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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/07/17/zimmerman-trayvon-martin-sanford-jury-seminole-county/2530283/

Outback and separate rooms for jurors?!?!?? They even let the jurors go to a movie and watch 4th of July fireworks. Government waste has led to Zimmerman getting off.

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"These women of course are not criminals, yet we took them from their families. While we did not say this then, now it is clear, half of the country is going to very vocally find fault with your dedicated effort. A Bloomin Onion at Outback would not adequately reimburse these women for the bitterness" some will level at them for their jury service.


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Aren't all of these "I am not Trayvon" women saying they have never felt unsafe and can walk anywhere they like without problems most likely the same women who complain on Jezebel et al. that they can't walk down the street without getting their asses slapped, the titties twisted, their hair stroked, their lady parts fingered, etc.? I think I preferred them before.
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Originally Posted by origenesprit View Post

Aren't all of these "I am not Trayvon" women saying they have never felt unsafe and can walk anywhere they like without problems most likely the same women who complain on Jezebel et al. that they can't walk down the street without getting their asses slapped, the titties twisted, their hair stroked, their lady parts fingered, etc.? I think I preferred them before.

That's the cognitive dissonance here. You know half of the idiots on this tumblr were also pissing and moaning about their broken dreams on the 99% tumblr.
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Is this racist?

http://www.buzzfeed.com/shani/the-secret-power-of-black-twitter
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Last night, just hours after news broke that as-yet-unidentified “Juror B37” from the George Zimmerman trial had found a book agent, the agent decided to drop her. Shortly after dropping the budding author, the agent, Sharlene Martin, released a statement from Juror B37 that said she wouldn’t write the book after all: Being sequestered had “shielded me from the depth of pain that exists among the general public over every aspect of this case.”

If only Juror B37 had turned to Black Twitter before deciding to cash in.

Because Black Twitter watchers know the power of the swarm. That obsessive and focused online conversation has gone from being a source of entertainment — and outside curiosity — to a cultural force in its own right. Black Twitter began making jokes at Paula Deen’s expense in order to keep from crying — but ultimately drove the narrative around her and sped her demise. Black Twitter put the ABC show Scandal at the center of the elite conversation. Now, black folks on Twitter aren’t just influencing the conversation online, they’re creating it.

Also, as to "white Hispanic." The new term I have invented for them is "wHisps."
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I thought Black Twitter was just called Myspace. Was I mistaken?
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I am not Trayvon Martin.

I am white. A woman. A recent college grad. I am 23.

But it might surprise you that I, too, live afraid.

Just over a year ago my white ex-boyfriend was sent to prison. After three years of abuse I tried to leave him. He retaliated by trashing our apartment, destroying anything of sentimental value, overdrafting my bank account by 600$, buying a gun, showing up at my work to show me it so I would leave with him, and finally setting fire to my childhood home and my car. He followed me across the state and called me countless times, saying he’d kill himself if I didn’t take him back. When he was finally arrested, I was told they may not be able to hold him, that they may have to give his gun back.

My family feared for my life before I did. But time and distance have shown me how lucky I was. I did not realize how abusive he had been until I took a women’s studies class. Now I realize the damage he could have done to me, my family.

But because he was white, all charges except one count of arson were dropped. He received the minimum possible sentence, despite all the other offenses and a history of violent behavior going back long before we had met. Through the whole court process I sat ashamed thinking of how lucky I was that I was a white girl, that my parents had been able to afford a house in a nice neighborhood with good schools. That when I spoke, the magistrate believed me. And I felt anger and disappointment. Had he been black he would have received a 20% longer imprisonment. Why? Why couldn’t the law be fair and give everyone a sentence they actually deserved? And though I never would have wished for it, I knew had he been a black boy with a gun, he would have been shot down by police, not arrested. Shit, it happens to black boys armed with nothing but cellphones in my hometown.

But my ex was sentenced, and in a year he will be released. There are things I can do to help keep me safe. I have a restraining order which may not be worth much since the court psychiatrist said he is probably a sociopath and has little control of his own behavior. But I can make it hard for him to find me. I can move away. I can change my hair and how I dress. I could change my name.

I could give up my identity. Blacks have to do it all the time, and in much more profound and alienating ways, when they have to “act white." I work with a woman at a telesurvey company who goes by Tina when talking to customers because her real name, Keisha, is “too black." I go back and forth about changing my name before my ex is released. But how much can I change and still be me? And how much must I change to make me safe? Whatever I do won’t change the fact of my identity. I will always be me and therefore I will always be unsafe. I will always be his target just for being me.

Every day I feel more afraid. When I give out my new number I’m worried it will find it’s way back to him. When I tweet about my work, I’m worried he’ll go there when he gets outs. When I move somewhere new (I’ve moved 5 times in the past year) I’m terrified to tell anyone the address. Whatever I do, I’ll never think I’m safe enough. I am scared to let people close for fear that he will hurt them to get to me. I am scared to visit my hometown or anywhere I knew he liked to go after he gets out. What if i do all this work to hide and he just bumps into me? I am scared that he blames this all on me, as he always did when we were together, and that he will seek to punish me again. I am afraid that I will always be afraid, that I will always replay what happened in my head. I am afraid I’ll never know what he did to my cat that went missing but then again I’m also afraid to know.

And yet I am lucky.

Boys like Trayvon cannot hide, like I can, and the law will not protect them as it does me. They will always be exactly who they are, no matter where they go, and so they must always be exposed, defenseless. I will for the rest of my life fear one white man. The Trayvons of the world must fear them all.


See, the bruises on her face and the broken bones weren't enough for her to realize she was being abused. Only a women's studies class could open her eyes to that.
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post


See, the bruises on her face and the broken bones weren't enough for her to realize she was being abused. Only a women's studies class could open her eyes to that.

She works at a telesurvey company. And she tweets about it. I want to burn her house down too.
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Did you see the headlines saying "Juror B-37 calls for change in stand your ground laws"?

Her actual statement doesn't say anything of the sort--
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My prayers are with all those who have the influence and power to modify the laws that left me with no verdict option other than "not guilty" in order to remain within the instructions. No other family should be forced to endure what the Martin family has endured.
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Macomb County (just outside Detroit) head prosecutor assures people there he would have gotten Zimmerman convicted.
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Not here, says Cataldo, the chief of homicide for the Macomb County Prosecutors Office. In Michigan, by statute and by precedent, “If you are the aggressor in a fight, you cannot then claim self defense when you use deadly force.”

We’ll never know who actually shoved or punched first on a rainy night in Sanford, Fla. In this jurisdiction, it wouldn’t matter.

After prosecutors and defense attorneys finished lobbing pretrial motions at one another, Cataldo says, “it’s clear that a defendant who acted as Mr. Zimmerman did would be defined as the aggressor.”

Was Zimmerman proven to be the aggressor?

From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130718/LIFESTYLE/307180036#ixzz2ZPTTRt1o
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msnbc's hard-on for the mh perry commercial that says "we have to get away from this kind of private idea that children belong to their parents" is now throbbing and ready to fertilize. It's like they're bringing back and trying to consolidate every shitty idea they've ever had into these next couple of weeks.
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Btw, I wanted it clearly noted that when wHisps is in common usage, it was me that coined the term here and on this very day.
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Originally Posted by suited View Post

msnbc's hard-on for the mh perry commercial that says "we have to get away from this kind of private idea that children belong to their parents" is now throbbing and ready to fertilize. It's like they're bringing back and trying to consolidate every shitty idea they've ever had into these next couple of weeks.
Not sure what exactly sure what this post is saying but as long as I am held 100% responsible by society for every breath my kids take their ass belongs to me
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post


See, the bruises on her face and the broken bones weren't enough for her to realize she was being abused. Only a women's studies class could open her eyes to that.

HB, you are just jealous that you can't do this ( see below ) for white clients. Maybe this is why your practice is primarily African Americans.
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But because he was white, all charges except one count of arson were dropped
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I'm surprised she didn't say that her boyfriend was a rapist, murderer, and bank robber but because he was white he only did 6 months in county jail. A black man would have been treated much more harshly for the same crimes.

I'm pretty crazy and as full of it as the next guy. And in my younger days I really did get around. Met porn stars to billionaires ( no more of each anymore ), but I never met anyone as bat shit crazy as this loon. I gotta call BS on her. Maybe the younger generation has gotten this f*cking nuts, I really don't believe it. Is she for real? Opinions?
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http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2013/07/16/stevie-wonder-florida-law/2520489/
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Stevie Wonder says he won't perform again in Florida until the state abolishes its Stand Your Ground gun law, which permits using deadly force against those who pose a risk of killing or seriously injuring someone. He made the announcement during a concert Sunday in Quebec City, a day after the acquittal of George Zimmerman, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Zimmerman was acquitted in the Feb. 26, 2012, shooting death of teen Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla. The outcome has sparked protests nationwide and an outpouring of outrage on social media. Wonder urged his fans to support his boycott.


B37 was just a part-time Juror.

This was a case of ebony and ivory-hispanic.

Z just called to say "these f****** punks always get away."

Zimmer-me, Zimmer-you, Zimmerman!

You are the Rachel Jeantel of my life...

Oh baby! Here I am, Creepy A** Cracka! I'm yours!
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Macomb County (just outside Detroit) head prosecutor assures people there he would have gotten Zimmerman convicted.
Was Zimmerman proven to be the aggressor?

From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130718/LIFESTYLE/307180036#ixzz2ZPTTRt1o

He admitted rushing from his vehicle to stalk Trayvon with his gun in direct contravention of orders given to him by law enforcement. Of course he was the aggressor.
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