After Stoking Racial Tensions, Obama Calls for Calm After Zimmerman Acquittal


obamaPresident Barack Obama called for calm today after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, as hundreds of civil rights demonstrators turned out at rallies to condemn racial profiling.

Obama, who once said, “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon,” called for a peaceful response to a case that polarized the U.S. public from the beginning, raising issues of racial profiling and gun control.

“We are a nation of laws and a jury has spoken,” he said in a statement. “I now ask every American to respect the call for calm reflection from two parents who lost their young son.”

{Andy Newscenter}


  1. right he would be a drug addict etc y is it that people “profile” is it because there is a history perhaps? how many white neighborhoods are off limits after dark versus how many black neighborhoods are you risking your life at night. how many white people ever warned a bblack person to not go to white neighborhoods at night for safety reasons like i had a black person tell me it was too dangerous to go to a black neighborhood at night. ( oh i am sorry this was politically not correct)

  2. Obama is a fine president. His only real problem is that he does not write the songs that light up the skies. Either way, he is not starting a racist war unless you think that the sink has courage.

  3. Zim was tried in a court. It was shown that he is innocent. He went to look at what a hoodie was doing walking between houses in a private gated area. (I’m sure any of us would want to see what is going on if we encountered a similar situation.)

    The dispatcher told him not to follow tray and he respinded “ok”.
    Zim then said that he did not follow him and there is no evidence to say that he did.
    So then the druggy comes back towards him and starts beating him like an animal.
    The court sees all this as well as the lies of the liberal noise makers, and rule the truth that Zim is innocent.
    But for some reason can accept this

    If he is innocent, why is almost every politician condemn ng the court. Its complete insanity in my mind. I cant get my yead round it.
    Obama should say that trayvon was wrong and zim was right and that is what the judge has said.

  4. If Zimmerman were black and found not guilty, and people cried for justice, black people would find that racist too.