Skip to comments.George Zimmerman: Attorney wants witnesses protected
Posted on 05/07/2012 3:12:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Neither George Zimmerman, his attorney or the special prosecutor will be in court Tuesday for a scheduled arraignment.
Zimmerman entered a not guilty plea to second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin weeks ago and waived his appearance for Tuesday.
Attorney Mark OMara told News 13 that he planned on filing motions to protect the names of witnesses in the case.
Once that is done, OMara said discovery or the states evidence will begin to flow.
Its likely attorneys for several major media companies will file their own motion to have that information made public.
OMara continues to update the George Zimmerman website that he controls, www.gzlegalcase.com.
The attorney for Zimmerman says donations have been coming into the website ranging from $1 to $500, with the average donation being $20.
The right of armed self defense is on trial, George is just the liberal's chosen sacrificial lamb.
I will continue to support George's defense. If enough people send ten bucks it really adds up fast.
A nice white neighbor who lives there came out on tv and showed what happened.
were I him I’d have thought twice as he does not need some a hole, black white or whatever with whatever agenda to go ape on him.
Get called for the trial. tell what truly happened and keep many LOADED gun nearby.
Really? I don't recall a single post to that effect, let alone "many". A few may have said he acted foolishly, but I don't remember anyone saying that he deserves being persecuted.
Actually, he’s right, there were quite a few of them a month or so ago, before many of the facts trickled out. Luckily, they were chased off for being complete morons.
Something that really bothers me (from the website):
I made a gift to him, from money I had already paid taxes on. So the IRS will steal more of that money? That is unconscionable!
I recall a few here thinking Zimmerman overreacted shooting an unarmed kid. I'll give them the benefit of doubt that they were fooled by the 14 year old Travon photos by the propaganda press..
Go back through the Zimmerman/Trayvon threads and you’ll see plenty. I think they’re mostly in hiding right now.
But then again, the “official storyline” started falling apart quickly, and well before the “special prosecutor” was assigned.
It won't be long now before we can all see if this is a criminal prosecution, or a political persecution
Go back through the Zimmerman/Trayvon threads and youll see plenty. I think theyre mostly in hiding right now.
During the first three or four hours after the shooting exploded in the media, yeah, I'll admit that I thought "oh, no, some crackpot has created a perfect storm for the second amendment." I don't remember if I posted anything to that effect, but I certainly thought it.
That was when the activist/MSM media controlled the story 100%, after sitting on it for weeks.
As the actual facts began to leak out, I knew I had been had. I'm sure many others did too. One more in a long series of media-created crisis situations.
I feel bad about that. I'm still inclined to believe what initially comes out when the MSM does one of these wall-to-wall mega events. I still don't have the instinct to say to myself, "hey, this could be 100% Barbra Streisand, why not wait until a little more comes out." I guess I'll have to keep working on that instinct.
Santorum is on the right track with this case.
I’ve noticed Drudge keeps running the piece on the “Secret Witness” even though we all know the guy saw nothing ~ so, is it the case that the Mitbots are taking up the cudgel on behalf of the Hispanic guy, and the other folks are supporting a far more likely scenario?
Interesting that a killing like this could show the divisions among Republican voters.
11 posted on Sunday, March 25, 2012 9:01:01 PM by muawiyah
Mr. Zimmermans predicament is one of his own creation. Actions have consequences, a fact which I would expect that any conservative can appreciate. I presume if he feels he is being treated unfairly that there is some sort of grievance procedure at the college he was attending, and I have no reason to think that he will not be afforded the same due process afforded to any other student.
This is not a criminal justice issue, it exists independently of whatever legal consequences he may be facing. I see no reason to think that the college in question should be obligated to wait for the outcome of any legal proceeding before acting in what they perceive to be the best interests of their institution. Mr. Zimmerman has no right to attend college, any more than you or I do. If the administrators at the Seminole State College feel that his presence is in some way disruptive, then they are fully within their rights to take whatever actions they feel the situation warrants, and I see no reason to second guess their judgment.
And again, you are assuming that there is an accommodation that could be made. Not every class is available online, and furthermore, as I stated before, it is the middle of an academic term. There is simply no way that Mr. Zimmerman could move from one class to another at this point without the college taking steps to facilitate such a transition that they would never take for any other student. Mr. Zimmerman is not entitled to any kind of special treatment merely because he is a suspect in a criminal investigation.
I am certain that no other student would be afforded such treatment and I certainly see no reason why Mr. Zimmerman should be treated any differently from any other person whose presence had become disruptive to the learning environment.
However, as I stated before, I would expect that in such a situation his tuition would be refunded in full and he would be provided with marks on his transcript that do not reflect poorly on his academic performance.
36 posted on Friday, March 23, 2012 2:03:25 AM by NMCicero
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.
48 posted on Friday, March 23, 2012 6:20:02 AM by AskNotReceiveNot
To: Revolting cat!
9 years of college? Thats 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 Friday, March 23, 2012 7:50:25 AM by wtc911 (Amigo - you’ve been had.)
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 fathers 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 wouldnt 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 Friday, March 23, 2012 8:25:55 AM by bguyj2012
I guess there were a few, but as noted by others, that was when the story first broke, and St. Trevon was depicted as a “child carrying a bag of Skittles”, as Sheptard Smith contintued to call him a month later. Plus a lot of those were Santorum backers trying to defend his idiotic statements. I haven’t heard anybody say that lately.
>I made a gift to him, from money I had already paid taxes on.
It sure looks that way.
>So the IRS will steal more of that money? That is unconscionable!
I don’t think that’s going to bother the government one bit; after all government agents committing acts of war against another nation (not authorized by congress) is apparently yawn-worthy nest. [Fast & Furious]
Add to that the president already said “I think it’s good when you spread the wealth around” and the clamor of [some] to increase taxes, I think it may not be unreasonable to imagine both a national-level sales tax and a VAT (Value Added Tax) both coming into existence, this in addition to current taxes.
I see your 15 and raise you 15 2DV.....30 bucks is goin in from this end....I encourage any, who wish, to follow the leader ....MR. 2DV’s example.
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Don't feel bad. They are good at it and it happens to a lot of us. I get sucked in by them at times too. The rare times when I feel like that is happening, I come here for a reality check and rely on some of the FReepers with a better immunity at the time to give me some antibodies. We have to back each other up because the onslaught is ceaseless and no doubt even the best of us is going to get worn down from time to time.
Exactly tom and june....whenever you allow your glands to override your brain...big problems ensue.....I call my default position THE MISSOURI DEFAULT:
‘HEY, WAIT A MINUTE...HOLD ON HERE...WHY IS IT THAT....’
This applies equally in the money arena
where the default becomes:
‘IF the expenditure is over 100 bucks wait 3 weeks to buy it..meanwhile figure out every reason
1. why you don’t need it THE FIRST PLACE and
2. where you can get it cheaper.
Over the years it is astounding how much money that has saved me.