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Mon Mar 25, 2013, 05:48 PM

George Zimmerman's brother says 'black teens' are 'risky'

Source: portage daily graphic

The brother of accused murderer George Zimmerman took to Twitter Sunday to compare his brother's alleged victim to a black teenager accused of shooting a baby in a stroller.

Robert Zimmerman Jr. tweeted side-by-side photos of Trayvon Martin, 17, and De'Marquise Elkins, 17, who is accused of killing a one-year-old boy in his stroller in Brunswick, Ga., last week, calling the resemblance "uncanny."

He tweeted the photo to leftist filmmaker Michael Moore, the National Rife Association and the editor of right-wing news site Breitbart.com.

"Lib media shld ask if what these2 black teens did 2 a woman&baby is the reason ppl think blacks mightB risky (sic)," he wrote.

Read more: http://www.portagedailygraphic.com/2013/03/25/george-zimmermans-brother-says-black-teens-are-risky

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Reply George Zimmerman's brother says 'black teens' are 'risky' (Original post)
JI7 Mar 2013 OP
Blue Owl Mar 2013 #1
Warpy Mar 2013 #2
markpkessinger Mar 2013 #3
naaman fletcher Mar 2013 #12
MoclipsHumptulips Mar 2013 #16
walkerbait41 Mar 2013 #36
freshwest Mar 2013 #4
JI7 Mar 2013 #7
freshwest Mar 2013 #10
tblue Mar 2013 #5
JI7 Mar 2013 #8
AAO Mar 2013 #18
Dryvinwhileblind Mar 2013 #6
Dawson Leery Mar 2013 #9
secondvariety Mar 2013 #11
AAO Mar 2013 #19
pacalo Mar 2013 #13
etherealtruth Mar 2013 #14
John2 Mar 2013 #15
tblue Mar 2013 #17
JI7 Mar 2013 #20
AAO Mar 2013 #21
tblue Mar 2013 #33
AngryOldDem Mar 2013 #35
struggle4progress Mar 2013 #22
AtheistCrusader Mar 2013 #23
longship Mar 2013 #24
JI7 Mar 2013 #25
longship Mar 2013 #28
muntrv Mar 2013 #26
lunasun Mar 2013 #27
alcibiades_mystery Mar 2013 #29
2ndAmForComputers Mar 2013 #31
Cali_Democrat Mar 2013 #34
Heather MC Mar 2013 #30
ljm2002 Mar 2013 #32

Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 05:50 PM

1. Who doesn't love a deep tweet

n/t

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 05:50 PM

2. Oh, FFS.

I'd rather face larcenous black kids any day than a roomful of white bankers. The black kids will be happy with the few bucks I have in my pocket. The bankers will strip me bare and then spit on me.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 05:55 PM

3. +1 n/t

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Response to Warpy (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 06:30 PM

12. Worse than that

 

They will make you sign for a loan that you won't ever be able to pay back.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 07:08 PM

16. Post of the decade here.

 

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Response to Warpy (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 11:00 AM

36. Well said

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 05:56 PM

4. Gag orders must be illegal in Florida. After all, Rush lives there, and he set a precedent.

How will they be able to seat a jury there?

What a fricking circus.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 06:00 PM

7. this is the brother , not the killer himself

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Response to JI7 (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 06:19 PM

10. Doesn't matter, the whole family has been on the air since this happened, trying to whitewash it.

They'd have to find citizens for the jury who hadn't listened to FOX, or Glen Beck or Rush Limbaugh using the stuff they'd put out for years to find anyone who hadn't been influenced.

I've never seen this kind of coverage before a jury has been seated. Before a person is charged, yes. While the case is in court, yes. But in this time frame?

Good luck getting a conviction, is my humble opinion. Z has already been on the talk shows, and his family is just going to keep on singing the same line. I understand that they can't gag the entire state - but these people have made a ton of statements.

The state of Florida allowed this to proceed as it has and will be responsible for the results.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 05:59 PM

5. That'll help his brother deny racism, uh huh.

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Two peas in a pod the Z bros.

Why doesn't he just come out and say, "All black men look alike. And all of them are scary. Ergo, it's open season on black males. It was Trayvon's fault he was born black"???

I hope this backfires. And soon.

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Response to tblue (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 06:02 PM

8. that is the argument you hear from the Zimmerman defenders , Trayvon is the one who needs to prove

he wasn't bad.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 07:23 PM

18. How inconvenient for Trayvon.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 05:59 PM

6. Ummm, Bob?, last time I looked...

...Black teens were............BLACK TEENS!, just like the risky white, red, brown, the purple and yellow, you slithering opportunistic racist lop of....

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 06:04 PM

9. Zimmerman had no right to pursue Martin.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 06:19 PM

11. "Leftist filmmaker Michael Moore..."

Leftist. How quaint.

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Response to secondvariety (Reply #11)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 07:25 PM

19. Yeah, a real Karl Marx type if I've ever seen one.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 06:35 PM

13. Keep digging that hole, Zimmerman family. But first make sure you'll be able to afford

security for the entire family for the rest of your lives. The paranoia & prejudice runs deep in this family & it becomes a real liability when they have a habit of shooting off their mouths (& weapons).

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 06:57 PM

14. ... as other's have said before ...

The stupid ... it burns

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 07:03 PM

15. I find his

 

statement offensive and racist. Each individual is responsible for their own actions and not because of the color of someone's skin. Are we suppose to judge every young white male like the murderer of women and children in Sandy Hook the same way or any young white male that commits a crime? That is how stupid this idiot is. How old was Martin,seventeen? How old was his brother, twenty nine? He stalked the kid and needed a gun to handle an unarmed kid. Yep, a grown man scared of a seventeen year old unarmed kid. Now if the kid had the gun it would be a different story.

If that kid really shot a baby, then in my opinion, it has nothing to do with the color of his skin. I would put Zimmerman's brother and the killer in the same boat. They both would be cowards preying on helpless unarmed victims. Both situations involved using deadly weapons to terrorize their victims. I don't know the age of this teenager, or if he had access to a gun. And given the violent background apparently of Zimmerman's brother, he should have never had access to a gun or been on community watch either.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 07:19 PM

17. Is this the brother who was on Bill Maher?

The polished smooth-talkin' suit & tie family spokesman? I can't tell these Zimmermans apart and I don't give a damn enough to bother googling who's who in the Zimmerman clan. But maybe one of you who is better informed can tell me. Is this that guy?

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Response to tblue (Reply #17)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 07:27 PM

20. i didn't watch it but i think he was on Maher's show. i have seen him on Piers Morgan's show

the guy is a sleazy piece of shit.

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Response to tblue (Reply #17)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 07:28 PM

21. Is this the guy?

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Response to AAO (Reply #21)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 03:48 AM

33. Yeah. I think so.

If he's the George's official spokesperson, he's doing a heckuva job.

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Response to tblue (Reply #17)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 05:24 AM

35. Yes.

And there was just something about his slick manner that didn't sit right with me.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 07:34 PM

22. "Black teens! Scary! Scary! Black teens! Scary! Scary! Scary! I'm not a racist! But! Scary! Scary!

Black teens! Scary! Scary! Scary! Scary! Scary! Scary! I heard about a scary black teen in Georgia! So naturally here in Florida I am scared! Scary! Scary! Black teens! I take my gun wherever I go! Look out! Black teens! Scary! Scary! Scary!"

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #22)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 07:46 PM

23. No, he said 'risky', and that's clearly not racist.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 08:23 PM

24. What I want to know is what Zimmerman's podiatrist thinks!

Both are equally non-sequiturs.

What Zimm's brother, cousin, or even parents think are irrelevant. Unless one can state that Zimmerman himself thinks that way, what his brother says or thinks is irrelevant.

I would hate to go to jail for what my sister believed.

Note: I am not defending Zimmerman as much as I am defending due process by the law.

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Response to longship (Reply #24)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 08:25 PM

25. so you think his brother gives interviews and says these things against Zimmerman's wishes

?

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Response to JI7 (Reply #25)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 10:31 PM

28. No, I think this is irrelevant to the case.

Either Zimmerman murdered, or he didn't. That will be the jury's decision. Zimm's brother's opinion will likely have little to do with the final verdict. IMHO.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 08:27 PM

26. About as risky as George and Robert Zimmerman.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 09:02 PM

27. i took the poll @ the link too

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 10:34 PM

29. Where's the Zimmerman fan club?

Our various progressive academics and the like. Dip shits really picked a winner.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #29)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 01:11 AM

31. don't know, fellow

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #29)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 04:12 AM

34. Republicans are notorious for picking the wrong horse. n/t

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 11:43 PM

30. So white people don't shoot up schools and churches

Rape women, beat their wives and kids, drink and drive. Do drugs or go to Jail.

I think at any given moment any human from any Race can be scary, But what the fuck does the have to do with shooting an unarmed teenager, who was walking home from the store????????

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 02:52 AM

32. And maybe the con media shld ask...

...if what Adam Lanza did at Newtown to 20 school children and 6 others, and what James Holmes did in Aurora to 12 moviegoers, is the reason ppl think whites mightB risky...

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