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How Trayvon Martin gunman aided neighbor after a break-in
LATimes ^ | 3/28/2012 | Richard Fausset

Posted on 03/28/2012 1:55:02 PM PDT by South40

SANFORD, Fla. -- For many Americans, George Zimmerman has become the face of barbarous vigilante justice. For Olivia Bertalan, he was the face of compassion — a neighbor of consummate graciousness and low-key gallantry.

Roughly six months before Zimmerman shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in his gated Florida townhouse complex, he was standing in Bertalan’s doorway, asking what he could do to help her. A group of young men had just broken into Bartalan’s townhouse as she and her infant cowered in a locked bedroom. The intruders had stolen a $600 camera and a laptop.

After the police had come and gone, the doorbell rang, and there was Zimmerman: 5-foot-9, in a shirt and tie, his body a little doughy, his demeanor gentle. He introduced himself. He gave her a list of phone numbers where she could reach him at any time. He gave her a heavy-duty lock to bolster the sliding-glass door that the suspects had forced open. He told her she could go stay with his wife down the street if she ever felt scared again.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: trayvonmartin

1 posted on 03/28/2012 1:55:07 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

Drip, drip, drip


2 posted on 03/28/2012 1:57:47 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Hey "Unifier" and MSM: Demand Spike Lee apologize.)
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To: South40

Decent of the LA Times to print this.


3 posted on 03/28/2012 1:57:47 PM PDT by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: South40
The intruders had stolen a $600 camera and a laptop.

That'll buy a lot of tea and skittles, yo.

4 posted on 03/28/2012 1:59:58 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: South40

Interesting that the LA Times is willing to post something not part of the official party line.


5 posted on 03/28/2012 1:59:58 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: samtheman

Not that surprising. The Race War for the 2012 Presidential Election has been started by the MSM. The agitated useful idiots will do the rest.


6 posted on 03/28/2012 2:04:40 PM PDT by TheDon (The Democrat Party, the party of the KKK (tm))
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To: South40

This entire affair coupled with Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare provides alternative DNC options at their convention.

Obama and his entire entourage might not be around much longer.

Politics is dynamic and it doesn’t appear Obama is fluid enough to direct anything with real substance other than being a loser.


7 posted on 03/28/2012 2:05:39 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: samtheman

Maybe it’s a hint to them to cool their jets!


8 posted on 03/28/2012 2:07:24 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: MeganC
Decent of the LA Times to print this.

With exception of the extremely biased headline, sure.

Few people who know what "Trayvon Martin gunman" means would NOT know who George Zimmerman is. So why not use the man's name?

I'll give them credit, though; they didn't need to print this. You know there has to be a good number of 'Obama supporters' in LA who will read this and want to cancel their subscriptions.

9 posted on 03/28/2012 2:14:15 PM PDT by South40 (Mitt is full of Shtt)
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To: A_Former_Democrat
Drip, drip, drip

Indeed. The way things are suddenly quieting down about this case has me thinking there's a bigger revelation out there that the MSM is feverishly resisting printing. My guess is Martin was a burglary suspect.

10 posted on 03/28/2012 2:17:53 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: TheDon

I think it’s also true that given the demographics of the LA media market, the Times might be a little nervous that a certain “non-black community” is going to eventually wake up with a big, huge WTF.


11 posted on 03/28/2012 2:18:01 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: South40
You know there has to be a good number of 'Obama supporters' in LA who will read this and want to cancel their subscriptions.

There is also a good number of Hispanics in L.A. who must be watching this case very closely.

12 posted on 03/28/2012 2:18:18 PM PDT by fullchroma
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To: South40
A group of young men had just broken into Bartalan’s townhouse as she and her infant cowered in a locked bedroom.

We need to know if these young men looked like obama's son!

13 posted on 03/28/2012 2:21:58 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: TheDon

good point, however if they had done their due diligence they would have picked a different case. They assumed a guy named Zimmerman was Jewish or German white and perfect for their narrative.

had he been born Gonzalez none outside of Sanford would have heard the story. Next they tried to make him a “white Hispanic” which undermines their first black Pres meme. the MSM will slowly let this story die.


14 posted on 03/28/2012 2:24:41 PM PDT by hecht (Murray use your coaster)
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To: MeganC

And HLN Network is tempering their pandering to racists by running a segment on a white Texas teacher who has donated a kidney to the black father of one of her kindergarten students. White women, anyway, can be nice people sometimes. /s


16 posted on 03/28/2012 2:28:55 PM PDT by Clara Lou (ABO! Go Newt!)
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To: South40
I would also add in the exception they published the mug shot pic of Zimmerman  -
 

 
and not the clean cut picture.
 
 
 
 

17 posted on 03/28/2012 2:29:08 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: hecht

Excellent points.

One must also consider how many Electoral College votes Florida has. Only New York and California have more.

Your points plus the fact this happened in a state with 27 Electoral College votes must have made it a win-win-win.


18 posted on 03/28/2012 2:32:34 PM PDT by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
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To: South40
Yeah, but didn't you hear? George Zimmerman, the Hispanic Democrat is the FACE OF MODERN EVIL in the world. Al Sharpton says so. So does the national and Florida media!
19 posted on 03/28/2012 2:38:49 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: South40
Yeah, but didn't you hear? George Zimmerman, the Hispanic Democrat, is the FACE OF MODERN EVIL in the world. Al Sharpton says so. So does the national and Florida media!
20 posted on 03/28/2012 2:39:06 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Phantom Phixer

Thank you! I don’t watch so I wouldn’t know.

The air has been taken out of their racist balloon.


21 posted on 03/28/2012 2:41:56 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: South40

Every day more and more prople come forward to tell us that Capt. Zimmerman was both an officer and a gentleman.


22 posted on 03/28/2012 2:43:15 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: South40
Yeah, but didn't you hear? George Zimmerman, the Hispanic Democrat, is the FACE OF MODERN EVIL in the world. Al Sharpton says so. So does the national and Florida media!
23 posted on 03/28/2012 2:49:46 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: hecht
They assumed a guy named Zimmerman was Jewish or German white and perfect for their narrative.

Add to that the known race hustler anti-semites, such as Al Crown Heights Sharpton, Jessie Hymietown Jackson, Louis Gutter Religion Farrakhan and of course the vilest anti-Semitic New Black Panther Party.

This came from the top. The moslem and chief fingers are all over it.
24 posted on 03/28/2012 2:51:59 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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why aren't latinos marching AGAINST the blacks who are marching against them?

We could have a real donnybrook here with a little encouragement (cough, cough).

25 posted on 03/28/2012 2:52:19 PM PDT by llevrok (In today's world, environmentalists would find God out of compliance.)
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To: Uncle Slayton
Every day more and more prople come forward to tell us that Capt. Zimmerman was both an officer and a gentleman.

imo he is a hero.

The world needs more men like him and a lot less sarcastic jerks.

26 posted on 03/28/2012 3:09:19 PM PDT by kanawa
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To: MeganC

Not “decent” of the LATimes. They realized yesterday how much trouble they are in backing this young thug because Zero tells them to.


27 posted on 03/28/2012 3:28:48 PM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: South40
The little pickaninnies are starting to mimic their adult peers and are starting to harass the white kids in the integrated schools here. There is a feeling of invincibility to them no matter what they do because they can get away with it. The actions reverberate from the adults through and down to the single digit aged diverse members. This schism of races is growing exponentially in all facets of this society. Obama and his mentor, Bill Ayers, may get their wishes.
28 posted on 03/28/2012 4:30:37 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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