[Nfbc-info] Get well Diane

Bryan Bashin bashin at calweb.com
Sun Aug 30 23:16:51 UTC 2009

Hi folks,

The Sacramento Bee has covered the story of the assault on 
Diane.  I'm including it here and some of the many comments, below.

I suggest that to maximize the severity of punishment for the 
attacker the NFBC be sure that we are present at every arrignment and 
court procedure to let the judge and the DA know how much we really 
care that justice prevails.



August 29, 2009
Suspect arrested in assault on blind woman at bus stop
Bee Staff
A blind woman waiting for a bus was beaten and her purse stolen, but 
a suspect was
arrested shortly after the assault, according to Sacramento police.
The victim was knocked unconscious in the attack at about 5:10 p.m. 
Friday in the
2500 block of
Franklin Boulevard,
  police said.
The 50-year-old blind victim was sitting at the bus stop waiting for 
the bus when
a suspect came up from behind her and struck her in the head with a 
large log, police
A passer-by witnessed the attack and followed the suspect as he 
continued east on
Second Avenue,
  police said.
The witness led officers to the suspect.
Joseph Webb,
  39, was arrested.
Posted by
Bill Enfield
4:17 PM
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  wrote on 08/30/2009 02:13:47 PM:
according to california, this is a nonviolent crime, a non violent 
offender, and
he'll go free with the proposed 27000 non violent low level 
offenders. this is how
stupid politicians are.
  wrote on 08/29/2009 10:49:16 PM:
A real HERO in this story!
Wish there was a firing squad for criminals like this one.
  wrote on 08/29/2009 10:41:58 PM:
Great job witness! You are a HERO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This puke better go 
away for years!
I hop the SaclessBee follows the story to report the sentence this 
clown recieves!
  wrote on 08/29/2009 09:25:17 PM:
good job witness / we need more people like you :)
  wrote on 08/29/2009 09:12:10 PM:
die joseph web die
  wrote on 08/29/2009 09:05:56 PM:
Uh, oh! No picture. What's going on here Bee?
  wrote on 08/29/2009 08:23:25 PM:
All I can say is.. "ONE BULLET... END of problem... we are TOO easy. 
If we DON'T
tolerate this kind of CRAPOLA.. they'll STOP !! I hope its this 
LOSERS 3rd strike
and he is Looking at 25 years.. GET HIM OFF OUR STREETS !! F&$K HIM.. 
like him
  wrote on 08/29/2009 06:58:25 PM:
Lessee, what will his sentence be? Since it's Sac County, not Yolo, 
probably a few
months...and he'll serve that waiting for trial. If it had happened 
in Yolo, 237

At 02:15 PM 8/30/2009, you wrote:
>Hello all,
>I am sorry to report that one of our board members, Diane Starin, is 
>in the UC Medical Center hospital. On Friday evening, she was 
>attacked on her way to the bus. Diane has sustained a head injury. I 
>spoke to her this afternoon at the hospital. She has been moved from 
>ICU, to  a regular room. She is talking, but does not yet know how 
>long she will be there. If you wish to send cards or flowers, or 
>call her, the hospital information is:
>UC Davis Medical Center Hospital
>2315 Stockton Blvd.
>Sacramento, CA 95817
>Phone- 916-734-2011
>Room Number- 11757, Bed #1
>There is an article in Saturday's Sacramento Bee about the incident.
>Mary Willows, President
>National Federation of the Blind of California
>mwillows at sbcglobal.net
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