Published March 26, 2016 by sheezacoldpiece


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California legislators and labor unions on Saturday reached an agreement that will take the state’s minimum wage from $10 to $15 an hour, a state senator said, a move that would make for the largest statewide minimum in the nation by far.
Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, told The Associated Press the proposal would go before the Legislature as part of his minimum-wage bill that stalled last year.
Leno said the deal would avoid taking the issue to the ballot. One union-backed initiative has already qualified for the ballot, and a second, competing measure is also trying to qualify.
“This is an issue I’ve been working on for many years,” Leno said. “The governor and stakeholders have all been negotiating earnestly and in good faith for some time.”
Leno did not confirm specifics of the agreement, but most proposals have the wage increasing about a dollar per year until it reaches $15 per hour.

The Los Angeles Times, which first reported the deal, said the wage would rise to $10.50 in 2017, with subsequent increases to take it to $15 by 2022. Businesses with fewer than 25 employees would have an extra year to comply.
At $10 an hour, California already has one of the highest minimum wages in the nation along with Massachusetts. Only Washington, D.C., at $10.50 per hour is higher. The hike to $15 would make it the highest statewide wage in the nation by far, though raises are in the works in other states that might change that by the time the plateau is reached.

Union leaders, however, said they would not immediately dispense with planned ballot measures.
Sean Wherley, a spokesman for SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West, confirmed that his group was involved in the negotiations. But he said the group will continue pushing ahead with its initiative that has already qualified for the ballot.
“Ours is on the ballot. We want to be certain of what all this is,” Wherley said. “We are going ahead with it. If some agreement is signed into law, then our executive board would decide what to do. They would only make that decision after any agreement is signed into law.”
Kevin Liao, a spokesman for Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, D-Paramount, declined to comment.
A spokesman for Gov. Jerry Brown, Evan Westrup, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
This wage increase is long overdue, since prices for rent, food, and utilities continue to rise. The overall cost of living here in California does not match the incomes being paid in many cases.  It will take some time, but this is a victory for many I’m sure.


Published March 26, 2016 by sheezacoldpiece

This is Cyril Ramaphosa.  The Deputy President of South Africa.  He aimes to reverse white financial domination in South Africa, a much needed economic solution, and turn over control to black people in the country.

Where will the money come from, though? The economy shrinks every time the ANC makes yet another ill-conceived decision; the party’s reputation is in shambles and their president now ranks as one of the top five beleaguered world leaders.
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That said, Ramaphosa is adamant that Broader Based Black Economic Empowerment be pushed along at a more aggressive pace.
“We are going to intensify BBBEE. We are going to sharpen our teeth and determination when it comes to unemployment.”
“We expect that our black industrialists will have up to R24 billion made available to them to redefine the way business is done in our country,” he said.
The deputy president appealed to black business owners to bring their ideas to the ANC and asked them to pay for the party’s local government election campaign. He added that the time of white business monopolies is over and that government is hell-bent on placing the economy in black hands…
“For far too long this economy has been owned and controlled by white people. That must come to end. For far too long, this economy has been managed by white people. That must come to an end.”
“Those who don’t like this idea – tough for you. That is how we are proceeding.”
He added that government was ‘obsessed’ with empowering black South Africans…
“In some cases, we have become fanatical about it. It is in this area that we know we will be able to plant seeds of further economic growth in our country,” Ramaphosa said.
Ramaphosa ended with the only part of his speech that didn’t stink of pre-election promise; adding that academics and professionals had started the ANC and are essential in the party’s efforts to improve SA… pity the party’s current policy is to weed out any and all intellectuals within its own ranks and opt for yes-men-and-women.

The awakening is long overdue.  We must take back and reclaim what is rightfully ours…our land and our resources.  


Published March 12, 2016 by sheezacoldpiece

History is big business worldwide. Stolen antiquities and art trade annually to the tune of 3 billion dollars a year or more.  Many countries are fustrated by this and struggle to reclaim their lost (stolen) artifacts.  In light of a recent fued between the Egyptian government and the Louvre museum in Paris over the fate of Fresco fragments, TIME Magazine examined 10 stolen antiquities and the conflicts they’ve created. 

1. Nefertiti’s Bust


During a 1912 Egyptian excavation, German archaeologist Ludwig Borchardt discovered the bust of Nefertiti, a 14th Century BC Egyptian queen. He claimed to have an agreement with the Egyptian government that included rights to half his finds and — using this as justification — Berlin has proudly displayed the item since 1923. But a new document suggests Borchardt intentionally misled Egyptian authorities about Nefertiti, showing the bust in a poor light and lying about its composition in order to keep his most-prized find. The Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities has repeatedly asked Germany to give the bust back — or at the very least let it return home on a temporary basis.
Current Status: Germany insists their ownership of Nefertiti is without doubt, and Berlin’s Egyptian Museum curators maintain that even a brief loan may damage the bust.

2. The Lourve’s Egyptian Frescos


A set of ancient fresco fragments is at the center of a nasty feud between Paris’s Louvre Museum and the Egyptian government. Zahi Hawass, head of Egypt’s antiquities department, claims the Louvre bought the fragments last year despite knowing they were taken from a tomb in Egypt’s storied Valley of the Kings in the 1980s, a prime spot for grave-robbers. Egypt, which has made reclaiming ancient art taken from its country a top priority, said they would sever cooperation with the Louvre unless the fragments were returned. A museum representative claimed on Oct. 7 that the Louvre was unaware the fragments were stolen, and said the museum would consider sending the fresco pieces back to Egypt.
Current status: For now, the pieces remain in the Louvre’s collection.

3. Hottentot Venus 


The Hottentot Venus was not a piece of art at all. Instead, it — rather, she — was a person named Sarah Baartman. An indigenous woman from an area now located in South Africa, Baartman was taken to London in 1810 and paraded through Europe, on display for the public to gawk at her full figure and for scientists to explore the reasons for her voluptuous appearance. The indignities continued past her death at the age of 26 — until 1985, Baartman’s sex organs and brain were housed in Paris’ Musee de l’Homme, ostensibly for scientific study.

Current Status: Calls by South Africans for the return of Baartman’s remains began in the early 1980s; bowing to pressure, the Musee de l’Homme took the body off display. In 1992, Nelson Mandela, then the president of South Africa, issued a formal request for the Baartman’s return, but it took a decade more of hand wringing for the French to repatriate her remains. She was buried in South Africa on August 9, 2002.
4. Ramses Mummy


With a history equally rich in antiquities and the looting of said antiquities, Egypt is exhaustive in its attempts to recover stolen artifacts. Few items are more prized than the mummified remains of its ancient pharaohs, and Egypt has tried for years to recoup what is likely the 3000-year-old body of Pharaoh Ramses I from North American museums. It is suspected that grave robbers sold the body to a Canadian museum sometime in the 1860s.

Current Status: In 1999, Atlanta’s Michael Carlos Museum received the mummy and used carbon dating and CT scans to place the mummy to the era of Ramses I. Upon confirmation, they offered to return the body to Egypt, where it is now housed at the Luxor Museum.
5. Koh-i-Noor


There are many claims to the Koh-i-Noor diamond.
The jewel may have passed through hands and nations for as many as 5000 years — some think ancient Mesopotamian texts make reference to the Koh-i-Noor as early as 3200 B.C. It may have once been a monstrous 793 carets, before a jeweler’s maladroitness and a few subsequent refinements chopped it to the mere 109-caret chunk it is today. The Moguls possessed it in the 16th Century, only to lose it to the Iranians, who then lost it to the Afghans. It later went to the Sikhs and ended up with the British. And while the stone carried with it a warning that it would bring harm to its owner, Queen Victoria paid it no heed. It circulated through the British crown jewels until finding a home in the coronation crown of Elizabeth, Britain’s most recent Queen Mother.
Current Status: Many lay claim to the Koh-i-Noor, including the Taliban, who trace its origin in India through Afghanistan in ancient days. Indian Sikhs have asked for the diamond back too, as they were the most recent holders before the British. For their part, the British are deaf to these claims, arguing since the diamond has passed through so many hands for so long, they have just as much right to the stone as anyone.

6. Geronimo’s Skull


Are the members of one of the world’s most prestigious and legendary secret societies grave robbers? Descendants of Geronimo want answers to the persistent rumors that members of Yale’s Skull and Bones Society unearthed the remains of the Apache warrior to bring back to their New Haven campus.
Current Status: Descendant Harlyn Geronimo filed a lawsuit in February against Yale, the Order of Skull and Bones and members of the U.S. government, calling for the return of any of Geronimo’s remains. A Yale spokesman had no comment, but some experts believe Bonesman raided the wrong grave anyway. No matter — the Bonesmen are also rumored to possess two more famed skulls, those of Pancho Villa and President Martin Van Buren.

7. Chinese Bronzes


recent attempt to sell a pair of brass Chinese animal heads took an inventive turn after they were put up for auction as part of the sale of French designer Yves Saint Laurent’s art collection. A $40 million bid was received for the two heads (a rabbit and a rat), which French and British troops removed from a clock at China’s Old Summer Palace during the second Opium War in 1860. One hitch — the buyer had no intention of paying. Chinese art dealer Cai Mingchao submitted the massive bid to protest the sale of the heads, which many Chinese see as unfairly torn from their cultural patrimony.
Current Status: Saint Laurent’s partner said he plans to keep the heads and is “thrilled” the sale failed. And while Christie’s may consider charges against Cai, they will likely relent after an outpouring of support from the Chinese public for his actions

If course the list of stolen goods go on til infinity unfortunately.  It makes one think that people desperate of culture would resort to stealing items from others. Either that or pure greed and envy.  Regardless there’s nothing honorable about proudly displaying stolen items in museums.  It’s actually rather repulsive, disgusting and disrespectful. 



Published March 12, 2016 by sheezacoldpiece


The number of people enslaved by Muslims has been a hotly debated topic, especially when the millions of Africans forced from their homelands are considered.

Some historians estimate that between A.D. 650 and 1900, 10 to 20 million people were enslaved by Arab slave traders. Others believe over 20 million enslaved Africans alone had been delivered through the trans-Sahara route alone to the Islamic world.

Dr. John Alembellah Azumah in his 2001 book, The Legacy of Arab-Islam in Africa estimates that over 80 million Black people or more died en route.


The Arab slave trade typically dealt in the sale of castrated male slaves. Black boys between the age of 8 and 12 had their scrotums and penises completely amputated to prevent them from reproducing. About six of every 10 boys bled to death during the procedure, according to some sources, but the high price brought by eunuchs on the market made the practice profitable.

Some men were castrated to be eunuchs in domestic service and the practice of neutering male slaves was not limited to only Black males. “The calipha in Baghdad at the beginning of the 10th Century had 7,000 black eunuchs and 4,000 white eunuchs in his palace,” writes author Ronald Segal in his 2002 book, Islam’s Black Slaves: The Other Black Diaspora.


Its important to note that Arab is not a racial classification; an Arab is almost like an American in that people classified as Arab today could be Caucasian (white people), Asiatic or even Arabized Africans. In the beginning there was some level of mutual respect between the Blacks and the more lighter skinned Arabs. However, as Islam and the demand for enslaved Blacks grew, so did racism toward Africans.

As casual association with Black skin and slave began to be established, racist attitudes towards Blacks began to manifest in Arabic language and literature. The word for slave – Abid – became a colloquialism for African. Other words such as Haratin express social inferiority of Africans.


The eastern Arab slave trade dealt primarily with African women, maintaining a ratio of two women for each man. These women and young girls were used by Arabs and other Asians as concubines and menials.

A Muslim slaveholder was entitled by law to the sexual enjoyment of his slave women. 

Filling the harems of wealthy Arabs, African women bore them a host of children.

This abuse of African women would continue for nearly 1, 200 years.


The Arab slave trade in the 19th century was economically tied to the European trade of Africans. New opportunities of exploitation were provided by the transatlantic slave trade and this sent Arab slavers into overdrive.

The Portuguese (on the Swahili coast) profited directly and were responsible for a boom in the Arab trade. Meanwhile on the West African coast, the Portuguese found Muslim merchants entrenched along the African coast as far as the Bight of Benin. These European enslavers found they could make considerable amounts of gold transporting enslaved Africans from one trading post to another, along the Atlantic coast.



The Zanj Rebellion took place near the city of Basra, located in present-day southern Iraq, over a period of fifteen years (A.D. 869–883). 

The insurrection is believed to have involved enslaved Africans (Zanj) who had originally been captured from the African Great Lakes region and areas further south in East Africa.

Basran landowners had brought several thousand East African Zanj people into southern Iraq to drain the salt marshes in the east. The landowners forced the Zanj, who generally spoke no Arabic, into heavy slave labor and provided them with only minimal subsistence. The harsh treatment sparked an uprising that grew to involve over 500,000 enslaved and free men who were imported from across the Muslim empire.


According to some historians, Islam prohibited freeborn Muslims from being enslaved, so it was not in the interest for Arab slavers to convert enslaved Africans to the religion. Since converting enslaved Africans to Muslim would grant them more rights and reduce the potential reservoir of people to enslave, propagators of Islam often revealed a cautious attitude toward proselytizing Africans.

Still, if an African converted to Islam he was not guaranteed freedom nor did it confer freedom to their children. Only children of slaves or non-Muslim prisoners of war could become slaves, never a freeborn Muslim.


The Arab slave trade was the longest yet least discussed of the two major slave trades. 

It began in seventh century as Arabs and other Asians poured into northern and eastern Africa under the banner of Islam. The Arab trade of Blacks in Southeast Africa predates the European transatlantic slave trade by 700 years. Some scholars say the Arab slave trade continued in one form or another up until the 1960s, however, slavery in Mauritania was criminalized as recently as August 2007.


Upward mobility within the ranks of Arab slaves was not rare. 

Tariq ibn Ziyad – who conquered Spain and whom Gibraltar was named after – was a slave of the emir of Ifriqiya, Musa bin Nusayr, who gave him his freedom and appointed him a general in his army.

Son of an enslaved Ethiopian mother, Antarah ibn Shaddād, also known as Antar, was an Afro-Arabic man who was originally born into slavery. He eventually became a well-known poet and warrior. Extremely courageous in battle, historians have dubbed him the “father of knighthood … [and] chivalry” and “the king of heroes.”

This kind of upward mobility did not occur in the European slavery system.


One of the biggest differences between the Arab slave trade and European slaving was that the Arabs drew slaves from all racial groups. During the eighth and ninth centuries of the Fatimid Caliphate, most of the slaves were Europeans (called Saqaliba), captured along European coasts and during wars.

Aside from those of African origins, people from a wide variety of regions were forced into Arab slavery, including Mediterranean people; Persians; people from the Caucasus mountain regions (such as Georgia, Armenia and Circassia) and parts of Central Asia and Scandinavia; English, Dutch and Irish; and Berbers from North Africa.

Some very interesting informative information here.  I enjoy learning something new about history everyday.  The curriculum taught in schools is so programmed and manipulated, it’s important to obtain knowledge outside of what “they” want you to know. 


Published March 11, 2016 by sheezacoldpiece

Yes!  Did you know that Chrome’ show in LA exposed an emotionally charged, ragged hole in the history of motorcycling. The discreet mention that Ben Hardy had created the ‘Captain America’ and ‘Billy’ choppers for the film Easy Rider blew my mind – Why didn’t I know this? Why isn’t this part of the folklore surrounding this epochal film? The reasons are myriad, but the effect is the same – this man is nearly invisible on the Motorcycle Culture radar.

A little digging on the web revealed some photos of Hardy and his shop, and some details on the ‘build’ of the Captain America bike. Ben Hardy’s Motorcycle Service was located at 1168 E. Florence in Los Angeles, which is now an auto repair shop. As Hardy looks to be in his late 40s in the photographs, I would presume he is dead now, but I’ll be on the hunt for more info and family photographs – trust The Vintagent; this story is going to come out.

The story thus far: Peter Fonda, the producer of Easy Rider, hired Cliff Vaughs to coordinate the motorcycles for the film, and Cliff tapped Ben Hardy for the actual construction of the machines. I’ve heard a rumor that 3 ‘Captain America’ replicas were built, but I’ll fact check that (it’s rumored one bike still exists, although the principal bikes were apparently stolen from the props warehouse after the movie was completed).
Ben Hardy used standard H-D frames, ca. ’48-’56, and used Buchanan’s frame shop to alter the steering head angle to 45 degrees. The steering head was cut off and repositioned, and the resultant extreme rake required a 12″ extension to the telescopic forks. A set of A.E.E. fork clamps are used, with extended handlebar clamps (‘dog bones’); the handlebars have a rise of 13″ – not yet in ‘ape hanger’ territory.

Cliff Vaughs hired Dean Lanza to paint the bikes, and Peter Fonda specified the tank on one to resemble the sheild of comic-book character ‘Captain America’ – hence the name of the motorcycle.

It’s no surprise Ben Hardy didn’t receive proper recognition for his role in creating the chopper.  Back in those days it was much easier to take credit for the inventions and ideas of black people.  Glad this little known fact has finally been revealed.



Published March 11, 2016 by sheezacoldpiece

Chicago was ready for Trump and his supporters today.  Massive crowds showed up and showed out to the tune of Trump having to cancel his Klan rally…or campaign rally…whatever you want to call it.  Chicago was on fire as violence quickly erupted from the crowd.  Watch the video below for a taste of the chaos.

I’m proud Chicago stoop up against this fuckery that Trump has going on.  The country is out of control, and the massive support of hate and white supremacy must end. 


Published March 11, 2016 by sheezacoldpiece

A Roseville restaurant “Joe’s Crab Shack” is under fire for an image found on a dining table depicting a hanging.

The Minneapolis NAACP says Tyrone Williams and Chauntyll Allen were preparing to dine at Joe’s Crab Shack Wednesday night when they noticed a photo embedded inside the table top. The image appears to show a large group of white people watching a public execution of at least one black person.

On the bottom of the picture, it reads: “Hanging at Groesbeck, Texas on April 12th 1895.” At the top, the caption reads, “All I said was that I didn’t like the gumbo.”

Williams said the pair immediately waved down a manager. “Although the manager was apologetic about the lynching depiction, that does not change the fact that this sickening image of black men being lynched was intentionally embedded inside of a table. This type of blatant racism should not be tolerated in this country, or in our local and national eating establishments. I have felt sick to my stomach and stressed out since seeing that image on the table where I was planning to eat my food,” said Williams.

“Seeing a picture of two black men being lynched was the last thing that I expected to see at what was supposed to be a family-friendly restaurant. As you can imagine, seeing that image ruined my appetite and my pre-birthday dinner. It is hard to believe that this type of racism is still going on in 2016,” Allen added.

“This disturbing incident that occurred at Joe’s Crab Shack, demonstrates that racism is still alive and well in this country. It is sickening to know that someone would make a mockery of black men being savagely lynched and then use that imagery for decorative purposes in a restaurant,” said Nekima Levy-Pounds, President of the Minneapolis NAACP.

The Minneapolis NAACP is demanding an immediate public apology by the corporate offices of Joe’s Crabshack; immediate removal “of any and all lynching or otherwise racially-offensive imagery” from its restaurants; and a donation to a local community-based organization that serves African American youths and teenagers.

When contacted about the incident, a spokesman for Joe’s Crab Shack released a statement.

understand one of the photos used in our table décor at our Joe’s Crab Shack location in Roseville, MN was offensive,” said David Catalano, COO Ignite Restaurant Group, Joe’s Crab Shack parent company. “We take this matter very seriously, and the photo in question was immediately removed. We sincerely apologize to our guests who were disturbed by the image and we look forward to continuing to serve the Roseville community.” 

The city of Roseville issued its own statement Friday, calling on the restaurant chain to make sure this type of imagery is not displayed anywhere else. 

 The City of Roseville was shocked and saddened to learn of the racist imagery being openly displayed at the Roseville location of national restaurant chain Joe’s Crab Shack. The City condemns this type of display in the strongest possible terms and calls on Joe’s Crab Shack to remove any and all racist imagery not only from its Roseville location, but all of its restaurants nationwide immediately. This type of display is wholly unacceptable and unwelcome in the City of Roseville.

 I’m fairly confident that patrons at any family restaurant in America would never sit down to eat to see Jews lining up entering a gas chamber, or any image depicting the holicaust as a placemat.  It further proves the disgusting racist history this country has, and the subtle reminders of it everywhere.  It’s no surprise Donald Trump is making campaign strides with his hate messages, and massive support from white supremacist.  

Black people have yet to be paid reparations like the Jews or Japanese, and we are the only still – very disparaged group of people who continue to struggle against hate, Jim Crow laws, racist legislature and more, when slaves built much of this country and made it what it is today.  Fought side by side for freedom, while many of us were murdered – literally millions – displaced from families – stripped of culture and language, with not even a decent apology.  I’m truly disgusted as a human whenever I’m reminded by incidents such as this. Smh. 

I will NEVER patronize another Joe’s Crab Shack establishment. 


Published March 9, 2016 by sheezacoldpiece

I’m convinced that Erykah Badu has mystical magical powers.  She has an undeniable aura that sucks you in like a magnet.  If you ask any of her three children’s fathers, they all may be inclined to say the same.  Here she is with The D.O.C. – well known for his work with super group N.W.A., with their beautiful daughter Puma.  The D.O.C is a hip hop staple as one of the founding members and writers of N.W.A. material, having worked on the legendary Dr. Dre “The Chronic” album – and putting out 2 solo albums, any real rap head knows his work.  

After a bad car accident that crushed his vocal cords, it took nearly 7 years before he would record again, and after rehabilitation and surgery, he’s regained full use of his voice.  He’s currently working on an album yo be released and possibly a biopic.

Outside of that,  he speaks of Erykah being one of his best friends.  In a recent interview with VLAD TV titled “How Three Legendary MC’s co-parent with Erykah Badu” He’s actively involved in his daughter’s life…even though he lives in L.A.  and Erykah resides in Georgia.  

Erykah has a daughter (Mars) with the acclaimed Jay Electronica, and also a son (Seven) with Andre 3000 of Outkast.  

D.O.C. says they all get along well, and he’s good friends with both Jay and Dre.  I’m sure Ms. Badu has some voodoo in her brew some way some how with all this harmony. I’m kidding, but it seriously makes one go hmmmmmmmm….lol.

I think it’s awesome the way her blended family works, and I nothing but love and respect for her as a mother, and as a artist.  She’s the definition of DOPE.

Anywho, check out this video below of The D.O.C. from VLAD TV to get the scoop from him directly….


Published March 9, 2016 by sheezacoldpiece

At the young age of 9, Anaya Lee Willabus will go down in US history as the youngest published female author of a chapter book. She was born in Brooklyn, NY to Guyanese parents, Dimple and Winston Willabus of Georgetown. Anaya’s book, The Day Mohan Found His Confidence, tells the story of a young boy named Mohan and the many challenges he faces at home and at school.


On June 9th, 2015, Anaya was recognized by Guyanese-born New York State Assemblywoman, Roxanne Persaud, and received a proclamation recognizing her work. Anaya has been invited to over 10 different events locally and internationally for book signings and a bigger initiative, which is to promote reading and giving back. Anaya’s book is currently available on in paperback. 
Anaya recently hosted her first book signing event at the Bergen Beach Youth Organization in Brooklyn New York and has been invited to over 10 different events locally and internationally to read, sign and promote her book and other initiatives, including giving back. Anaya stories has also been covered by several new outlets throughout the USA, Canada and Guyana. Anaya will be traveling to Guyana at the end of July, 2015 for her official book launch, where she plans to donate several copies of her book to the Public Library in Georgetown.

Anaya’s Story….
Anaya Lee Willabus is an eight year old author and visionary who enjoys reading and playing sports.Anaya was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York where she resides with her parents and two siblings.At the age of two, Anaya was taught to read by her father. Thereafter, she began to memorize books, demonstrating an acutely photographic memory. Anaya immerses herself in reading books of all genres throughout the year.
During the Summer, she grew very fond of the summer reading initiative promoted by then Assemblyman, Alan Maisel. Mr. Maisel’s “Summer Reading Program” of which her school supports, proved to be a motivational challenge, as each year she sought to surpass the previous year’s book total.

Great book to get your children and inspire them.  It’s a testament to being able to do what you put your mind to, with age having no boundaries.  

Read the rest Here


Published March 9, 2016 by sheezacoldpiece

When gun toting goes wrong!  Jamie Gilt, 31, from Florida, was accidentally shot yesterday by her 4yr old toddler while driving.  It’s a miracle the toddler didn’t kill his mother or worse shoot himself.

Jamie Gilt was driving to a relative’s home on Tuesday afternoon to pick up a horse when the boy, who was sitting in the seat behind hers, pulled the trigger, according to the Putnam County Sheriff’s department. 

A deputy noticed Gilt’s truck and horse trailer and “observed an adult female in the driver’s seat motioning to him as if she needed assistance,” the release said. “The deputy ran to the vehicle and quickly determined that the driver had been shot.”

Gilt was rushed to hospital in Gainesville, Florida, where she was in stable condition. Her boy, who was not harmed, was turned over to relatives, the release said.
The Florida Department of Children and Family Services is investigating how Gilt’s son got his hands on her pistol.

She regularly posts about guns and even teaching her children how to use them on her social media sites.  A very vocal pro gun mom, has just had her views backfire on her *literally*

Gilt was rushed to hospital in Gainesville, Florida, where she was in stable condition. Her boy, who was not harmed, was turned over to relatives, the release said.
The Florida Department of Children and Family Services is investigating how Gilt’s son got his hands on her pistol.

Apparently she had the pistol sitting carelessly in the back seat with her toddler.  A very serious error in judgment on her part, regardless to whatever training she may have given her son.  

Even though the firearm was legally owned by the victim and the child came to possess the firearm without the victim’s knowledge, Florida law states, “it’s a misdemeanor for a person to store or leave, on a premise under his or her control, a loaded firearm in such a manner that it is likely a child can gain access to the firearm.”

Let’s see if her privilege gets her off for her recklessness. Smh.