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Janklow found guilty of negligence in the killing...(9 posts)

Janklow found guilty of negligence in the killing...zero85ZEN
Dec 8, 2003 4:05 PM
...of the motorcyclist. He sounds like a real slimeball.

By the way, in response to some of the discussions below about product liability and the "sue happy" society we live in...since accidents "just happen" as some people put it, should Janklow not be punished for being found liable and at fault for the death of this cyclist?
Glad to hear it.Scot_Gore
Dec 8, 2003 4:10 PM
I must say, I never thought the home town crowd would find him guilty. I'm sure it was his own testimony that did him in. I was suprised they put him on the stand.

Scot
Cyclist?lyleseven
Dec 8, 2003 4:35 PM
I thought the victim was a motorcyclist?
Cyclist?zero85ZEN
Dec 8, 2003 4:45 PM
That's what I wrote...MOTORcyclist. Later on I shortened it to cyclist.

Someone posted a message about him earlier last week. I was just following up. Motorcyclist or cyclist it involves two wheels and both are often the victims of careless drivers.
re: Janklow found guilty of negligence in the killing...laffeaux
Dec 8, 2003 4:45 PM
re: part two of your post

"Accidents" do happen. However, this incident was not an accident. Janklow decided not to stop at a stop sign, and as a result of his negligence someone died. That's not an accident.

IMO, that is significantly different from the case below that discusses a product failure after an extended period of use that was beyond the product's intended life. Who's to blame below? The guy who crashed, and may or may not have been warned (who's to say he was given the printed warning and failed to read it, or completely forgot the he had been told)? His riding buddies for not mentioning that parts wear out? The government for not offering a class in bicycle safety? I'd say that it was an unfortunate accident.
I happen to agree with you about the post below...zero85ZEN
Dec 8, 2003 4:49 PM
...however some posters are painting with a broad brush and implying that all litigation over injuries or damages that occur during "accidents" are a bad thing and that lawyers and lawsuits are destroying this country.
Some law suits are valid and the legal system is in existance so that people settle civil disputes in the courtroom with the tool of law not on the streets with guns.
Righteous!The Walrus
Dec 8, 2003 7:05 PM
I'm amazed that the hometown jury convicted him, but I'm glad they did. I just hope the judge has enough backbone to give him the maximum sentence--from what I've read of the testimony, it was only a matter of time before this happened, and I'd love to see this self-important toad serve every minute they can put him in for.
Excellent! thanks for the update (nm)landru
Dec 9, 2003 5:05 AM
Excellent ...pmf1
Dec 9, 2003 7:50 AM
This guy has apparently been blowing through stop signs for years. Sooner or later, he was going to hurt someone. He was found guilty and could serve up to 11 years in prison. He resigned from the House.

Its good to see the BS diabetes defense didn't work.