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  • Names of six jurors who acquitted George Zimmerman made public

    04/04/2014 9:28:28 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 105 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | April 3, 2014 | Jeff Weiner and Rene Stutzman
    The names of the six-member jury panel that acquitted George Zimmerman in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin have been made public for the first time, after a new court order, records show. Circuit Judge Debra Nelson, who had previously ordered the jurors' identifying information be kept confidential, granted access to the names in a ruling March 21.
  • First Case Scenario (the story of Mark O'Mara's assistant, Lorna Truett - good read)

    09/17/2013 3:20:34 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 24 replies
    Orlando Life ^ | 8/28/2013 | Randy Noles
    The State of Florida vs. George Zimmerman was no different. But there was one key player who was both highly visible and oddly inscrutable. Wearing an inevitable muted pantsuit, she sat at the defense table scribbling notes and occasionally whispering to the stoic Zimmerman and lead defense attorney Mark O’Mara. Newspaper cutlines identified the woman with shoulder-length blonde hair as Lorna Truett, co-counsel. Although she never questioned a witness, spoke to a reporter or addressed the jury, she played an integral, behind-the-scenes role in this high-profile, once-in-a-career case. Truett, whose name hangs on the shingle outside the tiny converted house...
  • ‘Are You Happy?’ Zimmerman Juror Reacts to Detainment on MSNBC

    09/10/2013 5:57:45 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 46 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 10, 2013 | Matt Wilstein
    Juror B29, also known as “Maddy,” made her first major television appearance with Al Sharpton Tuesday afternoon since she first revealed her face and spoke to ABC News’ Robin Roberts about her conflicted feelings on the George Zimmerman verdict. Maddy offered her reactions to Zimmerman’s recent detainment in connection with a domestic dispute involving his estranged wife and father-in-law. After viewing dashcam video of Zimmerman being put in handcuffs by officers, Maddy told Sharpton, “it hurts a lot,” because she keeps going back and thinking “what could I have done” to change the outcome of the trial. At the same...
  • Shellie Zimmerman Innocent of Perjury--Yet, Another Kangaroo Trial Underway

    08/21/2013 1:35:23 PM PDT · by IChing · 15 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 8/21/13 | Donald Joy
    It turns out Shellie Zimmerman didn’t lie to prosecutors last year, about her and George’s finances during his bond proceedings, after all–and the case filed against her for alleged perjury is as malicious and full of holes as was the attempted railroading of her husband. Not only that, but the whole reason for charging Shellie, at the time they did, was merely to have it hanging ominously over both of the Zimmermans–to have more grave threat and stress brought upon their family, in addition to the trumped-up 2nd degree murder charge George faced, so prosecutors could bring that much more...
  • ATTENTION AL SHARPTON: Black Dude in White Hoodie Viciously Stabs White Teenage Girl

    08/04/2013 7:37:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 4, 2013 | Doug Giles
    Did you hear about the seventeen-year-old Queens resident, Natasha Martinez, who was stabbed eleven times last week by a black male wearing a white hoodie? Yep, just a few days ago, as this young lady was walking home from her job at Mickey D’s, and right in front of her house, Natasha was jumped by a black dude in a white hoodie and suffered eleven stab wounds -- she is in serious condition. Her state was so grave the doctors at Jamaica Hospital had to remove her spleen and confiscate a vein from her leg and implant it into her...
  • Had President Obama Asked Me To Write His Speech

    07/28/2013 10:17:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2013 | Michael Youssef
    Recently President Obama offered some much-analyzed comments on the Zimmerman verdict and racism in America. But I believe I could have written his comments far more effectively than did his current advisers. As someone who was born in Africa, grew up as a persecuted Christian, and now pastors a racially-mixed church (where people love one another and love their African-born pastor), I have a different perspective than our current president. This is what I would have said: “Before I begin, I want to be clear—by speaking about racism, I am not attempting to take the nation’s attention away from Benghazi,...
  • Honest Discussion Needed

    07/25/2013 5:24:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 25, 2013 | Michael Reagan
    Turn on the TV. This week the "big news" is the birth of a British royal. Even Drudge ran the birth of the Prince of Cambridge at the top of his page, treating it like it was the biggest event out of Europe since D-Day. Maybe the media wanted to change the subject to something pleasant -- or completely unimportant -- but the arrival of Kate and William's baby boy was a timely blessing. It blew George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin and the issue of race in America off the front pages. It even eclipsed President Obama's teleprompter-free speech about the...
  • As Racists Go, We are Rank Amateurs (4 years ahead of Obama-Holder)

    07/23/2013 7:31:04 AM PDT · by C. Edmund Wright · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7-27-2009 | C. Edmund Wright
    Mr. President, history and reality teach us that as racists go, we are, frankly, rank amateurs. And I am sick and tired of Ivy League elites like you and Professor Gates pretending otherwise. What? You think I'm crazy? Look at it this way. If we were worth a damn as racist whites, would we fall all over ourselves everyday to voluntarily watch, cheer for, emulate, take advice from and enrich folks named Tiger and Oprah? Those are, after all, the two people that white racist America has anointed as the top cultural icons in our society. Ever heard about "the...
  • The President's Take on Race

    07/23/2013 6:03:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2013 | Cal Thomas
    President Obama rarely misses an opportunity to insert himself into an issue. Last Friday, he appeared in the White House press room to comment on the George Zimmerman verdict. The president said he could have been Trayvon Martin. Not likely, given his private schooling and the way he was fast-tracked to success. The president said the history of African-Americans partially explains the way many black people view the case. He spoke of blacks hearing car doors lock as they cross the street and of white women who clutch their purses tightly when a black person enters an elevator. Then he...
  • Obama Should Help America Heal

    07/23/2013 5:21:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2013 | David Limbaugh
    It seems to me that almost every time President Obama talks publicly about race, he stirs things up rather than calms them down. Whether intentional or not, it's unfortunate -- and damaging. It's difficult to express opinions on race that don't conform to the politically correct narrative, because race baiters are always lying in wait to denounce anyone who dissents from their assessment as a bigot. Indeed, many leftists who call for a national dialogue on race routinely brand conservatives as racists -- merely because they are conservative -- even when they remain silent on racially sensitive issues. But understand...
  • Florida Poll: Majority Believe Race Relations Worse Since Obama Took Office

    07/23/2013 1:44:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2013 | Cortney O'Brien
    While angry crowds rallied in 100 cities this weekend to protest George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the high-profile Trayvon Martin case, Floridians quietly proved they are satisfied with the trial’s results. A recent poll reveals their approval of the jury’s decision and, perhaps more interesting, their disapproval of the president’s handling of race relations since his inauguration. Viewpoint Florida asked 900 people, most of whom were Democrats, for their opinions on Zimmerman’s not guilty verdict. A majority, 56 percent, believe the jury got it right and 63 percent felt Zimmerman should not have to face federal hate crime charges. Also intriguing...
  • Zimmerman trial evidence turned over to FBI

    07/22/2013 10:36:52 AM PDT · by Kennard · 79 replies
    WESH Breaking News ^ | July 22, 2013 | WESH
    Sanford police have turned over all of the evidence from the George Zimmerman murder trial to the FBI and the Department of Justice.
  • Self-Defense Immunity Laws: Which States Protect You Best?

    07/19/2013 8:29:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | July 19, 2013 | Andrew Branca
    (Note: This post has been updated to more accurately reflect the state of self-defense in immunity law in Ohio, which does not appear limited to acts of self-defense around one’s home as previously reported. Thanks to Peter Bossley for the insight–your complimentary copy of “The Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition” goes in the mail tomorrow, Peter.)Now that the Zimmerman criminal trial has concluded, much attention has focused on the prospects for Zimmerman seeking protection under Florida’s self-defense immunity statute from any possible civil action against him.Florida’s statute 776.032, is among the broader self-defense immunity statutes, in that it possesses...
  • Did George Zimmerman's prosecutors try to get him off?

    07/19/2013 8:29:30 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 62 replies
    Times-Picayune ^ | July 15, 2013 | Jarvis DeBerry
    George Zimmerman was acquitted of killing Trayvon Martin, a New Orleans attorney complained to me Monday, because the prosecution didn't want to win a conviction. The attorney, who has worked at Tulane and Broad as an assistant district attorney and as a defense lawyer, called me to say that he's handled hundreds of homicide cases over his career and that he's never seen prosecutors who want to win make the series of missteps that the Florida prosecutors made. So he's convinced they lost on purpose. He offered six reasons for his belief that the state threw the case.
  • The Exploitation of Trayvon Martin

    07/20/2013 3:39:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 20, 2013 | Bill O'Reilly
    Although they may not realize it, some supporters of the dead teenager Trayvon Martin are actually exploiting him, using his death to advance their own personal agendas. That is very disturbing when you think about it. After the acquittal of George Zimmerman, one loon out in San Francisco justified some mob-driven property damage, saying: "We have to grow a new society. A people society. Not one where Wells Fargo, the Federal Reserve, all these big banks. We need a whole new system!" A protester in D.C. said: "We don't get democracy. We get capitalism. We get white supremacy." And then...
  • The Conversation Holder Doesn't Really Want

    07/19/2013 7:47:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 19, 2013 | Mona Charen
    Eric Holder dismissed America as a "nation of cowards" because we wouldn't, he argued, have a "national conversation" about race. It's a slander wrapped in a farce. We talk of race unremittingly. That's the farce. The slander is hydra-headed. No honest conversation about race is possible when accusations of racism replace reasoned arguments. Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen, who mentioned high rates of crime among black males, was rewarded with the racist label within minutes by some of those (The Atlantic, Slate) who presumably agree with Holder that we are too timid when discussing race. Many American liberals are achingly...
  • Would The MSM be Covering Things Differently If Zimmerman Were Black Hispanic & Not White Hispanic?

    07/18/2013 10:21:52 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 23 replies
    7/18/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    If Hispanic is categorized as being a specific ethnic group (according to the monumentally-long list of ethnic groups - beginning with Abazins and ending with Zuni - under the heading "List of Ethnic Groups" at Wikipedia), and black is categorized there as African American, ask yourself the following questions: Would the MSM be treating the Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin story differently if Zimmerman were African-American Hispanic, and not White Hispanic, or if Trayvon Martin were also White Hispanic or Asian Hispanic? I mean, if Black, White, Hispanic, Asian and Native American can be broken down further into White Hispanic (as the MSM...
  • Trayvon Protesters Terrorize Family En Route to Hospital

    07/18/2013 10:12:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 18, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    A Texas grandmother was terrified after Trayvon Martin supporters surrounded her SUV, hit her in the head and tried to prevent her from taking her sick grandchild to the hospital. The grandmother, along with her daughter and granddaughter were trying to get the Texas Children’s Hospital when protesters blocked traffic on a highway. “When we first drove up I thought it was a wreck,” said Georgia, who asked that her last name not be used. “When we got closer, I realized all these protesters were everywhere. They weren’t letting us through.” Georgia told Fox News she was trying to get...
  • Sturm: Injustice isn’t ‘Justice For Trayvon’

    07/18/2013 9:18:21 AM PDT · by Aspenhuskerette · 11 replies
    The Aspen Times (CO) ^ | July 18, 2013 | Melanie Sturm
    “Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy,” remarked F. Scott Fitzgerald, as if alluding to the fatal confrontation between George Zimmerman, the watch guard of a beleaguered and oft-burglarized neighborhood, and the unarmed, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, who President Obama said would look like his son if he had one. To prevent this painful case from jeopardizing social cohesion, Americans must Think Again before lining up behind their preferred tragic hero like rabid fans of opposing sports teams. All the world’s a stage, and on the rainy night of their deadly clash, neither Martin nor Zimmerman followed...
  • Forgive Our Faults, Oh Our Most Grievous Faults! Oh Nuts! [Snark intended.]

    07/17/2013 3:43:32 PM PDT · by DanMiller
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | July 17, 2013 | Dan Miller
    The fierce defender of Truth, Justice and the American Way has chosen Samantha Power as our his new ambassador to his cherished United Nations. Way to go, Big Guy!An adoring glance at our her beloved benefactor:The charming Ms Power's past comments remain a backdrop to the hearing. Power, a former White House adviser and longtime Obama friend, once likened U.S. foreign policies to those of the Nazis. In a March 2003 New Republic magazine article she argued that American foreign policy needs a "historical reckoning" which would entail "opening the files" and "acknowledging the force of a mantra we have spent...
  • To Avoid Looking Like a Criminal, Don't Commit a Crime

    07/17/2013 3:35:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 17, 2013 | Ann Coulter
    Black liberals keep bemoaning the danger to their own teenage sons after the "not guilty" verdict in George Zimmerman's murder trial. To avoid what happened to Trayvon Martin, their boys need only follow this advice: Don't walk up to a stranger and punch him, ground-and-pound him, MMA-style, and repeatedly smash his head against the pavement. The Justice-for-Trayvon crowd keeps pretending there hasn't been a trial where the evidence overwhelmingly showed that Trayvon committed the first (and only) crime that night by assaulting Zimmerman. Instead, the race agitators are sticking with the original story peddled by the media, back when we...
  • Soap in a sponge: The enduring myth that George Zimmerman was told not to get out of his car

    07/17/2013 1:40:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | July 17, 2013 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    There are many lessons to be learned from the media miscoverage of the George Zimmerman shooting of Trayvon Martin. We’ve dealt repeatedly with the false “hoodie” and racial narratives, the ludicrous audio and video analyzes, and the misunderstanding of the role Stand Your Ground played [actually, did not play] in the case. We’ve seen post-trial articles about how the prosecution failed to “humanize” Trayvon, without addressing that the prosecution deliberately didn’t go there because it would have brought into evidence Trayvon’s history of fighting, drug use and illegal weapons possession. Rachel Jeantel’s post-trial interview on CNN also raised the possibility...
  • Could the Zimmerman Trial Be a Clever Trick To Repeal the Second Amendment (Abolish Gun Rights)

    07/17/2013 8:27:30 AM PDT · by pinochet · 63 replies
    A lawyer friend of mine suspects that the Zimmerman trial is a clever trick that has been designed by cunning liberals to strip Americans of their second amendment rights. You all remember Clinton's legalisms in 1998, saying that what happened between him and Monica Lewinsky did not meet the strict legal definition of sex. According to my lawyer friend, it is easy for sneaky liberals to interpret the second amendment as giving Americans the right to own arms, but not the right to use them. Liberals may have figured out that going door-to-door to confiscate guns is too much trouble....
  • Zimmerman Closing Arguments: Detailing What the Mob Ignores (A Review of the evidence)

    07/15/2013 2:09:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/15/2013 | Mike McDaniel
    George Zimmeman was found not guilty by a six-woman jury late in the evening of July 13, 2013. To try to understand why they came to that decision, consider the closing statements of the prosecution and defense. In many ways, they forecast that verdict.In this backwards case — defense attorney Mark O’Mara called it the “bizarro case” — the prosecution plumbed improbable depths once more by springing a motion to send an alternate charge of third-degree murder to the jury. Third-degree murder in Florida is murder committed during the commission of a felony. The supposed felony here? Child abuse....
  • Trayvon Martin: A Child, or a Thug Wannabe?

    07/16/2013 10:32:14 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 55 replies
    The New American ^ | 15 July 2013 | Jack Kerwick, Ph.D.
    It is Trayvon Martin, no one else, who has put the lie to the notion that he was some innocent child. Trayvon Martin: A Child, or a Thug Wannabe? The New American 15 July 2013 George Zimmerman has been acquitted in the shooting death of "the child," the "young boy," Trayvon Martin. As should go without saying, it is of course a tragedy that our world is such that it regularly claims human life. It is particularly tragic when young people, like Martin, lose their lives in circumstances that could have so easily been avoided. But Martin was no...
  • Now That the Girls of Zimmerman are (Almost) Gone

    07/16/2013 6:48:30 PM PDT · by IChing · 45 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 7/16/13 | Donald Joy
    Whew, that was a close one! Most people with whom I was in contact leading up to the Zimmerman verdict had been somewhat bitterly hedging their prognostications of his escaping conviction on the murder charge, resignedly saying conviction for the lesser accusation of manslaughter was the most likely outcome, given what we’ve come to expect from mercurial juries in our modern times. For myself, despite being skeptical along the way and even arguing in the later phase that a hung jury was probable, I wound up firmly predicting total acquittal (as I mainly had in numerous articles on the case...
  • Question About Zimmerman vs Martin

    07/16/2013 4:52:18 PM PDT · by kjam22 · 15 replies
    vanity | 7-16-2013 | kjam22
    I just have a question that I've not heard anyone address. Its been stated that there had been a bunch of burglaries in George Zimmerman's neighborhood prior to his encounter with Trayvon. I'm curious what happened to the burglary rate in that neighborhood after the shooting? Did it drop, cut in half, pretty much stop all together, etc????
  • How to Cheat Our System

    07/16/2013 6:54:14 AM PDT · by ShelleyAa · 24 replies
    How to Cheat Our System With the not guilty verdict coming down in the Zimmerman Trial, an absolute meltdown is taking place with those that differ in opinion. Individuals are speaking out in the most extreme voice, bitterly questioning the system, and vehemently attacking all who allowed for acquittal. Venting frustration is acceptable. Stirring emotion, understandable. Avoiding facts, inexcusable! Or is it? Our government allows for a trial, a fair trial, not a lynching. And in this case, a unanimous agreement was given. After thorough examination of fact, jurists of his peers found George Zimmerman not guilty. Facts can be...
  • Racial Incitement in Internet Age

    07/16/2013 4:28:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 16, 2013 | Mona Charen
    The day after the George Zimmerman verdict was announced, I was at the supermarket. As always, Americans of all races went about their business. An elderly Asian lady got help from a tall Caucasian kid reaching an item on an upper shelf. A black cashier shared a joke with a white customer. A manager who might be Hispanic helped a patron of indeterminate ethnicity with a return. All was calm and composed. Let's call that supermarket America. There's another America that exists on the TV, radio and the cell phone screen. There, the race baiters, provocateurs, rumormongers, and ratings-mad self-promoters...
  • WWE Smackdown Wrestler Embarrasses Himself While Punching Dummy MMA Style

    07/15/2013 5:11:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 15, 2013 | Katie Kieffer
    If you plan to mount a dummy on TV, it’s wise to not bring yourself down to the level of the dummy. But a wrestler did exactly that when he tried to defend Trayvon Martin by demonstrating a MMA (mixed martial arts) mount on HLN After Dark. On July 10, HLN After Dark Host Vinnie Politan invited a black guest named David Otunga, a WWE Smackdown wrestler, to discuss the George Zimmerman trial. Otunga made a fool out of himself trying to disprove Zimmerman’s claim that he shot 17-year-old Martin out of self-defense. Politan told viewers that he and Otunga...
  • Zimmerman Not Guilty; Unrest and Calls for Federal Charges Begin

    07/14/2013 2:22:13 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 26 replies
    The New American ^ | 14 July 2013 | Alex Newman
    The verdict in the Zimmerman case was hardly a surprise to those closely following the case. But despite the evidence supporting the jury's decision, unrest and calls for federal charges have already begun. Zimmerman Not Guilty; Unrest and Calls for Federal Charges Begin The New American 14 July 2013 Shortly after George Zimmerman was found not guilty late Saturday of second-degree murder and manslaughter in the self-defense shooting death of Trayvon Martin, unrest hit the city of Oakland as race-mongers like Al Sharpton, the NAACP and even some Democrat members of Congress publicly demanded that the Obama administration pursue...
  • Jury asks for clarification on manslaughter charge in Zimmerman trial

    07/13/2013 3:58:48 PM PDT · by Wellington VII · 85 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 7-13-13
    SANFORD -- After more than 10 hours of deliberations over two days, jurors in the George Zimmerman trial asked the court for a clarification on the manslaughter jury instruction. Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/07/13/3498415/jurors-resume-deliberations-in.html#storylink=cpy
  • Protesters set fires and tag Oakland businesses

    07/14/2013 12:38:37 AM PDT · by thecodont · 64 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Updated 12:27 am, Sunday, July 14, 2013 | Henry K. Lee and Vivian Ho
    <p>In San Francisco, demonstrators marched through the Mission District after gathering at the 24th Street Mission BART Station. Hundreds marched down Valencia Street, chanting "Justice for Trayvon Martin."</p> <p>The crowd dispersed peacefully, and officers will "maintain a presence in the Mission District for the time being," said San Francisco police Officer Gordon Shyy, a department spokesman. Another protest was scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday at Powell and Market streets.</p>
  • Photo of Trayvon Martin’s Dead Body Televised [GRAPHIC]

    07/12/2013 11:11:34 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 108 replies
    Heavy.com ^ | July 12, 2013 | Joanna Hausmann Read more at: http://www.heavy.com/news/2013/07/trayvon-martin-body-dead-george-zim
    WARNING: What we're about to show you below is a disturbing image. Do not scroll down if you do not want to see it.America is abuzz as Trayvon Martin's case reaches a conclusion. The televised murder trial has been injected with sociopolitical significance as issues of race and gun control orbit around the witness stand. While the jury deliberates and as lawyers continue to call on witnesses, the mundane images of courtroom bureaucracy plaster themselves on televisions around the country, inviting people to watch along as if it were an episode of Law & Order: SUV.While MSNBC covered the case, the last photo taken of...
  • In final arguments, Zimmerman defence says case is full of gaps; prosecution says he told lies

    07/12/2013 11:51:49 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 22 replies
    Lethbridge Herald ^ | July 12, 2013 | Mike Schneider And Kyle Hightower
    SANFORD, Fla. – George Zimmerman’s lawyers made one last attempt Friday to convince a jury the neighbourhood watch volunteer shot unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in self-defence, saying the prosecution’s case for murder is built on “could’ve beens” and “maybes.” -snip- Attorney Mark O’Mara told jurors the burden was on prosecutors, and said they hadn’t proven Zimmerman’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Prosecutor John Guy followed with a rebuttal, accusing Zimmerman of telling “so many lies.” He said Martin’s last feeling was fear as Zimmerman followed him in a neighbourhood on a rainy night Feb. 26, 2012. “Isn’t that every...
  • State Attorney Angela Corey fires information techonology director who raised concerns

    07/13/2013 8:07:41 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 2 replies
    jacksonville.com/news/metro ^ | July 13, 2013 - 12:16am | Updated: July 13, 2013 - 12:42pm | David Bauerlein
    State Attorney Angela Corey fired her office’s information technology director Friday after he testified last month about being concerned prosecutors did not turn over information to George Zimmerman’s defense team in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. On the same day attorneys finished their closing arguments in that nationally watched trial, a state attorney investigator went to Ben Kruidbos’ home about 7:30 a.m. to hand-deliver a letter stating Kruidbos “can never again be trusted to step foot in this office.” Read more at Jacksonville.com: http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2013-07-13/story/state-attorney-angela-corey-fires-information-techonology-director-who#ixzz2YwFFQrzk
  • Answering 7 Key Questions About The George Zimmerman Trial

    07/13/2013 5:22:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 13, 2013 | John Hawkins
    1) How old was Trayvon Martin and how much size difference was there between him and Zimmerman? Initially, old photos of Trayvon Martin were shown in the media that made him appear to be about twelve years of age and Zimmerman's weight has fluctuated dramatically. This has given many people the erroneous impression that a grown man was fighting a child. In actuality at the time of the incident, Trayvon Martin was a 17 year old, 6’2, 160 pound football player while according to his friend Joe Oliver, Zimmerman was 5'8 and 170 pounds. In other words, Martin was younger,...
  • Zimmerman Final Jury Instructions

    07/12/2013 5:32:39 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 21 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | July 12, 2013 | William A. Jacobson
    The Court has released the final Jury Instructions that will be read to the jury this afternoon. For background on the argument leading up to the instructions, see Zimmerman Trial: The Jury Instructions. If Zimmerman wins, these sections of the Instructions likely will be decisive (full Instructions embedded at bottom of post): JUSTIFIABLE HOMICIDE The killing of a human being is justifiable and lawful if necessarily done while resisting an attempt to murder or commit a felony upon George Zimmerman, or to commit a felony in any dwelling house in which George Zimmerman was at the time of the attempted...
  • Zimmerman Prosecution Devolves into a Show Trial

    07/11/2013 12:32:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 11, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I haven't paid any attention to this -- well, I've been paying attention to the trial. I haven't paid much attention to this judge until today. You know, my instincts told me the fix was in on this thing from the very first moment Obama and Eric Holder got involved in it. But this is outrageous, what this judge allowed today. Folks, it's all up to the jury now, and it really depends on what they do because in the Zimmerman trial, I mean, every fear that we've had about this appears to be manifesting itself. Greetings,...
  • Breaking – State moves to charge Zimmerman with 3d Degree Murder based on Aggravated Child Abuse

    07/11/2013 9:11:32 AM PDT · by Sopater · 187 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 10:37am | William A. Jacobson
    As expected, the Judge in the George Zimmerman case ruled that in addition to Second Degree Murder, she will instruct the jury on the lesser included offense of Manslaughter, as required by Florida case law. In a surprise move this morning, the prosecution asked the Judge to drop the Aggravated Assault charge and to instruct the jury on Third Degree Murder, which is murder in the course of committing a felony. The felony the State wanted as the predicate was Aggravated Child Abuse (Jury Instruction) because Trayvon Martin was 17 at the time of the shooting. According to Don West,...
  • Judge Nelson throws OUT 'child abuse' felony murder charge

    07/11/2013 10:08:00 AM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 172 replies
    June 11, 2013 | CivilWarBrewing
    Judge Nelson has ruled AGAINST the prosecution for their attempt at a jury instruction for felony manslaughter based on 'child abuse'.
  • Judge considers lesser charges for Zimmerman

    07/10/2013 6:47:08 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 176 replies
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  • DEPARTMENT OF INJUSTICE: OBAMA GOVERNMENT ORGANIZED PROTESTS AGAINST GEORGE ZIMMERMAN

    07/10/2013 11:27:32 AM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 44 replies
    TPNN - TEA PARTY NEWS NETWORK ^ | July 10, 2013 | Matthew Burke
    Judicial Watch announced today that has obtained documents in response to local, state, and federal records requests revealing that a little-known unit of the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Community Relations Service (CRS), was deployed to Sanford, FL, following the Trayvon Martin shooting to help organize and manage rallies and protests against George Zimmerman...
  • Sanford Police Prepare for Zimmerman Riots

    07/10/2013 11:02:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 10, 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    On Monday, the Broward County Sheriff's Office in Florida released a public service announcement attempting to convince young people not to riot in case George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed Trayvon Martin, was acquitted of second-degree murder. That likelihood remains high, thanks to the fact that the prosecution itself was weak and pushed forward by a breathless media desperate for a racial hot point to drive ratings. The sheriff's office announced that it was "working closely with the Sanford Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies" on a "response plan in anticipation of the verdict." Sheriff Scott...
  • Video: Judge Storms Out of Zimmerman Trial

    07/09/2013 7:48:06 PM PDT · by kristinn · 301 replies
    Tuesday, July 9, 2013 | Kristinn, video by "The Count"
    The second degree murder trial of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin took a bizarre turn tonight as the judge presiding over the case stormed out of her courtroom over the objections of defense attorneys.Judge Nelson had heard several hours of after hours arguments on proposed defense evidence and witnesses.As the 10 o'clock hour drew near, Nelson announced the court would be in recess until 8 a.m. tomorrow, prompting objections from defense attorneys O'Mara and West that would not give them time to prepare for the day. Nelson told them she didn't want the jury to have...
  • Broward County Sheriff's Office Prepares Zimmerman Verdict Riot Plan

    07/10/2013 9:57:35 AM PDT · by yoe · 41 replies
    On Monday, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office released a video calling on the public not to riot in the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict, expected this week or next in Florida. The Sheriff’s Office released a statement explaining that it was “working closely with the Sanford Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies” to coordinate “a response plan in anticipation of the verdict.”
  • Zimmerman Verdict just an excuse to steal a new flat screen tv! (Vanity)

    07/10/2013 9:26:54 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 82 replies
    07/10/13
    Will there or won't there be riots?...Lets see, Odds are pretty good for rioting especially when you can crawl through broken glass of every store on Main street and scoop up clothes, cameras, big screen tv's and just about anything else you can stuff in your car...
  • Newly Released Documents Detail the Dept of Justice’s Role in Organizing Trayvon Martin Protests

    07/10/2013 9:47:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 273 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | July 10, 2013 | Bryan Preston
    Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained documents proving that the Department of Justice played a major behind-the-scenes role in organizing protests against George Zimmerman. Zimmerman is on trial for second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in February 2012. Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the DOJ on April 24, 2012. According to the documents JW received, a little-known DOJ unit called the Community Relations Service deployed to Sanford, FL to organize and manage rallies against Zimmerman. Among JW’s findings: •March 25 – 27, 2012, CRS spent $674.14 upon being “deployed to...
  • Zimmerman Trial Update: Defense Forensic Pathologist Schools Everyone

    07/09/2013 7:33:16 PM PDT · by IChing · 33 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 7/9/13 | Donald Joy
    Dr. Vincent Di Maio took the stand for most of today’s testimony, commanding the entire room with his august yet easy confidence and candor, and reducing the prosecution’s interference to only sparse, feebly-muttered objections for the entire lengthy phase of the defense attorney Don West’s initial question-and-answer. In his thoughtful answers, Di Maio curtly supported George Zimmerman’s version of the incident in question–specifically, how Zimmerman received his injuries, and how Trayvon Martin died–by mere virtue of his unimpeachable assertions about everything in evidence being consistent with Zimmerman’s story of what happened. Having graduated medical school in 1965, Di Maio has...
  • Zimmerman Trial Update: State's Attempted Railroading Goes Off the Rails

    07/08/2013 5:10:03 PM PDT · by IChing · 110 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 7/8/13 | Donald Joy
    ItÂ’s George ZimmermanÂ’s defense teamÂ’s turn to put forth their case, and quite frankly, they have a fairly easy path ahead. The wind is at their backs because no real, compelling evidence was brought before the jury by the prosecution in their initiative phase of this kangaroo charade (because none actually exists). Nonetheless, despite the lack of evidence against the accused, rather than issue a judgment of acquittal last Friday, the judge punted the whole matter onward, and eventually toward the jury phase. So now we watch attorneys Mark OÂ’Mara and Don West solidify the fortress of exculpatory factors for...