cherokee red wrote:Our systems seem to be too leanient (sp?) on them these days, leaning more towards rewarding them (yes, in certain cases I have seen/heard of this happeining).
Techie-Micheal wrote:Just like here in the US, drunkards driving tend to get off easy.
Oh, the world is little then.
Reminds my of Marco Ahmetovic, a rom nomad living in Italy, whose (still ongoing) story almost caused an uproar here.
Last April he was driving his van at about 120kph near a disco parking lot. He was drunk.
He ran down 5 minors, killing 4. He didn't stop, was eventually tracked and caught by Police.
Detained for 6 months and put on trial, he was condemned to 6 years of house arrests.
Now, he's a nomad, so he doesn't have a "house".
A friend offered to house him in an apartment of his residence. This residence is on the sea, with private shore, beach umbrellas, lawn chairs and everything.
He's been hired to promote a brand of jeans. Must be earning big bucks.
Moral of the story: if you're not an italian citizen, don't pay taxes, drive when drunk, improvise a race on road, kill four, don't stop, you get 6 years of free holidays at the sea and a well-paid job.
(The guy's comment: "I have faith in Italian justice". Lucky you. I don't.)
http://www.agi.it/italy/news/2008010815 ... 6-art.html
PS: the guy is currently in prison, not for the incident, but for an attempted robbery one year earlier.
But yeah, politicians have other priorities, like saving their own a$$e$ (see news about Italy these days... but that's another story).