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  • D.L. Hughley: Putting the Blinders On

    04/23/2012 8:36:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Huffington Post | April 23, 2012 | D.L. Hughley
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dl-hugley/trayvon-martin-zimmerman_b_1445575.html
  • Man Beaten By Mob, In Critical Condition (one of them said "Now thats justice for Trayvon.")

    04/23/2012 5:33:25 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 245 replies
    wkrg.com ^ | April 23, 2012 | WKRG Staff
    MOBILE, Alabama -- Mobile police need your help to catch a mob that beat Matthew Owens so badly that he's in critical condition. According to police, Owens fussed at some kids playing basketball in the middle of Delmar Drive about 8:30 Saturday night. They say the kids left and a group of adults returned, armed with everything but the kitchen sink. Police tell News 5 the suspects used chairs, pipes and paint cans to beat Owens. Owens' sister, Ashley Parker, saw the attack. "It was the scariest thing I have ever witnessed." Parker says 20 people, all African American, attacked...
  • Repeal Stand Your Ground and bring back sensible gun laws (Compares Trayvon to Emmett Till!)

    04/23/2012 6:25:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | April 23, 2012 | Clarence Page
    Supporters of the protests that followed the suspicious death of Trayvon Martin are raising a good question: What next? Many have compared the shooting of the 17-year-old to the brutal 1955 murder of Emmett Till, the black Chicago teen who was murdered in Mississippi for allegedly whistling at a white woman. The comparison is far from perfect. George Zimmerman, 28, the volunteer neighborhood watchman charged with second-degree murder in the shooting of the unarmed youth, claims self-defense. Till's murderers were enforcing the old South's willfully racist political and social system. But as markers of their very different eras, the two...
  • Ben Crump: 'The lying has already begun'

    04/23/2012 5:48:24 PM PDT · by kristinn · 66 replies
    WKMG Orlando ^ | Updated On: Apr 23 2012 12:21:27 PM EDT | Shaun Chaiyabhat
    An attorney for Trayvon Martin's family believes their son's shooter is lying about injuries he sustained the night he killed the unarmed 17-year-old. "If this is any indication of what's to come, then the lying has already begun," attorney Ben Crump told reporters on Sunday, while promoting a documentary at the Florida Film Festival on another case. Crump took aim at Zimmerman's defense after it seemed to gain momentum on Friday. ABC News obtained a picture that appears to support Zimmerman's claim that Martin attacked him before he fired the shot in self-defense. The picture shows Zimmerman's bloody head wounds...
  • George Zimmerman Out on Bail: Twitter Reacts-Virtual lynch mob forms on social media site

    04/23/2012 5:46:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    WebProNews ^ | April 23, 2012 | Todd Rigney
    Much to the dismay of thousands of people across the United States, George Zimmerman was released on $150,000 bail. The event took place in the middle of the night, as to avoid any unnecessary confrontations with those who feel that Zimmerman should spend the rest of his life rotting behind bars. He will be tried for second degree murder in the fatal shooting of teenager Trayvon Martin later this year. Not surprisingly, this news did not settle well with many people. Now that he’s out of jail, authorities have to contend with yet another serious issue: Whether or not any...
  • Benjamin Crump Is Angry Zimmerman Is A Free Man Again

    04/23/2012 4:52:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    WTXL-TV ^ | April 23, 2012
    Tallahassee, FL -- Local attorney Benjamin Crump represents the family of Trayvon Martin, the 17 year old who George Zimmerman admits to killing calling it self-defense. George Zimmerman got to walk out of the John E. Polk Correctional Facility in Sanford Florida. He got into a car and drove away a free man after securing enough money to satisfy a 150,000 dollar bond set Friday. Attorney Benjamin Crump, Parks and Crump Attorney's At Law, says he was not happy about the latest development in the case. Crump says, "It is with a heavy heart that Trayvon's parents had to watch...
  • Documents Released in George Zimmerman Case

    SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Just hours after George Zimmerman walked out of the Seminole County jail $150,000 bail, the court unsealed several documents. (see below for documents) Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester issued an order to unseal several documents. According to one of the documents released Monday, Zimmerman's arraignment was pushed forward from May 29 to May 8. Zimmerman's location is being kept a secret for his safety and could be outside the state of Florida.
  • Media Want Complexion To Count In Guilt Or Innocence

    04/23/2012 4:36:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    IBD Editorial ^ | April 23, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    Whatever the ultimate outcome of the case against George Zimmerman for his shooting of Trayvon Martin, what has happened already is enough to turn the stomach of anyone who believes in either truth or justice. An amazing proportion of the media has given us a painful demonstration of the thinking — and lack of thinking — that prevailed back in the days of the old Jim Crow South, where complexion counted more than facts in determining how people were treated. One of the first things presented in the media was a transcript of a conversation between George Zimmerman and a...
  • Florida city commission rejects police chief's resignation in Trayvon Martin case

    04/23/2012 3:50:22 PM PDT · by Justaham · 70 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 4/23/12
    The Sanford, Florida, City Commission decided Monday not to accept the proposed resignation of its embattled police chief, who has been under fire for the handling of the investigation into Trayvon Martin's death in February. Chief Bill Lee has been on leave since March 22, a day after the commission expressed a lack of confidence in him for how he's handled the investigation. George Zimmerman, who has said he killed the 17-year-old Martin in self-defense, was not arrested after being questioned by police the night of the shooting. He was charged weeks later with second-degree murder. Earlier Monday, the city...
  • City rejects Sanford police chief's resignation

    04/23/2012 2:48:10 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies
    Raycom News Network ^ | April 23, 2012 | Theresa Seiger
    SANFORD, FL (RNN) - Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee Jr. announced Monday he would resign permanently from the city's police force, but the city commission is having none of it. Lee said early Monday he would resign immediately and permanently, and the commission planned to discuss his severance package at 4 p.m. ET. However, the AP reported the commission voted 3-2 to reject Lee's resignation. The majority voting in favor of the rejection cited the very public uproar over George Zimmerman's shooting and killing of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, 17, as the reason for their vote. Lee resigned temporarily March...
  • Martin's parents have 'heavy heart' after release

    04/23/2012 11:12:20 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 59 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 23, 2012
    ORLANDO -- Trayvon Martin's parents have a `heavy heart' now that neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman has been released from a Florida jail on bail as he awaits his second-degree murder trial. Attorney Benjamin Crump represents Martin's parents. Crump said Monday that they would rather have seen Zimmerman stay in jail until he is tried for killing their 17-year-old son during a Feb. 26 confrontation at a gated community.
  • Trayvon Martin / Zimmermann case gets weaker every day. New Negative Revelations.

    04/23/2012 2:25:39 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 139 replies
    Source? Friends and Fiends.
    I have just learned from a friend in Seminole County law enforcement, who is very close to Zimmermann case, that the case against Mr. Zimmerman is even weaker than originally thought. It seems that the police officer/technician who collected the evidence at the scene and signed the evidence report was not in any way qualified to do so. He was much more of a breathalyzer technician and someone who would do field drug testing and initial toxicology reports at the scenes of suspected crimes. It is believed that the shooting was his first ever full crime scene investigation and he...
  • Trayvon Martin case: Sanford police chief quits, is called 'scapegoat'

    04/23/2012 12:39:50 PM PDT · by maggief · 34 replies
    LATimes ^ | April 23, 2012 | Michael Muskal
    Bill Lee Jr., who had stepped aside as Sanford, Fla.'s police chief during the investigation of the shooting of unarmed African American teenager Trayvon Martin, has officially resigned as the community’s top cop, a city commissioner said Monday. Commissioner Patty Mahany said the chief submitted his resignation over the weekend; Lee temporarily left his post last month amid complaints about how his department handled the investigation of the Feb. 26 shooting. The city commission is scheduled to hold a special meeting late Monday afternoon to discuss Lee's severance package, Mahany said. "Elected officials used this man as a scapegoat to...
  • TV Corrects Itself, Just Not on the Air (NBC & Zimmerman)

    04/23/2012 10:15:58 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 23, 2012 | DAVID CARR
    After broadcasting an audio clip on the “Today” show about George Zimmerman last month that hit the trifecta of being misleading, incendiary and dead-bang wrong, NBC News management took serious action: it fired the producer in charge and issued a statement apologizing for making it appear as if Mr. Zimmerman had made overtly racist statements. The only thing NBC didn’t do was correct the report on the “Today” show. What is it with television news and corrections? When the rest of the journalism world gets something wrong, they generally correct themselves. But network news acts as if an on-air admission...
  • GPS monitoring will track George Zimmerman

    04/23/2012 10:39:58 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 47 replies
    news4jax.com/AP ^ | April 23, 2012
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - In addition to posting a $150,000 bond, the judge imposed several restrictions on George Zimmerman's release while awaiting trial. Zimmerman was released on bail from the Seminole County jail early Monday morning, got into a white BMW and was driven away to a secret location.
  • Twitter lynch mob predicts riot if Zimmerman is acquitted

    Kyle 80Proof Golden@ayo80proof Random... If George Zimmerman is acquitted.. I'm Gonna Start A Riot... B@Bijvn IF ZIMMERMAN DON'T GET FOUND GUILTY I SEE A RIOT IN THE FUTURE #KILL That Man O@oljames88 I hope America knows if Zimmerman is found not guilty ... some city is going to RIOT! Curtis W. Johnson,Jr@IkeThunderton72 glad that ZIMMERMAN FINALLY got charged with murder of TRAYVON but if they find this fool not guilty, could have another riot break out! Adora@Bora_City If #Zimmerman gets not guilty, I call a riot in Florida. #Ihopejusticeisservedfortravonmartin and Zimmerman gets f@$Kd up in jail!!!
  • Who Is 'Racist'? (Thomas Sowell)

    04/23/2012 8:34:09 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 50 replies
    Whatever the ultimate outcome of the case against George Zimmerman for his shooting of Trayvon Martin, what has happened already is enough to turn the stomach of anyone who believes in either truth or justice. An amazing proportion of the media has given us a painful demonstration of the thinking — and lack of thinking — that prevailed back in the days of the old Jim Crow South, where complexion counted more than facts in determining how people were treated. One of the first things presented in the media was a transcript of a conversation between George Zimmerman and...
  • 'Someone Kill the Judge'

    04/23/2012 9:15:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 227 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 4/23/12 | DANIEL HALPER
    George Zimmerman, the accused murderer of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, has been released from jail on bail. Meeting Zimmerman's release are calls (on Twitter) for him to be killed. As Twitchy reports, "Twitter lynch mob: George Zimmerman is out on bail? Let’s kill him!" But it's not just Zimmerman who is at risk. In fact, there's already been a call on Twitter for the murder of the judge, Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester, who agreed to release Zimmerman on bail. Writing on a Twitter, someone named @Rick_Cobain writes, "Zimmerman released from jail someone kill the judge!!!!!"
  • Why George Zimmerman Is Not Entitled To A Presumption Of Innocence

    04/23/2012 10:23:04 AM PDT · by Sasparilla · 22 replies
    That is, at least according to one liberal website posting.1 Here's the disturbing comment found on that website, "… there is no constitutional right to the presumption of innocence." It's amazing that those who clamor for full Constitutional rights for Guantanamo terrorists are the same ones who are ready to take Zimmerman's head now. This is evidence enough to make an observer believe that Liberalism is a mental disorder. The writer must have slept through Civics or Government class. Or, maybe the writer is a victim of public school education. Or, perhaps both occurred. Most of those on that website...
  • Mark Levin livid over evidence not submitted with Zimmerman affidavit...

    04/23/2012 8:44:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | April 21, 2012
    Mark Levin says that his jaw dropped when finding out that Florida state prosecutor Angela Corey left out vital evidence in her affidavit that favors Zimmerman’s side of the story, the photos of his bleeding head wounds. Corey clearly had access to all of the evidence as she pushed for a 2nd degree murder charge and still left it out. Looking at everything public to date, including Florida law, Levin says this doesn’t even come close to a 2nd degree murder case and that Angela Corey is a disgrace for pushing for it in her affidavit while leaving out vital...
  • Wyclef Jean Pays Tribue To Trayvon Martin In New Song

    04/23/2012 5:20:58 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    starpulse.com ^ | 4/19/12
    Wyclef Jean has recorded a new tribute song dedicated to slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin... On the track, Jean sings, "If you're seventeen, and you're wearing a hoodie, you're on the phone, talking to your shorty, make no mistake, there's one like you, in every city, you know the story. "He goin' creep up, from behind, have you leave Earth, before your time, by the time PoPo (police) show up, he goin' say he was so scared he shot you up." "He could have been the next president. He could have been the next Steve Jobs. He could have been...
  • Holder warned: Arrest Black Panthers! [Muslim] 'Racist organization' retaliates for Trayvon Martin

    04/22/2012 5:00:32 AM PDT · by Milagros · 19 replies
    WND ^ | April 18, 2012
    A high-profile minister and commentator for Fox News, CNN and MSNBC who has been described as the “antidote to Jesse Jackson” is calling today for more arrests in the Trayvon Martin case in Florida. But the ones who should be in handcuffs, according to Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, are members of the New Black Panther Party.Peterson, founder of the Brotherhood Organization of A New Destiny, as well as the affiliated BOND Action, has written to Attorney General Eric Holder asking for the arrests.
  • George Zimmerman Released From Florida Jail on $150,000 Bond

    04/23/2012 4:01:16 AM PDT · by no dems · 39 replies
    ABC News / Yahoo News ^ | April 23, 2012
    George Zimmerman has been released from a Florida jail after posting $150,000 bond as he awaits trial for the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman exited the John E. Polk Correctional Facility (JEPCF) at the Seminole County Sheriff's Office at approximately midnight on Monday. The 28-year-old posted bond and was fitted with an electronic monitoring device prior to release, according to a statement from the Seminole County Sheriff's Office. The GPS device, which can give immediate identification of an offender's whereabouts at any given time, will be monitored by the SCSO and Seminole County Probation.
  • “A Tale Of Two Hoodies” Seriously? [Mega-BARF]

    04/23/2012 4:43:14 AM PDT · by kevcol · 12 replies
    TheConservativeTreehouse ^ | April 23, 2012 | sundancecracker
    The artist, Michael D’Antuono calls this “A Tale Of Two Hoodies“, and claims: “this painting symbolizes the travesty of racially profiling innocent children and how present day prejudices affect policy“ Actually, it appears a far better representation of the complete over-the-top media portrayal of the entire incident. This IS the image intentionally and falsely constructed by:
  • George Zimmerman released from jail

    04/22/2012 9:36:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 113 replies
    SANFORD, Fla. - George Zimmerman was released around midnight Monday from a county jail on $150,000 bail as he awaits his second-degree murder trial for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin. The neighborhood watch volunteer was wearing a brown jacket and blue jeans and carrying a paper bag. He met a man in a white vehicle and drove away. His ultimate destination is being kept secret for his safety and it could be outside Florida. Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester said at a hearing Friday he cannot have any guns and must observe a 7 p.m.-to-6 a.m. curfew. Zimmerman also surrendered his passport....
  • For one South Florida politician, Trayvon case has brought the spotlight (Gun grabbing Dem)

    04/22/2012 9:26:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | April 22, 2012 | Kathleen Haughney and William E. Gibson
    TALLAHASSEE — Until a few weeks ago, Chris Smith was little known outside his Broward-Palm Beach County state Senate district. Then came the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. While civil-rights activists led by the Rev. Al Sharpton plan more marches, church vigils and rallies in Tallahassee and other state capitals to protest local gun-use laws, Smith is leading legislative attempts in Florida to roll back or change them. In the process, he has gotten plenty of national attention — including from Sharpton. "Everybody has a role. I'm an activist and a civil-rights leader and a talk-show host," Sharpton told the...
  • “Trayvon is looking down on us and saying, ‘Thank You’”

    04/22/2012 6:55:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Milwaukee Courier ^ | April 22, 2012 | Freddie Allen
    WASHINGTON (NNPA) – It was a telephone call that Tracy Martin, father of the 17-year-old African-American killed in Sanford, Fla. by neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman, worried that he would never receive. Forty-five days after an unarmed Trayvon Martin had been killed while walking back to a home he was visiting after purchasing a bag of Skittles and a can of Arizona iced tea, Special Prosecutor Angela Corey called to notify Trayvon’s parents that Zimmerman had finally been arrested and charged with second-degree murder. “I was very emotional when I got the call from Ms. Corey,” Tracy Martin recounted. “I...
  • George Zimmerman: Attorney says apology 'self-serving'

    04/22/2012 6:16:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Central Florida News 13 ^ | April 22, 2012 | Bakari Savage
    ORLANDO -- The family of Trayvon Martin asked for an apology from their son’s shooter, George Zimmerman, and got one. But their attorney, Benjamin Crump, says it wasn’t good enough. Zimmerman, faces second degree murder charges and apologized during his bond hearing for shooting Trayvon Martin, but the family is unforgiving. “It’s real simple. When they called asking for this meeting the day before the bond hearing, we said this is not the appropriate time. And we certainly don’t think the bond hearing was the appropriate time because it’s very self-serving,” explained Crump. Attorney Ben Crump and the Martin family...
  • Trayvon Martin shooting was not an act of racism, but a community trying to defend itself

    04/22/2012 6:00:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Irish Central ^ | April 22, 2012 | Ed Farnan
    The sensationalism by the media against George Zimmerman for the shooting of Trayvon Martin, clouds the real reason a shooting occurred in the first place. The pundits, the community organizers, the pot stirrers, are all trying to find a scapegoat and the convenient one to blame is George Zimmerman. But Zimmerman is but the symptom of a government failing in its prime function: To provide protection and security for its citizens. If government does not provide protection for its citizens, then the citizens will provide it for themselves...and what the citizens provide will not be as professional and polished as...
  • The politics of the Trayvon Martin case; a pot that's starting to boil over

    04/22/2012 5:33:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Examiner ^ | April 22, 2012 | John Guzzardo
    Regardless of where you stand on the Trayvon Martin case, the fact is that this case is more than just a criminal case. It is about politics; racial, economic, social politics. The racial attacks are heating up, and let’s add in some facts which have been accidentally omitted but are quite pertinent to this case. First, Zimmerman is not just White, he is Hispanic. Second, Trayvon Martin was reported to have been beating down Zimmerman, striking several blows to the head, prior to the shooting. These two facts are not irrelevant. In fact, they are very relevant to the case...
  • First Trayvon Martin- George Zimmerman related hate crime reported in Chicago (Thanks Al!)

    04/22/2012 3:28:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Washington Times' Tea Party Report ^ | April 21, 2012 | Laura Kelly and William J. Kelly
    CHICAGO, April 22, 2012 – The first Trayvon Martin-related hate crime has just been reported. Is the politically heated rhetoric surrounding the Sanford, Florida case to blame? For weeks, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and other prominent political figures have been ratcheting up the rhetoric in the case of Trayvon Martin. Martin is the 17-year-old black teenager who was shot by volunteer neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman. Zimmerman is of white and Peruvian descent. Critics have charged that Jackson and Sharpton have been using the Trayvon Martin case to fan the flames of U.S. racial discord and have intentionally focused...
  • Lantana Woman Arrested After Threatening to Send Boyfriend's Sons to Live With 'White People'

    04/22/2012 11:14:11 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012 | Cynthia Roldan
    A Lantana woman was arrested on Tuesday after her boyfriend's children told child welfare investigators that she allegedly beat them with an extension cord and threatened to send them to live with "the white people." Johnita R. Allen, 25, is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail without bond, according to Palm Beach County Jail records. She is facing two counts of aggravated battery and two counts of child abuse. Allen was arrested by Lantana Police at 5:37 p.m. on Tuesday after a Florida Department of Children and Families investigator began looking into an abuse complaint alleging that on...
  • George Zimmerman railroaded by Democrats and Republicans alike

    04/22/2012 11:25:54 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/22/2012 | Doug Book
    Barack Obama’s “hate Whitey ‘cause he’s white” campaign of 2012 was to be based on the same dogma of class envy which had oozed from Democrat media and race hustling circles for decades. But worn out race baiting ploys were not going to guarantee the massive, black voter turn out the Manchurian Candidate would need in November. For the novelty of being the first black nominee and president was gone and finally, along with it, the decades-long effects of racial guilt implanted into the psyche of whites across the nation. Even with the 24/7 efforts of a dependably supportive media,...
  • Lawyer: Zimmerman may remain in jail until middle of next week

    04/21/2012 10:43:06 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | April 22, 2012 | Jennifer Carr
    (CNN) — The neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot Trayvon Martin could remain behind bars until the middle of next week due to concerns about collecting enough funds for his $150,000 bond, his lawyer said Saturday. Attorney Mark O’Mara visited his client George Zimmerman in the John E. Polk Correctional Facility in Sanford, Florida on Saturday, a day after Seminole County Judge Kenneth R. Lester Jr. set the bond. Prosecutors had asked that Zimmerman remain in jail without bond until trial or that it be set at $1 million. With the 10% cash payment customarily made to secure bond, Zimmerman...
  • Black Panther leader quits Hillsborough board after racial rant

    04/22/2012 5:11:10 AM PDT · by Milagros · 114 replies
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | April 18, 2012 | MIKE SALINERO
    TAMPA -- Michelle Williams fueled an Internet firestorm last week when she talked of placing a "dead or alive" bounty on George Zimmerman. It was a racially explosive rant on Internet radio by one of the leaders of the New Black Panther Party in which she referred to whites as honkies, crackers, pigs and even pink people.
  • ‘Stand your ground’ laws recall the Wild West

    04/21/2012 10:44:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    The Southtown Star ^ | April 20, 2012 | Professor David McGrath
    The so-called “stand your ground” law that allowed neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman to shoot and kill Treyvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., without an initial arrest once was a principle that nearly every American believed in. And we were reminded of its key provision every Saturday night in prime time when watching “Gunsmoke,” among the nation’s longest-running and most popular TV programs. Each episode began with the same scene on Main Street in Dodge City, Kan., with Marshal Matt Dillon, played by James Arness, in a gun duel, staring at another man who stood 60 yards away. After several seconds...
  • Black writer warns of probable aftermath if Zimmerman acquitted

    04/21/2012 5:19:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 163 replies
    The Examiner ^ | April 21, 2012 | Keith Wimer
    Statistics show a deep divide in opinions along racial lines regarding the killing of a black Florida teenager, Trayvon Martin, by George Zimmerman, who is of mixed ethnicity, white and Hispanic. Zimmerman has claimed self-defense, invoking the Sunshine State’s “Stand Your Ground” law which has also come under intense scrutiny in the wake of the incident. Reuters news service reported last week, 91% of blacks believe Martin was unjustly killed, while only 35% of whites concurred. Hispanics were in between at 59% according to polling numbers Reuters gathered by querying nearly 2,000 Americans. The disparity of views over Martin’s death...
  • MoveOn petition plays race card with another gunshot tragedy in swing state (North Carolina)

    04/21/2012 5:03:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 21, 2012 | Caroline May
    As preparations begin for the trial of neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman, MoveOn.org is ready to stir racial tensions on behalf of another victim in a different swing state. The liberal advocacy group on Saturday morning sent out a petition and plea for donations to its members, urging “Justice for Jasmine,” a black North Carolina teen apparently shot accidentally by a white man last year. In a letter to MoveOn.org members, Treka McMillian, Jasmine Thar’s godmother, alleged that Thar’s shooter, a “23-year-old Caucasian male,” was never brought to justice for the death of the “16-year-old African American” because investigators simply...
  • George Zimmerman: Supporters gather outside courthouse

    04/21/2012 4:12:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    News 13 Orlando ^ | April 21, 2012 | Bakari Savage
    SANFORD -- George Zimmerman apologized for shooting Trayvon Martin during a bond hearing Friday. Now, as he's waiting to get out of jail, he’s getting some new support. In a message of support, they stood in front of the Seminole County courthouse with homemade signs to let Zimmerman know he has people in his corner. The signs read, “Innocent Until..” and “Justice for Zimmerman.” It was a small group but their intentions were big -- to let George Zimmerman know that they believe he hasn't been treated fairly by the media or the court of public opinion. Wesley Howell said...
  • George Zimmerman Is Destined for a Hung Jury

    04/21/2012 3:29:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 132 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | April 21, 2012 | Mansfield Frazier
    Not only will it be impossible to find a jury without preconceived opinions in the Trayvon Martin case—it will be impossible to find one that will convict, says Mansfield Frazier. An editor I used to work for had a favorite saying: “Predicting the future is usually as easy as stating the obvious.” In the upcoming trial of George Zimmerman, the “obvious” is this: there’s little, if any, chance to avoid not only a mistrial, but a series of them if the state continues to reindict him, which it has the right to do and no doubt will, but with the...
  • North Carolina execution blocked on racial grounds (Black Perp ... White Victim ... Black Judge )

    04/20/2012 10:24:23 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 51 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 20, 2012
    In a landmark ruling, a North Carolina judge vacated the death penalty Friday of a convicted murderer, saying prosecutors across the state had engaged for years in a deliberate and systematic pattern of racial discrimination while striking black potential jurors in death penalty cases. In a 167-page order harshly critical of prosecutors, Superior Court Judge Gregory Weeks said they "intentionally used the race of (jury pool) members as a significant factor in decisions to exercise peremptory strikes in capital cases." He ruled that discrimination was a factor not only in the case Weeks heard involving convicted murderer Marcus Reymond Robinson,...
  • Zimmerman's apology rings hollow because of human history (More idiocy)

    04/21/2012 10:32:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Examiner ^ | April 21, 2012 | John Guzzardo
    George Zimmerman apologized to the family of Trayvon Martin in court a few days ago. The killing of a young African American male by a white male has raised not only questions about the “Stand Your Ground” laws in Florida, but also questions about race relations nationally. What Zimmerman felt in his heart is anyone’s guess; the apology seemed heartfelt. Unfortunately, to many, it already rings hollow. At issue here isn’t whether or not Zimmerman is really guilty or innocent, whether he had malicious intent or was defending himself against what he perceived as imminent danger to his own life....
  • Mark Levin livid over evidence not submitted with Zimmerman affidavit...

    04/21/2012 9:51:43 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 57 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | April 21st, 2012
    Mark Levin says that his jaw dropped when finding out that Florida state prosecutor Angela Corey left out vital evidence in her affidavit that favors Zimmerman’s side of the story, the photos of his bleeding head wounds. Corey clearly had access to all of the evidence as she pushed for a 2nd degree murder charge and still left it out. Looking at everything public to date, including Florida law, Levin says this doesn’t even come close to a 2nd degree murder case and that Angela Corey is a disgrace for pushing for it in her affidavit while leaving out vital...
  • Suspect: I Beat Up White Man Because I Am Mad About Trayvon Martin Case

    04/21/2012 9:51:33 AM PDT · by traumer · 53 replies
    <p>Maywood, Ill. - Alton L. Hayes III, a west suburban man charged with a hate crime, told police he was so upset about the Trayvon Martin case in Florida that he beat up a white man early Tuesday.</p> <p>Hayes and a 15-year-old Chicago boy walked up behind the 19-year-old man victim and pinned his arms to his side, police said. Hayes, 18, then picked up a large tree branch, pointed it at the man and said, “Empty your pockets, white boy.”</p>
  • Bill Maher Curses Out Audience for Not Laughing at Racist Joke

    04/21/2012 8:15:59 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 86 replies
    Bill Maher on Friday cursed out his audience for not laughing at a racist joke about Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman. When his HBO Real Time attendees fell totally silent after the host said the judge in Florida gave Zimmerman bail under the condition that he only shoot "those kids," Maher raised both middle fingers at the crowd saying, "F--k you...You can get the stick out of your a--. It's just a joke" (video follows with transcript and commentary, serious vulgarity warning):
  • Black Students Beat Pińata Shaped Like White Woman (at the University of Memphis)

    04/21/2012 5:32:18 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 110 replies
    A pińata shaped like a white woman was strung up to a tree at the University of Memphis, then African-American students took turns beating it with a stick. Where is Al Sharpton when you need him? Isn’t this a shocking case of racism? No, actually it isn’t. Turns out the students involved were mere grade school kids, brought on campus for a special “Luau” party sponsored by the university. The pińata was supposed to represent a hula dancer. “We want to assure our community that no racial or gender animosity was intended,” said a university spokesperson. At worst, this...
  • Trayvon Martin Shooting “DeeDee” Reveals The False “Truths”[Martin lawyers lying about girlfriend]

    04/21/2012 6:10:36 AM PDT · by kevcol · 264 replies
    ConservativeTreeHouse ^ | April 21, 2012 | sundancecracker
    A couple of things are certain: DeeDee and Trayvon did not talk for 400 minutes on 2/26 the day he was shot. DeeDee did not go to the hospital on 3/2 and 3/3 and that was NOT the reason for not attending the viewing or memorial. DeeDee and Trayvon were not Boyfriend/Girlfriend. They were close, platonic best friends. DeeDee was not devastated, destroyed, or an emotional wreck. She was sad that her best friend was shot. She notified others, including her cousin who is also a prolific tweeter, but did not know immediately who Trayvon was. DeeDee did not miss...
  • New Photograph Shows George Zimmerman's Bloodied Head

    04/20/2012 9:49:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    SANFORD, Fla. -- A new photograph released by ABC News shows George Zimmerman with injuries on the back of his head. The network says it was able to verify the photo was taken in Sanford on the night of the shooting using it's embedded data. The photo was reportedly shot by an anonymous source with an iPhone three minutes after Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin. The source told ABC News that Zimmerman told them to call his wife and "tell her I shot someone." The picture, which shows blood trickling down Zimmerman's head, may bolster the 28-year old's claim of self-defense...
  • Zimmerman's Bond Hearing: Mark O'Mara Gets Rave Reviews for His Performance (Amateur prosecution?)

    04/20/2012 8:33:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Huffington Post | April 20, 2012 | Mari Fagel.
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mari-fagel/george-zimmerman-bond-hearing_b_1441261.html
  • Is GOP fear of race riots stopping any real investigation into Obama’s past

    04/17/2012 1:30:17 PM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 47 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | April 17, 2012 | George Spelvin, staff writer
    By Congress is refusing to act on citizen demands for an investigation of Barack Obama’s Natural Born Citizenship status because of fears of race riots by Blacks across America. This appears to be the consensus arrived at by many of our country’s on line bloggers. “Obama’s failure to come up with a real, long form Birth Certificate in a timely manner and his expenditure of a vast amount of money in legal fees in my opinion is a 100% indication something is rotten in Denmark. I don’t know what that something is, but something is fishy,” states one commenter. Another...