Saturday, February 20, 2010

Same song, different verse

Main Entry: ac·ci·dent
Pronunciation: \ˈak-sə-dənt, -ˌdent; ˈaks-dənt\
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin accident-, accidens nonessential quality, chance, from present participle of accidere to happen, from ad- + cadere to fall — more at chance
Date: 14th century

1 a : an unforeseen and unplanned event or circumstance b : lack of intention or necessity : chance
2 a : an unfortunate event resulting especially from carelessness or ignorance b : an unexpected and medically important bodily event especially when injurious c : an unexpected happening causing loss or injury which is not due to any fault or misconduct on the part of the person injured but for which legal relief may be sought d —used euphemistically to refer to an involuntary act or instance of urination or defecation
3 : a nonessential property or quality of an entity or circumstance

Warren Diepraam is at it again - criminalizing traffic accidents and trying to brand a driver who made a mistake as a felon.

Of course Mr. Diepraam has now taken his traveling circus act up the road to Montgomery County where he's hoping the powers that be won't have noticed the headaches he left behind in Harris County.

For Warren, there is no grey. Everything is black and white. Traffic accidents are called accidents for a reason. No one intended for them to happen. Accidents occur because one or more drivers were negligent in the operation of their car -- the fact that some was injured doesn't make it any more likely that the other driver intended to hit him.

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