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60 Car Pile up on HWY 41/45 (2013)


 

This enhanced D.O.T. footage from December 2013 on highway 41/45 near Germantown, Wisconsin gives us all a reminder to slow down during icy conditions. ALWAYS look way ahead and pay attention to the traffic ahead of you.  Give yourself plenty of time to slow down for incidents.

60 car pile up displays nothing but ignorance of the general motoring public

Accidents happen every year because of drivers going way too fast for conditions.  Thankfully everyone survived this crash with just a handful of injuries despite the number of vehicles involved.  But also notice how many people had gotten out of their vehicles and started walking in the path of these out of control vehicles.  One woman was not so lucky in this multi-vehicle accident in North Little Rock Arkansas just this week.  Apparently she had gotten out of her car and was struck by an oncoming vehicle.

If you find yourself in such a situation, first attempt to move your vehicle out of the path of traffic.  If your vehicle is immobile, if possible keep your seat belt on and stay put until first responders arrive.  If you must get out, evaluate your situation first.  Turn your hazard lights on and be as visible as possible.  Be aware of approaching traffic from all directions, move with caution and get as far away from the road as possible.

60 car pile up

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Should Bullying Be A Criminal Offense


should bullying be a criminal offenseBullying is one of the worst, and often times become the worst, thing that can happen to a child. In the old days, bullying was just limited to school but now, with modern technology, bullying can happen almost anywhere, which includes on the Internet on sites such as Facebook and on mobile phones through Skype and text messages.

As many adults will tell you, when they were a child and bullied at school it stopped when they got home.  Now, unfortunately, when a child is bullied they are not safe anywhere because the bullies have modern technology to hide behind and continue their appalling campaign.

All around the world and not just in America, bullying has increased.  With the rise in bullying sadly, it has turned to an increase in student suicides.  Countries such as the UK and America have reported a big increase in your people taking their own life due to being bullied and with one in three schoolchildren in America being bullied, parents are asking is enough being done?

It is estimated that a staggering 160,000 children avoid school each day in fear of being bullied at school, this means 160,000 children are not just missing out on education, those children are in fear of their lives.  35 percent of children are scared to go on the Internet because they have been threatened, showing how modern technology is being used by bullies to harass their victims.

In an ideal world, each child who is being bullied would report it, but according to reports, 64 percent of children who have been bullied do not report it and one in 10 students drop out of school through bullying.  This shows how serious bullying is in America and how alone children must feel.

With these shocking figures, Experts have been asking, is enough being done to combat bullying and should bullying of any shape or form being made a criminal offence with a custodial sentence.  Many parents of children who have been bullied, and adults who were bullied at school have said yes, however, some child experts have said more needs to be done to help people who have bullied children.

It may sound daft that some child experts are saying some bullies need to be helped, but according to these experts when someone becomes a bully there could be more to it. Some experts believe that when a child is bullying another child it could be to do with what is happening at home. This could be down to sexual abuse or physical abuse, and that is why some child experts believe that some bullies need treatment to get them back on track. However, a large portion of parents of children who have been bullied would like to see action taken again them, which includes a prison sentence.

With prisons in America already overcrowded, are the experts who believe children who have become bullies need help correct?  Are they right when they say there is more to being a bully than just wanting to cause another person harm, or are these people just do-gooders and do not understand the real problem.  Should the government look at building more juvenile detention centers  for young people or should they send children who have become bullies to military style boot camps?

With the number of children being bullied in America and with the increase in young children taking their own life, is it now time to take action and make bullying a criminal offence.  Should we listen to some experts and look into why a person becomes a bully and help them to change their ways and life?

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Are celebrities treated different in DUI cases than non-celebrities?


celebrities treated different in DUI casesWith the rise in DUI cases in America, people are now asking, are celebrities treated different in DUI cases than ordinary people when arrested and charged with a DUI offence?

According to many people who were arrested and lost their license due to being arrested for DUI, celebrities are treated differently.  One prime example many people have pointed to is Justin Bieber. The young singer was arrested and charged with a DUI offence but managed to beat the charges earlier this year.

Justin Bieber was charged with driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving without a valid license, but although the evidence was there, the singer managed to make a plea bargain where the charges were dropped. Although it his right to try and avoid the charges, the question being asked is if Justin Bieber were an ordinary person, would he have received the same result?

Many believe celebrities are treated differently, this could be down to the judge in the case or simply because they can afford a better attorney. Whatever the reason for Justin Bieber walking away with a plea bargain, ordinary people feel the law is one sided when it comes to celebrities.

Justin Bieber is not the only celebrity to beat a DUI charge; many other celebrities have managed to walk away from court with their license. This has frustrated many attorneys’ who believe celebrities should be treated in the same manner as ordinary American people.  Some people believe it is about fame and money, the more fame and money you have, the better attorney you can employ and the softer the judge will be against the celebrity.

If it is true that celebrities are treated differently, should the legal system be looked into to find out why this is happening?

If you have been arrested for a DUI offence and you feel celebrities are treated differently, please let us know on our facebook page.