We were in the street, but this guy didn’t even give us a chance to get out of the way.Riverdale, Md. resident and Occupy DC protester Jesse Folks, describing the situation with the driver involved in tonight’s hit-and-run incident near the protests around the Washington DC Convention Center. The vehicle struck three people in two separate plates, and the driver was later captured. He’s in custody and his blood-alcohol level will be checked.
jeffmiller says: To be fair, the election board counsel felt he was railroaded. From Time: “George Dunst, the Board’s former general counsel, recalls that the evidence was shaky. ‘[Block] got screwed,’ he says. ‘They really did a number on him.’”
» SFB days: Fair enough. The AP story didn’t bring up that particular detail. But it’s also worth noting that the sentence directly before the one you pulled said this: “Former board member David Halbrooks remembers it as a slam dunk case.” We changed the story slightly to reflect the non-open-and-shutness of the case. But we do recommend you read the whole story, which also notes that within the past few years, he’s been nailed for sketchy robo-calls in Wisconsin. — Ernie @ SFB