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Trayvon Martin Shooting Death Sparks Outrage on Social Media

There are 66323 comments on the Wall Street Journal story from Mar 22, 2012, titled Trayvon Martin Shooting Death Sparks Outrage on Social Media. In it, Wall Street Journal reports that:

Social media has put the spotlight on the story Trayvon Martin , an unarmed African-American teenager who was shot to death last month by a neighborhood watch captain in Florida.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Wall Street Journal.

Yeah

Mililani, HI

#56904 Apr 6, 2013
Here Is One wrote:
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You have made thousands of claims and everyone is waiting for proof also
lol! Then list the first thousand, chief pinky panties.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#56905 Apr 6, 2013
Here Is One wrote:
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Just pointing out his fantasies
You and your fantasies. We don't need to hear them, chiefy.

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#56906 Apr 6, 2013
Here Is One wrote:
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Yes one dollar
Million plus.

For you, that would be a half million Homo One knobs.

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#56907 Apr 6, 2013
Here Is One wrote:
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Is that why you are so angry???
You can't read??
I'm not the one rolling around stomping his fat PR feet, eh, Homo One?

“JUSTICE DENIED, AGAIN!!!”

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#56910 Apr 6, 2013
American Lady wrote:
*** You don't have to be Christian to agree with the majority of this site ***
This site is for all White people
We must unite to
Save our Heritage
or we will are doomed
To save our Heritage We must
first know our enemy
What is Your Heritage and Ours ?
In fact you can't be a Christian and be filled with such hate. You can go to church and pretend though

“JUSTICE DENIED, AGAIN!!!”

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#56911 Apr 6, 2013
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A WALK DOWN MEMORY LANE:

Trayvon Martin: Sanford police acting like de facto defense team for George Zimmerman

March 19, 2012 at 3:18 PM

It has been three weeks since 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was fatally shot by an admittedly zealous neighborhood watch volunteer, while walking with a bag of Skittles in his pocket, from a convenience store to his father’s home in a gated community, in Sanford, Fla.

This much is fact: Martin was unarmed. The man who shot him, George Zimmerman, 28, called police to report a suspicious black male and was told by a dispatcher to stand down and let police officers confront Martin, if a confrontation was warranted. And, in spite of Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee’s claims to the contrary, recently released 911 tapes feature Zimmerman making an issue, however minor, of Martin’s skin color.

Think Progress: 15 facts you need to know about the Trayvon Martin case

Zimmerman, who has been referred to repeatedly in news reports as “white,” is of Hispanic heritage, according to a statement released by his father. Martin, a student at North Miami’s Krop Senior High School, did not have a criminal record or school disciplinary record for violent behavior. Zimmerman was arrested and charged several years ago with battery on a law enforcement officer for interfering with another police officer’s attempt to arrest Zimmerman’s friend. He ultimately pleaded guilty to misdemeanor simple battery, a move that allowed him to remain eligible for a concealed weapons permit in Florida.

And while the palpable tension amongst residents who argue that Zimmerman murdered Martin, the police who’ve taken on the de facto role of Zimmerman’s defense team, and “citizen observers” who’ve begun to weigh in on this incident online, is understandable, three key principles have been muddled in the fight.

First, Martin didn’t “ask for it.” A candy run to 7-Eleven does not constitute a death wish. Even though the recently released 911 tapes don’t clarify what happened in the moments before the shooting after the dispatcher told Zimmerman to stand down, an angry verbal scolding from Martin to the stranger who has admitted shadowing him in his car wouldn’t have translated into,“shoot me!”

Change.Org petition: Prosecute killer of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin

Online reader comments on Central and South Florida news websites suggest otherwise, though, with hundreds of anonymous comments demanding a current photo of Martin, rather than the years-old school pictures that have been released to the media by Martin’s family — the implication being that, if it turns out Martin was physically larger Zimmerman, it somehow made sense for Zimmerman to disregard the dispatcher’s admonition, and leave his vehicle, gun in hand, to confront Martin.

Second, Chief Lee has lamented to the media that since his tenure began, his desire has been to foster positive relations with Sanford’s black community, given his department’s checkered history where race relations are concerned.

Two years ago, the son of a Sanford police lieutenant was caught on tape punching a homeless man, unprovoked, and it still took seven weeks for other Sanford officers to arrest the assailant.

And in 2005, two armed security guards — both considered extended members of the Sanford Police Department family — killed a black man they say was trying to run them over.

“JUSTICE DENIED, AGAIN!!!”

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#56912 Apr 6, 2013
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A WALK DOWN MEMORY LANE:

If better relations are really what Lee wants, in this case the first thing he can do is avoid the appearance of impropriety by ceasing to refer to Zimmerman in terms and phrases typically reserved for defense attorneys. Rather than defend Zimmerman as being “clean” and a good guy, and denying things about Zimmerman that a listen to those tapes and a basic circuit-court records check can prove, Lee should step back and tell all sides dispassionately, that the police department is only interested in finding the truth of the matter, and his department will withhold opinions on this matter till after the Seminole-Brevard State Attorney’s Office decides whether or not Zimmerman should be charged with a crime.

To that point, Lee can order a separate investigation into his officers, whom residents say tried to intimidate them into claiming it was Zimmerman and not Martin they heard crying for help during the fatal confrontation.

Finally, all sides in this case insist to varying degrees that race did or did not play a role in Zimmerman shooting Martin. The uncomfortable truth is they may all be right.
There’s enough good science out there that suggests that even when we don’t think we’re weighing superficial qualities like skin color, often we are.

And political correctness be damned, it’s that sort of revelation that gives credence to the beliefs of some black men that even when they are minding their P’s and Q’s they are potential victims of law enforcement gone awry.

In a 2009 New York Times column, David Brooks cited a gathering of neuroscientists and academics where, among other things, scholars and students discussed just how ingrained a behavior it is to categorize people by race and then react to those people based on superficial judgments like skin color.

“Many of the studies presented here concerned the way we divide people by in-group and out-group categories in as little as 170 milliseconds,” Brooks wrote.

That’s pretty fast, certainly less time than it takes to pull a trigger, or to declare a victim or suspect innocent or guilty.

But if the importance of those studies isn’t clear to you, consider Brooks’ general take away from the neuroscience gathering:”…But it also suggests that even though most of our reactions are fast and automatic, we still have free will and control.”
Mike D

Marietta, GA

#56915 Apr 6, 2013
Jabber wrote:
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Anybody with any common sense would be scared of a hooded thug in the dark. Child.....a 17 year old could abduct a white girl and repeatedly rape her, pass her around to other thug, and then mutilate her. Would you be happy then. George Zimmerman was helping to stop this brutality.
you sound stupid. Cracker!!!
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#56916 Apr 6, 2013
Here Is One wrote:
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More than happy to
Just as soon as you answer my
Always making a claim, then stopping short.
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Mililani, HI

#56918 Apr 6, 2013
Here Is One wrote:
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Yes you have
Still waiting for you to prove yours from last year
But black thugs don't understand that they must act like humans
Prove my "what" from last year son?

You must believe the longer you say it, the longer it must be true.
Cat74

Mchenry, IL

#56919 Apr 6, 2013
Of course Trayvon had a juvenile record. That is why he was with his daddy, mommie couldn't handle him. He used drugs, was high the night he got himself shot, according to the autopsy, and you can't make a silk purse out of a pigs butt.
chris

Lafayette, LA

#56920 Apr 6, 2013
Here Is One wrote:
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Fact from the court
are you so naive as to believe that with the court s word it is then truth

“JUSTICE DENIED, AGAIN!!!”

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#56923 Apr 7, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
Of course Trayvon had a juvenile record. That is why he was with his daddy, mommie couldn't handle him. He used drugs, was high the night he got himself shot, according to the autopsy, and you can't make a silk purse out of a pigs butt.
Posting lies won't make them truths.

Trayvon had no juvenile record according to official records.

Trayvon was not high the night he was murdered, according to the autopsy.

Yes, you can never be a silk purse.
tiredofwhining

Lexington, SC

#56924 Apr 7, 2013
zazz wrote:
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Posting lies won't make them truths.
Trayvon had no juvenile record according to official records.
Trayvon was not high the night he was murdered, according to the autopsy.
Yes, you can never be a silk purse.
Trayvon was a punk and black thug Had he stayed been in school rather than on suspension for the 3rd time He might still be alive.

Acting like the typical ghetto thug got him a bullet in the heart . Way to go Zimmerman .... no need to put up with ghetto trash
tiredofwhining

Lexington, SC

#56926 Apr 7, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
Of course Trayvon had a juvenile record. That is why he was with his daddy, mommie couldn't handle him. He used drugs, was high the night he got himself shot, according to the autopsy, and you can't make a silk purse out of a pigs butt.
Trayvon might still be alive if his father spent time with him rather than courting his newest sperm receptacle.

Spending time with his kids obviously I was not a priority for Tracy Martin given that he had numerous children with different mothers . Typical ghetto mentality.

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#56927 Apr 7, 2013
Here Is One wrote:
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Zim never called to report a suspicious animal
The pedophile's fat ugly lying wife is up next, Homo One.

Have your popcorn?

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#56928 Apr 7, 2013
Here Is One wrote:
Still waiting for you to prove yours from last year
Always an excuse, eh, Homo One?
Here Is One wrote:
Only a moron would shoot a moose with a 30/30
In Canada it is not even legal
Truth

Rome, GA

#56929 Apr 7, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>Are there really people on here that are so stupid and don't know that a warrant issued by the prosecuting officer is different than an arrest?

PS: Sweetie: the prosecutor in this case manages to win 90 percent of the cases for which she obtains arrest warrants.
This one will definitely hurt her stats. Might as well add to the 10% on this one. This one has already damaged her reputation in the way she left out important facts when the arrest warrant was obtained. She sure looked like a fool at the hearing when she was exposed for not disclosing the true story when she obtained the warrant like the fact of Zimmerman's injury, witness statement that Martin was on top of Zimmerman, and that there was no evidence that Zimmerman attacked Martin and that autopsy reports indicate that Martin was the aggressor. I guess you would have to leave this evidence out to be successful in obtaining a warrant. These facts came to light in the hearing and sure they will in the trial as well and the victim will be acquitted.
Truth

Rome, GA

#56930 Apr 7, 2013
zazz wrote:
<quoted text>This was no ordinary "arrest warrant".

Keep up Skippy, you're almost a year behind.
You're correct it wasn't an ordinary arrest warrant. It was obtained falsely. Did you not watch the bond hearing when they admitted what they couldn't prove. Looks like you need to keep up moron.
Truth

Rome, GA

#56931 Apr 7, 2013
zazz wrote:
<quoted text>Posting lies won't make them truths.

Trayvon had no juvenile record according to official records.

Trayvon was not high the night he was murdered, according to the autopsy.

Yes, you can never be a silk purse.
You say he wasn't high on the night of the arrest. So what did he test positive for according to the autopsy report? I read the autopsy report so I already know. So share with us and I will let you know if you're correct.

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