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Florida governor holds emergency meeting with anti-Zimmerman protesters (Another cave-in)
The Daily Caller ^ | July 19, 2013 | Patrick Howley

Posted on 07/18/2013 10:29:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Florida Gov. Rick Scott held an emergency meeting Thursday night with pro-Trayvon Martin protesters that staged a sit-in outside his office to demand an end to Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law.

Scott, who has been under fire from activists in the wake of George Zimmerman’s acquittal in Martin’s death, met with protesters at the State Capitol and reminded them that he agrees with Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law, but that he’s calling for a “statewide day of prayer for unity” to help people of all persuasions move beyond the verdict.

Sean Rossman @SeanRossman

Dream Defenders meeting with @FLGovScott at the Capitol. Talking about race, criminal justice. @tdonline pic.twitter.com/BCWgBRUsHo

More than 100 protesters from the group Dream Defenders, which previously coordinated with a unit of the Obama administration’s Justice Department, descended upon the Florida state capitol Wednesday demanding to meet with Governor Scott to request that a special legislative session be held to repeal the state’s Stand Your Ground law, which Scott supports. Scott, who is facing tough re-election odds in 2014, initially showed no sign of desiring a meeting with protesters, but eventually caved in at 9 pm ET Thursday night, at the end of Day 2 of the protesters’ sit-in in the lobby of Scott’s office....

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; blackrage; ericholder; florida; holder; rickscott; selfdefense; standyourground; trayvon; trayvonstroops; zimmerman
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1 posted on 07/18/2013 10:29:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I hope the Tea Party “primaries” Gov. Scott after he appointed State Attorney Corey to falsely prosecute George Zimmerman.


2 posted on 07/18/2013 10:34:44 PM PDT by freedom1st
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Again the adults are abdicating!


3 posted on 07/18/2013 10:35:10 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If these anti-White Hispanic types weren’t doing so much “lean”, they’d have a good chance of figuring out that the “Stand Your Ground” law played no part in this. Martin was using Zimmerman’s head for a basketball. Zimmerman shot him to stop the bouncing noise in his head.


4 posted on 07/18/2013 10:35:16 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Keep your powder dry.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Prayer for unity? Uh-oh, now he’s done it. The American Atheists will be holding a sit in next!


5 posted on 07/18/2013 10:40:55 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How about this, Scott? Explain the facts to these people. SYG was not a part of this case. If you continue to block government buildings you will be arrested.

Appeasing these racists with day of prayer legitimates their nonsense. If Scott wants to play these people fine, one off. Any further disruption and you will be arrested.

Scott better stand up and denounce these intimidation tactics.

It’s the oldest trick, goad the government into responding and then claim oppression. Filthy communist pukes.


6 posted on 07/18/2013 10:44:04 PM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Scott, who has been under fire from activists in the wake of George Zimmerman’s acquittal in Martin’s death, met with protesters at the State Capitol and reminded them that he agrees with Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law

Dumbarse cretins don't realize that SYG was not part of this case and even if it weren't Florida law, GZ still would have been acquitted.

7 posted on 07/18/2013 10:45:12 PM PDT by South40
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
 
 
Ah yes, the usual Obama Regime suspects - SEIU, ACORN, Occupy, SPLC, ACLU.
 
Trayvon Martin protest leaders revealed
http://www.wnd.com/2013/07/trayvon-martin-protest-leaders-revealed/?cat_orig=us
 
 

8 posted on 07/18/2013 10:45:50 PM PDT by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why are people still pretending that the Stand Your Ground law was used for Zimmerman’s defense?


9 posted on 07/18/2013 10:47:02 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Because there’s a push from the White House on down to repeal that various state “stand-your-ground” laws?


10 posted on 07/18/2013 10:53:57 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind each blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

True enough, but certainly they could come up with some pretext that actually has a logical connection to Stand Your Ground to push their agenda. What would happen if some of these protestors actually read up on the Zimmerman case.... Oh wait, what am I thinking. They don’t want to know actual facts. And they probably can’t read. Commence protesting as planned.


11 posted on 07/18/2013 11:02:35 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

the devil is behind the scenes trying to pick the world apart. no worldly plan, not worldly scheme can prevail against the devil. only God can, and God has to be invited into our lives to save us, God will not barge in to save us uninvited.


12 posted on 07/18/2013 11:03:54 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Repeat Offender; GenXteacher; Nervous Tick; BlatherNaut; ColdOne; Marcella; ...
Goodbye, Florida. Bye byeeee.

Ping

13 posted on 07/18/2013 11:04:17 PM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

as long as people respond to being lied to with something other than “this is nonsense” then the liars will lie more and more boldly.


14 posted on 07/18/2013 11:05:11 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: South40

It’s kind of hard to fight that when the acronym news sources (ABC I personally heard multiple times) kept top-of-hour reporting that SYG was “pivotal in Zimmermans defense”...


15 posted on 07/18/2013 11:09:23 PM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Ben Carson had said he wished Zimmerman had used a taser but I think that wouldn’t have worked at such close range and would have shocked them both.


16 posted on 07/18/2013 11:10:45 PM PDT by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: Axenolith

media always lie


17 posted on 07/18/2013 11:11:00 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Crucial

It’s nice where possible, but not always practical, to use a stun gun (and a hand held stunner would have worked better than a taser gun assuming Zimmerman could get at it).


18 posted on 07/18/2013 11:13:03 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Scott is such a gem..........NOT!


19 posted on 07/18/2013 11:14:31 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Stand Your Ground law ping


20 posted on 07/18/2013 11:15:10 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Most of the low information fools still think SYG was how GZ got off. They’ll follow Judge Judy chapter-and-verse but take Al Sharpton’s word on this case.


21 posted on 07/18/2013 11:15:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind each blade of grass.)
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To: South40
Not only that if the moron SCOTT would just get his head out of his ass he'd realize that MOST people agree with the verdict and are pissed that he unleashed that corrupt power hungry crazy woman Corey on Zimmerman at the behest of the DOJ when he had the chance to be a man and say no. Now he's kissing the ass of the loud few and making his base mad. Typical GD Republican. I can't stand this party anymore. They don't do a damn thing to stand up for us or what's right. NOT ONE DAMN THING.

Dumb bastard.

22 posted on 07/18/2013 11:18:56 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

SYG is popular in his state overall with the populous. WTF is he doing kneeling to this nonsense. What a whimp.


23 posted on 07/18/2013 11:20:42 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: snarkytart

The GOP certainly doesn’t represent me. That’s why I registered as an Independent back in 2007 and have not had one regret.


24 posted on 07/18/2013 11:25:02 PM PDT by South40
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Their leaders don’t care. They want to disarm white people. They don’t care about criminals with guns, only white people. For them Zimmerman is close enough.


25 posted on 07/18/2013 11:34:45 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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I read the article, which was clearly biased. But, I did not see any caving by Gov. Scott on anything. He supports the verdict, is not calling a special session of the legislature, and supports Stand Your Ground which is what this group wants repealed. It’s irrelevant that SYG was not part of GZ’s defense. What is relevant is what these leftists want, and Gov. Scott is not giving them that. It’s his duty to represent all Floridians and listen to their views. But, he is standing his ground and adhering to conservative principles.

So I don’t believe the whining on this thread that somehow Gov. Scott is now a turncoat.


26 posted on 07/18/2013 11:35:04 PM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: HiTech RedNeck
the devil is behind the scenes trying to pick the world apart. no worldly plan, not worldly scheme can prevail against the devil. only God can, and God has to be invited into our lives to save us, God will not barge in to save us uninvited.

You've had numerous insightful comments along the same lines recently. I fully concur.

27 posted on 07/18/2013 11:37:44 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
What would happen if some of these protestors actually read up on the Zimmerman case <<

as long as its not in cursive...

28 posted on 07/18/2013 11:47:39 PM PDT by M-cubed
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>> [Scott’s] calling for a “statewide day of prayer for unity”

Good on Scott.

Scrape away the idiocy and opportunism, and what remains is a lotta hurt.

It saddens me that many Blacks truly believe the incident and judicial outcome was a matter of racist persecution. Perhaps prayer will help to alleviate the burden of distrust.


29 posted on 07/18/2013 11:53:12 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

>> God has to be invited into our lives

Ain’t that the truth.


30 posted on 07/18/2013 11:55:05 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: AlmaKing

Agreed.


31 posted on 07/18/2013 11:56:59 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Gene Eric; AlmaKing

“(Another cave-in)”

Agreed with your posts, and.......no.......not a cave-in.

Just a pol doing what needs to be done to diffuse a situation that the race baiters and media have drummed up.


32 posted on 07/18/2013 11:59:20 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (To the GOPe ~ Chickens...comin' home...to roost!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

“the devil is behind the scenes trying to pick the world apart. no worldly plan, not worldly scheme can prevail against the devil. only God can, and God has to be invited into our lives to save us, God will not barge in to save us uninvited.”

Worthy of a repost. ;o)


33 posted on 07/19/2013 12:00:34 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (To the GOPe ~ Chickens...comin' home...to roost!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
the devil is behind the scenes trying to pick the world apart. no worldly plan, not worldly scheme can prevail against the devil.

The same scenario has played out over and over again.

WWI, WWII are just recent examples.

When the "good guys" decide to fight, Reverend Manning is right.

Evil will die at the point of something, be that a point of a pole, as Vlad the Impaler used, to the point of a rail, sword or gun.

34 posted on 07/19/2013 12:01:05 AM PDT by Mogger (Independence, better fuel economy and performance with American made synthetic oil.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I'm waiting for an apology to George Zimmerman and his family for the horrid mischaracterization of him as a racist and the ongoing death threats he's receiving from some in the black "community."
35 posted on 07/19/2013 12:02:32 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

Don’t hold your breath. It won’t happen.


36 posted on 07/19/2013 12:08:04 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (To the GOPe ~ Chickens...comin' home...to roost!)
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To: dixiechick2000

Yes, I know. I neglected to put the /s at the end of my sentence.


37 posted on 07/19/2013 12:10:01 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Mogger

Or evil can die at another point, the “finger of God.”


38 posted on 07/19/2013 12:14:43 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Communist and Racist agitators seek to remove legal okay for self-defense" might be a better headline.

The governor doesn't make the law.

Mebbe they should just lobby the legislature if they want to reopen the streets to thuggery.

39 posted on 07/19/2013 12:17:03 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Smokin' Joe

the legislature would be more likely to hand them their hind ends on a platter, however. they believe it more opportune to keep pecking at the place they know is weak.


40 posted on 07/19/2013 12:33:59 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rick Scott, Pam Bondi, Angela Corey and Berni de la Rionda should all be prosecuted for the attempted Murder of George Zimmerman.

Rick Scott is a sniveling COWARD. He should be recalled and then thrown in jail. He is a despicable criminal coward.


41 posted on 07/19/2013 12:42:34 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: P-Marlowe

BUMP


42 posted on 07/19/2013 12:44:08 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: dixiechick2000
Just a pol doing what needs to be done to diffuse a situation that the race baiters and media have drummed up.

Let's take a look at that, shall we?

The media have failed miserably in their crusade to disarm Americans in general. Not one of the senseless incidents of slaughter has been an effective tool in recent years as the driving force for more constraints on the RKBA, in fact, just the opposite has occurred with rare and limited exceptions.

Not Sandy Hook, nor Aurora Colorado, not even Gabby Giffords' new-found poster-child status has been enough to throw against the firmly held belief that Americans have a Right to Keep and Bear Arms, and furthermore, the unalienable right to use those arms in self defense.

By trying to make this a racial issue, by trying to blame it on "too loose" laws regarding self-defense, the media are desperately trying to find a crack in that armor.

The SEIU, the usual race-baiters, and other professional agitators are the last assault force, who (if ever) win concessions by threatening or implying threats of violence and/or disruption.

The Communists have failed, again, to turn legitimate self-defense (the jury said so) into something it is not in order to further their agenda of weakening America and Americans' fundamental rights.

People need to encourage the Governor in the other direction from the agitators (pols always stand straighter when the majority, as perceived, has their back).

They don't ordinarily have much for a spine, but exert enough pressure and they can stand up straight.

43 posted on 07/19/2013 1:06:06 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: AlmaKing; NotYourAverageDhimmi; 2ndDivisionVet

It’s irrelevant that SYG was not part of GZ’s defense. What is relevant is what these leftists want...

And what they want is Back-door Gun Control. That’s all there ever is or was to this case. Striking terror into Whitey's heart is a twofer.

44 posted on 07/19/2013 3:43:16 AM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Look for a conservative to be elected as the next governor of FL.


45 posted on 07/19/2013 3:50:32 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: P-Marlowe

Well primary Gov. Scott.


46 posted on 07/19/2013 3:53:07 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Mogger

Evil dies when the good news of the Gospel of Jesus gets proclaimed.


47 posted on 07/19/2013 3:55:46 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Remember when Americans had a backbone? When they stood up to communist agitators?


48 posted on 07/19/2013 3:57:31 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Crucial
Don't think a Taser would be the 'ideal' weapon in the rain or on wet grass..
They'd both be fried.
49 posted on 07/19/2013 4:07:41 AM PDT by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: Gene Eric
Perhaps prayer will help to alleviate the burden of distrust.

Oh, puhleeeeeze. It's been 8-10 generations since slavery and 2-3 generations since Jim Crow. Isn't it about time that all people got over race?

50 posted on 07/19/2013 4:12:27 AM PDT by EricT. (This post has been recorded and cataloged for your security.)
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