Here one hell of a problem story and ppl arguing both sides.
Pretty 16 year old girl out partying with friends and as usual for these times, the kid gets stoned and is three sheets to the wind.
She also had some kind of drug in her system. But it’s all the fault of a guard with 20 years experience under his belt.
Her friends board a subway train, she’s left outside (see the link below) and is leaning against the carriage.
The train is about to leave but the silly girl is seen leaning against the train’s car.
Now it’s my assumption that anyone seeing her would have assumed that as soon as the girl saw the train moving, she would back away. But she didn’t.
And so she died.
But, it’s the fault of the train guard who gave the signal to the driver to start.
And so the guard gets five years in the slammer as the judge comes down on him like a ton of bricks.
I think the judge is an idiot but unfortunately for the poor hapless guard, the only opinion that counts here is the opinion of an idiot in the form of a judge.
People have killed other people while driving drunk and often do not even go to jail. Or else they get no more than this guard did. Let me tell you what the guard’s crime was. And he is surely guilty as sin on this score.
The poor man is NOT photogenic! His image is NOT media friendly.
See him at the link and you’ll understand. He is guilty okay. Of looking goofy.
Meanwhile, the grieving mother says, “Georgia was my entire family.”
Well mom, your entire family was dead drunk at 16.
Of course, that was solely the fault of a guard who isn’t pretty.
‘An appalling disregard for safety’: Railway guard jailed for five years over death of teenage girl who fell under carriage
Georgia Varley died after falling between a train and the platform on a night out in Liverpool
Train guard Christopher McGee, 45, gave the signal for the driver to depart as the 16-year-old was leaning against the carriage
McGee was sentenced to five years in prison today after being found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence
The teenager’s heartbroken mother said: ‘Georgia was my entire family’
‘She paid for your criminal negligence with her life’ a judge said
By Jaya Narain and Sam Webb
A railway guard found guilty of manslaughter following the death of a teenage girl who fell under a train was jailed for five years today.
Christopher McGee, 45, took a ‘terrible risk’ by giving the signal for the driver to depart as Georgia Varley, 16, was leaning against the carriage, a judge said.
The sixth-form college student, who was drunk on a night out in Liverpool with friends, fell between the train and the platform at the city’s James Street station in October last year as a result of McGee’s ‘appalling disregard for her safety’, a court heard.
Georgia, who was leaning against the train when the railway guard gave the signal for it to leave, was seen to stagger and fall into the gap as it moved away from the platform.
McGee was found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence following a two week trial at Liverpool Crown Court.
Jailing McGee for five years today, Mr Justice Holroyde said: ‘You did not intend to kill or even injure her, but you displayed an appalling disregard for her safety and she paid for your criminal negligence with her life.’
No you fuckin idiot! You and the dim jury. She paid with her life for being drunk and stupid! And stoned on drugs as reported here.
And anyway, why should a subway train full of people with no tie to her be inconvenienced just because she was stoned? Lets take another look at sweet 16.
Passing sentence, the judge said: ‘In my judgement, the CCTV footage is unequivocal, Georgia Varley was not moving away and she was not showing any sign of moving away.
‘She only moved when the movement of the train deprived her of support and caused her to lose balance and fall to her death.
‘I am satisfied that you merely hoped and assumed she would get out of the way when the train began to move, and on that wholly inadequate basis you took a terrible risk,’ he added.
‘You must have known that a passenger who falls between the train and the platform is likely to be killed,’ he told the defendant.
‘As the guard of the train, you were in complete control of the movement of the train. That control carries with it the direct and personal responsibility for the safety of passengers.’
Georgia, from Moreton, Wirral, had gone into Liverpool for a night out with her friends when the incident happened on October 22 last year.
A blood analysis following her death showed she had 236mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood in her system - the legal driving limit is 80mg.
She also had 0.083mg of the drug mephedrone, or Mcat, in her system at the time of her death.
And here’s a thought. Good thing she wasn’t a muzzie or he’d have gotten life without parole.
They must be hard up for good looking women in the UK. Here in the USA we’d describe mother and daughter in terms of a poker hand - a pair of fives. Not bad, but nothing really great.
I don’t ride trains or subways, so it’s hard for me to imagine a conductor having to walk the whole length of a train, both sides, to make sure nobody is leaning against one of the cars taking a nap. Talk about eating up time.
My guess is that the little partier passed out and fell under, and her yob friends couldn’t be bothered to tell anyone.
Drew, they only load from one side and are quite short, usually 3 or 4 cars in a straight line. So the guard stands on one end and looks down the line of cars, then gives the OK. Not a hard job, when the doors close, people usually move away from the train. Tragic accidents, her mom will probably get a hugh windfall from her daughter’s “Darwin Moment.”
Ok, now that I’ve followed the link and read the article, I’ve done a complete about face. Not only is the train a subway train, it’s a ridiculously short one of only one car, or perhaps two really short ones. And the platform is otherwise deserted, and we can see Miss Boozer hanging from the window frame ... probably talking to someone inside?
So if it is his job to take a look to see if the side of the coach is clear before pulling out, then in truth he did screw up royally.
Still though, 5 years seems excessive, even if he’ll be out in 18 months. And us, never having seen the 30 seconds of CCTV footage, will never know if he DID look, saw things were in the clear, and THEN she grabbed on to the window.
PS - and if I had a 16 year old daughter, she’d never get past the front door in that little “goin’ ho-in” outfit.
5 Years stikes me as excessive. This is a clear cut case of Darwin in action. As the tannoy says on the London Underground “mind the gap”
Some jobs just aren’t worth the pay stub really.This is one of them.
And her blood results didn’t sway the morons (for the judge that is completely redundant) at all? Really - it is becoming that the individual has no responsibility at all for themselves and when they do a ‘case of Darwin in action’ - it is someone else s FAULT?
If this is progress - give me the good ole days. And the taxes and less government that goes with it.