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  • ‘Muslim-free’ gun shop teams with George Zimmerman to sell Confederate flag prints

    08/18/2015 10:58:20 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/18/2015 | Abby Ohlheiser
    The owner of a Central Florida gun shop that recently declared itself a “Muslim-free zone” announced that he is teaming up with another Floridian, George Zimmerman, to raise funds for both of their legal bills by selling prints of Zimmerman’s painting of a Confederate flag. In a newly posted 10-minute “mini-documentary” about the burgeoning friendship between Zimmerman and Florida Gun Supply owner Andy Hallinan, the pair discussed how they believe “the media twists the truth” about them and argued that the Confederate flag must be defended by Americans against a “cultural cleansing” campaign waged by the media and the political...
  • Sudden death on Canfield Drive in Ferguson [the real story of Michael Brown]

    08/09/2015 11:26:52 AM PDT · by donna · 31 replies
    WND ^ | 08/08/15 | Jesse Lee Peterson
    If he slept at all the night before – and that much is doubtful – Michael Brown woke up at his grandmother’s apartment on the morning of August 9, angry. He did not know this would be the last day of his life. He probably didn’t care. How do I know this? I know it in part by researching Brown’s history, in part by observing his actions later that day, and in part by having been where Michael Brown was. When I was younger, anger drove me almost as hard as it drove him. Many of the same things that...
  • Judge tosses case filed by Zimmerman's parents against Roseanne Barr

    07/28/2015 10:35:10 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 21 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 07/28/2015 | Elyssa Cherney
    A judge on Thursday threw out a lawsuit filed by George Zimmerman's parents accusing comedian Roseanne Barr of invading their privacy and causing emotional distress when she retweeted their address three years ago. A lawyer for Robert and Gladys Zimmerman told the judge the couple has not felt safe moving back to their Lake Mary home since Barr called for "vigilante justice" in her March 2012 tweets.
  • A Mesmerizing 'Soundsuit' Memorializes Trayvon Martin's Death

    07/22/2015 4:07:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Huffington Post's Arts & Culture ^ | July 14, 2015 | Katherine Brooks, Senior Arts & Culture Editor
    Behind what appears to be a beaded net stained the color of Skittles stands a hollow figure, made distinct by the hint of a sneaker sticking out from under the obscurity. Pan up from the shoe and there's a glimpse of a hooded sweatshirt topping off the towering statue, an unmistakeable bit of clothing loaded with meaning. Titled "TM 13," the work -- shown above -- memorializes the death of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed Florida teenager who was fatally shot by former neighborhood watch leader George Zimmerman three years ago. Created by Missouri-born artist Nick Cave, the piece is currently...
  • Man who shot at Zimmerman accused of urinating on neighbor's door

    07/15/2015 2:28:38 PM PDT · by kanawa · 25 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | July,15/15 | Rene Stutzman
    <p>Sanford – The Winter Springs man who's awaiting trial on charges he shot at former Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman is in trouble with the law again.</p> <p>A pool man says Matthew Apperson urinated on his neighbor's front door one day while she was gone. Prosecutors have charged Apperson with disorderly conduct and are asking a judge to revoke his bond and throw him back in jail.</p>
  • The Trails of All Modern Social Activism Lead Back To The White House….

    06/28/2015 6:34:50 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 5 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Jun 28, 2015 | Sundance
    Obama told everyone his intent was to “fundamentally change” the United States of America. This outline is simply going to point out a couple of visible footprints, amid the dozens possible, and show how all the modern activism stems from, and traces back to, the Obama White House. Black Lives Matter, or BLM, stemmed from a social justice group [] containing some of the same members of, “The Dream Defenders“, or TDD. TDD was mostly visible in Tallahassee Florida occupying the capitol following the Zimmerman trial. The 2013 Dream Defenders failed [] as the FL legislature rebuked their attempts to...
  • June 3rd 2013 – Pre Zimmerman Trial Beginning – New Discovery Emerges…

    06/27/2015 9:43:30 AM PDT · by blueyon · 9 replies
    Those of you who were deep in the weeds during the Zimmerman research and discoveries might be interested in this little loose end. During the “discovery phase”, and intense pre-trial preparation, Trayvon Martin family attorney Benjamin Crump refused explain or reconcile his public claims about witness #8 (he called “Dee Dee”). Crump refused to discuss his relationship with witness #8 or anything about her despite his public, yet secretive, introductions of her to the media in March of the previous year (2012).
  • Dylann Roof Learned the Exact Wrong Lesson From Trayvon Martin

    06/23/2015 10:06:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | June 23, 2015 | Mytheos Holt
    Dylann Storm Roof’s name will deservedly go down in infamy as one of America’s most depraved and retrograde serial killers. He should also go down in history as one of the least competent interpreters of that history. By this point, nearly everyone knows that Roof’s self-described moment of racial “awakening,” so to speak, was the Trayvon Martin case, in which the 17-year-old teen Trayvon Martin was shot in self-defense by George Zimmerman. Roof, in his nauseating manifesto, says he first came to be a racist when he read about this case on Wikipedia, and, to paraphrase him, didn’t see what...
  • Attempted murder charges filed against man accused of shooting at George Zimmerman

    06/18/2015 12:53:16 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 18 replies
    WFTV ^ | 6/18/2015 | WFTV
    SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — The State Attorney's Office filed attempted second-degree murder charges against Matthew Apperson Thursday. Apperson is accused of firing a shot at George Zimmerman as Zimmerman was driving on Lake Mary Boulevard May 11.
  • Topeka residents receive message from Ku Klux Klan

    06/17/2015 10:32:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Topeka Capital-Journal ^ | June 15, 2015 | Adam Vlach and Luke Ranker
    Some Topeka residents woke up Monday with a strong message at their doors. Residents in more than one neighborhood found fliers from the Ku Klux Klan in clear zip-close bags weighted by rocks on their property. In the 1900 block of S.W. Cheyenne Road, Peggy Hanna said she saw bags at nearly every home on the east side of the road from S.W. 17th Street to Belle Avenue on her morning run. Some were in the gutter, others were in driveways and yards. Just before 7 a.m., Hanna picked up a bag in her own driveway and threw it away...
  • Media Still Determined to Get George Zimmerman

    05/31/2015 8:31:39 AM PDT · by PROCON · 22 replies
    pjmedia ^ | May 30, 2015 | Michael Walsh
    All's fair in love, war and media vendettas.They’ll never get over what’s-his-name, but they’re bound and determined to make an issue out of Zimmerman and guns and Florida laws and aaarrggghhhhh!!!!!! Here’s the lede on story from ABC News: An attorney for a Florida man charged with shooting at George Zimmerman said Friday that he planned to use a “Stand Your Ground” defense — the same legal strategy considered but ultimately not used by lawyers for the former neighborhood watch leader who was acquitted in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin. What? Since when is irrelevant information — neither did...
  • Concealed carry permit holders kill hundreds (Most slanted article of the week)

    05/20/2015 8:41:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The New Pittsburgh Courier ^ | May 20, 2015 | Freddie Allen, NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent
    George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watchman who shot and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed Black teenager in Sanford, Fla., three years ago was involved in another shooting in the Sunshine State, again raises questions about concealed carry permits and the billion-dollar gun industry that advocates for legislation aimed at making it easier for Americans to carry firearms everywhere, all of the time. Matthew Apperson of Winter Springs, Fla., who said that Zimmerman threatened him following a road rage incident last year, claimed that he was acting in self-defense when he fired a single shot through the passenger side window of...
  • Guy who shot at George Zimmerman recently in mental institution

    05/20/2015 11:05:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 19, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    A little over a week ago George Zimmerman was involved in a shooting. You probably recall the story since it was all over the web. And as with the link I just provided, that’s how it was described in headlines across the spectrum. George Zimmerman was involved in a shooting. And why would anyone be surprised? You know what a bad guy he is, right? He was probably just trying to gun down some other helpless citizen. But as it turns out, the story is a bit more complicated than the initial headlines indicated. Local police and one judge have...
  • Man charged in George Zimmerman shooting had ‘fixation,’ history of mental illness: cops

    05/19/2015 9:59:22 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 20 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Tuesday, May 19, 2015 | Meg Wagner
    The Florida man charged with shooting George Zimmerman had a “fixation” with his target and recently spent time in a mental institution, police said. Matthew Apperson, arrested for the shooting the neighborhood watch leader in Lake Mary last week, was recently sent to the mental facility showing signs of paranoia, anxiety and bipolar disorder, according to a police report released Tuesday. Zimmermann was shot last week as he drove through the Orlando suburb. He told cops Apperson got behind his truck and yelled, "You remember me, you fat mother f----r?" Apperson continued to berate Zimmerman, screaming, "You owe me your...
  • Man accused of shooting at George Zimmerman bonds out of jail

    05/17/2015 3:49:06 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 64 replies
    WFTV ^ | 5-16-2015 | Julie Salomone
    LAKE MARY, Fla. — The man accused of shooting at George Zimmerman bonded out of jail Saturday afternoon. Channel 9 was there as Matthew Apperson walked out of the Seminole County Jail. He had no comment. A judge set a $35,000 bond for Apperson earlier in the day and ordered him to turn in any guns to the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office within 24 hours of his release, and to have no contact with Zimmerman. "I don't care whether you've been shopping at Publix for two hours and have a full cart of groceries or whatever. You see Mr. Zimmerman...
  • Confirmed: Zimmerman Shooting apparent Assassination Attempt

    05/16/2015 3:58:38 PM PDT · by marktwain · 65 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Matthew Apperson is the suspect in the assassination attempt on George Zimmerman The treatment by the old media of the assassination attempt on George Zimmerman has been astounding in its willful spin.  It is clear that George Zimmerman was attacked without provocation by a mentally unstable man who was obsessed with him.  He narrowly missed being killed after attempting to escape the situation, and there are numerous witnesses that corroborate his version of events.   Apperson has been arrested on three extremely serious charges.  They are: Aggravated Assault with a deadly weapon Aggravated battery with a deadly weapon Firing a...
  • Florida man involved in latest altercation with George Zimmerman is arrested

    05/15/2015 7:43:45 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 58 replies
    MSN ^ | 5-15-2015 | Gal Tziperman Lotan
    ORLANDO, Fla. — Police in Lake Mary have arrested a Winter Springs man on charges related to a shooting that took place Monday involving George Zimmerman. Matthew Apperson, 35, turned himself in Friday evening, police spokeswoman Bianca Gillett said. Apperson was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and firing a deadly missile into an occupied conveyance. "After conducting numerous interviews throughout the week, detectives determined that Mr. Apperson did intentionally fire his weapon into the vehicle occupied by George Zimmerman without provocation," Gillett said in a statement. Apperson is accused of firing...
  • Man Who Shot At George Zimmerman, Matt Apperson, Arrested – *Update* Three Charges ….

    05/15/2015 4:44:31 PM PDT · by Godebert · 52 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | May 15, 2015 | Sundance
    The man who shot at George Zimmerman, Matt Apperson, was arrested at approximately 6:40pm. Charges: One count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. One count of aggravated battery with deadly weapon. One count of firing deadly missile into an occupied vehicle.
  • George Zimmerman Shooting Apparent Assassination Attempt

    05/14/2015 6:27:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 44 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Bullet hole in George Zimmerman's vehicle. It appears that George Zimmerman, who has survived the violent attack by Treyvon Martin, survived the media persecution, survived the trial, had his marriage destroyed and a reward posted on his head for the temerity of surviving, has apparently survived an assassination attempt.   A bullet narrowly missed George Zimmerman's head, leading to non-life threatening wounds.  The man who tried to kill him, seems to have thought he had succeeded.  From wesh.com: Zimmerman's attorney Don West said a bullet missed Zimmerman's head, but he was sprayed with glass from his vehicle's windshield and other...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Man who fired at George Zimmerman in 'road rage' row was reported to police by neighbor

    05/14/2015 5:37:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Dailey Mail ^ | 13 May, 2015 | Paul Thompson
    Matthew Apperson is under investigation over a shot fired into Zimmerman's car earlier this week  Apperson, 35, was said by neighbors to be 'irrational and unstable' in days leading up to Zimmerman confrontationOne neighbor called police when she found a squirrel killed with a BB gun and told officer she feared it was 'a sign' from AppersonPolice documents show he has also been investigated after telling phone canvasser he was planning to kill a trespasser with his Magnum .357Decision due within days on whether Apperson will be charged over shot fired at Zimmerman which he says was self-defense     
  • Zimmerman Shooter Claims Self Defense

    05/12/2015 6:18:23 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 88 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 5-12-2015 | Andrew Branca
    Tells press “This is your opportunity to get out of my face right now.” So this should be interesting: Matthew Apperson, the man who yesterday fired a bullet at George Zimmerman’s head and missed, is now claiming through his lawyer, Mark NeJame, that he did so in self-defense in response to Zimmerman brandishing a gun at him. Florida news station WFTV is also reporting that Apperson has a history at least six arrests in Seminole County alone, including twice for DUI in 2000 (once found guilty of DUI, once found guilty of reduced charge of reckless driving-alcohol related), twice for...
  • Who is Matthew Apperson? (VIDEO)

    05/12/2015 4:42:52 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 15 replies
    clickorlando.com ^ | 05/11/15 | clickorlando.com
    Video only. Something weird abut Apperson, watch his face and body language.
  • George Zimmerman Injured in Lake Mary Shooting (VIDEO) (sigh...)

    05/11/2015 12:15:08 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 48 replies
    5-11-2015 | Jim Hoft
    George Zimmerman was injured today in a shooting in Lake Mary Florida. Zimmerman suffered a minor gunshot wound. WESH reported: The shooting involving Zimmerman and another man happened on Lake Mary Boulevard about 12:45 p.m., police said. According to Bracknell, officers at the scene reported Zimmerman suffered a minor gunshot wound. “He walked normally into the ambulance, so he wasn’t being helped or nothing,” said witness Ricardo Berrare. “They actually backed up the ambulance next to his driver side so he could walk into the door.” Chopper 2 video showed a bullet hole in the passenger window of the vehicle...
  • George Zimmerman involved in shooting in Lake Mary, police say

    05/11/2015 10:44:11 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 226 replies
    WESH.com ^ | 05/11/2015 | Kevin Clay
    George Zimmerman was involved in a shooting incident in Lake Mary on Monday afternoon, according to Lake Mary Police Chief Steve Bracknell. The shooting involved two men and happened on Lake Mary Boulevard, police said. Officers at the scene said it appeared Zimmerman suffered a minor gunshot wound, Bracknell said. In January, Zimmerman was accused of assault by his girlfriend, but no charges were filed after she recanted her allegation. He was also arrested in November 2013 on domestic violence allegations after his girlfriend called police. His girlfriend later recanted her story and charges were never filed. Zimmerman was acquitted...
  • Trayvon Martin’s mother: ‘Collectively we have a problem’

    05/10/2015 9:26:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Fusion ^ | May 7, 2015 | Jorge Rivas
    It’s been three years since Sybrina Fulton’s son was shot and killed by a vigilante neighbor in Florida. Now, she says, after seeing what’s happened to other young black unarmed men, it’s never been clearer that Trayvon’s skin color led to him being profiled and killed. “It was not about that hoodie, and I need to tell you that,” Fulton told a standing room only crowd in Los Angeles on Wednesday. “It was absolutely about the color of his skin.” Fulton, who became an activist against gun violence after Trayvon Martin’s death in 2012, spoke during a discussion hosted by...
  • Trayvon Martin’s mom: ‘I didn’t sign up for this’

    04/14/2015 3:22:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    KOIN-TV ^ | April 14, 2015 | Staff
    PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, spoke in Portland Monday night about the loss of her son and the message she hopes his legacy will instill in others. The free event was sponsored by the YWCA of Greater Portland at Marantha Church on Northeast 12th Avenue. Fulton, whose teenage son was shot and killed by George Zimmerman in an incident that sparked a nationwide debate about race, talked about transforming the tragedy into social change. “It’s not a speech, it’s not a lecture,” Fulton said. “It’s a message.” The mother of two shared the...
  • Zimmerman blames Obama for racial tensions...

    03/24/2015 5:16:02 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 30 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | 3/24/15 | By Letitia Stein
    Zimmerman blames Obama for racial tensions after Trayvon Martin shooting By Letitia Stein TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - George Zimmerman, acquitted of murder charges in the shooting death of an unarmed black teen in Florida, said in a videotaped interview that President Barack Obama stoked racial tensions in the case. The former Florida neighborhood watch volunteer said he felt liberated after federal prosecutors last month decided not to press civil rights charges in the 2012 death of Trayvon Martin. "Now is the perfect time to speak my mind without fear of retaliation," Zimmerman told one of his attorneys, Howard Iken, in...
  • George Zimmerman Comes Out Hard With Fierce Accusation Against Obama Over Trayvon Controversy

    03/24/2015 1:55:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | March 23, 2015 | Justen Charters
    Last month, the Department of Justice announced that it would not prosecute George Zimmerman for shooting and killing Trayvon Martin. Due to the skewering of Zimmerman by much of the media following the DOJ’s decision, he declined all interviews and press. However, Zimmerman did open up to his divorce lawyer on March 8th. And what he had to say included some choice words for President Obama. The Orlando Sentinel has more on what Zimmerman had to say: “The president should never have allowed the DOJ investigation and is guilty of ramping up racial tension when he said, “If I had...
  • George Zimmerman: President Obama amped up racial tension against me

    03/23/2015 12:06:33 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 25 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | 3/23/2015 | Rene Stutzman
    In his first public comments since the U.S. Department of Justice announced it would not prosecute him for violating Trayvon Martin's civil rights, George Zimmerman says he was victimized by President Obama. The president should never have allowed the DOJ investigation and is guilty of ramping up racial tension when he said, "If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon," Zimmerman said. Zimmerman is the Neighborhood Watch volunteer who killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black 17-year-old, in Sanford on Feb. 26, 2012, setting off civil rights demonstrations across the country and beyond. A Seminole County jury acquitted Zimmerman...
  • Finally Cleared, George Zimmerman Should Sue the DOJ

    02/26/2015 6:49:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/26/2015 | Jack Cashill
    "In all criminal prosecutions," reads the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, "the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial." In its dangling of George Zimmerman over the pit of judicial hell for the last three years, the Obama Department of Justice (DOJ) violated the spirit of that amendment for no better reason than to pacify the Democrats' increasingly bloodthirsty base. Finally, on Tuesday of this week, the DOJ announced that it had found insufficient evidence to pursue federal criminal civil rights charges against Zimmerman. A White House so seemingly appalled by torture had no qualms...
  • Nationwide Protesters adopt slogan ‘Black Lives Matter’

    03/10/2015 11:43:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Cray24 Political News ^ | March 10, 2015 | Jason Uduak
    The phrase “Black Live Matter” has emerged as a movement.A lawyer, Benjamin Crump the lawyer for the families of teens killed in police shootings responded to the Justice Department’s report surrounding the conditions which led to the death of Michael Brown. He stated with an interview on, Face the Nation that the Department of Justice cannot sanitize these shootings of unarmed colored people. Representing the families of Trayvon Martin, Michel Brown and Tamir Rice; Crump does not agree with the report not bringing civil rights charges against the officers involved in these shootings. The report only brings the conditions of...
  • Trayvon’s Mother Surprised By Prevalence of Racism in America, Not DOJ’s Failure to Charge Zimmerman

    03/10/2015 1:34:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | March 2, 2015 | Taylor Gordon
    Following the death of her 17-year-old son, Trayvon Martin, many things came as a surprise to Sybrina Fulton. The overwhelming amount of support from the public surprised the grieving mother and the sheer pervasiveness of racism in America was startling. The Department of Justice’s recent decision not to press any charges against the man responsible for her unarmed son’s death, however, was sadly the most predictable part of the aftermath. It has been three years since volunteer neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman fatally shot Martin as he made his way home from a Florida convenient store, yet emotions in the Black...
  • Three years after Trayvon Martin killing, two women's lives intersect (Compare him to Medgar Evers)

    02/28/2015 12:36:25 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | February 26, 2015 | David A. Love
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) When people are faced with overwhelming trauma in their lives, some become consumed by their difficulties, while others emerge stronger for it. In special circumstances, they may find their destiny, and seek to heal the world and make all of us stronger. Myrlie Evers-Williams and Sybrina Fulton are two great women whose achievements demand our attention. Although their personal stories are separated by five decades, these women share parallel lives. Thrust into a position of leadership for the greater good of society, they have used personal grief over the loss of a loved one to become agents for change....
  • Clarke: Trayvon Martin,Michael Brown As Civil Rights Figures Desecrate Legacy Of MLK

    03/02/2015 5:11:17 AM PST · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 2, 2015 | Jefffrey Poor
    In an interview with The Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas published on Sunday, Milwaukee Co., WI Sheriff David Clarke cautioned against making the likes of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown into civil rights figures, arguing doing so desecrates the legacy of figures of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, including Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Three years after Trayvon Martin, my students fight injustice with protest art (Look)

    03/04/2015 2:15:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Guardian & Observer's Teacher Network Blog ^ | March 4, 2015 | Brit in the Bronx
    A teacher describes how the death Trayvon Martin made ger scrap her lesson plan and work on something more relevant with students.Brit in the Bronx teacher created her portrait of Trayvon Martin using red Skittles wrappers and cream and turquoise Arizona drinks labels.Sometimes the people you teach and the events that change their lives can take you to places you weren’t expecting. In 2012, my students had a Hoods Up For Trayvon Martin day in protest against the failure to arrest former neighbourhood watchman George Zimmerman for killing the Florida teenager. They came to class with their hoods up, many...
  • Freedom Rider: Obama’s Final Insult to Trayvon Martin

    03/04/2015 1:44:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Black Agenda Report's Freedom Rider Blog ^ | March 4, 2015 | Margaret Kimberley, editor and senior columnist
    “Holder whines that the bar is set “too high” for him to do his job.”Michael Brown’s family and the people of Ferguson, Missouri had better prepare themselves. At some point in the near future the Obama justice department will announce that there will be no federal prosecution of his killer. It isn’t hard to make this prediction. Trayvon Martin’s parents were just informed that the federal government won’t lift a finger to bring their son’s murderer to justice. It is particularly galling to watch Attorney General Eric Holder leave office being lionized as a civil rights champion when he has...
  • Trayvon’s parents ‘disappointed’ in feds’ decision not to charge Zimmerman

    02/26/2015 6:21:48 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | Feb. 25, 2015 | CARLI TEPROFF -
    Even though the shooter who gunned down Miami Gardens teen Trayvon Martin won’t face federal hate crime charges, the teenager’s parents vowed to keep his memory alive Wednesday through the foundation set up in his namesake. “I will continue to fight for my son, for your son,’’ said Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon’s mother. “We here in the United States are under a crisis when our young people cannot walk the street, cannot play their music, cannot stand in front of stores or go to the store without being threatened, without being followed, chased, pursued, profiled or murdered. I just feel we...
  • MSNBC host hopes Trayvon Martin 'whooped the s--t out of George Zimmerman' (Melissa Harris-Perry)

    MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry said during an address at Cornell University this week that she hopes 17-year-old Trayvon Martin “whooped the s--t” out of gunman George Zimmerman during their fatal encounter in 2012. Harris-Perry’s speech, titled “We Can’t Breathe: The Continuing Consequences of Inequality,” was delivered during the university’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Lecture. She said the following of Martin’s death: “I hope [Martin] tried to stay alive. I hope he knew that he lived in a state with a ‘Stand Your Ground’ law.’ ” Zimmerman was acquitted in 2013 on murder charges. Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law was...
  • AP: Trayvon Martin's mother says killer got away with murder

    02/25/2015 12:56:15 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 58 replies
    Monroe News / AP ^ | 2-25-2015
    <p>The mother of Trayvon Martin says she's disappointed that federal prosecutors decided not to charge a neighborhood watch volunteer with a hate crime for killing her son three years ago.</p> <p>Speaking with The Associated Press on Wednesday before the third anniversary of her 17-year-old son's death, Sybrina Fulton says she still believes George Zimmerman got away with murder.</p>
  • Melissa Harris-Perry: I Hope Trayvon ‘Whooped the (bleep) Out of George Zimmerman’

    02/25/2015 10:09:53 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 79 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 02/25/2015 | Andrew Kirell
    <p>During a speech at Cornell University earlier this week, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry said she hopes Trayvon Martin “whooped the shit out of’ George Zimmerman during the fatal confrontation that led to Martin’s death in 2012.</p> <p>I hope [Martin] tried to stay alive. I hope he knew that he lived in a state with a “Stand Your Ground’ law. And I hope he whooped the shit out of George Zimmerman. And it’s not disreputable because he encountered a stranger who was prepared to kill him, and you know how I know? Because he killed him.</p>
  • Sharpton: We Must Lower Legal Threshold for Federal Hate Crime

    02/25/2015 11:33:03 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | February 25, 2015 | Pam Key
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Wednesday on the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” in discussing this week’s Justice Department announcement that there is not sufficient evidence to charge George Zimmerman with intentionally violating the civil rights of Trayvon Martin during the 2012 confrontation that tragically resulted in the shooting death of Martin, Al Sharpton said he is now planning to work to “lower the threshold” that legally qualifies who is prosecuted for a federal hate crime. Sharpton explained, “The intent to prove that Zimmerman did it because of his race, that is the legal threshold,” adding, ” Unless we change that legislation, we end up...
  • Trayvon Martin Shooting: George Zimmerman Wins Again, DOJ Drops Investigation

    02/25/2015 6:55:53 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | February 24, 2015 | Justin Streight
    On Tuesday, the Department of Justice announced it would not file civil rights charges against George Zimmerman for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Martin’s family described the decision as a “disappointment.” The federal government will now close the investigation for good. According to USA Today, the federal investigation did not find sufficient evidence in the Trayvon Martin case to meet the high standards for a civil rights violation. The announcement will close the federal investigation, but Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement that it should not end the dialogue and scrutiny over race relations in America. “The...
  • The Associated Press Revisits the Trayvon Martin Case

    02/24/2015 2:46:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Powerline ^ | February 24, 2015 | John Hinderaker
    The Department of Justice announced today that it will not pursue a federal civil rights charge against George Zimmerman, arising out of his fatal altercation with Trayvon Martin. That was pretty much a foregone conclusion, but the Associated Press took the opportunity to revisit the case: George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot Trayvon Martin in a 2012 confrontation with the teenager, will not face federal charges, the Justice Department said Tuesday. …Zimmerman has said he acted in self-defense when he shot the 17-year-old Martin during a confrontation inside a gated community in Sanford, Florida, just outside...
  • DOJ announces it will not file charges against Zimmerman in Martin shooting

    02/24/2015 1:31:31 PM PST · by Bubba_Leroy · 20 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | February 24, 2015 | Jake Gibson
    <p>The Justice Department announced Tuesday it will not file federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman, the Florida man who was acquitted last year of second-degree murder for shooting Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager.</p> <p>“Though a comprehensive investigation found that the high standard for a federal hate crime prosecution cannot be met under the circumstances here, this young man’s premature death necessitates that we continue the dialogue and be unafraid of confronting the issues and tensions his passing brought to the surface,” Attorney General Eric Holder said in written statement. “We, as a nation, must take concrete steps to ensure that such incidents do not occur in the future.”</p>
  • DOJ to Announce No Charges in Trayvon Martin's Death

    02/24/2015 9:59:18 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 91 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | 2/24/15
    ....ABC News has learned Martin’s family will soon be notified that the Justice Department will not be filing charges against George Zimmerman, who shot the 17-year-old after a confrontation in 2012. Thursday marks three years to the day since Martin was killed. Federal prosecutors concluded there is not sufficient evidence to prove Zimmerman, a neighborhood watchman in Sanford, Fla., intentionally violated Martin’s civil rights, sources told ABC News.
  • Trayvon Martin Shooting Equated To Muslims As His Death Is Remembered

    02/17/2015 2:28:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | February 15, 2015 | Patrick Frye
    As Trayvon Martin is remembered almost three years after his death at the hands of George Zimmerman, some are using his name to describe how Muslim Americans might feel after the Chapel Hill shooting. But friends and family only want to focus on ending racism, and some believe the focus should be on unity and not what divides. In a related report by the Inquisitr, some people thought the St. Louis hoodie ban law was a Trayvon Martin backlash and claimed racial discrimination. Speaking on MSNBC, Chris Hayes gave this thoughts on the recent killing of three Muslim students in...
  • COLUMN: Three years post-Trayvon: What has changed?

    02/20/2015 11:07:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Macomb County Advisor & Source ^ | February 20, 2015 | Professor Laura Finley
    On Feb. 26, 2012, supposed "Neighborhood Watchman" George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old black man, as Martin walked home from visiting a convenience store in Sanford, Fla. The case ignited questions about racial profiling, vigilantism and Stand Your Ground Laws. On July 13, 2013, Zimmerman was acquitted of both the second-degree murder and manslaughter charges. Despite national and even international attention to the case, one has to wonder what has really changed in the three years since the murder of Trayvon Martin. The murder of black men by police or their wannabes has not stopped. This is...
  • George Zimmerman assault case dropped; ex-girlfriend recants

    01/30/2015 9:41:24 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 88 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 30, 2015 12:02 PM EST | Mike Schneider
    An aggravated assault case against George Zimmerman that was opened when his ex-girlfriend said he threw a wine bottle at her has been dropped because she recanted her story and stopped cooperating with investigators, a prosecutor said Friday. State Attorney Phil Archer said he wouldn’t file a formal charge against Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch leader who was acquitted of killing Trayvon Martin. The killing of the unarmed black teen touched off protests across the country.The ex-girlfriend had made it clear she didn’t want to cooperate with Lake Mary Police officers, and there were no other eyewitnesses to what happened...
  • No charges for George Zimmerman in new domestic violence case

    01/30/2015 10:11:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    United Press International ^ | January 30, 2015 | Frances Burnes
    ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- George Zimmerman, the Florida man acquitted of killing Trayvon Martin, won't be prosecuted in a domestic violence case, prosecutors said Friday. Zimmerman's former roommate, Brittany Brumelle, has recanted the story she gave police Jan. 5, the State Attorney's Office said. At the time, she told officers who responded that Zimmerman was a "psychopath" and had thrown a wine bottle at her and broken her phone. The officers came to their home after they heard breaking glass and saw a woman driving away without headlights on. Zimmerman was arrested four days later even though Brumelle...
  • No charges filed against George Zimmerman

    01/30/2015 6:26:36 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 46 replies
    My Fox Orlando ^ | 1/30/15 | My Fox Orlando
    LAKE MARY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) - State Attorney Phil Archer announced Friday that his office will not file formal charges against George Zimmerman in connection with his arrest Jan. 9th for suspicion of aggravated assault in Lake Mary. The office says it completed a review of the initial Lake Mary Police Department arrest report as well as additional written and oral statements submitted by the alleged victim after the arrest as part of the ongoing investigation. "While it is clear that the officers had probable cause to arrest Mr. Zimmerman which was affirmed by the circuit court judge...