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  • Florida-style 'Stand Your Ground' gun laws sub impulse for intelligent thinking

    04/30/2012 3:34:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | April 30, 2012 | Walter Rodgers
    Even as George Zimmerman stands trial for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin, many Americans argue these laws make us safe. I've had pistols held to my head from Bosnia to Beirut. Your best self-defense is your tongue. Those who put their faith in guns will ultimately be outgunned. Because this is my last column, I want to challenge a deeply held belief that is, tragically, a core one for millions of Americans. [See editor's note at the end of this column.] One of the most common ideas emerging after the Trayvon Martin tragedy with Florida’s Stand Your Ground law is that...
  • Zimmerman’s Lawyer Launches New Website

    04/30/2012 10:58:58 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 24 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 04/30/12 | Joe Palazzolo
    George Zimmerman, charged in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, is building an online presence as his case moves toward trial. His defense attorney, Mark O’Mara, launched a new website –gzlegalcase.com — that will seek donations for Zimmerman’s legal defense and “provide a voice” for the 28-year-old, who faces a second-degree murder charge in Martin’s death. O’Mara also created Facebook and Twitter accounts.
  • When Zimmerman evidence is released, what will it show?(FL)

    04/30/2012 7:37:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 60 replies
    orlandosentinel.com ^ | 28 April, 2012 | Rene Stutzman
    What evidence does Special Prosecutor Angela Corey have that prompted her to charge George Zimmerman with murdering Trayvon Martin? So far, she has refused to say. Before long, though, she will be required by law to release the evidence — which fills several boxes. What will it show? "It'll be like little bits and pieces that will have to be strung together," said Adam Pollack, an Orlando criminal-trial attorney. "Almost a bunch of little dots. Initially, the little dots don't make much sense, but if you step back, you see a bigger picture." The public could get access in the...
  • Trayvon Martin and race: Humans can't make progress until we move past stereotypes and prejudice

    04/30/2012 12:05:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    The Syracuse Post-Standard ^ | April 30, 2012 | Cole Thorna, H.S. Sophomore
    Trayvon Martin did not deserve to die. Everyone has heard the story of the 17-year-old black kid who was walking home from a Florida gas station, when he was shot dead by a self-appointed neighborhood watchman. Zimmerman wasn’t arrested until recently, since he was protected by Florida’s "Stand Your Ground" law, which states that it’s all right to kill someone if they confront you. George Zimmerman claims that Martin attacked him. I’m a white kid, so some may argue that the gravity of the situation is somewhat lost on me, but it’s not. I’m a firm believer in the fact...
  • Is George Zimmerman on Your Campus? (A large pail, sack or bowl is suggested)

    04/29/2012 10:45:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Diverse Issues In Higher Education ^ | April 30, 2012 | Dr. Emery Petchauer
    In the weeks leading up to the arrest of George Zimmerman, many people were shocked to find him on campus at Ohio State University. Of course, he wasn’t there in physical form, but his name and the phrase “Long live George Zimmerman” was written (presumably by a student) on the Frank W. Hale Black Cultural Center at Ohio State. This was a stunning and ugly act, analogous to racial slurs on campus walls, nooses on professors’ doors, and “ghetto”-themed parties that have become common extracurricular activities on college campuses. The response of the Ohio State administration is emblematic of most...
  • Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks at Miami-Dade church about importance of voting

    04/29/2012 7:55:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | April 29, 2012 | Diana Moskovitz
    The Rev. Jesse Jackson preached Sunday afternoon in Miami-Dade County about the importance of teaching young people the importance of voting, the continued battle against racism and the controversial shooting of Trayvon Martin. Inside the 93rd Street Community Baptist Church in West Little River, to about 200 people in the pews, the civil rights leader opened his remarks with, “Long live the spirit of Trayvon Martin.” It was a bit late in the afternoon for a Sunday service, but that didn’t stop the congregants from singing and praising the Lord. Most came dressed in their Sunday best. It wasn’t hot,...
  • PICKET: (VIDEO) Chris Matthews faces his critics at WHCD [DC Chapter of Free Republic]

    04/29/2012 5:44:49 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 31 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 29, 2012 | By Kerry Picket
    The White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday night brought out not only media celebrities but also their critics. The D.C. Chapter of Free Republic gathered outside of the Washington Hilton and heckled (H/T Marooned in Marin blog) attendees who walked past them or drove by. The group is known to do this every year for the past 13 WHCD's.
  • Is it time to boycott Florida? (Cover the keyboard in Saran Wrap)

    04/29/2012 2:10:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Examiner ^ | April 29, 2012 | Bryian Revoner
    In the midst of this controversial ‘Stand Your Ground’ law issue in the Trayvon Martin case and in the Marissa Alexander case, three key questions immediately come to mind. Question number one is how much injustice is this ‘Stand Your Ground’ law going to inflict on the public and on good, old-fashioned common sense before it is either revised or repealed? Question number two would have to be is this barefaced differentiation in the applying of the ‘Stand Your Ground’ law in regards to both of these cases a direct reflection of the ‘War on Women’, a war on minorities,...
  • Photo tells much about case against Zimmerman (Worth a look)

    04/29/2012 1:15:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | April 29, 2012 | George Parry, esquire
    To paraphrase President Obama, if I had a son who had been flat on the ground in a vicious fight, the back of his head would look like that of accused murderer George Zimmerman. Thanks to a photograph broadcast by ABC News showing Zimmerman’s bloody head wounds, those trying to use Trayvon Martin’s death to challenge “stand your ground” self-defense laws had better start exploiting some other tragedy. For the picture demonstrates that Zimmerman was unable to retreat, since he was pinned to the ground taking a beating when he shot Martin. And note that one of the depicted wounds...
  • Lyons: Facts don’t bother pundits(Zimmerman/Martin)

    04/29/2012 6:05:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies
    metrowestdailynews.com ^ | 28 April, 2012 | Gene Lyons
    Almost from the beginning, there were two aspects of the “George Zimmerman as racist assassin” story that made little sense. First, who calls the police, then murders a total stranger in cold blood knowing that the cops are minutes away? Panic seemed likelier than malice. Second, how does a 28-year-old man with a desk job catch a fleeing 17-year-old high school athlete, anyway? I say “almost,” because like most Americans, I responded to the Trayvon Martin tragedy as President Obama did — in sorrow, and with pity for the immense dignity of the young man’s parents. They and their son...
  • Man Booked in Hammer Deaths of Vegas Mom, Child

    04/29/2012 4:43:52 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 58 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 28, 2012 | Ken Ritter
    Using a hammer as a weapon, a "complete stranger" with no significant criminal history allegedly chose a family at random and attacked them in their home, killing a woman and her daughter, in a brutal crime that left investigators both baffled and aghast.
  • George Zimmerman: Afro-Peruvian White Hispanic Obama soul brother didn’t want a gun

    04/29/2012 4:38:23 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 12 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | April 29, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The deeper we dig into the Zimmerman-Martin case the more we prove the media’s narrative about George Zimmerman is filled with lies half truths and distortions. Based on new information, Zimmerman did not willingly purchase a gun. That came as a last resort to end the problem ……..neighbor’s pit bull who was continually menacing his family’s dog. After repeatedly calling authorities for help……. Zimmerman asked Seminole County Animal Control Officer if he should buy pepper spray to use against the pit bull. He was told it would do little good since pepper spray took two or three seconds it to...
  • The Mob in Mobile: The roosting of the Trayvon Martin chickens.

    04/29/2012 12:46:34 AM PDT · by neverdem · 26 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 4.25.12 | Quin Hillyer
    MOBILE, Ala. -- Last Saturday night at 8:20 p.m., when the white Matthew Owens was beaten into critical condition by a mob of dozens of black neighbors, Al Sharpton and the New Black Panthers got what they wanted: a white victim, any white victim, in payback for the killing of Trayvon Martin. May God have mercy on their miserable souls -- because the rest of us should shun them mercilessly from all decent society. Delmar Drive is one of those long, long blocks, the equivalent of probably four long city blocks without a single cross street, which sometimes gets wedged...
  • Martin/Zimmerman case: Prosecutor missed deadline to release evidence

    04/29/2012 12:04:09 AM PDT · by ElenaM · 31 replies
    Click Orlando/WKMG ^ | Click Orlando/WKMG
    Fight over public's right to know intensifies as lawyers disagree about record lawSANFORD, Fla. - As controversy over the $200,000 George Zimmerman raised on PayPal took center stage Friday, Special Prosecutor Angela Corey's decision to ignore legal questions raised over whether she's obeying Florida's public record law went largely unnoticed. But the issue of whether Corey has the legal right to continue preventing the public from seeing the evidence she says proves Zimmerman committed the second degree murder of Trayvon Martin seems to be coming to a head. The special prosecutor's office on Friday refused to make that evidence public...
  • The Trayvon Martin Case: A Lesson Still To Be Learned (Meh!)

    04/28/2012 11:00:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Moderate Voice ^ | April 28, 2012 | Dr. Walter Brasch
    For years, my father, a federal employee with a top secret clearance, carried a copy of his birth certificate when he went into Baja California from our home in San Diego. Many times, when he tried to reenter the U.S., he was stopped by the Border Patrol. My father had thick black hair and naturally dark skin, and the Patrol thought he was a Mexican brazenly trying to sneak back into the country by claiming to be married to the black-haired, blue- eyed, light-skinned woman he claimed was his wife. Once back home, he faced discrimination because neighbors thought he...
  • Lawyer: Angela Corey missed deadline to release evidence

    04/28/2012 8:02:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    WKMG-TV ^ | April 28, 2012 | Sean Lavin, Assignment Editor
    SANFORD, Fla. - As controversy over the $200,000 George Zimmerman raised on PayPal took center stage Friday, Special Prosecutor Angela Corey's decision to ignore legal questions raised over whether she's obeying Florida's public record law went largely unnoticed. But the issue of whether Corey has the legal right to continue preventing the public from seeing the evidence she says proves Zimmerman committed the second degree murder of Trayvon Martin seems to be coming to a head. The special prosecutor's office on Friday refused to make that evidence public -- even though an attorney fighting for the public's access insists Friday...
  • Friday Afternoon Roundup

    04/28/2012 2:40:35 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 4 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Friday, April 27, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    TRUTH, JUSTICE AND JOURNALISM It seems almost redundant to link to the Reuters piece on George Zimmerman that nearly everyone has seen by now, but what's interest about it is just how routine it is. It's a standard background piece and thousands like it run after prominent crimes. Any sizable news organization can put one out within a week and smaller community papers and magazines regularly run them when there's a major case. When the case is big enough, some of them get turned into movies, mostly they help set a tone. All they really involve in meeting with some...
  • Sharpton Sows Seeds of Next L.A. Riot

    04/28/2012 10:16:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 28, 2012 | Jack Dunphy
    As we remember the last riot in Los Angeles, the seeds of the next one are being sown. Al Sharpton was in Los Angeles on Thursday, attending a church rally marking the two-month anniversary of Trayvon MartinÂ’s death. Why Los Angeles should be chosen as the venue for such an event may at first seem a mystery, but whatever one may think of him, Sharpton can be counted among the true masters at manipulating the media. And here in Los Angeles this week, much of the media has been consumed with observing the 20th anniversary of what is often referred...
  • Martin family attorney addresses Rainbow PUSH

    04/28/2012 4:22:39 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies
    WLS-TV/DT ^ | April 28, 2012
    April 28, 2012 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- The attorney for Trayvon Martin's parents joined The Rev. Jesse Jackson Saturday at Rainbow PUSH. Benjamin Crump talked about news that a website has raised more than $200,000 for George Zimmerman, the man who killed the Florida teenager. Crump has called this revelation "a bombshell.'" Zimmerman was released from jail this week after posting bond. His family had told the judge they have had trouble coming up with the money to free him. Crump says this raises questions about Zimmerman's credibility. "Trayvon Martin is dead," Crump said. "We don't know his version of what...
  • Armed Neo-Nazis Now Patrolling Sanford, Say They Are "Prepared" For Post-Trayvon Martin Violence

    04/06/2012 11:28:42 PM PDT · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 186 replies
    Miami New Times Blog ^ | Michael Miller
    Neo-Nazis are currently conducting heavily armed patrols in and around Sanford, Florida and are "prepared" for violence in the case of a race riot. The patrols are to protect "white citizens in the area who are concerned for their safety" in the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting last month, says Commander Jeff Schoep of the National Socialist Movement. "We are not advocating any type of violence or attacks on anybody, but we are prepared for it," he says. "We are not the type of white people who are going to be walked all over."