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July 31, 2013

I’d like to commend both Ida Temple on her letter (Was it racism) and Gregory L. Weigle on his letter (The trial) that was in the July 21 editio....

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CMReeder

Aug-01-13 9:34 AM

"There was a young woman with a baby who had 2 "Black Teenagers," break into her home and when she confronted them,they fled."

As was pointed out on another letter thi proved to be false. But then there are people like you who will believe what they want and not the truth.

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spike2

Aug-01-13 7:46 AM

Darlin - and you acquired the complete autopsy report? Where? Purple Drank would show in the tox report same as the minimal nanograms of THC. I think most of us have agreed the verdict is correct under Florida law. I did watch the trial. Show me where you find the pathology report in total. Second, 'purple drank" would not be referenced in a tox" report, only the component drugs by pharmaceutical name. You got your info re: "purple drank" where again? Discussing a verdict (albeit, ad nauseum) is one thing. Back seat pathology is another. BTW, you don't mention the drugs Zimmerman was taking. Although prescribed, side effects exist. Again, I agree with the verdict under the law.

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USABorn

Aug-01-13 12:36 AM

wwhickok - 7:32 AM

Sham.

"We all know you're ignorant, you don't have to continually try to prove it."

There is an old saying, "Ignorance is bliss." Sham must be the happiest person around! He proves it every time his fingers get near a keyboard (or whatever instrument he uses).

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USABorn

Aug-01-13 12:26 AM

"Again, I like to quote if I may, (The only thing accomplished is now the nation is more divided racially. We're back in the 60's folks, no thanks to this administration."

Mr. Lockett, that last sentence should have been, "We're back in the 60's folks, THANKS to this administration."

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CaveFelem

Jul-31-13 6:12 PM

Purple Drank? Now I have heard everything. I had to google this to see what it is. Clearly there are people with too much time on their hands, and not enough paid work or volunteer work to do. When do people have time to dream this stuff up, and use it?

The verdict is in. It's over. Where's the outrage over the blacks killing and/or shooting blacks in Chicago nearly every day? What about Detroit and the surrounding area? Are those young men not newsworthy as well?

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JerryfromRI

Jul-31-13 5:10 PM

Is the answer more guns?

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JerryfromRI

Jul-31-13 5:09 PM

I miss the good ol' days when the letters were about hammers.

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Premier

Jul-31-13 4:57 PM

Chuckie:"I could not stop laughing at this letter. I can not give this letter serious thought."

I know how ya feel Chuck. I don't laugh as often as I use to. When is your next LTE?

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CitizenQ

Jul-31-13 12:08 PM

What I find amusing is that when there was discussion about the PA Vote ID law and it was finally voted that it would NOT be applied, people like Mr. Hays, Mr. Reeder and Sham/John continually tried to shut down conversation implying the vote was in - stop your whining. Yet with the Zimmerman/Martin case, any time there is conversation about it, they attempt to re-try the case with their views and suppositions about that night. The case is closed - the jury has voted. Let's move on!

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rick424

Jul-31-13 11:49 AM

Sorry for the dual post seems as though the SUN had a problem

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rick424

Jul-31-13 11:48 AM

For those who are interested Google "Florida 'stand your ground' law yields some shocking outcomes depending on how law is applied"

It is interesting. Not really relevant to the discussion but was brought up. Also interesting and not relevant is the youtube videos of Chief Mark Kessler. A real nutcase to some and hero to others. I am leaning towards nutcase. The mind set of the Chief is why things like Zimmerman happen.

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Darlin

Jul-31-13 11:41 AM

I agree with Capricorn1. You must have done your homework too. There was a young woman with a baby who had 2 "Black Teenagers," break into her home and when she confronted them,they fled. Therefore Zimmerman had a right to "profile" a suspected that he did not know and fit the description of someone known to be breaking into houses in this community. Too many uninformed people who just believe what the lying media reports and does not check further into the situation. Yup, CASE CLOSED

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Darlin

Jul-31-13 11:41 AM

I agree with Capricorn1. You must have done your homework too. There was a young woman with a baby who had 2 "Black Teenagers," break into her home and when she confronted them,they fled. Therefore Zimmerman had a right to "profile" a suspected that he did not know and fit the description of someone known to be breaking into houses in this community. Too many uninformed people who just believe what the lying media reports and does not check further into the situation. Yup, CASE CLOSED

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rick424

Jul-31-13 10:46 AM

For those who are interested Google "Florida 'stand your ground' law yields some shocking outcomes depending on how law is applied"

It is interesting. Not really relevant to the discussion but was brought up. Also interesting and not relevant is the youtube videos of Chief Mark Kessler. A real nutcase to some and hero to others. I am leaning towards nutcase. The mind set of the Chief is why things like Zimmerman happen.

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Capricorn1

Jul-31-13 10:30 AM

Police responded to a gated community of 260 townhouse units 402 times in just over a year, including dozens of attempted break-ins. That folks is a neighborhood that is gripped in fear. I think I would have done the same thing as Zimmerman regardless of race. Also, during the six months leading up to the shooting, Zimmerman called the non-emergency police telephone line seven times. On five of those calls Zimmerman reported suspicious looking men in the area, but never offered the men's race without first being asked by the dispatcher. Funny how the activists and the administration chose to leave out these facts. The facts support the account that Zimmerman gave that Martin jumped him when he was returning to his car after being instructed to do so. Case closed.

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Capricorn1

Jul-31-13 10:14 AM

This case was not about race until the "activists" and the administration made it so. This case should have never went to trial. The juror that wished she could have convicted him stated as much. The local police and prosecutor got it right. It wasn't until the activists and the administration forced the governor to assign a special prosecutor that this circus began. She even dismissed the grand jury that was to hear the case because she knew she couldn't get an indictment based on the facts of the case. And as far as Zimmerman "stalking" Martin, he was a member of neighborhood watch, watching a neighborhood that was having these problems: From January 1, 2011 through February 26, 2012, police were called to The Retreat at Twin Lakes 402 times. Crimes committed at The Retreat in the year prior to Martin's death had included eight burglaries, nine thefts, and one shooting. Twin Lakes residents said there were dozens of reports of attempted break-ins.

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SteelerFan

Jul-31-13 9:53 AM

sideliner, I partially agree with you but think that if Zimmerman was Black-Hispanic, he still would have had a good case for defending himself.

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Darlin

Jul-31-13 9:52 AM

No it makes me INFORMED unlike you UNINFORMED. Just remember, the jury never even got half the evidence and they still found GZ NOT GUILTY

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sideliner

Jul-31-13 9:51 AM

Really Darlin? "makes you STUPID."

That makes you rude and unthinking.

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sideliner

Jul-31-13 9:48 AM

SteelerFan, I agree. Had Zimmerman been black/Hispanic, he would have been arrested on the spot, taken a plea to manslaughter, case closed, never to be heard from again...

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Darlin

Jul-31-13 9:46 AM

Sideliner, obviously you did not watch the trial either. The dispatcher asked GZ "Are you following him," GZ said yes, he said we don't need you to do that. GZ said okay. He then turned around to go to his car. They defense had proven that Trayvon had time to go home. He was near his father's home. He could have, but chose not to. So much evidence that was not allowed in court. Did you even know about Trayvon being on the Purple Drank??? Lean??? Did you know his liver showed extreme deterioration from use of the purple drank? Did you know that the purple drank makes you aggressive? Did you know that TM went to the store to buy 2 of the 3 ingredients, (Arizona Watermelon and Skittles)??? So much you don't know about this case makes you STUPID.

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spike2

Jul-31-13 9:46 AM

I see everyone is back on the hamster wheel. I agree with Sideliner. The verdict was correct under the law. The media has moved on for the most part. We are still talking about it.

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SteelerFan

Jul-31-13 9:37 AM

Rick, the Florida law did not create this Martin Mess. The media and the Justice Department created it. If Zimmerman was Black-Hispanic, we would have never heard of what happened.

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sideliner

Jul-31-13 9:21 AM

Darlin, Zimmerman could have gone home, too, and let the police handle it. He was told by 911 dispatcher that it was not necessary to continue to follow Trayvon. Trayvon was TRYING to get home but was being stalked by an unknown armed adult.

It sounds like you want to blame Trayvon for his own death when in fact he was minding his own business when he was targeted by a guy who falsely assumed criminality. Zimmerman created this situation and it blew up on him.

Had I been on the jury, I too could not have convicted him on the evidence. But there is clearly something wrong with a system that allows the setup of this type of scenario that can only end badly, as this one did for both parties involved.

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wwhickok

Jul-31-13 8:55 AM

Of course I probably just used a bunch of big words you don't understand. Like complete, coherent, and logical.

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