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Pressure mounts on police chief after black teen's death [Scapegoating]
petoskey news ^ | 3/22/2012 | Tina Susman

Posted on 03/22/2012 6:52:10 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

City commissioners in Sanford, Fla., pass a nonbinding vote of no confidence in the police chief in response to the handling of Trayvon Martin's shooting death. Hundreds rally in New York City.

In a tense meeting Wednesday that highlighted growing tensions over the shooting death of an unarmed blackteenager, city commissioners here passed a vote of no confidence in the police chief, as protests spread north to New York City, where the slain youth's parents joined a march demanding the killer'sarrest.

The no-confidence measure passed 3 to 2 after more than an hour of debate. Though it was not binding, the outcome and the public groans and applause that punctuated the debate underscored the anger pulsing through the Orlando suburb nearly a month after17-year-old Trayvon Martin's death on Feb. 26.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: florida; georgezimmerman; mob; race; trayvonmartin
Another "news" story that IGNORES GEORGE ZIMMERMAN'S INJURIES. The apparent evidence that shows Martin was on top of Zimmerman punching him is COMPLETELY reversed in this story.

Got bias?

1 posted on 03/22/2012 6:52:22 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

The journalistic malfeasance in this story reminds me of the Richard Jewell case....


2 posted on 03/22/2012 6:54:31 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

The journalistic malfeasance in this story reminds me of the Richard Jewell case....


3 posted on 03/22/2012 6:55:28 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

I’ve heard so many conflicting accounts of this case I really dont know what to think. But its hard to be sympathetic with the dead kid after seeing who’s lining up to support him.


4 posted on 03/22/2012 6:58:36 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

The shooter, Zimmerman, may have just brought down the curtain on concealed carry in America. Don’t ask me to feel sorry for him.


5 posted on 03/22/2012 7:03:47 AM PDT by varmintman
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To: SoFloFreeper

Once again, these details have been ignored or changed by the media.

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.

The neighborhood this took place in has seen a lot of crime. Would you be surprised to learn that there were eight burglaries, nine thefts, and a shooting just in the past year? In fact, the local homeowners’ association reports that George Zimmerman actually caught one thief and aided in the apprehension of other criminals. The Miami Herald wrote about this on March 17th. None of the thousands of articles and cable news segments that came after, thought this was important.

The media also characterizes Trayvon as a “model student.” In fact, he under a five day suspension when the shooting took place. That is why he was staying at a house so far from his school on a school night. A laywer for Trayvon’s family has blocked access to his school records. However, you have to do something pretty bad to get suspended for five days.

Now that you know the suppressed facts of the case, you can for form a better more balanced opinion. Maybe you still think Zimmerman was wrong to pull the trigger. However, I think you will come to the conclusion that the “mainstream” clearly is pushing an agenda. Even when they have to grossly alter and adjust a story to fit that agenda.


6 posted on 03/22/2012 7:07:09 AM PDT by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: varmintman

Thank God you have all the information needed to condemn the man.


7 posted on 03/22/2012 7:07:09 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: varmintman
The shooter, Zimmerman, may have just brought down the curtain on concealed carry in America. Don’t ask me to feel sorry for him.

You mean that the 2nd Amendment is null and void because someone used a weapon in self-defense?

Why was George Zimmerman not arrested the night of the shooting?

When the Sanford Police Department arrived at the scene of the incident, Mr. Zimmerman provided a statement claiming he acted in self defense which at the time was supported by physical evidence and testimony.

8 posted on 03/22/2012 7:11:21 AM PDT by kabar
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To: SoFloFreeper
This is example of a modern day lynch mob. The black community and the media have spent the last few days upping the tension and building each other into a frenzied state over the case without even knowing many of the facts. Now not only Zimmerman, but all the police involved, and the prosecuting attorney have been found guilty in the media kangaroo court. Of what? Who Knows? Maybe not kowtowing fast enough to the demands of a minority. But it doesn't matter, they are going to get their pound of flesh. Justice and truth be damned! Somebody get the rope and build the scaffold!
9 posted on 03/22/2012 7:12:50 AM PDT by apillar
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To: SoFloFreeper

Obviously the African American community stirred up by professional race baiter Al Sharpton is ignoring the judicial process where a grand jury will review the evidence and then decide whether to bring the person to trial. It is ironic that one of the triumphs of the civil rights movement was to end the practice of the police arresting and harassing individuals without any probable cause or judicial process. In the eyes of racists like Sharpton such practices are OK as long as the alleged perpetrator is white.


10 posted on 03/22/2012 7:13:25 AM PDT by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I wonder if all the ‘conservatives’ who are buying hook, line and sinker the national MSM media portrayal of this whole debacle are so believing of them otherwise?


11 posted on 03/22/2012 7:15:38 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: SoFloFreeper

The sheer phoniness of the outrage always gets me.

The numbers of young black men murdered in this country are well in the four figures every year, but where is their round-the-clock media coverage? The tacit agreement between the media and the race-baiters on issues like these is sickening.


12 posted on 03/22/2012 7:19:04 AM PDT by denydenydeny (The more a system is all about equality in theory the more it's an aristocracy in practice.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Pressure mounts on police chief after 6 ft 3 240lb violently assaulting black teen's death
13 posted on 03/22/2012 7:21:24 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Mohammedan law every woman must belong to a man will delay the end of slavery until Islam has ceased)
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To: SoFloFreeper
The race based lynch mob is at full bay. At this point it really doesn't matter what happened. The race hustlers, their followers, and meekly compliant accomplices in the media will not rest until Zimmerman is in prison. He will be charged and convicted of something just to stave off the riots that would ensue if he was cleared. Holder's blatantly racist Justice Dept. has stepped in, with no local request, to manage the lynching.
15 posted on 03/22/2012 7:24:26 AM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: denydenydeny

I heard Zimmerman’s sheiks for help on the neighbor’s phone. No one went out to help. In fact the woman who was on the phone told her husband not to go out. All it would have taken was one of them to come outside and the kid would have at least stopped the beat down. I guess the song was right. “Monopoly is so much fun I’d hate to spoil the game.”


16 posted on 03/22/2012 7:25:52 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Freddd
Maybe you still think Zimmerman was wrong to pull the trigger.

I can't answer gthat question because of the conflicting accounts. That's why we have grand juries. I do think Zimmerman was wrong for even putting himself in a position for a confrontation with Trayvon.

In the transcript of the Zimmerman's initial call to the police, he is told that LEO is on the way. Zimmerman tells the dispatcher that Trayvon is running towards the back exit of what is a gated community. The dispatcher tells him to back off. There is nothing in the transcript of the call to indicate that Zimmerman or any other person was at immminent risk of death or serious bodily harm at the hands Trayon and therefore, Zimmerman had no reason to be within 100 yards of Trayvon unless he was looking for a confrontation. Perhaps Zimmerman's use of deadly force was justifiable once he got into a confrontation with Trayvon, but my point is that Zimmerman never should have put himself in a confrontational position where deadly force was necessary in the first place.

17 posted on 03/22/2012 7:44:31 AM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: SoFloFreeper

Zimmerman at the very least provoked the encounter.

Zimmerman called 911 forty-six times in thirteen months in a 250 home gated subdivision, from what I’ve read. That’s a lot. 15 burglaries though, which suggests a real crime problem.

His words on the last 911 call show tremendous anger and hostility; his voice is shaking; he’s ramped up on adrenaline.

My take on him is not favorable at all. There needs to be more than a “we’ll take your word for it, George” kind of investigation. Zimmerman’s injuries don’t count for anything if he initiated the physical confrontation.


18 posted on 03/22/2012 7:46:08 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: SoFloFreeper
This is straight out of the Weather Underground playbook.

Find an incident.

A spark to ignite the flame,

Ratchet it up to a raging inferno.

BTW this is an exact repeat of Hillary's dirty tricks campaign from 2007, only then it was the “Jenna 6”. they tried using as the spark to ignite the flame.

In 2007 it wasn't Rush that was accused of “hate speach” and the “war on women” as the spark to ignite the flame, it was Don Imas.

In 2007, Al Sharpton duped Glenn Beck into calling for the removal of violent music, in other words black music, from the radio. Look at the news stories, and listen to Beck and you will see the same thing is happening now.

Another spark to ignite the flame. You can't get the youth to march in the street for anything else, take away their music and watch them march.

One other thing.

While the left was busy trying to gin up civil unrest and race riots, the terrorist were busy making plans and preparations for carrying out a terrorist attack on NYC subways.

Get ready boys and girls, the left is turning this cold war hot.

19 posted on 03/22/2012 8:08:57 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: IMR 4350
This is straight out of the Weather Underground playbook.

They only copied the Nazis, see The Reichstag Fire, and Kristallnacht.

20 posted on 03/22/2012 8:12:12 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: varmintman
The shooter, Zimmerman, may have just brought down the curtain on concealed carry in America. Don’t ask me to feel sorry for him.

Dream on, shill.

21 posted on 03/22/2012 8:14:20 AM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

If you instigate a confrontation, getting your ass kicked does not provide justification for killing a guy


22 posted on 03/22/2012 8:14:58 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: dfwgator

You’re exactly right.

Problem is too many people in this country simply don’t want to believe that something like a Nazi Germany could ever come to pass in this country.

There are people in this country that would willingly get in the cattle car and encourage others to get into the cattle car because they were given bread an jelly, and they wouldn’t be planning on doing anything bad to you or they wouldn’t give you bread and jelly.


23 posted on 03/22/2012 8:36:13 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: All

For arguments sake let us say Mr. Zimmerman did everything wrong,he is a racist, he initiated the confrontation, he threw the first punch,
therefore he had an obligation to lie on the ground and let the teenager beat him to death?

At some point a party who is initially the victim, initially is in the right, can cross a line in which they cease to be the victim and become the victimizer.


24 posted on 03/22/2012 8:58:49 AM PDT by Jonah Johansen ("Coming soon to a neighborhood near you")
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To: SoFloFreeper

If the law and the facts support the police and Zimmerman, it’s time for the DOJ to file a civil right complaint. That always gets ‘em.


25 posted on 03/22/2012 9:33:20 AM PDT by pfflier
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To: IMR 4350

Treyvon Martin didn’t live in this GATED community. (It’s gated, BTW, to keep out crimninals.)

So how did he get in?

Did some one in the community LET him in?

I’m guessing no - I’m guessing he broke in - and trespassing is an arrestable crime.

So he’s already committing a criminal act when met by Zimmerman.

Treyvon Martin is hardly innocent in this case, in my opinion.

Don’t wanna get shot? Don’t break into gated communities. Most white people understand this, that’s why they live longer.


26 posted on 03/22/2012 10:43:23 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: canuck_conservative

“Treyvon Martin didn’t live in this GATED community. (It’s gated, BTW, to keep out crimninals.)

So how did he get in?

Did some one in the community LET him in?”

He was visiing his father who DID live there.

Zimmerman had a right to be suspicious of him. It was dark, it was raining, and 6’3” Trayvon had a hoodie on with his head covered. Zimmerman appropriately called the police to report Trayvon since they’d had a string of recent burglaries. It’s what happened after that that is unclear and will determine whether it was self dense or murder.

I was President of our local HOA when we lived in a small private (but not gated) community. By default I was considered head of our nearly defunct Neighborhood Watch also. At one point I got a number of calls from parents expressing concern about a supposedly “creepy” guy showing up every couple of weeks when the kids were walking to the school bus. I started walking my dog around that time and it wasn’t long before I saw the guy slowly cruising the neighborhood. I stopped him and asked him what he was doing. He initially wouldn’t tell me but when I told him some parents were concerned about their children he laughed and said, “I’m looking for TVs and stereos in the trash. I fix them and sell them. You rich people throw out some good stuff” I laughed and told him to have a nice day. I was armed and my dog was a 120 lb Doberman. I’m also 6’0” tall and weighed about 280 at the time. If he’d jumped out of the car with the intention of beating my azz I suppose it could have gone the same way as Trayvon.


27 posted on 03/22/2012 11:23:59 AM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: MtBaldy

where is trevor’s duty to walk away?

if a football player is pounding you to a pulp the is no duty to sit there and take it


28 posted on 03/22/2012 11:48:09 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory

“where is trevor’s duty to walk away?

if a football player is pounding you to a pulp the is no duty to sit there and take it”

huh? What are you talking about?

There is no “trevor” in this story. There is a dead black kid named Trayvon Martin and the guy who shot him named George Zimmerman. I didn’t know Martin was a football player and doubt it was true. He supposedly weighed around 140 lbs. If Zimmerman’s version of events is true, and eye witnesses support it, then it was self defense despite all the wailing and gnashing of teeth and threats of reprisal from the black community.


29 posted on 03/22/2012 11:58:00 AM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: MtBaldy

correct on the name.

I was just using an example.

a 90lb woman is not supposed to have no defense because a larger attacker is physically stronger.

I ALL that had been done by zimmerman is call the police and mere words (there is no evidence of a gun being displayed yet), then Trayvon could have walked away and when the police eveeeeeentually showed up, it would have been a big non-event.

I have only heard snippets of the 911 tapes, did anyone report seeing “a gun”?


30 posted on 03/22/2012 12:19:52 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: canuck_conservative

I wonder if gated means there was operating security.

given the foreclosures, a few HOAs have foregone the guards.

also gated does not stop pedestrians.


31 posted on 03/22/2012 12:57:00 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: rawcatslyentist

Shemp just got done calling this kid a little boy.


32 posted on 03/22/2012 1:00:48 PM PDT by dforest
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To: MtBaldy
Trayvon was not 140lbs. He was 6' 3" and a football player.

The MSM doesn't have all of the facts. The narrative they are pushing isn't supported by the scant few facts we do have...

33 posted on 03/22/2012 1:09:23 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: Dead Corpse

Ah, well, that does make the beat down he was supposedly giving Zimmerman more believable. In my limited personal experience facts mean little to the MSM today. What matters is how the story can be twisted to promote the agenda of the far left, in this case the message appears to be “guns and whitey are evil”.


34 posted on 03/22/2012 1:26:17 PM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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