Giants Fans Satisfied With Jail Sentence?

Giants FansThe two men found guilty of the senseless beating and crippling of paramedic Bryan Stow, New York Giants Fan, were just sentenced. Defendant Louie Sanchez received eight years of incarceration for his part in the violent act, and his accomplice; Marvin Norwood, received a mere 4 years. He may soon be eligible for release with time served. New York Giants fans are not satisfied with the sentence.

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Stow working as Paramedic

After roughly two years, Norwood may be released to go free. In the case of Sanchez, even an eight year sentence allows for the convicted to regain their freedom again in possibly just over 5 years in some cases, with time off for good behavior. However that will not be the case for the man who was in a coma for several months and has suffered extensive brain trauma. His injuries were so severe that he is still in need of people to aid him in day-to-day activities such as showering and dressing or even eating or using the restroom. In recent interviews the family has stated that Stowe was essentially kicked out of the 24 hour care facility he was in due to insurance company complications involving what they were no longer willing to cover, and in turn Stow was forced to return home to be cared for by his mother and father. The family has expressed their concerns, noting how they believed their son still needs more professional care than they are able to provide at home, although they are unable to afford it. Stowe Also has two children whom he can no longer take care of himself in the way that he could living as a healthy adult.

Comments have been made by gun owners on the subject of the beating in statements like, “ If he only had a way to protect himself that night against those two, his family may still have the same Bryan Stowe with them here today.”

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Stow after injury

What about Giants Fans as a whole, and are they satisfied with the resulting jail sentence delivered today? What about the continuing care for Stow? Some would say he “took one for the team.” However the family has suffered great financial hardship as a result of his injuries. Is it possible that all the love and devotion fans place in their favorite sports team might actually be misplaced? From the billions of dollars generated each year, some folks are asking if it would have been too much to pool together and “throw a few pennies away” coming to the aid of one of their biggest fans.

A situation like this, some believe it would have benefited the image of professional sports, and gave further cause to the reason people really started loving going to games in the first place, and that was coming together when times were tough. Well times are tough for Bryan Stow, a man who was nearly beaten to death in the parking lot after a game in San Diego, with no other Giants fans around to help him.

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Stow in recovery

It seems to some that the law would allow a deviant person with foul intentions to trade twenty or thirty months of detention, in exchange for causing a man, paramedic, and loving father permanent brain damage, crippling and disabling him for life. Reports show comments made from Giants fans all over the country that they are not satisfied with the jail sentence given to the two men who thuggishly robbed from the life of Bryan Stowe, “and neither are any other decent hearted people in America,” one fan exclaimed. Surprisingly Stowe has returned to Dodger’s Stadium to cheer his favorite team on from a wheelchair, in spite of the horrific events that took place on that tragic night. Those men took a lot away from Bryan Stowe that day, but they certainly did not take away his team spirit.

Opinion By Aaron Thompson


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12 Responses to "Giants Fans Satisfied With Jail Sentence?"

  1. cha   February 21, 2014 at 9:07 am

    the solution is so simple and yet why has noone seen it. the cost of recovery ie rehab physiotherapy plus loss of earnings for the injured man must be divided equally between both these animals. take out two loans to pay for the damages caused. give this money to the injured man to pay for it. then siphon off their salary to pay for both these loans. if they do not have a salery then liquidate their entire estate house car shares future inheritance the lot and hand it over to the injured party. any additional expenses should also come out of their pocket.

  2. Your Friendly Neighborhood Spiderman   February 21, 2014 at 8:04 am

    We would like to take the opportunity to make it clear that Guardian News & Media Limited and Guardian News & Media LLC has no editorial standards whatsoever. We want to make certain that everyone understands that the Las Vegas Guardian Express should never be confused for producing pieces of detritus like this article and does not endorse what Guardian News & Media LLC amusingly refers to as its services.

  3. LT   February 21, 2014 at 7:56 am

    …and this is why citizen journalism doesn’t work. While most media outlets have biases, at least they generally get the basic facts correct—along with spelling.

    This is a great argument for editors. Or having, you know, standards. Having read his other work, it’s clear he cannot write accurately or clearly.

    And what about the images? Has he appropriately sourced them and paid the going fee? I’m guessing not, given the removal of the Reuters attribution tag on the courtroom image.

  4. Gert   February 20, 2014 at 11:39 pm

    Wow. Random capitalization, inconsistent (mis-)spelling of the victim’s name, getting the names of both sports teams wrong – maybe Aaron Thompson should consider some career other than journalism? Wow.

  5. ziggy   February 20, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    This is quite possible the worst article I’ve ever read and I once read a Japanese article translated into Swahili and then into English on Bears in West Hollywood. I don’t know if “Dodger’s Stadium” is in San Diego, where the author claims the beating took place, but “Dodger Stadium” is in Los Angeles, where every other article, tv report, Facebook posting, Tweet, e-mail, radio talk show, magazine, newspaper, bumper sticker, and drunk guy at the bar say it took place. And while there were most certainly some New York Giants fans in attendance, and while fans of the football team may have some opinion on the matter, the fact is that Bryan Stow was a San Francisco Giants fan. His parents are suing the former owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers… I mean the Los Angeles Dodgers for lack of security at Dodger’s Stadium. Or should it be Dodgers’ Stadium?

    • Gert   February 20, 2014 at 11:54 pm

      If this is the worst article you have ever read, I might recommend Mr. Thompson’s Feb. 19 article on Alzheimer’s disease. At least this one had some information that was less than a year old.

  6. tom peterson   February 20, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    They should stay in jail as long as it takes for Stow to recover.

  7. ziggy   February 20, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    There might have been a few, old-timer New York Giants fans there but the Giants moved to SAN FRANCISCO in 1958.

  8. Brian Wilson   February 20, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    it’s the San Francisco Giants (American Baseball)… not the New York Giants (American Football)

  9. Rubes   February 20, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    San Francisco giants

  10. Santaclause   February 20, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    Who wrote this article? Get your facts straight numbnut. It’s a San Francisco Giants fan not NEW YORK…idiot

  11. Scott   February 20, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    Did you even read any of your sources? San Francisco – not New York and Los Angeles, not San Diego. Get a new job.


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