Janet Lee

Janet Lee
Photo:Janet Lee, injured by a taxi partition.

Thursday, June 09, 2016

David Spade

NOTE TO DAVID SPADE on facebook; I love your work and the characters you've created. I can understand you getting away without wearing a seat belt here because in "Tommy Boy" you, miraculously, are unaffected by the forces of inertia when the cab driver slams on the brakes, but Chris Farley wasn't so lucky when the cab stopped. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLYmNeyxO5g is a you tube video that demonstrates what really happens when one is thrown into the partition in a sudden stop. Can we talk? Many celebrities have been injured this way. Iman crushed every bone in her face. Stephen Tyler suffered a cut lip. Many state troopers have perished because in a high speed rear end collision (a not infrequent occurrence) because they remained (unconscious) in the burning vehicle due to impact with the partition. Massachusetts State Trooper Ellen Engelhardt died eight years after her crash. Her head injury was devastating. Massachusetts State Trooper Thomas Clardy was killed just recently due to a partition to head injury. I need help. This must stop. There are safety laws. They are being violated. Letters of warning have been issued.https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=16460828... they can be seen here.

Caesar Goodson

"Goodson is the only officer among the six charged to refuse... to provide a statement to police. All of the officers have pleaded not guilty."
Goodson has opted for a bench (judge) trial. Cops do well when they choose a judge rather than jury.
Goodson has much to fear in this case. His attorney should deflect some liability and responsibility to the people involved in the vehicle modifications which caused Freddie Grays' death.
Goodson used the illegal modifications to inflict injury. A common practice of some police offcers.
The fleet manager for the Baltimore Police Department bears considerable responsibility for ordering, installing and using sub-standard, non-complying, illegal vehicle modifications.
Will such modifications continue?
I have notified the Maryland Department of Public Safety and the State Police Fleet Manager about these risks and been mostly ignored AFAIK.