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Mayor Reed issues statement on Zimmerman verdict
cbsatlanta.com ^ | July 13, 2013 | Mary Gleason

Posted on 07/13/2013 8:20:57 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) -

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed issued a statement following the juror's verdict of not guilty in the State of Florida vs. George Zimmerman case.

Mayor Reed stated, "The genuine tragedy of the Trayvon Martin case is that a mother and father lost their son senselessly. I find it troubling that a 17-year-old cannot walk to a corner store for candy without putting his life in danger. I find it more troubling that a citizen could not see a young African-American youth without immediately concluding that he was up to no good.

While I disagree with the jury's verdict, we must respect it. This case reminds me why my number one priority as Mayor is public safety. I work every day to create a safer city where our sworn police officers are trained and equipped to effectively uphold the law, so that our residents feel secure in their neighborhoods and our diverse communities respect each other. The death of Trayvon Martin shows that we must all work harder to shed the dangerous stereotypes that can have devastating consequences for individuals, families and our society."

The six all-female jurors delivered their verdict shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday. The case was held in Sanford, Florida, where Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by Zimmerman.

The shooting and later trial brought the south Florida town into the national spotlight.


TOPICS: US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: blackkk; florida; georgezimmerman; kasimreed; trayvonmartin

1 posted on 07/13/2013 8:20:57 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Who cares what the mayor of Atlanta has to say


2 posted on 07/13/2013 8:23:07 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

If that young black male had just gone home and not played the thug, you POS Mayor - he would be alive today. He started it and unfortunately, it ended in tragedy for him and let’s face it - George too - he has been put through 7 kinds of he** since this happened.

These people have no grasp of the facts of this case, but shoot from the emotional hip.


3 posted on 07/13/2013 8:24:03 PM PDT by Catsrus (`)
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To: darkwing104

right?

we don’t give a flying ________


4 posted on 07/13/2013 8:26:44 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Tailgunner Joe
I find it troubling that a 17-year-old cannot walk to a corner store for candy without putting his life in danger.

And do you find it "troubling" that a 36 year old white male was beaten and pushed into traffic to die by four suspected black gang members because he was wearing blue and went to the gas station... in Atlanta?

5 posted on 07/13/2013 8:27:19 PM PDT by John123 (US$ - I owe you nothing. Euro - Who owes you nothing.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

If Trayvon Martin had taken his skittles and tea and went directly to his father’s house, he would be alive today. Instead, he thought he could teach a “creepy-ass, cracker” a lesson. Unfortunately, he died for his foolishness.


6 posted on 07/13/2013 8:27:23 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I find it appalling that a slightly sub-18 yr old can believe that he has no limits.


7 posted on 07/13/2013 8:28:50 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Tailgunner Joe

You should worry about the $hithole you manage.....or mismanage to be more accurate.......


8 posted on 07/13/2013 8:29:19 PM PDT by Hogblog
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The Honorable Mayor is stupid, I think there is “Sum Ting Wong” with where he gets his information.


9 posted on 07/13/2013 8:29:53 PM PDT by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Politicians shouldn’t be commenting on a jury verdict at all.


10 posted on 07/13/2013 8:30:32 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I know to never go near Atlanta. Thanks for the heads up.


11 posted on 07/13/2013 8:30:40 PM PDT by pterional
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is a racist piece of dog poo.


12 posted on 07/13/2013 8:30:59 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I guess people are supposed to allow dudes to slam our heads against the concrete and just take it.


13 posted on 07/13/2013 8:31:05 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: 3Fingas

That right there is the long and the short of it.

If he had stayed on the sidewalks and walked straight to his dad’s home, nobody would given him a second look. You start wondering around in-between homes at night, especially up close, and it looks like you’re up to no good.

Trayvon thought he could use violence against George with impunity. Well, surprise surprise, that didn’t pay off did it.

Mr. Fringe walk on the wild side met up with Mr. No Nonsense. Whoops...


14 posted on 07/13/2013 8:32:17 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Breaking News: Hillary not running in 2016. Brain tumor found during recent colonoscopy...)
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To: 3Fingas

Time for Zimmerman to get a new firearm and get back on patrol at the neighborhood watch


15 posted on 07/13/2013 8:34:07 PM PDT by corlorde (forWARD of the state)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Kasim Reed reveals himself as a racist to the core.


16 posted on 07/13/2013 8:34:19 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: darkwing104

Can you say “N.O.B.O.D.Y.”?

Apparently Reed hasn’t seen the stats re. incarceration by RACE!


17 posted on 07/13/2013 8:34:58 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (Hitler would have LOVED obozo!)
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To: pterional

Albany, Macon and Valdosta might not be good destinations for a while either.


18 posted on 07/13/2013 8:36:30 PM PDT by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Don’t try and play the Knock Out Game with armed folks. It doesn’t end well.


19 posted on 07/13/2013 8:39:49 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: darkwing104

Just what I was thinking!


20 posted on 07/13/2013 8:42:13 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Here’s the comments after CBSAtlanta’s story on Reeds statement: (As I told my husband, those women knew...people are fed up and pissed with what is going on...and they weren’t going to play the “race” game.)

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George Mortensen
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Mr. Mayor, if you respect the jury’s verdict then do so. Your statement is anything but respect for their verdict. Unfortunately, it is what I have come to expect from the supposed “leaders” in my community.
wilber
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how can you disagree with a jury’s verdict when you have no **** idea what went on in the court room you only wish that he would have been found guilty because he is white and that you want him to serve time stand your ground is there for a reason and it need to be respected
Richard
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Well Mayor, how do you stand on the murder of Paul Sampleton...a black youth murdered by low life black youths, for his toys. Bust a move on a public stance on this, the Paul Sampleton murder, or keep your RACIST MOUTH SHUT!!!!
Tanksdad
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“This case reminds me why my number one priority as Mayor is public safety. “ Well arent you the politician. You could careless about the people of Atlanta. All you care about is you career. Look no farther than what the police of Atlanta are paid. The streets of Atlanta are currently over run with thugs like Martin and the time is coming to where the people will become the Zimmermans. The people are fed up with it !


21 posted on 07/13/2013 8:49:31 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"The death of Trayvon Martin shows that we must all work harder to shed the dangerous stereotypes that can have devastating consequences for individuals, families and our society." - Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed

If Mayor Reed wishes for blacks to shed their negative stereotypes, then perhaps he might convince his brothers to stop behaving like thugs and become productive, law-abiding citizens. Until that happens, the stereotypes will remain accurate.

22 posted on 07/13/2013 8:49:31 PM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: corlorde

The police will now have to return his keltec.

If I were Zimmerman, I would upgrade to S&W Shield or SIG because he has a lot of people out there mad at him.

I would consider going out of state for a while. Take a long vacation in Canada or something.


23 posted on 07/13/2013 8:51:09 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I advise workers in Washington Dc to stay off the Green line thru Anacostia next week.


24 posted on 07/13/2013 8:52:46 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: darkwing104
100%, just an attention whore...
25 posted on 07/13/2013 8:53:43 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Venturer

Good advice no matter what time of the year.


26 posted on 07/13/2013 9:00:47 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Catsrus

What everyone seems to have lost sight of on the KILL ZIMMERMAN side is that Trayvon’s parents lost their child a long time ago. Trayvon didn’t live with either bio-parent, and all his other relatives had enough of his thuggery down in Miami. If the Miami-Dade cops had done their job and put him in juvenile detention for his myriad infractions of the law, Trayvon would still be alive.


27 posted on 07/13/2013 9:01:54 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: John123

Wow, I hope a hundred people send your comment to the mayor. It’s OK to kill whitey, I guess.


28 posted on 07/13/2013 9:03:48 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: snarkytart

Duck?


29 posted on 07/13/2013 9:21:14 PM PDT by tdscpa
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To: Dead Corpse

Au contraire, playing knock out with armed citizens does end well!


30 posted on 07/13/2013 9:23:16 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Reed is another enemy. These sick vermin want a race war.


31 posted on 07/13/2013 9:25:10 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Kasim Red (Allahu Akbar!)


32 posted on 07/13/2013 9:25:48 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Obama's Enemies List - Yes, you are a crook.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

That mayor is a despicable racist POS.


33 posted on 07/13/2013 9:27:35 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

In October I was robbed at gunpoint in Atlanta by three black men. The one with the cheap ass 380 on me was about 14 years old. Mr. Mayor? I never heard a word from your black ass! Thanks prick!


34 posted on 07/13/2013 9:30:46 PM PDT by The Toll
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I’m sorry but America is in for Civil War and anarchy if we allow what passes for “black justice” to be the order of the day.

These folks are every ounce as racist and crazy as were the KKK of old. They view everything as racial. They also live in a coddled fantasy world in which blacks can do no wrong.

TM was not killed for walking to the store as this idiot says. Simply were not the facts.


35 posted on 07/13/2013 9:30:50 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: darkwing104

Well, he is lightyears ahead of most of the left.
He actually said we must all respect the jury.
Holder ain’t gonna like that.


36 posted on 07/13/2013 9:49:48 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: DoughtyOne

[If he had stayed on the sidewalks and walked straight to his dad’s home, nobody would given him a second look.]

Exactly. There was a four minute period after Trayvon’s phone call and the time of the shot. The distance Trayvon needed to go for safety was less than 100 feet. So, he could not go 100 feet in less than 4 minutes to be safe? What the hell was Trayvon doing in that 4 minute period.?


38 posted on 07/13/2013 10:44:53 PM PDT by Islander2
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Do you know after all this time, I hadn’t heard that ‘100 feet’ remark.

Think of the simple explanation the media could have come up with, that would have made people start thinking the other way.

What a lost opportunity..., well perhaps I should say, what a vile fabricated opportunity instead.

Thanks for the mention.


39 posted on 07/14/2013 7:15:37 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Breaking News: Hillary not running in 2016. Brain tumor found during recent colonoscopy...)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
I find it troubling that a 17-year-old cannot walk to a corner store for candy without putting his life in danger.

The total lack of reality in this statement is positively Middle Eastern. He just ignores the parts of the story that complicate his race-victimhood interpretation. Just pretends they're not there. It's amazing.

40 posted on 07/14/2013 7:42:54 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is a black racist. Why am I not surprised?
41 posted on 07/14/2013 8:35:50 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Dazed and confused in a doper induced stupor and we are told that lil Trayvon was doing no wrong. Blood test indicates otherwise.


42 posted on 07/14/2013 9:09:06 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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