The media has come down hard on Andrew Thomas Gallo, the young man thatÂ allegedly killed Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitcher Nick Adenhart, Courtney Stewart and Henry Pearson as well asÂ injuringÂ Jon Wilhite. The circumstances of the Major League Baseball player’s death have thrust this incident into the national spotlight and Andrew Gallo and his family have been beaten down with the negative press. It’s been so bad that Gallo’s family has temporarily relocated because of death threats, presumably from idiot Angels fans.
But Gallo’s family isn’t doing him any favors, sticking with the same game plan that got him here in the first place. In the family’s first public interview, Andrew’s father, Thomas Gallo told the press,Â ”People think my son is a monster. He’s not.” Gallo’s mother added thatÂ ”It was an accident. He never meant to hurt anybody, ever.” What a relief. Let’s just forget it all happened.
Everyone (except for those chuckleheads making death threats) understands that Gallo isn’t a “monster”. But that doesn’t change the fact that he’s facingÂ three counts of murder, driving under the influence of alcohol and fleeing the scene of an accident, all with good seemingly evidence. And of course Gallo didn’t go out that night intending to get shitfaced and plow into oncoming traffic and kill innocent people. This may have been an accident, but it certainly never had to happen.
But Gallo’s family of enablers let it happen. The kid had a rough childhood, I get it. But how long can people keep making excuses for him. Tripping on your shoelaces is an accident. Driving drunk and killing people is not an accident. It’s an act ofÂ irresponsibilityÂ and reckless disregard for human life. You’d never hear the mother of someone that shot up an office building sayÂ ”It was an accident, he never meant to kill anybody. Maybe just injure them.”
So Gallo family, do your son a favor. Start taking responsibility for your actions. Encourage him to do the same. Like it or not he’s facing a lot of years in prison. So he needs to start accepting that he did this to himself. He didn’t learn anything the last time he was suspected of DUI. He chose to drink, he chose to get behind the wheel of that car. He killed those people, allegedly. And if his family had done the right thing, stopped making excuses for him, given him some tough love and made him turn his life around this could’ve all been avoided.
Try to remember that your son isn’t the only live that has beenÂ drasticallyÂ changed forever by the events that transpired. There are several other families, mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters and grandparents whose lives will never be the same thanks to your selfishness, and the actions of your son. Stop trying to pretend that your son was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. You stood by and watched him drink himself into the man he’s become. You created this coward that allegedly murders innocent people and then flees the scene. Now you and Andrew have to deal with the consequences.