Steve Nixon Charged in Boating Accide...

Steve Nixon Charged in Boating Accident, Amanda Brady, Nixon Facing...

There are 105 comments on the WTVR story from Aug 17, 2010, titled Steve Nixon Charged in Boating Accident, Amanda Brady, Nixon Facing.... In it, WTVR reports that:

The man steering a boat that crashed July 5th in the Rappahannock River, killing a Henrico teacher and seriously injuring nine others, has been charged with aggravated involuntary manslaughter and a slew of other counts.

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Stop being a JERK

Chester, VA

#61 Aug 19, 2010
Stop Whining wrote:
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Wow, I'm sorry I must of struck a nerve, I'm sorry but I truly believe that show places a bad image of firefighters and firehouse life into the public's eye. No ego here my friend!
I don't even watch the show "Rescue Me". The fact that Mr. Nixon is a Fireman is crucial to this story since it has already become his main defense. His lawyer stated that we need to look at all the good he has done as a fireman.

You are not My friend buddy!
No you stop being a JERK

Marietta, GA

#62 Aug 19, 2010
Stop being a JERK wrote:
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I don't even watch the show "Rescue Me". The fact that Mr. Nixon is a Fireman is crucial to this story since it has already become his main defense. His lawyer stated that we need to look at all the good he has done as a fireman.
You are not My friend buddy!
I'm sorry Mr. Jerk, but the fact that he has been in the fire dept. for 19 years should not be his defense. He was not actively engaging in firefighting when this accident occurred, I understand he has done well in his career, but he made the decision to consume alcohol and operate the boat on his off time, that is nothing fire department related!
You are a big JERK

Chester, VA

#63 Aug 19, 2010
No you stop being a JERK wrote:
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I'm sorry Mr. Jerk, but the fact that he has been in the fire dept. for 19 years should not be his defense. He was not actively engaging in firefighting when this accident occurred, I understand he has done well in his career, but he made the decision to consume alcohol and operate the boat on his off time, that is nothing fire department related!
I heard he went out shopping to purchase the alcohol while on duty as a fireman. I can believe this because I see firemen driving their trucks to and from the store all the time.

Most of the HC firemen love Walmart and the Short Pump Town Center, especially Dicks. This way they can buy cool workout outfits before going over to American Family Fitness to shake their booty.
Midlo Resident

Richmond, VA

#64 Aug 19, 2010
Mistake it's not. His BAC was .14, almost twice the legal limit meaning he had more than one or two drinks. Due to his willful decision to mix drinking and driving he should have to deal with the consequences of his actions be it legal and/or psychological.
concerned

Richmond, VA

#65 Aug 19, 2010
Dublin wrote:
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Why would anyone lie? Wouldn't that be silly. Think about it!!
actually No, it is done on a daily basis...
Fanny

Chester, VA

#66 Aug 19, 2010
concerned wrote:
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actually No, it is done on a daily basis...
It takes effort and deceit to lie. Why would anyone want to lie? That is silly.
concerned

Richmond, VA

#67 Aug 19, 2010
Fanny wrote:
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It takes effort and deceit to lie. Why would anyone want to lie? That is silly.
why would people want to send a virus to other people's computer?
Who knows why people know what other people do?
A Concerned Mother

Kilmarnock, VA

#68 Aug 19, 2010
Every comment is about this poor man and his family, the real shame is that he did it and knew full well what he was doing. I will bet that these charges will soon disappear and what does not disappear will surely be dropped. Funny though you do not hear the black, white card played here. Every time there is something posted you hear all this negative stuff about black , white issues, Come on now if this was someone that was black all these comments would be different. No matter where he worked he should be punishes to the fullest extent of the law.
hello

Richmond, VA

#69 Aug 19, 2010
A Concerned Mother wrote:
Every comment is about this poor man and his family, the real shame is that he did it and knew full well what he was doing. I will bet that these charges will soon disappear and what does not disappear will surely be dropped. Funny though you do not hear the black, white card played here. Every time there is something posted you hear all this negative stuff about black , white issues, Come on now if this was someone that was black all these comments would be different. No matter where he worked he should be punishes to the fullest extent of the law.
Why does everything have to be against and about Black people..
You want to be treated equal quit living in the past.This is about a family torn apart...
Maybe being Black is your spotlight or your feeling sorry 4 yourself..Get over it.Or better yet go home to Africa..Who is keeping you all here?
Vinny

Chester, VA

#70 Aug 19, 2010
hello wrote:
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Why does everything have to be against and about Black people..
You want to be treated equal quit living in the past.This is about a family torn apart...
Maybe being Black is your spotlight or your feeling sorry 4 yourself..Get over it.Or better yet go home to Africa..Who is keeping you all here?
That was a cruel comment. You should apologize for being so insensitive. This is America and everyone has rights. Except to build a mosque on or near Ground Zero. You want to get mad, get mad at something important like that. Every union in NYC should be contacted so they all agree NOT to work on such a project. Who wants Blood Money!! express your opinion and do whatever it takes before it is too late!!!
hello

Richmond, VA

#71 Aug 19, 2010
Vinny wrote:
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That was a cruel comment. You should apologize for being so insensitive. This is America and everyone has rights. Except to build a mosque on or near Ground Zero. You want to get mad, get mad at something important like that. Every union in NYC should be contacted so they all agree NOT to work on such a project. Who wants Blood Money!! express your opinion and do whatever it takes before it is too late!!!
I am not being cruel..I am being honest..This page is for comments concerning Steve and his family and someone wants to throw race in it I didn't do that they did.No apology is coming from me.
Vinny

Chester, VA

#72 Aug 19, 2010
hello wrote:
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I am not being cruel..I am being honest..This page is for comments concerning Steve and his family and someone wants to throw race in it I didn't do that they did.No apology is coming from me.
OK you big baby, then you are banned from the computer for an hour. Now go sit in time out!!
chesterfield

Richmond, VA

#73 Aug 19, 2010
angel wrote:
I want to know why the wife is not charged with child endangerment as well as her husband
not only her but ALL the adults that were drinking........they ALL played a part in this
Scales of Justice

Maitland, FL

#74 Aug 19, 2010
None of us are immune to tragedy, nor are we in a position to Judge. It was an accident, a horrible accident that this man will have to live with for the rest of his life. His own brother's fiance was killed, his son hurt really, really bad. He made a career of saving lives. He's not a drunken, crazed, speed junkie. Have you ever been on a boat at night on the James River? Those channel markers are fierce and unforgiving. Not one of you who posted the "hang 'em high" comments are in a position to Judge. Only God can do that. My heart breaks for all of those personally involved. Has the actual bac been released? Who hasn't been on the river for the day and not had a few beers. I'm seriously thinking when Steve woke up that morning, it was NEVER his intent to hurt,kill his family....He's already been sentenced for life with his conscience. This is a law biding, hard working husband, brother, son and father, who I am sure feels worse than any one of you could ever know.
concerned

Richmond, VA

#75 Aug 19, 2010
Vinny wrote:
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OK you big baby, then you are banned from the computer for an hour. Now go sit in time out!!
LOL !!!!!!!!!!so funny
SK8gFool

Richmond, VA

#76 Aug 19, 2010
Good Fireman wrote:
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Horseman, I am not sure where you worked but I work in a department that has about 500 employees and yes I know a few that have drinking issues but that is far from "MOST". My point about this whole thing is that yes he was a fireman but that has nothing to do with it he was a man that was drinking and he got behind the wheel.....he has crushed some families and I am sure many dreams of these young peopel. My point is that when a Fireman or a Police Officer get into trouble it is plastered all over the media adn it makes all of us look bad. When a banker or a construction worker the media does not bash all bankers or construction workers, the story is in the news yes but a whole group of people dont take the rapp.
I hear what you're saying. Unfortunately -- whether it be rightly or wrongly -- firemen and police officers, especially because it's their job to serve, protect, and encourage safety are held to a different standard. And folks sometimes expect something different from them even though they are mere mortals just like the rest of us who exhibit bad judgment and are flawed. I'm just sorry the results of being human have led to such a tragic outcome. Blessings to all concerned.
Reality

Ironsides, MD

#77 Aug 19, 2010
Vinny wrote:
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This is America and everyone has rights. Except to build a mosque on or near Ground Zero.
That may be the most idiotic statement I have ever heard. Let me translate what you just wrote:

"This is America and everybody has rights, unless I don't like what they are doing with thier rights". You can;t ;pick and choose which parts of the Constitution we follow. I bet you go ape when someone tries to restrict 2nd Ammendment rights, don't you?
Teacher

Ivor, VA

#78 Aug 19, 2010
SK8gFool wrote:
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I hear what you're saying. Unfortunately -- whether it be rightly or wrongly -- firemen and police officers, especially because it's their job to serve, protect, and encourage safety are held to a different standard. And folks sometimes expect something different from them even though they are mere mortals just like the rest of us who exhibit bad judgment and are flawed. I'm just sorry the results of being human have led to such a tragic outcome. Blessings to all concerned.
The same goes for teachers. Notice how they capitalized on the teacher who got killed, used her title to sell the story. And if a teacher gets a dui, it is plastered all over the place.
Public figures are just that - public figures. Police, fire dept., teachers, ministers, you name it. We are entrusted with performing a service to the public, so we should not be surprised when we are held to a higher standard. Your behavior in your off time is a reflection of your character, whether you like it or not. If you don't want to deal with that, get another job.

My prayers go out to everyone touched by this tragedy.
Jimmy

Richmond, VA

#79 Aug 19, 2010
You are a big JERK wrote:
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I heard he went out shopping to purchase the alcohol while on duty as a fireman. I can believe this because I see firemen driving their trucks to and from the store all the time.
Most of the HC firemen love Walmart and the Short Pump Town Center, especially Dicks. This way they can buy cool workout outfits before going over to American Family Fitness to shake their booty.
You HEARD that he did? You are crazy! You love Dicks too??

Leave the man alone. He has enough problems without all of you blasting his arz!

Being a fireman doesn't mean squat. He could have well been a preacher, doctor, lawyer.
beentheredonetha t

Minneapolis, MN

#80 Aug 19, 2010
I find it hard to believe he was released on a PR bond.......for the magnitude of the offenses.....multiple felonies resulting in a death.......WTF? Now thats what I call professional courtesy!!!:)

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