Thursday, June 21, 2007
Out of Control Austin Crowd Murders Passenger
Mob mentality results in an innocent death. Two wrongs never make a right. Investigators are gathering evidence concerning David Rivas Morales death. Morales died defending the driver of a car that struck and injured a two year old boy. There were two to 20 attackers according to Austin Police. Morales, 40, was a passenger in the car that struck the boy. The boy was treated at a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. When the driver went to check on the child, he was confronted by several people. Morales got out of the car to protect the driver and was attacked as well. The driver is cooperating with investigators. The child, Michael Hosea Jr., is going to be fine. The crowd had presumably been at the Juneteenth festival. The city sponsered festival for Juneteenth commemorates Texas slaves getting freed.