Sunday, April 15, 2007

Corzine crash

This entry may make a point so obvious, you wonder why I took the time to actually lend thought to it. You know, like when newspaper editorials proclaim 'cancer is bad' or something of that ilk.

In light of recent events, however, this issue apparently must be addressed.

Reports detailing the investigation into the near-fatal car crash involving New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine indicate that the driver who caused the accident will not be charged because he is, according to reports, a "special-needs driver."

Let me get this straight.

A car illegaly veers from the road's shoulder into oncoming traffic, nearly causing the death of the highest-ranking state official. It's a pretty open-and-shut case. But the conversation among investigators goes something like this:

Investigator 1: "We've solved the case of the missing red pickup truck. This guy should be charged with vehicular homicide should the guv not make it. He should at least be ticketed for a multitude of traffic offenses."

Investigator 2: "Well, the guilty party is retarded."

Investigator 1: "That changes everything. Not only will we give him a free pass on this one, but we'll return him to the roads of the Garden State where he can continue to menace other drivers."

Investigator 2: "Sounds good."

Imagine if your family had been wiped out by a mongoloid on the road. By not charging the guilty party here, it's like state officials are saying we should be like, 'oh, he didn't know any better.' As if that makes the accident any better.

What ridiculous loophole in Jersey law exists that allows retards to have driver's licenses? This is a bad idea. C'mon. That should be obvious.

Pretty soon, The Joker will be taking class trips to assassinate the governor.

The guilty party in this case, 20-year-old Kenneth Potts, seemed unrepentant and unaware of the weight of his actions. The Record of Hackensack reports:

"A neighbor, Linda Tizol, said Potts seemed frazzled when she saw him leaving the house Saturday morning.

“He just screamed at his Dad: ‘What do they want to lock me up for? It’s not my fault he wasn’t wearing his seat belt,’” Tizol said."

The bottom line is this:

If the guy is mentally sound enough to possess a valid driver's license, then he is mentally sound enough to be charged with the consequences of his actions. If he's "special" enough that he cannot be held accountable for his actions, he shouldn't be on the road in the first place.

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3 Comments:

At 4:33 PM, Blogger LS said...

Three points:

1) I want Jack Corzine's ticket for not wearing a seatbelt delivered to his bed in intensive care.

2) I'd also like to see impeachment proceedings begin on this clown of a governor ASAP (I'm aware it's a pipe dream).

3) I completely agree that the kid driving the pickup truck should be held accountable for his actions. Let's be honest, if it was you or I behind the wheel, we'd be let out of our respective dwellings in bracelets and probably be charged with attempted murder. Pardon my french, but fuck the state government on pretty much every level.

See you in the Garden State next weekend.

 
At 3:28 PM, Blogger EAB said...

Dear VFR,

Your pc subtle boots might need some polishing.

Sincerely,
Mrs. VFR

 
At 1:44 PM, Blogger the joker said...

I agree he should be held accountable for his actions.

As should the driver 1) for going 91 mph in a 65 mph zone 2) for not waiting for Corzine to put on a seatbelt

As should Corzine for not putting on a seatbelt and creating additional and unneccessary medical costs while also putting himself and the state in a precarious situation.

 

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