Skip to comments.Colin Powell: Trayvon Martin slaying verdict 'questionable' but not sure it has staying power
Posted on 08/25/2013 5:35:27 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says the jury verdict that freed the killer of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin was "questionable." But he isn't sure it will have staying power in the public consciousness.
Speaking on CBS's Face the Nation, Powell said cases like Martin's "blaze across the midnight sky" and are forgotten.
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I predict that this is one lesson that will not soon be forgotten. And it’s being reinforced every single day.
This man has gone way down hill...
Kind of like Semi-Colin Powell himself, actually.
He is gutless or stupid.
“He is gutless or stupid.”
Why can’t he be both?
For Colin Powell like most blacks and ALL blackafricanmericanperzonsofcolor race trumps
He’s like most all of those who rise to positions of authority: all of a sudden he thinks he’s an expert on everything. He should stick to his field of expertise.
A shining example of the Peter Principle in action. Powell has risen WAY BEYOND his level of competence.
Not if you have been paying attention, Colin ‘ol buddy.
Colin is just being Colin—AGAIN!
Trayvon should NOT have broken George Zimmerman’s nose.
Trayvon should NOT have given George Zimmerman two black eyes.
Trayvon should NOT have repeatedly slammed George Zimmerman’s head on the pavement.
Trayvon should NOT have gotten suspended from school for possessing traces of marijuana.
Trayvon should NOT have stolen 12 pcs of ladies jewelry, and a mans watch.
Trayvon should NOT have kept a flat head screwdriver described as a burglary tool, in his backpack.
Trayvon should NOT have had a criminal past of theft, hiding and acting suspicious.
Trayvon should NOT have encouraged ... fellow thugs to commit murder with the tweet, Plzz shoot da #mf dat lied 2 u!.
TRAYVON MARTIN: - Hey, are you following me?
GEORGE ZIMMERMAN: - Ummm, yes.
TRAYVON MARTIN: - May I ask why?
GEORGE ZIMMERMAN: - Well, uh, we've had a number off robberies in this neighborhood lately, and I don't recognize you...
TRAYVON MARTIN: - Oh, well, I'm Travon Martin, I'm spending the summer at my uncle's in unit 12. I expect you'll see a lot of me this summer.
GEORGE ZIMMERMAN: - OK, thanks, good to know. I'm George Zimmerman, by the way.
They shake hands.
TRAYVON MARTIN: - No, thank you for keeping an eye out for your neighbors!
And so Mr. Colin Powell every white person is to just ‘take the beating’ and not defend themselves. Every white person is to look away from a suspicious acting black person and not observe them?
We are truly living in an insane world. A drunk at a bar saying such a thing I can see. This man is educated.
This will not end well.
“For Colin Powell like most blacks and ALL
blackafricanmericanperzonsofcolor race trumps”
Yeah, and Powell, because of his prior political affiliations, job assignments, accent, light skin and features, his “blackness” has always been questioned by “real blacks”. Sooo, he has been on a quest to prove his blackness to them. Expect to see him rapping and break dancing during the run up to the 2014 elections....
it’s called a token
He advanced all his career because he was clean and articulate black man ...... sort of like Obama.
After the 1st Gulf War, there were a lot of heros. The MEDIA found the need to have a black hero. Colin was in the right position to be the media’s hero. Truth is that Colin was against everything that proved successful in that war.
How about commenting about the following cases that just “blazed across the sky”: the Newsome murder, the Lane Murder, the “Delbert the Veteran” murder, and many hundreds of others that do not get any publicity at all all. No comments from Powell, just crickets.
The verdict was only questioned by race baiters and those who don’t let facts get in the way
Seriously, I think Powell is suffering from senility.
Is Colin Powell a traitor? He was the one who used the term “You broke it, you own it,” about Iraq. That strategy turned the military victory into a disastrous attempt at rebuilding. The Iraqi’s should just have been left to their own devices. The US State Department deliberately took over from the Military and created a new “Vietnam” designed to bleed the USA and prevent its military intervention anywhere else, thereby leaving the field free for the Communists and Muslims.
Is it true that he was selected for advancement by the left way back and rose to the top as a result of affirmative action, and despite never having seen combat? His war wounds limited to “While on patrol in a Viet Cong-held area, he was wounded by stepping on a punji stake.”
Stay safe !