Trayvon Martin Shooting Death Sparks ...

Trayvon Martin Shooting Death Sparks Outrage on Social Media

There are 66306 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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Yeah

Mililani, HI

#58510 May 5, 2013
Leadville Lou wrote:
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"we" being loosely defined as morons like you, bj boy.
lol! You disagree I take it? wow
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#58511 May 5, 2013
Leadville Lou wrote:
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self defense is not a crime, ya' pussass cracka
Isn't that what Zimmerman will be trying to push son?

Or is that something new to you?
concerned

Carmel, IN

#58512 May 6, 2013
xxxrayted wrote:
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The similarities are race. In the Duke case, they just took the word of the black prostitute that she was abused. Evidence was ignored and it's that evidence that exonerated the accused white kids. After the trial when that evidence was made to the public, it was clear that the prosecutor wrongfully tried people. I believe he was sued and fired from that position.
This is the exact same thing because if Zim was black, it would have barely made the local papers. After all, blacks kill other blacks all the time in Democrat strongholds such as Chicago or Detroit and even where I live in Cleveland. Nobody cares.
Like the Duke case, the prosecutor wrongfully created false charges in spite of the evidence. There is no possible way that any evidence shows murder. It's all made up in spite of the opposing evidence. These charges were created solely because of the different races involved.
The politics of the day are to cow-tow to the black population because they are going to maintain the socialized government that has enslaved the hardworking taxpayers. The media assumed it was a 'white' guy (because of the last name,)which created the perfect storm by forcing the hand of the elected officials into bowing to their demands. Like the Duke case, it's all about the poor innocent and victimized black by the evil whites. In the Duke case, it was a double whammy because these boys were perceived to be rich. When the media can attack a RICH and WHITE person, it doesn't matter if they are kids with promising futures....it's all the more reason to destroy them and level the playing field. Once immigration 'reform' is over and the illegals come out in droves, socialism will be here to stay. The only way to break away from an oppressive government will be another civil war. History will repeat itself.

This is a case where the media is judge and jury. It's all about the brainwashing of the idiots who are easily manipulated by a biased press. It's very effective because oscumma was re-elected. It's effective because this trial is going to take place even though there doesn't seem to be the evidence to do so.
concerned

Carmel, IN

#58513 May 6, 2013
No Exuses wrote:
Liberal Ignorance and the Entitlement Mentality
Written on Monday, March 12, 2012 by David L. Goetsch
By promoting an entitlement mentality, liberals in Congress and the White House are sowing the seeds of America’s destruction. Because of an ever-growing list of social programs, subsidies, and entitlements, more than half of all Americans now look to the government for at least a portion of their sustenance. As a result, many American’s have come to view government as the solution to their problems rather than the cause of them. The principles of limited government that undergirded Ronald Reagan’s Republican Revolution are being steadily undermined by the seductive allure of government handouts. This dangerously misguided trend promotes an entitlement mentality in a country that has long been known for its positive work ethic. The entitlement mentality, in turn, encourages the growth of government and the cycle continues, creating a downward spiral toward disaster.
America became an economic superpower not by accident, chance, or luck but because it was established with a free-market economy and people who thrived in an environment of economic freedom. These two pillars of America’s economic success—a free-market economy and economic freedom—hold the key for reversing America’s descent into insolvency. The only contributions to an economic recovery needed from government are: 1) get out of the way, 2) get out of the pockets of Americans, and 3) stop over-regulating businesses and the lives of American citizens. Sharp reductions in spending, taxation, and regulation will do for America’s economy what the government can never do: unleash the power of the free market, encourage entrepreneurship, and reinvigorate America’s work ethic.
After decades of prosperity, America’s economy is being undermined by a rapidly mutating government that devours initiative, drive, innovation, and the capital needed to seed an economic recovery. Too many Americans have bought into the increasingly discredited philosophy of the left that the government is the answer to all problems. No one exemplifies this misguided philosophy more than Maxine Waters, the Democrat Congresswoman from California. During the height of the budget reduction debate in August and September 2011, Waters indulged in a flight of fantasy and proposed increasing government spending rather than cutting it.
What is ironic about the tax-and-spend philosophy of the left as exemplified by Maxine Waters and President Obama is that not only do they fail to understand economics they don’t even know their own history. The worst tax-and-spend Democrat before Barack Obama was Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ). But even LBJ knew that cutting tax...
Just wait to see what happens when interest rates go up. This administration has been artificially holding them back in order to make it look like the economy is improving. This is the last hurrah for housing for a while which is one of the reasons why there is an uptick and the false sense the economy is growing. Foreclosures are going to continue to increase. People are not going to be able to afford the higher taxes and lower pay along with the rising cost of living. Obamacare and immigration reform are going to secure absolute destruction of this country. We are bankrupt and the dimwit pelosi wants taxpayers to pay for child care! It is unfortunate that it didn't take long for the progressives to destroy the only country in this world that once had an independent spirit. We have become another welfare state and I doubt there is no turning back unless the govt is reduced and stripped of it's oppressive power
Ricky

New Haven, CT

#58514 May 6, 2013
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downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#58515 May 6, 2013
zazz wrote:
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Too bad none of the crap you make up will be admissible in court. Lies are a no no.
His social media accounts were subpoenaed by the defense so we will see what is admissible.

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#58516 May 6, 2013
get well soon travvonn, we're all pulling for you
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#58517 May 6, 2013
downhill246 wrote:
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His social media accounts were subpoenaed by the defense so we will see what is admissible.
So... you're saying the two knew each other son?
Truth

Rome, GA

#58518 May 6, 2013
DBuck20 wrote:
<quoted text>Truth, you do know that the anti-Zimmerman crowd does not care for hearings or facts, it takes away from their "theories" they made up from day 1. They do not believe in due process, unless the assailant and victim are switched around. If Martin was alive and Zimmerman dead there would be no story here. Everyone including the media knows this.
I agree. Some are so stupid they still go with he was racist. There is no proof of that either. If he was then why was he wasting his time mentoring black youth?
Truth

Rome, GA

#58519 May 6, 2013
zazz wrote:
<quoted text>When you call 911 you get an operator. When you call the non emergency police number you get a police dispatcher.

It is very relevant when an asshole is lying about it. It also proves Zimmerman didn't consider it an emergency as he explained in his sworn statement saying he didn't call 911, and why.

A 911 operator is not a law enforcement representative.
Wrong again. The non-emergency number also goes to the 911 center. It goes to the same dispatcher.
Truth

Rome, GA

#58520 May 6, 2013
zazz wrote:
<quoted text>I'm part of the anti murder of unarmed children crowd. I love hearings and truly wanted a SYG hearing.

I certainly believe in due process. Speak for yourself.
I'm part of the same crowd unless they are trying to kill someone by bashing their head on the sidewalk. At that point it's self defense.
Truth

Rome, GA

#58521 May 6, 2013
zazz wrote:
<quoted text>No contest. You win by a wide margin. Congrats moron.1226
I wouldn't dare take your crown. You earned it so you keep it. Congratulations.
Truth

Rome, GA

#58522 May 6, 2013
zazz wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah, that's why O'Mara claims it's a tough case. That's why he needed more and more postponements until the judge finally said no more.

Open and shut. That's why they want a jury to decide when a SYG hearing could end it all. Duh.
You obviously haven't been following the case. The state has not been answering discovery. I wonder why they would do that. Something to hide obviously. Try to catch up a little.
Truth

Rome, GA

#58523 May 6, 2013
zazz wrote:
It's a lot over your head. You really are a moron. A crime cannot be solved by DNA without having a person to match it to.

Ascendo Tuum doesn't need a moron to explain anything to him.
What's your point moron? It's obviously over your head as well.
Truth

Rome, GA

#58524 May 6, 2013
zazz wrote:
<quoted text>Too bad none of the crap you make up will be admissible in court. Lies are a no no.
There goes your theory then Zazz. You now have as much chance of winning this case as the state does.
Truth

Rome, GA

#58525 May 6, 2013
zazz wrote:
<quoted text>Apparently he can't get it right. Under SYG, one doesn't have to retreat. Under the old self defense law, one must have first retreated.
More proof your a moron Zazz. One can not retreat if he is on his back with someone on top of tem bashing their head on the sidewalk. That opens up self defense. If you weren't such a moron you would know this.
Truth

Rome, GA

#58526 May 6, 2013
zazz wrote:
IF events happen as described by Zimmerman, that would be the definitive SYG case.

He lied.
To bad the state already said they can't prove Zimmerman attacked Martin. Maybe you should testify for them. LOL.
Truth

Rome, GA

#58527 May 6, 2013
zazz wrote:
4-6 weeks is a long time for such an open and shut case.
So your saying the state doesn't have much of a case? I agree.
Truth

Rome, GA

#58528 May 6, 2013
zazz wrote:
<quoted text>He would not have reached a local 911 operator but one from his home area.
Wow you are stupid. If you call 911 it goes to what area you are in. How stupid. You're getting dumber by the minute.
Truth

Rome, GA

#58529 May 6, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Then according to your logic, this shouldn't even be going to trial.

And yet, there's a date...
Unfortunately a lot of cases go to trial that clearly shouldn't. That's the system we have and they cost taxpayers a lot if money and are acquitted in the end. I guess it all works it self out in the end when you figure how many tax dollars were saved when Martin checked out. I'm sure he would have cost plenty.

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