Obama: 'Trayvon Martin could have bee...

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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#931 Dec 1, 2013
The Reality wrote:
I see the hate everyday here in Philly.
Most black people hate white people and thats a fact.
Right.

What part of South Philly is the dumpster you live in, BottleQueen?

Because we know there are no white racists in the city of brotherly love.

http://www.clutchmagonline.com/2012/09/could-...
Donny

Kansas City, MO

#932 Dec 1, 2013
I think it is funny how people defend the worthless thug Trayvon.
He was nothing but a violent POS. Zimmerman isn't no angel but he did the world a big favor and probably saved a few lives by killing that criminal thug in self defense. Kinda like nipping a worthless life in the bud.

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#933 Dec 1, 2013
Donny wrote:
I think it is funny how people defend the worthless thug Trayvon.
I think it's sadder that there are people who are such bigots they'd rather rally around a pedophile and a person that likes hitting women than admit what they know: that this bully is going to keep doing what he does until the state puts him away or he does it to the wrong person.
Jack

Saint Louis, MO

#934 Dec 1, 2013
Whats even sadder is people who will excuse crime because it is perpetrated by someone with dark brown skin.
If Zimmerman breaks the law now or in the future than arrest and prosecute. That doesn't change the fact that he was justified in killing Trayvon in self defense.
I am sick of people excusing away crime perpetrated by black people, its sickening and racist.

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#935 Dec 1, 2013
Jack wrote:
If Zimmerman breaks the law now or in the future than arrest and prosecute.
You mean like before the pedophile killed this boy- when he assaulted a police office, and then a girlfriend, and got fired from his under the table job when he was evading taxes, and after he killed this boy, when he assaulted his father in law, and since then threatened yet another woman with a shotgun?

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#936 Dec 1, 2013
Jack wrote:
That doesn't change the fact that he was justified in killing Trayvon in self defense.
It isn't self-defense if you accost someone minding his own business, and then pull a gun and kill him because he doesn't fall to your feet asking you for mercy.
Obama Mama

Bainbridge, GA

#937 Dec 1, 2013
Following a suspicious person in your neighborhood is not a crime, asking them what the f..k are you doing here is not a crime, but when little Trayvon put his hands in Z it escalated to a whole different level. It was assault then and the chit hit the fan. When a person is assaulted and in fear of his life .... you know the rest of the story.
Truth

Provo, UT

#938 Dec 1, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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It isn't self-defense if you accost someone minding his own business, and then pull a gun and kill him because he doesn't fall to your feet asking you for mercy.
No. thats not what happened. Zimmerman followed Trayvon in his neighborhood until Trayvon was almost home. He then broke from following but Trayvon followed Zimmerman back and asked him "Do you have a problem?" Zimmerman said "No" and Trayvon said "You do now" and started assaulting him. Trayvon got him on the ground and was banging his head into the pavement and Zimmerman feared for his life and shot Trayvon.
All Zimmerman's and Trayvon's injuries backed Zimmerman's story.

Invent whatever YOU THINK happened but he was tried and found NOT GUILTY. Get the f-ck over it because you sound ridiculous.

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#939 Dec 1, 2013
Obama Mama wrote:
Following a suspicious person in your neighborhood is not a crime,.
It was the boy's fault that he was black, eh?

It is a crime to pull a gun on someone you've decided is too black to be in your neighborhood unless you are a cop.

A real cop, not a pedophile who flunked out of school pretending to be a cop.

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#940 Dec 1, 2013
Truth wrote:
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No. thats not what happened. Zimmerman followed Trayvon in his neighborhood until Trayvon was almost home.
The pedophile saw a black boy come into "his" neighborhood and immediately decided the boy was a criminal.

He turned his truck around and stalked the boy.

When he was told by the police department to stay put, he decided he'd play the bad azz he wasn't.

He shot the boy when he lost control pretending to be a cop.
oh yeah

Rio Rancho, NM

#943 Dec 2, 2013
I bet more people than not wish the 2 could just trade places
Quincy

Pittsview, AL

#944 Dec 2, 2013
Truth wrote:
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No. thats not what happened. Zimmerman followed Trayvon in his neighborhood until Trayvon was almost home. He then broke from following but Trayvon followed Zimmerman back and asked him "Do you have a problem?" Zimmerman said "No" and Trayvon said "You do now" and started assaulting him. Trayvon got him on the ground and was banging his head into the pavement and Zimmerman feared for his life and shot Trayvon.
All Zimmerman's and Trayvon's injuries backed Zimmerman's story.
Invent whatever YOU THINK happened but he was tried and found NOT GUILTY. Get the f-ck over it because you sound ridiculous.
Some people will never accept the cold hard facts that you present here.
Its called denial.

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#945 Dec 2, 2013
Quincy wrote:
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Some people will never accept the cold hard facts that you present here.
Its called denial.
Right.

So the pedophile is out on bail again.

Everyone is picking on poor Georgy.
Cat74

Oswego, IL

#947 Dec 26, 2013
There is no proof Zimmerman was a pedophile. As far as Trayvon is concerned he attacked Zimmerman first. He tried to steal his gun. He banged his head on the concrete sidewalk. He attacked the wrong guy. Zimmerman saved the state thousands of dollars for the trial, and incarceration of a gangbanger wannabee. He should get the keys to the city. His parents are still trying to make a buck off their son, the petty criminal. Check out his juvie record.

“Yes WE Can! Yes we Will!”

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Since: Jul 07

Baltimore, Md.

#949 Dec 31, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
There is no proof Zimmerman was a pedophile. As far as Trayvon is concerned he attacked Zimmerman first. He tried to steal his gun. He banged his head on the concrete sidewalk. He attacked the wrong guy. Zimmerman saved the state thousands of dollars for the trial, and incarceration of a gangbanger wannabee. He should get the keys to the city. His parents are still trying to make a buck off their son, the petty criminal. Check out his juvie record.
There's only Zimbo's word that Trayvon attacked him. It was Zim who started the confrontation by stalking Trayvon, Probably, Zimbo attacked the wrong guy and was getting his butt whooped. He needed a gun to win a fight which he started with a 17 year old. Also, you might check out Zimbo's record of violence against cops and women.
Sorry but its true

Kansas City, MO

#951 Jan 1, 2014
Many of the black youth in America are gonna have to learn that the rest of America is tired of being victims to their violence and crime.
I refuse to be a victim of black hate.

Since: Sep 13

Columbus, GA

#952 Jan 1, 2014
Sorry but its true wrote:
Many of the black youth in America are gonna have to learn that the rest of America is tired of being victims to their violence and crime.
I refuse to be a victim of black hate.
Move to Sweden then. Bye. Good luck. Sayonara.
UR PFC

Kansas City, MO

#953 Jan 1, 2014
ster402005 wrote:
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Move to Sweden then. Bye. Good luck. Sayonara.
Who the f-<k asked you David? Why don't you go the f-<k home.
Joel Wischkaemper

Denver, CO

#954 Jan 1, 2014
Cat74 wrote:
The President was brought up in an upper middle class home, went to private schools, college Harvard, etc. Trayvon was brought up in a drug infested lower class neighborhood known for its gangs, and criminal activities. No that couldn't have been Obama. The truth isn't in Obama. He will lie about anything
A lie? Was it a lie, or was the radical propaganda from radical groups so thoroughly ingrained in the African American Population that even a bright black man cannot see our society.. doesn't know and possibly, cannot know our society.
The assumption he made was enormous, very insulting and bigoted. In all this land, there are so many place where blacks live as Americans live and lived like that all their lives. In many places in this country, there were no African Americans, and the bias and racism that African Americans make such a play to display, we simply not in place.
In all this land, we know the black educational level is far less than average. Fathers casually abandon their wives and children, and now American Television is trying hard to call us whites.. one and all racist. American Television is desperately forcing a revision of the Black Profile that ..must.. be faced before the change can be made.
The 'Change'? Blacks don't like their community, and they want out. When the do come out, do they bring what they were contributing to the Black community with them? Yes they do.

When does it stop, and does the profile manufactured for African Americans help in getting it stopped? It is a lousy profile.. it does not help and until American Television just looks without editorializing, it will just go on, and on, and on. And it is dangerous to all around them.
Old Man

Columbus, GA

#955 Jan 1, 2014
The current phenomenon of blaming whites, "white privilege" or whatever fantasy the race industry can dream up to blame others for the cultural breakdown of many blacks and their families.
That's what that Phil Robertson was talking about, back in the day blacks and whites both shared the same values and morality. We have seen the destruction of the black family unit and the culture that supports it. Is there any wonder about the violence?
Blaming whites is easy and provides a easy excuse, it also continues the hate.
But most people, black and white, know its a lie.

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