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Post Reply George Zimmerman - Not Guilty
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i value your opinion but at the same time, he made similar calls before about ppl looking suspicious and they were all african american. but i believe that he shouldve gotten a guilty verdict for the fact that he stalked treyvon. if the 911 dispatcher told him not to follow and yet he still followed behind with a gun on his person, then it was self motive to commit a crime that he knew that would be backed up with that law
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Wow really? I can't and won't speak for other African Americans but as one I am definitely offended by this. How exactly does having Obama in office for a second term cancel it out?



We're in the same boat (as I too am African-American). That comment bugged me too. It doesn't "cancel it out." I'll just look at it as an ignorant post and be done with it... OR perhaps the person was just joking around and purposely wanting to spark the typical black vs white internet hatefest that always seems to take place at times like these. I really don't feel like racism had anything to do with what took place in the Zimmerman/Martin situation. Maybe a liiiiittle profiling, but that's about it.

I think many people and the media wanted to make it about race because it makes the story bigger. Bigger story, higher ratings. As some earlier in this thread mentioned, they blew this case out of proportion. I was surprised by the verdict, but not mad. Just hope the local news stations will finally move on to something else.


Like the Boston Marathon bombing that just mysteriously disappeared. How about the Fort Hood shooter, not much mention of him other than he fired his lawyer. As long as this story has been out there different people of all races and backgrounds have stirred the pot, and it's the media's ratings that profit from all of the exposure with suggestive wording.


I agree. It's almost like the media tells people what to be upset with or concerned about. Personally, it's why in recent years, I've kinda stopped watching local and national news [I'm looking at you CNN!!]. Heck, I just go to Google's World News and see what's happening outside of my country or the Google Science news because it fascinates me

I guess that would still be considered news from a mainstream outlet, but at the same time, it's of lesser publicized occurrences. There are other events taking place in the world. You never know, while people are distracted with the Zimmerman case in America, there could be someone plotting acts of terror the likes of which none have ever seen! That or a humongous asteroid headed for Earth. Open your eyes people! Don't let "them" make you blind to everything else taking place.

And yes, I felt like being stupidly silly ominous
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Posted 7/14/13

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Just a bit ago the jury found GZ not guilty in killing Trayvon Martin. Not even a manslaughter charge. So word of warning everyone stay away from Florida.


I live in FL! D:


D= You mean you don't live in Midgar!? T-T I thought that was epic....


I wish I lived in Midgar! Back when it was still a cool place!! AGHH, reality makes it hard for me to live in a video game world!! TT_TT
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Just so you know, I'm white and offended by that comment. I'll chalk up the comment to a mixture of "ignorance of youth" and probably that they live in an area where racism isn't the problem it is like in the South. If isn't not something you've experienced personally in same manner, it's hard to understand how powerful it is in places racism is rampant.


I still believe what my first thoughts about this case where. It was two men who made stupid choices in the heat of the moment. Both acted on instinct rather than rational thought. Zimmerman should have called the police and kept his distance and Marten should have confronted rather than attacked. And even in attacking, you don't beat the sh*t out of someone, you incapacitate and get away. But no, Zimmerman wanted to be a hero and Marten became the aggressor.

I do disagree with the verdict, however, and feel Zimmerman should have gotten manslaughter. While yes, the situation turned into him needing to defend himself, his actions are what escalated the situation into him needing to do so in the first place. This entire situation could have been prevented but his initial actions are why we are even discussing this today.


I pretty much feel the same way as you regarding what happened. They wanted to paint Trayvon as a thug and Zimmerman as a racist. When, in my opinion, none of that should matter. Zimmerman should have left the teen alone and Trayvon went to far with fighting his "stalker." Zimmerman had no other choice at that moment apparently. He didn't wanna die. I also feel like Trayvon could have felt the same way. It was dark out, some unknown person was following him and his adrenaline got pumping. Fight or flight. He choice to fight for his life instead of running for his life. Like you said, stupid choices in the heat of the moment. One life ended and another's life will never be the same again.
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I was very sad to see Zimmerman found not guitly if not outraged at the fact. personally who ever think he should have gotten away with it is a fool. he was a young boy who got profiled by color and anybody who want to deny it can stfu. I been hearing all morning how "we always turn stuff into a problem about race" we didnt turn it into race he did the moment he referred to Trayvon as "these people" and anybody who disagrees is a ignorant fool. I been arguing with people all morning about why the race card was pulled, who pulled it, and why Blacks as a nation are offended. When zimmerman was the one who pulled it, but its fine for all you ignorant people out there approving the death of a minor who was shot down because he was wearing a hoodie and looked suspect. Yall still want to sit back and scream it was self defense that man intentionally shot and killed that boy, and wasent even giving man slaughter, thats like saying yeah he killed him oh well. the boy didnt even have a weapon on him, what was he going to do drown him in a arizona? beat him with some skittles? get real, florida and the rest of the southern states are still known to be the most racially discriminate. Luckily to all those who still seek justice The Obama admin will be filing federal charges again Zimmerman for violating Trayvons Civil Rights

The obama admin will be filing federal charges against zimmerman for violating trayvons civil rights

race became a issue the moment he referred to trayvon as 'These people" , race shouldnt matter but in our ignorant society it still does to some.

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That's exactly why I stopped watching local news in many years and haven't watched CNN, MSNBC or the likes for years before that. I don't like that they act overly friendly and crack jokes on the news and half the laughter sounds strained like I'd love to throttle you after the show. Secondly, I'm not a fan of being constantly bombarded with bad news all the time. I'm a naturally negative person, but even I have my limits. Yeah, I do like the kitten rescued stories, but something uplifting more often couldn't hurt. Third, after getting tired of the anchors I started noticing that they focus on one thing and bring it up more and more often as if it's the focus of my life. I agree with the ruling, but there's so many other things going on that happened this week rather than focus on something that happened a year and a half ago.

I don't need the ruling to be expanded upon by the news trying to find angles to prolong the ruling by having interviews with famous people and their opinions, having a round table discussing Zimmerman's future whether he'll have one or not, and by "not" you use your imagination as to what extreme actions may be taken to get at him, or nothing will happen at all. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton have been involved in the process in however ways can be reported and look to get more face-time. In closing I hate the media for blowing this way out of proportion that it really needed to be and to those who profit from the teen's death, especially those profiting of the same race as T. Martin.
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I live in Texas so I know ass-backwards and Florida always manages to out do themselves!

The court of public opinion has sentenced Zimmerman to a life of solitude and fear. His life has been permanently ruined and will never have "a normal life."

I believe BOTH Zimmerman and Martin could have taken actions to prevent this situation, so I have no sympathy for either of them.

If you were emotionally invested in this trial by rioting for Trayvon or jumping for joy over Zimmerman's not guilty verdict than you are an idiot and need to get off the internet and turn off the tv.

If you believe Obama had a direct influence and interference with this case then you are a complete dumbass with no sense of reality. Please fall off the face of the Earth because your existence is a hindrance to the human race.
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I live in Texas so I know ass-backwards and Florida always manages to out do themselves!

The court of public opinion has sentenced Zimmerman to a life of solitude and fear. His life has been permanently ruined and will never have "a normal life."

I believe BOTH Zimmerman and Martin could have taken actions to prevent this situation, so I have no sympathy for either of them.

If you were emotionally invested in this trial by rioting for Trayvon or jumping for joy over Zimmerman's not guilty verdict than you are an idiot and need to get off the internet and turn off the tv.

If you believe Obama had a direct influence and interference with this case then you are a complete dumbass with no sense of reality. Please fall off the face of the Earth because your existence is a hindrance to the human race.


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AJ_Akatsuki wrote:

I live in Texas so I know ass-backwards and Florida always manages to out do themselves!

The court of public opinion has sentenced Zimmerman to a life of solitude and fear. His life has been permanently ruined and will never have "a normal life."

I believe BOTH Zimmerman and Martin could have taken actions to prevent this situation, so I have no sympathy for either of them.

If you were emotionally invested in this trial by rioting for Trayvon or jumping for joy over Zimmerman's not guilty verdict than you are an idiot and need to get off the internet and turn off the tv.

If you believe Obama had a direct influence and interference with this case then you are a complete dumbass with no sense of reality. Please fall off the face of the Earth because your existence is a hindrance to the human race.


I'm with you. Even on the FL thing. Normally I'd defend my state, but sometimes a girl has to admit when she's ashamed. There's the justice system, the 2000 presidential elections, and some more that just slips my mind. *sigh* Oh well!
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Posted 7/14/13 , edited 7/14/13

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Morbidhanson wrote:

Everyone is racist to some extent lol

People who say they aren't are full of it. Judging something quickly based on appearance is something required for survival. We've just managed to tone it down a bit but it will never go away.


*Just my own feedback after reading your comments*

"Just one person" if everybody stands up for what they believe in - we can actually make a positive impact to society in creating a better justice system. You may not realize that it affects you at the moment, but it truly is an issue that would pertain to you assuming you live in the U.S. Laws can be made, changed, if people make an effort into putting it into action.

"Unnamed thousands perish every day and nobody makes a big deal about it. And then there is suddenly this person with a name in the same country and people eat it all up like a bunch of sheep. Mourn for everyone or don't mourn at all." - I agree with you to a certain extent, that this situation was highly publicized but his case touched people because it wasn't justified and it can happen to anyone, the information given (ex. Zimmerman having previous MMA experience) people were obviously intrigued to why he wasn't immediately arrested for murder.

"Ultimately, you are not a person with a direct connection to any part of the court case and you could have not known about it and wouldn't affect the way you live. " - It can happen to your neighbours, it can happen to your friends, family, anyone who happens to be walking home in the middle of the night and happens to bump into someone that has authority as a 'neighbourhood watcher'. You would obviously want justice to be served and have the criminal face the charges that they deserve.

This is just my opinion, I barely watched the news, and I never talked about it in any social media before this post- I honestly just wanted to push my point across that it's completely rational and human nature for everyone to be flipping out. At the end of the day, a young man died and for the sake of his parents seeking out for their sons life to not be in vain the jury should have pleaded him guilty.


Thing is, not everyone is going to do something, and that is something we must accept.

The courts contain humans, too. There have always been cases where innocent people are prosecuted or guilty people get away. To eliminate these is to eliminate human error. Evidence can be missed, planted, or misidentified. The hazy idea of morality is constantly changing.

It could have been someone I knew who was important to me, but it wasn't. Therefore, I will not worry much about it.



Not saying that it would be great if people did not attempt to be civilized and caring and emphatic. Just that people are too invested emotionally in things they shouldn't be. I still don't understand the death threats and pseudo-sympathetic stuff going all around for one guy when there are people dying more horrifically and in blatantly unjust ways. Simplify your life.
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The jury made the right decision based upon the fact of what was presented to them. Any death is terrible but the only reason we are having this discussion is because it was made an issue of race by the media and activist which led it to grew it into a national issue. Do you know how many people are wrongfully killed in Baltimore each week? Why is Martin's death more publicized than every other person killed in this world. Three years ago one of the top upcoming stem cell researchers was attending John Hopkins Medical School and was murdered for his cellphone. He could have done wonders for the advancement of medicine, was that national news no. Also no matter one's stance on this decision committing violent acts or burning the American flag as a response is repulsive.
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The jury made the right decision based upon the fact of what was presented to them. Any death is terrible but the only reason we are having this discussion is because it was made an issue of race by the media and activist which led it to grew it into a national issue. Do you know how many people are wrongfully killed in Baltimore each week? Why is Martin's death more publicized than every other person killed in this world. Three years ago one of the top upcoming stem cell researchers was attending John Hopkins Medical School and was murdered for his cellphone. He could have done wonders for the advancement of medicine, was that national news no. Also no matter one's stance on this decision committing violent acts or burning the American flag as a response is repulsive.


This is the first I'm hearing about the researcher.
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Here's what I think happened. Mr. Zimmerman saw Mr. martin walking down the street. So he went up to him and asked him what you're doing walking around here. Mr. Martin most likely said something stupid. Like, " Who the fuck are you?" Then Mr. Zimmerman probably used a racial slur. Then Mr. martin attacked Mr. Zimmerman. Mr. Zimmerman slammed him on the concrete. Smashed his head. Then Killed Mr. Martin. That's what i think most likely happened. This shit happens everywhere. Except in this situation, Mr Zimmerman was carrying a gun. So someone ended up dead and yeah. Now this.
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Hey I understand! I love Texas but there are times when my state is just so stupid! I mean look at the whole tampongate thing! Pathetic.
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bmoreravens25 wrote:

The jury made the right decision based upon the fact of what was presented to them. Any death is terrible but the only reason we are having this discussion is because it was made an issue of race by the media and activist which led it to grew it into a national issue. Do you know how many people are wrongfully killed in Baltimore each week? Why is Martin's death more publicized than every other person killed in this world. Three years ago one of the top upcoming stem cell researchers was attending John Hopkins Medical School and was murdered for his cellphone. He could have done wonders for the advancement of medicine, was that national news no. Also no matter one's stance on this decision committing violent acts or burning the American flag as a response is repulsive.


Well you and me both know about the recent killings here in Baltimore even with that new police commish that our so-called mayor put into office can't control. Common sense solutions would prevent this, but I did say we have a so-called mayor.
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