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If you are suspect of committing a crime that it is going to land you in life in prison without the possibility of parole, you would not do what this guy did as reported by as reported by Fox News.
“Authorities in South Florida say a man is charged with murder because he was overheard discussing the killing when his cellphone pocket-dialed 911.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office says 24-year-old Scott Simon is charged with first-degree murder in the May 5 shooting of 33-year-old Nicholas Walker. Walker was shot while driving his car onto an Interstate 95 on-ramp.
Authorities say Simon is heard on the 911 call telling someone he’s going to follow the victim home and kill him. But investigators say they believe Simon coordinated the killing and did not pull the trigger himself.
The shooting happened after Walker got into an argument with other men at a Waffle House restaurant. Authorities are still looking for two other suspects”
Unfortunately, for him, he did not have a chase to get away. His stupidity with using his phone cost him to spend the rest of his life in Florida prison. In conclusion, be careful of what happens when you pocket-dial somebody on your phone.
“A Kansas City woman was charged Saturday with abusing her 10-year-old daughter who weighed just 32 pounds when she was found locked in a closet that reeked of urine.
The 29-year-old woman faces charges of assault and child abuse and endangerment in Jackson County Circuit Court. The Associated Press is not naming the mother to protect the child’s identity. Prosecutors are requesting that bond be set at $200,000.
Officers freed the girl after responding Friday morning to a call to a child abuse hotline. Neighbors told police that they didn’t know the malnourished child taken from the public housing complex even lived there.
When officers first arrived, two women told the officers that the mother had left about 20 minutes earlier with two girls, whom they described as “clean and well fed,” a Kansas City officer said in the probable cause statement.
A social services worker said there should be three children at the home. But the women insisted, “No, we have lived here for several years, and she only has two daughters that stay here, and we have never seen the other girl, but we heard she stays with the father or an aunt,” the probable cause statement said.
Officers ultimately made their way into the apartment, where they found a portable crib pushed up against a bedroom closet, which was tied closed. The officers asked if anyone was inside, and a child’s voice answered “yes,” the probable cause statement said.
The girl told officers that her mother took her sisters out to breakfast, but she didn’t go because “she messes herself.”
The girl was transported to a Children’s Mercy Hospital, where she was diagnosed with multiple skin injuries. Hospital staff said she had gained just 6 pounds since she last was at the hospital six years earlier.
The girl told detectives who interviewed her at the hospital that her mother puts her in the closet “a lot,” that she doesn’t get to eat every day and that she “does not want to go back home anymore.” The girl also said she gets in trouble “because she keeps peeing on herself” and her mother will “punch her on her back real hard,” according to the probable cause statement.
The mother was arrested later Friday and the two younger children were placed in protective custody. The mother told police she doesn’t let the 10-year-old leave the house because she knows the girl is malnourished and would “get in trouble if someone saw her
This is one of the revolting cases of child abuse that I have ever seen in my life. This is pure child neglect at its worst. I hope that she gets in life in prison for these crimes.
The Daily Telegraph reports (http://bit.ly/I60TAG)
“Zachary McKee, 27, died after coming into contact an electrified third rail while relieving himself at a subway stop in Evanston, Illinois, last night.
According to local police McKee clambered down onto the track at South Boulevard station and fell onto the rails at around 11pm.
A companion alerted subway security but were too late to save him.
He was pronounced dead less than an hour later at Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston.
It is not clear whether McKee urinated directly onto the third rail but, contrary to popular belief, the practice is unlikely to result in death.
Urine not good for jellyfish stings 22 Jul 2011
Belarus executes 2 men convicted of metro bombing 18 Mar 2012
A victim would have to be standing extremely close to the electric rail in order for their stream to hold together and carry the charge. More often the stream breaks into droplets, interrupting the charge.
Many of the deaths reported to have been caused by people peeing onto electric tracks were actually the result of stepping or falling onto the rail.
In the American television show Mythbusters a presenter urinated onto an electric fence to prove that there was virtually no danger of electrocution.
It is not clear whether McKee was intoxicated at the time of his death”
Ouch! I would hate to die that way! Not a way to go!
The LA Times reports
“A Palo Alto woman was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after police said she, in a fit of rage over a stolen parking space, bit the driver who swooped into her spot.
Witnesses told police that Sara Gillian was waiting for a street parking space in a residential San Francisco neighborhood, when another female driver slid into the space, sparking a fight. A driver and passenger got out of each car, and “pushing and shoving escalated into the suspect biting,” San Francisco police spokesman Gordon Shyy said.
Gillian, 32, was booked on the assault charge after multiple bite marks were found on the victim’s chest area, Shyy said. The other people involved in the incident were released at the scene, he said. Police did not release the name of the victim, but said she was the only injured party.
“We get calls for service over verbal disputes over parking,” Shyy said, “but it is unusual for it to escalate to this point where it escalates to the felony.”
San Francisco County Jail could not be reached Friday to determine if Gillian had been released”
Ouch! Do not steal parking spots in San Francisco where parking is real tight. That is just real no no.
Ted Nungent has said this about for Obama
“”If you can’t galvanize and promote and recruit people to vote for Mitt Romney, we’re done. We’ll be a suburb of Indonesia next year,” Nugent said. “Our president, attorney general, vice president, Hillary Clinton–they’re criminals. They’re criminals. Who doesn’t know the crimes our government are committing”
The real truth is that you elect Mitt Romney, you will make more progress for America into making a third world nation. Therefore, I think Ted Nugent is completely crazy.
Where was Ted Nungent when there all there was all of the war profiteering going on during the Bush administration? Of course, he was not out there speaking out aganist all of the cronyism that was going on during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
The current scandals are scandals and Darrell Issa has every right to investigate them. However, the subject scandals do not come even close to the scandals committed under Bush.
The only crime that the Obama could be accused of doing is the drone wars in Pakistan and keeping open Guantanmo Bay open beyond his administration.
Therefore, I just think this is a just another crazy rant by Ted Nungent. But that what is we expect from Ted Nungent?
More drivel from Mitt Romney. From the Boston Globe’s Political Intelligence blog
“Mittt Romney last week declared his belief that “all moms are working moms,” but he insisted as recently as January that women on welfare need to get jobs, even if they have young children.
Romney defended his wife, Ann, a stay-at-home mother, on Friday after Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen said earlier in the week that Ann Romney is unqualified to speak for women’s economic concerns because she “has actually never worked a day in her life.”
Romney, himself, has said the “all moms are working moms” argument does not apply to mothers who accept welfare assistance.
“Even if you have a child two years of age, you need to go to work,” Romney said at a Jan. 4 campaign stop in Manchester, N.H., describing his position as Massachusetts governor. “And people said, ‘Well that’s heartless,’ and I said ‘No, no, I’m willing to spend more giving daycare to allow those parents to go back to work. It’ll cost the state more providing that daycare, but I want the individuals to have the dignity of work.’ ”
Romney’s comment came in response to a question about welfare dependence and personal responsibility, and his campaign pointed out similarities between it and a statement Democratic former President Bill Clinton made in 1996, when he signed welfare reform legislation.
Click to contact candidates or elected officials about this issue.“This act honors my basic principles of real welfare reform. It requires work of welfare recipients, limits the time they can stay on welfare, and provides child care and health care to help them make the move from welfare to work,” Clinton said at the time. “It demands personal responsibility, and puts in place tough child support enforcement measures.”
I think such a remark considered to be hypocrisy. The reality is that a lot of mothers want to stay home with their kids, but are not able to because they have make ends meet. I think the social safety net should be designed that women should have the right to stay with home with their kids until the age of four if they have desire to do so. Being a stay at home is just as much as full-time job as working mom especially given when you have small kids.
Again, another reason why this guy should not be voted into office
Obama is on a quest to impress. He wants to impress Latin American leaders because he wants a stronger US prescence in the region. Despite Obama’s chances to woo the foreign leaders, Obama had some problems at a conference
First, he had to deal with evolving scandal involving security service. Reuters reports
Americas attended by more than 30 heads of state, 11 U.S. Secret Service agents were sent home and five military servicemen grounded over “misconduct” allegations in a hotel.
Prostitutes were taken to the hotel, according to a Colombian police source.
The widening controversy was overshadowing a host of weightier topics at the two-day summit that began on Saturday.
“I had a breakfast meeting to discuss trade and drugs, but the only thing the other delegates wanted to talk about was the story of the agents and the hookers,” chuckled one Latin American diplomat in the historic city of Cartagena.
I bet Darryl Issa is frothing in the mouth over this scandal. He now has the Obama administration on two minor scandals: the debacle with the Secret Service in and the GSA scandal with $823,000 in excessive charges as described by the Washington Post
“GSA Inspector General Brian Miller, who documented excessive spending on entertainment, food and travel to the $823,000 training conference, this week asked the Department of Justice to consider criminal charges against organizer Jeffrey E. Neely, congressional sources and other government officials familiar with the referral said’”
So Obama has some minor scandals to deal with. However, these scandals are nothing compared to the scandals committed during the Bush administration like warrant wiretapping and allegations of waterboarding and other forms of tortures. Darryl Issa should investigate these crimes, but the context of the subject scandal is that they are considered to be minor when compared to the deeds of the Bush administration.
So North Korea decided to launch a rocket today. However, like everything, it failed. I do not know why North Korea decides to waste $850 million dollars on a development on a rocket launch. Apparently, the reason as reported by the Washington Post.for the centennial celebration for the birth of founder Kim Il Sun.
Based on all of the news reports that I read today, I believed that the rocket launch is prop up the cult of personality that dominates North Korean politics. The failure of the rocket launch now means that the country will miss critical food shortage.
I have never understood the rationale of North Korean leadership except for the necessity of maintaining a cult of personality.
As reported in almost every news outlet today, George Zimmerman was charged with the second-degree murder of Trayvon Martin. Let’s look at some statues related to the Travon Martin case
The second-degree murder law is shown below (ref; Chapter 782.04((2)
“The unlawful killing of a human being, when perpetrated by any act imminently dangerous to another and evincing a depraved mind regardless of human life, although without any premeditated design to effect the death of any particular individual, is murder in the second degree and constitutes a felony of the first degree, punishable by imprisonment for a term of years not exceeding life or as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.08″
The other charge that could be brought aganist George Zimmerman is Aggravated Manslaughter of a Child (Chapter 782.07(3)
“ (3) A person who causes the death of any person under the age of 18 by culpable negligence under s. 827.03(3) commits aggravated manslaughter of a child, a felony of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.”
In my opinion, it was culpable negligence rather than “the unlawful killing of a human being, when perpetrated by any act imminently dangerous to another and evincing a depraved mind regardless of human life” as stated in Chapter 782.04(2). Therefore, I believe that the subject case should be prosecuted as aggravated manslaughter of a child. I believe that a jury would agree with my analysis of the case and therefore, render George Zimmerman guilty of aggravated manslaughter of a child.
I kinda like Rick Santorum. If I were a conservative, I would vote for him over Romney. Romney is just too much corporatist for me. However, it amazes me that Rick Santorum makes gaffes like telling people that the University of California does not offer United States history. An excerpt from the Raw Story tells us more about Rick Santorum’s gaffe
“During a campaign stop in Wisconsin on Monday, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum claimed that a number of the University of California’s ten campuses did not offer courses on American history.
“I was just reading something last night from the state of California,” he said, according to Think Progress. “And that the California universities – I think it’s seven or eight of the California system of universities don’t even teach an American history course. It’s not even available to be taught.”
“Just to tell you how bad it’s gotten in this country, where we’re trying to disconnect the American people from the roots of who we are, so they have an understanding of what America should be,” Santorum added.
He appeared to be making reference to an op-ed recently published in the Wall Street Journal by Peter Berkowitz of the National Association of Scholars, a conservative group that fights the “progressive agenda” in the lecture hall.
However, Think Progress found that UC campuses at Berkeley, Irvine, Davis, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz all offered American history courses. UC San Francisco, a medical school, was the only campus that did not offer any American history course”
Rick Santorum is partially right because some UC campus do not require American history as part of the General Education requirements. However, to state that the University of California does not teach American History classes is another gaffe that makes him unqualified for president.
Mitt Romney does not make gaffes like Rick Santorum does and therefore, clearly more qualified to be President than Rick Santorum. Even though I think Santorum is more affable than Romney is, I think that Rick Santorum would be the second coming of George Bush and therefore, should not be permitted to be President.