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  • Should Attorney Benjamin Crump Be Disciplined for the Trayvon Martin Debacle?

    04/27/2012 3:54:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Examiner ^ | April 25, 2012 | Jerri Cook
    In response to the Sanford City Council's refusal to accept the resignation of much the much maligned Chief of Police, Benjamin Crump, one of the attorneys for the family of Trayvon Martin said, "If Chief Bill Lee recognized that his resignation would help start the healing process in Sanford, city leadership should have accepted it in an effort to move the city forward" What is utterly mind numbing about this statement is that it was Benjamin Crump who opened the festering wound in Sanford. Crump caused the damage, and now he wants Lee to resign so the healing process can...
  • Martin attorney: Zimmerman misled court about money

    04/27/2012 3:14:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    CNN ^ | April 27, 2012
    The attorney for Trayvon Martin's family says George Zimmerman should be back in jail because he failed to tell a judge he had $204,000 during a recent bond hearing. "They tried to portray themselves as indigent that they did not have any money," said Martin family attorney Benjamin Crump. "We think the court should revoke his bond immediately, and he should be held accountable for misleading the court." --snip-- Crump said Zimmerman's failure to reveal that he had the money shows that he is being dishonest. "If his testimony at the bond hearing is any indication of what is to...
  • Pundits not experts in Martin case

    04/27/2012 2:38:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Tennessee Valley Times-Daily / The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette ^ | April 27, 2012 | Gene Lyons, The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
    Almost from the beginning, there were two aspects of the “George Zimmerman as racist assassin” story that made little sense. First, who calls the police, then murders a total stranger in cold blood knowing that the cops are minutes away? Panic seemed likelier than malice. Second, how does a 28-year-old man with a desk job catch a fleeing 17-year-old high school athlete, anyway? I say “almost,” because like most Americans, I responded to the Trayvon Martin tragedy as President Barack Obama did — in sorrow, and with pity for the immense dignity of the young man’s parents. They and their...
  • Zimmerman’s lawyer: Donations to website totaled $200,000

    04/26/2012 8:58:43 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 28 replies
    miami herald ^ | 4-2012 | Moskovitz
    Zimmerman’s lawyer: Donations to website totaled $200,000 By Diana Moskovitz dmoskovitz@MiamiHerald.com The defense lawyer for George Zimmerman said Thursday night that his client had received about $200,000 through donations to his website. Zimmerman, a 28-year-old neighborhood watch volunteer in Sanford, near Orlando, fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin of Miami Gardens on Feb. 26, after confronting the teen, whom he believed to be suspicious. Trayvon was not armed. Sanford police cited Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” self-defense law in not initially charging Zimmerman with killing Trayvon. Angela Corey, a special prosecutor appointed by Gov. Rick Scott, earlier this month charged Zimmerman with...
  • Motivated By Media Lies About George Zimmerman, a Hate Crime Occurs In Chicago

    04/26/2012 7:06:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | April 26, 2012 | John Nolte
    We're learning today that in Obama's Chicago, 18 year-old Alton L. Hayes has just been charged by police with "attempted robbery and aggravated battery along with a hate crime" for attacking and robbing a 19 year-old man. Hayes is black, the victim is white, and Hayes told investigators "he was angry about the [Trayvon] Martin shooting and decided to attack the victim because of his race." Now why would Hayes do this? For starters, Zimmerman is Hispanic, not Caucasian. Secondly, there's absolutely zero proof Zimmerman was racially motivated to shoot Martin. In fact, an overwhelming amount of evidence suggests race...
  • Sanford city manager: I pressured police chief to quit over Trayvon Martin case

    04/26/2012 5:03:33 PM PDT · by maggief · 21 replies
    MSNBC ^ | April 26, 2012 | Jamie Novogrod and Tom Winter
    SANFORD, Fla. -- City Manager Norton Bonaparte Jr. acknowledges that he put pressure last week on Police Chief Bill Lee to step down over the Trayvon Martin case, though he stopped short of saying whether he threatened to fire Lee. During a discussion with NBC News on Wednesday, Bonaparte said he held frank conversations with Lee. “I did suggest,” Bonaparte said, “for the community to move forward, that he consider resigning.” Asked whether the suggestion constituted an ultimatum, Bonaparte demurred. "The chief of police, as all of the city department directors, serves at the pleasure of the city manager and...
  • CNN: Donations pour in to Trayvon Martin's killer

    04/26/2012 4:57:08 PM PDT · by maggief · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | April 26, 2012
    (CNN) -- The lawyer for the neighborhood watch leader who fatally shot unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida, said Thursday that his client has received about $200,000 from supporters. Orlando lawyer Mark O'Mara told CNN's "AC360" that George Zimmerman told him Wednesday of the donations as they were trying to shut down his Internet presence to avoid concerns about possible impersonators. "He asked me what to do with his PayPal accounts and I asked him what he was talking about," O'Mara told Anderson Cooper. "And he said those were the accounts that had the money from the website he...
  • Donations pour in to Trayvon Martin's killer ($204,000)

    04/26/2012 5:03:21 PM PDT · by ironman · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | 26 April 2012 | CNN Staff
    (CNN) -- The lawyer for the neighborhood watch leader who fatally shot unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida, said Thursday that his client has received about $200,000 from supporters. Orlando lawyer Mark O'Mara told CNN's "AC360" that George Zimmerman told him Wednesday of the donations as they were trying to shut down his Internet presence to avoid concerns about possible impersonators. "He asked me what to do with his PayPal accounts and I asked him what he was talking about," O'Mara told Anderson Cooper. "And he said those were the accounts that had the money from the website he...
  • Second Producer Fired in Zimmerman 911 Call Edit

    04/26/2012 12:45:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | April 26, 2012 | Bryan Preston
    Breitbart reports on the quiet firing of a second producer in its accidental, incidental, nothing to see here dishonest edit of George Zimmerman’s 911 call. There has been a second firing at NBC over the misleading edit of George Zimmerman’s 911 call. A report published yesterday afternoon by the Miami Herald identifies reporter/producer Jeff Burnside as the individual responsible for the edits which appeared in an NBC6 news story on March 19th and again on March 20th. Burnside worked for WTVJ news, the NBC owned and operated station in Miami where the edit appears to have originated. SFLTV blog confirms...
  • The world’s most famous "white Hispanic" is part black

    04/26/2012 10:41:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    Human Events ^ | April 26, 2012 | John Hayward
    How badly has the media mis-reported the Trayvon Martin shooting? Just look at how rapidly the story is mutating, now that George Zimmerman is up on charges – thanks to a ridiculously over-reaching affadavit, for which some observers, including legendary liberal lawyer Alan Dershowitz, think the prosecutor should be up on charges. Do you remember the story you heard on Day One, when this first became big national news? A racist white man gunned down an innocent little black boy for no reason, just because he was Walking While Black through a swanky gated condo community. The cracker cops of...
  • George Zimmerman's Black Ancestry is Revealed

    04/26/2012 10:19:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Gather ^ | April 26, 2012 | Jim Kane
    Al Sharpton isn't going to be happy when he hears this. Apparently, George Zimmerman, who killed an unarmed Trayvon Martin in February, has black ancestors. The 28-year-old former neighborhood watchman is depicted in the media as an "angry white man" with hatred toward other ethnic groups. That narrative fits perfectly with liberals' view of America as a racist nation in which black children live in constant fear of white vigilantes, but this story is taking some interesting twists. The neighborhood watchman shot an unarmed Martin inside a gated condo complex in Sanford, FL. It turns out he is of mixed...
  • Run-ins with pit bull reportedly led Zimmerman, wife to get guns

    04/26/2012 9:34:56 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 10 replies
    George Zimmerman and his wife began carrying handguns after repeated run-ins with a pit bull, and the volunteer neighborhood watchman continued his armed vigil over a gated community in Sanford, Fla., as a rash of burglaries left neighbors frightened, according to a report. The couple took firearms training courses and got handguns and concealed carry permits in late 2009 -- three years before Zimmerman shot unarmed teen Trayvon Martin dead -- after a pit bull named Big Boi menaced Shellie Zimmerman near their home, Reuters reported. Big Boi later spooked a dog owned by Zimmerman's mother-in-law, prompting the Zimmermans to...
  • Sybrina Fulton: 'I Can Wait A Year' For Justice (Trayvon Martin's mother)

    04/26/2012 9:17:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | April 26, 2012 | Staff
    Days after George Zimmerman was freed on bail to await a second-degree murder trial for shooting Trayvon Martin, Sybrina Fulton, Martin's mother, says she's "willing to wait for justice to be served" in her son's case. Speaking with Tell Me More host Michel Martin, Fulton also says that she feels like "I have a little hole in my heart. And that little hole is caused by the tragedy of Trayvon's death." The Trayvon Martin case has sparked a national debate on topics ranging from race and teen fashion to gun control and self-defense laws, after the unarmed teenager was killed...
  • Stand Your Ground makes sense

    04/25/2012 3:03:45 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 11 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday, April 25, 2012 | John Lott
    Call them what you will: “Stand Your Ground” or “Castle Doctrine” laws. Mayor Bloomberg and members of Congress, speaking on the House floor, go so far as to label them “shoot first” laws. This is a gross exaggeration — a slander, in fact, against legislation designed to reform a flaw in our treatment of self-defense. Earlier statutes affirmatively required potential victims to retreat as much as possible before using deadly force to protect themselves, sometimes putting their lives in jeopardy. The supposedly infamous laws passed in Florida and elsewhere, in contrast, use a “reasonable person” standard for determining when it...
  • George Zimmerman: the black, Hispanic, Peruvian, kind-hearted non-white, not-racist poster boy

    04/26/2012 4:37:26 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    BookwormRoom.com ^ | 4-25-2012 | Bookworm
    “Facts are stubborn things.”I love that quotation. John Adams said it back in 1774 when he took on the unpopular job of defending the British troops charged with the killings in the event now known as the Boston Massacre. Arguing off those same stubborn facts, Adams was able to get those troops acquitted.“Facts are stubborn things.” You can lie about them and you can try to bury them, but they have a bad habit of revealing themselves. Sometimes, these revelations can take decades or even centuries, but sometimes — especially in a modern media age — those stubborn facts demand...
  • The Release Reactions (Zimmerman)

    04/26/2012 4:21:01 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 22 replies
    Afro ^ | 4/25/12 | George Barnette
    After walking free for two months before he was charged, George Zimmerman was released on bond for murder charges. That release has many people questioning the judicial system. Zimmerman was released on $150,000 on April 23. He is required to wear a GPS monitoring device and to check in with courts if he goes to another state. That result is insufficient to many who think the process has been a joke. “This whole Trayvon case has been so confusing from the start. I don’t understand how someone who admittedly killed someone gets to stay out of jail for weeks before...
  • What if Zimmerman Gets an All White Jury?

    04/26/2012 12:00:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Hutchinson Report News ^ | April 25, 2012 | Earl Ofari Hutchinson
    Accused murderer of Trayvon Martin George Zimmerman almost certainly will eventually face a jury. And what if that jury is all white? A recent Duke University study showed that all white juries in Florida were more likely to convict a black defendant than mixed ethnic juries. Though Zimmerman isn’t black, the defense almost certainly will pull out all stops to make the case that Zimmerman was the real victim and that Martin was the aggressor. In essence this means that jurors will be asked to do a defendant and victim role reversal and put Martin on trial. The massive barrage...
  • Obama has chance to quell Zimmerman Trayvon Martin racial violence

    04/25/2012 8:37:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Bayou Buzz ^ | April 25, 2012 | Ron Chapman
    This column has not commented on the Zimmerman/Martin case for good reason. Since the facts surrounding this incident still remain unclear, it serves no purpose to speculate about what transpired in the tragic event. That is what the court system is for and it should be allowed to operate without outside interference. Unfortunately, other media outlets and certain individuals seeking personal fame have taken to the airways, print, and streets staking out extreme positions while having no knowledge about the actual event. This has resulted in some very strong feelings on both sides of the issue that should and must...
  • George Zimmerman's Website Disabled

    04/25/2012 8:30:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Wednesday, Apr 25, 2012
    Website to help Sanford shooter with legal defense not functioningThe website that George Zimmerman set up to help raise money for his legal defense has been disabled. The website www.therealgeorgezimmerman was no longer functioning as of Tuesday. It was created almost two weeks ago by Zimmerman's family members to thank his supporters and also to receive donations from anyone who wanted to help with his legal defense.
  • NBC6 Zimmerman Edit Explanation

    04/25/2012 8:26:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Wednesday, Apr 25, 2012
    On March 19 NBC6 ran a story on the phone call George Zimmerman made in connection with the Trayvon Martin case. In that story an error in editorial judgment was made in which a question from the operator was deleted which could have created the impression that Mr. Zimmerman’s statement may have been singling out Trayvon Martin because of his race. We take this incident very seriously and apologize to our viewers. After conducting an extensive investigation, we are putting a more stringent editorial process in place to ensure this doesn’t happen again.
  • George Zimmerman Has ‘Black Roots’

    04/25/2012 3:01:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    A Reuters investigation has plenty of interesting details about Zimmerman and the events leading up to the shooting: The 28-year-old insurance-fraud investigator comes from a deeply Catholic background and was taught in his early years to do right by those less fortunate. He was raised in a racially integrated household and himself has black roots through an Afro-Peruvian great-grandfather — the father of the maternal grandmother who helped raise him. A criminal justice student who aspired to become a judge, Zimmerman also concerned himself with the safety of his neighbors after a series of break-ins committed by young African-American men....
  • Will Zimmerman Have Special Hearing For Self-Defense Claim? SYG Hearing Held Before Trial

    04/25/2012 2:49:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    WESH-TV ^ | April 25, 2012
    SANFORD, Fla. -- The lawyer for the man accused of killing Trayvon Martin said it's too soon to know it they'll claim self-defense under the Stand Your Ground law. In Florida, if a person is charged with murder and is able to prove Stand Your Ground, then the case will never see trial, and experts said that is what they feel Zimmerman and his team will try and to prove. Zimmerman will have a special immunity hearing before the case ever goes to trial. At Zimmerman's bond hearing on Friday, one of the lead investigators said they did not know...
  • George Zimmerman: Prelude to a shooting

    04/25/2012 1:23:22 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 59 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 25, 2012 | Chris Francescani
    (Reuters) - A pit bull named Big Boi began menacing George and Shellie Zimmerman in the fall of 2009. The first time the dog ran free and cornered Shellie in their gated community in Sanford, Florida, George called the owner to complain. The second time, Big Boi frightened his mother-in-law's dog. Zimmerman called Seminole County Animal Services and bought pepper spray. The third time he saw the dog on the loose, he called again. An officer came to the house, county records show. "Don't use pepper spray," he told the Zimmermans, according to a friend. "It'll take two or three...
  • George Zimmerman: Prelude to a shooting (Reuters finds that GZ has black ancestors)

    04/25/2012 1:27:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    A pit bull named Big Boi began menacing George and Shellie Zimmerman in the fall of 2009. The first time the dog ran free and cornered Shellie in their gated community in Sanford, Florida, George called the owner to complain. The second time, Big Boi frightened his mother-in-law's dog. Zimmerman called Seminole County Animal Services and bought pepper spray. The third time he saw the dog on the loose, he called again. An officer came to the house, county records show. "Don't use pepper spray," he told the Zimmermans, according to a friend. "It'll take two or three seconds to...
  • Megyn Kelly Guest Alan Dershowitz Slams Zimmerman Prosecutor: Her Affidavit ‘Is A Crime’

    04/25/2012 12:53:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 25, 2012 | Alex Alvarez
    Lawyer, professor and political commentator Alan Dershowitz stopped by America Live Wednesday afternoon, where he shared his thoughts on the George Zimmerman case with host Megyn Kelly. In a nutshell: He thinks the case has gone to hell in a widely-publicized handbasket. Specifically, he believes that, if anyone should be tried in this case, it should be Special Prosecutor Angela Corey. “This affidavit,” he said, “submitted by the prosecutor in the Florida case is a crime. It’s a crime. If she in fact knew about ABC News’ pictures of the bloody head of Zimmerman and failed to include that in...
  • Report: NBC Miami reporter fired for edited Zimmerman tape that aired on “Today” show

    04/25/2012 12:47:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Poynter ^ | April 25, 2012 | Andrew Beaujon
    Jeff Burnside was fired Friday after making an edit to tape of George Zimmerman’s 911 call before he shot Trayvon Martin, SFLTV is reporting. Burnside, a reporter, still has a page on the website of Miami’s WTVJ, an affiliate owned and operated by NBC. It’s not unusual for networks to use reported material from their owned and operated affiliates, but it is unusual for such reporting to generate this much unwelcome attention. NBC’s “Today” show aired the tape, which removed context from Zimmerman’s conversation with a 911 operator. The original call transcript said: Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up...
  • Dershowitz: Angela Corey has 'Raised expectations to unreasonable levels'...

    04/25/2012 11:38:38 AM PDT · by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs · 32 replies
    Fox News - "America Live' with Megyn Kelly | April 25, 2012 | FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
    Alan Dershowitz appeared on Fox News today with Megyn Kelly and discussed the Martin/Zimmerman case. Among his many astute observations and analysis was his accusation that Angela Corey had inappropriately and for 'political' reasons "raised the expectations to unreasonable levels" by over-charging George Zimmerman with 2nd degree Murder. Dershowitz also stated that if the prosecution possessed or knew about the photo of Zimmerman's bloody head and withheld that information from the Affidavit, they themselves may have 'suborned perjury' in this case and should be seeking their own lawyer as a result.Dershowitz also alleged that the prosecution's Affidavit for their charge...
  • WTVJ Fires Reporter Jeff Burnside for Allegedly Editing Trayvon Martin 911 Tape

    04/25/2012 7:58:03 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 90 replies
    sfltv.com ^ | 4/25/12
    You won’t hear it anywhere else but here – insiders have told us WTVJ reporter Jeff Burnside was fired last Friday for allegedly editing the Trayvon Martin 911 tape, the same tape NBC aired on ‘Today’ in early April. Allegedly, his firing wasn’t announced internally and so far there is no information whether NBC made a conclusion if the edit was misleading on purpose or if it was an oversight.
  • Why Trayvon’s killer should be acquitted

    04/25/2012 7:31:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 38 replies
    suntimes.com ^ | 24 April, 2012 | Jacob Sullum
    Critics of Florida’s self-defense law object to its recognition of a right to “stand your ground” in public places, which eliminated the duty to retreat from an assailant. Yet many of these critics seem to believe they have a duty to stand their ground and never retreat, using George Zimmerman’s shooting of Trayvon Martin as a weapon to attack Florida’s law, no matter what the evidence shows. The emphasis on the right to stand your ground is puzzling in the context of the Martin case, since Zimmerman’s defense does not seem to rely on it. The 28-year-old neighborhood watch volunteer,...
  • Floridians back “Stand Your Ground” law

    04/25/2012 5:38:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 53 replies
    unitedliberty.org ^ | 24 April, 2012 | Jason Pye
    In the wake of the Trayvon Martin’s death, many on the Left have been blaming Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law, a statue passed last year that allows use for the use of deadly force in self-defense (my home state of Georgia passed a similar law a few years ago). They say that the law empowered George Zimmerman to target Martin and claim self-defense. While I have no opinion on Zimmerman’s guilt or innocence in the case at this point — I believe too little is known to jump to conclusions one way or the other, the ire over the “Stand...
  • Poll: Floridians support George Zimmerman more than the Marlins or Rays

    04/25/2012 3:14:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | 4/24/12 | Rick Chandler
    Well, this is odd: In a recent poll, 26 percent of Florida residents say that George Zimmerman is innocent of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Know that for a fact, do you folks? Seems to me the “not sure” box is just begging to be checked on that survey. But this is odder still: that’s 10 percent more Florida residents than support the Tampa Bay Rays. And even fewer support the Miami Marlins.
  • Case against George Zimmerman man be doomed

    04/24/2012 6:45:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Last week, media outlets filed motions to unseal the records concerning the arrest of George Zimmerman in connection with the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Sooner than later, the public will see what evidence special prosecutor Angela Corey has that warranted the filing of second-degree murder charges. Absent something new in Corey's file, one of America's best-known lawyers feels the case against Zimmerman is doomed. Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz believes that the murder charges will be thrown out. In a recent interview with me, Dershowitz acknowledged the low evidentiary bar necessary at this juncture but still opined that Corey...
  • Thomas Sowell: They're going to call you racist no matter what

    04/24/2012 9:34:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Manchester Union-Leader ^ | April 25, 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...
  • Jesse Jackson: School Suspension is Racial Profiling, Caused Trayvon's Death

    04/24/2012 10:20:10 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 37 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 3 days ago - date not shown | Staff
    In an interview with KJAMM 105.3 in Tulsa OK Jesse Jackson claimed school suspensions is racial profiling. [Audio @ link]
  • 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
  • Does the Third Amendment Speak to the George Zimmerman Case?

    04/24/2012 8:57:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    rationalreview.com ^ | 23 April, 2012 | J. Neil Schulman
    Author’s Note, April 23, 2012: I have removed the word “gated” from my description of the Twin Lakes community per the following link: “According to Ryan Julison, assistant to Martin family attorney Benjamin Crump, Twin Lakes is actually not entirely gated. There is also no guard at the gate, there are no high fences. The community is just modest condos, Julison says, not protected with the electronic equivalent of a castle moat. So the Gate Access Form provided by The Retreat at Twin Lakes Homeowners Association could be considered somewhat misleading.” – J. Neil Schulman On February 26, 2012 George...
  • (White) Man Beaten By (Black) Mob, In Critical Condition

    04/24/2012 5:27:36 AM PDT · by Frenetic74 · 140 replies
    WKRG.com News 5 ^ | April 23, 2012 | WKRG Staff
    20 people, all African American, attacked her brother on the front porch of his home, using "brass buckles, paint cans and anything they could get their hands on." One of them said "Now thats justice for Trayvon."
  • 'Now thats Justice for Trayvon' Mob Beats Man to Bloody Pulp

    04/24/2012 5:37:08 AM PDT · by maggief · 108 replies
    FOXNews ^ | April 24, 2012
    MOBILE, Alabama -- 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.
  • Rodney King on Trayvon Martin Thank God My Attack Was Caught on Tape

    04/24/2012 7:38:56 AM PDT · by maggief · 32 replies
    TMZ ^ | April 24, 2012
    Rodney King tells TMZ ... he sincerely hopes Trayvon Martin's family will eventually get justice ... but says Trayvon's case makes him realize how lucky he was to have his beating captured on tape. Just days before the 20 year anniversary of the L.A. riots, King was in NYC promoting his new book in which he describes his journey through the violence ... from the infamous beating at the hands of LAPD officers ... to his public plea for peace. "It's not one day that goes by that I don't think about the incident ... I get these headaches ......
  • 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...
  • But What about Justice for Zimmerman?

    04/23/2012 11:55:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 24, 2012 | Lloyd Marcus
    I keep thinking of an episode of the 1973 TV show Kojak: The Marcus-Nelson Murders. Homicide detective Kojak suspects that the black teenager accused of murdering two white girls is being framed by his fellow detectives. The case gets a lot of media attention; politics and careers enter the mix. The frightened accused black kid pleads his innocence to detective Kojak who believes him. Kojak educates the defendant to the cold, harsh reality of the situation; he informs the kid that despite his innocence, the case has become such a political hot button, and because the police held the kid...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...