Trayvon Martin Debate - Cedar Rapids, IA

Discuss the national Trayvon Martin debate in Cedar Rapids, IA.

What's your reaction to the Trayvon Martin Case?

Cedar Rapids thinks it's FL's law's fault
FL needs new laws
 
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We need more info
 
1
It's a tragic a...
 
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N D B

Syracuse, IN

#1 Mar 26, 2012
I don't think FL needs new laws. We need to defend ourselves against stupid smart alecs who think it's cool to flash guns. I don't see how Trayvon could've beaten Zimmerman. He is much heavier than Trayvon and I have a problem believing that. I think Zimmerman was the stupid smart alec in this situation and should be punished to the extent of the law.
Mr Wonderful

Madison, WI

#2 Mar 27, 2012
N D B wrote:
I don't think FL needs new laws. We need to defend ourselves against stupid smart alecs who think it's cool to flash guns. I don't see how Trayvon could've beaten Zimmerman. He is much heavier than Trayvon and I have a problem believing that. I think Zimmerman was the stupid smart alec in this situation and should be punished to the extent of the law.
Better check the facts again today, loser, the punk was a gangsta wannabe, and the justice that all the race-baiting blacks, including Obunghole, are all screaming for has already been served.
Kristen

Wilburton, OK

#3 Mar 28, 2012
Mr Wonderful wrote:
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Better check the facts again today, loser, the punk was a gangsta wannabe, and the justice that all the race-baiting blacks, including Obunghole, are all screaming for has already been served.
"Punk"? So anyone wearing baggy clothes, a hoodie, has tattoos, etc. is a "gangsta wannabe"? Hell I'm in trouble then! I think people need to be more informed, but really name calling and being completely immature about the situation isn't going to change anything. No justice has been served. If some creepy guy was following me I would panic too. Keep in mind his girlfriend has stated she was on the phone and Martin told her he was being watched/followed by this guy.
Mr Wonderful

Madison, WI

#4 Mar 30, 2012
Kristen wrote:
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"Punk"? So anyone wearing baggy clothes, a hoodie, has tattoos, etc. is a "gangsta wannabe"? Hell I'm in trouble then! I think people need to be more informed, but really name calling and being completely immature about the situation isn't going to change anything. No justice has been served. If some creepy guy was following me I would panic too. Keep in mind his girlfriend has stated she was on the phone and Martin told her he was being watched/followed by this guy.
Yo Krispy, like the GF of a dead gangsta wannabe is off the chart on the credibility meter. Barf. If the punk was a tuff guy or just a poser, it doesn't matter, the threat is real enough, and he went down for being an idiot. FAIL. Own it. Quit blaming this on racism where there isn't any. Now go clean your room and go to bed.
John Helsworth

Cedar Rapids, IA

#5 Apr 3, 2012
it is bad that he got so innocently killed. Trayvon needs justice!:(
Kristen

Wilburton, OK

#6 Apr 4, 2012
Mr Wonderful wrote:
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Yo Krispy, like the GF of a dead gangsta wannabe is off the chart on the credibility meter. Barf. If the punk was a tuff guy or just a poser, it doesn't matter, the threat is real enough, and he went down for being an idiot. FAIL. Own it. Quit blaming this on racism where there isn't any. Now go clean your room and go to bed.
I usually go by Kris, but I like that. Krispy. Haha.. I never said it was because of race, get your facts straight. And run your mouth at a 23 year old female. You're a hard ass. I hope you learn respect one day kid.
SWAG

Cedar Rapids, IA

#7 Apr 5, 2012
Bottomline...whethere Mr. Zimmerman is a racist, engaged in racial profiling, or just plain stupid, you don't get to follow someone, shot them, and then claim self-defense. Doesn't work that way. By the by...Trayvon had the right to defend himself against Mr. Zimmerman's initial attack and Zimmerman STILL can't claim self-defense. Sorry but that's the law.
SWAG

Cedar Rapids, IA

#8 Apr 5, 2012
Stand your ground is completely unnecessary law. Justification/Self-Defense statues as they stand cover most if not all situations in which one might need defend one's self against the imminent threat of bodily injury or death.
toosense

Swisher, IA

#10 Apr 7, 2012
Jackson and Sharpton want to act like fools and pretend there is sooooooooo much racial injustice in the world and poor mommy and daddy looking to score a few bucks,simple.

“God Bless America ”

Since: Jan 07

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#11 Apr 8, 2012
N D B wrote:
I don't think FL needs new laws. We need to defend ourselves against stupid smart alecs who think it's cool to flash guns. I don't see how Trayvon could've beaten Zimmerman. He is much heavier than Trayvon and I have a problem believing that. I think Zimmerman was the stupid smart alec in this situation and should be punished to the extent of the law.
The Sanford police report shows Zimmerman's height to be 5'9" and his weight 180 lbs. Martin's height is listed as 6'0" (6'3" in news reports) and his weight 160 (170 in news reports);therefore Martin was the bigger one, the one seen on top of Zimmerman by witnesses. Medical evidence supports Zimmerman story: his nose was broken and his head injured. Both the police report, the police officers who went to the scene, and the paramedics who treated Zimmerman at the acene can attest to this; so why should Zimmerman not have shot Martin, who was banging his head repeatedly onto the cement? Was Zimmerman supposed to let this "litle kid" beat him to death? Martin had no business returning to the scene and trying to kill Zimmerman.

“God Bless America ”

Since: Jan 07

Location hidden

#12 Apr 8, 2012
toosense wrote:
Jackson and Sharpton want to act like fools and pretend there is sooooooooo much racial injustice in the world and poor mommy and daddy looking to score a few bucks,simple.
Acting? I don't believe they are just acting like fools. It seems to come natural to them.

“God Bless America ”

Since: Jan 07

Location hidden

#13 Apr 8, 2012
Kristen wrote:
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"Punk"? So anyone wearing baggy clothes, a hoodie, has tattoos, etc. is a "gangsta wannabe"? Hell I'm in trouble then! I think people need to be more informed, but really name calling and being completely immature about the situation isn't going to change anything. No justice has been served. If some creepy guy was following me I would panic too. Keep in mind his girlfriend has stated she was on the phone and Martin told her he was being watched/followed by this guy.
The girlfriend on the phone didn't listen to his backtracking to sneak up behind Zimmerman as he was getting into his car to leave. However, I'd bet he told her he was going to get the man following him. She probably was aware what he planned. The fact is that Zimmerman discontinued following Martin after Martin vanished from sight but Martin wanted to get even so he followed and attacked Zimmerman. He was the aggressor, not Zimmerman. Martin was a thug who made a big mistake in judgement. Instead of teaching Zimmerman a lesson, he sadly got one.

As for the clohes, anyone who dresses like he is lacking intelligence has no right to get offended when normal persons find their clothing--pants hanging below their rears, for example--ridiculous. People who dress that way give others the impression they aren't overly blessed with brains.

“God Bless America ”

Since: Jan 07

Location hidden

#14 Apr 8, 2012
SWAG wrote:
Bottomline...whethere Mr. Zimmerman is a racist, engaged in racial profiling, or just plain stupid, you don't get to follow someone, shot them, and then claim self-defense. Doesn't work that way. By the by...Trayvon had the right to defend himself against Mr. Zimmerman's initial attack and Zimmerman STILL can't claim self-defense. Sorry but that's the law.
He certainly can claim self-defense. Witnesses saw Martin on top of Zimmerman. Zimmerman was being assaulted by Martin, who doubled back to attack Zimmerman. Martin was not defending himself; rather, he was trying to kill Zimmerman. There was no initial attack by Zimmerman, who simply followed Martin a short distance, lost him, and was trying to get into his car to leave when Martin walked up behind him and began the assault. Medical evidence and the police verify this. Martin caused his own death by assaulting Zimmerman.
Mr Wonderful

Madison, WI

#15 Apr 10, 2012
I find it interesting that the "justice" that all the liberal nut jobs are screaming their race-baiting lungs out for has already been served.
Any-Many-Miny-Mo

Dagsboro, DE

#16 Apr 22, 2012
the laws of FL opens the doors for injustice..

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