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Posted 12 July 2013 - 04:30 AM

hang on,
are you saying that if a black man shot a white kid it WOULDN'T have made the six o'clock news??
i'm confused.

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 04:32 AM

View Postshrooma, on 12 July 2013 - 04:30 AM, said:

hang on,
are you saying that if a black man shot a white kid it WOULDN'T have made the six o'clock news??
i'm confused.

Maybe a 30 second bit on the news. White people don`t have Al Sharptons or the ilk.

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 04:34 AM

If they where both white or both African American the media would not even report this.



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Posted 12 July 2013 - 04:34 AM

Lets be honest...it's the American south. If Zimmerman was black and Trayvon was white, Zimmerman would already be doing life in prison.


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Posted 12 July 2013 - 04:37 AM

View Postshrooma, on 12 July 2013 - 04:30 AM, said:

hang on,
are you saying that if a black man shot a white kid it WOULDN'T have made the six o'clock news??
i'm confused.

To clear your confusion, it would not be a national media obsession. It would be relegated to the local news outlets in or around the locale in which the crime took place. I doubt that Dr. Drew would cover it on his show each night. He likely wouldn't even mention it.

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 04:40 AM

View PostMind Explorer, on 12 July 2013 - 04:34 AM, said:

Lets be honest...it's the American south. If Zimmerman was black and Trayvon was white, Zimmerman would already be doing life in prison.

Let's be honest....that's BS. However, there would be much less sympathy from progressive activists, as well as the media.

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 04:46 AM

well, all i can say is that i'm glad i live in a country where the shooting of a kid would be considered 'a bad thing' regardless of the colours of the people involved.
our news coverage would seem to be woefully behind the times.....
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Posted 12 July 2013 - 04:57 AM

View Postshrooma, on 12 July 2013 - 04:46 AM, said:

well, all i can say is that i'm glad i live in a country where the shooting of a kid would be considered 'a bad thing' regardless of the colours of the people involved.
our news coverage would seem to be woefully behind the times.....
thank the gods.


I tend to agree with your view but we are talking of a nation with almost 320 million and a racial drift. I`m in Canada and yes a kid shot would be making national news but this is not the UK or Canada. I read this morning since feb of this year over 17000 people have been shot in the US.

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 05:09 AM

SEVENTEEN THOUSAND??
in six months!!
i'm glad were just a nation of drunken hooligans who beat each other up on saturday night and then buy each other a beer afterwards!


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Posted 12 July 2013 - 05:16 AM

View Postshrooma, on 12 July 2013 - 05:09 AM, said:

SEVENTEEN THOUSAND??
in six months!!
i'm glad were just a nation of drunken hooligans who beat each other up on saturday night and then buy each other a beer afterwards!

I read it on this very site but did not copy the link probably in the pro guns save people thread. Ya 17000 dead on US soil. Thats more troops than the UK has in afgahnistan.  So a shooting in the US on national t.v. over a kid is generaly an agenda based on politics and propaganda.

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 05:24 AM

View PostDetective Mystery 2013, on 12 July 2013 - 03:21 AM, said:

Let's say that Trayvon Martin was of European and Latin American descent. Let's say that George Zimmerman has completely SSA ancestry. What would the media coverage be like? Would the story even be a blip on the network news radar screens?

You must be a lawyer, never asking a question you don't already have the answer to.

Ann Coulter on this same question, the last line;

"So, yes, this case probably would be very different if Zimmerman and Martin's races were reversed. It is only when the victim is black that we must have a show trial, a million-dollar reward paid to the victim's parents and the threat of riots."


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Posted 12 July 2013 - 05:29 AM

View PostMind Explorer, on 12 July 2013 - 04:34 AM, said:

Lets be honest...it's the American south. If Zimmerman was black and Trayvon was white, Zimmerman would already be doing life in prison.

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 06:52 AM

View Postshrooma, on 12 July 2013 - 04:46 AM, said:

well, all i can say is that i'm glad i live in a country where the shooting of a kid would be considered 'a bad thing' regardless of the colours of the people involved.
our news coverage would seem to be woefully behind the times.....
thank the gods.

It's considered to be a horrible crime here. I'm referring to attention from activists and the media. They don't represent most citizens. Thank God.

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 06:56 AM

View Postredhen, on 12 July 2013 - 05:24 AM, said:

You must be a lawyer, never asking a question you don't already have the answer to.

Ann Coulter on this same question, the last line;

"So, yes, this case probably would be very different if Zimmerman and Martin's races were reversed. It is only when the victim is black that we must have a show trial, a million-dollar reward paid to the victim's parents and the threat of riots."

I'm not an attorney. I don't play one on the internet. I'm not a fan of Ann Coulter, but she's right in this instance. One would have to be deluded and willfully ignorant to disagree with her.

View PostThe world needs you, on 12 July 2013 - 05:29 AM, said:

This.

Figures. Go watch your old tape of "Mississippi Burning".

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 07:49 AM

View PostDetective Mystery 2013, on 12 July 2013 - 06:52 AM, said:

It's considered to be a horrible crime here. I'm referring to attention from activists and the media. They don't represent most citizens. Thank God.

That sounds familiar. Just insert your state's name below.

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