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R.I.P. Delbert Tibbs: Exonerated Black Man Falsely Convicted & Sentenced to Death for Rape of White Girl by all White Jury | The BrownWatch: News for People of Color. – BrownWatch News

From [HERE] Florida exoneree Delbert Tibbs died Saturday night in his home in Chicago. In 1974, Tibbs, a black theological student, was convicted by an all white jury of the rape of a 16-year-old white girl and the murder of her 27-year-old male companion. The conviction was based on the testimony and misidentification of the female victim which was uncorroborated and inconsistent with her first description of her assailant, as well as on the testimony of a jailhouse informant who said that Tibbs had confessed to the crime. The informant later admitted that he had fabricated his story.

Tibbs served three years behind bars, two of which were on death row, before the Florida Supreme Court overturned the conviction and threw out the case because the verdict was not supported by the weight of the evidence.

Delbert later moved to Chicago where he wrote poetry and continued his advocacy against the death penalty as the Assistant Director of Membership and Training for Witness to Innocence. His story is one of six featured in the play “The Exonerated,” where actors tell the stories of non-DNA death row exonerees.

The DePaul University College of Law’s Center for Justice in Capital Cases in Chicago, Illinois, will host a public memorial for Tibbs on Monday, December 16 at 25 E. Jackson Boulevard, in the Rare Book Room on the 5th Floor from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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This Time Zimmerman Points his Gun in a White Woman’s Face. Same Result? | The BrownWatch: News for People of Color. – BrownWatch News

From [HERE] The latest conflict in racist suspectGeorge Zimmerman‘s life could come down — like so many others — to what is heard on a 911 emergency recording.

Zimmerman, 30, is scheduled to appear before a judge on Tuesday facing charges including aggravated assault, battery and criminal mischief for allegedly pointing a shotgun at his girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, during a dispute on Monday. The judge will decide whether Zimmerman, who was taken into custody Monday afternoon and spent the night in a 64-square-foot cell, will be allowed bail.

Zimmerman is no stranger to the jail in Seminole County, having spent time there after he was charged with killing Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager in Sanford, Fla., in 2012. Zimmerman also was sent to jail when his bail was revoked after questions arose about whether he had hidden assets when his initial bail was computed and when he lied about the status of his passport.

Eventually Zimmerman was freed on bail, but his movements were limited until a six-person jury (5 whites 1 Latino = no Blacks) acquitted him of murder charges in July in the shooting of Martin. During the trial, 911 tapes played an important role in establishing the chain of events that the jury considered.

In the current case, Scheibe, 27, called Seminole County authorities from her Apopka, Fla. home about 12:30 p.m. and complained that Zimmerman started an argument when she told him to leave, according to the arrest report from the sheriff’s office. Zimmerman began packing his belongings, including a shotgun and an assault rifle. She said she began putting his things in the living room and outside the house, and he became upset. She is a white person (see above photo).

The latest conflict in George Zimmerman‘s life could come down — like so many others — to what is heard on a 911 emergency recording and what white people think about it. In a white supremacy system, white life is more valuable than non-white life. [MORE]

Zimmerman, 30, is scheduled to appear before a judge on Tuesday facing charges including aggravated assault, battery and criminal mischief for allegedly pointing a shotgun at his girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, during a dispute on Monday. The judge will decide whether Zimmerman, who was taken into custody Monday afternoon and spent the night in a 64-square-foot cell, will be allowed bail.

Zimmerman is no stranger to the jail in Seminole County, having spent time there after he was charged with killing Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager in Sanford, Fla., in 2012. Zimmerman also was sent to jail when his bail was revoked after questions arose about whether he had hidden assets when his initial bail was computed.

At that point, the report says, he took the shotgun out of its case.

“You point your gun at my freaking face,” Scheibe is heard telling Zimmerman on the 911 call, also released by officials on Monday. “Get out of my house. Do not push me out of my house. Please get out of my house.”

There is a pause and she continues, saying to the dispatcher. “He pushed me out of my house and locked me out. … He knows how to do this. He knows how to play this game.”

Zimmerman, officials said, then barricaded himself inside the house. He called 911 to tell his side of the story.

“I have a girlfriend, who for lack of a better word, has gone crazy on me,” Zimmerman said.

Zimmerman denies pulling a weapon on his girlfriend and said it was she who smashed a table at the home they shared. He also told the dispatcher that Scheibe was pregnant with their child and that she had decided she would raise the child on her own. When Zimmerman started to leave, “she got mad,” he said.

At a Monday evening news conference, Seminole County Sheriff’s OfficeChief Deputy Dennis Lemma told reporters that Scheibe wasn’t pregnant.

Deputies eventually used a key to enter and push the furniture aside, Lemma said. Zimmerman put up no resistance when he was taken into custody.

Monday’s dispute was Zimmerman’s second domestic dispute involving police since he became a national name.  In September,  Zimmerman and his estranged wife were involved in a domestic dispute days after Shellie Zimmerman filed divorce papers. She was living in Lake Mary, Fla., and described to police how Zimmerman allegedly assaulted her father and threatened her and her father with a gun.

Zimmerman “is in his car and he continually has his hand on his gun and he keeps saying step closer and he is just threatening all of us,” Shellie Zimmerman told a 911 operator.

“He punched my dad on the nose. My dad has a mark on his face. I saw his glasses were on the floor. He accosted my father and then took my iPad out of my hand and smashed it and cut it with a pocket knife…. I’m really, really afraid.”

Lake Mary police recently said no charges would be filed against George or Shellie Zimmerman because there was not enough evidence.

Zimmerman has also been pulled over at least three times for traffic stops since his acquittal and at least one was caught on video.

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George Zimmerman arrested on domestic violence charges | www.wftv.com

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George Zimmerman booking mugshot 11/18/13

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. —

Channel 9 has confirmed George Zimmerman has been arrested on domestic violence charges in Seminole Countyon Monday.

The disturbance was at a residence on Topfield Court in unincorporated Apopka, although authorities haven’t said what exactly happened.

The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office said Zimmerman will be booked into the John E. Polk Correctional Facility.

No other details have been released.

George Zimmerman has made national headlines several times since his acquittal in July in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

Stay with WFTV.com and tune in to Eyewitness News at 4 p.m. as we work to uncover more details.

Over the summer, authorities were called to a domestic dispute involving Zimmerman and his wife, Shellie Zimmerman, shortly after she filed for divorce.

Shellie Zimmerman accused her estranged husband of punching her father and threatening them at the father’s home on Ridgewood Road.

In the end, no charges were filed against Zimmerman in the case.

Zimmerman was also accused by his wife’s mother of stealing property from her Lake Mary home, where Zimmerman had been staying.

Police are reviewing the case to determine if it will be a civil or criminal matter.

Zimmerman was also pulled over twice for speeding, once in Texas where he was let off with a warning and another time in Lake Mary, where he was issued a $256 ticket.

And he drew controversy for visiting the Kel-Tec gun manufacturing company in Cocoa, where he toured the facility and posed for a photo with a worker at the plant.

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Marissa´s Case | colouredjustice.wordpress.com

9357806550_565c4d69b6_mNew poster I designed. Free Marissa Now! Stop the legal lynching of a Blackdomestic violence survivor by Florida’s racist mandatory minimum sentencinglaws. #blacklivesmatter #freemarissanow#dignidadrebelde (Photo credit: dignidadrebelde)

 

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New poster I designed. Free Marissa Now! Stop the legal lynching of a Black domestic violence survivor by Florida’s racist mandatory minimum sentencing laws. #blacklivesmatter #freemarissanow#dignidadrebelde (Photo credit: dignidadrebelde)

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Florida OL alleges Arkansas player called him racial slur – NFL.com

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Florida center Jonotthan Harrison was ejected for pushing a referee in an Oct. 5 game vs. Arkansas.

Weeks after his somewhat mysterious ejection from Florida’s win over Arkansas, Gators center Jonotthan Harrison alleged that his tantrum, which resulted in his ejection and heated conversations with two Gators coaches, stemmed from an Arkansas player using a racial slur during the game.

“One play I got face-masked, then the next play I got called every version of the N-word known to man,” Harrison said. “I went up to the ref, and I’m like, ‘Ref, please, you have to control this player. He’s been calling me every racial slur.’ And I talk with my hands, as you guys probably have seen this whole time, and I touched the ref in his chest. I didn’t poke him.This from palmbeachpost.com:

“There was no malicious intent,” he said. “I wasn’t trying to be an A-hole or anything like that. I was honestly was just trying to tell the ref to get this player because I was getting attacked. I felt like I was getting harassed, and it was beyond football. Calling me the N-word and everything is not football anymore. It is just going out of your way.”

See Harrison’s ejection below:

Harrison’s media session Tuesday was the first time he has spoken to reporters since the Oct. 5 game. He did not identify which Arkansas player allegedly cast slurs.

Harrison’s anger was difficult to understand at the time, but he was involved in a heated exchange with two Florida coaches after the ejection. In the aftermath, there was no disciplinary action taken by the SEC office or Gators coach Will Muschamp — at least not publicly — for Harrison’s outburst.

Follow Chase Goodbread on Twitter @ChaseGoodbread.

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