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http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/estranged-wife-george-zimmerman-doubtful-husband-innocence-trayvon-martin-killing-article-1.1468073
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Shellie Zimmerman, 26, told NBC's 'Today' she is conflicted about what happened the night her controversial husband fatally shot the unarmed 17-year-old. Her doubts surfaced after an explosive domestic violence incident at a family home in Florida, she said. But she stopped short of claiming Martin was a victim of racial profiling.
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http://opinions.1dca.org/written/opinions2013/09-26-2013/12-2469.pdf

Marissa Alexander granted a new trial on a jury instruction issue. Interesting.
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If there is ANY DOUBT REMAINING this proves BEYOND A SHADOW OF A DOUBT that George Zimmerman "AKA: WANNABEE KKKEYSTONE KKKOP" shot and MURDERED an innocent black boy!

America should be ashamed of itself. I don't even know what has happened to my country when going to buy candy and sweet tea is now a death sentence if you are a black boy.

Just look at this thread with HB and munchausen and all the others cheering that that racist, cracker-ass white man got off without even a fine.
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Two black men were shot and died over a $250 pair of sneaks.

#JusticeForTrayvon
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post

Two black men were shot and died over a $250 pair of sneaks.

#JusticeForTrayvon

You're not continuing the narrative. What you should have wrote is:

"Two impoverished African-American honour roll students became the victims of an oppressive patriarchal society that values consumer goods over the lives of the less fortunate."
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

You're not continuing the narrative. What you should have wrote is:

"Two impoverished African-American honour roll students became the victims of an oppressive patriarchal society that values consumer goods over the lives of the less fortunate."

I can't suspend disbelief with a "u" in honor.
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To tide you over until Shelly's ipad video is released, here's some completely unhinged blog posts on the verdict, from one of the guys that made The Wire.
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You can stand your ground if you’re white, and you can use a gun to do it. But if you stand your ground with your fists and you’re black, you’re dead.

In the state of Florida, the season on African-Americans now runs year round. Come one, come all. And bring a handgun. The legislators are fine with this blood on their hands. The governor, too. One man accosted another and when it became a fist fight, one man — and one man only — had a firearm. The rest is racial rationalization and dishonorable commentary.

If I were a person of color in Florida, I would pick up a brick and start walking toward that courthouse in Sanford. Those that do not, those that hold the pain and betrayal inside and somehow manage to resist violence — these citizens are testament to a stoic tolerance that is more than the rest of us deserve. I confess, their patience and patriotism is well beyond my own.

Behold, the lewd, pornographic embrace of two great American pathologies: Race and guns, both of which have conspired not only to take the life of a teenager, but to make that killing entirely permissible. I can’t look an African-American parent in the eye for thinking about what they must tell their sons about what can happen to them on the streets of their country. Tonight, anyone who truly understands what justice is and what it requires of a society is ashamed to call himself an American.

http://davidsimon.com/page/2/
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The comments to that are enraging. The exact same kind of shit repeated over and over by MSNBC and others. There were people still positing that Z said "coon" instead of "punks" on the phone recording. For fuck's sake.
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Originally Posted by Ataturk View Post

from one of the guys that made The Wire.
http://davidsimon.com/page/2/

Not surprising - a similar mentality exists among lots of people involved with that show. Anthony Bourdain did an interview with Snoop from The Wire. At the 50 second mark she says that she came home from prison and tried to get a real job and go clean, but "you can't get a job with a criminal background." Maybe if you hadn't gone to jail for second degree murder when you were 14 a job would have been easier to find?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QHCK4Xfa6Q
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Originally Posted by suited View Post

Not surprising - a similar mentality exists among lots of people involved with that show. Anthony Bourdain did an interview with Snoop from The Wire. At the 50 second mark she says that she came home from prison and tried to get a real job and go clean, but "you can't get a job with a criminal background." Maybe if you hadn't gone to jail for second degree murder when you were 14 a job would have been easier to find?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QHCK4Xfa6Q

Also that's blatantly false. There are plenty of jobs that will hire you even with a criminal record. Not great jobs to be sure, but most small businesses don't conduct a criminal background check before hiring you.
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Reading that from Simon was disappointing. I knew he was liberal, but he always seemed to me to have an eye for bullshit.
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

The comments to that are enraging. The exact same kind of shit repeated over and over by MSNBC and others. There were people still positing that Z said "coon" instead of "punks" on the phone recording. For fuck's sake.

The recent South Park episode about Zimmerman brought some of this shit back up. I argued this weekend with someone saying that "Zimmerman had a history of stalking black men".
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

Reading that from Simon was disappointing. I knew he was liberal, but he always seemed to me to have an eye for bullshit.

Most of us have better eyes for other people's bullshit than for our own.
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Originally Posted by suited View Post

Not surprising - a similar mentality exists among lots of people involved with that show. Anthony Bourdain did an interview with Snoop from The Wire. At the 50 second mark she says that she came home from prison and tried to get a real job and go clean, but "you can't get a job with a criminal background." Maybe if you hadn't gone to jail for second degree murder when you were 14 a job would have been easier to find?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QHCK4Xfa6Q

She talks with that affected voice in real life?
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

The recent South Park episode about Zimmerman brought some of this shit back up.

I watched it, and boy was it awful. The major target seemed to be the predictions that black people would riot if Zimmerman was acquitted, which isn't much to hang a half hour on. The parodies of Zimmerman and stand-your-ground-laws, the alleged racism of the authorities and juries -- it was so all so flat, humorless, and over-the-top, I thought it might have been a subtle attempt to make fun of the Trayvon narrative. But that's reading too much into it. Just awful.
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