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listen to this first http://bit.ly/a7N2Vp: then read


http://www.mercurynews.com/bay-area-news/ci_15882563?source=rss


Kay Blanset didn't expect her new job as an office assistant to be very exciting. Then her co-workers told her about the open secret their arrogant boss, Robert Schiro, had been keeping:
He was the hit-and-run driver who plowed into a bicyclist in Saratoga in 2009, leaving her brain damaged and near death. Schiro, whose license was suspended at the time for drunk driving, denied to the police that he was at the wheel. But in private he told a different story.

"I urged the people I worked with to go to the police, but no one would," Blanset told me. "So I knew I had to."

And that's how a Gilroy grandmother set a trap for a guy who had been stonewalling the cops for months, living in his hillside home with his girlfriends and his fancy cars, while the young woman he ran down fought through pain, physical weakness and memory loss.
When Blanset told the cops what her co-workers had said, the authorities said they needed more than hearsay. She would have to get Schiro's admissions first-hand.
 

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Great work Granny! More people like this in the world will keep the moral fiber which weaves through our community strong. As for the degenerates who knew about the circumstances and their boss being a criminal should rot for not being forthcoming.

The Santa Clara County DA should look at filing criminal charges for each person who knew and did not come forward. This is clearly a violation of California Penal Code 32: Accessory after the fact.

"Every person who, after a felony has been committed, harbors, conceals or aids a principal in such felony, with the intent that said principal may avoid or escape from arrest, trial, conviction or punishment, having knowledge that said principal has committed such felony or has been charged with such felony or convicted thereof, is an accessory to such felony."
 

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I applaud Kay Blansett for her actions. She helped finally pin this piece of trash to the wall.

It's just a cryin' shame that the DA's office seems so eager to settle for the traditional 'wrist-slap' treatment. I don't care if he's old, he was driving on a suspended license and very likely drunk. He did a clear felony hit-and-run. And he caused long-term brain damage to a young woman with a promising future. In fact, he very nearly killed her.

And he'll get sentenced to a year in county, at most?(which probably means 6 months actually served). Maybe even just house arrest? :skep:

Guess our local Asst DA, Mr. Carlos Vega, is a joke, as his is office. And a bad one at that.

/ Perhaps the civil trial will be more promising. You'd think with a decent legal team, Miss Jackson should be able to take Mr. Schiro to the cleaners, or close. Though he deserves much more than that.
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Just fyi,

The victim Ashleigh Jacksson just got married and just had a baby girl! This latest development is very important for her. Some daily tasks are difficult because of the brain injury but she is moving forward and upward.

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