The President addresses the Nation

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  • Simon

    If you think Trayvon Martin and Emmett Till are comparable in any way shape or form then I pity you and suggest you go read some history.

  • Violia

    Emmit Till was dragged into a barn and savagely beaten and an eye gouged out and then a cement block tied to his leg and thrown in the river. I can't imagine how you are connecting him an TM. They may both be black but that is it.

    I don't think it would have mattered what race TM was, I really do not.

  • Simon

    I remind you again, a court found Trayvon Martin to be responsible and the aggressor and an FBI investigation found no evidence of racism. We are not going to go through this all again. It's done, please stick to facts and not propaganda and rhetoric.

  • NewYork44M

    I have read the history. The ugliness of the murder of Emmit Till should be an embarrassment to all of America. In any event, I merely suggest that if TM was white, he would still be alive.

    As a reader of american history, I see the correlation. You can agree to disagree, but as a middle aged white american growing up in midwest America, that is my personal perspective.

  • skeeter1

    Travon Martin did the "asswhippen" in this case. He had Zimmerman pinned for a half minute of assswhippen. He was no innocent lad.

    While i am no fan of Obama's socialistic politics, I do not equate Obama to Travon. I don't see Obama as pulling these punches.

    George Zimmerman with a bloody, swollen nose in the back seat of a police car on the night of the shooting. [85] [86] The back of Zimmerman's head at the police station

  • NewYork44M

    And, I can understand that Obama sees a correlation.

  • valkyrie

    While I do not draw a comparison between Emmett Till and Trayvon Martin, it bears remembering that Till's aggressors were also found not responsible (not guilty) by a court of law and a jury of their peers.

    Are all judicial decisions to be held in reverence and unassailable esteem?

  • sooner7nc

    Yeah sure Mr. Pres. I bet there was tons of racism from whites toward you in good ol' Hawaii. Dick.

  • NewYork44M

    Cry me a river, I don't see the wounds to Zimmerman worthy of the death sentence to TM.

  • Simon

    If GZ had been black he wouldn't have been charged - let me check' nope TM is still dead. That didn't work either.

    TM was found to be responsible. It's done. Get over it and stay on topic. Posts that are simply trying to rehash the GZ case WILL be removed.

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