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.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.
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.
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.