Trayvon Martin Debate - Oak Ridge, TN

Discuss the national Trayvon Martin debate in Oak Ridge, TN.

What's your reaction to the Trayvon Martin Case?

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Since: Feb 12

Mcminnville, TN

#1 Mar 25, 2012
It's a sad story, I think the police force should be ashamed for the way they handled the situation. Had it been a 17 year old white boy you know the outcome would be very different...

Since: Mar 12

Nashville, TN

#2 Mar 30, 2012
I think that the media is basically going to force a conviction on Zimmerman because they want to push for the racism bullshit. Not to mention that its great campaigning for our half ass president. I really wish that the media hadnt ever got involved so that all the fact could be put on the table and their would be a fair trial. I personally, think that Zimmerman is guilty of murder. But these dumbasses like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are going to keep a fair trial from happening. I dont even have enough time to say what i think about Trayvons mothers agenda (whatever that may be). HolieKat is right. If it had been a white boy that got shot we wouldve never heard it. Too bad that stories about our soldiers overseas that are dying everyday for everyone of ours freedom isnt getting there stories on the news. It makes me sick.
Wondering

Fort Campbell, TN

#3 Mar 30, 2012
Were is ALL the concern for all the black on black gang killings, like Chicago were 14 blacks were killed on Valentines day weekend, including a little kid. I bet the rev Jackson and the black panthers could not EVEN tell you thier names
Wondering

Fort Campbell, TN

#4 Mar 30, 2012
This country really needs to wake up real soon

Since: Feb 12

Mcminnville, TN

#5 Mar 30, 2012
I don't really think this was a racial issue myself but Obama sure made it worse... He fueled the fire there is no doubt in my mind. What about the Newsom/Christensen murders, I think they were way worse.
Wondering

Fort Campbell, TN

#6 Mar 30, 2012
Kat, they were worse,and I agree, but they will say there was a conviction
and

Mauldin, SC

#7 Mar 30, 2012
HolieKat wrote:
I don't really think this was a racial issue myself but Obama sure made it worse... He fueled the fire there is no doubt in my mind. What about the Newsom/Christensen murders, I think they were way worse.
That's a good point... the murders that took place in Knoxville were horrible!! Bc the roles were reversed this case you saw very little T.V coverage other than in our area. Its a real shame!!
Wondering

Fort Campbell, TN

#8 Mar 30, 2012
I could go on and on. I always hear I should not be racist but things like this , along with our UT basketball coach has a blue tie on for african american prostate cancer instead for everyone, makes it hard.
Wondering

Fort Campbell, TN

#9 Mar 30, 2012
to and, if its black on black or black on white its some how not the same???

Since: Feb 12

Mcminnville, TN

#10 Mar 30, 2012
Wondering wrote:
Kat, they were worse,and I agree, but they will say there was a conviction
Yes, and now they get to be re tried because the judge was a pill head... that really pisses me off. they are both tragedies and Florida really needs to think about amending their law. I honestly think Obama really drove the racial nail into this case by saying if he had a son he would look like Trayvon, He had no business to say that, and it's even worse to realize it's re election time and that's why he said it. I do think it's possible that the man who shot Trayvon racially profiled him honestly with the way some people act today I'd say it's a good possibility but whether the shooter did or didn't it still really is awful. I have to wonder how big this would be if the man who shot Trayvon had been white...
Wondering

Fort Campbell, TN

#11 Mar 30, 2012
Like I said this country needs to wake up before NOVEMBER

Since: Feb 12

Mcminnville, TN

#12 Mar 30, 2012
Wondering wrote:
Like I said this country needs to wake up before NOVEMBER
Yes I really hope they do because Obama is spouting the biggest bunch of bull shit that I have ever heard...
Wondering

Fort Campbell, TN

#13 Mar 30, 2012
I dont know if you can wake up the stupid little white college girls LOL

Since: Feb 12

Mcminnville, TN

#14 Mar 30, 2012
Wondering wrote:
I dont know if you can wake up the stupid little white college girls LOL
LMFAO you got me tickled with that one!!
and

United States

#15 Apr 1, 2012
Wondering wrote:
to and, if its black on black or black on white its some how not the same???
That was my point.. it should be the same but bc the roles were reversed it wasn't a big media deal other than in our area...
bigbosplayer

Gilbert, AZ

#16 Apr 2, 2012
You guys sound like typical white Americans. And it's sad cause either you don't want to know or don't care about what's really going on. You're the type that like to stay blinded by your own small town righteousness.

Since: Feb 12

Mcminnville, TN

#17 Apr 2, 2012
why because I believe that there have been worse racially minded cases than Trayvon's case? Color, religion, and gender don't matter to me at all... What does matter is the senseless death of a 17 year old boy. Racially motivated or not it's sad does the color really matter.
ricky

High Point, NC

#18 Apr 5, 2012
How do u keep 5the black guys from raping a white girl? Throw them a basketball lol
Wondering

Fort Campbell, TN

#19 Apr 6, 2012
The color matters to the rev jacksons the sharptons and the black panthers

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