Grand juries in 50 states indict Officer Pantaleo

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New York – Fifty common law grand juries – one for each state – filed Presentments of Indictment against New York Code Enforcement Officer Daniel Pantaleo in federal court for the Southern District of New York for the murder of Eric Garner, suspected of selling untaxed tobacco on a Staten Island street in July, according the National Liberty Alliance.

The murder took place when “the victim was robbed of life by said officer under the color of law protected by the Amendment V.” This is a violation of the amendment’s guarantee that no person shall be deprived of life, liberty or property, “without due process of law…,” the indictment says.

Homicide is an essential element of murder and is shown in the evidence presented, according to the presentment, because of the use of a choke hold, which has been outlawed by the New York City Police Department, and “at the time more than 9 Code Enforcement Officer had arrived and many other options were now available including the possiblity of Eric Garner cooperating.”

The presentment further alleges that a code infraction requires no arrest when a civil summons may be issued.

A homicide deserves a trial,” said John Darash, a key leader in the National Liberty Alliance. He criticized the Staten Island County Grand Jury for “trying the case” rather than determining if there is probable cause that an offense was committed.

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School district spin cycle

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Waco – The spin doctor is in.

Since rumors have the “have the potential to damage…any organization,” the school district has a website that will “refute” false information as reported by the community.

Here are some items Waco school administrators are giving their attention these days. Predictably, their rejoinders are a little on the dry side of the spectrum.

CSCOPE, the curriculum management tool used by Waco ISD, promotes Islam and states that instigators of the Boston Tea Party were terrorists.”

The spin doctor says it’s all part of a program to teach kids about the world’s religions, their founding and core beliefs, but it’s hardly a “promotion.” The idea is to broaden a kid’s knowledge in accordance with the goals of Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) evaluation. Islam is just one of a pantheon: “One of the religions addressed is Islam and there is a lesson on the founding principles, history and beliefs of this religion just as there are for Christianity, Judaism, and other major world religions.”

After all, a very large percentage of the petroleum refined in the world’s energy production center, Houston, is extracted in principalities, kingdoms, emirates and republics where the state religion is – guess what – Islam.

The notion that “‘instigators of the Boston Tea Party were terrorists’ is a misinterpretation of the lesson.”

Tiptoeing around the issue no one talks about any more than the elephant perched on the sofa in the living room, the spin doctor became rather poetic, amplifying on the subject: It seems “the lesson explores how this same event would be viewed from the perspective of King George III. In hindsight, CSCOPE developers acknowledge a different historical event should have been used.”

And how. The Texas Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. stands at the corner of W. 8th and Columbus Ave. A large part of legal, financial, political and corporate leadership pours into town the last weekend of December each year for its Grand Annual Communication, much the same way a similar cross section of the Craft poured out of the lodge room above the harborside tavern in Boston on that fateful 18th Century night, dressed in Indian regalia and hell-bent on the destruction of coffee and tea held in bond for additional excise taxes imposed between the time the order was placed and the time of its shipment. Such a deal. Somewhere, the Knights of Columbus are smiling.

Here’s one for you. Where were the guards who were assigned to safeguard the King’s impounded goods? Asleep at the wheel, or having a snort over at the tavern?

It’s a closed-mouth fraternity, to say the least. Still, it’s a fair question.

Attendance zones to change next year? Not a problem. Population concentrations shift from year to year. “With the help of a demographer, the School Board will be exploring possible attendance zone adjustments in the coming months.” Nothing to see here, folks. Carry on.

Additional school closures and consolidations will happen soon.” The answer: “The facts: Because the State Legislature has repeatedly slashed public school funding…” Here we go again.

What is being said: Salaries for teachers were recently “cut” because of a mistake by Human Resources.” Nah. The the bean counters made a mistake that averaged about $7 per check in certain folks’ pay days. The over payments are being extracted each pay period through the end of the year, the underpayments in a similar fashion.

Hey, it’s a large corporation, and the tax burden is the largest percentage in any rate payer’s budget. Madison Avenue said it best. “What you have is good, the services your organization performs are valuable. Got troubles? Tell your story early, often, long and loud. Have a central source for your statements, an accountable place where the buck stops, and stay on message, at all costs.”

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Breathtaking developments…

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“NEW YORK’S VERDICT: WE CAN’T BREATHE!” – headline in a tabloid… It’s simple enough, what happened. Eric Garner bought himself some untaxed – that is, packs of tailor-made Carolina cigarettes unstamped by the New York Department of Revenue – from the Mafia, and he was peddling them on the sidewalk in an upscale shopping district of Staten Island – the quietest, almost countrified, borough of the Big Apple. Wrong, wrong. wrong. Someone, probably a merchant, got uptight and let the finest know. They warned the big man. He weighed nearly 400 pounds, all flab and phlegmatic, asthmatic, and arrogant difficulty packed onto a massive and lofty frame, outfitted with an enlarged heart. Then they warned him, again. And again. He said so. You saw the video. When they came to arrest him, he got loud, raised hell, and a certain wiry little Italian cop with generations of the black hand etched in his family name – Pantaleo – saw and accurately sized up what he perceived as a giant piece of cake, a bird’s nest sitting on the ground. He grabbed him in a choke hold, his buds chimed in and someone put a knee on Garner’s back so he couldn’t gasp for breath as he slowly died from asphyxiation, his lungs compressed by the cops’ weight and the massive tub of guts and rolls of flab on his abdomen. Anyone can see that. Anyone with any common sense knows that the downtown connection, the folks who make it off rents and taxes and graft and good time Charlie’s blues, aren’t going to change a damn thing they do – ever – over this kind of dispute. After all, let’s all act our age. Don’t be ridiculous. Murder is murder. Common sense is common sense. Come on. There is a difference, you know. One more thing. In terms of true cost accounting, what is the markup on that quick, untaxed trip to Marlboro Country? Add in cost at the distributor’s, freight, bribes, and all, versus, city, borough and state sales taxes, federal and state excise taxes, and the peripheral gouges they pile on top of that? It’s like asking the CIA how much is the true cost of putting boots, beans, bullets and band-aids in the hands of “insurgents” or “freedom fighters” – they’re both for sale, you know – a machine gun in the hands, rounds in the chamber, boots on the ground. Their answer? You don’t know; you don’t want to know, not really. Why? Aw, shucks, man. You can’t afford it. What else you got? – The Legendary

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