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Zimmerman lawyer says Martin was lying in wait to attack
Observer ^ | Friday, July 12, 2013 2:38:33 EDT PM | Daniel Trotta and Barbara Liston

Posted on 07/12/2013 11:56:50 AM PDT by Red Steel

SANFORD, Fla. - Trayvon Martin spent four long minutes preparing to attack George Zimmerman, time when he lay in wait before throwing the first punch in a confrontation that ended in his death, Zimmerman's defence lawyer said in closing arguments on Friday.

Lead defence lawyer Mark O'Mara attempted to shift the blame to Martin, the unarmed, black 17-year-old whom Zimmerman shot dead last year. O'Mara told the jury there was "factual and undeniable evidence" that Zimmerman should be found not guilty. ... To convict Zimmerman of second-degree murder, a charge that could lead to a sentence of life in prison, the jury must find he acted with ill will, spite or hatred.

The hateful person that rainy night was Martin, not Zimmerman, O'Mara told the jury.

"Somebody decided they were angry. Ticked off. Ill will, spite or hatred," O'Mara said. "It wasn't some cop wannabe.

"The person who decided this was going to continue, was going to become a violent event, was the guy who didn't go home when he had a chance to. It was the guy who decided to lie in wait," O'Mara said.

(Excerpt) Read more at theobserver.ca ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News
KEYWORDS: asscracker; blackkk; dissed; florida; georgezimmerman; trayvon; trayvonmartin

1 posted on 07/12/2013 11:56:50 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

It was obvious from the 4 minute delay, during which Martin was only 300 feet from home.

Plus the ass whooping taken by Zimmerman.


2 posted on 07/12/2013 12:03:20 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Red Steel

The story at your link is not the same as what you posted here. Did the site scrub that info? Are they already removing the best arguments for his innocence from the MSM coverage to increase the likelihood of rioting should he be found not guilty?


3 posted on 07/12/2013 12:05:44 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: Brian Kopp DPM

The source changed the article.


4 posted on 07/12/2013 12:08:04 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Williams

“Ass whooping”? You apparently haven’t see a person whose ass has been whooped. I’ve gotten hurt worse for fun...


5 posted on 07/12/2013 12:08:21 PM PDT by stormer
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To: Red Steel

What? That poor innocent child?


6 posted on 07/12/2013 12:09:54 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Red Steel
We had a black male (don't know relationship if any) shoot a 22-year-old white mother of a bi-racial little girl a couple weeks ago. The NYT and the other national media outlets don't care about that. And there's a huge difference. I doubt she was shot in self defense but in cold blood.

And there is no indication that she ambushed him, bloodied and broke his nose and banged his head on cement.

People care locally, of course, wasn't a huge racial issue made of it.

7 posted on 07/12/2013 12:11:23 PM PDT by Aliska
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To: Brian Kopp DPM

Since the source changed the article for the worse, here’s another snippet.

” “The person who decided this was going to continue, was going to become a violent event, was the guy who didn’t go home when he had a chance to. It was the guy who decided to lie in wait,” O’Mara said. “ Earlier, O’Mara warned jurors against filling in holes in the prosecution’s case, cautioning against making presumptions and assumptions.
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Yet he invited them to form their own conclusions about Martin, particularly in the four-minute gap that O’Mara said passed between Zimmerman’s losing sight of Martin and when Martin attacked.

He dramatized that length of time by pausing for four minutes, leaving the courtroom silent.

“Four minutes. You get to figure out what Trayvon Martin was doing,” O’Mara told the jury. “Four minutes to do what? To run home. To walk home.” “


8 posted on 07/12/2013 12:12:20 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel
the unarmed, black 17-year-old

Yes, the 6 ft. 2 in., 185 lb. child with tattoos all over his face, neck, hands and gold teeth with marijuana in his blood.

9 posted on 07/12/2013 12:12:30 PM PDT by Parmy
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To: Parmy

I’ve been informed that the actual parameters were 5’11”, 158 lbs. But that seems a bit skinny.


10 posted on 07/12/2013 12:13:57 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Red Steel
Hurry up and come back wif dat verdict! There's a lot of people waitin to git them free TVs!


11 posted on 07/12/2013 12:16:09 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Parmy; MrB

George Zimmerman defense attorney Mark O’Mara used physical exhibits in his closing argument to demonstrate to the jury the size disparity between George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin. Martin was 5’11 and 158 lbs. at the time, while George Zimmerman clocked in at a clinically obese 5’7” and 204 lbs.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/07/12/Zimmerman-defense-silhouettes


12 posted on 07/12/2013 12:17:40 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Red Steel
preparing to attack George Zimmerman ... shift the blame to Martin, the unarmed, black 17-year-old
Interesting how Zimmerman is just described as George Zimmerman, while Martin is the "black 17-year-old."
Nope, no bias there.
13 posted on 07/12/2013 12:18:08 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Red Steel
Martin, the unarmed, black 17-year-old...

The press never fails to mention that Treyvon was unarmed. But what they fail to point out is that Martin thought that Zimmerman was unarmed too. That is why he jumped him!

Martin thought he had the advantage. But he didn't...

14 posted on 07/12/2013 12:18:59 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: Williams
Yep and that is what has brought me comfort about this case. I hate the idea of a young person, having been abused and neglected by his parents and government and community- and robbed of his chance at the American dream and good education ,being used in the way his community has profited upon his death.

But he was lying in wait. That is all I needed to know. Proverbs 1:18

These men lie in wait for their own blood; they ambush only themselves!

15 posted on 07/12/2013 12:19:13 PM PDT by Truth2012
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To: Red Steel

The defense was restricted to the evidence, ergo this line of defense for their case.

But... it doesn’t make sense. Most young punks, if they got ‘home’ (which Trayvon did) would not go back out IN THE RAIN , risking ARREST, BY THEMSELVES, to go beat up on a white dude.

There had to be something ‘incriminating’ or ‘desperately needed’ that led Trayvon to go back to the same area where Detective Serino stated that a ‘burglary tool’ of some kind was found behind the bushes (near where George said he thought Trayvon had come out of ).

Trayvon was looking for it, and heard George. He knew he was screwed. Now he had no choice, he was going to have to make sure this guy couldn’t call the cops, or ID him.

If Trayvon got in trouble with the cops of the Neighborhood Watch , his Daddy might kick him ‘out’ of Brandy’s townhouse. His Daddy had already warned him. Even Rachel warned him. She told him to stay there, assumed he had. I don’t think she lied about it. That means there must have been some OVERWHELMING reason to leave the safety of that back yard.

Trayvon might have been into some street fighting, but he wasn’t a KNOCKOUT KING like everyone thinks. He was more into B+E.

WHY then would he leave? I don’t think it was to beat up George. It had to be something important enough that it was worth the ‘risk’ to go back and get it.


16 posted on 07/12/2013 12:19:19 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

nothing says ‘I support civil rights’ better than stealing a big flat screen TV and beer.


17 posted on 07/12/2013 12:20:15 PM PDT by qwerty1234
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To: Red Steel
“Four minutes. You get to figure out what Trayvon Martin was doing,”

He was looking for whatever he left in the bushes that George said Trayvon might have come out of (it was dark). Something so important that Trayvon left the safety of his Daddy's back yard, and against Rachel's plea to stay there, to go back and get.

Running into George again was not in his plan, so he had to try and make sure George couldn't call the cops or ID him.

So, the sucker punch and beating into unconsciousness.

Good plan, except George had a gun.

18 posted on 07/12/2013 12:23:50 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Parmy

Ah, 5’11” 158 lbs. with a tattoo of his mother’s name on his wrist and a pair of praying hands with his deceased grandmother’s and great-grandmother’s names. No grillwork I’m aware of and trace marijuana - may have been as many as 30 days old.


19 posted on 07/12/2013 12:30:16 PM PDT by stormer
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To: UCANSEE2

I wonder how many B&E’s or home invasions have happened in that gated community since Martin was killed.


20 posted on 07/12/2013 12:32:45 PM PDT by Stingray (Stand for the truth or you'll fall for anything.)
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To: MrB

Per the autopsy you are correct.


21 posted on 07/12/2013 12:37:01 PM PDT by meatloaf (3)
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To: Red Steel

22 posted on 07/12/2013 12:39:45 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Q: The worst president in US history?)
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To: UCANSEE2

Trayvon nevr went home and his father was a gangsta himself when younger. He had his tats redone to conceal that after Trayvon’s death and the money quest started. He wouldn; have kicked him ou of he house, he would have high-fived him.

Trayvon was found with stolen jewelry at school. That was proven recently. The question is, was that the first score? The telephone files which the court wouldn’t allow to be introduced into evidence also deailed a conversation between father and son about getting a gun.

Like father, like son?


23 posted on 07/12/2013 12:42:44 PM PDT by meatloaf (3)
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To: Stingray
either he HAD to go home first, to drop something off... or, Shanikwa finally goaded him into going back and picking a fight.

Well, the other guy who was caught doing a B+E in that gated community had been arrested AGAIN, so him and his 'unknown' partner aren't contributing to the home invasions.

One wonders, was Trayvon that guys 'partner' ?

The woman reported having her laptop stolen (which was found at the first partner's house), and some jewelry, which was has not been found. Could that have been the jewelry in Trayvon's backpack that the Principal and Police found in his locker at school ?

24 posted on 07/12/2013 12:43:34 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: stormer
“Ass whooping”? You apparently haven’t see a person whose ass has been whooped. I’ve gotten hurt worse for fun...

Then I'd hate to see what your idea of "fun" is.

To dismiss Zimmerman's injuries so flippantly strongly indicates you have an agenda other than justice in mind. Zimmerman's head was bleeding from being slammed on hard ground or concrete. He had a busted up nose. A witness saw Trayvon on top of Zimmerman repeatedly punching him.

Clearly an act of self defense.

If you want to deny what really happened here, you are willfully blind. I wonder what is coloring your judgment?

You and your agenda can "step off." If you think convicting GZ of anything would represent justice, you have no common sense. I wouldn't want to live in an America where I can't defend yourself, with deadly force, against a common thug who has initiated a violent assault.

25 posted on 07/12/2013 12:45:01 PM PDT by sargon (I don't like the sound of these here Boncentration Bamps!)
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To: Dallas59

Where and when?


26 posted on 07/12/2013 12:46:46 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: UCANSEE2

Any idea if the slim jim was ever checked for fingerprints?


27 posted on 07/12/2013 12:51:17 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: oh8eleven

I would bet that if Crayon had known Zimmerman was packing he would have skittled on home to Dad’s condo.


28 posted on 07/12/2013 12:57:59 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Red Steel

Great White Hunter Shoots Native Tourist Guide.


29 posted on 07/12/2013 1:27:02 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: UCANSEE2

ARe you kidding? TM wanted to kick GZ’s ass - that’s why he went back.


30 posted on 07/12/2013 1:29:31 PM PDT by Appollo9919
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To: stormer

If you get hurt worse than this for fun, I'd hate to see what you get hurt for thats not fun.

31 posted on 07/12/2013 1:48:37 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: stormer
Trayvon's grillwork:


32 posted on 07/12/2013 1:51:43 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Cowboy Bob
Martin thought he had the advantage. But he didn't...

Don't bring Skittles to a gunfight.

33 posted on 07/12/2013 2:00:21 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: MrB; Dallas59

Don’t remember where that group of home owners lived. The time was shortly after Hurricane Katrina. I posted it several times back then.


34 posted on 07/12/2013 2:38:05 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Don't assume Shahanshah Obama will allow another election.)
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To: Appollo9919
TM wanted to kick GZ’s ass - that’s why he went back.

St. Trayvon's homophobia was the reason. He didn't like being watched by Zimmerman who he assumed to be a "creep ass-cracker."

His gf Jabba teasing him about being raped, was the push he needed to seek out Zimmerman and give him a beat down for dissing his manhood.

35 posted on 07/12/2013 2:43:56 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Don't assume Shahanshah Obama will allow another election.)
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To: sargon; stormer
“Ass whooping”? You apparently haven’t see a person whose ass has been whooped. I’ve gotten hurt worse for fun...

Then I'd hate to see what your idea of "fun" is.

Exactly. Poor man looked like he'd just gone 10 rounds with a revolving door.


36 posted on 07/12/2013 4:51:30 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy
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To: Oztrich Boy

Whatever. Here’s what a “ass whooping” looks like: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/news/queensland/union-hits-back-over-drunk-cop-stitch-up/2008/03/27/1206207292849.html


37 posted on 07/12/2013 5:25:04 PM PDT by stormer
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To: Red Steel
Yet he invited them to form their own conclusions about Martin, particularly in the four-minute gap that O’Mara said passed between Zimmerman’s losing sight of Martin and when Martin attacked.

The state has the burden of proof; bound and limited by facts.

The defendant is innocent until proven guilty and allowed to go for reasonable doubt....including making inferences and drawing alternate conclusions.

38 posted on 07/12/2013 5:47:51 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: Repeat Offender

Hannity has on an “expert” panel, and a few women on that panel are making the case that the 19th Amendment is a mistake. Ann Coulter would approve.


39 posted on 07/12/2013 6:13:18 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Ann Coulter would approve [ to repeal the 19th Amendment].


40 posted on 07/12/2013 6:14:55 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: stormer

Zimmerman Trial: How to Make it Easy for People to Say, ‘You’re an Innocent Child’ When in Reality…
Doug Giles | Jul 14, 2013

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If you’re in your late teens and you get shot after assaulting a neighborhood-watch supervisor, and you want someone else to get blamed for your behavior, here are thirteen tips to make you look like an “innocent child” that loves Skittles, doing math and riding horses versus a gangbanger-in-waiting.

1. Don’t have pictures on social media, or on your cell phone, of you holding guns like a gangsta. If you do take pictures with firearms, make certain the weapon is held properly, away from the camera, with your finger off the trigger and it does not give off the I’m-a-criminal-in-training vibe. Just a thought.

2. Don’t have multiple pictures of you inhaling weed floating around on either social media or in your cell phone where the police can retrieve them and use them against you. This, too, hampers the “innocent child” motif.

3. Also, when you do flip off the camera, go with the one-hand F-you, rather than the double finger fongool. The double-finger F-you is too over the top. One F-you should suffice as it’ll show that you are a gentleman that has restraint and are an innocent soul, almost … child like.

Indeed, the one-finger F-you can easily be explained as innocuous, childhood banter between chums. For example, “Hi, do you want to play? No? Okay, F-you. Have a good day, talk to you later”. See?

The double F-you is harder to explain away as it gives more of an “F-off and die”, adultish message via the two foul hand gestures which definitely are not childlike. Just pray about it and see what Jesus says.

4. Don’t call a neighborhood-watch volunteer a “creepy-ass cracker” just before you assault him. If you do call someone this racist term, make certain you do not say it to your friend who’s going to rat you out during a future cross examinationin court.

5. While we’re on the topic of friends, be careful to establish credible friendships with young men and young women who don’t talk smack in court to lawyers, appear horrid on television, who can read cursive and they’re not … uh … um …inconsistent in their testimony.

6. Try to limit how many times you say, “motherf’er” on Twitter as it looks un-childlike when it’s thrust into the court of public opinion.

7. Also, don’t say the N-word all the time in your tweets. It’s considered rude and it could cost you a future cooking show, especially if you’re a white devil. See link above for examples.

8. Speaking of Twitter, don’t choose a handle like “NO_LIMIT_NIGGA” as it makes it difficult for the state’s attorneys in their prosecution, and for the media, to pawn you off as a mere lad that likes multi-colored, fruit flavored confectionaries and artificially flavored and sweetened canned teas.

9. Forgive me for harping on social media etiquette, but I would also not say you, “wanna experience a white girl”, or mention that a particular young girl is adept at fellatio. I would just stay away from all tweeting about fornication and violence.

10. While at school, try not to get suspended for spray painting the children’s lockers with “WTF”, especially if you have in your current possession stuff like twelve articles of stolen women’s jewelry and a big-ass screw driver used for breaking into homes.

11. Regarding cellular telephonic decorum, don’t take pictures of pot plants, illegal guns or talk about buying illicit .22 or .380 caliber handguns from your youthful mates. This, too, makes it hard for future defenders to explain away

12. While we’re on the topic of school, try not to bring your weed and weed pipe to school. If you do need to bring your hooch to school for your frequent panic attacks, or just to take the edge off the difficulties of the de rigueur of public education, try to conceal it better so you don’t get caught.

13. Also, as you go through your teens, you might want to think about not getting tattooed too much. In addition, I would forego the gold-capped teeth and get porcelain veneers if you are truly in need of cosmetic dental work.

Anyway, I hope this helps you should you ever end up in a predicament because of your poor choices and you’d like to have it blamed on others rather than you. Y’know, the media and race baiters can work miracles but the more you hide/alter your current, aberrant behaviors, the easier it will be to blame innocent people.


41 posted on 07/14/2013 10:47:47 AM PDT by Parmy
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