Text of Obama statement on Trayvon Ma...

Text of Obama statement on Trayvon Martin verdict

There are 60 comments on the Seattle Times story from Jul 19, 2013, titled Text of Obama statement on Trayvon Martin verdict. In it, Seattle Times reports that:

Text of President Barack Obama's statement Friday following the acquittal last weekend of George Zimmerman by a Florida jury in the February 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin, as transcribed by Federal News Service.

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snort

Albuquerque, NM

#24 Jul 20, 2013
what a race baiting jackson/farakhan/sharpton wannabee this loon of a prez is !

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#25 Jul 20, 2013
snort wrote:
what a race baiting jackson/farakhan/sharpton wannabee this loon of a prez is !
...BULLSH*T.....

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#27 Jul 20, 2013
Thanks Aisling...We're of to the Grocery...to profile some tomatoes and Buitoni fresh noodles....
aisling-

Ashley, OH

#28 Jul 20, 2013
And re the Zimmerman "profiling" Trayvon? Per Mike McDaniels:

"Language matters. In denotation and in connotation, in the way in which “profiling” has any real meaning and productive use, it is something only agents of government can do, and if one accepts its denotative meaning, it is unethical.

To suggest that George Zimmerman was profiling Trayvon Martin is to so misuse the term and to so trivialize it as to render it meaningless.

The prosecution surely knows this, yet they misused the term in the affidavit and continue to misuse it. In addition, they knew that Zimmerman was the Neighborhood Watch Captain, and that his position, while not making him a police officer or an agent of the police, conferred a status not carried by the average citizen. It should be expected that Zimmerman would be more vigilant than the average citizen, more knowledgeable about criminal activity in his neighborhood, and in more frequent contact with the police. Failing to mention these facts in the affidavit is arguably unethical, perhaps even criminal.

As a brief side note, when the prosecution wrote that affidavit, they also knew that when Zimmerman observed Martin, Martin was breaking the law by virtue of the marijuana in his system, yet they did not mention that either, saying instead that he was not committing a crime–a blatant falsehood. This too is unethical, and arguably, perjury. In addition, the prosecution surely knows that any citizen, including Zimmerman, may watch anyone else, and that the police routinely encourage citizens to be vigilant for suspicious persons and to call the police when they see suspicious activity. By writing that Martin was not committing a crime, the prosecution was directly implying that Zimmerman was doing something wrong merely by observing Martin. This too is unethical and has no bearing on the elements of the crime.

What then is the utility–for the media, the prosecution, the Martin family and the Scheme Team–in using the word “profiling?” Without it, the narrative falls. It suggests unfair and even racist mistreatment of minorities. It establishes and sustains a racial component in this case where even an exhaustive investigation by the FBI found none. It transmogrifies George Zimmerman, who considers him self to be Hispanic, and who actually has a black ancestor, into a “white-Hispanic” racist.

In short, it is a lie, an attempt to make up for a lack of actual evidence against Zimmerman by means of name-calling."

http://statelymcdanielmanor.wordpress.com/201...
aisling-

Ashley, OH

#29 Jul 20, 2013
If anyone has a civil rights case it would be Zimmerman due to the racial aspect that been played over and over again since day one.

Something that man, who supposedly is the smartest President to ever have been elected, fully understands.

If I'm Zimmerman, sue the living daylights out of them all for the witch-hunt that he and numerous others have been subjected to at the hands of the race hustlers, pimp party and uber liberal statist media. Just as Ricard Jewell did when he was branded, his good name ruined, when he was accused of being the Olympic Centennial Park bomber.
aisling-

Ashley, OH

#30 Jul 20, 2013
*pimp party = poverty pimps
Detroit Ape City

Chicago, IL

#31 Jul 20, 2013
DISASTER LOOMS wrote:
<quoted text>
violent crime is a function of unemployment and poverty.
What is your sloganeering thought process a function of?
Detroit of the Apes

Chicago, IL

#32 Jul 20, 2013
Obama slanted the facts: he said if the deceased couldn't shoot Zimmerman in his vehicle, then Stand Your Ground is racist.

In his car?

No one said Zimmerman could do an ape drive-by.
aisling-

Ashley, OH

#33 Jul 20, 2013
Busting out all over: Black mob violence
See if your home town is on this list of notorious cities

"Welcome to the new normal: Large-scale black mob violence is busting out in Philadelphia, Chicago, Utica, Jacksonville, St. Louis, Wilmington (Delaware), Greenville (South Carolina), Grand Rapids, Peoria, Springfield (Ohio), Newark, Boston and Brooklyn.

All in the last three weeks.

Police say they are baffled. Others say it is a regular meteorological event:“Large crowds and fights are not uncommon in the city in the warm weather,” said the ABC affiliate in Philadelphia.

The latest example of the new normal took place Tuesday in Philadelphia: 200 black people on the streets of the downtown financial district: fighting, vandalizing, rampaging, refusing to disperse, tossing bottles at police. It began at 4 p.m. and took police 90 minutes to restore order.

At the epicenter of the violence, an employee of Wendy’s said no one was surprised.

“It usually happens when the weather breaks,” Lakia Garrick told the local Fox affiliate.“They come in here and go crazy. It was really expected.”

Fourteen black people were arrested and charged with misdemeanors.

The riot came less than a month after the political and media establishment of Philadelphia rose up in outrage at an article in Philadelphia Magazine called “Being White in Philly.”

The article documented how racial violence was an every day fact of life in the City of Brotherly Love; and how most white people were afraid to talk about it because they were afraid of being called a racist.

Or as the Philadelphia Inquirer put it: The article was seen as “dwelling on negative experiences that whites had with blacks that often fit into racial stereotypes.”

Mayor Nutter asked the city’s Human Relations Commission to investigate the author and the magazine."
http://www.wnd.com/2013/04/busting-out-all-ov...
aisling-

Ashley, OH

#34 Jul 20, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
Thanks Aisling...We're of to the Grocery...to profile some tomatoes and Buitoni fresh noodles....
You're very welcome, Go Blue.:)

Just don't profile the black olives or else you'll have some splainin' to do. LOL
aisling-

Ashley, OH

#35 Jul 20, 2013
Detroit of the Apes wrote:
Obama slanted the facts: he said if the deceased couldn't shoot Zimmerman in his vehicle, then Stand Your Ground is racist.
In his car?
No one said Zimmerman could do an ape drive-by.
The thing is, SYG was irrelevant in Zimmerman's case and why it was tried as self-defense. They just want to use it to push their anti-SYG agenda. All along they've had their sights set on the shooting as a means to push stricter gun control.
james

Albany, NY

#36 Jul 20, 2013
Annie wrote:
I can see where he's coming from. Being an African American in this U.S, it's as if they expect nothing from us, only to be hoodlums, criminals of the law. Many African Americans are fustrated because the case is basically promoting that we're suspicious, we're this and that....we don't deserve the same rights as whites or any other group. I actually had never been followed around in a department store, but however, maybe I'm lucky, or something. Today I went to Claire's and my friend and her friend were there. The clerk was Asian, and I was looking for Hello Kitty jewerly for my friend's party. Anyways, my white friends were looking at this plush pony toy, and they quickly stuck the toy in the bag, whilst I tried to look away. I walked away from them several minutes later...and well they were caught and walked out of the store. So I suppose that other minorities don't count out blacks...or maybe because I didn't look suspicious...I don't know.
Obama was raised by a white woman so he would have politely told George the apt where he was staying; Trashon was a punk-so he sucker-punched the Hispanic man
james

Albany, NY

#37 Jul 20, 2013
aisling- wrote:
*pimp party = poverty pimps
I HOPE DOJ INVESTIGATES THE OJ CASE OF INTENTIONAL MUTILATION OF TWO WHITES!!!!
james

Albany, NY

#38 Jul 20, 2013
aisling- wrote:
Busting out all over: Black mob violence
See if your home town is on this list of notorious cities
"Welcome to the new normal: Large-scale black mob violence is busting out in Philadelphia, Chicago, Utica, Jacksonville, St. Louis, Wilmington (Delaware), Greenville (South Carolina), Grand Rapids, Peoria, Springfield (Ohio), Newark, Boston and Brooklyn.
All in the last three weeks.
Police say they are baffled. Others say it is a regular meteorological event:“Large crowds and fights are not uncommon in the city in the warm weather,” said the ABC affiliate in Philadelphia.
The latest example of the new normal took place Tuesday in Philadelphia: 200 black people on the streets of the downtown financial district: fighting, vandalizing, rampaging, refusing to disperse, tossing bottles at police. It began at 4 p.m. and took police 90 minutes to restore order.
At the epicenter of the violence, an employee of Wendy’s said no one was surprised.
“It usually happens when the weather breaks,” Lakia Garrick told the local Fox affiliate.“They come in here and go crazy. It was really expected.”
Fourteen black people were arrested and charged with misdemeanors.
The riot came less than a month after the political and media establishment of Philadelphia rose up in outrage at an article in Philadelphia Magazine called “Being White in Philly.”
The article documented how racial violence was an every day fact of life in the City of Brotherly Love; and how most white people were afraid to talk about it because they were afraid of being called a racist.
Or as the Philadelphia Inquirer put it: The article was seen as “dwelling on negative experiences that whites had with blacks that often fit into racial stereotypes.”
Mayor Nutter asked the city’s Human Relations Commission to investigate the author and the magazine."
http://www.wnd.com/2013/04/busting-out-all-ov...
rIOTING IS MORE FUN FOR THEM THAN WORKING FOR A LIVING: FREE SNEAKERS AND WINGS
aisling-

Ashley, OH

#39 Jul 20, 2013
*And SYG wouldn't apply to Trayvon because he went back and sucker punched Zimmerman/in effect, being the aggressor. Per Raychel Jeantel, she stated that in her CNN interview. Any thought of Trayvon using SYG? He obliterated that when he turned around and attacked Zimmerman. It was clearly a case of self-defense and where Zimmerman was found to have used justifiable deadly force as a means of self-defense.
Detroit of the Apes

Chicago, IL

#40 Jul 20, 2013
aisling- wrote:
<quoted text>
The thing is, SYG was irrelevant in Zimmerman's case and why it was tried as self-defense. They just want to use it to push their anti-SYG agenda. All along they've had their sights set on the shooting as a means to push stricter gun control.
I second that your posts are great.

Obama was nearly crying yesterday-never hear from him about the economy.

UNBELIEVABLE.
Categorical Imperative

Harrisburg, PA

#41 Jul 20, 2013
iamcuriousnow wrote:
No white person has any idea what it would be like to be"profiled" or "stalked"...
There people of all non-black races who are stalked by the police because they are under police surveillance. The Jews were stalked.
aisling-

Ashley, OH

#42 Jul 20, 2013
james wrote:
<quoted text>I HOPE DOJ INVESTIGATES THE OJ CASE OF INTENTIONAL MUTILATION OF TWO WHITES!!!!
Fair is fair. However, we all know how that works w/respect to Holder's DOJ that is currently in place.
Detroit of the Apes

Chicago, IL

#43 Jul 20, 2013
And OJ WAS STALKING!

Zimmerman wasn't stalking--Obama knows better and is patronizing pure-bred apes.
aisling-

Ashley, OH

#45 Jul 20, 2013
james wrote:
<quoted text>rIOTING IS MORE FUN FOR THEM THAN WORKING FOR A LIVING: FREE SNEAKERS AND WINGS
It does seem to be the case, doesn't it. However, the rioting isn't much fun for those who are working and having to contend w/that. And it's the working tax payers who wind up footing the bill for the cleanup. Not to mention, the cost for the losses that those businesses incur are handed down to the customer.

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