Trayvon Martin Debate - Philadelphia, PA

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What's your reaction to the Trayvon Martin Case?

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MYU

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Mar 25, 2012
 
Racially motivated, period.
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Mar 25, 2012
 
A lot of people will get mad and argue that it was not. Specifically white people, but it is just so obvious that Zimmerman was racial profiling. I understand that there was a history of robberies in that community. However, what people need to understand is that NOT EVERY BLACK MALE IS A THIEF. Trayvon Martin was simply walking back to his dads house. He had snacks in his hand and a phone to his ear. With a hood on, okay maybe thats what made him look a little suspicious. But you still can't assume anything from that. Ultimately, no matter what happens with this case in the end, Zimmerman was wrong for shooting Trayvon Martin dead. How dare he claim self defense when he was the one who pursued Martin? And he should have at least warned Martin of his weapon instead of just shooting him in cold blood because of his ignorance and hatred. I highly doubt that Zimmerman was so damn helpless that he had to pull out a gun on Martin. Martin is the one who was legitimately standing his ground in self defense. If a spooky stalkerish psycho was following me, I would feel threatened and if I had to, I would fight to get away too. Trayvon Martin did not have a fair chance in this situation at all.
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Mar 26, 2012
 
Zimmerman stalked this kid. Shot this kid. Trayvon Martin may have defended himself and the coward Zimmerman shot the kid. The kid is dead. That is the fact.
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Mar 26, 2012
 
Actually he wasn't a kid they only showed young pictures on the media! He's 6'6. I don't believe he should have been shot, but no one knows the whole story! It could of just been self-defense! Secondly, if it was the other way around, it wouldn't have been spread nation wide like this! True story! Something happened last week the other way around, where I live & no one gives a s*it!
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#5
Mar 26, 2012
 
Just saw a picture of t.m ( from like a month ago) sticking both of his middle figures up with no shirt on in a picture for facebook! other than the 7 year old picture of him they have on the news. Just wow!
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Mar 26, 2012
 
I just saw the pic. You scary ass people are delirious! You know what? Regardless, Zimmerman is alive and Martin isn't. Zimmerman had a weapon and Trayvon didn't. The fight was unequal and unfair because Zimmerman had a gun. Zimmerman may have gotten his ass whipped but I guess he had it coming. He knew how "big" or "tall" Trayvon was when his dumb ass walked up to him! OR maybe Trayvon DIDN'T look that big and bad to Zimmerman, like everyone is trying to portray him. But you know what? Despite all that, Zimmerman may walk free just because of a poorly structured Florida law.
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Mar 26, 2012
 
It was a bad part in Florida! You never know when Anyone is carrying anything. But Zimmerman was coming out of his car and t.m came behind him hit his head against it, pushed his face on the ground & broke zimmerman's nose! Know you can tell me if you we're in a bad area like that, that you would just lay there, whatever race anyone is! You never know if anyone has a gun or knife on them!
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Mar 26, 2012
 
babi wrote:
It was a bad part in Florida! You never know when Anyone is carrying anything. But Zimmerman was coming out of his car and t.m came behind him hit his head against it, pushed his face on the ground & broke zimmerman's nose! Know you can tell me if you we're in a bad area like that, that you would just lay there, whatever race anyone is! You never know if anyone has a gun or knife on them!


I just can't believe that Zimmerman wouldn't fight back at all with his fists unless he wanted to set it up to look like he was helpless. And actually, Trayvon didn't come up behind him. Zimmerman approached him face to face.
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Mar 26, 2012
 
babi wrote:
Actually he wasn't a kid they only showed young pictures on the media! He's 6'6. I don't believe he should have been shot, but no one knows the whole story! It could of just been self-defense! Secondly, if it was the other way around, it wouldn't have been spread nation wide like this! True story! Something happened last week the other way around, where I live & no one gives a s*it!


Things only grow as big as the media wants to make it. The media chooses the stories. Not the people.
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Mar 26, 2012
 
Same damn thing! When I say he came up behind him, I didnt mean he had his chest touching the guys back!!!! & yeah you can fight with fists! BUT IT WAS BAD AREA! Like I said before! Zimmerman didn't know if t.m had a gun or not! So in SELF-DEFENSE he used it ! It was a bad area & you never know what anyone has on them!
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Mar 26, 2012
 
babi wrote:
Same damn thing! When I say he came up behind him, I didnt mean he had his chest touching the guys back!!!! & yeah you can fight with fists! BUT IT WAS BAD AREA! Like I said before! Zimmerman didn't know if t.m had a gun or not! So in SELF-DEFENSE he used it ! It was a bad area & you never know what anyone has on them!


If Zimmerman cared whether Trayvon had a gun or not, he wouldn't have approached him in the first place. And the bottom line is, Trayvon had no weapon and Zimmerman knee that. He is just an idiot punk who tried to be a hero and couldn't even fight. I wonder how the hell he caught burglars when he is such a punk.
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Mar 26, 2012
 
no. How do you know someone has a weapon! It not like someone would wear it on the outside of their clothing! Secondly, just got done watching the news again, when this came up. The police have evidence that t.m attacked Zimmerman first. & he just got suspended from school.
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Mar 26, 2012
 
babi wrote:
no. How do you know someone has a weapon! It not like someone would wear it on the outside of their clothing! Secondly, just got done watching the news again, when this came up. The police have evidence that t.m attacked Zimmerman first. & he just got suspended from school.


Suspension from school is irrelevant. And I am not denying that Trayvon raised his hand first. But I still think it was a very bad decision for Zimmerman to kill Trayvon. What I want to know is, how close was Trayvon to Zimmerman when the gun was fired? Why didn't Zimmerman warn Trayvon first? Why couldn't he shoot him in the arm or leg or shoulder to disable him?
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Mar 26, 2012
 
Above_The_Bull-ish wrote:
<quoted text>Suspension from school is irrelevant. And I am not denying that Trayvon raised his hand first. But I still think it was a very bad decision for Zimmerman to kill Trayvon. What I want to know is, how close was Trayvon to Zimmerman when the gun was fired? Why didn't Zimmerman warn Trayvon first? Why couldn't he shoot him in the arm or leg or shoulder to disable him?
the sad thing is no one warns someone when their about to shoot them. I agree he should have shoot him somewhere to disable him. But sometimes when you get in fight with a gun you don't know where your shooting.:/
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Mar 26, 2012
 
babi wrote:
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the sad thing is no one warns someone when their about to shoot them. I agree he should have shoot him somewhere to disable him. But sometimes when you get in fight with a gun you don't know where your shooting.:/


Yeah, I agree. And thats why guns are not the answer.
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#16
Mar 26, 2012
 
What is the difference from wearing a hood in Minnesota as to Florida?
A: A big one, there is no reason to wear a hood in a warm climate
Sure it may have been raining but a cloth hood gets soaked and offers no protection
Didn't this guy know of something called an umbrella?
And why is the media calling this assassin White all the time?
He is hispanic and jew
For all the black seekers of justice out there take it up with the aclu, the spls, and aipac who are defending him
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Mar 27, 2012
 
I know that pale freckled redheaded Irish kids languish in foster care because they are unwanted, even by the Irish barwhores who gave birth to them.
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Mar 27, 2012
 
Above_The_Bull-ish wrote:
A lot of people will get mad and argue that it was not. Specifically white people, but it is just so obvious that Zimmerman was racial profiling. I understand that there was a history of robberies in that community. However, what people need to understand is that NOT EVERY BLACK MALE IS A THIEF. Trayvon Martin was simply walking back to his dads house. He had snacks in his hand and a phone to his ear. With a hood on, okay maybe thats what made him look a little suspicious. But you still can't assume anything from that. Ultimately, no matter what happens with this case in the end, Zimmerman was wrong for shooting Trayvon Martin dead. How dare he claim self defense when he was the one who pursued Martin? And he should have at least warned Martin of his weapon instead of just shooting him in cold blood because of his ignorance and hatred. I highly doubt that Zimmerman was so damn helpless that he had to pull out a gun on Martin. Martin is the one who was legitimately standing his ground in self defense. If a spooky stalkerish psycho was following me, I would feel threatened and if I had to, I would fight to get away too. Trayvon Martin did not have a fair chance in this situation at all.
Actually starting to look like he was justified in shootin Martin. WE will need to see all the FACTS apparently eye witness saying Martin attacked Zim and he was even calling for help zim apparently even has a broken nose. If this is true and Martin is the aggresor then it is very justified to shoot him.
I originally thought the cops misued the law in protecting him but looks like that may not be the case.
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Mar 27, 2012
 
Above_The_Bull-ish wrote:
I just saw the pic. You scary ass people are delirious! You know what? Regardless, Zimmerman is alive and Martin isn't. Zimmerman had a weapon and Trayvon didn't. The fight was unequal and unfair because Zimmerman had a gun. Zimmerman may have gotten his ass whipped but I guess he had it coming. He knew how "big" or "tall" Trayvon was when his dumb ass walked up to him! OR maybe Trayvon DIDN'T look that big and bad to Zimmerman, like everyone is trying to portray him. But you know what? Despite all that, Zimmerman may walk free just because of a poorly structured Florida law.
dont be stuck on stupid Florida law is solid and should NOT be changed.
2 things cops did a poor job and dont understand the law or zimmerman was justified in shooting him. If he was following him and confronted him then Florida law doesnt protect zimmerman at ALL. Now if Martin was the aggresor then yes the good florida law will protect Zimmerman becuase the shooting would be justified. Lets see what all the facts show. I think its a shame how the left wing media is making this out {white hispanic lol) guess Obama is a white african american.
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Mar 27, 2012
 
KeepGitmoOpen wrote:
<quoted text>Actually starting to look like he was justified in shootin Martin. WE will need to see all the FACTS apparently eye witness saying Martin attacked Zim and he was even calling for help zim apparently even has a broken nose. If this is true and Martin is the aggresor then it is very justified to shoot him.
I originally thought the cops misued the law in protecting him but looks like that may not be the case.


I have recently researched new facts. NEITHER of them were saints. NEITHER of them were right. But what ever happened to a good old fashioned fist fight? No matter what, Zimmerman is wrong for shooting Martin. If it weren't for Zimmerman's cowardly ways, BOTH of them would have walked away ALIVE. It would have only been fair for Zimmerman to shoot Trayvon if he had possession of a weapon as well. BOTTOM LINE, END OF STORY. Zimmerman is a grown ass man. Why couldn't he legitimately fight back with his fists? I see he isn't tough enough to be a real cop. The idiot can't even fight! He is a coward who made a series of bad decisions. It was a senseless chain reaction. No matter WHAT this case boils down to, Zimmerman will forever be wrong for killing someone. He didn't give a warning or anything.

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