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Trayvon Martin Shooting Death Sparks Outrage on Social Media

There are 66307 comments on the Wall Street Journal story from Mar 22, 2012, titled Trayvon Martin Shooting Death Sparks Outrage on Social Media. In it, Wall Street Journal reports that:

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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“JUSTICE DENIED, AGAIN!!!”

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#50375 Jan 29, 2013
do unto others wrote:
What does make sense, is that Zimmerman, being frustrated by the cops lack of ability to catch these guys, followed Martin. As Zimmerman told dispatch they usually get away by running out the back gate, Martin was also running away (from someone following him) in the direction of the back gate (also toward his dad's gf's house).
Knowing the suspicious person would likely be home free if he made it to the back gate, Zimmerman decided to detain him until police arrived.
Why are you following me/do you have a problem? What are you doing around here/no I don't have a problem? However the Q&A went, I believe Zimmerman grabbed Martin, in an attempt to keep him there.
When Zimmerman says he reached for his cell phone to call police,(who were already on their way and were supposed to call him,) I believe he reached for his gun.
With no identification on Zimmerman's part, I believe Martin thought this stranger that just followed and stopped him was going to shoot him no matter what. Since nobody can outrun a bullet, not even this athletic football player, he did the only thing he could. Blind him with a punch to the nose, get on top of him so he can't get to his gun (if he didn't already have it out), and scream for help.
I don't agree with your theory as to the cause of Zimmerthugman's actions. Zimmerthugman had called 911 and cops were on the way. He was told not to follow Trayvon. NW rules state to never approach a suspect. Police tell them at every NW meeting to NEVER approach a suspect. All NW is supposed to do is call 911 and report any suspicious person.

Zimmerthugman should have stayed in his vehicle. He didn't, his Napoleon complex was too great.

The rest of your theory is very likely what happened. Zimmerthugman didn't identify himself to Trayvon.

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#50376 Jan 29, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Still a proven liar my little eunuch!
But you cant post it like this lie of yours..........LOL
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On post # 46912 here http://www.topix.com/forum/us/politics/TKPEED...
The moron yea claimed that the burden of proof falls on the defense even after I had posed a link from a legal law lib ray showing what everyone else knows that the burden of proof falls on the prosecution……

Here Is One wrote:

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Please post a link that shows that???
Would you like the link again that proves you wrong???
Burden of proof is on the prosecution
http://nationalparalegal.edu/conlawcrimproc_p...

Yea wrote.
lol! Nope. Don't need to son.

That's the defense's job. Even a dumb person would know that!

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#50377 Jan 29, 2013
Be Truthful Be Free wrote:
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There is a law against murder.
To bad, for you, that there's no law against stupidity.
Shooting someone that is beating you is not murder..........ROTFLMAO

Please show us a law that says if you are on the ground and someone is beating you you cant shoot them..........LOL

Waiting..........

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#50378 Jan 29, 2013
xxxrayted wrote:
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Absolutely. Nobody on the left questions why so-called Republican Colon Powell threw his supposed friend under the bus to support DumBama. Nor do they question why Oprah supported him so soundly when she really never took strong political positions before. Now do they question how DumBama got 95% of the black vote against Hillary Clinton when he had little experience and she had 8 years in the White House and 8 years in the Senate.
Nah, these people aren't racist. It's just dumb luck.
You don't know what a racist is. Look in the mirror.

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#50379 Jan 29, 2013
Here Is One wrote:
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But you cant post it like this lie of yours..........LOL
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On post # 46912 here http://www.topix.com/forum/us/politics/TKPEED...
The moron yea claimed that the burden of proof falls on the defense even after I had posed a link from a legal law lib ray showing what everyone else knows that the burden of proof falls on the prosecution……
Here Is One wrote:
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Please post a link that shows that???
Would you like the link again that proves you wrong???
Burden of proof is on the prosecution
http://nationalparalegal.edu/conlawcrimproc_p...
Yea wrote.
lol! Nope. Don't need to son.
That's the defense's job. Even a dumb person would know that!
Gawd, don't you ever get tired of copying and pasting?

Do you ever have an original thought?

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#50380 Jan 29, 2013
xxxrayted wrote:
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I guess we can agree there. It is the defense stalling to get the proper evidence they need.
Yes, they keep postponing the trial. Evidence is not always easy to get. It's a lot of red-tape and a lot of work.
There really is no second trial. They have one shot, and that's it. Sure, either side will file an appeal no matter what the result, but appeals seldom lead to another trial.
Yet you claim there is no case against Zimmerthugman. Ha.

No, either side won't appeal. The state can't appeal an acquittal.

Zimmerthugman will be the one filing an appeal after his conviction, which O'Mara feels almost certain will happen.

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#50381 Jan 29, 2013
zazz wrote:
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Gawd, don't you ever get tired of copying and pasting?
Do you ever have an original thought?
Not when it comes to proving moron/liberals wrong..........LOL

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#50382 Jan 29, 2013
zazz wrote:
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Yet you claim there is no case against Zimmerthugman. Ha.
No, either side won't appeal. The state can't appeal an acquittal.
Zimmerthugman will be the one filing an appeal after his conviction, which O'Mara feels almost certain will happen.
So why cant anyone show what law Zim broke and what evidence proves it??????

Since: Apr 12

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#50383 Jan 29, 2013
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>Don't need to, I don't trust the MSM, you don't trust Fox, we're at an impasse.
You DAMN right I don't trust Faux-News.

And I understand you do not trust the mainstream media. But don't you think SOMEWHERE in the vastness of the mainstream media that there would be SOME mention of that?

There are many reports that Faux-News reports that is also in the mainstream media, in some variant.

Try again and let me know what you come up with.

Since: Apr 12

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#50384 Jan 29, 2013
Truth wrote:
<quoted text>Read the stalking law and you will see it does not apply. Listen to the tapes, read police reports, autopsy reports, witness statements. All reports indicate that the person assaulted was Zimmerman. Reports also back up Zimmermans statement. Pure case of self defense no matter what the color. Zimmerman will soon be cleared of all charges. Justice will be served a second time.
I thought you were dead and buried.

The REAL TRUTH is on to you.

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#50385 Jan 29, 2013
Be Truthful Be Free wrote:
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You're exposing your ignorance of the legal system.
ROFLMAO. Well said.

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#50386 Jan 29, 2013
do unto others wrote:
How about these facts.
Real fact #1- Martin had one scratch to his left ring finger below the knuckle. No bloody and bruised knuckles, none of Zimmerman's DNA on his hands at all.
Real fact #2- There is no proof that Martin 'attacked' Zimmerman.
Real fact #3- That witness has changed his account of what he saw and heard. After being questioned by the non-f'up state investigators, he says he never really saw Martin hitting Zimmerman, he could have just been holding him down. And he couldn't say for sure who was calling for help, because it was too dark to see their mouths.
Real fact #4- Backs up witness statement that Martin could have just been holding him down.
Real fact #5- Zimmerman suffered minor injuries, the same opinion held by Serino that did not believe Zimmerman's injuries were consistant with the story he told of what had happened.
You are the one making assumptions.
Bump.

Since: Apr 12

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#50387 Jan 29, 2013
CONGRATULATIONS...

Cecil E. Smith, on your appointment as Sanford's new Chief of Police.

I hope one of your first acts is to clean house in that corrupt and immoral department. Put employees on notice that crimes and immoral acts against citizens will NOT be tolerated..

Put them on notice that ALL citizens are to be afforded due process of the law.

Put them on notice that it is a privilege, not a right, to hold office as a police officer. Officers are servants of the public.

Let them know that you and the city will give them the tools to do their jobs and back them up in the job they do, as long as they act within the law.

Those actions alone, and following through with them, will bring about a level of Trust within the community toward the police department that is worthy of Sanford.

Again, Congratulations.

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#50388 Jan 29, 2013
do unto others wrote:
As for why didn't Martin just go on to the dad's gf's house? In spite of his size, he had just turned 17. He was still a child, becoming a man. At that age, boys still get scared, but that macho crap steps in and they think they're invincible.(Which is why auto insurance is crazy until age 25.)
He was scared, but he wouldn't run, he'd walk fast. That didn't work to get rid of the guy following him, so he did run. After running to the other side of the houses, since Zimmerman says he lost sight of him, it also makes sense that Martin lost sight of Zimmerman. As he had done nothing wrong, for someone to be harrassing him, he likely figured, the guy following him, gave up. So there was no need to keep running. He was talking to his gf, and likely wanted to finish the call before he arrived back at the house with a noisy kid and basketball game.
Very good posts. The whole series.

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#50391 Jan 29, 2013
Truth wrote:
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Read the stalking law and you will see it does not apply. Listen to the tapes, read police reports, autopsy reports, witness statements. All reports indicate that the person assaulted was Zimmerman. Reports also back up Zimmermans statement. Pure case of self defense no matter what the color. Zimmerman will soon be cleared of all charges. Justice will be served a second time.
Zimmerthugman is not charged with stalking.

He is charged with murder, murder of an unarmed child.

If it is as clear cut as you say, why does the defense team keep postponing it, for well over a year?

“as you would have others...”

Since: Mar 09

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#50392 Jan 29, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Zimmerman was a self appointed watch captain bordering on vigilantism.
One thing he shouldn't have done was escalate the situation. And he did that on his own.
Oh, absolutely. I'm just trying to see both sides. I can understand how Zimmerman would want to do it all on his own and be the hero the cops couldn't be.
He just picked the wrong kid, an innocent kid, to take his frustrations out on. If Martin had been a true thug, punk, criminal, whatever, Zimmerman would have been the one in the morgue unless he was was already brandishing.

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#50393 Jan 29, 2013
do unto others wrote:
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Oh, absolutely. I'm just trying to see both sides. I can understand how Zimmerman would want to do it all on his own and be the hero the cops couldn't be.
He just picked the wrong kid, an innocent kid, to take his frustrations out on. If Martin had been a true thug, punk, criminal, whatever, Zimmerman would have been the one in the morgue unless he was was already brandishing.
Are you saying that this little boy could have killed big bad Zim with his bare hands????

Kind of blows the theory that he was a poor little child..........LOL

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#50394 Jan 29, 2013
Here Is One wrote:
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Not when it comes to proving moron/liberals wrong..........LOL
You have never proven anything. You can't even prove you have sense enough to wipe your own ass.

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#50395 Jan 29, 2013
zazz wrote:
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I don't agree with your theory as to the cause of Zimmerthugman's actions. Zimmerthugman had called 911 and cops were on the way. He was told not to follow Trayvon. NW rules state to never approach a suspect. Police tell them at every NW meeting to NEVER approach a suspect. All NW is supposed to do is call 911 and report any suspicious person.
Zimmerthugman should have stayed in his vehicle. He didn't, his Napoleon complex was too great.
The rest of your theory is very likely what happened. Zimmerthugman didn't identify himself to Trayvon.
Just trying to stay on middle ground for those that think Zimmerman should get a medal.
There's no doubt in my mind that Zimmerman wanted to be a hero. If Martin lived to tell about the confrontation (perhaps Zimmerman brandishing his weapon), Zimmerman knew he would be going to jail.
Is that what you were talking about?

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#50396 Jan 29, 2013
zazz wrote:
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You have never proven anything. You can't even prove you have sense enough to wipe your own ass.
Really troll..........LOL

I have proven that none of you can post any facts or evidence that shows Zim broke any law when he shot the 215 suspect..........ROTFLMAO

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