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Trayvon Martin Shooting Death Sparks Outrage on Social Media

There are 66305 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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Mililani, HI

#44867 Dec 25, 2012
Here Is One wrote:
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I see you have not listened to the same tapes I have
You can hear him get out of the car
You can hear him running
You can hear him stop running
You can hear him say he is going to the front to get a address
Are you telling us these tapes are fake???
Are you also telling us you can read minds???
Ya might want to check your meds
lol! Thank you son! For showing that Zimmerman went AFTER Martin with his loaded weapon!

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#44868 Dec 25, 2012
Be Truthful Be Free wrote:
<quoted text>Once again your opinion doesn't match up to the facts. You sure you're talking about the Thug Zimmerman case?

And, btw, when a murder is committed it doesn't really matter who was bigger or the color of skin. I know, you like to make a deal about the color of the victim. That's why you always mention it.

But just in case you haven't heard...

It's against the law to go around murdering Black children.

Keep up.
What facts???

We have the 911 tape and two witnesses plus physical evidence

Zim has injuries that are consistent to the attack he described

The gun was point blank range when fired

The witness heard the shot when they were on the ground

Zim had every right in the world to ask the punk questions and to follow him

The punk had zero right to be in the private property

The punk good have went home but made a fatal mistake and attacked Zim

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#44869 Dec 25, 2012
Tamara wrote:
<quoted text>Oh so am I supposed to believe that you were there? Why should I believe your version? The prosecutor will prove nothing and Zimmerman will walk. Sharpton will fan the racial flames and there will be more violence.....until the next time a black punk gets his comeuppance. Then Sharpton will spew his racial hatred again and again, like he always has, until the country finally rejects him, and all those who come after him.

I believe that you're the one who is attempting to write fiction. When George releases his first book it will be a book of non-fiction. It ought to be more interesting than your fiction novel. The truth is stranger than fiction.
100 percent correct
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#44870 Dec 25, 2012
Here Is One wrote:
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Tell us how someone that attacks another person is a victim???
lol! That's the question I keep asking myself about you people. The only person with a weapon was Zimmerman. And he used it after stalking Martin.

We already know all of this as being factual son.

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#44871 Dec 25, 2012
Here Is One wrote:
<quoted text>The punk attacked Zim ..........

Raise your fist at me and I will respond with force

Just tell me you are going to attack me and I will respond with force
C'mon man, it Christmas!

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#44872 Dec 25, 2012
Be Truthful Be Free wrote:
<quoted text>Two things...

First, height and weight is NOT a determinant in whether one is a child. Never has been, never will be.

Second, you have your set of facts wrong...AGAIN.

Why don't you check out what the medical examiner says Travon's height and weight was at the time he was murdered. Go ahead, don't be shy. The Truth won't bite you.
When you are attacked there is no law that says you must ask the age of the perp before blowing their brains out

Zim was knocked to the ground and we have two witness and injuries that agree

Punks beware

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#44873 Dec 25, 2012
Here Is One wrote:
<quoted text>Wrong again

You can legally shot anyone that is attacking you or about to attack you if you fear bodily harm
No, you are Wrong...AGAIN.

Here is what Just Passing By posted...

"It isn't legal to shoot a kid for no reason other than having a little man complex and being a cop wanna be."

He is totally correct. You are wrong!

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#44874 Dec 25, 2012
Sick of it wrote:
Yes alot of people were and are mad. A innosent young kid got shot and killed for nor eason other then he was black. SIMPLE. Zimmerman should get death penalty...SIMPLE
Did you forget Zim was knocked to the ground and sustained injuries???

Punks beware

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#44875 Dec 25, 2012
xxxrayted wrote:
<quoted text>Oh Lord, you don't know how I wish you were prosecuting this case. LOL!
And you don't know how I wish you were Thug Zimmerman's lawyer.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#44876 Dec 25, 2012
Here Is One wrote:
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What facts???
We have the 911 tape and two witnesses plus physical evidence
Zim has injuries that are consistent to the attack he described
The gun was point blank range when fired
The witness heard the shot when they were on the ground
Zim had every right in the world to ask the punk questions and to follow him
The punk had zero right to be in the private property
The punk good have went home but made a fatal mistake and attacked Zim
Zimmerman slipped and fell. Or ran into a tree.

Injuries still consistent.

Sorry son. So far, your guessing isn't working much.

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#44877 Dec 25, 2012
Be Truthful Be Free wrote:
<quoted text>If one is 17 when he is murdered in the state of Florida, he is a child.

NO EXCEPTIONS.

Go ahead, look it up.

Also, your research skills are lacking. Go beyond Wikipedia and go straight to the source to find the exact weight and height of Trayvon on the night he was murdered.

I done gave you the source already.

The Truth is waiting for you. Don't be afraid. It won't bite.
Even if you are under 18 and you attack or threaten to attack someone they legally can put a bullet in you....

All you need to prove is that you were in fear of bodily harm........

That is the law and you can't disprove it
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#44878 Dec 25, 2012
Here Is One wrote:
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Did you forget Zim was knocked to the ground and sustained injuries???
Punks beware
lol! Slipped and fell.

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#44879 Dec 25, 2012
xxxrayted wrote:
<quoted text>You have no idea what you're talking about. The only way a jury can decide on a lesser charge is if the lesser charge was included in the charges. You can't make up charges as a juror. If that were the case, then what would be the point of a prosecutor? The jury would just hear the case and then decide what they will charge him with. A jury cannot make up their own charges.
Correct

A jury can only find a person guilty or not guilty of the charges he was charged of

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#44880 Dec 25, 2012
Sick of it wrote:
<quoted text>Yet you think a murdered innosent young black kid is fine right you KKK trash?????????? ZIMMERMAN STALKED AND HARASSED AND WHEN TRAYVON DEFENDED HIMSELF ZIMMERMAN SHOT AND KILLED POOR YOUNG TRAYVON..........FACT IS FACT KKK TRASH.....
There is no law against asking a person questions or following them........PERIOD

The punk matched the description of a burglary suspect down to the bike

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#44881 Dec 25, 2012
xxxrayted wrote:
<quoted text>I'm interested in seeing all of it. For me, it will be better than the OJ case which I just got bored with. As a CCW holder, I have more of a personal stake in this case than any other.
Then you should be much more interested in legislation making its way through the Florida senate.

In either case, it won't have a direct impact on you because you're in Ohio. This case and legislation is in Florida.

You are in Ohio, right?

At least that's what you've told us a few times.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#44882 Dec 25, 2012
Here Is One wrote:
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Even if you are under 18 and you attack or threaten to attack someone they legally can put a bullet in you....
All you need to prove is that you were in fear of bodily harm........
That is the law and you can't disprove it
lol! Son, it's your type of thinking that gets people into trouble. That's a fact.

You're just too stupid to know it....

"Texas ‘stand your ground’ shooter headed to prison
By Jason Sickles, Yahoo!| The Lookout – Wed, Jun 27, 2012

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A Texas man convicted of shooting and killing his unarmed neighbor during a dispute over loud music received a 40-year prison sentence on Wednesday.

Raul Rodriguez, 47, faced a minimum of five years and a maximum of life in prison. He claimed he shot schoolteacher Kelly Danaher in self-defense under Texas' version of the "stand your ground" law.

But prosecutors argued Rodriguez provoked the incident by confronting Danaher, 36, and his friends with a handgun and demanding they quiet down at a late-night birthday party in May 2010.

The Houston case captured more attention in the wake of Trayvon Martin's death in Florida. There, George Zimmerman says he was being attacked and cited the state's "stand your ground" law after shooting the unarmed teen. But prosecutors charged him with second-degree murder.

Two dozen states reportedly now allow citizens to stand their ground even outside their home. The specifics vary by state, but generally justify a person not retreating and using deadly force when a threat is perceived.

As in Florida, Texas law includes public areas, "if a person has a right to be present at a location where force is used."

But veteran attorney Andy Drumheller told Yahoo News that the Houston jury appeared to draw a line with Rodriguez leaving his home and going down the street.

"The law is not designed to create this bubble that you can carry with you everywhere you go," said Drumheller, a former prosecutor now practicing criminal defense in Houston. "The jury's verdict is a cautionary statement on the limits of this defense."

The Rodriguez case is also unique because the former firefighter was recording video during much of the ordeal.

Rodriguez, who had been calling police about the loud party, dialed 911 again as both sides shouted at each other near Danaher's dark driveway.

"Tell you what, pal, you just pulled a gun on the wrong [expletive], OK?" one of the partygoers is heard telling Rodriguez on the home video.

Seconds later the partygoer warns, "When I go in that house and I come back, don't think I won't be equal to you, baby."

Rodriguez, who told police he suspected the men were drunk, tells the 911 operator that he's scared and will defend himself, if needed.

"I don't want to do this, and it all started over them playing their music real loud … it's about to get out of hand, Sir. Please help me. "

Seconds later, he says, "I'm standing my ground here, now these people are going to try and kill me."

The video is dark when Danaher and two other men apparently lunged toward him, laughing loudly. Rodriguez fired his gun, killing Danaher and injuring two others.

In lobbying jurors for a lenient sentence, defense attorney Bill Stradley blamed the tragedy on his client's misunderstanding of the state's "stand your ground" law. Something he predicts will happen with other Texas gun owners in the future.

"And they will find themselves, like Raul Rodriguez, charged with murder," said Stradley, according to the Houston Chronicle...."
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Mililani, HI

#44883 Dec 25, 2012
Here Is One wrote:
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Correct
A jury can only find a person guilty or not guilty of the charges he was charged of
lol! If that's the advice your attorney gave you, I suggest you change attorney's son!

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#44884 Dec 25, 2012
Here Is One wrote:
<quoted text>He said he did

He told the 911 operator he did

Good enough for me

Someone about to commit a crime does not call 911

Someone not committing a crime and is being harassed does call 911

Zim called 911 and the punk did not..........
Thug Zimmerman did NOT tell the 911 operator that he identified himself to Trayvon.

No matter how you slice and dice it, you cannot get around that. EVER.

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#44885 Dec 25, 2012
Sick of it wrote:
<quoted text>Trayvon defended himself from Zimmermans attack....Then Zimmerman MURDERED TRAYVON.....facts bother you dont they KKK trash.
What proof do you have???

Did Zim have injuries to his hands from striking someone like the punk did??

No law against asking questions or following someone

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#44886 Dec 25, 2012
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Son, we can prove Zimmerman attacked Martin.

And that's Zimmerman's BIGGEST problem!
Really

In your dreams???

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