So a video that's just starting to pick up steam as it heads around the internet, was filmed by a guy who met President Obama a hair under a week ago. When the Pres made his way around to Stephon -- who was born deaf 26 years ago -- he signed "I am proud of you" to Obama, and was quite shocked when the President very nonchalantly responded in kind. Taking a quote from the article, "This is one of those moments that humanize the office of the presidency." So I'm not posting this to delve into the Obama-good-guy or Obama-bad-guy debate, I just thought it was a neat surprise that the Pres knows sign language. I also noticed the agents flanking the Pres had their hands in the ready position.
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This Zimmerman/Martin shooting shows no signs of dying down anytime soon, nor should it. Online petitions, celebrity tweets, shit people are even mailing bags of Skittles to the Sanford Police Chief. I had the chance to bounce a few emails with [ANONYMOUS person] who used to (a) be Le'Policia up in the Orlando area which is about 20 miles from Sanford, and (b) later used to practice law in the same area... and here are the highlights of his take on what went down:
Hey Ernie, this case does seem to have become a huge issue. No surprise given the intersection of current issues. I think, however, that the current status of the case is pretty easily explained. First, I lived in the Orlando area for decades and was in law enforcement and practiced law there. The Sanford PD is pretty awful. They have had many problems, especially of late, with internal discipline, alleged cover ups, the whole bad thing. Second, given Florida's law which does not require one to retreat when threatened, the is a need to be thorough in making arrests. Third, when law enforcement agencies and prosecutors are faced with potentially sticky cases from a political standpoint, they very often use the Grand Jury mechanism to bail them out. If the Grand Jury indicts or doesn't indict and either is publicly perceived as a "bad result", it is the Grand Jury, whose members are anonymous by law in Florida, that are blamed and the "public servants" go merrily along with life. My prediction, based on what I have seen and heard publicly, Zimmerman is going to be charged and prosecuted for Second Degree murder.....and probably convicted. Personally, he's the kind of rare but dangerous nut ball that gives many a bad name.
Ernie, your point [regarding disparity of force] is well taken but also seriously understates the underlying problem. This is NOT, by any apparent description of events, a situation where Zimmerman was ever "threatened" by anything. He appears to have initiated that contact between the two and escalated it in spite of multiple windows of opportunity to simply stop. Based on the description of circumstances, a uniformed officer would probably not have had the "reasonable suspicion" to initiate an encounter (known coincidentally as a "Terry stop") to determine if there was unlawful activity going on. On the subject of delay in charging, I don't know the current policy of the State Attorney in Sanford, the 19th Judicial Circuit, but many SA's ask law enforcement agencies to defer making an arrest if the circumstances are the least bit muddy so as to avoid either double jeopardy or speedy trial problems. I'll be interested to see how this one turns out. As I said before, you can count on this clown becoming the new poster boy for gun control nuts.
Generally speaking, when the State Legislator who wrote and sponsorsed Florida's Castle Doctine law says you should be arrested, then you're pretty much fucked. And here's another interesting tidbit. The handgun that Zimmerman used is identified as a 9mm manufactured by Kel-Tec -- and while they didn't identify specifically which model, if he was going concealed carry it was most likely none other than the PF-9. If you remember correctly, that's the gun I bought back in December of 2008. But as the gun's round count started to climb, the fit and finish -- which to be honest wasn't miraculous to begin with, but again $320 gun -- began to suffer. When the gun was in battery, the slide had a surprising amount of play, rocking from side to side a little more than I was comfortable with. And so my PF9 and I parted ways earlier this year. I initially wanted a Beretta Nano but after holding one in my hand it seemed, well, very awkward to me. So I'm carrying TBL's Bersa Thunder .380 for now until the new Sig Sauer p938 hit the market later this year.
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army women are barred from combat: but not from cage fighting!
watch this asshole chug a bottle of absolut in 15 seconds - real or fake? let's use the lie detector 3000
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