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New York Lawmakers Outraged at Trayvon Martin Verdict
politicker.com ^ | July 13, 2013 | Jill Colvin

Posted on 07/13/2013 9:04:05 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

Officials and various candidates for office joined in the flood of outrage tonight following the not guilty verdict in the racially-charged trial of George Zimmerman for the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.

Former Comptroller Bill Thompson, the mayoral race’s only black candidate, released and tweeted a terse, one-line statement slamming the decision, which was read tonight just before 10 p.m.

“Trayvon Martin was killed because he was black,” declared Mr. Thompson. “There was no justice done today in Florida.”

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn further slammed the acquittal as “a shocking insult to his family and everyone seeking justice for Trayvon.”

“Trayvon Martin was an innocent, unarmed young man with a full life ahead of him when he was tragically shot to death last February,” she said in a lengthy statement, which labeled the killing “senseless” and called for reforms to Florida’s controversial “Stand Your Ground” laws. “But we must also put an end to a culture that presumes any young man of color – little more than a child – is looking to commit a crime, simply because he was walking down the street.”

Over Twitter, another mayoral candidate, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio called the decision “a slap in the face to justice,” adding, “Trayvon Martin’s death was a terrible tragedy.”

“Today’s decision is shocking and highlights the sad reality that the day of equal justice for Trayvon and millions of other young men of color has yet to arrive,” said City Comptroller and fellow Gracie Mansion contender John Liu. “And it reminds us that we must strengthen our efforts to further equality and justice for all.”

Members of the City Council also took to Twitter and Facebook to share their reactions to the jury’s decision.

“Not guilty verdict, really? I’m truly disgusted right now. #NoJustice,” tweeted Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito. “My heart is heavy.”

City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez was equally angry. “Sadly, a family in Florida will go to bed tonight still missing a son, still yearning for justice. RIP #Trayvon, America has failed you,” he wrote. “It is clear for all to see that racism is still alive & well across the country.”

Several candidate for other offices weighed in as well, including public advocate candidate Reshma Saujani, who said in a statement that “racism instead turned this trial into a gruesome display of character assassination.”

But the outpouring was not entirely one of outrage.

Republican City Councilman Eric Ulrich, for example, criticized the outrage.

“Zimmerman verdict is proof that innocence until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt is still the cornerstone of the justice system,” he tweeted, adding that, “The rights of the accused cannot be compromised by the court of public opinion. Everyone is entitled to a fair trial.”

He further went after Mr. Thompson for his statement, saying he was “extremely disappointed with the amount of race baiting and political pandering on Twitter tonight” and that he would “expect this type of remark from [Rev. Al Sharpton] not from you.”


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1 posted on 07/13/2013 9:04:05 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Ignorant comments by a bunch of scum. I watched that trial and the evidence to convict did not exist. These politicians are leeches not leaders.


2 posted on 07/13/2013 9:05:29 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Who cares


3 posted on 07/13/2013 9:05:49 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Tough


4 posted on 07/13/2013 9:05:59 PM PDT by clamper1797 (Evil WILL flourish when good men WILL not act)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Let’s face it these people are racists and they don’t know or care a damn thing about Trayvon or George.


5 posted on 07/13/2013 9:06:33 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I’m pretty sure the majority of Americans could care less what these buffoons in New Yawk think.


6 posted on 07/13/2013 9:06:47 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If America is a nation of immigrants, where's my free stuff?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

These sorry Sons of Bi7ch’s wanted their pound of flesh bad.

It’s amazing to see that these people watched the same trial we all did and still would have hanged Zimmerman for defending his life.

I don’t ever want to hear another black man call anyone a racist. These people are eaten up with the disease.


7 posted on 07/13/2013 9:07:20 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Williams

“F” New York


8 posted on 07/13/2013 9:07:35 PM PDT by Lockbar (The guy that fires the last bullet gets to write the history books,)
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To: Williams

It is so disheartening to see how stupid people are. Thanks god for 6 jurors who followed the law.


9 posted on 07/13/2013 9:08:34 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
“Trayvon Martin was killed because he was black,” declared Mr. Thompson. “There was no justice done today in Florida.”

Mr. Thompson, Mr. Martin was shot to death while he was assaulting another person. His race, quite literally, had nothing to do with that.

Sadly, it is his race and the race of the man he was assaulting that you are using in a shameless attempt to get votes.

Mr. Thompson, there was an African-American man murdered in your city this month. Do you remember HIS name? I bet you don't. There aren't any votes in it for you.

10 posted on 07/13/2013 9:09:03 PM PDT by Volunteer (Though I know that the hypnotized never lie, do ya? - The Who)
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To: Williams
“Trayvon Martin was killed because he was black,” declared Mr. Thompson.

S. T. F. U. Mr. Thompson.

Seriously, this is real retarded, Sir.

11 posted on 07/13/2013 9:10:04 PM PDT by 101stAirborneVet
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Noo Yawk “lawmakers” should just STFU!!! about what goes on in Florida.


12 posted on 07/13/2013 9:11:26 PM PDT by clintonh8r (white Caucasian)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Talk about a “teachable moment” for succession!
13 posted on 07/13/2013 9:13:00 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

No, Zimmerman was supposed to be convicted simply because Martin was black.
These people are all projecting.


14 posted on 07/13/2013 9:16:33 PM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Venturer
I don’t ever want to hear another black man call anyone a racist. These people are eaten up with the disease.

Spot on!

15 posted on 07/13/2013 9:17:07 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: Wiser now

No, Zimmerman was supposed to be convicted simply because Martin was black.
These people are all projecting

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Yes! They lost and they’re whining. Bunch of swine.


16 posted on 07/13/2013 9:21:24 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Tailgunner Joe
New York richly deserves Anthony Weiner and Elliot Spitzer.

May the karma trip be breathtaking....

17 posted on 07/13/2013 9:22:19 PM PDT by Gritty (Whensoever the General Government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are void-Jefferson, 1798)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Democrats all, enough said !


18 posted on 07/13/2013 9:22:38 PM PDT by johnd201 (johnd201)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

They are correct, he was shot because he was black. Black and stupid.


19 posted on 07/13/2013 9:24:49 PM PDT by The Toll
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Irate New Yorkers should stop coming to Florida every winter - that will teach Florida a lesson.

Of course, they do spend most of their time in Florida telling Floridians how stupid they are and lecturing “that’s not how we do it back home”.

Maybe they would be happier spending their winter vacations in California or Argentina where their political views are more in tune with the local government’s.


20 posted on 07/13/2013 9:24:57 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

OMG! And I have to choose among these dumba@@ scum for a mayor! It’s like having no choice at all. My union already endorsed Bill Thompson (who is black). Bill DiBlasio is married to a black woman. Quinn is a bull dyke. Liu has a tie to Chinese gangsters. I am frankly surprised to hear that Liu made such a statement. Had to be pandering to black voters, period.


21 posted on 07/13/2013 9:29:20 PM PDT by EinNYC
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To: Tailgunner Joe

This bunch of”Low-Lifes”should ALL be IMPEACHED for RACIAL PREJUDICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


22 posted on 07/13/2013 9:32:40 PM PDT by bandleader
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"New York Lawmakers Outraged at Trayvon Martin Verdict"

GF YOURSELVES. SERIOUSLY!

23 posted on 07/13/2013 9:32:45 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“Trayvon Martin was killed because he was black”

He was killed because he was trying to kill someone else.


24 posted on 07/13/2013 9:35:26 PM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

It’s NY. The Northeast is DONE. They’re soooo far left.


25 posted on 07/13/2013 9:36:29 PM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Hey, you ny fools...the jurisdiction was fla. STFU, you commie racists. Like anyone cares for your racist opinions.


26 posted on 07/13/2013 9:40:23 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: Lockbar

There are a lot of places in America I want to see, New York is not on my list. I was in Chicago once, much like Tijuana once was once too much!


27 posted on 07/13/2013 9:41:46 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

To those making these ridiculous comments regarding the Zimmerman verdict... “What FOOLS these BLACK MORTALS be”


28 posted on 07/13/2013 9:49:51 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: Tailgunner Joe

St. Tray was killed ‘cause he went for Zim’s gun.


29 posted on 07/13/2013 9:55:58 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Politicians and their most influential constituents are chickens.

‘Millions For Trayvon’: New Black Panther Party Calls for Protests on Twitter
theepochtimes.com ^ | July 13, 2013 | Jack Phillips
"The New Black Panther Party said Saturday night that it would initiate a nation wide protest following the not guilty verdict of George Zimmerman. “Millions For Trayvon: September 7th in New York. We must respond. Respond now if you choose & also be with us on 9 -7,” the New Black Panther Party said via Twitter."


30 posted on 07/13/2013 9:57:32 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

THey would have been totally fine if GZ had lost and Trayvon would have murdered him.

What if GEORGE was instead a woman neighborhood watch person, killing her -we find out later 17 year old - attacker, and then being charged with murder. No sane system would take a victim that was a woman who was traumatized by going through that, fought the attacker and defended herself, and have a government prosecutor charge her and call her a cold-blooded child killer.

But they have no problem doing it for a guy who was basically in the same type of scenario, facing a punk kid skilled in fighting smashing him up and on top of him, finding his gun and saying he was going to kill him, and losing. Because GZ was a non-black guy and his attacker was a 17 year old punk the prosecutor wouldn’t look like a ghoul like he would trying that with a woman.

It is sick what our government did.

And if Trayvon would have murdered Goerge, he’d have been in court for murder. Overwhelming evidence he’d have done it. And guess what, the prosecution would not have portrayed him as innocent. all the info they fought to keep out, showing character and prior crimes would have been admitted, and at 17 he would have been tried as an adult, instead of the prosecution calling him a child.


31 posted on 07/13/2013 10:00:13 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Manufactured outrage.

Very compelling. /sarc


32 posted on 07/13/2013 10:00:40 PM PDT by man_in_tx (Blowback (Faithfully farting twowards Mecca five times daily).)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

If “black” means you have the right to beat people because of perceived disrespect then you are right. Otherwise you are dead wrong.


33 posted on 07/13/2013 10:16:45 PM PDT by DB
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To: Tailgunner Joe

They know better.


34 posted on 07/13/2013 10:25:20 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
The scary thing isn't that a handful or morons said these things.

The scary thing is that these monsters are in the highest positions of power in this country. As Rush has said for years: the fringe has become the mainstream.

35 posted on 07/13/2013 11:32:27 PM PDT by IDontLikeToPayTaxes
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Never again...
36 posted on 07/14/2013 12:50:23 AM PDT by ari-freedom (I need to change my tagline.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“I’m pretty sure the majority of Americans could care less what these buffoons in New Yawk think.”

I’m directly across the river from them, and I know I don’t give a damn what they think. They make fools of themselves every single day.


37 posted on 07/14/2013 3:29:56 AM PDT by RightInJersey
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Sure they are they’re all about the money!


38 posted on 07/14/2013 3:37:18 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (Yesterdays conspiracies are todays truths)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

If Trayvon Martin was killed because he was an African then, Bill Thompson, you’d best watch your back.

His statement was typical of a race-baiting pimp who will never own up to the fact that the large majority of negro youth are one of America’s biggest problems.


39 posted on 07/14/2013 4:27:18 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Note: this topic is from 7/13/2013.
Thanks Tailgunner Joe. Check out the names, all. And from the FRchives:
40 posted on 12/14/2014 5:32:54 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/ _____________________ Celebrate the Polls, Ignore the Trolls)
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