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Police Video Shows Zimmerman’s Head Injury?

Posted by FactReal on March 29, 2012

Read: Police surveillance video of Zimmerman may show head injury

Liberals Use Trayvon Shooting to Blame Republicans and to Attack Gun Rights
What if Trayvon Had Been White, and the Shooter Black?
Trayvon Martin’s Twitter Account and Witnesses Provide New Details (New Photo)
VIGILANTISM: @KillZimmerman Twitter Account Launched

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VIGILANTISM: @KillZimmerman Twitter Account Launched

Posted by FactReal on March 29, 2012

Breitbart.com reports:

Barack Obama has remained silent as the usual suspects have been busy stirring up hate aimed at George Zimmerman, the Florida Hispanic involved in the shooting death of 17 year-old Trayvon Martin. Now the anger has taken a new twist, breaking out on Twitter with an account named “Kill Zimmerman.” It features an image of Zimmerman in crosshairs.

Screenshot of https://twitter.com/#!/KillZimmerman

Liberals Use Trayvon Shooting to Blame Republicans and to Attack Gun Rights
What if Trayvon Had Been White, and the Shooter Black?
Trayvon Martin’s Twitter Account and Witnesses Provide New Details (New Photo)

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Trayvon Martin’s Twitter Account and Witnesses Provide New Details (New Photo)

Posted by FactReal on March 27, 2012

According to The Daily Caller, Trayvon Martin’s twitter handle was @NO_LIMIT_NIGGA. “The image attached to the Twitter account…of Martin depicts him smiling, gold-toothed, into a camera in front of an electronic dartboard,” reported The Daily Caller.

Photo from Twitter account @NO_LIMIT_NIGGA:

Screenshot from Twitter account @NO_LIMIT_NIGGA (as of March 26, 2012, 10PM):
Trayvon Martin’s tweets supplied to The Daily Caller:
Yahoo News reported new details:

As George Zimmerman’s supporters work to stem the rising tide of public outrage aimed at the neighborhood watchman who shot and killed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin last month, a new picture of the victim—culled from the 17-year-old’s Facebook and Twitter accounts and witness testimony—has emerged.

“With a single punch,” the Orlando Sentinel, citing police sources, reported Monday, “Trayvon Martin decked the Neighborhood Watch volunteer … climbed on top of [him] and slammed his head into the sidewalk several times, leaving him bloody and battered.”

“That is the account Zimmerman gave police,” the paper said, “and much of it has been corroborated by witnesses, authorities say.”

Zimmerman’s attorney, Craig Sonner, says that Zimmerman acted in self-defense and is not a racist as some have portrayed him.

“I think we need to let the investigation come forward and let all the facts in this case come out,” Sonner said on the “Today” show. “I think it’s going to tell a different story than the way it’s been related and portrayed in the media.”

According to a CNN poll released Monday, 73 percent of Americans think police should arrest Zimmerman.

Meanwhile, the difference between the typical teenager Martin’s family and supporters say he was and the way he presented himself on social media is the subject of increasing debate.

As Dan Linehan, a blogger at Wagist.com, pointed out, correspondence with Martin on Twitter before he died alludes to an incident with a bus driver. “Yu ain’t tell me you swung on a bus driver,” Martin’s cousin wrote to him on Feb. 21.

The same week, Martin was suspended for 10 days from Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School in North Miami-Dade. “He was not suspended for something dealing with violence or anything like that,” his father said. “It wasn’t a crime he committed, but he was in an unauthorized area [on school property],” declining to offer more details.

But a family spokesman told the Associated Press on Monday that Martin was suspended because marijuana residue was found in his book bag.

Liberals Use Trayvon Shooting to Blame Republicans and to Attack Gun Rights
What if Trayvon Had Been White, and the Shooter Black?
VIGILANTISM: @KillZimmerman Twitter Account Launched

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What if Trayvon Had Been White, and the Shooter Black?

Posted by FactReal on March 24, 2012

Via AmericanThinker:

There would be no white mobs in the street chanting “No justice, no peace!” There would be no whites holding a “million hoodie march” in New York City. There would be no white equivalent of Al Sharpton, the professional race-baiter behind the 1987 Tawana Brawley hoax, leading marches in the streets of the shooter’s hometown. There would be no Federal civil rights investigation by the Justice Department. There would be no comments from a president who seems congenitally unable to keep his mouth shut on matters involving left-wing political correctness. And there would be no national media attention from biased, left-wing “reporters.”

We know this because in fact, such an event occurred in 2009 in Greece, N.Y., a suburb of Rochester. Roderick Scott, a black man, shot and killed an unarmed white teen, Christopher Cervini, whom he believed was burglarizing a neighbor’s car…


Despite the racial difference between the shooter and the decedent, there were no allegations of racial bias. Scott was not charged with a hate crime. There was no Federal civil rights investigation. There were no white protests. The case was settled for what it was: a tragedy caused by a series of poor decisions on behalf of the shooter, and a split-second decision that will forever be second-guessed.


Whatever happened in the George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin case, one thing is perfectly clear: it’s high time this country quit the racial dog-and-pony show, and judged each criminal case on its individual merits instead of allowing the race-baiting demagogues to leverage each incident for political advantage in the streets and in the media.

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Liberals Use Trayvon Shooting to Blame Republicans and to Attack Gun Rights

Posted by FactReal on March 23, 2012

Progressives (= leftists), the liberal media, and race-hustlers can’t let a tragedy go to waste. They always find ways to advance their agenda of hate.

Even though we still don’t know the facts, they are blaming conservatives and Republicans for the death of Trayvon Martin, the reportedly unarmed teenager who was shot and killed last month by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch captain in Sanford, Florida.

Liberals also see this as an opportunity to attack their other nemesis…gun rights.  They are targeting Florida’s “Stand Your Ground Law,” which allows people to use deadly force while defending themselves.

Far Left Media Ties Trayvon Martin Killing to Rush Limbaugh and Republican presidential candidates (Transcript)
The Trayvon Martin racial litmus test — and the blame game bonanza
MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski Ties Trayvon Martin Shooting to Rush Limbaugh’s Slut Remark
MSNBC’sEd Schultz Blames Jeb Bush for Death of Trayvon Martin
MSNBC Links The Koch Brothers To Trayvon Shooting
Steven Crowder argues for gun rights with leftist media argue
Obama Plays The Race Card: “If I Had a Son, He’d Look Like Trayvon”
New Black Panthers Want Obama, Holder to Respond Forcefully to Trayvon Martin Shooting
Nation of Islam Leader Farrakhan Hints Retaliation For Trayvon Martin Killing
Race Hustler Al Sharpton Leads Trayvon Martin Protest In Florida
New Black Panthers Circulating “Wanted Dead or Alive” Posters for Zimmerman
Race Pimp Jesse Jackson: “Blacks Are Under Attack”…Obama’s Victory Has “Triggered Tremendous Backlash”
MSNBC.com, But Not MSNBC, Runs Local Affiliate Story Showing Neighbor Defending Zimmerman
Scarborough Brands Shooter Of Trayvon Martin A ‘Murderer’

What if Trayvon Had Been White, and the Shooter Black?
Trayvon Martin’s Twitter Account and Witnesses Provide New Details (New Photo)
George Zimmerman is a Democrat Hispanic, records show
VIGILANTISM: @KillZimmerman Twitter Account Launched
Police Video Shows Zimmerman’s Head Injury?

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Congress, White House Favor English for Puerto Rico Statehood; but Santorum is Demonized

Posted by FactReal on March 18, 2012

Just like Rick Santorum, Congress and the White House have brainstormed about the English language requirement for Puerto Rico if the island becomes the 51st State.

A 2011 Congressional report (CRS) shows how Congress and Administrations have favored official English language requirement for Puerto Rico if voters there chose statehood. Interestingly, the report uses these expressions: “federal official language requirements would apply to Puerto Rico,” “there is precedent for a language requirement,” “official English language requirements would have applied in Puerto Rico,” etc.

Here are some highlights of the CRS report pertaining to the language requirement for statehood:

President 2011 Task Force Report on Puerto Rico’s Status
(Released by President Obama in March 2011)
(CRS, page 23)

In March 2011, the Obama Administration task force issued its first report…On status specifically, the task force recommended the following.

If Puerto Rico were admitted as a state, the task force found that English would need to play “a central role in the daily life of the Island.”

Source: PDF from Obama’s White House

President 20007 Task Force Report on Puerto Rico’s Status
(Released by President Bush in December 2007)

The provisions of the Federal law on the use of the English language in the agencies and courts of the Federal Government in the fifty states of the Union shall apply equally in the State of Puerto Rico, as at present states.”
Source: http://www.usdoj.gov/opa/documents/2007-report-by-the-president-task-forceon-puerto-rico-status.pdf
or at: http://www.justice.gov/opa/documents/2007-report-by-the-president-task-force-on-puerto-rico-status.pdf

Bill H.R. 2499 in 111th Congress (2009-2010)
(CRS, page 5)

On April 29, 2010, the House approved an amended version of H.R. 2499, the Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2010, by a final vote of 223-169…. The Puerto Rico State Elections Commission would have also, according to an amendment adopted on the floor of the House, notified voters that under continuation of the current status or statehood, federal “official language requirements” would apply to Puerto Rico and throughout the United States. The Commission also would be required to notify voters that it is the sense of Congress that the teaching of English be promoted in public schools in Puerto Rico.
[Source: Rep. Dan Burton, “Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2010,” House Debate, Congressional Record, vol. 156 (April 29, 2010), p. H3045.] [HR 2499]

Bill H.R. 856 in 105th Congress (1997-1998)
(CRS, pages 32, 42, 55)

During the 1998 House debate on H.R. 856, an amendment was adopted that would have established an English language education requirement if Puerto Rico were admitted as a state.
[Source: Remarks in the House, Congressional Record, daily edition, vol. 144, March 4, 1998, pp. H802-H812. An amendment designating Spanish as the official language of Puerto Rico was rejected during the same debate.] [HR 856]

There is precedent for a language requirement to be attached to a statehood proposal. The admission of three states—Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Arizona—was contingent upon such a requirement.
[Source: Joseph E. Fallon, “Federal Policy and U.S. Territories: The Political Restructuring of the United States of America,” Pacific Affairs, vol. 64, spring 1991, p. 34.]

Similar provision to H.R. 3024, with official English language requirement specified. […] Stated as policy that students in schools should achieve English proficiency by age 10. Under statehood, official English language requirements would have applied in Puerto Rico as in all states. Transition plan to statehood would have had to include promotion of English.

H.R. 856, as approved by the House, included an English language provision, along with the expectation (“it is anticipated”) that English would be the “official language of the federal government in Puerto Rico” to the extent required by law throughout the United States.

Bill H.R. 3024 in 104th Congress (1995-1996)
(CRS, page 42)

Provision for: guaranteed constitutional rights, permanent union, reserved powers, responsibility for payment of taxes, national representation and voting rights, and application of language requirement similar to that applied in other states. […] Under statehood, would have followed the language requirements “as in the several states.” [HR 3024]

Bill S. 712 in 101st Congress (1989-1990)
(CRS, page 47)

The statehood provision of S. 712 (Title II) included a self-executing provision; recognized the constitution adopted in 1952 as the constitution (future) of the state; retained existing federal land holdings (with future conveyances allowed); recognized both Spanish and English as official languages (with government proceedings conducted in English); and provided for the election of presidential electors and congressional representatives, as well as the establishment of a commission to identify U.S. laws not applicable to Puerto Rico, among other provisions. […]

Issues of Debate on S. 712. The debate on S. 712 resulted in the discussion of many facets of the status debate. Hearings were held by three committees to obtain public comments, the viewpoints of Administration officials, and statements from political leaders in Puerto Rico.

The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, the primary committee of jurisdiction, held eight days of hearings on S. 712.129 During these hearings, Senators and witnesses discussed a range of issues raised by the status debate, including the following: the referendum process (including campaign financing, voting rights of mainland Puerto Ricans, and ballot components); continuation of citizenship rights; language requirements; constitutional provisions; international relations; trade; transition requirements (including modifying standing tax benefits and continued federal aid); transfer of historic and other property; financial and economic development matters; judiciary concerns (including official language for court proceedings, appointment of judges, and jurisdiction); fisheries and mineral rights; national defense and security; and other matters.

Transition Period

(CRS, page 33)

If the political status of Puerto Rico changes, Congress might elect to establish a transition period during which certain elements are phased into place. Policy matters previously included in such transition periods include, for statehood: gradual modification of tax liability, language requirements, impact of representation on Congress, and others. If Puerto Rico gains independence, Congress might elect to consider a period of time in which federal financial assistance is provided, and strategic defense agreements are reached, among other matters.

Congress has wide jurisdiction over U.S. territory (e.g. Puerto Rico)
(CRS, page 12)

Puerto Rico, although styled a “commonwealth,” is a territory of the United States and is subject to Congress under the Territorial Clause of the U. S. Constitution.

“The Congress shall have Power to dispose of and make all needful Rules and Regulations respecting the Territory or other Property belonging to the United States; and nothing in this Constitution shall be so construed as to Prejudice any Claims of the United States, or of any particular State.”
[Source: U.S. Constitution, Article IV, Section 3, cl. 2.]

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