Friday, January 2, 2009

Reckless Endangerment

Edwin Rivera, a 22 year old man with cerebral palsy was left on a bus all night in 15degree temperatures. He is mute, and was unable to alert anyone to his presence.

Linda Hockaday, 51, who helps the bus driver, faces charges of first- and second-degree reckless endangerment. She was arraigned Friday.

Hockaday was aware Rivera was asleep on the bus, but did not inform the driver he was there, prosecutors allege in a criminal complaint. She didn't want to retrace the bus route and take Rivera home because she had to get to an appointment, the complaint said.

The sheer irresponsibility and neglect here leaves me speechless.

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