Skip to comments.Rodney King on Trayvon: It's Easy to Get Away With Killing a Black Man
Posted on 04/25/2012 11:53:31 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
Rodney King weighed in on the shooting death of an unarmed Florida teen whose death at the hands of a neighborhood watch volunteer earlier this year sparked national debate on race.
Its easy to kill a black man, a black kid also, these days and get away with it because it's been going on so long," King told WNYC's The Leonard Lopate Show on Wednesday. "He deserves justice. ... His family deserves justice."
King criticized those who have resorted to violence in the wake of the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, but said the tone has been set over decades.
"Weve got to get away from that whatever it takes," he said.
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My points being that
1) murder is bad,
2) we ought to consider each murder individually,
3) people are innocent until proven guilty,
4) one hopes justice is meted out equally in all cases, and
5) if we really want to have a conversation, we should be looking at the ways in which we can reduce the prevalence of murder in the country.
The Trayvon situation stands out because it is such an anomaly. I tend not to focus on the outlier cases; Let’s look at the 16,000 murdered folks in the U.S. each year, and figure out what to do about that.
how about a new poll CNN?
What would you rather see dead?
1) a budding young thug?
2) a family man protecting his neighborhood on a community watch?
Did you see the WHOLE video, and not just the 30 seconds the media played over and over again?
wow! Why’d it go down so much?
Especially if the killer is black.
You people are too hard on Rodney.
Personally I feel his statement is just as important to the case as those of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson.
There really isn’t much difference between Rodney and Al except Rodneys opinions haven’t gotten anyone killed.
“King told WNYC’s The Leonard Lopate Show on Wednesday. “He deserves justice.”
Justice is just what Trayvon Martin received. He was attempting a severe beating (or murder) of Zimmerman when the victim shot his attacker.
A good shoot, IMHO.
—It’s Easy to Get Away With Killing a Black Man—
He may have a point. A lot of black men do it.
What is he talking about? You can’t even protect yourself from a black thug without riots be threatened.
There are still a few thousand that will keep the ‘victim’ label, no matter what.
The idiot in the WH is one of them.
Three Strikes and You’re Out (late ‘80s / early ‘90s), plus Welfare Reform (1996).
I think that is the general consensus of Social “Scientists”.
Otherwise, if you like association instead of causation, you could say, “Reagan’s Tax Cuts!”
Its easy to kill a black man, a black kid also, these days and get away with it..” ESPECIALLY IF YOUR IN CHICAGO AND BLACK!.
I was thinking the same thing. It's a heck of a lot more dangerous for a black man in the "hood" than it is in a white neighborhood. (It's even more dangerous for them in the womb, but that's another thread.)
What if Ted Nugent had said this?
From things he had said before, I thought Rodney King had something on the ball. I stand corrected! He is nothing but another black man who holds a grudge. What happened 100 years ago in the south is happening now but in reverse.
100 years ago, a black man in the south involved in something like this could not hope to be treated fairly. Today, the situation is reversed.
George Zimmerman is being treated like a black man in South Carolina a 100 years ago. The heck with the evidence. This is a white man who took the live of a black person. Let’s drive him into the ground. These people are hypocritical. If they were for real, they would listen to the evidence. They would be fair. They would in the end treat the evidence as if it were real. This is not what they are doing. They are acting like the people they would like to condemn. They are changing my mind.