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Cop: Zimmerman Was "Soft," Had "Hero Complex": Records detail FBI probe of Trayvon Martin killing
The Smoking Gun ^ | July 12, 2012

Posted on 07/12/2012 5:09:31 PM PDT by EveningStar

The lead investigator in the Trayvon Martin shooting case told the FBI that George Zimmerman was not a racist, but rather an “overzealous” and “soft guy” who had a “little hero complex,” according to documents released today by Florida prosecutors.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: fbi; georgezimmerman; martin; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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1 posted on 07/12/2012 5:09:46 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar
Most cops have "hero complexes," so what's his point?
2 posted on 07/12/2012 5:12:56 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: EveningStar
As opposed to juiced up cops with God complexes.

3 posted on 07/12/2012 5:13:12 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: EveningStar

I don’t care if he thought he was Napoleon....his actions were justified given the circumstances.


4 posted on 07/12/2012 5:15:40 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: Bobalu
...his actions were justified given the circumstances.

His version of the circumstances. He but a bullet in the other guy, so we'll never hear his side.

5 posted on 07/12/2012 5:18:25 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: EveningStar
Is this cop also a psychologist?If not, his opinion is irrelevant to anything and anyone other than the journalist community.
6 posted on 07/12/2012 5:18:25 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Bobalu

Some cops just don’t like others doing what they should be doing...it makes them look bad.


7 posted on 07/12/2012 5:18:54 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: All
I wonder how many people will click on the link and read the rest of the article.
8 posted on 07/12/2012 5:19:22 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Yeah, like I’d take anything Chris Serino has to say as credible. How’s that street cop gig working out for you Chris?


9 posted on 07/12/2012 5:19:28 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: EveningStar

‘Cop: Zimmerman Was “Soft,” Had “Hero Complex”:
Big wup! Now they build up a friendly cop as a psychologist. A good defense attorney should be able to keep his opinions out.


10 posted on 07/12/2012 5:19:46 PM PDT by kenmcg (t)
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To: EveningStar

Hero complex?

He rid the world of a violent black thug.

He’s certainly more of a hero than you, copper, maybe you should do your job better so we citizens don’t have to do it for you at the expense of our freedom.


11 posted on 07/12/2012 5:20:49 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: EveningStar

How is it that FBI case file data on a pending case is public?


12 posted on 07/12/2012 5:21:48 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Nailed it! Most cops have the same problem but they get a pension afterwords.
13 posted on 07/12/2012 5:22:46 PM PDT by ABN 505
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To: Doe Eyes

What the???

You’ve never read No Limit’s tweets and read of his gangsta lifestyle that was a direct result of his death?

I don’t about you, but I’ve heard plenty of “his side.”


14 posted on 07/12/2012 5:23:46 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: EveningStar

Every aspect of George Zimmermans life is now out in the open simply because certain people wanted to make it a white man kills black kid story; a modern day Emmett Till.

This is disgusting because any one of us armed citizens could have been or could be in George Zimmermans shoes, hounded forever simply for protecting ourselves.


15 posted on 07/12/2012 5:25:15 PM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: EveningStar

And I wonder why the OP posted such a crappy excerpt.

I figure if there was more to the article, there would be a better excerpt.


16 posted on 07/12/2012 5:25:38 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Get this idiot cop on the witness stand under oath and ask him where he got his degree in Psychology and produce his license to practice that profession. When he can’t, impeach impeach him as a witness and have the jury instructed to ignore his testimony.


17 posted on 07/12/2012 5:26:30 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is, it is the only answer.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Unlike many FReepers, I respect copyright laws. They are laws after all.


18 posted on 07/12/2012 5:29:45 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

How is this steady release of material before the trial not against some sort of law or regulation against tainting the jury pool? I’m no lawyer, but this seems very unethical on the part of the prosecutor.


19 posted on 07/12/2012 5:30:35 PM PDT by jz638
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To: EveningStar

This has nothing to do with copyright laws. Its just you are too lazy to post a decent excerpt.

Read this..... http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2718334/posts


20 posted on 07/12/2012 5:33:17 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Bobalu

“I don’t care if he thought he was Napoleon....his actions were justified given the circumstances.”

EXACTLY!


21 posted on 07/12/2012 5:35:17 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Doe Eyes
He but a bullet in the other guy, so we'll never hear his side.

The evidence tells the other guys side. So far it ain't good.

22 posted on 07/12/2012 5:35:48 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Doe Eyes
He but a bullet in the other guy, so we'll never hear his side.

You write that like it's a bad thing this thug was removed from the gene pool.

23 posted on 07/12/2012 5:40:16 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: Doe Eyes

Zimmerman’s testimony is not contradicted by the released forensic evidence and the eye witness accounts. Do you have some other evidence?

Z is a mench. The trayvonistas are offended that the prey class dares to fight back. They wish to destroy the Castle and Stand your ground doctrines and replace them with the “Cracker, take yo’ beatin’ and like it” doctrine.


24 posted on 07/12/2012 5:41:05 PM PDT by Rifleman
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To: Responsibility2nd

In other words, excerpt enough of the article so it’s not necessary to read the full article.

I believe in using the excerpt as a teaser so that the reader has to click the link.

Many FReepers have a skewed, unrealistic view of copyright laws and intellectual property.

Posting a full article without permission, or excessively excerpting an article, is theft - pure and simple.


25 posted on 07/12/2012 5:42:55 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Has the FBI ever tried to vet 0bama? And if so, what are they hiding?


26 posted on 07/12/2012 5:43:42 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: EveningStar

Well, I guess that makes him a racist who would kill a black kid in cold blood. Isn’t that the prosecution’s point? The prosecution must be desperate to get this guy convicted.


27 posted on 07/12/2012 5:43:42 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: EveningStar

Not me.....I do as few links as possible; perhaps that’s why this computer lightweight feels smug when he reads the techie threads about all the cooties they end up with............knock on wood, I’ve yet to be infected.


28 posted on 07/12/2012 5:44:57 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (A conservative, a liberal and a moderate walked into a bar; barkeep said "Hi Mitt")
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To: EveningStar

So where is the FBI report on Trayvon Martin? What about his thug,
gangster background?


29 posted on 07/12/2012 5:45:22 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: EveningStar

When Angela Corey’s got charges on you, you better watch what you THINK because what happened is irrelevant.


30 posted on 07/12/2012 5:47:39 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Responsibility2nd

There is so much more to this story - I pray that Zimmerman gets justice, as I don’t think he did anything wrong in trying to look out for his neighborhood. Here is some really good investigative reporting I came across on Trayvon:

http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2012/05/24/update-26-part-2-trayvon-martin-shooting-a-year-of-drug-use-culminates-in-predictable-violence/


31 posted on 07/12/2012 5:48:08 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: ErnBatavia

Somebody had to click on the link. It was me this time.

However, I wouldn’t go anywhere on the net without anti-virus and anti-spyware.


32 posted on 07/12/2012 5:48:39 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar
I believe in using the excerpt as a teaser so that the reader has to click the link.

The problem with that approach is that the article may no longer be retrievable from the linked source in the future.

Without the pertinent, relevant info being excerpted into the FR posting, FR becomes useless as a future research tool.

33 posted on 07/12/2012 5:49:11 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: EveningStar

Are you a blog-pimp? You’d make a really excellent blog-pimp.


34 posted on 07/12/2012 5:50:05 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: hole_n_one

I’ve heard that BS before.

“FR is special. We’re the archive of the Free World, therefore we shouldn’t have to respect copyright laws and intellectual property.”

Hogwash.


35 posted on 07/12/2012 5:53:05 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Sorry, I don’t click links unless I know exactly where they are taking me.


36 posted on 07/12/2012 5:53:43 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I don’t have a blog.


37 posted on 07/12/2012 5:54:22 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

I think you’re just plain ol’ lazy.


38 posted on 07/12/2012 5:56:30 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: EveningStar

Cops have hero complexes, and jack booted thug complexes too.


39 posted on 07/12/2012 5:56:30 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: chris37

The source is listed. It’s The Smoking Gun.

And you don’t have to click on anything if you don’t want to.


40 posted on 07/12/2012 5:57:03 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

With you on this one. Smoking Gun is not a blog.


41 posted on 07/12/2012 5:57:11 PM PDT by Lazamataz (I'm watching 'The Walking Dead' and rootin' for the zombies.)
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To: Lazamataz

Actually, blogs can claim copyright too. And the copyright notice need not be present.


42 posted on 07/12/2012 5:58:52 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

You should get one. And post your “teasers” to get hits to your blog. You seems to like this type of negative reaction.

I trust you are reading what others besides me are trying to tell you about posting crappy excerpts. They are not appreciated here. And if you have a problem with FReepers “stealing” content, then take it up with Jim Rob. After all, this is his site and he knows better than you about copyright problems. Posting a decent excerpt is perfectly legal.

Doing what you are doing is akin to blog-pimping.


43 posted on 07/12/2012 6:01:08 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: EveningStar
In the years I've been a FReeper, I've come to expect a sort of odd disassociative behavior from you. With all the snide negativity directed at FR and FReepers, it seems you've somehow lost sight of the fact that you are one, too. That, or you have an audience elsewhere that you're trying to impress.
44 posted on 07/12/2012 6:04:27 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry
In the years I've been a FReeper, I've come to expect a sort of odd disassociative behavior from you....
His behavior is exactly like that of a "Look at Me!" blogpimp. That's why I asked if he had a blog.

45 posted on 07/12/2012 6:08:20 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Sioux-san

Martin’s final words were, “You got it, ok, you got it.”

No you got IT, son of Obamaboy


46 posted on 07/12/2012 6:12:20 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: EveningStar
Why? Was there some money quote? Why wasn't it in the excerpt? There was plenty of space.
47 posted on 07/12/2012 6:12:36 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: RegulatorCountry
I think the vast majority of FReepers are quite rational. And I would go further and say that FR has some of the finest posters on the Internet.

And I'm not trying to impress anyone elsewhere.

However, I am a curmudgeon. :)

48 posted on 07/12/2012 6:13:15 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: hole_n_one

Nope. I can copy and paste up a storm when I need to.


49 posted on 07/12/2012 6:14:36 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar
but rather an “overzealous” and “soft guy” who had a “little hero complex,” according to documents released today by Florida prosecutors.

Is that bad??? Is someone who does his job "overzealous"??? Would you rather him be a "cold calculating hard ass with a criminal complex". How would that work for neighborhood watch????

50 posted on 07/12/2012 6:26:13 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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