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Obama: 'Trayvon Martin could have been me, 35 years ago'
Chicago Tribune ^ | 1:57 p.m. CDT, July 19, 2013 | Tribune staff and wire reports

Posted on 07/19/2013 12:07:49 PM PDT by Red Steel

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To: Red Steel

“Trayvon Martin could have been me, 35 years ago.”

Yeah. Just think. *sigh*


41 posted on 07/19/2013 12:50:48 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (The Buck Stops Over There.)
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To: NEMDF

Yep, exactly...


42 posted on 07/19/2013 12:51:55 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Breaking News: Hillary not running in 2016. Brain tumor found during recent colonoscopy...)
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To: Red Steel

This comment was a GIGANTIC mistake.

For any President, let alone the petulant Obama, to align himself with a court case — especially AFTER a jury has decided it — not only demeans the presidency, it reinforces the idea that this is a single-issue guy, and that issue is race. Not smart “optics”.


43 posted on 07/19/2013 12:52:42 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: digger48

Fluent in slurp, gobble and chomp.


44 posted on 07/19/2013 12:52:52 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: Red Steel

Here’s an e-mail from a friend who doesn’t training for cops and is a range master for classes for retired cops.


Enjoy/

Martin was a criminal. He was protected from more than one criminal charge by a crooked chief of school district police that ordered the hiding of crimes by juveniles. This jerk was actually “decorated” for “lowering the incidents of juvenile crime”. Martin was a drug user and dealer and was dealing to other students. He was also selling stolen property including jewelry. If he had been in juvenile hall where he should have been, he would not have gotten shot. Martin has posted pictures which boast of gang attachments.

He was not walking through that community because he was taking a “short cut”. He was looking for more stuff to steal in a community that had already been heavily victimized. The hood was to disguise his face. It was raining. You do not wear a sopping wet cotton hoody for very long for any legitimate purpose.

Zimmerman was walking back to his vehicle when Martin came up from behind. And Martin was supposedly “frightened”? I am sure he was hoping to sucker punch Zimmerman while his back was turned.

Martin saw the gun and tried to get it...........and he got shot.

In last known pictures, Martin is taller than all the adults around him.

These two parents are washouts. So neither divorced mom nor dad could take care of Martin or his younger sibling?!?!? They were parked at the dad’s “fiance’s house” !?!?!?!?

There have been quite a few shootings of white people by black people since the incident with Martin. And these shootings were murder from the start. Gee, where is the outrage?!?!?

There have been MANY, MANY, MANY shootings, stabbings, and beatings of Black people by Black people since the Martin incident. Ninety seven percent of Black victims are caused by Black criminals. Gee, where is the outrage?!?!?!?

In Victorville yesterday, we had “protests” that involved jumping on cars and stomping out windows. Both my son and daughter in law were called on duty. 17 arrests.

The LAPD guys I know are absolutely ticked at their supervisors for letting things go too long. In once case, an Lt. in command proved he was an absolute political gumbie coward.

Of course, that is exactly why the Rodney King riots took off from a specific corner in LA. One yellow Lt. in so called “command”. Every guy I know on LAPD is talking about transferring to other departments, and all of them Sheriff’s Dept’s. Oh, except LASO. Two have already put their papers in.

I have been incredibly busy teaching cops and more and more citizens for the past 3 years. And now it is even picking up more.

The real bottom line is this country is going to be the United States of Shanty Town Detroit and will be in total civil unrest if we let this piece of garbage stay in office.

By the way. If you are not a fed and are a peace officer or are retired, this government is afraid of you. If you are, or have been a peace officer AND in the military, they are terrified of you. My son has worked on cross sworn teams with the US marshalls and the FBI. He has found two US marshalls in the last three years that he “thinks” he can trust. One guy I know who was workig for DHS quit after four years and went to work for a state LE agency. He said he was sick and tired of the immense corruption in the DHS.


45 posted on 07/19/2013 12:55:02 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Red Steel

Really, so tell us then, who did you commit felony assault against 20 years ago??? Inquiring minds want to know.


46 posted on 07/19/2013 12:56:25 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: Red Steel

If you are not a member of a protected class established by this administration, you could be George Zimmerman, and be railroaded by the current mob-justice system.


47 posted on 07/19/2013 12:57:38 PM PDT by windsorknot (>>>)
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To: SoCalTransplant

First of all, Mr. Obama is half-white. Second, at Trayvon’s age, he was living with his white grandparents. In fact, he was raised entirely by white people and never grew up in a black household. At Trayvon’s age, Obama was attending an exclusive prep school. IIRC, he was the only black (or half-black) student. The notion that he was walking around in a hoodie sharing in Trayvon-like experiences is a total joke. Just like most of what he says.


48 posted on 07/19/2013 12:58:06 PM PDT by Stingray51
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To: null and void
Knock yourself out.

No, really, knock yourself out!

LOL

49 posted on 07/19/2013 12:58:44 PM PDT by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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To: SoCalTransplant

Only difference between Obama and St Skittles...

Obama wasn’t raised as a nigga’ he was raised as a cracka’!


50 posted on 07/19/2013 12:58:59 PM PDT by Caliban (Politics is war conducted by other means...)
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To: SoCalTransplant

Only difference between Obama and St Skittles...

Obama wasn’t raised as a nigga’ he was raised as a cracka’!


51 posted on 07/19/2013 12:59:06 PM PDT by Caliban (Politics is war conducted by other means...)
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To: Red Steel

Obama could also say: “Thirty years ago I could have been Lemaricus Davidson, Letalvis Cobbins, or George Thomas.”

The above are the names of the three black males involved in the January 2007 torture-murders of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom in Knoxville, Tennessee.


52 posted on 07/19/2013 1:05:08 PM PDT by Caliban (Politics is war conducted by other means...)
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To: Nowhere Man

Being from the suburbs of Pittsburgh I would say you were very wise to lock your car door. I once got lost driving in an all black neighborhood and it was a very frightening experience. The hatred blacks have towards whites is palpable. You couldn’t pay me to go into that crime infested city unless I was very well armed.


53 posted on 07/19/2013 1:17:05 PM PDT by 426cuda (Disobedience to tyrants is obedience to God)
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To: Red Steel

54 posted on 07/19/2013 1:18:05 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: JennysCool
This comment was a GIGANTIC mistake.

For any President, let alone the petulant Obama, to align himself with a court case — especially AFTER a jury has decided it — not only demeans the presidency, it reinforces the idea that this is a single-issue guy, and that issue is race. Not smart “optics”.

It won't make a bit of difference. They knew he was a communist agitator communiteh organizer when he was running for president. Look at what happened in his native country of Kenya after his cuz Raila Odinga lost in 2007.


Supporters of presidential candidate Raila Odinga riot after Mwai Kibaki was declared to have won the election.
Photo: AFP


Post-election riots in Kenya instigated by Odinga

Daz whut he want, so steer it up, yup!

55 posted on 07/19/2013 1:31:10 PM PDT by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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To: Red Steel
"And there are very few African American men who haven't had the experience of walking across the street and hearing the locks click on the doors of cars. That happens to me, at least before I was a senator."

The Horror!

56 posted on 07/19/2013 1:43:40 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Rummyfan

35 years ago?

That is not TODAY....esteemed Mr. President.

35 years ago in chicago?

not today in sanford fl.

not today in the rest of the non-rathole bastions.


57 posted on 07/19/2013 1:45:51 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: max americana
...and the fat imbecile for 35 years ago who couldn’t read was moochelle?

LOL!

58 posted on 07/19/2013 1:46:26 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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59 posted on 07/19/2013 1:47:35 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Red Steel

If only there had been a George Zimmerman, too.


60 posted on 07/19/2013 1:48:42 PM PDT by CityCenter (Pleading the 5th is just so 1972.)
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