Is justice about money?
I read this article on Friday and I was so incensed I couldn’t even find words to write about it.
On July 3, Martin Joel Erzinger, a Morgan Stanley Wealth Manager, allegedly veered onto the side of the road and hit a cyclist, Dr. Steven Milo, from behind, drove into a culvert, then drove away and left Milo for dead. He drove through next town before stopping to call Mercedes auto service to report damage to his car.
The prosecutor has decided not to charge Erzinger with felony hit and run because it might hurt his career.
“Felony convictions have some pretty serious job implications for someone in Mr. Erzinger’s profession, and that entered into it,” Hurlbert said. “When you’re talking about restitution, you don’t want to take away his ability to pay.”
Really? Isn’t that what insurance is for? People with that kind of wealth don’t carry cut-rate liability policies.
Dr. Milo was a liver transplant surgeon. Being mowed down on his bike, suffering a brain bleed and spinal cord injuries had serious job implications for him, too.
What other craven felonies can a person commit and be let off easy because felony convictions have “serious job implications?”
Thanks to Andy Cline for this.