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  1. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Equating this trial with OJs is pretty racist. I don’t know anyone but Ted who thinks the two are at all parallel.

  2. Darsan54

    Darsan54 GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Most reasonable strip ever Ted. The jury really had very little choice except acquittal the way Florida law is written. And we only had one story, Zimmerman’s, and no contradicting evidence. That said how a guy provokes a confrontation with someone who’s only “crime” is being there and then kills that person as he loses the fight gets turned into “self-defense” is beyond me. Zimmerman had a better defense team than the prosecutor had an offense.

    the part that gets me is the legality of it all. No body broke the law per say, but an innocent person still ends up dead.

  3. Adrian Snare

    Adrian Snare said, 9 months ago

    Reform …over and over…reform, in so many areas..
    Both cases show that our justice system is in need of reform.
    The best thing, even better than good gun control (which we do NOT have) is a non-lethal means of defence..
    I seem to be the only man to bring this up…
    Racism, IMO, we are all racists to a lesser or greater extent.
    Admission is the first step to healing.

  4. DaSharkie

    DaSharkie GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @Adrian Snare

    Please tell us what is the “non-lethal means of defense” that you wish us to use.

    You can buy tasers, stun guns, and mace. If I feel my life is in danger, my family’s life is in danger, or witness an act that is endangering the life of another, you can dang sure bet that I will defend myself.

    In a fight or struggle for your life, you do not fight to harm. You fight for your survival, and that means eliminating the aggressor.

    This is what Mr. Zimmerman did. And you may need to review the case and see that the prosecution never claimed that it was a racist act.

  5. packratjohn

    packratjohn said, 9 months ago

    @Genome Project

    Or Baptists and Methodists….

  6. DaSharkie

    DaSharkie GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Just because a person of a different race, culture, ethnicity, creed, religion, or whatever kills a person of a different group does not make it a racist act.

  7. DaSharkie

    DaSharkie GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @packratjohn

    Or Crips killing Bloods. Which the left, Sharpton, NAACP, Jesse Jackson, the DOJ, Eric Holder, President Obama, MSNBC, or Ted Rall have no problem with. They do not cry, protest, march, or do anything to stop an entire class, race, and generation from killing themselves.

    But if a person of a different race is killed, it HAS to be racism. It cannot be ANYTHING else could it?

    Be objective.

  8. echoraven

    echoraven said, 9 months ago

    @DaSharkie

    Post of the day.

  9. jmattadams

    jmattadams GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    This is exactly the race-baiter mindset. A person does not know what’s in his own heart and mind, so he needs a bunch of people who act on pure emotion and not a speck of logic or critical thinking to tell him that yes, he is racist, and yes, he does hate black people. Well, how’s this for white dude’s burden?: I’m not racist. I don’t hate people because of how they’re different from me and no amount of libs saying it about me just because they can’t otherwise win an argument is going to change that or make me care what they think.

  10. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 9 months ago

    Fred’s right-wing intellectual case for acquittal.

    About the same as the character in the cartoon: The prosecution never proved Zimmerman guilty of murder.

  11. ODon

    ODon said, 9 months ago

    @DaSharkie

    “Just because a person of a different race, culture, ethnicity, creed, religion, or whatever kills a person of a different group does not make it a racist act.”
    True enough but were Martin a white female do you think the trial verdict would be different? Let’s leave racism out of this and just talk about the fact that Zimmerman, comforted by his gun, stupidly tracked Martin down scaring the crap out of Martin. What the hell would the average person do? Surely not yield to a scary figure coming after him with unknown intentions.

  12. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 9 months ago

    I truly believe Zimmerman is guilty, but not of murder. In no way did the event meet the legal requirements of a murder charge.

  13. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, 9 months ago

    @TJDestry

    A lot of people in the media like to compare the two cases because of the racial aspect, which of course the media exploits as much as possible. You are absolutely right that other than the racial aspect there is no similarity between the cases.

  14. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, 9 months ago

    Zimmerman should have been charged with some form of involuntary manslaughter right from the start. The charges could and would have been dropped as the evidence came out quickly that backed up Z’s statements and proved he was not racist. This is another example (like immigration) that the system is not broken, we have broken people. Reminds me of the Steve Martin movie where he is working in a gas station and someone is shooting at him but hitting oil cans; Steve’s boss (Marty Allen?) tells him the problem is not defective cans, it’s defective people. Oh, so true. The state blew it by overcharging him with murder. And Z had competent defense counsel, which always helps.

  15. TheTruthHurts

    TheTruthHurts said, 9 months ago

    @David

    Well now Dave, you made an ASSertion about the veracity of prior posts. Suppose you illustrate/document YOUR comments.
    But be fore-warned, I WON’T be holding my breath !

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