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Detective in Zimmerman case said he was pressured to file charges
Miami Herald ^ | 7/12/2012

Posted on 07/14/2012 4:41:33 AM PDT by Altura Ct.

The lead Sanford Police investigator who sought manslaughter charges against George Zimmerman told the FBI that a sergeant and two other officers tried to pressure him into making an arrest in the controversial case — even though he didn’t think there was enough evidence.

...Telling the FBI that he was concerned that people inside the police department were leaking information, Serino cited Sgt. Arthur Barnes, officers Rebecca Villalona and Trekelle Perkins “as all pressuring him to file charges against Zimmerman after the incident,” an FBI report said. “Serino did not believe he had enough evidence at the time to file charges.”

The summary of Serino’s statement does not mention the race of the officers who allegedly pressured him, but sources told The Miami Herald that Barnes and Perkins are black, and Villalona is married to an African-American man. All three, the source said, had been called in by their supervisor and questioned about leaking information in the case...

...Records released Thursday show that Sgt. Barnes, a 25-year veteran of the department, told the FBI that he believed the black community would be “in an uproar” if Zimmerman was not charged. “The community will be satisfied if an arrest takes place,” the FBI quoted him saying. Barnes “felt the shooting was not racially motivated, but it was a man shooting an unarmed kid.”

(Excerpt) Read more at miamiherald.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: banglist; trayvonmartin

1 posted on 07/14/2012 4:41:38 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Altura Ct.

Zimmerman will make so much money in his lawsuits, it will make the PayPal defense fund money look like cab fare.


2 posted on 07/14/2012 4:48:13 AM PDT by montag813
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To: Altura Ct.

Seems like the one getting their civil rights violated is George Zimmerman


3 posted on 07/14/2012 4:51:39 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Romney has foreign assets.....Obama has foreign birth certifcates)
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To: Altura Ct.

The whole thing is a farce being played out to soothe the ruffled feathers of the black community of Sanford.

Trayvon was a young up and coming criminal cut off before his criminal career could blossom into the full fledged ,highly profitable, life of a drug-dealer sans Burglar.


4 posted on 07/14/2012 4:52:36 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Altura Ct.
...sources told The Miami Herald that Barnes and Perkins are black, and Villalona is married to an African-American man.

Racists, bolstered by Holder and Obama.

5 posted on 07/14/2012 4:55:05 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: Altura Ct.
Sanford Police has been corrupt for a long time.
It is well known here in central Florida.
The police chief that was just let go just came on board to try to fix the problem. He had an impossible job.
6 posted on 07/14/2012 4:58:35 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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To: Altura Ct.

It’s frightening to read the story and see the nonsensical things they strain to sound incriminating.

That Z feared for his life after the shooting? Duh. Oh yeah, his mother beating him as a kid is relevant. /s. The mother of a witness says the witness was pressured. Oy, they still are trying to pretend Z was on top of Trayvon!

And isn’t it touching that in this awful white racist world where whites supposedly have it all over blacks, you had no less than 3 police who were black or married to a black, all lobbying to arrest Z for purely racist reasons.

And I love the recitation of someone who didn’t “think” Z had a broken nose (he was just grunting in pain) as if that matters when he DID have a broken nose.


7 posted on 07/14/2012 4:58:52 AM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: raybbr

enabled


8 posted on 07/14/2012 5:00:00 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Venturer
"Trayvon was a young up and coming criminal."

You got that right. If he had been half as good as Al Dullton & Jessie (James) Jackson tried to convey then he would have been in school in Miami and not in Sanford. He was a THUG and they know it. Just the usual Tawanda Browley CRAP.

9 posted on 07/14/2012 5:02:24 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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To: Altura Ct.

In the end the evidence will not matter. Zimmerman must be punished for killing one of Americas most coddled and protected minorities. One of Obama’s peeps. His life is ruined. A conviction on ANYTHING will throw any civil suits out the window, and they will keep charging him (just like the Rodney King officers) until something sticks.


10 posted on 07/14/2012 5:09:58 AM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: Venturer

It goes WAY beyond just the “black community of Sanford”; the national racist/race-baiters/shakedown artists/criminals/thugs/punks/Whitey-haters industry-cabal are deeply-involved and fully-invested in this (possible) race-war-triggering event.


11 posted on 07/14/2012 5:16:31 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs and most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: Altura Ct.
Swap the races, and place this somewhere in the deep south, and the feds would be riding their horses in to town to save the day.

Zimmerman never thought he would be rung up like this, on a night out when he was just bustin up a chifforobe.

12 posted on 07/14/2012 5:17:09 AM PDT by Paradox (I want Obama defeated. Period.)
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To: MtBaldy
You are one of the few who sees what is actually happening. Zimmerman will get a show trial in a kangeroo court, convicted and sent to prison for a long time.Facts, the law, and evidence no longer matter. What matters is the message gets sent loud and clear, that no one defends themselves, no matter what the consequences of not doing so lead to from one of Holder's people.

Zimmerman is not in trouble for what he did, but who he done it to.

13 posted on 07/14/2012 5:25:24 AM PDT by sport
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To: sport
I went to Sanford Naval Academy as a teen for two years

It was a long time ago in the 1960's but at that time it was a town on a big lake and an era with black neighborhoods defined white and black

If Sanford is close to what it was I would go to trial in Sanford or many other Florida cities.

14 posted on 07/14/2012 5:32:21 AM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: Altura Ct.

Right from the beginning, this poor bast*rd has been railroaded with but one purpose in mind - to appease a corrupt, fundamentally dishonest, and violent Black mob.

It’s been a shameful exercise right from the get-go.


15 posted on 07/14/2012 6:08:03 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: sport

It sucks to be white in the Chocolate Reich.


16 posted on 07/14/2012 6:34:42 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: Williams

“Oy, they still are trying to pretend Z was on top of Trayvon!”

It’s the OJ jury mentality all over again. It’s a bit hard to get the back of your jacket wet and the back of your head smashed against the sidewalk if you’re on top. Did you see that dad Martin got his Crips gang tatoo covered up?

http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2012/07/14/update-33-trayvon-martin-shooting-the-bloom-is-off-the-ruse-the-gang-connections/


17 posted on 07/14/2012 7:19:14 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Altura Ct.
The white cop who was pressured by two black cops - pressured to arrest Zimmerman (when he didn't feel the facts warranted that)- has been demoted to night patrol...
18 posted on 07/14/2012 7:41:15 AM PDT by GOPJ (Innocent people dying was the objective of Fast and Furious......... Ann Coulter)
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To: Altura Ct.
The white cop who was pressured by two black cops - pressured to arrest Zimmerman (when he didn't feel the facts warranted an arrest)- has been demoted to night patrol...

Had two white cops pressured a black cop - it would have been news - especially if the black cop was riding night patrol because he didn't give in...

19 posted on 07/14/2012 7:43:19 AM PDT by GOPJ (Innocent people dying was the objective of Fast and Furious......... Ann Coulter)
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To: MikeSteelBe

Amen!


20 posted on 07/14/2012 8:09:50 AM PDT by sport
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To: Altura Ct.

I do not understand! It was reported in the news that he wanted to prefer charges and the other officers wanted to let hin go. Which is right? Please tell me. Which is right?


21 posted on 07/14/2012 11:48:19 AM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: Venturer

Trayvon was a young up and coming criminal cut off before his criminal career could blossom into the full fledged ,highly profitable, life of a drug-dealer sans Burglar.

Who KNOWS what he might have accomplished if he had lived? He might have gone into space and stolen the mirror out of the Hubble Space Telescope! “WORLD’S FIRST ASTRO-BURGLAR!” /s;)


22 posted on 07/14/2012 1:24:35 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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