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Trayvon Martin Case: Lebron James Tweets Hoodie Picture In Support
ibtimes.com ^ | March 23, 2012 | IBTimes Staff Reporter

Posted on 03/23/2012 12:04:59 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Miami Heat superstar Lebron James tweeted out a picture of the entire Heat team wearing hoodies in support of murdered Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.

James tweeted out the picture of the entire Heat team with their heads down and black hoodies on along with the hashtags: #WeAreTrayvon Martin #Hoodies #Stereotyped #WeWantJustice.

Martin, a 17-year-old high school student, was shot and killed by George Zimmerman on Feb. 26th while walking home from a convenience store after purchasing a drink and a bag of Skittles. Zimmerman claims that he shot Martin, an African-American, in self-defense, but many news organizations have raised serious doubts about Zimmerman's story.

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1 posted on 03/23/2012 12:05:03 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Bless his Heart


2 posted on 03/23/2012 12:07:36 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: al baby

Bless his little race baiting heart for me too!


3 posted on 03/23/2012 12:10:34 PM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Nothing but racism there. If it had been a white kid they wouldn’t have bothered.


4 posted on 03/23/2012 12:11:54 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: Free ThinkerNY

Thugs of America unite.


5 posted on 03/23/2012 12:14:04 PM PDT by FreedomGuru (Romney is NOT a natural born conservative....)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Lebron can do as he pleases, I'd rather Tweet this!


6 posted on 03/23/2012 12:14:48 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Free ThinkerNY

OK, serious question here.....I’ve seen a lot about this story the last few days, but I have yet to see Zimmerman’s version of what happened. I know he’s claiming self defense in general, and I’ve seen the 911 calls that lead up to the “confrontation.” But I haven’t seen any story where Zimmerman tells his version of those last few minutes when he is, I suppose, “attacked” or what have you.

Anybody seen this? I realize the police may be sitting on this information until they’ve completed their investigation, but until I see Zimmerman’s version I don’t feel I can really come to any sort of informed opinion....


7 posted on 03/23/2012 12:14:48 PM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Not intended to make any kind of statement here regarding the death of the teen but was I the only one that saw the teen's unsmiling photo in his "hoodie" then it was removed to show a smiling younger teen, another as a 12 year-old in his soccer outfit.

Did someone think that the first photo looked less "wholesome" and remove it?

8 posted on 03/23/2012 12:16:34 PM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I guess I missed Lebron James tweet and picture of him in work out gear when a black women killed (beat to death) her white manger. Or did I miss the tweet of Lebron in his trucker cap when Reginald Denny ( I think that is his name) was pulled out of his semi truck and beat almost to death
when the verdict was returned from “can't we all just get along” I forget his name. Where is all the outrage for the woman who was trapped in an elevator and lit on fire by her black tenant and caught on tape? Who says this 17 year is any more valuable than the people mentioned above. Ridiculous.
9 posted on 03/23/2012 12:28:21 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This whole thing is turning into one big race baiting festival. It’s sickening.


10 posted on 03/23/2012 12:28:29 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Blacks kill blacks every day in the poorest areas of every major city... just for wearing the wrong colors or looking their way.

I guess no outrage there.


11 posted on 03/23/2012 12:35:41 PM PDT by libdestroyer
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To: nhwingut

It is someone is going to get killed and it’s going to be soon, the guy that shot and killed him appears hispanic, which means nothing to sharp ton or Jackson, they’re after money


12 posted on 03/23/2012 12:35:59 PM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: JoeDetweiler

:: I have yet to see Zimmerman’s version of what happened. ::

Zimmerman’s silence is on advice of counsel, I’d conjecture. His lawyer want the race-baiters to poison the jury pool.

He’ll request and (I suspect receive) a change of venue if/when this gets to trial.


13 posted on 03/23/2012 12:43:46 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

When will Obama call Trayvon’s mom?

I know she doesn’t look like his mom but still , he did call Sandra really fast.


14 posted on 03/23/2012 12:45:05 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Obama has finally found a state issue he doesn't want the fed to take over. Arresting Zimmerman.)
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To: reefdiver

So all those so called independent moderates that voted for Obama because it would do so much to improve race realtions can look at how the Obama administration gins up as much black resentment as possible to keep them on the democrat plantation. Will these voters vote Obama again or will they wise up. Well at least some of them must be thinking that was a stupid vote.


15 posted on 03/23/2012 12:45:05 PM PDT by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: zerosix

“Did someone think that the first photo looked less “wholesome” and remove it?”

I would think so. They want to create the optics and emblazon in the mind of the viewer a pre adolescent vulnerable child being killed rather than a 6’2” young man who played football on his high school team.That is not to say that he was not victimized by Zimmerman. I do not know all the facts. But the media and those with an agenda like Sharpton and his ilk are all about imagery to further their agenda which has little to do with the facts.


16 posted on 03/23/2012 12:56:02 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I notice his Twitter handle is @KingJames. Nice to see see such deep humility, from someone who has won so many World Championships (oh wait..)


17 posted on 03/23/2012 1:10:15 PM PDT by montag813
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To: nhwingut

If Obama wants to go after an innocent Hispanic trying to defend himself, I say let him. That will be Obama’s final mistake before November that will lose him the hispanic vote and the election.


18 posted on 03/23/2012 1:14:17 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What, they think the kid is Trayvon Martin Luther King now? Martin the Martyr?


19 posted on 03/23/2012 1:17:00 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: arasina

Trayvon vom Rath.


20 posted on 03/23/2012 1:18:26 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

You talkin' to me?

21 posted on 03/23/2012 1:25:20 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: nhwingut

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.


22 posted on 03/23/2012 1:25:45 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: TexasFreeper2009
If Obama wants to go after an innocent Hispanic trying to defend himself

Yeah. But he's really white. Just ask the media. LOL
23 posted on 03/23/2012 1:31:07 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: Dick Bachert

Well said! And you are right. The media will NEVER blame Obama.


24 posted on 03/23/2012 1:33:11 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: montag813

He has Chosen 1 tattooed on his back.


25 posted on 03/23/2012 1:34:28 PM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
While this is a sad story it is also somewhat of a joke. Every running mouth in the media, especially the poverty pimps, are acting as if they knew this kid. It is indeed a joke. Where were all these people the past many decades as blacks have been killing blacks like it is something stylish? I mean really, every day in "the hood" pants on the ground types are offing people of similiar pigmentation with vigor. For example, in Detroit since 1969 21,000+ people have been murdered. And what about the drugs? Where is Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, etc. regarding that topic EVERY DAY?

If the white guy or hispanic guy or whatever color they happen to be killed any innocent, no matter the color, then they need to be help accountable. But this theatre of the absurd we see when someone like this is killed is indeed a very absurd and laughable joke. These poverty pimps that scream so loud get back in their limo and scoot to their private plane and go home to a palace. They don't even live in the hood.

None of these morons knew this kid. But boy will they use his corpse to dance on....

26 posted on 03/23/2012 1:48:07 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: chuckee
You have expressed my observations very well but I hated to state them outright as I've been accused of being racist by one on this site and don't wish to drag that out again.

I know that the media around here (K.C.,MO) tv at least, rarely mentions the race or description of a "perp" when a crime is being reported and if there is a camera shot, they distort the image so much so that his own momma wouldn't recognize him/her.

Also another ongoing gripe I have is that if the perp is a "teen," the media will use that term and even toss in "young person or child," for that matter. Once when the perp was 6 weeks away from being 20 years old, they still referred to him as "a teenager!"

Once, when the victim happened to be a 19 year old white guy, the media kept referring to him as a "man."

However, in the case of girls getting abortions without parental consent, she's always "a woman."

27 posted on 03/23/2012 2:17:56 PM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

An article with a very different point of view....

“Once again, these details have been ignored or changed by the media.

1.The witness reports that George Zimmerman was on the ground and Trayvon is on top of him punching him.

2.The witness says that George Zimmerman was screaming and yelling for help.

3.Police arrive and find Zimmerman bleeding on his face and the back of his head. He also has had grass stains on his back. All this confirms the story told by Zimmerman and the witness.

4.Police play the 911 tape for Trayvon Martin’s father, who tells police that the voice screaming is not the voice of his son.”

And.......

“...In fact, the local homeowners’ association reports that George Zimmerman actually caught one thief and aided in the apprehension of other criminals...”

http://www.examiner.com/charleston-conservative-in-charleston-sc/zimmerman-was-on-the-ground-being-punched-when-he-shot-trayvon-martin


28 posted on 03/23/2012 2:34:16 PM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: Steamburg
Santorum is adding fuel to the fire.

“Well, ‘Stand Your Ground’ is not doing what this man did,” Santorum said Friday morning at a campaign event in Monroe, La. “There’s a difference between ‘Stand Your Ground’ and doing what he did. And it’s a horrible case. It’s chilling to hear what happened, and of course the fact that law enforcement didn’t immediately go after and prosecute this case is another chilling example of horrible decisions made by people in this process."

29 posted on 03/23/2012 3:10:58 PM PDT by AnybodyButBarry
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To: JoeDetweiler

I’ve read that one and the responding officer’s report.

Many involved in this story are asking for witness statements to verify the above facts. LEO ain’t dumb.

If you release the witness accounts, you risk providing “snitch info” and put the safety of the witnesses also at risk. You may even jeopardize the prosecutor’s case by having the witnesses change their story due to intimidation (which, BTW, is the intent of the race-baiter Sharpton).

Again, good legal maneuver by the local prosecutor. We’ll hear the witnesses statements if/when this goes to trial.


30 posted on 03/24/2012 8:03:32 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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