'The Wire' Creator David Simon on Trayvon Martin Case: 'Ashamed' to Be an American

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    'The Wire' Creator David Simon on Trayvon Martin Case: 'Ashamed' to Be an American

    "If I were a person of color in Florida, I would pick up a brick and start walking toward that courthouse in Sanford. Those that do not, those that hold the pain and betrayal inside and somehow manage to resist violence — these citizens are testament to a stoic tolerance that is more than the rest of us deserve."

    "Tonight, anyone who truly understands what justice is and what it requires of a society is ashamed to call himself an American."

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    I am PROUD to call myself an American because the justice system WORKED! If they had enough evidence to prove Zimmerman guilty then so be it BUT they didnt. Even if deep down Zimmerman wanted to start a fight, there was not enough proof. The jury did the right thing.

    Edit to add: I am ashamed however that a "man" I did not vote for made this trial happen when the local police and original DA knew there was no case. I am ashamed that the jury had to remain anonymous and probably are at as much risk as Zimmerman. I am ashamed that even if Zimmerman was not racially motivated, the media, our government and this trial were. If there is ANY reason to be ashamed to be an American, it is for allowing this government to be who they are.
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    The empathy of a wealthy White Guy in Hollywood for "persons of color" in Florida is truly inspiring....
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    Just another Hollywood tool...
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    ***? No one is forcing you to live here. If you don't like it, there are plenty of other places to live where you won't be threatened by those nasty guns - North Korea, Syria, Egypt, and Somalia come to mind....
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    I am also ashamed that David Simon is an American.
    "Yet this government never of itself furthered any enterprise, but by the alacrity with which it got out of the way... The character inherent in the American people has done all that has been accomplished; and it would have done somewhat more, if the government had not sometimes got in its way."

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    Isn't that a coincidence, after reading the article, I'm ashamed to call him an American too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    Isn't that a coincidence, after reading the article, I'm ashamed to call him an American too.
    Agreed - but I WIN BY TWO MINUTES!
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    "Yet this government never of itself furthered any enterprise, but by the alacrity with which it got out of the way... The character inherent in the American people has done all that has been accomplished; and it would have done somewhat more, if the government had not sometimes got in its way."

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    I say we all suggest he become a citizen elsewhere. I will not watch his work.
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    The responses are not in his favor.
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    I could be wrong, but David appears to be ashamed to be in a "man suite" and would prefer to be in flowing gown and high heels! He's more than ashamed, he's a mess'o'beans!
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    I really liked "The Wire", though.
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    Another beauty school dropout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goat_Guy View Post
    ***? No one is forcing you to live here. If you don't like it, there are plenty of other places to live where you won't be threatened by those nasty guns - North Korea, Syria, Egypt, and Somalia come to mind....
    I'm pretty stupid with geography, isn't Somalia what you get from eating bad chicken? Yeah, let's send him to bad chicken!
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    36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. 37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.


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    I hear Cuba is nice this time of year, too. My country....no like it, get out....and stay out.

    Did anyone in Hollywood actually read anything about the evidence in this case? I mean seriously, they are all coming off as being complete
    illiterate imbeciles.
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