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« on: March 26, 2012, 02:41:43 pm »
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The Florida neighbourhood watch volunteer who killed Trayvon Martin told police that the teenager punched him to the ground and began pounding his head into the pavement, it has emerged.

Martin was shot dead a month ago by George Zimmerman, who had called 911 to say he had spotted the teenager acting suspiciously in his gated community. Martin, 17, was returning to his father's girlfriend's house from the local convenience store armed only with iced tea and a packet of Skittles.

Details of Zimmerman's account came as a spokesman for Martin's family disclosed that he was serving a suspension from his school in Miami after traces of marijuana residue were found in his book bag. "We maintain that regardless of the specific reason for the suspension, it's got nothing to do with the events that unfolded on February 26," Ryan Julison said.

Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton, said Monday that unnamed investigators were trying to destroy her son's reputation. Sanford police say it's possible the information was leaked to the media, but it was not authorised.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/mar/26/george-zimmerman-trayvon-martin-police-report?newsfeed=true
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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2012, 02:44:09 pm »
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How is that relevant?
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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2012, 02:51:07 pm »
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How is that relevant?

For character assassination purposes.
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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2012, 02:53:34 pm »
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How is that relevant?

For character assassination purposes.
I think Mr Martin has been assassinated plenty already.
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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2012, 02:54:50 pm »
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It is not relevant to the facts of the case...but does disprove the media claims that Trayvon was a "model student"

As I have said- I believe Zimmerman should be arrested from what I know of the case... but this has been taken into overdrive and he has been given trial by media when the facts are still murky...
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« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2012, 02:58:27 pm »
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"traces of marijuana residue" =/= to "marijuana dealing"


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« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2012, 02:59:50 pm »
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It is not relevant to the facts of the case...but does disprove the media claims that Trayvon was a "model student"

Academically he was apparently very good and this doesn't exactly make him a horrible delinquent, but totally agreed that he doesn't have to have hagiographies written about him for the person who shot him in the chest under unclear circumstances to be arrested.
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« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2012, 03:03:34 pm »
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Nathan- as usual you are reasonable and I agree...I also want to point out how Zimmerman has been represented as white. He is a Latino or  a Mestizo... once again- this does not change the case at all but it shows media looking for a better story
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« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2012, 03:09:00 pm »
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CaDan would say "stop lying".
Yeah that sounds more like he had some in his bag at one time for personal use. Hardly proof he was a dealer.
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Nathan- as usual you are reasonable and I agree...I also want to point out how Zimmerman has been represented as white. He is a Latino or  a Mestizo... once again- this does not change the case at all but it shows media looking for a better story

Thing is, admitting that Zimmerman is not in fact a white man doesn't even make the whole race angle go away, since it's entirely possible and indeed rather common for racial friction to exist between blacks and Hispanics. Sadly, the pushing of the white-black dichotomy has damaged the credibility of the entire subject of race relations in this case, which is definitely something that deserves to at least be discussed seriously, among people who aren't already inclined to interpret it that way.
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« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2012, 03:14:36 pm »
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It is not relevant to the facts of the case...but does disprove the media claims that Trayvon was a "model student"


What does smoking weed have to do with being a model student? You can definitely do both. I am appalled by this defense of Zimmerman by character assassination of Martin. That bastard should fry.
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« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2012, 03:21:07 pm »
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The subject line is incorrect, there is nothing in article that says Martin was dealing drugs, let's keep the facts straight.

It has also come out that Zimmerman pushed his fiancee because she wouldn't give him some papers he wanted, so I think that past history of violence is far more relevant to this case.
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« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2012, 03:21:19 pm »
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How is that relevant?

Because apparently if someone smokes pot, they're a violent criminal.
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« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2012, 03:48:27 pm »
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ENOUGH! Stop already! Let the poor guy RIP! It's disgusting how some people feel like they can just walk over someone's grave spreading hate.
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This is sick
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« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2012, 04:25:43 pm »
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I for one believe that all marijuana users are dangerous criminals who deserve to be shot.
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« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2012, 04:27:29 pm »
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« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2012, 04:37:25 pm »
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Christ, are people that desperate to make Zimmerman look better?
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« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2012, 04:40:10 pm »
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« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2012, 04:57:31 pm »
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Again, whatever you say about Martin, the fundamental fact in this case is: Zimmerman started the confrontation, Zimmerman was armed while Martin wasn't, and Zimmerman fatally shot Martin.  Period.  I don't care if Martin was a delinquent (and there's no real evidence he was): even if he was, it doesn't change the previous sentence.
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« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2012, 05:18:13 pm »
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Again, whatever you say about Martin, the fundamental fact in this case is: Zimmerman started the confrontation,

I'm not certain of that one; I'd like to see some specifics first.

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Zimmerman was armed while Martin wasn't, and Zimmerman fatally shot Martin.  Period.  I don't care if Martin was a delinquent (and there's no real evidence he was): even if he was, it doesn't change the previous sentence.
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« Reply #22 on: March 28, 2012, 12:01:00 pm »
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It is not relevant to the facts of the case...but does disprove the media claims that Trayvon was a "model student"

As I have said- I believe Zimmerman should be arrested from what I know of the case... but this has been taken into overdrive and he has been given trial by media when the facts are still murky...

Indirectly, it was quite relevent to the case. Martin was videotaped at his school spray painting the letters "WTF." The next day, his backpack was searched to confiscate any spray paint. While they did not find any spray paint, they did find some women's jewelry, and a screwdriver they described as a burglary tool. They, also, found a bag with traces of marijuana residue.

Everybody has just assumed that Zimmerman "racially profiled" Martin. Another possibility is that there was burglary suspect in the neighborhood whom was tall, Black, and very thin, and Zimmerman noticed he fit the description. Another possibility is that Martin was in fact a burglar, and was acting in a suspicious manner. Another possibility is that Martin fit the description of a burglar in Martin's father's neighborhood because Martin was in fact that burglar.
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« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2012, 12:17:23 pm »
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Since when is trace amounts of residue intention to distribute?
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« Reply #24 on: March 28, 2012, 01:04:27 pm »
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