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No empathy for George Zimmerman
The Kansas City Star ^ | July 24, 2013 | Melvina Johnson Young

Posted on 07/24/2013 7:08:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

So, George Zimmerman was scared the night he shot Trayvon Martin through the heart. Know who else was probably pretty scared that night? Trayvon Martin.

Surprised I’m asking? Me too. But it seems like a lot of people haven’t thought much about that.

Obviously, Trayvon isn’t here to tell us how he felt. He’s dead. And a lot of folks disregarded Rachel Jeantel’s account of him being afraid even though she was the last person to hear Trayvon speak (besides Zimmerman). She heard his fear through the phone. She heard him try to run away. He was scared.

And yet there’s a disturbing silence in public discussion about it.

What in the hell is going on?

Why is it so hard to imagine that a teenager walking home at night would be afraid if a strange, angry-looking guy started following him? A bigger, older, guy in a truck.

Why is it so hard for some people to understand his fear escalating when the angry guy got out of the truck and confronted him? Why is it so hard to imagine how his fear must have rocketed skyward when the angry guy brandished his gun? (Of course, he brandished it or showed it somehow. How else would Trayvon even know it was there on a dark and rainy night?)

Why can’t we put ourselves or our children in Trayvon’s Martin tennis shoes? Because Zimmerman was what every parent regardless of race in America warns a child about — “stranger danger” — with a gun.

So how come half the country identifies with Zimmerman?(continued)

(Excerpt) Read more at kansascity.com ...


TOPICS: Heated Discussion
KEYWORDS: blackkk; blacks; florida; georgezimmerman; racheljeantel; racism; saintskittles; trayvon; trayvonmartin; trayvonstroops; zimmerman
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The author is a senior writer for Hallmark Cards Mahogany (black-themed cards) division.

1 posted on 07/24/2013 7:08:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hallmark cards for your next beat down, Hallmark cards for your baby daddy(ies)....


2 posted on 07/24/2013 7:09:57 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
>"She heard him try to run away. He was scared.

It's a miracle!!!!! Ink transformed into bovine excrement!

Blessed be the miracles of St Skiddles!

3 posted on 07/24/2013 7:10:31 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall With no one to raise him up; And I will set)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Melvina?


4 posted on 07/24/2013 7:10:36 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So GZ was angry and brandishing huh?


5 posted on 07/24/2013 7:12:06 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

Melvina - reminds me of that Seinfeld episode where he forgot the girl’s name!


6 posted on 07/24/2013 7:14:08 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

GZ was calm and professional on the phone to police and he NEVER brandished his weapon.
Melvina is either a liar or stupid.
She is most likely both.


7 posted on 07/24/2013 7:14:54 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Another someone who doesn’t know shite about what she’s talking about.


8 posted on 07/24/2013 7:15:10 PM PDT by Southern Partisan (In NYC you can be fined for spitting on the subway. You can, however, throw-up for free.)
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To: 21twelve

Delores!!


9 posted on 07/24/2013 7:15:43 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
An awful lot of words to only make one true statement by the writer where was said (from the written editorial) None of us is perfect or blame-free when it comes to bias.

One acorn only from all those words.

10 posted on 07/24/2013 7:16:03 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s a funny thing...I always wondered about people who write those things in greeting cards. There are “black” ones?


11 posted on 07/24/2013 7:16:43 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Justice for Trayvon: Dig up his body and shoot him again.)
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To: GeronL

Hallmark Stormfront Division (Black)

Our Skin Is Our Uniform


12 posted on 07/24/2013 7:17:06 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have a Hallmark message for her:

Get Well Soon


13 posted on 07/24/2013 7:17:23 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah Trayvon was so scared that instead of running home or calling 911 he turned around and assaulted Zimmerman! That’s what most normal people would do, run toward their perceived danger instead of away from it.


14 posted on 07/24/2013 7:17:35 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Hardraade

bump


15 posted on 07/24/2013 7:18:11 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Pure.
Comedy.
Gold.


16 posted on 07/24/2013 7:19:03 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obviously, Trayvon isn’t here to tell us how he felt. He’s dead.

Here's a tissue, punkin'

Now cry me a river

Build a bridge

And get over it.

17 posted on 07/24/2013 7:19:38 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
She can send a nice Hallmark card to the lady who just got shot in East Oakland.

http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Woman-66-slain-driving-near-Oakland-home-4685117.php

Too bad she can't read it. She's dead.

18 posted on 07/24/2013 7:19:53 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Melvina American Cheese Young


19 posted on 07/24/2013 7:20:05 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (o : Tagline Test ; -)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

> What in the hell is going on?

Why is it so hard to imagine that a teenager walking home at night would be afraid if a strange, angry-looking guy started following him? A bigger, older, guy in a truck.

First of all Melvina you’ve got your facts all wrong. Trayvon was several inches taller than Zimmerman. He was not the innocent little 12 year old displayed by the MSM ad nauseum; he was 17 at the time, drug addicted, into Fight Club, had been caught with what appeared to be 12 pieces of stolen jewelry and a burglary tool in his backpack at school. Plus he doubled back around to confront Zimmerman before he could get bak to hs vehicle to gove him a beatdown. Add to that there were numerous buglaries reported within the last year citing a black male matching Trayvon’s description, peering into windows in the neighborhood.

But don’t let facts get in the way of your racial rant...


20 posted on 07/24/2013 7:20:27 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She must not have heard about the four minutes Trayvon had to complete one hundred yards of distance to his father’s unit.

If he walked them, we all would be discussing something else.


21 posted on 07/24/2013 7:21:10 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I did not need a photo to show what she is.


22 posted on 07/24/2013 7:21:12 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
A bigger, older, guy in a truck.

Dear Melvina, Trayvon was on his way home we're told. Trayvon was 6 foot 2 or 3. Zimmerman was five foot eight or so.

Therefore, if we go with the "bigger" theme, then we've got to mean that Zimmerman was fatter than Martin.

A mere 70 yards from the house where he was staying, Trayvon could have been in the door in total safety within 30 seconds.

23 posted on 07/24/2013 7:22:17 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah, Trayvon was scared sh**less while he was bashing Zimmerman’s head into the concrete.


24 posted on 07/24/2013 7:22:32 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When she walks around in public she better make damn sure she doesn’t walk in the same general direction as black men because evidently that gives them permission to beat you up. I mean come on, they get scared and paranoid so obviously they must be allowed to hide then ambush you and slam your head into cement so they feel better.


25 posted on 07/24/2013 7:22:46 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Of course, he brandished it or showed it somehow. How else would Trayvon even know it was there on a dark and rainy night?

And Young knows this, how?

If St. Martin actually knew it, why would he sucker punch, break Zimmerman's nose and pound his head into the concrete?

26 posted on 07/24/2013 7:22:55 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obviously she hasn’t heard of the videos of Master Trayvon beating up homeless guys.

Scared? Ya, right. He was looking forward to whaling on Zimmerman.


27 posted on 07/24/2013 7:23:49 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
From the article:

Rachel Jeantel’s account of him being afraid even though she was the last person to hear Trayvon speak (besides Zimmerman). She heard his fear through the phone. She heard him try to run away.

Rachel also heard the sound of "wet grass".
28 posted on 07/24/2013 7:24:17 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Another Black Racist spewing crap....says nothing when blacks cap other blacks

More reason to slap any and all White Guilt Liberals you know


29 posted on 07/24/2013 7:24:43 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Difference between George Zimmerman and Al Sharpton is that Sharpton woulda let honky family burn)
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To: jsanders2001

Why is it so hard to imagine that a teenager walking home at night would be afraid if a strange, angry-looking guy started following him? A bigger, older, guy in a truck.

First of all Melvina you’ve got your facts all wrong. Trayvon was several inches taller than Zimmerman. He was not the innocent little 12 year old displayed by the MSM ad nauseum; he was 17 at the time, drug addicted, into Fight Club, had been caught with what appeared to be 12 pieces of stolen jewelry and a burglary tool in his backpack at school. Plus he doubled back around to confront Zimmerman before he could get back to his vehicle to give him a beatdown. Add to that there were numerous buglaries reported within the last year citing a black male matching Trayvon’s description, peering into windows in the neighborhood.

But don’t let facts get in the way of your racial rant...


30 posted on 07/24/2013 7:25:38 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
I mean come on, they get scared and paranoid so obviously they must be allowed to hide then ambush you and slam your head into cement so they feel better.

You just reminded me of the excuse the liberals used back in the Reagan years as to why the Soviet Union had to have so many missiles aimed at us and why they had to militarily invade and occupy so many of their neighbors. We made them paranoid because we were so aggressive with our military.

31 posted on 07/24/2013 7:27:08 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: mylife

He was sooooo skeerd that he confronted this person that was “following” him. TM wasn’t being followed - all he had to do was go 70 yards and not return if he was so scared.

TM chose to return instead, thus sealing his fate. I have no empathy for a street thug that told GZ he was going to die that night as he was pounding his head into the concrete.

Nobody gives any thought or speaks any words to the effect of TM’s state of mind being either confrontational or downright vigilantist in nature (if he thought GZ was a gay stalker per Jenteal).


32 posted on 07/24/2013 7:27:36 PM PDT by jurroppi1
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To: VeniVidiVici

Bob Marley never sang no Whaling Songs!


33 posted on 07/24/2013 7:27:54 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Trayvon was so scared, he decided to give Z a beatdown?


34 posted on 07/24/2013 7:28:28 PM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If you want to know what went down between George and Trayvon, send a white guy walking though Trayvon’s old neighborhood where he grew up in Miami Gardens at night and see what happens.


35 posted on 07/24/2013 7:28:55 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
And yet there’s a disturbing silence in public discussion about it.

Has this woman been traveling abroad and had no internet for the past several weeks or something?

36 posted on 07/24/2013 7:30:16 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mammas don’t let your babies grow up to be thugs.


37 posted on 07/24/2013 7:30:31 PM PDT by TheDon (Inside Every Liberal is a Totalitarian Screaming to Get Out.)
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To: jurroppi1

There is no amount of logic that will ever convince people like Melvina that Martin attacked.


38 posted on 07/24/2013 7:31:33 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
ok... just imagine what some of the greeting cards that cater to the "urbanites" might be like...
39 posted on 07/24/2013 7:32:17 PM PDT by digger48
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I identify with Zimmerman and she along with of the lynch Zimmerman mob can kiss my ass.


40 posted on 07/24/2013 7:33:37 PM PDT by sport
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St. Trayvon scared?

What got glossed over from the very beginning was that Rachel was a reluctant witness. Why reluctant? One would like to think that she would want to come forward to shed light on just what kind of monster George is.

She would not be reluctant because she may have, oh, I don’t know, egged Trayvon on to confront George and teach that crazy azz cracka a lesson?

Trayvon would have been home drinking a cold drink if’n he hadn’t doubled back and surprised George. He doubled back because Rachel told him to. That’s why she was reluctant.

And(I know, I know, never start a sentence with a conjunction) talk about your tampered with witness. Her testimony was developed and rehearsed with the help of her handlers.

Her personal hand-written statement, which she did not write and could not read in open court. Why somebody has not been arrested for the made up testimony that was Rachel is beyond me.


41 posted on 07/24/2013 7:34:02 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He was so frightened that he didn’t go home.


42 posted on 07/24/2013 7:34:46 PM PDT by Ray76 (Common sense immigration reform: Enforce Existing Law)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I will not be buying anymore Hallmark cards for damn sure.


43 posted on 07/24/2013 7:35:09 PM PDT by sport
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I will not be buying anymore Hallmark cards for damn sure.


44 posted on 07/24/2013 7:35:10 PM PDT by sport
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the message from our culture is “Black men may bleed, but they don’t cry.”

The author is apparently unfamiliar with The Best Cry Ever.

45 posted on 07/24/2013 7:35:21 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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You know she egged Martin on.
That is what the whole, “He gone rape you” BS was about.


46 posted on 07/24/2013 7:36:59 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

“Melvina is either a liar or stupid.”

Or... yes that’s right, a racist.


47 posted on 07/24/2013 7:38:07 PM PDT by Ray76 (Common sense immigration reform: Enforce Existing Law)
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To: mylife
Melvina is either a liar or stupid.

Melvina says Tray-von was afraid of "a bigger, older, guy in a truck"

But Zimmerman was smaller and not in his truck. Maybe there was some other cracker ass or whatever the pejorative term is.

48 posted on 07/24/2013 7:42:40 PM PDT by ladyjane (For the first time in in a long time I am proud of my country.)
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To: mylife

cognitive dissonance - it comes along for the ride with perpetual victim mentality.


49 posted on 07/24/2013 7:44:48 PM PDT by jurroppi1
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To: ladyjane

Tray Tray be skeered.


50 posted on 07/24/2013 7:45:21 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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