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Posted 14 July 2013 - 04:12

Zimmerman gained a considerable amount of weight from the beginning of the trial and to the end.

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 04:13

Well he kind of is celebrating in it. Had he just minded his own businesses that night, he, like Trayvon Martin would still be nameless no ones. Zimmerman is now a super star in the right wing world with more money and fame than he'd would have ever known. Had he known that he could shoot a teenager that wasn't doing anything up until the time he started following him, heck, he may have decided to follow someone and shoot them years ago. 

 

Now that's a bit far fetched.



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 04:20

. . .O. J. Simpson; just the other way around, and life will go on. . .or will it. . . :shiftyninja:



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 04:22

Now that's a bit far fetched.

 

Just like all the accusations against Zimmerman have been.



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 04:31

I sure hope people with darker skin tones don't get the impression from this case that they are more unsafe - 

 

I appreciate what you are saying here and give you credit for at least trying to look at the issue beyond a certain view. And being a black man in my 40's with parents that grew up under Jim Crow in the Southern US at the height of those laws, yes, I feel much less safe. If a white person starts following and we somehow cross paths even if I am doing nothing, I have to assume that they think I am a criminal. That's what Zimmerman thought and he killed the person he thought that of and is now free. For all I know someone if just trying to see if they can be Zimmerman #2. 

 

As far as I am concerned, yes, if you're black in this country you now have less protection under the law because your race makes you a target and the law doesn't account for the fact that if you are black or mistaken for black that confrontations can be started by your skin color. Trayvon Martin would be alive today if he were white and certainly the media would have had far less interest in this case if Trayvon Martin were white and Zimmerman certainly wouldn't be the poster child of the right wing for for killing a white teenager. 


Now that's a bit far fetched.

 

Zimmerman will profit financially in all of this this now that he is free of ever being criminal over this case.


Just like all the accusations against Zimmerman have been.

 

Like that he saw and black teenager and assumed he was a criminal the first time that Zimmerman laid eyes on him? That's not far fetched, that's what happened and there's an audio recording of if. 



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 04:32

I can't say I'm surprised by the result as Florida law—like that of a lot of US states—heavily favours anyone claiming self-defence, even if they initiate the confrontation. This verdict highlights how out of touch the US is from the rest of western society.



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 04:40

Trayvon Martin would be alive today if he were white...snipped

Unless you have some method of seeing the future, there's no possible way you can know that. If you people hadn't made such a huge racial thing out of it (needlessly I might add) this case would've gone on just like EVERY OTHER ONE exactly like it and that would've been the end of it.

 

What makes little sense to me, is the last part of my previous sentence. This sort of crap happens more often than you think, yet no one ever says anything. I expect everyone who's been wasting spending their time protesting this verdict to do the same the next time a guy (notice there was no mention of race there) gets shot in self defense, as I'm sure you don't want to be labeled a hypocrite.



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 04:41

 

 

Like that he saw and black teenager and assumed he was a criminal the first time that Zimmerman laid eyes on him? That's not far fetched, that's what happened and there's an audio recording of if. 

 

Its over. Repeating the same nonsense ad nauseum  is not going to change the verdict.



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 04:42

I appreciate what you are saying here and give you credit for at least trying to look at the issue beyond a certain view. And being a black man in my 40's with parents that grew up under Jim Crow in the Southern US at the height of those laws, yes, I feel much less safe. If a white person starts following and we somehow cross paths even if I am doing nothing, I have to assume that they think I am a criminal. That's what Zimmerman thought and he killed the person he thought that of and is now free. For all I know someone if just trying to see if they can be Zimmerman #2. 

 

As far as I am concerned, yes, if you're black in this country you now have less protection under the law because your race makes you a target and the law doesn't account for the fact that if you are black or mistaken for black that confrontations can be started by your skin color. Trayvon Martin would be alive today if he were white and certainly the media would have had far less interest in this case if Trayvon Martin were white and Zimmerman certainly wouldn't be the poster child of the right wing for for killing a white teenager. 


 

Zimmerman will profit financially in all of this this now that he is free of ever being criminal over this case.


 

Like that he saw and black teenager and assumed he was a criminal the first time that Zimmerman laid eyes on him? That's not far fetched, that's what happened and there's an audio recording of if. 

 

It's interesting how the people crying we're all racist (while people, zimmerman, etc) are the only ones who bring race up.



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 04:44

I wonder if MSNBC edited the audio of the verdict announcement to sound like "Guilty" instead of "Not Guilty."

 

I guess if I run into one of the 7 people who actually watch that channel I'll ask them.



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 04:47

Its over. Repeating the same nonsense ad nauseum  is not going to change the verdict.

 

And apparently you didn't read the part were i acknowledge this verdict. I'm a black man living in the Southern US. This will never be over I am afraid. Not the Zimmerman case specifically, but this 400 year blood feud. Do you really think that anyone cared about a wannbe cop and a black kid? No, this was all about race. The media left or right wouldn't have given this case three seconds of coverage had race not been an issue.

 

So, no, it's not over, Had it been over you and I would not know who George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin are. 



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 04:50

I appreciate what you are saying here and give you credit for at least trying to look at the issue beyond a certain view. And being a black man in my 40's with parents that grew up under Jim Crow in the Southern US at the height of those laws, yes, I feel much less safe. If a white person starts following and we somehow cross paths even if I am doing nothing, I have to assume that they think I am a criminal. That's what Zimmerman thought and he killed the person he thought that of and is now free. For all I know someone if just trying to see if they can be Zimmerman #2. 

 

As far as I am concerned, yes, if you're black in this country you now have less protection under the law because your race makes you a target and the law doesn't account for the fact that if you are black or mistaken for black that confrontations can be started by your skin color. Trayvon Martin would be alive today if he were white and certainly the media would have had far less interest in this case if Trayvon Martin were white and Zimmerman certainly wouldn't be the poster child of the right wing for for killing a white teenager.

I agree wholeheartedly.

 

Sadly, it will be a very long time before being black alone will not make you an acceptable target.

 

I'll bow out of the thread now as there isn't room for a real discussion here.



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 04:51

And apparently you didn't read the part were i acknowledge this verdict. I'm a black man living in the Southern US. This will never be over I am afraid. Not the Zimmerman case specifically, but this 400 year blood feud. Do you really think that anyone cared about a wannbe cop and a black kid? No, this was all about race. The media left or right wouldn't have given this case three seconds of coverage had race not been an issue.

 

So, no, it's not over, Had it been over you and I would not know who George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin are. 

 

 

There has been a 400 year blood feud between hispanics and blacks?



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 04:53

I've always been Team Hatfield myself.



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 04:55

It's interesting how the people crying we're all racist (while people, zimmerman, etc) are the only ones who bring race up.

 

I always find this one comical. So it's never about race unless someone specifically mentions race? George Zimmerman bought up race in this case. "These ###### always get away."  How did Zimmerman know that Martin was an ###### by looking at him? 





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