Monday, April 23, 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012

Lauren Conrad's New Beverly Hills Pad: A mixture of popcorn ceilings and parquet floors!

This place is not something i would buy, looks to me like maybe it's an investment because it is so dated.  I wonder if the pool is hers or the buildings, i would guess the buildings.  I bet this place needs 250k in renovations.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Anyone think Kristin Cavallari is faking her pregnancy?

Just throwing it out there, i mean we all know Beyonce used a surrogate right?

What does Lauren Conrad's FRENEMY Jenn Bunney look like in 2012?

What do ya'll think?

George Zimmerman: What does 2nd Degree Murder in Florida entail?

Second degree murder cases often involve a death that allegedly occurred because of a heat of passion or act that was so dangerous is warrants a criminal action be brought against the Defendant. The classic example is the spouse who finds their partner having an affair with another person and immediately acts to kill either the partner or the partner's lover. In order to convict a defendant in Florida of Second-degree murder, the State of Florida must prove the following three elements beyond a reasonable doubt:

The victim is dead;

The death was caused by the criminal act of the defendant;

There was an unlawful killing of the victim by an act imminently dangerous to another and demonstrating a depraved mind without regard for human life.

Understanding a second degree murder can be more confusing than the more serious first degree murder. The "criminal act" reference in the statute must be a single event or series of related actions arising from and performed pursuant to a single design or purpose of committing the murder or creating the dangerous condition that led to the death. Although second-degree murder can carry a potential incarceration of up to life in prison, the death penalty cannot be imposed on a person found guilty of second-degree murder.

Whether a Defendant's actions could have been reasonably foreseen as endangering a human life to the point of warranting a prosecution is a question for the jury and where a skilled defense lawyer can be most helpful. Examples may include the negligent supervision of a child or of the elderly by an adult, or other reckless behavior that led to the death of another person.

Unlike in a first degree or felony murder prosecution, a grand jury does not need to indict the defendant before a prosecution may begin. Second degree murders often are decided on the "common sense" of the jury. Whether a person's actions amount to the requisite intent or recklessness to warrant conviction is often left up to the jury's determination.

The defense of a second degree murder often comes from a defense's argument that the death was justified, excusable, or was self-defense. A Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer can help defend in your Florida Second Degree Murder charge. Each case is unique so contact us as soon as possible to discuss the charges.

Lauren Conrad with jeans and a casual men's button down for a night out!

George Zimmerman to be charged this evening, April 11, 2012 at 6 PM EST

George Zimmerman according to multiple outlets will be charged this evening around 6 pm.

According to FL law a grand jury must be called in a Murder 1 case. So expect Murder 2 or more likely Manslaughter, Assualt with a Deadly Weapon type charges.

Unless, there is new evidence and/or the witness who saw Trayvon on top of George does not testify then you should expect an acquittal or a hung jury as there is no way 12 people will hear this case and all think George is guilty.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Talking on Trayvon Martin

Trayvon Martin is a late teen, young man who was shot during the course of events on a pre Spring night in the early evening by a late 20's man.

The colors shouldn't matter.

Trayvon was a 6'3 150 pound football player, the shooter a stocky man looking in decent shape and weighing 200 or more pounds.

The scene, a misty night, street lights, a townhome/cluster home community with recent crime at dusk/evening.

Trayvon, walking home from a 7/11 type store back to his father's girlfriends home, is wearing a hoodie and jeans, drinking tea and eating skittles.

George, the shooter is patrolling the neighborhood, as I mentioned earlier the neighborhood was the victim on ongoing crime.

George spots Trayvon and calls 911, noting the stranger appears to be on drugs and is looking around.  Officers are dispatched and George is told "you don't need to that" in regards to following Trayvon.

Trayvon is talking to a young lady friend who tells Trayvon to run when he tells her that someone is following him.  He tells her he will walk quickly.  Before the phone goes dead she says Trayvon says "why are you following me", George replies "why are you here"?

This is where we only seem to have one witness after this point, a man sees Trayvon on top George striking him, when the man goes upstairs, Trayvon is now shot and lying in the grass.

Many neighbors heard yells of "Help" and struggling and then a shot.  I believe 6 called 911.

It is argued by both families that the person yelling help is their son.  Quite frankly from a 911 call it is hard to tell which is yelling help.

Police arrive, George states he is on his way back to his vehicle to wait for police when Trayvon confronts him, they struggle and George shoots him in self defense.

Trayvon is dead.

Police upon review and based on injuries they see believe George and do not charge him.

Based upon what we know now and the information may change, the Prosecutor is likely to make a decision on this case and charges in the next 72 hours.

Now my take:

I don't have any issue with neighborhood watch.  It's a good thing.  That said, if I saw a young man in my neighborhood at 8 in the evening, walking down the street, I have serious doubts I do anything at all.  11 or 12 on Sunday night and a kid is walking down the street on a school night, I probably do watch him and may well call authorities as that would be strange.

I have no issue if George asked him why he was there and identified himself as neighborhood watch and frankly I would expect Trayvon to answer repectfully that he was walking home to meet his father.  That is how this should have ended, a short, polite conversation.

I do take issue with George doing anything after calling 911 and no, although he had all the proper paper work he should not have been carrying a gun in his waistband.  That to me is asking for trouble.

Will George be charged?  Likely yes, when a special prosecutor is appointed, charges of some kind usually follow.  I would suspect George will be charged with some type of manslaughter because unless there is new evidence, I don't see any way 12 people on a jury agree on murder.

If I was on that jury and had only the evidence I know now and at a trial we will know far more, how close to Trayvon was George when he shot him, was Trayvon on drugs, those questions will be answered.  But knowing only what I know now, personally, I could not convict Geoege Zimmeran with the witness saying Trayvon was on top of him, I have to give George the benefit of the doubt that he feared for his life.

All of that said, my mind is not made up as new evidence will be made public if he is charged.

I will save my contempt for Trayvon's father for another blog.

I do not believe George should be tried just for the sake of trying of him, if after police, prosecutors and special prosecutors, the FBI, the State of FL investigators have eyeballed this and decide not to charge him, society should be satisfied, that is a lot of eyes that will have looked at this situation.

No one should have made up their mind on this based on the conflicting stories and evidence, if you have, you need to look within.

This situation to me is an ugly mess of a teen(teens by very nature have attitude and can not properly evaluate risk), a man with good intentions but clouded by fear, anger and adrenaline coming together and ending in tradgedy. One thing that does not resonate is the color of eithers skin.

Lauren Conrad with a cute look for Spring!

Quick Take: Ozzie Guillen, His comments on Castro

Guillen, a Venezuelan, told Time magazine he loves Castro and respects the Cuban dictator for staying in power so long.

First, Guillen's first language is not english.  So we have to consider he may have simply chosen the wrong words although I would think he would understand what "love" and "respect" mean.  So I dismiss that argument.

Here's where I take issue, no one any longer can say what they feel, far too many people jump to attack a sentence or two in an interview that was likely hours and hours.  I understand full well what Castro has done to the Cuban people and while I don't agree with OG, he should be allowed to say what he thinks. 

In this era of blogging and social media, people are far too quick to bandwagon on the popular opinion, in this case, they scream, "OZZIE SHOULD BE FIRED".  Why?  For an opinion?  He is a baseball coach, evaluate him on his record coaching baseball.

Next time you read a tweet, do some research, let it marinate, before you jump to a conclusion.

Amanda Bynes, the DUI: Father says she blew a 0.0?

This morning Amanda Bynes father came out and said his daughter is not a drunk and his understanding is she blew a 0.0 on a police administered breath test.

My initial reaction was "then why was she arrested"?

However, my second reaction was "under the influence" is not just drinking, which begs the question is Amanda Bynes a drug addict?

Monday, April 9, 2012

Lauren Conrad teaching fashion!

Lauren Conrad pretty much rules out a return to TV and says what we all new, she's done with Heidi Montag!

Lauren Conrad can forgive, but she can't forget.

"I don't talk to Heidi [Montag]," The Hills alum, 26, tells the new issue of Us Weekly (out Friday). "I still hang out with Stephanie [Pratt] a lot. I run into the other girls and say hi, but everyone is so busy doing their own thing. It's nice to see them every once in a while."

Conrad, who's promoting the release of her new novel, The Fame Game, says that while she's "grateful" for her time on MTV, she's happy "not being filmed all the time."

"I miss a lot of people that I got to work with, though. I had such a nice experience with everyone," Conrad explains. "I still keep in touch with a lot of the people from production and people I got to work with. I miss seeing them every day, but I'm happier now."

Would Conrad ever consider doing a reality TV show again?

"Never say never, but as of now, I'm not currently looking to be on television. I think I'm in a good place where I'm very busy and I'm very fortunate to be able to do a lot of things that I really enjoy doing. Maybe someday."

For more on Conrad -- including the latest on her love life, exclusive details on The Fame Game, and much more! -- pick up the new issue of Us Weekly, on sale Friday.