Steve Benson by Steve Benson

Steve Benson

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  1. ODon

    ODon said, over 3 years ago

    Bad things happen when bad laws are enacted.

  2. jonesb

    jonesb said, over 3 years ago

    Benson obviously has no respect for our justice system. Zimmerman was found not guilty be a jury of his peers, six women of various skin colors. If he’s so upset about our justice system why isn’t he up in arms over there being no indictments for the wall street banksters. The 80’s S&L crisis was 1/70th the size of the 2008 fiasco, there were thousands of indictments and hundreds of convictions in the 80’s S&L fiasco, zero indictments for the 2008 fiasco. Benson is an idiot.

  3. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    If TM had gone straight to his home, he would be here today

    If GZ had listened to the dispatcher and not pursued, TM would be here today. If GZ had not created his “neighborhood watch” program when his neighbors told him it wasn’t needed because it was a safe neighborhood, TM would be here today.

  4. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago


    which bad law is that my brother?

  5. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    So he “stalked” Martin. How is it that the stalker lost track of his “target” and got jumped, surprised by the stalked?

    I suppose.

    He murdered Martin as his head was being repeatedly bashed into a concrete sidewalk. Care to re-enact that scene – you being Mr. Z?

    OH and don’t come here (Florida) ever in your life since we are all just worthless scum up to an including our Governor, prosecutors and jurors (only six of whom sat in the trial).

  6. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 3 years ago


    Well, for one thing the jury instructions were too long (27 pages) and too confusing. The longer the instructions, the better it is for the defense.
    From what I have read, they were pretty much told that, among many other things, (1) if they had ANY reasonable doubt, they had to declare not guilty, which is not quite right (not guilty of murder is not the same as not guilty of manslaughter, for example); and (2) self-defense is based purely on the perception of the defender. In other words, someone who hated black kids and thought they were ALL out to get him could blast away in “self-defense.” Take this to its logical extreme, and everyone will be blasting away at anyone who looks at them funny — because they THINK the other guy might attack him.
    “An armed society is a polite society,” my tuchis. Sorry, Heinlein, blew that one.

  7. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 3 years ago

    I am sorry, but I read that there were six jurors, or was the media wrong on that also?

  8. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago


    OK that’s more like it.

    First, why do you want to assume that anyone would take anything to a “logical extreme”?

    Just asking.

    So you are saying that any document should be short and concise to avoid confusion? Well, I can apply that to legislation, right? That’s a side thought.

    OK, I’ve been on juries before and, yes, the instructions can be confusing. Which is why clarification can be sought (which it was on the manslaughter charge that was added after the prosecution realized they did not prove their case for 2nd degree murder- a hail mary attempt)

    Not one witness testified that Mr. Z “hated black kids”. However, there is this description in evidence: "George Michael Zimmerman was born in 1983, the third of four children of Robert and Gladys Zimmerman. Robert, a retired military man and magistrate judge, describes the family as multiracial, telling the Orlando Sentinel that “George is a Spanish-speaking minority with many black family members and friends.”

    Yes, self defense. I suppose you want everyone to rely on the speed and dedication of the local police in all situations that may devolve into violence.

    Sorry, I can’t agree with that.

  9. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 3 years ago

    The Stand Your Ground Law has not been evenly applied.
    Remember the argument about the skateboarder on the basketball court?
    What happened to the guy named Trevor Dooley?
    Last I heard he was appealing his 8 year sentence. Oh, but he is black.

  10. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    “Portraying that Zimmerman stood over a”defenseless" Trayvon…"

    Similar to what I thought of posting,but my phraseology was going to be "grossly dishonest even for editorial cartooning.

  11. John Beam

    John Beam said, over 3 years ago

    It’s interesting that Benson illustrates “lady justice” WITHOUT the blindfold, since I suppose she’s supposed to be prejudicial about justice, just as all of the “Justice for Trayvon” mobs are. I guess the jury was supposed to NOT consider ZImmerman innocent, unless PROVEN guilty, and that burden of proof rested SOLELY upon the prosecution. I guess that they ALSO had to ignore the mountainous evidence that showed the contrary to the prosecution’s “case.” As usual Benson displays either his utter stupidity, or his propagandist intent to keep the mobs enraged and screaming for blood.

  12. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Neither side claimed “stand your ground” in this case. But, considering that law, Martin WAS the only one who could have legitimately claimed protection under it.

    Which, if anything comes of this, should be a warning to those who might think that law is a “defense”. YOU too could end up the one dead if you’re standing your ground against an armed assailant who knows weapons better than you.

  13. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago


    trout, have you read or heard nothing of the testimony or facts of this case?

  14. pcolli

    pcolli said, over 3 years ago

    A small person is killed by a bigger person with a gun. Asmall person is said to heve knocked a bigger person to the ground. I don’t want to visit the US.

  15. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 3 years ago


    “Benson is an idiot.”
    Unfortunately he is not alone…

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