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The Lynching of George Zimmerman
American Thinker ^ | 06/09/2012 | Anthony W. Hager

Posted on 06/09/2012 10:07:18 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

George Zimmerman's public image took a blow when a judge revoked his bond, alleging that Zimmerman willfully misled the court concerning his financial situation. The fact that he's back in jail makes him appear guilty in the public's eye, and that's what matters. Whether or not Zimmerman misled the court is immaterial. In fact, his guilt or innocence is immaterial. His trial has transcended justice; it's now about capitalizing on opportunity.

Zimmerman has maintained since day one that Trayvon Martin instigated their fatal confrontation. Zimmerman's various injuries coupled with autopsy results revealing Martin's injured knuckles tend to support his story. That evidence might be the reason why he wasn't charged immediately after the shooting. Yet he remains guilty until proven innocent in the eyes of many, including the federal government and national media.

Could there be an orchestrated campaign between government and media entities to see this man imprisoned, or even executed? Despite the physical evidence of which we're aware, an apparent lack of credible witnesses on either side of the case, and expert legal opinion belittling Florida's case against Zimmerman, the FBI has launched a hate crime investigation against him. And it could stick.

We might logically believe that the Fifth Amendment's protection against double jeopardy would compel the Justice Department to abandon the case if Zimmerman is acquitted. Not necessarily. According to Cleveland State Professor Jonathan Witmer-Rich, Supreme Court precedent has established a narrow threshold for claiming double jeopardy. "The double jeopardy clause would not prohibit a federal prosecution of Mr. Zimmerman, even if he were acquitted in Florida state court," Prof. Rich states, although he believes that the likelihood of federal prosecution following a state acquittal is small. However, FBI involvement means Department of Justice involvement, which in turn means Eric Holder involvement.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2012; angelacorey; democrats; ericholder; georgezimmerman; goergezimmerman; liberalfascism; mediabias; travon; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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1 posted on 06/09/2012 10:07:23 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
This case will never go to trial.

It's usefulness to the Left ends on November 6th.

Shortly thereafter, Angela Corey will quietly withdraw it, and state-controlled media won't make a peep.

2 posted on 06/09/2012 10:11:32 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Do I really need a "sarcasm" tag? Seriously? You're that dense?)
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To: SeekAndFind

This whole brouhaha over the bail seems to be tied to his advocates’ legal online fundraising. Zimmerman apparently told the judge honestly enough that he had no idea if the fundraising would allow itself to be used for bail. And the judge treated it as though it wouldn’t, but has changed his mind now. Anyhow, Zimmerman might be let out again on a larger bail, but it would probably scarcely garner a comment deep in the newspaper and most people will never hear.


3 posted on 06/09/2012 10:13:54 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

RE: Shortly thereafter, Angela Corey will quietly withdraw it, and state-controlled media won’t make a peep.

Are you saying that Zimmerman will be freed and there will be no riots at all?


4 posted on 06/09/2012 10:18:00 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind

I am an attorney. His attorney is a dumb ass. On day one I would have said “My client, Jorge Zimmerman, ....” I would even have filed a motion to get kosher food so my client can get in touch with his Jewish heritage during these trying times. He would be home plaing X Box the next day. And no, I am not a criminal lawyer but I would have made an exception.


5 posted on 06/09/2012 10:18:14 AM PDT by MattinNJ (Romney? Really? Seriously?)
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To: SeekAndFind
http://oi47.tinypic.com/292o80o.jpg

6 posted on 06/09/2012 10:19:51 AM PDT by wolficatZ ("We are no longer accepting comments on this article")
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To: SeekAndFind

The term trayvoned up to now has been coming up on the internet as the self defensive killing of a thug. I expect in the future it will refer to the misguided persecution of an innocent person who acts in self defense.


7 posted on 06/09/2012 10:24:06 AM PDT by meatloaf (Support Senate S 1863 & House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Are you saying that Zimmerman will be freed and there will be no riots at all?

Yes.

I repeat; after the election, the drug dealer Trayvon Martin will be of no further use to the Democrats.

They can't afford a trial with actual evidence, because their narrative will implode on the first day.

8 posted on 06/09/2012 10:24:39 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Do I really need a "sarcasm" tag? Seriously? You're that dense?)
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To: MattinNJ

If Zimmerman was black and the gang banger was hispanic/white/asian, then charges would never have been filed.


9 posted on 06/09/2012 10:25:10 AM PDT by OldArmy52 (There are people who don't like Obama? Well, there were those didn't like Hitler either.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
I believe it is also a means to gain control of Zimmerman's funds to prevent his legal team to fund the independent expert witnesses and forensics that will destroy the state's case, expose witness tampering and suppression of evidence.

The only possibility of Corey presenting any kind of case is a destitute Zimmerman.

10 posted on 06/09/2012 10:30:41 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: Navy Patriot

These thumbs upon the scales of justice stink, and in a sane land would be prosecuted themselves.


11 posted on 06/09/2012 10:34:43 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Nifong kissed his own career good by, but he is the exception.
12 posted on 06/09/2012 10:41:32 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: SeekAndFind
"autopsy results revealing Martin's injured knuckles tend to support his story"

Did he even read the autopsy report? I did.

How about, A single and recent "1/4" abrasion on left fourth finger."

I see nothing in the report of any "injured knuckles" under 'Evidence of Injury' to support this comment/slant at all.

13 posted on 06/09/2012 10:43:57 AM PDT by anglian
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To: wolficatZ

Cher?


14 posted on 06/09/2012 10:48:01 AM PDT by Godebert (NO PERSON EXCEPT A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: wolficatZ

Sorry, Who’s the woman??


15 posted on 06/09/2012 10:50:35 AM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: Navy Patriot

It’s a rock and a hard place. By staying in the jail and not needing bail, Zimmerman would open up more resources to his attorneys. But it stinks.


16 posted on 06/09/2012 10:53:35 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: MattinNJ

Hey, if 0bama can change his religion from day to day why can’t Zimmerman?


17 posted on 06/09/2012 11:29:05 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

E Pluribus..I hope you are right.

True that the Zimmerman case will be of little use after the election...however, the damage is pretty much done to the GOP Governor and AG

I live in Seminole County...the most GOP county in Florida...and people here are livid that we have to pay for a trial and lockup that our local St Atty accurately decided not to prosecute

Scott and Bondi are primary toast


18 posted on 06/09/2012 11:31:35 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (CNN ratings are so down, Ted Turner asked the UN for relief)
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To: Navy Patriot

If this prosecutor tries to deny Zimmerman his own private funds for defense...that will mean we as local taxpayers end up paying for it. We already are paying for increased security and various incidentals that we would have not been paying if we just listened to the local St Atty


19 posted on 06/09/2012 11:32:06 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (CNN ratings are so down, Ted Turner asked the UN for relief)
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To: SeminoleCounty
Scott and Bondi are primary toast

Perhaps they should have done the right thing instead of the political thing.

20 posted on 06/09/2012 11:34:11 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Do I really need a "sarcasm" tag? Seriously? You're that dense?)
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To: SeekAndFind
It's time to nail Angela Corey to the cross for prosecutable misconduct. Hello, Mr. Dershowitz. It's time for a MAJOR smack down of this arrogant POS.
21 posted on 06/09/2012 11:40:59 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: SeekAndFind
Whether or not Florida has overstated its case against George Zimmerman is still undetermined. He may be guilty as sin.

I'm still convinced that there's something not quite right with this Zimmerman fellow. If someone I cared about was putting a gun in his belt and walking around the neighborhood searching for and confronting people he thought suspicious, I'd be very concerned. Eventually, things are almost certain to go wrong.

Maybe after a trial, I'll view him differently.

22 posted on 06/09/2012 11:47:49 AM PDT by Tau Food (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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To: SeekAndFind

From the viewpoint of the Dems, the ideal outcome is that Zimmerman gets killed in prison. That’s the reason they wanted his bail revoked.


23 posted on 06/09/2012 11:49:00 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: Tau Food
Maybe after a trial, I'll view him differently.

I doubt it. You've been pushing that baloney that he confronted Trayvon in spite of being shown that there is virtually no evidence of it for months now. Now you've upped it to searching for and confronting multiple people with absolutely no evidence of that.

24 posted on 06/09/2012 11:51:20 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye
My understanding is that Zimmerman is claiming he was patrolling the neighborhood in search of suspicious people. If that's not true, then the media certainly is distorting the incident.

Like I said, I'm withholding final judgement until after the trial.

25 posted on 06/09/2012 12:00:28 PM PDT by Tau Food (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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To: Tau Food

You have been corrected over and over again that he was not on patrol that night and was just coming home after running an errand. There is also no evidence that he ever confronted anyone else in the past while on patrol.


26 posted on 06/09/2012 12:05:23 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Tau Food

I also am withholding judgment. However, the limited evidence we have so far is that the guy was not arming himself and stalking the neighborhood when this happened.

He was on his way to the store when he saw a suspicious person walking thru the neigoborhood. As the neighborhood watch captain he contacted the police and followed the person. Perfectly reasonable, indeed laudable, actions.

You can argue he shouldn’t have been armed, but you’ll have to take that issue up with the great number of freepers who apparently go about armed at all times.

IOW, he was not”playing cop,” he was going about his own business when he observed something fishy and responded in a reasonable manner.

There are indeed “wannabee cops” who are a danger to themselves and others. I’ve run into a couple. The evidence available at the moment does not indicate Jorge was one of them.


27 posted on 06/09/2012 12:10:00 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: TigersEye
Well, see, there you go. I thought he was saying he was part of some sort of neighborhood watch. We'll see what he says at the trial, I guess.
28 posted on 06/09/2012 12:10:00 PM PDT by Tau Food (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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To: SeminoleCounty
If this prosecutor tries to deny Zimmerman his own private funds for defense...that will mean we as local taxpayers end up paying for it.

In this case, no, and that is why it is so egregious.

Zimmerman will not be eligible for a court appointed, taxpayer paid attorney, because he has means, it's just he can't spend them as he wishes they will be impounded for his increased bond.

The legal tactic used by the state here, is often used in taxation, drug, and organized crime cases, impound or confiscate all funds and property. The purpose is to prevent the defendant the means to litigate their side in court, as, often, the state would lose big time if the defendant can fund a proper defense.

To my knowledge, this tactic has never been used before in the US for an altercation with a claim of self defense, and no underlying crime. This includes wealthy and ultra wealthy defendants.

My perception of this is that the judge has politically agreed to railroad Zimmerman and is incensed that so many ordinary Americans would defiantly spring to his defense by contributing to his defense fund, so the judge feigns offense of non disclosure, and moves against the fund and popular support of Zimmerman.

This is Kangaroo Kabuki Theater.

29 posted on 06/09/2012 12:15:40 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: Sherman Logan
I guess we'll just have to wait and see what he says. We should thank our Founding Fathers for our right to a trial by jury because many have rushed to judgement on this case. I hope he gets a fair trial and I hope all of the truth comes out. And, I hope he's not prejudiced by the fact that, at least to me, he projects something about himself that's not quite right.
30 posted on 06/09/2012 12:18:03 PM PDT by Tau Food (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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To: Tau Food

It has passed beyond any doubt that you’re a troll.


31 posted on 06/09/2012 12:18:52 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Sherman Logan

AFAIAC, there is nothing wrong with being an armed neighborhood watch (small-n, small-w), I don’t care about the rules of the formal program. The “unarmed only” rule is politically correct nonsense in this day and age when armed thugs are common, and only serves to put the good guys at a legal and PR disadvantage.


32 posted on 06/09/2012 12:22:08 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: TigersEye

Well, I may not be as smart as you, but I still have a right to an opinion. Let’s just wait for the trial. Maybe there’s more to this than we’ve heard so far.


33 posted on 06/09/2012 12:25:08 PM PDT by Tau Food (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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To: Tau Food
The only relevant issue is who started the fight. If GZ assaulted TM, then even if he was later losing the fight he cannot claim self-defense as a justification for his killing.

If TM started the fight, it is probable GZ committed no crime at all.

The problem, of course, is that there is only one (surviving) witness to the start of the fight. AFAIK, all of the eyewitnesses looked out their windows only after the shouting and screaming started. IOW, after the fight had begun.

I've seen a number of claims that TM went back to the townhome, then returned to confront GZ, indicating a planned assault. If so, the location of the Skittles would seem to be critical. Surely nobody would go home, then set back off to a fight carrying Skittles. He'd leave em on the counter.

If the Skittles were in the vicinity of the body, it seems unlikely he made it home and returned.

34 posted on 06/09/2012 12:26:40 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Tau Food

I don’t need to wait for a trial to see that there is something very wrong with you.


35 posted on 06/09/2012 12:27:06 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye

How personally you wish to take this case is up to you, Tiger. If the truth comes out, I’ll be satisfied no matter which way the jury goes.


36 posted on 06/09/2012 12:32:52 PM PDT by Tau Food (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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To: Sherman Logan

Yes, if Zimmerman is the only witness, then his credibility will be a huge part of the case. His risk may be that there exists physical evidence which contradicts his version at trial. And, that too may be unfair. He may truthfully testify that the kid started a fight and for some reason there is physical evidence that isn’t consistent with every piece of his testimony.

It should be quite a trial.


37 posted on 06/09/2012 12:37:11 PM PDT by Tau Food (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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To: Tau Food

You are the one making statements that there is zero evidence of before the trial.


38 posted on 06/09/2012 12:37:51 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m kind of ticked at Mark O’Mara about this one. He should have warned GZ about the jailhouse phone calls ahead of time. Jailhouse recordings were a favorite tactic of the prosecution in the Casey Anthony trial. O’Mara should have known they would be listening and fishing for a hook.


39 posted on 06/09/2012 12:40:38 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: MasterGunner01
prosecutable misconduct

Heh. That's funny.

(Prosecutorial misconduct.)

40 posted on 06/09/2012 12:50:48 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: OldArmy52
Actually Zimmerman is black--at least as much as Homer Plessy of the famous 1896 Supreme Court case Plessy v. Ferguson was. But the media decided he was white because they wanted to have a white villain out of the 1960s hunting down an innocent black teenager.

If Zimmerman gets a fair trial, I think he will be acquitted, but I don't have confidence that he will get a fair trial. If there is a trial it will probably be after the election and that may change things. But there is a significant danger that he won't live long enough for a trial. The guy who unknowingly got Zimmerman's former cell phone number was getting a lot of death threats.

41 posted on 06/09/2012 12:53:50 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: MattinNJ

Actually his father is Catholic of German heritage but I see your point.


42 posted on 06/09/2012 12:58:40 PM PDT by Eagles6 (S)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Yeah, I know, nut I liked the play on words — and it's the truth. (I am hoping for an Angela Corey sequel to Mike Nifong.)
43 posted on 06/09/2012 1:15:16 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: OldArmy52

Ah, but Mr. Zimmerman is black:

George Zimmerman’s Black Ancestry is Revealed
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2876811/posts

George Zimmerman: the black, Hispanic, Peruvian, kind-hearted non-white, not-racist poster boy
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2876692/posts

George Zimmerman: Prelude to a shooting (Reuters finds that GZ has black ancestors)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2876486/posts

“white” George Zimmerman is more black (1/4th) than “indian” Elizabeth Warren (1/32th)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2882435/posts


44 posted on 06/09/2012 1:35:39 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Tau Food

A) Mr. Zimmerman wasn’t on neighborhood watch, he was on his way to the store when he spotted 6ft 3in Trayvon Martin scoping out apartments in the rain. (B) Mr. Zimmerman had a concealed weapons carry permit from the state of Florida (C) he says he was attacked by Trayvon Martin, knocked to the ground and had his head beaten repeatedly against the pavement and (D) he was asked by his neighbors to start the neighborhood watch.


45 posted on 06/09/2012 1:40:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Sherman Logan

Not just the skittles but the Watermelon Drink. The little tough, ersatz Lean brewer drug pimp wannabe probably stuck it in the fridge before coming back to do the Beat Down.


46 posted on 06/09/2012 1:50:08 PM PDT by raccoonnookkeeper (I keep raccoons in a nook!)
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To: Tau Food
If someone I cared about was putting a gun in his belt and walking around the neighborhood searching for and confronting people he thought suspicious, I'd be very concerned

Were you aware that the POLICE TOLD Mr. Zimmerman to get a gun for his own protection against a KNOWN PROBLEM in the neighborhood with LOOSE PITBULLS???????

Did you read in the early reports that MR. Zimmerman did not PULL the GUN out to SHOOT TRAYVON, but that he stated that TRAYVON saw his gun, and grabbed it, forcing Mr. Zimmerman to grab it to keep it from Trayvon , and that during the struggle "all of a sudden there was a boom, and Trayvon keeled over backwards" ???

47 posted on 06/09/2012 2:01:16 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Tau Food
but I still have a right to an opinion.

Yes, you do.

Apparently, though, it is a very uninformed opinion, and when confronted with actual facts, you refuse to acknowledge them.

Well, I may not be as smart as you

I am sure you are at least as 'smart' as most Freepers.

However, you seem to be 'ignorant' of the facts. Ignorance is no shame. However, when an 'ignorant' person is given the proper information and refuses to acknowledge it, then the term used is 'stupid'.

SO.... you can be 'smart' and 'stupid' at the same time.

Do you wish to be 'stupid'?

48 posted on 06/09/2012 2:10:24 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Tau Food
According to the autopsy report, Trayvon Martin was 71" in length ... 5'11", not 6'3".

According to his two passport applications, George Zimmerman was 5'10".

George Zimmerman was not asked by his neighbors to start the neighborhood watch. According to Witness 21, the president of the homeowners' association, George was organizing the neighborhood watch on his own. He said he met George Zimmerman in September of 2011 because he was getting calls about Zimmerman going around trying to get residents’ signatures to start the crime watch program.

49 posted on 06/09/2012 2:11:35 PM PDT by Beach_Babe
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To: wolficatZ

Ahhh — I’m sure that this was one of his more Cherished moments. I wonder if she has sent him any money for his defense???


50 posted on 06/09/2012 2:14:23 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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