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Brother: Medical records will prove George Zimmerman's story [CNN "Town Hall" Continues Racism Meme]
cnn ^ | 3/30/2012

Posted on 03/30/2012 2:28:48 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

Friday night, CNN's Soledad O'Brien leads a special town hall event about the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin that has sparked a national dialogue on race and what it says about America. "Beyond Trayvon: Race and Justice in America." Tune in Friday night at 8 p.m. ET on CNN.

Sanford, Florida (CNN) -- George Zimmerman's brother said medical records will prove that his brother was attacked and his nose was broken by Trayvon Martin before he fatally shot the teen.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: bias; media; race; trayvonmartin
Oh joy. Soledad will host a "town hall" telling us how racist we are.

A new federal law will be called for: if you are attacked by a young black man, take your beating with joy, knowing you are demonstrating a non-racist attitude.

1 posted on 03/30/2012 2:29:02 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Let her have her little special, it is probably the last hurrah before she starts having to look for another job. Maybe Jesse Jackson has an opening, she could be an office assistant.


2 posted on 03/30/2012 2:41:05 AM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: SoFloFreeper

oh brother, townhall meetings are back.


3 posted on 03/30/2012 2:56:00 AM PDT by snarkytart (http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post?id=2619224%2C1)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I have a question for our Legal Beagles, If a organization like a media conglomerate, pushes a story that they know is false yet seems plausible on the surface for a political agenda ends up getting the person or organization the story is about hurt or killed, can they be sued under civil law?

I wonder about that because the Martin/Zimmerman incident to me seems to now come under the same premise of yelling FIRE in a crowded theater. And as the Supreme Court has already ruled that type of speech is not protected under the first amendment.

I say that after carefully looking the story over and seeing the willful blindness toward all of the facts. And with the knowledge now that the story was pushed out of D.C. after a Civil Rights lawyer/activist got involved in the first place. My take: The goal here is to inflame, (Literally), portions of the United States populace into violent activity.

Why? On the Media’s side, that sort of activity means Money and lots of it from advertisers trying to sell everything from pain Meds to Insurance to feminine hygiene products. And on the Political side? Chaos is a wonderful thing to “get things done” especially since rapid action is demanded and stealth agenda’s can be instituted more easily.

In conclusion we are all being railroaded to a destination that we really will not be happy to arrive at. And to counter that we need, no... MUST show that words and actions when willfully taken to incite such behaviors have major and lasting consequences to the ones who pushed for them.


4 posted on 03/30/2012 3:14:14 AM PDT by The Working Man (No child left behind should be: No Child left a dime.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
I think that soledad is half white and half hispanic, so she can really relate to Zimmerman.

Give her a pistol and let a 6'2" man sit on her chest beating her head into the pavement, then see if she shoots him.

6 posted on 03/30/2012 3:34:29 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorists savages.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Wasn’t our glorious Pres supposed to end all racism and racial tension.?

Hummm, seems to me its a lot, lot worse.


7 posted on 03/30/2012 3:42:33 AM PDT by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: USS Alaska

Wikipedia says she is half white and half “Afro-Cuban”.


8 posted on 03/30/2012 3:42:51 AM PDT by Godebert (NO PERSON EXCEPT A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: The Working Man
-- If a organization like a media conglomerate, pushes a story that they know is false yet seems plausible on the surface for a political agenda ends up getting the person or organization the story is about hurt or killed, can they be sued under civil law? --

Yes, absolutely. The generic term for what the media is engaged in is "defamation."

I'm sure some shark is looking carefully at the media reports that came out about two weeks after the incident. Early reports were fairly sterile, but after two weeks they changed into making false accusations.

9 posted on 03/30/2012 3:48:35 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Godebert

She’s half-azzed.


10 posted on 03/30/2012 3:49:19 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: USS Alaska
Zimmerman's brother reports that Zimmerman didn't go for his pistol until after Trayvon spotted it, and tried to take it.

The physical tussle went on for some time, hearing it in the background of one of the 911 calls from a neighbor.

11 posted on 03/30/2012 3:54:15 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: SoFloFreeper
This administration and MSM being one of the same, need to have an enemy - regardless if it is a false narrative. The only way to control the message and what people are talking about.

It is played out over and over with different targets.. as the election nears it will get worse.

It is hard to understand why congress is not speaking up against Holder or DHS on the New Black panther bounty.

12 posted on 03/30/2012 4:07:53 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: arbooz

Oh Jeez. I just spit my coffee all over. Thanks a lot!

:-)


13 posted on 03/30/2012 4:17:22 AM PDT by Jimmy4Toes (I will not apologize for, nor will I demand my beliefs upon anyone.)
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To: USS Alaska
ROBERT ZIMMERMAN, GEORGE ZIMMERMAN'S FATHER: After nearly a minute of being beaten, George was trying to get his head off the concrete, trying to move with Trayvon on him, into the grass. In doing so, his firearm was shown.

Trayvon Martin said something to the effect of "You're going to die now or you're going to die tonight," something to that effect. He continued to beat George and at some point, George pulled his pistol and did what he did.

CNN Newsroom - March 29, 2012 Other reports, also from family, puts the "George pulled the pistol" in a slightly different light.

"Zimmerman" in this transcript excerpt is Robert Zimmerman, Jr., George Zimmerman's brother.

ZIMMERMAN: Well, and -- you know, I take a -- I take a pause to that whole, you know, conjecture, again, of pulled out a gun and shot him. That's absolutely not fact.

(CROSSTALK)

MORGAN: That's not what happened, then?

ZIMMERMAN: No, it is not what happened.

MORGAN: But he did pull out a gun and shoot him, right?

ZIMMERMAN: Well, he stopped someone from disarming him and shooting him. He didn't pull out a gun and shoot him. George showed tremendous restraint --

MORGAN: But he had the gun on him, right?

ZIMMERMAN: He had a permit to carry that gun --

MORGAN: Where was the gun?

ZIMMERMAN: The gun, I believe, was in his -- inside -- tucked inside his pant waist --

MORGAN: Right.

ZIMMERMAN: In a waist holster.

MORGAN: So he has pulled it out and he has fired it?

ZIMMERMAN: Well, he has taken control of his firearm, he prevented his firearm from being taken from him and used against him. And that's called saving your life.

MORGAN: Right. So you believe, as a family -- is this what George told you the next day? That Trayvon was trying to grab his gun to use against him?

ZIMMERMAN: My father also is on record yesterday night saying that. And again, what Trayvon said was, either to the effect of, I believe, this is going to be easy, you die tonight or you have a piece, you die tonight. And then attempted to disarm him. So when you say, "have a bag of Skittles and an iced tea," nobody just stood there with a bag of Skittles and iced tea. You return force with force when somebody assaults you.

George was out of breath, he was barely conscious, his last thing he remembers doing was moving his head from the concrete to the grass, so that if he was banged one more time he wouldn't be -- you know, wearing diapers for the rest of his life and being spoon fed by his brother, and there would have been George dead had he not acted decisively and instantaneously in that moment when he was being disarmed by --

MORGAN: I mean, there were people watching this saying, well, the family would say this, they're protecting their brother. He may well have invented this whole story. Once he realized what he'd done. He may have just thought, the only way I can get out of this is to use this "Stand Your Ground" law, and under Florida law, and just invent this whole story. He may have inflicted the injuries to himself. We don't know, do we? Nobody actually knows.

Piers Morgan - March 29, 2012
14 posted on 03/30/2012 4:21:19 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: arbooz

LOL! God, that’s funny. Not funny that it’s so close to the truth.


15 posted on 03/30/2012 4:26:44 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 ! We should take off and Newt washington from orbit.)
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To: opentalk
It is hard to understand why congress is not speaking up against Holder or DHS on the New Black panther bounty.

Not "hard to understand" at all. Either
1) They are cowards...or
2) They are of the same mind.

What other reasons could exist?

16 posted on 03/30/2012 4:38:37 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: SoFloFreeper
Dear CNN, How can you select Soledad O'Brien as a host of a townhall meeting on race. We learned just this month that Soledad is a fan of Critical Race Theory, which replaces class in Marxism with race. She's a racist.

Hey, I have an idea, get David Duke to co-host. He's tan, rested and ready. The perfect pair.

17 posted on 03/30/2012 5:05:48 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (.Are they stupid, malicious or evil?)
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To: Godebert

sure appears that she should run as vice-president with the mutt . then we will have a couple of more ethnic groups covered


18 posted on 03/30/2012 6:07:36 AM PDT by mt tom
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To: Reagan69

No he only ended it for white people; the rest can be as racist as they want.


19 posted on 03/30/2012 6:31:40 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: Cboldt

Was he there?


20 posted on 03/30/2012 6:33:18 AM PDT by Alice in Wonderland
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To: Alice in Wonderland
-- Was he there? --

No. He's recounting the story as told to him by his brother, who was there.

Are you calling him a liar? The brother, I mean - that he made up a story that George did not tell him?

Don't be annoyed if I don't reply to you further. I find you to be an odious person.

21 posted on 03/30/2012 6:39:48 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: The Working Man
If a organization like a media conglomerate, pushes a story that they know is false yet seems plausible on the surface for a political agenda ends up getting the person or organization the story is about hurt or killed, can they be sued under civil law?

I don't believe there's a lot of case law on this issue. Newspapers and News organizations in the past did NOT lie intentionally. If it happened that something printed was NOT true, they ran a retraction. And their lawyers taught them to apologize - that stops people from suing. Citizens tend to be understanding of 'mistakes' when those mistake are accidents ...

But you make a good point. My guess - and I know nothing about this subject - is that if a death happens because of intentional media lies - fanned up violence by the MSM - there could be a 'win' by the victims and victims family. I would hope so.

22 posted on 03/30/2012 7:07:57 AM PDT by GOPJ (Democrat-Media Complex - buried stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: arbooz

You ‘get it’. Have you seen this yet? It’s elite journalists - one New York Times connected - talking freely when they don’t know a conservative is in the room taping.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBFOmUXR080


23 posted on 03/30/2012 7:09:55 AM PDT by GOPJ (Democrat-Media Complex - buried stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: USS Alaska
...soledad is half white and half hispanic, so she can really relate to Zimmerman. Give her a pistol and let a 6'2" man sit on her chest beating her head into the pavement, then see if she shoots him.

That's creative - you, USS make your point well...

24 posted on 03/30/2012 7:11:42 AM PDT by GOPJ (Democrat-Media Complex - buried stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: Godebert
Wikipedia says she is half white and half “Afro-Cuban”.

It fails to mention that she is all progressive-Marxist, though.

25 posted on 03/30/2012 7:34:10 AM 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: USS Alaska

I volunteer as tribute


26 posted on 03/30/2012 7:43:30 AM PDT by badpacifist (May the odds be ever in your favor)
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To: Cboldt

Official Sanford video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WWDNbQUgm4


27 posted on 03/30/2012 8:00:42 AM PDT by ironman
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To: ironman
-- Official Sanford video. --

Thanks. Not much to see there, other than he seems to have been treated fairly. The comments at YouTube are an interesting insight into the public's attitude.

28 posted on 03/30/2012 8:14:22 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: arbooz

Good one, arbooz.


30 posted on 03/30/2012 8:56:09 AM PDT by GOPJ (Democrat-Media Complex - buried stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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