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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When, in the 50's? Cosby has been a racist for a looooooooong time. When he used to sub for Carson on the Tonight show while Johnny was on one of his miriad vacations in the 60's, all the guests and the whole band would be black. Did you ever see a white male portrayed as anything but a criminal or an idiot on the Cosby Show?
Weve got to get the gun out of the hands of INNOCENT peopleHow dare they think they have the right to protect themselves!
But what if the sidearm was not pulled out until AFTER Trayvon Martin had George Zimmerman down on his back on the ground and was getting punched in the face?
It is not like Zimmerman was carrying the weapon, cocked and loaded, at the ready while stalking Martin.
AS far as “fearless” went, Martin was being a lot more “fearless” than Zimmerman, who was returning to his vehicle while trying to spot Martin, apparently skulking somewhere behind Zimmerman.
I was never a fan of Cosby as a person tho I did think he had some good stand-up comedian stories.
I also liked the “Fat Albert” shows.
Never cared for “The Cosby Show”.
Zimmerman didn't approach Martin. For a while he followed and watched him. Martin later approached Zimmerman.
If the parent or ....wait that is part of the problem. THE PARENT and not BOTH parents due to divorce or simply not getting married and having a bastard child had educated the kid with some manners we would never hear about gangs and gang bangers. Its time the parents are questioned about how this kid was raised. I do not know if this individual kid was a bastard child but in either case the PARENTS need to be investigated on how they raised him.
Don’t lose sight of the fact that Bill Cosby’s son was shot to death during a carjacking. He’s most likely thinking from that perspective. And he has a point that perhaps Mr. Zimmerman acted in ways an unarmed person would not have that evening. We’ll find out soon enough when the investigation is concluded.
Cosby should be smarter than to be so easily taken in with the left’s fake narrative. I’m embarrassed for him.
Let’s not be too quick on condemning what Cos is saying ... he’s not calling for a gun ban, just having the wannabe cops pull back a tad. To the extent that the Watch and VCOP programs are riddled with them, I can’t say I disagree. And I’ll bet that as a result of the Martin case and the law suits that will ensue, Neighborhood Watches nation-wide will do exactly what Cos is saying. But make it a rule promulgated by the groups themselves, not by the gubermint.
An armed person does act a bit differently.
With me and I have learned, with others one tends to be much more polite because an armed individual doesn’t want to get involved in a situation where he has to use the weapon.
He also is more confident because he knows he can more likely take care of a really bad situation.
Now for thugs, it might be a different story but they would not obey any laws affecting carrying or using arms.
Leave me and mine the hell alone, Cosby. If you want to take my gun, COME AND GET IT yourself.
Remember, Neighborhood Watch is a Federal program, and is NOT YOUR FRIEND. If you are forming a neighborhood defense group, do NOT call it Neighborhood Watch.
No, Mr. Crosby, a gun does encourage legitimate "neighborhood watch" citizens to lose control and fire at will, as you imply.
Facts, Mr. Crosby:
1. Most blacks are killed by other blacks who have illegal weapons. Mr. Zimmerman had a legally owned weapon;
2. As you have admitted, most black youths are killed by their own black peers:
3. You'll wish you had a Remington 870 12guage shotgun if someone were heading towards your loved ones. But then you have security, don't you?
Stop posturing Mr. Crosby. I've always had respect for you. Let me keep it while we wait for the facts to come out.
We americans have become COMFORTABLY NUMB, we have turned into SHEEP and PIGS, we are up against THE WALL and might as well be on THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON, But I guess only TIME will tell. Of course if you got MONEY you could be WAITING FOR THE WORMS with MOTHER!
“It is not like Zimmerman was carrying the weapon, cocked and loaded, at the ready while stalking Martin.”
I sure as hell hope it was loaded’ what use is an unloaded gun ?
When I am in a neighborhood watch, where 7 burgluries have happened (Where was Trayvon on those nights?) and I see someone wandering between the houses in the rain, in the dark.. I would want a gun too.
As far as I am concerned there is one less budding thug in the world, rather than one concerned citizen
And I would have given anything to see the look on Trayvons face when he realized he picked on the wrong guy
Mr. Zimmerman called for “police backup” as he was watching the hooded suspect (and yes, hoodies represent bad guys and bad happenings). Read his police call transcripts and get the facts, Mr. Crosby, before you lose your hard-earned credibility.
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