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Officer accused of having Trayvon Martin target
Yahoo News (AP) ^ | 4/13/3013 | AP

Posted on 04/13/2013 9:11:40 PM PDT by South40

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A police officer accused of bringing targets resembling Trayvon Martin to a gun range has been fired.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: banglist; florida; georgezimmerman; ifobamahadason; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; trayvon; trayvonmartin; ttiuwp

1 posted on 04/13/2013 9:11:40 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

was it ever news worthy when the DHS was buying targets of women and children?


2 posted on 04/13/2013 9:13:08 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: South40

3 posted on 04/13/2013 9:13:40 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them. Gun confiscation enables tyranny.)
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To: South40
Anyone remember Dade County riots?
4 posted on 04/13/2013 9:16:24 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: null and void; GeronL

But those women were not black. Don’t think skin color has noting to do with it.


5 posted on 04/13/2013 9:16:28 PM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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To: null and void

bttt


6 posted on 04/13/2013 9:24:49 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: South40

Nonsense! It’s merely a statistical fluke that every single photo in the entire series is of European extraction, I mean come on!, some of them even look like Ashkenazim...


7 posted on 04/13/2013 9:29:35 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them. Gun confiscation enables tyranny.)
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To: null and void

8 posted on 04/13/2013 9:31:02 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: South40

If the story is “resembling” and “fired”, they should have supplied a photo of the image on the target, we don’t know what the facts are yet.


9 posted on 04/13/2013 9:31:47 PM PDT by ansel12 (The lefts most effective quote-I'm libertarian on social issues, but conservative on economics.)
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To: South40

Wrongful termination. Unless there is much more to this, the Sergeant will get his job back, back pay and a large pile of fun money.


10 posted on 04/13/2013 9:38:09 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
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To: South40

Kinda stupid and will just stir up more anger towards Zimmerman from all sides.


11 posted on 04/13/2013 9:38:30 PM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: ansel12

(Video) Sergeant fired for Trayvon shooting targets

http://www.wftv.com/videos/news/sergeant-fired-for-trayvon-shooting-targets/vx33B/


12 posted on 04/13/2013 9:40:36 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: Gator113

Gator113 has it spot on. If DHS can use ‘realistic targets, so can others.

Can I be on the jury, please? Pleeeese!


13 posted on 04/13/2013 9:41:37 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."..)
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To: South40

Guess I better be careful of what targets I print for my use at the range.


14 posted on 04/13/2013 9:51:29 PM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: South40

Which version of Martin did he use? Was it the sweet, innocent 12-year-old version that we saw for weeks on the news, or the gold-grill, no-limit ghetto punk that he was when he was bashing George Zimmerman’s head into the concrete sidewalk?


15 posted on 04/13/2013 9:51:35 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: GladesGuru

He bought the target online. I heard the news report tonight at 11:00. Looks like hoodies are now only connected with Trayvon Martin and nothing and nobody else.


16 posted on 04/13/2013 9:52:53 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: GladesGuru

What’s the problem here?
Seems right to shoot at thugs.


17 posted on 04/13/2013 9:52:56 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (0bama is a POS, with all due respect to excrement.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
In your link to the news story, they show this one as the the target "resembling" Trayvon.

I guess it is the stuff in his right hand which identifies him as "Trayvon".

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18 posted on 04/13/2013 9:53:38 PM PDT by ansel12 (The lefts most effective quote-I'm libertarian on social issues, but conservative on economics.)
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To: ansel12

Is he holding skittles in his right hand? I can’t make it out.


19 posted on 04/13/2013 9:59:53 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: ansel12

Here’s hoping the guy can get his job back over this BS charge.

For those that can’t see it, target is a hoodie with no face holding Skittles and an Arizona Iced Tea.


20 posted on 04/13/2013 10:02:05 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Obama's vision - No Job is a Good Job)
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To: South40

Ted Kaczynski popularized the hoodie long before Trayvon was even a twinkle in his sperm donor’s eye. This is pure PC BS.


21 posted on 04/13/2013 10:15:47 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Bill of Rights?)
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To: bicyclerepair

As an instructor, I remind my students that when practicing the Mozambique Drill (AKA Congo Conundrum, Djibouti Shooty(2 to center of mass, 1 to head), knowing where the attacker’s head is in a hoodie is critical.

Hoodie targets are quite justifiable. Holes in the hoodie or scalp wounds are worthless in a defense shoot situation.


22 posted on 04/13/2013 10:18:17 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."..)
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To: GladesGuru
Gator113 has it spot on. If DHS can use ‘realistic targets, so can others.

A civilian cannot use a taget that looks like a human in any way. Cops, that's a different story.

23 posted on 04/13/2013 10:24:09 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

“A civilian cannot use a taget that looks like a human in any way.”

Legal citations, please.


24 posted on 04/13/2013 10:31:20 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."..)
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To: ansel12

Who’s selling them? I could use a few. Always cared about st. trayvon the martyr.


25 posted on 04/13/2013 10:33:30 PM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: South40

Ping


26 posted on 04/13/2013 10:36:23 PM PDT by IChing
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

bs


27 posted on 04/13/2013 10:38:09 PM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: rktman

The only targets that I use are my homemade ones, I take a bar straw stuck into a golf ball sized piece of soft plumbers putty and pushed down onto a surface such as a board, or smooth rock, then I set a BB onto the tip of the straw.

That works pretty well and is cheap, but the BB lasts longer if you only graze it, rather than hitting it face on.

Just kidding of course.


28 posted on 04/13/2013 10:43:46 PM PDT by ansel12 (The lefts most effective quote-I'm libertarian on social issues, but conservative on economics.)
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To: ansel12

I guess it is the stuff in his right hand which identifies him as “Trayvon”
= = = = = = = = = = = = = =
YUP, that is it as far as ‘saying’ it is Travon.

Guess if they put a ‘Dixie Cup’ on the characters head ALL us USN types could get the guy fired (I don’t think so).

Of course the local NBC affiliate showed the ‘target’, then highlighted the ‘kibbles and bits’ in his hand THEN showed the obligatory ‘original’ TM depicted as the baby faced 12-14 yo, trying to pass him off as todays (well it was today back then)Trayvon.
‘They’ claim or said that the mother pushed for the firing, but I guess that should be taken with a grain of salt.

Would love to see the ‘time line’


29 posted on 04/13/2013 10:56:52 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --I turn 75 next year- but remember, that's only 24 Celsius. (TKS R. Reagan))
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To: South40

30 posted on 04/13/2013 10:59:23 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts
A civilian cannot use a taget that looks like a human in any way

We use these in Texas for CHL qualification. Maybe it's illegal where you live. Maybe you should move.

31 posted on 04/13/2013 11:00:06 PM PDT by tpmintx (Gun free zones are hunting preserves for unarmed people.)
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To: South40

32 posted on 04/13/2013 11:17:20 PM PDT by Yehuda
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To: ansel12

LOL


33 posted on 04/13/2013 11:21:39 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: South40
How soon we forget:


34 posted on 04/13/2013 11:21:48 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: GladesGuru; going hot
Massachusetts General Laws

Chapter 140 Licenses

Section 131. All licenses to carry firearms shall be designated Class A or Class B, and the issuance and possession of any such license shall be subject to the following conditions and restrictions: (a) A Class A license shall entitle a holder thereof to purchase, rent, lease, borrow, possess and carry: (i) firearms, including large capacity firearms, and feeding devices and ammunition therefor, for all lawful purposes, subject to such restrictions relative to the possession, use or carrying of firearms as the licensing authority deems proper; and (ii) rifles and shotguns, including large capacity weapons, and feeding devices and ammunition therefor, for all lawful purposes; provided, however, that the licensing authority may impose such restrictions relative to the possession, use or carrying of large capacity rifles and shotguns as it deems proper. A violation of a restriction imposed by the licensing authority under the provisions of this paragraph shall be cause for suspension or revocation and shall, unless otherwise provided, be punished by a fine of not less than $1,000 nor more than $10,000; provided, however, that the provisions of section 10 of chapter 269 shall not apply to such violation. The colonel of state police may, after an investigation, grant a Class A license to a club or facility with an on-site shooting range or gallery, which club is incorporated under the laws of the commonwealth for the possession, storage and use of large capacity weapons, ammunition therefor and large capacity feeding devices for use with such weapons on the premises of such club; provided, however, that not less than one shareholder of such club shall be qualified and suitable to be issued such license; and provided further, that such large capacity weapons and ammunition feeding devices may be used under such Class A club license only by such members that possess a valid firearm identification card issued under section 129B or a valid Class A or Class B license to carry firearms, or by such other persons that the club permits while under the direct supervision of a certified firearms safety instructor or club member who, in the case of a large capacity firearm, possesses a valid Class A license to carry firearms or, in the case of a large capacity rifle or shotgun, possesses a valid Class A or Class B license to carry firearms. Such club shall not permit shooting at targets that depict human figures, human effigies, human silhouettes or any human images thereof, except by public safety personnel performing in line with their official duties.

35 posted on 04/13/2013 11:45:26 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: Gator113

This police Sgt has an easy legal win. Port Canaveral better make sure their liability insurance is up to date


36 posted on 04/14/2013 2:46:55 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: South40

Free country. LOL!

What is that?


37 posted on 04/14/2013 3:43:45 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

38 posted on 04/14/2013 3:53:26 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: ansel12

Nice shootin’ there dead eye. LOL!


39 posted on 04/14/2013 6:11:03 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: AlmaKing
The officer involved claims he was using the TM target as a training aid to demonstrate a "no shoot" situation. This contention is apparently supported by two of the witness statements in the complaint.

This sounds like a huge miscommunication between the police and the civilian administration.

40 posted on 04/14/2013 6:13:18 AM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: going hot; LoneRangerMassachusetts

Let me add a B.S. from another “masshole” (I just saw a car with that as a bumper sticker).

A range in .ma cannot provide human type targets but you can BYO.


41 posted on 04/14/2013 6:14:06 AM PDT by Peet (Come back with a warrant.)
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To: Peet; going hot; LoneRangerMassachusetts

I stand corrected. So you can use them at home? Seems to be written that way.

Oh, and people *do* bring their own — so .ma has multiple interpretations or lots of scofflaws.


42 posted on 04/14/2013 6:22:54 AM PDT by Peet (Come back with a warrant.)
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

It is a Marxichussetts law! I really should have expected that, having lived in that “Nest of Villany” for a year.

My condolences to you, and may you find a beter, more free, and more prosperous life somewhere in the vanishing remnant of what was America.


43 posted on 04/14/2013 6:23:02 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."..)
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To: Peet
A range in .ma cannot provide human type targets but you can BYO.

I doubt the range will allow you to bring such targets. If they do not supervise you, yes, you can use them, but you're at a range, so the law will apply. Doing so puts the entire range at risk for your assholeness.

44 posted on 04/14/2013 10:09:57 AM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts; going hot; GladesGuru; Peet

Massachusetts is where people who own sporting rifles are insane killers.

“These guns are not made for recreation or self-defense. They are instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people.” Mitt Romney


45 posted on 04/14/2013 11:53:45 AM PDT by ansel12 (The lefts most effective position-I'm libertarian on social issues, but conservative on economics.)
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