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  • I read the front-page story about Leta Schroeder. This sentence is ridiculous; in 1999 I had an "aggravated DUI" in Illinois because I crashed into a car while driving drunk. No one was killed or even hurt badly — I still was sentenced to five years (the judge had a nephew killed by a drunk driver). I got slam-dunked for it; why the hell does Schroeder get only 5 years for:
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  • I read the front-page story about Leta Schroeder. This sentence is ridiculous; in 1999 I had an "aggravated DUI" in Illinois because I crashed into a car while driving drunk. No one was killed or even hurt badly — I still was sentenced to five years (the judge had a nephew killed by a drunk driver). I got slam-dunked for it; why the hell does Schroeder get only 5 years for:
    1. DUII
    2. Leaving the scene of accident
    3. Hit and run
    4. Killing a man
    5. Severely injuring two other guys — one of whom has brain damage. Give me a break! What is wrong with this court and judge who sentenced her?
    I did 27 months for my crime and a bud of mine there got 12 years because his stepson died when he had a wreck while driving drunk. In Illinois this lady Schroeder would have gotten 25 years to life for killing a guy and hit-and-run.
    At end of the news story is a comment that tests of intoxicants in her blood could not prove they had impaired her while driving. Baloney! That's so false it stinks. — John Nieman, Medford
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