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4/11/12 VIDEO: GEORGE ZIMMERMAN ARRESTED & CHARGED IN THE MURDER OF TRAYVON MARTIN, WHAT TOOK SO LONG?

After weeks of contemplating an arrest, it was finally announced today that George Zimmerman will be charged in the murder of Trayvon Martin.  Initially police and his attorney’s believed he may have fled to Mexico, but hours later the news media showed him handcuffed and headed to jail.  He apparently turned himself in to police. The question many are asking is, “What took them so long?”

The facts surrounding the shooting of Trayvon seemed like an obvious arrest was in order, at least by the general public.  Why did it take so long for them to see it?  Even if a ridiculous law is in place, don’t they normally at least detain a clear shooter and keep a close eye on them until more evidence is obtained.  Arrests seem so much faster if a hoodie wearing “gansta” shoots a clean-shaven college student.

If the public had not caused such an uproar, would this murder have gone unpunished?  It appears that may just be the case…it goes to show power is in numbers works.  Lucky for the family of Trayvon, supporter’s spoke loud enough for police authorities to listen.

How many young innocent men are shot daily without a voice?  Well, hopefully we all now know if we band together and speak up…this behavior will not be tolerated any longer.  Justice for Trayvon will be the example  police will set for Zimmerman (hopefully).  Maybe life in prison?  Doubtful…he was charged with second degree murder, so may only get a few years.

If you feel threatened…run to a phone and call the police.  A man in a hoodie is no reason to kill.

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4/11/12: JESSICA SANCHEZ TO WIN AMERICAN IDOL; RECAP & REVIEW

4/12/12 UPDATE: SHOCKING AMERICAN IDOL RESULTS!

American Idol contestants have all stepped up their game during the final stretch.  With only three weeks left until the finals, the last seven remaining singer’s obviously want it bad.  But in watching the show tonight, one thing was confirmed…the clear winner for me is Jessica Sanchez.

While Josh will definitely give her a run for the money, she is just more versatile.  I can also see her receiving votes from a wider audience which should help her across the finish line.  Josh is an amazing singer and received another standing ovation by the judges tonight.  Unfortunately, he may not be a “cross over” enough singer to secure the full support needed to win.

There are other contestants singing their hearts out and should find success after Idol.  Phillip is a pure entertainer, but is too stuck in being “authentic” and “not enough into pleasing the fans”, just making music.  Elise has a unique voice and has had a few brilliant performances, but is not consistent enough to win. Colton seems ready to record now and should be a part of the top three.  But not sure if he is “too rock”, limiting his voter support.  Skylar should do well in the country world, but something about her is still a bit annoying.  Hollie is a shining star and has an incredible voice, but still needs more experience and guidance.

Each week it becomes anyones game because they truly are “as good as their last performance”.  However, based on the overall performances this season, the most consistent singer prime and ready for the crown…is hands down Jessica Sanchez.

If America gets it right…the top three will be Jessica, Josh and Colton, in that exact order.  Who will leave Idol tomorrow night?  Either Hollie or Elise may be sent packing.

On another note, I am still miffed that the judges did not save Deandre Brackensick.  He would have been in my top three picks for sure.  Since they held “the save” they better use it for Josh or Jessica if needed.  Let’s face it, there is no one else who deserves a save.

 
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2012 MORTGAGE DEBT RELIEF PROGRAM MAY BE ON THE WAY; WOULD YOU QUALIFY?

The Wall Street Journal posted a very compelling article on a new program currently in review. It would essentially allow homeowners to be forgiven for some of their mortgage debt. If you currently owe more than your home is worth, Fannie and Freddie are in talks to come up with a plan to offer assistance. The Obama administration has pushed for similar programs and would likely back this decision.

READ FULL STORY via 2012 MORTGAGE DEBT RELIEF PROGRAM MAY BE ON THE WAY; WOULD YOU QUALIFY?.

 
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