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  1. gmgodsil

    gmgodsil said, 9 months ago

    Utter bunk here. Google a CURRENT picture of poor lil Trayvon and tell me he doesn’t look like a thug. That cute little 12 year old was lost long ago and a 17 year old thug who attacked a guy & called him a racist term is who died, due to self defense. Zimmerman will get off as he’s NOT GUILTY.

  2. antiquetracman

    antiquetracman GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    I get so tired of the race thing….if I have any empathy for someone..it goes out the window as soon as a race card is played. If anyone has a grip it is the American Natives who had ‘open’ season declared on them but do they whine, cry, or beg for things? They have more reason to have help than someone whose sole purpose is to cry about their situation. Those who succeed find a way….others find something to cry about.

  3. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 9 months ago

    @gmgodsil

    “Utter bunk here. Google a CURRENT picture of poor lil Trayvon and tell me he doesn’t look like a thug.”

    It doesn’t matter if he looked like the scariest thug on Earth. It doesn’t change the fact that Zimmerman was expressly told to stay in his car. He disobeyed those orders, pursued an unarmed teen 1/2 his size, and then shot him.

  4. thegreatack

    thegreatack said, 9 months ago

    Even if he’s found guilty, he’ll have grounds for an appeal because of his incompetent defense attorney. I mean, really, telling a bad joke in his opening statement…
    …then again, good planning – maybe he’s not so stupid, after all!

  5. moderateisntleft

    moderateisntleft said, 9 months ago

    @gmgodsil

    Sure, in your mind it’s OK to create a hostile situation and then shoot anyone you provoke. If Zimmereman is the epitome of the “stand your ground” law, everyone in Florida is at risk of being shot where ever they are.

  6. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, 9 months ago

    I would hope George Zimmerman will at least serve time for manslaughter. As incompetently as the trial seems to be run, the jury should at least be allowed to rule that it was his actions that led to Trayvon Martin’s death. He needs to be held accountable for that.

  7. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @Fourcrows

    So what you are saying is that IF one is having his head slammed into the edge of a concrete sidewalk over and over and is unable to dislodge his attacker, and IF that person has said “you’re going to die tonight” and to you the person is doing his level best to accomplish that goal, then you have no right to respond in any way to prevent that from happening. Correct?

  8. lonecat

    lonecat said, 9 months ago

    It’s quite possible that the jury will find that there’s insufficient evidence to find Zimmerman guilty of second-degree murder, and possible that they will acquit entirely. We shall see. But beyond this particular case, can we agree that Martin would be alive today and Zimmerman wouldn’t be on trial for murder if he hadn’t been carrying a gun?

  9. pdchapin

    pdchapin said, 9 months ago

    Martin, who was doing nothing wrong, was being pursued by an armed man. He was Martin you could claim self-defense under the stand-your-ground law of Florida.

  10. r2varney

    r2varney said, 9 months ago

    Zimmerman was a wanna be.. and that concealed weapon made him.. a big guy. Pathetic but so it is with most of those “carrying”. So he thinks he is a one man posse.. starts a confrontation that he can not handle.. without his secret weapon… and uses it. Then.. with help from his friends concocts a self defense story and tries to sell it.

    He will walk.. precisely because of the race issue.. just as IF the colors were reversed and everything else was the same he would hang.
    And that is the justice system you are all proud of.

  11. Sharuniboy

    Sharuniboy GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Simple FACTS OF LIFE, folks. This is Florida – about as “deep South” as one can get; both on a map and in the underlying REALITY of RACISM.


    Zimmerman is a WHITE man. Martin was a BLACK boy.


    WHITE man shot and killed BLACK boy.


    WHITE man put on “trial” for 2nd Degree Murder.


    Verdict: NOT GUILTY, of course.


    All the rest is merely commentary, designed to assist the media in peddling “news” and “views”.

  12. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, 9 months ago

    @gmgodsil

    God forbid I ever go ‘round your neighborhood on a day I don’t shave properly. You’d just shoot me because I LOOK like a thug? Really?
    Are you paying any attention to this at all?

  13. Ardvarck

    Ardvarck GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    So why was Zimmerman carrying a firearm in this neighborhood? Vigilante thinking? I’m glad our neighborhood watch folks only observe and call proper authorities when something is suspicious. This should have been a manslaughter case.

  14. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, 9 months ago

    @Bruce4671

    Well, IF you’re job is to observe and report ONLY, and IF you disobey a direct order and confront a suspect without authorization or backup, you have made a decision to put YOUR OWN LIFE IN JEOPARDY. IF someone else dies as a direct result of YOU’RE decision, YOU should be held responsible for the consequences of that decision.
    Zimmerman was armed, and confronted an unarmed kid because he felt emboldened by his weapon, and the situation turned around on him. Martin was defending himself just as much as you say Zimmerman was, but Zimmerman created the situation.
    It would be different if Zimmerman were walking down the street, and Martin attacked him, in which case you may still get the media circus about the race issue vs. “stand your ground” laws, but that isn’t what happened. A 17 year old kid is dead because of a decision made by Zimmerman.

  15. neuturn

    neuturn said, 9 months ago

    @Jase99

    He wasn’t half his size, check the stats. And as you imply, yes he could have caused bodily harm to George Zimmerman. How did he know he was unarmed? Did you think about that? George only knew that there had been multiple break-ins recently and was wanting to stop another if that was what was going to happen. He did not knot this young man.

    Trayvon Martin

    Born February 5, 1995 (age 17)

    Ethnicity African American

    Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)

    Weight 158 pounds (72 kg)
    -——————————————————

    George Zimmerman

    Born October 5, 1983 (age 29)

    Ethnicity Latino/Caucasian

    Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)

    Weight 185 pounds (84 kg)

    Also, they were unable to let the jury know what had been occurring in this young man’s life in which it could prejudice the jury ie: suspension from school for fights and graffiti, the photos on his phone showing a gun, texts about wanting to learn to fight or possibly buying a gun.

    I don’t think it should go unpunished, but it was not done with malice nor do I think it was intentional.

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