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#2159 Jul 15, 2013
MONDAY, JUL 15, 2013

For George Zimmerman, the system worked

An acquittal might've been legally correct, but it only happened because of who Zimmerman is and who he killed

http://www.salon.com/2013/07/15/for_george_zi...

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#2160 Jul 15, 2013
Coming thru your Neighborhood.........
please don't shoot.

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#2161 Jul 15, 2013
J ValJean wrote:
Coming thru your Neighborhood.........
please don't shoot.
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http://youtu.be/i8Rj2k34UpY
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#2164 Jul 16, 2013
NTRPRNR1 wrote:
<quoted text>Exactly!
As beautiful as ever, I see. You are truly stunning. LOL

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#2165 Jul 16, 2013
Why my opinion of 'Stand Your Ground' is evolving

I live in a 'stand your ground' state and until just recently I had seen such laws as little more than common sense, but it's getting harder and harder to ignore the growing body of evidence that rather than strengthening the right to self defense, stand your ground laws have provided a solid legal defense for individuals bent on little more than cold blooded murder.

The theory seems simple enough. If you feel that you are in danger you have the right to use whatever force is necessary to defend yourself, but in a society where God carries a gun, violence is virtue and every black kid with a bag of skittles is a suspect, stand your ground has become a testament to the law of unintended consequences.

The concepts of stand your ground and the 'castle defense' gained traction in light of equally stupid laws in some states that required a person in imminent danger to attempt to retreat from their attackers.

These 'retreat' laws give the advantage to the criminal and place the lives of law abiding citizens in jeopardy. Under these laws, even people in their own homes are required to try and escape from violent intruders before they can legally use force to defend themselves and some individuals that didn't try hard enough to "get way" have been charged with a crime when common sense would indicate that they had the basic human right to defend themselves and their families from a clear and present danger.

The backlash was inevitable and (in retrospect) so was the result.

Race is a factor in a culture where having darker skin and being in "the wrong place at the wrong time" is enough to provoke suspicion and fear. The majority of people killed when stand your ground has been used as a successful defense have been people of color and the majority of those claiming stand your ground have been white. As uneasy as the conversation about race in America is today, that's a fact that can't (and shouldn't) be ignored.

The prevalence of guns in America plays a role too when deadly force is seldom more than arms length away.

Right now in much of America the code of the old west is the law of the land, kill or be killed, lock and load, shoot first and never trust a stranger.

Fear has become the master of our destiny.

Somewhere between retreat and aggression there is common ground.

http://sq1.us/thread/1312/why-opinion-stand-g...

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#2166 Jul 16, 2013
Jaxxon wrote:
Why my opinion of 'Stand Your Ground' is evolving
I live in a 'stand your ground' state and until just recently I had seen such laws as little more than common sense, but it's getting harder and harder to ignore the growing body of evidence that rather than strengthening the right to self defense, stand your ground laws have provided a solid legal defense for individuals bent on little more than cold blooded murder.
The theory seems simple enough. If you feel that you are in danger you have the right to use whatever force is necessary to defend yourself, but in a society where God carries a gun, violence is virtue and every black kid with a bag of skittles is a suspect, stand your ground has become a testament to the law of unintended consequences.
The concepts of stand your ground and the 'castle defense' gained traction in light of equally stupid laws in some states that required a person in imminent danger to attempt to retreat from their attackers.
These 'retreat' laws give the advantage to the criminal and place the lives of law abiding citizens in jeopardy. Under these laws, even people in their own homes are required to try and escape from violent intruders before they can legally use force to defend themselves and some individuals that didn't try hard enough to "get way" have been charged with a crime when common sense would indicate that they had the basic human right to defend themselves and their families from a clear and present danger.
The backlash was inevitable and (in retrospect) so was the result.
Race is a factor in a culture where having darker skin and being in "the wrong place at the wrong time" is enough to provoke suspicion and fear. The majority of people killed when stand your ground has been used as a successful defense have been people of color and the majority of those claiming stand your ground have been white. As uneasy as the conversation about race in America is today, that's a fact that can't (and shouldn't) be ignored.
The prevalence of guns in America plays a role too when deadly force is seldom more than arms length away.
Right now in much of America the code of the old west is the law of the land, kill or be killed, lock and load, shoot first and never trust a stranger.
Fear has become the master of our destiny.
Somewhere between retreat and aggression there is common ground.
http://sq1.us/thread/1312/why-opinion-stand-g...
Good post there Jax.

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#2167 Jul 16, 2013
-Dont Panic- wrote:
<quoted text>
If the US Department of Justice fails to charge Zimmerman for violating Martin's civil rights, nobody is safe from being profiled and killed by racist vigilantes with concealed carry permits.
Better load your guns and beware of strangers.
If if if.... that is to be yet seen.
It is my constitutional right. One of many things my parents taught me at an early age.

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#2168 Jul 16, 2013
Your parents were wrong...

There is no constitutional right to concealed carry.

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#2169 Jul 16, 2013
Twitter user swiftly sabotages Zimmerman jurorís book deal.....
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/news/twitter-user...

"Blue Money"
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#2170 Jul 16, 2013
Hack Marriage Video

Hacking the dictionary to update the definition of marriage...

http://sq1.us/thread/1314/hack-marriage-video

:)

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#2171 Jul 16, 2013
Mickey Ratt Club wrote:
Twitter user swiftly sabotages Zimmerman jurorís book deal.....
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/news/twitter-user...
"Blue Money"
http://youtu.be/ZqrgHEgD6MA
Van Morrison - His Band and the Street Choir
Hi Mick.

That's impressive. Thanks for sharing it. I saw her interview with Anderson Cooper and wondered why she decided to drop the book deal.

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#2172 Jul 16, 2013
positronium wrote:
<quoted text>If if if.... that is to be yet seen.
It is my constitutional right. One of many things my parents taught me at an early age.
Your parents taught you "at an early age" that you had a right to carry a gun? How odd.

Too bad they didn't teach you to be honest and not falsely accuse people of being "commies" and tell lies like you do.

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#2173 Jul 16, 2013
---Wild Irish Rose--- wrote:
<quoted text>
Your parents taught you "at an early age" that you had a right to carry a gun? How odd.
Too bad they didn't teach you to be honest and not falsely accuse people of being "commies" and tell lies like you do.
Hey Rose...my turn to complain about the weather...

It's too hot!

Anyway, the comment he replied to said concealed carry permit so he's just plain wrong.

There is no constitutional right to carry a concealed weapon.

The courts have already settled that one.

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#2174 Jul 16, 2013
Anyone recall that it took SIX WEEKS to charge and arrest Zimmerman for the killing of Trayvon Martin?

Zimmerman Arrested On Murder Charge In Martin Case; Will Plead Not Guilty

by BILL CHAPPELL

April 11, 2012

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/04/1...

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#2175 Jul 16, 2013
Jaxxon wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey Rose...my turn to complain about the weather...
It's too hot!
Anyway, the comment he replied to said concealed carry permit so he's just plain wrong.
There is no constitutional right to carry a concealed weapon.
The courts have already settled that one.
Hi Jax,

I know, I saw that about a "concealed weapon." I just thought it was strange that his parents taught him "at an early age" that he had a constitutional right to carry a gun, concealed or otherwise.

You're right about the Constitution though. It just states "the right to keep and bear arms."

I don't think his parents taught him any such thing--just his usual grandstanding BS.

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#2176 Jul 16, 2013
Republicans on Topix need to get a job.

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#2177 Jul 16, 2013
---Wild Irish Rose--- wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi Jax,
I know, I saw that about a "concealed weapon." I just thought it was strange that his parents taught him "at an early age" that he had a constitutional right to carry a gun, concealed or otherwise.
You're right about the Constitution though. It just states "the right to keep and bear arms."
I don't think his parents taught him any such thing--just his usual grandstanding BS.
He so desperately wants to be part of this thread.

Too bad he burned those bridges years ago.

Well, I'm done with topix for today. Headed home.

Have a good one.
Lol

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#2178 Jul 16, 2013
Does being an NSA internet spook count as a real job?

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#2179 Jul 16, 2013
Rico from East Los II wrote:
Republicans on Topix need to get a job.
Hey Rico. Haven't had a chance to talk in a while.

Hope things are good are good on your end.

Later.

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#2180 Jul 16, 2013
positronium wrote:
<quoted text>If if if.... that is to be yet seen.
It is my constitutional right. One of many things my parents taught me at an early age.
Had Travon Martin used his bare hands to kill the stranger who stalked and taunted him, the police would have arrested Travon and held him in a cage without bail until the day that he was tried and convicted of 2nd degree murder and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Under the Florida law, stand your ground only applies to white people who kill in self defense. Black men don't have the right to stand their ground. For them, they must run home as fast as they can.

The way I see it, Zimmerman was a spoiled little rich kid who had a magistrate for a daddy and so he never was held accountable for his actions. I can't wait to see that fat ugly punk get sent to a federal super max prison after he is found guilty of violating Martin's civil rights.

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