One Year After Being Acquitted for Trayvon Martin’s Murder, George Zimmerman Claims He’s Homeless

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One Year After Being Acquitted for Trayvon Martin’s Murder, George Zimmerman Claims He’s Homeless

George Zimmerman was acquitted nearly one year ago for the murder of unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla. While he may have escaped prison for the teen’s murder, he’s living in a hell-hole of his own making. He is reportedly unemployed, broke and homeless. He now begins divorce proceedings with his estranged wife, Shellie. As they say, karma will catch up with you. It never fails. He has only to look at former NFL great O.J. Simpson.

According to a financial affidavit Zimmerman filed last month, he only has $650 in his bank account and $14,000 in assets, mainly his pickup truck. He is reportedly $2.5 million in debt. His brother, Robert Zimmerman Jr., who sparked outrage with racist tweets about Trayvon Martin, said his brother doesn’t have a home, but moves around sleeping at the homes of friends and supporters.

I have to ask, how does George Zimmerman manage to spend more than $3,000 a month, and claim to be homeless and virtually penniless?

 

 

Mark Cuban Apologizes to Trayvon Martin’s Parents for “Hoodie” Comment

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Mark Cuban Apologizes to Trayvon Martin’s Parents for “Hoodie” Comment (Credit: Inc. Screengrab)

Mark Cuban found himself in hot water after saying he would cross the street if he saw a black kid wearing a hoodie. Cuban was making the point that beyond Los Angeles Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling, everyone has their own inner prejudices that they instinctively and irrationally act on.

Cuban said, “If I see a black kid in a hoodie on my side of the street, I’ll move to the other side of the street.” Of course, he was taken to task on Twitter and ended up apologizing to Trayvon Martin’s parents Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin for his remarks. So, it’s okay to prejudge a black teen but not a white teen wearing a hoodie?

Um, I guess we know how he will vote over kicking Donald Sterling out of the league for his racist rant.

Frank Taaffe Now Says Pal George Zimmerman Racially Profiled Trayvon Martin

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Frank Taaffe Now Says Pal George Zimmerman Racially Profiled Trayvon Martin

Frank Taaffe, who staunchly defended George Zimmerman during his trial for the murder of unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin, now says he believes his friend racially profiled the teen. Um, no news there…we already knew Trayvon Martin was racially profiled by wannabe cop Zimmerman.

Taaffe, who was unceremoniously dumped as a regular guest on HLN’s “The Nancy Grace Show” after reports of his ties to a white nationalist radio show, told News13 he believes Zimmerman would not have followed Trayvon Martin if he “had been a white kid on a cell phone.” Again, we knew this…

Taaffe said, “What I know of George and his tendencies and also my opinion is that he racially profiled Trayvon Martin that night because if that had been a white kid on a cell phone, walking through our neighborhood, he wouldn’t have stayed on him the way he did and that’s a fact and I believe that in my heart.”

Gee, I wonder why Frank Taaffe is suddenly so apologetic to Trayvon Martin’s parents after trashing the teen on national television, night after night. Well, he credited the recent tragedies in his life for his change of heart.  He expressed his condolences to the teen’s parents saying, “I’m sorry that you lost your son. I know what that’s like and I wish things had been different.”

Taaffe said, “I can only ask the country to forgive me and today I believe that he racially profiled him based on the color of his skin. He said he has no book deal or a TV show, adding, “I’m just working on me right now and getting right with God.”

I am guessing Frank Taaffe owes George Zimmerman’s estranged wife, Shellie, an apology too for trashing her on Nancy Grace and Dr. Drew’s shows.

 

 Frank Taaffe Now Says Pal George Zimmerman Racially Profiled Trayvon Martin

LA Lakers’ Star Kobe Bryant Under Fire for Trayvon Martin Diss

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LA Lakers’ Star Kobe Bryant Under Fire for Trayvon Martin Diss

Kobe Bryant is pulling a Tiger Woods on race and it’s not sitting well with #BlackTwitter. During an interview with The New Yorker, the Lakers star admitted he was not comfortable with the idea of being compelled to defend someone just because they are black. He was referring to the Miami Heat players who wore hoodies in honor of Trayvon Martin. Bryant said he would rather sit back and wait for all the facts to come out before taking sides.

ColorLines reposted Bryant’s exact remarks:

I won’t react to something just because I’m supposed to, because I’m an African-American,” he said. “That argument doesn’t make any sense to me. So we want to advance as a society and a culture, but, say, if something happens to an African-American we immediately come to his defense? Yet you want to talk about how far we’ve progressed as a society? Well, we’ve progressed as a society, then don’t jump to somebody’s defense just because they’re African-American. You sit and you listen to the facts just like you would in any other situation, right? So I won’t assert myself.”

Um, I recall when Kobe Bryant was appeared on television to issue a statement about cheating on his wife. He didn’t want anyone to judge him then and he shouldn’t be pointing fingers at the Miami Heat now. Seems to me, he could simply have expressed some sympathy for Trayvon Martin’s parents and moved on to the next topic.

The fact is, the protests in the aftermath of the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the teen’s murder wasn’t about racial solidarity. It was about an innocent teen being gunned down by a coward who hid behind the flawed and very controversial Stand Your Ground law. What if Kobe Bryant had been living in America during the height of the civil rights movement? Would he have questioned Dr. Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks and others for taking a stand for what is right?

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House Bill 875 Seeks to Expand Georgia’s Stand Your Ground Law

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House Bill 875 Seeks to Expand Georgia’s Stand Your Ground Law (Credit: Wikipedia)

#StandYourGround:  Georgia’s “Safe Carry Protection Act” (HB 875) seeks to expand the state’s controversial Stand Your Ground legislation. It would allow people to carry guns almost anywhere they choose, including schools, bars, churches, government buildings and airports. Lucia McBath, the mother of teen Jordan Davis, who was murdered by Michael Dunn after an altercation about ‘thug music,’ is leading the charge against this bill.

Stand Your Ground laws, which was made famous by the murder of Trayvon Martin by overzealous neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman, allowed armed citizens to defend themselves with deadly force if they feel threatened and believe they face physical harm.

HB 875, which was introduced by state Rep. Rick Jasperse, could be passed next week during before the current legislative session ends on March 20. Laura Cutiletta, a staff attorney with the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence told PolitiFact“Of all the bills pending right now in state legislatures, this is the most sweeping and most dangerous.”

It should also be noted that Americans for Responsible Solutions, the gun reform advocacy group founded by former Arizona congresswoman Gabby Giffords who was shot in the head by Jared Loughner, called HB 875 the “guns everywhere” bill. Of course, the National Rifle Association is embracing this bill, calling it “the most comprehensive pro-gun reform legislation introduced in recent state history.”

HB875 would not only overturn current state laws, it would also roll back concealed-carry restrictions and would loosen other gun regulations in Georgia, according to the NRA-ILA. The bill would:

  • Removal of fingerprinting requirement for gun license renewals
  • Ban the state from keeping a gun license database
  • Repeal the state licensing requirement for firearms dealers (requiring only a federal firearms license)
  • Expand gun owner rights in a declared state of emergency by prohibiting government authorities from seizing, registering, or otherwise limiting the carrying of guns in any way permitted by law before the emergency was declared
  • Lower the age to obtain a concealed-carry license from 21 to 18 for active-duty military and honorably discharged veterans who’ve completed basic training
  • Prohibit detaining someone for the sole purpose of checking whether they have a gun license  (H/T Mother Jones)

I am urging the residents of Georgia who are against Stand Your Ground laws to call your state representative and let he or she know you don’t want this bill passed. It could mean more unarmed black and Hispanic teens will be gunned down by cowards hiding behind a so-called threat.

 House Bill 875 Seeks to Expand Georgias Stand Your Ground Law

Michael Dunn Retrial Set for Murder of Unarmed Black Teen Jordan Davis

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Michael Dunn Retrial Set for Murder of Unarmed Black Teen Jordan Davis

Michael Dunn’s retrial has been set for May 5 for the murder of unarmed black teen Jordan Davis after an altercation over loud music leads to shooting.

Dunn won’t be sentenced for the attempted murder charges he was convicted of until after the retrial. Either way, he’s looking at 60 years behind bars.

Michael Dunn had been scheduled to be sentenced on March 24 for attempted murder and firing into a vehicle. His attorney is concerned that statements he makes at sentencing could be used against him in his second trial.

Rev. Al Sharpton Leads March to FL State Capitol Against Stand Your Ground Law

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Rev. Al Sharpton Leads March to FL State Capitol Against Stand Your Ground Law (Credit: Twitter)

#StandYourGround:  Rev. Al Sharpton led several hundred people in a march to the Florida state Capitol in Tallahassee against the state’s controversial Stand Your Ground law, ABC News reports.

Trayvon Martin’s parents, Jordan Davis’ mother, Lucia McBath, and the family of Marissa Alexander were among those present.

Before the march began, Rev. Sharpton said, “To have laws that tell people that they can shoot first and then ask questions later is a violation of our civil rights. I believe that law is inherently wrong.”

Sharpton said, “The law in effect says based on your imagination, if you imagine I’m a threat, you have the right to kill me. He also called Florida “ground zero” in the fight against the controversial law.

Marissa Alexander Facing 60 Years in Prison in Stand Your Ground Retrial

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Marissa Alexander Facing 60 Years in Prison in Stand-Your-Ground Retrial

Florida State Attorney Angela Corey strikes again….

Marissa Alexander, who won retrial after being sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot in the ceiling to fend off her abusive husband, could now face 60 years in prison if she is convicted again, the Florida Times Union reports.

Angela Corey couldn’t get a guilty verdict in the Michael Dunn trial for the murder of unarmed black teen Jordan Davis, but she’s pushing for three consecutive 20-year sentences for a woman who shot into drywall. The same holds true for the Trayvon Martin case where George Zimmerman walked free for murdering another black teen.

Activists from the Free Marissa Now advocacy group, which has campaigned for the release of Alexander, 33, and raised money for her legal costs, described the move as a “stunning abuse of power” by the state attorney, Angela Corey.

“When Marissa Alexander fired her warning shot to save her own life, she caused no injuries. Now she’s facing the very real possibility of spending the rest of her life in prison for that act of self-defence,” Sumayya Fire, a spokeswoman for the group, said in a statement.

“That should send a chill down the back of every person in this country who believes that women who are attacked have the right to defend themselves.”

Prosecutors said they were merely following directions from state authorities. An appeals court in Tallahassee ruled last year that when convicting a defendant of multiple counts of the same crime under the state’s “10-20-life” mandatory minimum sentencing rules on gun crime, judges must make the sentences consecutive.

“Absent a plea agreement, if convicted as charged, the law of the State of Florida fixes the sentence,” Richard Mantei, one of Corey’s assistant state attorneys, told the Florida Times-Union. “At this time, Ms Alexander has rejected all efforts by the State to resolve the case short of trial.” Source: Guardian

Louis Farrakhan Calls for Blacks-Only Courts After U.S. Justice System Failure

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Louis Farrakhan Calls for Blacks-Only Courts After U.S. Justice System Failure

Nation of Islam leader Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan sparked controversy on Sunday when he suggested that the black community set up its own court system because the U.S. judicial system is biased. Um, there is so much wrong with this suggestion — replacing one oppressive system with another. From a constitutional perspective, this is just plain laughable.

While speaking at the Joe Louis Arena on the last day of the Nation of Islam’s annual convention in Detroit, Farrakhan said, “We want equal justice under the law. He added, “Our people can’t take much more. We have to have our own courts. You failed us.”

Farrakhan’s comments come as widespread outrage continues over the mistrial on the murder charge in the Michael Dunn trial (#DunnTrial) for the murder of unarmed black teen Jordan Davis after the two got into an argument over ‘thug music.’

Louis Farrakhan said that the black legal system should be based on the tenets in the Quran and the Bible.

He asked the crowd, “Has America been just to us?” The crowd roared back, “No!” Farrakhan said, “So, if we retaliate, you can bring out your soldiers. We got some too.”

Farrakhan attacked Christian pastors who endorse gay marriage, saying “God has never sanctioned that kind of behavior.”

Before Louis Farrakhan delivered his speech, his spokeswoman Ava Muhammad said blacks need to separate because “planes are going to destroy every area that is not dominated by Islam.” She said the Nation of Islam members may choose to migrate to Detroit in order to form their own community. By the way, the NOI was started in Detroit 84 years ago.

Zimmerman Pal Frank Taaffe Called Oprah Winfrey N*gger on White Supremacist Radio Show

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Zimmerman Pal Frank Taaffe Called Oprah Winfrey N*gger on White Supremacist Radio Show

Frank Taaffe, who made a name for himself as a close ally of Trayvon Martin’s murderer George Zimmerman, reportedly called Oprah Winfrey a n*gger during a radio show he hosted that’s geared towards white supremacists,  Mother Jones reports.

Political Research Associates, a progressive activist group, posted the audio on Tuesday from an October 2013 segment of Frank Taaffe’s show, “Standing Our Ground,” which aired on the White Voice Network.

During the segment, Taaffe and co-host Joe Adams debate whether Oprah Winfrey can be considered a n*gger. Adams, author of the “Save White People Handbook,” said, “To me she wouldn’t.” Frank Taaffe responded, “I think she is” because she “keeps spewing out all that bullsh*t. She goes over to Switzerland and she says that lady didn’t want to share a handbag because she thought she couldn’t afford it, and she keeps just doing what she’s doing.”

There’s more racist venom:  Frank Taaffe insisted, “You know, it’s birds of a feather, they flock together and stick together, and to me, she’s a n**ger.” “Oprah Winfrey’s a n**ger. She’s a n**ger.”

Taaffe also criticized Winfrey for promoting “her boy,” as in President Barack Obama. Um, Nancy Grace and Doctor Drew must be really proud to have given this racist dirtbag the time of day on their shows night after night. Praise God, we won’t be seeing Frank Taaffe on any TV network again….On Monday, HLN canceled his booking after Mother Jones slammed the network for giving him a platform to spew his racist venom.