Friday, May 8, 2009

Santa Clara Deputy pleads Guilty in deaths of Gough and Peterson

Per the Mercury News


Council will be sentenced to four months in county jail and 800 hours of community service, according to Cornell. He will also be placed on three years' formal probation, ordered to pay restitution to the victims' families and standard fines and fees.


At least he spends some time in the can, but it's pretty weak. Is there a way to get those 800 hours of community service devoted to educating drivers?

UPDATE He gets to serve his sentence in home detention! What the hell.

At the very least he must lose his job. Police work is nothing if not a constant exercise in judgement. By getting behind the wheel that day Council showed very clearly he has poor judgement. There is a bar over which you must pass in order to take on a job like a Sheriff's Deputy, someone who has an accident like this is flat out unqualified. I'm sure he's a "nice guy" but he just doesn't have what it takes.

11 comments:

Yokota Fritz said...

You’ve found a checkpoint for the 2nd Virtual Alleycat.

Contest details at http://www.cyclelicio.us/2009/05/custom-bicycles-virtual-alleycat-start.html

Check in here, make a quick visit to Murph's Sonoma County vacation spot that you can rent.

Next checkpoint will take some Google skills: Look for Murph's sub20olh blog, where you'll find the next checkpoint.

kit said...

how many homes does one man need!? (checked in)

Gunnar said...

This is getting hard.

x said...

Agreed, this one is was definitely, and hopefully, at the top of a long climb. (Checkpoint.)

x said...

Btw, that "X" was dudeonabike going incognito. (I'm trying to launch a stealth attack on kit.)

Cyclin' Missy said...

Yes! Another step!

fiestacitykid said...

Checkpoint!
-Leighton

Gavin said...

another one down.

knarg said...

Jon checking in!!!

Roush said...

Check!

Thanks again, Fritz!

wombatgrrl said...

check! YEAH!!!!