In a story of local interest:
CRESTVIEW — A Niceville man on felony probation for fleeing and eluding and multiple drivers’ license suspensions led an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputy on a high-speed chase through a hay field early this morning.
The deputy spotted a blue Ford Focus traveling 80 miles an hour in a 55-mph speed zone around 2:30 a.m. on State Road 85 near Auburn Road north of Crestview.
The car accelerated and then headed east on Bradley Road and into a hay field with two OCSO deputies in pursuit. The driver smashed through hay bales, went down a power line trail, and at times became airborne due to the high speeds.
When the car became disabled, the driver, later identified as 33-year-old James Jenkins, got out holding a large beer can and began to run toward the wood line, according to an OCSO media release. Once he reached the wooded area he dropped the can and ran head first into a tree, receiving a minor cut over his right eye.
Airborne. Tried to save his beer. Hay bales.
From the Politico:
In a lengthy discussion ranging from his own exposure to the civil rights movement of the ’60s to today’s controversies surrounding the shootings of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, Holder also acknowledged that he felt some of his own struggles with Republicans in Congress during his six years in office were driven partly by race.
“There have been times when I thought that’s at least a piece of it,” Holder said, adding that “I think that the primary motivator has probably been political in nature … [but] you can’t let it deflect you from … your eyes on the prize.”
No, we’re driven by his ineptitude and complete lack of accomplishment during this do-nothing administration. Holder went on to say,
“…that between now and his departure, probably in early March when the Senate is expected to confirm Loretta Lynch as his successor, he will call for a lower standard of proof for civil-rights crimes. Such a change would make it easier for the federal government to bring charges in the case of a future Ferguson or Trayvon Martin.”
Oh, so he’s going to push for change which would allow civil rights prosecutions where there are no civil rights violations? How wonderful. Because if something is too hard, we should just change the rules… . Rules of evidence and burdens of proof? Pfft!