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Trayvon Martin Shooter George Zimmerman Charged With Murder


After months of public outcry, there was a major break Wednesday (April 11) in the tragic shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin: Triggerman George Zimmerman was charged with murder in the second degree.
Special prosecutor Angela Corey announced the charges during a
press conference in Jacksonville, Florida, just a half-hour after it was
reported that Zimmerman turned himself in to authorities. Zimmerman was
arrested and now is in an undisclosed location.
Martin's February 26 death sent shockwaves through the nation.
Zimmerman, a neighborhood watchman, saw 17-year-old Trayvon walking
through his gated community in Sanford, Florida, and immediately grew
suspicious of the teen, who was wearing a hooded sweatshirt. When
Zimmerman called 911, police dispatchers advised him not to pursue
Martin. By the time police arrived on the scene, Martin was shot dead
and Zimmerman, who claimed self-defense, was not arrested or charged
with a crime. Trayvon didn't have a weapon.
A week after the shooting, Sanford Police Chief Billy Lee said
there was no evidence to dispute Zimmer's self-defense claim and they
couldn't arrest Zimmerman because he was protected by the so-called
"Stand Your Ground" law that allows Florida residents to shoot someone
they reasonably believe is threatening them. According to reports,
Zimmerman told police Martin punched him in the nose, knocked him down
and repeatedly slammed his head into the ground.
Since the shooting death, there has been public outrage. Demonstrators took to the streets,
and on March 23, President Obama called for an investigation into the
incident, saying, "If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon."
The hip-hop community has been particularly vocal, calling for justice for the teen. ?uestlove, Game, Young Jeezy, Nas, Killer Mike and Prodigy all spoke out in protest, while rappers like Plies and Bad Boy's Los made songs dedicated to Trayvon.




Added: Apr-11-2012 
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  • He'll be acquitted. He didn't commit a crime.
    Standing his ground and defending himself is legal in his state. eos.

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    • @nonad That's my feeling as well. He will be acquitted because of that law. I think in almost every other state in the US this would be a clear cut murder/manslaughter case, but that Stand your Ground law in Florida changes things.

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  • And they continue to use a picture from when he was 12.

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  • Are we a Nation built and governed by the Rule of Law? Or Public Opinion?

    Lawful use of a Firearm should not impede an American's liberty.

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    • @Flashovr Fact is,if this prosecutor didn't think there was enough evidence to charge him and get a conviction she wouldn't have.Her professional reputation is on the line here too.

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    • @echo4250 It's all political at this point. this is a lose lose situation for her. She is defiantly biased against Zimmerman and will get her comeuppance when Zimmerman is vindicated.

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  • Another coward prosecutor caving to the ghetto dwellers. Fuck trayvon and every other hoodie wearing thug. I hope Zimmerman gets a fair trial because if he does he'll walk.

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  • There's no way he'll be convicted. It'll be a hung jury all the way. The blacks will loot and riot all in the name of Trevon. Call me psychic, or maybe I just know how blacks behave.

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  • Yeah, they had to charge him to keep the negroes from looting stores. This will never go to trial. Charges will be dropped after the election, after riot season. Probably on black Friday when negores are lining up to trample each other at Walmart.

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    • @onepercent ,or before the first or 15th of the month. that way they are more concerned about the mailman bringing their welfare check then anything else.

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    • @Hollrobb I actually cannot comprehend how people like you sleep at night. You probably think affirmative action is a breach of your rights 'as an American' yet don't understand why the "negroes" can't sort their shit out and be good god fearin' all American men. or perhaps you like it the way it is: Having a group of people to blame for all the wrongs committed in your country.

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    • @creephound Yes i agree,There's nothing worse then an uppity negro.

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    • @creephound ,Who told you that?

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  • Still posting the young and bright eye photos and not the older ones of the True POS Trayvon that he grew up to be. This is a media, black/liberal push that the charge has been set to make them happy. Zimmerman has no chance.

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  • Murder? Thus far the evidence shows manslaughter at best. This is just bowing to the Black community who will riot unless they have their way.

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  • Zimmerman will walk. More black shit like trayvon needs to be shot. Then the crime rate will drop.

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  • Looks like Obama got his way.So much for self protection if African Americans are involved.Better off just letting them rape kill and maim you and steal everything you worked so hard to afford.Don't even think about defending yourself because it will be YOU that goes to court trying to save your life.

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    • @rickh03301 I see it another way. If American's are going to be imprisoned for defending themselves from thugs, then why stop with the attacker? You're going to be imprisoned anyway, might as well make it worth your while by going on the attack in the thug's neighborhood with extreme violence of action.

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    • @r00ted I understand your point.However I still believe that the overwhelming majority of the caucacian race can and does act with a certain amount of civility and respect of their fellow man.I can sleep at night knowing I did not act like an animal today.So I would find it difficult resorting to acting like a black man.But yeah,when they come to take away my guns I'll go out in a blaze because once they do you won't ever get them back.

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    • @Hitlerian LOL...you gonna get an infraction point.I got one using a certain noun in your comment.No big deal.I voted you up a bit.

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    • @rickh03301 I got my infraction for saying 'Negroid', which is an anthropological term thank you.

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  • Absolutely pathetic. Apparently racist mob rule trumps common sense and the law.

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  • Zimmeman is a hero and should be paid for this wrongful imprisonment! Trayvons mother should be the one behind bars she raised a thug!

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  • The press needs stop trying to influence this case, and the other race baiters need to stay away, and just let the chips fall where they may.

    Not sure why this has to be said.

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  • So I guess now people in the hood can go back to killing each other in large numbers and blaming it on whitey.

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  • Hopefully Zimmerman gets the same jury as Casey Anthony, one that can see through the bullshit the media has put out.

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  • wow. they really fucking caved to public pressure.

    How are they gonna find an unbiased jury for this one is my question...

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  • show trial

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  • rather it played out in the courts than in the streets,if found not guilty property owners better ammo up,

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  • Well... all "black" Orgs in this country just lost my support, forever.
    Bullying the Feds to lynch Zimmerman is going to boomerang in ways these fucking race-baiting cocksuckers can't even IMAGINE!!

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  • If it only second degree he's charged with, he will beat it. It will be a long, expensive, and emotionally destructive trial, but he will beat it.

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    • @grunt But it will have ruined his life and his family's, all because of some retarded people use race for a pretext for anything and everything they're mad about.

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    • @grunt And if and when he does, you can bet the riots will make the Rodney King LA riots look like a playground exercise. He's the sacrifical lamb being lead to slaughter to pacify the welfare crowd for their votes.

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    • @grunt I don't know about that. He was advised by the 911 operator not to pursue him.

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    • @Punch_The_Monkey He didn't.He went for a address, a Trayvon cameback around from behind the houses,confronted him,and assaulted him. Like it or not,he was the Town Watch,and doing his thing, and was right about Trayvon not being a resident and slinking around behind houses at night in the rain. He was also a alleged burglar, as was demonstrated at his school by the jewelry that he was "holding for somebody".
      He was a 6'3" delinquent drug user, exiled to his "daddy's girlfrie More..

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    • @dredd78 Allthey will burn will be their own neighborhoods, as usual. There will be no Black mobs descending on Sanford,or on suburbs.
      I predict a lot of Martin Luther King Blvds,as those main streets burned in 68 were renaimed, will burn, and the few businesses,many Asian owned, will move out with the insurance money, and that will be that.
      All a race riot will do will be to reinforce the stereotype we already know. maxine Waters was justifying and making excuses for the Rodney King riots while More..

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  • Poor tormented man... from altruistic, responsible, anti-racist, liberal, law-abiding civic citizen... to racially persecuted flotsam... to racist prosecution... all just to placate the beast in the room.

    We are all Citizen Z.
    Let our thoughts and prayers be with him.

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  • where is a recent phot of Trayvon Martin? From what I heard he's 6'3" tall. The BBC website has not fully covered the case, but have announced that Zimmerman has been charged with killing Martin. The BBC photo of Martin seems to want to portray to the UK that Zimmerman killed a young kid, rather than an adult.

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  • Good idea, keep portraying the thug as a nice little boy and ignore the gang signs and bus driver beatings.

    Some one explain this to me.. please.
    - Single white guy kills black guy: murder.
    - Angry black mob requests for the lynching and puts a price on the head of a white guy: acceptable and media goes nuts.

    WTF?

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    • @lethe
      You can rest assured that every detail of Trayvon's life that pointed toward him being a delinquent will be exposed at trial.

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    • @RoccoSantoro I wonder if those details will be given to the public, being a minor and such. But with him being dead, does it matter?

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    • @RoccoSantoro - being a delinquent is not a capital crime, buddy. he had a right to live, and george took that life from him because he was too much of a fat pussy to take his beating. life threatened by an unarmed 150lb teenager ? what a joke.

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    • @assbastard0
      Shithead, you are arguing with yourself. All I said was that his history will come out at the trial.

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    • @RoccoSantoro - yes he has a disturbing background of eating skittles and drinking iced tea. he was headed for trouble one way or another !

      moron.

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    • @hedgehog
      what do you care if you are in belgium? who is the president of belgium and does anyone care?

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