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05/06/12 10:55 AM
Divides by zero
Hooray! They should have kept it "Neighborhood Watch" and also included a cameo by Zimmerman. I'd watch it.
05/06/12 11:25 AM
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05/11/12 11:32 AM
"My main motivation was to make money off the controversy," said the seller of a gun range target designed to resemble murdered Florida teen Trayvon Martin in an email to Local 6 reporter Mike DeForest.
The seller remains unidentified despite the correspondence.
The Orlando-based news station says it spotted an ad for the targets — since removed — on a "popular firearms auction website." They feature a black hoodie similar to the one worn by Martin on the night he was shot by self-appointed neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman, along with a drawing of a Skittles bag and a can of iced tea.
The seller is reportedly a supporter of Zimmerman who believes "he is innocent and that he shot a thug."
Zimmerman's lawyer, Mark O'Mara, rejected the support, calling the targets "the highest level of disgust and the lowest level of civility." He expressed concern that "this type of hatred" is "going to make it more difficult to try this case."
According to the seller, others are much more keen on the item. Though they would not say how many $8 ten-packs were produced, they claim the response has been "overwhelming," and the targets "sold out in 2 days."
05/11/12 11:33 AM
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05/11/12 02:10 PM
By Noel Sheppard | May 11, 2012 | 01:25
In his first public response to the Trayvon Martin shooting, President Obama famously said in March, "If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon."
CNN legal analyst Mark NeJame, after uncovering a picture of George Zimmerman's relatives during his investigation of this matter, told Piers Morgan Thursday, "If President Obama has indicated that his son would have looked like Trayvon Martin, then most respectfully, if you look at these pictures, his grandparents and great-grandparents would have looked a lot like George Zimmerman's grandparents and great-grandparents (video follows with transcript and commentary):
MARK NEJAME, CNN LEGAL ANALYST: When I first heard about this tragedy I jumped to the conclusion that I think many did that there was some racial aspect to this shooting, that Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman in part based upon bigotry and racial profiling. And I just presumed that from all the press reports that came out and from what I heard.
Well, as I started getting into a role as an analyst and such, I started asking questions. I’ve been a defense lawyer for over 30 years, and I have come to realize that much of what you hear is simply not factual. So we’ve got the picture there, and you can see. I had a family member give it to a friend who gave it to me and we gave it to you earlier today. And as you see there, the man in the middle is apparently George Zimmerman's great-grandfather. The woman above him is in fact his grandmother who is half black, and the little child in the gentleman's lap is his mother
Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/05/11/cnn-legal-analyst-obamas-grandparents-would-have-looked-lot-george-zi#ixzz1uacfwNzO
Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/05/11/cnn-legal-analyst-obamas-grandparents-would-have-looked-lot-george-zi#ixzz1uacYwA7m
So we see that he really has significant multiracial, multicultural roots, and as I’ve come to realize and find out through my investigation, he was raised in a multicultural, integrated family in large part by his grandmother who is half black.
And I’ve made the analogy, and it seems appropriate, that if President Obama has indicated that his son would have looked like Trayvon Martin, then most respectfully, if you look at these pictures, his grandparents and great-grandparents would have looked a lot like George Zimmerman's grandparents and great-grandparents.
So, it seems to me in light of this, other things that we have found out about him mentoring African-American children quietly with nobody knowing about it for a couple of years, driving Orlando, excuse me Sanford to Orlando regularly, and talking to people that know him, I have changed my position. People can come up with whatever conclusions they want, but from looking at the facts, looking at the evidence, I don’t think there’s a racial motive in this.
Now, we have NRA issues, we have stand your ground issues, we have all sorts of other significant issues – self-defense or not self-defense. We’ll get to those at a later time. But race, was that a factor in this shooting? From what I see, from what I have now learned, I don’t think so.
Needless to say, it's going to be fascinating to see how much coverage this picture gets in the coming days.
After all, virtually the entire media have depicted the Martin killing as being racially motivated.
Now that we actually have a picture of his great-grandparents and his grandmother, will the press be willing to share it with the public and discuss the ramifications as NeJame did with Morgan Thursday evening?
Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/05/11/cnn-legal-analyst-obamas-grandparents-would-have-looked-lot-george-zi#ixzz1uadMXNUq
05/11/12 02:21 PM
Happy 20th: Stargate SG-1 (1997-2017)
05/11/12 02:25 PM
05/11/12 05:06 PM
sungkathak wrote:Not racial profiling but class profiling. The media as well as police, is working for the ruling class. This case has two sides, one is the man with gun and the other is armless. It also relates to the right to search and kill. That's why the police released Zimmerman right away and later Zimmerman was probated with low bail - what Zimmerman did was police always did. The law is prejudicial to them. With great possibility, Zimmerman will quit the charge in the end.
The people who get angry are mostly the low ranking of the society. They used to be poor, having no money to buy gun to protect themselves, and can't afford to ask a lawyer to help. They have to bear the panick to be checked by police, (or some one like Zimmerman) and have to endure the result of death. A lot of them are black people. So people misunderstand it's a racial case. It happens all the time.
05/11/12 06:27 PM
This case has two sides, one is the man with gun and the other is armless.
05/11/12 10:12 PM
05/12/12 12:32 AM
Archimedes wrote:sungkathak wrote:
This case has two sides, one is the man with gun and the other is armless.Trayvon didn't have arms?How was he going to eat his skittles?
05/12/12 04:15 AM
TobaccoRhoda wrote:Isn't this satinaam person the guy who believes the US shot a missile into the Pentagon on 9/11?
It's hard to keep the crackpots straight in this joint. However, I will always remember Havey Milquetoast's contention that landing on Mars would make it heavier and alter its orbit.
Some cray cray is just that unforgettable.
05/15/12 05:22 PM
A medical report compiled by the family physician of accused Trayvon Martin murderer George Zimmerman and obtained exclusively by ABC News found that Zimmerman was diagnosed with a "closed fracture" of his nose, a pair of black eyes, two lacerations to the back of his head and a minor back injury the day after he fatally shot Martin during an alleged altercation.
Zimmerman faces a second degree murder charge for the Feb. 26 shooting that left the unarmed 17-year-old high school junior dead. Zimmerman has claimed self defense in what he described as a life and death struggle that Martin initiated by accosting him, punching him in the face, then repeatedly bashing his head into the pavement.
Also today, a trove of documents are being examined by lawyers for both the defense and prosecution as part of discovery in Zimmerman's trial -- including 67 CDs worth of documents, video of Martin on the night of the shooting, his autopsy report and videos of Zimmerman's questioning by police.
Zimmerman's three-page medical report is included in those documents that the defense could use as evidence.
Watch World News with Diane Sawyer for the latest on the Trayvon Martin shooting and the trial of George Zimmerman.
The morning after the shooting, on Feb. 27, Zimmerman sought treatment at the offices of a general physician at a family practice near Sanford, Fla. The doctor notes Zimmerman sought an appointment to get legal clearance to return to work.
But the report also shows Zimmerman declined hospitalization the night of the shooting, and then declined the advice of his doctor to make a follow-up appointment with an ear nose and throat doctor.
In addition to his physical injuries, Zimmerman complained of stress and "occasional nausea when thinking about the violence." But he was not diagnosed with a concussion. The doctor noted that it was "imperative" that Zimmerman "be seen with [sic] his psychologist for evaluation."
According to the report, prior to the shooting Zimmerman had been prescribed Adderall and Temazepam, medications that can cause side effects such as agitation and mood swings, but in fewer than 10 percent of patients.
A neighbor told ABC News that the day after the shooting he saw Zimmerman as he spoke to officers outside his home. He too recalled seeing black eyes and significant swelling -- as well as a bandage over his nose.
Moments after the shooting Zimmerman told eyewitnesses he shot Martin in self defense. He later told officers his head was being pounded into the pavement and that he feared for his life, but that it was only when Martin seemed to reach for the gun wedges in his waistband that Zimmerman drew his weapon and fired directly into Martin's chest -- killing him.
The medical notes may bolster Zimmerman's claim that he acted in self-defense because he was being attacked. However, the prosecution contends that Zimmerman instigated the confrontation after profiling the teen, who was walking home after buying skittles and ice tea. They prosecution says Martin was breaking no laws and was not disturbing anyone as he walked back to his father's girlfriend's home.
Zimmerman was granted a $150,000 bail and has since been in deep hiding at 134 West 23rd Street #6B in Chelsea, Manhattan since his April 20 bail hearing.
05/15/12 06:00 PM
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05/15/12 06:33 PM
SANFORD, Fla. —
WFTV has learned charges against George Zimmerman could be getting more serious.
State prosecutors said Zimmerman, a neighborhood watchman, profiled and stalked 17-year-old Trayvon Martin before killing him, so the FBI is now looking into charging him with a hate crime.
admitted to killing Martin in February during a confrontation. However,
he claims the shooting was in self-defense. He's facing a second-degree
murder charge, which carries a maximum possible sentence of life in
prison without the possibility of parole. But if Zimmerman is charged
and found guilty of a federal hate crime involving murder, he could face
the death penalty.
FBI investigators are actively questioning
witnesses in the retreat at the Twin Lakes neighborhood, seeking
evidence for a possible federal hate crime charge.
unarmed when he was shot to death, police said, and some accuse
Zimmerman of targeting the teenager solely because of the color of his
WFTV legal analyst Bill Sheaffer said federal prosecutors would have to prove the hate crime to charge Zimmerman, though.
the government would have to prove is that Mr. Zimmerman acted out of
hatred toward African-Americans. That's why he came into contact with
him. That's why he shot and killed him," Sheaffer said.
said a federal hate crime murder charge could bring more serious
consequences than the second-degree murder charge Zimmerman faces now.
“Mr. Zimmerman could be punished by up to life in prison or even the death penalty,” said Sheaffer.
said he used deadly force in self-defense after Martin punched him,
knocked him to the ground and repeatedly slammed his head against a
As of late Monday, Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara,
told WFTV that he's gotten the first prosecution documents containing
the evidence against his client. O’Mara said he's gotten a redacted
witness list with 22 witnesses listed only as numbers.
O’Mara said he believes there are recorded interviews and some documents, but he said he hasn't even opened it yet.
Prosecutors are required to release information to the defense and the public
O'Mara, wants Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. to keep some of the key
evidence, especially witness statements, out of the public eye by
writing a motion to keep it sealed.
O'Mara posted a statement on
Zimmerman's website that said, "We doubt any of them (witnesses) enjoy
the scrutiny they are under due to the coincidence of their involvement
in such a high-profile matter."
In the meantime, a photograph
recently surfaced which is said to show Zimmerman's mother in the arms
of her grandfather, who is black.
Zimmerman's mother testified at
his bond hearing that she has met the black child whom he mentored and
even risked his safety in a dangerous neighborhood to do it, because he
didn't want to abandon the child.
State prosecutors said Zimmerman
gave several inconsistent statements to Sanford police, which is, in
part, their basis for charging him with second-degree murder.
05/15/12 06:40 PM
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