90% of felony trials are plea bargained--here and everywhere else in the country. And still the jails are bursting at the seams.
We don't ban speech in this country, Carol.
A lot of people have died on Old Arcata Road. We need to face the fact that it's a very dangerous place to run.
Your angry outburst surprised me. Is this how you remember a friend?
Good point, Sarah. Thanks.
K, I agree but unfortunately the victims ran into a punk who was running from the law. People like that don't pay attention to traffic laws.
A drunk could have done just as much damage and they are hardly rare on our roads. If its foggy and dark your chances of being hit on Old Arcata Road go way up. Why risk it?
The driver was definitely at fault for leaving the scene. We haven't found out who caused the accident and the survivors can't remember what happened. Again, it's a tragedy but for heavens sake we do need to think twice about running in the dark and in the fog on Old Arcata Rd. If we shut down that conversation every time somebody gets hit what are we hoping to accomplish?
Dronkers, we're all sad about the tragedy. Kindly spare us the guilt slinging. Some of us would like to prevent it from happening again.
Old Arcata Road is filled with clueless runners and cyclists who take little or no precautions to prevent accidents. If you think that dark clothing and maybe one feeble flasher gives you a pass to risk your life on a public highway, you need to reconsider.
Is that what you learned fromthis tragedy? In fact, it's irresponsible to run on a highway while conversing in a group. If it's dark and foggy your risk level goes through the roof.
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