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Re: Road Crime

Posted: December 4th, 2014, 10:14 am
by mattaudio
This discussion happened about a month ago on twitter and IRL.

Re: Road Crime

Posted: December 4th, 2014, 10:59 am
by woofner
MNdible wrote:"Car crash" looks absurd in formal writing.
I'm in unmitigated agreement with yourself that the linguistic construction 'crash' has two few syllables to be considered appropriate for serious writing.

Re: Road Crime

Posted: December 4th, 2014, 11:03 am
by MNdible
So we're agreed, it will be called "car boom boom" from now on?

Re: Road Crime

Posted: December 4th, 2014, 11:12 am
by woofner
I believe the term 'car-go-boom-boom' is used most often in academic literature.

EDIT: Oh wait, no, I just checked lexus nexus and it turns out the troglodytes in the academy actually use 'crash.'

Re: Road Crime

Posted: December 4th, 2014, 11:24 am
by mulad
crash, collide, bump, impact, sideswipe, t-bone, flip, wreck, smack, pileup, crackup, smashup, ...

Re: Road Crime

Posted: December 4th, 2014, 11:44 am
by EOst
"Collision" seems suitably hoity.

Re: Road Crime

Posted: December 4th, 2014, 12:09 pm
by PhilmerPhil
When it comes serious matters like this, I always consult with Gary.
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EDIT: (Looks like lil Fido does too.)

Re: Road Crime

Posted: December 4th, 2014, 12:34 pm
by mattaudio
Those billboards are a pox on my neighborhood.

Re: Road Crime

Posted: December 5th, 2014, 10:29 am
by mattaudio
Police: 15-year-old boy dies after man deliberately runs into him at Kansas City Somali center
http://www.startribune.com/nation/284853411.html

Re: Road Crime

Posted: December 5th, 2014, 11:08 am
by David Greene
Any updates on the driver who plowed through the protesters? Haven't heard a thing.

Re: Road Crime

Posted: December 5th, 2014, 3:03 pm
by mplser
I dont think anything will happen to that guy, sadly. If they were going to arrest him they would have done it when he was stopped 2 blocks away talking to the cops

Re: Road Crime

Posted: December 12th, 2014, 7:51 am
by Anondson
Maybe not a full crime, but there is an insane amount of uninsured driving going on.

http://www.startribune.com/politics/sta ... 72331.html

Re: Road Crime

Posted: December 23rd, 2014, 6:24 pm
by Anondson
Came across this tweet, hadn't seen it in the news.

https://twitter.com/mnappeals/status/547491698767826944

"8th Circuit says MN vehicle #forfeiture laws based on #drunk driving do not violate #constitution. @maddonline"

Anyone have Google-fu to find the exact law and the ruling about this law?

Re: Road Crime

Posted: December 24th, 2014, 9:22 am
by gpete
I believe this is the relevant statute: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=169A.63

Re: Road Crime

Posted: December 30th, 2014, 1:10 pm
by Realstreets
mplser wrote:I dont think anything will happen to that guy, sadly. If they were going to arrest him they would have done it when he was stopped 2 blocks away talking to the cops
This is unconscionable. Especially considering the guy had prior DUIs. :evil:

Re: Road Crime

Posted: January 6th, 2015, 10:20 am
by mattaudio
Charges "weighed" against guy who ran over a woman on Lake Street.
http://www.startribune.com/local/minnea ... 54471.html

I'd suggest we all write impact statements to the county attorney, noting how it would make us feel if we were to know that motorists could intentionally run into and injure non-motorists free from repercussion.

Re: Road Crime

Posted: January 6th, 2015, 10:56 am
by MNdible
While I'm certainly not supporting hitting people with cars, I have to say that the photos from the Strib do make the victims appear somewhat less sympathetic.

Re: Road Crime

Posted: January 6th, 2015, 11:12 am
by Viktor Vaughn
How so?

Re: Road Crime

Posted: January 6th, 2015, 11:29 am
by MNdible
Well, it looks like they deliberately tried to get hit for the benefit of the crowding media. By all accounts, the car was moving very slowly.

Re: Road Crime

Posted: January 6th, 2015, 11:31 am
by David Greene
It doesn't matter. When you have a sea of people in front of you, *you don't move forward!* The driver could have turned around like everyone else. He chose to move forward to make a statement.