Trayvon Martin Debate - Beckley, WV

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What's your reaction to the Trayvon Martin Case?

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srryurparentsbra inwshdu

United States

#86 Mar 29, 2012
And come on ppl.. F----n c--n.. They always get away?!?!?! Didn't know in fl u were allowed to hunt in neighborhoods! If only he would of had his hunting dogs he wouldn't of got beat up and trayvon wouldn't of been shoot.. He could of treed him until the cops arrived!!

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#87 Mar 29, 2012
ppl4whotheyr-notwhattheyr wrote:
Obama is irrelevant. Seen where someone was talking about the bounty the black panthers have out for zimmerman saying what if that was white ppl after a blk man- seriously? Have you no knowledge of the history of this country? Never heard of lynching?(Guess the big difference in then and now is authorities were approving and a part of the hunting and killing)And regardless of The facts of zimmermans approach.. U call and let cops handle situations like that.. And regardless of whether they started fighting if you're beating someone up you should be shot? If you get beat up you should be allowed to shoot that person? U take that ass whooping deserved or not and either come back for more tomorrow or call the cops and have them charged! That's the problem-ppl are so willing to take anothers life over nothing!
You know, you win the prize for the most intelligent post here. Yeah, there was no reason for a gun to be involved in this, i have had some ass whoopings, some doozies, the thought of shooting someone never entered my mind, til the next day lol, But you don't do that, the whole deal is a mess, Florida is a mess. I am so glad i moved back to West By God Virginia!!!
Hehehe

Chesapeake, VA

#88 Mar 29, 2012
I think none of you got the facts when you were in Law School studying the judicial system, you were sleeping in class. Bunch of deadbeat detectives, that's what you are!

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Rooted in Reality

#89 Mar 29, 2012
Guess we just do the Joe Friday approach.......Just the facts maam, just the facts.

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#90 Mar 29, 2012
I would say the verdict will be negligent homicide or some sentence like that. Then comes the way prisons work, more than likely it will be a state or county prison and not a federal one. Whatever the sentence then for every day he spends it will count as 3 days, or if he is a trustee up to 5 days for every day served, the whole deal is a travesty and the media and politicians have just made it even worse than it ever was, same with his parents, and everyone else involved in the whole debacle.Two lives are lost here, and sad for the both of them.
cgi_46

Alderson, WV

#91 Mar 30, 2012
cgi_46 wrote:
Scumbag Spike Lee tweeted incorrect George Zimmerman address, possibly putting Sanford woman in danger:
http://dailycaller.com/2012/03/27/paper-spike...
UPDATE:

Spike Lee Settles for Retweeting Wrong Address

SANFORD, Fla.(AP)— An elderly couple has reached a settlement with Spike Lee after the pair said they had to leave their Florida home after the director help spread a Twitter posting listing their address as that of the man who shot an unarmed teen.

The couple's attorney, Matt Morgan, announced the settlement Thursday. Morgan says Lee called them to apologize for retweeting their address. Specifics of the settlement weren't disclosed.

Elaine and David McClain are in their 70s and say they have a son named William George Zimmerman, who lived in their Sanford area home in the mid-1990s. They say he is no relation to 28-year-old George Zimmerman, who killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26.

The killing has touched off widespread protests around the country and expressions of outrage — including from Lee and other celebrities — because Zimmerman was not arrested. The neighborhood watch volunteer has said he acted in self-defense.

http://news.yahoo.com/spike-lee-settles-retwe...

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#92 Mar 30, 2012
ppl4whotheyr-notwhattheyr wrote:
Obama is irrelevant. Seen where someone was talking about the bounty the black panthers have out for zimmerman saying what if that was white ppl after a blk man- seriously? Have you no knowledge of the history of this country? Never heard of lynching?(Guess the big difference in then and now is authorities were approving and a part of the hunting and killing)And regardless of The facts of zimmermans approach.. U call and let cops handle situations like that.. And regardless of whether they started fighting if you're beating someone up you should be shot? If you get beat up you should be allowed to shoot that person? U take that ass whooping deserved or not and either come back for more tomorrow or call the cops and have them charged! That's the problem-ppl are so willing to take anothers life over nothing!
Bet after you got all that off your chest you went from a size D cup to an A.
What the heck does 100 year old public lynching have to do with the modern day black panther gang?
Before you get that mouth in gear, put shift your brain out of neutral.
Glad you will wait for the police to come rescue you in an emergency. The world can survive with one less nut.
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capitalist pig

Beckley, WV

#94 Mar 30, 2012
uh oh, another warning from the moderator.

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#95 Mar 30, 2012
Ha-ha! Guess the moderators are keeping an eye on this topic since they started it....or maybe they're keeping an eye on CP.
Skeptic

Princeton, WV

#96 Mar 30, 2012
Zimmerman is a victim of our society. People are robbing and stealing. People are scared and want to protect themselves from the thieves. The teenager fit the description of someone who had broken in 8 houses in that area. He was also suspended from school for stealing and jewelry was found in his backpack. It would be interesting if the teenager's fingerprints were found in the peoples' homes that were robbed. This is not a race issue. People shouldn't have to fear living in their own homes. They shouldn't have to patrol the streets but unfortunately in this world of drug addicts and thieves, something has to be done. I do not agree with Zimmerman following him or shooting him. I'm sure Zimmerman didn't wake up that morning thinking " I'll shoot me a black kid today.". This is not a racial issue. If the reports for the home robberies would have said it was a white teenager with a hoodie and then a white kid was seen in the neighbor with a hoodie, the same thing would have happened but we wouldn't hear about it. Not everything is about race.

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#97 Mar 30, 2012
Skeptic wrote:
Zimmerman is a victim of our society. People are robbing and stealing. People are scared and want to protect themselves from the thieves. The teenager fit the description of someone who had broken in 8 houses in that area. He was also suspended from school for stealing and jewelry was found in his backpack. It would be interesting if the teenager's fingerprints were found in the peoples' homes that were robbed. This is not a race issue. People shouldn't have to fear living in their own homes. They shouldn't have to patrol the streets but unfortunately in this world of drug addicts and thieves, something has to be done. I do not agree with Zimmerman following him or shooting him. I'm sure Zimmerman didn't wake up that morning thinking " I'll shoot me a black kid today.". This is not a racial issue. If the reports for the home robberies would have said it was a white teenager with a hoodie and then a white kid was seen in the neighbor with a hoodie, the same thing would have happened but we wouldn't hear about it. Not everything is about race.
At this point we don't know if it is a racial issue or not. This is the first time I have heard about 8 homes being broken into so I don't know why the finger is being pointed at the Martin kid. I will wait for the official investigation report but I have to tell you that it really pisses me off to see someone bringing this up when there is no evidence that this kid was involved at all. I doubt very much that Zimmerman needed any additional motivation to consider this black kid as a threat.
capitalist pig

Beckley, WV

#98 Mar 30, 2012
how was this kid different from the black kids that Zimmerman mentored. how does one go from a mentor of black children to someone who profiles and kills them. Thanks to sharpton, we will probably never know.
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start thinking

Beckley, WV

#100 Mar 31, 2012
Beckley Truth wrote:
<quoted text>You sick bastard.Need more info?? Ok the kid was killed for walking while black,wearing a hoodie,and carring skiddles.No1 Zimmerman sould not have been carring a gun.2 he was told by police to stay in his vehicle and take no further action.Only a racist right wing nut would try to tie this to Obamas campaign.
YOU HAVE NO TRUTH AT ALL....

this so called kid like ALL Blacks have the idea they can do whatever they wish and everyone else has to move out of thier way. They have been catered to for so long they think they own it all.
They are taught at home, in schools and in their churches they have the RIGHT to be above everyone else. They harp on slavery as their Rightful ability to now trample on everyone else.( Just listen to Rev Wrights sermons , you know the guy Obummer sAT UNDER FOR 20+ yEARS !!)

And the REAL facts are beginning to come out anD this Boy was not Mr sweet heart innocent as every one is trying to make him out to be.
SO before you start harpimng about being Beckley Truth , I suggest YOU go get some TRUTH

and as far as Obummer goes he is NO DIFFERENT !!!

and like all Blacks full or half breeds they are ALL taught they are owed everything and everyone especially whites need to bow at their feet because somewhere in History some one bought their grand parents for a few bucks !!!
Beckley Truth

Beckley, WV

#101 Mar 31, 2012
Starshine wrote:
<quoted text>
He was in a gated community that has been having break in's and he didn't live there. Zimmerman was on the community watch, so naturally he was on the look out for suspicious activity... He may have been a bit over zealous, but he didn't just follow the guy to shoot him.. he shot in self defense as he was on the ground getting the shit beat out of him. So I don't think this is a hate crime.
How in hell do you know so much about what happened.You write as if you were there.I don't how it went down, but one thing is sure;if Zimmerman had remained in his vechile as instruced by the police,this would never have happened.
Beckley Truth

Beckley, WV

#102 Mar 31, 2012
start thinking wrote:
<quoted text>
YOU HAVE NO TRUTH AT ALL....
this so called kid like ALL Blacks have the idea they can do whatever they wish and everyone else has to move out of thier way. They have been catered to for so long they think they own it all.
They are taught at home, in schools and in their churches they have the RIGHT to be above everyone else. They harp on slavery as their Rightful ability to now trample on everyone else.( Just listen to Rev Wrights sermons , you know the guy Obummer sAT UNDER FOR 20+ yEARS !!)
And the REAL facts are beginning to come out anD this Boy was not Mr sweet heart innocent as every one is trying to make him out to be.
SO before you start harpimng about being Beckley Truth , I suggest YOU go get some TRUTT
and as far as Obummer goes he is NO DIFFERENT !!!
and like all Blacks full or half breeds they are ALL taught they are owed everything and everyone especially whites need to bow at their feet because somewhere in History some one bought their grand parents for a few bucks !!!
Boy you just proved my point. you are an ignorant sick racist S.O.B of the worst kind.You should seek help before you do something crazy or some one puts you out of your misery.You certanly showed your ignorance.
woolineyes

Beckley, WV

#103 Mar 31, 2012
This is what the NRA promotes. Everybody carry a gun. We are supposed to live in a society where the police protect us. The days of the wild west was over many years ago. There still remains the old fashioned group of people that don't want to live in the 21st century. Zimmerman should have gone on to Target store, shopped and returned home and minded his own business. The police didn't want him trying to do their job. If Zimmerman wanted to protect his home, thats a very different story.
informed citizen

Oak Hill, WV

#104 Mar 31, 2012
woolineyes wrote:
This is what the NRA promotes. Everybody carry a gun. We are supposed to live in a society where the police protect us. The days of the wild west was over many years ago. There still remains the old fashioned group of people that don't want to live in the 21st century. Zimmerman should have gone on to Target store, shopped and returned home and minded his own business. The police didn't want him trying to do their job. If Zimmerman wanted to protect his home, thats a very different story.
First off - Zimmerman had volunteered as a neighborhood watch person. He was doing a job.

Second-

Police can't protect everyone, everywhere.

People like you who live in a dream-world utopia can't understand that dialing 911 is not, in a lot of cases, going to get a person - policeman, fireman or ambulance - to your door quick enough to be much help.
Take that wool out of your eyes

and

Help yourself by being prepared -- then call 911 for backup.

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Police Protection

Most Police Have No Legal Duty to Protect Citizens from Criminal Attack

Underlying all “gun control” ideology is this one belief.”“Private citizens don’t need firearms because the police will protect them from crime.” That belief is both false and dangerous for two reasons.

First, the police cannot and do not protect everyone from crime. Second, the government and the police in most localities owe no legal duty to protect individuals from criminal attack. When it comes to deterring crime and defending against criminals, individuals are ultimately responsible for themselves and their loved ones. Depending solely on police emergency response means relying on the telephone as the only defensive tool. Too often, citizens in trouble dial 911 ... and die.

Read the rest -

http://www.thefreemanonline.org/featured/just...
Sam Slick

Beckley, WV

#105 Mar 31, 2012
To Informed Citizen I say well said. It's a cold world out there pack your own heat.
capitalist pig

Beckley, WV

#106 Mar 31, 2012
In what universe do you live where the police are supposed to protect us. We live under a constitution where the police can only arrest the people after they kill or assault you. If you want defended, you better be prepared to defend yourself. I always considered it my sacred duty to be ready and able to protect my family.
Liberals always want to paint a negative picture of anyone who is willing to defend themselves because they always want to subject everyone to government control. But make no mistake, they will always preserve the right of self protection for themselves.
clearly

Fort Washington, MD

#107 Mar 31, 2012
hahaha.. what.. you think its ok to kill a kid because he tagged lockers.. what the f is the point in stating the little bs he got in trouble for.. even if it is true.. its hillarious that this is supposed to make a point. how about if somebody murders your 2 year old.. and then is like... she went in the road when her mom said not to.. she went in cookies that she wasnt supposed to.. i mean wtf.. if your gonna bring up something.. atleast let it be something disturbing. wtf

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