Reaction mixed after trucker’s prison term slashed to 10 years
Dec 31, 2021
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), which has been advocating on behalf of Aguilera-Mederos, said the sentence reduction was a step in the right direction but it was hoping Polis would grant clemency in the case.
“LULAC is disappointed that a truck driver is being treated and sentenced as a criminal for what was a tragic traffic accident,” Domingo Garcia, LULAC’s national president, said in a statement.
“It is regrettable that lives were lost and others were injured. However, truckers are essential workers in our nation, and this continued persecution of a 26-year-old Latino driver without a blemish on his record, who was neither drunk nor under the influence of drugs, is an unjust act of scapegoating.”