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Perhaps the racist baiters are losing ground with both MSM and black population segment. Back in the '40s, when zoot suits were indicative of association with criminal elements, one did not choose that attire to be generally above suspicion. In the '50s, leather jackets and ducktails; now, hoodies. If you want a profile, don't seek a questionable appearance and attire.
1 posted on 06/18/2012 11:07:59 AM PDT by imardmd1
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I for one never had a personal opinion on Zimmerman. I figure the justice system will clear things up. I am truly disgusted with the media - their choosing sides and assuming guilt before trial.


2 posted on 06/18/2012 11:13:00 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Should Obama recuse himself from making any decisions on immigration?)
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It exposed some serious stealth racist leftists here, that’s for sure.


3 posted on 06/18/2012 11:16:20 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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While I do believe Zimmerman acted in self-defense, and his prosecution is political, I am extremely disappointed to learn he and his wife were skimming money donated for his legal defense to pay their credit card bills and her student loans.


4 posted on 06/18/2012 11:16:20 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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The increased racial division in this country pains me. There was a time I thought we were going to get beyond that. These past 3.5 years, things have only gotten worse.


9 posted on 06/18/2012 11:20:28 AM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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Jewish World Review

Many Jews seem to be sympathetic to George because Zimmerman implies Jewish roots.

20 posted on 06/18/2012 11:35:23 AM PDT by Reeses
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It amazes me that people on this thread who now admit that Zimmerman acted in self-defense are now bitching about how he spends his defense fund. Talk about sheepishly following the left-wing media.


26 posted on 06/18/2012 11:41:13 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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Where's the trial?

I'm sure if they can delay it another 10 weeks, or months, the politically motivated prosecutors in Florida can dig up some more financial and other information to discredit them. Maybe they had a dog they failed to license.

Perhaps digging into their taxes going back 10 years, they can find something discrediting.

35 posted on 06/18/2012 11:50:16 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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...now, hoodies. If you want a profile, don't seek a questionable appearance and attire.

The problem is not the hood on the sweatshirt. The problem is the hood in the sweatshirt.

62 posted on 06/18/2012 12:09:40 PM PDT by Bob
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The judge, by making this an issue, is effect saying that: "Oh, all that money that was raised to help you and your family meet expenses? That gets paid into court too! So no matter what you do, and no matter what the verdict, we are still going to screw you!" That tells me that they know that he shouldn't be standing trial in the first place and are now grasping at straws. What's troubling is there are some people who appear to be fine with that.

The ONLY reason for setting bail should be to ensure that he appears when his trial starts. It should NOT be to lock up finances and impose hardship as an extra-judicial punishment.

71 posted on 06/18/2012 12:14:38 PM PDT by Edward Teach
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Folks, I can see why some of you join the government in assessing blame on Zimmerman for using donated funds in ways you think are wrong. I’d like to ask you to think about some things you may not have considered.

Zimmerman had elevated bills immediately upon this incident taking place. The media portrayed him as a racist killer, and had him convicted until the truth started leaking out.

He and his wife had to go into hiding. He was unable to work. I’m sure he had to spend a lot of funds to travel, hide, and house themselves.

Would it be okay if Zimmerman got off on these charges, but was completely ruined because of his employment situation and the increased expenses that he had to cover out of pocket?

I’m not here to defend a criminal, but it seems to me that some of us are just fine with Zimmerman being destroyed, just so long as he doesn’t spend any of that money outside of his legal defense.

I would like to suggest that it is not of a criminal nature to use some of those funds to keep your head above water. if I sent money to Zimmerman and he spend part of his and his wife afloat, I would consider the funds used for good purpose, and consider the efforts to tarnish his character as vile.

It has really bothered the Justice Department that they couldn’t run this guy down destroying him in the process.

Is this guy abusing the system, or is the system abusing this guy?

IMO, this guy is getting railroaded. One way or another, they are setting it up so this guy goes to prison.

IMO, that is what is of a criminal in nature here.


85 posted on 06/18/2012 12:27:33 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Republicanism: Y1 Rant Y2 Rant Y3 Rant Y4, Oh nevermind, vote for him anyway. Rinse & Repeat!)
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From same article

The same poll showed that fewer than half that number — 15 percent — believed Zimmerman had acted in self-defense.

Two months later, however, those numbers had flip-flopped. In a May 19-20 Rasmussen poll, 40 percent said they believed Zimmerman had acted in self-defense vs. 24 percent who called him a murderer.

138 posted on 06/18/2012 6:44:21 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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When “Opinion” outweighs “Justice”, the Rule of Law becomes the Tyranny of Man.


165 posted on 06/19/2012 10:34:54 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (The only good Zombie is a dead Zombie, oh wait...)
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