Brooks had applied to have his sentence reduced under the law, which the legislature passed last year. Felony murder holds defendants liable for first degree murder if they commit or attempt certain felonies, such as burglary or robbery, and someone dies “in the course of or in furtherance of the crime.” In Brooks’ case, the owner of a car was killed by someone else as they tried to steal the vehicle. Brooks was 15..
Playing pick up games of baseball, basketball and football with the kids in the neighborhood did teach me basic coordination though. It could be sour grapes, but in my observation the kids who excelled at gymnastics, running and the rope climb were not necessarily the first kids chosen in a pick up game of any kind. They were in shape, but many couldn’t throw, catch, hit, tackle or shoot.
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