Black People : Aimee Michael sentenced to 50 years for accidental car wreck.

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  1. skuderjaymes

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    Terrible, yes. Intentional, no. She was a part of a chain of events that
    led to the deaths of 5 people. But she didn't pull a trigger and shoot an
    unarmed handcuffed man being held down with a knee to the shoulder. And,
    of course, she's not a white cop either. If this were a civil case she would
    have had to have been proven 'grossly negligent' to be held liable in
    California. She was, according to the video, sideswiped by another car and
    that evidently caused her to lose control. No crime there. The crime is in
    leaving the scene. And for that she should have been punished. But 36
    years in and 14 on parole is overdoing it for an accidental act. She does not
    pose that much of a danger to society. It's not like she has a pathological
    obsession with causing fatal accidents. Or even a history of irresponsible
    behavior.

    And 8 years for her mother is also overdoing it. In my opinion.
     
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    This was in the poetry forum so i moved it to the open forum
     
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    oh wow.. my bad. thanks.
     
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    This was very heart felt and sad .......wow.....36 years
    kinda stiff on a sister talking bout some hard time and days ahead for her
    I send my prayers to both sides ....this was deep!

    No problem brother it's all good Skuderjaymes
     
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    shame!

    i think it was a black female judge. we be doing this stuff to ourselves yall.
    meanwhile the killer cop gets two years and time off for time served.
     
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    This is what we know, as American Justice!
     
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    I was hoping you were wrong.

    Judge Kimberly Esmond Adams

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    This world is SO on a**-backwards! She would give this woman 50 years for what was clearly an accident when rapists, child molestors, etc. would walk for much graver crimes??? ...smh. Also, I must be missing something in this....why would this woman panic and run from the scene when she was apparently hit herself? It was stupid to leave I agree, but I'm confused as to why they claim it was her fault if someone sideswiped her and subsequently caused the loss of lives.
     
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    I was thinking the exact same thing.

    Depends on if we are "missing something", but if not, 5 people lost their lives. If she really is at fault for more than just leaving the scene, the lost of 5 lives would certainly be worse than rape or even child molestation. But thats only IF we are missing something.
     
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    She plans to appeal..

    Michael, 24, was convicted Monday and given a 50 year sentence
    Thursday. Her lawyer, W. Scott Smith, said Friday that Michael plans to
    appeal on grounds that prosecutors withheld information about changes to
    the state's theory about how the April 12, 2009, crash occurred.

    The court ordered both sides to produce evidence by June. Prosecutors
    turned over data from their two crash reconstruction experts, but then
    altered some of the data just before trial, Smith said.

    Initially, a Fulton County police investigator and a civil engineer working for
    the state determined that Michael was speeding as fast as 70 mph and
    swerved her parent's BMW into another car driving alongside her, hitting it
    once and initiating a chain-reaction crash, according to testimony during
    the trial.

    But weeks before the trial started, they decided she was going no more
    than the 55 mph speed limit and that her car collided three times with the
    car alongside her, rather than once.


    "Both experts for the state changed their opinions two weeks before the
    trial, and did not provide supplementary reports," Smith said. He said he
    didn't learn that the state had changed these details until the police
    investigator testified. "That's the first that I heard they weren't going to
    proceed under the theory that she was speeding," Smith said.


    The information was a crucial part of the case because it went to the core
    of who caused the deaths of three children and two adults -- Michael or
    Robert Carter, the driver of the Mercedes who died in the crash.

    Smith had argued that the Mercedes hit Michael first, causing her to lose
    control and spin back into the Mercedes, initiating the big crash.

    A jury found the state's theory more credible, and convicted Michael on all
    counts. At a hearing Thursday, Fulton Superior Court Judge Judge
    Kimberly Esmond Adams ordered Michael to serve 36 years in prison and
    14 on probation.

    Smith has 30 days to file a motion for a new trial after the judge formally files her sentence.

    After Smith files that motion, he will no longer represent Michael. He said
    he will ask the court to appoint a public attorney to handle the appeal,
    because Michael is now indigent.


    "The family came out of pocket on this case over six figures, and they do
    not have the means to hire appellate counsel," Smith said.

    http://www.ajc.com/news/atlanta/easter-crash-trial-aimee-724386.html

     
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