Farrukh Mushtaq will serve no jail time for the hit and run death of Kate Slattery
I mean, how is this guy redeemable at all? This guy can't claim any angle of victimhood or underprivileged background, which seems to be the golden ticket. This guy reeks of what they now call "toxic masculinity" yet he gets a pass because why exactly?
Again hitting the nail on the head SDR!! Unfortunately most of us work for a living and can’t sit in court to see the shenanigans happening with not only this case but many more like it. A young woman is dead who has a lot more promise in life then the hooker and Coke snorting mofo who killed her. Is the de facto defense going to be I have a mental illness therefore I can’t be held accountable for my actions? Some of the naysayer commentators here would be singing a different tune if it was their loved one taken from them in a senseless act of violence. Accountability is a two way street.
"Sara Yousuf, a spokesperson for District Attorney Chesa Boudin, called both incidents “heartbreaking tragedies” and noted that the charging decisions —incidents murder for Garcia and vehicular manslaughter for Mushtaq — were made by Boudin’s predecessor, George Gascón."
Anyone who works in the criminal courts can see that you aren't including a full record of how this case actually panned out. This is intellectually dishonest journalism with cherry picked facts that relies on the general public's ignorance of how sentencing works. Where was this defendant between 2016 and 2021?
Hi Susan, thanks for writing this article. I was a witness to Kate Slattery's death back in 2016 and it affected me immensely. I wrote about it at the time from a safe streets standpoint (https://medium.com/@bradmcmanus/to-ed-lee-re-vision-zero-86c2bbffd7d5), but I was always curious about what happened to the driver. It seems like there was minimal information at the time and it took months and years to find out more. This article gave me further closure -- though it is not exactly the outcome I was hoping for. It is so wild that the driver got off ... and reading what his days were like leading up to the incident is ABSOLUTELY ABSURD.
We need to stop voting democrat. They're liberal policies are slowly KILLING us all.
Remember Susan is a homophobe and a bad reporter.
So you know.
The devil has taken over.
This is common throughout the United States of America.
Not only in such extreme legal issues but across the board the unrighteous are overtaking the righteous and are being allowed by our politicians our police bad even by We The People. If good people don't start standing up fight and be willing to lose some comforts then we don't have a snowballs chance in hell.