What Makes Drivers Not Liable For Murder?

December 9, 2011

If you get drunk, grab a loaded gun, go into a public space and shoot one or more people, what charge will be laid?  Murder, right, 25-to-life.  If you get drunk, pick up a wrench and smash it over someone’s head, what charge will be laid?  Murder, of course, 25-to-life.  If you get drunk, get into your car and mow down pedestrians on the street, what charge will be laid?  Vehicular manslaughter if we are lucky, 4 or 5 years.

What’s wrong with this picture?  Why do killers with cars get away with murder?

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1622 Commercial Drive

December 9, 2011

I have a new posting at the Grandview Heritage Group website about the history of 1622 Commercial.  Take a look!