Accused cop killer, Joshua Tremaine Jones, was charged with the murder of a South Carolina Master Cpl. Sandra Rogers, and made his first court appearance on January 30th. Details from The State newspaper:
The man accused of fatally shooting a South Carolina police officer was released from a mental facility last fall after shooting himself in the head, the man’s father told a judge during his son’s first court appearance on Monday.
During that hearing, a magistrate judge ordered that Joshua Tremaine Jones, 26, remain jailed on a murder charge. Jones’ bond was set at $10,000 on a weapons charge, and his next hearing was scheduled for March 9. Under state law, jailed suspects must go before a circuit court judge for bond to be set on murder charges.
Jones has been held at the Aiken County jail since Saturday, when he was arrested at his Batesburg home. Authorities say Jones shot Master Cpl. Sandra Rogers earlier that day when she responded to a report of suspicious activity. The 28-year veteran of the Aiken Department of Public Safety died Saturday at a hospital.
Before shooting Rogers, police say Jones killed his girlfriend, 21-year-old Cayce Vice, in her Augusta, Ga., apartment.
As is said in many places, “hilarity ensues” (h/t Mediaite):
Frances Martel does a fabulous write-up about it, and I couldn’t have said it any better, so here it is direct from the Mediaite post:
“Are you offended?” O’Reilly asked Harpootlian, who replied that he was not, but that he found the fact that Republicans had “no outreach to African Americans” a problem “in a state where we have an African-American Republican Congressman.” “Adding insult to injury, this debate ignoring Martin Luther King’s birthday!” he added, which made O’Reilly ask who was ignoring the debate and why. The Republicans, Harpootlian replied, because “no one has raised any issue with Fox about it being appropriate or inappropriate.”
Wow, if you think Tea Party candidates were or are weak, you need look no further than South Carolina Governor, Nikki Haley. This is an out-freakin-standing video of a recent presser on Boeing and the GA/SC port situation.
Again, forget about Texas…you better not mess with Nikki Haley!
Tonight on Greta, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli & South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster appeared to discuss their pending legislation/lawsuits, which they will file tomorrow. At question is the Democrat leadership’s interpretation that the individual mandate is constitutionally legal under the Commerce Clause.
VA and SC are just two of 14 states that are in the process of enacting these State laws. We must all hope and pray that these states win the day…if for no other reason than there has never before been a federal law that REQUIRED an individual citizen to purchase something merely to be a legal United States citizen. This is intrusive beyond all imagination, and I await the first cases to be filed and sent to the Supreme Court of the United States. There are plenty of conservative figureheads that are willing to be those test cases. I’m anxiously awaiting that moment in time.
I believe the Constitution will win the day, but with this current corrupt administration, we need all the help we can get.