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  • Witness tampering in Trayvon Martin case?

    05/23/2012 7:45:03 AM PDT · by Fido969 · 44 replies
    examiner.com ^ | May 23, 2012 | Radell Smith
    Any cop knows that witness testimony is flimsy at best, with more than one witness to a crime typically differing on half a dozen different aspects of a case. But one thing is a given: cops go with the first testimony a witness gives—not the one likely impacted later by family, friends and the court of public opinion. And so it will go with George Zimmerman’s defense lawyer as well, when the Trayvon Martin shooting case finally goes to trial. Until then, however, the fact that four witnesses have changed their stories somewhat should make the public concerned about witness...
  • The Zimmerman case disintegrates

    05/22/2012 5:35:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 58 replies
    humanevents.com ^ | 21 May, 2012 | John Hayward
    The release of evidence in George Zimmerman’s murder trial quickly made a mockery of his second-degree murder charges, and threw a further layer of shame upon media and political opportunists who misrepresented a tragic, but fairly straightforward, case of lethal force employed in self-defense. It is remarkable to take stock of this evidence and realize that it supports every single aspect of Zimmerman’s statement to the police. His injuries are consistent with his account of physical assault by Trayvon Martin. Martin’s gunshot wound occurred at the very short range described by Zimmerman, demolishing fantasies about a racist mall-cop wannabe stalking...
  • Another Video of Trayvon Martin Fighting

    05/21/2012 11:04:37 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    Trayvon Martin in lighter colored T-Shirt.U-Tube keeps knocking down the video… But you can always watch it HERE
  • Drop George Zimmerman’s murder charge

    05/21/2012 6:33:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 18 May, 2012 | Alan Dershowitz
    A medical report by George Zimmerman’s doctor has disclosed that Zimmerman had a fractured nose, two black eyes, two lacerations on the back of his head and a back injury on the day after the fatal shooting. If this evidence turns out to be valid, the prosecutor will have no choice but to drop the second-degree murder charge against Zimmerman — if she wants to act ethically, lawfully and professionally. There is, of course, no assurance that the special prosecutor handling the case, State Attorney Angela Corey, will do the right thing. Because until now, her actions have been anything...
  • What the evidence in Trayvon Martin case doesn't show

    05/21/2012 4:31:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    sacbee.com ^ | 20 May, 2012 | SCOTT HIAASEN, AUDRA D.S. BURCH AND FRANCES ROBLES
    MIAMI -- The stack of evidence released last week in the second-degree murder case against George Zimmerman is notable, legal experts say, for what's not in it: firm evidence that Zimmerman acted with malice when he shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Special prosecutor Angela Corey charged Zimmerman last month, alleging that Zimmerman, a neighborhood crime-watch volunteer, acted with ill will when he shot Martin, who was black, after a Feb. 26 scuffle behind some townhouses in a gated community in Sanford, Fla., where Martin was staying with his father. But analysts say the evidence released so far contains little information to...
  • Zimmerman murder case looks like long shot

    05/19/2012 3:36:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | May 19, 2012 | Beth Kassab
    Unless Angela Corey has something she's not telling us, her second-degree-murder case against George Zimmerman is looking more and more like a long shot. The special prosecutor assigned to investigate the death of Trayvon Martin released hundreds of pages of evidence last week. But any expectation of a bombshell to explain her reason for filing a murder charge — which comes with a much higher burden of proof than a manslaughter charge — was short-lived. The documents failed to answer the case's biggest questions: Who started the fight between Zimmerman and Trayvon? And whose voice was heard screaming for help...
  • Shooting of Black FL Teen Ignites National "Furor", Major Figures Weigh In on Incident!

    05/19/2012 9:08:10 AM PDT · by Fido969 · 17 replies
    Leftie claims at this point seem to be more flailing around then based in the evidence: Leftie claim #1: Zimmerman's wounds weren’t serious, and he didn't need to shoot Trayvon Fact: Although it would be unusual to be beaten to death, the fact it is does occur. Slate's article: Punched to Death (http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2012/05/george_zimmerman_claims_he_was_fighting_for_his_life_how_deadly_is_an_unarmed_teenager_.html) Leftie claim #2: The amount of THCs in Martin blood were so low that he probably hadn't smoked in days. Fact: The amounts of THC in Martin's blood were 1.5 nanograms per liter of THC, and of 7.3 of THC-COOH. The California level of "intoxication while driving"...
  • Key witness in Trayvon Martin shooting changed story

    05/19/2012 7:26:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 48 replies
    msnbc ^ | 18 May, 2012 | NA
    A key witness to the Trayvon Martin shooting changed the story he had given Sanford, Fla., police, telling state authorities he was not sure who was screaming during the altercation with George Zimmerman, NBC Dateline confirmed Friday. The man known as Witness #6 originally told Sanford police Zimmerman cried for help. The witness stuck to his account that he saw Martin, 17, straddling Zimmerman and pinning him to the ground before Martin was shot. On March 20, according to the Orlando Sentinel, while sitting for a follow-up interview by a Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigator the witness said that...
  • Cops, Witnesses Back Up George Zimmerman's Version of Trayvon Martin Shooting

    05/19/2012 6:53:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 45 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | 17 May , 2012 | MATT GUTMAN
    Two police reports written the night that George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin said that Zimmerman had a bloody face and nose, according to police reports made public today. The reports also note that two witness accounts appear to back up Zimmerman's version of what happened when they describe a man on his back with another person wearing a hoodie straddling him and throwing punches. It has been such a contentious case that even the evidence is being disputed. The police report states that Trayvon Martin's father told an investigator after listening to 911 tapes that captured a man's voice frantically...
  • Trayvon Martin Witness Believes 'He Intended for This Kid to Die'

    05/19/2012 2:36:59 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 91 replies
    News Flash, ABC News runs new story: At 7:11 that night, Zimmerman, a member of the area's neighborhood watch, had called 911 to report a suspicious teenager. Minutes later, the police dispatcher told Zimmerman to stop follwing Martin. Moments later, Zimmerman got out of his car. That's when the two met and Martin was killed... police say could have been avoided if he did not leave his car as directed by the 911 dispatcher.
  • The Trayvon Martin Case Revelations Should Shame the Media -- But Won't

    05/18/2012 2:23:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    Rushlimbaugh.com ^ | May 18, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Trayvon Martin had drugs in his system. This is turning out to be the Duke lacrosse case all over again. Trayvon Martin, 17-year-old who was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, had the drug THC in his system the night of his death. That's the primary ingredient in marijuana. The revelation came as prosecutors in the case prepared to release to the public hundreds of pages of new evidence along with videos and crime scene photos. None of this information was in the charging affidavit, none of it. The charging affidavit contained only the fact that Zimmerman...
  • Travon Martin's family attorney giving orders to MSM how to spin story

    05/18/2012 9:26:30 AM PDT · by Fido969 · 48 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | May 18, 2012 | Fox News Latino
    "The police concluded that none of this would have happened if George Zimmerman hadn't gotten out of his car," said attorney Ben Crump. "If George Zimmerman hadn't gotten out of his car, they say it was completely avoidable. That is the headline."
  • He Said What? Zimmerman's Letter From Jail Before He Was Released (DETAILS)

    05/18/2012 6:19:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    globalgrind.com ^ | 17 May , 2012 | The Decider
    Days before bonding out of a Florida jail, George Zimmerman wrote a two page letter to a supporter, which has now been released to the public. Zimmerman believes, "this will all work out for me in the future...I have given my burden to the Lord and he has blessed me with tremendous patience!" The two-page letter obtained by The Smoking Gun was written by Zimmerman in a response to a letter of support sent by an Ohio man who wanted to deposit money in his jail account. Zimmerman explained that he was only allowed to accept funds from individuals on...
  • ABC News Reports Medical Records Support George Zimmerman’s Account

    05/16/2012 5:08:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 59 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | 15 May, 2012 | Jon Bershad
    When the tragic story of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin consumed the nation over the past few months, a number of questions were raised about racism, vigilantism, and self defense laws. However, the most important question was always the first one; what exactly happened that fateful night? The shooter, George Zimmerman, has always claimed that he fired his gun in self defense, something many found hard to believe considering the young boy he killed was unarmed. However, tonight, ABC World News broke information about the injuries Zimmerman received that may shed more light on just how that night went...
  • George Zimmerman prosecutors file list of witnesses, evidence in Trayvon Martin shooting

    05/14/2012 7:15:58 PM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | 14 May, 2012 | Rene Stutzman and Jeff Weiner
    SANFORD – As many eagerly awaited the release of never-before-seen evidence in the case against George Zimmerman, members of Special Prosecutor Angela Corey's office provided a preview on Monday in the form of an eight-page document. The paperwork, filed with the Seminole County clerk as closing time approached, included a list of witnesses the state plans to call and identified several pieces of the evidence prosecutors expect to use to support a second-degree murder charge in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Late Monday, Zimmerman attorney Mark O'Mara confirmed he had received the evidence at his office. It consists of...
  • The Who, the How and the Why of the Trayvonn Industry

    05/06/2012 2:27:19 PM PDT · by LegendHasIt · 31 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | May 6, 2012 | ' sundancecracker'
    Either Brandy Green is the most understanding “girlfriend” a grieving opportunist could catch. Or Green is no longer Tracy Martin’s girlfriend. Apparently Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton have ditched their prior employment as Truck Driver and Housing Counselor respectively, to undertake a Full-Time career in bereavement Exploitation. After returning from the Los Angeles West coast leg of Trayvon’s Trail Of Tears, the devastated and grief filled, albeit fashionably dressed and exhausted, couple now finish a whirlwind Southern appreciation tour while preparing for Europe.
  • Jesse Jackson’s false sermon on Trayvon Martin(FL)

    Civil rights icon Jesse Jackson took to the pulpit and the classroom in Miami to sermonize and implore African Americans to vote and to turn the death of Trayvon Martin into action. “There are lessons in this tragic matter of Trayvon Martin’s death,” Jackson said at 93rd Street Community Baptist Church on Sunday. “It defines white and black in this season -- that racism is alive and doing much too well.” So are half-truths and distortions – if Jackson’s speech is any measure. After mentioning the deaths and martyrdom of black activists and youths, Jackson brought up Trayvon’s death Feb....
  • Update #13 – The Trayvon Martin Shooting – The Julison Communications Racist Agenda and Trail

    04/30/2012 5:00:09 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 30 April, 2012 | sundancecracker
    The layers of deception and spin appear almost infinite at this point in our research and discovery. For the purpose of this update we dig in to the Julison Communications angle a little deeper and find ourselves on the road to the White House. Again, a reminder and request for readers; The TreeHouse research team and numerous visitors, along with hundreds of tips from major sources and highly respected professionals, have been exhaustively searched, proofed, vetted and assembled. This “Julison Discovery” information, and the substance of this update, is not easily digested, or understood, in a vacuum of this single...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • I am not Trayvon MArtin

    04/27/2012 1:49:34 PM PDT · by Mark Mayberry · 174 replies
    Truth About Bills ^ | 04/27/2012 | Mark Mayberry
     I am not Trayvon Martin It is the greatest day of the year for a college student.  My exams are done and I am looking ahead toward a summer of relaxation and no homework in sight.  I stopped by my college bookstore today to return my textbooks and noticed a flyer on the student activities bulletin board that said, “We are Trayvon Martin.” The picture is featured above and is also goes on to state that it was a meeting held by the NAACP on my college campus on April 4th.  Now this flyer got me thinking as I stood...
  • 2 charged in Oak Park beating motivated by Trayvon Martin killing, official says

    04/26/2012 7:34:47 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 26, 2012 | Joseph Ruzich
    A teen charged with a hate crime in Oak Park told investigators he beat his victim in anger over the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, according to the Cook County state's attorney office.
  • George Zimmerman: the black, Hispanic, Peruvian, kind-hearted non-white, not-racist poster boy

    04/26/2012 4:37:26 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 9 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...
  • Why Trayvon’s killer should be acquitted

    04/25/2012 7:31:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 38 replies
    suntimes.com ^ | 24 April, 2012 | Jacob Sullum
    Critics of Florida’s self-defense law object to its recognition of a right to “stand your ground” in public places, which eliminated the duty to retreat from an assailant. Yet many of these critics seem to believe they have a duty to stand their ground and never retreat, using George Zimmerman’s shooting of Trayvon Martin as a weapon to attack Florida’s law, no matter what the evidence shows. The emphasis on the right to stand your ground is puzzling in the context of the Martin case, since Zimmerman’s defense does not seem to rely on it. The 28-year-old neighborhood watch volunteer,...
  • Does the Third Amendment Speak to the George Zimmerman Case?

    04/24/2012 8:57:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    rationalreview.com ^ | 23 April, 2012 | J. Neil Schulman
    Author’s Note, April 23, 2012: I have removed the word “gated” from my description of the Twin Lakes community per the following link: “According to Ryan Julison, assistant to Martin family attorney Benjamin Crump, Twin Lakes is actually not entirely gated. There is also no guard at the gate, there are no high fences. The community is just modest condos, Julison says, not protected with the electronic equivalent of a castle moat. So the Gate Access Form provided by The Retreat at Twin Lakes Homeowners Association could be considered somewhat misleading.” – J. Neil Schulman On February 26, 2012 George...
  • Dershowitz Blasts Zimmerman Prosecution

    04/20/2012 11:16:43 AM PDT · by trappedincanuckistan · 20 replies
    Big Government ^ | April 20, 2012 | Breitbart News
    The arrest affidavit did not mention the photograph, or the bleeding, gashes, and bruises on Zimmermans’ head. Professor Alan Dershowitz of Harvard Law School stated upon release of the arrest affidavit that it was “so thin that it won’t make it past a judge on a second degree murder charge … everything in the affidavit is completely consistent with a defense of self-defense.” After the release of the photo, however, Dershowitz went much further, telling Breitbart News that if the prosecutors did have the photo and didn’t mention it in the affidavit, that would constitute a “grave ethical violation,” since...
  • Bail set at $150G for George Zimmerman while he awaits trial in Trayvon Martin shooting death

    04/20/2012 9:14:17 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 56 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 4/20/2012 | unknown
    URGENT: A Florida judge said George Zimmerman can be released on $150,000 bail as he awaits trial for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester set several conditions Friday for Zimmerman's release. He cannot have any firearms, drink alcohol or use drugs and must observe a curfew. The judge said details need to be worked out between Zimmerman's attorney and law enforcement, and that Zimmerman will not be released Friday. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the 17-year-old Martin's death during a February confrontation in a Sanford, Fla., gated community. He is claiming self-defense. The bail...
  • Stand Your Ground, America

    04/19/2012 11:45:43 AM PDT · by imardmd1 · 12 replies
    American Spectator ^ | April 18, 2012 | PETER FERRARA
    A sober look at the case against George Zimmerman. How do you stand your ground if you are lying on your back getting pummeled in the face? That one question alone shows that Stand Your Ground laws are not at issue in the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin controversy. But the tragic death of young Trayvon is only seen by those on the left as a valuable media opportunity to further exploit the millions of gullible Americans to advance the left's political interests and agenda. Indeed, we have some people in positions of influence, both leading politicians and figures in the major...
  • Walking Papers? The Incredibly Thin, Speculative Zimmerman Affidavit (Interesting article)

    04/17/2012 1:01:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 61 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 17, 2012 | Bob Owens
    Angela Corey's filing against George Zimmerman bears the hallmarks of a career-ender. Last week, Florida prosecutor Angela Corey stunned many within the legal establishment when she announced her office was filing a second-degree murder charge against George Zimmerman. The four-page affidavit of probable cause filed by Corey’s office shocked legal experts, ranging from liberal Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz and liberal law bloggerJeralyn Merritt to conservative former prosecutorAndrew McCarthy and talk show host Mark Levin, among others. The affidavit starts out typically, listing the names and qualifications of the two investigators used by the special prosecutor. It then begins to...
  • Miami-Dade firefighter under investigation for Trayvon Martin Facebook rant

    04/16/2012 6:45:08 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 41 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | April; 15, 2012 | DAVID OVALLE
    A Miami-Dade firefighter’s rant about the Trayvon Martin case — posted on his personal Facebook page — is drawing scrutiny from his bosses. Capt. Brian Beckmann’s post, published for the public Friday by the website theGrio.com, lambasts the prosecutor in the George Zimmerman case and suggests “urban youth” are the products of “failed, sh*tbag, ignorant, pathetic, welfare dependent excuses for parents.”
  • Why Trayvon Martin's Case May Not Go To A Jury

    04/15/2012 1:01:36 PM PDT · by ironman · 78 replies
    South Florida Criminal Lawyers Blog ^ | 13 April 2012 | Kevin Moot
    Now that prosecutors have brought charges against George Zimmerman, you probably think that a jury is going to hear the facts and decide the case. Think again. Under Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law, if George Zimmerman can convince a judge that he acted justifiably, he is entitled to immunity from prosecution. That means no jury; no conviction; no jail. Think of it as a big "Get Out of Jail Free" card. It is worth repeating: Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law does not just provide an affirmative defense; it provides immunity. The distinction is extremely significant... Thus, when looking at the...
  • Moving On From George Zimmerman(Uber Barf Alert)

    04/14/2012 7:38:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    theatlantic.com ^ | 13 April, 2012 | Ta-Nehisi Coates
    Minus the unfortunate sports metaphor, I think Jesse Jackson has it right: "Let's not forget that Mr. Zimmerman represents a first down, not a touchdown -- the beginning of a process. But far beyond him, the victory is not in how long he stays in jail; the victory is in repealing these draconian, Stand Your Ground, self-defense, vigilante laws," Jackson told reporters along with others attending a church conference. "These laws incentivize vigilantism, take-the-law-into-your-own hands, kill or be killed. That's beneath the civility of a great nation." If you have a moment it's worth taking a listen to the Joe...
  • Meet Trayvon Martin's Attorney Jasmine Rand

    04/13/2012 8:33:43 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 27 replies
    Bossip.com ^ | March 29th, 2012
    Oh yeah, peep her discussion with Bill O’Reilly the other night on the Trayvon Martin case as well... Jasmine Rand, an attorney representing Trayvon Martin‘s family, spoke to Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly on Tuesday night about how the case has been unfolding. O’Reilly asked about the new information about Martin’s school records, which Rand said bear zero legal relevance to case. Responding to the issue of the Black Panthers, Rand said the family does not support any calls for violence.
  • Martin Case Affidavit

    I strongly disagree with David French’s analysis. I’m inclined, instead, to agree with commentators ranging from former Reagan Justice Department official Mark Levin to Harvard’s Alan Dershowitz that the affidavit is stunningly weak — “unethical,” as Prof. Dershowitz puts it. In fact, I go further (which, after nearly 20 years of writing and supervising the writing of complaint affidavits, I think I’m qualified to do). This affidavit is not law, it is agitprop: invoking, for example, the explosive term “profiled” but carefully avoiding any discussion of what it means and failing to note that (a) there is no evidence of...
  • Dershowitz: Zimmerman Affidavit ‘Irresponsible And Unethical’

    04/13/2012 10:55:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 66 replies
    wagist.com ^ | 13 April, 2012 | Dan Linehan
    Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz made an appearance on on MSNBC’s Hardball to discuss the Zimmerman arrest affidavit, and had some incredibly harsh language for Angela Corey concerning her actions in the George Zimmerman prosecution. Dershowitz is a well-known Democrat with a column on the Huffington Post, but seemed stunned by how poorly written the affidavit was, going so far as to call it “irresponsible and unethical,” as well as Corey’s actions politically motivated. He also said that if the prosecution didn’t have more evidence for the case than what we’ve seen, “a good judge would throw it out.”...
  • Has the Trayvon Martin incident become more about the media than the shooting?

    04/13/2012 9:00:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    qando.net ^ | 9 April, 2012 | Bruce McQuain
    If you’ve been following this incident at all, you know that much of what was initially reported was wrong and some of what has been reported since was false, manufactured and/or misleading. American Thinker has a good round up of the story to this point. In the article, Jeff Lipke outlines the “myth” as it was perpetrated by the media. The two worst offenders in my opinion have been NBC and ABC. NBC aired an edited 911 tape which was clearly meant to depict George Zimmerman as a racist. They continue to try to defend it as a “mistake”. No...
  • George Zimmerman: Self-defense hearing could dismiss death charge(FL)

    04/13/2012 6:47:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 138 replies
    orlandosentinel.com ^ | 11 April, 2012 | Henry Pierson Curtis
    George Zimmerman can ask to have the second-degree-murder charge against him dropped without having to stand trial in the death of Trayvon Martin. Two years ago, the Florida Supreme Court ruled that anyone claiming "stand your ground" immunity in a death, battery or assault case can request a hearing on the evidence. The hearing allows the prosecution and defense to argue all the elements of self-defense in the case evidence. To get charges dismissed, the accused must convince the judge that a reasonable person would believe that using deadly force or the threat of deadly force was the only way...
  • Ole Miss law professor reacts to Zimmerman charge(MS)

    04/13/2012 6:13:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies
    wmctv.com ^ | 12 April, 2012 | Michael Clark
    OXFORD, MS - (WMC-TV) - An Ole Miss Law Professor says the public needs to wait for all the facts before making judgments in the shooting of Trayvon Martin. After watching Reverend Kia Grandberry live on Action News 5 Thursday morning, Ole Miss law professor Samuel Davis was irritated with one of her comments about George Zimmerman. Davis said it is those types of remarks that are plaguing the case. "Now that he's [Zimmerman] been arrested, we want a conviction," Grandberry said on Action News 5 Thursday morning. "That's what bothered me," Davis said. Take one look around Samuel Davis'...
  • As more facts are known I have more questions: Martin and Zimmerman

    04/12/2012 5:04:46 PM PDT · by 70times7 · 110 replies
    WAGIST ^ | April 12, 2012 | Dan Linehan
    If you read the article HERE you find a lot of good information. Maps are displayed along with time lines that describe the encounter between Martin and Zimmerman. This is the most detailed account I have seen yet.A week or two ago another thread asked why no footage had been shown with Trayvon getting his Skittles at the 7-Eleven. I speculated that they didn't want the public to know that this "poor little boy" was actually much bigger than Zimmerman, and no longer a little boy. But there may be another reason; he was never there.According to the account Zimmerman...
  • The moment when you realize there’s not much difference between Gawker and Drudge Report

    04/12/2012 4:56:32 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 10 replies
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | 4/8/2012 | William A. Jacobson
    The moment is 9 a.m. this morning when Drudge still has in the top left — the prime placement – a misleading link claiming armed neo-Nazis are patrolling Sanford, Florida, where Trayvon Martin was shot: I informed Drudge (via email, its tip box, and Twitter) about 14 hours ago that the link was misleading, as Sanford police denied such armed patrols were taking place. The linked story claims “heavily armed” patrols of 10-20 people. Many readers also reached out to Drudge as well. Some media outlets did update their stories after they became aware that Sanford police were denying such...
  • Arrest Delivered – Trayvon’s Parents Closer To Payday, Attorney General Provides The Key

    04/12/2012 2:09:45 PM PDT · by bkopto · 18 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Apr 12, 2012 | Sundancecracker
    The Trayvon family is not seeking justice in the form you would think. No, they are seeking monetary justice, or more directly monetary gain. THAT is the motivation; and the absence of an “arrest” is what stood between them and their ability to sue in civil court”. Ask yourself why would anyone want an arrest without a conviction? “We are not asking that he be convicted; We are asking that he be arrested” Why is that so important? The answer can be found in the statutes of Florida law surrounding Justifiable Use Of Force (Statute 776) which outlines in Statute...
  • George Zimmerman to Be Charged With 2nd-Degree Murder in Death of Trayvon Martin, AP Reports

    04/11/2012 2:48:09 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 89 replies
    fox news ^ | 4-11-2012 | fox news
    Special prosecutor Angela Corey has decided to bring charges against neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the killing of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida, a law enforcement official said Wednesday.
  • NAACP chapter forum discusses Trayvon Martin killing (TX)

    04/11/2012 11:37:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    caller.com ^ | 11 April, 2012 | Rhiannon Meyers
    CORPUS CHRISTI — Corpus Christi panelists invited Tuesday to discuss the killing of a Florida teenager by a neighborhood watch volunteer cautioned against rushing to judgment in a case that has sparked debates about race and gun control. About 60 people attended Tuesday's forum organized by the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to hear panelists address Trayvon Martin's death and diversity. While the controversial case continues to stir emotions nationwide, Tuesday's discussion at the Del Mar College Center for Economic Development was stripped of the heated language fueling outrage and speculation about what...
  • ZIMMERMAN TO BE CHARGED IN THE SHOOTING DEATH OF TRAYVON MARTIN..

    04/11/2012 11:12:27 AM PDT · by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs · 33 replies
    Washington Post | April 11, 2012 | FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
    Fox News has reported that the Washington Post is saying that AG Angela Corey WILL charge George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.. More to follow..
  • Why I Called George Zimmerman a Murderer, and Why I Was Wrong

    04/11/2012 9:46:20 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 99 replies
    PJMEDIA ^ | April 11, 2012 | Bob Owens
    On March 17, I thought I had it all figured out. I wrote a post [1] on my blog in which I pronounced America’s most famous neighborhood watch captain guilty:
  • Zimmerman's attorneys quit

    04/10/2012 2:03:09 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/10/12 | CNN
    [Updated at 4:52 p.m. ET] Attorney Hal Uhrig said he and attorney Craig Sonner still stand by what they've said previously in defense of Zimmerman. Sonner said he still believes Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin in self-defense. [Updated at 4:49 p.m. ET] The attorneys for George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer who authorities say fatally shot an unarmed teenager in Florida, say they're no longer representing him, because they have lost contact with him. Attorneys Craig Sonner and Hal Uhrig say they last had contact with Zimmerman on Sunday. Since then, Zimmerman hasn't returned their phone calls or text messages, they...
  • George Zimmerman's lawyers to hold news conference

    04/10/2012 1:17:08 PM PDT · by spacejunkie2001 · 33 replies
    WDBO ^ | 4/10/2012
    Zimmerman's attorneys to talk
  • Defending George Zimmerman with Facts

    04/10/2012 6:48:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 55 replies
    Opposingviews ^ | 5 April, 2012 | LegalBoom Not For Profit INC
    A slew of questions have been raised in this investigation and calls for justice have been heard from all corners of our country. What's important is that we the citizens have the proper information to draw a conclusion about what actually happened that night. Everything else is pure speculation. I will attempt to do just that here with you, step by step. The night started with a 911 call from Mr. Zimmerman about a suspicious looking person walking through the neighborhood. Mr. Martin was a guest in the neighborhood and was difficult to identify by familiarity. The 911 dispatcher asked...
  • George Zimmerman, Killer of Trayvon Martin, was a Democrat

    04/09/2012 8:54:27 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 19 replies
    If George Zimmerman was a Republican or a Tea Party Member you can be certain that we would hear this story all the way to election time from the Democrat Owned and operated CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, and the New York Times.
  • Trayvon Martin protest closes Sanford Police Department

    04/09/2012 10:09:50 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 34 replies
    WKGM Orlando News 6 ^ | Updated On: Apr 09 2012 12:55:04 PM EDT | Staff
    SANFORD, Fla. - A group of students protesting the Trayvon Martin shooting on Monday blocked the entrance to the Sanford Police Department by kneeling in front of the doors, forcing the department to close. No arrests have been made in the Monday protest, which comes a day after the students, who call themselves the Dream Defenders, completed a 40-mile, three-day march from Daytona Beach to Sanford, where Martin, 17, was shot and killed by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in late February.