So, he accidentally hit six cyclist while attempting to 'only' assault them with exhaust and the authorities let him go. WTF!?!
If that's the case it's because they're afraid of the fallout from a parent or relative with some say in the matter...I'm speculating here, but I bet the police on the scene think big trucks and rolling coal are cool, and think hitting a bunch of nerds on bicycles is no big deal.
I will bet that the outward anger is based on inner fear. Cyclists represent a threat to a dying way of life that cannot be sustained. And yes, that others in that community have the same recalcitrance and fear. That is what is creating the aggression.I'm speculating here, but I bet the police on the scene think big trucks and rolling coal are cool, and think hitting a bunch of nerds on bicycles is no big deal.
I don't think that most people in the US believe cycling is a threat to their way of life. Many probably think that cyclists are inconvenient and that the roads were built for only cars. It is more a feeling of entitlement than fear. There is also a certain type of idiot out there that thinks this type of stunt is fun and cool to do. I have run for exercise for more than 40 years. I have had drinks thrown at me, cars swerve at me to scare me, horns honked, and the ever popular "run Forrest run" yelled at me many many times.I will bet that the outward anger is based on inner fear. Cyclists represent a threat to a dying way of life that cannot be sustained. And yes, that others in that community have the same recalcitrance and fear. That is what is creating the aggression.
So you're saying the fact he's 16 should allow him to still be walking around as if nothing happened if he shot somebody? What the difference? That kid needs some of the right kind of attention....That he is a juvenile probably has something to do with no arrest.
Here’s a happier ending
Ethan Anthony Couch (born April 11, 1997) is an American who, at age 16, killed four people while driving under the influence on June 15, 2013, in Burleson, Texas. Couch was driving while intoxicated and under the influence of drugs, was driving on a restricted license and was speeding in a residential area when he lost control of his vehicle, colliding with a group of people assisting another driver with a disabled sport utility vehicle. Four people were killed in the collision, and a total of nine people were injured. Two passengers in Couch's pickup truck suffered serious injuries, with one passenger suffering complete paralysis.
Couch was indicted on four counts of intoxication manslaughter for recklessly driving under the influence. In December 2013, Judge Jean Hudson Boyd sentenced Couch to ten years of probation, subsequently ordering him to undergo therapy at a long term inpatient facility. Before sentencing, Couch's attorneys had argued that Couch had "affluenza" and needed rehabilitation instead of prison, arguing that Couch had no understanding of boundaries as his affluent parents had never given him any. Couch's sentence, judged by many as outrageously lenient, set off what The New York Times called "an emotional, angry debate that has stretched far beyond the North Texas suburbs".