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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
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  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...