Yes Cleetorn, good people sometimes do bad things through bad choices. However,
truly good people don't do drugs and don't leave victims of an
accident they cause, to take care of themselves. The only "raw deal"
here was given to the victim.
The general public sometimes has a hard time distinguishing the difference
between good people and the bad things that they do. Just because somebody does
a bad thing does not make them a bad person. That would be tantamount to
throwing the baby out with the bathwater. I have no doubts that, as
Marsha Winter claims, Raines really is a good guy (as well as the others).
It’s just that he and his friends did a thing that is incomprehensibly and
despicably inhuman and lived to lie about it. And I don’t mean running the
woman under the boat. I refer to all that they have done to avoid responsibility
immediately thereafter and since. That was a bad thing. That is what
they are being punished for, not for being who they are.
A woman died, how in the world is that a raw deal? These three should have
realized the terrible accident and stopped to help. Had they called for help,
gotten her in the boat and tried to stop the bleeding she might still be alive.
Even in death it would have then been a terrible accident. This is terrible,
poor choices, it seems, by all involved led to a terrible accident. Never run
from your problems but stop to face them.
If you think these so-called men got a "raw deal" you need to re-examine
your life. They were operating a dangerous piece of equipment having willingly
impaired their senses. Then, due to their inebriation, they ran over an innocent
victim. Rather than rendering aid to her whom they had mortally injured, they
cowardly left her to bleed to death. On top of that, they then conspired to
cover up their negligence and cowardice and then lied about it on numerous
occasions. I only wish they had been punished more harshly to send a message
that this type of behavior cannot be tolerated.
It is unfortunate the law didn't allow for stiffer sentences. Marsha Winter
and her ilk ought to be ashamed of themselves talking about a "raw
deal". The only ones who got a raw deal were the victim and her family.
Terrible accident but the real story is not the accident but the fact they just
left her there. Hurt or not they should have helped her or at least asked if
she needed help. (Even assuming she was OK). I agree with some of
the others that I think they got off light for their actions. Would be
interesting to know if they are remorseful at all or just remorseful that they
got caught. If substance abuse was involved then they should really throw the
book at them. Either way the family of the victim still suffers. God Speed to
She may have been outside the swimming area,but they left her to die and tried
to cover up their involvement. If they had called 911 and tried to help her the
fact that she was swimming outside the safe area would probably have been in
their favor, and the whole thing would have been called a tragic accident. Drugs
and alcohol are not great contributors to the thinking process.
"It kills me because I know what a good kid he is." If he is such a good
kid, why was he such a coward? He may be a good kid but he did a terrible thing
and now must pay the price for his actions.
Good. But even this is much, much too lenient.
To me, it seems the got away with murder.