Aruban Justice: 2 1/2 Year Jail Sentence for G.W. Anthony who Shot a Man at Havana, Other Goes Free on Lack of Evidence
Aruban justice: different crime, similar results???
21 year old G.W. Anthony who shot a man at Havana, received 2½ years in jail while suspect G.J. Raven went free, due to lack of evidence. Interestingly enough, Anthony was convicted due to the fact that he had provided the police several different stories during declarations. Sound familiar? So much for a uniform system of justice applied by the judges in Aruba. If multiple stories in decalarations are the standard for guilt and innocence in Aruba … Joran Van der Sloot, Deepak and Satish Kalpoe would be presently serving time for the disappearance of missing Natalee Holloway. Why was this case different?
The only evidence came from the mouth of Anthony self, but the judge dismissed that, especially because Anthony has given the police several variant declarations.
The prosecutor assumed that Raven had given Anthony the gun and the two tried to disguise the truth by giving contradictory declarations. Raven’s lawyer requested that his client is acquitted because of this. That he had lied in the beginning is because he was afraid. The judge considered it proven that Anthony had shot the victim R.A. Reid
2½ Years for the person that pulled the trigger in Havana
(June, 28 2008 Amigoe)
ORANJESTAD – The 21-year old G.W. Anthony that shot a man at Havana, received 2½ years jail. Suspect G.J. Raven went free, due to lack of evidence.
The case of missing 12 year old Brooke Bennett just got a little for strange, bizarre and complicated. 42 year old Michael Jacques, the uncle of Brooke Bennett, who left her off at a convenience store in Randolph, VT has been arrested in a separate case of sexual assault against a minor. Police are claiming that the sexual assault charge does not involve his niece, Brooke Bennett.
Investigators in Vermont charged the uncle of a missing 12-year-old girl Sunday with sexually assaulting a minor — but they said the charge does not involve his niece.
Police said their investigation into the disappearance of 12-year-old Brooke Bennett uncovered evidence that her uncle had sexually assaulted someone else. They charged Michael Jacques, 42, with aggravated sexual assault against a minor, which carries a sentence of 10 years to life in prison. (CNN)
However, there have been so many missing person cases where a “presumed” suspect in the crime is initially arrested for an unrelated crime. According to all accounts, Brooke’s uncle did drop her off in the town of Randolph. The fact that Brooke Bennett’s uncle is arrested for sexually assaulting a different minor as the case of missing Brooke Bennett is being investigated is certainly eye opening. Could it be more than a mere coincidence?
Michael Stephen Jacques
According to the AP, Michael Jacques is listed on Vermont sex offender registry. He was convicted of sexual assault and kidnapping in 1993. Maybe Vermont may want to change the law that sex offenders are supervised for life!
Sexual Offense Conviction(s) Date of Conviction
AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT 07-12-1993
Conviction For Aggravated Sexual Assault: No longer supervised for sexual crime
They say Michael Jacques of Randolph, Vermont, was one of the last people to see Brooke Bennett before she vanished. He dropped the girl off at a convenience store Wednesday. They were seen together on a surveillance video before parting ways.
Jacques has been charged with aggravated sexual assault against a minor and will appear in court Monday. The alleged victim wasn’t Bennett.
The investigation of the disappearance of a 12-year-old girl zeroed in on her uncle Monday, with police searching his home while he was being arraigned on sex charges in an unrelated case, authorities said.
Michael Jacques, a registered sex offender who was one of the last people seen with Brooke Bennett before she vanished, pleaded not guilty to a charge of aggravated sexual assault and was held in lieu of $250,000 bail.
Col. James Baker, the head of the Vermont State Police, called Jacques a “person of interest” in Brooke’s case at a Monday press briefing.
The other girl, a relative of Jacques’, says he assaulted her over a five-year period, beginning when she was 9 years old and ending a few weeks ago, Orange County State’s Attorney Will Porter said.
- Dana starts the week on a whimsical note with a true story regarding a recent robbery attempt.
From the Gateway Pundit … Perfect!
Sometimes things that happen in politics are priceless … this one goes above and beyond. No matter how the Obama and Clinton campaigns want to spin “unity,” it is obvious that there is such bitterness that cannot be ignored. So what will it take for Bill Clinton to give Obama his support? According to the UK Telegraph, Bill Clinton says Barack Obama must ‘kiss my ass’ for his support.
Mr Obama is expected to speak to Mr Clinton for the first time since he won the nomination in the next few days, but campaign insiders say that the former president’s future campaign role is a “sticking point” in peace talks with Mrs Clinton’s aides.
The Telegraph has learned that the former president’s rage is still so great that even loyal allies are shocked by his patronising attitude to Mr Obama, and believe that he risks damaging his own reputation by his intransigence.
A senior Democrat who worked for Mr Clinton has revealed that he recently told friends Mr Obama could “kiss my ass” in return for his support.
A second source said that the former president has kept his distance because he still does not believe Mr Obama can win the election.
Hot Air brings up many good points as to why Team Obama would even want the Bill and Hillary Show campaigning for him in for the general election. They are nothing more than a liability and Bill Clinton shows all the signs of hostility of a former President that has faded into obscurity. Bubba shows all the signs of a bitter elder statesman whose time has come and gone, yet he does not realize it or has no intentions of believing it.
From The Corner:
This Unity, New Hampshire, event was the ultimate in political mortification for Hillary Clinton.
I may be crazy. But Bill Clinton is not going to let himself be humiliated.
Try as they might, this rift isn’t getting solved any time soon. The tension between Barack and Bill seems to have all the makings of a bitter divorce and a marriage gone bad rather than a campaign. The one thing that the political pundits left out in all of their analysis was that the emotions were at a fever pitch for both Clinton and Obama and throw in the elder statesman Bill as well. Politics is supposed to be just business.
“I believe that in the next 24 to 48 hours they will talk and off we will go,” McAuliffe stated on Sunday’s Late Edition.
Clinton has remained behind the scenes so far during the general election. He was not present at the Democratic event in Unity, New Hampshire on Friday and has only released a one-sentence statement saying that he will do whatever he can to help the Illinois senator win the election.
Many analysts have said that Clinton’s not-so-subtle absence from the campaign is because he is angry and bitter about his wife losing the nomination.
Georgia Bulldog Nation is in mourning as their beloved mascot, Uga VI has died of congestive heart failure. Athens, GA is a little sadder today with Uga’s passing; however, there is comfort in knowing that he is in doggy heaven. There is something truly different and special when a college mascot is an actual animal rather than an individual in a costume. Uga’s have been a fixture at the University of Georgia since 1956.
“He was a good one,” Seiler said in a prepared statement. “What can I say? He had a marvelous record. He was a very strong and healthy dog. He was the biggest of all the dogs, and he had the biggest heart. It just played out.”
Georgia President Dr. Michael F. Adams said. “He was a true symbol of the toughness and competitiveness of our athletic teams, and was a rallying figure for the entire Bulldog Nation. We extend sympathy to the Seilers for the loss of a dear family pet and a great campus mascot who will be missed and remembered by UGA alumni and friends everywhere.”
Not only was Uga VI truly beloved, the 9 year old English Bulldog was the winningest mascot in UGA Football history with a 77–24–4 record, 2 SEC Championship and 6 bowl game victories.
UGA president Michael F. Adams said in a statement that Uga VI will be “missed and remembered by UGA alumni and friends everywhere.”
During his reign as mascot, the UGA football team compiled a record of 87 wins and 27 losses, captured the 2002 and 2005 SEC championships, and won seven of nine bowl games, surpassing Uga IV’s record of 77-24-4.
Uga VI, not just a mascot … but a true icon
The University of Georgia bulldog was not just any typical mascot. UGA VI was the only college mascot ever to land on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
Lets take a walk down memory lane of Uga’s past from Uga I to the dearly departed Uga VI.