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Rodney King Gets Slap On Wrist For Another DUI

Hits: 8214 | Rating: (2.8) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: fancylad
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OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 14367 Posts
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 9:06:38 PM
When he got up off of the ground and hit that cop, they should have just shot him.

madest
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6458 Posts
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 12:35:50 PM
Gerry, I didn't label it a disease. I'm not a doctor or a psychologist. Be that as it may it is recognized by professional medical organizations as a chronic, progressive and fatal disease. Call it what you want. I am one of the few who doesn't think it rises to the criminal level. Some people can handle their alcohol better than others and this one size fits all bull is more nonsense control. MADD made a big deal out of drinking and driving and their actions have reduced deaths. It however does not justify throwing tax paying citizens in jail if nobody or property was harmed. We're too accepting as a society for punishing people for behavior that could lead to a crime and not very focused on what should be considered a crime. 2,000,000 Americans are behind bars... How many of them never hurt a soul?

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 11:35:29 AM

So, Alcoholism is a "desease" because it got out of control?
So... gambling, porn, video games, smoking, these things are also diseases? Any time something is out of control, it's a disease.

That's kinda soft headed. Tiger Wood wasn't a cheeter, he had a disease. Bernie Madoff wasn't greedy, he had a disease.

How about we just hold people accountable for their behavior instead of giving them a victim card to play. "It's not my fault, I have a disease!"

dang007
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 590 Posts
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 11:18:29 AM
>>>Gerry, Alcoholism is a disease. Drinking is not a crime. Drinking and driving should not be a crime if there is no accident.<<<

Just like taking your AK-47 onto a plane should not be a crime - as long as there are no accidents.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 10:31:15 AM

madest - Alcoholism is not a disease. Neither is gambling, shop lifting, nor porn 'addiction'. They are a lack of judgement, discipline, and/or character. Do you consider Tobacco a disease? it's also addictive and has negative consequences to botht he users and those around them. Do you have the same sympathy for smokers or are they just filthy? This fluffy/stuffy "disease" labeling is excusing the behavior and only worsens the problem.

How many times does the same ass hole do the same stupid stunt and get away with the "disease" excuse? Maybe he's just too stupid to correct his behavior, or the punishment hasn't made it worth his while?

As for it not being a crime, before it was ciminalized everyone screamed for thougher laws to prevent deaths. Unfortunately, they didn't make the penalties tough enough but the laws have become large money-makers for the states in fines, legal fees and their kick-back for alcohol treatment.

madest
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6458 Posts
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 8:17:20 AM
Gerry, Alcoholism is a disease. Drinking is not a crime. Drinking and driving should not be a crime if there is no accident. We're supposed to be "land of the free". We're "land of another new law everyday". Jails are full. Full of alcoholics and pot heads. Now there's no room for muderers, rapists or hedgefund managers.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 7:23:28 AM

madest
"They need treatment not punishment "

My dieing ass!
They know how much they drink. They know the consequences if caught. They know it's a risk to others. If you want to drink, just plan on a cab. After his multi-million dollar lawsuit he can afford one.

Bad decisions should not be coddled with fuzzy-warm therapy. that sort of thinking is why there are so many repeat offenders.

tommy2X4
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 3367 Posts
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 7:21:12 AM
Was he on his Hoveround?

pmarren
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 4369 Posts
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 7:01:11 AM
When is this ass-hole going to just die and make the rest of the world a better place?

madest
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6458 Posts
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 3:54:42 AM
Yeah, that's smart, let's not punish them until they kill someone. Good logic. Remember that if it happens to be someone in your family that gets killed by a repeat offender.
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There was a time in America when drinking and driving was not illegal. Sadly me and Rodney are both old enough to have lived it. Drinking age (for me) was 18. Anyone born a month after me had to wait until they were 21. It seemed like out of nowhere, a group calling themselves Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) lobbied and got everything they wanted in every state in the nation. Some of it clearly unconstitutional. They got the government to establish sobriety checkpoints where you could be stopped by law enforcement officials with no probable cause whatsoever. They got the prosecutable definition of a DUI lowered to BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) of .12, then .1, and now, through federal programs that blackmails states by withholding highway funds, they have driven it down to .08.

bex753
Male, 40-49, Western US
 201 Posts
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 1:39:18 AM
DUI fines are very soft in most of the USA but something that happened Over 20 years ago hardly makes him enemy number one.

shamrock1014
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 306 Posts
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 1:29:50 AM
Monday, February 27, 2012 3:50:35 PM
Weed is legal in Cali. Your jails are over flowing and have been ordered to reduce your prison population by the Supreme Court. I bet everyone with multiple DUI's are getting this treatment in Cali. It really is the way it should be. They need treatment not punishment (unless of course they killed somebody).


Yeah, that's smart, let's not punish them until they kill someone. Good logic. Remember that if it happens to be someone in your family that gets killed by a repeat offender.

collegebound
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 3740 Posts
Monday, February 27, 2012 8:27:00 PM
"I'm white with no prior's. So yeah, probably."

I'm black with no prior's and i would probably still get more time than him :( depends on race, status, and location.

Fatninja01
Male, 18-29, Australia
 24615 Posts
Monday, February 27, 2012 8:08:16 PM
What... hes still around! right o

mcssls
Female, 70 & Over, S. America
 633 Posts
Monday, February 27, 2012 6:32:24 PM
cops should take him out and give him a good old fashioned therapuetic beating, oh, wait, that didn't work the last time.

StillCrazee
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 40 Posts
Monday, February 27, 2012 6:18:37 PM
No, Drac...no he isn't. I weep for the world. "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 12320 Posts
Monday, February 27, 2012 5:56:30 PM
Isn't he the guy that caused the LA riots? They should have given him a sound beating instead.

PizzaPits
Male, 18-29, Western US
 555 Posts
Monday, February 27, 2012 4:55:58 PM
Question! *Ahem*.. Who gives a s.hit?

madest
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6458 Posts
Monday, February 27, 2012 3:50:35 PM
Weed is legal in Cali. Your jails are over flowing and have been ordered to reduce your prison population by the Supreme Court. I bet everyone with multiple DUI's are getting this treatment in Cali. It really is the way it should be. They need treatment not punishment (unless of course they killed somebody).

botfly
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 616 Posts
Monday, February 27, 2012 3:49:58 PM
should'a hit'em harder the first time

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Monday, February 27, 2012 2:51:24 PM

I guess Celebrity Rehab didn't help much.

LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4588 Posts
Monday, February 27, 2012 2:38:31 PM
Pulled over, not drunk. Mj in his system? How long does that stuff last? He's smoked in the last couple of weeks. How is this a slap on the wrist?

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CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17130 Posts
Monday, February 27, 2012 2:37:38 PM
You'd have thought that beatdown in the 90's would've made him sober up.

paddy215
Male, 18-29, Europe
 1673 Posts
Monday, February 27, 2012 2:35:12 PM
So he has to go to an alcohol awareness program for being caught with blood alcohol levels under the legal limit? The law is weird.

Scuzoid
Male, 30-39, Western US
 1270 Posts
Monday, February 27, 2012 2:18:44 PM
Yeah, I've driven on a single beer since I was a kid. It's not a crime for a reason. Driving while on MJ, I mean, come on. That's hardly a crime worth anything more than a fine.

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