IN MEMORY OF MY MOTHER JEAN McCARTHY AND OTHERS KILLED OR INJURED BY DRUNK DRIVERS
  • Petitioned DRINKING AND DRIVING

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DRINKING AND DRIVING
New Jersey Governor
President of the United States
New Jersey State Senate
New Jersey State House
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives

IN MEMORY OF MY MOTHER JEAN McCARTHY AND OTHERS KILLED OR INJURED BY DRUNK DRIVERS

    1. Anthony Abramson
    2. Petition by

      Anthony Abramson

      Tampa, United States


We the people of the United States of America hereby request our Elected Officials to legislate harsher penalties for Drunk Drivers.

Please keep in mind these tragedies are not "accidents" as often called by the media as well as our system . An accident brings

no criminal charges or arrests. When someone drinks that is a choice, not an accident. When someone drives they made a choice

to get behind the wheel of a car and drive. Based upon the many repeat offenders the penalties need to change and be harsher.

If first time convicted DUI carried a harsher penalty perhaps more people might think before drinking and driving and risking lives.

We understand the sad yet standard " Over crowding" response and , believe house arrest with NO driving privileges for first time

offenders should be considered. The current penalties for a DUI involving a death are far too lenient. How can our system in good

conscience impose such light sentences when a life has been taken by another's choices? It is well known that drinking and driving

is not only illegal it can and does endanger others lives. In essence a first time offender who kills is being rewarded because he/she

has never been caught before a death occurred as a result of their choices. Too many "first time" offenders get a mere slap on the

hand after killing someone. This sends the wrong message to our society and shows little compassion for the surviving family and

puts little value on a life. DUI offenders have even been arrested again, while out on bail for a DUI causing death. What does this say?

Bail for DUI causing a death is far too low. We ask you take a serious look at the statistics and see how many repeat offenders we have

on our roads endangering innocent people and their lives. We ask you to look at the number of drivers who drive anyway with a revoked

or suspended Drivers License. How many convicted DUI drivers have multiple DUI convictions with little penalty and then one day make a

choice to drink a choice to drive and kill someone, changing a family forever. We ask even first time DUI causing death be an automatic

felony not a possible misdemeanor. DUI involving death is a serious crime in the eyes of the people , yet continually referred to as not a

serious crime by Law Enforcement as well as Elected Officials. DUI causing death should also be a Violent Felony. How can someone be

killed in a crash from another's choices and that not be considered Violent? Please take a look at the injuries these victims sustained along

with the speeds and other factors. We believe you will find what they went through IS violent. Too many families are tragically altered for life

because of another's choices. Can you honestly say if your Mother, Father, Child or loved one was killed by a Drunk Driver that possible probation,

or a few years in jail or prison is justice?

http://tomsriver.patch.com/articles/woman-71-dies-in-crash-at-route-70-and-massachusetts#photo-8735650
http://www.northjersey.com/obituaries/136716418_Jean_McCarthy__71.html

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    1. Another Year Goes By

      Anthony Abramson
      Petition Organizer

      Anther year goes by birthday,holidays. Kids are getting bigger and we are getting older. We all miss you mom not a day goes by that I don't think about you or miss you. It still feels like it just happen all over again. one day i am talking to you on the phone and then next you are gone. it is not fare how this all worked out. We never though this would happen to you and like this. but then again no one knows how things turn out for us. When it is our time and he calls for us we have to go. We may ask why and get nothing or answers but we do know this he has his reasons is how i look at it now. He needed another flower for his garden so he picked you. I no longer angry and the guy who did this or hate him. i just pray and let God take care of it in his own way .it is his way and we can not ? it. Well the kids are doing good Molly is almost 17,Matthew is doing good he will be 15, Jaclyn is getting bigger too. they all miss you too. SLEEP WELL MOM LOVE AND MISS YOU ALWAYS

    2. NEXT WEEK IS THE SENTENCING

      Anthony Abramson
      Petition Organizer

      NEXT WEEK MARCH 15,2013 WE GO TO SEE HOW MANY YEARS HE WILL GET. HE IS LOOKING AT 5-10 WE ARE TOLD HE MAY GET 6 IF WE ARE LUCKY WE ARE TOLD THIS IS NOT FAIR AND UN JUSTICE. MY FAMILY WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO TELL THE JUDGE AND THIS GUY HOW WE FEEL AND WHAT IT HAS DONE TO US. MY DAUGHTER MOLLY IS GOING WHO WAS AT THE TIME WAS 14 GETTING READY TO TURN 15 MY SON WAS 12 YEARS OLD AND MY YOUNGEST WAS 7 AT THE TIME. AND THE TWO OLDEST ARE GOING TO SPEAK ON HOW THEY FEEL LOSING THERE GRANDMOTHER. PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION TO HELP MAKE LAWS HARSHER FOR IMPAIRED DRIVERS (DRUNK DRIVERS) BECAUSE THEY CALL THIS A ACCIDENT. THERE IS NO WAY THIS WAS A ACCIDENT IF YOU PICK UP A DRINK YOU SHOULD KNOW WHEN TO STOP OR GET A CAB CALL A FRIEND SOMETHING BUT IF YOU DRIVE DRUNK AND HURT OR KILL SOMEONE YOU NEED TO DO 25-TO LIFE OR EVEN DEATH. WE NEED A EYE FOR AN EYE. JUSTICE WILL NEVER BE DONE FOR MY MOTHER ONLY PEACE! WE WILL NEVER GET JUSTICE AND I HOPE AND PRAY YOU NEVER GO THROUGH WHAT WE HAVE BEEN THROUGH

    3. HE PLEADED GUILTY ON ALL THE CHARGES!

      Anthony Abramson
      Petition Organizer

      Hear is a up date on the case about my mother
      I got a call today from the state attorney
      about my mother's case she told me that
      the state is offering 7 years his attorney
      wants 5 the judge said okay I'll go in
      between and go 6 if he doesn't take the
      play and goes to trial he is looking at only
      6 years for the vehicular homicide and
      leaving the scene of a fatal crash you all
      know my mother was killed by drunk driver
      on December 17 2011 and my father was
      very badly hurt in the crash as well
      please pray for my family on fair
      justice and so many others that are going
      through what we are going through thank
      you then my sister texed me with this it doesnt and i feel i have done all i can
      with the petitions and other stuff I just got
      this text right now he pleaded guilty
      and sentencing is scheduled for March
      15th. No time yet. Carol will explain

    4. HOW MANY MORE OF THESE CAN THEY HAVE REALLY!

      Anthony Abramson
      Petition Organizer

      PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT ON JAN 07,2013 A YEAR PASTED MY MOTHERS DATE OF DEATH THERE IS ANOTHER STATUS CONFERENCE. WOW HOW MANY MORE TO PRO LONG THIS CASE FROM GOING TO TRIAL WHAT IS WRONG WITH OUR JUSTICE IS THERE NO JUSTICE FOR VICTIMS OR IS JUST FOR THE PEOPLE WHO DO THE CRIME. IT IS GOING TO BE OVER A YEAR AND THE MORE TIME HE SPENDS IN JAIL THE LESS TIME HE GETS. MAKES ME SICK TO THINK HE GETS TO BREATH AND HAVE NOT A CARE IN THE WORLD BECAUSE HE IS FED AND CLOTHED EVERYDAY WHILE WE PAY FOR IT. EYE FOR AND EYE I SAY

    5. Reached 250 signatures
    6. COUNTED

      Anthony Abramson
      Petition Organizer

      THE HELL WITH VICTIMS FAMILIES THEY DON'T HAVE ANY RIGHTS! THAT IS HOW I FEEL HOW ABOUT YOU. YOU WOULD FEEL THE SAME WAY IF IT WAS YOU. LOOK INTO MY EYES FOR 1 DAY AND SEE WHAT I GO THROUGH MY KIDS THAT WILL NEVER SEE THERE GRANDMOTHER. THERE KIDS AND SO ON AND SO ON PLEASE SIGN AND HELP CHANGES THE LAWS TY

    7. THIS IS SO WRONG

      Anthony Abramson
      Petition Organizer

      OK I JUST FOUND OUT THAT ON NOV. 28,2012 THEY THE STATES ATTORNEY WANTS TO HAVE A MEETING WITH MY FAMILY AND I TO TALK ABOUT THE CASE. I ALSO FOUND OUT THEY WANT TO ASK US IF THE GUY PLEADS GUILTY IF WE ARE WILLING TO LET THEM GIVE HIM 4 YEARS IN PRISON. WOW REALLY YOU KILL MY MOTHER BY DRINKING AND DRIVING THEN TRY AND RUN FROM THE POLICE AND HIND FOR THEM TO FIND YOU A HOUR LATER. AND YOU KEEP PLEADING NOT GUILTY AND YOU WANT US TO SAY ITS OK GIVE HIM 4 YEARS WHEN THE MAX IS 5-10 HELL NO I WANT THE MAX. I DON'T CARE IF HE IS NOT IN THE SYSTEM I DON'T CARE IF HE IS NOT FROM THE US. DID HE CARE WHEN HE KILLED MY MOTHER AND HURT MY FATHER NO SO WHY SHOULD I HAVE A HEART FOR WHAT HE DID TO HER. WE NEED TO CHANGE THE LAWS THEY NEED TO HAVE THE MAX OF 25 TO LIFE. DRUG DEALERS,MURDERS, RAPISTS,PEOPLE WHO DON'T PAY CHILD SUPPORT, ETC GET MORE TIME THEN DRUNK DRIVERS IT IS LIKE SAYING IT IS OK TO GO OUT AND DRINK AND DRIVE AND KILL SOMEONE WE WILL ONLY GIVE YOU A FEW YEARS AND THE HELL

    8. ANOTHER STATUS CONFERENCE

      Anthony Abramson
      Petition Organizer

      OK HEAR WE GO AGAIN HE GOES BACK TO COURT ON OCT.15,2012 FOR ANOTHER STATUS CONFERENCE I MEAN REALLY HOW MANY OF THESE CAN THEY DO BEFORE A TRIAL. THIS IS MAKING ME SICK ON HOW OUR COURT SYSTEM WORKS. WE REALLY NEED TO MAKE CHANGES AND WE ARE THE ONLY ONES TO DO IT!

    9. STATUS CONFERENCE

      Anthony Abramson
      Petition Organizer

      ON SEPT.17,2012 AT 9AM HERNANDEZ NAMED DEFENDANT IS TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED TO APPEAR BEFORE THE HONORABLE JUDGE JAMES M BLANEY FOR AN STATUS CONFERENCE. AS A RESULT OF A STATUS CONFERENCE, THE PROSECUTORS OFFICE MAY ENTER INTO A NEGOTIATED PLEA AGREEMENT. THIS IS JUST GOING TO GO ON AND ON UNTIL THEY GIVE THEM WHAT THEY WANT OR HE HAS ENOUGH TIME IN JAIL TO GET OUT. THIS IS UN JUSTICE AND NOT FAIR AND I KNOW A LOT MORE PEOPLE ARE GOING THROUGH THIS AS WELL. WE NEED TO FIGHT THIS TOGETHER AND GET THE LAWS CHANGED FOR DRINKING AND DRIVING! AND FAST MORE AND MORE ARE BEING KILLED EVERYDAY BECAUSE OF DRUNK DRIVERS

    10. aug.4,2012

      Anthony Abramson
      Petition Organizer

      Contact your Representative to Help Protect Crime Victims' Rights

    11. Aug.20,2012

      Anthony Abramson
      Petition Organizer

      I got this letter in the mail today as well aug.20 is another court date for the guy who killed my mother last name is Hernandz for a state conference. As a result of a status conference. the prosecuters office may enter into a negotiated plea agreement. what they are offering him is 7 years with time served.He mostly will plead no guilty. and take it to trial. then he can get 5-10 years is all. and the stories I keep reading about some of the other cases like this make me sick we need to all work together and get things done and the right way. please help get harsher laws I read about drunk driver case on facebook everyday about different case how they are getting a few months or even years. Like the one I just read today on facebook Indiana man has been sentenced to 18 months on home detention for driving drunk with his three young children and another girl strapped to the hood of his car.

    12. next court date

      Anthony Abramson
      Petition Organizer

      the next court date is set for Aug.20 at the time I am not sure on what will happen on that day but when I find out you will know as well. I was just told int is not good news. please pray for my family that justice does get done he is only going to get 7 years for what he did to my mother we need new laws please sign so this doesn't happen to someone else like this happen to my mother please ty HE PLEADED NOT GUILTY. THE SENTENCE FOR THAT IS CRIME IS 5-10 THEY OFFERED 7 AND HE PLEADED NOT GUILTY. THE TIME HES SERVING NOW COUNTS OFF HOW THE HELL CAN YOU KILL SOMEONE AND LOOK AT 5-10 AND OFFER HIM 7 REALLY

    13. Reached 100 signatures
    14. right now he is going to court on July 30,2012 for an arraignmentconference

      Anthony Abramson
      Petition Organizer

      that he pre trial ins next if he pleas not guilty and was told that is what he is going to do. We don't want a pea we want the max he can get and in the state of New Jersey it is -5-10. to me that is not fair it should be life in prison or death. I am sorry I feel that way but he took someone I love so dear to me and it is not fair he gets to get out in a few years. I have read about a woman on her 9th dui charge and was driving drunk with a 9mouth old in the back seat of her car. It will never end if we don't try and stop it! the time is now

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    • terry Van De Berg AUSTRALIA
      • 8 months ago

      make people accountable

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    • Debbie Masters LARGO, FL
      • 11 months ago

      Support!

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    • donna nugent NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ
      • about 1 year ago

      she was my aunt

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    • Brenda Swafford GAFFNEY, SC
      • about 1 year ago

      because drunk drivers need to stay off the road dont ever drink and drive

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    • Gregory Miceli PALM HARBOR, FL
      • over 1 year ago

      I made the mistake of drinking and driving in the past. I am still am learning that I was wrong and never want to make the choice/mistake again.

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