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a black neighborhood watchman shot and killed a white teen boy

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Posted 9 months ago

 

Your thoughts on this after you see the video and read snopes.


 


http://www.redflagnews.com/headlines/black-neighborhood-watchman-kills-white-teen-boy-the-black-george-zimmerman-youre-not-allowed-to-know-about


 


http://www.snopes.com/politics/crime/roderickscott.asp


 


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Rate This | Posted 9 months ago

 

Not much to say but the news media needs to be fair and accurate but we all know that will not happen. to bad both boys had to die. But do not put yourself in those positions and you do not have to pay the piper.


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Rate This | Posted 9 months ago

 

If you notice he was IMMEDIATLY arrested and the teens were doing something criminal . But it should have been reported the same way.

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I am from the area where this particular case happened. Theres alot I can't share as it did not come out in court. Theres actually a few differences in the case. The kid was stealing from open  cars. The guy was not a not a member of neighborhood watch but did see what was happening and went out to confront the kid. In NY there is no Stand yyour ground. Roderick Scott claims the kid ran towards him in an aggressive manner. In NY you are to retreat even if it is your property, which this was not UNLESS it is inside your home.  He was acquitted however as the jury found him not guilty and some stated that he used self defense. No matter whether anyone agreed with the verdict and many did not there was no rioting or even threats of rioting. There was no talk of rioting no matter whatever way the case went. I believe thats because the media did not make this a race issue

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Of course this case would not be all over the media!! Because it wasn't a white man killing a black kid! Whenever that happens the black nation is in an uproar because they feel it is a hate crime.  It's okay though for blacks to kill one another right? but once a white man kills a black man it become a hate crime... The Zimmerman verdict was the correct verdict! A punk black kid was slamming a mans head into the concrete! I'm not a doctor but that could kill a man! SELF DEFENSE!!! I also love how the media ONLY showed pictures of martin when he was in grade school to make him look like a young innocent boy... This world is backwards and people need to stop acting as if everything is a hate crime when it comes to white on black crime!

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In both cases the shooter should have let the LEO's handle the situation. It should never come down to race, it's about the crime or lack of crime. We have a long way to go before we all look past skin color and that's on all sides not just black or white.


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Hummmm, In THIS case Scott confronted the kid and not only that but but pointed a firearm at him. Scott really had no business confronting these kids. Zimmerman did not confront Martin, Martin confronted Zimmerman. Scott was a very large man and the kid was a little skinny kid he could have stopped by slapping him up side of the head! Martin was a large muscular kid and Zimmerman was a short mushy guy who was punched out and having his head smashed against the sidewalk. What was the truth about the wound? Was it in the front or was it in the back? I really don't see where these two cases are all that similar. Frankly it sounds like Scott should have been found guilty and it has nothing at all to do with race! 

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Thank you for directing my attention to this case, Bill. I agree the police should have been called in to handle both incidents before each escalated into an armed confrontation. 


Both cases spotlight how manslaughter may or may not pe prosecutable according to state law. Showing manslaughter is less burdensome in a state where your curtilage is 'open territory' than it is in a state where you may venture out and "stand your ground."


Throwing a spotlight on one icon over another, is a business decision.  A Trayvon Martin will direct more traffic to more products than will a Christopher Cervini.   Bias sells.

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As I said before the Scott case took place near me and I am aware of things not everyone is. I also know what the laws in NY State say and most LEOs were shocked when Scott was acquitted based on many of the things mentioned by Robo and others based on NY laws. They were not shocked over the Zimmerman verdict based on the laws. I agree that people on ALL sides need to stop making things about race.Not evreything happens because of race but humans hurting humans.