As Protests Continue Over Verdict, Obama Says 'Trayvon Martin Could Have Been Me 35 Years Ago'

Jul 22, 2013 Full story: Democracy Now 160

Thousands of demonstrators gathered in dozens of cities nationwide on Saturday to continue protesting the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of unarmed African-American teenager Trayvon Martin.

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Copperfield

Mckeesport, PA

#73 Jul 22, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
Where were the protests? There was supposed to be one in Chicago, and one in Joliet, and Morris last Saturday. We passed through all three places, and saw nothing. It was just before noon. Did anyone see anything?
You said it yourself, it was still before noon.
justhefacts

Wilmington, DE

#74 Jul 22, 2013
Space Cowboy wrote:
35 year ago, wasn't he studying in a Madrassa in Indonesia?
Great Point !!!!!
Bayou City

Houston, TX

#75 Jul 23, 2013
Eleanor wrote:
Obama keeps fanning the fire of racism!!
He care little for the HUNDREDS of black men murdered in his beloved city of Chicago over the past several years.
His 'concern' is political, although he attempts to make it APPEAR to be personal.
Probably just a matter of time before he starts wearing Black Panther T-shirts.

“yes thats me”

Since: Jul 13

Location hidden

#76 Jul 23, 2013
Obama needs to show his leadership qualities and unite the nation
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Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#81 Jul 23, 2013
Obama will never lead.
Now that Reverend Al Sharpton is claiming responsibility for organization Against Zimmerman. I am anxious to read about the DIRECTION of NBC and its subsidiaries.
The lawyers, on the 10th floor should investigate corporate LIABILITY.
The DNC & WH will bribe the voters until the nation falls like Detroit.
chisholm

Columbus, OH

#82 Jul 23, 2013
i see oj wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, except assault, as was shown in court........
Link??
chisholm

Columbus, OH

#83 Jul 23, 2013
RayOne wrote:
"Don't hate be because I am a gay hating, stoned, dude with bolt cutters looking into your basement windows. I could become President some day.
<quoted text>
Link those claims with Trayvon Martin, please? You know very well that NONE of them are true.

Not one.
chisholm

Columbus, OH

#84 Jul 23, 2013
Saved from TM wrote:
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You mean despite the fact that Thug TM was being investigated by his own school for steeling jewelry and a tool for break in's which the school had confiscated, a drug bag they had found in his back pack, caught hiding from camera's and defacing property?
Oh yea, Trevon the scumbag thug was on the right path alright!
One administrator at his school claimed he had 'some rings and a screwdriver' in his backpack, the latter of which he described as a 'criminal tool' for no apparent reason. Where was his suspension on that basis? Where was the police investigation, the arrest?

The baggie was "believed" to have "once held marijuana." He had once sprayed some graffit. All of this could be any one of a million kids nationwide who do a few bad things in school and get suspended a couple of times.

NONE of it justified his killing. It only "justifies" your racism.
chisholm

Columbus, OH

#85 Jul 23, 2013
Libs are morons wrote:
<quoted text>
Lets see libby....
juvi' record ..... FACT
Illegal drug use... Fact
Forensic evidence.... FACT
Multiple fights in school (when he bothered to attend)... FACT
Face it tool, you are just another black racist idiot.
Blaack racism is thriving in this country... just like black crime.
I know I know..."Whitie" made ya do it.
LOL...how stupid and how wrong the average racist is. It never ceases to amaze me.

You have NO proof of any claim of "FACT!" you make. Dismissed.

You call Trayvon a "racist" for no reason at all. Dismissed.

You pretend I'm black...when I'm not. Dismissed.

You pretend "black racism" is the problem in stead of your own, white brand of racism. DISMISSED.
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Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#87 Jul 23, 2013
chisholm wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL...how stupid and how wrong the average racist is. It never ceases to amaze me.
You have NO proof of any claim of "FACT!" you make. Dismissed.
You call Trayvon a "racist" for no reason at all. Dismissed.
You pretend I'm black...when I'm not. Dismissed.
You pretend "black racism" is the problem in stead of your own, white brand of racism. DISMISSED.
Why are we white folks so afraid to talk about race and the problems we have in this country and discrimination.

Perhaps looking in the mirror is painful for some.
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#88 Jul 23, 2013
Eighthman wrote:
Obama is resorting to being a clown now.
Dearie, you are misguided because the clowns are folks like you who do not want to discuss the racism and discrimination in this country.

Some of us hope something positive comes out of the senseless killing of a seventeen year old who was being followed by a creepy crawly man with a gun.
Brad

Manchester, CT

#89 Jul 23, 2013
Eighthman wrote:
Obama is resorting to being a clown now.
The Rise and Fall of Barack Obama
It's a new series on TV
It's 2 episodes of his meteoric rise and
96 episodes of his dismal fall from grace.
Now you're just giving clowns a bad name.
Saved from TM

New Salisbury, IN

#90 Jul 23, 2013
chisholm wrote:
<quoted text>
One administrator at his school claimed he had 'some rings and a screwdriver' in his backpack, the latter of which he described as a 'criminal tool' for no apparent reason. Where was his suspension on that basis? Where was the police investigation, the arrest?
The baggie was "believed" to have "once held marijuana." He had once sprayed some graffit. All of this could be any one of a million kids nationwide who do a few bad things in school and get suspended a couple of times.
NONE of it justified his killing. It only "justifies" your racism.
The break in tool and jewelry was confiscated. He was being investigated as he was beating up GZ. TM miraculously did not know who the jewelry or break in tool came from.

You make accusations of GZ which evidence does not support yet you give TM the benefit of doubt when everyone knows he was a thief.

I don't know what kind of loser you are but I have never spray painted or defaced property, or like TM hid from security camera's and acted suspicious....even with that past, somehow looking out of place in a neighborhood with crime problems with someone who's role in the community was to try to identify those who may be performing the crime?

TM did not just have an empty bag of marijuana but it was IN HIS SYSTEM!

TM was a loser druggie FACT! In fact, it was also found he was mixing Skittles with cough syrup to produce a drug called "LEAN". Wadya know. LOSER TM had skittles to make another drug. A kid that works that hard to make a drug is a LOSER and a drain on society! We are all better off he's DEAD!

Let's recap!
TM was a thief
TM was a druggie
TM was a Vandal
TM had Skittles to make a drug called LEAN
TM was being investigated for being the THUG he was
TM was looking over his shoulder and acting suspicious (like he did in school) because he is worried who might be looking into the things he is doing
TM was acting suspicious in a community with theft (from loser drug users looking for a source of money to ay for their marijuana or "LEAN".

GZ Was designated by his community to help find the criminals (TM) who were doing these things
GZ called the police
TM called a girl who said GZ may be a gay guy and thought he should be beet up
GZ was asked 2x by the dispatcher to keep tabs on him and quit when he was asked to quit

TM instead of going home circled back around and stalked GZ
TM ASSAULTED GZ, got on top and started beating GZ

Ironically everything leading up to this point had no bearing on the justified shooting. If GZ was a cop and got jumped by TM and the cop was losing, he would have been well within his right to blow away TM

Police did not see enough to charge GZ but the liberals in this world stomped on the constitution, fired the police chief and brought GZ up on trumped up charges.

In a COURT OF LAW GZ was found NOT GUILTY after GZ's rights were trashed.

Now thanks to liberal losers GZ and his family will live the rest of their life's fearing for their life's.

IF YOU HAVE OTHER EVIDENCE THE PROSECUTORS WOULD LOVE TO SEE IT!

All the evidence points to the fact that GZ was justified in BLOWING AWAY the PUNK LOSER TM for which I am glad!

The liberals in this country would tromp on the constitution and the founding of this country for revenge.

What YOU are is a STOOL of the liberal racist who want to control you!

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Saved from TM

New Salisbury, IN

#94 Jul 23, 2013
Saved from TM wrote:
<quoted text>
The break in tool and jewelry was confiscated. He was being investigated as he was beating up GZ. TM miraculously did not know who the jewelry or break in tool came from.
You make accusations of GZ which evidence does not support yet you give TM the benefit of doubt when everyone knows he was a thief.
I don't know what kind of loser you are but I have never spray painted or defaced property, or like TM hid from security camera's and acted suspicious....even with that past, somehow looking out of place in a neighborhood with crime problems with someone who's role in the community was to try to identify those who may be performing the crime?
TM did not just have an empty bag of marijuana but it was IN HIS SYSTEM!
TM was a loser druggie FACT! In fact, it was also found he was mixing Skittles with cough syrup to produce a drug called "LEAN". Wadya know. LOSER TM had skittles to make another drug. A kid that works that hard to make a drug is a LOSER and a drain on society! We are all better off he's DEAD!
Let's recap!
TM was a thief
TM was a druggie
TM was a Vandal
TM had Skittles to make a drug called LEAN
TM was being investigated for being the THUG he was
TM was looking over his shoulder and acting suspicious (like he did in school) because he is worried who might be looking into the things he is doing
TM was acting suspicious in a community with theft (from loser drug users looking for a source of money to ay for their marijuana or "LEAN".
GZ Was designated by his community to help find the criminals (TM) who were doing these things
GZ called the police
TM called a girl who said GZ may be a gay guy and thought he should be beet up
GZ was asked 2x by the dispatcher to keep tabs on him and quit when he was asked to quit
TM instead of going home circled back around and stalked GZ
TM ASSAULTED GZ, got on top and started beating GZ
Ironically everything leading up to this point had no bearing on the justified shooting. If GZ was a cop and got jumped by TM and the cop was losing, he would have been well within his right to blow away TM
Police did not see enough to charge GZ but the liberals in this world stomped on the constitution, fired the police chief and brought GZ up on trumped up charges.
In a COURT OF LAW GZ was found NOT GUILTY after GZ's rights were trashed.
Now thanks to liberal losers GZ and his family will live the rest of their life's fearing for their life's.
IF YOU HAVE OTHER EVIDENCE THE PROSECUTORS WOULD LOVE TO SEE IT!
All the evidence points to the fact that GZ was justified in BLOWING AWAY the PUNK LOSER TM for which I am glad!
The liberals in this country would tromp on the constitution and the founding of this country for revenge.
What YOU are is a STOOL of the liberal racist who want to control you!
BTW, when obam said TM could have been him....With obama's drug use, obama launching his campaign from the living room of the terrorist Bill Ayhers, obama's gay partner and his other gay partner who was part of Rev Wrights church killed execution style at the beginning of obama's campaign,

and on, and on......yea, obama could have been the TM loser thug no doubt!
chisholm

Columbus, OH

#95 Jul 23, 2013
Libs are morons wrote:
<quoted text>
Typical of you liar black racist doouche bags.... lie lie lie then lie some more.
...
"Dismissed" means I don't want any more garbage from you, troll.

FYI..
chisholm

Columbus, OH

#96 Jul 23, 2013
Saved from TM wrote:
<quoted text>
The break in tool and jewelry was confiscated. He was being investigated as he was beating up GZ. TM miraculously did not know who the jewelry or break in tool came from.
You make accusations of GZ which evidence does not support yet you give TM the benefit of doubt when everyone knows he was a thief.
...
If you can control your racist rage, show me that these things are true...that the jewelry and alleged "tool" were confiscated, that there was a police investigation, and what I'm accusing Zimmerman is which is not supported by evidence.

"Everyone knows" isn't evidence, BTW..
chisholm

Columbus, OH

#97 Jul 23, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
<quoted text>
Why are we white folks so afraid to talk about race and the problems we have in this country and discrimination.
Perhaps looking in the mirror is painful for some.
Some of us aren't afraid, but those who are afraid are TERRIFIED. They prefer just blaming black people for everything and projecting their own racial hatreds onto the victims.

Sickening, really..
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“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#99 Jul 23, 2013
chisholm wrote:
<quoted text>
Race-baiting claptrap. A young black man, unarmed and guilty of nothing, was shot down by an hispanic white. And he got away with it. There's plenty of reasons for black Americans to be angry, they've seen this too many times before.
Yes I realize that a young blk man armed with his fists, beat a young hispanic man, and if the hispanic man wouldnt have had a weapon he would be dead.
Saved from TM

Henderson, TN

#100 Jul 23, 2013
chisholm wrote:
<quoted text>
Some of us aren't afraid, but those who are afraid are TERRIFIED. They prefer just blaming black people for everything and projecting their own racial hatreds onto the victims.
Sickening, really..
Did I ever say anything about TV being black or GZ being Hispanic???? NEVER...It is YOU loser who are the RACIST making this about race when it IS NOT!

YOU are the RACIST LOSER!
Dave

United States

#101 Jul 23, 2013
if only it had been him 35 years ago,as I have a dream too.

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