Skip to comments.And he gets his gun back (Actually, no he doesn't)
Posted on 07/18/2013 9:59:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
How is it that in this day and age, a man can kill an unarmed teenager in cold blood, get acquitted and then get his gun back a few days later? How is it that a man who cannot pass the tests necessary to become a police officerpossibly due to failing the psychological portion of the testingcan get a gun permit? How is it possible that George Zimmerman can walk this earth today legally armed, while Trayvon Martin is buried six feet under due to a bullet that came out of Zimmermans gun? Only in America.
The Kel Tec PF-9 pistol Zimmerman used to kill Martin will be kept by his side, and according to his attorney Mark OMara, Zimmerman needs the weapon now because there are a lot of people out there who actually hate him. And why do they hate this man, who is probably still wearing his bulletproof vest? They hate him because he went out on the street when he was told not to and killed a young man out of fear and maybe hate.
He killed a young man because he could be sure that the so-called justice system would let him stand his ground and tell him it is all right to kill if you feel that your li fe may be in danger, even if you sought out that danger yourself.
Furthermore, something must be done about jury selection in Seminole County, where more than 10 percent of the population is African-American yet no African-Americans were among the jurors.
With laws like Stand Your Ground, with people like George Zimmerman and with organizations like the NRA, it is still open season on Black Americans. We talk about the violence in our communities; we talk about the illegal guns that are on the streets. We try to figure out ways in which we can stem the violence, and it is hard work.
We know that we are not the ones who are flooding our communities with guns. We know we are not the ones who are the drug kingpins. We know we have to stop this madness, and the laws that have been enacted are not protecting us. The guns are still flowing and our children are still dying.
But what about the legal guns, the ones used in Newtown, the ones used in Colorado and the one used to kill Trayvon Martin? In these cases, the guns were legal. In the Trayvon Martin murder, the gun was Zimmermans. We need to change the laws; we need to change the attitudes.
There is no reason on Gods green earth why what happened to Martin should be allowed, and furthermore, there is no reason why the man who killed him should be allowed to pick up his Kel Tec PF-9 pistol, carry it legally and maybe kill again. No reason, no justice and no peace for Trayvon Martin, his family or our communities.
She has a bad case of stupid.
Furthermore, something must be done about people who escape from college without ever encountering a class called "Probability and Statistics" or something similar...
he didn’t fail any tests. he failed because of a financial issue - too much college debt.
the woman is racist.
10 percent of 6 jurors + 2 alternates = 0.8
What surgical implement would Ms. Tatum use to achieve 0.8 black jurors?
“Cold blood”? Really? Like the blood coming out of GZ head by beating it against concrete?
These people are IDIOTS.
Local PD should arrange a demonstration for the idiots: lay on the ground and an officer will sit on your chest, punch you in the face, and hit your head against concrete a few times. Hard. So you get that white flash. Then ask the idiot what they would do to defend themselves.
Yo, Elinor, how in this day and age does a punk not get charged with theft when the evidence is found in his backpack and how in this day and age does the found jewelry sit a shelf at the PD collecting dust instead of being returned to the owner? How in this day and age does a so called journalist get by with so many blatant lies and biased writing?
It was the prosecution that excused the potential black juror. Also, St. Skittles wasn't the one on trial. If you want to complain about the racial make up of the jury, you should be complaining that there was only one Hispanic. But, I guess it is hard to find "White Hispanics".
Well Elinor Tantrum - what about the thousands of blacks killed by blacks since Tragones death?
Ohhhh, like maybe he's not guilty!!!!??? And that counts for something in this country. It sure beats being tried in the court of public opinion.
Or maybe we should go back to that kind of society, and then we'll organize some groups to convict Elinor Tatum of... oh, anything. We'll just make something up. It doesn't matter as long as we get a conviction and slate our thirst for vengeance, right Elinor?
Does she conjecture, much?
...the same way this woman passes for a journalist. She gets all her facts wrong and then still acts like the smartest person in the room....
“allowed to pick up his Kel Tec and carry it”
She’s got a point. I doubt George will let another zombie get that close again, but the Kel Tec muzzle pressed against T-bone and the slide caused the pistol to go out of battery preventing a double tap. He might consider a revolver.
Is this the Elinor that picked up the rice at the church where the wedding had been? Is she upset because it wasn’t her wedding? Is she always a bridesmaid?
Anyway, she’s right. I can see George with a nice shrouded Taurus .357. She must be one a them wise latina’s. Or sumpin.
I’m sick and tired of this “unarmed teenager” meme.
When George Zimmerman was having his head bashed into the concrete after having his nose broken.....when all this was happening in real time.....how the hell was George Zimmerman supposed to know that St. Trayvon of Skittles was unarmed?
I’m sorry, do you happen to have her rant about the shooting in Chicago last weekend? Which one? Oh, I don’t know, how about any of them?
Oh, right. Everyone else is a racist, now shut up and take your beating next time, you deserve it ‘whitey.’
hey Ms Tater
Would having a black on the jury have changed one single fact in this case?
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