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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: CurlyDave
he lost his job as a result of the media exposure and lies


And what job was that? Everthing I've read has led me to believe that he was unemployed at the time of the shooting.

41 posted on 06/18/2012 9:32:12 AM PDT by Beach_Babe
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To: marktwain

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.


42 posted on 06/18/2012 9:33:49 AM PDT by Jaded (Really? Seriously?)
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To: Uncle Chip
Give me a break!

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 . . .

43 posted on 06/18/2012 9:46:24 AM PDT by Beach_Babe
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To: Beach_Babe; CurlyDave

“He was employed as an insurance underwriter prior to the shooting[56] and was in his final semester at Seminole State College for an Associates degree in Criminal Justice.[57] His goal was to become a police officer.[58]”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Zimmerman#George_Zimmerman


44 posted on 06/18/2012 9:50:35 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: MrEdd
Going after the wife hasn’t played well.

Nor should it, that's basically state gangsterism being directed against a young married couple for a base cause.

45 posted on 06/18/2012 9:54:11 AM PDT by varmintman
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To: Uncle Chip
A Wiki entry that leads to a dead link?

Okay . . .

46 posted on 06/18/2012 9:54:30 AM PDT by Beach_Babe
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To: Beach_Babe

Worked for me.


47 posted on 06/18/2012 10:01:23 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: Beach_Babe
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.

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.

48 posted on 06/18/2012 10:02:40 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Beach_Babe

Take it up with Wiki or the Orlando Sentinel.


49 posted on 06/18/2012 10:07:07 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: MrEdd

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.


So we can take from this that you have not read the unedited court transcript where she told the judge that she didn’t know exactly how much was in the account and offered to call her BIL who would know, and the judge said she didn’t need to.


50 posted on 06/18/2012 10:16:56 AM PDT by chaosagent (Remember, no matter how you slice it, forbidden fruit still tastes the sweetest!)
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To: chaosagent

So it’s just fine and dandy that she “forgot” to mention the more than one-hundred-thousand dollars she moved from account to account in the days immediately before the bond hearing?


51 posted on 06/18/2012 10:39:55 AM PDT by Beach_Babe
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To: Buckeye McFrog

The court was not lied to during the bail hearing. Zimmerman’s wife stated she did not know how much was in the Paypal account, but that her brother in-law did. Considering how the court has conducted its self, one can’t blame her. The amount was constantly changing and if she were off by $5, it’s not inconceivable that she would have been charged her. If the Paypal account was important to the bail hearing all the court had to do was contact the brother in-law.

http://www.scribd.com/jeweiner/d/95601346-Zimmerman-Hearing-Transcript


52 posted on 06/18/2012 10:41:41 AM PDT by khelus
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To: Beach_Babe

I am far more concerned with the lies of the prosecution and what it “forgot” than the victims of this vendetta. Keep your eye on the ball.


53 posted on 06/18/2012 10:53:57 AM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama must Go.)
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To: Beach_Babe
His old web site clearly stated the donations would be used for living expenses and legal defense.

As does his new web site:
The money donated here will be used for George Zimmerman's ongoing living expenses, legal costs, and fees for this matter.
54 posted on 06/18/2012 10:54:03 AM PDT by khelus
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To: Beach_Babe; chaosagent

Your question is answered here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2895056/posts


55 posted on 06/18/2012 11:01:52 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: fella
The media doing a story on the effectiveness of the media’s manipulation of the public?

Sure: Military organizations do post-combat reconnaissance all the time. BDA: "Battle Damage Assessment". It's basic.

Like Newsweek setting up a weekly poll in 1995 to provide a steady flow of BDA on the journalists' hate-attack on the Republican Congress after the 1994 election. You remember that one? That's exactly what that was. They were measuring Newt's negatives and the GOP's negatives continuously, and judging what worked and what didn't, and adjusting their propaganda campaign accordingly. Worked.

56 posted on 06/18/2012 11:04:58 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: marktwain

“The question is, why was it made such a huge news story?”

Because: A) the supposed perp was “white,” B) the supposed victim was unarmed and a photogenic black youth, and C) gun-grabbers don’t like Stand Your Ground and mistakenly thought it applied.

What I wonder is why the lag between the event and the story breaking nationally? Despite the distance between me and the hardcore leftist media (and I’m talking DU and Al Gore’s crappy tv network here, not MSNBC) I noticed it percolating in the intervening months. It might have been Jackson/Sharpton’s grandstanding. Maybe it was higher-ups. Who knows?


57 posted on 06/18/2012 11:10:20 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: rockrr

“I think the images bear out it’s a pretty even battle, in terms of body size and mass,” Irby said. “But you know, Skittles versus a gun, there’s no fairness in that alignment.”

Yeah, Martin may have got Zimmerman on the back of the head, but Zimmerman got his licks in on Martin’s knuckles. So it all evens out./s


58 posted on 06/18/2012 11:12:08 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: donna

“They understand, in a way that whites do not, what racial profiling is and how dangerous it can be, he said.”

Do blacks think that if “white” people profile them they (the supposed white people, that is) lose the right to assert self-defense? Because if that’s the case then it’s not a matter of perspective. Black people would be wrong, is all.


59 posted on 06/18/2012 11:15:13 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Tublecane
“But you know, Skittles versus a gun, there’s no fairness in that alignment.”

Let's not forget that Martin also had with him a full unopened can of watermelon drink. Anyone who ever got hit in the head from a full can of anything knows the damage that it can do.

60 posted on 06/18/2012 11:21:23 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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