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Drunk doctor kills skateboarder, found not guilty

sanjuro

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And he was speeding and texting, estimated .15-20 BAC, and he fled the accident scene and covering up the car damage: Verdict misdemeanor DUI.

But in the end, a day and a half of listening to the 56-year-old Getzville doctor testify in Erie County Court helped sway a jury Wednesday that Alexandria "Alix" Rice was killed in a terrible but understandable accident.

Jurors acquitted Corasanti on all felony charges related to the death of the 18-year-old longboard skater last July in Amherst. Rice was on her way home from her job at a Hopkins Road pizzeria when Corasanti's car struck and killed her at about 11:20 p.m. July 8 on Heim Road.
http://www.buffalonews.com/topics/dr-james-corasanti-trial/article879349.ece

And here is the analysis, which pisses me almost as much: http://www.wgrz.com/news/article/169928/1/Analysis-of-the-Corasanti-Verdict?odyssey=obinsite
 

Silver

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Apparently skateboarders are in the same group as cyclists.

Besides, don't think of Corasanti as a drunk murderer, think of him as helpfully reducing the employment rate among America's youth. After all, there's a job that opened up at the pizza place, amirite?
 
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eaterofdog

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I need to start a new website that collects money like Kickstarter, but the money is used to have assholes like this killed. And maybe have the jury caned if funds are sufficient.
 

jdcamb

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And he was speeding and texting, estimated .15-20 BAC, and he fled the accident scene and covering up the car damage: Verdict misdemeanor DUI.



http://www.buffalonews.com/topics/dr-james-corasanti-trial/article879349.ece

And here is the analysis, which pisses me almost as much: http://www.wgrz.com/news/article/169928/1/Analysis-of-the-Corasanti-Verdict?odyssey=obinsite


Haha that Pizza place is supposedly owned by a Biker Gang. The time trials for the Buffalo Giro are sometimes held on Hopkins road. Sanjuro you may have heard of the Bocce Club that's on Hopkins Rd??...
 

dante

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I need to start a new website that collects money like Kickstarter, but the money is used to have assholes like this killed. And maybe have the jury caned if funds are sufficient.
Maybe you won't need those contributions for justice to be doled out?

Haha that Pizza place is supposedly owned by a Biker Gang. The time trials for the Buffalo Giro are sometimes held on Hopkins road. Sanjuro you may have heard of the Bocce Club that's on Hopkins Rd??...

This is also why I'm lit up like a F'ing Christmas tree when I'm on the roads at night. So hopefully when some drunk asshole takes me out he'll have one less excuse to cry about in front of the jury...
 

Silver

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When they are riding on the shoulder commuting home from work, I don't see much of a difference.
Pretty much. Not a car, no fvucks given.

You know, in Florida, I can should be able to technically shoot anyone with a driver's license. Just standing my ground...
 

sanjuro

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Haha that Pizza place is supposedly owned by a Biker Gang. The time trials for the Buffalo Giro are sometimes held on Hopkins road. Sanjuro you may have heard of the Bocce Club that's on Hopkins Rd??...
I've done a TT there once.

But it has been a while.

And what pizzeria in Buffalo is not connected to a crime organization? My favorite is La Nova.

But I would to see this doctor slaughter, SOA style.
 

RUFUS

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He only got a misdemeanor because the judge didn't want him to lose his license to practice medicine. That is how it usually works. Don't want to ruin someones professional life after ruining a kids and families life.

Gotta love the judicial system!!!
 

Wumpus

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He only got a misdemeanor because the judge didn't want him to lose his license to practice medicine. That is how it usually works. Don't want to ruin someones professional life after ruining a kids and families life.

Gotta love the judicial system!!!
Jurors acquitted Corasanti on all felony charges related to the death of the 18-year-old longboard skater.

All the judge gets to do is determine the length of probation/jail time.
 

spam16v

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My one customer's accountant lives at the entrance to his subdivision, around the corner from my Aunt. It's been bat-****-retarded lately around here. He threw an acquitted/memorial weekend party at his house because someone I know lives on his street drove by. In 6 months everyone will forget, and it will be life as usual.
 

jimmydean

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He only got a misdemeanor because the judge didn't want him to lose his license to practice medicine. That is how it usually works. Don't want to ruin someones professional life after ruining a kids and families life.

Gotta love the judicial system!!!
The kid is dead, ruining a doctors career will not bring him back. At least not in this economy.

I blame Obama and his socialist ways.
 

Jimmysal

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The kid is dead, ruining a doctors career will not bring him back. At least not in this economy.

I blame Obama and his socialist ways.
What bugs me is that they acquitted him of ALL charges. He did flee the scene where someone died. He did tamper with evidence.

Personally, I think they should have gotten him for ms as well, but hey. I wonder what the jury selection process was like.

Do you bike or skateboard in your free time? Out.
Have you, a friend, or family member been the victim of a hit and run accident? Out.
Do you support the town spending money on bike lanes? Out.
Do you ride a motorcycle? Out.
Do you have children? Out.
 

jimmydean

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That gets me, too. Fleeing, tampering, drunk off his ass, what else? Does he at least feel a little bad about the whole deal? Or is he still pissed about the damage to his car?
 

dante

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What bugs me is that they acquitted him of ALL charges. He did flee the scene where someone died. He did tamper with evidence.

Personally, I think they should have gotten him for ms as well, but hey. I wonder what the jury selection process was like.

Do you bike or skateboard in your free time? Out.
Have you, a friend, or family member been the victim of a hit and run accident? Out.
Do you support the town spending money on bike lanes? Out.
Do you ride a motorcycle? Out.
Do you have children? Out.
I *guarantee* you that this was the case....
 

sanjuro

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One more thing.

My experience in Buffalo is that there is a drinking culture, which naturally means there is a drinking and driving culture.

I noticed when I posted this story on Facebook, several of my Buffalo friends failed to respond. The ones who I have driven to bars with.

I can't act like a saint. I have had drinks and driven before, but to no harm to anyone. But it is a rare thing, and I avoid doing it because of this kind of circumstance.

I know if I had 3 or 4 beers, I could navigate home without much problem. But what if there is an emergency situation? Like a kid riding her skateboard where she shouldn't be? Would I be aware enough to see her? Able enough to avoid her?
 

jdcamb

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One more thing.

My experience in Buffalo is that there is a drinking culture, which naturally means there is a drinking and driving culture.

I noticed when I posted this story on Facebook, several of my Buffalo friends failed to respond. The ones who I have driven to bars with.

I can't act like a saint. I have had drinks and driven before, but to no harm to anyone. But it is a rare thing, and I avoid doing it because of this kind of circumstance.

I know if I had 3 or 4 beers, I could navigate home without much problem. But what if there is an emergency situation? Like a kid riding her skateboard where she shouldn't be? Would I be aware enough to see her? Able enough to avoid her?
Want to get really upset. Look up Hopkins Rd in Williamsville NY and look how wide the road is and how there are Bike Lanes on both side of the road.
 

KavuRider

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I've commuted for years.
Lately, the drivers here in Phoenix seem to be extra insane...so I haven't ridden my bike to work in quite a while.
I seriously wonder if it is worth it now...which really upsets me. I enjoy riding to work, but I just have that feeling that some texting drunken idiot is going to turn me into a hood ornament.

(some backstory: I've been hit twice already - once just knocked over, no injury. The last time, pickup got me, broken tib/fib and a permanent rod in my leg)

So...car bound for me...until I get out of this city.

In regards to this story - sickening. But sadly, not too surprising. Apparently not in a car = deserved it. Sad and disgusting.
 

JustMtnB44

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As someone who spent much of their life in the Buffalo area, this story really pisses me off. What kind of asshole jurors would not find this guy guilty of something relating to the girl's death? Yet they find him guilty of DUI, as if that is somehow not related to to the accident. Fvck them.

I need to start a new website that collects money like Kickstarter, but the money is used to have assholes like this killed. And maybe have the jury caned if funds are sufficient.
Totally agree with both points.
 

jdcamb

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No loss of medical license, no care.
I don't mean to be a jerk and I in no way think Justice is served. But everyday, sometimes more, bad stuff happens to Good folks in Buffalo NY. It is a pretty bleak place. But honestly Buffalo has bigger problems then some scumbag doctor. I guess the rumor is he moved to Florida protect himself from all the civil lawsuits filed against him...
 

DhDork

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I've commuted for years.
Lately, the drivers here in Phoenix seem to be extra insane...so I haven't ridden my bike to work in quite a while.
I seriously wonder if it is worth it now...which really upsets me. I enjoy riding to work, but I just have that feeling that some texting drunken idiot is going to turn me into a hood ornament.

(some backstory: I've been hit twice already - once just knocked over, no injury. The last time, pickup got me, broken tib/fib and a permanent rod in my leg)

So...car bound for me...until I get out of this city.

In regards to this story - sickening. But sadly, not too surprising. Apparently not in a car = deserved it. Sad and disgusting.
So I'm not the only one in the valley who sees the extra dose of insanity behind the wheel lately? I've been frightened just getting behind the wheel, let alone pedaling in it. Over the last 6 months I have driven through 2 high speed accidents on the 101.

My commute to work: