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Old 01-24-2009, 04:29 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I was thinking more about this and my opinion of him actually went down even more.
I have been pulled over four times since I moved here in 2001 and none of the cops acted like this guy is alleging. Each time the cop was either black or Hispanic and I'm white, but they didn't treat me any different and I didn't treat them any different either.
I hope there is dash-cam video of this and I'm guessing carlos totally forgot about those things. I'd be willing to lay down a nice crisp dollar that carlos copped an attitude on the cop and he got one back in return (seems nobody remembers the Golden Rule any more). I work with a spouse of an SAPD officer and hopefully she can ask him for some inside information.
I could be totally wrong, but I doubt it.
I think you called that one right....he sounds like he thinks he is hot stuff...certainly would not be shocked to hear he was trying to pull the "do you know who I am?" attitude.

 
Old 01-24-2009, 05:30 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I'm not going to point fingers or make any accusations regarding Guerra's sobriety at the time of his arrest, but I agree his response to the incident is completely unprofessional and comes off as arrogant as many of his columns. As much as he begs to differ, Americans value equality in the eyes of the law, not a well-publicized excuse.
 
Old 01-24-2009, 06:49 PM
 
Location: South Side
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I think the use of his column in an attempt to clear himself was pretty disgusting. He really came off very arrogant and almost elitist! Did we really need to hear about his scrumptous meal? Yeah, about as much as we needed to hear who his attorneys are and his lame excuses.
 
Old 01-24-2009, 11:30 PM
 
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I think you called that one right....he sounds like he thinks he is hot stuff...certainly would not be shocked to hear he was trying to pull the "do you know who I am?" attitude.
I guess that presumption of innocence = "thinks he is hot stuff". The guy is a public figure accused of a very serious crime. He shouldn't have the right to defend his reputation? He sounds like an "A$$" for providing his explanation of what happened?

Have the Paka & rd2007 never encountered a police officer who was intimidating or agressive? Are either of these Moderator cut: see comment - substitute "posters" in possession of some facts about the case that the rest of us aren't privy to?

You both should be absolutely ashamed of yourselves. Some of the intellectual activity on this board is simply amazing. And while I guess it violates the "terms of service" to point that out, it's seems perfectly fine for these people to slander public figures without a shred of evidence to support their claims.

Last edited by Bo; 01-25-2009 at 08:37 AM.. Reason: It's fine to disagree, but don't resort to name-calling.
 
Old 01-25-2009, 12:57 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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No, every time I have been stopped by the police they have been very professional, even if I am getting a ticket for breaking the law...but then my judgement has not been imparred by drinking and driving, so maybe that is the difference. Don't get me WRONG...I was upset that I got the ticket...but I WAS speeding...so I chould not throw that out of the equation....the officer was just doing his job...in my case and in this case. The legal limits for drinking are set by law...if you have issue with them, it is with the law itself and not the officer inforcing the law that you need to take your beef to...but please don't be over the legal limit when you do. By his own amission he was drinking and driving (whatever was drank or not eaten were his choice), the police were on the lookout for HIS car because of HIS actions in request them to do so (having been reported stolen at some point and not bothered to call them and call of the search for it), and his attitude STILL reeks of "how DARE you do this to me"....reagardless of his innocence or his guilt on the charges.

It is obvious your friend never expected to be held to the same letter of the law that the rest of us do...for some unknown reason...either because he feels he should have a higher limit of alcohol in his system...because he writes a two bit article in a two bit paper from time to time, or because he chooses to much carrot sticks while he drinks...either way, the police did their job and well. They DON"T set the blood alcohol limits, they DON'T call in cars reported stolen to be on the watch for and they don't force you to drink on an empty stomach....YOU DO!!! I'm a nurse and in medicine there is an old saying to triple the suspected number of drinks a person admits to upon questioning....maybe this applies???
 
Old 01-25-2009, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Helotes
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I certainly can envision some of the nervousness and disorientation Guerra wrote of, especially knowing that he had had the "two" glasses of wine. I also don't begrudge him making his own case in the column given that he is a public figure and has readers who obviously want to know the details. Having said all that, I just find it really hard to believe that the officer reacted the way that he did without some sort of "Don't you know who I am?" attitude to cause it. It defies logic.

When the police make an arrest for DUI, they probably have hours worth of paperwork to do. I'm guessing they are more likely to let somebody go who is "close", rather than go through all the effort and hassle on a case that won't stick.

I do see quite a bit of high-horsedness from my fellow CDers just because of the fact that Guerra is who he is (a waste of newspaper print in my opinion). Keep in mind though that many people here (myself included) think nothing of going to dinner and having a beer or in the case of Mr. Guerra, "two" glasses of wine, and most people accept that you can do so without being impared enough that you should not drive home.

Though you may be able to drive home without problem, there is no proof that your attitude will not land you in the slammer if pulled over, and I suspect this is the case.

Attention all high profile San Antonio residents: Keep one of those little tape recorders in your car. When you get pulled over, record the conversation and then we can be the judge of who was more beligerent; you or the police officer.
 
Old 01-25-2009, 08:16 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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This fool...like the rest of us would have been devistated if someone who was drunk (and again, either his BAL WAS or WAS NOT above the legal limit, and that will determine if he was DWI or not) had injured or killed one of our loved ones....so getting ANYONE imparred off the road is a service to us all, regardless of their job, income or fame. You know he would have used his ability to put things into print if some "other" drunk would have caused an accident that had hurt or killed a family member....so why should we feel sorry just because this time HE is the drunk????

We are not "holier than thou" types, we drink. The only thing I can tell you is we drink at home, one will, one won't when we go out, or we dont if driving is required. Bottom line is that you NEVER see someone who thinks THEIR driving reactions/abilities/senses have been affected by THEIR alcohol intake. Ask ANYONE picked up for DWI...they will ALL tell you they were "fine" and had "just had a drink or two"...

Isn't it funny how so many people WHINE about the "number of drunk drivers in SA"...but if THEY are the offender, it is to be overlooked???? Who is to say that officer might not have saved someones life by stopping him....maybe even the offender himself.
 
Old 01-25-2009, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Helotes
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Would we not all be upset if a loved one was killed by an 89 year-old driving with bad vision or a soccer mom with a cell phone? I'm not sticking up for Mr. Guerra - as I say, I suspect the officer has a different story about how the conversation transpired. What I'm saying is, with little evidence, this man is being convicted in the public eye (or at least here on CD) simply because he admitted to having wine with dinner.
 
Old 01-25-2009, 08:24 AM
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I think he's being convicted because he wrote an article in a public newspaper trying to defend himself. He's fair game, as far as I'm concerned.
 
Old 01-25-2009, 08:27 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I think he's being convicted because he wrote an article in a public newspaper trying to defend himself. He's fair game, as far as I'm concerned.
That is the ONLY reason I feel the same way...HE took his private life and made it PUBLIC. Again, bad call in my book.
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