What story is bigger - Navy yard or Trayvon Martin?

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  1. g8orbill
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    you might want to review your facts concerning this remark

    the shooting occurred on 2/26/12 and on 3/22/12 obama made his if I had a son he would look like Trayvon remark
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    So instead of waiting until January, wait until October.
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    That's right in the middle of Obamadan.
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    That's true. Do you think he should wait until December or would that interfere with his annual pilgrimage to Hawaii? :joecool:
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    That's what the national made into hot buttons even though by most unbiased accounts race wasn't a real factor.
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    Facts??? Surely you jest bill....:laugh:
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    I know, right? Weird. :whoa:
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    With regard to the care of veterans, my father always said the following: If there was a choice of taking him to a VA facility or leaving him to die a long agonizing death on the street, to leave him with a couple of good books on the side of the road to die because he'd get better treatment there than at the VA.

    The Navy/VA system dropped the ball on this guy BIG TIME, and that's the red flag here, not race. The military is constantly trying to get out of paying benefits for psych/brain disabilities. There are many cases of vets having to fight for benefits after traumatic brain injuries with the government saying that they had lower IQs when they enlisted, so that it wasn't a brain injury, it was just them. Yes, seriously.

    Back to this shooting, will race be a factor in this? No, I don't think so because I don't think race was a factor here, I think he was just bats!ht crazy. It wasn't that he made racist comments and then attacked someone of that race (ie the WWII vet beating). He opened fire at several targets of varying races, including African-American.

    This is more a problem with the Navy/law enforcement not handling all the prior incidents correctly.
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    Another shooting in a park in Chicago. A child (among others) was shot. Not one word from Sharpton, Jackson or the liberal press.
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    And fox news is Talking U.S. Iran relations... where will the madness end?

    Granted I just turned it to fox and they weren't covering the shootings at the time which must mean they aren't covering it at all.

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    really? Not a single word in the press?

    link
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    There's always going to be a word in the press somewhere, but I doubt that it will
    garner the protests & hoopla that the Martin/Zimmerman did. Doesn't fit the agenda, although it was much more tragic.
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    Where did I go wrong? :huh:
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    It won't get the same coverage because there's nothing novel about another gang shooting in Chicago. It's not about race, it's about what will "sell" to the news consuming public.
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    What "sold" in the tm/zimmerman case was

    Doctored audio tapes
    Misleading pictures of a 12 year old
    A "white" latino
    President getting involved
    Lying witnesses
    And race whores looking for their cut.
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    And much of that would never had occurred had Zimmerman just been arrested in the first place, rather than being set free with zero consequence.
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    But I thought we wanted the police to do their job, correctly ?
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    He's wrong about a lot here. And quite often too, Bill.
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    This.
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    Yes. Arrest the man. For sure. I mean why not. Oh sure there was no real evidence to suggest it was anything but self defense (and look...the trial showed that too). They should have arrested him on the following

    being a racist because he shot a black kid in self defense.
    being a murderer because people were outraged that a white latino shot a black kid in self defense
    Being a murderer because of any and all injustuces done previously by the pd

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