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  • Trayvon’s Legacy – Miami-Dade School Board Lawyers Evaluating “Legal Risk” Pending FOIA Release

    03/10/2014 8:05:47 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 9 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Mar 10, 2014 | Sundance
    We knew last year the diversionary activity around the Miami-Dade School Police Department (M-DSPD), which was coordinated, sanctioned and authorized by Miami-Dade School Superintendent, Alberto Carvalho, was illegal. Now, however – the entire School Board might be legally responsible for engaging in unlawful conspiracy which resulted from the internal investigation within the M-DSPD and the School Boards’ “willful blindness” to the actual finding(s). The District Public Information Officer, Rolando Martin, has admitted to us the current Records Request delay is a consequence of School Board Legal Counsel evaluating our latest FOIA request. [M-DSPD] officers within the department admitted, under oath,...
  • 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.
  • HipHop Artist Macklemore Uses AMA to Rant About Racial Profiling & Trayvon Martin

    11/25/2013 3:49:55 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 23 replies
    american thinker ^ | 11-25-13 | american thinker
    Rather than thanking a list of friends and colleagues, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis used their American Music Awards acceptance speech to send a message of tolerance on Sunday night. The white rapper accepted his award by satellite from Florida where he preached about racial profiling and Travon Martin. Of course, he forgot to mention the numerous knock-out attacks by black youths this year.
  • Posters Featuring Trayvon Martin Defaced On WSU Campus ("Does My Hoodie Scare You?")

    09/04/2013 6:45:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    KMUW-FM Wichita Public Radio ^ | September 4, 2013 | Carla Eckels
    Posters with images of Trayvon Martin were defaced recently on the Wichita State University campus. The posters were advertising a diversity discussion Wednesday called "Does My Hoodie Scare You?" Student Wilma Foster says she was surprised by the posters that showed the slain Florida teen's face crossed out and another poster with a Hitler-looking mustache added. "That's an expression of something inwardly that's very negative and perhaps even very deep that may end up surfacing over a short or long period of time," she says. But student Jared Higgins says things like this happen on a college campus. "I...
  • ‘Law and Order: SVU’ to Feature Paula Deen Killing Trayvon Martin

    08/23/2013 7:49:27 PM PDT · by xzins · 39 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | August 23, 2013 | Matthew Sheffield
    While HBO’s “Newsroom” is surely today’s leading liberal fantasy news show, it is following in a format pioneered by the overwrought crime drama series “Law and Order” and its various clone shows. The producers of “Law and Order: SVU” reminded everyone of that recently by actually writing and filming an episode in which a character based on Paula Deen kills a Trayvon Martin character. You can’t make up this kind of absurdity in a humor setting. People wouldn’t find it credible. The only thing missing is a George Bush or Dick Cheney character in there engaging in a serial killing...
  • Florida Officer Fired After Calling Trayvon Martin a ‘Thug’ on Facebook

    08/11/2013 1:29:44 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 51 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | august 11, 2013 | Oliver Darcy
    A Florida beach safety officer was fired on Friday after he referred to Trayvon Martin as a “thug” on his personal Facebook page. Todd Snipes, a beach officer of 15 years who was stationed about 40 minutes from where Trayvon Martin was killed in Sanford, Fla., was initially suspended for the post he made on Facebook last month. “Another thug gone,” Snipes wrote the night of George Zimmerman’s acquittal. “Pull up your pants and be respectful. Bye bye thug r.i.p.” In his termination letter, Department of Public Protection Director George Recktenwald wrote that Snipes had “engaged in behavior that threatens...
  • Where will Trayvon Martin's hoodie end up?

    07/31/2013 12:57:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    MSN News ^ | July 31, 2013 | Eli Epstein
    After the courts are through with Trayvon Martin's sweatshirt, which he was wearing when he was killed, will it wind up in an evidence locker...or a museum? Long after the trial ends, the evidence remains. Sometimes, it's returned to family members. Other times, if it's valuable, it's auctioned off. And then, if there's no more room for it in the court house or police station and the case is long closed, it's destroyed. In the case of Trayvon Martin's iconic black hooded sweatshirt, which he was wearing the night neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman shot and killed him in 2012, there...
  • No empathy for George Zimmerman

    07/24/2013 7:08:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | July 24, 2013 | Melvina Johnson Young
    So, George Zimmerman was scared the night he shot Trayvon Martin through the heart. Know who else was probably pretty scared that night? Trayvon Martin. Surprised I’m asking? Me too. But it seems like a lot of people haven’t thought much about that. Obviously, Trayvon isn’t here to tell us how he felt. He’s dead. And a lot of folks disregarded Rachel Jeantel’s account of him being afraid even though she was the last person to hear Trayvon speak (besides Zimmerman). She heard his fear through the phone. She heard him try to run away. He was scared. And yet...
  • Hillary Clinton: George Zimmerman verdict brought ‘deep heartache’ (Hillary Politicizes Trial)

    07/16/2013 5:34:40 PM PDT · by yoe · 53 replies
    Politico ^ | June 16, 2013 | EMILY SCHULTHEIS
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke about the “heartache” of the Trayvon Martin case in D.C. Tuesday evening while speaking to an African-American sorority group. “My prayers are with the Martin family and with every family who loves someone who is lost to violence,” she said in an almost 30-minute speech. “No mother, no father, should ever have to fear for their child walking down a street in the United States of America.”
  • Lib columnist Richard Cohen called racist over Zimmerman article

    07/16/2013 5:10:15 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | July 16, 2013
    Columnist Richard Cohen is not a friend of conservatives (see past articles posted at FR). However, he did write an article in the WaPO, see Racism vs. reality (posted here today) that was pretty balanced. Needless to say, the rest of the left is not pleased with their colleague. Yes, Richard Cohen is now a racist. Elspeth Reeve of The Atlantic and Tom Scocca of Gawker have chimed in. There have been others as well. Meanwhile, WaPo is standing by Cohen for now. Will the Post end up firing Cohen? Will this experience wise Cohen up to his leftist brethren?
  • Keeping Hope A Lie – One Year Later: The Trayvon Martin story ...

    02/27/2013 5:51:19 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 9 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | February 27, 2013 | ytz4mee
    Keeping Hope A Lie – One Year Later: The Trayvon Martin story is on Legacy Media provided Life Support The million hoodie march is now a couple hundred race-baiting fools… gathering to beat their drums and demand mo’ money under the guise of ‘In-just-us’. Laughable at best… (AP STORY) Martin’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, were joined by actor Jamie Foxx and a crowd of about 200 people on Tuesday evening in Manhattan’s Union Square Park. They lit candles and held a moment of silence at 7:17 p.m., the time Martin was fatally shot on Feb. 26, 2012. Now...
  • Zimmerman Tapes: Variations Versus Differences

    06/23/2012 6:54:39 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    talkleft.com ^ | 22 June, 2012 | Jeralyn
    We need another thread to continue the analysis of the George Zimmerman statements, interviews with police and crime-scene re-enactment. So many were released yesterday, I doubt anyone but true case afficionados have listened to them all. I know I haven't. Yet across the internet, people are cherry-picking, pointing to minor variations as if they are contradictions affecting the totality of George Zimmerman's version of events. If George Zimmerman told the exact same story over the course of days, people would say it was rehearsed and false. Variations are to be expected, human memory is not like a video recorder, it...
  • Why public's opinions on Zimmerman is shifting

    06/18/2012 11:07:52 AM PDT · by imardmd1 · 182 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | June 18, 2012 | Rene Stutzman
    SANFORD, Fla. — (MCT) For weeks, the death of Trayvon Martin, the investigations it launched and the civil rights rallies it spurred were the most important news stories in the country, according to pollsters. At least six news organizations or polling companies did surveys. What they documented, in general, was that people were fascinated and outraged by the Feb. 26 death of the unarmed 17-year-old and angry at the shooter, Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman. Two sets of findings, though, stand out: Although it was the No. 1 story in the country overall, twice as many blacks as whites singled...
  • Trayvon Martin’s parents plead with Gov. Scott’s task force to change ‘Stand Your Ground’

    06/12/2012 1:31:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Palm Beach Post's Post On Politics ^ | June 12, 2012 | Dara Kam
    LONGWOOD _ Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, the parents of the unarmed black teenager shot to death by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in February, made an impassioned plea to change the state’s Stand Your Ground law that they say encourages vigilantism. Zimmerman claimed he shot their son Trayvon Martin in self-defense, permissible under the state’s Stand Your Ground law that allows people to use deadly force when they feel threatened. “I believe my son was standing his ground…He was afraid,” Fulton told reporters outside the mega-church where the public is now addressing the task force for the first time...
  • CBC (Congressional Black Caucus): Zimmerman acquittal could spark race riots

    06/11/2012 2:07:45 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 130 replies
    Beltway Confidential ^ | June 11, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    Race riots could ensue if George Zimmerman -- the shooter in the Trayvon Martin case -- is found not guilty of second-degree murder by a Florida jury, the Congressional Black Caucus' executive director allowed yesterday. "I think a 'not guilty' verdict is extremely problematic in 2012," said Angela Rye, the Executive Director and General Counsel for the Congressional Black Caucus. She said, "I don't know," when asked what would happen in the event of an acquittal. "I know that folks have talked about race riots -- I don't know that. I think that we live in a day and...
  • Trayvon Martin Neighborhood Watch Shooting: 911 Tapes Send Mom Crying From Room

    Police recordings made the night a self-appointed neighborhood watch captain allegedly shot and killed an unarmed 17-year-old boy outside his stepmother's home sent the boy's mother screaming from the room and prompted his father to declare, "He killed my son," according to a family representative. The series of emergency and non-emergency calls to police depict the apparent progression of events on Feb. 26 that led to the watch captain, George Zimmerman, 28, who is white, allegedly shooting Trayvon Martin, a high-school junior who is black, as the teen made his way home with a bag of Skittles and a can...
  • George Zimmerman Returns to Sanford, FL [In Police Custody]

    06/03/2012 12:13:43 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 159 replies
    George Zimmerman has returned to Central Florida, arriving late Saturday evening. On Friday, June 1, the court revoked Mr. Zimmerman's bond, ordering him to return to custody within 48 hours. The defense team has coordinated with the Sanford Police Department to ensure Mr. Zimmerman's security when he turns himself in before today's 2:30 PM deadline. While out on bond, Mr. Zimmerman has been living in a secure, undisclosed location as there are significant threats against his life. Mr. Zimmerman's lawyers will request a new bond hearing where they can address the court's concerns regarding the representation of funds available at...
  • Judge revokes George Zimmerman's bond, orders him to surrender

    06/01/2012 8:49:14 PM PDT · by Rabin · 86 replies
    latimes ^ | June 1, 2012 | Michael Muskal
    A Florida judge revoked the bail bond of George Zimmerman on Friday and ordered the man charged in the death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin to surrender within 48 hours.
  • Judge Revokes Zimmerman's Bond

    06/01/2012 11:50:10 AM PDT · by Lurker · 220 replies
    WLS AM Chicago ^ | 1 June 2012 | Unknown
    ORLANDO, Fla. (WLS) - Prosecutors asked a judge Friday to revoke the bond of the neighborhood watch volunteer charged with killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Prosecutors said in a motion that 28-year-old George Zimmerman and his family misled them about his finances when testifying during a bail hearing that allowed him to be released from jail on a $150,000 bond. Prosecutor Bernie De la Rionda asked for the revocation during a hearing to help determine if prosecutors and the defense can stop the public release of certain documents in the case. During the bond hearing in April, Zimmerman's relatives testified they...
  • Judge revokes Zimmerman's bond in Trayvon Martin killing; gives him 72 hours to surrender

    06/01/2012 11:55:50 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 40 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 06/01/2012 | Assoc. Press
    SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Judge revokes Zimmerman's bond in Trayvon Martin killing; gives him 72 hours to surrender.
  • George Zimmerman's bond revoked; must surrender in 48 hours

    06/01/2012 11:55:20 AM PDT · by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage · 47 replies
    KABC ^ | 6-1-2012 | ABC News
    SANFORD, Fla. (KABC) -- A judge has revoked George Zimmerman's bail, giving the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer 48 hours to surrender. The judge's move comes after prosecutors filed a motion requesting to revoke his bond on Friday, saying Zimmerman misled the court about his finances and his possession of a second passport, which he acquired two weeks after he shot unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin during an altercation. In recordings of conversations also released Friday, Zimmerman and his wife are heard talking cryptically about his second passport in a safety deposit box they shared. The two speak in code in the...
  • Justice for Trayvon Martin Also Means Joining the Int'l Struggle Against U.S. Lawlessness

    05/20/2012 12:17:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Black Agenda Report ^ | April 4, 2012 | Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney
    “If the number of persons murdered by the police were included in the sum of executions, America would rank third in executions globally – just behind Iran.” The Trayvon Martin horror reminds us that U.S. foreign policy mirrors its domestic behavior towards Blacks and browns. “If leadership inside the U.S. will do this to their own citizens, what is done to others outside the U.S. should come as no surprise.” “The United States Department of Justice, according to the ACLU 2009 report, has done virtually nothing to combat the clear evidence of systemic racism the nation.” As a mother of...
  • Trayvon Martin case 911 call: Two experts reach two very different conclusions

    05/20/2012 8:03:18 AM PDT · by ironman · 35 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 19 May 2012 | Stephanie McCrummen and Sari Horwitz
    Expert No. 1 One of those experts is Alan R. Reich, and his answer is that he is certain he can hear a young man he concludes is Martin pleading for his life, from the start of the 45-second recording until the end. Expert No. 2 Another way to consider the 45-second recording is the way James J. Ryan considers it. Ryan is the retired head of the FBI forensic audio, video and image analysis unit. He said even the best audio forensic expert in the world using the most sophisticated equipment available would have a difficult time determining much...
  • Black writer warns of probable aftermath if Zimmerman acquitted

    04/21/2012 5:19:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 163 replies
    The Examiner ^ | April 21, 2012 | Keith Wimer
    Statistics show a deep divide in opinions along racial lines regarding the killing of a black Florida teenager, Trayvon Martin, by George Zimmerman, who is of mixed ethnicity, white and Hispanic. Zimmerman has claimed self-defense, invoking the Sunshine State’s “Stand Your Ground” law which has also come under intense scrutiny in the wake of the incident. Reuters news service reported last week, 91% of blacks believe Martin was unjustly killed, while only 35% of whites concurred. Hispanics were in between at 59% according to polling numbers Reuters gathered by querying nearly 2,000 Americans. The disparity of views over Martin’s death...
  • Evidence mixed for Zimmerman's self-defense claim [Media Hoping George is Convicted]

    05/18/2012 1:53:50 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    AP ^ | 5/18/12 | Kyle Hightower
    When George Zimmerman tries to convince a judge or a jury that he shot Trayvon Martin in self-defense, the evidence in the case appears to be a mixed bag. More than 200 pages of photos and eyewitness accounts released byprosecutors Thursday show he and Martin were in a loud and bloody fight in the moments leading up to the shooting...
  • ABC News Reports Medical Records Support George Zimmerman’s Account

    05/16/2012 5:08:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 59 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | 15 May, 2012 | Jon Bershad
    When the tragic story of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin consumed the nation over the past few months, a number of questions were raised about racism, vigilantism, and self defense laws. However, the most important question was always the first one; what exactly happened that fateful night? The shooter, George Zimmerman, has always claimed that he fired his gun in self defense, something many found hard to believe considering the young boy he killed was unarmed. However, tonight, ABC World News broke information about the injuries Zimmerman received that may shed more light on just how that night went...
  • Zimmerman Medical Report Shows Broken Nose, Lacerations After Trayvon Martin Shooting

    05/16/2012 4:12:42 AM PDT · by notsofastmyfriend · 52 replies
    ABC News ^ | 5/16/12 | Matt Gutman
    A medical report compiled by the family physician of accused Trayvon Martin murderer George Zimmerman and obtained exclusively by ABC News found that Zimmerman was diagnosed with a "closed fracture" of his nose, a pair of black eyes, two lacerations to the back of his head and a minor back injury the day after he fatally shot Martin during an alleged altercation.
  • House to vote on Trayvon amendment

    05/08/2012 4:14:11 PM PDT · by rarestia · 83 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 8 May 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    House Democrats said Tuesday they will offer an amendment to push to overturn stand-your-ground self-defense laws in states like Florida. The amendment, which would withhold some grants from states that have such laws, will come as part of the House's debate on the Commerce Department spending bill. Emphasis added