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  • Trayvon's homophobic slur [video at link]

    07/17/2013 12:16:51 PM PDT · by grundle · 10 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | July 17, 2013
    Exclusive: Molotov Mitchell offers unique interpretation of 'creepy a-- cracka' [video at link]
  • Soap in a sponge: The enduring myth that George Zimmerman was told not to get out of his car

    07/17/2013 1:40:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | July 17, 2013 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    There are many lessons to be learned from the media miscoverage of the George Zimmerman shooting of Trayvon Martin. We’ve dealt repeatedly with the false “hoodie” and racial narratives, the ludicrous audio and video analyzes, and the misunderstanding of the role Stand Your Ground played [actually, did not play] in the case. We’ve seen post-trial articles about how the prosecution failed to “humanize” Trayvon, without addressing that the prosecution deliberately didn’t go there because it would have brought into evidence Trayvon’s history of fighting, drug use and illegal weapons possession. Rachel Jeantel’s post-trial interview on CNN also raised the possibility...
  • Rachel Jeantel says Trayvon Martin thought George Zimmerman was gay [video interview]

    07/17/2013 12:32:19 PM PDT · by grundle · 40 replies
  • Star Zimmerman witness implodes (Jack Cashill)

    06/28/2013 5:41:48 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 84 replies
    WND ^ | 6/28/2013 | Jack Cashill
    Defense attorney Don West quickly established that Jeantel was 18 at the time of the shooting not 16, that she had not been hospitalized, and that she was not Martin’s girlfriend. He also confirmed that she lied about the hospitalization under oath, West walked Jeantel through the various stories she had been telling since first going public, emphasizing their discrepancies. The most significant of those discrepancies was her claim in later interviews of having heard Martin yelling “get off, get off” once he dropped the phone after a physical exchange with Zimmerman. West made a strong case that these later...
  • Commentary: A Witness for Trayvon Who Stands Her Ground

    06/28/2013 8:23:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 166 replies
    Black Entertainment Television ^ | June 27, 2013 | Jonathan P. Hicks
    I must admit, I’m kinda feeling Rachel Jeantel. While watching the proceedings in the George Zimmerman trial in the death of Trayvon Martin, I have found the two days of testimony by the last person to speak with the 17-year-old student to be nothing short of riveting. Let’s be honest. Jeantel is not your average witness. She is a 19-year-old Miami resident who is due to complete high school next year. Her speech mannerisms are utterly urban, about as far from the queen’s English as one could imagine. And her disposition on the stand ranged from annoyance to sheer antagonism....
  • Trayvon’s Friend Rachel Jeantel Prompts National Debate About Black Youth Culture

    06/28/2013 11:41:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 142 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | June 28, 2013 | Nick Chiles
    Jeantel and attorney West After Rachel Jeantel left the witness stand following another six hours of grueling cross-examination by George Zimmerman’s lawyers, she immediately prompted a national debate about the language and attitudes of black youth culture and whether her testimony had helped or hurt the defendant. Jeantel was billed as the prosecution’s star witness because she was the last person to talk on the phone to Trayvon Martin right before he was killed by a gunshot from Zimmerman. Her testimony is crucial because she reported that Zimmerman aggressively followed 17-year-old through the subdivision until he had no choice but...
  • Star Witness Against George Zimmerman Flops Big Time

    06/28/2013 11:39:38 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 46 replies
    The New American ^ | 28 June 2013 | Alex Newman
    Rachel Jeantel Rachel Jeantel, the prosecution's "star witness" against George Zimmerman, endured an embarrassing grilling both inside the Florida courtroom and in the national media. Star Witness Against George Zimmerman Flops Big Time The New American 28 June 2013 The prosecution's "star witness" against former neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman, accused of murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, endured an embarrassing grilling both inside the Florida courtroom and in the national media. From potentially incriminating social-media posts publicized by reporters to major gaffes during her testimony, Rachel Jeantel, 19 (shown), has sparked even more criticism of what legal...
  • Trayvon Martin’s Stepmother Speaks Out: ‘They Ignore Me…But I Raised Him’ [VIDEO]

    06/30/2013 4:37:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    News One For Black America ^ | June 30, 2013 | Kirsten West Savali
    In an emotional interview with Anderson Cooper, Trayvon Martin‘s stepmother, Alicia Stanley, opened up about her inconsolable grief at the loss of a boy she helped to raise for 14 years, Zimmerman’s guilt, Trayvon’s character and being ignored by Trayvon’s father, Tracy Martin. Her voice shaking with pain and tears in her eyes, Stanley explained that she had helped raise Trayvon since he was 3-years-old, and that he was at her home with his father and her daughters “90 percent” of the time. “Trayvon was a kind person, a loving person,” Stanley told Cooper. “He loved children, babies. You know...
  • Saint Trayvon: Why Trayvon Martin’s killer may go free, & why that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

    07/04/2013 11:33:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    The Urban Twist ^ | July 4, 2013 | Fernando "The Word Pimp" Quijano III
    I started this article over a year ago, when the wounds of Trayvon Martin’s death were still fresh. I never finished it, in part, because the emotions were still so raw. There hadn’t been enough time to process what had happened to that young man who only wanted to get back home with his Skittles & tea and watch basketball, only rage and disgust. Then there was the feeling that nagged me, a sense that Trayvon Martin’s killer might get off. The rage and disgust are gone–not gone, never gone–subsided; but I still can’t shake that feeling. Keeping up with...
  • CNN: Is ‘black manhood’ on trial in Zimmerman case?

    07/08/2013 9:13:07 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 91 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8 Jul 2013 | Jeff Poor
    In an article posted on The Nation’s website last week, Mychal Denzel-Smith suggested that in the George Zimmerman trial underway for the murder of Trayvon Martin, it isn’t Zimmerman who is on trial, but Martin and black manhood. Denzel-Smith made an appearance on Sunday’s “CNN Newsroom” to back up that claim and accuse Zimmerman of depicting Martin as a “very cartoonish version” of a 17-year-old black boy. “To believe Zimmerman’s story, I think, because to me it reads like a very cartoonish version of what a 17-year-old black boy would say and do in this situation,” Denzel-Smith said. “I think...
  • Was Trayvon Martin Rear-Ended by Zimmerman? Z was intoxicated with own agenda and ambition

    07/09/2013 11:46:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    EURWeb ^ | July 9, 2013 | Larry Buford
    *On Monday (7/8) the defense attorneys in the George Zimmerman trial brought forth testimony from a parade of witnesses who vouched that the screams for help on the 911 tapes were those of Zimmerman and not Trayvon Martin. Legal analysts called it a victory for the defense, claiming the testimony of Trayvon’s father Tracy Martin was weak and contradictory. However, the father did raise one simple question that seems to be largely overlooked – why did Zimmerman leave his car in the first place to go after his son? It would seem the prosecution’s best strategy would have been to...
  • 'Crackers,' a 'teenage mammy' -- the sorry truth about race and Zimmerman trial (OK, then fizzles)

    07/12/2013 5:05:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 11, 2013 | Juan Williams
    "White Hispanics," "Creepy-Ass Crackers," "Teenage Mammies," and "Suspicious A--holes who always get away" -- that is the vernacular of the George Zimmerman trial. George Zimmerman faces life in jail as a jury considers second-degree murder charges against him for killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. But thanks to the media he is already sentenced to life in the American public's mind as a racist. NBC edited a tape of Zimmerman’s call to police as he was following Martin to make him appear to be focused on Martin’s race. The New York Times has referred to him in unique racial terms as a...
  • Zimmerman lawyer says Martin was lying in wait to attack

    07/12/2013 11:56:50 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 40 replies
    Observer ^ | Friday, July 12, 2013 2:38:33 EDT PM | Daniel Trotta and Barbara Liston
    SANFORD, Fla. - Trayvon Martin spent four long minutes preparing to attack George Zimmerman, time when he lay in wait before throwing the first punch in a confrontation that ended in his death, Zimmerman's defence lawyer said in closing arguments on Friday. Lead defence lawyer Mark O'Mara attempted to shift the blame to Martin, the unarmed, black 17-year-old whom Zimmerman shot dead last year. O'Mara told the jury there was "factual and undeniable evidence" that Zimmerman should be found not guilty. ... To convict Zimmerman of second-degree murder, a charge that could lead to a sentence of life in prison,...
  • Rachel Jeantel Tells Piers She And Trayvon Feared Zimmerman Might Be Rapist

    07/16/2013 3:13:18 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 60 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 7/16/2013 | Mediaite
    During her lengthy interview with Piers Morgan last night, star witness Rachel Jeantel described how she and Trayvon Martin feared that George Zimmerman was a “rapist” following the 17-year-old teenager. Asked whether there was any doubt in her mind as to whether Martin “absolutely believed” Zimmerman was “pursuing him” that evening in 2012, Jeantel replied in the affirmative. He was “freaked out” about it, she said, especially after she had suggested to the late teenager that Zimmerman “might be a rapist.”
  • Rachel Jeantel: Trayvon Thought Zimmerman was a Gay Rapist and Trayvon Wasn't "That Kind of Way"

    07/16/2013 12:43:52 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 92 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 7/16/2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: An entirely new perspective on this whole sordid incident was provided by Rachel Jeantel last night on CNN. Everybody's been under the impression that Zimmerman was a racist, and that's why he went after Trayvon. I went to great lengths yesterday, folks, to break this down and tell you what I think this was really all about. I'm not gonna repeat that but it is at Essentially, it was about economics. You've got a bunch of people in this community that are barely hanging on. They've worked very hard to get where they are and there...
  • Church Sign Generates Emotional Debate Over Race After Zimmerman Verdict

    07/16/2013 11:11:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 7/16/13 | cbs
    CHICAGO (CBS) – A sign posted outside a south suburban church is generating a powerful debate over race in the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict. The marquee outside the First Baptist Church of University Park earlier this week read: “It Is Safe To Kill Black People In Amerikkka.” On Saturday, a jury of six women in Florida acquitted Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Several comments on the church’s Facebook page took issue with the reference to the Ku Klux Klan in the word Amerikkka, with many saying the church’s sign is hateful and divisive and implies...
  • 'National Gay Blood Drive' Protests FDA Ban on Gay Donors

    07/15/2013 2:41:42 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 42 replies
    After Marshall Duer-Balkind, 30, exited a blood donation center on Friday morning, he held up a long green form as evidence that he had been rejected as a blood donor. On the form Duer-Balkind pointed out that section that disqualified him from being a blood donor because of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration policy that bans men who have sex with men from giving blood. After Duer-Balkind showed the form to two volunteers from the National Gay Blood Drive demonstration, the volunteers pulled out a red ink pad and stamped “Rejected” on his forearm. The stamp was proof that...
  • LGBT groups call for justice for Trayvon Martin

    07/15/2013 4:47:05 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 51 replies ^ | July 15, 2013 | Lisa Neff
    A coalition of LGBT civil rights groups on July 15 signed an open letter calling for justice for Trayvon Martin, the black teenager fatally shot in Sanford, Fla., last February by George Zimmerman. A jury of six has found Zimmerman, who says he acted in self-defense after following Martin with a gun, not guilty of second-degree homicide or the lesser charge of manslaughter. The statement from the LGBT rights coalition, released as an increasing number of civil rights groups are calling for Justice Department action, said, "We cannot begin to imagine the continued pain and suffering endured by Trayvon MartinÂ’s...
  • Prosecutor: Zimmerman 'Profiled' Trayvon

    07/11/2013 1:23:20 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Jul 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    “This defendant decided that the victim was up to no good,” said prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda. The prosecutor said, “In the defendant’s mind, this was a criminal, and he was tired of criminals out there. That’s not a bad thing…but he went over the line.” de la Rionda claimed that Zimmerman wanted to make sure that Trayvon Martin didn’t get out of the neighborhood. “This defendant was sick and tired of it, and so he decided he was going to be what he wanted to be: a police officer,” said the prosecutor. “He assumed Trayvon Martin was a criminal....