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Squawk of the day - April 9, 2012

" If the ASU students want to march, do so in South Albany and pick up the trash. That will show some community spirit; not racial division."

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tocar 2 years, 6 months ago

I'd like to think these students would help clean up Albany. It would be nice to think they would do something positive for others instead of marching and causing upheaval wherever they gather.

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coachjohnson42 2 years, 6 months ago

Come to Lee County and teach people how to love thy neighbor. (black or white)

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Cartman 2 years, 6 months ago

Amen to that. We could use it. But while you're casting stones - remember: "Let he who is without sin, cast the first stone."

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coachjohnson42 2 years, 6 months ago

The Tulsa Police department know how to do their jobs. They need to go to Sandford!!

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VietVet1 2 years, 6 months ago

I think Sandford is doing the right thing in GATHERING ALL THE FACTS before taking the next step instead of assuming. Now because of all the hate built up from folks that don't have all the facts the GOOD people of Sandford will endure riots followed by looting - after all, that's pretty much what follows. Sad but true.

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agirl_25 2 years, 6 months ago

And did I actually hear on some talk radio program this morning that one of those radical black groups from the 60's (maybe the Black Panthers) is now on its way to Florida to help control the mobs? Are they for real? I think it was on one of those cable TV radio shows...on Current TV, the one that has recently been firing all those hosts for saying things they did not like to hear.

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VietVet1 2 years, 6 months ago

I'm really not following this until the FACTS are presented, but in the beginning the Black Panther leader did put a Wanted Dead or Alive bounty, BTW that's illegal and sure nothing will be done to him since he's another outstanding on the lynch mob circus. Just hope the GOOD citizens are well armed and when the riots start - - put a quick end to the trouble makers.

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Sister_Ruby 2 years, 6 months ago

Wouldn't that be like hiring the Hell's Angels for crowd control at a rock concert?

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tywebb 2 years, 6 months ago

yep....how'd that work for the Stones? Not too well!!!! I sure hope the citizens of sanford are prepared to use their 2nd ammendment right. STAND YOUR GROUND

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ghostofkarelia 2 years, 6 months ago

The KKK has announced that it's heading down there as well to protect the white residents of Sanford. Black Panthers, KKK, it's gonna be fun to watch.

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agirl_25 2 years, 6 months ago

Yes, and the American Nazi Skin heads, they are going too......and wouldn't they be shocked if they found out they were assigned to protect all the people from a Jewish Synagogue?

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tywebb 2 years, 6 months ago

kool-aid drinker, you need to get your facts striaght. The police in sanford did their job. It was the prosecutor who said to let zimmerman go and not press charges. And these 2 cases seem to be miles apart from each other. in tulsa, there were witnesses, evidence of a crime, no doctored 911 tapes from a national broadcasting company, etc. And i'm going to go out on a limb and say that the tulsa crime was PROBABLY racially motivated. Whereas, the sanford case does NOT have ANY evidence of that. also, the tulsa case was not a "stand your ground" case, so it is a little easier to make arrests on that.

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justme 2 years, 6 months ago

Every day of the year in this country somebody shoots somebody.

Now here comes the squawk patrol who complain about any thing they can, my what a bunch of frustated persons.

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Jacob 2 years, 6 months ago

How can ASU students have any pride whatsoever when they watch year after year while all those white kids from colleges up north come to town and do volunteer work for spring break, to help clean up a portion of Albany's third world poor blight? Where are the golden rams during their spring break?

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coachjohnson42 2 years, 6 months ago

Most ASU students are from the Atlanta area and not ALBANY!!! They have no ties to this declining city other than the school itself....if you want your neighborhoods cleaned....do it yourself!!

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Jacob 2 years, 6 months ago

My neighborhood looks pretty nice, Coach. You once again ignored the point. Answer the question. Why do ASU students do nothing for the community on their spring break when all those white kids from the northern colleges come down and do volunteer work and try to clean up the pigsty neighborhoods that lilter Albany. What is the difference in the students that attend here vs. the students that travel here because they pity the poor and undeducated who are incapable of cleaning their own fillth?

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VSU 2 years, 6 months ago

That's right Jacob, Those white kids up north had no ties to Albany either but did not deter them from coming down to clean up neighborhoods.

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Hawk59 2 years, 6 months ago

Tywebb, let me try and process the info you posted. You said, " these cases seem to be miles apart from each other", "The Tulsa crime was probably racially motivated", And that the the Tulsa case was not a " stand your ground case". Well I think that the cases are a lot more closely related than miles apart. The Tulsa crime is racially motivated. And most importantly and unfortunately for Zimmerman, this case does not merit, "stand your ground. For this crime to fall under "stand your ground guidelines", Mr Martin would have to been armed with a deadly weapon such as a gun, a, knife, or a vehicle. So if all this poor kid was doing is walking home, minding his own business and was approached , harassed , followed, and killed by Zimmerman. Then Zimmerman is a murderer, and I don't know how to simplify it any more than that. Before posting comments, some of us need to do more research on this issue. This has nothing to do with who is coming down on spring break and cleaning up your town. THIS HAS EVERYTHING TO DO WITH WHAT'S RIGHT , AND WHAT'S WRONG. Or have we forgotten what is RIGHT AND WRONG.

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coachjohnson42 2 years, 6 months ago

Amen Hawk!!! (high five) Where have you been brother???

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Jacob 2 years, 6 months ago

" So if all this poor kid was doing is walking home, minding his own business and was approached , harassed , followed, and killed by Zimmerman."

Kind of convenient how you left the part out about him attacking Z and bashing his head into the concrete.. Speaking of research, maybe you should read the actual law that you attempt to cite. I'm not going to do it ofr you, but resat assured you have missed an important element..

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tywebb 2 years, 6 months ago

obviously, you have more "processing" to do! Since you were a witness to the crime, as evidenced by you telling me EXACTLY what happened, then I'm sure the special prosecutor would LOVE to hear from you! The only similarities between the cases is that a person/people of one race were killed by another person/people of a different race. That's it. tulsa looks, and I say looks because the facts are still being gathered, like it was a racially motivated murder. sanford doesn't sound like that at all, UNLESS you listen to NBC, sharpton, jackson, black panthers, and other race baiters.

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VSU 2 years, 6 months ago

Ah! Another eye witness that saw the whole incident......

One big difference is the Tulsa incident had concrete evidence and real eyewittnesses, unlike these make believe eyewitnesses in the Martin case. This also looked like a planned incident wheras the Martin incident was a random, just happened to be there kind of thing. Also these two guys confessed to the murders and they are in jail, so in that regard the cases are a lot different.

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firefly 2 years, 6 months ago

There is no pride in the fourth poorest city in the country. It's all about having your hand out and wanting something for nothing.

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coachjohnson42 2 years, 6 months ago

3 days have gone by and this newspaper still has not posted a story about the Tulsa killings......so, again, I will do it myself....read this!!!

http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/09/us/oklahoma-shootings/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

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VSU 2 years, 6 months ago

Maybe they don't want to post the story in Tulsa!

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Jacob 2 years, 6 months ago

Apples, Oranges. Weak comparison. Expected. Enjoy the koolaid.

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DoctorDorite 2 years, 6 months ago

It'd be interesting to see the Hells Angels, American Nazi Skin Heads, KKK, Sons of Liberty and a few other White Power organizations go to Sanford. The Black Muslims would knock each other down trying to get out of town, those White guys don't play !

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agirl_25 2 years, 6 months ago

DoctorDorite, this morning on the satelllite radio talk show I have begun listening to the host said it would be hilarious if one of those "protectors" who were going down to Sanford, the American Nazi Skin Heads, found when they arrived they were protecting only group of Jewish people. I got a nice laugh out of that. That would teach them....huh?

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Hawk59 2 years, 6 months ago

It does not matter if this kid bashed Zimmerman's head into the concrete or not. What matters is that Zimmerman was told by 911 officials to not follow this kid. Zimmerman was told not to approach. So Zimmerman didn't listen and decided to act anyway. Im sure this kid did not know Zimmerman, or his intents. I probably would have tried to bash his head myself. Until some one shows me and others that Mr. Martin had a deadly weapon, I don't want to hear whether Zimmerman was getting his butt kicked or not. He initiated the confrontation to begin with. By the way I have read the law that you say I attempted to cite. A law that I was totally against to begin with, which is full of loopholes and inconsistencies. With that being said, who knows how this will conclude. But I do know that this type of crime goes on more than we think. Just didn't get swept under the rug this time. After all, Florida is the same state that could not even get their vote count correct in a PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. Thus, giving us four more years of your hero BUSH, Who is really to blame for this declining ECONOMY. Don't blame the victim, he is dead and can't speak for himself. But I, and people like myself will speak for him.

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tywebb 2 years, 6 months ago

hawk, since you, and many others, were witnesses to the "crime" (he hasn't been charged because they aren't sure if a crime was committed), I'm SURE the special prosecutor would love to hear your story! How do you know that when zimmerman confronted martin (and we can't even prove THAT happened), that he just didn't ask where he lived, was satisfied with travons answer, and turned and walked away.....THEN was attacked? HOW DO YOU KNOW?????? you don't.....you don't know squat!

and for you to say that President Bush is our hero is just as stereotypical as what you THINK caused this whole fiasco. Stop being so hypocritical!

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Jacob 2 years, 6 months ago

"It does not matter if this kid bashed Zimmerman's head into the concrete or not"

f that does not matter to you, then I respectfully suggest that you avoid procreating, as you are clearly a threat to the gene pool... I nominate you for most absurd, illogical, brainwashed, koolaid drinker of the year. Thanks for that statement. Now we can all igore the rest of your gibberish, as it clear that you are not playing with a full deck..

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coachjohnson42 2 years, 6 months ago

Hawk is not crazy. He does make sense. Especially the part when he tried to tell you that Zimmerman was told not to follow Mr. Martin. That alone is enough for me!!! Follow instructions fool !!!!! Then no confrontation takes place....fool.!!! I heard those instructions myself so I didn't have to be there smarty....Follow instructions!!! Then we wont have to debate on who did what .......Zimmerman's lawyers just quit on him today.....hahaha.....Now what??? Are you going to defend him Jacob??? What about you Tywebb??? Call Zimmerman....He needs you....hahahaha.....make a name for yourself....

You are dismissed..... Poof!!! be gone!!

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Sister_Ruby 2 years, 6 months ago

Y'all just lynch him and go back to your pathetic lives.

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tywebb 2 years, 6 months ago

please, mr. lawyer/witness, tell me what law zimmerman broke

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CJ_Fan 2 years, 6 months ago

Coach how do you and Hawk know the only true Fact is Zimmerman continued to follow Martin? How about the Fact Zimmerman was walking on the sidewalk to his car when Martin circled around and confronted Zimmerman as he was approaching his own car to leave asking him what’s your problem and when Zimmerman replied I don’t have a problem Martin said well now you do and hit Zimmerman breaking his nose. Or the fact your media showed Zimmerman entering the police station hours after being cleaned and treated by paramedics and claiming he shows no signs of distress or injuries or the selective editing of the 911 tape to make Zimmerman sound racist or the fact Zimmerman tutored black youth and had several black friends or that Martin posted himself online as a thug gangster wanted-a-be. Or how about the fact race baiters are screaming the police are racist and covering up something because they did not arrest Zimmerman or the fact that even after the federal government has gotten involved Zimmerman still has not been arrested even despite all the protesting. Or how about the fact there is a bounty on Zimmerman’s head before he can even be arrested and face trial Or how about the fact you or Hawk were not there and saw nothing first hand and are only being sheeple regurgitating words you have heard from other people who do not know the facts either but are giving it their best racist guess and editing for a racist slant.

How about you stop all the racist opinions and claims until the prosecutor makes her findings of the FACTS public. No matter the outcome, Martin’s death is a tragedy whether it was caused by a racist person or whether a target was painted on Martin’s back by the actions of his fellow young black males who have worked so hard to make the rest of society believe the black male is to be respected only with fear and distrust. Race warfare will never heal the problem only serve to fan the flames.

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coachjohnson42 2 years, 6 months ago

awwww.....sounds like your feelings got hurt with that one.....Sorry, this is a serious issue and Zimmerman needs to face a jury. If he is found not guilty, then you can scream, and party like a rock star.....but, all we want is an "arrest" so the real facts can come out. Not your fairy tales about what you think happened......Just an arrest. Actually, if you are really concerned for his safety, you should want an arrest also. He will be protected in jail by the officers who know what could happen to him.

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CJ_Fan 2 years, 6 months ago

My feelings will never be hurt by the guy with the BIG Red nose and floppy Yellow shoes. I was just asking how you and Hawk were so sure the Facts you have been repeating are the "Real Facts" and not just more of the "Fairy tales facts" as you call them. I guess you only see one reason for the Martin tragedy. Keep beating that drum too bad you only know one tune.

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Jacob 2 years, 6 months ago

LOL. "All we want is an arrest." Who is this "we" that you speak of coach? Dear me, you amost sound like a racist when you make statements like that without any factual basis. Oh wait, I forgot who I was reading. Carry on. Enjoy the koolaid.

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