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So happy for her, even though her life is about to get exponentially more difficult.
Like the monarchy or not, that’s the exact juxtaposition this poor girl is in. She’s damned if she does, damned if she doesn’t. The timing of this announcement was done so that a private visit to the hospital would not have added to public speculation or, heaven forbid the tabloid feeding frenzy would not have gotten ridiculous demanding an announcement before the couple was ready.
So much happens in the first trimester, which is why most couples choose not to say anything until they are safely into their second. This announcement is not good for the Duchess, as it adds to an unbelievable amount of stress already on her shoulders, and if, heaven forbid, something happens, this whole world will have something to say about a matter that is honestly none of our business and could have been avoided if her “morning sickness” hadn’t actually been Hyperemesis Gravidarum.
Here’s hoping she does actually get to do just that: rest, because she’s going to need it.
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No grand jury investigation in Trayvon Martin shooting
The special prosecutor in the investigation of the shooting death of unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin has ruled out using a grand jury to investigate the case, meaning her office alone will decide whether to charge shooter George Zimmerman.
The case has captured national attention, largely because of race. Martin was black and Zimmerman, who has not been charged, is white and Hispanic. The state attorney who was previously investigating the shooting, Norm Wolfinger, had said the case would go to a grand jury on April 10, but Wolfinger removed himself from the case on March 22 and was replaced by Angela Corey.
“State Attorney Angela Corey has decided not to use a grand jury in the Trayvon Martin shooting death investigation,” her office said in a statement.
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I sincerely hope that the fervor surrounding this case doesn’t die down with this announcement. Causes in this country tend to run sprints, not marathons, which is why so many of them are lost in the end.
But, besides that not calling a grand jury in this case is a mistake, unless they’re just going to straight out charge him. There’s too many questionable things about this case that need a grand jury to hear and decide whether or not there is enough evidence to try the case. Unless they feel they have enough evidence to go ahead and charge him without one (I kind of feel there is), this is a huge, HUGE mistake.