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We Can Always Choose To React Differently

August 4, 2013

To The Reader’s Forum: There is an old saying: “We get too soon old and too late smart.” This seems to have happened in Sanford, Florida....

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50s4ever

Aug-06-13 8:30 AM

Evidently all the evidence lied about Martin. According to the disagrees here, he was tracked down and shot like a dog..<my best voice imitation of Bobby Rush and the black woman from Fl congress. You should hear it for its pure eloquence>

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50s4ever

Aug-05-13 2:26 PM

Oh. Never mind. I'm white. It would never make the news.

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50s4ever

Aug-05-13 7:09 AM

overdrive..suppose I confront you in the same style at night, easily overpowering you, breaking your nose, slamming your brain pan on concrete. You think I'm going to kill or maim you. Will you be thinking "I'm glad NY doesn't have self defense laws? Which also is not true, of course.

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50s4ever

Aug-05-13 7:05 AM

A hooded sweatshirt is appropriate here for weather. Fl and Ca etc. it's a uniform. Do you notice the convenience store security cams show more hood than face? Hidden behind big sun glasses in addition. Makes ID hard. I'm only disappointed at how many average adults use pot. The bug juice made with the skittles, is another story. More prone to paranoia. Moot point since only Martin committed a crime. Agg. assault. Or battery, depending on state.

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nonfiction

Aug-05-13 6:54 AM

The reason the defense didn't use the pot use in their argument is that marijuana does not make you violent. It's a depressant that relaxes your body and much more likely to make you passive. An argument that Martin was high on pot would have hurt the defenses case. Now if he was drunk, on a hallucinogen, or an upper like speed. It would have been used for sure by the defense.

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nonfiction

Aug-05-13 6:45 AM

Trayvon Martin Drugs: Jury Will Hear About Martin's Marijuana Use.

The low number in the study says 25% (est 25-50) of teens use pot. That's your poor black kid on 2nd street to your wealthy honor student from MG. Pot use doesn't make you trashy, bad, ghetto ect... You would be shocked if you knew how many successful (white people) use pot.

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Overdrive

Aug-05-13 2:18 AM

BRW, I liked the letter and agree that money does not make or prevent people from becoming trashy.

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Overdrive

Aug-05-13 2:14 AM

Does anybody here get excited when someone wears a hood? Not really, because the weather is col and rainy a lot of the year. We deal with it. I find it hard to believe that GZ was anything other than paranoid. Whether or not he was racist, he still should have not been so scared. Should the law protect him? I don't think so. I'm very glad we do not have laws like that here.

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50s4ever

Aug-04-13 9:06 PM

Ooops...I must not have made it clear that was what I meant...we're all the same. I was trying to say trash comes with or without money, regardless of color. Being poor doesn't have to make you a criminal, or excuse bad behavior anymore than money can. Yeah, I have one of those families too.

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Brent1

Aug-04-13 8:48 PM

I agree with lone, i don't care about a persons skin color... Mine get s pretty dark in the summer...

I don't care what they look like but care about what they act like. We all need to contribute toward making America great regardless if we are financially rich, middle or poor and a persons financial position has little to do with the true meaning on rich and poor quality of life. I know many wealthy people who have a very poor quality of life...

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50s4ever

Aug-04-13 7:50 PM

Watch how long the equality post lasts.

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50s4ever

Aug-04-13 7:48 PM

"Not all blacks are poor trash"...nope some are rich trash. Some are too ignorant to see the truth because they are blinded by hate. They're just like the rest of us, and they don't want to be treated like the rest of us. Equality really suc ks , so avoid it by any means eh bobo?

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50s4ever

Aug-04-13 7:38 PM

Gee, how can you get away with calling them losers? lol...they must have had some bad days in the sandbox.

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50s4ever

Aug-04-13 7:26 PM

Martin initiated the confrontation when GZ was going to his car. Read the transcripts. "you got a problem MF? was his way of approaching a person. His girlfriend testified the crazy cracker didn't understand he had a asswhuppin coming. Report this post and I will write it again. You can't handle the truth.

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BudZilla

Aug-04-13 5:47 PM

Go now and read about DMX addiction, withdrawal paranoia, and the reason for the slurpie and skittles.

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50s4ever

Aug-04-13 4:50 PM

The one concerned for his neighborhood, who isn't doing drugs, protects himself and he's the one being vilified. That's what is wrong with this society. But he's white, so he has it coming right? Racist ignoramuses.

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bluesman

Aug-04-13 4:14 PM

Somebody's been hiting the disagree button but won't comment. Is it because they know the facts are not on their side? If somebody has some facts that points to Zimmerman being a murderer call the DA in FL. Out with it already. Getting out of your car to watch somebody who is walking through your neighborhood does not make you a murderer.

Even NYS allows you to shoot somebody who is slamming your head on the sidewalk. And that's saying something.

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50s4ever

Aug-04-13 3:03 PM

My grandson is 17, wears a hoodie and is as white as Obama. If he was killed in the exact scenario, I would not be calling for Zimmermann's head, I'd be saying "I told him, and he didn't listen."

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50s4ever

Aug-04-13 2:57 PM

So few young blacks in hoodies are involved in crimes, I guess. lol what an idiot. No facts can change the mind of an idiot.

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bluesman

Aug-04-13 2:54 PM

I have a son the same age as Martin. If I thought for a minute he was murdered in cold blood, I would be the first calling for Zimmerman's head. You can't put somebody in jail because in the past white people have gotten away with murder. This case has nothing to do with Emmitt Till or any other case.

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bluesman

Aug-04-13 2:43 PM

Martin called his lady friend. GZ called 911. It's a fact they did not tell him to stay in his car. It's a fact a witness saw Martin on top of Zimmerman. It's a fact somebody was crying out for help. The jurors felt it was Zimmerman.

Some felt Zimmerman shot Martin because he was black. However, this is not a fact. Just pure speculation by some who have an agenda. We don't know all the facts, the ones we do know point to self defense.

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Jazzie

Aug-04-13 2:33 PM

And 50s, I would peg you as suspiciously prejudiced. As far as I know hoodies aren't illegal, and the kid wasn't wearing a mask.

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bluesman

Aug-04-13 2:32 PM

In the past many whites got away with killing blacks because the facts were ignored. Zimmerman was acquitted because the facts were not ignored like some wanted. Do the facts matter or not, some folks need to make up their mind.

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Jazzie

Aug-04-13 2:31 PM

Only two people "know the facts", GZ and TM. The other is just hearsay.

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50s4ever

Aug-04-13 2:15 PM

I don't care if you're Oprah or Obama, or Kid Rock. Sneak in my neighborhood covering your identity with a hoodlm's garb, and I will peg you as suspicious. Racist? That's saying black people can't be shot when attacking a white man. That's what you're pushing for. Since we are making guesses, I guess he was casing the hood, and may have previously broke in to some homes.

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