Long Beach Post)
Brian Addison1 hour ago
Police shut down the intersection while they investigated. Photo by Stephen Carr.
Two bicyclists: a 64-year-old woman and, just today—Wednesday—an unidentified male.
Two pedestrians: 79-year-old Elias Sanchez of Long Beach and a 58-year-old female resident of Carson.
One motorcyclist: 25-year-old Corey Haggerty.
One automobile driver: a 36-year-old resident of Long Beach.
These are the six people killed by cars in the first 30 days of 2019 in Long Beach.
I received no outrage about these, minus a text from a dear friend that read: “This is absolutely gut-wrenching.”
But I did receive a very odd email on Tuesday night after I published a commentary calling for the city to move forward on regulating e-scooters in order to garner funds to fix sidewalks, repair roads, and create more green spaces.
It came from an unsigned sender and read:
You have not included anything about the accident rate of scooters. Lawsuits brought on by people injured by those who were hit, etc. Seems like journalism no longer cares to give the whole story, only slanted stories that benefit their views.
What was odd was not the message itself being sent. (This is actually one of the calmer messages from one of my trolls; I’m just happy they weren’t threatening to kill me. Again.) What was odd was the realization that the counterpart to that message has never been sent to me.