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‘Left, Right & Center’: ‘If I Had a Son, He’d Look Like Trayvon’

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Posted on Mar 23, 2012
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President Obama speaks out on the killing of unarmed Florida teen Trayvon Martin. Is it right for a president to weigh in on a federal investigation? Listen in as Robert Scheer, Warren Olney and Shawn Steel take a crack at this question on “Left, Right & Center.” Also up for discussion this week: Mitt “Etch-A-Sketch” Romney, SCOTUS gets ready to give its Obamacare diagnosis and the military charges U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales with murder in the killings of 17 Afghan civilians.  —KA

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By do over, March 25, 2012 at 9:31 pm Link to this comment

By Adib Rashad, March 24 at 7:34 am Link to this comment
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“Do your homework and cease and desist from allowing your
pathetic racist inclinations to supersede your intelligence.
Adib “

Adib, one hundred twelve million American Indians died in the American Genocide.  An American Indian woman challenged the Washington Redskins in court to end the use of the name Redskins, yet Redskins continues to be used.  If the team were called the Washington Niggers would Blacks continue to play for the team?  No.  So Black racism is alive and well on the Washington Redskin team.  Blacks need to wake up to their own racism before they organize a lynching mob aimed at a non-black.

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By Arouete, March 25, 2012 at 2:17 am Link to this comment

Well I for commend the President for his empathy and his compassion. The disgraceful filth that has been spit from the jaded lips of Newt Gingrich only demonstrate waht a garden slug he is. Too bad he could not talk about facts and the law because it he did he’d have to say (as Jeb Bush inferred) this Florida law is no defense for Zimmerman. Indeed, it is Trayvon’s best defense

Unfortunately we now abjure another teaching opportunity.  People who pontificate on laws they have not read are as tiresome as philistines who talk about books they have not read.  Though I despise these laws this one is very well drafted. Indeed, any modestly educated adult should be able to read and understand it with only a bit of effort. Do you think most people will bother to read the law they ave such strong opinions about? Fugettaboutit.  The problem is not the law as much as but the discriminatory way it’s enforced or corrupted by public officials.

Anyone who took the trouble to read this statute carefully and examine the facts already admitted to can see it is no defense for Zimmerman. Indeed, it is Trayvon’s best defense. The law should be enforced to the letter and if it is justice will be done.

Everyone should rest assured that Zimmerman will be prosecuted. The admitted facts (in his own words)  and the plain language of the statute assure he is toast.

It’s unfortunate that this happens all the time.  This law clearly provides no protection for Zimmerman who abuses it. Then ignorant and lazy-minded police officials and district attorneys say, ‘Duh, oh ya, ok, Chapter 776. Nuf said. Time for my doughnut. I got RIGHT to my doughnut and I want my doughnut now!” And every body gets to not do their jobs. Cut their lazy-ass benefits and watch how they shout. Sue the ignorant creeps for discriminatory enforcement and they shout, “See, that’s why we got not money left. It’s the lawyers suing us for class action civil rights violations and trying to make us do our jobs. Big government again.” And so it goes.

 Thank you all for your perspective.

 This might also interest you. And see Trayvon Martin: Defense a Pig-Sty Beneath a Racist Facade?

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By Concerned political citizen, March 24, 2012 at 3:18 pm Link to this comment
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Is this guy serious on the right? Where did you find him - Fox News? Next time find someone who has done more than practice delivering the mind-numbing party lines of political segregation. As a member of the “Extreme Center”, I come to LRC expecting more than that…a disappointing week for sure.

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By entropy2, March 24, 2012 at 12:25 pm Link to this comment

The presidential art of sounding profound while saying nothing at all.

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By Adib Rashad, March 24, 2012 at 8:34 am Link to this comment
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The non-historical, political and cultural ignorance of a
percentage of people in this country continues to amaze and irritate me.
Yes, Black-on-Black crime exists as does Asian-on-Asian crime;
White-on-white crime(Which is not reported unless it cannot
be avoided, and most defiantly Hispanic-on-Hispanic crime.
Oh! I must mention Jewish-on-Jewish crime which is steadily rising.
The Burgundy and Gold football team was named by a Racist owner
who was the last in the NFL to integrate his team.  The name is maintained by a Jewish owner who has justified keeping the name.  Black players predominate today; white players predominated yesterday.
Do your homework and cease and desist from allowing your
pathetic racist inclinations to supersede your intelligence.
Adib

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By do over, March 24, 2012 at 7:12 am Link to this comment

Blacks are projecting the appearance of a lynching mob. The media is participating.  The man protecting the neighborhood said he was attacked and defending himself.  Has everyone discounted that account without further investigation? Is the man guilty without a trial? Are Blacks attempting to bully the police and court system into a guilty conclusion in advance?  It sure seems so. 

IMO this is racist behavior on the part of blacks.  Blacks shoot blacks everyday in my city.  Hundreds of black on black killings take place each year here.  Yet, when one non-black kills a black, the black community goes balistic.  That to me is racism.

To Native American’s the word “Redskin” is as offensive as the word “Nigger” is to Blacks.  Yet the Washington Redskins are populated by Black players who could care less. 

Black racism is alive and well in America.  The issue here is Black racism.

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By vector56, March 24, 2012 at 5:58 am Link to this comment

Some should ask Mr. Obama if that “son” he spoke of could look like 16 year old Abdulrahman al-Awlaki?

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By Alan, March 23, 2012 at 7:04 pm Link to this comment
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-yeah, but what happened to that lady?
—Ariana?
-yeah, Ariana, what happened to her.
—She’s been buying up discounted Greek debt
big time, I mean BIG TIME,
you see,
there’s going to be a leveraged buyout.
Ariana’s AOL is going to buy Greece, all of it.
The resulting entity will be called
AOLia-Minor.

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