How Lending A Friend Your Car, Then Going to Bed Can Land You a Life Prison Sentence

Discussion in 'Ethics, Morality, & Justice' started by Sorcerer, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. Sorcerer Put a Spell on you Registered Senior Member

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    I've just found this link on another forum:

    http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/lending-friend-your-car-can-get-you-life-sentence?paging=off&current_page=1#bookmark

    Quote:

    "Several years ago I read a piece in The New York Times by Adam Liptak about Ryan Holle. Ryan, who had no prior record, is serving a life sentence with no chance of parole in Florida. He was convicted of pre-meditated murder, even though no one, including the prosecutor, disputes that Ryan was asleep in his bed at home at the time of the crime. This could only happen in America, because we are the only country that retains the Felony Murder Rule."


    This is truly shocking, imo.
     
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  3. Kittamaru Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Adieu, Sciforums. Valued Senior Member

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    Sadly... I only have one reaction to this...

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  5. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    I hope his lawyers are appealing this case for it seems that he shouldn't be so harshly dealt with.
     
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  7. Kittamaru Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Adieu, Sciforums. Valued Senior Member

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    Unfortunately he's already spent 11 years in jail for this... it seems the best bet would be to put enough pressure on to cause a presidential pardon, since the local enforcement seems to have no desire to back down
     
  8. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Never lend or give any thing to anyone or you might go to prison. If someone asks you for directions to the bank, quickly walk away.
     
  9. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    Geeze, Ryan Holle isn't even black!

    Stay out of the South. The people there are even crazier than regular Americans.
     
  10. Motor Daddy ☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼ Valued Senior Member

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    Where do "regular Americans" live? Kansas? New York?
     
  11. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Maybe Chicago where a medical student is arrested for trying to check on the well being of someone passed out on the sidewalk.
     
  12. Gremmie "Happiness is a warm gun" Valued Senior Member

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    I used to be a Navy Corpsman... That's a medic.

    One day, I happened to be in a grocery store.

    I saw a man fall out...

    Checked him out, and he was in full cardiac arrest.

    I applied CPR, this was a no brainer for me...

    Now, anyone that knows a bit about this kinda thing, knows there's a definite chance of a broken rib or two... And, that's what happened.

    Ingrate tried to sue me. Case was dismissed...

    But, would I ever bother to help again?... Probably not. Just not worth it.

    What a world we live in.
     
  13. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    Just because you were a navy corpsman doesn't mean you nearly have to kill everyone.
    How many of these so-called "heart attacks" have you seen?
     
  14. Gremmie "Happiness is a warm gun" Valued Senior Member

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    Wow...
    What's with the hostility?

    And what? Nearly kill everyone?.

    What the fuck man...
     
  15. Enmos Valued Senior Member

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    I think the Captain had a bit too much coffee this morning...
     
  16. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    Only joking Gremmie.
    I know you were trying to help him.


    Anyway,it's time you started on my riddle.
     
  17. Gremmie "Happiness is a warm gun" Valued Senior Member

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    Doesn't matter to me...

    I don't have the time or patience, for bullshit... He's on ignore now.
     
  18. Enmos Valued Senior Member

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    Oh..
    He just said, in that post above yours, that it was just a joke.

    "Only joking Gremmie.
    I know you were trying to help him."
     
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  19. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Time for the reveal.
     

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