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Published: Thursday, Feb. 28 2013 9:05 a.m. MST

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UtahBruin
Saratoga Springs, UT

WoW! Way to close out an article, say he was shot because he was black. He wasn't shot because he was black. He was shot because of the proven tussle they had on the ground. He was approached because to the "Watchman" he looked suspicious. He looked suspicious because he jumped a fence to a secured neighborhood from the 7-11 and had a hoodie up over his head. Call it racial profiling, too bad. Then tell the thugs not to always where a hoodie up on their heads whether it is raining or not. Zimmerman probably made a dumb decision in firing the gun, he also made a dumb decision not listening to the 911 operator, and he made a dumber decision in engaging with this kid. However, the kid is dead because he was a punk and couldn't just turn around when first asked questions by Zimemrman and answer them and say, "Hey, my Dad lives here and I am just going home to his house", could have even walked with Zimemrman over there just to show it was true. By the way, it would have happened with a white guy or hispanic also.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

I wonder what percentage of black on white/hispanic crimes are investigated as hate crimes and what percntage of white/hispanice on black crimes are investigated as hate crimes?

George
Bronx, NY

@chris b
maybe rather then make vague innuendoes you should go look it up and tell us Chris, or is there a reason you don't want to actually know the answer?

Tolstoy
salt lake, UT

@utahrbuin
amazing that you seem to no as fact what no one else does. It must be nice to be so all knowing.

Ted H.
Midvale, UT

@UtahBruin - I agree. Zimmerman was in no way trying to hide. For some reason this kid decided to hide from Zimmerman and then jump onto him attacking him. If someone is clearly looking at me and following what I do, doesn't logic to say to ask the person what they are doing?

If someone is looking at me and watching what I do, what justification is there to hide around the corner and then attack him? Just ask him why he is watching you. Why attack him?

m.g. scott
LAYTON, UT

Why on Earth is DN still using that very misleading photo of poor Trayvon when he was 13 years old. Truth is, he was much more grown up when the incident happened. All evidence I've seen points to Zimmerman as having acted reasonably. If some changing evidence comes out later, then fine. Hopefully justice prevails. However the evidence of political correctness and fear of riots might rule the day causing a conviction. We will see, but if I'm right, (and I hope I'm not) I'll say it now. Rodney King or O.J. Simpson anyone?

P.S. I sure hope the Judge in the case does not allow that picture of Trayvon be on display during the trial.

Tolstoy
salt lake, UT

@m.g scott
So I have to wonder do you believe in the death penalty? if so how do you square that with your clear belief that the judaical system sometimes gets it wrong?

worf
Mcallen, TX

What's upsetting is how quickly our political leaders jumped to conclusions without having all the facts, and how the media lied.

Sorry Charlie!
SLC, UT

@worf
jumped to conclusions? kind of like the posters on this thread that hav decided they already have all he facts? kind of like you yourself have done before on this very subject?

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