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Zimmerman's Police Chief Agrees He's A 'Sandy Hook' Waiting To Happen


Society & Culture  (tags: George Zimmerman, Florida, police chief, Sandy Hook, Aurora, death, murder, crime, law, ethics, society, safety, violence, news )

Carrie
- 403 days ago - thinkprogress.org
Police Chief Steve Bracknell, who is responsible for the Florida town where George Zimmerman resides, agreed in a series of emails that Zimmerman is a "ticking time bomb" and another "Sandy Hook" waiting to happen.



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Alan Lambert (94)
Friday September 13, 2013, 8:16 pm
Maybe the next time when he shoots white people they'll convict him...
 

Joanne Dixon (40)
Friday September 13, 2013, 8:46 pm
I think maybe you mean IF he shoots white people. It is possible to be a ticking time bomb but still be very canny - notice I did NOT say intelligent.
 

Suzanne L. (155)
Friday September 13, 2013, 9:14 pm
It is a travesty that he was not convicted of murder.
 

Mary R. (260)
Friday September 13, 2013, 9:39 pm
NOTED
 

TomCat S. (234)
Friday September 13, 2013, 11:44 pm
Nevertheless, he's a Republican hero.
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (276)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 12:37 am
He makes me sick
 

Gloria picchetti (296)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 5:04 am
I wish I could send Tom Cat another Green Star!
 

Birgit W. (147)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 5:21 am
I still cannot understand how he could get away with murdering that poor young boy.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 5:30 am
Noted.
 

Mike M. (55)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 5:31 am
What can you say him and many like him are over the US and that is just wrong
 

Sandra Penna (106)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 5:39 am
noted.
 

Kathleen R. (203)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 7:00 am
As Brigit said, I also can not understand how he was not convicted of murder. But then again a jury let Casey Anthony go after she murdered her daughter. You just wonder where their brains are? Signed and noted.
 

Lona Goudswaard (71)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 8:20 am
Steve Bracknell may be quite right in agreeing that Zimmerman is a "ticking time bomb" and another "Sandy Hook" waiting to happen, but leaking his agreement to the press comes across as trying to set-up Zimmerman. Next time Zimmerman waves a gun around again, they will go in guns blazing in the next pre-emptive strike, having the 'support' of Bracknell. And people will applaud it, but it will not be justice. Even in this screwed case, two wrongs wouldn't make it a right.
 

Allan Yorkowita (445)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 8:41 am
How much longer are we going to be sublected to this SOB?
 

Rachael Clark (72)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 8:43 am
I hope they are watching him.
 

pam w. (191)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 9:39 am
I wish the jury could somehow have sentenced him to counseling or program to learn why he's got this compulsion to wave guns and be a cowboy!
 

Gary A L. (135)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 10:03 am
money buy's justice in america if your poor and brown you're screwed
 

Judith Hand (59)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 10:35 am
Noted and tweeted. The George Zimmerman case was my final straw before leaving FL after 25 years in a nearby county. The politics in that state is a ridiculous and maddening mess and the culture has never caught up with the real world.
 

GGmaSheila D. (172)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 12:39 pm
What happened to the ACLU and/or the Justice Dept filing charges?? We all know what Zimmerman is capable of, we saw it with Trayvon Martin. The next time he goes off it could be far worse than one innocent young man.
 

Chrissie H. (20)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 2:09 pm
If George Zimmerman had been jailed for the murder of Trayvon Martin as he should have been ,he would not be free now to threaten others with a gun. Watch this space,he is an accident waiting to happen !
 

Barbara K. (83)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 2:19 pm
He murdered Trayvon Martin and the Prosecutor told the ME to "shut up" and didn't want him to give the proof he had that he was murdered. The Prosecutor should be prosecuted and I hope they convict him for interfering with justice and have a new trial, as the the other one was nothing but a travesty with a bunch of bigots at the helm. That 17 year old boy was only 5' 10, not the 6' 3, the lawyers claimed; and Zimmerman was nearly 100 pounds heavier than Trayvon. There was no DNA from Zimmerman on Trayvon's body, anywhere or on his clothing. Trayvon never touched Zimmerman. Z's dad is a retired judge and they all knew how to fake everything and rig a trial and put in stupid jurors to get Z away with murder. He thinks he can do whatever he wants now and the law can't stop him. It is a shame that he had to meet up with an unarmed innocent boy walking home from the store in the rain and talking on the phone with a girl, just minding his own business. Z should have been minding his own business too.
 

Nancy M. (201)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 2:39 pm
Wow, thanks for posting this.
 

BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (467)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 2:55 pm
'What is not in dispute is that Zimmerman, despite his legal troubles and the police chief’s concerns,
is still permitted to carry a concealed weapon in the State of Florida.
In Florida, unlike other states like New York and New Jersey, authorities have no discretion over whether to grant or revoke concealed carry permits. Dr. Daniel Webster, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research, recently told Salon, “You’ve got all kinds of George Zimmermans and everything in between there who fall through the cracks of our exclusions. But if you ask any reasonable person how comfortable they are with an individual like that running around with a concealed, loaded gun, the vast majority would say they are not.”'

THAT is what is INSANE - our LUNATIC permissive Gun Laws! Thanks to the powerful NRA Lobby -
THAT is what is responsible for the CARNAGE - there are always crazy, aggressive, unstable people around.

But the U.S. is about the only place where YOU CAN'T STOP THEM FROM CARRYING GUNS AROUND WITH THEM EVERYWHERE, ALL THE TIME...
nope, no way to stop 'em...
and hair-trigger tempers will inevitably lead to REAL hair-triggers being fired...
 

Elizabeth M. (67)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 3:10 pm
He just might kill again. His wife who is divorcing him said he had the attitude that he is above the law now. I actually worried for her safety, cause when he blows he will no doubt take several down. It is a disgrace that he is still allowed to have a gun!
Thanks for updating this Carrie.
My thoughts are always with Trayvon's parents!
 

S J. (119)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 4:03 pm
Murderer, let him walk free? What happens to justice system there?

Thanks Carrie
 

Kit B. (276)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 4:17 pm

I read an article today that the ME said the prosecution had his proof that Trayvon could not have been sitting on top of Zimmerman.

*Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story said that Dr. Bao claimed Martin had been shot from the back. That cannot be verified at this time. Reports indicate that he did however say that examiniation of the wound revealed that Martin could not have been on top of Zimmerman at the shooting, and the physical evidence indicated that Martin could not have been the aggressor.

Bao claims that the prosecution never actually asked him the questions that were crucial to the success in the case, and that he changed his opinion from the time he initially examined Martin and the time he was on the stand. Bao and his attorney say they believe he was fired for questioning the way the case was handled, and possibly for not going long with the desired narrative.

Bao testified in court that the amount of marijuana that was found in Martin's system at the time of his death would have had little to no effect on his ability to reason—even though initiallyy he had stated that the drug could have possible impaired his mental state.
 

Sheri Schongold (6)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 5:40 pm
Ticking Time Bomb. Another Sandy Hook. Yes, yes, yes. That describes him perfectly. Zimmerman is all that and more. The more isn't any better. He needs to lose the license for the gun and then be gotten off the street. He will kill again. It will be a Black person again. He thinks he knows best. All I can say is that he is a certified lunatic and will prove it again and again.
 

Jeremy S. (3)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 6:39 pm
Right now, Zimmerman may think the entire country's against him. (And with fairly good reason, but never mind that now.) Because he feels persecuted, he may think he has nothing to lose, Therefore he may become more and more desperate, and more and more violent--all I can say is that I'm glad I don't live in Florida.

Come to think of it, I may be visiting Florida soon--hopefully far from where he lives...
 

Katie D. (86)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 9:11 pm
They always have proved they just get more violent! The JUROR'S WERE SITTING ON THEIR BRAINS!!!
THANK YOU
 

Jody B. (6)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 11:34 pm
I AGREE!!!
 

Jane H. (136)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 12:27 pm
Zimmerman is just plain bad news, and he will eventually have to face it.
 

Lois Jordan (56)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 12:41 pm
The end of the article says that there are more Zimmermans out there and law enforcement is concerned. We have enough loonies with guns in America, and we just keep adding more. With the successful recall of two CO legislators who voted for more gun restrictions in that state, I believe things are coming to a head. It was just before Xmas last year that Sandy Hook happened....nearly a whole year now. Things have only gotten worse, even though there haven't been any more mass murders of children. But, yeah, let's go bomb & shoot around other countries while we can't afford to house, feed or employ our own....this standard starts at the top and is conveyed to those with a warmongering mentality. It extends the "cowboy message" to the general American public. Other countries are noticing, too. The Australian who was murdered a couple weeks ago in OK in cold blood while he was on a morning run, by young adults who claim they did it because they "were bored" has caused Australia to rethink sending its citizens here.
 
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