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Originally posted by KingIcarus
reply to post by muse7
To be honest, I have no idea if GZ actually murdered this lad, but the whole 'Skittles and Ice Tea' narrative is getting really old.
From a UK perspective it has been simply astonishing to witness how the Liberal/Conservative American media has been shaping this case to involve either a sweet, innocent child or a barbaric gang banger - there's no desire for actual justice in all that, simply agenda pushing.
They should be ashamed of themselves because a young man died (regardless of context) and their constant 'finessing' of the story has meant that it was basically impossible for either Trayvon Martin or George Zimmerman to receive a fair and objective trial of the facts. Both men have been done a disservice by the media.
The UK press has been nearly as bad. The Mail (Conservative) has been running the grille image, whilst the Guardian (Liberal) has been running the 12 year old image in their coverage today.
Makes me sick.edit on 14-7-2013 by KingIcarus because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by muse7
Originally posted by sonnny1
reply to post by Benevolent Heretic
So this Administration didnt have any "help" in making this case a Media Circus?
Just when we thought the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case was over after Zimmerman’s acquittal, the Obama Administration has taken the steps needed to file federal charges, thus sidestepping the well established double jeopardy, against Zimmerman. Unidentified sources within the Administration have confirmed that Obama, and Justice Eric Holder at the Department of Justice have filed charges against Zimmerman for “violating Trayvon Martin’s civil rights”.
Obama Files Federal Charges Against George Zimmerman Following Acquittal in Shooting Murder of Trayvon Martin
No "Politics" here................
Frankly I think this case deserved all of the attention it received, a 17 year old kid armed with a bag of skittles and a can of Iced Tea was gunned down because he was wrongly profiled as a criminal, a punk and a god-dam**ed a**hole. On that day George Zimmerman was hell bent on not letting him get away.
Originally posted by coop039
He was not "gunned down".
Martin came back and confronted Zimmerman, was on top of him beating him. All Martin had to do was go home, but he didnt.edit on 15-7-2013 by coop039 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by LucidFusion
reply to post by TKDRL
He would have been a fool to testify. But the question is, does an honest and rightous man do what is smart, or what is right? I would think a man who knows in his heart he was right would want his story to be heard, and recorded amonst the other evidence. Can anyone imagine any reason why he wouldn't?