Subject: File this under STFU
I survived Hurricane Ike, staying on the island throughout the storm. The morning after the storm I helped pull helpless women and children from the attics of their flooded homes.
And in spite of all of the devastation I witnessed, this is the true tragedy.
What do you tell the victim’s family? I’m sorry our cops are such sloppy, arrogant, and incompetent assholes, but your son’s killer will walk away.
Police down here are already under investigation for numerous travesties of justice, but this sends a very bad message just before the Lone Star Triathlon Festival down here on the island in April.
Galveston clearly has little regard for cyclist. Every morning I leave my house to train and I’m treated like a crackhead and criminal because I’m riding a bike.
Last year I successfully lobbied for the police department to abolish it’s ‘right to stop and search’ policy towards cyclists (GPD claims the policy was set in place to combat drug dealing, and selectively enforced). Since then, I’ve seen the number of recreational and competitive cyclist grow almost overnight.
And then this? That man walked out the courtroom today and probably headed straight to the bar. I wonder how many cyclists he passed.
The cyclist in this tragic episode, Daniel Gonzales III, was 16 years old.by