The Verdict Is In……. 110 Years Concurrent Life Sentences

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Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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*In which you drive!

(~Anne~)

Chris P.'s Comment
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So you signed the petition, you obviously want to see this guy get out of prison sooner. Do you think it will reduce your taxes? How exactly will it cost you less?

On average, it costs 25k-30k to keep someone in prison per year.

Again, don't take this questioning statement the wrong way but damn man, really?

It boils down to the fact that I have little faith in people that build our roads. It's also the case that, when just flying by, I don't have a long time to analyze the situation. Since it didn't fit my conception of what a runaway a truck ramp should look like, I wouldn't even be sure I was looking at one. I would be confused. Also, my IQ used to be quite a bit above average. I don't know if it is anymore. I'm dealing with mental illness.

So Chris... I asked you what you thought was a fair sentence. You haven’t answered the question.

Sorry G-Town, I missed that you asked me. I wouldn't even send the guy to prison. I'd make him pay money out to the surviving victims, and victim's relative, for the rest of his life.

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It boils down to the fact that I have little faith in people that build our roads. It's also the case that, when just flying by, I don't have a long time to analyze the situation. Since it didn't fit my conception of what a runaway a truck ramp should look like, I wouldn't even be sure I was looking at one. I would be confused. Also, my IQ used to be quite a bit above average. I don't know if it is anymore. I'm dealing with mental illness.

You can read, can't you? Every Escape Ramp I have ever seen in multiple States, have multiple signs letting you know how far down the road the Escape Ramp is. It doesn't matter what it looks like...if there is a sign that says Escape Ramp 2 miles, Escape Ramp 1 mi, Escape Ramp 1/2 mi, Escape Ramp with an arrow pointing to it, I think you would recognize it. If you need to use it, you are going to pull off on to it and you won't be thinking much about it other than will I get stopped. If and when you ever get on the road, you'll see even if you never use one.

Laura

Banks's Comment
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On average, it costs 25k-30k to keep someone in prison per year.

That's not what he asked you. He said how would letting him out affect what you pay in taxes.

It boils down to the fact that I have little faith in people that build our roads

Then you're looking into the wrong career path.

I'd make him pay money out to the surviving victims, and victim's relative, for the rest of his life.

How much is a life worth? How is he supposed to pay people when he probably won't be able to find a decent job being a felon and a crappy truck driver. If anything, he'll probably be on some sort of assistance that would equate to the 30k it costs to keep him locked up.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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It boils down to the fact that I have little faith in people that build our roads. It's also the case that, when just flying by, I don't have a long time to analyze the situation. Since it didn't fit my conception of what a runaway a truck ramp should look like, I wouldn't even be sure I was looking at one. I would be confused. Also, my IQ used to be quite a bit above average. I don't know if it is anymore. I'm dealing with mental illness.

Wow. I have more faith in those that build our roads than I do in your ability to navigate them safely. Just how long do you need to analyze a road sign? They are pretty basic, if its a yellow sign with flashing lights that says runaway truck ramp and your brakes have failed, how long do you need to analyze its meaning? 30 seconds? 2 minutes? Most of us need 1/1000th of a second. You could be sure you were looking at one by the signs that say what it is. When you go out to get some McDonald's, how do you know what it is? How long must you analyze it before realizing it sells food? It's a scary thought to think that you probably vote and procreate. Please, work through your mental issues and seriously consider a different career path, truck driving is not for you. BTW, high IQ doesn't always correlate to usable intelligence in daily life aka common sense. You really need both to succeed some of us are lucky enough to have both, some are not...

Your views on his sentence and your choice not to lock him up at all are EXACTLY what's wrong with the current political party in charge. His actions, literally for years including the final hours and minutes led to the agonizing deaths and injuries of multiple people and you want to hug him and tell him its OK, just work at McDonald's (after you've analyzed it and realized it is an employer as well well as a food place) and give these families $20 a month for a few decades and all is well. SMMFH.

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G-Town's Comment
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I’m sorry Chris... you and I are about as far apart as Jupiter is to Earth.

I’m not going to insult you, but if your idea of justice was prolific, then society/culture as we know it would cease to exist. Your “solution” would enable unimaginable corruption and require a costly and complex government infrastructure to police compliance and adherence. Of course such a system would be run efficiently and cost effectively... right? And you’re worried about $30k worth of annual tax burden? I can not begin to place a label on the politics you represent. Wow.

You must realize Chris when we strap ourselves into the first seat and turn the key we take on the responsibility of not only securing our own safety but the safety of every stranger within 300’ of our truck. With all of our freedom there is a high price we must pay if we become complacent, careless and in the case of our friend ; negligent. It may not be fair, but it’s reality. Ignorance is not rewarded in this business.

Nothing I can say will sway you...my prayers will continue for the victim’s family and friends. And my prayers will also continue for those of us who uphold and honor the responsibility and freedom inherent in this job.

Peace.

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Andrey's Comment
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Here is something to consider about the guy's language barrier excuse. I checked how they say 'escape ramp' in Spanish, and it turns out to be 'rampa de escape.' This guy speaks a language with the same alphabet, so understanding is absolutely not a problem!

Dennis L's Comment
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Andrey, I lived in Kazakhstan for 8 years. I learned the Cyrillic alphabet in order to read signs. Dang it was hard for my western brain.

Regarding other posts, the Progressives want $15 minimum wage or Universal Basic Income. I guess that is how he will pay his victims.

Dennis L's Comment
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The Colorado DOT said in 2019 that the down slope runaway truck ramp on Mount Vernon (Genesee Hill) had been used 9 times since 2016. So 9 drivers thought it wise to use it.

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A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Here is something to consider about the guy's language barrier excuse. I checked how they say 'escape ramp' in Spanish, and it turns out to be 'rampa de escape.' This guy speaks a language with the same alphabet, so understanding is absolutely not a problem!

Where did you find THAT? Spanglish?

Incorrect. Runaway Truck Ramp is: rampa de camión fuera de control (ie: Ramp for/from Truck out of for/from control.)

Still, should've been comprehensible. If you were driving in Mexico, and you saw that sign (as I posted verbage above,) you'd probably get the gist of it. I just wish more immigrants would take ESL as CDL mandatory classes.

~ Anne ~

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