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At least 60 months imprisonment and 120 months probation. Cyclist's lives WILL be worth less as long as the Cycling Community lets this happen without massive demonstrations of public disgust with the Judges and Prosecutors.
If NC cyclists want to know HOW TO DO IT, here a way.
The local cycling community needs to take a page from the MADD playbook and hound the police, prosecutor, and courts with all the publicity they can generate.
The media WILL cover any demonstration with 30 or more participants. Use the internet, picket the police department and the prosecutor's office space. Pack the courtroom.
Talk to the press, the radio people, and the TV folks. Use political ACTION and EMOTION (show the family, distribute photos, humanize the deceased cyclist). It works.
If MADD could do it, cyclists can.
This should be done in every location, every time a cyclist is killed. Stop whinning on the internet and put a stop to leniency for these KILLERS. Call them what they are -- KILLER, not murderers but ordinary, garden variety careless, negligent, reckless KILLERS. And demand appropriate punishment for their HOMICIDE. This was not an "accident."
Last edited by trek2.3bike; 11-05-10 at 06:30 PM.