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Houston's reaction to charge in Trayvon Martin case
click2houston.com ^ | April 11, 2012

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.


TOPICS: US: Texas
KEYWORDS: quanellx; trayvonmartin
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21 posted on 04/12/2012 12:54:59 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Rich21IE
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”.

I think that I have heard that job description before....hmm, who could it be?

22 posted on 04/12/2012 3:09:40 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: ohioman

A race baiting poverty pimp who is trying to stir the pudding into a race riot for personal gain & profit.


23 posted on 04/12/2012 3:42:21 PM PDT by Nebr FAL owner
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To: Jaded

Now the PC political show trial begins either way I think their will be blood shed at the verdict.


24 posted on 04/12/2012 3:45:06 PM PDT by Nebr FAL owner
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To: Tailgunner Joe

25 posted on 04/12/2012 5:47:11 PM PDT by Eaker (When somebody hands you your arse, don't give it back saying "This needs a little more tenderizing.")
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"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.

Quanell is fundamentally unclear on the concept of justice.

26 posted on 04/13/2012 3:17:42 AM PDT by giotto
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