Trayvon Martin issue won't go away

There are 20 comments on the Mar 26, 2012, Journal story titled Trayvon Martin issue won't go away. In it, Journal reports that:

It has been a month since 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was followed and shot to death in Sanford, Fla., by a "neighborhood watch" patroller who thought he looked suspicious.

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Ignorant peeps

United States

#1 Mar 27, 2012
Thanks to the media, AL (i need publicity) Sharpton and blk panthers....noone knows all the facts....but not they are coming out....martin was not all about SKITTLES and not a tiny innocent teen....why are african americans still stuck on race.....seems like they more racist than anyone.....this was not about race people....and blk panthers need to stand down.....along with sharpton.....bounty? And signatures grounds for an arrest? Sure ok, reall smart
a black person

Owatonna, MN

#2 Mar 27, 2012
Ignorant peeps wrote:
Thanks to the media, AL (i need publicity) Sharpton and blk panthers....noone knows all the facts....but not they are coming out....martin was not all about SKITTLES and not a tiny innocent teen....why are african americans still stuck on race.....seems like they more racist than anyone.....this was not about race people....and blk panthers need to stand down.....along with sharpton.....bounty? And signatures grounds for an arrest? Sure ok, reall smart
:For your info it's not all about race with us we just know people of other races like to get at us thts all......We all know Trayvon wasn't an innocent kid but what des tht have to do with this incident right here..nothing....So it seems like to me u can't really have any say in this..becuz u dnt know a lot about it....nd this situation was probably not about race…but the “watchmen seen a guy with a hoodie and he thought tht he was up to no good and he looked like a horrible kid and didn’t like him…we dn’t know…nd it wasn’t all about race again for the fact tht the police told the “watchman” to stay in his car when he called them to tell them tht he sees trayvon and “thinks” he’s up to no good…like I said b4 we don’t know the WHOLE story so neither me nor you can say anything…but wat u just said made a lot of black people mad.
JRC

Pawleys Island, SC

#3 Mar 31, 2012
LOL
Hey, what if Al Sharpton shot unarmed Jessie Jackson? What the hell would the black community do then; start to smoke out their ears and explode into flames?
Frisky Freddie

Huntsville, AL

#4 Apr 1, 2012
Here is an interesting fact:

"As exposed by Fox News and media watchdog site NewsBusters, the “Today” segment took this approach to a key part of the dispatcher call:

Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.

Here’s how the actual conversation went down:

Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. Or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining and he’s just walking around, looking about.

Dispatcher: OK, and this guy — is he black, white or Hispanic?

Zimmerman: He looks black."
isthisatraoll

San Jose, CA

#5 Apr 2, 2012
Personally love that 10 year old picture of Trayvon, guess a current 6 foot 3 inch picture of him towering over every one, including Zimmerman just doesn't bait as well

LOL
guest

Salem, AR

#6 Jun 6, 2012
JRC wrote:
LOL
Hey, what if Al Sharpton shot unarmed Jessie Jackson? What the hell would the black community do then; start to smoke out their ears and explode into flames?
It's to bad that we will never know.

Since: Dec 11

Columbus, OH

#7 Jun 15, 2012
There is a serious cover-up going on!
I just looked at all the "Crime Scene" photos and couldn't believe my eyes... NOWHERE in any of the photos is there a "BAG OF SKITTLES" Nowhere! None! So you have to ask yourself...
Was there ever a bag of Skittles???
Did Trayvon manage to eat the Skittles before...
Did Trayvon have the munchies???
Did George figure "Hey they're Mine Now" and eat the Skittles while waiting for the PoPo to come?
Or is this just one big cover-up by the Government or even worst by Jessie himself????
And WHY was my verification Number below 8883???
Be Scared People Be Very Scared!!!!

“ Dump Obama November 6, 2012”

Since: Jan 11

Flush it.

#8 Jun 20, 2012
The liberal news media alters George Zimmerman's picture to make him look white and alters the 911 call to make him sound racist. Just to try and make it look like a white on black crime. And the race beaters Al and Jessie, That's about as chicken siht as it gets. I hope these people at the news get sued big time.
My two cents

Pittsburgh, PA

#9 Jun 25, 2013
He's dead. End of story. Tell America and his parents to get over it
Zimmerman WILL be found innocent
peekaboo

Crown Point, IN

#10 Jun 28, 2013
Wow not sure what there is to consider. Zimmerman stalked him and sought him out. He was told by 911 NOT to follow him and he didn't follow the instructions. I always thought a neighborhood watch was just a watch and that nobody other than the law has the right to take the law into their own hands. Whatever Trayvon was that night he was just a kid walking from the store and didn't bother or do anything. Zimmerman is the creep and a murderer! He needs to go to prison for killing a young man!
Watching

Katy, TX

#11 Jun 28, 2013
It doesn't matter if Zimmerman was getting his lights punched out by Martin, none of that would have happened if Zimmerman had followed instructions and stayed in his truck to wait for police to arrive. Zimmerman made the decision to pursue Martin and confront him, then decided to kill Martin when he found he'd messed with someone who could defend himself from a stalker (Zimmerman) in the night getting in his face.

Martin may not have been a perfect young man, but that night he was just walking home from the store, it was Zimmerman (and the decisions Zimmerman made) who turned it into a murder scene. I hope the jury puts Zimmerman away for life, none of us are safe to walk the streets with the likes of him out there.
George Boy

Kingsport, TN

#12 Jun 28, 2013
There is NO LIBERAL NEWS. There is THE NEWS and then there is FOX LIES. It was put together by a criminal from ustrailia who is 80 and sleeps witha chineeses woman half his age (perfectly normal when you're a freak) IX SND FRIENDS are disqusting little worms and people who prefer FOX, prefer stupid.

I hope Zimmerman gets 15 years. I have money on it with Vegas. But I'd gladly lose my $100 to watch him hand by his neck until he is dead. I also like to see a bad end come to his dad, Geroge, Sr.

If he walks out of the courtroom, I'd like to see someone Jack Ruby the MFer.
John

Mount Holly, NJ

#13 Jun 30, 2013
a black person wrote:
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:For your info it's not all about race with us we just know people of other races like to get at us thts all......We all know Trayvon wasn't an innocent kid but what des tht have to do with this incident right here..nothing....So it seems like to me u can't really have any say in this..becuz u dnt know a lot about it....nd this situation was probably not about race…but the “watchmen seen a guy with a hoodie and he thought tht he was up to no good and he looked like a horrible kid and didn’t like him…we dn’t know…nd it wasn’t all about race again for the fact tht the police told the “watchman” to stay in his car when he called them to tell them tht he sees trayvon and “thinks” he’s up to no good…like I said b4 we don’t know the WHOLE story so neither me nor you can say anything…but wat u just said made a lot of black people mad.
It is about race, it is always about race because you morons think you are owed something.
The truth comes out

Pittsburgh, PA

#14 Jul 2, 2013
looks like Zimmerman's statement WAS consistant.
When he is found innocent, martins parents should get sued by Zimmerman for the trouble he went thru having to prove their kid was a thug and out looking for trouble.
I thank Zimmerman for standing up to a thug and showing him nobody is afraid of colored people anymore.
After it was found out that the IQ colored people is 10% lower than any other race on the planet, nobody was scared.
Wish it was the 50's again, this would not even be an issue. At most, Zimmerman might have had to pay for the clean up, but, more than likely martin's parents would have had to pay.
The truth comes out

Pittsburgh, PA

#15 Jul 2, 2013
George Boy wrote:
There is NO LIBERAL NEWS. There is THE NEWS and then there is FOX LIES. It was put together by a criminal from ustrailia who is 80 and sleeps witha chineeses woman half his age (perfectly normal when you're a freak) IX SND FRIENDS are disqusting little worms and people who prefer FOX, prefer stupid.
I hope Zimmerman gets 15 years. I have money on it with Vegas. But I'd gladly lose my $100 to watch him hand by his neck until he is dead. I also like to see a bad end come to his dad, Geroge, Sr.
If he walks out of the courtroom, I'd like to see someone Jack Ruby the MFer.
I hope somebody pulls a jack ruby on your mom
martin was a no good thug looking for trouble and got what he deserved.
martins parents also got what they deserved to for raising a ghetto thug
16yrPrincetonRes ident87

Minneapolis, MN

#16 Jul 2, 2013
After reading all this, it saddens me greatly that most of the people posting do not know how to properly spell.
Janet Harrison Carney

Longmeadow, MA

#17 Jul 2, 2013
Trayvon Martin issue won't go away? Try dealing with Leon Harrison of West Carrolton, OH. He NEVER goes way either.
alan

Maringouin, LA

#18 Jul 3, 2013
George Boy wrote:
There is NO LIBERAL NEWS. There is THE NEWS and then there is FOX LIES. It was put together by a criminal from ustrailia who is 80 and sleeps witha chineeses woman half his age (perfectly normal when you're a freak) IX SND FRIENDS are disqusting little worms and people who prefer FOX, prefer stupid.
I hope Zimmerman gets 15 years. I have money on it with Vegas. But I'd gladly lose my $100 to watch him hand by his neck until he is dead. I also like to see a bad end come to his dad, Geroge, Sr.
If he walks out of the courtroom, I'd like to see someone Jack Ruby the MFer.
it was your liberal main stream media that altered photos and the tapes to try and distort the facts you idiot!fox told the truth but that truth went against what a biased boy like you wanted to hear!maybe someone will jack ruby your ass and you can blow martin in hell?
Deductive

Dallas, TX

#20 Jul 11, 2013
So far the real racists that I have seen exposed during this case is the media. From the Times creating the racist term "White Hispanic" to NBC actually altering recordings to fit their bias on the story. Of course you can never underestimate the power of stupid people in large numbers - the majority of the dumbed down public just soaks it all in and believes whatever is put in front of them. Fox may not be your favorite source for liberal biased news with the slant you like but if you are trying to defend the Times or NBC then YOU have no credibility and a very low level of ethics. It doesn't matter if Zimmerman is white or Hispanic and it doesn't matter if Martin was black or green. The issue is did one person kill another with legally justified reason or without. The media has made this another racial bonanza for their pockets - they are the only real winners in all this. And the sheep still follow - incredible.
Casper

La Canada Flintridge, CA

#21 Jul 11, 2013
peekaboo wrote:
Wow not sure what there is to consider. Zimmerman stalked him and sought him out. He was told by 911 NOT to follow him and he didn't follow the instructions. I always thought a neighborhood watch was just a watch and that nobody other than the law has the right to take the law into their own hands. Whatever Trayvon was that night he was just a kid walking from the store and didn't bother or do anything. Zimmerman is the creep and a murderer! He needs to go to prison for killing a young man!
Actually 911 never ordered GZ not to follow TM, what they said was "are you following him" "okay we don't need you to do that." This is standard CYOA protocol for police agencies as they don't want to be liable if something goes wrong. The fact is it's not against the law to follow a person in a public or private neighborhood that you believe is about to or has possibly committed a crime. I can do it and you can do it to and no DA would ever charge you with a crime. It would take multiple reports and a restraining order violation to come after you for stalking and for good reason it happens all the time. In fact, you can even follow a person and make a citizen's arrest which basically gives you the authority to detain them until the police arrive, if you have probable certainty a crime has been committed. That didn't happen here as far as we know, but if Zimmerman had tried to detain TM inappropriately it would be a very different situation. I wish the witnesses had seen more sooner, but there is simply no evidence that ever happened, only creative imaginations. It is, however, a crime to assault a person and then jump on top and delivering blows to their head over the pavement and there is plenty of evidence and eyewitness testimony to support that.

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