its been a while.
I dunno what I like more, the fact that Obama is riding a giant corgi or the dude behind him haodukening a cat.
Another Follow Up of the Day: On Friday, police in Sanford, Florida, finally released the 911 tapes from the night of Trayvon Martin’s shooting death at hands of self-appointed neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman.
Several people, including Zimmerman, called 911 on February 26th, to inform police of suspicious activity taking place in the Retreat at Twin Lakes neighborhood.
In the first tape, Zimmerman can be heard telling a dispatcher that he was pursuing “a real suspicious guy” who looked like he was “up to no good.” It was later determined that Martin, an African-American teenager from Miami Gardens, was walking back to his father and stepmother’s house after picking up a bag of Skittles and a can of iced tea at a convenience store.
Zimmerman is clearly heard being told by the dispatcher not to continue his pursuit of Martin. After complaining that “these a**holes always get away,” Zimmerman choose to press on.
The first of seven subsequent 911 calls contains audio believed to be of the altercation which ensued between Zimmerman and Martin. A person, alleged to be Martin, can be heard screaming for help before a single shot is fired.
Zimmerman later told police he was the one calling for help. An attorney for Matrin’s family, Natalie Jackson, says the cries belong to “a 17-year-old boy begging for his life.”
Both Jackson and the family’s other attorney, Ben Crump, say the 911 calls offer enough evidence to at least prove Zimmerman wasn’t acting in self-defense as he claims.
Retreat residents described Zimmerman as a dedicated watch program volunteer who had successfully thwarted several crimes in the past, but was also known to profile young black men and make frequent calls to 911 to report incidents and suspicions.
Sanford’s mayor, Jeff Triplett, has called on the Department of Justice to conduct an independent review of the police investigation. Earlier last week, Sanford PD chief Bill Lee reaffirm in his conviction that there wasn’t sufficient evidence to arrest Zimmerman.
Since the investigation began, allegations of police misconduct have emerged, including the “twisting” of eyewitness accounts to fit Zimmerman’s story, and the lack of testing for state-of-mind-altering substances.
According to The Miami Herald, Zimmerman has gone into hiding, disconnecting all his phone numbers and moving out of his last known address.
This shit ain’t fucking right.
Movie Trailer of the Day: As promised, Ridley Scott and Damon Lindelof today unveiled the first full trailer for the highly anticipated “Alien prequel” Prometheus.
In the distant future, two superpowers control Earth and fight each other for all the solar system’s natural resources. When one side dispatches a team to a distant planet to terraform it for human colonization, the team discovers an indigenous race of bio-mechanoid killers.
Ridley Scott, director of ‘Alien’ and ‘Blade Runner,’ returns to the genre he helped define. With PROMETHEUS, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
See Also: The Top Five Things We Learned About Prometheus From Today’s Wondercon Panel And Trailer.
Starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Charlize Theron, and Logan Marshall-Green, Prometheus is due in theaters June 8th.
How long have you waited to see a decent Ridley Scott film (lets be fair they haven’t been brilliant since gladiator), June 8th mark your motherfucking calender.
The magic moment when your significant other tries to spy on your texts but can’t cause you changed your password. HA!