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Sunday, April 22, 2012

 

Trying The Zimmerman-Martin Case With Major Media Photos

Roanoke Times, 4-21-12, Pg 1, 3: Zimmerman apologizes in court for shooting Martin
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Setting race aside, which is impossible in our country today, who chooses the “news” photos that form public opinion, and why do they choose the one’s we see?
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After Obama said: “If I had a son he would look like Trayvor”, the major media have flooded the “news” with pictures that are very prejudicial. They also have blamed and fixed the root cause of the shooting of Martin on the “stand your ground” state laws that provide that the burden of proof should be on the aggressor and not on the "aggressed"; thereby not forcing the “aggressed” to prove they had no means or opportunity to escape.
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Samples of the major-media pictures (Martin – Zimmerman):
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Samples of other pictures (Martin-Zimmerman) that are available in minor-media and portray a “very different” image:
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Minor-media coverage of this tragedy have covered not only the photo conflict but also statements by witnesses that Martin, a larger and younger man, knocked Zimmerman to the ground and was hitting his head on the concrete.
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http://www.theblaze.com/stories/report-witness-claims-trayvon-martin-attacked-george-zimmerman/
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IF this is the case as was determined initially by the local police; it’s not clear why this is a murder case and why the “stand your ground” laws apply since at that point Zimmerman had no opportunity to escape. Why isn’t this handled as an “old fashioned” self-defense case.
Apparently our 24-7 and sensationalist “news machines” must crank out the story and instead of being “fair and balanced with the presumption of innocence”, they must choose scenarios that satisfy their political and social agendas. How sad!
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Since the appointed prosecutor chose not to use the Grand Jury system, but instead indicted Zimmerman on her own, it will be up to a Jury to determine the facts in this case and its outcome. Hopefully that will deal with only: the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. In the meantime it’s clear that Zimmerman is not the beneficiary of the “innocent until proven guilty” concept and that the major media are clearly not “neutral”!
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NEW NEWS: 4-25-12:
Dershowitz: Prosecutor in Trayvon Martin case overreached with murder charge
Legal legend Alan Dershowitz blasted the special prosecutor in the Trayvon Martin case, accusing her of hiding evidence favorable to defendant George Zimmerman and committing perjury.
“If I were this prosecutor, I’d be hiring a lawyer at this point,” Dershowitz said of Angela Cory, the Florida state attorney and special prosecutor who Gov. Rick Scott appointed to handle the case.
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/04/25/dershowitz-trayvon-prosecutor-overreached-with-murder-charge/
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MORE NEW NEWS: AP, 5-15-12:
Court records say George Zimmerman had multiple injuries after Trayvon Martin's fatal shooting
Court records show George Zimmerman had a pair of black eyes, a nose fracture and two cuts to the back of his head after the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/05/15/records-detail-george-zimmerman-medical-injuries/
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/04/another-despicable-major-liberal-media.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/03/obama-we-dont-need-no-judicial-process.html
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