25 Sep #WalangNamamataySaTrafficPaMost: Witnesses are posting on social media
JUAN SAYS: We do understand that the traffic brings out the worst in all of us. We are all rushing to get to where we wanna go, and in the midst of our rush, we are cut by certain vehicles who like us are also driving like a lunatic along the roads of EDSA. It takes the chivalry out of men, and it gives women an excuse to be a bitch. But does traffic justify your heated anger? Just traffic justify your earnest want to kill people just because they are slowing you down or getting in the way of how fast you want to go?
No matter how angry we all are about this incident, we too are one with James Deakin. We too would like to give a chance to the killer of this man, to surrender himself, and for once in his life, do the right thing. Be a man. Be a human being. Take those fists where they belong! With hand cuffs, in a jail cell.
Dude, you should have thought about this before stepping out of your car and beating the shit out of this man. Bangga lang yan, napapagawa yan. Oo bad trip. Oo hassle. But it should never have come to this point.
By James Deakin
To the man that beat this poor father of 3 to death for accidentally backing up into his car, take a good look at this picture. This is the face of the man you killed. This is the father you took away from 3 children, the loving husband and sole-income earner that you decided should be taught a lesson. Now ask yourself. Was it worth it? Was it worth beating him to death on the side of the road in front of your 8-month pregnant wife?
What possible threat could this 59-year old unarmed man, born with a heart condition, could have been to you? Was it really something you couldn’t have talked out as men or let insurance handle? Looking back, it must all seem so trivial now, huh? But I’ll let you in on a little something, it always was. Rage just made it seem like the most important thing in the world.
This is why it is so important to not let it take over. Just like I am doing now.
You see, truth be told, I really, really want to name and shame you publicly now that the case has been filed and eyewitnesses have come forward. Maybe even throw in your home address for good measure. I’m sure it would give me and others some instant gratification, or a temporary dose of vigilante justice. But I won’t.
Two wrongs don’t make a right. Same goes for your case. Because while there’s nothing that will bring Delio back, here’s your chance to act like a real man. Give yourself up now and spare your family the shame of having their name dragged through the press; spare your unborn child from growing up with the stigma of having his family name summarized by his father’s act of violence.
Now’s your chance. But it won’t last long. Do the right thing.
Likewise, if anyone has any information, pictures or videos of this crime, please step forward. There’s no place for violence on our roads. They’re deadly enough as it is.