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  1. #131  
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    Good article. He misconstrues one point, though: the presence of THC in Martin's system is very, very minimal in the autopsy report. Had he actually just smoked a blunt, much more THC would be showing in his system at the time of the autopsy.

    I doubt that he actually smoked said blunt. My guess is that he had a nickel bag on him and he instead traded a bit of weed in order to let the other guys get their blunt, and instead he was to get the codeine needed to make up his sizzurp.
    Olde-style, states' rights conservative. Ask if this concept confuses you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Wood View Post
    Good article. He misconstrues one point, though: the presence of THC in Martin's system is very, very minimal in the autopsy report. Had he actually just smoked a blunt, much more THC would be showing in his system at the time of the autopsy.

    I doubt that he actually smoked said blunt. My guess is that he had a nickel bag on him and he instead traded a bit of weed in order to let the other guys get their blunt, and instead he was to get the codeine needed to make up his sizzurp.
    I never saw the toxicology information. Is there a link?
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  3. #133 George Zimmerman, the Constitution, and the shifting politics of self-defense 
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    http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Justice...f-self-defense

    George Zimmerman, the Constitution, and the shifting politics of self-defense
    George Zimmerman’s lawyer says at the heart of the Trayvon Martin murder case lies a constitutional prerogative: The right of Americans to carry guns and use them in self-defense. Is he right?

    ...Mark O’Mara, Mr. Zimmerman’s attorney, wrote that donors have been lining up for several reasons – that he’s been unfairly treated by the media, that he’s been falsely labeled a racist, and that donors, if they were in a similar position, would likely have done the same thing.

    But in making an appeal for more funds, Mr. O’Mara also suggested on Friday that many Americans have given because they feel “this case is an affront to their constitutional rights,” namely the 2nd Amendment right to bear arms....

    ...“People … are definitely thinking and talking about it,” Terrence Mayfield, 61, a Florida gun permit holder, told the New York Times a few weeks before the latest bond hearing. “This whole thing rests on who threw the first punch. Either the gun saved Zimmerman’s life or we had a cowboy, someone who thought because he had a gun things could escalate.”...

    But after the state, 44 days after the shooting, decided to charge Zimmerman with second-degree murder, evidence began to emerge showing glaring injuries sustained by Zimmerman to his head and face. While even Judge Lester this week called Zimmerman manipulative, evidence shows he did pass a non-admissible “stress test” that suggested he was telling the truth when he said he feared for his life.

    Zimmerman, who was heavier but shorter than Trayvon, has also stated he thought Trayvon was an adult, and that he wasn’t sure if he was armed or not. He said he reached for his 9 mm handgun after he believed Trayvon was going for it.

    In late May, a Rasmussen poll found that 40 percent of Americans believed Zimmerman acted in self-defense while 24 percent believe it was murder.

    ...Yet as concerns about Constitutional gun rights swirl around Zimmerman’s defense, the case itself may have sparked more than debate, and may have inspired more Americans to actually use guns to protect themselves and their property, suggests University of Georgia emeritus law professor Ron Carlson.

    Speaking about a string of cases in Athens, Ga., where lawful citizens used guns to thwart burglaries and attacks, Mr. Carlson suggested to the Athens Banner-Herald newspaper that “awareness of [Georgia’s Stand Your Ground] law spiked after the Trayvon Martin case.”....
    More at the link.
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  4. #134 Zimmerman passed lie detector on night of Trayvon shooting 
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    Zimmerman passed lie detector on night of Trayvon shooting
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    (About those Florida police that "didn't do their job"--LOL!)

    A confidential report released Tuesday from Florida prosecutors shows that George Zimmerman passed a lie detector test the night he shot Trayvon Martin.

    The Sanford, Fla., police report shows that the test involved his claim that he did not confront the unarmed 17-year-old on Feb. 26 and that he feared for his life when he shot Trayvon.

    According to the police report, Zimmerman was asked nine questions, including two related to the shooting in the gated community.

    According to the report, officials conducting the test asked Zimmerman these two questions:

    Tester: "Did you confront the guy you shot?" Zimmerman: "No."
    Tester: "Were you in fear for your life, when you shot the guy?" Zimmerman: "Yes."
    Officials determined that the neighborhood watch volunteer "told substantially the complete truth in regards to this examination," the report said.

    The report was part of more audio and video recordings and police documents released by the prosecutor's office.

    Last week, Zimmerman's attorney Mark O'Mara released some of the same audio and video recordings and written statements that his client gave police after the shooting.

    Zimmerman says Trayvon knocked him to the ground with a punch to the nose, then repeatedly banged his head into the pavement. He told police he shot Trayvon after the teen went for Zimmerman's gun that was holstered in his hip.

    Zimmerman, who has been charged with second-degree murder, has pleaded not guilty, claiming he acted in self-defense.
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    William Cooper on Rodney King/LA Riots

    http://hourofthetime.com/bcmp3/13.mp3

    Listen to his breakdown of the case: the inflammatory press, the wrong charges filed, the change in venue--all leading to the eventual acquittal and riots, which brought the military and FEMA to LA streets.

    I see Zimmerman as the next one of these cases.
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