Trayvon Martin Debate - Grants Pass, OR

Discuss the national Trayvon Martin debate in Grants Pass, OR.

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Grants Pass, OR

#1 Apr 17, 2012
Zimmerman not only defied the instructions of the 911 operator he called himself, he then proceeded to cause a confrontation. He is at fault for that.
However, why do people in a gated community rely on only one or two people for defense? If they have been having problems, why did not Zimmerman call 5-10 local residents and they all "greet" the "intruder"? He would have been easily outnumbered, and left with no incident. Or they would have known him by now since they would have met him. No violence needed. In the old days, the whole village "met" the newcomers and they knew to either not come back, or were welcomed, but no murder was needed. People would rather hide behind locked doors and let someone else to deal with what is going on in their community and this is the result. I don't believe it's race as much as media driven paranoia and how humans have changed to hide behind the mask of their computers and phones to socialize and never deal with real life situations or people. We have dehumanized ourselves and each other to the point of murder with no forethought. What happened to block parties, community gatherings, welcome wagons? Those things helped people to bond, to be a people, you got to know the kids that needed help due to fail parents or w/e. If more of that went on, perhaps the two in question would even have been friends instead of what has happened now.
Dysfunction Junction

Myrtle Creek, OR

#2 Apr 18, 2012
Our Cops are worthless so if he were to run around my Jo. Co. neighborhood at night wearing a dark hoody, I'd shoot em too. As we say here in Cave Junction; We shoot first & then dial 9-11 that is if we can find the Eleven on the phone (lol). Not saying Zimmerman was in the right but in my hood he'd be a Hero.

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