Zimmerman found not guilty in shootin...

Zimmerman found not guilty in shooting death of Trayvon Martin

There are 1868 comments on the The Hill story from Jul 13, 2013, titled Zimmerman found not guilty in shooting death of Trayvon Martin. In it, The Hill reports that:

George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who triggered a national debate about race after shooting an unarmed black teenager named Trayvon Martin, was found not guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges Saturday night.

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TGO

United States

#1509 Jul 19, 2013
Don Joe wrote:
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Yea, let's get rid of all those darn socialist programs. Why should the government pay for streets and then let everyone drive on them? That is socialism. The government having something created and then just let anyone use it? And education? Do you realize the government has the socialist gall to actually build schools and let children go there to learn? And don't forget the military. The military is supposed to protect the entire nation; whether you pay taxes or not. Why should I have to pay to protect you? Let's get rid of all the socialism.
I figured you for a socialist.

Tell me, are you an American or here on a visa?
TGO

United States

#1510 Jul 19, 2013
Florida Statutes
856.021&#8195;Loitering or prowling; penalty.—

(1)&#8195;It is unlawful for any person to loiter or prowl in a place, at a time or in a manner not usual for law-abiding individuals, under circumstances that warrant a justifiable and reasonable alarm or immediate concern for the safety of persons or property in the vicinity.

(2)&#8195;Among the circumstances which may be considered in determining whether such alarm or immediate concern is warranted is the fact that the person takes flight upon appearance of a law enforcement officer, refuses to identify himself or herself, or manifestly endeavors to conceal himself or herself or any object. Unless flight by the person or other circumstance makes it impracticable, a law enforcement officer shall, prior to any arrest for an offense under this section, afford the person an opportunity to dispel any alarm or immediate concern which would otherwise be warranted by requesting the person to identify himself or herself and explain his or her presence and conduct. No person shall be convicted of an offense under this section if the law enforcement officer did not comply with this procedure or if it appears at trial that the explanation given by the person is true and, if believed by the officer at the time, would have dispelled the alarm or immediate concern.

(3)&#8195;Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.

Was Trayvon prowling?
DangerousRiteWin gCrusader

Atlanta, GA

#1511 Jul 19, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
But everyone doesn't get welfare, or free cell phones, or food stamps, or hospitalization, Just the lazy, and shiftless do. It is past time for the lazy to get up off their shiftless butts, and take care of themselves.
They would, if only supremacists in Congress and leaders of U.S. Corporations would cease boycotting and black-balling Negroes like Obama, Barry Bond, Chris Brown and Michael Vick out of good opportunities....
DangerousRiteWin gCrusader

Atlanta, GA

#1512 Jul 19, 2013
TGO wrote:
<quoted text>
Gotcha.
Gotchagotchagotcha.
The moment I zero in on his reperessed homosexuality, he gets so rattled that he replies to my post to someone else to change the subject.
You are obviously into bestiality, why worrying about others' sexuality? Obviously you are too small for your dog; you should be charged of sexually abusing chicken!
TSA Director

Chesapeake, VA

#1513 Jul 19, 2013
Where is the outrage of black on black killing? I guess thats ok! Im passing out skittles fo Halloween.
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#1514 Jul 19, 2013
TGO wrote:
Was Trayvon prowling?
A better question -

Was Killer Zimmerman stalking and following a man talking on the phone as he walked with a packet of skittles and iced tea?
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#1515 Jul 19, 2013
TGO wrote:
<quoted text>
It is obvious that you are trying to cover up your racist hatred of hispanics by blathering about wannabe cops,
Dear, let me reiterate, I do not hate Hispanics but I do hate those racist folks who are wearing the white robes and bring this constantly back to race.

For me, and I reiterate, I have a problem with a wannabe cop stalking/following a young man at seven in the evening and killing him.

Don't make Zimmerman-type-assumption about this as being an Hispanic issue - it is not - it is a killing issue.

Try again ....
TSA Director

Chesapeake, VA

#1516 Jul 19, 2013
Martin was a thug looking for trouble......and found it. Skittles for everyone! What a great country we live.
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#1517 Jul 19, 2013
TGO - btw I respect cops - real ones - and not fake wannabe cops who are not authorized or trained to deal with these situations and who was asked not to follow this kid.

Try, try again ....
TGO

United States

#1518 Jul 19, 2013
DangerousRiteWingCrusader wrote:
<quoted text>
You are obviously into bestiality, why worrying about others' sexuality? Obviously you are too small for your dog; you should be charged of sexually abusing chicken!
I'm not worried about your sexuality, rather your repressed homosexuality.

Repressed homosexuals are extremely dangerous.
Instead of embracing your desire for men, you get bonkers when an attractive male makes you all sweaty and lumpy.

Then you overreact to your raging desire and you beat up some innocent gay, and drag them behind your vehicle down a Georgia dirt road until you find a barbed wire fence to hang them on.

I want to help you stay out of trouble; I suggest you try looking at some men's magazines, and chant to yourself-

"My attraction to men is not a bad thing." over and over.

It's a start.
TGO

United States

#1519 Jul 19, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
<quoted text>
A better question -
Was Killer Zimmerman stalking and following a man talking on the phone as he walked with a packet of skittles and iced tea?
"Was Trayvon prowling?"

As you can see a simple question is too much for them and they change the subject.
TGO

United States

#1520 Jul 19, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
<quoted text>
Dear, let me reiterate, I do not hate Hispanics but I do hate those racist folks who are wearing the white robes and bring this constantly back to race.
For me, and I reiterate, I have a problem with a wannabe cop stalking/following a young man at seven in the evening and killing him.
Don't make Zimmerman-type-assumption about this as being an Hispanic issue - it is not - it is a killing issue.
Try again ....
Quit trying to paper over your bigotry.

Your type labelled Zim as a "white hispanic" in a pathetic attempt to disguise your hatred of hispanics.
Bwahahaha

Houghton, MI

#1521 Jul 19, 2013
Don Joe wrote:
There is no justice in America if a jury can come to this conclusion. This is a license to kill anyone any time. It is now OK to kill anyone you don't like. Just attack them, then stand your ground and shoot them if they don't do everything you say.
This trial was rigged. It sets the precedent that killing is now legal.
Killing your violent felon committing attacker has always been legal, dotard.
Bwahahaha

Houghton, MI

#1522 Jul 19, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
TGO - btw I respect cops - real ones - and not fake wannabe cops who are not authorized or trained to deal with these situations and who was asked not to follow this kid.
Zimmerman was not asked to not follow the soon to be dead felony crime committing Martin. You simply lack the ability to understand the English language.
Bwahahaha

Houghton, MI

#1523 Jul 19, 2013
Don Joe wrote:
<quoted text>
Yea, let's get rid of all those darn socialist programs. Why should the government pay for streets and then let everyone drive on them? That is socialism. The government having something created and then just let anyone use it? And education? Do you realize the government has the socialist gall to actually build schools and let children go there to learn? And don't forget the military. The military is supposed to protect the entire nation; whether you pay taxes or not. Why should I have to pay to protect you? Let's get rid of all the socialism.
You're so off base with this post that it points to your possibly possessing a mental defect or disease. The government doesn't "pay" for roads. The government, as our servant, lays taxes to pay for the roads our servent builds us at our direction. You must be thinking you live in China or some other place.
TGO

United States

#1524 Jul 19, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
TGO - btw I respect cops - real ones - and not fake wannabe cops who are not authorized or trained to deal with these situations and who was asked not to follow this kid.
Try, try again ....
Who do you think you're fooling?

"wannabe cop" is a projection of "cop" on to someone you're insulting.

I realize that may go over your head.

So next time you encounter a police officer say "wannabe cop" in a non-insulting, offhand manner. Then watch "Officer Friendly" become "Officer Do You Have Any Illegal Weapons Or Substances In Your Vehicle?" and be prepared to sit on the curb for half an hour.

Zimmerman was neither asked nor told "not to follow" this (kid-child-17 year old-6 foot thug with a moustache-etc etc) at any time.

Yet you keep trying.....
Freedom

Pennington Gap, VA

#1525 Jul 19, 2013
MD Conservative wrote:
<quoted text>2000 Census

Jonesville VA
Pop: 995
Median Household Income:$16,548
Media Family Income:$27,368
Demographics: 99.30% White, 0.10% Black (Freedom must be the token ..), 0.60% Hispanic
Landmark: Federal Bureau of Prisons United States Penitentiary, Lee
Actually , our population of blacks is zero percent!

If you are not a coal miner or a truck driver where I live ... You will not make a living!

I live in the mountains!
Did you hear about the preacher that got snake bit on Easter Sunday and died?

Yeah ... That's where I live!
I actually live in Rosé Hill , Va

The churches where I live ... They handle rattle snakes in church!

Don't make fun of where I live
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TGO

United States

#1527 Jul 19, 2013
Freedom wrote:
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I live in the mountains!

Yeah ... That's where I live!

Don't make fun of where I live
You live on land stolen from indians.

You land-stealer.
Cat74

United States

#1528 Jul 19, 2013
The jury went by the law. They also saw pictures of Mr Zimmerman, and a broken nose. Each man had a cell hone. If Trayvon felt he was in danger all he had to do was call a cop. Mr Zimmerman called the police. That was another point the jury made, only one man felt threatened enough to call the police.
DangerousRiteWin gCrusader

Atlanta, GA

#1529 Jul 19, 2013
TGO wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm not worried about your sexuality, rather your repressed homosexuality.
Repressed homosexuals are extremely dangerous.
Instead of embracing your desire for men, you get bonkers when an attractive male makes you all sweaty and lumpy.
Then you overreact to your raging desire and you beat up some innocent gay, and drag them behind your vehicle down a Georgia dirt road until you find a barbed wire fence to hang them on.
I want to help you stay out of trouble; I suggest you try looking at some men's magazines, and chant to yourself-
"My attraction to men is not a bad thing." over and over.
It's a start.
I do appreciate your heart-felt confession. I'm kind, but do not mistaken me for your priest nor your shrink...

. Go in peace and do not kill any more gay prostitutes; but you must still confess your deeds to you local police precinct personnel.

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