Hillary Speaks About Zimmerman Verdict

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke about the “heartache” of the Trayvon Martin case in D.C. Tuesday evening while speaking to an African-American sorority group.

“My prayers are with the Martin family and with every family who loves someone who is lost to violence,” she said in an almost 30-minute speech. “No mother, no father, should ever have to fear for their child walking down a street in the United States of America.”

She said she knew this week has “brought heartache, deep painful heartache” to families in the wake of the not guilty verdict in George Zimmerman’s trial last Saturday.

Clinton also referenced U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement Monday that the Justice Department will review the case.

“Yesterday I know you heard from the Attorney General about the next steps from the Justice Department and the need for a national dialogue,” she said. “As we move forward as we must I hope this sisterhood will continue to be a force for justice and understanding.”

Clinton’s comments came in a speech to the 51st annual convention of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, the largest African-American women’s organization in the country. Organizers said that more than 14,000 people were in the room to hear her speak.

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116 Responses to Hillary Speaks About Zimmerman Verdict

  1. DandyTiger says:

    I’m doing that groan sound Lurch makes (the real TV one, not the SoS one).

  2. lyn says:

    She my n*gga no mo’.

    • DandyTiger says:

      She’s a creepy ass cracker.

    • Mary says:

      Ugh. She’s dead to me.

      • Jadzia says:

        I don’t know. Given her audience and the timing of the speech, obviously she had to say SOMETHING about the verdict. But I think that if she had stopped after “my prayers are with the Martin family and with every family who loves someone who is lost to violence,” it would have been better. Regardless of whether Trayvon Martin’s actions contributed to his death, I don’t have a problem with expressing sympathy for his family. Maybe I have become a Stage 5 Clinger as far as Hillary is concerned. (But maybe not — at this point I likely would not vote for her, assuming there was a decent alternative, solely because of Bengazi. And that fucking breaks my heart.)

        All that said, I am kind of appalled (more at Obama than at Hillary) seeing politicians attacking the verdict, particularly when those politicians hold elected office in the executive branch which, the last time I checked my constitution, really shouldn’t be interfering in the goings-on of the judicial branch of government outside of very narrow and specific circumstances that are not present here. IMHO the job of a politician at a time like this is to get your ass up on the podium and express thoughts/prayers for everybody involved, give a paean to our system of trial by jury, and urge people who disagree with the verdict to express their opposition peacefully. Really, it’s pretty much a canned speech. Get up, deliver it, and sit your butt down.

        • lyn says:

          I agree with you. The politicians should be respecting the verdict instead of attacking it, and that makes me angry. There were two sides to this tragedy, and they are obsessed with the Martin side because of his age and the race-baiting. I want them to mention the Zimmerman family too. Both families should be in our prayers.

  3. helenk3 says:

    I have lost so much respect for hilary clinton since 2008. Is there no one in the backtrack bunch who really wants a peaceful end to this case. Each one seems to be fanning the flames of racism. pandering to and not helping blacks to make a better life for themselves

  4. angienc says:

    No mother, no father should ever have to fear for their child walking down the street in the United States of America.

    Same goes for Zimmerman’s mother & father for *their* child who has been living in hiding since Obama et al turned this tragedy into the racial circus it currently is.
    Oh, btw did you hear Holder announced an email/snitch hotline for the public to send “tips” about Zimmerman to help the DOJ with their “investigation” into a possible civil rights case — because when the progs don’t like a jury verdict they can just throw a hissy fit and circumvent the judicial system.
    PPS — George’s parents have had to go into hiding too because of death threats. That shouldn’t be happening in the United States of America either but I doubt we’ll be hearing about that in the MSM or NAACP forums.

    • lyn says:

      Seems like the Zimmermans are being railroaded out of the country. Fucking Obama and his sociopathic supporters.

    • Jadzia says:

      Seriously. Maybe Zimmerman should join Snowden in exile, because he’ll never live without fear again in the U.S.

  5. elliesmom says:

    Down the rabbit hole.

  6. Lulu says:

    Can we say it now? Hillary is an idiot. There I said it.

  7. votermom says:

    Hillary is inspring me to tweet this:

    • helenk3 says:

      Hilary on the death of Chris Stevens—-“what difference does it make”

      Hilary after a jury verdict on trayvon martin—–heartbroken for his parents

      Hilary on the deaths in Chicago———crickets

  8. DandyTiger says:

    The case was clear. Open and shut. The verdict was completely reasonable and logical based on the evidence. You can of course be sad over the tragedy, and you can have differing opinions where there are gray areas in the evidence. But either you on the side of the system, you want to change the system from the inside in reasonable ways, or you want a revolution. The people now talking up racial tension and talking against the system are simply without character and are pushing towards revolution, whether they mean to or not. This country, given the fragile economy among other things, is more easily damaged than I think these so called leaders think. It takes surprisingly little to light the powder keg.

  9. Lulu says:

    OT but interesting. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/wp/2013/07/16/nbc-expected-zimmerman-trial-to-hinge-on-race/?hpid=z10
    In the Zimmerman suit against NBC, they thought that the racial stuff would convict him. Hoo boy where they wrong. NBC is fucked unless Holder can did up some racial animus to cover their ass.

    • DandyTiger says:

      Good point. And since NBC is the main propaganda arm of the Obama admin and Chicago DNC, they will pull out all the stops to help. Unless they want to throw NBC under the bus. 🙂

    • elliesmom says:

      I think NBC will offer Zimmerman a settlement. How else is he going to have any money for the Martins to sue him for?

      • lyn says:

        Honk!

      • Lulu says:

        That is another thing that wasn’t thought out so well. Under Florida law if self defense is found the acquitted person files a immunity request for liability for killing the person who was trying to injure or kill them. This can be done in a criminal trial or a later civil claim. If the Martin’s sue, Zimmerman files an immunity request (it is even appealable before the civil trial if denied) the case is dismissed and the plaintiff has to pay lawyers and court fees of the person they were suing who was granted immunity. So a suit against Zimmerman would result in paying Zimmerman’s civil legal bill. Since his criminal case was such an overwhelming loss for the prosecution it appears almost certain he will granted immunity at least on appeal. Florida law protects self defense claimants from civil harassment.

        • lyn says:

          O’Mara talked a little about Zimmerman’s immunity from civil suits.

        • lyn says:

          And I bet that’s why they are pushing for federal charges. It always is about money in the end.

        • Lulu says:

          Yeah. He wants someone to sue and pay his bill for Zimmerman for civil. O’Mara’s trial fee was $400 per hour. After this trial it is now closer to a $1000. And he already has all the evidence for an immunity hearing. I think West will be doing the bar complaints.

        • Mary says:

          I’m not so sure the Martin family will file a Florida civil lawsuit for wrongful death.

          For as much as a case like that would require a Zimmerman on the witness stand testimony, it will also open up all the information about Trayvon (drugs, tweets, suspensions, etc) the family doesn’t want made public.

          But, we’ll see.

      • Jadzia says:

        If I were him I would open up that Peruvian bank account with the quickness. Let the Martins chase his money down there.

        • Jadzia says:

          I wish we had an edit function, but you get what you pay for, I suppose. Anyway, the above of course assumes that the Martins could get a judgment, which seems pretty unlikely in light of the immunity hurdle.

  10. DeniseVB says:

    Isn’t it racist that Obama and Holder AND Hillary squeeeee Justice for Trayvon? I thought that’s what we just witnessed in Sanford, a fair trial with a jury and a verdict. Were there any black conservatives giving these young ladies inspiration for their futures ?

    Hillary’s definitely NOT bringing me back to the Democratic Party.

  11. myiq2xu says:

    I have spent the past few months hoping that Hillary would find a way to rehabilitate my opinion of her.

    She’s just making it worse.

    • votermom says:

      It’s like watching RD drift away all over again.

      • Lulu says:

        Or someone you used to like and be friends with go crazy and get hauled off to a “home”. You try to remember what they used to be like and can’t.

    • lyn says:

      I have Hillary campaign stuff and a signed book to anyone who wants it. Seriously.

    • She doesn’t get it, No one on the left does right now, the same way no one on the right did when the Schiavo case came down. In both cases people were caught in a whirlwind of absolute emotion. The had to act out their little morality play. But this case is very much like that in that, deep down in the American psyche, big changes are happening. There’s a huge shift happening, and it will result in the loss of confidence in Democrats and their party, especially if the DOJ brings charges, as Holder seems intent to do.

    • underwhelmed says:

      Maybe the anti folk a while back saw her more clearly than her then-supporters? Because this bs can’t come out of nowhere.

  12. DandyTiger says:

    Hillary has had two of those “3AM calls” that we’re aware of. One was for Benghazi. She failed. And the other, with some danger of a divided nation in turmoil, she fans the flames. At least we have plenty of evidence now how she would really handle things.

  13. votermom says:

  14. Lulu says:

    West and O’Mara on Greta talking about the media. Media vetted nothing and took a made up narrative.

  15. I so want to tweet back: “U mad?”

  16. jeffhas says:

    Hillary is just playing all the cards for 2016…. but she will have to earn me back. If she cannot pull the Party from this asinine brink, she won’t get my vote – in fact, she probably won’t get it anyways… but I do pray that if elected, she comes to her senses since she won’t need Obama anymore, and bring the Party back to the center already.

    I’m dreaming she wins as Bush III, and becomes Clinton II…. then washes all that was Obama away.

    … all I can do is pray, and I’m not exactly religious.

    • Kim says:

      I’m afraid that you are kidding yourself. The “real” Hillary has been right out there for us to see with Benghazi, Zimmerman, carrying O’s baggage, etc. I’m done with her. She’s just another creepy ass cracker now…

  17. myiq2xu says:

    I am sitting here with about 20 ripe tomatoes on my kitchen counter. I can’t eat them fast enough so I am trying to figure out who to gift them to. Unfortunately the recent heatwave left many of them split open. They still taste great but they don’t look too pretty so I don’t want anyone to think I’m dumping junk on them.

    So one of my neighbors leaves a bag full of her fresh grown tomatoes on my porch.

    Oy vey!

    • helenk3 says:

      it is spaghetti sauce time. make big pot separate into containers freeze. during the winter you will have the best fresh tasting spaghetti sauce ever. If you have milk cartons wash and save fill 3/4 full. fold over top and tape. great containers to freeze the sauce in

    • Lulu says:

      Scald them for a few seconds in boiling water. Take them out and slip the skins off. Then freeze them in ziplocks for use in soup, chili, or anything that you would use canned tomatoes. You can even use “cracked” tomatoes before they spoil.

      • Constance says:

        Drying extra tomatoes works great but it heats up the house, I guess if it’s hot enough you could dry them outside but they would probably draw a bunch of flies. Making spaghetti sauce is a great idea, if you don’t want to can it you can freeze it. Or one time I made a huge pot of sauce and was going to can it and my son came over, called some friends, some neighbors came by and the next thing I knew it was all gone that night. But it was a good time.

    • Erica says:

      Here’s another idea, one my family loves: Dice 4-8 tomatoes (about two per person). Put them with their juices into a bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste, along with crushed red pepper to taste. Add 2-3 garlic cloves, minced. Leave it out on the counter (if it’s really hot you can refrigerate it, but it tastes better if you leave it out. After it has set out for the day, add 1 few tablespoons of good olive oil and some fresh basil cut into thin strips (all of this to taste). Then cook some linguine or spaghetti and toss it with the fresh tomato sauce. I swear, this is delish, and so easy, and it doesn’t matter what the tomatoes look like. Throw a big party, and there you go. People will want the recipe, and you can pass it out with the leftover tomatoes.

  18. DeniseVB says:

    Funny this young lady was never discussed on the Obama Networks….

    http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2013/07/16/obama-learn-legal-intern/

    Interned (worked for FREE) with the Zimmerman team. CNN video at the link.

    • 1539days says:

      I noticed CNN said she was the African American on Zimemrman’s “otherwise all-white defense team”. Well, yes. Except for the non-white people, every group of people is all-white.

    • She is getting beat up a bit on Twitter, but on some black sites, some people are saying things like, “Y’all glorify Jeantel and shit on intelligent black women like this. And then wonder why you’re still in the ghetto.”

      Looks like the ghetto faction is starting to get some pushback from the educated faction of the black community. Hmmm…

  19. myiq2xu says:

    THIS IS NOT ME:

    For one thing I am 53, not 39. Then there is the restraining order. And the ankle monitor.

  20. yttik says:

    Hillary and I are so done.

  21. elliesmom says:

    So I click on over to Twitchy to see how the #zimmermantipline is doing, and what do I see? A bunch of idiots who believe a story by the Onion that reports George Zimmerman has won the Florida State Lottery. Who are the “low information voters”?

  22. swanspirit says:

    Hillary makes me sad , I really wonder about her now , especially in light of her complete lack of sympathy for Ambassador Stevens , supposedly her “friend”

  23. Pretty amazing comment from TalkLeft:

    So many people have viewed this case through the lens of their own preconceptions that it’s practically impossible to change people’s minds about what happened that night. I’ve spoken to many white people who are so biased that they simply cannot see the obvious elements in this case. The bias comes not from direct racism toward other groups, but rather, fear of racism. White guilt actually perpetuates anti-black racism because it creates blocks that prevent people from seeing reality. Because we don’t want to be called racist, we desperately try to frame events in a light that ignores reality.

    Trayvon Martin is dead. Perhaps his own actions caused his death. Perhaps he is complicit, both legally and ethically. Perhaps not. But there are other children like him who will face similar situations in the future. Those who are still screaming “Justice for Trayvon,” in spite of the evidence indicating Martin came back and confronted and attacked Zimmerman, do a grave disservice to the rest of our children. Many will continue to act like hoodies are a cultural badge that cannot be criticized, seeing it as a “right” to dress a certain way, rather than a statement that defines our values. Our youth would be better served by understanding the full complexities of the interaction that night so they do not make the same mistakes.

    Please try to understand the dangers those disingenuous people pose to our children. In their zealous attempts to be compassionate about racism, they cannot see that a young black man might be more racist or even just more hostile than the supposedly “white Hispanic” who he thought profiled him. How do I teach my kids not to be hotheads when millions of people continue to believe Martin had no choice in this conflict because some racist white bigot stalked him then killed him?

    The take-home lesson from all of this might be “Belligerence Kills.” I will teach my children and their friends that lesson. I hope those of you who are angry that Zimmerman wasn’t punished will try to understand that perpetuating a false scenario about an event like this hurts people of color by creating even more racial enmity, in this case, animosity toward whites, and excuses for angry youth and parents who do not properly parent their children.

    Jeralyn’s follow up is also pretty interesting.

  24. foxyladi14 says:

    That is amaing. Thank you Lola. 🙂

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