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  1. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, almost 3 years ago

    But what’s to stop THIS from happening next?

    “Theh he starts to get out his car, and I hear him say, “Hey, I know you, you’re the brother of that punk I popped two weeks ago!.” Next thing I know, he’s reaching inside his belt.,and…

    What can I say? I had no choice, I mean, he killed my brother, right? Why WOULDN’T I feel threatened.by that guy?"

  2. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    That’s Republican territory for sure.

  3. jnik23260

    jnik23260 said, almost 3 years ago

    Next panel, the cop replies: “OK, I believe you. Just go on home.”

  4. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 3 years ago

    The cartoon has a modicum of truth but is such a gross distortion as to be inane.

  5. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 3 years ago

    I lived in a Mississippi town of less than 450 ppl in the 60’s and, as a white child, was often punished for – running in the hall, or talking to loud, or whatever excuse the white principal wanted to use…it all came down to the fact I was playing with black kids. Living in navy housing part while in Tidewater, Va. made be believe your friends were your friends no matter their color, but returning to Mississippi was culture shock. I knew kids who lost family members to white people who NEVER went to jail even for a night.
    I grieve the loss of this young man and his potential as a loss to our nation. Did Zimmerman kill one who would have been agreat doctor, athlete, soldier, researcher…. We’ll never know. All that potential died in shock, terror, and disbelief. His body was tested for drugs and alcohol, and his killer was sent home despite 59 false alarm 911 calls and the violation of Neighborhood Watch rules regarding firearms.

    It sounds alot like Mississippi in the ’60s.
    Respectfully..but with sadness…
    C

  6. algurka

    algurka said, almost 3 years ago

    I think that’s despicable. I don’t like Obama, but I wouldn’t use the “n” word to describe him. To quote an obviously rascist comment, hidden within the misspelling of “renege” is pathetic and ignorant.

  7. sjc14850

    sjc14850 said, almost 3 years ago

    @mikefive

    I’d say it’s a summation, involving caricature, of a complex event into a small box. You know, a political cartoon.

  8. leaman100

    leaman100 said, almost 3 years ago

    More African Americans kill African Americans than Whites kill African Americans, but yet no one cares.

  9. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, almost 3 years ago

    @algurka – You are missing @andylyke’s point. He quoted what the bumper sticker actually says – deliberate misspellings and all.

  10. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    You also have to remember that this happened in Small-town Florida, where it is still somewhere around 1956!

  11. SaltWaterCroc

    SaltWaterCroc said, almost 3 years ago

    Yet another NRA law. I’m surprised that they didn’t argue that if Traylon had been armed, he would still be alive today. I dropped any support of the NRA after their Columbine defense.

  12. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 3 years ago

    The concept that you can kill someone if you think you are threaten is flawed. The idea that you can carry a concealed weapon is not. The two are not related.


    The police exist to take a report after a crime occurs and to try to stop it from happening to someone else. In the end they can not protect anyone at any given moment. So yes I support concealed carry.


    If you use a gun you better be sure you know what you are doing and in the right when you do.

  13. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, almost 3 years ago

    @SaltWaterCroc

    Y’know that brings up an interesting point. Could the Columbine kids have walked if there’d been a ‘stand your ground’ law on the books in Colorado? As I undertstand it, they did what they did because they felt bullied and threatened

  14. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, almost 3 years ago

    And here’s another scary thought. How many times have we heard rightwingers on this board say they feel THREATENED by Barack Obama?

    No, of course not….nobody here would ever do a thing like that anyway.

    But can you say the same thing for the public at large? What’s to stop some misinformed fanatic with five gun-safes in his baesment from deciding that a Stand Your Ground Law DOES give him that right?

  15. mnsmkd

    mnsmkd said, almost 3 years ago

    @Rad-ish

    come on, Radish, get the R and D our of your comments! It’s a sad situation and should not be politicised!

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