Trayvon Martin Shooting Death Sparks Outrage on Social Media

There are 20 comments on the Mar 22, 2012, Wall Street Journal story titled Trayvon Martin Shooting Death Sparks Outrage on Social Media. In it, Wall Street Journal reports that:

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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Citizen 1

Spokane, WA

#21716 May 21, 2012
TractorFarmer wrote:
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http://www.theolympian.com/2012/05/20/2112243...
You don't even need to read the entire article. Just the first two short paragraphs. They have not presented any evidence acceptable for the 2nd degree charge.
That is a new article from a Florida newspaper. I don't make things up.
Wrong.

Even Mark O'Mara agrees with Angela Corey that much of the critical evidence HAS NOT yet been released.

Corey said this weekend that evidence released so far is not the sum total of her case.

"What the general public has to remember, and the media has to remember, is that there is a lot we cannot release by law," Corey said.

Zimmerman's attorney Mark O'Mara apparently agrees with Corey.
"[It is] way too early to tell," he said. "That's me not only commenting on evidence, but the weight of all the evidence. And I don't even have all the evidence."

http://abcnews.go.com/US/george-zimmerman-cas...

How did the Bible-Thumpers on Topix get access to this evidence which has NOT been released to the media? Hmmmmmmmm. Divine Intervention?

“FEED THE DEAD FETUS”

Since: Jan 11

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#21717 May 21, 2012
the westerner wrote:
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There were thousands of sailors on that battleship his momma was servicing.
Yes, but how many of them were drunk,desperate and blind other than the 153 on the suspect list?

“wisdom”

Since: May 12

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#21718 May 21, 2012
Citizen 1 wrote:
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Again...
Zimmerman on Mood Altering Drugs at time of Killing:
According to the medical report of his private physician, prior to the shooting, Zimmerman had been prescribed Adderall and Temazepam, medications that can cause side effects such as agitation and mood swings.
http://abcnews.go.com/US/george-zimmerman-med...
So? Where does it say anything about that in the indictment? Nowhere, just another futile, worthless, meaningless attempt to discredit GZ.

“FEED THE DEAD FETUS”

Since: Jan 11

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#21719 May 21, 2012
Threat against George Zimmerman's life duly noted and reported to proper authorities.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#21720 May 21, 2012
the westerner wrote:
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You still stink, didn't the attendant hear you screaming for a new Depends, Geezer?
lol! Yes. When she came, I told her where your room was. She went there but said by then it was too late and you had done it in the middle of the room.

Did you get the message to do it in the corner next time son? Like a civilized animal?

“wisdom”

Since: May 12

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#21721 May 21, 2012
Citizen 1 wrote:
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Again...
Zimmerman on Mood Altering Drugs at time of Killing:
According to the medical report of his private physician, prior to the shooting, Zimmerman had been prescribed Adderall and Temazepam, medications that can cause side effects such as agitation and mood swings.
http://abcnews.go.com/US/george-zimmerman-med...
I guess you don't want to tackle zazzy's ridiculous claim someone has to prove GZ wasn't stinking drunk in a court room, can't say I blame you, it's pretty damn insipid.

“FEED THE DEAD FETUS”

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#21722 May 21, 2012
Level of THC in the body is not indicative of when the person last smoked their blunt before heading off to the store to get some munchies,get paranoid at the neighborhood watch, sneak up on him, attack him and try to pound his skull into the pavement before he justifiably caps you.

:~)

Just sayin!

Since: Apr 12

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#21723 May 21, 2012
Citizen 1 wrote:
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Again...
Zimmerman on Mood Altering Drugs at time of Killing:
According to the medical report of his private physician, prior to the shooting, Zimmerman had been prescribed Adderall and Temazepam, medications that can cause side effects such as agitation and mood swings.
http://abcnews.go.com/US/george-zimmerman-med...
Good post, however... Zimmerman was "prescribed" medication that “may” have side effects.

Or as you said in your own post “can cause side effects”.

Adderall: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0...

Temazepam: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0...

The above links are from the government website for the National Institutes of Health.
Ynot

United States

#21724 May 21, 2012
zazz wrote:
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My guess is...
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Drum roll...
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Wait for it...
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My guess is you are...
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Ynot.
Let me know if you need an address to send my prize.
You are the smartest one on here. No way those two gassy mouth fools could come to that conclusion.

You win the grand prize. I shall let you know about the details.

“wisdom”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#21725 May 21, 2012
Citizen 1 wrote:
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Wrong.
Even Mark O'Mara agrees with Angela Corey that much of the critical evidence HAS NOT yet been released.
Corey said this weekend that evidence released so far is not the sum total of her case.
"What the general public has to remember, and the media has to remember, is that there is a lot we cannot release by law," Corey said.
Zimmerman's attorney Mark O'Mara apparently agrees with Corey.
"[It is] way too early to tell," he said. "That's me not only commenting on evidence, but the weight of all the evidence. And I don't even have all the evidence."
http://abcnews.go.com/US/george-zimmerman-cas...
How did the Bible-Thumpers on Topix get access to this evidence which has NOT been released to the media? Hmmmmmmmm. Divine Intervention?
which bible thumpers would that be?

how long will you ignore this?

MIAMI – The stack of evidence released last week in the second-degree murder case against George Zimmerman is notable, legal experts say, for what's not in it: firm evidence that Zimmerman acted with malice when he shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

Special prosecutor Angela Corey charged Zimmerman last month, alleging that Zimmerman, a neighborhood crime-watch volunteer, acted with ill will when he shot Martin, who was black, after a Feb. 26 scuffle behind some townhouses in a gated community in Sanford, Fla., where Martin was staying with his father.

But analysts say the evidence released so far contains little information to support the prosecutor's contention that Zimmerman acted with a "depraved mind" when he shot Martin - a standard the prosecution must meet if the murder charge is to stand.

"I still don't see any evidence yet of the elements of second-degree murder," said Miami defense attorney John Priovolos, a former prosecutor. The special prosecutor "has to prove ill will, hatred or spite. I don't see any evidence of his state of mind," he said.

Read more here: http://www.theolympian.com/2012/05/20/2112243 ...

“wisdom”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#21726 May 21, 2012
Nothing, zero, nada, zilch
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#21727 May 21, 2012
TractorFarmer wrote:
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A drug test is not mandatory. They had no reason to believe he was on drugs or alcohol.
And what were the levels of THC in %? I didn't see the records. And what are you basing "at least a week ago" on? I never heard a time frame mentioned.
He just killed someone at point blank range with a loaded weapon.

Pretty stupid of those cops, I'd say.

Obviously there's no confidence in the Police Chief and the Wolfinger stepped aside instead of making his case.

A bunch of desk sitting, clueless, paper pushers.

Since: Nov 11

Location hidden

#21728 May 21, 2012
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Son, they're just matching what you're offering. Why should anyone else do more work when you hold yourself to such a low standard?
Nope. Still no proof Zimmerman did anything wrong. Prove he started the fight, which nobody here can.

Since: Nov 11

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#21729 May 21, 2012
Citizen 1 wrote:
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Wrong.
Even Mark O'Mara agrees with Angela Corey that much of the critical evidence HAS NOT yet been released.
Corey said this weekend that evidence released so far is not the sum total of her case.
"What the general public has to remember, and the media has to remember, is that there is a lot we cannot release by law," Corey said.
Zimmerman's attorney Mark O'Mara apparently agrees with Corey.
"[It is] way too early to tell," he said. "That's me not only commenting on evidence, but the weight of all the evidence. And I don't even have all the evidence."
http://abcnews.go.com/US/george-zimmerman-cas...
How did the Bible-Thumpers on Topix get access to this evidence which has NOT been released to the media? Hmmmmmmmm. Divine Intervention?
Right. And they might find more evidence. Maybe there was another witness. I hope they find more, because it seems there is just so little so far.
Ynot

United States

#21730 May 21, 2012
the westerner wrote:
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I don't see you, go away, shoo little cockroach, you're even dumber than the rest of the circle jerking clown posse and that's saying a lot.
You come running to the aid of your butt buddy like the suckup you are. If I was talkin to you, then you better answer me. But I wasnt.

If that coward can't defend himself you better stay out the way and give him time.

You talk to me when I question you, no sooner!

Now get the hell outta my way, stoopid jr.

“FEED THE DEAD FETUS”

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#21731 May 21, 2012
"Point blank range"

When someone is on top of you, beating you and pounding your skull into the concrete.

And you manage to retrieve your concealed 9mm, stick it against their chest and end their vicious attack.

"Point Blank Range"

Since: Nov 11

Location hidden

#21732 May 21, 2012
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>He just killed someone at point blank range with a loaded weapon.
Pretty stupid of those cops, I'd say.
Obviously there's no confidence in the Police Chief and the Wolfinger stepped aside instead of making his case.
A bunch of desk sitting, clueless, paper pushers.
Starting with the number of photos taken. But, in their defense, Martin had no ID on him. They believed he wasn't from that neighborhood. I would think most detectives would have still taken tons of photos and that they would have taken a blood sample from Zimmerman also. But I'm not getting into that part of the case.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#21733 May 21, 2012
TractorFarmer wrote:
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Nope. Still no proof Zimmerman did anything wrong. Prove he started the fight, which nobody here can.
And still no proof Martin did anything wrong besides just heading home and noticing he was being followed by the crazed Zimmerman in the dark.

And Zimmerman was the only one with a loaded weapon.

And Zimmerman was the only one to use it to kill.

Zimmerman's intent appears clear. What's he going to tell the judge? I was following the guy with a loaded weapon for my protection?
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Yeah

Mililani, HI

#21735 May 21, 2012
TractorFarmer wrote:
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Starting with the number of photos taken. But, in their defense, Martin had no ID on him. They believed he wasn't from that neighborhood. I would think most detectives would have still taken tons of photos and that they would have taken a blood sample from Zimmerman also. But I'm not getting into that part of the case.
lol! So now you're saying they profiled Martin.

You keep flip flopping between what you "believe" and demanding facts from others.

You have a warped sense of justice.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#21736 May 21, 2012
BRONACH wrote:
"Point blank range"
When someone is on top of you, beating you and pounding your skull into the concrete.
And you manage to retrieve your concealed 9mm, stick it against their chest and end their vicious attack.
"Point Blank Range"
lol! Yep. You've progressed from the magic bullet to the magic gun now son.

You've been watching too much of Wil E Coyote and his ideas!

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