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George Zimmerman to be charged in Trayvon Martin shooting, law enforcement official says
Washington Post ^ | 04/11/12

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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TOPICS: Breaking News; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: angelacorey; georgezimmerman; lmm; shooting; trayvon; trayvonmartin; witchhunt; zimmerman; zimmermancharged
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To: goseminoles

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.


101 posted on 04/11/2012 11:38:07 AM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: sueQ
"Now the Martins can sue the HOA and the city of Sanford based on Florida law."

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.....

102 posted on 04/11/2012 11:38:41 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: Scooter100

“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.


103 posted on 04/11/2012 11:39:32 AM PDT by BO Stinkss
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To: RIghtwardHo

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.


104 posted on 04/11/2012 11:39:32 AM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: Darren McCarty
Refraining comment until I hear the actual charges.

Good. I would respectfully suggest everyone resist the urge to comment until you find out if this story is actually true.

105 posted on 04/11/2012 11:39:45 AM PDT by Drawsing (The fool shows his annoyance at once. The prudent man overlooks an insult. (Proverbs 12:16))
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To: SierraWasp
"This is what a lynch mob looks like!"

Inspector Kemp: A riot is an ungly thing... undt, I tink, that it is chust about time ve had vun.

106 posted on 04/11/2012 11:40:20 AM PDT by BlueLancer ("No friend ever served me, and no enemy ever wronged me, whom I have not repaid in full" (Sulla))
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To: Darren McCarty

BTTT


107 posted on 04/11/2012 11:40:20 AM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political party's in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: dila813

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


108 posted on 04/11/2012 11:40:29 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: AtlasStalled
Remember, you heard it here first.

Monday, March 26, 2012 9:53:06 AM · 4 of 217
Wizdum to kristinn

Zimmerman will go down for Manslaughter.
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109 posted on 04/11/2012 11:41:30 AM PDT by Wizdum (My job is to get you to shoot soda out your nose)
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To: Biggirl
Look for gun sales to go through the roof.

Wait a second! I need to hurry up and buy more Smith & Wesson stock (SWHC)!
110 posted on 04/11/2012 11:41:36 AM PDT by crosshairs (As long as there is evil, "Coexist" is impossible.)
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To: goseminoles

>>>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.


111 posted on 04/11/2012 11:41:36 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade (The candidate I vote for will NOT have a CARE after his name.)
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To: AtlasStalled
Verdict first, trial later.


112 posted on 04/11/2012 11:41:46 AM PDT by Drill Thrawl (The United States of America, a banana republic since 1/21/2009)
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To: AtlasStalled

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.


113 posted on 04/11/2012 11:42:07 AM PDT by monocle
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To: Biggirl

You’re right. This is why Holder came out and indicated there would be no federal charges. It gives Holder the appearance of impartiality.


114 posted on 04/11/2012 11:42:07 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: goseminoles
She has to have a grand jury for a murder/manslaughter indictment.

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.

115 posted on 04/11/2012 11:42:24 AM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: AtlasStalled

why they didn’t want the grand jury. The fix is in.


116 posted on 04/11/2012 11:42:54 AM PDT by MNDude
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To: spacejunkie2001

Wouldn’t that be funny if Washington Post is wrong? Hahaha.. The media’s remaining .001% credibility goes to NONE.


117 posted on 04/11/2012 11:43:26 AM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: No Socialist; All
Unfortunately, this thing will be dragged out for years before the riots

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.

118 posted on 04/11/2012 11:43:26 AM PDT by wbill
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To: AtlasStalled

Who tipped off the tipped off the WaPo, Sharpton or the JustUs Department?


119 posted on 04/11/2012 11:43:54 AM PDT by maggief
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To: MagnoliaB
As long as it’s pending the black pampers don’t have anything.

Sure they do. They always have something-the very existence of whites, and their resentment of white achievement as a whole.
120 posted on 04/11/2012 11:44:08 AM PDT by mrsmel
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To: TigersEye; stephenjohnbanker
We passed that fruit stand miles ago.

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.

121 posted on 04/11/2012 11:44:26 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: Defiant
Enjoy the riots after he is found not guilty.

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.

122 posted on 04/11/2012 11:44:55 AM PDT by Martin Tell (ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it)
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To: snarkytart

‘GIRL POWER’ strikes again! NO GUTS. NO LAW. NO HOPE FOR AMERICA.


123 posted on 04/11/2012 11:45:52 AM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: Biggirl

“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.


124 posted on 04/11/2012 11:45:52 AM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: NavyCanDo
Don’t Talk to the Police. In praise of the Fifth Amendment Right to Not Be a Witness Against Yourself.

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.

125 posted on 04/11/2012 11:46:21 AM PDT by shhrubbery! (NIH!)
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To: bigbob
To all those who have been clamoring for an end to the prejudgement by the media so the system could do it’s job, now would be a good time to heed your own advice.

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.

126 posted on 04/11/2012 11:48:11 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

“Have we achieved official banana republic status yet?”

Yes we have —only without the bananas, or a republic.


127 posted on 04/11/2012 11:48:23 AM PDT by Towed_Jumper (There are only two classes of people left in the U.S. - Producers and Parasites.)
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To: mrsmel
Some thoughts from an old American:

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.

128 posted on 04/11/2012 11:48:44 AM PDT by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: Jonah Johansen

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.


129 posted on 04/11/2012 11:49:16 AM PDT by Valpal1
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To: Sarah Barracuda; dila813

La Raza already disowned him. Whites are the target. Why is “diversity” only pushed on white nations, neighborhoods, etc?


130 posted on 04/11/2012 11:50:13 AM PDT by mrsmel
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

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


131 posted on 04/11/2012 11:50:35 AM PDT by spacejunkie2001
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To: DoughtyOne
Our burglaries are up 20% plus from previous year, and the prognosis is very dreary looking forward.

Hiya DO!

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?

132 posted on 04/11/2012 11:51:29 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: Williams
I think the issue of firing and killing Martin in self defense is a close call under the reported facts. Zimmerman had gotten off the concrete and into the grass. Police were on the way.

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.

Catch-22.

133 posted on 04/11/2012 11:51:34 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: Defiant

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).


134 posted on 04/11/2012 11:52:29 AM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: Valpal1
Bounty hunters haven’t bothered yet because there are no charges and no arrest warrant.

The main reason they haven't bothered is that no one in their right mind believes a word the NBPP says.

135 posted on 04/11/2012 11:52:47 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: mrsmel

I guess I missed the part where she was going to be filing charges against the NBPP.


136 posted on 04/11/2012 11:53:02 AM PDT by cincinnati65 (Romney is not MY candidate for President in 2012.)
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To: DManA
Yea, the idiot talked to the prosecutors. Without having his lawyers present. The fool talked himself into jail.

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.

137 posted on 04/11/2012 11:53:07 AM PDT by Gunslingr3
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To: nathanbedford
If, repeat if, the special prosecutor is not in possession of evidence which is not now in the public domain but is reacting to public pressure, this is an egregious miscarriage of justice.

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.

138 posted on 04/11/2012 11:53:07 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: AtlasStalled; seekthetruth; mickie; flaglady47; seenenuf; surfer
Now we're seeing the posts coming in blubbering about how "tough and fair" the prosecuter REALLY is....yeah, now that the damage is already done in Round 1.

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!

Leni

139 posted on 04/11/2012 11:53:18 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Las Vegas Ron

That happens with an Obama second term.


140 posted on 04/11/2012 11:54:08 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: GladesGuru
Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright said Tuesday no charges will be filed in connection with a fatal double shooting at a west-side apartment complex on Saturday.

“Douglas Williams is the victim here,” Wright said during a news conference Tuesday. “He has a right to defend himself.”

Williams has a criminal record, according to the State Law Enforcement Division. According to his criminal history, he was convicted of forgery in 2008 and is prohibited by the federal gun control act of 1968 from possessing or acquiring a gun or ammunition, according to S.C. Law Enforcement Division records.

“Just because someone has made a mistake doesn’t mean they can’t protect themselves,” Wright said. “Me personally, I would have been telling someone to call 911. That should be the first option. I’d have preferred he had called 911.”

141 posted on 04/11/2012 11:54:13 AM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: AtlasStalled

Welcome to Al-Sharpistan.


142 posted on 04/11/2012 11:54:56 AM PDT by Josh Painter ("We will not save our country by becoming like the left." - Sarah Palin)
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To: BlatherNaut

“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.


143 posted on 04/11/2012 11:56:00 AM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: snarkytart
This is about how a mob along with the media can destroy someone’s life at will over their leftest race hustling politics and of course ANTI self defense /anti gun stance.

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.

144 posted on 04/11/2012 11:56:26 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: woofie

Atticus was eloquent but he lost his trial and his client died. Didn’t work out to well as I recall.


145 posted on 04/11/2012 11:56:40 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average.)
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To: AtlasStalled

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.


146 posted on 04/11/2012 11:56:57 AM PDT by calex59
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To: AtlasStalled

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.


147 posted on 04/11/2012 11:57:04 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Tawana Brawley, Anita Hill, King Rodney, OJ, Duke Lacrosse, Thugvon Martin. See a pattern?)
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To: AtlasStalled

This is the GO SIGNAL. Repeat, this is the go signal.


148 posted on 04/11/2012 11:57:10 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: nathanbedford

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.


149 posted on 04/11/2012 11:57:45 AM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: backwoods-engineer

So I guess Angela Corey won’t need to hold a press conference now?


150 posted on 04/11/2012 11:58:22 AM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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