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In a Way, Zimmerman Very Guilty

July 21, 2013

A gun changes everything. Perhaps that’s the lesson many Americans ought to take from the tragic death of Trayvon Martin. It’s something we really need to think abou....

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Katelyn

Aug-01-13 4:06 PM

Mr. Zimmerman lived in Florida where a concealed carry permit requires no more than an application. There is no class, no overseeing and evaluation by an exofficer or teaching by exmilitary in the handling of firearms as well as the responsibility that is required to possess one let alone carry it on your person. That said it was not the gun that gave Zimmerman bravado it was his need to be "important" in the eyes of the neighborhood. He took a man's life by chasing him down. He may have had to fight back but only since the man he was chasing believed his life was in danger. It was not the gun that took Mr. Martin's life it was an emotionally immature adult male named Mr. Zimmerman who took his life. It is too easy to blame the gun and I wonder if he had a knife or club would he also have persued this young man - of course he would have even after being told by an officer of the law to cease and desist.

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Kookie

Jul-27-13 5:55 AM

What about the young couple tortured and killed by 4 black men, what about the 2 yr. old that was shot point black in the face by black men, what about the businesman beat up serioustly by 4 black men. What is being done or said about those.

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Kookie

Jul-27-13 5:52 AM

In NO WAY was Zimmerman guilty. If he didn't have a gun, he would be dead and Martin would be a free man.

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LizardKing

Jul-25-13 4:20 PM

Why don't we all put our true values where our mouths are. (Sure, that's gonna happen.) If you think Zimmerman is guilty, take a stand by vowing never to set foot in the south again. That means Key West, Myrtle Beach, even Austin, TX (yes TX is a southern state, not a western state). Do you have the stones to do that? I do and I did. On the other hand, if you think Zimmerman is innocent you have obviously bought into to the whole Southern gun-sucking, kamo-klown sensibility. If so, why are you still up here? Please, head on down to Dixie and join up with the like-minded. Go, now!

Just please don't come back.

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daWraith

Jul-23-13 5:38 PM

daFACTS:

Martin was a POTHEAD

Martin was a small time hood gang banger wanne be

Martin went by the Facebook tag of "New Age N***ga"

Martin boasted in Twitter of beating up a white bus driver a few months before.

Martin was expelled from school from writing "F***k" on the walls.

He was in possession of stolen jewelry for which he said he got "from friends". Like every thief says, right???

Trayvon was a football player, 6'3" 160 lbs of lean muscle.

He was NOT the innocent 12 year kid you see pictured in liberal media.

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daWraith

Jul-23-13 5:34 PM

Did somebody put a gun to Mike Meyers head to write this??

Goosegirl, where were YOU on the night of ________???

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Knierim

Jul-23-13 10:05 AM

Oh well, Mike, what say you now. Action speaks louder than words. *******abcnews.go****/US/george-zimmerman-emerged-hiding-truck-crash-rescue/storynew?id=19735432 Like the media, 'What if George hadn't gotten out of his truck?' Would he have done this if he was not carrying?

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whgfeeling

Jul-23-13 1:57 AM

way to go mike. I agree. just another brave soul by the gun not the hands.

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TrollSlayer

Jul-23-13 12:54 AM

Ohiodem “If you don't think the blacks have been discriminated against in this country blah blah blah”

Did I say blacks have never been discriminated against? Pay more attention, ODunce. LOL

So you’re one of the few who think Zimmerman should have been found guilty to make amends for past discrimination against blacks, eh? Make an example of that “white Hispanic.” Maybe a good old fashioned lynching would make you feel better.

And so you admit there WERE riots. But just “a few isolated incendents.” So I was right. And you were wrong. As usual.

“Incendents”? Hey spelling bee champ, tell us who’s the moron now. “Halarious.” LOL

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Ohiodem

Jul-23-13 12:19 AM

Toolsaver, You are a moron, there were a few isolated incendents. What disappoints your type there weren't cities burned. It's halarious whenever someone points out your racism you guys are the first to claim someone else is. If you don't think the blacks have been discriminated against in this country you show how stupid you are. If Travon martin was white he would be alive today. If Travon Martin was white and Zimmerman had shot him you would be calling for all hispanics to be deported. I'll bet you are living off the government teet, aren't you. A disabilty I bet.

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TrollSlayer

Jul-22-13 10:31 PM

Ohiodem "I would also like to add that in my opinion if Trayvon Martin would have been white he would not have viewed him as a "suspect" in the first place. Trayvon Martin would not have been confronted at all if he was white and he would be alive today."

There's a word used for people who form opinions and make assumptions based on the races of others. What was that word again? You loony leftists use that word all the time. Starts with an r... ends in acist... hmmmmmm....

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TrollSlayer

Jul-22-13 10:27 PM

Ohiodem, don't read those posts. It's best you remain ignorant about the rioting, as that information will totally screw up the rosy view MSNBC has painted for you.

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TrollSlayer

Jul-22-13 10:25 PM

About 350 Los Angeles Police Department officers were deployed in South L.A., and a citywide tactical alert was declared around 8:30 p.m. Firefighters even responded to the disturbances, extinguishing several small fires and tending to a couple minor injuries. Around 30 extra firefighters were deployed in the area as a precaution, along with arson investigators and chiefs working with the LAPD. Of those injured, one included a cameraman for KCAL9/KCBS who was wounded in an assault. He was taken away in an ambulance with a possible concussion. A KPCC public radio reporter said protesters, who were trying to steal her camera, made off with her phone and video card.”

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TrollSlayer

Jul-22-13 10:24 PM

Laist, on the Los Angeles riot “The peaceful assembly began at 6 p.m., but a mob of about 150 people split from the rally around 8 p.m. and wreaked havoc on Crenshaw Boulevard in South Los Angeles—all in protest of the George Zimmerman murder trial verdict. Businesses were damaged, bystanders were assaulted, traffic was blocked and cars were vandalized, according to City News Service. Protesters swarmed a Wal-Mart at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, and the L.A. Times reports that young vandals threw merchandise on the ground while shouting. Some protesters attempted to break open glass jewelry displays. Adding to the mayhem, protesters reportedly smashed a window at a Jack in the Box. KPCC, who live blogged the protests, said some protesters held sticks or signs and rode motorized bikes.

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TrollSlayer

Jul-22-13 10:24 PM

But about 50 people allegedly sought cover behind cinder block walls and began throwing rocks and bottles at officers, Walker said.

"Officers were able to clear out the business areas preventing additional acts of vandalism," Walker said. "Shortly after dispersing the crowd, officers responded to a report of a subject who had been physically assaulted by one of the protesters."

Police found a suspect in the assault, chased him and took him into custody. He was identified a Byron Thomas, 22, a parolee.

The 11 arrests included charges of assault with a deadly weapon, battery, assault on a police horse, assault on a peace officer and vandalism, Walker said. One police car was damaged by a thrown rock.”

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TrollSlayer

Jul-22-13 10:23 PM

Redlands LomaLinda Patch, on the San Bernardino riot “Police described violence that broke out during a Trayvon-Zimmerman protest Thursday on Base Line as civil unrest.

About 8:45 p.m. July 18, police responded to multiple reports of people "committing various acts of vandalism" in the 200 block of East Base Line, San Bernardino police Sgt. T. Walker said in a statement.

Some of the individuals had been a part of a protest march that ended in the 300 block of East Base Line, Walker said.

"Officers encountered a group of approximately 120 subjects in the parking lot of a restaurant at this location," Walker said. "Without provocation, subjects in the crowd began throwing rocks and bottles at passing motorists, police vehicles, and police personnel."

Police ordered the crowd to disperse, and the majority of the crowd began to leave, Walker said.

But about 50 people allegedly sought cover behind cinder block walls and began throwing rocks and bottles at

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TrollSlayer

Jul-22-13 10:23 PM

LA Times, more on the Oakland riot, July 16 “The Oakland Police Department arrested at least six people Monday night after declaring an unlawful assembly in downtown when a protest against the George Zimmerman verdict grew violent, officials said. Protesters marched through the streets smashing windows, lighting garbage on fire and throwing fireworks at police officers, officials said. A Flora Restaurant and Bar waiter was hit in the face with a hammer and bleeding, according to tweets from reporters with the Bay Area News Group, which includes the Oakland Tribune and San Jose Mercury News. The same restaurant had its windows broken over the weekend in similar protests. Photographs from protesters and reporters at the scene showed cracked glass on storefronts and graffiti scrawled across buildings. Some people were burning American flags.”

w ww.latimes.c om/local/lanow/la-me-ln-trayvon-protest-oakland-waiter-injured-20130715,0,7262830.story

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TrollSlayer

Jul-22-13 10:22 PM

Ohiodem “First of all there has been no (rioting) over the Zimmerman case.”

LA Times, on the Oakland riot, July 16 “For the third consecutive night, a crowd of hundreds gathered Monday in downtown Oakland to protest George Zimmerman's acquittal in the shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. The protests turned violent, Oakland Police Department spokeswoman told The Times on Monday, as members of the crowd threw bottles and fireworks at police officers, smashed store windows and burned U.S. flags.”

w ww.latimes.c om/local/lanow/la-me-ln-violence-oakland-protest-trayvon-20130715,0,7042281.story

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Ohiodem

Jul-22-13 8:48 PM

I would also like to remind the folks that keep bringing up how OJ Simpson killed those incent white people and no white people rioted when he was found not guilty. First of all there has been no (rioting) over the Zimmerman case. Second the people bringing OJ up were the very same racists that said Nicole Simpson was white trash and deserved what she got. You can deny it but I heard that comment many times during the trial and since.

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Ohiodem

Jul-22-13 8:31 PM

This is one of the very few times I can agree 100% with a commentary by Mike Myer. Usally he follows the party line to the "t", but this time he has the ---s to speak the truth. I would also like to add that in my opinion if Trayvon Martin would have been white he would not have viewed him as a "suspect" in the first place. Trayvon Martin would not have been confronted at all if he was white and he would be alive today.

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Thebudman

Jul-22-13 7:57 PM

@oldmansvan.

What are the "many" lies GZ told?

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TrollSlayer

Jul-22-13 5:01 PM

Vincent, nobody needs to hear about your love life. And if you don’t like the verdict, take it up with Eric Holder. He isn’t doing anything else these days.

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uglyassmf

Jul-22-13 10:59 AM

The same people who wanted O.J.to be set free after mutilating two white people are the only people who are crying about this verdict. There are how ever two huge differences in this case. O.J. set out with intent to kill them. George Zimmerman did not.

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VincentVega

Jul-22-13 9:54 AM

THANK GOD I'M A COUNTRY BOY!

I grew up in a tough neighborhood and was involved in "fist" fights on many occasions. I've had my nose bloodied and broken, black eyes and head bruised. Whenever I was on he bottom, I usually tried to roll out and if that didn't work, I bit my way out. Shortly after the fight was over, we shook it off and forgot about it. THIS MAY NOT HAVE BEEN ABOUT RACE, BUT IT WAS ABOUT A COWARD!

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oldmansvan

Jul-22-13 9:10 AM

zIMMERMANS many lies will lose the civil suit for him, and they should.

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