Warning sign adorning a concrete support near where a truck, allegedly driven by a drunken Navy technician, careened off the highway ramp overhead and crushed four people.
  • Warning sign adorning a concrete support near where a truck, allegedly driven by a drunken Navy technician, careened off the highway ramp overhead and crushed four people.
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“When I first heard the news about a truck dropping into Chicano Park,” says Mayor Faulconer, "I naturally assumed it was just another campaign maneuver from the Trump camp. But when I learned that the truck claimed the lives of four people, I realized my mistake. Not even Trump would commit murder this close to Election Day. No, this was a horrific accident, one that is all the more tragic because it could have been avoided, if only the founders of Chicano Park had picked a safer location. Some place away from massive overpasses carrying hurtling vehicles full of drunken members of the U.S. military. But we can’t change history, and in this case, we can’t do much about the future, either: Chicano Park is where Chicano Park is. All we can do is take steps to try to prevent this kind of awful thing from ever happening again.

"That’s why my administration is placing 'falling truck hazard' signs on every one of the concrete supports holding up the overpass. I realize that this may cause some further distress within the Hispanic community, due to the colorful murals that are painted on those supports. But you can’t put a price, aesthetic or monetary, on safety.”

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Ponzi Oct. 29, 2016 @ 9:38 p.m.

It wasn't white people. So "mayor" Faulconer will have nothing to say.

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JayD Oct. 30, 2016 @ 4:08 p.m.

What a dick Faulconer is. First he injects a joke about Trump while discussing the tragic death of 4 people. Are we supposed to laugh? Or is he the one laughing at us? Very insensitive.

Secondly, there is NO REASON the signs have to be put on the pillars themselves and cover up the murals. Instead, the signs could be put on a post NEXT TO the pillars.

The only reason he wants to put the signs right on the pillars is because he hates the murals and wants to ruin them. He clearly is highly annoyed that Chicano Park even exists. This is his way of getting back at the Chicano community. He has shown his true colors, anti-Chicano. WHAT A DICK! Let's remember this at the next election.

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drewman Nov. 1, 2016 @ 7:57 a.m.

oh JayD... smh... This isn't a real news story.

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