samhill wrote:Franco, do you know that Zimmerman identified himself in any way?
Richard S. wrote:dcrane wrote:Flyer5 wrote:Justice has prevailed. It should have never got as far as it did. It is sad that Martin lost his life, but being an aggressor has its risks.
Its a tough call... I don't like the fact Zimmerman was the one who was lurking/stocking Martin because he thought he was some kind of civilian police authority "wanna be" (actively looking for anything & everything he could somehow inject himself into in order to "feel like" he's some kind of big shot because he carry's a gun around everywhere he goes). I don't like it one bit! BUT... In the end, its hard to say he murdered anyone because clearly their was a confrontation and the 17 year old kid was clearly whoppin' his ass for thinking he was some kind of "big shot" and Zimmerman swiftly learned how tough a 17 year old kid can truly be and by the time that point arrived the wheels were set in motion for tragedy (lets hope Zimmerman learned his lesson to stay the F out of injecting himself into other people's business because at some point when you do such things your gonna get a rude awakening!) Zimmerman should have simply called the police to let them know "suspicious activity in the area" and continued on his way home WITHOUT STOPPING AND INJECTING HIMSELF LIKE HE WAS THE AUTHORITY BY WHICH MARTIN HAD TO ANSWER TO.
Doug perhaps Zimmerman made some mistakes here but if there was more people like him taking a an active role in their community many of these communities wouldn't have an issue. On another forum there was person criticizing the community I grew up in because the cops showed up while they were looking at a house to buy. As I explained to her there is a lot of long term residents, nearly no crime and the residents want to keep it that way. She moved to Wilkes Barre and 2 years alter was moving out becsue her husband was assaulted and they had numerous other issue with neighbors. It was with great pleasure I pointed out to her that would not have happened in my hometown.
The bottom line is this, if you want safe neighborhoods the community has to take a role. You can't solely rely on the cops.
freetown fred wrote:My thoughts are that the Feds are just putting on a show because we've become a Country of pussified, bleedin heart liberals & that they just feel a need to let us think that they actually have our best interest at heart---and some people are gullible enough to think that their actions really mean something---NOT-- smoke & mirrors Time will tell
samhill wrote:CNB, since you always seem to want my input on most things here it is, Zimmerman was found not guilty of the two counts in a court of law. But & this pertains to other remarks as well, it was not past midnight, he was in his fathers neighborhood, Zimmerman lives in a different neighborhood, the neighborhood is a racially mixed one. As in everything if there is only one side of a story to be told & no eye witness then only one side is heard & everything else is speculation so the jury worked with what they had & came up with what I believe is the right one based on those facts. I heard someone say this morning that it is a sad thing that 50 years after the M.L.K. "I Have a Dream speech" that a young man is gone for no other reason than the color of his skin & a series of events that can never be known for sure came to a deadly end. It most likely isn't over but it sure would be nice if it were. Almost forgot Zimmerman was told from the very beginning not to follow. If anything this just opens up another can of worms.
freetown fred wrote:dc, go back to page 2 of this post & re-read Richard's (The Mayor) post--I think that should cover it pretty well.