BVC-CHAT FW: Dallas Morning News E-mail Edition: June 14, 2005

Laura Kennedy lkennedy at cvm.tamu.edu
Wed Jun 15 08:06:26 CDT 2005


On Tuesday, June 14, 2005, at 09:28 PM, Chris Menzel wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 14, 2005 at 05:24:56PM -0500, Laura Kennedy wrote:
>> Well, considering that this is Texas, the only thing I can guarantee
>> is if you killed someone with a baseball bat you'd get the death
>> penalty......whether you just intended to "tap" him or not.....
>
> Well, I'm not exactly sure what your point is; perhaps it's to 
> highlight
> the disparity between the consequences of whacking someone with a
> baseball bat and those of running them down with a car: if Ms Dolkart
> had killed Mr Thomas -- and it's frankly miraculous she didn't -- she
> might have gone to jail but probably would have been out in a year or
> two.  If that is your point, it's a good one.
>
> -cm
>
>
Precisely.



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