Zimmerman was ‘frothing at mouth’ to shoot somebody
July 21, 2013 12:05 AM | 1161 views | 11 11 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DEAR EDITOR:

Wrong again. Your editorial stating George Zimmerman’s acquittal was the “right decision” was yet another example of your wasting space in portraying your knuckleheaded opinions as facts.

Fact 1: Zimmerman had no legal or articuable authority whatsoever to pursue, stalk or otherwise accost Martin. He was simply a volunteer watchman (the operative word here is “volunteer”).

Fact 2: After numerous (47) calls to the dispatcher and the 48th regarding Martin, Zimmerman was told “not to pursue.” Of course he did, with dire consequences.

Fact 3: Zimmerman was older than the 17 year-old Martin. It does not matter who threw the first punch nor who was “on top.” The fact remains that Zimmerman was in no uniform, had a hidden loaded semi-automatic and Martin was in a position to try to defend himself. The “stand your ground” so-called law should have applied to Martin instead of Zimmerman.

Fact 4: Zimmerman not only should have heeded the dispatcher’s warning not to pursue but should never have gotten out of his vehicle.

Fact 5: There is no way in this world that Zimmerman, being older and armed to the teeth, would be in fear for his life, bodily harm or call for help.

Fact 6: Race had nothing to do with this murder — and murder it was, plain and simple. Zimmerman was drunk on power and was frothing at the mouth to shoot somebody — anybody that he could find an excuse for shooting.

If Zimmerman had acted as a sane, normal being and was not consumed by his gigantic ego, this tragedy would not have happened. However, to compound this senseless murder, there are mindless zealots such as MDJ Editorial Page editor Joe Kirby and the likes of Geraldo Rivera that use your mighty pens to foist poisonous figments of your vicious minds for public perusal. Shame? You have none! If it had been YOUR son, would you still feel the verdict was the “right decision”?

Jean Durham

Kennesaw

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Luek
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July 22, 2013
One common element I see in all of the Trayvon supporters is their legal theories and views on the incident are just a bunch of jailhouse lawyering and trying to fit a large square peg in a small round hole. It can be done and they have proved but only if the reader suspends reality.

Hey, folks, it is over get over it.
Kevin Foley
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July 21, 2013
Fact 7: Zimmerman's father is a judge. Sanford cops conducted no real investigation and pretty much took Georgie at his word. It took six weeks before an arrest was made.

This was a travesty. Zimmerman's story was the only one we heard. What was Trayvon's state of mind as he looked over his shoulder at the creepy guy following him? Was he afraid? Did he feel threatened? If, in fact, he did throw the first punch, was it because he was worried Zimmerman would?

All this sick, nasty affair has done is underscore how deep the racial divide in America really is.

anonymous
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July 22, 2013
yawn
Laura Armstrong
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July 22, 2013
Didn't pay much attention to this until last week, but even then I read that Trayvon's friend testified he was afraid that Zimmerman was a "gay stalker" or some such. Did you not hear that? How could you have missed it? His state of mind was, as testified, that he was afraid he was being stalked by a gay white cracker or some such, as he walked back from the store where he'd purchased the ingredients to make some "drank." If you don't know about "drank" ask your college kids or start listening to the young rappers. The logical conclusion that I came to after hearing the "gay fear" side to this is that Trayvon decided he could "whup" Zimmerman and tried to.

The racial divide of which you speak has been stoked by your president Obama for years now and the race-baiting industry and your liberal dems are all trying to benefit from this tragedy. Who stands to gain when minorities are unhappy? Saul Alinsky says, roil 'em all up and they'll follow you anywhere. You and your people are just using Trayvon's death and that's reprehensible. PS Zimmerman was an Obama voter.
Kevin Foley
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July 23, 2013
@ Armstrong - (See my blog) Like your right wing media heroes, I see you're also interested in easing racial tensions.
Jim Stoll
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July 21, 2013
It is amazing how Ms. Durham can sit front of her TV set, in Kennesaw, Georgia, watching the Zimmerman trial evidence as portrayed by the news media and wind up knowing more about what happened that night in Florida than the one judge six jurors, lawyers for both sides and miscellaneous spectators who sat in that room during the entire trial watching it in real time. The fact is that if Trayvon had shot Zimmerman (an idea put forth by several news media), no one outside of that immediate area of Florida would have heard anything about it.

It is apparent that what Ms. Durham wants is a set of laws for whites, a set of laws for blacks, a set of laws for Muslims and then of course, a set of laws according to the perceptions of Jean Durham. Well, I for one, don't want to live in that America. It is not the America that I once spent four years risking my life to preserve. Tell me Ms. Durham, what have you done to preserve our way of life?

What Ms. Durham and her followers fail to understand is that when we junk or discredit the law of the land, as it exists, the only thing left is the law of the jungle. I grew up in an inner city, so I have been there and done that. I don't care to see it repeated. When and if that happens, neither will Mr. Durham.
SemanticsLesson
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July 22, 2013
"Law of the jungle?" Your obvious prejudice is right there, in plain English, Mr. Stoll. The law once allowed for slavery and the law had to be changed. If the law was immutable, it wouldn't include processes for law to be changed or abandoned. Typical Cobb County septuagenarian attitude.
Kevin Foley
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July 22, 2013
@ Stoll - There already is a set of laws for whites and a set of laws for blacks. If Martin had shot and killed Zimmerman in the same circumstances, he'd be on death row today.

Laura Armstrong
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July 22, 2013
Hi Jean, we've missed you!

I would think that if your son is a criminal defense attorney, he'd have filled you in by now about how inept the prosecution really was. This must be difficult for you, as Zimmerman was an Obama voter and registered Democrat. Hope you are well. Haven't seen you protesting the war since Obama became president.....???
Huh??
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July 21, 2013
Mindless? I'm afraid that description fits the letter to a T. Forget facts, after all, they just get in the way, don't they? And Racist? Certainly a possibility.
@Kevin Foley
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July 22, 2013
Your statement about if Martin had shot and killed Zimmerman he would be on death row is absolute hogwash. You do not know that. Please explain the Roderick Scott/Christopher Cervini trial - almost identical circumstances. But Roderick Scott is a black man and he shot Christopher Cervini in the back. Mr. Scott had not been beaten within an inch of his life as Zimmerman had been by Trayvon Martin. You are perpetuating the race issue - PLEASE, MDJ; stop allowing this race baiting idiot to write for this paper!

P. Gambill
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