March 29, 2012, 08:20 AM
I just wanted to say, from what I've read on THR, you guys are class acts. (no I haven't been drinking) The intelligent opinions on both sides are how issues should be discussed in this country; clearly written and not politically motivated. I'm pretty new here but I'm proud to be affiliated.

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March 29, 2012, 08:36 AM
Welcome abord, beeb173, and thank you for the compliment.

I've got my own opinions on what really went down that evening, but I've noticed that in most of the threads on other boards, the danger is that someone will voice an opinion or supposition and a few posts later someone else will pick up that opinion or supposition and re-state it as fact, so I kept my mouth shut about my own opinions or suppositions.

It all reminds me of the "rumor game" we used to play in elementary school, where a story is told and it goes around the 30-kid classroom one person at a time until it gets back to the original teller and by then it is distorted beyond recognition.

The only opinion I stated on one of those threads is contained in the above paragraph. To no avail. A voice in the wilderness.

Frankly, I'm ashamed of America at this point. :(

What really bugs me, of course, is that all of this can impact Second Amendment rights, but not those guaranteed by the First Amendment.

I recommend to anyone reading this that they do some research on the terms "yellow journalism," William Randolph Hearst, and the phrase "remember the Maine."

My pot's done perking, so I'm going to get a second cup of coffee and proceed with my day.

I would not be surprised if the moderators closed this thread the first time a non-fact gets promulgated here.


Terry, 230RN

March 29, 2012, 08:40 AM
My short reply is to allow the justice system to work. My own belief on what little I know because I wasnt there is it doesnt seem a racial thing but perhaps maybe an "overzealous" ccw holder cop wanna be situation. I started seeing it that way after hearing the entire 911 tape not just the condensed one often played on news radio. Zimmerman should have backed off and let cops due thier job. I am a cpl holder myself and purposely would never try to put myself in a situation where I could even fore see that a may need to use my weapon. I beleive if anything zimmerman maybe guilty of creating the situation then having to use his weapon when he should have early on backed off. I would hope he didnt "chase down" and annoy the 17 year old kid to the point where the kid was infuriated, struck back only to have zimmerman shoot. well, thats not good. who knows, but who was there.

March 29, 2012, 08:42 AM
Do you have a link to the thread? I think it's been locked since day one.

March 29, 2012, 08:43 AM
should have read the entire first post before replying. I never even saw the original thread. My bad. I am sure that topic is a beaten horese on here. sorry

March 29, 2012, 08:51 AM

There are some of the threads we've had on this case.

We have been attempting to keep a lid on them to prevent the wild-eyed speculation, and both the knee-jerk condmenation and knee-jerk defense of the shooter which always attend any controvercial claimed self-defense shooting before the facts are actually released.

If you read through many of those threads, you'll get a pretty clear picture of WHY we've tried to do that. :)

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