Obama: 'Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago'

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Obama also suggested that the outcome of the case could have been different if Martin were white. "If a white male teen would have been involved in this scenario," he said, "both the outcome and the aftermath might have been different."

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#415 Jul 28, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
At least people are donating, volunteering their hard earned money.
Zimmerman is still collecting unemployment.

Wipe your chin, chubby.

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#416 Jul 28, 2013
If I Had A Son wrote:
35 years ago, Obama was doing PCP laced marijuana
George Bush was doing lines of cocaine while AWOL from the National Guard.

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#417 Jul 28, 2013
Walter wrote:
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All four were essentially the same,.
They weren't.

I liked the version where the pedophile had Martin and him fighting over the gun only of course it turns out the boy never touched the gun.

PS: if one version was true, three would be lies, and we already know no matter what that zimmerman is a liar from his bail hearing.
If I Had A Son

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#418 Jul 28, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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George Bush was doing lines of cocaine while AWOL from the National Guard.
No comparison. PCP makes Swiss Cheese out of the brain. Educators had to change Obama's grades so he could graduate from any school, just as some educators are changing failing Black grades to passing today. That's why none of his school records can be seen and hiding them has cost over a million dollars.
barfoot2526

Tulsa, OK

#419 Jul 28, 2013
Bottom line is the thug is dead and the good citizen who shot him is free. Justice is sweet.
zimmerman for president

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#421 Jul 28, 2013
George Zimmerman would make a better president than obama. Of course, anybody would make a better president than obama.

It is ALWAYS in the news.......young black men committing crimes. Deny it all you want but it is factual!!!! Young black men and crime.

Quit focusing on the non-issues and focus on the problems in the black community. No fathers. Drugs..gangs...rape....robbery ..no education.
Why is this expectable and unnoticed?
Black community......FIX IT!!!!!!!!
spocko

Oakland, CA

#422 Jul 28, 2013
Walter wrote:
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No, it is legitimate. If following someone was that wrong, it would be against the law. Stalking is against the law, but stalking is repeated following.
The argument could be made by your logic that Trayvon should have never followed Zimmerman back to Zimmerman's truck, but he did, and was within the law to do so.
He asked Zimmerman, "Do you have a problem?"
Zimmerman said "No"
Trayvon then said "You do now" and began to beat him to the ground where he got to top of him and beat his head into the concrete and broke his nose.
I guess by your logic, this was justifiable for the heinous act of "following"? Zimmerman refused to be a victim and I applaud him for that.
You excuse Trayvon's crime of assault and battery, maybe even attempted murder because he had black skin. Shame on you. Wrong is wrong no matter the skin color.
So what you are saying here Forrest Gump, is that you were there to witness the whole thing? As for the "heinous act of following" -- you are a certifiable f-ing moron!

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#423 Jul 28, 2013
same old bunch of misfits defending zimmerman thugs stick together and posting on topix how good upstanding citizens they are -lmao

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#424 Jul 28, 2013
zimmerman for president wrote:
George Zimmerman would make a better president than obama.
A short mustache and a comb over and maybe a salute.

Your kind of guy.
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#425 Jul 28, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
There was no reason for Zimmerman to take the stand. The Prosecutions own witnesses proved Self Defense for Zimmerman. There never should have been a trial. Now Zimmerman can afford bigger guns, and more then one of them, plus ammo thanks to the law abiding people who are donating to his gun fund, and home security system.
Scarface movie last scene scenario in mind?
Walter

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#431 Jul 28, 2013
The tragedy of this is that instead of condemning the violence that Trayvon initiated against Zimmerman, people are making excuses or failing to acknowledge it.
The message it is sending to our youth is that violence is a solution to your problems and that will only lead to tragedy like in this case.
Wrong is wrong whether it be perpetrated by a white, black, whatever.
Your failure to condemn Trayvon's violent actions, even if it only contributes to one more black youths death, will be solely of your shoulders.
Open your eyes people, whats killing our black youth ain't white people, its the culture that glamorizes violence, that excuses violence as long as it meets certain racial criteria .
What Trayvon did was wrong, he should've never started beating on Zimmerman.

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#432 Jul 28, 2013
alan wrote:
<quoted text>hasan, the forthood killer is still geting paid(around 300000 dollars since his arrest)
He hasn't been convicted of any crime, sticky lips.

Move to China where they aren't bothered by such legalities.

Of course, you'd lose your food stamps but at least you teach English until they wised up and discovered you can't.

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#434 Jul 29, 2013
iamcuriousnow wrote:
same old bunch of misfits defending zimmerman thugs stick together and posting on topix how good upstanding citizens they are -lmao
Of course, you imagine you're an outstanding citizen? Since when does denying the truth make you a good citizen? Only one who cannot comprehend facts could deny Zimmerman is innocent. Take off the blinders.

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#435 Jul 29, 2013
Walter wrote:
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No, it is legitimate. If following someone was that wrong, it would be against the law. Stalking is against the law, but stalking is repeated following.
The argument could be made by your logic that Trayvon should have never followed Zimmerman back to Zimmerman's truck, but he did, and was within the law to do so.
He asked Zimmerman, "Do you have a problem?"
Zimmerman said "No"
Trayvon then said "You do now" and began to beat him to the ground where he got to top of him and beat his head into the concrete and broke his nose.
I guess by your logic, this was justifiable for the heinous act of "following"? Zimmerman refused to be a victim and I applaud him for that.
You excuse Trayvon's crime of assault and battery, maybe even attempted murder because he had black skin. Shame on you. Wrong is wrong no matter the skin color.
Excellent post with good logic.

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#437 Jul 29, 2013
Hatfield McCoy wrote:
Only one who cannot comprehend facts could deny Zimmerman is innocent.
And so is OJ.

Innocent of murder.

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#438 Jul 29, 2013
Hatfield McCoy wrote:
<quoted text>Excellent post with good logic.
By the same logic, Nicole Simpson should have stayed out of the way while OJ was practicing his knife thrusts.

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#439 Jul 29, 2013
Walter wrote:
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All four were essentially the same, what lie are myth are you following now?
The prosecution could find no irregularities with the four statements given by Zimmerman.
There is no reason to keep hounding this man (Zimmerman) or the issue, unless of course, you are motivated by your racism. That is surely the case I believe.
I agree with you. Regarding racism, the poster is as bigoted as one can be.

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#440 Jul 29, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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He hasn't been convicted of any crime, sticky lips.
Move to China where they aren't bothered by such legalities.
Of course, you'd lose your food stamps but at least you teach English until they wised up and discovered you can't.
Zimmerman has not been convicted of any crime either but that doesn't stop you and your brethren from denigrating him continuously does it?

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#441 Jul 29, 2013
Hatfield McCoy wrote:
<quoted text>Of course, you imagine you're an outstanding citizen? Since when does denying the truth make you a good citizen? Only one who cannot comprehend facts could deny Zimmerman is innocent. Take off the blinders.
I have no blinders,unlike you, I'm able to process facts.

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#443 Jul 29, 2013
Pappa wrote:
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Zimmerman has not been convicted of any crime either but that doesn't stop you and your brethren from denigrating him continuously does it?
There have been lots of degenerates that haven't been convicted of a crime.

Putting aside the pedophile should have been convicted of a crime when he assaulted the police officer but daddy helped him out there, too.

And he was not convicted in this case because of the inept investigation of the case starting with Bill Lee folding the tent within hours of his private conversation with the same daddy.

I am sure the pedophile will be begging for money and you can contribute to his cause.... he's looking for a newer large screen TV.

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