"Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please." (Mark Twain)
Monday, October 17, 2005
It may surprise you to learn that Global Limo, Inc., although it has been ordered to suspend operations, has so far been spared criminal charges. Mr. Gutiérrez, on the other hand, has been in custody for immigration violations since the incident and now faces charges of negligent homicide. Apparently, in Texas, there's an "it's always the drivers' fault" doctrine of criminal responsibility with which I had not previously been acquainted:
"The bus is under his care, custody and control and so is everyone on board," said Sgt. Don Peritz.
"Safe transportation from the nursing home to the final destination is his responsibility. Based on the end result, he failed in that responsibility."
There, that's tidy.