Miami-Dade Police says officers were forced to throw a beach-going 14-year-old to the ground and forcibly restrain him because of clenched fists and "dehumanizing stares," as first reported by CBS Miami. Along with McMillan, his puppy was injured as well. At juvenile court Tuesday, Tremaine McMillian's family argued, the teen was in the water nursing a puppy with a bottle, and that's when police overreacted.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
|Emotional & Verbal Abuse|
These are the top petitions for Marissa Alexander
While George Zimmerman sits at home in his easy chair, guzzling his beer and watching Championship Wrestling with his court date being delayed and delayed and even being able to sue the news, media, e...
We demand justice for Marissa Alexander. Release her immediately....
Dear Governor Scott, We are writing to you and urging you to exonerate Marissa Alexander under the Stand Your Ground Law. Marissa is a mother of three who was protecting herself and her children fr...
Free Marissa Alexander for protecting herself from an abusive husband by firing a warning shot!...
Taking a life (George Zimmerman) and protecting your life (Marissa Alexander) do not hold the same weight in Florida's justice system!...
If Zimmerman is walking free, so should she! No one died in her case....
Marissa Alexander is about to go to prison for 20 years because she pulled a gun on an abusive ex-husband. She fired but never shot or injured anyone. Despite Florida's "stand your ground" law, she wi...
Jacksonville, Florida, Judge James Daniel, issued a 20 year sentence to Marissa Alexander, a 31 year old African American mother of 3, for firing a warning shot to fend off her abusive husband. He wa...
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Judge Daniel's handed out a 20 year senetence to Marissa Alexander for firing a warning shot at her abusive husband. Unjust to say the least. No wonder why Florida has such a high recidivism rate....
Saturday, July 13, 2013
|Jordan Davis- Trayvon Martin|
A second judge has removed herself from the high-profile Jacksonville murder trial of Michael David Dunn, charged with killing 17-year-old Jordan Davis in a dispute over loud music.
Dunn, 46, is charged with first-degree murder and three counts of attempted murder. He shot into a Dodge Durango with four teenagers after a dispute over their loud music, according to police.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
|Zimmerman Mug Shot|
"Defense attorneys on Wednesday called one of their last witnesses as they started winding down their case. Public safety consultant Dennis Root testified that Martin was in better physical shape than Zimmerman, and that the neighborhood watch volunteer wasn't any athlete.
"He would find himself lacking when compared to Mr. Martin," Root said of Zimmerman."
Reasonable Person: The decision whether an accused is guilty of a given offense might involve the application of an objective test in which the conduct of the accused is compared to that of a reasonable person under similar circumstances. In most cases, persons with greater than average skills, or with special duties to society, are held to a higher standard of care. For example, a physician who aids a person in distress is held to a higher standard of care than is an ordinary person.
Therefore would a reasonable person, who is fat/out of shape, ignore police instructions not to follow an individual who was younger and in better physical shape? Would a reasonable person leave the safety of his/her car to hunt an individual he/she defines as suspicious to law enforcement? Should this person be held to higher standard because he has more than 100 college credits toward a degree in criminal justice. The prosecutors pointed out that George Zimmerman should have known various ways to properly identify a potential threat and follow the directions of a 911 dispatcher. The defense noted that Zimmerman's class training was on full display that night, and that he dealt with Trayvon according to the letter of the law in criminal justice and self-defense.
The reasonable person standard is by no means democratic in its scope; it is, contrary to popular conception, intentionally distinct from that of the "average person," who is not necessarily guaranteed to always be reasonable. The reasonable person will weigh all of the following factors before acting:
the foreseeable risk of harm his actions create versus the utility of his actions;
the extent of the risk so created;
the likelihood such risk will actually cause harm to others;
any alternatives of lesser risk, and the costs of those alternatives.
Taking such actions requires the reasonable person to be appropriately informed, capable, aware of the law, and fair-minded. Such a person might do something extraordinary in certain circumstances, but whatever that person does or thinks, it is always reasonable.
BUT Zimmerman was not fat/out of shape at the time of the shooting as evident by his mug shot. On the contrary at the time of the shooting, (This work was created by a government unit of the U.S. state of Florida and is in the public domain under Florida law. Florida's Constitution and its statutes do not permit public records to be copyrighted unless the legislature specifically states they can be.)
Born October 5, 1983
Height 5 ft 7 in
Weight 185 pounds
Friday, June 7, 2013
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 54,856 people, 19,417 households, and 15,048 families residing in the Jackson Township, NJ. The racial makeup of the township was 88.90% (48,765) White, 4.86% (2,664) Black or African American, 0.10% (57) Native American, 2.95% (1,616) Asian, 0.03% (18) Pacific Islander, 1.27% (696) from other races, and 1.90% (1,040) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.83% (4,295) of the population.
Brandon Jackson, who at age 21, was convicted by an all-white jury in New Jersey and sentenced to 12 years in prison for attempted murder. October 2006, his mother said Brandon was attacked by a group of more than 12 white men after helping his employer move furniture into her home in Jackson Township, New Jersey. Jackson held a three-inch work pocket knife in self-defense, forcing the group back, but that it was the homeowner’s call to police that would finally force the group to stand down. Jackson sustained injuries in the back of his head, and knees and even had a fingernail bitten off. While the police report listed the episode as a “racial offense,” Jackson was charged with aggravated assault and for carrying an illegal weapon. The men reportedly began stomping and kicking Brandon while yelling, “Kill the ni**er!”
Gloria Fisher Brandon’s mother stated that the prosecutors ignored much of the evidence that would have absolved her son, including statements by the homeowner, who verified Jackson’s version of happenings.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Police say 45-year-old Michael David Dunn shot 17-year-old Jordan Davis as he sat in the back seat of SUV. The killing of a teenager in what police say started as an argument over loud music at a Jacksonville, FL gas station. Davis was sitting in a parked SUV with three other teens, when Dunn parked next to their vehicle and made a comment about the loud music the group was playing. Dunn apparently got into an argument with Davis, who was sitting in the back seat. Dunn's attorney claims that are when her client reached for a gun he had in the glove compartment of his car, loaded it, and fired. During the dispute, Dunn allegedly took out a gun and shot into the vehicle, striking Davis twice. The vehicle had been shot at least 9 times in total, but no one else was injured. The teens had no weapons.
Dunn’s statement: "They were blasting some rap music. And he said he rolled down his window, pulled up on the passenger side, and rolled down his window and asked, would you mind turning that down? And said it very politely."
“The attorney says the teenager in the front seat turned down the radio. But then she says her client heard the teens cussing at him, making threats. She says Dunn rolled down his window and said, "He said excuse me, are you talking to me?"
"Firing at the car, because they're showing him a gun, and he can't see their hands," she said. "And he doesn't know. They're about to blast him in the face with a shotgun, as far as he knows."
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says investigators did not find a gun, or drugs, in the SUV.
Arrest Report - Police arrested Dunn the next day in Brevard County, which is about 170 miles away from Jacksonville, FL.
A license-tag number and eyewitness accounts led Jacksonville, FL Sheriff’s Office detectives to arrest a Brevard County man, Michael Dunn in connection with the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old Jordan Davis at a Gate Food Post store on the Southside, police said.
Anyone who witnessed the shooting or has information is asked to call the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office at (904) 630-0500 or email at JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org.