The Baltimore 6

I shall bend to social pressure and post on the news du jour…..the announcement of the indictments against those 6 Baltimore police officers…….

All six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray have been indicted by a grand jury and will be arraigned on July 2. State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby made the announcement today. The charges returned by the grand jury weren’t substantially different than the charges Mosby announced about three weeks ago. Mosby has said Gray’s neck was broken because he was injured while being handcuffed, shackled, and placed head-first into a police van. She says his pleas for medical attention were repeatedly ignored. (The development comes after new video emerged of Gray and the officers.)

I would like to remind everyone that these are indictments and NOT convictions and that the likelihood that all 6 will be convicted is slim.

Now that I have done due diligence I will approach this from the direction that I choose…….the chatter that is to follow the announcement.

It is inevitable that there will be those that will come to the support of the police officers……saying that we should not condemn all cops for the bad actions of a few…..and I will agree with them, on that because there are some absolutely marvelous people wearing the uniform.

But have you ever noticed that those that warn against a quick judgement of cops because of their bad actions are the very same people that spend their time condemning ALL Muslims for the actions of a few?

No this does not surprise me for after many years of analyzing politics and society in the US I have learned one thing that is certain……Americans are nothing if not hypocritical.

Turn The Page!

How About Sex On The Beach?

Have you ever fantasized about having sex on a beach?  If so then maybe you should reconsider it………

A Florida jury on Monday convicted Jose Caballero, 40, and Elissa Alvarez, 20, on charges that they had sex on Bradenton Beach in broad daylight. They face up to 15 years behind bars and will have to register as sex offenders.

Each of them faced two charges of lewd and lascivious behavior, carrying a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison, the Bradenton Herald reported.

OKay I have a problem with this…….maybe they should have been a bit more discreet….but 15 years and a sex offender?  That should put the limber in his joint.

Witnesses watched them have sex……did they think about turning away?  The kids that may have seen the act…….most were under the age of five……bet not one of them had any idea what was happening until the parents went ape shit…….

The sex offender thing is what I question most.  It is like a good that wakes up from a hard drunk and has to pee so he goes to the nearest tree to do his business….the problem is the tree is located just outside a school yard…..should he be labeled a sex offender?

I say no…..because he did not set out to involve children in the act of peeing…..he did not do it intentionally because it was a school.  Why ruin this man;s life for being a boneheaded drunk?

The same with these two……I bet they did not pick the place to have sex because there were children there….it was probably a spur of the moment thing…….

This crack down on sex offenders is a good thing to protect children but at the same time they can ruin people’s lives that had NO intention of involving kids in what they were doing….they just had a brain fart..

I say if we want to crackdown on stupid activity then maybe the best place to start would be with our politicians……then move on from there……

Any thoughts?

But wait!  There’s more!

Does having lots of sex make you happy?  Wrong!

You’ve heard the message, seen the magazine covers: Having more sex will make you happier. A new study out of Carnegie Mellon University, however, suggests that the opposite is true, according to a post at Phys.org. In their experiment, researchers asked one group of married couples to have twice as much weekly sex as usual over a three-month period, and they gave no instructions to a second group. All the couples filled out surveys along the way, and, as Bustle notes, “this is where things get weird.” Those who had double the amount of sex reported lower levels of sexual enjoyment and happiness at the end of the experiment than they did at the beginning.

The lead researcher is the first to acknowledge that the reason might be because the couples were instructed to have more sex as part of a research experiment, not the most thrilling of circumstances. He elaborates, with some oddly specific advice: “If we ran the study again, and could afford to do it, we would try to encourage subjects into initiating more sex in ways that put them in a sexy frame of mind, perhaps with baby-sitting, hotel rooms, or Egyptian sheets, rather than directing them to do so.” Another researcher adds that couples should be less focused on numbers and more on creating the right environment when they do have sex. Or as Wired sums up: “The moral of the story, folks, is that it’s all about quality over quantity.” (Another study finds that millennials will have fewer sexual partners than their parents.)

May I see a show of hands of the people that believe this?

I will do my own research, thank you……..and to the researchers……BITE ME!

Petraeus: Pathetic Justice

Nothing to see here…..move along…..this is not the spy we were looking for………

The hero of the Iraqi Surge, Gen. Petraeus, former Director of the CIA has been found guilty of passing secrets to his mistress and then lying to the FBI during the investigation………and what did he get for betraying his country?  2 years probation and $100,000 fine……….

It is pathetic!  What would he have got as a penalty if he had been a NCO?  Or a civilian defense contractor?

I have heard that he has paid enough for his momentary loss of judgement…….he has lost his prestigious gig as head of the CIA and his fine was more than double what they were asking for……..and that is justice?

He makes about $125,000 per speech…..his book, when he writes it will make him a millionaire and he will not be out a gig for long….that is if he loses his cushy gig with KKR Investments and his teaching gig at USC………..if nothing else he can join another betrayer of his country, Col. North on FOX News…..I am sure they will find a place for another disgraced “hero”……..

This was not justice!  This was a pathetic joke!  It illustrates very accurately just how unbalanced “justice” is in this country.  Just look how other “leakers” of sensitive material have been treated and then look at Petraeus…..he leaked ‘sensitive’ information……….now tell me that it was a just ruling and justice was served.

When Is A Scandal Not A Scandal?

The newest scandal in DC proper is the one all the world is talking about…..the sex parties at the DEA…..not the ones from a couple of years ago but no…..we have new ones….it is so tacky that the head of the DEA has had to resign………

The embattled head of the Drug Enforcement Administration says she plans to retire after three decades with the agency. The announcement came amid mounting pressure for her resignation from members of Congress who questioned her handling of misconduct allegations against agents. Michele Leonhart, a career drug agent who has led the agency since 2007 and was the second woman to hold the job, had been widely criticized for her response to a scathing government watchdog report detailing allegations that agents attended sex parties with prostitutes in a foreign country. After Leonhart appeared before the House Oversight Committee last week to respond to an inspector general’s allegations that the agents had received lenient punishments, a bipartisan group of lawmakers issued a statement saying they had lost confidence in her. Leonhart will leave the agency next month, Attorney General Eric Holder said in announcing her retirement. “Michele has led this distinguished agency with honor, and I have been proud to call her my partner in the work of safeguarding our national security and protecting our citizens from crime, exploitation, and abuse,” he said, crediting her with helping dismantle violent drug-trafficking organizations.

These people need to be scrutinized closely…..but while the Congress is having their field day…..I suggest that they continue to look for these violations …….

You see the military command in Africa is falling through the cracks while the politicians go for the red meat….the easy kill…….

Read it for yourself and then you decide……

 

AFRICOM Behaving Badly by Tom Engelhardt — Antiwar.com.

Justice Is Served

After the US invasion of Iraq in 2003 there were a couple of despicable situations that went mostly unnoticed and under reported…..,,the sexual assaults on female soldiers by their comrades and the electrocution deaths of soldiers in military showers built by an American company KBR and of course the stupidity of the treatment of Iraq prisoners by military personnel…….but the one that I thought that might be totally swept under the rug was the Iraqi deaths caused at the hands of the security contractors of Blackwater.

But news has broken that these murderers got what was coming to them…….

A federal judge sentenced former Blackwater security guard Nicholas Slatten to life in prison and three others to 30-year terms for their roles in a 2007 shooting that killed 14 Iraqi civilians and wounded 17 others. The carnage in Baghdad’s Nisoor Square caused an international uproar over the use of private security guards in a war zone. US District Judge Royce Lamberth sentenced Slatten, who witnesses said was the first to fire shots in the incident, to life on a charge of first-degree murder. The three other guards—Paul Slough, Evan Liberty, and Dustin Heard—were each sentenced to 30 years and one day in prison for charges that included manslaughter, attempted manslaughter, and using firearms while committing a felony.

Lamberth announced the sentences after a daylong hearing at which defense lawyers had argued for leniency and presented character witnesses for their clients, and prosecutors asked that those sentences—the minimums mandatory under the law—be made even harsher. He rejected both requests. “Based on the seriousness of the crimes, I find the penalty is not excessive,” Lamberth says. All four were convicted in October for their involvement in the killings in the crowded traffic circle in downtown Baghdad. The legal fight over the killings has spanned years. Prosecutors described the shooting as an unprovoked ambush of civilians and said the men haven’t shown remorse or taken responsibility. Defense lawyers countered that the men were targeted with gunfire and shot back in self-defense.

Murder is murder and must be punished…..and these Blackwater thugs have had their day in court and were found guilty of the deaths of the Iraqi civilians……and the rest will go to appeals……..

Justice Has Been served!

News Of The Day

Paul is running for the GOP nomination …….NO that is not it!

Carolina cop shoots unarmed man……No that is not it!

Some guy named Burger marries a woman named king…,..NO that is not it!

Oh yeah…..the kid in the Boston bombing is found guilty…..now there is a stretch I did not see coming!

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been found guilty in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing on death-penalty-eligible counts, including using a weapon of mass destruction, the AP reports. This means that the 21-year-old will face the penalty phase of his trial. A US District Court jury in Boston had to look at 30 total federal charges against the 21-year-old, 17 of them the possibility of the death penalty, per NBC News; they returned the verdict after about 11 hours of deliberation. The jury had to come to a unanimous conclusion to reach a guilty verdict in this first phase, NBC notes. What will likely hold even more weight during the penalty phase is how much the jury feels Dzhokhar had to do with planning the attack and how much it believes was the plot of older brother Tamerlan.

Surprise!  And he will get the death penalty!  Another big surprise!

Okay I am being sarcastic!  Anybody that did not see any of this coming is either a moron or in a coma……

Revenge has been exacted……..closure has been achieved.