Recently I have been thinking about the U.S. and our system of justice and how completely fucked up it seems. For example, I see it all the time in the news, some big celebrity is found with drugs or caught with a DUI and they get a slap on the wrist and rehab. The normal average joe does the same and they get loads of jail time. Was recently told about a rapper who has had his license revoked some 30 times.
I can get past all that, but this recent news story about a bicyclist that killed a 71 year old that was crossing the street. He plead guilty and got off with 1000 hours community service and 3 years probation.
Full story here: Cyclist pleads guilty to first U.S. felony vehicular manslaughter by bike: prosecutor - chicagotribune.com
I remember awhile back a discussion on this site of people saying that our system was fair and worked. If this is a working justice system, count me out. How does Vehicular Manslaughter only get community service? 25, 40 hour works week worth.