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What happens next?

July 21, 2013

With the Zimmerman trial now over and with Zimmerman having been found not guilty, what happens next? I may sound naive to many people who will be reading this, but my feelings are as follows: It is......

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USABorn

Jul-21-13 3:34 AM

There are many reasons why people believe Trayvon was a thug. I have seen some pretty disgusting photos of him in the Daily Mail (our lamestream media only prints photos of him as a young "sweet" child).

I have read about his marijuana use, his being caught by security camera painting filty graffiti on school lockers, that the ensuing search for paint in his backpack disclosed a dozen pieces of stolen women's jewelry, of him being caught with marijuana on school property, of his numerous suspensions from school, etc., etc., etc.

A good place to start the "healing process," would be for his parents to stand up and admit, "Trayvon was was having behavioral problems."

BUT they won't do that because people might look on it as an admission of bad parentin.

Because Trayvon was shunted off to an aunt and uncle, who eventually couldn't tolerate his trouble and shipped him to his momma? Who, for the same reasons, pushed him off on daddy?

cont'd

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USABorn

Jul-21-13 3:42 AM

These parents who are now trying to cover their own guilt by running around the country stirring up trouble? They are so self-centered that they don't care how many people get hurt, if someone is killed, if property is destroyed......tell me, who the real thugs are in this debachle?

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Tgrammiex4

Jul-21-13 5:07 AM

I agree USA. This boy was not the inoccent model teenager his family is trying to portray. They dropped the ball on his upbringing, and now they are trying to profit off his death.

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GysgtUSMC

Jul-21-13 5:49 AM

They are being courted by race baiters like Sharpton and Jackson. Those two racist are a huge part of the problem and the reason for a lot of the racial divide. They need to shut up and stop making their living and popularity off the backs of misfortunes in the black community. They are serving no one justice.

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eriklatranyi

Jul-21-13 6:52 AM

Trayvon's parents cannot admit their son was faulty in any way or the whole illusion around this case collapses.

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JabbaTheHutt

Jul-21-13 7:29 AM

I agree USA. Tgrammiex4, not just his parents trying to portray him as sweet. How about our glorious (non) leader? That sorry sack of .... made me so sick to my stomach up there saying how every black man knows the feeling of being followed in a store... every black man knows the feeling of crossing a street and white folks locking their car doors... Trayvon could have been me 35 years ago... He's doing more to divide people on the issue than to heal anything. Talk about thugs, we have a Thug-in-chief.

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farmer

Jul-21-13 7:56 AM

From what I have read and heard of this story, my beliefs are that, first, Martin was defending himself from Zimmerman, then when things weren't going his way, Zimmerman, defended himself from Martin. The difference of course was Zimmerman had a gun. I do believe that guns have a role to play in defending ones life, but in this case I think it gave a stupid man the courage to ignore his training and the commands of of the 911 operator, and confront a man that was doing nothing more the walking home. George Zimmerman was found not guilty in a court of law. I don't like the laws that allowed this to happen. I don't like the attitude that allowed this to happen. But in our county, when a jury rules not guilty, it's time to pick up the pieces and move on. Having these two families reconcile truly would do this country a world of good. As for Mr. Zimmermans actions that night, there truly is "no dumb a' vaccine"

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farmer

Jul-21-13 8:43 AM

Mr. CitizenQ, I don't know about the validity of your time lines, I've not heard these numbers but regardless, I ask, what exactly was he doing wrong?

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Premier

Jul-21-13 8:51 AM

So now Zimmerman is a "stupid man" for defending his life? Farmer I pray to god that you are never put in a situation where you have to protect yourself or your family.

What Zimmerman did was a split second decision that he has to live with the rest of his life and for you to call him "stupid" is well.........stupid.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Jul-21-13 9:07 AM

Irv, USABorn, Tgrammiex4, GysgtUSMC,

All good points that you make. If I could add one thing to round out what you have said and it is the national media's role in continually publicizing and promoting this issue as a racist issue. I hope that Zimmerman bankrupts NBC in their blatant editorializing of the phone tapes. Zimmerman may have set back his life but they have utterly ruined his life. He won't be able to get a job working for anyone, he won't be able to work in public, self-employment via some web-based business is probably his only option. He will always be living fearful that someone will want to kill him. Yes, this whole event has continued to escalate and will continue to.

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Premier

Jul-21-13 9:10 AM

There is an interactive map that details what happened that night.

Travon made two U-turns that made this altercation take place, on big one where he came back and circled Zimmermans truck and a smaller one on the walk path where Travon jumped him.

Take away just one of those chose's Travon made and he would have been home.

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CMReeder

Jul-21-13 9:16 AM

What a joke of letter. The Martins do not think they got justice.

What you think is reasonable is that you can racially profile someone. Then when you get yourself into a situation you can not handle you can then shot and defend yourself.

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gavinf56

Jul-21-13 9:23 AM

"...you can racially profile someone." - CMReeder

Drink!

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Premier

Jul-21-13 9:27 AM

I see our resident idiot is at it again.

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DavidBross

Jul-21-13 9:28 AM

I think Farmer brings up a good point about Zimmerman's thought process being impacted by his carrying a gun. It may be that he developed "gun muscles" the same way that someone who has had a lot to drink develops "beer muscles".

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gavinf56

Jul-21-13 9:29 AM

If I live in a neighborhood that has seen a spike in petty crime, and now there is an individual in my neighborhood wearing a hoodie (covering his face) whom I have never seen before , my last concern is his race. My first concern is I am going to watch him to see what they do, and if I am part of a neighborhood watch, I am going to follow them and watch them.

If one can say that they do not watch, at a minimum out through their window, strange individuals walking around their neighborhood, you are a liar.

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Premier

Jul-21-13 9:39 AM

Sorry David but Zimmerman was not running after Travon with weapon drawn telling him to "freeze".

He testified that he forgot he even had the gun until Travon pulled his jacket up to expose it.

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DavidBross

Jul-21-13 10:18 AM

"Sorry David but Zimmerman was not running after Travon with weapon drawn telling him to "freeze"." There are other ways for poor judgement to be demonstrated. Not following law enforcement directions, for example.

"He testified that he forgot he even had the gun until Travon pulled his jacket up to expose it." Two thoughts, first he didn't testify in a way that allowed cross-examination. Second, the value of his words are dependent on what one thinks of him as a person.

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DavidBross

Jul-21-13 10:21 AM

"The Martins were lousy parents. Their son was troubled and turning to crime as evidenced by his school record." I agree with this completely. My criticism of Zimmerman is not support of Martin. If my kids were in high school, I wouldn't want them to hang out with Martin. And, if my neighborhood had a watch program I wouldn't want Zimmerman to be a part of it.

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GysgtUSMC

Jul-21-13 10:34 AM

Texas I totally agree. I stopped watching main stream media years ago. They make there money manipulating the facts and playing on the emotions of the public. And it's sad to say that a good portion of America depend on them for their "education" and believe everything they "report".

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CMReeder

Jul-21-13 10:53 AM

Gavin you are drunk as usual. Zimmerman racially profile.

By the way Eric, Martin was not committing a criminal act when Zimmerman first notice him. He did not commit one. He wasn't even armed.

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spike2

Jul-21-13 11:05 AM

Had Trayvon Martin been in trouble? At a minor level,yes. Was he in the juvenile justice system, no indication that he was. Was he suspended from school, yes. Unfortunately kids are suspended now rather than given in-school suspensions, paddling and other means that did work. it's unfortunate he smoked weed but the amount in nano-grams indicated a residual trace from past use. People, sitting on your porches, you have cell phones, you can take pictures very discreetly. Use the technology we have, they do.

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spike2

Jul-21-13 11:07 AM

Sorry, I went off topic. We are spending way too much time on a case that is over. I do agree that many minorities who are not criminals have felt the sting of suspicion. Talk to minorities you may know who are life-long residents.

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gavinf56

Jul-21-13 11:08 AM

"Zimmerman racially profile." - CMReeder

There is absolutely no evidence of that whatsoever.

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CMReeder

Jul-21-13 11:13 AM

"And it's sad to say that a good portion of America depend on them for their "education" and believe everything they "report"."

First off it is not education it is for information. Not everyone believes everything that is reported. What people do have is opinions and they all express them some will agree with them some will not.

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