This character was formerly written 檢, a combination of 木 wood and 僉 a Chinese-only character meaning whole/all. In compounds 僉 often lends connotations of things like combine, examine, discuss, etc. Here it means “examine,” which together with 木 (representing wooden tablets on which records were kept) gives “examine wooden records.” It ihas since come to mean “investigate” in a broad sense. In its current form 僉 has been simplified to 㑒.
A Pennsylvania police officer was charged Tuesday with criminal homicide after investigators concluded she shot an unarmed motorist in the back as he lay facedown after a traffic stop over an expired inspection sticker.
Authorities accused Hummelstown police Officer Lisa J. Mearkle of shooting 59-year-old David Kassick twice on Feb. 2 without legal justification. She was released on $250,000 bail.
Her attorney, Brian Perry, said Mearkle acted in self-defense, and he warned the case could cause police officers to hesitate in high-pressure situations.
"She felt like she had to do what she did," Perry said. "This person was being commanded, begged, ‘show me your hands,’ and he kept going to his waist."
Authorities said Mearkle had attempted to pull over Kassick for expired inspection and emissions stickers before he sped away. She caught up to Kassick near his sister’s home where he had been living for a short time.
He got out and ran before Mearkle incapacitated him with a stun gun, held in her left hand. He was on the ground when she shot him twice in the back with the gun in her right hand, police said.
Mearkle, 36, told investigators she fired because he would not show her his hands and she thought he was reaching into his jacket for a gun. Perry said she did not know Kassick before the shooting.
The offense of criminal homicide encompasses a range of charges, from misdemeanor involuntary manslaughter to felony first-degree murder. Prosecutors often narrow the charge later in the process, about the time when defendants are formally arraigned.
The stun gun contained a camera that recorded audio and video from portions of the encounter, and District Attorney Ed Marsico called it the strongest evidence in the case.
He said it appeared Kassick had been trying to remove the stun-gun probe from his back.
"At the time Officer Mearkle fires both rounds from her pistol, the video clearly depicts Kassick lying on the snow covered lawn with his face toward the ground," according to the arrest affidavit. "Furthermore, at the time the rounds are fired nothing can be seen in either of Kassick’s hands, nor does he point or direct anything toward Officer Mearkle."
Marsico said Mearkle waited 4 seconds between the first and second shots, and afterward performed CPR. He called the shooting “a tragedy for all involved.”
The district attorney said a syringe was found near Kassick’s body, and alcohol and unspecified drugs were found in his system.
Lawyers for Kassick’s family and estate issued a statement calling the charges “a substantial step toward closure” after what they described as a horrifying tragedy. They said he had worked as a Teamsters union laborer and struggled with addiction.
"Mr. Kassick is now dead as a result of a traffic stop, a routine traffic stop," said one of the family’s attorneys, Christopher Slusser. "He should not be dead. He should not have died as a result of that traffic stop. And the manner in which he was shot — you can infer from that what you will."
Hummelstown Police Chief Charles M. Dowell did not respond to a message seeking comment, but his department issued a news release that said it had cooperated fully, calling the matter “an extremely difficult case for all involved.”
"We are servants of justice and must now allow the judicial process to conduct a fair and impartial review of the allegations that have been presented," the news release stated.
Perry said Mearkle has been on the force for 15 years. She is married to a state trooper and has young children at home, he said. She was expected to be under electronic monitoring.
(This is short, but OMFG WAS IT HILARIOUS! I image Aomine’s face was exactly like the gif below. Just confused as shit.)
Kagami looked in the mirror, leaning over the counter to get closer. He poked his eyebrows again for the fifth time. He frowned as he stood back, and then leaned forward again, poking them all over again. Aomine found his boyfriend like this, inspecting his eyebrows and then standing back, then inspecting them again. He stood there, dumbfounded, his head moving with Kagami’s body..back and forth..back and forth… “Kagami what the hell are you doing?!” Kagami jerked, turning to his boyfriend, “Aomine?! When did you get here?!” “Huh? I’ve been here for a few minutes. What are you doing??” Kagami looked away from Aomine, “Nothing.” Aomine raised one eyebrow, “Nothing? What the hell..your poking yourself!” “Oh. Yeah. That.” Aomine tilted his head in confusion, waiting for Kagami to answer. When Kagami realized his boyfriend wasn’t going to let the subject drop he let out a loud sigh. “What do you think of my eyebrows?” Aomine gave him the biggest what the fuck look ever, “Huh?” “You know…they split. My eyebrows. Do you think they look stupid?” Aomine looked at his boyfriend’s eyebrows, then back to his eyes, “Is this a joke?” “Hah?! No I’m serious!” Aomine shook his head, “They are eyebrows. How the hell am I supposed to know if they look stupid?” “….whatever. Go away Ahomine.” Aomine watched his boyfriend’s disappointed face, and then looked at his eyebrows again. He just didn’t understand what Kagami was asking. “Kagami, your eyebrows are a part of you and make you…well you. I wouldn’t want them any other way.” Kagami blushed at hearing his boyfriend’s words, staring at him with surprise. Aomine thought hard for a moment, “Although, since you are a baka, I suppose your eyebrows would be also?” Aomine didn’t have time to move before Kagami punched him in the stomach.
today at work, i kept feeling a hair on my face but there was nothing there, and i asked my coworker to tell me if she saw a hair on my face right? so she gets abt 3 inches close to my face, inspects it thoroughly side to side, then VERY GINGERLY and TENDERLY swipes my bangs off of my face (like cue romantic piano music and flower petals falling from the sky) and holds her hand there for a second and then casually goes “NOPE i don’t see a hair” and walks away while i am sitting there blushing from my toes to my ears like Holy Shit I Am So Gay For Girls
I almost cried on a train today while checking tumblr, but the area manager is going to be in for inspection today, so I’m wearing a smart outfit and impeccable make up with my most expensive lipstick, sending out all my love to you, it’s okay to be sad, hugs to everyone struggling to keep it together.
What do you do if one of your friends is being framed for something they didn't do? One of my IRL friends was dating this one girl, but for some reason she decided to say that he abused and raped her (He's only hugged her, and has probably only kissed her once, with her permission), even though she has no bruises or torn clothes as evidence. I want to support him, since he's had to pull out his notebook full of evidence every time someone came up to him, But i don't know how.
I am so sorry for you and your friend. THe only thing you can do is stand by him no matter what happens. GIve him that understanding. I don’t understand why people feel the need to do that. She has no evidence but he will be inspected more than likely for awhile.
That’s horrible. I had that happened to two friends of mine. One woman and one guy. My guy friend had it happen because he refused to sleep with her and she did it to make him feel horrible for rejecting her. He really didn’t. He just wanted to wait until the time was right. *hugs* Give him a hug from me too.