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Trayvon Martin Shooting Shows Perils of Lax U.S. Gun Laws

There are 9850 comments on the Bloomberg story from Mar 20, 2012, titled Trayvon Martin Shooting Shows Perils of Lax U.S. Gun Laws. In it, Bloomberg reports that:

The Justice Department opened an investigation this week into the killing of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old high school student who was shot dead on Feb.

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Tray

Tupelo, MS

#10309 Jul 19, 2013
Russell Brand got angry with the paparazzi at Los Angeles International airport for trying to take photos up the skirt of his wife at the time, Katy Perry. He was subsequently arrested but posted $20,000 bail.
Tray

Tupelo, MS

#10310 Jul 19, 2013
Lamar Odom didn’t like his celebrity status anymore. That’s the only reason that could justify being angry about photographers following you and asking certain questions. The questions had to go like “how could you cheat on your infertile wife?“. It’s recently been reported that after the questions started coming in the basketball star snapped. He did a little thing like assault, theft, and destruction of property.

It's illegal to attack for being followed or even being asked questions that may piss you off.
Tray

Tupelo, MS

#10311 Jul 19, 2013
Rapper 50 Cent hoped to spend his weekend in Copenhagen, Denmark peacefully. Too bad it didn’t happen that way.

While Danish paparazzi were waiting outside a hotel for 50 to come out, his bodyguard didn’t want them to take pictures of his boss.

After telling the photographers to leave and they didn’t, he decided to get violent and attacked them. He then broke into two of the photographers' cars after chasing them down the street, stole and broke their cameras, and attempted to beat them again.
Shortly after, the bodyguard was arrested for assault and theft. One of the attacked victims, Nikoloj Vraar, told the press Saturday:“I feared for my life. One of 50 Cent’s bodyguards came out and told us to leave. The next thing I knew, he grabs my throat and tried to strangle me. He cut off my airway, and I couldn’t breathe,” he added.“He took my camera and deleted photos.”

“The bodyguard was arrested,” said Vraar, who is editor-in-chief for MSN Star Lounge.

Shortly before the attack, the bodyguard said to the paparazzi,“Danish law doesn't apply to us here because we are Americans.”

I wonder if Trayvon told George "the law does not apply to me, because I'm a young black male".
Marauder

Anchorage, AK

#10363 Jul 22, 2013
menards wrote:
Immediate effects of the George Zimmerman verdict:
http://www.nj.com/passaic-county/index.ssf/20...
BS!...no relation at all...but typical spin.
OMG

United States

#10364 Jul 22, 2013
Was Trayvon in traing for the big leagues???

http://lakecountygov.info/whats-on-your-mind/...
Besara

Des Moines, IA

#10365 Jul 23, 2013
BREAKING NEWS

"George Zimmerman changed his name to Ben Ghazi so that the Obama Administration and mainstream media will never mention him again."
notatroll

Sunnyvale, CA

#10366 Jul 23, 2013
Bubbletoes wrote:
Perceived lax gun laws will not save the crime-watch guy in he end. When the facts are revealed, he may be charged.
I am all-for castle doctrine and stand your ground. However in this case, it appears the self-styled crimewatch guy was following his suspect (and asking him questions), which does not make a case for 'stand your ground'. In most places, in order to be a self defence shooting, the shooter should NOT be a participant in causing the difficulty. Following somebody could easily be construed by most as participating in the problem.
Town watch/community watch is supposed to be heavy on the WATCH part. I think this guy has got his ass in a sling...and probably deserves it.
Hard to watch some one walking without following, DUH!!
Hard to ask question after being jumped and punched in the nose, DUH!!
You ever hear of Chicago, strict gun laws working out real well, only 70 shot in a weekend
other places no restrictive gun laws, no death, how can that be

“O'er the land of the free ? ”

Since: Jan 09

Don't Tread On Me

#10367 Aug 2, 2013
menards wrote:
Immediate effects of the George Zimmerman verdict:
http://www.nj.com/passaic-county/index.ssf/20...
The Black man is dead and a jury found the non Black man innocent.

I imagine you prefer Black on Black murder.

It sure does take that ol' plantation argument out of it.
Tray

Nettleton, MS

#10368 Aug 4, 2013
NEW YORK – A rookie police officer shot and killed a 14-year-old boy on a street early Sunday after he refused to drop his gun and pointed it at them, authorities said.

Shaaliver Douse died of a single gunshot to his jaw after the confrontation in the Melrose section of the Bronx.

Two officers with the New York Police Department were on foot patrol when they heard gunfire at around 3 a.m. The officers responded to the scene and found the boy with a 9mm handgun firing shots at a fleeing man, authorities said.

The officers identified themselves as police and ordered him to drop his weapon, authorities said.

When he pointed his gun at them, one of the officers shot him, police said. Douse was pronounced dead at the scene.

The two officers had joined the department in January.

Douse had been in trouble with the law before.

He was charged in May with attempted murder after a 15-year-old boy was shot in a Bronx neighborhood where Douse lived. That shooting took place 2 miles from where Douse was later shot to death.

Douse was also charged with assault, criminal possession of a weapon and menacing in connection to the incident.

The prosecution of Douse was then deferred, said Steven Reed, a spokesman for the Bronx District Attorney's Office. The office had insufficient evidence to proceed, and the victim was unable to identify his shooter, he said.

The case was still open, Reed said.
Tray

Nettleton, MS

#10369 Aug 4, 2013
It is against the law to have an unregistered gun in New York. It is against the law for minors to have guns. It is against the law to fire a gun on the street in New York. Maybe if New York makes more anti gun laws? Never mind. Let's go scream that young boys are innocent little babies and should get away with their criminal actions.

“O'er the land of the free ? ”

Since: Jan 09

Don't Tread On Me

#10370 Aug 7, 2013
Tray wrote:
NEW YORK – A rookie police officer shot and killed a 14-year-old boy on a street early Sunday after he refused to drop his gun and pointed it at them, authorities said.
Shaaliver Douse died of a single gunshot to his jaw after the confrontation in the Melrose section of the Bronx.
Two officers with the New York Police Department were on foot patrol when they heard gunfire at around 3 a.m. The officers responded to the scene and found the boy with a 9mm handgun firing shots at a fleeing man, authorities said.
The officers identified themselves as police and ordered him to drop his weapon, authorities said.
When he pointed his gun at them, one of the officers shot him, police said. Douse was pronounced dead at the scene.
The two officers had joined the department in January.
Douse had been in trouble with the law before.
He was charged in May with attempted murder after a 15-year-old boy was shot in a Bronx neighborhood where Douse lived. That shooting took place 2 miles from where Douse was later shot to death.
Douse was also charged with assault, criminal possession of a weapon and menacing in connection to the incident.
The prosecution of Douse was then deferred, said Steven Reed, a spokesman for the Bronx District Attorney's Office. The office had insufficient evidence to proceed, and the victim was unable to identify his shooter, he said.
The case was still open, Reed said.
If only he had been buying skittles the black racist leaders would have called him innocent .

Black and can not afford a lawyer .

Buy a bag of skittles.
Tray

Tupelo, MS

#10371 Aug 7, 2013
Where Is My America wrote:
<quoted text>If only he had been buying skittles the black racist leaders would have called him innocent .
Black and can not afford a lawyer .
Buy a bag of skittles.
I may have to buy stock in Skittles. I could be rich soon.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#10373 Aug 21, 2013
Chris Lane is DEAD. Procreation is not a right, society should end those three boys.

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#10374 Sep 9, 2013
That didnt take long...Zimmerman back in Jail.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/09/us/george-zimme...

“Si vis pacem, para bellum !!”

Since: Dec 07

Southeast Virginia

#10376 Sep 9, 2013
menards wrote:
That didnt take long...Zimmerman back in Jail.
http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/09/us/george-zimme...
Damn, Menards. You can't help but to EMBELLISH things can you? He is in "investigative detention". In other words, the police are questioning him regarding the altercation with his wife. He is not "in jail".
Patriot

Mexico

#10377 Sep 9, 2013
Just investigative detention. He was protecting the public from ugly this time! Hahaha. If that hoggly woggly ho was divorcing me Id plead guilty of marrying her under the influence of semi controlled dangerous substances and take my beating hahaha! The 911 call reeks of vengefuck!

“Si vis pacem, para bellum !!”

Since: Dec 07

Southeast Virginia

#10378 Sep 10, 2013
And just as I expected. He was released with no charges, and the bitch lied on the 9-1-1 call when she said that he has his hand on his gun and was threatening all of them.

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#10379 Sep 10, 2013
Armed Veteran wrote:
<quoted text>
Damn, Menards. You can't help but to EMBELLISH things can you? He is in "investigative detention". In other words, the police are questioning him regarding the altercation with his wife. He is not "in jail".
Point is, its another brush with the law two months after narrowly escaping jail time. A man with a lengthy violent past. Its not the last time you'll here of GZ, Shellie might just be his next victim. Rumor has it she has a tell-all deal coming to her.
Beshara

Omaha, NE

#10380 Sep 10, 2013
Armed Veteran wrote:
<quoted text>
Damn, Menards. You can't help but to EMBELLISH things can you? He is in "investigative detention". In other words, the police are questioning him regarding the altercation with his wife. He is not "in jail".
That's just how menards rolls. He/she goes along with the "Let's Ruin Zimmerman's Life at Any Cost" cabal and spews lies, venom, and hate because they didn't get the verdict they wanted. You'll notice that membership in that club includes race-baiters, knuckle-dragging dolts, hyperbole-spewing jackasses, and liars.
Menards' membership in that group was a given.

“Si vis pacem, para bellum !!”

Since: Dec 07

Southeast Virginia

#10381 Sep 10, 2013
menards wrote:
<quoted text>
Point is, its another brush with the law two months after narrowly escaping jail time. A man with a lengthy violent past. Its not the last time you'll here of GZ, Shellie might just be his next victim. Rumor has it she has a tell-all deal coming to her.
Narrowly escaping jail time??? The prosecution didn't have any hard evidence to disprove self-defense (much to your chagrin I am sure). But don't let little things like FACTS get in your way.

And I completely agree that it won't be the last time you hear of him, because the media is going to hound him FOR YEARS. Shellie is just proving again what a lying bitch she is. And George needs to learn to lighten up on the gas pedal a little. But don't worry, the media will let you know every time he spits on the sidewalk.

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