Trayvon Martin Debate - Ashland, KY

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unknown

Campbellsville, KY

#1 Mar 25, 2012
It is clear the kid was unarmed so why shut him and claim self defense. The guy should be arrested and charged with 1st degree murder, simple as that!
great day

Gurnee, IL

#2 Mar 25, 2012
The main-strean media left allot out of this story. That kid was a 6'2 muscled up punk. All the photos are older to show a little kid. He was currently suspended from school and the Martins lawyers blocked access to his records for some reason. The man that shot him was on his back getting beaten screaming for help. If i witnessed this occuring I probably would have shot him myself.
great day

Gurnee, IL

#3 Mar 25, 2012
There should be another choice, "He had it coming"
J. Mauldin

Atmore, AL

#4 Mar 25, 2012
It sounds like he looked like a hoodie-wearing, gang-banging murderous thug. I would have shot him too.
Yup

Belleville, IL

#5 Mar 25, 2012
He got what he had coming.

Since: Jul 11

Russell, KY

#6 Mar 25, 2012
If the shooter was a black man who shot a white teen, definitely the shooter would have been arrested.

Since: Mar 12

Ashland, KY

#7 Mar 25, 2012
Until the investigation is completed, we are all speculating.

What if the person on the 911 recording shouting for help was the shooter? Would that change anyones' opinion?
yoyoma

Ashland, KY

#8 Mar 26, 2012
he not only shot and killed a CHILD 17 is not the legal adult age, the kid couldnt even vote, he was just legally allowed to see R rated movies alone. and he followed him around going AGAINST what the 911 dispatchers told him "do not follow him, i repeat, do not follow him" if you youtube.com Zimmerman's 911 call he says "f*cking coons" @ 1:52 and when you hear the 911 call from the resident who heard the screams it's clearly a child screaming for help, gunshot, then no more screams. and if he was on his back Zimmerman was a big man, 200 + pounds so to act like he's a victim is stupidity and if he's such a big man why did he pull his piece when he was getting beat up by a 17 year old, why didnt he act like a MAN and fight him, but he pulled a bitch move and pulled his gun out. and be honest with yourself if you were walking home, talking to your girlfriend on the phone and some random car was following you what would you do? they say it was in a high crime area so what if that hadnt been zimmerman what if it was some gangbangers following him that were going to rob or kill him, but zimmerman took care of that.@Wdkaatfan the screams stopped after the gunshot, if he was in so much distress for using his gun on an innocent kid he would have continued to scream but they stopped after the gunshot. to the facts Zimmerman blatantly ignored the commands of the law official and acted on his own accord.. this means i can go out and if i see anyone "suspicious" aka black people its ok to shoot to kill even though they're doing nothing wrong. why dont people of color go hit the country roads and shoot any white people that are acting "suspicious"
yoyoma

Ashland, KY

#9 Mar 26, 2012
the original post is right, he followed the kid with intent to harm him. that qualifies for murder 1
omg

United States

#11 Mar 26, 2012
All he had in his hands was a bag of skittles and a tea and he was just walking home. A lot of people wear hoodies especially when it's raining and it was raining when he was shot. So saying somebody looks like a "gang banger" just because they are wearing a hoodie is just plain ignorant. I can guarantee if the only thing different in the situation were he was white Zimmerman wouldn't have done anything.
And before anybody starts on it I'm a white female I just don't only see skin color.

Since: Mar 12

Ashland, KY

#12 Mar 26, 2012
Our beloved Pledge of Allegiance ends with "And Justice For ALL." Mr. Zimmerman has already been tried and convicted in the minds of the media and everyone else who have jumped to conclusions.

Let the judicial process work.

I am white, but neither am I racist. I would like to see justice. If Mr. Zimmerman is found to be guilty by virtue of the EVIDENCE against him, let justice fall on him by a jury of his peers.

Prejudice = PRE-judge. Every one of us do it to some degree. If you say you don't, then you are clearly not being honest with yourself.
nat

Richmond, VA

#13 Mar 26, 2012
If we lived in fla and had to put up with these people you all would feel different ..they are a curse
Sosad

United States

#14 Mar 26, 2012
People who don't, or have never, lived in a community like that are totally clueless. Lets take the south side of Philly or just about any neighborhood in Dallas for example. If you are white and on foot after dark, your chances of making it to see another day are slim to none. That's not even an exaggeration either. Same goes for nearly every bigger city. Blacks in this country now feel empowered because there's noone in thier leadership to point out wrong doing and demand that they clean up thier act. Excuses have been made for them for generations and it's only gotten worse in the past 10 years. I carry a gun everywhere I go because of the black on white violence. I'm not racist and I try hard to judge people by the content of thier charactor and not by the color of thier skin but it just seems that these days blacks of good charactor are really hard to find. Flash mobs are on the rise and gang violence is rampant. Someone like Mr. Zimmerman has all my respect for stepping up and trying to make his neighborhood a safer place to live. His past record and his good guy reputation speak volumes about him. Mr. Martin on the other hand, with his "Gangsta" personality and attitude (according to some of the latest news I've been able to find) coupled with his gold teeth, strike me as being just another hood rat. Perception is everything people! If you choose to act like a punkass thug, don't be surprised if the entire world treats you like a punkass thug. In my opinion the world is a better place without him. The simple fact that the Black Panthers have put a price on Mr. Zimmermans head should be a big red flag for all of you who continue to sit on the fence with this issue. The race hustlers Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson also should share in the blame for Trayvons killing since they have botn went out of thier way to enable bad behavior amoungst young blacks for so many years. Lets not forgot Obamas reckless statements and unashamed side taking without knowing all the facts either. The entire fiasco has set back race relations by at least 3 to 4 decades. When real black leaders stand up and demand accountability in black communities we just might see some change. As it stands now, however, we are on a fast track to much bigger problems down the road up to and including a full blown race war. Noone wants it. This I know. But people can only take so much before they snap. I collect ammo and guns to protect myself and my family so for now we'll just have to sit back and let the black community police itself and pray that changes are made. The ball is now in thier court.
Vote

Ironton, OH

#15 Mar 26, 2012
One very positive thing came from this. He was 17 and I don't know when he was turning 18 but thats one less vote that that GD Osambo gonna get this Nov.
Sosad

United States

#16 Mar 26, 2012
Vote wrote:
One very positive thing came from this. He was 17 and I don't know when he was turning 18 but thats one less vote that that GD Osambo gonna get this Nov.
It's dipshits like you that fan the flames of racism and make the rest of us suffer. Words like yours divide without any sort of benefit to anyone and Only further the problem. You would do well to know your place and keep your pathetic simple minded opinions to yourself. You sir are part of the problem I was just talking about and I'd love to publicly whip uour ignorant ass and make an example out of you for all the world to learn from.

This is exactly the sort of thing we dont need and if the black leadership would call out thier people like I just did with you the whole mess could be cleaned up within a couple generations. God help us as long as the fuckwits like you on both sides are allowed to spew such vile senseless blather.

Now run your juvenile pie hole some more so I can sit here all night and make an example of you.
Now go stand in the corner before I take off my belt and stripe your useless ass in front of everyone.
The Trufe

Naperville, IL

#17 Mar 27, 2012
Anybody see the little chimp's Facebook pics? Go look. Thug wanna be.

Honestly, the blame should be the police. Heres the deal:

Does somebody have a right to be a neighborhood watch and follow a person? Yes.

However, the little monkey probably got scared and chimped out. Yet I don't blame him. He probably reacted appropriately, If the man DID NOT identify himself as neighborhood watch.

Here's the real issue. You can't really blame the wetback or the baby coon. Blame the Po'leese.

Why didn't the police respond? There was no reason to not dispatch a cruiser immediately to investigate when the wetback called the police.

If they didn't have the man power, they should've hired more pigs.
The Trufe

Naperville, IL

#18 Mar 27, 2012
Wdkaatfan1 wrote:
Our beloved Pledge of Allegiance ends with "And Justice For ALL." Mr. Zimmerman has already been tried and convicted in the minds of the media and everyone else who have jumped to conclusions.
Let the judicial process work.
I am white, but neither am I racist. I would like to see justice. If Mr. Zimmerman is found to be guilty by virtue of the EVIDENCE against him, let justice fall on him by a jury of his peers.

Prejudice = PRE-judge. Every one of us do it to some degree. If you say you don't, then you are clearly not being honest with yourself.
Too bad you said your white. Now I have to discredit what you said.

Since: Mar 12

Ashland, KY

#19 Mar 27, 2012
The Trufe wrote:
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Too bad you said your white. Now I have to discredit what you said.
Trust me, I don't get my self esteem from the internet and retards like you.

I couldn't give two shits what you think.

I am white. I am not racist. Believe dat homie.
Sosad

Coppell, TX

#20 Mar 27, 2012
It's hopeless. People are to dumb to fix it. So sad.
nat

Richmond, VA

#22 Mar 27, 2012
If a ni$$er is beating me up I have the wright to protect my self..I mean most are stronger than us due to us breeding them stronger for work purposes ... I say if more people done this their would be alot less thugs out there... hell we have rights too... or if this would have been another black teen nobody would care..they kill each other on a daily basis .... I say give em drugs and bullets they will exterminate them selves...

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