The previous entry made me realize it was time for an update on the asshat responsible for Bill’s death. There was a preliminary examination held last Friday that we had been told about where it was announced by both the defense and prosecution that Seiko had agreed to accept a plea bargain of guilty to a charge of negligent homicide rather than face a trial on the original charge of manslaughter. Under manslaughter he faced up to a maximum of 15 years in prison whereas under negligent homicide the maximum is two years. His attorney expects he won’t serve any time at all, he’ll just be put on probation. His attorney says Seiko plans to finish college and pursue a career in law enforcement.
Just fucking great. This idiot can smash into another car at 60 MPH and kill someone trying to do a job he was neither authorized to do nor trained to do and he gets off with a smack on the wrist and a stern warning not to do it again. If he doesn’t serve any jail time then he can still go on to be a police officer. I guess if you’re a Traffic Ordinance Officer you can get away with recklessly killing someone and not have it affect your life any more than any of the traffic tickets you normally hand out, eh? Repercussions? What repercussions? Those are only for you common peasants.
This asshole still hasn’t so much as apologized for killing Bill. I wonder what the potential jail time for assaulting a police officer would be in Michigan. I suppose I’ll find out if I ever bump into “Gary” Seiko on the street.