The Campaign For DA

3.04.2015

Saw This Being Reported In Various Places




I've got a question: What difference does it make?

(And I think I know what he means -- misdemeanor penalties can greater if the alcohol concentration is greater than .15 , but I've never heard of the term "aggravated" DWI.)


15 comments:

Anonymous said...

That must be one really bad video if they are trying to smear the guy with this.

Anonymous said...

Two ways to look at it:
1. He had previously blown over 0.3 BAC!!!! (Which really is a very high BAC.) He was probably drunk when he precipitated the events which led to his death.
2. He was a dirty Mexican who was over here committing crimes anyway. No great loss, right?

#1 would be a weak but valid argument to point toward a propensity toward his getting stupid drunk and doing stupid things, but we don't yet have any kind of narrative as to why the officer shot the guy, so we're left to conjecture, which doesn't help. Was there a pursuit? What happened at the stop? Was the guy violent? What does the autopsy say?

--Some Cop.

Anonymous said...

Skippy, 3 P.M. has come and gone. Where is the ice you predicted?

Anonymous said...

I don't know where the ice is, but the police state has definitely moved in. Hands up! Don't shoot!

Anonymous said...

So now they are called Mexican Nationals instead of illegal aliens.

Sam Brows said...

I did a google search of "aggravated DWI Texas" and found a number of San Antonio area defense lawyers using the term to indicate any DWI where the Defendant is alleged to have a BAC of .15 or greater, in their on-line ads. Not sure why that definition seems to apply only down south, but nobody else seemed to be using it.

Anonymous said...

God bless the police for deporting an illegal the cheap way.

Anonymous said...

So the beaner liked to take a drink. so

Anonymous said...

A pattern of disregard for the law makes no difference in your eyes? Interesting.
He walked toward the officer despite been told to stay back. It is obvious he was trying to gain proximity to the officer, for what purpose do you think? to give him a hug?
By the way, once you grab your gun with your dominant hand you cannot (drop it?) holster back up and then deploy a tazer, try it, see what valuable seconds it would take for that maneuver.

Anonymous said...

Mexican national=future democratic voter.

Anonymous said...

Murder.

Anonymous said...

Not that one!

Anonymous said...

I've got a question: What difference does it make?

Dear Barry Rodham Green: We get that you're inferring that the right wing conspiracy media are trying to tarnish the halo of the Mexican National who met with an unfortunate demise at the hands of GVPD.

If you're asking, in a rhetorically challenged, cheap shot sense, "Did this justify his being shot?", shame on you, as we all know the cop didn't know who the guy was, much less his prior arrest status, when he pulled the trigger.

The news outlets report the news. Is it relevant that the guy had recently blown a .3 BAC? It could be, if this guy's habit was to get so s---faced wasted that he couldn't follow a simple command to stop, even if he didn't speak English as fluently as George Fwill.

Still, can't totally blame you for wrapping yourself in the vox populi banner. The Texas Hammer has his bit, the Srong Arm does his thing, so there's no reason you shouldn't be able to whine if a guy who plays a stupid game wins a commensurately stupid prize.

Anonymous said...

Good grief, what's wrong with you people? There are too many police shootings in all circumstances these days. It sure looks as though the value of someone's life isn't worth a second thought when it comes to a policeman's decision. And that's not right.

Interesting how the BAC info came out days later, eh?

Anonymous said...

12:48: How could it come out immediately? The press wouldn't know the name of the decedent until days later.

Also, do you have a clue, even to the nearest two levels of magnitude, how many police interactions occur each day with zero use of force? Or more stunningly, the ratio of police interactions to uses of deadly force?

Of course you don't. The televisor is not a window, friend. It's a very filtered view of the world news. And right now, police shootings around the US make all news.