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  • Witness Alleges She Was Abused by George Zimmerman

    07/17/2012 4:01:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 41 replies
    FOX8 ^ | 16 July, 2012 | Jessica Bates
    <p>“He would reach under the blankets and try to do things and I would try to push him off,” said the woman, who is identified only as Witness 9 and whose account was released Monday in audio recordings that a judge ordered last week be made public.</p>
  • George Zimmerman's Lawyer Says Molest Claim 'Irrelevant' to Murder Case

    07/17/2012 5:57:48 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    ABC ^ | 7/17/12
    A lawyer for accused murderer George Zimmerman said today that a woman who claims he molested her for years as a child was Zimmerman's cousin and said his legal team would "vigorously defend" him against the allegations. Lawyer Mark O'Mara also appeared to question why the prosecution released the woman's accusation. In a statement released today, O'Mara said that he had sought to block the release last month arguing, "The content of this statement is not relevant to the issues of this case, and it would not be admissible in the state's case in chief."
  • Trayvon Martin's parents to appear in Little Rock (WHO is paying for this!?)

    07/16/2012 7:10:14 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 25 replies
    ArkTimes ^ | 16 JUL 12 | Staff
    Trayvon Martin's parents to appear in Little Rock A news release says the National Association of Black Law Enforcement Executives, meeting in Little Rock next week, will hear from the parents of Trayvon Martin at a civil rights breakfast at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Martin is the 17-year-old black youth shot in Sanford, Fla., in a case that has drawn worldwide attention for the police's initial decision not to charge the shooter, George Zimmerman, though Martin was unarmed. Also speaking will be former Little Rock Mayor Lottie Shackelford. Awards also are planned, including to the Little Rock Nine; to Keith Jackson...
  • Witness 9 Claims George Zimmerman Molested Her! (DETAILS)

    07/16/2012 9:13:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 283 replies
    Global grind.com ^ | 7/16/12 | The Decider
    Special prosecutor Angela Corey just released more than 120 recorded phone calls that murder suspect George Zimmerman made from the Seminole County Jail... Also released is the statement of "Witness 9," a woman who says Zimmerman is prejudiced against blacks and that he molested her when she was a child.
  • Defense asks for Zimmerman judge to be knocked off case

    07/13/2012 2:23:39 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 59 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 7/13/12 | Frances Robles
    George Zimmerman’s defense attorney filed a motion Friday asking that the judge on his case be disqualified. Claiming the judge has shown bias and made disparaging remarks about Zimmerman, attorney Mark O’Mara said he “no longer has faith” in Seminole County Circuit Judge Kenneth R. Lester.
  • Zimmerman racist narrative implodes

    07/13/2012 10:06:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | July 13, 2012 | Professor William A. Jacobson, esquire
    It probably will not stop those who want to portray the case as racial from continuing to make claims of racial motivation in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, but the FBI has confirmed that there is no substantial evidence that George Zimmerman was racist. Via Orlando Sentinel, FBI interviews: No evidence Zimmerman a racist Federal civil-rights investigators interviewed dozens of George Zimmerman’s friends, neighbors and co-workers, and no one said he was a racist, records released Thursday show. FBI agents spread out across the state, talking to three dozen people, including gun-shop employees, Zimmerman’s ex-fiancée and the Sanford police detective...
  • Detective in Zimmerman case said he was pressured to file charges

    07/14/2012 4:41:33 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 21 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 7/12/2012
    The lead Sanford Police investigator who sought manslaughter charges against George Zimmerman told the FBI that a sergeant and two other officers tried to pressure him into making an arrest in the controversial case — even though he didn’t think there was enough evidence. ...Telling the FBI that he was concerned that people inside the police department were leaking information, Serino cited Sgt. Arthur Barnes, officers Rebecca Villalona and Trekelle Perkins “as all pressuring him to file charges against Zimmerman after the incident,” an FBI report said. “Serino did not believe he had enough evidence at the time to file...
  • FBI Finds No Racial Bias in Trayvon Martin Shooting

    07/14/2012 5:10:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 13 July, 2012 | Dan Zimmerman
    “The FBI found no racial bias behind George Zimmerman’s shooting of Miami Gardens teen Trayvon Martin, according to dozens of documents related to the case released Thursday.” Wait, what? A white Hispanic shoots and kills an unarmed black male and race wasn’t the underlying cause? Imagine the frenzy in the NBC News editing booth as they wrestle with how to slice and dice that cognitively dissonant piece of info. But FBI investigators, after talking to just about everyone Zimmerman has known since birth, haven’t been able to come up with so much as an errant N-word, let alone a burning...
  • Zimmerman seeks new judge in murder trial

    07/13/2012 5:22:47 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 14 replies
    MIAMI (Reuters) - The Florida man charged with second-degree murder in the killing of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin asked for a new judge in his case on Friday, accusing the current judge of bias. Lawyers for George Zimmerman filed a motion requesting that Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester withdraw from the trial.
  • George Zimmerman: Motion to disqualify judge

    07/13/2012 1:21:19 PM PDT · by abb · 107 replies
    Central Fla News 13 ^ | July 13, 2012 | Staff
    SANFORD -- George Zimmerman's attorneys want to disqualify the judge who is presiding over his second-degree murder trial. The motion filed Friday says Zimmerman "has a reasonable fear that he cannot get a fair trial or a fair stand your ground hearing by this court." The motion specifically mentions the new bail Judge Kenneth Lester set for George Zimmerman earlier this month. The motion says Lester made disparaging remarks about Zimmerman's character, says he should be "prosecuted for additional crimes," and is holding the threat of future contempt proceedings over Zimmerman's head. The judge revoked Zimmerman's first $150,000 bond, and...
  • Detective in Zimmerman case said he was pressured to file charges

    07/13/2012 5:16:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 52 replies
    miamiherald.com ^ | 12 July, 2012 | Frances Robles
    Records released Thursday show a federal law-enforcement agent accompanied George Zimmerman to his police interrogations, and FBI interviews did not turn up any sign of racial bias in the shooting of Trayvon Martin. The lead Sanford Police investigator who sought manslaughter charges against George Zimmerman told the FBI that a sergeant and two other officers tried to pressure him into making an arrest in the controversial case — even though he didn’t think there was enough evidence. Sanford Police Officer Chris Serino first made headlines when evidence released in the case showed he sought manslaughter charges against Zimmerman even while...
  • Air marshal took Zimmerman in when the going got rough

    07/13/2012 12:52:30 PM PDT · by Jaded · 7 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 7/13/12 | Frances Robles
    In the height of the national outrage over the shooting of Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman hid out for over a month in nearby Lake Mary at the home of a federal law-enforcement agent — a former Seminole County Sheriff deputy who was pressured to quit after he was duped by a con artist and violated department policy. He was the friend who taught Zimmerman how to shoot, and whose wife presided over Zimmerman’s wedding. As lesser acquaintances granted television interview after television interview, Mark Osterman never showed his face even as he offered shelter to a friend in need who...
  • FBI: No racial bias in Trayvon Martin shooting

    07/13/2012 9:40:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/13/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Discovery documents released yesterday shows that the special prosecutor in the Trayvon Martin shooting case has a difficult task in front of her. The presumed motive for the shooting, which defendant George Zimmerman claims was necessary to save his life, was racism. The FBI investigation ruled out that motive, NBC's Miami affiliate reports --- but that doesn't mean Zimmerman is out of the woods yet:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO View more videos at: http://nbcmiami.com. The FBI found no racial bias behind George Zimmerman's shooting of Miami Gardens teen Trayvon Martin, according to dozens of documents related to the case...
  • FBI: George Zimmerman Tried to Buy More Guns After Trayvon Shooting

    07/12/2012 2:52:42 PM PDT · by marktwain · 66 replies
    theatlanticwire.com ^ | 12 July, 2012 | Adam Martin
    Update (12:50 p.m. EDT): The entire batch of new evidence is available on Scribd now, Weiner points out via Twitter. So is a recording of the police and fire radio traffic from the night of the shooting, via the Orlando Sentinel. Original: George Zimmerman was easygoing with police when they arrived at the scene of Trayvon Martin's shooting, but according to new evidence from the FBI, he was afraid for his life in the weeks after the shooting became national news and even tried to buy more guns. The new batch of evidence, which special prosecutor Angela Corey released Thursday,...
  • More documents released in Trayvon Martin case

    07/12/2012 2:32:16 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 12, 2012 | AP
    <p>Police officers who responded minutes after the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin could not agree on whether George Zimmerman had a broken nose, but they all said the ex-neighborhood watch volunteer had cuts on his head, according to documents released Thursday.</p>
  • “Occupy the RNC” Instructional Video Advises Firebombing Police Officers

    07/12/2012 6:16:06 PM PDT · by massmike · 26 replies
    “ResistRNC,” a five day Occupy protest of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida this August, has some chilling new videos posted on their website that encourages horrific protestor violence towards police. In a statement at the top of the action webpage, resistRNC says, “if you are looking for ideas to help you with your action planning, here are some helpful videos!” In one of ResistRNC’s “helpful videos,” a young man is seen lighting a Molotov cocktail on fire, and then hurling the firebomb towards a group of police. The video is actually a mashup of a Jay-Z and Kanye...
  • Cop: Zimmerman Was "Soft," Had "Hero Complex": Records detail FBI probe of Trayvon Martin killing

    07/12/2012 5:09:31 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 89 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | July 12, 2012
    The lead investigator in the Trayvon Martin shooting case told the FBI that George Zimmerman was not a racist, but rather an “overzealous” and “soft guy” who had a “little hero complex,” according to documents released today by Florida prosecutors.
  • In Obama's Chicago, A Trayvon Martin Every Day (with no Zimmerman in sight)

    07/11/2012 12:35:16 PM PDT · by no-llmd · 32 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 7-11-2012 | Investors Business Daily
    Urban Decay: When more Americans are killed in the president's hometown than in Afghanistan, even the media take notice. When will the president notice the carnage in the city run by his former chief of staff? People are dying fast and furiously in Chicago, so much so that it caught the CBS eye and prompted "Evening News" anchor Scott Pelley to sit down Monday night with Rahm Emanuel, President Obama's former chief of staff and mayor of this monument to progressive decay,(snip) Heaven Sutton, 7, who was killed as she tried to dodge bullets fired from the guns of gangbangers....
  • In Obama's Chicago, A Trayvon Martin Every Day

    07/10/2012 5:14:26 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 18 replies
    IBD editorials ^ | July 10, 2012
    Urban Decay: When more Americans are killed in the president's hometown than in Afghanistan, even the media take notice. When will the president notice the carnage in the city run by his former chief of staff? People are dying fast and furiously in Chicago, so much so that it caught the CBS eye and prompted "Evening News" anchor Scott Pelley to sit down Monday night with Rahm Emanuel, President Obama's former chief of staff and mayor of this monument to progressive decay, and ask a very pertinent question. "I got a letter from a viewer the other day who asked...
  • Sanford police took one position on Trayvon shooting in public, another in paperwork to prosecutors

    07/08/2012 4:35:30 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    orlandosentinel.com ^ | 7 July, 2012 | Rene Stutzman
    SANFORD — While publicly saying one thing — that they did not have enough evidence to arrest George Zimmerman — Sanford police did essentially the opposite: filing paperwork saying they had enough to charge him with manslaughter. It's something the department kept secret for two months, according to documents recently released by the special prosecutor in the case. Here are their words versus their actions on three key dates, all from one tumultuous week about two weeks after Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black 17-year-old: At 4 p.m. March 12, Sanford police Chief Bill Lee Jr. stood...