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Trayvon Martin Investigator Wanted Manslaughter Charge

The lead homicide investigator in the shooting of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin recommended that neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman be charged with manslaughter the night of the shooting,multiple sources told ABC News.

But Sanford, Fla., Investigator Chris Serino was instructed to not press charges against Zimmerman because the state attorney's office headed by Norman Wolfinger determined there wasn't enough evidence to lead to a conviction, the sources told ABC News.

Police brought Zimmerman into the station for questioning for a few hours on the night of the shooting, said Zimmerman's attorney, despite his request for medical attention first. Ultimately they had to accept Zimmerman's claim of self defense. He was never charged with a crime.

Serino filed an affidavit on Feb. 26, the night that Martin was shot and killed by Zimmerman, that stated he was unconvinced Zimmerman's version of events.

One complicating factor in the investigation was that the first detective to interview Zimmerman about the shooting was a narcotics officer rather than a homicide detective.

Since there was clearly a death involved, why did a narcotics officer have the priority in questioning Zimmerman?
The shooting and the circumstances and not drugs should have been the focus. If they knew the questioning would screw up the investigation, and they should have known, it should have been done later.

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Mar 27, 2012, 04:41 PM (0 replies)

JetBlue captain subdued during flight after pounding on cockpit

(CBS News) A police officer and an off-duty airline pilot subdued a JetBlue captain Tuesday morning aboard a Las Vegas-bound flight when the captain started pounding on the cockpit doorafter the flight's co-pilot asked him to leave and subsequently locked him out, a federal official told CBS News.

The captain became incoherent during JetBlue Flight 191 from New York's John F. Kennedy International, prompting the co-pilot to get him to leave the cockpit, the official said. JetBlue said in a statement to CBS News that the flight was diverted to Amarillo, Texas, "for a medical situation involving the captain."

Jet Blue flight 191 enroute from JFK to Las Vegas. The flight was diverted to Amarillo after the pilot reported an in-flight-emergency concerning an out-of-control passenger on board.
A different federal official told CBS News that the incident doesn't appear to be related to terrorism but that the FBI is investigating. The police officer, who works for the New York Police Department, was travelling as a passenger.

The "ill crewmember" was taken to a local medical facility after the plane landed in Amarillo, JetBlue said. Passengers are expected to be transported to Las Vegas on a different plane.

Juuuuuust a bit scarey........

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Mar 27, 2012, 03:02 PM (6 replies)

Romney's CA Mansion Project Features Elevators For Cars

Politico's Reid Epstein dug up the construction plans for Mitt Romney's La Jolla, CA mansion project (a favorite punching bag for Democrats) and found a project packed with goodies not found on the average middle class home.

At Mitt Romney’s proposed California beach house, the cars will have their own separate elevator.

There’s also a planned outdoor shower and a 3,600-square foot basement — a room with more floor space than the existing home’s entire living quarters.

Epstein also reports the project has "its own lobbyist, hired by Romney to push the plan through the approval process."
More: http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entries/romneys-ca-mansion-project-features-elevator-for-cars

He has no clue how most people live. He probby thinks this is standard.

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Mar 27, 2012, 10:49 AM (36 replies)

For a laugh: Newspaper headlines and ads

Mitt Romney?



Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Mar 27, 2012, 08:18 AM (0 replies)

Check out this wild wardrobe a kid has in her room:


I would have loved this!

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Mar 27, 2012, 07:57 AM (11 replies)

Easter Egg Hunt Canceled Due To Aggressive Parents

Organizers of an annual Easter egg hunt in Colorado attended by hundreds of children have canceled this year's event, citing the behavior of aggressive parents who swarmed into the tiny park last year, determined that their kids get an egg.

That hunt was over in seconds, to the consternation of egg-less tots and their own parents. Too many parents had jumped a rope set up to allow only children into Bancroft Park in a historic area of Colorado Springs.
"They couldn't resist getting over the rope to help their kids," said Ron Alsop, a former Wall Street Journal reporter and author of The Trophy Kids Grow Up, which examines the "millennial children" generation.

An Easter Egg Hunt? Seriously? Oy!

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Mar 27, 2012, 05:56 AM (6 replies)

Design student creates 'sleeping bag coat' for homeless people

The Detroit native has watched the homeless population of her economically savaged city explode to more than 30,000 in recent years, and she wants to help.

"What I found, in working at shelters and getting to know homeless people, is that pride is one of their biggest needs," Scott said. "Whether or not they can get into a shelter, they want to be able to take care of themselves."

Part of that pride, Scott learned, meant being able to sleep outside without freezing to death. In Detroit in the winter, a homeless person can die of exposure even in the daytime.
To Scott, the logical thing was to devise a warm coat for the daytime that could also be used as a life-saving blanket at night.

Scott takes synthetic quilting used in industrial clothing and stitches it to an outer shell of Tyvek, a paper-thin, crinkly material used in mail envelopes and building insulation. Tyvek is so water resistant and heat-trapping that Scott and her friends have been able to sleep in 17-degree weather, in the snow, and stay warm, she said.

The coat-bag weighs only 1 pound and looks like an extra-large coat with a big hood. It costs $7 to $10 to produce.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/09/10/BAHR1L2HK8.DTL#

This could save a lot of lives. Unfortunately, homeless shelters and programs for them are being severely cut.
Hopefully, someone will bankroll this project. Modifications may need to be made, but it's a promising start!

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Mar 27, 2012, 05:21 AM (14 replies)

Mitt: I Won’t Detail Plans, Because Then I’d Lose

Mitt Romney has embraced a budget plan that would entail cutting federal programs other than defense and Social Security by more than half. It does raise the question of how he plans to carry out such a sweeping goal. In an interview with the Weekly Standard, Romney says he'd eliminate a bunch of departments. But he won’t say which ones:

One of the things I found in a short campaign against Ted Kennedy was that when I said, for instance, that I wanted to eliminate the Department of Education, that was used to suggest I don’t care about education,” Romney recalled. “So I think it’s important for me to point out that I anticipate that there will be departments and agencies that will either be eliminated or combined with other agencies. So for instance, I anticipate that housing vouchers will be turned over to the states rather than be administered at the federal level, and so at this point I think of the programs to be eliminated or to be returned to the states, and we’ll see what consolidation opportunities exist as a result of those program eliminations. So will there be some that get eliminated or combined?
The answer is yes, but I’m not going to give you a list right now.

One of the things I have found in previous elections is that announcing my plans makes people want to vote against me!

He is a deeply stupid man in many ways.

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Mar 27, 2012, 04:14 AM (17 replies)

Big problem with Zimmerman's story:

Joy Reid (@TheReidReport)
3/26/12 10:43 PM
Big problem with Zimmerman's story as told in the @orlandosentinel: you can't lose sight of someone in the corridor where he shot Trayvon.

Joy Reid (@TheReidReport)
3/26/12 10:44 PM
The row of backyards that form the corridor where Zimmerman followed Trayvon on foot is made of attached homes. No hiding places.

There will be many others. Call me Carnac.

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Mar 27, 2012, 04:03 AM (6 replies)

Bad RW Math

Hoodie = hoodlum
Marijuana = FBI's Most Wanted
Skittles = gun
Neighborhood Watch = police

There are many others.

Trayvon's life will be thoroughly dissected. ANYTHING remotely negative will be publicized and blown up into gigantic issues.

Few people could stand up to this kind of scrutiny. I couldn't!

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Mar 27, 2012, 03:21 AM (0 replies)
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