Several Hundred Attend Richmond Rally...

Several Hundred Attend Richmond Rally for Martin

There are 96 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Jul 19, 2013, titled Several Hundred Attend Richmond Rally for Martin. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

Several hundred people attended a rally in Richmond to press for change in the wake of the "not guilty" verdict in the death of Trayvon Martin.

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posumcop

Herndon, VA

#43 Jul 22, 2013
huck wrote:
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There are some differences in this case. Mr. Scott was charged with murder immediately by the police. A grand jury reduced the charge to manslaughter.
In both cases an honest D.A. should not have prosecuted the case. We can waste public resources on these show trials but cannot bring a criminal case against the former head of Countrywide Financial.
http://market-ticker.org/akcs-www...
As you stated..."In both cases (Martin and Scott) an honest D.A. should not have prosecuted the case"......then why did you previously state in this thread that "the real crime here (referring to the Martin/Zimmerman case) is using a gun on an innocent person?" Can't have it both ways.
Kate

Southfield, MI

#44 Jul 22, 2013
This is not news. How about some real news reporters reporting true news and not some racial hype.
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#45 Jul 22, 2013
posumcop wrote:
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As you stated..."In both cases (Martin and Scott) an honest D.A. should not have prosecuted the case"......then why did you previously state in this thread that "the real crime here (referring to the Martin/Zimmerman case) is using a gun on an innocent person?" Can't have it both ways.
I just copied and pasted a quote (forgot the quotation marks, sorry) from a discussion on the website you referenced (see my link).
The first sentence stated the case was different because he "was charged with murder immediately by the police."
The outcome could have been much different had that been the case in Sanford.
Old timer

Bassett, VA

#46 Jul 22, 2013
Richard White wrote:
Zimmerman was attacked and he defended himself. There is no crime in following someone - Trayvon chose violence and he was the one who acted wrongly but we don't seem to see this in the headlines.
What about the poor black children being shot in Chicago by other blacks - they seem to look the other way when it is a problem with violence in the black community
It is a crime when someone is following you and it's called stalking. Mr. Martin was probably scared Mr. Zimmerman was going to mug him or something if Mr. Zimmerman was following him. Mr. Martin was defending him self as well did anyone ever think about that. I hope Mr. Zimmerman learns his lesson mind your own business and don't follow people. He (Mr. Zimmerman) should have gotten some jail time, It's just awful. And I'm a white man and It's just not right him defending himself is just an excuse.
The Dude

Orange, VA

#47 Jul 22, 2013
Eaglescout1984 wrote:
"people shouldn't be judged by their appearance or attire."
That's is where you are wrong, Ms. Lee. People should absolutely be judged by their attire.
If I was working at a convenience store and I see 2 men come in, a black guy wearing a suit & tie and a white guy wearing baggy jeans and a black hoodie pulled over his head, guess who I'm watching to make sure he doesn't shoplift or try to pull a gun on me?
There's an old saying, "clothes make the man" and it's so true. If you don't care how you're clothes look, then you clothes show that. If you take the time and attention to select a good looking outfit, then you're clothes will show that. If you picked out the most dark and ID concealing clothes to prepare for criminal activity, then your clothes will show that.
uniforms and walking papers? That's the society Jefferson dreamed of.
The Dude

Orange, VA

#48 Jul 22, 2013
Air Space wrote:
It was Martin who jumped and beat Zimmerman.... the evidence proved that and the jury found him not guilty! I think that is just great! Now at least the various parties who he stole the jewelry from will at least not have a repeat of Martin's desire to steal. For that matter, how about all the dope he was smoking and the weapons he had. The liberal *** press wont report that and our chicken **** president wont acknowledge the other facts either. This is another reason why I and Lord knows how many other Americans cannot understand why any group of citizens would vote for a fool for President and allow other fools to guide them. I wonder at what point these same citizens will see the mess that they got us into.
The evidence didn't prove anything, that is why he was found not guilty.
The Dude

Orange, VA

#49 Jul 22, 2013
not a libtard wrote:
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yeah that benghazi trial was long wasnt it? oops there wasnt a trial!!
what else would you expect from a zoo animal?(gnu)
One could easily compare the multiple congressional hearings to trials
Harvey Garciawicz

Palmyra, VA

#50 Jul 22, 2013
huck wrote:
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that's a laugh, and GZ didn't?
how do you know who grabbed/pushed/punched first?
where is GZ's DNA on Martin?
there was conflicting neighbor testimony as to who was on top
we do know that GZ followed Trayvon in the dark without calling out, initiating a conversation before approaching him face-to-face
without warning or identification of himself (resident, neighborhood watch, blah, blah, or of his purpose) before closing in, of course Martin would be defensive and fight if threatened
GZ 'life threatening' injuries required 2 tiny bandaids and a swelling nose which returned to normal in a few hours
the real crime here is using a gun on an innocent person
Did you even watch any of the trial? How do you discount an eyewitness account of Martin on top of GZ? Does two band-aids negate the fact of a wound?

You are a typical Al Sharpton, Obama worshiping drone. Fall in line with the rest of the sheep.
CENSOR THIS NBC29

Palmyra, VA

#51 Jul 22, 2013
not a libtard wrote:
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as usual hucky doesnt dissapoint is with his intelligence!!
I also noticed the great political analyst Hucky didn't mention the black attacking the white grandmother in Houston, the black guys beating to death a white Marine.

The fact is quite simple. Blacks will continue to fall in line with the race baiting as long as they have Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson making millions of dollars on race baiting. Sharpton, Jackson and the black community cry they want civil rights. The truth is that they don't. What they want is a protective status where they can not be held accountable or responsible for their bad decisions and bad behavior and where they can retain a permanent "victim" status.

Another fact is the black community was just looking for a reason to protest/riot/beat/loot and terrorize. This case is exactly what they wanted.
The Dude

Orange, VA

#53 Jul 22, 2013
CENSOR THIS NBC29 wrote:
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I also noticed the great political analyst Hucky didn't mention the black attacking the white grandmother in Houston, the black guys beating to death a white Marine.
The fact is quite simple. Blacks will continue to fall in line with the race baiting as long as they have Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson making millions of dollars on race baiting. Sharpton, Jackson and the black community cry they want civil rights. The truth is that they don't. What they want is a protective status where they can not be held accountable or responsible for their bad decisions and bad behavior and where they can retain a permanent "victim" status.
Another fact is the black community was just looking for a reason to protest/riot/beat/loot and terrorize. This case is exactly what they wanted.
All of which has nothing to do with this incident. It is interesting that the very same individuals that are stating that race is not an issue are making it racial.
sez you

Charlottesville, VA

#54 Jul 22, 2013
Eaglescout1984 wrote:
"people shouldn't be judged by their appearance or attire."
That's is where you are wrong, Ms. Lee. People should absolutely be judged by their attire.
If I was working at a convenience store and I see 2 men come in, a black guy wearing a suit & tie and a white guy wearing baggy jeans and a black hoodie pulled over his head, guess who I'm watching to make sure he doesn't shoplift or try to pull a gun on me?
There's an old saying, "clothes make the man" and it's so true. If you don't care how you're clothes look, then you clothes show that. If you take the time and attention to select a good looking outfit, then you're clothes will show that. If you picked out the most dark and ID concealing clothes to prepare for criminal activity, then your clothes will show that.
So all the suits on Wall ST and the banks that robbed us an put this country in a severe recession are OK guys cause the dress well? Never judge a book by its cover.
sez you

Charlottesville, VA

#55 Jul 22, 2013
Eaglescout1984 wrote:
"people shouldn't be judged by their appearance or attire."
That's is where you are wrong, Ms. Lee. People should absolutely be judged by their attire.
If I was working at a convenience store and I see 2 men come in, a black guy wearing a suit & tie and a white guy wearing baggy jeans and a black hoodie pulled over his head, guess who I'm watching to make sure he doesn't shoplift or try to pull a gun on me?
There's an old saying, "clothes make the man" and it's so true. If you don't care how you're clothes look, then you clothes show that. If you take the time and attention to select a good looking outfit, then you're clothes will show that. If you picked out the most dark and ID concealing clothes to prepare for criminal activity, then your clothes will show that.
The old saying was put forth by Samuel Clemens of Mark Twain fame. Another old fat white guy.
Gnu

Charlottesville, VA

#56 Jul 22, 2013
Old timer wrote:
<quoted text>
It is a crime when someone is following you and it's called stalking. Mr. Martin was probably scared Mr. Zimmerman was going to mug him or something if Mr. Zimmerman was following him. Mr. Martin was defending him self as well did anyone ever think about that. I hope Mr. Zimmerman learns his lesson mind your own business and don't follow people. He (Mr. Zimmerman) should have gotten some jail time, It's just awful. And I'm a white man and It's just not right him defending himself is just an excuse.
Kind of reminds me of the Harris Teeter / UVA girls with bottled water and the ABC agent on the hood of their car with a drawn weapon. Idiots with guns.
Gru

Charlottesville, VA

#57 Jul 22, 2013
When is the rally for the 13-month-old infant that was shot in the face?!

“Keeping life realistic”

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#58 Jul 22, 2013
so.....will 29 be airing the article about Zimmerman coming to the aid of the guy in the overturned truck last week? They're a little bit behind I think

http://abcnews.go.com/US/george-zimmerman-eme...

“Keeping life realistic”

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#59 Jul 22, 2013
Zimmerman: There is an overturned truck on the highway and the driver is stuck inside.
911 Operator: Are you pulling him out?
Zimmerman: Yes.
911 Operator: OK, we don't need you to do that.
hondacivic

Staunton, VA

#60 Jul 22, 2013
Gru wrote:
When is the rally for the 13-month-old infant that was shot in the face?!
If you would like a rally, organize one.
The Dude

Orange, VA

#61 Jul 22, 2013
Gru wrote:
When is the rally for the 13-month-old infant that was shot in the face?!
I agree that you should organize one. I'm sure even the Martin rally attendees would appreciate an "end gun violence" rally.
former frat brat

Bethesda, MD

#62 Jul 22, 2013
If President Obama wants to make an issue of a black youth killed over a box of Skittles he doesn’t need to go to Florida, he needs to look to his home town of Chicago (or Baltimore, Detroit or DC) where black youth are being killed on a daily basis for way less than that. If Eric Holder is in search of a racist to prosecute and is need of someone who has no qualms about showing his disdain for other races he need look no further than the mirror. It is unconsiable that these two have used the power of the Presidency and Justice Department to put a bullseye on a man who has been proven “not guilty” in a court of law. It is also unconscionable for the US government to deny Mr Zimmermans second amendment right by refusing to return his gun while they place him in harms way with their race baiting rhetoric.
Why is it so hard to believe that Trayvon Martin had had enough of being shadowed in his life and decided to implement some street justice? His friend who testified at the trial said exactly that on Anderson Coopers show. Why is the President willing to give a pass to the black community for not following the rule of law and expecting Trayvon to call 911 if he felt he was in danger? I am sure that is exactly what his own daughters would have done rather than confront a stranger directly.
Barack Obama eloquently explained the feelings he had as a young black male listening to people lock their cars or women in elevators clutching their purse. He reflected on how disheartening that was. Well did he consider how disheartening it is for a person ,black or white to have to live with the fear of young black men who while they are less than 1% of the population commit over 20% of the crimes in this country? Do not blame people for being wary when the evidence and odds are not pretty.
If The President and Attorney General want to make a difference they need to refocus their efforts to black on black crime and say “no more” They need to convince black America that the Justice Department will DO THEIR JOB and make sure they system works for black America when they call 911. They know very well that black America teaches their young not to trust the Police and the Justice system and that view needs to change. These two need to use their powers to make sure that blacks receive fair and proper treatment when they utilize the system for their own protection. If they could give those assurances then perhaps future Trayvons could have the Justice system as their friend and Protector instead of their sworn enemy.
Attacking George Zimmerman does nothing but stoke racial divisions. If they actually cared about saving human lives then they need to put as much effort into black on black crime as they do into race baiting. Perhaps he could start by backing off on the immigration bill which will allow criminals from other countries to legally take civil service jobs traditionally dominated by the black community. Perhaps he could refocus his efforts and create jobs programs cleaning up the cities, boarding up or demolishing abandoned homes. Perhaps he could use some the money he spends on vacations to sponsor trade schools with subsidized tuitions for anyone in disadvantaged neighborhoods that gets a High School Diploma.
Despite his assurances to the contrary President Obama has not shown any interest in the black community other than using rhetoric to gain votes.
This President is moving race relations backwards not forwards.
The Dude

Orange, VA

#63 Jul 22, 2013
former frat brat wrote:
If President Obama wants to make an issue of a black youth killed over a box of Skittles he doesn’t need to go to Florida, he needs to look to his home town of Chicago (or Baltimore, Detroit or DC) where black youth are being killed on a daily basis for way less than that. If Eric Holder is in search of a racist to prosecute and is need of someone who has no qualms about showing his disdain for other races he need look no further than the mirror. It is unconsiable that these two have used the power of the Presidency and Justice Department to put a bullseye on a man who has been proven “not guilty” in a court of law. It is also unconscionable for the US government to deny Mr Zimmermans second amendment right by refusing to return his gun while they place him in harms way with their race baiting rhetoric.
Why is it so hard to believe that Trayvon Martin had had enough of being shadowed in his life and decided to implement some street justice? His friend who testified at the trial said exactly that on Anderson Coopers show. Why is the President willing to give a pass to the black community for not following the rule of law and expecting Trayvon to call 911 if he felt he was in danger? I am sure that is exactly what his own daughters would have done rather than confront a stranger directly.
Barack Obama eloquently explained the feelings he had as a young black male listening to people lock their cars or women in elevators clutching their purse. He reflected on how disheartening that was. Well did he consider how disheartening it is for a person ,black or white to have to live with the fear of young black men who while they are less than 1% of the population commit over 20% of the crimes in this country? Do not blame people for being wary when the evidence and odds are not pretty.
If The President and Attorney General want to make a difference they need to refocus their efforts to black on black crime and say “no more” They need to convince black America that the Justice Department will DO THEIR JOB and make sure they system works for black America when they call 911. They know very well that black America teaches their young not to trust the Police and the Justice system and that view needs to change. These two need to use their powers to make sure that blacks receive fair and proper treatment when they utilize the system for their own protection. If they could give those assurances then perhaps future Trayvons could have the Justice system as their friend and Protector instead of their sworn enemy.
Attacking George Zimmerman does nothing but stoke racial divisions. If they actually cared about saving human lives then they need to put as much effort into black on black crime as they do into race baiting. Perhaps he could start by backing off on the immigration bill which will allow criminals from other countries to legally take civil service jobs traditionally dominated by the black community. Perhaps he could refocus his efforts and create jobs programs cleaning up the cities, boarding up or demolishing abandoned homes. Perhaps he could use some the money he spends on vacations to sponsor trade schools with subsidized tuitions for anyone in disadvantaged neighborhoods that gets a High School Diploma.
Despite his assurances to the contrary President Obama has not shown any interest in the black community other than using rhetoric to gain votes.
This President is moving race relations backwards not forwards.
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