In August 2012, we reported on the John Orr case in Florida.
On October 2, 2011, John Orr killed 67-year old Jon Wayne Joseph of Naples, FL, and claimed self-defense under Florida’s stand your ground law. Joseph was unarmed.
On March 6, 2012, during an hour and a half on the stand at his immunity hearing, Orr testified that after a brief verbal exchange, Joseph;
- got on a bicycle and rammed him from behind; and
- straddled him, pinning him down; and
- bashed his head into the ground three times; and
- tried gouging his eyes; and
- threatened to kill him.
John Orr’s self-defense claims in October 2011 appeared to be patterned by George Zimmerman as his reason for killing unarmed 17-year old Trayvon Martin in February 2012. Zimmerman claimed that Trayvon came out of the darkness, hit him in the nose and thereafter, he stumbled about 40 feet before falling. Zimmerman also claimed that Trayvon straddled him, pinning him down, bashed his head on the sidewalk, smothered him, and threatened to kill him. A jury of six women acquitted Zimmerman.
John Orr however, wasn’t as fortunate. Read the rest of this entry
On February 26, 2012, a 17 year old’s life was brutally taken in Sanford, Florida. His name is Trayvon Martin. The man who killed him, George M. Zimmerman, claimed self-defense under Florida’s stand your ground statute. He was not arrested until April, 2012, after the governor of Florida appointed a special investigating State’s Attorney to the case.
There is so much we want to write regarding the George Zimmerman case.
In all the websites, comments and other writings posted about the subject case, it appears that those supporting George Zimmerman’s innocence incorporate a race in a most denigrating manner. They also use unsupported allegations against Trayvon Martin. Even if the FBI is convinced that George Zimmerman is not racist, we can’t tell by the comments of his supporters. His supporters actually congratulate him for racial profiling and killing a “thug”; want him acquitted to kill more; and encourages others to do the same. SHAMEFUL!
After Shellie Zimmerman was arrested for perjury, those supporting George Zimmerman began an outright (and seemingly organized) attack on Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin’s mother. Blackbutterfly7 believes that Ms. Fulton has more class in her little finger than the “Zimmbots” could ever hope for. (Blackbutterfly7 refers to Zimmerman supporters who take his inconsistent versions as gospel as “Zimmbots.” So now you know.)
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