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Sailboat - Powerboat accident

Postby robertovillate » Fri Jul 31, 2009 4:16 am

an outrageous story about how facts and evidence can be bungled and manipulated

http://www.boatus.com/seaworthy/justice.asp

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Re: Sailboat - Powerboat accident

Postby kiter147 » Fri Jul 31, 2009 7:09 am

WTF!! is that true that the helmsman on the sailboat was charged for manslaughter?? thats messed up; i think that was just a mix up with the typing there

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Re: Sailboat - Powerboat accident

Postby BWD » Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:00 pm

yeah its true.
look it up.
deputy was wasted, and a "good old boy" to the local prosecutor.

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Re: Sailboat - Powerboat accident

Postby switch313 » Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:25 pm

americans shouldnt be allowed to have boats.

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Re: Sailboat - Powerboat accident

Postby gbleck » Fri Jul 31, 2009 7:55 pm

They recently changed the charges. Still utter crap though. Massive thread on sailing anarchy on this. Tottal travisty.


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