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Trayvon Martin Supporters Rally in Charlottesville

There are 209 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Jul 12, 2013, titled Trayvon Martin Supporters Rally in Charlottesville. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

A crowd rallies in front of the federal court in Charlottesville to show support for the family of Trayvon Martin after a Florida jury acquits the man accused of murdering the teen.

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pursuit of happiness

Charlottesville, VA

#1 Jul 14, 2013
How can someone be "Gunned Down" when they are straddling someone beating the crap out of their head?

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Albemarle Patriot

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Jul 14, 2013
Where were these people when 30 black people were shot by other black people in Chicago? And do these people not understand that Zimmerman is as black as Obama?

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ThatsTerrible

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Jul 14, 2013
pursuit of happiness wrote:
How can someone be "Gunned Down" when they are straddling someone beating the crap out of their head?
You don't know what happened and if SOMEONE had not tried to be a Robocop none of it would have happened. TM was minding his business and was doing nothing wrong he should have been left alone. What would you do if you were followed and approached by SOMEONE who didn't identify themselves?

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him

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Jul 14, 2013
Taste the rainbow!
Paul

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Jul 14, 2013
Go home. Your check should be there tomorrow. It's the 15th.

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Puzzled

Scottsville, VA

#6 Jul 14, 2013
How old was Trayvon when he was shot?I am puzzled about a lack of a recent picture of Trayvon Martin. All the media seems to have is a picture of an innocent looking little maybe 10 or 11 year old boy. No wonder there is so much outrage about this whole case. Nevertheless, there are no winners in this. A family has lost a son and a man has to live with what happened for the rest of his live. NO WINNERS HERE..........
jjjjjjkklkkl

Waynesboro, VA

#7 Jul 14, 2013
Rest in peace Trayvon Martin..... It is such a travesty isn't it -- that a person that is innocent of murder is found not guilty ... Wow what a disgrace...............The big issue is that they wasted tax payer money even trying Zimmerman who was and is clearly not guilty of any type of murder.. If both guys were the same color , nobody outside of Sanford Florida would have ever heard of this overblown case......

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ceasar

Charlottesville, VA

#8 Jul 14, 2013
Far from over. We will see how well he does in the civil trial. And yes there will be one. Ask OJ Simpson,, Zimmerman should not be able to profitt in any way from this trial and a civil suit would block that. If you take the race out of it you still have a 17 yr old walking from the store back home and didn't make it because someone took the law into there own hands when told not to persue. He couldn't of been to afraid for his life, And yes if I was being followed by someone creeping along and then approached my first response would to punch them in the face. So Trayvon got shot for defending himself and George Zimmerman is being called the victim. Just a prime example of a wanna be cop that could not follow directions by the 911 dispacter or the rules to observe ane report from his own home owners association.
Sally

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Jul 14, 2013
One thing I know for sure is that I will not be going near Charlottesville any time soon,,all this will hurt business.
I,because people feel they must protest,fear for my safety and that of my family.
mary

Charlottesville, VA

#10 Jul 14, 2013
Please, could someone,in a nice way,explain why we have trials with a jury??
It seems to me that when we have one and it makes big news and is reported on day after day,no matter what the outcome is ,and I do not mean just this case,people can not accept what the jury decides,,to me that is a waste of time,taxpayers money,lost wages for the people (if they work) who serve on the jury.
If protesters would only realize that he was found guilty and the jury suggested a term for him to serve in prison,the judge can say o.k. however he did this much time in jail (and I realize in this case he did not) and so I am going to give him time off for good behavior,and he/she gets out sooner then he/she should have.
Example,a person is supposed to serve 10 years but has been in jail 10 months,and was good guy/girl the judge can say,he/she only has to serve 1 year.
If you do not think this happens go back into newspaper files and see how many times it has.
Rush Maddow

Richmond, VA

#11 Jul 14, 2013
Rufus

Woodbridge, VA

#12 Jul 14, 2013
Did blacks demonstrate and riot when OJ was found Not Guilty? I seemed to have missed that. Nice comparison.

To the wanna be attorney : "Just because a jury finds you not guilty doesn't mean you are not guilty." You may want to find another line of work.
ceasar wrote:
Far from over. We will see how well he does in the civil trial. And yes there will be one. Ask OJ Simpson,, Zimmerman should not be able to profitt in any way from this trial and a civil suit would block that. If you take the race out of it you still have a 17 yr old walking from the store back home and didn't make it because someone took the law into there own hands when told not to persue. He couldn't of been to afraid for his life, And yes if I was being followed by someone creeping along and then approached my first response would to punch them in the face. So Trayvon got shot for defending himself and George Zimmerman is being called the victim. Just a prime example of a wanna be cop that could not follow directions by the 911 dispacter or the rules to observe ane report from his own home owners association.
Pissedoffconserv ative

Kill Devil Hills, NC

#13 Jul 14, 2013
Who gives a shit. One more street thug who attacks somebody and millions of ignoranuses are sticking up for this kid. It really goes beyond race these days it's about justice people get your heads out of your asses these people may be able to riot but for anything how about getting a job and a prospect on being a decent human being. But I guess dumb people will continue to protest about things they have no buisness getting into.
Roscoe

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Jul 15, 2013
What about the 2 African Americans that killed the White Woman for her tip money from the restaurant where she worked?????????
Newman315

Charlottesville, VA

#16 Jul 15, 2013
Sally wrote:
One thing I know for sure is that I will not be going near Charlottesville any time soon,,all this will hurt business.
I,because people feel they must protest,fear for my safety and that of my family.
Yes, please for the sanctity of all that is good,stay where you are.
Stating the obvious

Charlottesville, VA

#17 Jul 15, 2013
Pissedoffconservative wrote:
Who gives a ****. One more street thug who attacks somebody and millions of ignoranuses are sticking up for this kid. It really goes beyond race these days it's about justice people get your heads out of your **** these people may be able to riot but for anything how about getting a job and a prospect on being a decent human being. But I guess dumb people will continue to protest about things they have no buisness getting into.
hey idiot he did not attack anyone he was approached! By just another soon to be cop that profiles black guys. He started the fight lost the fight an took a life because of it. An if you are a decent human being you would keep these ignorant comments to yourself. But your just like so many other closet racist type all this safely at home.
Stating the obvious

Charlottesville, VA

#18 Jul 15, 2013
Paul wrote:
Go home. Your check should be there tomorrow. It's the 15th.
you seem to know all about it so your check must be coming also. But I hear bank robbers are hiring whites only

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#19 Jul 15, 2013
ThatsTerrible wrote:
<quoted text>What would you do if you were followed and approached by SOMEONE who didn't identify themselves?
Called 911, of course.
anonymous coward

Earlysville, VA

#20 Jul 15, 2013
I hope the peaceful rallies that are occurring continue to do so. I wish they were rallying around a different cause, one that is not nearly so muddled with misinformation and emotional rhetoric. However, if this case is the one that causes self reflection and opens up communication and forces the conversations to start to create a change then that's great. The only thing I wish is that people wouldn't hold TM up as some saint, b/c he clearly wasn't.

ps. Kudos to the girl who organized the peaceful protest; that is what America is about
JCC

Charlottesville, VA

#21 Jul 15, 2013
ThatsTerrible wrote:
<quoted text>You don't know what happened and if SOMEONE had not tried to be a Robocop none of it would have happened. TM was minding his business and was doing nothing wrong he should have been left alone. What would you do if you were followed and approached by SOMEONE who didn't identify themselves?
None of us know what happened, including YOU. A jury of 6 people sat and heard evidence, only snippets of what most of us have heard about and came to the conclusion that there was not enough evidence to convict the man of either 2nd degree murder or manslaughter. If you were there when the incident came about, then you have the right to speak with such certainty as to the events, but you weren't there and neither was I. I'm willing to say, I don't know what happened, maybe an injustice was done by an acquittal, but it's very possible that justice was served and a man who should have never been arrested is now a free man.

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