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Chastity Jones, DRUNK, kills 15yr ATL Police veteran

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by frank_drebin, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. frank_drebin

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    Officer Thomas looks like such a sweet lady. RIP. Truly tragic. God bless, Gail Thomas.

    The gall of that drunk driver refusing the blood test after striking down a woman doing her duty...she can rot.
     

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    Uhh...I'm sure that her attorney would admit that she did the smart thing.
     
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    Alcohol is a legal drug. Good for US.
     
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    Quite right. Legally advisable does not mean morally praiseworthy. I'm offering my moral opinion, not my counsel. :)

    Frank, blaming the alcohol is like blaming guns for shootings. Person, not object to blame. Gun rights 101.
     
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    While it may have been a smart thing in the attorneys eyes, it was a pointless attempt imo. It would take any Judge all of split second to issue a warrant to get the blood in a case like this, which it looks like they did here.

    She is going to Jail for a quiet a while for this.
     
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    It probably took some time in order to obtain the warrant. The BAC would be lessened due to heightened circulation due to stress.

    While not legal, not as high as it would have been if she'd given immediate consent.
     
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    RIP Officer....condolences to her family.

    The Drunk Driver:
    How could she drink then go out to play roulett with strangers lives. She deserves everything bad that will happen to her. Driving after drinking is premeditated. It should be treated as such.
     
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    Obviously, alcohol should be illegal. It's dangerous.
     
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    ScarFace88 I swear I had something for this...

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    Based on the pic, I'd say her parents chose the wrong name for her.
     
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    Not entirely true, and dependent on when she last consumed alcohol. If she had been consuming recently prior to the accident her BAC could in fact have risen during the time it took to obtain a warrant. I have observed that happen a number of times where a calibrated PBT which I know to be reading accurately will read lower than a blood draw conducted an hour later.

    Furthermore the legal intelligence of her refusal is also questionable and dependent on state law. The blood draw was inevitable, either by consent or by warrant in this case as has been already pointed out. Her refusal could very well however have garnered additional specific charges for refusing the blood draw.

    Lastly, yes, she is a piece of garbage.
     
  13. frank_drebin

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    wrong place for this. move along
     
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    I did not know her personally but a few of my friends knew both people in the car who hit the officer. They said she got kicked out of the club they were at the weekend before. This was not her first time being an idiot. She will remember what she did for the rest of her life. Some people just think they are invincible.
     
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    I'd really like to see mandatory one year in prison and 10 year license suspension for first offender drunk drivers and life after that. We could have the majority of dense headed drunks out of society's hair in a few years.
     
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    She already had a prior DUI so its not her first rodeo. She learned nothing and is out running over people. Pathetic.
     
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    Well if this is true then she should go away for a very long time. She clearly remains a threat to society. I have not one bit of sympathy for her - she chose her path and now needs to suffer the consequences. Good riddance I say.
     
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    I'm all over this and cheering if it applies to texting, too. HH
     
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    It usually isn't the first time. Drunk drivers usually don't get caught until they've driven drunk a whole bunch of times. Even when they are convicted, they're only slapped on the wrist several more times. After they kill someone, they MAY get a lengthy sentence, but with automatic half time off, speeches to high school students, parole, etc.........

    As for remorse, forget it. Remorse requires a conscience. If she had a conscience, she wouldn't have driven drunk in the first place. Also, we know what excessive alcohol does to the "guilt" part of the brain, anyway & this woman looks like an experienced drinker.
     
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    BAC is effervescent, and therefore a warrant is not required, although forced blood draws w/o warrant are usually reserved for extreme cases, such as when people are killed. (at least in my experience).

    A warrant is smart, and if it can be done rapidly then great...but you can force that and deal with the legal challenges later.
     
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