The everchanging nature of Zimmerman’s tale

Update: New video evidence shows marks on the back of Zimmerman’s head, suggesting there was a scuffle … but no indication of a busted nose or blood on his clothes. I don’t know how it went down between George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin that night, but I really want to, along with a billion other people. Unfortunately, the police didn’t find out how it went down, either. They took the shooter’s word for it. The problem: George Zimmerman’s claim of self-defense doesn’t add up, and that law that protected him from arrest–Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” rule–doesn’t either. Nor should it mean that there would be no investigation. Every “Stand Your Ground” defense should be presented to a grand jury. And the law itself should be…

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Story about a homeless writer makes Forsyth County’s Polo Club webpage

This is as close as Brambleman gets to Forsyth County’s Polo Golf and Country Club. The webpage posted the Yahoo! News article about Brambleman, the Forsyth County saga. The house listings run from $200,000 to $800,000, but I’m sure there are some pricier ones up there, as well. Or, you could search the foreclosures section, things being tough all over, even in the Forsyth County and Cumming, Georgia real estate market. Here’s some more info about the book. Check back at www.brambleman.com tomo at rrow to see the latest review.

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The curious case of the man in the doorway

Update: The firefighters in the this case have been disciplined (verbal reprimand) for failing to file the proper paperwork in the case. Read more. Forsyth County Sheriff Ted Paxton is running for re-election, so this is not a good thing for him. The incident took place January 13, and I first saw the story in the Gainesville Times, but it’s obviously gaining traction. From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Forsyth County Fire Chief Danny Bowman said Thursday he requested the investigation last week because he was “not satisfied with the amount of information” in the summary of the 911 incident filed by three firefighters from Engine 8 who answered the January call. When they arrived at the home, the firefighters found Paxton passed out…

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Oh. My. God.

The proud white folks who run the Adolf Hitler fan page apparently like the premise of Brambleman enough to cover the book. While my novel does recount the expulsion of blacks from Forsyth County in 1912, unlike the white pride folks, I don’t treat it as a good thing. I hate to break it to them, but Brambleman is quite the opposite of a racist work, and the violence in Forsyth is the book’s bad beginning, not its happy ending. I’m not going to furnish a link to their site. Instead, you can read about Brambleman on Yahoo! News. I just realized that the “White Pride” page also publishes Yahoo News. It’s just pronounced differently and should be called “News for Yahoos.”  

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Zimmerman’s self-defense claim erodes a little more

Police have released videos of George Zimmerman being brought into the Sanford, Florida police station the night he shot and killed Trayvon Martin. In the videos, Zimmerman shows no signs of the beating he claimed he endured at the hands of Martin. Also, the funeral director in charge of preparing the shooting victim for burial has reported that he saw no marks on Trayvon’s hands indicating the youth had been in a fight. See story.  

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