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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Moneysaver: Major League Gaming Monitor, Fuse, Sharknado ...

日本漫画无翼岛漫The definition of insanity is paying full price over and over again and expecting things to get cheaper.

There's a whole world of deals outside the Steam Summer Sale, and you can explore it in this very post. The console gaming sections are not exactly stacked today, but we've got a great selection of apps and an even better Media category. Best of all, I've brought over the Dealzmodo deal of the day on the awesome BenQ 24" 120Hz 1080p LED monitor for your saving pleasure. It's an awesome monitor stuffed with features, and we highly recommended it even if all your matches are unranked. [Amazon]


PC

All of today's PC game deals have been rolled in to the Steam Summer Sale coverage.

? Far Cry 3 [Physical] ($20) | Amazon


Mac

All of today's Mac game deals have been rolled in to the Steam Summer sale coverage.


PS3/PS4

? Defiance ($30) | Amazon

? Fuse ($40) | Amazon

? Far Cry 3 ($20) | Amazon

? 500GB PS3 w/ Assassin's Creed 3 ($230) | eBay (Newegg) via TechBargains


360/One

? Defiance ($30) | Amazon

? Fuse ($30) | Amazon

? Dead Island Riptide Special Edition for Xbox 360 ($30) | Amazon | Lowest price ever

? Far Cry 3 ($20) | Amazon

? Xbox 360 Wireless Speed Wheel ($22) | Amazon | Within $2 of lowest price ever


Wii U

? Nintendo Land ($21) | Amazon


Vita

There was a Gravity Rush deal but it expired.


3DS

? Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon ($31) | Amazon


iOS

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? FREE Pokedex | via 9to5Toys

? McPixel ($1) | via TechDealDigger

? FREE Vio | via Gizmodo

? Prince of Persia Classic ($1)/Prince of Persia Classic iPad ($1)

? FREE Call of Mini Zombies | via TechDealDigger

? FREE Table Top Racing | via 9to5Toys

? FREE Hoppetee! | via 9to5Toys

? King of Dragon Pass ($5) | Normally $10


Android

? Beat Hazard Ultra ($1) | AppBrain via TechDealDigger

? Ingenius ($1) | AppBrain via TechDealDigger


Media

The Moneysaver: Major League Gaming Monitor, Fuse, Sharknado, Pokedex

? Pre-order Sharknado [DVD] ($12) | Amazon

? Dark Knight Trilogy [Blu-ray] ($25) | Amazon

? Toy Story 3 [Blu-ray] ($13) | Amazon

? The Amazing Spider-Man [Blu-ray] ($15) | Amazon

? Batman The Animated Series [DVD] ($18/season) | Amazon

? Shaun of the Dead / Hot Fuzz Double Feature [Blu-ray] ($13) | Amazon | Lowest price ever

? Sherlock: Season One [Blu-ray] ($20) | Amazon | Lowest price ever

? Amazon has Adult Swim DVD's on sale including Sealab 1-4, Frisky Dingo 1-2, Superjail 1-2, and Harvey Birdman 1-3

? Popular Anime Movie Sets at Their Lowest Prices Ever Starting at $12 | Amazon via Deals Kinja | Lowest price ever

? Avatar: The Last Airbender Books One, Two, and Three ($13 each) | Amazon via Deals Kinja | Lowest price ever

? Best Buy will Give You $5 Off any Blu-Ray When You Ditch a DVD | Best Buy via Deals Kinja | Puts several BD movies at $5

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? 25 random comics for $20 | woot!


Tech

Want even more Tech deals? Check out Gizmodo's Dealzmodo, now written by yours truly.

? BenQ XL2420T Professional Gaming Monitor ($280) | Amazon | Lowest price ever

? Panasonic Viera 600Hz 65" Smart Plasma ($1288) | Amazon via DealNews

? AmazonBasics 3.5mm Aux Portable Speaker ($7) | Amazon | Lowest price ever

? Plantronics GameCom 780 Headset ($50) | Amazon via Deals Kinja | Lowest price ever

? Eye-Fi 8 GB Mobile X2 SDHC Class 6 Wireless Memory Card EYE-FI-8MD ($41) | Amazon | Lowest price ever


Rigged

? Samsung 840 250GB SSD ($150) | eBay


Inventory

? AQUA ZOOKA AZ-18 Quick Fill 18-Inch Water Bazooka ($9) | Amazon | Lowest price ever

? Intrigo Board game ($14) | Amazon | Lowest price ever

? 48? Foosball Table ($45) | Sears | $35 off, likely on clearance

? Banana Republic 40% off | Use code BRJULY40

? Denny's 20% off your whole check


Keep up with Shane Roberts on Kinja and Twitter. Check out Dealzmodo for more great tech deals, and Deals.Kinja.com for even more discounts.

Join us every weekday at 2:15pm ET for the full Moneysaver roundup, brought to you by the Commerce Team. We're here to bring Kotaku readers the best gaming deals available, and to be clear, we also make money if you buy. We want your feedback.

Source: http://kotaku.com/the-moneysaver-major-league-gaming-monitor-fuse-shar-791205855

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

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Baseball Daily Dose: Daily Dose: Derby Day

Monday, July 15, 2013

The Home Run Derby is usually pretty silly and always drags on for what seems like far too long, but it?s a spectacle and there?s a chance of seeing something special and it?s just about the only thing on television tonight. Tigers slugger Prince Fielder took the crown last year at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City and will be one of the eight participants this evening at New York?s Citi Field. Let?s review tonight?s batch of big boppers:

National League

David Wright, 3B, Mets

Wright was named this year?s captain for the National League and was tasked with inviting three other participants. One of his original picks, Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez, had to bow out because of a sore finger. Wright has hit only three home runs at pitcher-friendly Citi Field this year; he?s slugged another 10 on the road.

Michael Cuddyer, OF, Rockies

Cuddyer roared out of the gates this season and then missed two weeks in the middle May because of an inflamed cervical disc. His numbers have surely benefited from the thin air of Coors Field, but the veteran outfielder has been a legitimate run-producer since his days with the Twins. He?s sporting a cool .330/.391/.568 batting line with 16 homers and 55 RBI in 74 games.

Bryce Harper, OF, Nationals

Harper only has 13 home runs this season and 35 in his young major league career, but he might be the draw of the night. The 20-year-old loves the bright lights and some of his performances in past amateur home run derbies have become legendary. He has light-tower power.

Pedro Alvarez, 3B, Pirates

Alvarez is a sleeper pick to win the whole thing. He destroys baseballs in batting practice and that is essentially what the MLB Home Run Derby is -- a long, drawn out round of live BP. Alvarez has slugged 21 of his 24 home runs and boasts a stellar .882 OPS this year against right-handed pitching. His thrower tonight in the Home Run Derby at Citi Field will of course be right-handed.

American League

Robinson Cano, 2B, Yankees

Cano was named the American League captain for the second year in a row and will try to produce the Derby winner yet again. Heck, he might just go win the thing himself. The 30-year-old impending free agent and recent Roc Nation Sports signee is hitting .302/.386/.531 with 21 home runs and 65 RBI in 95 games this season. He?s no stranger to New York crowds.

Chris Davis, 1B, Orioles

Davis is the current big fly leader in the major leagues with 37 and it barely even looks like he?s trying on some of his home run swings. The guy has easy power and might be able to simply outlast his competitors and their full-effort rounds. Davis is on pace for 62 home runs here at the All-Star break.

Prince Fielder, 1B, Tigers

Fielder seems to put everything he has into each one of his swings -- whether the result is a groundout or flyout -- but his stamina was not an issue last year in Kansas City and he could certainly go win it again. The first baseman has an .894 OPS, 46 home runs and 177 RBI in 256 games since signing on with Detroit.

Yoenis Cespedes, OF, Athletics

There was a late push to get Cuban sensation Yasiel Puig into the 2013 All-Star mix, but Cespedes will have to do. Also a defector from Cuba, Cespedes has slugged 38 home runs and tallied 125 RBI in 208 games since signing a four-year, $36 million free agent contract with the A?s in March, 2012. He probably has the most raw strength of any batter in this field.

Archer Shoots Dem Arrows

As far as emergency sixth starters go, it doesn?t get much better than the Rays? Chris Archer. The 24-year-old right-hander was roughed up in his 2013 regular-season debut on June 1 against the Indians but has been steadily improving since that date and twirled the first shutout of his career Sunday in the Rays? 5-0 victory over the Astros.

Featuring a high-90s fastball (it is currently averaging 95.1 mph) and two effective off-speed pitches (slider and changeup), Archer boasts a dominant 2.27 ERA and 36 strikeouts over his last 47 2/3 major league innings and is a must-start at the moment in standard mixed fantasy formats.

Alex Cobb is making steady strides in his recovery from a concussion and will be ready to return to the Rays? starting rotation around late July or early August, but it could be Roberto Hernandez and not Archer who is sent out to make room.

National League Quick Hits: Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp (shoulder) is expected to return from the disabled list on July 21 -- the first day he?s eligible ? Ricky Nolasco suffered his first loss as a member of the Dodgers on Sunday against the Rockies ? Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon was charged with his fifth blown save of the season on Sunday versus the White Sox ? Darwin Barney hit a three-run homer in the Cubs? loss to the Cardinals on Sunday night ? Matt Garza is likely to be traded before his next turn in the Cubs? starting rotation ? Diamondbacks right-hander Ian Kennedy allowed five runs over 6 1/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the Brewers and now has a 5.42 ERA on the year ? Cole Hamels threw eight innings of two-run ball Sunday in a no-decision against the White Sox ? Jay Bruce finished 3-for-5 with a homer, a double and two RBI in the Reds? defeat of the Braves on Sunday ? Cardinals closer Edward Mujica will replace Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright on the National League All-Star team ? Wily Peralta allowed just one run over seven innings Sunday in the Brewers? win over the Diamondbacks ? Padres starter Eric Stults held the Giants to one run over six innings Sunday to earn his eighth win of the 2013 season ? B.J. Upton was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right abductor strain ? Rafael Soriano earned his 25th save of the year in the Nationals? win against the Marlins on Sunday ? Braves catcher Brian McCann has replaced Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman on the National League All-Star roster ? Carl Crawford remains day-to-day with a stiff back ? Ben Revere?s fractured right foot will likely cost him 6-8 weeks ? Sergio Romo is replacing Jordan Zimmermann on the National League All-Star team.

American League Quick Hits: Angels slugger Mark Trumbo tallied his 21st home run of the season Sunday against the Mariners ? CC Sabathia was hammered for eight runs -- three earned -- over four innings in the Yankees? loss to the Twins on Sunday ? Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer on Sunday versus the Astros and is now batting .352/.444/.556 in 63 plate appearances this month ? Scott Feldman earned his first win as a member of the Orioles on Sunday against the Blue Jays ? Melky Cabrera (knee) is on track for activation immediately after the All-Star break ? Royals closer Greg Holland was a late addition to the American League All-Star squad ? Brett Myers (elbow) is still without a timetable to return to the major leagues ? Justin Smoak stayed hot on Sunday, going 2-for-3 with a double in the Mariners? win over the Angels ? Twins outfielder Aaron Hicks hit his eighth home run of the season on Sunday afternoon at Yankee Stadium ? Paul Konerko (back) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Thursday with Double-A Birmingham ? Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar is day-to-day with a slight right hamstring strain ? Jim Johnson collected his 33rd save of the 2013 season in the Orioles? defeat of the Blue Jays on Sunday ? Jason Kipnis went 2-for-2 with two walks, a double, two RBI and a run scored Sunday against the Royals ? White Sox catcher Josh Phegley is day-to-day after taking a foul tip off his right index finger on Sunday afternoon ? Justin Verlander held the Rangers scoreless over seven innings Sunday before being lifted with mild quad tightness ? Chris Perez earned his 13th save of the year in the Indians? victory over the Royals on Sunday ? White Sox right-hander Jake Peavy looked sharp over five innings Sunday in a rehab start at Double-A Birmingham ? Tigers signed Jeremy Bonderman to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Toledo.

The Home Run Derby is usually pretty silly and always drags on for what seems like far too long, but it?s a spectacle and there?s a chance of seeing something special and it?s just about the only thing on television tonight. Tigers slugger Prince Fielder took the crown last year at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City and will be one of the eight participants this evening at New York?s Citi Field. Let?s review tonight?s batch of big boppers:

National League

David Wright, 3B, Mets

Wright was named this year?s captain for the National League and was tasked with inviting three other participants. One of his original picks, Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez, had to bow out because of a sore finger. Wright has hit only three home runs at pitcher-friendly Citi Field this year; he?s slugged another 10 on the road.

Michael Cuddyer, OF, Rockies

Cuddyer roared out of the gates this season and then missed two weeks in the middle May because of an inflamed cervical disc. His numbers have surely benefited from the thin air of Coors Field, but the veteran outfielder has been a legitimate run-producer since his days with the Twins. He?s sporting a cool .330/.391/.568 batting line with 16 homers and 55 RBI in 74 games.

Bryce Harper, OF, Nationals

Harper only has 13 home runs this season and 35 in his young major league career, but he might be the draw of the night. The 20-year-old loves the bright lights and some of his performances in past amateur home run derbies have become legendary. He has light-tower power.

Pedro Alvarez, 3B, Pirates

Alvarez is a sleeper pick to win the whole thing. He destroys baseballs in batting practice and that is essentially what the MLB Home Run Derby is -- a long, drawn out round of live BP. Alvarez has slugged 21 of his 24 home runs and boasts a stellar .882 OPS this year against right-handed pitching. His thrower tonight in the Home Run Derby at Citi Field will of course be right-handed.

American League

Robinson Cano, 2B, Yankees

Cano was named the American League captain for the second year in a row and will try to produce the Derby winner yet again. Heck, he might just go win the thing himself. The 30-year-old impending free agent and recent Roc Nation Sports signee is hitting .302/.386/.531 with 21 home runs and 65 RBI in 95 games this season. He?s no stranger to New York crowds.

Chris Davis, 1B, Orioles

Davis is the current big fly leader in the major leagues with 37 and it barely even looks like he?s trying on some of his home run swings. The guy has easy power and might be able to simply outlast his competitors and their full-effort rounds. Davis is on pace for 62 home runs here at the All-Star break.

Prince Fielder, 1B, Tigers

Fielder seems to put everything he has into each one of his swings -- whether the result is a groundout or flyout -- but his stamina was not an issue last year in Kansas City and he could certainly go win it again. The first baseman has an .894 OPS, 46 home runs and 177 RBI in 256 games since signing on with Detroit.

Yoenis Cespedes, OF, Athletics

There was a late push to get Cuban sensation Yasiel Puig into the 2013 All-Star mix, but Cespedes will have to do. Also a defector from Cuba, Cespedes has slugged 38 home runs and tallied 125 RBI in 208 games since signing a four-year, $36 million free agent contract with the A?s in March, 2012. He probably has the most raw strength of any batter in this field.

Archer Shoots Dem Arrows

As far as emergency sixth starters go, it doesn?t get much better than the Rays? Chris Archer. The 24-year-old right-hander was roughed up in his 2013 regular-season debut on June 1 against the Indians but has been steadily improving since that date and twirled the first shutout of his career Sunday in the Rays? 5-0 victory over the Astros.

Featuring a high-90s fastball (it is currently averaging 95.1 mph) and two effective off-speed pitches (slider and changeup), Archer boasts a dominant 2.27 ERA and 36 strikeouts over his last 47 2/3 major league innings and is a must-start at the moment in standard mixed fantasy formats.

Alex Cobb is making steady strides in his recovery from a concussion and will be ready to return to the Rays? starting rotation around late July or early August, but it could be Roberto Hernandez and not Archer who is sent out to make room.

National League Quick Hits: Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp (shoulder) is expected to return from the disabled list on July 21 -- the first day he?s eligible ? Ricky Nolasco suffered his first loss as a member of the Dodgers on Sunday against the Rockies ? Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon was charged with his fifth blown save of the season on Sunday versus the White Sox ? Darwin Barney hit a three-run homer in the Cubs? loss to the Cardinals on Sunday night ? Matt Garza is likely to be traded before his next turn in the Cubs? starting rotation ? Diamondbacks right-hander Ian Kennedy allowed five runs over 6 1/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the Brewers and now has a 5.42 ERA on the year ? Cole Hamels threw eight innings of two-run ball Sunday in a no-decision against the White Sox ? Jay Bruce finished 3-for-5 with a homer, a double and two RBI in the Reds? defeat of the Braves on Sunday ? Cardinals closer Edward Mujica will replace Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright on the National League All-Star team ? Wily Peralta allowed just one run over seven innings Sunday in the Brewers? win over the Diamondbacks ? Padres starter Eric Stults held the Giants to one run over six innings Sunday to earn his eighth win of the 2013 season ? B.J. Upton was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right abductor strain ? Rafael Soriano earned his 25th save of the year in the Nationals? win against the Marlins on Sunday ? Braves catcher Brian McCann has replaced Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman on the National League All-Star roster ? Carl Crawford remains day-to-day with a stiff back ? Ben Revere?s fractured right foot will likely cost him 6-8 weeks ? Sergio Romo is replacing Jordan Zimmermann on the National League All-Star team.

American League Quick Hits: Angels slugger Mark Trumbo tallied his 21st home run of the season Sunday against the Mariners ? CC Sabathia was hammered for eight runs -- three earned -- over four innings in the Yankees? loss to the Twins on Sunday ? Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer on Sunday versus the Astros and is now batting .352/.444/.556 in 63 plate appearances this month ? Scott Feldman earned his first win as a member of the Orioles on Sunday against the Blue Jays ? Melky Cabrera (knee) is on track for activation immediately after the All-Star break ? Royals closer Greg Holland was a late addition to the American League All-Star squad ? Brett Myers (elbow) is still without a timetable to return to the major leagues ? Justin Smoak stayed hot on Sunday, going 2-for-3 with a double in the Mariners? win over the Angels ? Twins outfielder Aaron Hicks hit his eighth home run of the season on Sunday afternoon at Yankee Stadium ? Paul Konerko (back) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Thursday with Double-A Birmingham ? Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar is day-to-day with a slight right hamstring strain ? Jim Johnson collected his 33rd save of the 2013 season in the Orioles? defeat of the Blue Jays on Sunday ? Jason Kipnis went 2-for-2 with two walks, a double, two RBI and a run scored Sunday against the Royals ? White Sox catcher Josh Phegley is day-to-day after taking a foul tip off his right index finger on Sunday afternoon ? Justin Verlander held the Rangers scoreless over seven innings Sunday before being lifted with mild quad tightness ? Chris Perez earned his 13th save of the year in the Indians? victory over the Royals on Sunday ? White Sox right-hander Jake Peavy looked sharp over five innings Sunday in a rehab start at Double-A Birmingham ? Tigers signed Jeremy Bonderman to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Toledo.


Source: http://rotoworld.com/articles/mlb/43674/13/daily-dose-derby-day

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Monday, July 15, 2013

Global energy efficiency transport policies can save $70 trillion by 2050

Global energy efficiency transport policies can save $70 trillion by 2050

Photo taken from the International Energy Agency?s website

Global energy efficiency policies targeting the urban transport system can save as much as $70 trillion in spending, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency.

The $70 trillion savings comes from energy efficiency policies that will cut spending on vehicles, fuel, and transportation infrastructure between now and 2050, according to the report titled ?A Tale of Renewed Cities.?

The report based its findings on studies from more than 30 cities from all over the globe to show how to improve transport efficiency through better urban planning and travel demand management. Additional benefits of improved transport efficiency include lower greenhouse gas emissions as well as a higher quality of life.

Three approaches to policies were presented by the report in order to achieve the $70 trillion-savings ? the ?avoid,? ?shift,? and the ?improve.?

The ?avoid? policies addresses transport energy use and emissions by slowing travel growth through city planning and travel demand management. Examples of ?avoid? policies are providing initiatives for virtual mobility programs such as tele-working, and implementation of logistics technology.

?Shift? policies are those that enable and encourage movements from motorized travel to more energy efficient modes, such as public transportation, cycling, and walking. Policies must target the affordability, frequency, and seamless public transport to mitigate congestion.

?Improve? policies are those that reduce energy consumption and emissions from all travel modes. This can be achieved through the introduction of efficient fuels and vehicles, and policies focusing on fuel economy standards and increased advanced-vehicle technology sales.

?Urgent steps to improve the efficiency of urban transport systems are needed not only for energy security reasons, but also to mitigate the numerous negative climate, noise, air pollutions, congestion and economic impacts of rising urban transport volumes,? said I.E.A. Executive Director Maria van der Hoeven.

Despite vehicles technology improvements, the I.E.A. expects that global travel will double by 2050, translating to an increase of 70 percent in transport energy use and emissions between 2010 and 2050.

?As the share of the world?s population living in cities grows to nearly 70 percent by 2050 and energy consumption for transport in cities is expected to double, the need for efficient, affordable, safe and high-capacity transport solutions will become more acute,? Ms. Van der Hoeven said.

The report, which was supported by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, is part of I.E.A.?s Policy Pathway series which aims to help policy makers implement the 25 Energy Efficiency Policy Recommendations which urges G8 leaders to adopt and urgently implement energy efficiency measures. ? EcoSeed Staff

Source: http://www.ecoseed.org/low-carbon/energy-efficiency/16745-global-energy-efficiency-transport-policies-can-save-70-trillion-by-2050

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Civil rights case vs. Zimmerman won't be simple

WASHINGTON (AP) ? Calls for the Justice Department to look into the shooting death of Trayvon Martin reverberated as soon as George Zimmerman was acquitted of state charges in a Florida courtroom, but it may be even tougher to mount a federal case against Zimmerman.

The department says it's reviewing evidence to determine whether criminal civil rights charges are warranted, but legal experts see major barriers to a federal prosecution ? including the burden of proving that Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch leader, was motivated by racial animosity ? and say Justice officials would likely be saddled with some of the same challenges that complicated the unsuccessful state case.

"The Justice Department would face significant challenges in bringing a federal civil rights case against Mr. Zimmerman," said Alan Vinegrad, the former U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York. "There are several factual and legal hurdles that federal prosecutors would have to overcome: They'd have to show not only that the attack was unjustified, but that Mr. Zimmerman attacked Mr. Martin because of his race and because he was using a public facility, the street."

The department opened an investigation into Martin's death last year but stepped aside to allow the state prosecution to proceed. It said in a statement Sunday that the criminal section of its civil rights division, the FBI and federal prosecutors in Florida are continuing to evaluate the evidence generated during the federal investigation, plus evidence and testimony from the state trial. The statement came as the NAACP and others called on the Justice Department to open a civil rights case against Zimmerman for the shooting death of the unarmed black 17-year-old.

Zimmerman was acquitted Saturday night in a February 2012 shooting that tapped into a national debate about racial profiling, equal justice and self-defense. Civil rights leaders, Martin's parents and many others said Zimmerman had racially profiled Martin when he followed the teenager through a gated townhouse community and shot him, but Zimmerman said he was physically assaulted by Martin and shot the teenager in self-defense.

Though the Justice Department does have an established history of using federal civil rights laws to try to convict defendants who have been previously acquitted in related state cases, experience shows it's almost never easy getting guilty verdicts in such high-profile prosecutions. In this case, federal prosecutors pursuing a civil rights case would need to establish, among other things, that Zimmerman was motivated by racial animosity, even though race was barely mentioned at the state trial.

Lauren Resnick, a former federal prosecutor in New York who secured a conviction in the killing of an Orthodox Jew during the 1991 Crown Heights riots in Brooklyn, said the Justice Department could conceivably proceed under a theory that Zimmerman interfered with Martin's right to walk down a public street based on his race. But even that is difficult since the conflict occurred in a gated community, which may not fit the legal definition of a public facility. Prosecutors would also probably need to prove that trailing Martin on the street constituted interference, she said.

"One could argue it did, if it freaked him out and he couldn't comfortably walk down the street ? there's an argument here," said Resnick, who now specializes in white-collar defense and commercial litigation.

But she said federal prosecutors were likely to encounter the same hurdles as state prosecutors in establishing that Zimmerman was driven by racial animus and was the initial aggressor, as opposed to someone who acted in self-defense.

"When you have a fact pattern where one person's alive, and one person's not, and the person alive is the efendant, it's hard to prove things beyond a reasonable doubt," she said.

Samuel Bagenstos, a former No. 2 official in the Justice Department's civil rights division, said: "This is an administration that hasn't shied away from bringing hate crimes cases that are solid prosecutions based on the facts and the law, but from what I've seen this would be a very difficult case to prosecute federally because the government would have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that George Zimmerman acted because of Trayvon Martin's race. If you're trying to prove racial motivation, you are usually looking for multiple statements related to why he is engaging in this act of violence. I think it's a difficult case to prove."

Another federal case, the Rodney King prosecution, illustrates just how difficult it can be for the federal government to come in behind a state prosecution that ended in acquittal, even when there's videotaped evidence of the crime.

King was beaten by Los Angeles Police Department officers after a high-speed car chase in 1991, but the four police officers charged in the incident were acquitted on state charges of assault with a deadly weapon and three of the four were acquitted on a charge of use of excessive force. The jury deadlocked on the excessive force charge against the fourth officer.

Federal prosecutors obtained an indictment on charges of violating King's civil rights. Two of the officers were found guilty and were imprisoned. The other two officers were acquitted.

In a 1970 prosecution, the Justice Department charged three white Detroit police officers and one black private security guard with allegedly conspiring to deprive eight black youths and two white girls of their civil rights during the 1967 riots in Detroit.

The officers had gone to the Algiers Motel in a reported search for snipers. Three black teenagers were slain at the motel. One of the police officers had been acquitted earlier of a state charge of first-degree murder in the case; another officer had been found innocent in a separate state trial on a charge of felonious assault.

The federal case took place in Flint, Mich., an hour's drive north of Detroit, after the defense complained that the defendants could not get a fair trial in the city where the slayings occurred. A jury acquitted all four defendants.

In prosecuting the law enforcement officers, the Justice Department invoked an 1871 civil rights law. Prosecutors alleged that the officers had lined up the people staying at the motel and slugged them with clubs and rifle butts. There was testimony that several of the guests were taken into separate rooms where shotguns were fired into the ceiling in an effort to get those in a nearby hallway to disclose the identity of the alleged snipers and the location of firearms.

In a defense that turned out to be successful, defense attorneys emphasized that the charge against their clients was conspiracy, not assault, coercion, intimidation or murder. Lawyers for the two officers previously charged in the state cases also argued that their clients were being charged with serious criminality even though they had already been acquitted.

Source: http://news.yahoo.com/civil-rights-case-vs-zimmerman-wont-simple-072336718.html

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Sunday, July 14, 2013

BioShock Vita Still a Topic of Conversation Between Sony and 2K Games

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Posted by Sammy Barker

Give us the game, wipe away the debt

Give us the game, wipe away the debt

Would you kindly give it a rest?

BioShock Vita, the game that was announced over two years ago but hasn?t even entered development yet, is still a topic of conversation between Sony and 2K Games. Asked about the project on Twitter over the weekend, series creator Ken Levine revealed that he ?talked about the title? with the aforementioned firms recently, and that he?s ?trying to find a match?.

Earlier in the year, Levine said that there needs to be a ?deal in place? before the game can enter production, and added that the title?s future is in the hands of ?business people?. Realistically, you should probably forget that this was ever announced. No one?s going to admit it, but, much like Taylor Swift and her latest celebrity beau, this is, like, never ever coming out.

[via twitter.com]

Sammy Barker

A true PlayStation veteran, Sammy?s covered the world of PS gaming for years, with an enormous Trophy count to prove it. He also likes tennis games way more than you.

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