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Old 04-11-2012, 07:04 PM   #181
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Wow, Really?

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman has been arrested and faces a charge of second-degree murder in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press Wednesday.

The official with knowledge of the case says that the charge against George Zimmerman will be announced at a news conference by special prosecutor Angela Corey at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The official says the 28-year-old Sanford man is in custody in Florida but wouldn’t say where.

A second-degree murder charge in Florida carries a maximum sentence of life in prison. It is typically charged when there is a fight or other confrontation that results in death and where there is no premeditated plan to kill someone.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to disclose the information.

Zimmerman’s arrest was delayed partly because of Florida’s “stand your ground” law, which gives people wide leeway to use deadly force without having to retreat in the face of danger. The lack of an arrest had sparked outrage and rallies for justice in the Orlando suburb and across the country.

Zimmerman’s shooting of the 17-year-old black teenager on Feb. 26 brought demands from black leaders for his arrest and set off a furious nationwide debate over race and self-defense that reached all the way to the White House.

Zimmerman, whose father is white and whose mother is Hispanic, said the teenager attacked him. Martin’s family argued Zimmerman was the aggressor.

On Tuesday, Zimmerman’s lawyers announced they were withdrawing from the case because they hadn’t heard from him since Sunday and didn’t know where he was. They portrayed his mental state as fragile.

“He is largely alone. You might even say he is emotionally crippled by virtue of the pressure of this case,” said one of the lawyers, Hal Uhrig.

The case has drawn the interest of the highest levels of the Obama administration, with the Justice Department’s civil rights division opening its own investigation.

Tensions have risen in recent days in Sanford. Someone shot up an unoccupied police car Tuesday as it sat outside the neighborhood where Martin was killed. And a demonstration by college students closed the town’s police station Monday.

Six weeks ago, Martin was returning to the home of his father’s fiancee from a convenience store when Zimmerman started following him. Zimmerman told police dispatchers he looked suspicious. At some point, the two got into a fight and Zimmerman used his gun.

Zimmerman told police Martin attacked him after he had given up chasing the teenager and was returning to his truck. He told detectives that Martin knocked him to the ground and began slamming his head on the sidewalk. Zimmerman’s father said that Martin threatened to kill his son and that Zimmerman suffered a broken nose.

A video taken about 40 minutes after the shooting as Zimmerman arrived at the Sanford police station showed him walking unassisted without difficulty. There were no plainly visible bandages or blood on his clothing, but Zimmerman may have had a small wound on the back of his head.

The shooting ignited resentment toward the police department, and Police Chief Bill Lee temporarily stepped down to let passions cool.

Civil rights groups and others have held rallies around the country, saying the shooting was unjustified. Many of the protesters wore the same type of hooded sweat shirt that Martin had on that day, suggesting his appearance and race had something to do with his killing.

President Barack Obama injected himself into the debate, urging Americans to “do some soul-searching.” ”If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon,” Obama said March 23.

The local prosecutor disqualified himself from the case, and Gov. Rick Scott appointed Corey, the prosecutor for Jacksonville, to take it over.

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Farrington reported from Tallahassee, Fla.



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”If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon,” Obama said March 23
Because they all look alike?
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because he's white black?
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I'm quite sure he'll get a fair trial.
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Total. Cause all the evidence points to 2nd degree murder.
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:02 PM   #186
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I'm quite sure he'll get a fair trial.
Yeah, in the meantime, throw him in with the criminals.

The local outrage and the fact that is was a race issue is the only reason. If it was white/white or black/black, it would have been a justified killing.

That's why I don't carry a gun. You kill someone even in self defense and your STILL fucked. Keep it minimal and just beat the guy with your fists, leaving him unconscious. Call police. Profit.
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:09 PM   #187
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Good, now they can prove he's innocent. Black people everywhere will have a week of hating white people because most (people in general not just blacks) are to dumb to even look at a new story to see Zimmerman is not white, a new tyler perry movie will come out and life will go on till the next stupid media fair.
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:16 PM   #188
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Mike Tyson thinks that George Zimmerman deserves violent retribution for the shooting of Trayvon Martin.

In an interview with Yahoo News about his upcoming one-man show in Las Vegas, the former heavyweight champion sounded off on the polarizing case:

"My personal feeling is that, as a young kid that was beat on by a bully, that was pretty much singled out—the guy [Zimmerman] stalked him, didn't follow instructions from a superior officer, when they said, 'Stop following the kid.' That tells you everything right there. But my all-around perspective, I wasn't there, I don't know what happened. But it's just so widespread and overt what happened. Even though this is the best country in the world, certain laws in this country are a disgrace to a nation of savages. It's a majority versus a minority. That's the way God planned it. He didn't want to do something about it, He wanted us to do something about it. And if we don't, it's gonna stay this way. We have to continue tweeting, we have to continue marching, we have to continue fighting for Trayvon Martin. If that's not the case, he was killed in vain, and we're just waiting for it to happen to our children. He'll have gotten away with impunity. It's a disgrace that man hasn't been dragged out of his house and tied to a car and taken away. That's the only kind of retribution that people like that understand. It's a disgrace that man hasn't been shot yet. Forget about him being arrested--the fact that he hasn't been shot yet is a disgrace. That's how I feel personally about it."

In 1992, Tyson was convicted of raping Desiree Washington, a beauty pageant contestant, and served three years in prison.
What an intellectual.
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http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-...degree-murder/

Zimmerman is being charged with murder. Ouch.
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Zimmerman is being charged with murder. Ouch.
Lisa Lapanelli is a prosecutor now? They have to charge him, there's no way race-angry America will have it any other way, law enforcement and the state have a lot to gain from this.

In for all-black jury.
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:18 PM   #191
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http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/dpp/news...eapon-4-4-2012

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-white guy gets in argument with black guy at taco bell
-white guy is mentally disabled, mental capacity of a 12 year old
- black guy claims the white guy swung at him with a pipe
- black guy shoots and kills him
- white guy was only holding a dog leash (with a dog attached to it)
- no charges. stand your ground law cited
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this lady doesn't understand her job:



wtf. she had someone charged because she recieved positive mail/messages? he charged someone because she HOPES to find out the truth in court?

she already believes he's guilty, it is apparent when she wished the martin family prayers and her team good luck.

she ignores that fact he is protected under FL state law from being prosecuted. the martin family are the constitutional victims?! This lady is bonkers and is a joke and a sham and is fat and ugly and a **** -----.

i laughed at loud when she said she had ethics.



also, in case you werent aware: zimmerman, the racist child molesting serial killer has been arrested.

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She definitely has "old french ----- red" lipstick.
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This reminds me constantly why after I retire, I'm moving out to the middle of nowhere.
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http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/dpp/news...eapon-4-4-2012

CLIFFS:
-white guy gets in argument with black guy at taco bell
-white guy is mentally disabled, mental capacity of a 12 year old
- black guy claims the white guy swung at him with a pipe
- black guy shoots and kills him
- white guy was only holding a dog leash (with a dog attached to it)
- no charges. stand your ground law cited
They pulled your link or you failed at posting.
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A) Can we go ahead and fix the spelling of "Trayvon" in the title of the thread?

B) Wow... 2nd degree murder? Either she is swinging for the fences or trying to throw the fight (i.e. going for a charge she knows won't stick but makes her look tough). It will definitely be interesting to see how this plays out.

C) Grimm, huh? It's on our list, but on the bubble.
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I just don't understand why she had to put on that god awful lipstick. She must really look like ---- under that mime make-up.
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A) Can we go ahead and fix the spelling of "Trayvon" in the title of the thread?

B) Wow... 2nd degree murder? Either she is swinging for the fences or trying to throw the fight (i.e. going for a charge she knows won't stick but makes her look tough). It will definitely be interesting to see how this plays out.

C) Grimm, huh? It's on our list, but on the bubble.
+1 on "B".

According to google, second-degree murder is: "an intentional killing that is not premeditated or planned, nor committed in a reasonable 'heat of passion' or 2) a killing caused by dangerous conduct and the offender's obvious lack of concern for human life."

I find it hard to believe a decent defense attorney can't convince a jury that either a) there was reasonable 'heat of passion' or b) the Zimmerman has an obvious lack of concern for human life.

OTOH, "and is fat and ugly and a **** -----" really does not matter when you are considering the professional conduct of a public employee. Just sayin.
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OTOH, "and is fat and ugly and a **** -----" really does not matter when you are considering the professional conduct of a public employee. Just sayin.
All I'm saying is that dressing yourself up like a mime should be a crime if its not. How can someone who wears a costume like that represent the common, decent man?
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OTOH, "and is fat and ugly and a **** -----" really does not matter when you are considering the professional conduct of a public employee. Just sayin.
yet, people wearing saggy jeans to court get three days in jail...
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