"Only legalized form of homicide"?

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ieverhart
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I’m writing an essay and wanted to use a quote that is something along the lines of the saying that a motorist hitting and killing a bicyclist is the only legalized form of homicide (based on frequent non-prosecutions in those cases, or greatly diminished sentences). It’s something to do with going very easy on deaths where the victim was on a bike.

I know I’ve seen it somewhere and wanted to get the quote right, and hope that someone on the board here has it handy, possibly with a source if there is one.


spakbros
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don’t forget capital punishment!


jkoutrouba
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Self defense, insanity…

You’re going to lose all credibility before you even get started. It’s a quote, but meaningless.


jkoutrouba
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But, to answer the question, I found a post on another site that contends the answer you are looking for is “from Jeff Baker’s recent book, Pedaling Revolution:

The only legalized form of homicide in the U.S. occurs when a walker gets mowed over by a motorist.”

That is quoted from http://greatergreaterwashington.org/post.cgi?id=3243

Might be what you’re looking for.


ieverhart
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That’s it! I’m not sure it’s completely meaningless, though it’s obviously not strictly true.

Thanks for finding it.


jkoutrouba
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Yeah, I apologize for that comment. I know nothing about your essay. That was foolish of me.


ieverhart
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No problem. It’s just a jumping-off point at the start, and I’m going to phrase it something like “cyclists sometimes joke that…”


mytletran
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Eric
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Thanks for the obvious spam post on an 8 year old thread, brought to you by an internet bot!


zzwergel
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I was thinking prisons in North Korea. Those are horrible places. I have nothing against the people of North Korea, but their government needs to go. Unfortunately, trying to assassinate (The Fat Man) Kim Jong-Un would likely be the end of the hhitman’s life.

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