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Authorities call press conference in shooting of Florida teen
reuters ^ | March 22 2012 | reuters

Posted on 03/22/2012 3:37:53 PM PDT by NoLibZone

(Reuters) - The city manager of Sanford, Florida, where a neighborhood watch leader shot and killed an unarmed teen, called a news conference on Thursday amid demands for an arrest in the case and a vote of no confidence for the police chief.

The press conference at Sanford City Hall was called by City Manager Norton Bonaparte Jr., who was expected to discuss developments in the highly charged case.

The killing of Trayvon Martin, 17, an African American, by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, 28, a white Hispanic, has drawn national attention and sparked debate over Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law since Zimmerman has claimed self-defense. Police thus far have declined to arrest him.

On Wednesday, Martin's parents joined hundreds of demonstrators gathered in a New York park to demand an arrest in the shooting death.

At the same time, in Florida, Sanford's city commissioners passed a motion of "no confidence" in Police Chief Bill Lee Jr., who has said the department acted properly in not arresting Zimmerman.

But it's up to Bonaparte, not the commission, to decide whether or not to fire Lee.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: erciholder; ericholder; holder; trayvon; trayvonmartin; whitehispanic; zimmerman
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George Zimmerman is definitely guilty of starting the confrontation and could be guilty of some serious crime. All of your crying that this is a race problem or it isn’t a race problem are just fantasizing. This is a crime, and race is irrelevant. I don’t care if the major media and the usual suspects are cryiong about racism either. This guy is just simply a criminal, and the police didn’t want to get their hands dirty over this one.

We have as much information as many jury will have, and we can make a decision in this case in the court of public opinion.

Ask yourself, if you were George Zimmerman, would you be hanging around at home? I’d be getting out of Dodge. And he has no one to blame but himself because he started the confrontation.


101 posted on 03/22/2012 6:16:30 PM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: NoLibZone

Zimmerman is guilty. Race is irrelevant here no matter how much you want it to be.


102 posted on 03/22/2012 6:17:59 PM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: ExGeeEye

LMAO! The power of suggestion trumps.


103 posted on 03/22/2012 6:33:44 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: rarestia
I think the MSM is deliberately trying to blow this up into a bigger issue.

Oh yes. The Florida media, made up of extremely liberal Obama-loving sycophants, is dutifully reporting EVERY SINGLE THING they can discover that will try and create unrest in Obama's urban base.

This same media has yet to report on Fast & Furious, Solyndra, Obama's massive unpopularity, and has barely touched the soaring gas and food prices. Unemployment in the black community is also ignored by the Florida media.

But one mention of a POSSIBLE problem in the death of a black teenager on suspension from school? Damn, that is big news. Let's get folks agitated, and ignore any mitigating circumstances.

104 posted on 03/22/2012 6:34:37 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: IMR 4350

Two or three days ago, Emmanuel Cleaver, some Congressional Black Caucus guy, already declared this a “hate crime”.

Amazing to me how someone from Missouri can figure that out. I wonder if he can tell me tomorrow’s lottery numbers, too.


105 posted on 03/22/2012 6:38:21 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: NoLibZone

A white hispanic named zimmerman. Ok, alienate your black base or alienate the jewish, hispanic vote.


106 posted on 03/22/2012 6:38:42 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Solyent Pink is Sheeple!!!!)
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To: NoLibZone

A white hispanic named zimmerman. Ok, alienate your black base or alienate the jewish, hispanic vote.


107 posted on 03/22/2012 6:38:50 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Solyent Pink is Sheeple!!!!)
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To: BilLies

They’re claiming the kid was suspended for being tardy. Wouldn’t suspending him for that be...um...counterproductive?


108 posted on 03/22/2012 6:46:27 PM PDT by Krankor (eenie meenie, chili beanie, the spirits are about to speak.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Let's watch and see if the CBC calls for investigations of all cases of citizens all over the country for using deadly force to protect themselves or their property.

I guaranty the facts will show whites are more often than not on the giving end minorities are more often than not on the receiving end.

They will then claim the police are covering up the killing of minorities by whites and start to compare it to the KKK lynching blacks.

109 posted on 03/22/2012 6:50:50 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: AlmaKing
"Race is irrelevant here no matter how much you want it to be."

Race is everything in this case.

It's why Obama has finally found a State issue he doesn't want to get involved in.

110 posted on 03/22/2012 7:03:35 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Obama has finally found a state issue he doesn't want the fed to take over. Arresting Zimmerman.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

LOL!

Look for an anonymous “Grand Jury” to seek the arrest.

Obama isn’t point to ever arrest Zimmerman.


111 posted on 03/22/2012 7:06:16 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Obama has finally found a state issue he doesn't want the fed to take over. Arresting Zimmerman.)
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To: NoLibZone

Except that she is 30+!


112 posted on 03/22/2012 8:25:53 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: MileHi

Except that she is 30+!


113 posted on 03/22/2012 8:26:20 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: NoLibZone

“What’s Obama and Holder covering up here?”

Could the gun used be a fast and furious weapon?


114 posted on 03/22/2012 8:31:22 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: Taxman

Exactly. Nothing “cute” about her.


115 posted on 03/22/2012 8:38:44 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Toespi

Yes thats one.


116 posted on 03/22/2012 8:43:16 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Obama has finally found a state issue he doesn't want the fed to take over. Arresting Zimmerman.)
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To: petitfour

“Obama is a ‘white negro.’”

Well, technically, does this make him a White Black or a Black White?


117 posted on 03/22/2012 8:45:31 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: snowstorm12

One of the most famous classic stars who was hispanic was Margaret O’Brien. Who knew?


118 posted on 03/22/2012 9:17:17 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: AlmaKing
George Zimmerman is definitely guilty of starting the confrontation ...

Actually, we don't know who started the confrontation. We know that Zimmerman was following Martin, but what happened between that and the time the witness saw Martin on top of Zimmerman is unclear. Perhaps Zimmerman asked Martin what he was doing there, or perhaps Martin commited an unprovoked attack on Zimmerman. There's too much empty time in there for me to say what happened without more evidence.

119 posted on 03/22/2012 9:26:56 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: formosa

What exactly is a white Hispanic. You are either one or the other but not both. Maybe they should call him Hispanic American?<<<<<

Really? I’m a white hispanic. Spanish is a language duh. Unless you are part indian or black and speak spanish you are a white hispanic. Hispanics try to get minority status because of the language they speak and it’s bogus.


120 posted on 03/22/2012 9:56:00 PM PDT by Force of Truth (Intelligence and virtue are preferable in a candidate, but I'd much rather he or she be stingy.)
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To: Frank_2001

I need a Big Media Sucks! bumper sticker.


121 posted on 03/23/2012 4:20:21 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: RobinOfKingston

Since Hussein’s race is listed as African on his “birth certificate”, we should call him a WHITE AFRICAN.

We even need a drink for that.


122 posted on 03/23/2012 4:25:57 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: NoLibZone

Looks like the Hussein Heads are checking in with the “Zimmerman is guilty” posts.


123 posted on 03/23/2012 4:28:29 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: IMR 4350
Did you notice Alce Hastings is now claiming the stand your ground laws are a “license to kill”?

Let's see if they ratchet it up and start calling the stand your ground a ‘hunting license” to hunt blacks.

124 posted on 03/23/2012 6:57:58 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Well...I’m thinking convention time in Florida would be ideal rioting circumstances. And if the 99% and those out for white blood are in the proximity of the convention hall, then Chicago ‘68 is gonna look like Disneyland by comparison.


125 posted on 03/23/2012 10:06:51 AM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: MileHi

Agreed. Typical Feminazi in appearance, speech and mannerisms!


126 posted on 03/23/2012 11:32:03 AM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: EEGator

My research told me European Argentine was 86% (mostly from Spanish and Italian ancestries) are white.

But who cares about fraction % numbers. I don’t. But certainly the white population is large one way or the other. (I don’t know how they come up with these numbers anyway.)

Panama’s white population is 10%. I am in the 10%. Never the less, we all get along just fine no matter color of skin because Panama has one culture.

So much for this multicultural crap in the U.S. and Europe. What an awful mistake!!!!


127 posted on 03/23/2012 5:02:10 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

I was just trying to prove that you can be White and Hispanic. I don’t care, just trying to show the truth to confused posters.
One culture is the way to go. Libs screw up everything.


128 posted on 03/23/2012 5:51:36 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

“I was just trying to prove that you can be White and Hispanic. I don’t care, just trying to show the truth to confused posters.”

You are correct. Posters think Latins/Hispanics are all the same shade of I don’t know what, but white is not one of them.

Many months ago there was a Tea Party gathering, and Bill O’Reilly made a brilliant observation (sarc) that he did not see any blacks or “Latinos” in the group. I sent him an e-mail asking him “what does a ‘Latino’ look like?” I am still waiting for an answer.

Thank you for you comment.


129 posted on 03/24/2012 7:15:48 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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