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I will respectfully disagree.
On the former, there is not an article written about this case in the past few days that doesn't call the charge unusual, unique, and a bit of a surprise.
I think the idea that someone as popular and beloved as Reagan was involved in this has had no effect on the charges being brought now is simply wrong. If it was Edward Nobody from 1981 who had been caught in this kind of shooting targeting Philip Somebody Else and died 33 years later, no one is charging homicide here.
What with us now bombing the crap out of Iraq again, frankly I'm kind of amazed that all you phony anti-war psychotic Moursundian red diaper doper babies haven't disappeared and gone into hiding again for a week like you all did back when Syria was flaring up!
On the latter, neither you nor anyone else has heard Brady's name in the past 30 years without hearing Reagan's name in the next sentence. They are inextricably linked. I can cop to the fact that if this had happened to someone else as heavily in the public eye back then, this charge might still be applied now. (Keep in mind, that qualification applies to an incredibly small number of people.) I think the idea that someone as popular and beloved as Reagan was involved in this has had no effect on the charges being brought now is simply wrong. If it was Edward Nobody from 1981 who had been caught in this kind of shooting targeting Philip Somebody Else and died 33 years later, no one is charging homicide here.
The ruling could allow prosecutors in Washington, where Reagan and Mr. Brady were shot on March 30, 1981, by John W. Hinckley Jr., to reopen the case and charge Mr. Hinckley with murder.
There is no statute of limitations on murder charges, but any attempt to retry Mr. Hinckley would be a challenge for prosecutors, in part because he was ruled insane, said Hugh Keefe, a Connecticut defense lawyer who taught trial advocacy at Yale University.
“They’re dead in the water,” Mr. Keefe said. “That’s the end of that case, because we have double jeopardy. He was tried; he was found not guilty based on insanity.”
But George J. Terwilliger III, who was the assistant United States attorney in Washington when he wrote the search warrant for Mr. Hinckley’s hotel room, said there might be grounds for a new trial.
“Generally, a new homicide charge would be adjudicated on its merits without reference to a prior case,” said Mr. Terwilliger, who became a deputy attorney general under the elder President George Bush and is now in private practice. “The real challenge here would be to prove causation for the death.”
Mr. Hinckley’s lawyer, Barry W. Levine, acknowledged new charges were possible, but said the possibility was “far-fetched in the extreme.”
Any shooting victim who eventually dies will be classified as a homicide.
There is no statute of limitations on murder charges, but any attempt to retry Mr. Hinckley would be a challenge for prosecutors, in part because he was ruled insane
Any? I don't think so.
Jewish Rabbi Shot, Killed While Walking to North Miami Beach Temple: Police
Is the adjective "Jewish" really necessary in that headline?
Hollywood actor and musician Steven Seagal played a weekend concert in the Crimean peninsula, appearing on a stage adorned with the flag of pro-Russia separatists in Ukraine.
Seagal and his blues band played on Saturday at a bikers' show held in the city of Sevastopol, home to Russia's Black Sea fleet. The star has come under fire for supporting Russia's March annexation of the peninsula from Ukraine, a view that saw him bounced from the lineup at an Estonian blues festival this summer.
At the corner of the stage hung the black, blue and red flag of the self-proclaimed "Donetsk People's Republic" (DNR), declared independent by pro-Russia rebels fighting to break away from Ukraine. Fans waved Russian and DNR flags as Seagal performed...
Seagal said he considers Putin, with whom he has promoted martial arts in Russia, "a friend and I'd like to consider him a brother". Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters last year that the Russian president and Seagal have been friends for a long time and meet regularly.
Russian media also reported Seagal put on a Putin T-shirt given to him by the concert's organiser.
Hillary Clinton has taken her furthest and most public step away from President Barack Obama, describing his decision against helping build a “credible” force that could battle the Assad regime in Syria early on as a “failure.” In an interview with The Atlantic, she also rejected the core of Obama’s self-described foreign policy doctrine and stood firmly with Israel in the Gaza conflict.
. . .
On Obama’s self-described foreign policy doctrine — “Don’t do stupid ####,” or “Don’t do stupid stuff,” if, as Goldberg noted, uttered in public — Clinton was blunt: “Great nations need organizing principles, and ‘Don’t do stupid stuff’ is not an organizing principle. …
"Schatz," BTW, in German is pronounced like English "shots"
The vowel is a bit wider than the pronunciation cited; but it's damned close, depending upon the accent, I'd imagine.
With about 1% of the vote in, they're already calling the Democratic gubernatorial primary against the incumbent Governor. Pretty strong message there. Not clear yet if his appointed Senator will also go down.
In that Hawaii Senate Primary, the appointed Senator, Schatz (is there a good way to pronounce that?)
If you want to place a wager on this election, let me know. 10 Grand minimum buy in.
Most people thought Abercrombie might sneak through but schatz was toast.
The last 30+ years of Hawaiian Senate races, all won by Democrats:
These past seven days typified the fates of the two parties this election cycle. Democrats have been hit by retirements in tough states — Montana, West Virginia, South Dakota and, to a lesser extent, Iowa — and Republicans haven’t nominated the sort of extreme candidates who lack broader appeal in a general election.
Those realities — along with a national playing field in which a handful of incumbent Democrats are defending Republican-leaning seats in places where President Obama is deeply unpopular — have made a GOP takeover a better-than-50/50 proposition. ...
Add it all up, and Republicans have enough races within the margin of error to think that even the slightest national breeze blowing in their favor — and that wind looks likely to be there — will be enough to push them over the top in a few of these very close contests.
You are an idiot who knows nothing about Hawaii, and should for that reason keep your ignorant trap shut about it.
Abercombrie lost because he was a grating, annoying person who acted like a Republican in siding with developers. David Ige, who won the primary, will be the favorite, despite earlier polls showing the Republican in the lead.
If you want to place a wager on this election, let me know. 10 Grand minimum buy in.
Add it all up, and Republicans have enough races within the margin of error to think that even the slightest national breeze blowing in their favor — and that wind looks likely to be there
Obama's Overall Job Approval: 41% Approve - 54% Disapprove
Job Approval - Foreign Policy: 37.6% Approve - 53.7% Disapprove
Job Approval - Economy: 39.7 Approve - 55.4% Disapprove
Not seeing that Obama's unpopularity is limited to two issues, or that the economy is helping him.
I discovered that Brooklyn JAPs couldn't hold a candle to the ones from LonGisland,
Could be ruled an accident. The guy was running around on a racetrack.
For manslaughter, you have to prove intent.
Been reading the same thing, and this is why I think the "trying to scare/spray and booted it" fits best. IMO, obviously, WhoTF knows.
I'm seeing a lot of push back on the "it was intentional" angle from racers and racing people.
That's my take on it as well. Stewart isn't some weekend warrior; he's one of the best drivers on the planet. The most likely scenario is he was engaging in risky/reckless behavior and came up snake eyes.
A world class driver hitting a human under a caution flag by pure accident doesn't really pass the laugh test.
and they point out near universally that dirt track Sprint series cars "steer with the throttle, not the wheel."
What does this mean?
As I understand it, they were under a caution when Stewart hit the kid. For a world class driver to hit another driver with his car while the caution was on is pretty tough to chalk up to pure accident.
DA will probably overcharge, Stewart will have world class representation and he will probably serve no time.
After reading every argument from "murderer" to "total accident", the most likely thing to me seems that Stewart, redass that he is, tried only to spray him with dirt and screwed up, badly.
I'm not sure what there is to discuss. It may have been murder, it may have been a total accident. I don't see how we can hope to get into Stewart's head to figure it out. There doesn't seem to be any other real evidence.
Some big NASCAR racers often race at the dirt track in my wife's hometown of Jacksonville, Illinois.
Apparently Stewart himself had walked out onto the track during races to confront other drivers on more than one occasion.
Some big NASCAR racers often race at the dirt track in my wife's hometown of Jacksonville, Illinois. These guys like to race!
Question for you crazy NASCAR fans: I presume Tony Stewart is a big name in NASCAR and has won the traditional NASCAR races but does this dirt racing on the side? I recognize the name (so I presume he is a big name) but that's about it.
I have no idea whether Stewart his the guy on purpose or not, the only person who knows for sure is Stewart.
Rich Willis, who was at the track, said he didn't see exactly what happened but his sister down in Turn 1 did. He saw Stewart and Kevin Ward get into the wreck.
"People (who could see it better) said the guy got out of his car and was gesturing angrily at Tony Stewart when Tony Stewart came by during the next lap under yellow," Willis said in a phone interview. "He approached him and evidently when he was driving by the guy standing on the track gesturing at him, he gunned his engine.
"What happened was the back end kicked out and clipped the guy and the guy flew across the track."
Tyler Graves, a sprint-car racer and friend of Ward's, told Sporting News in a phone interview that he was sitting in the Turn 1 grandstands and saw everything that happened.
"Tony pinched him into the frontstretch wall, a racing thing," Graves said. "The right rear tire went down, he spun on the exit of (Turn) 2. They threw the caution and everything was toned down. Kevin got out of his car. … He was throwing his arms up all over the place at Tony for most of the corner.
"I know Tony could see him. I know how you can see out of these cars. When Tony got close to him, he hit the throttle. When you hit a throttle on a sprint car, the car sets sideways. It set sideways, the right rear tire hit Kevin, Kevin was sucked underneath and was stuck under it for a second or two and then it threw him about 50 yards."
No attempt to slow down or stop is another problem for Stewart.
I don't know that this is accurate. One commentator (I forget who) indicated that trying to stop (or even slowing down) can decrease your ability to steer. No idea if this is true, but if so, maintaining his speed may have been the correct thing to do.
Probably good news, although there's some chance that it actually makes things worse if al-Maliki decides not to go quietly.
But my point is that you can hear Stewart gun his engine in the video.
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