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Trayvon Martin Shooting Death Sparks Outrage on Social Media

There are 66307 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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Since: Oct 12

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#63539 Jun 30, 2013
Patriot wrote:
Getting back to that 9mm bullet placement. The shot was perfect. The 9mm penetrated sufficiently and fractured inside the body cavity allowing the heart and lung area to absorb the total foot pounds of energy since the bullet did not exit. Fortunately bloodhounds were no necessary to track down the perp. Had that been necessary an exit wound would have left a better blood trail. All in all the confrontation does prove that under ideal circumstances and extremely close range without intervention from outside elements other than cloth the 9mm is an adequate self defense round and one that can leave a defendant without a witness too. But anyone who carries for self defense is advised to kick it up a notch and opt for a 40 S&W, 45 ACP, 44 Magnum, 45 Colt or at least a 357 Magnum+P. When your life is on the like Zimmerman one cant be over gunned!
In that close of quarters, i might prefer a revolver for less cause for jamming concern, possibly a snubnose 38-357-44 magnum....though, it's rarely that close.....

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#63540 Jun 30, 2013
Pompano Jack wrote:
Each year Ö about 7,000 African Americans are murdered, more than nine times out of 10 by other African Americans.
My awful sense of humor, beg's the question....are they really giving 100% effort in this regard?....lol....

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#63541 Jun 30, 2013
GEORGE ZIMMERMAN wrote:
<quoted text>He will be set free. That is all that really matters.
Barefoot2626 got set free too which that was a horrible mistake, but I agree zimmerman will be set free too which your right it was a horrible mistake that they making zimmerman go through.
GEORGE ZIMMERMAN

Frankfort, KY

#63542 Jun 30, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>Barefoot2626 got set free too which that was a horrible mistake, but I agree zimmerman will be set free too which your right it was a horrible mistake that they making zimmerman go through.
Kinda reminds one that we made a big mistake when we freed them from Africa and turned the animals loose here. This case will help straighten it out. When two spear checkers see Zimmerman set free they will get shunned by their own. LOSERS

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#63544 Jun 30, 2013
GEORGE ZIMMERMAN wrote:
<quoted text>Kinda reminds one that we made a big mistake when we freed them from Africa and turned the animals loose here. This case will help straighten it out. When two spear checkers see Zimmerman set free they will get shunned by their own. LOSERS
all it takes is an executive order and if Democrat FDR was around he would intern them all by Executive Order like he did with the Japanese Americans with Executive Order 9066 which cleared the way for the deportation of Japanese Americans to internment camps.

Executive Order 9066

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executive_Order_...
GEORGE ZIMMERMAN

Frankfort, KY

#63545 Jun 30, 2013
swinghigh wrote:
Fifteen months these two diseases zazzfare and Cornfoot have been posting nothing but empty lies and garbage an when they are show up, they just keep posting to hide it.
For once in your lives be useful, sing us a good ol fashioned reggin work song while you stick up for vile thugs.
Swing low sweet chariot coming, sing it loud.
Sweet chariot. Hope they go bananas in the prisons and the streets. Everybody I know, are armed to the teeth and on guard when verdict is read.
American Lady

Danville, KY

#63546 Jun 30, 2013
How and Why The Media Got It So Wrong... The Zimmerman Case ... Packaged and Sold By Ryan Julison, Benjamin Crump, Natalie Jackson

http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2013/06/3...
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#63547 Jun 30, 2013
EASY MONEY wrote:
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Zim walks, and another thug has bit the dust, never to be a threat to any other American.
A seventeen year old - unarmed - murdered by a wannabe cop with a gun seems to be less the thug and more a victim.

And yes - a wannabe cop thug is still a thug.
GEORGE ZIMMERMAN

Frankfort, KY

#63548 Jun 30, 2013
American Lady wrote:
How and Why The Media Got It So Wrong... The Zimmerman Case ... Packaged and Sold By Ryan Julison, Benjamin Crump, Natalie Jackson
http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2013/06/3...
Most of us got it when A$$$$ sharpton stuck his ignorant hole in it. lol
rich stevens

Arvada, CO

#63549 Jun 30, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
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A seventeen year old - unarmed - murdered by a wannabe cop with a gun seems to be less the thug and more a victim.
And yes - a wannabe cop thug is still a thug.
What about Martin's felonious assault on Zimmerman? Would you have just laid there getting beat until you were dead?

Hard to believe anyone would do that.
rich stevens

Arvada, CO

#63550 Jun 30, 2013
Truth Seeker wrote:
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Over the past couple years major media bosses have publicly admitted to censoring black crime. Editors from the LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, New York Times, and the Associated Press have all publicly confessed to censoring black crime. Recent statements from two media outlets admitting they have a policy of censoring black crime. This includes the Newark Star-Ledger and WYFF, the Greenville, SC NBC affiliate.
This censorship is all about politicizing the news. The LA Times made an official statement saying that accurately reporting crime would "unfairly stigmatize racial groups." In other words, politically correctness trumps public safety. This censorship is most blatant when the crime involves a black perpetrator and a white victim. Especially if racial hatred was a motive.
Any time the paper here reports a crime and a description of the perps and leaves out the race/color, we know what the race/color is. Black.
GEORGE ZIMMERMAN

Frankfort, KY

#63551 Jun 30, 2013
rich stevens wrote:
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Any time the paper here reports a crime and a description of the perps and leaves out the race/color, we know what the race/color is. Black.
Blacks make up 13% of US population, the media would have you believe its 40%.
Cat74

United States

#63552 Jun 30, 2013
Even if you just guessed you would be right 90% of the time. 9 More black folks shot in Chicago last night. I guess they are going to just give a daily count so it doesn't sound so heinous.
GEORGE ZIMMERMAN

Frankfort, KY

#63554 Jun 30, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
Even if you just guessed you would be right 90% of the time. 9 More black folks shot in Chicago last night. I guess they are going to just give a daily count so it doesn't sound so heinous.
Population control??????????

“JUSTICE DENIED, AGAIN!!!”

Since: Mar 10

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#63555 Jun 30, 2013
EXPERT wrote:
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Why do you hate Mexicans?
Zimmerman isn't Mexican. Can't you look at a map?

His mother is from Peru. His father from the US.

Since: Aug 11

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#63556 Jun 30, 2013
GEORGE ZIMMERMAN wrote:
<quoted text>Blacks make up 13% of US population, the media would have you believe its 40%.
Your are correct about the Black Population.

Black Americans

About 12.4% of the American people (37.6 million, including about 885,000 Hispanic or Latino) are Black or African American. Also known more simply as Black Americans, the Black or African American group is the largest racial minority, as opposed to Hispanics and Latinos, who are the largest ethnic minority. Historically, any person with any sub-Saharan African ancestry, even if they were mostly white, were designated and classified as "Black", according to the "one drop rule". Today, racial categorization depends on self-ascription. Three major subgroups come under the rubric of Black American.

African Americans form the largest subgroup, and are primarily descendants of Africans who were involuntarily transported to the U.S. from 1619 until the de jure end of the slave trade in 1808 or its de facto end in the 1830s-40s. Due to this history, the origins of most African Americans are usually untraceable to specific African nations; Africa serves as the general geographic origin.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race_and_ethnici...
Cat74

United States

#63557 Jun 30, 2013
No, there are communities that don't offer huge welfare grants. They aren't popular with the poor, and unfortunate. Even here in Illinois there are some mostly white communities. Or upper middle class Hispanic communities. Plus put West you can carry concealed, so he could feel safe there.
GEORGE ZIMMERMAN

Frankfort, KY

#63558 Jun 30, 2013
zazz wrote:
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Zimmerman isn't Mexican. Can't you look at a map?
His mother is from Peru. His father from the US.
Actually he has Jew in him also.

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#63559 Jun 30, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
Even if you just guessed you would be right 90% of the time. 9 More black folks shot in Chicago last night. I guess they are going to just give a daily count so it doesn't sound so heinous.
HeyJackAss!
Illustrating Chicago Values

June Totals to Date
Shot & Killed: 40
Shot & Wounded: 223
Total Homicides*: 45

Race of Victim, Homicides,%

Black, 146, 76.8%

Hispanic, 40, 21.1%

White, 4, 2.1%

Updated: 6/28/13

http://www.heyjackass.com/

Since: Aug 11

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#63560 Jun 30, 2013
zazz wrote:
<quoted text>
Zimmerman isn't Mexican. Can't you look at a map?
His mother is from Peru. His father from the US.
Correct.

The Real George Zimmerman

His Family Background

George Zimmermanís ethnic background seems to have baffled the news media. Heís at times been described as solely white, solely Hispanic and as a ďwhite Hispanic.Ē So what is Zimmermanís cultural background? Zimmermanís father is white and his mother is Peruvian. That likely means he has both European heritage and heritage indigenous to Latin America. His parents' careers have led to greater scrutiny of Zimmerman. Thatís because Robert Zimmerman served as a magistrate judge and Gladys Zimmerman worked as a deputy court clerk. Many wondered if his parentsí legal connections helped George Zimmerman avoid arrest after killing Trayvon Martin. Itís unclear what role, if any, Robert and Gladys Zimmerman played in the case.

http://racerelations.about.com/od/thelegalsys...

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