I saw the El Paso Times' editorial this morning asking for Rep. Gonzalez (non-pan) to dish more dirt on her DWI arrest. You can read it HERE and stop sending me links to it - I've read it.
Everybody keeps asking me "what more could they want?" I would assume they want the juicy details of where she was before the crash, what she was doing and possibly who she was doing. I mean, there's not more to know than we already know when it comes to the facts of the case.
Gonzalez was drunk, rear ended a car that then hit a bike. She taken to the hospital and then arrested. Is there really anything else to add? No.
There are some interesting subjective details offered by the cops that raise huge questions with me. I'm a little worried that cops are now tasked with reporting on a perp's measure of remorse for whatever they've done wrong. I know that the judicial system now heavily weights a defendant's ability to show remorse for their crimes when sentencing is being considered. However, I had no idea that cops where now tasked with helping to build that case for prosecutors. Can you imagine if your fate is in the hands of a cop who writes a report and doesn't capture your level remorse correctly? It's a little weird to me. Besides, she was drunk and you can't be expected to give the proper emotional response for your actions - it's the very definition of being drunk.
The paper wants more, but they know they've got what is fair. They want her to commit career suicide on the phone with their reporter and aren't going to stop prodding her in that direction until something more interesting comes along. Don't begrudge them their desire for destruction - that's what fuels the media.