MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade is not one known to venture into controversial topics often, but Friday, Wade addressed the Trayvon Martin shooting on Twitter.

Wade changed his Twitter avatar, or picture, to a shot of himself in a hooded sweatshirt, or hoodie. He also used the hashtags hoodies, stereotype, trayvonmartin in the post with the photo.

“This situation hit home for me because last Christmas, all my oldest son wanted as a gift was hoodies,” said Wade, who has a 10 and 14-year old son. “So when I heard about this a week ago, I thought of my sons. I’m speaking up because I feel it’s necessary that we get past the stereotype of young, black men and especially with our youth.”

A little after 1:30 p.m, the entire Miami Heat team followed suit and posted a picture of the team in hoodies.

The team picture was released on LeBron James’ Twitter account with the hashtag, #WeAreTrayvonMartin.

The use of a hoodie was a reference to what Trayvon Martih, 17, was wearing when he was gunned down in a Sanford neighborhood by a neighborhood watchman named George Zimmerman.

There have been no charges against Zimmerman yet, but the Sanford Police chief has stepped down temporarily and a new prosecutor was named to the case by Governor Rick Scott Thursday night.

Wade had started addressing the Trayvon Martin case Thursday evening when he began retweeting comments from CNN commentator Roland Martin.

“You don’t think your voice matter? 1,354,645 have signed the petition demanding justice for Trayvon Martin,” Martin tweeted, which Wade retweeted. “But the Trayvon Martin case is NOT over. Keep pushing. Keep prodding. Keep planning. Keep protesting. Justice is not an overnight thing!”

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Comments (217)
  1. Dan Shame says:

    Eric Holder refused to press charges against the Black Panthers in Philly for intimidating white folks if they didn’t vote for Obama. Now you have the Black Panthers, no doubt being directed by Louis Farrakkan inciting the dead or alive activity in Sanford. You know what these racists want, and it can only end one way now. It’s gonna make Watts look like a picnic because this time it’s gonna start in white neighborhoods with Nation of Islam and SEIU supplying the firepower to kill white people. Just wait and see what Obama does when it starts. This has been in the planning stage for 47 years. Time to implement the plan…..

    1. Jerry says:

      Ah…it’s enough to make Barney Frank gag…& that’s sayin’ sumptin’ !

  2. nkII says:

    To often people conclude that for which they have no knowledge. They write out of their prejudice towards their politics and/or their own predisposed attitudes. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, based on a 20 year survey, more than 1 million whites were murdered, robbed, assaulted or raped by a black person while whites committed less than 135,000 similar crimes on blacks. In addition, most violent crimes are committed within the same racial group. For instance approximately 75% of the violent crimes committed by whites are on whites and approximately 85% of black violent crime are committed against other blacks. If one assumes, perhaps incorrectly, that any crime against a person of a different race is motivated by race then you would have to conclude that blacks are far more racist than whites. Taking one tragic potential murder and escalating to an “indicative” state of racial relations is inversely “indicative” of a dangerous political trend that should no longer be tolerated. There are approximately 2 murders every minute in the United States out of a population of nearly 312 million people. Objectively, just which way of thinking is racist? Which way is prejudice? Which way is manipulative? Which way is politically subversive?

  3. Jackie says:

    When black men don hoodies, crime will frequently be committed.

    1. Voice of reason says:

      Hoodies and sagging pants give the impression that the person is or wants to be a gangster. I see one and move to the other side of the street. You can’t even see whether he’s black or white, but covering their face is a sign that the person is avoiding identification. How infantile of Wade and Lebron to promote a disgraceful fashion!

  4. Mike says:

    The Heat is wrong to act like this. Racist maybe, wrong for certain.

  5. Abe Itterclinger says:

    Isn’t that special…the entire Heat team dressing up like the stereotypical thugs they purport that the “hoodie” shouldn’t represent. Dress up like a physician, people approach you like a physician. Dress up like a rodeo clown, people treat you like a rodeo clown. Dress up like a thug/criminal? How do you expect sensitized people to react? As I recall, and this may not be exactly how he worded it, but the Good Reverend Jackson even admitted to being apprehensive being approached by black men in an alley at night.

    1. jimbo says:

      You are the “clown” who mentioned the word, “interclinger”. Louis sounds like a wannabe lawyer, who still cannot pass the easiest question on the bar exam.

    2. beedogs says:

      Abe, you seem like a rather stupid person.

      1. Barry bin Inhalin says:

        Really? What makes you say that beedogs? Please be specific – are you disagreeing with that Abe said?

        The Left can’t argue the facts so it tosses around race, insults and idealogicial dogma in its place.

      2. NoQuarter says:

        Include “rather” whenever you comment “beedogs”. You’ll seem less stupid than you are.

    3. Parker says:

      And hardly a word in the media about the DOUBLING of the murder rate in Chicago so far this year. Almost all Black on Black crime.

      Where are the protests?

      More murders in Chicago last weekend than in Afghanistan. But all we get from the media is stories that the race hustlers prefer.

      1. Elliott carlin says:

        Parker hits it on the head

      2. Dan says:

        That’s great racist rhetoric! You ever think of running for office?

    4. New Orleans Grown says:

      Do you really think that only those who you think are thugs wears hoddies???? SO SILLY

  6. Jesse, NYC says:

    Real classy..NOT!

    1. MrLickit says:

      They are perpetrating a stereotype by wearing those hoodies with this stunt, just the opposite of the “right thing to do”. I’ll bet everyone doing this, walking out, chanting outrage, STILL do not realize the shooter is not white!

      1. MrLickit says:

        hey moderator, you azz-hole, I did not write that, you edited it to fit into your little comfort zone.

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      4. Fred Beloits says:

        Monks of Mayhem.
        Dept of Justice numbers from 2009, most recent reliable numbers via Leon de Winter at Pajamas Media:

        “About 13% of the population is black. About 80% is white (this number includes Hispanics).
        In 2009, 2,963 white individuals were killed by white offenders. White offenders killed 209 black individuals.
        In that same year, 2,604 black individuals were killed by black offenders. And 454 white individuals were killed by black offenders.
        As we see, there is cross-racial deadly violence, but offenders mainly cause victims within their own race; it is so-called intra-racial.”

      5. TweetOnThis says:

        More state run media “news.” Unelected officials took over Washington and the media after the coup and cover up. Even most of the comments online are financed with your tax dollars. Big brother is trying to create the perception of public opinion while burying the truth. They think you can’t handle the truth. Fact of the matter is we have no democracy, president, and freedom of press is an illusion.

        Our next election is shaping up to be as big of a sham as the last. Do you know why Sarah Palin’s bus tour was really canceled? Do you know why she stayed 30 miles away from the second debate and chose the death of Steve Jobs to announce that she’s not running? Know what leaked out? Sarah Palin and Cain aren’t in the race for the same reason, the truth leaked out.

        Search PalinsDirtyLittleSecret for the biggest cover up in world history before it disappears forever much like me.

    2. bikertrash says:

      Hoodie is as hoodie does

  7. Bobthemoron says:

    Hoods wearing hoods.

  8. Paul says:

    As if the world didn’t need another reason to despise the Heat…..joining the usual posse of race hustlers to sensationalize the kid’s death. I wonder why they ignored all the previous black on unarmed black killings in Florida up until now.

    1. MrLickit says:

      IT has nothing to do with the Heat. The White House is constantly on the lookout for any violence against a black, to turn it into a “race thing”. The mistake they made, is they saw the name, “Zimmerman”, and thought it was a white Jew. Laugh, it was an Hispanic….

      It is all about the race peddlers and Obamma, using this to deflect attention away from O’s failed presidency, and his attempt to take this country into the depths of he11 with his Marx ist policies.

      1. Ren757 says:

        It didn’t have anything to do with the Heat until they did this stupid stuff. Lost respect for all of them. What will they say if the investigation turns up that Treyvon was assaulting Zimmerman? Apparently its going that way.

    2. George Oboingo says:

      Blacks come from a stoneage culture just 200 years ago. They will never be our equal IQ wise, mentally, family structure wise.These are disparities that make it impossible for white and black to ever be integrated fully. Whites on average will always have more and achieve more, thus making for black resentment as long as we live together. I wish i was wrong but I am not. Look at the black situation the world over, choas and coups and tribal violence.

      1. Dan says:

        Your comment reflects approximately a fifth grade level of English proficiency. That would make your grammar equal “IQ wise” to an average 11 year old. Bring your post to a secondary education English teacher for specific critique. You should be able to find one in any sex, race, culture, or sexual orientation of your choosing.

      2. New Orleans Grown says:

        You must be on crack to out that……..Man up!!!!!!

      1. White Cracker says:

        I despise Thug Ball in general!

    3. Rufus Jeters PH. says:

      1. LeBron needs to be more clutch in the closing minutes
      2. This media sensation will backfire for Obama as more whites are ticked off than blacks over this
      3. Laws have been passed that protect white gun ownership and guns have been sold to whites in large numbers so much that it is eroding the black communities ability to make a living at theft

    4. Richard says:

      What would happen if the white players donned white hoods?

      1. White Cracker says:

        Probably get shot!

      2. Sultan of swat says:

        At this rate they might have to.

    5. Dutra says:

      They all look stupid. And when the facts of the case come out (Trayvon the aggressor. Criminal record, etc.) they will look even more stupid than they are.

    6. Jose says:

      everyday black young men rob and murder fellow black men, asian businessmen, hispanic labourers and white professionals and they never protest.
      everyone in this country should protest black robberies,killings,drug wars,single moms with 8 kids on welfare,public housing.
      stop blaming others for your problems.
      in this case we need to thoroughly investigate why martin was killed and zimmerman should be arrested and tried if he is guilty.
      but stop the blck polticians to use this tragedy to get black votes in november.

  9. MrLogical says:

    Am I wrong or did I hear today that Mr. Zimmerman is actually Hispanic, and that he has black relatives and friends? Why is this guy being stereotyped as a ‘white supremacist’? Isn’t stereotyping being criticized here, or is stereotyping a one-way street?

    1. GrandInquisitor says:

      Q – When do Hispanics become white?
      A – When the kill a black

      1. Ronaldo510 says:

        Where and when was he stereotyped as a white supremacist? It seems like your just making stuff up.

      2. Diana says:

        When you have a white father, his father is white so that make him a red neck

      3. Brian says:

        So does that men Obama is also white because he has a white parent and was raised my his white grandparents? Race is only an issue in America now as an excuse. Together we are all destroying our country

      4. Fred Beloits says:

        You had better ask the Democraticans in Congress about that, They are the ones who made the term Hispanic apply to whites who spoke Spanish. This came from their Minority Division and Race-baiting Headquarters in DC.

    2. Denny says:

      Doesn’t matter that the shooter was Hispanic, ianytime the blacks can make a case for racism they will even when the FACTS clearly point otherwise. And they wonder why America has no use for these lazy ass welfare sucking losers.

      1. Original Man says:

        Check your facts nut bag! There are more whites on welfare than Blacks!

      2. nkII says:

        So, you are surprised that there are more “whites”on welfare than “black”! Are you also surprised to know that there are over 180 million “whites” and 26 million blacks? In addition, will you be equally surprised to know how the government defines “welfare”? Well, the definition includes social security, medicaid, aid to families with dependent children, food and food stamps, public housing, etc. In fact, the definition is so broad that it mean, “all entitlement programs funded through taxes.” Your statement that “whites” receive more welfare than “blacks”, either on a numbers, percentage, or dollar bases are meaningless when you understand how the present government uses those numbers.

      3. anita daeoph says:

        Original- You are correct; however, if you get down to it %wise one would find Black-American are the higher % when comparing them to the number of Black-Americans in the USA versus % of caucasian.

        How one presents themself is a factor on how someone gets treated(if it looks like a thug, acts like a thug, etc..). Martin was not street smart and now he is dead; Zimmerman seems to just be an over zealous wanna-be. I believe everyone jumped the gun, finding Zimmerman guilty before the facts were out.

        Regardless, it is unfortuanate to lose a loved one, especially in such a violent manner.

      4. Sultan of swat says:

        Original man-hey nut sack, 99.99% of blacks could be killers, and you would say “not all are like that”. You go live with ’em if you feel that way. 50% black men are felons, whassup with that scrot sack?

      5. Original Man says:

        Sad people, once again you are not taking in the context in which the response was written. Not surprised at sultan of ball sweats response.

    3. scott vines says:

      The idiotic race-baiters don’t realize that “hispanic” isn’t a racial category. Mr. Zimmerman apparently has some German and possibly even some Jewish ancestry. So what? The socialist/statist establishment media and the White House want to exploit the incident, so the man becomes a “white, southern cracker with a gun as his noose” in the minds of black and liberal racist hypocrites. We’re tired of your stupidity.

    4. Jimmy Carter says:

      This is what happens when Africans can’t control themselves and react to every situation with violence. It is clear now that the young African attacked Mr. Zimmerman and wouldn’t stop. The African community needs to train its young warriors not to attack in every situation that they feel uncomfortable. 1 million years ago this instinct was a desirable trait…but today, that mutated gene is counterproductive.

      1. White Cracker says:

        The dude was Cuban/Mexican that tells me he not white!

      2. Original Man says:

        Africans? Are you insinuating that Blacks are not real Americans? Why don’t we ask the Indians who the real Americans are?

      3. nkII says:

        You are obviously well founded in history. Europeans named the two “American” continents NOT the Indians! Indian nations were a scattering of tribes on this continent with loyalty to “their” nations. Americans are the people that made this nation possible, built it, and came to improve their lives. “Blacks” that claim they are “African” are NOT Americans. They are “African”. Any “whites” that claim they are “Europeans” are NOT Americans. Those of us that are Americans left where we came from behind us and BECAME Americans.

      4. White Cracker says:

        Original man, no offense to you. If you want to be called African before American I just dropped the American cause no reason to hide behind such a great word like American! He already hates America so stop hating the American part and just call yourself African! Go to Africa and see how bad it sucks and see what a great nation this is! Sure it has faults, but there is no place in the world like this place!

      5. Original Man says:

        I have never referred to myself as African…..and as for nkII, I don’t need a history lesson. After reading nkll’s response….seems that I’ve made my point.

      6. nkII says:

        Mr Original Man you are correct. You don’t need a history lesson you need two course: One in history and the other in analytics. When you are PROVEN to be wrong you insist that the proof that demonstrates you are wrong proves that you were correct! Your other comments, some of which I replied to are also equally skewed. Are you going to stand by your comment that “Africans” are Americans and that the Indians are the “real Americans”? Being an American means loyalty to America and to no other country or continent. Being a “real” American doesn’t mean you lived on the continent before it was named nor before it became the United States of America.

  10. atommc says:

    Wade, you give a bad name to jocks. Before you go accusing Zimmerman (who incidentally isn’t white) of murder him you might want to know:
    What time did incident happen?
    How far away from area did Treyvon live?
    Was the neighborhood on the route to his house?
    Was it too hot in Orlando for a hoodie?

    1. tnmccoy says:

      All good questions. What was Martin’s background and previous legal status? Why was a neighborhood watch necessary? What about Martin’s blood alcohol or drug levels? The same with the shooter. You see, there are so many open questions that will be answered in a court case. We don’t need black posses out there trying to string the guy up. Sharpton, Jackson, Farrakhan, and Obama should crawl back under their rocks.

      1. Sultan of swat says:

        Looking at the long term, like i like to do….i do not see how white & blaack can live together. In truth africans make us more miserable each and every year. Whats in it for whites., except no peace of mind in dealings with blacks. I predict in 20 years a new Jim Crow emerges.And someone will draft RG3 second under black fan pressure.

  11. william devine says:

    yeah this “child” victim” turns out to be 6’2 grown man and the “white shooter” isn’t white. good job Mr president stirring racial hate. eyewitness said zimmerman was under attack and calling for help

  12. Rufus Jeters PH. says:

    Blacks and Obama overplayed their hand on this one. We are sick of the chaos, illigitimacy, crime, and hate that run amuck wherever blacks live in great numbers.
    Whites have so much power to disconnect with blacks. Do we really need them?No….do they need us?yes

  13. Infidel says:

    Hoodies…This is how the sport of basketball has devolved. Really, that’s their entire game, a little solidarity, and a good game. I remember when it used to be a respectable sport, when players were heroes to be looked up to, unlike now with street thugs taking over the game. You’ll notice they lack the intellect for anything complicated.

    1. Kent says:

      95% of these “players” would be lucky holding a job washing dishes. Most of them would be in jail.

    2. anita daeoph says:

      Infidel- You are so correct. I used to love to watch the NBA, now it seems like nothing but a game full of ball-hog thugs.

  14. Bogus Boggs says:

    This kid’s death is a tragedy, but where was this outpouring of anger over the murder of Jamiel Shaw in March 2008? He was a 17 year old African-American who busted his butt to get good grades in school all the while busting his butt on the football field. He was looking at a scholarship to Stanford, and would have gone there if not for the fact while less than three blocks from his home, he was gunned down by a Latino member of the 18th Street gang. Why did they shoot him? Because they asked him who he was “with”, and when he said no one, they shot him to death anyway. Oh yeah, his mother was in the Army serving in Iraq at the time, only to find out her son had been murdered by an illegal alien gang member who had been released from County the night before! Where were the protests against his murder? Where was the righteous indignation over this heinous crime? Where were the pro basketball players calling for justice in this case? Where was Jesse? Where was Al? Where?

    1. jondos says:

      Great point for reflection. I wonder why there IS a difference? If you REALLY care about one, you HAVE to care about the other!

    2. Fred says:

      Simple, the cold blooded killer’s name is hispanic ‘Espinoza’ not Jewish ‘Zimmerman’.

      The left is so desperate to stir up racial hatred they’ve gone beyond skin color and are now resorting to surnames.

  15. Kevin says:

    More cheap symbolism.

  16. Tvoe says:

    “Chicago, former home of president obama, on Wednesday reached 100 homicides for the year—the fastest the city has hit this mark in at least seven years,police data show.

    Seventeen homicides have been recorded in the last week—including four each on Saturday and Sunday, a analysis of preliminary police information found”

    These 100 murder in Chicago, the vast majority of which are committed by people of color on people of color, count for NOTHING. But 1 murder in Florida requires the president to insert his opinion in order to gain POLITICAL points.

  17. Concerned Citizen says:

    if i saw that in my yard at night, i’d shoot it

  18. Barack Obama Eats Krap says:

    The NBA is as full of black thugs as the National Felon League and BOTH SUCK!

  19. pete says:

    This POTUS needs the black votes. What do you expect him to do. Can you imagine the out cry if he stood silent. All i have to say, is lock and lo/ad. If they want to say he’s hispanic to have the blacks attack us, well bring it on. I’ll take a few down with me. Cheers!!.

    1. Ronaldo510 says:

      You should probably loosen the straps on your tin-foil hat alittle. Barring that, why don’t you try holding your breath until the start of the race war you so desperately crave and save the oxygen for the rest of us.

      1. Silence Dogood says:

        Do you deny that the president is a race-baiter? Please! The evidence is rampant. Remember the infamous “beer summit” after Barry Hussein stuck his nose in the Harvard police’s business? Hmmmm? Or do you choose to conveniently forget every shred of evidence that BHO uses race to his advantage at every turn?

        I’m NOT advocating violence or a race war, but people like YOU need to have the intellectual honesty to admit that BHO is fanning the flames of racism. Get over yourself!

      2. Kent says:

        Renaldo is a racist. Our POTUS is the worst to ever occupy the white house and has done more damage than can be calculated. He leaves a stain that will take years to fix. So when he is backed up he reverts to the usual black trick of playing the race card. SUPRISE! IT DOESNT WORK ANYMORE!! People have figured it out like the boy who cries wolf. Personaly I think its great that people have started to realize this and the blacklash is going to be fun to watch.

  20. pete says:

    Do you know how many blacks kill other blacks on a daily basis, especially on june teen day. I don;t hear the out cry from Jesse Jackson and gang. They encourage violence. Will all we can do is protect our selves and our families against these thugs. Come on white folks, blacks can’t stand ya’ll and ya’ll fear them. Millions of white folks voted for Obama. You have a choice this Nov. Get this thug out of the white house.

    1. White Cracker says:

      Look at all the Black Africans killing each other in New Orleans, Chicago, Washington D.C., ect! Get over your self Jessie, Fat Al Sharpton and all CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC! The dude was Hispanic! He’s not white. A Cuban/Mexican killed a African!

      1. Original Man says:

        African….you are so stupid that you think that’s an insult.

      2. nkII says:

        Believe what you want but, “African” is not a compliment. Those that proudly wear that banner are in the wrong country. If you think the continent of Africa is a symbol of what the world should be like then it would sure be “dark” as the primitive culture that seems to have arisen out of it.

      3. Original Man says:

        @ nkII
        The meaning of the post is that we’ve been called worse. Funny that you read into “African” so deeply instead of placing the attack where it belongs…..the comments of the white cracker.

      4. nkII says:

        My comments nor your comments clearly have nothing to do with being “called worse.” The comments are based on the factual situation and miss direction will not change that basis. So, address the rebuttal. I do not believe you have stated and supported any position with any evidence that what is being said is not true. Finally, the terms you use to identify yourself or others is illustrative of your emphasis. Everyone, regardless of how they got here (US citizens), need to subordinate their heritage to the “American” heritage. I’m 2nd generation this country and I’m an American citizen and my full undivided loyalty is to the United States of America. For this reason, YOUR bringing up “African” makes it a topic and if it is possible to “read into” what you mean then you need to tighten up your comments so that they aren’t an issue. My issue is with your comments in response to White Cracker. I would not phrase my comments as White Cracker phrased them. However, in substance he/she is generally correct in the substance of what he wrote.

  21. chesterthe says:

    Stupid is as stupid does….How about all you finger pointing “jurists” wait to get on the jury & hear all the evidence before you go lynching this fool?

  22. the truth will set you free says:

    thats why blacks hate tebow the kids see the contrast between tim and their carjacking, home invading,crack dealing,gangster parents or parent because their father already moved on to knock up their 5th,6th,or7th mother

    1. concretetundra says:

      Why is it that anybody with the word TRUTH in their name never ever ever says anything TRUTHFUL? Hundreds and hundreds of people on the Internet have the word TRUTH in their names and I have yet to see any of them say something truthful. That’s the TRUUUUUTH.

    2. Kent says:

      What enflames them more is when its pointed out. Blacklash is comeing.

    3. Original Man says:

      You are a real idiot! Blacks were Kings when your people came crawling out of Europe on all fours.

      1. Dvoraszenik says:

        And you show everyone who the real racists are and always have been. Even your name is racist. Well done coward.

      2. Major Tom says:

        What a moronic statement. Get off the kool aid clown.

      3. nkII says:

        Irrespective of whether or not what you write WAS true the FACT is that “blacks” seem that have been regressive in their development as a culture while those inferior “whites” have moved forward from where they started. In addition, if you are in fact an expert in anthropology, which I doubt, you would know that the human race started in Africa and with the head start, like the head start program, haven’t done much with their head start. Friend, we are not going to put up with the culture of entitlement that some “blacks” have much longer. Nearly every city “blacks” government, now the nation, you have managed to miss manage it and people flee, including “blacks”, to get away from that culture. Opportunity becomes something when someone does something with it.

      4. Octavius says:

        I know, and we blacksl invented peanut butter flying machines and the moving picture, and the iron horse and the auto carriage. Yes sub-sahara Africa, where african race is really from(not Arab peninsula) has no remnants of any civilization except shrunken heads. No irrigation trenches no wheel. Look at Detroit being dismantled into open fields and ruins.A real black man can admit his limitations.

  23. Heavily Armed Irishman says:

    Only a fool doesn’t have an AK-47 by now. Keep one bedside and one in your truck.

  24. rex dart eskimo spy says:

    clearly this man is bulling every freedom loving neighborhood watch member in the world. maybe if the president would throw out all the illegals, fewer blacks thugs would have to be afraid of hispanics.

    1. White Cracker says:

      Damn, why didnt I think of that one???

  25. stacie says:

    Since the MSM finally admitted that Zimmerman is Hispanic and Not white, it’s not as much fun to stir the pot….

  26. nick says:

    oh no does this mean janet napolitano will label them terrorists?

    1. Elliott carlin says:

      Not before Holder get the guy convicted and executed (which should be sometime next week)

  27. Brad says:

    will never watch the NBA again – the guy who shot him was a minority wasn”t he?

  28. Brad says:

    If it wasn’t for the NBA, we could have a lot more garbagemen that are 6’7 or taller.

    1. Graham says:

      Wade is a POS. He’s just showing the IQ of 99% of NBA players. He and his lover Lebron should just come out of the closet already.

  29. barry says:

    The BIGGEST problem about all this, is that blacks, hispanics, latinos, etc, will NOT acknowledge that THEY are the ones creating the violent and criminal environment they’re claiming to be the “victims” of!

    THEY are the ones selling the drugs to EACH OTHER, shooting each other, stealing from each other, murdering each other, and walking around in the “gangsta” lifestyle while pointing their finger at ‘society” whenever they get shot with one of their own damn bullets!!

    They claim that the rest of us are “racists” while they hurl racial slurs at each other!

    They’ve created their own destructive environment, but always claim to be the victims of someone else! And until they STOP being such stupid hypocritical PUNKS, they’re going to keep killing each other and being looked upon as “human garbage”.

  30. stoptouchingthatmabel says:

    They have a collective IQ of 58. Where were they when all the black on black crime was taking place twenty-four hours a day seven days a week? These fools glorify gangsta music, clothes and attitudes. Thanks for the help in solving the problems in the black communities now go back to your mansion in your exclusive gated enclave high up on a hill overlooking the little people.

  31. John says:

    Anyone surprised? They may be high paid(why is beyond me) but it only goes to prove ‘you can’t get the Hood out of the hoodie’.

  32. geronimo says:

    So the “hoodie” now becomes a symbol of aggressive racism? The equivalent of the pointy-headed sheet worn by the Klan?

  33. jim norman says:

    how many black inner city kids are murdered each night, but why is this kid the one that tips the scales? its not a white on back crime, is it part of the image that inner city blacks want?

    1. geronimo says:

      The answer is that this case suits those who want to politicize and exploit it for racial advantage. In other words, it allows Sharpton and Jackson and Obama to stir up a stink of their liking.

    2. Cal Hispanic says:

      Sadly it has become political. The fact is an innocent young man lost his life an overzealous wanna be cop who stereotyped a young man for wearing a hoodie.

      1. thetrueanalyst says:

        Who said he stereotyped anyone? I’ve comes across folks like this before, and they’re just egomaniacs on powertrips, it doesn’t matter what you look like to be honest. Given the facts so far, the reason he shot the victim appears to be due to the fact that he got his butt dropped in a dust-up brought about by his overzealous harassment, and nothing more.

      2. the truth will set you free says:

        unprovoked attack according to eyewitness accounts Zimmerman called for help while the 6’2 “child” was smashing his head in the pavement. alway playing the victim. with the media as a willing accomplice. who with hells fury raced out to tell everyone how the racist “white” killed the unarmed “child”…

      3. Bill says:

        It’s good to know you have all of the facts ahead of anyone else.

      4. White Cracker says:

        So Cal Hispanic, you are Judge and Jury w/not seeing all evidence? Your Hispanic brother may not even be guilty and you are throwing him to the wolves! Shame on you!!!

    3. GozieBoy says:

      Truly 100% political garbage. Obama & Co. tried to convince the country that the Giffords shooting was done by a conservative wacko influenced by talk radio (only to learn later that it was a deranged leftist). Next, they played up to the “Occupiers” to divide the country rich versus poor, because there are many more poor and modest income voters than rich. Then Obama creates a bogus “war on women” campaign to try and win most of the women vote. Now Obama and his proxies Revs Holder, Jackson and Sharpton are again trying to divide black against white with this event. Next, you can bet your paycheck that Obama and his loony Dems will try more antics to divide the Hispanic community into hating the Republicans (expect to see many efforts regarding amnesty for illegals before the elections).

      Most Divisive President Ever – it’s not even close.

      1. Silence Dogood says:

        Unfortunately, the Occupy crowd will be back soon. When combined with incidents like this, it could be a very “hot” summer. Trust me that the Left was just waiting for an episode like this to fan the flames of racial divide and class warfare.

        But, hey, this has NOTHING to do with the martial law Executive Order Barry just signed, now does it?

        Nothing to see here folks…move along…

      2. Major Tom says:

        Proves how stupid Obummer is. You’d think he would have learned his leasson by now to shut his mouth and hide behind safe walls. An 86 year old white woman was beaten todeath after being raped up in Oklahoma last week and her husband is fighting for his life in ER. Guess who did it? 20 y.o. BLACK “kid” (they call them ALL kids). Where’s the outrage? Just yesterday a white crippled kid in a wheel chair was collecting donations for handicap kids. He was robbed. Guess by who???? A BLACK guy!!!! Where are you Obummer!!!! You could have been aq great president before you turned out to be the worst in our history. That’s what we get for trying to mend the past.

  34. concretetundra says:

    Never cared for Lebron or the Heat. Now I’m a fan of Lebron and the Heat.

    1. jimbo says:

      then you are a useful idiot of the race-peddlers. And likely a leftist guilty white person, around 70 years old, you get fund-raising letters from Jesse Jackson, I’m guessing?

    2. Silence Dogood says:

      Why? Because they chose to jump on the bandwagon and “represent” thug culture?

      Whatever really happened, it is unfortunate that, A: a young man is dead. And B: a group of poorly educated overpaid thugs chose to capitalize on this incident.

    3. alien5 says:

      Yeah i can see why, concrete tundra , do you even know what that means
      Yeah you are what makes this country a mess

  35. Wheeee says:

    Even though we don’t know all the facts about this incident, Trayvon is automatically assumed to be the innocent party by the media. HUNDREDS of Whites are killed by Blacks in the USA EVERY MONTH simply because they are White, yet we hear NOTHING from the so-called news media about it. No concern, no outcry, no reports about rampant Black racism against Whites ….. NOTHING! Welcome to Obama’s multicultural Marxist utopia folks. Enjoy!

  36. Free Willy says:

    I’m wondering if Mr. Wade sat down with his son and discussed why dressing like a street hood will probably get you treated as such. Want to be thought of as more, pull your pants up, put your hat on straight, lose the hoodie and speak proper english rather than ghetto slang ebonics and I bet you’ll be amazed at how few issues you run into.

    1. TAJ says:

      He doesn’t know who his son is…or how many he has. Are you kidding??

    2. iratenate says:

      amen! how can people not understand this basic concept – nobody on this planet is an angel, and we non-angels tend to judge by appearances first, as wrong as that may be.

    3. Denny says:

      Right on!!!!!!!!!

    4. Patrick says:

      You are one of those people who probably believe that women who dress is tight fitting short clothing are asking to be raped. What’s the difference? I never knew that wearing certain clothing deserves to get you killed. Unbelievable.

  37. pat says:

    Disgraceful. Thug culture.

  38. thetrueanalyst says:

    I’m so sick and tired of the racial and legislative play-up on this entire incident. Honestly, all this garbage actually cheapens what occurred, and it completely serves to ignore whatever truly happened the evening in question. In my experience, the shooter sounds like an overzealous guy with a big ego who let his hot head get the best of him, and nothing more. I’ve run into types like him before, and no, I’m not black, and yes, I’ve been harassed by a self-appointed watchman before, as well as a pair of dirty cops, so where is the outrage from the so called “Civil rights leaders” over that? Oh, I get it, it’s only worth the time when the victim is a fellow black, and the accused isn’t. I remember even discussing my case with an ACLU rep one time, and they never did squat, but oh, God forbid the victim is a minority! You hypocritical race baiters make me sick, and you should really be ashamed of yourselves for being the true racists of the land. As for the so called “Civil rights leaders”, you clowns are irrelevant. Go fly a kite.

  39. jay says:

    I want to know if treyyvon has a record.

    Bonfire of the vanities

    1. Doc says:

      He does have a record, but it’s now locked up in the same safe as Obama’s college records, draft card, and original birth certificate.

  40. Bob says:

    What divides us; conquers us all.
    The President is the Great Divider.

  41. Doc says:

    I would like to hear the opinions of some White Blacks, more White Hispanics, White Indians, White Chinese, and throw in some White Whites for good measure.

  42. Bill says:

    Dress like a thug you get treated like one.

  43. jcx2 says:

    Hoodies were associated with the anarchy and burning of blocks of properties in Britain last year, they are what you see in all the tapes of armed robberies of convenience stores. The Miami Heat just supported the preferred wear of robberies and killings. What fools!

  44. Tom Stevens says:

    To Brian: Just because Obama had a white mother it doesnt mean he is black.I am never going to a Heat game ever. Geraldo Revera was right he makes a good point.

  45. Robert Toth says:


    Dress like a thug so get murdered?

    The Drudge morons are out in force.

  46. beedogs says:

    I can always count on Drudge to bring the racists out of the woodwork.

  47. incredulous says:

    Sadly, too many overreact to an isolated incident like this. It is a shame for all involved. As is always the case the media stokes the fire of already smoldering coals of hatred between some members of the various races. All last year the stories of black on white crime were all over the news and white people reacted the same way. Hopefully, this will just fade away like all the rest. The Hoodie wearing professional athletes should be fired for being involved with something outside their purview. Maybe you nba players should practice shooting the ball from the foul line instead of being ignorantly involved in a story you know third hand. Losers!

  48. DK says:

    Well most of the players in the NBA are just HoodRats anyway. So what’s the point?

  49. b says:

    Forget about the pink teen agers . lets just shoot Heat players instead.

  50. ron says:

    Ts can’t be a hate crime because the perp was a minoroty.

  51. denbarg says:

    Shut the f up and play hoops you idiots. Nobody cares what you think!

  52. CSX says:

    What a disgusting culture. And they do not een know it.

  53. ThomasS says:

    The passion of Dwyane Wade. Its like he is Jebus looking down on the world (that would be basketball) with a great sadness born of universal love. (or in this case the desire to lynch a certain Floridian.)

  54. Michael says:

    I can see it now:
    End of the trial, the Miami Heat team makes up the jury, and LeBron defers his ‘guilty/not guilty’ vote to Dwyane Wade, which Gutierrez takes advantage of and drives in for the emphatic ‘not-guilty’ slam dunk. Boo yah!

    Wait, this isn’t a basketball story?

  55. Elliott carlin says:

    This is just a silly gesture and is a perfect example of thuggery being alive and well in the NBA. It’s why very few over 30 even watch the NBA anymore.
    Dwayne, Do something worthy like finish college. Idiot.

  56. americandust says:

    Funny that Lebron would be so quick to take this up, but when his own employee (he is a co-owner of Liverpool Football club) was charged with racially abusing an opponent he NEVER said a word. I guess money is money and PR is PR. Funny that he didn’t mind the guy who’s paycheck he pays saying to an opponent “i kicked you because you are black” then following up with “I do not talk to blacks”.

    But hey, that wouldn’t help his image in America.

  57. DrJon says:

    So, they want to look like a bunch of thugs to support…what? A fashion that evokes fear, or to support an unfortunate lad, who dressed in a fashion that evoked fear?

    Perhaps I am out of step with some modern thought, but if my child wanted to dress in a fashion that made him look like he was a threat to others, he would have to wait until he was out of my house and on his own and supporting himself.

    We used to have a dress for success maxim, perhaps today the fashion is to dress for death.

    1. jondos says:

      I am also out of step. If “hoodies” are now a thug or tough-guy symbol, it is too bad many young people want to emulate this look. And it probably isn’t limited to only black youth. It was the same thing with the pants that sat on the hips to show the underwear. Although that wasn’t as threatening. But when you wear a jacket with a hood around your face, you appear to be trying to conceal yourself. This could be taken the wrong was, especially at night. It is too bad that Zimmerman did not use better judgement in listening to the police to “not follow the person” he was suspicious of. It is just a very sad story for all involved. And it is also sad that Jamiel Shaw was gunned down for less reason than this young man, and nobody (ie: Sharpton, Jackson, Obama, or the Heat) had any comment on it. Bogus Boggs talks about it above. It is very sad. All of this politicizing about this and there is a family who lost their loved one.

  58. ff says:

    Isnt the shooter Hispanic?

    You’d never know from the MSM stories.

    Doesnt fit the stereotype racial narrative.

    1. Silence Dogood says:

      Shhhhh! Don’t tell anyone!

    2. Doc says:

      No, he is a “White Hispanic”! At least that is what the liberal press is calling him. I wonder why they don’t call Obama a “White Black”?

  59. WilliamPenn says:

    Race-baiting NBA players. They don’t pay for their astonishing number of illegitimate kids by an astonishing number of baby-mammas, but they instigate racial hatred over an incident they know little about

  60. Patrick says:

    Jesus Christ. These comments are disgusting. Then I realized the story was linked on Drudge. Surprise, surprise. It explains the bad grammar and absolutely idiotic comments.

    1. Kate says:

      Your first words explains you.

      1. Patrick says:

        How so, Kate?

      2. nkII says:

        Patrick, won’t directly answer your question to Kate. However, I will attempt to demonstrate your disregard for the facts. A significant part of the “black” community has put itself into the position they now find themselves. You may not the comments. However, in their way they express the frustration of people that have “carried” the “black” community for far to long. Patrick, more than 520,000 “white” union soldiers died for “blacks” in the civil war. They have been billions in financial assistance to better their lot. In turn, according to the to the U.S. Department of Justice, based on a 20 year survey, more than 1 million whites were murdered, robbed, assaulted or raped by a black person while whites committed less than 135,000 similar crimes on blacks. In addition, most violent crimes are committed within the same racial group. For instance approximately 75% of the violent crimes committed by whites are on whites and approximately 85% of black violent crime are committed against other blacks. If one assumes, perhaps incorrectly, that any crime against a person of a different race is motivated by race then you would have to conclude that blacks are far more racist than whites. Taking one tragic potential murder and escalating to an “indicative” state of racial relations is inversely “indicative” of a dangerous political trend that should no longer be tolerated. There are approximately 2 murders every minute in the United States out of a population of nearly 312 million people. Objectively, just which way of thinking is racist? Which way is prejudice? Which way is manipulative? Which way is politically subversive? I believe you ought to write about the things you have at least researched before you point to others and call them “idiotic” and comment about the merits of the Drudge Report. You are write and Kate was wrong! It isn’t what you said it is clearly what you don’t know that defines you.

    2. jondos says:

      Come on Patrick, involve yourself, instead of commenting on other people’s comments. What are your genius pearls of wisdom? Shower on us your personal reflections about this story. Show us that special “Patrick” intellect. You claim all of the comments are DISGUSTING, and then you call everyone IDIOTIC. How is your comment not demeaning, degrading, or judgemental? How is your comment not JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE’S?

      1. Patrick says:

        I didn’t call anyone idiotic. I called the comments idiotic. Smart people can occasionally make idiotic comments.

        People are missing the point of this story and the outrage over it. I’ve read many comments imploring Obama to talk about the black on black violence…which I agree is a HUGE problem. I am not an Obama fan by any stretch of the imagination. However, that is NOT what this story is about. This story is about a young black man (who has NO criminal record–not that that should matter) who was shot dead and the man who did the shooting was not charged with ANYTHING. If you honestly do not see a problem with that, you need to do some soul searching.

        This story is not about what all the comments are trying to make it about. Everyone here is using straw man arguments. No one has brought up the fact that the man who did the shooting does have a criminal record. No one has brought up the fact that the man who did the shooting used a racist word right before the shooting (can be heard on the 9-1-1 recording). This young man had an iced tea and candy. He was doing NOTHING wrong and was shot dead. And the shooter walked free. And all the Drudgies on here spin it into an opportunity to bash “Marxist Obama America” or “black thug culture”.

  61. tnmccoy says:

    More racists heard from. Justice be dammed! The guy was black, so it must have been a hate crime.

  62. stan_in_usa says:

    Why not include a boombox sitting on his shoulder?

  63. steve says:

    Time to boycott the NBA and its advertisers!!!!

    1. Ignorance Alert says:

      @Steve ~ I was unaware anyone was watching Thugball anymore. I know I haven’t watched a game since the 90’s. Do you remember the days before you were allowed to take 26 steps before you throw up the layup? If my memory serves me correctly, I believe there used to be this thing called “Traveling”. I could be wrong. That whole “sport” is a joke these days. Now you have to pound your chest and stare longingly into the crowd every time you put the ball through the hoops. Its pathetic. Anyone that looks up to these “athletes” needs to have their head examined.

      1. Crotte says:

        Let us also not forget the term palming the ball. That also seems to be missing from the rules of the game these days. Referees are also a lost occupation in todays NBA.

  64. HeyHey says:

    wow, I really thought you couldn’t manufacture incidents for political use like this any more. I stand corrected. With all of our technology, people can still be whipped up into MOBS.

  65. Crotte says:

    Apparently the blacks honor MLK but don’t listen to his words. When has MLK ever advocated fighting and intimidation????? Apparently the disciples of MLK Jesse and AL were not paying attention to his sermons. That also goes to the African Handball athletes.

  66. Soledad H says:

    you hear none of this when Latinos are murdered by blacks. Blacks attack Hispanics because they think they are all day laborers so they could be carrying cash. Latinos have no voice! Forget you, Miami Heat! You represent a city of all ethnic backgrounds, with a very large Hispanic community. You go all out when a Hispanic shoots a black, but you say nothing about murdered Hispanics. You can go jump off a bridge wth the other racists, like Sharpton, his pal Obama, and Jesse Jackson.

  67. potvin99 says:

    Too bad people never get this excited when black youths are killing each other every day in inner cities across the country. Don’t hear a peep about that.

  68. jondos says:

    I don’t mind the Heat trying to show support, however I am not sure this is the best way. And they really are very selective about who they support. If HOODIES are a symbol of thugs and tough guys, do we really need grown adults SUPPORTING this look? And why do the Heat want to even look like thugs when they are millionaire ball players? You would think they could sent a better message than this. And why no comments on Jamiel Shaw when he was murdered? Or the rampant black on black crime that goes on throughout the country? Where is their selective support of these victims? Many who might be guilty of wrong doing themselves, but many innocent, who were wrongly or carelessly dispatched with. With all of their money and standing I believe these ball players could have made a much more positive and adult statement, instead of the juvenile one they made.

  69. Joe.Morgan says:

    Who cares? Who really watches ThugBall anymore?

  70. Boris B says:

    Mob rule. That’s what they want… Exciting the mob is the only way the leftist see a victory this November..


  71. Nemoque says:

    There is no proof that this was a racist shooting. If anything it sounds more like a “tribal” killing. The shooter is Hispanic with black relatives.

  72. tonymo says:

    “But the Trayvon Martin case is NOT over. Keep pushing. Keep prodding. Keep planning. Keep protesting. Justice is not an overnight thing!”

    And the election is still 8 months away, and the last thing we want to talk about is Obama’s disastrous policies that are destroying our country, and besides the race business is the only business still flourishing under his stewardship!

  73. ronam says:

    Athlete ganstas…nothing more, nothing less. They should be ashamed.

  74. alanwillingham says:

    This Lynch-Mob Mentality urging Blacks to attack this Hispanic without a Fair Investigation and proof of wrongdoing will soon lead to violence in the streets. When professional athletes dress as street gangsters to show support for this kind of Racism in place of Justice, they know they are inciting Riots.

    Be forewarned, this is a continuation of Alinsky inspired Socialist Community Organizing in which those less educated and informed will be cruelly used by Race Baiters and others who urge this kind of racism in order to create a Political Climate that could implement Martial Law.

    The Constitution, Equality under the Law, and our Basic Freedoms are at stake as these situations escalate. Those who remain uninformed, disinterested, and apathetic will discover too late that what is most precious in this Noble Experiment in our Free Democracy, where each has the potential for accomplishment and a better life, is forever gone.

  75. Kevin Retcho face book says:

    The liberal media an Obama love Race Baiting.! President BO,in charge of all federal depts, should not comment on potential criminal cases that could involved federal charges. YO! Miami Heat stick to your game or is the whole team this dum and don’t no their being used. Why don’t the heat stand up for the 13 year old white boy who was set on fire by two black kids after pouring gasoline on him. or is the heat Race Baiting has well.

  76. citizenkk says:

    race baiters….

  77. ed357 says:

    People are going to feel extremely foolish after trying this incident in the court of public opinion without all the information…..

    I for one will wait for ALL the information to come out in a court of law……

    Kind of reminds be of the MSN speculation after the French murders of an Anders Brevik style of murders committed and filmed by either “conservatives, neo-nazis, or fascists”…..

    How did that work out?…..Seems like the French muslim murderer was a practitioner of the ROP.

  78. Piquerish says:

    Well, the nice thing about self-absorbed race pimps is that they always can cobble together a fun interesting zoo parade. Now, bring in the clowns. Oh, there they are! Hello, Al and Jesse … find a job yet?

  79. John says:

    I am so tired of this African American hypocrisy……..Some….black people playing the victim and getting entitlements is so retro….enough. Stand up people , you’re not always a victim…try to become INDEPENDENT!!!!!
    Get some good leaders……you can do it…….STOP the Jackson, Sharpton, Acorn, Gov’t subsidies train.
    Why is this Hispanic person automatically guilty….let the facts come out first and see…..

  80. Golfendude says:

    Isn’t wonderful to have a POTUS to start a race war.. WAKE-UP AMERICA.


    The future does not belong to the faint hearted it belongs to the BRAVE RWR 40.

    The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president.

    The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince.

    The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.

    Some people have the vocabulary to sum up things in a way you can understand them. This quote came from the Czech Republic. Someone over their has it figured out. We have a lot of work to do.

  81. Bill says:

    Do these idiots in the nba think the ghetto is paying for seats in the arenas? Keep showing your ghetto roots, and further destroy the nba.

  82. Golfendude says:

    If only our forefathers had of known… Surely we would be in better shape today.

  83. Dennis says:

    Nice – we already know most of them are hoods, so now they will look more like them – at least it covers up all the hood tattoos. A nice touch would be listing all the kids they had out of wedlock on the back, or the names of all blacks killed by blacks in the Miami area in the past week. Obama has made sure our country will sink to it’s lowest level of baseness in history before he leaves office, oops, I forgot, he was going to bring us all together.

  84. Givemeliverteaorgivemedeath says:

    Hoodie=Gang Culture=Witness to Crime=Rational Fear=Attack by Hoodie=Self Defense=Death

  85. dan says:

    When was the last time the HEAT or any other sports franchise showed
    support for police officers or fire fighters that were killed in their city?
    I m thinking never. Other than on 911 when they feel obligated to do so.
    I guarantee there is more to the story in the so called MURDER in Florida.
    The media has a template for everything and this is another example.
    When Sharpton, Jackson and the other RACE HUSTLERS show up, that s a
    tip off to anyone with common sense.
    I m betting the neighborhood watch guy asked this punk what he was doing and
    the punk got mouthy. ( imagine that from a black!) He started taliking, S*HIT and advanced on the guy. Then he put his hands on the guy and thought he had an easy mark. WRONG! More incidents like this will lead to less crime in our
    cities. All law abiding citizens need to be armed. Thugs dont like when the playing field is leveled. They prey on unarmed people that cant defend themselves. This punk ran up on the wrong guy.

  86. dan says:

    PS It s Bush’s fault.
    Signed, Obama

  87. Albert says:

    Oppressed millionaires are now race baiting.The shooter was a spanish speaking mixed race person with BLACK family members. Act like MEN,and STOP the race baiting when you don’t have alll the facts!!!!!!!

  88. Me says:

    Where was the outrage when black kids threw gasoline in the face of a white kid? No response from the white house on that one.

  89. Judithod says:

    How nice of the guys to don the hoodies.

    Now, please tell us what these guys do to concretely support black inner-city youth?

  90. Frankok says:

    Is it true that more blacks are maimed and killed by blacks over drugs than are by whites for any reason? Make sure the NBA hoodies don’t drop off any of their “coke” to their boys in the inner cities. When has Stinky B.O. discussed what goes on in South Chicago – his ACORN stomping ground?

  91. Mel says:

    Black youth are being killed daily (unfortunately by other black youth) and
    these fools who should know better are touting a dress style associated with
    gangs and crime. Way to go as role models. Geraldo Rivera has been
    attacking the hoodie culture…..he forbids his son from wearing one.

  92. MyName says:

    The Miami Heat Team is just a group of gang thugs anyway. Note how the Cheerleaders have the red bandana in the right pocket. East Coast Bloods.

  93. Josh says:

    The Hoodies are the problem. Do you think Erkel ever got mistaken for a gangster? Martin even told his girlfriend that he was putting up his hoodie, when he was being followed.

  94. TSV says:


    1. Jonnycake says:

      Don’t know. Why did you read it? Jeez, “people” like you are dumb as a box of rocks

  95. bob loblaw says:

    These players should also don the apparel of ALL the young (toddler aged) black kids that are unmercifully shot in the cross fire of black on black gang banger shootings. This happens multiple times EVERY week here in Chicago. But yet there is no national outcry for this complete senseless and repetitive travesty. A non black shoots one black kids and it is considered a ignition to a new civil race war. Wake up dumb americans, while this is a bad event there are FAR more worse murders of (real) innocent kids daily that dont see this sort of outcry for more social justice. Look up Englewood chicago and this is enacted by criminal blacks on completely innocent toddlers daily but yet those communities and the black community as a whole dont rise up to stamp that more serious infraction out. Look up “root cause” sometime and figure out the real fix for this societies problems.

  96. Denny says:

    And now we get these overpaid basketball players setting the finest example by donning hoodies. LOL, If basketball was abolished these asshats would be dealing drugs on the corners of the black ghettos.

  97. Dugan says:

    Good grief…Talk about being prejudiced. This smacks of the Duke Lacrosse fiasco..Remember Jesse Jackson and the ‘Racist Industry’ (including Obama) howling then, only to, again, find out that the prostitute was a liar. And look at the lives of those boys that were destroyed by false accusations. Or what about the Black professor who threatened the police then screamed “Racism!” Racism only exists in the Liberal hearts. They have to ‘create’ victims to keep the industry alive. The rest of us are ‘post racial’ for 50+ years now. So get over it!! America is tired of using race as an excuse. Let Law enforcement investigate…there is a reason this guy has not been arrested. I suspect its because he was defending himself.

  98. FreudianSlip says:

    Hoodie? Why not just wear a ski mask?

    Let’s see entire Miami Heat wearing ski masks. Sends the same message.

  99. doggma says:

    This article really reflects the intelligence and education level of these team sport participants aka.. gang members.

  100. Jessica says:

    Hey Heat players, now that you have the facts I expect you’ll go to Zimmerman’s house and apologize in person! Nah! You’re thugs!

  101. chootembill says:

    Let’s see if the NBA will do the right thing, and fine every member of the “Heat” that decided it was they’re place to put on such a display. Disgusting.

  102. Joe Hawke says:

    These players are nothing but thugs that can play a game well enough to make a living at it. They should stick to the hoops and stay out of the limelight. But for the fact that they can dribble and shoot they would be on the streets dealing and scheming, like the rest of the hoodies.

  103. sirandrew says:

    These over paid Black Basket Ball players are making a gesture and condemning a man without a jury trail If he is guilty let the courts decide without inciting blacks to a race war.. Go back to just bouncing a ball around and stop making stupid gestures

  104. Ron says:

    This is why I stopped watching the NBA years ago.

  105. michael says:

    Capitalism is at the root of all of this. Successful people, who are newcomers to this country, run economic circles around African Americans. People of Asian descent come to mind immediately. They arrive in this country, work hard, and have discipline. Rarely will you find someone from Japan, Lorea, China, India, etc, in a situation such as this. When there is discrimination, the community pays no heed, and instead, double down on work effort, and become stronger. African Americans, generally (though there are many specific outliers) wear hoodies, and attempt to succeed through music, sports, and art. However, most profittable enterprise is through detrmination, hard work, cerebral inventions that make our lives better. Stuff that matters. Democrats wantt to tax these people on their income at higher rates. However, there seems to be hesitancy liniking athletes and entertainers into these usual suspects that antt-capitalists target for increased income taxes. So, I put forth this hypothetical: how would the left feel about a targeted tax increase, aimed at Dwayne Wade, LeBron James, the NBA,, the music recording industry, cinema and televsion? Cap out incomes at 1 million for entertainers and athletes, and tax the remainder of income at 80%. Leave the business community alone, and instead target the ‘wealthy’ in the entertainment industry, aka Dwayne Wade? What do you say? I think Wade could use a hefty tax increase.

    1. nkII says:

      Well done Michael!

      This country was forged by men and women that took what they were given and made more from it. I have an adopted daughter from China and an international student from there as well. People from other parts of the world appreciate the opportunity that America offers. The “black” community is one of the few that has never gotten the point. It is up to YOU as to what you become and what you achieve in life. If you want something for nothing than from this point on expect nothing in return. We have pampered this “black” culture to long and allowed it to wreck many of our cities and schools. It doesn’t matter your race it is the culture that is the problem! Unfortunately, there is a growing segment of our country that believes someone owes them something and if it isn’t given to them they take it. In the military you know your enemy by the uniform and colors they wear. That isn’t stereotyping. Uniforms and colors are worn for a purpose. If blacks, whites or any other racial group want to identify themselves with this culture, dress like them, talk like them, and act like them then we must presume that they are them! We need people who build not rap, we need people that carry the ball not dribble it, we need people that create not devastate, we need people that roll up their sleeves not cover their face, we need people that respect those who have gotten where they are through THEIR efforts. Americans are people that know what taking is all about. It is “taking” responsibility and NOT “taking” from others. If we as ONE people do not stand our ground against this gangster culture ALL of US will lose the future.

  106. jnsesq says:

    Just another reason — as if I needed any more —not to care one whit about the thug-and-boor infested NBA. Stopped watching at the end of the Larry Bird – Magic Johnson era. Seems all I missed is vulgarity, criminal conduct and racialism.

    Larry! Magic! I miss you guys!

  107. TGC says:

    The Heat are the most hated team in the NBA….this doesn’t help. Their actions are racist. They are “assuming” the “white guy” is guilty and the “black guy” is innocent without any proof. And now that we know there was an eye witness to the entire thing, and that the black kid did in fact attack the white guy….it just makes their actions all the more pathetic.

  108. dsfgsdfg says:

    The 1980 Overtown riots will look like a bb gun fight if Zimmerman walks.

    1. nkII says:

      I can’t either agree or disagree with you as there isn’t sufficient information to do so. However, if what you believe to be true comes to pass than that is why we have city police, sheriffs, highway patrol, and the national guard. In which case, I trust that they will use the means at their disposal to protect people and property. And, if they can’t there will be other options.

  109. black out says:

    I’ll be standing in front of the AAA tomorrow without clothes on painted completely in black.

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