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  • Judge delays ruling on Zimmerman bail

    06/30/2012 10:02:28 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 28 replies
    SANFORD, Fla., June 29 (UPI) -- After a 3-hour hearing Friday, a Florida judge postponed a decision on renewing bail for George Zimmerman, accused of killing an unarmed black teenager. Zimmerman's attorneys argued for release on $150,000 bail, the Orlando Sentinel reported. That was the figure set before Judge Kenneth Lester revoked it after prosecutors argued Zimmerman and his wife had lied about money raised through an online appeal. During the hearing, the defense acknowledged Zimmerman's wife lied about the money but argued Zimmerman, 28, is a good candidate for release. They also presented testimony to show Zimmerman, who is...
  • Federal judge hands Florida Gov. Scott voter purge victory

    06/27/2012 12:39:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Post on Politics ^ | 06/27/2012 | Dara Kam
    A federal judge denied the U.S. Department of Justice’s request for an emergency restraining order to halt Florida’s non-citizen voter purge and said the controversial scrub does not violate federal law. U.S. District Court Judge Robert Hinkle heard arguments this morning from the Justice Department and Michael Carvin, a Washington lawyer representing Gov. Rick Scott’s administration. Carvin was one of the lead lawyers for President George W. Bush in the protracted 2000 recount legal wrangle. Hinkle denied the request for the emergency stop to the program in part because he said the state was no longer doing it. But he...
  • Watch Live: George Zimmerman bond hearing held

    06/29/2012 6:28:24 AM PDT · by Jaded · 9 replies
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  • Judge refuses to block Florida voter purge

    06/27/2012 4:07:49 PM PDT · by Flint · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 27Jun2012 | AP
    .S. District Judge Robert Hinkle said Wednesday that there was nothing in federal voting laws that prevent the state from identifying non-U.S. citizens even if it comes less than 90 days before the Aug. 14 election. Read more:
  • George Zimmerman Bullied Former Colleague, Complaint Says

    06/27/2012 7:54:05 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 69 replies
    ABC ^ | 06/27/2012 | By MATT GUTMAN
    One of George Zimmerman's former colleagues at CarMax, where he worked in 2008, complained formally about the man who killed Florida teen Trayvon Martin, alleging serial hazing that lasted for months and included pranks and ethnic jokes. When the salesman complained to management, Zimmerman denied the harassment. "The guy was so convincing when he was confronted by management to the point where I doubted my own self. I would not be surprised if he got away with it [Martin murder accusation]." "He's got, like you say, a good poker face. Great poker face," said the colleague. "That pretty much summarizes...
  • Report: Zimmerman Passed Police Lie Detector Test

    06/26/2012 6:33:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Kulture Kritic ^ | June 26, 2012 | Yvette Carnell
    A day after killing Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman reportedly passed a police lie detector test when asked if he confronted the teen and if he feared for his life “when you shot the guy,” according to documents released today by Florida prosecutors. Zimmerman “was classified as No Deception Indicated (NDI)” according to the report. Problem is, even if George Zimmerman is telling the truth, he was still the aggressor of this altercation. By Zimmerman’s own account, he followed Trayvon Martin, against the advice of the 911 dispatcher, and profiled him as one of “these guys” who had committed break-ins in...
  • Lead police detective in Trayvon shooting reassigned to patrol

    06/26/2012 6:07:45 PM PDT · by Jaded · 11 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 6/26/12 | Rene Stutzman
    The lead Sanford police investigator in the Trayvon Martin shooting was transferred Tuesday from detective work to being a simple street cop, the department confirmed. Chris Serino had asked for the change, the department said. He will become a uniform patrol officer and work the night shift, said police spokesman Sgt. David Morgenstern. Serino is not being demoted, Morgenstern said, and his rate of pay is unaffected.
  • George Zimmerman Passed Police Lie Detector Test Day After Trayvon Martin Killing

    06/26/2012 11:32:48 AM PDT · by TSgt · 116 replies
    TSG ^ | 6/26/2012 | TSG
    A day after killing Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman passed a police lie detector test when asked if he confronted the teenager and whether he feared for his life “when you shot the guy,” according to documents released today by Florida prosecutors. According to a “confidential report” prepared by the Sanford Police Department, Zimmerman willingly submitted to a computer voice stress analyzer (CVSA) “truth verification” on February 27. Investigators concluded that he “has told substantially the complete truth in regards to this examination.” Zimmerman, the report noted, “was classified as No Deception Indicated (NDI).” Along with questions about whether his first...
  • Zimmerman Tapes: Variations Versus Differences

    06/23/2012 6:54:39 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies ^ | 22 June, 2012 | Jeralyn
    We need another thread to continue the analysis of the George Zimmerman statements, interviews with police and crime-scene re-enactment. So many were released yesterday, I doubt anyone but true case afficionados have listened to them all. I know I haven't. Yet across the internet, people are cherry-picking, pointing to minor variations as if they are contradictions affecting the totality of George Zimmerman's version of events. If George Zimmerman told the exact same story over the course of days, people would say it was rehearsed and false. Variations are to be expected, human memory is not like a video recorder, it...
  • Zimmerman Prosecutors Struggle to Outmaneuver Florida Law

    06/23/2012 1:22:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 123 replies
    US Politics Today ^ | June 23, 2012
    Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law is complicating matters for prosecutors rushing to convict George Zimmerman. The law is clear that residents can meet force with force when they feel threatened. Florida's Stand Your Ground law allows residents to use deadly force to defend themselves or their property, and when doing so, protects them from prosecution. This law may derail the prosecution of defendant George Zimmerman in the much-publicized case of a neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed teenager Trayvon Martin. State prosecutors see the case as open-and-shut, arguing that Martin was simply a kid buying a soda at a...
  • Can George Zimmerman get a fair trial in Sanford?

    06/22/2012 8:04:57 PM PDT · by Jaded · 15 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/22/12 | Liz Goodwin
    The case of Florida neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman and the unarmed teen he claims he shot in self-defense has dominated 24-hour cable news shows, drawn a public statement from President Barack Obama, and sparked protests around the country. Given this (now somewhat cooling) media frenzy, will it be possible for Zimmerman's legal team to seat 12 Sanford-area jurors who have not already formed their opinion about the case? Zimmerman's attorney Mark O'Mara seems to think not. After his client was charged in April, O'Mara said in a press conference that he doesn't think Zimmerman can get a fair trial, but...
  • Rodney King 2.0: Trayvon Martin Shows America Has Not Made Progress on Race

    06/21/2012 8:18:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    PolicyMic ^ | June 21, 2012 | Olivia Davis
    “What people often forget in Rodney King's story is that it was not about race — it was about justice — just like the case of Trayvon Martin. Let's not miss another opportunity to progress.” So said Al Sharpton in a piece for Sadly, with the memories of Rodney King’s brutal beating by police and Trayvon Martin’s murder by a neighborhood watchman, it has been difficult to pinpoint what qualifies as progress. The horrific happenings indicated that America needed a wake up call or two. First and foremost, the injustice that occurred should be a warning to all Americans...

    06/21/2012 8:41:47 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 15 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 6/21/12 | Uncertain
    "I didn't want him to keep slamming my head on the concrete so I kind of shifted. But when I shifted my jacket came up…and it exposed my firearm. That's when he said you are going to die tonight. He took one hand off my mouth, and slid it down my chest. I took my gun aimed it at him and fired."
  • Police chief fired over Trayvon Martin shooting

    06/21/2012 3:38:35 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 46 replies
    SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Saying he's lost the trust of officials, a city manager fired a central Florida police chief who was criticized for his agency's initial investigation of Trayvon Martin's shooting death at the hands of a neighborhood watch volunteer. Sanford City Manager Norton Bonaparte said in a Wednesday statement that he relieved Chief Bill Lee of duty because he "determined the Police Chief needs to have the trust and respect of the elected officials and the confidence of the entire community." "We need to move forward with a police chief that all the citizens of Sanford can support,"...
  • Sanford Police Chief Fired In Wake of Trayvon Martin Case

    (CNN) - Sanford, Florida, Police Chief Bill Lee, who drew criticism for his department's actions in the Trayvon Martin case, was fired Wednesday, his spokeswoman said. Spokeswoman Sara Brady said Sanford City Manager Norton Bonaparte made the decision. Lee had submitted a resignation letter in April that said he was stepping down, but city commissioners voted not to accept it. In March, he had said he was stepping down temporarily in the wake of the public furor over the failure of the police to arrest George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who has said his shooting of Martin on February...
  • Memo to NBC: What the hell is wrong with you? (Excellent article. Read it all.)

    "Seriously." "First, there was the Trayvon Martin boondoggle a few months ago." "Then yesterday, evidence of some creative editing regarding Mitt Romney’s visit to a Wawa in Pennsylvania." "Today, we have Andrea Mitchell’s spectacularly lame followup to “criticism of the Romney clip edit” — which amounted to Ms. Mitchell saying, with a sigh and a frown, “Oh, bother. Fine. Here’s what we left out.” She failed to acknowledge what the “criticism” entailed; she neglected to point out how the editing misrepresented the event being covered; and she offered nothing resembling an apology or an admission of responsibility for something that...
  • Did politics drive prosecution in Trayvon Martin case?

    06/19/2012 10:23:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | June 19, 2012 | Mark NeJame, esquire
    Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz recently claimed that Special Prosecutor Angela Corey, who charged George Zimmerman in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, threatened to sue Dershowitz for libel and slander and to have him disbarred. According to Dershowitz, Corey went into a tirade against him after he strongly criticized her. He said Corey was being unethical for not disclosing material facts to the court in the probable cause affidavit she had filed against Zimmerman and had erred by bringing a second-degree murder charge against him, when the evidence didn't support such a charge. In an article, Dershowitz...
  • Allen West on Obama: 'The Resurrection of an Imperial Presidency'

    06/18/2012 6:40:11 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 5/18/12 | DANIEL HALPER
    Allen West on Obama: 'The Resurrection of an Imperial Presidency'1:21 PM, Jun 18, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER Speaking this morning to talk radio host Laura Ingraham, Florida congressman Allen West, a Republican, blasted President Obama's immigration plan to use prosecutorial discretion not to go after young immigrants who came to the United States illegally. Obama announced his new immigration plan on Friday. "What country did we wake up in on Friday?," West asked. "It just causes people to ask, where are we? You know, the last time we had this was with King George III, and we didn't like...
  • Zimmerman's jailhouse calls about money transfers, bulletproof vests could play role in bond hearing

    06/18/2012 5:47:29 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 87 replies
    ORLANDO, Fla. – The former neighborhood watch volunteer who killed Trayvon Martin told his wife to buy bulletproof vests for them and for his attorney, according to jailhouse calls released Monday. "As uncomfortable as it is, I want you wearing one," George Zimmerman told his wife. Zimmerman was wearing a bulletproof vest when he left jail after posting bond. His attorney, Mark O'Mara, has reported receiving threats. The calls, released by prosecutors, also detail how Zimmerman instructed his wife to transfer money from bank accounts and could play a crucial role in his second bond hearing next week.
  • Florida court questions President Obama eligibility as a 'natural born citizen"

    06/18/2012 2:17:21 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 35 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 18, 2012 | Alan Jones
    A lawyer for President Barack Obama argued today in Florida that a lawsuit claiming his client "is not eligible to appear on the November ballot because he is not a “natural born citizen,” should be dismissed on the grounds that the Democrat Party has not yet nominated a candidate. In Tallahasse, Florida, Attorney Mark Herron, representing President Obama, told Leon County, Florida Circuit Judge Terry Lewis that the January 31, 2012 Florida Presidential Preference Primary “did not result in nomination or election” and that “federal law precludes this court from determining whether a candidate for the office of President of...