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I Am Very Disturbed By The Death Of Trayvon Martin

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    Not necessarily the case

    but the public reaction. America is so wishy washy. Had this been 20 or 30 years ago Zimmerman would have been in prison or dead. We're used to the south letting white men go and letting black little boys die because "everybodys a thug" Everybody did all this big talkin but who...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F Jul 30

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    The Issue Of The "hoodie"...

    ...and its emphasis bothers me, honestly. It was merely a peripheral factor in this kid's shooting, and most of us realise it. People wearing hoodies to church and on the floor of the House and the "Thousand Hoodie March", although well-intentioned, give racists something to...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 4 Responses Apr 6, 2012

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    No Evidence That Trayvon Was Fighting Somebody

    The funeral director who prepared Trayvon Martin's body for burial told a TV anchor that Martin had no injuries to his hands or arms that would indicate a fight had occurred. Trayvon Martin, 17, was shot and killed Feb. 26 by George Zimmerman, self-appointed captain of the...
    PenelopeParfait PenelopeParfait 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 30, 2012

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    A Prayer For Treyvon

    and sheperds we shall be for thee my lord for thee power hath descendth fourth from thy hand that our feet may swiftly carry out thy command so we shall flow a river fourth to thee and teeming with souls shall it ever be in nomini patri et filli et spirtus sancti
    saintsforever saintsforever 26-30, M Mar 26, 2012

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    Just To Get This Off My Chest...

    To be honest, I don't know which is more disturbing: The death of Trayvon Martin or the collective interest among authorities for this to happen. The latter should be disturbing to every American tax-paying citizen at least, which I'm sure Trayvon's parents are. A justice system...
    Tummie Tummie 26-30, M 19 Responses Mar 21, 2012

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    Trayvon Martin Shooting: A Timeline Of Events

    (CBS) The Feb. 26 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in Sanford, Fla., spilled over onto the national stage, sparking protests, debate and a personal statement from President Obama. The case has raised questions about...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 4 Responses Apr 11, 2012

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    Juror Says "Zimmerman Got Away With Murder"

    The lone minority member of the jury that acquitted George Zimmerman says Zimmerman "got away with murder" in the killing of teenager Trayvon Martin. In an interview with ABC News scheduled to air Thursday evening, the woman identified as Juror B29 said she feels she owes an...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 4 Responses Jul 25, 2013

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    Judge Revokes Zimmerman's Bond

    June 01, 2012|By the CNN Wire Staff A Florida judge revoked bond Friday for George Zimmerman, who is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin. Seminole County Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. ordered Zimmerman to...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 4, 2012

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    R.I.P. Trayvon

    I heard the 911 tape. I can only imagine the fright he must have felt. It was heartbreaking. Justice will be served for this sweet poor baby. Killed possibly for being black and donning a hoodie, some skittles, and an iced tea. George Zimmerman might get away with it with the law...
    AwesomeAngel AwesomeAngel 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 29, 2012

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    Well Well Well....let's See Shall We...

    1. George's Dad is a retired judge.... 2. There's a police report of him having an ALTERCATION WITH A POLICE OFFICER! Somehow (please look at #1) he got away with that. 3. There's another police report of him being domestically violent towards his ex! Somehow...someway...he got...
    Tummie Tummie 26-30, M 9 Responses Mar 29, 2012

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    Don't You Dare Dehumanize Trayvon

    Now the media wants to make this kid out to be a demon, to make it seem has though Zimmerman had a right to kill him. He's now being labeled a "Bad apple" and a kid who's never up to no good. The fact of the matter is that Zimmerman was told NOT to follow him and bother him and...
    PenelopeParfait PenelopeParfait 18-21, F 8 Responses Mar 27, 2012

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    Is This A “White” Trayvon? A Handy Chart For Conservatives - Duh

    By Oliver Willis · August 28,2013 In recent weeks, conservatives have tied themselves into knots attempting to Shoehorn (http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/08/26/fox-news-desperately-searches-for-the-white-tra/195591) horrible crimes into a framework which would allow them...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F 2 Responses Aug 28, 2013

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    Article: Trayvon Martin Killing Investigation Starts Over

    (CBS News) - The investigation into the killing of Trayvon Martin is essentially starting from scratch, with the new special prosecutor and a team of investigators quietly re-interviewing witnesses and examining evidence related to the unarmed teen's shooting death.The 17-year...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 4 Responses Mar 28, 2012

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    "stand Your Ground" Florida Law---double Standard ?

    Editor's Note: AC360's Gary Tuchman tells the story of Marissa Alexander, a woman who fired a gun in self-defense against her abusive husband. The case provides another example under which to examine Florida’s controversial “stand your ground” law. Gary's producer, Chuck...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 5 Responses Dec 19, 2012

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    From Wonkette: Fox News Expert Explains Trayvon Martin Died Of Street Attitude Plus Some Bullet Wounds...

    (Yet another way to justify murder. Thanks peza, for the article) Here is former NYPD detective Harry Houck bringing his hard-boiled perspective to Fox News on Tuesday, serving up a generous helping of No-Nonsense Tough Talk in a panel discussion about the second day of jury...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 9 Responses Jun 12, 2013

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    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 19, 2013

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    Zimmerman Charged With 2nd-degree Murder (april 11, 2012)

    (CBS/AP) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The neighborhood watch volunteer who shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was arrested and charged with second-degree murder Wednesday after months of mounting tensions and protests across the country. George Zimmerman, 28, could get up to life in...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 11, 2012

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    Something To Think About.........

    To me this way is the only way a George Zimmerman would have been innocent.
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F 1 Response Jun 29, 2013

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    Lester Chambers Physically Assaulted For Dedicating Song To Trayvon Martin

    At the Hayward-Russell City Blues festival, in Hayward CA, Dinalynn Potter assaulted the 73 year old soul singer. She was cited and released by police.
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 18, 2013

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    George Zimmerman, //= Trayvon Martin

    One day, I swear I will have Zimmerman- in the scope of fairness nd will be shot by the bullet of Justice From the Sniper of the people's will
    Doolittle547 Doolittle547 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 8, 2012

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    The Jury Is In...

    and George Zimmerman has been found not guilty. There is going to be a lot of outraged diatribe in the media and on the web about the outcome of this trial. I want to believe that there is still justice to be done here. From everything I have heard (in the media) George...
    icDavey icDavey 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 14, 2013

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    It Should Not Have Happen:

    Ok; I think I will add my two cents to the Trayvon Martin conversation here .... Let's start off by saying that Trayvon was NOT an angel. He was caught in school with a bag of jewelry that did not belong to him and a screwdriver (burglary tools as assessed by law enforcement...
    revrndale revrndale 61-65, M 5 Responses Apr 26, 2012

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    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 14, 2013

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    Sad And Needless

    I honestly didn't know that much about it until a couple days ago, but I'm pretty shocked that the system failed and people get angry that there's "reverse racism"...
    themoops themoops 41-45, M 7 Responses Jul 20, 2013

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    Poem For Trayvon Martin: In His Words Through Me

    When I woke up I didn't know that February 26, 2012 would be MY last day. I didn't know that night would be the last night of MY life, MY last breath to take. Who is this man that stalked ME and followed ME, a stranger in MY face? How could this man play GOD with MY life and...
    ThinkingIsBeautiful ThinkingIsBeautiful 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 29, 2012

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    Just A Couple Of Points....

    If the conservatives who believe that one has the right to "stand one's ground" are applying it in this case:If Trayvon did struggle with Zimmerman, why WOULDN'T he have had the right to stand HIS ground against a strange adult, following him for no reason ? The fact that he...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 9, 2012

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    I Do Not Support This. Here Is Why....

    First what has happened is tragic. We are so quick to forget the mass murders happening in the us and abroad. 30k dead mexico this is an understatement. The Syrians that are dieing in lots as I type this. I won't even go into the US wars abroad. Why is it The millions yes I said...
    corbin00 corbin00 31-35, M 4 Responses May 12, 2012

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    The Dispatcher Deserves Some Blame/ Procedures Dispatchers Follow

    A few days ago I listened to George Zimmerman’s 911 call to report Trayvon. I was struck that dispatcher didn’t put more pressure on Zimmerman not to follow Trayvon and that the dispatcher didn’t see what was coming. First of all, when Zimmerman gets out of his car, the...
    rsll1986 rsll1986 26-30 1 Response Jul 17, 2013

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    I Am Trayvon Martin

    As you guys can see in the title there was a coupled of videos on youtube about Justice 4 Trayvon well I was just watching the BET special and Zimmermans lawyer said to (not being racist) all black people ".....There was a BLACK kid that was shot...." that was that one itsy bitsy...
    cute4me cute4me 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 20, 2012

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    Racial Politics May Prevent Justice From Taking Place.

    The prosecution has a tough case proving second degree murder. But any time a black person is killed by non black person it is only natural the black community is angry because of all the injustice aimed toward blacks in the pass and to a lesser degree even.  But it is my...
    jonnysad4 jonnysad4 61-65 Jul 2, 2013

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    Will There Be Justice?

    It always saddens me how scandelist our government is. We have a young innocent young child dead, parents mourning over their son, and a case that is unresolved. This is a nightmare. It shows us how far we are from a world that accepts people of all races. This case has shown how...
    Misspurple Misspurple 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 28, 2012

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    Stand Your Ground...

    What scares me is that here in AZ a very similar law was passed in 2010, and it's just a disaster waiting to happen.
    chillsdavis chillsdavis 56-60, M Apr 17, 2012

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    Black Father Shoots White Teen---Goes To Jail---Different State, Different Laws, Different Story ?

    A black Long Island man was sentenced Wednesday to 2-to-4 years in prison for killing a white teen in a racially charged showdown at the foot of his suburban driveway. The jail term for John White - significantly less than the maximum stretch of up to 15 years...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 9, 2013

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    Still In Shock And Very Very Angry

    Its been almost a week now and yet it somehow seems surreal. I have so many questions, so few answers. I hate George Zimmerman and people like him. He killed an unarmed, young man and got away with it. Since the verdict I have been watching all I can and there is a 16 minute...
    KinkyRaven KinkyRaven 41-45, F 4 Responses Jul 19, 2013

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    R.i.p Trayvon Martin

    Trayvon Martin was a good kid. I think he was somebody I knew really well and it just broke my heart to see this 17 year old boy being shot to death. You have heard that George Zimmerman was apparently "Beaten" and punched I don't think he was because why would Trayvon punch him...
    cute4me cute4me 13-15, F Mar 29, 2012

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    One Year Later...Who Was Trayvon Martin ?

    Miami (CNN) -- "I am Trayvon Martin" has become the catchphrase for protesters expressing solidarity with the slain Florida teenager and outrage over his killing. Even President Barack Obama declared, "If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon." But who really was Trayvon...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 3 Responses Feb 26, 2013

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    1 Year Anniversary

    Poor Trayvon, I miss him so much right now. To be honest I think in my head that I am talking to him and it makes me love him even more. Ever since Trayvon Martin's death, a lot of YOUNG people are getting shot or hurt, or just ANYBODY. A lot has changed since Trayvon died and it...
    cute4me cute4me 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 26, 2013

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    Not Just By His Death...But Verdict Too

    Im sure many feel like me...cant believe Zimmerman was found not guilty. In Los Angeles and Hollywood Protesters went out protesting after the verdict was announced. On Sunday I was in Hollywood at a party and when I came out I was shocked to see so many officers with gas masks...
    surrealreality surrealreality 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 18, 2013

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