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  • Liberal Law Prof [Dershowitz]: Zimmerman Case 'Should Never Have Been Brought in the First Place'

    07/15/2013 8:23:40 AM PDT · by rhema · 12 replies
    CNS News ^ | 7/15/13 | Susan Jones
    "You know, this is a case that should never have been brought in the first place, certainly not as a second degree murder prosecution," Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz told CNN's "State of the Union With Candy Crowley" on Sunday. Dershowitz said George Zimmerman was put on trial because "there was political pressure on the governor, and he appointed somebody (special prosecutor Angela Corey) who had the worst reputation in Florida for overcharging. And she did exactly what she was supposed to do; she overcharged. She charged second-degree murder in a case where there was reasonable doubt written all over...
  • The Zimmerman Verdict (Neal's Nuze)

    07/15/2013 8:18:29 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 3 replies
    boortz.com ^ | 7-15-2013 | Neal Boortz
    Not that my opinions here mean anything more than anyone else’s, but I did want to put as many of my thoughts on the George Zimmerman trial down on paper (so to speak) before we all get caught up in the next controversy. So here goes ……. First, I want to share the perspective I bring to this. We each have a unique story, but you may find mine a bit unusual. I grew up in a military family; Marine brat. Right up until my junior year in high school I lived on a Marine Corps air station, or in...
  • Prosecutor Angela Corey accused of violating George Zimmerman's rights

    07/15/2013 7:03:38 AM PDT · by celmak · 49 replies
    The washington times ^ | 07/15/2013 | Joseph Cotto
    FLORIDA, July 15, 2013 — On Saturday night, an all-female six-member jury in the central Florida port city of Sanford acquitted neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman of wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin. Since then, attention has turned to prosecutor Angela Corey. Her apparently extra-legal tactics in the case have generated a groundswell of public concern. On Friday, she fired one of her office’s employees, Ben Kruidbos, after he testified in court about materials not being given to George Zimmerman’s defense team. According to right-of-center pundit Judson Phillips, Kruidbos “recovered images from Trayvon Martin’s cell phone. These images...
  • I Don’t Care What the Question is, the Answer is Gun control.

    07/15/2013 7:00:45 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-15-2013 | MOTUS
    Big Guy has effectively combined the precept: “If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail,” with the Alinskyite mantra, “Never let a crisis go to waste,” and come up with a new, useful axiom for today’s world: “Never let a tragic death go without hammering for more gun control.” Accordingly, in a move some might consider ironic, Big Guy – who “inadvertently” (wink, wink) teed up the racial animus by claiming that if he had a son, he’d look just like Trayvon – assumed his old role as Appeaser-in-Chief, and issued the following statement yesterday: The...
  • Blackness Trumps Fairness (Eric Holder the Racist)

    07/15/2013 4:53:04 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7-15-2013 | Selwyn Duke
    As (J. Christian) Adams wrote in his book Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department: When asked to explain the passage, Holder replied, "It really says that ... I am not the tall U.S. attorney, I'm not the thin United States attorney. I am the black United States attorney. And he was saying that no matter how successful you are, there's a common cause that bonds the black United States attorney with the black criminal..." [especially when they're one and the same]. Think about that for a moment. Not only should we wonder what that common cause...
  • FBI records: agents found no evidence that Zimmerman was racist (One Year Ago)

    07/14/2013 5:24:53 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 20 replies
    McClatchy ^ | July 12, 2012 | Frances Robles and Scott Hiaason
    After interviewing nearly three dozen people in the George Zimmerman murder case, the FBI found no evidence that racial bias was a motivating factor in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, records released Thursday show. Even the lead detective in the case, Sanford Det. Chris Serino, told agents that he thought Zimmerman profiled Trayvon because of his attire and the circumstances — but not his race. Serino saw Zimmerman as “having little hero complex, but not as a racist.” The Duval County State Attorney released another collection of evidence in the Zimmerman murder case Thursday, including reports from FBI agents who...
  • Obama Responds to Zimmerman Verdict: 'Stem the Tide of Gun Violence'--For Trayvon

    07/14/2013 1:07:19 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 103 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 7-14-2013 | Joel B. Pollak
    The death of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy. Not just for his family, or for any one community, but for America. I know this case has elicited strong passions. And in the wake of the verdict, I know those passions may be running even higher. But we are a nation of laws, and a jury has spoken. I now ask every American to respect the call for calm reflection from two parents who lost their young son. And as we do, we should ask ourselves if we’re doing all we can to widen the circle of compassion and understanding in...
  • Did Justice Department support anti-Zimmerman protests after Martin shooting?

    07/14/2013 10:04:08 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/10/13 | Fox News
    A conservative watchdog group accused the Justice Department of helping manage the "pressure campaign" last year against George Zimmerman in the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting, citing documents that show an obscure agency spent thousands assisting local demonstrations.
  • Zimmerman Not Guilty: Official Race Baiting Outrage to Follow

    07/14/2013 8:15:35 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 23 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-14-2013 | MOTUS
    George Zimmerman, “self-described Hispanic,” was acquitted late last night. Robert and Gladys (née Mesa) Zimmerman, basis of George’s self-descriptionWe turn to the New York Times, America’s newspaper of record, for an inciteful (sic) reporting of the facts. Editorial comments and emphasis added. George Zimmerman [“white Hispanic” with a Jewish name], the neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager, igniting a national debate on racial profiling and civil rights, [thanks to the DOJ, the Jackson-Sharpton Society of Perpetual Race Baiters® and their honorary members in the complicit media]  was found not guilty(SNIP)Even President Obama [self- described...
  • Trayvon Martin & Negro Riots

    07/14/2013 4:44:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 9 July | Man in Video
    If you want to see a sane black man speak about the Martin/Zimmerman phenomena, this is it. Link to YouTube Video 
  • State never proved its case, legal analysts say [George Zimmerman]

    07/14/2013 2:26:58 AM PDT · by grundle · 92 replies
    Miamai Herald ^ | July 13, 2013 | DAVID OVALLE
    <p>SANFORD -- After five weeks of trial and 56 witnesses, few legal observers believed prosecutors came close to proving Sanford neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman committed second-degree murder when he shot and killed Trayvon Martin in February 2012.</p> <p>So for many legal analysts, it was no surprise that jurors rejected even a lesser “compromise” verdict of manslaughter, acquitting Zimmerman outright of all criminal charges and deciding he acted in a reasonable way to protect his own life.</p>
  • Letting Go - The Zimmerman Trial

    07/14/2013 1:58:15 AM PDT · by Lmo56 · 29 replies
    7/14/13 | self
    When African Americans don't get their desired result in court - the verdict is always racist. Yet, if the ethnicities in the Zimmerman trial had been reversed, they would have proclaimed the verdict as a great day for America. It is time that they take a long, hard look in the mirror and ask just WHO exactly the racists are. When things go in their favor, they are model citizens. When they don't, they fall back upon the racial oppression that their forebearers faced. Talk about a double standard. It is time for them to get over it. Sure, from...
  • Jury weighing Zimmerman's fate asks question about manslaughter option

    07/13/2013 3:17:06 PM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 228 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/13/13 | Mariano Castillo and Greg Botelho
    (CNN) -- After more than 12 hours of deliberation, the six women deliberating George Zimmerman's fate asked the court Saturday evening for clarification on the instructions regarding manslaughter, the judge said. That couldn't have even been a question a few days ago: Judge Debra Nelson ruled Thursday, over the defense's vehement objection, to include manslaughter as an option for jurors, in addition to the second-degree murder charge. Their third option would be to find Zimmerman not guilty. The question -- which was read out in court, without the jurors present, shortly before 6 p.m. -- was the first posed by...
  • For George Zimmerman: Just Imagine

    07/13/2013 1:15:18 PM PDT · by MHGinTN · 133 replies
    7/13/2013 | MHGinTN
    After folks have said this should be offered as a stand-alone thread, here goes: Imagine, just allow yourself to imagine ... You are in your vehicle on your way to the store one evening and you see a tall, slightly hunched over figure wobbling along the space between condominium buildings of your community in the dimness of the poorly lit sidewalk. The figure pauses in the misty rain to peer from under the sweatshirt hoodie he's wearing, to look into the back sliding doors of selected condos. It is dark and the figure is wearing dark clothing with the hood...
  • Dershowitz: Zimmerman Prosecutors 'Should Be Disbarred'

    07/13/2013 7:20:06 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 47 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | 7/12/2013 | Bill Hoffmann
    Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz says the prosecutors in the George Zimmerman murder trial should be charged with "prosecutorial misconduct" for suggesting the defendant planned the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin. "That is something no prosecutor should be allowed to get away with … to make up a story from whole cloth," Dershowitz told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV. "These prosecutors should be disbarred. They have acted absolutely irresponsibly in an utterly un-American fashion." Zimmerman, a 29-year-old neighborhood watch volunteer, is charged with gunning down Martin, 17, as the two fought following a confrontation in the gated Sanford,...
  • State of Florida vs. George Zimmerman Self-defense is not a crime: VERDICT WATCH.

    07/13/2013 6:07:06 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 4,131 replies
    annettekblog.wordpress ^ | July 12, 2013 | annettek
    I pray for a fair and just verdict. My support and thoughts go out to the Zimmerman family and the defense team as we wait. Links to Live Streams (Thanks Carole): WAT~ http://wildabouttrial.com/trial_videos/watch-the-george-zimmerman-hearing-live/ Local WFTV~ http://www.wftv.com/s/zimmerman-livestream// Click Orlando~ http://www.clickorlando.com/news/-/1637132/19533480/-/fm5b93z/-/index.html
  • South Florida Prepares For Zimmerman Verdict

    07/12/2013 3:34:55 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | July 12, 2013 | CBS Miami
    MIAMI (CBS4) – The Miami-Dade Police Department is partnering with local pastors in anticipation of the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. From the pulpit of the Peaceful Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Miami-Dade Police Director JD Patterson preached peace Thursday evening. “Riots are not acceptable and riots are not expected,” Patterson said.
  • Zimmerman Defense Gives Evidence-Rich Closing, State Appeals to “Heart”

    07/12/2013 1:45:06 PM PDT · by Sopater · 55 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Friday, July 12, 2013 | Andrew Branca
    This morning saw the defense give its closing statement in Florida v. Zimmerman, the last opportunity for them to deliver their compelling narrative of innocence to the jury. And boy, did Mark O’Mara deliver. In a closing rich with evidence, facts, and the law, O’Mara focused the jury on their legal obligation to deliver a verdict consistent with the State’s burden to prove Zimmerman’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. O’Mara stepped them through every significant piece of evidence, and every single witness that had appeared in court. He reminded them of their duty to come to a verdict using only...
  • Judge Confronts Zimmerman

    07/12/2013 5:08:08 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 35 replies
    This is a link to a YouTube video of the judge in the Zimmerman case acting with prejudice against Zimmerman. It is a must watch. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=UgDuu6i8MtE
  • Defense rests; Zimmerman won't testify in murder trial

    07/10/2013 12:46:07 PM PDT · by Sopater · 141 replies
    <p>Defense rests case in George Zimmerman’s second-degree murder trial without the former neighborhood watch volunteer taking the stand.</p>