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Zimmerman arrives at jail after turning self in
CBS News / The Associated Press ^ | April 11, 2012

Posted on 04/11/2012 6:12:52 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

SANFORD, Fla. — The man charged with second-degree murder in Trayvon Martin's death has arrived at a Florida jail after turning himself in.

George Zimmerman reached the jail in Sanford on Wednesday night, hours after a special prosecutor announced the charge against him. He's expected to make his first court appearance on Thursday.

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Zimmerman's Attorney Mark O'Mara says that his client will plead not guilty and asks that people not jump to conclusions about whether he's guilty....

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Local News; Politics
KEYWORDS: florida; georgezimmerman; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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1 posted on 04/11/2012 6:13:06 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just a thought: Zimmerman’s lawyers said he contacted the prosecutor on his own. What if Zimmerman asked to be charged as being arrested and facing trial is better than running around with a bounty on his head from thousands of people who want to lynch him.

Both for his own protection and possibly the protection of his family he wanted to be arrested and face a jury.


2 posted on 04/11/2012 6:16:18 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A travesty of Justice and places Capt. Zimmerman in a dangerous situation.

Free Zimmerman!!


3 posted on 04/11/2012 6:18:07 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: mnehring

Not a chance in hell. It would be a crime, abdication of fiduciary responsibility if a prosecutor prosecuted a defendant for exculpatory reasons at the request of the defendant.


4 posted on 04/11/2012 6:21:10 PM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: mnehring

Perhaps he didn’t think his attorneys at the time were acting in his best interests.


5 posted on 04/11/2012 6:21:19 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romney - Santorum: Twin Sons of Different Mothers...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Some questions I have for the audience:

If Zimmerman is eventually exonerated will the Feds come after him?

Did the state prosecuting attorney decide to charge him to protect him from being taken to task by the Feds?

If the grand jury had looked at this case, before the state prosecutor took it over, and ruled in favor of Zimmerman would the Feds still have gone after him?


6 posted on 04/11/2012 6:23:01 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

If Z is freed, it will be Rodney King all over again. You ppl in FL, get ready. I bet the Koreans are.


7 posted on 04/11/2012 6:27:00 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This case gives me a real sick feeling in the pit of my stomach.

They are saying, “You CANNOT defend yourself from thugs!” IF the thugs are black.

The realization that this man cannot get a fair trial is... I don’t know, a travesty?

There may be evidence that they have good reason to charge him, but I’m afraid it’s just the race pimps that caused this.


8 posted on 04/11/2012 6:28:10 PM PDT by FrogMom (There is no such thing as an honest democrat!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Zimmerman should have left the country. Someone will always be coming after him here.


9 posted on 04/11/2012 6:29:59 PM PDT by Third Person
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Holder's “Justice Department” will persecute Zimmerman no matter what the FL prosecutor does. After all. Martin is one of Holder's and Obama’s “people” who have “rights” that no other Americans have.
10 posted on 04/11/2012 6:30:14 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: FrogMom

Understandible; however, at the end of the day it’s still better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6.


11 posted on 04/11/2012 6:30:36 PM PDT by MachIV
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Zimmerman is totally screwed.

To appease "Holder's People", they charged him with a Crime he didn't commit, and should be exonerated totally.

However, the Jury will be packed with blacks, and/or, the Jurors will fear for their lives if they vote to Acquit.

An Aquital would bring ten-fold the looting, beatings, burning of shops and homes, etc. that the Rodney King trial brought in LA.

Even IF some miracle occurred, and Zimmerman was rightfully Acquitted, the Bounty would remain, and Holder would charge him with a "Hate Crime", even though he was getting the shit beat out of him by a black thug yewt....that's where we are today, folks, and if you're white, you have no chance when the State-Run-Media and black goon squads start their whining and sabre-rattling.

It will come down to riots in the streets, once the money for the Crack and bling runs out for the inner-city parasitic tribes.

12 posted on 04/11/2012 6:30:49 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Poor bastard.


13 posted on 04/11/2012 6:31:05 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

the feds wont go after zimmerman after november 2012.


14 posted on 04/11/2012 6:31:44 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: Jack Hydrazine

the feds wont go after zimmerman after november 2012.


15 posted on 04/11/2012 6:32:05 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: mnehring

Plausible. I can’t begin to imagine what this guy is going through. He’s been absolutely destroyed without charges or conviction. Let’s get them filed and get this over with, makes sense


16 posted on 04/11/2012 6:32:10 PM PDT by Figment
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
No matter how this turns out, it won't be pretty.

Anybody know what kind of life expectancy In Trade is giving Zimmerman in jail?

17 posted on 04/11/2012 6:32:21 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare is like a stool sample. You have to pass it to find out what's in it.)
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To: mnehring

Poor B*stard should of ran. He’ll never get justice in America.


18 posted on 04/11/2012 6:32:52 PM PDT by D Rider
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To: FlingWingFlyer

zimmerman will be out on bond soon.


19 posted on 04/11/2012 6:33:56 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: Figment

Whites,Hispanics,and white hispanics should riot


20 posted on 04/11/2012 6:34:23 PM PDT by Craftmore
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
WHERE'S THE MEDIA ON THIS ONE?


21 YEAR OLD Tyrone (not 'Trayvon') Woodfork has been arrested for the attempted murder of Bob Strait and the brutal rape , beating and murder of his wife of 65 years Nancy Strait:


Mr. Strait, who served in the 101st Airborne Division in World War II, suffered a broken jaw, broken ribs and severe bleeding. He was shot in the face with a BB gun and is in a serious condition in the hospital.

Mrs. Strait, who was nearly blind, WAS RAPED AND BEATEN TO DEATH

21 posted on 04/11/2012 6:35:32 PM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: FrogMom

“They are saying, “You CANNOT defend yourself from thugs!” IF the thugs are black”

That’s also how I see it.


22 posted on 04/11/2012 6:35:55 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

>>>Zimmerman’s Attorney Mark O’Mara says that his client will plead not guilty and asks that people not jump to conclusions about whether he’s guilty....

Mr. Lawyer, that ship has sailed... even Dear Leader as all but said “guilty”. A fair trial with an impartial jury is impossible.


23 posted on 04/11/2012 6:36:34 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: mnehring

He may figure the only way his evidence of innocence can fairly presented is in a court of law. If I were him I’d rather have a court determine my innocence than to be walking around with a freakin bounty on my head with this limp in-Justice Dept turning a blind eye to the NBP’s ‘dead or alive’ solicitation to commit first-degree murder on me.


24 posted on 04/11/2012 6:36:38 PM PDT by ThirstyMan
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To: FrogMom; waterhill; ixtl
They are saying, “You CANNOT defend yourself from thugs!” IF the thugs are black.

Yep. That's how I take it.

Now, when someone needs to defend themselves against a black thug, that extra second or two that they may contemplate the results of their actions due to the publicity of this particular confrontation, may cost them their life.....

(((ping)))

25 posted on 04/11/2012 6:38:18 PM PDT by Envisioning ( Call me a racist................, one more time......................)
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To: mnehring

Yeah, that’s a great plan, since there aren’t ever any minorities that are racist towards white people in our crime free and totally safe jails in this country...


26 posted on 04/11/2012 6:39:29 PM PDT by L,TOWM (Once you see that it is all Kabuki Theater, you are free to quit wasting your time on politics.)
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To: FrogMom

They have no evidence that they didn’t have when they first exhonorated him. This is a second bite at the apple for political reasons.


27 posted on 04/11/2012 6:40:37 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: mnehring

Yeah, that’s a great plan, since there aren’t ever any minorities that are racist towards white people in our crime free and totally safe jails in this country...


28 posted on 04/11/2012 6:41:22 PM PDT by L,TOWM (Once you see that it is all Kabuki Theater, you are free to quit wasting your time on politics.)
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To: Envisioning
Now, when someone needs is justified to defend themselves against a black thug, that extra second or two that they may contemplate the results of their actions due to the publicity of this particular confrontation, may cost them their life.....

fixed it...

29 posted on 04/11/2012 6:41:30 PM PDT by Envisioning ( Call me a racist................, one more time......................)
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To: FrogMom

I agree

What is happening to our country?


30 posted on 04/11/2012 6:42:16 PM PDT by Steve Newton (And the Wolves will learn what we have shown before-We love our sheep we dogs of war. Vaughn)
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

That’s a travesty!!! The problem with the hate-crime contruct is that there is NO crime like this that isn’t hate-filled. And the value of a person’s life cannot be weighed by his skin color and justice remain. This society has become so da*n stupid.


31 posted on 04/11/2012 6:42:36 PM PDT by ThirstyMan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

zimmermans lawyer can ask the judge to dismiss the charges..[stand your ground law]...
http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/04/11/2743404/second-degree-murder-charge-may.html


32 posted on 04/11/2012 6:43:06 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gun sales in Stanford must be through the roof!


33 posted on 04/11/2012 6:45:23 PM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: mnehring
What if Zimmerman asked to be charged as being arrested and facing trial is better than running around with a bounty on his head from thousands of people who want to lynch him.

Maybe, but more likely the threats of riots and retaliations frightened the prosecutrix into charging him. Look for a reverse OJ jury to be formed; he'll be found guilty no matter what the evidence. If he is found not guilty, after all, cities will burn.

If he's convicted, what will WE burn?

34 posted on 04/11/2012 6:47:11 PM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

Exactly...where is the NATIONAL outrage over what was done to this man who SERVED his country??? May a plague strike down all members of the corrupt communist media...


35 posted on 04/11/2012 6:47:26 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: mnehring

Serious mistakes being made by Zimmerman. When you are facing charges like this you have “NO Advocates” except for your Attorneys. Not the police, not the prosecutor, not the media, and not even smiling conservative talk show host, and definitely not those reading your comments on your web site.
Talk To Nobody without your attorneys present. Too many people think the Miranda Rights are meant for the guilty. That is dead wrong.

Zimmerman should have watched this video

Don’t Talk to the Police. In praise ofs the Fifth Amendment Right to Not Be a Witness Against Yourself.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wXkI4t7nuc


36 posted on 04/11/2012 6:49:25 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Uncle Slayton

I have not seen Zimmerman referred to as Capt. would you tell me where you found this reference?
Thanks.


37 posted on 04/11/2012 6:51:17 PM PDT by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: mnehring
Trayvon was trying to kill him. Instead Trayvon ended up dead and now Zimmerman is accused of murder.

The Declaration of Independence talks of "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." Maybe the "and" should be "or"--pick one out of the three.

38 posted on 04/11/2012 6:53:23 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Steve Newton

They need to beat Zimmerman with a bull pizzle and let him go.


39 posted on 04/11/2012 6:54:30 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: JimRed
If he's convicted, what will WE burn?

There's the rub.....

Not much worry in that apparently.....

40 posted on 04/11/2012 6:55:13 PM PDT by Envisioning ( Call me a racist................, one more time......................)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Why use a 'recent but undated' photo when Zimmerman's mug shot is available?

Gee, I wonder...

41 posted on 04/11/2012 6:58:01 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Yes.

No. She did it for her own reasons unrelated to the well being of anybody else. She’s a politician.

Yes. Fo sho.


42 posted on 04/11/2012 6:58:35 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (The only flaw is that America doesn't recognize Cyber's omniscience. -- sergeantdave)
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To: SgtHooper

Brother, you speak the truth. Floridians, read and heed.


43 posted on 04/11/2012 7:03:57 PM PDT by Adams (Fight on!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

PravdABdNC is open to firing squad or electric chair for the racist.

Pray for America


44 posted on 04/11/2012 7:12:29 PM PDT by bray (Power to We the People)
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To: mojo114; Uncle Slayton

I wouldn’t bother.

Old Uncle Slayton always comes into these threads (always) makes that same type of statement.

Just go read any collection of his posts on this subject. The pattern and tone is unmistakable. Right Uncle Slayton?

When he is asked about it, he doesn’t have the guts to tell anyone how he really feels.


45 posted on 04/11/2012 7:19:52 PM PDT by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: rlmorel

mmmokay


46 posted on 04/11/2012 7:28:33 PM PDT by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: mnehring

Like he’s going to be safe in any room, cell, bathroom or shower controlled by FL law enforcement? Really?

I am fond of the Jewish head cap/monk shaved head look he had in the video. He bashed his own head and shaved it for good measure. Right?


47 posted on 04/11/2012 7:28:39 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: the_devils_advocate_666
Gun sales in Stanford must be through the roof!

The jail is up the street from my house. My bad angel is sitting here telling me to go on up in front of the courthouse tomorrow and setup a small table with a sign that says: AMMO SALES. Of course I'll have a nice selection from .38 on up to the evil .50BMG. Maybe a sign on top of some 9mm that says "George Z recommends!"

48 posted on 04/11/2012 7:29:36 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The Democrat Ku Klux Klan is alive and well as the New Black Panthers, CBC and the NAACP)
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To: VeniVidiVici

MIght help to explain the Sanford jail and courthouse are collocated.


49 posted on 04/11/2012 7:31:35 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The Democrat Ku Klux Klan is alive and well as the New Black Panthers, CBC and the NAACP)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I doubt that Zimmerman can get a fair trial anywhere in this country.

If a juror wants to keep himself and his family safe from reprisals after the trial, he has no choice but to vote guilty. Otherwise, his name and photo and address will go up on Twitter.

I will point out that Obama, though his public statements, could have been VERY helpful in helping Zimmerman get a fair chance of acquittal. It is a national disgrace that he has done exactly the opposite.

50 posted on 04/11/2012 7:34:28 PM PDT by TChad
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