Quote SunshineFL: I am a profiler. I just found that out watching segments on the Martin-Zimmerman trial. It is true. If I see someone in our yard or a neighbor’s yard I do follow them with my cell phone in hand. Do I carry a gun? You will never know – until necessary. But I am not profiling a race, I am profiling a stranger.
George Zimmerman is Hispanic-not white. Because he goes to school taking classes on law enforcement and has a gun permit- that makes him a “wanna-be” cop?
The 911 operator is just that - a radio operation. The person on the end of the phone is not a sworn police officer and can only make suggestions, not order you to do anything.
This troubled teen-ager was there because he has been suspended from school. So why was he out alone? Where was this “child’s” parental supervision? I can assure you if I had a troubled teen –they would be right under my thumb, but his father did not even know he was missing till the next day.
If this “child” knew he was being followed by an adult, why didn’t he ask if there was a problem? Speak up – no answer then run to someone’s door and start ringing doorbells.
Zimmerman was not a fat man when this happened. Check the photos. While on house arrest he gained approximately 100 lbs.
On the original 911 tape Zimmerman does not state that the teen is black until the 911 operator ask him if he is white or black. Prior to that Zimmerman referred to him as a punk. The version of the 911 tape being played on TV has been edited. The original was played during trial.
The State’s own witness - girlfriend of TM- referred to Zimmerman as a cracker – profiling?
More blood as evidence? It was raining.
The jurors are being slammed because of the way they voted. They voted on the evidence they were presented and by the law as written. Had the pressure not been placed on the Seminole County State Attorney by the politicians and the media in the manner that it was then maybe the charges would have been done correctly after the investigation was completed correctly and Zimmerman would now be in jail. It was scheduled to go before the Grand Jury, but the Special Prosecutor- Ms. Corey had Zimmerman arrested prior to that date. Maybe the Grand Jury would have resulted in winnable charges.
Would the media be so eager to follow this if Zimmerman had used a rock to kill him rather than a gun? If it is the gun is the problem let’s change the laws.
Bottom line – a 17 year old young man will never get to be an adult. An adult Hispanic man will never have peace for the remainder of his life. No matter what is done or said this can never be changed. The situation is too sad for too many people.
I was born in Sanford. I live in Sanford. I am proud Sanford is my home.
Prayer for the Martin family. Pray for the Zimmerman family.
People of your ideology blame the media, Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton for inciting violence. Your post will certainly incite violence. After this verdict, many black parents are wondering how to protect their children. Leaving them vulnerable to serial killers is not an option. That is exactly what you are asking us to do when you claim that they should defer to a stranger. You admitting that you roam your neighborhood with a loaded gun will encourage other people to do likewise. I am happy I do not live FL. Thanks to your posts, I will not visit your Godforsaken state.
Serial killers??? Zimmerman is far from a serial killer. No one specific race has to worry about there children more! All children heck all people are in jeopardy...its a cruel world and not just for one race! If people are so worried about there children maybe they should know were there at at all times. The truth is everyone has profiled someone at some point in there life...sitting at a red light and you see a scragly person Whom maybe on drugs you think lock the door thats a crack head. A person whom talks to your child at the grocery store and you pay extra attention just incase! Lets not just classify FL as a bad state there are bad people of all races around this messed up country!
I never said GZ was a serial killer. I said that when posters state that children should defer to strangers, they are setting up those children as prey for serial killers. TM owed GZ nothing. GZ had no right to follow TM. When a stranger follows a child, that child has the right to fight for his/her life. TM did know who GZ was. GZ never identified himself to TM.
In my neck of the woods, whites using Meth is the biggest problem. Usually, they are not thrown in prison, but serve a few days in jail. A lot of them steal and are confrontational, but when I see a white youth, I do not feel the need to chase them down with a loaded gun. I allow my small children to play in my fenced backyard, and I look out of my door's peep hole before openning it. I therefore do not worry about a Meth invasion. There was biracial stealing ring in my town. Theives were smart enough to know that store clerks would watch blacks not whites. They would go into store while blacks would pretend to shop, the whites would be
A state that allows a grown man to stalk and kill a child and give an abused woman who fired a warning in her own ceiling 20 years is indeed Godforsaken. Since I am a Heat fan, a beach lover and have small children who love periodical trip to Disney World, my husband were seriously considering purchasing a condo in FL. With these cases, I will not place a big toe in FL. When my children become teenagers, I do not want to escort them everywhere. That is why although I live in a gulf state, I will pay more money to go Disneyland.