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Glenn weighs in on Trayvon Martin "murder"
GlennBeck.com ^ | 03/22/2012 | Glenn Beck

Posted on 03/23/2012 2:08:00 PM PDT by vikingrinn

“It appears to be that he was shot by a racist”

"the guy looks like he just killed this kid, maybe because he’s a racist”

“It looks like this kid was killed in cold blood"

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Local News; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: beck; george; glenn; martin; talkradio; trayvon; zimmerman
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Glenn, it makes you no different than the rest of the 'race baiters' on the left dousing fuel when you make such inflammatory prejudicial comments. It's so hugely disappointing, you're supposed to be the 'objective', 'enlightened', 'truth-seeking' pundit... what's happening to you?

We are just hearing excerpts of a neighbors 911 call with whomever the victim is crying aloud for help in the background. Currently no one has all the facts on this tragic incident. Will you be publicly apologizing if the facts come out and do not support your claim of a cold blooded, racist, murder?

1 posted on 03/23/2012 2:08:05 PM PDT by vikingrinn
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To: vikingrinn

Knee jerkers on both sides are getting old. Let the investigation take place..


2 posted on 03/23/2012 2:09:27 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: vikingrinn

Obama, whose-mom-doesn’t-look-like-Trayvon;s; was very quick to call Sandra Fluke.

When will he call Trayvon’s?


3 posted on 03/23/2012 2:09:59 PM PDT by NoLibZone (When will Obama call Trayvon's mom? He was quick to call Sandra Fluke?)
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To: vikingrinn

did he cry?


4 posted on 03/23/2012 2:11:06 PM PDT by DirtyPigpen
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To: vikingrinn

So apparently the witness testimony means nothing to Beck.


5 posted on 03/23/2012 2:12:56 PM PDT by svcw (CLEAN WATER & Education http://www.longlostsis.com/PI/MayanHelp2012.html)
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To: vikingrinn

Glenn’s no better than those ratings-chasing shrews on HLN Network.


6 posted on 03/23/2012 2:12:56 PM PDT by Clara Lou (ABO! Go Newt!)
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To: mnehring
Knee jerkers on both sides are getting old. Let the investigation take place..

Ditto, ditto, ditto!

7 posted on 03/23/2012 2:13:19 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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To: vikingrinn
Glenn Beck is an a$$hat. I so believe this I have now made that my tagline.

I can only hope that there is an international controversy with GB soon and thereby allowing anyone and everyone to publicly condemn GB as soon as it comes to light without any objective investigation whatsoever.
8 posted on 03/23/2012 2:13:32 PM PDT by brent13a (Glenn Beck is an a$$hat.)
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To: vikingrinn

If one of those neighbors opened their door and came out. The kid would have run off.


9 posted on 03/23/2012 2:13:32 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: vikingrinn

At the end of the day, it is nothing more than minority on minority crime. Be it black on black - Mexican on black - or Asian on black or any other combination. So lets call it what it is. Ethnics cleansing one another.


10 posted on 03/23/2012 2:13:48 PM PDT by Bruinator ("For socialism is not merely the labour question, it is before all things an atheistic question")
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To: vikingrinn

Will the Latino community stand up against the race-baiters?


11 posted on 03/23/2012 2:14:32 PM PDT by greatvikingone
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To: vikingrinn

Zimmerman shouldn’t have confronted Martin. That isn’t in keeping with stand your ground self defense laws, not as I understand them at least. If Martin had confronted Zimmerman first, it would be different but we have evidence that shows this is not the case. Zimmerman had better get a good lawyer I think.


12 posted on 03/23/2012 2:15:18 PM PDT by RC one (may the strongest man win.)
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To: vikingrinn
FIRE!!! aim......ready.
13 posted on 03/23/2012 2:15:29 PM PDT by JPG (Hold on tight; rough road ahead.)
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To: RC one

Neighborhood Watch watches the neighborhood not just a house. Soon they’ll be outlawed like community soup kitchens as too dangerous.


14 posted on 03/23/2012 2:17:47 PM PDT by greatvikingone
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To: massgopguy
If one of those neighbors opened their door and came out. The kid would have run off.

We had a young woman killed out here not too long ago because she chose to get involved in an altercation that was going on outside instead of seeking safety inside her house. The neighbors didn't know what was going on outside. Staying inside was the smart thing to do.

15 posted on 03/23/2012 2:18:05 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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To: vikingrinn

What’s your proof that he was shot by a racist Glenn?

Have you read the police reports and listened to the tapes, Glenn?

Are you engaging in media stoked racism, Glenn?

Disappointing doesn’t even begin to describe... Glenn, you are an idiot, a hypocrite, and a race pimp.

Hope you never have to use your gun to defend your life lest the same personal destruction happen to you.


16 posted on 03/23/2012 2:19:26 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: mnehring
Knee jerkers on both sides are getting old. Let the investigation take place..

I actually went and read the rest of Beck's comments. It appears that its what he's saying as well. Frankly it does look like Zimmerman followed the kid but the race baiters will do no one a service calling for a lynching.
17 posted on 03/23/2012 2:20:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SandyInSeattle

“Staying inside was the smart thing to do.”

Because protecting yourself and your neighborhood with potentially lethal force will get you AlSharptoned.


18 posted on 03/23/2012 2:20:27 PM PDT by greatvikingone
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To: mnehring

While I in no way condone this shooting, I wonder if the races were reversed, would there be this media firestorm over it? I doubt it.
And I’m sure if it was a black shooting a white Mr Holder wouldn’t give it the time of day!!


19 posted on 03/23/2012 2:20:26 PM PDT by taillightchaser (Third party=four more years of marxism)
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To: NoLibZone

By next Friday fer sure...


20 posted on 03/23/2012 2:22:37 PM PDT by ▀udda▀udd
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To: RC one
If Martin had confronted Zimmerman first, it would be different but we have evidence that shows this is not the case

Who is we? What evidence?

Post a link to this positive evidence.

21 posted on 03/23/2012 2:22:44 PM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorists savages.)
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To: taillightchaser

Fifty people were shot, ten murdered, by gang violence this past week in Chicago. What do we call that these days (besides, seemingly, acceptable)?


22 posted on 03/23/2012 2:23:49 PM PDT by greatvikingone
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To: USS Alaska

The evidence points to Zimmerman being beaten up right before shooting.


23 posted on 03/23/2012 2:25:14 PM PDT by greatvikingone
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To: vikingrinn

Glenn’s just too squishy and womanish. He used to love to remind his audience how he “marched with Al Sharpton.”

Maybe if he tries, he can fit a reference to Gandhi into the subject, somewhere.


24 posted on 03/23/2012 2:25:32 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: greatvikingone
Because protecting yourself and your neighborhood with potentially lethal force will get you AlSharptoned.

No, because stepping out into an unknown situation can get you KILLED.

25 posted on 03/23/2012 2:31:36 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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To: CatherineofAragon

I think Glenn is right everyone should just hop right on the band wagon with Al Sharpton and have Zimmerman hung from the nearest light pole ,you think the people would wake up before or after they hung Zimmerman


26 posted on 03/23/2012 2:33:00 PM PDT by molson209
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To: vikingrinn

27 posted on 03/23/2012 2:35:47 PM PDT by CodeToad (I'm so right-wing if I lifted my left leg I'd go into a spin.)
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To: mnehring
Knee jerkers on both sides are getting old. Let the investigation take place..

Dont be duped by all the bigots - Your point was exactly Glenn's point.

28 posted on 03/23/2012 2:36:55 PM PDT by SwankyC
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To: vikingrinn
Glenn must know more what we do to say this.

I am not ready to say what he claims. I am ready to say the man has an obsession that went too far. If it comes out this was racial, then we'l see that. The case has to be investigated. Neighbor-hood watch people cannot act as though they are in the wild wild west. Some people make bad calls so the left will eventually call for more gun control- so stay strong and don't turn on one another-read the facts. The case looks to be a person took this too far when he could had let the police dealt with it.

29 posted on 03/23/2012 2:41:15 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: vikingrinn; mnehring; NoLibZone; DirtyPigpen; svcw; Clara Lou; The Cajun; brent13a; massgopguy; ...

This is what we get due to the nonsense of hate crimes.

Zimmerman either killed a kid in self-defense, or he didn’t.

WHY he did it shouldn’t matter. But now, that’s all that matters.


30 posted on 03/23/2012 2:41:15 PM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: vikingrinn

Inoculations against the charge of being a racist. To Hell with due process.


31 posted on 03/23/2012 2:41:45 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: vikingrinn
Hey Glenn...


32 posted on 03/23/2012 2:41:58 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: vikingrinn

Was he there? That ol innocent til proven guilty thing is just too old fashioned.

Pray for America


33 posted on 03/23/2012 2:42:08 PM PDT by bray (Power to We the People)
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To: DTogo

I love that poster... it is so useful in so many situations.


34 posted on 03/23/2012 2:43:41 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: sam_paine
This is what we get due to the nonsense of hate crimes.

True enough. Just yesterday someone posted a story about a white kid sentenced for killing a black man in another state. While there was a racial aspect to that case, I think it was only important in proving premeditation. When it comes right down to it, murder is murder regardless of race.

This Florida case clearly has nothing to do with race or premeditation.
35 posted on 03/23/2012 2:51:10 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: vikingrinn

If you hadn’t posted this, I would have never known Beck made a statement. Kinda like the tree falling and no one being there


36 posted on 03/23/2012 2:53:38 PM PDT by Figment
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To: sam_paine

Ditto


37 posted on 03/23/2012 2:54:31 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: vikingrinn
“It appears to be that he was shot by a racist,” Glenn said, “Things are coming out now and phone recordings, et cetera, et cetera, and the guy looks like he just killed this kid, maybe because he’s a racist. It looks like this kid was killed in cold blood."

Glenn noted that no evidence that he has seen points to Martin as having been the aggressor. [BUT] “They don’t care about the facts. All they care about is can I use it to further my own agenda.” Glenn said.

Wow, someone really got Glenn. Reading Rat talking points straight, even when they are openly contradictory.

What a shame. They got him, and they got Coulter, too.

Why don't you have the decency to just retire, Glenn, instead of now actively promoting evil? Or is that their price, too?

So much for fighting back, eh?

38 posted on 03/23/2012 2:55:08 PM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: RC one

So, Zimmerman shot the boy before he was attacked?


39 posted on 03/23/2012 2:56:44 PM PDT by Figment
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To: brent13a
Glenn Beck is an a$$hat.

There's something about that guy not right...oh yeah, he's a Libertarian dork!

He's been going further off the rails lately.

40 posted on 03/23/2012 3:09:51 PM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free)
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To: CatherineofAragon
Maybe if he tries, he can fit a reference to Gandhi into the subject, somewhere.

Or Joseph Smith.

41 posted on 03/23/2012 3:14:57 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10 v. 19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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To: vikingrinn

I tried posting this last night as a vanity but it didn’t get through so I’ll try posting in an existing thread. I’m not trying to start anything or troll. Basically, I’m pretty baffled by many FReepers’ reactions to the Zimmerman/Martin case so I wanted to hear people’s opinions on the following entirely hypothetical scenario that has absolutely nothing to do with recent events:

This is a circumstantial case that basically comes down to whom FReepers are most willing to give the benefit of the doubt to:

Character A: Violent criminal record; history of overreacting; armed

Character Z (by which of course I mean zed): No criminal record; suspended for tardiness; Skittles

A is “patrolling” the neighborhood in his car. Z is returning to his father’s house (in which he does not usually reside) from the local gas station because he wanted candy during the NBA All Star Game half time break (yeah, I know, who watches the NBA All Star game, or any All Star game for that matter? but still...).

A follows Z in his car because he suspects him of wrongdoing. The only reasons that A suspects Z of wrongdoing is that Z is wearing a hoodie. A, subsequently exits his car and proceeds to follow Z on foot, despite the 911 operator’s instruction that A “doesn’t need to do that”.

Police officers arrive on the scene to find that Z is dead of a bullet wound to the chest caused by A’s weapon. A has grass stains on his back and a bloody nose which he claims he received in a fight initiated by Z. A claims that he shot Z in self defense.

Putting aside any considerations of race/politics for a minute,

1) Who, if anyone, is morally responsible for Z’s death?
2) Who, if anyone, is legally responsible for Z’s death?
3) What is the obligation of the local police force in investigating this incident?


42 posted on 03/23/2012 3:17:37 PM PDT by FreeFromWhat
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“It appears to be that he was shot by a racist”

Who is the racist?

The poor hispanic bastard or his white sounding name?

43 posted on 03/23/2012 3:19:46 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: FreeFromWhat

You could easily get a job over at MSNBC.


44 posted on 03/23/2012 3:23:24 PM PDT by Godebert (NO PERSON EXCEPT A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: vikingrinn

I hope the rank-n-file are getting a good eyefull of the MSM and our so called conservative leadership.

Witch hunts are us. No trial necessary.


45 posted on 03/23/2012 3:26:33 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: vikingrinn

While Geraldo blames the tragic death of Trayvon Martin on his mode of dress, I believe there is another element that the MSM will studiously ignore.

Barack Obama has done more to divide this nation along racial lines than anything I can remember. “African Americans for Obama”, “Hispanics for Obama,” “Martians for Obama”, etc., etc... are just part of it. This guy’s efforts to take us the rest of the way to communism have angered many of those who may already harbor latent or outright racist tendencies.

While Obama’s anti-American behavior has little to do with his race, there are unbalanced folks out here who DO read race into that behavior. Once they cross that threshold, their warped minds can justify nearly any act, up to and including the killing of an unarmed black boy walking through his neighborhood. I fear there is more — and worse — to come.

Barack, some of Trayvon Martin’s blood — and the blood of future black and white victims of your racism — is on YOUR hands.


46 posted on 03/23/2012 3:29:37 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (I really want Obozo to have another term -- in Leavenworth! 25 to life sounds about right.)
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To: dragonblustar
Character A: Violent criminal record; history of overreacting; armed

The problems with your scenario begin right away. First, has "Character A" ever been convicted of a violent crime? What official history of "overreacting" do you refer to? Is there something wrong with being armed? Then why is it pertinent?

Character Z (by which of course I mean zed): No criminal record; suspended for tardiness; Skittles

If Character Z is a juvenile, then you have no idea if he has a record. Your statement that he is "suspended for tardiness" and "skittles" is trying to be cutesy and influence the perception of the reader with meaningless information.

The only reasons that A suspects Z of wrongdoing is that Z is wearing a hoodie.

Not true.

A, subsequently exits his car and proceeds to follow Z on foot, despite the 911 operator’s instruction that A “doesn’t need to do that”.

There was no "instruction" not to follow.

1) Who, if anyone, is morally responsible for Z’s death?

Well, we don't in this country have a formal mechanism for determining such a thing. Moral responsibility would be up to the reader to decide, based on facts rather than weasel phrases like "skittles".

2) Who, if anyone, is legally responsible for Z’s death?

You haven't provided enough information here to make a determination, unless you expect us to find Character A criminally liable because the other guy was just a kid skipping and whistling with skittles in his pocket.

3) What is the obligation of the local police force in investigating this incident?

To conduct a thorough investigation, WHICH THEY HAVE DONE.

47 posted on 03/23/2012 3:30:08 PM PDT by 101stAirborneVet
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To: DTogo
I'm somewhat surprised that one's stayed up this long.

My little innocuous bullsh!t meter jpg got nuked in a heartbeat a couple days ago.

48 posted on 03/23/2012 3:41:12 PM PDT by tomkat (FU.baraq)
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To: Godebert

It’s unfortunate that this case has become so politically charged and my goal in posting this was to strip this case down to nuts and bolts. I tried to state the facts that are not in dispute as objectively as possible. If you disagree with any aspect of this scenario please let me know which one.


49 posted on 03/23/2012 3:42:46 PM PDT by FreeFromWhat
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To: DTogo

That would have been a full blown coffee spew had I seen this 12 hours ago!


50 posted on 03/23/2012 3:53:03 PM PDT by McBuff
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