Skip to comments.Obama on Zimmerman verdict: 'A jury has spoken'
Posted on 07/14/2013 12:16:40 PM PDT by maggief
President Barack Obama urged Americans to keep calm in the wake of Saturday's jury verdict finding George Zimmerman not guilty of charges associated with the controversial shooting death of black teen Trayvon Martin.
"I know this case has elicited strong passions. And in the wake of the verdict, I know those passions may be running even higher," Obama said Sunday in a statement. "But we are a nation of laws, and a jury has spoken. I now ask every American to respect the call for calm reflection from two parents who lost their young son."
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That’s a much better statement than I would have expected.
Kind of worrying when you consider how Obama traditionally behaves.
Say one thing and do another.
Calling for gun control ..... again ?
“But we are a nation of laws...”
I’m surprised he didn’t bleed from the mouth when he said this.
Good. For once, he said something intelligent...and for once, I am in agreement with what he said.
A note on the bottom of he link said Zimmerman has filed suit against NBC Universal. VERY good.
Meanwhile Soetoro has ordered Holder to release the krackens.
Exactly. He may say this publicly but he’s probably working behind the scenes with other racists, especially those in the Just Us Department, to charge GZ with civil rights abuses.
Ummm, no. “A jury has spoken” rather than “THE jury has spoken.” Hussein has instructed Holder to bring Zimmerman up on federal charges.
Obama’s still in mourning over his imaginary son
Dude, his proxies, like Harry Reid, are saying what’s on Obunga’s mind!
Release the creepy-ass crackers!
“We are a nation of laws...”
You wouldn’t know it, by his hand...
Clearly hinting at an impending federal "civil rights" prosecution.
Jarrett probably wrote that because he’s too stupid to know what to say without getting himself in a pickle. Wonder if there were any more robberies at the gated community after Trayvon got shot?
“A jury”. Exactly. Implying more than one to speak.
Don't forget his army of Flying Monkeys.
He will not be able to resist emotion over law. If he does however, I give him a kudos for being presidential.
Of course..Obama knows Holder will do everything he can to protect “His people” and go after Zimmerman..it was Obama and the DOJ who started this insanity to begin with..Obama loves a race war, its what he has always wanted, that way the white guilt crowd will vote Democrat
..."sometimes...when I'm in the mood and it works to my advantage."
Most people I’ll try to give them the benefit of a doubt but Obama has played the game too many times for me to trust him.
Maybe we should do all we can to stem the tide of VIOLENCE.
Like... maybe... getting young black male teens to stop idolizing gangstas, and telling people that the "Knockout Game" is thuggish, racist, disgusting, criminal behavior that can be supported by no decent person on the face of the earth? And that anyone who engages in such behavior deserves what he gets when he picks on the wrong victim?
And shaming the young gangstas, and telling them to stop beating and knifing and shooting people of all races, including black people, and black children who really ARE children?
Oh, he’s so Presidential ... so reasonable ... such a uniter ...
Do we know GZ’s whereabouts? I really hope he’s already left the country.
I am not sure about that. Obviously the comparison is to the Rodney King riots. The Bush administration was reacting to the riots, not the verdict itself, in bringing federal charges against the LA police. So far there have been no riots, and Obama has now put out a fairly conciliatory statement. Chances for federal charges are dropping by the hour.
On the MSNBC website they have a poll asking if the jury was correct. It’s losing 51-48. www.tv.msnbc.com and scroll down to editor’s pick, there’s a picture of Zimmerman and click on the link if you’d like to vote.
“We should ask ourselves if were doing all we can to stem the tide of smaller weaker people being able to defend themselves against murder attempts by MMA fighters”
Vito Corleone could always sound conciliatory while Luca Brasi was chopping the legs off his enemies. Holder is Obama’s Luca Brasi.
He may say this publicly but hes probably working behind the scenes with other racists, especially those in the Just Us Department, to charge GZ with civil rights abuses.
“He speaks with forked tongue, just like the snake he is”.
-Chief Two Deer Legs
Is NBC the network that put out the photos of a 12-13 year-old Trayvon? That was one factor that really messed up the whole story for the public, as was making Mr. Zimmerman to be VERY white. (not that it should make a difference, but calling someone a “White” Hispanic was weird)
Left unsaid, “Tomorrow (Monday) AG Holder and I will be meeting to scheme how to bring George Zimmerman to justice.”
The jury of SIX WOMEN has spoken. DOJ can advance this administration’s War On Women by going after George Z with a bogus “civil rights” case and overriding this jury’s verdict.
i don't honor pot smoking, thieving, gangbangers. he did more for his family financially by dying than he would have his whole worthless life.
“A jury has kept Benghazi, the incompetence of my former and present SecState, the IRS abuses, NSA spying, my wifes endless high maintenance vacations, my own golf games, and the idiotic mamblings my brainless Veep out of the news for the past several weeks, for which I am very thankful”.
I’ll reserve comment until a federal charges decision is made on “civil rights” violations.
You must forgive him, English is not his native language - Kenyan and Indonesian are.
“George Zimmerman has sued NBC Universal for defamation. The company strongly denies the allegation.”
I didn’t know he had already... good!
You'll rot in hell.
This is no different than your other games...
"The death of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy. Not just for his family, or for any one community, but for America. I know this case has elicited strong passions. And in the wake of the verdict, I know those passions may be running even higher. But we are a nation of laws, and a jury has spoken. I now ask every American to respect the call for calm reflection from two parents who lost their young son. And as we do, we should ask ourselves if were doing all we can to widen the circle of compassion and understanding in our own communities. We should ask ourselves if were doing all we can to stem the tide of gun violence that claims too many lives across this country on a daily basis. We should ask ourselves, as individuals and as a society, how we can prevent future tragedies like this. As citizens, thats a job for all of us. Thats the way to honor Trayvon Martin."
The fact that elected official have to urge one specific group to remain calm speaks volumes about their culture.
The case only came to trial because of YOUR instructions to Corey.
According to his lawyer he already has his gun back and says he needs it now more than over. I really hope George has left the country, he needs to go to Puerto Rico or somewhere else for a while, he is NOT safe here
Whoa, when I read the headliine, I was expecting to see
A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative posted by John Semmens under it.
This case didn’t involve gun violence. The gun was self defence. It was fist and concrete violence. Why should we honor Trayvon’s violent behavior, Mr. President?