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Gov. Scott, in West Palm Beach, says Trayvon's family deserves justice
palmbeachpost.com ^ | April 16, 2012 | George Bennett

Posted on 04/16/2012 8:08:32 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

WEST PALM BEACH — Gov. Rick Scott got a reminder of the worldwide impact of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin at an international business conference here today.

When Scott appeared before a luncheon crowd of about 500 people from 20 different countries at the Palm Beach Strategic Forum, the moderator's first question was about the "serious concerns" that tourists and businesses might have about Florida and its "Stand Your Ground" self-defense law following the Feb. 26 killing of Martin.

Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old, was shot in a Sanford gated community by a neighborhood watch volunteer who claims he acted in self-defense.

Scott told the crowd at the Palm Beach County Convention Center that he had met with Martin's parents and "my commitment to them was that justice will prevail."

He told the group that a task force headed by Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll will review Stand Your Ground and other laws. And Scott voiced confidence in special prosecutor Angela Corey of Jacksonville.

"She believes the same way I do. We've got to have justice for Trayvon's family and due process for George Zimmerman," Scott said. "We're doing the right thing, and justice will prevail."

Corey filed second-degree murder charges against Zimmerman last week.

The shooting of Martin, who was black, has heightened racial tensions and drawn attention to the Stand Your Ground law, which allows a person to use deadly force if he or she feels it is necessary to prevent death or bodily harm.

Scott rejected the idea that Corey filed charges in response to public pressure.

"I've known Angela and I don't think Angela gets influenced by things other than what the facts are," Scott told reporters at the convention center.

"She's somebody that cares about victims, she wants due process for everybody involved, she wants to get the facts out. So she makes her decisions based on the facts and what's right," Scott said.

Scott also mentioned that a task force headed by Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll will be reviewing the state's laws, including the Stand Your Ground law.

Scott also spent about an hour speaking with about 30 business leaders at the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches. The governor repeated his calls for lower taxes and less regulation to make Florida more attractive for business and offered to make phone calls to businesses thinking of relocating to the state.


TOPICS: US: Florida
KEYWORDS: blackkk; florida; georgezimmerman; trayvonmartin

1 posted on 04/16/2012 8:08:38 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Zimmerman was tried and found guilty in the media. Enough already. Send down the new Black Panther party to settle it.


2 posted on 04/16/2012 8:10:11 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Scott = fail. A total spineless eunuch. The Skittles defense - anyone carrying Skittles trumps the Constitution.


3 posted on 04/16/2012 8:15:19 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Oh look, another republican trying to whore black votes.

Shocking.


4 posted on 04/16/2012 8:15:19 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Governor Scott you are just about to turn the voters who put you into office, against you.

If I hear much more of this nonsense I will be one vote you will no longer get. I voted for you last time.


5 posted on 04/16/2012 8:15:51 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Tailgunner Joe

***The shooting of Martin, who was black...***

This always seems to get mentioned, but I don’t even see Mr. Zimmerman’s race or ethnicity anywhere - mmmmmmmm.......

Guess ‘white hispanic’ didn’t pack the punch it was supposed to. Now the press will let the reader assume Zimmerman is a white boy, and let the race-baiting chips fall where they may.


6 posted on 04/16/2012 8:16:08 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Stop feeding the beast; spend money only with those who support traditional American values.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

More weak surrender monkey pubbie BS.


7 posted on 04/16/2012 8:17:53 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Romney crowd is stinking up FR. This place needs an enema.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

He got justice when he attacked Jorge Zimmerman, until proven otherwise.


8 posted on 04/16/2012 8:18:12 PM PDT by omega4179
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To: yarddog

If Jeff Atwater decided to run in the primary, he would have my vote over Scott in a heartbeat.


9 posted on 04/16/2012 8:18:25 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Tailgunner Joe

If “justice” means getting what you deserve, Trayvon got his “justice” back in February from the business end of pissed off citizen’s gun.


10 posted on 04/16/2012 8:20:26 PM PDT by festusbanjo (Planning my escape regardless of which party is in charge.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I wish one of these loud mouths would define “justice”. What do they want? A lynching?


11 posted on 04/16/2012 8:20:52 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for the 47% to start paying their "fair share" of income taxes. Hypocrites!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

They ARe definign ‘justice’- the ‘new justice’ the ‘new black panther justice’ Wghich when annylized shows thaqt justice means revenge for black folks, and injustice for those who dared lift a figner to defend themselves agaisnt said black folk

Yes- they want a lynching- They got the ok from barack obama- dear leader- to go ahead with a vigilante lyncvhing, and they are running all the way into the end zone with that pass to them- Even our pre3sident isn’t man enough to stand up for true justice and is so riddled with racism that he turns a blind eye tlo true justice- No wonder he is aattackign religion and hte supreme courts because thse two institutions point out that injusticve is a sin and crime


12 posted on 04/16/2012 8:27:02 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: chris37

He’ll get two black votes, and lose 20,000 white ones. What an a**hole. So glad I voted for him.


13 posted on 04/16/2012 8:29:41 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: yarddog

“Governor Scott you are just about to turn the voters who put you into office, against you.”

I was in NY when he was elected but I liked him. This shameless pandering to the race baiters and willingness to throw almost white Zimmerman under the bus turns me off completely. I was ready to support him with campaign money and my vote. Now I’m not sure he’ll get either.


14 posted on 04/16/2012 8:30:12 PM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

[[”I’ve known Angela and I don’t think Angela gets influenced by things other than what the facts are,” Scott told reporters at the convention center.]]

governor Rick Scott- you asre a lying piece of crap- and if real true justice is alive and well in this country, you will not win your election attempt- this country does NOT need sellout power hungry liars who thwart true justice for the sake of votres and hwo stand o na podium and without blinkling lie hteirough hteir teeth about what corey did- you sir know damn well corey did NOT have neough evidence to charge zimmerman, and I hope that george sues Corey for falsely charign him and sues you for biasing the public agaisnt zimmerman hopign to railroad him and thwart justice-


15 posted on 04/16/2012 8:31:15 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“...world wide impact...”

What a pantload that statement is!


16 posted on 04/16/2012 8:36:50 PM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
There is a better than 50/50 chance that Trayvon's family has already received justice.

Trayvon, too.

17 posted on 04/16/2012 8:39:07 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (For every black person murdered by a white, thirty-nine white people are murdered by blacks.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

All that pandering is going to look pretty foolish if Zimmerman is found not guilty.


18 posted on 04/16/2012 8:42:53 PM PDT by MizSterious (Now that Perry's out, I guess I'll just have to vote for "Generic Republican Candidate")
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To: TADSLOS

You never saw this picture often...
http://www.ebaumsworld.com/pictures/view/81264567/


19 posted on 04/16/2012 8:43:34 PM PDT by sanjuanbob (Festina Lente)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"We've got to have justice for Trayvon's family..."

Funny, I didn't know justice was available for only one side of the picture.

Whatever happened to JUSTICE FOR ALL?

20 posted on 04/16/2012 8:50:32 PM PDT by shhrubbery! (NIH!)
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To: yarddog
“the moderator's first question was about the “serious concerns” that tourists and businesses might have about Florida and its “Stand Your Ground” self-defense law following the Feb. 26 killing of Martin.

Unadulterated Bovine Scatology!

One year ago the headlines read - Gunned down in Florida

Two ‘fun-loving’ British friends Murdered enjoying a holiday of a lifetime. University friends James Cooper, 25, and James Kouzaris, 24, were murdered in Newtown, a deprived part of the city of Sarasota, in the early hours of Saturday.

The silence is deafening. Nope, no outrage here.

Our daily dose of socialist marxist hypocrisy

Yet . . . we attack our own for not saying to their face and for the lamestream media to record "shove it up their arse." Come on . . . no wonder our cause loses. Walker ain't the enemy. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1377840/James-Cooper-James-Kouzaris-gunned-Florida-holiday-lifetime.html#ixzz1sGSgcEkQ

21 posted on 04/16/2012 8:55:12 PM PDT by saywhatagain
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To: EEGator

Oh, it’ll balance out though, since one black black is worth like forty white whites and sixty white hispanics now.


22 posted on 04/16/2012 8:57:10 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
We've got to have justice for Trayvon's family and due process for George Zimmerman," Scott said.

And then a right proper hangin'.

23 posted on 04/16/2012 9:07:32 PM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“...worldwide impact of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin...”

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My ass.

Any “impact” is just the CommieMedia reporting on the incessant echo of their own propagandizing.

No civilized person ANYWHERE, gives a crap about the gangsta wanna-be Martin.


24 posted on 04/16/2012 9:14:02 PM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"She (special prosecutor Angela Corey) believes the same way I do. We've got to have justice for Trayvon's family and due process for George Zimmerman," Scott said.

Gov. Scott said it just right. He covered both bases.

25 posted on 04/16/2012 9:40:51 PM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Trayvon’s family can’t handle justice. They want something else.


26 posted on 04/16/2012 9:45:45 PM PDT by pallis
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To: festusbanjo

Well said. Trayvon already got justice after attacking a good Samaritan.


27 posted on 04/17/2012 12:35:40 AM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The Martin Family may not be very accepting of the Justice they and Trayvon will receive. And as for the Governor? He might not like what happens to the rest of his political career, Conservatives loath pandering for votes.


28 posted on 04/17/2012 3:15:43 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Does this whimp think this is going to get him a ton of votes or something. Republicans have no principals really. They’re just tools.
All they do is spend their days in power worrying about getting the left to love them a little.

Screw it.


29 posted on 04/17/2012 5:17:59 AM PDT by snarkytart (http://www.freerepubli224%2C1)
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To: yarddog

Conservatives in FLA need to call his office and remind him of this.


30 posted on 04/17/2012 5:19:45 AM PDT by snarkytart (http://www.freerepubli224%2C1)
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To: MichaelCorleone

And the funny thing is Zimmerman looks all Hispanic and I would bet identifies himself as such on forms etc.


31 posted on 04/17/2012 5:21:04 AM PDT by snarkytart (http://www.freerepubli224%2C1)
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To: The Working Man

Yep and look at this:

“Scott also mentioned that a task force headed by Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll will be reviewing the state’s laws, including the Stand Your Ground law. “

Disgusting pandering Republican. No wonder people want a real conservative third party.
Weak ass Governor.


32 posted on 04/17/2012 5:22:46 AM PDT by snarkytart (http://www.freerepubli224%2C1)
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To: shhrubbery!; All

In case we all forget:

Lady justice wears a blindfold, she does not see race, age, fortune, threats, intimidation.....She is blind for a reason.

(Florida government officials need to be reminded by sll of us)


33 posted on 04/17/2012 12:07:30 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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