Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $83,650
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 95%!! Less than $4.4k to go!!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: trayvon

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Did politics drive prosecution in Trayvon Martin case?

    06/19/2012 10:23:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | June 19, 2012 | Mark NeJame, esquire
    Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz recently claimed that Special Prosecutor Angela Corey, who charged George Zimmerman in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, threatened to sue Dershowitz for libel and slander and to have him disbarred. According to Dershowitz, Corey went into a tirade against him after he strongly criticized her. He said Corey was being unethical for not disclosing material facts to the court in the probable cause affidavit she had filed against Zimmerman and had erred by bringing a second-degree murder charge against him, when the evidence didn't support such a charge. In an article, Dershowitz...
  • Why public's opinions on Zimmerman is shifting

    06/18/2012 11:07:52 AM PDT · by imardmd1 · 182 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | June 18, 2012 | Rene Stutzman
    SANFORD, Fla. — (MCT) For weeks, the death of Trayvon Martin, the investigations it launched and the civil rights rallies it spurred were the most important news stories in the country, according to pollsters. At least six news organizations or polling companies did surveys. What they documented, in general, was that people were fascinated and outraged by the Feb. 26 death of the unarmed 17-year-old and angry at the shooter, Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman. Two sets of findings, though, stand out: Although it was the No. 1 story in the country overall, twice as many blacks as whites singled...
  • Polls: Public opinion on George Zimmerman shifting(FL)

    06/18/2012 7:23:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 118 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | 17 June, 2012 | NA
    <p>SANFORD, Fla. – For weeks, the death of Trayvon Martin, the investigations it launched and the civil rights rallies it spurred were the most important news stories in the country, according to pollsters.</p> <p>At least six news organizations or polling companies did surveys. What they documented, in general, was that people were fascinated and outraged by the Feb. 26 death of the unarmed 17-year-old and angry at the shooter, Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman.</p>
  • Massad Ayoob on ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws

    06/16/2012 6:46:55 PM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies ^ | 16 June, 2012 | S.H. Blannelberry
    A few months ago, the Cato Institute sponsored a policy forum or expert discussion on self-defense laws, including the controversial ‘Stand Your Ground’ law. Among those speaking at the event was Massad Ayoob, the internationally renowned firearms and self-defense instructor. Ayoob, by most accounts, is a guru in the gun community. He’s been an editor at GUNS magazine and AMERICAN HANDGUNNER since the 1970s, and has published thousands of articles in gun publications, martial arts publications and law enforcement journals. AyoobBut as far as his writing goes, Ayoob is probably best known for his seminal work, ‘In the Gravest Extreme,’...
  • Shellie and George Zimmerman: Family finances were a problem

    06/16/2012 6:19:46 PM PDT · by Aunt Polgara · 9 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | June 13, 2012 | Rene Stutzman
    SANFORD — George and Shellie Zimmerman struggled with money problems. The year they married, he was sued, accused of failing to pay a credit-card bill. Three years later, she was sued for the same thing. Both were in and out of community college, records show, and spent their first years together in a home owned by her parents.
  • FBI Queried Gun Dealers in Zimmerman Case

    The FBI dispatched at least 10 special agents to Central Florida to investigate the Trayvon Martin shooting, records filed in Seminole County Court show. The agents interviewed up to a dozen firearms dealers, gun range employees and private investigators about George Zimmerman, according to a court document filed Friday by Assistant State Attorney Bernardo de la Rionda. Another 11 investigators from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement also joined the probe.
  • Mob attacks not about race (**wink, wink**)

    06/14/2012 10:30:07 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 51 replies
    Chicago Sun-times ^ | Jun 14, 2012 | MARY MITCHELL
    I have never responded to the columnist down the river. But I was fascinated by Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass’ take on the recent mob attacks in and around the Streeterville neighborhood. In his interview with the unidentified doctor who was injured in the attack, Kass asked if the attack was “racial.” “I don’t think it was racially motivated,” the doctor said. “They were black, I’m Asian, but I think it was something else. I think it was about having fun because they could.” Still, whether white people are comfortable saying it out loud or choose to keep a lid...
  • Rev. Al Sharpton to receive BET’s Humanitarian Award

    06/14/2012 8:10:22 AM PDT · by kevcol · 17 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | June 13, 2012 | Michael J. Feeney
    The Rev. Al Sharpton has made his mark fighting for the “voiceless.” For that — and much more — BET is honoring him with its Humanitarian Award at the cable network’s annual showcase, the Daily News has learned. Recent examples of his activism include the fights he helped wage with the families of a pair of slain teenagers, Trayvon Martin, of Florida, and Ramarley Graham of the Bronx. The Harlem-based civil rights activist has also led the charge against the NYPD’s controversial street interrogation practices, which have been used disproportionately in the black and Latino communities, and he’s marched for...
  • Perjury charge against Shellie Zimmerman Update: Prosecution misleadingly edited transcript

    06/13/2012 7:25:24 PM PDT · by roses of sharon · 44 replies
    Florida prosecutor Angela Corey has come under withering criticism from Alan Dershowitz for overcharging and leaving out important details in the Affidavit of Probable Cause filed in connection with the charge of Second Degree Murder lodged against George Zimmerman. Corey allegedly responded by threatening to sue Dershowitz and Harvard. This appears to be part of a pattern when she is criticized. Now Corey has brought a charge of felony perjury against Zimmerman’s wife, Shellie, based on testimony during George’s bond hearing with regard to their financial resources. (Criminal Information and Affidavit of Probable Cause embedded at bottom of post.) There...
  • Zimmerman prosecutor has history of going after critics

    06/14/2012 6:02:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 50 replies ^ | 8 June, 2012 | William A. Jacobson
    Yesterday I posted about how Alan Dershowitz alleged that Zimmerman prosecutor Angela Corey called up Harvard Law School complaining about Dershowitz and treatening to sue for libel based on Dershowitz’s criticisms of her handling of the case. The whole incident seemed strange, and reflected conduct that should be off limits for any prosecutor and certainly for a senior prosecutor on a high profile case. It appears, however, that the Dershowitz incident was no isolated incident. According to Ron Littlepage, a columnist for the (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union, Corey has done this several times before: "Last December when I wrote a column...
  • Trayvon Martin's Father Releases Father's Day Message [VIDEO]

    06/13/2012 8:55:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Hip Hop Wired ^ | June 13, 2012 | Latifah Muhammad
    This Sunday (June 17) will mark the first time that Trayvon Martin's father, will spend Father's Day without his son. In a new PSA, released to the ‘Net Tuesday (June 12), Tracy Martin, spoke out against gun violence, after expressing the joys of fatherhood. “Becoming a father is a special gift, it's a miracle of love,” he said in the video. “It's a miracle of love and an everyday reminder that life can be beautiful.” Martin's life was changed forever, the night that George Zimmerman took his son's life. “This Father's Day will be the first without my son, Trayvon....
  • Zimmerman judge: Prosecutor must release Zimmerman's statements to cops

    06/13/2012 12:39:42 PM PDT · by Ken H · 25 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | June 13, 2012 | Jeff Weiner
    Within the next two weeks, the public will know exactly what George Zimmerman, in his own words, told authorities about the night he shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. -snip-Among Lester's other rulings: "Tests" performed on Zimmerman, likely referring to a voice-stress test performed by police, the rough equivalent of a lie-detector test, can be made public, but most of Zimmerman's phone records will not be. Thousands of emails sent to police about the case will be released but not photos depicting Trayvon's body.
  • Zimmerman's Wife Arrested, Charged With Perjury

    SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — WFTV has learned that George Zimmerman’s wife, Shellie Zimmerman, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with perjury. Earlier Tuesday, the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by investigators with the Office of State Attorney Angela Corey, who advised a warrant had been issued for the 25-year-old.
  • Zimmerman's wife arrested, accused of perjury

    06/12/2012 3:00:50 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 97 replies
    (CNN) -- George Zimmerman's wife was arrested Tuesday afternoon for allegedly lying at his bond hearing about the couple's finances. Shellie N. Zimmerman, 25, faces a perjury charge, according to Jackie Barnard, spokeswoman for the State Attorney's office for the Fourth Judicial District of Florida. Shellie Zimmernan will be arraigned July 31, according to the Seminole County Sheriff's Office. She met conditions for a $1,000 bond and was released Tuesday afternoon.
  • George Zimmerman's wife arrested, charged with perjury [Appealing to the Obama/Sharpton Lynch Mob]

    06/12/2012 1:39:11 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 132 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 6/12/12 | J Weiner
    Earlier this month, a judge threw George Zimmerman back in jail, after prosecutors said Zimmerman and his wife misled the court about their finances. On Tuesday, his wife, Shellie Zimmerman, was booked into the same facility on a perjury charge. According to the Seminole County Sheriff's Office, deputies were alerted by prosecutors Tuesday that a warrant had been issued for Shellie Zimmerman, 25. She was arrested about 3:30 p.m. "at the location she was residing in Seminole County," deputies said in a statement
  • Shellie Zimmerman arrested on suspicion of perjury (George Zimmerman's wife)

    06/12/2012 1:37:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 170 replies
    ITV ^ | June 12, 2012
    The Florida State Attorney's office has announced the wife of George Zimmerman - the defendant in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin - has been arrested on suspicion of perjury. Her husband stands accused of second-degree murder after shooting the unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin dead, in what he says was self-defence, after claiming he had been attacked.
  • Trayvon Martin’s parents plead with Gov. Scott’s task force to change ‘Stand Your Ground’

    06/12/2012 1:31:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Palm Beach Post's Post On Politics ^ | June 12, 2012 | Dara Kam
    LONGWOOD _ Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, the parents of the unarmed black teenager shot to death by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in February, made an impassioned plea to change the state’s Stand Your Ground law that they say encourages vigilantism. Zimmerman claimed he shot their son Trayvon Martin in self-defense, permissible under the state’s Stand Your Ground law that allows people to use deadly force when they feel threatened. “I believe my son was standing his ground…He was afraid,” Fulton told reporters outside the mega-church where the public is now addressing the task force for the first time...
  • Zimmerman 'does not properly respect the law,' judge says in order revoking bond

    06/12/2012 9:02:42 AM PDT · by Aunt Polgara · 418 replies
    Orlando Sentinal ^ | June 12, 2012 | Jeff Weiner
    The judge who revoked George Zimmerman's bond did so after he determined that it was "apparent" that Zimmerman's wife had lied under oath, and clear that Zimmerman "does not properly respect the law." Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester revoked Zimmerman's bond on June 1, but his written order was filed Monday. In it, Lester lays out his rationale.
  • CBC (Congressional Black Caucus): Zimmerman acquittal could spark race riots

    06/11/2012 2:07:45 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 130 replies
    Beltway Confidential ^ | June 11, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    Race riots could ensue if George Zimmerman -- the shooter in the Trayvon Martin case -- is found not guilty of second-degree murder by a Florida jury, the Congressional Black Caucus' executive director allowed yesterday. "I think a 'not guilty' verdict is extremely problematic in 2012," said Angela Rye, the Executive Director and General Counsel for the Congressional Black Caucus. She said, "I don't know," when asked what would happen in the event of an acquittal. "I know that folks have talked about race riots -- I don't know that. I think that we live in a day and...
  • Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz now challenges Angela Corey to debate

    06/11/2012 1:14:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Florida Times-Union ^ | June 11, 2012 | Charles Broward
    Famed Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz continued his assault on State Attorney Angela Corey today, challenging her to a debate this morning on a Jacksonville news radio show. The challenge comes less than a week after Dershowitz’s article was published on, ripping Corey for threatening to sue the university over his criticism of her actions in charging George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin shooting. The quarrel began with Dershowitz’s comments on Fox News’ Huckabee, in which he said Corey told “half-truths” to the court when she submitted an affidavit saying that there was a struggle in the shooting...