The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Texas Tragedy:
Blame the Bus Driver to Protect Others Higher Up

Oct 24, 2005

The driver of the bus that caught fire near Dallas, Texas, killing 24 people, is now facing criminal charges. So far, the only information released about Juan Robles Gutierrez was that he had a Mexican drivers license, not a Texas one.

What about charges against the owners of Global Limo, his employer who allowed him to drive without a Texas license? What about the condition of Global buses, which drivers had been ordered to stop driving five times in the last three years?What about charges against the Texas officials who didn’t shut Global down permanently? What about charges against nursing home operators, who had the obligation to keep safe the frail people under their care?

And what about charges against the governors of the states hit by the hurricanes, who never organized orderly evacuations?

Where are the indictments against all these people?