"Lawyers: Jurors tend to back cops"
It really hadn't struck me until now how insulting this headline is, both to jurors & White.
6 days later & a story to stir up controversy, with 400+ bites. Funny the story about 3 other victims of Silva's road rage, 1 whose testimony was given, described an aggressive, violent Silva physically assaulting her, generated only 30 comments.
Media sensationalism at best. White was the "Off Duty Cop in Road Rage Incident" & Silva was the "Oceanside Mom Shot by Off-Duty Cop" or "Shooting Victim". A local TV news station called this the "Shot Mom Trial".
Other media sources OUTSIDE San Diego called this a "Traffic Shooting" or "Off-Duty Shooting", in which White was acquitted of "Firearms Charges" or "Weapons Charges".
I don't recall "Unfit Mother Repeatedly Drove Drunk With Kids" or "Silva Pleads Guilty to 2nd Felony Child Endangerment" or "3 Victims of Silva Road Rage Come Forward" or "Silva High on Meth in Road Rage".
In a matter of semantics, her sins were downplayed & White was a road rager. The media aside, why didn't White's superiors back him up & say the behavior was uncharacteristic to that displayed on the job (witness testimony).
I imagine the DA gets a looky at his personnel record, & by this time OPD had calls from 3 other Silva victims. The DA's charges & AG's leniency to Silva insinuated there was compelling evidence against White. Now, this story questions the jury's ethics. The media continues to cast Silva as the victim. Her son is a victim of a deranged, drugged out, alcoholic unfit mother. "Mom" she is not, with 2 Felony Child Endangerments, no financial support, she's lucky if she gets supervised visitation.
It will be interesting to see her sentence. Expect public outrage if it's probation. What's the hold up anyway? She was supposed to be sentenced in March. Is the delay due to the civil trial? If so, sounds like some attorney politicking to me.