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Re: BART cop gets away with murder

Posted by Brighton Private on Sat Nov 6 12:41:18 2010, in response to Re: BART cop gets away with murder, posted by Jackson Park B Train on Fri Nov 5 22:33:49 2010.

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Blame the jury on this one, not the judge. They had the option of convicting him of a more serious crime, and chose the least serious, involuntary manslaughter.

At that point, the potential sentence range was only 2-4 years. Under sentencing guidelines, there were no aggravating circumstances, and the judge followed the rules. He knew the sentence would be very unpopular.

I have a hard time believing a cop can't tell the difference between a Taser and a gun, but the jury bought it.


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