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  • Is George Zimmerman guilty of 2nd degree murder?

    04/20/2012 9:52:19 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 18 replies ^ | April 20, 2012 | Doug Book , staff writer
    From the projects to the White House, February’s shooting death of punk-in-the-making Trayvon Martin has provided a ready-made call to arms for the nation’s professional race hustlers. Even the President has taken advantage of this opportunity to pimp a black death for electoral profit. And though it isn’t surprising that much of the national media have ignored the way in which the facts of the shooting apply to Florida statute, it does seem difficult to believe that no one in the nation is interested. Given the many conflicting stories concerning surveillance video and witness testimony it is difficult to know...
  • Photo taken after Trayvon Martin shooting shows bloody George Zimmerman [LIVE THREAD]

    SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — WFTV just learned Friday morning about a picture of gunman George Zimmerman, taken just three minutes after the shooting that left 17-year-old Trayvon Martin dead. The picture reportedly shows cuts on the back of Zimmerman's head, with blood trickling down. Zimmerman, who shot and killed 17-year-old Martin on February 26 in a gated Sanford community, claimed he killed Martin in self-defense. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder for the shooting death of Martin. The picture would seem to back up Zimmerman's claim that Martin slammed his head against the sidewalk. That picture could be part of...
  • Governor Rick Scott picks members for "Stand your ground" task force [Miami Ignores the Pictures!]

    04/20/2012 4:29:52 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies ^ | 4/19/12 | Matt Dixon
    A task force headed by Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll, established to review among other things Florida’s controversial Stand Your Ground law, includes 17 members. The task force hopes to conclude its work by next year’s legislative session.
  • Hilarious Political Picture Making Fun of Obama
  • The 411 about the Trayvon Martin timeline

    04/20/2012 4:36:38 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 57 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 20 apr 2012 | Eric Zorn
    A key moment in George Zimmerman's cellphone call to the Police Department in Sanford, Fla., on the fateful night of Feb. 26 occurs at 7:11:41 p.m., a little more than two minutes into a call that lasts about four minutes. "He's running," says Zimmerman, referring to the "real suspicious guy" he'd called in to report. Almost immediately you hear on the recording a car door opening and what sounds like a warning beep indicating the key is still in the ignition. Shortly thereafter comes the unmistakable sound of wind blowing into a phone mouthpiece. Zimmerman is in pursuit! And we...
  • Florida officials prepare for backlash if Zimmerman released on bail

    04/20/2012 3:05:07 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 20, 2012
    Florida officials were preparing for a possible backlash today if fatal shooter George Zimmerman walks free from a bond hearing. Barricades were placed outside Seminole County Courthouse in Sanford ahead of today's hearing. An Emergency Operations Center was on standby and a SWAT team will be placed on alert. "We are prepared for all the contingencies," Sanford city manager Norton Bonaparte told Zimmerman's attorney took extra steps to keep the shooter's relatives safe. Mark O'Mara asked a judge Thursday to keep phone numbers of family members private. They planned to testify by telephone to support Zimmerman. O'Mara added, "[There...
  • Trayvon Martin's family to attend George Zimmerman's hearing

    04/19/2012 6:02:27 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 46 replies ^ | April 19, 2012
    SANFORD, Fla. - The family of Trayvon Martin will sit in the same courtroom on Friday as George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed their son, for the first time. Benjamin Crump said the Martin family is attending the hearing at the request of special prosecutor Angela Corey. Crump said the family is bracing themselves to be the same room with Zimmerman and will be hoping he doesn't get bond. Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara, said Zimmerman would like to meet with the Martin family. "There's no reason not to have a conversation," O'Mara said Thursday. "It should be personal,...
  • If I Had A Dog...It would look like the dog Obama ate.

    04/19/2012 4:38:40 PM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 35 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | 04/19/12 | Patrick Archbold
  • CBC wants Trayvon Martin's death investigated as potential hate crime

    03/19/2012 5:45:25 PM PDT · by redreno · 129 replies ^ | | 3/19/12 5:55 PM EDT | By KEVIN ROBILLARD
    The Congressional Black Caucus wants the Justice Department to investigate the shooting death of a 17-year-old, unarmed black Florida high school student as a potential hate crime. “This case compromises the integrity of our legal system and sets a horrific precedent of vigilante justice,” Congressional Black Caucus Chair Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) said in a statement. “Members of the Congressional Black Caucus stand together in the name of justice for Trayvon. As a nation we cannot, should not, and will not ignore, Trayvon’s brutal murder and the inconceivable fact that his killer remains free. Contrary to the flippant way this case...
  • 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...
  • Janet Napolitano Signed 'Stand Your Ground' Law for Arizona in 2006

    04/14/2012 4:14:23 PM PDT · by hope · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/14/12 | AWR Hawkins
    Amid Democrat attempts to use the Trayvon Martin shooting as a means to push for the repeal of Stand Your Ground laws, it’s been interesting to note how many Democrats have a past that includes support for them. For example, on April 2nd, I had a post on Big Government that highlighted how former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, a Democrat, used her Current TV show to lambaste Stand Your Ground laws, and to blame Republicans for the existence of such laws in the first place. However, as I showed, the dirty little secret is that Granholm signed Michigan’s Stand Your...
  • Media Malpractice [Liberal "news" and George Zimmerman]

    04/15/2012 5:32:58 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 2012 | Mark Hemingway
    Any hope that the media might fairly and responsibly cover the shooting death of black teenager Trayvon Martin was effectively doomed the moment Al Sharpton descended on Sanford, Florida, and started holding rallies with the victim’s family. Recall that Sharpton once said of Clarence Thomas’s tenure on the Supreme Court, “I remember growing up reading Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Now I get to see it.” Unless they agree with his race-driven political agenda, Sharpton is not above accusing even African Americans of wanting to return to a day when the Fugitive Slave Act was still on the books.
  • Robert Leider: Understanding 'Stand Your Ground'

    04/19/2012 1:27:33 PM PDT · by Aunt Polgara · 33 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/18/12 | Robert Leider
    The shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman has spurred national outrage over Florida's Stand Your Ground law. Unfortunately, the discussion of this law has been marred by misinformation. Jeffrey Toobin, CNN senior legal analyst, erroneously claimed that the law "allows a disproportionate response; if someone comes at you with a fist, you can reply with a gun." Many have asserted that in Florida anyone who believes he is in danger can use deadly force, no matter how unreasonable his belief. These perceptions of the law are wrong. As compared with other states, Florida's Stand Your Ground law is neither...
  • Trayvon, Zimmerman, and Prosecutors in the Media Age: In the Court of Public Opinion

    04/18/2012 9:06:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Corporate Counsel ^ | April 19, 2012 | James F. Haggerty
    George Zimmerman may be a crazed, racist, Neighborhood Watch-empowered psycho, hell-bent on bringing his own brand of justice to bear on anyone who dares trespass the streets near his home. Or he may just be a regular guy, attacked and savagely beaten by Trayvon Martin until he finally was able to get off a single shot in self-defense. But now, at least, a court of law will decide. And even in light of Florida’s “stand-your-ground” law, this is as it should be. From a public perception standpoint, it is abundantly clear that only public pressure could have gotten us to...
  • Long time coming: Trayvon’s law [Tyranny Alert]

    04/18/2012 12:56:06 PM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 26 replies
    Salon ^ | 18 Apr 2012 | Jefferson Morley
    The name of Trayvon Martin was invoked early and often at a Capitol Hill hearing on federal anti-profiling laws Tuesday as supporters hope the furor over the shooting of the Florida teenage will prompt Congress to take up a legislation that has languished since 2001. snip “He was profiled, followed, chased and murdered,” said Frederica Wilson, the cowboy hat-wearing congresswoman from Miami where Trayvon lived with his father. “This case has captured international attention and will go down in history as a textbook example of racial profiling.” snip “There is no way to enforce the [anti-illegal immigration] laws ‘show me...
  • Ken Lester named new judge in Zimmerman murder case

    04/18/2012 3:06:01 PM PDT · by Aunt Polgara · 59 replies
    Orlando Sentinal ^ | 4/18/2012 | Rene Stutzman
    SANFORD – Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester, Jr., who's been on the bench 15 years and has a great deal of experience with high-profile murder cases, on Wednesday was assigned the George Zimmerman murder case. It was originally given to Circuit Judge Jessica Recksiedler, but she recused herself Wednesday after Zimmerman's attorney asked her to step aside because of a possible conflict of interest: Her husband is the law partner of Mark NeJame, who's been hired to comment on the case for CNN.
  • Protesters Want Fire Capt. Disciplined (Trayvon Martin)

    04/18/2012 1:09:21 PM PDT · by kevcol · 40 replies
    CBSMiami ^ | April 18, 2012 | David Sutta
    South Florida civil rights leaders held a protest Wednesday in connection with controversial comments made by a Miami-Dade Fire Department Captain in the Trayvon Martin case... Beckmann’s personal Facebook posting read, “I and my coworkers could rewrite the book on whether our urban youths are victims of racist profiling or products of their failed, *expletive*, ignorant, pathetic, welfare dependent excuses for parents.”.. With papers in hand Dunn led the activists up to the 29th floor at County Hall and demanded to meet with the Mayor. Mayor Carlos Gimenez, however, was out at an event in Hialeah. They pledged to keep...
  • Will the Zimmerman Prosecutor's Mediocre Affidavit be Sufficient (Shortened Title)

    04/18/2012 12:22:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | April 18, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: According to reports, the judge in the Zimmerman case is gonna recuse herself. The judge is Jessica Recksiedler. She announced last week that she had a possible conflict of interest in the case because her husband is a law partner of a legal analyst hired by CNN to comment on the Trayvon Martin shooting. I would think this judge would be happy to get out of this case. A lot of people are saying she's not qualified, she's too young, not experienced enough. Would you want to be the judge in this case? With the New Black...
  • Trayvon Martin case highlighted as racial profiling by Senate panel

    04/17/2012 5:24:17 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 38 replies ^ | April 17, 2012 | Mark K. Matthews
    WASHINGTON — Efforts to ban racial profiling by authorities got a small boost Tuesday when a U.S. Senate subcommittee highlighted the issue during a broad hearing that touched on topics ranging from illegal immigration to the Trayvon Martin case. Central to each discussion were concerns that average citizens are targeted by police or others because of their background. Lawmakers repeatedly cited the Trayvon shooting. Trayvon's family and their supporters contend that Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman followed the black teenager, whom he ultimately shot, because of his skin color. "He [Trayvon] was profiled, followed, chased and murdered. This case has...
  • Jesse Lee Peterson's Letter to Holder Calling for the Arrest of New Black Panther Leaders

    04/18/2012 6:07:08 AM PDT · by abigail2 · 48 replies
    Bond Action, Inc. ^ | April 18, 2012 | Jesse Lee Peterson
    Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson's Open Letter To Attorney General Eric Holder Calling for the Arrest of New Black Panther Leaders Eric H. Holder, Jr. Attorney General of the United States U.S. Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20530-0001 Dear Mr. Holder: I'm writing you on behalf of BOND Action, a national nonprofit organization committed to "uniting the races with truth, instead of dividing them with lies." In the aftermath of the shooting death of 17-year old Trayvon Martin by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, we've seen racial tensions fueled by the New Black Panther Party, Rev. Al...