Yes, there was politicks involved here it was someone who had strings some where are he/she was a mighty good friend. I personally think that he has been in the Job to long and has made to many friends and friends with politicians. I think it is time for some new blood. sign, Joe Plummer (JP) joeplummer@xxxxxxx -----Original Message----- From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Chip Orange Sent: August 17, 2010 4:54 PM To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [tabi] unbelievable! I just can't get over an article in today's Democrat: a short summary of it is that Willy Megs (the State's Attorney), has decided not to file any charges against the driver of an automobile who hit and killed a teenaged driver, when she ran a red light speeding 20 MPH above the limit. The incident occurred in May. The facts of the light being red and the driver speeding aren't being disputed; Willy Megs however justified his decision by saying "We all speed and we all run red lights." This is absolutely unbelievable to me! This says to me, drivers, it's open season, whatever you do, it's going to be ok, because we all do it! This is especially bad news for pedestrians, who are in much greater danger from drivers, and I suppose are covered under this blanket decision not to prosecute if one should be killed. If time allows I'll get the text of the article and post it. I just can't get over it though: no matter how badly a person is driving, we can't expect anything to happen to them (unless it's a ticket; then, the city and county and state need the money!) aaarrrgggggg! Chip ------------------------------ Chip Orange Database Administrator Florida Public Service Commission Chip.Orange@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (850) 413-6314 (Any opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the Florida Public Service Commission.) Check out the TABI resource web page at http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI and please make suggestions for new material. if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject.