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case murkier than ever
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A year later, Trayvon Martin
case murkier than ever

Chicago Tribune, by Eric Zorn

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/22/2013 11:51:39 AM

The simple story — cops yawn when burly white vigilante stalks and kills unarmed African-American child for the "crime" of walking while black — shocked the conscience of much of the nation a year ago and touched off an explosion of indignant demagoguery. Trayvon Martin, 17, was walking through a Sanford, Fla., subdivision early on the evening of Feb. 26, 2012, headed from a convenience store to the home where he was staying with his father. Off-duty neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, 28, was driving to the grocery store when he saw Martin and called police to report that

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 2/22/2013 11:58:50 AM     (No. 9190852)

Murky? Nah, never was murky. Zimmerman was attacked by a youth that was stronger than he was, an aggressor who went for Zimmerman´s gun, and Zimmerman shot him.

The real story is that this is off the front pages because the story already served its purpose--polarize races and get more minority and other voters for Obama.

Once the focus shifted on the elections and now Obama is back in office, the media could care less about this non-story.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Phosphene, 2/22/2013 12:05:43 PM     (No. 9190885)

Burly? White? Zimmerman is 5´9 and only has white as the first black president. This article reads like a clarion call for race rioting.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Dante, 2/22/2013 12:14:18 PM     (No. 9190915)

When you thought the cheap, brainless, race-baiting media couldn´t get much lower, the term "White Hispanic" was introduced to remind you that there is no bottom to the abyss of idiocy.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 2/22/2013 12:15:15 PM     (No. 9190917)

I´m gathering names on a petition to Congress - -

- - to declare February 26 to be St. Trayvon Day - - and a national holiday.

This will provide a poignant and emotional climax to Black History Month - - an initiative all guilt-ridden leftists should eagerly subscribe to.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 2/22/2013 12:17:41 PM     (No. 9190924)

Good idea #4. Who couldn´t use another paid holiday?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: nigella, 2/22/2013 12:18:45 PM     (No. 9190929)

#2 is correct. Zimmerman was a slight Hispanic man who was attacked so viciously he had a severely broken nose. The media even doctored pictures to conceal that fact. Unfortunately Mr. Zimmerman will be convicted I fear. Not because he is guilty but r because of some perceived racist murder against a poor innocent child...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 2/22/2013 12:19:26 PM     (No. 9190931)

The intro tells us that Zorn´s knowledge of the case is very murky - and somewhat distorted. Any of us who read the same things he says he did (sure, he did) could write a more accurate account of the facts of what happened.

He does say that he never believed Zimmerman. Yet there was much to support Zimmerman´s account.

Zorn´s mind snapped shut a long time ago. Nothing, no one, will disturb it now.

Not worth the time to read.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: udanja99, 2/22/2013 12:29:09 PM     (No. 9190957)

Not a reliable news source.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: lil dotty, 2/22/2013 12:30:15 PM     (No. 9190959)

Could be, George will possibly be convicted due to the fact that Treyvon could have easily been o-bomb-a´s son.


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Reply 10 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 2/22/2013 12:33:46 PM     (No. 9190968)

Can you imagine being the forlorn prosecutor having to bring this absurdity into the court in front of a jury. If they manage to select a fair jury, this thing will be a disaster of an embarrassment for both the media and the so-called "Justice system" that has been co-opted by the hysterical media and black racist mobs. I expect at least two cities to be burned to the ground over the outcome.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: dman, 2/22/2013 12:57:11 PM     (No. 9191012)

Murky? "Reasonable doubt" is more like it.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 2/22/2013 1:06:24 PM     (No. 9191022)

I can´t help but wonder how many "concerned individuals" will attempt to lie their way into the jury?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: MamaElephant, 2/22/2013 1:16:40 PM     (No. 9191038)

I think I may be the only one who read the article. The author is no Zimmerman apologist but the first paragraph is meant to show the dominant media narrative, which he then mostly knocks down by referring to forensic evidence. He doesn´t set up a St. Trayvon, he says that the evidence mostly supports the fact that George Zimmerman was on his back, getting the snot beaten out of him when he fired the gun.



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Reply 14 - Posted by: Dragonslayer2, 2/22/2013 1:24:01 PM     (No. 9191058)

Let´s end this nonsense. There is no way a prosecutor could produce enough evidence to get a convction that would stand up on appeal.

Dragonslayer,
BA,JD

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Reply 15 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 2/22/2013 1:25:31 PM     (No. 9191060)

I read the article but must admit that my (erroneous) contention that Zorn thought Zimmerman was guilty from the start was wrong. I had read down into the comment part of Zorn´s blog.

However, I still contend that Zorn´s own knowledge of the case is very murky. I base that opinion on what he writes in his opening paragraph. The cops did not yawn.

The book sounds interesting but the investigation done at theconservativetreehouse.com over months and months of media misinformation may be more accurate.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 2/22/2013 1:37:49 PM     (No. 9191090)

Hey Eric, you punk-ass liar! You little dweeb! You think your lies will sway anybody? Are you hoping that the low-information ignoramuses will buy your lies?

Because we here sure dont! LIAR!

And your RACISM clearly shows, you are the kind of white guy who is such an ass that he will cut off his own nose to spite his face, and also will shoot himself in the foot. Idiot!

Like I always say, dont pal around with liberals, ever, because liberals will get you KILLED!

Also, little boy Eric, you must be so upset to learn that your sh**-hole of a city, Chicago, is listed today in the top ten WORST cities to live in. May I suggest that you camp out on the South Side this weekend? You´ll be DEAD from gunshots from your beloved "African American children" in about an hour or two, you dumbass sad excuse for a thinking human! Wise up! Quit that job at that Commie Tribune and do something USEFUL in your pathetic life!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: REXHANDSOM, 2/23/2013 7:40:06 PM     (No. 9192866)

Is it true that the OJ Jury is in ..... oh never mind.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: KTWO, 2/23/2013 7:58:19 PM     (No. 9192880)

I wish it would wrap up. The case looks too weak.

From what I have read there is reasonable doubt. And I think "reasonable" is the correct test.

Maybe the prosecution will reveal some new and convincing evidence of guilt.. But I am suspicous of convenient miracles and doubly suspicious of those which arrive late.

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