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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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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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