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Offline cashmere

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Re: Post-Verdict Media Coverage
« Reply #60 on: August 21, 2013, 09:17:06 AM »
Mark O'Mara on Erin Burnett last night re: the recent PSA re: stand your ground.

http://outfront.blogs.cnn.com/2013/08/20/omara-stand-your-ground-psa-is-a-dramatic-fantasy-about-what-happened-that-night/

IMO, the PSA is wildly inaccurate and unfair.  It has Zimmerman reaching behind him, as if going for his gun, at the moment he says OK when Sean, the NEN operator stated that they did not need Zimmerman to follow, and suggests that it was at this point that Zimmerman caught sight of Trayvon.  It completely ignores that Zimmerman  and Sean continued to have a discussion for another minute or so... discussing other details.  Then, there are all of the bodies displayed next to Martin after the shot.  It is so misleading and absurd, and under the guise of a public service announcement.  I have heard this is only on the internet, but may soon be played on television.  IANAL, but can't there be some legal action taken against those who are, once again, using the media to distort evidence?

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Re: Post-Verdict Media Coverage
« Reply #61 on: August 23, 2013, 09:18:41 AM »
Burnett gives a wrong impression about the Tampa Bay Times study. She quotes figures saying that 73% of people who killed a black person got off compared with 59% who killed a white person. What she doesn't mention is: 1) The great majority of killings are intraracial. That means that black people were being let go more often. 2) Of the people who were killed, African Americans were more likely to have been convicted felons. 

Offline RickyJim

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Et tu Colin?
« Reply #62 on: August 25, 2013, 06:34:17 AM »
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says the jury verdict that freed the killer of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin was "questionable." But he isn't sure it will have staying power in the public consciousness.

Speaking on CBS's Face the Nation, Powell said cases like Martin's "blaze across the midnight sky" and are forgotten.
As reported here.

The racial divide is really bothersome and apparently nothing can be done about it.  Has Juan Williams weighed in?  I remember that he agreed OJ was guilty as sin back when the latter was acquitted. 

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Re: Et tu Colin?
« Reply #63 on: August 25, 2013, 07:56:13 AM »
Has Juan Williams weighed in?

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Offline RickyJim

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Re: Post-Verdict Media Coverage
« Reply #64 on: August 25, 2013, 08:29:20 AM »
Yeah, this was really revealing.  But the President and most of the black populace agree with Juan.  Juan apparently buys most of the Crump-Julison narrative and like the President, think Martin's parents, but not Zimmerman, deserve compassion.  Apparently Leo Terrell has little influence in the black community.

 

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