Today at the Editor’s glance: In court: Felony court is off all week, misdemeanor court will put in some work Monday and Tuesday and rest the remainder of the week. Flagler County schools are closed for students and teachers this week, though of course that doesn’t necessarily mean Jill Woolbright won’t file a criminal complaint against a school employee. The Bunnell City Commission meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall. The commission is expected to approve an application for a $12 million loan (with $4 million in potential loan forgiveness) from a state revolving fund to finance the reconstruction and expansion of the city’s sewer plant. It is the 58th anniversary of the assassination of John Kennedy, the last president to be (successfully) assassinated. Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan were both targets of attempted assassinations. Now this:
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“But I tell you the New Frontier is here, whether we seek it or not. Beyond that frontier are the uncharted areas of science and space, unsolved problems of peace and war, unconquered pockets of ignorance and prejudice, unanswered questions of poverty and surplus. It would be easier to shrink back from that frontier, to look to the safe mediocrity of the past, to be lulled by good intentions and high rhetoric–and those who prefer that course should not cast their votes for me, regardless of party. But I believe the times demand new invention, innovation, imagination, decision. I am asking each of you to be pioneers on that New Frontier. My call is to the young in heart, regardless of age–to all who respond to the Scriptural call: “Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed.” For courage–not complacency–is our need today–leadership–not salesmanship. And the only valid test of leadership is the ability to lead, and lead vigorously. A tired nation, said David Lloyd George, is a Tory nation–and the United States today cannot afford to be either tired or Tory.”
–From John F. Kennedy’s acceptance speech for the presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention, July 15, 1960.
JOE STOLFI says
IT’S A SAD DAY ..
It is the 58th anniversary of the assassination of John Kennedy, the last president to be (successfully) assassinated.
Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan were both targets of attempted assassinations.
WILL WE EVER KNOW THE TRUTH ?
What no one seems to be talking about is the completely confusing, loop hole ridden, gun regulation laws of Wisconsin that allowed a 17 year old to attend a protest with an assault styled weapon to begin with. Work “should” begin immediately to completely rewrite the statute to make sure it clearly meets cohesive legal standards.
How in the world did the local police let Kyle roam the streets, after curfew, armed in this way without even stopping him and questioning his actions?
Now that Kyle has raised over 2 million dollars from his murders. . . hopefully there will be “civil suits” against him, against the city, the police, and Dominick Black.
Here is the statute that also covers the “illegal” action of Dominick Black in buying the gun for a minor and then giving it to him on that terribly fateful night:
The statute is 948.60(2)(c):
(a) Any person under 18 years of age who possesses or goes armed with a dangerous weapon is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(b) Except as provided in par. (c), any person who intentionally sells, loans or gives a dangerous weapon to a person under 18 years of age is guilty of a Class I felony.
948.60(2)(c) (c) Whoever violates par. (b) is guilty of a Class H felony if the person under 18 years of age under par. (b) discharges the firearm and the discharge causes death to himself, herself or another.
A subparagraph of the statute creates an exception that shows Kyle and Dominick were not in violation: 948.60(3)(c)
(c) This section applies only to a person under 18 years of age who possesses or is armed with a rifle or a shotgun if the person is in violation of s. 941.28 or is not in compliance with ss. 29.304 and 29.593. This section applies only to an adult who transfers a firearm to a person under 18 years of age if the person under 18 years of age is not in compliance with ss. 29.304 and 29.593 or to an adult who is in violation of s. 941.28.
One of the things which happened during Kyle’s testimony in his case, as he demonstrated he understood Wisconsin weapons law better than ADA Binger did.
For Kyle, the maximum penalties are a fine of up to $10,000 and or up to nine months in jail.
For Dominick, the maximum penalties are a fine of up to $10,000 and/or six years in prison for each charge. Dominick is facing up to twelve years in prison.
The charges against Dominick are a powerful weapon for a prosecutor to use to compel cooperation by a witness.
It is likely one of ADA Binger’s main goals to confiscate and destroy the two rifles. As Dominick was the legal owner of the rifles, the rifles would normally be returned to him, if he were not convicted of a crime. Gun confiscation would send a powerful message to the population, that owning guns is a bad idea.
Dominick’s trial date was then scheduled to proceed after Kyle’s trial date.
Tj Miller says
It was self defense end of story you triggered crybaby liberals
The “united” states of America value guns over human lives, period. Doing absolutely nothing after sandy hook solidifies that.
Raised over 2 million. It is a good time fir the victim,s family to file suits. I hope they will break him.
Ahhhh. . . again. . . fear and hate filled cult members without the intelligence to comment on facts resorting to asinine name calling. . . how very pathetic!
However, it does indicate the need for better education in our country.