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Bill Cosby Reacts To Trayvon Martin Verdict — Exclusive

Posted on July 17th, 2013 at 8:49 am
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Legendary comedian Bill Cosby says the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman case was not about racism, but rather “The prosecution did not tell the story well and they lost.”

The 76-year-old, who is a master story teller, tells the DomNnate Radio Show, “This racial stuff goes into a whole bunch of discussion which has stuff that you can’t prove … You can’t prove somebody is a racist unless they really come out and do the act and is found to be that.”

Cosby was adamant, “Let’s not go into a racial discussion unless we really have something there.”

George Zimmerman, a mixed race Hispanic, was a neighborhood watch captain in Sanford, Florida when he acknowledged he shot black teenager Trayvon Martin — who was described as “a suspicious person” — in self defense.

On July 13 he was found not guilty of second degree murder and manslaughter.

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    • Alexandria

      Sorry Bill but I disagree. Zimmerman racial profiled Trayvon. You have a black male walking in a predominantly white neighborhood with a hoody on his head a probably sagging. Zimmerman viewed him as being negative and suspicious. Zimmerman has always wanted to be an officer and this was his opportunity to be a hero. If he stayed in his car as he was told none of this would have happened. He had absolutely no probable cause or authority to stop this kid. The only reason he attacked Trayvon his black skin, a hoody and he identified that as being black.

      We teach our kids to fight for their life and scream if a stranger ever attacks them on the street or anywhere. Kids are being snatched, killed, molested and being held hostage for sex slaves. He was fighting a stranger and screaming for his life as he was taught and he was punished. He died for walking the street with a hoody, eating skittles. OMG May God rest Trayvons and strengthen his family..

      Races come in all colors.

      • cstack

        what Bill meant was it had no place in this trial

    • billiam

      This from a man who lost a son to a white murderer ( not a race crime), shows a lot. The profiling was inferred by some, never proven, certainly not beyond reasonable doubt. What was shown is that Trayvon was beating Zimmerman at the time of the shooting, and this provided the basis for a self defense claim. Even if Z suspected him soley based on race ( again, not proven) Trayvon initiated the aggression by punching him and continued by beating him. Under the law, Zimmerman had the right to defend himself.
      I think the situation could have been avoided by both parties, But once Trayvon was on top of Zimmerman, it was too late. Once a person has a reasonable belief that they are in imminent danger of death or great bodily injury, they have a right under law, not just in Florida, but every state, to use deadly force,

      • cstack

        but if you go back further TM mentioned to his friend he was being followed by a creepy white man and when GZ exited his vehicle and approached TM what was he to think

        • billiam

          As I said avoidable, he was virtually home by then, beating the crap out of Z was not the move. Once a person is on top of you beating you have the right of self defense. If I punched every creepy guy who followed me in NYC , I’d be dead or in jail.

    • Olski

      billiam, you stated that TM “initiated” the aggression. There is no evidence that substantiates your claim. All we know is that the moment TM was shot that he was on top and had hit CZ previous to that moment. Did you ever consider George may have tried to detain TM? How about reach for his “flashlight…er…gun and the kid self-defended? Objectively speaking…..