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Why public's opinions on Zimmerman is shifting
Jewish World Review ^ | June 18, 2012 | Rene Stutzman

Posted on 06/18/2012 11:07:52 AM PDT by imardmd1

SANFORD, Fla. — (MCT) For weeks, the death of Trayvon Martin, the investigations it launched and the civil rights rallies it spurred were the most important news stories in the country, according to pollsters. At least six news organizations or polling companies did surveys. What they documented, in general, was that people were fascinated and outraged by the Feb. 26 death of the unarmed 17-year-old and angry at the shooter, Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman. Two sets of findings, though, stand out: Although it was the No. 1 story in the country overall, twice as many blacks as whites singled it out as the country's most important story, according to the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. And as time has passed and more evidence has been released, people's feelings about Zimmerman have eased. In late March, while people were still marching in the streets demanding his arrest, 33 percent of the country believed Zimmerman was guilty of murder, according to a poll by Rasmussen Reports. ... (see the rest at the source)

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: georgezimmerman; martin; opinion; profiling; saintskittles; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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To: HiTech RedNeck
I’M RIGHTLY BROWNED OFF BECAUSE HE AND SHE HAS BEEN KEEPING SOME OF THAT MONEY

Suddenly, the case is all about finances. They should dig really deep, check their school records and back taxes.

41 posted on 06/18/2012 11:54:23 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: treetopsandroofs
I capitalize FOX becuase that's how they spell it. Probably because broadcast netwroks have traditionally had three capital letter names. I'm not presenting them as any authority. Don't have to when they are playing a tape.

The left tried to present Martin as St. Trevon, and now you are trying to portray Zimmerman and his wife as such. You can look back at my posts and I've been very supportive of him. But I'm not going to make excuses for him bilking the very people who tried to help him. If things were that bad they could have added another section to the website asking for donations for people to help out personally. Instead they tried to pull a fast one. GZ may quite conceivably be acquitted of all charges with regard to the shooting, and end up convicted of fraud, and his wife of fraud and perjury.

42 posted on 06/18/2012 11:56:07 AM PDT by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: dragnet2

Tag writer, read yourself.


43 posted on 06/18/2012 11:56:40 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Go to the original website where the funds were solicited. What does it say they were for???


44 posted on 06/18/2012 11:58:55 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: HiTech RedNeck

This is the website that became the subject of dispute with his original attorneys that quit - and were replaced later by Mark O’Mara. Most of the money Zimmerman has was raised by that website. The time that Zimmerman spent in jail - the period for which they’re releasing recorded calls of him from jail - is when that original website was operating. Mark O’Mara advised shutting it down when he learned of it, and a new website, under his direction, was set up.


45 posted on 06/18/2012 11:59:32 AM PDT by Echo4C (We have it in our power to begin the world over again. --Thomas Paine)
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To: Edward Teach

Relax, the serious Hussein Heads couldn’t help themselves and have outed themselves again over this.

Notice how their entire outlook on the case has SUDDENLY allegedly changed over the finances, and because of FOX (with caps) and realize they’ve been just looking for another reason to say “Zimmerman is GUILTY”.


46 posted on 06/18/2012 11:59:55 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Uncle Chip
The weren't skimming. That's what the donations were for.

Wrong. The website specifically primised that "every nickel" would go to legal expesnses. That's fraud, however you rationalize it.

47 posted on 06/18/2012 12:00:21 PM PDT by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: treetopsandroofs; Hugin

“What makes you trust and believe some media reports over others?”

The transcripts of SZ/GZ conversation were posted last week showing their conversation about paying-off CCs and other unrelated expenses, from the defense fund. I cringed when I read that from the prosecutor’s office, since it was used to charge SZ with perjury and not embezzlement/fraud.


48 posted on 06/18/2012 12:00:30 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

No really...Everyone has dirt under their fingernails. The government needs to dig really deep to find more of it. It will only help their case. They should seize their computers and see what they reveal too.


49 posted on 06/18/2012 12:01:18 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Hugin

Some are now saying that at some point, the website’s appeal was broader than just asking for legal expenses.

It could be muddier if the message changed (perhaps on legal advice) and there was no way of discerning what donations came through what version of the website.

I’d be steamed if I had approached a version of the website that asked for legal expenses alone, then found my money was just put in some big pot with “skimmable” funds and nobody was keeping track.

The matter deserves to be clarified. And maybe the judge IS being an ass, but that doesn’t relieve one from the duty of trying to conduct oneself as properly as possible, as things DO get bumped to appellate courts which hopefully are not as asinine.


50 posted on 06/18/2012 12:01:24 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

No, I don’t think so.

Too much alleged indignation.

Sorry, NO SALE.


51 posted on 06/18/2012 12:01:32 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Hugin

Are you not paying attention? The website said it was for legal AND living expenses. Things like mortgages, continuing debt payments, rent, and bulletproof vests ARE living expenses when you’re in hiding and can’t work.


52 posted on 06/18/2012 12:02:07 PM PDT by Echo4C (We have it in our power to begin the world over again. --Thomas Paine)
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To: Uncle Chip

You can change a website. I don’t know what it says now, but originally it claimed money would go to legal expenses only.


53 posted on 06/18/2012 12:02:42 PM PDT by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: Hugin

There is a new and an old version. The old one had a broader appeal. It is far from clear if the monies related to both were segregated. O’Mara should have told them to do that. If they didn’t, and got in dutch, well I think I’d be right to be disappointed.


54 posted on 06/18/2012 12:04:00 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: Hugin

No it did not, as I’ve already provided George Zimmerman’s statement on that website. Try again.


55 posted on 06/18/2012 12:04:06 PM PDT by Echo4C (We have it in our power to begin the world over again. --Thomas Paine)
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To: dragnet2

“Suddenly, the case is all about finances. They should dig really deep, check their school records and back taxes.”

Interesting, isn’t it?

Especially the ones repeating the latest they’ve heard that might hurt Z, AND IN CAPS!


56 posted on 06/18/2012 12:05:07 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Hugin

Please point out the perjury:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2895056/posts


57 posted on 06/18/2012 12:06:11 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: treetopsandroofs

ARE YOU ANY BETTER, CLINGING TO ONE VERSION OF THE WEB SITE WHICH CHANGED AND ACTING AS IF THAT COVERED ALL?


58 posted on 06/18/2012 12:06:57 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

IMO George deserves some slack in that regard, in light of the fact that the Black Panther lynch mob put a contract out on him (with no response by law enforcement), thereby forcing him to go into hiding in fear for his life, while Obama and his race-baiting associates stirred the pot and Angela the Clown manufactured her malicious prosecution. Obviously he couldn’t work to cover his financial obligations under the circumstances.


59 posted on 06/18/2012 12:07:41 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: Jim Scott

” George Zimmerman and his wife skimming off some of the money that was donated for his legal defense”

Thanks, those seem to be the new buzzwords for identifying the old “Zimmerman is GUILTY” Hussein Head posters.

Look for “skimmimg” with no doubt of guilt.

This issue really brings the otherwise stealthy ones out!


60 posted on 06/18/2012 12:08:30 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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