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Hank10303 01:29 PM on 07/17/2013
Zimmerman badly wanted to be a cop.  So much so that instead of a job working
security, he befriended the guys at the local prescient and started a night
watch in the Townhouse community he lived in.  He then got a license for a gun, took martial arts classes, gym exercise classes and law classes.  That is how bad he wanted to be a cop and some of this after he was previously rejected  Read More...
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12:54 PM on 07/17/2013
get over it....this is what they told the japanese americans when they were forcefully placed in camps, what they told mexican americans as they were illegally deported from california and lynched in the southwest, what they told the native americans when they were robbed, murdered, and denied of not just american rights but HUMAN rights (one had to go to court to prove he was a HUMAN) and what they told the world when there was the LARGEST WORLD PROTEST because we were invading a country who had nothing to do with us. get over it is what these people who have privilege say......
12:53 PM on 07/17/2013
Would that be like President Obama won again so get over it tea publicans?
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12:48 PM on 07/17/2013
duh theres other problems in the world. but im going to worry about the ones happening in MY country before i go worrying about the lack of justice in other countries. ....wait, its a tad funny how these are usually the people crying about how try and fix other countries instead of focusing on our own......
12:40 PM on 07/17/2013
> That's the way the American law system works," he said. "Get over it."
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Fat chance of that, they are seriously fixated on this case. Instead of, say, asking how laws can be written to protect everyone better, let's railroad the guy who was found not guilty.
01:30 PM on 07/17/2013
unless you belong to a class of people who are adversely affected by the law, you will never know what you are talking about.....
01:55 PM on 07/17/2013
> who are adversely affected by the law
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I don't believe that for a second. The law provides for anti-discrimination that favors those who are black. Try claiming you were profiled for being "white".
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We strive for freedom in a free land
12:28 PM on 07/17/2013
Why don't you get over ME not getting over it!!!!
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IK Flin
My micro-bio likes a hot toddy at bedtime
12:23 PM on 07/17/2013
After this verdict and Andy Harris' statement I feel that Andy Harris is a threat to my life.
12:41 PM on 07/17/2013
> After this verdict and Andy Harris' statement I feel that
> Andy Harris is a threat to my life.
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He would have to be considered an imminent threat to your life if you were a reasonable person. That isn't a bar that's been met.
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12:09 PM on 07/17/2013
Reading his comments his point seems to say there are other issues of varying degrees of importance to worry about. That may be true. But, issues of "what's important and what's not" are determined personally. So, for him justice and fairness for everyone in our judicial system isn't important enough to devote energy and treasure to. Okay, I get that. I'm also not surprised.
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Black Rhino
12:22 PM on 07/17/2013
Here's the thing - the ruling was fair, and justice was served.

GZ acted within the law. TM did not. You can't assault people, even if they're following you.
12:42 PM on 07/17/2013
> So, for him justice and fairness for everyone in
> our judicial system isn't important enough
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By any sane measure of the law, the not guilty verdict was correct. That doesn't say anything about "innocence", it just means in the least there is reasonable doubt. That's the law for many good reasons.
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04:04 PM on 07/17/2013
Just a test. Then you would feel the Casey Anthony and OJ Simpson verdicts were both fair and just correct?
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06:45 AM on 07/18/2013
There was reasonable doubt in both OJ and Anthony verdicts as well. Only those who felt there should've been convictions thought there was no doubt. Those two were acquitted on the same grounds.
11:59 AM on 07/17/2013
7/17/13..still NOT GUILTY. Other news please.
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Lemeritus
Been there, done that, lived to tell
01:06 PM on 07/17/2013
Still NOT INNOCENT. And whether you like it or not, THAT IS THE NEWS.
01:58 PM on 07/17/2013
7/17/13  2:00 pm still....
02:44 PM on 07/17/2013
but the verdict says hes not guilty...whos lying?
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mombabytiger
Looking into the heart of an artichoke.
02:03 PM on 07/17/2013
Rachel Jeantel has a new hairdo. Is that what you mean?
02:45 PM on 07/17/2013
AND you can HEAR her when she speaks.
11:55 AM on 07/17/2013
"Get Over It"---an evergreen racist, highly insensitive statement used waaaay tooo often by people of your, Mr. Harris, mindset. Getting over it is the problem; sweeping crimes and acts of violence under the rug only to fester and incite more chaos. Situations such as this atrocity needs to be the topic of many conversations in efforts to hopefully improve race relations and bring about resolutions and solutions. Mr. Harris, it is going to be interesting to witness how quickly and effectively you "get over it" when similar indifferences and crimes infiltrate your world.
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jamster88
12:19 PM on 07/17/2013
? So he's racist.

Yeah.

Sure.

His comments are so 'racist'.
01:16 PM on 07/17/2013
Another pathetic, angry unecessary person.
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Black Rhino
12:22 PM on 07/17/2013
This wasn't an atrocity. And, if you're really concerned about acts of violence, the focus would be on black on black crime, which happens daily.

This was just a circus.
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scottymac11
Facta non verba
11:45 AM on 07/17/2013
The gunsel Harris will have to get over the protests and eventual justice for Trayvon.
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David W Copeland
Everyone has a voice.... USE IT!!!
11:36 AM on 07/17/2013
Andy Harris, GOP Congressman = EPIC FAIL!!
05:54 PM on 07/17/2013
George Zimmerman registered democract =EPIC FAIL ?!
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David W Copeland
Everyone has a voice.... USE IT!!!
03:43 PM on 07/18/2013
You are right....  George Zimmerman is indeed an EPIC FAIL!
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rsantell
11:28 AM on 07/17/2013
Another nobody getting his face in the press......
11:20 AM on 07/17/2013
Hm. Something tells me he wasn't singing this tune after O.J. was acquitted.
12:44 PM on 07/17/2013
> Something tells me he wasn't singing this tune after O.J. was acquitted.
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There wasn't any violence after OJ was found not guilty even though he was plainly guilty and there was endless evidence that proved it beyond any doubt. OJ didn't say that it was an accident or that it happened because he was defending himself against his ex-wife and What's His Face. He said he didn't do it. Proving that wasn't true was impossible to the jury he had for biased reasons, I suspect.
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nonconformist2
Hypocrisy Thy Name is Tea Party
01:28 PM on 07/17/2013
Oh grow up.

People didn't accept the OJ verdict.

People don't have to accept the Zimmerman verdict.

People didn't accept the Casey Anthony verdict.

People don't have to accept the Zimmerman verdict.

Get over yourself. We don't like in a totalitarian society, people have every right to question anything and everything.
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fbhfour
My flag is bigger than yours
11:05 AM on 07/17/2013
I've said it before but worth saying again

We know Zimmerman is a killer. He shoots and kills un armed black teens.

So next time an unarmed black teen sees Zimmerman he can legally kill George.

He can honestly say he feared for his life.

Solution
11:17 AM on 07/17/2013
Spend 1 minute reading about Trayvon Martin. If you're capable of being honest with yourself it will change your mind.
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fbhfour
My flag is bigger than yours
11:20 AM on 07/17/2013
I listened to EVERY minute of the trial.
I have read everything I could find on Trayvon , incufing posts on Drudge, and the daily caller.  
And I am more convinced than ever that he , Trayvon, was murdered.
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rsantell
11:26 AM on 07/17/2013
So you're defending a stalker want to be cop? You're a joke pal.
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jamster88
12:21 PM on 07/17/2013
100% false.

If Geroge Zimmerman attacks you - beats you to the ground and smashes your skull into the concrete - then yes - you can shoot him.
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fbhfour
My flag is bigger than yours
12:35 PM on 07/17/2013
Too bad there is NO evidence that happened to Zimmerman.

NO MEDICAL EVIDENCE HIS NOSE WAS BROKEN

Medical doctor testified Zimmerman injuries were INSIGNIFICANT

Not even a TRACE of Zimmermans blood on Trayvon Martin

Zimmermans own attorney admitted to the court that he and his wife are liars

Only in the magical thinking mind of a racist was Zimmeman injured
11:04 AM on 07/17/2013
Maybe I'm off base but why not focus on educating Blacks and minorities about the law and healthcare. The numbers of Blacks in the legal field is extremely low. The jury in the Zimmerman case reached their verdict based on the case presented and the facts of the LAW. If something needs to be changed, it is that.

Should we get over the verdict, yes. Should we get over what happened, no. The laws need to change and that is done by rewriting the ones that have been designed to keep Blacks and other minorities disenfranchised. Even Newt Gingrich agrees with this as evidenced in the discussion with Anderson Cooper.

The verdict will not change and unfortunately, it appears that the Justice department doesn't have enough to convice George Zimmerman with. This is probably why Eric Holder is focusing on the Stand Your Ground law, not the Zimmerman/Martin case.

The change will begin in the community, in our homes and in the schools. I hope this incites minorities to become lawyers and leaders to change the system.
11:21 AM on 07/17/2013
Well put, very educationaly put and that is a start because many races understand that but blacks and latinos fall victims to the system because they occupy the jails as inmates instead of judges and it is important that they or us as I am african american woman, have to humble ourselves, dress for the occasions and be productive citizens by educating ourselves with knowledge be owners, business and home than we will than value things and life. Awesome piece nikkin03!
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Whogivesafox
How did right go so wrong
11:59 AM on 07/17/2013
I think the first Black to be educated about the law and healthcare should be Clarence Thomas.