Skip to comments.Zimmerman was on the ground being punched when he shot Trayvon Martin(FL)
Posted on 03/22/2012 4:55:30 AM PDT by marktwain
Last weekend in the city of Chicago alone, gangbangers slaughtered ten people and wounded another forty. The youngest fatality is only six years old. The youngest person wounded is only one-year-old. Many of the victim were pedestrians sprayed with bullets in drive by shootings. The national news has said nothing about this.
So why does one shooting in Florida warrant weeks of national news? Why has there been thousands of articles a day, for the last four days, about one single shooting?
Almost all of the news items about George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin contains a combination of false statements, opinions presented as facts, transparent distortions, and a complete absence of some of the most relevant details. Almost all news items are written soley from the point of view of the grieving family. The media also fills their articles with outdated baby-faced pictures of Trayvon. Very few include that he was a towering 6'2 football player. Is the media really reporting the news, or is this classic agitation/propaganda to advance a political agenda.
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Remember how Kristallnacht started, some lowly Nazi emissary gets gunned down in Paris, and then the Nazi Media whipped the German people into a frenzy.
“The class that I was in warned that this perceived power could lead to real trouble.
The whole idea of CCW is to protect yourself when accosted. It does not give you license to pursue and engage suspicious persons walking down a public street.
You have that right without a gun so why would you believe you don’t have that right with a gun? You were taught wrong.
Well, even if he was on the ground getting his ass kicked, that does not resolve the use of deadly force issue - at least I don’t think it does.
If he was the original aggressor (which is at least possible), and if getting his ass kicked was the predictable outcome of his assault, he is not going to get off with self-defense.
“, and had a gun and made threats with it,”
And you KNOW he did that how?? Just mouthing off are ya?
Or a laurel, and hardy handshake.
The media also characterizes Trayvon as a “model student.” In fact, he under a five day suspension when the shooting took place. That is why he was staying at a house so far from his school on a school night. A laywer for Trayvon’s family has blocked access to his school records. However, you have to do something pretty bad to get suspended for five days.
Were also learning more about Trayvon Martin. According to reporters he had been suspended from school. The International Business Times says Martins suspension was due to last for 10 days. But what exactly was he suspended for in the first place? Sources sympathetic to Martin say he was suspended for excessive tardiness. However, a quick review of both the local policies for Martins school, the Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School, and of the Miami-Dade school districts district-wide policies, raise some doubts. According to Miami-Dade policy, in order to get a suspension of 10 days, Martin would have had to either commit repeated, serious or habitual acts of the following:
Confrontation with a staff member
Defiance of school personnel
Distribution of items or materials that are inappropriate
for an educational setting*
Failure to comply with previously prescribed corrective
Harassment (non-sexual or isolated)
Leaving school grounds without permission
Joining clubs or groups not approved by the School Board
Petty theft (under $300.00)
Use of profane or provocative language directed at someone
Prohibited sales on school grounds (other than
Possession and/or use of tobacco products
Or even occasional offenses from the following:
Assault/Threat against a non-staff member
Breaking and Entering/Burglary
Bullying (repeated harassment)*
Disruption on campus/Disorderly conduct
Harassment (Civil Rights)**
Possession or use of alcohol and/or controlled
Possession of simulated weapons
Or of the following:
Grand theft (over $300.00)
Motor vehicle theft
Other major crimes/incidents
Sale and/or distribution of alcohol and/or controlled substances
Sex offenses (other) (including possession and/or
distribution of obscene or lewd materials)
Or possibly even of the following, each of which carries a minimum suspension of ten days:
Aggravated battery against a non-staff member
Assault/Threat against M-DCPS employees or persons
conducting official business
Battery or Aggravated battery against M-DCPS employees
or persons conducting official business*
Making a false report/threat against the school*
Possession, use, sale, or distribution of firearms, explosives,
destructive devices, and other weapons.
But whatever the reason, its a case that youll probably be hearing more about in the future.
Thanks Freddd, I was thinking the same thing.
do the 911 tapes prove up who started the fight?
I don’t see truancy on that list...wasn’t that the original claim? That he had been suspended for truancy?
“if getting his ass kicked was the predictable outcome of his assault, he is not going to get off with self-defense.”
As you implied, just because you attack a person doesn’t then give them the right to use lethal force...that also goes for the kid. If Zimmer thought the kid was using excessive force that was life threatening he then did have cause to use lethal force.
Oh, well never mind then !
One major problem with your statement. If your wife started fighting back she would actually be starting a fight. She would be the aggressor.
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