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    Fun as fark
  • Demitrios Matsoukatidis, 67, pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter today for the death of 89-year-old Aldama Lizardo, who was innocently crossing the street in his Astoria neighborhood on Feb 7.

    He's Greek and over the age of 60. While he's culturally obligated to be somewhat drunk 24/7, in NY he really shouldn't have to drive anywhere.

    Anyone have better information about the accident? Was there another reason he got off easy? Was the old man crossing in the middle of a block?
  • Eh, killing someone at age 89 is doing 'em a favor in most cases.
  • Demitrios Matsoukatidis, 67, pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter today for the death of 89-year-old Aldama Lizardo...

    I wish my last name was Lizardo... :-(
  • What was the perp's name, Laura Bush?
  • Being the NY Post I'm sure there's more to this story than what's in the article.
  • FTA: ". . . five years probation . . ."

    /Maths am hard.
  • BigLuca: Demitrios Matsoukatidis, 67, pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter today for the death of 89-year-old Aldama Lizardo...

    I wish my last name was Lizardo... :-(


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  • If the driver had been carrying a quarter bag of weed, he would have gotten 10 years.
  • I'm guessing the mitigating circumstance is that the gentleman he hit was jaywalking. Same reason why the Browns player got off light.
  • As the cars roar into Pennsylvania, the cradle of liberty, it seems apparent that our citizens are staying off the streets, which may make scoring particularly difficult, even with this year's rule changes. To recap those revisions: women are still worth 10 points more than men in all age brackets, but teenagers now rack up 40 points, and toddlers under 12 now rate a big 70 points. The big score: anyone, any sex, over 75 years old has been upped to 100 points.
  • Jedekai: BigLuca: Demitrios Matsoukatidis, 67, pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter today for the death of 89-year-old Aldama Lizardo...

    I wish my last name was Lizardo... :-(

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    came for this. leaving satisfied.
  • phrawgh: As the cars roar into Pennsylvania, the cradle of liberty, it seems apparent that our citizens are staying off the streets, which may make scoring particularly difficult, even with this year's rule changes. To recap those revisions: women are still worth 10 points more than men in all age brackets, but teenagers now rack up 40 points, and toddlers under 12 now rate a big 70 points. The big score: anyone, any sex, over 75 years old has been upped to 100 points.


    For a while the city of Pittsburgh was on a jaywalking crackdown. For good reason too because people around here really have no idea how to cross the street. Most of the time they just stroll out into traffic expecting cars to stop.
  • At least he wasn't some homeless, deaf wood carver with a pocket knife. That's a whole magazine in the back, there.
  • phrawgh: As the cars roar into Pennsylvania, the cradle of liberty, it seems apparent that our citizens are staying off the streets, which may make scoring particularly difficult, even with this year's rule changes. To recap those revisions: women are still worth 10 points more than men in all age brackets, but teenagers now rack up 40 points, and toddlers under 12 now rate a big 70 points. The big score: anyone, any sex, over 75 years old has been upped to 100 points.


    Heh!
  • Demitrios Matsoukatidis, 67, pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter today for the death of 89-year-old Aldama Lizardo, who was innocently crossing the street in his Astoria neighborhood on Feb 7.

    Wait a farking minute. He KILLS a innocent person while driving in a drunken stupor, and gets probation? And a few classes to go to? Is this the worth of a innocent life? Jesus our criminal justice system is broken. A guy gets busted 7 times for dui, never having hurt anyone..and gets life in prison with no parole, this guy KILLS someone and gets probation. It boggels the mind the level of retardation our justice system has in it.
  • On the other hand, if Lizardo had been a retired cop, especially NYPD, no telling what the sentence would have been.
  • Lsherm:
    He's Greek and over the age of 60. While he's culturally obligated to be somewhat drunk 24/7, in NY he really shouldn't have to drive anywhere.

    Anyone have better information about the accident? Was there another reason he got off easy? Was the old man crossing in the middle of a block?


    My mom's landlord (my old landlord, yay for independence) is a Greek guy over 60--good God he's a cabbie.

    Anyway there's I live in SW Queens, which means if it's after 7pm my ass is driving to Manhattan, it'll take way shorter than the frig after 7 in Manhattan is a breeze as long as you know how to parallel park.
  • Fart_Machine: Being the NY Post I'm sure there's more to this story than what's in the article.


    Yeah, I love the objective reporting.

    A boozed-up Queens man accused of mowing down an elderly pedestrian

    will only serve five years probation and attend a slew of court-ordered programs.


    innocently crossing

    Okay, so he was drunk and should not have been driving, but having been a pedestrian many times myself I know to look both ways before I cross the street. I know that as a pedestrian I can't expect drivers to act rationally or stop for me. Even though I jaywalked as a pedestrian I know I'm supposed to cross streets in a crosswalk. I've been chastised by cops for putting one foot in the street in anticipation of getting a pedestrian signal.

    What do you people want? Prison time for the driver? He's getting 5 years probation, 4 work-weeks of community service, at least 2 separate classes and an ignition interlock.

    Yeah, that sounds about right. It's not overly harsh, but it's not lenient either.

    But wait, here's the confusing part. It says he will be sentenced on March 8, but the farking article says what his sentence will be. Really? Why even hold court for his sentence if it's already been decided? 

    It's almost as if justice is a game.
  • Whelp, I smell vigilante justice.

    /don't look at me. I live quite far from there.
  • <b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/747 5042/81153467#c81153467" target="_blank">IHadMeAVision</a>:</b> <i>Lsherm:
    He's Greek and over the age of 60. While he's culturally obligated to be somewhat drunk 24/7, in NY he really shouldn't have to drive anywhere.

    Anyone have better information about the accident? Was there another reason he got off easy? Was the old man crossing in the middle of a block?

    My mom's landlord (my old landlord, yay for independence) is a Greek guy over 60--good God he's a cabbie.

    Anyway there's I live in SW Queens, which means if it's after 7pm my ass is driving to Manhattan, it'll take way shorter than the frig after 7 in Manhattan is a breeze as long as you know how to parallel park.</i>

    Sorry my keyboard is farked, I meant "shorter than the frigGIN J TRAIN after 7pm"

    My point was driving in NYC is not as useless as everyone thinks it is, My 7 mile commute takes 13 minutes and my 13 mile commute takes 20, both by car, though admittedly at odd hours since I'm in the restaurant biz.
  • I was expecting an actual lawn mower was involved.
  • astouffer: For a while the city of Pittsburgh was on a jaywalking crackdown. For good reason too because people around here really have no idea how to cross the street. Most of the time they just stroll out into traffic expecting cars to stop.


    I suggest they hang out around 5000 Forbes Avenue. I'd bet there is some pedestrian jaywalking around there right at this minute. Also they should focus on Forbes a few blocks down where all the Pitt students hang out. I don't think they're any smarter than the kids at CMU.
  • FTA: "... and install an ignition interlock into his car."

    Wow. They didn't even suspend the guy's license for any amount of time.
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