Today’s Headlines

  • Hit and Run Suspect Charged with Murder of Heather Miller (SFExaminer)
  • SF Supes Pass Budget and Get Transport-Funding Sales Tax on Nov. Ballot (SFExaminer)
  • More on In-Law Units (Socketsite)
  • Oakland Backs Rent Control (SFGate)
  • BART Looking for a Few Good Engineers (EastBayTimes)
  • BART Delays Between Freemont and Hayward (Kron4)
  • New Golden Gate Park Bike Cut Throughs (Hoodline)
  • Ped and Other Improvements Discussed for South SF Intersection (DailyJournal)
  • Rent Control Will be on San Mateo Ballot (DailyJournal)
  • Republicans Who Like Public Transit and Livable Streets (SFBizTimes)
  • Call for More Regulation of Driverless Cars (MercNews)
  • Commentary: Landlords Did Not Create Housing Crunch so Stop Blaming Them (EastBayTimes)

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  • pepper

    “Republicans Who Like Public Transit and Livable Streets”

    Hope our own Scott Wiener made the list!

  • murphstahoe

    The charges for the death in GGP are substantially higher than the death in SoMa. Other than the auto burglary, what’s the nominal difference?

  • gneiss

    The charge for murder is a result of the homicide happening during the commission of a felony:

  • Carol Johnson

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  • RichLL

    Yes, there is no evidence in either case that the driver intended to kill, so normally manslaughter would be a more appropriate charge, assuming that the negligence rose to that level.

    It clearly did rise to that level in the GGP incident but it is less obvious in the SOMA incident where, had the driver not fled, I suspect the charges would be more modest.

    The GGP driver was driving a stolen vehicle, was speeding and was on the wrong side of the road. None of that appears true for the SOMA incident

  • p_chazz

    The fourth-largest city in the Bay Area is called Fremont, after military officer, explorer and politician John C. Fremont, with one “e”, not “Freemont.”

  • murphstahoe

    A stolen vehicle operates the same as a non-stolen vehicle.

    GGP – speeding and went on the wrong side of the road.

    SOMA – speeding, ran a red light.

    “He hit several other vehicles” – aside from the fact that a bicycle is a “vehicle” – the hit and run driver in SOMA did hit another motor vehicle.

    “in the SOMA case, the driver just got unlucky”. I think it’s more appropriate to phrase it that the driver didn’t get lucky.

  • RichLL

    You asked for an explanation and education about why the charges were different, and two of us were kind enough to provide that. I’m sorry you do not like the answers.

    If a 19 year old steals a vehicle there is a good chance that he doesn’t know how to drive it well. If you think about it for more than a second, the best thing he could have done to get away with his crime was to drive slowly, safely and inconspicuously to his destination and then abandoned the vehicle.

    He is obviously far more culpable than the SOMA guy, for all the reasons stated, but he may catch a break because he is so young.

    Given the artificially low 25 mph speed limit, there’s a good chance that half the drivers in the city are breaking the limit at any point in time. But still unlucky to hit someone. That said the GGP guy was clocked at up to 60, apparently.

    As for running a stop – ask any cyclist.

    Like we told you, there is a world of difference here.


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