Trayvon Martin Shooting Death Sparks Outrage on Social Media

Mar 22, 2012 Full story: Wall Street Journal 66,342

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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xxxrayted

Cleveland, OH

#49987 Jan 26, 2013
reasons wrote:
<quoted text> well he seemed to not know the difference between skipping and running, and also had went from describing the number of punches from SEVERAL to DOZENS.
yes i do believe with 95% certainty that he said the word coon and obviously that would prove that he lied
Enhanced audio of George Zimmerman 911 call casts doubt about use of racial slur
Published April 06, 2012

Contrary to previous reports, George Zimmerman did not utter a racial slur during a 911 call he made while tailing Trayvon Martin in the moments before he shot and killed Martin, according to a new analysis of the recording.

That’s the latest take from one of the news organizations, CNN, that earlier had reported -- it seems, erroneously -- that Zimmerman had uttered the phrase “f---ing coon” in his 911 call.
“It doesn’t sound like a slur anymore,” CNN features reporter Gary Tuckman said to host Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday.“It sounds like – and we wanted to leave it up to the viewer – but it sounds like we’re hearing the swear word at first and the word ‘cold.’”

The CNN reversal came after the quality of the audio recording was improved and analyzed by a second independent expert, who determined Zimmerman had been talking about the unusually cold Florida weather the night of the shooting.

Blitzer had previously reported on the 911 recording with a different expert and indicated at the time that Zimmerman had used the racial epithet, bolstering the argument race was a factor in the shooting of the unarmed 17-year-old, who was black. Zimmerman has white and Hispanic ancestry.
In Wednesday’s report, Blitzer cut to the original segment, in which the word in question was isolated and played repeatedly.“That sounds even more like the word ['coon' or 'coons'] than using it with the F-word before that,” the anchor exclaimed during the original report.

Wednesday’s segment then shifted back to Blitzer, Tuckman and the new audio expert, Brian Stone, who all agreed what they had previously thought was a racial slur was actually the word “cold.”
“It seemed pretty clear then,” Blitzer said.

CNN aired a third report on Thursday claiming that Zimmerman told his attorneys that he said,“f---ing punks.”

The network then had a third forensic audio expert, Tom Owen, analyze the tape and he agreed that Zimmerman uttered “punks."

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/04/06/enhanced...
xxxrayted

Cleveland, OH

#49988 Jan 26, 2013
reasons wrote:
<quoted text>i would be glad to go through zimmermans criminal past,, only on the condition that you are willing to go through trayvon martins LIFESTYLE leading up to his death.
key word is lifestyle .. why are you ignoring that..
im aware that there was no criminal record documented.
but i am aware of his ignorant twitter account rants,facebook pictures, burglary tool, womens jewelry,empty bag of marijuana, trace amounts of THC in the toxicology report,suspensions from school, graffiti, and of course the criminal act on mr.zimmerman which ultimately ended trayvons life ,, therefore concluding martins arrogant LIFESTYLE
Defense recently got a copy of Martin's school records by the order of the court. Obviously, they think they have something in those records otherwise they would not be so open about obtaining them.
xxxrayted

Cleveland, OH

#49989 Jan 26, 2013
Be Truthful Be Free wrote:
<quoted text>
The Special Prosecutor concluded that Trayvon was not involved in unlawful activity at the time of the murder.
The Special Prosecutor also concluded that Thug Zimmerman murdered Trayvon. I agree with her on both counts.
If you want to go through Thug Zimmerman's criminal past, I will happily assist you.
Let me know.
We've already been through his past, most of it nothing more than unproven allegations or lies.

If assault and battery is not considered a crime by the prosecution, then what does that tell you about the prosecutor? It's obviously somebody that knows little about the law.

“as you would have others...”

Since: Mar 09

United States

#49990 Jan 26, 2013
Who are the independent expert audio analysts? I know who the two are that did the work for the Sentinel. And their conclusions (It wasn't Zimmerman). I also know of the FBI analyst that said they couldn't tell. But I haven't heard of any audio analysis expert saying it was Zimmerman heard in the background.
The fact that Martin's dad didn't immediately recognize his son's voice only makes his account that much more credible.#1-He was in shock, and in denial and #2-He listened to the tape before it was 'cleaned up'.
There are also at least two witnesses at the scene that say it was Martin screaming for help. One of SPD's finest even corrected the retired teacher who said so in her statement.
xxxrayted

Cleveland, OH

#49991 Jan 26, 2013
Be Truthful Be Free wrote:
<quoted text>
We'll go by the Medical Examiner's autopsy report on Trayvon.
That is a very accurate description of him, just 13 hours after his death.
His family's estimates are what they believed him to be. Nothing wrong with that. Yes, family members can guess or estimate wrong about a family member's height and weight. Happens all the time.
The Medical Examiner's report on Trayvon's height and weight isn't based on guesses or estimates. It is based on empirical evidence. It is based on reality.
The Medical Examiner says Trayvon was 5'11" inches in height and 158 pounds in weight.
http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2012/images/05/1...
Only a Fool will continue to argue with Truth and Facts. ONLY a Fool.
According to Merriam-Webster...
(Pay close attention to the first three definitions, as the fourth one is quite a doozy and will throw your so-called mind in a tailspin).
EMPIRICAL:
Adjective
1: originating in or based on observation or experience (empirical data)
2: relying on experience or observation alone often without due regard for system and theory (an empirical basis for the theory)
3: capable of being verified or disproved by observation or experiment (empirical laws)
4: of or relating to empiricism
Obviously you didn't go to the link now did you? The Wiki report stated just what you wrote, Martin was between 5'11" to 6' tall.

“as you would have others...”

Since: Mar 09

United States

#49992 Jan 26, 2013
I forgot to mention that 'possible witnesses for the prosecution' could simply mean their techniques will have to pass the Frye test before they could be used in court.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#49993 Jan 26, 2013
Here Is One wrote:
<quoted text>
Ash tray should be.
Cross burning later tonight, bigot?

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#49994 Jan 26, 2013
Here Is One wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes when morons/liberal have no facts they revert to childish schoolyard rants.......
Gosh, and you bigots don't have to wait, never have starting with any facts at all.

“Facts”

Since: May 08

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

#49995 Jan 26, 2013
do unto others wrote:
Who are the independent expert audio analysts? I know who the two are that did the work for the Sentinel. And their conclusions (It wasn't Zimmerman). I also know of the FBI analyst that said they couldn't tell. But I haven't heard of any audio analysis expert saying it was Zimmerman heard in the background.
The fact that Martin's dad didn't immediately recognize his son's voice only makes his account that much more credible.#1-He was in shock, and in denial and #2-He listened to the tape before it was 'cleaned up'.
There are also at least two witnesses at the scene that say it was Martin screaming for help. One of SPD's finest even corrected the retired teacher who said so in her statement.
The grass stains prove beyond a shadow of doubt that Zim was on his back and the lack of grass stains proves the dead punk was never on his back......

The beating on Zimz face proves that the dead punk was hitting him.......

And there is no law that says dont shoot black punks that are beating you.....

“Facts”

Since: May 08

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

#49996 Jan 26, 2013
xxxrayted wrote:
<quoted text>
Obviously you didn't go to the link now did you? The Wiki report stated just what you wrote, Martin was between 5'11" to 6' tall.
As rigor mortice sets in a body is usually measured shorter than the person was when alive.....

“Facts”

Since: May 08

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

#49997 Jan 26, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Cross burning later tonight, bigot?
We always have a bon fire on the weekend this time of year........

Let me see if my 6 year old could nail some boards together for you.....

“Facts”

Since: May 08

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

#49998 Jan 26, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Gosh, and you bigots don't have to wait, never have starting with any facts at all.
Still waiting for you to post some evidence that Zim broke any law..........

Zim walks and you burn down your hood.....

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#49999 Jan 26, 2013
xxxrayted wrote:
<quoted text>
Defense recently got a copy of Martin's school records by the order of the court. Obviously, they think they have something in those records otherwise they would not be so open about obtaining them.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAH!

So just how do you think a lawyer can go in and get a copy of a minor's school records without going through a court.... YOU VERY STUPID m/f c/s lying mo-ron?

HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAH!

I wonder how hard it will be for the state of Florida to introduce pedophile thug Zimmerman's arrest record?

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#50000 Jan 26, 2013
Here Is One wrote:
<quoted text>
The grass stains prove beyond a shadow of doubt that Zim was on his back
grass stains prove not a f*king thing.

Putting aside the video doesn't show any grass stains.

And of course we all know about the photoshopped "blood" stains from the two scratches he had on the back of his head.

Maybe the pedophile's lawyers can get the same artist to work on those grass stains?

What we all know about grass stains is: you don't get them when you stay from asphalt where this pedophile thug was told to stay.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#50001 Jan 26, 2013
Here Is One wrote:
<quoted text>
Still waiting for you to post some evidence that Zim broke any .
Still waiting for you to discover you can't shoot people in Florida just because they are black.

Anymore.

Hence: pedophile under arrest.

“Facts”

Since: May 08

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

#50002 Jan 26, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAH!
So just how do you think a lawyer can go in and get a copy of a minor's school records without going through a court.... YOU VERY STUPID m/f c/s lying mo-ron?
HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAH!
I wonder how hard it will be for the state of Florida to introduce pedophile thug Zimmerman's arrest record?
A night judge can sign the order.........ROTFLMAO

Hundreds of ways to get school records unless the person has something to hide like oslama and locks them down....

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#50003 Jan 26, 2013
Here Is One wrote:
Zim walks and you burn down your hood.....
The pedophile looks good in orange.
reasons

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#50004 Jan 26, 2013
xxxrayted wrote:
<quoted text>
Enhanced audio of George Zimmerman 911 call casts doubt about use of racial slur
Published April 06, 2012
Contrary to previous reports, George Zimmerman did not utter a racial slur during a 911 call he made while tailing Trayvon Martin in the moments before he shot and killed Martin, according to a new analysis of the recording.
That’s the latest take from one of the news organizations, CNN, that earlier had reported -- it seems, erroneously -- that Zimmerman had uttered the phrase “f---ing coon” in his 911 call.
“It doesn’t sound like a slur anymore,” CNN features reporter Gary Tuckman said to host Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday.“It sounds like – and we wanted to leave it up to the viewer – but it sounds like we’re hearing the swear word at first and the word ‘cold.’”
The CNN reversal came after the quality of the audio recording was improved and analyzed by a second independent expert, who determined Zimmerman had been talking about the unusually cold Florida weather the night of the shooting.
Blitzer had previously reported on the 911 recording with a different expert and indicated at the time that Zimmerman had used the racial epithet, bolstering the argument race was a factor in the shooting of the unarmed 17-year-old, who was black. Zimmerman has white and Hispanic ancestry.
In Wednesday’s report, Blitzer cut to the original segment, in which the word in question was isolated and played repeatedly.“That sounds even more like the word ['coon' or 'coons'] than using it with the F-word before that,” the anchor exclaimed during the original report.
Wednesday’s segment then shifted back to Blitzer, Tuckman and the new audio expert, Brian Stone, who all agreed what they had previously thought was a racial slur was actually the word “cold.”
“It seemed pretty clear then,” Blitzer said.
CNN aired a third report on Thursday claiming that Zimmerman told his attorneys that he said,“f---ing punks.”
The network then had a third forensic audio expert, Tom Owen, analyze the tape and he agreed that Zimmerman uttered “punks."
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/04/06/enhanced...
thanks for the link

“as you would have others...”

Since: Mar 09

United States

#50005 Jan 26, 2013
HIO, putting aside the fact that you just changed the subject we were on-voice expert analysis...grass stains, and a beaten face do not prove Zimmerman acted in self defense.
John AKA witness #6, saw the two of them seconds before the fatal shot, and he did not see Martin beating Zimmerman. He did see Martin on top of Zimmerman, but says he could have just been holding him down.
Considering Zimmerman's frame of mind right before the confrontation (telling the dispatcher these a**holes always get away, calling Martin a f'ing punk) and Martin's frame of mind (telling the girl on the phone he was being followed and running away), the more likely scenerio is that Zimmerman tried to restrain Martin (what the ear-witness described as sounding like a push when his earpiece fell out, could very well have been from Zimmerman grabbing Martin's arm), and Martin defended himself.

“as you would have others...”

Since: Mar 09

United States

#50006 Jan 26, 2013
And there is no law that says you can't punch some unidentified creepy guy that has been following, and then grabs you.

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