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Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by mocgator, Jul 19, 2013.
An interesting question. Be honest.
I think acquitting GZ on all charges was the right thing. But I would not want him in my neighborhood, no.
Can I choose neither? Trayvon was a 17-year old wannabe punk. And Zimmerman is a packing, overzealous neighborhood watch guy. The former is most likely going to have run ins with the law sooner rather than later. And the latter is also most likely to stir up trouble when he tries to do a bad imitation of a police officer. Heck, if I remember correctly, Zimmerman was fired once as a security guard for being a bit too aggressive.
If I had to choose one, I'd take Martin. I have the feeling that long before one of Trayvon's actions lead to the death of another person, Martin would have either been imprisoned, or straightened his life out one way or another. But with Zimmerman? I'm not a fan of having some armed, self-appointed rent-a-cop with his kind of history roaming around my neighborhood.
Truth is, both guys had the opportunity to walk away. Neither did.
It's against THFSG rules to be neutral. You have to choose a side or you will be banned.
why, for heaven's sake? You mean just because he had a criminal record and carried a gun?
I wouldn't want either one.
I would rather the annoying guy that drives around trying to protect the neighborhood than the guy that fights people for no good reason.
TM is far more likely to harm my family than GZ so it's an easy choice.
Here's a no brainer.....wouldn't want Zimmerman in my neighborhood. An unstable, violent prone guy patrolling with a gun and large dog is intimidating...and we all know how that worked out.
Zimmerman is a target; I wouldn't want him living in my neighborhood for the simple fact that he's going to be inviting some negative attention. If Martin was the type of youth that's quick to start a fight with someone questioning their legitimacy in being in the neighborhood then I wouldn't want him living in my neighborhood either. Good thing people have more options than to either be a Zimmerman or a Martin.
I'd like to live with both of them in the Real World House. 3 strangers picked to live in a house, where things would stop being polite, and start getting real.
I'm sure that there's both Zimmermans & Martins living in my neighborhood. But what I've gleaned from listening to George & the whole Zimmerman family, I wouldn't see a problem. The media & race baiters seem to want to portray him as monster. I don't buy it. On the other hand I wouldn't mind the Martins living near by although it seems Trayvon could be a problem until he matures.
The poll is broken. "Living in my neighborhood"?
One of the choices is dead.
I don't know either of them so either choice would be superficial. In general I'd choose an adult over a teenager though. That said, Trayvon may have grown up to be a better person than Zimmerman, but we'll never know.
So your vote was for Trayvon?
So you'd rather someone that attacks others for no real reason?
I didn't vote, would probably also be in the "neither" camp but if I had to choose between a teenager that smoked pot and an untrained guy who carried a gun on neighborhood watch, it would absolutely be the former.
But, in your neighborhood GZ would know you and no harm would come of it. Keep the rats in the hood.
Travon, we don't know what he would be like as an adult, his pot usage and acting like a wannabe at his age don't bother me...we certainly accept plenty of those kids on to our sports teams..
Zimmerman has a previous history of domestic violence and incestuous pedophilia
I don't believe Trayvon attacked for no reason.....I don't even believe he attacked anyone. He could have been defending himself.....standing his ground. But he was a youth who was profiled (and still is) as a criminal....he doesn't get that benefit of the doubt.
There are numerous black youth in my area.....never a prob. In my area when there's a home burglary or vandalism.....it's always white youth.
...who also seemed to have the perplexity for violent outbursts against those who he merely perceived as being a threat?
Personally, having either one in my neighborhood wouldn't cause me any concern. In fact, as someone said earlier, there are probable representatives of both (or worse) likely already living in my neighborhood. Probably in your neighborhood as well, I would imagine.