Apparently accidentally killing a white person is only misdemeanor prosecutable in California, but accidentally killing a black person is a felony. Yet again, the criminal justice system in California is stacked against whites. Minorities are pretty much free to kill a white person with impunity.
San Francisco Chronicle November 15, 2011
A bicyclist who hit and killed a pedestrian when he ran a red light along San Francisco's waterfront has been charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter, authorities said today.Randolph Ang, 23, of San Francisco collided with 68-year-old Dionette Cherney at Mission Street and the Embarcadero about 8:30 a.m. July 15, prosecutors said.
Cherney, who was visiting from Washington, D.C., died of head injuries at a hospital Aug. 11.
Cherney was crossing the Embarcadero in a crosswalk with the green light at Mission when she was hit by Ang, who was traveling north, police said.
Ang remained at the scene and was interviewed by police. There was no evidence he was drunk or on drugs, prosecutors said.
Ang was charged with only a misdemeanor because investigators determined that he had not acted with criminal intent or gross negligence, said Stephanie Ong Stillman, a spokeswoman for District Attorney George Gascón.
Ang faces a maximum sentence of a year in jail if convicted.
However, if you are a white male police officer and you accidentally kill a criminal suspect, without criminal intent or gross negligence, you will be charged with multiple felonies.
Perhaps one should ask Stephanie Ong Stillman about racial disparity? Perhaps racial solidarity among the Chinese is of import in this case?
As an aside, does the Chron still employ editors? Fatal what? Shouldn't the headline include something like "accident" or "crash?"