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Racially charged social media postings may come up at Zimmerman trial
The Kansas City Star ^ | May 2, 2012 | Frances Robles

Posted on 05/03/2012 1:55:26 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

George Zimmerman's defense attorney says he will not comment on a Myspace page that portrays his client in a "less-than-favorable" light, because the racially charged social media postings could come up at his murder trial.

But he hinted that if Zimmerman's postings will be scrutinized in court, Trayvon Martin's would be too.

McClatchy Newspapers reported that Zimmerman had a Myspace account in 2005 in which he wrote insulting remarks about Mexicans. He referred to an ex-girlfriend as a "hoe," talked about beating a felony rap and complained that every Mexican he ran into pulled a knife on him. One line suggested that friends went to jail rather than snitch on him.

"Workin 96 hours to get a decent pay check, gettin knifes pulled on you by every mexican you run into!" Zimmerman wrote.

Defense attorney Mark O'Mara said Zimmerman's account had been hacked and abandoned - but acknowledged that the posts cited by McClatchy Newspapers were written by his client.

A crucial element in Zimmerman's criminal case is whether he racially profiled Martin when he followed him Feb. 26, got into a fight with him and then shot him. Zimmerman denies profiling Martin and claims he shot him to save his own life.

Martin's family's attorney, Benjamin Crump, told McClatchy Newspapers that the Myspace posting was disturbing because it demonstrates Zimmerman's "pattern of profiling."

"It's one thing to think something like that, but to type it?" Crump said. "You really gotta be racist. You really have to have ill will and malice."

In a statement posted on his website Wednesday, O'Mara published one of Crump's quotes, and noted: "We believe that inviting public scrutiny of the contents of this social media account invites scrutiny of the social media accounts of all parties involved....

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: florida; georgezimmerman; internet; trayvonmartin
Mr. Crump ain't doin' his clients any favors. But I'm guessing he couldn't care less about that.
1 posted on 05/03/2012 1:55:43 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
McClatchy Newspapers reported that Zimmerman had a Myspace account in 2005 in which he wrote insulting remarks about Mexicans...."It's one thing to think something like that, but to type it?" Crump said. "You really gotta be racist. You really have to have ill will and malice."

What, Crump, was Zimmerman's attacker part Mexican now? What was Saint Skittles' twitter account name, there, Crump? Was it "no limit n-word"?

In March, conservative bloggers discovered Martin had a Twitter account, where he looked older and wore gold covers on his teeth. He often re-tweeted crude jokes riddled with foul language and posted offensive lyrics to popular rap songs.

Of course conservative bloggers had to do it, because the "objective media" supposedly COVERING the story were too busy creating a saint out of Zimmerman's attacker was very UNCURIOUS about his past. They were too busy swallowing the Sharpton Lynch Mob Kool-Aid.

Crump wondered whether O'Mara's unwillingness to discuss Zimmerman's social media account means he is backing off the digital social network strategy...

Probably not, it probably means he won't try the case in public. Zimmerman's attacker will no doubt be fully vetted by the defense in this case, and I'm thinkin' it won't be pretty.

By the way Crump, did you see George's head after his attacker had banged it into the sidewalk? Pretty bloody.

2 posted on 05/03/2012 2:09:43 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Since when is saying every Mexican he meets pulls a knife on him racist? Sounds like the truth to me, according to dealings I had with gangs of them in Stockton, CA back in the mid to late 50s. Telling the truth is now racist. Besides, I didn’t think TM was a Mexican.


3 posted on 05/03/2012 2:20:50 AM PDT by calex59
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To: calex59

I hope they post the Tragen crap too....lets see what kind of young man he was...violent, angry, hateful IIRC...


4 posted on 05/03/2012 2:24:58 AM PDT by cherry
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve been watching the GOP-e for too long - I get surprised that there are people who fight back against media attacks.


5 posted on 05/03/2012 2:25:59 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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I see...Zimmerman deserved to be beaten to death without the opportunity to defend himself. Any other action on his part is murder--because he might have called women and Mexicans names.

What does it even matter if Zimmerman called Martin a n***** or even started a fight? Because you pick a fight you deserve to die if you can't win it? No "disproportionate responses" to save your own life? If this is a legitimate prosecution point, we are doomed.

6 posted on 05/03/2012 2:41:57 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He merely cares that this case goes to a criminal trial. He's smart enough to know there is no evidence to win. This is the last needed step for him to be able to sue and/or "extort" a settlement later in a civil trial. GZ has no money, he's wanting to go after the SPD, Seminole County, or the State of Florida itself. Only then does he get his payoff.

Say what you will about "Team Skittles", but they have played the very willing Lame Stream Media like a violin from the very start in a very well organized effort in trying this case in the media, lies be damned. Ryan Julison's PR campaigned was evil, but brilliant - so far. At this point, this is the REAL story of this case.

This, incidentally, is essentially the same team (Julison, Parks and Crump, Natalie Jackson, et al) who engineered the Pigford settlements.

No respect for them, but their manipulation of a willing National Media has brought them their sought after results in the past. $$$$. They are poised to do so again.

7 posted on 05/03/2012 2:50:58 AM PDT by TotusTuus (Christos Voskrese!)
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To: calex59

Mr. Zimmerman is a combined Hispanic (Peruvian), black and white individaul. How he can be accused of racism is beyond me.


8 posted on 05/03/2012 2:52:28 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: TotusTuus

Under “Stand Your Ground” not only can Mr. Zimmerman not be tried again for this, but he cannot be sued in civil court.


9 posted on 05/03/2012 2:53:51 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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The Left is trying to set up a federal Civil Rights case against George cuz they know the judge is gonna laugh the lame and politically motivated state prosecution into the trash.

Remember the LA cops in the King beating—found not guilty on the evidence by the state, found guilty of un-PC aka “civil rights violating” policing by the Feds and then thrown in jail.

George is gonna do time no matter what or it's Helter Skelter—black racism is America's jihadism and like the Islamonazis, only blood or unconditional surrender is gonna satisfy them.

10 posted on 05/03/2012 3:00:37 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("So the RINOs won with Romney--u gonna help Obama get reelected now!?!?")
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To: TotusTuus

I mean to say, because of how the Stand Your Ground law is written for Florida, Crump CANNOT sue civilly if GZ gets off because of it. Crump merely needs the criminal case to go to trial in order to open the door for him. He doesn’t need a conviction. That is why the push and rhetoric for an arrest was so important. Crump is not a criminal lawyer and does not prosecute, the State of Florida does that. He needs these certain steps to be accomplished in order for him to sue in civil court. Remember the push to bring in the Federal DOJ? There’s a reason.


11 posted on 05/03/2012 3:02:17 AM PDT by TotusTuus (Christos Voskrese!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Exactly! Hence their need to use Julison to feed the National Media their well crafted narrative to “force” the arrest.


12 posted on 05/03/2012 3:05:49 AM PDT by TotusTuus (Christos Voskrese!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In 2005, Zimmerman was 21....apparently struggling and apparently around some rough folks. In regard to what he said about Mexicans, the truth doesn’t make you a racist.


13 posted on 05/03/2012 3:18:44 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

Imagine the outrage if someone pulled up Trayvon Martin’s 4th grade report card or discipline record from 7 years ago, or his MySpace page from way back then.


14 posted on 05/03/2012 3:25:01 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Mr. Zimmerman is a combined Hispanic (Peruvian), black and white individaul. How he can be accused of racism is beyond me.

Easy. It's the white part that's racist.

15 posted on 05/03/2012 4:08:05 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“You really gotta be racist. You really have to have ill will and malice.”

Horsesh1t.

Maybe you call a spade a spade....

as it were of course.

None of this is germain to the case before the jury.

Lets see the poor chile’s postings...I understand they were quite the thug show...


16 posted on 05/03/2012 4:11:45 AM PDT by Adder (Da bro has GOT to go!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t know quite what’ll happen if the case is dismissed pre-trial on self-defence grounds, but I’ll keep those of you in close proximity to large populations of “audacious, daring urban youths” (as the media is so fond of describing them) in my thoughts and prayers.

It’ll be fun to watch the race pimps heads explode.

If Angela “Nifong” Corey has no game changing evidence, she should be the only one who ends up on trial.


17 posted on 05/03/2012 5:26:25 AM PDT by gzzimlich
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

***McClatchy Newspapers reported that Zimmerman had a Myspace account in 2005 in which he wrote insulting remarks about Mexicans.****

So? I’ve known US born Latinos who despise illegal Mexican aliens.


18 posted on 05/03/2012 5:50:43 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: calex59

Live like a thug, die like a thug.

A cop lost his job for posting this particular truth online.

It would appear that truth is racist now.


19 posted on 05/03/2012 7:41:35 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Really Mr Crump? Have you seen sweet lil’ Tray’s tweets? I mean the ones that you couldn’t delete from the outer reaches of the internet?


20 posted on 05/03/2012 8:50:15 AM PDT by Jaded (Really? Seriously?)
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funny how the media can report on old posts from a dead website but they can’t find any records of anything the man who is the president of the US has ever done in his life, ever..


21 posted on 05/03/2012 2:28:16 PM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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