Twitter Reacts to George Zimmerman Verdict by Crapping All Over Florida

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George Zimmerman -- a guy who deliberately disobeyed the cops when they told him not to follow Trayvon Martin by doing the exact opposite of that, chased Trayvon, confronted Trayvon, and then shot and killed Trayvon, even though Trayvon was unarmed -- was found not guilty.

Naturally, emotions and opinions on both sides of the issue are high, particularly on Twitter.

But there seems to be a special kind of anger growing towards this wonderful state of ours, where the sun shine shines, the winters are warm, and where it's totally okay to shoot and kill a kid carrying a bag of Skittles and then go home.




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Walter Larzik
Walter Larzik

fuck em we have bad ass beaches, fishing, scantly clad ladies, palm trees, and fucking sunshine year round.

James Craig
James Craig

More states should have stand your ground laws. Would reduse crime against innocent people.

Sam Smith
Sam Smith

I blame the Florida legislature for passing the laws that permit an aggressor to claim self defense. Unless you are in your home you should have a duty to retreat.

Jessica Levinson
Jessica Levinson

while florida as a whole is the root of many, many, many evils, i don't think the whole state needs to take on the blame this time. direct it at the prosecution. they're the ones who screwed up.

Cyn Der Rella
Cyn Der Rella

Everyone who blames Florida is a joke. Law is law.

Susan Glenn
Susan Glenn

Absolutely NOT. It's up to the prosecution to be professional and up to the jury to work with the facts as presented. They've done that. They did it in the Casey Anthony case and although it made me SICK, the Prosecution just wasn't able to "stick it" to her like I wish they would have. I hope that the lesson that is learned here is that we have to learn to TALK to each other...introduce ourselves and get to know somebody, no matter who they are or what they look like.

YoYo
YoYo

Quote:  George Zimmerman -- a guy who deliberately disobeyed the cops when they told him not to follow Trayvon Martin by doing the exact opposite of that, chased Trayvon, confronted Trayvon, and then shot and killed Trayvon, even though Trayvon was unarmed -- was found not guilty.

end quote:\

 That is a LIE, no matter how may times you say it.     no wonder people are pissed, the media lied to them.


-nobody told Zimmerman not to follow Martin, it was a request to stop, and it was not a cop.

Huge difference.


FatHand
FatHand

A 911 operator is not a cop. And even if a 911 officer was a cop, disobeying the "we do not need you to do that" statement is meaningless to the ridiculous outcome of this case. Why even mention that? The issue is Florida's gun and self defense laws, no?

miamijuan2012
miamijuan2012

Let me tell you something, if some hood rat (regardless of race) was casing out houses in my neighborhood, and when confronted attacked me; I would shoot him too.

smdrpepper
smdrpepper

@FatHand You forget, Zimmerman was training to fulfill his cop fantasy.  He actually knew better than anyone that what he was doing was wrong.

smdrpepper
smdrpepper

@miamijuan2012 So in YOUR eyes, walking home from the store is the same as casing out houses..

Damn, there are some truly moronic people around here..

YoYo
YoYo

@smdrpepper @FatHand   What exactly was he doing wrong?     following someone is not a crime, especially in your own neighborhood. 


FatHand
FatHand

@smdrpepper @FatHand Maybe that is true, but I still don't think that is the real issue here, except perhaps showing a motivation to follow the kid. People are not required to blindly follow the instructions of police over the phone (and again, a 911 operator is not the police). The issue is Florida's self defense laws. How can our society be that anybody who is losing a fight can use a gun to end it? That is terrifying. That needs to change. Whatever happened on that phone only showed that Zimmerman was following Martin, not that the cops or any supposed orders had anything to do with anything. 

YoYo
YoYo

@smdrpepper @miamijuan2012 

let be real, -Martin had a history of breaking an entering and stealing.  he's not walking back from a store to get out of the rain, like a normal person.      


both people could have asked each other what are you doing around here.  talk could have ensued, instead of a fight.

Which one do you really think used violence to express their feelings?

Do you really think Martin didn't start that fight?   Honestly? 


smdrpepper
smdrpepper

@YoYo @smdrpepper @FatHand It was ALSO Martins neighborhood.  Is it illegal to be minding your own business while walking home?  Because Zimmerman sure thought it was, enough to murder someone.

And yes, you are supposed to do what the 911 operator says, thats the point of having 911! 

smdrpepper
smdrpepper

@YoYo @smdrpepper @miamijuan2012 Except that is a complete and utter lie.  There was no history of Martin breaking and entering, and even if there was, how was Zimmerman to know about it?  No, he was just a kid walking home from the store and Zimmerman just saw a black kid which in his mind automatically labeled him as "suspicious".  He then took it upon himself to follow Martin close enough that Martin was freaked out about it.  If anyone was standing their ground, it was Martin.  It was Zimmerman who created the conditions and then started the fight.

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