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Zimmerman cleared; attorney says safety a concern

By Kyle Hightower & Mike Schneider

Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 08:18 a.m. HST, Jul 14, 2013


SANFORD, Fla. >> After a year and a half of living as a hermit, George Zimmerman emerged from a Florida courthouse a free man, cleared of all charges in the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

His brother said the former neighborhood watch volunteer was still processing the reality that he wouldn't serve prison time for the killing, which Zimmerman, 29, has maintained was an act of self-defense. A jury found him not guilty of second-degree murder late Saturday night and declined to convict him on a lesser charge of manslaughter.

However, with many critics angry over his acquittal, his freedom will likely be limited.

Demonstrators upset with the verdict protested mostly peacefully in Florida, Milwaukee and Atlanta overnight, but some broke windows and vandalized a police squad car in Oakland during protests in four California cities, authorities said.

"He's going to be looking over his shoulder the rest of his life," Robert Zimmerman Jr. said during an interview on CNN.

Martin's killing in February 2012 unleashed debate across the U.S. over racial profiling, self-defense and equal justice. Protesters across the country lashed out against police in the Orlando suburb of Sanford as it took 44 days for Zimmerman to be arrested. Many, including Martin's parents, said Zimmerman had racially profiled the unarmed black teen. Zimmerman identifies himself as Hispanic.

Six anonymous female jurors — all but one of them white — considered nearly three weeks of often wildly conflicting testimony over who was the aggressor on the rainy night the 17-year-old was shot while walking through the gated townhouse community where he was staying and where Zimmerman lived.

Jurors deliberated more than 15 hours over two days before announcing late Saturday night that they had reached a verdict.

Defense attorney Mark O'Mara said in August 2012 that Zimmerman and his wife, Shellie, had been living "like a hermit" and weren't working because they feared for their safety.

After Saturday's verdict, police, officials and civil rights leaders urged peace and told protesters not to resort to violence. While defense attorneys said they were thrilled with the outcome, O'Mara suggested Zimmerman's safety would be an ongoing concern.

"There still is a fringe element that wants revenge," O'Mara said. "They won't listen to a verdict of not guilty."

Those watching reacted strongly when the verdict was announced. Martin's mother and father were not in the courtroom when it was read; supporters of his family who had gathered outside yelled "No! No!" upon learning of the verdict.

Andrew Perkins, 55, a black resident of Sanford, angrily asked outside the courthouse: "How the hell did they find him not guilty?"

"He killed somebody and got away with murder," Perkins shouted, so angry he shook, looking toward the courthouse.

Trayvon Martin's brother, Jahvaris Fulton, said on Twitter: "Et tu America?" — a reference to the Latin phrase "Et tu, Brute?" known as an expression of betrayal.

Protesters had taken to the streets late Saturday and into Sunday morning in Florida and other states, largely heeding the advice of officials and others who urged them not to resort to violence.

Authorities said in California media reports that some marchers in Oakland vandalized a police squad car and police formed a line to block some demonstrators there. TV news helicopter footage showed some people trying to start fires in the street and spray painting anti-police graffiti. The demonstration followed a raucous but largely peaceful protest in San Francisco and another in Los Angeles. An Oakland police dispatch said about 100 people protested there but gave no word of any arrests

Celebrities also reacted. Beyonce called at a Nashville concert for a moment of silence for Martin. Rapper Young Jeezy released a song in Martin's memory and Russell Simmons called for a peace.

NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous started a petition calling for the Justice Department to open a civil rights case against Zimmerman. "The most fundamental of civil rights — the right to life — was violated the night George Zimmerman stalked and then took the life of Trayvon Martin," Jealous wrote in the petition, posted on the website MoveOn.org and addressed to Attorney General Eric Holder.

Martin family attorney Benjamin Crump acknowledged the disappointment of Trayvon Martin's supporters, ranking the teen alongside civil rights heroes Medgar Evers and Emmett Till in the history of the fight for equal justice. However, Crump said, "for Trayvon to rest in peace, we must all be peaceful."

Martin's family maintained the teen was not the aggressor, and prosecutors suggested Martin was scared because he was being followed by a stranger. Defense attorneys, however, said Martin knocked Zimmerman down and was slamming the older man's head against the concrete sidewalk when Zimmerman fired his gun.

Prosecutors called Zimmerman a liar and portrayed him as a "wannabe cop" vigilante who had grown frustrated by break-ins in his neighborhood committed primarily by young black men. Zimmerman assumed Martin was up to no good and took the law into his own hands, prosecutors said.

State Attorney Angela Corey said after the verdict that she believed second-degree murder was the appropriate charge because Zimmerman's mindset "fit the bill of second-degree murder."

"We charged what we believed we could prove," Corey said.

Zimmerman also had some supporters outside the courthouse, including Cindy Lenzen, 50, of Casslebury, and her brother, 52-year-old Chris Bay, who stood watching others chant slogans such as, "the whole system's guilty."

Lenzen and Bay — who are white — called the entire case "a tragedy," especially for Zimmerman.

"It's a tragedy that he's going to suffer for the rest of his life," Bay said. "No one wins either way. This is going to be a recurring nightmare in his mind every night."

Before a special prosecutor assigned to the case ordered Zimmerman's arrest, thousands of protesters had gathered in Sanford, Miami, New York and elsewhere, many wearing hoodies like the one Martin had on the night he died. They also carried Skittles and a can of iced tea, items Martin had in his pocket. President Barack Obama also had weighed in, saying that if he had a son, "he'd look like Trayvon."

Despite the racially charged nature of the case, race was barely mentioned at the trial.

"This case has never been about race or the right to bear arms," Corey said. "We believe this case all along was about boundaries, and George Zimmerman exceeded those boundaries."

One of the few mentions of race came from witness Rachel Jeantel, the Miami teen who was talking to Martin by phone moments before he was shot. She testified that he described being followed by a "creepy-ass cracker" as he walked through the neighborhood.

Jeantel gave some of the trial's most riveting testimony. She said she overheard Martin demand, "What are you following me for?" and then yell, "Get off! Get off!" before his cellphone went dead.

The jurors had to sort out clashing testimony from 56 witnesses in all, including police, neighbors, friends and family members.

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Associated Press writers Tamara Lush in Sanford; and Kelli Kennedy, Suzette Laboy and David Fischer in Miami contributed to this report.







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Grimbold wrote:
Not guilty. That sends a message to the "like-beef-or-what" crowd. The world is still inorder
on July 13,2013 | 04:06PM
1local wrote:
zimmerman should be compensated for the loss of his life the lawyers the family and the government put him through. The media should also put money in the pot for irresponsible reporting. Zimmerman will never get the time back that he lostas well as the public persecution from the media...
on July 13,2013 | 05:41PM
Kuihao wrote:
As in OJ Simpson's case, an acquittal on the criminal charges doesn't necessarily end George Zimmerman's legal problems. He should be (and hopefully will be) sued for Trayvon Martin's wrongful death.
on July 13,2013 | 06:06PM
Kahu Matu wrote:
The facts won the case not emotional insurrection based upon racial tensions. From all that was seen on media, it was obvious that Trayvon was the aggressor and although the loss of his life is tragic, should serve as an example of careful who you pick a fight with. This would not have occurred with Zimmerman's gun or Martin's arrogance and ego. Hopefully this will be a sign for things to change in our youth and our society.
on July 13,2013 | 07:02PM
OldDiver wrote:
You seem to have forgotten the part where George Zimmerman chased Martin packing a gun.
on July 13,2013 | 08:10PM
HD36 wrote:
Wrong as usual he observed him from a distant.
on July 13,2013 | 08:23PM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
Then how did he come to have his head slammed against the sidewalk? You don't get that from a distance.
on July 14,2013 | 12:10PM
Kahu Matu wrote:
The facts never stated that. Listen to the facts don't believe the fiction and fear-mongering race baiting swirling around the web.
on July 13,2013 | 08:51PM
peanutgallery wrote:
There you go again OD, inventing facts that you think make a better picture for your version of events. Shame on you.
on July 14,2013 | 02:04AM
Pocho wrote:
I don't expect any less coming from OD
on July 14,2013 | 06:04AM
kahuku01 wrote:
OD: Obviously, you didn't have a chance to watch the trial especially when making a statement that didn't exist. There was no chasing by Zimmerman, except close surveillance until Trayvon started running away in the dark. You're hard to beat, in fact you're a champion for making these types of bogus comments.
on July 14,2013 | 09:01AM
Numilalocal wrote:
There're old divers and bold divers. Never any old bold divers. You must be a total wuss!
on July 14,2013 | 09:40AM
joewilly wrote:
joewilly wrote: The prosecution did a lousy job. The jurors had no choice because of the Florida "stand your ground law". That's what saved Zimmerman.He and his whole family will never be safe in this country. on July 14,2013 | 05:33AM
on July 14,2013 | 05:54AM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
Or indicted for violating Martin's civil rights and put in federal prison.
on July 14,2013 | 12:09PM
hanalei395 wrote:
"Public persecution from the media" ... ........ Zimmerman will disappear from the public AND the media. He'll be in hiding for the rest of his life. ..... And being "compensated"? Of course not. What is more important ... FOR HIM ...is just being and staying alive.
on July 13,2013 | 09:30PM
false wrote:
Treyvon's blood will be on the heads of the Defense Team and Zimmerman for their life times.
on July 14,2013 | 09:17AM
Numilalocal wrote:
Totally true.
on July 14,2013 | 09:41AM
hanalei395 wrote:
According to Grimbold ... "Not guilty" ... The world is still in order". ... Actually, Zimmerman ... Not free. ... He'll be in hiding for the rest of life ... somewhere in the world.
on July 13,2013 | 10:18PM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
If a black guy doesn't cap him first.
on July 14,2013 | 12:12PM
serious wrote:
As of last March the City had spent over $600,000 prosecuting the case so I presume the final total will exceed a million. Should never have gone to trial!!!
on July 14,2013 | 04:25AM
palani wrote:
And it's worse for Zimmerman, who will never be able to pay this series of legal bills, with more to come in the civil suits.
on July 14,2013 | 05:42AM
hanalei395 wrote:
Zimmerman says to the 911 dispatcher: "These ....... always get away". As for Zimmerman, he got away with murder. ......... But Karma ...always steps into the picture. ..... OJ is in prison. And the principal of the "Massie Case", Thalia Massie, committed suicide.
on July 14,2013 | 07:21AM
serious wrote:
Look at the massive fines OJ received in his civil suit---but his money was in an NFL trust and he paid zippo.
on July 14,2013 | 07:38AM
localboieastside wrote:
So true... Everyone one is guilty of profiling in some ways. You could be shot wearing a wrong color in a street gang, or the wrong attire or not knowing the right gang sign or wearing a beanie going inside a bank or wearing a baseball cap/shades going in a Seven /Eleven at night or wearing a trench coat in a jewelery store.. the list goes on and on. Oh yeah, the IRS will even profile you also based on some key words you might use. What if George Zimmerman was half black and half Hispanic.. I wonder what the media take on this would be?
on July 14,2013 | 12:02PM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
you're kidding right? This kid would still be alive if he wasn't black in a white neighborhood. Zimmerman assumed he was guilty of something and stalked him. Anyone in strange neighborhood would get scared if someone started following them around for no good reason. The only mistake this kid made was to confront his stalker and ask why he was being followed. He probably thought Zimmerman was going to jack him for being in the wrong neighborhood.
on July 14,2013 | 12:07PM
hawaiikone wrote:
While he was asking that question why was he pounding Zimmerman's head on the sidewalk?
on July 14,2013 | 12:43PM
Ken_Conklin wrote:
I no like beef. I like chicken.
on July 13,2013 | 05:53PM
mookane wrote:
Not for long pal !
on July 13,2013 | 07:24PM
kolohepalu wrote:
It actually sends a message to the insecure girly-man crowd- pack a weapon, then you won't have to back up your actions physically if you start a problem. Pro-coward verdict.
on July 13,2013 | 07:25PM
Fred01 wrote:
Thanks for your comments, girly-man.
on July 13,2013 | 07:54PM
1566voice wrote:
Congratulations on your caveman style comment. You obviously are void of the facts ! The following quote by Mark Twain was made for special people like you :) "It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than open it and remove all doubt”
on July 13,2013 | 08:35PM
8082062424 wrote:
what it sends that if people are going to bring guns to a fist fight let all carry them. we will have shoot outs
on July 13,2013 | 07:35PM
kahuku01 wrote:
Deferred! An explanation isn't necessary for this kind of mentality.
on July 14,2013 | 09:07AM
joewilly wrote:
The prosecution did a lousy job. The jurors had no choice because of the Florida "stand your ground law". That's what saved Zimmerman.He and his whole family will never be safe in this country.
on July 14,2013 | 05:33AM
joewilly wrote:
joewilly wrote: LOOK at the case. The first detective recommended manslaughter. The prosecution did a lousy job. The stand your ground law in Florida saved Zimmerman. Trayvon is dead. His parents are not on trial. You should have some compassion and understanding of the facts in the case. on July 14,2013 | 05:43AM
on July 14,2013 | 05:52AM
aomohoa wrote:
Total Bull. That is why our jury system is not working. This all happened because of his actions. A self appointed or any neighborhood watch person should every approach anyone in question. A 17 year old kid died for no reason. Personal opinion of what this kid is like was not the issue.
on July 13,2013 | 04:08PM
dontbelieveinmyths wrote:
From what I saw of the trial, instead of going home (the closing arguments by the defense), which Martin had a chance to do (4 minutes), Martin instead chose to confront this "cracker" and show him who was boss. I guess he didn't know George had a gun as he was beating him.
on July 13,2013 | 04:19PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Men with guns will always bully the unarmed civilians. Seen that in Mad Max.
on July 13,2013 | 04:29PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
"Sir,the reason I used my gun, was I was getting beaten to death by an unarmed person". Did you have an opportunity to retreat! " Sir, why would I, I have a gun, duh".
on July 13,2013 | 04:33PM
oldertimer808 wrote:
He did not have his gun drawn so he was not bullying Martin. What trial were you watching? If you were on the ground getting pounded I think you would have done what Zimmerman did. Martin had a window of opportunity to go home but he choose to confront Zimmerman. Martin had a history of fighting and confronting people which was not allowed to be presented in the trial.
on July 13,2013 | 04:45PM
OldDiver wrote:
Nope, the point is coward George Zimmerman would not have chased Martin if he wasn't packing a gun.
on July 13,2013 | 08:12PM
Kailuaraised wrote:
Following someone isn't a crime.
on July 14,2013 | 05:23AM
kahuku01 wrote:
Deferred! Useless to explain to someone that doesn't know the facts.
on July 14,2013 | 09:15AM
Fred01 wrote:
Go back to Nanakuli dim-wit.
on July 13,2013 | 07:55PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Go back to Dixie Fred.
on July 13,2013 | 08:31PM
retire wrote:
Now, Now, settle down you two, if you just stop to think about it, Bubba and Kimo have a lot in common. :-)
on July 14,2013 | 09:53AM
Carolynne wrote:
This is the best comment I've seen so far.
on July 14,2013 | 08:13AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
The People have spoken. It's over. Quit whining.
on July 13,2013 | 04:33PM
OldDiver wrote:
Hope you will be consistent and stop your moaning about rail.
on July 13,2013 | 04:42PM
droid wrote:
Cayetano won the mayoral primary. That was the people speaking. Caldwell beating Cayetano in the general was PRP speaking. Carry on.
on July 13,2013 | 05:01PM
OldDiver wrote:
If he won he would be Mayor.
on July 13,2013 | 08:07PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
I'll stop once the matter is finally decided. Like the trial. When it's done, it's done. Until then , fair game.
on July 13,2013 | 06:00PM
OldDiver wrote:
So the will of the voters don't count?
on July 13,2013 | 08:08PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
If you had a vote today, rail would be thrown on the scrap heap and you know it. That's the will of the people.
on July 13,2013 | 09:23PM
aomohoa wrote:
Give me a break. You bring rail up for any reason you can. Do you get paid as a blogger ever time to mention rail?
on July 13,2013 | 07:23PM
OldDiver wrote:
Never anything of substance to say except that I'm getting paid. Sheesh!
on July 13,2013 | 08:07PM
hanalei395 wrote:
It's not over for Zimmerman. He's marked for life.
on July 13,2013 | 05:39PM
false wrote:
at least there is a consequence for a one sided tale.
on July 13,2013 | 09:27PM
hanalei395 wrote:
There is one thing now Zimmerman will never do, ... and that's to walk alone at night on a street. The former stalker will have to assume that now he is the one being stalked. Zimmerman will also assume that, if there's a stalker, the stalker knows that he might be armed, and so the stalker will shoot first.
on July 13,2013 | 05:25PM
sailfish1 wrote:
You are a vengeful person aren't you? And, you don't even know Martin or Zimmerman. People who know you probably wished they didn't.
on July 13,2013 | 09:39PM
Grimbold wrote:
Bullies are always bullying weaker persons. A gun levels the field. Martin jumped on Zimmermann with the intend of severely insuring him and got his due.
on July 13,2013 | 05:31PM
livinginhawaii wrote:
Yes that is true in your fictional world of film, theater and TV. Please explain why in Tuscon, Arizona where everyone can openly carry a gun, that; a) it has the lowest crime rate in the country and; b) unarmed civilians are rarely "bullied" by armed civilians. All seems rather civil in Tuscon as opposed to your fictional world...
on July 14,2013 | 08:20AM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
Why don't you question why Zimmerman was following him in the first place? Is it ok to assume someone is guilty based on skin color? Or the neighborhood he was waling thru? Why didn't Zimmerman do what the police dispatcher instructed him to do? He obviously wanted to "apprehend" this criminal on his turf.
on July 14,2013 | 12:21PM
kaleki wrote:
It's the right verdict.......
on July 13,2013 | 04:33PM
sumoroach wrote:
YES IT WAS, Where were Martin's parents during all the boy's previous troubles? NOT DOING THEIR JOB OF Raising their son. Point is Martin should have just left or called 911. He instead decided to attack. Wrong decision on his part and his parents raised him that way. LOOK at all his previous problems, that he had in his past.
on July 13,2013 | 11:32PM
joewilly wrote:
LOOK at the case. The first detective recommended manslaughter. The prosecution did a lousy job. The stand your ground law in Florida saved Zimmerman. Trayvon is dead. His parents are not on trial. You should have some compassion and understanding of the facts in the case.
on July 14,2013 | 05:43AM
sumoroach wrote:
What a thug (Martin) that attack Zimmerman, and Zimmerman protected himself. All Zimmerman was doing reporting to the police about a person who looked suspicious to the police. He lost the person and was on his way back to the car when Zimmerman was ATTACKED by Martin. Pont is Martin should of left the area or called 911 simple. No Martin had to confront Zimmerman and ATTACKED. Martin is 5'11 and 158 lbs. And his 17 year old pictures show he was well built. It was Martin up bringing that his parent are at fault. Gangster attitude, drugs (fact was he was high on pot), and must of left the house with his gun. Martin personal cell phone had him with the gun. UPBRINGING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Joewilly look at the facts.
on July 14,2013 | 06:05AM
EwaWarrior wrote:
It was the facts that saved Zimmerman, not the stand your ground law. The prosecution was not able to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that Zimmerman was guilty of either 2nd degree murder or manslaughter. The fact that they weren't able to just goes to show that this case never should have been brought to trial. Justice prevailed. Move on to Snowden!
on July 14,2013 | 06:48AM
joewilly wrote:
The stand your ground law had a lot to do with it. It was a self-defense case from the start. Zimmerman had to reach for his weapon and shot the kid because he thought his life was in danger. That's all the facts. If it wasn't for the stand your ground law, Zimmerman would have gotten manslaughter. The defense knew that and played off of it. The prosecution was unable to prove otherwise. A Lousy job from the state of Florida.
on July 14,2013 | 08:10AM
kahuku01 wrote:
You said it from your own mouth, "the prosecution was unable to prove otherwise." Simple as that. Just because Zimmerman wasn't found guilty, you had to blame the state of Florida for doing a lousy job. You're putting the blame on the wrong subject.
on July 14,2013 | 09:31AM
HD36 wrote:
Not guilty of anything but protecting himself from a deadly attack. The right to self defense stands strong in America!
on July 13,2013 | 04:51PM
scooters wrote:
The jury sustem not working? Seems like they just did. It's not working because YOU didn't get the verdict that YOU wanted. That 17 yr old boy took a short cut, trespassing on private property, should have never been there and he could have just kept on walking instead of confronting and jumping on Zimmerman..
on July 13,2013 | 05:11PM
joewilly wrote:
joewilly wrote: LOOK at the case. The first detective recommended manslaughter. The prosecution did a lousy job. The stand your ground law in Florida saved Zimmerman. Trayvon is dead. His parents are not on trial. You should have some compassion and understanding of the facts in the case.
on July 14,2013 | 05:55AM
gaylec wrote:
It is a shame a life had to end, but this is by far the correct decision. The court gave every advantage to the DA before and during the case. The parents lied, and Obama stuck his nose in again without a clue of knowledge. Did you notice the story clerk where Trayvon purchased the Skittles? He had to follow him throughout the store to make sure he didn't steal anything. If it was six black men on the jury, the verdict would have come down to a hung jury (no pun intended) because NO reasonable six people knowing the facts could have convicted Mr. Z. Anyone such as aomohoa above who believes this is not the proper decision has their head up their butts. Sorry to say but now we have one less punk in the world, and one white-Hispanic who will not volunteer to night watch again.
on July 13,2013 | 05:38PM
kaleki wrote:
Obama should keep his mouth shut!
on July 13,2013 | 06:00PM
tiki886 wrote:
We have a race baiter in the White House and he proved for a second time that he is not fit to lead this nation. The first time this race baiter opened his mouth was when he said the police who arrested professor [Henry Louis Gates Jr] "acted stupidly".

Then he said, "If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon Martin". Obama is just as amother race baiter like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson.


on July 13,2013 | 07:30PM
HD36 wrote:
And I think he's dividing the nation on race because when the economy collapses the nation will be busy fighting amongst itself instead of blaming the government.
on July 13,2013 | 08:27PM
soundofreason wrote:
Dividing it FIRST by financial class and NOW by race and ALL while bankrupting America. And THAT'S been his agenda all along.
on July 14,2013 | 07:19AM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Bring Obama in. That's what republicans and tea party do. Like Fox 24/7. Also heard one of them blame the White House for Paula Deens demise. Pathetic.
on July 13,2013 | 08:34PM
tiki886 wrote:
Paula Deen is a professed Democrat.
on July 13,2013 | 09:47PM
cojef wrote:
The racial issue was brought about initially by Sharpton and Jackson, and as the fervor died, it was again reignited when the AG staff got involved by going down to Florida to support Black civil rightist to continue to ferment the race issue. As a consequence although the local county prosecutor chose not prosecute, the Governor appointed a Special prosecutor to pursue the case. The President got involved, being he is the mouth piece of Valarie Jarrett who is the one calling the shot and actually running the Country. Thus the scandals everytime you turn around. She no business acumen, only Chicago style dirty politics. The trial was travesty and results prove it. The liberal media has share the blame for the trial and the ensuing riots that occurred in Oakland, California. The demonstrator in Sanford behaved as mature and wise individuals and voiced their peaceful displeasure admirably.
on July 14,2013 | 08:12AM
Mythman wrote:
The armed robbers who confront me when I walk down the street in urban cities look like Trayvon. Sometimes they shoot me because they don't want me to identify them in a line up.
on July 14,2013 | 03:30AM
false wrote:
no, this was a he said and the other guy couldn't.
on July 13,2013 | 09:29PM
joewilly wrote:
joewilly wrote: joewilly wrote: LOOK at the case. The first detective recommended manslaughter. The prosecution did a lousy job. The stand your ground law in Florida saved Zimmerman. Trayvon is dead. His parents are not on trial. You should have some compassion and understanding of the facts in the case.on July 14,2013 | 05:05AM
on July 14,2013 | 05:56AM
kaleki wrote:
It's the correct verdict!!!!!
on July 13,2013 | 05:59PM
ceria wrote:
I agree.......if Zimmerman had only heeded his instructions to "stand down" maybe this would not have happened. I guess he doesn't listen to directions very well. He has to live with what he has done EVERY DAY OF HIS LIFE! Zimmerman is guilty of "something".......the public will decide.
on July 13,2013 | 07:26PM
hawaiikone wrote:
The realization will come that he has ended a life. Those thoughts will wake him up at night. Killing another person, even during combat, never leaves you. You're right, this has changed his life forever.
on July 13,2013 | 08:10PM
HD36 wrote:
But maybe the fact that he saved a lady in the same neighborhood previously by calling the cops on a black guy who looked just like Martin will help sleep like a baby.
on July 13,2013 | 08:29PM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
anti black HD36 or what? this kid was 17 and probably scared the guy following him was going to jack him. He died because he was a black kid in the wrong neighborhood.
on July 13,2013 | 11:42PM
false wrote:
double that
on July 13,2013 | 09:24PM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
He might very well have been a "bad kid". That doesn't change the fact that he had not committed a crime and was assumed to be guilty based on his skin color and neighborhood he was walking thru. Zimmerman should never have gotten close to him as the police dispatcher instructed him, the kid would still be alive today if he had listened to reason.
on July 14,2013 | 12:16PM
residenttaxpayer wrote:
I wonder if there will be rioting in the streets cause of the verdict?.....
on July 13,2013 | 04:21PM
hanalei395 wrote:
Don't know about rioting, but Zimmerman ..... will have to move ....ASAP. He will never be "free".
on July 13,2013 | 04:37PM
AmbienDaze wrote:
yeah, you don't know nothing.
why don't you move to north dakota with allie, you both seem to have the same dumb opinions.
on July 13,2013 | 07:45PM
sailfish1 wrote:
Why? Are you going after him? The authorities need to investigate people like you.
on July 13,2013 | 09:43PM
hanalei395 wrote:
That's my weird stalker. She follows me all over and wants revenge and attention. And since she is lonely, I hope that's all she wants.
on July 13,2013 | 10:38PM
hanalei395 wrote:
And you're right, sailfish. The authorties need to investigate stalkers like AmbienDaze.
on July 14,2013 | 06:25AM
PTF wrote:
Nothing gets accomplished with riots except destruction and loss of property.
on July 13,2013 | 04:46PM
HD36 wrote:
Has there been any incidents of white people rioting yet?
on July 13,2013 | 04:52PM
Grimbold wrote:
They did not even riot on the acquittal of obvious murderer Simpson.
on July 13,2013 | 05:34PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
HD36, yes at Justin Bieber concerts.
on July 13,2013 | 08:35PM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
White people historically have not been discriminated against. They have no reason to riot!
on July 14,2013 | 12:26PM
soundofreason wrote:
If I remember correctly, they couldn't get a million people together for a million man march a few years back so......doubt it.
on July 14,2013 | 07:21AM
kukui_nut wrote:
Obvious call.
on July 13,2013 | 04:24PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
There really was no other outcome possible - the prosecution did not get past the "reasonable doubt" hurdle. Thing is, the system worked. Agree or disagree with the verdict but the system worked as it should.
on July 13,2013 | 04:32PM
false wrote:
how did a gun which was holstered get out from underneath ZZZZZZ?
on July 13,2013 | 09:32PM
engineersoldier wrote:
This would not have happened in most advanced western nations. First, he would not have been able to either own or carry a gun. Secondly, you would not have an unarmed person, let alone a minor, killed by a self appointed wanna be cop with a loaded gun, no matter the reason, get off scott free. This only happens in a gun culture such as ours. Very sad.
on July 13,2013 | 04:38PM
OldDiver wrote:
1
on July 13,2013 | 04:43PM
RichardCory wrote:
Well, I guess I should be glad that you're learning how to type numbers, but try to post something with a bit more substance next time.
on July 13,2013 | 08:00PM
HD36 wrote:
This whole thing was made out by the media as a racist killing. However, Zimmerman had taken a black girl to his prom, and lived with black kids growing up. The media, through the government were just trying to gain more power over gun control.
on July 13,2013 | 04:54PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Yup. It took 16 hours for a jury to reach a decision in a case that has gone on for over a year. It was a slam dunk. Conclusive. All the rest was media waha.
on July 13,2013 | 06:02PM
tiki886 wrote:
...and the race baiter-in-charge in the White House.
on July 13,2013 | 07:33PM
bumba wrote:
Yeah, right.
on July 13,2013 | 08:09PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
There goes Fox886 again.
on July 13,2013 | 08:37PM
Pacej001 wrote:
What could have been? In a more "advanced" nation, Zimmerman might well have died from skull fracture. "Self-appointed", "wanna be"---- emotionally biased terms not borne out by the evidence in the case. Gun culture? It's the guns again. No thought given to the possibility that the cause of this tragedy could have been the "culture" of the person who initiated the violence.--- Here's the truly frightening aspect of this case. It was driven by race and politics, not simple justice. There was no grand jury. The race baiting jackals pushed this trial into the political sphere and Zimmerman, an innocent man, could have been jailed for the rest of his life as a consequence of this failure of our justice system.
on July 13,2013 | 05:27PM
Grimbold wrote:
In civilized Europe people usually don't jump on others like they do in USA and especially Hawaii.
on July 13,2013 | 05:35PM
Fred01 wrote:
Bullies and criminals in Hawaii rely on our nanny state government to keep them safe from law abiding citizens.
on July 13,2013 | 07:58PM
soundofreason wrote:
Nailed it.
on July 14,2013 | 07:23AM
808comp wrote:
Wow! Thats two big cases that the Florida prosecutors loss. If you listen to the Florida State Attorney General on the news confrence,she really didn't sound disapponted that they lost.What will Zimmerman do? Will he have to be like Casey Anthony?
on July 13,2013 | 04:41PM
HD36 wrote:
Yes, Americans aren't that dumb after all.
on July 13,2013 | 04:44PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Yes, but Floridians are.
on July 13,2013 | 08:57PM
thanks4reading wrote:
good trial. Great attorneys and judge.
on July 13,2013 | 04:45PM
64hoo wrote:
well Zimmerman was not racial like some people claim, all jurors were black except for one who was a white juror, so that puts racial out of the issue. they went through all evidence and found him not guilty. time to put it to rest.
on July 13,2013 | 05:06PM
jusjoking wrote:
Shoots my computer has dyslexia. My SA online article reads that all jurists were white cept one unmentioned person.
on July 13,2013 | 05:36PM
tiki886 wrote:
CNN: "Zimmerman accepts all-female jury" June 23, 2013 - The prosecuting and defense attorneys referred to the jury members as five white women and one black or Hispanic woman. CNN does not have access to the juror questionnaires and cannot confirm the ethnicities of the jurors.
on July 13,2013 | 07:59PM
scooters wrote:
So now the NAACP wants the DOJ to do an investigation?? Excuse me, didn't the DOJ already stick their nose's in this? DEMANDING an arrest...These guy's just always want to play the race card. It will never end until they run out of that card.
on July 13,2013 | 05:07PM
64hoo wrote:
it was reported that DOJ used taxpayers money to have this case go to trial when it used tax payers money to do all the protest around the country, so there would be a trial that's why it took 44 days to get a trial. again the DOJ wasted tax payers money.. the news radio reported that 3 days ago.
on July 13,2013 | 05:26PM
tiki886 wrote:
Judicial Watch a watch dog group announced today (July 11th) that it has obtained documents in response to local, state, and federal records requests (FOIA) revealing that a little-known unit of the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Community Relations Service (CRS), was deployed to Sanford, FL, following the Trayvon Martin shooting to help organize and manage rallies and protests against George Zimmerman.

Eric Holder under orders from the race baiter-in-charge in the White House sent their thugs down to Florida to inflame the community to make race an issue.


on July 13,2013 | 08:06PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
From Fox886, 24/7 Fair and Balance.
on July 13,2013 | 08:47PM
tiki886 wrote:
Feel free to tell me when I'm lying.
on July 13,2013 | 09:23PM
tiki886 wrote:
The NAACP wants DOJ aka Eric Holder to try Zimmerman again at the Federal level for violating Martin's "Civil Rights". Smacks of double jeopardy to me.

The race baiter-in-charge does not deserve to lead our nation!


on July 13,2013 | 08:30PM
sumoroach wrote:
Because "He could have been my son" Obama Feb 2012
on July 13,2013 | 11:40PM
soundofreason wrote:
For THAT to happen, you'd have to pull their EBT cards first.
on July 14,2013 | 07:25AM
hanabatadayz wrote:
martin's family was wishy washy on whether that was trayvon's voice or not..i think that decided the outcome
on July 13,2013 | 05:08PM
st1d wrote:
finally, justice.

the prosecutors had a weak case, but in a homicide you take whatever you have.

perhaps, they would not have rushed to pursue justice against zimmerman if obama had kept his mouth shut and not flamed the emotions of people who too readily seek vengence for perceived wrongs.

justice. maybe not what you or i expected, but justice just the same.


on July 13,2013 | 06:15PM
kolohepalu wrote:
Message to cowards: feel free to pick fights or mouth off, as long as you're packing your surrogate manhood (gun). What a miscarriage of justice.
on July 13,2013 | 07:21PM
tiki886 wrote:
Zimmerman chose to defend himself not under the "Stand your ground" law, instead he chose "self defense".
on July 13,2013 | 08:18PM
sailfish1 wrote:
kolohepalu - Does that mean you will be more careful who you are bullying next.
on July 13,2013 | 09:51PM
1566voice wrote:
Kolohe is too ignorant to logic or common sense. Poor sap. I'd be writing the same thing if I couldn't get pass the 5th grade too.
on July 13,2013 | 11:11PM
Kapaho wrote:
The criminal justice system is not perfect. We've witnessed that time and time again, most especially the OJ Simpson trial. The losers are always the victims.
on July 13,2013 | 07:23PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Has Barry come out and asked for restraint and peace? I mean, since the kid looked the son he would have had.
on July 13,2013 | 07:32PM
tiki886 wrote:
And his personal pit bull Eric Holder, sent his DOJ thugs down to Florida to inflame the community.
on July 13,2013 | 07:50PM
HD36 wrote:
And they've only showed pictures of when Martin was 12. The guy was known to beat people up, smoke dope, and a "gansta", yet they don't show the 17 year old Martin who was a football player, had big arms and tatoos and gold teeth. This is the world we live in. The government controlled media called CNN.
on July 13,2013 | 08:35PM
50skane wrote:
The prosecutor kept calling 17 year old Trayvon "a child" who was afraid that a stranger was falling him, and that children are afraid when confronted by a stranger. Trayvon just turned 17 and was 5'-11" and 158 lbs.. not exactly what I would call a "child". Juveniles his size in Hawaii are getting into fights all the time and breaking each others jaws, ribs and cheekbones, especially the ones who train in MMA typer sports. So don't think he was a "child" who couldn't defend himself or who couldn't attack someone and cause some major damage. I believe that during their confrontation, Trayvon got the upper hand and mounted Zimmerman and was pounding him or trying to before he was shot. This case should never have been about race, "white guy shoots black kid", it shoudl have been based on only the evidence and the facts. Guys like Al Sharpton blow this whole thing out of proportion, and even Obama gets involved when he said, "If I had a son he would have looked like Trayvon", what the HELL kind of comment is that to make when you are the President!
on July 13,2013 | 07:35PM
tiki886 wrote:
Obama, the race baiting President has no business leading our nation. This is the 2nd time Obama opened his race baiting mouth when he said the 1st time, "the Police who arrested professor [Henry Louis Gates Jr] 'acted stupidly'."

Obama even sent his thugs from the DOJ down to Florida to inflame the community!


on July 13,2013 | 07:47PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Alert News from Fox886..... Riot incited by Obama.
on July 13,2013 | 08:48PM
tiki886 wrote:
Obama the riot inciter? Damn straight. He's not a uniter, he's a divider.
on July 13,2013 | 09:10PM
tiki886 wrote:
Yes, riot incitement "attempted" by Obama and his thugs at the DOJ
on July 13,2013 | 09:59PM
st1d wrote:
finally, justice. maybe not what some wanted, but zimmerman was arrested, tried, and found not guilty.

maybe, if obama and others who convicted zimmerman the week of the incident had just kept their thoughts to themselves, the prosecutors would not have rushed this case to court.

beyond a reasonable doubt is a demanding standard. the prosecutots overcharged to appease the mobs and ended up with little more than probable cause to present as their case.


on July 13,2013 | 08:02PM
tiki886 wrote:
3 hours ago: An employee of the Office of the State Attorney in Jacksonville, Fla., who testified that prosecutors withheld evidence from George Zimmerman’s defense team has been fired, his lawyer told NBC News.

Zimmerman’s defense team has filed a motion of judicial sanctions against state prosecutors, alleging discovery violations. The state has denied these violations.

When reached for comment, state attorney’s office spokesperson Jackelyn Barnard confirmed that Kruidbos “is no longer an employee at the State Attorney’s Office.”

Even when the race baiting team withholds evidence, they lost the case!


on July 13,2013 | 08:13PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Why would a Republican State like Florida, who had the likes of Jeb Bush, allow tainting of evidence? I mean this is as Republican as it gets!
on July 13,2013 | 08:51PM
tiki886 wrote:
The original Chief of Police refuse to bring charges and was fired. The replacement was a black Chief of Police. The 1st prosecutor refuse to prosecute so a 2nd was assigned the bogus trumped up case. If you want to bring politics into the trial, the elected judge was a lifetime Democrat.
on July 13,2013 | 09:15PM
Leewardboy wrote:
Shameful verdict. Not guilty of all charges? Zimmerman had every chance to walk away and not confront Martin. That's what he was asked to do but he continued to follow Martin. Ziimmerman caused the confrontation. Guilty in my book. Concealed carry brings with it much responsibility - can't be acting like a vigilante. Yes - for those on both sides of that issue - I support concealed carry but you can't be walking around looking for trouble just cause you're armed.
on July 13,2013 | 08:28PM
tiki886 wrote:
Martin was trespassing on private property and Zimmerman had every right as the neighborhood watch captain to follow him.

And Martin had ever chance to walk away as well.


on July 13,2013 | 08:55PM
bumbye wrote:
I thought he wasn't really the watch captain.
on July 13,2013 | 09:59PM
tiki886 wrote:
Yes, riot incitement "attempted" by Obama and his thugs at the DOJ
on July 13,2013 | 09:19PM
jussayin wrote:
Wonder what Obama will now say since he took personal interest and tried the case shortly after the incident. This as the President. I'm sure his advisers will shut him up. And yes, too much media coverage and making this trial like it was a survivor show. Pretty sad. Well, I'm sure the media will find another story to blow out of proportion.
on July 13,2013 | 09:50PM
inverse wrote:
If Zimmerman was found innocent in Florida, does that mean Deedy should be found innocent in Hawaii as well?
on July 13,2013 | 10:04PM
sumoroach wrote:
Deedy is a professional lawman! Deedy did not use the deadly force requirements. He went for zero to deadly without the steps in between. Ask a cop you have to have that training very quarter and it is dry. The profession (law enforcement agencies) bets that subject into you. Looking at the tapes without voice you can still see that clearly.
on July 13,2013 | 11:52PM
Kailuaraised wrote:
Quit making stuff up. Deedy used all of the requirements for deadly force. If you actually had training on it then you wouldn't be saying stuff like this.
on July 14,2013 | 05:36AM
hawaiikone wrote:
Apparently all the cops that shot and killed the soldier in Waikiki missed those classes.
on July 14,2013 | 07:16AM
tiki886 wrote:
Obama doesn't have to intervene with his thugs at the DOJ in Hawaii. This is his home turf. Besides, he can't say if He had a son, he'd look like a half German half pocho like Elderts.
on July 14,2013 | 12:19AM
South76 wrote:
Good call on the verdict....this trial would not have happen if the guy who pulled the trigger was a fellow black man. This became an issue when the idiot in the WH came out and opened his mouth.
on July 14,2013 | 12:18AM
tiki886 wrote:
Everyone thought that by electing a black President racism would disappear, our nation would come together and unite, instead Obama has made it worse. He brought back "Mississippi Burning" to our nation.
on July 14,2013 | 02:44AM
tiki886 wrote:
Everyone thought that by electing a b l a c k President racism would disappear, our nation would come together and unite, instead Obama has made it worse. He brought back "Mississippi Burning" to our nation.
on July 14,2013 | 02:45AM
Mythman wrote:
True that - he isn't as wise as he is given credit for being - too young and too pampered.....
on July 14,2013 | 03:34AM
Mythman wrote:
In Florida's conceal carry law, Mr Martin had a right to carry a pistol also. He could have confronted someone it is said he felt was trying to harass him with it instead of physically attacking. Mr Zimmerman can double the number of personal safety firearms he packs on his person going forward - this should be adequate. Once the media is no longer fanning the flames of race the passions should cool down and life go on, as it tends to do without any help from media......
on July 14,2013 | 03:26AM
Mythman wrote:
This case is an excellent example of the dynamic wherein media creates a kind of substitute electronic "reality" instead of reporting on the actual reality. Reality as in the verdict still has some power. When this is gone, we are in really big trouble.
on July 14,2013 | 03:33AM
kailua000 wrote:
I hope the family sues him for wrongful death.
on July 14,2013 | 04:01AM
hawaiikone wrote:
Although that won't help Martin, at least it will financially punish Zimmerman for ignoring police instructions. Had he obeyed Martin would probably be alive today.
on July 14,2013 | 07:20AM
soundofreason wrote:
Alive to smoke more put and steal more goods.
on July 14,2013 | 08:16AM
hawaiikone wrote:
Quite possibly. Yet he could have turned his life around and contributed to society more than you or I. One thing is for sure, now we'll never know.
on July 14,2013 | 10:08AM
kailua000 wrote:
I don't like the verdict. Was it legally the right verdict? yes. Morally, no. you cant put a guy away for being a moron. He (according to himself) was not doing anything illegally. Unfortunately we cant hear the other side. That being said, I'm really tired of hearing MSNBC and some of the African American self proclaimed "leaders", like Ms. Ali on Dr. Drew's show, talk about him being white or trying to be white when zimmerman himself said he has always identified himself with the Hispanic community (come on he doesnt even look white and his mom is dark hispanic). Just keep in mind those who call him a white hispanic (MSNBC etc)...our president is a White African American. no one calls him that though
on July 14,2013 | 04:07AM
DABLACK wrote:
Why the media didn't show Martin's current photo instead of the 5 year old snapshot ?? Hard to figure the size difference of the two guys. Isn't "Z" only 2' 19" ?? and Martin almost 6' ??
on July 14,2013 | 05:39AM
tiki886 wrote:
Zimmerman will probably be faced with another 'civil' lawsuit just like OJ.

When OJ went through the 'civil' suit after his criminal trial, the Brown's won a claim of $35 million on his future earnings as a celebrity. So that's why he didn't do any work or write any books because the Browns would confiscate his earnings. (Prior to his present incarceration in Las Vagas for robbery)

OJ was smart to put his previous earnings/assets in 'trust' out of reach of any litigation and so untouchable so he lives on $25K per month from his residuals from his football career, movie career, and other entertainment enterprises from said trust accumulating somewhere while he is in jail.

Zimmerman's prospect for employment now and in the future is almost nil for the moment. He'll probably make a deal with the Martin family to split the proceeds of any paid appearances, movies rights, book rights for the entire story that lasted over two years.

There's your "Justice". Money for both families.


on July 14,2013 | 05:58AM
tiki886 wrote:
Zimmerman will probably be faced with another 'civil' lawsuit just like OJ.

When OJ went through the 'civil' suit after his criminal trial, the Brown's won a claim of $35 million on his future earnings as a celebrity. So that's why he didn't do any work or write any books because the Browns would confiscate his earnings. (Prior to his present incarceration in Las Vagas for robbery)

OJ was smart to put his previous earnings/assets in 'trust' out of reach of any litigation and so untouchable so he lives on $25K per month from his residuals from his football career, movie career, and other entertainment enterprises from said trust accumulating somewhere while he is in jail.

Zimmerman's prospect for employment now and in the future is almost nil for the moment. He'll probably make a deal with the Martin family to split the proceeds of any paid appearances, movies rights, book rights for the entire story that lasted over two years.

There's your "Justice". Money for both families.


on July 14,2013 | 05:59AM
kahuku01 wrote:
After reading all of the amazing and interesting opinions and comments throughout this forum, I've come to a conclusion that many remarks were based on hearsay, news media or from watching the trial itself. I've watched the trial from day 1, listened to 56 witnesses, recorded it, and listened to the closing remarks by the prosecutor and defense. There were several key issues that were significant to the case and one that really caught my attention was the final uneventful 4 minutes before the 911 call was made with a person in the background yelling for help. For approximately 4 minutes from the time Zimmerman hung up from talking to the non-emergency operator, until the 911 call that was received with someone yelling for help in the background, what did Trayvon do during this 4 minutes while Zimmerman was trying to locate Trayvon in the dark so that he would be able to point out Trayvon to the police, who were en-route to the location. If only Trayvon intent was to get home from the 7/11 store, regardless of having Zimmerman keeping a close surveillance on him, Tryvon would be alive today. At times, Conducting ourselves in an irrational manner could end up facing an unfortunate aftermath. Both prosecutors and defense did an excellent job, very professional but in the end, the outcome is the verdict and although some of us agree or disagree, another new day goes on for all of us.
on July 14,2013 | 06:13AM
Masami wrote:
Yes, Zimmerman shouldn't have pursued Martin after being told not to, yet I don't believe its against the law to follow anyone. Then with the injuries suffered to the back of his head, the evidence depicts Martin straddling Zimmerman and pounding his head to the pavement. A "reasonable" person wouldn't think cries of "Help me!" would come from someone straddling someone and pounding their head into the pavement. Martin shoulda just run home as it appears he circled around and ambushed Zimmerman. Two tragedies occurred that night..............
on July 14,2013 | 07:13AM
tiki886 wrote:
No, one tragedy occurred and one travesty avoided.
on July 14,2013 | 07:40AM
soundofreason wrote:
"Zimmerman cleared; attorney says safety a concern">>> I don't think safety should be a concern. They won't find Zimmerman. Most of these people can't even manage to find a job.
on July 14,2013 | 07:12AM
gary360 wrote:
Yep OD, you're altering the facts. TM's parents hired a publicist to make there boy appear to be so innocent.
on July 14,2013 | 07:26AM
nitpikker wrote:
zimmerman was the instigator of the whole event. should have been convicted of manslaughter or negligent homicide.however his life becomes now, he deserves what he gets. prosecutors were i***ts!
on July 14,2013 | 08:42AM
Numilalocal wrote:
White boy goes free and black woman gets 20 years for firing a warning shot (according to HuffPost). Grimbold, you really ought to get a life and get real: we're ALL human and share well over 99% of the same DNA. Don't like it? Go to another planet.
on July 14,2013 | 09:39AM
hapaguy wrote:
I really don't understand this "Stand Your Ground" law. It seems to me that Trayvon was "standing his ground" when he confronted Zimmerman who was following him. I wonder what the outcome would have been if Trayvon was packing and he shot Zimmerman.....I bet all these Zimmerman and Deedy supporters on here would be screaming for Trayvon's head on a a stake......
on July 14,2013 | 11:12AM
thos wrote:
Perhaps if the “news” media reported significant events - - as for example the sharp increase in black on white crime since the current occupant of the White House took office and made reckless statements about the Cambridge Police and his non-existent “son” - - young marauding punks with huge chips on their shoulder and tons of attitude would not look for opportunities to brutalize and kill “creepy ass crackers”. Not only is this long delayed justice for OJ having walked after butchering two white people thanks to jury nullification, but this is a powerful case for conceal carry in every state. Is there ANYONE who does not now realize why there has been such an explosion in the sale of personal fire arms and ammunition since January 2009? My fond hope is that many organizations will launch Zimmerman defense funds now in anticipation of the racist AG Holder’s promise of vengeance using the power of his office to pursue Zimmerman to his grave with all sorts of “civil rights” humma humma, thereby giving license to any number of vigilantes of color to seek out this totally innocent man and finish the job that the punk started. And holder acts with the full approval of the current occupant of the White House who would LOVE to have an excuse to impose martial law and suspend the Constitution he holds in such contempt.
on July 14,2013 | 06:00PM
thos wrote:
Perhaps if the “news” media reported significant events - - as for example the sharp increase in black on white crime since the current occupant of the White House took office and made reckless statements about the Cambridge Police and his non-existent “son” - - young marauding punks with huge chips on their shoulder and tons of attitude would not look for opportunities to brutalize and kill “creepy a** crackers”. Not only is this long delayed justice for OJ having walked after butchering two white people thanks to jury nullification, but this is a powerful case for conceal carry in every state. Is there ANYONE who does not now realize why there has been such an explosion in the sale of personal fire arms and ammunition since January 2009? My fond hope is that many organizations will launch Zimmerman defense funds now in anticipation of the AG Holder’s promise of vengeance using the power of his office to pursue Zimmerman to his grave with all sorts of “civil rights” humma humma, thereby giving license to any number of vigilantes of color to seek out this totally innocent man and finish the job that the punk started. And holder acts with the full approval of the current occupant of the White House who would LOVE to have an excuse to impose martial law and suspend the Constitution he holds in such contempt.
on July 14,2013 | 06:02PM
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