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Sources: George Zimmerman Could Be Arrested Soon; Grand Jury Won't Get Trayvon Martin Case
WFTV.ccom ^ | April 9, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 04/09/2012 1:46:42 PM PDT by lbryce

Two sources told WFTV on Monday that gunman George Zimmerman could be arrested this week, and that a Grand Jury will not meet on Tuesday.

Zimmerman has been in hiding because of threats, after he shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. He claims he shot Martin in self-defense.

Jacksonville State Attorney Angela Corey has the sole authority to determine whether Zimmerman will be charged for killing Martin.

Governor Rick Scott put Corey in charge of the case late last month amid concerns that State Attorney Norm Wolflinger wouldn't do a thorough and fair investigation.

"You've got to make sure justice prevails. I'm comfortable that the State Attorney Angela Corey will make that happen," Scott said.

In Florida, first-degree murder cases must be heard by a Grand Jury, which means Corey can only charge Zimmerman with third-degree murder, second-degree or manslaughter.

However, because Zimmerman fired his gun and Martin died, which means Zimmerman could still face life in prison without parole, WFTV found out.

Natalie Jackson is one of the attorneys representing Martin's family and told WFTV she wasn't surprised by Corey's decision.

"We believe justice dictates that he will be charged," said Jackson. "If justice and the procedures were followed, then yes, all of this could've been avoided."

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: angelacorey; dueprocess; georgezimmerman; normwolflinger; racebaiters; racialarsonists; rickscott; travon; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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To: lbryce
He won't be arrested.

Self-defense is legal in Florida.

51 posted on 04/09/2012 2:27:21 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Over half of U.S. murders are of black people, and 90% of them are committed by other black people.)
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To: Nip

If the sources are unnammed how do you know they don’t have first hand knowledge of the situation. ALL sources are unnammed in the media that doesn’t mean the don’t exist.
The fact it was “Breaking news” this special prosecutor wasn’t going to use the grand jury just a couple of hours ago, tells me the arrest is coming.
Wait and see.


52 posted on 04/09/2012 2:28:50 PM PDT by snarkytart (http://www.freerepubli224%2C1)
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

That’s exactly what it sounds like to me, based upon the so-called Gov’s (probably scared crapless) “reported concerns”. What a lousy way to conduct elected office. He ought to be recalled, not Gov Walker. JMO.


53 posted on 04/09/2012 2:29:58 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: lbryce
...because Zimmerman fired his gun and Martin died, which means Zimmerman could still face life in prison without parole, WFTV found out.

Yep, the Al Sharpton lynch mob is out to destroy the Hispanic Democrat George Zimmerman.

Al Sharpton, you know him, right--he is the PMSNBC host and advisor to Barack Hussein Obama (mmm mmm mmm).

54 posted on 04/09/2012 2:29:58 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: lbryce

Angela Corey is a republican, and all I can say is if she RINOS this up to appease the racial jihading lynchmobbers I am going to do whatever I can to help oust her from office.


55 posted on 04/09/2012 2:30:55 PM PDT by Cubs Fan (if it weren't for double standards the left wouldn't have any standards at all)
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To: lbryce

Obama needs to be dumped now.


56 posted on 04/09/2012 2:31:12 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: randog

BEcause norm likes a guaranteed win at trial.


57 posted on 04/09/2012 2:31:12 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The Democrat Ku Klux Klan is alive and well as the New Black Panthers, CBC and the NAACP)
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To: randog

BEcause norm likes a guaranteed win at trial.


58 posted on 04/09/2012 2:31:38 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The Democrat Ku Klux Klan is alive and well as the New Black Panthers, CBC and the NAACP)
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To: randog

BEcause norm likes a guaranteed win at trial.


59 posted on 04/09/2012 2:31:58 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The Democrat Ku Klux Klan is alive and well as the New Black Panthers, CBC and the NAACP)
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To: rbmillerjr

Convicting him is up to a jury of his peers. She can try hard to convict, but it’s not up to her, any more than his defense attorney can guarantee an acquital. It sounds to me like she’s going through the motions to satisfy the race hustlers, but does not expect a conviction. Otherwise, she would have used a grand jury and indicted him along with the proverbial ham sandwich who’s next on the docket. She skipped the grand jury because she didn’t think they’d charge him with murder. If he’s charged, it either goes to trial or plea bargain. If it goes to trial, the witnesses get called up to publicly testify and be cross-examined, something that would not happen in a grand jury. My gut feeling is that she wants the witnesses to testify publicly.


60 posted on 04/09/2012 2:34:44 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: lbryce
This State Attorney is just trying to pacify the blacks and MSM because all they've been doing is yelling to charge him.

All Zimmerman has to do is make sure he gets some Whites and Hispanics on the jury then he get a hung jury if it makes it to trial. Also he can exclude anyone that watched CNN, MSNBC or any other media outlet because they could be perceived as tainted. The Prosecutor's only hope is to negotiate some BS charge against Zimmerman for something like Wreckless Endangerment and then he gets a year.

61 posted on 04/09/2012 2:36:54 PM PDT by tobyhill (Fight Fire With Fire)
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To: TexasCajun
"Take it to trial and just make matters worse when racist White Jurors decide self-defense!"

The jury selection will be done very, very carefully and if there are any jurors who might think about voting not guilty, it will be made very clear that they and their families will never be able to walk the streets without security for the rest of their lives. I don't think that a free and fair trial is possible with the race baiters running the country.

62 posted on 04/09/2012 2:39:31 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Eleutheria5

Manslaughter. Conviction. Bank on it.

There is zero evidence to even charge him...but now Zimmerman gets to play PC Roulette. He’s going to lose.


63 posted on 04/09/2012 2:43:16 PM PDT by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: Truth29

Unfortunately I agree. Zimmerman will be convicted out of fear.


64 posted on 04/09/2012 2:43:42 PM PDT by snarkytart (http://www.freerepubli224%2C1)
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To: Hulka

You can indict a ham sandwich. If a grand jury won’t indict him, what’s the chance of getting a conviction?


65 posted on 04/09/2012 2:46:46 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Queeg Olbermann: Ahh, but the strawberries that's... that's where I had them.)
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To: Eleutheria5
The state doesn't have any witnesses that claim Zimmerman was in any way in the wrong. What's the state gonna do, put on a set of witnesses that saw Zimmerman getting beat up?

All of the witnesses that suggest Martin was screaming, etc. didn't and couldn't see anything. Hardly the sort of basis one would want to have as a "star witness" for the prosecution!

The foresnic evidence favors Zimmerman's account, too.

66 posted on 04/09/2012 2:51:23 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Z is not going to get an All Star Defense team.

White males will be excluded from the jury...

Just watch and see him go to prison.

There will be no blind justice for Zimmerman.


67 posted on 04/09/2012 2:51:41 PM PDT by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: lbryce
"You've got to make sure justice prevails.

And we will appoint as many prosecutors as necessary until we get one that will quell the storm.

68 posted on 04/09/2012 2:56:27 PM PDT by itsahoot (Tag lines are a waste of bandwidth, as are most of my comments.)
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To: Cboldt

“What’s the state gonna do, put on a set of witnesses that saw Zimmerman getting beat up?”

Excellent point! It’s far easier to - almost as if by magic - suddenly find witnesses who will swear that Mr. Zimmerman was chasing down minorities with his motorcycle gang while alternately wearing replica Nazi helmets or KKK hoods.

This should be mere child’s play for so great a civil rights guru as the Rev. Al “Skillets” Sharpton; he apparently has a great deal of experience in such matters, and no matter what eventually unfolds or is exposed, will suffer precious little damage to either his reputation or livelihood.

So why not go for it, right?


69 posted on 04/09/2012 3:01:01 PM PDT by MarineDad (Wherever mosques and JDAM's meet, civilization benefits)
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To: lbryce
Oh good grief! Just try Zimmerman for murder one and then get an all black jury...no need for formalities like grand juries, due process or civil rights...just get it over with and be sure to hang him in public so they won't riot over conspiracy theories!
70 posted on 04/09/2012 3:05:23 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("ONE TERM MITT__SARAH 2016")
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To: lbryce
Zimmerman should head to Maricopa County!

He could ask Joe Arpaio for sanctuary :-)

Joe and his posse could keep him safe, maybe he could offer to trade him for Obama's birth cert and other papers ;-)


71 posted on 04/09/2012 3:06:13 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: lbryce
Two sources told WFTV on Monday that gunman George Zimmerman could be arrested this week

I'm hearing back-channel chatter that if Zimmerman is charged, it is THE GO SIGNAL. The 2nd Civil War will go hot.

Surely The New Black Panthers know this.

72 posted on 04/09/2012 3:07:23 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: dila813
Has Mittens Romney convicted Zimmerman yet? Santorum has.
73 posted on 04/09/2012 3:07:42 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: rbmillerjr
Manslaughter. Conviction. Bank on it. There is zero evidence to even charge him...but now Zimmerman gets to play PC Roulette. He’s going to lose.

That will likely touch off a civil war.

74 posted on 04/09/2012 3:10:54 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I’ve never had, do not now and never will have any guilt monkey on my back, for a treasonous, racist, commie POS like that, regardless of his/her stripe.


75 posted on 04/09/2012 3:10:59 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: MPJackal

I don’t think so. I think she just dislikes guys who murder two year olds.

I’ve seen a couple of other articles since posting, and it looks like she has a reputation as a tough Republican.

So, maybe there’s some hope that justice will be done, and not just kneejerk political correctness.


76 posted on 04/09/2012 3:14:03 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: cumbo78

The only open question here is did Zimmerman disregard a lawful order from the 911 operator or disturb the peace by continuing to follow Trayvon after he was instructed not to.


77 posted on 04/09/2012 3:15:23 PM PDT by rwilson99 (Please tell me how the words "shall not perish and have everlasting life" would NOT apply to Mary.)
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To: lbryce

I am Zimmerman!

Long live Zimmerman!


78 posted on 04/09/2012 3:17:10 PM PDT by TheDon (The Democrat Party, the party of the KKK (tm))
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To: rwilson99

“okay, you don’t need to do that”????

THAT’s a LAWFUL ORDER?????

LOL ...... Let’s not go nuts here.


79 posted on 04/09/2012 3:24:07 PM PDT by OkiMusashi (Beware the fury of a patient man. --- John Dryden)
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To: MasterGunner01

Why do I care about Roudy Roudy Rudy, not voting for him.


80 posted on 04/09/2012 3:24:30 PM PDT by dila813
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To: Cicero
I got it. I was just being a provocateur.
81 posted on 04/09/2012 3:24:43 PM PDT by MPJackal ("From my cold dead hands.")
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To: TheDon; All

Note @1 An Odd twist in History of Lynching.
Note #2 The Republican and Democrats and what they stood for
LINK: http://www.legendsofamerica.com/ah-lynching4.html

Back in the turbulent South, Wyatt Outlaw, a town commissioner in Graham, North Carolina, was lynched by the Ku Klux Klan on February 26, 1870. Outlaw, who was the president of the Alamance County Union League of America (an anti Ku Klux Klan group), helped to establish the Republican party in North Carolina and advocated establishing a school for African Americans. The Klan hanged him from an oak tree near the Alamance County Courthouse. Dozens of Klansmen were arrested for the murders of Outlaw and other African Americans in Alamance and Caswell Counties. Many of the arrested men confessed, but, despite protests by Governor William W. Holden, a federal judge in Salisbury ordered them released.

Some people need to check their history books.


82 posted on 04/09/2012 3:25:49 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Recall/ Impeachment Day, November 6, 2012. FUBO)
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To: Cicero
does sound as if they've made up their minds to do the politically popular thing.

No surprise. Politicians are only interested in one thing. Their jobs. Look at Santorum. He pronounced Zimmerman guilty without full information. He's no different than Obama in that regard.

83 posted on 04/09/2012 3:28:17 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: kabar

That quote is badly in need of an editor.


84 posted on 04/09/2012 3:31:07 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Newt says, "A nominee that depresses turnout won't beat Barack Obama.")
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

First words out of the defense attorneys mouth is Your Honor my client cannot get a fair trial in this jurisdiction due to political interference from the President of the United States to the State AG to the calls for lynching from the New Black Panther party.

This includes attempts by NBC ABC & CNN to alter & falsify evidence in the form of audio tapes of my client for the purpose of inspiring racial hatred against my client.


85 posted on 04/09/2012 3:33:49 PM PDT by Nebr FAL owner (.308 reach out & thump someone .50 cal.Browning Machine gun reach out & crush someone)
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To: American Infidel
Arrested? On what charges?

...doesn't matter to a lynch mob....all they want is blood....and I am not sure at this point, just an arrest will be enough, there are too many of this mob who only want whitey blood.

86 posted on 04/09/2012 3:35:35 PM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Elections have consequences....)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

First words out of the defense attorneys mouth is Your Honor my client cannot get a fair trial in this jurisdiction due to political interference from the President of the United States to the State AG to the calls for lynching from the New Black Panther party.

This includes attempts by NBC ABC & CNN to alter & falsify evidence in the form of audio tapes of my client for the purpose of inspiring racial hatred against my client.


87 posted on 04/09/2012 3:44:22 PM PDT by Nebr FAL owner (.308 reach out & thump someone .50 cal.Browning Machine gun reach out & crush someone)
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To: lbryce

I thought the Special Prosecutor authorization expered 3 years ago.


88 posted on 04/09/2012 3:54:08 PM PDT by cookcounty (Tigers Smash Yankees ---again!)
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To: Cboldt

Precisely. So the state’s case cannot survive a trial. The defense does not have to call any witnesses, just leave the prosecution to its burden of proof. But the witnesses that they can and should call, the forensics guys and the eye witnesses who saw him getting beat up, will get him acquitted. The facts are aired publicly, the wind is removed from the hustlers’ sails, and an innocent man is vindicated. Done and done.

If I were prosecutor, I would be doing exactly what Ms. Corey is doing. The end result will be justice.


89 posted on 04/09/2012 4:00:15 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: American Infidel

The Obama Campaign is desperate to put Florida into play. When they saw the name “Zimmerman” it was a slam dunk. This is a set up to activate the soft areas of Obama’s campaign: women and blacks. If women abandon him for economic reasons they’ll vote for him out of sympathy just like 2008. Obama needs blacks to come out and vote. If they stay home it puts a lot of states into play and Obama loses.

This is a win-win. Hispanics don’t vote. Florida is a battleground state. Obama & Co. created this mess, are fueling it and benefiting from it.


90 posted on 04/09/2012 4:03:31 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

I think the media and other inciters are trying to stave off the riot they thought they wanted (until they lit the fuse and realized the fire is out of control).

They have a bunch of black racist “protestors” in Sanford and they have closed down the police station. Maybe they are trying to hold them off with the news of no grand jury or save face because they are a bunch of big talkers with nothing to back it up except that smash mouth clown car known as the Nation of Islam.


91 posted on 04/09/2012 4:17:42 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

Norm is a sacrifical lamb for the show trial. It’s all good, comrade. Not.


92 posted on 04/09/2012 4:19:14 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: lbryce

Never hapen.


93 posted on 04/09/2012 4:24:43 PM PDT by sport
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

Blacks have been threatening the US with a race war since the sixties. The Republicans are liberals and agree with the agenda of the liberals in this and everything else. They would not mind having the excuse to curtail the second amendment. “Oh we had to do it, or the blacks would riot.”


94 posted on 04/09/2012 4:25:24 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Hodar

You got that right.


95 posted on 04/09/2012 4:25:59 PM PDT by sport
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To: TheDon

I am Zimmerman!


Where are you hiding so we can come keeeeel you! ;)


96 posted on 04/09/2012 4:31:47 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: cumbo78

Once Mr. Zimmerman was allowed to be painted “White” by the media, his rights went out the window. He became a pawn to be sacrificed on the altar of political correctness.


97 posted on 04/09/2012 4:33:22 PM PDT by sport
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To: dila813

I know, but this seems to be the standard operating procedure for pandering politicians, Grin.


98 posted on 04/09/2012 4:34:17 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: Hulka
Dropped the Grand Jury because she knew the Grand Jury would not indict.

Right. My thought was that she didn't trust them to indict, which means that she will.
99 posted on 04/09/2012 4:34:25 PM PDT by andyk (Go Juan Pablo!)
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To: Eleutheria5
If you allow a criminal trial, then you open the door for Crump to sue in civil court.

My point was that the prosecution doesn't have a case - all its witnesses are for the defendant, none are for the prosecution.

The state doesn't cause innocent people to submit to the ordeal of trial to prove or show their innocence. If Corey finds that all of the evidence augurs for Zimmerman, then that's what she should say and show to the public, without a trial as backdrop. If the evidence cuts for Zimmerman, that is why he not put on trial. The suspicion of guilt is not supportable with evidence.

100 posted on 04/09/2012 4:34:51 PM PDT by Cboldt
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