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  • Police: Florida mayor carjacked at gunpoint outside his home [Sanford]

    06/25/2016 8:09:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 74 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 25, 2016 9:54 PM EDT
    Police say a central Florida mayor was carjacked early Saturday while standing outside his home. MESH reports Sanford Mayor Jeff Triplett was outside about 2:15 a.m. when three men approached, pointed a gun at him and stole his car keys. Police say the suspects also stole Triplett’s wallet before driving off in his Mercedes. …
  • Dad of Brit 'who tried to assassinate Donald Trump' says he may have been blackmailed

    06/21/2016 11:58:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Daily Mirror ^ | June 21, 2016 | Steve Robson
    Paul Davey, the father of 20-year-old Michael Sandford, helped pay for him to go to the United States to "get his life sorted out" The father of a Brit accused of trying to kill Donald Trump said today his son had never shown an interest in politics and believes he may have been "put up to it or blackmailed". Paul Davey, the father of 20-year-old Michael Sandford, said his family are "absolutely devastated" by reports he has been charged with attempting to assassinate the Republican presidential nominee. Sandford is charged with 'an act of violence on restricted grounds ' after...
  • Mark Sanford Is More Vulnerable Than Ever

    06/15/2016 10:52:50 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford – who was running unopposed for the Palmetto State’s first congressional district (following a hard-fought 2013 special election win) – saw an abnormally-high percentage of people oppose him via write-in votes. Specifically, 6.59 percent of the first district electorate wrote in the name of someone other than Sanford on their ballot. That total dwarfed the write-in percentages put up against other unopposed GOP candidates at the statewide level – including treasurer Curtis Loftis (1.25 percent) and adjutant general Bob Livingston (1.03 percent).
  • The United West: Gays Must Die Says U.S. Islamic Scholar

    06/12/2016 6:08:28 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/6/16
    The United West investigative team uncovered a story so disturbing Field Sutton of Channel 9 news in Orlando, FL broke the story on their newscast. The Husseini Islamic Center of Sanford, FL invited Sheikh Farrokh Sekaleshfar to speak at their Mosque. Dr. Sekaleshfar says the killing of homosexuals is the compassionate thing to do. In a 2013 speech Sheikh Sekaleshfar said this regarding gays, “Death is the sentence. We know there’s nothing to be embarrassed about this, death is the sentence … We have to have that compassion for people, with homosexuals, it’s the same, out of compassion, let’s get...
  • Caught on Video=> “Gays Must Die” Says Islamic Speaker at Orlando Mosque

    06/12/2016 3:42:03 PM PDT · by orchestra · 12 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/12/2016 | Jim Hoft
    The United West investigative team reported in April on an Islamic imam who was invited to speak at the The Husseini Islamic Center in Sanford, Florida. The Husseini Islamic Center invited Sheikh Farrokh Sekaleshfar to speak at their holy mosque. Dr. Sekaleshfar said the killing of homosexuals is the compassionate thing to do.
  • Worker Buries Boss With Dirt Using Front-End Loader: Report

    06/03/2016 3:14:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Jun 3, 2016
    A construction worker has been arrested after authorities say he buried his boss in dirt using a front-end loader. Citing an arrest report, the Orlando Sentinel reports 32-year-old Erick Cox of Sanford was charged Wednesday with aggravated battery. Man Accused of Taking Pricey Ring From Boca Bathroom Witnesses say Cox was arguing with 57-year-old Perry Byrd of Orlando at a construction site in DeBary when Cox dumped two loads of dirt onto Byrd, pinning him to the ground. The report says Cox then began hitting Byrd in the head with a 6-foot aluminum level. Byrd was knocked unconscious and sustained...
  • Dead cat voting? Flier leads to some confusion in Florida

    04/01/2016 6:19:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 1, 2016 8:39 AM EDT
    A Florida election official is working to help confused voters after one person reported that a registration flier had been sent home for her dead cat. Seminole County Supervisor of Elections Michael Ertel said Thursday that he has set up a website to vet election mailings. He says he was motivated by the cat incident, in which a voter told him a Washington-based advocacy group had sent the mailing. …
  • Sanford meets with immigration reform supporters in town hall meeting(Rep poses with Mexico flag)

    02/11/2016 9:56:47 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    Island Packet News ^ | December 8, 2013 | MATT McNAB
    Immigration reform supporters finally got their long-awaited town hall meeting with U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford. More than 200 people packed the Holy Family Catholic Church on Sunday afternoon on Hilton Head Island to question Sanford about his stance on immigration at a meeting set up by the Lowcountry Immigration Coalition, which supports comprehensive immigration reform.
  • Trump question leaves House Republican stumbling

    02/11/2016 8:00:52 PM PST · by entropy12 · 31 replies
    msnbc.com ^ | 02/11/16 12:40 PM | Steve Benen
    As much of the political world shifts its attention towards the South Carolina primary, MSNBCs Steve Kornacki checked in this morning with Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.), the states former governor. Sanford noted he’d heard from a lot of locals that supporting Donald Trump would help send a message to Washington. The Trump candidacy, the congressman added, has tapped into Republicans frustrations. Sanford’s troubles were understandable. There were plenty of Republicans who effectively, if not literally, ruled out Trump as a possibility in 2015, when they still assumed the New York developer’s support would collapse. But many of those same GOP...
  • Deltona, Sanford want off 'sanctuary cities' list

    07/12/2015 9:56:29 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 14 replies
    My News13 ^ | 7/11/15
    DELTONA -- Attention nationwide has been turned to immigration policies after a man who had previously been deported five times, was charged with murdering a young woman in San Francisco, a so-called "immigration sanctuary city." Now, leaders in two local cities in Central Florida said they have been mislabeled as immigration sanctuaries, which in turn is worrying residents. "We're kind of shocked that we would be placed on the list. We had no idea we were on that list," said Sanford Mayor Jeff Triplett. "We received several phone calls Tuesday from residents. They were concerned," said Lee Lopez, the spokesperson...
  • Rep. Sanford: Charleston Shooting "An Outlier"

    06/18/2015 9:31:59 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 18,2015 | Jeff Poor
    In an appearance on CNN’s “New Day” on Thursday, Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC), the congressman who represents Charleston, SC, reacted to last night’s mass shooting at the Charleston’s historic Emanuel AME Church that resulted in nine dead. Sanford said it was uncharacteristic of city of Charleston and the state of South Carolina, calling it an outlier.
  • Smithsonian has 'no plans' to display Trayvon Martin hoodie [but exhibit to expand at local museum]

    08/02/2013 5:46:21 PM PDT · by kevcol · 17 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | Aug. 2, 2013 | Jerriann Sullivan
    Acquiring any object for our museum involves rigorous consultation with a team of museum historians and curators. Any items connected to the Trayvon Martin case – should they even become available – would have to go through that lengthy process." Curators can't plan for specific evidence from the case to be included yet because it was all transported to the FBI for the U.S. Department of Justice's investigation into whether Zimmerman violated Trayvon's civil rights. "Trayvon will probably be a bigger history maker than the men before him, because President Obama addressed the situation," said Francis Oliver, curator of the...
  • Group dedicates Trayvon Martin memorial in Sanford

    07/28/2013 6:06:13 AM PDT · by kevcol · 89 replies
    WFTV ^ | July 28, 2013
    VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. (WFTV) -- A group of Trayvon Martin supporters walked from Jacksonville to Sanford, where they dedicated a memorial for the teen at a museum late Saturday afternoon. The demonstrators arrived in Sanford late Friday, ending what they called the "Walk for Dignity," which started in Jacksonville. The group held a community forum Saturday afternoon, followed by a dedication of the Trayvon Martin memorial at the Goldsboro Westside Historical Museum. "The most important reason why we're here, we want a system that treats us equally," marcher Estefania Galvis said. The group's six-day walk from Jacksonville to Sanford...
  • 4 of 5 Sanford cops most involved in George Zimmerman case now in different jobs

    07/22/2013 8:56:04 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | July 1, 2013 | Rene Stutzman
    SANFORD – Four of the five Sanford police officers most closely involved in the Trayvon Martin homicide investigation are no longer working the same job. Chris Serino, the lead detective, transferred voluntarily to road patrol in July. It was not a demotion and he took no pay cut, according to an agency spokesman. Serino took the stand Monday. His boss, Sgt. Randy Smith, was promoted to lieutenant two months after the shooting and retired in January. Capt. Robert O'Connor, who oversaw this and other major crime investigations, resigned in February and now works as an investigator with the State Attorney's...
  • Backdrop to Zimmerman case, personal account of Sanford Florida

    07/20/2013 12:23:18 PM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 21 July, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    This account was found on a site devoted to survival in times when societal order has broken down.  It offers some interesting background to the Martin/Zimmerman confrontation.   Response to the Zimmerman trial verdict was mixed at the site.   This was penned by "Mac":  I know the area where Zimmerman was forced to kill to survive. I walked away from a very lucrative service contract in Sanford, Florida just two weeks before the incident happened because of the people that live there. One of the properties I was assigned work on was just around the corner from where it...
  • Zimmerman defense team responds to Obama’s comments

    07/19/2013 4:32:37 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 61 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/19/2013 | Chuck Ross
    George Zimmerman’s defense team released a statement Friday shortly after President Obama’s remarks in a press conference. “Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago,” Obama said, and urged the nation to have a conversation about race. Zimmerman’s legal team promptly responded.
  • Sanford mayor unhappy with Department of Justice over Zimmerman case email

    07/18/2013 1:01:52 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 31 replies
    WFTV ^ | 7/18/2013 | WFTV
    SANFORD, Fla. — Federal investigators want the public's help as they try to decide whether George Zimmerman violated Trayvon Martin's civil rights, but Channel 9 learned Sanford's mayor has a big problem with how the feds are collecting tips. The email address justice officials created reads Sanford.Florida@USDOJ.gov. Sanford Mayor Jeff Triplett believes that email address indirectly blames the entire city for what happened to Martin, despite all their work to get rid of the stigma. A jury on Saturday acquitted Zimmerman of second-degree murder charges in Martin's shooting death. Channel 9's Karla Ray got a copy of the letter Triplett...
  • Son of Sanford city manager arrested on domestic violence charges

    07/17/2013 8:36:24 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 27 replies
    WFTV ^ | 7/17/2013 | WFTV
    SANFORD, Fla. — Authorities said Sanford's city manager Norton Bonaparte's son, also named Norton Bonaparte, was arrested overnight in Seminole County on domestic violence against his mother. According the arrest report, Bonaparte barged into his parent's home and got into an argument with his mother, who called police. "My husband is working on changing the locks right now," the woman told 911 dispatchers. "I have his home address and I've asked him repeatedly to leave my house." According to the report, Bonaparte's mother felt he was angry enough to hurt her, and at one point she thought he said, "I...
  • HOLDER OPENS ZIMMERMAN SNITCH LINE – Solicits Email Tips in Persecution of Trayvon Shooter

    07/17/2013 9:13:07 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 152 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7-17-2013 | Jim Hoft
    <p>The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday afternoon appealed to civil rights groups and community leaders, nationally and in Sanford, for help investigating whether a federal criminal case might be brought against George Zimmerman for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, one advocate said.</p>
  • From One Street In Sanford, Fla., To The Streets of N.Y. And L.A.

    07/16/2013 5:20:55 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 16, 2013 | Matt Pearce
    In a way, part of the outrage had always been about public space: Trayvon Martin, 17, carrying a can of iced tea and a bag of Skittles, was walking home when he was shot dead after a struggle with a neighborhood watch volunteer who had viewed him as suspicious.
  • Question about the Zimmerman Shooting

    07/15/2013 8:24:38 AM PDT · by jimjohn · 20 replies
    self | jimjohn
    Just a question: I've been following the case pretty well, I think, and part of the back story was there were a lot of burglaries in Zimmerman's community before the incident occurred. It was also reported that in each case, the perp was black (or at least suspected to be). So here's my politically incorrect question that I hope someone has an answer... ... how many burglaries have their been in that community since the death of Young Mr. Martin?
  • ...Zimmerman lawyers say there might be ‘compensation’ from the way FL prosecutors handled case

    07/15/2013 7:42:55 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 23 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | July 15th, 2013
    Mark O’Mara and Don West sat down with GMA to talk about what has happened since the Zimmerman case, including potential federal and civil lawsuits being brought against George Zimmerman. While they don’t see anything becoming much from a federal or civil lawsuit, they do think that Zimmerman has a case of his own against the Florida prosecution for the way they handled the case that might yield ‘compensation’. Watch:
  • IT WASN'T ABOUT TRAYVON

    07/15/2013 6:10:55 AM PDT · by shortstop · 45 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 07/15/13 | Bob Lonsberry
    It wasn’t about Trayvon. It was about Zimmerman. Specifically, it was about Zimmerman’s skin. It was white. That’s what caused the upset, that’s what drove the charges, that’s what brought the trial. As the president – the same president who conjectured that his own son would have looked like Trayvon – urges us to calm and reflection, we should calmly reflect upon what made this incident unique. Sadly, it was not the shooting death of a young black man. There is nothing unique about the shooting death of a young black man. That tragedy plays out with predictable regularity as...
  • Sanford police surround community where George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin

    07/13/2013 8:27:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    WKMG ^ | WKMG
    SANFORD, Fla. - Minutes after George Zimmerman was found not guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin, police surrounded the community where the unarmed teen was shot and killed. Police swarmed the Retreat at Twin Lakes, a gated community in Sanford, as a precaution following the verdict, which was delivered late Saturday after the jury deliberated for nearly 15 hours. "There is no party in this case who wants to see any violence," Seminole County Sheriff Don Eslinger said immediately after jurors began deliberating. "We have an expectation upon this announcement that our community will continue to...
  • George Zimmerman Trial: What happens If There Is A Hung Jury?

    07/13/2013 3:06:58 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 43 replies
    WESH.com ^ | July 13, 2013 | WESH.com
    SANFORD, Fla. —What happens in the case of a "hung jury" in the George Zimmerman murder trial? If the jury tells the judge it can't make a unanimous decision, the judge will read an Allen Charge – a strongly worded letter encouraging deadlocked jurors to continue deliberations until they reach a verdict.
  • Zimmerman Verdict Watch Live Thread

    07/13/2013 5:59:30 AM PDT · by spacejunkie2001 · 309 replies
    7/13/2013 | me
    I didn't see a thread to follow and discuss the pending verdict. I have been praying fervently for George, his family and this jury. I pray he is exonerated completely as this wholely affects ALL of us. This case is about our ability to protect ourselves and it is in jeopardy.
  • Zimmerman Martin Trial Biggest Kangaroo Court Since OJ Simpson - Illustrated

    07/12/2013 5:44:14 PM PDT · by joeclarke · 9 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 07/12/2013 | JoeClarke.Net
      
  • Race violence alarms, before Zimmerman verdict

    07/11/2013 10:10:44 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 22 replies
    WND ^ | July 11, 2013 | Colin Flaherty
    Questions raised about attacks that already are happening Al [Sharpton] and Jesse [Jackson] may worry that the acquittal of George Zimmerman will usher in a new era of white-on-black violence in America. After all, the local CBS affiliate is reporting that police officers already are training for violence. “There has been some talk among the officers that we believe that this training has to do with the fact that there might be some type of civil unrest, but we are hoping that that doesn’t happen,” said Javier Ortiz with the Fraternal Order of Police. The affiliate also said in Broward...
  • Here’s What I Would Say As Governor Of Florida Concerning Threats Of Rioting & Murder

    07/11/2013 5:01:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | July 11, 2013 | Tim Brown
    I don’t normally write a complete opinionated commentary on things here at Freedom Outpost, but I really think there are probably some people out there, like myself, that think someone in authority, preferably Florida Governor Rick Scott, should step up and say what needs to be said in the matter involving the George Zimmerman trial. So here goes. I believe the Zimmerman trial should have never come on the national stage. Barack Obama simply used an occasion to stir up the black community. It’s part of the Alinsky tactics. However, from all the evidence we’ve seen and the railroading of...
  • Prosecutor: Zimmerman 'Profiled' Trayvon

    07/11/2013 1:23:20 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Jul 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    “This defendant decided that the victim was up to no good,” said prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda. The prosecutor said, “In the defendant’s mind, this was a criminal, and he was tired of criminals out there. That’s not a bad thing…but he went over the line.” de la Rionda claimed that Zimmerman wanted to make sure that Trayvon Martin didn’t get out of the neighborhood. “This defendant was sick and tired of it, and so he decided he was going to be what he wanted to be: a police officer,” said the prosecutor. “He assumed Trayvon Martin was a criminal....
  • Rush enraged by Obama's Trayvon rallies

    07/11/2013 7:14:44 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 42 replies
    WND ^ | July 10, 2013 | Joe Kovacs
    PALM BEACH, Fla. – As the murder trial of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin heads toward a conclusion, radio powerhouse Rush Limbaugh says the case should never have been prosecuted. “This is a trial that should not even be occurring,” Limbaugh declared on his national radio program Wednesday. “This is a trial occurring because the [Obama] administration wants to promote racial division in this country. I don’t know how else to describe this. There’s no case here.” Zimmerman, 29, is accused of second-degree murder in the February 26, 2012, death of Martin, a 17-year-old from Miami...
  • Dyson: "Zimmermans Of The World" Get Away With "Killing Of Our Children"

    07/11/2013 3:31:47 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 11,2013 | Larry O'Connor
    MSNBC pundit Michael Eric Dyson appeared on the Martin Bashir Show Tuesday and stoked racial unrest by claiming that, if George Zimmerman is acquitted, it sends the message that "the children of poor and people of color in this country do not have the same quality of justice as given to those who are able to muster up resources and defend themselves against such a charge."
  • Ex-Sanford Police Chief: Zimmerman Probe "Taken Away From Us"

    07/11/2013 3:15:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    CNN.com ^ | July 11,2013 | Eliott C. McLaughlin
    (CNN) -- The George Zimmerman investigation was hijacked "in a number of ways" by outside forces, said the former police chief of Sanford, Florida.
  • Ex-Sanford police chief: Zimmerman probe 'taken away from us'

    07/10/2013 3:38:44 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 76 replies
    CNN ^ | 10 Jul 2013 | Eliott C. McLaughlin
    (CNN) -- The George Zimmerman investigation was hijacked "in a number of ways" by outside forces, said the former police chief of Sanford, Florida. Bill Lee, who testified Monday in Zimmerman's second-degree murder trial, told CNN's George Howell in an exclusive interview that he felt pressure from city officials to arrest Zimmerman to placate the public rather than as a matter of justice. "It was (relayed) to me that they just wanted an arrest. They didn't care if it got dismissed later," he said. "You don't do that." When Sanford police arrived on the scene on February 26, 2012, after...
  • Exclusive: Sanford Police Department On Trayvon Riots: "We Have Made Plans"

    07/10/2013 1:38:45 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 10,2013 | Ben Shapiro
    Amid speculation about the possibility of civil unrest in Sanford, Florida in the wake of a verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, Capt. James McAuliffee, Region II Commander of the Sanford Police Department told Breitbart News exclusively, “There have been no indicators of civil unrest taking place.
  • Hate and Fear at the Zimmerman Trial

    07/10/2013 5:29:01 AM PDT · by SJackson · 42 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 10, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Hate and Fear at the Zimmerman TrialPosted By Daniel Greenfield On July 10, 2013 @ 12:16 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 11 Comments To order David Horowitz and John Perrazo’s pamphlet, Black Skin Privilege, click here.As the Zimmerman prosecution continues to implode, Sanford, a Florida city with less than twenty thousand black people, is preparing for race riots.The racial exploitation of the Trayvon Martin case, as documented in David Horowitz and John Perazzo’s Black Skin Privilege, was built on lies, and the threat of race riots is the final race card out of the...
  • Disney World, Sanford(FL), and Zimmerman Verdict: Place to stay away from?

    07/09/2013 10:19:36 AM PDT · by topher · 75 replies
    Possible Riot Plans (Broward County) | July 9, 2013 | vanity
    For more on the current riot plans (Breitbart.com): Breitbard.com: Broward County Sheriff's Office Prepares Zimmerman Verdict Riot Plan But if one is in Florida or planning on visiting Florida, what precautions should one take? It should be noted that Sanford is on the Northeast side of Orlando, Florida. Disney World is on the Southwest side of Orlando. Will that be far enough away so that innocent tourists will not become victims? Will trouble spill over into other Florida cities/locales? Troubling is that Obama is not trying to keep people from possibly rioting. Seems like our president should be trying to...
  • Day 16 (Week #4) Zimmerman Trial – Witness Discussion Thread

    07/01/2013 5:17:35 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 1,751 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | July 1, 2013 | Sundance
    Today, July 1st, is DAY #16 (of 4th week) State of Florida V. George Zimmerman case. Last week the prosecution feebly presented the first series of witnesses against George Zimmerman. However, as most observers would note, the witnesses called by the state have so far been more beneficial for the Zimmerman Self-Defense position.
  • Why Black People Understand Rachel Jeantel

    06/28/2013 5:46:37 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 168 replies
    Global Grind ^ | 27 JUNE 2012 | by Christina Coleman
    If ever I thought myself objective and unbiased, the George Zimmerman trial is definitely not that moment. So let's cut to the chase. Any attorney, jury member, judge or white person in that courtroom is not going to understand Rachel Jeantel. And I don't expect them to. In fact, I certainly, like my fellow writer Rachel Samara, understand why white people wouldn't like Rachel. She's hard. She's black. And your assumptions about her background and lack of education make you feel like you are better, somehow. That her testimony, no matter how powerful and impactful it may be to this...
  • Sanford Braces for Possible Zimmerman Riots

    06/24/2013 5:27:44 AM PDT · by Beagle8U · 127 replies
    CNN ^ | June 21, 2013 | David Mattingly
    What's the potential fallout from the George Zimmerman murder trial? With its all-female jury now in place, the trial that's become a hot button for racial tension in America is one step closer to a resolution.
  • Judge bars audio experts from George Zimmerman trial who say screams were not Zimmerman

    06/22/2013 7:39:32 AM PDT · by spacejunkie2001 · 87 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 6/22/13 | By Rene Stutzman and Jeff Weiner
    In a major victory for murder suspect George Zimmerman, a judge today ruled that prosecutors may not put on the witness stand two state audio experts who say the voice heard screaming in the background of a 911 call was someone other than Zimmerman. The judge had heard three days of testimony about the science used by the state's experts and ruled that it failed to meet Florida's legal standard. One of the experts, Alan R. Reich, had concluded the voice he identified as Trayvon is heard yelling "I'm begging you" and "stop." The other, Tom Owen, says he ruled...
  • Sanford Papa John's Delivery Drivers Fired Over Racist Voicemail

    05/27/2013 8:09:55 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 61 replies
    Central Florida News 13 ^ | May 27, 2013 | John Garity, Executive Producer
    SANFORD -- Two delivery drivers for a Papa John’s in Sanford are out of a job after a racist voicemail rant surfaced online. Now, the CEO of the pizza chain is apologizing to the nation. It started when one of the drivers pocket-dialed an African-American customer in Sanford, leaving a voicemail filled with racist language. That customer posted the voicemail on YouTube last week and it has since gone viral. "They give me five bucks there. Fine outstanding African gentleman of the community," the driver is heard saying at one point. The community the former employee is referring to is...
  • Colbert: Sanford’s Win "Scares Me To My Core"

    05/09/2013 12:22:54 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 47 replies
    CBS Charlotte ^ | May 9,2013 | CBS Charlotte
    CHARLOTTE (CBS Charlotte) – Angry about his sister’s congressional election loss to Mark Sanford, Stephen Colbert did the logical thing – and declared Sanford his new sister
  • Mark Sanford Wins

    05/08/2013 4:22:08 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 81 replies
    Red State ^ | 5/8/2013 | Erick Erickson
    A special good morning to my liberal friends who thought they might win in SC-01, but lost. Now, I know you are in high dudgeons today about the GOP and family values and Mark Sanford. But let's just start with a reality check — Mark Sanford may have cheated on his wife, but your hero Teddy Kennedy killed a lady. Good morning! Mark Sanford has won the special election in South Carolina’s first congressional district. He was abandoned by much of the South Carolina congressional delegation. He was abandoned by the NRCC and its fundraising. The Democrats outspent him by...
  • Ex-South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford wins old House seat back after scandal

    05/07/2013 6:12:57 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 91 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 5-7-2013 | Associated Press
    CHARLESTON, S.C. – Former Republican South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford revived a scandal-scarred political career by winning back his old congressional seat Tuesday in a district that hasn't elected a Democrat in three decades. The comeback was complete when he defeated Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch, the sister of political satirist Stephen Colbert. With 87 percent of the precincts reporting, Sanford had 54 percent of the vote. Sanford, who turns 53 later this month, has never lost a race in three runs for Congress and two for governor. And he said before the votes were counted Tuesday that if he lost...
  • Sanford Wins

    05/07/2013 5:24:30 PM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 340 replies
    Cook Report | May 7, 2013 | Dave Wasserman
    Dave Wasserman ‏@Redistrict 5m It's over: Sanford wins. #SC01 Retweeted by Jay Cost and 1 other
  • South Carolina District 1 Special Election Results

    05/07/2013 4:04:26 PM PDT · by randita · 86 replies
    Mark Sanford (R) vs. Elizabeth Colbert Busch (D). The special election is for the seat occupied by Tim Scott, who was appointed to the Senate to fill Jim DeMint's seat. South Carolina State Electoral Commission
  • South Carolina 'Tribal', 'A Cult': Esquire Politics Editor

    05/07/2013 1:51:32 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 5-7-2013 | NB Staff
    Have liberals already conceded defeat in today's South Carolina special election? Though polls show the race a true toss-up, some Democrats are attacking not just Republicans, but smearing the entire state as well. During today's Stephanie Miller Show, guest Charlie Pierce of Esquire Magazine slammed the Palmetto State as "tribal", "a cult" and the ultimate dig, "religious"! From the program: [video] STEPHANIE MILLER (07 May 2013): The cogent point in your headline “South Carolina is still South Carolina. JIM WARD: Ha ha ha ha! STEPHANIE MILLER: Obviously the latest poll had Mark Sanford ahead, right? CHARLIE PIERCE: And you know...
  • SC 1st District Special Election (Live Thread)

    05/07/2013 11:54:51 AM PDT · by vikingd00d · 55 replies
    me ^ | 7 May 2013 | me
    No live thread yet, so I'm starting one. Voted at 2:30 p.m. in Mt Pleasant 19. No line. Poll worker reported 28.3% turnout so far in a precinct that had a 66% turnout in the last major election. Results should be here after the polls close.
  • Dem Candidate Listed Twice on Ballot in South Carolina Special Election

    05/07/2013 7:33:12 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 48 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 9:47 AM, MAY 7, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, the Democratic nominee for the South Carolina First Congressional District special election, is listed twice on today's ballot. Colbert-Busch is also the nominee of the Working Families party. "She's been nominated by both parties. There's no prohibition in South Carolina against that," explains Chris Whitmire, director of public information and training at the South Carolina State Election Commission. All votes for Colbert-Busch "go to Colbert-Busch," regardless of whether the voter selects the Democratic Busch or the Working Families Busch. But tonight, when the votes are counted, Busch's votes will be separated by party, even if it's the cumulative...