Call for arrest of watch captain who ...

Call for arrest of watch captain who shot kid

There are 29778 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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Rambler

Red Deer, Canada

#29805 Jul 13, 2013
Intentional Freudian Slip?

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The Craziest Moments Of The George Zimmerman Trial
PAMELA ENGEL AND CHRISTINA STERBENZ

George Zimmerman's televised second-degree murder trial has captivated America.

Major news networks have caught heavy criticism for carrying nonstop Zimmerman coverage and brushing other news to the side. CNN has devoted an inordinate amount of time to covering the trial, and a graph of Google searches shows drastically more people searched news about Zimmerman than the recent chaos in Egypt.

The Zimmerman trial has huge implications for race relations in America, as he shot an unarmed black teenager he deemed "very suspicious." Despite the high stakes of the case, the trial ESEMBLES a made-for-TV media circus — with embarrassing courtroom fumbles distracting from the gravity of the case.

The trial, now spanning almost three weeks minus jury selection, has included some shocking moments. From expletives to distasteful Instagram photos, we've listed the strangest ones.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-craziest-m...

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#29806 Jul 13, 2013
Double Jeopardy wrote:
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Probably not or he may have had brain damage from having his head repeatedly slammed into the concrete sidewalk. This is why George and so many other Floridians are legally armed.

No, this is not why so many Floridians are armed.

But it IS why so many Floridians are NOT armed, because intelligent Floridians don't put themselves into dangerous situations.

Most intelligent Floridians don't live in dangerous areas, either. Especially if they are renters, as was GZ.

Trayvon Martin DID have a weapon, and it wasn't the sidewalk.....it was that can of Arizona watermelon drink that could have been used to bash the head of GZ. It wasn't used.

Basic self-defense 101 teaches women/men to defend themselves with what they have on their person that can be used as a weapon. This alleged "street thug" would have known this, and would have used it, had he not been ambushed by a "gun toting thug", who shared your same mind-set.
Oasis

Holly Springs, NC

#29807 Jul 13, 2013
Rambler wrote:
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It's simply not believable that someone would persevere the punishment he would be subjected to in hand-to-hand combat training four to six hours a week for over a year, it he was "not good at it". As you point out, the period of time a person "not good at it" would be willing to get pulverized on a regular basis is far less than over a year.
The witness was not credible.
It is almost as if this gym was in some other business......a "sugar shack" under the guise of masculinity? Maybe GZ was the punch test dummy of the gym? He was in that "mode" when TM resisted his creepy interest.

Really, this GZ dude should have taken jazz/spin/tap classes. It would have much more effective, aerobically speaking, of course.

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#29808 Jul 13, 2013
ngrace wrote:
Trayvon Martin DID have a weapon, and it wasn't the sidewalk.....it was that can of Arizona watermelon drink that could have been used to bash the head of GZ.
The Martin boy could have scared away zimmerman if he had had a job application form.
Rambler

Red Deer, Canada

#29809 Jul 13, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Who patrolled the neighborhood with a gun, hoping he'd get a chance to play out his fantasy.
A cop wannabee.
We all know the type.
They're most often known as Security Guards.

Retreat at Twin Lakes, Sanford is not only "a neighbourhood", it's a gated condo complex.

That any HOA who collects established fees from property owners that employs a management firm to oversee routine maintenance of the grounds and facilities but yet expect residents to volunteer to safeguard and protect themselves in an atmosphere of high criminal activity is a real stretch of the imagination.

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#29810 Jul 13, 2013
Rambler wrote:
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They're most often known as Security Guards.
To some, being a security guard is a job. The security guards who think they are cops... scarey.

Scarier: security guards who think they are cops who aren't even 'real' security guards, getting paid under the table, and even still getting fired.

From now on, we can call them 'zimmermans'.
Rambler

Red Deer, Canada

#29811 Jul 13, 2013
Oasis wrote:
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It is almost as if this gym was in some other business......a "sugar shack" under the guise of masculinity? Maybe GZ was the punch test dummy of the gym? He was in that "mode" when TM resisted his creepy interest.
Really, this GZ dude should have taken jazz/spin/tap classes. It would have much more effective, aerobically speaking, of course.
"Combat training" is not all that uncommon in connection to religious groups and movemrnts preparing for an impending apocalypse. Indeed near where I live some churches support wilderness camps and physical training accordingly, most noticeable Baptists but I'm sure there are others. I presume the intention is that hopeful religious warriors believe they must be in peak physical condition so they can fight to kill all those demons the devil has spawned unto the world, when the calling is heard.

The line between terrorist training and "god's plan" in nonexistent - both are connected in this case. IMO the only missing link is a white supremacy group.
Oasis

Holly Springs, NC

#29812 Jul 13, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>HERE IS A GOOD QUESTION FOR EVERYBODY POSTING HERE : If George had not had his handgun, would he have survived, Trayvon?.......
I get the gist of your question, but why add the ", Trayvon" to the end?

It makes the sentence read that you may be referring to Trayvon with your "would he have survived". I had to consider the source of the question.

So, if "George had not had his handgun", both would have survived.
That's my answer to a theoretical question.

Which, BTW, is the entire defense. Defenders of the defendant must answer "No". Same way Serino had to reply that GZ "was telling the truth".

It is a learned talent.......
Rambler

Red Deer, Canada

#29813 Jul 13, 2013
ngrace wrote:
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Basic self-defense 101 teaches women/men to defend themselves with what they have on their person that can be used as a weapon. This alleged "street thug" would have known this, and would have used it, had he not been ambushed by a "gun toting thug", who shared your same mind-set.
Meanwhile while you concentrate on what you have on their person that can be used as a weapons, you lie there like a limp, rag doll allowing another person to viciously smash your head against cement.

Uh huh.
Rambler

Red Deer, Canada

#29814 Jul 13, 2013
* YOUR person

Tired of Silly
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#29815 Jul 13, 2013
Rambler wrote:
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They're most often known as Security Guards.
Retreat at Twin Lakes, Sanford is not only "a neighbourhood", it's a gated condo complex.
That any HOA who collects established fees from property owners that employs a management firm to oversee routine maintenance of the grounds and facilities but yet expect residents to volunteer to safeguard and protect themselves in an atmosphere of high criminal activity is a real stretch of the imagination.
For someone who uses their imagination to create complicated scenarios that cannot possibly be true on a regular basis, it seems odd that you cannot comprehend that NOT ALL GATED COMMUNITIES ARE CREATED EQUAL. Twin Lakes or whatever it's called is a LOW END community. They put up a plywood "arm" and a keypad and called a lower middle class apartment/townhome community "gated". It would be shocking if they DID have security guards, you nitwit.

Tired of Silly
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#29816 Jul 13, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Your little world's about to change......Judgement Day......
He's hoping his world will change by toting home a new TV from the looting party.
Rambler

Red Deer, Canada

#29817 Jul 13, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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To some, being a security guard is a job. The security guards who think they are cops... scarey.
Scarier: security guards who think they are cops who aren't even 'real' security guards, getting paid under the table, and even still getting fired.
From now on, we can call them 'zimmermans'.
You have a hate-on for Security Guards too, or just authority in general which functions for the purpose of safeguarding others?
Oasis

Holly Springs, NC

#29818 Jul 13, 2013
xxxrayted wrote:
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The better question I posed several times is, if Zim didn't have a gun and the police found Martin on top of Zimmerman who sustained those injuries, would the police have arrested Martin, particularly when they took note that Martin didn't have a scratch on him?
They absolutely would have arrested him. Then the NEN call would have come out and the question(s) would have been the same. Except we would have had a "he says, he says" situation. All witnesses being the same, I believe GZ would have lost there, too.

But, that is just my kind-spirited opinion.
George Pudgy and Ignorant

Marion, IN

#29819 Jul 13, 2013
George Zimmerman is just a pudgy loser. His background and what we know about him proves this to be true. He wanted to be a hero and he screwed that up as well.

Zimmerman; hero to losers,woman beaters,nancy-boys,stalkers and armed idiots of the USA.

Zimmerman needs to spend the rest of his days in prison. The days of hiding behind his father's trousers are over.

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#29820 Jul 13, 2013
George Pudgy and Ignorant wrote:
George Zimmerman is just a pudgy loser.
Pudgy?

He passed pudgy a long time ago.

Now the state of Florida has to find skinny guards to go up the elevator with him as to not exceed the cable capacity.

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#29821 Jul 13, 2013
Rambler wrote:
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You have a hate-on for Security Guards too
Do I?

**I've** been a security guard. My brother was an armored car guard for years. There are definitely a "type" of cop wannabe's who work as security guards. And among them there are the ones who are working at it, and the kind you aren't and won't ever be (thank god) who grouse about it for an eight hour shift and pick up on it the next day.
George Pudgy and Ignorant

Marion, IN

#29822 Jul 13, 2013
There was no scuffle as George has described.

Here's a pic of Trayvon's body at the crime scene:

http://gawker.com/this-courtesy-of-msnbc-is-t...

I see a dead kid. Shot by an adult loser. Shot by a man with a background in slapping women around. Shot by a man that has perverted predilections. Shot by a man that believed life is just a Steven Seagal movie. A kid shot by a pusillanimous, unemployed,married loser living with his parents.

There are no signs of a scuffle on his pants.

This pic is indicative of what the Zimmerman apologists would like to see through out the country. A return to Jim Crow. They want everyone within earshot of their foul mouths to believe every black teenager is a criminal. Don't take my word for it;all one has to do is peruse the posts by the Zimmerman apologists on this very forum.

George Zimmerman needs to be in prison. He is a danger to the public.

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#29823 Jul 13, 2013
George Pudgy and Ignorant wrote:
George Zimmerman is just a pudgy loser. His background and what we know about him proves this to be true. He wanted to be a hero and he screwed that up as well.
Zimmerman; hero to losers,woman beaters,nancy-boys,stalkers and armed idiots of the USA.
Zimmerman needs to spend the rest of his days in prison. The days of hiding behind his father's trousers are over.
Isn't just knowing, a small bit about the case, fun for ya?.....

“Stand Your Grund”

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#29824 Jul 13, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Still find it beyond belief, that so many people, automatically side with an aggressive, black teen....kicked outta school and pissed, he had to leave all his thug friends and live with his dad.......againest a concerned resident, who freely volunteers to protect his friends and community.......Like it's Bizzaro World......Our Government and Media have done too good a job of Social Engineering.....
Lets face it, black, white, Hispanic, etc. if parents aren't doing their job parenting deaths like Trayvon will continue.

Are you familiar with Josie Ratley? Kid on kid violence. Didn't Wayne Treacy's parents notice their sons behavior was off?
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/topic/crime-law-j...

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