Convicted motorcyclist gets seven yea...

Convicted motorcyclist gets seven years for trooper's death dur...

There are 5 comments on the Newsday story from Feb 14, 2007, titled Convicted motorcyclist gets seven years for trooper's death dur.... In it, Newsday reports that:

A motorcyclist convicted in the death of a state trooper during a high-speed chase was sentenced Wednesday to 7 years in state prison by a judge who turned down a prosecutor's bid for a longer sentence, saying ...

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paul

Saint James, NY

#1 Feb 14, 2007
I don't get this at all; of all the car chases i'v witnessed, where property damage during the chase is substantial, where hair raising close calls happen repeatedly, when and if the culprit is finally caught and arrested, he gets off with a piddling wrist slapping. This guy, does no damage, gives himself up, and he gets seven years? Sad as it is the troopers death was because of his own lack of driving skill and common sense.
jeremy

Houston, TX

#2 Feb 15, 2007
Completely agree with Paul. All this proves is that cops are treated as Gods, that can do no wrong, and their own mistakes must be "righted" by blaming and punishing someone else. This has to stop. This is not socialist China.
Ted

United States

#3 Oct 17, 2008
I have nothing more to say because Paul and Jeremy put it so well. I wholeheartedly agree.
angrygnome

Malone, NY

#4 Oct 19, 2008
It is a shame that the trooper lost his life.But you know how most of the troopers are they think they are above the law .Take away thier guns and thier authority and what ya got ? a security guard is what you get .
jman

Berkshire, NY

#5 Dec 2, 2008
just lucky the cop didn't kill some innocent people.

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