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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Roofis wit da Gold Toofis

Lakeland, FL

#146 Jul 21, 2013
Big Time wrote:
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No arrests have been made.
The child was shot in the face and died at the scene, and the mother was shot in the leg and taken to Southeast Georgia Health System’s Brunswick hospital.
The mother, who along with her son was not identified, described the shooter as a black male, 13 to 15 years old, 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-9, slender and wearing a red shirt. He was accompanied by another black male who she said was 10 to 12 years old and wearing a black shirt.
The shooting took place about 9:15 a.m. as the victims strolled along London Street in the city’s historic Old Town district.
The mother lived in a rental house just around the corner on Union Street, police said. Neighbors across the street said they did not know her.
“The situation we had here this morning is quite disturbing,” Green said.
Every police agency in Glynn County and some from outside the county sent officers to help in the door-to-door search.
The interagency Brunswick-Glynn County Violent Crimes Task Force came to the scene. The Camden County Sheriff’s Office sent a tracking dog team and other deputies, and Georgia Department of Natural Resources rangers were also in on the search.
A DNR helicopter flew slowly overhead and four Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents worked the crime scene.
The searchers wore bulletproof vests and some carried shotguns or fully automatic rifles.
“Whatever we can do to help the city, that’s what we’re going to do,” Glynn County Sheriff Neal Jump said.
The police presence had diminished by nightfall, however, as many of Glynn County's officers responded to a brief armed standoff at a house just north of the city limit.
Residents began venturing out, most of them walking dogs. A few stopped to talk to neighbors turned toward the block where the child was killed. None said they knew the victims.
Brunswick Mayor Bryan Thompson appeared angry as he spoke at a news conference, urging any citizens with knowledge of the crime to contact police.
“If you know something and don’t call, you are complicit in this crime,” he said
Of course after the Arrest, main stream media can't be found,...
I remember the story. I just hoped she wasn't making this up while blaming blacks. The Democratic establishment has created these little monster baby daddy Gangstas and we are ALL paying! Das raht Smh

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#147 Jul 21, 2013
RoofisWorried4rbarefoot wrote:
<quoted text> What lies have I posted?
Short term memory loss?

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#148 Jul 21, 2013
John In North Carolina wrote:
I think my murder and my mommy’s wounding made the news for maybe a day, and then disappeared.
Hits: About 16,400,000 results (0.33 seconds)

Disappeared?

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#149 Jul 21, 2013
David523 wrote:
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Interesting issue. Do you have a link to a story?
Several million.
drinK the Hive

New York, NY

#150 Jul 21, 2013
"The Whole Problem With The World Is That Fool' And Fanatics Are Always So Certain Of Themselves - But Wiser People So Full Of Doubts."

Bertrand Russell...

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#151 Jul 21, 2013
John In North Carolina wrote:
A Grand Jury of my mommy's peers from Brunswick, Georgia ruled the black teens who murdered me will not face the death penalty...
The killers were not 18 years old.

Putting aside the lie aside, Georgia LAW precludes the death penalty for persons not yet 18.
Roofis OWNS shoes

Lakeland, FL

#152 Jul 21, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Short term memory loss?
Must be. I don't remember. Lol Tell me.

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#153 Jul 21, 2013
John In North Carolina wrote:
Oh, and President Obama didn’t take a single moment to acknowledge my murder.
Have you taken a moment to acknowledge this murder:

BOYD COUNTY, Ky.(WSAZ)-- A teenager accused of killing his girlfriend's baby pleaded not guilty to the charge Friday.

18-year-old High School student Brett Thompson, of Stanton, Ky., was arraigned Friday in Boyd County Court.

Thompson has been indicted on a murder charge after his girlfriend's two-month-old daughter died earlier this month from a skull fracture.

Thompson will be back in court in August for a pre-trial conference.

Bond has been set at $100,000 for Thompson.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information.

He's a white guy.

PS: you won't find 16 million hits when you google his name.

Maybe with some 16,000 murders a year (including many infants)- there just isn't enough time to acknowledge every single murder of every child killed?

“Home In Georgia Now”

Since: Jul 07

The "City of Gold" in Georgia

#154 Jul 21, 2013
Roofis wit da Gold Toofis wrote:
<quoted text> Very few things make me tear up. I haven't got the words. God bless you. Continue this noble crusade Sir. I couldn't do it.
I can not take the credit for this item. I found it on another site and am only passing it on.

“Karma”

Since: Apr 12

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#155 Jul 21, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
The President was brought up in an upper middle class home, went to private schools, college Harvard, etc. Trayvon was brought up in a drug infested lower class neighborhood known for its gangs, and criminal activities. No that couldn't have been Obama. The truth isn't in Obama. He will lie about anything
it doesn't matter what neighborhood you are from black is black and racism still exists. Successful BM are subject to racial profiling as well sometimes more! If a BM is driving a nice late model car a Mercedes for example they will still get pulled over for suspicion of car theft. Women still clutch their purses when a BM comes around! People still STEROTYPE all the time PLEASE!! Like Obama said that could of been him he could of been visiting family and got stalked and followed just because he was a black kid in a hoodie. White America doesn't have a clue what's going on living in a bubble of pretend racial equality SMDH

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#156 Jul 21, 2013
John In North Carolina wrote:
<quoted text>I can not take the credit for this item. I found it on another site and am only passing it on.
Yes.

It's called plagiarism.

Also- rounded refuted.

Maybe should spend more time concerned with children who are killed by guns rather than the color of the children who one color or the other.
Truth

Columbus, GA

#159 Jul 21, 2013
Blaq honey wrote:
<quoted text> it doesn't matter what neighborhood you are from black is black and racism still exists. Successful BM are subject to racial profiling as well sometimes more! If a BM is driving a nice late model car a Mercedes for example they will still get pulled over for suspicion of car theft. Women still clutch their purses when a BM comes around! People still STEROTYPE all the time PLEASE!! Like Obama said that could of been him he could of been visiting family and got stalked and followed just because he was a black kid in a hoodie. White America doesn't have a clue what's going on living in a bubble of pretend racial equality SMDH
Black s are just as racist as you think whites are
http://columbus.wtvm.com/news/news/75993-dash...
Just keep perpetrating the myth of persecution, or use it as an excuse for underachieving, but don't think for one damn minute your race isn't just as racist as any other.
We all know better.
MeToo

Huntersville, NC

#160 Jul 21, 2013
guest wrote:
Obama's comments were VERY un-Presidential because Barak Obama is THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
He has BIGGER issues to be dealing with/commenting on than a LOCAL ISSUE.
It's not for him to comment about a LOCAL ISSUE, because the Federal Government has zero business (unless CLEARLY justified) has nothing to do with the jury decision of those Sanford fl jurors.
I'm not sure who's pulling our presidents strings, but he REALLY NEVER SHOULD HAVE COMMENTED on this case.
The PRESIDENT of the UNITED STATES, has GLOBAL ISSUES to be dealing with.
I'm VERY DISAPPOINTED in our president. He is (should be/have been) above LOWERING HIMSELF, but dealing with local crime.
AS a so-called black person, it's DISTURBING, that the LEADER Of THE 'FREE WORLD', is actually involving himself in 'local' matters.
Simply mind blowing. But his actions leads me to believe that Obama's 'strings are being pulled', and SOMEONE wants to start a RACE WAR.
Why the HELL should the leader of the free world comment on a LOCAL ISSUE?
Being that we all know his only job has been a community rabble rouser, uh I mean organizer. He isn't qualified for a damn thing except portraying Pinocchio.

“Karma”

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#161 Jul 21, 2013
Truth wrote:
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Black s are just as racist as you think whites are
http://columbus.wtvm.com/news/news/75993-dash...
Just keep perpetrating the myth of persecution, or use it as an excuse for underachieving, but don't think for one damn minute your race isn't just as racist as any other.
We all know better.
I didn't say some blacks weren't racist but atleast we have a reason to dislike white people over 400 years of oppression having to fight for civil rights , sitting in the back of the bus having to give your seat up for white people. Colored only water fountain Whites only restaurant . Racial profiling (till this day ) beating lynching, raping, tar and feather PLEASE!!!! Not even a comparison!!! This is not about who's more racist the FACT is racial profiling still exists and you all walk around thinking you are so much better than everyone and you are not. It's another FACT that black people face more discrimination than any race!!! Black men even have longer sentences in jail for the same crime a white man committed. Study after study proves that! So like I said it doesn't matter who's more racist even though everyone knows white people are the most racist the fact is you don't face the same unfair treatment and Sterotypes that we face.!! Most of you live in a fake bubble clueless to what's really going on!!!

“Karma”

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#162 Jul 21, 2013
o-h-r-e-a-l-l-y wrote:
<quoted text>Only the retarded liberals think you animals are "equal".
animals lol!! Don't get me started old man. Your entire existence on this earth has been barbaric please everywhere you go you steal, kill , rape and spread disease !!
Now when you say " animal" do you mean those leopard brown spots you get on the back of your hands when you hit 30?????
Truth

Columbus, GA

#164 Jul 21, 2013
Blaq honey wrote:
<quoted text> I didn't say some blacks weren't racist but atleast we have a reason to dislike white people over 400 years of oppression having to fight for civil rights , sitting in the back of the bus having to give your seat up for white people. Colored only water fountain Whites only restaurant . Racial profiling (till this day ) beating lynching, raping, tar and feather PLEASE!!!! Not even a comparison!!! This is not about who's more racist the FACT is racial profiling still exists and you all walk around thinking you are so much better than everyone and you are not. It's another FACT that black people face more discrimination than any race!!! Black men even have longer sentences in jail for the same crime a white man committed. Study after study proves that! So like I said it doesn't matter who's more racist even though everyone knows white people are the most racist the fact is you don't face the same unfair treatment and Sterotypes that we face.!! Most of you live in a fake bubble clueless to what's really going on!!!
Its like this preacher was talking about you.
http://youtu.be/DAFPIPiyoqA

All I hear are excuses, you better learn to quit blaming all your failures in life on another races or racism, whatever.
You dear, are the one who is clueless to whats going on.
All that hate inside you gonna burn you up.

“racists are funny”

Since: Mar 11

Columbus Ohio

#166 Jul 21, 2013
o-h-r-e-a-l-l-y wrote:
<quoted text>Only the retarded liberals think you animals are "equal".
they are not equal to you because you are way below good human people whatever color
Roofis chides barefoot

Lakeland, FL

#167 Jul 21, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Short term memory loss?
Soooo, what lies have I told and what aka's am I? You sound like that crazy Indian NutsoDivine Hag. Das raht
Truth

Columbus, GA

#168 Jul 21, 2013
Watch and learn, why are you so easily manipulated?
http://youtu.be/Ebu6Yvzs4Ls
The facts of the case are plain.
The will NEVER be a Civil Rights charge, NEVER.

http://youtu.be/Ebu6Yvzs4Ls

Do you know how ridiculous you are???
US Huh

Hampton, VA

#172 Jul 21, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Hitler made weapons more available for citizens, not less available.
In fact.
I know: you don't deal in facts.
PS: Godwin's Law.
I think 10 million Jews would disagree with you.

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