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April 11, 2012        5:25 p.m.

For weeks, protesters around the nation have demanded the arrest of George Zimmerman.

A Florida special prosecutor made that happen Wednesday. She announced that Zimmerman — the neighborhood watch volunteer who admitted to fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager on a rainy night here in February — had turned himself in and would be charged with second-degree murder in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

“We did not come to this decision lightly,” said Florida State Atty. Angela Corey at a news conference in Jacksonville.

Alluding to the intense publicity surrounding the case, she added, “Let me emphasize that we do not prosecute by public pressure or by petition.”

Corey declined to discuss the details of the investigation that led her office to charge Zimmerman, who had claimed self-defense — and who had been free, though in hiding, for weeks. Nor would she say where he was being held, “for his safety as well as for everyone else’s safety.”

It was a reminder of the volatile nature of a case that has plunged the country into the kind of difficult and impassioned conversation about race and justice that has followed other notorious racial incidents, from the lynching of Emmett Till in 1955 to the police beating of Rodney King in 1991.

“It feels good to know he’s off the streets. I feel very good just … knowing he’s off the street, that he’s in custody, that the wheel’s starting to turn in our favor,” Trayvon Martin’s father, Tracy Martin, told a Washington news conference.

Sybrina Fulton, the teenager’s mother, said as she fought back tears: “I want to say thank God. We simply wanted an arrest. We wanted nothing more, nothing less. We just wanted an arrest and we got it, and I say thank you.”

Alluding to the racial overtones of the case, she added: “I just want to speak from my heart to your heart because a heart has no color. It’s not black, it’s not white.”

Zimmerman will plead not guilty, said Mark O’Mara, his new attorney. Self-defense would be “one facet” of the defense, O’Mara told CNN, adding that Zimmerman was “troubled” by the new charges but “doing OK” considering his circumstances.

In Florida, second-degree murder is typically charged in the event of a death stemming from a fight or confrontation that does not involve premeditation. It can result in a life sentence when a gun is used.

In Sanford, a city of 53,000 with a history of racial tension, some African Americans had said they were worried that riots would break out if charges were not forthcoming against Zimmerman, who is half white and half Latino.

On Tuesday, someone shot up an empty police car parked near Zimmerman’s neighborhood. On Wednesday, African American resident Troy Jackson, 43, said he might participate in a riot if there were no charges. “I’m going to loot every Caucasian store,” he said, sitting in front of a grocery store in the majority-black Goldsboro community. “Blood for blood.”

But as the news of the arrest trickled out, there was a palpable sense of relief.

“I feel like this is the beginning of seeing justice prevail,” said Sanford resident Gloria Baskerville, 54.

Baskerville, who is black, said she was convinced she would have been immediately arrested if she had been in Zimmerman’s shoes. All she ever wanted to see, she said, was an arrest. If Zimmerman is now acquitted by a jury, she said, “I would have to be satisfied with whatever the outcome is.”

After an initial investigation, Sanford police officials said that bringing charges against Zimmerman was complicated by Florida’s “stand your ground” law, which allows for the use of deadly force in some life-threatening situations.

Many critics have claimed that the shooting — and the lack of an arrest — stemmed from the fact that the victim was a young black man, considering it cut-and-dried evidence of the social injustices that people of color in the United States have long faced.

President Obama even weighed in, calling the story a “tragedy,” and adding, “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.”

Zimmerman had taken a vigorous interest in the safety of his neighborhood, which had suffered a rash of break-ins in the weeks leading up to the evening of Feb. 26, when he spotted Martin, 17, returning from a convenience store with a bag of Skittles and an iced tea.

Zimmerman was driving out of his gated town-home development on his way to the supermarket, when he called police and reported Martin as “a real suspicious guy” who looked like “he’s up to no good or he’s on drugs, or something.”

The police dispatcher asked Zimmerman whether he was following the youth. When Zimmerman replied that he was, the dispatcher told him, “We don’t need you to do that.” Moments later, Zimmerman — armed with a 9-millimeter weapon — got out of his car.

Zimmerman has said he shot Martin in self-defense after the youth struck him in the face, knocked him down and began pounding his head into the ground. Others suspect Zimmerman was the aggressor, one who overstepped the legal bounds of a concerned citizen.

Coverage of the case was largely limited to local media until the call between Zimmerman and the dispatcher was made public, along with a 911 call that one resident made just before the shooting. In the background of that call, someone can be heard yelling for help. Martin’s parents insist that voice belonged to their son. Zimmerman has said the voice was his.

The Sanford police chief stepped down as national attention snowballed. On March 23, Florida Gov. Rick Scott appointed Corey, a state attorney from Jacksonville, to take over the investigation.

The Justice Department, meanwhile, is conducting a separate investigation to determine whether Zimmerman should be charged with violating Martin’s civil rights. U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. said Wednesday that “if we find evidence of a potential federal criminal civil rights crime, we will take appropriate action.”

Zimmerman’s friends and family have argued that he is neither a racist nor a hothead, and have said that the facts would vindicate him.

This week, Zimmerman launched a website soliciting donations for his living and legal expenses. It was also peppered with quotations, including one attributed to British statesman Edmund Burke:

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”

The Rev. Al Sharpton, though pleased with the news of the murder charge, said it was not a cause for celebration.

“We do not want anyone high-fiving tonight. There’s no victory here. There’s no winners here. They’ve lost their son,” he said as Martin’s parents stood somberly beside him. “This is not about gloating. This is about pursuing justice.”

from:  http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-trayvon-martin-20120412,0,6596300.story


With the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer jailed on a charge of second-degree murder in the shooting death of an unarmed black teen, the next big question: What now?

Thousands of protesters poured into the suburban Orlando community of Sanford to call for the arrest of George Zimmerman in the weeks following the February 26 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

Their calls for “Justice for Trayvon” grew more forceful with each day, with Martin’s supporters taking to the Internet and to streets in cities across the nation.

Forty-six days after the shooting, 28-year-old Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder. A Seminole County judge on Thursday found there was sufficient probable cause to move forward with the case and set a May 29 arraignment for Zimmerman.

The next legal step, say Zimmerman’s attorney and the special prosecutor, is to allow the case to work its way through Florida’s judicial system.

Their next public step, though, may prove more difficult.

Attorney Mark O’Mara, who represents Zimmerman, told CNN’s Piers Morgan late Thursday that one of his immediate goals is to “bring down the level of anger, animosity, just frustrations, emotions” that are on the periphery of the case.

O’Mara said there are two sides of the case, a legal one and a human one.

“We have the human tragedy side of it. We are going to try to bridge that if we can,” O’Mara said. “There are words that need to be said.”

Special prosecutor Angela Corey, who was appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to investigate the case, said she will ensure that the judge or jury deciding the case will get only “the relevant, admissible evidence on which they can then base their decisions.”

“Let me emphasize that we do not prosecute by pressure or petition,” she said.

Both the defense and prosecution said they had no intention of trying the case in the court of public opinion, though both conceded there is extreme interest.

O’Mara believes it will be at least six months, possibly a year, before the case goes to trial.

“We, of course, have a lot of information to find out. I’m far behind on finding out the information flow,” he said.

There have been more questions than answers about what happened the night that Zimmerman shot Martin.

Zimmerman, a white Hispanic, has said he killed Martin in self-defense after the teen punched him and slammed his head on the sidewalk; Martin’s family said Zimmerman profiled their son.

Immediately after the shooting, Sanford police questioned Zimmerman and released him without charges. They said then that there were no grounds to disprove his account that he’d acted to protect himself.

A prosecution affidavit of probable cause filed Thursday with the court offered few new details about what happened the night Martin was walking home from a convenience store, though it appeared to offer some insight into how the special prosecutor views the case.

The document says Zimmerman, who lived in the same community, was in his vehicle when he saw Martin “and assumed Martin was a criminal.”

It says Zimmerman felt Martin did not belong in the gated community and called the police.

“During the recorded call Zimmerman made reference to people he felt had committed and gotten away with break-ins in his neighborhood. Later while talking about Martin, Zimmerman stated ‘these a**holes, they always get away,” and also said ‘these f****** punks.’ ”

As the incident was unfolding, Martin was on the phone with a friend, the affidavit says.

“The witness advised that Martin was scared because he was being followed through the complex by an unknown male and didn’t know why. Martin attempted to run home but was followed by Zimmerman who didn’t want the person he falsely assumed was going to commit a crime to get away before the police arrived,” it said.

The affidavit said “when the police dispatcher realized Zimmerman was pursuing Martin, he instructed Zimmerman not to do that and that the responding officer would meet him. Zimmerman disregarded the police dispatcher and continued to follow Martin who was trying to return to his home.

“Zimmerman confronted Martin and a struggle ensued. Witnesses heard people arguing and what sounded like a struggle.”

Calls to 911 captured a voice crying for help; that voice belonged to Martin, according to his mother; the neighborhood watch volunteer’s relatives have said the voice was Zimmerman’s.

One of the responding officers reported seeing a wound on the back of Zimmerman’s head, and surveillance video appeared to show an injury.

“Zimmerman shot Martin in the chest. When police arrived Zimmerman admitted shooting Martin. Officers recovered a gun from a holster inside Zimmerman’s waistband.”

O’Mara said Zimmerman, who will plead not guilty, is worried about getting a fair trial in Sanford.

While O’Mara said he does not share those concerns, he told CNN the case may need to be moved out of Seminole County to get a fair and impartial jury.

Asked Thursday why his client had followed Martin, O’Mara told CNN sister network HLN, “I know so little about the evidence.”

O’Mara, who began representing Zimmerman on Wednesday just hours before he was charged, said they had not yet discussed the facts of the case.

A second-degree murder charge in Florida carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.

from:  http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/13/justice/florida-teen-shooting/?hpt=hp_c1


[North Node/Ceres = Eris]


George Zimmerman was born on October 5th, 1983 (time of birth unknown) in Virginia according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trayvon_Martin

October 5th, 1983

10 + 5 +1+9+8+3 = 36 = his life lesson = Excessive force.  Abuse of power.  Going over the line.  Crossing the line.

Ten of Wands Tarot card


February 26th, 2012

October 5th, 1983

October 5th

10 + 5 +2+0+1+1 = 19 = his personal year (from October 5th, 2012 to October 4th, 2012) = Sunshine is the best disinfectant.

The Sun Tarot card

19 year + 2 (February) = 21 = his personal month (from February 5th, 2012 to March 4th, 2012) = On the world stage.  For all the world to see.

21 month + 26 (26th of the month on Sunday February 26th, 2012) = 47 = his personal day = Everybody will know your name.  Name recognition.  Internationally known.

Seven of Cups Tarot card


19 year + 5 (May) = 24 = his personal month (from May 5th, 2012 to June 4th, 2012) = Having to submit.

The Queen of Wands Tarot card

24 month + 29 (29th of the month on Tuesday May 29th, 2012) = 53 = his personal day = Debates.  Principles.  Arguing.  Arguments.

Knight of Swords Tarot card


using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z


A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9



George Zimmerman

756975 894459415           88


his path of destiny = 88 = Bankruptcy.  A real live wire.




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