Trayvon Martin Debate - Tampa, FL

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What's your reaction to the Trayvon Martin Case?

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blksareracist

Tampa, FL

#48 Apr 26, 2012
Racist blacks are now using this as an excuse to beat innocent white victims. And Zimmerman isn't even white. If you're black, and you think that this is a valid excuse to act like an animal and beat people - you're disgusting and you should jump off a bridge.

Since: Mar 11

Bradenton, FL

#51 Apr 27, 2012
POW wrote:
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So, the witnesses are lying, Zimmerman is lying, you cannot tell me a crime Zimmerman committed to warrant an assault by Trayvon.
Wheres that coming from?

I am going by what the testimony and witness are saying, what are you going by? Are you a physic?
No, you are a bigot who no matter what the evidence or witnesses say have already formed an opinion and cannot accept reason or facts because of your racially motivated bias.

I bet you see racism everywhere, everyday from every person that's a different color skin than you. Its who you are, but you really cannot see that you yourself are the racist.
GAIL USHER

Tampa, FL

#52 Apr 27, 2012
i believe that this incident was peaked by the current break-ins originally in a gated community, however, when a young black man was spoted he became the prime suspect. all black youths are not criminals
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Storm Warning

De Forest, WI

#54 Apr 27, 2012
POW wrote:
I bet if the victim had blonde hair and blue eyes, the killer would be behind bars. ijs
my brother was white 3 black shot him in the back, no marches, no arrests, no justice you have your head implanted deeply in your ass
the truth is out there

Lutz, FL

#55 Apr 27, 2012
A TIME TO THINK OF MONEY wrote:
Al Sharpton passing the buckets around.Wanting people to put 500 dollars from each person to help the teens mom and dad pay bills.What is all this really about?
Someone needs to find out if they are on medicaid, food stamps, and public housing and report them if they get money
the truth is out there

Lutz, FL

#56 Apr 27, 2012
I know about 15,000 who do not like Al shaprton in my old town.
He came to protest the only business in town for not hiring at least 50% blacks.
The owner said that he would not be shacked down by AL Sharpton. He closed the plant shipping all the jobs to mexico and said blame AL Sharpton.
County population 20,000
Plant jobs 500
350 whites, 125 blacks 25 mexicans working
now none of them have jobs
County population now 8000 older people on retirment or disable no stores, except a 7-11 store

“Shine Bright Like...”

Since: Jan 12

A Diamond

#57 Apr 28, 2012
Storm Warning wrote:
<quoted text>my brother was white 3 black shot him in the back, no marches, no arrests, no justice you have your head implanted deeply in your ass
So "three" Blacks shot him in the back, at the same exact time? Or did you just make that up on the spur of the moment?:\

Anyway, this is not a White/Black or Latino issue, the main qualm everyone had was the issue of Justice and the way this case was handled.

With some of you displaying such ignorance and callousness, you're exposing yourself for who you truly are despite your daily "smiles and handshakes" with other minorities.

The only people who played into the media was you.

Everyone needs to get a grip. Face your deep seated fears, differences, insecurities, and prejudices if you wish to make progress as a Nation.

God is still watching :)

Since: Mar 11

Bradenton, FL

#58 Apr 28, 2012
POW wrote:
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...Nowhere in my last statement did I mention any witnesses so I don't know how you concluded that I was saying the witness was lying or that I was trying to be physic (wherever you got that from). If you can spot anywhere in my last statement where I mentioned a witness, I will call myself a bigot on my next post. You can't find one, can you? Exactly.
I am going by the recorded phone call with zimmerman on the line with the police officer, and the officer clearly tells zimmerman he doesn't need zimmerman to follow trayvon. I'll admit Trayvon shouldn't have assaulted Zimmerman but, I am not sure why he did it, it could have been something that zimmerman said or did, or trayvon probably just attacked him for the hell of it, but then again that's why the cops told zimmerman not to follow trayvon. Yes, we heard zimmerman's side that trayvon attacked him but we will never get to hear trayvon's side why he attacked zimmerman.
Now here is where I mention witnesses...
One witness says he seen trayvon on top of zimmerman and told trayvon to stop, even though zimmerman said no one was there to help.
The police told Zimmermen not to follow and he did but he was not breaking the law by doing so. The witness did indeed see Trayvon beating Zimmerman and that is what Zimmermen said also. Zimmermen was being beaten viciously, he would not of known what was going on around him.
Zimmermen was justified in using self defense.
Assault is a crime, following is not.
James

Clearwater, FL

#59 Jun 21, 2012
Enough of this already - it happened you nor I will ever know the truth as we only get one side of the story - but the media also needs to show the recent pictures of Trayvon and not 5 year old ones having found them on youtube with gang signs and more he is NOT the child the media is showing - Zimmerman will NEVER get a fair trail and I would have done the same thing -- sorry but it's the truth
armedhippy

Spring Hill, FL

#60 Jun 21, 2012
James wrote:
Enough of this already - it happened you nor I will ever know the truth as we only get one side of the story - but the media also needs to show the recent pictures of Trayvon and not 5 year old ones having found them on youtube with gang signs and more he is NOT the child the media is showing - Zimmerman will NEVER get a fair trail and I would have done the same thing -- sorry but it's the truth
..........Dont ever feel the need to apologize,there is no need to...just saying.
Hurt in st Pete

Valrico, FL

#61 Jul 26, 2012
Black people in America are definitely inclined for violence because they won't get off their fat asses and get a job! If you don't like America go back to f*cking Africa you losers..
Hurt in st Pete

Valrico, FL

#62 Jul 26, 2012
If you want less crime send them all back to Africa !!!
p.d

Saint Petersburg, FL

#63 Jul 26, 2012
get over it

Since: Mar 11

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#66 Sep 18, 2012
Bob what?

Since: Mar 11

Bradenton, FL

#69 Oct 3, 2012
Ruck Fules wrote:
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say what u want, that doesn't disprove the fact that YOU'RE DEFENDING A MURDERER!!!
Self defense is not "murder"
I am defending a person where evidence show he was attacked and beaten, this person feared for their life and used self defense to protect himself.
Unfortunately, the attacker was killed.

I would question what type of society or culture makes a person think that they can jump on and beat another individual just because they think in their mind they are being disrespected?
More and more people are carrying handguns with concealed carry permits for this very reason.

Since: Mar 11

Bradenton, FL

#73 Nov 11, 2012
Ruck Fules wrote:
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...In other news, a Black man just whooped another white man's ass in the presidential race.
...or should zimmerman had shot him too out of self defense...
So you think the nation should vote on high profile criminal cases?
What does the Trayvon case have to do with the election?

Trayvon assaulted Zimmerman, no matter who's president that will ALWAYS be a crime. The unfortunate thing for Trayvon and others who resort to violence, more and more people are carrying handguns, with concealed carry, and know how to use them.

Your analogy is childish, says much about your mentality.

“some...you just can't reach”

Since: Jun 08

others...you don't want to

#75 Nov 20, 2012
let it go louis....let it go...
Poor Trina

Auburn, CA

#76 Nov 20, 2012
Patrick Aei wrote:
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So, the witnesses are lying, Zimmerman is lying, you cannot tell me a crime Zimmerman committed to warrant an assault by Trayvon.
Wheres that coming from?
I am going by what the testimony and witness are saying, what are you going by? Are you a physic?
No, you are a bigot who no matter what the evidence or witnesses say have already formed an opinion and cannot accept reason or facts because of your racially motivated bias.
I bet you see racism everywhere, everyday from every person that's a different color skin than you. Its who you are, but you really cannot see that you yourself are the racist.
Let's get the facts straight dim wit.There were no eye witnesses and Zimmerman's testimony should be questioned since he is the accused.You don't get that?LOL. You really are stupid.O.J. said he was innocent.Do you believe his testimony.Scott Petersen claimed his innocence too.That's what guilty people usually do.Proclaiming your innocence obviously doesn't mean that you are guilty but....You have to be a complete moron to think that the statements of the accused are proof of innocence.You need to do better that that.You're just making yourself look stupid.
Poor Trina

Auburn, CA

#77 Nov 20, 2012
Patrick Aei wrote:
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So you think the nation should vote on high profile criminal cases?
What does the Trayvon case have to do with the election?
Trayvon assaulted Zimmerman, no matter who's president that will ALWAYS be a crime. The unfortunate thing for Trayvon and others who resort to violence, more and more people are carrying handguns, with concealed carry, and know how to use them.
Your analogy is childish, says much about your mentality.
Please tell us what proof you have that Marting initiated the physical fight between the two and not Zimmerman.There is no eye witness testimony.You can't just make this shit up and expect it to fly.I am not one of the dim wits that pretend to know that Martin is innocent.I just know that you have no idea by whom the first punch was thrown.So why do you pretend to?

Since: Mar 11

Bradenton, FL

#78 Nov 24, 2012
Poor Trina wrote:
<quoted text>Please tell us what proof you have that Marting initiated the physical fight between the two and not Zimmerman.There is no eye witness testimony.You can't just make this shit up and expect it to fly.I am not one of the dim wits that pretend to know that Martin is innocent.I just know that you have no idea by whom the first punch was thrown.So why do you pretend to?
So Zimmerman's testimony should be discounted because he is the accused?
Zimmerman is innocent until proven guilty. The prosecution will have to prove he is not telling the truth about who started it.
Evidence shows Zimmerman was beaten, his injuries show that, and except for the gunshot wound, Trayvon had no injuries to show he was beaten or even struck by Zimmerman.

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