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Trayvon Martin Shooting Death Sparks Outrage on Social Media

There are 66306 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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Inspector Beaver

New York, NY

#63025 Jun 28, 2013
That bulge around witness #8's neck seemed to get bigger every time she came back from lunch...

Pretty soon it's gonna look like a tire!...How's she gonna wag her head when that happens?
DangerousRiteWin gCrusader

Atlanta, GA

#63026 Jun 28, 2013
Inspector Beaver wrote:
<quoted text>
They sre truly a nasty lot....looks like they're never goona stop posting their racist garbage against Zimmerman untill they get so fat that they can't even type anymore.
LOL!

I now understand why you always type just one or two sentences per post..... You are toooo faaaaat to type???? Obama's food stamp, yes?
Opinionated

Neenah, WI

#63027 Jun 28, 2013
incredulous wrote:
<quoted text>It saddens me to see what our society produces when I read this post.
NO ONE has a right to beat someone for walking behind them! Zimmerman couldn't have been following him because he stopped to finish his conversation with police. He even said he lost him. Zimmerman had every right to walk in his neighborhood so if he ended up in Martins sights again, that is NOT a reason to beat him up.
It was 7:00 in the evening inside a gated community. People go for walks after dinner. That is the norm. Martin DID harm someone-Zimmerman and he had the bloody mess to prove it. A gun saved Zimmerman's life by killing his attacker.
I am against violence myself and believe people should talk things out. I am not saying Zimmerman should have been hit for following Trayvon, I'm saying that Zimmerman's threatening behavior (I think following someone accounts for that and even if he stopped to finish his conversation with police, he was still initially following him)And the injuries Trayvon according to evidence gave. Is understandable. And on the phone with police, Zimmerman said "They always get away" what does that remark say about his mindset? And if Trayvon saw him again and questioned him, maybe Zimmerman saw this as an excuse to express his verbal or physical opinions on Trayvon to Trayvon. And that could have caused the fight. Either one could have throw the first punch, resulting in panic and ultimately the killing of Trayvon Martin.
Your right Zimmerman did/does have every right to walk in his neighborhood, And Trayvon also had every right to walk in the neighborhood, returning to his father's house, with is skittles and tea. He was not hurting anyone, Until he felt threatened to.
In the end an innocent life was taken,in a situation that did not have to happen.
Cat74

United States

#63028 Jun 28, 2013
Trayvon didn't go out for Skittles, He went out for pot. He found some, and bought Skittles so his stupid daddy wouldn't know he went out for pot. He was belligerent, and looking for a fight. He was a sad lad whose parents never paid that much attention to his education, or his behavior. That is why he was suspended 3 times. So far the State witnesses have been less then favorable. They mostly proved Zimmerman was telling the truth.
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CatholicPatriot

Lodi, CA

#63032 Jun 28, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
Trayvon didn't go out for Skittles, He went out for pot. He found some, and bought Skittles so his stupid daddy wouldn't know he went out for pot. He was belligerent, and looking for a fight. He was a sad lad whose parents never paid that much attention to his education, or his behavior. That is why he was suspended 3 times. So far the State witnesses have been less then favorable. They mostly proved Zimmerman was telling the truth.
At this point, only a nutcase would believe Zimmerman was in fear of his life. He was fully aware the entire time that he was armed with a deadly weapon.

Zimmerman stated to the police that Trayvon was running which quite clearly Zimmerman interpreted as proof of guilt. Trayvon's girlfriend stated that Travyon stated he was going to try and ditch Zimmerman. So both sides state that Trayvon tried to get away from Zimmerman. That point is not in dispute, but it does prove that Zimmerman, not Trayvon initiated the confrontation.

Apparently, Trayvon got tired of trying to outrun Zimmerman's vehicle.

All Zimmerman had to do was obey the police, and to accept the fact that he was not supposed to confront Trayvon.

Florida Republicans should never have passed that law. Now every gun owner thinks he has the right to go hunting human beings, just like George Zimmerman did.

Morons.
Nellie

Saint Augustine, FL

#63033 Jun 28, 2013
Majority of evidence showing this is self defense case.T.M. was straddling (Or on top)of

g.

Majority of evidence is showing this is a self defense case..T.M. jumping on G.Z. pounding him, breaking nose..causing G.Z. to be disoriented.G.Z. was the one yelling not T.M.(who is clearly the aggressor.)...Also..G.Z. is not a racist and never was.
Inspector Beaver

New York, NY

#63034 Jun 28, 2013
DangerousRiteWingCrusader wrote:
<quoted text>LOL!
I now understand why you always type just one or two sentences per post..... You are toooo faaaaat to type???? Obama's food stamp, yes?
...oh, you mean like the two sentences your big fat ass just typed?

...I had a long day at work,...what's your excuse?

Are you disillusioned over the fact that Zim will be acquitted?

...or are you just too busy jerking yourself off?

Which is it?...you racist numbnut basturd!

Ascendo Tuum!
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Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#63037 Jun 28, 2013
Opinionated wrote:
This is ridiculous, Trayvon is dead. Dead! He can not speak for himself. Even if Trayvon beat the hell out of Zimmerman, You must take into account that Zimmerman was following him. That is threatening, it's night, and the person doesn't verbally address you. How would you feel? So Trayvon asks him, "Why are you following me?"
What happens in the middle is a mystery. Of course Zimmerman will say Trayvon attacked him first. He killed an innocent, unarmed minor.
All this talk about who was on top, who beat who worse, how Zimmerman was scared to death.
yes, Zimmerman was probably scared, and being attacked, BUT who is to say Trayvon was not equally as scared. Zimmerman had a gun. Guns are offensive weapons.
The way I see it:
Zimmerman an armed, non member of the neighborhood watch, perused a Suspicious character in his
subjective point of view
The Character, Trayvon was an unarmed, innocent minor
They fought, Zimmerman was injured, Trayvon was Killed.
Regardless of Self-Defense, A boy was shot and killed that night. An innocent boy, harming no one. Zimmerman should pay for that at least.
This whole ordeal could have been prevented, Had Zimmerman have just walked away.
Zimmerman was beat bad! He was scared for his life! it was self defense! Trayvon has a history!
Trayvon was killed! A life is taken, even in self defense, Trayvon was NOT the aggressor, he didn't follow Zimmerman, He didn't have a gun. Zimmerman did! And he followed a boy who understandingly felt threatened, and the wounds of Zimmerman show it. It doesn't matter if Zimmerman thought he was going to die, or how much blood was shed. The point is:
You should not have followed him.
You have listened to the police.
And then you would not have been put in that situation TO defend your self resulting in the Killing of Trayvon Martin. Period.
If Zimmerman is proven non guilty, It only proves how backwards our legal system is.
...Never confuse volumn, with having something intelligent to say......

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#63038 Jun 28, 2013
Good job blue wrote:
Whats the deal with barefoot salivating over a man getting bent over a bench.. lol lol lol lol
C'mon now....how long have you lived in Lauderdale?....nudge, nudge..wink, wink.....lol....
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GZMTM

Milledgeville, GA

#63042 Jun 28, 2013
STAND YOUR GROUND LAW!
GZ knew the STAND YOUR GROUND LAW that's why he was ca hrrying a gun
GZ knew the SYGL that's why he call 911 and report Trayvon as suspicious
GZ knew the SYGL WHEN THE 911 OPERATOR told him not to follow Trayvon
GZ knew the SYGL when he said Trayvon was running and still chose to run after him
GZ knew the SYGL if he caught up with Trayvon, he would not identify himself
GZ knew the SYGL that if he and Trayvon were to fight, he would say he was defending himself
GZ knew the SYGL WOULD PROTECT him if he were to shoot and kill Trayvon
GZ know that he is a cold blooded murder.
Inspector Beaver

Saint Petersburg, FL

#63043 Jun 28, 2013
Opinionated wrote:
This is ridiculous, Trayvon is dead. Dead! He can not speak for himself.

Even if Trayvon beat the hell out of Zimmerman, You must take into account that Zimmerman was following him.

That is threatening, it's night, and the person doesn't verbally address you.

How would you feel? So Trayvon asks him, "Why are you following me?"

What happens in the middle is a mystery.

Of course Zimmerman will say Trayvon attacked him first. He killed an innocent, unarmed minor.

All this talk about who was on top, who beat who worse, how Zimmerman was scared to death.

yes, Zimmerman was probably scared, and being attacked, BUT who is to say Trayvon was not equally as scared. Zimmerman had a gun. Guns are offensive weapons.

The way I see it:

Zimmerman an armed, non member of the neighborhood watch, perused a Suspicious character in his
subjective point of view

The Character, Trayvon was an unarmed, innocent minor

They fought, Zimmerman was injured, Trayvon was Killed.

Regardless of Self-Defense, A boy was shot and killed that night.

An innocent boy, harming no one.

Zimmerman should pay for that at least.

This whole ordeal could have been prevented, Had Zimmerman have just walked away.

Zimmerman was beat bad! He was scared for his life! it was self defense!

Trayvon has a history!

Trayvon was killed!

A life is taken, even in self defense, Trayvon was NOT the aggressor, he didn't follow Zimmerman, He didn't have a gun. Zimmerman did!

And he followed a boy who understandingly felt threatened, and the wounds of Zimmerman show it.

It doesn't matter if Zimmerman thought he was going to die, or how much blood was shed.

The point is:

You should not have followed him.

You have listened to the police.

And then you would not have been put in that situation TO defend your self resulting in the Killing of Trayvon Martin.

Period.

If Zimmerman is proven non guilty, It only proves how backwards our legal system is.
What?
GZMTM

Milledgeville, GA

#63044 Jun 28, 2013
General Jackson wrote:
Black people are stupid lazy liars....all of them. Adolf Hitler had the right idea....but the wrong race.
...And may God bless you too.
Patriot

Oaxaca, Mexico

#63045 Jun 28, 2013
General Jackson wrote:
Black people are stupid lazy liars....all of them. Adolf Hitler had the right idea....but the wrong race.
They were on his list. Unfortunately he was stopped too soon.
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GZMTM

Milledgeville, GA

#63047 Jun 28, 2013
SREGGIN wrote:
Throw that fat disgusting swollen neck uneducated welfare loser out of this country along with all the SREGGIN and turn this back into America.
Sick of feeding these vile trash.
you are really clueless
American Lady

Danville, KY

#63048 Jun 28, 2013
GZMTM wrote:
STAND YOUR GROUND LAW!
GZ knew the STAND YOUR GROUND LAW that's why he was ca hrrying a gun
GZ knew the SYGL that's why he call 911 and report Trayvon as suspicious
GZ knew the SYGL WHEN THE 911 OPERATOR told him not to follow Trayvon
GZ knew the SYGL when he said Trayvon was running and still chose to run after him
GZ knew the SYGL if he caught up with Trayvon, he would not identify himself
GZ knew the SYGL that if he and Trayvon were to fight, he would say he was defending himself
GZ knew the SYGL WOULD PROTECT him if he were to shoot and kill Trayvon
GZ know that he is a cold blooded murder.
NBC Continues Their Lies And Deceptions…. And People are Shocked ! Shocked I tell you…. Shocked !!!

On the night of Feb. 26, 2012 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was fatally shot by George Zimmerman. Mr. Zimmerman was driving to Target when he spotted Trayvon Martin acting suspiciously while walking through the gated community. George Zimmerman called the police and then continued to keep an eye on Trayvon Martin. Watching his actions and informing a police dispatcher of Martin’s whereabouts.

According to George Zimmerman, as he told police, he fired a personal firearm in self-defense, after Martin attacked him, breaking his nose, and continuing the assault by slamming his head multiple times into the sidewalk.

The media sought to spread a very specific and intentional narrative of racism, and framed their storylines as a white Mr. Zimmerman racially profiling a black teen; a theory the Sanford Police, the FBI, the FDLE eventually the Federal Department of Justice investigated and dismissed as non-factual.

But that did not stop the media from continuing to invest in the false narrative they initially sowed into the mainstream public perception of the case. Site readers know the detail of these manipulations, we are just going to connect a few visible dots in an effort to streamline the lawsuits upon the media.

Who is Jeff Burnside?

(Via Huff-Po) A veteran NBC Miami reporter has been fired in the ongoing probe over an edited “Today” show clip of George Zimmerman’s 911 call, placed moments before Zimmerman shot unarmed teen Trayvon Martin.

Jeff Burnside was dismissed from network-owned NBC Miami (WTVJ) over a similarly edited clip on Friday, as first reported by South Florida news blog SFLTV.

According to the Miami Herald, two unidentified employees were also disciplined.

MORE:

http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2013/06/2...
American Lady

Danville, KY

#63049 Jun 28, 2013
NBC launched its internal investigation over the “Today” show segment after admitting an “error…that we deeply regret.” Reports the Associated Press:

NBC’s [New York]“Today” show first aired the edited version of Zimmerman’s call on March 27. The recording viewers heard was trimmed to suggest that Zimmerman volunteered to police, with no prompting, that Martin was black:“This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.”But the portion of the tape that was deleted had the 911 dispatcher asking Zimmerman if the person who had raised his suspicion was “black, white or Hispanic,” to which Zimmerman responded,“He looks black.”

NBC Miami said in its statement that the Burnside segment also omitted the dispatcher’s question.

http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2013/06/2...
American Lady

Danville, KY

#63050 Jun 28, 2013
NOW WE NEED TO FOCUS ON THAT LAST PARAGRAPH AGAIN:(emphasis mine)

…”Burnside filed at least 9 stories on the Martin case for NBC Miami, including an interview with activist Rev. Al Sharpton (apparently since removed) and at least one live report from Sanford where the 17-year-old Martin was shot walking through the gated neighborhood of his father’s girlfriend”….

Hmmm, an interview with Reverend Al Sharpton “apparently since removed”? Whoopsie — Bing, Bing, Bing…. Spidey Sense Alert ….. Three words:“interview”,“Sharpton”,“ removed” all in one sentence equals COVERUP ! Hmmmm…. Lets dig….

Lots of good linky stories here: All archived by date

http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2013/06/2...
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Cat74

United States

#63053 Jun 28, 2013
Trayvon was the aggressor. He was hopped up on drugs, and was in a mood, looking for a fight. If Zimmerman had not stopped him from banging his head on the sidewalk he would be dead, and Trayvon would have gotten away with murder. His Daddy didn't know he was dead until the next morning, and who knows when they told mama. Nice family.

“JUSTICE DENIED, AGAIN!!!”

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#63054 Jun 28, 2013
GZMTM wrote:
STAND YOUR GROUND LAW!
GZ knew the STAND YOUR GROUND LAW that's why he was ca hrrying a gun
GZ knew the SYGL that's why he call 911 and report Trayvon as suspicious
GZ knew the SYGL WHEN THE 911 OPERATOR told him not to follow Trayvon
GZ knew the SYGL when he said Trayvon was running and still chose to run after him
GZ knew the SYGL if he caught up with Trayvon, he would not identify himself
GZ knew the SYGL that if he and Trayvon were to fight, he would say he was defending himself
GZ knew the SYGL WOULD PROTECT him if he were to shoot and kill Trayvon
GZ knows that he is a cold blooded murder.
GZ knows that he is a cold blooded murder.

Absolutely true. All of your statements are true.

Racists and bigots won't be able to see it though.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#63055 Jun 28, 2013
General Jackson wrote:
Black people are stupid lazy liars....all of them. Adolf Hitler had the right idea....but the wrong race.
not all of them actually because I knew of one years ago that was black and a hell of a worker he just couldnt stand being around other black people he said and the reason was his parents were white and he was adopted and raised around whites and like he said he is a white man trapped in a black mans body and he said.

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