If you really, really, hate a dumber-than-paint family member, dress them up as a terrorist, give them a realistic fake rocket launcher, and send them to play in traffic. Tell said dummy you are going to film the ensuing chaos to “test police response times.” That’s what is Michael David Turley did, and now the moron will face charges.
As someone in the article linked above noted, anyone driving through the intersection could have chosen to deliberately run the “terrorist” over multiple times until he was the consistency of jelly.
While it will perhaps come as a a shock to the “urban elite,” many people in the free states carry what are euphemistically called “truck guns.” Typically inexpensive rifles or pistols, they ride behind the seat or on the toolbox of a pick-up, or in the trunk of a car, “just in case.”
If any so armed motorist, concealed carry permit holder or had come across this scene, grabbed their firearm and opened fire upon the terrorist, no jury in the United States would have convicted the drive (nor many juries in California) for any injuries sustained.
Frankly, if the prosecutor wanted to make a name for toughness here I think there is an arguable case for charging Turley with the attempted murder of his nephew the “terrorist.”
Let’s hope this family doesn’t breed anymore.