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Stevie Wonder won't sing in Florida after Zimmerman verdict


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  • dogchow1 Salt Lake City, UT
    July 18, 2013 5:27 p.m.

    Re: Filo Doughboy

    The Stand Your Ground laws were not challenged by the Florida prosecutors, because it has been used in Florida by the blacks as a defense by 80% to 20% of whites using it there. That is the main reason they didn't want to challenge it in this case.
    This doesn't matter to anyone,(Stevie Wonder, etc.), who wants to use this as an ax to grind for their personal use.

  • Filo Doughboy Bakersfield, CA
    July 18, 2013 10:43 a.m.

    Now if 'Stand Your Ground' had been used successfully to protect African-Americans and the Zimmerman players had reversed roles, I suspect the sounds of silence would be shattering from Stevie W...

  • suess Salt Lake City, UT
    July 17, 2013 6:38 p.m.

    BOO HOO -- that's all!

  • Richard Larson Galt, CA
    July 17, 2013 2:14 p.m.

    Can't he see what it will do
    to Florida's economy?
    Oh, wait.......

  • Badger55 Nibley, Ut
    July 17, 2013 1:32 p.m.

    Zimmerman's attorney argued self defense, which every state has a law for. I guess he wont be performing in the US anymore.

  • dave31 Salt Lake City, UT
    July 17, 2013 1:02 p.m.

    What a tragedy for the citizens of the State of Florida to miss out on the Wonders of Stevie! NOT!

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    July 17, 2013 12:11 p.m.

    I could be wrong, but I just don't think Stevie Wonder is part of the Obama administration. What's more, wouldn't the Ted Cruzes of the Senate filibuster against all prospective Stevie appointments?

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    July 17, 2013 10:38 a.m.

    Having lived in Illinois for 9 years, the President, Hillary and Attorney General can't talk about Florida in the way they do without being hypocritical and using it for political purposes.

    Even the East St. Louis side in Illinois has a more significant problem than Florida where the State of Illinois took over the city to help maintain safety, peace and order due to the deaths of their own people daily.

    This administration wants anything to take priority over having to answer for his own sins of omission and commission. He wants to put the spotlight on anything else than what he is deficient in.

  • Another Perspective Bountiful, UT
    July 17, 2013 10:15 a.m.

    Laws allowing a person to defend himself are the heroes here. Assuming the Stand Your Ground law made this shot occur isn't that a good thing?

    The bad guy ended up getting shot the good guy is not a vegetable or dead.

  • MrsB1971 Kissimmee, FL
    July 17, 2013 9:02 a.m.


  • ken12s North Salt Lake, UT
    July 17, 2013 8:41 a.m.

    Give me a break! All together now "WHO CARES"

  • Wally West SLC, UT
    July 17, 2013 8:36 a.m.

    What ever will they do in Fla for entertainment now?

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    July 17, 2013 7:05 a.m.

    But he will sing in Chicago, right?