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Fla. teen gets life for murdering British tourists
Associated Press ^ | March 28, 2012 | TAMARA LUSH

Posted on 03/28/2012 6:55:43 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida teenager received a life sentence Wednesday after a jury convicted him of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of two young British tourists last April, a case that generated blaring tabloid headlines in the U.K. press.

Shawn Tyson, 17, sat stone-faced as the jury's verdict was read and as two friends of the victims spoke angrily about the crime.

(Excerpt) Read more at hosted.ap.org ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: again; holderspeople; sonofobama

1 posted on 03/28/2012 6:55:50 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Adios,POS!


2 posted on 03/28/2012 6:57:57 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Is that a hate crime, Congresswoman Jackson-Lee?


3 posted on 03/28/2012 6:58:04 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Bolton/Arpaio 2012 "Kick the UN across the border!")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Funny, wasn’t big news here.

Oh, didn’t fit the victim narrative, Brian and Wolfie ignore that stuff.


4 posted on 03/28/2012 6:58:47 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers.....)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This crime calls for the death penalty.............within 48 hours.


5 posted on 03/28/2012 6:59:03 PM PDT by RC2
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

Too bad that’s all he got.


6 posted on 03/28/2012 6:59:03 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Just another homeboy that could have been the son of BO, our white African American president . . .


7 posted on 03/28/2012 7:00:49 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: Free ThinkerNY

Justice for James & James!!! I am James and James!!


8 posted on 03/28/2012 7:02:04 PM PDT by The_Freemason
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hmmm... not a mention on his or the victims' colors.

9 posted on 03/28/2012 7:04:51 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Another Son of Obama doin his thang!


10 posted on 03/28/2012 7:05:53 PM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

if Obama had a son...........would he look like...


11 posted on 03/28/2012 7:06:00 PM PDT by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And to think those two white guys didn’t even have Hoodies on! NOR WERE THEY ROBBED, SO....


12 posted on 03/28/2012 7:06:00 PM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Where is the outrage! Where are the screams of “hate crime!”


13 posted on 03/28/2012 7:06:25 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Shawn, Have a good time with Bubba.


14 posted on 03/28/2012 7:07:07 PM PDT by MAKOTHEDOG
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Prison doesn’t frighten someone like this. Now wait for all the cries of racism by libs. Has CNN shown pictures of him when he was 5 years old yet?


15 posted on 03/28/2012 7:08:19 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

AP is crap “news”.

“Oh look, I’ll post a news story on FR using the worst possible news source with the least information.”

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2121855/Sarasota-murder-Shawn-Tyson-17-GUILTY-killing-2-British-tourists-Florida.html


16 posted on 03/28/2012 7:08:58 PM PDT by wolficatZ (:"TV is king, you're my everything..")
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To: RC2

“This crime calls for the death penalty.............within 48 hours.”
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I agree. Unfortunately, I understand that the death penalty is not allowed in Florida for those under age 18.

Since he’s under age 18, the State should probably provide him with an initial supply of Vaseline and lip-softener—he’s going to need a lot of both. Since this guy looks like Obama’s son would look (if Obama had a son) perhaps Obama could provide him some from his left-over supplies from when he was a younger butt-boy?


17 posted on 03/28/2012 7:11:43 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: RC2
This crime calls for the death penalty.............within 48 hours.

EXACTLY! That son-of-Obama should have got what he gave.

18 posted on 03/28/2012 7:29:13 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Free ThinkerNY

17 yr old? O Lawdy NO! He jus’ a chile!


19 posted on 03/28/2012 7:35:33 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Did either of the murderers look like he could be Obama’s son?


20 posted on 03/28/2012 7:37:21 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: chessplayer
Prison doesn’t frighten someone like this

He is definitely of the predator class. However, if he is not the top predator in prison, he should be frightened to the inner core of his soul and body.

21 posted on 03/28/2012 7:37:45 PM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: submarinerswife

Now thats funny!


22 posted on 03/28/2012 7:43:54 PM PDT by funfan
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To: cpdiii

“However, if he is not the top predator in prison, he should be frightened to the inner core of his soul and body.”

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Even if he is the toughest POS on the planet he needs to worry about his soul.

Someone who can summon infinite power, in the blink of an eye is in charge of that.


23 posted on 03/28/2012 7:46:59 PM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: House Atreides

This guy is in the class of killers the other prisoners will view as a real threat. Eventually he will kill another prisoner, a guard, a visitor ~


24 posted on 03/28/2012 7:59:13 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Free ThinkerNY

In my best Gomer Pyle voice....

CITIZENS ARREST! CITIZENS ARREST!


25 posted on 03/28/2012 8:25:36 PM PDT by logitech (Who's here so vile, that will not love his country? If any speak, for him I have offended)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Goes without saying --- another "misunderstood" child.
Probably another A & B student, too.
I hope Al Sharpie and Jessie Jackass rushed to the crime scene to set things right.

If my math is correct, at 16, the poor child couldn't possibly have been guilty.

26 posted on 03/28/2012 8:30:17 PM PDT by Publius6961 (It’s easy to make phony promises you can’t keep. - Obama, Feb23, 2012)
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To: House Atreides
Since he’s under age 18, the State should probably provide him with an initial supply of Vaseline and lip-softener—he’s going to need a lot of both.

Don't kid yourself. Having off'd two tourists (white tourists at that), this random assembly of defective DNA has already proven that he be a bad azz, gots some street cred now, if anything he'll be a celebrity inside those prison walls.
27 posted on 03/28/2012 8:30:17 PM PDT by mkjessup (0bama squats to pee.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
During a news conference in front of the courthouse following the verdict, Hallett praised Sarasota police and municipal officials. But he criticized the U.S. government for what he said was its failure to send condolences to the victims' families.

WHAT?!!?

No phone call or news conference from the 'Bammer?

28 posted on 03/28/2012 8:36:41 PM PDT by Publius6961 (It’s easy to make phony promises you can’t keep. - Obama, Feb23, 2012)
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To: House Atreides; RC2; Free ThinkerNY
I agree. Unfortunately, I understand that the death penalty is not allowed in Florida for those under age 18.

Due to a US Supreme Court decision states aren't allowed to sentence any criminal under the age of 18 who commits a capital crime to death.

29 posted on 03/28/2012 8:38:27 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Interesting excerpt from the story. Sure sounds to me like the Associated Press was trying to excuse the young, black thug for killing the two tourists. And where were the Feds since it was obvious the killer used racial epithets?
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Witnesses testified that Tyson told them he saw two "crackers" - his phrase for white people - walking through the neighborhood and that he intended to rob them. The tourists said they didn't have any money and begged Tyson to let them go home. The men also told Tyson that they were lost.

"Since you ain't got no money, then I have something for your ass," Tyson recounted to a witness, then added that he shot the men several times.

The tourists' bodies were found shirtless on the street and their baggy pants were pulled down to their thighs. Both men still had their wallets and did in fact have money; Cooper also had a cellphone and camera in his pants pocket. Authorities later found that Kouzaris' blood alcohol level was 0.243 and Cooper's was 0.214 - well past Florida's legal limit for intoxication when driving, which is 0.08.

30 posted on 03/28/2012 10:08:29 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The Democrat Ku Klux Klan is alive and well under the banner of diversity and tolerance)
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To: Publius6961

Really? The biggest racist ever, to hold this seat(POTUS) will not apologize to anyone who is w!ite. A dirty word “Bro”.


31 posted on 03/28/2012 10:13:30 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: Publius6961

Murder in the first degree, he should hang.
Now our tax dollars will support him the
rest of his life.

Life in prison, guess that’ll teach him...../S


32 posted on 03/28/2012 11:06:13 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

‘She told the court that Tyson had told her one of the tourists cried for his life as his friend was shot and was then gunned down too.

She said Tyson claimed to have told the victims that since they did not have any money, he had ‘something for your a$$’.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2121855/Sarasota-murder-Shawn-Tyson-17-GUILTY-killing-2-British-tourists-Florida.html#ixzz1qUoKNLcu

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Disgusting POS. Should have been given the death penalty.


33 posted on 03/29/2012 2:25:08 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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