Glenn responds to Zimmerman verdict

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Glenn returned to radio this morning and kicked off the show addressing the biggest news of the past week, George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the murder of Trayvon Martin. While Glenn has always been clear that he doesn’t agree with Zimmerman and his actions, he never thought that Zimmerman was guilty based on the evidence presented in the case. The jury came to the same conclusion, as they found him “not guilty” of both second degree murder and the lesser charge of manslaughter. But in the wake of the verdict, America seems more divided on race than ever. Do we no longer believe in innocent until proven guilty?

“Something hit me yesterday. I was in church and I actually wrote this, wrote this down: We all used to believe that all Americans wanted America to succeed. And we were all shocked. After, after 9/11 we all thought we were all in the same boat, that all Americans wanted America to succeed. We were wrong. We all now currently believe that all people just are pretty much alike and they just want to be left alone and just to live out their lives, and they generally all believe in truth, justice, and the American way. That’s not true. That’s not true,” Glenn said.

Glenn said that America has gone from a country divided by political parties to one that has seemingly become divided along racial lines, and that it seems to have become a reverse from the perceived injustice and inequality that led to the Civil Rights movement.

“We’ve gone now from parties to just color of skin. And if you’re white, you’re bad. If you’re black, you’re good. Please help me out. African‑American community, help me out. How is this any better? Unless you’re engaged in revenge, how is this any better than the society that you say you wanted to change?” Glenn said.

“Most Americans don’t care. Some do, in the white community, in the black community and that Whitespanic community. Some do care about liberty and justice for all. But I think there’s a great number of people that don’t. And you’re never going to change their mind.”

Glenn specifically pointed to Al Sharpton who has been one of the most divisive voices since the verdict was handed down. He has organized several “Justice for Trayvon” protests across the country in the wake of the verdict and used his TV show to express his frustration on the outcome of the Zimmerman trial.

But has there ever been anyone proven more wrong when juries weigh the evidence than Al Sharpton? Sharpton supported Tawana Brawley who was found to have fabricated her tale of rape at the hands of white police officers. Much like the Zimmerman case, Sharpton tried to make that about race, and in the end he was proven wrong. He also spoke out in defense of the Crystal Mangum who falsely accused members of the Duke lacrosse team of rape.

And what does Sharpton get for dividing Americans and obscuring the belief in truth, justice, and the American way? A bigger platform to deceive the American people.

Stu said, “You go back and you look at the Tawana Brawley case, you see footage of Al Sharpton, this big, fat, overweight sort of guy on the steps of, you know, a building with a megaphone screaming and screaming and screaming. He’s now doing the exact same thing on national television for NBC.”

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Zimmerman was found not guilty, enough is enough and let the matter end.

    Sharpton and others who spread messages of hate are no more than activist pawns of the left who use such cases for the advancement of their ideology. From beginning to end, the entire charging and trial was nothing more than a political-based, race-based motivated.

    Thankfully justice was done.

  • JETS#1
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUrbEIqFl_Q Sam Fisher

    If I hear Zimmerman name come up one more time I will flip. He was found not guilty get the hell over yourselves left. Your just proving to the rest of the country racism has not left your party you simply switched the race you hate.

  • JETS#1

     Im sorry the side that keeps trying to get rid of Obamacare and overturn Roe v. Wade is telling others to get over it?

  • Stephan Bruno

    So a whole lotta people keep trying to point out this case involving a tragic shooting death of a 1 year old White/Hispanic child. Supposedly 2 black teens tried to rob his mother at gunpoint and ended up shooting this poor child. Right wingers and some others and asking why aren’t the Al Sharptons and Jesse Jacksons of the world crying out for this baby. Why isn’t this front news? Maybe because they found gun residue on the mother’s hand that fit the scene as well as on the baby’s father’s hands too(who apparently wasn’t to have supposed to be there during the shooting). Apparently you can blame a black man for anything and the powers that be will assume that story is true rather than doing some real investigative work.So congratulations once again on pointing out racial prejudice and the assumption of guilt towards black males in this country. I am sorry conservative and white America this isn’t a contest. This is about the lives if black youth all over the country we are worried about. Being a murder at the hands of another black man, the police, or a coward like Zimmerman. It is about gun laws that favor the black market and under the table sales of guns to not just black youth but to all youth. It is about the presumption of guilt for ALL BLACK MALES, and it is about the lack of education for the poor of all colors. It is about laws that allow shooting of anyone who is losing a one on one fist fight even if the shooter is the one that started it.Instead of trying to find cases in this country to find fault in the black community’s outrage when it comes to Trayvon why don’t you ask yourself this:If things really are so equal and on the up and up when it cones to race in America would you trade your fairer skin for a black man’s? 

  • Elena

    Can you cite a source of that information, pls?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUrbEIqFl_Q Sam Fisher

    I am sorry but the side that approves of mass murder and crapy health care law that 70% of this country disapproves is trying to be high and mighty. What about the millions of black babies killed a year because you support abortion? You liberals hate the black race more than the KKK does which was started by people with a liberal understanding of the Constitution.

  • Soul Leister

    OJ did it… and they danced in the street when he got off.  Zimmerman gets off and they protest and they act like fools… ignorant of what the facts are.

    Trayvon told jeantel, “he lost him” and “he made it home”

    Jeantel convinced him Zimmerman was a gay rapist and he should protect his little brother by going and giving that gay rapist a beat down (whoopazz), that is what she said on CNN and in court.

    Trayvon left the safetly of his home with the intent on committing a hate crime “gay bashing”.

    Trayvon threw the first blow, as he intended (according to Jeantel) and the punk got killed.

    Now blacks don’t know the story because they are both ignorant of the truth and the media has not been telling the truth… the truth is not in either one of them, by any measurable standard.  Those are the facts.

  • Soul Leister

    What should be of concern to everyone is the president wants to identify with the dope smoking gay basher instead of the actual victim…. our president, the black president, is a coward and ignorant… if he knew the facts he would not be ignorant of them… but if he knows the facts and is just pandering to blacks because he is half black himself then he is a traitor to the country and should be tried for treason.

    High crimes and misdemeanors include inciting civil unrest with the intent of violence… he has surely done that.  I don’t have a law degree but I did stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night (and that appears to be more law school than Obama is demonstrating).

  • JETS#1

    70% disapproval? Were the hell do you get your #’s? the last poll on Obamacare was 48% dissaproval

  • Anonymous

    Just what did Zimmerman do that was illegal?  He followed a suspicious guy in his neighborhood…so what?  It was Trayvon Martin who uttered the only racist comment in this entire epsisode. It was Trayvon Martin who decided to sucker punch the “creepy ass cracker” in the face.  It was Trayvon Martin who decided he should repeatedly bash Zimmerman’s head into the sidewalk.  It was Trayvon Martin who surmised he was in the position of power and he was going to abuse it ….much to the detriment of Zimmerman’s existence.  All Zimmerman did was exercise his right to defend himself.  The media turned a simple self-defense case into a race-based murder.  The media thought they had a gun-happy white guy gunning down a cute little African American child on his way home from buying Skittles.  When the facts and the evidence didn’t support this narrative the media ignored the facts and CREATED a false propaganda screed against the epidemic of white on black crime. They even had to coin a new term…”White Hispanic” to cover their stupidity concerning Zimmerman’s heritage. Remember, liberal journalists believe they are social engineers who must ban guns, illustrate the inherent racism in the white population, and make society better by creating it in their image.  Pathetic.   If this case is the worst example of race-based crime….America has all but eliminated racism.  Zimmerman did nothing wrong.  He was trying to keep his neighborhood safe in the wake of repeated robberies. That is what decent people do who can’t afford armed guards or who live in high-rise apartments with gold faucets and take silly pictures of themselves.  Sorry Beck, but you are as spineless as the rest of the media for calling out Zimmerman.  He did nothing wrong!!

  • Jaamoose

    Can’t talk facts to fundies, man.

  • Jaamoose

    So in Florida, it’s cool to follow someone in the dark….call 911 and get told to stop following that person, ignore that, keep following and force a confrontation. If, at any point you realize you picked a fight with someone that is going to fight back and therefore you feel “threatened,”: pop a round or two in ‘em and call it good. What a lovely place. 

  • Jaamoose

    Oh, and since Martin was being followed by someone bigger who turned out to be armed, where in all of this is his right to “stand his ground?” I guess the law in Florida goes to the first one to draw, eh?

  • Anonymous

    You idiots never learn do you? He DID stop following him. He was found on the ground near his truck. How could that have happened if he hadn’t gone back?

  • Anonymous

    Spot on.

  • Anonymous

    Since were is his (GZ) duty to retreat? He was near his truck already

  • Anonymous

    He or she is just another ill-informed usless troll. Probably paid by OFA or another left org.  Total parasite on humanity.

  • Anonymous

    Bang Bang to slow jawsnooze 2 inya deal with the law or maybe not the law look at reality he got death by a bad choice and that’s what sucks the young man made a bad choice he could have out run Zimmerman no doubt .
    Choices my brother choices

  • Anonymous

    Nice attempt to turn it around on a grieving mother asshole. Not even us “right wingers” did that. You are obviously completely void of any decency.

  • Anonymous

    I also noticed your dumbass said nothing about the rate of black-on-black crime. Bigoted much?

  • Anonymous

    How is that the same? Zimmerman did nothing & it was proven in a court of law. Roe v. Wade’s ruling has facilitated the deaths of millions of unborn children (most of them minorities) & obamacare has implamented plenty of programs to help that along. There’s the difference.

  • Anonymous

    I shared your bewilderment and observations on this Glen.  We are in some crazy times and truth doesn’t matter to a lot of people nor does their freedom.

  • Anonymous

    Ill-informed my sweet aunt Fanny. More like a willing propagandist.

  • Anonymous

    Broke bread with all races bro it’s not my fight ,check out the government before you sell your fellow American down the road back in L.A. when I still lived there it was the friends of my friend Stacy(a man) that said if whitey comes around anymore we will put a cap in your mom bro .
    We are being set up by color your most likely an AMERICAN black man and i’m a American white man notice we are both Americans 1st good enough for me and I hope that that’s how you see it too .take care brother. and don’t get lost in this fight we might just change things.

  • http://www.absoluteintensity.com dennis reilly

    I can’t add anything to Beck’s statement it is so right on about Sharpton

  • http://www.absoluteintensity.com dennis reilly

    Bush sucks. He is another guy with a big megaphone but remains silent on the Martin case because he knows they won’t riot near him. Bush the coward

  • Anonymous

    Is it not strange that all the trouble in this nation comes from the left and the black activists?
    In all the years I have been in this country I have never seen Asians or any other immigrant group protest in the streets except sometimes the Mexicans.  Many blacks carry this big chip on their shoulders, even our president or he would not have weighed in on the Zimmerman case.  As long as these black people feel like victims instead of growing toward the light they will never be really free.  As Bill Cosby said: “No other immigrant group says, we are German American,
    or Swedish American, only blacks insist on calling themselves African Americans even though all of them left their African roots long behind them.”  There is room for all Americans in this still free nation, if the person is willing to get an education and work hard.  Unfortunately, many people have forgotten this simple truth and rather sponge of the government.

  • http://suzeraining.wordpress.com/ suz

    if we (americans) were to respond to the facts, the media would never get away w/lies — they do because the public is either (mostly) lazy or stupid.

    stupidity is the strategy from the left.  bring an uneducated electorate and the left has their kingdom.

    glenn said “somehow the media gives sharpton credibility.”  the media responds to bho’s directive because they’re bought — glenn knows this.

    remember what the judge said when denying detroit’s bid for bankruptcy?  he said “it doesn’t honor the president.”  in america we don’t honor the constitutional president, we honor the constitutional principal he stands on.  this president is/does neither, but the ‘words’ are there which have absolutely no constitutional foundation.  result:  confuse our boundaries.  mission accomplished.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUrbEIqFl_Q Sam Fisher

    What was I thinking that was the people worried about Obamacare ruining their lives? The approval rating is 37% my bad.

  • Freestar

    He is only about 1/4 black, 1/4 Arab and maybe 1/2 white.  But he certainly panders to the black race.  He doesn’t seem to be the president of all Americans.  He seems to want division along party and racial lines.  The motive has been suggested to be that he wants riots and civil unrest so that he can declare martial law.  He sure doesn’t let a crisis go to waste.

  • Freestar

    Just as the president should have been neutral.  Z was acquitted by a very attentive jury.  The president and  Attorney General showed their racism by commenting.  The local police, and the F.B.I. found no evidence to even arrest him until the newspapers falsely said that Z was white.   Then it became news and when they found out he was Latino, they coined a new term and called him a white Hispanic. They also kept printing a picture of a very young Trayvon and not a current one and hid his criminal past.  The liberal media wanted to stir up something.  However, they do not print the truth and if most people are too lazy to look for it and to watch the trial or read the transcripts of the trial, we are in trouble.  The Racist in this case was Trayvon who told his friend on the phone that a crazy a** cracka was following him.  Z was just trying to protect his neighborhood from a guy that he said was acting strangely and looking at houses.  You know that most people will not give up their opinions even if not based on fact.  They would rather feel angry and they do follow a mob mentality.  Now I see there is merchandise and Trayvon’s mother has copy righted some phrases.  It’s not about justice…it is about money, too.  The aggressor according to forensic evidence and eye witnesses was Trayvon.  He just didn’t know Z had a gun for self defense.

  • Anonymous

    THIS IS SO SIMPLE TO UNDERSTAND
    Here is the thing; MoveOn.Org ,…NAACP,…Al Sharpton,…Jesse Jackson,…White House (Obama),…DOJ (Holder),…the tv tabloids (MSNBC, CNN, NBC, CBS….and the rest),….virtually all liberal-democrat factions and sold-out republicans (RINOS,…if you will),….and the rest of the Obama followers / surrogates / associates /worshipers ;….al that people are just looking – at loud – for retribution / compensation / ‘justice’….or just plain and simple revenge ….in other words “asking for blood” – sort of speak. All of them are trying, ferociously, to make the Zimmerman case an episode of insidious race-induced murder,…and they will stop at nothing for to see this done as such. But there is much more to it because for the fraud-base current administration this move represents – and they are going to push it to the extreme – this move is a great tool for them, to once more, attempt to divert attention from the real fulminant factors that can bring them down and go to jail.;…and those factors are, the so called ‘scandals’; FAST AND FURIOUS,…IRS & NSA,…AP,…BENGHAZI,.. not to mention the insidious so called IMMIGRATION REFORM = (AMNESTY AND FAST VOTES FOR DEMOCRAT SPECTRUM ON 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS) So, bottom line , is a very; crafty calculated detouring plan to manipulate the minds and interest of the American population.You see, nothing is going well for this pack of corrupted politicians and they will do anything , absolutely anything that will take  – without reservation – they will go let’s say ,…’they will go nuclear’ in order to preserve their cancerous and destructive sabotage agenda for the destruction (from within) of our great country . Were we all clear on this one? Opinions welcome

  • Freestar

    You need to look up the transcripts of the trial, but what you wrote is gross distortion of proven fact.

  • Anonymous

    A FRACTION OF REALITY
    Holder, Obama, Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, NAACP,….and everyone behind the ‘witch-hunt’ on Zimmerman are behind and supportive of this. And this effort is as corollary / a follow-up of previous moves from this group;….and the projections and implications are not the best,…walk with me.
     
    FBI requests Florida police not return gun to Zimmerman
     
    The FBI has asked authorities in Sanford, Fla. to not give George Zimmerman back his gun after he was cleared of all charges in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, a Department of Justice official tells Fox News.
    The report may serve as further confirmation the Justice Department is taking seriously its investigation into whether or not to pursue a federal civil rights case against Zimmerman, after Attorney General Eric Holder said in an address Tuesday to the NAACP that his department would “consider all available information” before deciding whether to move forward. 
    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/07/19/fbi-requests-florida-police-not-return-gun-to-zimmerman/?test=latestnews#ixzz2ZVC8WpDz
     
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/07/19/fbi-requests-florida-police-not-return-gun-to-zimmerman/?test=latestnews
     
    And here is the thing;
    A FUTURE NOT WANTED – RACE WAR When a mob comes against Zimmerman – because they are going to go for it, count on it – the man will not have any weapon to protect himself,….and then he will get killed and then Sharpton, NAACP, and the rest of the groups hungry for blood will be (perhaps) somewhat pacified….for before their eyes …”justice has been served”. I did read some place , and someone very smart told me too,…. that the next war is not going to be between nations …is going to be between races….and is going to be forged here in American soil.Perhaps this is the road which is unveiling before all of us…..very sad picture indeed.Input anyone? Opinions welcome.

  • Anonymous

    For those who think Trayvon was some dearly beloved innocent, there is twenty of his tweets being shown on the internet and if you have a faint heart or a aversion to true brute stupidity…don’t read them…..your world will shatter. 

  • Anonymous

    obviously, Jets you prefer your own liberal polls.

  • Anonymous

    Obama was elected in a landslide and he does respect all Americans. You’re confused because you’re used to taking it in the ass at Tea Parties

  • Anonymous

    It’s a great way to divert attention away from the IRS, Bengazi, Obamacare, etc. etc. etc….

  • Anonymous

    so witty….would you like a little honey for your bitterness?

  • Anonymous

    Good comeback!

  • Anonymous

    Roe v. Wade is unconstitutional…. LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Wow, Bush is still President? How in the “h-e-doublehockysticks” did that happen and where have I been the last 5 1/2 years?!

  • Anonymous

    The problem is the liberal media and the Black organizations and leaders playing politics with race. Pushing hate is coming from the left, lots of people making money off of creating hate.

  • Anonymous

    How can you say Obama respects all Americans When he wants the rich to pay for the poor .When he is giving millions of dollars to the Muslim Brotherhood which is a religious political terrorist group ? And what is wrong with the tea party ( Taxed Enough Already ) Get the facts

  • Anonymous

    How can you say Obama respects all Americans When he wants the rich to pay for the poor .When he is giving millions of dollars to the Muslim Brotherhood which is a religious political terrorist group ? And what is wrong with the tea party ( Taxed Enough Already ) Get the facts

  • jalina susan stutte

    genzod sounds like you know a lot about taking it in the ass, is that how you know Obama? Now crawl back into your hole or someone elses and go away.

  • Anonymous

    Regarding the President’s background may I just add one comment. I’ll not name names as it would be inappropriate, but his prep school history teacher wrote a note to his college classmates when Obama was a dark horse (no pun intended) candidate for the nomination. He said “I hope he has grown up a bit”. Once Obama was nominated the topic didn’t come up again, my friend is a proper man and teacher and wouldn’t discuss youthful foibles of a student – nor would we ask about them (saw him a year ago).

    Mleep999 expresses my own opinion of the incident almost exactly – he only leaves out that Zimmerman was probably retreating to his car or to the club house. This, I emphasize, is opinion drawn from the evidence. The transcript of Zimmerman’s original call to the police has him saying that the man is “hanging around” by the houses. It is quite possible that Martin was taking a short cut across the lawns and got momentarily lost, so was “hanging around” when Zimmerman saw him. It is also possible that he was “casing the joint” for a later time. Give Martin the benefit of the doubt and he still looks suspicious. His “blackness” wouldn’t have been a factor, there were black residents of the community (including his father’s girlfriend where his father was staying).

    Most likely scenario (not evidence, not fact) is that a 6′ 2″ young lad from Miami chose to confront his “follower” and take him down. The “follower” was no longer following, but perhaps going in the same direction. The confrontation was at the “T” of two streets, the final fight and the shooting was on the “leg” of the T. Zimmerman was walking along the top of the T toward the club house. The situation escalated and came to the final result.

    I don’t claim that this is actually what happened, none of us were there. I believe that Zimmerman was going away from confrontation after his conversation with the police and that he was ambushed by Martin. I believe that from the various statements, and from having been a street kid many years ago. There is a macho in a 17 year old that we grow out of.

    And this is the key to the case, who attacked whom. The jury verdict was right either way, as the burden of proof is on the prosecution. The morality, or “justice”, is another matter. If Zimmerman, as the media and Sharpton, etc. imply, was out to get a “black boy” and pursued him then his actions would be immoral and he would have caused the confrontation. But even so, there is no suggestion he drew his gun on Martin and Martin was defending himself. There is no suggestion that Martin was in fear for his safety (an overweight short man against a large teenager in his prime). The self defense in the final moments of the confrontation militates to the not guilty verdict.
     

  • Anonymous

     A landslide? Really? A landslide is 60+% of the vote. Obama got 51-52% of the vote vs 46-48% against his main opponent. A landslide that is NOT.

  • Anonymous

     In the 2012 election Romney had an overwhelming majority of independents and women, the normal electorate that wins elections. Do you know how Romney (who I am NOT a fan of) lost? There was a block of 15% of the voters who self-identified as being completely unaware of what was going on but liked Obama personally, i.e. low/NO information voters, people who don’t no $h!+.

  • Anonymous

    A poll within the last week regarding how Americans view the impact of the ACA.

     http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/healthcare/health_care_law

    Even a poll from places like CNN have at least a 54% against the law

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/27/obamacare-poll_n_3342457.html

    While the last 70% number I could find in the few minutes I have right now is below

    http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/obamacare-poll-majority-healthcare/2012/06/07/id/441518

  • Anonymous

     I recently read the text of the Florida “Stand Your Ground” law. It basically states that if you are in an area that you are allowed to be in, i.e. public place, or in this  case a gated community that GZ was the watch of, and are NOT committing unlawful acts, you can use force against force, including deadly force (pretty much the exact wording) if you are in fear for your life, OR that SERIOUS BODILY HARM will be (or is being) inflicted upon you or someone else, OR to prevent the commission of a forcible felony (haven’t looked up the term FF yet in Florida law).
       GZ was allowed to be in that area (as watch Captain), was NOT committing ANY unlawful acts (following someone isn’t against the law, and GZ DID go back to his truck as proven by TM’s body laying near said truck), and at the time GZ drew and fired his weapon he was in the midst of an altercation that TM was PROVEN to have started, and the medical evidence of GZ’s wounds was presented to the jury (back of his head was pretty banged and scraped up, and his nose was broken). Have you ever had your head repeatedly bashed against something hard? Though there are posts going around the net claiming that “no bruises or DNA was found on TM’s hands” according to the ME’s report, that is a false claim. For one, DNA was found but it was determined to be “generic” or “inconclusive” or something to that effect, i.e. they aren’t sure who it was from. The ME DID identify GZ’s blood on TM’s t-shirt that he was wearing beneath his hoodie (how did it get there, I wonder?). Also, speaking from personal experience of being hit twice by a black guy, hard enough to break my cheek bone and bone of the eye socket, it is hard to identify bruising on a black guy’s knuckles, especially of they are medium to dark skinned black. They just don’t appear to bruise.
       Bottom line, in our adversarial court system, the burden is on the prosecution to present EVIDENCE (much of what is said in court by both lawyers is NOT evidence, but rather theories and conjecture, as well as argument) to the jury to prove BEYOND A “REASONABLE” DOUBT (a doubt that a reasonable person would have) every element of the crime charged. The prosecution FAILED to do that in this case, thus vindicating the Sanford PD police chief that was fired for not charging GZ, and the prosecutors who refused to prosecute. There wasn’t enough evidence of a crime.
       What is sad is that we have been so conditioned as a nation to be suspicious of each other and believe the worst, that when someone accuses another of something evil, we are willing to believe that despite evidence to the contrary. It is clear that GZ was just a concerned citizen trying to protect the neighborhood, and now the race baiters are trying to vilify him.
        The following shows who GZ is

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/07/22/george-zimmerman-rescued-man-from-truck-crash-last-week-police-say/

    just Google “George Zimmerman saves family”

  • Anonymous

    So, assuming that is true, it is NOT the law that is flawed, but the jurors’ minds.

  • Anonymous

     Who are these people, because I googled “hispanic mother accuses two black teens of shooting child” and the following is what popped up.

    http://www.blackyouthproject.com/2013/03/two-teens-accused-of-murdering-13-month-old-baby-will-be-tried-as-adults/

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2312445/Mom-killed-1-year-old-son-told-police-kidnapped.html

    http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2013-03-21/story/baby-fatally-shot-stroller-brunswick-street-mother-wounded

    The list goes on and I’ve got to get to sleep now (it’s 4 AM here). Who knows which are guilty and which are innocent. I couldn’t find that info you said about the mother being “found out” or anything; sorry. The point of our court system is to give the jury the opportunity to hear the facts and then decide whether there is any reasonable doubt (doubt a reasonable person would have). Unfortunately, and this has NOTHING to do with race, a prosecutor will commonly appeal to the jury’s emotions rather than their logic and reason, in order to convince them a person “should be punished” for “being a bad person” rather than whether they are actually guilty or not. Ask any law student whether they practice arguing Ethos (the ethics, right/wrong, of it), Logos (literally “word/s”, meaning the technical side of it, which IMHO is the only thing that should be used in court), and Pathos (appealing to the emotions) in mock trials, in preparation for the real thing

  • RevJules

    The left has demonstrated, once again, that facts should not stand in the way of creating a good crisis. Exactly what the prez is priming us for. The crisis being the fiction that white on black crime is at epidemic proportions. The facts are that white on black crime is near non-existent, however, black on black crime is way out of control. But there are enough low-info folks out there who will believe whatever this prez spews from his piehole. That is the problem.
    Given the evidence in the Zimmerman kangaroo court trial, Mr. Zimmerman was well within the law and justified in his self-defense. The jury saw that from the facts presented in the case and judged him to be not guilty of anything. An excellent call by them.
    Now Holder and the injustice department will go after Zimmerman for the phony charge of civil rights deprivation. What a travesty of justice. All because the jury made the right call based on the evidence presented.
    Glen, you are wrong on this one. Zimmerman was within his legal rights to stop “trayvon” from killing him. Noticeably absent from all articles on this trial are the photos of “trayvon” posted on his fb page, which was pulled early on in the proceedings. The photos show “trayvon” as the thug and wanna be gangsta he was. Wonder why they were pulled?

  • Guest

    So racist Glenn Beck supports  racist George Zimmernan. I’m shocked, SHOCKED, I tell you.

    Not really.

  • Guest

    You’re not really a reverend, right? You’re more an anti-Christian racist from what I’m reading. As either ignorant or deceitful (like Mr. Beck). No one is saying that white on black crime is “at epidemic proportions.” What is being argued is that stand-your-ground laws are making murder legal. They change the meaning of self-defense which used to required someone to get away. Zimmerman profiled Treyvon, stalked him and after a struggle that began with no witnesses, killed Treyvon who may have well been standing HIS ground.

    Stand your ground: of the NRA, by the NRA, for the NRA. America the corporate, one Nation Under Profit. 

  • Guest

    How can you pretend to be informed with ignorant rants like that? Obama wants to tax the rich because they’re the only people who can afford higher taxes, and someone has to pay off the huge debt. The money going to Egypt is no longer going to the Muslim Brotherhood. The military saw to that. They have denounced terrorism anyway. Where do you get your misinformation, Glenn Beck? WND? A. Jones? Fox Noise?

    The problem with taxed enough already is that taxes were at a long-time LOW until Obama’s tax cut expired. Fact is, the U.S. needs to prepare for climate change, repair and build roads, bridges, tunnels, etc, and they aren’t free. Fighting fires is not free. Building sea walls is not free. 

    It’s YOU who needs to get the facts.The original tea party folks were anti-corporate as much as they were for independence. Beck preys on the misinformed. 

  • a disgruntled libertarian

    Taxing the rich will not pay off the debt.  Not by a longshot.  Are you freakin’ kidding?? And taxes were at an all time low because of Obama?  Are you drunk?  Where do you get YOUR information?  You’re as clueless as they come.  A typical dangerously ignorant lib.  We are where we are because of ignorance like yours. 

  • greywolfrs

    Hey, it’s vicki tiffany the coward. Your race card is declined.

  • greywolfrs

    Hey stupid, the defense never used SYG, they argued the case as self defense. I know you hate facts, but you really are one dumb M F er, vicki tiffany the coward.

  • greywolfrs

    You are the mis-informed, vicki tiffany the coward. Hey stupid, we all pay 18 cents per gallon of gas to fix the roads, bridges and such things. You are too ignorant to find out where that money is going. We also pay for vehicle registration and traffic tickets which is supposed to go for the same thing.

    Climate change is B S, you liars are never going to get that one through.

    Obamao wants to tax the rich so Democraps can keep spending money we do not have. There is a simple solution to the debt and deficits, STOP SPENDING MONEY. You are far to ignorant to get a simple concept like that.

    Where do you get your left wing drivel, Media Doesn;t Matter, PMSNBC, the Clown News Network or maybe the Huff Puff Post. Dunce.

  • greywolfrs

    Hey stupid, Obamao was not elected in a landslide. You idiots act like he was elected by a bigger margin then Nixon-McGovern, which was a landslide. You are beyond ignorant, you must be a Common Core graduate.

  • greywolfrs

    You wouldn’t know a fact if it walked up, kicked you between the legs and gave you a fat lip.

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    Romney (who I am NOT a fan of) lost? There was a block of 15% of the
    voters who self-identified as being completely unaware of what was going
    on but liked Obama personally, i.e. low/NO information voters, people
    who don’t no $h!+.

  • http://www.facebook.com/enoch.strife Enoch Strife

    I like the new beard better than that patch of fuzz he had on his chin.

  • Anonymous

    At least they don’t push their spam BS on every post they make. THAT is something I can appreciate about them!

  • Night

    The thing is that the FB photo’s had nothing to do with this cause it doesn’t matter it Trayvon was a wanna be thug or even a racist, it was Zimmerman who started all of this. Martin didn’t just see some guy and decide to just attack him. Something happened between Zimmerman and Martin that caused Martin to come back and attack him. 
    People keep saying that Zimmerman was in his legal right and he was, but I don’t see how people can ignore that this started because of him. If I see someone doing something suspicious I’ll call the police. I won’t go and follow the guy like I’m some wanna be cop because I’m not an idiot. 
    The problem with this situation is that people who seem to defend Martin are blind to the fact that he came back and attacked Zimmerman and people who are defending Zimmerman are blind to the fact that his actions started this. Zimmerman should have just let the police handle it and Martin should have just ignored Zimmerman and went home instead of both of them doing what they did.

  • Guest

    There is enough money sitting in offshore accounts to pay off the entire national debt in one payment. You are the ignorant one, and, like Glenn Beck, a tool for the plutocrats, a shill for the malignant corporations slowing turning the U.S. into a fascist state…with Glenn Beck’s support.

    And I’m not a liberal.

  • http://sharethisurlaboutglennbeck.com/ Gadamer too

    Hey, it’s Real Stupid, the reactionary twit. Your application for college is declined.

    You’re in over your head; NASCAR is more your speed.

  • http://sharethisurlaboutglennbeck.com/ Gadamer too

    Beck preys on you and prays that you’ll remain sufficiently hood-winked to keep sending him your money.

  • Guest

    You do realize that no one, NO ONE, in the media says “I hate” more than Glenn Beck, right?

    Double standards much?

  • Guest

    Glenn Beck do com: where closet white supremacists go to embrace the racially biased judicial system of black mass incarceration.

  • Guest

    Zimmerman was packing lead courage. Thanks to the NRA’s Stand Your Ground law, he didn’t have to back off and escape.

    NRA: 1
    Black kid: 0

  • greywolfrs

    That is a lie, the defense never used SYG, they used basic self defense. You are a complete moron, vicki tiffany the coward.

  • greywolfrs

    I already graduated with my degree, moron. You actually think calling people a reactionary is an insult, you are a fool.

  • greywolfrs

    I have sent Glenn nothing. I do not subscribe to this site and have never bought anything off of it. You do realize that you being here is supporting this site, right? Advertisers pay based on the number unique IP addresses and yours happens to be one. Man, you are one dumb M F er, vicki tiffany the coward.

  • greywolfrs

    You aren’t a liberal, you are a moron. There is not enough money in off shore accounts to pay off 17 trillion dollars. Again, you show your ignorance, vicki tiffany the coward.

  • greywolfrs

    He isn’t a black man, he is a hispanic. You would know that if he hadn’t taken down the picture of his fat ass.

  • Night

    So now it’s the NRA who is to blame.

  • Night

    It’s easy to bash Zimmerman and call him a racist and it’s easy to bash Martin and talk about how he was this or that, but the simple truth that so many gloss over is that one family lost their son and one guy took a life. I’ve never had children and I’ve never taken a life, but I’m pretty sure both would be devastating and the fact that so many are using this to further their own personal ideals is just sickening. 
    I honestly feel sorry for the Martin family and I also feel sorry for Zimmerman and I can’t imagine what either of them are really feeling.

  • Anonymous

    It not over, the Fed’s will get him .

  • Guest

    More likely, a civil suit by the parents. They will sue him for everything he owns…a gun.

  • Guest

    Stand your ground is an NRA project, and self-defense no longer requires someone to escape from a dangerous situation if possible. This is what olddogrealstupid (below) doesn’t know: self-defense is affected by SYG.

    So yes, without the NRA’s SYG’s affect on self-defense, Zimmerman may well have been found guilty. Martin wasn’t around to give his story, and the prosecution did not offer a narrative that differed much from the lies Zimmerman told.

  • Night

    I’m just curious as to what lies Zimmerman told and how you or anyone who wasn’t there knows that he was lying. 

  • Anonymous

    Guest did you give that statement much thought at all or were you repeating the democratic talking points for the day?  That has to be the dumbest comment anyone has left in this entire discussion.

  • Anonymous

    Obama has respect for all Americans?  He disrespects the so-called wealthy in this nation, unless you’re making a campaign contribution, he disrespects business and small business owners, he disrespects conservatives and GOP which he labeled the “enemy”.  Please spare us your talking points. He’s disrespected the Constitution violating Article VI Section 2, First and Second Amendments to name a few. Authors UN Resolution 16/18 that calls for criminalizing Free Speech in the Western Democracies if your deemed to have criticized islam. That smacks at violating 1st Amendment FREE SPEECH. Please spare us your talking points. Obama is an Anti-Capitalist and Anti-Free Enterpriser.