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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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xxxrayted

Brook Park, OH

#59047 May 22, 2013
zazz wrote:
<quoted text>Trayvon never went back. Zimmerman chased him down. Zimmerman's head was never slammed into concrete. Read the medical report describing his two tiny scratches.
Correct: he never went back. Instead, he stayed right where Zim lost him while Zim finished his phone call with 911.
xxxrayted

Brook Park, OH

#59048 May 22, 2013
zazz wrote:
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They are not suggestions, they are rules for every NW in existence.
Zimmerman should have stayed in his vehicle and allowed the police to do their job.
Trayvon had every right to defend himself, both legally and morally.
Rules don't apply to citizens not on watch. Zim was just going to the store like any other American when he spotted Martin. Police are police 24/7 whether on duty or not. Neighborhood watch people are not.
xxxrayted

Brook Park, OH

#59049 May 22, 2013
swampmudd wrote:
<quoted text>The only thing Marin was doing that night is try to get himself lain when he got back home. He managed to ditch Zimmermen once but Zimm spotted him again and went after him again.
Great! Now provide this evidence you speak of.
xxxrayted

Brook Park, OH

#59050 May 22, 2013
swampmudd wrote:
<quoted text>He thought he had lost the pervert that was dogging him. Told the GF he was being followed, then told her he had lost the guy. There was then a brief conversation that was suddenly interrupted by Martin asking someone "why are you following me" and the person replying with "WTF you doin here" she hears sounds of a scuffle and the phone goes dead. Zimmerrmen never identified himself a neighborhood watch. He just continues pressing Martin until Martin feels he must defend himself. Martin was much bigger than Zimm so Zimm probably flashed his gun. Neighbors will testify that he had an aggressive and intimidating style of patrolling. There had been several complaints about him confronting residents. He became a big man when he strapped on his gun.
Is this the very same girlfriend that lied under oath making claim she was hospitalized which is why she didn't attend Martin's funeral? That should go over well with the jury.
chris532008

Lafayette, LA

#59051 May 22, 2013
zazz wrote:
Facebook profile leads to Marion County gang arrests
Deputies say photos were posted of 'Crazy White Boy' gang members holding firearms
Author: Elissa DeCampli, ClickOrlando.com staff
Published On: May 21 2013 02:49:16 PM EDT Updated On: May 21 2013 02:49:44 PM EDT
OCALA, Fla.-
Two members of a Marion County criminal street gang were arrested with the help of social media, according to deputies.
The Marion County Sheriff's Office said they had been looking for felony fugitive and gang members Mario Daniel McDonald, 23 and Joseph Wayne Edwards, 27 since May 10. By using Facebook, they found a profile containing photographs of the men holding shotguns.
The images posted to Facebook reveal both suspects in possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, which is considered criminal activity.
They also had other gang-related photographs posted, deputies said.
"The still images attached to these Facebook accounts promote and further the interests of the criminal street gang," said Captain James Pogue of the Marion County Sheriff's Office.
According to the Marion County Sheriff's Office, McDonald and Edwards are reportedly associated with a criminal street gang known as the "Crazy White Boys."
Both suspects were arrested and charged with criminal street gang activity and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon on Monday.
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I thought from reading on here that all criminals are black. G8uess not.
most right thinking persons know that blacks don t commit all the crime however, statistics clearly point out that though they only comprise 13% of the population, they are chargable for the commission of more than 60% of the more vicious crimes, not just this country, any like mixed country has comparable statistics in thier files, they may be coducticting a race war here but it must be catching on elsewhere in the world or its just an ethnic trait
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#59052 May 22, 2013
Leggy Mountbatten wrote:
<quoted text>
We do, dumbass, only imbecilic criminal apologists like you don't, boy. GZ was defending himself from the racist, violent criminal Traygone.
lol! I think you're too high, son.

Not enough oxygen reaching your brain.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#59053 May 22, 2013
downhill246 wrote:
<quoted text>
Some say it was reckless for Zimmerman to leave his truck at all, yet the law simply does not codify that. Leaving one’s vehicle inside one’s own neighborhood cannot legally be considered “reckless” behavior, especially when Zimmerman was well-known as being the neighborhood watch captain for the community. The community was plagued with burglaries and most were committed by young black males.
It makes sense that Zimmerman would leave his truck to investigate something he considered suspicious, especially when he was relaying information to a 911 dispatcher.
Many people have taken issue with the fact that Zimmerman was armed as well, but legally speaking, it is unlikely to matter.
Around one million Florida residents have concealed carry licenses. Carrying a weapon in one’s own neighborhood is not uncommon, nor does it have any special impact on this case. There is no evidence, and no witness claims that Zimmerman was brandishing his firearm or otherwise using it inappropriately before the fatal shot was fired.
"I would go on record by stating that of the eight prior burglaries in the 15 months prior to the Trayvon Martin shooting, all of the perpetrators were young black males."
Frank Taaffe, a former neighborhood watch captain at the Retreat at Twin Lakes
He was pursuing son.

The 911 attests to that. However, I'm sure it will be brought up during trial.

As for the weapon, I don't think it would have been an issue... right up until he discharged it.

That changes everything.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#59054 May 22, 2013
xxxrayted wrote:
<quoted text>
Correct: he never went back. Instead, he stayed right where Zim lost him while Zim finished his phone call with 911.
Thank you for your testimony.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#59055 May 22, 2013
xxxrayted wrote:
<quoted text>
Rules don't apply to citizens not on watch. Zim was just going to the store like any other American when he spotted Martin. Police are police 24/7 whether on duty or not. Neighborhood watch people are not.
And all Martin was doing was walking home by himself.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#59056 May 22, 2013
xxxrayted wrote:
<quoted text>
Great! Now provide this evidence you speak of.
Funny how you demand of others what you fail to provide.

“JUSTICE DENIED, AGAIN!!!”

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#59059 May 22, 2013
xxxrayted wrote:
<quoted text>
Rules don't apply to citizens not on watch. Zim was just going to the store like any other American when he spotted Martin. Police are police 24/7 whether on duty or not. Neighborhood watch people are not.
Guess you can't read. I was responding to someone who claimed no guns is not a rule.

Zimmerman should have stayed in his car.

“JUSTICE DENIED, AGAIN!!!”

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#59060 May 22, 2013
Guess you can't read. I was responding to someone who claimed no guns is not a rule for NW.

Zimmerman should have stayed in his car.

“JUSTICE DENIED, AGAIN!!!”

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#59061 May 22, 2013
xxxrayted wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh really? Then why didn't he just run out of the neighborhood anyway? After all, if a fatter, shorter, older man was following me for molestation purposes, why would I stick around? To see if he will go away? LOL!
Damn, I wish you were the prosecutor in this case. It would last about three hours before Zim was set free. LOL!
He didn't stick around, he ran away. Zimmerman followed him and murdered him.

When he's convicted, you'll make other excuses. You will never accept reality.

“JUSTICE DENIED, AGAIN!!!”

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#59062 May 22, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! I think you're too high, son.
Not enough oxygen reaching your brain.
Wow, he has a brain? I never suspected.

“JUSTICE DENIED, AGAIN!!!”

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#59063 May 22, 2013
"In the evidence packet there also were scores of other photos, many of them released last year by prosecutors. Those include now-iconic photos of Zimmerman with a bloody nose and blood on the back of his head.

Some appear to support Zimmerman's claim of self-defense. For example, photos taken at the Sanford police station the night of the shooting show a cut across the bridge of his nose and several areas of redness – perhaps abrasions - on the back and sides of his head.

One photo of the right side of his head shows six areas of discoloration.

But police close-ups of Zimmerman's hands show no evidence of cuts or scrapes, something you might expect on someone who had just been in a fight."

Since: May 08

Deltona Fla

#59064 May 23, 2013
Son OJsons Sons Sons Son wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm an American. You are obviously a democRat. You Rats are really pathetic, you know that Swampudd? I bet you're upset because you had a similar event like the one I mentioned in the previous post happen to you when you were a child. Is there any wonder why you always perceive yourself as the victim and blame the evil police for failing to stop your tormentors from effing you in the ass?
Like must Rat Wing accusations you are blowing a lot of noise again. No idea of what you are talking about. The incident I was referring to was about 4 years ago. I had my wife, our daughter, and her faience. I was driving a Ram 1500 king with dark tint windows. Simply being on the road at a late hour is not a reason to be pulled over. The cop was doing what they call "pushing". He got up on me with his bright lights on and dogged me to see how I reacted. His lights were obnoxious enough that even my son in law had commented on "what is this a-holes problem." My wife had been asleep on the arm rest and it woke her up. Cars coming the other way were flashing their brights at him. Telling me he sopped me for a seat belt was his way of saying,"tough shit, I can stop anybody I want for no valid reason." Of course he couldn't see a seat belt. I was in a pickup truck with dark windows at night and he was behind me. But like I said, that is typical of the cops around here.

Since: May 08

Deltona Fla

#59065 May 23, 2013
downhill246 wrote:
<quoted text>
Zimmerman was going back to his truck so any pressing was done by Martin. Punching Zimmerman and breaking his nose is a forcible felony in the state of Florida.
In an earlier 911 phone call, George Zimmerman reported a suspicious black man walking around a friend's house and told the operator, "I don't want to approach him." Obviously George preferred the cops doing the job.
The only problem this that statement is that where Zimmermen killed Martin is not on the way back to his car.

Since: May 08

Deltona Fla

#59066 May 23, 2013
downhill246 wrote:
<quoted text>
Zimmerman was going back to his truck so any pressing was done by Martin. Punching Zimmerman and breaking his nose is a forcible felony in the state of Florida.
In an earlier 911 phone call, George Zimmerman reported a suspicious black man walking around a friend's house and told the operator, "I don't want to approach him." Obviously George preferred the cops doing the job.
An earlier 911 call from when? a year before? Now you are trying to Luntz the conversation.

Since: May 08

Deltona Fla

#59067 May 23, 2013
Jumping Jim wrote:
<quoted text>
You must have been there with such detailed knowledge about what happened.
I have been to that HOA many times. I am familiar with the lay out. That is why the first time I heard Zimmermen's story I said he was full of shit.

Since: May 08

Deltona Fla

#59068 May 23, 2013
downhill246 wrote:
<quoted text>
Zimmerman was going back to his truck so any pressing was done by Martin. Punching Zimmerman and breaking his nose is a forcible felony in the state of Florida.
In an earlier 911 phone call, George Zimmerman reported a suspicious black man walking around a friend's house and told the operator, "I don't want to approach him." Obviously George preferred the cops doing the job.
Please don't tell that he was afraid to approach Martin after he jumped out him car and ran after him.

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