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Trayvon Martin Shooting Death Sparks Outrage on Social Media

There are 66305 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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Ascendo Tuum

Hamilton, Canada

#54087 Mar 12, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Didn't Zimmerman and his wife lie to the judge of all people?
Yes they did. When GI Janie was in jail, he was using coded messages in conversations with his wife. That's how they got caught.
Ascendo Tuum

Hamilton, Canada

#54088 Mar 12, 2013
Here Is One wrote:
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It was about 10 minutes from the first encounter until the shot rang out..........Plenty of time.....
No time at all... since GI Janie had him physically engaged.
Ascendo Tuum

Hamilton, Canada

#54089 Mar 12, 2013
Here Is One wrote:
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I agree Zim is not the sharpest knife in the drawer but nobody has been able to provide any evidence that Zim broke any law that night
At least none that could actually make through that thick skull of yours, anyways.
American Lady

Danville, KY

#54090 Mar 12, 2013
ohwell wrote:
<quoted text> Unfortunately, there are women who have children out of ignorance and greed. The children suffer. They are all born innocent but some grow up to become violent monsters who prey upon others. Our neighborhoods are becoming jungles....the overgrowth is now reaching inside the gates.
Should we have a right to protect our families and neighborhoods from predators? I think so.
Agree ... The more children ... the more $$$... so they THINK!
Therefore "RELYING" on the government teat.
Which is the beginning of a "gimme culture" for those born of it.

YES! We most definitely have the RIGHT to 'protect' ourselves from such!

THAT "is" what George Zimmerman was DOING that night.
PROTECTING his "gated" community!
ohwell

Carmel, IN

#54091 Mar 12, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>They lied son. No matter how you try to dress it up. I bet you claim to be simple minded quite often based your logic...
http://news.yahoo.com/zimmerman-back-jail-jud...
"SANFORD, Fla.(AP)— Trayvon Martin's shooter must return to jail, a judge ordered Friday in a strongly worded ruling that said George Zimmerman and his wife lied to the court about their finances to obtain bond in a case that hinges on jurors believing his account of what happened the night the teen was killed.
Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder for the February shooting. The neighborhood watch volunteer says he shot Martin in self-defense because the unarmed 17-year-old was beating him up after confronting Zimmerman about following him in a gated community outside Orlando.
Zimmerman was arrested 44 days after the killing, and during a bond hearing in April, his wife, Shellie, testified that the couple had limited funds available. The hearing also was notable because Zimmerman took the stand and apologized to Martin's parents.
Prosecutors pointed out in their motion that Zimmerman had $135,000 available then. It had been raised from donations through a website he set up and they suggested more has been collected since and deposited in a bank account.
Shellie Zimmerman was asked about the website at the hearing, but she said she didn't know how much money had been raised. Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester set bail at $150,000. The 28-year-old was freed a few days later after posting $15,000 in cash — which is typical — and has since been in hiding.
Prosecutor Bernie De la Rionda complained Friday, "This court was led to believe they didn't have a single penny. It was misleading and I don't know what words to use other than it was a blatant lie." The judge agreed and ordered Zimmerman returned to jail by Sunday afternoon.
"Does your client get to sit there like a potted plant and lead the court down the primrose path? That's the issue," Lester said. "He can't sit back and obtain the benefit of a lower bond based upon those material falsehoods."..."
This article does not present every single detail which makes it difficult to agree with your conclusions.

1. Did Zimmerman testify how much the website raised or did he sit there like a 'potted plant'? Does that mean Zimmerman committed perjury if he wasn't even put under oath ?
2. Shellie may not have known exactly how much money the website generated at the time the question was asked. What was the defense attorney thinking? Was he not aware the Zimmermans were trying to raise money to pay his and their bills? Did he not advise them or the court about this?
3. This website was public information and anyone could see this. I'd think if the Zimmermans were attempting to hide something, they wouldn't set themselves up to get 'caught'. The Zimmermans didn't have money to pay for a defense attorney. I have no doubt they were truthful in their account of not having money. The defense fund was going to cover their mounting costs incurred. How do you pay your bills when you have to quit your jobs and go into hiding? On top of that, how can you possibly afford to pay for your defense? So, I don't think they were trying to pull anything over at all. They received poor representation and they are being railroaded by a politicized judicial system.
4. The Zimmermans most certainly have limited funds. If all the money raised were used for bail, then what? How would they pay their bills? How much do you think they are going to owe their attorney? How much do you think they have lost in income? How much do you think it costs to go into hiding and still pay the bills for your home? I would say $135,000 is chump change. Too bad they can't get another attorney.

It almost seems like his attorney is going just for the money and doesn't care if he loses the case. Maybe his family will be better off if he does.
ohwell

Carmel, IN

#54093 Mar 12, 2013
American Lady wrote:
<quoted text>
Agree ... The more children ... the more $$$... so they THINK!
Therefore "RELYING" on the government teat.
Which is the beginning of a "gimme culture" for those born of it.
YES! We most definitely have the RIGHT to 'protect' ourselves from such!
THAT "is" what George Zimmerman was DOING that night.
PROTECTING his "gated" community!
Based on what I've read, I agree with you. Unless the state has something that hasn't gone public, I say Z is innocent.
ohwell

Carmel, IN

#54094 Mar 12, 2013
Ascendo Tuum wrote:
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At least none that could actually make through that thick skull of yours, anyways.
I'm afraid you're the tool who couldn't make it through a revolving door before spitting out your gum. Now please, remain on the topic rather than the personalities of the posters.
ohwell

Carmel, IN

#54095 Mar 12, 2013
Ascendo Tuum wrote:
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No time at all... since GI Janie had him physically engaged.
Please explain. Zimmerman had no reason to physically engage Martin. He contacted the police to deal with that if it became necessary.
ohwell

Carmel, IN

#54098 Mar 12, 2013
Ascendo Tuum wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes they did. When GI Janie was in jail, he was using coded messages in conversations with his wife. That's how they got caught.
Hmmm, the state set a trap. Doesn't it seem odd their defense attorney didn't advise the court on how they were going to raise funds for their defense? Doesn't it seem odd their attorney wouldn't present the expenses they incurred to go into hiding? What about income lost? Why wouldn't this website be discussed with his clients in the first place? Very odd.

Why didn't their attorney put the money in an escrow account so a trustee could monitor or manage it?

It's quite clear to me the Zimmermans are being railroaded by the 'justice' system and by the media. Really pathetic. Imagine if you were in his place?
ohwell

Carmel, IN

#54099 Mar 12, 2013
Ascendo Tuum wrote:
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ROTFALMFAO!!! what utter nonsense!!! A bush is a bush is a bush... My 3 year grandson knows what a bush is!!
Easy for you to comment from the comfort of a well lit room. It's dark and Martin attacks Z from out of nowhere and beaten to a pulp. Memory and perception can be most definitely altered during a traumatic event such as that. It was dark, he thought it was a bush when it may have been a building. How many times have you been in the dark and mistaken an object for something else?
ohwell

Carmel, IN

#54100 Mar 12, 2013
Ascendo Tuum wrote:
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uh... I beg to differ.... yes you did. If that wasn't your intention, you need to take English 101 for inbreds.
Please refer to the statement that I said women deserve to be raped. No doubt YOUR reading comprehension remains in question. No doubt you're embarrassed for being called out on your stupidity, but continuing to draw attention to it is really strange. Your chip on your shoulder is revealing, however.
ohwell

Carmel, IN

#54101 Mar 12, 2013
Ascendo Tuum wrote:
<quoted text>
ROTFALMFAO!!! Again... with the blaming of the victim (and she was just as much a victim as Trayvon). Everything I posted was in GI Janie's statement. Including the "jumping through the bush" crap, where there WAS no bush... And his ever changing statement of what Trayvon said to him. The wannabee man is a proven liar.... lied to the police multiple times, lied to the courts.
I have noticed you have ranted on and on about Zimmerman's 'lies' and yet.......what do you have to say about the prosecutor's star witness? Are her lies suddenly not important when she perjures herself about her age and her whereabouts? This is a criticial piece of this case. Why are you not concerned that a witness may not be credible and may in fact impact the life of what may very well be an innocent person? Is YOUR racism getting in the way?
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#54102 Mar 12, 2013
ohwell wrote:
<quoted text>
This article does not present every single detail which makes it difficult to agree with your conclusions.
1. Did Zimmerman testify how much the website raised or did he sit there like a 'potted plant'? Does that mean Zimmerman committed perjury if he wasn't even put under oath ?
2. Shellie may not have known exactly how much money the website generated at the time the question was asked. What was the defense attorney thinking? Was he not aware the Zimmermans were trying to raise money to pay his and their bills? Did he not advise them or the court about this?
3. This website was public information and anyone could see this. I'd think if the Zimmermans were attempting to hide something, they wouldn't set themselves up to get 'caught'. The Zimmermans didn't have money to pay for a defense attorney. I have no doubt they were truthful in their account of not having money. The defense fund was going to cover their mounting costs incurred. How do you pay your bills when you have to quit your jobs and go into hiding? On top of that, how can you possibly afford to pay for your defense? So, I don't think they were trying to pull anything over at all. They received poor representation and they are being railroaded by a politicized judicial system.
4. The Zimmermans most certainly have limited funds. If all the money raised were used for bail, then what? How would they pay their bills? How much do you think they are going to owe their attorney? How much do you think they have lost in income? How much do you think it costs to go into hiding and still pay the bills for your home? I would say $135,000 is chump change. Too bad they can't get another attorney.
It almost seems like his attorney is going just for the money and doesn't care if he loses the case. Maybe his family will be better off if he does.
He lied. The judge said so.
ohwell

Carmel, IN

#54107 Mar 12, 2013
Here Is One wrote:
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Even well trained veteran police will have a very hard time recounting the events that led up to a shooting.
The mind tries to block out traumatic events.........Happens all of the time.
Which is why I don't understand why his attorney would allow him to share his experience before the trial. This is just fanning the flames for the race baiters. It's almost like the defense wants to ignite this case as much as the prosecution.
Sam I am

Salem, AR

#54109 Mar 12, 2013
The chicken sheet media alters his pitcher to make him look white and alters the 911 tape. Really what kind of crap is that. They should be in jail. Zim. would never have been arrested if little 6'3 Traycoon was white. This whole thing is nothing more than an appeasement for the negro. I hope like anything Zim. walks. and if the negro doesn't like it to bad. If they want to start something like one of their chimp outs, All I can say is bring it on.
we are traygone

Oaxaca De Juárez, Mexico

#54116 Mar 12, 2013
I wish they would have just mounted him on the wall like a deer or elk. That way when mami n papi goes on the tour beggin for money people could pose with him. Im thinking about marketing traygone trinkets myself. Plenty dogshit everywhere I go.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#54117 Mar 12, 2013
Here Is One wrote:
<quoted text>
So do you.......
So did the star witness for the state.......
Tell us again how the burden of proof lies on the defense..........ROTFLMAO
Already have son.

You just refuse to read.
Equal Rights

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#54119 Mar 12, 2013
A 6-month old girl became the latest innocent victim of Chicago gang violence when a gunman ambushed her father while he was changing her diaper along a South Side street and unloaded round after round into the two of them.

They are animals HERE IS ONE. I am glad you have a confirmed kill of a ruthless street thug. May they all be exterminated in a lawful way more often.
chris

Lafayette, LA

#54121 Mar 12, 2013
an
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>He lied. The judge said so.
and so since the judge said so that makes it so is that what you are saying
chris

Lafayette, LA

#54122 Mar 12, 2013
Here Is One wrote:
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If more people started standing up to these thugs they would be the ones in hiding......
Grab a bunch of friends and tuck a 100 dollar bill in your shirt pocket leaving half hanging out and start visiting where these animals hang out......
Dont forget the CCW and may I recommend hot hand loads using black talons?
you are right, it wil be up to the people to make our streets as safe as they were in the 50 s, government took stolen money to fund and breed these animals and they use them to steal our labor through the break ins and street assaults, the police and their government lawyers divide up our stolen property, the system is rotten already and will only exponentially worsen, we have to stop it as the government is in colusion with the enemy

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