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Steven Perez

Steven Perez

Rabbit of the Radical Mien. Hopping Master of the White Rain. As old as my skin, and a little older than my teeth. GV: (830) 743-9770.
My fitbit #Fitstats for 11/25/2014: 3,191 steps and 1.5 miles traveled. http://www.fitbit.com/user...
My fitbit #Fitstats for 11/25/2014: 3,191 steps and 1.5 miles traveled. http://www.fitbit.com/user/253ZNF
lop-cocoa: photography by my brother. - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
lop-cocoa:
  
photography by my brother.
bunniesarethebest: -batb - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
bunniesarethebest:
  
-batb
ghibli-bunny: The day we picked up Luffy - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
ghibli-bunny:
  
The day we picked up Luffy
pycbunnies: Yogurt and Coco got into MIT! So smart just like their dad. - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
pycbunnies:
  
Yogurt and Coco got into MIT! So smart just like their dad.
Ethan and I are drawing whales. We're getting better and better.
Spouts! Put some really really big spouts on those suckers! - SAM
RT @teapartycat: I don't know why people donated money to defend Darren Wilson when Robert McCulloch was willing to do it for free: http://assholeoftheday.us/post...
RT @teapartycat: I don't know why people donated money to defend Darren Wilson when Robert McCulloch was willing to do it for free: http://assholeoftheday.us/post/103589392230/robert-mcculloch-asshole-of-the-day-for-november
assholeofday: Robert McCulloch, Asshole of the Day for November 25, 2014 by TeaPartyCat (Follow @TeaPartyCat) Prosecutor Robert McCulloch delayed revealing the decision of the grand jury until 8:00 last night. And then, even though he’d had the decision all day, he showed up 20 minutes late and then proceeded to patronizingly lecture all the... - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
assholeofday:
 
Robert McCulloch, Asshole of the Day for November 25, 2014
 
by TeaPartyCat (Follow @TeaPartyCat)
 
Prosecutor Robert McCulloch delayed revealing the decision of the grand jury until 8:00 last night. And then, even though he’d had the decision all day, he showed up 20 minutes late and then proceeded to patronizingly lecture all the people listening for the next 40 minutes. Somewhere in there he mentioned the one thing everyone tuned in to hear— the decision— but delivered in the same monotone as the rest. It’s almost like he thought people were there for him. Perhaps he’ll be running for office soon.
 
But of course they weren’t there for him. They wanted to know whether a white policeman would have to stand trial for shooting an unarmed black man. And the answer was no, he will not stand trial.
 
But what did Mr. McCulloch tell us? Let’s go through all the bullshit.
 
#1 McCulloch broke procedure. Rather than seek an indictment and steer the jury to select the charge he feels appropriate and then let a trial decide conviction, he just dumped every detail on them like it was a trial. Except unlike a trial, it was secret and the prosecutor was actually defending the policeman and there was no one actually trying to get an indictment. Or as Eric Boehlert of Media Matters points out:
  
If McCullough thinks presenting an entire trial’s worth of evidence to the grand jury was “good idea,” why’s he never done it before?
 — Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) 
November 25, 2014 
#2 He claims that the grand jury was like a real trial. Which he says to dismiss those who say a real trial is needed. So he had a real trial— but it was secret. No need for the public to know.
 
And here’s what’s so frustrating— without a public trial and with him breaking procedure, he still wants to pretend that a black family can get the same justice as everyone else. Nope. They got this. Justice isn’t blind, not when it’s Robert McCulloch in charge.
 
#3 He patronizingly lectured everyone, blaming media and social media alike. The only blameless people in his eyes are himself and Darren Wilson.
 
The comments he made were comical— and covered with headlines like "St. Louis prosecutor McCulloch roasted online for indicting everybody but Darren Wilson".
 
And he blames social media for what, for keeping it a story? For making him do his job? To make sure that someone looked into this? Whether they get all the facts right, until all the facts are out, people are entitled to their feelings and wanting to know.
 
And for all his talk, there’s still some problems he didn’t settle. I highlighted this one last night: He says it was about the robbery, but Ferguson Police Chief said Darren Wilson didn’t know about that. What changed? That was a week after the shooting, not a few hours later. A week after the department says he doesn’t know. That seems important.
 
And here’s a few more questions (emphasis added):
  
Question: Had this been a completely different sort of incident, one in which an officer had been killed, would you have instructed the jury in the same way?
 
Answer: Oh, hell no.
 
In the majority of incidents—make that every other type of incident—McCulloch actively speaks with the jury, directing them in what to look for, discussing possible charges, clearing up issues, actively seeking an indictment. He didn’t do that in this case. In this case, the grand jury was given a mountain of evidence, and next to no help in how they should deal with it. It’s exactly how McCulloch would not handle any other case. This “hands off” attitude wasn’t just unusual, it’s precisely a negation of what a prosecutor is asked to do. McCulloch didn’t prosecute. This case was given very special treatment, treatment designed to promote the sort of confusion that leads to “no true bill.”
 
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How is it that Wilson having “made” Brown as a suspect in a robbery, called for backup, but that call is not recorded in any of the released transcripts of police communications? That whole section of McCulloch’s statement, covering Wilson’s extremely unusual testimony before the grand jury, is completely at odds with everything we were told for the last four months.
  
How indeed. I’d guess McCulloch would blame social media, the media, and everyone who reported what the Ferguson Chief of Police said after one week of fact gathering.
 
So in conclusion, he conducted a trial in secret, not a grand jury inquiry. Rather than make his case, he did a trial, and did his best to lose. He’s the fucking prosecutor, but every indication is he argued against charges. And then he patronizingly blames everyone but himself and the shooter. And for that, Robert McCulloch is the Asshole of the Day.
 
It is Robert McCulloch’s first time being named Asshole of the Day.
 
Full story: Talking Points Memo and Political Animal and Daily Kos.
Driving to Laguna Niguel, sharing real-time road info with wazers in my area. ETA 7:01 PM using @waze - Drive Social.
RT @kidnoble: Beautiful. #BlackLivesMatter RT @deray: America protests. The movement lives. #Ferguson http://t.co/c67wuaCUir
RT @kidnoble: Beautiful. #BlackLivesMatter RT @deray: America protests. The movement lives. #Ferguson http://t.co/c67wuaCUir
How a Century of Racist Policies Made Ferguson Into a Pocket of Concentrated Despair http://billmoyers.com/2014... via @BillMoyersHQ
How a Century of Racist Policies Made Ferguson Into a Pocket of Concentrated Despair http://bit.ly/1zWlbDV via @BillMoyersHQ
RT @bunnybuddhism: If I take some quiet time today, I will be a more peaceful bunny tomorrow.
Marcus now laughs when I smile at him. I think we've bonded.
‘The Ghost of Tom Joad’ by Rage Against the Machine It seems to fit this week. - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
‘The Ghost of Tom Joad’ by Rage Against the Machine
It seems to fit this week.
Marcus loves his Unca Steeben. Specifically, he loves Unca Steeben's knuckles. They must be quite tasty. Also, Marcus has very sharp teeth. Unca Steeben's knuckles will take some time to regrow the skin.
time for lunch: grilled cheese, broccoli cheddar soup, cherry pastry and green tea #badfoodphotographyhttp://instagram.com/p...
time for lunch: grilled cheese, broccoli cheddar soup, cherry pastry and green tea #badfoodphotography… http://instagram.com/p/v1j01eqkBK/
time for lunch: grilled cheese, broccoli cheddar soup, cherry pastry and green tea #badfoodphotography #vacation (at Panera Bread) - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
time for lunch: grilled cheese, broccoli cheddar soup, cherry pastry and green tea #badfoodphotography #vacation (at Panera Bread)
Had a busy morning. Discussed aerodynamics, engine parts and geometry in animated vehicles with Ethan, then sang Marcus to sleep.
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