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#1 2008-05-27 05:37:25

doughead
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Registered: 2008-05-27
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Attitudes towards hit and run

When I was young in Texas in the early sixties hit and run was considered a heinous crime a lot worse than murdering your cheatin wife. I do not know what has happened to our culture that people accept this behavior.
On a related subject, I was told by an old Texas lawyer (no kidding) that if I ever wanted to murder someone in Texas to run over them with my car when I was sober and call it an accident, you'll never be convicted of any jail time serving crime.

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#2 2008-05-27 07:52:41

onelescar
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From: Austin, TX
Registered: 2008-05-27
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Re: Attitudes towards hit and run

That will most likely be the case for a long time to be. Anyone can say it was just an accident.


http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/ … _aust.html


What frustrates me is this story is a sad one indeed. It has been on the news and, APD and others are saying that it is a tragedy, but when it happens to a cyclist....it gets no news play. Sad world indeed. I feel bad for the guy, but what about when I was hit by a car downtown and it was a hit and run?

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