Father shot dead drunk driver moments after he crashed into truck killing

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  1. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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  2. Gemini Dolly

    Gemini Dolly Well-Known Member

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    What an ugly story.

    Seems like the man also has 3 other children. He made a very bad decision in the heat of the moment.

    I hope the jury can find it in their hearts to let the man have the opportunity of being a father to the children that remain.
  3. Stryker44

    Stryker44 ^^^Skins Fan

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    This is the way justice should be handled in my opinion. For the citizens. By the citizens. Enforce the public morality.
  4. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    We had that type justice in this country at one time. Many innocent people were killed as a result.

    It sounds good until you kill someone who doesn't deserve it.
  5. ethiostar

    ethiostar Well-Known Member

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    Not sure how i would have reacted in that situation. Too easy for me to sit here and say this is how I would have handled it. I'm pretty sure I would have been enraged and not thinking straight though. I don't think I would have been in control of my faculties to think about my other children and wife who would need me more now than ever before this incident.

    Horrible situation all around.
  6. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    The whole "The law is the law" argument is fine but it needs to be administered with common sense and with a focus on the entire situation.
  7. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash Zone Supporter

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    What he did was legally wrong and but am sure he will gladly pay for it.

    If a drunk driver killed my sons I would probably do the same thing.

    If I was on the jury, I would believe temporary insanity unless he has a history of violence.
  8. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    If he would have just reached in the vehicle and choked the drunk driver to death immediately after the accident, .. I think he would have gotten off.

    But going back to get a gun and then do what he did, .. it doesn't look good for him.

    And like someone else said, it was a bad decision since he has other children and his wife that still need him.
  9. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    I think so too. The going back for the gun is going to create a big problem for his defense.
  10. Diogenes

    Diogenes Well-Known Member

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    Anyone remember this case?

    A Fathers Revenge. Shooting his sons rapist.

    According to the Victim Jody Plauche,
    Based on the facts, Mr. Plauche was justified and a hero in my opinion. Here are the facts:

    1. The case took place in Baton Rouge--Ryan Airport at the time (Metro now)...and it took place on Friday, March 16th, 1984 around 9:30pm.

    2. I am the boy--and my mother and father have NEVER been divorced...as a matter of fact they are still married to this day. At the time they were separated, but the kidnapper was not my mother's boyfriend! He was my Karate teacher and it was not until after the shooting that his lawyers claimed that my mother and him were boyfriend and girlfriend.

    3. As for my mother being in on it...NO WAY! She is the one who called the police and then my father...in that order. There were many hours of taped phone conversations with the kidnapper saying we were in New York when we were really in California.

    4. We were tracked down by a collect phone call. My mother asked for "time and charges" and when the operator came back on...she gave the address and the motel room # we were staying at...The Soama Motel in Anaheim, CA--room 38.

    5. The sexual abuse was not a rumor--it was a proven scientific fact! I was taken to the hospital and given a rape kit which found spermatazoa on the rectal slide. The sexual abuse had taken place for almost a year "before" the kidnapping. As a matter of fact--the kidnapper lost his sex drive and only molested me a few times over the 10 days I was gone. I have the hospital report--I will post it on my website.

    Read the rest here and watch the video here:http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=7f5_1281036313
  11. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    Yeah I remember that and it's probably the most concise form of justice imagineable. People are terrified about 'copy-cats' on that end, but when it comes to copy-cats gaming the system and dragging our society through the mud it's called due process and far more costly on every level.
  12. Stryker44

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    You have a point - but now we have a system where justice is largely based on how much money you have to spend on your defense as well as the demographics of the local jury pool...
  13. jimnabby

    jimnabby Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    These aren't in conflict with each other. The jury needs to do their job, which is determining whether he did what he's accused of doing. The prosecution, in deciding on charges, and especially the judge, in sentencing, have the ability to apply common sense and perspective to the case. This is where mandatory sentencing is a problem - taking latitude out of the judge's hands can force the jury into a more difficult situation.

    It'll probably never go to trial anyway.
  14. Diogenes

    Diogenes Well-Known Member

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    I agree. At the same time, this cuts both ways. There are countless examples of murderers, rapists, and child molesters getting a relative slap on the wrist when they deserved much harsher sentences. The decisions of judges at times are truly mind boggling. So they need to be kept in check to an extent, while at the same time we need to find good balance.
  15. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    We agree for once.
  16. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    I don't think so. Imagine having witnessed what he witnessed. It's a terrible thing when you see your own child dead. Trust me.
  17. arglebargle

    arglebargle Well-Known Member

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    Too much information missing: Were they pushing that truck on the backside of a curve, or just beneath the crest of a hill? Where even a good driver would have plowed into them? Was the driver even conscious at that point after the wreck? Words exchanged?

    You can understand the father's feelings. I'd certainly go for a jury trial.

    A wise man once said though, "An Eye for an Eye Will Make the Whole World Blind".
  18. ethiostar

    ethiostar Well-Known Member

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    I don't want to belittle your comment or the tragedy of the story here but............

    One of my favorite parts of this movie. A good movie, by the way.
  19. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    That's what I meant when saying it had to be administered with common sense.
  20. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    Several year ago, there was an article about a father who killed his best frind after the friend reaped his 14 year old daughter.

    Both of them worked at a furniture store, and the friend that he killed did not know that he knew of the rape.

    So, one evening after closing the store, he called his friend to come to the loading dock after hours to help him get some furniture into the warehouse.

    The friend showed up, and the man killed him on the spot.

    After he was indicted and sent to death row, he said that he made the biggest mistake of his life by what he did, and that now he left behind a wife and four other children that he will never, ever, get to touch, hold, or kiss, much less his daughter that got raped.

    Sometimes, during a tragedy like these, unless you want to make matters worse...you better think twice about your actions.

    So sad...

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