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Will New York Cave-In And Create An Intervention Stand Your Ground Law?

There’s a Change.org petition.  The title of the petition reads, “18-year old high school football player has been charged with murder defending his mom.”  The petition asks that all charges against Luis Moux be dropped. I read the body of the petition three times and after a very long sigh, decided that I would share this.

Luis Moux

According to CBS News, and the New York Post, Stanley Washington, (43-years old) arrived at the apartment where Luis Moux and his 37-year old mom, Lorena Sesemer live.  An altercation took place between them and Luis found Washington on top of his mom.  Luis wrapped his arm around Washington’s neck to pull him off his mom.  Washington fell unconscious and died.

The New York Daily News reports that Luis had bite marks on his forearm and knee.

Luis was charged with manslaughter.  Some reports say that Luis bail was set at $50K.  Others say that his bail was set at $25K cash.  Either way, Luis has been released on bail.

According to police, the boyfriend, Stanley Washington had a long criminal history that ranges from assault to criminal possession of a weapon, to menacing, criminal trespass and possession and sale of marijuana. Police had been to Sesemer’s apartment several times in the past to sort out domestic disputes involving Washington.

The New York Post reports that Stanley’s brother stated that he had taken care of Luis since he was 2-years old and that his brother was not violent.  Djuana Martinez, identified as Stanley Washington’s wife, said that Stanley “has a heart of gold.”

That is the story.

People, this is where the rubber meets the road.  I am now coming back full-circle to where I was during the George Zimmerman case.  Anyone who follows this blog should know that I stand for equality for all and that includes equal justice.  You might also know that I am opposed to Stand Your Ground law.  This particular case, for me, is not one of taking sides of who is right or wrong.  Rather, this is a case of people being careful of the things they request or demand of government officials in petitions. This is why … Read the rest of this entry

New York Cop Charged With Murder For The Death Of Deborah Danner

Deborah Danner

Deborah Danner was a 66-year old senior citizen with schizophrenia.  On October 18, 2016, Deborah was in her Bronx apartment when a neighbor called the police and reported that Deborah was screaming. New York City Police Sergeant Hugh Barry arrived on the scene.

Initially, the police said that Sergeant Barry persuaded Ms. Danner to drop a pair of scissors, but that she picked up a bat and tried to swing at him. Several other officers were at the scene, in the building at 630 Pugsley Avenue, but only Sergeant Barry was in the bedroom with Ms. Danner.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and the police commissioner, James P. O’Neill, said Sergeant Barry failed to follow police protocol for dealing with people with mental illness. Specifically, he did not use his stun gun to try to subdue Ms. Danner, and he did not wait for a specialized Emergency Service Unit to arrive. Read the rest of this entry

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