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Time for public to stop making Trayvon Martin tragedy worse
The Myrtle Beach Sun News ^ | July 6, 2013 | Issac J. Bailey

Posted on 07/06/2013 5:22:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

George Zimmerman might be on the verge of becoming the next O.J. Simpson.

He’s the defendant in the high profile case out of Sanford, Fla., that has launched a million discussions and a thousand protests across the country, including Myrtle Beach, Columbia and throughout the Carolinas.

A jury of six women will decide if the prosecution has presented enough evidence to rebut Zimmerman’s claim of self defense. He shot unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin during a confrontation that began after Zimmerman believed, for reasons unexplained, Martin was suspicious for walking home from the store.

No matter what the jury decides, the pro- and anti-Zimmerman camps likely won’t change their minds -- just like the Simpson verdict.

Zimmerman was unknown until that fateful night in which he shot Martin, while Simpson had a Hall of Fame pro football career and spots in well-received commercials and slapstick comedies.

Zimmerman seemed to be a wanna-be police officer, Simpson a high-profile husband with domestic violence accusations in his past.

Zimmerman is a middle-class white Hispanic, Simpson a rich black guy.

Those are the superficial differences. In each case, the people who were killed have largely become afterthoughts.

The people who cheered wildly with glee when Simpson was found not guilty all but danced on the graves of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman.

Their focus was on Simpson, not his wife and the man brutally murdered beside her, not on the evidence that strongly suggested Simpson’s guilt, despite the defense’s expert cross examinations that raised questions in the minds of jurors -- the only minds that legally mattered.

Today, supporters of Zimmerman -- people who had never heard of him -- don’t much care that an unarmed 17-year-old walking home from the store ended up dead on the street......

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: blacks; trayvon; trayvonstroops; whites; zimmerman
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The author.

Translation: My side is losing, so y'all need to shut your pie-holes!

1 posted on 07/06/2013 5:22:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
George Zimmerman might be on the verge of becoming the next O.J. Simpson.

What the heck is this idiot talking about? Ron and Nicole never took a lick at O.J. According to the "jury", O.J. wasn't even there.

2 posted on 07/06/2013 5:25:34 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If America is a nation of immigrants, where's my free stuff?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
George Zimmerman might be on the verge of becoming the next O.J. Simpson.

BULL. CRAP.

OJ was a black MURDERER who was recognized as such by most Americans, but declared "innocent" by a large number of black Americans, simply because he was black.

Zimmerman is a white guy who SAVED HIS OWN LIFE BY ACTING IN SELF-DEFENSE, which is being recognized by most Americans, but who is declared "guilty" by a large number of black Americans, simply because he's "white" and the person he defended against was black.

They are the exact opposite. The only thing they have in common is that a bunch of people (who incidentally seem to mostly be black) have judged them not on the content of their character, but according to the color of their skin.

Assuming he meant what he said, Martin Luther King is rolling in his grave.

3 posted on 07/06/2013 5:30:17 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I am interested in finding out how long the walk from the convenience store to the home where Trayvon was staying should have been. The timing will likely help the defense if it shows he was loitering.
4 posted on 07/06/2013 5:31:31 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He shot unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin during a confrontation that began after Zimmerman believed, for reasons unexplained, Martin was suspicious for walking home from the store.

Reasons unexplained? Has anyone heard any theories of any of the reasons yet?


5 posted on 07/06/2013 5:34:52 PM PDT by MNDude (Sorry for typos. Probably written on a smartphone, and I have big clumsy fingers.)
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6 posted on 07/06/2013 5:35:42 PM PDT by bigheadfred (barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The evidence the State presented does not warrant a conviction.
However, there is plenty of evidence to disbar Angela Corey, Bernie
“The Roach” and the liberal hack Judge.


7 posted on 07/06/2013 5:36:07 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
>> don’t much care that an unarmed 17-year-old walking home from the store ended up dead on the street......<<

Happens every day, hundreds of times a year. Why do you care this time Mr. Bailey?
8 posted on 07/06/2013 5:37:35 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
So we're back to the "WHITE-hispanic" meme again?

Did the author mention that George Zimmerman, WHITE (hispanic) guy did this?

I'd bet a million dollars that if you asked GZ what his ethnicity is he'd say "Hispanic".

Does anyone think that Zimmerman is a "white guy"?

Not that it matters.

It's just that if I saw GZ in person, I'd think he's Hispanic. He doesn't look bi-racial to me.

9 posted on 07/06/2013 5:37:48 PM PDT by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Zimmerman is a middle-class white Hispanic

WHAT is a "white Hispanic"?

10 posted on 07/06/2013 5:38:33 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If race wasn’t a reason to hang people then we wouldn’t need Affirmative Action putting this clown out of work.

Pray for America to Wake Up


11 posted on 07/06/2013 5:38:34 PM PDT by bray (Stop tolerating beheading!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This article is pathetic.


12 posted on 07/06/2013 5:38:46 PM PDT by Sam Clements
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

OJ trial was all about race...The jury were racist blacks.

The rest is history.


13 posted on 07/06/2013 5:39:15 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He writes like he expects to be taken seriously.

Really.

An honest replay of the incident does not include referring to Zimmerman as a “white” Hispanic or a wannabe cop. There was zero evidence produced in court to support the wannabe cop claim.

An honest replay admits that there had been several burglaries in the neighborhood by young black men, that Zimmerman was suspicious because he had not seen this person in the neighborhood and was doing what he was supposed to be doing as neighborhood watch.

An honest replay would concede that Martin had time to make it to his daddy’s fiance’s house without incident if that had been his goal.

An inability to give an honest assessment because of race is the only thing these two cases have in common.


14 posted on 07/06/2013 5:39:23 PM PDT by Jvette
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To: BenLurkin

George Zimmerman’s Black Ancestry is Revealed
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2876811/posts

George Zimmerman: the black, Hispanic, Peruvian, kind-hearted non-white, not-racist poster boy
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2876692/posts

George Zimmerman Has ‘Black Roots’
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2876518/posts


15 posted on 07/06/2013 5:39:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Time for Liberals and the Press to stop assuming (and saying) that no “unarmed” person can be shot because they were not a threat to another person’s life.


16 posted on 07/06/2013 5:41:12 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How did I know Isaac Bailey would look like this...what a doofus!


17 posted on 07/06/2013 5:42:59 PM PDT by miserare (Fire Eric Holder!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s not that bad of an editorial, if you read to the end.


18 posted on 07/06/2013 5:43:02 PM PDT by I Shall Endure
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The next OJ? Seriously? OJ essentially decapitated the mother of his children.GZ,the facts strongly suggest,defended himself against a filthy gangsta punk.
19 posted on 07/06/2013 5:43:09 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: BenLurkin

A term invented to use the Race Card as far as I can tell.


20 posted on 07/06/2013 5:46:46 PM PDT by matt04
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
white Hispanic

This again?

21 posted on 07/06/2013 5:47:24 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

bingo....no “lets not rush to judgement” prior to the obvious truth being shown in court...


22 posted on 07/06/2013 5:47:44 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: originalbuckeye

If he was at 7-11, it’s about a mile away, give or take. That’s a 30 minute walk, tops, and that’s if you walk very slow. I walk about 4 mph, so it’s 15 minutes for me.


23 posted on 07/06/2013 5:47:45 PM PDT by meyer (When people fear the government, you have Tyranny)
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To: boop

Yeah. Did you see the picture of GZ’s mom that was posted? I don’t know where these guys are coming up with the “white” Hispanic thing.


24 posted on 07/06/2013 5:47:46 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If America is a nation of immigrants, where's my free stuff?)
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To: meyer

I walk very slowly and a mile takes me 20 minutes.


25 posted on 07/06/2013 5:50:17 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: MNDude
Reasons unexplained? Has anyone heard any theories of any of the reasons yet?

Zimmerman also thought, for reasons unexplained, that his life was in danger. Those who make a living off of racial conflict have no explanation of where Zimmerman got that idea.

26 posted on 07/06/2013 5:55:05 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Jeff Winston

This author has a lot of nerve given that it’s been people like this in the media which has done everything it can to use this case to stir the flames of racial discontent. They created a monster and now they are blaming us for reacting to the monster they created.


27 posted on 07/06/2013 5:56:39 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: BenLurkin

an hispanic that works as a night watchman


28 posted on 07/06/2013 5:57:09 PM PDT by bigheadfred (barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Trayvon Martin is a tragic figure.

He was 17. When he was 2 his biological mother (Sybrina Fulton) gave up custody of him to his father - despite the fact that she had a stable, union-protected job with the county and access to daycare.

His father, when he was employed, was a long haul trucker who did not figure much in his life - he was raised by his father's long-suffering second wife, Alicia Stanley, who is apparently a churchgoing woman.

When Mr. Martin left Stanley for Brandy Green, Stanley no longer had custody since she had never formally adopted him despite caring for him from age 2 to 16. So he moved - illegally - into Green's condominium where she was raising her own, younger son.

Quite frankly, his personal situation at age 16 was terrible and it seems to be then that he began his wannabe "gangsta" phase and started his short career as a failed tough guy.

What he did to Zimmerman was really stupid and disgusting and he paid the price.

But the adults who were responsible for this juvenile - his mother and father - are more complicit in his death than Zimmerman is, and they preen themselves as victims in the courtroom each day as the press fawns over them each night.

They couldn't raise their son in life, but they trademarked his corpse.

29 posted on 07/06/2013 5:57:40 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: originalbuckeye

Here’s a preview of what the Defense will be presenting next week at some point. TM ran the length of a football field to the house where he was staying to get away from GZ — and then came back to ambush GZ from the shadows.

http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2012/05/26/interesting-development-trayvon-martin-quid-pro-quo-at-the-7-11/

Please note that this has been known for a year, yet Old Media will treat it as a “bombshell”.


30 posted on 07/06/2013 6:00:29 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Zimmerman is a middle-class white Hispanic,

Oh come now, Mr. Bailey, what you really meant to say is that Zimmerman is a middle-class cracker-ass Hispanic.

31 posted on 07/06/2013 6:02:42 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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another graduate of the Al Sharpton School of Propaganda Camouflaged As Journalism at the Jesse Jackson Academy of Race-Baiting


32 posted on 07/06/2013 6:03:09 PM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

33 posted on 07/06/2013 6:04:33 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What tragedy is he talking about? A feral gangsta thug is dead...I call that a triumph.


34 posted on 07/06/2013 6:04:39 PM PDT by pgkdan (Marco Rubio can go straight to hell!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The author.

It appears that Issac J. Bailey would make an excellent Klansman.

35 posted on 07/06/2013 6:07:21 PM PDT by RugerMini14
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To: RugerMini14

I have called Issac J. Bailey out many times on his racist editorials, only to have my comments deleted. Typical leftist.


36 posted on 07/06/2013 6:23:41 PM PDT by neal1960 (D m cr ts S ck. Would you like to buy a vowel?)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.


37 posted on 07/06/2013 6:44:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: MNDude; 2ndDivisionVet
Reasons unexplained? Has anyone heard any theories of any of the reasons yet?

Zimmerman's reasons for tracking Martin are not the issue at all.

The issue, as I stated at the beginning, is that the fool kid Trayvon Martin, did not continue on to his residence; but instead precipitated his own death.

Rather than minding his own business, he took umbrage, closed the safe gap between himself and Zimmerman, threatened him, sucker-punched him, and was in the process of wilfully endangering Zimmerman's life.

The result: justified lethal rebuttal.

The reason: failure to respect the rights of another human and leave him alone.

Is someone missing the point here?

Is someone's rational behavior affected by melaninitis?

38 posted on 07/06/2013 6:57:35 PM PDT by imardmd1 (An armed society is a polite society -- but dangerous for the fool --)
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To: Jeff Winston

Zimmerman isn’t a white guy.

As a matter of fact he is part black.

So much partly black so that the left goes into conniptions whenever his mom or his uncle are in the court room. The jury can’t help but look at his family and wonder what crackpipe induced the prosecution’s assertion of race hatred.


39 posted on 07/06/2013 7:03:09 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Trying NOT to follow this case, because of the hype, but came across this video. Turned off all TV News lately.

The video below is a discussion on media bias in this case.
As one person on the panel said - so much going on in the world - the largest protest in history in Egypt and everything is Zimmerman, Zimmerman, Zimmerman.

5:25 Minutes

Fox News Mocks Media’s ‘Overkill’ Coverage Of Zimmerman Trial: ‘So Clearly Sad He Might Get Off’
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrftPMNJx4A


40 posted on 07/06/2013 7:09:46 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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"Today, supporters of Zimmerman -- people who had never heard of him -- don’t much care that an unarmed 17-year-old walking home from the store ended up dead on the street..."

The liberal mindset on display: "I am morally superior to you creepy-ass crackas.

Brainless, dishonest and lives in upside-down world. Who built up this case into the racial grievance and racial hate-incitement circus that's it's become? It wasn't the public, but as a morally superior liberal, I'll sit up on my throne and blame the victims of the Black Grievance Industry.

41 posted on 07/06/2013 7:10:29 PM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (The Stupid Party, they've earned it.)
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To: Jabba the Nutt

And none of these elitists care about Blacks being killed in Chicago by gangs with guns. It is only White on Black that bothers them.


42 posted on 07/06/2013 7:11:44 PM PDT by bray (Stop tolerating beheading!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I saw on cable that the judge is with-holding key evidence that Trayvon was high during the confrontation.


43 posted on 07/06/2013 7:21:52 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Let this jackwad play this card.

All people of European descent will not be involved with the results of this case. Let the blacks & hispanics fight this one out.

44 posted on 07/06/2013 7:23:04 PM PDT by A Cyrenian (I'll listen if you know how to change the tide.)
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To: MNDude

“Reasons unexplained? Has anyone heard any theories of any of the reasons yet?”

The reasons were given during the State’s witness testimonies, especially the Zimmerman interviews taken by the police investigators. Trayvon Martin was not simply loitering. He was described during the calls to the police and during the police investigations as going between the residences and peering into the windows. In other words, Martin was trespassing on the residential properties and behaving like one of the burglary suspects looking for a future residence to burglarize. The suspicions were further heightened when Treyvon Martin circled Zimmerman in his car in a staring and potentially intimidating manner. Zimmerman clearly indicated in his calls to the police that he was trying to direct the police patrol officers to the suspiciously behaving person, who later turned out to be Trayvon Martin. Martin took off running and hid in the darkness. When Zimmerman attempted to try and see in what direction Martin went, Martin allegedly lay in wait until Zimmerman came close enough to be ambushed with a physical assault. Martin failed to realize he was assaulting and endangering the life and limb of a man carrying a concealed firearm, until it became a life or death struggle for Zimmerman to use the firearm on Martin before Martin took the firearm and used it on Zimmerman or bashed Zimmerman’s brains out onto the sidewalk.

The lynch mob going after Zimmerman keep trying to portray Trayvon Martin as a poor little boy who was unarmed. In reality Martin appears to have been playing his own version of the “Knock Out” game in which someone who is perceived to be a White person is punched in the head without provocation to seee if the victim can be killed or maimed by the black assailant. Unfortunately for Trayvon Martin, he picked on the wrong victim.


45 posted on 07/06/2013 7:23:43 PM PDT by WhiskeyX ( provides a system for registering complaints about unfair broadcasters and the ability to request a)
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To: sickoflibs

Evidence that should not have been withheld.

Apparently Martin did something he wouldn’t have done when sober.


46 posted on 07/06/2013 7:27:23 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Myrtle Beach’s village idiot has spoken.


47 posted on 07/06/2013 7:36:45 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: jiggyboy

I doubt that they will report it - doesn’t fit the narrative.


48 posted on 07/06/2013 7:40:34 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Trust me, If I had a son he would NOT look like this racist a-hole......


49 posted on 07/06/2013 7:53:07 PM PDT by eeriegeno (<p>)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Another lame ‘Lynch George!’ article from another lame black gerbalist.


50 posted on 07/06/2013 7:54:27 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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