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… the Brelo Case [#the verdict]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,June 19th,2016

.. Officer Michael Brelo was found not guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the deaths of two Greater Clevelanders the other day ..

.. [h/t —]..
.. [link] to the tweets / blog post ..

.. this case resulted from a police chase that started in downtown Cleveland . Two perpetrators took off in their car , and one hell of a lot of cops [more than a dozen] took off after them . They were chased eastward , towards the suburbs of East Cleveland and Euclid , and they were finally stopped by stop sticks …

.. what happened next is what has caused such an uproar . The police officers opened fire on the couple ,for whatever reasons I do not know . That couple was unarmed . Officer Brelo jumped up on the couple ‘ s car , and continued to fire at them . Both of them [the couple] died as a result of the altercation …

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… Missouri Governor Jay Nixon should resign [#failure]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,May 28th,2016

.. if he does not , then he must be impeached , tried , convicted , and removed from office …

.. the greater Saint Louis area had plenty of warning about the release of the grand jury decision . Governor Nixon obviously knew what might be coming . He is the commanding officer of his state ‘ s National Guard . He should have damn well known what could have happened in the potential aftermath of the announcement …

.. well , he [bleeped] up . Huge . The National Guard was mobilized . But only 750 troops . When much more were needed …

.. eventually , Governor Nixon called up an additional 1,500 National Guardsmen and Guardswomen . Finally , at last …. now , things are much more peaceful , at last …

.. however , it is a responsibility that Governor Nixon must bear , and bear alone . He is alone command responsible for what he does or does not do to help deal with the situation . He could have and should have done far better to help deal with the situation . Evidently , the Mayors of Ferguson and St. Louis [city] both wanted to reach Gov. Nixon regarding the National Guard . They could not . That is unforgivable , given the situation . There must be accountability for this situation …

.. Jay Nixon must resign as Governor of Missouri . If he does not , he must be impeached and removed from office …

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… Oh , Now She wants a Gag Order [#Baltimore cop prosecutions]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,May 12th,2016

.. Baltimore County prosecutor Marilyn Mosby has been enjoying her time in the limelight …

.. but now things are different ..

.. she wants to crack down on the principals in the case …. even the defence ..

.. [h/t —]..
.. [link] to the tweets // blog post ..

.. it seems that she wants a gag order on all of the principals …. in order to shut them all up ….

.. gee , anyone for a John Doe lw in Maryland , their Maryland …

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… the Brelo Case [#why the verdict]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,January 12th,2016

.. many people are wondering ? ..

.. why the verdict ?

.. to be honest , so am I …

.. [h/t —]..
.. [link] to the tweets / blog post ..

.. the first and biggest hurdle is whether the use of force is reasonable , under the circumstances . Under common law , it would normally be what is known as the ” reasonable man ” standard . In statutory law [at least in Ohio] , it would be likely known as the ” reasonable ordinary police officer ” standard . It would also apply the training and experience of the police officer in question . That is the legal question that the judge faced .

.. Most cases would normally be done as a trial by jury . In some cases , the defendant chooses the option of a trial by the bench judge . That what was done in this case …

.. Judge John P. O ‘ Donnell decided [after all of the testimony and rulings] that Officer Brelo was not guilty of the crimes . Why ? He decided that the use of force by Brelo [while debatable] was reasonable under the legal standard ..

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…Be Careful What You Wish For [#Impeachment]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,August 4th,2014

.. you just might get it ..

.. right now , the DemoCraps are conducting a fundraising marathon – to – beat – all over the ” I ” word …. not a big shock …

.. amazingly enough , even senior White House aides [including DannyBoy Pfeiffer] and FLOTUS herself are getting in on the act …

.. [h/t — WashingtonExaminer]..
.. [link] to the column ..

.. well , after the first of the year , once the GOP takes over Congress , do not be surprised if it actually comes to pass , given Obama ‘ s actions …

.. the House lawsuit may well do some good . It will , however , take a great deal of time . Crane v Napolitano had promise , but it has died , for now , unless it revives on appeal ….

.. the best case , inadvertantely , is the Arizona case over illegals and driver licenses . Az Gov Jan Brewer has taken this on as a crusade , and her successor [likely a Republican] hopefully will follow . This case will be a big issue in the Az Governor ‘ s election , and that will force the issue . This one , ideally could use a conflict with another circuit , but the Supremes may well take it on themselves …

.. if Obama pulls the stunt that I expect on illegals [exec action on legalization] , I am sure that he will pull it . It is just a question of whether of when he does it ….

.. When he does , the reaction is going to be a honey . It might goose Dem turnout a little , but it will enrage Republicans and Independents . I would bet that even a fair number of Dems will be pissed off by the manuveur . Then calls for the ” I ” word will explode , I will bet …

.. if he does , my voice will be one of them ! …

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… Nice Going , Miz Hillary [grilling a rape victim]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,June 28th,2014

.. gee , nice cheap theatrical stunt ..

.. grilling a 12 – year – old rape victim as a defense lawyer .

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..
.. [link] to the blog news ..

.. do something sensible …. like baking cookies …

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… I think That She may Get Her Wish [Judge Jeanine Pirro and Obama ‘ s Impeachment] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,June 22nd,2014

.. it will likely come , sometime next year , after the elections .

.. [h/t — RealClearPolitics]..
.. [link] to Judge Jeanine ‘ s Opening Statement ..

.. especially if Obama does something even more colossal stupid than this between now and Election Day . If he does , then it will confine him to the White House , and make it all but impossible for him to campaign for Dems , or even to raise money … the big thing will be when Dems in either chamber start to break . It will come , and come soon ….

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…. Wow ! … Great One , Judge Jeanine ! [BenghaziGate]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,May 9th,2014

.. i missed this on Saturday night , because I had a 48 hour bug over the weekend . Sorry about that …

.. she really let loose , but under control .

.. [h/t — theRightScoop]..
.. [link] to the show segment …

.. she laid out the case , as if she were making a closing argument to a jury .

.. in this case , the jury is us , the American people . She is calling for no less than Obama ‘ s impeachment and removal . As I said before , Wow !

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… Anyone Wonder How the Police feel about Cell Phones ..

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,May 1st,2014

.. especially nowadays ..

.. it used to be that these camera phones could not do all that much . Boy , over the last decade , especially with the emergence of the IPhone and newer technology , that has changed …

.. Drastically ..

.. Police Officers have had to learn to deal with dash cams . Fair Enough . The buggers are mounted on the dashes of their patrol cars . They help to protect them , as much as act as an insurance policy . Knowing that they are there reminds the police officer (besides one ‘ s conscience) that one has to always behave one ‘ s self …

.. now , the more modern cell phone ..

.. [h/t —]..
.. [link] to the post news & the cell phone a / v

.. this cop obviously is not thrilled about the cell phones that keep being pointed at her . Guys and Gals of the Police , as much as I am with you , get used to it . Those things are around , and are here to stay . They also have limited value , depending on the trial situation …

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… So , Lois Lerner has been talking …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,March 13th,2014

.. but to the Department of InJustice , not to Congress .

.. it really makes you wonder what is going on at Main InJustice …

.. god help the DemoCraps if they lose the Senate . Especially if they lose by big numbers . It does not take going from the low 50s or the mid 50s to 67 all that hard once the case is made in public …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop]..
.. [link] to the video segment ..

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… Yes , It is TrayvonGate ! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,July 11th,2013

.. You can understand family , friends , and loved ones being upset over Trayvon Martin ..

.. even local or regional figures ..

.. statewide , now that is a stretch ..

.. but the United States Department of InJustice ?!?!

.. Yup . Main InJustice has struck again . It appears , and is appearing , that Erich Holder and his flunkies at Main InJustice are playing ” ” ” send in the Activists . ” As it is , they already have . See below  …

[h/t — theOtherMcCain]

While I haven’t followed the George Zimmerman trial closely, I have noticed the widespread reaction to the trial, namely, “Why are they even having this trial?” There is no way in hell Zimmerman will be convicted. Some see it as a clear-cut case of self-defense, but everyone who has watched the testimony sees enough “reasonable doubt” in the prosecution’s case that it seems obvious the jury will acquit.

So, once again: Why are they even having this trial? And the answer would seem to be, because the Obama administration wanted it.

LEC — spot on , Rob . It is exactly what they wanted . And in the middle of an election year , so much the better .

[h/t — Lee Stranahan , @]

                 The newest Obama scandal is seventeen months old .

Welcome to Trayvongate, where the President of the United States used both the bully pulpit, the Department of Justice and sly media manipulation to gin up charges of racism in the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin shooting. Now that the trial is almost finished and the only act of racism mentioned so far came from the victim–Martin called Zimmerman ‘a creepy ass cracker’ according to testimony–the cynical and repeated use of the race card by the White house is even more abhorrent.

Judicial Watch revealed documents today that proved what Breitbart News reported in April, 2012: that Eric Holder’s Department of Justice took an active role in racially charged rallies in Sanford, Florida and that the Community Relations Service helped force the temporary resignation of Sheriff Bill Lee. That resignation made it appear that Sanford authorities were suspect and possibly complicit in covering up something.

Some of my reporting at the time was based on interviews with numerous public officials in Sanford who wanted to remain anonymous out of fear of retribution from the Obama administration. They described a situation where the CRS team took over and forced decisions while clearing a path for protests and rallies that heightened the appearence of racial tensions.

The CRS is a small unit within the Department of Justice and ostensibly it serves a legitimate purpose; attempting to cool down tense situation. As its website says:

The Community Relations Service is the Department’s “peacemaker” for community conflicts and tensions arising from differences of race, color, and national origin. Created by the Civil Rights Act of 1964, CRS is the only Federal agency dedicated to assist State and local units of government, private and public organizations, and community groups with preventing and resolving racial and ethnic tensions, incidents, and civil disorders, and in restoring racial stability and harmony.

However, under the highly politicized Holder Department of Justice, the CRS has acted as ‘spies and muscle’ according to a source familiar with the unit. In the Zimmerman case, they ended up as doing nothing to facilitate ‘racial stability and harmony ‘, instead acting a heavy thumb on the scales of justice and helping to force events that gave the nation an impression that Martin’s death was racially motivated.

Not just George Zimmerman, but the police and the entire town were targeted in rallies that saw people being bused-in for protests. We now have proof via the Judicial Watch release that these rallies were facilitated by the Obama administration. They were also highly racially charged. Close Obama ally Al Sharpton, along with Jesse Jackson, led the charge. As CBS Miami reported:


“We live in the middle of an American paradox,” Rev. Sharpton told the crowd. “We can put a black man in the White House but we cannot walk a black child through a gated neighborhood. We are not selling out, bowing out or backing down until there is justice for Trayvon.”


“This is not about a hoodie, it’s about racial profiling,” Jackson said. “We will use our marching feet, civil disobedience and every weapon in our non-violent arsenal until justice is served.”


However, much of the rhetoric surrounding the Zimmerman story was violent. Many will remember that the New Black Panther party actually offered a $10,000 bounty for the ‘capture’ of George Zimmerman. As the Orlando Sentinal reported:

New Black Panther leader Mikhail Muhammad announced the reward during a protest in Sanford Saturday. And when asked whether he was inciting violence, Muhammad replied defiantly: “An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.”

The bounty announcement came moments after members of the group called for the mobilization of 10,000 black men to capture Zimmerman, who shot Trayvon in a gated Sanford community on Feb. 26.

Muhammad said members of his group would search for Zimmerman themselves in Maitland — where the 28-year old worked before the shooting, employees there told the Orlando Sentinel. He declined to say when the group would begin their search.

J. Christian Adams knows the New Black Panther Party well; he resigned his position at the DOJ over the refusal to prosecute the Panthers for the now infamous Philadephia voter intimidation actions during the 2008 election. Adams outlined the crimes committed by the NBPP in Sanford:

Let’s start with solicitation to kidnap.  In announcing a reward for the seizure of Zimmerman, the New Black Panthers may have violated Florida Code 787.01.  It makes it a felony to “by threat, confining or abducting, or imprisoning another person against his . . .  will without lawful authority with intent to . .  . terrorize.”

Merely soliciting someone else to do this is also a felony in Florida under Florida Code 777.04.  “A person who solicits another to commit an offense prohibited by law and in the course of such solicitation commands, encourages, hires, or requests another person to engage in specific conduct which would constitute such offense or an attempt to commit such offense commits the offense of criminal solicitation.

That’s only part of the list. The New Black Panther’s outrageous, illegal call for vigilante justice happened on March 24th. According the records obtained by Judicial Watch, the Department of Justice deployed to Sanford the next day: March 25th, 2012. However, the DOJ did not go to Sanford to make arrests against the New Black Panthers. Instead, according the the written record, obtained by Judicial Watch, they “deployed to Sanford, FL, to work marches, demonstrations, and rallies related to the shooting and death of an African-American teen by a neighborhood watch captain.”

Once again, the Holder Department of Justice failed to prosecute the New Black Panther Party. They actually helped facilitate mass rallies against Zimmerman and the City of Sanford.

These actions are made even more scandalous by the direct insertion of the President of the United States into the story. President Obama made his famous “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon” remark at the White House, but what got considerably less press was the fact that Obama had a prior relationship with Martin’s attorney Benjamin Crump. Obama worked with him on another racially charged case when he was a Senator.

Breitbart News reported on the Obama connection to the 2006 story of Martin Lee Anderson. Attorney Crump said publicly that he was following the same media ‘playbook’ as the Anderson case. Tactics included using a photo of Anderson as a child, the same way the media used the Crump-supplied photo of Trayvon Martin as child. This story from 2006 shows the involvement of Senator Obama (who did not end up appearing at the rally), Sharpton and Jackson as well as other usual suspects from the far left.

A rally will be taking place in Tallahassee Friday, April 21 regarding the ongoing investigation into the death of 14-year-old Martin Lee Anderson. Anderson died Jan. 6 at a Panhandle boot camp after being kneed and punched by Bay County Sheriff’s boot camp guards.

Students from Florida State University, Tallahassee Community College and Florida A&M University have been involved in the planning and organization of the event at which Rev. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton will be making appearances.

Charlie and Martin Sheen, who donated $10,000 to the cause, are also reportedly planning to attend Friday, along with former TLC member Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Afeni Shakur, mother of the murdered rapper Tupac Shakur. According Samantha Greer, an FSU student and volunteer for the Coalition for Justice for Martin Lee Anderson, Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois may also make an appearance. Greer stressed that the Coalition is still looking for volunteers and that anyone is welcome to join the cause.

What we saw in 2012 was the Obama administration using taxpayer resources to ratchet up racial tensions in a local crime case and literally creating key story points in the narrative, such as forcing the sheriff to temporarily resign. At the same time, the President himself made an emotional statement about the victim with direct reference to his race, without revealing that he had worked with the victim’s attorney a few years earlier in a similar case. At the same time, Obama media ally (and Sharpton employer) NBC outrageously edited the Zimmerman audio to make Zimmerman appear racist. All these manipulative and deceptive uses of the race card–pushed along by the Holder DOJ at taxpayer expense–happened just months before the 2012 presidential election.

The only reason this isn’t a major scandal already is the media hasn’t ever done its job and declared it one.


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… Thanks , Y ‘ All … [on George Zimmerman]

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,July 9th,2013

… to the conservative media , Ace of Spades , the Jawa Report , and , of course , the Other McCain ..

.. without your efforts , I believe George Zimmerman would have been railroaded into Florida State Prison . He would have been convicted on 2nd degree murder charges .

.. Given where the case stands , right now , no way in hell … manslaughter , possible , but not likely … the way the case has been presented , it is likely , I think , that he will be found not guilty of the lesser – included offence of manslaughter , as well …

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… Got Him !! [Kermit Gosnell] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,May 14th,2013

.. Kermit Gosnell is going to jail . And , hopefully , he is soon going to meet his maker .

.. Yesterday ,  the jury in his criminal trial completed its work , and reached verdicts in the criminal case . On the important points , Kermit Gosnell was found guilty of 3 of 4 1st degree murder charges . And , for the most part , he was found guilty on many of the other counts .

.. Found Guilty on 21 of 24 felony charges , including the murder charges , overall . Found guilty on 211 of 227 other charges , largely 1st degree and 2nd degree misdemeanors , on abortion – related , and notification – related charges .

.. I am most definitely pro – life , but I do not always follow the leading pro – life sites and blogs . Yesterday , thankfully , I remembered to . Legal Insurrection carried a blogstory , linking to a story , that I now link to , one written by a excellent reporter , LifeNews ‘ Steven Ertelt . Thank You , Steven , for all of your excellent work .

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