Okay. I know it. I know precisely what I’m in for. I’m facing a rough mother-effing day. Truth is, it’s already taking its toll. Like Christmas and New Years Eve, the anticipation starts before the day actually arrives. In many ways, this is just like a holiday season. But, in complete contrast. I feel it coming on,
live survive the day, and deflate for several days following. Yippee!
21 Months = 1.75 years = 84 weeks = 588 days = 14,112 hours = 846,720 minutes = 50,803,200 seconds.
Austin Vantrease and Jonathan May had fifty-million chances to just do one thing right. Fifty-million times they failed my family. Never an honest apology (although May did contrive one before the judge). Never a cent paid to Ryan’s care. Nothing! But, I guess this is what one should from nothing.
Instead, my experience is that it seems many low-life convicts are surrounded by enablers. People who make excuses and somehow justify violence. I can just hear them now… “Gee [insert convict here], you didn’t mean for this to happen”. Let me make this clear, one thing scum bags like these mean to do is cause bodily injury. They meant to hurt Ryan! Does it even really matter to what degree (although kicking Ryan in the head should remove all doubt. Vantrease could have pick anywhere to kick Ryan, but he chose the head)? They intended to harm and acted on these intentions! So, passive aggressive dads/sisters or outright aggressive leather-faced moms/scowling brothers of convicts might be best served to keep their thoughts to themselves.
But they can’t remain silent. Nope. Instead, they scream at the victim’s father. They go on the attack in parking garages and social media (including making ill-conceived blogs looking for support of a criminal. What a joke!). They are behaving so badly that they are warned by the judge to knock it off or risk arrest. These are people possessing so little emotional intelligence they must reach up to touch bottom.
Really, besides the obvious conclusion of being a coward, what are people who sucker-punch others or kick a man when he’s down? Worse yet, kicking an unconcious, defenseless man. Really? Then what? In Ryan’s case, these thugs hide behind a dumpster and looked at the damage they caused. They watched their victim suffering seizures and bleeding from the ear, nose, and mouth. They never offer help. They didn’t even call 9-1-1. They run when the police arrive. And where do they run? Another party. At least one brags about it! Hell, their night is just getting started right when they end another’s life.
Oh, and it keeps getting more interesting. Instead of accepting responsibility, they never turn themselves in. The detective needs to hunt them down — driving all the way to Newark, Delaware. May seemingly goes into hiding — can’t be found for days — and Vantrease simply returns home and goes on with his life attending classes and going out. Yet, they claim remorse.
Yes, they might be remorseful… but I believe that’s only for being caught. I can only hope there is eternal justice in this universe. For Ryan’s sake, I can only hope.