This is the one election that in all of our history is a fork in the road that we had better choose wisely.
Today a WFTV report shows some aspects of the autopsy performed on Trayvon Martin. The autopsy reveals bruising and cuts to the hands of Trayvon Martin consistent with the statements and accounts of George Zimmerman. It should also be noted this is the same autopsy Trayvon Family Attorney Benjamin Crump filed a previous motion to suppress.
We have outlined the lies, falsehoods and specific manipulations by various parties associated with the false narrative. For this update against the backdrop of the autopsy discovery we will revisit the lies by Trayvon Family Funeral Director Richard Kurtz, and show the agenda driven intent.
SANFORD, Fla. — WFTV has confirmed that autopsy results show 17-year-old Trayvon Martin had injuries to his knuckles when he died.
The information could support George Zimmerman’s claim that Martin beat him up before Zimmerman shot and killed him.
The autopsy results come as Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara continues to go over other evidence in the case.
O’Mara wouldn’t comment on the autopsy evidence, but WFTV legal analyst Bill Sheaffer said it’s better for the defense than it is for the prosecution.
WFTV has learned that the medical examiner found two injuries on Martin’s body: The fatal gunshot wound and broken skin on his knuckles.
When you compare Trayvon’s non-fatal injury with Zimmerman’s bloody head wounds, the autopsy evidence is better for the defense, Sheaffer said.
“It goes along with Zimmerman’s story that he acted in self-defense, because he was getting beaten up by Trayvon Martin,” Sheaffer said.
The injury to Martin’s knuckle also fits with Zimmerman’s story that before he shot and killed Martin, Martin had broken his nose and knocked him to the ground, slamming his head on the sidewalk. (read more)
This is important because Funeral Director Richard Kurtz specifically and intentionally injected himself into the Scheme Team narrative as an advocate by providing them support, and cover, with his declaration that Trayvon’s body showed no visible signs of a scuffle.
These guys like Richard Kurtz are all providing media fuel, and cover, for the initial Benjamin Crump and Natalie Jackson created storyline. And when I say created, I do indeed mean created; as in intentionally false, intentionally misleading, and totally made-up.
The media is failing miserably is in showing honestly how they are connected to each other. These are not just random disconnected participants in the narrative, they are all specifically connected and colluding to sell the public, via the media, a very specific constructed story. It is beyond frustrating that the media is refusing to sniff this out.Back to Richard Kurtz
A medical report compiled by the family physician of accused Trayvon Martin murderer George Zimmerman and obtained exclusively by ABC News found that Zimmerman was diagnosed with a "closed fracture" of his nose, a pair of black eyes, two lacerations to the back of his head and a minor back injury the day after he fatally shot Martin during an alleged altercation.
Zimmerman faces a second degree murder charge for the Feb. 26 shooting that left the unarmed 17-year-old high school junior dead. Zimmerman has claimed self defense in what he described as a life and death struggle that Martin initiated by accosting him, punching him in the face, then repeatedly bashing his head into the pavement.
Also today, a trove of documents are being examined by lawyers for both the defense and prosecution as part of discovery in Zimmerman's trial -- including 67 CDs worth of documents, video of Martin on the night of the shooting, his autopsy report and videos of Zimmerman's questioning by police.
Zimmerman's three-page medical report is included in those documents that the defense could use as evidence.
More @ ABC News
Fiercely anti-gun Rep. Deborah K. Ross (D, GRNC 0) has proven to be a constant obstruction to the rights of honest gun owners for the last decade. Prior to the Assembly, she plied her anti-gun trade as a lawyer for the ACLU. She needs to GO! - an opportunity has arisen to make progress toward that goal.
An unaffiliated, pro-gun candidate has stepped forward for the House District 34 race: Apryl Major. But Ms. Major needs our help with her petition to gain a spot on the ballot. Here are the facts:
Residents of District 34 (Northern Raleigh and ITB area) SIGN APRYL'S PETITION!
Those residing outside of District 34 can still help by volunteering to assist in gathering signatures during the drive May 20th. Please contact the Major campaign to volunteer:
More @ GRNC
"No one else could engage the machinegun that trapped Shriver's men -- it was up to Mad Dog. Skittish Yards looked to Shriver and his half-grin restored a sense of confidence. Then they were on their feet, charging -- Shriver was his old self, running to the sound of guns, a True Believer Yard on either side, all of them dashing through the flying bullets, into the treeline, into the very guts of Mad Dog's great nemesis, COSVN. And Mad Dog Shriver was never seen again."==========
Ultimately he received 26 decorations including 2 Silver Stars, the Soldiers Medal, 7 Bronze Stars, Purple Heart, Air Medal, and 3 Army Commendation Medals for Valor. While listed as MIA he was promoted to E-8.
Discussion at the table differed concerning his last weeks. One guy who had talked to him after he returned from his last leave said that Shriver had said he was very uncomfortable in civilian life and was afraid how he would adjust. Others said that he had a death wish. One said that when he departed on that last mission he knew he would not return. All agreed that he knew he would not return from Viet Nam alive. He left behind very little, his smoking jacket, less then a dollar worth of MPC, and of course, Klaus.
His last mission is well documented on the internet, so I will not be redundant, but most of the NCO’s in SF prefer to remember him as the leader, who, with NVA on all sides, refused extraction, saying, “No, No, I’ve got em right where I want em, surrounded from the inside.“
Thanks to your calls and the leadership of Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ) and Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC), the Parental Rights Amendment is gathering cosponsors in the U.S. House and Senate!
So far we are up to 10 cosponsors in the House, and we expect many more in the next few days. That’s because these 10 are a small minority of those who have been inquiring with Rep. Franks’ office for more information. We are getting a very positive sense from many of these offices that it is just a matter of time.
We are equally encouraged and hopeful in the Senate, though to our knowledge no one has made their cosponsorship official at this point. (I myself have spoken with two additional offices who sounded very positive!)
Keep Calling Until They Sign On!
In many instances, the staff just needs to get the new language in front of the Congressman and get his official approval to sign on as a cosponsor. Some of them are working on it as fast as they can. Others mean well but are distracted with other more pressing matters. Your additional phone calls will make the Parental Rights Amendment the most pressing thing on their agenda!
So please take a moment to call again and encourage your Congressman and Senators to sign on to the Parental Rights Amendment as original cosponsors. Here’s the process, step by step:
1. Visit ParentalRights.org/States and click on your state. You can click the map or your state abbreviation in the right side bar.
2a. Look up your Congressman and Senators on that state page. If their name is in blue, they have already signed on. Congratulations! (You might consider sending them a letter of thanks, but please do not call their office.)
2b. If their name has a green “2010 Cosponsor” or “Pledged Support” label, please call their D.C. office and encourage them to sign on as an original cosponsor. You can use this sample message, put into your own words, when you call your Congressman:
“I am a constituent, and I am grateful for Congressman ____’s support of the Parental Rights Amendment in 2010. Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona is currently accepting original cosponsors for the Amendment in this Congress, and I’d like to urge my Congressman to contact Jacki Pick in his office and sign on today.”
Or, for a Senator:
“I am a constituent, and I am grateful for Senator ____’s support of the Parental Rights Amendment in 2010. Senator DeMint of South Carolina is currently accepting original cosponsors for the Amendment this session, and I’d like to urge my Senator to contact Erica Suares in his office and sign on today.”
2c. If your Senator or Congressman has not shown prior support (no blue or green with their name), you can still contact them as well, but the message will need to be a little different. Here’s a sample message:
“As a constituent, I’d like to encourage my [Congressman/Senator] to take a close look at the Parental Rights Amendment, and sign on as an original cosponsor with [Congressman Trent Franks of Arizona / Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina]. A 2010 Zogby poll showed that 93.6% of all Americans, regardless of party affiliation, agree with the traditional parental rights that this amendment will uphold. And I am among that vast majority. I hope I can count on [Congressman / Senator] ___ to support this vital issue as an original cosponsor and moving forward. Thank you.”
3. Check ParentalRights.org/States often to see when your Congressman and Senators come on board!
Thank you for making these important calls. Together we can drive the Parental Rights Amendment to success!
Director of Communications & Research
"Climate Ethics" Prof. Donald Brown of Penn State University declared that skeptics may be guilty of a “new crime against humanity” for causing a 25 year delay in acting to stop climate change.
Brown, who appeared alongside Climategate professor Michael Mann at a Penn State forum on April 30, 2012, slammed what he termed the “disinformation campaign.”
Brown also unloaded on Climate Depot for posting his email address (Dab57@psu.edu) and he lamented the tactics and the impact of climate skeptics.
More @ Climate Depot
A teenager was wounded before being arrested for a suspected autobreaking incident in Greenville County.
The Greenville County Sheriff's Office says a homeowner on North Haven Drive said he heard noise outside his home around 1:30 a.m. Sunday.
The man was armed when he went outside the house and said he saw the 16-year old suspect breaking into a vehicle in the driveway. Deputies say the homeowner thought the teenager pulled out a weapon.
"You don't know if your going to die right then and there so you have no choice but to defend yourself," The shooter's sister, India Byers said.
The homeowner eventually shot and wounded the suspect who was arrested when deputies arrived. He was taken to a hospital to be treated.
More @ 7 On Your Side
........you saw evil all around and did not recognize it
you heard deception yet did not seek truth
you smelled the stench of death and did not mourn
you proclaimed “I am proud to be an american”
you were told we must fight evil
you were told we must defeat those who would harm us
you were told these things and more
from the mouths of liars who speak those words of themselves
you were told we are the greatest nation on earth
the most righteous, the chosen, the Light of the World
God bless america you proclaimed
but your ignorance has blinded you
your apathy has hidden from you
that which america has become
and now is
And many will realize but too late
that america is changed forever
changed from what the founders envisioned
the great opportunity to create a nation
principled in the knowledge of the truth
that each individual
has supremely endowed rights
that cannot be subjugated
by men or groups of men
changed to the naked truth that is now revealed
that america is but another worldly empire
intent on destruction
principled on greed
principled on hatred
principled on lust
principled on deceit
clothed in the deceptive cloak of righteousness
while rotting from within
holding hostage the willing and unwilling
extorting, deceiving those from whom it is made
punishing, ostracizing those among the many who remain vigilant
america the whore, america, the ruthless beast of darkness
as the sheep are led to slaughter
so you will be among their numbers
a hundred, thousand, million, and more
one of the flock of those who like you
were lulled to sleep by the empty promise of gratification
and by the false promise of riches and comfort
incited by visions of far-away conquerors
ignoring the cries of the vanquished
fearful of suffering and without dignity
fostering indifference and intolerance
told lies many in number
by those whom you believe are righteous
you who are content to sleep in comfort
and dream of possibilities of profit and entertainment
you accept lies as truth
injustice as justice
wealth as prosperity
slavery as freedom
you slumber in your righteousness
not remembering nor caring what is freedom
not knowing justice
not knowing truth
death is your mantra
your eyes have been blinded
your ears have been deafened
your heart has been hardened
you cannot see your own tomorrow
even for the sake of the ones that will come after you
The fruit has fallen away
and spoiled with decay
and now the tree bears no fruit
for as the caretakers sleep
the tree withers and becomes lifeless
and with the passing of time
your children will awaken
and when their suffering becomes too great to bear
then they will cry out
I see the evil
I hear the deception
I smell the stench of death
I seek the truth
I seek justice
I seek freedom
and for them the struggle to escape from the bondage
you have willfully left as their inheritance
will be their struggle
faint memories and haunting ghosts of Freedom
will be of no consequence
for it is to be their struggle
to regain that which was lost
by the complacency of their forefathers
and perhaps they will know in their hearts
that they are worthy of the Freedom
that many before them had denied and forgotten
that they are more than what they have been born into
and so it came to pass
while you were sleeping
When two white newspaper reporters for the Virginian-Pilot were driving through Norfolk, and were set upon and beaten by a mob of young blacks — beaten so badly that they had to take a week off from work — that might sound like news that should have been reported, at least by their own newspaper. But it wasn’t.
The O’Reilly Factor on Fox News Channel was the first major television program to report this incident. Yet this story is not just a Norfolk story, either in what happened or in how the media and the authorities have tried to sweep it under the rug.
Similar episodes of unprovoked violence by young black gangs against white people chosen at random on beaches, in shopping malls, or in other public places have occurred in Philadelphia, New York, Denver, Chicago, Cleveland, Washington, Los Angeles, and other places across the country. Both the authorities and the media tend to try to sweep these episodes under the rug.
More @ NRO
Zimmerman attorney Mark O’Mara received the call, officers said, while waiting for evidence from prosecutors. The call came from a blocked number and an unidentified man made some sort of threat, mentioning Zimmerman by name, but officers did not elaborate further. Officers are looking into the threat.
On Monday, O’Mara received 67 discs, a witness list and hundreds of pages of documents in the case against his client. George Zimmerman is accused of shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin to death.
It is expected that O’Mara will look to keep the documents out of the public eye for at least for one week.
The documents include Martin’s autopsy report.
“I would imagine that report could be released quickly because there’s nothing that could be said to be confidential within it,” O’Mara said.
But O’Mara said some of the documents, like key witness statements, may need to be reviewed and redacted.
“If I look at it and want to restrict completely inflammatory and completely irrelevant evidence, I think I have a right to argue it and see what the judge says,” said O’Mara. (read more)
It’s interesting to look at the dates included on the witness material list. It is obvious from the descriptions within the material that “W8″, or “Witness8″, was the girl Benjamin Crump described as Trayvon Martin’s “girlfriend”. She was introduced to the public, on March 20th at a press conference by Crump, under the alias “DeeDee”.
More @ The Last Refuge
The following report represents action and comments from the Bank of America Declaration through May 12, 2012. We will continue to post information as it is added.
We have added more categories for signatories supporting this project. If you want your business, blog or name listed, email the information to David@NCRenegade.com and it will be added.
|5/6/2012 20:38:47||Michael Downing||NC||Left messages on OWS FACE BOOK PAGES CONCERNING TAKING DOWN WALL STREET.|
|5/9/2012 12:35:38||Dick Hertz||GA||Refused to use BoA ATMs or otherwise do business with them.|
|5/11/2012 19:38:11||Craig Cavanaugh||Texas||I do not, nor will ever have an account with BOA. Furthermore, I encourage anyone I come across with a BOA account to dump it like the hot potato it is. Further still, I have utilized my blog to expose BOA’s transgressions, as well as those of other large banks, who only wish to rape the public of their funds either via charges and “fees”, outrageous credit card interest, or outright theft via taxpayer “bailouts”.|
|5/11/2012 19:48:22||Tom Baugh||Georgia||Predated this initiative, but closed BoA business checking account and paid off business line of credit in Oct, 2011. Asked branch manager what his plans are for when his branch is closed. Inquired about where and when the furniture might go up for auction.|
|5/11/2012 20:59:49||Will Ceron||CO||I closed my account after BofA misappropriated funds from my account, causing my account to be overdrawn, and then charging me for their error despite them admitting fault. I closed my account the same day my funds were reinstated when they refused to also reinstate the overdraft fee that was incurred by them.This was 20 years ago and I’ve never looked back.|
|5/11/2012 21:07:48||Mozart (Looking in The Mirror)||New Mexico||Closed all mutual funds through BofA.|
|5/11/2012 21:36:58||Craig Miller (Broken Patriot)||Ohio||Doubling my effort to pay down the credit card debt I have accrued, and refuse to conduct any current business until their outlook on Constitutional issues improves to conformity with the ideals of said document.|
|5/11/2012 22:12:11||P. M. Rhodes||Washington||Wifes joint account, informed her that I was removing my name and access to her B of A account (she refuses to close it for her own reasons). My funds will now be deposited in a local community credit union.|
|5/11/2012 22:17:00||Ken Sharples||NH||Closed checking and savings accounts. Transferred IRA to a more humanely and ethically run smaller bank.Refuse checks drawn on Bank of America.|
|5/11/2012 22:40:16||Kevin Cederquist||Idaho||25 years ago I had a BofA account, the bank withdraw money out of my account causing me to overdraw. I notified the branch and showed them my deposit slip and brought my check book to prove that I wasn’t overdrawn. I still had to pay fees and was put on “probation” I closed the account and to this day I will not accept a check drawn on Bank of America, I flatly refuse to accept them. I will not have anything to do with Bank of Thieves|
|5/11/2012 23:44:44||S. Terry Carter||AZ||Closing and moving to a locally owned bank my personal checking and savings accounts. My mortgage is also with BAC home loans – if financially feasible it will be moved also. – But that will take some time.)|
|5/12/2012 3:06:59||Michael Jordan||CA||Because of your anti-2nd amendment policy and your consistent arrogant policies , I have closed my checking, savings accounts, moved my IRA accounts and cancelled my credit cards.Next I will be closing the 2 trust accounts you manage, my companies 401k programs and all activities my 2 companies have ongoing with you.|
|5/12/2012 3:49:49||Darrell Baldwin||Colorado||Closed credit card account|
|5/12/2012 8:12:28||William G||NC||I started doing business with BOA 30 years ago when my local bank NCNB was bought by them. I paid off three mortgages, numerous car and personal loans |
with them. Over the years I had numerous problems with them all related to them trying to take money from me in violation of our contracted agreement.
At one point I collected $2000 in settlement from a lawsuit with them but
over the years they stole more than that.
I am happy to report that as of this year BOA and I are happily divorced and they will never get their hands on another penny of my money.
Is anyone aware of their origin? They started business in California in 1904 as a front to help the Mafia launder money.
Action; All financial transaction with BOA permanently ended
|5/12/2012 9:00:44||John Hilt||Illinois||I tweeted the article, and forwarded it to my email contacts. I will make it a point to continue spreading the word on this issue.|
|5/12/2012 9:28:31||Milissa Benson||Indiana||I closed my accounts with B O A, switched to local bank. I no longer accept B O A credit or debit in my store. I have requested that my IRA divest any holdings that it has with BOA|
|5/12/2012 10:22:02||Phil Tawa||Massachusetts||Every action that applies to me.|
|5/12/2012 11:09:39||Jonathan Fields||Georgia||After becoming aware of Bank of America’s irresponsible actions, namely these:This financial institution has been found guilty of laundering South American drug money in 2006 ($7.5 million settlement).They received $20 billion in US Treasury support with an additional $118 billion government backstop to buy Merrill Lynch. |
They failed to properly disclose employee bonuses and financial losses at Merrill Lynch before shareholders approved the merger of the companies: $150 million settlement with the SEC.
Bank of America Illegally Foreclosed on Active Service Members’ Homes. Settlement agreement was $20 million.
Their purchase of Countrywide resulted in a loss of $65 billion to stockholders.
They paid $335 million to settle Countrywide’s housing discrimination claims.
They paid $410 million to settle a class-action lawsuit affecting more than 13 million Bank of America customers who accused the bank of charging excessive overdraft fees for electronic transactions.
Bank of America moved approximately$18 trillion worth of derivative obligations from Merrill Lynch and the BAC holding company to the FDIC insured retail deposit division. This transfers the risk from the bank to the taxpayers since the FDIC cannot cover this amount.
Warren Buffett injected $5 billion into Bank of America for special considerations for stock warrants and a 6% annual return for ten years. This bank’s regular personal savings account pays 0.05% annually.
Source of information, which I trust: http://arcticpatriot.blogspot.com/2012/05/bank-of-america-declaration.html
I will be recommending to anyone I know or meet that they not do business with Bank of America.
|5/12/2012 11:53:41||Brock Townsend||North Carolina||Free North CarolinaI know of two individuals who closed their accounts as a result of this endeavor. I haven’t had an account with them for about ten years and will do my best to persuade others to leave also.|
|5/12/2012 12:02:43||New York||I belong to a rifle and pistol club. We are at present waiting for the last checks to clear, and are then closing our account, because of BofA actions to drop McMillan Arms as a customer. |
Evidently the second amendment means nothing to BofA.
|5/12/2012 12:04:42||Diane||North Carolina||My husband will be closing his business account there this coming week. He is a huge supporter of gun rights.|
|5/12/2012 12:13:06||Robert A Inabinette||I closed my wife’s account with BofA in 1980. I closed a trust account in 2001 that I controlled with BofA and moved it to Everbank.com where I increased the intrest by 4 times.BofA is the worst of the worst!|
|5/12/2012 12:23:05||Diane Rufino||North Carolina||In addition to sharing this with my husband, who will close his business account with Bank of America this coming week, I’ve shared this article with my Tea Party group (posted on website), posted it on facebook with the Republican Women’s group, and sent it out as a email blast to other conservative leaders in the state and in other states.|
|5/12/2012 13:14:37||Rich Timm||TX||I have never had a BoA acct and I will never have one. I only deal with my small town bank. It so happens that that bank is one of the most financially stable banks in the state.|
|5/12/2012 15:13:11||Papa Mike||Texas||Removed any and all funds and returned credit/debt cards.|
|5/12/2012 20:55:08||Richard Daniel||Georgia||Opened my account at a Credit Union and am in the process of closing my personal and business accounts.|
|5/12/2012 21:30:42||RedWulf||LA||I stopped banking with them several years ago. Now I’m sharing their anti-2nd amendment stance with everyone I can; family &friends, coworkers, facebook, other blogs. I will also be writing a letter directly to BoA stating how anti-American this stance is and that they should change their name accordingly.|
|5/13/2012 10:57:09||Tony||Florida||Closing a total of five checking and savings accounts, and closing to a BoA credit card that’s been in place for almost 25 years. The McMillan offense was the final straw for me!I run the blog GunRights4US at http://www.gunrights4usall.blogspot.com/ and I will definitely be linking back to your very compelling post.|
|5/13/2012 14:13:34||Hognutz||S.C.||Pissed on their building.|
|5/13/2012 20:52:38||Jeff Reid||CT||Closed all “main stream” bank accounts choosing instead a local credit union. I further removed all funds from mutual fund accounts, and the like. Choosing instead to invest what little I have with a fraternal society.Let’s starve BofA, JPM, Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo and the rest.III|
|5/14/2012 11:23:28||KS||Copy and paste declaration|
|5/14/2012 12:37:47||Usdi Yona||Oklahoma||After BofA started providing services to illegal immigrants without requiring legal documentation of identity and immigration status, I stopped using BofA for any and every service. That was 5-7 years ago. I see nothing in their behavior to indicate that they care about the Republic or its free citizens.|
|5/14/2012 16:53:39||Curtis – Battlefield USA||California||Closed all accounts several months ago and opened local bank accounts.|
|5/14/2012 18:27:14||Pete Ferron||TX||Extrapolating BOA actions to other large financial institutions, closed all accounts with same & moved assets to a local Credit Union and to a local bank, both in sound condition and good reputation.|
|5/14/2012 19:45:33||John Shield||California||Set up account to cash BofA checks at different bank.|
|5/14/2012 22:47:29||Teresa Sue Delight Hoke House||Washington||I will continue to educate people about the actions of Bank of America in the hopes that they will withdraw their support and business from the Bank of America.|
|5/15/2012 1:14:57||unclescott||CO||I will do no business with BOA and I am posting that fact on every blog and social network that I am associated with…|
House Republicans are getting ready for the battle to November and are finding ways to get House Leadership, in particular Speaker John Boehner, into fighting mode for the months ahead. Boehner is being pushed to take bolder steps toward advancing a conservative agenda and holding Attorney General Eric Holder accountable for deliberately failing to comply with a subpoena from the House Oversight Committee regarding Operation Fast and Furious. Boehner has been balking at moving forward with contempt charges for Holder, leaving members of the Oversight Committee frustrated after more than a year of investigation into the lethal scandal. More from POLITICO:The feeling was best illustrated Wednesday at the Capitol Hill Club, a private GOP haunt adjacent to the Republican National Committee’s offices.
Enjoy these photos from the 100 year re-dedication ceremony on Lebanon’s town square. We appreciate everyone who made this event a success!
Just in case his billion-dollar blockbuster wasn't realistic enough for you, not to mention the new $18 million 3D version, James Cameron has created another film about the Titanic, which presents its final minutes in stunning detail.
"From iceberg to bottom, it's never been animated so precisely and so dramatically," the Canadian ubermensch and premier Titanic obsessive says in the trailer to "Titanic: The Final Word With James Cameron," which premieres on the National Geographic Channel on April 8.
Having logged more than 30 dives to the Titanic wreck and a record for recently reaching the Challenger Deep alone, Cameron is uniquely suited to investigating the disaster. He's often said he made the feature film just so he could dive the wreck itself.
Nonetheless, he assembled a team of eight experts for the documentary, which also features a 42-foot Titanic replica.
More @ CNET
It was an awful welcome to Tampa Bay for a young soldier. Police say the victim of a violent beating caught on camera is 24 years old and has lived in Tampa for less than a month.
He's a U.S. Army soldier assigned to MacDill Air Force Base and lives not far from the base at Dale Mabry Hwy. and Interbay Blvd.
Police say Sunday morning, at around 3 a.m., the soldier's car broke down a few miles from home along Westshore Blvd.The attack came when he was walking home and using Iowa St. to get from Westshore to Dale Mabry. At the intersection of Iowa and Renellie Dr., the man came into the view of a neighbor's motion-activated security camera.
A group of three young men is seen walking ahead of the soldier. Police say one of the men in the group doubled back and asked to soldier to borrow a dollar. When the soldier reached for his wallet, the first punch flew.
The first, tremendous sucker punch laid the victim onto the ground. The other two men joined in, punching and kicking the soldier.
A fourth man comes sprinting into view from the left edge of the video. The new attacker -- a man the soldier said he had walked past earlier -- joined in the beating.
More with video and slideshow @ 10 News
Gallup released their annual state-by-state presidential approval numbers yesterday, and the results should have 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue very worried. If President Obama carries only those states where he had a net positive approval rating in 2011 (e.g. Michigan where he is up 48 percent to 44 percent), Obama would lose the 2012 election to the Republican nominee 323 electoral votes to 215.
Overall, Obama averaged 44% job approval in his third year in office, down from 47% in his second year. His approval rating declined from 2010 to 2011 in most states, with Wyoming, Connecticut, and Maine showing a marginal increase, and Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Minnesota, New Jersey, Arizona, West Virginia, Michigan, and Georgia showing declines of less than a full percentage point. The greatest declines were in Hawaii, South Dakota, Nebraska, and New Mexico.
More @ The Washington Examiner
Poll: Romney up, Obama down among women
Mitt Romney's support among registered voters who are women has grown and is slightly above President Barack Obama's, according to a poll released Monday.
The CBS News/New York Times poll shows Obama's support among female voters dropping five points over the last two months, from 49% to 44%. Romney is up 3 from 43% to 46% within that coveted demographic, according to the survey. The margin is still within the survey's sampling error, however.
Prior polling, including a mid-April CNN/ORC International poll, showed Obama ahead among women, with the CNN survey giving the president a 16-point advantage. That survey took place in the wake of a Democratic strategist and CNN contributor saying Romney's wife had "never worked a day in her life."
More @ Political Ticker