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Obama on Zimmerman verdict: 'A jury has spoken'
NBC News ^ | July 14, 2013

Posted on 07/14/2013 12:16:40 PM PDT by maggief

President Barack Obama urged Americans to keep calm in the wake of Saturday's jury verdict finding George Zimmerman not guilty of charges associated with the controversial shooting death of black teen Trayvon Martin.

"I know this case has elicited strong passions. And in the wake of the verdict, I know those passions may be running even higher," Obama said Sunday in a statement. "But we are a nation of laws, and a jury has spoken. I now ask every American to respect the call for calm reflection from two parents who lost their young son."

(Excerpt) Read more at firstread.nbcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: banglist; barackonbarack; bho44; blackkk; cillyrights; florida; georgezimmerman; mszbs; obamazimmerman; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zbs; zimmerman
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1 posted on 07/14/2013 12:16:40 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

That’s a much better statement than I would have expected.


2 posted on 07/14/2013 12:18:42 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: maggief

Kind of worrying when you consider how Obama traditionally behaves.

Say one thing and do another.


3 posted on 07/14/2013 12:19:06 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Vince Ferrer
What?

Calling for gun control ..... again ?

4 posted on 07/14/2013 12:19:37 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true.)
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To: maggief

“But we are a nation of laws...”

I’m surprised he didn’t bleed from the mouth when he said this.


5 posted on 07/14/2013 12:20:25 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: maggief

Good. For once, he said something intelligent...and for once, I am in agreement with what he said.

A note on the bottom of he link said Zimmerman has filed suit against NBC Universal. VERY good.


6 posted on 07/14/2013 12:20:33 PM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Meanwhile Soetoro has ordered Holder to release the krackens.


7 posted on 07/14/2013 12:20:41 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: cripplecreek

Exactly. He may say this publicly but he’s probably working behind the scenes with other racists, especially those in the Just Us Department, to charge GZ with civil rights abuses.


8 posted on 07/14/2013 12:20:50 PM PDT by South40
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To: Vince Ferrer

Ummm, no. “A jury has spoken” rather than “THE jury has spoken.” Hussein has instructed Holder to bring Zimmerman up on federal charges.


9 posted on 07/14/2013 12:21:00 PM PDT by Arthurio
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To: maggief

Obama’s still in mourning over his imaginary son


10 posted on 07/14/2013 12:21:20 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: maggief

Dude, his proxies, like Harry Reid, are saying what’s on Obunga’s mind!


11 posted on 07/14/2013 12:21:40 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: maggief
. As citizens, that’s a job for all of us. That’s the way to honor Trayvon Martin."Typical bamster, siding with the wrong side again.
12 posted on 07/14/2013 12:21:40 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: maggief
"But we are a nation of laws,
As if he would know.
13 posted on 07/14/2013 12:22:15 PM PDT by grobdriver
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To: Sioux-san

Release the creepy-ass crackers!


14 posted on 07/14/2013 12:22:50 PM PDT by Salamander (.......Uber Alice!.......)
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To: maggief

“We are a nation of laws...”

You wouldn’t know it, by his hand...


15 posted on 07/14/2013 12:22:52 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: maggief
"A jury has spoken," not the jury has spoken.

Clearly hinting at an impending federal "civil rights" prosecution.

16 posted on 07/14/2013 12:22:54 PM PDT by stillonaroll
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To: SueRae

Jarrett probably wrote that because he’s too stupid to know what to say without getting himself in a pickle. Wonder if there were any more robberies at the gated community after Trayvon got shot?


17 posted on 07/14/2013 12:23:16 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: maggief

Wow


18 posted on 07/14/2013 12:23:43 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Arthurio

“A jury”. Exactly. Implying more than one to speak.


19 posted on 07/14/2013 12:23:57 PM PDT by Prince Caspian
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To: Sioux-san
Meanwhile Soetoro has ordered Holder to release the krackens.

Don't forget his army of Flying Monkeys.


20 posted on 07/14/2013 12:24:19 PM PDT by 101stAirborneVet
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To: maggief
How long until there is a "but.........

He will not be able to resist emotion over law. If he does however, I give him a kudos for being presidential.

21 posted on 07/14/2013 12:24:19 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: stillonaroll

Of course..Obama knows Holder will do everything he can to protect “His people” and go after Zimmerman..it was Obama and the DOJ who started this insanity to begin with..Obama loves a race war, its what he has always wanted, that way the white guilt crowd will vote Democrat


22 posted on 07/14/2013 12:25:05 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: maggief
"But we are a nation of laws,"

..."sometimes...when I'm in the mood and it works to my advantage."

23 posted on 07/14/2013 12:25:06 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: South40

Most people I’ll try to give them the benefit of a doubt but Obama has played the game too many times for me to trust him.


24 posted on 07/14/2013 12:25:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: knarf
We should ask ourselves if we’re doing all we can to stem the tide of gun violence that claims too many lives across this country on a daily basis. We should ask ourselves, as individuals and as a society, how we can prevent future tragedies like this. As citizens, that’s a job for all of us. That’s the way to honor Trayvon Martin.

Maybe we should do all we can to stem the tide of VIOLENCE.

Like... maybe... getting young black male teens to stop idolizing gangstas, and telling people that the "Knockout Game" is thuggish, racist, disgusting, criminal behavior that can be supported by no decent person on the face of the earth? And that anyone who engages in such behavior deserves what he gets when he picks on the wrong victim?

And shaming the young gangstas, and telling them to stop beating and knifing and shooting people of all races, including black people, and black children who really ARE children?

Ya think?

25 posted on 07/14/2013 12:25:37 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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26 posted on 07/14/2013 12:25:46 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: maggief

Oh, he’s so Presidential ... so reasonable ... such a uniter ...


27 posted on 07/14/2013 12:25:54 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("The human project is all about babies! Culture is all about babies!" ~ Cdl. Dolan)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Do we know GZ’s whereabouts? I really hope he’s already left the country.


28 posted on 07/14/2013 12:26:06 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Arthurio
Ummm, no. “A jury has spoken” rather than “THE jury has spoken.” Hussein has instructed Holder to bring Zimmerman up on federal charges.

I am not sure about that. Obviously the comparison is to the Rodney King riots. The Bush administration was reacting to the riots, not the verdict itself, in bringing federal charges against the LA police. So far there have been no riots, and Obama has now put out a fairly conciliatory statement. Chances for federal charges are dropping by the hour.

29 posted on 07/14/2013 12:26:12 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: maggief

On the MSNBC website they have a poll asking if the jury was correct. It’s losing 51-48. www.tv.msnbc.com and scroll down to editor’s pick, there’s a picture of Zimmerman and click on the link if you’d like to vote.


30 posted on 07/14/2013 12:26:48 PM PDT by sanjuanbob
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To: maggief

My translation:

“We should ask ourselves if we’re doing all we can to stem the tide of smaller weaker people being able to defend themselves against murder attempts by MMA fighters”


31 posted on 07/14/2013 12:26:57 PM PDT by thorvaldr
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To: maggief

Vito Corleone could always sound conciliatory while Luca Brasi was chopping the legs off his enemies. Holder is Obama’s Luca Brasi.


32 posted on 07/14/2013 12:27:04 PM PDT by Spok
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To: maggief
Left off this part which is implying gun control again...

"We should ask ourselves if we’re doing all we can to stem the tide of gun violence that claims too many lives across this country on a daily basis. We should ask ourselves, as individuals and as a society, how we can prevent future tragedies like this. As citizens, that’s a job for all of us. That’s the way to honor Trayvon Martin." - Obama
33 posted on 07/14/2013 12:27:04 PM PDT by conservative98
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To: South40

He may say this publicly but he’s probably working behind the scenes with other racists, especially those in the Just Us Department, to charge GZ with civil rights abuses.

“He speaks with forked tongue, just like the snake he is”.

-Chief Two Deer Legs


34 posted on 07/14/2013 12:27:28 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: SueRae

Is NBC the network that put out the photos of a 12-13 year-old Trayvon? That was one factor that really messed up the whole story for the public, as was making Mr. Zimmerman to be VERY white. (not that it should make a difference, but calling someone a “White” Hispanic was weird)


35 posted on 07/14/2013 12:27:42 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Vince Ferrer
Slight of hand. Pharaoh speaks words but has the opposite reaction when dictating policy to his minions.
36 posted on 07/14/2013 12:27:43 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: maggief

Left unsaid, “Tomorrow (Monday) AG Holder and I will be meeting to scheme how to bring George Zimmerman to justice.”


37 posted on 07/14/2013 12:27:54 PM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: maggief

The jury of SIX WOMEN has spoken. DOJ can advance this administration’s War On Women by going after George Z with a bogus “civil rights” case and overriding this jury’s verdict.


38 posted on 07/14/2013 12:28:29 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If America is a nation of immigrants, where's my free stuff?)
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To: ColdOne
As citizens, that’s a job for all of us. That’s the way to honor Trayvon Martin."

i don't honor pot smoking, thieving, gangbangers. he did more for his family financially by dying than he would have his whole worthless life.

39 posted on 07/14/2013 12:28:29 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government should fear us.)
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To: maggief

Translation:

“A jury has kept Benghazi, the incompetence of my former and present SecState, the IRS abuses, NSA spying, my wifes endless high maintenance vacations, my own golf games, and the idiotic mamblings my brainless Veep out of the news for the past several weeks, for which I am very thankful”.


40 posted on 07/14/2013 12:28:50 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: maggief

I’ll reserve comment until a federal charges decision is made on “civil rights” violations.


41 posted on 07/14/2013 12:28:51 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: maggief; a fool in paradise
"A jury"

You must forgive him, English is not his native language - Kenyan and Indonesian are.

42 posted on 07/14/2013 12:28:54 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: maggief

“George Zimmerman has sued NBC Universal for defamation. The company strongly denies the allegation.”

I didn’t know he had already... good!


43 posted on 07/14/2013 12:29:04 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: maggief
How dare you say anything. You had the Martins at the Whitehouse and made sure to ruin a white guys life along with his families and friends.

You'll rot in hell.

This is no different than your other games...

44 posted on 07/14/2013 12:29:23 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Vince Ferrer
Full statement:

"The death of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy. Not just for his family, or for any one community, but for America. I know this case has elicited strong passions. And in the wake of the verdict, I know those passions may be running even higher. But we are a nation of laws, and a jury has spoken. I now ask every American to respect the call for calm reflection from two parents who lost their young son. And as we do, we should ask ourselves if we’re doing all we can to widen the circle of compassion and understanding in our own communities. We should ask ourselves if we’re doing all we can to stem the tide of gun violence that claims too many lives across this country on a daily basis. We should ask ourselves, as individuals and as a society, how we can prevent future tragedies like this. As citizens, that’s a job for all of us. That’s the way to honor Trayvon Martin."

45 posted on 07/14/2013 12:29:28 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

The fact that elected official have to urge one specific group to remain calm speaks volumes about their culture.


46 posted on 07/14/2013 12:29:42 PM PDT by matt04
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To: maggief

The case only came to trial because of YOUR instructions to Corey.


47 posted on 07/14/2013 12:30:00 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: workerbee

According to his lawyer he already has his gun back and says he needs it now more than over. I really hope George has left the country, he needs to go to Puerto Rico or somewhere else for a while, he is NOT safe here


48 posted on 07/14/2013 12:30:24 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: maggief; John Semmens

Whoa, when I read the headliine, I was expecting to see
A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative posted by John Semmens under it.


49 posted on 07/14/2013 12:30:26 PM PDT by sockmonkey (Of Course I didn't read the article. After all, this is FreeRepublic..)
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To: conservative98

This case didn’t involve gun violence. The gun was self defence. It was fist and concrete violence. Why should we honor Trayvon’s violent behavior, Mr. President?


50 posted on 07/14/2013 12:30:54 PM PDT by conservative98
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