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George Zimmermanís Lawyer: 'Facts Have Been Spun by the Media'
Time Magarag ^ | 4/2/12 | E. Dias

Posted on 04/02/2012 8:15:43 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

When George Zimmerman’s lawyer, Orlando-based criminal defense attorney Craig Sonner, defended his client to TIME on Sunday night, he would not say whether he is gathering evidence for a trial. But he hints he is thinking ahead to a criminal case. “I err on the side of preparedness,” he says. “Every time I take a case I prepare as though I am going to trial.”

Sonner continues to remain mum on the specifics of the incident, like why police surveillance cameras showed Zimmerman with no apparent blood and grass stains soon after the shooting, or whether or not he has run tests to confirm that Zimmerman’s voice is calling for help on a neighbor’s recorded 911 call. “That will be litigated,” he responds to each question. Then, the refrain: “George Zimmerman was acting in self-defense on the night in question, and when all the information is released, it will show that.”

(Excerpt) Read more at newsfeed.time.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: bias; duh; georgezimmerman; media; mediabias; race; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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To: kabar

this case, assuming the original fact correct, should never involve an arrest or one second in court.


21 posted on 04/02/2012 9:07:34 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: GOPJ
A registered Democrat, Zimmerman needs to call on his president and AG Holder to stop the Al Sharpton Lynch mob.

If he doesn't want to do that, he's doomed.

22 posted on 04/02/2012 9:09:26 AM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: JoeProBono

Thanks Joe.


23 posted on 04/02/2012 9:10:30 AM PDT by GOPJ (Democrat-Media Complex - buried stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: SoFloFreeper

24 posted on 04/02/2012 9:11:27 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: hecht

remember the bit in Starship Troopers?

Murderer caught in the morning, tried this afternoon, execution these evening...


25 posted on 04/02/2012 9:13:44 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: hecht

>> what kind of mind would read Time?

Bite your tongue! Some poor schmuck in a doctor’s waiting room will be reading THIS VERY ARTICLE. In about 18 to 36 months, once the magazine has been properly “aged” in a sack at the doctor’s home... :-)


26 posted on 04/02/2012 9:31:12 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Headline is the understatement of the year, lol!


27 posted on 04/02/2012 9:33:49 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: JoeProBono

That’s an amazing graphic in your post#24. Totally amazing.


28 posted on 04/02/2012 9:33:49 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: PA-RIVER
A registered Democrat, Zimmerman needs to call on his president and AG Holder to stop the Al Sharpton Lynch mob. If he doesn't want to do that, he's doomed.

Conservatives will defend Zimmerman - BECAUSE we identify with a person being railroaded by the MSM.

Liberal elites don't know what that's like.

Holder and Obama are not concerned with 'what's right' they're concerned with advantage. The MSM doesn't care what's right or wrong they care about pushing a liberal elite agenda. Black poverty pimps care about ginning up black hate and white liberal guilt - guilt that open wallets...

Nope, we're it. We'll go to bat for Zimmerman - the Hispanic democrat - and he'll never vote for our side...

29 posted on 04/02/2012 9:37:29 AM PDT by GOPJ (Democrat-Media Complex - buried stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: Cboldt

Here’s ABC’S Matt Gutman Biography and Photo....if you are right that it is he and the ‘family attorney’ agitating the case to where it is now.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/matt-gutman-biography-abc-news-correspondent/story?id=13885811


30 posted on 04/02/2012 9:45:31 AM PDT by caww
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To: longtermmemmory
this case, assuming the original fact correct, should never involve an arrest or one second in court.

I agree from what we currently know....however there are other cases where that too should have been so but public outcry did effectively work countrary to that.

At any rate the family and their supporters, be it whomever, are not going to let this rest. They will do whatever is necessary to keep this ball rolling....if for no other reason then the media's co-operation in seeing to it this remains an ongoing story to engage the public, and the revenues all have to gain by doing so.

And of course we know a certain individual has "political" gain as well...that remains to be seen when all is said or not said and done.

31 posted on 04/02/2012 9:55:22 AM PDT by caww
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To: rockabyebaby
Fox News has been part of it. Judge Jeanine Pirro (Lebanese-American) gave a short summary of the case the other day which was very slanted pro-Trayvon.

The woman on "Fox & Friends" this morning (forget her name) announced that "the authorities" have determined that the voice on the tape calling for help is Trayvon's. I assume she was referring to the two "experts" who said there is only a 48% likelihood that it is Zimmerman's voice (but no one seems to have a recording of Trayvon's voice for comparison's sake). People who aren't following the details may now think Zimmerman was beating up on Trayvon before the shot.

32 posted on 04/02/2012 9:59:58 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: kabar
I didn't know where you got the reply, so I went to City of Sanford web site and found it...

http://www.sanfordfl.gov/investigation/docs/Zimmerman_Martin_shooting.pdf
33 posted on 04/02/2012 10:21:21 AM PDT by hamboy
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To: Cboldt
Here's info on how Martins Attorney racheted up this whole affair into a civil rights issue.

Crump was first contacted by a cousin of Trayvon Martin's father.... The cousin, a Miami attorney,.... was familiar with Crump's civil rights work in Florida.

Crump and his law partner, Daryl Parks, are Tallahassee-based.. 'personal injury attorneys..' who primarily handle wrongful death and negligence cases..... But their everyday work..'often involves civil rights issues'.

"While there may be a wrongful death issue,....' it involves in their eyes more than anything a civil rights cause' ... .......(Crump) has a passion for issues that have something to do with civil rights violations."........said James Messer, a Tallahassee attorney who serves on the board of the Tallahassee Bar Association with Crump.

' Attorney Crump's strategy' ..'for making the case international news' :

....began with a series of heart-wrenching news conferences in which Martin's parents spoke about their loss. ....Florida media outlets began to notice.

Then, ....'he enlisted'... U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown to help convince authorities to release 911 tapes,.... recordings that brought the case to the attention of national media.......

... He's further ratcheted pressure on authorities by organizing a series of rallies'.... and working with national civil rights figures such as 'Al Sharpton.'

Crump, who was in Washington for several days of meeting with members of Congress and appearing on national news shows. ....."We've been pushing relentlessly day and night." http://www.thegrio.com/specials/trayvon-martin/benjamin-crump-martin-family-lawyer-known-for-civil-rights-cases.php

34 posted on 04/02/2012 10:23:28 AM PDT by caww
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To: SoFloFreeper
Here's my conspiracy theory:

Clearly, the death of Trayvon Martin has been manipulated and the media play out of the story has been orchestrated. But why?

I think Jesse Jackson, Al Shapton, the media and many others are doing a setup for Obama's reelection. Racial tensions will continue to mount over this and other incidents. The violence is already spreading and will peak during the heat of summer. At that point, Barack Obama will hold a "beer summit" of some sort and will miraculously heal the racial wounds. The medial will declare him a racial messiah and will sing his praises for bringing America together. He will run on a theme as a "unifier".

35 posted on 04/02/2012 10:24:47 AM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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To: GOPJ
See post 34....Martin's Attorney has a “passion” for civil rights cases and states how he implemented his strategy to to gain International Attention to this case, making it into a civil rights case.....interesting he got the help of a Congress Woman as well....in addition the release of the 911 tapes.
36 posted on 04/02/2012 10:29:33 AM PDT by caww
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To: SoFloFreeper
The liars at Time can't even read a police report?
 
And they STILL use the "child" photo!
 
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7080/6881131640_69851b19d0_z.jpg
Time Magazine's Rick Stengel

 
 
Every conservative needs to stop calling using the abstract "MSM" and put a name and face behind the leftist propaganda and lies.
 
Know their names, know their faces.
 
Vet them. Sue them. Haul them in front of Congress. Whatever it takes. Hold them accountable
 
 

37 posted on 04/02/2012 10:34:21 AM PDT by wolficatZ ("We are no longer accepting comments on this article")
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To: kabar
You are right the city manager did come out; however the local media did not report it because it did not fit their agenda.
I only saw it on the net long after he put it out. I am always skeptical of anything on the net.
There is so much misinformation out there that is why I wish a judge had put a stop to the news media trying it on TV.
I heard some lady on Rush just now say the kid lay in the morgue for 3 days before his parents were notified.
If it is true it is inexcusable. I don't think it is true. I never heard it before. I did hear that the person watching the game with him didn't know until the next day he was dead.
Excuse me? If a friend of mine went to the store for skittles and tea and didn't return, I would start looking and get some help looking. . . .
38 posted on 04/02/2012 11:00:53 AM PDT by DeaconRed (ZERO supporters are stuck on stupid. . . Always were, always will be. . .)
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To: GOPJ
If I'm Zimmerman, I go public and tie Obama, Sharpton and Holder together. I use his statements to prove a fair trial is impossible, because it is impossible. That Obama has tainted the case. Eric Holders “My People” comments should be getting front page attention by Zimmermans lawyer.

He can do this after he's arrested and charged,and odds are good he's getting charged. No one “Offs” the “presidents son” and walks free, especially with Sharpton fanning the flames. Sanford may require a sacrifice to Obama to remain standing.

This isn't just MSM. This is the Oval office publicly winking to Al Sharpton to go get the rope.

39 posted on 04/02/2012 11:02:02 AM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: Voter#537
-- I heard some lady on Rush just now say the kid lay in the morgue for 3 days before his parents were notified. --

I think the town corrected that failure of basic information early on, too. The family was notified on February 27th. That is a non-contentious piece of information.

40 posted on 04/02/2012 11:17:23 AM PDT by Cboldt
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