Monday, June 13, 2005

Seatbelts save lives??

It has come to our attention that the South Carolina Highway Patrol has a state produced propaganda video in DVD format that they are using to make their case for "seatbelts save lives". There is a long segment in the middle where it shows pictures and names of people killed on SC roads who were not wearing their seatbelts. In the middle of this video is Jay Jarman's name along with his picture!

How can SC Highway Patrol use Jay as a statistic for seatbelts when motorcycles aren't equipped with seatbelts?? SC is sending the message that Jay was killed because he didn't wear his seatbelt. He was killed because two thugs violated his right of way and left the scene!

If SCHP has included Jay in their seatbelt statistics, we can only assume that they have included other motorcycle deaths (and probably bicycle deaths and any other vehicular death that isn't equipped with seatbelts).

SCPD had the nerve to imply that we should feel sympathy for the men that mowed him down because they were not "people of means", Judge Hudson, judge for the first bond hearing felt compelled to threaten our family and negotiate a deal to release them from their bond (he was later reprimanded & denied future office), the court system felt that the youthful promise of Brogan & Urban was more significant than their "poor judgement" that killed my brother and quickly awarded them the "privilege" of probation, and NOW the SC Highway Patrol (without our permission or prior knowledge) wants to USE Jay's death to pad their seatbelt statistics!

This is an outrage!

1 Comments:

LIELA PASIONEK said...

I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT SOUTH CAROLINA WOULD DARE TO USE JAY JARMANS NAME, PICTURE OR STORY!
THIS INJUSTICE IS SALT IN THE WOUNDS OF THE ENTIRE JARMAN FAMILY...THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA DID NOT SERVE THIS FAMILY WHEN JAY JARMAN WAS BRUTALLY RUN DOWN IN THE ROAD AND LEFT FOR DEAD BY TWO HOODS WHO NEVER SPENT A DAY IN JAIL...BRENDA AND KIM HAVE HAD TO STRUGGLE AND FIGHT THIS STATE FOR EVERY TINY BIT OF JUSTICE FOR JAY. MY HEART GOES OUT TO A FAMILY THAT HAS SEEN FAR MORE TRAGEDY THAN DESERVED.

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