Feb 15, 2007

more on billy lane...

been a while since i've posted... guess it's been a while since i've ridden too - since my last post. doesn't mean things haven't been going on - just haven't posted about them. i guess i'll be covering them in the next couple of posts...

first thing i want to cover - well, not necessarily the first - but it's the one i'll start with, is billy lane. just came across this article at www.floridatoday.com. it doesn't seem like this case will ever end. but i guess it's getting closer now that a date has been set. but this is only the civil case. a date for the criminal case has yet to be set. from the article, a date may be set on march 23.

i'm not sure why billy doesn't own up to the fact that he was at fault and face the consequences. one argument is that our criminal justice system is based in the belief that you're innocence until proven guilty. so billy is going to make the state prove he's guilty. makes sense. but it is the right thing to do?? if they do in fact prove his guilt - will be appeal?? i'm sure he will - thus dragging the process on even longer.

i can understand the family's civil suit against billy lane - recoup loss of earnings, pain and suffering, etc. but i'm not sure i agree with including daimlerchrysler. to me, billy should be held solely responsible for his actions. he's the one that was drinking, he's the one that got behind the wheel, he's the one that crossed the double yellow. should daimlerchrysler be held responsible because they gave him the vehicle?? the family thinks so because daimlerchrysler gave him the vehicle despite his driving record. again, i think billy is solely responsible. i also believe more people should start taking responsibility for themselves and stop trying to blame other people or make excuses. but i know that day is a long way off...

peace out...