Thursday, August 28, 2014

Walking Free After Hit & Run

LAWYER: She Probably Won't See Jail Time

Mariah Eccleston, 20, Greece - Out on $2500 Bail

She Left A Man To Die After Running Him Over (Allegedly)
SCATS ~~ Where is the public outrage over this travesty of our justice system?? Dawn Nguyen gets years for "filing a false instrument" and this irresponsible murderess gets to go back to living life after taking a life!


Anonymous said...

The law says she is entitled to bail as a condition of showing up for further court actions. That's not the the problem as I see it. The problem lies in the fact that the justice system refuses to deal effectively with young law breakers. The new thinking, one life is lost so why ruin another life. Her lawyer is right. She will never see jail time. A plea bargain will be in the works to a lesser charge for which she will plead guilty and receive 5 yrs probation.Is this outrageous? Of course it is but that's the way things work in today's justice system.
What bothers me about this obvious spoiled brat is that she will show no remorse and not miss a beat the rest of her life about being responsible for the death of another human being. After all, it was his fault. He shouldn't have been there in her way in the first place.
Unfortunately, that's the attitude today portrayed in today's society, especially by the young. Nobody is willing to except the responsibility for their actions. It's always the other guys fault.
It's as though today's youth are born blind with no sense of compassion or respect for the rights of others As for this girl, her actions were no more than running over a squirrel in the road in her mind. Just Road Kill!!

SCATS said...

To 2:21PM ~~ Given the current charge against her and the fact they keep saying additional charges MIGHT be coming, what makes $2500 adequate for bail? In my opinion, a few weeks in the lock-up awaiting her court date might (I know, I'm a bit of a dreamer) SCARE HER STRAIGHT!

Anonymous said...

I agree with your thinking. However, courts have ruled that bail is a right and excessive bail should not be used as a form of punishment, Besides, if bail was set at say 50 k , do you really think her parents would let her languish in the pokey a minute longer than necessary? I think not!

SCATS said...

To 3:05PM ~~ At 50K, they might have no choice. I'm not looking for "punishment" as much as I'm looking for COMMON SENSE. It angers me to see the HUGE disparities in our criminal "justice" (cough, cough) system! Look at the PUNISHMENT levied towards Dawn Nguyen. She bought a gun YEARS AGO. Yes, she was wrong to give it/sell it to Spengler, but she did NOT kill anyone!!

There seems to be an awful lot of teen princess types who kill by car in Greece and get off with barely a slap.

Anonymous said...

I agree again. I believe she has reasonable grounds to appeal those sentences as excessive, She found herself a victim of political correctness due to the circumstances.
I believe the sentences where extreme due to the fact that prosecutors could not make the case that she knew what he intended to do with the weapon. Had they been able to, she would have been charged as a conspirator to the murders. Then, there is no denying the fact that her illegal actions resulted in the deaths of three people.
I think it's fair to conclude that in some cases, Justice is not blind and the scales are not always equal and balanced.

Anonymous said...

Like you as a parent wouldn't come to the aid of your very spoiled brats???

SCATS said...

To 1:10PM ~~ I can only speak for our home where there are VERY CLEAR RULES, especially as relates to vehicle/driving privileges. Example: roll in late (even 10 minutes) without calling to give a really good reason & you will forfeit the use of a vehicle and possession of your license for at least 2 weeks. It happened just once ... lesson learned.

Based on social media posts, this brat was under the influence at the time of the accident and had posted about it ... then deleted the posts.

Again, there are VERY CLEAR RULES in this home about drugs & alcohol. If you want parental support then don't break the law!

A little tough love goes a very long ways towards keeping teens on the straight & narrow. You ought to give it a try ;)

Anonymous said...

Daddy told me if I burned my ass I'd sit on the blister, not him.

I sure do wish he was still around to see all the pisspots with phones & tweeters. That would be some fun.

I wanted a pickup, I earned the money to pay for it & the insurance. Old man never had any problem explaining NO.

SCATS said...

To 2:42AM ~~ My daddy taught me that well, with mom's support. It's a trait we're passing along, too ;)

Anonymous said...

Wow, sounds a bit judgmental don't you think? You have no idea if she was spoiled. No idea what the circumstances were. No idea what happened that night. Yet two strangers get to go back and forth on the internet trying to speak about a situation that they have ZERO knowledge about?
Yes there are faults in the justice system and I don't agree with her actions but she was 20 years old. Did you have any wisdom at 20 years old? If you did, God blessed you because most 20 year olds don't. She has to live with her actions for the rest of her life. Cut her some slack.

SCATS said...

To 4:39PM ~~ You say we don't know anything, but THEN tell us you don't agree with her actions ... which is exactly WHAT we judged her for!

Sorry, I do not, can not, will not cut slack for anyone who leaves another person for dead after plowing into them on the road while under the influence !!!! In my mind, if you drink then drive, you just attempted MURDER. Why? Because EVERYONE WHO TAKES A DRIVING TEST TO GET THEIR LICENSE IS TESTED ON THE DANGERS OF DWI/DUI, etc.

If I point a loaded gun at your head, sneeze & you get shot, am I responsible??? HELL YEAH!!!

Sorry, I do NOT know any other 20 yr. olds who have behaved this outrageously either.