Medical Examiner In Zimmerman Trial Sues For $100M, Claims Prosecution Threw Case
In a bombshell allegation, Florida medical examiner Dr. Shiping Bao (pictured) claims that Florida state prosecutors were biased against Trayvon Martin and purposely threw the case, and he is suing the state for $100 million, reports WFTV.com.
According to Bao, the medical examiner, state attorney’s office, and Sanford Police Department all felt that Martin “got what he deserved.” Bao also claims that he received the strong, though subtle, message not to speak on certain things:
“He was in essence told to zip his lips. ‘Shut up. Don’t say those things,’” said Bao’s legal counsel, legendary Attorney Willie Gary.
Bao’s allegations come swiftly on the heels of him being fired from his position as associate medical examiner.
Volusia County released a letter on Tuesday, stating that Bao was fired last week. Spokesman Dave Byron declined to give a reason for Bao’s termination, citing “county standard personnel practices,” reports CBS News.
you go medical examiner Bao, you go!
SLOW CLAP FOR THIS HERO OF COLOR PUTTING HIS NECK ON THE LINE TO GET THIS DONE FOR OTHER CHILDREN AND PEOPLE OF COLOR.
ahahaha suck it florida
thank fucking god
Every aspect of this case was mishandled. It looks as bad for Sanford as it does for Florida’s justice system.
This girl should get an award!
Or maybe a job in the movies and then win tons of awards.
Boyfriend: What do you call it? “Crossplay”?
Me: No, it’s shape-shifting.
apparently the key to happiness is to have a long and shitty winter
and if you can’t have that, surround yourself with deadly wildlife
or maybe these countries have free or reasonably priced health care, good education and costs nothing or very little, marriage equality(not all do however on the list but they at least aren’t extremely homophobic either), decent minimum wages, stable economies, low crime rates and so forth and also deadly wildlife because we protect our environment
Someday we’ll live in Switzerland. Sommmeday.
Research out today shows that the experience of violence for females with disabilities will last longer and result in more severe injuries.[…]
‘When violence, disability and gender combine, generally speaking violent services aren’t equipped to deal with disability issues. They tend not to be accessible and tend not to be able to cater to the unique and specific needs of women with disabilities.
‘Disability services are not equipped to address the issues of violence. What we usually see is a referral system. Those (women) who do come forward tend to end up on a bit of a roundabout.’
Beyond issues with the way sectors juggle responsibility, the report also highlights the added risks that women with disability face.
‘There are risks related to the nature of the care relationship that women find themselves in,’ Dr Dowse said.
‘There’s often dependencies around care, medication, supports within the family and within the home. Women actually are unable to leave those care relationships because of the sort of dependencies that are inherent in them.
These are my legs
But sometimes these are my legs, and that is okay
but when you use these
To move this
Without my permission, apparently you don’t understand that is like picking someone up and carrying them
because you are moving my legs
without my permission, and that is not okay.
Do we all understand now?
THIS. A MILLION TIMES, THIS.
Slate presents an amazing, interactive digital version of Olaus Magnus’ 1539 Carta Marina, a chart that portrays the sea as teeming with monsters…
When the chart was made, in the early years of the Age of Exploration, there was a lingering belief in the existence of griffins, unicorns, dragons, the phoenix, the monstrous races, and a host of other unnatural creatures. Modern science was in its infancy. Although adherents to the direct observation of nature would soon challenge hearsay and tradition and begin to classify animal life, at the time the medieval imagination was still free to shape its own forms of the natural world. The chart’s giant lobster gripping a swimmer in its claws, a monster being mistaken for an island, and a mast-high serpent devouring sailors would have represented actual fears of the unknown deep.
Those and Olaus’ other fanciful sea beasts are not mere decorations to fill empty spaces. Nor are they only visual metaphors for dangers lurking in the sea. Intended as representations of actual marine life, they are identified in the map’s key.
Click through to Slate to explore the stories of each creature, and read more on the chart’s origins…