Trayvon Martin Linked to Hate Crime Victims in Controversial N.Y. Daily News Cover

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Less than 48 hours after the controversial George Zimmerman verdict, the N.Y. Daily News ran a powerful front page about the victim, Trayvon Martin.

Zimmerman was found not guilty on Saturday in the killing of Martin, a decision by a Florida jury that set off a wave of protests around the country.

The Daily News explicitly linked Martin, the slain teen, to martyrs of the civil rights movement (Emmett Till), and black victims of hate crimes (James Byrd, Jr.):

Trayvon Martin Cover

For the last 17 months, the case has been a lightning rod for gun debates, legal disputes, and perhaps most notably, racial tension across the U.S.

Clearly, the Daily News is prepared to stoke those flames.

The newspaper's cover plays on Martin's hoodie, which became a symbol of his (alleged) racial profiling in the aftermath of his February 2012 slaying.

Zimmerman claimed, conversely, that he did not profile Martin - his brother Robert Zimmerman Jr. said race was not a factor in the case - that night.

Instead, he cited media bias against the accused, who claimed self-defense, and urged that people respect the jury's verdict before rushing to judgment.

What do you think: Did the jury get it right?

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I think enough is enough already, u would thank they was running for president as mush as u see there faces,,,really? Get on with it this has got dwn rite stupid. The family needs to go home morn there lost an be left alone, Zimmerman needs to try an get his life back to normal. Thats it. Let us be done with this..... PS 2 Leah if the US is so annoying why don't you just leave, im just saying?

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The monkey got a good deal : his last meal was skittles and died while doing his job as a nigger .... tra-gone !!!!

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The jurors all white woman. That is not a juror of our piers. Those jurors were wife's of lawyers and doctors. I smell a cover up all of them was in on it from the jurors to the Judge prosecutor. Why you think GZ did not testify? That would have meant the prosecutor had to ask him questions snd interagate him. They were all in this together.

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Wow so much hate being displayed here, yikes! Anyway, this is so wrong. No evidence presented it was a hate crime. Seems he was tired of crime but not necessarily blacks committing crimes. Have to stick to the evidence presented. White kid walking in dark with hoodie over his head I believe GZ would have reacted the same way. Yes the kid should be alive today, GZ should have retreated, but it wasn't a hate crime and TM's name certainly does not belong in this group.

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@ traci

i disagree i dont believe that if it were a white boy walking he would of reacted that why.Zimmerman did profile him i hope that racism in this country ends someday

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@ leah

We can only pray that It does.

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@ leah

Did you ever stop and think that PROFILING is even what cops do! You know -dead female, 2nd one found, etc.. Then the computer spits out - white male in his 40's ----// if it wasn't for profiling you wouldn't catch anyone! Shit yes- WE HAVE TO PROFILE! 7 breakin's dear! That's why Zimmerman was watching! What is the big mystery here!

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It will end when black men stop committing so many damn crimes. When black men make up under 13% of the total population yet they make up 70% of the total prison inmate population there is going to be a reputation attached to it. If you do not judge people then either you are lying or you are naive.

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@ Hellion

the same percentage you listed 70% goes for how many cops are white in the U.S do you think that they are arresting black people some that have commit crimes and some that haven't because of racial profiling or if there is a crime and a suspect of every race that that they won't just assume its the black person and lock them up..There is just wayy to much racism here in the U.S its annoying

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The Daily News is pandering. Why don't they post pics of the blacks killing blacks in Chicago, Detroit, etc by the dozens every week? Nor the victims of black violence all over the country? This is not to condone this horrible situation but they are instigating hatred toward whites with that horrible article that was condemned as totally irresponsible by Bernard Goldberg, formally of CBS and others.

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blacks alway's had a hard time in L.A.
but be honest: WHY? they did most of the physical work to build up the country.

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@ abe

The slaves picked cotton. That only built rich Southern plantation owners pocketbooks.

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@ Hellion

Wasn't just blacks.Poor whites were also in the fields picking cotton,they would get sunburned in the southern heat and thus the tern "redneck"was born.

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@ abe

they've done more to destroy and bring the country down then they ever did to build it up....every city has a ghetto with constant crime,,,sucking off the welfare teat...sucking off the white man's dime...being unproductive...raping...murdering....gangbanging...thugging...spreading stds...clean up your own house anf stfu already....

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@ lofl

Wow how stupid can u be. Yes there is a ghetto everyplace and not only BLACKS live there. There PLENTY of white people being unproductive...raping...murdering....gangbanging...thugging...spreading stds...so I wish white people would stop thinking their so much better then everybody. Crime has nothing to do with race it has to do with poverty. And the sad fact is most blacks and other minorities are poor. So u please STFU already.

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@ Me

If it were poverty then explain why you don't see poor urban or rural whites destroying buildings,stores raiding walmart for tvs (that aren't worth crap to begin with)looting,rioting.Explain why you don't see white guys murdering black men in the streets every time a white woman is assaulted by black males?? Its called having an IQ.Having self control and boundaries.Alot of black men have none

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Blacks blaming whites for something a spic did ?? Is blk america really this stupid? If there were a race war (which i dont want nor do most) the 12.5% blk pop would lose horribly most gun owners are white and white america has had just about enough....get your heads out of your ass blacks

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@ listen up

what is wrong with you??you could of expressed your anger in a non racist way.George is half white and identify's as a white person idk yy you are using racist terms in your statement but it proves just how uneducated you are.i hope you dont raise your kids to be and think like you

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Did anybody actually watch the trial that says these things? It is a proven fact that the shots were while the kid was on top on the him. How is that not self defense?

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@ Shawnta

People are like a stuck music record on the facts of this case. They are " locked in" on certain things. The 911 dispatcher said" You don't have to follow him" the dispatcher did not say " DON'T follow him" the dispatcher made a request not a demand and people cannot get that thru their heads. The media "by themselves" created this story that Zimmerman was white- he was a monster- he was a racist and that justice was going to be served for the BLACK RACE! It didn't happen because Zimmerman was none of those things. 1/2 the country is in an uproar and it's all because the MEDIA created this fiction! The media is still lying because they cannot come to terms with the fact that their lies didn't become reality. CNN, MSNBC, NBC, ABC are all to blame. NBC edited the 911 tape! What that must feel like to have a major news network single out ONE individual American and try to do everything in its power to frame him before he gets to court. The white Liberal Media is the cancer in all this. They are still baiting by coloring this in a way that says WHITE CONSERVATIVES are Zimmermans supporters and they hate Blacks. This country is being destroyed by the liberal media.

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This man is clearly, guity cant you see that Geoge Zimmerman is the aggressor... He followed Trayvon and how could it be self-defense if he killed him.. HE FOLLOWED HIM, in the statements that have been written.. the Police told him to not follow him and what did he do he followed him, That man Killed that womans boy in cold blood. You didnt beat the System George cause i know you killed him and it wasnt self-defense.. i see right through the black and white. I can prove it too if i had too. I'll seek justice for the boy you maniac!

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