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  • Where was the Reverend Al when police killed Hispanic Iraq war vet Jose Guerena?

    03/24/2012 1:20:13 AM PDT · by jay0718 · 9 replies
    Generation Snooki ^ | March 24, 2012 | Jay Stephenson
    Where was the Reverend Al when police killed Hispanic Iraq war vet Jose Guerena? Jay Stephenson March 24 2012 On May 5 last year, former Marine and Iraq war veteran Jose Guerena was just minding his business before police raided his Arizona home and opened fire, releasing more than 70 rounds in 7 seconds while his wife Vanessa and 4-year old son listened from a nearby closet. Armed with SWAT gear and an armored carrier, police no knock raided the Guerena home searching for illegal drugs that were never found. He was suspected of taking part in a marijuana...
  • Names of six jurors who acquitted George Zimmerman made public

    04/04/2014 9:28:28 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 105 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | April 3, 2014 | Jeff Weiner and Rene Stutzman
    The names of the six-member jury panel that acquitted George Zimmerman in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin have been made public for the first time, after a new court order, records show. Circuit Judge Debra Nelson, who had previously ordered the jurors' identifying information be kept confidential, granted access to the names in a ruling March 21.
  • Gary Stein: Time to make George Zimmerman disappear

    04/01/2014 5:18:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Context Florida ^ | March 31, 2014 | Gary Stein
    Florida is ground zero for the weird and unusual, but there are many people, places and events that Florida can point to with pride: Gov. Reubin Askew, our world-class beaches, beautiful wetlands, Disney World, Gasparilla and our universities’ title-winning athletic teams. But George Zimmerman is not something we’re proud of. For those people who have not listened to any form of media for the last few years, George Zimmerman is best known as the neighborhood watchman-turned-vigilante who shot and killed an unarmed 16-year old by the name of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman played police, judge and jury, assuming Trayvon was “up...
  • Ministers Form National Task Force to Repeal ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws

    03/28/2014 12:21:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Afro American ^ | March 28, 2014 | Maria Adebola
    Trayvon Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton, speaks about her support to eradicate "stand your ground" laws. Enough is enough, says Rev. Dr. R.B. Holmes, noting the list of young Black people dead or in jail in states where “stand your ground” laws are in place. “Our young Black boys are being senselessly killed just for being Black teenagers,” said Holmes, who on March 25 announced the formation of the National Pastor’s Task Force, a nation wide coalition of 40 Black ministers who want to repeal or revise “stand your ground” laws. “We have begun the fight in Florida and pledge to...
  • Zimmerman civil rights violations ruling coming soon? Holder hints Trayvon murder decision coming

    03/26/2014 7:00:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Sports World News ^ | March 20, 2014 | Glenn Minnis
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder strongly hinted on Thursday that the government will soon determine if George Zimmerman will face federal civil rights charges in the 2012 killing of Trayvon Martin. A self-appointed neighborhood watch patrolman, Zimmerman was acquitted by a Florida jury of murder charges last year and soon thereafter the federal government announced that the Justice Department would be probing the case for any civil rights violations that might have occurred. The 17-year-old Martin was unarmed and just steps away from the doorsteps of his father's gated community home when Zimmerman ignored a police dispatcher's stern advice to...
  • “Stand Your Ground” Nation: America used to value the concept of retreat. Now we just shoot.

    03/26/2014 5:51:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    Slate ^ | February 25, 2014 | Dahlia Lithwick
    Ever since George Zimmerman gunned down Trayvon Martin in his Sanford, Fla., gated community, it’s become an article of faith that the rash of lethal shootings in public places—from the Florida moviegoer who was killed after a texting and popcorn-throwing incident to Jordan Davis, shot in his car at a Jacksonville, Fla., gas station to last week’s lethal shooting in an Arizona Walmart—is attributable to the “stand your ground” laws enacted over the past decade in 26 states across the country. Aggressive human interaction, post-Trayvon, now follows a painfully familiar pattern: An altercation occurs. Someone says he feared for his...
  • Poll Results: Just 11% of Black Youths Say Life Is Better For Them Under Obama…

    03/07/2014 8:31:48 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    Rightwing News ^ | 3/6/14 | Tiffiny Ruegner
    These results from Rasmussen poll done March 2-3 have got to be disconcerting for Obama. Obama’s voter base is unhappy with their life under Obama. President Obama is going to have to do a whole lot more than promise to make things better for young blacks under his new “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative, because 71 percent of voters in a new poll say life for the group is the same or worse than before he came into office. Rasmussen Reports reveals that just 16 percent of likely voters believe life for young blacks has improved since Obama’s 2008 election, while...
  • Wife says Alan Grayson shoved her during domestic incident

    03/04/2014 5:23:50 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | March 4 2014 | By Jeff Weiner
    A judge has granted a temporary protective injunction against U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson after his wife filed paperwork accusing the Orlando congressman of shoving and injuring her during an incident this past weekend.... Her complaint alleges that "from time to time" in the past, her husband "has battered [her] and the parties' minor children," though she has not previously sought an injunction against him.
  • Wife says Alan Grayson shoved her during domestic incident

    03/04/2014 2:51:38 PM PST · by ruralvoter · 113 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 3/4/14 | Jeff Weiner
    A judge has granted a temporary protective injunction against U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, after his wife filed paperwork accusing the Orlando congressman of shoving and injuring her during an incident this weekend. Lolita Grayson's petition for the injunction, dated Monday, says her husband pushed her against a door, causing her to fall to the ground, during a confrontation Saturday at their home on Oak Park Road, near Windermere. /snip After she refused, retrieved his mail and asked him to leave, Alan Grayson "then deliberately and with force pushed [Lolita Grayson] very hard against the front door, causing [her] to fall...
  • Trayvon Martin's Mother, At UConn, Challenges 'Stand Your Ground'

    03/03/2014 11:35:39 AM PST · by Ray76 · 37 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | Mar 1, 2014 | Daniela Altimari and Rose Lichtenfels
    ... The case highlighted Florida's "stand your ground" law, which makes it easier for individuals to use deadly force in self defense by removing the shooter's duty to retreat from a confrontation. She began her speech by noting that Connecticut law does not have a similar "stand your ground" provision. That, she said, is a good thing. "It does not work, it is not fair and that's the reason why my purpose, my life work, is to go around the country" and push for the repeal of such policies, she said.
  • Florida lawmakers vote to expand ‘stand your ground’ law

    02/22/2014 12:59:00 AM PST · by kingattax · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2-21-14 | Liz Goodwin
    Less than a week after Michael Dunn was not convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of an unarmed teenager, a bipartisan group of Florida lawmakers passed a bill out of committee on Thursday that would expand the state’s controversial “stand your ground” law. Dunn, 47, was charged with murdering 17-year-old Jordan Davis outside a convenience store last year. Dunn said he feared for his life after he asked Davis and three other teenagers to turn down the music in their car. He claimed he saw a shotgun in their car and then fired 10 shots, three of which...
  • College to award annual Trayvon Martin Award for Social Justice

    02/21/2014 8:09:52 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 33 replies ^ | 2/21/14 |
    College to award annual Trayvon Martin Award for Social Justice Jordan-Zachery wants to make sure the award effectively serves as a “memory of victims of racism and other forms of oppression in the United States.” The Providence College Black Studies Program e-mailed students, faculty, and administrators Tuesday to renew an award called the Trayvon Martin Award for Social Justice.
  • Derrick Ashong: Why I Interviewed George Zimmerman (Opinion)

    02/18/2014 7:29:21 PM PST · by kristinn · 14 replies
    Fusion ^ | Tuesday, February 18, 2014 | Derrick Ashong
    What is the job of the media? Are we here to reflect public opinion or to shape it? Are we the impartial referees of society, or do we pick sides and play as rough as the next guy? In a world where anyone with an idea and an internet connection can impact public discourse for better or worse, who exactly "is" the media and what is our role in telling the stories that matter most? Last week, I interviewed George Zimmerman, who was accused and acquitted of the murder of African-American teen Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida. I am not...
  • Why Are White Men Like Michael Dunn So Angry?

    02/17/2014 7:34:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    The Root ^ | February 17, 2014 | Travis L. Gosa, Ph.D.
    A crisis in white masculinity is killing black teenagers and, history says, the violence is likely to continue. Why are so many white men like Michael Dunn angry? Dunn, the man found guilty Saturday on three counts of attempted second-degree murder for shooting into a car full of black teenagers at a Jacksonville, Fla., gas station after an argument over loud rap music—but not convicted of the murder of Jordan Davis, the 17-year-old slain in the incident—provides some answers. Like Trayvon Martin’s killer, George Zimmerman, Dunn’s case represents the rage felt by many angry white men in America. During his...
  • George Zimmerman: I’m President Obama's ‘scapegoat’

    02/17/2014 2:53:32 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 55 replies ^ | February 17, 2014 | JOSE DELREAL
    George Zimmerman on Monday accused President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder of making a “scapegoat” of him but that he does not know why they would do so. In an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, Zimmerman said he believes that in his trial for the killing of Florida teen Trayvon Martin he faced a “miscarriage of justice,” and he described himself as a “scapegoat.” “A scapegoat for [what]?” Cuomo asked. “The government, the president, the attorney general,” responded Zimmerman, who was acquitted in the trial. “I don’t know what they’re thinking or why they’re thinking it, all I...
  • No, Florida's Stand Your Ground Law Did Not Determine Either Zimmerman or Dunn Cases

    02/17/2014 9:32:50 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    ABC ^ | 2/17/14 | Dan Abrams
    As in the case of George Zimmerman, acquitted in the killing of Trayvon Martin, the public outrage was often directed or misdirected, at the Florida law. Many, including legal commentators who should know better, repeatedly citing the statute as a crucial issue in both cases. And yet neither defendant invoked the controversial aspects of Florida's law. In fact, both defendants argued basic self defense law that would have been similar in just about every state in the nation. The relevant portion of the law of self defense in Florida reads: "A person is justified in the use of deadly force...
  • George Zimmerman: God is 'the only judge that I have to answer to'

    02/17/2014 4:15:12 AM PST · by Innovative · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb 17, 2014 | Catherine E. Shoichet
    And now, the man who once aspired to become a police officer tells CNN he's hoping to go back to school and pursue a career as a lawyer "to stop the miscarriage of justice." During his interview with CNN, Zimmerman's girlfriend and her young daughter wouldn't leave his side. In an interview that aired on the Spanish-language Univision network Sunday, Zimmerman said he was unemployed, had a personal debt of $2.5 million and wasn't receiving any government benefits.
  • George Zimmerman says he’s homeless and suffering from PTSD: report

    02/16/2014 9:07:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | February 15, 2014 | Joel Landau
    George Zimmerman says his problems continue. He told a Spanish language television station he is now homeless, battling post-traumatic stress disorder, more than $2 million in debt and lives in fear for his life. Zimmerman opened up on the Univision television show "Aquí y Ahora" (Here and Now) that will air Sunday on the Spanish language station at 7 p.m. Zimmerman also discussed his well-known struggle with 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, an African-American teen who was walking in Zimmerman's neighborhood in Sanford, Fla., on Feb. 26, 2012. After he called the cops, the two got into a fight that ended with...
  • GZ Interview With Univision Translated Transcript

    02/16/2014 9:46:00 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 12 replies
    Univision ^ | 2/17/2014 | Jose Zamora
    Below is the English translation of Univision’s interview with George Zimmerman . Following the English translation, please find the Spanish transcript of the interview. If you have any questions, please contact
  • George Zimmerman’s boxing match with rapper DMX canceled

    02/09/2014 11:18:01 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Bay News 9 ^ | Sunday, February 09, 2014, 10:28 AM
    A celebrity boxing match involving George Zimmerman has been called off. […] Damon Feldman, the owner of Celebrity Boxing, said Zimmerman was the wrong person to put in the ring and define celebrity boxing, because he’d rather “make people happy.” …
  • Rev. Al Sharpton Speaks Out Against George Zimmerman and DMX Boxing Match

    02/07/2014 6:38:53 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    ...celebrity boxing promoter Damon Feldman says he got Zimmerman to agree to engage in a celebrity boxing match for charity. However Sharpton, the civil rights activist and leader of the National Action Network, is warning people against being quick to label Zimmerman a celebrity. "We must be very careful not to glorify or in any way sidestep the implications of making someone whose only claim to fame was killing an unarmed young man named Trayvon Martin into a cultural celebrity or hero," Sharpton told CNN. "It is perfectly legal for him to exploit his fame but we should never forget...
  • George Zimmerman set to fight rapper DMX in celeb boxing match

    02/05/2014 4:35:49 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 46 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | February 5, 2014 | Doug Saffir
    <p>It seems like a lot of people are eager to throw a punch at George Zimmerman.</p> <p>At least, that's how Celebrity Boxing owner Damon Feldman made it sound when he told CNN that, within an hour of opening applications to challenge Zimmerman, he had more than 8,000 people eager to share the ring.</p>
  • On Second Thought, George Zimmerman Accepting Celebrity Boxing Challenge Is Pure Genius

    02/02/2014 12:44:51 PM PST · by IChing · 29 replies ^ | 2/2/14 | Donald Joy
    “Laaaadieeess aaaaand gentlemeennnnn!!! In this coah-nah, from the great state of sunny Flo-rid-aahh, weighing in at 190 pounds of solid tamales, not to be confused with a ‘Gorgeous George’ of anoth-ahh er-ahh, the one and only neigh-bah-hood watchman ex-tra-oah-din-aire—-Creeeeepyyyy–Aaaaasss Crack-aaaaaahhh!!!!” That’s how I imagine should be the proper, time-honored and traditional circus-like bellowing style of the announcer for what promises to be the Main Event of 2014, the Fight of the Century, the tabloid armageddon that could just make us all forget about Justin Bieber for at least a little while. I saw the story in my email inbox, featured...
  • Dinesh D’Souza’s Indictment and Double Standards

    02/01/2014 7:45:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 02/01/2014 | Matthew Vadum
    The Obama administration’s indictment of critic Dinesh D’Souza on campaign finance law violations is a reminder that it’s dangerous to be in the opposition when the president is a lawless strongman who knows the media will protect him no matter what. Democratic malefactors remained at large on Friday as D’Souza pleaded not guilty to charges that he directed two individuals to each make $10,000 donations to the campaign of Wendy Long, an unsuccessful Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, on the understanding he would reimburse them, which he did not long after.The court in New York reportedly imposed unusually tough...
  • George Zimmerman to fight in celebrity boxing match

    01/31/2014 6:20:27 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    George Zimmerman has agreed to participate in a celebrity boxing match, ABC Action News has confirmed with the fight promoter. According to TMZ, which reported the news Thursday evening, an opponent has not been selected for the March 1 bout and Zimmerman plans to donate any earnings to charity.
  • Zimmerman Continues to Be a Horrible Person; Mocks Prosecutor w/Painting, Faces More Legal Troubles

    01/26/2014 2:34:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    The Source ^ | January 26, 2014 | April Dawn
    George Zimmerman continues to be an attention starved horrible human being. Zimmerman has continued to keep himself in the public eye since being acquitted of the murder of Trayvon Martin–and now he wants us to know that even he thinks the justice system is a joke. Just a month ago, in between run ins with the police, Zimmerman decided he fancied himself a painter and sold a painting on eBay. It was an American flag, with the words “God One Nation with Liberty and Justice For All.” It sold for $100,099.99. His follow up painting is even more appalling, classless,...
  • Obama: 'To Anyone Out There Who Has Ever Been Assaulted ... I’ve Got Your Back'

    01/26/2014 12:50:36 PM PST · by Texas Eagle · 67 replies ^ | 1/26/14 | Jeryl Bier
    President Obama made a rather sweeping statement in his weekly address as his administration launches the White House Task Force on Protecting Students from Sexual Assault. In a show of support to victims of assault, the president said: To anyone out there who has ever been assaulted: You are not alone. We have your back. I’ve got your back. The White House blog gives a fuller description of the president's message: In his weekly address, President Obama said that the Administration has taken another important step to protect women at college by establishing the White House Task Force on Protecting...
  • George Zimmerman rips prosecutor Angela Corey in new painting

    01/23/2014 5:31:16 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/22/14 | Stephanie Gallman
    George Zimmerman, who sold his first painting on eBay for a whopping $100,000, is at it again. And this time his subject is the woman who charged him with second-degree murder: Special Prosecutor Angela Corey. The painting, a swirl of bright red and yellow, shows Corey with her fingers pinched. The caption, in all caps, says, "I have this much respect for the American judicial system - Angie C."
  • Church replaces Jesus with Trayvon Martin

    01/16/2014 6:06:31 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    The title "A Child is Born, a Son is Given" is next to the Nativity scene where Trayvon Martin takes the place of baby Jesus. The Nativity scene was made by artist John Zachary to show the effect of gun violence.  Zachary has made controversial nativity scenes in the past, but this might be the most controversial to date. Trayvon Martin is slumped over wearing a black hoodie, around him blood pools onto straw.  The Nativity scene is located at the Claremont United Methodist Church, and it is not a hit with everybody.  People took to Facebook to express their opinions. ...
  • Trayvon Martin's mother to lead racial profiling discussion at University of Utah

    01/10/2014 1:17:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | January 9, 2014 | Matt Mauney
    The mother of Trayvon Martin will participate in a University of Utah public discussion on Jan. 16 during a weeklong celebration of Martin Luther King Jr., KTVX-TV reports. Sybrina Fulton is scheduled to speak at the university's Union Ballroom for the 30th annual Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This year's theme is "Beneath the Hoodie: A Look at Racial Profiling in America." Fulton's son, a 17-year-old black Miami high-school student, was fatally shot in February 2012 by George Zimmerman. A jury in Seminole County acquitted Zimmerman in July of murder. The case stirred...
  • Holder's New School Discipline Guidelines: Stop Targeting Minorities

    01/08/2014 3:11:18 PM PST · by EinNYC · 38 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 8 Jan 2014 | KIMBERLY HEFLING
    WASHINGTON The Obama administration is urging schools to abandon overly zealous discipline policies that civil rights advocates have long said lead to a school-to-prison pipeline that discriminates against minority students. The wide-ranging series of guidelines issued Wednesday in essence tells schools that they must adhere to the principle of fairness and equity in student discipline or face strong action if they don't. The American Civil Liberties Union called the recommendations "ground-breaking."
  • Identity Of Trayvon Martin's 'Cousin' Questioned

    01/04/2014 7:19:40 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 32 replies ^ | January 2, 2014 | Michell Eloy
    WABE and other local news organizations last month aired a story on a state senator’s rally to end Georgia’s Stand Your Ground law. At the Dec. 11 event, a man claiming to be Trayvon Martin’s cousin spoke to a crowd of about 200 gathered at First Iconium Baptist Church near Grant Park. The man, Patrick Fulton, used his speech to implore those in attendance to help repeal the law, saying because of Stand Your Ground, he’d never again get to spend time with his cousin. “We got to work together. We got to stand. We got to work with Sen....
  • Church Displays Bleeding Trayvon Martin Nativity Scene

    12/26/2013 8:37:05 AM PST · by Morgana · 54 replies
    breitbart ^ | Elizabeth Sheld
    Outside the Claremont United Methodist Church is a nativity scene with a bleeding Trayvon Martin. The California Church has turned their nativity scene "into a piece of art that comments on our times" for the last seven years. John Zachary, the artist, told me the acquittal in July of George Zimmerman, who fatally shot the 17-year-old African-American in 2012, struck him as a worthy subject for Christmas comment. For one thing, the backdrop to the Christmas story is the slaughter by King Herod of all infants in Bethlehem, a barbarous attempt to kill the Messiah.
  • Report: George Zimmerman original artwork going for nearly 100K on eBay

    12/17/2013 1:40:54 PM PST · by imardmd1 · 63 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 17, 2013 | N/A
    George Zimmerman, the man acquitted of murder in July in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, is selling an original canvas painting on eBay, according to a report. According to the report, Zimmerman's brother confirmed the authenticity of the eBay listing, which is for a painting of a blue U.S. flag featuring the words "God, One Nation, with Liberty and Justice for All," in white letters.
  • George Zimmerman selling artwork...bids have reached $100,000 []

    12/17/2013 2:52:48 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/17/13 | Joshua Gardner
    George Zimmerman is selling an original painting on eBay and with several days remaining on the auction, bids on the former neighborhood watch captain’s art had reached $100,000. The Florida man posted his painting Monday, less than a week after domestic abuse charges against him were dropped when his girlfriend Samantha Scheibe chose not to pursue them....
  • George Zimmerman lists painting on eBay to thousands of dollars in bids

    12/16/2013 4:48:20 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Monday, December 16, 2013, 7:31 PM | Nina Golgowski /
    The signed painting of a blue American flag was listed Monday with a starting bid of $50 before easily rising to an astonishing $15,000 while under the user name 'theRealGeorgeZ.'
  • I am Pulling for George Zimmerman

    12/17/2013 12:42:12 PM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 December, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    <p>I have been observing and writing about the George Zimmerman digital lynching from very early on.   As I monitor and write about self defense stories, I caught an early version of the events in  Sanford, Florida.  The story said that a black teenager had been shot in self defense.  A picture was included.   Reading the story, I concluded that the picture was that of the black teenager that had been shot.  I was wrong.   The picture was of George Zimmerman.</p>
  • Bids for George Zimmerman artwork near $100,000

    12/17/2013 7:22:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | December 17, 2013 | Vivian Kuo
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)George Zimmerman can now add "painter" to his resume after the former neighborhood watchman purportedly listed an original painting on eBay. The 18-by-24-inch canvas features a blue, waving American flag with the words, "God, one nation, with liberty and justice for all" emblazoned across it. The auction was posted Monday at a starting bid of 99 cents and is scheduled to end Saturday. As of Tuesday morning, 98 bids were logged for the painting, ratcheting the price up to $99,966. The next bid would top $100,000. Zimmerman's brother, Robert Zimmerman Jr., confirmed that George painted the piece. "Everyone has been...
  • 'If I had a Son': Race, Guns, and the Railroading of George Zimmerman {CSPAN video}

    12/15/2013 12:36:12 PM PST · by virgil283 · 22 replies ^ | 15 Dec 2013 | Jack Cashill
    "The latest book by Jack Cashill uses the Zimmerman case to explain how the left gins up a story in order to serve the narrative they need to create at the time." CSPAN2 --1hr:19min video
  • World premiere: ‘Ballad for Trayvon Martin’ at Princeton University(barf alert)

    12/09/2013 8:21:00 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/5/2013 | Eric Owens
    The director of the jazz studies program at Princeton University has written a ballad for Trayvon Martin. If you happen to be in the area, you can catch the world premiere of “Ballad for Trayvon Martin for Orchestra and Jazz Quartet” Thursday and Friday night at Richardson Auditorium on the Ivy League campus. Tickets are just $15 (and $5 for students), reports The Star-Ledger.
  • Concert to feature world premiere of Branker's 'Ballad for Trayvon Martin'

    12/03/2013 3:21:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Princeton University ^ | December 3, 2013
    Featured Events The Princeton University Orchestra and the University Concert Jazz Ensemble will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 5 and 6, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. The program will include works by Beethoven and Dvorak, a commissioned work by David Sanford and the world premiere of "Ballad for Trayvon Martin" by Anthony Branker, the Anthony H.P. Lee '79 P11 Senior Lecturer in Jazz Studies and director of the Program in Jazz Studies. For tickets call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.
  • George Zimmerman's Girlfriend Wants to Drop Charges, 'Be With Him'

    12/09/2013 1:53:00 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 101 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dec. 9, 2013 | SENI TIENABESO
    George Zimmerman's girlfriend who called Florida police to say he was breaking her stuff and was brandishing a weapon no longer wants to press charges against him and instead wants to get back together with him. Zimmerman, 30, who faces a felony aggravated assault charge as well as lesser charges stemming from the incident, is asking to have conditions of his bail modified so he can resume contact with Samantha Scheibe. According to court documents filed by Zimmerman's attorney Jayne Weintraub, Scheibe, 27, gave a sworn statement in which she wrote, "I do not want George Zimmerman charged." Zimmerman, who...
  • Princeton University Orchestra Debuts ‘Ballad for Trayvon Martin’

    12/05/2013 7:16:08 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    The College Fix | 12/5/13
    Trayvon Martin continues to be a subject of intense interest for the academic elite. The Princeton University Orchestra and the University Concert Jazz Ensemble is set to debut “The Ballad for Trayvon Martin” today, reports. The goal of the music, according to its composer, noted jazz artist Anthony D.J. Branker, is to pay homage to victims of racial violence.
  • Search in George Zimmerman case turns up weapons, ammunition

    11/25/2013 8:03:11 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 89 replies
    CNN ^ | 11-25-2013 | John Couwels
    (CNN) -- A recent search of the home of George Zimmerman's girlfriend uncovered five weapons, including an AR-15, and more than 100 rounds of ammunition, court documents filed Monday show. Zimmerman, acquitted in the death of Trayvon Martin this year, was arrested last week at the home, which he shares with his girlfriend, on suspicion of his having pointed a shotgun at her. He was released on bail and has entered a plea of not guilty. A search of the home turned up three handguns, a 12-gauge shotgun, a rifle and 106 rounds of ammunition, including two AR-15 magazines, according...
  • Was George Zimmerman Set Up ? – If it walks like a duck, looks like a duck, quacks like a duck…..

    11/20/2013 2:07:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | 11/20/2013 | Sundance
    Sex Tapes? Depression, Drugs & Suicide?For those who have followed the post-trial Zimmerama (Zimmerman + Drama) it’s fair to say stable judgment is not an excessive commodity.Extending and accepting the baseline premise that no-one ever really knows what’s going on in the he said/she said world of emotional Ping-Pong nonsense.There is however, something afoot; something amiss; something, well, sketchy with the latest “girlfriend” *quack* drama.Re-NewsIt has presented the outline of George Zimmerman’s girlfriend Ms. Samantha *quack* Scheibe. Enough of an outline to make you say Hmmmm?Especially the bit where media opportunist, and rabid Zimmerman hater, Christi *quack* O’Conner, is...
  • George Zimmerman posts bond, is released from jail

    11/20/2013 10:55:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    CBS News ^ | 11/20/2013 | Julia Dahl
    George Zimmerman posted bond and was released from jail in Sanford, Fla., at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Zimmerman had been held on charges of aggravated assault, battery, domestic violence and criminal mischief related to an altercation with his girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, on Monday. On Tuesday afternoon, a judge set a $9,000 bond for Zimmerman and directed that he have no contact with his alleged victim, not leave the state of Fla., and not possess any firearms or ammunition as he awaits an arraignment on domestic violence charges. Dressed in a gray jumpsuit, Zimmerman appeared in a Sanford, Fla. courtroom the day...
  • Zimmerman banned from guns after ‘threatening, choking gal pal’

    11/19/2013 11:19:55 AM PST · by conservative98 · 168 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 19, 2013 | Associated Press
    <p>SANFORD, Fla. — A prosecutor says George Zimmerman’s girlfriend claims he choked her about a week ago but she didn’t report it to police at the time.</p> <p>The prosecutor told a judge about the allegation during a first appearance Tuesday on domestic violence-related charges of aggravated assault, battery and criminal mischief.</p>
  • George Zimmerman charged with assault and battery after disturbance call

    11/19/2013 5:17:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/19/2013
    <p>George Zimmerman, the man acquitted earlier this year of criminal charges in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, will be back in court for a bond hearing Tuesday after being charged with assault and battery for allegedly threatening his girlfriend with a shotgun.</p>
  • Girlfriend says Zimmerman pointed shotgun at her

    11/18/2013 6:54:23 PM PST · by South40 · 145 replies
    Yahoo News (AP) ^ | 11/18/2013 | MIKE SCHNEIDER
    APOPKA, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman was charged with assault Monday after his girlfriend called deputies to the home where they were living and claimed he pointed a shotgun at her during an argument, authorities said. The girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, called 911 in the early afternoon to say that Zimmerman had smashed a glass table, threatened her with the shotgun and ultimately pushed her out of the house, according to an arrest report. After pushing her out, Zimmerman barricaded the door with furniture and refused to leave, saying that he would talk to police by phone, authorities said.
  • Seminole deputies arrest George Zimmerman

    11/18/2013 11:22:40 AM PST · by Alissa · 178 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 18 Nov 2013 | Rene Stutzman and Arelis Hernandez
    George Zimmerman has been arrested and was en route to the Seminole County Jail, according to Sheriff Don Eslinger. It's not clear what happened or what crime he's accused of committing, but just before 1:30 p.m., Eslinger confirmed that Zimmerman had been arrested today and was being driven to the county jail in Sanford. He said more information would be available shortly. WESH-Channel 2 reported that Zimmerman was accused of domestic violence by a girlfriend. The Sheriff's Office, in a short news release, reported that the agency had arrested Zimmerman after being called to a disturbance on Topfield Court in...