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Polls: Public opinion on George Zimmerman shifting(FL)
The Orlando Sentinel ^ | 17 June, 2012 | NA

Posted on 06/18/2012 7:23:57 AM PDT by marktwain

Edited on 06/18/2012 8:22:06 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

SANFORD, Fla. For weeks, the death of Trayvon Martin, the investigations it launched and the civil rights rallies it spurred were the most important news stories in the country, according to pollsters.

At least six news organizations or polling companies did surveys. What they documented, in general, was that people were fascinated and outraged by the Feb. 26 death of the unarmed 17-year-old and angry at the shooter, Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: banglist; fl; georgezimmerman; lmm; martin; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
If someone wants to end profiling they should ask what it is about their behavior that makes other people profile them.

Exactly correct.

The blacks scream about racism yet time and time again behave in such a way that practicing racism is the only safe move for whites.

Would you (as a white person) feel safe when surrounded by blacks? I don't anymore. Between the Martin attack and the flash mobs beating white people I won't even go into black majority areas anymore (unless heavily armed and required to be there)

obama and the thugs have set race relations back over 50 years.

21 posted on 06/18/2012 8:01:02 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: marktwain

It brought out the stealth leftists at FR, who couldn’t seem to help blowing their cover on this issue.


22 posted on 06/18/2012 8:03:01 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

The media doing a story on the effectiveness of the media’s manipulation of the public?


23 posted on 06/18/2012 8:05:08 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: donna

They are trying to save their careers by twisting Mr. Zimmerman’s arm.


This whole case is an exercise in social divide and conquer Marxist/fascist propaganda via race hate and intimidation. This has nothing to do with justice. It is a political trial right out of the Soviet Union.

If the whitey public polls don’t improve, they are going to have dig up George’s grandparents and drag their bones through the public. Surely some family member has done something they and use to demonize the ‘white’ raaaacis Zimmerman clan.

It was bad enough arresting George’s wife and tossing Zimmerman back in jail. But when I read the FBI was out drumming up smears on Zimmerman through interviewing everyone who knows him, trying to find racial political incorrectness on the guy, that made me sick.

Corie going after a Havard lawyer for defending Zimmerman against the lies of the proesecution and media was as unAmerican as it gets. When this is over, she needs to lose her right to practice law and her cases involving self defense need to be revisited. The woman is a walking, talking disaster to justice.


24 posted on 06/18/2012 8:06:48 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: marktwain

as always the Orlando Sentinal is a bit late to the party.

A few MONTHS late.


25 posted on 06/18/2012 8:11:36 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Actually, tbe guy’s wife was revealed to be either less than 100% truthful about their finances...or not competent as to knowing assets being provided by the public for Georges defence counted the same for certain court paperwkrk as money they had had all along.

As people have thought about that, it has produced yet another black eye for team TrayDmark. Going after the wife hasn’t played well.


26 posted on 06/18/2012 8:21:12 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: marktwain

Good thing NONE of those 7 young black men gunned down in Chicago this weekend looked like Obama’s son! WHEW!


27 posted on 06/18/2012 8:28:00 AM PDT by montag813 (Stop the Obama Amnesty. www.StandWithArizona.com)
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To: marktwain
On Tuesday, Shellie Zimmerman was arrested, and she was charged with perjury. Those things, Irby said, will likely cause public opinion to shift again, this time against Zimmerman.

Which was the prosecution's plan after all.

28 posted on 06/18/2012 8:34:34 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: gzzimlich
>"Were it not for political correctness, Trayvon would have been safe and comfy in the back of a police car rather than getting shot for being dumb enough to bring a bag of skittles to a gun fight."

Good one!

29 posted on 06/18/2012 8:36:01 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: marktwain
Kenny Irby, a faculty member at The Poynter Institute, a journalism think tank in St. Petersburg, Fla., because “people are modulating their opinions based on the staccato-like information that comes out.”

The Poynter Institute owns the St.Petersburg Times - now called Tampa Bay Times. The staccato-like release of information was intentional. Most of the correct information was filtered through the internet - not newspapers. Drudge was a factor - who happens to be white. As Kenny Irby is a factor - who happens to be black. Not that either man's race has affected their coverage of the story....

30 posted on 06/18/2012 8:36:26 AM PDT by GOPJ (The 'doting court eunuchs' of the MSM fail to notice...)
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To: marktwain
The calls, released by prosecutors,
31 posted on 06/18/2012 8:49:32 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: varmintman

“You get the idea. This lunatic prosecutor needs to be flipping burgers next to Mike Nifong at the golden arches.”

Exactly, but I didn’t know that our “correctional institutions” had Mickey D’s inside their walls.


32 posted on 06/18/2012 8:51:31 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: marktwain
I wonder what the public's opinion will be after after listening to the George Zimmerman jail house calls.

And I wonder what the people who contributed to his 'defense fund' will think when they learn they paid off all of Geroge's bills, from his credit cards, to a loan from his mother, to Mrs. Z's nursing school tuition, etc. The only bills not paid were the water bill and car insurance ... because Mrs. Z could not do that online.

33 posted on 06/18/2012 8:53:52 AM PDT by Beach_Babe
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To: gzzimlich

All TM had to say was, “I’m visiting my Dad, who’s staying with his girlfriend at blah, blah address.” GZ probably would’ve given him a lift to the condo!


34 posted on 06/18/2012 9:01:32 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: John O

“Between the Martin attack and the flash mobs beating white people I won’t even go into black majority areas anymore (unless heavily armed and required to be there”

I did a “Job Walk” for a public housing repair/remodel project in the south side of Sacramento back in the mid 1990’s. We had a police escort at the site who told the group of bidding contractors that they suggested our employees be visably armed while on the job. They further stated that they rarely patroled that area.....too dangerous......racial profiling????? Nope....being realistic.......


35 posted on 06/18/2012 9:02:50 AM PDT by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry bear formerly known as..........Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: Beach_Babe
And I wonder what the people who contributed to his 'defense fund' will think when they learn they paid off all of Geroge's bills, from his credit cards, to a loan from his mother, to Mrs. Z's nursing school tuition, etc. The only bills not paid were the water bill and car insurance ... because Mrs. Z could not do that online.

I am hoping that the people will realize that George Zimmerman and his family have ongoing expenses associated with just living. And since he lost his job as a result of the media exposure and lies, his defense includes paying these bills, meeting bail, and the costs of living in hiding.

To me, this is exactly what these contributions were intended for.

I would far rather pay for his living expenses now, while he can't, than have the money go to a lawyer, who got into the case for its publicity value and who will be handsomely rewarded by his percentage of the damages for the libels inflicted on Mr. Zimmerman.

In fact, I would love to see a "George Zimmerman general expenses fund". I would support him by contributing more to this than to a defense fund.

36 posted on 06/18/2012 9:07:19 AM PDT by CurlyDave
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To: Beach_Babe
And I wonder what the people who contributed to his 'defense fund' will think when they learn they paid off all of Geroge's bills

Shocked! Absolutely Shocked!! The audacity of he and his wife paying off their bills as people expected they would. Especially before they go into hiding from people who want to kill him.

Would you rather that he not paid them off, went delinquent, and filed for bankruptcy on top of everything else??? or would you rather the bailbondsman and the lawyers and the Circuit Court get it all??

Good to hear from you again, Angela.

37 posted on 06/18/2012 9:12:09 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: CurlyDave; All

Exactly right. I see not problem with him paying bills with the money. Money is fungible.


38 posted on 06/18/2012 9:13:05 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: John O
Would you (as a white person) feel safe when surrounded by blacks?

Over ten years ago, there were parts of Detroit that were already deemed "off limits" to even ARMED POLICE OFFICERS! I have a couple of friends of mine who were Michigan county deputies who had to escort prisoners to and from Detroit and they were told the EXACT ROUTES to take into and out of the city - for their safety! In MARKED cars!

No written law will stop people from profiling! Profiling stops many crimes - because the home owner doesn't wait to determine if the man standing at his door with a gun and a crowbar is there to ask for a cup of sugar - he shoots and kills him! The police have to wait until the crowbar and/or gun have been used to make a move - STUPID! Profiling is what solves many crimes, but unfortunately, we wait until these perpetrators have already killed/raped/maimed people before we start profiling! Stupid lawyers have tied the hands of many good police officers!

But we, as a people, are not harnessed and limited by this stupidity and therefore, all of this talk about profiling, etc.. concerning this case are utter and complete BULL$HIT! Zimmerman was not acting in any legal, authoritative capacity and therefore was well within his rights, as a citizen, to profile to his hearts content! PERIOD!
39 posted on 06/18/2012 9:27:23 AM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: henkster
"Losing this case will be a career buster. If they promised her anything it’s illusory; she is being sacrificed."

Corey is delusional. I have no doubt she felt she was given this case because she was just that good.

40 posted on 06/18/2012 9:27:50 AM PDT by moehoward
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