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George Zimmerman to be charged in Trayvon Martin shooting, law enforcement official says
Washington Post ^ | 04/11/12

Posted on 04/11/2012 11:10:33 AM PDT by AtlasStalled

Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey plans to announce as early as Wednesday afternoon that she is charging neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, according to a law enforcement official close to the investigation.

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KEYWORDS: angelacorey; georgezimmerman; lmm; shooting; trayvon; trayvonmartin; witchhunt; zimmerman; zimmermancharged
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To: sueQ
Now the Martins can sue the HOA and the city of Sanford based on Florida law. It’s about the money! Believe me!

Well, I'm convinced. The Martins hated their own son and sacrificed him to score a frivolous lawsuit. What scum!!

151 posted on 04/11/2012 11:59:28 AM PDT by RDAardvark (Fast-forward to Jan 20th 2013, please.)
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To: AtlasStalled

If he is going to be charged as early as this afternoon you would think they know what he will be charged with.

“I’m going to take some of this here crap, throw it against the wall and see what sticks”.


152 posted on 04/11/2012 11:59:57 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: AtlasStalled

Well, I can’t say I’m surprised. Very much saddened, yes; but not at all surprised.

I’ve spent my entire life judging people NOT by the color of their skin.

Obama, Holder, JJ, Rev. Al, Malik Zulu Shazam, et.al., are race hustling thugs who want whitey to pay. Guilt or innocence be damned, whitey must pay.

So long as Obama and Holder are heading law enforcement in this country, whites have everything to fear.

Sad, sad situation that local LEOs and prosecutors are bowing down to the black supremacist lynch mobs’ demands.


153 posted on 04/11/2012 12:00:05 PM PDT by onemiddleamerican (FUBO and all your terrorist buddies)
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
FL State Attorney General Pam Bondi is also a POS

She gave Angela Corey her marching orders - that's why there was no grand jury

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154 posted on 04/11/2012 12:00:11 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Glendale...


155 posted on 04/11/2012 12:00:15 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (I believe in Cap and Trade. I know, I know... Cap spending and trade Obama!)
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To: Halls

If it goes to trial, the so-called jury of his peers will be half black, a quarter mexican and a quarter white, but all bleeding heart democrats. He would never get a fail trial.Our justice system is running scared of the race baiters. Don’t know where he is, but if I were him I would never show my face in Florida again. Maybe he’s in Thailand. He could live a nice peaceful life there. He could pass for Thai. No one would bother him. He would fit right in with the rest of the expatriots in the country.


156 posted on 04/11/2012 12:00:18 PM PDT by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: DonaldC

OK, move trial, if he is charged, to Nassau County, Florida so I can get on the jury. My first question: can I send in an absentee ballot vote?


157 posted on 04/11/2012 12:00:54 PM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Las Vegas Ron; stephenjohnbanker
We're letting it happen but I don't know what to do about it.

I think the "Claire Wolf moment" is a lot like pornography. It's hard to define but you'll know it when you see it. Keep your powder dry and your head on a swivel.

158 posted on 04/11/2012 12:01:55 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Mean Maryjean
When you read the WAPOST piece, it doesn’t say he is definitely going to be charged, it says that a decision has been made WHETHER to CHARGE, and that decision (whatever it may be) will be announced this evening. Am I reading this wrong? Is this a huge overreaction?

Maybe the article has been changed since you read it? It now reads:

"Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey plans to announce as early as Wednesday afternoon that she is charging neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, according to a law enforcement official close to the investigation."

I guess we could doubt the WaPo's claimed source, "a law enforcement official close to the investigation."

The MSM's anonymous "officials close to the investigation" have been wrong before. I still remember a breathless "breaking news" report about Monica's "blue dress." I think this was from ABC News - they reported they had an "official close to the investigation" who leaked that the DNA stains on the blue dress had been found NOT to come from BJ Clinton. Of course, that report was wrong. I never heard an apology or a retraction.

But I'm afraid the WaPo's source is probably right. It would take great courage for a prosecutor to do the right thing in this case -- i.e., not prosecute an innocent man, just because a lynch mob demands it. Where do we ever see great political courage anymore?

159 posted on 04/11/2012 12:02:18 PM PDT by shhrubbery! (NIH!)
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To: AtlasStalled
They also said that they would release new information, too. I hope this new information supports their decision.

-PJ

160 posted on 04/11/2012 12:02:32 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: Jonah Johansen
Two- Despite enormous outside pressure from media and the demonstrators(lynch mob) outside the courthouse, they will not get 12 people to totally ignore the evidence and convict.

I'd bet the MSM and the Racist groups involved will work overtime to identify the jurors, and in the event of acquittal, will go after them and their families as well. Such threats may precede the verdict. This is truly becoming an 'Odinga moment', where the mob may determine an outcome not provided for in the Constitution.

161 posted on 04/11/2012 12:02:32 PM 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: calex59

Friday? Its happening at 6:00pm.


162 posted on 04/11/2012 12:04:13 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Sequoyah101

BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES has replaced TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD as the relevant text here.


163 posted on 04/11/2012 12:04:35 PM PDT by TigerClaws (He)
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To: Las Vegas Ron; TigersEye

In three years, Obama/Holder/Soros have already come close to destroying our country. They ignore the law DAILY. The Constitution doesn’t exist. They threaten the SCOTUS, and Holder allows black gangsters to put out a death warrant on a free man.;tigers eye.

There is no REAL case against this man, or he would have been indicted a month ago. This is 100% politics. If Obama is re-elected, we will be in a civil war within 12 months, or we will be enslaved....one or the other.


164 posted on 04/11/2012 12:05:04 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Uncle Slayton

“If he goes to trial, Capt. Zimmerman will be found not guilty as juries tend not to convict law enforcement heroes for actions taken while on duty”

AMEN. If I were a Chief of Police I would hire him in a heartbeat. He was doing his job and this thug almost killed him in the process. Thank God he was armed. If not for the weapon he would be dead.


165 posted on 04/11/2012 12:05:19 PM PDT by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: DoughtyOne
Glendale...

That's right, I think you may have mentioned that a while back but I forgot.

I used to work on E. Broadway and Glendale Blvd, on the corner of Adams if you are familiar with it.

166 posted on 04/11/2012 12:05:58 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: AtlasStalled

Sorry to say, but I saw this coming.


167 posted on 04/11/2012 12:06:16 PM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: Darren McCarty
Refraining comment until I hear the actual charges.

Yep, me too....am not convinced this isn't more of the media drama being played out on the stage.... better people wait and see.

Furthermore how do we know this isn't just a cover and they've already taken Zimmerman out of the country knowing well to do anything less will incite further race issues.

People can and do get lost and that with help and purpose....so this could all be a smoke screen which they know in time people will simply forget about....what we'll see next will Be "fake" spotting's of people seeing Zimmerman here and there....makes for good media engagement and sells media.

168 posted on 04/11/2012 12:07:05 PM PDT by caww
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To: AtlasStalled; mickie
If any jury votes unanimously for acquittal for any reason, every one of the jurors will live in fear in perpetuity.....and will be lucky if his or her house isn't burned down within weeks.

Would YOU serve on this jury?

They'll be lucky if they even IMPANEL a willing jury. It could end up all black for the above reasons. That's why Mr. Zimmerman's odds with a jury may be nil to nada.

The State is going to get more than it bargained for....and WE will get to pay the million$ that the trial and various security/protections will cost the taxpayers.

Leni

169 posted on 04/11/2012 12:07:36 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: sueQ

My bet is manslaughter which is what I said he would be charged with all along, and have been flamed ad naseum by certain folks here for daring to point out the obvious. Zimmerman’s actions, like it or not, had a direct inpact on the events that followed. He cannot claim pure victim here.


170 posted on 04/11/2012 12:07:43 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: TigersEye
It's hard to define but you'll know it when you see it. Keep your powder dry and your head on a swivel.

Well said.

171 posted on 04/11/2012 12:07:58 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: TigersEye
the "Claire Wolf moment"

If Zimmerman is really charged, I think the "awkward phase" is over.

172 posted on 04/11/2012 12:09:19 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: mrsmel

that’s sad, doesn’t La Raza know that there is a better than 90% chance that they aren’t pure blooded either?


173 posted on 04/11/2012 12:09:31 PM PDT by dila813
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To: nathanbedford

I’m wondering what she would cite as probable cause.


174 posted on 04/11/2012 12:10:12 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: AtlasStalled

so why charge a guy, who if given a fair trial would inevitably go free on reasonable doubt.

Oh, wiat I know. Because there won;t be a fair trial.

Oh and of course if there is an zimmerman goes free Eric, the black racist, Holder will trump up “civil rights” charges.

The racial jihadists will have their lynching one way or another.


175 posted on 04/11/2012 12:10:26 PM PDT by Cubs Fan (if it weren't for double standards the left wouldn't have any standards at all)
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To: stephenjohnbanker; TigersEye
I think TigersEye summed it up rather nicely at #158.

Said it all without really having to say it.

176 posted on 04/11/2012 12:11:06 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: AtlasStalled

so why charge a guy, who if given a fair trial would inevitably go free on reasonable doubt.

Oh, wiat I know. Because there won’t be a fair trial.

and of course in the highly unlikely event that there is a a fair trial and zimmerman goes free, Eric, the black racist, Holder will trump up “civil rights” charges.

The racial jihadists will have their lynching one way or another.


177 posted on 04/11/2012 12:11:51 PM PDT by Cubs Fan (if it weren't for double standards the left wouldn't have any standards at all)
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To: AtlasStalled

Angela Corey= RINO


178 posted on 04/11/2012 12:12:59 PM PDT by Cubs Fan (if it weren't for double standards the left wouldn't have any standards at all)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
There is no REAL case against this man, or he would have been indicted a month ago.

Agree

179 posted on 04/11/2012 12:13:12 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: Smokin' Joe
Poor guy needs to leave Omerica.

Its become a cesspool run by Al Sharpton and Jeremiah Wright.

180 posted on 04/11/2012 12:13:22 PM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: dila813

I imagine because he was described as a “white” Hispanic by the msm, they threw him under the bus. His mother was Peruvian, I understand. All you have to be is designated white to be guilty in this country. Whites have accepted “white guilt” ,what did we expect would happen after that?


181 posted on 04/11/2012 12:13:48 PM PDT by mrsmel
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To: NKP_Vet
Our justice system is running scared of the race baiters

Our justice system is IN LEAGUE with the race baiters. The unholy alliance with Obama & Holder is plain to see.

182 posted on 04/11/2012 12:13:48 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: TigerClaws

Sickening.


183 posted on 04/11/2012 12:13:48 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: RIghtwardHo

What facts that you’ve seen or heard would constitute probable cause?


184 posted on 04/11/2012 12:14:32 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: Elle Bee

“FL State Attorney General Pam Bondi is also a PO”

The other night on Hannity they were discussing the case and Bondi sounded exactly like a host on MSNBC, saying how this “ unarmed young black man” was shot down in the street and she was going to get to the bottom of this
travesty. Ever since she started kissing Romney’s azz and touting RomneyCare I have dispised this RINO.


185 posted on 04/11/2012 12:14:36 PM PDT by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: JimSEA

I said it back when this all started, he’s going to face manslaughter charges, and as much as it is disliked by some folks here, he’s likely going to lose.

End of the day, Zimmerman engaged in actions that lead to the shooting, not only did he do so, he did so after repeated advice not to. Zimmerman calls in the report, and doesn’t leave his car and try to hunt the kid down, none of this happens. Its pretty obvious, he’s got some amount of culpability to the events that happened after he decided to take matters into his own hands above and beyond calling the cops to report the situation.

He cannot claim pure victim here, no matter how much some folks want it to be.

Not only that, but because of his idiotic actions, the HOA is likely going to be sued and his neighbors taken down with him.

I’m as pro second ammendment as you can get, but your right to carry doesn’t mean you have the right to be an abject idiot, just because you are carrying. Zimmerman ensured this situation the minute he got out of his car and decided to hunt down the kid on his own.


186 posted on 04/11/2012 12:15:12 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Cubs Fan

They will also have their “riots” (gibmes free stuff) one way or the either. Riots (looting) when they lose, riots when they win. We just lie down and whisper “I’m white, kill me”.


187 posted on 04/11/2012 12:16:32 PM PDT by mrsmel
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To: No Socialist

I suspect riots will be this summer - just in time to help democrats...


188 posted on 04/11/2012 12:16:40 PM PDT by GOPJ (Hoodies - because you can't kill a security camera for snitchin' - - freeper tacticalogic)
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To: mrsmel

either=other


189 posted on 04/11/2012 12:17:23 PM PDT by mrsmel
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To: HamiltonJay

Yea whatever. You’re missing the big picture, and I assume it’s due to you being black. If not that wow...you really can’t see what has happened here is nothing but politics and lynch mob by the left race hustlers?


190 posted on 04/11/2012 12:17:33 PM PDT by snarkytart (http://www.freerepubli224%2C1)
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To: Drawsing
I would respectfully suggest everyone resist the urge to comment until you find out if this story is actually true.

Yup

191 posted on 04/11/2012 12:17:57 PM PDT by kanawa
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To: HamiltonJay

Nice rant. Too bad you don’t know if any of that happened.


192 posted on 04/11/2012 12:17:57 PM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: butterdezillion; nathanbedford; DoughtyOne

” I’m wondering what she would cite as probable cause.”

Eric Holder

Black Panthers

Race pimps


193 posted on 04/11/2012 12:19:37 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: BO Stinkss

No, Hispanics will support the prosecution because they don’t think Martin should have been shot, not that they were there at the scene.


194 posted on 04/11/2012 12:21:10 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is prologue: The American people again let us down in this election cycle.)
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To: HamiltonJay
said it back when this all started, he’s going to face manslaughter charges, and as much as it is disliked by some folks here, he’s likely going to lose. End of the day, Zimmerman engaged in actions that lead to the shooting, not only did he do so, he did so after repeated advice not to. Zimmerman calls in the report, and doesn’t leave his car and try to hunt the kid down, none of this happens. Its pretty obvious, he’s got some amount of culpability to the events that happened after he decided to take matters into his own hands .

I wholeheartedly agree. I cannot go to a murder charge, but manslaughter, yeah.

195 posted on 04/11/2012 12:21:40 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: onemiddleamerican

The problem is that while you are not judging people by the color of their skin, you are being judged for being white. It has to work both ways or it doesn’t work at all. It doesn’t work both ways. That’s “racial realism 101”.


196 posted on 04/11/2012 12:21:44 PM PDT by mrsmel
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To: HamiltonJay

“....hunt down the kid on his own.”

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Ahh. I see you’ve gotten your marching orders from the New Black Pampers.

Well Done.


197 posted on 04/11/2012 12:22:30 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: ZX12R

I wholeheartedly agree. Hamilton Jay doesn’t know if any of that happened.


198 posted on 04/11/2012 12:23:19 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: HamiltonJay
End of the day, Zimmerman engaged in actions that lead to the shooting, not only did he do so, he did so after repeated advice not to.

You're following the erroneous story line as misreported by the MSM.

I don't know what "repeated advice" you're referring to. Are you talking about the dispatcher's words, "We don't need you to do that" ?

Remember Zim's reply to that? It was this: "OK."

Call the dispatcher's words "advice" if you like, but I'm not sure there is a clear, before-the-fact interpretation we can put on that phrase. Even if you choose to interpret it as an "order," Zim was under no obligation to follow it.

In any case, that is moot, because there is ZERO evidence that Zim continued to follow and to confront Martin.

In fact, the evidence shows that Zim's story that he was retreating to his vehicle, when confronted and attacked by Martin, is true.

Check out the map of the scene at www.wagist.com, and then tell me if you still believe the MSM's lies about who confronted whom.

199 posted on 04/11/2012 12:23:20 PM PDT by shhrubbery! (NIH!)
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To: Wizdum
Remember, you heard it here first.
Monday, March 26, 2012 9:53:06 AM · 4 of 217
Wizdum to kristinn

Zimmerman will go down for Manslaughter.
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____________________________________________________

So, our Country is going up in smoke and you're worried about being right?

Pfffft!

200 posted on 04/11/2012 12:23:49 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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