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Kid is shot, killed by neighborhood association captain

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yelling about crusades and attacking an innocent country was not a great leadership, but that's for another thread.

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I feel comforted in the fact that Obama thinks that the kid would look like his kid. Way to insert yourself and make it about you.

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While a horrible situation...why is it that we don't go apescheisse when black kids gun down black kids at staggering numbers around the US.

What makes this one so different. What if Zimmerman was black. Would this be getting similar reactions? We probably wouldn't be seeing racist tshirts being made, bounties offered, etc.

Is it the law that has apparently allowed Zimmerman to walk the issue even when the law's author denies it applies? Ineptness of police?

I really don't see this as a national crisis. The thread I made showing where a ww2 vet loses his wife to a POS that breaks in and rapes/beats his wife to death has gotten basically zero attention from the national media. He's one of the "greatest generation" and it's just simply a tragedy?

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Assholes break into old peoples homes and shoot them weekly around the country. It's called robbery/homocide.

People with guns chasing down innocent kids and killing them for no apparent reason does not happen weekly around the country.

Both are tragedies; one is going to happen anyways because people are desperate and stupid, the other can be prevented with just a touch of common sense and awareness.

Oh yeah did the guy who killed the old lady not get arrested while the facts were being checked? I must have missed that.

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I really don't get all the outrage. The guy killed the kid which is 100% wrong. He was looking to be a bully and overextended his authority on the kid and then overreacted and shot him. Why is it different than when a child is raped and murdered? Why is it different than when a drunk driver kills a kid? Why is it different than when an intercity kid gets shot in a drive by? Wrong is wrong.

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While a horrible situation...why is it that we don't go apescheisse when black kids gun down black kids at staggering numbers around the US.

What makes this one so different. What if Zimmerman was black. Would this be getting similar reactions? We probably wouldn't be seeing racist tshirts being made, bounties offered, etc.

Is it the law that has apparently allowed Zimmerman to walk the issue even when the law's author denies it applies? Ineptness of police?

I really don't see this as a national crisis. The thread I made showing where a ww2 vet loses his wife to a POS that breaks in and rapes/beats his wife to death has gotten basically zero attention from the national media. He's one of the "greatest generation" and it's just simply a tragedy?

You continue to ignore a huge part of this story. People in this country get upset whenever they think someone got away with a crime. We are a very vindictive bunch, and the media knows this. Do you think Casey Anthony was a big story because of her race? No, it was because people came to the conclusion (right or wrong) that she killed her kid and got away with it. Hell, Nancy Grace makes a living off getting pissed off about things and publicly judging people

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Assholes break into old peoples homes and shoot them weekly around the country. It's called robbery/homocide.

People with guns chasing down innocent kids and killing them for no apparent reason does not happen weekly around the country.

Both are tragedies; one is going to happen anyways because people are desperate and stupid, the other can be prevented with just a touch of common sense and awareness.

Oh yeah did the guy who killed the old lady not get arrested while the facts were being checked? I must have missed that.

I don't want to take anything you've said out of context, but are you saying that an over zealous neighborhood watch captain shooting a suspicious looking, albeit unarmed, teenager is a worse crime than someone breaking into an elderly persons home, and robbing, beating, raping, and murdering them? I just want to be clear before proceeding.

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Politics and money.

If these two things were taken out of this and many other situations, then there would not be near the fanfare. Some would cease to care about this kid and his family at all if they could not advance their own cause and make a buck along the way. This works on both sides of the fence. This family will be used as long as someone, i.e., the media, Rainbow Coalition, etc can milk it for their advantage, then the family will never hear from these guys again.

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I don't want to take anything you've said out of context, but are you saying that an over zealous neighborhood watch captain shooting a suspicious looking, albeit unarmed, teenager is a worse crime than someone breaking into an elderly persons home, and robbing, beating, raping, and murdering them? I just want to be clear before proceeding.

Not at all, I said both were tragedies. I do think one is always going to happen to some extent in our society when we have desperate sick assholes that are on drugs, etc. I think the other was completely avoidable simply because the facts are bearing it out.

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Not at all, I said both were tragedies. I do think one is always going to happen to some extent in our society when we have desperate sick assholes that are on drugs, etc. I think the other was completely avoidable simply because the facts are bearing it out.

But couldn't it also be said that so long as youths wearing hooded sweatshirts are perceived in the fashion they are, that this tragedy could always happen in society as well? I don't think it's necessarily limited to one neighborhood watch vigilante. Both crimes are results of two very much broader problems in society.

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I remember right after 9/11 when the whole country wanted to do something with their anger. I remember also one of the first speeches by Bush where he sternly warned the whole country not the even think about going after muslims in this country. I thought this was great leadership.

I do not think our current president is trying to do anything like this for the country.

And answer this, is anyone in the world that is not black, a cracker? arab cracker, latino cracker, asian cracker, etc?

A group of people running planes into building and killing hundreds or thousands of people isn't even close to a man chasing down and killing a teen.

While a horrible situation...why is it that we don't go apescheisse when black kids gun down black kids at staggering numbers around the US.

What makes this one so different. What if Zimmerman was black. Would this be getting similar reactions? We probably wouldn't be seeing racist tshirts being made, bounties offered, etc.

Is it the law that has apparently allowed Zimmerman to walk the issue even when the law's author denies it applies? Ineptness of police?

I really don't see this as a national crisis. The thread I made showing where a ww2 vet loses his wife to a POS that breaks in and rapes/beats his wife to death has gotten basically zero attention from the national media. He's one of the "greatest generation" and it's just simply a tragedy?

The difference is Zimmerman is walking around free after chasing and killing someone. And if Zimmerman was black he would be in jail so that question doesn't even apply.

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Not at all, I said both were tragedies. I do think one is always going to happen to some extent in our society when we have desperate sick assholes that are on drugs, etc. I think the other was completely avoidable simply because the facts are bearing it out.

what if the latino is a sick asshole that is on drugs? just kiddin, would make no difference

But really, the thing that got this in the news was "White guy guns down black kid and walks free".

If the headline,(remains to be seen if it would have even been a headline) was, "neighborhood watch person kills teen after scuffle, charges pending" then nobody in the world would have paid it any attention, including our esteemed leader.

The media knows how to push buttons no matter how much you defend them.

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