Zimmerman Found Not Guilty [Pic+]

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 4 years ago in

The man accused of murdering Trayvon Martin, was found not guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter. It"s over.
There are 116 comments:
Male 322
Shamrock - You claim George had 2 previous felony assaults... You realize the charges were DROPPED right? Did you ever bother looking into the details? One for example happened in a bar, when an officer who was not in uniform threw a hold on Zimmermans friend. Zimmerman who saw a guy in a bar assaulting his friend pulled the officer off. (Non-violently I might add) - The officer then arrested Zimmerman. Later, as the details came out that the officer (Off duty) was involved in an altercation with alcohol involved) - The charges were completely dropped... But by all means, keep making comments without providing any semblance of context... It really helps make your case for you!!
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Male 373
The very best definition of irony?

George Zimmerman is afraid to leave home, as he is worried someone might take the law into their own hands.
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Male 40,734
"Hey guys! What did I miss?"

@patchy: The NAACP was passing out hoodies, Skittles, watermelon drink and rope! Don`t worry, they`ve got plenty more! They ran out of torches and pitchforks though...

Justice for Crystal Gail Mangum!! Dammit!
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Male 10,338
This pic of Trayvon just came out:




Look at that little guy! Looks just like the pics the media keeps showing us of him.
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Male 5,811
Hey guys! What did I miss?
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Male 14,331
[quote]I am so glad this sh*t is over, next...[/quote]

It`s not "black culture" won`t let it end not till they get their way even if they`re dead wrong. Like a whiny kid who dosen`t get the toy they want.
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Male 14,331
[quote]i called it. where do i sign up for the riots? do we all get hoodies and skittles?[/quote]

Will you be lynching White-hispanics or just whites there??
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Male 8,527
SmagBoy1-"do you have a right to use deadly force in defense of injuries that didn`t even require medical attention?"

There was every chance that had deadly force not been used, those injuries could have escalated to `fatal`.

That IS the definition of self-defense, btw.
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Male 40,734
@collegebound: :-)



Don`t forget the Watermelon Drink! Gotta bring your own cough syrup though...
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Male 39,893

Smagboy, [quote]"as testified by the medical examiner"[/quote]
You mean the medical examiner who when cross examined said GZs head injuries indicated his head did not impact the concrete more than 3 or 4 times? That ME?
Even one impact can cause brain swelling and the physicians asst. who treated GZ testified stopping the attack "probably saved his life".


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Male 3,646
@smagboy1: all of the sites I looked at (webmd, mayoclic, etc) said the only real treatment for head injuries is stopping the bleeding, ice, rest, and an aspirin. All of which can be done at home; no medical license required.
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Male 3,908
I am so glad this sh*t is over, next...
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Male 1,341
So much BS with this case. Zimmerman is an idiot who is way too big a coward to try and be a street vigilante. His wounds were hardly even worth pulling a gun out on anyone. Then on the other hand, Martin shouldn`t have attacked him, unless he was provoked first. Some people would call the stalking enough of a reason to have attacked Zimmerman, I don`t. I can`t say with 100% certainty who was in the right (if either of them) but I do know Zimmerman should have walked away when the authorities told him to.

Just a sh*tty situation all around.
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Male 3,745
i called it. where do i sign up for the riots? do we all get hoodies and skittles?
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Male 4,431
5Cats, he did NOT get stitches, or even a band-aid for his "wounds" as testified by the medical examiner. Or did you miss that part of the trial?

And, like I said, I accept the verdict. There was not enough evidence to find Zimmerman guilty of even manslaughter. I get that. I accept it. I even came on here and said it flat out. Apparently that wasn`t enough. You had to just keep poking people in the eye.

Like I say, I see a lot of gray in this case. I don`t think it was murder or even 2nd degree murder. I do think there`s a case for manslaughter. For anyone to say there`s not, period, no gray area, George Zimmerman is a law-abiding citizen who did nothing wrong, period, I already know that you`re a conservative. There`s no excuse for that kind of thinking. I`m not asking for Zimmerman`s head on a pike. Or even him go to jail. But he killed an unarmed minor and was just set free. Isn`t that worth at least a discussion?
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Male 40,734
@HalfPintRoo: I know! It`s the comments that keep me amused at IAB. Funny or otherwise.

This Thread Has taken a "turn for the funny"

"...of injuries that didn`t even require medical attention?"

@SmagBoy1: In what alternate universe do you live?
Zimmerman DID get "medical attention".
>First the EMS at the scene.
>Then stitches the next day from his doctor.
Twice!


Please amaze me some more! k-thx!
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Male 4,431
You do have a right to defend yourself. The question is, do you have a right to use deadly force in defense of injuries that didn`t even require medical attention? That`s where we get into manslaughter territory. But whatever. For you guys there can be no gray at all. All of it is right or wrontg. No in between. Zimmerman is a good guy and Trayvon is a punk drug dealer street fighter. Got it.
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Female 2,761
You guys really know how to drag things out. This site (mostly the comments section) never fails to keep me entertained.
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Male 39,893

Even if you I am the biggest douchebag in the world {I`m working on it} You don`t have the right to physically attack. If you do, even a big douchebag like me is allowed to defend himself.
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Male 40,734
@SmagBoy1: You amaze me! Truly, you do! Amazing!
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Male 883
All these `what if GZ this or GZ that` questions...

What if TM hadn`t been casing vehicles?

What if TM had decided to go straight home instead of attacking a man from the bushes?

While tragic this is a NON story in the media until an Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson sticks their nose into it. Would they have done the same if it had been a non-black that was shot?

I don`t see them crying outrage or racism against the 12, count them 12 blacks that attacked a pregnant white female in the same damned city! 4 of those 12 btw were children.
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Male 560
@randomxnp
1- I was pointing out to the people that there is an equal argument about standing your ground laws which allow you to defend yourself when feeling threatened.
2- The point of that is to say no one is to blame 100% for loss of life
3- I never said the verdict wasn`t just
4- That`s the point I was making. Race never should have been brought into it. And People shouldn`t have talked race into it
5- You`re an idiot who should learn to read
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Male 4,431
randomxnp, thank you for calling me an idiot. I`m glad that you feel that shooting unarmed people is a good thing.

YOU do realize that gun control in Chicago while the rest of the country encourages every man, woman and child to carry is like a no peeing sign only in the 4` section of the pool, right?

And, you know, Australia, Germany, Japan, etc. But, whatever. They don`t count. I know, Statistics is difficult.
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Male 1,293
Bakcagain

" to quote Morgan Freeman it`ll stop being an issue when we all stop talking about it"

Then why are you supporting a racist prosecution? You would never have heard of the case, let alone I across the Atlantic, were it not for race being dragged into an incident where the only evidence ever shown of racism was both dubious, from a witness who committed multiple act of perjury and was reluctant to answer questions at all, and alleged to be racism from a man who died that day.
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Male 1,293
Smagboy you idiot. There was gun control in Chicago when those murders happened. That is the point. Gun control caused many of the murders, because it prevents the law-abiding from defending themselves.
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Male 1,293
Bakcagain

"Trayvon feeling threatened have a right to stand his ground and defend himself?"

Not relevant. He did not defend himself, he attacked someone else. He was the threat.

"I repeat an earlier sentiment both contributed to the events that night."

Then the verdict is just.
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Male 4,431
5Cats, I`m not going to address the rest of your post as I`ve already made a statement, hoping that you`d read it, because, as promised, I`ve accepted the verdict.

However, as far as the 500+ Gun Murders in Chicago are concerned, how can you say liberals aren`t upset about that? Have you never heard of our push for gun control? Perhaps you`ve missed it? The Zimmerman case is just a blatant example of the symptom. The reason it got attention over others is because it was so drating egregious. But almost all gun death is. And so it goes...
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Male 560
@5Cats Race never should have been brought into this... to quote Morgan Freeman it`ll stop being an issue when we all stop talking about it. We`re not black men white men we`re men. And we`re all part of the Human Race
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Male 39,893

Skittles are a gateway candy.
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Male 560
[quote] @ OsirisXero
"If Zimmerman this" & "If Zimmerman that".
How about if Trayvon hadn`t sucker punched a guy for no good reason? So what if Zimmerman was looking at him funny, That is not an excuse to bash their head into the concrete.

The important fact is if Trayvon hadn`t attacked he`d be alive today. [/quote]

Trayvon feeling threatened have a right to stand his ground and defend himself? In the same way that Zimmerman had a right to defend himself after he was attacked. You can no more prove Trayvon was stealing cars then Zimmerman was stalking for a kill.

I repeat an earlier sentiment both contributed to the events that night.
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Male 40,734
It`s truly amazing how the IAB Liberal Brigade CONTINUES to spew illogic and fantasy in the face of Courtroom Evidence.

Not a surprise of course! They do it ALL the time! But rarely is it this obvious. :-)

500+ Gun Murders in Chicago ALONE since TM`s death. Where-o-where is the MSM outrage? Sharpton and Jackson taking their circus to Chicago any time soon? Obama talking about it? No? Gee I wonder why not...
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Male 10,338
"The black guy is walking along looking at the houses (casing places or simply looking for the house he was visiting)."

Actually Patch, it came out in the trial that he was casing cars, circling them. He had a slim jim and some tools on his person, and they were later found in the bush that he jumped from to confront Zimmerman.
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Female 73
If Trayvon Martin had survived the shooting he would be up for assault and GBH, and sure as anything no-one would be falling over themselves to protect him.
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Male 87
The message I got from all of this is to eat your skittles and keep walking when confronted by someone at night. That way your mouth is full of delicious skittles and your hands are feeding your mouth...you can`t say anything or throw any punches. Who knows, that guy might be armed and well within his or her right to shoot you if you attack them.
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Male 907
So we haven`t quite switched to Soviet-style show trials yet.
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Male 39,893

@ OsirisXero
"If Zimmerman this" & "If Zimmerman that".
How about if Trayvon hadn`t sucker punched a guy for no good reason? So what if Zimmerman was looking at him funny, That is not an excuse to bash their head into the concrete.

The important fact is if Trayvon hadn`t attacked he`d be alive today.
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Male 373
keith2

I doesn`t put strong message, it puts a very confused message out there.
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Male 38
"Zimmerman was found innocent because they tried to turn it into a racial matter instead of sticking with the facts."

The most important fact is, had Zimmerman done what he was told to do, instead of doing what he wanted to do, Martin would still be alive. Regardless of how the confrontation went down, it never would have went down in the first place if it hadn`t been for Zimmerman`s desire to be more than he was.
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Male 2,591
Pick one, build a house around it, then burn it down.
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Male 39,893

keith, [quote]"This puts a strong message out there."[/quote]
What message would that be?
That you are allowed to defend yourself if attacked?
That if you protect yourself you will have your life ruined anyway?
Or
If you attack someone they might kill you so calm your ass down?
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Male 2,528
Zimmerman was found innocent because they tried to turn it into a racial matter instead of sticking with the facts.
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Male 2,591
This puts a strong message out there.. just sayin`.
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Male 39,893

I was so looking forward to the rioting & looting
but so far....nothing.

I guess I`ll just have to wait for the next Raiders game.
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Male 363
This would never have made the news, not would it have even gone to trial if Obama and his cronies did not get involved....They WANT a race war...dividing the people even more...easier to conquer that way.
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Male 219
This farce should NEVER have even gone to trial.
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Male 7,031

This story would have been just another news item if the media hadn`t tried to turn it into another Watts Riots.

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Male 2,578
patchman, Zimmerman isn`t white.
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Male 39,893

inversegrav
[quote]I was not in the courtroom.
I have not seen all of the evidence.
I did not hear all of the arguments.
I do not trust the general media to be accurate about a single god damned thing.
(And unless i have misread everything here at IAB these facts apply to everyone here.)[/quote]
I was in the courtroom....sort of. I had the live court feed on my computers at home and all day at work.
I did see all the evidence.
I did hear all the arguments.
I to distrust the crass media
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Male 1,497
The media wanted a race war so bad. It was terriblt, glad it`s over.
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Male 39,893

[quote] trust the jury who will have seen all the evidence [/quote]
Actually, no. In this anyone following the trial closely would know more than the jury. There was much evidence the Judge wouldn`t allow shown to the Jury.
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Male 4,745
Maybe the mistake here was the prosecutor going after a 2nd degree murder verdict, instead of manslaughter.
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Male 4,745
In the end, both men overreacted. The whole story is just sad and it really shouldn`t have happened. Zimmerman WAS in the neighbourhood watch and it was his job to look for suspicious activity. Martin more then likely was fed up with being racially profiled.

I really think this was a case where both men were right. Both men ramped things up. Both men brought it to a point where things became life threatening. One of them was apt to die.
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Male 4,745
To me, this always looked like a situation that got WAY out of control. A white guy who was tired of the black kids breaking into the houses in the area and a black guy who was tired of being racially profiled by white guys.

The black guy is walking along looking at the houses (casing places or simply looking for the house he was visiting). The white guy assumes he`s casing places. The white guy tells the cop on the phone that he`s tired of these guys getting away and decides to follow him. The black guy feels threatened and tells his friend, on the phone, that he is being followed by a creepy cracker. Words are exchanged and both men are pissed off and fed up. The white guy tries to grab the black guy to restrain him. The black guy wants no part of it and fights back. Black guy starts to kick the white guys ass and knocks him to the ground. White guy pulls a gun and shoots black guy.
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Male 593
Its not over , its only the beginning!
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Male 770
All I will say is:
I was not in the courtroom.
I have not seen all of the evidence.
I did not hear all of the arguments.
I do not trust the general media to be accurate about a single god damned thing.
(And unless i have misread everything here at IAB these facts apply to everyone here.)

Therefore, I have no choice but to trust that the jury got it right.
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Male 2,578
I`m just glad that I know that if someone ever starts breaking my nose and beating my skull into the cement, that I`m allowed to fight back without being worried of being convicted of 2nd degree murder.
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Male 1,745
I don`t know if i agree that GZ`s only choice was to shoot. it seems lots of bad decisions were made. Why did GZ get out of his car? He called the cops... just sit and wait for them. If TM was up to no good and runs away, so be it. Your job isn`t neighborhood crime-stoppers, it`s neighborhood watchers.

In order to believe GZ is completely innocent I would have to feel that GZ was under threat of being killed himself, and to be honest I don`t see that panning out in a neighborhood complex courtyard in this situation. Cops would have arrived, TM would have been arrested for assault? Or maybe would have left by then? I think everyone would prefer one of those outcomes.
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Male 322
Shamrock - You claim George had 2 previous felony assaults... You realize the charges were DROPPED right? Did you ever bother looking into the details? One for example happened in a bar, when an officer who was not in uniform threw a hold on Zimmermans friend. Zimmerman who saw a guy in a bar assaulting his friend pulled the officer off. (Non-violently I might add) - The officer then arrested Zimmerman. Later, as the details came out that the officer (Off duty) was involved in an altercation with alcohol involved) - The charges were completely dropped... But by all means, keep making comments without providing any semblance of context... It really helps make your case for you!!
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Male 358
@Shamrock:
If Zimmerman was a felon, he would not have been able to touch a gun of any kind.
Nevermind legally owning a handgun.
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Male 4,431
For the record, however, pictures of pot or guns on Trayvon`s phone (though that phone most certainly should have been turned over) have NOTHING to do with this, are NOT evidence of ANYTHING, and shouldn`t have been considered. Pot does not make a person aggressive--just the opposite--he had barely any in his system, and he wasn`t carrying a gun (Zimmerman, on the other hand, wasn`t tested for drugs or alcohol, and *was* carrying a gun). I won`t argue the verdict, I won`t argue about the fact that the state should have turned over the phone (they should have), but to say that it is evidence of anything about Trayvon that is germane to this case is incorrect and hints at something far more perverse than wanting to see fair justice for anyone involved in this tragedy.
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Male 4,431
Well, the jury has spoken. And regardless the outcome, I think we have among the best justice systems in the world. I`d rather ten guilty men walk free than one innocent man be jailed (not that I`m saying I believe Zimmerman to be one or the other, just saying).

I still do think it`s awfully important that when you`re carrying a gun, that you have the responsibility to only use it when you absolutely have to. And that includes in situations that you cause yourself. What a shame for all involved in this terrible case. My condolences to them all, on both sides.
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Male 260
These comments make me sick.
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Male 40,734
[quote]I bet 95% of black American teens have a picture of this type in their cellphone, on facebook, etc.[/quote]
@Draculya: I`ll take that bet! I don`t think the "average" negro child is all that different than other races, and MOST KIDS do NOT have illegal guns and smoking pot in their pics!

Perhaps more than `average` given how many and how far reaching the "gangsta" mentality is in SOME black communities. But not 95% by a long shot.
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Male 560
I trust the jury who will have seen all the evidence and done their job properly. Over trial by media what everyone seems to be doing.

But you cannot say this is purely down to Martin or purely down to Zimmerman. That`s ignorant.

Unfortunate but Zimmerman was within his rights to be patrolling the neighbourhood and checking out a suspicious person (someone not there) and later in self defence. Unfortunately a high strung Trayvon intensified the situation by hiding then attacking someone following him.

What matters is a person is dead, which never should be celebrated. And another man`s life has been shattered.

Nobody is right when everybody is wrong.
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Male 313
People calling TM a thug make me laugh. They totally gloss over the fact that GZ was arrested for two counts of felony assault and involved in domestic violence, yet he`s a good guy.
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Male 39,893


@ Draculya, I can`t speak to what young black men have on their cell phones. I know a few mature black men {40 years +} but no kids. In Trayvon Martins case, the text messages on his phone show that at the tender-innocent age of 16 he was trying to buy an illegal gun. There are other texts about his fights he`d been in and drugs but the point is, this is not a clean cut wholesome angel as the media portrays him as. Or as the judge would have you believe. He was a thug who is culpable in his own death. He might have outgrown that, become a good man. We don`t know. But HIS own actions lead to his death, not Zimmermans.
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Male 39,893

turdb - " For a white person in the public eye being called a racist is career ending."

Exactly! It doesn`t matter if they are in fact a racist or not. It`s all about the accusation. I wouldn`t use the word `n#gger` because it`s ignorant and stupid. You undermine yourself with stupidity when you do and besides that, it`s offensive. But you don`t have to be racist, just don`t agree with Jesse Jackson and see what they call you. Then you`re on the defensive. You cannot prove you are NOT a racist. And racism is something only white people can be. No one accesses a black of being racist....even though he might be.
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Male 15,261
"Trayvon Martins cell phone pics."

Gerry, that`s pretty much on par for any black kid in America. Their culture makes them fantasize about being criminals and they take these stupid cellphone pics. I bet 95% of black American teens have a picture of this type in their cellphone, on facebook, etc. it doesn`t mean that they are criminals, just like a white man owning a gun doesn`t automatically make him a vigilante killer like Charles Bronson`s character.
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Male 4,891

Gerry - you may own it, and I`ll give you that. You are not most white people, and defiantly no in the public eye. White people are too scared to even say the word [email protected] in front of others or cameras...even when quoting someone else. For a white person in the public eye being called a racist is career ending. It`s just easier.

I appreciate your candid position. I take the same stance. Can`t have EQUALITY and double standards.

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Male 4,891

bomb-tom - It`s obvious that you know very little about the facts in the case. That little bit fed to you by the bias media.

Try to save your garbage for topics you actually have knowledge on. Maybe tell us about your lobotomy, or how it feels to be sheared bald for your wool.
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Male 202
@djwajda
No it`s the footage and reports from the Oakland riots.
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Male 1,510
I don`t need to comment in this thread because @Gerry1of1 is doing a great job saying everything that needs to be said. Thanks Gerry1of1.
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Male 1,293
The judge should be forced off the bench though. Preferably into poverty and a minimum-wage job. She tried to help convict a man who clearly could in no way be proved guilty beyond reasonable doubt.
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Male 39,893

[quote]"whites walk on glass, completely terrified of being called a racist"[/quote]
Not me. I figure they`ll call me a racist if I don`t agree so I own it. I call myself a racist first.

I believe they HAVE overcome. Equality achieved. But if you have equality you have to let go of special privilege. There in lies the problem. I don`t blame anyone, who wants to give up a good thing?
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Male 1,293
Justice is served. Good.

Tatung

Especially having 4 minutes to do so, as the defence showed by actually pausing for 4 minutes in the summing up.

"Some nobody with zero authority begins to stalk you - against the will of a 911-dispatcher - based on a hunch that you`ve been up to no good. "

Tom

Not only is that not likely to be what happened (that is the prosecution case) but you don`t need authority to follow someone. If someone follows you you don`t have the right to beat his head against the ground and openly threaten his life.
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Male 39,893

"stalking" has a specific, legal meaning. Zimmerman in no way "stalked" Martin.

Martin was seen circling cars and he had a slim jim on him. If I were looking for a new crime to commit, and someone spotted me, I`d book it. I wouldn`t stop and fight them.

We have a stupid habit in America that once someone dies we canonize them. The fact is Trayvon Martin has the larger hand in his death than George Zimmerman. TM assaulted GZ. In my day if you knocked them down you won, you didn`t kick a man while he was down. But Trayvon climbed on Zimmerman and pounded his head on the concrete..over and over and over again.

Trayvon and only Trayvon is responsible for his death. Is he a bad kid? Who knows! Young men make rash choices, but he is culpable in his death, no one else. He forced GZ into a corner where his only choice was to shoot.
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Male 4,891

A victory for equality. Blacks scream racisim all the time, while whites walk on glass, completely terrified of being called a racist.

I am not celebrating the death of a P.O.S.
But...
I am happy that a man was not sent to prison for the rest of his life, without good evidence, just because he was white(ish) and the other guy was black.
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Male 55
bomb_tom

If I was walking home at night and someone was stalking me, I would run the **** to my home as fast as I could.

Especially if I was an athlete and the guy stalking me was overweight and would have no chance in hell of catching me since I`m 70 feet from my house.
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Male 2,332
Justice seems to have been served. I don`t see anyone walking away from this case a winner though, his life in the US is over.

I wonder what the fallout will look like in a few weeks time.
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Male 883
@thefatviking

is your source for these so called murders the so called `miami riot` video that`s been proven to actually be footage of a 2011 Vancouver Stanley Cup riot?


Not a Miami Riot
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Male 39,893

bomb_tom, let`s go with your distorted view of events....

You reach your door, but instead of going inside you decide to double back. You hide in the bushes and step out as he approaches. He`s done nothing to you, but you sucker punch him, knocking him to the ground. QUICK! Get on top of him and cover his mouth while he screams for help! help! help!

Now start pounding his head into the concrete. After all, he had no business calling 911 on a stranger in the neighborhood, just because you were staking out cars and had burglary tools in your pocket. He deserves it! Pound his head again! again! again!

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Male 522
Imagine you`re walking home at night.
Some nobody with zero authority begins to stalk you - against the will of a 911-dispatcher - based on a hunch that you`ve been up to no good.
You confront this strange man who`s following you and get into to fight.
You`re winning the fight so he fatally shoots you.

Is it really ok for this idiot Zimmerman to claim self-defense when he was the instigator?
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Male 202
And there are already reports of random white people murdered bu mobs of black rioters.

Good job there starting that race war NBC and CNN.
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Male 39,893

On behalf of Creepy A$$ Crackers everywhere,
I applaud the juries decision.

I`m Sure CreepyAssCrakrJak agrees with me.
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Male 1,558
Justice is done. Be aware punks !!!
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Male 2,145
Memo to self: Cancel trip to Disneyworld.
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Male 39,893

CrakrJak, Yes, that was a key thing for me of his sincerity. "We have a video tape..." "GOOD! Play it!" Circumstantial but compelling.

I think Prosecutor John Guy is the only winner. He will, I predict, have a lucrative future as television legal analyst/guest commentator.

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Male 7,913
With stand your ground going for 2nd degree murder was stupid. Too much circumstantial evidence to convict on that.
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Male 17,511
Gerry: Not only all that, but when Detective Detective Chris Serino tried to trip him up, telling him there was video, GZ was thankful, hopeful. What person with ill will or intent wants there to be video of their actions?

NO ONE! But GZ did, because he acted in self-defense and was truthful with the police.
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Male 39,893

@ paperduck

GZ saw TM circling cars. He doesn`t live there, but was staying with someone. GZ called 911 to report him. TM sees GZ walks off between building & around a corner. GZ gets out of car, goes up the walkway to the corner T intersection to see which way TM went. That is the "following" you ear so much about.

From phone records we know TM doubled back and hid in the bushes and confronted GZ. TMs burglary tool `Slim Jim` was found in the bushes. No one knows who hit who first.

Witnesses confirm TM on top of GZ pounding on him. 1 shot & TM bleeds to death in 1-3 minutes. Cops arrive.

GZ gives 6 voluntary statements, all consistent within norms. No evidence to contradict his statements so he isn`t initially charge.

Al Sharpton comes to town, stirs up people and for politics the Chief of Police is fired and GZ gets charged.
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Male 883
I thought `Rev Al` was going to have a stroke tonight.

These so called `news sources` can spin this in any way they desire. The jury did their job and now GZ has to try and piece his life back together. He`ll have to live with the fact he took someone`s life but I think the jury made the right choice.

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Male 40,734
@paperduck: Yes, GZ phoned 911 first thing!
There had been many petty crimes in the neighborhood, that`s why GZ stopped his truck to report a "suspicious person"... NOT a suspicious NEGRO...

Actual Facts About The Case Long, but full of truthful facts!

Trayvon`s Tweets Also refused as evidence iirc...
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Male 1,745
Also was it ever known if TM knew someone in the gated community? Or was he just "browsing" the streets?
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Male 1,745
I didn`t follow this case nor know all the details, but when GZ became suspicious of TZ, did he call the cops or just follow TM around until they confronted? And the cops got called after the shooting?
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Male 39,893

At least now we know what evidence the prosecution hid. Judge still didn`t allow it in court, but for curiosity sake I wanted to know. Trayvon Martins cell phone pics.

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Male 39,893

It`s amazing to me how the media is still misrepresenting this. They either don`t know the facts or they just don`t care and are lying.

Also in the news, the guy who found the evidence that the prosecution was hiding, and turned it over to the defense, got fired yesterday for doing the right thing. And of course the Chief of police there was thrown under the bus and "asked to resign" over the TM/GZ case.

No one "won" in this situation. Except Nancy Grace, her ratings are up.
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Male 15,832
[quote]Its funny how in Australia he would be a convicted murder right now but in the US he is walking free. [/quote]
So, the law in Australia says you have to let someone beat you to death? That sucks.
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Male 5,189
He`s gonna be rich after he sues NBC...so I heard.

I don`t know what happened or the details because I wasn`t there.

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Male 15,832
[quote]The mob is chanting "Justice For Trayvon"[/quote]
So, what do they want us to do, dig him up and shoot him again?
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Male 40,734
Good! Not that the race-baiters will be happy with anything less than a hanging...

The mob is chanting "Justice For Trayvon"? Don`t they understand? This IS justice! Idiots.

Zimmerman should sue Martin`s parents for all the money THEY have made off their son`s corpse...
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Male 700
Its funny how in Australia he would be a convicted murder right now but in the US he is walking free. IMO he should not have been convicted but it in so many countries around the world you have NO excuse for shooting someone with a gun full stop.
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Male 8,527
Gerry1of1-"Now the family can try and sue GZ in civil court for wrongful death."

Which would be an exercise in futility, as he has not money.

Gerry1of1-"The Black Congressional Caucus can stand up in indignation and demand GZ be tried in federal court."

Yes, we all know exactly how `sincere` the indignation of the Black Congressional Causus is. Why, it`s right up there with Bill Clinton`s honesty and the Obama Administration`s `transparency`.
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Male 883
At least there hasn`t been any related violence so far.

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Male 39,893

Saturday, July 13, 2013 8:22:45 PM

Lawyers for Martin family just compared Trayvon to Medgar Evers. If a thug is the same as a civil rights fighter then yes, they are similar. Al Sharpton can get on his pedestal and do some real breast-beating!

Now the family can try and sue GZ in civil court for wrongful death. The Black Congressional Caucus can stand up in indignation and demand GZ be tried in federal court.

This is far from over for the Zimmermans. He can`t get work anywhere. His career goals {police} are permanently over. He`s financially broke.
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Male 17,511
The case should never have been brought to trial.
GZ was not guilty 16 months ago, the jury only confirmed that tonight.
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Male 8,527
Looking at the case the prosecution presented, I believe this is the only verdict that could honestly be reached.

They were unable to present a case that even approached the `without a reasonable doubt` goalline.
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Male 2,357
@skypirate

[quote]just turn in your guns and call the police approximately 45 minutes before you get attacked and im sure you`ll be fine[/quote]
Nah - I`ll stick to my trusty XDM. JHP .357 Sig are expensive sure, but they ought to do the trick.
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Male 15,832
[quote]Nancy Grace is having a fit about it. She`s saying he got off `cause he`s white. She should burn in hell.[/quote]
If she`s gonna be there, I not so sure I wanna go there anymore.
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Male 15,832
My faith in humanity is somewhat slightly restored.
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@humanaction

just turn in your guns and call the police approximately 45 minutes before you get attacked and im sure you`ll be fine.
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Male 39,893

There was an intense silence in the courtroom.
You could have heard a skittle drop.

Nancy Grace is having a fit about it. She`s saying he got off `cause he`s white. She should burn in hell.
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Male 2,357
I wonder how many innocent people, completely unrelated to this case, are about to be murdered or attacked because of it.

Hopefully none, but I`m not counting on it.
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Female 2,761
Yay! I`m so glad for him! (I never thought he did it with intent to kill- I believe he was in fear for his life)

Anyhoo... I really hope he can live a normal life and not be harassed into hiding :(
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Male 3,646
I believe justice has truly been served.
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Male 425
And let the facebook outraging begin.

My 2 bits is the ballistics for the `murder` pretty much speak for themselves, the only way trayvon martin could have received the wound that he did was from standing over the pistol in a manner that suggests that zimmerman was on the bottom and martin was on top .
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Female 8,043
Link: Zimmerman Found Not Guilty [Pic+] [Rate Link] - The man accused of murdering Trayvon Martin, was found not guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter. It`s over.
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