Skip to comments.George Zimmerman to be charged in Trayvon Martin shooting, law enforcement official says
Posted on 04/11/2012 11:10:33 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey plans to announce as early as Wednesday afternoon that she is charging neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, according to a law enforcement official close to the investigation.
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Find out the charges which will be stiff. Obama is clearly playing the race card again. Holder singing the praises of Al Sharpton? they should both be cell mates.
The witness that saw Martin on top of Zimmerman better go into hiding. The blacks won’t rest until Zimmerman is either dead or put away for a long time. Will whites riot? hell no. IF Zimmerman walked the blacks would riot all over the US.
Maybe the city, but that'll be quite a stretch.
The HOA, I don't know, but it seems there would need to be some paper trail showing Zimmerman acting as an official agent. But since he's "self appointed" and all.....
“They need to have an All Asian jury, methinks.”
Yep, then the Asians, Hispanics, and Holder’s people can all go at it when he’s aquitted.
Yeah right.. You’re carrying a gun and a thug makes the mistake of blindsiding you with a punch. He then jumps on you and thumps your skull on the sidewalk. A struggle for your gun ensues.. You scream for someone to intervene but decide to let the thug KILL YOU with your own gun because you fear being charged by a prosecutor. /sarc.
Good. I would respectfully suggest everyone resist the urge to comment until you find out if this story is actually true.
Inspector Kemp: A riot is an ungly thing... undt, I tink, that it is chust about time ve had vun.
The Latino community doesn’t even know this guy is Latino..they think he’s White..the media reports that he is white, the photos they show of Zimmerman are made lighter to make him look more white. He’s half hispanic yet hispanics don’t even know that
Monday, March 26, 2012 9:53:06 AM · 4 of 217
Wizdum to kristinn
Zimmerman will go down for Manslaughter.
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>>>She has to have a grand jury for a murder/manslaughter indictment.<<<
I read that only 1st degree murder requires a grand jury in Florida.
I hope that the prosecutor is fully aware what damages an arrest will have on Zimmerman’s future employment opportunities. The publicly known facts cast substantial doubt on criminal liability in this case. A man’s livelihood and reputation will be severely damaged for political reasons.
You’re right. This is why Holder came out and indicated there would be no federal charges. It gives Holder the appearance of impartiality.
Only for first degree murder. All first degree murder charges must be based on a grand jury indictment. All other homicide charges may be brought merely on the authority of a state attorney.
why they didn’t want the grand jury. The fix is in.
Wouldn’t that be funny if Washington Post is wrong? Hahaha.. The media’s remaining .001% credibility goes to NONE.
Not that I have any insight into this, or anyone asked me, but.....
I think that the independent prosecutor skipped the Grand Jury because she knew that Zimmerman would get a No Bill, immediately, and that would touch off the riots. The media has worked everyone right into a froth, and CURRENTLY anything less than an immediate firing squad for this schlub will result in riots.
So, she's drawing things out. American Culture, particularly POP culture, has about a 5 minute attention span. So, she'll draw this case out until it's forgotten about. Look for the charges to quietly get dropped, or pleaded down to misdemeanor assault, or something.....then this whole thing goes away.
Until the next time.
Who tipped off the tipped off the WaPo, Sharpton or the JustUs Department?
This is what democracy looks like, yeah! /s
Seriously it is, this is nothing more then mob rule.
We're letting it happen but I don't know what to do about it.
What is the final line in the sand and what is the solution?
I can't believe what I am seeing in this Country, I/we knew it was coming but it still hard to actually see it arrive.
I recall that after the thugs who almost killed Reginald Denny were let a slap on the wrist, Ben Stein was asked if while people would riot. He replied that they would riot the way they always did, by moving to the suburbs and voting against welfare programs.
‘GIRL POWER’ strikes again! NO GUTS. NO LAW. NO HOPE FOR AMERICA.
“Second, Mr. Zimmerman fled the country.”
I hope so. I hope he’s hiding out in some peruvian mine. Then Corey can get on TV, shrug her shoulders and say “oh well, I charged him.” Next case.
I understand what you're saying, but in this particular case I think you're wrong.
Cooperation with the police, to some degree and in some circumstances, might help an innocent person who has been hauled in for questioning.
An innocent person tends to want to cooperate. This can be a positive in the police evaluation of the situation. Clearly, the police evaluated George Zimmerman and decided he was being honest in his story, and let him go.
An uncooperative person OTOH can make police suspicious and more willing to charge. Sometimes police will charge an obstinately silent person just to show who's boss. This is not good, but sadly it tends to be human nature.
I have no problem with the system doing its job, but getting the lynchmob media to stick a sock in it will be another matter.
They're still showing pictures of a cute black kid instead of a 'NO LIMIT NI***' giving the one finger salute.
The MSM is drunk with power, and if someone innocent gets killed or a few neighborhoods get burned, it's just more headlines.
“Have we achieved official banana republic status yet?”
Yes we have —only without the bananas, or a republic.
I believe that, unless something changes, George Zimmerman cannot get a fair trial and that he and his family will never be permitted to live in peace.
I believe that Mr. Zimmerman's attorneys and their families have been threatened, prompting their hasty departure from his defense team at the first opportunity.
Even the US government has been persuaded to join the lynch mob.
Mr. Zimmerman may be innocent or he may be guilty, but it's looking like we'll never know.
White, brown, red, and yellow-skinned Americans will take note of what is happening and vote accordingly. Funny, you'd think people who flaunt their victim-hood and whine about equality 24-7 would be especially interested in seeing that every American gets fair treatment under the law. Guess it just doesn't work that way.
They are going to right if she doesn’t file charges, they are going to riot if he is not found guilty and they will riot even if he is found guilty in celebration (or to protest too light sentencing).
So the prosecutor’s decision is immaterial.
They are planning to riot no matter what, because they have some looting to do and they are never going to let a good crisis go to waste.
La Raza already disowned him. Whites are the target. Why is “diversity” only pushed on white nations, neighborhoods, etc?
yes, funny...but not in the ‘haha’ kind of way.
I don’t know HOW the WP could have been informed by the SP’s office and no one else was!! WTF
Ah Cali, how I miss what the State used to be....it really was a great place to grow up in.
What part are you in?
A punch to the face can be deadly whether someone is on grass or concrete.
Zimmerman claim Martin threatened his life is a wild card, because Zimmerman was able to reach and fire his pistol, indicating he was not completely overpowered.
Probably the safest thing for him. It’s a travesty of justice; however, they are playing the expectations game. The racists have been saying they just need him arrested. He gets arrested and then they are praying that this dies down and the passion is gone because they no he’s going to win (assuming he gets a fair trial but he probably won’t).
The main reason they haven't bothered is that no one in their right mind believes a word the NBPP says.
I guess I missed the part where she was going to be filing charges against the NBPP.
My understanding is that he contacted the prosecutor's office, but that she didn't talk with him because he didn't have representation. I'm pretty sure they don't want to risk a verdict being overturned on appeal by something like that, so it makes sense.
The other possibilities are that Corey is going to let dueling experts interpret evidence such as moisture and grass on Zimmerman's back, and give the jury a chance to pick which expert's interpretation they believe; let the jury determine whether Zimmerman acted as a 'reasonable man' in determining that deadly force was "necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to himself," as provided in Florida Statutes 776.012(1); and so forth.
I don't like it, but in essence, she's going to let the jury, with the help of experts, second-guess everything, including decisions made by trained law-enforcement personnel, and decisions Zimmerman made in split-seconds, in the luxury of an air-conditioned courtroom and jury room, with time to deliberate and apply their own prejudices, and without being in the all-encompassing, true-life situation that Zimmerman found himself in, for better or worse.
Why are these elite RINOS always "tough" against our own side as opposed to the Jackson's, Sharpton's, New Black Panther's, etc's sides.......hmmm?????
This prosecutor babe is a chicken liberal, that's why. Mr. Zimmerman is a fragile personality and the trial will kill him even if he's found not guilty.....or he'll be offed by someone or kill himself.
And where was our pussy Governor??? Let me tell you something from the reality world of a long-time elected pol....if you can't play guts political hardball, you don't belong in the governor's seat. If he didn't know through indirect channels and/or subtle questions/emanations which way Corey was going to jump before he appointed her, he isn't worth a bucket of warm spit.
I will remember him for a long time, like an elephant.
Allen West for Governor!
That happens with an Obama second term.
Welcome to Al-Sharpistan.
“Zimmerman claim Martin threatened his life is a wild card, because Zimmerman was able to reach and fire his pistol, indicating he was not completely overpowered.”
I thought I heard at one point there was a struggle for the gun after Martin saw it tucked under Zimmerman’s shirt, but I could be wrong. I’m just glad to not live near a major inner city.
You left out the part about ignoring criminal acts: rewards offered for the murder or kidnapping of the (presumed innocent until proven guilty) defendant (if he is charged), by a racist organization--an obvious and well publicized "Hate Crime".
Let the KKK or Stormfront (equally excrable as the NBP, imho) do something similar, and the SWAT teams would be working overtime.
Atticus was eloquent but he lost his trial and his client died. Didn’t work out to well as I recall.
Just another anonymous source BS story. An unnamed person close to the prosecutor, wow, how revealing. I won’t believe it until the prosecutor has her say on Friday.
Not surprised. No way the gets fairness, not when the media tries him, the blacks and liberals, even the Con Law “lecturer” masquerading as Chief Executive and his joke of an AG Justice Dept.
Way to bow to political pressure, idiots. No wonder if Zimmerman takes off, deck stacked against him.
This is the GO SIGNAL. Repeat, this is the go signal.
Welcome to America...where have you been? This is the way justice has always been done in America. We typically cow tow to the angry mobs UNLESS the person they want to lynch is a politician.
So I guess Angela Corey won’t need to hold a press conference now?