Woman Faces Three Years in Jail for Jaywalking After Watching Her Son Die

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse University – Scholarship in Action 

Raquel Nelson lost her 4-year old son on April 10, 2010 when they were hit by a driver who left the scene.  Jerry Guy, the driver, was later found by police and admitted to driving under the influence of alcohol and pain killers when the accident took place.  He was also blind in one eye.

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5 responses to “Woman Faces Three Years in Jail for Jaywalking After Watching Her Son Die

  1. caroline beck

    THIS IS REALLY SAD. MS. NELSON IS GETTING TIME FOR JAYWALKING. THERE IS SO MANY OTHER ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES GOING ON OUT HERE IN TODAYS’ SOCIETY. THIS WOMAN JUST WENT THRU SOMETHING DEVASTING AND THIS IS HOW THEY (PROSECUTORS) DECIDE TO HANDLE THE SITUATION…WHAT WOULD BE MORE INTERESTING IS TO SEE HOW MUCH TIME THE MAN GETS ESPECIALLY KNOWN THAT HE HAS A LONG HISTORY OF THIS ACTIVITY. JUST REALLY SAD.

  2. Pat Williams

    Yes, unheard of the white lady walk free, after hiding her baby death for a month. She was out partying this was a deep form of stress of another kind. But jaywalking get you three year. No mention of stress.

  3. caroline beck

    who gives the prosecutors authority to pick and choose what charges will be brought against someone? they mentioned that her son was walking a little faster than her and got to street before her where he , his sister and mom were hit. And they say that’s her fault also…he was doing what every child does. He’s a child. The prosecutor must have had a bad day…

  4. Rev. SVBD.

    I am dumbfounded in this story. I heard about it this morning on XM-Praise 64. And I thought, ok hide your child in the back yard, get off. Someone else, drunk driving, leaving the scence of an acident, one eye, several other charges in the past, and only 6 months.
    Oh, mom buries her child, pain and hurt, but possible sentence for three yeaars. If they don’t see injustice in this my God, we should go back to jim crow.
    I know the prosecutors has a job, but this was not thought through. I am praying for the motther. It is bad enough that she lost one child, and now her children have to loose her to a drunk driver, prosecutor.

  5. caroline beck

    I AM WITH 100% ON THIS. WHO HAS THOUGHT AT ALL ABOUT HER OTHER CHILD AND WHAT THIS ACCIDENT MAY HAVE CAUSED THEM. TO BE JAILED FOR JAYWALKING…IS UNHEARD OF..
    MY THOUGHT AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THIS MOTHER AND FAMILY…

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