Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Leonard Little's First Drunk Driving Charge (1998)


"Ninety nights of shock time, to be spent in this St. Louis work house, comprise part of the sentence Little received after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter last June. He's completed about a third of that to date and part of 1,000 hours of community service a judge also ordered him to perform. If he finishes both, after four years of probation, his record will be cleared, leaving no legal trace of so many shattered lives"

After killing a woman while intoxicated, Leonard Little only recieved sixty days in prison. After searching, I found that the normal time spent in prison for involuntary manslaughter is 2 - 4 years. We also have to take into effect the fact that Little was intoxicated at the time, speeding, and running a red light. Adding all these up we should ask, How did Little get off with 60 DAYS???

I do not agree with this obvious special treatment of an athlete. I don't think that it is fair that someone guilty of three traffic violations and involuntary manslaughter gets off with only 60 days and some community service. If I commited the same crime I would be punished to the full extent of the law.

Is this right? Should athletes be able to get lesser charges for crimes?

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