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  • Zimmerman seeking release from jail on bond Friday [LIVE COVERAGE LINK]

    04/20/2012 7:19:36 AM PDT · by kevcol · 185 replies
    NBC6 Miami ^ | Apr 20, 2012 | Brian Hamacher
    http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/George-Zimmerman-Due-in-Court-for-Bond-Hearing-in-Trayvon-Martin-Case-148238565.html
  • Zimmerman and Dooley: Left's Florida Hypocrisy

    04/20/2012 5:27:26 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Big Government.com ^ | 4-20-12 | Lee Stranahan
    Everyone in the country has heard of Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman but few know the name of Trevor Dooley--a central Florida man who shot and killed a neighbor, David "DJ" James, and is defending himself using Florida’s Stand Your Ground law. The James case has a number of similarities with the Martin case, but has not been the subject of the mainstream media meltdown nor the focus of cries of racism, even though the shooter and the victim were both of different races (Dooley is black, and James was white). Critics of the authorities' handling of the Martin case...
  • Warning Graphic Photo: Possible New Evidence Shows George Zimmerman's Bloodied Head

    04/20/2012 6:36:49 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 48 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 20,2012 | MATT GUTMAN
    Zimmerman was treated at the scene by paramedics, then cuffed and driven in a police cruiser to the Sanford police station. He was questioned for hours and later released. In police surveillance video obtained last month by ABC News, Zimmerman's wounds are not apparent, and there were no bandages on his head. Zimmerman was not admitted to a hospital or given stitches the night of the incident. The person who took the photograph of a bloodied Zimmerman, asking not to be identified, told ABC News exclusively that they did not see the scuffle that night, but did hear it. The...
  • 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
    Jacksonville.com ^ | 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • George Zimmerman: Community meeting leads to 9-point proposal

    04/19/2012 11:50:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Bay News 9 ^ | April 19, 2012 | John W. Davis, Reporter
    SANFORD -- City and community leaders held a community meeting Thursday night to discuss the Trayvon Martin case. Sanford City Manager Norton Bonaparte and Acting Police Chief Darren Scott attended the meeting, which took place at Second Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. During the meeting, Sanford leaders rolled out a preliminary nine-point plan aimed to move the community forward. However, several community members felt the most important point was absent. Community members are still calling for the firing of Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee, who has temporarily stepped down. City Manager Norton Bonaparte defended his decision to not fire Lee. “The...
  • We asked you: Can George Zimmerman get a fair trial?

    04/19/2012 9:26:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | April 20, 2012
    We asked you: Can George Zimmerman get a fair trial? YES 35% NO 65% Media have already tried Zimmerman It seems quite unlikely at this point. I want to believe that our legal system will work and that justice will be served. However, the state versus Zimmerman case has been tried in the media. The mind readers have decided George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin solely because he was black and that Zimmerman is a racist. The likes of Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and the New Black Panther Party have condemned the man, and crowds seem to echo their sentiments... --snip--...
  • Trayvon Martin's family to attend George Zimmerman's hearing

    04/19/2012 6:02:27 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 46 replies
    ClickOrlando.com ^ | 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,...
  • CBC wants Trayvon Martin's death investigated as potential hate crime

    03/19/2012 5:45:25 PM PDT · by redreno · 129 replies
    http://www.politico.com ^ | | 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • New Account: Zimmerman Told Cops Trayvon's Last Words Were 'Okay, You Got It' [and more details]

    04/19/2012 11:36:58 AM PDT · by kevcol · 79 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Apr 19, 2012 | Aram Roston
    -snip- The law-enforcement source familiar with the case, who told The Daily Beast that he personally believes Zimmerman’s account, said Zimmerman has told three different law enforcement agencies his version of the events. -snip- Zimmerman told police officials that he lost sight of Martin and went around a townhouse to see where he was. Then he claimed Martin confronted him and punched him, knocking him down. According to The Daily Beast’s source, Zimmerman told police that when he was on the ground, Martin straddled him, striking him, and then tried to smother him. -snip- Zimmerman, the source said, told officers...
  • 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...
  • Is mass incarceration the new caste system? (Yes, they mean just what you think they do)

    04/19/2012 1:07:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Bay State Banner ^ | April 19, 2012 | Caitlin Yoshiko Kandil
    After the dismantling of segregation nearly a half-century ago, African Americans have made tremendous strides: winning the right to vote, upward economic mobility and even the presidency. But alongside these achievements, something else happened — the prison population exploded. In just 30 years, between 1980 and 2000, the number of U.S. prisoners skyrocketed from 300,000 to more than 2 million, most of them poor people of color. The United States now has the highest incarceration rate in the world, and imprisons a higher percentage of black people than South Africa did under apartheid. This phenomenon, says law professor Michelle Alexander,...
  • NAACP comments on Zimmerman charges

    Benjamin Todd Jealous, President & CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People issued the following statement on the charges filed against George Zimmerman in the killing of Trayvon Martin: “Forty–five days after Trayvon Martin’s life came to a violent end, the wheels of justice have finally begun to turn. This is an important first step toward bringing justice for Trayvon and his family. As we have seen, the system does not always work perfectly. But we have shown that when we stand together as a nation we can compel it to work. For the NAACP, this...
  • 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.