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Thank you for sharing this.
That was a very nice write up. Thanks for sharing.

It's hard to imagine someone could be so insensitive. The man worked and lived within his means. There is nothing wrong with that.
gets a lump in throat
Wow. That's a really touching piece. I hope he's at rest.
If they dont have a ghost bike program down there...it might be nice to arrange that. i would take a weekend to deliver it.
Damn.
Thanks for sharing this, thanks to the author, and thanks to the paper that stood up to the folks who aren't able to use anonymity responsibly.
i hope it is not a single piece and there will be a follow up with news of justice. there is a bizarre comment on the perpetrator's possible excuses for the not facing his/her crime -- a sentiment that is very much in the same (tasteless) vein of condescension that prompted the article. there is no personal shame in poverty but that is no reason or relation for justice being non-applicable and/or minimized responsibility because of lack of deep pockets. the fucked up things that people will say in hope of seeming generous... or just trolling... then again maybe just banal.


thang van ung said:
i hope it is not a single piece and there will be a follow up with news of justice. there is a bizarre comment on the perpetrator's possible excuses for the not facing his/her crime -- a sentiment that is very much in the same (tasteless) vein of condescension that prompted the article. there is no personal shame in poverty but that is no reason or relation for justice being non-applicable and/or minimized responsibility because of lack of deep pockets. the fucked up things that people will say in hope of seeming generous... or just trolling... then again maybe just banal.

I hope you'll forgive those of us who've been following and taking stories like this one to heart for many years, who've been forced to make peace with the most likely outcome, i.e. driver never identified (which in the end is often less painful for the victim's survivors than the all-too-common story of a few hours of community service for the driver after a year or two of dragging through the courts.)
I'm with ya on that iggi.



iggi said:
If they dont have a ghost bike program down there...it might be nice to arrange that. i would take a weekend to deliver it.
I sent the author a simple "thank you" and he responded thusly:

We've now had six bicyclist deaths in the Tampa Bay area, including Mr. Smith's, in the last couple of months. Hope it helps, and thanks for writing.
Regards,
Andrew


Gives a hair more perspective on where he's coming from.
Six in Tampa area? For a smaller metro area, seems like a high number per capita- looks like a good place not to ride... Any stats on how many bike vs car related fatalities in Chicago and Chicago-area available for 2010?

H3N3 said:
I sent the author a simple "thank you" and he responded thusly:

We've now had six bicyclist deaths in the Tampa Bay area, including Mr. Smith's, in the last couple of months. Hope it helps, and thanks for writing.
Regards,
Andrew


Gives a hair more perspective on where he's coming from.

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