Skip to comments.George Zimmerman to Be Charged in Trayvon Martin's Death
Posted on 04/11/2012 11:58:42 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
A Florida special prosecutor has decided to charge neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman in the shooting death of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin, sources told ABC News.
The decision by Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey is expected to be announced at a 6 p.m. news conference in Jacksonville, Fla.
The prosecutor's ruling is certain to provoke controversy in Sanford, Fla., where shooting took place and across the country.
Zimmerman, 28, a white Hispanic neighborhood watch captain, shot and killed Martin, who was 17 and black, on Feb. 26 after following the teenager for several minutes.
The special prosecutor's ruling came one day after Zimmerman's legal team quit because they had lost contact with him, and suggested that the pressure of the case had "pushed him over the edge."(continued)
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With what discharging a weapon within so many feet of a residence?
What kind of government is it that would allow young black men to attack its citizens with impunity? I suppose the victim is supposed to remain passive until the point of death, and hope that after his or her passing, the legal system will lock the attacker up.
And why do we put up with this nonsense? Why don’t we just peaceably separate? Why not be two countries, instead of fighting all the time? The 21% of the population who are liberal and want to run the nation have no respect for us, anyway.
Believe it or not, Zimmerman has a pretty good case for political asylum in another country. Pretty astounding in this day and age, but true. Look at the facts:
1. He can't get a fair trial here. Jurors will be intimidated.
2. If he turns himself in, there's a good chance it wouldn't even make it trial. After all, there's a bounty on his head.
3. It's obvious he'd get no civil rights protection from the national government here. In fact, they seem to be on the side of the mob, and will aid in the persecution.
4. The peace officers, whose duty it is to protect the innocent until proven otherwise, can't even protect itself from the political mob.
This is the book definition of a political refugee status. If I were him, and I couldn't get out of the country, I'd find a foreign embassy or consulate, and ask for protection. Yeah, I know it sounds third world, but he's got a case.
The special prosecutor is a gutless coward. She has only been reviewing the case two weeks, never even tried to interview Zimmerman and has a very questionable case with little in the way of forensic evidence or eyewitness testimony This is one of those cases where the politics of the issue takes precedence over the lack of evidence or the potential outcome of the case. She would rather lose than take the heat of a dispassionate review of the evidence.That is why she chose not to put the case in front of the grand jury for fear of a no bill.
I would love to see the tables turned on blacks, who are among the most publicly racist element in our society, and have the Federal laws on civil rights hate crimes used against them in black-on-white crimes.
Yep; no grand jury would have come close to indicting Zimmerman, given the available evidence.
You know thats not such a bad idea. It would be a huge black eye for the O administration. Very embarrassing but it sounds like he has a case.
“Brazil would be nice. If the facts prove him innocent he couldnt even count on the AG of the US to stand up for him. Its all about race and hes the wrong color.”
Remember, Zimmerman’s father was a judge. I would think he is the one who got the son out of Florida fast. This judge father knows the ropes. The son is very fortunate to have a judge father. Let’s give the judge father some credit for doing the right thing to save the son’s life and to know the right thing to do from here.
Really? Not authorized to release this information? Surely not!
“They just look at Whitey, and get murder lust. Some of us are gonna shoot if attacked, and the attackers are gonna die.”
I have very light skin, and blue eyes and blonde hair. I now think blacks see a target on my back. I ordered more ammo from Cheaper Than Dirt yesterday.
I live in Texas and I will shoot if threatened.
charge him with leaving his blood on the sidewalk from his head wound? Illegal parking while he went searching for the hooded one? Shooting a hole in his skittle bag? Please put me on the jury.
Wonder if George Zimmerman has duel citizenship....Hmm
What are they going to charge him with—involuntary manslaughter?
That was my thought too. Now the dog and pony show will begin.
Good point on jury intimidation..also..watch for fights on who sits on the jury.
This just in: Zimmerman will be charged with violating the city noise ordinance by discharging a firearm within city limits!
My bet is that Zimmerman is with his mother’s family in Lima, Peru... ‘If the prosecutors know where he is’, then I guess they will file for extradition, if we have an extradition treaty with Peru.
Early reports were that the police recovered Zimmerman's semiautomatic pistol with "a full magazine and an empty cartridge case in the chamber". About the only way that could have happened is if Martin grabbed the gun in his left hand and tried to wrestle it away from Zimmerman. If Zimmerman had his finger in the trigger guard it is possible that Martin caused the gun to fire by jerking it away from Zimmerman and towards his chest. Martin's hand would have been holding the gun by its slide, thus preventing it from cycling and ejecting the empty cartridge case and reloading a live round from the magazine.
The lack of an empty shell case on the ground says a lot about what happened during the struggle, two people had a hand on the weapon when it fired. Martin's left hand and forearm should be checked for nitrate residue, and the slide should be checked for fingerprints other than Zimmerman's.
Why bother with a trial? Al and Jesse won’t be satisfied until Zimmerman is hanging from a sour apple tree.
My thoughts exactly.... Duel citizenship? Can a citizen of another country be extradicted?
[[Have we reached the point in which shooting down an unarmed person in a public place is not sufficient evidence to charge an individual?]]
you are leavign several key facts out apaprently in order to support your contention that everyoen should be arrested when a shooting oocures-
1: Zimmerman shot trayvon AFTER Trayvon tried to kill him and tried to grab his gun from him (which was STILL HOLSTERED at that point)
2: Witnesses have coem forward and corroborated Zimmerman’s account of the fight
3: Injuries to AZimmerman corroborate his account that he was assaulted and an attempt was made on his life.
Have we reached a point in this copuntry qwhere we IGNORE trhe evidfence anbd justy charge everyone invovled with murder if a shooting occures regardless of whether or not it was justifiable homicide?
[[What kind of government is it that would allow young black men to attack its citizens with impunity?]]
The kind of governemnt liek ours that is run by a racist white black man
If I am not mistaken, there still needs to be a preliminary hearing to determine if there is probable cause. If this ever goes to trial, he would be better off having a bench trial instead of a jury trial. That is if he can get a judge who is not a democratic hack.
This statement, among others in the article, is a flat out lie. No "ruling" has come down yet and won't until 6:00 PM. All we have is, once again, unnamed sources a favorite of the MSM.
Not sure if you'd have to be a citizen, though.
No doubt. This is going to be ugly.
There's the proof that this is all about race.
When was the last time you heard the press call Obama white black?
The first white black President?
Zimmerman's gonna get hung out to dry.
If she doesn’t convict him, Holder will prosecute him for violating Martin’s civil rights. No double jeopardy protection.
“My bet is that Zimmerman is with his mothers family in Lima, Peru... If the prosecutors know where he is, then I guess they will file for extradition, if we have an extradition treaty with Peru.”
I hope that’s where they sent him and I don’t know if he could be extradited from there. When the two attorneys gave the press conference, they said people would have to look outside Florida to find him.
Someone here mentioned Bermuda and that is just a hop for an airplane from Florida. Get there fast. It’s also according to how much money the father, a retired judge, has to keep him out of the country.
I would go where there is no extradition because he is going to be killed, somehow, some way. He would have to live there forever but that’s better than being dead.
Obama is President Yoo Hoo.
What makes you think the folks running this show trial to stop a race war give a damn about a fair trial by an impartial jury? This a dog & pony show for the cause of political correctness complete with a preordained verdict.
The game is rigged, the judge will disallow evidence that is helpful to the defense & may even go so far as a directed verdict. Just watch & see for yourself the lynch mob will have its way.
Juries get to decide whether the facts presented during the trial prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the defendant committed a crime.
The judge in the case must not turn over to a jury the power to decide guilt or innocence if the prosecution failed to provide sufficient facts to prove their case.
The presumption of innocence must prevail unless the prosecution can present some evidence that is not consistent with self defense.
What would that evidence be?
It can't be that Zimmerman admitted a racial bias, because the audio tapes of him mentioning race were doctored to hide the fact that Zimmerman never brought up race.
It can't be that Zimmerman showed no indications of injury, because the main stream media failed to report that enhancement of the videos did show injuries.
If there was really evidence that was inconsistent with a claim of self defense, it is extremely likely that we would have heard of it already.
If the prosecution fails to present sufficient evidence that a crime was committed, even if all the facts alleged by the prosecution are believed, then the judge is obligated to dismiss the case. There would be no role for the jury.
And it sounds so ignorant. It is redundant. All hispanics are white. So saying white hispanic is the same as saying white caucasians. I do not know what their motivations are for making themselves look like idiots.
Class War - Check
Race War - Check
OK, the Obama re-election campaign is in full gear now ...
“Its all about race and hes the wrong color.”
I’ve asked this before, and I’ll ask it again.
WHERE THE HELL ARE LaRaza and all of the other Hispanic Democrat Race Pimps in all of this, and why are they utterly silent?
What Good Can a Shotgun Do Against An Army of Crazed Rioters?
Answer: Bring them to a halt, quickly!
This gives the locals time to buy up some shotgun ammo and determine where the best line of fire would be for various situations.
When the action is about to take place, beginners will talk caliber, professionals will discuss tactics.
If the city council makes it law that all marchers will be required to put forth liability insurance before a permit will be issued and this is enforced by the towns business and property owners standing firm with loaded shotguns, there will not be a riot.
Because they think the charges are appropriate and hispanics do not think in a herd mentality. Did you defend Ted Bundy? I do not understand why so many are asking the same question you are. It goes right over my little head. Do you really think hispanics defend people simply because they are hispanic? They dont vote that way either. Henry Bonilla was my congresscritter. He never got the hispanic vote. One’s ethnicity does not make you stupid.
good afternoon hoosiermama...wonder if someone from fla could help me. It is my understanding Zimmerman will not face simple manslaughter but aggravated manslaughter, the aggravating factor being Martin’s age..same as if he had shot a police officer....this carries minimum 25 to life. But wish someone from fla could confirm this.
You mentioned when we were brainstorming the other evening that he had not seen his brother in years.
Maybe the brother is living in South America with his mother’s family. George could join them. He would have duel citizenship just like Obuma. Just sayin......
I can be impartial.
If he were dark skinned he’d be a “black Hispanic”. They’re always fair and impartial.
BTW what 20th century nation scrapped it’s race code, the one that judged people by their skin color?
...and the ensuing lawsuits?
I guess he could hoosiermama...but is that really constructive? The country he arrives in does not have to accept him and might not because he is facing aggravated manslaughter probably. And since we are not asking for death penalty, even if he gets into the country, most likely, wont they extradite him?
Or is he a black white?
HLN reporting Zimmerman has voluntarily surrendered in Tallahassee. Sp???
I don't have a better solution.
Our differences are deeply fundamental, and wholly intractable.
I hope the ‘judge’ sues the pants off those who put his son in this situation. They NEED suing - every last one!! And let his son live in luxury for the rest of his life.