May 24, 2002
Miscarriage of Justice
by mike <email@example.com>
Incredible. Absolutely incredible. Jennifer Garner is just SO HOT. Wait wait, sorry. I'll start my story now.
Since my last story on Brett Goldner, there have been further developments. As you'll remember, Brett Goldner is a 19 year old Glencoe man/boy who was speeding and slammed into a car after running a stop sign, killing one of the two occupants and seriously injuring the other. He's such a dick.
That said, check this out. Not only was he found guilty of speeding (43 in a 25mph zone) and thus reckless homicide, but while he was out on bail pending sentencing, he got two more tickets! That's right. Brett Goldner was given a ticket for speeding and then arrested by Chicago Police for running a red light. Christ!
Perhaps the worst part of this sad story is the fact that the Cook County Circuit Court Judge Timothy Chambers gave him 30 months probation! All this kid has to do is be good for two and a half years and he gets off scot-free for killing a woman. It's rare that I see such a black-and-white case get twisted around into a miscarriage of justice, but this is one of those times. This kid clearly displayed a callous disregard for the safety of others. And then, when he got caught, he kept driving anyway! How this deserves probation, I'll never know.
I strongly urge everyone who reads this to write to the Cook County Circuit Court and express their feelings on this decision. Just imagine if this woman who died was your aunt or mother, and the kid who did it was some rich jackass whose parents bought him another car (to run stop lights with) and fancy lawyers who reduced his sentence to 30 months probation. I'm outraged and for one of the first times in my life, actually hope something bad happens to this kid. I hope he slips up and violates his probation. I wish he'd get hit by a car that ran a stop sign. I think he should burn in hell.
Published: May 27, 2002