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Trayvon Martin Shooting Death Sparks Outrage on Social Media

There are 66306 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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Slappy

Chicago, IL

#61826 Jun 21, 2013
Pompano Jack wrote:
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Well, "proof beyond a reasonable doubt" is how they say it, and I'd agree....but in practice, you could probably change that to "convince the jury", because thats all they really have to do. I thought the jury choice was troubling. Both sides have all the evidence, right? Both sides know the law. So both sides probably have a pretty good idea of where this could likely (not for sure), but likely, end up. My guess is the Judge and the State know as well. And IF you think that Zimmerman walks, wouldn't you want at least a racially balanced jury with some blacks on it? I mean seriously, would you really want to walk unnecessarily into another OJ riot (all white jury frees Zimmerman) thing? But the same thing kind of works the other way too, IF you think Zimmerman gets convicted of something (all black jury convicts Zimmerman), wouldn't you want at least a balanced jury with some whites on it? And man, its like they over did it, even kicked in a hispanic for good measure. Just based on jury selection and a healthy dose of paranoia on my part, I'd say its not a good sign for the defense.
6 blacks = guilty

6 whites = not guilty

3 blacks and 3 whites = hung jury.

Like you said,...this ain't Los Angeles...You got nothing to worry about,....Zim walks!...Sanford burns,...So what?...better for one innocent man to be set free and a whole town burn than to see one innocent man go to prison.
American Lady

Danville, KY

#61827 Jun 21, 2013
interesting wrote:
<quoted text>WOW..THANK YOU
You're Welcome :)

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Pompano Jack

Niceville, FL

#61828 Jun 21, 2013
I'd just add....jury selection is of course, not random. But even so, given the demographics, whats the probablility of no white men, and no blacks at all? Would the government, in a case with national, even presidential, visibility really seat a 100% non-black jury if they felt strongly that Zimmerman would get off with nothing at all? Yeah, I wish the answer was yes, that race played no part.....but is that likely in today's political environment?
Patriot

Puerto Escondido, Mexico

#61830 Jun 21, 2013
Pompano Jack wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, "proof beyond a reasonable doubt" is how they say it, and I'd agree....but in practice, you could probably change that to "convince the jury", because thats all they really have to do. I thought the jury choice was troubling. Both sides have all the evidence, right? Both sides know the law. So both sides probably have a pretty good idea of where this could likely (not for sure), but likely, end up. My guess is the Judge and the State know as well. And IF you think that Zimmerman walks, wouldn't you want at least a racially balanced jury with some blacks on it? I mean seriously, would you really want to walk unnecessarily into another OJ riot (all white jury frees Zimmerman) thing? But the same thing kind of works the other way too, IF you think Zimmerman gets convicted of something (all black jury convicts Zimmerman), wouldn't you want at least a balanced jury with some whites on it? And man, its like they over did it, even kicked in a hispanic for good measure. Just based on jury selection and a healthy dose of paranoia on my part, I'd say its not a good sign for the defense.
No Jack George wants a FAIR and IMPARTIAL jury first of all and if that is possible without blacks so be it. I don't think anybody necessarily NEEDS a few blacks for ANYTHING.(Pleas note the caps too!) One racist black could taint the pool of jurors and persuade the jury that they must avenge the death of the thug. In this situation would you want a few blacks sprinkled in to satisfy the already racist mood of those highly controversial people or would you want your freedom that George really deserves. Im putting myself in his position and can easily say 5 white women and a Hispanic woman beats the hell out of a public relations stunt to appease the Afrikan "American" community! The hell with coddling those troublemakers a damn day longer. Let justice prevail!
Patriot

Puerto Escondido, Mexico

#61831 Jun 21, 2013
George wants to be judged by his peers. That would hardly be possible if they were black! Theres not an IMPARTIAL black in the County that could be seated on that jury anyway. Not a single ONE!
Let the show begin. Innocent till PROVEN guilty. And what that means is George will almost have to admit he did not fear for his life.
Spike

Akron, OH

#61832 Jun 21, 2013
OOOOOH Nooooo! The darkies are upset "again"?
Truth

Rome, GA

#61833 Jun 21, 2013
Judge ruled today that the Prosecution can not use the race card in court. That's about all they had. They should just do the right thing now and dismiss all charges. The political witch hunt should end.
Pompano Jack

Niceville, FL

#61834 Jun 21, 2013
Patriot wrote:
<quoted text> No Jack George wants a FAIR and IMPARTIAL jury first of all and if that is possible without blacks so be it. I don't think anybody necessarily NEEDS a few blacks for ANYTHING.(Pleas note the caps too!) One racist black could taint the pool of jurors and persuade the jury that they must avenge the death of the thug. In this situation would you want a few blacks sprinkled in to satisfy the already racist mood of those highly controversial people or would you want your freedom that George really deserves. Im putting myself in his position and can easily say 5 white women and a Hispanic woman beats the hell out of a public relations stunt to appease the Afrikan "American" community! The hell with coddling those troublemakers a damn day longer. Let justice prevail!
Well, let justice prevail is about the very best thing anyone could say. My problem, again with a dose of paranoia, is that this jury couldn't happen by accident.....its a million to one shot, like winning the lottery. IMO, this jury was constructed, and if so, why? At this point in our nation's history, please cut me some slack if I suggest I don't trust the government, especially if the feds are involved in any way. So, under what circumstances would the government (the current government) prefer a jury that has no blacks on it?

“always”

Since: May 12

Ticklaw

#61837 Jun 21, 2013
American Lady wrote:
<quoted text>
You're Welcome :)
The Treehouse is a VERY good site for any news that pertains to this admin and George Zimmerman ...
Very "trusted" ...!!!
Bumper Sticker Of The Day ...
http://theconservativetreehouse.com/
Great news there today :)
It's a blog dumazz, where the jergoff known as sundance cracker simply makes stuff up as a way to earn a few bucks off of racist scumbag morons like you. It's like world nut daily, jbs.org and all the other sites where turds like you go for your daily stink.
Patriot

Puerto Escondido, Mexico

#61838 Jun 21, 2013
A big bucket could get at least a dozen plugged. Wouldn't be bad investment either.
Pompano Jack

Niceville, FL

#61840 Jun 21, 2013
Patriot wrote:
A big bucket could get at least a dozen plugged. Wouldn't be bad investment either.
I read about the chicken thing....first it was cars, then sports jackets, then basketball shoes, now....a piece of chicken. There is a culture within the black community that has clearly unraveled to a point of insane savagery. Having said that, I still do not believe there's a fixed racial component of scientific significance. Rather that point out people like Dr. Ben Carson, or Condollezza Rice, or Colin Powell, or Allen West, or any other celebrities, I'll just say that I served 20 years in the Air Force, and worked with hundreds of black men and women and they were some of the finest Americans you could imagine, and I mean some flag waving mainiacs (just like me). I trusted them with my career, and if a few cases, even my life, and I was never let down, not once. I hate whats become of the culture...you can thank liberals and democrats for that.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#61841 Jun 21, 2013
Slappy wrote:
<quoted text>
...and you lie like a rug,....just because your Polynesian anscestors paddled across the open water to the Islands doesn't mean that your big fat ass can do it too.
...your ancestors were very athletic,...but not in the fat ass kind of way that you Sumo's have adopted.,,,really now!!!...lose some weight!...then STFU!
Well gee son... I guess you'd be telling the truth if you could prove your point.

But alas, you're a liar....

... so you can't!
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#61842 Jun 21, 2013
Slappy wrote:
<quoted text>
..running from the law holed up on a remote chain of volcanic Islands is not the same as running a marthon, numbnut!
...hiking on a nature trail is not the same as hiking over to the can to sh!t every time you eat, fat ass!
...lol...and paddling to the Islands is not the same as waddling over to the kitchen for your hourly feast....
GFY!....and your fat ass son!
I know son.

So are you still one step ahead of the law?
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#61843 Jun 21, 2013
Truth wrote:
Judge ruled today that the Prosecution can not use the race card in court. That's about all they had. They should just do the right thing now and dismiss all charges. The political witch hunt should end.
What? You must be watching another trial son.

I don't recall anything about a 'race card.'
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#61844 Jun 21, 2013
Pompano Jack wrote:
I'd just add....jury selection is of course, not random. But even so, given the demographics, whats the probablility of no white men, and no blacks at all? Would the government, in a case with national, even presidential, visibility really seat a 100% non-black jury if they felt strongly that Zimmerman would get off with nothing at all? Yeah, I wish the answer was yes, that race played no part.....but is that likely in today's political environment?
A fox commentator had an interesting take on it.

Seems he/she felt this was possibly the worst make up possible... not from a legal perspective but from a public perspective because of the racial slant that's being given.

I wasn't sure this was a good idea when I first heard the make up, but I'm beginning to see the implications...

... and none of it is good.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#61845 Jun 21, 2013
Pompano Jack wrote:
I CANNOT BELIEVE the simple fact that when you raise taxes on business, its the customers (or the employees) that bear that burden.......is LOST within the liberal mind.
To be sure: the rich are never going to pay their fair of taxes, look at the draft dodger Romney who pays less than 14 percent.

At least the consumer can make a decision where he/she is ging to shop, and if the business tries to make the customer pick up the tab for it share of supporting this country, the customer can at least shop next door.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#61846 Jun 21, 2013
Patriot wrote:
<quoted text> Yeah Jacksons dad has always been leeching off any angle
The first thing the pedophile did was pay off the $30,000 credit card bill he and his ugly fat lying wife had run up long before he shot the teenage boy.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#61847 Jun 21, 2013
Jumping Jim wrote:
<quoted text>
Not quite an ideal jury, but at least no ghetto rats who would convict no matter what.
No fat white crackers like yourself that would let pedophile run loose no matter what.

Bigots like yourself.

Putting aside... felons don't serve jury duty.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#61848 Jun 21, 2013
RuffnReddy wrote:
Opening arguments begin at 9PM Monday morning, the judge has ruled that the state can use the term, wannabe cop, and also the word profiled.
You can be sure the prosecutor will take O'mara's list and scratch them off one at a time,$5 says she hit them all.'

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#61849 Jun 21, 2013
Unity wrote:
Its crazy to think that Surbrina actually believes thats her sons voice screaming for help
So does the FBI.

Wait until the mothers on the jury hear it.

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