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Chicagoans react to Zimmerman not guilty verdict
thegrio.com ^ | July 14, 2013 | Renita D. Young

Posted on 07/13/2013 9:35:29 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

Venita, who didn’t want to give her last name because of her position at an area college said she felt an instant sense of shock and disbelief.“I think the verdict was unjust. I believe that the case law was not applied. Black letter law applies according to the situation, and the weight of the case was based on the fact that it was not a self-defense case.”

“In my opinion it was harassment, because the young man was not doing anything. He was being stalked and terrorized. [Zimmerman] has a history of violence, and I believe that because he was a young black man, that the system worked against him, and in favor of this white man. It’s just that simple. The laws have not changed. We are still ni**ers, we are still slaves in North America and nothing has changed,” Venita said.

“How can a boy attending his business, going to his home, running from a man who is pursuing him be guilty and the killer not be?” asked Chicago civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson in a live interview on NBC Chicago.

Jackson said, “I think it was always a stretch, having, this is not a jury of his peers: six women, not one black, not one man. It never was a jury of his peers. I’m really challenged, in some sense, thinking about this jury.”

“I think that’s some bullsh*t,” said 55-year-old Jimmy Byrd, a Chicago resident. “I don’t like it. I don’t think it was right. I just don’t understand the system.”

Marcelles Montgomery, 19, says Trayvon Martin could have easily been him. When he heard the news of Zimmerman’s not guilty verdict, he was outraged.

“In my opinion, he should have been charged for the very fact that he continued to follow Trayvon Martin, after he was told by police that he was not allowed to do so.” It never would have happened if he weren’t there.”

Montgomery is a youth minister on the South Side of Chicago. He said, “To me, it reveals today’s political system, so it does show us what we need to see: that we’re not as far advanced as we think we are.”

Shenika Jackson, 20, agrees with Montgomery, adding, “The jury should have been more sympathetic. If it was their child, how would they feel about it?”

Richard Price, 53, an administrator at a Chicago college said, “He created the situation and that didn’t have to happen that way.” In response to the jury’s verdict, Price said, “Sometimes people do things and they don’t really analyze what they’re doing.”

Continuing, Price said, “It could happen right in Chicago. It could be anywhere. And sometimes these things set precedents for what happens in the future.”

Tonya Brown, 48, strongly disagreed with the jury’s verdict. “It should have at least been manslaughter.” She added, “I hope that it will be retried. My justice system has disappointed me with this.”

Late Saturday evening, members of the Occupy Chicago movement tweeted that they were organizing a protest at Chicago’s downtown Daley Plaza. Jackson encouraged Chicago residents to stay nonviolent in their protest of Zimmerman’s verdict.

“I hope those who are in pain would not act in a way that would discredit the legacy of Trayvon Martin,” he said.


TOPICS: US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: blackkk; chicago; daleyplaza; florida; georgezimmerman; illinois; jessejackson; jimmybyrd; marcellesmontgomery; occupychicago; richardprice; shenikajackson; tonyabrown; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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1 posted on 07/13/2013 9:35:29 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

They can all go back to killing each other now in Rahm’s paradise.


2 posted on 07/13/2013 9:38:20 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

They will react with a weekend of killing, mayhem and crime. Just like every other weekend.


3 posted on 07/13/2013 9:38:25 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Tailgunner Joe

When does CCW kick in, in Illinois?


4 posted on 07/13/2013 9:38:25 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"running from a man"

Really?

5 posted on 07/13/2013 9:38:33 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Low-info morons.


6 posted on 07/13/2013 9:39:16 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Venita is an absolute paragon of ignorance.


7 posted on 07/13/2013 9:39:45 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Tailgunner Joe
I guess we can expect weeks of ignorant comments about the facts and law about this.

“In my opinion it was harassment, because the young man was not doing anything. He was being stalked and terrorized. [Zimmerman] has a history of violence, and I believe that because he was a young black man, that the system worked against him, and in favor of this white man. It’s just that simple. The laws have not changed. We are still ni**ers, we are still slaves in North America and nothing has changed,” Venita said/

1) If the prosecution had claimed Zimmerman had a history of violence, Treyvon's email and texts concerning his fighting history would have been allowed in court. 2) Zimmerman is a mixed hispanic. etc....

8 posted on 07/13/2013 9:40:52 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: 17th Miss Regt

How would you tell the difference between a riot and a normal weekend in Chicago?


9 posted on 07/13/2013 9:41:05 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“...We are still ni**ers, we are still slaves in North America and nothing has changed,” Who is keeping you from moving to Africa, South America or Lapland for that matter? No one is keeping you here, honey.


10 posted on 07/13/2013 9:41:34 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
Richard Price, 53, an administrator at a Chicago college said, “It could happen right in Chicago"...>

A black guy can get shot and killed in Chicago? Since when?

11 posted on 07/13/2013 9:42:51 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Tailgunner Joe

So, they’re plucking the splinter out of our eye, while they have the huge log of 24/7 black-on-black murder in theirs.....perfect.


12 posted on 07/13/2013 9:42:58 PM PDT by clintonh8r (white Caucasian)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Do these people know Trayvon’s true past? Will they ever?


13 posted on 07/13/2013 9:43:02 PM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

My advice is to tell some o’ yo homies to go out tonight and pop a cap in someone’s a** just to show Da Man who’s boss.


14 posted on 07/13/2013 9:43:28 PM PDT by moovova
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To: TigersEye

How can a boy attending his business, going to his home, running from a man who is pursuing him be guilty and the killer not be?” asked Chicago civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson in a live interview on NBC Chicago.

How did he both “run from” and yet end up ON TOP OF GZ?

Why could he simply not have excused himself politely to George Zimmerman and left the premises?


15 posted on 07/13/2013 9:43:32 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ll pay for a one way ticket if she renounces her US citizenship.


16 posted on 07/13/2013 9:43:53 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Tonya Brown, 48, strongly disagreed with the jury’s verdict. “It should have at least been manslaughter.” She added, “I hope that it will be retried. My justice system has disappointed me with this.”

So this fool has never heard of double jeapordy? Or did she think it was a game show?

17 posted on 07/13/2013 9:43:53 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

Venita, who didn’t want to give her last name because of her position at an area college

my God, this woman is teaching our kids?


18 posted on 07/13/2013 9:44:53 PM PDT by willywill
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To: Kansas58

CCW won’t kick in until 2014 at earliest for IL.


19 posted on 07/13/2013 9:45:08 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: txhurl
Just as they vehemently deny that Mr. Zimmerman is black, they don't want to hear anything negative about Saint Skittles.
20 posted on 07/13/2013 9:45:23 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: headstamp 2

In Ci-cago they have their own injustice: the rule of lawless


21 posted on 07/13/2013 9:45:46 PM PDT by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them or they more like we used to be?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

How come we aren’t hearing anything from La Raza and the “white Hispanics”. Aren’t they going to stand up for one of their own?


22 posted on 07/13/2013 9:46:53 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If America is a nation of immigrants, where's my free stuff?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“Reverend” Jackson is an ignorant slut. The defendant is the one who has the right to have a jury of his peers, not the dead person’s peers!


23 posted on 07/13/2013 9:47:02 PM PDT by winner3000
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Yo...Venita.....go talk with your Plantation Owners....the DEMOCRATS YOU VOTE TO KEEP YOU IN SLAVERY.

"We are still ni**ers, we are still slaves in North America and nothing has changed,” Venita said.

24 posted on 07/13/2013 9:47:20 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

It seems like the News shows are going out of their way to interview every idiot they can find.


25 posted on 07/13/2013 9:47:44 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

Look at it this way they are consistent just as they were upset when the obviously guilty OJ Simpson was acquitted of cutting 2 people’s throats, including the mother of his children .....

Oh... Never mind.


26 posted on 07/13/2013 9:47:45 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

we are still slaves.

That is rich, they know nothing about being a true slave to anyone.

ANd it was a self-defense case.

There are more “slaves” arond here driving better cars than mine, buying better groceries than I buy, living off of others’ government confiscated taxpayer welfare money, getting PAID to have children, finding ways to come up with daycare scams (where I am) to bilk more money out of the taxpayers, they have protected class status and that’s the only reason this closed investigation got reopened and tried, they benefit from affirmative action programs across the country to let less qualified blacks get jobs more qualified people could fill and do better,

and THEY are the slaves.

Living in a dreamworld, homey. Living in a dream world.


27 posted on 07/13/2013 9:48:37 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
In my opinion it was harassment, because the young man was not doing anything.

You cannot legally punch someone in the nose and bang their head on the concrete because they harass you. And they just might shoot you if you do.

28 posted on 07/13/2013 9:48:59 PM PDT by South40
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Yeah that’s some Bullsh*t, ya’ll noes thats only Blacks peoples is okays ta kills udder Blacks peoples!


29 posted on 07/13/2013 9:49:43 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

AND FOR THE LAST TIME GEORGE ZIMMERMAN IS HISPANIC, NOT WHITE.

He is 1/4 black, 1/2 hispanic, and 1/4 caucasian.

Obama is (if we believe him) 1/2 WHITE. Obama is MORE WHITE than GEORGE ZIMMERMAN.


30 posted on 07/13/2013 9:50:24 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

La Raza is a Mexican racist organization. They hate all Latinos that come from Central or South America. GZ’s family is from Peru. As far as La Raza is concerned, Peruvians are Anglos.


31 posted on 07/13/2013 9:51:05 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Venita, who didn’t want to give her last name because of her position at an area college

I sure hope her "position" isn't as a teacher because she's as dumb as a rock. She is living evidence of Reagan's statement that "it's not that liberals don't know anything; it's that so much of what they know is wrong."

32 posted on 07/13/2013 9:51:26 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Hey Reverend (and revered in his own mind )AL Sharptongue and Jessie Jacka$$ are headed to Florida .

Hey Al , why dont you clean up NYC first !!? (Gun Free Zone)

Hey Je$$ie Jacka$$, why dont you clean Chicago first !!? (Gun Free Zone)

Two race baiter$ in One $tate , whoda thunk ??

33 posted on 07/13/2013 9:51:30 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” - Ronald Reagan)
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To: P-Marlowe

This must be why they are so popular with Barry and the ‘RATS.


34 posted on 07/13/2013 9:53:20 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If America is a nation of immigrants, where's my free stuff?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Hey dummies in Chicago, all is well, you can go back to killing each other now..no one is noticing anyway


35 posted on 07/13/2013 9:53:49 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Why do they care more about Trayvon Martin than they do about all the Black kids killed in Chicago every week!


36 posted on 07/13/2013 9:54:11 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"So this fool has never heard of double jeapordy? Or did she think it was a game show? "

Eric Holder and the feds will come after Zimmerman on federal civil rights violation charges.

37 posted on 07/13/2013 9:55:49 PM PDT by blam
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Sympathy is found in the dictionary between shiite and syphilis.

They got their OJ verdict, we got our GZ verdict. How about we call it even before things get really ugly and onesided...


38 posted on 07/13/2013 9:57:58 PM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Venita, who didn’t want to give her last name because of her position at an area college

Venita will surely blend in with all the other Venitas who work at area colleges.

Hell, give her a Rhodes Scholarship just for this brilliant plan.

39 posted on 07/13/2013 9:59:47 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: Tailgunner Joe

They shot or killed 74 in Chicago over the July 4th week end.

I’m betting they will exceed that in the next few days.


40 posted on 07/13/2013 9:59:48 PM PDT by llevrok (We are in a new Cold War. At home.)
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In Chicago three young Black men were shot to death between Friday evening and noon Saturday. And an innocent 8 year old Black girl was beaten to death, apparently by her own grandmother. No local outrage over these crimes, because the killers were Black. Talk about racism......
41 posted on 07/13/2013 10:00:22 PM PDT by Godwin1
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To: TigersEye

Just where in the he** are these people getting their information? Oh yeah - our beloved media. The sooner this arm of the government goes down, the happier I’ll be. That includes FOX news too - they are so left leaning that I don’t even watch them any more. They wanted to be liked and threw their hat in the liberal ring. They can all go under for all I care. They are responsible for the dumbing down of the electorate in this country.


42 posted on 07/13/2013 10:02:32 PM PDT by Catsrus (`)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

These people are so stupid, we should just lie to them tomorrow and tell them that George was executed in the electric chair by the city of Australia overnight. They would just take three buses to get to the nearest supermarket and get free food off your dime and forget about it all.


43 posted on 07/13/2013 10:03:38 PM PDT by The Toll
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To: LibsRJerks

How did his bag of Skittles get on the porch of the condo he was staying at and yet he couldn’t get away from G.Z. and ended up many yards away, back where he came from, pounding G.Z.’s head in?


44 posted on 07/13/2013 10:03:57 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: txhurl

Probably not. The legacy of Trayvon Martin? Dear Lord, these people are ignorant. I suspect he would be a number in state prison in another year or so anyway. That was his destination - unfortunately.


45 posted on 07/13/2013 10:04:15 PM PDT by Catsrus (`)
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“Jackson said, “I think it was always a stretch, having, this is not a jury of his peers: six women, not one black, not one man. It never was a jury of his peers.”

Moron.


46 posted on 07/13/2013 10:04:25 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: lonestar

Those 25 boys who will be killed in Chicago this week will look like Jessie’s. Whitey is getting pretty tired of this crap.

Pray for America to Wake Up


47 posted on 07/13/2013 10:04:35 PM PDT by bray (Coming soon: The Republic of Texas 2022)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

They couldn’t find a single person who supported the verdict? Interesting, but typical of today’s press.


48 posted on 07/13/2013 10:05:44 PM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
You Chicago Amish can go back to killing each other, now.

Sorry for the distraction.

49 posted on 07/13/2013 10:05:55 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Molon Labbie

With one exception: GZ was acting in self defense.


50 posted on 07/13/2013 10:07:28 PM PDT by Catsrus (`)
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