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Statement by the President
The White House Office of the Press Secretary ^ | 7-14-2013

Posted on 07/14/2013 12:30:01 PM PDT by smoothsailing

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release - July 14, 2013

Statement by the President

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 we’re doing all we can to widen the circle of compassion and understanding in our own communities. We should ask ourselves if we’re 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, that’s a job for all of us. That’s the way to honor Trayvon Martin.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Florida
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1 posted on 07/14/2013 12:30:01 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
I'm not willing to give the president any credit for this statement. Its rife with implication that the verdict was unjust.

Exactly what I expected from the jerk.

2 posted on 07/14/2013 12:31:17 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: smoothsailing

Yes, we should honor a useless racist thug who assaulted Zimmerman and got shot for it. BLECH. Where’s the barf alert?


3 posted on 07/14/2013 12:31:37 PM PDT by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, STANDING WITH RAND.)
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To: smoothsailing
That’s the way to honor Trayvon Martin.

What the...?

4 posted on 07/14/2013 12:32:12 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If America is a nation of immigrants, where's my free stuff?)
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To: smoothsailing

I think he realizes this is not the case he needs it to be. So, they’ll wait for another case where the police act stupidly and some white killed some innocent black kid. Incidentally, 93% of blacks are killed by other blacks. 85% of whites are killed by whites. 15% of whites are killed by “other.”

http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-201_162-3153497.html


5 posted on 07/14/2013 12:32:28 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: smoothsailing

Well, since little barry bastard boy sent his smarter half out to try and destroy George Zimmerman regardless of the evidence, it is not surprising that the racist-in-chief never even mentions George Zimmerman and the wreck the obamao regime has made of his life. Disgusting puke in the white hut is being his usual self in a storm ...


6 posted on 07/14/2013 12:32:45 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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7 posted on 07/14/2013 12:33:06 PM PDT by RedMDer (When immigrants cannot or will not assimilate, its really just an invasion. Throw them out!)
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To: skeeter

Never let a manufactured “crisis” go to waste.


8 posted on 07/14/2013 12:33:20 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: skeeter

As expected, he’s lying again.


9 posted on 07/14/2013 12:33:31 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: skeeter

That’s my take on it too Skeeter.


10 posted on 07/14/2013 12:33:38 PM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: smoothsailing
That’s the way to honor Trayvon Martin.

The best way to honor Trayvon is to down a "Purple Drank" followed by a shot.

11 posted on 07/14/2013 12:33:49 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: smoothsailing

where’s the honor for George Zimmerman


12 posted on 07/14/2013 12:34:02 PM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: smoothsailing

Obama = Asshole.


13 posted on 07/14/2013 12:34:07 PM PDT by SilverMine (silver@mainetv.net)
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To: All

what the eff was gun violence?


14 posted on 07/14/2013 12:34:34 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: smoothsailing

Good start, Mr. President.

I would go further.

Make sure there is no additional prosecution in this case.

This needs to be put to rest.


15 posted on 07/14/2013 12:36:26 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: smoothsailing

frickin’ coward won’t be recorded


16 posted on 07/14/2013 12:36:33 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true.)
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To: skeeter

Just can’t help himself.....

How about looking a couple of blocks from your own house in Chicago?

Until then, how about STFU?


17 posted on 07/14/2013 12:36:49 PM PDT by military cop (I carry a .45....cause they don't make a .46....)
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To: max americana

His version of “gun violence” is bullcrap. It’s using a gun in legitimate self defense.


18 posted on 07/14/2013 12:36:59 PM PDT by gunner03
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To: smoothsailing; KC_Lion

Great idea Barry. Get the feral urban utes under control and I guarantee the gun violence will drop. Oh? Not what you meant? Why not?

If they want to act like an escapee tribe of Raiders from Fallout 3, do not be shocked when they get treated as such in real life by their victims.


19 posted on 07/14/2013 12:37:13 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: smoothsailing

Gun violence? No words condemning the knockout game or thuggery in general? FUBO


20 posted on 07/14/2013 12:37:22 PM PDT by paint_your_wagon
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To: smoothsailing

Hey CLOWN. One way to stem gun violence is to NOT slam someone’s head into a sidewalk...that’ll help guarantee that you won’t get shot by them.


21 posted on 07/14/2013 12:37:36 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: smoothsailing

Watch the other hand.


22 posted on 07/14/2013 12:37:51 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: smoothsailing

What a farce!

Compassion for a thug and gangsta, but no compassion for the person who really cared for his fellow man by trying to protect them....George Zimmerman.


23 posted on 07/14/2013 12:37:51 PM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real, they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: smoothsailing
listen stooopid... SELF DEFENSE IS NOT GUN VIOLENCE you miserable puke you
24 posted on 07/14/2013 12:38:35 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: skeeter

“A” jury, not “The” jury. Civil will drain all $ from all Zimmerman dirty Jews and white hispanic family.

Take away guns.

Not, “come together as a nation”. No, we don’t want blacks and whites to get along, no, he as 0bama president doesn’t want to call himself a mixed race individual and heal the country.

This verdict was what he wanted.


25 posted on 07/14/2013 12:38:52 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich (“To learn who rules over you, simply find out whom you are not allowed to criticize.” ~ Voltaire)
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To: smoothsailing

I notice obama forgot to commend George Zimmerman for being a law abiding citizen who followed gun and all other laws, was a longtime Neighborhood Watch volunteer like thousands of other Americans.

Remember... if you see something, say something..right?


26 posted on 07/14/2013 12:39:01 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: smoothsailing

This guy is beyond belief! Why would I even remotely CONSIDER ‘honoring’ a punk who got what he deserved? Even his own DADDY was telling him, ‘You’re on the wrong path, Son; time to change course!’

Funny how 0bama’s ‘white half’ didn’t side with that white woman who was nearly beaten to death by a black thug a few weeks back!

How I loathe that POS. Completely and totally. Wish I could feel SORRY for him for being such an inept leader, a MANUFACTURED Manchurian Candidate, but I simply no longer care. I’m just hunkerin’ down, ridin’ the storm out.


27 posted on 07/14/2013 12:39:16 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: max americana

American Arafat.


28 posted on 07/14/2013 12:39:19 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Say no to Homobama))
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To: skeeter

Why wasn’t this call for peace issued last night before it became obvious that there would be no rioting?


29 posted on 07/14/2013 12:39:20 PM PDT by REDWOOD99 ("Everyone should pay taxes. Everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: smoothsailing

FUBO


30 posted on 07/14/2013 12:40:07 PM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: smoothsailing

“I know this case has elicited strong passions.”

****

Which you helped inflame.


31 posted on 07/14/2013 12:40:33 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Gen.Blather

They will wait next time to assure that the shooter is a white Euro instead of a white Hispanic. I don’t think I could despise this racist pos who’s presently occupying ‘the people’s house’ any more than I do.


32 posted on 07/14/2013 12:40:46 PM PDT by EDINVA (u)
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To: smoothsailing
We should ask ourselves, as individuals and as a society, how we can prevent future tragedies like this.

Should be easy...don't attack a guy who is "packing". Dumb. Does this mean that "O" is going to invite Zimmerman to the White Hut for a beer?

33 posted on 07/14/2013 12:41:45 PM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: skeeter

“O” at first heard the name “Zimmerman”, and, of course, that was a “fat cracka” name. . but, he went off half cocked and gave an initial “speech” - then he discovered that Zimmerman was Hispanic. After that, he had to sort of shut up or risk alienating the Hispanic community that the Democrats are counting on to deliver them the golden goose, so which do you alienate - the blacks, or the Hispanics? ROCK, meet HARD PLACE, cause that’s where “O” is caught. -


34 posted on 07/14/2013 12:42:05 PM PDT by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Mr. President, you ask “We should ask ourselves, as individuals and as a society, how we can prevent future tragedies like this.”

Mr. President, you should make sure that the sons who look like the son you imagined are brought up decent and not gangsta.


35 posted on 07/14/2013 12:42:11 PM PDT by plangent
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To: newnhdad

“what the eff was gun violence?”

It was the lawful use of defending ones self from a black racist thug bent on killing or maiming the “cracker” who interrupted his peaceful night of thievery.


36 posted on 07/14/2013 12:42:55 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: smoothsailing

>That’s the way to HONOR Trayvon Martin.<

.
Say what?


37 posted on 07/14/2013 12:43:40 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: smoothsailing
I will 'honor' Trayvon Martin when hell freezes over; which would provide some relief for Mr. Martin, incidentally.

I will instead honor my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ; for providing strength and courage to the women serving on the jury. I will admit I didn't think they had the guts to do the right thing, but the Lord came through on their behalf.

38 posted on 07/14/2013 12:45:11 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: smoothsailing

SInce ZImmerman did not commit a crime, did he get his gun back?


39 posted on 07/14/2013 12:46:35 PM PDT by chopperman
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To: smoothsailing

The death of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy. Not just for his family, or for any one community, but for America.

Sorry but can not allow you to get away with this. Please EXPLAIN how this was a tragedy for America? Thousands of American die every single day. Many are killed in some manner. This death while certainly a tragedy for those involved is a basic run of the mill death. A dumb arrogant kid who was a wannabe thug lifer pushed his luck in attacking an armed man and it cost him his life. In no way is this a tragedy for America except in that the race pimps and the MSM and the President tried to use to to score political points, make money and drive an agenda.


40 posted on 07/14/2013 12:47:26 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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The pro M crowds are all about gun control, despite denials by Corey.

The pro M prosecution team is all bucking for federal jobs or jobs with anti-gun thinktanks imho. Also they all have lifetime tenured positions as lecturers in the BGI circuit.— building antipathy and racism via making a travesty of the legal system, by using the power of the state to harass an innocent man.

Obama is in essence exclusively supporting the BGI with his statement and continuing to divide our country.


41 posted on 07/14/2013 12:47:40 PM PDT by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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To: smoothsailing

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42 posted on 07/14/2013 12:48:43 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Arguing with a marxist is like playing Chess with a Pigeon.)
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To: smoothsailing

Honor, gun violence?

Young wannabe gangbanger a victim of his actions. Exterminated before he could inseminate numerous illiterate Ho’s and burden society with the results.
Honor this Obama, you clown


43 posted on 07/14/2013 12:49:17 PM PDT by Joshua
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To: skeeter

In truth, he should have just kept his Effing mouth shut! This has noting to do with him any more than any other murder trial in the country.


44 posted on 07/14/2013 12:49:27 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: smoothsailing

So, why didn’t he name every other teenager who’s died violently since the Zimmerman incident? Don’t those folks count?


45 posted on 07/14/2013 12:49:32 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: MHGinTN
Well, since little barry bastard boy sent his smarter half out to try and destroy George Zimmerman regardless of the evidence, it is not surprising that the racist-in-chief never even mentions George Zimmerman and the wreck the obamao regime has made of his life. Disgusting puke in the white hut is being his usual self in a storm...

Yep! The way GZ was railroaded by the Just Us Dept. is the only real tragedy in this whole fiasco!

46 posted on 07/14/2013 12:49:41 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: smoothsailing

We should ask ourselves, as individuals and as a society, how we can prevent future tragedies like this

As long as young men, mostly black ones, believe the lie that the Thug Life is “cool”, they will end up like Trayvon........


47 posted on 07/14/2013 12:49:46 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: smoothsailing
I see no reason to honor a feral, racist punk....

or Trayvon Martin, either.

48 posted on 07/14/2013 12:49:48 PM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as defined by the Law of Nature, not a 'person' as defined by the laws of Man)
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To: smoothsailing
We should ask ourselves, as individuals and as a society, how we can prevent future tragedies like this.

Don't launch a vicious and brutal attack on people on the sidewalk just because they happen to be crackas.

That would be a good start.

49 posted on 07/14/2013 12:50:16 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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50 posted on 07/14/2013 12:50:36 PM PDT by tomkat
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