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bliter
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posted 24 January 2008 08:39 PM      Profile for bliter   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post
truly evil

Going green may cost you your life.

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Melissa Arrington, 27, was convicted two months ago of negligent homicide and two counts of aggravated DUI in connection with the December 2006 death of Paul L'Ecuyer.

She could have gotten as few as four years behind bars, but Superior Court Judge Michael Cruikshank sentenced her Tuesday to 10 1/2 years - one year shy of the maximum.

Cruikshank said he found a telephone conversation between Arrington and an unknown male friend, a week after L'Ecuyer was killed, to be "breathtaking in its inhumanity."

During the conversation, the man told Arrington that an acquaintance believed she should get a medal and a parade because she had "taken out" a "tree hugger, a bicyclist, a Frenchman and a gay guy all in one shot."

Arrington laughed. When the man said he knew it was a terrible thing to say, she responded, "No, it's not."


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martin dufresne
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posted 24 January 2008 09:01 PM      Profile for martin dufresne   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
How is this related to culture? To point out that women shouldn't laugh at men's dumb jokes over a tapped phone?
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adam stratton
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posted 24 January 2008 09:23 PM      Profile for adam stratton        Edit/Delete Post
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How is this related to culture? To point out that women shouldn't laugh at men's dumb jokes over a tapped phone? martin dufresne

Your first sentence would have sufficed.

But you apparently chose to put words in bliter's mouth. Is this your modus operandi in all discussions or you just had one too many tonight ? How low!!


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bliter
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posted 24 January 2008 09:27 PM      Profile for bliter   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post
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Originally posted by martin dufresne:
How is this related to culture? To point out that women shouldn't laugh at men's dumb jokes over a tapped phone?

Laughed and commented. Where would you have posted it? I'm open to suggestion.


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bliter
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posted 27 January 2008 06:03 PM      Profile for bliter   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post
I've been giving thought after some discussion over use of the word "evil" elsewhere. I don't know whether we throw it around too freely, but chose to use it when shortening the link in the opening post.

Does that make me a judgmental a**hole? Perhaps so.

A six-years difference in sentence was applied, it seems, because of how the woman sentenced responded to an ugly and inhuman suggestion that "taking out" a cyclist was a good thing.

Instead of, "Get lost!" she responded, "No it's not."

I don't know what groups this woman moved among but wonder whether she felt pressured to exhibit a macho facade.

Since the phone was tapped, the woman was likely in custody. The tapping of the phone may have been to help establish how "accidental" the accident was and might even have justified the longer sentence - regardless of her callous response.


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remind
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posted 27 January 2008 06:12 PM      Profile for remind     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Not a culture topic, it is international news. Unless bliter is trying to say it is culture because he got the story from 3565gay.
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bigcitygal
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posted 27 January 2008 06:22 PM      Profile for bigcitygal     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I'm going to move this to international news.

And if everyone could cease the sniping that would be marvy. Thanks.


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