"A shooting range target of a person in a hoodie with cross hairs on the chest, a bag of Skittles tucked in a pocket and a hand holding a can resembling iced tea was pulled from an online sales site, a Florida TV news station reports, but not before raising concerns of its connection with teen shooting victim Trayvon Martin.
Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder charges. He initially told investigators he shot Martin in self-defense.
WKMG Local 6's story said in an email exchange with reporter Mike DeForest that the unidentified seller wrote, "My main motivation was to make money off the controversy." The seller did not disclose how many paper targets were made, but said in an email, "The response is overwhelming. I sold out in 2 days."
Some of those targets were sold to two Florida gun dealers, according to the seller.
According to an advertisement for the targets posted on a popular firearms auction website, the sellers stated they "support Zimmerman and believe he is innocent and that he shot a thug," [Source]
I hope that these Neanderthals don't think that they are actually helping their boy's case.
"This is the highest level of disgust and the lowest level of civility," Zimmerman's attorney Mark O'Mara said in the news piece. "It's this type of hatred—that's what this is, it's hate-mongering—that's going to make it more difficult to try this case."
The attorney is also concerned the targets will further inflame the community."
Yes my sheet loving friends, you might want to wait until after the trial to show your ignorance.
I really have to wonder what is going on down there in Florida. A woman is about to get 20 years for standing her ground against an abusive husband, and if you are the parent of a black child...well
"FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: M. Henry, 704-***-****
FLORIDA’S APPEAL COURT UPHOLDS CRIMINAL CONVICTION OF 13 YEAR OLD BLACK CHILD FOR NOT TELLING A WHITE OFFICER HER NAMEOrlando, Florida May 4, 2012. The salient facts of M.H-R’s case are outlined in the attached Petition for Writ of Certiorari, filed in the Supreme Court of the United States on April 26, 2012. The Supreme Court is this child’s last hope to find the Justice that has eluded her for 2 ½ years. This announcement is intended to bring public scrutiny to her unlawful arrest, prosecution and violations of her First, Fourth, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendment rights as guaranteed to every American. Every person who values the principles of democracy and protections of the American Constitution is urged to support our petition that Florida Statute § 843.02 is unconstitutional. M.H-R was charged with "obstruction" for not providing her name when she was stopped by police for intelligence gathering.
The State’s actions were not based on Constitutional privilege, legal precedent or statutory authority. Rather, these actions were clearly biased and intended to intimidate, harass, and deny her due process under the law. The government of Florida used its considerable power and vast resources to divest M.H-R of her civil rights and to deny her what every American is entitled to as a matter of law—freedom from unreasonable searches, seizure, and to be treated fairly and impartially in the administration of justice. There is no legal or moral justification for the State’s actions.
The adverse consequences of bullying a child are well established. Whether a child is bullied by other children or at the hands of the government, the consequences are devastating. She has been grievously injured as a result of her arrest, prosecution and conviction. She endured significant punishment, fear, and intimidation for asserting her rights. When she was arrested on Halloween 2009, she had committed no crime under any Florida law. The ramifications of the State’s interaction with this child should be equally troubling and repulsive to all Americans.
This child and her family yearns for the wisdom, peace and understanding to know what was legal, just or proper about the State’s actions and its consequences. The consequences of Florida’s actions include:
• A significant amount of money wasted in seeking Justice that never came
• An illegal arrest which caused physical and psychological injuries to a child
• An illegal sentence that was harsh and improper for a 13 year old child
• Harassment from the Department of Juvenile Justice occurred at her small Christian private school, wherein she was removed from class during final exams for questioning
• Unprecedented legal proceedings against her, causing excessive absences from school resulting in the child falling behind in her studies
• Denied the opportunity to leave the state of Florida and when her grandfather died on her birthday she was not able to attend his funeral
• Arrested, transported in shackles, handcuffs and detained for more than 21 days without an adjudicatory hearing
• Appearance in Court proceedings in an orange jail jumpsuit
• A criminal conviction despite no legal, statutory or Constitutional authority"
Thank you Marie, I hope you don't mind me posting your Writ.
Please keep me informed.