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Updated: 9:47 AM Apr 12, 2012
George Zimmerman Charged with Murder in Trayvon Martin's Death
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP)
Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman has been arrested and faces a charge of second-degree murder in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press Wednesday.
Posted: 3:03 PM Apr 11, 2012
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  • by Crack Scooter on Apr 12, 2012 at 02:42 PM
    Zimmerman is nothing. Local hero Taybronne White shot three and lined the bodies up on a highway but you don't hear the local NAACP making a peep about that.
  • by Self-defense on Apr 12, 2012 at 01:02 PM
    I am so sick and tired of the race-biased media, race-biased politicians, race-biased criminal organizations (IE: the new black panthers, etc.) and all the know-it-alls passing judgment without having all the facts of this case. I don't think we will see a fair trial whatsoever. Especially while the current administration in place.
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      by reality on Apr 12, 2012 at 03:20 PM in reply to Self-defense
      LOL. You know what I'm tired of? RACE BASED MURDERS.
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        by Tom on Apr 12, 2012 at 03:41 PM in reply to reality
        Are you tired of black on black murders? And, if so, what are you going to do about it?
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        by Self-defense on Apr 13, 2012 at 08:09 AM in reply to reality
        Me too!! Someone should do something about all the black men and women who are getting murdered by the dozen... by other black men and women. Stopping such senseless violence would be a better use of the know-it-alls' time. How about it?
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          by Anonymous on Apr 13, 2012 at 09:00 AM in reply to Self-defense
          Let me explain to you simpletons what the difference is, and why your analogy is pure garbage. Pay attention now. Black folks don't kill black folks for the crime of being black.
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        by Tim on Apr 13, 2012 at 05:43 PM in reply to reality
        You know what I'm tired of? SELECTIVE OUTRAGE.
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          by Anonymous on Apr 13, 2012 at 09:59 PM in reply to Tim
          You're white. Do you have kids? Ever worry about one of your kids being shot for the crime of carrying snack food while wearing the wrong colored skin in the wrong neighborhood? Put yourself in someone else's shoes for a minute.
  • by John Location: Charlottesville on Apr 12, 2012 at 12:59 PM
    Black kills black = little to no media coverage, no protests. White kills black = wall-to-wall coverage, protests. Why is that?
  • by Truth hurts two on Apr 12, 2012 at 12:28 PM
    94% of blacks that are murdered in this country are murdered by blacks. Thats 19 out of 20. This was a cop wannabe that went too far, this was not some skinhead stalking a black kid for fun. If this kid had simply dialed 911 and said he was being followed then the operator would have put two and two together and nothing would have happened. I have no problems with prosecuting the guy for going too far.. whether its murder two or manslughter but the simple fact of the matter is that there were numerous robberies in the area committed by young black males. His fathers girfriend knew that and didn't give him a heads up.. (or maybe she did) .... but I don't wander through Fifeville after dark as a white person because it is not prudent. It is not racial profiling to go on past FACTS when watching a neighborhood. It is an efficent way to play the odds. If the family doesn't like that then they should get Al Sharpton to tell parents of black kids to stop their kids from robbing houses and giving all blacks a bad name. Search blacks attack whites on youtube and you will see some of the real world that never makes the news.
  • by hollywood on Apr 12, 2012 at 10:12 AM
    george zimmerman will have his day in court.trayvon took a ride to the morgue!george parents will be able to visit him what ever the verdict.trayvon parents can only visit his grave!just like white america believe oj simpson got away with murder.we are tired of our children being killed because they are wearing hoody,s, bagged pants,or listen to rap music.this fool had no business killing that child.he wasn,t bothering anyone.this fool had a gun doing volenteer work.he lied and said trayvon had his hands in his pocket and was acting like he was on drugs.the dispatcher told him to not follow trayvon.in closing i want to ask all those white people who say i am not a racist,some of my best friends are black.when was the last time a black ate a meal at your house?
  • by TRUTH HURTS on Apr 12, 2012 at 08:33 AM
    IF ZIMMERMAN HAD SEEN A TEENAGER WITH THE SAME COMPLEXION COLOR AS HIS OWN, HE WOULD NOT HAVE SHOT HIM - THERE, TELL THE TRUTH AND SHAME THE DEVIL.
  • by gman Location: charlottesville on Apr 12, 2012 at 05:21 AM
    I'm not racist either.If roles had been reversed. The black man would have been charged and jailed for stalking and murdering the white youth. No need for media coverage just another black in jail. Media coverage is the only thing that brought this to light for a chance at justice.
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      by ROFL on Apr 12, 2012 at 07:25 AM in reply to gman
      You call mob lynching justice?
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      by Anonymous on Apr 12, 2012 at 07:27 AM in reply to gman
      I absolutely agree! There is no way that this young man's color didn't play a part in his death and it's amazing how far racists will go to deny the truth. Whenever it seems they may be held accountable for a hate crime, they are quick to scream "race card! race card!". And the more hate in their hearts, the louder they scream!
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        by Fran on Apr 14, 2012 at 07:31 PM in reply to Anonymous
        Complete speculation of which you have exactly zero facts to back up your very slanted argument. I will wait until the trial and the details come out before I cast judgment on Zimmerman. That's what fair minded people do.
  • by Truth on Apr 12, 2012 at 12:23 AM
    I feel sorry for the guy... he is probably getting charged because the special prosecutor knows that half of America wants him to be charged...
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      by Anonymous on Apr 12, 2012 at 11:00 AM in reply to Truth
      Let me finish it for you.....the half of the country that wants this murderer charged with murder is the half of the country that still has a little sense left in their heads. The other half of the country lost its collective mind right around when a black guy got elected president. Funny, eh?
  • by AMEN!! on Apr 11, 2012 at 10:09 PM
    AMEN!! If it was a WHITE KID the President would have said NOTHING..And I'm NOT RACIST cause I have black family but you have to call it as you see it
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      by free on Apr 12, 2012 at 08:37 AM in reply to AMEN!!
      Look at the history of this country.Please tell me where in the USA they had blacks hanging whites or blacks burning people houses or white people being profiled or blacks burning crosses on someone lawn. please tell me.
  • by Anon Location: Cville on Apr 11, 2012 at 07:51 PM
    Im not racist at all. But would this really have gone anywhere if it where say a white teenager who was shot? Same situation, same details. I personally believe it wouldnt have gotten 20% of the coverage this has.
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      by Whoomp There it Is on Apr 12, 2012 at 05:22 AM in reply to Anon
      Had it been the same situation and the same details, the white teenager WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN SHOT.
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        by LOL on Apr 12, 2012 at 07:24 AM in reply to Whoomp There it Is
        Do you know how many shootings there have been of blacks on white that go unnoticed while this story was happening.. yet it was unscathed
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          by Whoomp There it Is on Apr 12, 2012 at 08:29 AM in reply to LOL
          No, can't say that I know the exact number - do you?
  • by cvillemom on Apr 11, 2012 at 05:21 PM
    Good. he has the right to a fair trial so that a jury of his peers can hear ALL the evidence and settle this once and for all. Maybe that will end the news media, the race baiters, and POTUS from continuing their pronouncements of his guilt.
  • by Thanks on Apr 11, 2012 at 03:30 PM
    Thank you for writing this article without showing your preference or opinion. I really appreciate it.
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