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Date: 04/22/12 10:45 AM

153 Responses to A Tale Of Two Hoodies: Trayvon Martin [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8044 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 10:01 am
    Link: A Tale Of Two Hoodies: Trayvon Martin - A controversial painting by Michael DAntuono inspired by the Trayvon Martin case. Is it over the line I-A-B? (Credits)
  2. Profile photo of lostinkorea
    lostinkorea Female 30-39
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    April 22, 2012 at 10:51 am
    Totally not over the line. This is DAntuono`s interpretation of this specific case. I like the pic.
  3. Profile photo of OutWest
    OutWest Male 50-59
    546 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 10:53 am
    Very racist
  4. Profile photo of yusuksomuch
    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
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    April 22, 2012 at 10:54 am
    this is more of an ode to media deception and anti American propaganda than to anything that really ever really happened, but this will release the lemmings here for sure
  5. Profile photo of jeanpaul91
    jeanpaul91 Male 18-29
    128 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 10:55 am
    hang on, George Zimmerman is not a cop. What is this about?
  6. Profile photo of collegebound
    collegebound Male 18-29
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    April 22, 2012 at 10:59 am
    yes it is...it wasn`t a cop that shot Trayvon...and that isn`t even how he got shot.

    if the painting were truer to the events that are said to have happened i would like it more.
  7. Profile photo of Gortrok
    Gortrok Male 18-29
    773 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 11:00 am
    Yeah wow, that is super bullsh-t. Black people really need to get over themselves.
  8. Profile photo of paddy215
    paddy215 Male 18-29
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    April 22, 2012 at 11:01 am
    More proof that the USA is retarded.
  9. Profile photo of ggolbez
    ggolbez Male 18-29
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    April 22, 2012 at 11:02 am
    This is a photo of Zimmerman`s head when the police arrived.

  10. Profile photo of yusuksomuch
    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
    1008 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 11:07 am
    "more proof that the USA is retarded"

    this type of thing is what lemmings use as "proof" for moronic broad stroke claims about the USA. but keep on keepin on because it might get you laid!
  11. Profile photo of Gottamgear
    Gottamgear Male 18-29
    670 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 11:09 am
    ggolbez really! If he would have kept his hood on his head, it wouldn`t have gotten nearly as scratched up!
  12. Profile photo of FemBot
    FemBot Female 18-29
    262 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 11:18 am
    Also Trayvon wasn`t a 6 year old.
  13. Profile photo of DrProfessor
    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    April 22, 2012 at 11:18 am
    Incredibly inflammatory, biased, and misrepresentative. God dammit, people need to stop making their own judgments before all evidence has been considered and the case decided.
  14. Profile photo of LillianDulci
    LillianDulci Female 18-29
    2674 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 11:21 am
    ggolbez, point? He had two small cuts, it just so happens that if you get injured on your head, you bleed a lot.
  15. Profile photo of OpsAss13
    OpsAss13 Male 30-39
    514 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 11:24 am
    Jesus drating Christ this stupid ass picture infuriated me.

    1.) The Confederate Flag is history and not a symbol of racism. Just because a few dumbasses use it as a symbol does not negate the history of the flag.

    2.) Since when is TM a little 5 year old?

    3.) GZ was not a police officer.

    4.) I have heard no ties of GZ to the KKK.

    @Kitteh, way to race-bait so epically in one post. This is obviously ridiculous propaganda. Why the hell would you post it?
  16. Profile photo of Gottamgear
    Gottamgear Male 18-29
    670 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 11:24 am
    Maybe Zimmy used the hood to clean off the blood?
  17. Profile photo of kangoala
    kangoala Male 18-29
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    April 22, 2012 at 11:25 am
    All opinions about the case aside, this is an incredible piece of art.
  18. Profile photo of FinkStinger
    FinkStinger Male 30-39
    147 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 11:28 am
    Nice pic. It`s now my wallpaper. I mean in my house. ggolbez, those cuts are where he pinned his hood on.
  19. Profile photo of FinkStinger
    FinkStinger Male 30-39
    147 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 11:30 am
    "this type of thing is what lemmings use as "proof" for moronic broad stroke claims about the USA. but keep on keepin on because it might get you laid!"

    More proof that the USA is retarded.
  20. Profile photo of aroc91
    aroc91 Male 18-29
    182 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 11:33 am
    Jesus, when will people realize that Zimmerman, despite his last name, is Hispanic?
  21. Profile photo of collegebound
    collegebound Male 18-29
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    April 22, 2012 at 11:33 am
    it doesn`t matter whose side you are on in this case...

    the painter is a drating idiot. this is nothing more than embarrassing and insulting.
  22. Profile photo of OpsAss13
    OpsAss13 Male 30-39
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    April 22, 2012 at 11:34 am
    If this crap isn`t bad enough, I found this on his site.
  23. Profile photo of collegebound
    collegebound Male 18-29
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    April 22, 2012 at 11:34 am
    aroc91: he`s white AND hispanic. but people only seem to care about the white part...
  24. Profile photo of drworm2002
    drworm2002 Male 30-39
    662 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 11:35 am
    @ggolbez Does that look like his head was smashed into the ground? Where is the matted dirt that should be stuck into the blood? If he is bleeding that bad it would have been dirty and smudged. Also, it looks like it is cut in a straight line.
  25. Profile photo of collegebound
    collegebound Male 18-29
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    April 22, 2012 at 11:35 am
    OpsAss13: just more proof that he`s a drating idiot...dont post anymore of that trash here and dont give people any ideas to do so...
  26. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8044 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 11:38 am
    OpsAss13, This is controversial art on a controversial subject that popped up on two of my news/social sites that I frequent. Since it is about a heavily discussed topic on I-A-B I thought I would post it for everyone to speak their opinion on it. Good or bad.
    It is just the artists impression of what he feels on the case.
    A lot of what is in media today or on websites might be viewed as propaganda, but it is not my position to judge, just merely to put it out there for people to discuss. (kinda my job as a mod)
    Many people will have different opinions from you or me...this thread will allow them to share it.
  27. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 22, 2012 at 11:43 am
    Sometimes, art should be grounds for punishment, because it incites anger and retaliation.
  28. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    April 22, 2012 at 11:43 am
    Racist card much?
  29. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    April 22, 2012 at 11:47 am

    I would say this painting accurately portrays the situation.

    It contains no facts other than skittles, just a lot of messed up drama.
  30. Profile photo of Neoptolemos
    Neoptolemos Male 30-39
    625 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 11:47 am
    Ugh, f**k the Trayvon Martin case. Enough already, you whiny pansies.
  31. Profile photo of Brometheus
    Brometheus Male 30-39
    376 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 11:47 am
    Your move Jon McNaughton.
  32. Profile photo of Buiadh
    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    April 22, 2012 at 11:49 am
    That`s just flame-baiting.
  33. Profile photo of OpsAss13
    OpsAss13 Male 30-39
    514 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 11:52 am
    I understand your position Kitteh and I will apologize for saying what I did. This picture pissed me off and I have had a chance to mellow out. I stand on my position that the artist is a douche.

    @collegebound, I agree. I just had to post it to discredit the "artist" even further. The artist = suck.
  34. Profile photo of gladhatter
    gladhatter Male 50-59
    219 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 11:52 am
    This is bullpoop!
  35. Profile photo of crucifyed4us
    crucifyed4us Male 18-29
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    April 22, 2012 at 11:55 am
    I don`t know what the Confederate States of America had to do with the shooting...seeing as they have been dissolved for a while now. I wonder if he could even aim with that hood on, I know I can`t with mine.
  36. Profile photo of Agent00Smith
    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
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    April 22, 2012 at 11:57 am
    ....Zimmerman is half Mexican for God`s sake`s!
  37. Profile photo of Steelgrid
    Steelgrid Male 30-39
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    April 22, 2012 at 12:04 pm
    Stupid m.other draters the shooter was mexican......
  38. Profile photo of leesah
    leesah Female 18-29
    1566 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 12:06 pm
    What? An aging hipster with a useless art degree supports Obama? I don`t blame him, I`d be painting masterpieces for the man siphoning money from actual working citizens to support my living too!
  39. Profile photo of AtheistAlien
    AtheistAlien Male 30-39
    809 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 12:09 pm
    What a bunch of morons. The guy that shot the dumb kid was mexican! Whatever, blame white people. This is why we hate you. Morons.
  40. Profile photo of swoop408
    swoop408 Male 18-29
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    April 22, 2012 at 12:13 pm
    I`m not understanding why anyone would get pissed. Who cares? Move on.
  41. Profile photo of Solvent
    Solvent Male 18-29
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    April 22, 2012 at 12:22 pm
    Well that`s not biased at all...
  42. Profile photo of yusuksomuch
    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
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    April 22, 2012 at 12:22 pm
    "more proof that the USA is retarded"

    more proof that lemmings don`t have any original thought
  43. Profile photo of collegebound
    collegebound Male 18-29
    3745 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 12:22 pm
    AtheistAlien: you hate white people? hmmmm...you should re-evaluate your thinking. i dont think its necessary but ill also mention that its not just black people saying that Z is white (which is half true).
  44. Profile photo of HolyGod
    HolyGod Male 30-39
    6781 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 12:26 pm
    AtheistAlien
    Actually he was half white half Peruvian and 0% Mexican. If you are going to be stupid, at least be stupid with the correct facts,
  45. Profile photo of Dannylion
    Dannylion Female 18-29
    7 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 12:27 pm
    @AtheistAlien Mexicans are considered white. That`s why some forms give the option "Non-hispanic caucasian".

    Also, they made it look like Trayvon was 8 years old. It does seem to be very biased.
  46. Profile photo of Zieveraar
    Zieveraar Male 30-39
    415 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 12:28 pm
    Keeping it nice and simple, wasn`t crap like this why Martin got shot in the first place? You know, just thinking in stereotypes and stuff like that?
  47. Profile photo of HolyGod
    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    April 22, 2012 at 12:28 pm
    Sweet. So we`ve turned a 17 yr old wannabe thug into a sweet little 8 yr old.
  48. Profile photo of collegebound
    collegebound Male 18-29
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    April 22, 2012 at 12:31 pm
    "@AtheistAlien Mexicans are considered white."

    where? just cuz they are light skinned? so then Asians are white too? Middle Easterners are either considered black or white? hate to tell you this but whoever came up with that ideology needs to re-evaluate their hypothesis.
  49. Profile photo of collegebound
    collegebound Male 18-29
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    April 22, 2012 at 12:31 pm
    HolyGod: have you not seen "The Wire"? 8 year olds can be thugs too :|
  50. Profile photo of LordJim
    LordJim Male 60-69
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    April 22, 2012 at 12:34 pm
    I`m genuinely confused about the whole `Hispanic` thing. As far as I can see it means anyone descended from a Spanish linguistic/cultural background. Does that mean that people from Spain are categorised as non-white?
  51. Profile photo of LillianDulci
    LillianDulci Female 18-29
    2674 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 12:36 pm
    leesah, wtf does this have to do with Obama? o.o
  52. Profile photo of Ripper398
    Ripper398 Male 18-29
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    April 22, 2012 at 12:38 pm
    Half of this forum is full of ignorant pricks... on both sides. Painter is troll.
  53. Profile photo of LillianDulci
    LillianDulci Female 18-29
    2674 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 12:38 pm
    LordJim, a lot of forms say white (non-Hispanic) for this very reason, because Hispanic people can be white. In the case of Zimmerman, he`s half Hispanic, half caucasian, and can be considered white as a result. Some people just want to emphasize the Hispanic part (even though being Hispanic doesn`t mean you`re not white).
  54. Profile photo of collegebound
    collegebound Male 18-29
    3745 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 12:38 pm
    LordJim: Right. Spain would be Hispanic too.

    Spain, Mexico, and all of those bitchin` islands they got that sound spanish are indeed spanish.
  55. Profile photo of LillianDulci
    LillianDulci Female 18-29
    2674 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 12:39 pm
    As far as the actual painting, if not for the fake skittles I wouldn`t even realize it was about Travyon/Zimmerman. Poor depiction of reality.
  56. Profile photo of Dad4Life
    Dad4Life Male 50-59
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    April 22, 2012 at 12:43 pm
    What an uniformed a-hole.
  57. Profile photo of collegebound
    collegebound Male 18-29
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    April 22, 2012 at 12:43 pm
    LillianDulci: exactly. this looks like it was painted for another case entirely. as i stated earlier its a good painting. but it doesnt go with what it is supposed to making almost (imo) insulting...
  58. Profile photo of zeebeedee
    zeebeedee Male 50-59
    614 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 12:53 pm
    The artist is a troll
  59. Profile photo of tsheriff
    tsheriff Male 18-29
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    April 22, 2012 at 12:54 pm
    yeah cause thats what trevon looked like
  60. Profile photo of leesah
    leesah Female 18-29
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    April 22, 2012 at 1:13 pm
    "leesah, wtf does this have to do with Obama? o.o"

    lmao I meant to quote Ops, he posted another painting by the same artist of Obama as Christ.
  61. Profile photo of Steelgrid
    Steelgrid Male 30-39
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    April 22, 2012 at 1:20 pm
    "Sweet. So we`ve turned a 17 yr old wannabe thug into a sweet little 8 yr old. "

    Just like the media!!!
  62. Profile photo of OutWest
    OutWest Male 50-59
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    April 22, 2012 at 1:21 pm
    Some people see everything in Black and White...
  63. Profile photo of Tubby12370
    Tubby12370 Male 18-29
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    April 22, 2012 at 1:28 pm
    It wasn`t a cop that shot him, get your facts straight, Michael Dantuono.
  64. Profile photo of 97e4ad
    97e4ad Male 50-59
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    April 22, 2012 at 1:29 pm
    Did you mean to say "uninformed" (ignorant) or "uniformed" (wearing a uniform)?

    Last time I heard, the kid was not shot by a cop, or a white supremacist, so this is a weak-ass argument. I guess it made the illustrator feel better.
  65. Profile photo of mon360
    mon360 Male 13-17
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    April 22, 2012 at 1:45 pm
    I don`t even know who travyon martin is, can someone explain the case?
  66. Profile photo of Lobotomy
    Lobotomy Male 13-17
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    April 22, 2012 at 1:48 pm
    @Mon360 Yes, google will do a fine job of that.
  67. Profile photo of yusuksomuch
    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
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    April 22, 2012 at 1:49 pm
    mon360 wins
  68. Profile photo of honkeylips
    honkeylips Male 30-39
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    April 22, 2012 at 1:49 pm
    @mon360 Not only are you from the US, but you`re from the Southern US and you don`t know who Trayvon Martin is? Really?
  69. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    April 22, 2012 at 1:54 pm
    I cannot help but believe that if Trayvon Martin had beaten George Zimmerman to death, none of you liberal @$$holes would have given a dry rusty f***.
  70. Profile photo of Buiadh
    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    April 22, 2012 at 1:56 pm
    @OldOllie - Go boil your head somewhere. Preferably away from me with comments like that.
  71. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    April 22, 2012 at 2:05 pm
    Yeah, here we go with the `Saint Skittles` artwork.

    Never mind the facts, just paint the race baiting.
  72. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 22, 2012 at 2:06 pm
    It`s about as over the line as Nazi anti-Jewish propaganda of the 1930s. Which isn`t surprising, as it has the same purpose.
  73. Profile photo of xigris
    xigris Male 18-29
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    April 22, 2012 at 2:10 pm
    +1 to this...
    "Sweet. So we`ve turned a 17 yr old wannabe thug into a sweet little 8 yr old. "


    I love how the media keeps trying to portray martin as an innocent little kid... Trayvor Martin was a wannabe gangster who drated with the wrong guy... Some may say it was a communication problem, but when he doubled back to confront Zimmerman he made his point clear - Zimmerman was in the full right of the law to defend himself.
  74. Profile photo of ledzeppeloyd
    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
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    April 22, 2012 at 2:21 pm
    o hes guilty don`t get me wrong, hes guilty for murder, hes not on trial for being a racist so stop acting like its a race issue
  75. Profile photo of CaptainPabst
    CaptainPabst Male 18-29
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    April 22, 2012 at 2:22 pm
    why would a mexican be kkk
  76. Profile photo of ryan99
    ryan99 Male 13-17
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    April 22, 2012 at 2:23 pm
    WOOOOOOW holy drating retarded poo.
  77. Profile photo of Katy526
    Katy526 Female 18-29
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    April 22, 2012 at 2:33 pm
    Uhm......It`s art not journalism
  78. Profile photo of onoffonoffon
    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
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    April 22, 2012 at 2:58 pm
    Maybe he`s sharing stolen skittles?
  79. Profile photo of drips
    drips Male 30-39
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    April 22, 2012 at 3:00 pm
    Ah, an inflammilatory painting by a jackass `artist` trying to garner some interest in his art and make some money on the back of a big story.
  80. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    April 22, 2012 at 3:17 pm
    Um, Trayvon was 7" TALLER than George...

    Actually, so complete is the fail, further pointing out of faulty details is entirely unneccessary...
  81. Profile photo of bacon_pie
    bacon_pie Male 30-39
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    April 22, 2012 at 3:23 pm
    Of course it`s a white persons fault because Gorge Zimmerman is Hispanic.
  82. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    April 22, 2012 at 3:26 pm
    The rest of this guy`s "art" is self-serving leftist wet dreams too.

    Confederate Flag? Zimmerman`s Mom is from Peru and his Dad was a Jew! WHAT THE drat MAN!
  83. Profile photo of Rawrg
    Rawrg Male 18-29
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    April 22, 2012 at 3:29 pm
    Unless the artist is trying to be ironic and represent the blinders to reality that the leadership of the black community are wearing, then he`s a douche bag.
  84. Profile photo of Viking864
    Viking864 Male 40-49
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    April 22, 2012 at 3:32 pm
    Its a fat guy stealing a kid`s Skittles.
  85. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    April 22, 2012 at 3:33 pm
    It contains no facts other than skittles,
    Um, @Gerry1? look again, it`s "Sweeties"!

    Sorry if someone already pointed that out, lolz! Reading the comments...

    And @kitteh9 has every right & reason to post this. There are two sides to the story, it`s useful to see what the other side is saying...
    Not that we can avoid it from the one-sided MSM...
  86. Profile photo of Corpsecrank
    Corpsecrank Male 30-39
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    April 22, 2012 at 3:34 pm
    I love it.
  87. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    April 22, 2012 at 3:41 pm
    @Rawrg: Go look at the rest of his "art", he`s completely serious about this painting`s depiction. He even defends it (a little) in the comments.
    In other words: douchebag city!

    And it is 100% true! If Martin had killed Zimmerman, not one word of national media attention would be paid to the story. Nevermind international! It is to laugh!
  88. Profile photo of Armauld
    Armauld Female 30-39
    107 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 4:03 pm
    Okay, the picture is over the line and not terribly accurate.

    However, all the people blaming Martin, an unarmed kid who was buying candy and going home, stop it. Just f`ing stop it. I don`t care if Martin was tall, that doesn`t make it okay to kill him, I don`t care if he was wearing a hoodie, that doesn`t make it okay to kill him, I don`t care if he was black, that doesn`t make it okay to kill him.

    Please, please, please stop this crap. It is embarrassing. Zimmerman should have listened to the 911 operator instead of chasing a teenager with a gun and trying to be a hero.

    So stop embarassing yourselves by defending Zimmerman`s actions. If more info comes out at the trial, so be it, but a kid is dead and that`s a tragedy. Another man will probably waste his life behind bars, also a tragedy.
  89. Profile photo of thelonious
    thelonious Male 40-49
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    April 22, 2012 at 4:12 pm
    Bring on the usual roll call of people who have this whole case completely decided on a gut feeling because they know how this and all things like this ever go down without needing more than 2 pieces of evidence.

    You people can go fark yourselves and I thank the holy anti-particle you have no place in shaping the justice system.
  90. Profile photo of schecter5
    schecter5 Male 18-29
    406 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 4:21 pm
    Wow... this is a troll right?

    Zimmerman is half hispanic... they would let him into the KKK as soon as the NAACP would demand i get let into grad school because the program i`m going for is predominately black.

    Please tell me this is a troll.
  91. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    April 22, 2012 at 4:26 pm
    Okay, all you sanctimonious libtards who are convinced that you have the divine power to determine the facts of this case, i.e., that "Martin, an unarmed kid who was buying candy and going home," stop it. Just f`ing stop it.

    GZ`s story is that TM was wandering around like he was casing the neighborhood, which has suffered a rash of burglaries. (TM, by the way, was on suspension for POSSESSION OF BURGLARY TOOLS AND A BUNCH OF WOMEN`S JEWELRY!!!)

    If TM was really going home, GZ NEVER WOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO CATCH UP WITH HIM. TM instead doubled back and confronted Zimmerman. He then cold-cocked him, breaking his nose and knocking him to the ground. Next, he jumped on top of him and started pounding his head into the concrete sidewalk. Zimmerman then shot him in SELF-DEFENSE.

    Do I know this to be the complete truth? No, but it is 100% CONSISTENT with ALL the publicly available evidence, and NONE of the GZ-murdered-TM scenarios can make that claim.
  92. Profile photo of notorious98
    notorious98 Male 30-39
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    April 22, 2012 at 4:49 pm
    @thelonious

    Actually, if these people you`re talking about are registered to vote, they DO have a place in shaping the justice system. Or are you unaware of how jury duty works?
  93. Profile photo of 8BitHero
    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    April 22, 2012 at 4:55 pm
    .....AMMMUUUUUUUUURICA!
  94. Profile photo of Shelworth
    Shelworth Male 50-59
    385 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 5:14 pm
    Ha ha, you misspelled Skittles!
  95. Profile photo of xiquiripat
    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    April 22, 2012 at 5:15 pm
    Just the kind of polemical hyperbole that has distorted this case from the beginning. I don`t now if Zimmerman is guilty of murder or gross negligent homicide or what. But he was not a racist, didn`t hate black people, and should get a fair trial without a lynch mob waiting to string him up regardless. drat this "artist" and his crap paintings.
  96. Profile photo of Norris
    Norris Male 18-29
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    April 22, 2012 at 5:30 pm
    Zimmerman will go free not because of some gross injustice..

    simply because hes innocent of murder :P
  97. Profile photo of Elevill
    Elevill Male 30-39
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    April 22, 2012 at 5:43 pm
    Since when did the KKK start allowing Mexicans in? This painting is inaccurate on several levels.
  98. Profile photo of fancythat
    fancythat Male 30-39
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    April 22, 2012 at 6:03 pm
    well, in all fairness, that kid was loitering and looks like the person matching the description of someone who stole sweeties candies...
  99. Profile photo of Enjin
    Enjin Male 30-39
    802 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 6:17 pm
    I think this is a fantastic representation of the story put forth by the media. I see this as a condemnation of "news" media in the US and how they are willing to do anything to make a buck.
    I have no idea what the artist intended, but hey all art is subjective.
  100. Profile photo of sarita1225
    sarita1225 Female 30-39
    43 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 6:27 pm
    Zimmerman isn`t Mexican, FYI. All latinos are of the same nationality like all caucasions are the same nationality (they`re not).
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    thelonious Male 40-49
    3284 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 6:46 pm
    @notorious98: Being on a jury is not shaping the justice system. That is a meta concept and the exact reason why we do not allow jury members to change the system they are participating in. The average, or below average public has no business in deciding justice process. They are allowed to participate in the jury, after being hand picked or discarded.
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
    2737 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 6:51 pm
    None of that is correct.Did a negro paint this, or a wigger?
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    Steelgrid Male 30-39
    2700 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 7:14 pm
    "well, in all fairness, that kid was loitering and looks like the person matching the description of someone who stole sweeties candies..."

    Or he looked, acted, and probably played the role of a goddamned thug, and no one is willing to admit hes not the sweet little boy that the media portrays...
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    ruy-guy Male 18-29
    230 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 7:36 pm
    didnt they say that at the time trayvon was shot he was like 6"2 had tattoos and grills?? i mean some lil boy he was lolol
  105. Profile photo of Armauld
    Armauld Female 30-39
    107 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 8:19 pm
    Old Ollie: The 911 operator told GZ not to follow the kid. GZ shouldn`t have followed him.

    Even if TM was casing the neighborhood (which we really don`t know), once Zimmerman had reported it and he didn`t see a victim in immediate danger, he should have left the rest to the police.

    Everybody talks about GZ standing his ground, but what about TM? Even if GZ has cuts on himself, so what? TM was allowed to fight back a psycho too.

  106. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    32834 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 8:22 pm
    @Armauld: M stopped and `checked out` Z (who was sitting in his car, on the phone with 911) for fully 90 seconds. He then ran away. Z chased him for 13 seconds! Right after the 911 guy suggested he stop, he DID! He then talks for 90+ more seconds, M is long gone.
    It`s all on tape, proof not speculation.
    One minute later, their fight begins.
    In 2 & 1/2 minutes, Trayvon couldn`t WALK home?

    THIS:

    Is better "art" than crap-boy`s painting.
  107. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    32834 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 8:26 pm



    For @Armauld, and this painting too.
  108. Profile photo of Armauld
    Armauld Female 30-39
    107 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 8:27 pm
    Thelonius:

    I said we don`t know all the details. I`m not saying that Zimmerman is guilty, but all the people on here looking to attack the victim with next to no evidence is silly and mean-spirited. Probably not all of it is racist, but much of it is.

    Zimmerman DID shoot Martin, we know that part for sure. So now he better have a damn good reason, it`s not up to Treyvon Martin to prove Treyvon`s innocence, it`s up to Zimmerman to prove he did it to save his own life.

    We also DO know that Treyvon may have been tall but he was also a skinny teenager and that he was unarmed. This doesn`t mean he didn`t freak out and attack a man who was following him (maybe he attacked his stalker in perceived self-defense), he might have.

    However Zimmerman put himself in that position after a 911 Operator told him specifically not to.
  109. Profile photo of Armauld
    Armauld Female 30-39
    107 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 8:31 pm
    Woohoo! Nobody gives me paintings!! I must be special.

    Then why did Zimmerman follow after that? If he had left it to the police, Martin would be alive, Zimmerman would be out of prison and if Martin was casing places they could have arrested him.
  110. Profile photo of Baelzar
    Baelzar Male 40-49
    1399 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 8:42 pm
    You all know nothing.

    Facts of the Trayvon Martin case
  111. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    32834 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 8:46 pm
    ;-) Any excuse to show "Mad Kitty" on IAB! lolz!
    Glad you took it in the light-hearted spirit it was given.

    Back to arguing: NO Z did not follow M! It seems that M came back to confront Z, not the other way around.
    Like I said, the 2+ minutes to walk 70 yards? Not speculation: it`s a fact!

    It`s very true: we do not know all the details, the "pro-Z" side has been saying that since day 1!
    But the few facts we DO know? Let`s try to include them in our speculations, rather than IGNORE them, OK?

    It`s a fact: 911 recordings + cell phone records prove: Trayvon had over 2 minutes, no Zimmerman in sight, to walk 210 feet to his home.
    But he didn`t. Z had nothing to do with that.
  112. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    32834 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 8:57 pm
    HOLY POO @Baelzar! I`m only part way through, but I think I`ve learned more than by reading every MSM report combined!
    The cops grilled him for 6 hours that night?
    The did a `re-encatment` and further questioning the next day?

    NEWS TO ME!

    You should suggest that link, and others like it, to the IAB submissions!
  113. Profile photo of markust123
    markust123 Male 40-49
    3890 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 9:09 pm
    "point? He had two small cuts, it just so happens that if you get injured on your head, you bleed a lot."

    You are spot on. Head wounds bleed so much blood. For all the talk, the blood on Zimmerman`s head is nothing. When I was a boy my dad let me fire his friends 357 Magnum. Did dad tell his little boy to lock his arms? No, why would he want to do that? The gun kicked back and the hammer slammed into my forehead. It was a short cut but blood was pumping out to the beat of my heart in little waves. There was so much blood that when I got home my mom thought I had been shot. Looking at the picture of Zimmerman`s head there`s not much blood.
  114. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    32834 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 9:22 pm
    @markust: It was raining lightly at the time... just saying.
    No one said they were "deep wounds" I KNOW how much even a small headwound bleeds! Seen it!
    It`s more like he got bashed into cement, scraped and bruised, but not deeply cut. He DID get stitches the next day at a Doctor`s office.

    vv Go read @Baelzar`s link, it`s REALLY long, but crammed full of information!

    The Martin family lawyers SEALED the Coroner`s Report? NOT the cops? Why in heaven`s name would they do that? It WILL come out in the trial, so why seal it?
    If Trayvon had drugs in his system at the time of death? THAT would pretty much exonerate Zimmerman.

    But as the link says: they don`t have to "win" at trial, it just has to happen and BOOM they`re in the MONEY!
  115. Profile photo of SarahofBorg
    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
    3564 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 9:26 pm
    ...bit of an exaggeration. I both think that Zimmerman made a severe misjudgement slightly based in racism but also he really did believe he was defending himself.
  116. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    32834 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 9:31 pm
    (from that link)
    DeeDee, the girlfriend, talked to Trayvon for SIX HOURS on the phone that Sunday. SIX!
    Neither of Trayvon`s parents knew of her existance.
    She remained silent, not even trying to phone Trayvon again (despite not knowing he was dead).
    THEN, after carefully trying to delete her "on line identity" (lawyers involved obviously) she comes out with "her story".
    The day after the shooting? She hardly seems "devistated". The Martin`s Lawyers are obviously telling lies.
  117. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    32834 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 9:35 pm
    @SarahofBorg: Not on `racism` because we know Z was NOT racist against blacks.
    He just saw someone `acting weird` while on his way to the grocery store, race was never an issue.



    ANOTHER picture of 17 year-old Trayvon the MSM seems to have "missed". ffs, it`s getting worse every day, this blatent bigotry.
  118. Profile photo of SpermNinja81
    SpermNinja81 Male 30-39
    459 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 9:52 pm
    I feel like skittles now :s
  119. Profile photo of eddy666
    eddy666 Male 30-39
    523 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 10:06 pm
    Why must people continue to try to associate the confederate flag with racism?
  120. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 10:38 pm
    "Old Ollie: The 911 operator told GZ not to follow the kid. GZ shouldn`t have followed him."

    There`s no evidence that he did.

    "Even if TM was casing the neighborhood (which we really don`t know), once Zimmerman had reported it and he didn`t see a victim in immediate danger, he should have left the rest to the police."

    See above.

    Everybody talks about GZ standing his ground, but what about TM? Even if GZ has cuts on himself, so what?

    The Stand Your Ground law probably doesn`t even apply here. Stand Your Ground means you do not have to retreat if you feel threatened. When you`re on your back, and some guy is on top of you trying to cave your skull in, you can`t retreat. That makes it a simple case of self-defense.

    "TM was allowed to fight back a psycho too."

    In order for TM to "fight back," GZ would had to have attacked him first. There`s not a single shred of evidence to support that
  121. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 10:47 pm
    ... it`s up to Zimmerman to prove he did it to save his own life.
    Damn, I`m glad I don`t live in Canada. Down here we have what`s call the "presumption of innocence." That means when you are accused of a crime, you don`t have to prove jack $#!+. The burden of proof is ENTIRELY on the prosecution, and from what I`ve seen in the news and in their pooty indictment, they don`t have jack $#!+.
  122. Profile photo of PoopNoodle
    PoopNoodle Male 40-49
    400 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 10:58 pm
    God, I`m so sick of hearing about this kind of crap. Let the courts do their job people. No one on this forum has all of the information required to pass judgement.
    Besides, if I hear one more person say "poor innocent little Trayvon. He was only shot because he was black". I`m gonna scream.
    The Martin parents are just trying to make themselves into martyrs. Why else would they trademark the kid`s name? Al Sharpton is just trying to stoke the fires so he can hold onto his job. And all of the black people blaming us white people for their oppression, should shut up, get a job (and quit asking me for change in downtown Chicago), get educated and quit portraying your selves as victims. Black people`s biggest enemy is other black people.
  123. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    32834 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 11:01 pm
    @OldOllie: You are correct! BE GLAD you don`t live here in Canada, it sux!
    One detail I disagree with you:
    The evidence shows that Z "persued" M for... 13 seconds!
    That shortly after being "advised" to stop persuing... Z DID!
    So the whole "stalker" thing the MSM and libtards have a fantasy about? Completely disproven by actual facts.
    Just sayin!
    Did you check Baelzar`s Link out yet? HOLY POO!
  124. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    32834 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 11:07 pm
    vv Um, why is a spammer talking about "goats"???
    FANCYLAD! You got some `splaining to doooo...
  125. Profile photo of ShweeTooth
    ShweeTooth Male 18-29
    33 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 11:25 pm
    Ugh Jesus drating Christ.. here we go again. whoever posted this was just BEGGING for a flamewar..
  126. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    32834 posts
    April 22, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    Yup, NO PHOTOS of Trayvon at age 17 exist! So says the MSM, and they`re professionals!

    Welcome to IAB @Shweetooth! Here`s a program...
    (hint: flame wars and Christian Baiting are "fair game" at IAB...)
  127. Profile photo of Justin9235
    Justin9235 Male 18-29
    1582 posts
    April 23, 2012 at 4:42 am
    I`m not going to lie, but I have no idea who this kid is, and I don`t really care. I`ve seen his name all over and I don`t really care to figure out who he is.
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    Echo-7 Male 18-29
    3 posts
    April 23, 2012 at 4:53 am
    People do realize that Zimmerman isn’t white right or is everyone just ignoring that at this point?
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
    1008 posts
    April 23, 2012 at 6:08 am
    "Why must people continue to try to associate the confederate flag with racism? "

    really, you need an explanation for that? You live in the Southern U.S.? Sure you do, sure you do.
  130. Profile photo of patchgrabber
    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    April 23, 2012 at 7:13 am
    Over the line? Maybe. Incorrect? Definitely.
  131. Profile photo of uhmerikin
    uhmerikin Male 18-29
    876 posts
    April 23, 2012 at 7:42 am
    Why is this a black/white thing? Zimmerman isn`t even white. It very well may be a racial thing, I don`t know, but I am tired of seeing all this depicted as a white/black issue.
  132. Profile photo of DromEd
    DromEd Male 40-49
    1930 posts
    April 23, 2012 at 7:43 am
    The product of small person with a small mind. Nothing to see here. Move along.
  133. Profile photo of Garrison
    Garrison Female 30-39
    36 posts
    April 23, 2012 at 7:55 am
    Um, this has so much fail, I don`t know where to begin. A cop didn`t shoot him. He wasn`t a little kid. Zimmerman is not KKK. Zimmerman is not white. I guess facts don`t matter for squat in the court of public opinion.
  134. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    April 23, 2012 at 8:25 am
    "Why must people continue to try to associate the confederate flag with racism?"

    Because they are drating imbeciles.
  135. Profile photo of imnakdjumpme
    imnakdjumpme Male 18-29
    598 posts
    April 23, 2012 at 8:45 am
    the confederate flag is associated with racist acts, just like the nazi flag is. Why shouldnt it be? institutionalized racism was a prominent part of both groups and is rightfully associated with both groups.
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    DingDingDong Male 30-39
    1511 posts
    April 23, 2012 at 10:19 am

    UGH THIS MAKES ME SOOO MADE!!! It`s Skittles, not Sweeties!

    This painting is freaking retarded.
  137. Profile photo of thelonious
    thelonious Male 40-49
    3284 posts
    April 23, 2012 at 10:52 am
    Armauld:However Zimmerman put himself in that position after a 911 Operator told him specifically not to.

    I thought the operator said we don`t need you to follow him?
  138. Profile photo of cityncolour
    cityncolour Male 30-39
    379 posts
    April 23, 2012 at 11:01 am
    how is this not racist?
  139. Profile photo of JoexBro
    JoexBro Male 18-29
    546 posts
    April 23, 2012 at 11:54 am
    Is George Zimmerman even white? Is he allowed to belong to the kkk? White anglo saxons only no?
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
    3908 posts
    April 23, 2012 at 12:16 pm
    Zimmerman is part Hispanic so you`d never see him in the Klan. He`s not a cop, he was a neighborhood watch captain or whatever the hell they call it. Sh*t like this is exactly why the whole thing is blown way out of proportion. That "artist" is just looking for attention and using this as a way to get famous.
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    snider029 Male 18-29
    21 posts
    April 23, 2012 at 1:46 pm
    Trayvon was the same height if not taller.
  142. Profile photo of eddy666
    eddy666 Male 30-39
    523 posts
    April 23, 2012 at 2:13 pm
    "institutionalized racism was a prominent part of both groups and is rightfully associated with both groups. "

    Institutionalized racism existed and still exists outside of the confederate states as well. Should the American flag be considered racist as well? The symbolism behind the confederate flag has nothing to do with racism.
  143. Profile photo of enolamron
    enolamron Male 18-29
    197 posts
    April 23, 2012 at 2:58 pm
    Well, @cityncolour, a lot of people thing the situation itself was racist, so it may very well be. Offensive, though, I don`t think it is, because it`s representing something that actually happened...so it`s not the ARTIST, being racist...it`s the artist suggesting that GZimmerman is
  144. Profile photo of eddy666
    eddy666 Male 30-39
    523 posts
    April 23, 2012 at 3:18 pm
    @enolamron No, the artist is being racist. There is no evidence to support that Zimmerman is a racist, in fact, there is just the opposite. The artist is furthering racial division because he knows it will make his `work` more popular. Pulling the race card in a situation where race is an actual factor is one thing, but making accusations of racism based on speculation, and going one step further and taking action on these accusations, only increases racial tension, and is therefore racist in and of itself.
  145. Profile photo of randomxnp
    randomxnp Male 30-39
    1293 posts
    April 23, 2012 at 3:21 pm
    There are some f`in bigoted idiots in the world. One of them painted this garbage. Zimmerman has Hispanic and probably Jewish (given his name) ancestry. He shot a thug who attacked him, not a small child.
  146. Profile photo of AvatarJohn
    AvatarJohn Male 30-39
    1059 posts
    April 23, 2012 at 8:16 pm
    Look out, he has Sweeties!!!
  147. Profile photo of imnakdjumpme
    imnakdjumpme Male 18-29
    598 posts
    April 24, 2012 at 9:05 am
    Eddy, a core component of the confederate states for their entire existance was the promotion of slavery and inequality. Then they were defeated in a war and some continue to use the symbol to promote racist ideas, so how can you expect people not to think of racism when its still being used today for such ideas? When we see someone waving the nazi flag do you just naturally assume its to highlight their history of humanitarianism?
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    Agent0024blo Male 18-29
    197 posts
    April 24, 2012 at 10:26 am
    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
  149. Profile photo of turdburglar
    turdburglar Male 30-39
    4896 posts
    April 24, 2012 at 3:35 pm
    Soooo, the black kid was shot by a ghost cop?
  150. Profile photo of eddy666
    eddy666 Male 30-39
    523 posts
    April 24, 2012 at 5:48 pm
    "continue to use the symbol to promote racist ideas" I live very deep in the south, and I have yet to see this. I know it does happen every now and then, but most people don`t do this, and I have never experienced it. I HAVE seen southern black individuals wear clothing with the confederate flag though, but I guess they`re using it to promote racism, eh?
  151. Profile photo of eddy666
    eddy666 Male 30-39
    523 posts
    April 24, 2012 at 6:08 pm
    @imnakdjumpme In fact, here is a quote from a descendant of a black confederate soldier who took place in a march to remember the black confederates who fought in the battle:
    "I am marching for freedom. The battle flag stands for freedom and states` rights. The U.S. flag is the flag of slavery. It flew over 100 years of slavery, and Native Americans were annihilated under that flag."
  152. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    32834 posts
    April 24, 2012 at 9:00 pm
    vv Ooo! Killer point there @Eddy! Welcome to the "Right Side"! We really do have cookies!
  153. Profile photo of eddy666
    eddy666 Male 30-39
    523 posts
    April 24, 2012 at 9:38 pm
    @5Cats So I`ve heard. I suppose it is called the "right" side for a reason, huh?

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