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Trayvon Martin Shooting Death Sparks Outrage on Social Media

There are 66318 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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Speakeasys

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#63645 Jul 1, 2013

Since: May 08

Deltona Fla

#63647 Jul 1, 2013
Patriot wrote:
<quoted text> Being a white appeaser/apologist makes you the lowest of reptiles. Have you shed your skin yet this year?
yeah, I shed my fore skin when I was circumcized. Why, are you looking for something to chew on?

Since: May 08

Deltona Fla

#63648 Jul 1, 2013
Incredulous wrote:
<quoted text>Wow, you're as bright as the State's star witness. Info on this kid has been carefully guarded because the liberal media doesn't want it out in the open. It kind of hurts the image they painted.
You are just pushing Rat Wing misinformation spun wildly out of perportion. It never happened. It is a lie. you are are a lier.
Sam I Am

Mountain Home, AR

#63649 Jul 1, 2013
Eye Ball Chambers wrote:
<quoted text>
You are making a judgment without any actual knowledge. That is dangerous.
Of course, one should hope that the family would have the strength to deal with their son's loss, just as we should hope that Zimmerman should get justice...whatever that should be.
I would hope that those who strongly believe that this tragedy is racially motivated, would work to delimitate the daily killing of young black men by other young black men.
I don't believe this tragedy is racially motivated at all. But racist like Al & Jessie and many others change it into race. Mr. Zimmerman would have done the same thing no matter what color Trayvon was. When someone is beating your head into concrete you don't take time to look at color.

“JUSTICE DENIED, AGAIN!!!”

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#63650 Jul 1, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>George Zimmerman's record had to be clean to possess a legal firearm under Federal Law.
Obviously Florida didn't properly check him out. I'd bet money he lied on his application and said he had never been arrested.

He lied to the cops about that on the night he murdered Trayvon.
Cat74

United States

#63651 Jul 1, 2013
I doubt Mr Zimmerman would have called the police if he thought he was going to have to shot the drugged up thug.
Patriot

Oaxaca, Mexico

#63652 Jul 1, 2013
No Im looking for some smartass whimp to shorten his neck by pounding his goddamn head down in his upper body cavity you sarcastic son of a bitch. Whats with punks like you that all resort to some kind of freakish sexual jargon anyway? Does that go along with being an appeaser and apologist? I cant believe how many of you queerish cowgirls there are in Florida. You would make a nice place to rest a tired pair of size 12 combat boots.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#63653 Jul 1, 2013
zazz wrote:
<quoted text>
Obviously Florida didn't properly check him out. I'd bet money he lied on his application and said he had never been arrested.
He lied to the cops about that on the night he murdered Trayvon.
It would of had to been the Federal Government's Failure then with their National Instant Criminal Background Check System because George Zimmerman had to submit to a Federal Background check before purchasing his gun through a FFL dealer which is required by Federal Law besides Zimmerman's gun had to be bought legally which is why there has not been no questions about that or mentioned in court that it was illegal for Zimmerman to own or purchase the gun.

National Instant Criminal Background Check System

The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is a point-of-sale system for determining eligibility to purchase a firearm in the United States of America. Federal Firearms License (FFL) holders are generally required by law to use the NICS to determine if it is legal to sell a firearm to a prospective purchaser. Mandated by the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993 and launched by the FBI on November 30, 1998, NICS determines if the buyer is prohibited from buying a firearm under the Gun Control Act of 1968. It is linked to the National Crime Information Center and the Interstate Identification Index among other databases maintained by the FBI.

The National Instant Criminal Background Check System is applicable to sales from federally licensed dealers. Sales of firearms by private sellers are allowed to proceed without a background check unless required by state law. These regulations remain in place at gun shows, where no special leniency is granted to licensed sellers, and no additional requirements are placed upon private sellers.

NICS is accessed by an FFL, on the firearm buyer's behalf, by phone or computer. When contacted by phone, the communication is either with an FBI/NICS Examiner, who directly receives the information submitted by the FFL, or by proxy through a Call Center representative, who forwards the information electronically to the NICS. Whether an Examiner or a Call Center representative is contacted depends on the state in which the sale is conducted. When using a computer, an FFL representative can submit the buyer's information using the E-Check system which is a web interface to the NICS. An FFL can be an individual or an organization such as a retail store. An organization registered as an FFL minimizes the overhead involved in managing identification for multiple individuals who are employed by the organization.

By law, an FFL must receive a response from the NICS within 3 days or the firearm sale can proceed, although the FFL seller is not required to do so. If, after 3 days, the sale is completed and later it is determined the buyer should not have received the firearm, then the firearm must be retrieved.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Instant...

Since: May 08

Deltona Fla

#63654 Jul 1, 2013
Sam I Am wrote:
<quoted text>I don't believe this tragedy is racially motivated at all. But racist like Al & Jessie and many others change it into race. Mr. Zimmerman would have done the same thing no matter what color Trayvon was. When someone is beating your head into concrete you don't take time to look at color.
Trayvon did not have the right to defend himself for some creep that is following through the night?
MICKYDS

Betsy Layne, KY

#63655 Jul 1, 2013
swampmudd wrote:
<quoted text>Trayvon did not have the right to defend himself for some creep that is following through the night?
Looks like it didn't work out to good for the black BOY.
Patriot

Oaxaca, Mexico

#63656 Jul 1, 2013
swampmudd wrote:
<quoted text>Trayvon did not have the right to defend himself for some creep that is following through the night?
Nope that thug did not have any rights!
Goldwaterite

Stillwater, OK

#63657 Jul 1, 2013
swampmudd wrote:
<quoted text>Trayvon did not have the right to defend himself for some creep that is following through the night?
Just to set the record straight: not creep but "creepy-ass cracker"

Since: May 08

Deltona Fla

#63658 Jul 1, 2013
MICKYDS wrote:
<quoted text>Looks like it didn't work out to good for the black BOY.
That why Zimmermen has been charged. All you Rat Wing haters can't stand the fact that there are equal rights for everyone in this country.
Toby

Vancouver, WA

#63659 Jul 1, 2013
I don't understand why Martins past was not relevant to this case, he had been caught at his school with sixteen pieces of women's jewelry which he admitted wasn't his. He then refused to tell them who's jewelry is was and said it was a friends. When the school security guard ask him the name of thus "friend" Martin wouldn't tell him.

Sixteen pieces of women's Jewelry, an expensive mans watch, and a screwdriver, what does that imply to anyone with half a brain? Martin had also been suspended twice from school in the same year and had mark up the school lockers with graffiti, when the security was looking through his backpack for the marker, they discovered the Jewelry.

Because the jewelry was never claimed doesn't mean it wasn't stolen, many stolen objects are never claimed. The jewelry was sent to the Miami-Dade police department. Also a burglary took place several days before the items were found in Martins backpack, the burglary happened a few blocks from Krop Senior High School where Trayvon Martin attended, but the jewelry stolen from that burglary (was never compared) with the jewelry found in Martins backpack because the security at Krop Senior High School never filed a criminal report, concerning the items found in martins backpack. Those items were marked " “found items” and then later handed over to the Miami-Dade police department.

“O'er the land of the free ? ”

Since: Jan 09

Don't Tread On Me

#63660 Jul 1, 2013
swampmudd wrote:
<quoted text>Pure witness testamony. Loud voices first, then the sound of feet scuffleing. Then the sound of bodies hitting the ground and more scuffleing.
Sounds like some brothers were break dancing.

Since: May 08

Deltona Fla

#63661 Jul 1, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
I doubt Mr Zimmerman would have called the police if he thought he was going to have to shot the drugged up thug.
Zimmermen came rolling in like gang busters thinking he was going to make a collar and put a fether in his hat. He had no authority to do so and handled the entire situation against all training he had in the most fumbled manner possible. It was his extreme negligence that killed Martin. The fact that he was walking around with a hollowed point already chambered and his only minor injuries show an over eagerness to use deadly force with is where the depravied mind comes in.
Inspector Beaver 2

Seychelles

#63662 Jul 1, 2013
swampmudd wrote:
<quoted text>Trayvon did not have the right to defend himself for some creep that is following through the night?
That's FROM some creep, Brainiac!

Sorry, but it's not against the law to follow somebody in the State of Florida.

It IS against the law to assault somebody that's following you.

Do you assault people who follow you?

Let us know.
Jux Suppose

Racine, WI

#63663 Jul 1, 2013
swampmudd wrote:
<quoted text>Zimmermen came rolling in like gang busters thinking he was going to make a collar and put a fether in his hat. He had no authority to do so and handled the entire situation against all training he had in the most fumbled manner possible. It was his extreme negligence that killed Martin. The fact that he was walking around with a hollowed point already chambered and his only minor injuries show an over eagerness to use deadly force with is where the depravied mind comes in.
BS! If GZ's head was being pounded into the sidewalk and being punched MMA style the only negligence was that Trayvon neglected to think that GZ might be armed.
Let the jury decide! Lock & Load Sanford, lock & load!
Jux Suppose

Racine, WI

#63665 Jul 1, 2013
swampmudd wrote:
<quoted text>Zimmermen came rolling in like gang busters thinking he was going to make a collar and put a fether in his hat. He had no authority to do so and handled the entire situation against all training he had in the most fumbled manner possible. It was his extreme negligence that killed Martin. The fact that he was walking around with a hollowed point already chambered and his only minor injuries show an over eagerness to use deadly force with is where the depravied mind comes in.
Oh, I also use HP ammunition as it prevents collateral damage with massive expansion there is less chance of the bullet hitting a 2nd individual.
Jux Suppose

Racine, WI

#63666 Jul 1, 2013
swampmudd wrote:
<quoted text>That why Zimmermen has been charged. All you Rat Wing haters can't stand the fact that there are equal rights for everyone in this country.
Correct! You will find that GZ had the equal RIGHT to defend himself.
Let the jury decide.

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