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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-15-09 08:55 PM
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70. Luddite BS. this has nothing to do with communication technology, everything to do with stupidity.
I'm sure people said the same luddite BS when people started having phones. :eyes: There is nothing wrong with making it easier to communicate.
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  -Fiddling with her iPod - crossed 2 lanes of traffic and killed a pedestrian on the sidewalk charlie  Aug-15-09 05:19 PM   #0 
  - Murder, Same as shooting a person in the face.  Pavulon   Aug-15-09 05:20 PM   #1 
  - Agreed. +1  cherokeeprogressive   Aug-15-09 05:21 PM   # 
  - +2  malaise   Aug-15-09 05:42 PM   #17 
     - Darwin awards are for people who die by their own stupidity  laconicsax   Aug-15-09 06:26 PM   #34 
     - +3, but she deserves no awards. America rewards devolved behavior enough as it is.  Deja Q   Aug-15-09 07:09 PM   #44 
  - What if you're fighting with your spouse in the passenger seat  Mythsaje   Aug-15-09 05:23 PM   #3 
  - If you kill me with a 4000LB missile  Pavulon   Aug-15-09 05:28 PM   #6 
  - "Manslaughter"? I thought it was "murder".  MercutioATC   Aug-15-09 05:32 PM   #12 
  - It should be murder, it is manslaughter by statute.  Pavulon   Aug-15-09 05:34 PM   #13 
     - You MIGHT have a valid avenue using the "wanton disregard for life" standard...  MercutioATC   Aug-15-09 05:42 PM   #18 
        - Same standard that I apply to commercial air  Pavulon   Aug-15-09 05:52 PM   #22 
           - Intent.  MercutioATC   Aug-15-09 05:54 PM   #23 
              - You are correct, unless depraved indifference  Pavulon   Aug-15-09 05:57 PM   #26 
                 - Actually, I'd set the break point lower than you do.  MercutioATC   Aug-15-09 06:04 PM   #29 
  - Any reason other than medical reasons?  Xicano   Aug-15-09 07:27 PM   #48 
  - Yes, it is.  Deja Q   Aug-15-09 07:10 PM   #45 
  - "turn on the LCD TV in the back seat of the SUV...."  alphafemale   Aug-16-09 06:46 AM   #96 
  - Yes, it is. Why would fighting with your spouse justify negligent homicide?  TexasObserver   Aug-15-09 07:37 PM   #56 
  - Yes It Would Be Stupid and Murder  we can do it   Aug-15-09 09:31 PM   #74 
  - Actually, killing somebody with your car while drunk is "aggravated vehicular manslaughter".  MercutioATC   Aug-15-09 05:26 PM   #5 
  - I agree, murder in the legal sense maybe not, manslaughter yes.  Pavulon   Aug-15-09 05:29 PM   #8 
  - What if -  Tangerine LaBamba   Aug-15-09 05:39 PM   #15 
  - Wasn't there a Darwin award case like that?  MercutioATC   Aug-15-09 05:46 PM   #20 
  - Sounds like a law school exam -  Tangerine LaBamba   Aug-15-09 06:02 PM   #27 
     - ...and the "correct" answer usually has little to do with common sense.  MercutioATC   Aug-15-09 06:07 PM   #32 
     - There is no correct answer -  Tangerine LaBamba   Aug-15-09 06:24 PM   #33 
        - I started to work on it, but I don't have the background in precedent and case law.  MercutioATC   Aug-15-09 06:27 PM   #35 
           - It's not about case law -  Tangerine LaBamba   Aug-15-09 06:30 PM   #36 
              - So it IS a logic problem!  MercutioATC   Aug-15-09 06:32 PM   #37 
                 - You got it!  Tangerine LaBamba   Aug-15-09 06:48 PM   #39 
                    - Here's a stab at it (without assigning degrees of liability).  MercutioATC   Aug-15-09 07:23 PM   #46 
                       - All are correct,  Tangerine LaBamba   Aug-15-09 07:29 PM   #50 
                          - Oh, I can believe it.  MercutioATC   Aug-15-09 07:35 PM   #53 
                             - After almost a quarter century,  Tangerine LaBamba   Aug-15-09 08:22 PM   #64 
     - Clarence's parents  Oeditpus Rex   Aug-15-09 07:35 PM   #52 
     - ...and "Glinda the egghead" would fare much better?  MercutioATC   Aug-15-09 07:36 PM   #55 
     - She wouldn't be part of a running film joke  Oeditpus Rex   Aug-15-09 07:59 PM   #60 
     - An A+ answer!!!!  Tangerine LaBamba   Aug-15-09 08:34 PM   #65 
     - Piano Moving Co is liable to Glinda's estate/family and to Clarence's estate/family.  TexasObserver   Aug-15-09 09:10 PM   #72 
     - HAHAHAHAHA!  Tangerine LaBamba   Aug-15-09 09:54 PM   #75 
        - It's a set of facts that can be used to show negligence, proximate cause and damages.  TexasObserver   Aug-15-09 10:24 PM   #77 
           - No, I wrote nonsense to entertain  Tangerine LaBamba   Aug-15-09 10:39 PM   #80 
              - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Aug-15-09 10:47 PM   #82 
              - Well, you certainly do write nonsense. On that we can agree.  TexasObserver   Aug-16-09 07:40 AM   #98 
                 - Oh, LOOK!  Tangerine LaBamba   Aug-16-09 11:59 AM   #102 
     - ROFL  malaise   Aug-16-09 06:44 AM   #94 
  - The answer  charlie   Aug-15-09 06:06 PM   #31 
  - The legal school of thought on intent is that a person intends to do that which they have done.  Wizard777   Aug-15-09 08:10 PM   #61 
     - Thank you. INTENT is not addressed to the result, but to the action.  TexasObserver   Aug-16-09 12:35 AM   #87 
        - Right and the final nail on the Mens Rea. Did she know distracted driving can cause an accident?  Wizard777   Aug-16-09 06:38 AM   #93 
  - Oh good grief- it's negligent or at most reckless homicide  depakid   Aug-15-09 05:30 PM   #9 
  - Manslaughter, or depraved indifference if you are drunk in my mind  Pavulon   Aug-15-09 05:31 PM   #11 
  - Homicide is murder. It simply means you died by the hand of another.  Wizard777   Aug-15-09 07:24 PM   #47 
     - Depends on state definitions. "Homicide" is frequently the legal term for "murder".  MercutioATC   Aug-15-09 07:38 PM   #57 
        - No only in the police investigation. Once it gets to court you have to be very specific -  Wizard777   Aug-15-09 08:20 PM   #63 
  - The hard part is finding a prosecutor who will prosecute  tabasco   Aug-15-09 06:51 PM   #40 
  - +4  crazy_vanilla   Aug-15-09 08:36 PM   #66 
  - And 20 years ago the same thing happened when a woman was changing CDs in her stereo...  Mythsaje   Aug-15-09 05:21 PM   #2 
  - I assume they have crimes already penned for this. "Negligent homicide" or some such.  BlooInBloo   Aug-15-09 05:25 PM   #4 
  - There are. I think the argument is whether or not to specifically codify texting.  MercutioATC   Aug-15-09 05:30 PM   #10 
     - If Delaware law recognizes Implied malice It's murder. She also won't pass reasonable person test.  Wizard777   Aug-15-09 07:29 PM   #49 
  - I am devoid of sympathy for this girl.  liberalmuse   Aug-15-09 05:29 PM   #7 
  - I was nearly hit by someone on a cell phone. They came up on the sidewalk at me.  Kerrytravelers   Aug-15-09 05:41 PM   #16 
  - Pull over  charlie   Aug-15-09 05:44 PM   #19 
  - Multi-tasking is for sitting behind your desk, not the wheel of your car.  CrispyQ   Aug-15-09 05:35 PM   #14 
  - why isn't this treated like drunk driving?  Enrique   Aug-15-09 05:51 PM   #21 
  - Carelessness resulting in coldblooded killing  mitchum   Aug-15-09 05:55 PM   #24 
  - What do you do when an ass is cell phoning while driving?  Taitertots   Aug-15-09 05:57 PM   #25 
  - Nothing, unless they're driving erratically.  MercutioATC   Aug-15-09 06:05 PM   #30 
  - The younger generations are being raised with the inability to socialize in real life  Roland99   Aug-15-09 06:02 PM   #28 
  - What se did was horrible, but this is the same as people who fiddle with their stereo (ro)  krabigirl   Aug-15-09 06:54 PM   #41 
  - I see people reading novels. If in the company truck I blow the horn  Pavulon   Aug-15-09 06:56 PM   #42 
  - And if they cut across 2 lanes of traffic and kill someone  Hansel   Aug-15-09 07:36 PM   #54 
  - Doesn't a death during commission of a felony  mitchtv   Aug-15-09 10:56 PM   #83 
  - and yet because "almost everybody does it"  crazy_vanilla   Aug-15-09 08:47 PM   #67 
  - The older generation just has the inability to socialize though  Taitertots   Aug-15-09 07:03 PM   #43 
  - Antiquated social systems such as actual talking with whole words? nt  Obamanaut   Aug-15-09 08:51 PM   #68 
  - yeah, that was me.  Roland99   Aug-15-09 08:51 PM   #69 
     - Yeah, I can have a barbecue and beer less than 3 or 4 times a week  Taitertots   Aug-15-09 10:08 PM   #76 
        - Thanks for missing my point entirely.  Roland99   Aug-16-09 01:10 AM   #88 
  - Luddite BS. this has nothing to do with communication technology, everything to do with stupidity.  Odin2005   Aug-15-09 08:55 PM   #70 
  - Well, from this article, apparently it is.  Roland99   Aug-16-09 01:11 AM   #89 
  - Kids these days!  alcibiades_mystery   Aug-15-09 10:27 PM   #78 
  - Read Baudrillard  Manifestor_of_Light   Aug-16-09 02:49 AM   #90 
     - And this study noted on The Colbert Report the other night >>>>>  Roland99   Aug-16-09 07:48 AM   #99 
     - Define "real"  Odin2005   Aug-16-09 11:53 AM   #101 
  - From her Facebook page  MagickMuffin   Aug-15-09 06:46 PM   #38 
  - She can cling to that in jail. Maybe even get it tattooed on her.  Wizard777   Aug-16-09 06:44 AM   #95 
  - Texting should be illegal while driving. Or operating an Ipod.  TexasObserver   Aug-15-09 07:31 PM   #51 
  - Then get it codified.  MercutioATC   Aug-15-09 07:39 PM   #58 
     - Yes, it is different than eating or fiddling with the radio.  TexasObserver   Aug-15-09 07:44 PM   #59 
     - no different? oh please what total bullshit. and the laws are coming, thank you.  bettyellen   Aug-16-09 07:33 AM   #97 
  - I don't get it. Why can't people just fucking drive?  flvegan   Aug-15-09 08:18 PM   #62 
  - Count the people  Tangerine LaBamba   Aug-15-09 11:40 PM   #85 
  - People are stupid.  Odin2005   Aug-15-09 08:58 PM   #71 
  - On her Facebook page, Jankins' quote is: "Those who do not fear death will never die."  JI7   Aug-15-09 09:16 PM   #73 
  - She's a stupid bitch and deserves to be in jail.  proteus_lives   Aug-15-09 10:28 PM   #79 
  - Oops, delete. I read it wrong.  dkf   Aug-15-09 10:45 PM   #81 
  - Does the sexist slur make you feel better?  omega minimo   Aug-16-09 03:11 AM   #92 
     - What sexism?  proteus_lives   Aug-16-09 09:12 AM   #100 
  - "This was a tragedy that was the result of stupidity and inattentive driving,"  varelse   Aug-15-09 11:21 PM   #84 
  - Damn, I live right near there  TorchTheWitch   Aug-16-09 12:28 AM   #86 
  - I'd hit her with voluntary manslaughter charges.  Manifestor_of_Light   Aug-16-09 02:50 AM   #91 

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