Road Crime

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Re: Road Crime

Postby mattaudio » December 4th, 2014, 10:14 am

This discussion happened about a month ago on twitter and IRL.

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Re: Road Crime

Postby woofner » December 4th, 2014, 10:59 am

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.
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Re: Road Crime

Postby MNdible » December 4th, 2014, 11:03 am

So we're agreed, it will be called "car boom boom" from now on?

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Re: Road Crime

Postby woofner » December 4th, 2014, 11:12 am

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.'
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Re: Road Crime

Postby mulad » December 4th, 2014, 11:24 am

crash, collide, bump, impact, sideswipe, t-bone, flip, wreck, smack, pileup, crackup, smashup, ...

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Re: Road Crime

Postby EOst » December 4th, 2014, 11:44 am

"Collision" seems suitably hoity.

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Re: Road Crime

Postby PhilmerPhil » December 4th, 2014, 12:09 pm

When it comes serious matters like this, I always consult with Gary.
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Re: Road Crime

Postby mattaudio » December 4th, 2014, 12:34 pm

Those billboards are a pox on my neighborhood.

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Re: Road Crime

Postby mattaudio » December 5th, 2014, 10:29 am

Police: 15-year-old boy dies after man deliberately runs into him at Kansas City Somali center
http://www.startribune.com/nation/284853411.html

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Re: Road Crime

Postby David Greene » December 5th, 2014, 11:08 am

Any updates on the driver who plowed through the protesters? Haven't heard a thing.

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Re: Road Crime

Postby mplser » December 5th, 2014, 3:03 pm

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

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Re: Road Crime

Postby Anondson » December 12th, 2014, 7:51 am

Maybe not a full crime, but there is an insane amount of uninsured driving going on.

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

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Re: Road Crime

Postby Anondson » December 23rd, 2014, 6:24 pm

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?

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Re: Road Crime

Postby gpete » December 24th, 2014, 9:22 am

I believe this is the relevant statute: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=169A.63

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Re: Road Crime

Postby Realstreets » December 30th, 2014, 1:10 pm

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:

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Re: Road Crime

Postby mattaudio » January 6th, 2015, 10:20 am

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.

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Re: Road Crime

Postby MNdible » January 6th, 2015, 10:56 am

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.

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Re: Road Crime

Postby Viktor Vaughn » January 6th, 2015, 11:12 am

How so?

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Re: Road Crime

Postby MNdible » January 6th, 2015, 11:29 am

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.

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Re: Road Crime

Postby David Greene » January 6th, 2015, 11:31 am

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.


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