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    WA - Rhaczio Simms, 18, shot dead, 17yo girl paralyzed, Tacoma, 8 July 2006

    An inability to charge seems insane to me. The first shooter would clearly be the proximate cause of her paralysis.

    http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/l...-5233067c.html
    It's not what a man knows that makes him a fool, it's what he does know that ain't so. .... Josh Billings

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    Now that is just insane. Cant they arrest all of them for reckless endangerment, discharging a firearm, gang activity, etc.? Why would the act change only if she had died? Stupid law.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wudge
    An inability to charge seems insane to me. The first shooter would clearly be the proximate cause of her paralysis.

    http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/l...-5233067c.html

    Absolutely Wudge!!!

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    I still don't see why he can't be charged with assault. Or reckless endangerment. Or wanton disregard of human life. Or something. There has to be something!!

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    From June 2007:

    http://blog.thenewstribune.com/crime...acoma-killing/

    Verrick Vere Yarbrough, 18, found guilty of murder and assault, listened and fidgeted Friday in Pierce County Superior Court as the tally of months added up, each one another piece of a life thrown away.

    For the fatal shooting of Rhaczio “RhaRha” Simms, Yarbrough’s rival in a gangster feud: 361 months. For the assault that sent a stray bullet into Tiffany Walker, a teenage bystander who stepped out of a downtown Tacoma youth nightclub at the wrong moment and managed to survive: 123 months. For the gun Yarbrough carried that fired both shots: 60 months, times two. For aggravating factors – being in a gang and harming a bystander: 120 months. Total months: 724.

    Lawyers and judges count in months. That’s how sentences are calculated. Years are the more common measure elsewhere. Yarbrough was looking at 60 of them.



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