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Zimmerman Trial Redux: Busting the Myths Again

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 4:00pm 2/26/2015 at 4:00pm
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I suppose it’s to be expected that on the third anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad victim selection day we would get to enjoy a resurgence of the many false narratives surrounding Martin’s attack on George Zimmerman, Zimmerman’s self-defense, the circus of Sharpton-led protests, the politically-driven prosecution, and the...

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DOJ To Announce No Federal Charges Against George Zimmerman (Update: Announced)

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 1:50pm 2/24/2015 at 1:50pm
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The Department of Justice will reportedly announce that it will not bring federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman over Zimmerman’s self-defense killing of Trayvon Martin, reports ABC News.

This decision comes as no surprise to anyone familiar with the actual facts of the case. Zimmerman’s claim of lawful self-defense was overwhelmingly...

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Charges dropped against George Zimmerman in alleged wine bottle assault

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 30, 2015 at 11:15am 1/30/2015 at 11:15am
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Despite all the hate directed at George Zimmerman for having successfully defended his life against a vicious ambush attack by Trayvon Martin, and numerous encounters with law enforcement both before and after that fateful night, he has yet to be convicted of any crime whatever.

That trend continues with the dropping of the latest...

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Deja Vu: George Zimmerman Charged with Aggravated Assault

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 12:30pm 1/10/2015 at 12:30pm
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Well, look who’s back in the news with girlfriend trouble, as reported by the Orlando Sentinel. And, consistent with similar past events, that girlfriend trouble has lead directly...

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DOJ Flails Again in Efforts to Charge George Zimmerman

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 7:00pm 11/12/2014 at 7:00pm
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Earlier this month we posted news that Frank Taafe, a self-proclaimed “friend” of George Zimmerman, was going to testify before a Grand Jury that he now believed Zimmerman had a racist motivation for the shooting of Trayvon Martin.  This news came just days before the hotly contested November 4 election in which...

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We interrupt post-election gloating for news about the DOJ Zimmerman Grand Jury

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 7:40pm 11/5/2014 at 7:40pm
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The Orlando Sentinel newspaper is reporting that it appears as if no actual witnesses showed up for today’s Federal Grand Jury convened to determine if civil rights charges should be brought against George Zimmerman for his self-defense shooting of Trayvon Martin.

The DOJ had subpoenaed Frank Taaffe, a self-declared “friend” of Zimmerman’s,...

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Key Witness for Zimmerman Grand Jury Changes Story

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 2:00pm 11/1/2014 at 2:00pm
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We wrote yesterday about the “October Surprise/Get Out the Vote” announcement by a flailing Obama administration that the Department of Justice will be holding a Grand Jury hearing next Wednesday regarding possible federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman.

The only named witness...

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DOJ Convenes Grand Jury For Zimmerman Civil Rights Case

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 5:15pm 10/30/2014 at 5:15pm
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Note: Title has been updated.

The Orlando Sentinel newspaper today...

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How Zimmerman Myth Became Academic Truth

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 5:35pm 10/12/2014 at 5:35pm
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Well, this is interesting.

I came across the University of Miami Law School Summer 2014 edition of their law review, and noted that it had a particular focus on Stand-Your-Ground.

Awesome! I dug right into the Foreword, “Stand Your Ground” in Context: Race, Gender, and Politics,” by University of Miami School of Law Professor Donna Coker.

As...

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George Zimmerman not expected to face civil rights charges

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 11:15am 10/2/2014 at 11:15am
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The Washington Post reported yesterday that “The Justice Department is not expected to bring civil rights charges against George Zimmerman in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin.”

The reasons why appear in the 10th paragraph of the story:

Mark O’Mara, the lawyer who represented Zimmerman, said that approximately 40 witness statements collected...

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Law School course: “historical trajectory of Trayvon Martin case”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 19, 2014 at 4:30pm 9/19/2014 at 4:30pm
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A JD student at the University of Miami School of Law–and a long-time fan of “The Law of Self Defense”–contacted me recently to share a notice he’d received from the school. It seems for the Fall 2014 semester they will be offering a “short course” (good for one credit) with a...

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George Zimmerman back on patrol, sort of

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 2:38pm 7/29/2014 at 2:38pm
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Controversy is sure to follow George Zimmerman, even though he has not been convicted of anything and the evidence suggesting he acted in justifiable self-defense in the shooting and killing Trayvon Martin was overwhelming.

He also beat multiple accusations of assault brought by his ex-wife and ex-girlfriend when the evidence did not...

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George Zimmerman Appeals Dismissal of Defamation Suit Against NBC

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 11:15am 7/26/2014 at 11:15am
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[Clarification (7/26/14): I’ve just been informed by a knowledgeable person on the Zimmerman side of this case that what was submitted to the 5th DCA this past Friday is the official notice of appeal.  The actual appeal has not yet been submitted.]

As anticipated by, well, everybody, George Zimmerman’s civil lawyer, James Beasley Jr.,...

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Zimmerman Libel Suit Against NBC Thrown Out

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 30, 2014 at 12:30pm 6/30/2014 at 12:30pm
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How can we miss her, when she won’t go away?

Judge Debra Nelson, who presided over the murder trial of George Zimmerman, today issued a ruling dismissing his libel suit against NBC (a copy of that ruling can be found at the bottom of this post).

Those of us who followed the Zimmerman...

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(Not George) Zimmerman vs. Roseanne Barr

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 5:50pm 3/12/2014 at 5:50pm
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Robert Zimmerman Sr. and Gladys Zimmerman have filed suit against comedienne Roseanne Barr, nearly two years after Barr published their home address on Twitter in the aftermath of their son George Zimmerman Jr.’s killing of Trayvon Martin in self-defense.  

(Zimmerman successfully argued at trial that he shot Martin in necessary self-defense,...

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Like George Zimmerman, Alan Grayson cleared by evidence

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 10, 2014 at 4:34pm 3/10/2014 at 4:34pm
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Alan Grayson will not be charged with wife-beating after an incident in which his wife Lolita claimed he hit her.

When first reported, I cautioned that Grayson was entitled to the same presumption of innocence as George Zimmeran. And like George Zimmerman, both in the shooting of Trayvon Martin and Zimmerman’s...

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Alan Grayson entitled to same presumption of innocence as George Zimmerman

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 7:05pm 3/4/2014 at 7:05pm
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Alan Grayson’s wife, Lolita, has accused Grayson of physical battery, and obtained a protective order.

The Orlando Sentinel reports:

A judge has granted a temporary protective injunction against U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson after his wife filed paperwork accusing the Orlando congressman of shoving and injuring her during an incident this past weekend.

Lolita Grayson’s...

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