Skip to comments.SIMMONS: Bill Cosby weighs in on Trayvon Martin case
Posted on 04/07/2012 12:30:01 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
Those two simple words flowed easily from the mouth of social commentator Bill Cosby during an exclusive interview Friday regarding the Trayvon Martin case, arguably the most high-profile, citizen-on-citizen U.S. slaying facing the Obama administration.
Trayvon was killed Feb. 26 in Sanford, Fla., by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman, who told police that a confrontation with the unarmed 17-year-old led him to shoot in self-defense.
Mr. Cosby, a Navy veteran, said the gun empowered Mr. Zimmerman, whose actions have stirred a firestorm of debate, protests and remarks from President Obama.
Weve got to get the gun out of the hands of people who are supposed to be on neighborhood watch, said Mr. Cosby, whose remarks were the first he has made publicly about the case.
Without a gun, I dont see Mr. Zimmerman approaching Trayvon by himself, Mr. Cosby explained. The power-of-the-gun mentality had him unafraid to confront someone. Even police call for backup in similar situations.
When you carry a gun, you mean to harm somebody, kill somebody, he said.
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I used to respect you Bill.
When I carry my firearm ,I mean to defend myself or my family against criminal types. What part of that doesn’t Mr. Cosby understand?
Weve got to get the gun out of the hands of people who are supposed to be on neighborhood watch,
Weve got to get the gun out of the hands of people
who are supposed to be on neighborhood watch,
Bill’s been eating to many pudding pops.
His brain has turned to pudding.
I liked bill. Until now. Now he is calling me a killer without even meeting me. Next, I'll be a racist for disagreeing with him.
If the gangster culture didn’t create pot smoking, petty thief, racist, violent, angry young men, people wouldn’t need neighborhood watches or guns to protect themselves.
Eric Holder's people love gun control because they consider violent crime to be a legitimate career path, and armed victims to be an OSHA violation.
Yes it is called personal defense. Hoods are afraid of someone with a gun, willing to harm someone who would hurt or rob them.
Talk to the hoodie/street gang members first Bill.
I wonder if he was thinking of his son when he said this?
This is the strongest argument by the liberals to date. The solution would be not to remove the weapons from the community but rather to be sure that anyone like Zimmerman is not alone.
I am greatly disappointed with Cosby. Perhaps he's getting senial. First, Zimmerman did call for backup, hence the 911 call. Second, it was Martin who confronted Zimmerman which was confirmed in the 911 call and an eye witness. Third, people carry to protect themselves from being killed by hoodie-wearing punks. Fourth, we've yet to see who's finger print was on the trigger.
Bill, so what do you think “empowered” Trayvon to walk up to someone and ask if they had a problem and say they had one now and start beating him? Trayvon didn’t have a gun, nor did he know Zimmerman had one.
Sorry Bill but “the gun” did not make Zimmerman do it, Trayvon did.
I've been carrying a gun for 40 years and haven't killed anyone yet.........but then again nobody has trying to kill me yet!
Ennis William “The Music” Cosby (April 15, 1969 January 16, 1997) was the son of comedian-actor Bill Cosby and Camille Cosby. He was murdered in 1997 by Mikhail Markhasev, on Skirball Center Drive, an access road of Los Angeles’ 405 Freeway.
Mr. Cosby went on to say, the only good white-hispanic, is a dead white-hispanic, or at least a brain damaged one.
Yes, you damn fool. What in the hell do you think the gun is for. Ever heard of self defense. Cosby, you are a real fool. If you do nothing wrong, and in the hands of real Americans, you will not get hurt. Throw a punch and bang a persons head on the ground, your ass should get shot.
Meanwhile, the rappers that glorify that garbage are now part of the 1 percent and away from the cesspool they took advantage of to get where they are today. And if they ever do come off their high horses, it’s only to make things worse instead of better.