Man's murder conviction reduced on appeal

There are 5 comments on the Democrat & Chronicle story from Feb 23, 2011, titled Man's murder conviction reduced on appeal. In it, Democrat & Chronicle reports that:

Man's murder conviction reduced on appeal New York's top court has narrowly voted to reduce the murder conviction of a driver who killed a Rochester woman while trying to elude Brighton police for attempting to steal a snowplow.

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Most Reverand Barnfart

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#1 Feb 23, 2011
IT IS TIME to replace all these stupid idiot judges, listed below, that say 5 years later that the killer is not guilty of the crimes he was convicted of by a jury of his peers!!
Prindle was convicted of murder after a jury trial in November 2005. Justice Joseph D. Valentino sentenced him after rejecting a request by Prindle’s lawyer to replace the murder conviction with a conviction for second-degree manslaughter.

Although a mid-level appeals court unanimously affirmed Prindle’s conviction, four judges of the Court of Appeals — Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman and Judges Carmen B. Ciparick, Robert S. Smith and Theodore T. Jones — concluded that the evidence “does not support the jury’s conclusion that defendant evinced a depraved indifference to human life.”

Judge Eugene F. Pigott Jr. wrote the dissenting opinion, saying that Prindle’s actions were so wanton and blameworthy that they rose to the level of murder.

“Each time defendant blasted through a red light, each time he drove into the oncoming lane of traffic, defendant had the opportunity to reassess his conduct and place society’s interests above his own,” Pigott said in a dissent joined by Judges Victoria A. Graffeo and Susan P. Read.“This he chose not to do, even when he collided with a pickup truck while running a red light a mere two intersections away from where the fatal incident occurred.”
Lets just get rid of the criminal justice system and have certain cops become "Robo-Cops" and hold court right there on the street without all this other BS going on! Judge, jury, and executioner all in one!
whatsitallabout

Rochester, NY

#2 Feb 24, 2011
No picture, so he must be WHITE.

And it seems our D.A.'s office makes a lot of mistakes. How about including the name of the D.A. and Judge that allowed this case to be F'd up???
Was it Green??

Since: Sep 08

Rochester, NY

#3 Feb 24, 2011
whatsitallabout wrote:
No picture, so he must be WHITE.
And it seems our D.A.'s office makes a lot of mistakes. How about including the name of the D.A. and Judge that allowed this case to be F'd up???
Was it Green??
The punk's picture was in the paper and yes he is white.The D.A. and the judge should both be censured and not be allowed to be in a court room.Don't we all love the liberal court system?
Old Firecrotch Barnfart

Rochester, NY

#4 Feb 24, 2011
Our local court are always f'in up cases.
And nothing is ever done.
Instead of doing anything, we give Green a better job as a Federal judge, so he can go f'up the federal cases.
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#5 Feb 24, 2011
I gues we can doi away with a trial in city court from now on, ket these 5 judges render a verdict and leave the general populace alone and quit making them serve and fk up their lives!.. THEN when something goes astray, they can blame the higher up judges that know more than anyone else.. Also pay them minumum wage too! They are worth at least that much, they are always 2nd guessing everyone around here..

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