An aside here. Is it me or do these people all look alike?
An aside here. Is it me or do these people all look alike?
Redus, a student at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas, was pulled over by campus police corporal Christopher Carter a few blocks from the student’s apartment. Redus had been driving under the influence.
An altercation soon broke out between Redus and Carter. According to Carter, Redus successfully wrested Carter’s police baton from his hands at one point, though the officer re-acquired it soon after.
According to a neighbor who overheard the incident, Carter then instructed Redus to surrender. Redus responded, “Oh, you’re gonna shoot me?” in a sarcastic tone.
Carter did just that. He shot Redus — who was unarmed — five times, according to an autopsy report.
The autopsy, performed by the Bexar County Medical Examiner December 7, shows Redus was shot in the left eye, the upper chest, the back, the left elbow and the right hip.
The medical examiner did note the bullet that entered Redus’ back ended up lodged in the sac surrounding his heart, and was “the most immediately lethal”.
The bullet entered the back, severed Redus’ spinal cord and struck a major blood vessel in his chest as well as his heart, according to the Bexar County Medical Examiner.
Redus’s friends described him as “gentle” and “well-liked.”
Carter is on “administrative leave” (police jargon for paid vacation as a reward for killing an innocent civilian) until the case can be rubber-stamped with the usual “justified shooting” and a wink and a nod.
The Redus Family Responded to the autopsy release with the following…
We would again like to express our appreciation for the love, support and interest in Cameron’s life and death. It’s difficult to express the comfort that we have found as a result of that ongoing kindness and concern.
We are devastated by information contained in the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Report. While the locations of the five shots that struck and killed Cameron were made public shortly after his slaying, the autopsy contained new details. We are stunned to learn that Cameron was shot in the back from very close range. The report also shows that the shot to his eye was delivered at a downward angle, again from very close range. That knowledge coupled with information from the earlier police report indicating that Cameron died on his back with his legs underneath him has left us heartbroken and shaken to the core.
The information in the toxicology report indicates that Cameron made some poor choices on the night prior to his death, including consuming alcohol in excess. He apparently operated his vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. The Redus family does not condone his actions and is disappointed that Cameron made these choices. We are thankful that Cameron arrived safely at his apartment and legally and properly parked his vehicle without harming anyone. He had exited his vehicle and was walking to his home when the encounter began. He posed no risk to public safety risk at that point.
We are confident that had this encounter taken place on a public roadway and during a routine traffic stop that Cameron’s alleged response and the ultimate outcome of this event would have been different. Cameron’s family also agrees with the opinion expressed by law enforcement officials that the outcome would have been different had a backup officer been on the scene.
One aspect of God’s saving grace is that we are not defined by our mistakes. Cameron’s mistakes do not negate the amazing and productive life he lived nor the loving, encouraging and compassionate person that he was. While mistakes do bear consequences, the extreme and brutal results of Cameron’s encounter with Officer Carter far exceed the magnitude of his mistakes.
We continue to wait on justice to be done and we maintain our faith and trust in God’s amazing love, of which many of you have been the agents.
Sincerely and lovingly,
Mickey and Valerie Redus and sons
A concerted effort to attack the Koch brothers is being mounted by the Democratic Party in their desperate attempt to keep control of the Senate in 2014. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is the point man as the party has accused the brothers of using their money to influence elections as well as block aid to Ukraine. Reid stood on the floor of the Senate last month and called the brothers “un-American” and said they were “trying to buy America.” Reid has suggested that the Kochs backed GOP lawmakers who would only allow aid to the Ukraine when IRS rules that targeted PACs such as their Americans’ for Prosperity were delayed. He whined that GOP senators defending the Kochs were standing for the Kochs’ “radical philosophy,” and moaned, “Is even one of you willing to stand up and disavow the Koch brothers’ radical agenda?”
This past week, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee stated, “Across the country Republican Senate candidates are embracing a dangerous agenda that’s good for billionaires like the Koch Brothers and bad for nearly everyone else in the country,” while at the same time they bragged that they had raked in a record-breaking February total of $6.8 million.
Reid, of course, will not mention California billionaire Tom Steyer, a staunch Democrat who is supposedly going to invest at least $50 million of his own money on attack ads against GOP members who argue against climate change. Nor will he mention George Soros, the multi-billionaire who has funded Democrat/Liberal causes for decades.
Read the whole article at Breitbart.com.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby. The crux of the administration’s argument in this case is that when Christians form a corporation they give up the right to freely exercise their religion—live according to their Christian beliefs—in the way they run their business.
It is in the context of this case, that the administration is making its argument that killing an embryo seeking to implant in his or her mother’s womb is not an abortion.
The dispute involves a regulation that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius issued under the Affordable Care Act. This regulation says that virtually all health insurance plans must cover, without any fees or co-pay, all FDA-approved “contraceptives.”
But what the FDA and the regulation call “contraceptives” include drugs and devices that sometimes work not by preventing conception but by ending a human life after conception. In other words, in these circumstances, the mandated drugs and devices are not contraceptives at all, but post-conception killing agents.
Even though science says human life begins at “fertilization,” the Obama Administration claims in its brief to the Supreme Court in the Hobby Lobby case that the Green family, which owns Hobby Lobby, came to this conclusion as a matter of “religious conviction.”
Read the full article at CNSNews.com.
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A Grand Valley State University student who claimed to be the victim of racist messages fabricated the incident, campus officials have determined.
In February, an African-American student reported that someone left racist messages and drawings on a whiteboard outside of their dorm room at Copeland Living Center on the Allendale, Michigan campus. The messages included anti-black phrases and a drawing of a person being hanged.
But police say that the markings were self-inflicted.
“The person believed to be responsible for the drawing and language written on the dry erase board is a Grand Valley student and the owner of the message board,”said Grand Valley police department chief Renee Freeman in a statement released Friday.
Read the full article at The Daily Caller.