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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 03:14 PM

Supporters launch effort to bring back Sanford police Chief Bill Lee



People who back Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee Jr. are handing out blue and black wristbands that say "I support Chief Billy Lee" and have begun a campaign to return him to office.

Lee, 52, temporarily stepped down March 22 after a firestorm of criticism for refusing to arrest a Neighborhood Watch volunteer who fatally shot Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black 17-year-old on Feb. 26.

Lee said his investigators conducted a thorough and fair investigation but found no solid evidence that George Zimmerman committed a crime. Zimmerman told them he killed Trayvon in self-defense after the 17-year-old knocked him down with a punch then began pounding his head on a sidewalk.

The no-arrest decision sparked demonstrations across the country and led local and national civil rights leaders to call for Lee's dismissal.

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2012-04-06/news/os-trayvon-martin-lee-petition-20120406_1_wristbands-online-petition-confidence-vote

We haven't made one bit of difference in this county.

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Baitball Blogger Apr 2012 OP
atreides1 Apr 2012 #1
AndyTiedye Apr 2012 #2
ProgressiveProfessor Apr 2012 #7
AtomicKitten Apr 2012 #3
bluestateguy Apr 2012 #4
provis99 Apr 2012 #5
Baitball Blogger Apr 2012 #6

Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 03:32 PM

1. We haven't made one bit of difference in this county.

You're right, not one bit!

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 04:26 PM

2. Bring Chief Lee Back For Trial for Obstruction of Justice

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Response to AndyTiedye (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 10:03 PM

7. On what basis? The decision to kick Zimmerman loose was not made by the cops

but by the State Attorney now not assigned to the case

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 04:28 PM

3. The peanut gallery should not be taking "sides."

As Trayvon's mother said, "This isn't a black or white thing, it's a wrong or right thing."

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 05:55 PM

4. What? He's not enjoying his half-resignation paid vacation?

nt

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 08:05 PM

5. if George Zimmerman had shot a white kid,

 

these same people would be complaining about how the police chief was letting an Hispanic get away with murder.

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Response to provis99 (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 08:06 PM

6. You've got that one figured out.

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