Skip to comments.Media inciting hate, race war with Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin case
Posted on 06/28/2013 9:48:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
According to FBI statistics, approximately 9,000 African Americans are killed in this country each year.
This horrible carnage is basically ignored by the news media, which treats the vast majority of these cases as non-stories. This is a major tragedy which is consistently ignored by a media that often highlights the deaths of American soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. While all of these deaths are tragic, it is much more dangerous for African Americans on the streets of our country than it is for our soldiers fighting in Iraq or Afghanistan.
To add some perspective to the numbers, about 6,588 Americans have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001, but 108,000 African Americans have been killed on the streets of America. Thus, the death toll for black citizens in the U.S. is 18 times greater than it has been for our soldiers fighting overseas.
This African American death rate is shockingly high and should be thoroughly analyzed by the media. Unfortunately, most of our journalists are not fair and balanced. Sadly, too many in the media today are looking for sensational stories and one sure fire method of creating controversy and attention is to stoke fears of racial injustice.
Enter George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, who shot and killed 17 year old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida in February of last year. The media has focused on this one incident, even though approximately 12,000 African Americans have been killed throughout the country in this same time period. The other cases were mostly overlooked because they involved black on black crime. FBI statistics show that approximately 93% of African American homicide victims are killed by other African Americans. Such crimes are not juicy or interesting to a media that wants to promote racial division and cause strife in this country.
Clearly, the media focused on the Trayvon Martin case because of the race factor. Trayvon Martin was black and George Zimmerman is Hispanic, although, initially, the media erroneously referred to the neighborhood watch volunteer as White. After civil rights leaders and politicians joined the fray, it was no surprise that Zimmerman was charged with second degree murder.
Zimmerman became the poster child for racism, even though his best friend is an African America. The media depicted Martin as a very young child and presented inaccurate pictures to viewers. Martin was not a young child targeted by a racist Zimmerman. In fact, he was a tall, muscular young man who had a questionable past and multiple brushes with the law, but all of this was hidden from Americans.
If Zimmerman was a black neighborhood watch volunteer or Martin had been a white or Hispanic youngster, this story would have been ignored by a media that has no interest in the vast majority of the 9,000 African American murders each year.
As a sensational trial moves forward, the country will learn whether George Zimmerman is guilty or not. We will also learn whether Martin was an innocent youngster trying to get to his fathers house or a troubled young man looking for a fight.
The jury has already heard from a star witness who has lied, used questionable language and admitted she did not know how to read cursive. This young lady said that Martin referred to George Zimmerman as a creepy ass cracker. It seems that the racist in this case may have been Martin and not Zimmerman.
Police photos show that Zimmerman was badly beaten by Martin in the scuffle. He had a bloody face and cuts on the back of his head, images that are consistent with the testimony of a neighbor who said that Martin was on top of Zimmerman as they were fighting on that fateful night. Since he was younger and more athletic, it is logical to assume that Martin was able to get the upper hand in his fight with Zimmerman.
If Martin jumped Zimmerman as the neighborhood watch veteran was heading back to his car, he could have inflicted quite a beating. Zimmerman may have felt his life was in danger and justified in shooting Martin. Florida has laws which allow residents to stand your ground and defend themselves with deadly force.
Now, the country is hearing reports of potential race riots if Zimmerman is acquitted. Civil unrest could spread throughout the country. Will threats of potential violence influence a jury that is only supposed to consider facts presented in the case?
Who knows what the jury will eventually decide, but it is tragic that so much is at stake in this one case. If there are riots, much of the blame for such violence will rest with our news media which created such racial unease with their coverage of this case.
Lets hope and pray that sanity prevails both in the courtroom and throughout the nation.
DEMOCRAT MAYORS AND GOVERNORS WILL SOLVE THIS!
The jury consists of five white women, and one woman who may be Hispanic, or some other minority ethnicity.
There are no black jurors.
If Zimmerman is found not guilty, or a hung jury, part of the outrage of Jackson and Sharpton and all the rest of the liberals will be that there were no blacks on the jury. They will enflame the situation and make it seem that America has not changed since the days of Emmitt Till’s murder in 1955.
And feral young black youth may well take to the streets, even though these feral youth have no understanding of how our justice system operates. They will simply have their knee jerk reaction that justice wasn’t done. And use it as an excuse for their violence.
zimmerman literally was unable to “stand” his ground with this huge punk on top of him pummeling him and smashing his head into the ground.
if there is rioting there will be other ccw’s out there to deal with them, if’and when it’s necessary.
the media would rather talk about assault rifles and rural white men than black on black violence even though assault rifle toting rural white men account for maybe 1% or less of all homicides anually and inner city black on black violence accounts for the vast majority of homicides.
It clearly is. I said that over a year ago. ABC foremost among them.
And they are stoking it even now, by reporting on how AWESOME the prosecution is doing in the case, where even a casual observer of the actual trial realizes that the prosecutions performance makes the hindenburg look like a mild disaster.
Feral Negroe “yutes” don’t NEED a reason to riot.
The knock-out game is a hobby to them.
It’s time it stopped.
If dogs acted the way some Negroe youth do, there’d be a bounty on them.
Offended? Tough shiite. When they attack innocent people on the streets, they need “correction”.
The first was NBC, which admitted doctoring a 911 tape. This is not an accident that takes place in the hustle and bustle of putting together a newscast.
Then all of a sudden ABC decides that they're gonna enhance the video, and they say that they strip a layer away -- this is police video, by the way, now -- and that all of a sudden, lo and behold, there is evidence of injury on the back of George Zimmerman's head.
Now it is CNN saying that after enhancing the audio of Zimmerman's 911 call, they don't think he used a racial slur after all.
The Lynch Mob Media achieved its purpose. It whipped up a frenzy of racial hatred to promote its leftist agenda. Now they're doing a few "oops" corrections to try and save some credibility with the gullible. Only a fool would buy anything they peddle after this.
Let’s hope the American public knows who to blame for this crap! The MSM, Obama, Jackson, Sharpton, all included! This will reach an explosive point!
What better way to sell news than to make it instead of reporting it!
Media is nothing more than a Death Merchant, the more the better!
Florida order body bags! We can go back to 1969 with a daily body count on our own soil! Chicago has it now! Rham!
Wow. That screenshot should be at the top of Drudge.
This is a mistake they will rue. The strongest, most indefatigable tribe, is the tribe of LIBERTY. It has no race no ethnicity and can never be defeated.
The socialist will find out to their chagrin that those who would enslave will find themselves as slaves.
I agree with another FReeper that the Paula Deen fiasco is designed to clash with the Zimmerman trial.. Angry blacks vs. angry whites.. A ticking time bomb set by the media, at the behest of team 0bama. Any excuse to declare Martial Law.. He’s itchin’ to do it.
Where did you find that TE? I want to try and tweet it out, but so far I cannot track it down : /
Thanks much, and may God keep watch over all of us.
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