Skip to comments.Man [child molester] Dives From [Golden Gate] Bridge To Elude Chasing Police
Posted on 07/09/2012 12:10:05 PM PDT by kevcol
A convicted sex offender suspected of molesting a 4-year-old Sausalito boy led police on a wild car chase yesterday morning, zigzagging through oncoming traffic on the Golden Gate Bridge before stopping his car and leaping over the bridge railing.
The incident, which was caught on police videotape, is believed to be only the second time a fleeing suspect has deliberately jumped off the famous span to avoid capture. The first, in 1984, was a suspect in a savings and loan robbery.
The body of Brian Alexander Ward, 39, of San Francisco had not been located yesterday afternoon despite an intensive search in the choppy waters near the bridge, but he is presumed to be dead.
Ward, whose criminal record includes a conviction for assault and several peeping charges, allegedly molested the 4-year-old repeatedly over the past 1 1/2 years while working as a gardener for a Sausalito family.
Sausalito Police Chief Stephen Willis said the boy had told his parents on April 20 that Ward had been touching his "private parts." A subsequent investigation determined that Ward had forced the boy to perform oral sex in the backyard while Ward was doing yard work.
(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...
Backers of a suicide barrier on the Golden Gate Bridge got a boost Friday when President Obama signed a transportation bill that includes language allowing federal funds to flow to the project.
The new transportation bill contains crucial wording allowing funding for suicide prevention including safety rails and nets on bridges, said officials for the Sausalito-based Bridge Rail Foundation. The language in the bill also clarifies that institutions such as the Golden Gate Bridge District a special purpose district are eligible for these funds.
"Up until now these types of districts couldn't get this funding," said Ken Holmes of Novato, former Marin County coroner and a member of the foundation's board, who has pushed for a barrier for years. "The Bridge Rail Foundation has been working in Washington to get this language. We are really excited."
It was Sen. Barbara Boxer who agreed to carry the language in the bill, according to the rail foundation.
If only he were permitted to become a Boy Scout troop leader, none of this would ever have happened. < /sarc >
Very few jump off the Pacific side. Unless they are going at sunset, I figure they are the worst of the losers and they must have simply been lost.
Now that they can’t hideout as a priest its getting easier to catch them.
Dang! He got away! (not a splash, a splat!)
They need to charge him with dumping sewage into the San Francisco Bay.
"He just happened to come from a different direction than he normally came from," Willis said. "He arrived early and spotted two of the patrol vehicles."Sounds like massive police incompetence hidden in that innocently-worded explanation.
Child molester commits suicide? (Jerry Seinfeld voice) Ah, that’s a shame.
Was there a rainbow over the bridge?
For many years money hasn't been the issue. The thing stopping construction of suicide barries is citizens who would rather have people jump than have their view ruined by the barriers. Tough to argue with that. They even had one politician make the case that if people weren't allowed to jump off of the bridge they would jump off high buildings instead, landing on and killing innocent passers-by.
IF he is dead, the manner in which he killed himself was the easy way out.
At least jumpers cannot be used as ammo for victim-disarmament laws.
I wonder if this idea could be used by the advocates of euthanasia? That is, make it legal to assist child molesters in ending their lives?
Don’t know how long the dive is, but let’s hope the prev had extra time to reflect on his shite life while looking at the water until the time he smacked the water at terminal velocity just in time to feed the gulls.
That's because they're already on that side. If they crossed the street they might get hit by a truck.
Wonder if they checked the painters scaffolding right by the railing.
I wonder if he’s any relation to the pedophile lion-of-the-Left Bernie Ward.
I feel sorry for the fish who will eat his flesh.
He made the right decision though.
Exactly. Suicide barriers on bridges don't prevent anyone intent on killing themselves from drinking a jug of Prestone® anti-freeze or blowing out the pilot light and putting their head in the oven.
All an expensive bridge barrier does is momentarily discourage the suicidal exhibitionists who want to say to the world:
"HEY EVERYONE! LOOK AT MEEEEE EEE EE E e e e e e e e e e ! ! ! (*Ka-POW!*) (*splash*)Either way, better than someone using a gun to kill themselves so the liberals can't include suicides by firearm as 'firearm homicides' to further their agenda.
Heck, they should place diving platforms every 50 feet.
You want to jump? Go ahead climb out there.
NOTICE, Door only opens in one direction.
Will not open when weight is on platform.
Hopefully this pervert starts a movement for other fellow pervs.
Go to the golden bridge and JUMP.
After about a half hour of laughing my @ss off.
To quote Hal Holbrook in Magnum Force, “Well, Callahan, looks like somebody saved the taxpayers of California a lot of money”.
Someone here recently posted an interesting article on the bridge, including interviews with people who survived. The jump itself lasts about 4 seconds. One survivor who leaped over the rail said that the moment he was in the air he decided that every problem that he previously thought was unsolvable could be solved after all, except the one problem he was currently in. A female jumper said that time did indeed seem to stand still and she had 3 or 4 chances to reflect on what she had done to herself before she hit.
If I get a bit of extra time I'll look for that article and post a link.
Freepers are Creative .
Freepers are Creative .
Congratulations on having been completely conditioned by the Christ-hating media. How does it feel to be reduced to a pavlovian exhibit?
A child molester in San francisco? I just cant believe that. /s
What on earth are you talking about? I said now that they cant hide as priests they are easier to catch. That’s good for the church and society. Only an idiot would claim the church didn’t help hide pedophiles in the past.
You might as well say the school board or the family — but you don’t, because you’re either a useful idiot or else a bigot. What’s certain is that you’re easily taught to parrot your lines. It’s so cute that you really seem to believe you thought them up yourself.
What on earth are you talking about? Have you had your head in the sand for the past decade? Everyone knows of the Catholic Church scandal with pedophile priests. They were shuffling them around to keep the issue secret.
Did you know Jerry Sandusky wanted to be a priest, but when he heard how young the alter boys were—he passed—they were too young for his taste.
What I’m talking about is your evident obsessive hatred for the Catholic Church, so that you idiotically shoe-horn gratuitous smears into a thread about some other subject entirely.
Are you attacking the guy in post 3 that said something similar about boy scouts?
Oh if not, I think you’re the one with the bias issue. I’m just calling out the facts. You’re attacking the messenger not the facts that are there to deal with.
Just because the catholic church hid pedophile priests doesn’t mean the entire church is corrupt today.
BTW: I didn’t shoe-horn anything. Look at who I responded to? I was just extending the sarcasm.