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......