I posted the story below about how a bicyclist was killed
by woman driver who was downloading cell phone ring tones,
and how Democratic State Attorney Julia Reitz, who ironically
is listed as working for a personal-injury law firm, let the killer
get away with vehicular homicide with only a slap on the wrist. http://www.news-gazette.com/news/loc...cyclists_death
Since then I've learned that State Attorney Julia Reitz got into
office based on only about $12500 of campaign funds,
according to official records, most of which was a loan from
herself, thus it appears on the surface that her campaign was not
funded by a cell phone company or car company.
Her decision to misrepresent the situation in order to avoid
prosecuting is thus unexplained. Perhaps she has
ambitions that doing the right thing would disrupt?
If you feel outraged by this situation, and wonder
if you can feel safe riding a bicycle in the USA when
state officials like Julia Reitz take the killing of bicyclists
so lightly, like the swatting of a fly, I would suggest that you
email both the reporter and the State Attorney herself.
You can contact the reporter Mary Shenk here: http://www.news-gazette.com/news/reporter/mschenk/
The email for State Attorney Julia Reitz's office is firstname.lastname@example.org
and the phone number is 217-384-3733.
When citizens don't speak up, politicians forget they exist.
Reitz had mishandled this situation so badly,
it's worth asking whether she can be removed from office.