A Movement to Constitute America

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Actress and advocate Janine Turner has taken on the noble cause of educating America about the U.S. Constitution and its impact upon all citizens. Today marks the beginning of a campaign called “90+90=180”.  The goal is to have Constitutional scholars read the U.S. Constitution (for 5 days) and 85 Federalist Papers within 90 days in parallel with blog articles and reader comments/questions about their relevance in our daily lives. Lady Justice is excited about this project and encourages everyone to join Janine and her daughter Juliette in this quest for understanding the Constitution, drafted from key writings such as the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights and the Federalist Papers.  I will be posting a couple pieces regarding some of the Federalist Papers and also invite your thoughts.  Here is a link to the website: \”Constituting America\”

Triple Homicide: DNA Evidence Assists Lady Justice

The normally subdued and ’safe’ community of Faria Beach, near Santa Barbara, was turned asunder when residents, Brock and Davina Husted, were brutally murdered in their home May 20, 2009.  Since Davina Husted was pregnant at the time, it is considered a triple homicide.  According to the Los Angeles Times, “the slayings occurred after the Husteds’ 9-year-old son, watching TV, saw a man in a black motorcycle helmet come through an open door from the family’s seaside terrace into their living room.  The boy told investigators he saw the man confront his mother, who was six months’ pregnant, in the kitchen.  His parents died in another room as he and his 11-year-old sister fled to a neighbor’s home.”  The murderer’s motive remains unknown. Several months later in September 2009, 20-year-old security guard Joshua Graham Packer was arrested on suspicion of armed robbery at a Santa Barbara gas station.  He submitted to DNA testing which, after cross-referencing the information via criminal databases, led to a match from DNA discovered at the Husted’s residence. This revelation was possible thanks to the 2004 passing of Proposition 69, which mandated DNA samples from convicted felons be entered into an FBI tracking system. Last year, Read More …