Saturday, April 21, 2012


-a member of a volunteer committee organized to suppress and punish crime summarily (as when the processes of law are viewed as inadequate)

-a self-appointed doer of justice

What George Zimmerman did was an act of a vigilante.  He took the law into his own hands and acted as a law enforcement officer to stop a 'preceived' threat to the community.  In fact, George Zimmerman was the threat to the community.  An innocent young black man is dead today because Zimmerman carried out an agenda of his own without cause.  That is murder.  

When Zimmerman states he defended himself, he completely truncates the event leading to the confrontation of Trayvon Martin. In his self defense stand he is the victim and Trayvon the perpetrator.  Trayvon Martin is the victim.  He tried to defend himself and a vigilante shot him when Trayvon's defense of his own life was stronger than Zimmerman estimated it ever could be. 

Zimmerman passed judgement on Trayvon Martin.  Trayvon never had a chance against the weapon presented to him.  He fought valiantly and lost his life.  If the law fails this innocent unarmed young black man, then it fails all of us.

stand-your-ground law states that a person may use force in self-defense when there is reasonable belief of a threat, without an obligation to retreat first. In some cases, a person may use deadly force in public areas without a duty to retreat.

Castle Doctrine (also known as a Castle Law or a Defense of Habitation Law) is an American legal doctrine that designates a person's abode (or, in some states, any place legally occupied, such as a car or place of work) as a place in which the person has certain protections and immunities and may in certain circumstances attack an intruder without becoming liable to prosecution.  Typically deadly force is considered justified, and a defense of justifiable homicide applicable, in cases "when the actor reasonably fears imminent peril of death or serious bodily harm to himself or another"  The doctrine is not a defined law that can be invoked, but a set of principles which is incorporated in some form in the law of most states.

The Republican Energy Agenda, destroy the EPA.

A bill would allow many Clean Air Act programs to continue but strip the E.P.A.’s authority to apply the law to carbon dioxide emissions from sites like this refinery near Port Arthur, Tex.

March 3, 2011, 5:27 PM

Inhofe and Upton: Just Say No to the E.P.A. (click here)

At least now the drug cartels can purchase their weapons in Mexico.

...The bribery campaign (click here) was reported to have first come to the attention of senior executives at Wal-Mart in 2005, when a former executive of its largest foreign subsidiary, Wal-Mart de Mexico, provided extensive details of a bribery campaign it had orchestrated to win market dominance.
The Mexican executive, previously the lawyer in charge of obtaining construction permits, said in emails and follow-up conversations that Wal-Mart de Mexico paid bribes to obtain permits throughout the country in its rush to build stores nationwide, the Times reported.
Wal-Mart's growth in Mexico has been so rapid that one of every five Wal-Mart stores now is in that country. It is Mexico's largest private employer, with 209,000 employees there.
The newspaper said that only after learning of its investigation did Wal-Mart inform the U.S. Justice Department in December 2011 that it had begun an internal investigation into possible violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Under that law, it is illegal for U.S. corporations and their subsidiaries to bribe foreign officials.
Wal-Mart, which is based in Bentonville, Ark., said Saturday that it takes compliance with that law very seriously. It also noted that many of the "alleged activities" in the Times article occurred more than six years ago....

The Snyder Covert Deregulation agenda. Recall Rick.

The "Office of Regulatory Reinvention" is the same as 'The office to legalize corruption.'
Rick Snyder was voted into office because he promised he could deliver a vibrant economy. Now, he is unable to do that and he is hunting for ways to make his friends happy, too. 

The old Republican montra, "Deregulation and the economy will flourish." Removing 'dead wood' from the regulatory code is one thing, but, to revamp entire areas where people will be jeopardized is quite something else.
The problem is Rick is keeping all this under wraps.  He is not being transparent with the process and the people of Michigan will be the victims.  The electorate should have realized when he sold a Michigan firm for his own wealth his administration would focus on delivering more advantage to his interests and those of his friends.
That has long been a mantra of business groups. Now Gov. Rick Snyder has adopted the approach for state government as well. His Office of Regulatory Reinvention has been given the daunting task of sifting through all of the several thousand administrative rules promulgated over the past 40 years to determine which ones are, in fact, excessive....