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First lady calls Trayvon Martin death a 'tragedy'
Associated Press ^ | April 17, 2012

Posted on 04/17/2012 12:48:35 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON (AP) -- First lady Michelle Obama says her "heart goes out to the parents" of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, the unarmed teenager who was fatally shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida.

Mrs. Obama says in an interview with NPR that all parents understand "the tragedy of that kind of loss."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: lynchmobpresidency; michelleobama; mo; trayvonmartin

1 posted on 04/17/2012 12:48:39 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Should Mrs. O even be commenting on this?

The REAL trial hasn’t even begun.


2 posted on 04/17/2012 1:01:35 PM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
And Moochell's heart has gone out to how many white families of those killed by blacks?

I'm sure there will be many , now that I have mentioned it.

3 posted on 04/17/2012 1:03:56 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
And if the Mooch had a son with Obozo ...


4 posted on 04/17/2012 1:07:16 PM PDT by Zakeet (Democrat idea of a balanced budget ... one-half smoke and one-half mirrors)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What about the daily slaughter in Chicago? Any opinion about that piece of it?


5 posted on 04/17/2012 1:11:46 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I'll tell you another tragedy, Michelle, your husband's presidency.
6 posted on 04/17/2012 1:13:00 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sorry Michelle, it is not tragedy when a neighborhood watch captain or law enforcement officer, like Capt. Zimmerman uses force to stop a thug from committing a crime.


7 posted on 04/17/2012 1:13:16 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Zakeet

So, did Moochelle say “If Malia had a date, he’d look like Tray-Von”?

Typical Sidwell classmate..


8 posted on 04/17/2012 1:20:38 PM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: Zakeet

So, did Moochelle say “If Malia had a date, he’d look like Tray-Von”?

Typical Sidwell classmate..?


9 posted on 04/17/2012 1:22:21 PM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Zimmerman would have to get a change of venue to Australia to get a fair trial.


10 posted on 04/17/2012 1:26:14 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Zimmerman/Martin case well has been so thoroughly poisoned by the left wing and its media sycophants that there is no possibility for true justice being meted out. This will not end well.


11 posted on 04/17/2012 1:30:58 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: colorado tanker

I agree with her, it is a tragedy, both for Martin’s family and more so for Zimmerman who is begin hung in the press before the trial even gets off the ground. His life is over whether he wins or loses this case. Also, it is a tragedy for the stand your ground law because it will become the target of all the lefties.


12 posted on 04/17/2012 1:32:27 PM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Shut up you warthog of a woman. Nobody cares what you think.

You call it a tragedy? I call it a good start.


13 posted on 04/17/2012 1:38:44 PM PDT by Jack Burton007 (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Those two never have figured out what being the President/First Lady really means.

They have never comprehended the gravity of the position, the responsibility. Being in that position means that they represent ALL of the people, not just the select few they like.

They have certainly enjoyed the perks of the positions, but they haven't accepted any of the tough parts of the job and they waste everyone's time with intrusion into matters that they should never be involved with.

14 posted on 04/17/2012 1:39:57 PM PDT by Chainmail
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To: samtheman

Can’t capitalize on the black on black killing.


15 posted on 04/17/2012 1:46:20 PM PDT by Why So Serious (There is no cure for stupidity!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I am just stunned that we have a president and first lady who feel like they need to talk publicly about events like this.

DO THEY THINK THEY’RE ON JERRY SPRINGER? what the hell is wrong with them?

Its been almost 4 years now and I still keep going back and forth between believing the obamas are stupid or evil. I still can’t figure it out.


16 posted on 04/17/2012 1:48:28 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: samtheman

samtheman,
A friend just sent me this and initially I watched and thought ah crap BUT within a few moments it more than completely supports your post.
Please watch and give it just a few to get your real attention.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=LONUecnsMb8


17 posted on 04/17/2012 1:54:34 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

what heart??

will be so happy to see this group moved out of power and the White House.


18 posted on 04/17/2012 2:07:59 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: RexBeach

Her comments seem very neutral to me.

It is a tragedy, after all, when a teenager dies in an incident that should not have taken place.


19 posted on 04/17/2012 2:08:45 PM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: Clara Lou

Indeed, it is a tragedy that Trayvon grew up in a culture that requires administering a beatdown when someone “disses” you.


20 posted on 04/17/2012 2:11:21 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
If Trayvon Martin's death is a "tragedy", then surely George Zimmerman's life saving self-defense is a "happy ending." We only hear the downside of this case, never the upside of defending innocent (non-violent) life.

I've heard some say that Zimmerman wouldn't have been performing neighborhood watch duties, if he hadn't been armed. Nonsense. A lot of people perform these duties without being armed. (I would also have carried a force alternative--baton, pepper spray, and a Surefire M6 Millennium tactical light.)

Also a visible weapon (open carry) might not discourage an individual intent upon closing and attacking security personnel. I am curious: Was Zimmerman's orange/red vest a neighborhood watch "uniform"?

22 posted on 04/17/2012 2:25:36 PM PDT by nonsporting
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"unarmed teenager "
"unarmed teenager "
"unarmed teenager "
"unarmed teenager "
"unarmed teenager "
"unarmed teenager "
"unarmed teenager "
"unarmed teenager "

...just in case the race-baiting leftmedia hasn't said it enough.

23 posted on 04/17/2012 2:29:12 PM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: MrB

How did being “dissed” get into this?


24 posted on 04/17/2012 2:38:30 PM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: Joe Brower

I might be willing to accept that Trayvon Martin was a “toughguy wanna-be gangsta.” After all didn’t somebody on the other side of this controversy describe Zimmerman as a Wannabe-Cop? But here’s the thing: Trayvon picked a fight with the wrong guy and that can happen with all the people carrying these days. So Michelle needs to ask herself... Who is really responsible for the unfortunate chain of events?


25 posted on 04/17/2012 2:50:00 PM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: mamelukesabre
Its been almost 4 years now and I still keep going back and forth between believing the obamas are stupid or evil. I still can’t figure it out.

It's common amongst liberals these days - stupid+evil.

I figure they're meat puppets - possessed by demons, controlled by black magic, maintained by drugs like antidepressants, spread by social media and secret societies.

And I don't give a DAMN who hears this - it's the truth. You know the "powers and principalities" thing? Hillary brought it to the suburbs.

26 posted on 04/17/2012 2:53:01 PM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It is a tragedy that politicians and their wives and subordinates inject themselves into criminal matters before there has been a trial and in this case before there was even an arrest. The rule of law is dead.


27 posted on 04/17/2012 3:17:35 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: nonsporting

He wasn’t on neighborhood watch that night. He was just driving home from somewhere.


28 posted on 04/17/2012 3:23:28 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Tallguy
"Who is really responsible for the unfortunate chain of events?"

Ultimately, I would lay the blame at the feet of the very cretins who are now limned in the national media spotlight "decrying the violence".

This nihilistic worship of a criminal culture they have fostered on "their people" has painted all young black males with a bad brush, including the good ones.

The political left co-opted the black civil-rights movement back in the 60s, and since then, too many blacks have bought the Big Lie. And in doing so, their so-called "leaders" have done more to damage black culture than anything the KKK could ever have dreamed of. Ironic, that.

Booker T. Washington called such creatures "Problem Profiteers". The current hysteria provides a very telling case in point.

31 posted on 04/17/2012 3:57:32 PM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: TigersEye
He wasn’t on neighborhood watch that night. He was just driving home from somewhere.

This doesn't necessarily preclude him keeping a jacket/hat (whatever) in his vehicle which he could don that might identify him as neighborhood watch. Sometimes such visible references can dissuade an attacker. Sometimes not.

I always have access to a flashlight--at one point a 4-cell c-cell maglite, but now a surefire (xenon) tactical. Light can be your friend--a strobe to the face can momentarily blind a potential assailant, allowing transition to plan-B (evade, retreat, etc.).

32 posted on 04/18/2012 11:22:40 AM PDT by nonsporting
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To: nonsporting

That’s a thought.


33 posted on 04/18/2012 12:16:28 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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