So the story goes this way. Andrew Scott had just gotten off of work and made his way home from his job at Hungry Howies. As all accounts could say, he was asleep or relaxing, when all of a sudden loud pounds begin to hit his door. He jumped up startled and was concerned with who was at the door that time of morning. He grabbed his gun because he didn’t live in a safe neighborhood, and when he opened the door, he was armed and shot immediately by police.
These same officers never identified themselves. They also reported that upon searching his house, they found drugs (weed) and a scale, and some other drug paraphenelia (baggies). Hmmmm, so why are they trying to sell us on this bad guy image? Is this really necessary? Well of course it is if they think they fucked up!
This is who they were looking for…
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Officials said the incident started when deputies were looking forattempted murder suspect 31-year-old Jonathan Brown at the Blueberry Hill apartment complex on Ryan Drive in Leesburg.
According to authorities, Brown fled from deputies on a motorcycle, which they later found parked in front of Apartment 114. However, that was not the apartment in which Brown lived.
Three deputies were in uniform when they banged on Scott’s door of Apartment 114 around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, believing Brown was inside.
Deputies said they admit they knocked on the wrong apartment door but said they had to open fire when 26-year-old Scott came out, armed with a gun.
Scott was shot and killed, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.
Originally, the Sheriff’s Office said deputies had announced who they were.
But an email the Sheriff’s Office sent Sunday revealed deputies “didn’t announce and identify themselves” and called it a “minor detail.”
And on Monday, the Sheriff’s Office told WFTV’s Kathi Belich that deputies didn’t have to identify themselves at all.
A spokesman with the Sheriff’s Office told Belich that all deputies saw when the door opened was the muzzle of a gun, and they did what they had to protect themselves.
But friends of Scott WFTV talked to said deputies are painting him in the wrong light.
A friend of Scott’s called him a gentle giant and said he’s the one who gave Scott the gun for his protection. He said Scott had just gotten home from working late when the deputies came to his door.
“They banged on the door. They didn’t yell out, ‘Lake County Sheriff!’ They weren’t being loud; vocal. The guy opened the door at 2 in the morning,” said a witness who did not want to be identified.
“I saw him six hours before (the shooting), and he was fine,” said one of Scott’s friends. “When I heard about it I thought it was a joke.”
Drugs and drug paraphernalia were found in Scott’s home, deputies said.
K-9 Deputy Richard Sylvester, who shot and killed Scott, was wearing a black utility vest with the word “sheriff” on the front.
WFTV learned in the six weeks before Sunday’s shooting, Sylvester has been working around 40 hours of overtime per two-week pay period.
WFTV asked if that could’ve been a factor.
“Regardless of how tired he was, regardless of how much overtime he had this week, or last week, or the last three weeks, or the last month, he took the action he was forced to take that given moment,” said Lt. John Herrell of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.
No matter what, the Sheriff’s Office said, Scott opened the door with the gun pointed at them, and at this point, there’s no indication anyone said anything before Sylvester opened fire.
“This individual was in his home. He was at a place he had a right to be. He’s awoken early in the morning by someone banging at his door; certainly he had a right to go to that door armed,” said Sheaffer.
In some cases, officers don’t identify themselves for the element of surprise if they don’t want a suspect to get away. But the only way in or out of Scott’s apartment is through the front door and the front windows.
“The bottom line is police went to the wrong house. This was an otherwise innocent person, and he was shot to death,” said Sheaffer.
The officers could have surrounded the front and then identified themselves, especially since the officers did not actually see Brown go into the door.
“It was the middle of the night, so they felt it’d be more tactically advantageous to just knock on the door, and that’s what we did,” said Herrell.
“If the name of the law enforcement agency was announced, do you think this could’ve been prevented?” asked WFTV reporter Ryan Hughes.
“Well, based upon what we found inside his home — drugs, scales, pipes, baggies — I can’t answer that. I don’t know what he thought,” Herrell said.
Sylvester never used his dog to track the suspect. Investigators said Brown’s motorcycle was still hot and was parked in front of the door.
They eventually caught Brown at his apartment, which is in the next building.
Sylvester is now on administrative leave. He was also involved in last week’s deputy shooting behind an Advanced Auto Parts store in Eustis.
WFTV was told he’s a police dog handler and that he witnessed two other deputies kill Gilberto Rivera.
The Sheriff’s Office said Rivera had just killed the auto shop clerk he was stalking and wounded another employee.
The deputy who fired the shot that killed Rivera has been placed on administrative leave.
Ever seen the movie “An Innocent Man” starring Tom Selleck. There is a great story line to this movie. Two crooked cops are searching for a drug dealer, and they were given the wrong address by a snitch, who happened to be an addict. Well, they arrive to this guys house, (good resectable guy at that) and they bust the door down, ultimately shooting the guy twice. They plant drugs in his house and tear it all up. They knew what they had done and when they discovered that an innocent man had been shot, they had to cover up their dirt. Of course, if this had been the correct address in the movie, these cops would have stolen the drugs and money and created a hostile place for this guy. Afterall, who would report being robbed by the cops if you’re a drug dealer?
Another point to make, and lets be real here. This was a white guy being accused of selling pot. Ummm, what person wants to risk being shot to death over some pot conviction? He would have been out in no time. Seriously…did they have to shoot this young man? And why didn’t they announce who they were? Ok, yes I understand they were looking for a big time criminal, but…even still, not to announce yourself is asking for that sorta outcome.
Andrews friends are so upset right now because the media is showing his mugshot as his primary photo, and of course the first thing the officers did was to show him as a bad guy and paint him in a bad light. Why? Because then you folks will be desensitized about what’s really going on with this story. So they call announcing themselves a minor detail? Get the fuck outta here. Minor? So the law is So the law is above reason.
Also, did the jerk who parked in front of the wrong apartment do this on purpose? Obviously one has to wonder if he anticipated such a disgusting act on his part having this take place. This guy really was innocent and is innocent and hopefully his family can sue sue sue.
This is the home of James Maxwell. Accused child rapist and now the proud owner of human remains in his back yard. His nervousness lead police to go further and search his property after receiving information from sources who say that he was antsy about plumbers coming to his house and digging. The remains of an unknown were discovered June 19, 2012. Here are the specifics on the case of Laurel Rogers.
Missing Since: February 1, 2010 from Port Orange, Florida Classification: Endangered Missing Date Of Birth: June 4, 1981 Age: 28 Height: 5’8″ Weight: 155 lbs. Hair Color: Blonde Eye Color: Blue Race: White Gender: Female Distinguishing Characteristics: Scars on both wrists due to a fall. Medical Conditions: Lupus/ Fiber Mi-alga/ Seizures Clothing: Black, G Unit brand hooded zip up jacket with small multi colored “G”‘s on the front, purple short sleeve shirt with a white design over a purple long sleeve shirt, light blue denim jeans, black tennis shoes with white trim Jewelry: – 20″ gold rope necklace with two rings. Multiple rings on all of her fingers. AKA: LaLa/ Lo Case Number: 2010- 000989 Details of Disappearance On February 1, 2010 at 1730- Laurel Rogers was last seen at her residence by her brother. Her brother went out on the back porch to workout and when he returned Laurel Rogers was gone.
Phone recordes indicate that the last activity was on 02/02/10 at 1845 hours when Laurel’s phone called one of her friends and an unknown male named “Jamal” advised that Laurel left her phone with him and she was with two unknown males named Kenny and Breezy. There has been no bank activity on Laurel’s bank accounts and no further phone activity.
Investigating Agency If you have any information concerning this case, please contact: Port Orange Police Department Detective Scott Brozio (386) 756-7400
Source Information Port Orange Police Department
Since Laurel Rogers went missing, there hasn’t been much information regarding her case until recent. If it weren’t for the little girl who James Maxwell raped, this case would not be looked at for quite some time, as there were no real leads. The body is being considered undisclosed, however investigators are saying that they have a pretty good idea who the victim is. Could this be Laurel Rogers?
According to news sources, James Maxwell lived just a half a mile away from this missing lady. Would a woman who had Lupus ever have left without her medication or ever have left without her medication for fibromyalgia? That is a very painful condition and she would need therapy at any given time. As it could be debilatating.
Her phone was said to have made a phone call some time after she went missing. It actually called a friend of hers. When questioned who the caller was he gave the name, “Jamal” and said that Laurel had left with 2 men. One named Kenny and the other Breezy. Side note, James Maxwell Found on a Sleuth site from “Heineken Man”…food for thought?
Laurels Mother, Lauretta spoke on the news today and said that she hopes it’s not her daughter that was discovered in James Maxwells yard. Yes it would bring closure, but every parent holds on to the hope that their child is still alive.
It is also being reported on http://www.cfnews13.com that James Maxwell’s girlfriend (Joanna Bertram) at the time of his arrest back in December 2011 that he would threaten them by telling them stories of women being buried in his back yard. He referred to the buried women as “hookers.” One Neighbor Colt Wainright states that they were neighbors and that they borrow tools from each other periodically, possibly even a shovel. But who knows.
Another note to mention. Since this story is resurfacing about Laurel Rogers, there have been a few sites that have chosen to post some not so positive photos of Laurel from a time where she was arrested. That will not be done here. That does nothing for her cause and it does nothing to help her surviving family. Provided it is her remains. If not, it is still tacky to post such information on a missing person. It desensitizes the story and makes it seem as if she is unworthy of being alive or searched for. It doesn’t matter what her past was, murder is a crime and it was unnecessary if it is her. I hope it isn’t as well.
So this story starts out with this guy being invited for a neighbors party. In which he enjoys himself at the buffet table, and then returns later that night to kidnap the girl from her bedroom. He then takes this 9 year old child to his house and proceeds to rape her, all for her to be returned the following morning to her home. So that’s the most fucked up thing.. At least he is in jail for that, but lo and behold, he isn’t done yet. There were human remains found in his back yard. Seriously? What the hell is wrong with this guy? Looks like he is no smooth criminal. He totally got busted. But, strange enough, if it wasn’t for the horrible crime against the little girl, he might have gotten away. See, there is no rehabing these guys. They may be sorry for that ONE crime they got caught at, but…what about the shit we don’t know about? As we see, somebodys been busy. It is going to take them at least a month to identify the body. Just imagine how easy it is for someone to commit these types of crimes, and yet no one suspects anything. He got caugt for the lighter crime.. I say lighter, because America has yet to take rape seriously. Kinda like OJ. He didn’t get time for his wifes murder, but for stealing his own merchandise, he got 15 years. story below… The remains of an adult were found in the backyard of a man’s home, who is in jail on charges of raping and kidnapping a 9-year-old girl, said Port Orange Police Chief Jerry Monahan. James Maxwell was arrested in December 2011 and is in jail awaiting trial for the charges. Police said he kidnapped the girl after a neighbor’s Christmas party. Maxwell dropped the girl off at the police department the next day and he was arrested. Monahan said it will take at least one month to identify the body. “A very significant period of time,” said Monahan. “The information that we have would have to be verified by the medical examiner.” Police said they received tips that Maxwell has been concerned over plumbing work in the backyard of his home on Brandy Hills Drive. “We received information from individuals, from two individuals actually, relative to statements that were made to them over concern over construction coming to this property and perhaps digging,” said Monahan. Skywitness 9HD was over the scene where there were canopies set up in the backyard. “I’m not here to judge him. He’ll have to answer for what he’s done, either in the legal system or later on,” said neighbor Ruth Kressler. Officers said that cadaver dogs were brought to the scene on Friday, according to Monahan. He said investigators then used ground radar detection to find out where to dig. Monahan said that on Monday at about 3:30 p.m., they found the remains. Maxwell has lived in the home with his mother since the 1980s, and he is being called a suspect in the case. “James Maxwell is the primary suspect in the case,” Monahan said. “Mr. Maxwell is in jail. He will remain in jail. He’s no longer a threat to the community.” Investigators said they do not believe there are any other bodies buried in the yard, but said they will continue to dig just to be sure. Police said Maxwell’s mother owns the home, and he had a relationship and child with the woman who lives there now. Police also said that several years ago, Maxwell got out of prison after serving time for attempted murder. ________________________________________________________________ So, what are parents to do? What could these parents have done to ensure their little girls safety? NOTHING, OTHER than make sure her windows were closed tightly and not to trust anyone with their kid. Naturally, we want to reach out and touch someone and enjoy our neighbors, but seriously, we don’t know them. And if you teach your child not to talk to strangers, why do you as the adult allow them into your house? Perhaps they had some type of relationship, or he had done something worth trusting…but that is too close for comfort. Perhaps she thought that he was an older guy and that he was harmless looking.
So this story starts out with this guy being invited for a neighbors party. In which he enjoys himself at the buffet table, and then returns later that night to kidnap the girl from her bedroom. He then takes this 9 year old child to his house and proceeds to rape her, all for her to be returned the following morning to her home. So that’s the most fucked up thing.. At least he is in jail for that, but lo and behold, he isn’t done yet. There were human remains found in his back yard. Seriously? What the hell is wrong with this guy? Looks like he is no smooth criminal. He totally got busted. But, strange enough, if it wasn’t for the horrible crime against the little girl, he might have gotten away.
See, there is no rehabing these guys. They may be sorry for that ONE crime they got caught at, but…what about the shit we don’t know about? As we see, somebodys been busy. It is going to take them at least a month to identify the body. Just imagine how easy it is for someone to commit these types of crimes, and yet no one suspects anything. He got caugt for the lighter crime.. I say lighter, because America has yet to take rape seriously. Kinda like OJ. He didn’t get time for his wifes murder, but for stealing his own merchandise, he got 15 years.
The remains of an adult were found in the backyard of a man’s home, who is in jail on charges of raping and kidnapping a 9-year-old girl, said Port Orange Police Chief Jerry Monahan.
James Maxwell was arrested in December 2011 and is in jail awaiting trial for the charges. Police said he kidnapped the girl after a neighbor’s Christmas party.
Maxwell dropped the girl off at the police department the next day and he was arrested.
Monahan said it will take at least one month to identify the body.
“A very significant period of time,” said Monahan. “The information that we have would have to be verified by the medical examiner.”
Police said they received tips that Maxwell has been concerned over plumbing work in the backyard of his home on Brandy Hills Drive.
“We received information from individuals, from two individuals actually, relative to statements that were made to them over concern over construction coming to this property and perhaps digging,” said Monahan.
Skywitness 9HD was over the scene where there were canopies set up in the backyard.
“I’m not here to judge him. He’ll have to answer for what he’s done, either in the legal system or later on,” said neighbor Ruth Kressler.
Officers said that cadaver dogs were brought to the scene on Friday, according to Monahan.
He said investigators then used ground radar detection to find out where to dig.
Monahan said that on Monday at about 3:30 p.m., they found the remains.
Maxwell has lived in the home with his mother since the 1980s, and he is being called a suspect in the case.
“James Maxwell is the primary suspect in the case,” Monahan said. “Mr. Maxwell is in jail. He will remain in jail. He’s no longer a threat to the community.”
Investigators said they do not believe there are any other bodies buried in the yard, but said they will continue to dig just to be sure.
Police said Maxwell’s mother owns the home, and he had a relationship and child with the woman who lives there now.
Police also said that several years ago, Maxwell got out of prison after serving time for attempted murder.
So, what are parents to do? What could these parents have done to ensure their little girls safety? NOTHING, OTHER than make sure her windows were closed tightly and not to trust anyone with their kid. Naturally, we want to reach out and touch someone and enjoy our neighbors, but seriously, we don’t know them. And if you teach your child not to talk to strangers, why do you as the adult allow them into your house?
Perhaps they had some type of relationship, or he had done something worth trusting…but that is too close for comfort. Perhaps she thought that he was an older guy and that he was harmless looking.
So, we expect more from our children? We expect our children to obey those that are in charge of them. And yet, this is the example that your kids have to go by? Of course it is. That is why, Parents should be role models.
This principal was arrested for having a drug business going on inside of his home, and there’s no doubt, that he might have eventually sold to past students or even teachers. Education is the key to succes? No, common sense is the key to success. What good is education if you don”t use your brain?
He’s charged with delivery of methamphetamine, delivery of GHB-controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, possession of GHB-controlled substance, possession of controlled substance – stanololol, possession of cannabis under 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. Did I LEAVE anything out? Looks like he didn’t either. This may not mean that he wasn’t able to complete his job in a decent fashion, and I’m not sure if his personal life spilled onto his professional life, but it’s not far fetched. We cannot hold our children responsible when they have this type of leadership. Can We?
Lets go deeper into this story.
Why is he allowed to work in the Public school system? He sold GHB, the Date rape drug. Ummm, doesn’t that mean that this asshole is responsible for some teen girl getting raped or worse? Of course it does. Isn’t this piece of shit responsible for some young woman hanging out at a club and meets a guy and he puts something in her drink without her knowledge…isn’t Groover responsible for that? Hell yeah he is. Why wasn’t he fired?!? He should have been terminated.
Read the story below
The principal of a central Florida elementary school has been arrested after authorities say he provided an undercover agent with drugs at his home.
David Groover, the principal of Partin Settlement Elementary in Kissimmee, about 20 miles south of Orlando, was charged Friday with multiple drug counts. He was later released on bond.
According to a charging affidavit, the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint that Groover, 43, was providing methamphetamine and GHB, also known as liquid ecstasy, to adults at his home in St. Cloud.
A confidential informant introduced Groover to an undercover agent, who invited them inside his residence, the affidavit states. Grover then allegedly took out a baby bottle with a liquid he said was “G,” a street name for GHB, deputies report. Groover also allegedly took out a glass pipe and said he had some “Tina,” or methamphetamine.
Authorities found a marijuana cigar, two viles with liquid in a master bedroom closet, about 1.2 grams of methamphetamine, two ounces of GHB and a glass pipe and rolling paper, the affidavit states.
Grover was charged with delivery and possession of both methamphetamine and GHB, as well as possession of two other drugs. He declined to comment when reached by The Associated Press on Saturday.
“I’m not ready to talk about it,” he said.
Dana Schafer, a spokeswoman for the Osceola County school district, said Grover would be assigned to another position away from schools until the investigation is complete.
Grover was hired by the district in 1992, starting as a substitute teacher and rising up the ranks to become a principal. He has been the principal of Partin Settlement since 2006.
Schafer could not say whether there had been any complaints from parents or incidents involving Groover at the school, adding that a records request could be filed Monday for his personnel file. No records of previous discipline were found in a search of a Florida Department of Education database on discipline against educator licenses.
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Brian Gerald Shriner is a respected teacher at The Geneva School, an upscale Christian school in Seminole County, where he teaches Greek, English, and other subjects. He’s also an ordained Episcopal priest But Friday, the 46-year-old man was arrested by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office when deputies said Shriner exchanged emails over a period of weeks to have sex with a teen.
However, the computer teen was actually an undercover deputy.
When arrested, Shriner told Orange County Sheriff’s detectives that he assisted at a church in Winter Springs.
The church’s pastor told WESH 2 News that Shriner is not a church employee, but does attend the church and assists the church. The church is not a member of the local Episcopal diocese.
Joe Thoma, the spokesman for the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida, told WESH 2 News that Shriner is ordained, but he is not employed by the diocese, and does not have district authority to serve as a priest here.
So far, WESH 2 News has not been able to obtain a response from The Geneva School, which is on Semoran Boulevard, less than a mile north of Aloma Avenue.
OCSO officials said they are concerned that there may be more victims, and are asking if anyone knows of anyone who may be a victim of Brian Gerald Shriner to contact the agency, or call Crimeline.
The arrest was announced after 10 p.m. Friday in a news release. The Sheriff’s Office took an unusual step, issuing a public records exemption of the arrest, which prohibited the release of Shriner’s booking photo and details of his arrest.
I’m fucking shocked and appalled! How could this happen? Seriously, Priests are horny as shit! Let them fuck please so they could stop picking on these kids. Now are they going after kids because they know that adults know about their celibacy vow? Of course, damn perverts! Some of these priests aint half bad looking. Of course, if they hit on the right girl, (myself even) would be happy to help them sin against their god.
Notice how the church is saying, Nah we don’t know him like that, and he ain’t one of us, and the school hasn’t replied yet…lol come on people. What’s his punishment gonna be?
This is such a sad pathetic story. I’ve written about these stories before. The biggest question, Why did it come out all of a sudden? Well, it didn’t come out because of the student, so that means the relationship will continue on some level. What goes on in the minds of women who choose this path? It’s almost hard to call them predatory, because it doesn’t take much to entice a young boy to have sex with you. Boys are eager to get their sex on. And it doesn’t take a genius to know that this relationship was consentual. Of course, children cannot consent to sex, so that makes it unlawful. What should this teachers punishment be?
Well looking at some other cases that were exactly like this one. She might get a slap on the wrist. If she thinks she loves him and continues to pursue him after warning, then her punishment will be harsher. It is a double standard for women and men who get caught in these situations. If a man rapes a boy, we all have our ideals of what the boy could have done to bring light to this situation. We say, “He was old enough to say No.” “He should have known better!” Well the same with this boy. But it’s SEX, and most times, sex doesn’t hurt. Especially when its accompanied by deceit and omissions.
That seems to spice things up. A young boy having an affair with his cute teacher. There will be many boys who envy him. Society itself gives this double standard, and then when it happens close to you, all of a sudden, you become enraged that somethings not being done about it.
But, what do you want? Pardon my expression, (since I’m Atheist) crucify her? It’s equated to nothing more than hormones. Men have them and women have them. So do children. The problem is, she didn’t wait. It’s not the same if she had waited 4 more years, right? But if he was 18 and she were 36 is that better? Well in some people opinions, she fucked up about the same as she is now. They would feel that he is way too young for her and that she is stealing his youth from him. Ultimately, that is HIS choice. This boy knows what he is doing. Should we change the laws?
Should we question kids and ask them a few things about the relationship?
1. Were you forced?
2. Were you sober?
3. Did you want this relationship?
4. Do you think this relationship was wrong?
5. Did you evr want the relationship to end?
6. How do you feel about ———- this person?
7. Do you feel violated?
8. Do you feel that you’re in a relationship with them?
And continue with how the relationship began? Find out whether he or she came on to the teacher. This world is so naive to think that teenager don’t make passes at their older counterparts. They do! It’s not about what the adult should have done, its about the mindset of the child. Let’s get this straight, because I get so annoyed with hypocrites. We trust a child to drive at the age of 15! However we don’t trust them to speak regarding sexuality at the same age? Seriously? What do you think? Are these charges too harsh?? Do you think that the boy will be hurt by this relationship?
Here’s the story below…
West Melbourne police have arrested a female science teacher at a charter school after they say she had a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old student.
Irene Khan, 32, was arrested on Wednesday after a two-month investigation into a possible sexual relationship with one of her students at the Imagine School in West Melbourne during the 2011-2012 school year.
The victim told police Khan engaged in sexual activity with him several times, including her car, her apartment and several hotels and motels in the area.
“We brought the victim in and questioned him and corroborated much of his story, the sexual battery occurred several times,” said Commander Steve Wilkinson of the West Melbourne Police Department. “The victim had a cellphone his mother took it away from him and the suspect bought him a telephone and gave it to him.”
Police obtained cellphone records from the two that showed text messages where they wrote to each other, “I love you.” Khan also wrote to the victim wanting a kiss, police said.
Khan’s charges include enticing the victim to engage in sexual activity, committing sexual battery while in authority as an agent of the government, lewd or lascivious battery by engaging in sexual activity and lewd or lascivious molestation.
Khan was taken to Brevard County Jail, where she is being held on $80,000 bond. She will have her first appearance with a judge on Thursday morning.
According to the Imagine Schools website, Imagine Schools is a full-service operator of public charter schools, which mean they are publicly funded and privately operated. There are 75 schools in 12 states and the District of Columbia.
Interesting enough, women are still in the 1800s where it was exciting to meet a man and marry him. He wa supposed to come and sweep you off your feet on this white horse and you two live happily ever after. Hmmm, does that happen anymore? I doubt it. As someone whose made that dreadful walk down the green mile to the altar, uuggh, it was a nightmare. Marriage is truly what you make it, but to say it least, in 2012, it leaves much to be desired.
Honestly, what does a woman need a man for? In my not so humble opinion, NOTHING! Well, there is the occassional flat tire, and there is always the garbage that needs to be taken out, and that is if you can find a man who will do it without having to be nagged constantly. Of course, someone to break you off with a little bit of sex every once and again, but other than that, not much. Its not that men aren’t desireable, but moreso, they are obsolete when it comes to happiness. Yes, there’s the whole love bit, and the whole romance and cat and mouse chase and thrilling newness that a fresh hunk of beef can give, but committed for the rest of your life to ONE man? HELL NO! Have you tried that lately?
Variety is indeed the spice of life, and why have one when you can have more? Now granted some of you may not share in my sentiments, but this isn’t about what fits all, it’s sabout what fits possibly. What is it about women who feel that their lives aren’t satisfactory unless there is a man in it? And its not to say that women dont need love and affection, but being single can be lonely. But why would you stoop so low as to put a mandate on a man and think that he is obligated to marry you or else? What could that possibly say about your self esteem and your personal development? Loads! Nikoleta, seriously, there might be a guy on this planet that I would beg to have a one night stand with, but to marry by death threats…not likely.
Here is when marriage works for the woman.
1. She is financially secure and doesn’t NEED him, but wants to be with him.
2. She is happy being all by her lonesome and enjoys her own company. Even if it means having conversations with herself and answering as well. (try it, it works!)
3. He is not using her as a doormat and she will not be his servant, nanny, maid etc. You get my point. If a man wants to marry you, he should not automatically assume that a woman wants to take these roles. So, he should provide for her and be well able to give her what she needs. If he wants a maid, he should make enough money to HIRE ONE!…(or two)
4. The marriage is on HER terms. Example: she isn’t pregnant or marrying him to help his chances at a lighter sentence at court.
Women really need to establish their self worth and stop relying on a man for all of their independence. Why would you want to be tied down with someone who obviously supports subservient wormen?
Have you considered this?
So, she choked, punched, and threatened to dice him up if he didn’t marry her?
Oh, I can see the guy now. “Yeah babe, I’ll marry ya!” I bet he ran out immediately and purchased a huge rock for her.
Nikoleta, you are making us all look despo right now. Seriously. Put the knife down! Besides, if you do decide to marry him, I’m certain that after ten years of being his housemaid, you will have reason enough to go Bruce Lee on him. Give it time. Never prematurely murder someone.
A young African American boy walks down the street carrying a bag of skittles and a cup of sweet tea is gunned down by a trigger happy community (official). His job was to be a neighborhood watchman. To say the least he took the situation too far. He murdered a young boy in cold blood and seems to have no remorse. On the stand as he was being questioned regarding his actions, as it referred to the decision to give him bail, he made a shocking comment.”I didn’t know how old he was” From the mouth of the attacker/aggressor Zimmerman. Will he get off for committing this crime?
Here is the disturbing part. Most residents of Sanford, Florida are very much aware of the racial tension between the residents and law enforcement of that town. The city is known for stereotyping blacks. Yes, crime has been an issue there, just as it has been in many towns. What makes this town different? Blacks have no voice and have chosen not to exercise their rights to free speech. Marches were held, people came from 100′s of miles away all to be a part of the outreach towards the Martin family. Seemingly to no avail. Mainly because, the state of Florida has a multitude of communities of blacks that insist on staying silent and thinking that marching to songs like, “We Shall Overcome” will be beneficial to their cause. It wont help. It didn’t help when Martin Luther did it and it won’t now. Sounds pessimistic? Not at all. It’s a matter of fact. Al Sharpton, The New Black Panther Party arrived and yet Zimmerman is tucked away and being taken care of by the state. He has no fears. He is receiving support from a portion of his community that believes in his story and sees this as an opportunity to to express their fears and hate. Yet, where is the outreach for the Martin family? The news reported the website of George Zimmerman a several occassions. They mention the fact that he has a facebook page. They introduced his attorney. Yet, it seems that the Martin family has cowered away into their respective corners to sulk over the loss of their deceased son. Where is his justice? They have received very little coverage, and the footage that is being shown is surrounded by their vision of defeat and desperation. It is fair to say that if Trayvon Martin doesnt get justice, it may be due to the idea that his family is passive and too emotional. Meanwhile, Zimmerman looks headstrong. If this family wants justice, they have to fight in it. Unfortunately, as Christians, they will sit back and wait on god to deliver them and show up and give them the justice that they deserve. Hmmmmm, not gonna happen. No one gets anything in this world without a fight. Do you think that Zimmerman will walk?
Another point to mention. Where have the character witness’s so to speak who could attest to the fact that Trayvon was a good boy? Has the family rounded them up? Friends, acquaintances, neighbors…etc. This young boy needs people who can come to his defense. Its not up to the courts or law enforcement to provide this information, the parents must do their own detective work. George Zimmerman has had several people from his neighborhood state that he is a kind hearted young man. A dead man cannot speak.
This is the image that the media is now showing the general public. It is an attempt to make Zimmerman appear to be more acceptable rather than the horrible shot of him in his jail house Orange. You might be surprised that it actually works. The Z Team has their homework done. They want him to win and they have insisted that the media bite their ideals and less of the ideals of the deceased and his family. The tables have turned and pretty soon, the Martin family will be grabbing at anything they can to ruin the image of an already known killer.
This photo shows the face of a loving family man. He looks soft and gentle. Like Norman Bates states, "Wouldn't Harm a fly." He sells it well and the media is buying. Mankind is much like a sponge. Soaking up whatever we get an overdose of. This picture does not show what was shown the night Zimmerman committed this crime. This is the picture that the public will want to relate to.
Is this the face of a killer?
This story rose to fame in 2008 and for so long, those who held the little Caylee Marie Anthony in their hearts will now be closer to breathing…or exhaling. So the trial will be held in Orlando, but the jury is being selected in ClearWater. Just 100 miles away…was that enough to take Anthony out of the publics eye? That attempt to get a jury from “far away” was somewhat shabby. No one is complaining though are they?
If most people who are aware of this case were questioned, They want her to fry for that she is being accused of. Orlando, Florida just recently sent their residents who live in a certain proximity to the Downtown Courthouse some letters pertaining to the media and the crowds that this case may draw.
This case is being said that it will draw more attention than OJ Simpson did in his trial, as being accused of killing his wife. There is still no reason why millions of people got involved in this case. If it wasn’t people protesting at the actual home, then its the hundreds of bloggers that write about this story. Why? There are hundreds of kids who get killed by their parents every day. None of them make national headlines. Supposedly, it’s the way Casey Anthony acted. Perhaps its her way of acting as if she could care less. Maybe it was the knowledge that this child was missing over a month and the mother never mentioned it to anyone, but instead, chose a life of clubbing and partying. America and other countries, Yes other countries reached out after hearing this story. Some of my comments came from Japan.
However, those who aren’t close to this case when it comes to locale, will not have the same thoughts that O-towners have. Those who were there from the beginning. Those who frequented the same clubs that she visited. Those who stood in the parking lots at night after Casey Anthonys trips to her favorite bar, walked the same streets, went to the same school, lived in the same neighborhood. They will have plenty more to say. It hits closer to home. Clear Water is clearly not far enough. But does that place exist? Well, there were people who didn’t know Oprah Winfrey who lived in the outskirts of Illinois, so…maybe it was. Granted, these were back wood folks with no televisions and no media outlets.
Read the story below…
Jury selection started Monday in the trial of an Orlando woman charged with killing her 2-year-old daughter.
Casey Anthony’s trial will take place in Orlando, but jurors are being selected at a courthouse about 100 miles away because of intense media coverage. The first panel of potential jurors met with the judge and attorneys Monday morning in Clearwater.
Chief Judge Belvin Perry hopes to have 20 jurors — including eight alternates — in place by the end of the week so the trial can begin May 17. Potential jurors will undergo two rounds of questioning and be asked if they could recommend the death penalty for Anthony.
She is charged with first-degree murder, and any juror who couldn’t recommend death would be disqualified.
Anthony, 25, has pleaded not guilty to killing her daughter Caylee and says a baby-sitter kidnapped her. After a massive search, the girl’s body was found seven months after her June 2008 disappearance. It was discovered by a meter reader in some woods about a quarter of a mile from the home mother and daughter had shared with Anthony’s parents and brother. Detectives said residue of a heart-shaped sticker was found on duct tape over the mouth of her skull.
Monday was spent identifying jurors who have personal issues that would preclude them from serving the six to eight weeks the trial is expected to last. Those not dismissed for those reasons must come back later for more questioning.
Defense attorney Jose Baez objected to the first panel of about 100 people in its entirety, saying that it wasn’t representative of Orlando’s demographics because it had only two Hispanic and four African-American jurors.
Perry denied the objection and questioning of the panelists began.
Perry also issued an order Monday morning denying a defense request to exclude air tests from carpet sample taken from Anthony’s car. Tests for odors associated with a body’s decomposition were run on the carpet sample and the tests identified chloroform in the sample.
Chloroform is a chemical associated with decomposition but also can be used to render a person unconscious.
The tests have never been admitted in a trial in the United States.
So, Jose Baez wants more blacks and more latinos? Why? Does he really care? Does he think that whites would be more “easy” on her? When I covered this story 2 years ago, the crowds of readers were predominantly white. They hated her, loathed her, wanted her to fry. They created sites called, “Help Fry Casey” . I had them in my blog roll. Not sure where Jose is going with this, but it could back fire.