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New *SHOCKING* evidence in the Martin / Zimmerman case:

Data released Thursday by the defense from slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin’s cellphone includes texts with a friend about fighting, smoking pot and being forced to move out of his mother’s house because of trouble at school, as well as photos of a gun and what looks to be a potted marijuana plant.

Full story – FoxNews and Salon

I seriously can’t believe this case isn’t over and done with already.  I’m so sick of hearing both those guy’s names.  Frankly the only reason I even wrote this post was because I saw the news story and thought I could write a better title than they did.  Mission accomplished *self fist bump*.  I always wanted to use “fisticuffs” casually in a title too, and damn it worked well.

Trayvon-Martin-Shooting-TargetWow so Trayvon wasn’t the little angel he was originally being portrayed as?  What a huge shocker… my jaw will be scraping on the ground as a result for the next 24 hours.

On a related note, there hasn’t been much action on the Trayvon Martin Shooting Target post comments in a while.

Thoughts?

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Police in a handful of cities are testing a new technology that puts cameras in the hands – and on the heads – of police officers.

Full Story – CBSnews

I’m torn whether I like this idea or not.

In most instances I believe placing more accountability on police officers individually is a great idea.  I believe that because of their power, it is occasionally abused in one way or another.  Having a camera on them for their entire shift might make them think twice about doing, or saying something questionable.  The other part of me thinks that a complete record of their actions during their shift is a bad thing because there will be a flood of complaints and requests to “review” the footage to see if an officer acted how they should have.  For example,  I could really care less if some scumbag who just robbed a convenience store had their face driven into the ground, got tasered, and was called a bunch of names by the arresting officer(s).  All I picture happening most of the time because of these cameras, is otherwise solid cases being thrown out over a technicality uncovered after combing through the video footage.

Also, I think the camera would be more effective if it was not visible to someone that didn’t know what to look for.  Having a Star Trek Borg style headset on the officers isn’t very subtle.

The cameras are made by the TASER company, and the footage is securely stored at taser company division evidence.comThe cameras reportedly cost $1700 each, and have a $100 per month service fee.

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Got that last night on the GE M134 Mini Gun – Fully Transferable post.  LOL

First I thought it was a gag, but the IP is definitely from Mexico:

201.130.156.185 server location:
Tijuana in Mexico

According to the IP WHOIS info from HERE

Possible evidence the “Gun show loophole” is closed? :P

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