The Campaign For DA

9.12.2005

Horrible Stories Buried In The Newspaper

What makes news and what doesn't? I found the following on page 9B of the Morning News: "A 79 year old woman died from injuries she suffered after a teenager stuck her Saturday with his SUV, according to Grapevine police. Lois Lorenzano apparently walked behind the gray GMC Yukon as the boy . . . was backing up in a parking lot . . . . No charges have been filed." There is a growing, and stupid, trend in this state to file criminal charges when an individual never intended to harm another individual. I hope the prosecutor in this case leaves well enough alone. It's an accidental tragedy. Let's call it that.