Text of Obama statement on Trayvon Ma...

Text of Obama statement on Trayvon Martin verdict

There are 60 comments on the Seattle Times story from Jul 19, 2013, titled Text of Obama statement on Trayvon Martin verdict. In it, Seattle Times reports that:

Text of President Barack Obama's statement Friday following the acquittal last weekend of George Zimmerman by a Florida jury in the February 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin, as transcribed by Federal News Service.

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Annie

Glen Allen, VA

#1 Jul 19, 2013
I can see where he's coming from. Being an African American in this U.S, it's as if they expect nothing from us, only to be hoodlums, criminals of the law. Many African Americans are fustrated because the case is basically promoting that we're suspicious, we're this and that....we don't deserve the same rights as whites or any other group. I actually had never been followed around in a department store, but however, maybe I'm lucky, or something. Today I went to Claire's and my friend and her friend were there. The clerk was Asian, and I was looking for Hello Kitty jewerly for my friend's party. Anyways, my white friends were looking at this plush pony toy, and they quickly stuck the toy in the bag, whilst I tried to look away. I walked away from them several minutes later...and well they were caught and walked out of the store. So I suppose that other minorities don't count out blacks...or maybe because I didn't look suspicious...I don't know.

“War is the father of all”

Since: Oct 12

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#2 Jul 19, 2013
What's the matter with Obummer ? Is he doing drugs ? I mean-this is too much even for him.

“racists breathe to much ”

Since: Mar 11

Batavia Ohio

#3 Jul 19, 2013
No white person has any idea what it would be like to be"profiled" or "stalked". I do not question President Obama's decision to hold today's press conference.This nation must move away from racism we have a president of color it's sad that so many have hatred in their hearts because of misdirected,ill-advised ideas and thinking that white people are superior to other races.
The Son of Jumper

Owensboro, KY

#4 Jul 19, 2013
iamcuriousnow wrote:
No white person has any idea what it would be like to be"profiled" or "stalked".
I don't know about that.
I'm white but I've tried to out run many a horney fat women,black and white.
i see oj

Virginia Beach, VA

#5 Jul 19, 2013
iamcuriousnow wrote:
No white person has any idea what it would be like to be"profiled" or "stalked".
I have a hunch a lot of whites living in the LA area in April 1992 would disagree.......name Reginald Denny ring a bell?
lolol

Albuquerque, NM

#6 Jul 19, 2013
the dude looked like he was high on something. if you drive and get pulled over with your eyes drooping like that and mumbling you'll get hauled in for dui
Just a thought

Beloit, WI

#7 Jul 19, 2013
Reginald Denny was a white truck driver"racially profiled"by the LA Four Plus.Their defense for this hate crime was that they didn't intentionaly target Denny,they were just caught up in the moment like everyone else.They served a light sentence compared to the seriousness of their hate crime.
The Son of Jumper

Owensboro, KY

#8 Jul 19, 2013
The African American swing vote.
Mike

Tampa, FL

#9 Jul 19, 2013
iamcuriousnow wrote:
No white person has any idea what it would be like to be"profiled" or "stalked". I do not question President Obama's decision to hold today's press conference.This nation must move away from racism we have a president of color it's sad that so many have hatred in their hearts because of misdirected,ill-advised ideas and thinking that white people are superior to other races.
Yes they do. they are known as crime victims....zimmerman was one. In fact in Chicago black profile and kill other blacks.

So keep crying about Trayvon the DEAD CRIMINAL and think about the dozens of innocent Blacks that will be murdered by their own, ignored by the President and the Poverty Pimps Jackson and Sharpton, a number that will reach into the hundereds by years end.
OJ SIMPSON TREYVON

Daytona Beach, FL

#10 Jul 19, 2013
If after the OJ SIMPSON trial, eastern europeans and whites riot, stop freeway traffic and march down main street, then a white president says Ron Goldman could have been me. What would the black community think of that. Please comment honestly!!
OJ SIMPSON TREYVON

Daytona Beach, FL

#11 Jul 19, 2013
iamcuriousnow wrote:
No white person has any idea what it would be like to be"profiled" or "stalked". I do not question President Obama's decision to hold today's press conference.This nation must move away from racism we have a president of color it's sad that so many have hatred in their hearts because of misdirected,ill-advised ideas and thinking that white people are superior to other races.
HEY RACISTS READ..no one has guts to comment?? If after the OJ SIMPSON trial, eastern europeans and whites riot, stop freeway traffic and march down main street, then a white president says Ron Goldman could have been me. What would the black community think of that. Please comment honestly!!
TedMarco

Carmel, IN

#12 Jul 19, 2013
According to federal statistics black males between 15 and 30 years old commit half of all the murders in America. This means that less than 2% of the population who happen to be black commits as many murders as the other 98% of the population. So LE profiles black males? Thank God! Al Sharpto GFY!

“I just hate stupid people”

Since: Apr 07

DEEP SOUTHERN ILLINOIS

#13 Jul 19, 2013
I know exactly what happened that night because I have been paying attention to the liberal media, Al Sharpton, The Black Panthers, Obama and the NAACP!

9-year old Trayvon Martin was on his way home from choir practice and delivering hot meals to the elderly.

He stopped to hold umbrellas for a Girl Scout Troop which was raising money for quadriplegic AIDS victims in Africa. After he helped the Girl Scouts, he then delivered 10 Golden Retriever puppies which were breach birth.

That's when George Zimmerman pulled up in his Hummer, on his way home from a White Hispanic KKK meeting. High on meth and shouting racist slogans, GZ saw TM and opened up with his twin roof-mounted 50 caliber machine guns.

TM saved all the Girl Scouts and then went back to save the Golden Retriever puppies.

GZ ran out of ammunition so he unholstered two Desert Eagle .44 magnum pistols and started firing at the puppies and TM.

That's when TM was hit in the back by 32 rounds of hollow-point, teflon-coated & explosive ammunition.

GZ then called his cop buddies who were at the KKK rally. They cleaned up the site and made the Girl Scouts and Golden Retrievers "disappear" in the Everglades so there would be no witnesses. They washed the blood from GZ's greasy jowls after GZ gnawed on TM's still beating heart.

It must be true! Justice for Trayvon (and his mother's merchandising rights)!

Oh yes, GZ is the current world champion for ALL schools of martial art and had just escaped from a mental institution for the criminally insane. A few years earlier, he was indicted for murder eight times but got off only because his father was a Supreme Court Justice.
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#15 Jul 20, 2013
i was a little disappointed that obama didn't offer any legislation (or executive orders) dealing with the court's history and pattern of disparate treatment of aa and latinos, racial profiling and other forms of discrimination coming from the legal system.
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conservative crapola

Allentown, PA

#18 Jul 20, 2013
Anthony Weiner wrote:
<quoted text>
Making the reds cry and whine isn't one of them.

hahahahahahahahahaha

Since: Oct 12

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#19 Jul 20, 2013
CAN ANYONE ON HERE HONESTLY DEFINE, PROFILING?....Please?

Since: Oct 12

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#20 Jul 20, 2013
DISASTER LOOMS wrote:
i was a little disappointed that obama didn't offer any legislation (or executive orders) dealing with the court's history and pattern of disparate treatment of aa and latinos, racial profiling and other forms of discrimination coming from the legal system.
I'm disappointed that on everyone's local TV news, 4 out of 5 cases of violent neighborhood crimes are committed by blacks.......Which of us, do you think will have to live with disappointment?....

Since: May 10

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#21 Jul 20, 2013
Anthony Weiner wrote:
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of course then, we'd have to go back and reverse the OJ criminal trial verdict
wake up skippy, the jury was all women, the judge is a lifelong demonicrat and obama hussein supporter
ya gotta prove your case beyond a reasonable doubt, cmon now...you're a TV watching fool - you should know these things
your "president" is severely lacking in many areas
Disparate treatment of AA AND LATINOS RELATIVE TO WHITES WHO COMMIT THE SAME CRIMES, IS A DOCUMENTED FACT. SKIPPY!

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#22 Jul 20, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>I'm disappointed that on everyone's local TV news, 4 out of 5 cases of violent neighborhood crimes are committed by blacks.......Which of us, do you think will have to live with disappointment?....
violent crime is a function of unemployment and poverty.

Since: Oct 12

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#23 Jul 20, 2013
DISASTER LOOMS wrote:
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violent crime is a function of unemployment and poverty.
Same excuses, decade after decade.....illegals are dying, crossing baking deserts, to take decent jobs here, that have openings to fill.....

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