Open Thread: Should NASCAR Driver Tony Stewart Be Charged With Vehicular Manslaughter?

First of all, I forgot to put up the Open Thread on Friday, so here it is better late than never.

But also, to piggie back on Kevin’s thread, for all you moral ethicists out there, NASCAR driver Tony Stewart accidentally hit and killed another driver on a race track in New York. The other driver was walking away from his car when Stewart hit him.

So, here is the question… should Stewart be charged with murder, or at least vehicular manslaughter?

After all, no matter how bad of an idea it was for him to be walking among fast, heavy traffic, if YOU hit a guy on the highway who was walking away from his car, YOU would be arrested and charged with everything the state could throw at you.

But, on the other hand, this other driver knew his job was risky, right? And accidents happen in racing, don’t they?

Should Stewart be let off because he’s well known, or because it’s just racing? Or…. or should he face charges?

Tell us below.

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