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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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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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“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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“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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