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stickin’ it to the man?

stickin’ it to the man?

You might recall the death of an eight-year-old boy here in San Diego when a Coast Guard boat ran into the powerboat that he was on, resulting in the fatality. Now, a wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against the Coast Guard. According to the lawsuit, the boat operators weren’t properly trained and that accidents like this have happened before. They are seeking unspecified damages.

This will be a fascinating case to watch, not only because of the apparent negligence of the coasties, but also because this town almost always rules in favor of the authorities, no matter how wrong they are. A hard core military town covered in a gooey layer of right wing conservatism usually results in a "Sig Heil." Here’s the story. We’ll be watching…