The tragic case of Bryan Stow, the Giants fan still in the hospital after being attacked at Dodgers Stadium, has generated a substantial amount of public support.
Baseball fans have been helping to send around the sketches of the two suspects, and the Giants will honor Stow during Friday's home game. On Wednesday night, a community prayer vigil -- which will include clergy members, community activists, Dodger fans, and Stow family members -- will be held at 6 PM PST outside of County-USC Medical Center, where Stow is hospitalized.
Additionally, the reward for helping to catch the two Dodger fans who attacked Stow has been increased to $100,000.
That's after the Los Angeles City Council approved a $50,000 additional reward for helping to catch the two suspects.
Currently, the City Council is offering $50K, the Dodgers are offering $25,000, the Giants are offering $10,000, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors is offering $10,000 and Stowe's employer, American Medical Response, is offering $5,000.
If anyone's in possession of information relating to the two suspects, they should call either Detective Percy Morris or Detective Larry Burcher of the Los Angeles Police Department at (213)-847-4261.
Additionally, the Giants will collect donations on Monday, April 11 to go to the Bryan Stow Fund.
Honestly, it's an amazing response from the two communities (the only possible complaint is that the Dodgers don't seem too interested in beefing up security around the stadium, despite the attack) and one of those times where it's genuinely touching to see how people rally around someone's suffering.
At the same time, it's impossible to really feel good about this situation -- two idiotic, perhaps violence prone, young men are running around the city of Los Angeles while Stow's kids sit at home wondering if their dad will ever be the same, much less alive.
It's a tragic situation and one can only hope that not only does Stow come out of it okay, but that the two suspects in question receive just punishment.
To Donate to the Bryan Stow Fund Online:
Go to www.sfpcu.org to place your donation. Please indicate The Bryan Stow Fund. Account # 1377733
To Donate to the Bryan Stow Fund By Mail:
Checks should be made out to "The Bryan Stow Fund"
Mail your donation to:
SF Police Credit Union
c/o San Mateo Branch
1495 S. El Camino Real
San Mateo, CA 94402