I am going to keep hunting
- Jan 28, 2008
Kevin, so sorry to hear this. So sad to see another flaw in the justice system, I'll be keeping your family in my prayers.
From a practical point of view, unless you are in the same voting district, letters will have little impact in this issue. For that matter, Eagan's boss is not up for re-election now and won't have anything at stake right now. That's why I suggested going to the national media, but I would leave that up to the Klose family. Bad press for FL in the media would get his boss's boss attention.I think we should not only send letters to Robert Eagan, but should CC his boss and his boss's boss. We hopefully could help save another family from suffering this kind of tragedy.
I understand your pain and frustration, and i apologize if I offended you at all. I have actually been on both sides of this situation in my life. I believe in punishing people for breaking the law, but i want them to be 100% in their conviction, i still believe people are innocent until Proven guilty. If they have the tools , the Govt. needs to use them whatever the cost.I understand everything you are saying and agree with you.
This man has a history of drug arrests and has never been punished, as the judges felt he shouldnt have to admit to being a felon.
There is a test available to show whether he was impaired and the State Attorney has decided not to do the test. My Dad's life was weighed against an $800 test.
This was not a case of someone jumping off a curb or not looking where he was going.
An attorney has told us that my Dad had "legal control of the road" as a pedestrian. Ne had navigated 4 lanes and a median.
David Lanier has over 20 arrests. I've only mentioned the drug arrests.
Knowing that he has a history of drug abuse and arrests, knowing that he had drug paraphernalia in his automobile, knowing that trained police officers suspected that he was under the influence, knowing that my Dad wasnt in the middle of the road and this person had ample time to spot him and stop should tell you along with everyone else, including the State Attorney, that this man should have been tested and should not be driving.
You can play devil's advocate all you like, but everything I know and believe tells me this man is guilty and should be punished in some way.
Instead, he has been let go with not a single penalty.
I hope you are this understanding should a person suspected of being impaired kill someone you love (god forbid). I hope you are rational enough to question when he used an illegal substance.