Skip to comments.Public opinion shifts on Trayvon Martin case
Posted on 03/31/2012 3:39:16 PM PDT by Cboldt
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My impression, and I am going by vague recollection, is that George suggested to the neighbors that it form a neighborhood watch. I don;t what sort of meeting or vote, if any, was taken, but he isn't "self appointed" in the sense of nobody knows he's doing the chore, or that the neighbors don't want him doing the chore.
I also recall reading that at least some of the past incidents, where George helped catch crimes, were written up in the neighborhood or association newsletter.
All that said, I'll go look for some cites that correct my mistakes ;-)
For years, Twin Lakes residents had been on edge--demonstrated by their decision last September to start a neighborhood-watch organization, which was initiated by Zimmerman himself.
SANFORD, Fla. - A neighbor of George Zimmerman and fellow neighborhood watch captain in their Florida gated community came to his defense Tuesday ... Frank Taaffe pointed out the circumstances that he believes led his 28-year-old neighbor to react the way he did on the night of Feb. 26: Eight burglaries within 15 months, most done by young black males, he said.
Taaffe said that Zimmerman was appointed as a watch captain, despite reports that he appointed himself to the post.
Zimmerman was the point person for the subdivision's Neighborhood Watch. The September edition of the community's newsletter stated: "To receive Neighborhood Watch updates, safety tips and be noticed (sic) of any suspicious activity within your community, call George Zimmerman," and included his phone number, which has since been disconnected.
Thanks, it was also my impression that Zimmerman was part of a group, not a self-appointed vigilante.
Self appointed in the sense that he piped up at a meeting, or otherwise suggested to the neighborhood association that a neighborhood watch would be a good idea, in light of the recent burglaries and hot breakins. As is not unusual when somebody suggests a task, they are also assigned it. I don't know how many others, if any, schedule time to watch the neighborhood. We do know he's not the only one calling the police. He makes about 10% of the calls from the community.
Have you checked back on that site? War Chick makes another comment or two.
War Chick has made another comment or two.
It really looks authentic to me but I know nothing of how anyone could verify, being a techtard.
Yes, that seems to explain some of the problems people had with her article. What do you think?
Since I’m a techtard, I have no idea, but War Chick said she’ll let people know if it’s a fake. So I’ll just keep checking her blog.
Small found red or blue OPA (Office of Price Administration) coins?
They were used as change for retailers to give back for food bought with ration stamps. They're made of vulcanized fiber (celluloid) and were commonly called OPAs.
The blue OPAs were change for processed foods and could only be used to buy processed foods; red OPAs were for meats and fats.
They came in different denominations (red "MM" OPAs were $5, the highest red OPA, and blue "WC" OPAs were $10, the highest blue OPA).
I have several sets of cufflinks made from OPAs in different denominations. People ask about them and they're a nice 'educational' item. They're quite inexpensive, the blues much easier to find than the red OPAs. I know places where you can get a full set of all 24 blue OPAs - including the rarer ones - for around $34-36. The common ones are under a buck apiece. A cheap price for a teaching tool for kids and grandkids. "Wait? That tiny, thin, round piece of plastic was money, and the only money you could use to buy food because the government said so one day? Cash wasn't any good? You mean the government can do that?"
The government is running a bigtime inflation / deflation racket against the people. Blame Congress, it is responsible to "coin money and regulate the value thereof."
Yes, that's exactly how things have gone for me with regard to volunteer organizations. I learned a long time ago not to suggest something unless I was ready to do a bunch of the work. :-)
Where did you find that 10% number? Do you have a hard source for it? Even with the "self-appointed" vs. "group" neighborhood watch, the sources I have are only from news stories, and I have found so many news stories that are absolutely wrong, that I am leery about believing anything that isn't sourced properly.
That’s pretty good.
Mine were red.
If you think the posts are authentic, post a url link.
I really don’t know if they’re authentic or not; I am a non-tech person. I’d rather freepmail it to you since it got deleted once. Just ask me if you’d like it.
There is debate about it on this thread, can’t remember if there is a link still up, I think perhaps not. I just checked, there is a link to a cached page that has it, the War Chick’s site also has it with discussion, ask me if you want that link too.
Oh what the heck, here’s two links.
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