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View Diary: What If Trayvon Martin “Stood His Ground”, or How Dueling Bacame Legal in FL (166 comments)

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  •  Asterisk for Race and Economic Class * (3+ / 0-)
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    Lily O Lady, wishingwell, a2nite

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Sat Jun 29, 2013 at 11:50:19 AM PDT

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    •  What makes no sense to me about this, (3+ / 0-)
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      FloridaSNMOM, libnewsie, worldlotus

      one of several items is how it is that a Neighborhood Watchperson who has been one for some time, is unable to recognize the residents of his community, and their most probable visitors, the people who have the right to be there absolutely and supposedly for whose benefit he is watching. That little townlet is simply not that big.  To hear Z, he is not protecting the whole neighborhood against outsiders but 'his people' against 'those people,' some of whom, according to the trial witness list, are plainly residents of the very community for which he is supposedly 'watching'.

      •  Trayvon had been there only a couple of days. (1+ / 0-)
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        worldlotus

        Trayvon wasn't a resident.  He lived with his mother in Miami.  He was visiting his father whose girlfriend lived in the complex.  So it is not surprising GZ didn't recognize Trayvon.  

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