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.
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.
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…
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:
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.
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,
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.
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…
Yep. It’s insane. Absolutely insane. We’ll see how it plays out.by