Saturday, May 20, 2017


Richard Rojas, a U.S. Navy veteran, smoked pot, heard voices and with his car, mowed down 23 pedestrians on Times Square

At noontime Thursday, the usual number of New Yorkers and tourists were walking along the sidewalk on Seventh Avenue in the Times Square area when suddenly they were confronted by a speeding car driving down the sidewalk straight at them. An 18 year-old girl was killed and 22 others were injured. The carnage started at 42nd Street and did not end until Richard Rojas wrecked his car at Broadway and 45th Street.

Rojas,26, served in the U.S. Navy from 2011 until he was kicked out in 2014.

Rojas tested negative for alcohol but told the police he had been smoking marijuana. He also told the cops he was hearing voices.

At first the authorities feared this was an act of terrorism similar to motor vehicle attacks that took place recently in England, France and Germany. It has been determined this was not an act of terrorism, but that it was a nutcase driving under the influence of marijuana.

This incident comes on the heels of a terrible accident near Sacramento on May 10 when a driver high on pot drifted out of his highway lane and killed a father of four.

Then there is the report released last month by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility which shows that more drivers are being killed under the influence of drugs in highway crashes than under the influence of alcohol, with marijuana involved in more than 1/3rd of the drug-related fatal crashes.

There are some reports that Richard Rojas told the cops the marijuana he smoked was laced with PCP. But the bottom line is that he was high on pot when he mowed down those 23 pedestrians on Times Square.

The pot advocates keep inundating us with hogshit about the marvels of marijuana. When are people going to wake up and accept the fact that marijuana is a very dangerous drug and accordingly, pot should never be legalized!


Anonymous said...

Under the influence is Under the influence. Impaired driving kills.

bob walsh said...

They can hang him just as high.