Alistair Pereira Should Become a Poster Child
Alistair Pereira has been sentenced to three years in jail. That comes to about 7 months of imprisonment for each life that he took. I, like many others feel that its too less. However what’s done is done, and at least justice was served.
However this is a great opportunity for the governmnent, NGO’s and other community organisations to put Alistairs face on posters in schools, colleges, theatres, malls and what have you. He can become a poster child for what can go wrong when one is reckless in their young life.
Driving fast, partying crazy and having fun is not bad. Infact I would say if you don’t do all this, you havent lived life. However being reckless and endangering others lives should not be tolerated.
If you like to drink, knock yourself out. But then don’t drive.
If you like to drive, zip zap zoom, but then be sober when you are driving…not drunk.
And if you cannot do one without the other, at least have the balls to take the punishment that comes your way. Own up, suck it in and take it like a man. Dont go circumventing the law and finding loopholes.
So Mr. Pereira, see you in 2010.