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Obama makes issue of Martin’s death

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From page A8 | July 29, 2013 |

Since looks are only skin deep, I think our president is way over his head with the statements he made about Trayvon Martin looking like him.

Did our president go out at night and be violent with people on the street when he was a young man? Martin was supposed to be in care of his mother, so where was the father in charge, I ask you.

Obama seems to want to make an issue of this and I think that’s where the resemblance ends, don’t you agree? His looks should not forgive his actions and he paid for those actions, didn’t he? So where was he supposed to be on his last night on Earth? With his mother, I believe. So why wasn’t he?

Under the custody agreement, why wasn’t Trayvon under the care of his mother instead of out and about with his father; whereas he might still be with us but that is not the case. But who cares? It’s all George Zimmerman’s fault and he’s got to pay, right Sharpton, Obama, Holder?

Yeah, he looks like you and his actions speak louder than your misguided comments.

Al Losado

Vallejo

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  • Logic PleaseJuly 29, 2013 - 1:02 pm

    The President was in over his head discussing race? I didn't get that impression. So I DISAGREE with you. Then again I NEVER watch Fox News. His remarks were measured and thoughtful.

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  • rlw895July 29, 2013 - 1:32 pm

    One wonders if Al actually saw a video of Obama's remarks--the full video, not the Fox snippets. Taking out of context is THE favorite method of Obama's critics to pull the wool over the eyes of people who don't bother to verify. And, unlike what Al chooses to believe, Martin was not proven guilty; Zimmerman was found not guilty. There's a big difference. What happened may very well have been exactly as the prosecution described and Zimmerman might still be found not guilty because the prosecution did not prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt. A lot of guilty people walk the streets because of our presumption of innocence and high standard of proof to convict.

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  • Odell ToliverJuly 29, 2013 - 1:42 pm

    Trayvon Martin went to the store to get some skittles and a drink at 7 pm! George Zimmerman was out hunting with a gun at 7 pm! So who do you think was looking for trouble?

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  • Danny BuntinJuly 29, 2013 - 5:05 pm

    That pretty much sums it up in a nutshell. Que the fox tape of the one black guy standing outside a voting office. FEAR.

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  • When Trayvon punched ZimmermanJuly 29, 2013 - 5:41 pm

    What crime did either person commit before Trayvon assualted Zimmerman? Neither one had committed any crime...after the assualt Zimmerman killed Trayvon in self defense. Game Over!

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  • The SugarJarJuly 29, 2013 - 5:52 pm

    Read Bill O'Reilly (but not too much). Zimmerman racially profiled Martin. His actions caused the physical altercation. As the adult and the volunteer neighborhood watch, the burden would fall on Zimmerman to control the situation. By getting out of his vehicle, he escalated it. As a non-black citizen of Florida, his actions were defensible.

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  • rlw895July 29, 2013 - 9:22 pm

    The only one who knows for sure didn't testify. And why is it Trayvon and Zimmerman and with you and not Martin and Zimmerman? Or, if you prefer, Trayvon and George?

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