Hawaii driver gets 30 years after his truck kills 3, injures 4


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Stark reminder to always take driving seriously. 10,000+ lbs of metal hurtling down the road.

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This individual has a criminal history dating back to before he emigrated from Palau.

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Judge should have made the sentences run consecutive, rather than concurrent.

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> This individual has a criminal history dating back to before he emigrated from Palau.


FRE 404

(b) Other Crimes, Wrongs, or Acts.

**(1) *****Prohibited Uses*****.** Evidence of any other crime, wrong, or act is not admissible to prove a person’s character in order to show that on a particular occasion the person acted in accordance with the character.

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“Mr Bond, they have a saying in Chicago: 'Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action'.”

In my view, the importance of the idea is its relevance to human nature. As human beings, we often don’t think things through. Consider an example of a person who parks their car in the driveway of their house and every so often forgets to look behind them before they start backing up. One day, they have a near-miss to a pedestrian. The driver blames the pedestrian and doesn’t change his behavior. On another day, the driver has a near miss to a car that happens to be driving fast on the street. This time, the driver blames the other car. The quote reminds us that this second near-miss will not be the last one. Unless the driver changes his driving habits, it will happen again.

So, from this view, the quote has an important lesson (which is often not followed): if an event occurs twice or more, take it seriously and seek to prevent it, or it will most likely happen again.

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A 29 years old with an open bottle!? Obviously this man #1 Does NOT care, #2 has NO regard to the law, #3 thinks he can get away with things .

3 lives lost, pain and suffering to the families of the victims, and as in most cases he will most likely get out and do it again.

65 years behind bars is justice it will serve him well and keep the streets safe.

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A Hawaii judge sentenced a man to 30 years in prison for manslaughter and assault after his speeding pickup truck killed three people

Some of the victims' families were disappointed in the sentence.

“I believe he’s not even going to stay the full 30 years. So he’s gonna get out, still young, still able, still capable of doing whatever he wants,” said Melissa Lau, Travis Lau’s widow.

Be thankful he got 30 years! Here in Japan you can hit and kill am mother and her 3 year old daughter and walk free because you had some status in the field of science, drink, get mashed up drunk, get behind the wheel, plow through a pedestrian walk, hit people, keep going, flee the scene, come back to the scene and just have your drivers license taken away because yuou were a member of some girl idol group.

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