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Trayvon Martin Shooting Death Sparks Outrage on Social Media

There are 66308 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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Since: Nov 10

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#70132 Jul 20, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
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Interesting the initial vote at the beginning of deliberations were:
Three jurors were in favor of acquittal, two supported manslaughter and one backed second-degree murder.
This may help you with your dancing around the facts of the final product:NOT GUILTY

Since: Nov 10

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#70133 Jul 20, 2013
If the plantation owners in the 17th,18th and early 19th century would have had any idea what was to be the legacy of these Hyphenated-folk they would have picked their own damn cotton!
Bufffalo Bill

Humble, TX

#70134 Jul 20, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
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Oh dear, our country is full of ignorant folks.

Our country deserves better
Yes it does!

Why don't you walk west until your ass-hat floats?
Buffalo Bill

Humble, TX

#70137 Jul 20, 2013
Un-hyphenated American wrote:
If the plantation owners in the 17th,18th and early 19th century would have had any idea what was to be the legacy of these Hyphenated-folk they would have picked their own damn cotton!
You got that right. Blacks are never gonna let us forget.

It'll take another civil war before we finally get this country straightened out.

Since: Nov 10

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#70138 Jul 20, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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After you are charged with a crime- in this country- you are "not guilty" until proved guilty.
After you are charged, and you make a plea, you are "not guilty".
You have to have to go back to the court and have your charge EXPUNGED. Even after the judge drops the hammer and declares you NOT GUILTY.
Not "innocent".
You are no longer ever innocent.
Juries are charged with the responsibility of determining not if a person if someone is "innocent" (did not do the crime) but whether or not the state proves beyond a reasonable doubt that the person is GUILTY.
A concept that is understood (or should be) by anyone who has ever did his civic duty- which may leave you out and certainly people like xxxPinocchio who proudly declares he manages to avoid his civic responsibilities.
I cannot help you are too stupid to accept this.
This is America comrade coprophile, it is "INNOCENT until (and only if) PROVEN GUILTY in a court of law". NEVER not guilty until.... Twist the truth much, you POS?
Incredible

Dallas, TX

#70139 Jul 20, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Nope.
One of his eight great grandparents was black... or partially black.
Hardly qualifies him for a free prescription to JET magazine.
His great grandfather was apparently black. His great grandmother was apparently half black. My point is that he is multi-racial. His mother is obviously not "white".
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/20...

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#70140 Jul 20, 2013
Buffalo Bill wrote:
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Oh really?...Sounds like pure speculation to me!
But here's what's not speculation though....Martin had 4 minutes to run 80 yards through the darkness to get to his home.
How could Zim have seen that far in the dark, and in the rain?
Witnesses stated that visibility was only about 10 feet!
Hummm....
You're the one who's speculating here.
Bad things happen to those who chase their tails.
We're both speculating. I freely admit mine.
But there is a simpler truth here. Zimmerman initiated an event which resulted in a teenage kid's death by gunshot. That is fact, not speculation.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#70141 Jul 20, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
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Oh dear, our country is full of ignorant folks.
Our country deserves better
Does it?
Buffalo Bill

Humble, TX

#70142 Jul 20, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
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We're both speculating. I freely admit mine.

But there is a simpler truth here. Zimmerman initiated an event which resulted in a teenage kid's death by gunshot. That is fact, not speculation.
BULLSH!T!

Zimmermans actions were LAWFUL!!!

Martin's action were NOT LAWFUL!!!

...They were murderous!!!

You freely admit that you are an assho!e!
Buffalo Bill

Humble, TX

#70143 Jul 20, 2013
Incredible wrote:
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His great grandfather was apparently black. His great grandmother was apparently half black. My point is that he is multi-racial. His mother is obviously not "white".
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/20...
Barefools grandfather was a black man. His grandmother was a hooker....and his daddy was a dickless shemale.

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#70144 Jul 20, 2013
Buffalo Bill wrote:
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BULLSH!T!
Zimmermans actions were LAWFUL!!!
Martin's action were NOT LAWFUL!!!
...They were murderous!!!
You freely admit that you are an assho!e!
what did Martin do that was unlawful???
indiana

Thorntown, IN

#70145 Jul 20, 2013
OneRyder wrote:
I pray this family is blessed with all the strength needed to deal with the loss of their child in such a hateful and painful manners.
I wonder if the dad tracked down Zimmerman, and shot him dead, could the dad get away with claiming "self defense"?
why is it when its black on white none of the whites get pissed start marching around like a bunch of whiny ass little b!tch€$? I haven't seen not want thinks said about the pregnant lady that got jumped by half a dozen blacks I haven't seen not one thing said about the woman who got beat by black man committing a home invasion right in front of her 4 year old child! That trashy ass president bring that up? No he didn't!!!!! because it was black on white Doug the racist f*ck$ we are the ones that should be marching on Washington the man in that cheesy as*s president. get his people in line tell Sharpton and Jackson while he's at to shut up and stop instigating. I don't give a damn about any of them anymore..
Incredible

Dallas, TX

#70149 Jul 20, 2013
Incredible wrote:
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His great grandfather was apparently black. His great grandmother was apparently half black. My point is that he is multi-racial. His mother is obviously not "white".
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/20...
Whoops,you are correct it appears only his great grandfather is black (I misread). However this article says nothing about him being part black. It is a stretch to call George Zimmmerman "white".
Buffalo Bill

Humble, TX

#70151 Jul 20, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
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what did Martin do that was unlawful???
Asaulting Zimmerman, breaking his nose, bashing his head on the sidewalk, trying to steal his gun, and trying to murder him.

Any questions?
axe these questions

United States

#70152 Jul 20, 2013
First the basics:
My first question is to either of you Tracy or Sybrina: Where exactly was Trayvon living prior to his trip to Sanford florida?
Follow up – Trayvon’s aunt and uncle, Tracy’s brother and sister-in-law, have stated Trayvon was living with them, and their son Stephen “Boobie” Martin, at the time. Why was that?
Mr. Martin – Why was Trayvon in Sanford Florida at the time of his death?
Ms. Fulton – When Dr. Krop High School suspended Trayvon for the third time, did they tell you exactly why he was suspended?
Follow up – Did the school inform you of the marijuana and pipe found in his backpack by the School Resource Officer, Daryl Dunn?
Follow up – Did Officer Dunn or the School Administration inform you they hid the Marijuana and Pipe in their official report? Did they tell you they were going to identify the illegal items as merely found so they did not have to write a police report on Trayvon?
Mr. Martin – In your April 2nd sworn statement to FDLE you said you had driven Trayvon 1/2 way to Sanford to meet Brandi Green. However, Trayvon’s own texts show he took the bus, and was waiting at the bus stop in Orlando for Brandi to pick him up. Why did you tell FDLE something not true?
Mr. Martin – Were you aware that Trayvon brought marijuana with him from Miami-Gardens to Sanford?
Mr. Martin – Is your nickname “Fruit”, as known to your family, friends and Trayvon?
Mr. Martin – Trayvon and “Fruit” were discussing the purchase of a handgun via text messages. Were you in the process of buying Trayvon a handgun?
Mr. Martin – What exactly were you doing on the weekend your son Trayvon was shot?
Mr. Martin – When you called to report Trayvon Missing on the morning of February 27th, why did you tell the recording officer that you last saw Trayvon at 8:00pm the previous evening, when he was shot at 7:30pm?
Mr. Martin – Was the Police Department the first place you called when you determined Trayvon never returned home on Feb. 26th?
Mr. Crump – You said you contacted Al Sharpton shortly after finding out about the shooting from Tracy. Why was Al Sharpton telling his audience that Trayvon was a “John Doe” for 3 days after the shooting? His body was picked up Wednesday March 1st by the funeral director, and Trayvon was positively identified by Tracy around 16 hours after the shooting. Why the misinformation?
Ms. Fulton – You have said you were notified just before lunch on Monday 2/27/12 about Trayvon being shot and killed. Why did you not travel to Sanford until March 16th?
spokesperson on March 5th?
What further questions do you have?
Buffalo Bill

Humble, TX

#70153 Jul 20, 2013
xxxrayted wrote:
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Need I rewrite what Racial Jeantal said? She said she knew Martin had no intention of killing Zimmerman, only beat him up badly.
She needs to be brought up on charges of perjury.

She was a willing accomplice in the false prosecution of an innocent man.

We should DEMAND justice!
axe these questions

United States

#70154 Jul 20, 2013
Mr. Martin – Why did you refuse to give the Sanford Police Department permission to access the phone of Trayvon on Tuesday 2/28 and instead refer them to your attorney, Mr. Crump?
Ms. Fulton – You filed a trademark application for Trayvon Martin’s name on March 19th 2012, done by attorney Natalie Jackson’s office. What was the reason for that?
Mr. Crump – If the voice on the 911 call was so important in your position. Why was Brandi Green never called to the stand to support Mr. Martin’s reversal contention of him never saying it was “not” Trayvon’s voice on the phone? According to sworn statements Brandi was standing next to Tracy, and behind Officer Serino, when Serino played the tape.
Ms. Fulton – You share a concern the jury could not relate to your son. Why were no school teachers, athletics coaches, or other school officials brought in to testify as to the innocent character of your son in the case?
Ms. Fulton – Were you aware the Miami-Dade School Police Department, specifically School Resource Officer Daryl Dunn, falsified incident reports with Trayvon in order to keep him out of the criminal justice system?
Mr. Crump – When you introduced Rachel Jeantel to the public on March 20th you said she was the 16 year old girlfriend of Trayvon Martin. We know from her testimony she was not his girlfriend, and never saw him prior to February 1st 2012, and further only saw him twice before he left Miami Gardens. Why is there such a different story?
Ms. Fulton – As outlined in court documentation, Trayvon’s telephone was under your family T-Mobile account is that correct?
Mr. Martin – So how is it that you discovered the phone calls with Trayvon from looking at your account, if the account was indeed not in your name?
Mr. Crump – Who exactly hired media consultant Ryan Julison, and what was the purpose for his official representation as family

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#70155 Jul 20, 2013
xxxrayted wrote:
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He attacked a man, pinned him down, beat his head into the cement and broke his nose. That's what Martin did that was unlawful.
not the way I see it. He was defending himself and standing his ground from a pervert that was following him. He was in fear of his life that this man was going attack him, why else would he be following him?

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#70156 Jul 20, 2013
Buffalo Bill wrote:
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Asaulting Zimmerman, breaking his nose, bashing his head on the sidewalk, trying to steal his gun, and trying to murder him.
Any questions?
you mean confronting the suspected pervert that was following him? A man with a record of violence, a man who's ex-girlfriend had a restraining order against him for domestic violence. A man who was arrested for felonious assault on a police officer. A man who lost his job as a bouncer for being too violent on customers.

compared to Trayvon's legal trouble for having pot, Zimmerman has the record for attacking people

Martin was defending himself and standing his ground from an armed man who was about to attack him
Oh Yeah

Morgantown, KY

#70157 Jul 20, 2013
One thing these giggers need to know, we're armed and we're gunning for their ass's. Anytime they go on the street or they are looking to do a crime, they best be looking over their shoulder. Thats a Fact. They can cry and whine to whoever, you Liberal pigs are welcome to join them.

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