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News Roundup – The Players, Department of Justice, Michael Sam

Rickie Fowler hits a close at TPC Sawgrass – the Players Championship. Martin Kaymer is tied for the lead with Jordan Spieth.

Did the Department of Justice abuse their classification to delay the presentation of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev? “As a number of outlets are reporting, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers have submitted a long anticipated motion to suppress the statements he made during the weekend the FBI interviewed him while he kept asking — 10 times — for a lawyer. The motion also provides detail on something that bmaz and I found to be just as important — DOJ’s delay in presentment, basically delaying the time before he got a lawyer. It describes how the Public Defenders Office tried to inform Dzhokhar they could represent him, twice trying to give the FBI lawyers letters to do so. The FBI refused the letters each time.”

Michael Sam was chosen by the St. Louis Rams. Michael Sam is the first openly gay football player to be chosen in the NFL. He’s a long shot to make the team. (more…)

By |2014-05-10T23:16:19-04:00May 10th, 2014|Environment, NFL, Sports, Taxes|Comments Off on News Roundup – The Players, Department of Justice, Michael Sam

Trayvon Martin – Update

What a difference a week makes. Last week, it seemed that I was the only one shouting in the wilderness about Trayvon Martin. Then some of the mainstream media began to report on this bizarre shooting. Color of Change got involved and collected signatures. Yesterday, or over the weekend, also got involved.

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From HuffPo:

The U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI have opened an investigation into the “facts and circumstances” surrounding the killing of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed teenager shot and killed last month by a neighborhood watch captain in an Orlando suburb.

The department will “conduct a thorough and independent review of all evidence and take appropriate action at the conclusion of the investigation,” according to a statement late Monday.

The announcement comes as the drumbeat around the case continues to grow, becoming national news and shining a brighter media spotlight on the city of Sanford, where the killing occurred, and its police department, which handled the initial investigation that so far has failed to bring charges.

By |2012-04-05T20:48:41-04:00March 20th, 2012|Legal, Race|3 Comments

Miles Davis – So What

Probably one of the most influential jazz musicians, playing one of the influential jazz tunes of all-time.

I originally posted this several years ago. I would like to ask the guys at S&P to kiss a part of my anatomy but that’s not civilized. So, I’ll play a little music and let my blood pressure settle down.

Since S&P was an integral part of the fraud that was the mortgage bubble, I don’t see why the Department of Justice doesn’t take the gloves off. You downgrade us over some stupidness, then I’ll throw your butt in jail over helping to take down the country with willful mis-rating of mortgage securities.

By |2023-02-13T22:50:00-04:00August 5th, 2011|Music|Comments Off on Miles Davis – So What
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