Austin's Great White Defendant gets sentenced

There were three fatal hit-and-runs in Austin, Texas in the last few days, and at least two of the drivers were young and drunken Hispanic men (drunken illegal immigrants). But guess what everybody is talking about? Nestande sentenced to 180 days in jail, 10 years probation Nearly two years after Courtney Griffin was killed in a hit-and-run collision, district court Judge Karen Sage on Monday ordered the woman responsible for Griffin's death to serve 10 years probation, six months of which she must spend in Travis County jail.  (Source: AT readers will remember David Paulin's dissection of Nestande's case a month ago: A "privileged, wealthy, and a Republican. Blonde and preppy looking, the Baylor University graduate...became red meat for the trial-watching mob and prosecutors in Austin -- a politically liberal mecca in a conservative red state. She became, in Tom Wolfe's words from Bonfire of the Vanities, Austin's own Great White Defendant." The Austin...(Read Full Post)