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  • Sybrina Fulton: 'I Can Wait A Year' For Justice (Trayvon Martin's mother)

    04/26/2012 9:17:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | April 26, 2012 | Staff
    Days after George Zimmerman was freed on bail to await a second-degree murder trial for shooting Trayvon Martin, Sybrina Fulton, Martin's mother, says she's "willing to wait for justice to be served" in her son's case. Speaking with Tell Me More host Michel Martin, Fulton also says that she feels like "I have a little hole in my heart. And that little hole is caused by the tragedy of Trayvon's death." The Trayvon Martin case has sparked a national debate on topics ranging from race and teen fashion to gun control and self-defense laws, after the unarmed teenager was killed...
  • Rubio Praises U.N., World Bank, IMF for Not Asserting ‘Narrow American Interests’

    04/26/2012 6:52:25 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 109 replies
    cns news ^ | Thursday April 26, 2012 | Michael W. Chapman
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who was elected to his first term with help from the Tea Party in 2010 and who is sometimes cited as a potential GOP vice presidential pick, lauded the United Nations, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for following their respective visions instead of asserting “narrow American interests” in a speech today on U.S. foreign policy. In remarks at the liberal Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., Rubio sketched the advances made globally since the end of World War II as a result of America’s leadership. “The purpose of the institutions we established, from...
  • George Zimmerman: the black, Hispanic, Peruvian, kind-hearted non-white, not-racist poster boy

    04/26/2012 4:37:26 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    BookwormRoom.com ^ | 4-25-2012 | Bookworm
    “Facts are stubborn things.”I love that quotation. John Adams said it back in 1774 when he took on the unpopular job of defending the British troops charged with the killings in the event now known as the Boston Massacre. Arguing off those same stubborn facts, Adams was able to get those troops acquitted.“Facts are stubborn things.” You can lie about them and you can try to bury them, but they have a bad habit of revealing themselves. Sometimes, these revelations can take decades or even centuries, but sometimes — especially in a modern media age — those stubborn facts demand...
  • The Release Reactions (Zimmerman)

    04/26/2012 4:21:01 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 22 replies
    Afro ^ | 4/25/12 | George Barnette
    After walking free for two months before he was charged, George Zimmerman was released on bond for murder charges. That release has many people questioning the judicial system. Zimmerman was released on $150,000 on April 23. He is required to wear a GPS monitoring device and to check in with courts if he goes to another state. That result is insufficient to many who think the process has been a joke. “This whole Trayvon case has been so confusing from the start. I don’t understand how someone who admittedly killed someone gets to stay out of jail for weeks before...
  • What if Zimmerman Gets an All White Jury?

    04/26/2012 12:00:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Hutchinson Report News ^ | April 25, 2012 | Earl Ofari Hutchinson
    Accused murderer of Trayvon Martin George Zimmerman almost certainly will eventually face a jury. And what if that jury is all white? A recent Duke University study showed that all white juries in Florida were more likely to convict a black defendant than mixed ethnic juries. Though Zimmerman isn’t black, the defense almost certainly will pull out all stops to make the case that Zimmerman was the real victim and that Martin was the aggressor. In essence this means that jurors will be asked to do a defendant and victim role reversal and put Martin on trial. The massive barrage...
  • NAACP Should Let Allen West Speak

    04/25/2012 8:42:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    The Root ^ | April 26, 2012 | David Swerdlick
    Writing for the Hill, The Root contributing editor David Swerdlick says the NAACP is wrong to shut down the congressman over his recent accusations about communism. Instead, he argues, members should listen to West and challenge him where they disagree. As the Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers reported last Friday, in the wake of West’s comments, the Martin County chapter rescinded its invitation to have him address its Freedom Fund Banquet, now rescheduled for September 15th. And the reason, according to chapter president Rev. Jerry Gore, is because “There’s a certain statement he made about communists” and “we do not represent...
  • George Zimmerman's Website Disabled

    04/25/2012 8:30:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Wednesday, Apr 25, 2012
    Website to help Sanford shooter with legal defense not functioningThe website that George Zimmerman set up to help raise money for his legal defense has been disabled. The website www.therealgeorgezimmerman was no longer functioning as of Tuesday. It was created almost two weeks ago by Zimmerman's family members to thank his supporters and also to receive donations from anyone who wanted to help with his legal defense.
  • New Moonbat Line of Attack: Rubio Campaigning With Romney as 'Homoerotic'

    04/25/2012 7:12:44 PM PDT · by mnehring · 31 replies
    Imagine if Rush Limbaugh said this about the two Johns ticket of Kerry and Edwards in 2004. Randi Rhodes does what she can to make her presence known in that barren wasteland known as liberal radio. Unfortunately, it usually consists of little more than bloviating inanities. (audio clip after page break) Here, for example, is her take on GOP Senator Marco Rubio of Florida campaigning with Mitt Romney in Pennsylvania -- I guess I'll call it the, is Marco Rubio too short to stand next to Mitt Romney tour/audition? That's what it is. And you know, and the answer is...
  • Poll: Floridians support George Zimmerman more than the Marlins or Rays

    04/25/2012 3:14:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | 4/24/12 | Rick Chandler
    Well, this is odd: In a recent poll, 26 percent of Florida residents say that George Zimmerman is innocent of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Know that for a fact, do you folks? Seems to me the “not sure” box is just begging to be checked on that survey. But this is odder still: that’s 10 percent more Florida residents than support the Tampa Bay Rays. And even fewer support the Miami Marlins.
  • Stand Your Ground makes sense

    04/25/2012 3:03:45 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 11 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday, April 25, 2012 | John Lott
    Call them what you will: “Stand Your Ground” or “Castle Doctrine” laws. Mayor Bloomberg and members of Congress, speaking on the House floor, go so far as to label them “shoot first” laws. This is a gross exaggeration — a slander, in fact, against legislation designed to reform a flaw in our treatment of self-defense. Earlier statutes affirmatively required potential victims to retreat as much as possible before using deadly force to protect themselves, sometimes putting their lives in jeopardy. The supposedly infamous laws passed in Florida and elsewhere, in contrast, use a “reasonable person” standard for determining when it...
  • New Black Panther chief defiant after racial rant

    04/25/2012 7:10:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | April 23, 2012 | Larry Clifton
    A Florida television station's claim that the Tampa Bay New Black Panther Chief, Michelle Williams, apologized for calling for a race war rings hollow. This month, Michelle Williams, Tampa leader of the New Black Panthers, called for a race riot on Bubba the Love Sponge's nationally syndicated radio show just before George Zimmerman’s arrest - days later she followed up with a tearful but remorseless television interview at Tampa Bay 10 News. Some of the racially derogatory comments made by the New Black Panthers chief that raised brows during Bubba’s Tampa Bay-based radio show included the following racial rant: “Let...
  • Jeff Atwater decides against GOP Senate run (Florida)

    04/25/2012 6:49:55 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 7 replies
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | April 25, 2012 | George Bennett
    Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater has decided not to enter the Republican primary for U.S. Senate after briefly considering a late bid. “As much as Carole and I are humbled by your calls, notes and messages to enter the US Senate race and carry our banner into the fight we believe we have a responsibility to finish the job Floridians elected us to do,” Atwater said in a weekend Facebook post. He’s less than 16 months into his four-year term as Florida CFO. Atwater, a North Palm Beach resident, said last week he was mulling a Senate bid after...
  • Poll: Cruz gaining on Dewhurst in U.S. Senate race

    04/25/2012 4:30:45 PM PDT · by Bevo · 10 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | April 25, 2012 | Kate Alexander
    UPDATED: Poll: Cruz gaining on Dewhurst in U.S. Senate race By Kate Alexander | Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 12:31 PM Updated at 2:45 p.m. with comment from Leppert campaign A new outside poll suggests that Ted Cruz is making up ground on Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in the Republican pirmary for U.S. Senate. Dewhurst still leads with the backing of 38 percent of the respondents but the support for Cruz has increased to 26 percent in the crowded primary. In January, the last time Public Policy Polling looked at the race, Cruz was favored by 18 percent of those surveyed....
  • Man Stomped On Train "Because I'm White"

    07/19/2011 8:15:49 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 64 replies
    WPIX-TV ^ | July 18, 2011 | Mary Murphy
    BRONX, NY (PIX11)— "I asked them to lower their voices and then they started in on me, 'Shut the f--- up, white boy. We'll beat the s--t out of you, cracker.'" Jason Fordell, 29, of the Bronx, said that was the first exchange he had with three black men and a Hispanic man on the #4 subway train near Grand Central early Sunday morning, and by the time the train got to Fordham Road, Fordell says he was being beaten and stomped by other passengers who were egging the original group on. "Eventually, half the car" joined in, Fordell told...
  • Who Is 'Racist'? (Thomas Sowell)

    04/23/2012 8:34:09 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 50 replies
    Whatever the ultimate outcome of the case against George Zimmerman for his shooting of Trayvon Martin, what has happened already is enough to turn the stomach of anyone who believes in either truth or justice. An amazing proportion of the media has given us a painful demonstration of the thinking — and lack of thinking — that prevailed back in the days of the old Jim Crow South, where complexion counted more than facts in determining how people were treated. One of the first things presented in the media was a transcript of a conversation between George Zimmerman and...
  • Jewish Ire 'Could Cost Obama Florida'

    04/25/2012 3:09:16 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/4/12 | Gil Ronen
    Liberal journalist Michael Tomasky, in a column for the Daily Beast / Newsweek, voiced concern Tuesday that President Barack Obama has lost 16% of his support among U.S. Jews and may lose the elections in key states like Florida, come November. Tomasky, who is also the editor-in-chief of Democracy, analyzed Obama's first term vis-ŕ-vis Israel and concluded that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu outfoxed the President. Tomasky cites a recent poll by the Public Religion Research Institute, in which 62% of 1,004 American Jews surveyed said that they would vote for Obama, noting that this is a sizeable downturn from 2008,...
  • George Zimmerman Has ‘Black Roots’

    04/25/2012 3:01:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    A Reuters investigation has plenty of interesting details about Zimmerman and the events leading up to the shooting: The 28-year-old insurance-fraud investigator comes from a deeply Catholic background and was taught in his early years to do right by those less fortunate. He was raised in a racially integrated household and himself has black roots through an Afro-Peruvian great-grandfather — the father of the maternal grandmother who helped raise him. A criminal justice student who aspired to become a judge, Zimmerman also concerned himself with the safety of his neighbors after a series of break-ins committed by young African-American men....
  • Will Zimmerman Have Special Hearing For Self-Defense Claim? SYG Hearing Held Before Trial

    04/25/2012 2:49:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    WESH-TV ^ | April 25, 2012
    SANFORD, Fla. -- The lawyer for the man accused of killing Trayvon Martin said it's too soon to know it they'll claim self-defense under the Stand Your Ground law. In Florida, if a person is charged with murder and is able to prove Stand Your Ground, then the case will never see trial, and experts said that is what they feel Zimmerman and his team will try and to prove. Zimmerman will have a special immunity hearing before the case ever goes to trial. At Zimmerman's bond hearing on Friday, one of the lead investigators said they did not know...
  • George Zimmerman: Prelude to a shooting (Reuters finds that GZ has black ancestors)

    04/25/2012 1:27:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    A pit bull named Big Boi began menacing George and Shellie Zimmerman in the fall of 2009. The first time the dog ran free and cornered Shellie in their gated community in Sanford, Florida, George called the owner to complain. The second time, Big Boi frightened his mother-in-law's dog. Zimmerman called Seminole County Animal Services and bought pepper spray. The third time he saw the dog on the loose, he called again. An officer came to the house, county records show. "Don't use pepper spray," he told the Zimmermans, according to a friend. "It'll take two or three seconds to...
  • Megyn Kelly Guest Alan Dershowitz Slams Zimmerman Prosecutor: Her Affidavit ‘Is A Crime’

    04/25/2012 12:53:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 25, 2012 | Alex Alvarez
    Lawyer, professor and political commentator Alan Dershowitz stopped by America Live Wednesday afternoon, where he shared his thoughts on the George Zimmerman case with host Megyn Kelly. In a nutshell: He thinks the case has gone to hell in a widely-publicized handbasket. Specifically, he believes that, if anyone should be tried in this case, it should be Special Prosecutor Angela Corey. “This affidavit,” he said, “submitted by the prosecutor in the Florida case is a crime. It’s a crime. If she in fact knew about ABC News’ pictures of the bloody head of Zimmerman and failed to include that in...
  • Report: NBC Miami reporter fired for edited Zimmerman tape that aired on “Today” show

    04/25/2012 12:47:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Poynter ^ | April 25, 2012 | Andrew Beaujon
    Jeff Burnside was fired Friday after making an edit to tape of George Zimmerman’s 911 call before he shot Trayvon Martin, SFLTV is reporting. Burnside, a reporter, still has a page on the website of Miami’s WTVJ, an affiliate owned and operated by NBC. It’s not unusual for networks to use reported material from their owned and operated affiliates, but it is unusual for such reporting to generate this much unwelcome attention. NBC’s “Today” show aired the tape, which removed context from Zimmerman’s conversation with a 911 operator. The original call transcript said: Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up...
  • Man Beaten By Mob, In Critical Condition (one of them said "Now thats justice for Trayvon.")

    04/23/2012 5:33:25 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 245 replies
    wkrg.com ^ | April 23, 2012 | WKRG Staff
    MOBILE, Alabama -- Mobile police need your help to catch a mob that beat Matthew Owens so badly that he's in critical condition. According to police, Owens fussed at some kids playing basketball in the middle of Delmar Drive about 8:30 Saturday night. They say the kids left and a group of adults returned, armed with everything but the kitchen sink. Police tell News 5 the suspects used chairs, pipes and paint cans to beat Owens. Owens' sister, Ashley Parker, saw the attack. "It was the scariest thing I have ever witnessed." Parker says 20 people, all African American, attacked...
  • Surrealist Norm Maxwell elevates Trayvon's soul

    04/23/2012 10:52:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Los Angeles Wave ^ | April 23, 2012 | Olu Alemoru, Staff Writer
    Urban street artist Norm Maxwell, whose pieces are prized by European collectors and sell for thousands of dollars, unveiled his latest work Saturday night at his studio gallery in L.A.’s Fairfax District. Maxwell, a native of Philadelphia, began his career as a graffiti artist in 1979, and merged his street art with classical aesthetics at the Hussian School of Art. He later went to become a renowned art director for artists like Missy Eliot and Madonna, and companies like Revlon. The reception, attended by Maxwell’s family, friends and admirers, was for “Rising Soul,” featuring three surreal canvases entitled “By Dawn’s...
  • It’s Not ‘Walking While White,’ It’s the Rodney King Syndrome (Moonbat spins Alabama mob beating)

    04/24/2012 7:59:04 PM PDT · by Qbert · 41 replies
    Taylor Marsh.com ^ | April 24th, 2012 | Taylor Marsh
    “Justice for Trayvon” mob beatings are now a rising cause for the right, with a horrific crime leaving one man in critical condition. Elevating “walking while white” is the most absurdly tortured false equivalency someone can hoist as an answer to George Zimmerman killing Trayvon Martin. But that’s what Erick Erickson was happy to legitimize when he drew attention to this post via Twitter.And this is the third racially-motivated attack in which the attackers explicitly cited “Justice for Trayvon” as a motivation or excuse for the brutal attacks. 1. The Baltimore Beating. This was the videotaped gang attack on a...
  • Case against George Zimmerman man be doomed

    04/24/2012 6:45:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Last week, media outlets filed motions to unseal the records concerning the arrest of George Zimmerman in connection with the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Sooner than later, the public will see what evidence special prosecutor Angela Corey has that warranted the filing of second-degree murder charges. Absent something new in Corey's file, one of America's best-known lawyers feels the case against Zimmerman is doomed. Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz believes that the murder charges will be thrown out. In a recent interview with me, Dershowitz acknowledged the low evidentiary bar necessary at this juncture but still opined that Corey...
  • Dershowitz: Zimmerman prosecutors should be investigated (References Mobile, AL racial beat-down)

    04/24/2012 1:37:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    The Examiner ^ | April 24, 2012 | Kevin Kervick
    Harvard Law School Professor Alan Dershowitz believes the prosecution team in the George Zimmerman case should be investigated to see if they committed a criminal act. On the Glenn Beck radio program today, Professor Dershowitz said he does not believe the Florida prosecution team had sufficient evidence to charge George Zimmerman with second degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida. Unless there is additional evidence, Dershowitz believes the second degree murder charge is baseless. Dershowitz added that he does not see any justification for the prosecution to withhold evidence. Furthermore, in an explosive charge, Dershowitz said...
  • University of Florida Eliminates Computer Science Department

    04/24/2012 12:47:46 PM PDT · by C19fan · 61 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 22, 2012 | Steven Salzberg
    Wow, no one saw this coming. The University of Florida announced this past week that it was dropping its computer science department, which will allow it to save about $1.7 million $1.4 million. The school is eliminating all funding for teaching assistants in computer science, cutting the graduate and research programs entirely, and moving the tattered remnants into other departments.
  • But What about Justice for Zimmerman?

    04/23/2012 11:55:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 24, 2012 | Lloyd Marcus
    I keep thinking of an episode of the 1973 TV show Kojak: The Marcus-Nelson Murders. Homicide detective Kojak suspects that the black teenager accused of murdering two white girls is being framed by his fellow detectives. The case gets a lot of media attention; politics and careers enter the mix. The frightened accused black kid pleads his innocence to detective Kojak who believes him. Kojak educates the defendant to the cold, harsh reality of the situation; he informs the kid that despite his innocence, the case has become such a political hot button, and because the police held the kid...
  • Biden Jokes about Secret Service Threatening to Shoot Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation

    04/23/2012 9:31:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 4/23/12 | Melanie Hunter
    Vice President Joe Biden visited the Florida Everglades on Monday to promote the Everglades Restoration Project and joked about his Secret Service detail threatening to shoot the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation commissioner. During his speech at Everglades National Park, Biden pointed out Commissioner Ronald Bergeron, who he said tried to convince him to visit the Everglades 10 years ago. Bergeron was appointed to the commission in 2007 by then Gov. Charlie Crist. “He wanted me to wrestle alligators. You all think I’m kidding. I’m not kidding. He’s one crazy son-of-a-gun. Where are you Ronnie? There he is.
  • D.L. Hughley: Putting the Blinders On

    04/23/2012 8:36:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Huffington Post | April 23, 2012 | D.L. Hughley
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dl-hugley/trayvon-martin-zimmerman_b_1445575.html
  • George Zimmerman Out on Bail: Twitter Reacts-Virtual lynch mob forms on social media site

    04/23/2012 5:46:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    WebProNews ^ | April 23, 2012 | Todd Rigney
    Much to the dismay of thousands of people across the United States, George Zimmerman was released on $150,000 bail. The event took place in the middle of the night, as to avoid any unnecessary confrontations with those who feel that Zimmerman should spend the rest of his life rotting behind bars. He will be tried for second degree murder in the fatal shooting of teenager Trayvon Martin later this year. Not surprisingly, this news did not settle well with many people. Now that he’s out of jail, authorities have to contend with yet another serious issue: Whether or not any...
  • Washington sues Florida city over firefighter tests

    04/23/2012 5:09:40 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 25 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | 23 Apr 2012
    MIAMI (Reuters) - The Justice Department sued the city of Jacksonville, Florida, on Monday, claiming its use of written tests to determine promotions in the city's fire department discriminates against African-Americans. The lawsuit followed a more than two-year investigation examining Jacksonville's record of promoting African-Americans for the ranks of lieutenant, captain, district chief and engineer dating back to 2004. It came after a separate lawsuit filed last year by two dozen Jacksonville firefighters challenging the city's promotional process. In the lawsuit, the firefighters alleged union officials unfairly shared exam questions with white workers but not with black workers ahead of...
  • Benjamin Crump Is Angry Zimmerman Is A Free Man Again

    04/23/2012 4:52:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    WTXL-TV ^ | April 23, 2012
    Tallahassee, FL -- Local attorney Benjamin Crump represents the family of Trayvon Martin, the 17 year old who George Zimmerman admits to killing calling it self-defense. George Zimmerman got to walk out of the John E. Polk Correctional Facility in Sanford Florida. He got into a car and drove away a free man after securing enough money to satisfy a 150,000 dollar bond set Friday. Attorney Benjamin Crump, Parks and Crump Attorney's At Law, says he was not happy about the latest development in the case. Crump says, "It is with a heavy heart that Trayvon's parents had to watch...
  • City rejects Sanford police chief's resignation

    04/23/2012 2:48:10 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies
    Raycom News Network ^ | April 23, 2012 | Theresa Seiger
    SANFORD, FL (RNN) - Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee Jr. announced Monday he would resign permanently from the city's police force, but the city commission is having none of it. Lee said early Monday he would resign immediately and permanently, and the commission planned to discuss his severance package at 4 p.m. ET. However, the AP reported the commission voted 3-2 to reject Lee's resignation. The majority voting in favor of the rejection cited the very public uproar over George Zimmerman's shooting and killing of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, 17, as the reason for their vote. Lee resigned temporarily March...
  • Man beats McDonald's manager with baseball bat for not being served (video)

    04/23/2012 2:09:14 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 47 replies
    wtsp.com ^ | April 23, 2012
    Lakeland, Florida -- Police are searching for a man who angrily attacked a manager at a Lakeland McDonald's. Police say on Sunday night, the suspect entered the restaurant on 715 E. Memorial Boulevard to order food. Apparently the suspect waited for some time and was not served. When a manager asked him if he had been waited on, the suspect reportedly became angry and said he had not and that the exact same thing happened to him the previous day. The suspect demanded the corporate phone number, which was provided by the manager. The suspect then threw down the paper...
  • Mark Levin livid over evidence not submitted with Zimmerman affidavit...

    04/23/2012 8:44:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | April 21, 2012
    Mark Levin says that his jaw dropped when finding out that Florida state prosecutor Angela Corey left out vital evidence in her affidavit that favors Zimmerman’s side of the story, the photos of his bleeding head wounds. Corey clearly had access to all of the evidence as she pushed for a 2nd degree murder charge and still left it out. Looking at everything public to date, including Florida law, Levin says this doesn’t even come close to a 2nd degree murder case and that Angela Corey is a disgrace for pushing for it in her affidavit while leaving out vital...
  • George Zimmerman released from jail

    04/22/2012 9:36:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 113 replies
    SANFORD, Fla. - George Zimmerman was released around midnight Monday from a county jail on $150,000 bail as he awaits his second-degree murder trial for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin. The neighborhood watch volunteer was wearing a brown jacket and blue jeans and carrying a paper bag. He met a man in a white vehicle and drove away. His ultimate destination is being kept secret for his safety and it could be outside Florida. Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester said at a hearing Friday he cannot have any guns and must observe a 7 p.m.-to-6 a.m. curfew. Zimmerman also surrendered his passport....
  • For one South Florida politician, Trayvon case has brought the spotlight (Gun grabbing Dem)

    04/22/2012 9:26:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | April 22, 2012 | Kathleen Haughney and William E. Gibson
    TALLAHASSEE — Until a few weeks ago, Chris Smith was little known outside his Broward-Palm Beach County state Senate district. Then came the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. While civil-rights activists led by the Rev. Al Sharpton plan more marches, church vigils and rallies in Tallahassee and other state capitals to protest local gun-use laws, Smith is leading legislative attempts in Florida to roll back or change them. In the process, he has gotten plenty of national attention — including from Sharpton. "Everybody has a role. I'm an activist and a civil-rights leader and a talk-show host," Sharpton told the...
  • Some parks age better than others (Fenway Park is a dump)

    04/22/2012 6:48:26 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 29 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 21, 2012 | Bill Shaikin
    The Boston Red Sox alumni took the field Friday, from Jim Rice to Carl Yastrzemski, from Johnny Pesky to Pedro Martinez, all in a graceful celebration of Fenway Park's 100th birthday. If Frank McCourt had had his way, the party never would have happened. McCourt tried to buy his hometown Red Sox in 2001, with a plan to build a new ballpark on his Boston waterfront parking lots. He had the right idea. Luke Scott of the Tampa Bay Rays took a lot of grief last week for calling Fenway "a dump." He had the right idea too. The Angels...
  • George Zimmerman: Attorney says apology 'self-serving'

    04/22/2012 6:16:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Central Florida News 13 ^ | April 22, 2012 | Bakari Savage
    ORLANDO -- The family of Trayvon Martin asked for an apology from their son’s shooter, George Zimmerman, and got one. But their attorney, Benjamin Crump, says it wasn’t good enough. Zimmerman, faces second degree murder charges and apologized during his bond hearing for shooting Trayvon Martin, but the family is unforgiving. “It’s real simple. When they called asking for this meeting the day before the bond hearing, we said this is not the appropriate time. And we certainly don’t think the bond hearing was the appropriate time because it’s very self-serving,” explained Crump. Attorney Ben Crump and the Martin family...
  • Trayvon Martin shooting was not an act of racism, but a community trying to defend itself

    04/22/2012 6:00:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Irish Central ^ | April 22, 2012 | Ed Farnan
    The sensationalism by the media against George Zimmerman for the shooting of Trayvon Martin, clouds the real reason a shooting occurred in the first place. The pundits, the community organizers, the pot stirrers, are all trying to find a scapegoat and the convenient one to blame is George Zimmerman. But Zimmerman is but the symptom of a government failing in its prime function: To provide protection and security for its citizens. If government does not provide protection for its citizens, then the citizens will provide it for themselves...and what the citizens provide will not be as professional and polished as...
  • The politics of the Trayvon Martin case; a pot that's starting to boil over

    04/22/2012 5:33:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Examiner ^ | April 22, 2012 | John Guzzardo
    Regardless of where you stand on the Trayvon Martin case, the fact is that this case is more than just a criminal case. It is about politics; racial, economic, social politics. The racial attacks are heating up, and let’s add in some facts which have been accidentally omitted but are quite pertinent to this case. First, Zimmerman is not just White, he is Hispanic. Second, Trayvon Martin was reported to have been beating down Zimmerman, striking several blows to the head, prior to the shooting. These two facts are not irrelevant. In fact, they are very relevant to the case...
  • First Trayvon Martin- George Zimmerman related hate crime reported in Chicago (Thanks Al!)

    04/22/2012 3:28:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Washington Times' Tea Party Report ^ | April 21, 2012 | Laura Kelly and William J. Kelly
    CHICAGO, April 22, 2012 – The first Trayvon Martin-related hate crime has just been reported. Is the politically heated rhetoric surrounding the Sanford, Florida case to blame? For weeks, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and other prominent political figures have been ratcheting up the rhetoric in the case of Trayvon Martin. Martin is the 17-year-old black teenager who was shot by volunteer neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman. Zimmerman is of white and Peruvian descent. Critics have charged that Jackson and Sharpton have been using the Trayvon Martin case to fan the flames of U.S. racial discord and have intentionally focused...
  • SUNDAY BIRDS

    04/22/2012 3:47:15 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 29 replies
    self | April 22, 2012 | swampsniper
    More from the rookery.
  • Rubio Wants GOP DREAM Act in Place in Time for Fall College Semester

    04/21/2012 9:36:37 PM PDT · by olcurmudgeon · 83 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | April 20, 2012 | Elizabeth Llorente
    Washington D.C. – Marco Rubio says he wants his version of the DREAM Act in effect by fall, just in time for undocumented students to be able to attend college fall semester. Rubio, in two separate events in Washington D.C., said his plan is still being hammered out, and important details – such as the minimum and maximum age of those who would qualify – were yet to be determined. “We’re involving the DREAMers” in the drafting of the measure, he said, using the term that refers to undocumented youth brought to the country by their parents. “We’re involving the...
  • ‘Stand your ground’ laws recall the Wild West

    04/21/2012 10:44:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    The Southtown Star ^ | April 20, 2012 | Professor David McGrath
    The so-called “stand your ground” law that allowed neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman to shoot and kill Treyvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., without an initial arrest once was a principle that nearly every American believed in. And we were reminded of its key provision every Saturday night in prime time when watching “Gunsmoke,” among the nation’s longest-running and most popular TV programs. Each episode began with the same scene on Main Street in Dodge City, Kan., with Marshal Matt Dillon, played by James Arness, in a gun duel, staring at another man who stood 60 yards away. After several seconds...
  • Black writer warns of probable aftermath if Zimmerman acquitted

    04/21/2012 5:19:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 163 replies
    The Examiner ^ | April 21, 2012 | Keith Wimer
    Statistics show a deep divide in opinions along racial lines regarding the killing of a black Florida teenager, Trayvon Martin, by George Zimmerman, who is of mixed ethnicity, white and Hispanic. Zimmerman has claimed self-defense, invoking the Sunshine State’s “Stand Your Ground” law which has also come under intense scrutiny in the wake of the incident. Reuters news service reported last week, 91% of blacks believe Martin was unjustly killed, while only 35% of whites concurred. Hispanics were in between at 59% according to polling numbers Reuters gathered by querying nearly 2,000 Americans. The disparity of views over Martin’s death...
  • MoveOn petition plays race card with another gunshot tragedy in swing state (North Carolina)

    04/21/2012 5:03:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 21, 2012 | Caroline May
    As preparations begin for the trial of neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman, MoveOn.org is ready to stir racial tensions on behalf of another victim in a different swing state. The liberal advocacy group on Saturday morning sent out a petition and plea for donations to its members, urging “Justice for Jasmine,” a black North Carolina teen apparently shot accidentally by a white man last year. In a letter to MoveOn.org members, Treka McMillian, Jasmine Thar’s godmother, alleged that Thar’s shooter, a “23-year-old Caucasian male,” was never brought to justice for the death of the “16-year-old African American” because investigators simply...
  • George Zimmerman: Supporters gather outside courthouse

    04/21/2012 4:12:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    News 13 Orlando ^ | April 21, 2012 | Bakari Savage
    SANFORD -- George Zimmerman apologized for shooting Trayvon Martin during a bond hearing Friday. Now, as he's waiting to get out of jail, he’s getting some new support. In a message of support, they stood in front of the Seminole County courthouse with homemade signs to let Zimmerman know he has people in his corner. The signs read, “Innocent Until..” and “Justice for Zimmerman.” It was a small group but their intentions were big -- to let George Zimmerman know that they believe he hasn't been treated fairly by the media or the court of public opinion. Wesley Howell said...
  • George Zimmerman Is Destined for a Hung Jury

    04/21/2012 3:29:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 132 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | April 21, 2012 | Mansfield Frazier
    Not only will it be impossible to find a jury without preconceived opinions in the Trayvon Martin case—it will be impossible to find one that will convict, says Mansfield Frazier. An editor I used to work for had a favorite saying: “Predicting the future is usually as easy as stating the obvious.” In the upcoming trial of George Zimmerman, the “obvious” is this: there’s little, if any, chance to avoid not only a mistrial, but a series of them if the state continues to reindict him, which it has the right to do and no doubt will, but with the...