Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

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"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...

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“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#943805 Jul 13, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>So, nitwit ,why are you trying to prosecute the victim Trayvon Martin on Topix if it isn't a court room?
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Stupid fckn emoron, this is not a court of law.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#943806 Jul 13, 2013
If these women rule on the Facts not Emotion the Verdict should be ‘NOT GUILITY!!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#943808 Jul 13, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>Hey, nitwit, how many times are we going to have to remind you that Trayvon Martin is not on trial; he is the dead victim .
Trayvon's lifestyle, including the images on his Obamaphone, are relevant to the probability that he was an aggressive thug who attacked Zimmerman.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#943809 Jul 13, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Were Zimmermans past brushes with the law brought up? All of his phone calls to the police? His psychiatrist? What drugs was he taking and for what? The killer is the one who should be examined with a magnifying glass; not the victim. Nothing the victim ever did in his short life has any bearing upon this case, and Zimmerman is not the the police, judge, jury and executioner.
He should get life in prison, he is a menace to society.
Much of Zimmerman's past was allowed into evidence, none of Trayvon's, as if he were Obama himself, a man without a past.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#943810 Jul 13, 2013
John Galt wrote:
Bernhard Goetz on George Zimmerman:‘The Same Thing Is Happening’
by Harry Siegel, Filipa Ioannou Jul 12, 2013 4:45 AM EDT
Thirty years after the shooting that divided New York, the ‘subway vigilante,’ Al Sharpton & Curtis Sliwa talk to Harry Siegel and Filipa Ioannou about the Trayvon Martin case.
“I’m surprised,” said Bernhard Goetz, outside of his 20-story apartment building on Manhattan’s 14th Street, the same street he lived on back in 1984, when he shot four black teenagers on a downtown No. 2 subway train.“I’m surprised the same thing is happening 30 years later. It’s a different place, but the prosecution is the same.”
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The man he says “the same thing is happening” to now, George Zimmerman, was just 1 year old in 1984, when Goetz, now 65,“stood his ground” against Barry Allen, Troy Canty, Darrell Cabey, and James Ramseur, friends who had come down from the Bronx to rob video-arcade change boxes. When the mild-looking electrical engineer, who’d been violently robbed before, got on the train at 14th Street, the four boys surrounded him and, after one of them asked him for five dollars, he unloaded his unlicensed revolver, hitting all four of them. He then fled through a tunnel before police arrived, and the identity of the white “subway vigilante” remained a mystery until he turned himself in to the New Hampshire police four days later, offering a dramatic confession that may have shaded into revenge fantasy. All four boys survived, though one was paralyzed, yet Goetz became a folk hero in the eyes of many New Yorkers and Americans at a time when urban crime was widely considered out of control, daylight muggings were commonplace, and the murder rate in Gotham was more than three times what it is today.
After a riveting eight-week trial that captured national headlines, and hinged on the question of whether or not he had reason to fear for his life, Goetz was convicted only of criminal possession of a lethal weapon and was sentenced to just six months in prison.
He should have been released.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#943811 Jul 13, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> Fenris, what makes you so afraid of seeing someone show empathy in public for another person ? What are you hiding?
The Magic Negro's statement wasn't an act of showing empathy but an attempt to blow racial coals into roaring flames. He's done this before and looks out for these types of opportunities.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#943813 Jul 13, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>
I know its tough to believe, but nutculur is actually a female, and is incarcerated in the Fed Correctional system in Ct.
Weird, huh?
My bad. I didn't realize his gender reassignment treatment was complete.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#943814 Jul 13, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Seems to me the dispatcher would have assumed some liability if she had told Zimmerman to keep an eye on Trayvon's whereabouts until police arrived but I think it is just boilerplate policy to say "we don't need you to do that". I'm not sure a 9-1-1 operator even has police authority to order someone to do anything. How could she? She's not there. She doesn't know the circumstances.
An example from officer.com of a 9-1-1 operator's bad advice:
Police say [Jimma] Reat was driving with three other people early Sunday morning when people in a red Jeep began throwing bottles and debris as their car, breaking a window.
The [911] operator who took the call told the victims to return to Denver and wait for officers to arrive, said Denver Police Spokeswoman Raquel Lopez.
The car, with four people inside, returned to West 29th Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard and stopped to wait for police, Lopez said.
As the people were standing outside the parked car, the red Jeep, carrying about four men, drove by and opened fire on them, shooting Reat in the back, police said.
The Jeep then sped away from the scene.
Reat was taken to Denver Health Medical Center where he died shortly after 5 a.m., Capt. Ron Saunier said.
Monday, 911 Executive Director Carl Simpson apologized saying,“We are deeply saddened about the events that transpired.”
Liability? Yes.
Probably no liability except for a voluntary settlement because courts have repeatedly ruled that the police have no responsibility to protect citizens from harm.

The best course when calling 9-1-1 is to report the problem and then use your best judgment rather than stock answers from a clerk who isn't on the scene. Their advice is most likely selected from a standard list of responses to frequently asked questions and is generally worthless.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#943815 Jul 13, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>Hey, nitwit, how many times are we going to have to remind you that Trayvon Martin is not on trial; he is the dead victim .
Not on trial? Are you on Mars?

If a punkass hoodie assaults the wrong person and dies as a result, you are damned right he's on trial.

Too bad we can't pass a sentence on him.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#943816 Jul 13, 2013
TSM wrote:
The prosecution getting two shots at the Apple, first they fail to prove second degree now they’re pursuing manslaughter, I believe they have failed in both the correct verdict would be ‘NOT GUILTY’ a verdict other than a Not Guilty would indicate Lady Justice blindfold has been remove!!
This was a political show trial, no more, no less.

Worthy of a Third World dictatorship.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#943817 Jul 13, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>So, nitwit ,why are you trying to prosecute the victim Trayvon Martin on Topix if it isn't a court room?
Noboby is trying to prosecute Trayvon, but just trying to present an accurate picture of this thug.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#943818 Jul 13, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
I have no idea how the jury might rule in this case, I think they could easily go either way. I don't think it matters much whichever way it goes, these are very fine points of law. Its my impression that Saint Trayvon was a wannabe tough guy who finally got his chance but when things weren't turning out the way it turns out on the black TV shoot-em-up shows, he found his way out with a bullet between his chickenshit ribs.
Regardless, what this case does return glaringly to the spotlight is that we are very far from living in a post-racism society. I think that's a dumbass shame, its so counter-productive. I honestly can't understand black people and Liberals like you.
Is the jury aware that the penalties for second degree murder and manslaughter are essentially the same?

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#943819 Jul 13, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
Profiling saves innocent lives on a daily basis.
Don't like it?
Too bad.
So, don't criticize the I.R.S. for profiling tea party groups. It saved lives!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#943820 Jul 13, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
He should have been released.
Goetz was lucky that Obama was not President at the time to decry the shooting of four starving black youths who were just begging for food.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#943821 Jul 13, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
Not on trial? Are you on Mars?
If a punkass hoodie assaults the wrong person and dies as a result, you are damned right he's on trial.
Too bad we can't pass a sentence on him.
Hey goof, you got it ass backwards. Trayvon Martin was the victim of a brutal assault that ended in him being shot to death by George Zimmerman.
Meyer Lansky

Waynesboro, MS

#943822 Jul 13, 2013
Published on Jul 16, 2012

George Zimmerman Molested 6-year-old Cousin (Audio)
Listen:


Duration: 26mins

Quote:
Newly released audio tapes, the woman told investigators during an interview on the morning of March 20. "We'd all lay in front of the TV and we had pillows and blankets and he would reach under the blankets and try to do things and I would try to push him off but he was bigger and stronger and older," the woman said, audibly weeping in the Florida State Attorney's Office interview recording released Monday. "It was in front of everybody and I don't know how I didn't say anything, I just didn't know any better."

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#943824 Jul 13, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Trayvon's lifestyle, including the images on his Obamaphone, are relevant to the probability that he was an aggressive thug who attacked Zimmerman.
George Zimmerman did not even testify to that falsehood. George Zimmerman clearly stated that he approached and confronted Trayvon Martin walking through the gated community.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#943825 Jul 13, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
Regardless of the outcome of the Zimmerman trial, I foresee BIG changes in the Florida court system (given their obvious fraud and malfeasance in this case). The withholding from discovery of over 1300 photos from the little thug's phone is quite damning. Certainly Angela Courey's fatazz will be put out to pasture quickly (along with judge hogjowls)....:-)
IT director who raised questions about Zimmerman case is fired
By Tom Watkins and Nancy Leung, CNN
Sanford, Florida (CNN)-- An employee of the Florida State Attorney's Office who testified that prosecutors withheld evidence from George Zimmerman's defense team has been fired.
Ben Kruidbos had been on paid administrative leave since May 28 from his job as director of information technology for the State Attorney's Office.
He received the termination letter, dated July 11, on Friday, the same day jurors began deliberating Zimmerman's case. The letter states: "It has come to our attention that you violated numerous State Attorney's Office (SAO) policies and procedures and have engaged in deliberate misconduct that is especially egregious in light of your position."
Kruidbos said that, when he printed a 900-page Florida Department of Law Enforcement report from Martin's cell phone in late 2012 or early 2013, he noticed information was missing.
Concerned that attorneys did not have all the information they needed to prepare the case, he said, he reported his concerns to a State Attorney's Office investigator and later to prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda.
Kruidbos said he generated a report that was more than three times the size of the one that had been handed over. For example, Kruidbos said that 2,958 photos were in the report given to the defense but that his report contained 4,275 photos.
Kruidbos also said that he has been told to not put specific case-identifying information into internal e-mails.
Through his attorney, Wesley White, Kruidbos informed Zimmerman's defense team that the information existed.
In a six-page dismissal letter, the State Attorney's Office, Fourth Judicial Circuit, blasted Kruidbos' assertions and motivations. Managing Director Cheryl R. Peek accused Kruidbos of having erased data from a laptop in violation of the Public Records Law and derided his concern about being held liable as "feigned and spurious" and "nothing more than shameful manipulation in a shallow, but obvious, attempt to cloak yourself in the protection of the whistleblower law."
She concluded, "Because of your deliberate, willful and unscrupulous actions, you can never again be trusted to step foot in this office. Your have left us with no choice but to terminate your employment."
But the defense said Kruidbos' testimony supports its claim that the state violated the rules of discovery.
"When it takes me six months to get a color picture of my client, when the first one I get is a black and white, when I look at it and go,'This is off a cell phone; cell phones don't take black-and-white pictures,' and I ask for a color copy, that takes two months," defense lawyer Mark O'Mara said Wednesday in an interview with CNN's Martin Savidge.
"And then I get a pastel-colored color copy of it, and it takes me to file a motion and have a hearing set before I get the actual .jpeg, no, that's frustrating. That should not happen. I've done this too long to make believe in my own mind that that's happenstance."
The defense said it did not get the complete report until a few days before the trial. O'Mara and co-counsel Don West argued that they needed more time to go through the information found on Martin's phone and asked for a delay, which was denied.
Shocking. It sounds like Florida has become America's southern Left Coast.

They need a big mop and broom down there with a huge can of Liberal Disinfectant.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#943826 Jul 13, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Is the jury aware that the penalties for second degree murder and manslaughter are essentially the same?
They don't need to know that to render a verdict son.
Meyer Lansky

Waynesboro, MS

#943828 Jul 13, 2013
"George Zimmerman’s relevant past"-'The Washington Post'

Quote:
We also know that "Witness No. 9" "accused Zimmerman" of "molesting her when they were children". The relative’s revelation is appalling but irrelevant. What most folks don’t know is that Witness No. 9 made an explosive allegation against her cousin.“I know George. And I know that he does not like black people,” she told a Sanford police officer during a telephone call in which she pleaded for anonymity.“He would start something. He’s a very confrontational person. It’s in his blood. Let’s just say that. I don’t want this poor kid and his family to just be overlooked.” At the end of the call, Witness No. 9 urged the officer to “get character reports from other people and see if he’s ever said anything about black people, about being racist or anything like that because I guarantee you there’s somebody out there who will say it.”

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