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Hey everyone. The man who Killed Bobby Cann has an extremely good and well paid layer. The facts coming out are that his BAC was .127 (roughly 6 drinks in an hour) and that he was driving 50 in a 30 when he hit Bobby. There were three other people in the car with him and no one stopped him from driving.
http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20130601/old-town/100k-bond-for-man-...

I am posting this because keeping media attention on this is prob the best way to make sure that these people do not get off easy.

I am asking for people to come out and talk about this. To show up at the court hearings and to over all not let this get swept under the rug.

I am asking for people in the community that can help with the to please get a hold of me.

Thanks!

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Disrespectful and unremorseful on the scene... :(

From where did you hear that they were disrespectful at the scene? I can't imagine that being the case, but you can never be quite sure how callous people are.

Chicago Police are looking for volunteer court advocates for the July 17, 2013 court date. (It's at 9am at the 26th Street Court House.) What this means is, the police coordinate with concerned citizens who appear in court to show their support for the case. The sense is, when the community gets involved it sends a signal to the judge that this isn't "just another DUI" and helps to encourage stricter sentencing. 

If you are interested in volunteering, you can contact the Chicago Police 18th District Community Policing Office at 312-742-5778.

SIGN THIS PETITION:

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/no-plea-bargain-for-ryne

Petition Background

Ryne Sanhamel, while driving drunk with a Blood-Alcohol level of .125 drove into and killed cyclist Bobby Cann. Rather than allowing him to bargain for a plea agreement he should get a full trial, in open and public court, to determine his sentencing for this Reckless Homicide and Aggravated DUI felony crime.

Petition Statement

Ryne Sanhamel, while driving drunk with a Blood-Alcohol level of .125 drove into and killed cyclist Bobby Cann. He should stand full trial and not a negotiated plea bargain to determine his sentence.

Petition to Anita Alvarez, Cook County State's Attorney

Agreed.

Still, there's no reason we can't do both and show up to the court date in July, as well as push for the construction of protected bike lane's in the city. 

Nick said:

I'm more interested in the issue regarding public bike lanes.  I think Bobby Cann would want our focus to be there, not on Ryne. 

I agree. Both issues are important. I heard they were disrespectful on the scene from of friend of mine and bobby's that spoke with the arresting officer. I also talked to Marcus from Yojimbo's who was one of the first people on the scene and he made no mention of the driver trying to help Bobby. In any case this guy must have had 6 drinks in an hour and was driving over 50 in a 30. I am not trying to be disrespectful or draw attention away from other issues but this man killed my friend.

I have contacted the Mayor's office and asked them to make a statement about bike safety in the city. I have also contacted IDOT ( where Bobby was hit is under their jurisdiction for some odd reason) and it looks like they are going to be putting a protected bike lane in now. 

Awareness and bike safety in this city are important issues and need to be addressed. I urge you Nick to also contact the Mayors office and IDOT on these topics.  

Ummm, who are the half dozen cyclists who've been killed since this past Wednesday and where did these deaths happen?  


Nick said:

Of course they are.  They don't want the focus on the real issue, the bike lanes.  The more I read up about this, the whole story is just so sad.  And what's worse is that people are going to spend all the time blaming this kid Ryne when meanwhile a half dozen other bikers have since died from being struck by a car.

Brian said:

Chicago Police are looking for volunteer court advocates for the July 17, 2013 court date. (It's at 9am at the 26th Street Court House.) What this means is, the police coordinate with concerned citizens who appear in court to show their support for the case. The sense is, when the community gets involved it sends a signal to the judge that this isn't "just another DUI" and helps to encourage stricter sentencing. 

If you are interested in volunteering, you can contact the Chicago Police 18th District Community Policing Office at 312-742-5778.

I disagree, Nick.  It's not the City's fault that drunks are killing people any more than it's the City's fault that hundreds of people are shooting and killing each other.  If it were the City's responsibility they they would outlaw liquor (been there) and outlaw guns (done that).

Goodnight sweet prince.

Nick said:

Peace.

If we're saying that 28 years old is a kid, then we have taken extended adolescence way too far.  At age 28, the driver knew what he was doing.  With a blood alcohol level of .127, Ryne San Hamel was absolutely polluted.  He was trashed at 6:35 pm, before some of us even had dinner.

And if some posters can say "Bobby Cann would have" wanted this or done that, then I can say Ryne San Hamel knew how drunk he was and knew how dangerous he was behind the wheel.

A witch hunt isn't going to do anything for anyone, but if we can help out by showing up to court one day in order that this doesn't get swept under the rug like so many other cycling tragedies, then I'd love to be there. I think it would make a lot more sense for us all to push for PBL's and use this as an opportunity to become more active in the community than it does to get cynical about the situation or narrowly focus on Ryne.

Are you retarded?  If he had not had a .127 BAC there probably would not have been an accident because he would have not been doing 20 over the speed limit.  Drunk driving is a far larger danger to cyclists than a lack of infrastructure. The dude got wasted and killed a person, why should he not be in jail for a long time?

Also, I have driven a car drunk, I did it when I was much younger than the driver in this incident and I will never do it again.  I also will not get into a car with a drunk driver and I will make great efforts to prevent an drunk from driving.  I can, and will, throw that stone.

Nick said:

Yes and blaming Ryne, like this guy and his petition is conveniently taking the blame off the city. Are you going to sit there and say these things about 'he needs to go to jail for a very long time' as if you have never had drinks and driven a car? Or been in a car when the driver has been drinking? Be honest before you start throwing stones.

Don't get it twisted. The city doesn't want us talking about the bike lanes here. Which is why they are calling on the public, something they rarely do. Had he not had a .1 BAC, it would be a bike lane issue. Such bs. FOCUS ON THE CITY! They are the ones who will get a way with murder here, Ryne's fate is sealed already.

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