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Predictions Of Riots If Zimmerman Acquitted Display Appalling Lack Of Faith In Black Community
Mediaite ^ | July 10, 2013 | Noah Rothman

Posted on 07/11/2013 6:34:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Imagine the pleasant surprise I encountered after reading the headline “just in case George Zimmerman walks free…” adorning the top of a post composed by hip hop mogul and GlobalGrind.com founder Russell Simmons. It was my hope that Simmons, a respected voice in the black community, would spell out for an attentive audience why pundits preparing their audiences for riots in the wake of a possible acquittal were wrong. Instead, Simmons identified a variety of “victories” that resulted from the killing of Trayvon Martin. He cited setbacks for the National Rifle Association and state-level “Stand Your Ground” laws which he believes the activists who turned the trial into a political proxy war made possible. Simmons’ post is just one of many reckless provocations that have become a lamentably familiar aspect of the coverage of this trial and its “effect of inflaming passions without enlightening,” as National Journal’s Matthew Cooper put it.

But worse than the base impulse to score political points and threaten national comity by implying that one or another cultural worldview is threatened by a verdict in a far-flung murder trial are the pundits and officials readily preparing for – and, in some cases, stoking through innuendo – a violent reaction from African-Americans should the jury find Zimmerman not guilty. What is most striking is that few bristle with offense at the obscene implication that African-Americans will be unable to internalize such an outcome without lashing out in an uncivilized fashion.....

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: billoreilly; blackkk; ericholder; florida; georgezimmerman; holderspeople; kenyanbornmuzzie; newblackpanthers; riots; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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Any charge against an innocent man is "overcharging" him, Noah.
1 posted on 07/11/2013 6:34:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Or maybe it has to do with threats or rioting from the black community.


2 posted on 07/11/2013 6:36:30 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

bump


3 posted on 07/11/2013 6:37:12 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Well,rioting caused the trial to occur in the first place.
4 posted on 07/11/2013 6:37:47 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: GeronL

I personally don’t expect them to do much but I’m not blind to the threats.


5 posted on 07/11/2013 6:38:29 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I guess Zimmerman was supposed to have waited until Martin beat him to death or brain damage before he was justified in defending himself. If only he had allowed his skull to be bashed in a little bit more, he would have a case. /sarc


6 posted on 07/11/2013 6:39:23 PM PDT by RC one
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To: cripplecreek

You don’t expect what? .. blacks to riot ?


7 posted on 07/11/2013 6:39:51 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Maybe author Noah needs to chat with the new black cats:

In preparation for the possibility of an acquittal of George Zimmerman, The New Black Panther Party has reportedly begun a mobilization campaign to target white communities.

Panthers: “This Time We’re Going Out To Whitey’s Suburbs and Burning Down HIS Community”

8 posted on 07/11/2013 6:40:04 PM PDT by Errant
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

” Predictions Of Riots If Zimmerman Acquitted Display Appalling Lack Of Faith In Black Community”

Not really, it fits in exactly with what the Black Community has historically shown us!


9 posted on 07/11/2013 6:40:47 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

L.A. Riots.

Nuf said.


10 posted on 07/11/2013 6:41:47 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (Making good people helpless doesn't make bad people harmless.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The “appalling” part is trumped-up charges were brought against him anyway

Now their hope is an ignorant jury will “compromise” out of pity . . or fear


11 posted on 07/11/2013 6:42:29 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: knarf

No much no. Maybe some minor unrest but nothing serious lasting more than a night or two.


12 posted on 07/11/2013 6:42:35 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I watched a few minutes of the trial today, and it made me sick how the prosecutor played every contrived grievance of the mooching community. It is like he wants riots.

Someone should investigate him and oBambi for inciting riots.


13 posted on 07/11/2013 6:42:36 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (sue the DNC for the IRS abuse! Can RICO laws be used against the DNC?)
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To: Errant

Idiot, brought a shotgun to a sniper fight.


14 posted on 07/11/2013 6:43:13 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: cripplecreek

Terrorism, Obama Style.


15 posted on 07/11/2013 6:43:26 PM PDT by digger48
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
the obscene implication

stfu already

16 posted on 07/11/2013 6:44:10 PM PDT by bigheadfred (barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: cripplecreek

I don’t understand why they need a Trayvon trial to riot...unless Uncle Sugar is paying them.


17 posted on 07/11/2013 6:44:42 PM PDT by gr8eman (Ron Swanson for President!)
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To: Gay State Conservative
Well,rioting caused the trial to occur in the first place.

What you reward, you tend to get more of; that said™, if there are riots, I expect the vast majority of participants will be the regular criminal element, not large numbers of ordinary citizens. I believe the entire Zimmerman show trial has been a deliberate appeal to the lowest of the low from the beginning.

18 posted on 07/11/2013 6:45:02 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Black riots after the Zimmerman trial will be nothing compared to the White riots after the OJ trial.


19 posted on 07/11/2013 6:45:27 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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20 posted on 07/11/2013 6:45:42 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who Is Racist?

By Thomas Sowell

I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white.

Apparently other Americans also recognize that the sources of racism are different today from what they were in the past. According to a recent Rasmussen poll, 31 percent of blacks think that most blacks are racists, while 24 percent of blacks think that most whites are racist.

The difference between these percentages is not great, but it is remarkable nevertheless. After all, generations of blacks fought the white racism from which they suffered for so long. If many blacks themselves now think that most other blacks are racist, that is startling.

The moral claims advanced by generations of black leaders — claims that eventually touched the conscience of the nation and turned the tide toward civil rights for all — have now been cheapened by today’s generation of black “leaders,” who act as if it is all just a matter of whose ox is gored.

Even in legal cases involving terrible crimes — the O.J. Simpson murder trial or the charges of gang rape against Duke University students — many black “leaders” and their followers have not waited for facts about who was guilty and who was not, but have immediately taken sides, based on who was black and who was white.

Among whites, according to the same Rasmussen poll, 38 percent consider most blacks racist and 10 percent consider most whites racist.

Broken down by politics, the same poll showed that 49 percent of Republicans consider most blacks racist, as do 36 percent of independents and 29 percent of Democrats.

Perhaps most disturbing of all, just 29 percent of Americans as a whole think race relations are getting better, while 32 percent think race relations are getting worse. The difference is too close to call, but the fact that it is so close is itself painful — and perhaps a warning sign for where we are heading.

http://jewishworldreview.com/cols/sowell070913.php3#.Ud9e-vTD-1s


21 posted on 07/11/2013 6:46:58 PM PDT by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, as many have already pointed out, there are plenty of precedents for rioting if Zimmerman is acquitted.

But also, this is not an appalling lack of faith. The left ADMIRES this kind of behavior, and they can hardly wait for the rioting to start.

And of course Holder and Obama can’t wait, either. It’s what they’ve been hoping for. Great excuse for more government lawlessness.


22 posted on 07/11/2013 6:48:14 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They riot either way, win or lose they will burn something......like Detroit after an NBA Championship.


23 posted on 07/11/2013 6:50:35 PM PDT by Kakaze (I want The Republic back !)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
But the media would be advised to display a bit more faith in the American public to react rationally if a not guilty verdict is the ultimate outcome of this trial. I may be wrong, and my pride will certainly be the last thing that I mourn should violence in the wake of a possible acquittal materialize, but I do not believe that I will be wrong. The American people are stronger – and better — than that.

What an effing idiot.

24 posted on 07/11/2013 6:50:53 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Display Appalling Lack Of Faith In Black Community

Displaying a obvious knowledge of history....

25 posted on 07/11/2013 6:50:54 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
My faith is based on what I have seen over the last few decades. The blacks will riot and pick up what goodies they can from the honkies.

I would love to be surprised and have no riots, but I'll not hold my breath.

To the Black Community:

You want whites to respect you and treat you as equals?

Stop acting like the word you profess to hate but love to use yourselves.

Class or no class, it's your choice.

26 posted on 07/11/2013 6:51:32 PM PDT by stboz
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Lack of faith- you bet. Here is the evidence:
27 posted on 07/11/2013 6:52:45 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: RC one

Martin wasn’t bashing Zimmerman’s head with a chunk of concrete. He was bashing the chunk of concrete with Zimmerman’s head.


28 posted on 07/11/2013 6:54:34 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (If you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil!)
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To: All; cripplecreek
Not all blacks are guilty. Only those who refuse to assimilate and have degenerated into feral hominoids (or those who are submerged in anger and support those who have become feral hominoids).

There are many fine blacks in America and have been since the founding of this country.

But those who hate America and Whitey (like the President, for example) are looking for a reason to rumble. And may God bless them if they rumble.

Because they will scrape off the facade of civilization from ole Whitey...and at his core they will find someone who has been pushed way beyond his limit...they will find the natural human traits of an alpha society. Yes this society can and will revert to astounding cruelty toward those who threaten it and them.

If you think Idi Amin was brutal...wait til you scrape down to the bone of civilized man.

Hey Al Sharpton and Jesse and Barry the Downlow Boy...you are stirring up a nest of rattlesnakes. You don't won't to do this.

Really...you don't.

I am just an observer of humanity...but you really don't want to do this.

29 posted on 07/11/2013 6:54:39 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (You can't eat Sharia)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have a lot of faith in the black “community”.

I have no doubt at all that many will act just the way they always do:

Like out of control racist whack-jobs.

They love any excuse for a good street happening, fires and free TV’s.


30 posted on 07/11/2013 6:55:06 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.)
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To: GenXteacher

31 posted on 07/11/2013 6:57:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“...pundits and officials readily preparing for – and, in some cases, stoking through innuendo – a violent reaction from African-Americans should the jury find Zimmerman not guilty.”

Most black citizens of Los Angeles didn’t riot after the Rodney King verdict, either. In fact, a black family saved Reginald Denny’s life after he was beaten by some rioters. That doesn’t mean there wasn’t a bleepload of rioting and burning going on in the city. There’s good and bad in every group, and it’s silly not to at least consider the possibility that the lowlifes will react violently if Zimmerman is acquitted.


32 posted on 07/11/2013 6:58:57 PM PDT by DemforBush (Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia!)
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To: Errant

So they have basically burned down most of their communities and caused all the store to shut down so they have nothing to loot. But remember, they are peaceful people looking to to get their lives back on track.


33 posted on 07/11/2013 6:59:38 PM PDT by matt04
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
looters photo: looters looters.jpg looters photo: LOOTERS 20.jpg looters photo: Looters looters.jpg looters photo: Looters - &quot;I gots myne lol&quot; lootergirls.jpg
34 posted on 07/11/2013 7:00:09 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Errant

35 posted on 07/11/2013 7:00:39 PM PDT by LucyT ("Once you've gone round the bend you've gone as far as you can go. ")
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To: Kakaze

Exactly. If GZ is convicted, celebratory looting, buring and shooting. If GZ is acquitted, angry looting, buring and shooting.


36 posted on 07/11/2013 7:01:43 PM PDT by matt04
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Noah Rothman, you are either a shameless race-baitor or ignorant someinabatch.


37 posted on 07/11/2013 7:01:45 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
yeah, i mean it's not like it's ever happened before or anything... right? right???
38 posted on 07/11/2013 7:03:19 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: digger48

The DOJ already have the Hotels booked and Buses laid on


39 posted on 07/11/2013 7:03:34 PM PDT by molson209
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To: Errant

Photo from Philly; same dude.

40 posted on 07/11/2013 7:09:48 PM PDT by LucyT ("Once you've gone round the bend you've gone as far as you can go. ")
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To: Iron Munro
I have a lot of faith in the black “community”.

The black community is not monolithic. Like the rest of America, it is split down the middle. There are those who love America...and those who hate it.

This is not a race war, as much as Obama and Sharpton want us to believe that.

This is a war of culture and ideology. It is Left against Right. Americans against those who wish to overthrow it.

41 posted on 07/11/2013 7:11:08 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (You can't eat Sharia)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Those blindly following the Dem party should open their eyes at the racism by those whom are insinuating that the AA community can’t control themselves.


42 posted on 07/11/2013 7:13:04 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: Errant

If he invades the suburbs, he will learn why “whitey” has been buying 5.56mm buy the truck load.


43 posted on 07/11/2013 7:13:40 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo ( Walker 2016)
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To: cripplecreek

Until the black community proves differently.


44 posted on 07/11/2013 7:15:01 PM PDT by servantboy777
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To: Errant
“This time we’re doing it right… This time we’re not burning down our communities. This time we’re going out to Whitey’s suburbs and burning down HIS community. We’re going to make Whitey feel the pain.”

Gads, the idiot's too stupid to know Zimmerman's Hispanic? Or is he too afraid to go into a Hispanic neighborhood? Either way, they riot and once again they'll mark themselves as losers...

45 posted on 07/11/2013 7:17:16 PM PDT by GOPJ (Department of Justice organized rallies against George Zimmerman.)
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To: Errant

The person they want to kill are going to look like Barry’s Mother or Grandparents.


46 posted on 07/11/2013 7:18:30 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Lack of faith in the black community? Oh no, I have complete faith they're gonna riot, break things and burn stuff.

There's just no doubt it'll happen. They're already threatening to come out to whitey town and break and burn our stuff so "we feel their pain."

IMO, threats like that which I'm reading on Twitter (kill whitey) are the exact reason high capacity magazines are made.

Just sayin' ..... bring it bitches. If you can find your way. Lord knows most of 'em can't read anyway.

47 posted on 07/11/2013 7:22:19 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Errant

Yet another humanist urban naive idiot who only sees blacks from across east 125th street lecturing us who live around large minority concentrations how to think about something he knows nothing about


48 posted on 07/11/2013 7:23:51 PM PDT by wardaddy (the next Dark Ages are coming as Western Civilization crumbles with nary a whimper)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The rioters will be bused in from places where the word “community” has no meaning.


49 posted on 07/11/2013 7:26:27 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Errant

And they will be gunned down en masse if they pull that garbage in Texas.


50 posted on 07/11/2013 7:28:30 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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