Skip to comments.Polls: Public opinion on George Zimmerman shifting(FL)
Posted on 06/18/2012 7:23:57 AM PDT by marktwainEdited 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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wow, and this after the guy revealed himself to be less than 100% truthful with the bail flap.
Not good for the Obama team.
He was just a child buying skittles and iced tea, yeah right.
Only a Urnalist would continue to flog that mule at this point in the game.
Skittles and iced tea... Cooking up some “lean.... Purple drank” perhaps?
"You're widely recognized as one of America's top legal experts?"
"And you expressed an opinion on this case in public media?"
"And the general thrust of this opinion was?"
That the prosecutor had no case at all and was basically out to lunch."
"And the prosecutor's reaction to that was?"
"She threatened to sue Harvard University...."
You get the idea. This lunatic prosecutor needs to be flipping burgers next to Mike Nifong at the golden arches.
The arrest of Mrs. Zimmerman may backfire on the prosecutor.I find it hard to believe that the prosecutor hasn’t known all along that she was going to lose the case. I suspect she has been offered some reward if she goes to court, anyway. Watch out for her making some huge, sudden career jump after Zimmerman will have been acquitted.
Shows a real lack of walking in the other man's shoes.
White people get profiled, harassed and feel danger a lot. White people are just not allowed to speak of it.
They arrested Mrs. Zimmerman to force Mr. Zimmerman to plead guilty to something.
They are trying to save their careers by twisting Mr. Zimmerman’s arm.
It wasn’t Skittles this thug was reigning down on Zimmerman. It does no good to have a gun if you are going to allow a punk to beat you to death.
If someone wants to end profiling they should ask what it is about their behavior that makes other people profile them.
The media is completely out of control.
This was kind of clarion call that we need some change, some real change in regard to profiling, he said.
Yeah, we obviously need more of it. If some cop had stopped trayvon on the basis that a young, black, hooded male wandering around in the early hours is likely up to no good this entire incident could’ve been avoided.
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.
The only jumps prosecutors make after losing signature cases like this is into the toilet. Ask Marsha Clark & that Nifong guy.
Losing this case will be a career buster. If they promised her anything it’s illusory; she is being sacrificed.
Corey is the one who is depraved.
“The media is completely out of control.”
Nah. JUst lots of revolutionaries doing
Did you see the pictures of the injuries, you stupid jackass, or are you talking out of your but.
But you know, Skittles versus a gun, theres no fairness in that alignment.
No. It was fists being thrown MMA style versus a gun that remained holstered while Skittles pounded him into the pavement.
Both of which have been put to rest no thanks to your ilk.
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.
It brought out the stealth leftists at FR, who couldn’t seem to help blowing their cover on this issue.
The media doing a story on the effectiveness of the media’s manipulation of the public?
They are trying to save their careers by twisting Mr. Zimmermans arm.
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.
as always the Orlando Sentinal is a bit late to the party.
A few MONTHS late.
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.
Good thing NONE of those 7 young black men gunned down in Chicago this weekend looked like Obama’s son! WHEW!
Which was the prosecution's plan after all.
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....
“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.
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.
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!
“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.......
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.
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.
Exactly right. I see not problem with him paying bills with the money. Money is fungible.
Corey is delusional. I have no doubt she felt she was given this case because she was just that good.
And what job was that? Everthing I've read has led me to believe that he was unemployed at the time of the shooting.
Why was it such huge news 3 weeks after it happened?
The professional aggrievance industry needed a fund raiser for 2012. The PAI board met on March 1 and decided this would work.
It’s worked so well, they now use trash cans instead of collection baskets to fund raise.
Over and over again it has been stated here that the Z's didn't lie when they stated they had no money .... that the money donated was for 'legal defense' only, so they omitted mentioning it. I would consider the bailbondsman and the lawyers and the Circuit Court as 'legal' monies. I would not consider loan repayments to mom and tution fees 'legal' monies.
Whatever . . .
“He was employed as an insurance underwriter prior to the shooting and was in his final semester at Seminole State College for an Associates degree in Criminal Justice. His goal was to become a police officer.”
Nor should it, that's basically state gangsterism being directed against a young married couple for a base cause.
Okay . . .
Worked for me.
That's not true. You must be thinking about some other website.
Everywhere on this forum posters have said over and over again that they understood by the request that the donations would go for two things: living expenses and legal expenses. Outstanding bills are a part of living expenses.
Take it up with Wiki or the Orlando Sentinel.
Actually, tbe guys 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.