Ariel Sharon — dead

I’d say this inevitable event came much too soon. Sharon would have lived another 1,000 years if the universe were a justice machine. But it isn’t.

He no longer suffers. His friends and admirers ought to rejoice.

Think ALEC

Judd Legum of ThinkProgress reported that:

Police Chief Steve Bracknell, who is responsible for the Florida town where George Zimmerman resides, agreed in a series of emails that Zimmerman is a “ticking time bomb” and another “Sandy Hook” waiting to happen.

Bracknell expressed his views in response to two emails from Santiago Rodriguez, who reached Bracknell through a contact form on the police department’s website. Bracknell confirmed the emails’ authenticity to ThinkProgress and subsequently tried to distance himself from the remarks.

ALEC refers, of course, the American Legislative Exchange Council, a well-funded policy shop dedicated to promoting a reactionary politics (about which, see this) and the source (.pdf) of the “stand your ground” legislation which protected George Zimmerman after he killed Trayvon Martin.

Paranoia the destroyer

Time names the Nobel Peace Laureate its Man of the Year

He shed a tear for the children Adam Lanza destroyed but not for those children he destroyed.

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Fullerton, CA Police murder Kelly Thomas, a homeless man suffering from schizophrenia:

Kelly Thomas after the beating which subsequently caused his death

Not guilty

George Zimmerman entered a not guilty plea to second degree murder changes. Zimmerman had apologized to Trayvon Martin’s parents during his April 20th Bond Hearing, a act that drew criticism and another apology from Zimmerman’s lawyer.

George Zimmerman appeared in courty today

Zimmerman is expected to plead not guilty at his arraignment, according to an Associated Press report.

George Zimmerman was charged with second degree murder

The charge carries a 25 year minimum sentence for the convicted.