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You heard about Trayvon Martin all over the news

by Diana Forum moderator / December 17, 2012 9:01 AM PST
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Did they viciously attack him?
by James Denison / December 17, 2012 9:56 AM PST

Why would we have heard of it? There's a large number of crimes out there in this country. Have you heard of them all? The reason the Zimmerman matter got the attention it needs, is because an innocent man is charged as if self defence is a crime, and because of politics that upset liberals since it ties into Florida law concerning self defense. Zimmerman is a hostage now in that war of Liberal socialist against law abiding citizens.

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RE: Did they viciously attack him?
by JP Bill / December 17, 2012 11:18 AM PST

No.....If they did...would he have shot them?

Oh wait...he did shoot them....It's a good thing they didn't viciously attack him...he might have shot them.

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you just said nothing
by James Denison / December 17, 2012 12:52 PM PST

one statement just cancelled out by your other.

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Right .....Exactly......
by JP Bill / December 17, 2012 1:04 PM PST
In reply to: you just said nothing

So why did you ask?

Did they viciously attack him?

They didn't viciously attack him...and he shot them...WHY did he shoot?...WHY did you ask the question?

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you are obtuse
by James Denison / December 17, 2012 9:43 PM PST

Simple to understand; Zimmerman had a good reason for shooting, obviously the driver in above incident didn't, so the latter is not the same sort of situation and pretty "cut and dried" and no reason to "cut more hay" over it. Secondly, it's the news reporters who decide what they will make a big story and what isn't made into a big story. Look at how many stories about Obama they have either passed over or given some brief report in the back of section A in the news papers and moved on from it. Obviously Diane heard of both Florida shootings, so don't really know what she's going on about, but seems to be implying some sort of double standard at work.

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Shot six times into the car. What is it about English that
by Ziks511 / December 17, 2012 11:22 AM PST

you don't understand? Do you kill simply because of a transient event like standing at a stop light next to loud music. And what is the likelihood of multiple victims if you shoot into a car right beside your own? say from a distance of 5 feet. If you shoot the passenger you''re going to hit the driver as well, guaranteed. Me, I might have shot the engine. That's a much better way to cost them and make them think twice. Less likely to get you charged with felony murder too.


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Yes, an obvious crime
by James Denison / December 17, 2012 12:54 PM PST

with no questions it seems over motives nor guilt, although a court will have to make it official. Therefore, no connection to the Zimmerman-Martin situation in the least other than two races involved.

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(NT) And in the same state with the same laws.
by Diana Forum moderator / December 18, 2012 9:07 PM PST
In reply to: Yes, an obvious crime
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(NT) There's no correlation to the Zimmerman-Martin matter
by James Denison / December 18, 2012 11:31 PM PST
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(NT) It was worse
by Diana Forum moderator / December 19, 2012 10:17 AM PST
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