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Old April 7th, 2006, 12:02 AM   #1
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I just can't believe this kid is doing this. :miff:

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Old April 7th, 2006, 12:13 AM   #2
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its about time our justice system gets a swift kick in the ass i tell yah
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Old April 7th, 2006, 12:26 AM   #3
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One word comes to mind for that guy......@sshole!
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Old April 7th, 2006, 12:26 AM   #4
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thats a bunch of bull. there is no way he shoudl even be able to think about that
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Old April 7th, 2006, 12:27 AM   #5
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Soooo... a GL ass kicking anyone?
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Old April 7th, 2006, 12:35 AM   #6
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have to love the American system.

Hope he rots in you know where.
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Old April 7th, 2006, 12:53 AM   #7
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that guy isnt gonna get far in his law suit. I had an accident in 2000 in kzoo when this dumb skank switched lanes cut infront of me and then locked up her brakes at a YELLOW light. Because my distance was cut in half i was unable to stop. Failure to stop with in a safe distance was the ticket. To add to the fact this jack off, was drunk i dont see how he has any case. It should be dismissed. When you are the drunk driver it is impossible for you to be a victime. Simply impossible. I hope that jackas catches a disease and dies before it even goes to court, or he is run over or shot or something. If his case is not dismissed my blood pressure will just make me loose it. Please dude find a way to die if you win any amount of money i will come unglued !!!

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Old April 7th, 2006, 06:41 AM   #8
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Old April 7th, 2006, 08:50 AM   #9
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Cases like this make me hope for vigilante justice.
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Old April 7th, 2006, 09:33 AM   #10
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Well obviously I am going to be the minority here, but I think he should sue the township.

"A jury acquitted Campbell of second-degree murder, saying Davis contributed to the crash." His peers (a jury) found him not in fault (not guilty) in the accident, it was the police officer that made an illegal and fatal maneuver with his patrol car. It's very sad, and I hate to see any public safety personnel injured or killed.

He was drunk yes.... "twice" the limit even. But what they didn't write in the article was he drove back from Canada, dropped off 3 or 4 other friends from the bar, and was finally driving home, almost two hours of driving without any problems.

I don't condone drinking and driving drunk, it's easy to be twice the legal limit with the limit being .08; for most people thats 3 to 4 beers.

It is a slap in the face to sue in this case. However, he didn't "cause" the fatality, the police officer did by trying to do a u-turn over multiple lanes. You and I would have been given a ticket for trying such a thing. When he did this maneuver, he pulled in front of a drunk driver.

I am sure he has large amounts of medical bills that he can't pay, he HAD to hire an attorney to defend his case. He was a college student. I'm willing to bet he's in debt.

If it was you or I in that much debt and you knew the the township is most likely to settle this case (which most municipal governments do) we would go after them (again the police officer caused the accident) to get out of a humongous debt!

I do think it's a bullshit lawsuit, however, just look at it from his side before you judge....... he happened to be at the wrong place and wrong time when this happened. If it wasn't for the officer he would have made it home.
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I actually agree with Dave here.

I think the guy has HUGE balls for doing it... but... the circumstances do show that he wasn't at fault, as pointed out. Someone pulls out in front of you and you hit them, regardless of if you were drunk, if its unavoidable, its unavoidable.

I abhor drunk driving, and have lost a good friend to a drunk driver. But that cop died because he pulled out in front of a car on I-75, not because the guy was a drunk.
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Old April 7th, 2006, 09:47 AM   #12
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I guess I can see where you and Dave are coming from, but do you think he may have been able to stop if he hadn't been so stinking drunk? He was convicted of a crime in regards to this incident, so shouldn't that take away his right to sue? Just my 2 cents worth.
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ohh for some reason i was under the impression he crashed into the cop car. opps.
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Old April 7th, 2006, 10:08 AM   #14
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Drunk or not, you are responsible for maintaining control of your vehicle at all times. This guy did not regardless of the fact the cop cut him off. The kid hit the cop, end of story. The township dismissed the murder charge because there was no intent or malice to justify the aggravated nature of a second degree murder charge. His criminal trial was not one to determine whether the kid caused the accident or not regardless of how the jury wrote it.


Personally, I think if you commit a felony and injure yourself in the process no matter when, where, with what, etc... you should automatically lose any ability to sue anyone.
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I guess I can see where you and Dave are coming from, but do you think he may have been able to stop if he hadn't been so stinking drunk? He was convicted of a crime in regards to this incident, so shouldn't that take away his right to sue? Just my 2 cents worth.
2 things....

1 - Yes, he may (don't know) have been able to stop if he wasn't drinking, and I know he was going over the speed limit too, we all do that.

2 - So do you think the drunk that was in that back of the police car should be able to sue the township for injuries sustained? He was charged with drinking a driving and the police officer didn't "protect" him from further harm. If it was me, I'd sue more so for that reason......
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I guess I can see where you and Dave are coming from, but do you think he may have been able to stop if he hadn't been so stinking drunk? He was convicted of a crime in regards to this incident, so shouldn't that take away his right to sue? Just my 2 cents worth.
No, I don't think that. But hey, I'm just an automotive engineer with years of ABS/braking/traction control experience.

I'm not allowed to sit on Juries.

YOU would side with a cop no matter what on this issue.


If you broke into someones house, and they caught you, chained you to a bed, raped you, etc, do you lose all fo your rights because you were committing a crime?




I guarantee you.. GUARANTEE.. that if that cop was an joe-schmo driver, and a cop saw them pull out across the I-75 lanes, they would have gotten a ticket. The officer committed a moving violation, and it cost him his life.
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Old April 7th, 2006, 10:17 AM   #17
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a guy i know is kinda doing hte same thing. he got pulled over for something stuiped and he was drunk and the cops let him go. 5 miles down the road he totaled his truck out and was ok. now hes sueing the cops for letting him drive drunk an dnot takein him to jail
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Personally, I think if you commit a felony and injure yourself in the process no matter when, where, with what, etc... you should automatically lose any ability to sue anyone.
His accident - Misdemeanor
Drunk Driving - Misdemeanor (Third DUI is a felony)

Had he been found guilty of second degree murder, that's a felony. The jury gave a verdict to a criminal trial for murder, however, they did have to find out who was at fault for the accident.

He has no felonies......

If guy falls down a set of stairs because the first two stairs are missing while doing an armed robbery, no he shouldn't be able to sue the owner of the stairs, I agree....
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His accident - Misdemeanor
Drunk Driving - Misdemeanor (Third DUI is a felony)

Had he been found guilty of second degree murder, that's a felony. The jury gave a verdict to a criminal trial for murder, however, they did have to find out who was at fault for the accident.

He has no felonies......

If guy falls down a set of stairs because the first two stairs are missing while doing an armed robbery, no he shouldn't be able to sue the owner of the stairs, I agree....

Sorry, wrong word to pick then. If you are engaging in a criminal act. As for the accident, they did NOT find the cop at fault. Merely that his actions contributed to it and thus negated the murder charge.
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So, if you are driving your Jeep and your bumper height is too high by 1" then, again, you forfeit all your legal rights if someone pulls out in front of you and you can't avoid hitting them?

The law doesn't work that way, for a reason.
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