Skip to comments.Commentary: Are We Prepared to Respond to Increased Attacks on Black Males?
Posted on 03/23/2012 2:42:03 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
My friend Jonathan Capehart, an editorial board member and opinion writer for The Washington Post, laid bare the grisly facts we are just now coming to terms with in the killing of Trayvon Martin:
An overzealous neighborhood watch captain in an SUV armed with a 9-mm handgun. A 17-year-old boy armed with an iced tea and a bag of Skittles. We know from [George] Zimmermans 911 call that he thought [Trayvon] Martin was a real suspicious guy who looks like hes up to no good or hes on drugs or something.
And now we have some insight into Trayvons mindset at the time.
He said this man was watching him, so he put his hoodie on. He said he lost the man, said Trayvons girlfriend, who was talking with him on his cell phone during the start of the incident. In an exclusive ABC News report, she discussed the confrontation in answer to questions from the Martin family attorney. I asked Trayvon to run, and he said he was going to walk fast. I told him to run but he said he was not going to run. Eventually he would run, said the girl, thinking that hed managed to escape. But suddenly the strange man was back, cornering Martin.
Trayvon said, What, are you following me for, and the man said, What are you doing here. Next thing I hear is somebody pushing, and somebody pushed Trayvon because the head set just fell. I called him again and he didnt answer the phone.
Thats because Trayvon was dead of a single gunshot wound to his chest.
As the father of two sons, my heart sank at learning of the circumstances surrounding the death of Trayvon Martin.
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What these media pricks are saying is that its OK to kill blacks, as long as the assailant is another black, but if its a Hispanic or a white person then everyone is outraged. I live in LA, there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t hear on the news about a drive-by shooting in South Central or some other God awful area. When someone isn’t murdered in Compton or Inglewood its a surprise. Where are the black leaders when a child dies in a drive-by? No where to be found
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Obama has put himself into this mess , and is quoted as saying.
You know, if I had a son, he would look like Trayvon.
The 6’ 2” innocent choir boy on 5 day suspension from school was shot while kneeling on and punching the shooter. What does race have to do with it?
Every image of Trayvon shows he was better off when Bush was President.
I question the objectivity of anything that doesn’t mention Zimmerman is half-hispanic and there are blacks in his family.
I just watched a video of the Sanford City Manager’s statement.
He is a well spoken very professional black man. So the city manager is black, the victim black, the shooter hispanic.
Were the police all white? Where is the racial issue here?
Both involved in the incident were minorities. Who is racial anger being expressed at here?
Actually, no. Hispanics and blacks do not get along.
The #1 thing that black males could do to decrease the level of distrust and stereotyping against them, would be to stop proving that its warranted.
Frankly, the odds of being the victim of black on white crime is staggeringly large compared to the reverse, especially given the population distribution. So let’s stop pretending that there is just a perception problem when it comes to young black males.
Was he on suspension from school? If so, why?
“An 85-year-old woman was sexually assaulted and battered to death by a home invader who also shot her 90-year-old husband in the face with a BB gun.”
The “WE” tells me everything I need to know about Micheal Steele
Whatever the reason is, it was also surely racist.
While Geraldo blames the tragic death of Trayvon Martin on his mode of dress, I believe there is another element that the MSM will studiously ignore.
Barack Obama has done more to divide this nation along racial lines than anything I can remember. African Americans for Obama, Hispanics for Obama, Martians for Obama, etc., etc... are just part of it. This guys efforts to take us the rest of the way to communism have angered many of those who may already harbor latent or outright racist tendencies.
While Obamas anti-American behavior has little to do with his race, there are unbalanced folks out here who DO read race into that behavior. Once they cross that threshold, their warped minds can justify nearly any act, up to and including the killing of an unarmed black boy walking through his neighborhood. I fear there is more and worse to come.
Barack, some of Trayvon Martins blood and the blood of future black and white victims of your racism is on YOUR hands.
Yes and nobody knows since his families lawyer put a gag on the school.
snip-”The article details the story of the Zebra killings, in which a group of racist blacks slayed random white people...”
(whites could post these reports ALL day—where are OUR race defenders?)
Precisely. Columbus OH here. A little black 6 yr old was shot and killed in a driveby just last week. Not a word other than the news report. I didn’t see one protest or hear about calls from black leaders. I guess the only important murdered black people are those killed by whites. Says a lot about the black culture.
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