Saturday, September 1, 2018

A **CLASSIC** Friday Afternoon, Holiday Weekend (Day before the Start of College Football season), DOCUMENT DUMP

"I am for peace;
But when I speak, they are for war."
Psalm 120:7

Sssssssssssay what?!?
New details are being released about Texas Senate Democratic nominee Beto O’Rourke’s arrest 20 years ago for drunken driving, including how a witness at the time reportedly said O’Rourke attempted to flee the scene after crashing his car.

The Houston Chronicle published police reports from O’Rourke’s September 1998 DWI arrest in Texas near the New Mexico border. The records, according to the paper, indicate the incident was a “more serious threat to public safety than has previously been reported.”

The arrest has long been public knowledge, but the details in the police reports had not.

The police reports published by the paper state that a witness said O’Rourke was driving drunk at a “high rate of speed” in a 75 mph zone on the interstate when he lost control and hit a truck. O’Rourke’s car crossed the center median and into oncoming lanes, the police report says, though no one was injured.

According to the paper, a witness stopped at the scene and said O’Rourke tried to drive away.

“The driver attempted to leave the accident but was stopped by the [witness],” a police officer wrote, according to the police report.
In fairness to Bobby Francis, this appears to have been a one off thing.  In the 20 years since, there hasn't been a repeat.  Still...leaving the scene?!?

That being said, the real story is how Bobby Francis got away with a slap on the wrist.  Anyone else would have been charged with a felony.  Must be nice to have a daddy who's a prominent local elected official.

[Note for out of state media: In Texas, the position called "county judge" is an EXECUTIVE position.  It could be considered the rough equivalent of being a Mayor, just at a different level of government.  Thus, while Bobby Francis' daddy clearly got him special treatment, daddy was not a "Judge" in the Judicial sense.]

The Houston Chronicle's collaboration, however, is choice.  Not just Friday afternoon.  Not just Friday afternoon in August.  Not just Friday afternoon, in August, on Labor day weekend.  But Friday afternoon, August, Labor day weekend, AND the day before the start of the college football season.  If the media wants to know why people hate them, this would be a good place to start.

Bottom Line: Must be nice to have a daddy who's a prominent local elected official AND a compliant media....

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