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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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TOPICS: Breaking News; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: angelacorey; georgezimmerman; lmm; shooting; trayvon; trayvonmartin; witchhunt; zimmerman; zimmermancharged
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To: HamiltonJay

RE: 186.....Your post is full of ASSumptions.


201 posted on 04/11/2012 12:24:15 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (Tagline removed at the request of someone who doesn't "get" Monty Python or Shakespeare.)
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To: shhrubbery!

I wholeheartedly agree. Hamilton Jay is following the erroneous story line.


202 posted on 04/11/2012 12:24:45 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: HamiltonJay
Zimmerman’s actions, like it or not, had a direct inpact on the events that followed. He cannot claim pure victim here.

He certainly CAN claim pure victim UNLESS he initiated physical contact.

Where is there ANY evidence that Zimmerman INITIATED physical contact?

Keep in mind that following someone, calling 911 to have the police come investigate that person, and talking to someone even in an accusatory tone do NOT amount to initiating physical contact.

203 posted on 04/11/2012 12:24:45 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: HamiltonJay

So tell us, wise one, why wasn’t he charged when it happened. I guess the Sanford Police just don’t like blacks. You have absolutely no clue what happened. I hope people like you do not find their way onto the jury.


204 posted on 04/11/2012 12:24:50 PM PDT by beandog (Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand)
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To: Elle Bee

How the hell do you know Bondi was involved? I read Scott appointed Corey to look at this after the other prosecutor bowed out.


205 posted on 04/11/2012 12:24:50 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Las Vegas Ron

YEP


206 posted on 04/11/2012 12:25:13 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: DManA

nope, he “tried” to talk to them, they refused to talk to him without his lawyers present.


207 posted on 04/11/2012 12:25:46 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
They threaten the SCOTUS, and Holder allows black gangsters to put out a death warrant on a free man.;tigers eye.

There's a death warrant on me now!?! Bring it!!! LOL

208 posted on 04/11/2012 12:27:24 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: HamiltonJay
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

I wholeheartedly agree. The second amendment says nothing about the right to being an idiot.

209 posted on 04/11/2012 12:27:40 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I wholeheartedly agree. New Black Pampers Marching orders are Well Done.


210 posted on 04/11/2012 12:27:52 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: HamiltonJay
"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."

Nice work! You managed to fit all the left's talking points into just two sentences.

The pro second amendment qualifier was particularly well placed in conjunction with your ad-hominem attack on concealed carry.

211 posted on 04/11/2012 12:29:31 PM PDT by Godebert (NO PERSON EXCEPT A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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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...

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Do you work for NBC. Cause just like they edited stuff, you are making it up.

911 TRANSCRIPT:

911 dispatcher: Are you following him?
Zimmerman: Yeah.

911 dispatcher: OK. We don’t need you to do that.

Zimmerman: OK.

And per the police. What does Zimmerman do next? HE STOPS FOLLOWING MARTIN.

He retreats back to his SUV. But he gets ambushed by Martin.


212 posted on 04/11/2012 12:31:25 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: TigersEye
I wholeheartedly agree.

Bring it, lol.

213 posted on 04/11/2012 12:31:47 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: shhrubbery!

“How how can a fair jury ever be selected in this case, after the MSM has so tainted the jury pool with its lies, distortions, and omissions of the facts from the presentation of this story?”

Worth noting is that Zimmerman can waive his right to a trial by jury, and request that the case be heard and decided solely by a judge.

Might be an option for his lawyers, depending on whom is chosen to adjudicate the case.


214 posted on 04/11/2012 12:32:06 PM PDT by Road Glide
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To: Las Vegas Ron

The USA is now a banana republic.....only without the bananas......or the republic.


215 posted on 04/11/2012 12:32:34 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: TigersEye

” They threaten the SCOTUS, and Holder allows black gangsters to put out a death warrant on a free man.;tigers eye.
There’s a death warrant on me now!?! Bring it!!! LOL “

LOL!! I don’t know how that happened!

(hoping Holder doesn’t have your address......)

or mine : )


216 posted on 04/11/2012 12:33:40 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: monocle
I hope that the prosecutor is fully aware what damages an arrest will have on Zimmerman’s future employment opportunities.

Seriously, do you think she gives a rats a@@?

The only job resume she's looking out for is her own, there is no honor among prosecutors...think Nifong, Holder, Reno, et al.

I don't mean to be snarky but these people could give a damn about justice, it's all about politics and staying in office, it has been for a loooong time.

217 posted on 04/11/2012 12:33:59 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: Godebert

I wholeheartedly agree. HamiltonJay managed to fit all the left’s talking points.


218 posted on 04/11/2012 12:34:33 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: TigersEye
where are the arrests of the Black panther racist terrorists ?

waiting.....waiting .....waiting

why is Spike Lee not in jail for felony terrorist threats and solicitation of murder?

219 posted on 04/11/2012 12:34:36 PM PDT by KTM rider
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To: Lazamataz

You’ve been wanting to put a warrant on my head for a long time, Laz! ;^)


220 posted on 04/11/2012 12:35:07 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: AtlasStalled

Oh, Thank God!!!!! Now black people’s lives can return to their normal state of perfection......


221 posted on 04/11/2012 12:36:21 PM PDT by geege
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To: TigersEye

I might get indicted for PWC....

“posting while conservative”


222 posted on 04/11/2012 12:36:50 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: HamiltonJay

Now it’s a crime to get out of your car?

Wow, we’ve come a long way, baby. /s

Next we’ll go full sharia and find that the raped woman really WAS “asking for it” by having something besides her eyes showing. Or the kid really deserved to get beat up by Dad because he looked the wrong way.

I don’t recognize this country any more. I seriously don’t recognize this place.


223 posted on 04/11/2012 12:37:31 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: HamiltonJay
So if we dare to follow a black man in our neighborhood - a person we find suspicious - that person has the right to beat us senseless? And if we have a gun we should do the world a favor and shoot ourselves? Gimme a break.
224 posted on 04/11/2012 12:37:42 PM PDT by GOPJ (Hoodies - because you can't kill a security camera for snitchin' - - freeper tacticalogic)
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To: goseminoles
Thanks, I was under the impression it was to be Friday, why, I don't know:)

At any rate I will wait to hear it from her mouth and not from some anonymous source that always seems to pop up in the MSM.

225 posted on 04/11/2012 12:37:56 PM PDT by calex59
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To: TigersEye

I wholeheartedly agree, everything you can do with a ruler and a compass you can do with the compass alone.


226 posted on 04/11/2012 12:38:38 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: AtlasStalled

George Zimmerman is guilty of Homicide....the taking of a human life. His defense is that the homicide was justifiable because he was in fear of his life.

Were I George, I would stay away from a jury trial because of the high probably of jury nulification of that defense and a populist lynching egged on by the race baiters.....

Otta teach George a lesson about being a Democrat at any rate.....


227 posted on 04/11/2012 12:39:31 PM PDT by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry bear formerly known as..........Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: snarkytart

No I am seeing the big picture.

No Doubt the race hustlers are out trying to cause the same old rabble they always do, but that doesn’t mean that Zimmerman has no culpability.

Sharpton, Jackson, Et Al are idiots, but they have always been idiots.

However, just because they are idiots does not mean Zimmerman has no culpability in the situation his actions helped create. He’s likely going to face manslaughter charges and he should.

Has nothing to do with the MSM, or Obama, or Jackson, has to do with the law. No doubt its a difficult case, but its not one that is without merit. 2 fundamental facts are out there, Zimmerman killed the kid, and that would not have happened had he not decided to take matters into his own hands and escalate things.

The cops who originally wanted him charged, before anyone knew the name of the guy or his victim, yes, they were all racists and race baiters (Rolling Eyes).. Be serious will you. DA makes final call on whether to press charges, but that doesn’t mean the DA has no oversight, or cannot be overruled by others.

The DA made a bad call from the get go IMHO. Now whether this guy winds up convicted, who knows, but he should stand trial for his actions. Personally I think he will be convicted, and not because of race hustlers, but because he made a series of horrifically dumb decisions that lead to the death of another human being.


228 posted on 04/11/2012 12:39:55 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: AtlasStalled

I’m curious of the ethnicity of this Angela Corey Special Prosecutor woman. He is being hailed as a tough, no nonsense career prosecutor, but they also say she was fired in Jacksonville (she says it was “political”). They have sliced and diced Zimmerman’s ethnicity and based “hate crime” allegations thereon, but it would seem that her ethnicity is also an issue (especially if she goes the “wrong” way). She looks White, but so did the Brown Zimmerman after media photoshopped it to make his Orange shirt look Pink and his face look fat and WHITE!!


229 posted on 04/11/2012 12:40:54 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Lazamataz; HamiltonJay
I wholeheartedly agree. The second amendment says nothing about the right to being an idiot.

Oh c'mon Laz, it's right next to the privacy and separation clause.

230 posted on 04/11/2012 12:42:13 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: Lazamataz
Quit wholeheartedly agreeing with everything.

 

It's just wrong - for the Laz to use "wholeheartedly" knowing he knows we know he thinks we are thinking of hole.

And Lazamataz and hole leads us to think what? Yeah, that's right.

 
I'd hit it.


You should stop that. Don't you agree?

231 posted on 04/11/2012 12:42:13 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: AtlasStalled
Buy more guns!

Buy more ammo!

232 posted on 04/11/2012 12:42:41 PM PDT by upchuck (Need is not an acceptable lifestyle choice; dependent is not a career. ~ Dr. Tim Nerenz)
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To: HamiltonJay
ALL of this has nothing to do with Zimmermans actions.

it has everything to do with repealing the citizens 2nd ammendment right to self defense

233 posted on 04/11/2012 12:43:30 PM PDT by KTM rider
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To: ZX12R

Yes, none of it happend... Zimmerman just sat in his car, and Trayvon walked up, dragged him from it and started beating him.(rolling eyes)

Sorry, but if you think Zimmerman didn’t leave his vehicle, against better judgement, Neighborhood Watch recommended procedures and even the advice of the dispatch operator and attempted to pursue the kid, you have got a pretty damned good supplier to suspend reality so completely.

He’s on the record admitting to it.


234 posted on 04/11/2012 12:43:54 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Halls

if she packs the jury with all blacks, he’ll be convicted...if he gets a jury of his peers, all it takes if for one person to be brave....


235 posted on 04/11/2012 12:44:29 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Lazamataz; TigersEye
I wholeheartedly agree, everything you can do with a ruler and a compass you can do with the compass alone.

Bill Preston??

236 posted on 04/11/2012 12:45:41 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: MinuteGal
"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."

Unfortunately agree. It is already clear to any potential juror that they must convict Zimmerman or they will be convicted by the NBPP, the MSM, and the mob. It doesn't matter what the facts may show, Zimmerman is already guilty - it is for the greater good of the Obama reelection campaign.

237 posted on 04/11/2012 12:46:18 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Lazamataz

Oh stop it.


238 posted on 04/11/2012 12:46:38 PM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: Williams
indicating he was not completely overpowered.

One well placed blow could change that.

239 posted on 04/11/2012 12:47:18 PM PDT by kanawa
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To: stephenjohnbanker
You recognized that I'm a free man so I don't even care about the death warrant.
You made my day. Now get off my lawn! ;^)

They civilize left, they civilize right.
They civilize freedom 'til no one is free.
No one except, by coincidence, ME!

240 posted on 04/11/2012 12:49:10 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: HamiltonJay

You are on ignore, and Laz wholeheartedly agrees.


241 posted on 04/11/2012 12:49:10 PM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: HamiltonJay

“but because he made a series of horrifically dumb decisions that lead to the death of another human being.”

Your logic is horribly flawed. Are you contending that because person x initiates event A, in a series of events (A, B, C, D, E), he is ultimately responsible for event E?

If I sell a hammer to someone who lends it to a friend, and that friend uses it to bash someone’s head in am I responsible?

In the context of this case, if Zimmerman leaves his vehicle, loses Martin, and is assaulted on his way back to his truck is he responsible for Martin’s death?


242 posted on 04/11/2012 12:49:36 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: DonaldC
the only way I could see charges being filed... is if Zimmerman said there was a struggle over the gun to police, and forensic tests found that Martin never touched the gun as Zimmerman claimed (no idea if he did).

Being caught in a lie like that would justify charges, otherwise I can't see it.

243 posted on 04/11/2012 12:49:45 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: HamiltonJay

How do you feel about these cases? In the last one - where the white young people were tortured, raped and murdered, the blacks might get off... How does that feel to you?

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On March 14 in Tulsa, Okla., a white couple suffered a home invasion by Tyrone Woodfork, a 20-year-old black man. Ninety-year-old Bob Strait suffered a broken jaw and broken ribs in the attack. His 85-year-old wife, Nancy, was sexually assaulted and battered to death, ending their 65-year marriage.

On March 4, two black Kansas City, Mo., youths doused a 13-year-old boy in gasoline and set him on fire, telling him, “You get what you deserve, white boy.” Last summer, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel ordered an emergency shutdown of the beaches in Chicago because mobs of blacks were terrorizing white families.

Several years ago, in Knoxville, Tenn., a young white couple was kidnapped by four blacks. The girl was forced to witness her boyfriend’s rape, torture and subsequent murder before she was raped, tortured and murdered. Before disposing of her body, the three men and one woman poured bleach or some other cleaning agent down her throat in an effort to destroy DNA evidence. A jury found the four guilty, and they were sentenced, but because of the judge’s drug use, a retrial is being considered.

None of those black-on-white atrocities made anywhere near the news that the Trayvon Martin case made, and it’s deliberate. Editors for the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times and the Chicago Tribune admitted to deliberately censoring information about black crime for political reasons


244 posted on 04/11/2012 12:50:12 PM PDT by GOPJ (Hoodies - because you can't kill a security camera for snitchin' - - freeper tacticalogic)
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To: shhrubbery!

I wholey agree Zimmerman was under no requirement to follow the advice of the dispatcher. Never said he was legally obligated to follow their advice.

What I said was, he chose not to follow that advice, just like he chose to leave his vehicle in the first place, instead of just calling it in and waiting.

Zimmerman’s got culpability here, trying to claim otherwise is just living in denial.

Zimmerman should face manslaughter charges, and frankly, I suspect he’s going to lose. Time will tell.


245 posted on 04/11/2012 12:50:15 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Las Vegas Ron

I know right where that is.


246 posted on 04/11/2012 12:50:17 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (I believe in Cap and Trade. I know, I know... Cap spending and trade Obama!)
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To: Keith in Iowa
Charged with what offense???

Embarrassing the DA, becoming a political football, whatever.

247 posted on 04/11/2012 12:50:58 PM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: AtlasStalled

If sentenced to prison, for protection will George Zimmerman join a white or hispanic prison gang?


248 posted on 04/11/2012 12:51:09 PM PDT by redreno (Americans don't go Gault. Americans go Postal.)
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To: AtlasStalled

So many things wrong with this whole affair

1. Blown out of proportion
2. Grandstanding
3. Political agenda
4. Mob rule
5. Miscarriage of justice
6. Who would want to be on the jury unless he was convinced of guilt to be empaneled.
7. Who on the jury could have a life after a finding of not guilty
8. Rodney King all over but being made a national scale topic
9. Hope this spreads and we have the war that is long overdue... terrible but necessary.
10. Ruined lives


249 posted on 04/11/2012 12:51:55 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: HamiltonJay
.....does not mean Zimmerman has no culpability in the situation his actions helped create.

What situation did he (Zimmerman) help to create?

If you saw a suspicious person in your neighborhood and kept an eye on him is that creating a situation?

If he attacks you, have your rights to self defense somehow been negated because you were watching him?

Isn't this the Government that keeps telling us over and over, in fact it is their slogan, if you see something say something?

Or does that only appy to White, Christian, returning Military Vets?

250 posted on 04/11/2012 12:52:16 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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