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Controversial indictment of woman who lost unborn baby in Alabama was the right call

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Controversial indictment of woman who lost unborn baby in Alabama was the right call

A month or so after Alabama passed significant Pro-Life legislation, a woman who lost her baby was indicted with manslaughter charges. The pro-abortion crowd took to Twitter to show that what we called fearmongering was a valid concern after all. A woman was shot while pregnant, lost the baby, and was charged with manslaughter. The shooter had charges dismissed. Only the facts of this case do not support the Left’s narratives. The incident happened in December of 2018, and the process has involved grand juries.

AL: Woman indicted in shooting death of her unborn child; charges against shooter dismissed

Marshae Jones, a 27-year-old Birmingham woman, was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury on a manslaughter charge. She was taken into custody on Wednesday.

Though Jones didn’t fire the shots that killed her unborn baby girl, authorities say she initiated the dispute that led to the gunfire. Police initially charged 23-year-old Ebony Jemison with manslaughter, but the charge against Jemison was dismissed after the grand jury failed to indict her.

The shooting happened about noon on Dec. 4, 2018, outside Dollar General on Park Road. Officers were dispatched to the scene on a report of someone shot but arrived to find the shooting victim – later identified as Jones – had been picked up and driven to Fairfield. Police and paramedics then found the Jones at a Fairfield convenience store.

“The investigation showed that the only true victim in this was the unborn baby,’’ Pleasant Grove police Lt. Danny Reid said at the time of the shooting. “It was the mother of the child who initiated and continued the fight which resulted in the death of her own unborn baby.

Reid said the fight stemmed over the unborn baby’s father. The investigation showed, he said, that it was Jones who initiated and pressed the fight, which ultimately caused Jemison to defend herself and unfortunately caused the death of the baby.

“Let’s not lose sight that the unborn baby is the victim here,’’ Reid said. “She had no choice in being brought unnecessarily into a fight where she was relying on her mother for protection.”

This is not an instance of police fishing for someone to blame for this tragic incident and failing with the shooter and picking the next target. Rather, the police never seemed to think the incident was Jemison’s fault.

12/6/18: Woman charged in Pleasant Grove shooting that killed unborn baby girl

Reid said “the mother’s involvement and culpability will be presented to a grand jury” to determine if she also will be charged in the incident.

He said the fight stemmed over the unborn baby’s father. “When a 5-month pregnant woman initiates a fight and attacks another person, I believe some responsibility lies with her as to any injury to her unborn child,’’ Reid said. “That child is dependent on its mother to try to keep it from harm, and she shouldn’t seek out unnecessary physical altercations.”

Lt. Reid has kept a consistent tale as to what happened during this incident since the beginning. The grand jury evidently believed the fault of the incident rested on Marshae Jones.

Issues at Play

Self defense and stand your ground would be the Left’s go-to, if the incident were not between to black women. Alabama law declares that a person has no duty to retreat when faced with attack. Jemison, in this instance, was found to be attacked by a grand jury. Thus, they found that her use of force was justified in defense of her own well-being.

The second issue worth addressing is the legitimacy of a grand jury. It was a grand jury that indicted and dismissed charges in this incident. A grand jury is when a person’s own peers determine that their is enough evidence to indict a person. The Left has a problem with grand juries, if we go back to when a grand jury found that there was no question as to whether Officer Darren Wilson violated the law as it related to the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson. But would they rather it had been a preliminary hearing?

Manslaughter Defined under Alabama Statute

(3) He or she commits or attempts to commit arson in the first degree, burglary in the first or second degree, escape in the first degree, kidnapping in the first degree, rape in the first degree, robbery in any degree, sodomy in the first degree, aggravated child abuse under Section 26-15-3.1 , or any other felony clearly dangerous to human life and, in the course of and in furtherance of the crime that he or she is committing or attempting to commit, or in immediate flight therefrom, he or she, or another participant if there be any, causes the death of any person.

Then there is the life issue which sensationalized this story to a national level. The people of Alabama are indicting Jones because they found enough evidence to accuse her of recklessly endangering her unborn daughter in a way that resulted in her untimely death. The pro-abortionists complain that it is backwards for the “victim” to be charged. Lt. Reid was correctly paraphrasing Alabama law when stating that the fault of any death rested on the instigator, and further explained that an unborn child is entirely dependent on the mother; therefore the mother has a duty of care, a common law doctrine about preventing foreseeable harm. The law is operating under the premise that an unborn baby is a human being, which is what really bothers the pro-abortionists. They couldn’t care any less that a grand jury found that Jones attacked Jemison, thus absolving her of the unborn child’s death. By the legal definition of manslaughter, Jones, being the instigator is (allegedly) responsible for any deaths that ensue. Unlike New York and Illinois,

Alabama recognizes life in the womb and has homicide charges as it relates to these incidents. Because Alabama law specifically blames the instigator for resulting deaths, the indictment was rightfully rendered by the grand jury.

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Only 35% of Americans oppose ICE raids

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Only 36 of Americans oppose ICE raids

Anyone who listens to legacy media outlets or spends enough time on progressive social media sites probably thinks the ICE raids on illegal immigrants with deportation orders are unpopular. “The Squad” rails against them. Progressive pundits scream until they’re nearly in tears. The various echo chambers get hashtags trending about how wrong it is to capture people who have broken the law and been properly adjudicated to be removed from the country.

But a majority of Americans support the raids.

A recent POLITICO/Morning Consult poll shows 51% of Americans support the raids, while only 35% oppose them. This number should be shocking considering all the anti-raid propaganda being pushed by the left, but it’s really not. Americans are generally believers in law and order. They’re aware of the generosity of the nation despite attempts to paint us as callous and to promote the narrative that the President is uncaring.

We are also aware that those targeted by ICE aren’t random people of foreign descent despite the progressive talking points used by nearly every legacy media outlet. They were all given an opportunity to demonstrate that they were fleeing oppression that falls into the context of asylum. But the vast majority – around 90% – never even show up to their hearing to make the case. This is because they’ve been told if they can simply claim asylum and then disappear into the interior, nothing will happen to them.

It’s important for these raids to move forward, increase in frequency, and extend indefinitely until the message is sent to countries with millions of people preparing to take the dangerous journey to our southern border. The message must be made clear: If they do not want to go through the legal process to enter and stay in the country, they will be sent back. With that message delivered, much fewer will attempt it.

The greatest asset conservatives have is the truth. We must not allow Democrats and their media allies to convince us their lies are true. Americans are aware of the problem at the southern border. We must keep the pressure up.

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Funny how nobody mentioned AOC interned for Ted Kennedy

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Funny how nobody mentioned AOC interned for Ted Kennedy

Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of the Chappaquiddick incident when a drunken Senator Ted Kennedy drove his car off a bridge. He escaped, but his passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne, drowned. He didn’t report the accident for 12 hours.

Mainstream media has spent the last half-century covering up the tragedy to give the popular Senator from Massachusetts political cover. They’re continuing to do it even today.

Associated Press On Chappaquiddick: 50 Years Ago Today, Kennedy’s Car Did Something

Give the Associated Press credit for media consistency. News outlets have spent the last 50 years attempting to distance Ted Kennedy from Chappaquiddick, and this passive-voice remembrance is … perfect.

As Twitter pal Jeff Dobbs puts it, the real crime is that the car got away with it:

Let’s start this in reverse, as it’s the best way to put this in perspective. It’s not true that Kopechne “drowned.” The coroner never autopsied the body, itself a curious omission when dealing with an unattended death of a healthy young woman. Eyewitness testimony by the person who recovered her body at the scene, as well as the position of the body, strongly suggests she suffocated after spending a significant amount of time exhausting the oxygen in the air bubble of the submerged car.

The continuous downplaying of the tragic events by mainstream media is awful. But there’s another angle that nobody is covering. Even as many Democrats, especially far-left progressives, are starting to finally denounce the Senator for his actions all those decades ago, there seems to be no concern that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez chose to intern for the Senator as she began her political career.

Kennedy was a Democratic icon, not because of his accomplishments but because of his name. He let Mary Jo Kopechne die at Chappaquiddick, but that’s been forgiven by everyone, including his former intern Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. How woke.

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Were Obama and Biden at the center of the FISA Russiagate scandal?

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Were Obama and Biden at the center of the FISA abuse scandal

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton has been seeking the truth about Russiagate since the release of the Steele Dossier following Donald Trump’s presidential victory. There have been many personalities involved Jim Comey and James Clapper to Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the DNC. But two people who haven’t been asked much about it are President Obama and his Vice President, Joe Biden.

One would think something as important as Russian meddling with a United States presidential election would get the attention of the Commander-in-Chief and his right-hand man. Yet, neither have been engaged by mainstream media about the incident, and most importantly how much they knew about the shady dealings their Department of Justice had those pushing the Steele Dossier as reason to approve the FISA warrants into the Trump campaign.

Fitton joined Sean Hannity last night to discuss the matter. They posed questions that need to be asked directly to President Obama and Vice President Biden. Could they have been involved in pushing the Russian hoax to embarrass their successors?

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