Skip to comments.College Expels George Zimmerman Following Trayvon Martin Shooting
Posted on 03/22/2012 10:53:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
In light of Trayvon Martins 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.
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.
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.
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.
“Self defense? Yeah the poor guy really had to shoot a kid in the chest Im sure. He brought this on himself and this really shouldnt 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.
Sure would like to know why Martin was suspended from the Miami high school just a day or two before.
This entire incident is getting uglier every day.
To my fellow CCW FRiends: Stay alert and safe.
And is he white?
Man he looks like the guy from the Dos Equis commercial.
Absolutely. Or if he were an Angela Davis type of radical.
It’s almost like Richard Jewell, all over again:
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.
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.,,,
I hope he sues the college for discrimination. PC is a killer to all who come in contact with that dreaded disease.
"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%
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.
Must have has the O.J. jury.
Must have has the O.J. jury.
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.
Maybe he fell while trying to chase the kid down, slipped and landed on his back. Remember its nighttime.
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.
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?
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How about “Two wrongs don’t make a right”.
No such person named dude, except maybe you on this site. :)
Clearly you didn’t bother to read my post. Try again.
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.
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.
Someone remind me. What country is this?
Russia, without the charm.
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.
See post #28.
Current photos of Martin. Or at least more recent. From his FB, they were scrubbed.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.