Emmanuel D. Aranda, the 25-year-old African American who was convicted of attempted first-degree murder after throwing a child three stories off of a balcony at the Mall of America in Minneapolis, MN, is appealing his conviction.
Aranda was sentenced to only 19 years in prison in June after pleading guilty to the charge of attempted first-degree murder for the attack against a five-year-old boy that occurred on April 12. He now hopes to get that ruling overturned.
While he was sentenced, Aranda offered no apology and showed no remorse for his actions. Law enforcement claimed that he arrived at the mall “looking for someone to kill,” showing premeditated intent to commit the ghastly act for which he was convicted in a court of law.
According to a complaint, the boy’s mother claims that “without warning, Defendant picked up the Victim and threw him off the third floor balcony,”
Becky Aranda, Emmanuel’s mother, claims that her son has suffered from severe mental health problems since he was a young child. She believes that his mental health was not sufficiently addressed during the trial, which is a possible reason for the appeal.
Meanwhile, the five-year-old victim’s condition has stabilized after suffering many health complications following the attack, and he has returned home.
“We are, however, pleased to share that our son completed his inpatient rehabilitation and is now home,” the family said in a statement. “We are so thankful, and we rejoice in the Lord’s blessings to our family.”
The five-year-old boy, named Landen, suffered from massive head trauma and serious fractures in his arms and legs as the result of the assault.
“We continue to ask that [God’s] healing powers guide us and our son’s care team as we enter the next phase of recovery, which includes continued outpatient rehabilitation for multiple injuries and adjusting to life back at home and school,” the family said.
Mac Hammond, the pastor for the family, noted that there was “zero evidence of brain damage…there wasn’t even swelling in the brain” within Landen following the attacks. He calls the boy’s recovery a miracle, considering how the plunge could have easily killed him.
"Thank you to all of you who prayed for us and loved us during the past 4 1/2 months."
— ABC 13 News – WSET (@ABC13News) September 4, 2019
While authorities claim Aranda committed his attack because girls at the mall refused to talk to him, there may have be a more sinister, racial component at play behind this attack – as the Democratic Party and fake news media foment constant hatred against white people.
Other shocking instances have taken place in recent months, as a startling trend of racially-motivated violence begins to emerge:
Police say Oghaleoghene Atuno circled a cul-de-sac several times in his car before deliberately hitting two boys walking on the sidewalk; one of the victims suffered a fractured skull https://t.co/1ULqUQqVXf @CBSDenver pic.twitter.com/6sDK0yx93Z
— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) April 17, 2019
— Chuck Woolery (@chuckwoolery) June 20, 2019
Assistant Public Defender Amy Lawler is representing Aranda as he files his appeal to overturn his conviction, and has yet to comment publicly on the case.
Billionaire Mike Bloomberg Pays $16 Million in Fines of Black and Hispanic Felons to Enable Them to Vote
Billionaire and former New York City Mayor has raised $16 million dollars to pay off outstanding fines of Black and Hispanic felons in Florida, according to reporting from Axios on Tuesday. Florida restricts the voting rights of convicted criminals until they’ve paid off fines levied for their crimes by the criminal justice system.
It appears that Bloomberg’s fine repayment initative was only available to Black and Hispanic felons. Axios reported that to qualify for Bloomberg’s money, applicants had to have outstanding fines of less than $1,500, be already registered to vote, and to be Black or Latino.
White felons need not apply.
The program has reportedly already cleared the fines of 32,000 felons in the state, enabling them to vote in the election. It erases the punitive aspect of the court system’s fines, which were levied in the first place in order to require convicted criminals to personally make amends for their actions.
Bloomberg’s felon bailout giveaway is legally questionable, and Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz has requested that Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody investigate what he’s doing. If he’s paying felons to vote for any one specific candidate, Bloomberg is in violation of campaign finance rules and could be liable to serve jail time .
#BREAKING: I'm calling on the Florida Attorney General to launch an investigation into @MikeBloomberg for potentially engaging in bribery and vote buying in the state of Florida. pic.twitter.com/2pAjZlAwSh
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) September 22, 2020
“The right to vote is fundamental to our democracy and no American should be denied that right,” said a Bloomberg spokesperson when asked about the fine repayment initiative. But it doesn’t seem as if the failed Democratic primary candidate is willing to buy back the voting rights of individuals who might be less inclined to vote for Joe Biden in November.
Bloomberg already tried and failed to buy the nomination in the Democratic primary, and now he’s trying to buy the crucial swing state of Florida for Joe Biden. Corrupt oligarchs should not be allowed to abuse the political system with impunity.
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