Thursday, May 15, 2014
(1) In the I-didn’t-need-this-to-happen-in-my-life-right-now category, Aaron Hernandez, the former tight end for the New England Patriots, has been indicted by a grand jury for shooting two men to death in a drive-by shooting at a red light in South Boston in July 2012. The Daily News reports,
Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley fingered Hernandez as the trigger man in the double murder, alleging that Hernandez encountered the victims at Cure, a night club in Boston. Hernandez then pulled up alongside the victims at an intersection and shot into the passenger side of their vehicle with a .38-caliber revolver, according to Conley. De Abreu, the driver, suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the chest while Furtado was killed by a shot to the head. One of the other three passengers was also shot but survived.
Hernandez was in jail awaiting trial for the murder of Odin Lloyd in June 2013 when he got the bad news.
Hernandez allegedly orchestrated the murder of Lloyd because he was upset Lloyd had spoken to some people he didn’t like, authorities said. Lloyd’s bullet-riddled body was found in an industrial park not far from Hernandez’s home in North Attleborough, Massachusetts.
So much for that 5 year contract extension worth up to $40 million that he signed in August 2012.
(2) In the police-are-out-of-control department, Banoosh reports that Officer Enoch Clark of the Beaumont, CA police department destroyed both of Monique Hernandez’s eyes by spraying his department-issued JPX gunpowder-propelled pepper spray weapon directly into her face after arresting her for DUI.
The pepper gun launches pepper spray at 405mph; fired at such a close distance to Hernandez’s face, the damages inflicted were catastrophic.
The force of the pepper spray sliced her right eye in half and fractured her right orbital bone.
It also severed the optic nerve in her left eye.
What is more, not only has Clark caused great bodily harm to a citizen, but the story he told of the moments leading up to pepper-spraying Hernandez reportedly hasn’t been supported by the video evidence captured on the cruiser’s dashcam.
He has been charged with assault by a police officer causing injury, assault with a less lethal weapon, battery causing serious injury and assault resulting in great bodily injury. If convicted of the disabling assault, he could face more than 20 years in prison.
(3) In the what’s-up-with-the-belligerent-and-willfully-blind-right-wing-hate-machine department, the answer is Operation American Spring, A Call to all Eagles. Talking Points Memo reports,
The organizers of the operation have picked Friday to kick things off. Phase one of “Operation American Spring – Beginning Of Tyranny Housecleaning” calls for as many as 10 million “patriots” to assemble in a “peaceful, non-violent, physically unarmed (Spiritually/Constitutionally armed), display of unswerving loyalty to the US Constitution and against the incumbent government leadership, in Washington, D.C., with the mission to replace with law abiding leadership,” according to the organizers’ website. Phase two calls for at least a million of the protestors to remain in Washington until the aforementioned officials are forced from office. Phase three hopes to see a governing tribunal made up of a who’s who of conservative icons.
“Those with the principles of a West, Cruz, Dr. Ben Carson, Lee, DeMint, Paul, Gov Walker, Sessions, Gowdy, Jordan, should comprise a tribunal and assume positions of authority to convene investigations, recommend appropriate charges against politicians and government employees to the new U.S. Attorney General appointed by the new President,” according to the website.
These patriots are so smart they don’t even know the first names of their fearless leaders.
I think they should attempt something more likely to help them, like brain transplants in the park under the lights.
(4) In the how-to-reduce-crime category, we have the tried and true New Orleans Police Department method, which is to misreport half of rapes as lesser crimes. Yeah, baby. That’s the ticket.
Raw Story has the story,
An audit released this week by the New Orleans inspector general found that nearly half of the rape cases studied had been incorrectly classified as lesser crimes, making the city appear to be safer than it actually was.
New Orleans Inspector General Ed Quatrevaux told WWLTV that his auditors reviewed 90 cases, and found that 41 of those cases had been misclassified, and not reported to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting program.
Quatrevaux’s biggest concern was that the New Orleans Police Department automatically classified potential sexual assaults as a “miscellaneous incident” or “Signal 21X.”
Maybe if they got some tanks, grass camos and assassinated some Quakers and Unitarians, they would feel like Real men and not lie so much.
(5) In the one-more-thing department, here’s Marco Rubio carrying on about abortion because as we all know, it has everything to do with global warming and climate change. Think Progress reports,
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), who has recently come under fire for failing to name a single source to justify his assertion that “there’s no scientific evidence” to prove humans are contributing to climate change, is defending his comments by claiming that at least he knows the science about abortion.
In an interview with Sean Hannity on Wednesday, the senator said that liberals who criticize him for ignoring climate science are revealing their “hypocrisy” because they ignore the science supporting the idea that life begins at conception. Rubio claimed this concept is a “proven fact” that people on the left are ignoring.
“Let me give you a bit of settled science that they’ll never admit to. The science is settled, it’s not even a consensus, it is a unanimity, that human life begins at conception,” Rubio said. “So I hope the next time someone wags their finger about science, they’ll ask one of these leaders on the left: ‘Do you agree with the consensus of science that human life begins at conception?’”
And this dude says he’s ready to be president. Excuse me while I ROTFLMAO!
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