I suppose we as a society have all failed Mi’yana Gregory.
What can we learn from this?
Matier and Ross: A+
Continued excellence. They are the Un-Nevius. Before, I was wondering why the aunt was getting charged, but not anymore after reading that M&R piece. Speaking of CW Nevius, he would have taken the same info and came out with something maudlin and/or something packed with all his biases.
All the DA’s office can do is process what the cops give them so it’s still a bit early, but this is the proper tone:
“It’s truly a tragic situation,” countered Alex Bastian, a district attorney’s spokesman. “However, we don’t make the facts – they come to us as they are.”
If I know that that white Toyota product isn’t a Honda then so does the average SFPD cop, so it’s funny how the car’s initial description went out. Anyway, IMO, the horrible screen-grab photo from the video camera shows a 1990′s Lexus ES300, based upon what looks to be white on the taillights and also the dark-colored rocker panel (but I can’t really see what the C-pillar looks like and presumably the SFPD has seen a bunch of other images from other cams on Mission). I still don’t think the car could be a 1992-1994 Camry but oh well. What makes it distinctive are the dark wheels and that was emphasized, so that’s good. Why not drive an old Camry down that same stretch of road at night and see if you can see any white at all on the taillights? Just asking.
StreetsBlog SF: C
Check it out, it reads like Pravda, Comrades. The term jaywalking is put in quote marks because, because…
Walk SF (aka That Chick From Punahou High): D
What you should do, when talking about this accident, is to talk about this accident. What you shouldn’t do is to ride your hobby horse all over the place.
Defense Attorney F:
The “real killer” defense didn’t work for OJ either, right? The cell phone issue really hurts your client, of course, but crossing through traffic with a couple two year olds at night on Mission is a tough job under any circumstance. Perhaps that’s a better angle than talking about happened after the fatal injury already occurred, The defense might want to think about that.
So that’s it so far. (If I were the SFMTA, I’d be wondering why yet another employee is up on charges for the death of a pedestrian. Why not emphasize safety in your operations, SFMTA, since you don’t seem to be all that interested in moving people around efficiently? Why don’t you give us something back in exchange for all that money we give you?)