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Sat Mar 24, 2012, 08:44 AM

TAAFFE is George Zimmermans best supporter because...

Birds of a feather...

Frank Taaffe is a damn thief, was he doing the robberies in the neighborhood and then blaming it on black males?..... He was charged with Trespass and Theft in 2000 and was sentenced to 9 months..his house is currently in foreclosure, is he trying to make some quick bucks?


http://democraticvision.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474981211394

What I find interesting about Zimmerman and Taaffe:

The undated mugshot below is for one Frank Taaffe of Florida, arrested for violating an order of protection against domestic violence. Zimmerman has a similar record from 2005.

Taaffe seems to have a problem with minorities, as well. He is quoted as saying that the problems in the community started "when foreclosures forced owners to rent out to low-lifes and gangsters.”

“Just two weeks before this shooting," continues Taaffe, "George called me at my girlfriend’s house to say he saw some black guy doing surveillance at my house, because I had a left a window open. He thwarted a potential burglary of my house.”

The latest Census Bureau figures for the Twin Lakes community is 49 percent white, non-Hispanic, 23 percent Hispanic, 20 percent African-American and 5 percent Asian. Taaffe was noted as sounding chagrined when he said that the complex is now majority-minority.

It appears the "neighborhood watch captains", both past and present, just couldn't see a black male on the street without immediately thinking "looks like he’s up to no good". I'm sure his testimony as to Zimmerman's 'community standing' is sure to be quite a treat for the Grand Jury in April.


http://myclerk.myorangeclerk.com/default.aspx

1997 Charged with battery on unknown party

March 1999 Charged with Domestic Violence, Supervised Visitation Ordered and Restraining Order.
April 1999 Wife finalizes divorce, but she still can't get rid of him. He beats her up again March 2000.
April 2002 He then starts terrorizing the daughter and son they get a temp restraining order and file DV charges.

1999 Failure to Pay Child Support

In 2008 the wife is still scared and files another domestic violence charge
Apparently he wont even pay tolls.


TAAFFE, FRANCIS BRUCE

DOB: 09/03/1956 DAVID SCOTT GLICKEN, Esquire

Retained


Plaintiff
STATE OF FLORIDA
Charge Information
Charges: TAAFFE, FRANCIS BRUCE
Statute
Level
Date
1. TRESPASS 810.08(2)(A) First Degree - Misd 03/11/2000
2. CR-PETIT THEFT 812.014(3)(A) Second Degree - Misd 03/11/2000

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Reply TAAFFE is George Zimmermans best supporter because... (Original post)
HipChick Mar 2012 OP
Ecumenist Mar 2012 #1
HipChick Mar 2012 #3
Ecumenist Mar 2012 #6
MADem Mar 2012 #2
CatWoman Mar 2012 #4
Junkdrawer Mar 2012 #5
yardwork Mar 2012 #7
Politicalboi Mar 2012 #18
Junkdrawer Mar 2012 #8
Junkdrawer Mar 2012 #9
Junkdrawer Mar 2012 #10
Junkdrawer Mar 2012 #12
Junkdrawer Mar 2012 #14
Quixote1818 Mar 2012 #11
CatWoman Mar 2012 #13
malaise Mar 2012 #15
K Gardner Mar 2012 #16
WillyT Mar 2012 #17
Catherina Apr 2012 #19

Response to HipChick (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 08:51 AM

1. Why am I not surprised? His motives are suspect and speculative at best BUT

his background makes perfect sense.

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Response to Ecumenist (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 08:58 AM

3. Anyone know what George was referring to when he mentioned death of his son?

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Response to HipChick (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 11:24 AM

6. Yeah, his son passed away after overdosing on prescription drugs, cross-drug

addiction, it seems.

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 08:51 AM

2. Birds of a feather! nt

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Response to MADem (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 09:02 AM

4. hey!!

I was gonna say that!!

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 10:49 AM

5. I've suspected a "Of Mice and Men" narrative...

But it may be more sinister...

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 11:29 AM

7. The homeowners association that encouraged these criminals may be legally liable.

The killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watchman in Sanford should be a cautionary tale for homeowners associations, experts say.

The circumstances — a volunteer watchman carrying a gun, and questions over whether he did enough to avoid shooting the unarmed teenager — could put the homeowners association where the incident took place in legal hot water.

And in many cases like this one, the residents don't know they could be liable until a tragedy occurs, when they find out that their homeowners association only carries insurance for directors and board officers, not volunteers who patrol streets or maintain common areas.

"There are ripple effects on everybody in a community," said Donna DiMaggio Berger, a managing partner with the statewide law firm of Katzman Garfinkel & Berger, which represents more than 2,000 homeowners associations. If volunteers take matters into their own hands, "the association is going to get sued."

Berger said if the association knew Zimmerman regularly carried a weapon while on volunteer patrol, that could provide Martin's family with further ammunition in a lawsuit.


Read the whole article: http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/realestate/experts-warn-homeowners-associations-of-perils-of-using-volunteer-security/1221352

And more in this article: http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/condoblog/author/jawesq/

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Response to yardwork (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 26, 2012, 08:32 PM

18. Could Zimmerman sue too

 

I would think Zimmerman could sue because they lead him to believe he was the Neighborhood Captain. If they gave him ANY reason to think he was security, he may be able to sue them too. He doesn't deserve anything, but some slime lawyer will probably try if there is evidence they lead him on in any way.

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 06:05 PM

8. Now add a corrupt police chief and a WHOLE lot of things start making sense....

Recruit the well-meaning-if-not-a-tad-racist Zimmerman kid to scope out the neighborhood.

Then, damn, you have an innocent stiff on your hands.

No investigation. Don't tell the parents.

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Response to Junkdrawer (Reply #8)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 06:53 PM

9. Tampering with witness statements....

Racism is one thing, but that is putting your neck WAY out there, unless you're covering up your own crimes.

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Response to Junkdrawer (Reply #8)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 07:11 PM

10. The Good Guys and The Bad Guys....

are The Same Guys.

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Response to Junkdrawer (Reply #8)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 07:49 PM

12. There's the infamous Chicago North Side police-burglary ring....

The exposure of an active North Side police-burglary ring in January 1960 set in motion of series of changes that would greatly affect the behavior and policies of the Chicago Police Department over the next several decades. The Summerdale scandal investigation, named for the police department’s 40th district at the time (currently the 20th district), was handled by state’s attorney Ben Adamowski after lifelong burglar Richard Morrison confessed to operating a lucrative burglary ring with eight Chicago police officers.

...

http://gangresearch.net/GangResearch/Chicago/history/sumcontxt.htm

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Response to Junkdrawer (Reply #8)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 07:54 PM

14. Police refused to investigate Zimmerman “approaching” and “coming to his(neighbors) home.”....

Zimmerman’s 911 call that day was his 46th call in the past 14 months to report “everything from alarms and disturbances to reckless driving” and especially, “suspicious” persons. As a self-appointed neighborhood watchman, he had been called “aggressive” in residents’ complaints to homeowner’s association and local police. During a meeting of the homeowner’s association, one man expressed his frustration on the lack of responses from the police, despite his complaints on Zimmerman “approaching” and “coming to his home.” Several complaints were also made on his tactics, yet neither the police department nor the board of the homeowner’s association said they had “heard about any complaints.”

http://www.policymic.com/articles/5824/a-closer-look-at-sanford-police-and-chief-bill-lee-in-trayvon-martin-case/latest_articles

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 07:43 PM

11. K and R

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 07:53 PM

13. one wife beater defending another

aka, the good ole boy networki

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Sun Mar 25, 2012, 07:41 AM

15. Wow

Great work HipChick

Rec

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Sun Mar 25, 2012, 04:19 PM

16. K&R. Thanks for this research ! n/t

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Sun Mar 25, 2012, 05:04 PM

17. Mugshot...

 




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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Tue Apr 3, 2012, 03:40 PM

19. Excellent work! Rec'd n/t

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