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Trayvon Martin's parents settle wrongful death claim (One Million Dollars?)
Orlando Sentinel ^ | 04/05/2013 | By Rene Stutzman

Posted on 04/05/2013 10:03:45 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd

Edited on 04/05/2013 10:16:00 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

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To: sakic
I remember when FR frowned upon racism.

It's not racist to dig and publish what you find. Rather, it informs the debate by bringing the actors into sharper focus.

This is from #157 posted on 03/30/2012 8:30:39 PM PDT (the links are likely scrubbed by now — I didn't bother to check):

As it happens, I found a Google cache of Trayvon Martin's Twitter account, @NO_LIMIT_NIGGA.

Martin used this photo as his Twitter page background:

That's the mugshot of rapper Corey Miller, aka C-Murder, who is doing life without parole for beating up and shooting to death 16-year-old Steve Thomas in 2002 at a night club in Harvey, Louisiana. Quite the role model for an up and coming wannabe gang banger, don't you think?

Martin's Twitter account handle was NO_LIMIT_NIGGA. He listed his name as SLIMM, his location as YO HOE CRIB, and his favorite website as LIES.COM. Dude liked caps!

And it is for sure the right fellow's account. It contained a birthday greeting from the lovely and charming EatYhurBrainz, aka Kia (whose ballistic background pic would have pleased Doc Edgerton). Kia turns out to attend the same high school as Martin. And her greeting would have been sent on the evening of 5 February. Martin was born on 5 February 1995.

You can see the Google cache, dated Feb 6, 2012 12:29:45 GMT, here. (You will need to disable JavaScript to avoid being redirected to a blank Twitter page.)

Martin's Twitter handle likely derives from his hero's record label, No Limit Records.

When I read comments like this I can’t help but wonder if there are plants here.

Into conspiracies, are we?

parents being upset that their son is dead is not a criminal act nor something to be laughed at

If you are looking for something that's not a laughing matter, I suggest you focus on the effort to bring the weight of the State down on an innocent man to further a left-wing political agenda (and hopefully advance one's own fame and fortune — how much of the million sticks to Crump?).

51 posted on 04/05/2013 10:58:36 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: sakic
Trayvon Martin used "gangsta nigga" as a self-description on his facebook page. He was a street thug and proud of it.

But don't let facts get in the way of your crusade against "racism."

52 posted on 04/05/2013 10:59:18 AM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: dfwgator

53 posted on 04/05/2013 10:59:54 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: cynwoody

Well done.


54 posted on 04/05/2013 11:04:13 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: cynwoody
Turns out Trayvon used another Twitter handle as well. Here is one of HIS Twitter posts:

Source: http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2012/03/28/trayvon-martin-the-latest-media-narrative-continues-to-crumble-under-the-weight-of-lies-image-of-trayvon-the-troubled-teen-worsens/

55 posted on 04/05/2013 11:04:35 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: sakic

I expect an immediate apology from you for your dishonest and slimy accusations. They are beneath contempt.


56 posted on 04/05/2013 11:04:39 AM PDT by detective
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To: Responsibility2nd

I am not insulting the average Freeper. I am insulting the ones who post blatantly racist statements. That you are more offended by my pointing it out than the idiots who post Cadillac and other idiotic comments is odd to me.

It is okay to flame an ahole. In fact, it’s an obligation.

It is fine to think Zimmerman has been railroaded and that he is a victim. It is not fine to take that point of view and then spout stupidity. Those making these kinds of statements are closer to being a David Duke conservative than a true conservative.


57 posted on 04/05/2013 11:05:14 AM PDT by sakic
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People making these ignorant and racist comments reveal quite a bit about themselves.

But I don’t know all the facts. Good one.

 

You DON'T know all the facts. That's just it. Yet you are doubling down on calling FReeprs ignorant and racist. A FReeper since 1999 notwithstnding - you are a total tool today.

58 posted on 04/05/2013 11:08:34 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Trayvon Martin's parents have settled a wrongful death claim for an amount believed to be more than $1 million

believed by whom???

Crump's bargaining position was/is collapsing right in front of everybody. Who would pay him anything given how desperate this case is???

That being said this settlement may have been necessary for him to raise enough money to now pay his lawyers.

59 posted on 04/05/2013 11:09:04 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Responsibility2nd

That’ll buy a lot of Skittles and Ice Tea

.......and a gold tooth.


60 posted on 04/05/2013 11:10:15 AM PDT by True Grit
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To: sakic

I am not insulting the average Freeper...

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BS. Now you’ve even insulted the moderator who zotted your post 50.

If I were you - I’d take a self-imposed time out and leave. Before you HAVE to.


61 posted on 04/05/2013 11:11:03 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

You are having trouble reading. I did not call Freepers racists. I said there were some racist remarks made in this thread. True conservatives are not racists.

It is my opinion that when you allow it, it hurts the rest of us.


62 posted on 04/05/2013 11:13:25 AM PDT by sakic
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To: Responsibility2nd

Since I quoted post 50 which got deleted, I’m guessing post 58 might be next. So I’m reposting my reply without any part of post 50 in it.....

You DON’T know all the facts. That’s just it. Yet you are doubling down on calling FReeprs ignorant and racist. A FReeper since 1999 notwithstnding - you are a total tool today.


63 posted on 04/05/2013 11:15:27 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
We live in a wicked world.
64 posted on 04/05/2013 11:16:52 AM PDT by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: Responsibility2nd

If the “case” has not even gone to trail yet with Zimmerman......how can there be a settlement? This makes no senses


65 posted on 04/05/2013 11:17:26 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: sakic

Wahhhh.

You’ve been told by numerous people you were wrong. Even the moderator took exception to what you said and did.

If you still have more to complain about... take it up with management.


66 posted on 04/05/2013 11:17:48 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: blueyon
If the “case” has not even gone to trail yet with Zimmerman......how can there be a settlement? This makes no senses

In my experience, HOA's are loaded with whacky liberals... so perhaps these people are fully on board with the racist-in-chief's position on this one.

67 posted on 04/05/2013 11:19:43 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Responsibility2nd

Jackpot!


68 posted on 04/05/2013 11:23:10 AM PDT by Argus
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To: Responsibility2nd

When did I insult the Mod? You’re reaching.

He didn’t like what I wrote and he deleted it. He was similarly offended by a post I took issue with and deleted that.

That’s what Mods do and I have no beef with that.

I remain in favor of sticking to the important issues, which is a belief overwhelmingly held here, and that is the main thing. Diving into sewage tanks is not the idea of this site. The goal is to make America a better place to live by bringing to light its underreported negatives.


69 posted on 04/05/2013 11:24:05 AM PDT by sakic
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
Turns out Trayvon used another Twitter handle as well.

I just dragged that image into Google Image Search, and among the "Visually similar images" the GOOG coughed up was somebody's lost college ID:


70 posted on 04/05/2013 11:26:13 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: blueyon
Martin's estate can bring as many suits as it wants to, and in this case, there are at least two separate targets. The HOA is one target, Zimmerman is another. Obviously, the legal arguments supporting a claim for money damages are different between the two targets. Anyway, the HOA and/or its insurance company or companies figured it was less expensive to settle without a trial.

Crump is slow to sue Zimmerman, because if he does, and a court finds Zimmerman to be immune from suit, then Crump gets an automatic judgement against himself for the costs of defending against his civil suit. The HOA can't get this sort of immunity, because the HOA can't engage in self-defense. Lawful self-defense is only possible by a living, breathing human being.

71 posted on 04/05/2013 11:27:00 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: cynwoody

People mistake criticism of culture, as criticism of race...and the fact is the ghetto culture that Trayvon embraced is an inferior culture...nothing to do with the color of his skin, which he didn’t choose, but he chose which culture to belong to.


72 posted on 04/05/2013 11:27:40 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: blueyon

This announcement on the heels of the yesterday’s filing of the DCA appeal are no doubt connected. Look for a statement about this settlement to show up in Crump’s filing before the DCA as evidence that he is the Martin’s attorney and busily on the job.


73 posted on 04/05/2013 11:27:51 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Responsibility2nd
My guess? The case against Zimmerman quietly disappears, now.

Follow the money.

74 posted on 04/05/2013 11:32:37 AM PDT by wbill
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To: Responsibility2nd

I posted the following on the wrong thread: They think that’s a lot of money. They’ll blow right through it. Tattoos and 22” rims.


75 posted on 04/05/2013 11:36:05 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: sakic

My comments were not about race....the decision to make money and notoriety came from those made by The Parents. Period. You saying ..”Lawsuits are the way of the land”...in no way excuses or justifies the ‘choice’ The Parents made to gain monetary benefit from their sons death...and equally so, purposely in full view of whatever audience swallowed their story.


76 posted on 04/05/2013 11:39:36 AM PDT by caww
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To: Responsibility2nd

So...the HOA is going to have to pass the hat to get the money, and one of the residents is...Martin’s father!


77 posted on 04/05/2013 11:40:19 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: DannyTN
I don’t see how the homeowner’s association could be liable for this.

Because a racist Black jury would HOLD them liable for this, regardless of the evidence. And they likely didn't want to lose even more.

78 posted on 04/05/2013 11:43:02 AM PDT by montag813
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To: Uncle Chip

I think you’re absolutely right.

I was in a conversation about a work situation with an associate....I was stunned when she mentioned she could claim racism, which had nothing whatsoever to do with the situation we wanted to address.......when I said... “What!”.....she back tracked quickly, saying she was just kidding..... But I saw that this idea of “racism” is fast embedded even in those you’d never think would pull it. Needless to say I was more than disappointed this was even brought up.


79 posted on 04/05/2013 11:47:20 AM PDT by caww
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To: sakic

“....I remain in favor of sticking to the important issues....”
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A comment from a non-involved FReeper—perhaps you should stick to the topic of this thread (the ridiculous settlement with the homeowners association) and not busy yourself throwing around racism charges? Or, to put it more simply, “lighten up Francis!”.

My comment is that society has descended a little further into the pit when a development’s homeowners association has to pay money to the parents of a thug shot when a resident of that development shot him as he attempted to murder him. If you don’t thing having your head bashed into concrete can easily lead to your death, you’ve led a sheltered existance.


80 posted on 04/05/2013 11:49:40 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: dfwgator

Excellant Point!

“......People mistake criticism of culture, as criticism of race...and the fact is the ghetto culture that Trayvon embraced is an inferior culture...nothing to do with the color of his skin, which he didn’t choose, but he chose which culture to belong to.”


81 posted on 04/05/2013 11:50:27 AM PDT by caww
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To: Responsibility2nd

And if their son proves to be a punk who picked a fight, then they should pay 1,000,000.00 bucks to the housing association.

Fair is fair.


82 posted on 04/05/2013 11:51:10 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

???? Doesn’t there have to be a trial for Zimmerman first? This doesn’t make any sense.


83 posted on 04/05/2013 11:51:39 AM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: vpintheak; wbill

I think post 74 is as good a guess as anything. At least I hope so.

Now that Crumb and the “greiving parents” have been bought off; lets hope this case is dismissed.

But I’m afraid this only adds to the blood in the water and these sharks are now going to go into a full blown attack.


84 posted on 04/05/2013 11:58:52 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
See the replies to post 23 and ease off the zot call.

I see the trigger-happy Moderator pulled post #6 anyway after sakic mashed "Abuse" a few times no doubt. Can't be too careful, you know. That Mod must work for the HOA that did this stupid thing.

85 posted on 04/05/2013 12:03:57 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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IMBW but I see this as a desperate discounted settlement nowhere near a million dollars.

It was done to raise the money for legal expenses that the Scheme Teamers might be now individually be facing. Who knows -- even Witness 8 may be asking for money for her own attorney.

Also there are people who were promised money that are now clammoring for it as the case goes south.

Public relations people and community operatives who organize demonstrations and riots generally want their money upfront, but one way or another they want their money.

And I see Crump deducting his attorney Blackwell's fees past present and future from any payout -- and those could be substantial -- and Blackwell will want those upfront.

Sybrina and Tracey may be getting less out of this than they expected and it may be going to their own attorneys.

86 posted on 04/05/2013 12:05:43 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Responsibility2nd

Wrongful death?

Zimmerman is still alive, last I’ve heard. :o)


87 posted on 04/05/2013 12:07:03 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Little wanna-be gangsta punk gets killed after he tries to kill someone else. All this while he's casing the neighborhood.

Now the parents are going to get paid for bad parenting. Screw 'em all.

88 posted on 04/05/2013 12:07:16 PM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: I got the rope

Zot you!


89 posted on 04/05/2013 12:14:34 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: dfwgator
People mistake criticism of culture, as criticism of race...and the fact is the ghetto culture that Trayvon embraced is an inferior culture...nothing to do with the color of his skin, which he didn’t choose, but he chose which culture to belong to.

How true!

It was his parents' responsibility to keep him from sinking into that miasma. Yet here they are squeezing a million+ out of the HOA (or its insurer) for the consequence of their own failure!

90 posted on 04/05/2013 12:22:45 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Cyber Liberty

Did you see they also moved this to Chat?

Of course, that’s routine for FR. Just like the MSM, they downplay the black on white crimes and the stories about them.


91 posted on 04/05/2013 12:23:34 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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From O’Mara’s PETITION FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI:

“A civil lawyer with a vested interest in the outcome of the case should not be
allowed to keep evidence from law enforcement; potentially influence significant
witnesses; speak on national television about evidence he claims to exist and
witnesses he has spoken with; accuse several law enforcement agencies of
dishonesty; otherwise play a central role in the media persecution; and then gather
evidence to further the prosecution of the Petitioner and, as a result, significantly
threaten Mr. Zimmerman’s chance of having a fair trial, yet claim he is not subject
to a deposition regarding non-privileged matters.” [p40]


92 posted on 04/05/2013 12:30:32 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Responsibility2nd

no I didn’t know. sorry


93 posted on 04/05/2013 12:39:22 PM PDT by I got the rope
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America; Admin Moderator

oh ok. sorry.


94 posted on 04/05/2013 12:40:32 PM PDT by I got the rope
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To: editor-surveyor

That’s racist


95 posted on 04/05/2013 12:41:24 PM PDT by I got the rope
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This from the article:

“the monies being paid hereunder is consideration for avoiding litigation”.


96 posted on 04/05/2013 12:46:30 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Responsibility2nd

Baby Daddy’s girlfriend owns one of the units right?

So I hope they send her a monthly assessment to cover the settlement, the whole settlement.


97 posted on 04/05/2013 12:52:18 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Responsibility2nd; Revolting cat!

98 posted on 04/05/2013 12:52:56 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Yes, we have a trigger-happy Mod on duty. Probably the same one that was locking threads left and right as “dupes” a couple weeks back, even though they were different stories. I think it was the Mod that was a “dupe.” That or he/she/it just hates certain posters.

It’s why I don’t post stories anymore. I got tired of them being locked, renamed without my permission, pulled or stuffed into cheeseville. Like this one.


99 posted on 04/05/2013 12:55:46 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Responsibility2nd

It will be fun to watch them blow through it........ IF they actually collect.


100 posted on 04/05/2013 12:58:21 PM PDT by Ditter
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