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Friday, January 21, 2005

Personal Responsibility Takes The Day Off

I could puke.
CNN.com - Jury: Beer vendor must pay $75M - Jan 19, 2005:
"NEWARK, New Jersey (AP) -- A jury awarded $75 million in punitive damages Wednesday to the family of a 7-year-old girl paralyzed in a car wreck caused by a drunken football fan. A day earlier, the family was awarded $60 million in compensatory damages."
Once again, I say "When are people going to take responsibility for their own actions?"
"A judge previously dismissed the Vernis' complaints against the National Football League, the Giants and the Sports and Exposition Authority, ruling they were not liable."

Now I feel for the family who's daughter got injured. I'm not that bad of a curmudgeon. But let's get a grip on reality here.
The vendor isn't responsible, neither is the National Football League, the Giants, nor the Sports and Exposition Authority. They didn't hold this idiot down and pour beer down his throat. Idiot driver did that himself. Then he stupidly got in his car and changed the lives of several people, and ruined his and the little girl's lives as well.
He'll never forget what he did to those people, and he'll never be able to pay the award. I think that when he gets out of jail, he should be placed in front of a test car full of crash-test dummies and get a good look from the passenger compartment of what he did from their side - but then that won't happen either.
In the mean time, he fucked things up for a lot of other people, including people who can control themselves at a ball game. There will be more restrictions at the stadium now, no doubt.

Update: Note to Blog This! - Splel chekcar?

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