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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
zimmerman taaffe

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
zimmerman taaffe

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
zimmerman taaffe

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
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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
(Defense attorney Mark O'Mara during Zimmerman trial)

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
George Zimmerman, not guilty

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
University of Miami School of Law

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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Misleading Initial Narrative of Zimmerman-Martin Case Applied in Ferguson

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 12:30pm
http://youtu.be/eBx06JcFGdk

The fatal shooting of the Mike Brown by police officer Darren Wilson has raised a hue and cry about a wide variety of social issues, among them the increasingly vitriolic nature of American race relations, the astonishing militarization of the police (or, perhaps more accurately, their equipment), and the curious (to...

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Zimmerman Libel Suit Against NBC Thrown Out

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 30, 2014 at 12:30pm
NBC Zimmerman Edit Screenshot

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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Want proof they won’t stop with your guns? Here it is

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 11, 2014 at 11:20am
http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=9496568

The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence is among the most aggressive groups in seeking to limit, if not eliminate, the 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear Arms.

CSGV also attacks so-called Stand Your Ground laws through misleading accounts of what happened in the Trayvon Martin shooting by George Zimmerman.  This CSGV video...

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Coalition to Stop Gun Violence objects to Andrew Branca speaking at Campbell U Law School (Update – UC Berkeley too)

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 11:00am
Andrew Branca Campbell Law School

Andrew Branca was invited by Campbell University Law School to speak on the issue for which he is best known, The Law of Self Defense.

Here’s part of the press release announcing the visit:

Nationally renowned self-defense expert Andrew Branca will speak at Campbell Law School next Tuesday, April 8 at noon in...

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Low information artist tries to cash in on Zimmerman success

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at 8:20pm
Anti Zimmerman E Bay painting Michael D'Antuono

The painting above is, or was, available on Ebay, and was catching on after George Zimmerman’s famous art success.

It portrays George Zimmerman as a hooded Klansman executing Trayvon.

At this point, people like that artist are beyond hope. He obviously didn’t watch...

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Sanford, FL to ban Neighborhood Watch from carrying guns

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 2:24pm
Trayvon Martin Photo Handgun

Reuters reports that Sanford, Florida — the town where George Zimmerman successfully and lawfully defended his life by shooting and killing a vicious attacker, Trayvon Martin — has passed new rules for how neighborhood watch volunteers may conduct themselves. In particular, it forbids them from being armed with a firearm, as...

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Florida Senate “Stand Your Ground” panel advocates for lawsuits against people who lawfully defend themselves

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 8:00am
O'Mara over Manikin in Court

The Orlando Sentinel reports that an ad hoc Florida state Senate panel, drawn together specifically to advocate changes to Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law, has emerged to announce that there should be changes to Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law.

The key change sought by the panel is to impose limits on the immunity from...

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False narrative of Trayvon Martin shooting embeds on campuses

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 11:30am
O'Mara photo Zimmerman bloody nose 7-10-2013

The deification of Trayvon Martin, with comparisons to Martin Luther King, Jr. and Emmitt Till, is just part of the false narrative of the prosecution of George Zimmerman.

We are seeing a mythology grow and become embedded on campuses which misrepresents the factual and legal nature of the case.  Long ago it...

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Video: Did The Zimmerman Jury Get It Right?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 13, 2013 at 7:15pm

Andrew Branca and I gave a lecture on September 12, 2013, at Cornell Law School in an event sponsored by the Cornell 2nd Amendment Club.

The topic was the George Zimmerman shooting of Trayvon Martin and subsequent trial.

My segment starts at 2:45 and Andrew Branca’s...

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T.R.A.Y.V.O.N.

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 13, 2013 at 1:06pm
ASU Band Trayvon

Andrew Branca and I gave our presentation yesterday at Cornell Law School on the Zimmerman case, and the reasons why the jury reached the correct verdict. I’m hopeful the video will be available to post soon.

One of the things I talked about was the mythology of...

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