Comments on: Sen. Cardin on Trayvon Martin: ‘Soul Searching’ Needed http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/03/senator-cardin-on-trayvon-martin-soul-searching-needed/ The latest Politics news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers including Jake Tapper, George Stephanopoulos and more. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:02:01 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: MT http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/03/senator-cardin-on-trayvon-martin-soul-searching-needed/#comment-22111762 MT Mon, 02 Apr 2012 17:52:44 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=544432#comment-22111762 The "new" video released today is not enhanced. The first copy ABC aired was intentionally poor. ABC originally aired a copy that was recorded while it played on a tv/computer screen -- it was NOT the original recording. The edge of the screen is plainly visible in the beginning of the video and the footage is unsteady because the camera is being held by someone. In fact, the person operating the camera notices he has the edge of the screen in the shot several seconds in and moves it over! This was INTENTIONAL. The “new” video released today is not enhanced. The first copy ABC aired was intentionally poor. ABC originally aired a copy that was recorded while it played on a tv/computer screen — it was NOT the original recording. The edge of the screen is plainly visible in the beginning of the video and the footage is unsteady because the camera is being held by someone. In fact, the person operating the camera notices he has the edge of the screen in the shot several seconds in and moves it over! This was INTENTIONAL.

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By: In the name of reason http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/03/senator-cardin-on-trayvon-martin-soul-searching-needed/#comment-22028102 In the name of reason Sun, 01 Apr 2012 16:38:22 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=544432#comment-22028102 As a correction to my comment, I have a typo it's 95% of young black men are killed by other black men (I mistyped 5%). As a correction to my comment, I have a typo it’s 95% of young black men are killed by other black men (I mistyped 5%).

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By: In the name of reason http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/03/senator-cardin-on-trayvon-martin-soul-searching-needed/#comment-22027942 In the name of reason Sun, 01 Apr 2012 16:36:19 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=544432#comment-22027942 This is an unfortunate incident, either resulting from an imbalanced person making an inaccurate judgment call OR based on a young man causing trouble and agitating the wrong person (probably, it's a little of both). I'll note that the killer was Latino and not White (but somehow everyone has decided to call him "White" so they can make whites the enemy - a classic strategy among people of color in this society). The thing that REALLY bothers me is the rallying cry of the black community (up to the level of otherwise rational black news commentators) that black young men are being killed in disproportionate numbers and the insinuation that it is a result of these kinds of incidents. (5% of the deaths of young black men are by other young black men (and much of the other 5% is most likely related to incidents with police enforcement). The black community knows the real facts but they don't want to face it - young black me are dying disproportionately because they kill each other and they kill each other because it has become acceptable in some of their communities for them to carry guns. THAT is what the black community should be outraged and rallying about because that is the real issue. I live in Oakland CA and I've seen it all play out. There are black kids out there carrying guns (yes, more so than white kids). They cause trouble, hold up local shops and scare people and it goes on without a whole lot of notice or publicity. However, if a white cop should attack or kill one of these kids in the line of duty, they would be labelled a racist that intentionally killed a black kid just for being black - that is a lie I have heard too many times now. Hoodies have nothing to do with it - all kids, black, white and everyone else wears a hoodie out here. This is an unfortunate incident, either resulting from an imbalanced person making an inaccurate judgment call OR based on a young man causing trouble and agitating the wrong person (probably, it’s a little of both). I’ll note that the killer was Latino and not White (but somehow everyone has decided to call him “White” so they can make whites the enemy – a classic strategy among people of color in this society). The thing that REALLY bothers me is the rallying cry of the black community (up to the level of otherwise rational black news commentators) that black young men are being killed in disproportionate numbers and the insinuation that it is a result of these kinds of incidents. (5% of the deaths of young black men are by other young black men (and much of the other 5% is most likely related to incidents with police enforcement). The black community knows the real facts but they don’t want to face it – young black me are dying disproportionately because they kill each other and they kill each other because it has become acceptable in some of their communities for them to carry guns. THAT is what the black community should be outraged and rallying about because that is the real issue. I live in Oakland CA and I’ve seen it all play out. There are black kids out there carrying guns (yes, more so than white kids). They cause trouble, hold up local shops and scare people and it goes on without a whole lot of notice or publicity. However, if a white cop should attack or kill one of these kids in the line of duty, they would be labelled a racist that intentionally killed a black kid just for being black – that is a lie I have heard too many times now. Hoodies have nothing to do with it – all kids, black, white and everyone else wears a hoodie out here.

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By: Veritas http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/03/senator-cardin-on-trayvon-martin-soul-searching-needed/#comment-21635312 Veritas Tue, 27 Mar 2012 21:43:06 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=544432#comment-21635312 Cnd Fox, what if Zimmerman's version is true? There is absolutely no evidence to contradict anything he has said,while there is absolutely no evidence to confirm anything alleged by Sharpton,Jackson,Lee,etc. It has gotten so bad that Spike Lee in his zeal to persecute Zimmerman put out his address-except it was somebody else's address!How can any true liberal support this media lynching of the victim of a 6'3" aggressor who's last words were" Do you have a problem?Well you do now!" Cnd Fox, what if Zimmerman’s version is true? There is absolutely no evidence to contradict anything he has said,while there is absolutely no evidence to confirm anything alleged by Sharpton,Jackson,Lee,etc. It has gotten so bad that Spike Lee in his zeal to persecute Zimmerman put out his address-except it was somebody else’s address!How can any true liberal support this media lynching of the victim of a 6’3″ aggressor who’s last words were” Do you have a problem?Well you do now!”

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By: CND FOX http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/03/senator-cardin-on-trayvon-martin-soul-searching-needed/#comment-21627042 CND FOX Tue, 27 Mar 2012 19:10:54 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=544432#comment-21627042 "it has nothing to do with race other than an upcoming election..."....and that is absolute 'garbage' catman...and you know it. If our nation does not investigate and discuss an obvious 'high profile case such as this one'...we will never overcome our nation's 'sordid past'. “it has nothing to do with race other than an upcoming election…”….and that is absolute ‘garbage’ catman…and you know it. If our nation does not investigate and discuss an obvious ‘high profile case such as this one’…we will never overcome our nation’s ‘sordid past’.

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By: bee http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/03/senator-cardin-on-trayvon-martin-soul-searching-needed/#comment-21622142 bee Tue, 27 Mar 2012 17:47:18 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=544432#comment-21622142 This is another example of TV media journalism (CBS,ABC,NBC) not reporting or releasing accurate information. It is all about ratings and embellishing information to report to us. It has only gotten worse since Obama has been in office. I do not believe journalist any longer investigate, interpret, or communicate news accurately. Whatever happen to investigating tips, researching documents, and communicating it logically and interestingly so the public can understand. News channels should provide impartial news. I thought journalism had ethics & defamation laws to abide. It is IMPORTANT to serve the public with accurate information. There must be a change in how the news channels report information to the public. This is another example of TV media journalism (CBS,ABC,NBC) not reporting or releasing accurate information. It is all about ratings and embellishing information to report to us. It has only gotten worse since Obama has been in office. I do not believe journalist any longer investigate, interpret, or communicate news accurately. Whatever happen to investigating tips, researching documents, and communicating it logically and interestingly so the public can understand. News channels should provide impartial news. I thought journalism had ethics & defamation laws to abide. It is IMPORTANT to serve the public with accurate information. There must be a change in how the news channels report information to the public.

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By: catman http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/03/senator-cardin-on-trayvon-martin-soul-searching-needed/#comment-21620242 catman Tue, 27 Mar 2012 17:15:29 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=544432#comment-21620242 bad things happen everyday and it has nothing to do with race other than an upcomming election. perhaps if you and obama got all the facts before creating race war we wouldnt be here.do you think going after the name zimmerman is racail profiling? you guys stepped into it with both feet. duke la crosse bad things happen everyday and it has nothing to do with race other than an upcomming election. perhaps if you and obama got all the facts before creating race war we wouldnt be here.do you think going after the name zimmerman is racail profiling? you guys stepped into it with both feet. duke la crosse

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