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Trayvon Martin: Sanford Police Threaten To Arrest Reporters For Asking Questions
http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2012-03-28/news/os-trayvon-martin-police-threaten-reporter-20120 ^ | March 28, 2012 | Bianca Prieto

Posted on 03/29/2012 4:09:21 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather

Sanford Police on Wednesday threatened to arrest members of the media who approach or ask questions of city employees during non-working hours.

Some city employees have been "followed or approached at their home or in settings outside of working hours," according to the statement, released late Wednesday.

The city further asked that reporters not approach, call or email city employees at home.

"Law enforcement officials will not hesitate to make an arrest for stalking," the press release stated.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: arrest; police; reporters; sanford; sourcetitlenoturl; trayvonmartin
The reporters are approaching city workers at home and away from work. The title in the liberal Orlando Sentinel is misleading.
1 posted on 03/29/2012 4:09:26 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
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To: sheikdetailfeather

http://www.sanfordfl.gov/press_releases/Release23.pdf


2 posted on 03/29/2012 4:11:50 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("We Need To Teach The Establishment a Lesson" - Newt Gingrich)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

“Misleading” is the MSM’s middle name!


3 posted on 03/29/2012 4:18:17 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Read these press releases for real information. Press release 22 explains the Uniform Crime Code listed on the police report is for internal processing only to qualify an incident for stat purposes and tracking types of incidents and that Zimmerman was not formally charged. (They are correcting media reports here.)

http://www.sanfordfl.gov/index.html


4 posted on 03/29/2012 4:19:12 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("We Need To Teach The Establishment a Lesson" - Newt Gingrich)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

The media reported that Investigator Serio filed an affidavit requesting the charges.

If so, then the charges aren’t just part of the UCC reporting on that initial form.


5 posted on 03/29/2012 4:21:46 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: ltc8k6

Source, please.


6 posted on 03/29/2012 4:29:45 AM PDT by tomkat ( FU.baraq !)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Sanford Police Threaten To Arrest Reporters For Asking Questions

Pathetic, if true... especially given that they haven’t arrested any of the New Black Panther racists for soliciting the kidnapping or death of one of their citizens, a felony in the State of Florida.


7 posted on 03/29/2012 4:31:49 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: tomkat

I think this is what he is referring to:

http://news.yahoo.com/trayvon-martin-investigator-wanted-manslaughter-charge-151838720—abc-news-topstories.html


8 posted on 03/29/2012 4:44:21 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("We Need To Teach The Establishment a Lesson" - Newt Gingrich)
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To: Common Sense 101

They have not covered Sheriff Joe, or many other issues that don’t fit their agenda........


9 posted on 03/29/2012 4:46:09 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (A free country and a lying media are incompatible.)
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To: Common Sense 101

They have not covered Sheriff Joe, or many other issues that don’t fit their agenda........


10 posted on 03/29/2012 4:46:36 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (A free country and a lying media are incompatible.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
The LSM here is worried sick.
They started this, most especially the local ABC station channel 9 here.
The day after channel 9 was "Investigating" and showing witnesses.
I said then we could save a lot of money doing away with our courts and just let channel 9 be the judge & jury.
Now that the truth is slowly coming out, they are worried and should be. There could be lawsuits galore if it comes out Zimmerman is 100% not guilty and we have riots everywhere.
11 posted on 03/29/2012 4:46:39 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Stupid is as stupid does.)
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To: Common Sense 101

They have not covered Sheriff Joe, or many other issues that don’t fit their agenda........


12 posted on 03/29/2012 4:46:48 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (A free country and a lying media are incompatible.)
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To: Voter#537

Yes. It is very disappointing what the media have stirred up against Zimmerman. I hope that elderly couple gets a lot of money for their being terrorized by Spike Lee and other rabid lunatics. Many lawsuits will be forthcoming. Morgan and Morgan will definitely be looking for victims.


13 posted on 03/29/2012 4:52:31 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("We Need To Teach The Establishment a Lesson" - Newt Gingrich)
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To: sheikdetailfeather; ltc8k6
Thanks Sheik.

Having had no response to the earlier request re 'source', it's possible that ltc is unaware of the following, Sanford Media Advisory #22, release Tue 27 Mar:


SANFORD, FL – MARCH 27, 2012 – The City of Sanford wishes to clarify a statement made at today’s press conference related to the police report on the Trayvon Martin case. A reporter stated that based on the description of the incident on the report, that the officer on scene wished to have Mr. Zimmerman arrested and charged with the “Uniform Crime Code” listed on the report. That is not accurate.

All police reports from all law enforcement agencies require a “Uniform Crime Code” to qualify an incident and for statistical purposes for tracking types of incidents. This code does not indicate a formal charge that will be lodged against an alleged offender. It is used for internal processing and to type cases.

14 posted on 03/29/2012 5:04:29 AM PDT by tomkat ( FU.baraq !)
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To: Voter#537
As I recall, it took a Tampa station to start divulging the truth and facts. The national and Orlando media couldn't, or wouldn't, report the facts.

As I've posted on many of these threads, the media, the racial instigators and the President, should take a step back and let the investigation and laws work!

15 posted on 03/29/2012 5:07:07 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Common Sense 101

New Black Panthers Activity Against Zimmerman May Be Criminal

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/03/27/New-Black-Panthers-criminal?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+BigGovernment+%28Big+Government%29


16 posted on 03/29/2012 5:12:01 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("We Need To Teach The Establishment a Lesson" - Newt Gingrich)
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To: Common Sense 101

Sanford warns they do not condone the actions of the Black Panthers and attempts to take Zimmerman into custody by civilians may result in criminal charges and unnecessary violence. (Rick Scott also issued a statement regarding this last night but I cannot find it. I heard it on the local news.)

http://www.sanfordfl.gov/press_releases/Release11.pdf


17 posted on 03/29/2012 5:18:55 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("We Need To Teach The Establishment a Lesson" - Newt Gingrich)
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To: Common Sense 101

http://newsone.com/nation/crime/ruthlogan/hashim-nzinga-arrested-after-pawning-gun/ This is the new black panther party leader getting arrested.


18 posted on 03/29/2012 5:49:38 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Bushbacker1
"As I recall, it took a Tampa station to start divulging the truth and facts."

I think you are right I think it was a Fox station. Don't you know the prosecutor that has been appointed to look into this already knows the truth and is afraid to divulge because they know riots will follow. . . . .
I mean come on how long could it take? There isn't that much to look at. . . . .

19 posted on 03/29/2012 6:09:37 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Stupid is as stupid does.)
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To: tomkat

So, am I correct in saying that this means that the officer on scene never indicated in any paperwork that he thought Z. should be arrested?


20 posted on 03/29/2012 6:34:02 AM PDT by Clara Lou (ABO! Go Newt!)
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To: Voter#537
-- I mean come on how long could it take? There isn't that much to look at. . . --

The independent investigator will have all the witnesses interviewed again, and may revisit some witnesses in light of statements by others. It's not just a matter of reviewing existing material, although that is, of course, part of the process of getting as much "truth" as is reasonably possible, before applying the law and reaching a decision.

I don't think the independent investigator is afraid - but will be careful about how to present the conclusion and findings, so as to be most credible.

21 posted on 03/29/2012 6:42:57 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Clara Lou
-- am I correct in saying that this means that the officer on scene never indicated in any paperwork that he thought Z. should be arrested? --

That's correct. There is a slot in the form that has to filled in. it describes what is being investigated, not that the infraction being investigated took place. It's a "neutral" entry as far as conclusions go.

22 posted on 03/29/2012 6:44:52 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Clara Lou
So, am I correct in saying that this means that the officer on scene never indicated in any paperwork that he thought Z. should be arrested?

Absent an official clarification to the contrary, one would reasonably conclude that to be the case.

A reporter stated that based on the description of the incident on the report, that the officer on scene wished to have Mr. Zimmerman arrested and charged with the “Uniform Crime Code” listed on the report. That is not accurate.   (emphasis mine)

Source

23 posted on 03/29/2012 6:50:22 AM PDT by tomkat ( FU.baraq !)
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To: Cboldt

This is going to upset the race baiters no end. Nancy, et al., were really using this to keep things stirred up. Let’s see what else Nance, who makes a living off of dead children, can dig up. [unintentional pun there]


24 posted on 03/29/2012 6:51:39 AM PDT by Clara Lou (ABO! Go Newt!)
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To: Voter#537

exactly

the MSM thought we’d all get fooled but some of us on the right and not all on here either I might add.

All of us thought there was more to this than the MSM was telling and so many of us stood up and did some research and then got the word out and now the MSM is looking really stupid again.

Note to all those on here which quickly wanted to look like a lefty bleeding heart, don’t get taken in by the MSM ever again


25 posted on 03/29/2012 6:59:45 AM PDT by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: Cboldt
"I don't think the independent investigator is afraid - but will be careful about how to present the conclusion and findings, so as to be most credible."

I respectfully disagree. They have had more than enough time to go over the case 10 times. Lets face it if they had enough evidence they would have already take Mr. Zimmerman in.
They don't have enough and don't know how to handle this since the LSM has tried it for them.

26 posted on 03/29/2012 7:26:59 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Stupid is as stupid does.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
For those that don't live here in central Florida here is something interesting.
A while back we had a local fireman travel to Maine in a rental car. He was married with children. When he didn't show up for work the local news went up there to help locate him. The same station that tried and convicted Mr. Zimmerman namely the local ABC station channel 9 was almost arrested for trying to interfere in the investigation. It was funny watching as the officer was screaming at them to get the hell out of there. they were at the home of the suspect.
It turned out that the firefighter was taking prescription drugs up there to sell. One of his buyers owed him money, and the firefighter went to collect and was killed.
They have the suspect in custody and of course he is claiming self defense.
For some reason the police departments around here are scared of channel 9. Not Maine they do not take kindly to the TV investigating an active crime scene.
27 posted on 03/29/2012 7:51:43 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Stupid is as stupid does.)
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To: Voter#537
I don't think the delay is too long. The investigator likely has other irons in the fire too.

I'll be in your camp on "this is purposely delayed" two weeks from now.

I agree that the conclusion will be no bill. I bet there is some struggle over how to best present that conclusion.

I think they'll handle the media okay - I hope the investigators chastise the media, and mock their so-called "professionalism."

28 posted on 03/29/2012 7:53:18 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: sheikdetailfeather


29 posted on 03/29/2012 7:56:59 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Joe, that’s the best one yet, thanks !


30 posted on 03/29/2012 8:07:04 AM PDT by tomkat ( FU.baraq !)
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To: tomkat


31 posted on 03/29/2012 8:33:49 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: Voter#537

Interesting. I am watching WFTV right now. Check this out:

http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/trayvon-martin-case-surveillance-video-shows-georg/nLfyK/

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Zimmerman told police Martin punched him in the nose and bashed his head on the sidewalk, but in the surveillance video it does not appear that there is any blood on him.

However, it is possible Zimmerman was treated at the scene before police drove him into the garage. Police have said he was bleeding when they arrived.

But in the video, it does not look like there are any cuts or blood on the 28-year-old’s head and nose, yet Zimmerman said Martin punched him in the nose and bashed his head on the ground.

The injuries were not bad enough to go to the hospital that night. However, sources tell WFTV Zimmerman did go to the hospital later and provided pictures of his injuries. WFTV has requested those images from the Sanford Police Department, but has not heard back.


32 posted on 03/29/2012 9:12:43 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("We Need To Teach The Establishment a Lesson" - Newt Gingrich)
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To: JoeProBono

Yep! That definitely is the best photo yet.


33 posted on 03/29/2012 9:14:18 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("We Need To Teach The Establishment a Lesson" - Newt Gingrich)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
They are always coming on the TV saying "Only channel 9" has blah blah blah as if the other stations can't do what they do.
We don't have any good local stations here and that is why it took Tampa to give us the facts. . . . .
34 posted on 03/29/2012 9:36:07 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Stupid is as stupid does.)
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To: Voter#537

heard about hear firemen here in north east FL but did not hear the rest, thank you.

So he was into drugs, mmmmmm.

Our local FOX channel here had mostly blacks in the morning and boy was that a hit piece against Zimmermann.

Now the JAX sheriff is going around for photo ops to neighbor hood watches with the black police in tow , pathetic yet again.

I live in St Augustine , St Johns county and it’/s over 90% white so we don’t get the troubles with race like JAX but we do get their local news channels


35 posted on 03/29/2012 10:42:22 AM PDT by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: tomkat

http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/03/27/2718130/sanford-cops-wanted-to-charge.html

Can’t be referring to the short report with the UCC on it, imo.


36 posted on 03/29/2012 11:28:26 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: ltc8k6
I'll look at it again later, but on first reading that article you linked seems to be describing the beginnings of a grade A interdepartmental CF.

Whether by design or as a natural consequence of governmental ineptitude that most always leads to a CF of one or another flavor remains to be seen.

"Here, pass the grenade .. first one to drop it gets blowed up"

37 posted on 03/29/2012 12:48:58 PM PDT by tomkat ( FU.baraq !)
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