I didn't see anything in that video that would call for manslaughter. I saw no evidence of him wanting to scare him or hit him. In my view it was a tragic accident.He's guilty as hell. It's manslaughter. He may not have meant to kill Kevin Ward (I don't think Tony Stewart is a murderer) but he sure as hell meant to scare and/or hit him (Tony Stewart is a moron).
Fair enough and agreed!I didn't see anything in that video that would call for manslaughter. I saw no evidence of him wanting to scare him or hit him. In my view it was a tragic accident.
We all see things different. Our legal system isn't perfect but thank God for jury trials.
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I agree. It's the right decision. It would be the Zapruder film all over again, the shooter on the grassy knoll and all that. Did Stewart swerve to hit the stoned kid or not? Due process, and I'm cool with that. Stewart ain't innocent, but the pot changes everything. It's a frickin' shit ton of reasonable doubt.Due process my good man!
The case went from "Does the video show that Stewart may have intentionally hit the kid?" (possibly--it's enough to go to trial, and that's all a grand jury determines) to "Did the kid on weed act irrationally and jump in front of Stewart?" They weren't going to get a grand jury to take this to trial once the victim lacking complete control of his faculties came into play.
I agree. I don't see how a civil suit could succeed. It goes beyond the weed--a jury is going to think, "If he's racing on weed, how good is this kid's judgement? Maybe he was just a dumbass and jumped in front of Stewart's car."I agree. I bet there will be no civil suit either. I know the whole pot thing has been normalized now a days but come on. Don't drive on it and don't race on it.