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Pregnant Woman Sideswiped by Quinton Jackson Suffers Miscarriage


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More bad news for Rampage — and unbelievably bad news for the pregnant woman he struck during his hit-and-run spree last month. The Daily Pilot has the story:

A Huntington Beach woman who was more than 16 weeks pregnant and who police said was injured in a hit-and-run crash with mixed martial artist Quinton “Rampage” Jackson on the 55 Freeway two weeks ago has had a miscarriage, her fiance said Friday.

Holli Griggs, 38, was driving her 2007 Cadillac Escalade in the left lane on the southbound 55 Freeway just south of Bay Street on July 15 when Jackson’s gray-and-green pick-up truck sideswiped her as he drove along the median lane at about 45 mph, California Highway Patrol officials said…Prosecutors would not comment on any potential charges due to Griggs’ miscarriage.

“Our office will make sure we take as much time as necessary to make a proper filing decision and including all evidence and medical information to make sure any charges that are filed are fair and accurate,” Dist. Atty. spokeswoman Farrah Emami said.

Griggs was unavailable for comment Friday. Her fiance, Bill Krebs, said doctors were immediately concerned when they noticed a significant loss of fluid in Griggs’ womb after the accident. Days before the crash, the couple had visited the doctor for an ultrasound, and Griggs was told she “had enough fluid for three babies,” Krebs said. She was pregnant with a boy…

The couple have retained an attorney but have yet to take legal action against Jackson.

Whoa. A miscarriage is a tragedy in any context, and not to be too insensitive regarding Jackson’s possible mental condition, but if you needed a sign that you’re not actually an incarnation of God’s will on Earth (or God Himself), this is pretty much it. Of course, we’re thinking the same thing you are — does this mean Jackson could be catching a manslaughter charge in addition to his hit-and-run and evasion charges?

According to Bloody Elbow‘s Michael Rome, it doesn’t. In a post yesterday (that was later taken off the site for some reason), he wrote:

First, this will not result in a manslaughter charge. According to nearly everything I’ve read in the last few hours, California manslaughter law does not apply to fetuses. This includes vehicular manslaughter. Years ago, when a court held that the murder law did not apply to fetuses, the California Legislature amended the murder law to include fetuses. They did not amend the manslaughter law, and courts have interpreted this to mean fetuses are not covered by manslaughter laws.

Second, he will not face felony murder charges. I was thinking about this at first because he committed felony evasion, but it turns out California is one of the states that specifically spells out which felonies count for the purpose of felony murder. Here is the statute, Cal Penal Code section 189:

First degree murder includes murder committed in the perpetration of, or attempt to perpetrate: Arson, rape and various other sexual crimes, carjacking, robbery, burglary, mayhem, kidnapping, train wrecking, or…discharging a firearm from a motor vehicle.

None of these apply, so he can breathe a sigh of relief there. I think the only impact on the criminal proceedings would be if his misdemeanor hit and run becomes a felony hit and run. Hit and run becomes a felony in California if the accident “results in death or permanent, serious injury.” The question of whether “results in death” applies to fetuses has never been litigated according to a quick Lexis search.

That’s fortunate, if it’s actually true. But it doesn’t rule out the possibility of a civil suit, in which a large financial judgment could be levied against Jackson for his responsibility (a lawyer might argue) in causing the miscarriage to happen. The guilt from a situation like this could be unbearable for a person even in normal circumstances. For Rampage, the circumstances aren’t normal, and we truly hope this doesn’t send him deeper into whatever delusional rabbit hole he may have drifted into.

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Markdog- August 17, 2008 at 8:29 pm
I don't give a kangaroo's boomerang; I need this juice in my life! CP, please keep me informed of all Rampage's hoopla!! THE END IS NEAR!!!
cr_trinity- August 17, 2008 at 5:40 pm
Thanks for demonstrating my point Goyim. Glad there are always those who prove why things are the way they are.
stfu- August 17, 2008 at 11:06 am
GET THE FUCK OUT YOU FUCKING TROLL NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR YOUR FUCKING POLITICS ON A MMA WEBSITE. YOUR FROM FUCKING AUSTRALIA YOU TALK LIKE A BUNCH OF FUCKING KANGAROOS lol
cr_trinity- August 17, 2008 at 10:34 am
And a big thumbs up to this website for not censoring posts. That is a very rare thing in today's Sovietised System, where stupidity and blind obedience to the Status Quo is pushed liked the shit to the forefront.

Rampage: GET BETTER and whip Griffin's Ass!
cr_trinity- August 17, 2008 at 10:30 am
No. i am in Australia. i don't believe in the education/ indoctrination system. That's why I can see reality.

As for Zeitgeist, it raises a lot of good points, but ultimately it is Masonic Propaganda designed to further polarise an already polarised "Truth" "Movement".

And as much as I like MMA, the synthesis of it all is really to raise people's tolerance of violence; people who like violence tend to be more inclined to join the Military.

Got Incrementalism?
Markdog- August 16, 2008 at 2:47 pm
Somebody's been watching Zeitgeist! CR, your a smart person, did you go to college?

http://www.zeitgeistmovie.com/
Anonymous- August 14, 2008 at 6:28 am
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cr_trinity- August 14, 2008 at 6:27 am
What all of you idiots fail tor ealise is that, yet again, your Profane minds are distracted by frivolous and extraneous news like this, while the finalisation of the North American Union comes ever closer. But I suppose you Americans love fascism, huh? Most of you probably don't even realise what fascism is.

And put things in perspective. You have both sides of your so called government waging war on a country for things your own inbred president said, QUITE CLEARLY, were not guilty of. You allow your tax dollars to be used to drop bombs on innocents in the Middle East, yet you wanna bury Rampage over something that has yet to be proven?

As I said, most of you are a bunch of Fucking Morons. Enjoy living through REX 84. If you don't know what that is, just remember what happened in New Orleans. If you have the capacity to think for yourself, which most of you don't.
cr_trinity- August 14, 2008 at 6:27 am
What all of you idiots fail tor ealise is that, yet again, your Profane minds are distracted by frivilous and extraneous news like this, while the finalisation of the North American Union comes ever closer. But I suppose you Americans love fascism, huh? Most of you probably don't even realise what fascism is.

And put things in perspective. You have both sides of your so called government waging war on a country for things your own inbred president said, QUITE CLEARLY, were not guilty of. You allow your tax dollars to be used to drop bombs on innocents in the Middle East, yet you wanna bury Rampage over something that has yet to be proven?

As I said, most of you are a bunch of Fucking Morons. Enjoy living through REX 84. If you don't know what that is, just remember what happened in New Orleans. If you have the capacity to think for yourself, which most of you don't.
cr_trinity- August 14, 2008 at 6:26 am
What all of you idiots fail tor ealise is that, yet again, your Profane minds are distracted by frivilous and extraneous news like this, while the finalisation of the North American Union comes ever closer. But I suppose you Americans love fascism, huh? Most of you probably don't even realise what fascism is.

And put things in perspective. You have both sides of your so called government waging war on a country for things your own inbred president said, QUITE CLEARLY, were not guilty of. You allow your tax dollars to be used to drop bombs on innocents in the Middle East, yet you wanna bury REampage over something that has yet ti be proven?

As I said, most of you are a bunch of Fucking Morons. Enjoy living through REX 84. If you don't know what that is, just remember what happened in New Orleans. If you have the capacity to think for yourself, which most of you don't.
Anonymous- August 13, 2008 at 7:45 am
Did anyone read the article. They noticed a significant loss of fluid after the accident. I guess we'll have to wait to see the timeline of everything, but i can't imagine her not being checked out after the accident.
Anonymous- August 8, 2008 at 3:31 am
ok i did some research and a fetus is definitely a living thing..anything that can suck its thumb..is a living being
Free- August 8, 2008 at 3:24 am
whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty..i guess that doesn't apply for certain people and the fact that it happened like what 3 weeks after..its unfortunate..but there gonna make a whole bunch of money off it..and i don't know if those millions of dollars are gonna make up for them losing there "Fetus"..i don't really know or not if a fetus is considered living but..im sure they had a connection to it..id feel awful if i were them..and if you feel awful might as well try to get a lot of money out of it right.. they will probably try for another..and it will probably have a good lifestyle considering all that money there definitely about to get
Richard Gunn- August 6, 2008 at 6:42 pm
PATHETIC ....I Bet any money that the "pregnant" girls miscarriage occured after a calculated scheme to get money out of a mentally ill person. Sure Rampage was completely wrong and deserves the charges he is facing but this seems like a little much the lady is 38 the miscarriage could have ebeen caused by many things if there even was one
sol- August 5, 2008 at 10:46 pm
who's to say that Rampage did cause this or did not cause this, I'm going to sit on the fence until more facts come out. Considering people are jumping all over this, for and against is crazy.

When i first read this article, the first thing i felt was sorrow for the couple, how do you think Rampage is feeling though? Whether he is directly responsible or not that is a heavy burden to bare.
Ryan- August 5, 2008 at 8:43 pm
No offense but everyone here is insane.
She miscarries 3 weeks later? Are you kidding me? OOO "sideswipped" at 45mph, yeah right. There's more trauma to a fetus from riding a fast elevator.

Doesn't mean a stupid as shit jury won't want to make the scary black man pay, however.
what!- August 5, 2008 at 7:37 pm
What! A woman driving an Esclade! Sure she did't side swipe Rampage? (cell phone, make-up ect. - and not to mention what she was probably doing. . . )
Fedor Emelianenko DVD - MMA instructional- August 5, 2008 at 7:26 pm
Damn, I guess we won't be seeing a lot of Rampage in the near... 20 or so years? :(
Jarekov- August 5, 2008 at 3:44 am
Ok this misscariage happened an entire month after this accident, the best lawyer on the planet could not prove this as being entirely rampages fault. I could be his lawyer on this case, heres my defense..... Prove it. and i rest.
Phil Baroni- August 5, 2008 at 2:58 am
I'm THe Best EVA!!!
GO RAMPAGE- August 4, 2008 at 10:23 pm
He should pay the couple compensation according to how serious his actions were legal wise and how morally obliged to it he feels.

Then he should check in in a mental institution. By his own or compulsory should be his only choice.

Then, get the fuck back on the octagon.
Bootylam!- August 4, 2008 at 6:10 pm
As much as I love Rampage, he can go fuck himself with a Jesus bobblehead. So what if the bitch is 40, smoked, drank, did crack, then went bungee jumping, having a monster truck nearly smash her could not have been good for her baby. Most people I know don't even like driving next to big trucks like that. If Rampage is that troubled then STAY HOME! Why do mental defectives feel a need to visit their ills upon society?
Darkside- August 4, 2008 at 2:32 pm
@Aaron... Grow up. And I actually do train AND fight. You're just a puss. If you weren't, maybe you would run your mouth to real people instead of guys on a computer that you don't have to worry about ever meeting.
Anonymous- August 4, 2008 at 1:11 pm
FUCK RAMPAGE
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