Friday, June 15, 2012

The Two Americas

Here's a metaphorical news story. What happens when a young American woman driving a BMW meets a young American fast food worker riding her bicycle? One ends up dead and the other tries to avoid responsibility. Here is with the story:
A 23-year-old woman is under investigation, charged in a deadly hit-and-run accident in Massachusetts.

The woman told police she thought she had hit an animal.

Barnstable police responded to the intersection of Route 28 and Pitchers Way just after 2 a.m. Thursday where they found a bicyclist down.

The victim was taken to Cape Cod hospital and pronounced dead.

The victim is 20-year-old Sheila Moreta who had just finished her first shift at Wendy’s. She was biking home when a gray BMW, driven by 23-year-old Angelica Barroso, hit Moreta, dragging her body into the corner of the road, before taking off.

While Moreta’s friend frantically tried to flag down help, Moreta was hit by a second car.

The BMW’s license plates fell off the car at the scene and police were able to track Barroso down. They found her an hour-and-a-half later.

Sgt. David Myett of Barnstable Police said it’s suspicious Barroso left the scene.

Barroso is charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

What’s interesting further is Barroso is a home health care aid and she was supposed to be spending the night at her patient’s home but she left the patient to pick up her sister at a bar.

Barroso also has a spotty driving record. She was ordered to take a retraining test but she had until August to complete that.

She pleaded not guilty and is being held on $2500 cash bail.
And with that, I am out of here.


  1. I don't think "home health care aids" make that much more than working at Wendy's...

  2. Saw this story too; since this is Massachusetts, you'd think it would get more play, but it really hasn't. Most of the BMW drivers I know are shallow wannabes who can barely make rent or mortgage payments, and whose credit cards are maxed out to the hilt; just the kind of jackasses who would leave someone dying on the road and then act the victim when caught. I hope they throw the book at her, but Massachusetts is notoriously lenient on murderers who do it with a car.

    1. If you're right (and I think you are-that's the point I was alluding to) - then this isn't a case of "two Americas". Rather it's an example in the process of the 99% eating each other.

  3. BMW's especially black ones are evil cars driven by young rich arrogant fucks! I've been thinking on this for years!