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#NoTrucksToColorado: Kim Kardashian, netizens name for justice for a younger trucker


On this file photograph taken on Nov. 6, 2019, media persona Kim Kardashian West attends the WSJ Journal 2019 Innovator Awards at MOMA in New York Metropolis. Picture: Angela Weiss/AFP

The web avengers have struck once more. Kim Kardashian West and over 4.5 million individuals are calling for justice for Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos. This younger truck driver was sentenced to 110 years in jail for an accident that killed 4 individuals when his brakes failed. Since then, the hashtag #NoTrucksToColorado has gained momentum on social media.

Fellow truckers and different web customers have rallied across the #NoTrucksToColorado hashtag in response to the case of Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos. The trucker, who was 23 years outdated on the time of the incident, was sentenced to 110 years in jail within the state of Colorado after inflicting the dying of 4 individuals in a site visitors accident that occurred April 25, 2019. The motive force reported that his brakes failed whereas he was on a downhill stretch of freeway. His wild trip ended at greater than 130 miles per hour when he collided with vehicles that have been stopped resulting from an accident.

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Confronted with the sentence, deemed extreme by truckers, many protested each on the roads and on social networks. On TikTok, the hashtag #NoTrucksToColorado has reached 10.9 million views and different key phrases proceed to be created in response to the case. “My truck will now not go to Colorado for the following 110 years,” reads a video posted on TikTok.

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Kim Kardashian to the rescue

A petition has been launched on Change.org asking the authorities to cut back the trucker’s jail sentence or grant him clemency. Greater than 4.7 million individuals have already signed the petition, which is now aiming for six million signatures.

The decide himself expressed disappointment in asserting the sentence of 110 years in jail to Rogel Aguilera-Mederos, stating that if he might, he wouldn’t have imposed the 110 years in jail. Many web customers, and even Kim Kardashian West, have denounced Colorado’s obligatory minimal sentencing legal guidelines.

“Colorado regulation actually must be modified and that is so unfair. @GovofCO is a extremely good individual and I do know he’ll do the best factor,” wrote Kim Kardashian West on Twitter, interesting to the governor of Colorado, Jared Polis, within the course of.

The businesswoman additionally took exception to a publish from the prosecutor, Kayla Wildeman, after the decision.

“For some purpose the prosecutor thought it could be humorous to publish a photograph of a brake shoe trophy she obtained from a colleague with a plaque? Makes me so sick,” she tweeted.

Confronted with mounting stress on social networks, the district legal professional’s workplace mentioned it had “filed a movement to start out the reconsideration course of,” requesting a brand new listening to “as quickly as practicable,” studies ABC Information. JB

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