[Nfbc-info] Get well Diane

ckrugman at sbcglobal.net ckrugman at sbcglobal.net
Mon Aug 31 04:20:06 UTC 2009

Those of you know her need to encourage her to follow through with the 
district Attorney's office and make sure they will prosecute. Most likely 
they will based on the reported severity of her injuries. In my experience 
Sacramento County seems pretty good about prosecuting these types of cases. 
In the mid 80's while attending a job interview in Sac I was pick pocketed 
at the Greyhound station. The suspect was apprehended and prosecuted and the 
money that was stolen was recovered by policed and eventually returned to 
me. At that time Sacramento police and the county Probation Department 
responded in a very professional manner. At the time of sentencing the 
victim and other interested parties can show up at court and make impact 
statements that are considered by the judge before pronouncing sentence. I 
would also expect that based on the nature of the case Diane would have 
access to a victim services advocate that should help her go through the 
court process.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Angela fowler" <fowlers at syix.com>
To: "'NFB of California List'" <nfbc-info at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Sunday, August 30, 2009 7:42 PM
Subject: Re: [Nfbc-info] Get well Diane

> Hello everyone,
> Dianne is a dear friend of mine, one of the people who helped guide me 
> into
> the federation. When I first read about this, my deep concern for her
> well-being and rage at the person who did this were compounded by a sense 
> of
> helplessness, that there was nothing I could do.
> Brian and Chuck, I'd like to thank you for your posts, your call to
> action. Now I ask all of you for guidance. What processes can we follow to
> make sure that whoever did this to Dianne gets punished to the fullest
> extent of the law?
> With deepest concern
> Angela
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nfbc-info-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nfbc-info-bounces at nfbnet.org] 
> On
> Behalf Of ckrugman at sbcglobal.net
> Sent: Sunday, August 30, 2009 5:24 PM
> To: NFB of California List
> Subject: Re: [Nfbc-info] Get well Diane
> There are provisions for enhancements in prosecution and sentencing when a
> crtime victim is disabled in California. We need to make sure that the
> Sacramento DA's office charges the perpetrator to the fullest degree.
> Chuck
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bryan Bashin" <bashin at calweb.com>
> To: "NFB of California List" <nfbc-info at nfbnet.org>
> Sent: Sunday, August 30, 2009 4:16 PM
> Subject: Re: [Nfbc-info] Get well Diane
>> 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.
>> Best,
>> Bryan
>> 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 said.
>> 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.
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>> Posted by
>> Bill Enfield
>> 4:17 PM
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>> @Nyx.AdditionalAuthorInfo@
>> citizenjoe
>>  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.
>> Recommend
>>  (1)
>> @Nyx.AdditionalAuthorInfo@
>> togolove
>>  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.
>> Recommend
>>  (3)
>> @Nyx.AdditionalAuthorInfo@
>> Billyuns
>>  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!
>> Recommend
>>  (2)
>> @Nyx.AdditionalAuthorInfo@
>> dbfx3
>>  wrote on 08/29/2009 09:25:17 PM:
>> good job witness / we need more people like you :) Recommend
>>  (9)
>> @Nyx.AdditionalAuthorInfo@
>> sactownhussy
>>  wrote on 08/29/2009 09:12:10 PM:
>> die joseph web die
>> Recommend
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>> @Nyx.AdditionalAuthorInfo@
>> FarmerC
>>  wrote on 08/29/2009 09:05:56 PM:
>> Uh, oh! No picture. What's going on here Bee?
>> Recommend
>>  (0)
>> @Nyx.AdditionalAuthorInfo@
>> Drapedog1
>>  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.. and LOSERS like him Recommend
>>  (6)
>> @Nyx.AdditionalAuthorInfo@
>> buggsy2
>>  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 years.
>> 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
>>>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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