Trayvon Martin Shooting Death Sparks Outrage on Social Media

Mar 22, 2012 Full story: Wall Street Journal 66,335

Social media has put the spotlight on the story Trayvon Martin , an unarmed African-American teenager who was shot to death last month by a neighborhood watch captain in Florida.

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“JUSTICE DENIED, AGAIN!!!”

Since: Mar 10

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#13481 Apr 27, 2012
Talk about lying to the court, did you hear Captain Zimmerman's wife lie about their finances?

Since: Jul 10

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#13482 Apr 27, 2012
SHADOW wrote:
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Your post says a lot about what you have, or should I say don't have.
People who live in glass houses..........
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Boy you just described your situation. Sad.

“ALL GOOD THINGS COME TO AN END”

Since: Mar 12

IT'S BEEN NICE

#13483 Apr 27, 2012
Common Sence 789 wrote:
<quoted text>What does all of that mean Christo?
It means, in my opinion, that those acts alone would need other actions to be answered in the affirmative.

1) Many of my White friends wear hoodies. They are not racist. My military buddies and I wore hoodies all the time and the ones I served with and socialized with weren't racist.

2) Walking from "one end of the ghetto to the other on a Saturday night" would not be advisable for anyone if it weren't their neighborhood...ghetto or über-rich on ANY night. Yes, one would certainly have a legal right to. I'd say be wary of your surroundings and use common sense. No telling what may happen to you, as we can see so clearly.

3) In my opinion it wouldn't be considered profiling, simply because of the condition that you placed...(never).

4) In my opinion, it would not be considered profiling because the condition that you placed notes that the teenager is a gang-banger.

5) In my opinion, it would not be considered profiling but it is perilously on the edge. I couldn't fault those who would consider it as so. Intent is key.

6) I'd need to know the intent of the one saying this. If it is coupled with other words or actions, then it may very well be.

Common, I've learned a long time ago that things aren't so black and white, as in clear-cut. Many factors are to be taken into consideration. Not only in this case or in law enforcement, but in every facet of life.

I'm not one who hoops and hollers about race or racism. A sampling of my posts would bear that out. But what many do not understand is that there is a systemic breakdown along racial lines in our criminal justice system. It's been that way for a long, long, long time.

Many conservative and right-wing politicians, pundits and academia agree with this. If there are those who want to bury their heads and pretend it doesn't exist and then accuse those who bring it up as racists, then, they so choose not to understand what's occurring.

And, profiling occurs each day amongst us. Some trivial, some not so trivial. But when racial profiling (by ANY race) occurs and consequential acts result from that, then there must be accountability.

Did it happen in this instance? I'm more concerned with our judicial system's answer to that.
Citizen 1

Spokane, WA

#13484 Apr 27, 2012
zazz wrote:
Trayvon Martin case: George’s integrity
Posted on April 27, 2012 by Valhall
Let’s review what George did, and/or allowed to be done, during his recent bond hearing:
He filed for indigent status to get all his legal issues paid for by the State of Florida, and
He had his wife state that they had no financial means to make bond, and
He allowed his mother to offer up her home in order to secure any bond they might not have cash to obtain, and
He let his parents (according to my understanding) put up the $15k to get his ass out of jail on a $150,000 bond.
…all while he had approximately $200,000 cash in a PayPal account from donations made to him via his website he had set up.
For all of you thinking this cornholio is an upright citizen who is some kind of “hero” who has been turned into a martyr over this deal, please be on notice that I’m waiting to hear how you’re going to spin this little number…a number in which George allowed blatant misrepresentation of his financial situation to the court.
Please remember he’s something like 3 years into a criminal justice degree while you are working up your story.
O’Mara will be disclosing his client’s “oversight” to the court now that he has been made aware of it.
Valhall.
Exactly Zazz! This Creeper-Panhandling-Killer-Cap tain is demonstrating time and time again that he has absolutely no character and no credibility. This fact will devastate his SYG defense, and likely his entire defense altogether. What a lying, guilty dirt-bag.

I hope the Judge revokes his bail for a period of time as a measure tantamount to Contempt of Court for his blatant misrepresentations/lies to the court. That is a big-time no no, especially in a case which is being viewed world-wide. I won't hold my breath on this one though.

“ALL GOOD THINGS COME TO AN END”

Since: Mar 12

IT'S BEEN NICE

#13485 Apr 27, 2012
zazz wrote:
<quoted text>There are many threads talking about it. Please go there to discuss it.
I'm sure they've posted the same mess on other threads, no matter the topic.

They can't help themselves.
American Lady

Danville, KY

#13486 Apr 27, 2012
zazz wrote:
Trayvon Martin case: George’s integrity
Posted on April 27, 2012 by Valhall
Let’s review what George did, and/or allowed to be done, during his recent bond hearing:
He filed for indigent status to get all his legal issues paid for by the State of Florida, and
He had his wife state that they had no financial means to make bond, and
He allowed his mother to offer up her home in order to secure any bond they might not have cash to obtain, and
He let his parents (according to my understanding) put up the $15k to get his ass out of jail on a $150,000 bond.
…all while he had approximately $200,000 cash in a PayPal account from donations made to him via his website he had set up.
For all of you thinking this cornholio is an upright citizen who is some kind of “hero” who has been turned into a martyr over this deal, please be on notice that I’m waiting to hear how you’re going to spin this little number…a number in which George allowed blatant misrepresentation of his financial situation to the court.
Please remember he’s something like 3 years into a criminal justice degree while you are working up your story.
O’Mara will be disclosing his client’s “oversight” to the court now that he has been made aware of it.
Valhall.
Why don't you go no back to YOUR "stinky Hinky" and talk about that....
American Lady

Danville, KY

#13487 Apr 27, 2012
*no...on

“ALL GOOD THINGS COME TO AN END”

Since: Mar 12

IT'S BEEN NICE

#13488 Apr 27, 2012
zazz wrote:
Talk about lying to the court, did you hear Captain Zimmerman's wife lie about their finances?
This goes straight to the killer's honesty and veracity.

No wonder Detective Serino had a difficult time believing Captain Zimmerman (the alleged Murderer) on that fateful. Sunday evening.

If the killer is not going to be honest about small matters, he's definitely NOT going to be honest about weightier matters.
Citizen 1

Spokane, WA

#13489 Apr 27, 2012
American Lady wrote:
*no...on
This is your most relevant post thus far! Stay on topic, or go elsewhere please.
humberto

Bronx, NY

#13490 Apr 27, 2012
zazz wrote:
<quoted text>
A child that has just turned 17 i perfectly capable of caring for himself and doesn't require a baby sitter. In fact, that is the age of a lot of babysitters.
It is also perfectly legal.
He was expelled from school and sent home and your saying thats tough luck ?

“NEX UT TYRANNUS BONOBO OBAMA”

Since: Feb 12

Bowling Green KY

#13491 Apr 27, 2012
Judge-it Judy wrote:
<quoted text>
with a ball point pen...
remember..
you only have 2 hands and one (or two) trigger fingers
I have more guns than you do... lol
check out calif list of banned firearms.
its moving east...
think waco...
Well, I've had a pretty good life.
I've lived under the constitution for all of it.
I intend to die exercising my constitutional rights.

“NEX UT TYRANNUS BONOBO OBAMA”

Since: Feb 12

Bowling Green KY

#13492 Apr 27, 2012
Judge-it Judy wrote:
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6) not possible
mexiscum is not a race
mutts are not a race
I was thinking the sod might be offended. Thats why I said maybe.
humberto

Bronx, NY

#13493 Apr 27, 2012
zazz wrote:
Talk about lying to the court, did you hear Captain Zimmerman's wife lie about their finances?
It's an illegal proceeding anyway.
Citizen 1

Spokane, WA

#13494 Apr 27, 2012
humberto wrote:
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He was expelled from school and sent home and your saying thats tough luck ?
That is irrelevant to the fact Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin. Period. The end.

“NEX UT TYRANNUS BONOBO OBAMA”

Since: Feb 12

Bowling Green KY

#13495 Apr 27, 2012
reallly wrote:
<quoted text>A Garand IS an M-1
M-1 Carbine- M-1 Garand.

I have both and can assure you that they are as different as a Cadillac and a Ford Pinto.
Citizen 1

Spokane, WA

#13496 Apr 27, 2012
humberto wrote:
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It's an illegal proceeding anyway.
How is it an illegal proceeding? No whackyness allowed.
george

United States

#13497 Apr 27, 2012
Are you all aware of the fact that Martin would not have been allowed to go to his school prom becuase of his mutliple suspensions in this past year of school? he would not be allowed to participate in any school sport activity due to his suspensions? why? because he has a bad record in school, trouble maker to the end.
Realist

Greensboro, NC

#13498 Apr 27, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Obama talks bin Laden in rare sit room interview. Obama spikes football….again.
By DYLAN BYERS and JOSH GERSTEIN |
4/27/12 2:20 PM EDT
Brian Williams of NBC News held a rare interview with President Barack Obama about the killing of Osama bin Laden in the White House Situation Room yesterday. It will air on May 2nd, the anniversary of bin Laden’s execution.
THESE ARE THE SAME PEOPLE THAT CLAIM SHOWING THE PICTURES WILL INFLAME THE INSURGANTS…………what does Obama call running an interview from the situation room……………………It’s called campaigning.
Washington (CNN)-- A federal judge has turned aside calls to publicly release video and photographs of the U.S. military raid and aftermath that left al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden dead.
Judicial Watch, a conservative legal group, had asked the Department of Defense to comply with a Freedom of Information request for the material, especially photos of the September 11 mastermind lying dead on the third floor of his Pakistan hideout.
The group argued it was being "irreparably harmed" by the Obama administration's "unlawful withholding of requested records."
But Judge James Boasberg ruled Thursday there were legitimate national security interests to deny disclosure.
Obama is now in full CYA mode. The document is out now that gives the entire story of how the ADMIRAL in charge was the one that gave the go ahead. Obama left himself an out, if things didn't pan out. The Admiral would have had to fall on his sword.
Obama is a gelding, and I don't mean a horse.
humberto

Bronx, NY

#13499 Apr 27, 2012
Citizen 1 wrote:
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That is irrelevant to the fact Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin. Period. The end.
Your a liar. you don't get sent home from school to go gallivanting in public unattended .

“NEX UT TYRANNUS BONOBO OBAMA”

Since: Feb 12

Bowling Green KY

#13500 Apr 27, 2012
Citizen 1 wrote:
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How is it an illegal proceeding? No whackyness allowed.
Legal god Alan Dershowitz has blasted the prosecutor in the Trayvon Martin case, FOX News reports.

Dershowitz says the prosecutor, Angela Cory, overreached on the murder charge and committed a crime by omitting key exculpatory evidence from her affidavit.

Specifically, he says:

The prosecutor should have mentioned the photos of Zimmerman's bleeding head, which suggest he was involved in a major physical struggle.
If the prosecutor knew about these photos when she filed the affidavit, she has committed perjury.
"There's nothing in the affidavit that suggests this was second-degree murder."
By over-charging Zimmerman (with second-degree murder), the prosecutor has sown the seeds for race riots: When Zimmerman is acquitted, there will be mass outrage.
If the prosecutor hasn't already hired a lawyer to defend herself, he says, she should
Other legal experts agree with Dershowitz's assessment of the murder charge.

http://articles.businessinsider.com/2012-04-2...

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