Last night a local court case returned a verdict that found a local physician not guilty of killing an 18-year old young woman as he drove home one evening. Obviously there is much more to the story.
My emotional side says that this is unjust. As the story goes, he was on his way home from a martini fundraiser at his country club. She was a young bundle of energy. My heart says this is unjust.
I wasn’t on the jury. The rules of our judicial system are not the rules of emotion, they are not the rules (sometimes) of common sense. That’s why people with lots of $$ can hire smart lawyers who understand what it takes to win in the system. Who knows what really happened. Did he know what he did? I’ll never know. Was she being irresponsible? Who knows? I drive a hybrid car and know that people can’t hear my car. My driving changed when that realization entered my brain. Did she not hear him?
My take away is that I wasn’t there that night nor in the court room. Can’t judge where this situation is, what the correct answer is. My sympathies go out to the family of the young woman as well as to the family of this local physician. Both have experienced life changing situations, they will never be the same. My wishes of peace are sent to the jury. These people have to live with a decision that many will not understand and that many will criticize.
Peace, not judgement, be with you all.