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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.

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


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

THIS WILL BE THE FRONT PAGE NEWS STORY FROM NOW UNTIL THE ELECTION, WITH PROTESTORS IN THE STREETS ALONG WITH THE OCCUPY LOSERS UNTIL OBAMA WINS THE ELECTION. IT’S ALL A PLAN.


51 posted on 04/11/2012 11:27:32 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: AtlasStalled

Choo Choo

52 posted on 04/11/2012 11:28:00 AM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: JimSEA

It will be interesting to see what the actual charge is, then.

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.


53 posted on 04/11/2012 11:28:09 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: sueQ
Now the Martins can sue the HOA and the city of Sanford based on Florida law. It’s about the money! Believe me! Doesn’t require a conviction, merely an arrest.

http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2012/04/09/trayvon-family-show-me-the-money-motivation/

GREAT post!

54 posted on 04/11/2012 11:28:16 AM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
Have we achieved official banana republic status yet?

We passed that fruit stand miles ago.

55 posted on 04/11/2012 11:28:22 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

“Charged with what offense???”

For defending himself against a Black attacker. Doing so is racist and a Federal offense now. Didn’t ya know?


56 posted on 04/11/2012 11:28:22 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: AtlasStalled
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.


57 posted on 04/11/2012 11:28:28 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: dps.inspect

Wouldn’t surprise me if the DemocRATS in Congress pass a Bill OUTLAWING NEIGHBORHOOD WATCHES. AND NO I’M NOT KIDDING!


58 posted on 04/11/2012 11:28:28 AM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: Defiant
"Enjoy the riots after he is found not guilty."

Yeah... if the idea behind this is to appease the masses they better be able to get a conviction because if not this will be way worse than not charging him in the first place. Because you know the Lame Stream Media will cover this 24/7 and ramp-up the story.

59 posted on 04/11/2012 11:28:28 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: AtlasStalled

Frankly, this does not surprised. I think the state of FL was warned to press charges OR the feds will step in and press charges themselves.


60 posted on 04/11/2012 11:28:41 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: donna

Gonna be very interesting providing security and cover, let alone anonymity, for jurors.


61 posted on 04/11/2012 11:29:12 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (A conservative, a liberal and a moderate walked into a bar; barkeep said "Hi Mitt")
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To: AtlasStalled
Stalinist show trial, anyone?

(This was my reply to a poster on a duplicate thread that got deleted:)

Exactly. Stalinist show trial is the phrase that came to my mind too.

How how can a fair jury ever be selected in this case, after the MSM has so tainted the jury pool with its lies, distortions, and omissions of the facts from the presentation of this story?

There is no chance that any verdict can be rendered by a jury, at this point, that will not be seen as "racist."

George Zimmerman and his family will have to pray that whatever jury is enpanelled, it has a few "white Hispanics" (copyright, New York Times) on it.

62 posted on 04/11/2012 11:29:43 AM PDT by shhrubbery! (NIH!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

THEY ARE COWARDS OF THE HIGHEST ORDER.
DISGUSTING...It’s bigger than Zimmerman because frankly I don’t know him or care about him personally. 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.


63 posted on 04/11/2012 11:29:54 AM PDT by snarkytart (http://www.freerepubli224%2C1)
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To: George from New England

We don’t have to, but for some unfathomable reason it’s what we’re doing. At least the white South Africans were outnumbered. We’re being held hostage by app 12% of the population, and we’re not being boycotted by almost the entire world. It’s inexplicable.


64 posted on 04/11/2012 11:29:54 AM PDT by mrsmel
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To: donna
"This is what a lynch mob looks like!"

Yes, the inmates are truly running the asylum!!!

65 posted on 04/11/2012 11:30:01 AM PDT by SierraWasp (Negativity must die because it's self-fulfilling!!!)
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To: AtlasStalled

As this old, retired Prosecutor said from the get go ... EASY call and no doubt this would happen.

VERY different from a conviction but this is the appropriate move as there is probable cause ... again, just based on the facts I see on TV and read.


66 posted on 04/11/2012 11:30:01 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: donna
"This is what a lynch mob looks like!"

Yes, the inmates are truly running the asylum!!!

67 posted on 04/11/2012 11:30:12 AM PDT by SierraWasp (Negativity must die because it's self-fulfilling!!!)
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To: DManA

Serious mistakes have been made by Zimmerman. When you are facing charges like this you have “NO Advocates” except for your Attorneys. Not the police, not the media, and not even nicely dressed conservative talk show host with great hair, and definantly not those reading your comments on your new web site. Talk To Nobody without your attorneys present. Too many people think the Miranda Rights are meant for the guilty. That is dead wrong.

Zimmerman should have watched this video

Don’t Talk to the Police. In praise of the Fifth Amendment Right to Not Be a Witness Against Yourself.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wXkI4t7nuc


68 posted on 04/11/2012 11:30:17 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: AtlasStalled

Look for gun sales to go through the roof.


69 posted on 04/11/2012 11:30:17 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

That’s an emphatic yes...

California’s bill to reduce (force ejection of non-violent offenders) it’s prison population, is beginning to show big dividends in local communities.

Our burglaries are up 20% plus from previous year, and the prognosis is very dreary looking forward.

Non violent offenders are to be jailed in local county or municipal jails. A person caught committing a burglary gets no more than two weeks behind bars now. If it’s a non-violent crime, the crooks can do as they please while the populace continues to be victimized.

State officials couldn’t be reached for comment...


70 posted on 04/11/2012 11:30:42 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (I believe in Cap and Trade. I know, I know... Cap spending and trade Obama!)
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To: dps.inspect

keep your powder dry, fire at will to protect yourselves..


71 posted on 04/11/2012 11:31:07 AM PDT by aces
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To: Darren McCarty

We’ll find out the charge at 6pm tonight.


72 posted on 04/11/2012 11:31:26 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: CH3CN

Did WP jump the gun????? How would THEY know what she’s going to announce at 6pm????


73 posted on 04/11/2012 11:31:29 AM PDT by spacejunkie2001
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To: AtlasStalled

GOP, Race Bait Biters


74 posted on 04/11/2012 11:31:41 AM PDT by dila813
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To: DManA
Yea, the idiot talked to the prosecutors. Without having his lawyers present. The fool talked himself into jail.

That's it exactly.

75 posted on 04/11/2012 11:32:12 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks
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To: NavyCanDo

First of all, sure about that?

Second, Mr. Zimmerman fled the country.


76 posted on 04/11/2012 11:32:22 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: No Socialist

I hope Zimmerman drags it out well past the election. With his arrest BO lost the opportunity to whip up a race war with this event. As long as it’s pending the black pampers don’t have anything.


77 posted on 04/11/2012 11:32:38 AM PDT by MagnoliaB
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To: AtlasStalled

I thought this would happen when she announced she would dispense with the grand jury.

She didn’t want to risk the grand jury NOT indicting him.

Even though there are no facts reported in any of the news reports that would amount to probable cause justifying an arrest and trial, the politicians clearly want a public trial where all of the evidence can be brought out in public and debated like the Casey Anthony trial, and either a lynch mob jury will convict Zimmerman or after a full airing of the evidence he will be exonerated. In either case, the politicians will have been able to wash their hands of it and perhaps avoid race riots altogether.

The trial is solely a result of the MSM bias. If the MSM had not distorted and lied in order to fit the narrative of racist white man shooting down innocent young black boy because he wore a hooded sweatshirt, then Zimmerman would not be risking a lifetime behind bars for shooting a guy that was beating his head into the concrete sidewalk.


78 posted on 04/11/2012 11:32:38 AM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: AtlasStalled

When you read the WAPOST piece, it doesn’t say he is definitely going to be charged, it says that a decision has been made WHETHER to CHARGE, and that decision (whatever it may be) will be announced this evening. Am I reading this wrong? Is this a huge overreaction?


79 posted on 04/11/2012 11:32:39 AM PDT by nfldgirl
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To: Defiant
Enjoy the riots after he is found not guilty.

There may well be civil disturbances if he is found guilty and not summarily executed. There may even be problems this weekend. Any excuse for folks to go "shopping."

80 posted on 04/11/2012 11:32:52 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius, (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: AtlasStalled


The law is 99% jury selection, we know where this is heading ...
81 posted on 04/11/2012 11:33:03 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: mrsmel

I think the Hispanics may burn and loot over this travesty.


82 posted on 04/11/2012 11:33:10 AM PDT by tpuskett
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To: AtlasStalled
Angela Corey wanted to try this 12-year old boy as an adult...

83 posted on 04/11/2012 11:33:10 AM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: AtlasStalled

Just my guess he will be charged with using excessive force in the altercation, but that none of the nonsense about hunting or attacking Martin will be included.

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. 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.

But I wasn’t there.


84 posted on 04/11/2012 11:33:10 AM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: Defiant

Just another excuse to put a Hispanic in jail.


85 posted on 04/11/2012 11:33:18 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: Keith in Iowa

I’d charge Voluntary and Involuntary.


86 posted on 04/11/2012 11:33:34 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: All

One- The physical evidence, the eye witness evidence, the tapes, the time line all support Mr. Zimmerman’s claim of self-defense and this will be more an more apparent as time goes on. (If there was evidence contradicting Mr. Zimmerman’s story he would have been arrested right at the beginning or it would certainly have been leaked by now.

Two- Despite enormous outside pressure from media and the demonstrators(lynch mob) outside the courthouse, they will not get 12 people to totally ignore the evidence and convict.

Three- The failure to convict along with the media and the race baiters throwing gas on the fire, will result in a dozen riots in major cities as bad as or worse than the LA Rodney King riots.

Four-This cowardly dishonest prosecutor’s actions will be directly responsible for a massive arson destruction and 100+ deaths in those riots.

BONUS Prediction- The Asian and Middle Eastern inner city business owners will be fully armed and will defend their business with lethal force. To protect their neighborhoods, Militia like groups of armed citizens will confront the rioters


87 posted on 04/11/2012 11:33:34 AM PDT by Jonah Johansen ("Coming soon to a neighborhood near you")
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To: mrsmel

There was an eye witness who saw the entire thing go down, he said he saw Trayvon on TOP of Zimmerman..he was interviewed THAT NIGHT..not days later, the night of the incident, this is an open and shut case..blown out of proportion by the media so they can distract the public from Obama’s FAILURE as a President and as a human being. This is disgusting, self defense is used every single day but the left saw this as an opportunity to draw out the black voters needed in Florida to win..if Florida were NOT a swing state they wouldn’t give a damn


88 posted on 04/11/2012 11:33:51 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Biggirl

“Look for gun sales to go through the roof.”

The gun shop has a retractable roof that is stuck in the open position.


89 posted on 04/11/2012 11:33:51 AM PDT by greatvikingone
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To: AtlasStalled

They need to have an “All Asian” jury, methinks.


90 posted on 04/11/2012 11:34:02 AM PDT by Scooter100 ("Now that the fog has lifted, I still can't find my pipe". --- S. Holmes)
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To: shhrubbery!

Trial? Why even bother.

We’ve got the mob now — only THEY can and will make the decision on this case.

Or any case, for that matter.

Look also for criminals once held to now go free.

And for YOU to not be able to defend yourselves against them.

We are TOAST, folks. Sorry.

Obama’s Reign of Terror has begun.


91 posted on 04/11/2012 11:34:37 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: AtlasStalled

This is too funny. Former race-baiter, democrat Hispanic George Zimmerman is railroaded by race-baiting black Liberals. What goes around comes around! This whole thing could backfire on O’blamer. What if it turns into a race war between Holder’s people and Geraldo’s people? Grab some pop corn and ammo, it’s going to be an interesting summer!


92 posted on 04/11/2012 11:34:53 AM PDT by BO Stinkss
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To: AtlasStalled
Frightening...

:(

93 posted on 04/11/2012 11:35:03 AM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: All

Testing to see if this thread is also locked before I type 3 paragraphs into thin air....


94 posted on 04/11/2012 11:35:25 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: nathanbedford

Oh I’m sure “new witnesses” came forward in the last few weeks to make Zimmerman guilty of something.


95 posted on 04/11/2012 11:35:25 AM PDT by snarkytart (http://www.freerepubli224%2C1)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Latinos aren’t going to take this laying down, they are messing with the wrong ethnic minority.

There is an equal amount of evidence to say that the attack on Zimmerman was a hate crime. Zimmerman is Latino and was attacked because of his race.

Yes, I know there is zero evidence, well, I said there was equal evidence....I said what I meant.


96 posted on 04/11/2012 11:35:42 AM PDT by dila813
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To: nathanbedford

Yes, that is the obvious action. However, if non public forensic evidence counters Zimmerman’s statements and account, then he has a problem.


97 posted on 04/11/2012 11:36:30 AM PDT by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: goodnesswins

It depends on where they put him and if he is allowed to bond out. But he needs a lawyer with some serious mojo at this point.

One thing for sure is that if charges are announced and he hasn’t already been taken in, arraigned, bonded out in secret and then again moved to a secret location, the NBP bounty puts him in even more serious danger.

Bounty hunters haven’t bothered yet because there are no charges and no arrest warrant. Once there is, there will be a mad scramble.

I also have no reason to believe that WAPO has an inside line into what is really going on. They could just be making stuff up to get hits to sell ad space in order to generate revenue.


98 posted on 04/11/2012 11:37:08 AM PDT by Valpal1
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To: Meet the New Boss

She has to have a grand jury for a murder/manslaughter indictment.


99 posted on 04/11/2012 11:37:49 AM PDT by goseminoles
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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 when he’s aquitted.


100 posted on 04/11/2012 11:37:53 AM PDT by BO Stinkss
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