This guy has more lives than my cat. Good post longride. I think Court TV/Fox TV needs to put a natioanl spot light on this case. Otherwise, I think that this guy has the whole state of South Dakota in his back pocket.
South Dakota Attorney General Larry Long said he does not know whether members of Congress have any rights that are different from other citizens in their home states.
Translation: We're searching the Fed and State constitutions as fast as we can to find a way to let this murderer walk.
Why does a frickin' Governor need emergency lights? To get quickly to the office when he finds out that the new batch of interns has arrived? To avoid getting home too late to see Baywatch? To get to the bar before it closes?
We have a two-tiered society folks. Certain members of govt can get away with murder with impunity. This guy is a-walkin'. Get used to it.
"Translation: We're searching the Fed and State constitutions as fast as we can to find a way to let this murderer walk" Good point. You think if it was your or me they would be doing all of this stuff before filing charges. Heck no. We would be in jail or out on a large bail bond. Good thing I don't plan on going back to SD cause my big mouth would probably land myself in jail for insulting a priveldged son. You are right he walks.
What do "emergency lights" have to do with this anyway? Even emergency vehicles are supposed to make sure the intersection is clear before proceding... you don't see every ambulance flying through stop signs and red lights without slowing and hitting the siren a few times. Not only should he be charged with murder, he should be charged with every other traffic violation possible!
This slimy piece of crap was elected multiple times. I guess the people of South Dakota don't take much interest in their local politics if they support a man like this. If I were a South Dakotan (?) I would stage a protest outside this dirtbag's house.
Of course this lowlife says he feels terrible about what happened, but he doesn't have the sack to own up to what he has done. I hope he dies of a heart attack really soon, and by the looks of him that should only be days away.
I've been looking at several articles about this terrible situation, and I have found something curious. Nearly every article has a picture of that sneering fat pig Janklow, but none have a picture of his victim. If the man's family doesn't want his picture in the papers that is understandable, but I think it would do their case a lot of good if everyone could put a face to the reckless actions of this killer.
Fire fighters, police, etc, stop or slow down when they come to an intersection with their emergency lights and sirens on. What makes this piece of sh!t excuse for a human being special enough to ignore that basic principle? He has a long rap sheet as a traffic menace, he has a history as an individual who expects special treatment to be able to brake the rules, he has been cited many times for braking the law. If it was any of us regular MOFOS doing anything like that, our goose would be cooked.
Whether the person he killed was riding a motorcycle, driving a car or riding a donkey, should make no difference in the fact that this individual needs to spend many years in jail for killing a human being, regardless of his political influence and connections.
You'll know the coverup was on for sure when they cook up an emergency so Janklow has an excuse to have been using his lights.
In another note, what a load of shyt about him needing emergency lights to respond to emergencies. I'd be willing to bet the LAST thing local authorities would want is some blowhard know-it-all storming up to the scene, lights blaring, trying to take over the situation, knowing nothing about what is going on, with no training. Of course, I could be wrong, I'm not a cop, firefighter, paramedic, or first responder.
This is the most interesting article I've read yet. The first half is the Codington County State's Attorney Vince Foley (unknown) talking about how complicated the case is. It seems that the combination of speed AND running the stop sign means there are few prior cases to judge from.
Then, Minnehaha County State's Attorney Dave Nelson says it's "difficult" to successfully charge someone with 2nd degree manslaughter.
Just when you're sure he's going to get off, the Argus leader does some research showing that everything these two said is a bunch of shyt.
Another interesting bit is the SD definition of 2nd degree manslaughter: "A person is reckless with respect to circumstances when he consciously or unjustifiably disregards a substantial risk that such circumstances may exist."
Unjustifiably. I'd like to see Janklow's lawyer JUSTIFY him running the stop sign, when there was a stop ahead sign, in broad daylight, on a road Janklow had driven hundreds of times.
In Texas, a first responder can not break the traffic laws unless it can be done safely. If this were me running hot somewhere and I had this wreck, I would be prepared to lose the farm and head to the pokey. The investigation does take time. Investigators have to calculate speed measurements, crush factor calculations, tests for the emergency lights, and they have to put their ducks in a row to press charges. I do not know if his car was equipped with the new air bag crash data programs (like the black box on airplanes) but that would hang him for sure. Hopefully the people in charge will do the right thing. If the guy walks, it is probably due to a weak DA, not local law enforcement who probably think this guy blows chunks too. This guy sounds like an idiot weasel to me.