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Old 12-12-2012, 10:11 AM   #106
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My hs friends that crashed were drunk and injured, but still took care of their bud quick. BTW how the hell did you not question the trunk reference? He was in the trunk! I don't know why we did the stupid stuff we did, I rode in the same trunk doing exactly what they did that night.

I was drunk when we almost capsized the boat.

But does any of that matter? I'll pass on this one...you win.
i read trunk as truck, so my bad... but wtf!? why on earth was he in the trunk!? you guys were nutts! Anyway, i'm glad the outcome of your accident was better than this one.
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:02 AM   #107
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I just hope Brent wasn't drinking Wild Irish Rose or Ripple or any type of cheap wine. If he was drinking and driving, then why was the Cowboys player that was killed in the car with him? He took an unnecessary risk with his own life. You don't allow yourself to get into a vehicle with a driver that is getting tore up. That's a total no-no.
Why does it matter what he was drinking?
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:04 AM   #108
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Why does it matter what he was drinking?
Bad attempt at a joke, I think.
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:17 AM   #109
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I'm gonna throw this out there.

Why is it so bad to have a tiny sliver of compassion for someone who ACCIDENTALLY killed a friend? What he did was make a tragic, horrible, and terrible decision and he'll pay the rest of his life for it but why does he deserve outright disgust? I'm not saying he should be excused in any way but I would hope decent people could find a small glimmer of compassion here. How does hating the guy make anything better? Brown is still dead either way. If it just makes you feel better or superior then I feel sorry for you too.
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:29 AM   #110
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I agree with you FRPLG. But, as I said earlier, seem to be a lot of "perfect" people in this thread

Also, I can't help but think that the opinion might be a bit different if these weren't Dallas Cowboys players.
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I'm gonna throw this out there.

Why is it so bad to have a tiny sliver of compassion for someone who ACCIDENTALLY killed a friend? What he did was make a tragic, horrible, and terrible decision and he'll pay the rest of his life for it but why does he deserve outright disgust? I'm not saying he should be excused in any way but I would hope decent people could find a small glimmer of compassion here. How does hating the guy make anything better? Brown is still dead either way. If it just makes you feel better or superior then I feel sorry for you too.
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I agree with you FRPLG. But, as I said earlier, seem to be a lot of "perfect" people in this thread

Also, I can't help but think that the opinion might be a bit different if these weren't Dallas Cowboys players.
I would hope that wouldn't be a consideration. I understand the circumstances were different, but Cowboys fans were nothing but sympathetic and classy after STs murder.
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I'm gonna throw this out there.

Why is it so bad to have a tiny sliver of compassion for someone who ACCIDENTALLY killed a friend? What he did was make a tragic, horrible, and terrible decision and he'll pay the rest of his life for it but why does he deserve outright disgust? I'm not saying he should be excused in any way but I would hope decent people could find a small glimmer of compassion here. How does hating the guy make anything better? Brown is still dead either way. If it just makes you feel better or superior then I feel sorry for you too.
It takes a big person to forgive or at least have some empathy in a situation like this, sadly most folks aren't up to the task.
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It takes a big person to forgive or at least have some empathy in a situation like this, sadly most folks aren't up to the task.
I also think there is this prevailing mentality that things are black and white. Right and wrong. Things cant be in the middle. Why can't he be wrong for his actions but someone we can have empathy for?

In the world of quick news flashes, opinionated discourse and negativity, constructive discourse is lost. I think we see a reflection of that, at times, here.
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I also think there is this prevailing mentality that things are black and white. Right and wrong. Things cant be in the middle. Why can't he be wrong for his actions but someone we can have empathy for?

In the world of quick news flashes, opinionated discourse and negativity, constructive discourse is lost. I think we see a reflection of that, at times, here.
In my opinion, you should forgive anyone anything if they take actions to demonstrate remorse and repentance. So far, Brent has done nothing but show remorse. I hope that, after he fulfills his inevitable sentence, he uses his experience as a platform to speak out against drinking and driving and convince others its a serious issue. Too many people drive drunk but think nothing bad will ever happen to them.
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I'm gonna throw this out there.

Why is it so bad to have a tiny sliver of compassion for someone who ACCIDENTALLY killed a friend? What he did was make a tragic, horrible, and terrible decision and he'll pay the rest of his life for it but why does he deserve outright disgust? I'm not saying he should be excused in any way but I would hope decent people could find a small glimmer of compassion here. How does hating the guy make anything better? Brown is still dead either way. If it just makes you feel better or superior then I feel sorry for you too.
I agree for compassion with anybody in that situation. But I hope he goes to jail for a long time. 2nd DUI? He clearly isnt perfect, or smart for that matter.
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I agree for compassion with anybody in that situation. But I hope he goes to jail for a long time. 2nd DUI? He clearly isnt perfect, or smart for that matter.
He probably won't due much jail time, will more than likely plea to lesser charge. He can afford a good lawyer who can plea it down. His real punishment is going to living with killing his friend, because of something so stupid by not calling a cab.
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I agree for compassion with anybody in that situation. But I hope he goes to jail for a long time. 2nd DUI? He clearly isnt perfect, or smart for that matter.

According to this site, the range of punishment is 2-20 years, although probation is an option as long as the the convict serves 120 days in jail.

Intoxication Manslaughter in Texas, Jail Time, Fine, and Punishment

This Brents 2nd offense, and a judge could choose to make an example out of him. However, i would imagine his contrition, the fact that the victim was his best friend, and victims family seems to have forgiven him could make a judge more likely to show some leniency.
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According to this site, the range of punishment is 2-20 years, although probation is an option as long as the the convict serves 120 days in jail.

Intoxication Manslaughter in Texas, Jail Time, Fine, and Punishment

This Brents 2nd offense, and a judge could choose to make an example out of him. However, i would imagine his contrition, the fact that the victim was his best friend, and victims family seems to have forgiven him could make a judge more likely to show some leniency.
lets hope so, he deserves a 3rd shot. After all we are not perfect, we all make these type of mistakes. Maybe next time its one of your family members or me, he gets a do over cause its his bestie. It makes sense.
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It takes a big person to forgive or at least have some empathy in a situation like this, sadly most folks aren't up to the task.
First off..Excellent post FRPLG.
I agree Matty. Having empathy for someone doesn't mean you condone what they've done. Some seem to take it that way. We've all made mistakes.....a lot of us were fortunate enough to not have the same consequences for our mistakes as others.
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lets hope so, he deserves a 3rd shot. After all we are not perfect, we all make these type of mistakes. Maybe next time its one of your family members or me, he gets a do over cause its his bestie. It makes sense.
So if someone commits a crime twice, they should be locked up forever? You do realize that murderers, rapists and pedophiles get out of prison in only a few years all the time. We should let more of them out so that we can keep people convicted of DWIs behind bars forever?

Based on limited available evidence, Brent is truly remorseful for his actions. I doubt he will ever drink and drive again. I mean, if you were driving drunk and killed your best friend in the whole world, probably watched him die, would you drink and drive again?
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