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Old 04-09-2009, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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I just watched reaction to this on ESPNnews. I admire the reaction that Nick's agent gave. He just let it all go and cried. I may be insensitive but i would rather you just be honest and show your emotions than hear that "they are in our thoughts and prayers" BS. Right now, i just feel this is f'd up. I respect what Jason Campbell did after Sean Taylor's murder when he just cried on national TV. When a life is taken i think professionality should go out the window and just let it loose. Why someone so young with such a bright future killed by a worthless thug?! I'm just really angry right now.
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Old 04-09-2009, 09:02 PM
 
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Alanboy395 is absolutely right. I am just sickened by this. A 22 year old with a great career ahead of him. Unbelievable.
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Old 04-09-2009, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
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I knew someone who was jogging out in Agoura at 6:30 a.m., and she was hit and killed by a drunk driver. Police officers found only her shoes by the side of the road; that's how they knew to start combing the nearby bushes for her. The guy who hit her also hit several parked cars, etc. He was a young guy much like this one. What sentence did he get? Six years! That's it! Six years for taking the life of another person?? On what planet does this make sense? He had no prior convictions, but that's probably because his rich family bought him out of trouble time after time.

I hope that Andrew Gallow is locked up for a long, long time, especially because he has had prior convictions. Nothing will bring back the people that he killed, but there needs to some kind of justice!
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Old 04-09-2009, 09:36 PM
 
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So sad, and so very frustrating.
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Old 04-09-2009, 09:55 PM
 
Location: los angeles
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A drunk driver with a suspended license for prior DUI commits murder. Yes, alcoholism is an illness but poor decisions must also be considered by the court. And that USC student was killed by a drunk driver. Another reason to "throw the book" at these murderers
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Old 04-10-2009, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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God that is like NM, drunk drivers with suspended licenses driving...As Happ said, we all know alcololism is a desease, but where does responsibility come in? Sickness or not, any adult knows not to drink and drive.. Drink all you want, take a taxi or get someone to drive you home. There is just too much of this happening today..

NM is notoriaus for this..Some with 10 or more convictions, still driving. We had one not far from our house when we lived there, 11am, she was drunk, hit 2 elderly men and they both died. She had a 4 year little girl in her car at the time.

Nita
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Old 04-10-2009, 08:25 AM
 
Location: West Coast
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RIP. So sad, stupid idiot drunk drivers.
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Old 04-10-2009, 03:49 PM
 
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Rip
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Old 04-10-2009, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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what a shame, my condolences go out to his family.
This brings up a good though though... DUI seems to be so widely talked about in Orange County but yet still people abuse drinking and driving, it's an absolute shame. I don't think there's any more our law officers/marketing/community can do to stress the importance of not drinking while intoxicated!

Another idea, I hope people can learn from this, you are never safe and this can happen to anyone- celebrity, athlete, nobody, wealthy, poor, etc. Please use caution when driving and think about the other people on the road! Whether drunk or sober, please please be more assertive when driving, and look before you turn, use your signals, and STOP tailgating people if you do already! These are just as bad as dui as you can cause a major pile-up on the 5!

Again best wishes to this young athlete's family and may God rest your soul.
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Old 04-10-2009, 07:59 PM
 
Location: San Diego, Ca
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My condolences go out to his family and to the other victims families. This should never have happened. The one that caused this should have been in jail to begin with after his other run ins with the law.
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