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Five years for a punch, but only one for a death?

The scales of justice have gone way beyond just being askew, they have been completely knocked off their mooring. A low/middle class black female receives a five-year prison sentence for punching an elderly white woman in the face, which undoubtedly caused some physical and emotional trauma, yet did not have a life-threatening or lethal outcome.

An upper-class, renowned white physician driving home under the influence runs down an innocent white teenage girl, resulting in her death, and receives a one-year prison sentence. I admit I am not the brightest bulb on the tree, so I need someone to explain to me the ethical, legal and moral logic implemented in arriving at the decisions surrounding the outcome of the two aforementioned criminal acts.

John V. Hari

Lackawanna