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Wrightsville Avenue

I travel Wrightsville Ave. on an almost daily basis and must admit I have always appreciated the point at which the speed limit increases from 35mph to 45mph, but I have also wondered why this is so. It seems one logical action to take, would be to reduce the speed limit to 35mph for the entire stretch.

It is always much simpler to analyze the situation, after the fact, and at a safe distance. The driver should have stopped to help; she will most likely be tormented by her decision/inaction for the rest of her life. I hope all the people involved in this heartbreaking situation find a way to restore some sort of inner peace.

I apologize for utilizing this space for topics other than the issue at hand, but felt the need to clarify a point regarding another touchy situation:

In regards to an earlier comment concerning Sharia law, the punishment for causing the death of another is not the cutting off of one's feet and hands; it is death (often by beheading), money (paid to the victim's family), or forgiveness (when the victim's family accepts that the resulting loss of their loved one was unintentional). The decision is made by the victim's father or oldest surviving male relative. Removal of hands, etc. is carried out as punishment for multiple thefts, unless the offender is stealing solely to attain food for himself and/or family. This is rare, because it is custom to provide food and shelter to those who are in need. I am sure the use of Sharia law has been skewed, in many places, to allow for the general acceptance of many otherwise unacceptable acts.


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