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George Zimmerman: Defense plans many witnesses
Sentinel ^ | 6:08 p.m. EDT, July 2, 2013 | Hal Boedeker

Posted on 07/03/2013 11:00:28 PM PDT by Red Steel

Edited on 07/04/2013 3:10:35 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

George Zimmerman's team plans to put on "a lot of witnesses," defense attorney Mark O'Mara told WKMG-Channel 6 Tuesday night.

Those witnesses will include family members, friends, neighbors and an expert on a timeline for the night Zimmerman fatally shot Trayvon Martin, O'Mara told Tony Pipitone.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: trayvon; zimmerman
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O'Mara was "underplaying how well the defense has done so far," Calderon added.

Think? This is old school to complement your opponent while you smash his game to smithereens.

1 posted on 07/03/2013 11:00:28 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Wait, those weren’t defense witnesses we’ve been seeing? O my!


2 posted on 07/03/2013 11:03:11 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: Red Steel

Retarded State needs to list elements of Murder2 and ‘splain where they provided evidence of same.


3 posted on 07/03/2013 11:04:38 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Red Steel

Is the Defence going to call Marco Rubio?


4 posted on 07/03/2013 11:06:08 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Red Steel

Is the Defense going to call Marco Rubio?


5 posted on 07/03/2013 11:06:18 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Red Steel

I hope they recall Jeantel.


6 posted on 07/03/2013 11:07:45 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: Red Steel

I agree with that. Don’t come across like West’s daughter did on her twitter account as well. Be respectful always. I can see why Zimmerman wanted to do the Hannity interview. He knew he had nearly 90% of the media and the Obama’s DOJ coming after him. He was trying to show that he was not this guy that hated this black kid. I would be worried too for the defense because they don’t know what the jury is thinking and how they are leaning. I image they along with alot of us can see this as a simple self defense case against a corrupt system to get the guy/ and for those who blame guns for crimes and do hate the stand your ground law; they would not want him found not guilty.


7 posted on 07/03/2013 11:12:20 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: Red Steel
sanford pd ofc singleton

I'm extremely impressed by this officer from the Sanford Police Department - such a highly decorated veteran, and of three branches no less.

(/ Sarcasm off )

Is any other veteran amused by police departments using military ribbons for their local awards?
8 posted on 07/03/2013 11:14:37 PM PDT by struwwelpeter
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To: Red Steel

This is a great way for O’Mara to show a bunch of potential clients that “Yes, I can beat the prosecution so badly that you will be able to sue Ben Crump!”


9 posted on 07/03/2013 11:17:11 PM PDT by struggle
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To: struwwelpeter

They get the medals out of the local high school’s JROTC drawers


10 posted on 07/03/2013 11:18:43 PM PDT by struggle
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To: Red Steel
Why bother? The prosecution has done a fine job of making Zimmerman's case.

Still, I will relish watching those political operatives getting their hat handed to them. This is going to be fun.

Better go to the store and stock up on the popcorn!

BTW, I actually hope the riots start. I believe that the gun-owners of America are fed up with scum-suckers and this could be a turning point in our society. Guess I should start thinking about talking with my neighbors who own guns so I can borrow one. Just in case the "gimmes" turn elsewhere to loot.

11 posted on 07/03/2013 11:20:41 PM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: A Navy Vet

the people defending themselves may find themselves attacked by dhs and teir local dhs-trained police. just to be aware.


12 posted on 07/03/2013 11:31:57 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Red Steel

Apparently, Martin’s DNA was NOT found on Zimmerman’s gun, according to the prosecution. This bombshell was mentioned on Nancy Grace’s show, so you gotta consider the source.


13 posted on 07/03/2013 11:35:13 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Red Steel

I will bet the defense only puts on a small handful of witnesses. They don’t want the devastation of the past week to the prosecution’s “case” to fade down a memory hole and leave everything up to closing statements.


14 posted on 07/03/2013 11:36:27 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Secret Agent Man
"the people defending themselves may find themselves attacked by dhs and teir local dhs-trained police. just to be aware."

I have no idea what you're talking about.

15 posted on 07/03/2013 11:38:41 PM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: Christie at the beach
” I would be worried too for the defense because they don’t know what the jury is thinking and how they are leaning”

From my experience of being on three jury's recently, young folks are the worst. This is is an all female jury, but not young and stupid

16 posted on 07/03/2013 11:38:45 PM PDT by Figment
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To: Impala64ssa
"Apparently, Martin’s DNA was NOT found on Zimmerman’s gun, according to the prosecution. This bombshell was mentioned on Nancy Grace’s show, so you gotta consider the source."

Even if true, why is that a "bombshell"? So GZ pulled his gun while getting the crap beat out of him and shot the punk and there is no DNA on the handgun? That just tells me that Zimmerman pulled and shot. That is not evidence of anything.

Seriously, this is the most insane racist politically motivated trial I have seen in my 63 years. And I'm one of the few who thought the officers beating Rodney King should have been found guilty.

17 posted on 07/03/2013 11:46:26 PM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: A Navy Vet
BTW, I actually hope the riots start. I believe that the gun-owners of America are fed up with scum-suckers and this could be a turning point in our society.

The reality is, very few of the animals give a rat's ass about Trayvon or Zimmerman. It's all about an excuse to loot and grab (even more) "free stuff" they did nothing to earn. The animals in every city from coast to coast may seize the opportunity to loot. For Trayvon, you know....

Of course, the ironic thing is that when the animals riot, loot, and burn, it will all take place in the concentrated Democrat parasite nests ("cities"). One of my all-time favorite photos is the one of those Korean storekeepers with the rifles protecting their stores during the Rodney King riots in L.A. Shame on anybody who isn't prepared to defend his business from the looters.


18 posted on 07/03/2013 11:47:48 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: A Navy Vet

>>”Apparently, Martin’s DNA was NOT found on Zimmerman’s gun, according to the prosecution

straw man:
“unimportant issue or person: an issue or person of little significance, put forward to be easily defeated”


19 posted on 07/04/2013 12:00:44 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: A Navy Vet

the people defending theselves against the rioters may find themselves attacked by dhs or dhs-trained and armed leos - as racists attacking justifiably angry blacks.

obama wants race wars and he’ll use this as an excuse to begin going after the groups he has payback in mind for.


20 posted on 07/04/2013 12:05:24 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Lancey Howard

If the prosecution has really done such a poor job, I think it would be wise for the defense to put on NO CASE. After the prosecution rests, the defense attorney should stand up and say, “Your honor, the defense also rests. And we now have a motion we’d like to make to the court outside the presence of the jury.” The jury leaves. The defense makes a motion to dismiss. If the judge won’t dismiss the case for lack of evidence, the court decides if 2nd-degree murder and/or manslaughter will be considered by the jury. Then closing statements.

If I was the defense, I’d want to get this case to the jury as quickly as possible - if it even makes it to the jury. The prosecution isn’t even close to “beyond a reasonable doubt” in this case. They’re prosecuting Zimmerman because racists like Al Sharpton are demanding it. The 2nd-degree murder charge is such a blatant overcharge. The prosecution team deserves jail time more than Zimmerman does.


21 posted on 07/04/2013 12:09:23 AM PDT by billclintonwillrotinhell
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To: Secret Agent Man

and if you think i am exaggerating we are having people pull their air out over 1 guy who shot a black trying to kill him and worried about rqce riots from one trial,

if a bunch of people across the country defend themselves from rioting black mobs, killing scores of violent black rioters,

you don’ t think obama will use the dhs armored cars are billions of round to go after whites and other non-blacks defending themselves? you all do remember the targets dhs bought of unusual folks to fire at, every one of them was a white person.

they have been projecting this for months.


22 posted on 07/04/2013 12:12:54 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: billclintonwillrotinhell

they have not even proven voluntary or involuntary maslaughter either according to florida definitions of what constitutes each of those charges and what needs to be proven.


23 posted on 07/04/2013 12:15:26 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: struwwelpeter
....amused by police departments using military ribbons for their local awards?

I for one, am disgusted with them.

24 posted on 07/04/2013 12:22:41 AM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: Impala64ssa

Oh Heaven’s....Nancy DisGrace show?

Hurrumph!


25 posted on 07/04/2013 12:24:54 AM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: billclintonwillrotinhell

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3038941/posts?page=81#81


26 posted on 07/04/2013 12:27:30 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Bullish

That’s why I stressed, consider the source.


27 posted on 07/04/2013 12:33:41 AM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Yeah, I got that.


28 posted on 07/04/2013 12:38:04 AM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: struwwelpeter

Judging by the looks of this Sanford PD officer, I’d say in her 40’s. That would mean her parents were most likely little kids during WWII, if they were even thought of back then. I know, those are her grandfather’s medals he earned in the war and it’s her way of honoring him. Yeah, yeah, that’s the ticket. I’m surprised the LSM didn’t spin it that way.


29 posted on 07/04/2013 12:38:25 AM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Impala64ssa

What Nancy Grace didn’t tell you is what O’Mara did on cross with that. It was raining that night and the witness agreed that rain would have washed away fingerprints. So in the end, that bit was a ‘wash’.


30 posted on 07/04/2013 12:41:48 AM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 ('Hey citizen, what's in YOUR closet?')
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To: Bullish
I for one, am disgusted with them.

So am I. I am defending my Father's honor who took the long winter road through the Ardennes to the Rhein campaign. Three bronze and one silver medal as a combat engineer, and because of a fire in Missouri I will only know part of the truth of what he did. I am angry. He left Berlin as part of the Third Army leading an Organic Engineer Unit during late 45.

If it was not for the amorality of these people, there would be no morals at all.
31 posted on 07/04/2013 12:42:56 AM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: Red Steel

He knows $ybrina is the poison pill to the case. $cheme Crump may choose to self destruct the case by having her do or say something stupid and purposely cause a mistrial. GZ will be tried until they get the result they want. They are evil.


32 posted on 07/04/2013 1:10:21 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Christie at the beach

Consider this....

Thus far, all we have seen is the prosecution’s case. With few exceptions, each “star prosecution witness” has only corroborated and bolstered the defense’s case.


33 posted on 07/04/2013 1:16:09 AM PDT by Benjamin Dover (This tagline space for rent)
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To: Impala64ssa

this was also explained by the specialist because the gun surface was too hard


34 posted on 07/04/2013 1:19:01 AM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: expat1000

GZ has made a statement thar TM
tried to take the gun from him.


35 posted on 07/04/2013 1:28:18 AM PDT by Ecliptic (.)
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To: Ecliptic

“GZ has made a statement that TM tried to take the gun from him.”

And that is expected to leave DNA? Sounds like a straw man to me.


36 posted on 07/04/2013 1:32:24 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: The Wizard

It seems like the media is complicate if there are riots if Zimmerman is found innocent. I’ve been following the threads on FR and know the details.

Was flipping through the channels, and on one of those text things scrolling was “Zimmerman claims Trayvon grabbed gun, but Trayvon’s DNA not found”.

Or things like “Zimmerman, 39, followed an unarmed Trayvon, a black youth, age 17, into the....”


37 posted on 07/04/2013 1:37:18 AM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: A Navy Vet

“Why bother? The prosecution has done a fine job of making Zimmerman’s case.”

Because we want to see MOM take down baldy and the feds “martial arts style” in the courtroom.


38 posted on 07/04/2013 4:26:28 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: struwwelpeter

Here’s an article that may explain this.

http://blogs.militarytimes.com/battle-rattle/2013/07/03/police-department-cancels-use-of-dod-ribbons-following-navy-cross-recipients-call/

Sanford went on the cheap for decorations when there are a ton of companies out there that make police ribbons.


39 posted on 07/04/2013 4:33:15 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: A Navy Vet

The riots will send more people to the gun stores.

People are better armed but the memories of the Rodney King riots have faded. When the verdict gets close, you people better go heeled. I’ll be watching from the cheap seats since we don’t have to worry about this stuff. The only black kid in my son’s grade has one of the highest GPA’s and speaks 3 languages.


40 posted on 07/04/2013 4:33:28 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Remember the LA riots? All the LEO’s left town to work a carnival in Burbank.


41 posted on 07/04/2013 4:35:31 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: Red Steel

I think the defense should rest and thank the prosecution for proving their case.


42 posted on 07/04/2013 4:37:52 AM PDT by maddog55 (America Rising.... Civil War II)
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To: Paladin2

Wouldn’t it be the prosecution calling Mr. Rubio?


43 posted on 07/04/2013 4:52:30 AM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Paladin2
State needs to list elements of Murder2 and ‘splain where they provided evidence of same

It must be very difficult preparing the defense in a show trial.

Certainly he should move for a directed verdict before presenting anything. I don't know what the elements of Murder 2 are in Florida, but one of them has to be intention.

It does not sound like the State has put on a case which, if everything their witnesses have testified to is believed by the jury, could sustain a verdict IF the jury follows the law.

44 posted on 07/04/2013 4:56:25 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: Christie at the beach
I image they along with alot of us can see this as a simple self defense case against a corrupt system to get the guy

I don't think that O'Mara will be allowed to present evidence about the "system", although it is very important.

45 posted on 07/04/2013 4:58:45 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: struwwelpeter

The Defense Dist.Serv Medal is the highest medal and should be on the top left side. The WWII Philip. Service Medal (according to wikipedia)has not been awarded since 1947. She does not look old enough to be a WWII vet.


46 posted on 07/04/2013 5:23:23 AM PDT by Bruce Kurtz
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To: Red Steel

47 posted on 07/04/2013 5:26:09 AM PDT by Lazamataz (If illegal aliens voted (R), then the Dems would create the tightest border security in the world.)
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To: Red Steel

Now we get to see the English-speaking part of America and other normal people who don’t take footbaths in morgues.


48 posted on 07/04/2013 5:33:57 AM PDT by sergeantdave (No, I don't have links for everything I post)
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To: struwwelpeter

Not amused, but very offended. Especially perhaps, because she doesn’t even know what the ribbons represent. Why, in Heaven’s name, does the PD even do this? Does the PD not have the correct PD ribbons? Or hasn’t she earned any of them?


49 posted on 07/04/2013 5:35:39 AM PDT by Rannug ("God has given it to me, let him who touches it beware.")
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To: Impala64ssa; P-Marlowe

Martin’s DNA absent from the gun means that it was Zimmerman doing all the bleeding. Which is the story he told. Nose and head and that blood smearing and spraying in random places and directions. This suggests that at some point zim might have tried to protect either his nose or head or both with his hands

Bottom line, though, is that it confirms that zim was doing the bleeding. And that supports his version of the events


50 posted on 07/04/2013 5:39:38 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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