Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Justin Ross Harris- GUILTY all -8- counts!

That is the one and only time you will see me type that mans name out. From now on I will use JRH. The jury took 4 days and 20 hours. They told the prosecutors the decision was almost unanimous to begin with, "the evidence stared at them in the face and they couldn't ignore it." They felt the case was solid, but wanted to do due diligence. The reason for watching the lunch time video? To see which hand he used to open the car! here's the breakdown of the verdict and possible sentences:

Count 1 (malice murder) guilty, life

Count 2 (felony murder) guilty, life

Count 3 (felony murder) guilty, life

Count 4 (cruelty to a child in 1st degree) guilty, life

Count 5 (cruelty to a child in 2nd degree) guilty, life

Count 6 ( criminal attempt) guilty 12 months, $5,000

Count 7 (dissemination of harmful materials 2 minor) guilty 12 months, $5,000

Count 8 (dissemination of harmful materials 2 minor including pix of sex organ) guilty 12 mo, $5,000

His sentencing will take place December 5, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. in Cobb County. You can watch it streamed via wildabouttrial.com, or 11 Alive. I'm putting a statement by Leanna Taylor after the jump because it is long but well worth the read. Finally someone speaks for Cooper. A few words from me too.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Hot Car Death Trial

Count 8- Dissemination of Harmful Material to Minors
- Send to person under 18 years of age
- Photo and visual image depicting sexually explicit nudity
  - male in state of undress exposing genitals
  - male genitals in natural state
- Taken as whole harmful to minors

Counts 3 & 5- Felony Murder & Cruelty in the 2nd Degree
- Count 5- Cruelty in 2nd Degree
  - Cooper was under 18 years of age
  - Cruel or excessive physical pain
  - Criminal negligence
-Count 3- Felony Murder
- Cooper died because he was left in the car.

Counts 2 & 4- Felony Murder and Cruelty in the 1st Degree
-Count 4- Cruelty in 1st Degree
  - Cooper was under 18 years of age
  - Cruel or excessive physical pain
  - Maliciously (different than count one)

-Count 2- Felony Murder
 - Cooper died because he was left in the car.

Counts 2 & 4 "Malice"
- for counts 2 & 4 Malice is not ill will or hatred, but is EITHER.
- INTENT to cause the particular harm (pain) without justification or excuse
- OR
- Wanton and willful doing of an act with an awareness of a plain and strong likelihood that such harm (pain) may result.

Count 1- Malice Murder
- With malice aforthought
- Caused Coopers Death
- By leaving Cooper alone in that hot car

Count 1- "Malice"
- NOT ill will or hatred
- A killing without justification, excuse, or mitigation
- Malice may be either

-Express Malice
  - Deliberate intention to take a life which is shown by external circumstances capable of proof.

-Implied Malice
  - When no considerable provocation appears and when all of the circumstances of the killing show an abandoned and malignant heart.

Thursday, July 21, 2016


A caretaker is trying to work with an autistic patient who got away from the treatment facility they were at and got shot for it! He was on the ground with his hands in the air yelling to the police that he was an unarmed guy and what the situation was. He told them the autistic boy had a toy truck in his hand and that was all. He kept repeating all of this while lying on his back arms in the air and trying to also communicate with his patient.

I do have to say, thank god it was just in the leg and he's still alive. When he asked the cop why he shot him the cop said he didn't know why. WTF?  I think all current officers in the USA .need to watch a few of the Cops marathons they have on spike, epic, and a few other channels some every Saturday. They could learn how it was done before all these senseless cop involved shootings.

There was no reason for this shooting and that officer should lose his badge. Here's a link to a full article and video on it. Thoughts?

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Better Options??

7 Lives.....

I have sat here and watched all the videos that have been released on the recent police involved shootings and if there wasn't video I read up on the case as much as I could. Why has it come to reaching for a gun first these days and not a taser to get someone to comply? 

I'm one of these people who's watched COPS since its inception, and I have to say, why do they do it so right and not represent the way the nation should do it? They VERY rarely use their guns and if they do it is to disable the person not to kill them. WTF?

The 7 I say they could have done with tazer instead of deadly force? They are:

Dylan Noble, 19 - Fresno, CA 6/25/2016
Melissa Ventura, 24 - Yuma, AZ 7/5/2016
Alton Sterling, 37 - Baton Rouge, LA 7/5/2016
Philandro Castile, 32 - Falcon Heights, MN 7/6/2016
Abraham Smith, 30 - Tuscon, AZ 7/8/2016
Alva Braziel, 38 - South Houston, TX 7/9/2016
Donald Meyers, 32 - Flagstaff, AZ 7/13/2016

Everyone talks about profiling etc., well, if you look at that list, that's correct, they are profiling people in their 30s these days. This list did not include 4 other shootings for obvious reasons and those are:

Bristol, TN shooting 7/7/2016
Dallas, TX shooting 7/7/2016
Ballwin, Missouri ambush shooting 7/8/2016
Valdosta, GA ambush shooting 7/8/2016

Something has got to change! Non leathal has got to be a police officers first instinct especially after the Bart incident years ago where he confused the tazer and gun and killed someone by accident. The gun should stay in the car and you have to think and take the time to get it.

Those against the police, if you,continue to be angry at the entire system, we will lose the good ones who are protecting our lives. The more you hurt or kill the less we have on the street to help fight off people like the Dallas sniper etc. FYI, Dallas is asking those who are marching to stop in and fill out applications as they really need help.

No civilian needs to build a cache of ammo nor do they need a gun not even used by the police department. While it would be nice, we have come to an era where we can't do that anymore. Please everyone can't we all just get along???

Saturday, July 9, 2016

9 officer involved shootings b/w 7/5/2016 & 7/9/2016

Is this our new America? Is this what my nieces and their kids etc. are looking forward to? I'm outraged at not only the incidents, but by the mere fact not all of them are making main stream media coverage! So I tell you what, I'll report about them all in one post after the jump. I'll give you some sage advice first.

Getting Pulled Over:

  • If you are being pulled over, you have the right to continue to drive to a place you feel safe to stop within reason. Put your hazard lights on so the officer understands this is what you are doing. Everyone in the car remain calm, no sudden movements and hands in clear view at all times.
  • Call 911 & verify this is indeed a true traffic stop. Once verified, if you have a license to carry and a weapon in the vehicle, please relay that to the 911 operator so she can let the officer know before you stop. 
  • Pull over and continue to remain calm with all hands in plain sight. Listen to their directions and let them detain you as its for your safety and theirs until they have the gun secured. If no one resists, the firearm is safe, etc. the traffic stop should go easily telling why you were pulled over etc.
  • If you're driving, and you carry your wallet in a back pocket, pull it out and put it on the center console while you drive. This will alleviate reaching under you and unnecessary scrutiny.
Tape This to Your Steering Wheel:
  • Call 911 to verify, tell where you are planning to stop (put hazard lights on)
  • Tell them there's a gun and you have permit to carry
  • When those blue lights go on, everyone's hands stay in plain sight and everyone stays still.
  • Don't resist detention, as its for your safety as much as theirs.
And now onto the 9 shooting reports after the jump!

Monday, March 28, 2016


Yesterday was an anniversary of the Kingdome implosion which they continued to pay for for several years after the implosion and apparently the money went to the arts.

What gets me is when Atlanta wanted the 1996 Olympics, they bussed all the Homless and low income out to the burbs or out of state and made those houses part of the Olympic Village. When the Olympics were gone, those people weren't able to come back because the rates for their houses were now well out of their range. This is why you saw no homeless or low income people during the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics.

Did you also know that all the 4 yes colleges in the state got upgraded to university status for the Olympic hullabaloo? Don't believe me? I was accepted to West George College and Kennesaw State in 1994. I went to WGC with my sister whom eventually graduated from that school and her diploma says State University at West Georgia. Kennesaw State is now Kennesaw State University.

Just after I moved into downtown Seattle I knew all too well about the homeless population and situation. We had peeps sleeping in doorways, in tents under bridges, on benches, in the raised tree/ flower beds, etc.

There were shelters. The time period I'm speaking about is the late 90's early 2000's. The shelters were there but not available during the days so peeps would use the library, etc. since you would get an hour and a half free internet access and they knew the trick to get around that time limit. So they could stay all day until closing as long as they didn't fall asleep. They were able to stay warm, cool, and dry when needed.

Then Seattle did an ordinance where you could no longer sit/lay on the sidewalks or raised landscaped areas. To drive the point home so to speak, they attached metal spikes to the edges of the raised landscaped things to deter people from sitting/laying on them.

Then came the infamous 6.8 earthquake in Feb. 2001 which shut down at least 2 of the shelters due to being unsafe. It took,them over a decade to do something to help the homeless help themselves with living arrangements.

I personally worked with a company for several years in downtown Seattle that was partnered with many agencies in the city to help the homes, low income, and those fresh out of jail to get back on their feet. But, when the housing isn't there, we couldn't help them.

Being homeless is not completely the individuals fault/choice/decision. Try talking to some and find out their situation and thepossible opportunities/amenities open/available to them in the situation.

Judge least you have been in their situation or have been there to help!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016