Wednesday, August 29, 2007

One Year Since "SUV Jihad" in SF - And Still No Trial

Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of the "SUV Jihad," when Omeed Aziz Popal, an immigrant fresh back in the USA from Afghanistan - where he was attending his arranged marriage - all of a sudden, for NO REASON, went on a hit-and-run rampage that killed one man and injured 18 others.

At one point in May, attorneys appeared to be ready to move forward with the preliminary examination, the hearing in which a judge determines if there is enough evidence to send the case to trial.

But when the case was assigned to a different courtroom, Deputy District Attorney James Thompson said that he was not ready to proceed because he was waiting on evidence and police reports from Alameda County District Attorney's Office as well as the Fremont Police Department.

Leave it to the SF D.A.s office to drag their feet on a high profile case involving an immigrant. I don't know why their trying to amass so much information, when they'll probably try to argue for a lenient sentence, as usual.

If they don't get their butts in gear, we may see what happened with that judge dismissed a child molestation case against another immigrant because his right to a speedy trial was violated.

And, believe it or not, Kamala Harris is running unopposed for District Attorney! Great... four more years of this bullshit!

From InsideBayArea

1 comment:

Cappy said...

You are not alone. Cleveland is a similar cesspool of liberalism, although less expensive. Basically, normal people head for the county line here ASAP!