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Old 11-24-2014, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Holly Neighborhood, AUSTINtx
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Angry father of accident victim throws chair at judge | www.palmbeachpost.com

I don't think I would have done the same if I were him, but the verdict was a joke for what amounts to vehicular manslaughter.
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Old 11-24-2014, 12:19 PM
 
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sad part is that his punishment might end up to be harsher than killer's...

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Old 11-24-2014, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Prosper
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I feel sorry for the father. Not much info in that article though... A lot of times, the sentence a judge hands down is defined by law for a certain crime, and they don't have much leeway in giving a harsher punishment, even if they want to. Without knowing all the particulars, I can't blame the judge.
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Old 11-24-2014, 01:16 PM
 
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My feeling is that regardless of the outcome no one has any business acting that way. If you can't control yourself in a courtroom than you should respectfully not attend.

We wouldn't have a legal system for very long if everyone felt they had the right to do as they pleased whenever a judge brought back a result that they personally disagree with.

I'm not saying this father isn't a sympathetic figure. He clearly is. Judges often do things we disagree with and can rattle us enormously.

However, at the end of the day, its either behave yourself in court, or don't go there at all. There is no right to attend court and vent your frustrations in any way you feel like.
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Old 11-24-2014, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Earth
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Would have thrown it at the driver. Then again accidents happen,despite him driving over the limit.Who knows,might have happened even he wasn't speeding.They might have cut the guy off,50 0r 75.not gonna come to a stop in time. Couldn't imagine the grief though,I would die inside if I lost my daughter.
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Old 11-24-2014, 05:38 PM
 
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