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A FEW THINGS FROM #TRUESPEECH

Hello Everyone,

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I know for the past few weeks I have not been able to post any new blog or vlog material and for that I apologize. I have however been EXTREMELY busy writing and recording an all new Joint album  with my producer @313Phresh, who is also the man behind the visual imagery of the TrueSpeech VLOG series. Writing and recording an album is a very in depth process and it requires full attention to detail in order to create the best music possible which translates to quite a few long nights and 5am-6am studio sessions. However with this album I truly feel that this is some of the most creative, original, and hard hitting music to come out of Detroit in a very long. 313 Phresh and I have truly put a lot into this project & we are hopeful that it will be well received by all who are able to hear it. Very soon we will put the finishing touches on the music aspect of the album and we will in the near future begin promotions for the project. Please visit http://familygrind.com/ to get updated first regarding any and all news about Music, Performances, Appearances, and FGE Apparel.

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Be sure to also check out  http://www.youtube.com/mytruespeech AND SUBSCRIBE to the youtube channel where I WILL BE POSTING new VLOGS very soon. I Thank you all for your support and I promise you big things are soon coming. In the meantime be sure to stay updated HERE at mytruespeech.com for the latest blog news. Once again thanks for the support and I am anxious to make 2013 a truly amazing year……….#TRUESPEECH

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! & A 2012 @FamilyGrind Recap from @mytruespeech & @313Phresh

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We would like to thank you for your support this past year and invite you to stay tuned for big things in 2013 coming from the FGE camp. In the meantime, peep the little message from 313phresh & TrueSpeech and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

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Just a Quick Happy New Year to all who follow my Blogs and Special Thank You for making 2012 a great year for me. I am going to continue to elevate and progress this entire website and continue to provide the world with TrueSpeech. THANK YOU!! AND MAY GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU SAFE THIS YEAR AND MAY HIS GRACE AND MERCY REIGN UPON YOU!!!

“#TrayvonMartin Shooting Targets???”

Below is an email i received form Change.org about a series of Trayvon martin themed gun targets that are now in production and are apparetnly seeling out in droves around southern areas of the United States.

In the past couple of days, news sources have reported that the Hiller Armament Company of Virginia has been selling gun targets that look like Trayvon Martin, complete with a hoodie, Skittles, and iced tea.

It’s not just vile, it’s possibly illegal: Virginia law says that no one can profit off of the likeness of any person without his consent — even if that person has been killed. But as soon as reporters started asking questions, the Hiller Armament Company shut down its website and disconnected its phone.

Tahir Duckett lives in Virginia, and he wants Virginia’s Attorney General, Ken Cuccinelli, to investigate the Hiller Armament Company and punish them if they have broken the law.”

A an American who believes in freedom and the right to bare arms I am honestly disgusted by this target and the lack of respect that it shows on behalf of the not only the manufacturer but on the people who utilize these targets. Regardless of how you feel about the case a 17 year old boy is dead so to make a shooting target in his likeness is beyond reprehensible and disgusting and there are no words in the English language strong enough to express how much I loathe this target and this concept.  Below is a link to the change.org petition if you would like to sign it and join the cause.

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“Zimmerman Charged with 2nd Degree Murder”

Below is an article taken from Fox 2 Detroit news.com about George Zimmerman being brought up on the charge of 2nd Degree Murder

“Zimmerman Defense to Invoke ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law

Updated: Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012, 9:30 PM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012, 2:47 PM EDT

BRENDAN FARRINGTON, GARY FINEOUT,Associated Press

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Amid furious public pressure to make an arrest in the killing of Trayvon Martin, the special prosecutor on the case went for the maximum Wednesday, bringing a second-degree murder charge against the neighborhood watch captain who shot the unarmed black teenager.

George Zimmerman, 28, was jailed in Sanford — the site of the shooting Feb. 26 that set off a nationwide debate over racial profiling and self-defense — on charges that could put him in prison for life.

In announcing the arrest, prosecutor Angela Corey would not discuss how she reconciled the conflicting accounts of what happened or explain how she arrived at the charges, saying too much information had been made public already. But she made it clear she was not influenced by the uproar over the past six weeks.

“We do not prosecute by public pressure or by petition. We prosecute based on the facts on any given case as well as the laws of the state of Florida,” Corey said.

Martin’s parents, who were in Washington when the announcement came, expressed relief over the decision to prosecute the killer of their 17-year-old son.

“The question I would really like to ask him is, if he could look into Trayvon’s eyes and see how innocent he was, would he have then pulled the trigger? Or would he have just let him go on home?” said his father, Tracy Martin.

Many legal experts had expected the prosecutor to opt for the lesser charge of manslaughter, which usually carries 15 years behind bars and covers reckless or negligent killings, rather than second-degree murder, which involves a killing that results from a “depraved” disregard for human life.

The most severe homicide charge, first-degree murder, is subject to the death penalty in Florida and requires premeditation — something that all sides agreed was not present in this case.

“I predicted manslaughter, so I’m a little surprised,” said Michael Seigel, a former federal prosecutor who now teaches law at the University of Florida. “But she has more facts that I do.”

Zimmerman’s new attorney, Mark O’Mara, said Zimmerman will plead not guilty and will invoke Florida’s powerful “stand your ground” law, which gives people wide leeway to use deadly force without having to retreat in the face of danger.

The lawyer asked that people not jump to conclusions about his client’s guilt and said he is “hoping that the community will calm down” now that charges have been filed.

“I’m expecting a lot of work and hopefully justice in the end,” O’Mara said.

Zimmerman, whose father is white and whose mother Hispanic, turned himself in earlier in the day and will make a court appearance as early as Thursday, when his lawyer plans to ask for bail.

Corey’s decision followed an extraordinary 45-day campaign by Martin’s parents to have Zimmerman arrested despite his claim that he shot in self-defense. They were joined by civil rights activists such as Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, as well as many politicians and supporters in Sanford and cities across the nation.

Protesters wore hooded sweatshirts like the one Martin had on. And the debate reached all the way to the White House, where President Barack Obama observed last month: “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.”

The confrontation took place in a gated community where Martin was staying with his father and his father’s fiancée. Martin was walking back in the rain from a convenience store when Zimmerman spotted him and called 911. He followed Martin despite being told not to by a police dispatcher, and the two got into a struggle.

Zimmerman told police Martin punched him in the nose, knocking him down, and then began banging Zimmerman’s head on the sidewalk. Zimmerman claimed he shot Martin in fear for his life.

A judge could dismiss the charge based on “stand your ground,” legal experts said. But not if prosecutors can show Zimmerman was to blame.

“If you’re the aggressor, you’re not protected by this law,” said Carey Haughwout, public defender in Palm Beach County.

Zimmerman’s brother Robert Zimmerman told CNN on Wednesday night: “Our brother literally had to save his life by taking a life. And that’s a situation nobody wants to be in, ever.”

On Tuesday, Zimmerman’s former lawyers portrayed him as erratic and in precarious mental condition. O’Mara, who signed on after Zimmerman’s previous attorneys withdrew, said that Zimmerman seemed to be in a good state of mind but that the pressure had weighed mightily on him.

“He is troubled by everything that has happened. I cannot imagine living in George Zimmerman’s shoes for the past number of weeks. Because he has been at the focus of a lot of anger, and maybe confusion and maybe some hatred, and that has to be difficult,” the attorney said.

O’Mara also said the difficult case is compounded by the heavy media attention, which might make it hard to seat an impartial jury. Corey, similarly, complained: “So much information got released on this case that never should have been released. We have to protect this”

here is the link to article in Greater Detail: http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/dpps/news/zimmerman-to-be-charged-by-florida-special-prosecutor-dpgonc-20120411-to_19073426