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Rob Rogers

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 3 years ago

    Once again Robbie plays to the simpletons.
    How about “Hey young black kids, don’t call people crackers, don’t punch somebody in the face because you think he’s creepy and then don’t follow it up by smashing his head against the sidewalk”. That would be more helpful.
    Oh ya, “And don’t riot in the streets destroying people’s property and sucker punching them because you think it’s fun”.

  2. Peabody-Martini

    Peabody-Martini said, over 3 years ago

    TM wasn’t trespassing. But you think he needed to die because someone else in the neighborhood thought he did. Also the tall tail you just repeated was parts of stories 3 and 4 that Zimmerman said. Like him you seem to have trouble keeping those lies straight.

  3. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    Before we go to far, this story from Fox should be read by Conservatives. I used Fox so conservatives will believe it.
    As a white male who spent A LOT of time in 1960’s Mississippi, I understand and appreciate this cartoon.
    Back then, warnings to black youth included –
    “Don’t look a white person in the eye and don’t glare or look angry at them.” “Don’t argue if they accuse you of something, just apologize and try to get away when you can.”
    I’ve seen black MEN slapped by white children and there was nothing they could do about it without fear of reprisal.
    While the world is much improved since then, it is still far from the point it needs to reach.
    ConserveGov – if you were being followed home by a man in a car what would you do? If you were near to your home, would you lead the man to your door? Trayvon should have called 911 himself. He could have also returned to the store where he bought his skittles and asked them to call the police. He didn’t think of that, and after being ADVISED by the 911 operator that they "Didn’t need him(Zimmerman) to do that(follow Martin), he got out of his car to talk to Martin. Had he OBSERVED and REPORTED the way neighborhood watches are supposed to, Martin would not be dead and wouldn’t have had anyone to call a cracker. Had he not gotten out of his car and confronted Martin, Martin would not have felt he needed to protect himself from a person that was behaving like a predator.
    Had Martin just run into his father’s house to escape the ‘predator’, Martin would not be dead.
    Martin wasn’t an adult, Zimmerman was. But no adult decisions were made in this instance.
    When a black woman with no previous police record “Stands Her Ground” against an abusive husband and shoots a WALL gets 20 years, while a man who pursued and confronted another ‘man’ gets off after killing him, it is hard to think this law is being applied in an objective or civil manner.

  4. Ken M

    Ken M GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    So, you’re conservative source material is about experiences from over four decades ago? When was the last time you witnessed or heard about whites rioting because something didn’t go their way? It’d time for the conjecture and nonsense to end and for people to have discussions rooted in current reality.

  5. Ken M

    Ken M GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Rob, Rob, Rob… You forgot to advise the young black child to be wary of crazy crackers and the thugs in his own neighborhood. You also forgot to tell the young white child to try not and let his KKK Youth Hoodie get dirty while out playing in his gated community with all of the other haters and racists. Let it go, reality is waiting right outside your rose-colored studio.

  6. rossevrymn

    rossevrymn GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Lame, as usual

  7. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    @Ken M

    It is easy for those who do not have to deal with a problem to criticize the ones who do.
    It’s not a civil thing to do, and it shows a lack of respect or understanding, but it is easy.
    Why is a woman who has never been arrested and was standing her ground against a husband who was violating his restraining order going to jail for 20 years?
    As far as whites rioting, integration and busing caused riots from the late 50’s through the early 80’s. In 79, whites in San Francisco rioted to protest the death of Harvey Milk and the Mayor. During the first decade of the 2000s, there were numerous whites rioting in protest of international gatherings. I assume you just mean rioting in America or I can add more.
    You are looking at the world through a very narrow tube, Mr. M. You seem to lack empathy for those you do not understand.

  8. Kit Walker

    Kit Walker GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Exactly. And don’t forget lynch mobs, which were once so popular and acceptable among white communities that attendees would smilingly, proudly pose with their friends for photographers while a black man or woman hung at the end of a rope.

  9. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 3 years ago

    Good Grief, but I am becoming more and more tired of this story, one way or the other. Yes, it is actually tragic from both sides, but it is certainly not worth rioting over, and may not even be worth all of the nasty posts we see on this site either. Even Rodney King (who did not turn out so well after all) had it correct when he said “Can’t we all just get along!”
    So let us all just try to get along, and then move along while we are at it!

  10. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    Anytime one fires a gun where others are present, there is a chance for a bystander to get hurt. The fact that this woman was charged with something is not a surprise. However, it does seem strange that when a man who claims to be protecting himself shoots someone dead he faces no jail time, yet when a woman claiming self-defense shoots and no one is hurt she receives 20 years. Just seems that justice is a little uneven.

    Speaking of which, what happened about that 4-year-old in Kentucky who shot his little sister dead with his new gun? Any repercussions with the parents who didn’t properly ensure that the gun was safely stored? I haven’t heard word one. Did we just say, “Tsk, tsk” and call it an unfortunate accident?

    Maybe all this makes perfect sense to a lawyer. Of course, being able to bill hundreds of hours in a single day makes sense to one, too…..

  11. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 3 years ago

    Which is an economic issue. It doesn’t help if anyone can hunt them down without just cause.

  12. William Bednar

    William Bednar GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Wait, the white parent left out the most important advice to his son: “Don’t forget to carry a gun!” I’m sure June Bug has at least one 9mm in his possession! The other kid, just skittles and an ice tea!

  13. Kit Walker

    Kit Walker GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    So white people never riot? Ever? How about the post-game rioting in Lexington, KY, in 2012? The rioters were predominantly white, as were the arrested. In fact, all the footage I’ve ever been able to find show ONLY young whites being arrested. And just because lynch mobs are no longer fashionable among white communities doesn’t mean the occasional case of a couple of beer-drinking good ol’ boys dragging an innocent black man behind a pickup doesn’t still happen. Oh, wait – was that incident too long ago for you? Was 2012 ancient history too? For you or any other of the elementary-school educated Teabaggers to openly suggest that ALL rioting is exclusive to black people and communities or that all black people think rioting of any kind as an expression of rage is appropriate, you really need to close your Radio Shack laptop, leave the trailer park for awhile and listen to what this rage is all about.

  14. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    “Got it?”

    Yes and no. I recognize the vast differences in circumstances. But consider this: recently a teenager was driving down a 55 MPH roadway in this area. Somehow, a 2-year-old crawled out of his house onto the roadway. Due to budget cuts, the grass along the side of the roadway had not been cut. She never saw the kid, but her car killed him. She was charged with reckless driving and was judged guilty of a lesser charge, and had to perform community service. The parents were not charged at all, though they launched a civil suit against her.

    Or a different circumstance: I have a friend whose wife opened a restaurant. Their accountant skimmed enough money to put them in bankruptcy before she was caught and got off on a technicality. My friend saw her driving the opposite way down a country road and gave her the finger. He was arrested and fined for some stupid reason I forget. Yet Ted Nugent gets away with the double one-finger salute on stage yelling hate against the POTUS, and we all yawn.

    My only point is what I stated: punishments can seem disproportional. I meant nothing beyond that.

  15. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 3 years ago

    This cartoon portrays what Charles Blow & Jeff Canada said about they had to tell their kids.

    I was overseas when the verdict was announced and I watched in on CNN (including interviews by Anderson Cooper). I don’t have sat/cable-TV and therefore do not normally view CNN. I’ve only ever seen Cooper on the Daily Show.
    I also saw an “Open Town Hall” type show on CNN with excellent guests, Jeff Canada(?) & Charles Blow, who explained to this utterly astonished non-American why the verdict was what it was. I was expecting a conviction of manslaughter at the very least. When I tried to explain this to my in-laws, who were with us, they were sure I was missing something. Nuh-uh.

    Beggars belief that folks, including juror B37, attempt to demonise Trayvon Martin to justify supporting Zimmerman.

    What this case clearly shows is how inane this law is. To even attempt to defend it shows just how depraved and immoral you’ve become.

    Utterly stupefying, astonishing, shameful law. Strike it down as soon as possible. It makes your country look even worse.

    I was baffled by Newt Gingrich. He sounded quite sane

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