As Protests Continue Over Verdict, Ob...

As Protests Continue Over Verdict, Obama Says 'Trayvon Martin Could Have Been Me 35 Years Ago'

There are 160 comments on the Democracy Now story from Jul 22, 2013, titled As Protests Continue Over Verdict, Obama Says 'Trayvon Martin Could Have Been Me 35 Years Ago'. In it, Democracy Now reports that:

Thousands of demonstrators gathered in dozens of cities nationwide on Saturday to continue protesting the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of unarmed African-American teenager Trayvon Martin.

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Since: Dec 07

Humble, TX

#26 Jul 22, 2013
TonyT1961 wrote:
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So now minute traces of weed and gold teeth are reasons to convict?
Funny how Zimmerman had none of those in his system or mouth, but was already arrested twice dumbass.
We know Zimmerman's past - look what he did. Trayvon was 3 weeks past his 17th birthday. With no criminal record.
Go FO - you and your ilk.
He had a criminal record but it cannot be released because he was a juvinile...don't lie and say he didn't have one.

Since: Dec 07

Humble, TX

#27 Jul 22, 2013
conservative crapola wrote:
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Did you know your governor signed onto the medicaid expansion under obamacare, throwing the red az legislature under the bus?
hahahahahahahahaha
did you know yours DIDN'T?? HAHAHAHAHA

Threw the libs under the semi!! Hilarious.

Published: Monday, July 15, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
Updated: Monday, July 15, 2013

Pennsylvania legislators recently declined to budget for a huge expansion of the state's Medicaid rolls, as envisioned in the 2010 Affordable Care Act, aka ObamaCare. That was a prudent decision. Before lawmakers think about pouring more people into the system, they should focus on reforms that will enable the state to better serve those already in the program

Read more: http://triblive.com/opinion/featuredcommentar...

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#28 Jul 22, 2013
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
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He had a criminal record but it cannot be released because he was a juvinile...don't lie and say he didn't have one.
Where?

For what?

You guys create shit as you go along.

As with virtually any other state, if in fact a felony was committed, they can have a juvenile tried as an adult.

Now, back to your original BS - what record, and where?

No proof - it doesn't exist - except in your minds!
chisholm

Columbus, OH

#29 Jul 22, 2013
Vance1 wrote:
this is all only about a political agenda
blks didnt get the verdict that they intended so now the riot...its the same old thing
Obama and the democrats keep the down and inside the ghetto.
Race-baiting claptrap. A young black man, unarmed and guilty of nothing, was shot down by an hispanic white. And he got away with it. There's plenty of reasons for black Americans to be angry, they've seen this too many times before.
chisholm

Columbus, OH

#30 Jul 22, 2013
Vance1 wrote:
Trayvon Martin why did the media show him as a 13 yr old child?
can you say agenda?
did you know he had tats and gold teeth...did you know he was under the influence of weed?
did you know his past?
did you realize that he could have just went on home that night?
Prove that he was "under the influence of weed," then show us how any of those other statements...ANY of them...made him guilty, or Zimmerman innocent?

Just more ugly, racist smear tactics used to undermine the credibility of this young victim.

Did you realize Zimmerman could've stayed in his car that night?
chisholm

Columbus, OH

#31 Jul 22, 2013
Libs are morons wrote:
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But drug addict, criminal trayvon is? Typical lib loon.
Apparently ol trayvon should not have thrown the first punch.
Let's see..."drug addict"..."criminal "..."thr[ew] the first punch."

Can't prove any of those, can you? Because the first two are certainly false, and the third one may be as well, we don't know.

Your lies prove that you side really has no arguments. If it did, you wouldn't have to make things up.

“Open your eyes”

Since: Sep 09

Central Florida

#32 Jul 22, 2013
Oh yes, more division amongst the people. Let's divide the people more and have them argue race.

That will take the eye off of the ball.

With the people focusing on Zimmerman/Martin fiasco, and with the President pushing his weight into a non debate, along with Sharpton and Jackson driving more division.

People then do not pay attention to:

-NSA spying
-Obamacare patient databases
-More surviellence camera across the US
-The funneling of weapons into Syria to push Iran to enact the defensive pact they have with Syria thus starting a war in Iran
-The lies that the media and government that have been exposed as Syrian rebels and not Assad uses of Sarin gas
-The militarization of all state and local police forces
-Drone strike policies and innocents that have been killed

Shall we keep going?

But instead of talking of these true issues, let's talk Zimmerman/Martin.

Look over here at this hand, nevermind the other hand.

And you people are being played like a fiddle.

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#33 Jul 22, 2013
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
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did you know yours DIDN'T?? HAHAHAHAHA
Threw the libs under the semi!! Hilarious.
Published: Monday, July 15, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
Updated: Monday, July 15, 2013
Pennsylvania legislators recently declined to budget for a huge expansion of the state's Medicaid rolls, as envisioned in the 2010 Affordable Care Act, aka ObamaCare. That was a prudent decision. Before lawmakers think about pouring more people into the system, they should focus on reforms that will enable the state to better serve those already in the program
Read more: http://triblive.com/opinion/featuredcommentar...
What's your point?

Your governor, who claims he can do it ALL by himself, not only took a large chunk of money from the American ?Recovery and Reinvestment Act, but also took Obamacare, knowing full well that 25% of your states population have NO HEALTH COVERAGE!

http://texasimpact.org/taxonomy/term/42

You guys talk a lot of shit, but when you peel back the lies, it's a totally different outcome from what Perry told you idiots, isn't it?
chisholm

Columbus, OH

#34 Jul 22, 2013
Libs are morons wrote:
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Leave it to a liberal to bash guns.. guns mind you that have been shown to REDUCE crime.
Your messiah is a racist... politically devisive to the core.
I don't have a "messiah" (atheist) and only gun controls can be shown to reduce gun violence. More guns = more violence.
Libs are morons wrote:
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Leave it to a cowardly libtard....dreaming about someones manhood instead of trying facts.... pitiful.
Pitiful lies by you. No surprise that you allow the filth of your fellow rightie to stand while dishonestly attacking me instead.
conservative crapola

Bethlehem, PA

#35 Jul 22, 2013
Vance1 wrote:
flagged as spam.
i see oj

Virginia Beach, VA

#36 Jul 22, 2013
chisholm wrote:
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A young black man, unarmed and guilty of nothing,......
Well, except assault, as was shown in court........
Eleanor

Vernon Hills, IL

#37 Jul 22, 2013
chisholm wrote:
<quoted text>
Race-baiting claptrap. A young black man, unarmed and guilty of nothing, was shot down by an hispanic white. And he got away with it. There's plenty of reasons for black Americans to be angry, they've seen this too many times before.
Maybe if enough black Americans got tired of BLACK on BLACK murders and protested in the streets, others would be a little more understanding of people protesting about ONE black man who happened to be killed by ONE non-black man.

Silence over BLACK on BLACK murders proves they are ONLY interested if a black murder portrays them as the poor, INNOCENT VICTIM of a non-black.

Why is it ONLY important when a non-black kills a black, but SILENCE over the HUNDREDS of black on black murders???

If Americans are seeing this, like you say, "too many times", why not COUNT and make an issue of ALL BLACK MURDERS, regardless of the color of the gunman?? Why single THIS ONE out?
Eleanor

Vernon Hills, IL

#38 Jul 22, 2013
Funny how the conversation hasn't gotten to the fact that Zimmerman's mom IS an Hispanic immigrant??

Wouldn't that help Obama with his immigration reform?

Yes, let MORE of them in; give them a path ....

Oh, nevermind. This situation is REASON for NOT letting them in.(their children kill innnocent blacks). Wow, this could REALLY get out of control!!!

Good DEFLECTION OBAMA ... getting people to sympathize with your blackness and thinking you could have been Trayvon and maybe people won't think about the HISPANIC IMMIGRANT component of this tragedy.

Black vs Hispanic could turn into a REAL UGLY SITUATION!
Gravediggers

Boynton Beach, FL

#39 Jul 22, 2013
NO Stand Your Ground in Benghazi

NO Stand Your Ground in USA

If Zimmerman shot an American Ambassador would President Obama have IGNORED and LIED about that?

FAILURE in America = President Obama

Since: Dec 07

Humble, TX

#40 Jul 22, 2013
TonyT1961 wrote:
<quoted text>
Where?
For what?
You guys create shit as you go along.
As with virtually any other state, if in fact a felony was committed, they can have a juvenile tried as an adult.
Now, back to your original BS - what record, and where?
No proof - it doesn't exist - except in your minds!
You are a dumbass, excuse making liberal deny and lie. His records are sealed....he's a minor..can't be released..(got it this time?)

Yet...there were no character witnesses for Trayvon. Had there been, all of his arrest records would've come out...from the ones he was arrested with.

A sad day when he got killed...but stop painting the picture of a 13 year old skipping along the sidewalk and got shot. He was a fighter who bragged on text messages about fighting and winning, getting fustrated about losing fights. It's all in the court records. No, Zimmerman shouldn't have got out of the car...TM should've kept walking and not approached him and punched him in the nose. Both were wrong in their actions, the jury could've given manslaughter but decided on another verdict.

Care to discuss the baby shot by black teens in Georgia a few weeks before?????

Thought not...racist
Law and Order

United States

#41 Jul 22, 2013
TonyT1961 wrote:
<quoted text>
So now minute traces of weed and gold teeth are reasons to convict?
Funny how Zimmerman had none of those in his system or mouth, but was already arrested twice dumbass.
We know Zimmerman's past - look what he did. Trayvon was 3 weeks past his 17th birthday. With no criminal record.
Go FO - you and your ilk.
LIAR-- Martin already had an extensive criminal history for his young age. He was also a gang member from Miami Gardens which is a nortorious gang and drug infested project. If he hadn`t joined the gang there, they would have probably killed him. It`s a project where white people don`t dare to go for fear of death.

You should get your facts straight before running your racist propaganda bullsh-t.

Since: Dec 07

Humble, TX

#42 Jul 22, 2013
TonyT1961 wrote:
<quoted text>
What's your point?
Your governor, who claims he can do it ALL by himself, not only took a large chunk of money from the American ?Recovery and Reinvestment Act, but also took Obamacare, knowing full well that 25% of your states population have NO HEALTH COVERAGE!
http://texasimpact.org/taxonomy/term/42
You guys talk a lot of shit, but when you peel back the lies, it's a totally different outcome from what Perry told you idiots, isn't it?
Gov. Perry turned down quite a bit of ARR Act also..too many strings attached..NONE went into the budget as you losers claimed. That was against the law...however my town got a new city hall..and since Texas puts in 240 billion into the federal coffers each year they should get some in return. LMAO

NEW YORK'S hispanic population uninsured at 23%...you don't have a fkn point, boy.

The statistics in Texas are also for hispanics.....your population being smaller...you have more uninsured...DUH

California has 22% uninsured...
Nevada has 25%, Florida has 25%...your fkn point is useless..but it's good propaganda for the socialists because Texas doesn't vote for oblumber or kiss his ass as your state loves to do.."Throw us more money!" LMAO

Texas 8 billion surplus projected for 2014. New York..more red ink.
Law and Order

United States

#43 Jul 22, 2013
obama, chief Liar and king racist POS has done nothing but divide America since his fraudulant election. He won`t be happy till theres a race war.

While he hates whites, it`s the Blacks who have suffered the most, he ignores those who put him in office, some who voted for him numerous times in the same election, soooo much fraud with him and his supporters. Wonder what it will take to impeach this hater. Maybe if what was done to his mooslim brother in egypt was done to him, we may survive his incompetence and plane stupidity

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#44 Jul 22, 2013
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
<quoted text>
You are a dumbass, excuse making liberal deny and lie. His records are sealed....he's a minor..can't be released..(got it this time?)
Yet...there were no character witnesses for Trayvon. Had there been, all of his arrest records would've come out...from the ones he was arrested with.
A sad day when he got killed...but stop painting the picture of a 13 year old skipping along the sidewalk and got shot. He was a fighter who bragged on text messages about fighting and winning, getting fustrated about losing fights. It's all in the court records. No, Zimmerman shouldn't have got out of the car...TM should've kept walking and not approached him and punched him in the nose. Both were wrong in their actions, the jury could've given manslaughter but decided on another verdict.
Care to discuss the baby shot by black teens in Georgia a few weeks before?????
Thought not...racist
like to credit you with being more even handed than most.

Yes, I know how juvenile records are handled - but that was not the case.

Again, hats off for at least being one of the very few here to say that Zimmerman should not have gotten out of his car.

We would not be discussing this today had that not happened.

No, I'm not a racist by any definition of the word. I think we all have our predispositions - we all work hard to keep those in check with the world around us, to make this a better place.

Black on black violence has been an issue for many decades. However, killings occur where one is populated - rural areas have always been associated with lower incomes, minority populations condensed into a small area, so of course, since many blacks live in rural areas, the death toll amongst themselves will be higher. You do not see black on white killings in these rural areas, obviously. A figure with the mindset and stature of MLK would greatly benefit the black community as a whole- sorely needed in this day and age. Forget Sharpton, Jackson - neither have the intellect of MLK.
Sheik Yerbouti

Doylestown, PA

#45 Jul 22, 2013
I feel that it si inappropriate for any president to comment on a court case that has already been settled. Commenting on this case could be seen as inflammatory!

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