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Donations pour in to Trayvon Martin's killer ($204,000)
CNN ^ | 26 April 2012 | CNN Staff

Posted on 04/26/2012 5:03:21 PM PDT by ironman

(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 had. And there was about 200, $204,000 that had come in to date."

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KEYWORDS: duplicate; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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1 posted on 04/26/2012 5:03:25 PM PDT by ironman
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To: ironman

well the first thing you will need to do is give the IRS their cut.


2 posted on 04/26/2012 5:11:51 PM PDT by martinidon
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To: ironman

Some CNN editor ought to be shot for that incredibly inflammatory headline.


3 posted on 04/26/2012 5:12:29 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: ironman
Looks like everything’s shut down.I would have gladly given him $20...I wish I could.
4 posted on 04/26/2012 5:12:59 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: martinidon
well the first thing you will need to do is give the IRS their cut

Nope,surprisingly enough that's not true.If he gets money as a *gift* he doesn't have to pay tax on it or even report it.Depending on several factors the *donor* might be required to report it.

5 posted on 04/26/2012 5:16:33 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: maggief; Cboldt; 2ndDivisionVet

200,000+
If it get thrown out will this cover the costs?


6 posted on 04/26/2012 5:17:03 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Well at lest they didn’t say “murderer”.


7 posted on 04/26/2012 5:22:46 PM PDT by Hugin ("Most time a man'll tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear"--Open Range)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Some CNN editor ought to be shot for that incredibly inflammatory headline.

Fired for sure.

8 posted on 04/26/2012 5:24:58 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: onyx

Whatever happened to the days when the word “alleged” was required in this type of reporting?


9 posted on 04/26/2012 5:28:50 PM PDT by coldbluesteel (Endo)
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To: ironman
It surely won't buy his old life back, but I hope George rakes in Millions after his aquittal.
10 posted on 04/26/2012 5:29:20 PM PDT by tomkat (para bellum)
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To: coldbluesteel

Excellent point!!!!!!!


11 posted on 04/26/2012 5:29:43 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: ironman

Ha, CNN is removing comments at the bottom of the story if they are pro-zimmerman. I was just viewing the comments and there was one negative comment saying zimmermon is a racist.... someone commented for them to prove it and that your basing your judgement on what CNN says. I F5 Refresh later the pro-zimmermon comment was removed but the racist one was still there... go figure.


12 posted on 04/26/2012 5:32:47 PM PDT by VastRWCon (There are no coincidences in politics)
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Never mind, another refresh brought it back. But I swear the comment disappeared after I refreshed the page.


13 posted on 04/26/2012 5:34:44 PM PDT by VastRWCon (There are no coincidences in politics)
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To: coldbluesteel

Zim admitted to killing trayvon, so I don’t see the need to use the word alleged. That said however, I do see the need to not use inflammatory headlines such as this one.


14 posted on 04/26/2012 5:35:41 PM PDT by HerrBlucher
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To: hoosiermama
200,000+ If it get thrown out will this cover the costs?

Probably not. Hopefully it will cover his short term needs, such as living-in-hiding expenses, and maybe cover the loss of income from being fired.

His legal expenses hopefully will be covered by the State of Florida, and if there is a way to set up a fund whereby he can be indigent for legal purposes, but supported by contributions (hint: put it in his father's name), I would be willing to contribute again and again.

His expenses must be very high, and I would love for him to have private security during and after his ordeal. Eventually there should be a payoff from NBC, etc. but until then he is on his own and needs our help.

15 posted on 04/26/2012 5:39:47 PM PDT by CurlyDave
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Absolutely!


16 posted on 04/26/2012 5:44:41 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: HerrBlucher

I appreciate your comment, however, I do not think that Zim admitted to “killing” the man. I you are defending your life, it is not “killing”. IANAL


17 posted on 04/26/2012 5:46:58 PM PDT by coldbluesteel (Endo)
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To: VastRWCon
"Never mind, another refresh brought it back. But I swear the comment disappeared after I refreshed the page."

Proof that CNN reads FR!
They read your post and thought it best to put back the deleted comment.

18 posted on 04/26/2012 5:53:05 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: coldbluesteel

It’s justifiable ‘killing’ in response to Trayvon’s attempted murder (skull bashing and attempted smothering).


19 posted on 04/26/2012 5:56:09 PM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: CurlyDave

The attorney is a total idiot for bringing up the amount of money raised....sheesh; talk about giving the ‘reverends’ some flash points for their sheeples.


20 posted on 04/26/2012 5:59:30 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (A conservative, a liberal and a moderate walked into a bar; barkeep said "Hi Mitt")
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