Unlikely twosome unlocked cell door

  • Article by: PAT PHEIFER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 27, 2010 - 6:29 AM

To Toyota driver Koua Fong Lee, recently released from prison, his attorneys -- Brent Schafer and Bob Hilliard -- are his heroes.

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jozeleSep. 27, 1012:29 AM

It is about time!!!

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aanen1Sep. 27, 1012:32 AM

Toyota can never repay this guy enough for what their crappy cars have put him through. I KNOW there is something wrong with those cars. Our neighbor, who is a good driver, doesn't drink, professional man, nearly ran us over a couple months ago when we were out walking. We had to jump out of the way and he barely missed us. He stopped and apologized profusely and said that something went wrong with his accelorator and he couldn't steer his car. I believed him because of who he is. Toyota needs to come clean and do something about this worldwide mess that they have caused -- people dying is the worst thing of course, but people ending up in prison when they didn't do anything wrong is a horrible thing too. And who were the morons on the jury who convicted him?

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kthao2010Sep. 27, 10 6:09 AM

I'm a Hmong man and I say "thanks," to the lawyers Schafer and Hilliard for helping freed Koua Fong Lee. In America today we are only divided by race and culture. I'm glad we still have good people out there, helping good people. Remember the saying, "you are innocent, until proven guilty." We shouldn't be like other countries where it's the opposite. Thanks to everyone that supported Koua Fong Lee. We all are the people and we all stand for everyone's rights.

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xsnowdogSep. 27, 10 6:22 AM

to go after the folks that put him in jail for an accident. Once they have prosecuted them and set his life straight, justice will have been served.

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adelmann45Sep. 27, 10 7:25 AM

Like aanen1, I also have a neighbor who had a brand new Toyota Highlander Limited-2010 model. His wife, who has not had an accident in 30 years of driving turned into the Cub parking lot and the car took off on her and she hit a light pole. $10,000 damage to the car, but no one hurt thankfully. Guy from Toyota showed up and looked at the car and said it was not related to the problems. He didn't even spend 5 mins looking at the car.

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myopinion2Sep. 27, 10 7:32 AM

I want to say thank you to Schafer and Hilliard. Our whole world benefits from having people who are willing to do something for another person. I am so happy for Lee and his family that someone stepped up for them. God bless all of you!

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Pico_daveSep. 27, 10 7:50 AM

She was running for Governor before this blew up in her face and she had to pull out. Remember this next time you vote for a Democrat! They are only in it for the power, and will destroy anyone, anytime it serves them.

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vikesfan44Sep. 27, 10 8:05 AM

There were a hundred thousand of these model Toyota Camry's sold. Most if not all cases of "unintended acceleration" were the fault of the driver.

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hahaha99Sep. 27, 10 8:15 AM

It should be.

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calliarcaleSep. 27, 10 8:19 AM

vikesfan44 -- the point is that Mr Lee was not proven guilty beyond a shadow of a doubt. There is doubt, not proof. And even if he had accidentally hit the accelerator, eight years is a ridiculous sentence. Drunk drivers who kill people have gotten less, and whether it was his screwup or Toyotas, this was an accident. pico_dave -- that's true of most politicians, regardless of party affiliation. Most of them are in it for the power.

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