Discussion » Nonsense » Sichuan Driver Killed Child To Reduce Compensation

  • A豆腐
    A豆腐 wrote:
    <p>[<a href="http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2011/10/witness-sichuan-driver-killed-child-to-reduce-compensation/">http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2011/10/witness-sichuan-driver-killed-child-to-reduce-compensation/</a>]</p> <p>In the shadow of a Foshan toddler&rsquo;s death and amid widespread discussion of its causes and implications, Shanghaiist reports a similar incident in Sichuan province. According to one eyewitness, a truck driver accidentally ran into a five-year-old boy, but then backed up to make sure he was killed in an apparent attempt to minimise financial penalties.<br /><br />Zhang Shifen witnessed the accident. &ldquo;I saw the truck coming, the children were walking by the side of the road, not in the street.&rdquo; Zhang Shifen recalls the truck didn&rsquo;t hit Xiong Maoke directly, but rather cuffed his ear. &ldquo;He fell, but after being knocked over, immediately stood up again and bent over to pick up his umbrella. &ldquo;<br /><br />The next scene left Zhang speechless, &ldquo;I saw the truck move back a little and then move forward again, Xiong Maoke became wrapped up in the wheel, and then the truck continued forward another 10 meters.&rdquo; Zhang Shifen said she was standing behind the truck, and clearly saw a child under the wheels had been badly mutilated. She shouted at the driver, &ldquo;What are you doing? Will you stop!&rdquo; The driver stopped, got out, swore, and turned away.</p> <p><img src="http://www.imagengratis.org/images/1319593242705.jpg" alt="" width="400" height="300" /></p>
  • A豆腐
    A豆腐 wrote:

    cold blood and bloody stupidity, nice combination!! save the money and pass from a negligent homicide charge to a murder charge...

  • 随便叫兽
    随便叫兽 wrote:

    At the surface, punitive compensation measures seem more just and humane than the typically Western mode of strictly retributive justice wherein the perpetrator is incarcerated and the victim receives nothing. Moreover, there's something minarchistic about this theory of criminal justice that might briefly excite anarchists and civil libertarians, at a little bit.

    However, the reality is that it sets an arbitrary price on human life. Moreover, it means that when the perpetrator has no money or assets to pay the compensation, the victim either gets nothing, or the courts have to go to the perpetrator's family.

    Compensation of victims and punishment of criminals should be carried out separately.

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