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Zimmerman and Martin who profiled whom?
WND ^ | July 10, 2013 | Larry Elder

Posted on 07/10/2013 10:30:40 PM PDT by Perseverando

Why did the Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman case become a national obsession?

After all, about 14,000 murders take place every year in America. In just one city, Chicago, President Barack Obama’s adopted hometown, murders are on pace to reach around 400, down 27 percent from last year but on par with 2011. In 2012, only 26 percent of homicides were “cleared,” meaning the case was closed, with or without the killer being arrested or charged.

That Martin, a black person, was killed by Zimmerman, described as a white Hispanic, is rare. Most homicides are same-race crimes. Most black killers kill other blacks. Most white killers kill other whites.

So why this case?

For many, Martin’s death illustrates how young black men are unfairly “profiled” by cops, security officers and society in general. The unfair criminal stereotype of black men, they say, results in false arrests.

But in the end, the Zimmerman trial is a he-said/he’s-dead case. The only person who was there tells a far different story. Zimmerman had a swollen, if not broken, nose, cuts on the back of his head and black eyes. The defense argues that this shows Zimmerman, in fear for his life or serious bodily injury, defended himself by shooting and killing Martin.

Defense witnesses, who came across as credible, have refuted every witness for the prosecution.

Was it Trayvon Martin’s voice on the 911 tape, screaming for help, relevant in trying to determine who started the fight? Or was the voice that of Zimmerman, a man in reasonable fear of death or serious injury? Audio experts came to different conclusions, so the judge disallowed any audio expert testimony.

Martin’s mother said the voice was her son’s. Zimmerman’s mother said the voice was her son’s. Martin’s father said the voice was his son’s, but

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: blackracism; profiling; racialprofiling; racism; trayvonmartin; zimmerman

1 posted on 07/10/2013 10:30:40 PM PDT by Perseverando
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To: Perseverando

They both profiled each other but, one let his testosterone turn him into an Action Jackson, which resulted in his death.


2 posted on 07/10/2013 11:01:54 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome
Agreed, the dis-allowed texting and such clearly shows Saint Skittles fancied himself as a MMA thug and his girlfriend Jabba the Hut probably goaded him to take the cracker on.

It seems so clear, but we/I see this from a somewhat removed vantage spot.

3 posted on 07/10/2013 11:32:53 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: doorgunner69

You talkin smack about his gurlfwend, Precious?

The drug running mule?

Why TF do people think she is still in skrewel?

Cuz she like tuh play horse.(in hushed tone)


4 posted on 07/10/2013 11:39:59 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Perseverando

Question: How is the crime rate these days in Sanford, FL in general and that neighborhood in particular?


5 posted on 07/11/2013 3:17:07 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: Perseverando

Profiling or not, Martin had no way of knowing if he was being followed or if someone was just walking behind him. He chose to confront and attack that person for whatever reason, and paid the consequences.


6 posted on 07/11/2013 4:52:57 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude

BOTTOM LINE: He (Martin) chose to confront and attack Zimmerman for whatever reason, and paid the consequences.

initially, Martin ran away but returned (at the urging of his girl friend). AT THAT POINT he became the agressor. He went back and found Zimmerman, confronted him and we all know the rest of the story.

My question is, If Zimmerman is found guilty of either murder OR manslaughter, will the girl friend be charged with accessory to the murder of Martin? She was the one who advised him to “Kick the White Crackers Ass” or something similar.

Guess we all know she too will skate away unscaved due to her color. IMO, Sanford, FL is one cess pool I would never care to visit.


7 posted on 07/11/2013 5:52:16 AM PDT by DaveA37 (I'm for SMALLER , HONEST government)
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To: Progov

(On my post above. Apparently Spell check not working? I fixed all those errors)


8 posted on 07/11/2013 5:53:21 AM PDT by DaveA37 (I'm for SMALLER , HONEST government)
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To: Progov

I thought the GF told him to run home, not to confront. Where did you hear this?


9 posted on 07/11/2013 6:27:09 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude

That was her testimony - right beside “I can’t read the letter I wrote in cursive”.


10 posted on 07/11/2013 6:29:22 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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