August 15, 2010, - 9:21 pm
This is from a week ago, but I’m only just getting to it. Still, it’s so touching and important that I couldn’t let more time pass before posting it. Koua Fong Lee spent three years of his life behind bars for a crime he did not commit and declined the prosecutors’ offers to admit to the crime and go free on probation. The offer was shockingly stingy, and even disappointed the victims’ family. A religious Christian, Fong is far more charitable than I’d be if this happened to me. While I’m no fan of the litigation explosion, I’d sue the heck out of Toyota for this if I were him. Three years away from his young children that he can never replace. Now, they will have to meet and get to know their father all over again. But he definitely taught them the ultimate lesson about not taking blame for something for which you were not at fault. You gotta watch this.
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