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Rampage Jackson better lawyer-up real fast

By Zach Arnold | August 2, 2008

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Let’s start here with this story at The Daily Pilot

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13 Responses to “Rampage Jackson better lawyer-up real fast”

  1. John says:

    Is “Jackson better lawyer-up real fast”, as the headline says, really a proper response to this story? If he is indeed responsible for this woman’s loss of a child, then shouldn’t we all just hope that she’s compensated for this–regardless of whether we love to see Jackson fight or not?

  2. Chris says:

    I don’t have a problem with the headline.

    I think it’s an accurate summary of the magnitude of the kind of legal problems he’s going to be facing in the immediate future. Best of luck to Jackson, he’s got some major legal problems on his hand.

  3. dana says:

    Oh shit!

    I could not help but wounder whether the whole contact lens story was an poor attempt at a cover. Hope not.

    Damn Page, you really screwed up.

  4. Kelvin says:

    He’s probably facing a civil suit…due to the minor injuries she suffered…I don’t know if they can prove the Rampage incident is what cause the miscarriage.

  5. Tomer Chen says:

    Given that he’s already being accused of a felony already, couldn’t he potentially face felony murder?

  6. Ivan Trembow says:

    As I said when he was charged, if he is convicted of what he is being charged with, he needs to be spend a significant amount of time in jail.

  7. David says:

    D-Dubya is put into an interesting situation. We already know he “flew out to California immediately” to bail Quinton out of jail.

    We, as followers of the industry, will really get to see where the kingpin’s head is at, considering a similar character’s stature, Rampage (a larger than life fighter) Jackson (human being like the rest) is really mentally ill or if he is costing Dana White more money than it would be to pay for lawyers and plead insanity.

    I know, it is a long shot, but we still have to see about the Couture debacle, which I am most likely wrong on my prediction that it was a media scandal.

  8. Ivan Trembow says:

    If he is mentally ill, then he can serve his jail time in a mental hospital instead of a traditional jail.

  9. Brandt says:

    From what I’ve been told, a mental hospital is not a nice happy place.

  10. Jeremy (not that Jeremy) says:

    Not in California. Inducing abortion (natural or not) is not murder.

    Texas and Wisconsin’s law are on the rightwing fringe of this issue.

    He is VERY LIKELY to be charged with either Dangerous Driving Causing Bodily Harm or Criminal Negligence Causing Bodily Harm, which I believe carry up to 10 years in prison.

    I am not a lawyer in California or anywhere else though.

    Convenient that we happen to have one who does podcasts around here. Gee where is he?

  11. Jeremy (not that Jeremy) says:

    Bah, I’m sure there are equivalent punishments in California, but I was dredging up a street racing law from somewhere else for those. Again, not a lawyer.

  12. Chuck says:

    “From what I’ve been told, a mental hospital is not a nice happy place.”

    Exactly. Here is the lowdown…..many people think that if someone is found not guilty by reason of insanity (the word insanity is a legal term, not a medical term) means that the person in question gets off light in comparison to someone found guilty of either murder or manslaughter. WRONG!!! If you are found not guilty by reason of insanity 99% of the time the judge will still sentence the person in question to a mental institution. How long does a person stay in one of those places if he or she is put there involuntarily? The answer…….for pretty much the rest of his or her life. Many people who are found guilty of murder or plea bargain for a manslaughter charge (especially the latter) usually get lighter sentences and can get out within five or so years, especially if parole is involved. Trust me, not guilty through insanity fucks MNAY people over, for the better of course.

    Oh, I must mention that I was a criminal justice major in college. I really have to get back to school (I didn’t go the last semester. I bombed in two non-criminal justice classes. I still passed the criminal justice classes.).

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