Friday, October 4, 2013

Wait, Let Me Get Out My Shocked Face...

Run-over Mass. biker has long criminal record
The Lawrence motor­cyclist struck and paralyzed as a desperate SUV driver tried to escape the rage of other bikers in New York on Sunday has a six-page criminal record that began at age 12 with a negligent driving charge and includes jail time for drugs, guns, resisting arrest and other convictions, according to court records.

Edwin Mieses, 32, never got a driver’s license in the Bay State, the Registry of Motor Vehicles said, but he was frequently nabbed behind the wheel, and even sentenced to jail for driving without a license, court records show. Mieses has a pending case out of Lawrence District Court for driving suspended, subsequent offense, said Carrie Kimball Monihan, spokeswoman for the Essex County District Attorney’s Office. Mieses also has 15 guilty findings for criminal offenses including distribution of cocaine, possession of a firearm without a permit, knowingly receiving stolen property, resisting arrest and several motor vehicle violations, court records show.
Yep. Career criminal with no valid driver's license. SIX PAGE criminal record - yet he was out on the street despite pending cases. This is the choirboy whose family is blaming the SUV driver for injuring. Newsflash, folks: He never should have been ON that motorcycle because he DIDN'T HAVE A VALID LICENSE. Had he been obeying the law, he never would have been struck - because he wouldn't have been driving.

But then again, a six page criminal record indicates someone that doesn't obey the law, does it? I don't know if Mieses is the same imbecile slamming on his brakes in front of the SUV, or if he was one of the bikers that laid down their bikes in front of the SUV to trap the family in, but it's incredibly hard to watch that video and not place the blame squarely on the bikers. No matter what transpired before the attack, no matter who the aggressors may have been (and the smart money's not on the family man in the SUV here, folks, but on the guys with, oh, six page long criminal records and pending charges), the fact remains that physics will not be denied, and arguing with a three-ton SUV on a 400 pound sportbike is nothing short of suicidal.

Of course, the other question, the one that's really at the heart of the matter, is how a career criminal from eastern Massachusetts with a revoked driver's license (until 2017), a six-page long criminal record spanning some 20 years (starting at the age of 12) and facing current criminal charges just happened to be on a motorcycle in New York. We won't get an answer, either, although it's perfectly clear: MA has a revolving door justice system, plain and simple. While they debate about lowering the "allowed" magazine capacity that law-abiding gun owners can possess, vicious career thugs waltz in and out of court and jail without a care, knowing that no matter what their sentence is, they have a reasonable expectation of being back out on the street within weeks.

I wonder if Mr. Lien had used a firearm rather than his car if the media would be ignoring this story as hard as they have been...

That is all.

11 comments:

Armed Texan said...

Isn't a six page criminal record considered entry level in Lawrence?

Anonymous said...

He was turning his life around.


Unfortunately he did it right in front of an SUV.

Gerry

Anonymous said...

I know in Massachusetts, you need at least two pages before you can file papers to run for Congress.

- The Senator

Dave H said...

Kind of exposes the gun permit laws as worthless, doesn't he? Why go to the trouble if you're only going to get a stern tsk-tsking for illegal possession?

Steve Skubinna said...

Easy Rider had a happy ending.

Old NFO said...

You know the answer, along with ALL the rest of us...

Chris said...

My comment on FB

"The Lawrence motor­cyclist struck and paralyzed as a desperate SUV driver tried to escape the rage of other bikers in New York on Sunday has a six-page criminal record that began at age 12 with a negligent driving charge and includes jail time for drugs, guns, resisting arrest and other convictions, according to court records.

Edwin Mieses, 32, never got a driver’s license in the Bay State, the Registry of Motor Vehicles said, but he was frequently nabbed behind the wheel, and even sentenced to jail for driving without a license, court records show. Mieses has a pending case out of Lawrence District Court for driving suspended, subsequent offense, said Carrie Kimball Monihan, spokeswoman for the Essex County District Attorney’s Office. Mieses also has 15 guilty findings for criminal offenses including distribution of cocaine, possession of a firearm without a permit, knowingly receiving stolen property, resisting arrest and several motor vehicle violations, court records show."

Now, the point of this is not to hash out the hit and run and the beating...

The point is one I have tried to make repeatedly... Criminals dont give a shit about the law. This guy had absolutely no business operating a vehicle on any public road, and in fact it was a crime to do so, but he still managed to do so.

And yet, the absurdity of the "justice" system is that instead of locking him up so he could pose no danger to others and society at large, he is released to wreak havoc on others with, I am sure, a stern warning not to drive a vehicle.

According to the mentality of some people, this incident should be a great reason to call for background checks for all sales of motorcycles, a limit on scary looking motorcycles, mandatory ignition locks and gas tank capacity limits. And yet, that idea would be so preposterous that anyone even mentioning it, would be laughed right out of this group. Mainly because the vast majority of motorcycle riders are not lunatic criminals, and because motorcycles are incredibly common in the us.

And yet, when some nutbag with a history of documented mental problems... Or a multiple felon with a similar record to the one listed above... Goes out and shoots up a crowd of people. The calls are immediate to place the above mentioned restrictions on guns, an item that is more than 30 times more common than motorcycles.

Thus is the absurdity of the gun control movement... The idea that you can somehow pass a law governing an item that is as common as cell phones in the US, that will make a criminal (or nut job) who does not care about laws in the first place, stop his intended criminal acts.

Paul, Dammit! said...

We've been talking about this quite a bit out on the water. The 150 or so sailors in my company's NY division all drive into Brooklyn from all over the Eastern seaboard when we join our boats.

This has been a big week for comparison shopping for lift kits and steel bumper upgrades.

Speaking of, you're going to have to think about that for your move. Can't have an unlifted Ram down past MD!

Mike_C said...

"He was turning his life around."
Not only that, but he's also an "aspiring rapper" calling himself Jay Meezee. (Gerry: I was deliberately being oblivious to your implied /sarc tag, but the aspiring rapper part is true - or at least has been reported on a "news" site.)

Since I'm on an evil stereotyping rampage, I submit that any organization that pluralizes using a "z" (as in Hollywood Stuntz) is suspect until it proves itself otherwise.

One more thing in this "Asian guy runs over criminal, unlicensed motorcyclist" saga. So now apparently a guy named "Jamie Lao" is supposed to be behind this "Stuntz" thing. Check out the photo by the way. That's the least Asian-looking guy with a possibly Asian surname I've seen in a long time. Anyway, from nowhere they dredge up some idiot 21-yo called "Henry Jiang" to defend the Hollywod Stuntz uh, persons (with whom Jiang is said to be unaffiliated) and to criticize beating/knifing victim Lien for acting to save his own life and the lives of his family. I generally despise looking-for-race-conspiracy stuff, but it strikes me as a little weird that the Post manages to find some Rice Rocket-riding twat with an Asian name to criticize Lien. I for one don't believe it. Doesn't the Post know that we don't ride motorcycles? We're all too busy sitting at home studying for SATs and shit.

CAPTCHA: 38 chonger
Chonger? CHONGER? I don't have to put up with this obvious anti-Asian mockery!

SewerDweller said...

The toolbag on the white sportbike who brake-checked the SUV was named Cruz, and sadly, managed to escape the full cost of his stupidity. The SUV touched Cruz's bike so lightly that Cruz didn't even go down, despite the slow speed.

And, one point that everyone keeps forgetting...

The mob frenzied and attacked Lein the first time he stopped. That's why he started running in the -first place-.

Glenn B said...

Have you heard the truly interesting news about all of tis, three NY City Police officers were riding with he motorcyclists. One was reported as definitely being at the sight of the bating, and two as possibly close to but maybe not seeing it. WCBS radio news called all three undercover officers but I kind of doubt that description because their covers are now blown if the NYPD gave up that info, and the cases they were working on now possibly down the toilet.

According to the report I heard, none of them took any action including not even calling it in to the department. One has already been suspended pending an investigation.

All the best,
Glenn B