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The Zimmerman trial from an electric lift chair

Posted: July 16, 2013 - 9:29am  |  Updated: July 16, 2013 - 9:33am

After surgery a year ago, my life has been learning to walk again and watching television. The two people involved have been greatly misrepresented. I have to think that Zimmerman had a job from someone to act as a security guard in this wealthy neighborhood and held a permit to carry a weapon. The misrepresentation of the other one as a unqualified high school linebacker in their football program, suggests to me that something is wrong. I have been in sports all my life and in high school as a baseball player, I did not know any 17-year-old players who could not take care of themselves and in football had been taught many tricky moves.

My thoughts tell me that Martin Waylaid Zimmerman and all it took was one poke to the nose to knock him temporarily helpless. In self defense, all he could do is use the protection he had available.

Being born in the bottom of the Big Depression, I well remember the Reverend King, hearing him speak many times as my parents were very strong religious people. The only thing that I am hearing from the (Reverend’s) of today is teaching violence across the country, hatred and destruction of property. This is not what I was taught from the King James Version of the Bible.

One thing I highly dislike is the lawyers fabrication of stories and asking the same question over and over, in different ways to confuse every one. Way back when I was young, there weren`t lawyers running the government and country.

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robert white
robert white 07/20/13 - 07:08 am

If Zimmerman was black and Travon was white, Al Sharpton would be dancing in the street!

BigRedDog 07/22/13 - 06:19 am
Inexcusable, but not guilty?

No trained or responsible officer would allow himself to be caught in a place where his only defense would be lethal force, period. Because he went without backup or a second witness leaves room for speculation about what really happened. But that punk with a gun attitude would cost a city more money than you can imagine! He had a cheap 9mm pistol and a itch see what it would do. He stupidly placed himself in a position he would not have done without knowing he could use deadly force if needed. I think the COPS beat him up to try and save his sorry butt from prosecution! No marks or DNA on Trayvon hands shows he didn't beat Zimmerman. You don't hit people in the face repeatedly w/o marking your hands or knuckles. What these back woods jurors did is an insult to the jury system!

fmurtley 07/26/13 - 03:59 am
Scary black teenager in a hoodie

"I have to think that Zimmerman had a job from someone to act as a security guard in this wealthy neighborhood..."

Zimmerman was not employed as a security guard. He was a self-appointed neighborhood watch volunteer, accountable to no one. He stalked Martin, and when it went bad, he went for his gun instead of fighting like a man.

If Martin genuinely felt afraid of a 'creepy' white man following him, he has a right to stand his ground and defend himself. If he had been successful in killing an armed stalker, how could he be convicted? Then again, scary black teenager in a hoodie kills white busy-body in Florida; yeah, that's not the same at all, is it?

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