Mother says 15-year-old boy deserved punishment for throwing brick killed Peoria woman on I-74 Tuesday, October 16, 2007 By ANDY KRAVETZ of the Journal Star PEORIA - While many in Peoria view Rakiem Campbell as a boy out of control and who caused the death of an innocent woman, his mother said after he was sentenced Monday to 22 years in prison that her son didn't mean to harm anyone. http://www.pjstar.com/stories/101607/TRI_BELCVB8O.064.php A Peoria County Coroner's jury says the death of a Bradley soccer player two months ago was an accident. Members of a coroner's jury heard details today about the fatal fire that killed Danny Dahlquist August 12. A Peoria County coroners' jury deliberated less than 15 minutes before reaching their decision. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21367314/ These are two cases in my area right now that people are in an uproar about. The boy who was 15 was charged and pled guilty to other charges. He was black and was given 22 years. The other boys were white Bradley soccer players and thier friends death was ruled an accident. I recently watched the movie American History X and it really got me thinking. We have a local hate group run by Matt Hale who is now in prison for trying to have a Jewish judge killed. This is really dividing the community here. I feel that the soccer players should have some kind of punishment. I am sure they didn't mean to kill him but they did by doing something stupid. The black boy is only 15, I doubt he even thought he would kill someone. He was probably just being stupid and now will spend much of his life behind bars. He definitely should be punished but is it fair the others weren't? Is it because they were white and rich?