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    Affluenza Alert: Drunk Ferarri Driver's 7th conviction

    Affluenza alert: Rich Ferrari-driving businessman gets work release after 7th DUI
    May 18, 2014




    Angry citizens are vowing to march on the Thurston County courthouse to protest the arrest of a wealthy man who was sentenced for just a year of work-release after his seventh arrest of driving under the influence.

    Shaun Goodman was arrested after leading police on a chase that reached speeds of in excess of 100 miles per hour. Henry Griffen, a passenger in the Ferrari Goodman was driving, jumped out of the car when Goodman slowed down to take a corner. He then called 911.

    “I jumped out of the car and now I’m calling you guys because I’m scared he might be looking for me,” Griffen told the 911 dispatcher. “He smoked them man. I mean he went so fast.”

    At his sentencing hearing, Judge James Dixon noted that he not only had six previous DUIs, but had also recently graduated from a DUI course in Thurston County.

    “This is akin to an individual with a loaded gun walking though downtown firing rounds,” Dixon said.

    Nevertheless, when Goodman petitioned Judge Dixon to allow him to attend the Super Bowl in New Jersey for “what may be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see his hometown team play in the Super Bowl,” the judge allowed this “loaded gun” to leave the state to attend the game.

    Now, instead of facing time in jail, Goodman was sentenced to a year of work release. The protestors contend that his sentencing indicates that the court system treats the rich differently than it does the poor when it comes to DUI offenses.

    “And the judge has said at some point that he’s an important businessman in the community,” local resident Sam Miller said. “It wouldn’t be fair for him [and] his employees would suffer if he went to real jail. And my question is — what about the people that might suffer if he kills somebody?”

    The lightness of Goodman’s sentence resembles the recent case of Ethan Couch, whose lawyer claimed he was not culpable in the deaths of four people he killed while driving drunk because he suffered from “affluenza.”

    Affluenza alert: Rich Ferrari-driving businessman gets work release after 7th DUI


    Story from Thurston County, Washington State

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    He should just be banned from driving forever. If the courts can't do that, someone in that area should be creative.

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    Take his car, and if he gets another one take that too.

    Or perhaps our resident libs believe the authorities should wait till he kills someone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leemo View Post
    Take his car, and if he gets another one take that too.

    Or perhaps our resident libs believe the authorities should wait till he kills someone.
    WTF does being liberal have to do with enforcing the law?

    He should be in jail, and I doubt many people would disagree, no matter what their politics (other than other selfish rich cnuts who drive Ferrari's pissed of course).

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    Now leemo, is your hate coming out again against people who work hard, have success in their lives, and are esteemed members of the society they are doing so much good for?

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    This is the inevitable outcome of the US's system of elected public officials.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by leemo View Post
    Take his car, and if he gets another one take that too.

    Or perhaps our resident libs believe the authorities should wait till he kills someone.
    WTF does being liberal have to do with enforcing the law?

    He should be in jail, and I doubt many people would disagree, no matter what their politics (other than other selfish rich cnuts who drive Ferrari's pissed of course).
    There's law enforcement and discretionary law enforcement, they both 'enforce' the law. Judges have discretion. If the law allows for the presiding judge to send this scum reeling, a bleeding heart lib could still let him off with a fine and yet another final warning.

    Makes for a better society to give scum like this a warning, then a mild sentence for a repeat similar offence, rapidly increasing the harshness for future sentencing till they end up being posted to the mines.

    I think that's fair, libs might think it's brutal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainedoff View Post
    Now leemo, is your hate coming out again against people who work hard, have success in their lives, and are esteemed members of the society they are doing so much good for?
    Nope, my contempt is for scum that believe they are above the law, not once, not in error, but willfully and serially.

    And of course your type.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leemo View Post
    If the law allows for the presiding judge to send this scum reeling, a bleeding heart lib could still let him off with a fine and yet another final warning.
    You're barking up the wrong tree. He more likely got off by tipping a wink at the judge and arranging to meet him for 18 holes at the country club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
    This is the inevitable outcome of the US's system of elected public officials.....
    Except judges aren't elected...

    A disgusting perversion of the law. In most states this many DUI's would have seen the offender jailed, driver's license cancelled and car impounded...

    This judge should be impeached for failure to follow state sentencing guidelines:

    According to the Washington State court system’s most recent DUI sentencing grid, anyone found with a BAC above .15 (Goodman’s was .16) and with two or three prior offenses (Goodman had six), the mandatory minimum jail time is 120 days.

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    ^

    Depends on the type of judge as far as elections are concerned- this particular judge was appointed (by the governor) to replace a retiring judge, and now has to run for reelection every four years.

    He ran unopposed in 2012 and didn't appear on the ballot- with this incident being publicized, I would bet someone will take him on in 2016.
    There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.
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    Mr. Goodman should move to Thailand then he could drag the arresting officer 200m! Before claiming the butler was driving.

    Bur seriously if he really wealthy he should hire a driver for the nights he wants to go on a bender.

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    Same result as here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FailSafe View Post
    ^

    Depends on the type of judge as far as elections are concerned- this particular judge was appointed (by the governor) to replace a retiring judge, and now has to run for reelection every four years.

    He ran unopposed in 2012 and didn't appear on the ballot- with this incident being publicized, I would bet someone will take him on in 2016.
    And I bet I know who his biggest campaign donor will be.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by leemo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by leemo View Post
    Take his car, and if he gets another one take that too.

    Or perhaps our resident libs believe the authorities should wait till he kills someone.
    WTF does being liberal have to do with enforcing the law?

    He should be in jail, and I doubt many people would disagree, no matter what their politics (other than other selfish rich cnuts who drive Ferrari's pissed of course).
    There's law enforcement and discretionary law enforcement, they both 'enforce' the law. Judges have discretion. If the law allows for the presiding judge to send this scum reeling, a bleeding heart lib could still let him off with a fine and yet another final warning.
    There is the rule of law which ideally hands out the same penalties for the same crimes regardless of wealth and connections of the offenders, and then there is the rule of men which is the opposite. Jews always subscribe to the 2nd variant, so spare us your crocodile tears. One of the reasons Josua Shaun Goodman got away.
    I wonder why so few media outlets reported the complete name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leemo
    Take his car, and if he gets another one take that too. Or perhaps our resident libs believe the authorities should wait till he kills someone.
    The resident UK Libs would have ensured he wasn't able to drive after the third conviction, if the first two were in the previous 10 years. No Driving Licence renewal either, without a medical examination.
    As well as having been imprisoned already for the second offence, the third one would have banned him from driving for 3 years. Can't imagine how he managed to get up to 7 DUI's ...must be something about being in a non lib country....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainfall View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by leemo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by leemo View Post
    Take his car, and if he gets another one take that too.

    Or perhaps our resident libs believe the authorities should wait till he kills someone.
    WTF does being liberal have to do with enforcing the law?

    He should be in jail, and I doubt many people would disagree, no matter what their politics (other than other selfish rich cnuts who drive Ferrari's pissed of course).
    There's law enforcement and discretionary law enforcement, they both 'enforce' the law. Judges have discretion. If the law allows for the presiding judge to send this scum reeling, a bleeding heart lib could still let him off with a fine and yet another final warning.
    There is the rule of law which ideally hands out the same penalties for the same crimes regardless of wealth and connections of the offenders, and then there is the rule of men which is the opposite. Jews always subscribe to the 2nd variant, so spare us your crocodile tears. One of the reasons Josua Shaun Goodman got away.
    I wonder why so few media outlets reported the complete name.
    brilliant...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by leemo
    Take his car, and if he gets another one take that too. Or perhaps our resident libs believe the authorities should wait till he kills someone.
    The resident UK Libs would have ensured he wasn't able to drive after the third conviction, if the first two were in the previous 10 years. No Driving Licence renewal either, without a medical examination.
    As well as having been imprisoned already for the second offence, the third one would have banned him from driving for 3 years. Can't imagine how he managed to get up to 7 DUI's ...must be something about being in a non lib country....
    The problem has little to do with his driving license being suspended or even revoked. If a person is prepared to drive whilst suspended, does anyone believe he will reform if you take away his license?

    Take his car, and if he gets another one take that away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FailSafe View Post
    ^

    Depends on the type of judge as far as elections are concerned- this particular judge was appointed (by the governor) to replace a retiring judge, and now has to run for reelection every four years.

    He ran unopposed in 2012 and didn't appear on the ballot- with this incident being publicized, I would bet someone will take him on in 2016.
    This....... Some most certainly are and it also depends on the state, not all have the same election requirements for the legal system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    Mr. Goodman should move to Thailand then he could drag the arresting officer 200m! Before claiming the butler was driving.

    Bur seriously if he really wealthy he should hire a driver for the nights he wants to go on a bender.
    But, but, it's a Ferrari!!! Not his Maybach... No one but me would drive my Ferrari, though I'd never drive it drunk either..

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    Way back when Sth Ausrtralia had aseries of fines ,gaol etc, 1st offence- fine, 2nd offence double fine , 3rd offence 3 months gaol 4th 6months 5th 12months, I dont know if it is still in force but it would have trimmed the affluenza a bit as there were noexceptions ,all mandatory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leemo
    The problem has little to do with his driving license being suspended or even revoked. If a person is prepared to drive whilst suspended, does anyone believe he will reform if you take away his license?
    Quote Originally Posted by Troy
    As well as having been imprisoned already for the second offence, the third one would have banned him from driving for 3 years.
    I guess you missed the imprisonment on second offence part.

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    I think I had about as many drunk-driving convictions as Joshua. Luckily in Germany where you don't get arrested or sentenced to prison for driving under the influence unless you cause accidents with injuries or deaths. In all other cases it's fines and revocation of the license for some time.

    All of my alcohol-related offences happened after midnight, almost all drunk-driving cases happen during the night, everywhere. Next time you get annoyed by that silly cliché 'but but but what if your child gets run over by a drunk?', just point out you are a caring parent whose children can sleep during the dark hours, and the person who asks this question evidently isn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by leemo
    The problem has little to do with his driving license being suspended or even revoked. If a person is prepared to drive whilst suspended, does anyone believe he will reform if you take away his license?
    Quote Originally Posted by Troy
    As well as having been imprisoned already for the second offence, the third one would have banned him from driving for 3 years.
    I guess you missed the imprisonment on second offence part.
    Seems it was you that missed the point of progressive sentencing. Having been imprisoned and reoffended, his next and subsequent sentences should have been significantly harsher. Get it? No? Don't worry about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainfall View Post
    I think I had about as many drunk-driving convictions as Joshua. Luckily in Germany where you don't get arrested or sentenced to prison for driving under the influence unless you cause accidents with injuries or deaths. In all other cases it's fines and revocation of the license for some time.

    All of my alcohol-related offences happened after midnight, almost all drunk-driving cases happen during the night, everywhere. Next time you get annoyed by that silly cliché 'but but but what if your child gets run over by a drunk?', just point out you are a caring parent whose children can sleep during the dark hours, and the person who asks this question evidently isn't.
    You are obviously a caring idiot to drive drunk only after midnight. Other idiots are not so considerate.

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