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...
Overturn Marissa Alexander's unjust, unreasonable, insane 20 year prison sentence for her "crime" of self-defense. Release and drop the charges in their entirety against this non-criminal, non-violent...
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