SHOULD THIS DRUNK DRIVER’S SENTENCE BE LESS BECAUSE HE CONFESSED TO A VIOLENT CRIME?

Distracted Driving and Animal Companions
September 19, 2016
GRADUATED DRIVER LICENSING (GDL)
September 19, 2016

SHOULD THIS DRUNK DRIVER’S SENTENCE BE LESS BECAUSE HE CONFESSED TO A VIOLENT CRIME?

Why is it that a young man finally confesses to killing someone in a violent drunk driving crime, and the media is all over it. But when someone is killed in a violent drunk driving crash, there is little, if any coverage. His confession garnered national attention and yet I haven’t seen more than a sentence or two devoted to the family of Vincent Canzani. What message is this sending out to the public? If there is a confession, the crime is worth noting, otherwise who cares?

Although we applaud anyone’s decision to accept responsibility for their crime, why do we all of a sudden act as if it is the second coming? Shouldn’t it be the norm that everyone accepts responsibility for their actions? Isn’t it a shame that no longer happens? We do not think his sentence should be lessoned because he did the right thing in the end. If he had done the right thing in the beginning, Vincent Canzani would be alive today. The young man who killed him committed a horrible violent crime and should be held accountable. His friends who let him drive should also be held accountable. Our sympathies go out to the family of Vincent Canzani who must deal with the loss and pain they suffered at the hands of this drunk driver. Not only that, but now they have to deal with the controversy surrounding the confession. I do not see the victim’s family getting any sympathy in the media. That is really unfortunate. They have ours.

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