I’m on a bit of a rampage lately. For whatever reason I’m especially irritated that those I believe are responsible for Ryan’s injuries continue to skirt personal accountability. I’m talking about the entire mob — not just Jonathan May, Austin Vantrease (See the other four men named in the lawsuit), — making this a legal procedure. If only they would have just come forward, apologized, and asked us what they could do.
Instead, from the very instance it happened they all ran and hid (cowards). One was run down by the police and even lied, saying he had no knowledge of want just happened outside the Diary Mart. Some came to testify at the trial and seemed to memorize a script of what to say. Fortunately, their scheme failed… miserably. I suspect the jurors caught on right away and the credibility of the entire gang suffered. I was happy to now have the gang’s involvement, by their own testimony, officially on court transcript.
Their testimony was laughable. They squirmed and babbled as their accounts were torn to shreds during cross-examination. So bad, in fact, that the defense attorney dismissed further defense witness testimony after the first two made complete fools of themselves on the stand.
Believe me when I tell you I decided at that time that they were culpable. Yes, clearly I could tell they were involved. They instigated, they surrounded, they pursued, they ran, they hid, and they outright lied when push came to
shove kick in the head. None ever came forward with information afterwards. They were obviously scared for their own self-interests, and be damned to Ryan. They didn’t have they balls to step-up. Their dim-witted attempt to help Vantrease and May landed them in hot water with me.
The civil trial I filed attests to that. Don’t forget, some must also answer to Ryan’s roommate, Brian McLhinney, for the harm and injuries they brought on him that night. Still, to me, the civil trial is not enough. They must be identified — for what they are — in society. Employers, girlfriends, creditors, colleagues, and many more should be aware of their history when interacting and dealing with them. It is worthwhile to know what a person is capable of doing (or not doing).
Imagine my shock when I search for them on FaceBook and their information popped-up (I doubt for longer, though). Public information that they are freely sharing! Are they really that foolish? That insensitive? Apparently so. One even had photos of him hobnobbing with Vantrease! You should go take a look for yourself. It took some deep digging in search engines, but like anything done on the internet, these exact photos (free of copyright) were finally found. Perfect! I didn’t need to ask for their consent. But, them filing a lawsuit against me would, in many ways, both keep Ryan relevant and their names forefront. The more their name is in the press, the better. It creates their digital footprint that can never be erased.
Now, I didn’t leave a post on their pages, but what you do is entirely up to you.