- March 03, 2011 - 12:17
Pat- he got 2 1/2 year sentence for criminal negligence causing death, robert parsons got six months for killing Mathew Churchill, are you saying the up and coming MLB players life is more important than theres. get real please.
- March 03, 2011 - 10:46
Shame on our justice system for such a pittance of a punishment. This "asshloe" as Noseworthy refers to himself in the above article, should have received a much stronger message, I agree with the 50 years. Does the justice system really think they can supervise him when he gets out to guarentee he will not get behind the wheel of a vehicle again and next time, God forbid, kill one or more innocent human beings, I think not. Where is justice for the rest of us in this case, we are the ones our justice system is paid to protect, so why not start doing what we are paying you to do - please - do we have to beg? Good health to Mrs. Button and her family, at least the greater community is on your side.
- March 03, 2011 - 09:58
Grant--The case you refer to in the US involved a suspended driver running a red light killing a young up and coming MLB pitcher, no comparsion. There is a big difference in scratching your ass and tearing it up.
- March 03, 2011 - 09:21
Grant, I prefer to compare our justice system to that of Vegas bookies. With 15 convictions and still in front of a judge our system places odds on whether habitual drunk drivers will re-offend. Bookies would have halted betting decades ago. Our justice system is purely for entertainment and economic development purposes only.
- March 03, 2011 - 08:38
was reading where a drunk driver in the US went through a red light and hit another car a killing a occupent. it wasent hit and run, it was a first offence. he never got life in prison, darn it all, he got 50 years to life. Robert Parsons got six months for hit and run causing death, he got six months. Mr Parsons would have to kill 100 while driving to get that sentence in newfoundland. sorry just compairing newfoundland justice to the american system.