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Unsatisfied with the jury's failure to find George Zimmerman guilty of murder for defending himself against an attacking Trayvon Martin, Attorney General Eric Holder has promised to pursue civil rights charges against George Zimmerman, if possible.This is Eric Holder, the one who failed to prosecute the heinous actors in the Fast and Furious debacle, the  'Mexican gun running' Eric Holder. He has now called for "our ... Continue Reading

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  1. Gregory S. McNeill
    1 year ago

    How dare you post this garbage on your website? This article is straight out racist! I am not a Catholic, I can see that it is racist and one sided. I am an African American man and I have to deal with Racism on a daily basis which is sometimes subtle. To defend a killer of a child, you ought to be ashamed of yourselves and repent of your racist behavior.

  2. Rhoda
    1 year ago

    To the writer of this article, your point gets lost.

  3. Christina
    1 year ago

    Tiffany-If this website is the reason you do not come back to the one true church of Christ, than clearly there are bigger problems here. The church has not taken any stand on this case.

  4. Christina
    1 year ago

    Zimmerman was an overzealous wanna-be cop. He should have never left his vehicle. But, he was not a racist. Unfortunately, the only evidence we have is what the eye-witnesses said (none of which said anything that countered what Zimmerman said), Zimmerman's testimony. and a few specialist who investigated after the crime and none of them seem to agree. I really think this country failed Trayvon Martin by turning this into a matter of race instead of looking at the facts. This is a huge tragedy, but this was not a matter of race. Prayers for the soul of the poor child that lost his life.

  5. Reilly
    1 year ago

    I find this post and the others like it on this site distressing. They seem inappropriate and hateful, judgemental and one-sided, and very un-Catholic. Why are they here? I don't go to white supremacy websites and pose about Marian devotions there. Do the people running this site think this is appropriate?

    Compare this case to the treatment of Marissa Alexander, who fired a warning shot in self defense in Florida, used the same law in her defense, and was sentenced to 20 years. Then ask what is different about the two cases, why did she get such a harsh sentence compared to nothing?

    1 year ago

    A Catholic website taking sides in a race row. I didn't expect his from America.

  7. Raymond
    1 year ago

    This article is too racist. Am not looking for favor for any parties...but writer before would first asked himself why Zimmerman followed this young boy even after the police dispatch team told him to desist.. The report from the doctor indicates the boy suffered pain before he died, so we truly don't what happened, remember the boy screamed for help. Before the shooting... Look by the law Zimmerman was saved from jail but we truly do not what happened we are listening one side of the story. The other side God knows...I do not why this article is really here because its more provoking to black people...I hope its not opinion of the church and if its not of the church why is it here... There is no

  8. Brian D.
    1 year ago

    Amanda-Your numerous efforts to demean another’s opinion by calling them racist is way off target. It is obvious that you (as well as so many others) don’t know the definition of the word “racist” but you use it to try to deny credibility of another opinion (go to Webster’s and look up the definition). Like the rest of us, you are entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts. There is no evidence of Zimmerman’s injuries being self-inflicted. As you did when you threw the “racist” word around, you are making up “facts” that really are not facts. You also make several references to the killing of a child; the fact of the matter is that Trayvon was not a child in the classical sense of the word, but a young man of decent size (5’11”, 175 lbs.) with a history of violence (in his own words about his fighting), a young man kicked out of school twice, a young man found to have stolen property, a young man who used drugs. I believe it is you who needs to rethink how you treat others.

  9. KarlVDH
    1 year ago

    Emma... Antonio's story is sad indeed. Perhaps, though, it'd carry more weight if you were really making an effort to bring media and national attention to it rather than simply using it to score points in a discussion about a completely unrelated subject. Sad indeed, but it has nothing at all to do with Martin and Zimmerman. Did you have a point, or does this poor child's plight in some way negate what was done to Trayvon Martin?

  10. amanda
    1 year ago

    This article is just... racist. I am ASHAMED to see it on a Catholic website, when it is so clearly racist and does not offer ANYTHING substantial to readers--it only offers ignorance and hate. That is SO NOT what the Catholic faith stands for. This case was very important; just because people don't see racism everyday doesn't mean that it doesn't happen (in many cases, like this one, fatally) or that it is not an important issue. For all of those DEFENDING A KILLER OF A CHILD, I would take a good look at your priorities and reevaluate your faith. Step it up as a human being, and as a Child of God. So many of you are just being disgraceful, and disrespectful of this CHILD who lost his life and his family who has to deal with that loss everyday.

    Also, for anyone interested... Zimmerman's injuries were congruent with self-infliction. Look it up. There is PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE OF THIS. Furthermore, there is ZERO evidence that Trayvon doled out any punches on Zimmerman--no contusions on his dominant hand, NOTHING. So all of you trying to make that (very poor and ignorant) argument/garbage, you really need to get off your racist horse and step it down and start acting like good, kind-hearted people that actually care for the human race.

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