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George Zimmerman to Be Charged in Trayvon Martin's Death
ABC News ^ | April 11, 2012 | Matt Gutman

Posted on 04/11/2012 11:58:42 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

A Florida special prosecutor has decided to charge neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman in the shooting death of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin, sources told ABC News.

The decision by Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey is expected to be announced at a 6 p.m. news conference in Jacksonville, Fla.

The prosecutor's ruling is certain to provoke controversy in Sanford, Fla., where shooting took place and across the country.

Zimmerman, 28, a white Hispanic neighborhood watch captain, shot and killed Martin, who was 17 and black, on Feb. 26 after following the teenager for several minutes.

The special prosecutor's ruling came one day after Zimmerman's legal team quit because they had lost contact with him, and suggested that the pressure of the case had "pushed him over the edge."(continued)

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: florida; georgezimmerman; racewar; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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Of course they are. Where, exactly, do they intend to find an impartial jury?
1 posted on 04/11/2012 11:58:49 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If he’s ever heard from again. May want to check Bermuda...


2 posted on 04/11/2012 12:01:50 PM PDT by richmwill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They couldn’t care less about jury impartiality right now. The main thing was to do anything that will preserve order in the near term.


3 posted on 04/11/2012 12:03:04 PM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wow, a prosecutor who doesn’t mind losing. Rare.


4 posted on 04/11/2012 12:03:22 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“white Hispanic”?

There are those words again...


5 posted on 04/11/2012 12:03:22 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Assuming they can find an impartial jury, on what evidence will they convict him? And if they don't convict him, will this prosecutor assume responsibility for the ensuing riots?
6 posted on 04/11/2012 12:04:13 PM PDT by Lou L (The Senate without a filibuster is just a 100-member version of the House.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Pathetic.

Saw this coming when she didn’t use the Grand Jury — knew she’d get a “no bill.”


7 posted on 04/11/2012 12:05:04 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (I will never vote for Romney. Ever.)
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To: FrdmLvr

Put Marcia Clark in as the prosecutor and let the circus begin!! She succumbed to pressure for sure, she was probably told the town would riot unless he was charged. Our country is being taken over by hoodlums, and its leader is running the White House


8 posted on 04/11/2012 12:05:16 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The lynch mob gets their way.

If I complain enough, can I get someone arrested regardless of evidence?


9 posted on 04/11/2012 12:06:46 PM PDT by fruser1
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To: Lou L
He will loose, because the prosecuting attorneys will make all about race.

He may get it overturned on appeals, but then will face the Fedgov civil rights charges which have a lower burden of proof.

10 posted on 04/11/2012 12:07:00 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Because post-acquittal riots are a Florida tradition!


11 posted on 04/11/2012 12:08:03 PM PDT by lazypadawan
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To: T-Bird45

i/ They couldn’t care less about jury impartiality right now. The main thing was to do anything that will preserve order in the near term./i

What do they think will happen when he is found not guilty?


12 posted on 04/11/2012 12:08:10 PM PDT by jagfar
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To: fruser1

“If I complain enough, can I get someone arrested regardless of evidence?”

I don’t know...

Are you one of ‘Holder’s People’?


13 posted on 04/11/2012 12:11:33 PM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: South Hawthorne

“White Hispanic”

The fact that this phrase appeared is just shows they don’t even try to hide their agenda.

I guess Obama is a “White Black” or is “white” reserved only for bad people.


14 posted on 04/11/2012 12:12:29 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (I will never vote for Romney. Ever.)
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To: FrdmLvr

Unless they have evidence that we don’t have (like an entry wound in Martin’s back or something), the only prosecution strategy I could see is trying to invalidate Zimmerman’s account. Since there does not seem to be any witnesses that contradict his account, how exactly are they going to do that?


15 posted on 04/11/2012 12:13:28 PM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: jagfar

Massive urban renewal projects to stimulate the economy when he is found NG.


16 posted on 04/11/2012 12:13:48 PM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: jagfar

They are just kicking the can - and hoping for a hung jury...


17 posted on 04/11/2012 12:13:48 PM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What the article doesn’t say what they are charging him:
littering for leaving the shell on the ground.


18 posted on 04/11/2012 12:14:13 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (I tried to buy a hoodie today but the store manager said they had all been shoplifted.)
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To: South Hawthorne

So, if there are “white Hispanics, do “white Caucasians” “white Negroes” “white Orientals” “white Arabs” and “white Indians” etc. exist?


19 posted on 04/11/2012 12:14:13 PM PDT by twister881
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To: TheThirdRuffian

I prefer WASP Kenyan.
also remember one of the Rodney King officers was named Briseno. they just called him white


20 posted on 04/11/2012 12:14:28 PM PDT by hecht (Murray use your coaster)
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To: jagfar

There is no chance this guy gets a fair trial. If I were Zimmerman and I was innocent there is no way in hell I would turn myself in. He has already been convicted and no judge or jury will find him innocent because they don’t want the blood of the riots that would follow an innocent finding on their hands. If this guy is innocent I really feel for him.


21 posted on 04/11/2012 12:14:53 PM PDT by hillarys cankles
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To: South Hawthorne
White Hispanic The news media is a joke. Does this now mean we have to call Obama a White African?
22 posted on 04/11/2012 12:15:24 PM PDT by onlylewis (libs want a two class system, one rich one poor)
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To: jagfar

Riots and burning of other peoples property, just what the Dem’s want. Think Rodney King was something, just wait!


23 posted on 04/11/2012 12:15:24 PM PDT by BornFreeDie-N-Debt
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To: Lou L

According to Dershowitz... http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2870785/posts

the judge can still throw it out. My question is why wait to arrest? Why didn’t she announce this yesterday? What was with the in 72 hours she’ll come forward?


24 posted on 04/11/2012 12:17:23 PM PDT by Jaded (Really? Seriously?)
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To: T-Bird45
The main thing was to do anything that will preserve order in the near term.

Arrest all the maggots. That's called being a leader.

25 posted on 04/11/2012 12:18:16 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: onlylewis; twister881

Dennis Prager pointed this out a couple of weeks ago when the NYT coined the phrase. He then went out and did a Lexis-Nexis search on the NYT back to 1850 looking for them to have ever used those two words to describe a person.

Nothing.


26 posted on 04/11/2012 12:18:24 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: twister881

Hispanic is an ethnicity not a race. There are white Hispanics, black Hispanics, mestizo Hispanics etc. Given our proximity to Mexico, we’re just more familiar with mestizo Hispanics.


27 posted on 04/11/2012 12:19:46 PM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How are you “following” someone if you are telling the police you don’t know where the guy is and you say this in a whisper because you are scared?


28 posted on 04/11/2012 12:21:04 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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They want to get the race riot going so they can declare an emergency and start putting NDAA and NDRP into practice. If they can’t get the race riots fired up they’ll go to plan B which is probably some sort of false flag. My prediction is they don’t implode the economy before BOzo is reelected. After that, God help us.


29 posted on 04/11/2012 12:21:34 PM PDT by Hayride
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To: hillarys cankles

Rush thinks he has fled to a South American country that does not have reciprocity with the US. I think his guess was Brazil.

Sounds sensible to me........


30 posted on 04/11/2012 12:21:50 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: fruser1

What is your opinion - should Trevor Dooley have been charged with manslaughter (older man in a fight in the park with a much younger, stronger, and bigger individual)?

Have we reached the point in which shooting down an unarmed person in a public place is not sufficient evidence to charge an individual? Issues such as Trayvon and George’s state of mind during the altercation are matters for the jury along with all the physical evidence collected. George’s story is that he shot Trayvon while on his back being assaulted by Trayvon (kind of like Trevor Dooley). Even with those facts in place how the altercation first started is still a matter for the jury including whether Trayvon was justified in using force first because he was afraid for his life?


31 posted on 04/11/2012 12:22:02 PM PDT by exhaustguy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No surprise. The gun grabbing racists had their president get involved and there was no stopping the fix once the political pressure was on.


32 posted on 04/11/2012 12:22:14 PM PDT by gopcharger
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To: All

I have a feeling this Zimmerman kid will do something rash...


33 posted on 04/11/2012 12:24:01 PM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: Hayride

What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-backroom/2312894/posts


34 posted on 04/11/2012 12:26:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So what fool couldn’t see that coming.


35 posted on 04/11/2012 12:27:06 PM PDT by Americanexpat (Everytime I see that guy's face ot)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So what fool couldn’t see that coming.


36 posted on 04/11/2012 12:27:06 PM PDT by Americanexpat (Everytime I see that guy's face ot)
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To: hillarys cankles

Zimmerman will be dead by the end of this year. Obama will have blood on his hands because of this. Race relations have done a 180 and it is terrible. People Like Herman Cain and Allen West are called house negroes by the pimp whores that the msm calls the black leaders. This has become despicable.


37 posted on 04/11/2012 12:27:52 PM PDT by coon2000 (Give me Liberty or give me death!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda; SoCal Pubbie

McCoy would have told Brisco and Logan to bring him more evidence to charge Zimmerman with. However, that liberal woman DA would have had him on trial by now.


38 posted on 04/11/2012 12:28:06 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: exhaustguy

So, you are just standing there and a Mr Universe type walks up to you and says; “I’m gonna rip off your head and beat you to death with it.” And then he lunges at you.

Yeah, I’d say you can shoot the guy and you don’t even have to take the first punch.

Physical size is an affirmative defense for the use of deadly force.

You may put more value in the life of a thug or bad guy, and turn your life over to same, to let him decide if you live or die, but not me.

Opinions may differ.


39 posted on 04/11/2012 12:29:06 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: basil

Brazil would be nice. If the facts prove him innocent he couldn’t even count on the AG of the US to stand up for him. It’s all about race and he’s the wrong color.


40 posted on 04/11/2012 12:30:24 PM PDT by hillarys cankles
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To: jagfar
What do they think will happen when he is found not guilty?

Doesn't really matter what they think right now because they are engaged in a political game of Kick the Can Down the Road. They're like Scarlett O'Hara, depending on the kindness of strangers (read: the feds) and not thinking about it until tomorrow.

41 posted on 04/11/2012 12:31:06 PM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

History is replete with seemingly innocuous events that usher in mob rule. We can now all tell our grandkids where we were when the first jew had his store front window smashed.


42 posted on 04/11/2012 12:31:06 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Question... if she is going to charge him, why are they expecting “controversy”? That is what the race-baiters and their syncopants want. This is all to weird.


43 posted on 04/11/2012 12:31:35 PM PDT by Jaded (Really? Seriously?)
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To: South Hawthorne

Thanks for that. TNYT wouldn’t have pulled this cr*p twenty years ago!


44 posted on 04/11/2012 12:32:26 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: T-Bird45
The main thing was to do anything that will preserve order in the near term.

I'm afraid the main objective of some is to defer disorder(from an acquittal) until closer to the Pubbie Convention.

45 posted on 04/11/2012 12:32:41 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: All

These people don’t care about guilt or innocence, nor do they really care about Trayvon.
They are scared of these new laws that allow “whitey” to fight back.


46 posted on 04/11/2012 12:33:09 PM PDT by Maverick68
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To: exhaustguy
>"how the altercation first started"

Blacks are starting to feel offended as often as their slave masters the moose.

How it started it the perpetual anger the ENEMEDIA has drilled into Black folks heads!

They just look at Whitey, and get murder lust.

Some of us are gonna shoot if attacked, and the attackers are gonna die.

Tray picked the wrong knockout target, and failed his first punch.

47 posted on 04/11/2012 12:37:19 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: hillarys cankles

Its sick what the media has done to George. They have virtually guaranteed that he can’t get a fair trial. Not being privileged to any of the facts, this is just so wrong from all/


48 posted on 04/11/2012 12:39:09 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: twister881

“So, if there are “white Hispanics, do “white Caucasians” “white Negroes” “white Orientals” “white Arabs” and “white Indians” etc. exist?”

I am very worried. Way back there, my great-great grandfather English man lived in Arkansas and married an American Indian woman from a tribe that stopped in Arkansas before before the rest of them continued their trek to Oklahoma to a reservation.

Think, at one time, I figured I was one thirty-second American Indian. The rest of me is English and I have blue eyes and blonde hair.

Am I now a white American Indian person? Worry, worry, worry.... /s/


49 posted on 04/11/2012 12:39:36 PM PDT by Marcella (Vote Newt; Newt needs money)
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To: Maverick68

The question to y’all is, what would you do if you were Zimmerman and the prosecutor was about to charge you in an incident that cannot be adjudicated fairly? Id go into unibomber hiding. The judicial system cannot fairly dispose of racial cases at this time.


50 posted on 04/11/2012 12:39:48 PM PDT by hillarys cankles
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