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George Zimmerman found not guilty of murder in Trayvon Martin's death
CNN ^ | July 13, 2013 | Greg Botelho

Posted on 07/13/2013 7:16:35 PM PDT by grundle

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To: EDINVA

I bet the pucker factor went into overdrive when MOM stated the press was part of the blame to run with a story that was false.


151 posted on 07/13/2013 8:25:22 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: All


In the end someone got lots of free advertising
152 posted on 07/13/2013 8:27:45 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: anton

From what I read about the SA IT guy that was the whistleblower, the decision to sanction the Persection was delayed til after the trial,so maybe something will become of it.


153 posted on 07/13/2013 8:28:22 PM PDT by cport (How can political capital be spent on a bunch of ingrates)
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To: grundle

I am glad for George Zimmerman’s legal exoneration. That said, I’m still pretty disgusted by the vile blood lust shown by certain segments of society and the complicit media who fanned the flames of racism over this entire ordeal. We now need to stand back and call these people out.


154 posted on 07/13/2013 8:29:39 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: grundle

There is justice after all.


155 posted on 07/13/2013 8:31:16 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Ann de IL

They’re trying to secure for themselves, I mean Trayvon, a place in history.


156 posted on 07/13/2013 8:32:24 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: VRWCarea51

The nice thing about the release of intense, longstanding tension these lawyers have just gone thru is that it makes telling the truth boldly just that much easier.

West was funny! “I want to keep my law license for a few more years.” Wait till he gets to write his memoirs!


157 posted on 07/13/2013 8:33:00 PM PDT by EDINVA (u)
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To: stevie_d_64
And for what its worth, I believe someone else here said that there needs to be some real political blowback from this for those responsible for pushing it to this extreme...

There certainly does.

At the state level, that would include Angela Corey and whoever assigned her as "special prosecutor". Is Corey elected or appointed? And who assigned her to the job? Would that be the State AG, Pam Bondi?

Does the governor, Scott, bear any blame for this travesty?

At the federal level, we've got a whole 'nother kettle of fish...

For one, I'd like to know just who it was that called the media's attention to the case -- a full three weeks after the fact!

Did you know that the first national story didn't appear until three weeks to the day after the story was first reported locally. For three weeks, the Sanford community -- black and white -- knew of the case and was generally satisfied that it was self-defense. The original news stories were quite complete and the John Good eyewitness report was usually cited early in the story. Along with the development's recent history of break-ins.

Then, in a broad, coordinated cascade, the national stories hit. And they left out many of the things that had been reported locally -- like Good's eyewitness account, the recent break-ins, etc. And, as the story was developed, much selective editing was employed to slant the narrative.

Ryan Julison, Crump's sleazeball PR guy, may have been responsible for this. But I'm thinking it's more likely that somebody in the White House was handling the affair with the press.

I want to know who instructed the press. And I want to know why they agreed to foster the journalistic fraud.

158 posted on 07/13/2013 8:37:58 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: VRWCarea51

Rev Al is trying to get the riots going with his continued bashing of Zimmerman. Apparently now he is guilty of profiling. What a Racist!

Pray for America to Wake Up


159 posted on 07/13/2013 8:53:49 PM PDT by bray (Coming soon: The Republic of Texas 2022)
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To: VRWCarea51

Just as I said, Al Step-n-fetch saying we need more Federal control to make sure the poor oppressed Black man needs protection from Whitey. More communism is the answer to the Zimmerman crisis.

Pray for America to Wake Up


160 posted on 07/13/2013 8:57:14 PM PDT by bray (Coming soon: The Republic of Texas 2022)
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To: okie01; manc; wymck; ghost26; PJammers; myuval; tiredofreeloaders; WBITT; bigcheese; Yulee; ...
Praise God! Thanks to the jury! They reviewed the facts and did the right thing in finding George Zimmerman not guilty! Notice it was NOT GUILTY, although you will hear the word “acquittal” used instead.

As a Floridian I have plenty to say and do to see that further justice is done! The fact that Angela Cory and Pam Bondi were responsible for not allowing facts to be brought before a Grand Jury needs to be addressed.

I hope thousands of Floridians will join me in seeing that support is given to the Seminole County Sheriff and Sanford Police Chief who were fired because they would not file charges against George Zimmerman. Why wouldn't they file charges? Because their full investigations showed that George Zimmerman acted in self defense.

I also hope that the citizens of Sanford will take a very close look at the actions of their Mayor and other city officials!!!

161 posted on 07/13/2013 9:14:54 PM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: grundle

I’m glad to see justice despite the state trying to railroad this man.
I hope that they don’t all get audited by the IRS or harassed by the feds.


162 posted on 07/13/2013 9:22:27 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: seekthetruth

In her statements to the press afterwards Corey REPEATEDLY said how important it had been to get “all the facts out” — in fact, supreme irony, that was her answer when she was asked about the firing of her whistle-blowing staff member.


163 posted on 07/13/2013 9:22:52 PM PDT by cyn (Benghazi.)
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To: grundle

Justice has prevailed. If I was George Zimmerman right now, I would find a safe area of the US or leave the country entirely to find safety if need be, and begin to sue NBC, CNN, etc. immediately.


164 posted on 07/13/2013 9:27:06 PM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Eight years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: Politicalmom

I never posted anything like that - in fact I posted nothing at all about the sex of the jurors.


165 posted on 07/13/2013 9:31:29 PM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Eight years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: Mountain Mary
EUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUW indeed!


166 posted on 07/13/2013 9:39:11 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: calex59

Thanks. What about a lawsuit for damages?


167 posted on 07/13/2013 9:40:10 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: familyop

New York Daily News still posting the disgusting pictures of Traythug when he was 12 years old.

http://www.nydailynews.com/


168 posted on 07/13/2013 9:52:19 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Breaking News: Nancy Grace on suicide watch!


169 posted on 07/13/2013 9:54:49 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet
I want to know who instructed the press. And I want to know why they agreed to foster the journalistic fraud.

This is how the MSM fact-check. Journalistic standards have never been this bad, and getting badder.

170 posted on 07/13/2013 10:07:22 PM PDT by Liberty Wins
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To: grundle

Zimmerman verdict: Twitter reaction
http://www.politico.com/story/2013/07/zimmerman-verdict-twitter-reaction-94115.html?hp=l1


171 posted on 07/13/2013 10:19:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: Jyotishi

No lawsuit,Florida law prevents it.


172 posted on 07/13/2013 10:59:14 PM PDT by calex59
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To: RC one
The jurors deliberated for 16½ hours total, including 13 on Saturday alone, before delivering its verdict.

Their weekend was screwed up anyway. (I don't know when they decided on this strategy). 16-1/2 hours should get them three days jury duty pay.

173 posted on 07/13/2013 11:08:39 PM PDT by tdscpa
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To: calex59

18 U.S.C. Section 249 holds open the possibility that a private person can be prosecuted for violating the rights of another.


174 posted on 07/13/2013 11:34:46 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Harriet Meiers is looking pretty good right about now.)
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To: SeekAndFind

There is hope, when there was none before


175 posted on 07/13/2013 11:38:39 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: calex59
This has been answered about 1000 times

And it's been responded 1001 times Obastard and Holdem' are an outlaw regime.

176 posted on 07/13/2013 11:40:57 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: calex59

Glad you answered it for the 1,001st time. I appreciate the information. I hope it is correct. This case shows the importance of having competent defense counsel. Now GZ can focus on numerous lawsuits against media organizations that slandered him. Perhaps collect a few dollars... that can go to pay his criminal attorneys, and finance a move far, far away from his former neighborhood...


177 posted on 07/13/2013 11:41:51 PM PDT by karnage
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To: Segovia

I hope God helps Travon Martin’s parents to find peace.
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As I’ve understood all of this, Trayvon hasn’t lived with his parents since he was about 3 y/o. Another woman (his step-mom?) raised him, but was not highlighted during the trial other than giving an interview on some TV channel.

He was a druggie, burgler, thief who was expelled from school and kicked out of the house by the woman who actually raised him. That’s when he went to Sanford FL to live temporarily at his dad’s girlfriend’s apartment.

I think it’s dispicable that the media played up the bio parents so much, when they had very little to do with raising him. It’s ridiculous that the ambulance-chasing lawyers representing the “family” were able to get a monetary settlement from the gated complex where the thug died!


178 posted on 07/14/2013 12:57:01 AM PDT by octex
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To: grundle

So happy. Finally, the system worked and jurors made the right decision.


179 posted on 07/14/2013 1:06:39 AM PDT by CountryClassSF
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To: Volunteer

180 posted on 07/14/2013 1:14:27 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

181 posted on 07/14/2013 1:25:36 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx
;-{)


182 posted on 07/14/2013 1:28:56 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

I love that one and you.
I wish there were a way for Mark O’ Mara to see it.


183 posted on 07/14/2013 1:39:09 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Daffynition

LOL.
I hope her head exploded tonight.
Was she on TV?


184 posted on 07/14/2013 1:40:02 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: seekthetruth
Seminole County Sheriff and Sanford Police Chief who were fired. . .
Don was not fired (The Sheriff) He is styill our Sheriff. Yes I live in Seminole County. . .
Yes the jury got it right this time. Much better than Orange County (Casey Anthony)
185 posted on 07/14/2013 2:58:23 AM PDT by DeaconRed (My New Tag Line - - - - - - - GOD BLESS AMERICA. . . . . ..PLEASE. . . . . . . .)
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To: SeekAndFind
My faith in the American justice system is restored.

The system is perverted - God Bless the 6 jurors and his defense team.

186 posted on 07/14/2013 4:00:16 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: seekthetruth

I join you, enough is enough.....I’m sick of the bottom feeders in our state.


187 posted on 07/14/2013 4:46:41 AM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: billys kid
Praying for Zimmerman and his family.

You better but for yet another reason. Turn on c-spam right now and listen to black person after black person complaining about mexicons who are coming here illegally and taking their jobs. One black caller even commented hey you white guys this is the first time I have ever agreed with you! The illegal mexicons have to go! Just hard to imagine. All of a sudden the blacks are our friends!

188 posted on 07/14/2013 4:47:01 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: okie01
Republican Governor Rick Scott assigned Republican Angela Corey the job of prosecuting George Zimmerman

Angela Corey was elected in 2008 to her present position.

189 posted on 07/14/2013 4:51:40 AM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: grundle

It was a just verdict and a shame that so many people can not see it for their blind bigotry and hatred of those who are conservative. The left of our country is assaulting the right consistently and now the long knives of democrats are out for sure and their general is obamanation.


190 posted on 07/14/2013 4:55:14 AM PDT by kindred ( God is just and the justifier of him that believes in Jesus.)
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To: seekthetruth
BTTT your every word. As a Floridian I have plenty to say and do to see that further justice is done! The fact that Angela Cory and Pam Bondi were responsible for not allowing facts to be brought before a Grand Jury needs to be addressed.

THAT is an outrage and must be addressed!

I hope you are able to provide the addresses so we can write to the proper authorities to file complaints about the firing of the IT man (whistle blower) and also the firing of the former Sanford Police Chief like you noted.

Thanks so much, dearest Jeannie!

191 posted on 07/14/2013 4:55:44 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Post Toasties
I wish he could too.....but the state still wants its pound of flesh for his wife, Shellie.
She's next.

In a nutshell, when this all hit the fan over a year ago, and George and his family were shell shocked and scrambling money together to hire an attorney....

..people started donating funds to the Zimmermans.

...at a hearing, Shellie did not disclose the recently added funds & they charged her with perjury.---and, I believe, they confiscated the money as she feared.

I don't think George can go anywhere until this is cleared up.

192 posted on 07/14/2013 4:56:13 AM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: rodguy911

Dang, I missed that segment on C-SPAN!


193 posted on 07/14/2013 4:56:31 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx
I gotta tell ya it was priceless to see and hear black man after black man come on c-span and complain about the injustice against blacks perpetuated by white liberals!! several callers, black businessmen, complained that while their competitors, illegal mexicons, got business loans from the banks they couldn't.
It was priceless and you could hear in their voices the blacks leaning on conservative whites for justice since they knew they would get nothing form the liberals. What a seat change onyx!
Maybe it is all about jobs after all.
194 posted on 07/14/2013 5:09:17 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: cyn

The only fact[s] the State got out was that there was a altercation between George Zimmerman and Travon Martin. The remainder was perjured testimony.


195 posted on 07/14/2013 5:10:35 AM PDT by sport
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To: DeaconRed; All
Seminole County Sheriff and Sanford Police Chief who were fired. . .
Don was not fired (The Sheriff) He is still our Sheriff. Yes I live in Seminole County. . .

Thank you for correcting me! And I apologize to ALL who read my previous post for my mistake and confusion!

The Seminole County Sheriff was NOT fired. The info I received was wrong on that and I apologize for spreading information that was not true!

As for the former Sanford Police Chief, Chief Bill Lee, see this:
http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/10/justice/sanford-bill-lee-exclusive

196 posted on 07/14/2013 5:12:13 AM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: grundle
"[Zimmerman] was the only living person who witnessed the entire incident, and there wasn't much physical evidence for either team to fall back on."

How about a broken nose, and cuts on the back of Zimmerman's head? The portrayers of 12 year old angelic little Trayvon can't explain these, so they simply pretend they didn't exist. The race baiters live on, and master baiters, they are.

The racist supporters of Trayvon have never given a scenario for the event that explains the Zimmerman injuries. At first they used grainy videos to assert that there were no injuries. When finally proof of the injuries was impossible to ignore, they simply then claimed that the injuries weren't "life threatening". Tell that to someone who is exposed to a "ground and pound" shellacking on a cement sidewalk. The Zimmerman injuries are proof of self defense, so they are ignored by the race baiting media.

197 posted on 07/14/2013 5:18:25 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: onyx; cyn; Guenevere; All

Please see my post # 196


198 posted on 07/14/2013 5:21:13 AM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
About 20 new riot messages every 30 seconds on just one channel.

It is a felony to incite riot. I'm sure Eric Holder will prosecute every one of those.

199 posted on 07/14/2013 5:59:12 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (Buck Off, Bronco Bama)
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To: onyx; All
We can begin at the top....and contact Governor Rick Scott!

Contact information here:
http://www.flgov.com/contact-gov-scott/

Phone calls would help a great deal, asking for an investigation of the actions of State Attorney, Angela Cory.
One might be asked for a Florida zip code, so be prepared to supply.
Emails also helpful.

200 posted on 07/14/2013 6:38:45 AM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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