Skip to comments.Cosby on Trayvon Case: Disarm Neighborhood Watchmen
Posted on 04/08/2012 7:21:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Give Cosby credit for not being playing the race card, but he's still not thinking this through completely. If an investigation proves Zimmerman's side of the story, "the gun" will end up being what might have saved his life.
We have a God-given right to patrol our own neighborhoods, which can be dangerous work. And if in the act of doing so we are attacked, "the gun" can come in awfully handy.
Let's also not forget that Zimmerman claims he wasn't following Trayvon Martin when the teenager attacked him.
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....
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Cosby said Zimmerman was not afraid to confront Trayvon but it was Trayvon who confronted Zimmerman. Zimmerman was being cool and trying to talk quietly to the police so Trayvon would not know he was following him. Trayvon realized he was being followed and ran to lose him and then doubled back and confronted him. I know if I were being followed, I would run and duck out and probably call 911. The person would never have a chance to confront me. But it was Trayvon who was not afraid to confront Zimmerman and it was probably because he trusted in his ability to surprise him.
And how do you suggest?
The 90 year old war veteran husband was beaten and his jaw broken. He was shot in the face numerous times with a BB gun and sent to the hospital in critical condition.
The 85 year old partially blind wife was RAPED and then BEATEN TO DEATH.
Can you just imagine the pain, the humiliation, the horror that dear old lady experienced being gang raped by that pack of feral animals?
(the autopsy states she was raped. Dont think all of these animals didnt all participate)
And can you imagine the pain, the horror of that dear old husband having to witness this?
Theres a lot more involved here than a home invasion and robbery.
WHERE ARE THE CHARGES OF A RACIAL HATE CRIME??
90 year old husbands jaw broken and shot in face with a BB gun numerous times?
85 wife year old semi blind wife RAPED and BEATEN to death??
Why does it take a foreign press to enlighten America as to this henious crime?
Where is the outrage?
Typical of physically superior racist thugs to sucker punch their victims. Always has been and always will be.
Cosby is a closet racist just like propaganda distortionist Opera Winfrey.
As I said, you’d be surprised how effective just letting people know you’re watching them and the police are on their way can be. Most lowlifes, if they aren’t serious criminals, will often take off, because they don’t usually want to be in the vicinity when the police arrived.
That usually takes care of the majority of them and that’s based on my personal experience. Trayvon, by all accounts, was not a hardcore gang banger. If George has done that one thing, we probably would have has a vert différent outcome.
If Trayvon has then charged George, Zimmerman would have been perfectly justifier in putting three bullets, centre-mass.
Or Sen. John F. Kerry, a Navy veteran, who was sent into Cambodia by President-elect Nixon in December 1968.
Maybe we should just lock up all young male Negroes. /s Sadly, that might obviate much of the need for neighborhood watch programs. Bill, you had the right problem in your sights the first time. What happened to you? Why did you cave?
I am old but I remember the mischief I did when I was fifteen in my neighborhood that would have got me shot if there had been gun carrying neighborhood watch guys around. It is not necessary for neighborhood watchmen to be armed and they are not all mature enough for that responsibility.
I say this with some care...
but Mr. Cosby, where would your son be today if he’d HAD a gun?
The overwhelming majority of the times that a private citizen is armed, it IS the bad guy that is killed. It will probably ultimately be true in the Trayvon case as well.
When your son stopped to change a flat tire, he was unarmed. The bad guy’s won. How did having him unarmed help anything?
OK, as long as you get rid of your armed bodyguards, Bill.
Does he have armed bodyguards?
I was speaking only of my own personal experience doing NW for 20+ years, not the merits of the Zimmerman/Martin action or conditions in that neighborhood. It seems for a NW person to be armed as they are patrolling, they would have to be deputized. Being armed as a private citizen representing only yourself is another story. But being armed and tracking suspicious persons, to my knowledge, is now what Neighborhood Watch is about. It certainly isn’t in VA (from whence Zimmerman hails).
I have no idea how they do it in FL, but if you recall the transcript with the dispatcher, Zimmerman was told ‘you don’t have to be doing that’ in tracking the kid. If every NW patrol was armed, I would imagine they’d have to be trained, deputized, the whole ball of wax. Would they be given power to arrest? It would be a dramatic restructuring of Neighborhood Watch, that’s for sure.
If Bill Cosby had his way, Trayvon would have beaten Zimmerman to death.
There was rampant crime even in Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia.