Charles Barkley Agrees With George Zimmerman Verdict – Former NBA star Charles Barkley has spoken with CNBC and said that he agreed with the Geroge Zimmerman verdict. He said that the jurors didn’t have enough evidence to convict the self-proclaimed neighborhood hero of killing 17 year old Trayvon Martin. He said, “Well I agree with the verdict. I feel sorry that young kid got killed, but they didn’t have enough evidence to charge him. Something clearly went wrong that night — clearly something went wrong — and I feel bad for anybody who loses a kid, but if you looked at the case and you don’t make it — there was some racial profiling, no question about it — but something happened that changed the dynamic of that night.” He went on to chastise the media for making the case about race, “I just feel bad because I don’t like when race gets out in the media ‘cuz I don’t think the media has a ‘pure heart,’ as I call it. There are very few people who have a pure heart when it comes to race. Racism is wrong in any shape [or] form — there are a lot of black people who are racist, too. I think sometimes when people talk about race, they act like only white people are racist. There are a lot of black people who are racist. And I don’t like when it gets out there in the media because I don’t think the media has clean hands.” Barkley said that Zimmerman was wrong for pursuing Martin that night but that Martin probably started “beating the hell” out of him and that Zimmerman shouldn’t have to go to jail for the rest of his life because of it. Barkley admits that his opinion is not a popular one.
Zimmerman Won’t Get His Gun Back – Fortunately, there is a hold on all of the evidence from the Trayvon Martin case and George Zimmerman will not be receiving the Kel-Tec PF-9 9mm gun back that he used to shoot the 17 year old. Unfortunately, the spokesperson for the Sanford police department said that there is nothing stopping Zimmerman from purchasing another gun. The gun and all other evidence is being held pending the federal hate crime charge the Department Of Justice is investigating.
Pizzeria Owner Denies Masturbating In Kitchen – Customers at Jersey Joe’s Pizzeria have reported their slices having a “distinct nutty flavor”. This may be because of the leaked picture of the shop’s owner masturbating in the back! Giusepp Scire, the owner of the establishment responded to the allegations by saying, “It’s not me [in the photo] and that’s not my pizzeria!” Scire believes that this could be the work of two employees that were recently fired. Not Even going to get into the sausage and peperoni jokes here.
Marc Anthony Becomes Mexican After Singing National Anthem At MLB All Star Game – Marc Anthony received some not-so-nice criticism after his performance of the National Anthem at the MLB All-Star game. Some baseball fans took to Twitter to voice their anger- one user even saying, “Why is a Mexican, Marc Anthony, singing god bless America? Doesn’t he know this is AMERICA’s song? #ASG”. Another person said it was “un-American.” Anthony went on LIVE with Kelly and Michael to respond to the racist remarks by saying, “You know, something happened that I really wanted to mention, and I wanted to clarify… you know, me singing the national anthem, there were some statements made that people were upset that they would have somebody from another country sing the national anthem. But to set the record straight, I was born and raised in New York, you can’t get more New York than me.” Newsflash racists. American is now a melting pot. We are all here. Get used to it!
Teen Faces Consequences After Trayvon Martin Tweet – A 17 year old in Michigan learned that social media is a lot more serious than people want to believe. The girl took to Twitter to post an offensive comment about the Trayvon Martin case and lost her job as a result. She tweeted “I want to thank God for the bullet that killed Trayvon Martin” and was fired from the Michigan coffee company that hired her before she even had her first day. The corporate representatives for the coffee shop even made an official statement saying: BIGGBY COFFEE does not in any way condone the statements made by the employee at one of its franchise locations. … The thoughts and opinions of BIGGBY COFFEE franchise employees do not reflect the thoughts and opinions of BIGGBY COFFEE. BIGGBY COFFEE’s cultural values have been and continue to be:
§ Have fun
§ Make friends
§ Love people
§ Drink great coffee
The girl was put on blast by another twitter user who tweeted her employer and many people left messages on the companies facebook.
President Obama Speaks On Trayvon Martin– In an unscheduled statement to the press Friday, President Barack Obama addressed the state of race relations in America. He said Trayvon could have been him 35 years ago. “There are very few African-American men in this country who haven’t had the experience of being followed when they were shopping in a department store. That includes me. There are probably very few African-American men who haven’t had the experience of walking across the street and hearing the locks click on the doors of cars. That happens to me — at least before I was a senator. There are very few African-Americans who haven’t had the experience of getting on an elevator and a woman clutching her purse nervously and holding her breath until she had a chance to get off. That happens often.”
Beer Drinking Champ Dies After Contests – Joaquín Alcaraz Gracia was turning up at a beer drinking festival in Spain last week when he won the title of ‘Beer Drinking Champ’ but the turn up was short lived. The 45 year old died shortly after the contest and his death is suspected to be a result of the 12.5 pints on beer drank in a short 20 minutes. Garcia was holding up his trophy in the air to celebrate when he started to vomit uncontrollably. Bystanders sat him up straight in a chair but the man started to doze off. By the time medical officials arrived on the scene Garcia was in cardiac arrest, he later died at the hospital. The beer festival and contest have been held for the past 15 years but after this death, future contests have been suspended.
Coyotes In Montgomery County – Bears aren’t the only wild life roaming around in the suburbs these days. For the past several weeks there have been several coyote citing reports made to police and wild life officials. The animals have been seen in backyards and even on popular walking trails. One witness says that she saw a mother and baby coyotes and that they fired shots at the animals and believe they hit the mother. Other witnesses say that they have heard the coyotes howling at night during what they believe are “hunting lessons” for the younger animals. Police sat the coyotes are coming out of hiding because of the heat and warn people to stay away from the them and to call the police immediately if you see one. Also, keep small pets and pet food inside.