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George Zimmerman attorneys quit as counsel
news.yahoo.com ^ | 4/10/12

Posted on 04/10/2012 2:07:08 PM PDT by Justaham

This story will be updated as new events unfold

•Zimmerman's attorneys announced they have stepped down and are no longer representing him
•Attorneys say Zimmerman has not stayed in contact with them, scheduled media appearance with Sean Hannity on his own
•"It's no so much that we are resigning. It's that we cannot continue to represent him until he comes forward," said attorney Craig Sonner
•"He's got to reach out to us," Uhrig said

Despite stepping away from Zimmerman as a client, both attorneys say they continue to believe he acted in self-defense. "We frankly believe the correct decision will be to not charge him," Uhrig said.

The attorneys say they know of Zimmerman's location and have his personal phone number but have been unable to reach him directly for 48 hours.

"George can't go out and buy a Diet Coke. There's a bounty on his head," Uhrig said.

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KEYWORDS: blackpantherparty; blackpanthers; bountyonhishead; georgezimmerman; trayvon; trayvonmartin; uhrig; zimmerman; zimmermanattorneys
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To: hoosiermama

He could have made a wiser choice than Hannity, Hoosiermama. And it sounds to me as though he is in a panic and making some really bad choices. I do not think the attys did anything to cause this though I could certainly be wrong. I do not know anymore about this than anyone else. It just sounds as though he is really unstable right now. You bring up some good points.


101 posted on 04/10/2012 4:11:59 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: Semper911

I feel the same way......cannot leave him on the radio for more than 5 minutes. Today he possed me off by saying the trayvon case was a tragedy.....said this several times. He will do or say anything for ratings.


102 posted on 04/10/2012 4:14:08 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: Darren McCarty

Your post is very wise.


103 posted on 04/10/2012 4:14:47 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: DallasSun

Of course dropping a client is not criminal and it happens all the time. You obviously missed my point. The point was that dropping a client for not being in touch for 48 hours in these circumstances is a BS excuse and may be malpractice.

Every attorney has a a duty to zealously represent their client once they take them on. Attorneys MAY withdraw but it has to be for good cause AND not harm the client.

My point is that if you have a valid attorney client relationship with a client who is under death threats and has a bounty on their head, them not responding should be cause for alarm NOT dismissal.

The whole thing does not pass the smell test. I agree with other posters that the attorneys are seeking attention and harming their client in the process. I could be wrong and Zimmerman could know he is a free man and agrees/greenlighted their behavior.

If NOT I would, at a minimum, get their a$$es sanctioned.


104 posted on 04/10/2012 4:14:58 PM PDT by 1malumprohibitum
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To: 1malumprohibitum

Watched the conference. Thought the same thing. Something stinks. My first inclination is political pressure. Lawyers love democrats.


105 posted on 04/10/2012 4:17:52 PM PDT by commonguymd (Freedom is a myth anymore it seems)
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To: Justaham

I’ve thought all along that Zimmerman seemed reasonably intelligent.

With him putting up a lame website, choosing Hannity, of all people, to “go public,” and, in effect, dumping his lawyers, well, not so much I guess.

Maybe the stress has muddled his mind.


106 posted on 04/10/2012 4:18:37 PM PDT by upchuck (Need is not an acceptable lifestyle choice; dependent is not a career. ~ Dr. Tim Nerenz)
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To: 1malumprohibitum

His refusing to talk to them probably had less to do with their decision than the fact he contacted Hannity and the prosecutor’s office. Both are unstable and dangerous decisions.


107 posted on 04/10/2012 4:19:37 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: DallasSun

For the lawyers to come forward with a news conference after talking to him on Sunday. This is Tuesday afternoon. Thirty hours or so. Doesn’t make sense for THeM to be in such a panic. Surely they know how to get hold of his family. His family would know if he is alright etc.

They have put him in a “worse” position by stating they don’t know where he is....Am sure the TanKlan will now double their efforts.


108 posted on 04/10/2012 4:21:35 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: DallasSun
Why not contact a credible journalist?
You show me a journalist who blew the whistle on Michael Nifong within a week after Chrystal Mangum decided she needed to frame the Duke Lacrosse Team, and I will show you a credible journalist. It was that obvious, that early.
You will not only not identify the journalist who did that within a week, you will not be able to find the journalist who ever blew the whistle on the rest of journalism for continuing to parrot Michael Nifong months after it was painfully obvious that Mangum’s charges were a hoax.
So, essentially the term “credible journalist” is an oxymoron. As long as you are talking about journalists whom wire service journalism would respect as “objective.” Face it, anyone who claims to be objective - or who belongs to an organization which claims its members are objective - is off-the-charts subjective.
If you want to try - just try, mind, not assure success - to be objective, the first thing you must do is examine your own motives and be brutally honest and open about them. In the case of a journalist, motives would be to attract attention and to self-promote - and that will always bias a journalist toward seeing only the worst in people upon whom the public depends. Since proclaiming your own objectivity is the opposite of openly declaring your bias, no “objective journalist” is credible. None.

109 posted on 04/10/2012 4:23:27 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which “liberalism" coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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To: 1malumprohibitum

Setting up the damage for the lawsuits? Zimmerman is stressed etc. etc. etc.


110 posted on 04/10/2012 4:25:26 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: hoosiermama

I said earlier I do not think not being able to contact him had less to do with them withdrawing than the hannity contact and the website...and esp calling the prosecutor. I agree with you about the family though he and his brother are estranged and have not talked in years. The news conference makes no sense to me at all. And if I were Zimmerman, I would have fired them when they came up with the “shaken baby syndrome” defense. That sounds crazy.


111 posted on 04/10/2012 4:27:08 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: 1malumprohibitum
Is this really so hard to read between the lines?

Sunday Z tells his attorneys he is going to launch a personal website.
They tell him "we don't need you to do that"
"Gunna do it anyway"
"At least let us vet the content before it goes up"
"OK"

That is the last they hear from him

Monday the site goes up, with a photo of a black cultural centre vandalized. For a guy trying yo play the "not a racist" card, this is not a good look.

His lawyers realize there is a big problem. Z still won't answer phone calls.

"George get in touch or you are on your own"

112 posted on 04/10/2012 4:27:58 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel - Horace Walpole)
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To: DallasSun

His brother, Robert was on MSM and relayed material that George had told him and was very supportive of him.....Doesn’t sound estranged to me.


113 posted on 04/10/2012 4:29:48 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion

Well, you certainly make some valid points...maybe I should have said..”more” credible. You made me laugh with the .credible journalist being an oxymoron. Sadly...oft times true.


114 posted on 04/10/2012 4:30:01 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: rockinqsranch
I was just joking.

That's alright, I know that....

I'm having delay problems in posting comments. I don't know if it's just me or if others are having the same issue........

115 posted on 04/10/2012 4:30:07 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco
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To: Hot Tabasco

It is just you. ........It is Not! was being silly..sorry..could not resist.


116 posted on 04/10/2012 4:31:22 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

It may just be a time issue. Have double posted several time lately. Hit post....and wait ....and wait ...and finally it posts........ twice.


117 posted on 04/10/2012 4:33:51 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: hoosiermama

hoosiermama. I watched that interview. If you see it again, listen carefully. The only reason I caught it was I saw clips of it after Zimmerman’s attys said it had been years since they have spoken. When the brother is asked several times what Zimmerman told him about this or that, he would pause and then refer to what his brother had told his attys...not him. Not one time did he say his brother told him anything. I think the brother was looking for his fifteen minutes.


118 posted on 04/10/2012 4:34:13 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: DallasSun

Interesting.....or trying to make amends with his brother.


119 posted on 04/10/2012 4:36:24 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: Beaten Valve

What is so hard about shutting your mouth and letting the attorneys do it for you?


120 posted on 04/10/2012 4:41:13 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: hoosiermama

oh goodness. you just made me look dreadful. The angels probably just popped a jewel out of my crown! I did not have that many to start with. I will try to be more kind. (But still....there was something a bit calculated about his appearance and how anxious he was to be interviewed...oh dear...never mind..I will stop!) Thank you for leading by example.


121 posted on 04/10/2012 4:43:02 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: gopcharger
"Why should an American citizen who has done nothing wrong and has not been charged with a crime stay in touch with attorneys?"

Did you get the memo that a Mr. Barack Hussein Obama now occupies the oval office and a Mr. Eric Holder is presently the attorney general?

122 posted on 04/10/2012 4:48:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: DallasSun

Just brainstorming. You may be right. But he did mention that it was Zimmerman voice. That they sounded exactly alike.
(I haven’t talked to my sister for years and don’t think I’d come on national TV and say kind things about her if she’d done something bad.....I’d think what goes around comes around and her lifestyle finally caught up with her)


123 posted on 04/10/2012 4:48:59 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: EyeGuy

We are all Zimmerman.


124 posted on 04/10/2012 4:49:53 PM PDT by TheDon (The Democrat Party, the party of the KKK (tm))
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To: DallasSun; hoosiermama
A person in his situation is very unwise to stop communicating with his lawyers and doing anything, especially like talking the DA or the media or setting up a website without consulting with them first. If he wasn’t happy with his representation, of course he’s free to and should obtain other council. But a wise person doesn’t do that by just ignoring them and going rouge. You obtain new council and your new council notifies your prior council and between them, they set up a smooth transition of the case.

For the lawyers to come forward with a news conference after talking to him on Sunday. This is Tuesday afternoon. Thirty hours or so. Doesn’t make sense for THeM to be in such a panic. Surely they know how to get hold of his family. His family would know if he is alright etc.

They have put him in a “worse” position by stating they don’t know where he is....Am sure the TanKlan will now double their efforts.

When a client stops communicating and then does things on his own like talking to the DA and setting up interviews, the lawyers really have no choice. Their butts are on the line if the client get’s himself in even more trouble unless the lawyers clearly states that it was done without “council”.

125 posted on 04/10/2012 4:50:07 PM PDT by MD Expat in PA
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To: upchuck
I’ve thought all along that Zimmerman seemed reasonably intelligent.

And I always thought he was a complete knob.

At least one of us is wrong.

126 posted on 04/10/2012 4:51:57 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel - Horace Walpole)
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To: MD Expat in PA

I could not agree more. Well said.


127 posted on 04/10/2012 4:53:22 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: Justaham

>”George can’t go out and buy a Diet Coke. There’s a bounty on his head,” Uhrig said.

A bounty!!! How in the h3ll is this even legally possible in America? I know holder is a racist POS but there MUST be a
law against the racist trash that put a bounty on him!

Either the justice department enforces the law or it is up to real Americans to deliver justice.

Do these traitors to our Constitution really want to start a real, live civil war?


128 posted on 04/10/2012 4:53:37 PM PDT by soycd
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To: hoosiermama

Nothing wrong with brainstorming. Most of us are doing exactly that. There is alot of information we do not have. What else can we do?


129 posted on 04/10/2012 4:54:55 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: TheDon

No. We are not.


130 posted on 04/10/2012 4:55:59 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: MindBender26

Don’t Talk to Police
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wXkI4t7nuc


131 posted on 04/10/2012 4:56:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Justaham

Stupid. He’s just making himself look guilty.


132 posted on 04/10/2012 5:03:51 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Justaham

Dumb move.

I suspect Mr. Zimmerman just wants to clear his name, and have his side of the story told. The sad thing is that no longer matters.


133 posted on 04/10/2012 5:04:55 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: DallasSun

The “we” refers to those who believe a person has a right to self defense, even to the point of killing someone to protect oneself from an attack. If that does not include you, then you are right you are not Zimmerman.


134 posted on 04/10/2012 5:14:53 PM PDT by TheDon (The Democrat Party, the party of the KKK (tm))
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To: Semper911

Can someone please tell me why Hannity has any clout or followers at all?
He repeats himself incessantly, he turns every topic into something that is about him, and he constantly uses the same tired cliches.


Yup. He’s a broken record.


135 posted on 04/10/2012 5:15:44 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: MD Expat in PA; hoosiermama

Special prosecutor in press release just said there will be an announcement in 72 hours.


136 posted on 04/10/2012 5:16:04 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: TheDon

do not aggravate me. your wife is a friend of mine. I’ll call her...tell her you are aggravating me. :-) .truly.


137 posted on 04/10/2012 5:17:37 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: Retired Greyhound
If I were in George Zimmerman’s shoes, I would be pleading my innocence from the rooftops. That’s just me.

Well, then you should definitely watch this and then tell me if you still think George should talk to anyone without his attorney present. At least his father, as a Virginia magistrate, should have good advice for George, even if George doesn't know what to do.

138 posted on 04/10/2012 5:19:26 PM PDT by Aunt Polgara
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To: MD Expat in PA; DallasSun
HMMmmmmm

If I were getting ready to file suit for mega money, I'd want some tangible evidence to use in court to show just had distressed and destitute the situation had made me....

Maybe set up a website begging for money to pay my bills.

Or do some absolutely unwise, even crazy actions the would draw attention to my stressful desperate situation.

Now no lawyer would endanger their career by actually being a part of this. (wink wink)

If THIS was the plan they would definitely have to recluse themselves at least until he seeks mental health care.

139 posted on 04/10/2012 5:21:19 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: TheDon

And again. No. We are not. I would not have made any of the decisions Zimmerman made. He made one bad decision after another.


140 posted on 04/10/2012 5:21:33 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: hoosiermama

hoosiermama....Who is he going to sue???????


141 posted on 04/10/2012 5:22:49 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: DallasSun

Hmmm Bet attorneys already know the findings.


142 posted on 04/10/2012 5:24:04 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: hoosiermama

I do see what you are saying...but he better think about that. I see no one he can sue


143 posted on 04/10/2012 5:24:15 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: hoosiermama

Why make a public announcement like this about a client or even a potential client?

They know his address and can send him a letter resigning, and they could tell the prosecutor quietly.

I don’t understand the “ethics” of some attorneys.


144 posted on 04/10/2012 5:24:57 PM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: hoosiermama

I bet you are right. Also, the only ones I can see who have done anything questionable is NBC News in their editing of the call he made. That was horrible


145 posted on 04/10/2012 5:26:06 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: Williams

Exactly. And ethics is the operative word.


146 posted on 04/10/2012 5:27:12 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: DallasSun

weellllllll Let’s start with ABC, NBC, CBS. for their lies.

Then there are those who defamed his name......That list starts with the Rev.

Those who cause stress could even include the TanKlan.


147 posted on 04/10/2012 5:29:21 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: Justaham
Frankly,

I'd be out of the country by now if I were him.

And for our side, I think it would be our best strategy if that were to happen.

148 posted on 04/10/2012 5:29:33 PM PDT by jimjohn
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To: hoosiermama

I agree re: NBC. I do not know anything the other alphabet networks have done that could be deemed illegal. Nor Sharpton. But.....that bounty the Panthers put out...how can that not be illegal?????


149 posted on 04/10/2012 5:33:20 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: DallasSun
If the news conference is in seventy two hours, they had to execute the charade now. As was pointed out they could have sent a registered letter quitting, but instead they make headlines, point out ALL the crazy things he's doing.

You haven't been following this very closely have you. NBC edited the 911 tape leaving out a significant part and making him sound like a bigot. They got caught (partly by Breitbart)

ABC manipulated the picture of his head and said he was not physically injured.

Pictures were manipulated. etc etc etc

150 posted on 04/10/2012 5:38:26 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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