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Man Kills 14 year old girl and 59 year old man, is quoted “That’s my driving style” Aquitted

By • Jul 20th, 2008 • Category: Rants

http://www.kansascity.com/115/story/708333.html

This driver had a whole other vehicle lane and did not even try to use it, instead killing a 14 year old girl and her grandfather.

The driver was quoted:

“More than once, Johnson was asked why he didn’t move over into the clear left lane. Force of habit, he replied. It was, he said, his driving style.”

I just have to question the justice in this world after reading this, seriously.

I do not have any words for this, just an unbelievable sense of outrage at the lack of justice.

I think the biggest irony here is that the man who killed these cyclists was acting out the same sorts of prejudice that he might have endured himself in the past.  The “Cyclists are inferior get out of my way or I will kill you” is not far from the “Blacks are inferior, get out of my way boy” Attitude.  (I do not agree with either).

I am glad that the media did not take the side of the motorist.

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5 Responses »

  1. Unfortunately the arrogance of aggressive drivers knows no bounds. We have 2 or 3 “9/11′s” on our nation’s roads every month and nothing is ever done about it.

  2. When I first read the article I was on fire, I have calmed down some since then. I just do not understand how someone could run over two people so casually when they could easily have changed lanes. It really pains me to think about it.

    Two human beings were destroyed by a complete disregard for life. I have a daughter and we ride on the roads. This could have been me and my daughter.

    Something has to change, I don’t know how, but I know it must. I admit jailing people isn’t going to bring anyone back, but to have the law pat the guy on the back and say “You did the right thing” is unacceptable.

  3. I guess the 14 year old girl can just be glad she didn’t run into this guy:

    http://www.sunherald.com/local/story/684214.html

    Apparently that guy was a sex offender and flashed his naughty bits, which is much worse than vehicular manslaughter.

    Right?


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