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A subpoena arrived in the mail Friday, ordering me to appear in court to testify (as the victim) in a aggravated assault trail.

I was riding along a wide bike path on my road bicycle when a vehicle rolls slowly past me in the far outside lane...BAM! a Gatorade bottle, about half full, strikes me.
An older couple drives past looking at me not doing anything (thanks, I'll remember that), then a guy in a smaller pick-up rolls up with his window down and asks if I know those guys. I tell him no. He shakes his head and I can see him talking on a portable radio, the kind the police use.

He follows this vehicle into an apartment complex and they eventually end up back at the front entrance.
This guy, who I later learn is an off-duty narcotics detective engages these 4 "people" and orders them to remain at the vehicle for questioning.
They begin arguing and resisting the officer, who at this point calls for back-up (I can hear sirens awhailin)

The driver is arrested for; possession of cocaine, extreme DUI.
The front passenger is arrested for; aggravated assault, resisting arrested- assault on a police officer.
Third passenger is arrested for; disorderly intoxication and resisting.
Fourth passenger is released.

I get home and my wife (who was doing a separate ride) asks, “how was your ride?”...let me tell you about my ride.

BTW: This was suppose to go to trial last year, however, the defendant skipped and was on the run for 8 months.

I hope that if any of you see something like this happen you will get involved in some way.
 

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Wow, a lot more exciting than my usual rides. Glad to see a Police officer step up and do the right thing about pursuing the guys in the truck even on his off day. After all the bad stuff we hear it is good to hear a good story.
 

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Make sure to wear Lycra to court. That will impress the judge.
 

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walter2007 said:
I fail to see why you have to make something out of nothing. Would you have commented if the op had said 4 Americans or 4 Russians or 4 Canadians?
Nobody would say any of those things (with the possible exception of "4 Russians"). If it was four anglo-americans, it would be "four guys", which is all it was. That they were "Mexican" (were they citizens of Mexico?) adds nothing to the story other than a cue to load-up whatever stereotypes the reader might have of people with brown skin.

I hope these jerks get the book thrown at them.
 

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Freakin' awesome. Nice play by the off-duty detective in making the bust, and you detaining that one guy. Maybe these f-tards will finally catch some kind of clue.

Also, the DUI/cocaine guy looks like he's going down for awhile... that can't hurt road safety around where you live.

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Dave Hickey said:
I'm glad to see they are going to trial over this but i fail to see what their nationality has to do with it....
I don't feel that the OP emphasized the "Mexicans" aspect of the incident... he simply stated that they were Mexican. Since he was there, I assume that's a correct statement.

Had he said something like "these 4 f***ing Mexicans", I would've had a big problem with it, but nothing remotely like that was said. Obviously, asshatishness knows no color. *shrug*

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My guess is that you'll show up, get paid a bit on money & then be told that there is a continuance.

Happened to me two weeks ago. Subpoenaed over a hit and run ("fleeing the scene"), where the woman had hit my leashed dog in a crosswalk with the walk sign & despite me hitting her vehicle and yelling stop (dog is fine).

Why the continuance? Japanese lady, who I believe was here legally, needed an immigration attorney, as I'm sure these Mexicans will as well. Good riddance to scum like these; if only we could deport citizens that behaved this way, as well.

Good luck!
 

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Dave Hickey said:
I'm glad to see they are going to trial over this but i fail to see what their nationality has to do with it....
If they are not US citizens they are going to end up in the clutches of immigration. Plus, Trouble is probably going to have to make another appearance at court because they will get a routine continuance over the issue of not being citizens and needing an immigration attorney.

Since they'll get deported, that's 4 dirtbags off the street.
 

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jorgy said:
Why the continuance? Japanese lady, who I believe was here legally, needed an immigration attorney, as I'm sure these Mexicans will as well. Good riddance to scum like these; if only we could deport citizens that behaved this way, as well.
You realize, don't you, that some of the more politically-correct among us are going to interpret your comments as calling them scumbags and dirtbags because they're Mexican, not because of their actions, right?

I say this as a SF Bay Area liberal, btw. Well, center-left, at least. I'm not PC enough to qualify as 'full liberal'. :thumbsup:

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Interesting. Have you been given any idea by the D.A. if the case is actually going to trial or if you just received a subpoena for settlement purposes?

Do keep us up to date on how this plays out.

I'd be interesting to know how your state's agg. assault statute is worded.

In any case, good luck and I hope it works out for you.
 
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