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Saturday Night Card Game (What is left of the Zimmerman-Martin racial narrative?)

Saturday Night Card Game (What is left of the Zimmerman-Martin racial narrative?)

I think this is a fair description of the racial narrative of the shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman:

George Zimmerman (1) shot Trayvon Martin (2) because a black teenager in a hoodie is frightening (3) to whites, as proven by (4) Zimmerman’s description of Martin as suspicious because he was black, and (5) Zimmerman’s use of the phrase “f-ing coons”, (6) in a classic case of racial profiling, (7) inspired by a climate of hate stoked by Republican “right-wing” rhetoric.

What is left of this narrative based upon what currently is publicly known?

(1) True, George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin.

(2) There is nothing to indicate that wearing a hoodie had anything to do with why Zimmerman considered Martin suspicious.  The reason given by Zimmerman in the initial 911 call, before he possibly could have known how the evening would end or how a racial narrative would develop, did not mention the hoodie.  The hoodie only was mentioned after the 911 dispatcher asked what the suspicious person was wearing.

(3) Zimmerman’s mother is Hispanic, and Zimmerman self-identified as Hispanic.  That’s not to say that a Hispanic person cannot harbor racial animosity towards blacks, but there is nothing to indicate that Zimmerman harbored such animosity, and in fact, there is evidence to suggest otherwise.

(4) Zimmerman did not describe Martin’s race in the initial 911 phone call until the dispatcher asked the race of the suspicious person, at which point Zimmerman said he “looks black.”  The audio broadcast by NBC News omitted this intervening question to make it appear as if Zimmerman stated that Martin was suspicious because he was black.

(5) The assertion that Martin used the racial epithet “coons” is subject to serious doubt.  CNN hired three audio experts, only one of whom believed the word was used.  In the Affidavit of Probable Cause, two state investigators swore under oath that Zimmerman said “f-ing punks.”

(6) In the Affidavit of Probable Cause, the State of Florida alleged that Martin was “profiled” by Zimmerman, but did not accuse Zimmerman of profiling Martin based on race.  Given how freely the State exaggerated known facts in the Affidavit (for example, asserting that the 911 dispatcher “instructed Zimmerman not to” follow Martin, when in fact the dispatcher only said “we don’t need you to do that”), it is reasonable to believe that the State is not comfortable assigning racial motivation to the reason why Zimmerman found Martin suspicious.

(7) Zimmerman is a registered Democrat.

The net result of a fair assessment of the racial narrative of the case is that there is no racial narrative based on currently known facts.  There are only assumptions and speculation drawn from historical events and experiences in which George Zimmerman was not involved.

This case is where it always should have been, about the known fact that George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin, and whether that shooting was legally justified, or an unlawful homicide.

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Comments

As I’ve said, this was a garden-variety shooting, investigated as it would be in any community in America the size of Sanford.

There was no racial component.

There was no SYG “effect” (although that could change the trial procedure some).

The Koch brothers did not use the Florida legislature like puppets when it passed the SYG law overwhelmingly.

George BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooosh is not responsible.

    Milwaukee in reply to Ragspierre. | April 14, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Damn straight George Bush wasn’t involved. On the night in question, we have several witnesses who saw George on a grassy knoll, near Dealey Plaza. Of course, all of the witnesses are White guys, and you know how they have that street code thing going. None of them will ever testify.

    Does Sarah Palin have an alibi, but?

    It’s a good thing the the “evil” ChimpyBusHitler wasn’t involved or Obama would have sent Eric Holder to personally usher Zimmerman’s gun to Mexico where they would have gotten a FBI CI to shoot some NGO stooges.

      Brendon Carr in reply to Neo. | April 15, 2012 at 4:29 am

      I’m torn on this one, because the prospect of some NGO employees getting shot to death is appealing.

    Baladas in reply to Ragspierre. | April 15, 2012 at 10:44 am

    “Garden variety?”

    Please.

    “no racial component”

    George was as good an authority as the next to know the odds that a 17 yr old negro who takes off running at the very sight of him is more than likely up to no good on some level.

    Betcha if Trayvon engaged George in a frank but friendly exchange of curiosity, that George would have been “disarmed” and on his way.

    Any one involved in security work who says they do not racially profile is dishonest. It is often instinctual, it is backed by statistics, and as long as one is willing to release that prejudice when more information comes to light, there is no sin involved.

      Ragspierre in reply to Baladas. | April 15, 2012 at 11:22 am

      Always good to have racists self-identify.

      I agree, however, with your observation about a calm, courteous introduction disarming the situation.

      But George was capable of that, too.

        Baladas in reply to Ragspierre. | April 15, 2012 at 12:59 pm

        Nice when the sanctimonious holier than thou self-identify.

        Trayvon the drug-addled thieving thug ran when he saw George looking at him from his car.

        I wouldn’t expect a perfect person who couldn’t put put themselves in the shoes of a “racist profiler” to be able to imagine how they would HONESTLY react when the person who fled steps out of the shadows minutes later and startlingly confronts you.

        Also of note is that not everyone is courageous enough to track and approach strangers in their crime plagued neighborhood, and considers those who do to be guilty of paranoid vigilantism.

          Ragspierre in reply to Baladas. | April 15, 2012 at 1:14 pm

          You’re breaking under the strain…like all delusional people eventually do.

          It is noteworthy you are abandoning all pretext of objectivity now.

          Baladas in reply to Baladas. | April 15, 2012 at 1:44 pm

          Strain? Bah, I am coasting here, this is barely a jostle, forget a joust.

          Perhaps instead of offering your subjective opinion about my current state of stability you could point out my exact lack of objectivity, but that is probably too much to expect from a such a heroic stoic as yourself.

    Lina Inverse in reply to Ragspierre. | April 15, 2012 at 11:02 am

    There was no SYG “effect” (although that could change the trial procedure some).

    It’s useful to distinguish between the Stand Your Ground doctrine and the block of Florida self-defense law that was passed in 2005 under the general SYG label. The pre-trial immunity from prosecution in the Florida law is the sort of thing often associated with SYG laws—a state that respects self-defense outside of the home is likely to generally supportive—but other states maintain the usual approach of a claim of self-defense being a affirmative defense during the trial (it’s both in Florida: if the pre-trial hearing does not result in dismissal it can still be claimed during the trial).

    As an extreme counter-example, Ohio has a Castle Doctrine but uniquely requires any defendant claiming self-defense to prove it in court.

LukeHandCool | April 14, 2012 at 7:25 pm

Oh, Professor,

With reasoning like that, you’ll never get your own show at MSNBC.

It’s okay. That doesn’t make you a bad person. Not everyone can be born with Toure’s intellect.

    dmacleo in reply to LukeHandCool. | April 14, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    is toure’s intellect also referred to as tourettes?
    seems to be interchangeable.

      Neo in reply to dmacleo. | April 14, 2012 at 11:09 pm

      If the Rev. Al Sharpton had gotten to Florida sooner he would have administered a tourniquet around Zimmerman’s neck .. to stop the bleeding, of course.

it looks as though the state has a tough row to hoe in this fight ya’ll see this I honestly don’t see how the state can win so I suspect its going to wind up in the feds lap which means Zimmerman is screwed

Law gives Zimmerman extra chances in legal fight

George Zimmerman persuaded the police not to charge him for killing unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, but the prosecutor has accused him of murder. Soon, armed with unparalleled legal advantages, Zimmerman will get to ask a judge to find the killing was justified, and if that doesn’t work, he’ll get to make the same case to a jury.

http://www.thenewstribune.com/2012/04/14/2107461/law-gives-zimmerman-extra-chances.html

    Anchovy in reply to Aggie95. | April 14, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    I read that article. Jaw dropping coverage from the classically trained professional journalists at the Associated Press. Highly ethical, unbiased journalism and analysis by real reporters wearing Levis and button down shirts instead of amateurs wearing pajamas.

    Ike in reply to Aggie95. | April 14, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    There are no ‘extra chances’ for George Zimmerman that are not available at trial to any other person charged with this crime. First, the “Stand Your Ground” law has nothing to do with the case, because if Zimmerman has an affirmative defense it is self-defense, not that law. Second, every so-called ‘extra chance’ in the article you linked to arise from the writer’s perception of the SYG law, and those perceptions don’t matter because SYG doesn’t apply here.

    Other Florida laws require that law enforcement not arrest or charge a suspect unless they have a good case … not the exact wording, but close enough. George Zimmerman did not convince the police that they didn’t have a good case that night; the evidence that they had did: (1) Zimmerman says ‘I was attacked’ – so what? every person in his shoes would say that; right? – (2) grass stains on the back of his clothes tend to prove that he was on his back on the grass – yeah,okay, but he could have rolled around or something; right? – (3) they had an eyewitness who said that the guy in the red shirt was on the ground, the other guy was pounding on him and the guy in the red shirt was crying and screaming for help – the red shirt was on Zimmerman, not Martin. What evidence is there that contradicts Zimmerman’s claim of self-defense? They don’t have any witness who says, “I saw Zimmerman stalk Martin and shoot him.” or, “I saw Zimmerman run after Martin and aim at him with his gun”, or, “I saw Zimmerman attack Martin while Martin’s back was turned”. None of that.

    In short, your claim that Zimmerman is enjoying some special advantage that other criminal defendants in Florida, charged with the same crime under similar circumstances don’t have is not proven by what we know about the law and the facts of this case. There may be other problems with the case – for both the prosecutors and for Zimmerman – that we don’t know about; there may be other legal issues that will arise that we don’t know about. But what you said is simply not supported by the law as it exists in Florida and what we know that the cops knew of the evidence that night.

      Ike, I thought the same thing. The article seems to suggest that Zimmerman may receive special treatment by using the “extra chances” verbiage.

BannedbytheGuardian | April 14, 2012 at 7:49 pm

What is this Hispanic thing?

Sure Cortez The killer but much of South america is still native. Just as NW Scotland & the Shetlands have Viking DNA & some English districts we don’t call them Norse.

So Cortez (via Neil Young ) The killer came & took over but there is not a wipeout of native stock. Sombody here with South American Anthropology could expand on this -but there are lage geographical ethnic areas unaffected by Spanish interbreeeding . ( Not verlooking hot to trot priests )..

Zimmerman’s mother is Peruvian as I understand. Maybe no Spanish Conqueror genes at all – especially when you consider these natives are not Chantilly Lace beauties.

Now the Brazilians – some of whom were my ancestors -they are hot. But maybe not the saucer in the mouth ones – The Copacabana thong set & the Samba floats.

In conclusion -George is more Costanza .

    Uncle Samuel in reply to BannedbytheGuardian. | April 14, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    The majority of Peruvians are natives… short, stocky, olive-skinned. It is George’s father who is ‘white’ or part-caucasian, possibly with some Jewish blood. The family is Roman Catholic.

      BannedbytheGuardian in reply to Uncle Samuel. | April 14, 2012 at 10:32 pm

      That i realise. My point is this Hispanic thing. There is no there .

      What of Cubans – many are black & descended from African ? Caribbean placed slaves. There is no hispanic there unless you count the Cuban -Spanish dialict.

      You have been sold a stinker. No such people exist.

Professor (or other lawyers), I’d appreciate your comments on the following: as you know, Professor Dershowitz has characterized Angela Corey’s charging of Zimmerman as “unethical and incompetetent.” Or roughly that. She is also Hispanic. It has been speculated that her overcharging Zimmerman is a ploy to calm the public (black) passions by showing that the state wants to put him away for 30 years though she knows that the charge will not stand due to lack of sufficient evidence. It has also been speculated that she aspires to higher office.

Would a prosecutor ever do anything like this?

[via justoneminute: http://justoneminute.typepad.com/main/2012/04/the-zimmerman-arrest-affidavit-hold-the-cheers.html ]

CBS News breaks media lockstep and reports on trouble in Paradise: Strength of case against Zimmerman questioned

Hmmm… now that all the wheels are falling off the blessed media ‘narrative’, the walkback begins?

    Left Coast Red in reply to s_dog. | April 14, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    CBS seems to be the sole hold-out to the MSM rush-to-judgement flow. The Rather effect?

      LOL…its funny but just 30 seconds ago I read a story about how some guy named Buckhead over to Free Republic broke that whole thing wide open ….just a little poster kind of fellow gutted the CBS newsroom

Angela Corey is not Hispanic. Her mother and father were born and raised in north Florida. Ancestors on one or the other side are of Syrian descent.

The little understood timeline. Everything below was sourced from Orlando Sentinel/NBC Jax/Miami herald reports from 3/8 and on.

The lead investigator told the chief that he could not refute G.Z.’s story based on the witness testimony and evidence at hand, but he “suspected” that something was off. The Chief relayed this to the Seminole prosecutor.

Obviously the prosecutor would not charge G.Z. based on a hunch.

S.P.D. continued to investigate after releasing G.Z.
There was mention of how they needed to obtain a warrant to examine the cell phone and its records.

On 3/12, SPD website alerted the public that they were concluding their investigation and sending the results to the Seminole Prosecutor.

Crump is contacted days after the shooting by “Tracy Martin’s cousin” Crump claims astonishment that no charges have been made. He begins contacting SPD and the Seminole Prosecutor’s office less than one week after the shooting. He was told the case was open, the investigation ongoing.

The Seminole state atty office spokesperson even told a reporter that he told Crump that it is not rare for such an investigation to take “many weeks”.

This was not enough for Crump and the Martin’s as the killer of their thug son was “running around with a gun”. Crump contacted his past associate Al Sharpton.

Seminole county prosecutor receives SPD results shortly after 3/12.

Crump holds presser 3/16 claiming the SPD botched the investigation and are covering up.

3/17 Sharpton calls for rally on 3/22.

3/20 Seminole prosecutor convenes grand jury.

3/22 The governor caves to the mob and appoints a “special prosecutor” and takes the case away from Seminole, but the grand jury was already activated and preparing.

Enter Corey. 3 weeks later on 4/9 she disbands the grand jury before they can give their verdict.

2 days later Corey plays to the mob with big smiles and submits her sham affadavit.

No one will ever know how competent the SPD and Grand Jury investigation was.

Corey had the benefit of three weeks of SPD detective work and it still took her three weeks to do come to her conclusion. Did she have access to the grand jury’s investigation before she disbanded them?

    Uncle Samuel in reply to Baladas. | April 14, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Was there a grand jury? I didn’t think the state called one.

      The original prosecutor called for a grand jury and it was scheduled to convene on 10 April. Corey was put in as special prosecutor instead and she dismissed it.

      Baladas in reply to Uncle Samuel. | April 14, 2012 at 9:41 pm

      Sanford PD sent the results of their investigation to Wolfinger’s office on 3/14, just 2 days after announcing that fact on the SPD website.

      On 3/21 Wolfinger ordered a grand jury into session for 4/10.

      http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/03/19/2703029/us-department-of-justice-fbi-and.html

      It is said that the lead homicide investigator Chris Serino kept pushing for the manslaughter charge for 2 weeks after his affadavit of 3/26 which stated he was “unconvinced” of G.Z.’s testimony, even though he had no evidence to convince the prosecutor of his suspicions.

        Lina Inverse in reply to Baladas. | April 15, 2012 at 11:24 am

        If it was unfounded (hunches have their place, but not in recommending criminal prosecution), it could have been some Blue Wall revenge for Zimmerman’s … community organizing agitation, shall I put it, about a case where a while police officer’s son beat up a homeless black man; captured on video and all that. Two of the officers on the scene, including the one who personally handled him (disarmed him and all that) were ones he’d advocated sanctions for….

          Baladas in reply to Lina Inverse. | April 15, 2012 at 1:02 pm

          Excellent observation.

          JackRussellTerrierist in reply to Lina Inverse. | April 15, 2012 at 2:49 pm

          That’s been my take all along – that SPD, far from covering for Zimmerman, was actually at least somewhat out to get him or this would have been completely dropped. As a result, they served him up to Crump and Sharpton. Then along comes Rick Scott and compounds the railroading.

Uncle Samuel | April 14, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Will the ‘Stand Your Ground’ law be used in Zimmerman’s defense?
“His attorney, Mark O’Mara, said Zimmerman will plead not guilty and seek dismissal of the charge using “stand your ground.” Many legal experts think he’s got a good case, particularly if there are medical records backing up his claim that Martin broke his nose and slammed his head on a sidewalk. Other experts say, however, that the law will not protect Zimmerman if he was the aggressor.”

http://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/sns-ap-us-neighborhood-watch-stand-your-ground,0,996087.story

The law, the money, and George have provided three targets.

Left Coast Red | April 14, 2012 at 9:55 pm

I dunno, this case strikes me as a nothingburger. Absent the racial angle, of which there is nothing the loudmouths claim, where’s the beef?

One problem with the timeline above. Crump was in the press back on March 7th in a Reuters interview which included an animation sequence in the video that accompanied the interview.

The animation had Zimmerman shooting Martin from a distance. Later there was another animation done that had Z beating T and then shooting him. I believe the older one is what is up at the link but they have switched them in the past. The second one if it is there has a lead in by Charlie Rose.

This March 7th piece was the earliest national one. 10 days after the shooting happened. The earlier ones were local news right after the event.

    Uncle Samuel in reply to geoffb. | April 14, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Evidently, Crump and Parks are self-starters and men of great ambition – and as we have seen, if they do not have ample evidence, they can dig it up, shape, magnify or manufacture it. They work the media better than Sharpton and Jackson…maybe even Obama.

    In a sane world, there would be action against this pair. But, alas, we live in an Alice in Wonderland fantasy opposites-mirror-image of reality. The average person can’t tell the difference between what they want/feel, and what is real and factual.

By March 23rd the attorneys, Crump and Parks, were a featured item in the press.

1. There is no way George Zimmerman gets a fair trial.
2. He’s a dead man either way. Acquitted, he will have to go into some kind of a protection program. Guilty…well I don’t think Black prisoners will be all that kind to him.
3. I see kangaroo court. He is convicted to placate the rioters.

Hey Prof, you forgot…

As they say, no narrative is complete w/o references to Hitler and/or accusations of patrolling neo-Nazi’s.

Uncle Samuel | April 15, 2012 at 5:42 am

As the mystery-writer, Patricia Cornwell said in one media examination of this case, FORENSICS will be very important.

If the PD did any forensics testing…gunpowder on hands, clothing, trajectory of bullet, tissue under fingernails, photos of Zimmerman’s wounds, blood, urine, even hair toxicology of both parties. Zimmerman’s voice lie detector test, his willingness to take the test, and his cooperation with law enforcement, are important.

As for Trayvon’s suspicious behavior, one commenter here (http://justoneminute.typepad.com/main/2012/04/the-zimmerman-arrest-affidavit-hold-the-cheers.html) pointed out a possible explanation:

Trayvon may have wanted to go outside the small town-house to get away from his stepbrother and have privacy to talk on the phone with his girlfriend…because it was raining and he was distracted by the conversation sweet-talking his girlfriend, he was aimlessly walking around under the eaves of the town houses.

However, if Trayvon had come from the clubhouse (a ‘skittles’ and ‘tea’ party among the residents) and run when he saw Zimmerman watching him, that destroys that narrative. If Trayvon had run, stashed his stash, then gone back to jump and attack Zimmerman to jump Whitey with malice aforethought, and that could be proven, then Zimmerman would or should be cleared.

Would forensics pick up any biological indicator of Trayvon’s state of mind in the autopsy, other than drugs? Burst micro-capillaries, stomach and adrenal fluids? Did Zimmerman get in any punches before the gun was exposed? Are any of Martin’s fingerprints or traces of skittles on the gun?

    DINORightMarie in reply to Uncle Samuel. | April 15, 2012 at 7:19 am

    Those Skittles and the iced tea keep coming up. The affidavit says that Trayvon went to a 7/11 and bought them. Yet it isn’t established for certain (at least to date) to have actually been in Trayvon’s possession, or found at the scene. This should be easily proven: the clerk’s testimony, a receipt, Skittles and iced tea found on the body or in the area, etc.

    Thus far, as the Professor has noted a few times, there is no evidence of these items other than the lawyers’ and parents’ statements. Well after the killing. Same with the phone call.

    It will all come out in a hearing/trial, but thus far there is, publicly, no proof or substantiated evidence of these “hearsay” after-the-fact statements….. Since they’re mentioned in the affidavit, it is vital that it can be proven – if the prosecution has any hope. Both the purchase of the items and the phone call are in question. If the defense can prove, or establish reasonable doubt, about either or both, then the prosecution’s case as brought collapses.

    Unless you have a pre-determined outcome. Which I doubt.

    Of course, there are SO MANY other things about this that could establish reasonable doubt, not to mention that the affidavit itself doesn’t establish 2nd degree murder charges, as Dershowitz and others have stated.

    What a mess! I grieve for all the young people killed (so many in just the last few weeks) who will NEVER get the recognition of this one case.

    Sharpton & Jackson – “The Justice Brothers!” strike again.

    profshadow in reply to Uncle Samuel. | April 15, 2012 at 9:16 am

    That’s what I keep asking:

    WHERE ARE THE SKITTLES AND TEA CAN?

    If they were stashed and Martin went back to Zimmerman instead of going home and saying “some guy was following me” to an adult, it seems that Martin would clearly be considered the aggressor.

      Midwest Rhino in reply to profshadow. | April 15, 2012 at 11:44 am

      Here’s what happened … (as Monk would say, except I don’t have all the evidence, am just guessing)

      Martin was indeed up to no good, wandering about, casually casing the joint, probably with no specific target, just looking for a possible opportunity. If he was coming back from the store, doesn’t really matter. (he was once allegedly found with a large screwdriver, and women’s jewelry he couldn’t explain, and was expelled for being in a wrong place)

      Martin first spotted Zimmerman observing him, and started to approach GZ, but observed him on the phone, so he instead ran. GZ reported this while on 911. Martin RAN because he was indeed up to no good, perhaps looking in windows and patios. He was wandering about, not just walking home on the sidewalk. Since there was rain, he must have had some other intent than going straight home.

      Martin got on the phone with his GF, she may have said “run”, he said he wasn’t going to run (as she once allegedly stated), not run away home at least. He ran around behind the buildings and hid by a building. GZ followed walking, leaving his truck while on the phone, but lost contact with Martin. On 911 GZ was afraid to give his address out loud, apparently thinking (correctly) Martin was possible lurking nearby unseen.

      5’8″ 170 lb GZ hung up, and in the next minute, 6’2″ 150 lb athletic (with an attitude, revealed in his tweets) Trayvon surprised him from his hiding place and confronted GZ for watching him. Even the GF reported TM asking GZ “why are you following me”, indicating he had NOT just run the short distance home. The GF allegedly initially said TM was shot on his own porch. Why did she change her story, why did she consult a lawyer before calling the police, or why did she think Trayvon needed to run in the first place?

      TM did not observe that GZ carried a gun, the gun was not drawn. Trayvon assaulted GZ, broke his nose, slammed his head in the sidewalk, and continued beating him while on top of him (as observed and recorded). GZ was screaming for help, and finally pulled his gun and shot Trayvon in the struggle.

      A tweet about Trayvon being aggressive toward a bus driver would confirm his nature to confront. If Trayvon had just run home as alleged, he would have been there before GZ ended his 911 call. He laid in wait, attacked after GZ was off the phone.

      Martin was bored AND wandering about, willing to be up to no good. His attitude and proving something to his GF made him confront short little GZ … GZ had no plans to track down and shoot TM or he would have had his gun out and shot before an assault had him fighting for his life. The changing GF story and youthful images released indicate the GF and the Martin attorney are not being forthright. Martin’s father first stated it was NOT Trayvon screaming, the mother said she believed it was an accident.

      And I can read Corey’s mind … she decided there was greater good in calming potential race riots (and enhancing her political position), than in adhering to strict jurisprudence. Most of her charges are based on Martin’s GF’s (concocted with the attorney’s help) claims that Martin was trying to run home, but GZ tracked him down.

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Midwest Rhino has it pretty much pegged. Martin turned to confront initially then ran. Why? Did he ditch what he had on him and then turn around? Did the PD do an area search in the direction Zimmerman last saw him running? I know these things because I’ve done it for twenty years. I did grid searches in the direction the bad guys ran and in dozens of times found stolen property, guns, knives or burglary tools “stashed” until the bad guy can get them later. It is SOP in the juvie car hopping business.

Corey is a political animal. She allowed two retired police officer who work as SAO investigators (trying to get one more retirement pension) cobble together a PC statement I would have not allowed to be submitted back when I was working in Florida law enforcement. In fact, I would caution the submitting officer that he was exposing himself to wrongful prosecution and unlawful arrest lawsuits by doing such. Corey overcharged hoping for some kind of a deal down the line and that nobody would take a hard look at her.

Truth is lawyers are unethical, or better put have ethics placed on a sliding bar. It moves up and down against the pressures of the situation and their self interests. They actually learn that in law school.

http://truthandcommonsense.com/2012/04/12/florida-politicians-and-lawyers-cya-choose-their-own-self-interests-over-one-mans-life/

If a police officer told the same story Zimmerman did, it would be considered a “good shoot” and everybody would have moved along.

The real criminals here are the MSM producers (who changed the audio) and the people trying to gin up racial division for November 2012 elections.

Shameful.

Uncle Samuel | April 16, 2012 at 9:40 pm

A Must-Read: “We Are All George Zimmerman”
http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2012/04/we-are-all-george-zimmerman.html?

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