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Obama Calls for Calm in Aftermath of Verdict

There are 627 comments on the The Wall Street Journal story from Jul 15, 2013, titled Obama Calls for Calm in Aftermath of Verdict. In it, The Wall Street Journal reports that:

President Barack Obama on Sunday called for calm in the aftermath of the not-guilty finding in the death of Trayvon Martin, saying, "We are a nation of laws, and a jury has spoken.'

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ICE

Thorntown, IN

#129 Jul 16, 2013
Rambeaux wrote:
The Zimmerman trial was in Florida, not Simi Valley. Why are they protesting violently in California?
Excuse to rob and vandalize.
ICE

Thorntown, IN

#130 Jul 16, 2013
Rambeaux wrote:
The Zimmerman trial was in Florida, not Simi Valley. Why are they protesting violently in California?
If I had to pick one I would pick the smart one, Rachel.
Don Joe

Saint Paul, MN

#131 Jul 16, 2013
Erikkk Helder wrote:
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Wonder if you would be singing the same tune if your head was being slammed into concrete?
I would never have gotten out of the truck. No one on foot can catch someone in a truck. I would never have attacked Martin. There never would have been any attack. Even if it had gotten to the point where Martin was trying to run away, I would not have pursued him on foot to attack him.

When Zimmerman attacked Martin, it appears to be with intent to kill. Listen to the audio of the calls Zimmerman made to the 911 operator if you have any doubts.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#132 Jul 16, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Nope, it's called getting away with murder.
I don't care what else was going on, but when you shoot an unarmed person, you're guilty of murder.
BS - if you are defending yourself that is NOT MURDER. You were in service - how many did you kill that did not have a weapon? Don't tell me there was some people that did not get in the way of one of your bullets that was not carrying a weapon. There is no difference of defending yourself in war time or in peace time.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#133 Jul 16, 2013
Don Joe wrote:
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I would never have gotten out of the truck. No one on foot can catch someone in a truck. I would never have attacked Martin. There never would have been any attack. Even if it had gotten to the point where Martin was trying to run away, I would not have pursued him on foot to attack him.
When Zimmerman attacked Martin, it appears to be with intent to kill. Listen to the audio of the calls Zimmerman made to the 911 operator if you have any doubts.
Did you see all the evidence? The jurors did and they found him not guilty. They also said there was NO RACIST intent. Now you can go back out and riot and loot from the stores to get all the free stuff you can.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#134 Jul 16, 2013
ima- Ilis Myka Ashanti wrote:
"O" is NOT THAT DISAPPOINTED or he would RESTORE ORDER WITH NATIONAL GUARDS okay (martial law) infact he is all for the riots, it is something that is part of his plan TO DESTROY OUR NATIONS and what better way than to incite anger and division amongst OUR CITIZENS of ALL RACES!
I think the store owners should take part - the looters took bikes, broke windows and I think he has a right to protect his property and he should mowed them down like maggots on a trash truck. You steal you lose. I would almost bet that NONE of these looters seen the whole trial and they make decisions on RACE not honest testimony.
I have never seen anything like this riot and looters - they must know their freebees are running out. What a bunch of low life scum bags.

Then you have Obama and Holder RACE BAITING. The FBI already told Holder last year they could find nothing to bring Zimmerman to court on. You have the NAACP calling for Zimmermans head- where were they when it was OJ?????????DOUBLE STANDARDS
Don Joe

Saint Paul, MN

#135 Jul 16, 2013
senior citizen wrote:
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Did you see all the evidence? The jurors did and they found him not guilty. They also said there was NO RACIST intent. Now you can go back out and riot and loot from the stores to get all the free stuff you can.
No, the jurors did not get everything they needed. For example, the defense attorney told the judge not to let the jury know the law; in particular, they were not told that when someone initiates an attack, they cannot then claim self-defense. Zimmerman obviously initiated the attack by disobeying the police and getting out of his truck. He is guilty beyond all doubt. He even admits his guilt.

I am not rich enough to get a bunch of free stuff.

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#136 Jul 16, 2013
they should make a movie about this, Will Smith could play obama, he's already got the big ears, no need for stunt ears, and his son could play trayvon, since obama said if he had a son he would look like him, and Will Jr. looks like his old man.

Whoopi could play michelle.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#137 Jul 16, 2013
Don Joe wrote:
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No, the jurors did not get everything they needed. For example, the defense attorney told the judge not to let the jury know the law; in particular, they were not told that when someone initiates an attack, they cannot then claim self-defense. Zimmerman obviously initiated the attack by disobeying the police and getting out of his truck. He is guilty beyond all doubt. He even admits his guilt.
I am not rich enough to get a bunch of free stuff.
BS - they had the law in writing - don't you remember the jurors asking for clarification of the manslaughter law? Zimmerman did not initiate the attack - Martin did - do you honestly think Zimmerman said come hit my head on the sidewalk - get real what would you say if Zimmerman and Martin were switched? Then everything would have been fine and guess what there would not be looters or protesters and Al Sharpton would not have brought a bus load of protester in March 2010 to FL to go against Zimmerman.
Where Obama and Holder got caught is they though Zimmerman was a Jew - when they found out he was Hispanic then he became a "WHITE HISPANIC". Stomp your feet and cry but he was found NOT GUILTY by a jury that was PICKED BY THE DEFENSE AND PROSECATORS LAWYERS.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#138 Jul 16, 2013
Don Joe wrote:
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No, the jurors did not get everything they needed. For example, the defense attorney told the judge not to let the jury know the law; in particular, they were not told that when someone initiates an attack, they cannot then claim self-defense. Zimmerman obviously initiated the attack by disobeying the police and getting out of his truck. He is guilty beyond all doubt. He even admits his guilt.
I am not rich enough to get a bunch of free stuff.
You do not have to pay for the stuff they steal - that is their free stuff. The looters took the bikes and ran.
Zimmerman NEVER said he was guilty - he said he shot him when he was beating the crap out of him and the attack was initiated by a 17 year old who thought he could take on Zimmerman because he was taller and had more fight experience - I am sure if he knew Zimmerman had a gun he would have went home without a problem.

Martin was NOT A SAINT - look at his past record.
Robert

Douglasville, GA

#140 Jul 16, 2013
senior citizen wrote:
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You do not have to pay for the stuff they steal - that is their free stuff. The looters took the bikes and ran.
Zimmerman NEVER said he was guilty - he said he shot him when he was beating the crap out of him and the attack was initiated by a 17 year old who thought he could take on Zimmerman because he was taller and had more fight experience - I am sure if he knew Zimmerman had a gun he would have went home without a problem.
Martin was NOT A SAINT - look at his past record.
You got that right.

Fact: Martin is a thief, proof, he was caught with stolen jewelry in his back pack while being investigated for vandalism at school.He told officials that someone who's name he does not know gave it to him. BS , you believe that you are a fool. He stole that stuff or took it in from someone who did, he knows it is stolen and from whom he got it if he did not steal it himself.

Fact: Martin is a thug, proof the text messages the defense were not allowed to introduce show he was trying to get a gun, what dos a sweet little kid like that need a gun for. Proof he tried to beat Zimmerman for simply following him you can see it in the pictures of Zimmerman that the media initially hid so they could inflame this thing.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#141 Jul 16, 2013
tea-baggage wrote:
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Martin is not at fault for Zimmerman chasing him and killing him. The wrongful death suit(s) to come will prove that beyond any doubt.
Zimmerman WILL be held liable for Martin's death in the coming suits - you can be sure of that.
As for the state's criminal case, the defense got lucky because of Florida's stupid gun laws and a prosecution team that made key mistakes - that's it plain & simple.
Zimmerman DID NOT CHASE MARTIN - he followed him until Martin decided to beat the shet out of Zimmerman. Martin could have went home instead of stalking Zimmerman the Crazy azz cracker (RACIST REMARK). You have a RIGHT to defend yourself. How long would you be a PUNCHING BAG FOR A 17 YEAR OLD?????
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#142 Jul 16, 2013
senior citizen wrote:
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Martin was NOT A SAINT - look at his past record.
You guys continue to character assassinate the victim.

You might want to look at the killer's past, and his unsaintly record of killing a seventeen year old who he had been stalking.

Interesting to note some points from the juror interviewed yesterday:

1. "He (ZIMMERMAN) just didn’t stop at the limitations that he should have stopped at".

2. "Exactly. I think he (ZIMMERMAN) just didn’t know when to stop. He was frustrated, and things just got out of hand".

3. "I think he’s (ZIMMERMAN) guilty of not using good judgment. When he was in the car and he called 911, he shouldn’t have gotten out of that car".

AND IMPORTANTLY:

At the beginning of the deliberation, three jurors believed he was not guilty, three believed he was guilty.
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#143 Jul 16, 2013
Robert wrote:
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Zimmerman for simply following him
Zimmerman had no right to "simply follow him" and you crazies continuing to smear the victim is desperate, ignorant and "beats" any logic from reasoned and rational folks who look at the facts.

A seventeen year old was stalked by a creepy cracka who should have stayed in his car and events would not have escalated to a shot through a seventeen year old's heart.

Don't make nasty assumptions (like the Z-creepy cracka and keep to the facts.

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#145 Jul 16, 2013
geez, you libs won the last 2 elections, you can't expect to win all the court cases too? let a honky win one now and then, it keeps us docile and we dont mind to continue paying taxes that your voters consume while sitting on the porch waiting for the mailman to deliver their free money.
waynesworld

Leeds, UK

#146 Jul 16, 2013
Rambeaux wrote:
The Zimmerman trial was in Florida, not Simi Valley. Why are they protesting violently in California?
c'mon! everyone wants one of them giant flat screen TV's!
serfs up

Ormond Beach, FL

#147 Jul 16, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Nope, it's called getting away with murder.
I don't care what else was going on, but when you shoot an unarmed person, you're guilty of murder.
Now let us broadcast all the murders big time. All of the assaults big time. All of the muggings big time. Well you get it. With all of the crimes the other race does. Do it! Do it mutha ph uka or shut up!
Robert

Douglasville, GA

#148 Jul 16, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
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Zimmerman had no right to "simply follow him" and you crazies continuing to smear the victim is desperate, ignorant and "beats" any logic from reasoned and rational folks who look at the facts.
A seventeen year old was stalked by a creepy cracka who should have stayed in his car and events would not have escalated to a shot through a seventeen year old's heart.
Don't make nasty assumptions (like the Z-creepy cracka and keep to the facts.
Zimmerman lives there why can't he walk anywhere in the common areas of the subdivision. What besides you says he can't. And as for smearing the suspect, why not, he is a thief, he was caught at school with stolen stuff, why should he not be painted with the brush he furnished by his own behavior. What if Zimmerman had no gun and ended up beat up, would you still say it is his fault, follow a criminal and get beat up, it is your fault.
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#149 Jul 16, 2013
inbred Genius wrote:
let a honky win one now and then, it keeps us docile
If only Zimmerman had kept his common sense docile, his brain docile, his gun docile and kept in his docile car, you folks could go back to birth certificates. LOLL
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#150 Jul 16, 2013
Robert wrote:
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Zimmerman lives there why can't he walk anywhere in the common areas of the subdivision.
Of course he can (and in this crazy country armed too) and so can guests to the subdivision.

Perhaps there are rules in this subdivision that some creepy guy can stalk and follow folks as they walk in the rain at the respectable hour of seven in the evening?

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