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: July 22, 2013, 11:49:22 AM

On December 4, 2010, a fight spilled out onto the sidewalk from the 'Wet Spot' bar in Sanford, Florida. There, a homeless man named Sherman Ware tried to break up the fight, but he was attacked from behind and knocked unconscious. The man who attacked him, Justin Collison, is the son of a Sanford police lieutenant. Collison was never arrested or even questioned.

No one did anything. No one that is, except one Sanford resident who decided something had to be done. He spoke out publicly against this miscarriage of justice, the only one to do so. Then the video came out, a local station aired it, and Justin Collison turned himself in. He agreed to pay Ware's medical bills, and made some donations to non-profits such as the NAACP. He was never charged.

That wasn't good enough for Sanford's crusader. He spent the weekends handing out flyers demanding that the officers involved be held accountable to the community they served. He even helped to organize a town meeting. But in the end, the investigation determined that the Sanford police lieutenant's son hadn't received "preferential treatment."

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2010-12-29/news/os-video-man-attack-homeless-man-20101229_1_homeless-man-david-del-rosso-sanford-officers


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#1 : July 22, 2013, 12:21:50 PM

I don't see anything in the story you linked mentioning anything about a crusader.

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#2 : July 22, 2013, 12:34:20 PM

That aspect of the case hasn't received much coverage yet for some reason.

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#3 : July 22, 2013, 12:55:00 PM

I thought your post (story) sounded familiar. However, it's the first time I've heard the details.
Media memory-hole strikes again.
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(CNN) -- George Zimmerman gave a scathing review of the Sanford Police Department and accused its chief of engaging in a cover-up during a public meeting in January 2011.
Zimmerman's anger stemmed from the case of Sherman Ware, a black homeless man who was beaten by the son of a white police lieutenant.
Since Zimmerman shot and killed unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin in February -- in what he insists was self-defense -- Zimmerman's family has pointed to his efforts to "get justice" for Ware in response to people around the country who have accused him of racially profiling the 17-year-old. Zimmerman is Hispanic; Trayvon Martin was black.

Last year in September, Zimmerman wrote an e-mail to Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee saying, "In the past, I have not had a positive perspective of Sanford Police Department, due primarily to the Sherman Ware incident."
A video from the night of Ware's beating showed Justin Collison hitting the young man. Collison ended up pleading guilty to misdemeanor battery
Zimmerman's outrage over the incident was clear at the public meeting the previous January.
Attorneys in Zimmerman case want evidence sealed

"I would just like to state that the law is written in black and white. It should not and cannot be enforced in the gray for those that are in the thin blue line," he said at the hearing. CNN obtained a recording this week.
He mentioned Brian Tooley, who was Sanford's police chief at the time of the Ware incident. "I'd like to know what action the commission intends on making in order to repeal Mr. Tooley's pension. I'm not asking you to repeal his pension. I believe that he's already forfeited his pension by his illegal cover-up and corruption and what happened in his department."

While Zimmerman is not heard specifically mentioning Ware in the recording, the official minutes from the hearing state that citizen demands included "a full review of the Sherman Ware cover-ups on behalf of" Sanford police.

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/05/24/justice/florida-teen-shooting

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#4 : July 22, 2013, 01:21:39 PM

George Zimmerman, who has been in hiding since he was acquitted of murder in the death of Trayvon Martin, emerged to help rescue someone who was trapped in an overturned truck, police said today.
http://abcnews.go.com/m/story?id=19735432

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#5 : July 22, 2013, 01:24:03 PM

The people attacking this man's character slander only themselves. The longer they persist, the more they reveal it is not Zimmerman who has the racist character flaws.

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#6 : July 22, 2013, 01:42:10 PM

"George Zimmerman, who has been in hiding since he was acquitted of murder in the death of Trayvon Martin, emerged to help rescue someone who was trapped in an overturned truck, police said today."


Further details of this incident reveal that the man George Zimmerman rescued from the overturned vehicle was King Shamir Shabazz. it's being reported by the FHP that Shabazz was returning to his home when the accident occurred. Sources say he had been attending a "Justice for Trayvon" rally earlier in the day. ???


Truth is stranger than fiction.

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#7 : July 22, 2013, 01:55:23 PM

"George Zimmerman, who has been in hiding since he was acquitted of murder in the death of Trayvon Martin, emerged to help rescue someone who was trapped in an overturned truck, police said today."


Further details of this incident reveal that the man George Zimmerman rescued from the overturned vehicle was King Shamir Shabazz. it's being reported by the FHP that Shabazz was returning to his home when the accident occurred. Sources say he had been attending a "Justice for Trayvon" rally earlier in the day. ???


Truth is stranger than fiction.

It sure is. You couldn't have made that up if you tried could you?

Edit: I take it you made that bit up about King Shamir Shabazz.? Cos that's the Black Panther dude.
: July 22, 2013, 02:02:40 PM spartan

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#8 : July 22, 2013, 02:10:37 PM

"Edit: I take it you made that bit up about King Shamir Shabazz.? Cos that's the Black Panther dude."





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#9 : July 22, 2013, 02:24:22 PM




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#10 : July 22, 2013, 02:37:09 PM

George Zimmerman, who has been in hiding since he was acquitted of murder in the death of Trayvon Martin, emerged to help rescue someone who was trapped in an overturned truck, police said today.
http://abcnews.go.com/m/story?id=19735432

How dare he.   He should have just called 911 and sat in the car while waiting for the fire rescue and police to arrive.

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#11 : July 22, 2013, 02:39:26 PM

Apparently, he doesn't trust in police to get the job done.

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#12 : July 22, 2013, 02:51:35 PM

George Zimmerman, who has been in hiding since he was acquitted of murder in the death of Trayvon Martin, emerged to help rescue someone who was trapped in an overturned truck, police said today.
http://abcnews.go.com/m/story?id=19735432

How dare he.   He should have just called 911 and sat in the car while waiting for the fire rescue and police to arrive.

lolz


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#13 : July 22, 2013, 04:01:03 PM

Hero!


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#14 : July 23, 2013, 10:47:01 PM

Apparently, he doesn't trust in police to get the job done.

Whatever gave you that opinion?

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