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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 · 9 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.