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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Obama releases statement following Zimmerman not guilty verdict

The US president said:
“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.”

139 comments:

Chikaka said...

I just read that the US Justice Dept says it will consider whether to file civil rights charges in Zimmerman case. Hmmm!

Anonymous said...

Shut the fuck up d boy was tragically killed.and dat fat face fool shuld rot in hell

Anonymous said...

Obama is really making sense...if we read in btw the line, we can see the leadership quality in him.

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Anonymous said...

All these ones na story!

Anonymous said...

This guy is just running around the bush,making lengthy without-holding-water-speeches here.Call a spade a spade,my friend!.*pointing at Obama*this guy is annoying.#walksaway.

BONARIO NNAGS said...

He couldn't have said it any better,quite thoughtful of him.
There's always a price to pay,especially when u live in a society where the law is held in high esteem. sometimes u can't help but count losses just coz you belong to a law abiding society.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

BLOGLORD said...

Much as I do not really like Obama but his statement on this issue is a big plus for him.
A president that gets to the grassroot.

Some shoeless president hasn't even uttered a word about Lloyd , tekena, and the other two boys brutally killed in Aluu.

What a country!

Anonymous said...

Wise speech my main man.
~D great anonymous!

KIKIS said...

Akuko

Anonymous said...

This man is a damn good politician. See how he's using the Zimmerman verdict to push his gun control background check law..lol

Anonymous said...

BS. Very carefully chosen words that say nothing about a racist jury using the "nation's laws" to let a child killer roam free

Anonymous said...

Sad, the way the verdict went... But of course, Obama is right...! In as much as there's so much pain and hurt,he's right. Barbara!

Anonymous said...

If it was one of his daughters this happened to, would he be saying the same thing?? I wonder!!.. Ella

kemfon said...

Am disapointed in the American society

Anonymous said...

I just love Obama

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

Always so diplomatic and sounding erudite enough! Nice pick of words Mr President.

Anonymous said...

I just love Obama

evelyn ginika said...

Death is inevitable we shall all go somday, thats by the way. Rip

Anonymous said...

Obama, u av said nothing!

John Tapiya Joseph said...

I guess this suggests that he was not at home with that verdict as well, that's what a responsible govenrment should do when irresponsibility has been noticeable done by some people, the jury I guess were not from this earth and did not understand what's up.

jenny ogb said...

Words of Wisdom!!!! Trayvon lives on!!!!!

ade baptista said...

Unbelievable....political statement

famonzo said...

Well Spoken but I believe there should be a drastic reduction in possession of arms in US . If the court cannot offer justice, will eye for an eye be an option? No wonder why jungle justice persist in some part of d world. Imagine George Zimmerman n Al-mustapha walking freely with confidence n sigh of relief. Where is justice? What is wrong with d world?

Shepherd said...

Barrack Obama is but a puppet in the hands of the great white over lords.
I didn't vote for this dude cos I think he's a phony;didn't he say he was gonna shut down Gitmo?didn't he say our troops were gonna come back home in 2012 at first,then in what again?2014?
His obama-care health reforms are as screwed as a porn star's lady part...tax payers money is used to fund wars in foreign lands,I don't believe a word you say,Negro.
Doesn't matter what you say Mr Presidito,Zimmerman is gonna get his obese Hispanic ass kicked one way or another!

Anonymous said...

Soro ni yen

Anonymous said...

always giving wonderful speeches.he is just trying to make sure a fight doesn't break out.but...............................

jenny ogb said...

Words of Wisdom!!!! Trayvon lives on!!!!!

jenny ogb said...

Words of Wisdom!!!! Trayvon lives on!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Well said. God bless you.

Mosunmola said...

Bullshit!! Oga Obama, I do not feel calm. What I feel is spitting mad. Truth be told sir, you're seething inside too. We are all Trayvon! I saw videos of that kid buying Skittles and Iced tea at 7-Eleven minutes before his death and pictures of that same kid's corpse minutes later just this morning and it makes me mad all over again. Fat-boy Zimmerman, how do you sleep at night? You know what, Goergie-boy, you'll get what's coming to you. By God, your day will come!!

Anonymous said...

this z injustice....

Anonymous said...

Cool story.......

Anonymous said...

Look Obama don't allow God to punish you ! -_- you should have just kept quiet than act a fool. What sort of fucking statement is that? A man killed a 17year old child, a minor. He is now free and will definitely kill again. And all you have to say is that the situation is eliciting passions, stating the obvious. You shouldn't even have said anything. Idiot. Tomorrow, it may be one of your kids. Then let's see what you say about it. Rubbish

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Anonymous said...

Nice statement Mr President am really sorry for the Family of Trayvon Martin RIP brov

Anonymous said...

Now,that's a president.

Neroy Owhoso said...

I hope george zimmerman gets to live up to a week. he might be a free man in court but in the outside world, he sure is a killer.

Tony said...

Sorry Mr. Obama, this is not about gun violence, of course you're in a difficult position as you are the president of both white and black Americans even though you are black.

This is a racially motivated killing and a racially motivated judgment, lets call a spade a spade. Zimmerman will surely have his payback time cos his days on earth are numbered, RIP Trevor Martins!

Anonymous said...

hahaha now I know y Zimmerman was not guilty Obama is pollicising the whole thing just to take guns off the street.

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile Jona never made any statement on Al-mustapha. Na to dey pursue Amaechi & 2015? Odee!!!!

Adekunle Kazeem said...

My case for the gun bill. Rest in perfect peace Trayvon.
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Anonymous said...

I Love this man.....Nicely spoken

Anonymous said...

Rubbish. Pls can someone explain to me what he just said? Cus I don't think he made one sense

Anonymous said...

correct man!na true u talk. whether we like it or not, we have to respect the law.

shyla

Jbankz said...

This guy need beatin big tym

WSS™ said...

President Obama just said a lot without saying anything. I'm trying to pick the corn out of his shit statement. Overly diplomatic as expected. #SMH

Anonymous said...

This is diplomacy........

Anonymous said...

This is diplomacy........

Anonymous said...

hhmmmmmm

KayDiaries said...

He's scared of this turning out dirty, cos ppl are really pissed, well spoken.

Anonymous said...

My heart is with Trayvon family....

Anonymous said...

My thoughts after the verdict..I have just decided
on something that could HELP change the stand
your ground law in Florida....Since Florida is a high
tourist state, (I am one who loves the place) we the
people, of all races and nationalities should
BOYCOTT the state until they change their
laws...after all, I don't want to vacation there and
risk being shot !! IT would make a HUGE
STATEMENT !!! If Florida begins to lose revenues,
they may be inclined to change the law...Just
saying... PLEASE CONSIDER this as one way to start
a Peaceful National PROTEST !!

mims said...

We all know the truth if zimmerman was an African and Trayvon Martin a white the verdict would be GUILTY.....R.I.P Tray

olakunle adeniyi said...

What has happened has happened. Obama always on top of the game. For gist and entertainment check here

Anonymous said...

I knew this was where the trayvon martins case wld lead to, gun control, so the illuminati can finally have control over the us citizens when their guns are taken away

Anonymous said...

Well said,not lik our president that will be saying rubbish...yomi

Rayenter10ment said...

Lovely statement....but Obama should be able to understand that supporting the Jury will strike protest in United States. Whatever....the Judge had declared the dude not guilty

Obinna Isaac said...

The Big Boss Has Spoken. But I still see this Verdict as racial Discrimination. If It was the black guy that Did the Shooting and killing. Will the Jury be Speaking this language or the boy will be on his way to Prison. Well let's call a spade a spade, so sad racism still exist i̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ America.

Anonymous said...

IF it were in nigeria our president and wife will use force and mayhem to get the verdict he wants.....*riversstate crisis*

Abdullahi Abubakar said...

Hopelessness @ its best.

Abdullahi Abubakar said...

Hopelessness @ its best.

Abdullahi Abubakar said...

Hopelessness @ its best.

Anonymous said...

Hallelujah...

Anonymous said...

Its a sad tin to loose an innocence boy who knows notin.he hasn't achieved anytin yet.he was killed cold bloody.justice sud b raised upon on d murdered,he sud b given a death sentence as for ma own opinion

Anonymous said...

Keep quite Obama na balls u dey talk for mouth..... Anyway I don't blame u. Lindodo please post my comment o....YYYY

SOLID C said...

I CONCUR 150 PERCENT WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA COS IF CARE IS NOT TAKEN WE COULD WITNESS REPRISAL ATTACKS ON WHITES IN THAT COUNTRY. IT SHOWS THAT HE IS A PRESIDENT THAT IS SENSITIVE TO THE GOINGS-ON IN HIS COUNTRY. HE SPOKE LIKE A STATESMAN AND I AM PROUD OF HIM. THE GOOD THING ABOUT THE UNFORTUNATE KILLING HOWEVER IS THAT EVEN SOME WHITE PEOPLE HAVE CRITICIZED THE VERDICT OF THE JURY THAT HANDLED THE CASE. MAY THE SOUL OF TRAYVOR MARTIN CONTINUE TO REST IN PEACE! AMEN!

Faith edward said...

Wow!! Case closed!!

Jaja said...

It is clear from this speech that Obama's govt influenced the verdict to blame guns and also direct people's anger into fighting gun rights. Obama is a very dangerous leader!!!

Anonymous said...

Obama is just trying to protect himself. he doesn't want to be quoted by the white bitch

Anonymous said...

May God also help me punish all you ass licking idiots commenting crap here. Obama made no sense and if you had an IQ higher than twenty, you'd see that. He just said diplomatic bullshit so no one'll say 'the black president did not comment' I'm just so angry. So so so so angry.

Anonymous said...

Nigga shooooooosh!
(First reaction to reading his comment)
At the end of the day, it's all politics. I sensed he is trying to chip in the gun control policy.

Shoooosh! Selfish

Anonymous said...

REST IN PEACE ZIMMERMAN, he b dead in no tym, so sure abt that.

Anonymous said...

All of you signing praise to Barack...you got to admit homie ain't making sense tho...I mean what the heck did he just say?

On trayvon Martin ....well nothing good ever comes out of florida

Anonymous said...

Well said

Igwe said...

Thank you Bonario, Obama's hands are tied. He has no choice than to accept the lopsided verdict. But if you read this statement carefully; You would discover his dissatisfaction & pain. He indirectly condemned the verdict. Thank you Mr president for making your feelings known. Let the racists continue to wander in their world of rascism. BLACK remains supreme.

Tobiloba said...

You are just a fucking racist. Calling Obama negro and refering to Zimmerman as Hispanic. You dont actually care about Trayvon,people like you just want an excuse to wreak havoc on the minority. Go fuck yourself bitch

Anonymous said...

From a legal point, for a crime to be punishable, it has to have met the requirements for the conviction of such a crime! That is what is law and if the prosecetors have been unable to prove the intent and motive of the accused there's no way an independent jury could convict such a person! Haba, all those saying that the verdict was unfair! The law maybe substantive, but it is more procedural in its verdicts as well! Trayvon rip and may God fortify his parents!!!

Lynna Jade said...

Gbam

nydraps said...

LWKMDFH!!!!....

Anonymous said...

ur father.. i put my money for ut campaign i beg u kindly refund. black ewu meri je

Anonymous said...

Every black person is a sinner,,in case you don't know,so try to respect ur self,nd act very much good,oohh blessed memory,luther de king,nelson madela,but why do we cry out?while black are killing more than blacks?but we blacks has a destinys forwards,rest in peace Trayvon Martin

Anonymous said...

Zimmerman is a dead man walking anyway

He would ve preferred jail to what awaits him on the streets

Anonymous said...

Ahn ahn wetin be your own! Are u even in the US? Oversabi!!!

Anonymous said...

B4 u pple start shoutin racism let's look at d facts of d case first ,treyvon martin ATTACKED mr zimmerman and was seriouly beating him , zimmerman shot treyvon and killed him in d process ok it is a pity that d little boy had to die but d jury went thru all this and d prosecution culd nt present a strong case this lead to the not guilty verdict so pple race has notin to do wit issue at hand bt the prosecution's inabilty to build a strong case and treyvon martin's recklessness

Na so said...

May every one of those wicked racist pigs of women on that jury stand lose a loved one to a senseless act of violence in the hearest future so they know how it feels. How can zimmermanwalk?? How?

Anonymous said...

I don't blame an American toils on powers,,blessed memory luther de kings

Anonymous said...

zimmerman might be free according to the law but his life can never be the same. He can kiss florida goodbye. Very sad situation, the verdict broke my heart. he should just continue to hide because people are mad

Anonymous said...

Lol, all you guys are funny. Let me ask you this. Do any of you have any idea how many Black on Black crimes have occurred since his death? Ohh did you hear the president come out once to address it?? better yet did you hear the damn media or Al Sharpton or Jessie?? I don't think so. Guys the evidence speaks for his self. I am willing to bet that if GZ didn't have a gun he would have been DEAD!. We keep forgetting that this kid had his issues and his record speaks for itself. Those calling GZ a racist should really look at his record. The president has NO business opening his mouth on this issue, period, end of story.

Anonymous said...

Nice pick on words....perfect scenerio to push for Gun control...America soon to experience a Police state...we'v all been sold out by a Black face...tinz r not wot u tink dey r...it's d NWO agenda all up in ur face.

Anonymous said...

Nice pick on words....perfect scenerio to push for Gun control...America soon to experience a Police state...we'v all been sold out by a Black face...tinz r not wot u tink dey r...it's d NWO agenda all up in ur face.

bey said...

U dis sick and pathetic white fool... Get the fuck off here! Who u callin negro? 2mao u'll do d same to pple on here. Walahi I'd like to slap ur face till it turns pink! Trying to carry out an espionage thru here ryt? Coming here to seek attention.... Eron-oko! Go find some white blog where u can perform ur sick act of racism. Idiot! *Ps: Linda, u must post this or I'll tag u a racist* and yeah, stupid shephard, I'm a Lady. Oniranu!

Anonymous said...

Shut up! Fat toad

Anonymous said...

Like seriously? The good thing about it is that some white folks critcized it? Soooo? So wat if they criticized it? Is that the best we get? U are such an ass licking fool!instead of praying 4 justice u are xcited that white folks criticized it too!so as they criticised it wat now happened? Fool of the year

Hajjo said...

It sure as hell will, n he sure as hell is going down then.

Anonymous said...

I read in between d lyn and the only tin I realized was dat he's taking advantage of the young man's murder 2 further his gun control cause #Pathetic!....Darl says so

Anonymous said...

Linda wia's d LIKE button, lemme hit on dz comment!

Anonymous said...

Wat ar u saying , wat stupid law held in high esteem? the lost of Travor's life was a price for wat ?Obama shld hold his peace abegi.....

Anonymous said...

GBAM!

Anonymous said...

Yes o; I pray he gets paid with his own type of currency !!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Which statement you want make him make? I beg make una leave Jona alone, dis one happen Jona! Dat one happen Jona! Wetin!!!!

Anonymous said...

Lol.....You people won't kill me with laugh

Anonymous said...

Which statement you want make him make? I beg make una leave Jona alone, dis one happen Jona! Dat one happen Jona! Wetin!!!!

Anonymous said...

GBAM!

Anonymous said...

ok i've been askn dese questions and all the answer i've been gettn is to start by gettn dis guy in prison for manslaughter i dnt get why dat was dropped.seriously i was born in 1995 i'm 5'11 and to think dat these poor guy is dead nw because of the carelessnes of some fat creepy ass cracker it feels bad nah i'm nt sad i'm angry at both d gun laws nd the florida stand-your-ground laws or whatever it is dats y d motherfucker had guts to shoot an armless dude straight at his heart.why not his leg or his arms.meanwhile what has our president said about the aluu

4,he prob'ly didnt hear.nonsense presidents

Anonymous said...

You all ranting that Obama is saying Bullshit. Obama is saying nothing... He has to be diplomatic. This verdict can spur up a very terrible clash between the whites and the blacks in America. And as the president, it will reflect terribly on him. The Zimmerman case verdict was really painful, we all know that. Heck! Barack even knew that. But this was the same system that set O.J Simpson and Micheal Jackson free. So I'm not surprised.

Anonymous said...

Obama Obama....na u knw oh

Uchenna Ugochukwu said...

hmm what do u guys want Obama to do ? Even if he is black he is still the president of US

Anonymous said...

Na wa ooo....Nigerians,the United States is nt like our country where the president can have a hand in verdicts passed by our lousy court system....Obama has clearly bin on Trayvon's side,he made a statement when it all happened which the whole country pounced on.unfortunately nobody would ever know what happened that evening,whether it was self defence or not.the evidence was just too sketchy....oyinbo pple sef,after all the technology they still couldn't decipher who was screaming for help on the 911 call....RIP Trayvon,may his family and friends be given the strength to carry on.

don davido said...

All of a sudden everyone here seems to be a criminal law expert. Too many people confuse " Justice " with " Revenge" He is free get over it. AFRICAN AMERICAN'S NEED TO STOP USING THE SLAVERY CARD!!!! I Don't see the JEWS talking about HITLER everyday !!! THE USA system is fucked up ----

Black people always want to be the victim.... They also blame the white man for EVERYTHING. Zimmerman is Hispanic..... Why are black people attacking whites?

KayDiaries said...

@Ano 11:36 You're so so so angry, that you should ask God to punish people? Do you know what that means? you shouldn't say that, if God's purnishment is upon your life how do you think that will fEel? Just address the issue and stop being so abusive on ppls opinion, everyone is entitled to one and even more.

olawale29 said...

You too,shut fuck up your lice ridden mouth. No be Mustapha wey a lot of people during his time as CSO don waka free so. Arrange your home first before you become WAI for another person house.

olawale29 said...

You too,shut fuck up your lice ridden mouth. No be Mustapha wey a lot of people during his time as CSO don waka free so. Arrange your home first before you become WAI for another person house.

Anonymous said...

Your opinion. As a president (a public servant), do you act responsible or act on emotions/opinions. The judicial system in America is a role model for many nations & it's a place where the law is respected, even by its president.

Anonymous said...

Reason before you let it all out. Making a statement about a subject you are highly emotional about requires calm. He never said the guy was guilty or innocent, he only appealed for calm so that the law will reign supreme. Unlike some countries where the law means nothing.

Anonymous said...

You might wonder Ella, but he'll still say the same thing (not everyone thinks the same way). Just as the parents of the boy have appealed for calm.

Anonymous said...

God forbid but if that boy was your brother, what would you say abount Barack's speech...Honestly think about it

Anonymous said...

True talk...but why don't u like Obama, ? sorry am just being curious.

Anonymous said...

I suppose you are an American with some kind of link to Nigeria. I can understand your sentiments, you don't have to like Obama's policies, but you must respect the America which was built on the same justice system which you condemn Obama for upholding today. America is what it is today because the presidents have abided by the law and have been responsible. You should count yourself lucky you're not living in Nigeria.

Anonymous said...

I believe Zinnerman is guilty, may God defend the boy
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Anonymous said...

Truth be told......
When a post comes out about Nigeria and it's insecurity.the same western world slaves and the americanah wannabes will come here to insult Nigeria and its legal system......
Saying "things like this cannot happen in the western world or over here in the U.S"
Now y'all are seeing that these things do happen.
And even worse!
Our legal system is bad! It can't obtain in the U.S......the home of justice.i laugh in your faces.

Faith Kel said...

Sad.
May Trayvon Soul R.I.P
-www.faithkel.com

Anonymous said...

Now you see why I so admire this wise man (Barrack) who is indeed a remarkable leader of a great Nation. But then I ask myself, do we have a president? I'm not sure of how many months that have elapsed but up until now he (President) has not made even a sentence/statement about the Aluu community victims not to talk of addressing such impunity in our so called democratic society we claim to have laws that also govern us. LI I do applaud your effort however in the monthly remembrance of these victims but I still feel more can still be done via social media to help their folks in the pursuit for justice.

fle said...

This about the value of a black kid life being very low in America..With a black president.

Anonymous said...

Anon 7:49 you speak out of anger, fact is they respect the law. We know where you come from they war war.

Anon 10:14 Obama's speech was what a responsible president would make irrespective of what he thinks. His country which you all respect was built on respect for the law, not on what emotions people are feeling. Even the parents that are directly affected have called for calm, not chaos.

Anonymous said...

Anon 7:41 Darl, he further calls for gun control using a tragic incident and you call that taking advantage! So trying to do good with something which occurred from something he was trying to abolish is a bad thing? From the way you reason I wonder what we humans would use to further clarify (justify) that a thing was not right. I do hope you know he wasn't responsible for the killing.

MY TURN said...

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!

Hrm paul ojeih said...

I knew Zimmerman would be ;left of the hook i figured the damn jury will return a no guilty verdict i expected it its America wen it comes to black and white the white play the supremacy card if this was my son i would have assassinated Zimmerman right in the court

certified trouble maker said...

Darl, too bad u cant understand wen u read inbetween d lines. I think u need to go back to skool. #justsaying

Anonymous said...

Haba! Tobilola! Negro is the politically right word to describe d black race and is in no way offensive nor racist. Nigga is d racist word, so free d guy on that account bikonu.
As for his dislike for Obama, it's obvious he has no idea d racism Obama is facing within his party n d opposing party. One day, if he stops being childish, he may see what is goin on.

noblenenye said...

Intelligent man. See how he tactically dodged condemning Zimmerman himself. Mr Obama, Zimmerman is a murderer. Remember, He can never escape God's wrath. JUSTICE FOR TREVOR MARTINS

Jauntysmiles said...

IT IS WELL!!!!!

Anonymous said...

using this tragedy to try to force gun control down on us. we need our guns. nobodys takin my gun from me.

TheHoliday Emenaha said...

Hey Shepherd!!! Thanks for your shits but just take ur albino'ed white-looking-fluffy-shrinked-sagged-disgusting face to whereever shit hoe(hole) you came out from... You r meant to be SEEN not HEARD...(TFU Dwag)

Anonymous said...

Obama wants gun control so that the next time a Black teenager beats a white person to death, we will no longer have the means to defend ourselves.

So that maybe his imaginary son won't die.

Anonymous said...

To be honest the speech doesn't make any sense, how long are we gonna keep fighting for equal Right and Justice.
The Case of Trayvon Matrin insn't about Gun Violence, its about EQAUL RIGHT AND JUSTICE FOR ALL irrespective of our Races!!!

Anonymous said...

May all the departed rest in peace

Anonymous said...

OBAMA IS AFRAID OF THE (ILLUMINATI) TOP MEN WHO RULES THE USA, SO HE DOESN'T GET FIRED. WHY CAN'T HE BE BOLD AND CALL A SPADE A SPADE LIKE "Stevie WONDER, Nicki Minaj, and a host of other people did". F**K THE WHITE MAN WHO SAYS IT IS RACISM AND BLACKS ARE PROTECTIVE OF THEMSELVES. NA turn by TURN, MAYBE IF SOMETHING LIKE THAT HAPPENS TO HIS/HER FAMILY, THEY WILL REALIZE THAT JUSTICE SHOULD PREVAIL. CRAZY NATION. GOD IS WATCHING!!!

Duchessss$B said...

Wat happened to Trayvon was really tragic. It was a touching story, and I can only pray dat his soul rests in peace. Such a young life snatched a way in such a stupid manner! Its saddening!! On d oda hand I think pipl shuld try to understand zimmerman's plight as well. Try n read d full story on wikipedia. The whole thing was jst a stupid stupid misunderstanding n zimmerman fired in self defence for fear of his own life. This goes to show d adverse effects of carryin a gun, u'r always tempted to use it. Buh it really wasn't his fault, he was jst a concerned citizen who got tangled up in an ugly mess while tryin to perform his civic duties and it had nuffn to do wit d fact dat he was black!
RIP TRAYVON

Christoper said...

This is awesome!