Why is Cody Hall so Special?
Original post made by cyclist too on Jul 31, 2013
I can understand editing out comments about some social events that he is accused of attending, although if a writer personally observed him drinking at a party, is that really unfounded?
The comments on this forum, and others in town, lean toward wanting to punish him for his actions as this was NOT a one time event where he just happened to be speeding. Per the police report he was driving at 83 MPH on Foothill, he attempted to use a turn lane to illegally pass, he hit the cyclist so hard that his car was not able to be driven and he refused to cooperate with the investigation by making a statement. What about any of that says "youthful mistake?"
Another poster, Claudette McDermott, states "In a second it could be You in the same spot that this 18 year old is in". Not in this lifetime Claudette! This 18 yr old killed an innocent cyclist because that is how he lives his life. I do not drive at more than double the speed limit -- on a regular basis, and post photos to document it -- I do not illegally pass in a turn lane, I do not recklessly endanger the lives of innocent people. No responsible person that I have ever met could possibly be in the same position as Cody Hall because we simply do not do those reckless things.
For that he needs to be soundly punished and removed from the streets for a very long time. Remorse for that kid? I think not. The only lasting effects he will likely feel are hatred toward the judge and jurors who might take away his personal freedom for a while. After all, he sees himself as a victim who simply made a "youthful mistake".
on Jul 31, 2013 at 11:14 am
Gina Channell-Allen is a registered user.
We have edited out comments that are inappropriate, speculative and unverified. And we will continue to do so.
on Jul 31, 2013 at 11:26 am
In my opinion there seems to be an excessive amount of verbal "piling on". I don't know Cody nor do I condone any of his behavior or actions but it seems quite speculative or you to know whether he is remorseful or not. Do you know him?
on Jul 31, 2013 at 12:32 pm
I don't know if he is genuinely remorseful or not, but I do know that he's had multiple chances to straighten out his behavior. This isn't something that happened totally out of the blue. According to his own social media boasts, he has had a history of outrageous speeding on Foothill road as well as on the highways. So it baffles me as to why anyone would think that he deserves any sympathy when the inevitable happens.
I live on the west side of Pleasanton and our family frequently travels along Foothill road. I've never been passed by an outrageous speeder on it, but if I were driving down Foothill road at the speed limit (40 mph at that section) I would be pretty upset if someone zoomed by me passing at 85 mph over the double-yellow lines of the road, and I bet you would be, too. That's insanely dangerous behavior and shows total contempt for the rules of the road as well as for the lives of everyone else on the road.