Supporting Super Moderator
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Middle TN
I think this went bad in so many ways.
Why would the city officials and the sheriff and police let something happen like this. The sheriff was resposible for crowd placement and made an very bad judgement in letting this take place knowing exactly what the driver was doing. I mean you know from the start of the video that this is stupid, I mean its like "heres your sign" type of thing. Same thing for the driver too, but you know it is just so crazy that the fact that its not just something he decided to do out of the blue (doing the huge burnout) ,it is something that the officials know he was doing before he even got there and did not take precations with a saftey rail or anything at all. A driver with that much experience should have known better than to do that. I mean he knows what can happen. Its not like he just didn't know any better. He had to know it was a huge risk. I just am in disbelieve that with all the people involved in setting this thing up and with 60k people expected to show up for the event that someone would have had a light bulb come on in there head and say "wait a minute, this is a BAD idea". It just shows the unprofessionalness of all involved with the event. I don't see why the driver should go to jail though. Even though he was stupid. He had permission from the Sheriff to do the massive burnout. It just don't make any sense at all that these people had to lose there lives for no reason. You expect to be safe from things like this on a public street. You expect the police department not to make decisions like this. I could not imagine going to a parade and seeing any car doing a burnout without precautions being taken, muchless a 2000hp car doing a full blown burnout.
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