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2013-07-13 11:00:19 PM

LargeCanine: Rwa2play: Coco LaFemme: Of course he got off.  All you need to do anymore to get away with murder is say you felt "threatened."  Doesn't matter what color anyone is in this equation.  Two white people, two black people, mixed...doesn't really matter.  As long as you the shooter tell the jury that you were afraid for your life, you could justify killing an infant if it came down to it.

That's how farked up this country is right now.

It's gonna be fun when the tables are turned:  Older black man shoots white meth head trying to rob him but was fleeing when shot.  Wonder if some on right will be so elated with "Stand Your Ground".

Fleeing when shot? Where does that come from?


If you listen to the media Zimmerman was a 220lb MMA star who shot the 140 lb martin while he was begging for his life. It isn't surprising people are confused what happened.
 
2013-07-13 11:00:29 PM

novalord2: The Martin's lawyer just compared this case to Emmet Till. Jesus Christ.

"You have a little black boy who was killed," said Benjamin Crump, an attorney for Martin's parents. "It's going to be reported in history books ,and 50 years from now, our children will talk about Trayvon Martin's case like we talk about Emmett Till."


--

POINT OF ORDER: No one talks about Emmett Till anymore.
 
2013-07-13 11:00:29 PM
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2013-07-13 11:00:31 PM

The DBS: UNC_Samurai: Raiden333: My personal opinion:

Before the trial, I did no research, I only heard what the mainstream media reported, including the chopped up 911 call NBC played.

When the trial started, I listened to it every day at work, starting out rooting for the prosecution.

As the case went on, I started to realize that the case had been mischaracterized in the media and that there was in fact Reasonable Doubt. I saw that the prosecution was unable to establish a consistent narrative of what happened, and relied only on attacking Zimmerman's character and evoking emotion for Martin. I am sad that Martin is dead, it should not have happened. Both men made stupid mistakes that night. I don't know Zimmerman well enough to make a call on if he truly had ill-will in his heart. But I am happy a not guilty verdict was reached, because it means that evidence and the process of law have overridden appeals to emotion.

Didn't they find Zimmerman liable in the wrongful death suit. They at least recognized he was negligent in his actions.


What wrongful death suit?
 
2013-07-13 11:00:32 PM

Giltric: Fista-Phobia: ontariolightning: Anyone else listening to the seminole fla scanner?

Post a link.

http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/14479/web


tanx
 
2013-07-13 11:00:39 PM
Seems to me that the pro-George folks would probably rather talk about pancakes than how shiatty a verdict this was.
 
2013-07-13 11:00:40 PM
Look to the south. That bright orange glow tells me the verdict without even reading it.
 
2013-07-13 11:00:42 PM
The outrage on twitter is laughworthy.

@DanteAtkins Zimmerman disobeyed police, chased down an unarmed teenager, confronted him, and killed him. A court has ruled it legal. Think about that. via web

[morbo]THE JUSTICE SYSTEM DOES NOT WORK THAT WAY[/morbo]
 
2013-07-13 11:00:49 PM

OtherLittleGuy: DeCypher44: The activist/protestors outside the courthouse is cracking me up.

Yahhh! They're peeing in the fountain! They're peeing in the fountain!


Not like you would expect anything better.
 
2013-07-13 11:00:51 PM

AirForceVet: I'm very unhappy Martin is dead. I honestly believe Zimmerman caused the altercation to happen by his actions. But I accept the jury's decision that Zimmerman didn't murder him nor committed manslaughter.

But I was once a 17-year-old male, walking in my Florida neighborhood at night after going to the local store. Glad no Zimmernam followed me in their car, carrying a gun.


Because you would have started a fight with him?
 
2013-07-13 11:00:51 PM

rocinante721: O SAINT ALPHONZO WOULD BE PROUD


Who stole the margarine?
 
2013-07-13 11:00:53 PM
@911BUFF: DALLAS POLICE DEPARTMENT CONFIRMS THEY HAVE RIOT POLICE ON ALERT AFTER GEORGE ZIMMERMAN'S VERDICT. #911BUFF
 
2013-07-13 11:01:00 PM
www.seriouseats.com
 
2013-07-13 11:01:21 PM

fatalvenom: News Flash?

Really???

So some Hispanic shot a black kid and got away with it. Big deal. My inbox should not be littered with news flashes about this crap. This isn't news, everyone knew this guy was gonna walk.

Screw you Subby for the waste of a good news flash tag. I'm going to submit a news flash when the next NFL player commits murder, see how you like it then.

/bait in the water


You're a master baiter.
 
2013-07-13 11:01:31 PM

RockSteadyUSMC: The judicial system worked exactly how it's supposed to. There was enough reasonable doubt to acquit, and that was how it should be. The judicial system convicts based on facts and should prove beyond a reasonable doubt, not convict based on public opinion.

/USMC MP
//Yes I have a clue


Exactly what I just said to my wife.  He's probably guilty but there is enough doubt.  This is how the judicial system is supposed to work.  Error on the side of letting guilty people go free rather than incarcerating the innocent.
 
2013-07-13 11:01:33 PM
Is it common for the Florida courts to reconvene jury trial hearings at 10:00 pm on a Saturday night to announce the verdict?
 
2013-07-13 11:01:33 PM
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2013-07-13 11:01:38 PM
Dammit. Now I want to make pancakes and bacon.
 
2013-07-13 11:01:47 PM

MatrixOutsider: Mighty Taternuts: Raiden333: As the case went on, I started to realize that the case had been mischaracterized in the media and that there was in fact Reasonable Doubt. I saw that the prosecution was unable to establish a consistent narrative of what happened, and relied only on attacking Zimmerman's character and evoking emotion for Martin. I am sad that Martin is dead, it should not have happened. Both men made stupid mistakes that night. I don't know Zimmerman well enough to make a call on if he truly had ill-will in his heart. But I am happy a not guilty verdict was reached, because it means that evidence and the process of law have overridden appeals to emotion.

He chased a kid that did nothing wrong after the 911 operator told him not to, how is that not ill-will?

The operator does not have the authority to issue a police command.


That isn't what I asked. Following an innocent person with the intent of stopping them because you feel they may have done something wrong is ill-will.
 
2013-07-13 11:01:50 PM

FreetardoRivera: [www.deedeeworks.com image 304x300]


Funny, I find a lot of the people who have this sentiment now didn't when Casey Anthony was acquitted, and still don't with guys like Kobe Bryant and Ben Roethlisberger.

/At the very least, Nancy Grace is consistent.
//Consistently wrong.
///Seriously, her batting average resembles Rob Deer's at this point.
 
2013-07-13 11:01:54 PM
You stupid FLORIDIOTS! Too bad "stand your ground" is only a defense if you're white. A woman who fired warning shots at her husband who was coming at her (she had a protective order against him), was just sentenced to 20 yrs in prison. For attempted manslaughter. In Florida. Guess what color she is?
 
2013-07-13 11:01:57 PM

Penman: AirForceVet: But I was once a 17-year-old male, walking in my Florida neighborhood at night after going to the local store. Glad no Zimmernam followed me in their car, carrying a gun.

You had the mental faculties necessary to realize it's a bad idea to turn around and attack anyone who comes within 50 feet of you.


Actually, with how this case went, it's turning out more and more that it's a very good idea to preemptively shoot people who won't let you get outside of 50 feet of them.

Because the asshole who thinks a gun in his pocket makes him a cop that decided you looked suspicious won't go to jail for shooting you after starting a fight with you and losing.
 
2013-07-13 11:02:04 PM

Bonanza Jellybean: I tend to find pancakes really dry and gummy, even with too much syrup. I like Belgian waffles, though.


That tends to happen if the batter is over-worked or made using a "hard" (high-gluten) wheat.  Ideally, pancake batter should be made with either pastry or all-purpose flour, and should be mixed as little as possible to avoid the formation of gluten (don't be afraid of a few small dry spots in the batter; they'll cook out).
 
2013-07-13 11:02:07 PM
Subby. Great headline

Brilliant. Really

Tip of the cap to the mods for approving this.
 
2013-07-13 11:02:07 PM
The genius of this verdict was delivering it at 10:00 Saturday night.
 
2013-07-13 11:02:15 PM

OscarTamerz: Free at last, free at last, hallelujah he's free at last. Now let's go linch the DA and prosecutor for misconduct and make sure they get some serious jail time and get millions for the heroic IT guy who exposed their crimes against justice.


What I said above notwithstanding, it is true that the State's conduct (by which I mean not only the prosecution, but also the judge) in this case was outright disgraceful. In the end, it will do far more damage, at home and abroad to the reputation of America's criminal justice system than the verdict ever could. Even if the verdict had gone the other way, the State's conduct would still have been the greater stain, and I sincerely hope that at least some of those in my opposition, though they see this verdict as a stain, still see the prosecution's conduct as a greater one.
 
2013-07-13 11:02:23 PM

Rwa2play: Coco LaFemme: Of course he got off.  All you need to do anymore to get away with murder is say you felt "threatened."  Doesn't matter what color anyone is in this equation.  Two white people, two black people, mixed...doesn't really matter.  As long as you the shooter tell the jury that you were afraid for your life, you could justify killing an infant if it came down to it.

That's how farked up this country is right now.

It's gonna be fun when the tables are turned:  Older black man shoots white meth head trying to rob him but was fleeing when shot.  Wonder if some on right will be so elated with "Stand Your Ground".


/sigh
That's not self defense
 
2013-07-13 11:02:23 PM
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2013-07-13 11:02:25 PM
Let the healing begin? More like let the carnage begin.

Sounds like open season on shooting people and expecting to get away with it.
 
2013-07-13 11:02:32 PM

casual disregard: Lionel Mandrake: NOT GUILTY!!

JUST LIKE OJ!!

The jury decided.

That's how it works in our justice system. No posthumous verdicts from the bench, no guilt presumed upon accusation, no tribal dances, no bribes or other bullcrap. The jury decided.


And they decided correctly.

That's what happens when rednecks write stupid laws: bad things happen, but nobody did anything wrong.
 
2013-07-13 11:02:34 PM

Raiden333: My personal opinion:

Before the trial, I did no research, I only heard what the mainstream media reported, including the chopped up 911 call NBC played.

When the trial started, I listened to it every day at work, starting out rooting for the prosecution.

As the case went on, I started to realize that the case had been mischaracterized in the media and that there was in fact Reasonable Doubt. I saw that the prosecution was unable to establish a consistent narrative of what happened, and relied only on attacking Zimmerman's character and evoking emotion for Martin. I am sad that Martin is dead, it should not have happened. Both men made stupid mistakes that night. I don't know Zimmerman well enough to make a call on if he truly had ill-will in his heart. But I am happy a not guilty verdict was reached, because it means that evidence and the process of law have overridden appeals to emotion.


Pretty much my mental path as well.
 
2013-07-13 11:02:35 PM
To throw my two cents into the pancakes vs. waffles debate, I prefer French toast.  Chocolate chocolate chip French toast.  Make your regular French toast batter, but add some cocoa powder to it.  Dunk the bread, let it absorb for a bit.  Put bread on griddle, sprinkle with mini chocolate chips.  When done, eat as it is, or sprinkle some powdered sugar on top.

Now that's a farking breakfast.
 
2013-07-13 11:02:35 PM

HotWingAgenda: Is it common for the Florida courts to reconvene jury trial hearings at 10:00 pm on a Saturday night to announce the verdict?


Oh shiat!  It's a conspiracy!

/fark white hispanics!
 
2013-07-13 11:02:37 PM

Mrtraveler01: SevenizGud: Good to know that some hate-filled racist cannot attempt to murder someone by bashing their head in and have the victim also pay for self-defense through incarceration.

Justice will only be served if Zimmerman can successfully sue the estate of that racist for pain and suffering.

Wait...how was Martin racist?


He bought an Arizona Iced Tea. Arizona has racist laws. He supported the state which passes those laws by patronizing a business which pays taxes to Arizona. QED.
 
2013-07-13 11:02:48 PM
i.imgur.com


Nuff said ...
 
2013-07-13 11:02:58 PM
Who's up for IHOP?
 
2013-07-13 11:03:00 PM

AirForceVet: I'm very unhappy Martin is dead. I honestly believe Zimmerman caused the altercation to happen by his actions. But I accept the jury's decision that Zimmerman didn't murder him nor committed manslaughter.

But I was once a 17-year-old male, walking in my Florida neighborhood at night after going to the local store. Glad no Zimmernam followed me in their car, carrying a gun.


Were you in the habit of hiding in the bushes so you could ambush people and repeatedly punch them, regardless of whether they were armed?
 
2013-07-13 11:03:05 PM
Sunshinedown State.
 
2013-07-13 11:03:16 PM
i would have liked to have seen florida.

again.
 
2013-07-13 11:03:26 PM
I like turtles
 
2013-07-13 11:03:27 PM
from twitter:

Kevin M. Kelly @kdblez 4m

Mr. President: if you cared about America, now would be a perfect time to step in and save the oppressed from such regression. https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Zimmerman&src=hash" data-query-source="hashtag_click" class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr">#Zimmerman
 
2013-07-13 11:03:27 PM
This just in: I told you all 6 months ago.
 
2013-07-13 11:03:28 PM

iq_in_binary: Because the asshole who thinks a gun in his pocket makes him a cop that decided you looked suspicious won't go to jail for shooting you after starting a fight with you and losing.


Every Trayvon cheerleader gets this wrong. Trayvon Martin started the fight.
 
2013-07-13 11:03:33 PM

justoneznot: Well I guess now we'll get to see if blacks have matured at all in 20 years, will be interesting to watch.


Back in the early 90s they didnt have xbox and big screen tvs. Theyre not going to riot. They have it too good.
 
2013-07-13 11:03:36 PM

Raiden333: My personal opinion:

Before the trial, I did no research, I only heard what the mainstream media reported, including the chopped up 911 call NBC played.

When the trial started, I listened to it every day at work, starting out rooting for the prosecution.

As the case went on, I started to realize that the case had been mischaracterized in the media and that there was in fact Reasonable Doubt.


That's a very nice way of putting it. I would say borderline criminally negligent should anyone get hurt over this. Really hoping all the tough talk is just that...talk.
 
2013-07-13 11:03:46 PM

CruiseMan: Where was this type of outrage when OJ was acquitted?


Anything pre-internet doesn't count, silly.
 
2013-07-13 11:03:48 PM

cuzsis: Raiden333: My personal opinion:

Before the trial, I did no research, I only heard what the mainstream media reported, including the chopped up 911 call NBC played.

When the trial started, I listened to it every day at work, starting out rooting for the prosecution.

As the case went on, I started to realize that the case had been mischaracterized in the media and that there was in fact Reasonable Doubt. I saw that the prosecution was unable to establish a consistent narrative of what happened, and relied only on attacking Zimmerman's character and evoking emotion for Martin. I am sad that Martin is dead, it should not have happened. Both men made stupid mistakes that night. I don't know Zimmerman well enough to make a call on if he truly had ill-will in his heart. But I am happy a not guilty verdict was reached, because it means that evidence and the process of law have overridden appeals to emotion.

 This.

/although I realized that the media went butt farking crazy during this and stopped watching almost immediately.


And this again.
 
2013-07-13 11:03:49 PM
George Zimmerman may not know how to start a fight, but he sure knows how to finish one. Fact.
 
2013-07-13 11:03:50 PM

Mighty Taternuts: MatrixOutsider: Mighty Taternuts: Raiden333: As the case went on, I started to realize that the case had been mischaracterized in the media and that there was in fact Reasonable Doubt. I saw that the prosecution was unable to establish a consistent narrative of what happened, and relied only on attacking Zimmerman's character and evoking emotion for Martin. I am sad that Martin is dead, it should not have happened. Both men made stupid mistakes that night. I don't know Zimmerman well enough to make a call on if he truly had ill-will in his heart. But I am happy a not guilty verdict was reached, because it means that evidence and the process of law have overridden appeals to emotion.

He chased a kid that did nothing wrong after the 911 operator told him not to, how is that not ill-will?

The operator does not have the authority to issue a police command.

That isn't what I asked. Following an innocent person with the intent of stopping them because you feel they may have done something wrong is ill-will.


There is no proof that is what happened. He started following Martin when the dispatcher asked "which way is he running" and started returning to his car when the dispatcher said they didn't need him to follow Martin. The state didn't have any evidence that Zimmerman intended to confront martin.
 
2013-07-13 11:03:53 PM
Lesson learned: listen to authority and don't be the aggressor.
 
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