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Trayvon Martin Shooting Death Sparks Outrage on Social Media

There are 66305 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.

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No Exuses

Columbus, OH

#59250 May 27, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Castro is white.
Check your KKK handbook.
You Lie !!!! Just as the libs machine trained you. I thought about you when I read this. Lot's of screaming and use of propagana. All for less than 4%. Did you get on your knees and pray to Alinsky?

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No Exuses

Columbus, OH

#59251 May 27, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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(Reuters)- A gunman randomly firing from his pickup truck killed one person and wounded five, including the sheriff of Concho County, Texas, on Sunday before the suspect was killed in a shootout with law enforcement, officials said.
Authorities recovered an assault rifle, a handgun and hundreds of rounds of ammunition from the suspect, who was said to be 23 years old and from North Carolina. The name was withheld pending notification of relatives, the Texas Department of Public Safety said in a statement.
The statement identified the dead victim as Alicia Torres, 41, who was shot dead in her car, the statement said.
A mind is a terrible thing to waste. Get my coffee and stop the "I love Alinky" chant.

Since: Feb 11

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#59252 May 27, 2013
No Exuses wrote:
<quoted text> You Lie !!!!
Wipe your chin, Shug.

Since: Feb 11

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#59253 May 27, 2013
No Exuses wrote:
<quoted text> A mind is a terrible thing to waste.
No loss in your case, Shug.

Wipe your chin.

flbadcatowner

“I call it as I see it.”

Since: Jul 09

Retirement City

#59254 May 27, 2013
DBuck20 wrote:
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So you were right there with him to know what he was doing rather right or wrong I assume?
He had just gone to the local store to purchase a couple of things and there was no conclusive evidence that he was doing anything other than returning to where he was staying prior to being stalked by Zimmerman. Our justice system is built on innocent until proven guilty and not the other way around as you would like to think in this case. Just for the record, Based on Florida law with the knowledge I have of the case, I cannot say honestly which way the trial verdict by the jury should go. Had Zimmerman not tried to follow the kid in the first place, none of this would have happened, but that fact may prove purely academic due to the way Florida law is written and the law and not what one thinks the law should be is the oath that a juror is sworn to uphold.
xxxrayted

Brook Park, OH

#59255 May 27, 2013
flbadcatowner wrote:
<quoted text>He had just gone to the local store to purchase a couple of things and there was no conclusive evidence that he was doing anything other than returning to where he was staying prior to being stalked by Zimmerman. Our justice system is built on innocent until proven guilty and not the other way around as you would like to think in this case. Just for the record, Based on Florida law with the knowledge I have of the case, I cannot say honestly which way the trial verdict by the jury should go. Had Zimmerman not tried to follow the kid in the first place, none of this would have happened, but that fact may prove purely academic due to the way Florida law is written and the law and not what one thinks the law should be is the oath that a juror is sworn to uphold.
The jury is instructed to rule on guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. How could anybody rule that Zimmerman is guilty of murder or any lesser of the charges when he didn't break any laws?

The prosecutions case is way beyond a reasonable doubt.

Since: Feb 11

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#59256 May 27, 2013
xxxrayted wrote:
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The jury is instructed to rule on guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
Look for the pedophile to take a plea, Pinocchio.

It seems there is no one in America who believes he only followed Martin for ten seconds... even you.

Wipe your chin.

PS: the pedophile's ugly fat lying wife is up next.

I wonder if the prosecutor will mention it to the pedophile?

Since: Feb 11

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#59257 May 27, 2013
xxxrayted wrote:
How could anybody rule that Zimmerman is guilty of murder or any lesser of the charges when he didn't break any laws?
It's illegal to shoot boys on the sidewalk in front of their house, even if they are black- even in Florida.

At least it's illegal now.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#59258 May 27, 2013
xxxrayted wrote:
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The jury is instructed to rule on guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. How could anybody rule that Zimmerman is guilty of murder or any lesser of the charges when he didn't break any laws?
The prosecutions case is way beyond a reasonable doubt.
I wouldn't say they're way beyond reasonable doubt.

Conviction on 2D murder isn't that clear in my mind.
veroni

Mishawaka, IN

#59259 May 27, 2013
xxxrayted wrote:
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The jury is instructed to rule on guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. How could anybody rule that Zimmerman is guilty of murder or any lesser of the charges when he didn't break any laws?
The prosecutions case is way beyond a reasonable doubt.
This is a case that has a life of its own because it is fueled by politics and nothing more. Zimmerman will be a scapegoat.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#59260 May 27, 2013
veroni wrote:
<quoted text>This is a case that has a life of its own because it is fueled by politics and nothing more. Zimmerman will be a scapegoat.
Yes. Conservative justice is much, much different than American justice!

flbadcatowner

“I call it as I see it.”

Since: Jul 09

Retirement City

#59261 May 27, 2013
Catwhacker wrote:
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Oh that's rich, cat person. Don't you know that it's perfectly legal to follow or surveil anybody? It only becomes stalking if there is harassment or if there is an intent to commit illegalities. Private investigators follow people every day. Anybody can pay to have anybody followed. Politicians are notorious for having their rivals under surveillance, lol, and large crowds of people follow politicians around too. It is a citizens right to follow somebody and keep an eye on them if they suspect them of a crime. It is also a citizens duty to inform police of the suspects whereabouts and activities.
If you believe that someone is following you why don't you just call the police instead of crucifying an innocent man who was defending himself against a vicious attack? And if you expect 'not to be followed' for minding your own business, guess again.
So how you gonna react?.... Violently?.... like Martin perhaps? You don't like to be followed, eh? You must be hiding a secret. Ha ha ha ha.
It's hard to believe such ignorance like yourself would be allowed to sit on a jury. You don't know your own ass from a hole in the ground. Better luck in the next life.
His zeal cost a young man his life. Nothing more needs to be said. And there was no proof his victim was up to no good prior to his being stalked. Does the term "mind your own business" ring a bell? The kid was just returning from a trip to the store. If somebody followed me the way Zimmerman followed the kid, I'd be very nervous, too. While trailing somebody may not be illegal, it certainly is not ethical unless there is probable cause to suspect something amiss and skin color alone doesn't cut it as probable cause.

flbadcatowner

“I call it as I see it.”

Since: Jul 09

Retirement City

#59262 May 27, 2013
xxxrayted wrote:
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The jury is instructed to rule on guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. How could anybody rule that Zimmerman is guilty of murder or any lesser of the charges when he didn't break any laws?
The prosecutions case is way beyond a reasonable doubt.
You sound more sure of that than the prosecution. If it can be proven that Martin was standing his ground, the self defense claim is out the window. We still don't know who attacked whom first or if Trayvon had good reason to feel he was being threatened. What it will likely come down to is an acquittal on the basis that it is impossible to determine exactly what went down as in lack of evidence.
xxxrayted

Brook Park, OH

#59263 May 27, 2013
flbadcatowner wrote:
<quoted text>His zeal cost a young man his life. Nothing more needs to be said. And there was no proof his victim was up to no good prior to his being stalked. Does the term "mind your own business" ring a bell? The kid was just returning from a trip to the store. If somebody followed me the way Zimmerman followed the kid, I'd be very nervous, too. While trailing somebody may not be illegal, it certainly is not ethical unless there is probable cause to suspect something amiss and skin color alone doesn't cut it as probable cause.
It wasn't skin color alone. It was the fact he didn't live there, running around in the rain in a hoodie, and young which all match the descriptions of the people robbing homes in that complex.
xxxrayted

Brook Park, OH

#59264 May 27, 2013
veroni wrote:
<quoted text>This is a case that has a life of its own because it is fueled by politics and nothing more. Zimmerman will be a scapegoat.
Exactly, but lets hope it doesn't turn out that way.
veroni

Mishawaka, IN

#59265 May 27, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Yes. Conservative justice is much, much different than American justice!
You're an idiot. This is another example of corruption and the Martin playing the race card like a Stradivarius.
veroni

Mishawaka, IN

#59266 May 27, 2013
xxxrayted wrote:
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Exactly, but lets hope it doesn't turn out that way.
His counsel hasn't done that great of a job, IMO.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#59267 May 27, 2013
veroni wrote:
<quoted text>You're an idiot. This is another example of corruption and the Martin playing the race card like a Stradivarius.
And there it is again! A Zimmerman supporter playing the race card!
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#59268 May 27, 2013
xxxrayted wrote:
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It wasn't skin color alone. It was the fact he didn't live there, running around in the rain in a hoodie, and young which all match the descriptions of the people robbing homes in that complex.
So... it's your testimony there's no one who lived there who dressed in that manner?

interesting.

flbadcatowner

“I call it as I see it.”

Since: Jul 09

Retirement City

#59269 May 27, 2013
xxxrayted wrote:
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I would like to dissect your reply here because I found some interesting things in what you said.
"You are not defending Martin, but do defend the right of anybody who is not doing anything wrong (at the moment) not to be followed."
My question here is where is it written that citizens have a right not to be followed? I'm unaware of such a right. If I decide to walk to the convenient store tonight, but happen to be two houses away from another pedestrian going the same way on the same sidewalk, I'm breaking no law nor violating the right of my neighbor in front of me.
"If Martin's character was not steller, it was still no excuse to declare that he deserved to be killed."
Correct. But Martin was not killed because he had a questionable character, he was killed because he brutally attacked an armed man. Zimmerman had no idea what his character was. What he was aware of is that Martin didn't live in that complex, and the fact that the suspects in the multiple home robberies in the complex were people who fit that profile: black, young, not a resident of the neighborhood, wearing questionable attire not worn by residents there, and at a time of night when those robberies took place.
Let me say something about a right not to be followed unless there is a very good reason for it. How would you feel if somebody was obviously following you? Would you think it was nice and proper of somebody to do so? And wouldn't you feel threatened and possible consider defending yourself? While technically, there is no right not to be followed except under certain narrowly defined provisions of the law, there is also unfortunately no law against the type of foolishness engaged in by Zimmerman that led to the fatal altercation. Unlike Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin had no criminal arrest record.

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