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Jul. 12th, 2013 @ 05:25 am An Open Question....
Would the Zimmerman murder trial matter nationally in the media if the victim was any race other than black, and the accused was any race other than "white Hispanic?"

For that matter, what's up with idiots and thugs wanting to riot if "the right verdict" isn't rendered by the jury? Why break someone else's stuff based upon something that has ZERO to do with them?

Human beings continue to have the dumb. Ugh.
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From:gev
Date:July 12th, 2013 10:28 am (UTC)
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Stupid emotions anyway. Vulcans are clearly onto something.
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From:itzwicks
Date:July 12th, 2013 10:49 am (UTC)
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Yes. They. Were.
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From:reprobayt
Date:July 12th, 2013 01:04 pm (UTC)
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Indeed.
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From:itzwicks
Date:July 13th, 2013 12:30 pm (UTC)
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Yup. Belated birthday greetings to you, by the way! ;-)
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From:sb_pyrat
Date:July 12th, 2013 01:15 pm (UTC)
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Id say so. Not that itd be the same. If he was white, it'd probably be about the Hispanic that killed the white kid
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From:itzwicks
Date:July 13th, 2013 12:55 pm (UTC)
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The only way a story goes national, using the current metrics as of late, is if the victim was a Hispanic that happened to be a border jumper. That's it. Women are killed every day, but only the more telegenic (re: good looking, young, and sympathetic) make it to the front page and the top headline.

Blacks killing blacks, Hispanics killing Hispanics, etc. tend not make the news primarily because it happens too much.
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From:irishtempest
Date:July 12th, 2013 05:15 pm (UTC)
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I think that it would be an issue if it were any race vs any race. People seem to be angry in general and looking for a reason to lash out. Although had it been a black shooter and a white victim, I sadly think it would be less of a question of him being convicted.
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From:jordan179
Date:July 12th, 2013 08:31 pm (UTC)
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Regardless of the race of self-defender and thug-who-underestimated-his-intended-victim, I think that barring high-level demand for a proscution, I don't think that this even would have come to trial.
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From:irishtempest
Date:July 12th, 2013 08:55 pm (UTC)
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Ha! I think we see this from different perspectives, so I'll just agree that the media did make this into a much larger issue.
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From:itzwicks
Date:July 13th, 2013 01:02 pm (UTC)
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Absolutely true. The media stoked the trial and are NOT being neutral information brokers here.
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From:itzwicks
Date:July 13th, 2013 01:03 pm (UTC)
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There is a LOT of back story in regard to the conditions of the neighborhood prior to the event in question. Nobody wants to explore that for fear of changing the narrative.
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From:crayolaphoenix
Date:July 12th, 2013 08:19 pm (UTC)

Oh my GOD!

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You're ALIVE!!

Sir, I just want you to know that there are people (who *cough* may or may not include ME!!!!!!) that are worried about you. Most of those people are on facebook. Just wanted you to know. xoxo

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From:itzwicks
Date:July 13th, 2013 01:01 pm (UTC)
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Right back at you, dear friend! xoxo

I've been away too long, but I will be back very, very soon. ;-)
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From:retro_rider55
Date:July 12th, 2013 09:19 pm (UTC)
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I'm a little in the dark; were there any witnesses, other than Zimmerman? If not, they won't have an unbiased trial.
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From:itzwicks
Date:July 13th, 2013 01:00 pm (UTC)
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There is a pun opportunity, somewhere. ;-)

Proof beyond a reasonable doubt in the case of a 2nd degree or 3rd degree murder charge is HARDER to do than one imagines. There were witnesses, but they were either not in clear view, audio only, or otherwise not fully paying attention.

The pressures on the participants in this trial are off of the scale, I am sure.
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From:retro_rider55
Date:July 13th, 2013 08:16 pm (UTC)
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What if Bernard Goetz had been black & his assailants white?
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From:moropus
Date:July 13th, 2013 10:24 pm (UTC)
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I'm scared if Zimmerman goes free, every wannabe will gun up and start shooting young males who are out walking around after dark.

My personal fears are no reason to convict a man.

But people are so broken that this will happen. I bet you a very nice lunch it will.
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From:fyremaven
Date:July 14th, 2013 02:49 am (UTC)
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Bryan, i miss your logic.

:D
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From:itzwicks
Date:July 15th, 2013 09:21 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, you are too kind! :)
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From:specialrpt
Date:July 15th, 2013 09:05 pm (UTC)
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Tap, tap, tap... I just wanted to see if this still worked.
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From:itzwicks
Date:July 15th, 2013 09:20 pm (UTC)
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Yup... still works, pal! ;-)