Trayvon Martin Debate - Orlando, FL

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Gil Rodriguez

Orlando, FL

#2 Mar 25, 2012
I don't believe race played a role in the police decision to not arrest Zimmerman. There must be information we the public js not aware of and it would be unwise to jump to conclusions until all is out in the open!
PeaceWalker

Orlando, FL

#3 Mar 25, 2012
Damn right its racial injustice, and no one called the last number on his phone. His parents found out after they called the police the following day. The man was TOLD not to follow the kid, he mumbled a racial under his voice. His initial assumption was that the kid was trouble. The cops didn't check to see if Zimmerman was under the influence of anything although you are supposed to. The cops put in a second police report that Zimmerman's nose was bleeding, and made it seem like he was attacked by Martin when he made his way back to his vehicle to await the arrival of the police. People heard the kid screaming, and the police on the scene tried to play "Jedi" mind tricks as they told the people that it was Zimmerman screaming (although it clearly sounded more like a kid, and the screams silenced with the gunshot). The cops have allowed this guy to remain free for nearly a month now with no arrest regardless of the evidence, and their asses should be fired just as much as he needs to be arrested. I don't want to waste another dime of my taxes on them because they are here to serve and protect those they wish to serve and protect, not to abide by the oath they took. You don't fix a situation to be the best outcome for someone, regardless of race, you do what you are paid to do, not what you want to do. This is the law, not play time.

There are a lot of dumb ass people that feel that people of different races shouldn't live among each other, and they should go live in a place where they can live in peace away from everyone else. These people act like they are fine being around other races of people until they open their mouths to express themselves. You notice I don't mention specific races here, because there would be people of many different races in that area. They can be each other's ignorant problem, allowing the rest of us to live and let live (and trust me, there will be a lot of people there, even some we would have never thought of).

#Justice4Trayvon
FLZoso

Orlando, FL

#4 Mar 26, 2012
That Karl Marx...oops, Obama felt the need to chime in on a specific incident and make sure it is taken care of. Basically, he is calling the Sanford Law Enforcement Officers inept at doing their job. But then again it was a chance for more face time. Since then a white 13 year old kid was doused in gasoline by 2 black punks and set on fire. If Marx doesn't give a speech on that incident then I would clearly call that being biased and racist.
FLZoso

Orlando, FL

#5 Mar 26, 2012
Come back when you can supply us with every detail of information about this incident that no one, that's right not even you has yet. Now put the crack pipe down, pull up your under-roos and for the love of God, LEAVE YOUR COUSIN ALONE!

Level 1

Since: Dec 07

Clermont, Florida

#6 Mar 26, 2012
And update your Trayvon picture...he wasn't this little kid you keep showing.
Retired Circuit Judge

Gaithersburg, MD

#7 Mar 26, 2012
Dismayed wrote:
And update your Trayvon picture...he wasn't this little kid you keep showing.
LOOTING AND RIOTING EXPECTED ON FLORIDA STREETS:
With the possibility of some robberies and murders on the Florida streets, many people soon will move away and gangs will take over and will create another 9-11 but will be in the hood. Remember the Rodney King incident in Los Angeles, California back in the spring of 1992? When I was a judge in courthoom number three in the Judicial Center here in Rockville, Maryland I heard that the looting and rioting may affect here in Montgomery County, Maryland but we have a good police team to prevent any incidents here as we did back then. As a judge, I had good protection from gangs since I had sentenced several latino gangs for crimes such as robbery and murder. We had good security here back then at the courthouses.
Unbelievable

United States

#8 Mar 26, 2012
Sharpton & Jackson are fueling so much hate just like they did with the Duke lacross case.

It's out of the local law enforcement hands and we need to all settle down and let the state attorney do her job before some other tragedy happens.

Level 1

Since: Dec 07

Clermont, Florida

#10 Mar 26, 2012
And the new black panthers have a bounty on Zimmerman and have passed out flyers "WANTED: Dead or Alive"... there will be more violence before this is over. It's a lose-lose situation.
@Retired Judge: I would not be surprised at anything at this point. Word is out now that Zimmerman said Trayvon attacked him from the back, threw him to the ground, battered his head into the ground...and Trayvon was suspended from school in Miami because pot/residue in a baggie was found in his possession. And I'm hearing that he's not this cute little kid still being shown and looking to be about 10 y/o...I've heard he was over 6'...
Everybody jumped to conclusions about race, calling it murder, and now all these other media prostitutes showing up in this small town of Sanford stirring up fire and brimstone from coast to coast. Jesse Jackson even referred to this as a moment, or a movement that will be a war.
Alpha

Orlando, FL

#13 Mar 26, 2012
If your dress like 2pac you will be treated like 2pac and 2pac got shot, therefore don't be surprised at what happened. I don't feel sorry for a young wanna be thug that got shot. Pull your pants up and read a book and then maybe people will respect you more.
Wilson II

Tallahassee, FL

#14 Mar 26, 2012
I think Martin had a gun and tossed it while being chased by Zimmerman. I also read where Zimmerman had a BROKEN NOSE, BLOODY BACK OF HIS HEAD, and GRASS STAINS ON THE BACK OF HIS SHIRT. Zimmerman was 250 lb, out of shape. Martin was 6'1" and played football. You figure that out. All Martin had to do was answer Zimmerman when he asked him where he was going. Martin was up in the yards and wearing a hoodie - 2 things you don't need to be doing at night.

Even Law and Order put hoodies on hoodlums.

Martin was up in yards where he didn't need to be. Zimmerman wanted to apprehend this person to see if this could be the burglar.

Did you know the police dept in Sanford only work M-
F 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. What do you think the chances are of the Sheriff getting there timely
Wilson II

Tallahassee, FL

#15 Mar 26, 2012
I hope like anything the law went and followed the path Zimmerman chased this Martin to see if he tossed a gun in the bushes.

The temperature that night was around 70 degrees -- Why was Martin wearing a hoodie?
Bad People

Mascot, TN

#16 Mar 26, 2012
Alpha wrote:
If your dress like 2pac you will be treated like 2pac and 2pac got shot, therefore don't be surprised at what happened. I don't feel sorry for a young wanna be thug that got shot. Pull your pants up and read a book and then maybe people will respect you more.
Spoken like a true racist . Back in the 50s kids wore black leather jackets with skulls on them and nobody shot and killed them . Some were in gangs . It never was a issue . Our country is imploding . Zimmerman should have listen to the cop and stayed in his car . But his thrust was to murder this child like many scumbag Spanish people old like to do . Our crooked Government let a lot of scum in our country including 12 million Mexican here illegally .
Bad People

Mascot, TN

#17 Mar 26, 2012
Wilson II wrote:
I hope like anything the law went and followed the path Zimmerman chased this Martin to see if he tossed a gun in the bushes.
The temperature that night was around 70 degrees -- Why was Martin wearing a hoodie?
Because this is America and you can wear what you want . Why do crooked cops wear a badge ?
PETE

Edgewater, FL

#18 Mar 26, 2012
Bad People wrote:
<quoted text>Spoken like a true racist . Back in the 50s kids wore black leather jackets with skulls on them and nobody shot and killed them . Some were in gangs . It never was a issue . Our country is imploding . Zimmerman should have listen to the cop and stayed in his car . But his thrust was to murder this child like many scumbag Spanish people old like to do . Our crooked Government let a lot of scum in our country including 12 million Mexican here illegally .
The above poster is CRAZY Ron the CONVICTED FELON. He has a long RECORD of criminal LOW LIFE activities. See his RECORD below

Level 1

Since: Dec 07

Clermont, Florida

#19 Mar 26, 2012
It was raining that night...wearing a hoodie shouldn't be a big deal. There are lots of white kids who wear hoodies...heck, I'm over 60 and wear them on occasion.

I just think it's wrong to put those "little boy" pictures of Trayvon all over the reports when they are way out of date. How about showing the one on google images with his underwear showing half way down and both middle fingers up.

It was wrong of Zimmerman to continue following him after being told not to...and I'm so sorry a kid is dead for no reason. I doubt he had a gun on him since he just went to the 7/11 for skittles.
Wilson II

Tallahassee, FL

#20 Mar 26, 2012
I'd like to know when the BLACK PANTHERS will be arrested. They arrested the man who threatened the sheriff. So why aren't the BLACK PANTHERS being arrested for putting a bounty on the head of G. Zimmerman....And their poster read DEAD OR ALIVE.

That's illegal.
Wilson II

Tallahassee, FL

#21 Mar 26, 2012
It was merely a suggestion by the sheriff's office not to follow. Don't know if you read what the hours of the POLICE DEPT are there in Sanford, but they only operate: Mon - Fri 8 a - 5 p. So I don't think any sheriff could have gotten there timely and Zimmerman really wanted to apprehend this person.

I think Zimmerman got the bad end of the fight, so he had to draw his gun.

I sure hope they tracked where the chase was, because there was a reason Martin didn't stop, and I think he had a gun. JMO
Wilson II

Tallahassee, FL

#22 Mar 26, 2012
Maybe he went to the 7/11 to buy pot? Maybe that's what he tossed. Thanks Dismayed...did not know what he had been suspended for.
FRIEND TO ALL

Washington, DC

#23 Mar 26, 2012
This is not a racial injustice matter. This is about an improper response to rude behavior by Zimmerman. Zimmerman question should not have provoked violence from the teenager. We do not fight to resolve problems are deal with rude behavior.

Self defesne is designed to protect citizens from those who want to solve probklems are disagreements with violence. This was an unfortunate incident to remind us that we don't solve problems with violence and that people have the right to defend themselves with deadly force if thier life is in danger.
Wilson II

Tallahassee, FL

#24 Mar 26, 2012
"With a single punch," the Orlando Sentinel, citing police sources, reported Monday, "Trayvon Martin decked the Neighborhood Watch volunteer ... climbed on top of [him] and slammed his head into the sidewalk several times, leaving him bloody and battered."

Meanwhile, the difference between the typical teenager Martin's family and supporters say he was and the way he presented himself on social media is the subject of increasing debate.

correspondence with Martin on Twitter before he died alludes to an incident with a bus driver. "Yu ain't tell me you swung on a bus driver," Martin's cousin wrote to him on Feb. 21.

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