Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.More >>
By CHRIS TALBOTT AP Music Writer Ray Manzarek, the keyboardist who was a founding member of The Doors, has died. He was 74.More >>
By CHRIS TALBOTT and HILLEL ITALIE AP Entertainment Writers Ray Manzarek, a founding member of the 1960s rock group The Doors whose versatile and often haunting keyboards complemented Jim Morrison's...More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:15 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:15:23 GMT
Residents in tornado-stricken Moore, OK, await news on missing love ones Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado devastated the city, killing at least 51. Rescuers worked all night, with particular attentionMore >>
A medical examiner's office spokeswoman said 24 deceased victims from the Moore, OK, tornado had been transported to their Oklahoma City office. Seven of the dead were children.More >>
It was a rare moment in relations between the media and the government: In 2008, FBI Director Robert Mueller called the top editors at The New York Times and The Washington Post to apologize.More >>
It was a rare moment in relations between the media and the government: In 2008, FBI Director Robert Mueller called the top editors at The New York Times and The Washington Post to apologize because the bureau had improperly...More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:33 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:33:11 GMT
People affected by the massive tornado that killed at least 51 people and destroyed parts of Oklahoma still do not know where their loved ones are, but many of them are using social media to find out.More >>
People affected by the massive tornado that killed at least 51 people and destroyed parts of Oklahoma still do not know where their loved ones are, but many are using social media to find out.More >>
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -
If you drink and drive and kill someone in Alabama while operating a car you will be sentenced from one to 10 years in prison. If you drink and drive and kill someone while operating a boat you will be sentenced from one to five years in prison. So if you take another human beings life while driving intoxicated on the water the law as it stands now punishes the accused only half as bad?
Not only does that not make any sense it needs to change now. For the record - innocent victims of homicide by way of drunk driving by car or boat are given a life sentence of death – not 5 or 10 years in prison like the perpetrators of the crime.
Elmore Country District Attorney, Randall Houston, Representative Barry Mask and State Senator Bryan Taylor also think the current law doesn't make any sense and they are working to get the law changed. Currently the law states that a homicide by vessel (boat) is an unclassified felony and these men are working towards getting it changed to a Class C felony with a maximum sentence the same as vehicular – ten years. We applaud their efforts and encourage you to call or write your state legislators to that you too agree with this effort to improve the law.
Any life lost is a tragedy and the punishment for those that take another's life should be severe and equal.