Trayvon Martin: A Year Later

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Obama Clooney 2016

Pineville, WV

#1 Mar 2, 2013
A year ago Trayvon Martin made a fateful decision: to take a break from the NBA all-star game on TV and kick down to the corner convenience mart, where he bought a Snapple and a bag of Skittles.

The lanky 17-year-old never returned to the home where his dad was staying in Sanford, Fla. An armed neighborhood watchman had targeted Trayvon as suspicious as he walked back from the store that evening, confronted him, and, after a tussle, killed him with a close-range gunshot to the chest. It wasn't until the next morning that Trayvon's father, Tracy Martin, learned what had happened to his missing son.

The death of Trayvon, an African-American, became major national news after Sanford police declined to charge his shooter, citing Florida's self-defense laws, and the teenager's disbelieving parents began lobbying for justice. It would spur, in the year that followed, a state reversal of the Sanford police decision not to arrest the shooter, a closer look at liberalized gun laws, and a hiatus on new state laws sanctioning lethal force to perceived threats.

"For years when permissive gun laws were being enacted, gun control advocates said,'This will lead to people shooting people for no reason,' and, the truth is, studies do not back up that argument," says Adam Winkler, a constitutional law professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, Law School. "But what we suddenly had was a big, high-profile incident that seemed to suggest that's what happened that people roaming around with guns are a danger to everybody, including an innocent kid walking around with Skittles."

George Zimmerman, 27, now faces trial for second-degree murder and his defense team is expected to argue during a pretrial hearing in April that he acted in accord with Florida's Stand Your Ground law and was within his rights to defend himself with deadly force, even though he forced a confrontation with Trayvon.

http://news.yahoo.com/trayvon-martin-shooting...
capitalist pig

Beckley, WV

#2 Mar 2, 2013
Obama Clooney 2016 wrote:
A year ago Trayvon Martin made a fateful decision: to take a break from the NBA all-star game on TV and kick down to the corner convenience mart, where he bought a Snapple and a bag of Skittles.
The lanky 17-year-old never returned to the home where his dad was staying in Sanford, Fla. An armed neighborhood watchman had targeted Trayvon as suspicious as he walked back from the store that evening, confronted him, and, after a tussle, killed him with a close-range gunshot to the chest. It wasn't until the next morning that Trayvon's father, Tracy Martin, learned what had happened to his missing son.
The death of Trayvon, an African-American, became major national news after Sanford police declined to charge his shooter, citing Florida's self-defense laws, and the teenager's disbelieving parents began lobbying for justice. It would spur, in the year that followed, a state reversal of the Sanford police decision not to arrest the shooter, a closer look at liberalized gun laws, and a hiatus on new state laws sanctioning lethal force to perceived threats.
"For years when permissive gun laws were being enacted, gun control advocates said,'This will lead to people shooting people for no reason,' and, the truth is, studies do not back up that argument," says Adam Winkler, a constitutional law professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, Law School. "But what we suddenly had was a big, high-profile incident that seemed to suggest that's what happened that people roaming around with guns are a danger to everybody, including an innocent kid walking around with Skittles."
George Zimmerman, 27, now faces trial for second-degree murder and his defense team is expected to argue during a pretrial hearing in April that he acted in accord with Florida's Stand Your Ground law and was within his rights to defend himself with deadly force, even though he forced a confrontation with Trayvon.
http://news.yahoo.com/trayvon-martin-shooting...
They will need their guns to protect their businesses and properties when the trial is over because of race baiters like you.

Since: May 08

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#3 Mar 2, 2013
capitalist pig wrote:
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They will need their guns to protect their businesses and properties when the trial is over because of race baiters like you.
Guaranteed if he is found innocent:)
scooter

Beckley, WV

#4 Mar 2, 2013
martin wasnt much more than a thug. sorry
wvu

Alexandria, VA

#5 Mar 2, 2013
A year later and he is still dead. He got what he had coming to him.
Obama Clooney 2016

Pineville, WV

#6 Mar 2, 2013
capitalist pig wrote:
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They will need their guns to protect their businesses and properties when the trial is over because of race baiters like you.
I call them as I see them and tell it the way it is.

I suppose you'll predict they use a innocent verdict as an excuse for them to steal snickers and TVs.

:)
Obama Clooney 2016

Pineville, WV

#7 Mar 2, 2013
scooter wrote:
martin wasnt much more than a thug. sorry
Why do you say that when the facts won't be released until the trail starts in June?

Is it because he was black?
Obama Clooney 2016

Pineville, WV

#8 Mar 2, 2013
wvu wrote:
A year later and he is still dead. He got what he had coming to him.
A year later and we still remember what a coward Zimmerman is.

The kid didn't even have a gun!
Obama Clooney 2016

Pineville, WV

#9 Mar 2, 2013
Shootist wrote:
<quoted text> Guaranteed if he is found innocent:)
I'm not going to predict anything at the moment but there's a lot of loopholes in the police reports. Plus, Trayvon didn't even have a weapon. I don't think you can justify it.
capitalist pig

Beckley, WV

#10 Mar 2, 2013
Obama Clooney 2016 wrote:
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I call them as I see them and tell it the way it is.
I suppose you'll predict they use a innocent verdict as an excuse for them to steal snickers and TVs.
:)
Like that has never happened before.
But Zimmerman will probably get convicted because the press and you race baiters will convince the jury that if they dont convict there will be riots.
Im sure you remember the results of the second trial for the police that beat the criminal Rodney King.
capitalist pig

Beckley, WV

#11 Mar 2, 2013
Did Zimmerman beat himself up before or after he shot Travon.

Since: May 08

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#12 Mar 2, 2013
Obama Clooney 2016 wrote:
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I'm not going to predict anything at the moment but there's a lot of loopholes in the police reports. Plus, Trayvon didn't even have a weapon. I don't think you can justify it.
Just saying and I don't know all of the facts yet, but IF an innocent verdict is rendered, there will be trouble...Going by past history here of course.

“One fish... Two fish... ”

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#13 Mar 2, 2013
Zimmerman (a wanna-be cop) recklessly provoked the confrontation, and when he started getting an azz-whipping shot an unarmed teenager. Hard to successfully claim self-defense when you're playing aggressive offense.

It's really that simple.

Verdict: Guilty to the charge of imperfect self-defense.

Judge Natalie H. has spoken. Clear the courtroom.
Toney

Montgomery, WV

#14 Mar 3, 2013
Stay out of my neighborhood is all I have to say. Won't take no junk off of any brothers. They bleed red just like we do so bring it on and if there is any wiggers out there come on in with them we have something for you to. How about one of those towel heads. Bring it on.
Right on

Alexandria, VA

#15 Mar 3, 2013
Right on Natalie well said I feel sorry for these guys that have to carry guns because there not real men they feel week the gun makes them feel big and bad

Since: May 08

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#16 Mar 3, 2013
Right on wrote:
Right on Natalie well said I feel sorry for these guys that have to carry guns because there not real men they feel week the gun makes them feel big and bad
Nonsense...it actually gives people peace of mind, and makes would be assailants feel weak.

Personally, I feel sorry for those such as yourself who knowingly and willing give ALL control over whether you live or die to a complete stanger who would do you harm......But, it's your "A" do whatever you want to with it, and give a criminal the right do what he wants to do it also:)

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#17 Mar 3, 2013
"with"
sistersalvation

Beckley, WV

#18 Mar 3, 2013
Obama Clooney 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>I call them as I see them and tell it the way it is.

I suppose you'll predict they use a innocent verdict as an excuse for them to steal snickers and TVs.

:)
Were you a witness?
capitalist pig

Beckley, WV

#19 Mar 3, 2013
sistersalvation wrote:
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Were you a witness?
no, his just a race baiter.
yearight

Beckley, WV

#20 Mar 3, 2013
Fuckall these racist people yo hood do it have yo name on it mf kill me

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