George Zimmerman /Trayvon Martin General Discussion #14 Friday July 12

Discussion in 'George Zimmerman Trial/Trayvon Martin' started by Tricia, Jul 11, 2013.

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  1. cityslick

    cityslick New Member

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    SassyMom New Member

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    I've gone through life (I'm 53) quite peacefully, being vigilant of my surroundings when out on my own, and in general I make an effort to be both friendly and helpful to people I've encountered in life. I never, ever want to have to place my life in the hands of a 'jury of peers'. 30 years ago I would have no problem with trusting a jury of my peers to judge my actions in light of the law. Today? Fagghedaboudit!!

    This country and culture has changed so much and I feel surrounded by crazy, and all I have to do is read comments about this case to know it. This forum is blissfully civil, but I still read a lot of opinions that make my eyes pop out and my jaw drop.

    IMO
     
  3. LinTX

    LinTX New Member

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    Yes, it is a shame, I agree. A shame for Trayvon Martin and those who loved him. Also for George Zimmerman and his loved ones. And for those of us who can see ourselves in either of these two guy's places that night...IMO
     
  4. Kimberlyd125

    Kimberlyd125 Softball is for everyone. Fast pitch is for athlet

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    That's odd. When you think of racism, you think of white vs black?

    Racism comes in all colors.

    It's horrible no matter which way it's pointed.

    JMO
     
  5. georgiagirl

    georgiagirl Opinionated Southern Belle

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    They also recently passed the mandatory gun in every household law in Nelson, Ga.
     
  6. MeeBee

    MeeBee Active Member

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    That's a nice judgment to make but I guess it demonstrates the different worlds people come from. I used to walk everywhere as a child from around the age of 9. To the store, to the Taco Bell, to my friend's house, to school. All the kids in my neighborhood did. It doesn't make someone a bad parent, even if it's not ideal. I got into a bad situation once but my parents worked and I had to walk home from school.

    But I don't get what that has to do with this case.
     
  7. Love Never Fails

    Love Never Fails Well-Known Member

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    No...... Because you LOVE them and don't want them to get hurt, even if their 17 year old brain tells them they are some kind of tough guy who can go around beating up the neighborhood watch guy! My point is that it isn't safe nowadays. And I am so thankful for the neighborhood watch groups in this country!
     
  8. lisasalinger

    lisasalinger Juror13

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    BBM

    Only if we give the mods gift certificate to BevMo afterwards. For those who are not familiar with these stores, it's a very large warehouse containing all forms of alcoholic beverages. It's a beautiful, holy place. :)

    IMO
     
  9. Lovelymountains

    Lovelymountains New Member

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    Since IMO most of the evidence is open to interpretation, but not all, for instance, the fact that TM's DNA was not on the gun but GZ's was, is not open to interpretation. It is a fact. Eyewitness interpretation is open to interpretation and question. Are they truthful? Is what they are saying possible? So, IMO, the jury will make a decision based on their interpretation of the evidence. I believe much of it is open to interpretation and a lot of it is unbelievable, i.e. Zimmerman's versions. I would vote for guilt, but it will be interesting seeing what verdict comes out of the jury room.

    I think the term "Fact" is being thrown around carelessy when clearly some of what was presented is not "Fact," but opinion and conjecture.
     
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    Mahouston69 Digital Imaging Specialist

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  11. raisincharlie

    raisincharlie Racing Doesn't Lie

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    BBM - this is IMO why this case has such dramatic consequences. Trayvon was walking and talking and being a teen through a neighborhood of which he most likely had no idea regarding the criminal activity level of nor cared about. I feel reasonable in saying that in that Trayvon did not live there - which also sets him up for being suspicious to anyone who knew the neighborhood and the people in the neighborhood. Most folks hide from the rain, but not everyone does, some people enjoy the rain, me included. This in turn sets George up to assume there may be an upcoming issue about to develop because he does know the crime level of the neighborhood and he knows a mother and her child hid desperately when robbers broke in.

    I can look at this and see multiple victims, which include both Trayvon and George, neither of which IMO were wrong in what they were doing in the beginning. Both of these individuals could have changed the end result had they either ran on home or had they returned to their vehicle and waited for police. Neither did, decisions have consequences, but in this case and in my opinion, both are victims of circumstance and neither should be vilified because of the circumstance. I do however know, that if someone wants to jump on me and try to pound away, they better bring their lunchbox because it is going to take a while.
     
  12. LambChop

    LambChop Former Member

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    LOL. I would have thought with all those people around her "coaching" her she could have come up with a better lie. Most of what she said was consistent with what she had originally stated. O'Mara admitted most of her lies were about herself, her age, her unavailability for the funeral, etc. because she just did not want to get involved. Her testimony about telling TM GZ could be a sexual predator and the look on her face when she said that made me think she believes she contributed to this by making TM fearful. She is having a great deal of trouble dealing with this still. I do hope someone gets her some grief counseling because she does look as if she is struggling with this issue. jmo
     
  13. Isabelle

    Isabelle Verified registered nurse

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    If TM were charged, we would know nothing about this case and the trial would not be televised. IMO
     
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    AngelWings444 New Member

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    I've now posted the link twice. Please look up thread.

    Rachel testified that he said "he almost right by his Daddy's fiance's house".

    Facts in evidence. :wink:
     
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    Who one is most likey to be attacked by depends entirely - IMO - on where one lives. I also think that those who live in affluent suburbs (for example) where the police respond promptly when summoned have no idea what's it like to live in a high violent crime urban environment where they do not.
     
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    It didn't mean that anywhere I lived (Nashville, New Orleans, Huntsville, Little Rock} It meant exactly what is says, a cracker like salteens. It is like the slur "Casper", it means white.

    :twocents:
     
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    JeannaT Former Member

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    "Cracker" refers to the white color of the skin. Pale as a cracker.

    IMHO
     
  18. neesaki

    neesaki Well-Known Member

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    If someone were beating the crap out of me, my son, my husband, or anyone else, I would expect them to have the right to defend themselves by whatever means it takes. GZ did not have the physical ability to defend himself in any other way, because he isn't a fighter, and especially against an aggressive fighter such as TM. Where did TM get his practice, IDK, as he also appeared to have been quite skilled for a 17 y/o, imo.

    I remained neutral and had not formed an opinion at all, until I saw the actual evidence in this case. I honestly had paid little attention to it until this last week. Didn't even pay attention to it when it happened because I was turned off by all the media hype and allegations of "racism". That, because I learned they were both a "minority", thus I refused to listen at all.

    My concern now, after all the evidence is in, is whatever happened to the rights of an American citizen to be able to defend oneself against an aggressor. I am now appalled this case ever went to trial.

    I said I wasn't going to get involved in this trial because it is too divisive, as evidenced by the posts I read here. I'm really going to reign myself in now, as I've said enough. That, partially because I have friends here on WS that I still consider friends even if they don't agree with me. Everyone has the right to their opinion. jmo
     
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    pro·fil·ing
    [proh-fahy-ling]

    noun
    1.
    the use of personal characteristics or behavior patterns to make generalizations about a person, as in gender profiling .

    2.
    the use of these characteristics to determine whether a person may be engaged in illegal activity, as in racial profiling .


    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/profiling
     
  20. MeeBee

    MeeBee Active Member

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    They called him a little kid? Link?
     
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