Obama Statement On Zimmerman Verdict: "Death Of Trayvon Martin Was A Tragedy"

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The White House released a statement on Sunday afternoon from President Obama in response to the jury’s verdict in the murder trial of George Zimmerman.  Below is the President’s unedited 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."

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One And Only's picture

I still can't believe the killer of Obama's son was acquited of murder.

CrazyCooter's picture

There is no way Obama could say this and not really mean it!



FL_Conservative's picture

"Gun control is THE answer."  /sarc


Never let a crisis go to waste, right Obummer?

12ToothAssassin's picture

How has that gun control worked in Obama's Chicago? Never let facts get in the way of a good story.

climber's picture

"We are a Nation of laws" meanwhile corzine and holder and countless other people are still walking free

francis_sawyer's picture

@CH1 [+1]


I never miss an oppurtunity to 'diss' you... But now I prove that I'm an equal opportunity assasin...

Not that you really give a FF...

mjcOH1's picture

"How has that gun control worked in Obama's Chicago? Never let facts get in the way of a good story."


Well....just fine.   We've driven out the producers and honest folk and created a solidly Democratic-voting series of congressional districts where the entitled will vote for whoever promises the largest check cut from someone else's labor.  


What more do you want?

Antifaschistische's picture

Gun control....what BS.   I'd love for Obama to extend his deep moral convictions on gun control, to missile control, drone control, fighter jet control, tank control, etc.

THEN PERHAPs, and ONLY THEN will he not be a complete hypocrite.

Zer0head's picture

for your convenience here is a spreadsheet of all of the murders in the Chicago area since the beginning of this year



crazyjsmith's picture

Wow - heavy reference. Zero head
The Whip of truth is what we yield - we need to keep lashing these authoritarian thugs in DC with it

zhandax's picture

None of them were pushed out of windows?  What a waste of a natural resource.

Stackers's picture

He said rule of law .............. bwahahahaha

WarriorClass's picture

Obama suggests we honor the "no limit nigga" by disarming all potential victims of black violence.  And let's be honest about this; had a white man been killed while attacking a black person there would have been no statement at all from the Impostor in Chief.  In fact there have been many cases of white people being victimized by blacks with not a peep from Obama.

I mean, why honor this guy at all?  He's a thug that has been victimizing people his entire short life.  Why honor him?  Because he's black.  There is no other reason that Obama would suggest he be honored at all.  Yeah, if Obama had a son, he'd look like the "no limit nigga."


General Decline's picture

"Obama Statement On Zimmerman Verdict: "Death Of Trayvon Martin Was A Tragedy""

No shit Sherlock. I'm going to say something very controversial as well.


There, I said it. Red arrow the fuck out of me. I just don't care anymore.

knukles's picture

Death of America was a Tragedy

DaddyO's picture

Here's a pic of Trayvon Martin just before he had an encounter with GZ, this photo never appeared in the MSM at the time of the shooting..



jbvtme's picture

this zimmerman affair has all the veracity of sandy hook and the boston bombathon.  how do we know zim's assault pics weren't photo shopped?  no blood on zim's clothes and he was on the bottom?  all the evidence comes from the perpetrator.  tray was the one on trial here and he took an involuntary 5th. zim mind's his business that night and everything is status quo. zim came to the violence using disproportionate force to the circumstances.  plus it's his word against a dead man's.  and the pols are playing it for what it's worth.  distraction and more federal control.

disabledvet's picture

we do not need to know about any of this. it is of course an ugly thing. all truth is. truth is ugly.

Manthong's picture

Geez.  I gotta go with the pres on this one..

A dead big tatoo’d thug portrayed as a little kiddie in a hoodie needs to be revered in a nation of laws that is governed consequent to a layered graphic file that was  retracted on an official government web site soon after being revealed as fraudulent.

nmewn's picture

"how do we know zim's assault pics weren't photo shopped?"

I dunno, cause the pics were taken by first responders less than an hour after it happened and who had no idea that this would turn into a national story when they took them?

You saying the doctors & nurses & paramedics are all in on some intricately elaborate, easily escapable death trap Dr.Evil?

It never ends with you fucking quacks.

jbvtme's picture

and what does your mother think?

Bendromeda Strain's picture

His mother agrees you're an idiot. Are you having trouble typing with your "court nails"? If the young thug Martin had really been on trial as you claim, then all of his Twitter feeds and Youtube subscriptions would have been shown to the world. It is a good thing for his parents that they weren't - their failure stays (mostly) hidden.

nmewn's picture

"Here's a pic of Trayvon Martin just before he had an encounter with GZ..."

And here's what happened to the guy that supplied the pic...

"In court, Kruidbos testified he was concerned that he potentially could be held liable if information wasn't shared. He said, "all the information is important in the process to ensure its a fair trial."

The defense believes Kruidbos' testimony is relevant because it supports their claim that the state violated rules of discovery.

The FCRA issued a release condemning the decision to fire Kruidbos, saying the public will lose confidence and trust in its state attorneys."


Pushed into a corner, with a lousy case, prosecuters (THE STATE) always resort to this kind of crap.

Crooked as a dogs hind leg.

DaddyO's picture

At the press conference last night GZ's legal team said they were going after Angela Corey for her discovery violations.

How it plays out will be interesting to watch. Will she end up like the prosecutor in the Duke Rape case?

We'll know in the fullness of time.

In the mean time GZ's Legal Eagle in Philly is gonna put the squeeze on NBC for editing the 911 tape to make it seem like he uttered some racial bias.


nmewn's picture

I know what Corey will say.

"Hey, we gave them the records its up to them to pull out the data."

Well, no Mzzz.Corey, your IT Director knew of specific images and messages within the records provided to the defense and so did you. The process of discovery is to share all the state knows pertaining to the case because the presumption is innocence, not guilt, of anyone charged with a crime by the state whose resources are vast in comparison to that of the defense.

It was willful misconduct and your IT Director acted in his own self interest to not allow himself to be a bagholder for you...Mzzz.Corey.

And NBC, walking the progressive dog again, stepped in the dogshit...couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of hypocrites.

Has David Gregory been charged with smuggling illegal contraband into DC yet? ;-)

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture


Has David Gregory been charged with smuggling illegal contraband into DC yet? ;-)

David Gregory is an official jester of the royal court. As such, he is above the law.

Manthong's picture

David Gregory is a wimp..

If you are going to do contraband, at least put silver or black tipped contents in your contraband.

jbvtme's picture

 "We should ask ourselves, as individuals and as a society, how we can prevent future tragedies like this."  OK, i'll bite: get rid of the federal reserve, privatize public education, get rid of all administrative agencies in state and federal government, mandate drug testing for all bureaucrats especially cops and steroids, legalize hemp, get rid of all licenses required to conduct business, enact term limits, eliminate property and income taxes...

Meat Hammer's picture

We should ask ourselves if we’re doing all we can to stem the tide of gun violence...

I'm doing all I can.  I don't shoot at people.

Frankie Carbone's picture

You hate cancer????

What an asshole.

Real Estate Geek's picture

  Stackers :  "He said rule of law .............. bwahahahaha"

No he didn't.  My guess is the great prevaricator couldn't say that with a straight face.  So instead he said "nation of LAWS [emphasis mine]."  And unfortunately, he's right.

Saint Pitbull's picture

Yeah, but how many were "white Hispanics"?

remain calm's picture

Well BO you got your tribal people all racially fired up for your election so you could get out the vote and now you want them to accept the rule of law and be peaceful. That's like the Bernank printing trillions of dollars and then trying to take it back. Why don't you and the Bernank sodomize each other because we are tired of getting ass raped by the two of you.

franzpick's picture

The tragedy for America is our lawless potus.

Headbanger's picture

And our forever on vakay FLOTUS along with our lib-tarded media

francis_sawyer's picture

<== I admit it... I VOTED for this clown because I'm a dipship <who lives & breathes by the spirit of CROCKETT comments>

<== Fuck this motherfucker & all the 'Peggy Joseph', 'Free Shit Army' that he rode in on... as well as the 'water carrying sychopants'>

nobodyimportant's picture

You actually voted for this POS?  Where the hell was your head?

francis_sawyer's picture

I didn't vote for him... the question up there was a POLL... I voted for Ron Paul...

Freddie's picture

There are plenty of c*cks on ZH who voted for this and more than a few who still love him.

fonestar's picture

I can't believe this fucking shit!  Can you imagine Eisenhower, Teddy Rosevelt, Abraham Lincoln coming out and professiong an opinon on a civil trial?  And as if this imposter, this fraud, this Marxist, race-baiting Hussein Obama has a leg to stand on?

America you are seriously fucked!!

francis_sawyer's picture

Well... FRANKLY... FOR ME... On this, I don't feel...' 'AS FUCKED' as I would... say... on a Sakoshi Nakamoto PROMISE...


Hey yeah... 'AMERIKA' is totally fucked... [but thank heavens we have the 'Satoshi' crew, with you as President, to save the day]...

I was just thinking... Usually ~ Motherfucking faggot fucks piss me off... But since the dudes that let you sleep on their couch because you're only 1 1/2 months behind on the fractionalized rent from sleeping on the couch of your apartment are willing to cut u some slack...

Well ~ Who am I to argue with that deep logic.?...

malikai's picture

So like, your response to a fairly eloquent summization of the piece of shit faux marxist puppet is to call fonestar out for taking a fancy to bitcoin?

WarriorClass's picture

And then saying to stop this kind of "gun violence?"  

The gun was the only thing that saved Zimmerman.


Ballin D's picture

I agree with your point about professionalism but am curious about the reasoning for your selection of presidents above. Do you consider Lincoln one of the greatest presidents? Or were you being sarcastic because the similarities between licoln and obama's unacceptable behavior?

nobodyimportant's picture

Actually I can.  They were a bunch of lying bastards too!

Shell Game's picture

-1  I agree with your overall sentiments, but you polluted it with involking a dictator as VILE as our current dictator.  Educate yourself for fucks sake....

Headbanger's picture

I completely agree with gun control.  Always keep the weapon pointed in a safe direction until ready to fire, check your backstop, get a good "sight picture", relax, take a breath and pull thr trigger staight back trying not to curl the muzzle over.  And pick up your brass damnit!