Skip to comments.Houston's reaction to charge in Trayvon Martin case
Posted on 04/12/2012 10:28:42 AM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
Houstonians reacted Wednesday to the second degree murder charges against Florida neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman.
"This is perfect. This is awesome. I'm glad they're jumping on it," Texas Southern University NAACP President Jylise Smith said.
Zimmerman admitted to shooting Trayvon Martin back in February. Zimmerman has said it was self-defense.
"I'm glad that, as America, we're doing something about this," Smith said.
Smith organized a rally last month and said she believed protests around the nation prompted the charged against Zimmerman.
"I think it played a huge part because they see, as Americans, we're against what happened," Smith said.
Community activist Quanell X said the pressure will continue.
"I think the system must recognize that they're not just dealing with Trayvon Martin anymore. They're dealing with an entire people in this country who are calling for justice," Quanell X said.
Florida prosecutors insisted the trial will play out in a courtroom and not the court of public opinion.
"Let me emphasize that we do not prosecute by public opinion. We prosecute based on the facts of any given case as well as the laws in the state of Florida," Florida Special Prosecutor Angela Corey said.
Zimmerman is in custody.
If he is found guilty of second-degree murder, he could get up to life in prison.
Whoever screams the loudest, wins.
Suddenly she’s not a hyphenated-American.
I know. Just like the first Wookie was only proud to be an American once her husband became the first affirmative action president.
WTF is a “Quanell X.”
A new earth element? The Kentucky Fried Chicken secret ingredient?
They elected the cultural alien kenyan clown to the big white house.
Soon the experiment in affirmative action will be over and reality will set in....domestically and internationally.
There, fixed it.
Thanks for the laugh!
Quanell X is the local equivalent to Al Sharpton; he’s the local leader of the New Black Panther Party. His front is that of a preacher; his job is that of “Community Organizer/Activist”.
Lets put it this way.......Houston isn’t Texas; there’s not but maybe 3 Republicans left in the “City”. The Republicans moved out of the city into the surrounding County, and in some cases out of the county altogether. Fewer than 25% of the eligible electorate even bothered to vote in the last City election. City elections are really just Democrat party primaries.
I needed a laugh and this was great!!!!
At first, I thought they meant 'Whitney.' I imagine she was pretty silent on the whole situation.
I don’t know if he should have been arrested. I am trying to view the facts through a media filter from 1000 miles away, and still don’t think we know what happened.
I do know what a lynch mob looks like though...and this is it!
Texas Southern University NAACP President and Quanel X...two, cherry picked “Houstonians” asked to comment on the Zimmerman case. That’s rich.
And the writer of the article then takes their very bias opinion and labels it “Houston’s reaction to charge....” as if they represent the typical point of view in Houston.
They arrested him so cities wouldn’t burn.
WTF is a Quanell X.
Proof that a POS has vocal cords.
Thanks for clearing that up for me. :)
Lol. The Southern fried Mr. Hanky (for the South Park fans out there)
“At first, I thought they meant ‘Whitney.’ I imagine she was pretty silent on the whole situation. “
LOL. I had the same thought. :)