K. Kuck: No evidence of racism

We are all deeply saddened and shocked by the untimely death of teenager Trayvon Martin during an unfortunate nighttime confrontation in the state of Florida.

Following that tragic event and a "not guilty" verdict by a conscientious six-woman jury in George Zimmerman's trial, this country descended into an orgy of protests, some of them violent, accusations of racism and never-ending arguments about unresolved racial issues in this country.

The horrific altercation occurred between Martin, a 17-year-old black teenager, and Zimmerman, a 29-year-old Hispanic man.

Factually ignorant, reckless and irresponsible white and black agitators are trying to divide this great nation again along racial lines for political and self-promoting purposes.

Thorough pretrial FBI investigations reportedly have found no evidence of any racism whatsoever, and statements by the Florida attorney general and her lawyers, as well as Martin's family, denied emphatically any racial connection in the case.

America, a country that has elected and re-elected (by great margins) its first black president, Barack Obama, has redeemed itself before history and has nothing to prove to the world.

It is a great and exceptional country and I am proud to be an American.

Klaus Kuck, Lewiston

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Jonathan Albrecht's picture

Bunk, nonsense. So out of touch with real America

..... and the FBI did not say that.

MARK GRAVE's picture

FBI records: agents found no evidence that Zimmerman was racist

Claim: "Thorough pretrial FBI investigations reportedly have found no evidence of any racism whatsoever"

After interviewing nearly three dozen people in the George Zimmerman murder case, the FBI found no evidence that racial bias was a motivating factor in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, records released Thursday show.

A simple internet search is perhaps warranted?

Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/07/12/155918/more-evidence-released-in-t...

MARK GRAVE's picture

Seemly intelligent, adult

Seemly intelligent, adult people that post on this web-site vehemently claim that George Zimmerman use racial slurs, a claim that did not surface on the 911 taps, nor in trial testimony, nor in trial evidence.

It is amazing to the length people will go to ignore the facts of this case – amazing. I really wonder what motivates these people to lie.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Truth to a liberal is but a

Truth to a liberal is but a lie undiscovered.

MARK GRAVE's picture

A liberal coming in contact

A liberal coming in contact with the truth is like matter coming in contact with antimatter.

MARK GRAVE's picture

Apparently there are some

Apparently there are some readers who are disappointed there was no evidence of racism.

RONALD RIML's picture

Apparently Mark couldn't even wait eight hours....

To re-toot his trumpet.

Wait until after the civil trial.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

You mean the money trial?

You mean the money trial? That will be a joke. There will be less justice there than there was in the first one, except this time it will be about money. Why not go for 2 out of 3, or keep trying till you get a conviction?

MARK GRAVE's picture

"Keep trying till you get a

"Keep trying till you get a conviction" I think that is the plan for some. Anyhow, it does not appear that Zimmerman has much money to take.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

With all due respect, so

With all due respect, so what? Why does that become anyone's business but Zimmerman's?

RONALD RIML's picture

Tell that to the IRS

;)

MARK GRAVE's picture

Okay, let's look at the

Okay, let's look at the facts.

1. Zimmerman received money in CY2013.
2. Deadline to file CY2013 tax return is April 15, 2014.

Like Paul says, It is no one's business, even the IRS's

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Well stated. After all, the

Well stated. After all, the matter is within their scope of purview. And, who can deny their honesty?

MARK GRAVE's picture

It is none of the IRS's

It is none of the IRS's business until Zimmerman fails to file a proper tax return including the Money. Moreover, Ronald said the money was raised for Zimmerman, but fail to say anything about the actual transfer of said funds to Zimmerman. Did Zimmerman take the money Ronald? Let's be clear on the facts.

MARK GRAVE's picture

Answer: Any good liberal

Answer: Any good liberal needs to tell other people how to live.

MARK GRAVE's picture

Wait, let me check on

Wait, let me check on something there Ronald.

Yep, America is still a free country even under the Obama régime.

RONALD RIML's picture

I'll remind you of that -

When you caterwaul otherwise.........

MARK GRAVE's picture

Caterwauling is producing a

Caterwauling is producing a "harsh offensive noise". What do you find harsh,offensive, or is it just noise to your ears?

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Those filing suit will be the ones doing the paying

Under Florida Law, should the parents file suit and lose they will be the ones doing the paying. Since the evidence showed Treyvon to be the racist with his "crazy ass cracker" comment that his "girlfriend" (remember the one who couldn't be bothered to show up for her loves funeral) couldn't wait to share with the whole world. There is also the little matter of the witness of the entire assault putting Treyvon on top of Zimmerman beating him "MMA style," Zimmerman's corroborating injuries to face and back of head, along with the recordings between the civilian dispatcher (dispatchers in Florida are NOT law enforcement officers) where Zimmerman had to be asked and paused to guess at Treyvon's race because it had not been a consideration for him, on top of all of that, the acquittal leaves the Martins in the very likely position of paying Zimmerman's legal fees, for his time and inconvenience and very likely Zimmerman would be awarded punitive damages for filing a nuisance suit.

The real Treyvon will be put out there for all the world to see in a civil trial, as the court will not allow his "character" to be concealed in a civil case. It would not be wise of the parents to create a situation that would air all their son's and other family members' dirty laundry in what is bound to be a live telecast case they can only lose.

RONALD RIML's picture

Donna Wilson

Don't give up your day job (whatever that is - you don't include it in your profile) to give legal advice.

Whatever makes you think the civil case will be filed under Florida Law? Most civil rights actions are filed in Federal Court; quite a difference.

Though not 'Sworn Officers' - 9-1-1 Dispatchers speak for and represent the Law Enforcement Agency they are contracted to work for. Their advice or orders do carry weight to be considered in legal actions. Had they offered bad advice resulting in injury to Zimmerman, they would have been liable to discipline and civil suit.

I take it you've not managed two Emergency 9-1-1 Dispatch Centers as I have.

MARK GRAVE's picture

Okay, did you teach your 911

Okay, did you teach your 911 dispatchers to give clear orders like the one in the Zimmerman case -- "We don't need you to do that" verses "Don't follow and get back in your car"?

Ronald, we both spent time in the military. An order, as we know, is clear and consist - no interpretation required.

Perhaps you should spend some time gazing over the bay watching water foul than providing advice - time better spent ;-)

RONALD RIML's picture

You again are confused......

City of Sanford not the 'Military'

MARK GRAVE's picture

Well, see what you get -

Well, see what you get - garbled orders - when you don't train your dispatchers well. Perhaps we can say the dispatcher is partially responsible for Trayvon's death for not issuing a clear order?

(Oh, that last part, blame others, is a good move out of the liberal play book.)

RONALD RIML's picture

So now you're claiming that Zimmerman is too

mentally deficient to understand the Dispatcher's meaning?

Hell - he called them 46 times before.

RONALD RIML's picture

They should not only take his gun away

but also his phone. Obviously Mrs. Zimmerman wasn't providing any companionship for this idiot at night.

MARK GRAVE's picture

What value does that comment

What value does that comment bring to the party?

The number zero comes to mind.

RONALD RIML's picture

Enough value to elicit one of your zippo remarks......

.

MARK GRAVE's picture

On the one hand, you carp

On the one hand, you carp about Zimmerman not heeding to the dispatchers muddled command. On the other hand, you carp about Zimmerman calling the police too much.

Do I see a trend here Ronald? You dislike the guy. In my opinion, you are investing too much emotion in someone you have never met, never talk with, and don't know.

Watching activity on the bay seems a good use of time :-)

RONALD RIML's picture

In your 'Professional Opinion?'

So you've got a PhD somewhere - (Piled higher and Deeper....)

MARK GRAVE's picture

Hey, my PhD opens lots of

Hey, my PhD opens lots of doors to wealth.... Go super-size that.

RONALD RIML's picture

His Lawyers are bleeding him...

Just as fast as the Gun Rights folks have been transfusing to him.....

Have you donated your pint of $$$?

MARK GRAVE's picture

It is my job to shine the

It is my job to shine the light on fools. Oops, I didn't mean to blind you with that beam of light from American's one and only Mr. Right.

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