Trayvon Martin Debate - Seymour, TN

Discuss the national Trayvon Martin debate in Seymour, TN.

What's your reaction to the Trayvon Martin Case?

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Ty

Knoxville, TN

#1 Apr 3, 2012
I think that we shouldnt judge ANYBODY! The media can make anything sound as good or as bad as they want it too. The only ones who need to be worrying about this is the lawyers and judges in FL who are involved in this case. PERIOD! End of story!
sickntired

United States

#2 Apr 6, 2012
The tragedy about this whole thing is that the kid was heading in the wrong direction, and it caught up with him. Instead of yelling about racial injustice, people should be looking at their own families and asking themselves....."Are my kids headed in this direction?"
Bubba

Knoxville, TN

#3 Apr 6, 2012
sickntired wrote:
The tragedy about this whole thing is that the kid was heading in the wrong direction, and it caught up with him. Instead of yelling about racial injustice, people should be looking at their own families and asking themselves....."Are my kids headed in this direction?"
What direction would that be? This kid just turned 17, in the month he was executed/murdered! He was a teenager, he had no arrest, period! So how did you determine that he was "heading in the wrong direction"? However, the man that took his life, zimmerman, did have a record and I do have the links to prove all that I have posted. Zimmerman was arrested for battery on a cop, domestic abuse, fiance; and traffic violation. He was the "self appointed" neighborhood watch person. The Neighborhood Watch was not a registered one, he liked to refer to himself in that capacity. He was also fired from a security job, because he was over zealous, in other words, he loved authority. He was 28 years old, his father was a supreme court judge/magistrate, I am certain this had nothing to do with the fact, no charges were applicable, at the time of his arrest. He was arrested, I do wonder why he was released, strange. Yes, in a typical, cover up, calling in a favor, kind of way.
sickntired

United States

#4 Apr 7, 2012
Bubba wrote:
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What direction would that be? This kid just turned 17, in the month he was executed/murdered! He was a teenager, he had no arrest, period! So how did you determine that he was "heading in the wrong direction"? However, the man that took his life, zimmerman, did have a record and I do have the links to prove all that I have posted. Zimmerman was arrested for battery on a cop, domestic abuse, fiance; and traffic violation. He was the "self appointed" neighborhood watch person. The Neighborhood Watch was not a registered one, he liked to refer to himself in that capacity. He was also fired from a security job, because he was over zealous, in other words, he loved authority. He was 28 years old, his father was a supreme court judge/magistrate, I am certain this had nothing to do with the fact, no charges were applicable, at the time of his arrest. He was arrested, I do wonder why he was released, strange. Yes, in a typical, cover up, calling in a favor, kind of way.
The kid HAD been in trouble too. He had been suspended from school. He'd been caught with tools that were used to break into houses. I believe there was even a drug possession charge. He wasn't the innocent "child" everyone made him out to be. He broke the other guy's nose, He was up to no good. Fate would have it that eventually he would meet up with someone with a gun....
I see kids like this every day. They start out by just getting in trouble in school, then it steadily progresses to more and more trouble, if someone, a parent, doesn't step in and take charge then the kids just continues to spiral down. Too often parents now a days enable their children." Oh son, I know they pick on you at that school....." or "I believe you. Those police officers must have planted all that stuff on you...."
Didnt Deserve To Die

Maryville, TN

#5 Apr 7, 2012
Regardless of what side you are on, it all comes down to, this child (person) didn't have to die.
What bothers me is the stand people are taking. I just read an article that quotes a man saying, "I am concerned about MY people!" OMG, this is why we have problems today. What is MY PEOPLE?
Americans! That is what we are and we have men and women dying for us daily they are called SERVICE MEN and WOMEN! If a white man dies, do we yell, "I am concerned for MY PEOPLE?"
Don't turn this into a racial war call it what it is. Zimmerman didn't have to KILL this CHILD!

“Shhhhsh I'm sleeping”

Since: Dec 06

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#6 Apr 7, 2012
Didnt Deserve To Die wrote:
Regardless of what side you are on, it all comes down to, this child (person) didn't have to die.
What bothers me is the stand people are taking. I just read an article that quotes a man saying, "I am concerned about MY people!" OMG, this is why we have problems today. What is MY PEOPLE?
Americans! That is what we are and we have men and women dying for us daily they are called SERVICE MEN and WOMEN! If a white man dies, do we yell, "I am concerned for MY PEOPLE?"
Don't turn this into a racial war call it what it is. Zimmerman didn't have to KILL this CHILD!
Maybe he didn't, but maybe he did. The fact that we know now that Trayvon didn't have a weapon is hind-sight. At the time he was sitting on Zimmerman bouncing his head off the ground, zimmerman didn't know if he had a gun or a knife or not. If he had known, he might have decided to fight, but, he didn't know. When you are scarred and being hit, and also being told that "It is your time to die, I'm going to kill you!" which is what Zimmerman claims Trayvon was saying your mind doesn't always work so well.

Everything needs to put into the perspective of time. Trayvon didn't know Zimmerman had a gun or he probably wouldn't have punched him in the nose. Neither man knew what the other one had on him.

People need to keep the time perspective in mind when they look at this case.

Many 17 yr old "children" have been found guilty of murder and charged as adults. I was in the Army at 17 and overseas, 17 isn't a child.

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