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Captain Hate

I won't accuse TK of being obsessed ever again.

Ranger

Hmmmm... so there are now reports that there were not skittles and no ice tea at the scene.

No Skittles
No Tea
No Cell Phone
No ID

I am beginning to suspect that Mr. Martin went all the way home, then decided to go back out, leaving all his stuff behind when he did.

NK

Wow. Do you ever sleep. What does this mean about witnesses? Which townhouses had a clear view of the location you ID?

Jim Rhoads a/k/a vnjagvet

Has TM ever been in the incident/accident reconstruction business? If not, he should consider entering the field. I'd hire him in a heartbeat.

NK

CaptH. Fabulous snark (hmm I wonder what you thought about my spectacle this afternoon)

Ranger very interesting. If true about him going home, doesn't that make everything the family has said is complete BS?

Rick Ballard

Ranger,

I'd like to know if there's a time stamped register receipt for Skittles and ice tea from the 7-11. I'd even suggest that the cops check the tape back to about noon the day before, just to be sure.

daddy

OT

This Arctic Drilling story linked from a lefty site is worth mentioning:

Here is a map of Alaska and looking up at the top you will see The Beaufort Sea and the Chukchi Sea.

Environmentalists, tho' never happy, were at least pleased that when the Fed's (Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) gave pseudo permission last December for Shell to drill in the Chukchi, they mandated that Shell had to suspend their planned Drilling operations 38 days early, in order to ensure that if a spill occurred late in the season, encroaching Sea Ice wouldn't hamper clean up. That mandated end of ops date in the Chukchi is 38 days prior to historic first Ice data, (Oct 31) so backtrack 38 days and Shell has to stop Chukchi Operations by 23 September.

But now the Enviro's are angry because yesterday the same Fed's (BOEM) authorized Shell's proposed Ops in the Beaufort Sea to continue past Oct 31st and on into at least November.

The Enviro's are angry because they think that proposed Shell ops in both Seas should have the 38 day restriction and they are worried "that yesterday's approval will make it more difficult for the administration to defend its position from Shell’s challenge that a shorter Chukchi season is unnecessary."

"There’s no reason to think that if drilling is unsafe in one part of the Arctic in October, it would be safe in another."

I too find it interesting that proposed ops in 1 section of the Arctic are different from the adjoining section, (ie) that if you draw a line due north from Barrow, you can drill on the right side until November but on the left side only till September 23rd.

Perhaps there are legitimate reasons for the difference, but on it's face the ruling seems arbitrary to me, and personally I wish we'd just drill ANWR and put this issue to bed.

NK

Ranger/Rickb-- say no skittles and iced tea at7/11. That proves the family is full of BS. But what else does it prove?

daddy

T'would be a hoot if he was drinking Rush's Two If By Tea.

Liberal heads would explode everywhere.

narciso

the vampires are on the other side, daddy, I thought everyone knew that.

Rick Ballard

NK,

It does not speak to the incident at all. It does speak to the family attorney's efforts to slap a halo on St. Trayvon. The father can always fall back on a misunderstanding involving the kid left in Trayvon's care but the pictures and twitters are taking the shine right off that halo.

NK

RickB -- ok. If the race hustlers are exposed as BS artists, that works for me.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Did anyone watch the Hannity segment with a heavy set black guy, I didn't get who he was. This guy was so misinformed, he had Zimmerman on top of Trayvon and seemed surprised there was a witness(s) to the contrary. If this whole mess has been ginned up against Z because of this kind of misinformation, I hope they don't arrest Zimmerman. He wouldn't last 15 minutes in jail.

Captain Hate

(hmm I wonder what you thought about my spectacle this afternoon)

Honestly I tuned out of this subject matter for a couple reasons and just noticed it as kind of background noise (I've been busy with a work project this week also). I was a bit dismayed that you were on the receiving end of some of the comments but a good friend of mine once told me that if I wasn't getting people pissed off at me occasionally I was probably opting for bland acquiescence too much.

daddy

CNN International is now doing the Zimmerman video and the reporter for CNN is saying to Erin Burnett that the video definitely does not show any injury on the back of Zimmerman's head. Yet this Daily Caller story shows 2 stills from that video with what looks like a few inches long crease down the back if Zimmerman's head.

How the hell does CNN get away with saying what I just heard them say on TV?

Guess I have to go read the 1000 comments on the previous 2 threads to educate myself. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Is there a JOM CliffNotes version anybody can point me to?

Danube of Thought

At this point I second the nomination of Tom Maguire for a Pulitzer. And hey, maybe it's true that you can't get one unless you're quite zanily obsessed. So what? He deserves it.

narciso

LOL. Captain, the argument clinic nature of someone of this, did get on my nerves, Socrates observing this, would take an extra
dose of hemlock, and wonder where the heck he went wrong, even the Sophists would be ticked.

Dave (in MA)


What Would Columbo Do?

daddy

"the vampires are on the other side"

I knew there was a reasonable explanation somewhere out there Narciso:)

Danube of Thought

"...a good friend of mine once told me that if I wasn't getting people pissed off at me occasionally I was probably opting for bland acquiescence too much"

If you ain't getting flack, you ain't over the target.

narciso

Well it is Barrow, 'so 30 Days and Nights' seem to make as much sense as anything else.

Soylent Red

Hmmmm... so there are now reports that there were not skittles and no ice tea at the scene.

According to Sharpton it was "Skillets and IT". Maybe that explains it.

OT, but are there any H3 hashers up here? I need to learn more.

Pofarmer

What I think happened. Obviously Martin was having trouble. Suspended from school, probably dealing drugs, probably doing petty theft. Dad and whomever go out. martn decides it's a good time to case a few apts and maybe make an easy score. Zimmerman catches him at it. Martin is caught, with no good excuse, and a budding juvy record. He doesn't want the cops involved, so decides to turn arond and do a beat down on zimmerman, who was never obviously any knd of threat if the kid had a brain. Kid slugs zimmerman, beats him up on the ground, and eats a 9mm for it.

Now, Btw, before NK goes all shoddy police work again. What happened with zimmerman is EXACTLY what they told us would happen in training, and zimmerman did exactly the right thing after the incident. He was brought in, questioned, and then released. And another clue. There is no satute of limitations on murder, not sure on manslaughter, so they could probabaly bring charges back at any time. We were well warned you cold go to jail whether you were in the wrong, or not,

At some point, the lawyers and race hucksters realized they might have a gold mine on there hands, and shopped the story to the national media, maybe with help. The needed fuel to get exposure for a law suit, and the administration needed something to keep the whiteys on edge, therefore yo get the "looked just like my son" foolishness.

So, now what we've done, instead of informing wanna be thugs they shouldn't beat on people, is inform a whole lot of other wanna be thugs that they can probably get away with it if they play the race card.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

From the other thread:

Skittles is a street term for MDMA or Ecstacy.

http://alcoholism.about.com/od/slang/g/term_skittles.htm

Posted by: Davod | March 29, 2012 at 11:59 PM

Enlightened

TM - IIRC - TM and GZ only exchanged words once. TM girlfriend says she was on the phone with him when the encounter happened. This was roughly timed between 7:12 and 7:16 per cell phone logs and GF (neither of which are corroborated by SPD-just per Crump.

So if TM confronted GZ at the SUV - then:

GF is lying-there was no "push" recorded on GZ 911 call and GZ 911 call does record any physical contact between the two.

Dad is lying or is mis-remembering - WHICH SPD has already said he mis-remembered that GZ was "squeaky clean"

Rob Crawford

That ought to quiet the mob and assure them that We Get It.

Nothing short of Zimmerman's neck being stretched will quiet the mob -- and even that will only last until they next Two Minute Hate.

Rob Crawford

This guy was so misinformed, he had Zimmerman on top of Trayvon and seemed surprised there was a witness(s) to the contrary. If this whole mess has been ginned up against Z because of this kind of misinformation...

The family's lawyers have been pushing "reconstructions" that are complete inflammatory fantasies. They're running a protection racket, not a legal practice.

Davod

Skittles from 7/11?

Maybe these weren't 7/11 skittles.

Skittles is a street name for MDMA and ecstasy. Time to revisit Travon's Twitter accounts.

http://alcoholism.about.com/od/slang/g/term_skittles.htm

podesta

Doesn't look like there is a drop of blood on Zimmerman when he's at the police station. Nothing on his face, his head, his pants, shirt, or coat. No blood from having his head banged on the sidewalk, or his nose broken, or splatter from Martin as Zimmerman shot him as he was being pummeled. Not a drop.

jimmyk

So how did the whole skittles and ice tea story get started? It would be interesting to do that forensic journalism thing that someone (jwest?) suggested yesterday.

I think pofarmer's take is pretty plausible, though it seems irrational--why commit a crime to wriggle out of an awkward but non-criminal situation? GZ didn't say he saw him doing anything illegal, just suspicious. TM could have just gone home, and even if the police found him, he had a legit reason for being there. So either he's just a hothead, or he had something on him (or in him) that made him want to neutralize GZ.

Sad thing is, it's hard to believe he was really going to kill Zimmerman, not that Zimmerman should have known that.

Pofarmer

So, podesta, can fire weaken steel?

matt

Querida pointed out this evening that a number of banks here in the Golden State have signs prominently displayed that say:

"no Hoddies. No Sunglasses."

Since the Unabomber, a white, sunglass wearing terrorist perhaps that is a good idea.

Ignatz

Show of hands;
How many people wish to God they'd never heard the names George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin?

Stephanie

Not a drop...

Ya know it's amazing the willingness of people to be led around by the nose.

No intuitive thinking. Just accept it at face value and not think about why he might not have any blood on himself one or more hours later...


Why do I picture podesta as a cat following the media's lazer pointer antics on the wall? Zip zip. Zip. Left Right, Up, Down and these ignorant fools are all friggin mesmorized by the shiny object.

Damn but I've had enough of these fools and their OH look shiny!!! to last several lifetimes.

I hope the Mayans were right.

Ignatz

Or podesta or FedSec or Ludic7 or......

Pofarmer

"Sad thing is, it's hard to believe he was really going to kill Zimmerman, not that Zimmerman should have known that."

Street cred. It's not hard to beleive he would have killed him, at least before zimmerman started yelling for help. Dark, n the rain, with no witnesses.

podesta

Stephanie. Blood evidence as a shiny object? A shiny object would be rhetoric about shiny objects or asking if fire can weaken steel, as pofarmer poses. That's one clean looking shirt Zimmerman is wearing, shiny almost.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Podesta obviously has not read the other thread nor looked at the close up still shots. If he had, he would see the gash on the back on Zimmerman's head, and if he looked closely, he would see the bandage over Zimmerman's nose. He also would have read the report from the paramedics that they treated him for a bloody nose, some kind of wound on his cheek, and cleaned up the back of his head. I think in the still shot it looks like they may have even shaved the spot around the head wound.

There is no way to see whether there is blood or not, the picture is just too grainy. But does it really matter since the police report indicates that Zimmerman sustained wounds consistent with being battered?

Threadkiller

Can not sleep. Runny nose.

CH, thanks for the shout out.

Big Z's dad said Z said, to Trayvon, he did not have a problem and went for his phone to make a call.

This is where the shit went down. Trayvon saw the gat and started thumping Z.

Just a thought.

Ann

Wow, it is great to see you Pofarmer. I have missed you. Please stick around.

Ig, I am jumping up and down and raising both my hands. I have never had such a hard time catching up with my friends here and I have never slid on by (SOB'ed) so many.

jimmyk

Podesta's not exactly the sharpest knife in the drawer, is he?

Street cred.

Maybe, but there's no way he gets away with it, especially once GZ starts yelling and people look out their windows. But if he was high, or just crazy, anything goes.

podesta

Sara. I have not seen any gash on Zimmerman's head, or any bandage on his nose, or read any report by the paramedics. Links please. What I have seen is a spotless shirt. And the footage isn't so grainy. And yes, it does matter that the police report indicates that Zimmerman sustained injuries, yet there is no evidence of injury, despite your assertions. You can tell me why this matters.

Ignatz

Here finally found a story more important than this one. Please some Google earth shots of Sarah Jones, Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader and English teacher arrested for having sex with an under aged student.
she was also in the news previously for having won $11 million from thedirty.com for publishing reports about her having an STD.
Tawdry enough yet.
No word on the respective races of the alleged rapist and rapee. May have been a love/hate crime.

Mustang0302

Just One Minute...ain't that what Colombo used to mutter just before he lowered the boom on somebody? (Hi, Dave in MA!)

Our Host: "Later I would let the professionals do their job, which will probably include pulling the rug out from under the pro-Martin side."

One of these two houses of cards is built on a rug that's fixin' to get pulled.

Stand by, y'all. Somebody's fixin' to throw sand in our eyes.

Stephanie

podesta, you a net noobie?

A shiny object is something someone throws in your way to distract you through misdirection.

Like running in and positing that the shirt had no blood on it. We're all supposed to swoon and say Wow! podesta brought some important info to us. Zimmerman is a liar.

Except that object was examined, debated and discarded hours ago as BS; because, we actually used some reasoning skills and a little internet snooping and discovered evidence that your assertion is full of holes.

Dance monkey, dance!

Grim

When I was 16 a buddy put a .22 through my calf while he was assing around. Didn't hurt much at first. I couldn't really comprehend it at first and so uttered the classic banality of the wounded: "You shot me" followed about three seconds later by some quite blue language.

Replace "got" with "shot" and the screenplay reads a little different.

Bully job on the physical reconstruction, here. You've got a real flair for investigative work.

Stephanie

You can tell me why this matters.

Why should anyone care why you think this matters. It will appear in the police report and the paramedic after action reports.

I haven't heard anything about the paramedic report or an interview with them.

Why hasn't some enterprising reporter traced who responded the scene and treated or offered treatment to Z and interviewed them?

Dance, dance, dance!

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Podesta: Look on the previous thread, the pics and links are there.

Stephanie

Once the adrenaline gets going (like after a car accident), you frequently don't feel anything for quite a while. We evolved that way. Next morning you feel like shit; because, the adrenaline has worn off and isn't masking the pain any more.

It is really sad to see the ignorance of those screaming 'he don't act hurt in the video.'

podesta

Stephanie. I know what a shiny object is, and I know that when you say "object was examined, debated and discarded hours ago as BS", that statement is a shiny object. I mean, it's not shiny to me, it's pretty lame, but I know you want it to be shiny.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

From the previous thread:

Via MacsMind:

I’ve obtained copies of the Paramedic report on George Zimmerman from the scene and it confirms the injuries in the police report. For HIPAA reasons I won’t post it here, but it says in part that subject sustained superficial lacerations on the back on his head, left cheek and a swollen nose. He was treated and cleared for transport.
East Bay Jay

If TM is to win a Pulitzer it has to be for a Krugster takedown. I can't stand PK's views but I admit to cringing a bit on his behalf when facing a TM logic bomb. TM owns PK (not a good time to say that?).

Sara (Pal2Pal)

The gash is clearly visible in these pics:


“A police surveillance video taken the night that Trayvon Martin was shot dead shows no blood or bruises on George Zimmerman,” ABC News reporter Matt Gutman wrote, noting that Zimmerman told police “he shot Martin after he was punched in the nose, knocked down and had his head slammed into the ground.”

ABC News reported that Zimmerman appears uninjured in the video. But a still image from the video indicates what appears to be a vertical laceration or scar several inches long.

davod

Sarah, It is is becoming increasingly obvious that Zimmerman was not an experienced fighter. Otherwise he would have been better able to assess the damage and take a little more punishment before drawing his weapon.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Does anyone else agree with me that it looks as if Zimmerman's head is shaved around the wound?

podesta

If that was a gash several inches long it certainly would have required stiches and would have produced a lot of blood, none of which is evident of Zimmerman's clothes. Looks to me that it is a missed shaven spot between the two knobs on the back of his head.

daddy

Breaking on BBC is that French cops have arrested near Toulouse at least 20 suspected Islamic terrorists possibly tied in with the Islamic murderer who went on that killing spree last week.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Podesta: It was a superficial wound, not a deep wound that would need stitches. Please read what is posted before making your comments.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

OT: This reads as a threat.

The Talking Points Memo headline says that  “Dems Warn Of ‘Grave Damage’ To SCOTUS If ‘Obamacare’ Is Struck Down”. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D), a former attorney general of Connecticut, pointed out that the US Supreme Court  would damage itself if it did something so ridiculous as find Obamacare unconstitutional.

“The court commands no armies, it has no money; it depends for its power on its credibility. The only reason people obey it is because it has that credibility. And the court risks grave damage if it strikes down a statute of this magnitude and importance, and stretches so dramatically and drastically to do it.”

daddy

Have just read through the last 4 threads in catch-up and all I can say is "Yay Jane!!!!"

podesta

Sara. If it was a superficial wound and not a deep wound then maybe Zimmerman should have manned up and fought instead of pulling out a gun and murdering Martin.

podesta

And I think Zimmerman should learn how to fight if he's going to be confronting strangers because he doesn't like their looks. I've seen a few fights and been in a few (none since high school) and I never saw anyone pull a gun. Poor ol Zimmerman shot an innocent person because he got scared. Not scared of being murdered, but scared that he was going to get punched. Poor Zimmerman, poor murderer Zimmerman.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Yeah, Trayvon Martin was soooooooooo innocent, he came back and jumped Zimmerman, smashing him in the nose and pummeling him on the ground, according to the witness(s). You've been in fights, well la dee da, have you ever been attacked with no provocation? I have, and had my back broken. I can tell you that the pain and shock of such an attack sends the mind into self-preservation mode. You had a 6'3" 180 lb. punk take down a 5'6" guy and then threaten him and batter him. I'm sorry the guy died, but I have no sympathy for him as a victim. Why didn't he just go in the house where he was staying? Why did he double back and attack George Zimmerman? Zimmerman was doing his job. Martin was looking for trouble.

Josh

I Trayvon didn't have any marks on him then it further shows it wasn't him who was doing the screaming on the 911 recordings.

BR

Stuxnet mutant wormed its way into Fordow/Qom. LUN.

BR

And on Saturday, March 31, 2012, Sheriff Arpaio will hold another press conference updating findings.

Selective Service agency has been engaged in the investigation and while their first response was to refer it to the FBI, Arpaio is continuing to engage them to enable forensic testing of Obama's SS registration original.

DublinDave

Whatever way you dice it you're still left with a man who has a known history of violence, stalking and murdering a child.I don't care if he claims to be an honorary member of the "Justice league".I don't care if the scary gold-toothed black man initiated a fight.You're still left with an unstable,unemployed man who not only beats up women and cops,he stalks and murders children.He gonna fry like bacon.

podesta

Sara. Zimmerman was so battered that there is no blood on his shirt. Zimmerman is the punk. All gun and no fists. Zimmerman wasn't doing his job, he was doing his pretend job. I'm sorry you have no sympathy for the victim, and I'm sure Martin would not be surprised at all.

squaredance

Podesta: You have never been in a real fight in your life. You were perhaps bullied and forced to kowtow--this is perhaps part of your problem.

Josh

I've been around boxing all my life. Fighters can get noses bloodied very badly during a round and get cleaned up for the next round without any hint of blood or injury. Sometimes there are cuts to the head that bleed very badly that are not noticeable after the fight. Furthermore, alot fighters don't show any noticeable bruising or swelling even after being punched hundreds of times throughout 12 rounds. This is the same without gloves in the U.F.C. And this is with high quality cameras and very bright lights. Lastly, the day after is when alot of the bruising and swelling shows up.

podesta

Squaredance. I have been in real fights, though not since high school, as I stated. You, probably not. I don't hold it against you, but it shows.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

I find it incredible that some of you guys come here and make claims that are contrary to the eye witness reports, ear witness reports, medical reports, and police reports. It is even more incredible that you would call Trayvon Martin a child. He was no child.

6'3" 180 lb., all tatted up. And if you need to be 18 in Florida to legally get a tattoo, how is it that he is all tatted up, if he is only 17? Just askin'.

He was on his 3rd suspension from school, his tweets are disgusting, and when you read them, you can see that he is looking for street cred. He was a young man looking for trouble with drug dealing, vandalism, and possibly burglary.

podesta

Sara. Kids gets suspended. Martin had not been convicted of any crimes. And young kids give the finger for dumb reasons. Sorry, Sara, he was black while walking. Don't like his tattoos? What else don't you like Sara..Hmmm? come on you can be honest.

BR

On a wall in the Citadel of Aleppo
once the Temple of an Ancient Idol
hangs my necklace of Seven Escargot


Rumal Wire Service

Sara (Pal2Pal)

I don't like him being characterized as a child. I raised 3 sons, my own and two foster sons, both black, BTW. Not one of the three would have been considered a child at 17, even if they were typically immature, as most 17 year old boys are. But, they were all football players, worked out every day both thru sports and at home with the weights. They towered over me and their Dad since all were 6'2 or taller. But they didn't get hassled for walking while black anywhere because they were polite, clean cut young men who respected themselves, their peers, and the adults in their lives.

I was a fairly strict parent, but my own kids and my foster boys knew that I would back them up if need be (the Mama Bear in me) and they knew there was nothing so bad they couldn't come and talk it over. They were taught that there are consequences for bad behavior. My one rule was never lie to me or to get themselves out of trouble. I knew where they were going, what time they would be home, and who they were going with. They didn't do drugs or hang around druggies, they respected property and didn't get involved with vandalism and they would not steal. And I guarantee they would never lie on a morgue slab for 3 days unidentified.

None of my kids were perfect, far from it, and I wasn't the perfect parent all the time, but we did have rules and we didn't tolerate punk behavior at home or out. So, the other thing I don't like is a wannabe gangbanger punk. Why did Trayvon double back? He was within yards of where he was staying, why not just go home? No, he had to be a smart ass punk and come back and act like a big tough guy. Why not just go home?

So what if he was black. That is no excuse to walk around with a chip on your shoulder looking for trouble. But, unfortunately, he probably was indoctrinated with racism at home instead of being taught that actions have consequences no matter what skin color you have. Just look at what is going on now with the bleeding heart libs. You guys infantalize minorities, send them out with low expectations and little self-respect and then tell them it is okay to be victims.

DF

>a person walking a desultory 3 miles per hour
>covers about 30 yards per minute; adrenaline
>might add to that, but caution might subtract
Actually 3 MPH is 88 yards per minute (LUN)

Jane (Bad says Obama sucks)

Bravo Sara! I am so damn sick of implied racism as a weapon ala podesta.

Implied racism is th reason we have the most incompetent president in the history of our country sitting in the WH.

DublinDave

You can have all the tats,gold teeth and muscles god allows you,but at 17,inside where it counts,you're still a kid.


I shouldn't be saying this because it was told to me in confidence, but here goes;a friend of who works at the Sanford county clerks office is hearing from his friends on the force that Judge Zimmerman called in some favours the night of George's "incident".That would explain the appearence of some heavy hitters at a routine murder scene on a Sunday night,the police lying about Zimmerman's injuries (his clothes showed no signs of blood or maybe they laundered them in the back of the police car).

Bottom line:the son of a prominent white Judge gets a pass for killing a black kid.

Rick Ballard

I probably shouldn't mentions this but I was told by a friend on the Miami police force who has access to juvenile records that the sheet on Trayvon Martin was 12 pages of single space with multiple arrests for drug and property crimes.

Shove it DipstickDave.

Jane (Where is Jon Corzine?)

I probably shouldn't mention this but Obama's inside polling is to bad he decided that he had to start a race war. Expect violence by the summer and martial law in November.

Next up: King Obama

Pofarmer

Rick, there is an individual on another forum who is from that area, who says there is a LOT about Trayvon Martin that the MSM isn't reporting. Now, that isn't saying that he deserved what he got, or anything of that nature, but, he probably brought it upon himself by attacking Martin when he could have easily fled.

fdcol63

Obama is Bill Ayers's and Bernardine Dohrn's Manchurian Candidate tool.

The Weather Underground sought to incite a race war in America.

This is all part of their plan.

Jane (Where is Jon Corzine?)

I doubt he even needed to flea. It sounds like he wanted this fight. Perhaps he hated Latinos.

Krystal

Well if O had a son he would certainly look like TM as O is good at giving the middle finger. It is a shame that if GZ asked him what he was up to TM didn't simply say Hey my dad's fiancee lives here and I am visiting instead of perhaps jumping him (if that is what happened) I don't feel comfortable with any teens beating on adults unless the adult attacks them physically. One thing I have not gotten an answer on is whether TM's guardians called the police to report him missing when he didnt come home that night or why didn't the girlfriend call again that night to make sure he got home safe or alert someone?

narciso

That earlier story had two many words, in the LUN. Look he was foolish and it got him killed, and they are trying to hang someone for it, now, 'as a teaching opportunity'

NK

This topic has 2 poles-- TomM's -- uh-- thorough (OK a shrink might call it OCD) recreation of events and Pofarmer's pat explanation of how TMartin got himself killed. I have no idea yet which is more accurate. I do remember that in the Godfather novel, the Don tells a parable to explain why violence should be planned and controlled, and should be driven by reason not anger. He made the point by describing 2 men drving on the street and one cuts the other off, they confront, exchange words, and one winds up shot dead-- for nothing. One man dead other one's life ruined-- for nothing. The Don was apalled by the waste. Maybe GZ and TMartin were fated to be like the Don's men in a meaningless traffic accident. The explanation of events that night may be that stupid and useless.

Pofarmer

"Otherwise he would have been better able to assess the damage and take a little more punishment before drawing his weapon."

Teh stupid is strong with these.

fdcol63

And you can't fix stupid.

Rick Ballard

Pofarmer,

There just isn't any element of tragedy to this whatsoever. It's pure misadventure on both parts with no "got what he deserved" element to it at all. There is also absolutely no racial element to it. Zimmerman could just as well have been as black as a coal mine and Martin could have been white as a lily.

Our POS President denigrated the office with which he has been mis-entrusted again and his lap dog media have answered his dog whistle. Trayvon Martin has never, to my knowledge, done anything deserving of carrying the vile brand of being this President's adopted son.

Dublin Dave - if your comment was meant to be sarcastic, then I apologize.

Pofarmer

sara, you rock. Dunno about the whole Romney fixation, but, you rock.

Janet

I probably shouldn't mention this but...

Hahahaha, too funny you guys!

Pofarmer

"Look he was foolish and it got him killed, and they are trying to hang someone for it, now, 'as a teaching opportunity'"

Yep.

Extraneus

Dublin Dave - if your comment was meant to be sarcastic, then I apologize.

Heh.

DublinDave

I'm sure it wont be hard for investigators to look at Judge Zimmerman's phone records the night of George's "incident" to see who he called.


For the women in the group;what if Zimmerman followed you that night?

DebinNC

If Zimmerman is charged, can Trayvon's school discipline records be used at trial? Getting 3 long-term suspensions (that we know of) in 6 months indicates a kid with problems. Ditto Trayvon's mother withdrawing him from the aviation school he supposedly loved and sending him to live with Mr. Martin last year. Why did she do that? Had he become too much for her to handle? Did his companions worry her? Was he becoming a problem at the previous schools, a regular one in the morning and the aviation one in the afternoon? Most parents try not to uproot a child, especially one in high school, if they're doing well.

Jane (Where is Jon Corzine?)

What makes you think Zimmerman followed anyone Dave?

Steve

Martin was found faced down on the ground, his hands underneath the body. If Zimmerman shoots Martin while Martin is straddling and punching him, then Martin collapses on top of Zimmerman, no? And Zimmerman has to roll the body off of him. Getting blood on himself. Just looking for the scenario where Zimmerman can shoot Martin because he is in mortal danger. If Zimmerman is standing at any point with his gun drawn, he would not be justified in shooting Martin.

Chubby

((For the women in the group;what if Zimmerman followed you that night?))

why are you interested in totally irrelevant speculation? You probably don't this, but justice relies on facts not speculation, fantasy, innuendo, or wishful thinking.

Chubby

"don't know this"

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