He was partially blind in one eye, drunk, and had two prior hit-and-run convictions yet this a-hole who killed 4-year-old A.J Nelson in a hit and run gets six months and can still walk the streets while AJ’s mom gets convicted for jaywalking!
A mother who is struggling and riding the bus with her kids and gets off a bus to cross a four-lane highway to get to her apartment gets NO SYMPATHY from a court system that can find crazy, unfit Casey Anthony not guilty! This is a travesty of justice and I am pissed.
This story happened right in my own backyard, Marietta GA. Raquel Nelson, the mom of AJ was sentenced to 40 hours of community service and 12 months probation in Cobb County State Court, but then also given the option of a new trial in an unusual decision.
And whatever happened to a jury of her peers? During jury questioning NOT ONE person raised their hand when asked if they had ever relied on public transportation. It sounds to me that if your skin is brown, it’s going DOWN. The jury should have never convicted her of ANYTHING!! Especially when the apartment complex Raquel lives in complained numerous times to the city that it was difficult to cross that street.
This story is very upsetting read the FULL STORY HERE on MSNBC.
I hear your passion about this. This story has gotten national attention. I fault Cobb County Transit for not providing the proper markings for a pedestrian crossing. I am glad that she choose to have a new trial. I believe that a proper jury will be chosen and they will do the right thing. But most of all, I believe that these bus stops will have pedestrian crossings. I live in Gwinnett County and there is a place that is a transfer point on Buford Hwy and people have to cross a busy street.
Thanks for commenting Rev. Harriet. Yes I just feel she shouldn’t be punished for the city’s mistake AND they should at least have had compassion. The same compassion they showed Casey Anthony KNOWING she killed her child. I’m glad to hear she chose a new trial as well.