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Merritt Landry Allies Developing Narrative of Innocence

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 9:28am 8/7/2013 at 9:28am

It is perhaps inevitable that comparisons will be drawn between the  recently completed murder/self-defense trial of George Zimmerman in Florida and the just beginning travails of self-defense shooter Merritt Landry in New Orleans.

Indeed, I’ve already begun to do so myself (see “Zimmerman Redux: The Breaking Louisiana Self-Defense Case of Merritt Landry”).

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Oprah: Trayvon Martin = Emmett Till

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 8:15pm 8/6/2013 at 8:15pm

Of course, the two cases bear no resemblance at so many levels.

But Oprah can’t help herself, and debases the memory of Emmett Till by comparing Till’s whistling at a white woman and subsequent beating death to the violence perpetrated by Trayvon Martin upon George Zimmerman who acted in legally justifiable self defense.

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The hoodie: et tu, Smithsonian?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 2, 2013 at 5:00pm 8/2/2013 at 5:00pm

So now we have word that the Smithsonian is “eyeing” Trayvon Martin’s hoodie for its new branch, the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

According to the branch’s director Lonnie Bunch:

It became the symbolic way to talk about the Trayvon Martin case…It’s rare that you get one artifact that really...

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Bill Cosby, the Zimmerman case, and guns

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 8:00am 7/28/2013 at 8:00am

Look, I want to give Bill Cosby his props. He’s been speaking up courageously for years on the problems within the black community, and he’s gotten a lot of flak for it. It can’t have been easy for him.

Here are some excerpts from the address Cosby gave to the NAACP in...

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Did Zimmerman juror really apologize for verdict or was interview deceptively edited?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 11:00am 7/27/2013 at 11:00am

The fallout of the George Zimmerman trial continues, as one of the trial jurors made some startling admissions during an ABC interview:

The only minority on the all-female jury that voted to acquit George Zimmerman said today that Zimmerman “got away with murder” for killing Trayvon Martin and feels she owes an...

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Saturday Night Card Game (“You think you’re doing something for black people, you’re not”)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 8:00pm 7/20/2013 at 8:00pm

Larry Elder handed Piers Morgan his rear-end earlier this week.

It’s was good.

Not surprisingly, Epic clash between Larry Elder and Piers Morgan; Libs unleash torrent of haterade

Elsewhere in bizarre world, Chris Matthews has apologized… for all white people everywhere for everything.

I have a better idea, Chris. How about you just stop talking?

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In what alternate universe is the Trayvon Martin case a civil rights landmark?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 6:30pm 7/20/2013 at 6:30pm

I headed off to JFK Airport for my trip to Israel on Friday not long after Obama gave his surprise speech on the Florida jury verdict finding George Zimmerman not guilty of Second Degree Murder and Manslaughter in the killing of Trayvon Martin.

The presidential statement elevated the Martin case to a historic...

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LIVE: Sharpton’s “Justice For Trayvon” Rallies Push for Civil Rights Case Against Zimmerman

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 11:16am 7/20/2013 at 11:16am

“Justice for Trayvon” rallies and marches are scheduled all across the nation today, organized by The Rev. Al Sharpton and his National Action Network (NAN).  In protest of the recent ‘not guilty’ verdict in the Zimmerman case, leaders and attendees will demand that the federal government “investigate civil rights charges against...

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“All you ever hear in the media is White versus Black”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 19, 2013 at 11:00am 7/19/2013 at 11:00am

I was a guest on Crane Durham”s Nothing But The Truth show on July 15.

We covered a variety of topics related to the George Zimmerman verdict and the aftermath, including threats of federal prosecution and civil lawsuits.

One of the issues we discussed was the false racial narrative of the case perpetuated by the media, a...

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Soap in a sponge: The enduring myth that George Zimmerman was told not to get out of his car

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 1:33pm 7/17/2013 at 1:33pm

There are many lessons to be learned from the media miscoverage of the George Zimmerman shooting of Trayvon Martin.

We’ve dealt repeatedly with the false “hoodie” and racial narratives, the ludicrous audio and video analyses, and the misunderstanding of the role Stand Your Ground played [actually, did not play] in the case.

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Feds want Zimmerman, any way they can get him

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 7:02pm 7/16/2013 at 7:02pm

There’s a reason we stand up for the rights of individuals like George Zimmerman against an overreaching State.

It’s not just about the individual.  It’s about all of us, and the reality that there but for fortune could go you or I.

The highly politicized Department of Justice desperately wants to bring federal charges to placate...

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Law schools are turning out too many social engineers

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 5:45pm 7/16/2013 at 5:45pm

This week has made my head hurt from all the shaking in disbelief.

It’s almost overwhelming, the multitude of absurd race-agitating actions and words coming from those who refuse to accept the facts and law as to the Zimmerman trial.

This lawyer interviewed by Greta is part of the Parks and Crump law firm which...

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Post-Zimmerman Acquittal: Civil Rights, Immunity, and Perjury

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 5:59am 7/16/2013 at 5:59am

Well, that’s it. George Zimmerman has his legal victory. Late in the night on Saturday, July 13, 2013, George officially survived a brutal and malicious legal assault backed by the full power of a State government intent on hanging a life sentence on an innocent man on the sole basis of emotional...

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Juror: 5 of 6 believed it was Zimmerman screaming for help (Rachel Jeantel inverview added)

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 15, 2013 at 8:22pm 7/15/2013 at 8:22pm

And it begins.

Juror B37 gave an interview to CNN in which she said it was George Zimmerman screaming for help: [some video problems on CNN’s side with embeds but appears to be working now]

Meanwhile, the prosecutors are on the TV circuit defending themselves, and calling Zimmerman a murderer:

How would Florida State...

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“The jury reached the right result”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 15, 2013 at 6:00pm 7/15/2013 at 6:00pm

The great thing about having your own blog is that you get to quote yourself.

The title is a quote from my interview this morning with Lee Rayburn of WHCU 870 AM in Ithaca.

 
 
 

What do Steven Pagones, Kareem Brunner and George Zimmerman have in common?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 15, 2013 at 4:48pm 7/15/2013 at 4:48pm

Now that George Zimmerman has been acquitted in a court of law, it’s reasonable to review how the case progressed. Breitbart provided a useful timeline. Here’s the third item:

March 13, 2012 – NBC’s...

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The “what if Trayvon were white” logical fallacy

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 15, 2013 at 10:03am 7/15/2013 at 10:03am

One of the most popular liberal reactions to the finding that George Zimmerman was not guilty is to posit the question of how the case would have been treated differently if Trayvon Martin were white.

The question always is answered by the author that the shooting of a white person by a...

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