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Gov. Patrick on Zimmerman Verdict: "It's Just Sad"
wgbhnews.org ^ | July 15, 2013 | Sarah Birnbaum and Abbie Ruzicka

Posted on 07/15/2013 3:01:39 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick took a solemn tone as he spoke with reporters at the State House on Monday about the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial.

"It's just sad," he said. "I don't know what you say to a young black boy, or mothers of young black boys if the message of this is that you can be pursued down the street by someone with a gun and if you try to defend yourself that person is justified in shooting you dead."

A Florida jury acquitted Zimmerman on Saturday of charges relating to the 2012 murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

Patrick, who was once in charge of the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice, said the DOJ's line of recourse is limited. He called the verdict disappointing.

"I know the hazards of trying to second guess a jury, but from what I understand of the facts, it's a chilling thought that you could be in a neighborhood out buying a soda and a pack of Skittles and have your life taken from you by somebody who just thinks you don't look like you belong there," he said.

Patrick said he thought it was a good thing that Massachusetts doesn't have laws like Florida's "stand your ground" law.

"We all suffer from the suppositions we make about people based on what they look like, and where they are, and whether you think they belong where they are is a reminder that we're all going to have to continue to think outside of those boxes, and in this case thinking in that box was deadly."


TOPICS: US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: blackkk; demagogicparty; devalpatrick; florida; georgezimmerman; massachusetts; trayvonmartin

1 posted on 07/15/2013 3:01:39 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

It’s just sad that so many Amish yutes grow up to be thugs and end their lives in violent manner, when it could all be avoided if they were civilized.


2 posted on 07/15/2013 3:03:26 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Goodbye America. Glad the majority of my years were spent during the good days.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Notice how few Governors and Mayors and Senators et al were “saddend” by the actions of the Supremist Court to pave the way for same sex marriages.


3 posted on 07/15/2013 3:05:40 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

so so sad
lol


4 posted on 07/15/2013 3:07:32 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Not Guilty by reason of sanity.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

What trial was he watching?


5 posted on 07/15/2013 3:07:55 PM PDT by henkster (The 0bama regime isn't a train wreck, it's a B 17 raid on the rail yard.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
... you can be pursued down the street by someone with a gun and if you try to defend yourself that person is justified in shooting you dead.

More false and misleading statements that will do nothing more than inflame racial divide and hatred. What is wrong with these idiot politicians? Are they complete idiots who will say and do anything to promote their agenda? Won't anyone prominent rise to counter their false and misleading statements?

Unfortunately, in the public forum, it's often the statements that are made last that are accepted as representative of the truth.

6 posted on 07/15/2013 3:08:10 PM PDT by Real Cynic No More (Border Fence Obamacare!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

7 posted on 07/15/2013 3:09:06 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
The assertion does not prove the fact, Gov. You can't prove your assertions.
In fact . . . In any setting other than political, your assertions would be called what they are . . . flat out lies.
8 posted on 07/15/2013 3:09:35 PM PDT by YHAOS
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Dear Governor Patrick, What happens in Florida is none of your damn business, take your racial politics elsewhere...


9 posted on 07/15/2013 3:10:39 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: a fool in paradise

What is really sad is to see our elected representatives just substitute their own “set of facts” for the ones that exist and are real.


10 posted on 07/15/2013 3:11:37 PM PDT by Shimmer1 (Disarming innocent people does not protect innocent people.)
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To: YHAOS

This only proves that these morons weren’t following the facts of the case, rather they get their information from the lame stream media.


11 posted on 07/15/2013 3:12:54 PM PDT by Catsrus (`)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
listen stooopid... what you think AND $5bucks will get you a cup of $tarbucks!!! feh
12 posted on 07/15/2013 3:14:15 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: Tailgunner Joe

Hmmmm, did he say the same thing after the OJ trial? You remember that trial, it’s where OJ killed not one but two white people and walked, I wonder what the buffoon deval had to say about that? I’m thinking he was one of the ones dancing in the street.


13 posted on 07/15/2013 3:14:31 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: Catsrus
"This only proves that these morons weren’t following the facts of the case . . . "

I think they know better.

14 posted on 07/15/2013 3:16:06 PM PDT by YHAOS
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To: Tailgunner Joe

"If we had a son, he would be Trayvon
and he would work with Dookhan in state labs ruining data."

15 posted on 07/15/2013 3:22:45 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Unless a politician is from the State of Florida, they have no business making any comments. The same holds true for stupid NFL players, Hollywood loons and forgotten singers—unless they were ON THE JURY/PAYING ATTENTION (many were and did not), they need to stop the tweets and threats.


16 posted on 07/15/2013 3:24:10 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I wonder if this government official is violating Zimmerman’s right to privacy?


17 posted on 07/15/2013 3:26:54 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

So sayeth Devaluate “Lil Barry” Patrick


18 posted on 07/15/2013 3:28:36 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

What you tell the mothers of young black boys is to not let them grow up to be thugs.


19 posted on 07/15/2013 3:36:54 PM PDT by TheDon (Inside Every Liberal is a Totalitarian Screaming to Get Out.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Po’ lil’ trayvon should have used his phone and called 911 instead of taking the law into his own hands. Or, he could have simply walked home. But no, he had to show that cracka that he was a bad ass gangsta.


20 posted on 07/15/2013 3:47:12 PM PDT by AmusedBystander (The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next)
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To: YHAOS

What we have heah is a failure to communicate...


21 posted on 07/15/2013 3:51:02 PM PDT by Anti dote
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Governor...your state has an upcoming trial...we will be watching and we will wait for your remarks as well...

people died...is it going to be just sad...for you???


22 posted on 07/15/2013 3:52:18 PM PDT by haircutter (,,,)
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To: Old Yeller

how many AMISH have committed crimes???

People on the internet are always insulting the Amish Group..I live very close to Amish, know Amish, buy from the Amish...I’ve never, never met a criminal among them...they are truly a PEACEFUL group, who asks nothing from the government...

why do you insult them?


23 posted on 07/15/2013 3:56:22 PM PDT by haircutter (,,,)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

>>>the message of this is that you can be pursued down the street by someone with a gun and if you try to defend yourself that person is justified in shooting you dead.<<<

The stupid — it burns!!! He has to know this is a damnable lie!!


24 posted on 07/15/2013 3:58:04 PM PDT by viaveritasvita ("The One who reigns forever, He is a Friend of mine, the G-d of angel armies is always by my side.")
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Deval Patrick is like Barack Obama in so many ways.

For example, note how easily he comes out with a baldfaced lie without even having to pause to construct it. They’re both highly-skilled natural liars.


25 posted on 07/15/2013 4:01:34 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Shimmer1

‘see our elected representatives just substitute their own “set of facts” ‘

This is alarming. His statement totally obscures and misconstrues the facts on that rainy night. He should have the decency and self-respect to respect the facts of this case and not substitute his own more convenient facts.

If the prosecution had evidence of Zimmerman hunting Trayvon down like a dog and then dispatching him with little or no mercy, I believe that they would have presented it at trial.

The danger here is that the black community is a powder keg at this time. Statements like this can only help to light the fuse. Maybe that IS the democrats intent.


26 posted on 07/15/2013 4:01:37 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Anti dote

“Failure to communicate”

I got to talk to quite a few young ‘Amish’ men in my last job.

I came to learn that the depth of their mendacity, added to the contempt they felt for me and other officers of the court, had a near mathematical relationship to the numbah of ‘Suhs’ they could insert into every shucking, jiving sentence.
One kid thought he was going to ‘sweet-talk’ this woman judge who was as tough as nails. I tried to advise him, in person more than once and in writing, but he wouldn’t listen and really got popped.

Not racist, just experiences.


27 posted on 07/15/2013 4:07:38 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"I don't know what you say to a young black boy, or mothers of young black boys

Or mothers of any color boys...

Never assault an armed man.

28 posted on 07/15/2013 4:08:53 PM PDT by marron
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To: Tailgunner Joe

He is such a racist hater. Now that is sad


29 posted on 07/15/2013 4:11:19 PM PDT by Carry me back
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To: madison10

“. The same holds true for stupid NFL players,”

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The NFL should be disbanded. Sorry,football fans but it is rife with thugs,and overpaid thugs at that.

.


30 posted on 07/15/2013 4:13:38 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Old Yeller

These Dem politicians and race hustling racists just want to get them back on the plantation. We’re out of our friggen minds to allow them to set the agenda. When is it enough? Plus, watch them now go after ccw.


31 posted on 07/15/2013 4:21:10 PM PDT by gunner03
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To: Tailgunner Joe

And this chump is an attorney, too.


32 posted on 07/15/2013 4:51:01 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Not as sad as outing yourself again deval... as a racist pig!


33 posted on 07/15/2013 5:29:18 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Oh and deval... you putrid commie... you have NO STANDING so STFU!


34 posted on 07/15/2013 5:30:25 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Chode

The problem is, this highly biased person is in a position of power over some of the people of this country.


35 posted on 07/15/2013 5:33:09 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Another racist who hates Hispanics.


36 posted on 07/15/2013 5:34:16 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: 5thGenTexan
100%
37 posted on 07/15/2013 5:50:44 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: haircutter

You’re kidding right? Please tell us that your kidding.
If you’re not kidding, then you REALLY need to spend a little more time here reading.


38 posted on 07/15/2013 5:55:24 PM PDT by jntrees
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To: Anti dote
"What we have heah is a failure to communicate..."

He speaks no language I know.

39 posted on 07/15/2013 6:36:32 PM PDT by YHAOS
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Cadillac Duval. Another stupid Democrat.


40 posted on 07/15/2013 6:41:27 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I hope every liberal politician incites every liberal screwball to go berserk so we can get this dilemma over with sooner rather than later. There is no sane way fix the problem other than just getting it over with.


41 posted on 07/15/2013 7:15:18 PM PDT by toomanylaws
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Did he use the word “saddened” when the illegal alien drunk driver killed a Massachusetts resident?


42 posted on 07/16/2013 4:23:33 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: darkwing104
I flew into Boston a few months ago. A recorded greeting is played on a walkway to welcome visitors. What made it memorable was two middle-age black guys were in front of me when his greeting was played. One asked the other about the squeaky voice and when he was told that the Governor is black, he said something along the line of “No brother talks like that!”
43 posted on 07/16/2013 4:26:54 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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