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Trayvon Martin Shooting Death Sparks Outrage on Social Media

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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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understanding

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#48900 Jan 18, 2013
zazz wrote:
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Why do you think you lie and claim I said something I never said?
if you were to wake up every mourning reading the paper, and all you ever read about are a certain race, majority of the time committing acts of violence and crimes how would you feel and what would be your logic on why that's occurring? thank you.
understanding

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#48901 Jan 18, 2013
the problem is that blacks dont really ever learn their lesson when being arrested for a crime. they continue with the lifestyle of a street thug and end up with a career criminal record. blacks need to stay and school and get educated. also the mothers need to be more responsible with raising the kids. first step is to ensure that the child will have a father and not some dead beat convict.. and the hits of truth just keep on coming
understanding

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#48902 Jan 18, 2013
zazz wrote:
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You post totally untrue information and want people to take you seriously? It's hard to be polite to people who are so biased and hate filled.
You have chosen a very wrong name for yourself.
you actually come off bitter. and you seem to be the one who is fueled with hate. i mean i dont blame you if i thought my people were being treated like slaves.. news flash. those days are long gone.. how about getting with the program and start contributing to society instead of living off the backs of hard working honest americans,.. oh of course you have the mind frame that we all owe you something from the cruel days of slavery. please save the sob story for someone else.
understanding

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#48903 Jan 18, 2013
zazz wrote:
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No. I would back up my answer with statistics.
can i check in everyday for the next week and provide you the countless news stories from the sun sentinel and other credible news sources. the stories of crimes being committed and how there is always a black face at the end of it. is that enough of a statistic for you.

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#48904 Jan 18, 2013
do unto others wrote:
Zazz, there was a great article from ABC News yesterday. I can't post a link with my phone, but it's the first thing listed if you google 'ACLU NAACP study juvenile detention'. The article suggests discipline in Mississippi is too harsh. It mentions kids being sent to juvenile detention for passing gas, dress code violations, profanity...one child was sent home in the back of a police car because dress code dictated shoes have to be black. His shoes were black with red and white designs blacked out, but not good enough.
Here is the link.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/report-mis...
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Report: Miss. School Discipline Too Hard on Kids

By HOLBROOK MOHR Associated Press
JACKSON, Miss. January 17, 2013 (AP)

Civil rights advocates say harsh disciplinary practices at many Mississippi schools lead to children being expelled and even incarcerated for minor infractions, policies that disproportionally affect minorities.

A joint report by groups including the ACLU and NAACP says the problems are more widespread than just the city of Meridian, where the U.S. Justice Department has filed a suit claiming officials are running a "school-to-prison pipeline" for minor infractions.

The groups say the Meridian lawsuit is just one example of a problem "that has plagued Mississippi schools statewide for years." The report was a joint project of the state chapters of the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People with the Mississippi Coalition for the Prevention of Schoolhouse to Jailhouse and the Advancement Project.

"The bottom line is that there are no successful schools in America that have high expulsion, suspension and arrest rates," Scott Roberts, a coordinator for Advancement Project, said at a news conference in Jackson.

The report comes less than three months after the Justice Department filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Jackson alleging that students in the southeastern city of Meridian have been sent to juvenile detention for infractions such as flatulence or dress code violations, and that mostly black and disabled children are affected.

The defendants deny the allegations and the city said in court records that the police department amended its arrest policies before the suit was filed. Youth court judges in Lauderdale County also denied the allegations in court documents.

The new report says many schools in Mississippi use zero-tolerance policies and students end up incarcerated or kicked out of school "often for the most trivial misbehaviors."

"Whether it is a dress code violation, profane language, or a schoolyard scuffle, young people are being herded into juvenile detention centers and into the revolving door of the criminal justice system," the report says.

The report also cites a study of 115 school districts in Mississippi that found black students were three times more likely to receive out-of-school suspensions than whites and the number was higher in certain districts.

The Mississippi Department of Education said in a statement Thursday that school districts "establish their own discipline policies" but the department urged them "to set policies that ensure all children are treated fairly."

The Mississippi Board of Education added new guidelines last year to its alternative education policy and cautioned districts against sending students to an alternative school for minor infractions.

"It is important for administrators to find ways to address disciplinary issues that will keep students engaged in their education because we know that a child's school experience influences his or her decision to drop out," interim state Superintendent Lynn House said in the statement.

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#48905 Jan 18, 2013
Justice Department officials have said there are problems with disciplinary policies at some schools throughout the country. But at a news conference about the Meridian lawsuit in October, Roy Austin Jr., deputy assistant attorney general, said the Meridian lawsuit was the first time the civil rights division sued based on those allegations.

Cedrico Green, now 18, told The Associated Press he was in the 8th grade the first time he was sent to juvenile detention and put on probation for fighting at a bus stop in Meridian. After that, he said he was locked up numerous times for violations ranging from fights to dress code violations.

"It got to where I didn't feel comfortable at school," Green said.

His mother, Gloria Green, said the problems eased after her son got off probation and was diagnosed with attention-deficit and emotional disorders.

She said the school did not always notify her when Cedrico was taken to juvenile detention, which she estimated to be 10 to 15 times. "I almost lost hope."

Sometimes, the civil rights groups say, very young children face frightening punishment, like a 5-year-old boy in Holmes County who was escorted home in the back of a patrol car for violating the school's dress code. The report says the school required black shoes and his mother had tried to use a black marker to cover red and white symbols.

"When she followed up with her son's principal, he justified his actions by telling her that her son needed to be 'taught a lesson,'" the report says.

The defendants have denied the allegations in court records. The city of Meridian said in a court filing that it asked for examples of specific violations, but only received "bare bones" conclusions with no examples.

This city also said that it told the Justice Department weeks before the lawsuit was filed that the police department amended its policy so that officers would only respond to calls from the school for felonies, physical violence, weapons, illegal drugs or a judge's order. Officers are no longer supposed to transport a juvenile from school grounds unless the officer witnessed the offense.

Lauderdale County youth court judges Frank Coleman and Veldore Young also denied the allegations, saying they never revoke a student's probation or parole for tardiness or absences alone and that they follow Mississippi law.

The defendants in the lawsuit are the city of Meridian, Lauderdale County, the two Lauderdale County Youth Court judges, the Mississippi Department of Human Services and DHS's Division of Youth Services.

The Meridian Public School District is not named as a defendant, but the lawsuit says incarceration is used as a "medium for school discipline."
understanding

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#48906 Jan 18, 2013
zazz wrote:
<quoted text>
Here is the link.
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/report-mis...
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Report: Miss. School Discipline Too Hard on Kids
By HOLBROOK MOHR Associated Press
JACKSON, Miss. January 17, 2013 (AP)
Civil rights advocates say harsh disciplinary practices at many Mississippi schools lead to children being expelled and even incarcerated for minor infractions, policies that disproportionally affect minorities.
A joint report by groups including the ACLU and NAACP says the problems are more widespread than just the city of Meridian, where the U.S. Justice Department has filed a suit claiming officials are running a "school-to-prison pipeline" for minor infractions.
The groups say the Meridian lawsuit is just one example of a problem "that has plagued Mississippi schools statewide for years." The report was a joint project of the state chapters of the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People with the Mississippi Coalition for the Prevention of Schoolhouse to Jailhouse and the Advancement Project.
"The bottom line is that there are no successful schools in America that have high expulsion, suspension and arrest rates," Scott Roberts, a coordinator for Advancement Project, said at a news conference in Jackson.
The report comes less than three months after the Justice Department filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Jackson alleging that students in the southeastern city of Meridian have been sent to juvenile detention for infractions such as flatulence or dress code violations, and that mostly black and disabled children are affected.
The defendants deny the allegations and the city said in court records that the police department amended its arrest policies before the suit was filed. Youth court judges in Lauderdale County also denied the allegations in court documents.
The new report says many schools in Mississippi use zero-tolerance policies and students end up incarcerated or kicked out of school "often for the most trivial misbehaviors."
"Whether it is a dress code violation, profane language, or a schoolyard scuffle, young people are being herded into juvenile detention centers and into the revolving door of the criminal justice system," the report says.
The report also cites a study of 115 school districts in Mississippi that found black students were three times more likely to receive out-of-school suspensions than whites and the number was higher in certain districts.
The Mississippi Department of Education said in a statement Thursday that school districts "establish their own discipline policies" but the department urged them "to set policies that ensure all children are treated fairly."
The Mississippi Board of Education added new guidelines last year to its alternative education policy and cautioned districts against sending students to an alternative school for minor infractions.
"It is important for administrators to find ways to address disciplinary issues that will keep students engaged in their education because we know that a child's school experience influences his or her decision to drop out," interim state Superintendent Lynn House said in the statement.
sounds to me like the students have a major problem with authority figures. in time that will get them nowhere. you see, in life we all have to abide by laws of the land. if not prison is waiting.. real simple. if these kids cant get their at together and follow the rules and have respect for the teachers then how can they ever make it in the real world as adults

“JUSTICE DENIED, AGAIN!!!”

Since: Mar 10

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#48907 Jan 18, 2013
understanding wrote:
<quoted text> you actually come off bitter. and you seem to be the one who is fueled with hate. i mean i dont blame you if i thought my people were being treated like slaves.. news flash. those days are long gone.. how about getting with the program and start contributing to society instead of living off the backs of hard working honest americans,.. oh of course you have the mind frame that we all owe you something from the cruel days of slavery. please save the sob story for someone else.
I'm white. Blond in fact.

So, you admonish someone to be nice and yet you talk to me like this? You are just what you came on appearing to be, a racist hater. You judge people based on the color of their skin.

I contribute far more to society than you know, and certainly far more than you. You contribute hate and racism.

Neither you nor society owes me anything. WTH would you presume to think I feel that way? Oh wait, it's because you're so effing stupid you think I'm black.

You are a moronic imbecile who knows nothing about the subject at hand and you are too dumb to educate yourself.

“JUSTICE DENIED, AGAIN!!!”

Since: Mar 10

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#48908 Jan 18, 2013
understanding wrote:
<quoted text>if you were to wake up every mourning reading the paper, and all you ever read about are a certain race, majority of the time committing acts of violence and crimes how would you feel and what would be your logic on why that's occurring? thank you.
I would say you are allowing yourself to be a victim of cognitive recognition. I would say you don't bother to read the other articles, the ones about the white thugs.

Well, I would have said that before you spoke to me in such a shameful, disrespectful manner. Now I say you are a moron who isn't interested in facts, statistics, truth nor justice. You just want to spread you hate far and wide. That's why you're here.
understanding

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#48909 Jan 18, 2013
so your saying its ok for the rest of the kids who pay attention and follow the rules in class to be disrupted by a kid who cant behave.

“JUSTICE DENIED, AGAIN!!!”

Since: Mar 10

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#48910 Jan 18, 2013
understanding wrote:
<quoted text>sounds to me like the students have a major problem with authority figures. in time that will get them nowhere. you see, in life we all have to abide by laws of the land. if not prison is waiting.. real simple. if these kids cant get their at together and follow the rules and have respect for the teachers then how can they ever make it in the real world as adults
Of course you are correct. Children should be incarcerated for farting. They should be sent to lock up for violating dress codes.

In addition to your moronic imbeciles view, you know nothing about children, discipline, fairness, humanity, justice nor love.

You are far more worthless that most of the black people you hate.

“JUSTICE DENIED, AGAIN!!!”

Since: Mar 10

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#48911 Jan 18, 2013
understanding wrote:
<quoted text> i think this overall explanation is in short playing the RACE CARD.
Can white people play the race card?

I think that you are too closed minded to think.

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Since: Mar 10

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#48912 Jan 18, 2013
maddmaxx7 wrote:
<quoted text>Everyone knows you're a lying sack of shit criminal apologist. And drooling old Depends wearing fool.
Everyone knows you don't even meet those standards.
understanding

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#48913 Jan 18, 2013
zazz wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm white. Blond in fact.
So, you admonish someone to be nice and yet you talk to me like this? You are just what you came on appearing to be, a racist hater. You judge people based on the color of their skin.
I contribute far more to society than you know, and certainly far more than you. You contribute hate and racism.
Neither you nor society owes me anything. WTH would you presume to think I feel that way? Oh wait, it's because you're so effing stupid you think I'm black.
You are a moronic imbecile who knows nothing about the subject at hand and you are too dumb to educate yourself.
what you contribute is zip zero. you are blind to the facts. you continue to blame other people for the decisions that criminals make specifically blacks. i tried to ask you how you would feel if you opened the newspaper everyday and majority of the stories you read where acts of violence and crimes committed by a dominating race. you still wont answer, and explain the logic on why the certain race continues to struggle with abiding by the law of this great country.

may
understanding

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#48914 Jan 18, 2013
zazz wrote:
<quoted text>
I would say you are allowing yourself to be a victim of cognitive recognition. I would say you don't bother to read the other articles, the ones about the white thugs.
Well, I would have said that before you spoke to me in such a shameful, disrespectful manner. Now I say you are a moron who isn't interested in facts, statistics, truth nor justice. You just want to spread you hate far and wide. That's why you're here.
well i do appreciate your opinion. but as the facts remain i do review the stories about whites committing crimes and it just never seems to outweigh the blacks. by a long shot at that
understanding

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#48915 Jan 18, 2013
zazz wrote:
<quoted text>
Of course you are correct. Children should be incarcerated for farting. They should be sent to lock up for violating dress codes.
In addition to your moronic imbeciles view, you know nothing about children, discipline, fairness, humanity, justice nor love.
You are far more worthless that most of the black people you hate.
are you really that simple minded.. you actually believe kids are being incarcerated for farting. you must be out of your mind.

“JUSTICE DENIED, AGAIN!!!”

Since: Mar 10

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#48916 Jan 18, 2013
understanding wrote:
<quoted text>what you contribute is zip zero. you are blind to the facts. you continue to blame other people for the decisions that criminals make specifically blacks. i tried to ask you how you would feel if you opened the newspaper everyday and majority of the stories you read where acts of violence and crimes committed by a dominating race. you still wont answer, and explain the logic on why the certain race continues to struggle with abiding by the law of this great country.
may
I did answer you. Since you are too dimwitted to have noticed I will repeat my answer.
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I would say you are allowing yourself to be a victim of cognitive recognition. I would say you don't bother to read the other articles, the ones about the white thugs.

Well, I would have said that before you spoke to me in such a shameful, disrespectful manner. Now I say you are a moron who isn't interested in facts, statistics, truth nor justice. You just want to spread you hate far and wide. That's why you're here.

“JUSTICE DENIED, AGAIN!!!”

Since: Mar 10

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#48917 Jan 18, 2013
understanding wrote:
<quoted text> are you really that simple minded.. you actually believe kids are being incarcerated for farting. you must be out of your mind.
Dimwitted describes you to a T.

Facts are facts and the truth cannot be refuted by lies, misinformation, or crap.

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Since: Mar 10

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#48918 Jan 18, 2013
understanding wrote:
<quoted text> well i do appreciate your opinion. but as the facts remain i do review the stories about whites committing crimes and it just never seems to outweigh the blacks. by a long shot at that
There are statistics that will enlighten you and disavow you of your misconceptions. You just don't want to bother to educate yourself.

Why not? Racist hater?

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Since: Mar 10

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#48919 Jan 18, 2013
stats wrote:
every single day reports flood into the news with crimes committed by black people. its disgusting. i can only guess why most law abiding citizens would profile a black person. especially one who is wearing a hooded sweater. my god help the innocent victims and families of those who are preyed upon
Zimmerthugman could have and should have stayed in his vehicle. He had no right to follow, accost and murder Trayvon.

You're too racist to recognize this fact. TRUTH is your enemy.

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