David Simon, The Wire Creator, "Ashamed" to Be an American Due to George Zimmerman Verdict

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David Simon, one of the most respected writers on television, has made his feelings clear regarding last Saturday's George Zimmerman verdict:

He's disgusted by it.

The man behind HBO's The Wire and Treme said on his blog that he's "ashamed to call himself an American" after a jury found Zimmerman not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin.

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"You can stand your ground if you're white, and you can use a gun to do it," Simon wrote. "But if you stand your ground with your fists and you're black, you're dead."

Simon worked as a crime reporter in Baltimore for 12 years and The Wire was just ranked the number-one show in television history by Entertainment Weekly.

He went on to say Zimmerman's actions were "racially motivated" and that Florida's Stand Your Ground law is a slippery slope.

"The law has changed - and the culture of legal self-defense is changing - in a revolutionary fashion. There will be more of these cases now. Not less."

In conclusion, Simon wrote:

Behold, the lewd, pornographic embrace of two great American pathologies: Race and guns, both of which have conspired not only to take the life of a teenager, but to make that killing entirely permissible.

I can't look an African-American parent in the eye for thinking about what they must tell their sons about what can happen to them on the streets of their country.

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

Where do you stand on the George Zimmerman verdict? Did the jury get it right?

 

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Are you going to cry, David Simon? WAAAHHHH! Are you going to cry like a little baby?! Seriously, get the fuck over it.

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If he was respected...he isn't now. What a pitiful thing to say about the best (not perfect) the BEST legal system on the planet. But if you are ashamed...then by all means...leave & don't let the door hit you on your way out.

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@ cotton

Best legal system ? Hate to see the worst.Just from these comments it's obvious how impossible it'd be to get even two intelligent members on the same jury. Your 'juries' acquit the guilty and convict the innocent on a regular basis. U.S. needs to get out of the dark ages and come up with an updated system that is Justice for All.

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@ lori+snyder

Then take your ass to saudi Arabia- suspected of stealing they remove your hand. Take your dissapointed ass to Afganstan where the put women in a soccer stadium and stone them to death. The problem is you put your faith in what the media told you. ZIMMERMAN GUILTY! They served him up on a single platter. Had him in a box with a bow on it and then reality set in. 6 American women who somehow thru the corruption & brainwashing of this country they weighed the evidence and made the right decision. You are stupid if you think we are going to sell our souls so you can have undeserved moment of ecstasy. Racism- you don't wear it well.

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@ Dot

So you are saying your jury system is only not as barbaric as other injustices in the world. That does not make it fair or great. Just not as bad.BTW, my conclusions were based on the facts and the evidence of a Murder.Actually, my brother told me about this tragedy, not the media.He was totally unbiased but when it became clear that this armed 'Hoodie' watchman stalked confronted and killed this kid, it was obvious who should be charged. The facts and the blatant disregard for rights and a life made my stance on the Murder, not the Media. I merely stated what's already a sad history. Juries are not an honorable tradition or a great American institution.They are a crapshoot at best.I know what ''goes on in other countries & it doesn't make six or twelve Americans'Noble,Fair or even the least bit Intelligent'.I believe my point is made valid by the scary fact that someone like you can likely serve on a 'jury'. P.S. I'm not the racist here.Just a Realist.

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Then Please please please leave our country and move to Iran or Syria or the Sudan. Anywhere, please. Never heard of you anyway.

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David Simon one of the most respected? I've never even heard of the son of a bitch! How did you feel when OJ got off! Are you ashamed you guilt ridden bucket of assholes? Then give blacks everything you have in order to make amends! What an idiot! That's all we need is one more weak ass white person.

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@ I am ashamed of you!

Better a weak Ass than a Weak MIND.

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I am ashamed to have watched your show. First of all what people, like you, are missing is the fact that he was not found not guilty/innocent of killing someone but he was found not guilty of the charges (2nd degree murder)!!! Also, I guess it was okay for Martin to call him a "cracker"!!!! You liberals are such a joke it is pathetic!!!

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AHHHHH HAA HAA HAA ... IT STINGS LIKE A BEE HEH , GREASEBALL ??? WHITE PEOOPLE ARE AWAKING TO THE BROWN ( ARAB,JEW ,INDIAN , HISPANIC ...) ADND BLACK INSURRECTION AND UPRISING AND ARE NOT GOING TO CONVICT ANYONE KILLOING U RATS !!!! THIS NOW ESTABLISHES A BELLWHETHER PRECEDENT : KILL COLOREDS FIRST , ASK QUESTIONS LATER ..... ARRRR UR LITTLE BALD , FUGLY, SWARTHY COLORED ARAB HEAD IS GETTING SWEATY .... YOUR SCAMS ARE COMINJG APART ... ARRRR, AND U THOUGHT U WERE PASSING FOR WHITE BECAUSE YOU'RE UHHH , 10 . 15 % WHITE .... HAA HAA .... THAT SCAMS COMIN' APRT TOO ,, GREASEBALL .... AND GUESS WHAT ?? ZIMMERMAN GOT HIS GUN BACK , TOO ... AHHHHH , HAA HAA HAA ... SO HERE'S THE FUTURE : RUSSIA'S GONNA IINCINERATE "ISRAEL" - YOUR LITTLE CRIMINAL HIDEOUT - AND U JEWS AND NIGGERS ARE GOING INTO AMERICAN CONCENTRATION CAMPS .... KNOCK KNOCK ? WHO'S THERE ?? DER FFUHRER ... DERFUHRER , WHO ??? DER FEWER OF U JEWS AND NIGGERS DER BETTER !!!! AND , BY THE WAY , GREASEBALL ... U ARE NOT AN AMERICAN... DUHH ... AMERICA IS A WHITE COUNTRY ..... WAKE UP !!!!

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@ JOY

You are pulling a prank with this Raving Lunacy,right? Of course you are! Stop It,SILLY! People will think that the Manson Family is back. That's one bad Acid trip!

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@ JOY

Hey cunt are you off your meds

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another self hating white guy

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@ ivan

You're disgusting

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@ sam

All the comments above are disgusting. I think they are off there meds.

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@ Megan

I don't think these poor Dolts would ever consider any kind of treatment.I m quite sure there is no cure for a case of'Clueless Foul Ignoramus' anyway. Look at Ann Coulter.She's made millions off of this 'Illness'. The good people are with you, David.

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