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The following article was posted on January 3rd, 2013, in the New Times - Volume 27, Issue 23 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from New Times [newtimesslo.com] - Volume 27, Issue 23

Why railroad a Good Samaritan?

San Luis Obispo

Terry Mohan

After reading Matt Fountain’s article about the circumstances behind Austin Sarna’s arrest and imprisonment in New Times (“More to the story?” Dec. 13), I was compelled to speak out.

Matt raises some interesting questions. Why were none of these drunken thugs arrested for the assault of the motorist that initially started this fiasco? Why weren’t the two that assaulted Sarna arrested after witnesses confirmed they were pummeling him ruthlessly? Any injuries Sarna delivered after he was attacked were justified.

Austin Sarna risked his life confronting this group of drunken thugs who could have defused the situation by getting in their vehicle and driving away. But they decided to turn their violence from the passing motorist they initially pummeled to this young, slight kid. Now he stands charged with attempted murder.

It appears he is being “gitmoed” by our local judiciary in an attempt to intimidate him to plead guilty, so the DA will not lose another case of defending the local drunks.

To join the efforts to free Austin contact me at justiceforaustinsarna@gmail.com. Let’s demonstrate that our community supports Good Samaritans and detests drunken thugs.