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FBI probe shooting death of Trayvon Martin by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman ^ | March 20 2012 | CNN staff

Posted on 03/21/2012 11:20:24 AM PDT by NoLibZone

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To: roadcat

I didn’t know Zimmerman was 5’2”. At that height, if he weighs 240 lbs. (100 lbs. heavier than Martin), he probably isn’t in the best condition physically.

But, that doesn’t mean he didn’t start the confrontation. He might’ve been cocky because he knew what he was packing. His size and shape could explain why the teen got the best of him, though, in the physical fight.

101 posted on 03/22/2012 7:38:02 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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To: Manly Warrior

Absolutely. Investigate further. If charges apply, then charge him, and let the courts figure it out. It’s a shame this tragedy is being used to divide people further, but it’s a greater shame that it happened in the first place.

Hope you recover soon from the knee procedure. Thanks for your comments.

102 posted on 03/22/2012 7:43:13 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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To: Uncle Lonny

I agree with you about the photos circulating. I don’t know why the media has been circulating younger photos of Martin. He looked innocent enough in the Facebook photo, and there was another more recent photo somewhere - he looked like a nice young man in that one, too. Meanwhile, the one photo of Zimmerman looks like a mugshot. So, sure, we have to wonder about the media.

But, I wouldn’t care if Zimmerman looked like an angel and the teen had looked like a thug in his photos. It’s the story itself that doesn’t make sense. I’m glad the legislator who wrote the “Stand Your Ground” legislation came forward to defend it and explain how it probably doesn’t fit this particular case. I’m sure we’ll learn more information soon enough. Thanks again for your comments.

103 posted on 03/22/2012 7:58:06 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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You are so right about conservatives being branded racists. It has been one of my most oft fought fights with those who find out I am a conservative. They instantly brand me a racist. It is difficult to defend oneself when there is absolutely no basis in fact for the charge. And how many times did I have to say George W. Bush had not one racist bone in his body.

104 posted on 03/23/2012 9:53:52 AM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: DallasSun; sickoflibs; Liz

Every well-know REAL racist was a Democrat - from Bull Conner to George Wallace. And they stayed democrat. The only racist that switched was Maddox. The rest of them just changed victims - once they hated blacks - then they updated to hating conservatives. Same narrow minded bigots they always were - just new targets...

Sen. Byrd ran the Senate for decades - was a past member of the KKK. The first governor to put the confederate battle flag on a state flag was a democrat from South Carolina - I think it was Collins - but I’m not sure. Anyhow the guy stayed a democrat his whole life - and ‘switched’ victim groups along with the rest of the liberal bigots.

I wish you luck with this - it’s not easy being a conservative. You’ll like this - it’s the truth about journalists. When you run into someone who says they’re objective - show them this. It’s the truth:

Collect truth and facts - when people attack you for being racists BECAUSE you’re conservative, bring up the truth and then back off... Liberals are thin-skinned and mean - so they can’t handle much diversity of thought. A little at a time works best.

105 posted on 03/23/2012 10:23:52 AM PDT by GOPJ (Democrat-Media Complex - buried stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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