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Search in George Zimmerman case turns up weapons, ammunition
CNN ^ | 11-25-2013 | John Couwels

Posted on 11/25/2013 8:03:11 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather

(CNN) -- A recent search of the home of George Zimmerman's girlfriend uncovered five weapons, including an AR-15, and more than 100 rounds of ammunition, court documents filed Monday show.

Zimmerman, acquitted in the death of Trayvon Martin this year, was arrested last week at the home, which he shares with his girlfriend, on suspicion of his having pointed a shotgun at her.

He was released on bail and has entered a plea of not guilty.

A search of the home turned up three handguns, a 12-gauge shotgun, a rifle and 106 rounds of ammunition, including two AR-15 magazines, according to a search warrant.

Three handgun holsters, a pack of gum, a religious pendant, a flashlight, a pocket knife, sanitizing wipe, a soft-sided gun case and a combination lock were also recovered during the search.

At the time of his arrest, Zimmerman had two cell phones. An affidavit, filed Monday, says he told authorities he recorded the altercation with his girlfriend on his cell phone.

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WhooHoo! GZ recorded the altercation on his cell phone!
1 posted on 11/25/2013 8:03:11 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather
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To: Las Vegas Ron; Uncle Chip

Ping-a-ling!


2 posted on 11/25/2013 8:03:50 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

The problem has been the focus on irrelevant arguments – some of which are actually unsupported by the evidence.

1. ‘George Zimmerman (GZ) racially profiled Trayvon Martin (TM)’ There is no evidence of this.

2. ‘GZ disobeyed an order by the police’ * The civilian dispatcher, Sean Noffke, testified that he did not give GZ an order and, in fact, he, like his fellow dispatchers, are trained not make comments that sound like commands. * Noffke also testified under cross that, as a result of his asking GZ which way TM was going, GZ could have reasonably interpreted this as being asked to follow Martin. * It is also not a crime in Florida to disregard a comment made by a civilian dispatcher.

3. ‘GZ got out of his car’ Not a crime on public property and not negligent either.

4. ‘GZ followed TM’ Again, anyone can follow anyone on a public street unless the followee has obtained a restraining order against the follower and even there, the RS only places time, place, and manner restrictions on the person enjoined.

5. ‘GZ wasn’t really injured’ * Under Florida’s self-defense laws, one doesn’t have to be injured AT ALL to use deadly force * No one is required to refrain from defending himself while another is engaged in or attempting to commit a felony.

6. ‘TM is dead through no fault of his own’ * If you believe that TM assaulted GZ, then he IS dead as a result of his own actions.

7. ‘GZ could have left’ * Under Florida law, there is not a duty to withdraw rather than use deadly force * TM was straddling GZ so how the latter was supposed to leave the scene is unanswered.

8. ‘GZ was armed and TM wasn’t’ * One’s fists can be considered weapons and can result in severe bodily harm or death. * GZ was legally carrying a weapon * There is no requirement under the law that the same weapon be used by the assailant * A homeowner can kill an intruder whether or not he has been threatened * Those that attack cannot feign surprise if they are met with superior firepower.

9. ‘Stand Your Ground!’ * SYG is NOT at issue in this trial. * The defense is a classic self-defense case.

10. ‘Black men NEVER get to use SYG!’ * Wrong http://tinyurl.com/nboht35

11. ‘GZ is a man and TM was a boy!’ * As if ‘boys’ don’t commit murder, rape, and assault everyday in this country.


3 posted on 11/25/2013 8:05:41 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Of the 4 wars in my lifetime none came about because the US was too strong." Reagan)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
A search of the home turned up three handguns, a 12-gauge shotgun, a rifle and 106 rounds of ammunition, including two AR-15 magazines, according to a search warrant.

Three handgun holsters, a pack of gum, a religious pendant, a flashlight, a pocket knife, sanitizing wipe, a soft-sided gun case and a combination lock were also recovered during the search.

what? that was just the Go Bag, right?

4 posted on 11/25/2013 8:07:51 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

George Zimmerman drops public defender, asks for return of knife & phones

Zimmerman to be represented by Jayne Weintraub, a south-Florida lawyer and legal commentator.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/trayvon-martin/os-george-zimmerman-new-lawyer-20131125,0,5351979.story

By Jeff Weiner, Orlando Sentinel

6:25 p.m. EST, November 25, 2013

Less than a week after he requested to be declared indigent, citing millions in debts, George Zimmerman swapped his public defender in his domestic violence case for a private attorney, his former lawyer confirmed.

Zimmerman was represented by the 18th Judicial Circuit Public Defender’s Office during a court appearance on Tuesday, the day after his domestic violence arrest. He was granted $9,000 bail and bonded out that day.

However, Zimmerman has now elected to drop the Public Defender’s Office and hire a south Florida private criminal defense attorney, Jayne Weintraub, to represent him, said his former public defender, Jeff Dowdy.

Meanwhile, in a new motion, Zimmerman asks for the return of several items seized by police which he says are “not related to the [domestic violence] charges in any way and are not considered evidence” in the case.

Those items: an Apple iPhone, a Blackberry cell phone, a small hand-held flashlight and a pocket knife. The motion was filed by a colleague of Dowdy’s, apparently before Zimmerman switched to the private lawyer.



Dowdy also entered a written not-guilty plea on Zimmerman’s behalf, and waived his appearance at an arraignment scheduled for January. Zimmerman faces aggravated assault with a weapon and two other charges.

Zimmerman, 30, was arrested a week ago, accused of pointing a shotgun at his girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, smashing a glass table, forcing her from her home and barricading himself inside during a domestic dispute.

It’s unclear how Zimmerman will afford private representation. In indigence paperwork last week, Zimmerman claimed to have $144, and owe $2.5 million in debt. Weintraub didn’t return a call seeking comment.

Weintraub has appeared on the cable networks HLN and CNN as a legal commentator, including commentary on Zimmerman’s high-profile murder case in the 2012 killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford.

Zimmerman said he fired on the unarmed Miami Gardens teen in self-defense. The case sparked widespread protest when Zimmerman wasn’t initially arrested, and again after his jury’s not guilty verdict in July.

jeweiner@tribune.com or 407-420-5171


5 posted on 11/25/2013 8:11:12 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

“search of the home of George Zimmerman’s girlfriend uncovered five weapons”

Lightweight. (baseball bats and knives are weapons, right?)


6 posted on 11/25/2013 8:11:16 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Just over 100 rds of ammunition?!!!

Wow. That’s pathetic.

10K rds is a more comfortable number.


7 posted on 11/25/2013 8:11:21 PM PST by dadgum (Overjoyed to be the Pariah.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

The authorities and the press sure work hand in hand to make gun owners look as vile as they can.

He has more than one gun in his collection. Simply amazing! Stop the presses, tell the captain...

Folks, it’s theater of the absurd.


8 posted on 11/25/2013 8:12:40 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Obama, the Democrat Party, the Left in the U. S., have essentially become the 4th Reich.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
a pack of gum, a religious pendant, a flashlight, a pocket knife, sanitizing wipe, a soft-sided gun case and a combination lock

WTF is the significance of this?!!

9 posted on 11/25/2013 8:13:15 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

1.) 100 rounds of ammo. OMG a stockpile, I tell ya.

2.) George needs to get out of Florida and change his name.

3.) George needs to find a better class of GF.


10 posted on 11/25/2013 8:13:54 PM PST by SolidRedState (I used to think bizarro world was a fiction.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

— He cannot possess weapons.
— He must wear a monitoring device.
— He cannot travel outside Florida.

That is the first I have heard of this BS.


11 posted on 11/25/2013 8:14:53 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

It was Blackjack gum.


12 posted on 11/25/2013 8:16:15 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: mylife

That was the proctology report.


13 posted on 11/25/2013 8:18:03 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: Kirkwood

I see...
Now that is a gum of a different flavor!!


14 posted on 11/25/2013 8:20:09 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Zimmerman needs to just go dark for a while.

This guy keeps making bad decisions with the company he keeps.


15 posted on 11/25/2013 8:21:27 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

106 rounds is nothing. Maybe a trip to the range for one person and one weapon. As for the shotgun... That’s not even a weapon, right? I mean, according to good old uncle Joe B. a shotgun is best employed as a simple noise maker. :-/


16 posted on 11/25/2013 8:24:32 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
A search of the home turned up three handguns, a 12-gauge shotgun, a rifle and 106 rounds of ammunition, including two AR-15 magazines, according to a search warrant.

106 rounds of ammunition? Seriously?

I suppose charges could be in order for keeping his firearms underfed ...

17 posted on 11/25/2013 8:25:56 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: mylife

“a pack of gum, a religious pendant, a flashlight, a pocket knife, sanitizing wipe, a soft-sided gun case and a combination lock
WTF is the significance of this?!!”

One of the “Flat Foot” Class likes that flavor gum?


18 posted on 11/25/2013 8:26:39 PM PST by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - Because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Holy Crap, possession of Two Cell Phones! Now he’s really toast...


19 posted on 11/25/2013 8:28:10 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

“a pack of gum”

LMAO

NUTS!


20 posted on 11/25/2013 8:29:43 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: ThunderSleeps

A shotgun is now classified as patio décor....according to Joe.


21 posted on 11/25/2013 8:30:21 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: SolidRedState

MEGA BUMP!


22 posted on 11/25/2013 8:33:30 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: mylife

a pack of gum, a religious pendant, a flashlight, a pocket knife, sanitizing wipe, a soft-sided gun case and a combination lock

WTF is the significance of this?!!

“Fella could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all this!” (with regards to Capt Kong) :)


23 posted on 11/25/2013 8:34:23 PM PST by KitJ (Shall not be infringed)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature
The list sounds like a quote from Dr. Strangelove:
Major T. J. "King" Kong: Survival kit contents check. In them you'll find: one forty-five caliber automatic; two boxes of ammunition; four days' concentrated emergency rations; one drug issue containing antibiotics, morphine, vitamin pills, pep pills, sleeping pills, tranquilizer pills; one miniature combination Russian phrase book and Bible; one hundred dollars in rubles; one hundred dollars in gold; nine packs of chewing gum; one issue of prophylactics; three lipsticks; three pair of nylon stockings. Shoot, a fella' could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff.

24 posted on 11/25/2013 8:34:33 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

An article from the day of his arrest said the police found the shotgun locked in a case.


25 posted on 11/25/2013 8:36:11 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Moonman62

Samantha owned a gun too. One of those guns is probably hers.


26 posted on 11/25/2013 8:38:36 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: mylife
Zimmerman needs to just go dark for a while. This guy keeps making bad decisions with the company he keeps.

The more I know about Zimmerman, the more he seems to fit into the category of "dumbass."

27 posted on 11/25/2013 8:38:47 PM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: mylife

Did George have a record before this whole thing started? Seems like he’s in one spate after another since acquittal.


28 posted on 11/25/2013 8:39:45 PM PST by Rennes Templar (America needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask.)
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To: Rennes Templar

It only seems that way because any minor thing is a national story, eg a speeding ticket.


29 posted on 11/25/2013 8:42:05 PM PST by Ray76
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Anyone who has burnedoff over 100 rounds at the range, secretly raise your hand out of sight of any snoopcams or paranoid government agencies.
Then ponder this: they freak out over 100 rounds in our possession, yet never bat an eye at the billions of rounds government is buying.


30 posted on 11/25/2013 8:45:35 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
"An affidavit, filed Monday, says he told authorities he recorded the altercation with his girlfriend on his cell phone."

This is getting good.

31 posted on 11/25/2013 8:46:13 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: mylife

He wants to go to jail. I think he has some weird survivor’s guilt or a big case is PTSD. Nobody does the things he has done after a big case like this. You don’t see Casey Anthony out doing stupid things. She has been very smart throughout her aftermath. He should follow her lead.


32 posted on 11/25/2013 8:47:08 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He's never been found guilty of anything though I am sure he feels tortured and horrible a young man died (despite him trying to probably kill George at the time).

Both women in his recent life were trying to sell stories about George and had every reason to try to make it look bad for more money or potential lawsuits. George is a target and when he is released the next time he should swear off women and non-family for a couple of years IMO.

33 posted on 11/25/2013 8:48:32 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: dynachrome

Weapons he always declared and that are legal. He has very few rounds of ammo considering though.


34 posted on 11/25/2013 8:52:06 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: mylife

He is or was a liberal and therefore would be in the company of liberal women which are going to be no good anyhow.
George needs to take two years off from all but family till the dust settles IMO.

The wife just gave papers for divorce to George, so I guess he will be glad to share his half of the 2.5 million in debt with her as a part of the marriage debt. Good luck with that.


35 posted on 11/25/2013 8:54:35 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

“A search of the home turned up three handguns, a 12-gauge shotgun, a rifle and 106 rounds of ammunition, including two AR-15 magazines, according to a search warrant.”

YIKES!!!! IT’S AN ARSENAL! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!! /sarcasm;)


36 posted on 11/25/2013 9:00:37 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Apart from the short supply of ammo, George’s place sounds like a typical American household. You never know when you might have to shoot someone, especially when all of black America is gunning for you.


37 posted on 11/25/2013 9:15:33 PM PST by pallis
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

Oooohhh, a pack gum!


38 posted on 11/25/2013 9:19:37 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Hmm...safe to say George is underarmed. And the ammo? Not even enough to practice with.


39 posted on 11/25/2013 9:29:42 PM PST by TheDon (Inside Every Liberal is a Totalitarian Screaming to Get Out.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
WhooHoo! GZ recorded the altercation on his cell phone!

Zimmerman asks for the return of several items seized by police which he says are “not related to the [domestic violence] charges in any way and are not considered evidence” in the case. Those items: an Apple iPhone, a Blackberry cell phone, a small hand-held flashlight and a pocket knife.

The video has likely been disappeared.

40 posted on 11/25/2013 9:32:13 PM PST by BlueMondaySkipper (Involuntarily subsidizing the parasite class since 1981)
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To: ThunderSleeps
106 rounds is nothing. Maybe a trip to the range for one person and one weapon.

One of the reasons I shoot is that it seems to help me with a shoulder problem. At 106 rounds shooting one handed, my arm and shoulder haven't begun to tire.

41 posted on 11/25/2013 9:39:02 PM PST by Stentor
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To: A CA Guy

“This is getting good. “

Yeah,,,, as long as the phones haven’t been messed with!


42 posted on 11/25/2013 9:39:10 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Bottom line, a station reported the girlfriend like the old wife had been shopping around telling stories for money.

If you are dating someone, what good do you wish them if you are shopping stories around?

Watch next that the girlfriend will claim they were doing it to get George some money around all the debt he owes, but that would be even more garbage and not true. Not beyond the most recent lass and her mom IMO.


43 posted on 11/25/2013 9:41:34 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: mylife

Dang... gum, no skittles... must be a cultural thing.


44 posted on 11/25/2013 9:50:09 PM PST by lavaroise
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To: A CA Guy

Why would a girl be with a guy with no money and 2 million in debt?

Georges should drop the women and concentrate on writing a book.


45 posted on 11/25/2013 9:53:26 PM PST by lavaroise
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Prayer changes things!

It wouldn't hurt to have as many good freepers as possible praying for George.

I cannot imagine the suffering that this man has had to endure.

If you happen to be Catholic, you might want to pray to Saint George, you know!

“THE DRAGON SLAYER!”

46 posted on 11/25/2013 9:58:12 PM PST by billys kid ("Bury me on my head for one day this world will be upside down." (Diogenes))
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To: lavaroise

This could be the old girlfriend he was with before when he went to his wife’s house and she went off.
That wife (though separated) saw his ex girlfriend in the car then, if this is the same one now then there was a former tie with George.
Also, that ex and he had a mutual restraint order against each other, so he had to know that was a problem.

The old or new girlfriend was in it to score a cash interview or book as was his soon to be ex wife.

Does the ex wife get half is 2.5 million of debt that occurred during their marriage by the way?


47 posted on 11/25/2013 10:07:14 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: A CA Guy

He and the other gf Veronica had restraining orders on each other but made peace and seperated. This is a new girlfriend who supposedly knew GZ from when she was a teenager. They supposedly dated then and it never worked out. There never was a restraining order in this relationship.


48 posted on 11/25/2013 10:29:42 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Well, at least there is now so George can’t be set up by this person any longer.

When will those who want to get George or set him up learn to not go to the press for money, just go to the New Black Panthers (so I hear).

I’m sure Holder went right after them for that, no?


49 posted on 11/25/2013 10:32:14 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature
He is in severe debt after his public persecution.
You can't blame him for such an anemic inventory.
50 posted on 11/25/2013 10:42:24 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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