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  • 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.
  • USC's Black Student Assembly holds Candlelight Vigil for Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis

    04/04/2014 12:28:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Los Angeles Sentinel ^ | April 3, 2014 | Shonassee Shaver
    USC’s Black Student Assembly (BSA) took a somber stance, honoring Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis and other victims of racial violence at a Candlelight Vigil March 5. BSA Executive Director Ama Amoafo-Yeboah led the service to explore the past seven decades through short speeches and focus on the pattern of legalized lynching, police brutality and the infamous Stand-Your-Ground law and their social implications on race and ethnicity. “The goal of the Trayvon Martin-Jordan Davis Candlelight Vigil is to provide a space through which people can come together across those lines of race and difference that too often keeps our community divided,”...
  • Gary Stein: Time to make George Zimmerman disappear

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

    04/01/2014 1:33:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Thy Black Man ^ | March 28, 2014 | Dr. Boyce Watkins
    Like the rest of the world, I was stunned to hear Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant argue that it was somehow an unecessary burden for a black man to stand in support of the late Trayvon Martin. If anything, the Trayvon Martin case brought black people together in ways that we haven’t seen since the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The case was clear cut: Trayvon had no weapon. He wasn’t bothering anybody. He was stalked out and murdered for appearing to look like a “thug.” George Zimmerman is a free man and later showed that he...
  • Trayvon Martin and the Flat Earth Society

    03/31/2014 5:02:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/31/2014 | Ben Cohen
    TV journalist Lisa Bloom has just written a book about the Trayvon Martin case. Curious to find out more, I watched her interview with Cenk Uygur of “The Young Turks.” She started out by explaining that she wrote the book to demonstrate Zimmerman’s guilt, and show that the jury got it wrong. Instead of presenting new evidence, or a more compelling interpretation, she ignored exculpatory evidence, mangled the facts, made bogus inferences, and omitted much..
  • Kobe Bryant under fire for criticizing Lebron James and Miami Heat for supporting Trayvon Martin...

    03/29/2014 4:44:35 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 22 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | March 29, 2014 | James Nye
    LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant has been heavily criticized after saying that he didn't think he should necessarily have an opinion on Trayvon Martin's shooting just because he is African American. During an interview for a profile piece in the New Yorker, which will be published on April 4, the 35-year-old said also took the opportunity to pour scorn on Lebron James and the Miami Heat for posting a photo of them wearing hoodies in the aftermath of Martin's death at the hands of George Zimmerman. Asked about that, Bryant said he took exception to any idea that Africa-Americans should...
  • 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...
  • Roseanne Barr Sued by George Zimmerman's Parents: She Sent ‘Lynch Mob’ After Us

    03/12/2014 11:18:36 PM PDT · by kingattax · 29 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3-12-14 | Tim Molloy
    The parents of Trayvon Martin's shooter, George Zimmerman, are suing Roseanne Barr for tweeting their home address in what they say was an attempt to send vigilantes after them. Robert Zimmerman and Gladys Zimmerman's lawsuit says the actress and comedian also said she herself might go to their home herself. They said she posted their private information in violation of Twitter's privacy policies. “Roseanne Barr knew at the time of her tweets and her threat to personally come to the Zimmerman's home that it was an open and obvious call for vigilante justice… intended by Roseanne Barr to cause a...
  • Zimmerman's parents sue comedienne Roseanne Barr

    03/11/2014 1:35:29 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 53 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | 3/11/2014 | Rene Stutzman
    SANFORD - The parents of George Zimmerman have sued comedienne Roseanne Barr, saying they fled their Lake Mary home in the middle of the night and have been unable to return because she posted their address on Twitter two years ago. Robert Zimmerman Sr. and Gladys Zimmerman filed suit Monday in state circuit courtm accusing Barr of trying to incite "a lynch mob to descend" and carry out "vigilante justice." According to the suit, Barr published their address on Twitter March 29, 2012, a month after their son, George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager in Sanford but...
  • Report: Gun show may be canceled over George Zimmerman appearance

    03/07/2014 3:26:08 PM PST · by Ray76 · 30 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | Mar 7, 2014
    An Orlando gun show may be canceled because the venue, Majestic Event Center, does not want Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman to attend, is reporting.
  • George Zimmerman: I want to quit fighting in court with Angela Corey (So he can get on w/suing NBC)

    03/04/2014 10:42:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | March 4, 2014 | Rene Stutzman
    SANFORD — Former Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman says he's done fighting in court with Special Prosecutor Angela Corey. In paperwork filed at the Seminole County criminal courthouse Feb. 20, Zimmerman says he is giving up his promised fight to make the state pay his legal bills. He's also wants to put an end to his lawyers' fight with prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda, whom they had asked a judge to punish, alleging unethical behavior, including hiding evidence. If Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson agrees, that would clear the way for Zimmerman to move forward with his defamation suit against...
  • 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.
  • Young men, step up the Obama's challenge (New initiative for boys of color, "My Brother's Keeper")

    03/01/2014 4:18:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | March 2, 2014 | Solomon Jones
    ON THURSDAY afternoon, two couples sat stoically in a White House audience filled with those working to change the lives of black and Latino boys. That the parents of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis, two boys whose shooting deaths outraged a nation, could reach through their grief to take in President Obama's vision for saving other sons speaks to their resilience. More importantly, it speaks volumes to all of us. It speaks to the fact that Obama's new initiative for boys of color, "My Brother's Keeper," will require much more than the $200 million-plus foundations will spend to effect change....
  • Northampton Community College students debate merits of stand-your-ground laws

    03/01/2014 4:00:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Lehigh Valley Express-Times ^ | March 1, 2014 | Sara K. Satullo
    Northampton Community College students debating the merits of so-called stand-your-ground laws were so convincing, audience members seemed to forget the teams had flipped a coin to decide which position they'd take. Members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and the college's Student Senate tackled the thorny issue Thursday as part of the college's celebration of Black History Month. The three students on the honor society team were deemed the victors by a panel of three judges. But as the judges deliberated in the hallway, the teams took audience questions and also were corrected a few times. Professor Vertel Martin...
  • Trayvon Martin’s parents join Obama for launch of minority initiative (‘My Brother’s Keeper’)

    02/28/2014 8:22:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 27, 2014 | Ben Wolfgang
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Two years and a day after their son’s death, the parents of Trayvon Martin visited the White House on Thursday and were in the audience as President Obama announced a new initiative designed to keep young minority men on the right path. The president mentioned Trayvon’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, during his speech, drawing applause from a crowd gathered in the East Room of the White House. The man who shot and killed Trayvon, George Zimmerman, was found not guilty of murder in a Florida trial last year. The prosecution contended that Mr. Zimmerman singled out Trayvon because...
  • Trayvon Martin vigils sweep the country two years after his death

    02/26/2014 10:56:26 AM PST · by South40 · 65 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, February 26, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    Vigils are being planned across the country to mark the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin — a case that has stoked racial tensions and questioned Florida’s “stand your ground” laws for the past two years. Rallies are being held in major cities across the country, and many participants are being asked to wear hoodies in solidarity with the slain teen.
  • Trayvon Martin's Mom To Speak On Campus ( UCONN ) !

    02/24/2014 1:16:49 PM PST · by sushiman · 33 replies
    UConn Today ^ | 2/21/14 | Kristen Cole
    Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old whose fatal shooting by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida set off a racial firestorm, will speak at UConn on Feb. 28, at 6 p.m., in the Student Union Ballroom.
  • College to award annual Trayvon Martin Award for Social Justice

    02/21/2014 8:09:52 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 33 replies ^ | 2/21/14 |
    College to award annual Trayvon Martin Award for Social Justice Jordan-Zachery wants to make sure the award effectively serves as a “memory of victims of racism and other forms of oppression in the United States.” The Providence College Black Studies Program e-mailed students, faculty, and administrators Tuesday to renew an award called the Trayvon Martin Award for Social Justice.
  • Salon: ‘White Thugs Killing Black Teens’ – Time for Violent Response?

    02/20/2014 2:10:11 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    Salon via Barb Wire ^ | February 18, 2014 | Matt Barber
    <p>Declaring that “Florida cannot defend black life against white fear,” Brittney Cooper, a liberal, race-baiting, African American writer for, has made the not-so-subtle suggestion that perhaps it’s time for black folks to react with violence when a court of law doesn’t rule to their satisfaction.</p>
  • Nancy Grace to Piers Morgan on guns: That’s enough outta you, Limey

    02/19/2014 2:03:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 18, 2014 | Mary Katharine Ham
    One loopy, arrogant CNN host castigating the most loopy, arrogant CNN host, and using the American Revolution to do it? You know you gotta be bringing the quality ruckus when Van Jones and Ben Ferguson, the purported partisans in this fight, are just sitting back and chuckling at you. Oh, my. Why? Because you deserve it. And, it may be the only time you ever side with Nancy Grace.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)
  • Who are the real thugs? (White guys with guns are the real thugs, says the author)

    02/19/2014 1:51:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Politico ^ | February 19, 2014 | Roger Simon
    Let’s play a game. It’s called: “Who’s the Thug?” It’s the day after Thanksgiving 2012, and four teenagers are sitting in a Dodge Durango outside a convenience store in Jacksonville, Fla. The Durango is red, which is unimportant. The teenagers are black, which is important. The teenagers are planning to try to pick up some girls later in the evening and have stopped for some gum — “so our breath would smell good,” one will later testify — and cigarettes. The teenagers are playing loud music in the Durango. A car pulls up next to the Durango, parking very close...
  • George Zimmerman flees Miami after being accosted on beach and $10,000 bounty put on his head

    02/18/2014 6:35:08 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 35 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | February 18, 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    George Zimmerman has fleed Miami after being chased by a crowd and told there is a $10,000 bounty on his head. He abandoned his home with his family moments after a TV interview with CNN the next morning. Zimmerman, 30, appeared on CNN on Monday to accuse President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder of making him a 'scapegoat'. It has emerged his words came hours after infuriated protesters ambushed him, his girlfriend and her son on the beach. Speaking on national television to Chris Cuomo, he revealed he still receives death threats seven months after he was acquitted...
  • Zimmerman case was everything Dunn case was not

    02/17/2014 10:01:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | February 17, 2014 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    Independently verifiable justifiable use of deadly force versus an incredible unsupported story.The Zimmerman and Dunn cases have been lumped together by many commentators, but the cases had almost nothing in common. Based on the evidence presented in court, the Zimmerman jury got it right. Based on the evidence presented in court, the Dunn jury got the murder count wrong in deadlocking — although until they speak, we can’t know why. Zimmerman’s explanation for the use of deadly force was consistent with eyewitnesses, medical evidence, ballistics, and the forensic evidence. Dunn’s explanation for the use of deadly force lacked credibility, had...
  • Why Are White Men Like Michael Dunn So Angry?

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

    02/17/2014 2:53:32 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 55 replies ^ | February 17, 2014 | JOSE DELREAL
    George Zimmerman on Monday accused President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder of making a “scapegoat” of him but that he does not know why they would do so. In an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, Zimmerman said he believes that in his trial for the killing of Florida teen Trayvon Martin he faced a “miscarriage of justice,” and he described himself as a “scapegoat.” “A scapegoat for [what]?” Cuomo asked. “The government, the president, the attorney general,” responded Zimmerman, who was acquitted in the trial. “I don’t know what they’re thinking or why they’re thinking it, all I...
  • GZ Interview With Univision Translated Transcript

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

    02/15/2014 10:22:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    NewsMax ^ | February 14, 2014 | Melissa Clyne
    An unlikely celebrity will make a television appearance at the NBA All-Star Game this weekend: President Barack Obama. The commander-in-chief sat for an interview Thursday with NBA legend Charles Barkley, Politico reports. The interview with Obama, a noted basketball fan and longtime Chicago Bulls devotee, will air at half-time Sunday evening on TNT. The cable network tweeted a brief teaser of the president plugging the game and TNT. ---snip--- The substance of Obama's interview has not been made public but there's speculation that Barkley — known for making provocative political commentary on air — may have veered into politics. While...
  • George Zimmerman / DMX fight cancelled. Liberals take victory lap

    02/09/2014 1:52:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 9, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    In case you missed it, celebrity fight promoter Damon Feldman recently set up another of these pay per view boxing events between George Zimmerman and DMX (who is apparently a musician fallen on hard times). These celebrity boxing events are not a new thing. TheyÂ’ve been held before, featuring various B list actors, failed childhood stars and other media figures. Danny Bonaduce went through a lot of this as an adult when his career fizzled after the Partridge Family years. But back to ZimmermanÂ… The proceeds from the show were slated to go to charity. But there is still a...
  • George Zimmerman’s boxing match with rapper DMX canceled

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

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

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

    02/05/2014 10:09:46 AM PST · by servo1969 · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | 2-5-2014 | Saeed Ahmed
    <p>As in, what now, George Zimmerman?</p> <p>Seems like the former neighborhood watchman has found yet another way to remain in the public limelight.</p> <p>This time, he'll be stepping into a boxing ring to fight rapper DMX.</p> <p>Zimmerman said the celebrity boxing match was his idea. Boxing was his hobby, he told Radar Online last month, even prior to the "incident."</p>
  • On Second Thought, George Zimmerman Accepting Celebrity Boxing Challenge Is Pure Genius

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

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

    01/26/2014 2:34:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    The Source ^ | January 26, 2014 | April Dawn
    George Zimmerman continues to be an attention starved horrible human being. Zimmerman has continued to keep himself in the public eye since being acquitted of the murder of Trayvon Martin–and now he wants us to know that even he thinks the justice system is a joke. Just a month ago, in between run ins with the police, Zimmerman decided he fancied himself a painter and sold a painting on eBay. It was an American flag, with the words “God One Nation with Liberty and Justice For All.” It sold for $100,099.99. His follow up painting is even more appalling, classless,...
  • 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."
  • Zimmerman tries to profit from Trayvon Martin slaying with painting; AP demands halt to sale

    01/25/2014 4:17:51 AM PST · by don-o · 34 replies
    AP via Johnson City Press ^ | January 24, 2014
    ORLANDO, Fla. — The Associated Press has demanded that George Zimmerman halt the sale of one of his paintings because the news agency says it directly copies an AP photo.
  • AP serves George Zimmerman with a cease-and-desist order....

    01/24/2014 7:30:49 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 90 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 24, 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    after he 'stole' their photographer's image for his latest paintingGeorge Zimmerman's recent foray into the art world hasn't exactly earned him much critical praise. But it's definitely garnered him some attention - so much so that it could potentially get him sued by one of the largest news-wire services on earth. For his latest painting, the man acquitted of murder in the shooting death of unarmed Florida teen Trayvon Martin has painted a portrait of Florida State Attorney General Angela Corey, who is the woman who decided to charge Zimmerman with murder in Martin's death. The problem for Zimmerman, however,...
  • George Zimmerman's Second Artwork-"Angie"...

    01/22/2014 7:44:33 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 60 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 1-22-2014 | sundance
    You might remember that Angela Corey cancelled an already impanelled Grand Jury and held a press conference to announce she was proceeding with the Second Degree murder charge on her own auspices. The artwork’s inspiration may have come from this photograph/
  • Progress can evaporate without vigilance, Brown warns (CBC Congresswoman)

    01/19/2014 9:32:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Ocala Star-Banner ^ | January 19, 2014 | Bill Thompson
    Making a rare Ocala visit on the eve of the holiday recognizing black America’s greatest civil rights leader, U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown exhorted members of a predominantly black church on Sunday to remain politically vigilant, lest the gains made by minorities over the past 50 years be reversed. Appearing at the St. Paul African Methodist Episcopalian Church, the Jacksonville Democrat warned that inertia and indifference by black voters, especially young people, could lead to setbacks on voting rights, health care, education and other issues. Yet it also mattered at the lowest levels of government, and in elections farther down...
  • Church replaces Jesus with Trayvon Martin

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

    01/17/2014 11:15:25 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    United Press International ^ | January 16, 2014 | Kate Stanton
    Sybrina Fulton, who's 17-year-old son Trayvon Martin was shot by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in 2012, visited the University of Utah on Thursday to discuss racial profiling. Hundreds attended the Martin Luther King Week event, in which Fulton said that an "upside" to her son's death was the "opportunity to save someone else's child." "Don’t think for one second racial profiling doesn’t happen. Don’t think for one minute even in your community of Salt Lake City it doesn’t happen," she said. "Racism is still alive. Racial profiling is still alive. Injustice is still alive." Fulton said that the circumstances of...
  • 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...
  • Professor blames ‘southern white radicals’ for Obamacare debacle

    01/01/2014 9:33:37 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 123 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 1, 2014 | Eric Owens, education editor
    A professor who teaches constitutional law courses at the City University of New York’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice penned a Christmas Day essay blaming “southern White radicals” for the disastrous, slow-motion train wreck failure that has been the rollout of the Affordable Care Act. The essay, by Gloria J. Browne-Marshall at the website Politics in Color, is entitled “2013: A Year of Racial Challenges.” “[S]outhern White radicals vowed to stop implementation of the Obama-care law leading one to wonder if Tea Party members would oppose affordable healthcare if it came from a nonBlack [sic] President,” writes Browne-Marshall. In...
  • Kiese Laymon on Trayvon, Black Manhood and Love

    12/30/2013 6:40:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Color Lines ^ | December 30, 2013 | Professor Kiese Laymon
    “I can’t stop thinking about your ‘How do you want to be loved?’ question,” my student Wilson said to me two weeks ago. “And I was just wondering, when you asked yourself that question, what did you come up with?” I teach at Vassar College, an educational institution where resources, need-blind admissions, multisyllabic disengagement, cocaine and curious students are in relative abundance. This semester, I challenged myself to do more than move my 60 students beyond traditional “either/or” binaries of feeling or thinking, critical analysis or creative writing, intellectualizing or confessing, radical or capitalist praxis. I was less invested in...
  • 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.
  • With Trayvon Martin, this Nativity gets edgy update (Traydmark as the baby in Claremont CA)

    12/26/2013 2:32:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin ^ | December 24, 2013 | David Allen
    John Zachary created a Nativity scene for Claremont United Methodist Church that employs a figure of Trayvon Martin as a commentary on gun violence. Previous scenes have had Mary and Joseph as a homeless couple and as war refugees. “You try to put it in a context of how it would be today,” Zachary said.Nativity scenes have a few standard elements: a manger, swaddling clothes, happy parents, sheep, maybe the Three Wise Men. They don’t generally include Trayvon Martin. But there he is, wearing a hoodie, a stream of blood pouring from his chest onto the straw-covered floor of the...