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Trayvon Martin Shooting Death Sparks Outrage on Social Media

There are 66323 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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TRUTH

Bowling Green, KY

#31735 Jul 11, 2012
By justice I mean: Martin got what he deserved (though unfortunate) by threatening the life of another man. His age is not important when considering whether what Zimmerman did was justified.

Don't get mad. You guys get so riled up. The TRUTH is the TRUTH.
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#31736 Jul 11, 2012
zazz wrote:
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"If we had arrested him," Lee said that day, "we feel we would have violated his constitutional rights.… I'm not going to violate the trust and oath that I took and arrest somebody, violate their rights."
Said Serino, "The best evidence we have is the testimony of George Zimmerman.… We did not have enough for an arrest warrant."
Police and prosecutors use the same evidentiary standard — probable cause — whether they arrest someone at the scene of a crime, do it later using an arrest warrant or file a criminal charge directly without an arrest.
Lee, fired two weeks ago, would not discuss why he said one thing in public but had his agency quietly ask prosecutors to charge Zimmerman. A public-relations agency issued a short statement that it attributed to him:
"As I have stated consistently, at the time and based on the evidence and testimony we had, we did not have probable cause to make a physical arrest."
His agency recommended the manslaughter charge on paper, the statement said, because without it, prosecutors would not have taken over the investigation.
A week and a half later, the investigation was out of Wolfinger's hands as well. Gov. Rick Scott appointed Special Prosecutor Angela Corey, and on April 11, she charged Zimmerman with second-degree murder and had him arrested.
Department spokesman Sgt. David Morgenstern and Mayor Jeff Triplett both said they had no idea why Lee and Serino said one thing in public but filed paperwork saying the opposite.
At the time, Sanford police were being pummeled by critics who accused them of conducting an inept and biased investigation and covering up for a wannabe cop.
The most vocal at the time were local leaders of the Urban League and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown and scores of local black Sanford residents, some of whom accused the department of a long history of harassing blacks and ignoring black crime victims.
An estimated 400 people packed a Sanford church March 14 for a rally organized by a black televangelist from Baltimore.
Much of the evidence gathered by Sanford police, including paperwork, photos, witness statements and videos, has since been released and gives a fuller picture of how much work the agency did and how fully the agency investigated Trayvon's shooting.
Sanford police repeatedly canvassed the neighborhood looking for witnesses, handcuffed Zimmerman and took him to police headquarters, where they interrogated him that night before releasing him but kept his gun and clothes and took DNA samples.
They also re-interviewed him several times; had him undergo a voice-stress analysis, a lower-tech version of a lie-detector test; and aggressively challenged inconsistencies in his account.
It was the release by the special prosecutor on May 17 and June 26 of records documenting Sanford police work that revealed that when they handed off the case to prosecutors, police reported they had enough evidence to charge Zimmerman.
http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2012-07-0...
"everything I've seen says -- there was NEVER any probable cause to arrest him -- lest prosecute him. Sanford Police stand by their original decision -- because they were right! I predict -- the case will be dismissed at a proper motion at some time in the future -- and if not -- that decision will be reversed on appeal."

Jon H Gutmacher,Esq., Criminal Defense Lawyer and author of
Florida Firearms Law, Use and Ownership ,Seventh Edition
This is the definitive book on Florida firearms regulations and case law and is used by seven Florida police academies, over eighty law enforcemrnt agencies and every Florida Appellate court including the Florida Supreme Court.
TRUTH

Bowling Green, KY

#31737 Jul 11, 2012
Zimmerman should have never been arrested. The system worked initially by not charging the man. There was no probably cause. That's why the State Attorney Office (fulfilling their duties) instructed police to let him go for this very reason.

This whole case is sickening. Injustice for Zimmerman and a complete failure of law enforcement by failing to enforce the law with the New Black Panther Party. Shame on the US Dept of Justice whose job it is to investigate hate crimes. There definitely is probable cause to investigate the NBPP. Anyone who disagrees is simply another racist that is using the history of African American oppression for their own sick agenda.
Justice

United States

#31738 Jul 11, 2012
OMG! Wah wah wah, poor child killer. Are you his mommy? Either way, it's time to take that tit out of his mouth now. He's a grown man, legally.
Zimmerman supporters blame everyone-the victim, the victim's family, Sharpton, Jackson, Holder, Obama, the SAO, defense lawyers, and now the judge, but never think he should be held accountable for sh*t-storm he created by playing cop. Zimmerman is in this situation because of his own actions. Everyone's not out to 'get him'.
Zimmerman's story is only undisputed because the one person that could dispute it was MURDERED! That's nothing new though. Thug criminals have been doing it that way forever, leave no witnesses.
TRUTH

Bowling Green, KY

#31739 Jul 11, 2012
*probable
TRUTH

Bowling Green, KY

#31740 Jul 11, 2012
Justice wrote:
OMG! Wah wah wah, poor child killer. Are you his mommy? Either way, it's time to take that tit out of his mouth now. He's a grown man, legally.
Zimmerman supporters blame everyone-the victim, the victim's family, Sharpton, Jackson, Holder, Obama, the SAO, defense lawyers, and now the judge, but never think he should be held accountable for sh*t-storm he created by playing cop. Zimmerman is in this situation because of his own actions. Everyone's not out to 'get him'.
Zimmerman's story is only undisputed because the one person that could dispute it was MURDERED! That's nothing new though. Thug criminals have been doing it that way forever, leave no witnesses.
Finally, someone admits that there is no evidence to support Zimmerman's guilt and that people like this believe he is still guilty. What are you basing your views on then? I could speculate, but I don't want to stoop to your level.
TRUTH

Bowling Green, KY

#31741 Jul 11, 2012
You can't convict someone based on speculation. That's just for those of you who don't get that. You seem to comprise a large group of the population. It's all quite pathetic really. Try thinking for yourselves and quit sounding like the speculative ignoramuses that you apparently are.

“Get RIGHT or be left”

Since: Nov 07

www.dreamindemon.com

#31742 Jul 11, 2012
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>I guess you're saying there were no dead troops under bushie?
Wow.
Talk about a revisionist.
You would be guessing WRONG...but you are liberal, so we expect that.

You are being ASSumptive...but you are liberal, so we expect that.

You project your "revisionist" issues on others...but you are liberal, so we expect that as well.

There are dead soldiers under EVERY President of the US.

But you are SO obsessed with your buddie "Bushie".

Does he like hearing you say that as you bend over for him?

Do you really need to share your pathetic lifestyle with us?

“FEED THE DEAD FETUS”

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#31743 Jul 11, 2012
Jeff T in MPLS wrote:
<quoted text>
You would be guessing WRONG...but you are liberal, so we expect that.
You are being ASSumptive...but you are liberal, so we expect that.
You project your "revisionist" issues on others...but you are liberal, so we expect that as well.
There are dead soldiers under EVERY President of the US.
But you are SO obsessed with your buddie "Bushie".
Does he like hearing you say that as you bend over for him?
Do you really need to share your pathetic lifestyle with us?
Projecting is what Yeahboy does best.

Wait til he starts in on his pederasty agenda.

“Get RIGHT or be left”

Since: Nov 07

www.dreamindemon.com

#31744 Jul 11, 2012
Justice wrote:
OMG! Wah wah wah, poor child killer. Are you his mommy? Either way, it's time to take that tit out of his mouth now. He's a grown man, legally.
Zimmerman supporters blame everyone-the victim, the victim's family, Sharpton, Jackson, Holder, Obama, the SAO, defense lawyers, and now the judge, but never think he should be held accountable for sh*t-storm he created by playing cop. Zimmerman is in this situation because of his own actions. Everyone's not out to 'get him'.
Zimmerman's story is only undisputed because the one person that could dispute it was MURDERED! That's nothing new though. Thug criminals have been doing it that way forever, leave no witnesses.
How refreshing! More moronic comments from "Guilty until proven innocent" Justice!

So, you KNOW Zimmerman is guilty?

Do you always spew such bile at people who ask questions?

Notice that you don't have a problem the Holder and the DOJ for getting a law enforcement office KILLED.

Where is your "boo hoo hoo" for the Terry family?

Liberals, they want to government to suckle them from cradle to grave, as long as someone else pays for it!
Justice

United States

#31745 Jul 11, 2012
Haha, that's the only thing you got out of my post?
Read it again. I never said there was no evidence to support his guilt. I did mention though, his story was undisputed because the only person that could dispute it was MURDERED!!!
I base my views on common sense and logic. You obviously wouldn't know anything about that though.
And since I'm not a judge or jury, unfortunately I can't convict him of anything. That doesn't mean he didn't do anything wrong. And from the evidence I've seen and heard so far, I believe he's a murderer.

“FEED THE DEAD FETUS”

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#31746 Jul 11, 2012
Justice wrote:
Haha, that's the only thing you got out of my post?
Read it again. I never said there was no evidence to support his guilt. I did mention though, his story was undisputed because the only person that could dispute it was MURDERED!!!
I base my views on common sense and logic. You obviously wouldn't know anything about that though.
And since I'm not a judge or jury, unfortunately I can't convict him of anything. That doesn't mean he didn't do anything wrong. And from the evidence I've seen and heard so far, I believe he's a murderer.
Killing someone in self defense is not murder.

Plan on acquittal!!

:~)
Justice

United States

#31747 Jul 11, 2012
I guess everyone is supposed to accept the world as Denzel Washington's character put it in Training Day "It's not what you know, it's what you can prove."? Not me, no thanks, but please feel free to be manipulated as much as you like.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#31749 Jul 11, 2012
TRUTH wrote:
<quoted text>
Here's to the extent that your argument is based on physical evidence...there is no extent. You talk all kinds of smack yet don't provide one iota of supporting FACTS. It isn't a relevant fact to say that Zimmerman has admitted to shooting Martin. Again (just for you), it isn't that everyone who kills is a murderer. You just don't seem to get that. Everyone has a right to self-defense, and in this case, "Stand Your Ground" laws are irrelevant since Zimmerman, according to his undisputed story, was attacked on the ground just for walking back to his truck. There is no evidence to suggest that Zimmerman committed a crime during the night in question. He definitely did not commit murder--according to the available evidence.
Listen.
Quit making yourself sound slow. I know you have to be smarter than that. This case is bringing out the stupidity in many. So, don't feel too bad about it. It's a simple fix though. Quit being stupid and accept this case without considering race.
"Justice for Trayvon" is justice for Trayvon, but "Injustice for Zimmerman."
By the way, bails are set to discourage those awaiting trial from fleeing. Zimmerman had no intention of fleeing or he would have when he had the chance. It's not relevant as to the amount of money that Zimmerman has accrued. Zimmerman will continue to accrue money that will enable him to flee to another country for example. This whole bail thing is a way for the government to further harass this man.
lol! Why do you Zimmerman supporters continually bring race into the picture?

It's like without it, you have nothing to talk about!
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#31750 Jul 11, 2012
TRUTH wrote:
By justice I mean: Martin got what he deserved (though unfortunate) by threatening the life of another man. His age is not important when considering whether what Zimmerman did was justified.
Don't get mad. You guys get so riled up. The TRUTH is the TRUTH.
lol! Yes, you idiots do believe in vigilantism don't you?
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#31752 Jul 11, 2012
Jeff T in MPLS wrote:
<quoted text>
How refreshing! More moronic comments from "Guilty until proven innocent" Justice!
So, you KNOW Zimmerman is guilty?
Do you always spew such bile at people who ask questions?
Notice that you don't have a problem the Holder and the DOJ for getting a law enforcement office KILLED.
Where is your "boo hoo hoo" for the Terry family?
Liberals, they want to government to suckle them from cradle to grave, as long as someone else pays for it!
lol! Hey! Isn't it great that the justice system in America will FORCE Zimmerman to go through it?

His daddy must be proud!
Justice

United States

#31753 Jul 11, 2012
You're right zerosum. But the Zimmerman supporters think it can only be expected after going through such a 'traumatic' experience. They have excuses for everything Zimmerman has done, and of course, it's never his fault.
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#31754 Jul 11, 2012
Isn't it amazing that people believe a person has the right to try to beat a man to death as long as the perp is unarmed even when the victim is battered and pleading for help for at least forty seconds?? People have been tried for 2nd degree murder for doing just that, slamming a head on the ground and killing the person.If George wasn't armed it would be Martin on trial and it would be business as usual in the black community.

July 9,2012
BELLE GLADE(Fl)— On person was killed and three others were wounded after a shooting tonight in Belle Glade.
The incident happened at about 9:37 p.m. in the 500 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. One person, a man of unknown age, was pronounced dead at the scene, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Teri Barbera said."

As I recall from the tv news, 26 shell casings from an AK-47 were found at the scene.

Monday, July 9, 2012
Belle Glade woman shot to death Sunday identified

Authorities have identified a woman who was shot to death as she drove through Belle Glade early Sunday.
Shaqoya Butler, 26, of Belle Glade, was was turning onto Southwest C Street from Southwest 9th Street at about 2:30 a.m., when shots were fired, Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputies said. A female passenger in the car, who was not injured, said Butler slumped over the wheel. She was declared dead by emergency medical crews.

“Get RIGHT or be left”

Since: Nov 07

www.dreamindemon.com

#31756 Jul 11, 2012
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Hey! Isn't it great that the justice system in America will FORCE Zimmerman to go through it?
His daddy must be proud!
Your post is a great example of liberal (non)thinking!

Did you address a single point? Nope.

Did you whine? Gloat? Make a personal affront against someone you don't even know? Yup, yup and yup.

So, you hold Holder and the DoJ responsible for the murder of Terry, right?

So you would want to see justice in that situation?

Or do you only take enough time from your Judge Judy reruns to wet yourself over something you don't know a thing about? Yes you do.

We can see that.
Jackson Strap

Denver, CO

#31757 Jul 11, 2012
Be Truthful Be Free wrote:
<quoted text>

You are right, Zazz.

The Chicago fool who's stealing other's profile names is a man-lover but NO man wants him.

Just like the women don't want him.

He's tired of carrying on a conversation with himself, now he's copying other's user names.

Poor boy, he's gone delirious as well as bitter.
You a liar!

You an identity theif!

Have at it Crisco.

Everybody know it you.

You the one who's beyond bitter.

You a full blown hatemonger.

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