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OPINION: Is Ted Cruz Out of His Tea Party Mind?

Ted Cruz - The Sheriff of Texas

Ted Cruz – The Sheriff of Texas (Photo credit: DonkeyHotey)

 

Just when you think Ted Cruz will accept his recent political defeat, and fade away … at least for a little while, he comes up with something new to frustrate those who feel he should not even be a member of the United States Senate.

 

This time, he should have choked on his words!  He had the unmitigated gall to say that the ‘Stand Your Ground Laws’ are beneficial mostly to the African-American community!  And, adding insult to injury, Trayvon Martin‘s mother was in the hearing room.  Apparently, he has taken his callousness to an all new low.  Beneficial? Tell that to the parents of the two most recent victims of this law.  His comment was the equivalent of repeating the comments of those who attempt, in retrospect, to say that African-American slaves  were ‘happy’ on the plantations.

 

Ted Cruz apparently has no filter between his brain and his mouth. Unless when an apology is due, then he seems to think long and hard before he refuses to apologize.  An apology is due, not only to the parents of those two teenage victims, but to the African-American community as well.  A public apology and in writing!  He seems to like being in front of the cameras, so he should call a press conference and make the apology.  He needs to be made accountable for his nonsensical comments.   He seems to feel that pandering to the Tea Party will make him a ‘player’ and a ‘contender’ in the next presidential election.  He should pull Sarah Palin to the side and asked her just how that worked out for her in her failed bid for Vice-President of the United States.  The Tea Party backed her, and she lost … big time.  Sean Penn, (see link below), says that Ted Cruz should be committed to a mental asylum.  Apparently Mr. Penn is saying what a tremendous amount of people are thinking.

 

 

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OPINION: Zimmerman case was a ‘show’ trial

Trayvon Martin Protest - Sanford

Trayvon Martin Protest – Sanford (Photo credit: werthmedia)

It took a while to digest the aftermath of the Zimmerman trial, but, after reviewing much of the data, it appears to have only been a ‘show trial’  with the prosecution performing in concert with his defense team.  Coming to this conclusion, was unfortunately, easy.  The facts were there to read and anyone who watched the trial would have to come away feeling queasy.

First of all, the prosecution failed to do their job, which was to prosecute George Zimmerman and refuse to allow the defense to put Trayvon Martin on trial.  How did they fail?  In the following ways:                                                                                                                                                                                       1. They kept out pertinent information regarding Zimmerman’s racist background. Racism against Mexicans. (Despite popular belief, Zimmerman is not Mexican.) On his My Space page, he openly rants against Mexicans and brags about getting away with a criminal act.  These pages were made available to the prosecution, but they were never mentioned during the trial. (See this link) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/02/zimmerman-myspace-page_n_1471818.html  Even if they had tried and failed, they could have taken it to an appeals court to get the information before the jury. His propensity for racial profiling and racist comments were pertinent and material to this case.  Zimmerman: I dont miss driving around scared to hit mexicans walkin on the side of the street, soft ass wanna be thugs messin with peoples cars when they aint around (what are you provin, that you can dent a car when no ones watchin) dont make you a man in my book. Workin 96 hours to get a decent pay check, gettin knifes pulled on you by every mexican you run into!”

2. The drugs in Zimmerman’s system were, although legal prescription, had side effects that included delusions and violence. Two of the known drugs were Temazepam, and, Adderall, which, according to Web M.D., has side effects which include agitation, mood swings, and aggressive behavior!   http://www.examiner.com/article/the-prescription-drugs-george-zimmerman-was-taking-when-he-killed-trayvon-martin  This should have been made known to the jury as well! Why didn’t the prosecutors get this info in front of the jury? Perhaps it did not fit the show trial script.                                                                                                                                                                                                                               3. The post-trail demeanor of Florida State Attorney, Angela Corey, smiling and (as Judge Joe Mathis described her) jolly during the press conference immediately following the verdict. (See link at end of this post.) She, as a conservative Republican, appointed by the same Republican governor who attempted to block African-Americans from voting during the last election, apparently was doing what she was appointed to do, put on a trial to make everybody happy.  Overcharge him instead of charging him with manslaughter or 3rd degree felony assault.  Ironically, it was she who prosecuted the young African-American mother who shot a ceiling to warn away her documented and abusive husband, and got the woman a 20 year sentence. (See link.)  http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/07/19/angela-corey-s-overzealous-prosecution-of-marissa-alexander.html

4. The prosecution never created a narrative.  Just because Zimmerman said his gun was in his holster, did not mean it was true.   And, what is the first things cops do?  They tackle people to get them down.  What is the first response of the party being tackled? Get off! (Exactly what the young lady who was on the phone with Martin said she heard him say.)  Maybe Zimmerman tried to tackle Trayvon  Martin for purposes of holding him until police arrived.  The prosecution allowed to stand that ‘angel’ Zimmerman was just standing there and Trayvon attacked him for no reason, even though to many it appears that Trayvon was defending himself against an unknown, armed, assailant.

As a watcher of trials, it is not allowed for the defense to put words into the mouths of witnesses for purposes of changing their testimony, and usually one side objects.  This happened repeatedly, and not once did the prosecution object.  The two times the defense was unsuccessful at putting words into the mouths of witnesses was during the cross-examination of the medical examiner, and Trayvon Martin’s mother, when both refused to allow their testimony to be tainted by Mark O’mara’s suggestions despite the absence of objections from the prosecutors.

All of this leads to the possibility that the trial was nothing more than a show trial without any intention of Zimmerman being convicted.  It is Raye’s Radar’s opinion that the prosecution was in bed with the defense team, and they didn’t just lay there, but in the end it was Trayvon Martin who got screwed via this mockery and travesty of justice.

http://twitchy.com/2013/07/13/viewers-wonder-why-is-florida-state-attorney-angela-corey-smiling-so-big/

 

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