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Originally Posted by CB HI
You and the DA keeps talking about the previous 3 lights as hard evidence but he has not put forward any hard evidence that the cyclist ran a red at the intersection of the collision.
With all the tough talk by the DA that he was going to hammer the cyclist, community service and the CA version of a deferred sentence is hardly a hammer.
So many inferences about what the DA had and didn't have thru this whole thread. I see:
1. The cyclist struck and killed a pedestrian.
2. The cyclist admitted doing so.
3. The family is without a loved one.
4. The cyclist gets off almost scott-free.
The punishment is wrong on so many levels - drop all the other crap about motorists and and equal punishment and all that, and look at THIS case. The guy on the bike was ripping down the road, being stupid, killed someone - his irresponsibility got someone killed. And gets probation and community service.
Shoot, here in Oregon, you get danged near that punishment if you make your dog sleep outside on a cold night without the legally-prescribed dog house......