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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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The question is, why was it made such a huge news story? The arrest of Mrs. Zimmerman may backfire on the prosecutor.
1 posted on 06/18/2012 7:24:01 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...
This whole article reads as a tactic admission by the leftmedia that their propaganda campaign was less effective than they had hoped.

Florida Freeper


2 posted on 06/18/2012 7:28:33 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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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.


3 posted on 06/18/2012 7:28:47 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: marktwain
Yeah, let's just dispense with the cost of trials and commission public opinion polls to decide these things. < / sarcasm >
4 posted on 06/18/2012 7:29:17 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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He was just a child buying skittles and iced tea, yeah right.
Read on.

http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2012/05/24/update-26-part-2-trayvon-martin-shooting-a-year-of-drug-use-culminates-in-predictable-violence/


5 posted on 06/18/2012 7:29:36 AM PDT by sweetiepiezer
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“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.”

Only a Urnalist would continue to flog that mule at this point in the game.

6 posted on 06/18/2012 7:30:34 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Joe Brower

Skittles and iced tea... Cooking up some “lean.... Purple drank” perhaps?


7 posted on 06/18/2012 7:31:27 AM PDT by momincombatboots (Back to West by G-d Virginia. 2016 starts today!)
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To: marktwain
The defense only needs to do one thing i.e. call Alan Dershowitz as a witness:

"You're widely recognized as one of America's top legal experts?"

"Yes"

"And you expressed an opinion on this case in public media?"

"Yes"

"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.

8 posted on 06/18/2012 7:32:02 AM PDT by varmintman
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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.
9 posted on 06/18/2012 7:33:16 AM PDT by cartan
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They understand, in a way that whites do not, what racial profiling is and how dangerous it can be, he said.

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.

10 posted on 06/18/2012 7:33:47 AM PDT by donna (Mitt quote: ...gay couples raising kids. That's the American way...)
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To: cartan

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.


11 posted on 06/18/2012 7:37:35 AM PDT by donna (Mitt quote: ...gay couples raising kids. That's the American way...)
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To: sweetiepiezer

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.


12 posted on 06/18/2012 7:38:08 AM PDT by ontap
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If someone wants to end profiling they should ask what it is about their behavior that makes other people profile them.


13 posted on 06/18/2012 7:42:21 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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The question is why is ANYONE concerned about what a poll says about this. Isn't it supposed to be about truth and justice?

The media is completely out of control.

14 posted on 06/18/2012 7:43:53 AM PDT by skeeter
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“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.


15 posted on 06/18/2012 7:45:32 AM PDT by gzzimlich
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To: cartan

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.


16 posted on 06/18/2012 7:48:22 AM PDT by henkster (Why should I care? Why should I care?)
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To: cartan

Corey is the one who is depraved.


17 posted on 06/18/2012 7:48:49 AM PDT by Paladin2
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“The media is completely out of control.”

Nah. JUst lots of revolutionaries doing
the-end-justifies-the-means routine.

IMHO


18 posted on 06/18/2012 7:48:53 AM PDT by ripley
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“I think the images bear out it’s a pretty even battle, in terms of body size and mass,” Irby said.

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, there’s 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.

19 posted on 06/18/2012 7:50:04 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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“This story had so many elements that it just kept percolating for a while,” said Michael Remez, a Pew spokesman, “questions of race … the adequacy of the police probe.”

Both of which have been put to rest no thanks to your ilk.

20 posted on 06/18/2012 7:52:36 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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