Red State and Blue State Safety Records Portend Many More Tragedies in America

Dear Care for Crash Victims Community Members:

The three branches of the Federal government of the U.S.A. have shifted sharply to Red.   Health and safety policies are being scrapped endangering us all.

We can examine the results on people in Red States in recent years to understand what will soon tragically be happening to people in both Red and Blue States.

Legal Reader has kindly published an article on the subject at

The article contains some information tools that advocates can use to build a Safer America.

Lou Lombardo

Deregulation and Trustworthiness

Dear Care for Crash Victims Community Members:

Republican Trump’s “Deregulation” Teams

The NY Times reports:
WASHINGTON — President Trump entered office pledging to cut red tape, and within weeks, he ordered his administration to assemble teams to aggressively scale back government regulations.But the effort — a signature theme in Mr. Trump’s populist campaign for the White House — is being conducted in large part out of public view and often by political appointees with deep industry ties and potential conflicts.Most government agencies have declined to disclose information about their deregulation teams. But The New York Times and ProPublica identified 71 appointees, including 28 with potential conflicts, through interviews, public records and documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.  


Republican and Democrat Officials 

The Washington Post publishes an article on how the FBI evaluates people for U.S. security clearances.
A former FBI official tells us how they measure people seeking positions of public trust.  Carla F. Bad is an acronym the FBI uses to remember the characteristics they examine: Character, Associates, Reputation, Loyalty, Ability, Finances, Bias, Alcohol, and Drugs.

Imagine if we the people examined our public officials for their trustworthiness in our governance using the same measures.

How do prospective officials measure up?

  •   Character: admirable or questionable?
  • Associates: people like us or billionaires and mobsters?
  • Reputation: protecting people or profits?
  • Loyalty: to people or corporate interests?
  • Ability: to govern or exploit?
  • Finances: transparent or hidden?
  • Biases: fairness or discriminatory?
  • Alcohol: use or abuse?
  • Drugs: legal or illegal?
Choices for “We the people”

How these questions are asked and answered are matters of life or death importance to America’s future safety and happiness.

Will we have:

  • Truth or Lies?
  • More Greed or More Good?
  • Equality or More Inequality?
  • Health care or Wealth care?
  • Climate care or corporate care?
  • Better education or more ignorance?
  • Safer America or an Unsafer America?
  • Democracy or Oligarchy?
  • Justice or more injustice?
  • War or Peace?
The choices are ours to make.  The question is: Will we the people act – wisely?

There are trustworthy people and organizations working to help us all:

Lou Lombardo

Truck Safety Advocate Marianne Karth Reports 4 Killed in Truck Underride Crash in NY State

We need more support for Marianne’s work to put an end to such preventable tragedies of vehicle violence.

Lou Lombardo

Empowering People With Information

Dear Care for Crash Victims Community Members:

On this Independence Day holiday weekend, an estimated 600 Americans will lose their lives and another 2,400 will be “seriously” injured in the U.S.A. due to vehicle violence.

So far this year under Republican President Trump an estimated 16,406 Americans have lost their lives due to vehicle violence.

Another 23,809 Americans have lost their lives due to automotive air pollution caused early deaths since Inauguration Day 2017.  See

Many people injured and ill in America are cared for in nursing homes which are facing major cuts in funding under the Republican “Healthcare” bill currently in Congress. 

What are American citizens to do?

To address this question Legal Reader has published an article I submitted titled “Empowering People With Information”.  It includes info on using the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by Michael R. Lemov who was involved in enacting the law.

It also has a recent example of respected researchers using FOIA to keep NHTSA honest.

Also see article on FOIA resources available from IRE.  See

Readers can also join Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) to get additional IRE Journals and resources.  See

American public opinion was, and still is, the first key to gaining our independence, “safety and happiness” as written in the Declaration of Independence.

Let’s work together to make America’s future safer and happier.

Lou Lombardo

Occult Injury Preventable Death?

Dear Care for Crash Victims Community Members:

Here is a crash death that raises questions about the quality of care given to a crash victim.

Tennis star Venus Williams was involved in a crash that resulted in the death of a 78 year old man weeks after the crash of brain injury.

Reports of the crash and “wrongful death” law suit against Ms. Williams are at

NHTSA research found that brain injuries in crashes are often missed especially in older patients.  I remember one case where an older man was given a half body cat scan for his lower extremity injuries but died weeks later of brain injuries that had not been scanned until weeks later (when it was too late).  I asked the surgeon why only a half body scan was done in the first place.  He said cost.  I asked how much more would a full body scan cost?  He said not much difference in cost but that there was a difference in schedule payments that could be justified.

See NHTSA research on crashes injuries, treatments and outcomes at

See NHTSA & University of Miami research on Occult injuries at

Hopefully deeper investigation of the emergency medical care of this crash victim can result in improvements in care for crash victims.
Lou Lombardo

Crash Victims Continue Fight for Safety For Us All

Dear Care for Crash Victims Community Members:

Please see the magnificent and continuing efforts by Marianne Karth and her family and friends and Lois Durso at

Where is the mainstream media coverage of this issue?  Since 1967?

The media can, and must, do better at preventing tragedies here in the U.S.A. today.

Lou Lombardo