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Justice for Charlie


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Aug 23, 2005
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South Shore of Long Island.
Political Leaning
Very Liberal
This is not a political topic, so but its a very serious and personal issue that I am dealing with right now.

In 2007 my best friend named Charlie, who was walking down a sidewalk, was hit by a car in a chain reaction type of accident.

A van was speeding down the road, while another car was making an illegal left turn and they collided and Charlie was just caught in the middle of it.

In the car they had found a bong. Also, the passenger in the van came forward later saying that the driver was abusing vicodin at the time of the accident.

However, after some manuvering by the van driver's lawyer, the passagenrs testimony was not allowed to be entered in the court. No mention of drugs was allowed to be mentioned. In the end, all the van driver got was a 200 dollar fine and had his license revoked, which he now has back.

In addition, although the driver pled guilty to the speeding ticket, the court said that he was not speeding.

THe victim's family, who I'm very close to, when they brought this up to the DA, they said that was outrageous and they would look into it. They never got back to them.

I want to pursue my own journalistic investigation into the process for which this man was allowed to get away with murder, basically. But the victim's mother does not want me to get involved, for my own sake, and I feel like I cannot do it without her support.

This is a very difficult thing for me to be going through, so I hope people here can offer some kind of guidance.
What would Charlie want you to do?
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