GOOD IDEA –
If you’re gonna murder someone use a car. Just get drunk and get behind the wheel of a car, cause that way when you kill people–could be a family, could be a bunch of kids with their grandfather–you’re only gonna get a minimal sentence. Two and a half years per person. Maybe that’s the rich-people sentence, but still you don’t need to worry about having the book thrown at you.
I mean, even though drinking and driving is the equivalent of shooting a gun randomly into a crowd, but you don’t need to worry about the courts treating it that way. Cause you’re not TRYING to kill anyone, you just don’t care if you do is all.
Cause drinking and driving isn’t that big a deal, in fact if you do murder someone while drinking and driving in Canada you’ve got a 16% chance of not even getting charged! That’s almost a one in five shot, dude! Party on!
That’s pretty amazing actually, but maybe that number is so high because they’re trying to alleviate the court system. After all criminal charges stemming from drinking and driving eat up more court time in Canada than anything else, so you can see why we’re so lenient. It makes sense. Gotta clear the pipes, bud!
Now maybe things would change if the courts took an actual stand on it, if they recognized drinking and driving as something on par with attempted murder. Which it is. If only there was some case that may have happened here in the GTA that could’ve served as a lightning rod for change when it comes to the law. Ah well, I guess we’ll have to wait for another bag of garbage to get behind the wheel hammered and murder a bunch of kids.