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  • Witness claims youths yelled 'this is for Trayvon' in beating

    07/16/2013 6:18:08 AM PDT · by RedMDer · 34 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 7:39 p.m. EDT, July 15, 2013 | Justin George
    Baltimore police say they are investigating a witness account that a group of black youths beat a Hispanic man near Patterson Park Sunday while saying, "This is for Trayvon." A witness posted the account on a community Facebook page, and police confirmed they are looking into whether the suspects' reaction to the verdict in the Florida trial of George Zimmerman played a part in the incident. A police report on the beating does not mention the alleged comments. Sgt. Eric Kowalczyk, a police spokesman, declined to go into further detail.

    07/16/2013 9:12:57 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 85 replies ^ | July 16, 2013 | Drudgereport
    Last night Trayvon Martin's friend Rachel Jeantel gave CNN her first interview since testifying in the George Zimmerman murder trial. Jeantel opened up and let loose on the murder case that gripped that nation. She explained to CNN's Piers Morgan how she warned her childhood friend that Zimmerman -- could be a gay rapist! MORGAN: You felt that there was no doubt in your mind from what Trayvon was telling you on the phone about the creepy ass cracka and so on, that he absolutely believed that George Zimmerman, this man, you didn't know who he was at the time,...
  • Maya Angelou Reacts To Zimmerman Trial, Evokes Civil Rights Era

    07/16/2013 9:56:14 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 77 replies
    Time Swampland ^ | July 16, 2013 | Maya Rhodan
    Author, poet, and activist Maya Angelou was shaken by the verdict of the George Zimmerman trial, saying it shows “how far we have to go” as a country. “That one man, armed with a gun can actually profile a young man because he is black and end up shooting him dead…It is so painful,” Angelou said in an interview with TIME Monday.
  • MSNBC Contributor: More White Kids Must Die Before We Understand Racism

    07/16/2013 10:12:47 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 90 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 16, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    In light of a jury finding George Zimmerman not guilty of murder or manslaughter over the weekend, the folks over at MSNBC are becoming even more unhinged than usual. Monday during a panel on NOW with Alex Wagner, MSNBC contributor, fill-in host and Georgetown Professor Michael Eric Dyson suggested America won't understand racism until more white children are killed.
  • ‘It Was Gruesome’: Waiter Pummeled in the Face (Trayvon Protest Oakland - trunc title)

    07/16/2013 10:09:31 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 54 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/16/2013 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    “It was gruesome.” That’s how one witness described what happened in Oakland on Monday night when pro-Trayvon Martin protesters attacked a local restaurant. The “gruesome” description is specifically referring to the part where a waiter at that restaurant stood up to one of the protesters and was pummeled in the face with a hammer-like object because of it. “Protesters with black masks approached the window and tried to bang at it,” bartender Phillip Ricafort told the Oakland Tribune. “(The waiter) said, ‘Don’t do that!’ and the guy turned around and smacked him in the face with a hammer.”

    07/16/2013 10:36:08 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 98 replies ^ | July 16, 2013 | John Gibson
    The incomparable Rachel Jeantel, the person Trayvon Martin spoke to on his phone just before he was shot and killed, last night explained why George Zimmerman was wrong to feel his life was in danger and he needed to go for his gun. It was just a case of “whup-ass”, she said on television. Her interviewer, the dense-Brit CNN host Piers Morgan, failed to immediately grasp her meaning and let the moment slip by. But if by some strange twist of fate millions of Americans were watching (they were not), any of them would have immediately understood her statement. Translated...
  • Jogger Says He was Attacked in Retaliation for Zimmerman Verdict

    07/16/2013 10:49:33 AM PDT · by South40 · 19 replies
    FoxRadio ^ | 7/15/2013 | Todd Starnes
    A man who says he was jogging alongside of a road when three black men abducted and beat him claims the alleged attack was in retaliation for George Zimmerman’s acquittal, police in Senatobia, Miss. told Fox News. Police Chief Steve Holts told Fox News the alleged victim, who is white, was jogging Sunday night along Highway 51 when, he said, the suspects pulled over and ordered him to get inside their car. “One of them asked, ‘Do you know who Trayvon Martin was?’” Holts quoted the man as saying. At that point, the men in the vehicle allegedly attacked him.
  • Is Nancy Grace Racist? Says Zimmerman Is 'Driving Through Taco Bell Every Night, Having A Churro'

    07/16/2013 12:04:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    International Business Times ^ | July 16, 2013 | Howard Koplowitz
    Nancy Grace is being accused of using racist language Tuesday in describing George Zimmerman’s freedom, saying he’s “driving through Taco Bell every night having a churro,” after the neighborhood community watchman was acquitted of murder charges in the Trayvon Martin shooting. Grace, a former prosecutor and the flagship personality on television network HLN, was incensed over Zimmerman attorney Mark O’Mara urging the jury to acquit his client and let him “get back to his life” during closing arguments last week in the Zimmerman trial. “Give Zimmerman back his life?” Grace said with incredulity on HLN on July 12, when closing...
  • List Of Trayvon Martin Supporters Making Retaliatory Attacks Grows

    07/16/2013 11:11:37 AM PDT · by Sopater · 39 replies
    Oposing Views ^ | July 16, 2013 | Dabney Bailey
    The Trayvon Martin case has sparked violent outbursts from angry protestors on both sides of the fence. Unfortunately, the list of violent incidents continues to grow.March 25-26: At least seven white people were attacked by mobs of black people in Grand Rapids, Michigan. / "The detective also told Jacob that he believed the Trayvon Martin media frenzy is what prompted the attacks."April 5: A 78-year-old Ohio man said that he was the victim of a hate crime after a group of young black men attacked him while shouting, “This is for Trayvon.”April 10: Police in Gainesville, FL investigated a “racially...
  • Zimmerman Protesters Take Over FL Gov's Office

    07/16/2013 11:17:48 AM PDT · by Nachum · 95 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/16/13 | Lee Stranahan,
    From Lee Stranahan, Breitbart News: A coalition put together by Dream Defenders took over Florida Gov. Rick Scott's office in Tallahassee on Tuesday to demand a special legislative session that they say will address "the issues at the center of the Trayvon Martin tragedy." The coalition contends that "stand your ground vigilantism, racial profiling and a war on youth that paints us as criminals and funnels us out of schools and funnels us out of schools and into prison" is part of the culture that lead to the tragedy. Governor Scott was out of the office and not expected to...
  • Zimmerman protests: Wal-Mart shoppers recall chaos, trashed store

    07/16/2013 11:25:51 AM PDT · by kevcol · 40 replies
    LA Times ^ | 7/16/13 | Ruben Vives and Kate Mather
    Shoppers at a Wal-Mart on Crenshaw Boulevard described a scene of chaos and mayhem Monday night as unruly protesters stormed the store, tossing merchandise and trying to loot jewelry cases. . . . The women said they saw clothes on the floor and a little girl crying. “She must have been in the middle of it,” Erica Williams said. The two left the store and watched as the crowd continued to gather on Crenshaw Boulevard. When they decided to go shopping, they thought they were a safe distance from any potential problems.
  • GOD AND MAN AT PENN (Ivy League professor on Zimmerman)

    07/16/2013 12:28:30 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 23 replies
    Powerline ^ | July 16,2013 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    It should come as no surprise that some of the very worst rants about George Zimmerman’s acquittal are coming from an Ivy League professor. The competition is stiff, but will be hard-pressed to keep up with Anthea Butler, an associate professor of religious studies at the University of Pennsylvania. The Zimmerman verdict has caused Butler to conclude that God is “a white racist god with a problem” who “is carrying a gun and stalking young black men.” There are conclusions Butler could have reached short of equating her caricature of Zimmerman with God. She could have settled for the less...
  • Rangel: "If The Police Had Got A Black Zimmerman... They Would Have Beat Him To Death"

    07/16/2013 12:34:03 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 31 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 15, 2013
    MARTIN BASHIR:If he had been black, Zimmerman would not have been charged with a crime? Can you control your own laughter at that statement? REP. CHARLES RANGEL (D-NY): No, I think it's possible if the police had got a black Zimmerman, the question would be whether they would have beat him to death and then threw handcuffs on him and dragged him into the precinct.
  • How is Something Saved Measured?

    01/28/2010 9:53:35 AM PST · by MosesKnows · 6 replies · 260+ views
    January 28, 2010 | MosesKnows
    How is Something Saved Measured? The reason for my question is the wide variety of figures offered by President Obama and his administration regarding jobs created or saved. We know how they measure the number of jobs created but we don’t know how they measure the number of jobs saved. What data allows the Obama administration to give us the number of jobs saved because of some action on his part? In simple terms, how do they know, how do they measure it?
  • Report Cites Measured Progress in Iraq

    08/24/2007 5:31:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 118+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 24, 2007 – The latest National Intelligence Estimate update released yesterday reports a drop in violent attacks and measured progress in Iraq and suggests that, with continued robust counterinsurgency operations and mentoring by coalition forces, Iraqi security forces will continue to improve. “While the February NIE concluded that conditions in Iraq were worsening, today's key judgments clearly show that the military's counterinsurgency strategy, fully operational since mid-summer, has begun to slow the rapidly increasing violence and patterns of that violence we have been seeing in Iraq. This change is a necessary precondition to the stability and increased...
  • Introducing Jim Murfin for 13th District Judge. KS 13th District (Butler,Elk and Greenwood)

    07/22/2006 4:48:04 PM PDT · by KansasConservative1 · 2 replies · 425+ views
    Self | 07/22/06 | Self
    I have been a Freerepublic member for many years (go ahead and look it up ;-)! As a long-timer, please allow me to take a quick moment to introduce a candidate for District Court Judge for the Kansas 13th Judicial District (Butler, Elk, Greenwood Counties). Jim Murfin is an experienced lawyer with many years spent in both the role of council and of judge. That aside, I know of Jim and his family from the perspective of a long-time friend. Jim posses a strong love of God and family, and is proud to have earned the Kansans for Life endorsement....
  • Medieval Ancestors Measured Up To Our Height Standards

    09/19/2005 3:32:59 PM PDT · by blam · 178 replies · 2,941+ views
    The Times/British Archaeology ^ | 9-19-2005 | Norman Hammond
    September 19, 2005 Notebook: Archeology Medieval ancestors measured up to our height standards By Norman Hammond, Archaeology Correspondent OUR ANCESTORS were as tall as we are, contrary to popular belief. Over the past five millennia the average height of men in Britain has remained stable at about 170cm (5ft 7in), and that of women at 160cm (5ft 3in). We may be surprised at how small the armour worn by the Black Prince or King Henry V was, but such giants on the battlefield were not physically large and were towered over by contemporaries of all classes. “The enduring myth that...
  • Deadly Tsunami Measured by Satellite

    01/11/2005 1:37:17 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 1,311+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/11/05 | Randolph E. Schmid - AP
    WASHINGTON - The tsunami that killed thousands around the Indian Ocean was caught by a series of radar satellites, allowing National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists to develop measurements of the wave in mid-ocean. While a tsunami can rise to great heights when it arrives at the shore, such waves are often barely noticeable in the ocean. In this case, scientists found that two hours after the undersea quake that launched the tsunami, the wave was about two feet. An hour and 15 minutes later it was down to about 16 inches. After eight hours the main wave was down...