I'm not going to get into how in his tipsy state, witness testified that dude was speeding and slowing down so that his boy could cat-call female pedestrians as they drove by. Seriously? No. I'm just going to say that I was happy as hell to hear that received 15 years in prison. At first. And then I was sad. really, really sad.
Because then I remembered a very similar DUI manslaughter case sentencing that took place only four months ago.
Equally horrific details- a married mother is mowed down while while hailing a cab. Except in that case, the driver was a White off-duty cop who was heading home from the bar with another cop when he ran over the Black woman. The victim was also a married mother. Oh and it definitely gets better... when the ON-DUTY cops (you know the ones that were supposed to protect & serve the victim) arrived on the scene, they not only advised said drunken officer not to take the breathalyzer-they also instead gave him a stick of gum, two bottles of waters and allowed him to leave the scene (to go home & sober up).
He received exactly 90 days in prison. Uh huh, you read that correctly, NINETY DAYS.
Now don't get me wrong, I don't think that dude who killed the pregnant lady should've gotten a lighter sentence. When you decide to drive under the influence, that's the dangerous gamble you take. In this case, homeboy lost.
But, just so I'm clear lemme do the math:
Jan 2011 Black van driver kills Hispanic mother= 15 YEARS
Sept 2010 White police officer kills Black mother= 90 DAYS
Granted, I only made it as far as College Algebra but err um, the discrepancy seems like... a lot.