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George Zimmerman: Not Guilty for Trayvon Martin Murder

George Zimmerman: Not Guilty for Trayvon Martin Murder

A non-guilty verdict has been reached for George Zimmerman, who was tried for second degree murder and manslaughter for the death of Trayvon Martin.

The 29-year-old neighborhood watch coordinator for a gated community shot the 17-year-old teenager on February, 26, 2012 in Sanford, Fla, in what he claimed was self defense.

The murder trial began on June 10 and took around a month to reach a verdict.

“You have a little black boy who was killed,” Benjamin Crump, an attorney for the parents of Trayvon said in the courtroom during the trial. “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.”

WHAT DO YOU THINK of the final verdict in the Zimmerman-Martin case?

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83 Responses to “George Zimmerman: Not Guilty for Trayvon Martin Murder”

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  1. 51
    Tray Says:

    Stinger5 I guess you would be happy if it were like the good old days when if a young black man was wanted dead anyone could find one hanging from a tree. The justice system did not work then because no one saw the hangings either. Therefore no crime could have been committed. My guess is that you would probably suggest suicide in all of those cases. :-) Do not get angry because you did not think of that theory first.

  2. 52
    Stinger5 Says:

    >Zimmerman’s nose wasn’t broken.

    Um, yes it was. Have you seen the photos taken at the scene?

    >there was no Zimmerman DNA on Tray.

    Not true either. They only didn’t find DNA under Travon’s fingernails. Means nothing. If you make a proper fist, you would not necessarily get DNA under your fingernails. In addition Travon had VERY SHORT fingernails, as pictured in the photo of him holding a gun which was withheld from evidence.

    >Zimmerman didn’t call for help and didn’t call 911 again after he shot Tray for OVER 2 minutes.

    The police were already on their way from the previous phone call and showed up shortly after the shot. There was no need to call 911.

    >Tray wasn’t a “thug”. He was found laying on the ground FACE DOWN with his hands under him after being shot point blank in the heart.

    Right, because he was on top, duh.

  3. 53
    Stinger5 Says:

    Tray, it is people like you who are racist. You see everything as us vs them, blacks vs white, etc. This case had NOTHING to do with race until the charlatans like Al Sharpton and the leftist media made it racial. Suddenly Zimmerman was white, not hispanic. By that same definition, Obama is white. Had this been one of the hundereds of black on black crimes every year in Chicago, nothing would have been made of it. Same if Travon was white. Had Travon killed George using George’s own gun like he tried to, the headline would have been “Man killed by his own gun near his house, killer still at large” and nothing would have come of it. The racists made this a racial case, not the facts. And as far as me, I have black friends now, I’ve had black friends since I was a kid. I would vote for black president if he wasn’t an idiot democrat. Race means nothing to me when it comes to that, only content of character.

  4. 54
    Tray Says:

    @Stinger5: The fact that you classify your friends as black or otherwise tells me all I need to know about you. I just have friends.

  5. 55
    Stinger5 Says:

    Sure you do Tray, sure you do. And this is a discussion about race – you started it.

  6. 56
    Tray Says:

    @Stinger5: No the previous posts were about race I just commented to show the same logic you are applying to this case has been applied in this country to many other murders that the victims just happen to be young black men. Some of whom were 6’2, taller or shorter. Just trying to make sure people see that it is a different time but same old practices in this country. Some things just like some people never change.

  7. 57
    Stinger5 Says:

    Tray, hey yah, just make your own narrative. Ignore the facts. People like you do that all the time and no facts, not even video of the incident would impress you.

    And as far as young black men being murder vicitms, most black men who are murder victims are killed by other black men. That’s according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

    http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/pub/pdf/bvvc.pdf

    But don’t let the facts get in the way of your narrative.

  8. 58
    Stinger5 Says:

    Oh by the way, see page 3 in that pdf, third paragraph, although i suggest you read all of it and maybe learn something.

    “In 2005 most homicides involving one victim and one offender were INTRAracial. About 93% of black homicide victims and 85% of white victims in single victim and single offender homicides were murdered by someone of their race.”

  9. 59
    Tray Says:

    @Stinger5: You are correct and the same statistic exists when talking about young white men too. Your point is?

  10. 60
    Stinger5 Says:

    Tray, in your last post you said:

    “No the previous posts were about race I just commented to show the same logic you are applying to this case has been applied in this country to many other murders that the victims just happen to be young black men. Some of whom were 6’2, taller or shorter. Just trying to make sure people see that it is a different time but same old practices in this country. Some things just like some people never change.”

    You said that. My point is that most black men who are murdered are murdered by other black men, period. The leftist news narrative that “white people are a killin’ black folk” is just wrong and completely racist. Stop listening to the mainstream media and face reality.

  11. 61
    Tray Says:

    @Stinger5: If you read my post blacks kill blacks and whites kill whites, but when non blacks kill blacks they get aquitted when blacks kill non blacks they get convicted check your same sources. The statistics are there.

    We live in america and the both of us know the facts. You can not convince me or yourself that this country is not the same that is was 50 years ago. If you think so just look at the verdict of this case and the verdict of the other civil rights murder cases. Medger Evans, and the other white civil rights workers that were murdered and then buried by the crooked law enforcement at that time to name a few.

    This is why many young black men still view law enforcement as predators for profiling just like Trayvons murderer.

    Ask yourself this question if Trayvon looked like his murderer do you think he would still be alive?

    We both know that answer. Have a good night. I will sleep well hope you can, but you probably will because I am sure you have no moral or ethical conscious.

  12. 62
    Lamborghini Fan Boy Says:

    I forgive you George Zimmerman for the crime that you have committed i refuse to be apart of setting the human race back 200 years by feeding into hate i refuse slam an entire race for the crime of one man maybe 6 years when i was young and dumb i would have definitely been shouting idiotic racial slurs in Myspace comments to quote on quote release my so called anger but im very mature about the situation because who am i to pass judgement upon another thats GOD’s task the Trayvon Martin case has taught me that it’s time for the human race need to come together as one and stop the violence and preserve peace.

  13. 63
    Toni Says:

    @groundcontrol: What more evidence do you need. He shot an unarmed 17 year old who was doing nothing in the chest. What kind of evidence do you require? This is the problem with the system…people like you think they understand it, so, slick lawyers are able to get people acquitted because you are looking for some CSI Television evidence. Please. You can’t just stalk and shoot a person who has done nothing!!!!

  14. 64
    Clarice Says:

    Anybody with more than 2 braincells, who had actually followed the trial – the actual trial and not just listened to the useless pundits on tv – knew that there was no way there could be any other outcome.

    It doesn’t have to mean Zimmerman is innocent, but it does mean that the state failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt.

    I would have voted ‘not guilty’ too. Specially after the forensic experts testimony.

  15. 65
    Elodieee Says:

    ………

    I can’t………

  16. 66
    Heather Says:

    My Prays goes out to the Martin’s

  17. 67
    Neesa Says:

    He was innocent. Black people are out jumping innocent non black people in mob attacks every day! EVERY DAY black teen youth are attacking innocent people in mob attacks. That doesn’t get reported.

  18. 68
    Reba Says:

    Justice comes in many forms. His will come one way or another.

  19. 69
    Whycantipost Says:

    @Stinger5:

    >Tray wasn’t a “thug”. He was found laying on the ground FACE DOWN with his hands under him after being shot point blank in the heart.
    Right, because he was on top, duh.

    Wait. If Tray was on top, got shot, he would have fallen backwards, on his back. Other scenario; he fell on top of the shooter, but how did his hand stay neatly underneath his body when the shooter tried to get from under him? Weird, and doesn’t make sense.
    And why didn’t the shooter shoot his legs, shoulder or something else instead of doing a killshot?

  20. 70
    Whycantipost Says:

    To add to #69:

    Other scenario; he fell on top of the shooter, but how did his hand stay neatly underneath his body when the shooter tried to get from under him?

    –> Wouldn’t the shooter flip the body of of him, instead of crawling from underneath it? In that case Tray would have been found on his back.

    Sorry Stinger, but your statement about him being on top makes no sense if he was found face down.

  21. 71
    Whycantipost Says:

    @Tray:

    Ask yourself this question if Trayvon looked like his murderer do you think he would still be alive?

    Sad thing is, he probably would be. If every ‘maybe burglar’ was dressed in a suit and tie they wouldn’t be followed. If Tray was dressed ‘properly (can’t find a fitting word for it, sorry,)’ Zimmerman wouldn’t have even found him suspicious, just a dude walking down the street. Man, even I dressed up in Tray’s outfit at the time (as a white girl here) Zimmerman would not have noticed/followed me. He was followed because he was a black male, dressed in gangsta attire (as Zimmerman saw it; man on a mission; criminal mission).

    And that’s the sad truth.

    Whatever happened afterwards was started by a dumb dude’s idea of what a criminal looks like. And he thought he was a tough wannabe cop, so he followed him. What do you do when you notice you get followed? You defend yourself and want to know why you are followed. Maybe Tray got agressive because a strange dude came after him while he was doing nothing wrong. I would have been mad too. No idea who threw the first punch, but still, this could have easily be prevented if Zimmerman wasn’t prejudiced in the first place AND if he had listened to the cops. Whether he killed Tray out of selfdefense or plain murder, he is guilty of this young man’s death, because it all started with him following the kid, not listening to a police officer who told him to NOT go after him etc.

  22. 72
    USA is a joke in the World Says:

    It´s repulsive and indignant to wake up and learn that a assassin, a murderer of a boy have been declared “not guilty” by a jury in the USA. The biggest racist country and a joke for all world.

    I´m in shock to know that a man with a gun, go after a boy (black), intercepted and start a fight (probably with is gun already in his hand) and when he find the right moment (after some punch) he shot deadly the unarmed boy.

    In the USA the justice is a joke. Money is all that matters. After months of a tv circus the jury (that it is a mirror of American people) have the disgusting and absurd decision to declared the KILLER — ” NoT GUILTY”.

    It´s a bad joke. Any person in the world fell ashamed with this justice.
    The Americans with some sense of justice must fell ashamed and do some to change this shame.

    Now, the world look to USA with pity, shame and thinking that in USA there are much more idiots that we think a great country need.

    After the Guantanamo prison, the drones kills, the deregulation of the banks and the fall of world economy, the wars that USA support, the spy-program and now (again) the racist justice of USA.

    USA is a great country for rich and powerful people. It´s a joke of a country. Shame on USA.

  23. 73
    guest Says:

    @LooseLipz: TRAYVON WAS TRESPASSING!!! WHAT THE HELL WAS HE DOING IN A GATED NEIGHBORHOOD?? ZIMMERMAN, A NORMAL 29 YEAR MAN IN CHARGE OF HIS NEIGHBORHOOD CRIME WATCH TOLD THE BOY WHO WAS TRESPASSING TO STOP AND HE DIDN’T STOP. IS ZIMMERMAN JUST SUPPOSED TO WATCH AS A RANDOM STRANGER ENTERS HIS NEIGHBORHOOD OR JUST ALLOW HIMSELF TO GET BEATEN UP WHILE ARMED WITH A GUN FOR CIRCUMSTANCES LIKE THESE??? What motive does a 29 year old neighborhood security guard have for killing an “innocent” boy for no good reason? But what motive did Treyvon have for trespassing in a gated neighborhood????? Put yourself in Zimmerman’s shoes and ask yourself what you would do. – See more at: http://news.revolt.tv/george-zimmerman-found-not-guilty-on-2nd-degree-murder-charges/#comment-146

  24. 74
    guest Says:

    @offtheproperty: YES!

  25. 75
    thecoldhardfacts Says:

    TRAYVON WAS TRESPASSING!!! WHAT THE HELL WAS HE DOING IN A GATED NEIGHBORHOOD?? ZIMMERMAN, A NORMAL 29 YEAR MAN IN CHARGE OF HIS NEIGHBORHOOD CRIME WATCH TOLD THE BOY WHO WAS TRESPASSING TO STOP AND HE DIDN’T STOP. IS ZIMMERMAN JUST SUPPOSED TO WATCH AS A RANDOM STRANGER ENTERS HIS NEIGHBORHOOD OR JUST ALLOW HIMSELF TO GET BEATEN UP WHILE ARMED WITH A GUN FOR CIRCUMSTANCES LIKE THESE??? What motive does a 29 year old neighborhood security guard have for killing an “innocent” boy for no good reason? But what motive did Treyvon have for trespassing in a gated neighborhood????? Put yourself in Zimmerman’s shoes and ask yourself what you would do. JUSTICE WAS SERVED because Zimmerman went through a 1 month trial under our judicial system. If you don’t like it and think that America’s system is so corrupt then move to another country.

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