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… Found a Dandy [Judge Jeanine Pirro] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,July 29th,2013

.. I try to watch Justice with Judge Jeanine Pirro whenever I can . However , I have been quite busy the last few weeks .

.. I went back , and took the time to review some of her best and most recent stuff . This one golden nugget I came across is from the post – trial reaction to the George Zimmerman trial . She comes out with both “six shooters” blazing . The YouTube versions are good , but not always dependable , unless one is familiar with the poster . So , I try to go with the real McCoy . The link to her post – Zimmerman trial commentary is not that long , and is worth the time , and is [here]

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… Absolutely Hilarious [Al Sharpton slapdown]

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,July 22nd,2013

.. thanks to Smitty at theOtherMcCain for pointing out this link , and CapBlacktheHoodConservative for the original post . You really have to listen to this . No music to it , but a very righteous slapdown of the DemoCraps , Al Sharpton , the urban Agenda , well , you get the idea …

Is There A ‘George Brotherman’, A ‘Chocolate Klansman’?

by Smitty

What an excellent essay. I could not have said it better myself, both in terms of content quality, and I would be nailed to the wall as a three-alarm raaaaacist for laying the truth down like this :

LEC here — same here , Smitty . No one gives an Al Sharpton smackdown better than another black guy …

Forget George Zimmerman Watch Out For George Brotherman

Watch!

Forget George Zimmerman, Watch Out For George Brotherman

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… It is Why Trayvon Martin was …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,July 21st,2013

.. a punk . A juvenile justice punk . An unpunished punk .

.. Trayvon Martin was originally from Greater Miami – Dade County . Anyone wonder why he was not in school , like he should have been ? Good . He was suspended . Suspended , instead of arrested , and having his sorry rear end thrown into Juvenile Hall in Dade County (Miami) , Florida . That is why he was able to be up in Sanford , but it was only part of the story .

.. Politically correct justice was another . If the County Cops (yea , county cops) had been doing their job down there , he would have been in the justice system . Just like he should have been . But , because of the P.C. kick to goose the statistics (race norming) , he was not . Instead of an arrest and jail term , he was only suspended from school . It was also something that would not appear on his criminal record . Nice one , Dade County !

[h/t — the MaraRushi (the Rush Limbaugh Show)]
[h/t — also , Rob McCain (the OtherMcCain)]

The Left Throws a Temper Tantrum Over the Zimmerman Verdict
July 15, 2013

Windows Media

BEGIN TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: Hey, there’s a protest. I see it. I’m looking at it. It’s a… No, sorry. It’s in Egypt. Never mind. It’s a bunch of people protesting for Morsi. I had a dream last night. I had the craziest dream in the world. Wait ’til you hear this dream, folks. I had a dream that the president, Barack Obama, decided to promote racial healing by reaching out and appointing Zimmerman to replace Janet Napolitano.

I woke up with a start, and I said, “Whoa, what is this?” It was like a cross between a dream and a nightmare. Of course it would never, ever happen. Obviously it would never, ever happen. But I thought, “What in the world made me dream this?” and I remembered, Snerdley, that we were sitting here speculating on Friday about the trial and the reaction to the trial. Let’s just go back. Grab audio sound bite number one. Let’s just review the points that I made about this on Friday’s big program.

RUSH ARCHIVE: It’s hard to predict what’s gonna happen. (interruption) Well, Monday or Friday, what difference does a day make to a rioter? No, no. Big difference. Even if you get media coverage of your riot on Saturday, it’s not as impactful as on a Monday or Tuesday. … This, they’re just hoping. I mean, as I say, they haven’t had any real good riots since Rodney King. They’re long overdue. (interruption) What are you shaking your head at in there, Dawn? You think that’s not true? The media, I’m talking about the media needs them. I don’t want any riots, don’t misunderstand. From the media perspective, we haven’t had a good riot in this country in I don’t know how long. A riot is an opportunity for the media to show how unjust and unfair, basically how sucky the country is, and there hasn’t been that chance.

RUSH: So we were talking about, if a verdict comes on Saturday, what is the impact gonna be versus if a verdict came today or Tuesday. The verdict came late Saturday night, and I don’t think that’s a coincidence. Late Saturday. I was stunned. I gotta tell you something, folks. I was surprised. I really was. All during the day and evening I had people asking my opinion. People do that all the time.

They ask me what I think about everything, and I told ’em I expected some sort of a guilty verdict. I mean, it was all there. You had six female jurors, you had race, you had the president involved, you had a community scared to death of what’ll happen if there’s a not-guilty verdict, emotion-over-common sense evidence, all this kind of thing. When that verdict came down, I wasn’t even watching TV at the time. I was notified by virtue of somebody sending me an e-mail or a text, I forget which.

So then I turned on the TV and started reading. I was stunned, and then I looked at the time. “It’s almost near midnight here,” and then I started looking at the pictures on TV. There was nobody there. The crowds at the courthouse were very tiny, and Fox didn’t have anybody there. Poor Harris Faulkner had to anchor the thing for an hour by herself before they were able to roust any of their experts out of bed (or the bars, wherever they were on late Saturday night) and get ’em in there.

And then I saw Geraldo.

They went to Geraldo right away and I said, “Uh-oh! The Grim Reaper. Something’s happened if they’ve got Geraldo.” As it turns out, Geraldo was just the first one out of bed. I mean, nobody was prepared for this to happen on Saturday. I think that there… We will never know, probably, but I just find it difficult to think that there was a coincidence that the verdict was announced late on a Saturday when nobody was really expecting it to happen, and it might have been a rather smart thing to do.

But, you know, I’m watching all of the leftists react to this, and there are some vigils going on, and there are some… maybe you’d call them rallies and so forth. You know, I got the impression… I really believe this. If you look at the people unhappy with this — and maybe I’m dead wrong about this. But no matter where you go — CNN, MSNBC, some of the blogs. Of course we had the NFL players tweeting on this.

But they’re just… I don’t know. Their heart doesn’t seem to be fully invested in this thing. And as a result, the media is doing everything it can to fire up emotions. Every picture of Trayvon Martin that we see, he gets younger and younger. I fully expect that before the end of the week, somebody will find a picture of him in diapers to put up there. But look at it this way. There was a story at Business Insider on Sunday about thousands protesting the Zimmerman trial verdict, and they’d taken over Times Square.

There were a lot of people there. So I tuned in to it, and I just got the impression that I don’t think these people really care so much about Trayvon Martin. I think what we’re looking at here is a… Remember Peter Jennings, after the Republicans won the House in 1994? What did he call it? Ah, the public had a “temper tantrum.” The kids had a temper tantrum. And in a way, this is sort of the way I see this. The liberals out there were having a little temper tantrum, because they didn’t get their way.

But, really, folks, how often are they on the losing end of anything anymore? They’re getting gay marriage. They got Obamacare. They’ve got Obama. I mean, if the mob wishes to impose something, it happens. The left really isn’t losing anything. This verdict is not part of a string of defeats for the left. It is an interruption in a string of victory after victory, profound victory after victory after victory. So these are people that, the past four or five years, have been used getting their way on whatever it is.

Gay marriage, immigration, you name it, they are getting their way. Massive health care entitlement. So here comes a little burp in the whole process, and for once, they’re on the losing end of something. (interruption) Yeah, like gun control. This and gun control are two of the things that they still haven’t been able to impose on people. That’s what my point is. If they don’t like a voter-approved initiative such as in California, they get it overturned.

They find a judge who will proclaim it’s unconstitutional, and while all this happens, the Republicans dutifully roll over and play dead and all this. So their attitude, I think, is, “How dare a jury not comply? How dare a jury deny us what we want?” I think these protests are more about that than they are about the fate of Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin, ’cause when you get right down to it, Zimmerman is not a white guy.

The whole effort here to make this a racial thing really hasn’t been on firm ground. Zimmerman is biracial. So they call him a “white Hispanic” in an effort to gin up the racial aspect, but they just weren’t able to, at the end of the day. They tried, and I think that’s what they’re really ticked off about. They know if they had been able to really make this a racial hate crime, then they would have gotten the verdict they wanted.

But they weren’t able to.

They weren’t able to convince people that this really was an event governed by the institutional racism and bigotry and near slavery of this country. And, as such, they’re just having a temper tantrum. I mean, there are real, real crimes where real black people are being slaughtered in American cities, and they don’t raise a syllable of protest about it. Chicago comes to mind, but there are other cities of course.

But this was a hopeful event, hopeful in the sense that the media and the progressives looked at it as another chance to make the case that this country’s unjust and immoral, but they really didn’t have the recipe with full-fledged pure ingredients, because Zimmerman isn’t a white guy. He is Hispanic and, as such, is part of a minority. I mean, calling Zimmerman a “white Hispanic” would be no different than calling Obama a “white African-American,” in the sense that they are both biracial.

Now, because they didn’t get their way for one of the few times recently, that’s why you hear all these people making noise about the DOJ moving in now. CNN won’t let this go. MSNBC is a disaster. The Zimmerman camp is actually thinking of suing NBC for defamation and a number of other things, and that would be fascinating, if they try that. Grab sound bites 20 and 21. This goes back to February of 2012, February 26th.

The two dates involved are February 26, 2012 and March 27th of 2012. You may have forgotten this, but this will be instantly memorable for you. On February 26th, here’s the unedited, in-context tape of the 911 call between Zimmerman and a police dispatcher shortly before Trayvon Martin was shot. In fact, replay 21 first. Let’s move forward to March. Let’s do that. Let’s play NBC’s version of this tape, the edited version of the 911 call. This is on the Today show, March 27th of 2012.

ZIMMERMAN: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. … He looks black.

RUSH: This is one of the reasons why the Zimmerman camp is thinking of suing NBC. That is not what really happened on the tape — and if you recall, NBC went through the motions of firing somebody. This was the Miami NBC bureau where the tape, the 911 tape, was altered. Here is what really happened…

ZIMMERMAN: This guy looks like he’s up to no good, or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining, and he’s just walking around looking about.

DISPATCHER: Okay. This guy, is he white, black, or Hispanic?

ZIMMERMAN: He looks black.

RUSH: So Zimmerman didn’t offer one thing about Trayvon Martin’s race ’til he was asked. The dispatcher was asking him for a description. “This guy, is he white, black, or Hispanic?” Zimmerman says, “He looks black.” That here again, sound bite 21. This is what NBC did with that. …

ZIMMERMAN: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. … He looks black.

RUSH: So that’s why I said all last week, the media’s been fully invested here in a guilty verdict, and they attempted to shape the jury pool. This is actionable stuff, if you ask me, what NBC did. It’s not the first time that NBC has engaged in this kind of chicanery. Of course NBC says, “Ah, somebody was overzealous in there. We got time constraints on the Today show, and he took the 911 tape and edited down to make it fit in our time constraint and got a little overzealous.”

No, no, no, no.

Somebody knew what they were doing when they cut this. Somebody knew exactly what they were doing when they cut this, and it was somebody that had the authority and the power to do it when they did it — and there’s a culture at NBC. Something like this did not happen unless there’s a culture at the place. I mean, every business has a culture. Fox News has a culture. You know what it is. McDonald’s has culture.

NBC, as it turns out — and most of the rest of the media — have cultures, too. So NBC was clearly doing everything it could (this is just one example of what they did) to shape this into a crime that it wasn’t. I think I know what happened here. I think I know what went down. There’s a fascinating piece, by the way, that I’ll get to in a minute. Robert Stacy McCain is writing in the American Spectator today, and the headline is: “How a Miami School Crime Cover-Up Policy Led to Trayvon Martin’s Death.”

This is a column by, again, Robert Stacy McCain, who goes back and details some of the real crimes Trayvon Martin committed as a kid, as a student, that were overlooked and went unpunished — and, as such, had an impact in creating in his mind what he could get away with and what he couldn’t. It all matters. And then this neighborhood. This neighborhood where this happened is, I think, a fascinating place within the context now of the US economy and what was going on in this neighborhood for weeks prior to this event.

And why Zimmerman… Why they even had a Neighborhood Watch, and why Zimmerman wanted to be part of it. These were people in this neighborhood… These are people that had worked hard enough to actually have homes in places that, to them, were a really nice neighborhood as far as they were concerned. They’d worked hard to get there and they wanted desperate to hold onto it. Like everybody in this economy has been desperate to hold onto what they’ve got, as this economy becomes weaker and weaker and job opportunities vanish along with the opportunity to economically improve oneself and one’s family.

As those chances dwindle, all kinds of pressure is created to hold onto what you’ve got, including not let criminals come into the neighborhood and destroy it, or steal it, or what have you. It all creates a heightened tension for everybody. I think this whole event is much more involved, detailed (nuanced, if you will), than the way the media has attempted to construct it for people. They’ve pared it down to what they think is the simplest thing in the world people understand — racism — ’cause they believe the country still is.

So they didn’t get their jury, and now they’re having their little temper tantrum. They didn’t get what they want, and they’re used to getting what they want the last five years. No matter what, no matter how, they’re used to getting it — and they didn’t get it in this case. They couldn’t do a John Roberts on this jury, and apparently they were unable to do a John Roberts on this judge. They thought they had it in the bag, I think. They thought they were gonna get their way.

They didn’t.

So now they’re out there acting like little kids having a temper tantrum.

BREAK TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: The Reverend Jackson, ladies and gentlemen, did you hear what he said? ‘Cause I’m telling you, the way to look at this is the left, the liberals are having a temper tantrum over not getting their way. They’re winning everything, folks. They’re getting everything they want, except gun control.

And as of yesterday, they haven’t gotten amnesty, but they haven’t lost amnesty yet, either. They think they’re on the road to getting that. They’re winning everything. They got Obama in the Oval Office — and whatever Obama wants to do, they’re doing. They’ve got gay marriage, everything they want. They didn’t get this. I don’t really think they care that much about Trayvon Martin. They didn’t know Trayvon Martin.

What this is, is just… It’s a temper tantrum over not having gotten their way when, in this case, I think they fully expected to. The noted media critic analyst, Bernard Goldberg, has a new column on this. Let me read to you an excerpt from Bernie’s piece. “The single biggest reason the trial got so much attention is because it played into a narrative, a false one to be sure, but one that many blacks and many white liberals love to perpetuate.

“It’s the Great American Drama about how white people get away with not only oppressing black people, but even get away with killing them. Isn’t that what Tavis Smiley meant when he said, ‘For many Americans [the verdict] is another piece of evidence of the incontrovertible contempt that this nation often shows and displays for black men.’

“Someone needs to tell Mr. Smiley,” writes Bernie here, “the Reverend Sharpton, the civil rights establishment and white liberals both in and out of the media that we are no longer living in 1955 Mississippi. If there is a crime involving two races today, the victim is most likely going to be white and the criminal is most likely going to be black — not the other way around. That may be one more thing polite people aren’t supposed to say out loud — and certainly not in public.”

That’s Bernard Goldberg in his latest column about all this. The Reverend Jackson said that the problem here was that Trayvon Martin did not have “a jury of his peers.” Now, off the top of your head, what’s wrong with that? (interruption) That’s exactly right. Good. Somebody on my staff knew. Trayvon Martin wasn’t on trial! It was Zimmerman who is guaranteed by our Constitution a jury of his peers, not Trayvon Martin.

Trayvon Martin wasn’t on trial.

But this comment, when I heard it made by the Reverend Jackson, is exactly why I believe these people are in the middle of having a temper tantrum. They just didn’t get their way, and whatever it takes to get their way — even if it means ignoring the Constitution or pretending it’s not there — they’ll do it! And this attempt to sway people’s opinions by saying that somehow, because there weren’t any blacks on the jury, that Trayvon Martin didn’t get justice?

When Trayvon wasn’t on trial?

I guess nobody is going to have the temerity to point out that Reverend Jackson’s an idiot and doesn’t know what he’s talking about, probably because he knows exactly what he’s doing when he says this. I have another brief time-out. When we come back, two pieces I mentioned. First, Robert Stacy McCain on Trayvon Martin’s history in school, and I’ve got some random thoughts about this whole Sanford, Florida, so-called “gated community” neighborhood-type thing. I think that’s a relevant aspect of what happened here and why.

BREAK TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: Robert Stacy McCain has a piece at the American Spectator on the Trayvon Martin case: “How a Miami School Crime Cover-Up Policy Led to Trayvon Martin’s Death — The February 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin might never have happened if school officials in Miami-Dade County had not instituted an unofficial policy of treating crimes as school disciplinary infractions. Revelations that emerged from an internal affairs investigation explain why Martin was not arrested when caught at school with stolen jewelry in October 2011 or with marijuana in February 2012.

“Instead, [Martin] was suspended from school, the last time just days before he was shot dead by George Zimmerman. Trayvon Martin was not from Sanford… Martin was from Miami Gardens, more than 200 miles away, and had come to Sanford to stay with his father’s girlfriend Brandy Green at her home in the townhouse community where Zimmerman was in charge of the neighborhood watch. Trayvon was staying with Green after he had been suspended for the second time in six months from Krop High School in Miami-Dade County, where both his father, Tracy Martin, and mother, Sybrina Fulton, lived.”

But he was suspended, so he left town and went up to Sanford to stay with his father’s girlfriend. Now, Mr. McCain says here, “Both of Trayvon’s suspensions during his junior year at Krop High involved crimes that could have led to his prosecution as a juvenile offender. However, Chief Charles Hurley of the Miami-Dade School Police Department (MDSPD) in 2010 had implemented a policy that reduced the number of criminal reports, manipulating statistics to create the appearance of a reduction in crime within the school system.

“Less than two weeks before Martin’s death, the school system commended Chief Hurley for ‘decreasing school-related juvenile delinquency by an impressive 60% for the last six months of 2011.’ What was actually happening was that crimes were not being reported as crimes, but instead treated as disciplinary infractions.” So what you had here was a bureaucracy that was intent on making itself look good, and they were playing games with numbers.

So real crimes would be committed by students, not just Trayvon, and rather than being categorized as such they were just pushed over here into another column on the spreadsheet that said “disciplinary actions.” So, at the end of the day, these reports made it look like that the school district and superintendent had really started kicking butt on crimes in the schools and had really reduced it, when they hadn’t whatsoever.

The upshot is that criminal activity wasn’t punished.

It was barely even disciplined.

And so the perpetrators were never held to account, nor did they ever have to come to grips with the severity of their actions.

BREAK TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: So think about it. In some schools you get thrown out for a long time for just drawing a picture of a gun. But in Miami-Dade, you can commit real crimes and the school will cover-up for you to make their stats look better.

BREAK TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: Man, I tell you, folks, this is just — I don’t know — frustrating, maddening. There seems to be no bottom. We just keep sinking and sinking. I keep thinking we’re gonna hit the bottom and start bouncing back up. All of the cable networks are waiting with bated breath on Eric Holder. Eric Holder is going to make remarks, gonna make a speech at the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, a black sorority in Washington.

They’re celebrating their one hundredth anniversary. That’s the Delta Sigma Thetas, not to be confused with the Alpha Cow Omoogas. This is Delta Sigma Theta, and Holder’s gonna show up for the hundredth anniversary, and the media is just waiting with bated breath because what Holder has to say here is so important. He might announce the Department of Justice’s intentions to go after George Zimmerman!

And he might not.

But he might!

He might say the DOJ’s gonna go after Zimmerman with all they’ve got.

Or he might not.

But they’re all waiting with bated breath to cut away from normal programming at a moment’s notice. Apparently what Holder is going to say is so important that he couldn’t wait until tomorrow to say it. Tomorrow he’s gonna speak to the NAALCP’s annual convention in Orlando, which is just a stone’s throw from Sanford, Florida. So tomorrow Holder speaks to the NAALCP, and in just a moment to Delta Sigma Theta as they celebrate their 100th anniversary.

Back to Robert Stacy McCain. His point is if Trayvon Martin had been properly handled when committing crimes as a junior at Krop High School, rather than treated it as a disciplinary problem in either of the incidents… He stole jewelry in October of 2011. He wasn’t arrested. He was caught at school with marijuana in February of 2012. He was suspended from school in both cases, and the point here is this:

Mr. McCain said, “Either of those incidents could have put Trayvon Martin into the custody of the juvenile justice system. However, because of Chief Hurley’s attempt to reduce the school crime statistics,” Trayvon Martin was not properly handled or dealt with and a number of things result from that. He was not prosecuted. Therefore he was, in his mind, able to escape. He was not gonna be held accountable, and it all went to creating an attitude.

So that take is at the American Spectator.

END TRANSCRIPT

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… Angela Corey should Be [Zimmerman Case Prosecutor] (Keep It Decent) …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,July 19th,2013

.. tarred and feathered , at the very least (my choice) .

.. prosecuted , (others)

.. spend time in the “graybar” hotel (even more others) .

… Rob McCain (theOtherMcCain) thinks she should be disbarred . Good ! Add that in .

The more I learn about this woman, the more I hate her: She got George Zimmerman charged with murder based on a misleading probable cause claim, rather than getting an indictment from a grand jury. Also, Angela Corey is an evil vindictive bitch:

In 2008, Corey was elected state attorney for Florida’s Fourth Judicial Circuit, taking over from Harry Shorstein — the five-term state attorney who had fired her from his office a year earlier, citing “long-term issues” regarding her supervisory performance. When Corey came in, she cleaned house. Corey fired half of the office’s investigators, two-fifths of its victim advocates, a quarter of its 35 paralegals, and 48 other support staff — more than one-fifth of the office. Then she sent a letter to Florida’s senators demanding that they oppose Shorstein’s pending nomination as a U.S. attorney. “I told them he should not hold a position of authority in his community again, because of his penchant for using the grand jury for personal vendettas,” she wrote.

Did I mention that Angela Corey is an evil vindictive bitch?

An information technology specialist who say he was fired for exposing information that he said Florida prosecutors attempted to withhold from George Zimmerman‘s defense attorneys will file a lawsuit against his former employers. Ben Kruidbos was fired after testifying at a June 6 hearing that photos and text messages from Trayvon Martin‘s cell phone were not turned over to the defense, as required by law. Kruidbos’ attorney Wesley White told Reuters news agency that he will be filing a whistleblower lawsuit against the office of Angela Corey and Bernie de la Rionda, who were appointed to prosecute the case against Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain who fatally shot Martin in February 2012.

[h/t — viralread (rsmccain)]

Whistleblower Ben Kruidbos Will Sue Zimmerman Prosecutors

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Ben Kuridbos testifies at a June hearing about evidence in the George Zimmerman trial.

 

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An information technology specialist who say he was fired for exposing information that he said Florida prosecutors attempted to withhold from George Zimmerman‘s defense attorneys will file a lawsuit against his former employers.

Ben Kuridbos testifies at a June hearing about evidence in the George Zimmerman trial.

Ben Kruidbos testifies at a June hearing about evidence in the George Zimmerman trial.

Ben Kruidbos was fired after testifying at a June 6 hearing that photos and text messages from Trayvon Martin‘s cell phone were not turned over to the defense, as required by law. Kruidbos’ attorney Wesley White told Reuters news agency that he will be filing a whistleblower lawsuit against the office of Angela Corey and Bernie de la Rionda, who were appointed to prosecute the case against Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain who fatally shot Martin in February 2012. After a trial that garnered nationwide attention, a Seminole County jury on Saturday found Zimmerman not guilty of murder.

In notifying Kruidbos of his termination last week, a spokeswoman for the state’s attorney’s office, Cheryl Peek, excoriated him for what she called his “deliberate, willful and unscrupulous actions.” At the June 6 hearing, Kruidbos testified that he believed that prosecutors had not shared with Zimmerman’s defense the full contents of information extracted by a forensic search of Martin’s cell phone, including photographs of marijuana and a semi-automatic handgun. Ultimately, the photos and text messages were ruled inadmissible in the trial by Judge Debra Nelson.

Corey’s handling of the prosecution has been widely criticized, both by supporters of Martin — who blame her for failing to win a conviction of Zimmerman — and also by supporters of Zimmerman, who say he never should have been charged with murder in the shooting incident that the jury ultimately decided was self-defense.

Florida prosecutor Angela Corey speaks at a post-trial press conference Saturday.

Kruidbos’s lawyer slammed Corey for comments she made after Zimmerman was acquitted.

“You have assailed and undermined both the right to trial by jury and the finality and dignity associated with a jury verdict,” White said in a letter published at The Conservative Treehouse blog. “For you to label George Zimmerman, an acquitted defendant, as a ‘murderer’ at this juncture is reprehensible and irresponsible, can only breed contempt for our system of justice and the rule of law, and may very well lead to civil unrest.”

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… A Dandy Interview [Mark O ‘ Mara (GZ)] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,July 15th,2013

… I picked this up from Legal Insurrection (Mandy Nagy — the “Liberty Chick) (thanks Mandy) … it is an interview that Martin Savidge of CNN had with Mark O ‘ Mara , George Zimmerman ‘ s lead defense attorney …

… I read the text , and it is a real dandy … It is well worth reading . I am reposting the text of the interview , below [links to the interview are for Legal Insurrection ‘ s post [here] , and at CNN.com [here] …

… Martin Savidge is a solid news pro . He is originally from Northeast Ohio [WJW Fox 8] , and cut his news teeth for years here , before going up to the news big leagues (first at NBC , then at CNN) . I do not watch CNN all that much , but when I realized Savidge did the interview , I knew O ‘ Mara was going to get a fair shake …

O’Mara: No winners possible in Zimmerman case

By Martin Savidge and Tom Watkins , CNN

updated 8:31 AM EDT, Sat July 13, 2013

CNN.com

Lake Mary, Florida (CNN) — Whatever the six-woman jury mulling the fate of George Zimmerman decides, the former neighborhood watch volunteer charged with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin cannot emerge as a winner, according to his defense attorney.

Asked Wednesday what kind of life Zimmerman would lead if he were acquitted, Mark O’Mara told CNN’s Martin Savidge “not a good one.”

“He has to live mostly in hiding, he has to protect himself from that periphery that still believe that he’s some racist murderer or acted in a bad way,” O’Mara said. “I think that he’s probably concerned about living in central Florida and never having a normal life, and that’s unfortunate. His life will never be the same.”

Did investigators blow the Zimmerman case?

O’Mara said he had received dozens of e-mails from people “who are vicious in their hatred for George Zimmerman — and for me. It’s absurd, but they’re there. So, I don’t know which is the one who’s going to walk down the street at the same time George does. They know what he looks like; he doesn’t know what they look like.”

O’Mara: Case is not about civil rights

O’Mara: Jeantel was a reluctant witness

But O’Mara offered no regrets about having taken on the high-profile, racially charged case in April 2012, two months after the black 17-year-old was shot dead in a Sanford, Florida, neighborhood while returning home one February night wearing a hoodie sweatshirt and carrying nothing more threatening than a bag of Skittles and a canned soft drink.

“It just seemed like it was perfect for me,” the lawyer said. “And you overlay that with the social questions about the case, the racism questions, the way this case is being viewed, even the stand-your-ground law itself, it just met on literally all eight cylinders.”

Florida’s stand-your-ground law, which allows the use of deadly force by someone facing a reasonable belief of an illegal threat, has also come under scrutiny in the case.

What about Martin’s right to ‘stand his ground’?

The defense lawyer said he typically does not even ask his clients — most of whom “have done something wrong” — whether they are innocent of whatever charge or charges they face. “It’s too personal, in a strange way,” he said.

But that was not the case with Zimmerman.

“Once I learned that George was significantly injured that night, and that he voluntarily complied with all law enforcement requests — from interviews to voice stress analysis tests to walkthroughs — I knew that there was something here different than most cases.”

He said he regretted that the case has divided the country along racial lines, which would not be erased by the verdict. “Half of the country is going to be upset with the verdict. It’s absurd,” he said. “And it’s absurd that 75% of the people who were asked about whether or not George Zimmerman could get a fair trial a month before the trial started said no. That should never happen in our country. There shouldn’t be 1% of our population who believes that anybody cannot get a fair trial.”

Top 10 moments in the Zimmerman trial

Zimmerman’s father has accused the counsel of not stating forcefully enough that his son was innocent, but the lawyer defended his actions. “While I could have gone up to the top of the stairs and screamed his innocence at the top of my lungs, I would have only incensed those very people who I really wanted to do some reaching out to,” he said.

He credited that tack with having lowered the intensity of the public anger that boiled over in the initial stages of the case. “There are not a lot of people screaming at the top of their lungs any more that George is a racist, and they’re not even saying that he’s a murderer,” he said. “I think people get that he’s a non-racist.”

What’s next for George Zimmerman?

O’Mara: No trial if not for Ben Crump

O’Mara reflects on prosecutor, judge

O’Mara cited his client’s work as a mentor to black children and his having taken a black girl to his prom as evidence of his nonracist beliefs. “You didn’t have to scratch very far below the surface to realize that George Zimmerman is an anti-racist,” he said.

Zimmerman trial: It’s about race

O’Mara said he has funded some of the defense work out of his own pocket. “People still need to be paid,” he said, “depositions need to be taken.” While he welcomed donations from the public, most of them in $10 to $100 amounts, he said he has rejected “a dozen or thereabouts” donations that came with messages expressing racist points of view.

This trial would never have happened — and Zimmerman would never be the subject of death threats, even if he’s acquitted — if it weren’t for the efforts of lawyers for Martin’s family, led by Benjamin Crump, contends O’Mara.

“They victimized him,” the defense lawyer said. “George Zimmerman was victimized by a publicity campaign to smear him, to call him a racist when he wasn’t, and to call him a murderer when he wasn’t.”

When confronted with these comments Friday night, Crump countered by saying that Zimmerman’s team “seemed to forget that Trayvon Martin was dead, (an) unarmed kid on the ground who his client profiled, followed, pursued and shot in the heart.”

“They had … a confessed killer, and they weren’t going to arrest him,” Crump told CNN’s Piers Morgan, adding that he felt compelled to help Martin’s parents press the case. “There’s something wrong with that.”

On the other side, O’Mara said politics appeared to have affected the way the case was handled by the prosecution. He noted that a special prosecutor was brought in “when there doesn’t seem to be any reason why,” and that “most good analysts” believed the charges filed were “an abomination.”

But he had praise for Judge Debra Nelson, who has overseen the case. “Even though the rulings did not go our way like I would like them to, she was always well-prepared. She does her case law research, she does her homework,” he said. “You mention a case, she knows the case. Those are the signs of a very good judge.”

He predicted that justice would ultimately prevail in the form of an acquittal for Zimmerman but acknowledged that the jury deliberation would be a difficult time for him.

“I can’t eat, I can’t work, I just have to wait, it is the worst thing,” he said. “It’s sort of like waiting for a child to be born or something. … I don’t think there’s anything else you can do.”

How long did the juries of other major trials deliberate?

CNN’s Martin Savidge carried out the interview in Lake Mary, Tom Watkins wrote it from Atlanta. CNN’s Greg Botelho contributed to this report.

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… the LameStreamMedia and Its Role in the George Zimmerman Case

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,July 15th,2013

the LameStreamMedia and Its Role in the George Zimmerman Case

.. The media’s role in the Zimmerman case must not go unexamined. The fact is, the  Sanford Police Department, which became the media and race hustlers’ target  during this saga, got things right . They took Zimmerman in after the shooting,  interviewed him, examined the evidence from his wounds to the full 911 call, and  concluded that he had shot Martin in self-defense .

.. The “Police department gets things right” script seldom makes for a sexy media narrative, just as “Hispanic neighborhood watchman shoots black teen behaving suspiciously in self-defense” does not advance any media narrative. So the media and the race hustlers fabricated a narrative based on falsified evidence .

.. NBC’s deceptive edit of the 911 call turned the evidence on its head and created a racial narrative that the facts do not support and never did. That edit, which despite NBC’s claims could not have been accidental, was malicious. It was also, in retrospect at least, racist . ABC News was not a whole heck of a lot better . NBC should bring its checkbook to settlement negotiations with Zimmerman and his lawyers in his defamtion lawsuit . At least , George Zimmerman will end up with a fair bit of $$ to begin in the rebuilding of his life and his future .

.. The media almost never reports black-on-black crime or black-on-white  crime in America. It reserves most of its crime stories to celebrity killings,  attractive women or children who have gone missing, and incidents that advance  political narratives like the murders of James Byrd and Matthew Shepard. The Zimmerman case became political because the media, led by NBC News and ABC News,  fabricated evidence in order to make it political. A Hispanic man killing a  young black man in self-defense is far less interesting and politically useful  than an older white man shooting an innocent black boy in cold blood and then  claiming self-defense. The media recognized that it could use the Martin  shooting to advance narratives of racism while also attacking the Second  Amendment and “stand your ground” laws.

.. So the media engaged in racism en masse , turned Zimmerman white, and faked the evidence to make him a murderer. The media’s racism has put Zimmerman on trial and America on edge as the case nears the verdict phase. Threats of race riots hang not just over central Florida, but the entire country, if the jury acquits Zimmerman. We would not be here if media from NBC to ABC to the New York Times had not deliberately turned the shooting into a racial incident.

.. Zimmerman filed a lawsuit against NBC in December 2012. That case should go forward once he is acquitted in the criminal trial. Hopefully his lawsuit  against NBC will expose the media for its irresponsible and devious political  practices and its racism. George Zimmerman should end up a very wealthy man, if  any “justice” is to finally be done in this case.

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… LameStremMedia Race Hustling Has Put George Zimmerman on Trial …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,July 14th,2013

the LameStreamMedia Race Hustling has Put George Zimmerman on Trial

[h/t pjmedia , bryan preston]

.. On the night of February 26, 2012, an altercation between two men in Sanford,
FL, left one of them dead. After the deadly encounter, Sanford police took the
lone survivor in, questioned him, weighed the evidence, and concluded that he
had killed the other man in self-defense. The police released him and identified
the two participants in the incident: Trayvon Martin, 17, who had been killed,
and George Zimmerman, 28, who had fired the shot that killed Martin. Sanford
police soon come under assault in the media for mishandling the case. Before
long, Washington gets involved.

..From Feburary 29 to March 8, 2012, nothing much happens in the case. On March 8,
though, the case gained national momentum when Tracy Martin, father of Trayvon,
holds a press conference calling on Sanford police to arrest Zimmerman and
charge him with murder. Two days later, on March 10, the Martin family gathered
at the Sanford Police Department to urge police again to arrest and charge
Zimmerman. Three days later, on the 13th, the Martin family asks Sanford police
to release the 911 call from the night of the shooting. On March 16, Sanford
police comply with that request and the 911 call from George Zimmerman to
dispatchers is released. Zimmerman is heard on the recording telling the
dispatcher about an unknown man walking through the gated residential community
in the rain. Zimmerman tells the dispatcher that based on his experience as a
neighborhood watchman, the unknown man appears to be up to “no good.” The
community had been plagued by break-ins. Zimmerman says that the troublemakers
always get away.

.. Releasing the 911 call, it turns out, is the pivotal moment in events after the
shooting. Had the mainstream media handled the 911 call responsibly, there is
every reason to believe that George Zimmerman would not be standing trial right
now and the nation would not be worrying that the outcome of his trial might
cause race riots.

.. The mainstream media did not handle that call responsibly, at all. Instead of
airing the call as it was made on the night of February 26, NBC News deceptively
edited it to make it appear that Zimmerman targeted Martin because the teen was
black. The image of a race-based killing now solidified, it’s only a matter of
time before the so-called “post-racial” president and his allies turn Martin’s
death into a usefully divisive racial political football, in a presidential
election year.

.. The damage from that false edit was only beginning. NBC News plays its false 911
call edit on the Today show and its other properties. The New York Times on
March 22 calls Zimmerman a “white Hispanic.” The rest of the media amplify the
false racial narrative. ABC News releases a video purporting to show no wounds
on Zimmerman at all, and later admits “error” while releasing a video clearly
showing wounds and blood on Zimmerman’s head consistent with his self-defense
story. At every step of the way, mainstream media “mistakes” and “errors” have
consistently built up the false narrative that Zimmerman targeted Martin and
killed him because he was black.

.. The media successfully fabricate the “armed white adult versus unarmed black
teen narrative,” and soon enough the zeitgeist turns decisively against
Zimmerman. The FBI and Justice Department announce that they are opening
investigations into the shooting on March 19. Reverend and MSNBC host Al
Sharpton holds a rally on March 22 in Sanford demanding “justice” and reportedly
10,000 show up. In Sharpton’s rally, NBC News and its properties have clearly
crossed the line from dishonest journalism to open one-sided advocacy. Two days
later, the race hustle is well and truly on, as Rev. Jesse Jackson arrives in
central Florida to join Sharpton in calling for “justice.” On March 23,
President Barack Obama weighs in, scolding America to engage in “soul-searching”
while saying that if he had a son, he would probably have looked like Trayvon
Martin. Obama’s remarks, delivered in the Rose Garden at the White House,
elevate the shooting past the point of no return. Charges against Zimmerman are
inevitable, lest Republican-controlled Florida face the Holder Justice
Department and a full-frontal media assault. At this point, the media and race
hustlers are sparing no quarter. Taxpayer-funded PBS simply calls Zimmerman
“white” on April 10 in a segment hosted by Gwen Ifill, who is black.

.. Fast forward more than a year and Obama has been re-elected while “white
Hispanic” Zimmerman is on trial facing second degree murder charges. Last week
the prosecution put on its case, and it turned out to be almost entirely helpful
to Zimmerman’s defense. His wounds, which ABC News had tried to cover up in its
own deception, were consistent with the testimony he gave to Sanford police
immediately after the shooting, when he told police that Martin, larger and more
athletic than Zimmerman, had gotten on top of him and was beating him and
smashing his head into a sidewalk to the point that Zimmerman reasonably feared
for his life. Zimmerman told police that he only shot Martin in self-defense.

.. The only clear evidence of racism in the case came from prosecution witness
Rachel Jeantel, who testified that Martin called Zimmerman a “creepy-ass
cracker” during a phone call shortly before the shooting. Witness John Good was
first on the scene after the shooting, and as a prosecution witness told the
jury that he had seen Martin on top of Zimmerman delivering a “ground and pound”
to the smaller man. Every other witness in the trial, with the exception of
Martin’s mother, has given testimony that in one way or another backs up
self-defense and introduces more than reasonable doubt that Zimmerman is guilty
of murder in any degree. Martin’s mother testified that she hears her son
screaming for help on the 911 recordings of the fight. But other witnesses
testified that the voice belongs to Zimmerman. Testimony about the 911 calls,
then, is a wash. The prosecution’s case has introduced enough reasonable doubt
on the murder charge that Zimmerman ought to be acquitted and go free. He could
still face a civil suit from Martin’s family, where the evidence standards are
lower and the outcome of the criminal trial could be useful to the Martin
family’s lawyers as they craft a civil case against Zimmerman.

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… Yes , It is TrayvonGate ! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,July 11th,2013

.. You can understand family , friends , and loved ones being upset over Trayvon Martin ..

.. even local or regional figures ..

.. statewide , now that is a stretch ..

.. but the United States Department of InJustice ?!?!

.. Yup . Main InJustice has struck again . It appears , and is appearing , that Erich Holder and his flunkies at Main InJustice are playing ” ” ” send in the Activists . ” As it is , they already have . See below  …

[h/t — theOtherMcCain]

While I haven’t followed the George Zimmerman trial closely, I have noticed the widespread reaction to the trial, namely, “Why are they even having this trial?” There is no way in hell Zimmerman will be convicted. Some see it as a clear-cut case of self-defense, but everyone who has watched the testimony sees enough “reasonable doubt” in the prosecution’s case that it seems obvious the jury will acquit.

So, once again: Why are they even having this trial? And the answer would seem to be, because the Obama administration wanted it.

LEC — spot on , Rob . It is exactly what they wanted . And in the middle of an election year , so much the better .

[h/t — Lee Stranahan , @ Breitbart.com(biggovernment)]

                 The newest Obama scandal is seventeen months old .

Welcome to Trayvongate, where the President of the United States used both the bully pulpit, the Department of Justice and sly media manipulation to gin up charges of racism in the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin shooting. Now that the trial is almost finished and the only act of racism mentioned so far came from the victim–Martin called Zimmerman ‘a creepy ass cracker’ according to testimony–the cynical and repeated use of the race card by the White house is even more abhorrent.

Judicial Watch revealed documents today that proved what Breitbart News reported in April, 2012: that Eric Holder’s Department of Justice took an active role in racially charged rallies in Sanford, Florida and that the Community Relations Service helped force the temporary resignation of Sheriff Bill Lee. That resignation made it appear that Sanford authorities were suspect and possibly complicit in covering up something.

Some of my reporting at the time was based on interviews with numerous public officials in Sanford who wanted to remain anonymous out of fear of retribution from the Obama administration. They described a situation where the CRS team took over and forced decisions while clearing a path for protests and rallies that heightened the appearence of racial tensions.

The CRS is a small unit within the Department of Justice and ostensibly it serves a legitimate purpose; attempting to cool down tense situation. As its website says:

The Community Relations Service is the Department’s “peacemaker” for community conflicts and tensions arising from differences of race, color, and national origin. Created by the Civil Rights Act of 1964, CRS is the only Federal agency dedicated to assist State and local units of government, private and public organizations, and community groups with preventing and resolving racial and ethnic tensions, incidents, and civil disorders, and in restoring racial stability and harmony.

However, under the highly politicized Holder Department of Justice, the CRS has acted as ‘spies and muscle’ according to a source familiar with the unit. In the Zimmerman case, they ended up as doing nothing to facilitate ‘racial stability and harmony ‘, instead acting a heavy thumb on the scales of justice and helping to force events that gave the nation an impression that Martin’s death was racially motivated.

Not just George Zimmerman, but the police and the entire town were targeted in rallies that saw people being bused-in for protests. We now have proof via the Judicial Watch release that these rallies were facilitated by the Obama administration. They were also highly racially charged. Close Obama ally Al Sharpton, along with Jesse Jackson, led the charge. As CBS Miami reported:

 

“We live in the middle of an American paradox,” Rev. Sharpton told the crowd. “We can put a black man in the White House but we cannot walk a black child through a gated neighborhood. We are not selling out, bowing out or backing down until there is justice for Trayvon.”

 

“This is not about a hoodie, it’s about racial profiling,” Jackson said. “We will use our marching feet, civil disobedience and every weapon in our non-violent arsenal until justice is served.”

 

However, much of the rhetoric surrounding the Zimmerman story was violent. Many will remember that the New Black Panther party actually offered a $10,000 bounty for the ‘capture’ of George Zimmerman. As the Orlando Sentinal reported:

New Black Panther leader Mikhail Muhammad announced the reward during a protest in Sanford Saturday. And when asked whether he was inciting violence, Muhammad replied defiantly: “An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.”

The bounty announcement came moments after members of the group called for the mobilization of 10,000 black men to capture Zimmerman, who shot Trayvon in a gated Sanford community on Feb. 26.

Muhammad said members of his group would search for Zimmerman themselves in Maitland — where the 28-year old worked before the shooting, employees there told the Orlando Sentinel. He declined to say when the group would begin their search.

J. Christian Adams knows the New Black Panther Party well; he resigned his position at the DOJ over the refusal to prosecute the Panthers for the now infamous Philadephia voter intimidation actions during the 2008 election. Adams outlined the crimes committed by the NBPP in Sanford:

Let’s start with solicitation to kidnap.  In announcing a reward for the seizure of Zimmerman, the New Black Panthers may have violated Florida Code 787.01.  It makes it a felony to “by threat, confining or abducting, or imprisoning another person against his . . .  will without lawful authority with intent to . .  . terrorize.”

Merely soliciting someone else to do this is also a felony in Florida under Florida Code 777.04.  “A person who solicits another to commit an offense prohibited by law and in the course of such solicitation commands, encourages, hires, or requests another person to engage in specific conduct which would constitute such offense or an attempt to commit such offense commits the offense of criminal solicitation.

That’s only part of the list. The New Black Panther’s outrageous, illegal call for vigilante justice happened on March 24th. According the records obtained by Judicial Watch, the Department of Justice deployed to Sanford the next day: March 25th, 2012. However, the DOJ did not go to Sanford to make arrests against the New Black Panthers. Instead, according the the written record, obtained by Judicial Watch, they “deployed to Sanford, FL, to work marches, demonstrations, and rallies related to the shooting and death of an African-American teen by a neighborhood watch captain.”

Once again, the Holder Department of Justice failed to prosecute the New Black Panther Party. They actually helped facilitate mass rallies against Zimmerman and the City of Sanford.

These actions are made even more scandalous by the direct insertion of the President of the United States into the story. President Obama made his famous “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon” remark at the White House, but what got considerably less press was the fact that Obama had a prior relationship with Martin’s attorney Benjamin Crump. Obama worked with him on another racially charged case when he was a Senator.

Breitbart News reported on the Obama connection to the 2006 story of Martin Lee Anderson. Attorney Crump said publicly that he was following the same media ‘playbook’ as the Anderson case. Tactics included using a photo of Anderson as a child, the same way the media used the Crump-supplied photo of Trayvon Martin as child. This story from 2006 shows the involvement of Senator Obama (who did not end up appearing at the rally), Sharpton and Jackson as well as other usual suspects from the far left.

A rally will be taking place in Tallahassee Friday, April 21 regarding the ongoing investigation into the death of 14-year-old Martin Lee Anderson. Anderson died Jan. 6 at a Panhandle boot camp after being kneed and punched by Bay County Sheriff’s boot camp guards.

Students from Florida State University, Tallahassee Community College and Florida A&M University have been involved in the planning and organization of the event at which Rev. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton will be making appearances.

Charlie and Martin Sheen, who donated $10,000 to the cause, are also reportedly planning to attend Friday, along with former TLC member Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Afeni Shakur, mother of the murdered rapper Tupac Shakur. According Samantha Greer, an FSU student and volunteer for the Coalition for Justice for Martin Lee Anderson, Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois may also make an appearance. Greer stressed that the Coalition is still looking for volunteers and that anyone is welcome to join the cause.

What we saw in 2012 was the Obama administration using taxpayer resources to ratchet up racial tensions in a local crime case and literally creating key story points in the narrative, such as forcing the sheriff to temporarily resign. At the same time, the President himself made an emotional statement about the victim with direct reference to his race, without revealing that he had worked with the victim’s attorney a few years earlier in a similar case. At the same time, Obama media ally (and Sharpton employer) NBC outrageously edited the Zimmerman audio to make Zimmerman appear racist. All these manipulative and deceptive uses of the race card–pushed along by the Holder DOJ at taxpayer expense–happened just months before the 2012 presidential election.

The only reason this isn’t a major scandal already is the media hasn’t ever done its job and declared it one.

 

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… Acquiting George Zimmerman …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,July 11th,2013

.. The question is now no longer whether or not George Zimmerman will be convicted of murdering Trayvon Martin . I believe that the question is what will then happen after he is acquitted.

.. The local investigators put together a thorough and professional investigation . And the local county put through a complete review of the entire case . Simply put , the case was reviewed with a fine – toothed comb  . And Zimmerman was found to have a complete and thorough case for self – defence .

.. Prosecutors in Florida brought a feeble case to court, filing a charge they knew — or should have known — would not withstand the challenge of even a modestly capable defense. There has been much testimony that supports Zimmerman’s claim of self-defense and precious little that undercuts it. The prosecution invested hope in the testimony of Martin’s parents that it was his screams for help and not Zimmerman’s that were captured on the 9-1-1 call, but on Monday the defense presented witnesses who effectively rebutted this claim. And on Tuesday, a forensic pathologist testified that the physical evidence was consistent with Zimmerman’s account of his confrontation with Martin.

.. Assume that prosecution and defense witnesses all testified in good faith as to their belief that the voice belonged to one or the other of the men. There is a common sense way to reasonably infer which of them was screaming for help. By now the extent of Zimmerman’s injuries are well known (though prosecutors seemed determined to keep this information under wraps for as long as possible). Zimmerman suffered a broken nose and lacerations to the back of his head, all consistent with his account of being punched, knocked down, and having his head bashed on the concrete walkway. Other than the fatal gunshot, Martin’s only injury was bruising to one of his hands.

.. For the jury to believe the screaming voice was Martin’s they would have to accept a scenario in which Zimmerman remained silent while sustaining his injuries, and in which Martin screamed for help while sustaining only a bruised hand. Unlikely. For this and the prosecution’s many other manifest weaknesses, the jury will not convict. Nor should they.

.. Then what will happen ? It is beginning to dawn on members of the media and, through them, on the public at large ,  that an acquittal is very likely, thus lessening the potential for outrage when it comes to pass. Yes, there are those whose very existence depends on their being perpetually and professionally outraged, and there will be no shortage of aggrieved posturing when the not-guilty verdict is delivered, but I doubt the reaction will come to little more than that.

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… Judge Nelson , it is None of your Business …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,July 10th,2013

.. george zimmerman is entitled to the presumption of innocence . As well as all of his constitutional rights . He is also entitled to the impartial administration of justice . Which , to be honest  , in this case , he has not received from the state of Florida and the county of Sanford .

.. He had a media war mounted against him  , from the beginning . It took from him , or tried to , rob him of the ability to defend himself , his reputation , and the ability to mount a defence of his choosing .

.. The investigation was another issue . The Sanford City Police Department thoroughly investigated the case , and the County Prosecutor also reviewed the case . The County Prosecutor dismissed the case , citing a finding of self – defence . Then ,  the p.r. war did its damage , and the state of Florida stepped in . The state appointed a special prosecutor , who proferred the charges that George Zimmerman is facing now .

 .. On Wednesday, Judge Debra Nelson, who is presiding over the trial of George Zimmerman, repeatedly asked Zimmerman whether he would be testifying, over the objections of his attorneys. Nelson told Zimmerman that he had the “absolute right to remain silent” and then asked him whether he wanted to testify. Don West, Zimmerman’s attorney, objected; Nelson overruled him and said, “The court is entitled to inquire if Mr. Zimmerman’s determination as to whether or not he wants to testify.”

.. The judge should not be harassing , or even asking the defending about whether he or she  is invoking his or her rights . The presumption of innocence , plus the 5th Amendment , and  other rights , should allay those fears . The defendant (Zimmerman) is innocent , until proven guilty (beyond a reasonable doubt) , and does not have to testify . He / she also should not , or does not , have to speak up in court about those rights . That person is also entitled to that presumption as well in jury deliberations .

.. Yet , Judge Nelson persisted . She asked Zimmerman how much time he wanted to figure out if he wanted to testify, to which West objected. Nelson then said, irritated, “Your objection is overruled!” Mark O’Mara, another of the defense attorneys whispered, “What is going on ? ”

.. Such exchanges are very unusual in criminal trials. Judges rarely confront possible witnesses or defendants on whether they will testify over the objections of attorneys.

.. A few minutes later, Judge Nelson continued to ask Zimmerman about whether he would testify. She gave him a few minutes to consider. Then she returned to Zimmerman and asked him whether he would testify; he said he would not. She then repeatedly asked whether it was his decision not to testify in the case, rather than the decision of his attorneys.

.. The defense has rested. After 18 witnesses over the course of the last week, the defense closed its case, then motioned for dismissal; that motion was denied. Prosecutors are calling two rebuttal witnesses, the first of whom, Adam Pollock, Zimmerman’s trainer, already testified for the defense. Both sides are currently drafting jury instructions. Presumably, the case will be sent to the jury tomorrow, after the prosecution’s final rebuttal witness.

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… What was the Department of InJustice thinking ? [Trayvon Martin case involvement]

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,July 10th,2013

.. the Holder Department of InJustice has proven to be notoriously biased and partial , where it come to the enforcement of our nation ‘ s civil rights laws . They should be impartial , for god ‘ s sake . We need them to be the latter , not the former .

.. from Judicial Watch

Document: DOJ Community Relations Service was deployed to Sanford, FL, “to provide technical assistance for the preparation of possible marches and rallies related to the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old African American male.”

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained documents in response to local, state, and federal records requests revealing that a little-known unit of the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Community Relations Service (CRS), was deployed to Sanford, FL, following the Trayvon Martin shooting to help organize and manage rallies and protests against George Zimmerman.

JW filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the DOJ on April 24, 2012; 125 pages were received on May 30, 2012. JW administratively appealed the request on June 5, 2012, and received 222 pages more on March 6, 2013. According to the documents:

  • March 25 – 27, 2012, CRS spent $674.14 upon being “deployed to Sanford, FL, to work marches, demonstrations, and rallies related to the shooting and death of an African-American teen by a neighborhood watch captain.”
  • March 25 – 28, 2012, CRS spent $1,142.84 “in Sanford, FL to work marches, demonstrations, and rallies related to the shooting and death of an African-American teen by a neighborhood watch captain.
  • March 30 – April 1, 2012, CRS spent $892.55 in Sanford, FL “to provide support for protest deployment in Florida.”
  • March 30 – April 1, 2012, CRS spent an additional $751.60 in Sanford, FL “to provide technical assistance to the City of Sanford, event organizers, and law enforcement agencies for the march and rally on March 31.”
  • April 3 – 12, 2012, CRS spent $1,307.40 in Sanford, FL “to provide technical assistance, conciliation, and onsite mediation during demonstrations planned in Sanford.”
  • April 11 – 12, 2012, CRS spent $552.35 in Sanford, FL “to provide technical assistance for the preparation of possible marches and rallies related to the fatal shooting of a 17 year old African American male.”

From a Florida Sunshine Law request filed on April 23, 2012, JW received thousands of pages of emails on April 27, 2012, in which was found an email by Miami-Dade County Community Relations Board Program Officer Amy Carswell from April 16, 2012: “Congratulations to our partners, Thomas Battles, Regional Director, and Mildred De Robles, Miami-Dade Coordinator and their co-workers at the U.S. Department of Justice Community Relations Service for their outstanding and ongoing efforts to reduce tensions and build bridges of understanding and respect in Sanford, Florida” following a news article in the Orlando Sentinel about the secretive “peacekeepers.”

In reply to that message, Battles said: “Thank you Partner. You did lots of stuff behind the scene to make Miami a success. We will continue to work together.” He signed the email simply Tommy.

Carswell responded: “That’s why we make the big bucks.”

Set up under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the DOJ’s CRS, the employees of which are required by law to “conduct their activities in confidence,” reportedly has greatly expanded its role under President Barack Obama. Though the agency claims to use “impartial mediation practices and conflict resolution procedures,” press reports along with the documents obtained by Judicial Watch suggest that the unit deployed to Sanford, FL, took an active role in working with those demanding the prosecution of Zimmerman.

On April 15, 2012, during the height of the protests, the Orlando Sentinel reported, “They [the CRS] helped set up a meeting between the local NAACP and elected officials that led to the temporary resignation of police Chief Bill Lee according to Turner Clayton, Seminole County chapter president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.” The paper quoted the Rev. Valarie Houston, pastor of Allen Chapel AME Church, a focal point for protestors, as saying “They were there for us,” after a March 20 meeting with CRS agents.

Separately, in response to a Florida Sunshine Law request to the City of Sanford, Judicial Watch also obtained an audio recording of a “community meeting” held at Second Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Sanford on April 19, 2012. The meeting, which led to the ouster of Sanford’s Police Chief Bill Lee, was scheduled after a group of college students calling themselves the “Dream Defenders” barricaded the entrance to the police department demanding Lee be fired.  According to the Orlando Sentinel, DOJ employees with the CRS had arranged a 40-mile police escort for the students from Daytona Beach to Sanford.

“These documents detail the extraordinary intervention by the Justice Department in the pressure campaign leading to the prosecution of George Zimmerman,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “My guess is that most Americans would rightly object to taxpayers paying government employees to help organize racially-charged demonstrations.”

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LEC here — what were these people thinking ?!?! they should be remaining neutral , not screwing around in this , especially in this manner . Stay neutral , and be impartial .
check out the link [here] for the further monkeyshines , interfering in this case .

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… Thanks , Y ‘ All … [on George Zimmerman]

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,July 9th,2013

… to the conservative media , Ace of Spades , the Jawa Report , and , of course , the Other McCain ..

.. without your efforts , I believe George Zimmerman would have been railroaded into Florida State Prison . He would have been convicted on 2nd degree murder charges .

.. Given where the case stands , right now , no way in hell … manslaughter , possible , but not likely … the way the case has been presented , it is likely , I think , that he will be found not guilty of the lesser – included offence of manslaughter , as well …

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