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George Zimmerman, a neighbourhood watch volunteer in Florida, has
been charged with killing an unarmed black teenager in a
racially-charged case that has gripped America.

The 28-year-old is now in custody after turning himself in.



17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot dead as he visited his father on
a residential estate in the central Florida town of Sanford.

His family, their lawyers and civil rights leaders have led a
campaign calling for Zimmerman’s arrest. They claim the watchman
believed Martin was suspicious because of his colour, and killed him in
cold blood.

“We wanted nothing more, nothing less. We just wanted an arrest. And
we got it. And, I say thank you. Thank you Lord, thank you Jesus,” said
the teenager’s mother, Sybrina Fulton.

Zimmerman, a white Hispanic, has been charged with second-degree
murder, the most serious crime possible without asserting premeditation.

The watchman allegedly challenged Martin, believing his presence to
be suspicious. In the ensuing confrontation the teenager was shot dead.

Police said they initially found no proof to contradict Zimmerman’s claim that he was attacked and acted out of self-defence.



They now say the move to charge him is not the result of public
pressure, despite a wave of civil rights demonstrations across the
country demanding that the authorities take action.

Explaining the decision, Special Prosecutor Angela Corey said:

“This case is like a lot of the difficult cases we have handled for
years in our circuit, and we made that decision in the same manner. Let
me emphasis that we do not prosecute by public pressure or by petition.
We prosecute based on the facts of any given case as well as the laws of
the state of Florida.”Via EuroNews.


Added: Apr-12-2012 Occurred On: Apr-12-2012
By: LickyLicky
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  • Does anyone know if the kid that was shot was black??? Can't seem to find any information on that....................................

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  • The move to charge him is not the result of public pressure, it is more likely the result of a call from the white house requesting aid in removing our "white black" leaders foot from his mouth.

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    • @kajidono I personally think the "special prosecutor" is simply trying to make a name for herself. Which is ahy she bypassed the grand jury. Hoping to find him guilty so she can take as much credit as possible, then run for office, or get a job with Ooobama if he's re-elected.

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    • @gammyland Very possible. This is going to be a circus.

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    • @gammyland

      You might have a point about her seeking personal glory from this. I doubt she is a democrat though

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    • @Blklight
      She's not, she's a Republican who "has prosecuted 65 homicide cases and has a reputation as a tough conservative in the courtroom. She’s also someone used to public pressure, prosecuting people when she feels charges are warranted and not just based on if she can win the case." Full article here: http://miami.cbslocal.com/2012/04/11/who-is-special-prosecutor-angela-corey/

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  • i think it is pretty straightforward myself.

    zimmerman chose a course of action that led to someone dying. when you are packing heat, life and death is in your hands. if you go to a bar with a gun, and start hassling someone, and they punch you, and you kill them - you are going to prison.

    if you go out in the streets at night with a gun, racially profile someone, get out of your car and accost them, a fight develops, and you kill them - you are going to prison.

    zimmerman's terrible judgement More..

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  • product of a lynch mob,..

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    • @SharkGuy - wrong. the special prosecutor found that the cops made a mistake in not charging him. the s.p. is an unelected official who is immune to public pressure and is chosen specifically for their independence.

      you do know that cops fuck up sometimes, dont you ?

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    • @assbastard0
      I think they are just playing the due process game for the mob,he will walk once a jury gives him his walking papers,.and the Mob can't say shit then,.

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    • @SharkGuy - i'm not so sure. the charge of second degree murder rather than a lesser charge such as involuntary manslaughter does not bode well for Mr Z. but that is for a jury to decide.

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    • @SharkGuy If the 1992 LA Riots were sparked after cops aquitted from simply beating a guy, imagine what will happen if Zimmerman is aquitted especially since the black panthers and others have already sounded the war drums?

      I'd be using this time to buy a minimum 6 months supply of food and water, making your home independent of the energy grit and buying lots of ammunition. You will likely need it.

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    • @john_b
      no problem ,I'll just stand my ground too,..

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  • Gun nut trippers don't seem to get that if you kill someone you need a really good reason, really good.

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  • If a neighborhood suddenly has a string of breakins, and all the evidence supports them being black, wouldn't it make sense to be suspicious if you saw a black gangsta dressed stranger cruising into your neighborhood? Racism is thinking your race is superior, or other races are inferior. There is nothing racist whatsoever to the facts already provided. Moving on.

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  • it will be interesting to see how this turns out.

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  • It's nice to see mob justice is alive and well. Not enough evidence to lay a charge. Not a problem. Just get a mob of angry blacks together and government agencies will cave. The only problem is that unless the DA can railroad him into a plea, that same mob will riot when he's found not guilty.

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    • @Captain Canuck not enough evidence? A dead kid would be sufficient to hold him in my opinion no matter if he was white or black ... he was told to stay at home but noo he had to be a hero! so let him take responsibility of his actions if he was innocent, it wouldn't be hard to prove... dont get me wrong I also hate that al sharpton fuck just because he is a racist asshole but cant be labeled as that because he is black !!!

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    • @napster835

      Oh don't worry if it was anyone that he knew or was in his family he would most definitely be singing a different tune. Justice has been served so now we will see how it goes in the court

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    • @napster835

      I do understand where you are coming from, but if he appears justified, why drag him through the courts? It's incredibly expensive and stressful and for what? To satisfy the black community and the family? I assure you that if he's found innocent by the courts that the black community won't be satisfied.

      I'm with you on Sharpton. He caused unnecessary trouble for everyone of every colour. He actually makes a living from peddling race hatred. Truly a disgusting person.

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    • @Blklight

      I probably would be singing a different tune. I would imagine that's why we are supposed to have impartial police and prosecutors to ensure witch hunts are avoided. Obviously that didn't happen in this instance.

      Justice isn't supposed to be about revenge or soothing hurt feelings.

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    • @Captain Canuck

      Did you watch the parents press conference yesterday? I'm assuming you didn't because both parents stated numerous times that it is not about "revenge" it's always about getting the police to do their damn jobs and investigate what happened. The chief of police told that family that he was not going to investigate the circumstances of their son dying, what about that is right to you? Do you think they should just let that go? Fuck I am really trying to keep civil with More..

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  • I think Zimmer was in a 'wannabe LEO' mode at the time. It's late at night, he's packing a pistol, recent breakins by young black guys.

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  • You know, I'm pro-gun (2 - WASR AK47's, Bushmaster, Ruger .357 rev., colt. .38 super, 9x17 makarov, various shotguns and hunting rifles, Caterpillar D6..etc. etc.) and at first I supported Zim but now I reconsider. You want some gun-HOE, Law Enforcement Officer Wanna-be, going through your neighborghood, with pistol in hand akting all brave and 'LOOKING' for a confrontation with any Random guy walking the neighboorhood? What about when your 17 y/o son sneeks out in the middle of the night to ban More..

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  • ive seen a lot of shit in my time. never would i have guessed white America backs a mexican-jew. im gonna stop watching this one. too damn hard to predict.

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  • Based on SP Corey's track record...she doesn't play to race/media. Do believe it's going to get ugly on either outcome. Just hope the Law is imposed quick and we don't have another drawn out trial similar to OJ's.

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  • Allright, now Zimmerman is where he needs to be. If the jury decides he is innocent, so be it. Lives of people should _never_ be put in the hands of triggerhappy lowlifes. The guys that created these laws are the same that are against euthanasia, witch is being regarded as murder.

    I see no difference, except that someone in Holland can ask for euthansia, and the request is judged by professional doctors. it's not uncommon that the request is denied. Perhaps we should send them to Floria, where More..

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  • Bloody 'bout time! Black power! Black power! Black power!!!!

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  • The special prosecutor said they don't bend to public pressure? B.S. If that's the case he would have been arrested two months ago! They gave in to people like that media whore Al Sharpton.

    He had his trial in the media and he is convicted. The district attorney is afraid of a race riot.

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    • @ronjon

      There was no special prosecutor two months ago, therefore she couldn't have bent to public pressure.

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    • @Tanngrisnir3 Read the first paragraph again, I didn't say there was a special prosecutor Two months ago. The county council appoints special prosecutors.

      I was simply stating what she said.

      Pay attention!

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  • My opinion aside, I felt pretty certain that he would be charged after the outrage.
    If they didn't charge him the blacks would keep causing an uproar and if they don't convict him they will riot. They've rioted in that area (Overtown) in the past, the LA riots, Watts riots etc etc.

    If this was the Price Is Right, I would put $1000 on 5 years and $2000 on 8 years for George.

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  • lmao....where are the conservative racist zimmerman cheerleaders at now?

    Told you the guy was a racist, gun nut,wannabe cop, lmao.

    Can you say guilty your man is done fucking racist lmaooooooooooooo.

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  • We all knew it was going to happen.

    The court is arresting him because of the shooting, but also because of public pressure.

    If he is not put on trial and found guilty, all hell will break loose, and the first people on the scene will be the politically correct morons who have tried to distort the facts thus far.

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    • @cswartz - you really dont understand the role of a 'special prosecutor', do you ? they are appointed specifically in situations where 'public pressure' has been brought to bear, and they are an unelected official chose specifically for their lack of regard for 'public pressure' in their legal decision-making.

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    • @assbastard0

      Everyone has an agenda and it is incredibly rare for someone to be impartial. Special prosecutors are a good idea, but the number of people who want Zimmerman in jail is in the millions.

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    • @cswartz - ...yeah but none of them can influence the special prosecutor. that is the whole idea.

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  • Tribal 'justice'. The people that demanded 'Z' be arrested are calling for the law of the jungle. To them it's not whether or not the shooting was justified. It's the fact that the shooting happened and one of their tribe was killed by someone who isn't a member of their tribe. Simple as that. They'd be happy to have 'Z' declared guilty without a trial or presentation of evidence and sentenced to death. That's why they're called savages.

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    • @TMoray1

      Everything you just said is complete BS. The parents have already said what they wanted from the get go, that is for zingerman to be arrested and a jury to find out the facts of the matter. If it was someone in your family you would do the exact same thing if the police told you they are not going to investigate their death. You think you would sit idly by while your brother/son/father's killer was just out walking around? You are a liar if you say you would be ok with that

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    • @TMoray1

      No, they're calling for an evaluation of the facts by a jury of his peers.

      Please be far less fucking stupid, hmmm?

      There's a good girl.

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    • @Tanngrisnir3 I thought they are going to bypass the grand jury which would determine whether or not there are reasonable grounds to proceed with an arrest and jury trial.

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    • @Blklight Doesn't an investigation normally come before an arrest? Didn't police take 'Z' into custody, hold and question him for approx. 6 hours before deciding to release him?

      BTW, I don't know why anyone on either side would not regret this incident ever happened. I believe it's being used as a test case in an attempt to overturn the 'Stand your ground' law.

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    • @TMoray1

      It takes longer than six hours to perform a homicide investigation. They didn't even go to the scene. Where were the detectives at? Did anyone other than the parents question Zingerman's story or were they the only ones? This was a clear cut case of a small town podunk police force dropping the ball and it was a very good thing that the national spotlight was shone on them and made them actually accountable for the job they were doing. I think any freedom loving American would be h More..

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    • @esauistheend Or the missionary cooking pot.

      Dibs on one of his finger bones to stick in my nose.

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  • All this because of a fucking useless thug ape.

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