Archives March 2012

SANFORD SHOOTING: OUTRAGED OVER OUTRAGE

 

     Frankly Speaking, I’m outraged over all the outrage from the sheep who follow the organizers of hate all over this country. Protesters, and the mainstream media, should step back and see where this is leading to. It’s won’t be pretty.  What’s happening is not so much a demand for justice, but a rabid search for vengeance.

     If the investigation reveals that 17 year-old Trayvon Martin was unjustly killed, and George Zimmerman committed an act of murder, he should absoultely be charged and tried. America’s legal system cites innocence before proven guilty, so that trials are held in a courtroom and not the city streets.

     This unwarranted national attention brought upon this case will alter the pursuit for justice. Any charges that are filed against Zimmerman will now render him the best dream team, pro bono, since Casey Anthony and O.J. Simpson, and we all know those results. The best of lawyers will spend whatever it takes to defend him. No public defender for this guy.

     If and when Zimmerman is tried and then acquitted, with the flames of hatred stoked to the limits by the likes of Al Sharpton, expect riots in the streets of America. Cities will be burned and more people will be killed at random. Been there, seen that.

     Arthur McDuffie was a black man killed by white cops in 1979 after a harrowing chase. The black community was up in arms. The cops were charged with the crime, but the testimony offered doubts to the jury that McDuffie had been aggressive. The cops were acquitted. Miami went up in flames for three days. Another eighteen people were savagely killed at random, many more injured, and Liberty City became a devastated look-alike to a war zone. For what?

     Despite the racial equation, the McDuffie killing was not a hate crime because of race. I know. I was the chief investigator with access to all the details about every individual and every action. I seriously doubt the Trayvon Martin tragedy was about racial profiling, though the media and/or the Al Sharptons would have us all believe that. Sadly, sheep follow the pack.

     The unjustified demand for the Sanford police chief’s head is an unwarranted tragedy of its own kind. Despite a distinguished career of serving his community, that’s all history now. He had to take the fall for the department’s failure to arrest the shooter. But it wasn’t up to the chief, or the cops.  Cases like this first require a consultation with the State Attorney’s Office before any charges can be filed. The mainstream media knows this but they keep fanning the flames, because social disorder is big news. The prosecutors call the shots, not the cops. Police investigators merely execute the warrant and make the arrest. Prosecutors, meanwhile, do what they always do, evaluate all the evidence and weigh the chances of getting a sure conviction. When there is little chance of a conviction, there’s little chance of authorizing an arrest. The removal of the police chief in acquiesence to fist pumpers and threats from people who don’t know all the facts, created another unnecessary victim.

     In a recent Florida Today edition in which this story was plastered all over front page, I juxtaposed another story that was on the back page that got little attention from the public. “Teen on trial in death of 2 tourists.” A black 17 year-old was being tried for the senseless murder of two white people fromEngland. Where’s the national attention? Would that killer have fired the gun if the people were black?

     March 6th of this year, if white Deputy Barbara Pill of Brevard County had been a black officer, would she have been shot in the face lying helpless on the street by a black male?

     Second guessing “race” as a motive for such actions, unless the evidence is clear, only serves to stimulate more hatred. Nothing good comes of that. George Zimmerman is a half-Hispanic man with family and friends consisting of all races. From everything that’s been revealed about his life, there is not a racist bone in his body.

     Statistics abound that reflect racially disproportionate killings in America. Whites killed by blacks far outnumber the reverse equation, despite the black population at only 13 percent. Naturally, not all those crimes have race-based motives, but we don’t see national demonstrations each time a person of one race kills a person of another race.

     Had the preliminary facts supported the filing of criminal charges against Zimmerman, rest assured charges would have been filed by now. My own experience of thirty years working major cases in Miami tells me there is always more to the story behind the scenes that has not yet been released while the investigation carries on. If people don’t know all the facts, they should stay quiet until the facts are all known.

     When leaders like Al Sharpton are so fast to assign the “racist” label, they should first look in the mirror. These kinds of demonstrations are not borne of spontaneity they are organized and fomented with a grand plan. This has all the earmarks of a lose-lose situation.

     Beware Sanford. Beware America.

     Let justice, not revenge, prevail.

(This just in…as suspected, more to the story)

Trayvon Martin Death: Police Say Witnesses Back Zimmerman’s Story

WHY JUSTICE KAGAN MUST RECUSE FROM OBAMACARE

 Talk about legal prejudice. Talk about audacity.
Supreme Court Justice Kagan is about to hear arguments and rule on the legalities in one of the most controversial cases in history: Obamacare. Never mind that she has long history of being a loyal subject of Barack Obama. A long time friend from the Harvard law school, she was an Obama appointee to the position of Solicitor General of the U.S. in 2009, whose job it was to argue cases representing Obama to the Supreme Court. She was one of the president’s cheerleaders for the passage of Obamacare. She is unequivocally in the Obama camp. This justice will not, and probably cannot, approach the case with any modicum of objectivity. She owes her butt to the president.
Justice Kagan may be a brilliant legal mind, but that’s a separate issue from integrity.
Title 28, Section 455 of the United States Judicial Code provides that a federal judge:
“shall disqualify himself in any proceeding in which his/her impartiality might reasonably be questioned.” The same section also provides, “where he has a personal bias or prejudice concerning a party, or personal knowledge of disputed evidentiary facts concerning the proceeding; when the judge has previously served as a lawyer or witness concerning the same case or has expressed an opinion concerning its outcome…”
In 2009, national health care was the biggest political issue in the United States domestic front. Solicitor General Elena Kagan was right there, in the political and legal trenches rooting it on.
From a Washington Post column on November 16th, 2011:
• An October 13, 2009, exchange between Kagan and former Deputy Solicitor General (and current Acting Solicitor General) Neal Katyal. Katyal informs Kagan, “We just got Snowe on health care,” referring to Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME).
• A March 21, 2010, email from Kagan to then-Senior Counselor for Access to Justice Laurence Tribe: “I hear they have the votes Larry!! Simply amazing?” Tribe responds, “So healthcare is basically done! Remarkable.”
• A March 16, 2010, email from Kagan to David Barron, then-acting head of the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel, asked if he had seen an article by Michael McConnell published in the Wall Street Journal that discussed a strategy by Democrats to “‘deem’ ObamaCare into Law without voting.” “Did you see Michael McConnell’s piece in the wsj?” Kagan writes in an email with the subject line “Health care q.” “YES, HE IS GETTING THIS GOING,” replied Barron.
This is like having Jim Brown serving as a judge in the O.J. Simpson case.
The close political attachment to Obamacare clearly deems Kagan a non-partial justice in this matter. She knows that. Obama knows that. The mainstream media knows that. Shame on them all for letting this slide.
It appears we have reached beyond the levels of  integrity we saw from past justices. From Wikipedia:
Justice Sandra Day O’Conner generally did not participate in cases involving telecommunication firms because she  owned stock in such firms, while Justice Stephen Breyer has disqualified himself in some cases involving insurance insurance companies because of his participation in a Lloyd’s Of London syndicate. Justices also have declined to participate in cases in which close relatives, such as their children, are lawyers for one of the parties. On occasion, recusal takes place under more unusual circumstances; for example, in two cases, Chief Justice William Rehnquist stepped down from the bench when cases were argued by Arizona attorney James Brosnahan, who had testified against Rehnquist at his confirmation hearing in 1986. Whatever the reason for recusal, the United States Reports will record that the named Justice “took no part in the consideration or decision of this case.”
It is essential in all levels of the judiciary that the mere appearance of impropriety in any legal matter be dissuaded, which is the responsibility of the sitting judge. If an judge cannot do that, especially a Supreme Court Justice, they should not be a judge at all.
If re-elected for four more years, it’s likely Obama will be appointing at least two more justices who will loyally carry out his bidding, with prejudice. Keep that in mind.
Meanwhile, let’s demand that Justice Kagan recuse herself, now.
United States Secretary of State – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kagan’s e-mails: A case for recusal? – Right Turn – The Washington Post
New Documents Show Justice Elena Kagan’s Comments on Obamacare Legislation While Serving as Solicitor General | Judicial Watch
 

WHY JUSTICE KAGAN MUST RECUSE FROM OBAMACARE

 Talk about legal prejudice. Talk about audacity.

Supreme Court Justice Kagan is about to hear arguments and rule on the legalities in one of the most controversial cases in history: Obamacare. Never mind that she has long history of being a loyal subject of Barack Obama. A long time friend from the Harvard law school, she was an Obama appointee to the position of Solicitor General of the U.S. in 2009, whose job it was to argue cases representing Obama to the Supreme Court. She was one of the president’s cheerleaders for the passage of Obamacare. She is unequivocally in the Obama camp. This justice will not, and probably cannot, approach the case with any modicum of objectivity. She owes her butt to the president.

Justice Kagan may be a brilliant legal mind, but that’s a separate issue from integrity.

Title 28, Section 455 of the United States Judicial Code provides that a federal judge:

“shall disqualify himself in any proceeding in which his/her impartiality might reasonably be questioned.” The same section also provides, “where he has a personal bias or prejudice concerning a party, or personal knowledge of disputed evidentiary facts concerning the proceeding; when the judge has previously served as a lawyer or witness concerning the same case or has expressed an opinion concerning its outcome…”

In 2009, national health care was the biggest political issue in the United States domestic front. Solicitor General Elena Kagan was right there, in the political and legal trenches rooting it on.

From a Washington Post column on November 16th, 2011:

• An October 13, 2009, exchange between Kagan and former Deputy Solicitor General (and current Acting Solicitor General) Neal Katyal. Katyal informs Kagan, “We just got Snowe on health care,” referring to Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME).

• A March 21, 2010, email from Kagan to then-Senior Counselor for Access to Justice Laurence Tribe: “I hear they have the votes Larry!! Simply amazing?” Tribe responds, “So healthcare is basically done! Remarkable.”

• A March 16, 2010, email from Kagan to David Barron, then-acting head of the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel, asked if he had seen an article by Michael McConnell published in the Wall Street Journal that discussed a strategy by Democrats to “‘deem’ ObamaCare into Law without voting.” “Did you see Michael McConnell’s piece in the wsj?” Kagan writes in an email with the subject line “Health care q.” “YES, HE IS GETTING THIS GOING,” replied Barron.

This is like having Jim Brown serving as a judge in the O.J. Simpson case.

The close political attachment to Obamacare clearly deems Kagan a non-partial justice in this matter. She knows that. Obama knows that. The mainstream media knows that. Shame on them all for letting this slide.

It appears we have reached beyond the levels of  integrity we saw from past justices. From Wikipedia:

Justice Sandra Day O’Conner generally did not participate in cases involving telecommunication firms because she  owned stock in such firms, while Justice Stephen Breyer has disqualified himself in some cases involving insurance insurance companies because of his participation in a Lloyd’s Of London syndicate. Justices also have declined to participate in cases in which close relatives, such as their children, are lawyers for one of the parties. On occasion, recusal takes place under more unusual circumstances; for example, in two cases, Chief Justice William Rehnquist stepped down from the bench when cases were argued by Arizona attorney James Brosnahan, who had testified against Rehnquist at his confirmation hearing in 1986. Whatever the reason for recusal, the United States Reports will record that the named Justice “took no part in the consideration or decision of this case.”

It is essential in all levels of the judiciary that the mere appearance of impropriety in any legal matter be dissuaded, which is the responsibility of the sitting judge. If an judge cannot do that, especially a Supreme Court Justice, they should not be a judge at all.

If re-elected for four more years, it’s likely Obama will be appointing at least two more justices who will loyally carry out his bidding, with prejudice. Keep that in mind.

Meanwhile, let’s demand that Justice Kagan recuse herself, now.

United States Secretary of State – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Kagan’s e-mails: A case for recusal? – Right Turn – The Washington Post

New Documents Show Justice Elena Kagan’s Comments on Obamacare Legislation While Serving as Solicitor General | Judicial Watch

 

THE KILLING OF DEPUTY BARBARA PILL

Brevard County Deputy Sheriff, Barbara Pill, 52, was shot and killed on a residential street in Melbourne, by a petty thief on March 6th, 2012. News covereage went national. Funeral services were somber and well attended.

The suspect was being chased in a vehicle because he and his girl friend were stealing cheap furniture from a local motel. The suspect crashed the car but came out shooting. Pill’s back-up was not yet on the scene when she was stunned by bullets striking her vest. As she lay on the ground, the killer shot her in the head.

     Deputy Pill was the 21st on-duty police officer killed in 2012 in America. That same day, another female officer in Indiana was killed in a vehicular assault.

     If the standard trends continue, another 150 police officers will be killed before the end of 2012.

     Stalin once said that, “One death is a tragedy, one thousand deaths is a statistic.” With numbers, we lose sight of the human aspect and how if affects everyone.

     Barbara Pill is more than a statistic. She was a compassionate human being, a shining star within her community, a mother, a wife and a devotee to her chosen profession. This killing not only impacts the deceased, it impacts a community, a police agency, hundreds of comrades, friends and family members. The ripple effect is far reaching. We often lose track of that.

     Barbara Pill leaves a husband as a grieving widower, an emotional trauma from which he will never fully recover.

     She leaves two loving sons and their wives and children and future children that will never know their grandmother.

     Barbara Pill’s network of admiring friends and family extends far beyondMelbourne, too numerous too mention. They will no longer hear her voice, feel her presence, share her dreams.

     The people of the community have lost thirty years and two agencies of law enforcement background, which will be replaced by a rookie who cannot fill those shoes. We lose a dedicated and experienced servant.

     The killer will probably be tried, found guilty and sent to Death Row where he will sit of some 25 years as legal delays keep him alive and medically fit at taxpayer’s expense, to the tune of some $3 million, or more.

     The killer’s 19 year-old accomplice will most likely be sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole, another burden upon the taxpayer for some fifty years, racking up a cost of some $1.5 million to theFloridataxpayers.

     For a few pieces of furniture from a cheap motel and a momentary thrill for a criminal to kill a cop.

     Pill was white, the shooter black. I dare not even imagine that the ruthless killing had anything to do with racial hatred. Probably not, after all, we’re not seeing national demonstrations of white officer organizations all over the country, waving fists and demanding justice. This was just another criminal killing another cop.

     Daily, police officers don their uniforms and kiss spouses goodbye thinking they’ll be home again later that day. But for 160-170 police officers a year, that won’t happen.  A cop never knows what awaits them behind the wheel of a car or what dangers lurk during a domestic argument call.  It only takes a split second, a momentary hesitation, a worry over right from wrong. What will the Monday morning quarterbacks say?

     Folks should remember Barbara Pill the next time they’re quick to criticize a cop’s reaction to a perilous situation. Cops are not always perfect because they are human.

     Been there, done that. I have walked in Barbara Pill’s shoes. In 1965, I was serving a warrant in Miami when I had two seconds to think about a surprise gun pointed my way. Luckily the bullet struck a leg and not my brain.

     It’s a dangerous world out there for police officers.                          

     We should all remember Barbara Pill. Community hero. 

 

OBAMA'S ENERGY POLICY: MORE TO THE STORY

We all know that politics is corrupt on both sides of the aisle, it’s the nature of the beast.
     Much ado has been made about the support – political and financial — that Barack Obama receives from some of the richest moguls in America, particularly George Soros and Warren Buffett.   I thought it worthwhile to explore and see what other connections there are between these friends, other than a gushing love and support for Obama’s policies.
     Our president has been stonewalling every question and every demand from Americans in regards to the vast surplus of oil riches that are at our disposal not only in the gulf, but the central regions of theU.S., the Canadian pipeline and Anwar region of Alaska. If we aggressively pursued drilling and refining here in theU.S., we would not only be putting many thousands of Americans to work, the benefits are enormous otherwise. This is not only a long range plan for keeping gas affordable, it’s about cutting ties with countries like Saudi Arabia and Venezuela who hate us and hate many of our allies. More than gasoline cost, it’s a matter of national security that we should owe these nations no favors and no money. Certainly, no bows.
     Obama billionaire backer, George Soros, is the owner of Brazilian oil giant: Petrobras. We know that Mr. Obama made a trip toBrazilin March of 2011 where he met with politicians and business owners to discuss, among other things, the global oil production situation. Brazi lis a country with vast oil reserves.
     The end result of all this is that the Petrobras Oil Company, a la, George Soros, now has a presence in – of all places —  the Gulf of Mexico, for the purpose of drilling with Obama’s blessing.  And, the United States is entering into an agreement to purchase oil from Brazil, of all things. Dare we not ask why American rigs and American employees are still banned from the gulf drilling process, while Mr. Soros’ company has Carte Blanche?  I’m sure there is more to the story, but the basics are simple.
     Quid pro quo.
     Doesn’t it make you wonder how many other deals are made, not in the best interests of American taxpayers, rather the best interests of power brokers?
     Moving on. The energy thrust toward wind power sounds benign enough. We all agree it would be good to have alternative sources for powering vehicles and electricity.
     Notice how the Obama administration is often diverting media attention from our dependence on oil to the search for better ways to capture energy, like algae, tune-ups, better tire inflation, and more logically, solar and wind. But no matter the solar and wind, we are going to continue being dependent on oil for at least another century. 
     We all recognize the smiling grandpa face of Warren Buffett, a strong supporter of Barack Obama, who has often blathered to the American people that he, a multi-billionaire, pays less in taxes than his secretary and supports the administraion’s mantra that the rich should be paying more to, well — spread the wealth.  Echos of Obama.
     Is this Buffett connection to Obama altruistic? Doubtful.
     Mr. Buffett is the predominant owner of two companies that are in the process of manufacturing, buying and installing hundreds of wind turbines. Huge turbines, the blade of which span more than half a football field and rise twenty stories high.
     I recently enjoyed a social lunch with new friends, one of whom was a technical contractor working on these very turbines. According to him, who shall remain unnamed, Buffett has just purchased another 250 of the turbines for installation, at a cost of $6 million each. Good news for Buffett, bad news for the workers who might have been drilling for oil inAmerica. Meanwhile, Buffett’s back is scratched, and vise versa.
     Quid pro quo.
     Then there is the Energy Department’s (Obama’s) approval of $1 billion in new loans to green energy companies, which includes a $737 million loan to SolarReserve LLC, an energy developer slated to build a solar-thermal project in Nevada. One of their investment partners is PCG Clean Energy & Technology Fund. Second in charge of that company is San Francisco political insider, Ronald Pelosi, who happens to be the brother-in-law of Nancy Pelosi.
     So many dots to connect, so little time.
     Remember, for every barrel of oil we don’t retrieve in North America, that’s another barrel we have to buy from Saudi Arabia, a Wahhabi country who is saturating our universities, prisons and government with Islamic propaganda with sights set on future settlements. Keeping us focused on Buffett’s wind and Soros’ Brazilian oil, keeps us dependent overseas. And that’s a bad thing.
     Wonder how many other back stories there are out there.
     Remember this?:
     Obama pledges to end foreign oil dependency | abc7news.com
     More links to source:
   Biden’s honest moment, Solar Pelosi, Silent Bless, Cuomo’s stand, Obama dislikes ethics
     Crony Socialism: Obama Gives $737 Million to Solar Firm Linked to the Pelosi Clan
Warren Buffett’s MidAmerican Orders 258 Wind Turbines for Iowa Wind Farm
REVE – Regulación Eólica con Vehículos Eléctricos –
Obama Commits American Support to Brazilian Oil
Why is Brazilian Oil Giant Petrobras Pumping Oil Off America’s Gulf Coast?_ |