Today’s Headlines

  • Mi’yana Gregory, 2, Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver at Mission and Fifth; Vigil Held (KTVU, ABCSFGate)
  • Life Support Removed for Zachary Watson, Hit on Sidewalk in Stolen Car Wreck (SFGate)
  • Man Hailing Cab at Mission and 24th Hit by Driver While Police Conduct Pedestrian Sting Nearby (ABC)
  • Two People Riding One Bicycle Seriously Injured by FedEx Truck Driver at Market and Kearny (CBS)
  • SFPD Says It’ll Beef Up Traffic Enforcement Around Schools as Kids Go Back This Week (Walk SF)
  • Assemblyman Ammiano, Other Democrats Suddenly Oppose Charging for Disabled Parking (SFGate)
  • SF Examiner Looks at the State of Fare Enforcement on Muni
  • Transit-Oriented Redevelopments Move Forward in ParkMerced (SFGate), at Transbay Center (ABC)
  • One Last Traffic Jam Sends Off Car-Oriented Candlestick Park at Paul McCartney Concert (SFGate)
  • Chronicle Reporters Race by Car, Transit to Levi’s Stadium (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6); 49ers Add Bike Info (Cycle)
  • Tech Bus Drivers Get Meager Wages for Tiring Work (USA Today)
  • Two-Year-Old Anijah Walker Killed by Driver in Oakland Parking Lot (SFGate)

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • How many more little girls need to die before our elected leaders get serious about motor vehicle reform?

  • coolbabybookworm

    Plus the news of Zachary Watson, so many tragic and unneccesary deaths in one weekend.

  • p_chazz

    Your logical fallacy is appeal to emotion, which uses manipulation of the recipient’s emotions, rather than valid logic to win an argument.

  • murphstahoe

    You keep ignoring the valid logic, so why not try throwing up some FUD on the wall to see if it might stick.

  • p_chazz

    Turns out the 2-year old’s aunt has been arrested for felony child endangerment for allegedly stranding Mi’yana in the middle of Mission Street against the light while she went back to collect Mi’yana’s brother Michael. This puts a rather different spin on the event, considering police saying that the driver of the white sedan may not even have been aware they hit something.

  • murphstahoe

    There are all sorts of things about this that scream incompetent parenting – going to a movie downtown with a 2 year old that ends at 10 PM, crossing against the light – in the dark! – , not having both children locked down in your hands, not taking the 2 year old back to the corner to get the older boy.

    Do we consider that incompetence gross negligence, compared to parents who do some of the horrific and clearly negligent actions when we see a parent plop their toddler in front of a TV with a bag of cheetos and go out to the bar or dose themselves up with narcotics? Or something like this –

    The most typical event I correlate with this is parents who put their child in a car seat, then go to work and forget to drop the child off at day care, resulting in the child dying of heat exposure. This is an event that is far more common than one would believe – and a cursory google search shows a lot of sympathy for the parent from prosecutors and a lack of charges in many instances. It feels like the DA’s empathize with the forgetful driver but not the inattentive jaywalker. To open another can of worms my searches showed a clear bias regarding charges related to income and race – the aunt is African-American, no idea about her income level.

  • Shauna Mills

    The 2 year old baby that was hit by a car and killed in oakland ca that was my baby and she was only going to the ice cream truck the woman who hit her wasn’t paying attention she came in the wrong way and they are saying that it was a accident I had to raise money by myself to bury my baby I want justice for my daughter she was not in the parking lot she was on the side walk with het brother I saw my baby get ran over and it’s not right I will fight for justice for Anijah Diamond Roxcie Walker