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  •  The Failure To Drug Test GZ Is Incomprehensible (23+ / 0-)

    Your mom is an very perceptive person and proof that we don't park our morality as seniors.

    Incomprehensible also is the failure to arrest GZ. I can't believe he's going to walk away as a murderer.

    Time is an enormous, long river, and I’m standing in it, just as you’re standing in it. My elders are the tributaries, and everything they thought and every struggle they went through & everything they gave their lives to flows down to me-Utah Phillips

    by TerryDarc on Sun Apr 01, 2012 at 05:52:41 PM PDT

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    •  he is not going to a) walk away unarrested. (10+ / 0-)

      or 2) walk away with an acquital.

      this is from an npr piece on the new special prosecutor, angela corey, now investigating the case.  my sense in reading some other pieces, she is working with chris serino, the original good guy in this story and two police assts, one of which i suspect is ayala, another good guy.  here is what is said about corey:

      "Beverly McClain runs the organization Families of Slain Children in Jacksonville. In the yard next to the group's tiny headquarters, three memorials list the names of hundreds of murder victims. McClain's son, Andre Johnson, is one of them.

      McClain says Corey is compassionate. She says she's watched Corey help relatives of murder victims get through trying legal proceedings.

      "Different families have to go down into that court system," McClain says. "And she comes in the courtroom and sits with you, [hugs] you. That lady cares, and I don't believe it's phony. I know it's real."

      Corey, a Jacksonville native, is an experienced homicide investigator. She's worked as a prosecutor for 30 years and has a reputation for being tough.

      University of North Florida criminologist Michael Hallett says his research shows Corey has been much more aggressive about filing charges than her predecessor.

      "If the facts of the case warrant the filing of a charge, she's going to file it," he says, "and she's tending to prosecute every individual potential charge to the hilt."

      http://www.wbur.org/...

      TO. THE. HILT.

      "I've stood over too many dead, young black children with tears in my eyes ... wondering why the senseless violence," Corey said. "We focus on our victims."

      Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounding yourself with a-holes - William Gibson.

      by doesnotworkorplaywellwithothers on Sun Apr 01, 2012 at 07:12:39 PM PDT

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      •  Good Lick! (1+ / 0-)

        I'm not a fan of capital punishment, but...in George's case, I might make an exception. Won't bring TW back but it might stop more Zimmerman's. Jeezus! What a lunatic country we live in!

        Time is an enormous, long river, and I’m standing in it, just as you’re standing in it. My elders are the tributaries, and everything they thought and every struggle they went through & everything they gave their lives to flows down to me-Utah Phillips

        by TerryDarc on Sun Apr 01, 2012 at 10:45:44 PM PDT

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