Monday, April 20, 2015
The attorneys also cited unusually high publicity in this case as grounds for a change of venue and moving the trial out of Mecklenburg County, as well as permission to question potential jurors privately, permission to take the jury to the crime scene, prevent the state from referring to Ferrell as "victim" and sequester witnesses. One of the most detailed documents is the eight-page motion for change of venue. It outlines what Kerrick says happened that night on September 14, including that Ferrell never told officers he needed help or had been in a car accident, disobeyed multiple orders to stop advancing and get on the ground. Kerrick says he fired the first bullet after Ferrell sprinted toward him, was within arm's reach and reached toward his own waistband. After that shot, Kerrick says he and Ferrell fell to the ground in a ditch and fought, with Ferrell on top of Kerrick. Kerrick says Ferrell punched him in the face and grabbed his service weapon. Then, Kerrick fired his gun "several times," until he says he could get from underneath Ferrell and stop him from advancing. Kerrick fired 12 shots that night. 10 hit Ferrell. Kerrick remains on unpaid leave with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department as this case moves through the court system.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
We see The Masters as the quintessential display of Southernness, kind, genteel and compassionate. The holy grail of golf courses, Augusta National, represents everything to golf, and about golf.
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Not a whole lot to say about this expect that it was clearly a bad shoot.
Hard to say what was going through this officer's mind when the perp made a run for it. Willie (Walter Scott) wasn't very fast to begin with, easy to spot (fat black guy green tshirt missing a shoe), the middle of the day, no weapons, no warrants beyond a child support bench warrant, so what was the point of shooting him?
It doesn't look like there was any rage, he just mater of factly shot the guy. Forget the racism bull shit. There is no indication that this officer was a nego hating racist. Just a guy who mad a bad choice.
My thought is lack of training. Major lack of training.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
It didn't take long for word that Killingsworth Enviormental's President Mike Rogers, had told his employees to run over the "damn dog" rather than having an accident trying to avoid a dog in the road.
And it didn't take long for that "oh boy" moment to sink in, and Mike Rogers to post an apology on the company FaceBook page.