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Florida Shifts Burden on Self Defense.

Friday last Governor Scott signed legislation changing the burden on Florida’s stand your ground law.

http://www.wnd.com/2017/06/florida-law-shifts-burden-of-proof-in-stand-your-ground/?cat_orig=us

Used to be, the Defense would have to show that one was using a firearm in self defense, either at trial, or usually at a pretrial hearing.   That is, you would have to show that “…[you] reasonably believe[d] that such force is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself, or another or to prevent the imminent commission of a forcible felony.”

With this law, the State now has that burden.  That is, instead of the Defendant being affirmatively required to prove that he, or she, “reasonably believed” the state now has to prove that they did not.

Some 24 states have a stand your ground defense.  I am not aware of any that shift the burden.   In fact, I think Florida is the first, which is significant.

Not something some saw coming with all the “collusion” going on.   Blame the Russians.

More:

http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0700-0799/0776/Sections/0776.013.html

On Comey.

Lordy lordy.  Wat?

What a backstabbing manipulator.  What an overgrown pajama boy. 

Working in public service through several administrations, his credentials are impressive.  But his testimony last week revealed much:

The Clinton campaign – its email server debacle – was the real scandal.  That Loretta Lynch asked any inquiry from Comeys’ office to refer to that investigation as a “matter” tells much.   If confirms in the minds of many that Lynch’s meeting between her and slick willie on the airport tarmac was more than golf and grandchildren.

That there was no collusion, or at least evidence of it, between Trump, his campaign, and the Russians.  There never was evidence, but the more media uses the word, the more they like to think – the more they wish – people would believe it.

That Trump, as much as liberals would like to say otherwise, never demanded that he stop any investigation into Mike Flynn.   Comey may have felt “uneasy” or “nauseous” (huh?).  But his testimony confirms it, as do his convenient “notes” or “memos” from his recollection of meetings with Trump, where he never says such a demand be made.   Quite frankly, even if Trump did make any demand, Trump would have been beyond right.   A president has the authority to fire the FBI director.   This is not without precedent.   Think not?  Just look at Alan Dershowitz’s take on the matter.

President HW Bush, in the early 90’s ended the investigation against and afterwards pardoned Casper Wienberger in the Iran Contra scandal.   No obstruction there.   (Because Bush is not Trump.   The level of animosity and outright hostility to the current Executive is unprecedented).  Did not Obama refuse to go after those here illegally – illegal immigrants?  No one says he was interfering with investigations or prosecutions, or, in this example, deportations.   What about Executives in charge of “sanctuary cities?”   Are they not interfering, to some degree?

Detractors will argue otherwise, the again, the point is, the President has the legal authority to fire.  Period.  And the real problem is, the general public are being told otherwise.

Comey’s testimony offers unanswered questions.  Instead of consistently forthright, straightforward and pointed questions, he was “lorded” for his “service” and “honesty(!).”  Tossed softball questions, his testimony was self-serving.   That, of a disgruntled employee.

Where were his notes when Lynch asked him to treat the Clinton investigation as a “matter.”  For that matter, where are notes on any meetings with Obama?  If Lynch asked Comey to treat that investigation as something other than it was, why are they, Lynch specifically, not accused of interference.

If he felt he was being manipulated by the President, where was that in the notes he leaked to his law professor friend?   His answer was, “I don’t know.”  If he had any problem with any discussions with Trump, why did he not start an investigation, or go up the chain – complain to others – which he did not.   He didn’t go to White House Counsel.  He did not go to the Department of Justice.   It does not appear he complained to others in his department.   Not his deputies or peers, so it seems.

If he was so “concerned” about Trump, in his “gut” so he said, why did he have dinner with the President? Or meet with him at any time? (in the context of all of this, me thinks it was because he knew, at some point, he would be fired).

Point of fact, and one that MSM ignores, this position serves at the pleasure of the executive.   That would be Trump.  Another fact the media ignores.  

Others say it better:

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/06/comey_unmasked.html

Read or watch here, if you have a spare hour or three:

http://time.com/4810345/james-comey-testimony-real-time-transcript/

Smashed in Head. Updated.

 

Update 2:

Apparently, the professor was arrested.

Clanton was arrested early Wednesday morning in Oakland and booked in the Berkeley Jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon that is not a firearm. He is being held on $200,000 bond and is due in court at 9 a.m. Friday.

Good.

More:

http://ninetymilesfromtyranny.blogspot.com/2017/05/bike-lock-attacker-eric-clanton-former.html

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This is particularly brutal.

I just wonder, what precisely are they fighting over?!?  Did the leftist “antifa” lose some right?

The perpetrator is allegedly thought to be some professor… .

UPDATE:  If it is a professor, I hope he’s prosecuted.

Getting conked on the head with a u-lock would hurt… .

https://darktriadman.com/2017/04/20/murderous-antifa-with-bike-lock-outed-as-san-francisco-state-university-professor/

https://darktriadman.com/2017/04/21/murderous-professor-eric-clanton-screams-for-help-on-reddit/

It’ll be interesting, if one of these protestors pulls that type of attack on someone who is armed.  Though, that has complications too:

Like, prison.

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2017/02/guilty_man_who_pulled_gun_out.html

Apparently, this guy opted for a bench trial.   He was in a tough spot, in that sense.   Judge found him guilty on 21 felonies.

So, if you live in a liberal state, something to consider and remember.

And don’t go play at a riot or demonstration.

More:

http://gunfreezone.net/index.php/2017/04/21/distance-is-your-friend/

http://theothermccain.com/2017/04/20/activists-claim-berkeley-anti-fascist-attacker-is-college-instructor-eric-clanton/

 

Hate Speech v. Fighting Words.

Our college students have come to this impasse in large part because their parents, high school teachers, college professors, and school officials have all failed them. They have not only refused to instill in them a reverence for the First Amendment, they have taught them to despise the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, the very things that protect their right to protest. In so doing, they have turned them into the thing they claim to despise most: fascists.

Yep.  Clueless College Students.

http://thefederalist.com/2017/04/20/sorry-college-kids-theres-no-thing-hate-speech/

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/middleburys-obscene-cowardice/

Religious Police and the Public Dole… .

Abdullah Rashid, a Georgia native who moved into a subsidized apartment community in Minnesota, tries to implement shariah law… .

Apparently, his landlord is not amused… .

“…residents of the Cedar-Riverside Plaza complex have raised concerns about him, and management with Sherman Associates said they are aware of the group and working closely with law enforcement.

On Wednesday, Minneapolis police said the Cedar-Riverside Towers’ management is in the process of evicting Rashid, and security at Cedar-Riverside Plaza is advising him he’s not allowed to patrol the neighborhood or they will cite him for trespassing.”

Apparently, he has recruited a gaggle of like-minded yutes to assist him with his patrols, and, offers legal advice too.   Helpful, no?

Rashid, who initially said he was working with Minneapolis police, said he is continuing his effort to provide security and protect Muslims’ civil rights. He said he has enlisted a group of 10 men, ages 18 and 25, to help him patrol the area.

Meanwhile some in the community are confused about what Rashid is doing.

Salma Mohamed, a mother of four, met with him recently at Brian Coyle Community Center, seeking advice on a custody case. A friend had referred her to Rashid, unaware of his controversial activities. She was startled by his uniform, she said, and his talk about terrorism and the young Muslim men who were convicted of trying to join ISIS.

“I was expecting the guy was a lawyer,” Mohamed said. “He just brought up things that weren’t even on the discussion table.”

Coming to a town near you?

Ahh, Civility.

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…its not ego if construction begins.  And why is Mexico so adamant against a “wall”?

Its really not all that expensive, or difficult to build.   Someone has to pay for it, and its not unreasonable to look to Mexico to contribute.

Illegal immigrants crossing that border – illegally – are not the best and brightest.  Many are unable to work, and many end up being supported by us, essentially.   There are drugs and criminals crossing that border.   That’s a fact.

The US is, a sovereign, just like Mexico.   We have every reason to support and expect a “wall”, together with immigration reform.

President Trump’s wall is a statement to the world: This is our country. We decide who comes here. And we will defend our borders.

Esteban Santiago.

ruiez-3So, lessee, two months before flying from wherever to Florida, checking a firearm (which thousands of law-abiding people do, every month/day), and then shooting up an airport, this guy was telling the FBI that he was delusional, hearing voices, and was going to “fight for isis.”  And had an apparent history of domestic violence?  Really?

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2554152/fort-lauderdale-airport-shooting-florida-latest-updates/

http://www.freep.com/story/news/2017/01/06/airport-shooter-isil-mind-control/96268492/

Some say that government is full of bureaucratic incompetents.  I’m inclined to agree.