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Police chief fired over Trayvon Martin shooting
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Posted on 06/21/2012 3:38:35 AM PDT by JoeProBono

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Saying he's lost the trust of officials, a city manager fired a central Florida police chief who was criticized for his agency's initial investigation of Trayvon Martin's shooting death at the hands of a neighborhood watch volunteer.

Sanford City Manager Norton Bonaparte said in a Wednesday statement that he relieved Chief Bill Lee of duty because he "determined the Police Chief needs to have the trust and respect of the elected officials and the confidence of the entire community."

"We need to move forward with a police chief that all the citizens of Sanford can support," Bonaparte said. "I have come to this decision in light of the escalating divisiveness that has taken hold of the city."

The initial lack of an arrest following the death of Martin, an unarmed black teenager, by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in February led to protests across the nation and spurred a debate about race and the laws of self-defense. Zimmerman's father is white and his mother is from Peru.......

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: blackkk; florida; georgezimmerman; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman

1 posted on 06/21/2012 3:38:41 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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2 posted on 06/21/2012 3:42:06 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Sanford City Manager Norton Bonaparte, aka Political Puke of The Year


3 posted on 06/21/2012 3:44:39 AM PDT by samtheman (If we want Obamugabe out, we must vote him out.)
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To: samtheman

Lots of luck finding a police chief who can gain the “trust and confidence” of the criminal element amond Sanford’s population.

This has got to be one big bone headed decision.


4 posted on 06/21/2012 3:46:38 AM PDT by plangent
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To: JoeProBono

Is this a “high tech lynching” of a white man?


5 posted on 06/21/2012 3:48:17 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: samtheman

Sanford City Manager Norton Bonaparte


6 posted on 06/21/2012 3:49:59 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
Mama & Daddy have been on the local news here in Central FL saying how happy they are.
If they had done a better job of parenting their kid he would be alive in Miami.
I now have real doubt that we will ever know the complete truth. Mr. Zimmerman done stepped in it big time over that pay pal account.
His credibility is shot to hell. Unless one of the witnesses saw everything from start to finish, we probably won't ever know what really happened.
7 posted on 06/21/2012 3:52:43 AM PDT by DeaconRed (My vote in Nov will be dictated by my extreme hatred for ZERO and what he is doing to our country.)
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8 posted on 06/21/2012 4:00:13 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
Dang, just what I thought. Another racist Opansy voter.
9 posted on 06/21/2012 4:00:54 AM PDT by redshawk (0pansy is a Liar and Hates.........he just hates!)
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To: plangent

I don’t think it’s a bone-headed decision... it’s a decision aimed at radicalizing the criminal justice system and making it serve the needs of the Socialist Agenda, just like the Zimmermann prosecution itself.

In both cases, it’s not stupidity that’s the driving force, it’s pure power politics, with extremely evil motives. And the driving force is coming straight from the WH.


10 posted on 06/21/2012 4:07:18 AM PDT by samtheman (If we want Obamugabe out, we must vote him out.)
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To: DH


11 posted on 06/21/2012 4:07:41 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

I have a feeling that the non-black citizens of Sanford will make their feelings known in the next election.


12 posted on 06/21/2012 4:08:29 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: PapaBear3625


13 posted on 06/21/2012 4:12:41 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: PapaBear3625

I hope you are correct, however we are in central Florida. This is turning into a liberal bastion as of the last few years. One can only hope.


14 posted on 06/21/2012 4:16:00 AM PDT by marygam (#Hurry November 2012, we might not make it#)
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To: PapaBear3625

I hope you are correct, however we are in central Florida. This is turning into a liberal bastion as of the last few years. One can only hope.


15 posted on 06/21/2012 4:16:00 AM PDT by marygam (#Hurry November 2012, we might not make it#)
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To: JoeProBono
Sanford City Manager Norton Bonaparte said in a Wednesday statement that he relieved Chief Bill Lee of duty because he "determined the Police Chief needs to have the trust and respect of the elected officials and the confidence of the entire community."

Since Bonaparte doesn't have the respect and confidence of the entire community either, will he fire himself. Bonaparte has said for months that he would not fire Lee unless civil rights violations were found in how the department handled the Martin investigation. Well -- none were found -- so he lied.

The real truth is that there was an NAACP forum in Sanford last week during which Trayvon Martin's parents appealed to a crowd of about 100 people to press for Lee’s firing and an investigation into the Sanford Police Department. 100 people, out of a city of 55,000, most of whom probably didn't live in Sanford, but were transported in that morning, and the Haitian born city manager bows to their wishes.

The Trayvonistas now run the city of Sanford.

16 posted on 06/21/2012 4:16:13 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: JoeProBono

Back when Obama was elected, some said he would set back race relations by decades. My prediction was that he would set it back 100 years. I’m increasingly thinking I was right.


17 posted on 06/21/2012 4:16:26 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: JoeProBono
"Sanford City Manager Norton Bonaparte"

WHY am I not surprised??? I can hazard a guess as to what the skin tone of the new police chief will be.

18 posted on 06/21/2012 4:16:38 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog
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To: JoeProBono

The Police Chief offered to resign last spring and was turned down

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505263_162-57419695/resignation-of-zimmerman-case-police-chief-refused/

I guess this Mayor wanted to fire him to look like a big tough “man” (the obama charade) and so the Chief’s benefits could be terminated?


19 posted on 06/21/2012 4:17:12 AM PDT by silverleaf (Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell)
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To: samtheman

Bill Lee will get a chunk of change from the wrongful termination suit. After all, he was fired by the idiots who refused to accept his resignation.


20 posted on 06/21/2012 4:17:45 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek
he was fired by the idiots who refused to accept his resignation
Good point. The evil is coming from the top. The stupidity is local.
21 posted on 06/21/2012 4:20:32 AM PDT by samtheman (If we want Obamugabe out, we must vote him out.)
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To: Uncle Chip

22 posted on 06/21/2012 4:20:51 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
"We need to move forward"

This is black-speak for "We're going to do this, we're black so no one better dare question it or we'll brand you as racist."

23 posted on 06/21/2012 4:21:11 AM PDT by Jerrybob (Truth -- the new hate speech.)
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To: JoeProBono

I’m looking at the gash on the back of Zimmerman’s head there. That could very well have been caused by that can of watermellon drink across the back of his head.


24 posted on 06/21/2012 4:23:09 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: DeaconRed

You will know, wherter you decide to believe it or not is another story.


25 posted on 06/21/2012 4:25:52 AM PDT by sport
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To: cripplecreek
Bill Lee will get a chunk of change from the wrongful termination suit. After all, he was fired by the idiots who refused to accept his resignation.

I'm betting Lee has already retained counsel who have probaly advised him to sit tight until after the trial and if it goes as expected (or should based upon what we know to date) and all the facts come out, then will be the time to file a (what I hope) is a multi-million $ action against this moron and the city.

26 posted on 06/21/2012 4:27:15 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet
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To: JoeProBono

Are you sure his first name isn’t Napoleon?


27 posted on 06/21/2012 4:28:12 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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28 posted on 06/21/2012 4:29:18 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Uncle Chip

And the Trayvon* train rolls on.

* Copyright (c) 2012 by Sabrina Fulton, all rights reserved.


30 posted on 06/21/2012 4:39:43 AM PDT by Old Sarge (Sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc)
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To: JoeProBono

That picture explains everything.

Nuff said


31 posted on 06/21/2012 4:50:19 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: JoeProBono
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/526897_10150715462598748_568213747_9636108_976433552_n.jpg
 
 
FYI, That's the wrong Trayvon.
 
All this time and you haven't figured this out yet?
 
Massive FAIL.
 
 
 

32 posted on 06/21/2012 5:00:39 AM PDT by wolficatZ ("We are no longer accepting comments on this article")
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To: JoeProBono

So after a trial when it is finally unavoidable to realize that Trayvon was a punk ass criminal who was killed during an assault on a citizen and the initial police investigation was proper and done completely right will this asshat politician apologize and give this man his job back??
Now I realize that the race baiters will never accept the truth of this incident, but really, should we allow them to run our Nation??


33 posted on 06/21/2012 5:02:51 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: wolficatZ

34 posted on 06/21/2012 5:07:03 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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35 posted on 06/21/2012 5:09:59 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
Sanford City Manager Norton Bonaparte [a black man] said in a Wednesday statement that he relieved Chief Bill Lee [a white man] of duty because he "determined the Police Chief needs to have the trust and respect of the elected officials and the confidence of the entire community Al Sharpton."
IMHO the defense should appeal if the judge rules in favor of proceeding to trial. “Beyond a reasonable doubt?” On present evidence, preposterous to think so. The publicly known evidence runs the other way.

There’s a huge difference between saying that “a struggle ensued” (passive voice) and demonstrating that a man intentionally committed a felony while expecting the imminent arrival of the police. Given that Zimmerman hasn’t been convicted of anything yet, and on present evidence won’t be - at least, not after appeal - it’ll sure be interesting to see the picture of the man who Mr. Bonaparte suggests can command “the trust and respect of the elected officials and the confidence of the entire community.”

Chief Lee should sue.


36 posted on 06/21/2012 5:31:54 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which “liberalism" coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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To: JoeProBono
he "determined the Police Chief needs to have the trust and respect of the elected officials and the confidence of the entire community."

Translation:
Placate the blacks, or they'll riot.

37 posted on 06/21/2012 5:49:01 AM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party of NO! Nobama, No Way, No How!)
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To: marygam
A look at the comments on the CNN article gives an indication of how divisive the issue is becoming.
38 posted on 06/21/2012 6:03:48 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: wolficatZ; JoeProBono

<>FYI, That’s the wrong Trayvon.<>

You’re right that picture on the left does not look like him, and neither do some of the others that get posted. And atleast one that you posted is the young baby-faced Trayvon.

Which pictures are the most up-to-date for the 17 year old Trayvon??? Can you post them???

Is it the one with the baseball cap on???

Is it the “undated” picture posted on wikipedia with him in the back of a car with a blue shirt?

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


39 posted on 06/21/2012 6:17:07 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: JoeProBono

“We need to move forward with a police chief that all the citizens of Sanford can support,” Bonaparte said.

Translation: a Black guy.

We are constantly reminded that racism is only racism when Whites discriminate against Whites.

When Blacks do exactly the same thing, it is invariably “social justice.”


40 posted on 06/21/2012 6:38:34 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion
There’s a huge difference between saying that “a struggle ensued” (passive voice) and demonstrating that a man intentionally committed a felony while expecting the imminent arrival of the police.

You make a good point.

If Trayvon was fearful that night, why didn't he call 911??? and if his girlfriend was fearful for him as she claims, why didn't she call 911 for him??? Someone who has already called 911 and knows the police are on the way is not going to instigate a fight.

41 posted on 06/21/2012 6:42:53 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: JoeProBono; mickie; flaglady47
Let's look at the connections here.

The Trayvon parents, undoubtedly under the coaching of their slime-ball attorney, publicly call for the firing of the police chief. Why?

To taint any jury during trial. It MUST look like the cops bungled the investigation and failed to gather any forensic evidence in the immediate aftermath of the shooting. Therefore, there was lots of goods to be heaped on Mr. Z. but the "incompetent" police force under the now-fired chief failed to implicate Z in the follow-up. So the chief has to go.

Then, in Step Two, the napoleonic Mayor, marching in lockstep with the parents and their slime-ball attorney plus Obama and the ever-lurking Rev-runds Jackson and Sharpton, fires the police chief. This sets up a trial scenario like the OJ case where LA detectives and other investigators, law enforcement principals and laboratory employees became the perps and Simpson became the victim during the full course of the trial.

The now-fired Sanford police chief, Bill Lee, will become the Mark Fuhrman of the Zimmerman trial....you can bet on it. And since he was fired, his resume and testimony will look much less sterling and believable to a jury.

This firing demonstrates that Mr. Zimmerman's stalkers are devious, evil.....and thinking and acting incrementally with a plan in hand.

Leni

42 posted on 06/21/2012 6:45:15 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: SECURE AMERICA
Nope. The man won't apologize, he wont' get his job back. And last but not least, Zimmerman will not walk.

If youdo not know what it is like to be a pawn in a political game, talk to some of our Service men who are doing time, not for deeds they committed on the field of battle, but to appease the muslims.

I do not think that we should, but who is going to stand up to them?

Go back and review the inital threads on the Zimmerman story and look at the members of this forum that were leading the lynch Zimmerman mob. the public officials and politicians see this also and say to themselves, "Why risk my ass?". It iseasier to just go with the flow.

43 posted on 06/21/2012 7:29:46 AM PDT by sport
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44 posted on 06/21/2012 7:38:36 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: sport
"You will know, wherter you decide to believe it or not is another story."

From all I have read I believe Zimmerman was acting in self defense. That has not changed. The pay pal account didn't change my mind, but it could make a juror skeptical and get him convicted.

45 posted on 06/21/2012 9:27:11 AM PDT by DeaconRed (My vote in Nov will be dictated by my extreme hatred for ZERO and what he is doing to our country.)
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46 posted on 06/21/2012 2:38:53 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
Statement from former Chief Bill Lee:

"It is disappointing that, in spite of his steadfast commitment to fairness and waiting for the results of a review of the Sanford Police Department and its investigation of the Trayvon Martin case, City Manager Bonaparte has chosen to exercise his rights under the employment contract to terminate my employment without cause.

"I continue to stand by the work performed by the Sanford Police Department in this tragic shooting, which has been plagued by misrepresentations and false statements for interests other than justice. As the case progresses through the justice system, the evidence will show that our investigation was a proper effort to find the truth and follow the law. This has already been validated by evidence that has since become public as well as by comments from the special prosecutor.

"I appreciate the opportunity I have had to serve all the people of the City of Sanford, the City Employees and especially the men and women of the Sanford Police Department."

AMEN --

47 posted on 06/25/2012 7:51:09 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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