One face, one case: Willie Herman Davis

  • Article by: Jane Friedmann , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 7, 2010 - 5:37 PM
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cantstandyaMar. 10, 10 3:09 PM

Clearly he's not purposely violating the law, he's simply doing research related to his profession!

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futuricsMar. 10, 10 3:35 PM

Now that the STRIB acts as their newsletter?

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pwcgoldfishMar. 10, 10 3:37 PM

Lets have state govt fund a program that provides complementary taxi service to bars and restuarants for patrons who are over the legal limit. This will deter patrons from driving drunk which would cut done on our police force, court system, jails, etc. At the same time it will stimulate the economy by generating more business for taxi companies, bars and eating establishments, etc. It is a win/win for everybody including people who happen to be out on the road when drunks are driving.

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patmcgroinMar. 10, 10 3:58 PM

Perhaps the board should take a look at this guy. I pity the fool who gets this guy as their lawyer. I am sure he is not too drunk while he is working. Ultimately, I guess you get what you pay for.

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cantstandyaMar. 10, 10 4:08 PM

good idea... but they'll never go for it. state government will never take on the liability risk inherent to carting drunks around. its a situation fraught with potential lawsuits. they'd rather punt than be labled as enabling excessive drinking.

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lvpops53Mar. 10, 10 4:08 PM

The State of Minnesota can lock up a sexual offender forever because he/she MIGHT re-offend. Yet we have drunk drivers that re-offend over and over and in some cases over and over again and they are still walking the streets. Does anyone else see a problem with this?

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sissy20Mar. 10, 10 4:59 PM

There have been several court rulings (since 1996)that have found it unconstitutional to court order people to go to AA. The lastest one was in Califorina in 2007. The court ruled that AA is a religions organization and as such, people cannot be coerced to attend meetings, or go to treatment centered based on AA philosophy. This guy was "required" to go for 7 years! Apparently wasn't all that effective.

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ojiMar. 10, 10 5:19 PM

Well maybe instead of more government cab rides, an individual should take it on themselves to save 10 bucks for a cab. I would imagine he should now be at the felony level dwi? Why is he still employed? You would think he would be disbarred at this point. Would you want him representing your family member? And I really don't see comparing repeat sex offenders to a drunk. Not really the same. But I agree he needs to be locked away for a while with no work release. Minnesota and Henn co need to wake up.

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notmetooMar. 10, 10 6:05 PM

I'm in AA. We don't want the court ordered people either. No one should be forced to go to AA. Send them to prison instead. They'll keep him sober.

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thagamanMar. 10, 10 6:48 PM

Sounds like a better use of our money than another new stadium. I guess I am not sure how you fund it unless you add yet another tax to alcohol.

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