• Dozens of drug addicts protest outside Colorado capitol against 110-yea

    From Daily Mexican@21:1/5 to All on Tue Dec 28 06:32:43 2021
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    Dozens gathered outside Colorado's Capitol building in protest
    of the 110-year sentence given to a Houston truck driver found
    guilty in a 2019 deadly car pile-up.

    "Whether thatís clemency in the form of a partial commutation or
    some other action, weíre asking that Governor Polis review that
    case," said Democratic state Sen. Julie Gonzales Wednesday.

    Rogel Aguilera-Mederos, who was 23 at the time of the crash, was
    sentenced in Colorado last week to 110 years in prison after he
    was found guilty on 27 counts in the 2019 crash that killed four
    people and injured others.

    Investigators of the crash said Aguilera-Mederos lost control of
    the semi-truck after its brakes failed on a highway near Denver.
    The truck failed to take runaway truck ramps and was going about
    85 miles per hour before it slammed into dozens of other cars
    that were stopped on the highway, causing an explosion.

    Prosecutors argued that Aguilera-Mederos could have used several
    runaway ramps before the crash but instead made a "bunch of bad


    9 hours ago

    I watched a video of the sentence hearing. The judge gave the
    defendant the minimum sentence in each of the charges of which
    he was convicted. The problem is the way Colorado law is
    structured. In a case when the defendant is found guilty on
    multiple charges, the sentences cannot be served simultaneously.
    The sentences MUST BE SERVED consecutively. Thus, this young
    man has a 110-year sentence. The story fails to mention that
    he was also offered a plea deal, which he refused. He probably
    refused the plea deal for it would have permanently revoked his

    9 hours ago

    A big problem is charge 'stacking', where a single crime results
    in multiple charges. Then there's the issue of can the sentences
    be served concurrently or not.

    7 hours ago

    I work for the courts... and this is not at all true. It is
    under specific statues relating to specific crimes, but not
    simply for having multiple charges on a single case. I WISH what
    you were saying is true, I have seen individuals sentenced to
    70+ cumulative years that would serve less than 10.
    EDIT: Just to clarify, it is the COLORADO courts I work for

    9 hours ago

    Failing brakes. In all the years I drove I only knew one way for
    brakes to fail, driving too fast for conditions and overheating
    the brakes to slow you down. On top of that, if he was going 85
    he was in the wrong gear for going downhill. He probably
    deserves a lesser sentence but not much less, it was his fault.

    9 hours ago

    Iíve been trucking 26 years. He burned up his brakes due to
    inexperience resulting in total brake failure. Did he intend to
    kill anyone? No. Definitely not. Did he cause the deaths of four
    people from his own inexperience similar issues? Sounds like
    that would be the case. Semi truck brakes simply do not fail.
    There are built in safeguards in case of mechanical failure. He
    just probably had no business behind the wheel of the truck with
    so little experience.

    9 hours ago

    I spent 35 years on the road driving big trucks and you are 100%
    correct. It is his fault for causing all that death and
    destruction. After watching the video he shouldnít have been in
    a semi truck because he didnít know how to operate it. No
    excuse. His company should be held accountable too.

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/protest-denver-trucker-110-year- sentence-rogel-aguilera-mederos

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