Category: Casey Anthony


Casey Anthony 2013Not surprisingly, the Casey Anthony saga has not come to pass. Casey Anthony is back in the headlines after 3 years since Orange County Florida miserably failed to prove she murdered her beautiful, well-loved 2 ½  year old daughter, Caylee Marie Anthony.

After the shocking verdict in July 2011 and after spending 3 years in solitary confinement awaiting trial, she solemnly attempted to regain her life as a free citizen.  True, she was acquitted of 1st degree murder but was found guilty of lying to law enforcement.  For that she was sentenced to four years in prison with credit for time served but she would have to spend another year of probation under the guidance of Orange County Corrections stemming from a 2010 check fraud conviction.  With all criminal debts paid, Casey Anthony then filed for bankruptcy.

Subsequent to the acquittal, Anthony was bombarded with several bogus lawsuits. On July 7, 2011, only 2 days after she was acquitted, Tim Miller owner of a non-profit organization Texas Equusearch posed a question to the public.  Should he or should he not file a lawsuit against Casey Anthony or her attorney Jose Baez? The public roared “yes!”

He claims he spent over $100,000 searching for Casey’s daughter Caylee. He’s claiming this because he says Casey Anthony or her attorney Jose Baez asked for his help.
Where are the records of this phone call? Where is the documentation, a letter, an email?

I’ve searched the documents released and haven’t found one correspondence between Casey Anthony and Tim Miller.

The only words Tim Miller ever said was that when he was leaving the Anthony home, Casey said to him, “Well thanks for being here, I know she’s alive out there somewhere… So please bring her back” so he says.

Of course, at the peak of this missing child investigation, while on the Nancy Grace Show, Miller was more than happy to repeat her response to solidify what the general public already wanted to believe, Casey Anthony didn’t care about Caylee.

Thanks to the Sunshine Laws and Orlando local media, it’s public knowledge that it was Casey’s mother Cindy Anthony who called Tim Miller, asking for his help. And she wanted Tim Miller to look for a live missing Caylee, not a body.

Apparently Tim Miller paid no attention to Cindy nor to Casey’s farewell to him because he in all of his searches for Caylee, he never searched for a live missing child. He only searched for a body, a body which he ironically failed to find that was only 14 or so houses from the Anthony home.  At that juncture, his only lost was a 4-wheel ATV which he damaged while searching the exact area where Roy Kronk would officially find her body on December 11, 2008.

The irony is rich

quote Judge Stan Strickland.

So why did Tim Miller and his attorney Marc Wites sue Casey Anthony and how did he win his case?

This may be the answer.  According to The Huffington Post…

“Bankruptcy trustee Stephen Meininger wanted her creditors to benefit from her story, but Anthony’s lawyers objected, raising constitutional and other issues.”

Tim Miller and his attorney Marc Wites settled the suit. Under the settlement, Anthony will not object to Texas EquuSearch being named as a $75,000 creditor in her bankruptcy case, and Texas EquuSearch will not object to Anthony’s bankruptcy petition for discharge. But it doesn’t end there for Casey.

Standing behind Tim Miller in line for a piece of the “Imaginary Casey Anthony Pie” is motel maid Zenaida Gonzalez and the suspicious finder of Caylee’s remains, meter-reader Roy Kronk.

Casey Anthony Fights Back

Earlier this month, Anthony’s lawyers filed 2 motions asking a Federal judge to throw out both defamation suits. Her new lawyers say that the lawsuits are “spurious” and fail to establish “willful and malicious” acts which are the only way they are lawful.

Anthony’s lawyers went on to say…

“This travesty has gone on long enough,” Ms. Anthony implores the Court to end this matter so she can begin the fresh start she is promised by the law.”

Certainly Casey Anthony deserves a fresh start both legally and morally. Her new lawyers are fighting vehemently to get her there.  No doubt, her most valuable asset is the rights to her life story.

As I recall in the earliest days of this strange disappearance of a child, Casey admonished the press for their harsh coverage of her case. In one of Casey’s truthful moments she swore when this was over that she’d never give them a press conference. She told the truth.

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The JBMission~

Sources:

http://thejbmission.com/2012/01/27/good-intentions-come-with-a-price/

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2013-10-04/news/os-casey-anthony-wants-lawsuits-dismissed-20131004_1_casey-anthony-criminal-defense-lawyer-jose-baez-anthony-lawyers

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Recently it has been reported by the Associated Press that Casey Anthony is asking the Florida appellate court to dismiss her four convictions of lying to law enforcement.

Casey’s attorneys, along with Attorney Cheney Mason are appealing the misdemeanor convictions on the grounds that her statements were inadmissible at her murder trial since she hadn’t been Mirandized.  Go Cheney!!

Mr. Mason, a well-respected Florida attorney who joined Jose Baez to help Casey get a fair trial fought long and hard to keep this matter out of her murder trial and off of her record, however Judge Belvin Perry Jr. was far too devoted to his  prosecutors to let truth stand in his way.

Shamefully Judge Perry also allowed “heart sticker on the duct tape” into evidence even though he knew Lorie Gottesman of the FBI would testify that there were NO heart sticker or sticker residue on the duct tape. The lies told by the media and prosecutors far exceeded the lies told by Casey Anthony.

In my opinion this was simply a desperate maneuver to tarnish the jury’s impression of Casey because what juror would want to acquit a mother who would kill her daughter with chloroform and as the coup de gras slap a heart sticker on top of the duct tape that she supposedly used to cover the child’s mouth.

At trial, prosecutors Jeffrey Ashton and Linda Drane Burdick were unable to prove any cause of death and the duct tape placement was inconclusive.

With Casey Anthony’s latest appeal, hopefully the truth will finally come to light. Casey was not read her Miranda rights when she was taken by Orange County detectives for the Grand Tour of Universal Studios.

After discovering Casey hadn’t worked at Universal Studios since 2006, detectives Yuri Melich, John Allen and Appie Wells decided to take Casey there to force her into confessing to something she didn’t do and without her pesky attorney.

It was obvious their only intent was to make her confront her outlandish lies. Instead of the officers putting on their detective hats and giving some thought for the reason WHY would this seemingly intelligent girl tell such ridiculous lies when the lies were so incredibly easy to debunk.

These Keystone Kops were so inadequate they didn’t even remember to read Casey her Miranda Rights at Universal Studios. Within seconds after walking down the hallway, Casey turns back around and says, “I don’t work here.” So the Kops sit down at a desk in some unknown office at Universal Studios with the mother of a child who hasn’t been seen in nearly a month, who’s told them lie after lie yet the only way they believe to solve the mystery is to ask her more questions.  Surely this was a set up giving reason to arrest her.  They thought by putting Casey behind bars for a few days that she’d decide to finally to tell the truth.  Little did they know that it would take months for her own attorney to gain her trust and learn the real reason why she felt she had to lie.

Ironically, while at Universal Studios, one of the detectives got a phone call from Casey’s mother Cindy Anthony.  She tells them that the day she came home from work on June 16th she remembered finding the pool ladder attached to the pool which was odd because she was always so deligent about removing the ladder. Hint, hint..

The next day Cindy related this story to her co-workers adding that she thought that perhaps the neighborhood kids were using the family pool because the gate was opened as well.

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The Appeal

As for the appeal, Casey Anthony’s attorneys will argue that because Casey had been handcuffed and placed in a squad car, she was effectively under arrest and should have had her Miranda rights read to her. They will also argue that all four of her convictions stem from one single encounter with police which represents double jeopardy which is a person’s constitutional protection from being punished multiple times for one offense.

Does anyone recall a case  when a suspect caught lying to detectives were brought up on charges?

The attorneys for the prosecutors are expected to argue that 110lb. Casey Anthony was free to go at anytime regardless of the 3 or 4 big burly cops blocking the doorway. They admit she was handcuffed but that was only because Casey’s mother thought that Casey might flee — besides a supervisor ordered a detective to take the cuffs off a few minutes later. So not only were the Keystone Kops screw-ups, their supervisor was there too and though he knew she shouldn’t have been handcuffed,  he didn’t read the Miranda Rights to her either.

Earlier this year, unsurprisingly Casey Anthony was back in the news at the behest of former assistant State attorney Jeff Ashton. Jeff Ashton aka “Laughing Man” who sat so arrogantly, smirking in court thinking he had won the biggest case of his career. Fortunately he did not win but due to the vast amount of media exposure from the Caylee Anthony case, he did manage to win a political seat as an Orange County State Attorney.

Snipped:

State Attorney Elect Jeff Ashton confirms to WESH 2 News that when he takes office, he plans to find out how a major piece of evidence in the Casey Anthony case was missed. 

This was in response to a Casey Anthony news report claiming that someone searched “foolproof suffocation” from the Anthony computer June 16 — this is not breaking news.  Why Mr. Ashton is so interested in this particular trial faux pas is beyond me.

Has he forgotten?

The State computer forensic expert John Bradley erroneously testified at trial that he found chloroform searches on the Anthony computer 84 times. The next day the expert alerted State Attorney Linda Drane Burdick that this was an error due to an inaccurate computer program he used.  The jury would not hear the expert admit this error. Judge Belvin Perry simply didn’t inform the jury of the error or state the correct number of searches was “one.”

For those interested in the truth, on pages 180-181, you’ll find that Jose Baez’s computer forensics team discovered several computer searches months before trial. In Baez’s book, “Presumed Guilty, Casey Anthony: The Inside Story” he revealed the “fool proof suffocation” computer search and more.

On the morning of June 16, the defense computer experts discovered computer activity. Someone logged in at 6:52am to 7:52am. This information jives with what Casey related to Baez — that she had woken up early that morning with Caylee.

The records also show someone later logged in at 9am to 10:59am. It was determined based on the type of searches made that the person behind the computer was Casey. Casey logged in to Facebook and MySpace. From there she searched for cute outfits for the shot girls. Being the shot girl manager, apparently she was trying to help her boyfriend Tony Lazarro who at the time was a promoter for Fusion Nightclub.

George Anthony

However, the computer records show another log in. At 1:50pm someone signed in to AOL Messenger. George had an AOL Messenger account, his user name was george4937. Right after someone logged in to Instant Messenger, someone searched “foolproof suffocation”. George, always a bad speller misspelled the term. Google automatically corrected the spelling and the first link clicked was “venturing into the pro-suicide pit”.

And as we all know, George Anthony attempted suicide January 22, 2009.

For those who want the truth and did not follow the Caylee Anthony case via television media and the internet, I suggest that you buy a copy of Jose Baez’s book.

Presumed Guilty, Casey Anthony: The Inside Story” is a riveting story as to how Jose Baez became Casey Anthony’s attorney and all of the trials and tribulations he faced trying to save her life.

The story that he and co-author Peter Golenbock tell is a shockingly true and sad story of family dysfunction at its highest level.

What’s Casey Anthony doing now no one really knows. She has been in hiding for the most part due to numerous death threats after her acquittal.

It’s been rumored that Casey is interested in attending law school so I imagine these unlawful charges of lying to cops during an un-mirandized interrogation may stand in the way of that if she is planning on becoming an attorney. I wish her the best of luck and pray that she finds happiness in her life.

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TheJBMission~

Sources:

http://www.wesh.com/news/politics/Ashton-to-investigate-OCSO-about-missed-Casey-Anthony-evidence/-/11788048/18015752/-/bc0he9z/-/index.html?absolute=true

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/08/casey-anthonys-misdemeanor-conviction-appeals-court_n_2430821.html

On the evening of February 26, 2012, Young Buck went frolicking in the forest. As he’s nonchalantly sending deer signals to a sweet doe named DeeDee, out of nowhere a strange moving apparatus approaches with beams of light, blinding him, he wrinkles his brow in apprehension.
This is new territory for Young Buck. He is foreign to this forest, although he has encountered humans hiding in bushes carrying metal sticks but for Young Buck, this was a first.

Here’s Young Buck’s reenactment:

In a perfect world, this could have been Trayvon Martin overtaking the STALKER/HUNTER George Zimmerman. Had it not been for George Zimmerman hiding a loaded concealed Kel Tec 9mm handgun under his shirt, Trayvon Martin may have been able to knock the gun out of his hands just like Young Buck.  If only Trayvon knew this weird stalker was armed, he would have lived to retell this bizarre story to his future children and grandchildren for years to come.

Sadly GEORGE ZIMMERMAN the hunter tricked his prey and is the ONLY ONE who has a story to tell.  Trayvon Martin didn’t get the opportunity because he lost his life.

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Source:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nD5zjUbWpXY

TheJBMission~

As most are sitting anxiously in wait for Trayvon Martin’s final toxicology report, I’ve had time to do a bit of research into the medications that GEORGE ZIMMERMAN admitted to having been prescribed from various documents released.

GEORGE ZIMMERMAN admitted to having been diagnosed as a child with ADHD when interviewed by homicide detective Chris Serino. He admitted taking Adderall for this condition. Adderal is also listed in his recently released medical report dated February 27, 2012.

*See Released Medical Report dated February 27, 2012 – for complete report in Sources.
Although the copy is of poor quality, it shows Zimmerman on 2/13/2012 was given a written prescription for 60 Adderall – 20 mg tablets, to be taken by mouth, 1 tablet twice a day.

List of medications from George Zimmerman’s medical report:


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Active Medications.•
Date !Drug & Dosage Qty ISIG Refill Note
02127/2012 Iodine 400 mg tablet 60 1 tablet PO BID Oprn pain
02i13/2012 ladderall 20 mg tablet 60 1 1ablet PO BID OWritten Rx Given
P1123t2012 ,emazepam 30 mg capsule 90 1 capsule (hard, soft, 0
~tc.)PO HS
P1123/2012 ~m eprazole dr 40 mg 30 1 capsule,delayed release 3?RN
!Capsule lienteric coated) PO Daily
12/29/2011 ~lbrax 90 1 capsule (hard, soft, 3
leto.) PO TID
Act Iv e M e dlc at ons- P re-E x I s tl ng:
Drug & Dosage $tG
pvs alucosamine chondroitin tb 1 tablet PO Daily
multiple vitamin tablet 1 tablet PO Daily
omeprazole dr 40 m g capsule 1 capsute,delaved release (enteric coated) PO DaUv
emazepam 30 mg capsule 1 capsule (hard, soft, etc.) PO HS

*On page 181, in the Discovery documents, GEORGE ZIMMERMAN reported to EMT /Paramedic Michael Brandy that he’s prescribed Librax and Tamazepam (sp)

What is Librax?
(chlordiazepoxide HCI clidinium bromide) Capsules
Librax is prescribed to control emotional and somatic factors in gastrointestinal disorders.

Chlordiazepoxide hydrochloride is a versatile, therapeutic agent of proven value for the relief of anxiety and tension. It is indicated when anxiety, tension or apprehension are significant components of the clinical profile. It is among the safer of the effective psychopharmacologic compounds.

What is Temazepam?
Restoril™ (temazepam) is indicated for the short-term treatment of insomnia (generally 7 to 10 days).
For patients with short-term insomnia, instructions in the prescription should indicate that Restoril™ (temazepam) should be used for short periods of time (7 to 10 days).
The clinical trials performed in support of efficacy were 2 weeks in duration with the final formal assessment of sleep latency performed at the end of treatment.

What are the precautions when taking temazepam (Restoril)?
Before taking temazepam, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other benzodiazepines (e.g., lorazepam, diazepam); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Note* Librax and Restoril are both benzodiazepine family. According to GEORGE ZIMMERMAN’s medical report, he takes Librax 3 times a day and Restoril once at bedtime. Lodine 400 mg, is a non-steroidal Nsaid and doesn’t apply to my article because it was newly prescribe the day of his doctor visit February 27.

                              What is Adderall?

Adderall (amphetamine and dextroamphetamine) is a central nervous system stimulant. It affects chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control.
Adderall is used to treat narcolepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Adderall may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

According to Wikipedia, Adderall is a Schedule II drug
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Like other stimulant drugs, such as methamphetamine and cocaine, Adderall directly affects the mesolimbic reward pathway in the brain. Amphetamine salts preparations are considered to have high abuse potential, and it is classified as Schedule II by the US DEA. With the Safe Streets and Communities Act in Canada, Adderall has been reclassified from Schedule III to Schedule I

US DEA Schedule II Controlled Substances

Substances in this schedule have a high potential for abuse which may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
Examples of single entity schedule II narcotics include morphine and opium. Other schedule II narcotic substances and their common name brand products include: hydromorphone (Dilaudid®), methadone (Dolophine®), meperidine (Demerol®), oxycodone (OxyContin®), and fentanyl (Sublimaze® or Duragesic®).
Examples of schedule II stimulants include: amphetamine (Dexedrine®, Adderall®), methamphetamine (Desoxyn®), and methylphenidate (Ritalin®). Other schedule II substances include: cocaine, amobarbital, glutethimide, and pentobarbital.

Note*
Considering the fact that Adderall is indicated for the treatment of ADHD and narcolepsy which seems to be the case for George Zimmerman, I don’t believe he’s being improperly prescribed these three medications but there’s always a chance for abuse which remains to be seen.

After having listened to his call to non-emergency 911 several times, I can hear a definite slur in his speech pattern as he speaks to the dispatcher as compared to the sound of his voice in other recordings. There’s also a muffled sound which could indicate he was impaired in some way.

From the list of medications, any two of these could account for his droll, almost zombie-like reaction to what was taking place at the time of the 911 call. As an example, during the time when it’s believed the suspicious person is within one car length from his person and circling his vehicle, it seems he isn’t able to comprehend imminent danger. Surprisingly he doesn’t mention this to the dispatcher either which is why I’m questioning his mental state. Was he impaired?

Unfortunately for him and for the jurors, they will never know because GEORGE ZIMMERMAN refused to be taken to the hospital on the night of the shooting, even though it was reported he was bleeding profusely from several abrasions and visibly, a 1-1.5 inch cut on the back of his head from allegedly being pounded on the pavement by Trayvon Martin.
Had GEORGE ZIMMERMAN agreed to go to the hospital for his injuries, its possible this could have strengthened and supported his case but at the same time, there’s a strong possibility an astute ER nurse would have suggested a blood test considering this could surely become a life or death criminal matter.
A toxicology report would indicate levels of his prescribed medications and alcohol level if he had done any social drinking that day.
Or perhaps GEORGE ZIMMERMAN’s knowledge of criminal law persuaded him to refuse medical treatment. That’s also a possibility.

As I’m trying so desperately to understand GEORGE ZIMMERMAN’s actions and lack of common sense on the night of February 26, 2012, I began to wonder how did a simple phone call to report a suspicious person to non-emergency 911go from normal behavior to impulsive and irrational actions.

For an educated person, 28 years of age, to jump out of his vehicle on an impulse in order to follow a person whom he had just described to the 911 dispatcher as possibly being high on drugs and possibly carrying a weapon in his waistband, goes beyond my realm of reason. I thought it might be helpful to learn a bit more about his mental disorder, ADHD.

ADHD
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

What is ADHD?

In short, as defined by WebMD.com, Children with ADHD, which is when GEORGE ZIMMERMAN was diagnosed, generally have problems paying attention or concentrating. They can’t seem to follow directions and are easily bored or frustrated with tasks. They also tend to move constantly and are impulsive, not stopping to think before they act. These behaviors are generally common in children. But they occur more often than usual and are more severe in a child with ADHD.
The behaviors that are common with ADHD interfere with a child’s ability to function at school and at home.
Adults with ADHD may have difficulty with time management, organizational skills, goal setting, and employment. They may also have problems with relationships, self-esteem, and addictions.

Applying just these 2 paragraphs defines the person I perceive as GEORGE ZIMMERMAN, the shooter of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old teen who happened to visit his father and his fiancé’ at the Retreat at Twin Lakes condominiums. Trayvon was stranger to this area, during a time when George Zimmerman was crowned Neighborhood Watch Captain. Being hero of the townhomes George had a lot on his plate which may have been overwhelming for a person with ADHD. Add a stimulant such as Adderall to the chaos and confusion of that night to George’s false sense of confidence, it all superseded good common sense. Since defense attorney Mark O’Mara seems to be on a fishing expedition perhaps he’ll consider using ADHD and the medication factor as a defense?

just my opinion

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HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!

TheJBMission~

Sources:

http://www.gzlegalcase.com/

Zimmerman medical report
http://184.172.211.159/~George

Zimmermandocs/documents/zimmerman_bond_hearing_exhibits/george_zimmerman_medical_report.pdf

http://www.rxlist.com/librax-drug.htm

http://healthlifeandstuff.com/2010/01/long-term-effects-of-adderall/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adderall

http://www.drugs.com/adderall.html

Canadian Schedule I Drugs
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-38.8/page-23.html#h-26

US DEA Schedule II Drugs
http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/schedules/index.html

http://www.webmd.com/add-adhd/guide/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd

Isn’t it odd that Angela Corey has indicted George Zimmerman with 2nd Degree murder?

So for all of the protesting and publicity, for the hiring of lawyers, for the multiple televised appearances from civil rights leaders, etc. etc, the State Attorney Angela Corey hands down an indictment, Murder in the 2nd Degree and the crowd roars! But is it all smoke and mirrors?  Is someone pulling our chain?

Overview of Florida Voluntary Manslaughter Laws

Florida state laws establish the criminal offense of manslaughter when a homicide, the killing of a human being, does not meet the legal definition of murder. Manslaughter, unlike murder, does not require evidence of the defendant’s premeditation or “depraved mind” with disregard for human life; instead, the state requires proof of either voluntary manslaughter or involuntary manslaughter.
Voluntary manslaughter describes a homicide intentionally committed while in the midst of a provocation. The prosecutor must show a sudden, unexpected event or circumstance serving as a provocation. As a result of the provocation, the defendant must have felt a temporary anger, heat of passion, or emotion that immediately resulted in an intent to kill or an intent to commit the act that resulted in the victim’s death.

Overview of Florida Involuntary Manslaughter Laws

When a homicide, the killing of a human being, does not meet the legal definition of murder, Florida state laws allow a prosecutor to consider a manslaughter charge. The state establishes two types of manslaughter: voluntary and involuntary. While voluntary manslaughter describes an intentional act performed during a provocation or heat of passion, involuntary manslaughter does not require an intent to kill or even an intent to perform that act resulting in the victim’s death.
To establish involuntary manslaughter, the prosecutor must show that the defendant acted with “culpable negligence.” Florida statutes define culpable negligence as a disregard for human life while engaging in wanton or reckless behavior. The state may be able to prove involuntary manslaughter by showing the defendant’s recklessness or lack of care when handling a dangerous instrument or weapon, or while engaging in a range of other activities that could lead to death if performed recklessly.
Example: If the defendant handles a loaded gun without any knowledge of whether the gun is loaded, and he later discharges the gun into a group of people, the defendant’s actions likely meet the recklessness requirement for a charge of involuntary manslaughter.
Florida state laws also establish involuntary manslaughter if the prosecutor shows that the defendant used excessive force during self-defense or the defense of another person. The prosecution and defense can look at the facts and circumstances of the killing to determine whether the defendant reasonably believed that self-defense was necessary; if not necessary, the state might proceed with an involuntary manslaughter charge.

Instead of choosing either of these, Angela Corey chose to charge George Zimmerman with Second degree murder.

Overview of Florida Second Degree Murder Laws

In Florida, state laws establish several types of homicide, the unlawful killing of a human being. The state prosecutes homicides as murders and manslaughters — it may be helpful to know the multiple types of murders established by state law and understand the differences among them. In particular, second degree murder lacks the premeditation often required for the prosecution of a first degree murder.
To prove second degree murder, a prosecutor must show that the defendant acted according to a “depraved mind” without regard for human life. Florida state laws permit the prosecution of second degree murder when the killing lacked premeditation or planning, but the defendant acted with enmity toward the victim or the two had an ongoing interaction or relationship. Unlike first degree murder, second degree murder does not necessarily require proof of the defendant’s intent to kill.
State law specifically requires a charge of second degree murder if the victim dies during the commission of one of the felony crimes specified by statute. These felonies include burglary, home-invasion robbery, kidnapping, sexual battery, and a number of other offenses. To establish second degree murder, the prosecutor must show that the victim died as a result of an act committed by a non-participant in the felony. If the defendant or another criminal participant in the felony caused the unlawful killing, state law requires a charge of first degree murder rather than second degree murder. Florida uses this law to deter and punish unintended deaths as a result of felonious activities.

Defenses to Second Degree Murder Charges
• Justifiable use of deadly force to defend against a felony committed against a person or property
• Excusable homicide committed by accident
• Spontaneous or negligent killing that might qualify as manslaughter instead of murder

Above are defense Attorney Mark Omara’s possible defense strategies.  Compare the statutes of Voluntary and Involuntary Manslaughter with the Second Degree Murder Overview and choice is obvious.  Angela Corey made a poor decision.

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When I think about the reason for this over-indictment it reminds me of the age old adage, “there’s always a little truth in every lie” especially in judicial process. Just as in the Anthony case when the masses were screaming for her blood, the State of Florida handed down an indictment, first-degree murder with possible death penalty. Total overkill.
In order to get a guilty verdict, the jurors must agree 100%. Had Casey Anthony been charged with manslaughter, it would only take 6 out of 12 jurors in order to get a guilty verdict.

Maybe Corey is thinking Zimmerman is just a little bit guilty?  Yes, that’s the ticket. She can hand down the over-indictment to please the masses but she’ll prove involuntary or voluntary manslaughter and hope for the best.  At least she’ll look as if she tried.

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After observing the Florida judicial process over the last 3 years, I question the State, their laws and their judicial process.
When I ask myself how can Marissa Alexander, who shot a bullet in the air to scare off her abusive husband be convicted of three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and the same court system allow Greyston Garcia, who chased down a man who stole radios out of his truck and stabbed him to death, walk free on Stand Your Ground Law, I came to this conclusion. The husband wasn’t in commission of a crime unlike Greyston Garcia’s victim who was.

If I’m right, George Zimmerman will be found guilty, jailed and fined because 17 year-old Trayvon Martin wasn’t in commission of a crime when Zimmerman met up with him.
Garcia claimed that his victim swung the bag of loot at him, so therefore he was scared for his life. The “bag of loot” was considered a weapon.

On the other hand, if it’s true, Martin approached and circled his truck while he was on the phone with the 911 dispatcher, had he shot Martin then, Stand Your Ground Law would have protected him in a heartbeat, but he didn’t.

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But anything could happen, it’s FLORIDA!

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TheJBMission~

Sources:
http://law.findlaw.com/state-laws/voluntary-manslaughter/florida/

http://law.findlaw.com/state-laws/second-degree-murder/florida/

http://reason.com/archives/2012/05/02/20-years-for-standing-her-ground

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/28/miami-judge-rules-in-stan_n_1385219.html

The Hinky Meter is No More!

When I first heard this I was shocked, no way would Valhail delete her site but its true, http://www.thehinkymeter.com is up for sale according to GoDaddy.com.
Valhail, a one time member of Websleuths went on her own to open her own site, “The Hinky Meter”. Her thoughts and articles were read by thousands, myself included. In Blogdom, she was respected by most during the Casey Anthony case. She offered her readers hundreds of document links and had a couple of other authors who wrote articles as well, adding more insight and perspective.
It’s not a secret that I happened to have an opposing viewpoint as to what happened to Casey Anthony’s daughter, Caylee Marie Anthony. I never felt whole heartedly that Casey was a cold hearted murderer. The Anthony case was totally, without a doubt the most convoluted mystery the world has ever seen.
The story itself was cut and dried. Because of that, it seemed impossible to me. Nothing is THAT perfect. Nothing in THAT story made me think that it was real. It was so unreal, there had to be more so no, I never believed it for a minute.
In any case, Valhail, owner of The Hinky Meter had done a superb job of listing document links and photographs involved with the case. She even had her own in house court reporter to rehash all of the details of the trial, on the daily basis. Her readers were totally dedicated to her. She could not have asked for a better following.
The Hinky Meter articles were factually written and occasionally written by people who were somewhat experts on the subject.

Not only did Valhail report on the Anthony case, she was on top of several other child kidnappings, disappearances, murders and abuse. She was truly an advocate for children and for that I respected her because I know it’s not easy to write about the horrible atrocities that happen to children. It’s draining and it eats at your soul which make me wonder if that was the reason she pulled her blog.

For whatever reason Valhail pulled up stakes, I have a feeling it isn’t the last time we’ll hear from her. Maybe she just needs a break for awhile. Life goes on behind the blog but I know it’s in her heart to write so I’ll certainly keep an eye out for her.
She’ll be back.

Good Luck Val, wherever you are.

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Source:
http://niecey456.com/2012/05/11/does-anyone-know-what-happened-to-the-hinky-meter/#comment-42372

TheJBMission~

In this all-access pass, Baez reveals never-before-disclosed defense secrets and his experiences throughout the entire case—discovering evidence, his first Casey Anthony meeting, George and Cindy Anthony’s day after day behavior, leading defense strategy meetings and his weeks in closed door judge’s chambers.

Often described as a tenacious, “Bull-Dog attorney” Jose Baez has announced the soon to be released book “Presumed Guilty: Casey Anthony: The Inside Story” telling of his experiences while represeenting Casey Anthony.
Presumed Guilty: Casey Anthony: The Inside Story” is set to hit bookshelves this July, almost a year to the date she was found not guilty of murdering her 2 ½ year old daughter Caylee.

Jose Baez told People magazine he will reveal in the 352-page book how he came to be Casey’s lawyer and will give a behind-the-scenes look at their defense strategy along with graphic crime scene photographs introduced into evidence.

http://www.radaronline.com/photos/image/131794/2011/06/photos-casey-anthony-trial-evidence

Baez emphatically adds “Casey will not financially benefit from this book in any way or form.” “This is my story, not hers.”

In February Baez officially resigned from being on Casey’s legal team and he says the reason why will be in his new book.

Jose Baez avers..

“I was there from day one.
Other than Casey, no one else was there from the beginning.”
These are my insights into what happened”.

Although Casey will not be profiting at all from the book, Jose claims she gave him the go ahead on releasing it. Casey has authorized me to write it he told People magazine and went on to say “I have my complete and total permission.”

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Hopefully “Presumed Guilty: Casey Anthony: The Inside Story” will bring objectivity and insight into this highly controversial and unusual case.

For those who have asked themselves how could the media and so many people have been so wrong, perhaps this book will answer that question and more importantly understand why the jury got it right.

I predict Mr. Baez’s book to be in opposition to much of what ex-prosecutor Jeff Ashton released in his supposedly tell-all book released in November 2011, a mere 4 months after her acquittal.

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Since Jose Baez has talked to People magazine, it’s been announced, he’ll soon visit “Dr. Drew” Pinsky’s show at 9 p.m. Monday, May 14th.on HLN. Be sure to tune in.

TheJBMission~

We Are the People!

As most of you know I encountered a very unusual situation a week or so ago at a local banking establishment. It started off in what I thought was a nightmare a week before and ended in a horrifying real ordeal a week later; one where my privilege to drive was confiscated. This is never fun especially if you have more important things to do such as a job or a doctor’s appointment.

It was sudden and without warning. I was innocent of any wrongdoing that day. I say that because I’m not sure if I’m always behaving inside the constraints of the law. The reason being, I don’t know my rights well enough so maybe I am a criminal and don’t know it or maybe I encounter criminals everyday and don’t know it.

While searching for laws that I thought would protect me from detainment by non-law enforcement personnel, I didn’t find very much on the World Wide Web.

I discovered it is allowable if it’s within the investigation of a suspected crime, such as shoplifting yet I found little to nothing on the web addressing my situation which was as the bank claimed, within the investigation of possible identity theft.
Am I this special? Has this NEVER happened before? Or is this society’s little secret and it happens all the time but We The People aren’t aware of Constitution right violations because the media is much too busy promoting lies and propaganda to sell advertisements like they did for 3 years in the Casey Anthony murder trial or the present day daily rhetoric on the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin shooting to pay attention and report small incidental Constitutional Right violations?
I have my reading preferences however again I’m in the minority.

Is Detaining Citizens Legal?

It dawned on me, that not knowing your rights can be dangerous to you or any innocent bystanders in certain situations, depending on how well you trust the establishment or the people hired to work there.
A person in a bank, being detained without explanation could act out in an illegal manner but most wouldn’t dare. In a bank with an armed security guard, one is likely to go along with the program and will obey the janitor if he asked to see your identification. No one wants to rock the boat in the bank much like the airport.

Ironically, I proudly carry a Constitutional Rights booklet inside of my purse at all times yet I’m now aware of my inability to apply my Constitutional Rights in my everyday life.
I found myself lost for words and completely incapable of rendering a clear thought. I wasn’t sure if I was being legally detained but I was sure I wasn’t legally able to drive away. It was quite the conundrum.

Our Privilege to Drive

By the way, driving a vehicle is not a Constitutional Right. It’s a privilege. Most of us get into our vehicles hoping we are driving safely. We are obeying all traffic signs and stopping at all of the red lights. We stop at every stop sign for at least 3 seconds and we don’t gun the car when nearing a yellow light.

It’s fairly easy so I’m confident that I’m a good driver, however I lose all confidence in a simple traffic stop. My last traffic stop was over 10 years ago which turned out to be more of an “identity investigation” than one with probable cause because I drove away unscathed with a sick feeling in my stomach.

As laws change on the daily basis since 911, I think we all could use a seminar or two enlightening us on how to live in our new America and what “can we do to live safely in 2012”
I know I can’t get us all update on ALL of the latest laws of the land in one article so I’ll start out with KNOWING YOUR RIGHTS IN A TRAFFIC STOP or other personal encounters with law enforcement. I found the article below: http://www.policewatch.us to be very helpful, straight forward and well written.
Knowledge is what keeps us all safe. Knowledge is what keeps our Constitutional Rights alive and well, intact and happy.

We The People,
Need to know!
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*Please read carefully. http://policewatch.us/system/page.php?id=19

If The Police Stop You What RIGHTS Do You Have?

To stop you the police officer must have specific reasons to suspect your involvement in a specific crime and should be able to tell you the reason. Most times you might be getting pulled over for a traffic violation such as speeding or a tail light is out.

Although the stop may seem wrong or unfair, the police believe they have a reason to stop you. Sometimes they just want to know if you are a witness to a crime or if you know about something suspicious. Sometimes they stop you because some other person reported something suspicious about you or someone who looks like you. So just play it cool, ride it out and see what happens.

Rule #1 – Treat the COP like you would want to be treated.

When stopped or you encounter a police officer stay calm, be polite and civil.

Rule #2 – Keep your mouth shut!

Even if you’re not under arrest you NEVER have to answer ANY questions, “except if the police officer ask for your name, date of birth and address.” It’s generally a good idea to say the same address that’s on your I.D.

Staying silent will not hurt you. Do not let the police persuade you to talk.

The officer may not like this and may challenge you with words like, “If you have nothing to hide, why won’t you speak to me?” Just like the first question, you do not have to answer this one either. They may tell you that staying quiet will make things worse for you or that they’ll go easy on you if you talk but this is not true.

You have every right to refuse to speak with the police. And you shouldn’t speak to them, unless you have first consulted with a lawyer who has advised you differently and who is present when you speak with the police officer.

The Fourth Amendment protects you against unreasonable searches and seizures. If the police want to search your house without your consent, they need a warrant. Warrants may only be issued upon a showing of probable cause, supported by an affidavit.

The Fifth Amendment protects you against giving evidence against yourself, i.e., your right to remain silent. Just as you cannot be compelled to testify against yourself in a criminal trial, neither can you be compelled to answer a police officers questions.

Anything you say can and WILL be used against you !

So keep your mouth shut and say nothing!

Some cops are worse than others and a lot of them may treat you differently if they think you know your rights. The police depend on fear and intimidation to get what they want.

If you run into a really bad cop, talking back to him and standing up for your rights might get you beaten up or killed, so be careful about the realistic limits of “the law” and of your rights as an American. Cops are perhaps the most dangerous members of our society, so be careful when you talk to them.

ALSO NEVER SIGN ANYTHING !!!

Never sign anything a police officer or a federal agent might give you, other than a traffic warning or traffic citation.

Anything You Say Can And Will Be Used Against You!

On traffic stops the police usually will ask you “personal” questions such as, where are you going, where have you been, who did you see, how long did you visit, ect. At that point it’s the perfect time to exercise your RIGHTS by asking the officer, “AM I FREE TO GO?”

The Federal Supreme Court has ruled that as long as the police do not force an individual to do something, the individual is acting voluntarily, even if a normal person would feel very intimidated and would not reasonably feel they could say no. See (Florida v. Bostick, 1991) If you do what a policeman tells you to do before you are arrested, you are ‘voluntarily’ complying with their ‘requests’.

There is NO legal requirement that citizens provide information about their comings and goings to police officers! Another words it’s none of the police officers damn business! There is NO law that says you must tell a police officer where you are going or where you have been.

Keep your mouth shut and say nothing!

Remember there is no legal requirement that citizens provide information about their comings and goings to police officers!

There’s only three things you need to tell a cop:

1. Your name

2. Your date of Birth

3. Your address

After that keep your mouth shut!

If they ask you anything else, exercise your RIGHTS by asking,

“AM I FREE TO GO?”

Talking to the police is your decision, not their right! The police must respect your decision on this matter and are forbidden by law to coerce you. Again silence is golden if you even suspect there is the possibility you are a suspect. Get a lawyer and keep quiet.

An “honest cop” will understand and respect your rights. Be polite, civil, and silent! Bad cops will use all sorts of tricks so it is best to have a lawyer.

Remember when confronted by the authorities there is NO law requiring you to talk to them. Even the simplest questions asked by a police officer may be loaded!

On the down side you have no constitutional right to a have a friendly or courteous police officer on the day of your traffic stop. Do not demand to know the reason for the traffic stop. Remain calm, polite and respectful at all times even if you have to fake it! You should immediately produce your license, vehicle registration and auto insurance upon request. Plan ahead by storing these items in an easily accessible place so you are not fumbling around trying to find them in front of the police officer.

A good time to ask “AM I FREE TO GO,” is after the cop has given you a “warning” or a “ticket” and you have signed it. Once you have signed that ticket the traffic stop is legally over with, so says the Supreme Court. Now if you want to stand around and shoot the breeze with the officer or answer his questions, that is up to you. Just remember you don’t have to! After you sign the ticket ask,

“AM I FREE TO GO? “

Be as nice as possible, but stand firm on your rights!
Read Fourth & Fifth Amendments

CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS CANNOT BE SUSPENDED — EVEN DURING A STATE OF EMERGENCY OR WARTIME !

Car Searches And Body Searches

Remember they wouldn’t ask you if they didn’t need your permission!

A police officers swore an oath to uphold the Constitution, not to violate your rights against unreasonable search and seizure. If a cop ask or tries to search you, your home or your car say repeatedly,

“I DON’T CONSENT TO THIS SEARCH !”

“The right to be free from unreasonable searches is one of our most precious First Liberties”

You DON’T have to give consent to a law enforcement officer to search your vehicle or home. While you DON’T have to consent, bear in mind that the expectation of privacy in a car is less than the expectation of privacy in your home. Based in part on the lessened expectation of privacy in a car, law enforcement officers are permitted to conduct a warrant less search of a car if the officer has probable cause. “In some cases the police officer will lie and make up a probable cause.”

Just for being stopped for a traffic violation should not allow the officer to search your car; however, if the officer saw you throw an empty beer can out the window, that may be sufficient probable cause to search your car. If the officer smells marijuana as he approaches the car, he then may have suspicion to search. “Alot of times the officer usually will lie and say that he smells a “suspicious” smell. Guess what, the officer now has probable cause at which point he may now search your car.

Let us not forget that our Government has said that, “We the People” have very few rights and very few rights to privacy in a car on a public road, versus being in our home.

If the Police Come to Your Home-You Don’t Have to Open the Door!

If the police knock and ask to enter your home, you DON’T have to open the door unless they have a warrant signed by a judge. Such an invitation not only gives the police officer the opportunity to look around for clues to your lifestyle, friends, reading material, etc; but also tends to prolong the conversation.

There is no law that says you have to open your door to a police officer. Don’t open your door with the chain-lock on either, the police can shove their way in. Police are known to kick in doors. Simply shout “I HAVE NOTHING TO SAY!”

* However, in some emergency situations (like when a person is screaming for help inside, or when the police are chasing someone) officers are allowed to enter and search your home without a warrant. Ask to see the search warrant and make sure it is signed, has the correct date, correct address, and apartment number, ect.

Remember when confronted by the authorities there is NO law requiring you to talk to them. Even the simplest questions asked by a police officer may be loaded!

NEVER agree to go to the police station for questioning. Simply say, “I HAVE NOTHING TO SAY.”

If The Police Stop You On The Sidewalk…

You are perfectly within your rights to say to the officer who asks to speak with you, “Officer, I do not want speak with you. Good-bye.” At this point you should be free to leave the officer’s presence. The officer may not like this and may challenge you with words like, “If you have nothing to hide, why won’t you speak to me?” Just like the first question, you do not have to answer this question either.

The next step the officer might take is to ask for identification. If you have Identification on you, tell the officer where it is and ask permission to reach for it.

As bad cops are control freaks and will use even an accidental bumping up against you as an excuse to charge you with assault on a police officer and resisting arrest, as well as justification for the use of force. Be careful and keep your hands in view at all times, telling the cop you are going to reach into your pockets for your license, as you might risk getting shot. Avoid any sudden moves with your hands for the same reason and remain calm, as being agitated will cause some cops to arrest you for interfering or worse.

So keep your mouth shut and say nothing!

There is no legal requirement that citizens provide information about their comings and goings to police officers! Another words it’s none of the police officers business! There is no law that says you must tell a police officer where you are going or where you have been.

Remember when confronted by the authorities there is NO law requiring you to talk to them. Even the simplest questions asked by a police officer may be loaded! NEVER agree to go to the police station for questioning. Simply say, “I HAVE NOTHING TO SAY.”

Probable Cause…

A police officer has no right to detain you unless there exists reasonable suspicion that you committed a crime or traffic violation. However, a police officer is always allowed to initiate a voluntary conversation with you.

Sometimes it is unclear whether or not a person is detained. If you are in doubt, you should ask the police officer if you are in “free to leave.” Now if the police officer doesn’t have “probable cause”, and you refuse him to search your car, he might bring in a drug dog. At this point since the officer has no probable cause, he may be illegally detaining you. Tell the officer that you have an appointment and you’re running late, and you really don’t have time to stay. Ask him if you’re free to leave so that you’re not late for that appointment.

Under the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, police may engage in “reasonable” searches and seizures.

To prove that a search is “reasonable,” the police must generally show that it is more likely than not that a crime has occurred, and that if a search is conducted it is probable that they will find either stolen goods or evidence of the crime. This is called “probable cause.”

Police may use first-hand information, or tips from an “informant” to justify the need to search your property. If an informant’s information is used, the police must prove that the information is reliable under the circumstances.

Here is a case where the police used a “informant’s information” and the police officers took it upon themselves to kick in a door of a home at 1:30 in the morning without obtaining a search warrant. The aftermath was six police officers firing over 30 shots, and shooting an innocent man 9 times in the back as he laid on the ground.

What You Don’t Know Could Change Your Life Forever…

You might ask don’t police have to tell me that I have the right not to be searched? After all, when a suspect is arrested, he is told before interrogation takes place — that he has the right to remain silent.

The Supreme Court has said NO. According to the Court, the fact that a person might not know he has the right to refuse a search is merely one factor in the determination of whether his consent is voluntary. The Court has reasoned that the police do not need to give warnings — to eliminate any doubt about the suspect’s knowledge of her rights — because warnings might detract from the informality of an otherwise “friendly” interaction between “civilians and the police.” So one might ask himself, is someone that would use something against you, really a “friend?”

The Supreme Court has explained that “the community has a real interest in encouraging consent, for the resulting search may yield necessary evidence for the solution and prosecution of crime….” Furthermore, the Court has concluded, it would be “thoroughly impractical” to require an effective warning about the right to refuse. So another words the Supreme Court says ignorance of your rights is no excuse!

Can We Trust the Cops?

Are police officers allowed to lie to you? Yes the Supreme Court has ruled that police can sink to the lowest of low and be deceitful and lie while questioning you.

Police officers are very good at lying, twisting words and they are trained to be manipulative. Don’t try to out smart the officer, or try being a smooth talker, because you will loose! If you can keep your mouth shut, you might just come out ahead more then you expected

Police officers and other law enforcement agents are very skilled at getting information from people. Many people are afraid that if they refuse to cooperate, it will appear as if they have something to hide. Don’t be fooled. The police are allowed to (and do) LIE to you.

The federal government made a law that says citizens can’t lie to federal agents. They can lie to us, but we can’t lie to them. Makes perfect since don’t it? The best thing you can do is ask for a lawyer and keep your mouth shut. How can you be charged with something if you haven’t said anything?

Although police officers may seem nice and pretend to be on your side, they are likely to be intent on learning about the habits, opinions, and affiliations of people not suspected of wrongdoing, with the end goal of stopping political activity with which the government disagrees. Don’t try to answer the police officers questions, or try to “educate them” about your cause, it can be very dangerous! You can never tell how a seemingly harmless bit of information that you give the police officer might be used and misconstrued to hurt you or someone else. And keep in mind that lying to a federal agent is a crime.

Officers may promise shorter sentences and other deals for statements or confessions. The police cannot legally make deals with people they arrest. The only person who can make a deal that can be enforced is the prosecutor, and he should not talk with you without a lawyer present who represents you.

Teach your children that the cops are not always their friends, and the police officer must contact a parent for permission to ask your child any questions. Remember that the police are trained to put you at ease and to get you to trust them. Their job is to find, arrest and help convict a suspect. And that suspect is you!

Remember that the officer is not trying to be your buddy and become a new friend, they are on a “fishing expedition” to find something against you! They have nothing criminal on you, so there looking for anything while they have you pulled over. Also keep in mind that the entire conversation is being recorded and video taped by the police. Remember to speak clearly and look at the video camera in the police car and say “AM I FREE TO GO?” and/or “I DO NOT CONSENT TO THIS SEARCH!”

Lies That The Police Use To Get You To Talk…

There are many ways the police will try to trick you into talking. Its always safest just to say the Magic Words: I am going to remain silent. I want a lawyer.

The following are common lines the police use when they’re trying to get you to talk:

* “You will have to stay here and answer my questions” or “You’re not leaving until I find out what I want.”

* “I have evidence on you. Tell me what I want to know or else.” (They can fabricate ”fake” evidence to convince you to tell them what they want to know.)

* “You’re not a suspect. Were simply investigating here. Just help us understand what happened and then you can go.”

* “If you don’t answer my questions, I won’t have any choice but to take you to jail.”

* “If you don’t answer these questions, you’ll be charged with resisting arrest.”

You don’t have to answer any of the police officers questions. Simply say: I have nothing to say! I would like to speak to a lawyer. When the police officer says: Why you want a lawyer, you’re not under arrest. Then you would say: AM I FREE TO GO?

DON’T EVER TOUCH A POLICE OFFICER!

Never resist physically! Don’t run from the police or resist, even if you believe you are innocent.

As bad cops are control freaks and will use even an accidental bumping up against you as an excuse to charge you with assault on a police officer and resisting arrest, as well as justification for the use of force. Be careful and keep your hands in view at all times. Tell the police officer when you are going to reach into your pockets for your license, this is to avoid getting shot. Avoid any sudden moves with your hands for the same reason and remain calm, as being agitated will cause some cops to arrest you for interfering or worse.

Police Pat Downs…

The police are allowed to pat down your clothing “for their protection” if you’re being “detained”, to look for weapons and they’re allowed to search you if you’re being arrested. A police officer CAN’T go through your pockets or make you empty your pockets, unless you are under arrest.

Your car can be searched without a warrant so long as the officer has “probable cause”. Which means “probable cause” could be anything their imagination thinks up.

To protect yourself, make it clear that you “don’t consent to a search” and ask why they are searching you. Remember the reason they give you. If they claim to have a warrant, ask to see it. Whether or not they have a warrant, you can protect your CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS by making it clear that you do not consent to a search.

Remember they wouldn’t ask you if they didn’t need your permission!

Safe Things To Do When You Are Frisked By The Police..

The law allows police to frisk you. “Frisk” means the police can place their hands on your body and pat you down on top of your clothes if they have reason to believe you have a weapon. If the police feel something that could be a weapon or that they recognize as drugs, the police can go into your pockets and search. Otherwise a police officer CAN’T go through your pockets or make you empty your pockets, unless you are under arrest. Even if the police are wrong, the law allows this pat down and search if the police have reasons to believe you have drugs or weapons. If the police stop you and want to frisk you follow these rules:

1. Do not resist this pat down.

2. Stay still. Stay calm. Stay patient.

3. Do not touch the officer in any way.

If The Police Arrest You…

If you are arrested, the police can search you and the area close by. If you are in a building, “close by” usually means just the room you are in. If an officer comes to your home with an arrest warrant, this might be one of those times NOT to take the cop up on an offer to go get your shoes. The only reason he would offer is to get a chance to search your house! Remember go outside, and lock the door because you don’t need shoes in jail!

If during a search or an arrest the police take anything from you, they must give you a receipt for every item seized, including your wallet and its contents, clothes, and any packages you were carrying when arrested.

“I DON’T WANT TO TALK UNTIL MY LAWYER IS PRESENT.”

* Even if your rights weren’t read, refuse to talk until your lawyer/public defender arrives.

* Do not talk to the inmates in jail about your case.

* Within a reasonable time after your arrest, or booking, you have the right to make a local phone call: to a lawyer, bail bondsman, a relative or any other person. The police may not listen to the call to the lawyer.

* If you’re on probation or parole, tell your P.O. you’ve been arrested, but nothing else.

* If you are arrested and you cannot afford a lawyer, you have the right to a public defender. If you raise bail this right might be taken from you.

* You may be released with or without bail following the booking. If not, you have the right to go into court and see a judge the next court day after your arrest. Demand this RIGHT! When you appear before the judge, ask for an attorney. An attorney has a better chance at convincing a judge to let you out on a lower bail then you could.

Confessions…

There are measures police cannot take when trying to get a confession. They cannot touch a suspect, threaten him or her, or promise him or her anything.

Officers may promise shorter sentences and other deals for statements or confessions. The police cannot legally make deals with people they arrest. The only person who can make a deal that can be enforced is the prosecutor, and he should not talk with you without a lawyer present who represents you.

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TheJBMission~

Sources:

http://driversed.com/teen-drivers-education/driving-is-a-privilege-not-a-right.aspx

http://policewatch.us/system/page.php?id=19

Most people know me as JB of www.theJBMission.com, the person who blogged the Casey Anthony Case with the intention of giving the “opposing side” a voice. During that saga of sharing questionable documents and alternate theories, I strove to be true to myself and at the same time not cater to those who came to my blog to malign the non-believers of the “Casey Killed Caylee” campaign that was being force fed to me by the media and touted by the majority of Casey Anthony forums. I also tried my best to keep politics out of our discussion, keeping in mind that discussion of politics and religion generally provoke heated discussions even amongst friends. At Blogs much like bars and family gatherings, topics of politics and religions can be risky if not dangerous.

I feel very proud of what was accomplished at TheJBMission.com, along the way I met the most wonderful virtual friends Blogdom had to offer and savored the most gratifying feeling that came to be on July 5, 2011 when Casey Anthony was acquitted of all charges having to do with the death of her beautiful, beloved child Caylee Marie Anthony.

With the Anthony case behind me, my thoughts have moved onto other happenings in America. Two of my pet peeves are discrimination in the American workforce and the American focus on physical appearance. It’s became apparent to me that the basic right to be true to one’s self in this nation, to enjoy all of the amenities this country has to offer is in jeopardy.

No longer are we free to be ourselves and at the same time have a viable job in America. With the jobless rate as of April 2012 at 8.2 percent, it’s a struggle to land a job for anyone much less the cute and cuddly chubby girl, or the long haired philosophical Hippie guy, or the all knowing grandmother who’s been through it all and has valuable life lessons to share. That workforce doesn’t exist anymore.

I see the workforce today in its earliest stage of development to be hostile and unfair. Today all that employers generally ask is that you don’t smoke and that you’re not obese. As a premise for these requirements, the issue of health and insurance comes into play. It’s based on junk studies, junk science and the presumption that smokers and people who are overweight have more health issues than the non-smokers and the weight proportioned individuals.

Thinking back to when I first went into the workforce, these things were never considered. As a matter of fact, for an employer to openly state these preferences would be grounds for a discrimination lawsuit so today I ask myself, “what happened while I was busy working 40 hour weeks and sending 3 children to school?” “What happened while I had my nose to the grind, not paying attention to county/parish meetings and state legislation?” “What was happening in our country before CSPAN and CNN?” I really don’t know what happened but I do know that my rights today are not the same as my rights in 1972 when I went out on my first job interview that I found in the classified ads of the Times Picayune and landed that job, that day without a resume before I reached home.

Wake up America,

Our Rights are Slowly Disappearing!

As I’ve stated before, I never paid much attention to politics. I just assumed that the majority of people in America who did read the small print in the campaign brochures knew the candidate was right for the job. Who knows? Maybe the candidate was right for the job initially but changed his agenda when he reached Washington D.C.? Maybe he saw that there was money to be made from lobbyist, maybe he had to play a game of “you scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours” in order to see his campaign promises come to fruition?

There’s a disturbing trend here and no, this trend will not affect me but this trend may affect my grandchildren or yours. The reality is we all came into this world with genes from our parents which don’t change because they worked out a gym or ran 2 miles a day. These genes are genetic and stay with us and are passed on to generations. I don’t like the thought of my grandchildren struggling to be physically perfect. I prefer  thinking of them expanding their minds, enjoying all that life has to offer without fear of not being accepted.

BULLYING

Today bullying is more prevalent than ever. Why is that? Is it because society is faced with the reality that not all are born equally beautiful and that society is promoting intolerance by its constant focus of physicality and that brains nor pleasant personality are  acceptable?

Not all of our children who were born physically attractive home free. They fear losing their attractiveness and possibly becoming the ugly troll on the school bus and one day become the “bullied one” and not the “bullier.” That’s an adolescent’s painful reality.

When thinking adolescence, the word “acne” comes to mind. Heaven forbid they hit a stage in puberty, wake up one morning with a pimple on their nose! Its not hard for me to imagine this could be a tragic and suicidal situation. I’ll address bullying in my upcoming article because there is a connection to America’s focus on the beautiful to bullying.  From there we’ll go to McDonalds.. stay tuned.

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TheJBMish~

Source:

http://news.yahoo.com/us-economy-adds-120k-jobs-jobless-rate-8-123735541.html

*Note: This is a sample of the type of topics for my new blog  www.thejbmission2.wordpress.com.  As you all know I tried to avoid political discussions here because the main topic was Casey and Caylee Anthony.   With that case practically out of the media, I wanted to share other things that bother me.   Check it out and share your point of view.  If you’ve written an article on other topics, you can share your thoughts there too.  So lets get political!

That’s what her new attorney Charles Greene is predicting. Agreed, I do see the writing on the wall. Morgan & Morgan have the Really Big Show scheduled for early January 2013, that’s if we all don’t perish on December 21, 2012.
It’s a good thing that Judge Munyon didn’t schedule the trial a couple of weeks earlier or Casey would be blamed for that too.
I’ve been sitting back waiting for the next viable Anthony story. We’ve seen the Oh-So-Intriguing Casey Anthony video introducing her new dog, Smooch. We’ve been through the media fanfare of how the video was released and the mystery of who released it and most recently the latest announcement that Casey Anthony will soon be baptized all awhile she hides out from the hog wild investigators of Morgan & Morgan law firm.

So I’ll bite.
This thread is open for more Casey Anthony drama as I’ll do what I can to keep us posted on updates. Stay tuned for the exciting prelude to “Casey Anthony Part 2!”

THE PLAYERS

Meet Zenaida Gonzalez, the plaintiff

Before she heard of Casey

After she heard of Casey

That’s Zenaida Gonzalez without the middle name Fernandez. She’s the plaintiff suing Casey Anthony for defamation of character because in Casey’s first police report she stated that on June 16, 2008 she left Caylee at Sawgrass Apts. in the hands of a person named Zenaida Fernandez Gonzalez. It just so happened that the plaintiff Zenaida Gonzalez visited Sawgrass Apartments on June 17, 2008, the day after. Due to over zealous investigators quick to make unfounded accusations released to the media the woman’s name and personal information as a potential suspect. No one would have seen a picture of the plaintiff had the investigators not jumped to conclusions.

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Meet Keith Miknik, attorney for Gonzalez

Keith Miknik

He says “She has been sucked into it. She’s the one police came to and questioned

her about kidnapping and murder, for goodness sake”

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Meet John Morgan, attorney for Gonzalez

John Morgan

A highly recognizable attorney of south-central Florida. Highways are cluttered with billboards along with his picture and advertisements as a personal injury lawyer. His motto “For the People”, especially people who can earn him money, fame, fortune and the national attention he plans to gain by representing Zenaida Gonzalez v. Casey Anthony in a defamation lawsuit.

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Meet Matt Morgan, attorney for Gonzalez

Matt Morgan

Son of John Morgan of Morgan & Morgan law firm. As a courtesy to the Orlando Sentinel, Matt Morgan provided a picture of Zenaida Gonzalez’s new look.

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Meet John Dill, attorney for Gonzalez

John Dill

He says “We’ll track her down. Again, she’s not in Nevada, Bob. We’re going to find her if we need to, and we will.”

As of March 24, 2012, Mr. Dill has not found the elusive Casey Anthony.

Note* Finding Casey Anthony is quite a conundrum for Zenaida Gonzalez’s attorneys. Without their star defendant, the “Really Big Show” might not be so big. Bill Sheaffer, legal analysts for WFTV says “If she’s served and that subpoena is a valid service of process, then she is required to be at this trial.”  Anthony’s attorney disagrees. He says that in any civil lawsuit, the defendant is not required by law to attend trial. Nonetheless the search goes on. “Where is Casey?”

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Meet Casey Anthony, the defendant

Before being charged with murder of her daughter Caylee

After being acquitted of all charges associated with her daughter's death

Since July 5, 2011, the day Casey Anthony was acquitted of all charges involving with the death of her daughter, she has been bombarded with several civil lawsuits. She has since been forced to live in hiding due to death threats towards her and her attorneys.

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Meet Charles Greene, attorney for Casey Anthony

Charles Greene

He says “This case is so expensive for Orange County because people are already lining up for tickets for Casey Anthony 2′ as the trial is now being billed” in an interview with Bill Sheaffer, legal analyst.  He goes on to say, “Casey’s notoriety is being hijacked for the civil court case brought by Gonzalez.”

Mr. Greene’s area of law and expertise is in criminal defense, civil litigation, trial practice and products liability. He is currently representing Casey Anthony in the upcoming civil trial Gonzalez v. Anthony.

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Without a doubt, by the end of the year Morgan and Morgan will have pulled every publicity stunt and unexpected press conference known to man. 

Rest assured by Christmas 2012, we will be hyped and ready for

Casey Anthony Part 2!

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TheJBMission~

Sources:
http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/phantom-babysitter-zenaida-gonzalez-files-motion-c/nFZGN/

http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment_tv_tvblog/2012/03/casey-anthony-zenaida-gonzalez-now-and-then.html

http://www.forthepeople.com/casey-anthony-case.htm

http://www.lawyers.com/Florida/Orlando/Charles-M-Greene-819942-a.html

http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/wftv-legal-analyst-interviews-both-sides-casey-ant/nLSFx/

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