Skip to comments.'Crackers,' a 'teenage mammy' -- the sorry truth about race and Zimmerman trial (OK, then fizzles)
Posted on 07/12/2013 5:05:51 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
"White Hispanics," "Creepy-Ass Crackers," "Teenage Mammies," and "Suspicious A--holes who always get away" -- that is the vernacular of the George Zimmerman trial.
George Zimmerman faces life in jail as a jury considers second-degree murder charges against him for killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. But thanks to the media he is already sentenced to life in the American public's mind as a racist.
NBC edited a tape of Zimmermans call to police as he was following Martin to make him appear to be focused on Martins race.
The New York Times has referred to him in unique racial terms as a white Hispanic." The terminology was necessary to have the story fit into a well-worn news narrative throughout American history from the Scottsboro Boys to Emmett Till to Rodney King the black victim of white racism. Hispanic people can be as racist as black or white people in a country with a deep history of racism. But, apparently for the Times, Zimmerman's whiteness was important. It fit their good versus evil tale of a white racist killing an innocent black man.....
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NBC is gonna get clobbered...
For a time last year, it seemed Juan Williams appeared to see the proverbial light and was moving toward the political center.... since then, his chain has been yanked hard, pulling him back onto the plantation.
It’s disgusting, news articles are much more likely to be based on gossip than on observation and research.
“saint skittles” is nothing but a racist druggie gangster thug burgler who chose the wrong victim.
"In fact he appears to have been a decent teenager with an ambition to go to college and become a pilot."
Zimmerman should have listened to the 911 emergency dispatch operator who told him to stop following Martin
Zimmerman called the non-emergency sheriff's office number that is manned by volunteers and sheriff's reserve officers. They are not emergency dispatch and are required to forward the call to emergency dispatch if they believe there's an actual emergency.
Further, Zimmerman was under no legal obligation to follow the request of the sheriff's reserve officer. It is NOT illegal to follow someone nor is it illegal to confront someone if they are acting suspiciously.
Zimmerman was clearly caught off-guard, regardless of the circumstances surrounding the "mystery 2 minutes," and he acted in accordance with his right to self-defense when he was being pummeled by a black MAN who was taller, stronger, and younger than him.
Peal back everything else and you have a guy (Z) walking down a path, getting punched and staraddled MAA style, and then shooting in self defense.
Zimmerman certainly did some things wrong, but he did nothing illegal. The situation is sad.
Once in a while Juan can sound almost rational on an issue but he seems to lose his ability to think cleqarly and make fact based judgements when the subject is race or illegal immigration.
Just mention blacks, hispanics and/or illegals and he reverts to his true, blabbering liberal self, spouting the standard leftist talking points over and over.
I dont see where Zimmerman did ANYTHING wrong.
They make a big deal of the “911 operator” ordering him not to follow Saint Skittles.
Well, this was NOT 911 operator, it was a volunteer at the NON-emergency number, and she has no authority to ORDER him to do anything, but yet he does agree and starts heading back to his car.
He has every right as a homeowner AND neighborhood watch volunteer (the neighborhood wanted him to be doing this) to be watching over their houses and looking for any suspicious activity (i.e. someone wandering between buildings in the rain in the dark)
Juan Williams? Now is he a black hispanic?
They’ve earned it!
Zimmerman should have listened to the 911 emergency dispatch operator who told him to stop following Martin.
Why? He didn't confront Martin, he just wanted to keep an eye on him, something that good concerned citizens do.
Why did he have a gun if he was simply part of a neighborhood watch program?
Because he felt we live in a dangerous society where thugs feel free to jump smaller victims. He was proven 100% correct.
He had no basis to suspect Martin of any crime. So why does he describe Martin as suspicious to police?
Because he was acting in a suspicious manner. All evidence supports the case that young Martin was a thief, so that makes Zimmerman perceptive, not paranoid.
Ultimately, it is the job of the media to give straight, objective coverage of any story. Whatever the final verdict on Zimmerman, the media is clearly guilty of playing on the most primitive racial divisions in our society to fuel racial animosity and boost ratings. There are no winners here.
Just like some of those 19 fellows we heard about back about 12 years ago...
And if he didn’t make it through pilot training I’m sure his next step would have been medical school.
Perhaps the use of the word ‘wrong’ was a bit too descriptive.
I think a non-professional person (such as Z), seeing a ‘suspicious’ person in the neighborhood should call the police and then move on...go home....get lost. This is certainly what I would have done....simply because I would not want to get into any situation that I could not handle.
Way baack when I was in HS, I knew this guy who worked at a KMart. He saw someone shoplift an item and run out the store. My friend chased after him and after several hundred yards, he actually caught the guy. He then got his butt kicked for his troubles...and the guy ran off anyway. Again, sometimes the brain needs to engage before the feet start moving.
Just to reiterate, I do not think for one second that Zimmerman wasn’t justified in shooting Trayvon. With that said, I do think he should have used his brain to avoid the situation altogether....that’s all.
Your point about "non-professional" persons is well taken, though. There certainly is a limit to what a citizen should be expected to do. I think keeping tabs on a criminal or suspicious from a safe distance is not asking too much.
:Never to return to THAT store again!
“If you SEE something - SAY something!”
If we don’t show up in time to CHANGE something, uh.... just ferget it.
you do realize he was attacked, right?
He did not go looking to confront Saint Skittles, he went to see what the street name was so he could inform the police
you nailed it exactly.
EVERYONE- look at it this way
What would you do if you looked in your backyard tonight, and it was dark and rainy and someone was walking around?
World you find that ‘suspicious activity’ and call the police?
I understand that he was attacked and he defended himself in a legal manner, I’m just saying he could have played it smarter.
Here’s what I think happened: Trayvon saw Z checking him out and it angered him. At some point, instead of going home, Trayvon decided he was going to kick Zimmerman’s butt. When the opportunity arrived, he pounced on Z. Trayvon apparently didn’t count on Z having a gun. Whopps!!
One thing I wonder, though. Had Z not had a gun, would he still have had the guts to get out of his car? My guess is no.
Let’s keep doing this thought experiment for the heck of it and assume Z would still have got out of his car even without a gun and that he was attacked in the same manner. Do you think Trayvon would have beat Z to death right there on that sidewalk?...or was he just going to give him a good a$$-kicking? I bet he was just going to give Z a good-old-fashioned beat dowwn.
But that’s all speculation, isn’t it?
Trayvon was going MMA on Z and Z did what any reasonable person would have done in the same situation. In my opinion, this is a classic case of self defense...which could have been avoided if Z had played it smarter.
Anyone who refers to Zimmerman talking to a ‘911 dispatcher’ is either 1) willfully ignorant or 2) deliberately lying.
I think every one of your speculations is 100% plausible
GZ might not have gotten out of his car without the gun
TM might be alive if he walked up and said “hello”
I would bet good money TM told Rachel he was going to kick some creepy white cracka’ ass for following him before he put his phone in his pocket, and I bet even more she told him to go for it