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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Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#1531 Jul 19, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
Mr Zimmerman called the police.
... and Zimmerman should have let the police - trained and experienced - deal with this situation - and when Mr. Martin told them he had been to the store and was walking back from the store, Creepy Zimmerman should have been made to apologize for his ignorant assumption.
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#1532 Jul 19, 2013
TGO wrote:
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"Was Trayvon prowling?"
No but was Zimmerman stalking Mr. Martin and he was told not to.

Simple question ....
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#1533 Jul 19, 2013
TGO wrote:
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Your type labelled Zim as a "white hispanic" in a pathetic attempt to disguise your hatred of hispanics.
Dearie, if I hate Zimmerman because he is Hispanic, do I hate him because he is white too? JUST ASKING!

You guys need to wash out your long white robes.
i see oj

Virginia Beach, VA

#1534 Jul 19, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
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No but was Zimmerman stalking Mr. Martin and he was told not to.
Simple question ....
Simple answers - no and no
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Robert

United States

#1536 Jul 19, 2013
Did you know President Obama is half white? Must be the part that walks upright.
TGO

United States

#1537 Jul 19, 2013
DangerousRiteWingCrusader wrote:
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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.
Yow

Only took him two hours to think that one up.

What a Silvertongued Warrior.
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Just a thought

Beloit, WI

#1539 Jul 19, 2013
The"Sun king"is nothing more than a cynical demagogue that manipulates a tragedy to push his agenda.His statements are nothing more than artful propaganda.
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TGO

United States

#1541 Jul 19, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
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No but was Zimmerman stalking Mr. Martin and he was told not to.
Simple question ....
Even Jimmy Carter said Zimmerman is innocent.

Stalking is the repeated act of following or harassing someone.
Zimmerman followed Trayvon once.

He wasn't told "not to" anything.

The phrase "we don't need you to do that" can also be phrased "cease and desist".
I know it will confuse you, but you can only "cease" something you are already doing.
You keep changing your script to where it is now "told he was not to" where previously you inferred that Zim followed Trayvon AFTER being "told not to".

Zim was following Trayvon, was told to cease and desist, at which point he did so.

If Zim was ALREADY following Trayvon there is no way he BEGAN to do so after he "told he was not to".

Which he was NOT told at any time.

Now go wrap your head with an Ace bandage before it explodes.
TGO

United States

#1542 Jul 19, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
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Dearie, if I hate Zimmerman because he is Hispanic, do I hate him because he is white too? JUST ASKING!
You guys need to wash out your long white robes.
I have no idea you hate hispanics.

That would be a personal problem you have to deal with.
TGO

United States

#1543 Jul 19, 2013
-why-
TGO

United States

#1544 Jul 19, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
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... and Zimmerman should have let the police - trained and experienced - deal with this situation - and when Mr. Martin told them he had been to the store and was walking back from the store, Creepy Zimmerman should have been made to apologize for his ignorant assumption.
Mr.Martin told WHO he had been to the store and was walking back from the store?

Do you call him Creepy Zimmerman because you hate hispanics, jews or a Creepy Ass Cracka?

Have you been baking hashish brownies?
bottlecap

Orlando, FL

#1545 Jul 19, 2013
TGO wrote:
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Even Jimmy Carter said Zimmerman is innocent.
Stalking is the repeated act of following or harassing someone.
Zimmerman followed Trayvon once.
He wasn't told "not to" anything.
The phrase "we don't need you to do that" can also be phrased "cease and desist".
I know it will confuse you, but you can only "cease" something you are already doing.
You keep changing your script to where it is now "told he was not to" where previously you inferred that Zim followed Trayvon AFTER being "told not to".
Zim was following Trayvon, was told to cease and desist, at which point he did so.
If Zim was ALREADY following Trayvon there is no way he BEGAN to do so after he "told he was not to".
Which he was NOT told at any time.
Now go wrap your head with an Ace bandage before it explodes.
Jimmy, as well as Charles Barkley, agreed with the verdict.

But Obama has said he also AGREES With the Verdict-----BUT he is walking a very fine line and said it in a way that his base wouldn't preceive it as such.

http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/07/... trayvon

The president added, "The judge conducted the trial in a professional manner. The prosecution and the defense made their arguments. The jurors were properly instructed that in a case such as this, REASONABLE DOUBT WAS RELEVANT and they rendered a verdict. And once the jury's spoken, that's how our system works."
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Of course, the VERDICT was a slam-dunk. Even if all 6 jurors leaned Trayvon's way, there would still exist REASONABLE DOUBT.

Trayvon was on top of George beating the hell out of him AND No Evidence was presented to clarify who launched the physical attack.

No eye witnesses, nothing.
Just a thought

Beloit, WI

#1546 Jul 19, 2013
He also stated that could have been him 35 years ago.So what does that tell you?
TGO

United States

#1547 Jul 19, 2013
>BREAKING NEWS<

Madame Zora of Petaluma has channelled Trayvon Martin.

transcript:

"Trayvon.... are you there?

Yessssssssssssss......

Trayvon - tell us what happened.

Well I told THEM I had been to the store and was walking back from the store.....

Yes?

And the Creepy Ass Cracker ran up and caught me as I was running away and... and......

Tell us Trayvon.

And he yelled "I'm a white hispanic and want to rape your baby brother waaahahahahaaaaa" as he tackled me then put me in a MMA hold I couldn't get out of.....

Yes Trayvon go on.

Then he pulled out his gun as he was strangling me with both hands...

Both hands?

and then the police told him not to follow me.. and he laughed and tried to pull my pants down...

Uh.. Trayvon...

then he shot me in my heart and was trying to get my pants off when he tripped and busted his head...

Trayvon - is that you?

Then he busted himself in the nose....

Trayvon? Is this Trayvon?

and he was dancing around... Trayvon? Oh sorry... I'm Ted Kennedy. I'll go get Trayvon... call me next week....

end of transcript
american

Jacksonville, FL

#1548 Jul 19, 2013
oj had 2 white people killed but I lived with it,and didn't act like a nut. if it was 2 white people or 2 black people this would never have made the news.
DangerousRiteWin gCrusader

Atlanta, GA

#1549 Jul 19, 2013
american wrote:
oj had 2 white people killed but I lived with it,and didn't act like a nut. if it was 2 white people or 2 black people this would never have made the news.
If you don't understand, listen to Obama's statement.

. Negroes are fed up that our Justice System is being used to punish mainly Negroes.

Consider the following equation:

_ Negro kills Negro = One dead Negro + One convicted Negro

_ Negro kills White = One dead White + One or many convicted or dead Negroes

_ White kills Negro = One dead Negro + One free White hero and a lot of gloating
Weatherbrain

Stillwater, OK

#1550 Jul 19, 2013
TGO wrote:
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Even Jimmy Carter said Zimmerman is innocent.
The old proverb: "Even a stopped clock is correct twice a day."
What's the other time for old Jimme?
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“Transplanted Yooper”

Since: Feb 08

Ada, or Marquette area

#1552 Jul 19, 2013
Interesting isn't it: if a white man kills a black man and is found not guilty it's called injustice & sparks riots & protests. If a black man kills a white man and is found not guilty, you don't hear a word about it and the president doesn't make anationaL SPEECH OF PROTEST. THAT IS RACISM AT IT'S WORST.

“Transplanted Yooper”

Since: Feb 08

Ada, or Marquette area

#1553 Jul 19, 2013
Fire the GOP wrote:
No suprises there. The poorly written Florida "stand your ground" laws allows people to go after people with a gun and kill them simply because they "feel threatened" which is what Zimmerman did.
He went with a gun chasing after a teenage boy. Trayvon got scared and defended himself from Zimmerman. Zimmerman shot him. Florida protects the aggressor, Zimmerman.
Good luck Florida when the streets run red with blood because of your poorly written statute.
RUN RED WITH BLOOD? I believe I heard the same thing when they passed the far reaching ccw laws, and the streets didn't run red - crime went down though.
fingiswold

Newark, OH

#1554 Jul 19, 2013
TGO wrote:
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Observe carefully;
I DETEST socialists.
As I DETEST national SOCIALISTS.
You are a SOCIALIST ...
i observe your ridiculous rage and laugh in your face, bee-yottchh!

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