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Fri Mar 30, 2012, 08:07 PM

One of the most damning and scary aspects of the Trayvor Martin murder

To me one of the most alarming and hideous aspects of Trayvon's Murder -- quite aside from the more obvious outrages
of Trayvon's death, the impacts on family and friends, the police Dept. gross incompetence and/or complicity, etc. -- is the
MESSAGE this sends to all the other gun-toting racist Right Wingnuts out there looking for excuses to act out their racist
hate with violence towards Black or Brown people. Not to mention the MESSAGE it sends to people of color about how they
have virtually NO protection from getting bullied, intimidated, ensnared into a violent white-racist incident and murdered in
cold blood; and their white murder just walks away with not even an arrest.

If Zimmerman continues to just walk away from this with no arrest, he literally "gets away with murder", believe me this is
NOT the kind of signal we want to be sending on the issue of racially motivated violence and murder.

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Reply One of the most damning and scary aspects of the Trayvor Martin murder (Original post)
99th_Monkey Mar 2012 OP
socialist_n_TN Mar 2012 #1
Whisp Mar 2012 #2
arcane1 Mar 2012 #3
Solomon Mar 2012 #8
The Wizard Mar 2012 #4
zeemike Mar 2012 #5
Ecumenist Mar 2012 #6
LaydeeBug Mar 2012 #7
99th_Monkey Mar 2012 #10
LaydeeBug Apr 2012 #20
Glimmer of Hope Mar 2012 #9
99th_Monkey Mar 2012 #12
RebelOne Mar 2012 #11
stranger81 Mar 2012 #13
nadinbrzezinski Mar 2012 #15
slampoet Mar 2012 #14
loyalsister Apr 2012 #16
shimonitanegi Apr 2012 #17
Zax2me Apr 2012 #18
99th_Monkey Apr 2012 #19
BlueIris Apr 2012 #21

Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2012, 08:12 PM

1. Yep. Every moment that Zimmerman stays uncharged for SOMETHING........

it's an encouragement for some other racist psycho to do it too. And that's not the last of it either. They'll be coming for the communists, socialists, unionists, and liberals next. They're just waiting to see if he gets away with it.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2012, 08:16 PM

2. I think these are the scariest times

think back to 12 or so years ago - what is going down now would be unbelievable if we could take a snap of today back then.

craziness unleashed from every direction.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2012, 09:54 PM

3. I assumed that was the whole point of the law: cover for killing black males n/t

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 31, 2012, 08:41 AM

8. Exactly. Open season on black males by everyone.

And according to some statistical numbers I have seen, the law is being used with gusto.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2012, 10:17 PM

4. Zimmermann can always say

he was influenced by Pox News and Rash Limbaugh. Hey, criminal defense attorneys can be very creative. Remember the Twinkies defense? Maybe he wanted to use his gun before Obama takes it away.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2012, 10:45 PM

5. Maybe not the message you want to send

But then you may not be a sociopath...but for the sociopath who hates black people it is a wonderful thing to send.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Sat Mar 31, 2012, 07:36 AM

6. EXACTLY. It;s the first thing I thought when I heard about Trayvon's murder and the

"whitewashing" (no pun intended, truly), of the case. It sends a message to those inclined to murder people that don't look like them because they believe, based on this case, that they have a good chance of getting away with it.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Sat Mar 31, 2012, 07:49 AM

7. The only thing that would have saved Tayvon Martin was if HE had a gun too. We will have to arm our

minority youth against the profiling of the loons. It's that simple.

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Response to LaydeeBug (Reply #7)

Sat Mar 31, 2012, 09:32 PM

10. That's what the NRA was probably hoping for

it is NRA and ALEC that have been pushing this bullshit "stand your ground"
legislation in like 23 states (I think that's the number, but it is LOTS).

Personally I will be AVOIDING those states as much as possible.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #10)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 11:20 PM

20. It's sad, but the Harris decision from SCOTUS combined with SYG and

kids have to protect themselves.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Sat Mar 31, 2012, 10:09 AM

9. That is a scary thought and there is also the sad message it sends to young black men.

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Response to Glimmer of Hope (Reply #9)

Sat Mar 31, 2012, 10:00 PM

12. exactly.

we're treading on very thin ice that could easily break into a domestic civil-race-war.

They need to ARREST ZIMMERMAN pronto!!!!

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Sat Mar 31, 2012, 09:36 PM

11. But Zimmerman was not a RW wingnut.

According to all news reports, he was a registered Democrat.

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #11)

Sat Mar 31, 2012, 10:40 PM

13. Link?

I've seen many reports that Robert Zimmerman Sr. Is a registered Dem, but nothing about George Zimmerman's political affiliation.

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Response to stranger81 (Reply #13)

Sat Mar 31, 2012, 11:07 PM

15. Lawrence O'Donnel pointed

Out dad is a republican actually.

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #11)

Sat Mar 31, 2012, 11:03 PM

14. Ever hear the term "Useful Idiot" ?

How about the offensive term "House Negro"?

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #11)

Sun Apr 1, 2012, 12:11 AM

16. I've met more than one racist Democrat

And more than one Democrat who is zealous in their belief in the usefulness of guns in terms of self defense.
It happens.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Sun Apr 1, 2012, 12:24 AM

17. The scariet aspect of this tragedy to me is

that the police took a killer's story at face value without thorough investigation.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Sun Apr 1, 2012, 12:33 AM

18. Other racist white wingnuts? Thought his mother was hispanic

 

And that he was a registered Dem - in 2002 - kind of old, suppose that could have changed by now.

He appears more like a hero wannabe or vigilante quick trigger finger than a southern RW racist gun-nut.

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Response to Zax2me (Reply #18)

Sun Apr 1, 2012, 02:21 AM

19. I wasn't really even referring to Zimmerman himself

but those people "out there" who are packing heat and have "issues" with "fucking coons" <-- Zimmerman's words, not mine.

That they's get the wrong message from how GZ has just walked away from murdering an innocent 17 yo black boy.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Tue Apr 3, 2012, 12:13 AM

21. So true. It makes my stomach lurch, thinking about

the utter whack jobs out there, armed and very dangerous, who will be emboldened by the sorry response of the authorities here.

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