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    Re: Is the age of a dead burglar,assailant,armed robber, attempted rapist/murder rela

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Yes and no... I mean sure nobody wants to shoot a little kid, if they have any heart at all... BUT. There have been cases of some really vicious young gangers, under 13 even, who have committed various crimes including murder, often at the behest of older gang members.

    If a 10yo points a gun at you and acts like they really will use it.... you do what you feel you have to do.
    I agree with that. If anyone is threatening your life, you should be able to defend yourself against that person, regardless of their age or gender.

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    Re: Is the age of a dead burglar,assailant,armed robber, attempted rapist/murder rela

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I don't think that was her point. Her point was how the media portrayed him as more child-like than what he actually was in reality. He was almost an adult and not at all child-like in appearance at least.
    But, of course, the backlash is to paint him out to be a wanton baby-killing thug who, if Zimmerman hadn't stalked him down and killt him, he was going to destroy vast swaths of humanity all on his own.

    It doesn't matter if he enjoyed smoking pot or got suspended or took a selfie flipping the bird. He wasn't doing anything wrong when Zimmerman decided that he looked like a criminal and decided to stalk him against police advise and against Neighborhood Watch practices. Now he's dead. And apparently a lot of people think it's okay to shoot people who aren't perfect little saints.

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    Re: Is the age of a dead burglar,assailant,armed robber, attempted rapist/murder rela

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    You think a 12 year old should face the same penalties as a 30 year old?
    Do shankings come before naptime or after juice boxes?

    The responsibilities of an adult but not the rights always seemed like a bunch of crap to me.
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    Re: Is the age of a dead burglar,assailant,armed robber, attempted rapist/murder rela

    FFGuy is right.

    At any rate, I think it should be pointed out--for the millionth time--that Zimmerman was not acquiited because it had been proved that Martin was in the wrong. There is no proof that Martin did anything wrong. Zimmerman was acquitted because it could not be proven that his claim about fearing for his life was false.

    that's it.

    why so many people assume that Martin was a Bad Guy is anybody's guess....but it's not based on what they know, that's for sure.
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    Re: Is the age of a dead burglar,assailant,armed robber, attempted rapist/murder rela

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    Do shankings come before naptime or after juice boxes?

    The responsibilities of an adult but not the rights always seemed like a bunch of crap to me.
    I'm with you.

    If you have the legal responsibilities of an adult...why then, you should have the rights and priveleges of an adult as well.
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    Re: Is the age of a dead burglar,assailant,armed robber, attempted rapist/murder rela

    Quote Originally Posted by FilmFestGuy View Post
    Right, because that means he should die.
    It has no relevence to the case....except for how big Trayvon was compared to Zimmerman.

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    Re: Is the age of a dead burglar,assailant,armed robber, attempted rapist/murder rela

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I noticed that some of the Treyvon Martin supporters keep bringing up the fact he was a kid and I know some people think it does matter that an assailant was a minor.So I thought I would ask the following question- Is the age of a dead burglar,assailant,bank robber, attempted rapist/murder relevant? For example if a burglar is killed inside someone's home should the homeowner be in legal trouble if that burglar is a minor? If a bank robber is killed while trying to rob a bank and that bank robber is a minor should that concerned citizen or security guard be in legal trouble?
    no the age is meaningless, the threat is what matters
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    Re: Is the age of a dead burglar,assailant,armed robber, attempted rapist/murder rela

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    It has no relevence to the case....except for how big Trayvon was compared to Zimmerman.
    Then why mention the "spleef"?

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    Re: Is the age of a dead burglar,assailant,armed robber, attempted rapist/murder rela

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    The media was totally dishonest in their representation of Trayvon, purposefully leaving details about him out of the public eye, portraying him as if he was much younger than he actually was by showing years' old pictures of him.
    They did more than that, they flat out lied and changed the factual evidence to suit their narrative. I think everyone of those 24/7 news commentary channels should be made to pay for the trial and all the expenses and damages related to the protests...after all, they're the only ones who profited from it.

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    Re: Is the age of a dead burglar,assailant,armed robber, attempted rapist/murder rela

    If they have the ability to kill me, why should I not have the right to defend myself from them?
    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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