Steve Benson by Steve Benson

Steve Benson

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  1. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    We don’t have to defend Mr. Zimmerman Stevo – He has been found Not Guilty by a jury of his peers in a trial that should have never happened.

    Nobody likes it when a person gets killed. But neighborhoods don’t have to let thugs take over and ruin their environment. The neighborhood created that watch because they did have a problem with criminals.

    I dont’ think Mr. Martin was out to commit mischief that night but at the point where he attacked Mr. Zimmerman he became part of the problem the Neighborhood watch was trying to solve.

  2. Bandusia15

    Bandusia15 said, over 3 years ago


    And that’s exactly what’s wrong with American justice – it isn’t just. Zimmerman should not have been carrying a gun as a neighborhood watch captain. He was told by police not to follow Martin but he did. Both he and Martin had police records. Martin may have been high and aggressive as a result, but Zimmerman was stalking when he was told not to. The really horrifying things is: How could a man kill another and not be found guilty of anything?

  3. phperry

    phperry said, over 3 years ago

    According to our Attorney General, Mr. Holder, if threatened you should retreat, if Travon would have retreated. (I am certain he could outrun Mr. Zimmerman) at the end of the night he would have been still breathing, perhaps heavily, but breathing).

  4. ODon

    ODon said, over 3 years ago


    “…if threatened you should retreat…” therein lies the problem.

  5. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 3 years ago

    If only Trayvon Martin had been armed, he might still be alive today.

    …wait, why ISN’T the NRA saying this?

  6. midaswelby

    midaswelby said, over 3 years ago

    Zimmerman was NOT told not to follow. Being told, “We don’t need you to do that”, by a dispatcher is not a command, and the dispatcher has no authority to make commands anyway.
    Can you please tell me what you think you are gaining by telling such an obvious lie?

  7. tomlcox

    tomlcox GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Steve – were you on the jury?

  8. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Omnius – Why don’t we try to raise the civility a little. You don’t have to call people names to disagree with them.

    You don’t have ANY evidence that Mr. Zimmerman was stalkikng Trayvon Martin – He was following him but according to the only evidence I have (from the trial) It was Trayvon that attacked Mr. Zimmerman. Mr. Zimmerman had every right to be walking around in that neighborhood whereever he wanted to be. Just Like Trayvon.

    All of the Racebaiting and bitching by the black community will not change the evidence that was presentable.

    The trial came out correct. The fact that a man is dead is unfortunate.

  9. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Brandusia – You apparently don’t like guns – Good for you but that doesn’t mean that law abiding citizens shouldn’t be allowed to carry them. Honestly – I don’t own anything other then a couple of air rifles for rats in the barn. But unlike you, I don’t want to take liberties away from my neighbors.

    And you have misquoted what happened. It was a 911 dispatcher that encouraged Mr. Zimmerman not to follow. That is far different then a police order. You might think it is a subtlety but it is an enormous difference in the eyes of the law.

  10. spyderred

    spyderred said, over 3 years ago

    So a hispanic man killing a black man is racist? What about the daily black-on-black killings, rapes and thefts? Are they okay?

    The only eye-witness testified that Martin was on top and punching Zimmerman so it’s not like he was blameless.

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    “Stalking” is illegal in many jurisdictions, check out some of the celebrities who’ve gotten restraining orders, or folks jailed for stalking them.

    Zimmerman violated every “rule” of actual neighborhood watch groups. Remember, Z was the leader of his “group”, and has anyone ever come up to say he wasn’t the ONLY ONE in his “group”???

    Martin was a juvenile who was suspended from his SCHOOL for smoking a doobie. HE had no criminal record, or record with police for repeated calls as a vigilante. And, even if he DID have a record, as a juvenile, it shouldn’t ahve been made public! He was not a “thug”, despite what Zimmerman, or the tightie righties say. His description of Zimmerman, who WAS stalking him in his phone conversation to the girlfriend (who is NOT a native English speaker, so had trouble communicating on the stand), also indicates why his life experience didn’t tell him to call 911 for “help”.

    Yes, nothing says “trouble maker” like walking home from the convenience store, in the rain, with the hood up on your sweatshirt!

  12. STLDan

    STLDan said, over 3 years ago

    So when OJ was found not guilty did you say the same things? Did you preach to let it go? Here in Missouri if someone is kicking your ass because you followed them around a dark neighborhood guess what? You cant shoot them, period. Now you have the precedent in Florida that if you THINK someone is scaring looking you can shoot them and guess what that goes for people of all races and color. We’ll see how much you agree with that verdict as more cases come to trial because of this precedent.

  13. STLDan

    STLDan said, over 3 years ago

    Lie? He was told by the 911 operator not to follow Martin. That operator is a represenative of law enforcement. Are you trying to say that is a lie because you are using semantics? You are an idiot, no semantics needed for that statement!!

  14. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 3 years ago

    exactly how much Kool Aid did you drink today? Lighten up, the stuff kills brain cells.

  15. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @DrCanuck – From what I can tell in the news – Urban youth are suffering a shortage of many things: Good educational opportunities, high quality food, job opportunities, etc. But guns don’t seem to be in short supply.

    I, personally, am not afraid of an armed population. I think my neighbor has 12 or 14 guns on several racks in his house. I’ve never seen him use them for anything other then hunting or target practice. His ownership of those guns doesn’t threaten me in the least.

    I feel the same way about any law abiding citizen’s ownership. I support taking 2nd amendment rights away from convicted criminals but that is as far as it goes.

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