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Itís Not Riots You Need to Worry About, Itís More Zimmermans (Here it comes!)
PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | July 14, 2013 | Sarah Jones

Posted on 07/13/2013 11:16:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

On July 13, Jay Smooth, who among many things does a hip-hop radio show in New York and occasional music commentary on NPR and is the son of an African American father and a white mother, got to the real problem of an acquittal for George Zimmerman for the killing of Trayvon Martin.

Via the Obama Diary, Smooth tweeted, “The fundamental danger of an acquittal is not more riots, it is more George ZImmermans.”

jay smooth @jsmooth995

The fundamental danger of an acquittal is not more riots, it is more George ZImmermans.

12:51 PM - 13 Jul 2013

7,996 Retweets 2,080 favorites

Now that the acquittal has happened, the angry whites at Fox News are fear-mongering about the inevitable “riots” of “those people”. Yet there have been no riots, oddly enough, given the magnitude of the injustice.

Let’s not gloss over the inferred wrongness of a “riot” by the angry whites at Fox (also known these days as the Republican Party, or conservatives). They would call any demonstration a “riot” (they just did this in Texas against women). When the people they’re doing wrong speak up, they call it a “riot”. This is supposed to mark the victim as the bad one in the court of public opinion (aka, the mainstream media), which is still run by mostly white men, just like our courts.

But it’s not the victimized minority we need to fear. Nope. It’s the empowered Zimmermans. Finding Zimmerman not guilty is the same thing as rewarding sick aggression without cause. There’s a whole lot more where that came from.

Stalking someone without cause is now “defense” in NRA America, courtesy of the Republican Party. Now that Zimmerman got off, thanks to a terrible job by the prosecution who, let’s face it, seemed to be happy to have lost and it wouldn’t surprise me if he was under some pressure to do so, the next Zimmerman is dusting off his/her short fuse and getting ready to go hunting.

Yes, hunting.

What else do you call chasing down an innocent person, confronting them because you profiled them (I was recently robbed by a white man, do I have the right now to chase every white man with a gun?) because another, unrelated person of the same color allegedly committed a crime in the neighborhood? If that’s all it takes to justify chasing and gunning someone down, then every single person in this country is at risk of being profiled.

But not every single person in this country is at risk of being shot down and having their shooter acquitted.

That’s because our justice system is not color blind or blind to the sex of the accused and the victim. White men fare better in our system for obvious reasons- white men run the system and they tend to sympathize with those they identify with; those who remind them of themselves.

I am ashamed of this country tonight, and horrified that we have let out public policy be hijacked by the NRA to such an extent that we can gun down fellow citizens with no repercussions.

Recently, the Supreme Court killed fundamental aspects of the Voting Rights Act under the premise that Congress should sort it out because things are so much better now. That’s the big, dangerous lie conservatives are using to dismantle protections needed for minorities.

Yes, clearly there’s no prejudice here. No need for laws protecting certain groups from the predatory laws of the powerful.

Be careful out there. The streets are teeming with angry, bitter, impotent men like George Zimmerman – someone just looking for a victim to blame for his crappy life. A dog to kick so he can feel better. A life to take so he can feel powerful. Someone like Zimmerman who wants to play dress up cop. Someone who thinks he’s Dirty Harry and he just needs an easy target to prove it to himself.

Our courts just gave that person a license to pursue and kill without accountability.


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Do they realize we're laughing at them?
1 posted on 07/13/2013 11:16:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We need more Zimmermans.

Too few take up the duty of neighborhood watchman.


2 posted on 07/13/2013 11:19:00 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dear God another moron without a grasp on the facts. We all know where this source of news comes from. And, just maybe - the thugs out there need to know that the American citizenry is armed and in self-defense mode.=


3 posted on 07/13/2013 11:19:26 PM PDT by Catsrus (`)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Be careful out there. The streets are teeming with angry, bitter, impotent men like George Zimmerman – someone just looking for a victim to blame for his crappy life. A dog to kick so he can feel better. A life to take so he can feel powerful. Someone like Zimmerman who wants to play dress up cop. Someone who thinks he’s Dirty Harry and he just needs an easy target to prove it to himself.”

Sorry this description fits certain people, but law abiding, educated normal people. It fits the lawless, ignorant people that feel they are entitled and will stop at nothing to take what the want.


4 posted on 07/13/2013 11:20:02 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Bobalu

BTW: If Zimmerman had taken the police dept up on their offer of a car w lights and a uniform then he would be facing federal charges....he was wise to remain strictly a civilian watch captain.


5 posted on 07/13/2013 11:21:07 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s only if you live in Florida, right Sarah? If you live in New England, you might need to worry about those Hernandezes.


6 posted on 07/13/2013 11:21:15 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If America is a nation of immigrants, where's my free stuff?)
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Dang Sarah Jones, there must be a bunch of them Zimmermans living up in Chicago and Detroit huh?

Considering all the black folks being shot everyday, got to be Zimmermans, huh?

7 posted on 07/13/2013 11:29:32 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Trey Gowdy......Nuff said.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This moron wastes all those paragraphs and can’t just come out and say that he believes it will be “open season on Trayvons”?


8 posted on 07/13/2013 11:31:10 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Bobalu
BTW: If Zimmerman had taken the police dept up on their offer of a car w lights and a uniform then he would be facing federal charges

OTOH TM would be less likely to try to murder a uniformed security guard. He'd know that his opponent is certainly armed. Thugs do not kill for an idea - they are opportunists; they would wait for someone smaller, fatter, and in civilian clothes - like GZ, for example, in a dark corner away from witnesses... an ideal victim, unless armed.

9 posted on 07/13/2013 11:34:09 PM PDT by Greysard
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I was recently robbed by a white man, do I have the right now to chase every white man with a gun?

Of course you have that right, but you would be an idiot to chase any white man holding a gun. It would be a short chase though, as he likely would not be running very fast.

10 posted on 07/13/2013 11:37:15 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (0bama lied, Stevens died, now 0bama covers up the lies.)
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Do they realize we're laughing at them?

I'm reminded of how Grimms' and other fairytales were written to scare kids out of doing things (like wandering off into the woods alone, poking into places where they don't belong, etc) that could get them hurt or killed.

There're a lot of places where being out after dark is a risky, if not outright dangerous proposition. Not related to any particular race, or threat (thugs looking for a victim, large native carnivores looking for a meal, etc). If Zimmerman getting off acts as a deterrent to both thugs and potential victims, it's not a bad thing.
11 posted on 07/13/2013 11:38:25 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Be careful out there. The streets are teeming with angry, bitter, impotent men like George Zimmerman – someone just looking for a victim to blame for his crappy life. A dog to kick so he can feel better.”

What a load of drivel. Were I George Zimmerman, I’d have my lawyers introduce Ms. Jones to the concept of “libel”.


12 posted on 07/13/2013 11:38:35 PM PDT by DemforBush (Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia!)
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To: Greysard

Good point!


13 posted on 07/13/2013 11:39:34 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What was it the libs said after the OJ trial? Oh yeah, THE VERDICT IS IN, GET OVER IT!


14 posted on 07/13/2013 11:40:17 PM PDT by anonsquared
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To: JimRed

She forgot the part about the majority on crimes are committed by the trayvons of the Country. So it would stand to reason that when people start fighting back the trayvons are going to take some hits.

Don’t want to get shot breaking someone’s nose and ground pounding them, perhaps one shouldn’t walk up and sucker punch people thinking that is a proper response.


15 posted on 07/13/2013 11:41:19 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Now that George Zimmerman has had his trial, it's time to put Trayvon Martin on trial.

We now know that the prosecution withheld texts and photos from Martin's phone showing his true nature, a nature that was not allowed to be presented while Zimmerman's trial was going on. Everyone said that Martin wasn't on trial, Zimmerman was. Fine. Zimmerman is now not guilty. Since he's a Democrat, he should also declare himself exhonerated, too.

So now we turn to what we know about Trayvon Martin, since we no longer have the possible taint of a trial to consider.

The way to dispel race riots is to show the other side of the story. Make people see the person that Zimmerman actually came across that night. Let them come to the conclusion on their own that Zimmerman was observing from a distance, and that it was Martin who double-backed to confront Zimmerman in a warped sense of Gangsta Pride.

-PJ

16 posted on 07/13/2013 11:45:44 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why can’t it be not that there will be more Zimm’s but, that one ought to subdue their predilactions or passions?


17 posted on 07/13/2013 11:48:58 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think this is one of those sites that derives income from hits. Honestly, it is one of the most agit-prop crap lefty sites on the web. I don’t think even THEY believe the filth they spew.


18 posted on 07/13/2013 11:58:18 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: DemforBush
“Be careful out there. The streets are teeming with angry, bitter, impotent men like George Zimmerman – someone just looking for a victim to blame for his crappy life. A dog to kick so he can feel better.”

What a load of drivel. Were I George Zimmerman, I’d have my lawyers introduce Ms. Jones to the concept of “libel”.


My guess is that this person has seen the Michael Douglas movie "Falling Down" recently and think it presents reality ...
19 posted on 07/13/2013 11:59:01 PM PDT by tanknetter
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Via the Obama Diary, Smooth tweeted, “The fundamental danger of an acquittal is not more riots, it is more George ZImmermans.”

Don't start nothing, there won't be nothing.

Too bad Trayvon Martin wasn't taught this.

20 posted on 07/14/2013 12:03:08 AM PDT by meadsjn
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