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Injustice in Florida? Trayvon Martin’s killer remains uncharged

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Injustice in Florida? Trayvon Martin’s killer remains uncharged

Post by ROB on Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:26 am


BBC NEWS US & CANADA
20 March 2012 Last updated at 20:15 ET

Trayvon Martin: Public 'outrage' grows after teen death

The US Department of Justice has announced an investigation into the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Florida.

Trayvon Martin, 17, was shot dead by George Zimmerman, 28, while Martin was walking through a gated community in a suburb of Orlando last month.


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BBC NEWS US & CANADA
20 March 2012 Last updated at 17:38 ET

Trayvon Martin: Lawyer calls for shooter's arrest

The lawyer for the family of [a] US black teenager killed by a neighbourhood watch volunteer has called for the man's arrest.

Trayvon Martin, 17, was killed by George Zimmerman, 28, while walking through a gated community in a suburb of Orlando, Florida.

Mr Zimmerman says he was acting in self-defence.

The US Department of Justice has announced an investigation into the police handling of the case.

A Florida grand jury will also hear evidence in the case on 10 April, a state prosecutor has said.

Florida Governor Rick Scott has asked the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to assist in the investigation.

,,, Mr Crump said police had a clear duty: "Arrest George Zimmerman."

“It is pretty obvious a lot of black people think it self-evident that this is about race” (Mark Mardell, North America editor).

Full story: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-17452878


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Re: Injustice in Florida? Trayvon Martin’s killer remains uncharged

Post by ROB on Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:00 am


Amendment 14 of the United States Constitution requires state governments to provide equal protection under the law to all. It seems that, in Florida, “all” does not apply to seventeen year old Black males who choose to leave their places of abode (permanent or temporary), purchase snacks, and return to their permanent or temporary abode. I guess that certain government entities in Florida believe that their exclusionary “interpretation” OF Amendment 14 supersedes the express will of We the people of the United States of America.

Read the applicable portion of Amendment 14 below.
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United States Constitution, Amendment 14, Paragraph 1, ratified 9 July 1868.

All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
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Re: Injustice in Florida? Trayvon Martin’s killer remains uncharged

Post by ROB on Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:15 pm


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Democratic lawmakers blast police in teen killing
By Donna Smith

WASHINGTON | Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:12am BST

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday blasted police handling of a racially charged case in which a neighborhood watch volunteer shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Florida, accusing local law enforcement officials of botching the investigation.

The lawmakers, speaking at a congressional forum attended by the parents of the slain teenager, called for the immediate arrest of 28-year-old George Zimmerman, the white Hispanic who shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on February 26 in what Zimmerman said was self-defense.

Florida law enforcement officials have faced intense criticism in recent weeks from civil rights activists and others for not arresting Zimmerman, who remains at large and in seclusion.

Congresswoman Corrine Brown, who represents a district that includes Sanford, the town where the shooting took place, decried the police inaction, saying she did not know if it was due to incompetence, a cover-up or "all of the above."

Full story: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/03/28/us-usa-florida-shooting-congress-idUKBRE82Q0W520120328

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Geraldo Rivera: Hoodie responsible for Trayvon Martin's death

By Dalina Castellanos
March 23, 2012, 6:25 p.m.

Geraldo Rivera has entered the public discussion about Trayvon Martin’s death by blaming the Florida teenager's choice of dress.

“I am urging the parents of black and Latino youngsters particularly not to let their children go out wearing hoodies. I think the hoodie is as much responsible for Trayvon Martin‘s death as much as George Zimmerman was,” the Fox News host said Friday on “Fox and Friends.”

Martin, 17, was shot and killed Feb. 26 in Sanford, Fla., by Zimmerman, a 28-year-old neighborhood watch volunteer. Zimmerman was not arrested because police said there was no evidence to contradict his claim that he fired in self-defense.

,,, Rivera chose to focus on another aspect of Martin’s death that he believes could have changed the outcome.

“Trayvon Martin, God bless him, an innocent kid, a wonderful kid, a box of Skittles in his hands. He didn’t deserve to die. But I bet you money, if he didn’t have that hoodie on, that nutty neighborhood watch guy wouldn’t have responded in that violent and aggressive way," Rivera said.

Full story: http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-geraldo-rivera-hoodie-trayvon-martin-20120323,0,2656585.story

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Congressman Bobby Rush wears hoodie on House floor

28 March 2012 Last updated at 12:43 ET

A Democratic Congressman, Bobby Rush, [wore] a hooded sweatshirt on the floor of the House of Representatives...

... as he spoke about the death of... Trayvon Martin...

Full story: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/17542979
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Post by ROB on Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:30 pm


George Zimmerman killed an innocent human being with premeditation and with malice aforethought. George Zimmerman is a murderer. Also, George Zimmerman has proven that, if not incarcerated he is a danger to innocent members of society.

George Zimmerman should be arrested and held without bail right now, and he should be charged with murder in the first degree and tried as quickly as possible.
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Post by bambu on Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:12 pm

RockOnBrother wrote:
George Zimmerman killed an innocent human being with premeditation and with malice aforethought. George Zimmerman is a murderer. Also, George Zimmerman has proven that, if not incarcerated he is a danger to innocent members of society.

George Zimmerman should be arrested and held without bail right now, and he should be charged with murder in the first degree and tried as quickly as possible.

Whoa!

Not so fast.
We haven't even had a fair trial yet.

A quick trial, a conviction, and then put in the death chamber?
No Thanx!

What about a slow and thorough investigation, a slow and thorough trial...where a bright light is shone on every piece of evidence.
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Post by bambu on Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:33 am

RockOnBrother wrote:
RockOnBrother wrote:
George Zimmerman killed an innocent human being with premeditation and with malice aforethought. George Zimmerman is a murderer. Also, George Zimmerman has proven that, if not incarcerated he is a danger to innocent members of society.

George Zimmerman should be arrested and held without bail right now, and he should be charged with murder in the first degree and tried as quickly as possible.
bambu wrote:
Whoa!

Not so fast.

George Zimmerman executed Trayvon Martin in February. Arresting Trayvon Martin’s executioner in April wouldn’t be “not so fast.” More like “not so slow.”

bambu wrote:
We haven't even had a fair trial yet.

We haven’t even arrested Trayvon Martin’s executioner/murderer yet.

As soon as George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin’s murderer/executioner, is (1) arrested for, (2) charged with, (3) tried for, (4) and convicted of Trayvon Martin’s murder, we can get on with the business of sentencing Trayvon Martin’s murderer.

bambu wrote:
A quick trial…

No trail has occurred. Trayvon Martin’s murderer/executioner must be arrested first. George Zimmerman roams free more than a month after murdering/executing Trayvon Martin.

bambu wrote:
… a conviction…

George Zimmerman hasn’t been convicted.

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… and then put in the death chamber?

George Zimmerman put nine millimeter rounds into Trayvon Martin’s body. George Zimmerman put Trayvon Martin in an early grave. George Zimmerman put the remainder of Trayvon Martin’s life (Trayvon Martin was seventeen years old) in the dustbin of history.

bambu wrote:
What about a slow and thorough investigation…

A (far too) slow and thorough investigation has revealed that George Zimmerman put nine millimeter rounds into an unarmed seventeen year old man (unless tea and skittles are “arms”) in a premeditated manner with malice aforethought.

A quick and thorough investigation of the current state of affairs reveals that George Zimmerman roams free.

Allegations have been made that Zimmerman shot Martin in self defence, Martin attacking him and banging his head on concrete, or such.

This Trayvon Martin?




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Re: Injustice in Florida? Trayvon Martin’s killer remains uncharged

Post by oftenwrong on Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:22 am

An Enquiry was begun less than two weeks ago, and it seems likely that the only eye-witness to the incident would have been the alleged killer. To gain a conviction, the Police would require some kind of independent evidence, which presumably they are seeking diligently. Until then, there may be little prospect of a Trial.
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Post by astra on Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:25 am

OH well, looks like Big BUBBA or some of the dead fellow's relatives and friends may have soma entertainment.

Similar thing happened in Scotland years ago, and bloke cleverly got away with murder in the court. He Forgot about the relatives! Twisted Evil
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Post by trevorw2539 on Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:11 pm

Astra quote.

Similar thing happened in Scotland years ago, and bloke cleverly got away with murder in the court. He Forgot about the relatives

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Re: Injustice in Florida? Trayvon Martin’s killer remains uncharged

Post by oftenwrong on Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:20 pm

Give a little man a little authority.................

Next thing you know you're at War with Iraq.
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Post by astradt1 on Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:26 pm

Roc stated.....Zimmerman was armed with a loaded nine millimeter handgun.

As it is his constitutional right................

Roc stated....Zimmerman, by approaching an unarmed citizen at night while carrying a deadly weapon, placed Martin in fear for his life.

As it is his constitutional right...........

I wonder if the constitutional right to bear arms is the cause of this death?
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Re: Injustice in Florida? Trayvon Martin’s killer remains uncharged

Post by astra on Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:25 pm

11 April 2012 03:35am
Lawyers for the US neighbourhood watch volunteer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in a case that sparked widespread protests have withdrawn from the case, saying they have lost contact with George Zimmerman and fear for his emotional state.

Craig Sonner and Hal Uhrig said Zimmerman, 28, contacted the prosecutor who will decide whether he should face charges and even talked to a TV host after they told him not to speak to anyone.

http://latestnews.virginmedia.com/news/world/2012/04/11/lawyers_withdraw_from_shooting_case
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Post by oftenwrong on Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:14 pm

So now Mr. Zimmerman will have an opportunity to explain his actions. In Court, under Oath.
That sounds like Justice.
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