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George Zimmerman: I want to quit fighting in court with Angela Corey (So he can get on w/suing NBC)
The Orlando Sentinel ^ | March 4, 2014 | Rene Stutzman

Posted on 03/04/2014 10:42:44 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

SANFORD — Former Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman says he's done fighting in court with Special Prosecutor Angela Corey.

In paperwork filed at the Seminole County criminal courthouse Feb. 20, Zimmerman says he is giving up his promised fight to make the state pay his legal bills.

He's also wants to put an end to his lawyers' fight with prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda, whom they had asked a judge to punish, alleging unethical behavior, including hiding evidence.

If Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson agrees, that would clear the way for Zimmerman to move forward with his defamation suit against NBCUniversal. A hearing in that case is scheduled Friday.

Zimmerman alleges that NBC falsely portrayed him as a racist....

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; florida; lawsuit; trayvon; zimmerman

1 posted on 03/04/2014 10:42:44 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I hope he sues every single one of the news outlets that misrepresented him.


2 posted on 03/04/2014 10:44:15 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Jonty30

I’m surprised he didn’t go this route immediately after his trial, instead of wrestling with pigs and churning up a ton of bad publicity on his part.


3 posted on 03/04/2014 10:50:13 PM PST by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It says a lot about the legal system that a complaint about ethics took nearly a year with no action taken.


4 posted on 03/04/2014 10:50:23 PM PST by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: Jonty30

As far as I can tell, that’s his plan. And probably a good one because (A) lawyers will work for contingency on such cases if they smell even a hint of a big payday and (B) no one in this country is going to hire him to so much as run a broom, wash dishes or dig ditches due to the character assassination done to him and the bad publicity they’d receive and (C) selling that painting for $100,000 was a fluke and probably won’t happen again.


5 posted on 03/04/2014 10:51:02 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s too bad he couldn’t make Corey and de la Rionda pay a price but I don’t blame him for cutting his losses. I hope he takes NBC for everything but their socks.


6 posted on 03/04/2014 10:51:31 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Salvavida

How could his “publicity” be any worse than it already is? He saved a carload of people in an accident and those he rescued were put in fear of their lives such that they wouldn’t appear with him, or did you forget about that incident? There was a bounty on his head, “dead or alive,” for up to one million dollars and no one has been called to account for that. Try putting a bounty on any other person in this country and see how fast you go to jail. The putative president of the United States attacked him in the media and commiserated with his “victim” and the family. The entire Civil Rights/MSM/DNC and Florida RINO machine descended onto him and he now owes several million dollars in legal fees and other expenses. What would you do in his shoes?


7 posted on 03/04/2014 10:57:34 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: TigersEye

Why leave them with their socks?


8 posted on 03/04/2014 10:59:40 PM PST by Bob
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To: Bob

They’d look funny in nothing but socks.


9 posted on 03/04/2014 11:03:54 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Bogey78O
It says a lot about the legal system that a complaint about ethics took nearly a year with no action taken.

Bingo!


10 posted on 03/05/2014 12:05:54 AM PST by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: TigersEye

It’s called going after the big fish. Small fries are a waste of time.


11 posted on 03/05/2014 12:52:43 AM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There must be some good honest souls helping the Zimmerman Family. There has to be some support system. As far as I know, his parents are retired, but even if you are ‘retired’ you still want to go out of the house sometimes, without fearing for your life or your spouses’ life. There must be somebody bringing them food, maybe taking Zim’s mother to the doctor id disguise. Just knowing you can’t go to the grocery store anymore without looking over your shoulder is stressful. Maybe George has a home gym, has his girlfriend cut his hair. George’s brother may be helping too, but then he has been on TV frequently, and is easy to recognize. A whole bunch of somebodies will get a whole bunch of good books out of this misadventure, provided they continue to survive. Would’nt the lefties blow a gasket if a story came out that George ocassionally went shopping in Blackface, as a preferred disquise? Ha!! MSNBC would collectively have an on air nervous breakdown. Then, the following month, after Obots have made complete fools of themselves many times over, some 21 year old New York Times intern confesses to making the whole thing up.


12 posted on 03/05/2014 2:16:36 AM PST by lee martell
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Interesting contrast.

Trayvon Martin's family received a settlement from the insurance company for the apartment complex BEFORE the criminal trial started.

As I recall, his birth mother received half, even though she had minimal contact with Trayvon for about the last ten years.

13 posted on 03/05/2014 2:25:42 AM PST by zeestephen
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Why can’t he do both? Why does he have to drop the lawsuits against the state to sue the media whores?


14 posted on 03/05/2014 2:32:24 AM PST by raybbr (Obamacare needs a death panel.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I spent five years going after a slime lawyer. It was worth it to hear them say during the deposition when asked why they did it, “I didn’t think it would come to this.” They ended up declaring bankruptcy.

Lawyers are a protected class. I’m sorry to see Zimmerman give up on Corey. He has allowed evil to continue without penalty. It reinforces my opinion of Zimmerman. Hopefully the IT guy she fired can still nail her. Corey should be disbarred.


15 posted on 03/05/2014 3:51:11 AM PST by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: raybbr
Why can’t he do both? Why does he have to drop the lawsuits against the state to sue the media whores?

Hopefully, he's leaving the suit in such a way that he can re-open it after he's got buck bucks from NBC.

16 posted on 03/05/2014 4:12:11 AM PST by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the libs say we are.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Patience, George, Patience —

They should all be on your TO DO List —

First Things First


17 posted on 03/05/2014 5:05:48 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That was one of the nicer things they portrayed him as. And he is won’t get anywhere fighting the State Attorneys. Them and the judge are on the same team.


18 posted on 03/05/2014 5:12:59 AM PST by sport
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To: Jonty30
I hope he sues every single one of the news outlets that misrepresented him.
That is the wrong approach. He should sue journalism as an institution - embodied in the Associated Press - and the membership of the AP individually.
The function of the wire service is that of a continuous virtual meeting of that whole bunch of “people of the same trade.”  
People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices. - Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations
That “meeting” has been going on since before the Civil War, and must by now have resulted in a conspiracy against the public - i.e., it must qualify as the target of a civil RICO suit.

What is the “conspiracy against the public?” It is “liberalism.” “Liberalism” belongs in scare quotes because the American Newspeak definition - which inspires such wrath among conservatives - not only is not the truth, it systematically renders difficult the very articulation of truth. For when Theodore Roosevelt gave his famous “man in the arena” speech at the Sarbonne in 1910, saying

"It is not the critic who counts . . . the credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena
that would have qualified as a liberal sentiment. The meaning of the term “liberal” essentially inverted in the 1920s, according to Safire’s New Political Dictionary - to the outrage of the people who had been deemed liberals but now were styled “conservatives.” As we all are to this day.

But the actionable tort involved in that transformation is that black is made to seem white, and white black, in the telling of wire service journalism. Far from signifying that individual responsibility and initiative are what matters, “liberalism” now stands for - but does not of course advertise - the idea that nothing actually matters except PR.

It doesn’t matter that In 2010—Zimmerman Initiated A ‘Justice For Sherman Ware’ Campaign When NAACP Failed To Act.

It doesn’t matter that NBC had to edit out an answer to one question an a different subsequent question to make it sound like Zimmerman was saying that Trayvon Martin was a suspicious character because “He's black.”

It doesn’t matter that George Zimmerman had been beaten up whereas Trayvon Martin “didn’t have a scratch on him,” virtually, until Zimmerman fired the shot. Or that an eyewitness quoted Zimmerman as begging for immediate help, or that a former medic testified that his Vietnam service experience was that he could recognize the voices of comrades who screamed for help - and that when he heard the TV replay of the recorded screams he knew it was the voice of his friend George Zimmerman.

It doesn’t even matter that the “Not guilty” verdict of the jury is supposed to be dispositive as the voice of the law.

And on and on. The perspective of “liberalism” is the perspective of “objective” journalism; they are one and the same. Their reply to “It is not the critic who counts” is an emphatic, “Oh, yes it is!! I am ’the critic,” and at the end of the day my criticism will be all that matters! Just watch!” All major journalism - that is, all wire service journalism - is a cabal, outside of which no one would dare flout the laws of libel as NBC has done. Any more than Dan Rather would have dared to double down on the “TANG memos” fraud after it had been exposed, but for his knowledge that all of journalism would circle around him and his lie.

The same phenomenon will be seen in every high profile controversy. The Duke Lacrosse “rape” fraud, for example. “Swift Boating” as a term for lying - without anything more than the virtually unsupported word of John Kerry to controvert the truth articulated by the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. The “outting” of Valerie Plame, and the railroading of Scooter Libby. "The Republicans shut down the government” when Obama refused to sign the budget the Republcans had passed and aggressively set out to inconvenience the public while shutting down nothing he actually wanted to do - contrasted with “Reagan shut down the government” when Reagan refused to sign the budget the Democrats had passed. “It’s only about sex,” and never mind the ultimate disbarring of Bill Clinton for lying to a judge under oath. And it "doesn’t matter” that Obama is patently guilty of everything Nixon was ever accused of doing.

So indeed it ultimately won’t matter even if Zimmerman wins his suit against NBC - he’ll get the paltry $2 million that he’s suing for, and life will go on as usual for NBC et al, but $2 million won’t begin to make Zimmerman and his friends whole for what they have gone through, and will go through in the future. There is only one possible way to actually affect the people who have abused Zimmerman, his friends, and so many others as suggested in the preceding paragraph. Sue the whole kit and caboodle of journalism, sue them for triple damages under RICO, and count on an enormous payday from Roberts, Alito, Scalia, Thomas, and Kennedy having had it up to here with the “objective journalism” fraud.

I have nothing against the First Amendment freedom of the press, I just want it to be tried. I want the abolition of Campaign Finance regulation which should not affect newspapers because of the Constitution - but equally, should not affect anyone else who doesn’t own a printing press yet. And don’t get me started about FCC regulation . . .


19 posted on 03/05/2014 7:37:31 AM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion ("Liberalism” is a conspiracy against the public by wire-service journalism.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I would have directly went into sue mode against NBC. Then Spike Lee, etc. NBC alone could have paid the legal bills, and set him up for retirement. Then, I would have worked my way down the target list, depending on a thorough assessment of how much hurt I could cause.


20 posted on 03/05/2014 8:09:48 AM PST by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The judge does not have to allow this. He can still force the prosecutor to pay. In addition the bar in florida does not have to listen to either judge or the parties and can prosecute the prosecutor as a licensing issue. (see nifong)

(btw don’t laught too hard about the bar caring about justice)


21 posted on 03/05/2014 11:06:06 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why does he have to give up on his cases against prosecutorial misconduct if he wants to sue NBC?


22 posted on 03/05/2014 11:08:46 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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