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The whole story on the Miami cop who shot the guy laying down with his hands up

According to a police union spokesperson “The cop was actually trying to kill the autistic man holding the toy truck in order to prevent him from killing his caretaker with the toy truck.

At the time, the cop was still under the impression that the toy truck was a gun, so he wasn’t taking any chances.

This despite the fact that caretaker Charles Kinsey had repeatedly told officers that it was a toy truck.

“The movement of the white individual looked like he was getting ready to discharge a firearm into Mr. Kinsey,” said Miami-Dade police union boss John Rivera in a press conference today, attended by WSVN.

And the officer discharged trying to strike and stop the white male and unfortunately, he missed.”

Rivera went on to slam the media for reporting on this story.

“Be responsible in your reporting,” Rivera said in the press conference.

“We’re asking the community to please allow facts — not sensationalism, not politics — facts to allow to work their way through the system.”

But how about being responsible for who you shoot? Is that too much to ask?

The officer’s name has not been released, but he will probably be hailed a hero for trying to protect the caretaker, maybe even receive an award.”

North Miami Police Meant to Kill Autistic Man Instead of Injuring Caretaker (Updated)

“Seriously folks, you have this all wrong

I was not trying to shoot the fat black guy with his hands up

I was trying to shoot the autistic guy playing with the little plastic truck

Any moment and he could have driven all over that poor guy”

How can you miss a shot like that?

All I can say is that this guy deserves a job with the secret service…

Miami nuke plant leaking

“What is arguably America’s least-well-placed nuclear power plant is leaking radiation into the sea.

The University of Miami has found
that the Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant, located just south of Miami,
has caused levels of tritium, a radioactive isotope, in Biscayne Bay to
spike to 200-times higher than normal levels.

“This is one of several things we were very worried about,” South
Miami Mayor Philip Stoddard, who is also a biological sciences professor
at Florida International University, told the Miami New Times.
“You would have to work hard to find a worse place to put a nuclear
plant, right between two national parks and subject to hurricanes and
storm surge.”

Turkey Point came online in the early 1970s; it supplies power to
more than one million homes in South Florida. The new study blames the
leaks on the reactor’s cooling canals, which were recently found to have
caused a massive underground saltwater plume to migrate west,
threatening a wellfield that supplies drinking water to the Florida
Keys.

Critics alleged the canals began running too hot and salty after
Florida Power and Light (FPL), which operates the plant, overhauled two
reactors to produce more power, the Miami Herald reports. A judge already recently found that FPL had failed to prevent hundreds of thousands of gallons of wastewater from seeping into the bay.”

Miami’s oceanfront nuclear power plant is leaking

Florida declares medical emerency in four counties due to Zika virus

 

“TAMPA — Gov. Rick Scott declared a health emergency in four counties Wednesday after at least nine cases of the mosquito-borne Zika illness were detected in Florida.

Health officials believe none of the cases originated in Florida. All involve people who contracted the disease while traveling to affected countries, they say.

Scott signed the order to cover Miami-Dade, Lee, Hillsborough and Santa Rosa counties. That’s where all of the cases were detected.

The order allows the state’s agriculture department to use mosquito spray more in those areas. It also directs the Florida Department of Health to make its own decisions about what’s needed from the state and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Zika virus, which is linked to a birth defect that causes brain deformities, primarily spreads through mosquito bites and rarely causes a severe illness in adults.”

The rest here:http://www.orlandosentinel.com/health/os-florida-zika-virus-20160203-story.html

It shoud be a great mosquito season here in Florida

I am in Central Florida and we have had virtually no winter with only one frost to date

It hit 88 in the house yesterday and we had to kick the AC on

Without a hard freeze the mosquito population is going to be through the roof