2008-02-27

You Can Not Use Light Rail in Self Defence

Natalie Pasqua was sentenced to life in prison for pushing a teenager in front of a light rail train in Calgary. 'What a horrible women, she got what she deserved' was my first impression.
 
But wait, the "victim" had first pushed Pasqua on to the tracks. She managed to climb on to the platform and return the favor. The 17 year old man, who was drunk and high on cocaine, didn't manage to get back onto the platform and was run over by the not so light train.
 
If someone pushes me onto the busy train tracks of a major city's public transportation system, I'm not going to climb back up and calmly walk to the nearest phone to call police. I'm killing the guy. In self defence I would have assumed. But I guess not.
 
Basically, this sentence is crazy.
 
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