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Zimmerman neighbor on robberies by ‘young black men’ before Trayvon shooting: ‘If you plant corn,
Yahoo! News ^ | April 3, 2012 | Dylan Stableford

Posted on 04/03/2012 12:06:59 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

George Zimmerman's Sanford, Fla., neighbor, said the neighborhood watchman protected his residence from a potential burglary several weeks before the shooting of Trayvon Martin.

Frank Taaffe, a former neighborhood watch captain, told CNN that his house was in the process of being robbed on Feb. 2, but Zimmerman called Sanford police, who thwarted the robbery.

"My house was being robbed, and George on his nightly rounds watched this burglary in progress, called Sanford P.D., waited for them, and helped ensure that nothing bad happened to my house," Taaffe said. "And it's documented in the 911 call for February 2. That was my residence that George Zimmerman helped stop." Zimmerman shot and killed Martin on Feb. 26.

"Neighbor-hood, that's a great word," Taaffe said.

Taaffe said that "young black males" were the perpetrators in the attempted robbery of his home. "We had eight burglaries in our neighborhood all perpetrated by young black males in the 15 months prior to Trayvon being shot," Taaffe said. "It would have been nine."

Taaffe denied that he told the New York Times that burglaries were done by "Trayvon-like dudes with their pants down."

"I never said that," he said. "I never used that term."

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1 posted on 04/03/2012 12:07:04 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Taaffe denied that he told the New York Times that burglaries were done by "Trayvon-like dudes with their pants down." "I never said that," he said. "I never used that term."

Well, he could have. It would have been accurate. "Trayvon-like dudes" perpetrate crime and violence in our cities every stinking day.

2 posted on 04/03/2012 12:14:21 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Taaffe said that "young black males" were the perpetrators in the attempted robbery of his home. "We had eight burglaries in our neighborhood all perpetrated by young black males in the 15 months prior to Trayvon being shot," Taaffe said. "It would have been nine."

I wonder if the national media is telling about this?? I guess blacks robbing white's homes aren't newsworthy, but a white shooting a black because he's being beaten up is!!

3 posted on 04/03/2012 12:17:15 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

You have to expect burglaries and theft when the “kids” are being taught in our so called schools that if anyone has anything nice, it was stolen from those who don’t have anything. These thieves are just taking back what they have been told belongs to them. It’s a “hope and change” thing.


4 posted on 04/03/2012 12:18:31 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time to WEAN the government off of our money.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
young black males

all of whom would have looked like you, barak Obama, if you'd have had a son.

5 posted on 04/03/2012 12:18:45 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: Free ThinkerNY
'If you plant corn, you get corn,'" "It is what it is," he added. "I would go on record by stating that of the eight prior burglaries in the 15 months prior to the Trayvon Martin shooting, all of the perpetrators were young black males who looked like Obama's sons

There, fixed it.

6 posted on 04/03/2012 12:23:32 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How does one rob a home??


7 posted on 04/03/2012 12:25:56 PM PDT by goseminoles
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8 posted on 04/03/2012 12:28:48 PM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"I never said that," he said. "I never used that term."

Which means you used that term according to the laws of the MSM.

BTW, they said Trayton had Iced tea and Skittles on him. Did he pay for it or rip it off? Show me the video tape of the store when he was there.

I meantion that because when someone shoplifts they are very paranoid afterwards which obviously he was.

9 posted on 04/03/2012 12:34:31 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between lose and loose.)
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To: goseminoles

“How does one rob a home??”

I think that the distinction may be that if someone breaks into a home that is not occupied at the time then it is considered a “burglary”. If the home is occupied at the time then it automatically becomes a “robbery”.


10 posted on 04/03/2012 12:35:52 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise
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To: backwoods-engineer

Fake, but accurate.


11 posted on 04/03/2012 12:37:28 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise

At common law, a “burglary” must happen at night.


12 posted on 04/03/2012 12:40:09 PM PDT by Bruce Campbells Chin
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To: Free ThinkerNY

13 posted on 04/03/2012 12:40:56 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: bgill
of the eight prior burglaries in the 15 months prior to the Trayvon Martin shooting, all of the perpetrators were young black males who looked like Obama's sons

Seems like Obama's sons are waging a massive crime spree in that particular neighborhood.

14 posted on 04/03/2012 12:41:57 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise

Well... I guess we are both half correct. Fl. Has a home invasion robbery charge and a burglary of occupied dwelling charge. The former involves a forceful taking.


15 posted on 04/03/2012 12:42:51 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Trayvon-like dudes with their pants down.”

From now on I will refer to the currnet occupant of the White House as that “Trayvon-like dude.” Very descriptive phrase. In todays news, the Trayvon-like dude in the White House threatened the Supreme Court. The Trayvon-like dude in the White House attacked the Republicans.


16 posted on 04/03/2012 12:43:04 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Taaffe said that “young black males” were the perpetrators in the attempted robbery of his home. “We had eight burglaries in our neighborhood all perpetrated by young black males in the 15 months prior to Trayvon being shot,” Taaffe said. “It would have been nine.””

It may have been 10 or 11 if Trayvon had not been stopped.


17 posted on 04/03/2012 1:02:34 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: forgotten man

We should refer to Omoslem as “Trayvon Sr.”


18 posted on 04/03/2012 1:06:27 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Uncle Slayton
It may have been 10 or 11 if Trayvon had not been stopped.

I would not be surprised if the real reason he was walking around was to case houses for burglary.

19 posted on 04/03/2012 1:08:44 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: Bruce Campbells Chin

“At common law, a “burglary” must happen at night.”

When you reference “common law” is that for Florida or all of the states?

For example, in Louisiana, laws are, more or less, based upon “Napoleonic” law. Not so in other states.

I like to learn.


20 posted on 04/03/2012 1:19:54 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

You know, this is a really good point that I don’t think has ever been addressed.


21 posted on 04/03/2012 1:36:02 PM PDT by HangingTuff
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To: forgotten man

Watch out, his family may have trade marked that phrase / s


22 posted on 04/03/2012 1:39:24 PM PDT by HangingTuff
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To: the invisib1e hand

But, Obama’s a white-black. His son would be a white-black-black.


23 posted on 04/03/2012 1:50:50 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: HangingTuff

I live in Queens New York city across the street from a Duane Reade drug store that is VERY easy to rip off, and every so often when I walk to work and pass it, I hear the “beep” of someone passing through the detector which means they just ripped off something.

And the people who work there just do not care. So what happens, is the person who just shoplifted walks out (99 times out of 100 it is a black woman) and I follow them. Not because I am Mr. Cop wannabe, but because that is the way I walk to work.

And I cannot tell you how many times they look behind their back while walking. I have it down to a science...Every 10 seconds....Walk walk...look behind....walk walk...look behind. (How many times do you look behind you when walking in broad daylight?) And some of them will stop thinking I’m following them but I just keep walking.

That’s exacly what happened here. Trayvon got paranoid, saw the “rent a cop” get on the phone, then he tried to do a “one punch” on Zimmerman which is a gangsta macho fad to see if you can knock out someone with one punch.

Only Zimmerman didn’t get knocked out and you can take it from there.


24 posted on 04/03/2012 1:54:14 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between lose and loose.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Did he pay for it or rip it off? Show me the video tape of the store when he was there.

I heard somewhere that he has $22 in cash on him when he died. Any change or just paprer bills? If he had $22 even, my bet would be he stole the soda and Skittles since it's unlikely they came to an even amount.

25 posted on 04/03/2012 1:58:20 PM PDT by BlueMondaySkipper (Involuntarily subsidizing the parasite class since 1981)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

This story is making me sick to my stomach. If blacks dont want to be profiled - well then they need to stop feeding into every negative stereotype out there.


26 posted on 04/03/2012 2:00:00 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

I think your theory is very plausible.


27 posted on 04/03/2012 2:02:43 PM PDT by HangingTuff
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To: BlueMondaySkipper

“I heard somewhere that he has $22 in cash on him when he died. Any change or just paprer bills? If he had $22 even, my bet would be he stole the soda and Skittles since it’s unlikely they came to an even amount. “

There has been no evidence whatsoever that he actually paid for the tea and Skittles, leaving the only possible evidence is that he stole from that store.


28 posted on 04/03/2012 2:03:31 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Bruce Campbells Chin

Perhaps. . .but not all jurisdictions adhere to that standard and burglary is burglary no matter time of day.


29 posted on 04/03/2012 2:22:25 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: Uncle Slayton

You say t stole the tea and skittles from a store.
I say he mugged someone for it.


30 posted on 04/03/2012 2:26:54 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise
Oddly, I think Louisiana is the one state that was never common law. It followed civil law, which was what generally was followed in continental Europe, as opposed to common law, which caem to us through the English legal system.

That being said, a great many states have superceded a lot of common law by statute, so that a lot of states have dropped the "at night" requirement.

31 posted on 04/03/2012 3:00:01 PM PDT by Bruce Campbells Chin
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"My house was being robbed, and George on his nightly rounds watched this burglary in progress, called Sanford P.D., waited for them, and helped ensure that nothing bad happened to my house," Taaffe said. "And it's documented in the 911 call for February 2.

Oddly, that is not what Mr. Taffee said in this Fox43 video interview that was posted on YouTube on March 13th.

32 posted on 04/03/2012 3:50:37 PM PDT by Alice in Wonderland
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To: goseminoles
How does one rob a home??

The same way that one robs you.

33 posted on 04/03/2012 3:53:32 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: BfloGuy

Robbery is the unlawful taking by force. People are mistaken by terminology. Especially journalists... you can’t rob a concrete object. Factually a moron report.


34 posted on 04/03/2012 4:03:23 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Taaffe denied that he told the New York Times that burglaries were done by "Trayvon-like dudes with their pants down."
"I never said that," he said. "I never used that term."

Well, then, The New Yorks Times made a dead-on inference, and felt duty-bound to ascribe it to Taafe.

I see no problem there.

35 posted on 04/03/2012 4:37:28 PM PDT by Publius6961 (ItÂ’s easy to make phony promises you canÂ’t keep. - Obama, Feb23, 2012)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
It would be SOP to lean on the owner of the store to erase the surveillance tapes.
If it verified Obama Jr's version on the phone it would have been on national TV the next day.

Nuff said.

36 posted on 04/03/2012 4:43:02 PM PDT by Publius6961 (ItÂ’s easy to make phony promises you canÂ’t keep. - Obama, Feb23, 2012)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Taaffe said that "young black males" were the perpetrators in the attempted robbery of his home. "We had eight burglaries in our neighborhood all perpetrated by young black males in the 15 months prior to Trayvon being shot," Taaffe said. "It would have been nine."

It's time for some news outlets to put out the truth about crime. I talking numbers - not 'feelings'.

37 posted on 04/03/2012 4:57:49 PM PDT by GOPJ (Hoodies - because you canÂ’t kill a security camera for snitchin' - - freeper tacticalogic)
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To: Uncle Slayton
Any evidence that he didn't pay for the tea and Skittles?
38 posted on 04/03/2012 5:10:18 PM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

The mystery of the 7-11 and the Skittles


39 posted on 04/04/2012 5:29:41 AM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

the fact it doesn’t matter whether this neighbor or even zimmerman are PC-sensitive enough for the media.

What matters is that zimmermans account makes sense, and that it is supported by the evidence. Therefore if there ever is a trial and IF (big if here) it was a fair trial, zimmerman would go free based on reasonable doubt.


40 posted on 04/04/2012 7:28:06 AM PDT by Cubs Fan (if it weren't for double standards the left wouldn't have any standards at all)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

the fact is it doesn’t matter whether this neighbor or even zimmerman are PC-sensitive enough for the media.

What matters is that zimmermans account makes sense, and that it is supported by the evidence. Therefore if there ever is a trial and IF (big if here) it was a fair trial, zimmerman would go free based on reasonable doubt.


41 posted on 04/04/2012 7:28:39 AM PDT by Cubs Fan (if it weren't for double standards the left wouldn't have any standards at all)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I still haven’t heard what young master Traaaayyyyvonnn was doing in the “gated” community at night in the rain, with hoodie and “just a box of Skittles” Bullsh!t.....


42 posted on 04/04/2012 7:30:16 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

AZ Tea and Skittles are both street names for illegal drugs.
Have not seen either mentioned by anyone but the family. Wait till the toxicology report is made public to make a judgment.


43 posted on 04/04/2012 7:48:32 AM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: Cubs Fan

Reported yesterday by Z’s lawyer that Zimmerman passed a “voice stress” test. IIRC it’s another name for lie-detector test.


44 posted on 04/04/2012 7:57:45 AM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: Free ThinkerNY
While the Zimmerman/Martin ‘white’ on black killing is covered 24/7 on the MSM with an outpouring of rage and charges of a racial hate crime, where is the concern- where is the rage about the home invasion, torture, beating, rape and murder of the elderly white couple by a gang of feral blacks in Oklahoma just a few weeks ago?

The 90 year old war veteran husband was beaten and his jaw broken. He was shot in the face numerous times with a BB gun and sent to the hospital in critical condition.

The 85 year old partially blind wife was RAPED and then BEATEN TO DEATH.

Can you just imagine the pain, the humiliation, the horror that dear old lady experienced being gang raped by that pack of feral animals?

(the autopsy states she was raped. Don’t think all of these animals didn’t all participate)

And can you imagine the pain, the horror of that dear old husband having to witness this?

There’s a lot more involved here than a home invasion and robbery.

WHERE ARE THE CHARGES OF A RACIAL HATE CRIME??

90 year old husband’s jaw broken and shot in face with a BB gun numerous times?

85 wife year old semi blind wife RAPED and BEATEN to death??

Why does it take a foreign press to enlighten America as to this henious crime?

Where is the outrage?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2117695/Brutal-home-invasion-Oklahoma-couple-ends-65-year-romance-meeting-blind-date.html


45 posted on 04/04/2012 9:13:59 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: goseminoles

The same way one robs a bank.


46 posted on 04/04/2012 10:06:55 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Ăž)
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To: goseminoles

You can rob a place.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rob


47 posted on 04/04/2012 10:23:26 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Ăž)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Anyone else wonder about the dearth of coverage—actually TOTAL LACK OF MENTION— of the alleged fiance, her alleged house, whether Trayvon was allegedly there, the alleged kid he allegedly went to get the alleged skittles for? And of course, there is no surveillance video from the alleged 7-11 he allegedly went to, and no receipt (either in his possession or on the register records) for his alleged purchase. And what about the tox screen?

And if Trayvon’s drug use and suspensions from school were irrelevant and unrelated, then why are the media all over Zimmerman’s arrest for hitting a cop (subsequently dropped) and alleged violent domestic disturbance?


48 posted on 04/04/2012 11:20:43 AM PDT by gnickgnack2 (QUESTION obama's AUTHORITY)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Personally, I think Trayvon was a burglar.

He was previously caught with burglar tools and stolen jewelry.


49 posted on 04/04/2012 3:10:02 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (I will never vote for Romney. Ever.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

The store’s surveillance tapes could be very revealing, and not just to confirm if a purchase was made. How TM appeared mere minutes before GZ called the police might put a whole new spin on this (either way). Tends to make you think they either don’t exist, show nothing, or are prejudicial to the Martin side. (If the Skittles and Iced Tea story came from the family lawyer, maybe the police would not have even known to look for tapes or verify the Skittles story until weeks after the shooting. Was it mentioned in the initial police reports?)
Another pure speculation would fit your “guilty/paranoid” scenario: selling (or looking to sell) rather than buying/using drugs.


50 posted on 04/04/2012 3:17:08 PM PDT by Chewbarkah
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