Couple cancels news conference about Zimmerman's help after SUV crash

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  • Cool Cat Cosmo Payson, UT
    July 26, 2013 8:58 a.m.

    Sounds like they didn't want to subject themselves to the racially-charged death threats, etc. that anyone who has appeared to remotely side with George Zimmerman has been subjected to (i.e. the local police department, his parents, attorneys, etc.).

    Is is cowardly? Perhaps...but I am sure that privately they thanked Zimmerman, and I can see why they'd be hesitant to insert themselves into such a hateful, volatile situation.

  • SCfan clearfield, UT
    July 25, 2013 7:33 p.m.


    If so, they're not making much headway are they? Maybe a change in direction would be in order for those folk. And I'm assuming you are not lying about liberal media. However, if what you say is true, then why do those same liberal types clam up and accuse the convervatives of not caring or not listening when they come on shows on FOX? How helpful is that? Instead of engaging, they run away and make accusations from the sidelines. I don't believe they really have any answers either, but just don't want that truth exposed on a major news program like O'Reilly.

  • Mike Richards South Jordan, Utah
    July 25, 2013 2:25 p.m.

    If someone saved my life, would I "hide" when I had an opportunity to publically thank him? I hope not! I hope that I have an "attitude of gratitude" that would compel me to be grateful to that person - even if the entire nation thought otherwise.

  • The Sensible Middle Bountiful, UT
    July 25, 2013 12:32 p.m.

    Re Alt134

    Tell that to the family of the soccer coach who died with just one punch to the head.

    July 25, 2013 11:09 a.m.

    @atl134 - that's not nearly as absurd a definition of "armed" as claiming Trayvon Martin was armed only with Skittles and iced tea, and I suspect you bought that one. Anyone who thinks fists are not weapons, and that a concrete sidewalk can't be used as a weapon to kill another, is intellectually dishonest. Anyone who counters that no other weapons in the world are necessary if fists and concrete sidewalks can be used as weapons simply can't be debated using logic.

    @no fit - repeated good deeds dramatically contradicts the narrative racial hucksters like Jackson, Sharpton,and even Holder and Obama, would have you believe about George Zimmerman in order to perpetuate racial division in this country that benefits only them individually and their political team.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    July 25, 2013 9:26 a.m.

    @The Sensible Middle

    "He was armed with his two fists and a concrete sidewalk which he used to bash Zimmermans head."

    An absurd definition of "armed". Hey does that mean none of you need guns anymore? As long as you walk on the sidewalk you'll already have a weapon, right?

  • The Sensible Middle Bountiful, UT
    July 25, 2013 6:38 a.m.

    Re no fit in sg

    Haven't you heard about the soccer coach in West Valley a few weeks ago who was put into a comma and then died by one punch to the head thrown by one of the players?

    Travon Martin was armed the night he died. He was armed with his two fists and a concrete sidewalk which he used to bash Zimmermans head. Travon died because Travon chose to viciously attack another person without stopping. His death is his own fault.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    July 24, 2013 3:51 p.m.

    " I'm thinking that the thing that should be making black men accross America feel disenfranchised is that their own leaders don't do anything to help out with black on black crime"

    Just because you don't pay attention to something doesn't mean it's not occurring. As someone who watches those "liberal" media shows/sites I've seen all sorts of news show segments about inner-city crime and victims of it like Hadiya Pendleton, the gun violence in cities like Pittsburgh and Chicago. Progress in places like Newark. There were protests against Rahm Emanuel's actions on the matter and against New York City's stop and frisk policy that disproportionately targets minorities. Most of these segments have black guests on and the protests are led by black community leaders. Conservatives don't live in inner-cities generally, maybe that's why they don't pay much attention to it and thus why you don't hear about it.

  • no fit in SG St.George, Utah
    July 24, 2013 3:07 p.m.

    Wouldn't it take a lifetime of good deeds to make up for a killing of an unarmed 17 year old teenager?

  • SCfan clearfield, UT
    July 24, 2013 2:23 p.m.

    Ok TMR, I'm thinking. I'm thinking that if I were this couple, I'd have reservations about coming out and giving positives about the man who the liberal left and blacks in this country wanted us all to hate. I'm thinking that the thing that should be making black men accross America feel disenfranchised is that their own leaders don't do anything to help out with black on black crime, and hopeless neighborhoods. I'm thinking that many in the black community probably thought that when a black man became President, they would no longer need to feel disenfranchised and ignored anymore. Yeah, I'm thinking a lot about those things. I wonder why people like President Obama, Eric Holder, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Chris Matthews, Bill Maher, ect are not thinking about those things.

  • TMR Los Angeles, CA
    July 24, 2013 11:15 a.m.

    These comments are hilarious. The fact that the couple declined a news conference at the office of the lawyers who represented Zimmerman has more to do with their using common sense (perhaps they recognized the opportunistic circus-like atmosphere) than it does with the decline of America or the liberal agenda. The situation at hand is serious: at the end of the day a teenager was shot dead and black men across America feel disenfranchised. However, to turn these issues on their head by conflating the decision by this couple not to be part of the propaganda to a sign of societal decline is funny at best. At worst, perhaps the conflation itself is a sign that America is in decline! Good heavens people, think!

  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, UT
    July 24, 2013 10:19 a.m.

    fowersjl hit the nail on the head. The liberals will ignore whatever facts they need to in order to further their propaganda and liberal agenda. And that liberal agenda is a very venomous thing for this great country.

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    July 24, 2013 9:55 a.m.

    George Zimmerman is a person who wants to do the right thing but got caught up in a bad situation.

  • fowersjl Farmington, Utah
    July 24, 2013 9:55 a.m.

    It won't matter if George Zimmerman rescues a boatload of African Americans from drowning. That doesn't fit into the narrative that prompts rioting and racial divide fomented by the race activists. Sad country we live in as it continues its decline.