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Did Bryan Stow's attackers receive appropriate punishment?

Did Bryan Stow's attackers receive appropriate punishment?

  • BobS
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Originally posted by SunDevilNiner79:
Originally posted by BobS:
I guess they need to change the law then? What they did to Stow surely could have killed him, he had a fractured skull from getting kicked in the head. So what your saying is you can only call it attempted murder if the act has a high probability of death and not a low one? So if only 20% of people who get fractured skulls from getting kicked in the head die that act can never be considered attempted murder? It doesn't make sense these guys gave Stow a life of extreme suffering and they get a collective 12 years, WTF!

Hell no, knee jerk changes to the law always produce bad law.

Law should never be based on one case.
So your saying kicking an unconscious person in the head should not be attempted murder?
Originally posted by BobS:
Originally posted by SunDevilNiner79:
Originally posted by BobS:
I guess they need to change the law then? What they did to Stow surely could have killed him, he had a fractured skull from getting kicked in the head. So what your saying is you can only call it attempted murder if the act has a high probability of death and not a low one? So if only 20% of people who get fractured skulls from getting kicked in the head die that act can never be considered attempted murder? It doesn't make sense these guys gave Stow a life of extreme suffering and they get a collective 12 years, WTF!

Hell no, knee jerk changes to the law always produce bad law.

Law should never be based on one case.
So your saying kicking an unconscious person in the head should not be attempted murder?

ummm....

I already said that kicking an unconscious person in the head should be considered attempted murder

The law doesn't say "the kicking an unconscious person in the head shall not be considered attempted murder"

The DA made a judgment call based on what he believed he had evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt. The DA clearly felt that there was reason to doubt the attacker intended to murder Snow. There is a lot more at play....
family should sue them in a civil trail
They should be held responsible for ALL of Stow's medical bills at the very least.
Any dude that is smirking like that guy, is not getting his ass beat in prison. He's probably having a good old time in there.
Originally posted by YungAce:
No, it's not. The discussion of whether or not the system as a whole is fair is a separate issue.

Exactly, you could say the same thing about the guys who killed Travon Martin and Oscar Grant. They are both out of jail already.

Correction; neither of Stow's attackers are out free. They have been charged by the feds for possessing firearms that were found when the cops raided their homes due to the Stow charges. Also, the judge made it clear that both will be charged with Murder if Stow dies from his injuries.

So Stow has to die in order to get justice! The system is so screwed up!