Trayvon Martin coverage: Republicans, many whites say 'enough'

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Trayvon Martin coverage: Republicans, many whites say 'enough' - Wire Teens - The Sacramento Bee

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I think it's getting to that point where they've covered it enough. People get shot everyday, maybe because of racial reasons, maybe not, and they sure as hell don't make the news.

I was listening to CNN earlier and they were talking about how after the shooting Zimmerman had multiple injuries and grass stains on his pants, suggesting that it was self-defense. I haven't followed the case extensively and as obsessively has most, so the jury's out for me.
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i am convinced that anyone who thinks or feels there is something to understand or learn about this case thinks with an entirely different brain than the one that is in my head. only a racist human being, imo, can possibly feel there is any reason under the sun that zimmerman was justified in shooting trayvon martin. only someone that thinks black people deserve to die, can ever think that zimmerman had reason to kill trayvon martin. i don't want to know or speak to any human that thinks there is some evidence somewhere that justifies zimmerman killing a boy who was minding his own business walking home from 7-11 with skittles and iced tea in his hand.
i am infuriated by anyone who can actually contrive in their mind a scene where a young man who is being followed by a stranger, does not have the right to defend himself when being confronted.
i am lost, completely, by the lack of sensitivity that so many whites hold for black youth.
i have no desire, to argue or know anyone's opinions about this case other than to see justice carried out and zimmerman put in jail.
it's appalling to me, that some people listen to those tapes and cannot hear the screams of young man, but instead imagine they hear a fat ass grown man yelling for his life, when in fact he was carrying a loaded weapon in his hand and had nothing to fear.

i swear, it makes me want to leave this country.
is racism that strong???
is it???
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I haven't heard anyone say they are tired of the coverage so that surprised me. I'd understand more if there were other big things going on like the start of a war or big political news. I don't know why anyone wouldn't be interested though yeah it's not the typical pretty rich white female victim story that usually gets all the attention. So maybe I shouldn't be surprised. It's all just getting started now though, the arrest and preparing for trial.
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is racism that strong???
is it???
Originally Posted by frau

Yes. It really is. You read the comment by our own (in)famous WileE, saying: "mark her words" she thinks it will be shown that Trayvon was a "thug". You don't have to look to the country for racism. Racism is right here with you on this board, every day.

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I continue to be so appalled by WileE's post on the subject, I may just put it in my siggy, so it doesn't get forgotten.
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I have to agree with this statement below. The audacity of any civilized grown-up to not seek justice for another innocent human death is appalling to say the least.

When wrong is done to any innocent young person it is only a cold hearted, lonely, and insecure person who would side with Zimmerman.

Nobody is perfect but dead wrong is dead wrong. You don't do people wrong and expect to get away with it.

But, I'm glad some of us got to realize the types of people that still exist and there are still too many racist people mingling among the best of us.

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i am convinced that anyone who thinks or feels there is something to understand or learn about this case thinks with an entirely different brain than the one that is in my head. only a racist human being, imo, can possibly feel there is any reason under the sun that zimmerman was justified in shooting trayvon martin. only someone that thinks black people deserve to die, can ever think that zimmerman had reason to kill trayvon martin. i don't want to know or speak to any human that thinks there is some evidence somewhere that justifies zimmerman killing a boy who was minding his own business walking home from 7-11 with skittles and iced tea in his hand.
i am infuriated by anyone who can actually contrive in their mind a scene where a young man who is being followed by a stranger, does not have the right to defend himself when being confronted.
i am lost, completely, by the lack of sensitivity that so many whites hold for black youth.
i have no desire, to argue or know anyone's opinions about this case other than to see justice carried out and zimmerman put in jail.
it's appalling to me, that some people listen to those tapes and cannot hear the screams of young man, but instead imagine they hear a fat ass grown man yelling for his life, when in fact he was carrying a loaded weapon in his hand and had nothing to fear.

i swear, it makes me want to leave this country.
is racism that strong???
is it???
Originally Posted by frau
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Last edited by PRINCETON; 04-11-2012 at 11:11 PM.
i swear, it makes me want to leave this country.
is racism that strong???
is it???
Originally Posted by frau

Yes. It really is. You read the comment by our own (in)famous WileE, saying: "mark her words" she thinks it will be shown that Trayvon was a "thug". You don't have to look to the country for racism. Racism is right here with you on this board, every day.

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I continue to be so appalled by WileE's post on the subject, I may just put it in my siggy, so it doesn't get forgotten.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
I won't ever forget it, but I'd love it as your siggy so that everyone else remembers, too. It was such a nasty and uncalled for comment.

I also agree with Frau. It's really distressing to read the backlash out there about this case. Like, jaw-droppingly make me want to cry distressing.




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You know how people always say there is nothing worse than losing a child? It turns out there is. You can lose your child to a murderer and then have to wait over a month -- what was it, six weeks? -- for an obvious suspect to be arrested, all courtesy of our racist society.

I listened to the audio of Trayvon's mother today and it broke my heart. The things her family has had to go through, on top of every parent's worst nightmare.

Racism is alive and well. And I am so disgusted with Wile and others like her I could scream.

The whites who want to move on are the same asshats who whine about PC-ism and people "playing the race card." They can go **** themselves. I don't personally have any friends of any race who think like this. My friends are as appalled as I am by the whole thing.
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Whites need to call out other whites more often on their racist bull*****.
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is racism that strong???
is it???
Originally Posted by frau

Yes. It really is. You read the comment by our own (in)famous WileE, saying: "mark her words" she thinks it will be shown that Trayvon was a "thug". You don't have to look to the country for racism. Racism is right here with you on this board, every day.

Linky

I continue to be so appalled by WileE's post on the subject, I may just put it in my siggy, so it doesn't get forgotten.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
I will never understand a person's needs to ostracize someone on a community forum... unless it's Hitler, I think it's uncalled for.


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I have to say I feel a lot better now that he's been arrested. That's pretty much what was being requested. Here in Baltimore recently (day after St. Patrick's Day, so a Sunday morning) a gang of kids out at 2 am (they look like kids to me) attacked, robbed, and stripped naked a white man who was somehow incapacitated (not sure, he had the blankest stare on his face, and could not defend himself....he was incapacitated in some way, maybe drunk or high or both; almost thought he had some sort of mental challenge). They VIDEO TAPED IT and posted it on the internet. As far as I'm concerned they need to be arrested and (in my opinion) need to be in jail for a very long time as well. The guy did not die, but he was humiliated on top of all they did to him.

An arrest is at the minimum what the criminal justice system owes both the guy here in Baltimore and Martin and his family. The police are in the process of identifying and arresting the people who beat that guy up. What I don't understand is why it took so long to arrest a guy who according to an audio recording willfully approached an unarmed person with a gun and shot him dead.

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RCW, unless you have WileE's specific permission to use her quote in your sig line, I have to ask you to remove it.
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I agree with frau. And I don't feel better now that he is arrested because I know people are still talking and siding with Zimmerman. And I read yesterday that Neo Nazi groups were forming to go to Florida to 'protect the white people'. Sigh. Its scary.

What reason did this man have for following the boy? none - He said to the 911 dispatcher 'these a%+ holes always get away with everything' - he never identified himself as a neighborhood watch, or approached Trayvon civilly, - what reason did he have for following him? None.

my mom was talking to a woman at work, who is married to a black man, and she said, I don't believe race had anything to do with it, I think it was just stereotyping. What?? What's the difference here? If youre stereotyping a young man walking around late night, youre obviously considering the fact that he's black too.

Another person said 'what's a 17 year old doing out at 11 at night?' - again I say, what?? This is still America, right?



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RCW, unless you have WileE's specific permission to use her quote in your sig line, I have to ask you to remove it.
Originally Posted by SuZenGuide
That's a rule here?
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RCW, unless you have WileE's specific permission to use her quote in your sig line, I have to ask you to remove it.
Originally Posted by SuZenGuide
That's a rule here?
Originally Posted by legends
That's just plain courtesy and respect. Using a sig line to shame another member is pretty poor behavior.
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RCW, unless you have WileE's specific permission to use her quote in your sig line, I have to ask you to remove it.
Originally Posted by SuZenGuide
That's a rule here?
Originally Posted by legends
That's just plain courtesy and respect. Using a sig line to shame another member is pretty poor behavior.
Originally Posted by SuZenGuide
But it's a direct quote. She's not making something up to shame anyone, she's simply copying and pasting what someone else posted.

I'm a little concerned that you, as a guide, will tell a poster what to do with her sig line when it doesn't violate the rules of this site. I can buy the argument the RCW posts on the subject violated forum rules, but not her sig.
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To me it falls into the category of excessive rudeness to another member. This is not the first instance.
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That's a rule here?
Originally Posted by legends
That's just plain courtesy and respect. Using a sig line to shame another member is pretty poor behavior.
Originally Posted by SuZenGuide
But it's a direct quote. She's not making something up to shame anyone, she's simply copying and pasting what someone else posted.

I'm a little concerned that you, as a guide, will tell a poster what to do with her sig line when it doesn't violate the rules of this site. I can buy the argument the RCW posts on the subject violated forum rules, but not her sig.
Originally Posted by legends
I don't really get it either. I've seen many signatures that include quotes from other posters. And it WAS a direct quote so I'm not really sure what's rude about showing what she actually said.

Their board; their rules, I guess.



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Wow... So it's ok to make the horrible comment but not ok for someone to use in their sig. I see how it works around here...

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I am surprised that anyone here fails to understand that it is acceptable to express an opinion, including an unpopular one. But for another member to post that comment reapeatedly for the purpose of provoking ongoing ridicule and hostility from members who disagree is not acceptable. It's nothing but pot-stirring.

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