Trayvon Martin Shooting Death Sparks Outrage on Social Media

Mar 22, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Wall Street Journal

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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Alpha Male

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Buffalo Bill wrote:
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I've been to the pier, Clearwater Beach is a great place.
Mom and Pop Motels and small businesses are going to be a thing of the past out here on the beaches pretty soon.
Between taxes and insurance and the recession it's not like it was 20 - 30 years ago.
Taxes and insurance alone are enough to bury you out here, throw in a recession and some inflation and its all over.
Weekly, monthly and seasonal rentals are down 90% at some establishments.
The next generation won't even have a fraction of the opportunities that we had.
Yep, I bailed and go to the keys. Spent 25 years visiting, but it just changed too much for me. Clearwater was a jewel for a long time.
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That's the time of the morning that you want to be packing. If somebody approaches your vehicle and tries something then you got a fighting chance.
Liberals are afraid of that.
They don't want anything standing in the way of kidnapping, rape, and murder. It's a lot easier when the victim can't fight back.
You are right.
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TALK ABOUT SPECULATION YOU PUT THE S IN THE WORD.
THE LAST REPORTS OF A WHITE LITTLE GIRL BEING ABDUTED,WAS BY A WHITE MAN NOT A BLACK MAN. THE HOOD WAS ON HIS HEAD CAUSE
IT WAS RAINING, HE WAS WEARING SWEATS AND IT HAD A HOOD ON IT OH MY GOD WERE DO THESE PEOPLE COME FROM. WHAT'S UR IQ(0)
ZIMMERMAN ACTED LIKE A RACIST FOOL, AND YOU SOUND LIKE ONE.
THIS CASE IS NOT BASE ON WHAT IF, ITS BASE ON FACTS ZIMMERMAN KILL THIS MAN COLD BLOODED KILLER WHICH SHOULD BE FIRST DEGREE PREMEDITATED, HE DESERVES LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE OR THE DEATH PENTLY! FOR YOUR STUPIDITY YOU NEED TO BE MADE TO PULL THE SWITCH
ON THE DEATH PENTLY THAT WILL KILL ZIMMERMAN! STUPID, NOW THAT JUSTIC!
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George Zimmerman sues NBC over Trayvon Martin reports

Lawyers for George Zimmerman filed suit today against NBC Universal Media over a well-publicized editing error that portrayed their client in racist terms in his pursuit of Trayvon Martin on a drizzly evening in February.

“NBC saw the death of Trayvon Martin not as a tragedy but as an opportunity to increase ratings, and so to set about the myth that George Zimmerman was a racist and predatory villain,” states the civil complaint in its opening salvo against NBC.

NBC’s editing of the 911 audiotape in the Martin case became a public fixation after the media-monitoring Web site

NewsBusters.org noted editing oddities on a “Today” show broadcast March 27. Here’s how NBC News portrayed the audiotape:

Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.

The full tape went like this:

Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. Or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining and he’s just walking around, looking about.

Dispatcher: OK, and this guy — is he black, white or Hispanic?

Zimmerman: He looks black.

Zimmerman thus didn’t volunteer a racial profile of Martin; he was asked to provide it, a point that the lawsuit makes in colorful fashion:“NBC created this false and defamatory misimpression using the oldest form of yellow journalism: manipulating Zimmerman’s own words, splicing together disparate parts of the recording to create illusions of statements that Zimmerman never actually made.”

The suit against NBC alleges four other instances in which NBC-produced shows aired false and defamatory versions of the same events. Zimmerman faces a second-degree murder charge in the case.
The botched edits, charges the suit, were far from innocent mistakes:“Defendants pounced on the Zimmerman/Martin matter because they knew this tragedy could be, with proper sensationalizing and manipulation, a racial powderkeg that would result in months, if not years, of topics for their failing news programs, particularly the plummeting ratings for their ailing “Today Show” as well as for the individual defendants to “make their mark” for reporting a [manipulated] story such as this.” Individual defendants are Lilia Luciano and Jeff Burnside, NBC employees involved in early cases of Zimmerman mis-editing.
Following a public uproar over the tape-doctoring, NBC News issued a statement on the matter saying this:“During our investigation it became evident that there was an error made in the production process that we deeply regret. We will be taking the necessary steps to prevent this from happening in the future and apologize to our viewers.”

Such contrition didn’t impress the Zimmerman camp.“Only after the defendants’ malicious acts were uncovered and exposed by other media outlets … did defendant NBC ‘apologize’ and terminate some of those in its employ responsible for the yellow journalism identified in this Complaint.” Zimmerman himself never received an apology from the defendants, according to the suit.

The suit doesn’t specify a dollar amount of damages that Zimmerman is seeking.“That’s showmanship,” says James Beasley, the Philadelphia-based lawyer representing Zimmerman in the suit.
Beasley declined to comment on whether he’d already had any discussions with NBC.“I don’t want to talk about that. I can’t talk about that. But let’s just say I don’t think it’s going to get settled.”

On that question, at least, Beasley and NBC appear to agree. When asked about the complaint, NBC Universal issued this statement:“We strongly disagree with the accusations made in the complaint. There was no intent to portray Mr. Zimmerman unfairly. We intend to vigorously defend our position in court.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik
wemple/wp/2012/12/06/george-zi mmerman-sues-nbc-over-trayvon- martin-reports/
I hope Sharpton is next.
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<quoted text>lol! Well gee son! You sure have been to a lot of places.
Maybe one day you can visit "reality."
But I don't really think it's your cup of tea!
You can keep your sheet hole. I cancelled day's and left early for Maui. Hanauma Bay was ok for the day, except for the guy that drown. Went out around the big coral piece and got caught in the wash. Kinda creepy how much people know huh? You can keep Baraka. Rumor has it that the first couple is seeking to buy a $35 million estate in Hawaii, move-in date, Jan. 2013. Will the first couple really leave Chicago behind?
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TALK ABOUT SPECULATION YOU PUT THE S IN THE WORD.
THE LAST REPORTS OF A WHITE LITTLE GIRL BEING ABDUTED,WAS BY A WHITE MAN NOT A BLACK MAN. THE HOOD WAS ON HIS HEAD CAUSE
IT WAS RAINING, HE WAS WEARING SWEATS AND IT HAD A HOOD ON IT OH MY GOD WERE DO THESE PEOPLE COME FROM. WHAT'S UR IQ(0)
ZIMMERMAN ACTED LIKE A RACIST FOOL, AND YOU SOUND LIKE ONE.
THIS CASE IS NOT BASE ON WHAT IF, ITS BASE ON FACTS ZIMMERMAN KILL THIS MAN COLD BLOODED KILLER WHICH SHOULD BE FIRST DEGREE PREMEDITATED, HE DESERVES LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE OR THE DEATH PENTLY! FOR YOUR STUPIDITY YOU NEED TO BE MADE TO PULL THE SWITCH
ON THE DEATH PENTLY THAT WILL KILL ZIMMERMAN! STUPID, NOW THAT JUSTIC!
Zimmerman won't serve another day!

You talk like you'll be in the slam before the week is out.
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Alpha Male wrote:
<quoted text> You can keep your sheet hole. I cancelled day's and left early for Maui. Hanauma Bay was ok for the day, except for the guy that drown. Went out around the big coral piece and got caught in the wash. Kinda creepy how much people know huh? You can keep Baraka. Rumor has it that the first couple is seeking to buy a $35 million estate in Hawaii, move-in date, Jan. 2013. Will the first couple really leave Chicago behind?
lol! Not really son. So... you were a tourist?

And this is supposed to scare me... how?
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Zimmerman won't serve another day!
You talk like you'll be in the slam before the week is out.
lol! Is that how you know how it's like?

wow son.
Buffalo Bill

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Yep, I bailed and go to the keys. Spent 25 years visiting, but it just changed too much for me. Clearwater was a jewel for a long time.
I used to drive over to Clearwater just to look at all the old wooden ships and yachts that were docked down there. That was over 30 years ago, before the Scientologists occupied the place.

They all used to walk around downtown with their uniforms on, it was freaking weird, they're some sick people alright.

There was only about 8 million people in the State back then, now there's over 20 million.

Everything changed.
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lol!

Is that how you know how it's like?

wow son.
We're so sorry about uncle Junior son!

We had no idea he was anally abusing you!

Sorry son.
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We're so sorry about uncle Junior son!
We had no idea he was anally abusing you!
Sorry son.
lol! Not me son, you! Something about getting some "beffalo meat" and not caring how it was cooked!
Buffalo Bill

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lol! Not really son. So... you were a tourist?

And this is supposed to scare me... how?
He wasn't trying to scare you son.

He was just commenting on the "small world concept", you know, the Six degrees of Kevin Bacon thing.

Dog, you need to 86 that fat bag of stinkweed you been smoking out of and go out and get yourself some of that "paranoid free sh!t"!

Chill dog!

Don't think about uncle Junior, chill!

You'll be alright.
Alpha Male

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Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Not really son. So... you were a tourist?
And this is supposed to scare me... how?
I know enough, but who really cares. No scare meant.

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<quoted text>I don't know what you're taliking about.

I never had any posts removed from, by, or on Topix.

Understand?..... numbnut?
You can play with words all you want.

The point isn't that you had posts removed from Topix. It is that Topix removed your filthy posts themselves or as a result of others reporting you.

Got that, Ignorant Jerk?
Buffalo Bill

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lol!

Something about getting some "beffalo meat" and not caring how it was cooked!
Oh I almost forgot, you'll eat just about anything as long as it walks around on all fours, right son?

Make mine well done, I don't crave the bloody meat like most of you little...(whoops)...do.

Get a grip son.

Eat something!

Woof woof woof woof......

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<quoted text>A felony? Your racist perspective is comical because Zimmerman didn't commit a felony. He reported a suspicious person and was on his way to meet the police until he was attacked by thug Martin.
The state of Florida says Thug Zimmerman committed a felony (murder).

You didn't know? Where you been? It's been in all the newspapers and on TV.

Keep up.

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<quoted text>What law did he break in defending himself???
Murder

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<quoted text>TALK ABOUT SPECULATION YOU PUT THE S IN THE WORD.
THE LAST REPORTS OF A WHITE LITTLE GIRL BEING ABDUTED,WAS BY A WHITE MAN NOT A BLACK MAN. THE HOOD WAS ON HIS HEAD CAUSE
IT WAS RAINING, HE WAS WEARING SWEATS AND IT HAD A HOOD ON IT OH MY GOD WERE DO THESE PEOPLE COME FROM. WHAT'S UR IQ(0)
ZIMMERMAN ACTED LIKE A RACIST FOOL, AND YOU SOUND LIKE ONE.
THIS CASE IS NOT BASE ON WHAT IF, ITS BASE ON FACTS ZIMMERMAN KILL THIS MAN COLD BLOODED KILLER WHICH SHOULD BE FIRST DEGREE PREMEDITATED, HE DESERVES LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE OR THE DEATH PENTLY! FOR YOUR STUPIDITY YOU NEED TO BE MADE TO PULL THE SWITCH
ON THE DEATH PENTLY THAT WILL KILL ZIMMERMAN! STUPID, NOW THAT JUSTIC!
That degenerate is, indeed, a racist.

Many people do feel that a charge of 1st degree murder is warranted in this case.

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<quoted text>We're so sorry about uncle Junior son!

We had no idea he was anally abusing you!

Sorry son.
There you go again.

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<quoted text>I know enough, but who really cares. No scare meant.
You know enough to back up your claim of what the constitution says?

I say you don't. Don't you agree, boy?

Don't bother, I'll get my own coffee.

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