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Trayvon's family has "every confidence" George Zimmerman will be convicted, family attorney says
CBS News' Crimesider ^ | June 19, 2013 | Erin Donaghue

Posted on 06/19/2013 8:17:08 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The family of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin has "every confidence" that a jury will convict George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch captain accused in his shooting death, a family attorney said.

Martin's family, including his mother Sybrina Fulton and father Tracy Martin, have attended jury selection proceedings in the Seminole County criminal courthouse since they launched more than a week ago. Attorneys in the case have been whittling down a pool of potential jurors, questioning them on their exposure to news reports in the high-profile case.

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Answers from potential jurors have varied widely, from candidates who said they believe Zimmerman was following Martin that evening and confronted the teen to potential jurors who said they have no knowledge of what may have happened.

One potential juror said Martin was "looking for a reason to fight" and "got aggressive."

"[Zimmerman] is just watching out for someone who looks suspicious and this boy is confronted, and he already has drugs in his system or could have been high even then, and he got aggressive," said the candidate, identified as E-81.

The juror said she came to her conclusions based on photos and text messages from Martin's phone, released publicly, that the defense hopes to introduce as evidence as trial.

The photos depict Martin blowing smoke and a hand holding a gun, and the text messages refer to Martin's alleged past fighting. A judge has ruled that while the potential evidence can't be referenced during opening statements, the defense may be able to introduce it at trial if they prove to her its relevance.

"I think it's been a tough week for them - you're hearing people totally mis-characterizing your son, and to sit there and not be able to speak for your child is tough,"(continued)

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: florida; railroaded; riots; selfdefense; traydmark; trayvon; zimmerman

Sybrina Fulton, lower left and Tracy Martin, center, the parents of slain teen Trayvon Martin, arrive in court with their attorney, Benjamin Crump for the first day of the trial of George Zimmerman.

1 posted on 06/19/2013 8:17:08 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Unfortunately they are probably right.


2 posted on 06/19/2013 8:18:08 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receilpt.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Racist$ gotta do what racist$ gotta do.
3 posted on 06/19/2013 8:18:26 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Religious faith in government is far crazier than religious faith in God.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Or riots will commence in 3 ... 2 ...


4 posted on 06/19/2013 8:20:20 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: CrazyIvan

> Unfortunately they are probably right.

Yup.

If he’s not convicted, there will be another “Long Hot Summer” of inner city rioting.

Meanwhile, hundreds, if not thousands, of Black children have been murdered at the hands of Black street gangs.

Not a whimper from the Trayvon industry.


5 posted on 06/19/2013 8:21:11 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

They’ll have riots no matter what happens.

BTW - what a shock to find out Trayvon’s father was a gang member. The media depicted him as a church going solid citizen. LOL


6 posted on 06/19/2013 8:23:58 AM PDT by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: CrazyIvan
"Unfortunately they are probably right."

Yes, the State and its media propaganda machine has declared him guilty from the start and the Obama machine will pull out all the stops including its total surveillance apparatus to make sure there is a conviction. All the jurors will know that a vote to acquit will end their own lives in any normal way. They will have to weigh any not guilty votes with the certainty that they will be hunted and harassed for their rest of their lives.

7 posted on 06/19/2013 8:24:40 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He was “convicted” the day it happened.


8 posted on 06/19/2013 8:25:11 AM PDT by twhitak
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I read somewhere that the Martin family recently got a juicy payout from the Homeowners Association’s insurance company to the tune of $1 Million, it appears they just handed them the money to shut up and go away and keep it out of court.


9 posted on 06/19/2013 8:26:14 AM PDT by apillar
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To: CrazyIvan
I think they are fooling themselves if they believe that the photos of their thug son and his record in school including being suspended for receiving stolen goods. A Felony BTW. Or the fact that ONE of the white jury members won't hold out for Not Guilty.

This prosecution is an uphill battle at best for the for the state. THAT IS WHY HE WAS NOT ARRESTED UNTIL THE BIGOT BOYS JESSE, AL, AND HIS FELLOW BASTARD ‘Adopted” FATHER OBUMBLER POPPED OFF AND SABER RATTLED!

He walks, he should also then sue the state for malicious prosecution., include Obama as a defendant!

10 posted on 06/19/2013 8:27:18 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Statement: "Trayvon's family has "every confidence" George Zimmerman will be convicted, family attorney says"

Response: So does every individual with 1 milligram of intelligence and who has followed this travesty.

Comment: White America has surrendered control of its government and now its members will pay the price. As the Gaul said to the Roman:" Woe to the conquered!"

11 posted on 06/19/2013 8:29:27 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Race.


12 posted on 06/19/2013 8:32:56 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Only with a gross miscarriage of justice.


13 posted on 06/19/2013 8:33:24 AM PDT by yuleeyahoo (Liberty is not collective, it is personal. All liberty is individual liberty. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Jim from C-Town

The “judge” in the case apparently won’t allow any evidence into the court regarding the character of George’s attacker.

St. Skittles of Sanford was indeed a punk, but no one in the jury can officially hear about that truth.


14 posted on 06/19/2013 8:34:36 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Westbrook
If he’s not convicted, there will be another “Long Hot Summer” of inner city rioting.

Fine. Let the urban "blacks" burn their own neighborhoods down. Again. Let them squat in squalor of their own creation.

The should remember NOT to take their show on the road.

15 posted on 06/19/2013 8:35:05 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wait a minute — I thought all they wanted was an “arrest”.

Oh yeh — then all they wanted was an “investigation”.

And then all they wanted was a “trial”.

Now all they want a “conviction”

Have they decided what they want after that??? lethal injection or the noose — or just some more HOA lawsuit money — or all of the above???.


16 posted on 06/19/2013 8:41:56 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s Bravado... How many times have we heard similar sentiments over the years only to see the ones saying it lose.


17 posted on 06/19/2013 8:43:17 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If there is still a shred of trust in the justice system in the United States, credence will be given to the original Police Report that said Zimmerman’s claim of self-defense was consistent with all forensics evidence they encountered at the scene. I’m not certain political intervention has changed those facts the trained forensics police team found. Surely one of the jurors will be convinced the police, who are automatically suspicious of citizens patrolling the hoods, believe what they found was the truth.


18 posted on 06/19/2013 8:50:56 AM PDT by beautress1 (Make today a masterpiece.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The fix is in.


19 posted on 06/19/2013 8:55:34 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I object to the media’s infantilizing and “pro-racist” use of the name “Trayvon” at every opportunity. Normally, they would call another male by his last name, “Martin”, just as they call the defendant “Zimmerman”, not “George.”


20 posted on 06/19/2013 8:58:06 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: SoFloFreeper

He will have a real hard time keeping it out during the actual testimony of the police. They will be lead directly into relating WHY they didn’t arrest Mr. Zimmerman at the time and WHY the prosecutors office took so much time to even convene a grand jury or to bring charges.

If he is convicted, I would be very surprised. He also ALREADY has a very good case for an appeal based on this judges biased and indefensible rulings.


21 posted on 06/19/2013 9:08:54 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If the first trial doesn’t do it, the “justice” department will start another trial. That will hold the riots back for a few months.


22 posted on 06/19/2013 9:10:42 AM PDT by I want the USA back (If I Pi$$ed off just one liberal today my mission has been accomplished.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"I think it's been a tough week for them - you're hearing people totally mis-characterizing your son, and to sit there and not be able to speak for your child is tough," Parks told Crimesider.

You've been lying about him for over a year. It is high time to set the lies straight. I'm sure it has been tough having your agenda exposed.

23 posted on 06/19/2013 9:15:17 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: SoFloFreeper

That ruling is a double edged sword for the prosecution. The second they refer to Trayvon’s character in any way, the defense can rebut with their own evidence as to his character, thereby painting the picture they desire.


24 posted on 06/19/2013 9:28:07 AM PDT by Dewayne
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To: Westbrook

“If he’s not convicted, there will be another “Long Hot Summer” of inner city rioting.”

I’ll bet there will be a “shopping spree” either way the verdict goes.


25 posted on 06/19/2013 9:30:41 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receilpt.)
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To: Jim from C-Town

I hope you are right. You certainly have how it should go nailed.


26 posted on 06/19/2013 9:32:11 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receilpt.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
I do think that there will be widespread violence if Zimmerman gets off. The Black Panthers will scream for a race war and the usual famous race baiters will be all over every channel.

I remember on a very small scale, one day in my high school a white kid was sent to the office for getting in a fight with a black kid, and neither ended up getting punished. Afterwards, there was an unofficial "beat up all the white kids" day for no reason. You could just be walking down the hall and get punched. It's gonna be much worse than that after this trial.

27 posted on 06/19/2013 9:33:37 AM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be what you might have been.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“you’re hearing people totally mis-characterizing your son, and to sit there and not be able to speak for your child is tough”

It’s not mischaracterizing when we anyone can see the evidence that it is true for themselves. The truth about your punk son hurts, deal with it.


28 posted on 06/19/2013 9:34:20 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman

Does trayvon’s family realize what subhuman garbage they are? Zimmerman should sue them and take their HOA settlement.


29 posted on 06/19/2013 9:58:08 AM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: ogen hal
Zimmerman should sue them and take their HOA settlement

It's likely pretty well gone already.

In a couple of years, all they'll have left to show for it are some very nice tattoos.

30 posted on 06/19/2013 10:08:14 AM PDT by wbill
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To: ogen hal

I’m not sure Trayvon’s past matters although everything I’ve read is he acted like a thug. I think the fact he was home and went back out for Zimmerman says a lot. The thing the jury needs to decide is at the moment of the fight, was it self defense, which it sounds it was and was Zimmerman’s level of force justified. It is certainly better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6 but that does not always mean innocence. If the DA really thought Zimmerman was in the wrong, she should have gone for a lesser charge like manslaughter or something.


31 posted on 06/19/2013 10:13:16 AM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This from the family that kicked Travon out of the house!


32 posted on 06/19/2013 10:40:52 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"[Zimmerman] is just watching out for someone who looks suspicious and this boy is confronted, and he already has drugs in his system or could have been high even then, and he got aggressive," said the candidate, identified as E-81.

Something tells me this juror was not selected.

33 posted on 06/19/2013 1:22:23 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ben Crump is Black Ku Klux Klan Racist

This Lynching of George Zimmerman is disgusting


34 posted on 06/19/2013 1:57:29 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Don't Blame Me For La Raza Rubio....I Voted For Alex Snitker)
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To: Uncle Chip

Still think that the state is going to wind up with or trying for a hung jury?


35 posted on 06/19/2013 3:09:05 PM PDT by Jacob Kell
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To: Jacob Kell

Let’s sit back and see what the jury looks like and what the judge allows in as evidence.


36 posted on 06/19/2013 3:57:32 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: hattend

Here’s the list from which they will try to get the jury.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3033089/posts?page=2#2


37 posted on 06/19/2013 4:12:20 PM PDT by deport
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To: Uncle Chip

Just out of curiosity, what do you think Zimmerman’s chances are? I know we should wait until the jury is chosen and what Nelson allows, but what’s your personal opinion on the matter?


38 posted on 06/19/2013 4:14:59 PM PDT by Jacob Kell
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To: Jacob Kell
I know we should wait until the jury is chosen and what Nelson allows, but what’s your personal opinion on the matter?

That is my personal opinion.

39 posted on 06/19/2013 4:27:18 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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