#PAUSE MOMENT: TRAYVON MARTIN’S CASE NOT GOING TO GRAND JURY; GEORGE ZIMMERMAN SOLICITING FUNDS

Trayvon Martin’s murder case against George Zimmerman isn’t going to be going to the Grand Jury, says a special prosecutor Angela Corey said Monday, leaving the decision of whether to charge the teen’s shooter in her hands alone and eliminating the possibility of a first-degree murder charge.  But she said she has a specific reason for it before people jump on her back and said her decision had no bearing on whether she would file charges against George Zimmerman.

 

 

A grand jury had been set to meet Tuesday in Sanford, about 20 miles northeast of Orlando.

Corey has long had a reputation for not using grand juries if it wasn’t necessary. In Florida, only first-degree murder cases require the use of grand juries.

Corey’s decision means she doesn’t have to rely on potentially unpredictable jurors, said David Hill, an Orlando criminal defense attorney.

“Let’s give her the benefit of the doubt. Maybe she knows there isn’t enough for first-degree murder but she wants to maintain control and charge him with something else,” Hill said. “What does she need a grand jury for? She cuts out the unpredictability of the grand jury. She goes where she feels she has more evidence.”

Corey took over the case last month after the prosecutor who normally handles cases out of Sanford recused himself. That prosecutor, Norm Wolfinger, had originally called for the case to be presented before a grand jury.

“From the moment she was assigned, Ms. Corey noted she may not need a grand jury,” said a statement from Corey’s office.

Prosecutors sometimes use grand juries to avoid the political fallout from controversial cases. But Corey was elected by voters more than 100 miles away in the Jacksonville area, so political problems are less of an issue for Corey, Hill said.

Martin was killed Feb. 26 during a confrontation with Zimmerman in a gated community in Sanford.

Zimmerman has claimed self-defense, and Florida’s self-defense law gives wide leeway to use deadly force and eliminates a person’s duty to retreat in the face of danger.

Zimmerman’s attorney, Craig Sonner, said he didn’t want to comment on Corey’s decision.

An attorney for Martin’s parents said in a statement that he is not surprised by the decision to avoid the grand jury and hopes a decision is reached soon.

“The family has been patient throughout this process and asks that those who support them do the same during this very important investigation,” said attorney Benjamin Crump.

The case has led to protests across the nation and spurred a debate about race and the laws of self-defense.

On a disgusting side note, George Zimmerman has set up a website soliciting funds to pay for defense….really? REALLY??!

WHAT DO YOU THINK???~~>http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/09/11100828-eyes-of-the-communities-on-her-prosecutor-weighs-trayvon-martin-case?lite

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#PAUSE MOMENT: 5 YEAR OLD COMEDIAN RANTS ABOUT LAZY PARNETS

5 yr. old comedian Zay-Zay from Tacoma, Washington, has just released a video ranting about having lazy parents.  The video is hilarious, and Zay-Zay is  quickly becoming an internet sensation.  The video pokes fun at something we’ve all been through: parents sending their kids off to do the tiniest tasks that could have been easily done themselves. Did he write his own jokes?? WHO CARES?? IT’S FUNNY… DON’T START A RANT ABOUT ADULTS PIMPING THEIR KIDS…’KAY?

Makes you wonder what you’re kids are saying behind your back…

WANNA SEE THE VID??~~~>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GjeXj9oemo

#PAUSE MOMENT: SMEAR CAMPAIGN IN FULL FORCE AGAINST TRAYVON MARTIN

As if the situation wasn’t already bad enough for the family of murdered teen Trayvon Martin, in the last two days certain media outlets have begun a ridiculous blend of lies to cover up or defend the boy’s murder.

This whole thing has gotten completely out of hand.

List of untruths:

1. Prominent conservative websites published fake photos of Martin. Twitchy, a new website run by prominent conservative blogger Michelle Malkin, promoted a photo — purportedly from Martin’s Facebook page — that shows Martin in saggy pants and flipping the bird. The photo, which spread quickly on conservative websites and Twitter, is intended to paint Martin as a thug. As Twitchy later acknowledged, it is not a photo of Trayvon Martin. [Examiner]

2. The Sanford Police selectively leaked irrelevant, negative information about Martin. The authorities told the Orlando Sentinel this morning that Trayvon was suspended from school for ten days “after being found with an empty marijuana baggie.” There is no evidence that Martin was under the influence of drugs at the time of his death, nor would prior possession of marijuana be a reason for killing him. It’s unclear what the relevance of the leak was, other than to smear Martin. [Orlando Sentinel]

3. On Fox News, Geraldo said that Martin was dressed “like a wannabe gangster.” Bill O’Reilly agreed with him. The sole evidence is that Martin was wearing a hoodie. Geraldo added that “everyone that ever stuck up a convenience store” was wearing a hoodie. [ThinkProgressThe Blaze]

4. Without any evidence, prominent right-wing bloggers suggested that Martin was a drug dealer. Right-wing blogger Dan Riehl advances the theory, also advanced in a widely linked peice on a site called Wagist. There does not appear to be any evidence to support this claim whatsoever. [Riehl World View]

5. Without any evidence, a right-wing columnist alleged that Martin assaulted a bus driver. Unlike Zimmerman, Trayvon has no documented history of violence. This allegation continues to be advanced by a blogger on the Examiner even after the real reason was leaked to the police and confirmed by the family. [Miami HeraldExaminer]

6. Zimmerman’s friend says Martin was to blame because he was disrespectful to Zimmerman. Zimmerman’s friend Joe Oliver said that Martin would not have been shot to death if Trayvon had just said “I’m staying with my parents.” Of course, Zimmerman was not a police officer, and Trayvon had no duty to tell him who he was or where he was going. [NBC News]

Martin’s devastated mother, Sybrina Fulton, said, “They killed my son, now they’re trying to kill his reputation.”

The final, disrespectful part of the effort to smear Trayvon Martin is to link him and his supporters to  fringe groups like the New Black Panthers and marginal provocateurs like Louis Farrakhan. Threats by these groups have nothing to do with Martin or his supporters. The leader of the effort to associate Martin with these groups is Matt Drudge. You can see how he is framing the story today here.

This whole issue is absolutely out of pocket especially since a killer is walking the streets, no matter what his half-assed reasons are for being one.  Be it homicide, manslaughter or self -defense (whatever -_-) , the fact that he hasn’t even been brought in at all is setting the country off. A murderer is a murderer is a murderer, and the ones throwing all these lies around about someone unable to defend himself make me sick to my stomach.

GOD DON’T LIKE UGLY…

This is a photo of the real Trayvon, not the one the media circulated…

#PAUSE MOMENT: EMMANUEL AND PHILLIP ARE BACK WITH QUESTIONS PT.2

JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL: The two viral masterminds behind the Youtube sensation “Why You Askin All Them Questions?” and the reasons your kids are probably running around screaming : “SHE RATCHETTTTT!!!” have returned for a follow-up video called “Questions pt.2” Apparently we’re still inquiring about too many of other’s actions…

The videos are crazy…but ya gotta sit back and think: The reason they’re funny is because either you’re one of the people he’s talking about or you know at least 3.  I’m not really sure if that’s funny or just plain sad as hell…. Stereotypes are bred from somewhere…

IN CASE YOU MISSED THE FIRST VIDEO~~~~~>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGI4fVjgH-M

ANNNDD HERE’S PART 2…~~~>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aeHcUWkE-g

WHAT DO YOU THINK? IS HIS PORTRAYAL ACCURATE?? (I WON’T TELL)

#PAUSE MOMENT: WHITNEY HOUSTON’S SHOCKING PASSING MARKED BY ERRATIC BEHAVIOR

While the world defrosts from the shock of legendary singer/actress Whitney Houston, attention is drawn to her behavior just days before her passing.  Houston’s death comes on Saturday, the eve of the Grammys and on the night of Clive Davis’ annual pre-Grammy gala, at which she performed last year and was expected to attend this year.

This past Thursday, Houston appeared at a pre-Grammy gala rehersal disheveled in mismatched clothes and hair that was dripping wet with either sweat or water. The singer appeared to be bloated and  displayed erratic behavior throughout the afternoon — flailing her hands as she spoke to Brandy and Monica, skipping around the ballroom in a child-like fashion and wandering aimlessly about the lobby. It was mentioned by a Grammy staffer that security personnel received calls of the singer doing handstands by the pool.

After leaving rehearsals, Houston returned to the ballroom — with her teenage daughter Bobbi Kristina in tow — as camera crews set up for interviews. Press reports the renowned singer smelled of alcohol and cigarettes. A Grammy staffer said that during the interviews with Brandy, Monica-who were slated to perform their new single- and Clive, Houston was dancing just off camera to make the singers and Davis laugh. Grammy personnel expressed concern that she’d be caught on camera, and that reporters would write about her behavior.

Finally her daughter pulled Houston out of the room, and the singer skipped off.

While this behavior is immediately drawing criticism and speculation while the world waits on the results from Houston’s autopsy, there has been a mad rush to view what was her last performance…~~~~~>http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7398416n, a duet with Kelly Price, while other sources say Houston performed a brief duet with Prince was the final performance.

Her cause of death remains unknown as of the time of this article, but as more info becomes available I’ll be updating…

TMZ reports that Houston was found underwater as if she slid down in while in the tub, suggesting she drowned, but until that is confirmed, I’ll keep you informed..

Bobby Brown, off performing at New Edition’s Reunion show, attempted to continue performing after the news:

As Stan Bell, the DJ of 97.1 FM in Memphis, TN, introduced the featured group , New Edition, he first let the crowd know that Bobby Brown was in the building. He also stated that Bobby said that he is about to give the best performance of his life. After Stan’s announcement, everyone immediately started chanting “BOBBY, BOBBY”. Bobby seemed to do well at the beginning of the show but later as New Edition prepared to perform the song ‘Home Again‘, his tears began to flow. Unable to begin his verse of the song, Bobby took a moment to try to gather himself. The other members, some getting emotional themselves, consoled their brother and waited patiently. After finally performing his verse in the song, Bobby walks off the stage in tears pointing at the sky in memory of Whitney Houston.

Bobby soon returned to the stage reminding the fans that “Tomorrow is not promised, but today is forever.”

Hopefully Whitney will be remembered for the legend she was more than the troubled soul she became….

#PAUSE MOMENT: 5TH GRADERS PLAYING “RAPE TAG?!!!” NO I’M NOT JOKING

Parents at a school in Minnesota are in utter shock and horror as they  opened letters informing them that 5th graders were playing a version of “Freeze tag” called “Rape Tag,” where a person has to be humped repeatedly until they’re unfrozen.

_____________/\________________________FLATLINE.

Principal Bill Sprung of Washington Elementary School in New Ulm sent a letter home this week to parents to alert them to the disturbing game after he was notified by an upset parent about it on January 10. “We addressed it as an inappropriate game,” he told msnbc.com on Thursday. He went on to say he notified teachers and recess supervisors-who I believe should have their heads put on a platter-to talk to students about the matter and put an end to the game.

Around 20 parents have already contacted him, upset over having to talk to their children about such disturbing topics.

Rape Tag.

RAPE TAG.

No matter how many times I say it/type it it looks and sounds insanely disturbing…my thoughts wander to who thought this game up, and where the originator got the inspiration for it…I also ponder about the people who chose to participate in it, knowing what it’s called…these children are willing  participants…

I have an issue with the school…the obviously sleep with their eyes wide open recess supervisors and teachers, and whoever put – or inspired- the ideas inside of these children…

Rape Tag…keep saying it until you have a comment or motivation to get more active in your child’s school…smh…

WHAT DO YOU THINK ?

#PAUSE MOMENT: DON CORNELIUS FOUND DEAD

Legendary Soul Train host/creator Don  Cornelius was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head by a family member at his home in Encino on Wednesday morning, according to authorities and LA Times.

Cornelius was rushed to Cedars Sinai Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Sources -who are remaining anonymous because the case is ongoing, report that Cornelius, 75, was going through a divorce and the the were no signs of foul play, perhaps suggesting his death was a suicide.

As more info becomes available I’ll keep you updated, but for now, I choose to reflect on the gifts and entertainment he showered on America and beyond as he was truly a legend.

R.I.P. DON