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College Expels George Zimmerman Following Trayvon Martin Shooting
Mediaite ^ | March 22, 2012 | Meenal Vamburkar

Posted on 03/22/2012 10:53:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

In light of Trayvon Martin‘s death, Seminole State College has expelled George Zimmerman, the man who shot Martin. The college released a statement Thursday addressing the “high-profile controversy” — citing student safety as the sole reason.

The statement said:

“Due to the highly charged and high-profile controversy involving this student, Seminole State has taken the unusual but necessary step this week to withdraw Mr. Zimmerman from enrollment. [...] This decision is based solely on our responsibility to provide for the safety of our students on campus as well as for Mr. Zimmerman.”

The Orlando Sentinel reports Zimmerman was working toward an Associate in Arts degree:

Zimmerman, 28, first enrolled at the college in 2003 and was working toward a vocational certificate to become an insurance agent. He re-enrolled in 2009 and was working toward an Associate in Arts degree in a general studies program, according to the college.


TOPICS: Education; Government; Local News; Politics
KEYWORDS: florida; georgezimmerman; trayvonmartin
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To: kcvl

NOt jus the local media. My news station (ABC) is reporting that Zimmerman just shot the unarmed kid as he was walking down the street.


51 posted on 03/23/2012 4:47:06 AM PDT by catman67
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To: dfwgator
.................... junior
“7 years of ^ college down the drain...” g
52 posted on 03/23/2012 4:48:05 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What a country!! Last year a couple of black punks drop a shopping cart from two stories onto a white woman walking below. She suffers extensive brain injuries. The two perps go to court.......and you guessed it.......walk out the door.


53 posted on 03/23/2012 4:48:09 AM PDT by kenmcg (How)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

>http://www.examiner.com/charleston-conservative-in-charleston-sc/zimmerman-was-on-the-ground-being-punched-when-he-shot-trayvon-martin?cid=PROD-redesign-right-next<

From the Charleston Conservative Examiner:

1. The witness reports that George Zimmerman was on the ground and Trayvon is on top of him punching him.
2. The witness says that George Zimmerman was screaming and yelling for help.
3. Police arrive and find Zimmerman bleeding on his face and the back of his head. He also has had grass stains on his back. All this confirms the story told by Zimmerman and the witness.
4. Police play the 911 tape for Trayvon Martin’s father, who tells police that the voice screaming is not the voice of his son.

Trayvon Martin was a towering 6’2” football player.


54 posted on 03/23/2012 4:48:58 AM PDT by G Larry (We are NOT obliged to carry the snake in our pocket and then dismiss the bites as natural behavior.)
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To: AskNotReceiveNot

“Self defense? Yeah the poor guy really had to shoot a kid in the chest I’m sure. He brought this on himself and this really shouldn’t be a liberal/conservative or gun rights issue”.

Maybe you have some info the rest of us don’t have. All the facts have not come out, only the hysterical writings & broadcasts of a” lynch mob” hysterical media.


55 posted on 03/23/2012 4:52:29 AM PDT by kenmcg (How)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sure would like to know why Martin was suspended from the Miami high school just a day or two before.
Fighting?


56 posted on 03/23/2012 4:55:39 AM PDT by Vinnie
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This entire incident is getting uglier every day.

To my fellow CCW FRiends: Stay alert and safe.


57 posted on 03/23/2012 5:02:05 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Look for the union label, then buy elsewhere.)
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To: Revolting cat!

And is he white?


58 posted on 03/23/2012 5:13:23 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: a fool in paradise

Man he looks like the guy from the Dos Equis commercial.


59 posted on 03/23/2012 5:15:23 AM PDT by 31R1O
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To: Tzimisce

Absolutely. Or if he were an Angela Davis type of radical.


60 posted on 03/23/2012 5:15:41 AM PDT by apocalypto
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s almost like Richard Jewell, all over again:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Jewell


61 posted on 03/23/2012 5:15:41 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("The door is open" PALIN 2012)
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To: AskNotReceiveNot
Self defense? Yeah the poor guy really had to shoot a kid in the chest I’m sure. He brought this on himself and this really shouldn’t be a liberal/conservative or gun rights issue.

Are you on the jury? Do you have the facts?

I KNOW people who have had to pull a gun because they were being beaten up by someone bigger and stronger than them. Fists are deadly force, too. Think it through before condemning Zimmerman.

62 posted on 03/23/2012 5:19:20 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Big - time BARF alert story.

Holding a gun may make you think others are too

Mar 20, 6:09 PM (ET)

By MALCOLM RITTER

NEW YORK (AP) - No one knows what led a Florida neighborhood watch captain to shoot Trayvon Martin, a teenager carrying no weapon.

But a new study raises an intriguing question: Could the watch captain have been fooled into thinking the youth was armed in part because he himself was holding a gun?

In the study, volunteers who held a toy gun and glimpsed fleeting images of people holding an object were biased toward thinking the object was a gun.

It’s another indication that the brain shapes what we perceive in the world beyond the information that comes in through our eyes, said James Brockmole of the University of Notre Dame, who did the work with psychologist Jessica Witt at Purdue University.,,,

http://apnews.excite.com/article/20120320/D9TKG0B02.html


63 posted on 03/23/2012 5:31:13 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: dfwgator

I hope he sues the college for discrimination. PC is a killer to all who come in contact with that dreaded disease.


64 posted on 03/23/2012 5:33:54 AM PDT by No Surrender No Retreat
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To: dfwgator
"Way to go Zimmerman...you just guaranteed Obama 90% of the black vote!"

"You mean instead of the 95% he got last time?"

So. Wooo hoo! Five percent less would be an improvement then!

What percentage of blacks voted for Obama?

According to Politico.com, 95%

65 posted on 03/23/2012 5:37:11 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: driftdiver

DD,everytime a perp gets taken out, the person who used self-defense is the culprit in the eyes of the mindless wonders. This whole incident is the cause the deceased for not obeying the law aginst trespassing in a gated community.

Zimmerman used the required force to save his life or he would have been beat to death. What we have is a punk with an attitude and probably a racist getting his just in due form.

My neighborhood is not gated, but when I see someone in the area I do not know, they are checked out in a professional manner. I do carry concealed legally, but hope I never have to shoot someone. Your posts make good and sound logic to people who have not drank the koolaid.


66 posted on 03/23/2012 5:46:47 AM PDT by No Surrender No Retreat
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To: kenmcg

Must have has the O.J. jury.


67 posted on 03/23/2012 5:48:21 AM PDT by No Surrender No Retreat
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To: kenmcg

Must have has the O.J. jury.


68 posted on 03/23/2012 5:48:22 AM PDT by No Surrender No Retreat
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To: Revolting cat!
9 years of college? That’s one year away from a Ph.D!

______________________________________

He's just a good kid trying to put his violent past (assaulting a cop - smacking his girl around) behind him and get an edumacation.

69 posted on 03/23/2012 5:50:25 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This decision is based solely on our .. totally predictable gutlessness.
70 posted on 03/23/2012 5:51:09 AM PDT by tomkat (FU.baraq)
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To: driftdiver

Maybe he fell while trying to chase the kid down, slipped and landed on his back. Remember its nighttime.


71 posted on 03/23/2012 6:25:47 AM PDT by bguyj2012
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To: G Larry

what does the guy’s height have to do with anything? is it a crime to be a tall athletic teen???

even if he is 6’2 instead of 6’0, a 28 yr old man by way of testosterone and age, will be much more developed than a 17 yr old.

please, the kid’s height is irrelevant in this situation. to bring it tells me you put criminal culpability on someone just because they’re tall.


72 posted on 03/23/2012 6:25:53 AM PDT by bguyj2012
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To: No Surrender No Retreat

dude, seriously read the stories. are you the only person missing that the kid had the right to be there, since he was staying visiting his father’s girlfriend??

and where do you find grounds to call the kid a “punk with attitude”? if you listen to the 911 tapes, Zimmerman is more of the punk with attitude, a guy who wouldn’t even listen to the 911 operator who told him not to confront someone. there was no crime being committed by the kid. so how is the kid a perp?


73 posted on 03/23/2012 6:25:55 AM PDT by bguyj2012
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To: dfwgator

Some folks can only afford to take one or two classes a semester. It’ll take you a while just to work through all of the Federally mandated “classes”.


74 posted on 03/23/2012 6:41:37 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: bguyj2012

If it’s insignificant, why is the media using 3 year old babyface teen pictures, of a much smaller kid?

Did you happen to read the first 4 bullet points?

Size is a factor in the dead kids beating on the shooter.


75 posted on 03/23/2012 7:20:08 AM PDT by G Larry (We are NOT obliged to carry the snake in our pocket and then dismiss the bites as natural behavior.)
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To: No Surrender No Retreat; All

The left sees this event as an opportunity to attack the self defense laws, concealed carry, and whites in general.

They care nothing for the dead 17 yr old.


76 posted on 03/23/2012 8:24:26 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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Zimmerman didn’t afford the presumption of innocence to Trayvon. Zimmerman had him tried and convicted for walking on a public sidewalk. What’s good for the goose.


77 posted on 03/23/2012 10:01:29 AM PDT by snowstorm12
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To: NMCicero
Mr. Zimmerman’s predicament is one of his own creation. Actions have consequences, a fact which I would expect that any conservative can appreciate.

So self-defense accepted by the police is justification for his college expelling him, and it's his fault?

What a collectivist asshat you are.

78 posted on 03/23/2012 11:30:26 AM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: bguyj2012
there was no crime being committed by the kid. so how is the kid a perp?

Well, this 6'3", 160lb, 17 year old footbal player you call a "kid" was assaulting and battering Zimmerman, who had a broken nose, a bloody face, and had been knocked to the ground while calling for help, at the time he was shot - according to eye witnesses.

But of course, he was BLACK.

So of course you're right, there was no crime being committed by the tender child, who was brutally cut down just as he was turning his life around, simply because he had black skin and was wearing a hoodie.

79 posted on 03/23/2012 11:36:01 AM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: snowstorm12

How about “Two wrongs don’t make a right”.


80 posted on 03/23/2012 11:43:03 AM PDT by beandog (Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand)
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To: bguyj2012

No such person named dude, except maybe you on this site. :)


81 posted on 03/23/2012 12:58:46 PM PDT by No Surrender No Retreat
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To: Talisker

Clearly you didn’t bother to read my post. Try again.


82 posted on 03/23/2012 1:36:15 PM PDT by NMCicero
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To: driftdiver

Of course I do. However, I’ve argued this to death and I don’t have any real interest in debating the matter further in this thread. If you want to PM me, I’d be happy to explain my reasoning as to why I don’t consider Mr. Zimmerman to be the victim in this instance.


83 posted on 03/23/2012 1:41:02 PM PDT by NMCicero
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To: Talisker

What does the police report say as far as eyewitness accounts go? Where does it say Zimmerman was knocked to the ground? Maybe Zimmerman, being the aggressor, got out, gave chase, grabbed the guy’s shirt and they both tumbled and it turned into a struggle.

In any case, a stranger was pursuing a kid minding his own business so any self-defense would have been on the part of Trayvon, not Zimmerman.

Oh, and last I checked, 17 is still a kid in America.


84 posted on 03/23/2012 3:10:46 PM PDT by bguyj2012
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Someone remind me. What country is this?


85 posted on 03/23/2012 3:11:46 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Altura Ct.

Russia, without the charm.


86 posted on 03/23/2012 4:15:17 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A college can’t expect to be able to protect Zimmerman or others if some of folks decide to make a hit on the man while he is on campus.
This makes sense to me.


87 posted on 03/23/2012 4:17:48 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: A CA Guy

See post #28.


88 posted on 03/23/2012 4:23:00 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Jack Hydrazine; 2ndDivisionVet

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2862657/posts?page=96

Current photos of Martin. Or at least more recent. From his FB, they were scrubbed.


89 posted on 03/23/2012 4:56:27 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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