Thursday, July 9, 2009
Mike Nifong Does Miami
"How does a court arrive at a 30 day sentence for someone who was driving drunk and killed a pedestrian? Simple: the drunk-driver arrives at a multi-million dollar settlement with the family of the deceased. ... Last year, [Donte] Stallworth signed a 7 year, $35 million contract with the a $4.75 million signing bonus. Although charged with DUI Manslaughter for the March 14 incident, the 28 year-old wide receiver pled guilty is a plea-bargain agreement last week that included a 'confidential' financial settlement with the Reyes family. The 'bargain' also included 30 days (24 days with good behavior) in jail, 1000 hours of community service, drug and alcohol testing and a lifetime suspension of his driver's license", Bob Weir, 21 June 2009 at: http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/06/money_talks_justice_walks.html.
If anyone wonders if justice is for sale, look at this case. Miami DA Katherine Rundle (KR), I nominate you for 2009's "Nifong". Florida 782.071 indicates Stallworth is guility of Vehicular Manslaughter, punishable by up to 15 years in prison. Why a "Nifong" for you KR? Because of Florida 843.14, Compounding a felony, "Whoever, having knowledge of the commission of an offense punishable with death or by imprisonment in the state prison, takes money or a gratuity or reward, on an engagement therefor, upon an agreement or understanding, expressed or implied, to compound or conceal such offense, or not to prosecute therefor, or not to give evidence therof, shall when such offense of which he or she has knowledge is ... guilty of a felony of the third degree". A third degree felony is punishable by up to five years in Florida prison. KR, if I found Florida 843.14 in about two minutes, why were you apparently party to an illegal agreement? What a DA's office! It aids and abets felonies! Why did the judge permit this? What a country, all the "justice" money can buy. I'll guess KR. You are using Stallworth to get a New York BigLaw partnership. It shows you know how the system works. You need not even move as Miami is New York's "sixth borough".