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Old 01-30-2010, 11:27 PM   #91
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I'm sorry. From what you've said on the podcast, you seem like the kind of son any parent would be proud to have. It's terrible that you and your family going through this.

Thank you for posting this link; I had no idea this sort of thing could happen.
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Old 01-31-2010, 12:04 AM   #92
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Kevin, I am so sorry about this total lack of justice. Nothing can bring your father back to your family, but his very untimely death at the hands of this driver is unexusable! I can't believe the driver was not held accountable for his actions.

Again, my sympathies to you and your mother. I pray that you eventually find some peace.
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Old 01-31-2010, 01:00 AM   #93
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So many thoughts are running through my mind about this that I can't seem to pin any down and feel confident that it'll come out in any comprehensible way.

I just feel terrible for Kevin & his family that this has played out this way. The frustration must be unbearable.
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Old 01-31-2010, 03:02 AM   #94
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Kevin, my condolences to you and your family. I am so sorry you are going through this.
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Old 01-31-2010, 09:29 AM   #95
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This was difficult to read in so many ways. Kevin - I'm so sorry you and your family are going through this. I get so discouraged when I see our courts, who we count on to make good decisions, throw common sense out the window and act like robots.

We love ya Kevin. You're a great person.
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Old 01-31-2010, 09:37 AM   #96
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Kevin, I really don't know how to put this in words.. I'm so sorry you and your family are going through all this injustice, unfortunately this not only happens in the USA but also in other countries of the world. Keep strong! And I really hope things change. Feel free to vent in here!
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Old 01-31-2010, 09:44 AM   #97
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I THINK and I am by NO means defending this decision, what the state is saying is that cocaine remains in your blood for much longer than alcohol or pot, I think for up to 2 weeks and the test that they do just tests for any cocaine, so this scum bag COULD have done the cocaine on the day of accident or a week before the accident, but since it stays in the blood longer, with the test that they used, they cannot prove either way which it was. ....
Your facts are dead WRONG....POT stays in system for 30 to 45 days....COCAINE can clear the system anywhere from 24 hours to up to maybe 3 days, tops,(with heavy use). Alcohol will most likely clear your system in about 24 hours.


As a comment on the newspaper article -- all I could think was who does this guy know or is related to that pulled strings to get him off these drug charges(not once but three times)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is a fact that money can buy you out of most anything in FL.................SAD.....
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Old 01-31-2010, 10:49 AM   #98
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Kind of makes you lose faith in our system of justice. I thought the assistant state attorney were suppose to aim for justice and keep criminals off the street and you are a criminal if you are driving a vehile impaired.. I am a nurse and have seem too many lives ruined by alcohol and drugs. We are behind you Kevin and your family.
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Old 01-31-2010, 12:26 PM   #99
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Absolutely infuriating.............

I wish there were words Kevin but all I can do is keep you and your family in my prayers.
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Your facts are dead WRONG....POT stays in system for 30 to 45 days....COCAINE can clear the system anywhere from 24 hours to up to maybe 3 days, tops,(with heavy use). Alcohol will most likely clear your system in about 24 hours.


As a comment on the newspaper article -- all I could think was who does this guy know or is related to that pulled strings to get him off these drug charges(not once but three times)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is a fact that money can buy you out of most anything in FL.................SAD.....
I apologize, I did not mean to state anything as fact, I was remembering an newspaper article from a similiar case here a few months ago. And again I was not in any way defending the decision, I think it's disgusting to say the least.
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Old 01-31-2010, 01:18 PM   #101
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That is outrageous! In my state there is a campaign of buzzed driving and drunk driving are the same, but I am now curious if it relates to law or is just to raise awareness. If you are under the influance of any drugs(prescription or otherwise)that could impair you and get behind the wheel at the very least you should be accountable for what happens. Sounds like the law needs to be changed to be more clear so that there is no wiggle room for cases like this.

Kevin, thanks for bringing this to my attention.
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Kevin I am so sorry, like so many have posted before me I am just angry and sick over this and will keep you and your family in my prayers.
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Old 01-31-2010, 03:37 PM   #103
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I am so sorry to hear about this injustice. This article shows how little the Florida legal system understands about drug abuse. I would love to write a letter to let Florida politicians about how choosing to drive while using ANY drug illegally shows indifference to public safety and should certainly make an offender eligible for manslaughter charges.

Is there a particular individual that we should be writing letters to? I prefer to send handwritten, personal letters to complain about such important issues.
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Old 01-31-2010, 03:38 PM   #104
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Very sad situation. I'm just in shock. It's incomprehessible. My prayers are with you and your family.
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I am so sorry, that is so wrong!! How awful.

My love and prayers are always with you and your family.
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