Well i could'nt take the stewing so i wrote a letter. Here is a copy of my letter. Sorry for the long post---
To: Chief of Police- Lubbock Texas.
It has been brought to my attention here in Roselle Illinois an article in your city/town concerning the death of a fellow motorcycle enthusiast who happened to work for Fox. I must say i was saddened by the lost of a fellow enthusiast but then quickly enraged at the gross negligent and unprofessionalism by YOUR police department spokesman. I assume Capt. Richard Foster is your spokesman and does speak for your town/city/ Police Department since an officer of his ranking would surely not give statements to the press without approval.
As unfortunate as the accident was i could not believe Capt Foster would make such an unfair generalization or in other words "Stereo Type" motorcycle enthusiasts. Yes the GSXR is built for speed but yet i do believe a Scooter will also do the speed limit plus. There is only mention of the female making a left hand turn IN FRONT of him and he collided with her. No citations issued in the accident? Is it not illegal in Texas to make a left hand turn without yielding to an oncoming MOTORIST?
Back to Captain Fosters' comment about "built for speed" are you saying all sportbikes are built for speed or just the Suzuki GSXR? Is it also your intention to say if you make an illegal left turn (Failure to Yield) and cause the death of a sportbike rider you will be forgiven and sent on your way without citation? That is what it sounds like from your Departments Spokesman. Please do take into consideration the "Built for Speed" Automobiles. Please correct me if i am wrong but i do believe police vehicles are built for speed as well. If an officer has an accident in the line of duty responding to a call would it be correct to say "unfortunate but you do know those cars are built for speed".
I truly hope my point has been taken and not dismissed as "another biker" email. In response i will say I do ride a Suzuki Sportsbike and i do have a wonderful wife along with a son and daughter. I am also a Veteran of a Foreign War so please do NOT stereotype myself as a "BIKER" when you read this due to the fact of the nature of this letter.
Thank You for your time and consideration. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have. I will be forwarding this article to numerous outlets in hope of enlightening my fellow riders.
Sincerely--- Kelly R. Keatts
A.K.A. Labdog on the web.