Change the Wisconsin Laws regarding The state statute for homicide by drunken driving
On November 20th, 2015 around 6pm, Christian Kempf and his 10 year old son who were Amish were traveling on Wood County HH near Hansen Wisconsin when the wagon they were in was struck from behind by 31 year old Seth M. Nelson who was by law, intoxicated making this a homicide. Due to a flaw in the way this law in Wisconsin handling accidents involving drunk drivers when a death occurs is handled, this man simply was able to walk free because they argued this accident would have happened either way. Allowing this man to walk free was a slap in the face to the surviving family and to anyone who has lost a loved one to a drunk driver because this is basically saying it's okay to drink and drive and if you happen to kill someone in the process, you can walk free if the blame can then be put back on the victim instead of saying the accident would not have happened if not for the selfish choice the perpetrator made when getting behind the wheel while intoxicated. This accident and many others could have been avoided and this flaw in the justice system needs to be fixed so the victims of such incidents can see true justice served for their loved ones.
Bring Amtrak to Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach South Carolina is one of the top tourist destinations in the state and anyone who visits this beautiful city knows how congested traffic can be in this area on a daily basis. This traffic problem not only causes problems for tourists but it puts a burden on those who live there. The state continues to invest money on the roads and highways into and around Myrtle Beach yet the last remaining section of railroad track into town remains unused which is a shame. Amtrak could easily relieve this problem with traffic congestion which has caused a high spike in the number of fatal car accidents recently. Amtrak provides a great form of transportation for people without vehicles and those not wanting to fight traffic and thousands of people would use this service including myself if it was provided. Currently the only way to get to Myrtle Beach without driving is by flying or taking the bus which are two options people like to avoid now days due to the hassle involved using these modes of transportation. Myrtle Beach already has a train station located at the very end of the rail line into town and it is a perfect spot for those visiting the city to depart and board a train being so close to the beach and hotels. Lets see these tracks and train station used for what they were built for instead of sitting unused. The more transportation options into the city that are provided is a good thing for not only those using this service but the city also would benefit from those tourist dollars it would generate.