Trayvon Martin Shooting Death Sparks Outrage on Social Media

Mar 22, 2012 Full story: Wall Street Journal 66,347

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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No Exuses

Grove City, OH

#51112 Feb 4, 2013
Time is up !!!! These poor babies were younger than Treyvon. How could this Coach murder these babies. Sharpton and Jackson should be all over this. I'm sure they had skittles in their pockets. That Coach is a baby killer.

Sixteen-year-old Michael Scott was killed. His body was found in the median of Lafayette Boulevard .

Scott's 15-year-old alleged accomplice in the attempted robbery is listed in serious condition at a local hospital.

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#51113 Feb 4, 2013
zazz wrote:
No fool, I'm not saying that.
He's a troll.

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#51114 Feb 4, 2013
No Exuses wrote:
Anyone care to guess the ages
Are you going post on topic under this alias?

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#51115 Feb 4, 2013
No Exuses wrote:
Time is up !!!!
Almost if no one cared!

PS: The pedophile zimmerman who killed this teenager was 28 years old.

I know: like the rapist, you want to blame the victim.

“Facts”

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

#51116 Feb 4, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
He's a troll.
You are a black sheeple..........Baaaaaaaaaa

“JUSTICE DENIED, AGAIN!!!”

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#51117 Feb 4, 2013
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(CNN)-- A former Navy SEAL known for claiming a record number of sniper killings in Iraq was one of two men shot dead at a Texas gun range, allegedly at the hands of a fellow military veteran, officials say.

Chris Kyle, the author of the best-selling "American Sniper," and Chad Littlefield, also a veteran, were gunned down Saturday afternoon on the grounds of the expansive Rough Creek Lodge and Resort in Glen Rose, Texas, southwest of Fort Worth, law enforcement officials said.

About four hours afterward, and 90 miles from where those two men's bodies were found by a hunting guide, authorities arrested suspect Eddie Ray Routh, 25, on a capital murder warrant.

Routh's family members could not be reached immediately for comment Sunday. No attorney has made a public statement on his behalf.

Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant said Sunday that he believes the suspect is in the process of seeking a court-appointed attorney.

While Routh's sister said he had admitted shooting Kyle and Littlefield, he didn't explain to her why he did it, Bryant said. Routh isn't believed to have confessed to local authorities about killing the two men. The motive for the killings is unclear.

"I don't know that we'll ever know," Erath County Sheriff's Capt. Jason Upshaw said Sunday. "(Routh) is the only one that knows that."

The Rough Creek Lodge is a large facility that draws couples getting married, business people using its conference center and families looking for a getaway. Hunting and shooting sports are some of the many recreational options available on its grounds.

Kyle, Littlefield and Routh were three such visitors, arriving together around 3:15 p.m.(4:15 p.m. ET) Saturday and proceeding to a shooting range within the resort's 11,000 acres, Bryant told reporters Sunday. The range is in a "very remote part" of the sprawling complex, Upshaw explained.

"So there wasn't anybody anywhere close to that," he said, explaining there are no known witnesses.

The first sign something was wrong came when a hunting guide tied to the facility found 38-year-old Kyle and 35-year-old Littlefield -- both unconscious -- around 5 p.m., Bryant said.

He went to the lodge and called 911. Law enforcement officers followed up and found the bodies but no sign of Routh. He had taken off in Kyle's black Ford pickup, the Erath County sheriff said.

Around the time an all-points bulletin went out for that truck, authorities got a call from Routh's sister, who reported that her brother had driven about 65 miles to her home in Midlothian, Texas, and admitted to shooting Kyle and Littlefield.

Routh left his sister's house, and police eventually caught up with him -- and the truck -- shortly before 8 p.m. at his home in Lancaster, a Dallas suburb some 90 miles northeast of the shooting scene. While talking with authorities outside, he'd somehow gotten back in the truck and sped away.

Authorities chased him and finally stopped him, around 9 p.m., after spiking his tires some four to six miles down the road, according to Bryant.

Routh did not struggle with officers as they were arresting him, Bryant said. On Sunday morning, he was arraigned on murder charges and ordered held on $3 million bond.

After that, Routh sat in a jail cell "all by himself," separated from the rest of the inmate population and watched closely by guards, according to Bryant.

“JUSTICE DENIED, AGAIN!!!”

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#51118 Feb 4, 2013
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So who is Eddie Ray Routh?

The sheriff said that Routh spent four years in the Marines. He is believed to have left the service in 2010, according to a U.S. military official who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation. The official did not have information on where Routh served or whether he took part in combat.

Public records show Routh previously lived at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, though his latest address was in Lancaster, Texas.

At the time of shooting, he was unemployed. Bryant said that Routh's mother, a longtime schoolteacher, "may have reached out to Mr. Kyle to try and help her son."

'He led by example,' Kyle's friend says

Kyle learned to shoot on hunting trips with his father, then went on to serve four combat tours in Iraq with the SEALs, though his official biography notes he also worked with Army and Marine units. He received two Silver Stars and other commendations before leaving the Navy in 2009 -- claiming that, in his years as a sniper, he'd killed more than 150 people, which he called a record for an American.

In the interview with Time magazine (like CNN, a part of Time Warner), Kyle said he did not regret any of his kills. He also said he was "comfortable" with the possibility that that part of his life might be over.

He added, "I'm a better husband and father than I was a killer."

After having worked under the radar for so many years, he became a celebrity with the 2012 release of his book, which became a New York Times best-seller.

Defending his decision to divulge so much detail despite the secretive nature of the SEAL world, Kyle told Time that he was "not trying to glory myself."

"I didn't want to put the number of kills I had in there," he said. "I wanted to get it out about the sacrifices military families have to make."

He said that while killing did not come easy at first, he knew it meant saving lives.

"The first time, you're not even sure you can do it," he said in the interview. "But I'm not over there looking at these people as people. I'm not wondering if he has a family. I'm just trying to keep my guys safe. Every time I kill someone, he can't plant an (improvised explosive device). You don't think twice about it."

At one point, Kyle wrote, he shot a woman who was carrying a grenade while with her toddler. But he did not kill a child in Baghdad's Sadr City area who had a rocket-propelled grenade launcher. "According to the rules of engagement at the time, you could kill anyone with an RPG on sight. That day I just couldn't kill the kid. He'll probably grow up and fight us, but I just didn't want to do it.

He said the American public lives "in a dream world. You have no idea what goes on on the other side of the world. The harsh realities that these people are doing to themselves and then to our guys. And there are certain things that need to be done to take care of them."

After leaving the military, he founded Craft International, a military training company. Kyle also spoke up on current events, including accusing President Barack Obama of being "against the Second Amendment" because of his gun control initiatives, according to a video interview with guns.com .

“JUSTICE DENIED, AGAIN!!!”

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#51119 Feb 4, 2013
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'Military-style' weapons and the law

The married father of two children established the nonprofit Fitco Cares Foundation to help veterans battling PTSD -- post-traumatic stress disorder -- get access to exercise equipment.

Littlefield, who leaves behind a wife and children, was a friend and another veteran who worked to help people with PTSD, said Fitco Director Travis Cox.

In a statement, the foundation described Kyle as an "American hero" and pledged to carry on his mission.

"What began as a plea for help from Chris looking for in-home fitness equipment for his brothers- and sisters-in-arms" struggling with PTSD turned into an organization that will continue after his death," Cox said in a statement.

"Chris died doing what he filled his heart with passion -- serving soldiers struggling with the fight to overcome PTSD. His service, life and premature death will never be in vain. May God watch over his family and all those who considered Chris a true friend."

His friend, Jason Kos, offered similarly glowing sentiments, telling CNN's "Early Start Weekend" that Kyle was "a man of incredible character."

"He led by example," Kos said. "He always stopped to take time to talk to whoever was around him. Just incredibly humble, very funny as well."

http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/03/justice/texas-s...

looks like white people commit crimes also. Imagine that.

“Facts”

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

#51120 Feb 4, 2013
zazz wrote:
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(CNN)-- A former Navy SEAL known for claiming a record number of sniper killings in Iraq was one of two men shot dead at a Texas gun range, allegedly at the hands of a fellow military veteran, officials say.
Chris Kyle, the author of the best-selling "American Sniper," and Chad Littlefield, also a veteran, were gunned down Saturday afternoon on the grounds of the expansive Rough Creek Lodge and Resort in Glen Rose, Texas, southwest of Fort Worth, law enforcement officials said.
About four hours afterward, and 90 miles from where those two men's bodies were found by a hunting guide, authorities arrested suspect Eddie Ray Routh, 25, on a capital murder warrant.
Routh's family members could not be reached immediately for comment Sunday. No attorney has made a public statement on his behalf.
Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant said Sunday that he believes the suspect is in the process of seeking a court-appointed attorney.
While Routh's sister said he had admitted shooting Kyle and Littlefield, he didn't explain to her why he did it, Bryant said. Routh isn't believed to have confessed to local authorities about killing the two men. The motive for the killings is unclear.
"I don't know that we'll ever know," Erath County Sheriff's Capt. Jason Upshaw said Sunday. "(Routh) is the only one that knows that."
The Rough Creek Lodge is a large facility that draws couples getting married, business people using its conference center and families looking for a getaway. Hunting and shooting sports are some of the many recreational options available on its grounds.
Kyle, Littlefield and Routh were three such visitors, arriving together around 3:15 p.m.(4:15 p.m. ET) Saturday and proceeding to a shooting range within the resort's 11,000 acres, Bryant told reporters Sunday. The range is in a "very remote part" of the sprawling complex, Upshaw explained.
"So there wasn't anybody anywhere close to that," he said, explaining there are no known witnesses.
The first sign something was wrong came when a hunting guide tied to the facility found 38-year-old Kyle and 35-year-old Littlefield -- both unconscious -- around 5 p.m., Bryant said.
He went to the lodge and called 911. Law enforcement officers followed up and found the bodies but no sign of Routh. He had taken off in Kyle's black Ford pickup, the Erath County sheriff said.
Around the time an all-points bulletin went out for that truck, authorities got a call from Routh's sister, who reported that her brother had driven about 65 miles to her home in Midlothian, Texas, and admitted to shooting Kyle and Littlefield.
Routh left his sister's house, and police eventually caught up with him -- and the truck -- shortly before 8 p.m. at his home in Lancaster, a Dallas suburb some 90 miles northeast of the shooting scene. While talking with authorities outside, he'd somehow gotten back in the truck and sped away.
Authorities chased him and finally stopped him, around 9 p.m., after spiking his tires some four to six miles down the road, according to Bryant.
Routh did not struggle with officers as they were arresting him, Bryant said. On Sunday morning, he was arraigned on murder charges and ordered held on $3 million bond.
After that, Routh sat in a jail cell "all by himself," separated from the rest of the inmate population and watched closely by guards, according to Bryant.
Yes Kyle worked with Vets who had PTSD and had dedicated his life to helping them..........

RIP C.Kyle

“JUSTICE DENIED, AGAIN!!!”

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#51121 Feb 4, 2013
No Exuses wrote:
Anyone care to guess the ages of the young men? Where are the social pimps?
(WXYZ)- Police sources tell 7 Action News that a women's basketball coach from Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School shot two men who attacked him as he was walking two basketball players to their cars in the school parking lot.
Police sources say the coach was walking the two girls to their cars when two men allegedly approached and one pulled out a gun and grabbed him by his chain necklace. The coach then pulled out his gun and shot both of them, according to sources.
The man who shot the attackers was 70 years old, according to police.
One of the attackers was found dead in the median on Lafayette Boulevard, and the other was taken to a local hospital, according to police sources. We've learned that both of the men had attended the high school, and one had been recently expelled.
Police sources say the coach has a Concealed Pistol License and is reportedly a reserve police officer. They say he is fully cooperating with authorities.
Crime scene tape could be seen on Lafayette Boulevard and also around the back parking lot of the school near the gym.
Students could be seen being walked to their cars late Friday night.
The Detroit Public Schools issued this statement to 7 Action News:
At approximately 7:30pm DPS Police responded to a call of attempted robbery at Martin Luther King Jr. High School. DPS Police are cooperating with DPD which is handling the lead investigation.
We are very relieved that all students and DPS personnel and representatives involved are safe and were unharmed. Preliminary reports are that shots were fired during an attempted robbery of a member of the coaching team of the school’s girls basketball program by two assailants outside the school. There was one fatality and one injured suspect in serious condition.
The school has many security features which were in place at the time of the incident as well as a full security plan as do all DPS schools. These will be reviewed as the regularly are after any incidents. There will be counselors available at the school Monday morning for students and faculty members.
--Steve Wasko, Detroit Public Schools Spokesperson
Trayvon was not robbing anyone you fool.

“Facts”

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

#51122 Feb 4, 2013
zazz wrote:
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'Military-style' weapons and the law
The married father of two children established the nonprofit Fitco Cares Foundation to help veterans battling PTSD -- post-traumatic stress disorder -- get access to exercise equipment.
Littlefield, who leaves behind a wife and children, was a friend and another veteran who worked to help people with PTSD, said Fitco Director Travis Cox.
In a statement, the foundation described Kyle as an "American hero" and pledged to carry on his mission.
"What began as a plea for help from Chris looking for in-home fitness equipment for his brothers- and sisters-in-arms" struggling with PTSD turned into an organization that will continue after his death," Cox said in a statement.
"Chris died doing what he filled his heart with passion -- serving soldiers struggling with the fight to overcome PTSD. His service, life and premature death will never be in vain. May God watch over his family and all those who considered Chris a true friend."
His friend, Jason Kos, offered similarly glowing sentiments, telling CNN's "Early Start Weekend" that Kyle was "a man of incredible character."
"He led by example," Kos said. "He always stopped to take time to talk to whoever was around him. Just incredibly humble, very funny as well."
http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/03/justice/texas-s...
looks like white people commit crimes also. Imagine that.
Yes they do..........Just not nearly as many as blacks......
No Exuses

Grove City, OH

#51123 Feb 4, 2013
zazz wrote:
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Trayvon was not robbing anyone you fool.
LOL You're so damn easy.

As it turns out, Martin was suspended a number of times from Krop Senior High School in Miami Gardens for infractions ranging from tardiness and truancy up to possession of marijuana and a screwdriver that the school's security staff described as a "burglary tool."

The troubling incidents date back to October 2011, when Martin was allegedly caught with a horde of women's jewelry and the aforementioned screwdriver, according the Miami Herald. According to a report issued by Trayvon's school district, on October 21, security camera footage showed Trayvon Martin and two other students writing "W.T.F." on a hallway locker. A security guard saw the footage, detained Trayvon and searched his bag for the offending marker. In the process of the search, the guard uncovered 12 pieces of women's jewelry, a watch and the screwdriver.

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#51124 Feb 4, 2013
No Exuses wrote:
<quoted text> LOL You're so damn easy.
As it turns out, Martin was suspended a number of times
Oh my, suspended from school.

Pedophile thug zimmerman = arrest record, fired for violent temper, drug problem, liked to hit women.

Oh, let's not forget: big liar.

The rapist blames the victim.
xxxrayted

Cleveland, OH

#51125 Feb 4, 2013
zazz wrote:
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Well, you can Google so it must be that comprehension is your problem. You claimed eyewitness testimony was hearsay. Several times.
No, I said hearsay is hearsay. What eyewitness testimony are you speaking of? There was none. Who witnessed Zim raping his cousin or hitting his ex-girlfrend?

Now if you say his retarded cousin or disgruntled ex-girlfrend are eyewitnesses. Fine. Then Zimmerman is an eyewitness that he was attacked that night by the thug.

I call that fair--don't you?

“Facts”

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

#51126 Feb 4, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Oh my, suspended from school.
Pedophile thug zimmerman = arrest record, fired for violent temper, drug problem, liked to hit women.
Oh, let's not forget: big liar.
The rapist blames the victim.
And the perp is dead.....

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#51127 Feb 4, 2013
Here Is One wrote:
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Are you claiming that living in Mexico for a few years changes USA law??
The production will not want to bring up past as the dead perp had many recent problems
From busted with drugs at school to sucker punching people in the face
No. I am saying you don't know shit about the law before you went back to Mexico or after you went back to Mexico.
The'Production?"
You mean Prosecution? Victim is not on trial. Defense slandering the victim will just make Georgie look like more of a bullying asshole. Not a good move to trash a 17 year old dead kid.

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#51128 Feb 4, 2013
xxxrayted wrote:
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No, I said hearsay is hearsay. What eyewitness testimony are you speaking of? There was none. Who witnessed Zim raping his cousin or hitting his ex-girlfrend?
Now if you say his retarded cousin or disgruntled ex-girlfrend are eyewitnesses. Fine. Then Zimmerman is an eyewitness that he was attacked that night by the thug.
I call that fair--don't you?
It would be fair XX, if Zimmie takes the stand, but he won't. If he does; then his past, his arrests, his cousin, can all come in if he testifies and Defense Opens the door. He is fair game at that point.

“Facts”

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

#51129 Feb 4, 2013
Cousin DuPrees Cousin wrote:
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No. I am saying you don't know shit about the law before you went back to Mexico or after you went back to Mexico.
The'Production?"
You mean Prosecution? Victim is not on trial. Defense slandering the victim will just make Georgie look like more of a bullying asshole. Not a good move to trash a 17 year old dead kid.
Typo..........Sorry

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#51130 Feb 4, 2013
xxxrayted wrote:
No, I said hearsay is hearsay.
Do you Pinocchio?

Let's see how you abide by that declaration.

We can start with what is known as facts:

the pedophile Zimmerman: was arrested for assault
the pedophile Zimmerman: was fired twice for bad temper
the pedophile Zimmerman: had a restraining order
the pedophile Zimmerman: was three blocks from where he was told to stay put
the pedophile Zimmerman: had already made up his mind the teenage boy was a criminal before he got out of the truck.

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#51131 Feb 4, 2013
xxxrayted wrote:
Who witnessed Zim raping his cousin
His cousin.

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