Garrett Harris 10:11 p.m., May 23
An NBA player and an Oceanside woman, decide to drive drunk.
So, NBA star Carmelo Anthony got arrested for driving drunk at 4:00 a.m. the other day. This after he one of his games, and while the team still had one more game left in the regular season.
Now, an athlete making the news for something like this, doesn't surprise me. What did surprise me, is that his fiance refused to bail him out. So, he had to spend the night in the drunk tank.
I have to wonder a few things. When he gets out, is she still his fiance? Or, did she have reasons for not bailing him out? Perhaps he's done this before. Maybe he was out with other women.
It amazes me that anyone would drive drunk, but as I said when San Diego Charger Foley got shot after his last episode -- athletes can afford to get drunk, and then call a limo to pick them up. Or a cab. Hell, they could probably just raise their hand in the bar and ask for a ride, and people would be jumping at their feet.
Now, someone that's a working man...he is thinking that a cab is too expensive. He then realizes he'll have to go pick his car the next day. And, even though that doesn't justify risking your life, or more important, someone else driving that isn't under the influence, it at least makes more sense than a rich athlete.
Now, this woman in Oceanside isn't rich. But, she's a real loser. Like Foley, she had a cop fill her full of holes.
I have heard two sides on this debate. Some say she shouldn't have driven drunk, but it's worse that the cop shot her.
Others say the cop was justified.
I think two things should happen in this case. Neither of which will.
That officer should never be allowed on the force again. His wife had already called 9/11. And, his life wasn't in danger. He was angry the woman yelled at him, cut him off, and was now tailgating him. But he went into cop mode; where they are always right. You do exactly what they say, blah blah blah. But, he's off-duty. And, sure, their job doesn't end when they punch out. But you don't unload your gun into a car. You could hit an innocent bystander (in this case, her 8-year-old son). This guy, with those actions, proved he isn't suited to wear the badge.
The other thing that should happen -- This woman should have her kid taken from her.
Let's look at the facts. She had a .15 alcohol level. She had marijuana in her system, and a pipe on her. And, she was driving with a suspended license. Oh, and she was tailgating/yelling/and ramming her car into another drivers vehicle.
These actions show she doesn't make the proper decisions regarding her child.
If we can raid these compounds that have polygamists, and we can send cops out when a child is spanked in a grocery store....we can surely take this womans kid without Gloria Allred riding into town looking to make millions.