Call for arrest of watch captain who ...

Call for arrest of watch captain who shot kid

There are 29779 comments on the New York Daily News story from Mar 19, 2012, titled Call for arrest of watch captain who shot kid. In it, New York Daily News reports that:

ORLANDO, Fla. -- College students around Florida rallied Monday to demand the arrest of a white neighborhood watch captain who shot an unarmed black teen last month, though authorities may be hamstrung by a state law that allows people to defend themselves with deadly force.

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“What goes around, comes around”

Level 4

Since: Sep 08

Ocala, FL

#29236 Jul 10, 2013
RuffnReddy wrote:
<quoted text>It was the short cut, the entire complex is not walled, there's an area on the Northwest portion of the community that is open and is used mostly by kids to avoid going through the front gate. Trayvon must have known about it by way of Chad and Trayvon even told Jeantel that he was taking the shortcut. One can actually see a path is the grass between two buildings there on google earth.
Having lived in the community for three years and knowing Frank T who lived right there George certainly knew about the shortcut.
George's statements were contradictory, first he said between the buildings looking in windows but there are no windows on the ends of the buildings although there is a ground floor window in the front. In the reenactment George pointed to an area in front of the home very near the sidewalk.
If Trayvon hadn't taken the short cut he may not have drawn George's suspicions.
Okay, I get that. Of course every kid would know the short cut to the Jiffy Mart. I can see how it could have started out as one big-assed misunderstanding. Maybe on everyone's part==GZ and Trayvon. The one thing I don't get is how Trayvon wound up on top beating the crap outta George. If he wasn't doing that, he's wouldn't have been shot.

I think maybe he overreacted and started the fight, either as an ambush or as a reaction to George actually confronting him about why he was there. Neither is a good reason to start a fight...and it escalated to one person fearing for his life. I don't think Trayvon was ever in fear for his life, I think George was.

“JUSTICE DENIED, AGAIN!!!”

Level 8

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#29237 Jul 10, 2013
NSBResident wrote:
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Hmmmmm... another form of welfare, live off of donations of families that may give from their hearts but really can't afford it.
The "Trayvon Martin Foundation" is a public charity that has to file paperwork every year and list where they spent the money. It will be interesting to see how much went to attorney fees and to speat hakers like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. Will also be interesting to see if Financially Mourning Mom and Dad took salaries from the foundation.
The settlement agreement was in the name of the HOA and The Trayvon Martin Foundation, so the money should have been paid to the foundation, not Mom and Dad. But I think that is a questionable scenerio :)
This is not true. Why are you making up such crap?

Thjs settlement was in the names of Trayvon's parents and Trayvon's estate. It has nothing to do with the charitable foundation.

The foundation has no claim against anyone for the death of Trayvon.

Why are you making up such crap?

“always”

Level 5

Since: May 12

Ticklaw

#29238 Jul 10, 2013
abbynormall wrote:
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Okay, I get that. Of course every kid would know the short cut to the Jiffy Mart. I can see how it could have started out as one big-assed misunderstanding. Maybe on everyone's part==GZ and Trayvon. The one thing I don't get is how Trayvon wound up on top beating the crap outta George. If he wasn't doing that, he's wouldn't have been shot.
I think maybe he overreacted and started the fight, either as an ambush or as a reaction to George actually confronting him about why he was there. Neither is a good reason to start a fight...and it escalated to one person fearing for his life. I don't think Trayvon was ever in fear for his life, I think George was.
It's hard to say how the tussle started, Trayvon was almost certainly in fear, a guy in a truck was dogging him for know apparent reason (in Trayvons mind). By dogging I mean all the way across the community... a quarter mile or more without ever making any attempt to communicate as a cop or security guard would do.

Some think that George attempted to detain the youth by some means and given the "way things are" in Trayvon's N Miami world a police presence means that the black dude is going to jail.

George provoked the confrontation by dogging the teen, maybe that's cause for a second degree murder charge but's it's damn sure enough for George to have had his background run by LE and to be treated accordingly rather than as a friend of LE from minute one.

“JUSTICE DENIED, AGAIN!!!”

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Since: Mar 10

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#29239 Jul 10, 2013
abbynormall wrote:
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It came from a Facebook page called "Political Correctness Gone Wild."
Does it seem impossible to you? Improbable to you? Possible to you?
Have you ever seen reports of groups being bused in anywhere for political reasons, where they really had no business?
According to an attorney who was on TV at noon, there are no protests and no signs of rioting. I'll go with her version.

“always”

Level 5

Since: May 12

Ticklaw

#29240 Jul 10, 2013
Maybe that's "not" cause for a second degree murder charge...should say.

“JUSTICE DENIED, AGAIN!!!”

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Since: Mar 10

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#29241 Jul 10, 2013
Regardless of the verdict, one good thing will come out of this. Gorge Zimmerman will NEVER GO BLUE, his lifelong dream.

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Level 4

Since: Sep 08

Ocala, FL

#29242 Jul 10, 2013
zazz wrote:
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According to an attorney who was on TV at noon, there are no protests and no signs of rioting. I'll go with her version.
Of course there isn't, Zazz. The trial's not over yet. Do you negate any possibility of violent reactions when it IS over? If so, why?\

Do you think mob reactions and mob rules are a thing of the past? Have we actually progressed far enough where that would never happen again?

Anyway, hope you are right. I know there have been enough reports locally of law enforcement preparing in case.

“What goes around, comes around”

Level 4

Since: Sep 08

Ocala, FL

#29243 Jul 10, 2013
zazz wrote:
Regardless of the verdict, one good thing will come out of this. Gorge Zimmerman will NEVER GO BLUE, his lifelong dream.
Unless he goes far, far away and somewhere out of sight, I don't see him living to a ripe old age, either. Of course, that's what I thought about Casey Anthony too and she's still using up undeserved oxygen.

“JUSTICE DENIED, AGAIN!!!”

Level 8

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#29245 Jul 10, 2013
abbynormall wrote:
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Of course there isn't, Zazz. The trial's not over yet. Do you negate any possibility of violent reactions when it IS over? If so, why?\
Do you think mob reactions and mob rules are a thing of the past? Have we actually progressed far enough where that would never happen again?
Anyway, hope you are right. I know there have been enough reports locally of law enforcement preparing in case.
It is not impossible but it would surprise me. If riots take place, I think the police will have it well in hand.

Trayvon's parents and multiple ministers have repeatedly asked for people to remain calm and not riot.

A riot wouldn't change the verdict. All riots do is harm everyone, including innocent people. They are stupid and pointless.

I expect protests like there was after the baby killer walked free. I expect protests regardless of the verdict. That's OK with me. Riots would be destructive and harmful to the black community at large.
Rambler

Red Deer, Canada

#29246 Jul 10, 2013
Ut oh......did O'Mara really say this?

12:06 p.m. ET: O'Mara just made the point that even if Martin was straddle over Zimmerman's belly button he could have still accessed his gun around his hip area.

http://www.hlntv.com/article/2013/07/10/georg...

*******

Because if Martin was straddling Zimmerman's belly button facing forward beating his head against cement, and GZ was able to access his gun from his hip area fearing imminent death......then he'd have raised the gun shooting towards Martin's back, but the bulletsound was in the chest area.

Therefore O'Mara is refuting his own self-defense theory using a defense witness.....not a good sign if one is to expect an acquittal.
GLOOMY DAYS

Los Angeles, CA

#29247 Jul 10, 2013
It only takes a handful of outsiders to be bused into to community to stir up people causing riots like those of 1992 in Los Angeles.Some of the stores looted were those owned by fellow black Americans.

http://www.latimes.com/videogallery/69627292/...
Rambler

Red Deer, Canada

#29248 Jul 10, 2013
abbynormall wrote:
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A question as important to her as when is a helicopter a bird? Or when is a bird a helicopter?
The answer has been known for quite some time: when it's a drone.

Smile for the camera!
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2012/01/the-next-hu...
Rambler

Red Deer, Canada

#29249 Jul 10, 2013
2:21 p.m. ET: "Getting the first shot into the face, it can provide various outcomes. The primary thing is you let the person know you’re for real and it’s devastating, especially if you have a hard punch,” said Root. He also says the person who controls the ebb and flow of the fight can have a better chance at winning.

2:18 p.m. ET: Root describes what happens when someone gets hit in the nose: The eyes tear up, it could result in bleeding that fills the nose and it could stun the person.

******

"There is no use pulling the “weed” if you don’t also pull out the “root”.

The defense needs to go for the "root" and get it off the stand ASAP!
hey marce

Chula Vista, CA

#29250 Jul 10, 2013
abbynormall wrote:
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A question as important to her as when is a helicopter a bird? Or when is a bird a helicopter?
The question is important to her nevermore. Rambler takes a microscopic piece of information & creates entire scenarios out of them, usually involving impostors using voice-changing software. And every picture is photoshopped.

Apparently no trial is real, either. Who knew so many people would spend so much money & time just to fool everyone & get a laugh?
No you are

Trenton, NJ

#29251 Jul 10, 2013
George hasn't decided if he's going to testify? Really? Oh please please tesify.
hey marce

Chula Vista, CA

#29252 Jul 10, 2013
abbynormall wrote:
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Yeah good to see you too. I checked in here once in a while and now I'm hooked on posting again! At least for a few days...LOL!
Haven't posted on here before. I've not wanted to follow the trial b/c I knew it would make me crazy. I just hear the brief daily reports on the news.

Since I don't follow this trial, I don't have much to say about it.

Level 9

Since: Sep 11

Weeki Wachee, Florida

#29253 Jul 10, 2013
hey marce wrote:
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Haven't posted on here before. I've not wanted to follow the trial b/c I knew it would make me crazy. I just hear the brief daily reports on the news.
Since I don't follow this trial, I don't have much to say about it.
Hey marce, where the heck you been?

Level 6

Since: May 11

AOL

#29254 Jul 10, 2013
No you are wrote:
George hasn't decided if he's going to testify? Really? Oh please please tesify.
His lawyers looked mortified at the thought. I wonder what they're afraid of? Don't they believe in "Georgie"?
hey marce

Chula Vista, CA

#29255 Jul 10, 2013
Spooky Mulder wrote:
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Hey marce, where the heck you been?
Gaaaaa-- the old PC my son gave me after mine crashed 2 weeks ago gave up the ghost on Saturday. Had to buy a new PC. I am absolutely up to my eyeballs in work. It's either feast or famine in this business.

This thread just caught my eye so I thought I'd just pop in for a moment. Probably won't be on very often.

The workload probably won't lighten until the end of August. He'p me!

Hope all is well with you ~

Since: Jul 13

Irmo, SC

#29256 Jul 10, 2013
abbynormall wrote:
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Thanks BBJ. I get annoyed on Topix sometimes, but I usually do care how I come across, but that's just me. I've certainly lost my temper on occasion, but get over it fairly quickly. On the other hand, my daughter and I cannot be in the same room and discuss this case...LOL!
I will talk to anyone on either side of an argument, as long as they are behaving halfway decent at the moment.
The main reason for my opinions in this case are GZ's obvious injuries (I would have shot someone if I were getting hurt like that) and I do hate thugs...black OR white. Seems to me, Trayvon fostered his own reputation as a thug.
George a wanna-be cop, Trayvon a wanna-be thug. Cop is a better ambition than thug.
It's "not about color of skin, but content of character." I've said it before...I wish EVERYONE were purple. It would so simplify these kinds of things.
I respect your opinion. However, whether Trayvon was a thug or not, it does not give Z piss or the likes of him to stalk him, pursue him, and kill him in cold blood. If I were a neighborhood watch guy and I see someone sporting a hoodie with a picture of of an ugly klan thug on it or a Confederate f;ag, I have no right to stalk him and use deadly force. I just hope the racist Z piss is saving his money because regardless of the outcome, he will have to deal with a civil suit against his poor behind. If there was ever a time Z piss need his followers to send money, it will be then.

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