Discussion in 'Rough' started by Trouble, Mar 24, 2012.
The ones that rioted.
Nobody has rioted over this. Trayvon Martin's family, despite their agonizing loss, has consistently requested that people remain peaceful and that justice be pursued through the law/court system. Despite their own pain, they have advocated against violence or vigilantes. Given that Zimmerman appears to have been an out of control vigilante, their restraint & compassion is truly impressive.
Well, this is far from over. If Z is found innocent? Well, we'll just have to see won't we?
Yes, Trouble, we will. Until then, why are you invoking this crap about they=the ones that rioted, when nobody has in fact rioted over this, & hopefully never will? Trayvon's parents are among those trying to prevent outbreaks of violence, despite their grief, anger & recent loss.
Not to speak for Trouble, but I believe he was speaking about a comment made about the Rodney King incident where there were riots in L.A. There are some people, myself included, that are afraid of violence breaking out if Zimmerman is not convicted.
I think the riots occurred over the Rodney King trial because the venue was moved to Simi Valley, an all-white, middle-class area which produced a not guilty verdict in spite of the video showing the cops beating King.
The riots were the result of the King verdict, which of course was a travesty. Hopefully cooler heads than Zimmerman's will prevail after his trial.
Hell, it's fashionable to riot now. Kentucky screwballs rioted for winning the NCAA championship.
Rodney King himself is calling for calm and patience.
Simi Valley is (or was) populated by many many retired law enforcement officers and their influence on the town was profound. Moving the Rodney King trial there was a recipe for disaster.
Of course there will be riots if Z is found innocent....lol
The left will go nutzo.
This is not, & never was, a left vs right issue. Nor is anything about it funny.
Reasonable people, regardless of background, color or political affiliation, hope this ends without additional violence. It's transcendent that Martin's parents are helping with this despite their overwhelming & utterly senseless loss.
Zimmerman released on $150,000 bail. Does he have to pay for all of that, or just 10%? Will Hannity help him cover it?
Also, his new(er) lawyer apologized for Zimmerman's apology.
Attacker tells cops he jumped white man because he was mad about Trayvon Martin case
A black man in suburban Chicago told police he jumped a white man last week because he was upset about the Trayvon Martin case.Alton L. Hayes, 18, and a 15-year-old Chicago boy attacked the 19-year-old victim on April 17 at around 1 a.m. in Oak Park, west of Chicago, police told the Chicago Tribune.Hayes was charged with committing a hate crime Wednesday, as well as attempted robbery and aggravated battery.The boy, who is also black, was charged with attempted robbery, the Tribune said.Hayes said he and his partner grabbed the man from behind and hit him several times, then grabbed a tree branch and said, "Empty your pockets, white boy," FOX Chicago reported.
He must have heard that from Jesse Jackson.
Jesse Jackson is an ass.
Omigod, he's a brother! Does he look all doped up?
This guy looks so much like Trouble's avatar. Same nose, mouth, and ears. Can't tell about the eyes. Defnitely not the same hair, though.
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