Obama: 'Trayvon Martin could have bee...

Obama: 'Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago'

There are 708 comments on the nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com story from Jul 19, 2013, titled Obama: 'Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago'. In it, nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com reports that:

Obama also suggested that the outcome of the case could have been different if Martin were white. "If a white male teen would have been involved in this scenario," he said, "both the outcome and the aftermath might have been different."

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#365 Jul 26, 2013
Hatfield McCoy wrote:
<quoted text>I'd guess you are more likely to be on the suspicious persons list by the PD than anyone else on here.
You aren't suspicious: it is part of your parole.

We are watching.

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#366 Jul 26, 2013
aisling- wrote:
"You won't recognize me. My name was Antonio West and I was the 13-month "
copy & pasted plagiarized spam.

Already refuted.

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#367 Jul 26, 2013
Hatfield McCoy wrote:
I am not racist...
Bigoted racist.

You don't get to vote, Shug.

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#371 Jul 27, 2013
o-h-r-e-a-l-l-y wrote:
<quoted text>Was he wearing a nametag that said so?
NO?
Then how was someone who is familiar with the neighborhood and not with him supposed to know that?
Did it not register to Zimmerman that there are other people in his neighborhood who are going to invite guests-guests that he would not know? Instead of following and chasing someone on the phone, he should have waited for a legitimately suspicious activity to occur.
o-h-r-e-a-l-l-y wrote:
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See, instead of getting all defensive and beating his chest, all trayGone had to do was say "Look, man, my pops live here, and I'm visiting", instead of "well, ya gotz one {a problem} NOW" and physically attacking the watchman.
Instead of stuffing burgers down his mouth, all fat azz Zimmerman had to do was shout out to Trayvon and say "Hey, I am just the neighborhood watchman" instead of getting out of his car and chasing hi, when he saw that Travon was running.

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#373 Jul 27, 2013
Hatfield McCoy wrote:
<quoted text>Race was not the reason for this incident. It only became an issue when the ignorant clamoring of racist blacks, who use every opportunity to perpetuate the race problem, a problem militant blacks want to continue so they will have justification in their eyes for their criminal tendencies.
Plenty of non blacks feel the same.
Hatfield McCoy wrote:
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Zimmerman only followed Martin because he was a stranger to the neighborhood, not because he was black, and you know it.
So does Zimmerman follow every invited guest that comes into the neighborhood just because he does not recognize them? Do people not have the right to invite others into their communities without worrying if some creep is going to chase after them?
Hatfield McCoy wrote:
<quoted text> There was no racial profiling by Zimmerman, and he stopped chasing after Martin once he was asked by the police to discontinue. He was getting into his car to leave when Martin, who had started pursuing Zimmerman, confronted him from behind, then assaulted him without reason. Zimmerman would most likely have been killed by Martin had he not protected himself.
Martin was the violent one, not Zimmerman.
If that was the case, than Trayvon's body should have been found on the horizontal intersection, not the vertical one. 25 feet away from where Zimmerman claimed he was attacked.

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#375 Jul 27, 2013
spocko wrote:
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You truly are a legend in your own mind suffering from reality deprivation!
Ha! You little smart aleck, you suffer from a severe case of an over-inflated ego with no justification, for you are nothing but a conceited ass. Want to match IQ scores?

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#376 Jul 27, 2013
emperorjohn wrote:
<quoted text> Plenty of non blacks feel the same.
<quoted text> So does Zimmerman follow every invited guest that comes into the neighborhood just because he does not recognize them? Do people not have the right to invite others into their communities without worrying if some creep is going to chase after them?
<quoted text> If that was the case, than Trayvon's body should have been found on the horizontal intersection, not the vertical one. 25 feet away from where Zimmerman claimed he was attacked.
You know what a neighborhood watch person does, so stop playing asinine games. Zimmerman did only what any neighborhood watch person would have done. Martin could have prevented all that happened had he been more congenial instead of acting like a typical street punk.

The police investigated the scene, found nothing wrong with what Zimmerman related to them, and concluded correctly Zimmerman was telling the truth. The State feared the consequences of defying blacks not interested in the truth but only in taking advantage of an opportunity for violence against whites; so unscrupulous, cowardly State officials chose to accommodate them instead of standing up for what was right, thus Zimmerman was turned into a criminal and his life and the lives of his family are forever endangered, all because Martin, being an arrogant teenager, couldn’t leave well enough alone. His decision to pursue Zimmerman instead of continuing home, as he should have, had devastating consequences. It’s sad that he lost his life but he, like many young persons, allowed his emotions rather than his logic to control him and he, unfortunately, paid a high price.

Now I couldn’t care less that you won’t agree with my summary of what happened, but that’s no problem. You feel free to think as you like. For the time being, we still have a free country that allows us freedom of thought and actions—unless you are Zimmerman.

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#377 Jul 27, 2013
o-h-r-e-a-l-l-y wrote:
The guys neighborhood had a rash of robberies, and he saw a colored walking around in the rain between the buildings.
Coloreds are allowed to walk on sidewalks, nowadays, bigot.

Even in Florida.

And funny how the pedophile didn't want to take the stand to tell one of the four versions of his story.

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#378 Jul 27, 2013
o-h-r-e-a-l-l-y wrote:
I could just as easily say the Zimmer Man turned around and went back to his vehicle when the 911 dispatcher said they didn't need him to follow the suspect
Well, we don't take your word anymore than we would take it from another liar- such as the pedophile zimmerman- since we all know how many steps your fat butterball took when he was told by the police dispatcher to not chase Martin- who had every right to be exactly where he was at.

And that he spent three minutes looking for and found this boy on the sidewalk in front of his home.

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#379 Jul 27, 2013
Hatfield McCoy wrote:
<quoted text>You know what a neighborhood watch person does
Eyes and ears, not a trigger finger.

Neighborhood Watch persons ARE NOT EVEN ARMED.

By the rules of the REAL Neighborhood Watch organization.

So we have a COP WANNABE with a hero complex who decided he would show the local PD how he would handle a "suspect"- and we see EXACTLY what happens when you turn over police work to bigoted racists with personalty defects.

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#380 Jul 27, 2013
Hatfield McCoy wrote:
Zimmerman did only what any neighborhood watch person would have done.
BS!

What a REAL Neighborhood Watch person would do is LISTEN to what the police department told him to do.

Call, and wait for the cops to show up.

Not to even approach the "suspect"- as in this case, the "suspect" has every right in the world to be exactly where he was at.

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#381 Jul 27, 2013
Hatfield McCoy wrote:
The police investigated the scene, found nothing wrong with what Zimmerman related to them
LIAR!

The lead homicide investigator recommended that the pedophile Zimmerman be charged with manslaughter the night of the shooting.

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#382 Jul 27, 2013
Hatfield McCoy wrote:
Martin, being an arrogant teenager, couldn’t leave well enough alone. His decision to pursue Zimmerman
The pedophile chased Martin: against the direction of the police dispatcher.

The pedophile decided he would show the local PD what *he* would do if only he were a cop.

And we see exactly what would have happened if the state had given him a badge and a gun.

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#383 Jul 27, 2013
aisling- wrote:
"You won't recognize me. My name was Antonio West and I was the 13-month old child who was shot in the face at point blank range by two black teens who were attempting to rob my mother, who was also shot. A Grand Jury of my mommy's peers from Brunswick GA determined the teens who murdered me will not face the death penalty...too bad I was given a death sentence for being innocent and defenseless.
...My family made the mistake of being white in a 73% non-white neighborhood, but my murder was not ruled a Hate Crime. Nor did President Obama take so much as a single moment to acknowledge my murder.
I am one of the youngest murder victims in our great Nation's history, but the media doesn't care to cover the story of my tragic demise, President Obama has no children who could possibly look like me - so he doesn't care and the media doesn't care because my story is not interesting enough to bring them ratings so they can sell commercial time slots.
There is not a white equivalent of Al Sharpton because if there was he would be declared racist, so there is no one rushing to Brunswick GA to demand justice for me. There is no White Panther party to put a bounty on the lives of those who murdered me. I have no voice, I have no representation and unlike those who shot me in the face while I sat innocently in my stroller - I no longer have my life.
So while you are seeking justice for Trayvon, please remember to seek justice for me too. Tell your friends about me, tell you families, get tee shirts with my face on them and make the world pay attention, just like you did for Trayvon."
Very touching and informative. Thanks for posting it. Too bad it won't bother our President and Eric Holder, or the other unconcerned "leaders" in Washington. Now if he had been black, a world wide uproar would have happened, and the President would be shedding his crocodile tears. I'd bet the truth is that Obama doesn't give a heck about Trayvon, either. He just wanted some attention.

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#384 Jul 27, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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You aren't suspicious: it is part of your parole.
We are watching.
Vicious little twerp, aren't you? You can watch all you like, streetwalker, if it makes you feel good. After all, you must have lots of experience in watching for customers.

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#385 Jul 27, 2013
Hatfield McCoy wrote:
After all, you must have lots of experience in watching for customers.
And your expertise is in bringing those customers to a happy ending quickly, as to move on to the next one.

Wipe your chin, Hick.

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#386 Jul 27, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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It's a shame you have to copy me in an effort to insult others.
Of course: where you are copying others is the smartest parts of your posts.
You are like a gnat, existing for the sole purpose of being a pest, and therefore are not worth the time it takes to respond to you. Bye.

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#387 Jul 27, 2013
Hatfield McCoy wrote:
<quoted text> You are like a gnat, existing for the sole purpose of being a pest, and therefore are not worth the time it takes to respond to you. Bye.
You are like a dung beetle, existing for the sole purpose of crawling around looking for poop, finding it, gathering it up, and rolling it home for your family to eat.

Try some Scope, Hick.

PS: ask me tomorrow if I was able to get any sleep. I predict I'll sleep fine.
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#392 Jul 27, 2013
Hatfield McCoy wrote:
<quoted text>You know what a neighborhood watch person does, so stop playing asinine games. Zimmerman did only what any neighborhood watch person would have done. Martin could have prevented all that happened had he been more congenial instead of acting like a typical street punk.
The police investigated the scene, found nothing wrong with what Zimmerman related to them, and concluded correctly Zimmerman was telling the truth. The State feared the consequences of defying blacks not interested in the truth but only in taking advantage of an opportunity for violence against whites; so unscrupulous, cowardly State officials chose to accommodate them instead of standing up for what was right, thus Zimmerman was turned into a criminal and his life and the lives of his family are forever endangered, all because Martin, being an arrogant teenager, couldn’t leave well enough alone. His decision to pursue Zimmerman instead of continuing home, as he should have, had devastating consequences. It’s sad that he lost his life but he, like many young persons, allowed his emotions rather than his logic to control him and he, unfortunately, paid a high price.
Now I couldn’t care less that you won’t agree with my summary of what happened, but that’s no problem. You feel free to think as you like. For the time being, we still have a free country that allows us freedom of thought and actions—unless you are Zimmerman.
Stop being a f-ing idiot, "Neighborhood Watch" has a national manual of proper conduct, and yes you can find it on line, everything GZ did is (and was) against the manual's stated rules! Not only that, but GZ also ignored everything his "open carry" instructor taught him when he took mandatory classed that qualified him for open-carry! Why don't just shut-the-hell up or educate yourself before posting your moronic right-wingnuz drivel!!

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#393 Jul 27, 2013
spocko wrote:
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Stop being a f-ing idiot, "Neighborhood Watch" has a national manual of proper conduct, and yes you can find it on line, everything GZ did is (and was) against the manual's stated rules! Not only that, but GZ also ignored everything his "open carry" instructor taught him when he took mandatory classed that qualified him for open-carry! Why don't just shut-the-hell up or educate yourself before posting your moronic right-wingnuz drivel!!
Tell me, you pompous foulmouthed simpleton, who gave you the right to tell me to shut up? Pardon me if I don't obey your command. You are very much like that vile prosecutor who violated the laws in the wrongful prosecution of Zimmerman, who is innocent whether you like it or not. If you were as educated as you want me to believe, you wouldn’t act like such an arrogant nincompoop, for knowledgeable people don’t lose their tempers over the slightest things as you do.9148 Your bigoted remark about right wing shows you are an ignorant person with limited vision and one who is out of control. You impress no one with your immature actions.

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