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Re: Verdict Reactions
« Reply #120 on: July 25, 2013, 05:29:29 PM »
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Members of a group rallying for Trayvon Martin say they are so outraged about the verdict of not guilty, they're walking from Jacksonville to the central Florida area.

The demonstrators are set to arrive in Daytona Beach for a community forum.

Members of law enforcement and local and county government leaders are also to attend.

The marchers, lead by Al Sharpton's brother, are traveling to Bethune Cookman University and will then head to the Greater Baptist Church for a Martin community forum.

The marchers started in Tallahassee before hitting the courthouse in Sanford and will then travel to Volusia County.

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Re: Verdict Reactions
« Reply #121 on: July 26, 2013, 07:05:46 PM »
Point?
Like everything else the Pro's predicted about this case, they were wrong.
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Re: Verdict Reactions
« Reply #122 on: July 27, 2013, 01:20:29 AM »
I really don't want to cover the Martin's continuing efforts to paint this as a race case or their media tour or the protests. Since most readers here find their efforts misplaced, it will just end up reading like an attack on them. I have tuned them out.

So no need to keep posting articles of their post-verdict adventures, it just gives them more attention.

There's plenty to talk about with the jurors' reactions and the continued media misreporting of the facts.

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Re: Verdict Reactions
« Reply #123 on: July 29, 2013, 01:27:52 PM »
ABC News interview of Christina Dudley, a witness to the 7/14/13 Baltimore attack on a Hispanic man by a number of black teens. She says she heard male and female voices scream 'This is for Trayvon', at least three times.

Baltimore police say several other witnesses, including the victim, did not hear Trayvon's name.



 

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Re: Verdict Reactions
« Reply #124 on: August 08, 2013, 08:43:14 PM »
Orlando Sentinel, 8/8/13
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If Councilman Nick Mosby has his way, Baltimore government would boycott Florida-based businesses in protest to the state's stand-your-ground law after George Zimmerman's acquittal.

Mosby intends to file a resolution on Monday to encourage city agencies and investment boards to avoid doing business with companies in the Sunshine State.

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The resolution also calls on city officials to avoid traveling to Florida or attending events in the state.

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Mosby's resolution says the state's stand-your-grand law is applied "subjectively and inconsistently" and allows individuals with guns to act as "vigilantes."

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Mosby's legislation would not compel the city to avoid doing business with Florida-based company, but encourage it.

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Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake hasn't decided whether to support the resolution.

"The Mayor is against stand-your-ground laws, and will review the resolution thoroughly," said her spokesman, Travis Tazelaar.

The mayor announced last month that the city hired Gans, Gans and Associates of Plant City, Fla., to lead recruitment efforts for a new fire chief. The company also was hired last year to help the city find a new president for the Baltimore Development Corp.

It's unclear what effect, if any, Mosby's resolution would have on that search. Mosby said finding a new company to identify job candidates should be considered.

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Re: Verdict Reactions
« Reply #125 on: August 09, 2013, 04:54:00 PM »
NM_NM. Thanks for this article which documents the distraction level this case has attained. 

That the city government of Baltimore is offering any comment about Stand Your Ground in Florida is beyond credible. That city has the sixth highest murder rate in the nation http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2013-06-03/news/bal-baltimore-ranked-6th-in-murder-rate-in-2012-20130603_1_murder-rate-top-10-cities-per-capita-murders and ongoing legal proceedings for a city jail that was being run by the prisoners (http://dailycaller.com/2013/04/24/shocking-indictment-prison-gang-took-over-baltimore-prison-impregnated-corrupt-guards)

Kind of like the Detroit city council lecturing a municipality on fiscal responsibility. 

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Re: Verdict Reactions
« Reply #126 on: August 15, 2013, 02:48:07 AM »
Daytona Beach News--Journal, 8/9/13
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A Volusia County Beach Safety officer accused of sending insensitive racial messages at the end of last month’s Trayvon Martin trial was fired Friday for unprofessional conduct . . .

The report includes the officer's name, his attorney's name, and two examples of the 'insensitive racial messages.' I've omitted this information, since an earlier post including it was deleted.

Neither of the two messages quoted in the article mentioned race.

DiwataMan has a post on the incident.
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Re: Verdict Reactions
« Reply #127 on: August 15, 2013, 07:58:15 PM »
Orlando Sentinel, 8/15/13
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After sitting in at the Florida Capitol for 31 days — since just after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin — the group called the Dream Defenders ended its protest Thursday [8/15] with the help of civil-rights icon Julian Bond.

Leaders said they'll carry their campaign against the "stand your ground" self-defense law and what they consider other forms of racial bias to the polls, trying to defeat the elected officials who opposed their demands.

That includes Gov. Rick Scott, who is up for re-election next year. The Dream Defenders announced a voter-registration drive, with a goal of 61,550 new voters — Scott's margin of victory in 2010.

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The group marched to the Capitol on July 16 and demanded a special session on "stand your ground," which they didn't get.

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Re: Verdict Reactions
« Reply #128 on: August 16, 2013, 07:09:32 AM »
There was much anger at Rick Scott before this case came along, and many have felt he wouldn't be re-elected. If he isn't, I'm sure media outside FL will conclude that it was because of the Dream Defenders. Nevertheless, I'll be glad to see him gone.

It's sort of ironic, considering that GZ might not have been charged if Scott had not intervened and appointed Corey as the special prosecutor.

 

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