Originally posted by 9erfanAUS:
Originally posted by dobophile:
Stallworth made a mistake, showed remorse, cooperated with prosecutors, and paid the victim's family. Stallworth appears to have acted stupidly and negligently, even recklessly, but who here hasn't driven drunk at some point? Sure, 30 days is a light jail sentence, but 10 years' probation is no joke.
Vick intentionally engaged in a criminal enterprise for an extended period of time, he viciously and intentionally abused and killed several dogs, did not cooperate with the investigation, and showed no remorse until after he was convicted and his career was in jeopardy. Vick acted like a selfish, lying a*****e whose behavior reflects a twisted criminal mind, in my opinion.
Yeah a lot of people here don't have the full picture and are just saying comments without knowing all the facts. I agree that he should have been given a longer sentence but there are some issues surrounding the sentencing that made it difficult for the prosecution:
1. The dude he hit wasn't using a crosswalk and supposedly fleeing across the street to catch a bus.
2. He did not drive away from the scene.
3. He cooperated with the authorities.
4. He apologized and issued the family a financial settlement.
5. It was non-intentional (remember, Vick intentionally tortured dogs)
Can someone give me the name of is lawyer? Just in case.
Cooperation doesn't mean s**t when it comes to drinking and driving. The ONLY reason he got the light sentence was because he paid the family not to press charges. That's it, nothing else. Of course not fleeing the scene and all that helped his case.
Vick couldn't pay s**t to no one, who was he going to pay off? The SPCA?
$$$ is the reason he is free and that's it.