My first thought is, damn what a job, no thank you! I noticed in the news a few moments ago about Our Newest United States Supreme Court Justice Mr. Kavanaugh. The article was from ‘The Hill’ about Mr. Kavanaugh having issued his first Decision while on The Bench.
First I would like to say Howdy Judge to this Very Honorable Position you find yourself in. Now this note is to all of you folks who find yourself sitting on a position where you are required to sit in Judgement. I am thankful that I sit on no judgement seats. I pray that I will never be forced to toward another.
Well, what do you think about a person who is a Judge or aspires to become a Judge? I think that this is a Hugely difficult job to be put in charge of, or even a job anyone would want. I would not want to be anyones judge. What I honestly care less about is if a Judge carries an (R) or a (D) with their name as it seems it is a necessary evil at this moment. What I want from a Sitting Judge is for them to be honest to their Constitutional Beliefs. I just want Judge Kavanaugh to be Pro U.S. Constitution.
Again, I am so glad that I do not have to be a Judge.
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A 20-year-old man in Texas was arrested Saturday and charged in the death of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes, who was shot and killed while riding in a car with her family in Houston. Another man is being held in connection with the shooting but has not yet been charged, a lawyer for the girl’s family said.
Eric Black Jr., 20, was charged with capital murder and appeared in court early Sunday morning, wearing handcuffs and an orange jumpsuit. He was ordered held without bail. A prosecutor said Black admitted to driving the car when his passenger opened fire.
Lee Merritt, an attorney for the Barnes family, told CBS News another suspect had also been arrested.
The shooting occured in Houston on Dec. 30 when a car pulled alongside the vehicle carrying Barnes and her family at a stoplight and a gunman opened fire. Jazmine died of a gunshot wound to the head, and her mother was hit in the arm.
LaPorsha Washington, Jazmine’s mother, said in the days following the shooting that she believed it was racially motivated. Her 15-year-old daughter, who was also in the car, initially said the shooter was a white man in a red truck, and police released an artist’s sketch Thursday showing a thin, white man with a 5 o’clock shadow. Black, the alleged driver, is African American. The full name of the alleged gunman is not yet known, but Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said Sunday the individual is also African American.
In a press conference Sunday afternoon, Gonzalez said there was indeed a red truck at the stoplight when shots rang out, but said investigators now believe the person or people in the truck were nothing more than witnesses. He urged the unidentified driver of the truck to come forward.
Gonzalez said investigators don’t believe “in any way” that family members were involved in anything “nefarious.” He added that investigators believe two people were involved in the shooting, but would not comment further since Black is the only individual who has been charged.
“We feel that they were truthful. This just went down very quickly when the gunfire erupted,” Gonzalez said. “You’re talking about small children — they witnessed something very traumatic. And it is possible that the last thing they did see was indeed that red truck and that driver that was in that truck, and that’s what they remembered last.”
Earlier Sunday, a prosecutor presented details of the case against Black at a hearing at Probable Cause Court in downtown Houston. Appearing by video conference, the prosecutor said Gonzalez had received an anonymous tip passed along by journalist and activist Shaun King. The source implicated two men identified as “LW” and “EB” in the shooting after authorities asked the public for help identifying the assailants.
The source for the tip said the suspects thought the vehicle carrying Jazmine was another vehicle they had seen earlier in the day, the prosecutor said, and didn’t realize they had hit the wrong vehicle until seeing the news later that day.
The source provided the sheriff with the name of an Instagram account used by one of the suspects, which investigators determined belonged to Black, the prosecutor said.
On Saturday, police stopped Black in a grey Kia for failing to signal when changing lanes, and held him for suspected marijuana possession after a deputy said he saw a plastic bag with what appeared to be marijuana in his glove box when Black opened it to find his insurance card. The officer searched Black’s car, found more marijuana and detained him, the prosecutor said.
Homicide detectives interviewed Black on Saturday, and the prosecutor said Black admitted to driving the vehicle involved in the shooting. Black told investigators “LW” — identified in court only as “Larry” — was seated in the front passenger seat of a rental car and fired at the vehicle carrying Jazmine. Black returned that rental car after the shooting and picked up the car he was driving when he was pulled over Saturday.
The prosecutor said in Sunday’s hearing that Black then agreed to a search of his residence, where police found a 9 mm pistol consistent with shell casings found at the site of the shooting.
Gonzales, the sheriff, said Sunday that police had received more than 1,000 tips in the case. A reward of $100,000 had been offered for information leading to an arrest. At a rally in Houston on Saturday, more than 500 people honored Jazmine and helped raise money for the family.
Zachary Hudak contributed reporting.
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Hi friends, how are you doing? 2019 is almost upon us and I have been thinking about where I was this time last year. I remember being fed up, annoyed, dissatisfied, overwhelmed and very frustrated with my blogging journey. At that point I wasn’t on WordPress, I was using the Wix platform because I felt it was easier to create a blog from scratch (without having knowledge of css). That was the time (the very last time) I would ever decide to give up on my blog and quit. Fast forward one year later and here I am with a whole new journey but this time it feels right. Using WordPress feels right. Words by Wildflower feels right. What I’ve chosen to write about feels right. My theme and layout feel so right. I am so grateful that I decided to delete everything and start over. I couldn’t see it…