Media and racial violence

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    Yep, doesn't fit the narrative.
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    If they are found not guilty, WE RIOT!
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    It is pretty shocking really. The fact that 6 out of 10 people don't know about it is something.
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    Were they found guilty and sentenced ?

    Since it was in 2006, are they out now ?

    Just wondering.
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    Found guilty.

    They only got probation.

    Yes. You read that right.
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    If it was Zimmerman being the victim and some white punk with a skinhead, tats and piercings was the so-called assailant, George's name would have been Jorge Arias Zimmerman in a heartbeat, and Hispanic groups like the Council of La Raza and other leftist Hispanic (excuse me, latino) groups would have been out in force, rather than being silent, as they were now.
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    I LOL'd
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    Is this another thread where we're complaining about the amount of coverage of the Zimmerman case?
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    That is just pretty much normal isn't it?
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    So, the article is about a hate crime case involving white victims that has received "national attention" (according to the article)? And some of the same people posting the other day were arguing that this sort of thing never happened, because of Holder or something. Oh, sorry the coverage isn't proportional to Zimmerman, apparently. Because it should be?

    So, the argument is that a racially motivated assualt where the perpetrators are charged and tried, should receive the same coverage that a killing, where the person who shot the other person initially walks because of a newish self-defense law and isnt charged with anything?
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    Do you try to miss the point by 180 degrees intentionally?
    National attention? No, it didn't. Not even close. In the world of the 24 hour news cycle...which by the way, existed back in 2006, this got less attention than a cute baby panda being born at a zoo.
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    If you don't get the point, then I, nor anyone else, can help you.
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    Do any assaults involving no deaths typically get the same "attention" as any killings from the media? If no, then what is the point that I missed?
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    I honestly don't get why people don't see how the Zimmerman case is special. From the debate about whether or not he had the moral right or even legal right (current laws or prospective laws suggested by some) to get out of his car to the various perspectives/possibilities on whether or not the shooting was necessary to save his life to whether or not the shooting was unnecessary and potentially in cold blood.

    Then there's the whole lack of understanding on what it means to properly convict somebody in a trial by jury and the reaction to that.

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    Is it a lack of understanding or an attitude of who cares what the stinking facts are? The facts don't fit my emotional reaction to this case & that's all I want to believe. I'm referring more to what I see on the national & local media than on this forum. How else can you explain the frenzy to make this a manufactured racial issue.
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    Good post, wes. Added to your points is that Zimmerman wasn't arrested for a few weeks, which drew more and more attention. It is an interesting case, and the reason that it got so much attention is most likely because people found it so interesting. If we simply want to list the most appalling situations, we can look to places like Somalia in 2011, which was almost never in the news. Probably because nobody here really cared.
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    You could probably make this point better by using more appalling situations in the US. Americans (civilians) have never really been accused of caring about world events in the first place.
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    You think 3 dozen white kids/young adults(a few being men btw) beating 3 black girls badly, all the while yelling we hate black people(or using N word) would have not been a national story from day 1? If you answer no, you are lying. Period.
    It wouldn't have taken 3 weeks to be picked up by the local paper. It would have taken hours. It would have been on the AP wire the second the story hit ANY reporter.. It would have hit papers coast to coast. Jesse and Al would have been there the next day.

    Again, if you think that isn't the truth, then we are done, because I am not wasting another breath on anyone that lives in fantasy land.
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    Pretty predictable how the fringe left media and Obama are calling for "soul searching" after Martin, but none after Gosnell. Gosnell is suspected by some in PA of being the worst mass murderer in US history. Media brainwashing at its finest.

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