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WOW - Man charged with trying to run down jogger (Read 1232 times)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


    just a simple cat

      That guy needs a psych evaluation!

       

      Running is stupid

      JimR


        I wonder what Cassandra Jolly was practicing that was deceptive?


        A Sweetheart

          A good reason to do your speedwork.  These things always happen to joggers, never to runners.

          I want to do it because I want to do it.  -Amelia Earhart

            A good reason to do your speedwork.  These things always happen to joggers, never to runners.

             

            Yes leaving open the option of wearing them down:

             

            In training he was fearless, felt himself too easily capable of
            violence. He often contemplated what he would do if someone
            stopped and challenged him. He figured he would put them
            through a little of what his life was all about first; taunt them into
            giving chase. He would stay just a little out of their grasp, egg
            them on and on. Perhaps they would make half a mile or so,
            depending on how well he could lead them on, perhaps their own
            sense of pride might surface, a byproduct of a terrible
            misconception about what was actually happening. Shorter had
            once run the legs off an entire gang of hooligans in the hills of
            New Mexico, despite already being tired from a 15-mile run. You
            would watch for the signs, Cassidy thought, the ones you knew so
            very well; the pain, the bewilderment, the blankness that would
            eventually come close to despair. He would make it a challenge, so
            they would forget their original purpose and keep on going just to
            show this bastard, this...this...(then it would dawn) runner.
            Then he would simply turn and face them. He would take on
            anyone like that, he thought. He would take on Muhammad Ali, so
            long as he could direct the preliminaries.
            Cassidy knew very well that he could take men, otherwise
            strong and brave men, to places they had never been before. Places
            where life and death overlapped in surreal valleys of muscle gloom
            and heart despair, where one begins to realize once more that
            nothing really matters at all and that stopping (death?) is all; where
            all men can finally get the slick skin of civilization off and see that
            soft pink glow inside that tells you-in both cunnilingus and bullet
            wounds-that there are no secrets.
            A visitor's taste, in short, of the distance runner's daily fare. He
            would fight them then, if they still wanted to, after they knew. But they

            wouldn't want to, he was sure of that. They would walk away
            with nothing more than a hard-won understanding

            "If you have the fire, run..." -John Climacus


            Feeling the growl again

              I'm really surprised they even did anything.  I've reported a couple assaults while running (big wonder I no longer live there) and they had no serious interest in doing anything about it, even with a license plate (or, in the other case, the police officer as a firsthand witness).

               

              He's obviously not too bright as there was no evidence other than her report, and he simply admitted to it.

              "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

               


              Needs more cowbell!

                I'm really surprised they even did anything.  I've reported a couple assaults while running (big wonder I no longer live there) and they had no serious interest in doing anything about it, even with a license plate (or, in the other case, the police officer as a firsthand witness).

                 

                He's obviously not too bright as there was no evidence other than her report, and he simply admitted to it.

                 

                I've read far too many stories about this sort of stuff aimed at cyclists.  In the majority of cases the motorist gets little more than a slap on the wrist, even when they've killed someone with their car.  It's unbelievable to me that if someone shoots another person with a gun that it's deemed murder, but if they run another person down with a motor vehicle that it's not seen as anything more than a misdemeanor in many cases.

                I shoot pretty things! ~

                '14 Goals:

                • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

                • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                  I wonder if they would have pursued it had he have not so openly admitted he did it. His admission of his actions left no option, really. The guy seems nuts. 

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                    Zoom, that's cuz cyclists deserve it runners don't.


                    Needs more cowbell!

                      Zoom, that's cuz cyclists deserve it runners don't.

                       

                      Spoken like a true lawyer.  I hear your kind eat their young.

                      I shoot pretty things! ~

                      '14 Goals:

                      • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

                      • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                        Lawyer:

                         

                        "If you have the fire, run..." -John Climacus


                        Feeling the growl again

                          Spoken like a true lawyer.  I hear your kind eat their young.

                           

                          Lawyers don't have young.  They would be liabilities.

                          "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

                           

                            A true lawyer would have written "because" not "cuz". In any event, it was a joke. I was recently "assaulted" as a runner (assault, if I remember torts class, being a credible threat of imminent physical harm). Thought it was unusual as I have been running the better part of the last 5-6 yrs w/o incident. However, in my last town (Boxford ma), we ( meaning me and the other parents of 6-14 year old children that I interacted with) called cyclists "bike nazis" as we were inundated with serious recreational cyclists from all over eastern ma who used our "bucolic" country roads as their training grounds and who often ignored the rules of the road,e.g., ride in single file. I can't count the times I was forced to move way over the center line while shuttling my kids to and from sporting and other events to avoid pairs or large groups of cyclists disobeying basic road courtesy. Can't say that has ever happens with runners.
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                              Needs more cowbell!

                                who often ignored the rules of the road,e.g., ride in single file. I can't count the times I was forced to move way over the center line while shuttling my kids to and from sporting and other events to avoid pairs or large groups of cyclists disobeying basic road courtesy. Can't say that has ever happens with runners.

                                 

                                Is single-file really the law where you are?  Here 2 abreast is legal.  In some areas/states I have even seen 3-abreast as the law, but I think that's rather rare.  I'd assume you know the law, given your profession...though it seems that many "educated" folks assume that it's single-file everywhere, then get their panties in a wad when they wrongly assume law-abiding cyclists are breaking the law.

                                 

                                And, yeah, the law also allows cyclists to take the lane if the right edge of the road has a rough or non-existent shoulder.  That's not cyclists being assholes, it's cyclists looking out for their own safety.

                                 

                                Do you get upset when farm vehicles or horses or Amish buggies take up part of a lane and force you to cross the center line to go around?  There seems to be a double standard with a lot of drivers arbitrarily picking and choosing who to be pissed at.

                                I shoot pretty things! ~

                                '14 Goals:

                                • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

                                • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

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