Saturday, May 9, 2009

Cyclist for Commonwealth Attorney

Oh, no way...I never thought I'd see a Commonwealth Attorney candidate actually post on his campaign bio:

Athletics Mark lead the University of Virginia Cycling Team to back-to-back national championships. Mark excelled in professional stage races from California to Virginia. His successes in America allowed Mark the opportunity to compete in Europe, where he again showed himself to be a rising star in American cycling.

Reckless Driving

From Wikipedia

Virginia § 46.2-852.
Reckless driving; general rule. - Irrespective of the maximum speeds permitted by law, any person who drives a vehicle on any highway recklessly or at a speed or in a manner so as to endanger the life, limb, or property of any person shall be guilty of reckless driving.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Vote No Confidence, November 3rd

Harvey Bryant is up for reelection in a little less than six months.

After his refusal to attempt even a minimal prosecution of Dan Hersh's killer, I have little confidence in his ability to lead a staff of 92, and oversee 16,000 cases per year.

No Charges Filed

Somehow I'm not surprised.
Harvey Bryant is a politician.
There are far more drivers than cyclists in Virginia Beach.
He knows better than to infuriate the voters who gave him his job .

Even though Harvey Bryant leads a team of "94 dedicated men and women who help prepare and prosecute approximately 16,000 cases per year," he can't find sufficient evidence “that would substantiate a criminal prosecution.” Apparently there are SIXTEEN THOUSAND crimes more important than the a citizen being killed on the roads of Virginia Beach.

I'm not asking for a charge of Second Degree Murder, or even Vehicular Manslaughter. I'd settle for Reckless Endangerment. So there isn't enough evidence for a felony? Well, Dan Hersh is dead, and I'd think that would be enough evidence for a misdemeanor.

If Dan's killer claims she didn't see him, then maybe she should take the driver's license exam again. After a 12 month wait.