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Man [child molester] Dives From [Golden Gate] Bridge To Elude Chasing Police
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 11, 2012 | Peter Fimrite, Jaxon Van Derbeken

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 ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: California
KEYWORDS: celebrateperversity; crime; gaypride; homosexualagenda; molester; perverts; sanfrancisco
In the near future, child molesters will no longer be able to save tax payers money using this method:

7/6/12: Transportation bill makes Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier eligible for federal dollars

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.


1 posted on 07/09/2012 12:10:16 PM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol

"gull bait"

2 posted on 07/09/2012 12:15:59 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: kevcol

If only he were permitted to become a Boy Scout troop leader, none of this would ever have happened. < /sarc >


3 posted on 07/09/2012 12:16:10 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Fools.Damn fools.Welcome to the USSA. Socialism is slavery to the State and the Supreme Court did it)
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To: kevcol
Trivia tidbit: Most Golden Gate jumpers go over the side facing the city.

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.

4 posted on 07/09/2012 12:17:49 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: a fool in paradise

Now that they can’t hideout as a priest its getting easier to catch them.


5 posted on 07/09/2012 12:20:39 PM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: a fool in paradise

Dang! He got away! (not a splash, a splat!)


6 posted on 07/09/2012 12:21:03 PM PDT by pingman ("Human history seems logical in afterthought, but a mystery in forethought." (Strauss & Howe))
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To: kevcol

They need to charge him with dumping sewage into the San Francisco Bay.


7 posted on 07/09/2012 12:22:25 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: kevcol
"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.
8 posted on 07/09/2012 12:27:18 PM PDT by samtheman (The Trillion Dollar ObamaCareTax definitely is a tax; just ask the US Supreme Court.)
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To: kevcol

Child molester commits suicide? (Jerry Seinfeld voice) Ah, that’s a shame.


9 posted on 07/09/2012 12:35:44 PM PDT by richmwill
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To: kevcol

Was there a rainbow over the bridge?


10 posted on 07/09/2012 12:39:39 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (what???? Who knew? .)
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To: kevcol
Transportation bill makes Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier eligible for federal dollars

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.

11 posted on 07/09/2012 12:41:49 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Doogle

IF he is dead, the manner in which he killed himself was the easy way out.


12 posted on 07/09/2012 12:43:13 PM PDT by DallasDeb (usafa06mom)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

At least jumpers cannot be used as ammo for victim-disarmament laws.


13 posted on 07/09/2012 12:50:37 PM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: kevcol

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?


14 posted on 07/09/2012 12:50:47 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: BenLurkin

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.


15 posted on 07/09/2012 12:57:22 PM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: BenLurkin
Trivia tidbit: Most Golden Gate jumpers go over the side facing the city.

That's because they're already on that side. If they crossed the street they might get hit by a truck.

16 posted on 07/09/2012 12:57:51 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: kevcol

Wonder if they checked the painters scaffolding right by the railing.


17 posted on 07/09/2012 12:57:51 PM PDT by duckman (Dr Ben Carlson: Vision Not Division.)
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I wonder if he’s any relation to the pedophile lion-of-the-Left Bernie Ward.


18 posted on 07/09/2012 12:59:03 PM PDT by Kipp
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To: kevcol

I feel sorry for the fish who will eat his flesh.

He made the right decision though.


19 posted on 07/09/2012 1:02:03 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live thnrough it anyway)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom
"... 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."

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
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                                      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.
20 posted on 07/09/2012 1:10:21 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Semper Fi)
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To: Vendome

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.


21 posted on 07/09/2012 1:11:09 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: kevcol

Hopefully this pervert starts a movement for other fellow pervs.
Go to the golden bridge and JUMP.


22 posted on 07/09/2012 1:26:12 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: kevcol
I cried when I read this story.

After about a half hour of laughing my @ss off.

23 posted on 07/09/2012 1:30:26 PM PDT by Wizdum (My job is to get you to shoot soda out your nose)
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To: kevcol

To quote Hal Holbrook in Magnum Force, “Well, Callahan, looks like somebody saved the taxpayers of California a lot of money”.


24 posted on 07/09/2012 1:31:37 PM PDT by DickBrannigan (When did logic become reversed, and right became wrong, and wrong became right?)
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To: X-spurt
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

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.

25 posted on 07/09/2012 2:36:57 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: tet68

Freepers are Creative .


26 posted on 07/09/2012 3:19:26 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live thnrough it anyway)
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To: tet68

Freepers are Creative .


27 posted on 07/09/2012 3:20:08 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live thnrough it anyway)
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To: for-q-clinton

Congratulations on having been completely conditioned by the Christ-hating media. How does it feel to be reduced to a pavlovian exhibit?


28 posted on 07/09/2012 3:48:07 PM PDT by Romulus
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To: kevcol

A child molester in San francisco? I just cant believe that. /s


29 posted on 07/09/2012 3:53:24 PM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: Romulus

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.


30 posted on 07/09/2012 5:02:11 PM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: for-q-clinton

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.


31 posted on 07/09/2012 8:46:09 PM PDT by Romulus
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To: Romulus

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.


32 posted on 07/10/2012 7:36:51 AM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: for-q-clinton

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.


33 posted on 07/10/2012 8:00:34 AM PDT by Romulus
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To: Romulus

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.


34 posted on 07/10/2012 8:50:03 AM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: Romulus

BTW: I didn’t shoe-horn anything. Look at who I responded to? I was just extending the sarcasm.


35 posted on 07/10/2012 8:51:27 AM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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