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  • Rising Above: The Remarkable Legacy Of Attorney General Eric Holder (Wait, he's serious!)

    09/27/2014 5:41:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | September 27, 2014 | Trevor LaFauci
    Winston Churchill once said, “You have enemies? Good. That means you stood up for something in your life.” Is no instance is this quote more applicable than the tenure of Attorney General Eric Holder, who stepped down on Thursday after leading the Department of Justice for six years and in, turn, became a prime target for Republicans intent on destroying everything that both he and the Obama Administration stood for. Despite constant attacks, as well as deliberate misinformation by Republicans, Holder stood strong and for six years became a champion for civil rights, gay rights, and voting rights. Holder himself...
  • Will George Zimmerman kill again?

    09/14/2014 4:46:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Examiner ^ | September 13, 2014 | Chelsea Hoffman
    George Zimmerman is in the news again, and to no surprise it's not in a positive way. This Saturday news report shares that the man acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin was recently involved in a road rage incident. Lake Mary Police said that the unidentified victim called 911 before and during the incident. He said that Zimmerman pulled up to him and said "Why are you pointing a finger at me?" When the man pulled into a parking lot, Zimmerman allegedly followed him as he was calling police, but left before the cops showed up on the scene. The man...
  • Pictures: Evidence photos released in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin

    09/12/2014 10:08:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    (93-PHOTOS-AT-LINK) Evidence photos released by the Fourth Circuit Court State Attorney's Office and the lawyers for George Zimmerman in the shooting death of teen Trayvon Martin. Sanford resident Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder...
  • Alleged Anti-White Bias in the Context of the Trayvon Martin Matter = ‘hostile work environment’

    08/30/2014 4:51:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 28 | Eugene Volokh
    Speech at work complaining about alleged anti-white bias in the context of the Trayvon Martin matter = ‘hostile work environment’ harassmentHere’s an excerpt from an administrative decision I just read, DeMay v. Richmond County Dep’t of Social Servs., 2014 WL 4206296 (N.C. Office of Admin. Hearings); it was filed July 2, 2014, but just posted on Westlaw on Wednesday. The petitioner was demoted because of a statement she made at a meeting, and the administrative decision upheld the demotion: SNIP 6. At a momentary pause between topics discussed at the meeting, Petitioner announced that she had a FaceBook post that...
  • The Racist Requirement For Self-Defense

    08/21/2014 9:56:31 AM PDT · by xuberalles · 16 replies
    Self | 8/21/14 | Me
    Dear Race Hustlers, Media Activists, and Gainfully Unemployed Anarchists... If Trayvon Martin or Mike Brown never attacked George Zimmerman or Darren Wilson they would be alive today. End of story, good night, Good Morning America! That’s the real tragedy. Why is this concept so difficult to understand? If a black cop shot a white man charging him with the intent to do bodily harm, no one in the black community, the White House or the leftist media would have a problem with it. So why do you now? Excuse my English but that’s called racism where I come from. Self-defense...
  • Too low even for libs: Cartoon links Trayvon Martin, Obama impeachment

    08/04/2014 12:03:39 PM PDT · by maggief · 17 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | August 3, 2014 | Tom Tillison
    Hard line conservatives were the first to mention the “I” word – impeachment — in response to President Obama‘s ongoing pattern of circumventing Congress to enact desired policy, but it has been Democrats who seemed to be obsessed with the idea. In fact, the prospect of impeaching Obama has been a windfall for Democrats, with 21 fundraising emails being sent to supporters during the last week of July alone, according to The Atlantic. And Obama’s allies in the media have been just as quick to make political hay out of impeachment — the blog FiveThirtyEight.com reported the pro-Obama network MSNBC...
  • Sorry, NBC: You Owe George Zimmerman Millions

    06/27/2014 7:29:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/27/2014 | A.J. Delgado
    NBC should be held liable for the editing of George Zimmerman’s 911 call in ways that made Zimmerman appear to be a racist. In a grotesque and apparently malicious act of misreporting, NBC, in multiple broadcasts, aired doctored, heavily edited versions of the 911 call, misleadingly moving around Zimmerman’s words like a Rubik’s Cube. The result gave a false impression of the tragic incident in which Zimmerman shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, and it exposed Zimmerman to the hatred, scorn and contempt of millions of viewers. Zimmerman is suing NBC and the network is fighting back. But the network’s...
  • Did You Know There’s A Tiny (Secret) Trayvon Martin Monument in Boston? (And illegal, of course)

    06/19/2014 4:18:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | June 18, 2014 | Justine Hofherr
    <p>If you weren’t paying attention, you might walk right by it, but there’s a small, secret, metal monument dedicated to Trayvon Martin sitting atop a lamppost in Jamaica Plain.</p> <p>According to WBUR, Matthew Hincman, an associate professor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, attached the small, cylindrical metal statue to a lamppost a couple weeks ago without any official permission from authorities. It’s located at the corner of Eliot and Center streets in JP’s Monument Square.</p>
  • Progressives Dirty Little Lies About Hate Crimes

    06/03/2014 11:07:32 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 4 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | June 2, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    In this weeks LA Weekly, the left-leaning free publication and directory for escorts and marijuana dispensaries, provided a cover image depicting various aspects of the conservative coalition, engaged in a tug of war for control of the GOP. One of the illustrated characters among the contingent was the image of a Klansman, donning the white sheet and hood, yet another example of Progressives hinting at the prevalence of racism within the conservative political movement. The campaign to paint conservatives with a broad brush of hate and racism runs in conjunction with their obsession and deception about the nature of so-called...
  • No charges for Marigny homeowner Merritt Landry in shooting of Marshall Coulter

    05/15/2014 7:32:42 PM PDT · by BBell · 20 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | May 15, 2014 | Ken Daley
    Merritt Landry, the homeowner who shot an unarmed teenager in the head after finding the intruder on his Marigny property, no longer faces criminal prosecutionOrleans Parish prosecutors on Thursday announced the decision to decline charges following news that Marshall Coulter, 15, who survived the shooting, had been arrested in connection with burglaries in the same neighborhood. The decision also comes after a grand jury failed to take action earlier this year, leaving the viability of the case in doubt."I am ethically obligated not to charge an individual against whom I do not possess evidence that proves beyond a reasonable doubt...
  • Marshall Coulter, teenager shot by homeowner, captured on surveillance video before burglary arrest,

    05/06/2014 12:47:20 PM PDT · by BBell · 14 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | May 06, 2014 | Naomi Martin
    New surveillance video shows a teenager identified by a Marigny resident as Marshall Coulter, the intruder who survived being shot in the head by a homeowner last year, trying to enter a home last Friday afternoon. Twenty minutes before law enforcement and witnesses say Coulter, 15, was caught inside a home in the 2000 block of Royal Street, he lingered on a porch, peered into windows and tried the front door knob at a house two blocks away, on Burgundy Street. The footage shows the teen moving sluggishly on the porch as he looks through the windows and checks inside...
  • Another burglary charge for teenager who survived Marigny homeowner's shot to the head

    05/05/2014 4:20:53 PM PDT · by BBell · 14 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 5/5/14 | Naomi Martin
    Marshall Coulter, the 15-year-old who survived being shot in the head by a Marigny homeowner last July, is now accused of two separate home invasions, New Orleans police confirmed on Monday. The newest allegation revealed is the first time Coulter, whose family described him as a non-violent thief, is accused of a violent crime.Police say Coulter broke into a house in the 900 block of Frenchmen Street on June 11, 2012, said Officer Garry Flot, a police spokesman. The residents returned home and found the teenager inside the house. The residents had a "struggle" with the teen, who then armed...
  • Teenager shot by Marigny homeowner arrested in residential burglary, sources say

    05/03/2014 11:38:08 AM PDT · by BBell · 21 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | May 03, 2014 | Naomi Martin
    A 15-year-old who survived being shot in the head last July by a Marigny homeowner was arrested Friday (May 2) in a residential burglary in the Marigny, according to two law enforcement officials. Marshall Coulter was shot last July by homeowner Merritt Landry, who later told police he believed the teen was breaking into his home.The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak about the investigation. They said Coulter was detained Friday afternoon by 8th District detectives after a resident in the 2000 block of Royal Street reported a burglary of their home. It...
  • Analysis: Obama Tests 2014 Version Of Trayvon Martin

    05/03/2014 7:29:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies
    Dailycaller.com ^ | 5/2/2014 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama is testing a much-needed replacement for Trayvon Martin, the Florida teen whose media-magnified death helped spike African-American turnout in the 2012 election. The new campaign-trail martyr is Clayton Lockett, an African-American who kidnapped four people, including a 18 year-old woman whom he raped and then killed after she watched her grave being dug for 20 minutes. Obama has the same motive as he did 2012 — boosting turnout of his most important bloc.
  • Homeboy Sandman Calls Blacks "Cowards" Over Donald Sterling Controversy

    04/28/2014 7:19:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Hip Hop Wired ^ | April 28, 2014 | D.L. Chandler
    Homeboy Sandman, regarded as one of the more gifted and brilliant rappers in the game, also moonlights as a columnist of strong opinion and thought. The Stones Throw rapper took aim at the Donald Sterling controversy in a new piece, using an attention-grabbing angle of calling Blacks cowards in response to Los Angles Clippers team response to the racist allegations. On Sunday before their contest with the Golden State Warriors, the Chris Paula and Blake Griffin-led Clippers turned their practice jerseys inside out and played without enthusiasm and allowing the best of seven series to be tied two games a...
  • Trayvon Martin's dad speaks about son in NY

    04/24/2014 10:06:43 AM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 36 replies
    WFTV.com ^ | April 24,2014 | Associated Press
    According to Newsday, Martin said he would like to see his son's name "in the history books of modern days, taking his place beside Emmett Till." Martin's son was fatally shot by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, who later was acquitted of second-degree murder under Florida's "stand your ground" law.
  • Scarborough Called Zimmerman 'Murderer' But Condemns Conservatives Who 'Raced' To Support Him

    04/24/2014 5:23:38 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If there was anyone in America who recklessly rushed to prematurely proclaim a position on George Zimmerman, it was Joe Scarborough. Before Zimmerman had even been arrested, at a time when even Al Sharpton was being relatively cautious with his language, Scarborough used his Morning Joe platform to brand Zimmerman a "murderer." But there was Scarborough on today's show with the gall to condemn conservatives who "raced blindly" to embrace Zimmerman. View the video here.
  • 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 GenerationSnooki.com 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.
  • Kobe Bryant Forced Back Onto Tribal Plantation After Heresy About Trayvon

    04/03/2014 1:08:54 PM PDT · by IChing · 6 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 4/2/14 | Donald Joy
    Two years ago, Barack Obama infamously emphasized skin color above all other factors in his remarks about a boiling controversy, saying, “…my main message is to the parents of Trayvon Martin. You know, if I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.” Obama did the same thing again over a year later, immediately after the jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in that case–barging in front of the cameras for the explicit purpose of emphasizing skin color (instead of character and conduct) regarding issues of crime, justice, and public safety, Obama self-righteously prattled on for over 17 minutes in a...
  • Gary Stein: Time to make George Zimmerman disappear

    04/01/2014 5:18:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 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...
  • What Did Kobe Bryant Say About Trayvon Martin that has Liberals Shocked?

    03/27/2014 11:35:24 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 25 replies
    Kobe Bryant, the world-renowned shooting guard for the Los Angeles Lakers, admitted a position that is sure to irk liberals at a time when race relations in America remain incredibly low. At a time when black celebrities and political figures are routinely targeted by the left for any perceived lack of solidarity with leftist causes, Bryant recently sat down with The New Yorker to discuss a wide range of topics and admitted that he refuses to support Trayvon Martin simply because he’s black. According to News One: In the March 31 issue of the New Yorker, Kobe Bryant discussed life,...
  • Kobe Bryant on the Trayvon Martin case: “I won’t react just because I’m African-American”

    03/27/2014 6:41:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/2014 | AllahPundit
    Actually, my headline’s not right. It’s hard to be sure since the New Yorker piece that contains the money quote is behind a reg wall, but I don’t think he’s taking a position on the case. He’s taking a position on people who took a position on the case without having heard both sides. The reporter apparently asked him about this photo specifically: #WeAreTrayvonMartin #Hoodies #Stereotyped #WeWantJustice http://t.co/tH6baAVo— LeBron James (@KingJames) March 23, 2012 To which Bryant replied: “I won’t react to something just because I’m supposed to, because I’m an African-American,” he said. “That argument doesn’t make any sense...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Minnesota GOP State Representative Pens Racist Tweet About NBA Players

    03/10/2014 5:34:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2014 | Adam Edelman
    ‘Let’s be honest, 70% of teams in NBA could fold tomorrow + nobody would notice a difference w/ possible exception of increase in streetcrime,’ tweeted state Rep. Pat Garofalo Sunday.A Minnesota state lawmaker is under fire after making comments about the NBA that many feel were out of bounds. Gopher State Republican Rep. Pat Garofalo tweeted Sunday that “70% of teams in NBA could fold tomorrow + nobody would notice a difference w/ possible exception of increase in streetcrime.” The offensive tweet was met widely with criticism: more than 1,200 people retweeted it and hundreds of others replied to the...
  • 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 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.
  • Calling A Swastika A Swastika

    02/24/2014 6:03:02 PM PST · by Absolutely Nobama · 110 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 2/24/14 Another Day Im Obama's Dystopia | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    Recently, Ted Nugent made the Authoritarian Left go into convulsions by calling our Jew hating Dog Eater in Chief, Barack Hussein Obama, a "mongrel" and "subhuman". Not one to rest on his laurels, Nugent also compared Obama's administration to the Third Reich. Needless to say, I completely agree with Mr. Nugent. The pile of human debris that has usurped the White House is indeed the lowest form of life on this planet. However, this column isn't about Ted Nugent or defending his comments. This column, like so many others that I've written, is about the utter cowardice of the Republican...
  • Grand jury takes no action in Merritt Landry case

    02/22/2014 11:12:48 AM PST · by BBell · 14 replies
    wdsu.com ^ | 2/20/2014 | Clint Durrett
    NEW ORLEANS —An Orleans Parish grand jury didn't return anything Thursday in the case against a Marigny homeowner who shot a teen intruder in the head in July 2013.Merritt Landry, 33, was arrested and accused of second-degree attempted murder in the shooting of 14-year-old Marshall Coulter. Police said the teen climbed a fence into Landry's yard in the 700 block of Mandeville Street at 2 a.m. on July 26. Landry fired once at Coulter, striking him in the head. The grand jury didn't take any action in the case as it convened on Thursday. The grand jury meets in six-month...
  • 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
    independentfilmnewsandmedia.com ^ | 2/21/14 | independentfilmnewsandmedia.com
    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.
  • 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
    politico.com ^ | 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...
  • Man named Tayvon Martin charged in deadly shooting near Denver's City Park

    02/11/2014 7:50:25 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 28 replies
    DENVER - Prosecutors have charged a 21-year-old man in connection with a shooting in Denver that left one person dead and two others injured. The Denver District Attorney's Office announced Monday that Tayvon Martin has been charged with one count of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder for the June 22 shooting.
  • On Second Thought, George Zimmerman Accepting Celebrity Boxing Challenge Is Pure Genius

    02/02/2014 12:44:51 PM PST · by IChing · 29 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 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 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."
  • 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...
  • Identity Of Trayvon Martin's 'Cousin' Questioned

    01/04/2014 7:19:40 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 32 replies
    wabe.org ^ | 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....
  • Lowell Observatory's Putnam wants to name asteroid for Trayvon Martin

    12/30/2013 1:13:17 PM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 49 replies
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | 9/5/13 | Eric Betz
    Albert Einstein. George Takei. Jerry Garcia. All of those men and many others have had an asteroid named after them. And if William Lowell Putnam III, trustee of Lowell Observatory, has his way, another name will be added to that list: Trayvon Martin. The retired broadcast executive, alpinist, author and Flagstaff resident believes that Martin has not received justice. It was an unusually warm night at Anderson Mesa south of Flagstaff on Oct. 2, 2000, when Lowell Observatory astronomers found the asteroid 2000 TM61. It was just one of hundreds that observatory’s researchers discovered as part of their search for...
  • 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.
  • '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
    booktv.org ^ | 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.