Posted by Anon2, a member of the Rancho Romero Elementary School community, on Apr 22, 2009 at 11:54 am
As Forrest Gump would say, "Stupid is as stupid does". There's no telling why people do the goofy things they do. I am amazed that the guy is 36 years old. That's sort of old for such a juvenile outburst, you know?
Posted by Member, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Apr 24, 2009 at 1:47 pm
People are angry, financially strapped, stressed, drugged and medicated and venting their rage on the road. If you drive a better car, or look a certain way you may fall victim. It's a jungle out there and the animals have two legs. Yoga, listening to music and exercize work well, but most people are in a hurry to get to the next destination and don't take time for themselves.
Posted by cardfark, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Apr 28, 2009 at 7:17 am
Sfgate.com has today published a copy of DA Kochly's letter to the local Police Departments, advising them of the changes in his office's charging policies. It appears to indicate that Mr. Kephart's behavior will be considered for prosecution because it occurred prior to the Monday, May 4th effective date of the changes.
If it had occured thereafter, it apparantly would not, as simple assaults & batteries, and weapons violations not involving firearms, will be off the table. Yikes.
Posted by Karl, a member of the Tassajara Hills Elementary School community, on Apr 28, 2009 at 8:08 pm
Good for calling the police. This is dumb AND dangerours. As far as the DA not prosecuting such a crime, the good thing is that it will still be on the driver's record WHETHER he is ever prosecuted. The police / Sheriff's Dept willcontinue to enforce the law.
3 Cheers to the motorist who reported this individual. Hopefully this will be a 'wake-up' call. The problem is when such circumstances go UNREPORTED. We need to stand up to these thugs!
Posted by Ron, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Apr 30, 2009 at 7:21 pm
The guy must have anger issues. He cuts off another driver in the proper lane and then pulls a knife. Everyone knows that lane ends and all drivers should be alert enough to allow room for idiots or dont allow enough room for them to get in. This is the same at Saycamore heading east off 680. I believe in waiting my turn but I just take the left lane so these idiots cant cut in front of me. The cops should sit there and issue tickes for driving in the bike lane as many do. Its only a matter of time before someone gets run over.
I am glad he called the cops, I would have failed that test and figured out where he lives and apply my own justice. Three rolls of quarters in a thick sock works well.