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  • Attorney Mark O’Mara drops George Zimmerman

    09/10/2013 9:47:02 AM PDT · by SteveH · 96 replies
    (CNN) — Mark O’Mara, the attorney who successfully defended George Zimmerman in his second-degree murder trial this year, will no longer represent his notorious client. “I am not representing George Zimmerman in his recent domestic altercation case or his impending divorce case,” O’Mara told CNN. Although Zimmerman’s murder trial is over, his legal battles are far from over.
  • What Goes Around, Comes Around: Zimmerman, Lawyers Are Scared (Same people who bawl for Trayvon)

    07/18/2013 11:52:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    News One For Black America ^ | July 17, 2013 | Michael Arceneaux
    It’s been difficult to write anything about the George Zimmerman trial verdict that doesn’t begin and end with profanity-laced diatribe topped with rage. As if the reality that there is Florida legislation — and similar laws in some 20 other states — that effectively protects prejudice-holding vigilantes like George Zimmerman and their hunting and slaughtering of Black children wasn’t infuriating enough, making it even worse is the smug behavior of the cast of characters who serve as a support system for that murderer. At their press conference, Zimmerman’s attorneys Mark O’Mara and Don West practically threw their win in the...
  • MACHERA: The defender Mark O’Mara, a real-life Atticus Finch

    07/17/2013 5:25:46 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 21 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 16, 2013 | Peter Machera
    Mark O'Mara is modern-day America’s answer to Atticus Finch. Don West also deserves enormous credit, yet he does not have the detached and martyred air that Mr. O'Mara shares with Atticus. Mr. West could not contain his exasperation when faced with an incredibly unprofessional prosecution and judge. Mr. O'Mara, in an equally valid response, chose to keep his Zen. Mr. O'Mara betrays a steely toughness with a Giuliani-esqe lisp. During the news conference after the verdict, a reporter from the Times of London tritely asked, “You mentioned something about George wanting to get his life back there’s one person who’s...
  • Mark O'Meara is Atticus Finch

    07/15/2013 5:24:53 PM PDT · by grayhog · 18 replies
    7/15/13 | Vanity (sorry)
    This Zimmerman story sadly follows the plot of To Kill A Mockingbird. Zimmerman is falsely accused of committing the crime to provide cover for an unfortunate, in this case tragic, event that caused harm and embarrassed a community. The racist mob (the media, Obama, Sharpton, et al.) repeatedly wants to lynch Zimmerman (Tom from TKAMB) but the steadfast O'Meara (Atticus) proves beyond a doubt that he is not guilty of a crime even though the act was committed. In this version, the jury is not racist and the accused is exonnnerated because he is innocent. The mob wants revenge and...
  • O'Mara Unleashed: Says Trayvon Martin "Caught with the fruits of a burglary"

    07/15/2013 10:31:36 AM PDT · by kristinn · 177 replies
    Monday, July 15, 2013 | Kristinn
    Mark O'Mara, lead defense attorney for George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin shooting case is speaking freely about Martin's criminal background now that his client has been acquitted.Appearing on CNN's Headline News channel Monday morning, O'Mara was asked if Zimmerman has regrets over targeting a boy walking home without any ill intent.O'Mara mentioned that Martin was under the influence of marijuana and that he was spotted near a home that had recently been burglarized.O'Mara went on to say that Martin had recently been "caught with the fruits of a burglary." A reference to the watch, jewelry and burglary tool found...
  • Zimmerman’s lawyers: He might seek “compensation” from the prosecution

    07/15/2013 9:02:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 15, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Something new to add to the pile of possible lawsuits post-verdict. Trayvon Martin’s parents will likely sue Zimmerman for wrongful death and hope that the lower standard of proof for civil actions beats his claim of self-defense this time. The feds are pretending that they might prosecute Zimmerman for violating Martin’s civil rights, but they won’t. They probably can’t win and the combination of racial tensions and perceptions of double jeopardy (which is what a federal prosecution would smell like, even though it’s technically not DJ) makes the whole thing too politically risky for O. If he wants to use...
  • (Video) Zimmerman Lawyer: 'This Is The Worst Time in His Life'

    07/15/2013 8:50:40 AM PDT · by kristinn · 5 replies
    ABC News ^ | Monday, July 15, 2013 | Interview by George Stephanopoulos
    (Rough) Transcript for Zimmerman Lawyer: 'This Is The Worst Time in His Life' Okay, thanks. We're joined by george zimmerman's attorneys. You see all that anger and sadness. How much of it is george zimmerman aware of and how is it handling it? He's been aware of it for 16 months and sort of has become the focus of a lot of people's dismay, disgust, anger about the event that happened that night. Is he scared. Absolutely. He's scared for 16 months and with anger like this I think he has a good even to be worried. We know he's...
  • DEM. CONGRESSMAN: ZIMMERMAN LAWYER’S ARROGANCE ‘MAY INCITE A RIOT’

    07/14/2013 5:57:29 PM PDT · by South40 · 63 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 7/14/2013 | Dave Urbanski
    An up-and-coming Democratic congressman tweeted rather damning words for George Zimmerman’s defense attorney, Mark O’Mara, following his client’s not-guilty verdict Saturday night: Since Joaquin Castro is “widely viewed as a big part of the Democratic Party’s future,” the National Journal reported, the Texas politician’s tweet may throw a particularly bright light on O’Mara’s statements in a post-trial press conference.
  • Attorney: Things would have been different if Zimmerman was black

    07/13/2013 11:39:44 PM PDT · by South40 · 94 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | July 14, 2013
    One of George Zimmerman's attorneys said that if his client was black, he would have never been charged with a crime. Mark O'Mara -- the co-attorney for the neighborhood watch volunteer who was charged and then later acquitted Saturday night in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin -- spoke at a news conference following the jury's verdict. "I think that things would have been different if George Zimmerman was black for this reason. He never would have been charged with a crime," he said.
  • Congressman on George Zimmerman Verdict: Defense Attorney 'May Incite a Riot'

    07/13/2013 8:34:10 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 59 replies
    nationaljournal.com ^ | July 13, 2013 | Matt Berman
    In a dramatic end to a case that has unwinded for over a year, George Zimmerman was found not guilty of any charges related to the death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager who was shot by Zimmerman.The case wasn't just a fascination for the broader American public, but for politicians as well. This was especially true after President Obama said in March, 2012 that, if he had a son, "he'd look like Trayvon." On Saturday night, the reactions from D.C. started coming in soon after the not-guilty verdict was reached.The first came from Rep. Corrine Brown, who represents...
  • Mark O’Mara: Before I Knew Him, I Thought George Zimmerman Was Racist

    07/14/2013 2:18:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 14, 2014 | Matthew Sheffield
    Thanks to the media’s habit of showing beatific, outdated photos of Trayvon Martin, many Americans who only casually followed the trial of George Zimmerman incorrectly believed him to have been younger than he actually was at the time of his death. In a Friday interview, Zimmerman’s lead defense attorney, Mark O’Mara admitted that he was one of them. Speaking with CNN correspondent Martin Savidge, O’Mara denounced what he called a “wonderfully created and crafted public relations campaign” by the attorney for Martin’s family, Benjamin Crump and his allies. According to O’Mara, had they not injected a racial element into the...
  • Mark O'Mara's final answer to media, verbatim! He SLAMS them!

    07/13/2013 9:05:02 PM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 58 replies
    self | 7-13-13 | anti=hillary
    “(George Zimmerman) A man who believes in the system… A man whose dad was a judge, who maybe wanted to be a cop or a prosecutor and then gets a system… Two systems went against George Zimmerman that he CAN’T understand. You guys, the media, he was like a patient on an operating table where mad scientists were committing experiments on him and he had no anesthesia. He didn’t know why he was turned into this monster, but quite honestly you guys had a lot to do with it, you just did, because you took a story that was fed...
  • Dem. Congressman Attacks Zimmerman Lawyer O'Mara, Says May "Incite a Riot"

    07/13/2013 8:47:32 PM PDT · by kristinn · 38 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10:58 p.m. EDT Saturday, July 13, 2013 | Rep. Joaquin Castro
    "Defense attorney Mark O'Mara may incite a riot by his arrogance alone. Talk about adding insult to injury."Serving Texas Congressional District 20 in the U.S. House of Representatives San Antonio, Texascastro.house.gov
  • O'Mara Rips Media in Zimmerman Case

    07/13/2013 8:12:52 PM PDT · by kristinn · 99 replies
    Saturday, July 13, 2013 | Kristinn
    George Zimmerman defense lead counsel Mark O'Mara closed out his news conference with co-counsel Don West tonight after the not guilty verdict in the Trayvon Martin case by ripping the press over its abuse of his client George Zimmerman.O'Mara told the press Zimmerman felt like a patient being operated on with no anesthesia by mad scientists. He couldn't understand why he was being turned in to a monster.O'Mara told the press they were handed a false story and "ran with it".
  • Trayvon Family Attorney: Defense 'Offensive'

    07/13/2013 5:13:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    NewsMax ^ | July 13, 2013 | Todd Beamon
    The main lawyer representing the family of Trayvon Martin in the George Zimmerman murder trial said on Saturday that it was “offensive” that defense attorney Mark O’Mara had launched personal attacks on him in an interview with CNN. “It’s somewhat offensive when you think about personal attacks,” the lawyer, Benjamin Crump, told CNN in an interview. “I have never personally attacked attorney Mark O’Mara or any other lawyers in this matter.” In an interview aired earlier on Saturday, O’Mara said his client would have never been on trial if he had not been “victimized” by Crump and other Martin family...
  • The medical reports for George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin are enough to create reasonable doubt

    06/22/2013 4:06:47 PM PDT · by grundle · 79 replies
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog/ABC News ^ | June 22, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog The medical reports for George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin are enough to create reasonable doubt Because Geroge Zimmerman is the one on trial, the law gives him the presumption of innocence. It is up to the prosecutor to convince the jury beyond a reasonable doubt that Zimmerman is guilty.Because Trayvon Martin is not on trial, he does not have the benefit of the presumtion of innocence.In May 2012, ABC news reported:A medical report compiled by the family physician of Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman and obtained exclusively by ABC News found that Zimmerman was diagnosed with...
  • Zimmerman trial lawyers have very different styles

    06/22/2013 5:26:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | June 22, 2013 | Rene Stutzman and Jeff Weiner
    SANFORD — They have very different styles: Assistant State Attorney Bernie de la Rionda is fiery, dramatic and aggressive. Defense attorney Mark O'Mara is calm, laid-back and thoughtful. On Monday, they will go head-to-head, de la Rionda trying to convict George Zimmerman of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, O'Mara trying to win his acquittal. For each, it is the biggest case of his career. De la Rionda has said little to reporters, but during hearings and jury selection, he has made clear his passion. "We are to seek justice, to present evidence of wrongdoing," he told...
  • George Zimmerman: Attorney wants witnesses protected

    05/07/2012 3:12:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Central Florida News 13 ^ | May 7, 2012 | Scott McDonnell
    Neither George Zimmerman, his attorney or the special prosecutor will be in court Tuesday for a scheduled arraignment. Zimmerman entered a not guilty plea to second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin weeks ago and waived his appearance for Tuesday. Attorney Mark O’Mara told News 13 that he planned on filing motions to protect the names of witnesses in the case. Once that is done, O’Mara said discovery or the state’s evidence will begin to flow. It’s likely attorneys for several major media companies will file their own motion to have that information made public. O’Mara continues to...
  • 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...
  • CNN: Donations pour in to Trayvon Martin's killer

    04/26/2012 4:57:08 PM PDT · by maggief · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | April 26, 2012
    (CNN) -- The lawyer for the neighborhood watch leader who fatally shot unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida, said Thursday that his client has received about $200,000 from supporters. Orlando lawyer Mark O'Mara told CNN's "AC360" that George Zimmerman told him Wednesday of the donations as they were trying to shut down his Internet presence to avoid concerns about possible impersonators. "He asked me what to do with his PayPal accounts and I asked him what he was talking about," O'Mara told Anderson Cooper. "And he said those were the accounts that had the money from the website he...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Zimmerman's Bond Hearing: Mark O'Mara Gets Rave Reviews for His Performance (Amateur prosecution?)

    04/20/2012 8:33:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Huffington Post | April 20, 2012 | Mari Fagel.
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mari-fagel/george-zimmerman-bond-hearing_b_1441261.html
  • George Zimmerman afraid of being killed in jail: lawyer

    04/16/2012 6:20:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 90 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/16/12 | DOUGLAS MONTERO
    <p>SANFORD, Fla. -- George Zimmerman is afraid of being killed while in jail facing charges of murdering Trayvon Martin, his lawyer said today.</p> <p>“There has been an upwelling of hostility and animosity towards him that can find its way to you in many different ways,” Mark O’Mara said outside the courthouse in Sanford, Fla.</p>