Sunday, May 3, 2015

Crowd Control

***I have withheld opinion about the Baltimore City Attorney's filing of what sound like excessive charges against the police officers in question regarding Freddie Gray. However, this is what I have suspected:

Alan Dershowitz, a well-known criminal lawyer from New York and professor emeritus at Harvard Law School, suggested that Mosley's actions were motivated more by political expediency and short-term public safety than strong evidence. He called the charges "outrageous and irresponsible," especially the second degree murder count filed against the van's driver under a legal principle known as "depraved heart."
"The decision to file charges was made not based on considerations of justice, but on considerations of crowd control," Dershowitz told the Associated Press Saturday.

"There's no plausible, hypothetical, conceivable case for murder under the facts that we now know them," he said Friday on Newsmax TV. You might say that conceivably there's a case for manslaughter. Nobody wanted this guy to die, nobody set out to kill him, and nobody intentionally murdered him.

"The worst-case scenario is a case for involuntary manslaughter or some kind of reckless disregard, but the idea of, without further investigation, coming down with murder indictments...," Dershowitz explained. "This is a show trial. This is designed to please the crowd. It's designed to lower the temperature."
The more I read about this, the more I'm inclined to agree with Dershowitz.
Legal experts say the case is fraught with challenges. The widely shown video that captured the nation's attention shows Gray, 25, being loaded into a police transport van, but not what happened once he was inside. Other than the accused officers, the only known witness is a convicted criminal later placed in the van's other holding cell, unable to see what was happening with Gray.
Hard to see how she came up with such specific charges when there is no specific evidence. If she has brought these charges wrongly and the police officers were acquitted, what do you think is going to happen? I hope if that verdict is handed down, they have plenty of National Guard troops in place. Justice really has nothing to do with the rioting. It's just an excuse to steal what most of them refuse to earn, and generally act like animals with no repercussions.

"No justice, no peace, no racist police" has been a popular chant. Guess these geniuses don't realize that three of the six police officers charged are black.

“Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again?” (Luke 14:34).
The dominoes of truth and morality are falling at an alarming speed in our culture. Nearly every day it seems there’s another attack upon Christian values and religious freedom. In my blog, in just the past few days alone, I’ve discussed several instances where the very foundation of our faith is being undermined (see here, here, and here).
We shouldn’t be surprised. Jesus warned us it would be this way (Matt. 10:22). And history tells us that when a culture slides into moral decline, its people turn against the faith upon which that culture was built. In America, that’s the Judeo-Christian tradition.
The question is, how do we face these challenges head-on to lead our nation back to the Lord? Many days it seems like our society has passed the tipping point.

Good piece by Jim Daly at Focus on the Family. Follow the link for the rest.

***I don't think he wants to go swimming...

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How to Paint A Wall

While I went off to work one day,
She decided to paint the wall.
And when I came back home that night,
She was curled into a ball.

Her eyes were closed, she was breathing hard,
Her hair was very wet.
From her head to the tips of her pretty toes,
She was covered all in sweat.

She was wrapped in a jacket made of down,
With a fur coat on top of that.
The wall was glowing with new, fresh paint;
On the floor, the paint can sat.

"Sweetheart!" I cried, with a worried look,
"Are you all right, my dear?"
She lazily opened her lovely eyes,
And smiled from ear to ear.

"I knew I could do it," she said with a grin;
"I followed the paint can notes.
It clearly said 'For best results,
Be sure to put on two coats.'"

By Joanna Fuchs

***Very well said Doug Giles:

Politically speaking, I wish those who “represent us on the Right” would take this warrior mindset to heart versus rolling up in the fetal position and wetting their massive Republican diaper once they’re faced with the teeth of the liberal beast. The Left zealously sports this “die or be killed” attitude as they approach our culture wars, whereas those on the Right are mostly/merely butt-smoochin’ wind-testers, more vexed about whether or not they can keep their condo in D.C., their smidgen of faux power and their mistress, versus upholding our constitutional principles which have made us, heretofore, the most stonkin’ nation known to mankind.

Good piece, read the whole thing.


***I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse. –Florence Nightingale

***Have a great day!

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