Since we can't speak the truth about dayd Traayvon, where's the outrage for this darwin candidate?
Million T-shirt march, anyone? Rev. Al gonna come around and preach? Jesse Jaxson going to rail? Obummerr claim to have a daughter that looks like her?
BAY MINETTE, Alabama — A former Baldwin County High School standout volleyball player — shot on a remote Delta island at the scene of an alleged break-in gone wrong — was described by her mother Monday as struggling for life while her family waited for results from the latest CT scans.
Terri Lewis said she was hoping that the third test would show 17-year-old Summer Moody has a "fighting chance" at survival.
Moody was shot in the head at about 4 a.m. Sunday on Gravine Island in the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta, according to the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office.
Press-Register reporters on Monday observed what appeared to be blood and police evidence markings on a wooden private pier leading to one of two camps built on pilings on Gravine basin, carved out of Gravine Island’s heart.
The northernmost camp looked to be still under construction, while the yard around the other appeared to have been freshly mowed. Both camps are built on a peninsula some 50 yards wide between the basin and Gravine Creek.
'All the circumstances that could go bad went bad'
According to the account of sheriff’s investigators, Moody and three teenage boys went early Sunday to the island.
"At some point in time," Sheriff Huey "Hoss" Mack said at a news conference, "it is believed the three of the juveniles — the three male juveniles at least — went into two fishing/hunting camps there adjacent to the island and we believe committed theft."
Two men staying at a camp on the back side of the island heard a door being broken. One of the men, according to Mack, was a caretaker of the property, knew of several recent break-ins and went to investigate.
The men discovered intruders and fired once each, Mack said.
Apparently, he said, Moody was hit by one of those shots. He said that a bullet from a small-caliber rifle struck her "toward the back of the head."
Mack said investigators believe that Moody was outside some feet away from one of the camp houses, although her exact location and exactly what she was doing had not been determined.
The two men who fired the shots "started trying to summon some medical help. It was on the island early in the morning, dark, and all the circumstances that could go bad went bad," the sheriff said.
He said that marks on the pier showed the place where the men loaded the wounded teen onto a boat as they sought medical attention for her. Mack said the men took her to the mainland, where emergency responders transported her to the University of South Alabama Medical Center in Mobile.
According to Mack, many other details, as well as a clear sequence of events, had yet to be pieced together.
The three male teens were taken to the Baldwin County Juvenile Detention Center in Bay Minette. Their names were not made public because of their ages.
Incident shares similarities to Trayvon Martin case?
Attempts to obtain clarification of state law regarding self-defense from the Attorney General’s Office were not successful Monday. An email seeking comment from Baldwin County District Attorney Hallie Dixon was not answered late Monday.
The newspaper, however, contacted Conecuh County District Attorney Tommy Chapman, who referenced the Florida law that has become a focus of the controversial Trayvon Martin shooting in that state.
"Alabama’s law is not quite like Florida’s ‘stand your ground law’ but it is close," Chapman said.
He said that Alabama citizens have a right to use deadly force against an aggressor to protect themselves or their property, but such cases hinge on the actual circumstances. He said that Alabama’s law has potential for abuse.
"I just believe that life is precious," Chapman said, "and the taking of a life should never be done without great consideration as to the necessity."
Family focused on remaining positive
Lewis, Moody’s mother, said that the family was "trying so hard to focus on positive thoughts and prayers for Summer."
She said, "All the negative things and innuendoes are not helpful. The main fact is there is a teenager fighting for her life. It doesn’t matter what the circumstances were that led us to this point. I’m sure it was not intentional, and was a huge accident that never should have happened, but it did.
"Now we need to let the police do their job ... I am asking that people support Summer with positive thoughts and prayers. Don’t hinder the police who are trying to find out what happened. Just remember she is a kid. She’s 17."
Lewis said that Moody, the second-youngest of five daughters, is vitally stable and intubated, and that the family was waiting to see if she regained full consciousness on her own.
She said, "We are dealing with her still being unresponsive, but she is no longer sedated. She is on pain medication, but not really responsive to us. They’ve done this latest CT scan and we are waiting for the result. The neurologist told us that this type of wound is 99 percent fatal. She lost four pints of blood that they replaced."
She said, "Her prognosis is not that good. Initially they told us she would have limited-to-no functionality, and they told us there was no way — she wasn’t expected to make it to 72 hours.
"The second CT scan said things were not as bad as they first thought, and we are hoping this third shows less damage. She has what they call purposeful movement, but she is not following commands."
Lewis said her daughter has been raising both arms, but not on command.
Lewis and her husband, Jason, are paramedics and live in Fairhope, she said. Moody’s father is Mark Moody, a longtime resident of Livingston.
Lewis described her daughter as a fun-loving teenager who finished high school in December and had landed a summer job at Lambert’s restaurant in Foley. She enjoys the beach and is "tender-hearted," her mother said, but also strong-willed.
The outpouring of support from churches and community members both here and from Livingston has been a help to the family, she said, especially from the emergency responders in the area.
Link to story: http://www.cyclingforums.com/t/466338/are-cyclists-that-carry-guns-paranoid-and-insecure-gun-fanatics/1290#post_4031979
And no...I wouldn't cycle around her or her crew without being armed. Actions have consequences and she chose poorly.