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Tue Feb 19, 2013, 03:20 PM

Judge: Corey has authority to prosecute Shellie Zimmerman (Mrs. George Zimmerman)

Source: Orlando Sentinel

Judge: Corey has authority to prosecute Shellie Zimmerman
By Rene Stutzman, Orlando Sentinel
2:45 p.m. EST, February 19, 2013

SANFORD – Shellie Zimmerman appeared in court this afternoon and sat silently as a judge refused to dismiss the perjury charge against her.

She's the wife of George Zimmerman, the Neighborhood Watch volunteer who's accused of murdering Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black 17-year-old, in Sanford one year ago.

According to prosecutors, Shellie Zimmerman lied at her husband's April 20 bond hearing when she testified that the couple had no money.

In truth, they were awash in cash, according to the couple's financial records. More than $130,000 had come flooding in in the previous two weeks from online donors, contributing to George Zimmerman's defense.


Read more: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/os-shellie-zimmerman-dismissal-hearing-20130219,0,2485508.story

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Reply Judge: Corey has authority to prosecute Shellie Zimmerman (Mrs. George Zimmerman) (Original post)
Judi Lynn Feb 2013 OP
onehandle Feb 2013 #1
ashling Feb 2013 #4
progressoid Feb 2013 #2
PatrynXX Feb 2013 #13
freshwest Feb 2013 #14
iiibbb Feb 2013 #3
naaman fletcher Feb 2013 #8
iiibbb Feb 2013 #9
naaman fletcher Feb 2013 #10
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Feb 2013 #5
Boabab Feb 2013 #7
undiegrinder Feb 2013 #12
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Mar 2013 #15
leftyohiolib Feb 2013 #6
Warren Stupidity Feb 2013 #11

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 03:23 PM

1. Gun nuts sure can back a winner. nt

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Response to onehandle (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 04:20 PM

4. Don't you mean

a whiner

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 03:45 PM

2. 130K!!

I need a fucking drink.



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Response to progressoid (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 12:00 AM

13. pick your poison

clear or brown

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Response to progressoid (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 01:29 AM

14. Probably blew it all in a week or two. Different circles than us, P.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 03:45 PM

3. Now if justice would take a stand agaisnt crimes committed with guns in the first place.

 

Mandatory minimums for crimes where guns were present, whether used or not.

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Response to iiibbb (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 10:08 PM

8. What do you mean present?

 

So like if get busted for smoking a joint in the house, and there happens to be a gun in the house, I should have a mandatory minimum placed on me?

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Response to naaman fletcher (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 10:19 PM

9. nah, contact crimes

 

if I ruled the world pot's legal anyway. The "war on drugs" is responsible for many gun deaths

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Response to iiibbb (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 10:39 PM

10. Gotcha

 

I agree

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 06:14 PM

5. Zimmerman wasn't involved in Neighborhood Watch

The official Neighborhood Watch organization has stated they have no record of Zimmerman as a member. Nor does the organization permit its members to carry guns. According to the manual:

REMEMBER:
Community members only serve as the extra “eyes and ears” of law enforcement. They
should report their observations of suspicious activities to law enforcement; however,citizens
should never try to take action on those observations. Trained law enforcement should be
the only ones ever to take action based on observations of suspicious activities.


It's bad reporting to keep referring to Zimmerman as a "Neighborhood Watch Captain" or even as a "Neighborhood Watch volunteer." The proper phrasing should be "alleged Neighborhood Watch volunteer" or "self-described neighborhood watch volunteer."

Of course, there's always my favorite term to use to describe a person who cruises around with a gun looking for "wrong-doers": vigilante.

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Response to LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 10:06 PM

7. It wasn't through the official NW, but gz did have some kind of deal

to provide "watch" functions with the housing complex management.

Think they regret that decision?

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Response to LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 11:44 PM

12. In the interest of accuracy ONLY . . .

...and not, I assure you, out of ANY desire to defend Mr. Zimmerman ...

Included in the large pdf. cache of documents linked below (on page 155) is a copy of a neighborhood newsletter ("Retreat Reflections") from February of 2012 which, under the title "Neighborhood Watch," explains:

"If you've been the victim of a crime ... after calling the police, please contact our Captain, George Zimmerman ..."

And in the next paragraph:

"The Neighborhood Watch is looking for additional members ..."

It appears that thether or not Zimmerman was affiliated with any other, officially-recognized "Neighborhood Watch" program, he was, in fact, attached to one based in his housing development.


http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/i/msnbc/sections/news/Zimmerman_Discovery.pdf


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Response to undiegrinder (Reply #12)

Wed Mar 20, 2013, 05:25 AM

15. Thanks for the additional information

And the link to your source. I was telling my sister-in-law the hardest thing to find were facts; I think I jumped my own shark.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 09:48 PM

6. good throw them both in jail

 

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 11:40 PM

11. Good. Nt.

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