Email dump on the AG tip

I’ve gotten several emails on this one, and a few more forwarded over from homie gnomie. The gnomeno. That’s Mr. Gnome to you. I digress… It’s been a long week. And it’s only Wednesday.

From: deejaybee
Subject: Killed by Attorny General From DC…
Its crazy when people you elect to uphold the law seem inclined to use their car as a killing machine.

theglobeandmail.com/news/national/toronto/i-would-like-to-extend-my-deepest-condolences.

You gotta wonder what in the hell happened out there on the roadway. We’ve got a dead guy and a man who should know better. So what happened?

From: mr chris
Subject: shit… bad news From DC…
they are going to let him go…

thestar.com/news/gta/article/689220.

I hate to say it, but yes, I think you have a valid point. My gut tells me when I read stories like this (and I have read more than my fair share), that it will be the cyclists fault in the end.

It almost always is.

But, in the present case (like the “lawyer” talk?), we have a charge. And honest to goodness charge. What is it? Criminal negligence.

What does that mean? I’m going to catch hell from folks like STY and others like him, but I’m going to link wiki on this one. Hey, it’s easy. And, in a general sense, accurate. Not a lot of depth, sure, but for a basic, general understanding, have at it. See Criminal negligence, Causing death by dangerous driving.

There is, of course, a whole lot more than that going on. There always is. Trust me. Here are a few more links to look at I’ve found in the last five minutes that are, at least for me, starting to paint a picture of what this might mean for our dear friend, Michael Bryant:

- Legal Definition of Criminal Negligence.
- Pilot convicted of criminal negligence in fatal Winnipeg crash.
- R. v. Waite, [1989] 1 S.C.R. 1436.
- [Canadian] Criminal Code Offences.

When I have some more time (yeah right!), I’ll try to look up something a bit more relevant than what I’ve listed above, wiki pages and the rest of it. But, for now, I think we’ve set the tone: Criminal negligence is some serious shit. And Mr. Bryant guy is looking at a river of it at the moment.

From: boomerbaird
Subject: former atty general kills cyclist! From DC…
hey boys, I am enjoying my annual summer in whistler, the weather is perfect and the hill just got a dump of rain to knock down the dust… check this link,

theglobeandmail.com/news/national/timeline-of-events/article1271826/.

looks like he drug the guy down the road and detached him with a mailbox.
hmmm and we wonder why north american courts dont do more against cyclist deaths…

It’s because cyclists are second class citizens in this country.

From: wa2wider
Subject: Goin’ on north of the 49th From DC…
I woke up this morning to a report of a cyclist being dragged and eventually killed. My thoughts were “Why is this news of national importance?” And wait for it…

cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2009/09/01/toronto-cyclist-collision-death481.html.

Yep. It’s insane. Absolutely insane. We’ll see how it plays out.

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The man, the legend. The guy who started it all back in the Year of Our Lord Beer, 2000, with a couple of pages worth of idiotic ranting hardcoded on some random porn site that would host anything you uploaded, a book called HTML for Dummies (which was completely appropriate), a bad attitude (which hasn’t much changed), and a Dell desktop running Win95 with 64 mgs of ram and a six gig hard drive. Those were the days. Then he went to law school. Go figure. Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

5 thoughts on “Email dump on the AG tip

  1. As I posted about this story in my blog, if you saw it in an action movie you would call BS, but in Real Lifetm? The lawyer dude went ballistic and tried to leave the scene of the first wreck when the dude he hit grabbed the side of the car (don’t know why at this point, back channels tell me the dude grabbed the car because he got hit again on one side and the other side tells me he tried to prevent the lawyer dude from leaving by grabbing the car and the lawyer drove off anyway). Anyway, not looking too good for the former AG as he has hired a PR firm that is astroturfing the local media comments sections against the cyclist claiming he was drunk (police are saying the victim was not drunk), talking about 61 local warrants against the victim for fraud (I can’t verify as the warrant system doesn’t work for me and I don’t have the time to keep banging at it), and also that he abused his girlfriend and fought with her just before the wreck (again I can’t verify because either my system doesn’t like Toronto’s PD or vice versa), But I’m sure many of the comments are from the same people because in spite of being posted at different times by different usernames they are word for word (including spelling errors) identical. I know astroturfing, and the stink of it is all over this.

  2. …opus the poet…

    …somehow, that type of action by the once ‘up & comer’ doesn’t surprise me…

    …the more he goes in that direction, the more i hope the truth is recognized by his peers & former associates & i sincerely hope they come to resent that duplicity…

  3. Don’t know aboot Canada, eh. But down here an “up and coming” politician got all drunked up, drove his car off a bridge and the female passenger (not his wife) drowned while said up and comer took a nap. He went on to become the most powerful liberal in America.

  4. …speaking of “liberal” dave, yer one a’ the more liberal folks who post here…

    …yer liberal in how you interpret the truth…
    …yer liberal w/ how you interpret basic facts…
    …yer liberal in sharing your obviously racist tendencies…
    …yer liberal in handing out a lotta yer ignorance…

    …just sayin’, dave, just sayin’…