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Settle Out Of Court

The CBC has been covering the epic liability law suit in the making: the shooting of Charles Kinsey in Miami.

In Episode One we have bystander video of Mr. Kinsey, a caretaker at a group home, lying on his back with his hands up asking the police not to shoot, while he, Mr. Kinsey, attempts to get his autistic client to comply with police orders. The client had left the group home and was playing with a toy truck in the middle of an intersection. Mr. Kinsey was shot.

In Episode Two we learned Mr. Kinsey asked the officer why he was shot and the officer said he didn’t know!

In Episode Three we have the local police union saying that the officer was actually trying to protect Mr. Kinsey from his autistic client, and hit Mr. Kinsey by accident.

Enter Thomas Matthews, a retired local resident who spends most days sitting outside with his binoculars filled a lot of gaps: The two officers armed themselves with rifles and were in the prone position covering Mr. Kinsey and his client. Mr. Mathews used his binoculars to see what the autistic man had in his hands and saw a toy truck. Mr. Matthews tried to tell another police officer that it was a toy truck, but was ignored.

The officer who fired three rounds from a prone position with a rifle and missed his supposed target was a member of the department’s SWAT team.

The police department should just throw as much money as they and their insurance company can afford at Mr. Kinsey and hope it is enough.

July 22, 2016   5 Comments

Le Tour 2016 – Stage 19

Tour de FranceAlbertville to Saint-Gervais

Distance: 146 kilometers.

A mountain stage in the Alps with four climbs. The first is a Cat 1, Col de la Forclaz de Montmin, then a downhill to the start of the Cat2 Col de la Forclaz de Queige. They were the warm up for the HC Montée de Bisanne with a Cat 1 summit finish on Le Bettex. Lots of opportunities for break-aways, but not much chance of doing major damage to the General Classification.

Romain Bardet was the first French stage winner in this Tour and gained 2nd place by knocking 46 seconds off his deficit to Chris Froome. Quintana cut 10 seconds off his deficit and moved into 3rd. Froome crashed on the descent from Montée de Bisanne in the rain and finished on Geraint Thomas’s bike.

Yellow Jersey Christopher Froome ( GBR – SKY – 001 ) [Yellow] 82h 10′ 37″
Green Jersey Peter Sagan ( SVK – TNK – 032 ) [Green] 425 points
Polka Dot Jersey Rafal Majka ( POL – TNK – 037 ) [Polka Dot] 209 points
White Jersey Adam Yates ( GBR – OBE – 209 ) 4 [White]

Team: Movistar Team ( MOV – 011-019 ) [Yellow numbers]
Stage winner: Romain Bardet ( FRA – ALM – 041 )
Combative: Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa ( POR – LAM – 151 ) [Red numbers]

Top Ten:

1 Christopher Froome ( GBR – SKY – 001 )
2 Romain Bardet ( FRA – ALM – 041 ) + 04′ 11″
3 Nairo Quintana ( COL – MOV – 011 ) + 04′ 27″
4 Adam Yates ( GBR – OBE – 209 ) + 04′ 46″
5 Richie Porte ( AUS – BMC – 091 ) + 05′ 17″
6 Fabio Aru ( ITA – AST – 021 ) + 06′ 00″
7 Alejandro Valverde ( ESP – MOV – 012 ) + 06′ 20″
8 Louis Meintjes ( RSA – LAM – 157 ) + 07′ 02″
9 Daniel Martin ( IRL – EQS – 184 ) + 07′ 10″
10 Bauke Mollema ( NED – TFS – 061 ) + 07′ 42″

The Rest of the Top 30:
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July 22, 2016   Comments Off on Le Tour 2016 – Stage 19