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Originally Posted by crhilton
Sounds like how negligence law should already be interpreted. Great! I hope DA's don't drop the ball and refuse to prosecute if it goes through.
The Prosecutors have opposed it in the past. They'd rather the Jury think that manslaughter is the only
available crime than give them the option of convicting on a lesser offense. So they get handed an acquittal more often than not. That lets them claim that there is "Insufficient evidence" (of the felony) to be bothered with the effort of prosecuting. After all, the vic was just a cyclist, pedestrian, child, etc.