Skip to comments.What if Trayvon Had Been White, and the Shooter Black? [real life example - same verdict]
Posted on 07/17/2013 7:34:49 PM PDT by grundle
This is not an exercise in mere speculation. We know what would happen in such a case. There would be no white mobs in the street chanting "No justice, no peace!" There would be no whites holding a "million hoodie march" in New York City.
We know this because in fact, such an event occurred in 2009 in Greece, N.Y., a suburb of Rochester. Roderick Scott, a black man, shot and killed an unarmed white teen, Christopher Cervini, whom he believed was burglarizing a neighbor's car, with a licensed .40 cal. handgun.
There are many similarities between the Scott-Cervini case and the George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin case in Florida. In both cases, there had been a spate of criminal activity in the neighborhood. In both cases, the shooters called 911 to report suspicious activity, yet chose to confront the unarmed suspects outside their residence and off their own property prior to the arrival of the police. In both cases, the shooters claimed that they felt threatened, and fired in self-defense. In both cases, local law enforcement applied relevant state law.
Scott was acquitted by a majority-white jury after claiming that the Cervini charged at him, putting him in imminent fear of his life.
There were no allegations of racial bias. Scott was not charged with a hate crime. There was no Federal civil rights investigation. There were no white protests. The case was settled for what it was: a tragedy caused by a series of poor decisions on behalf of the shooter, and a split-second decision that will forever be second-guessed.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
The reason there are million hoodie marches is because the black rabblerousers get what they demand from the guilt stricken white liberals and PC politicians, every time.
It is no different than giving in to a child who throws a temper tantrum every time he/she does not get what she wants and the parents give in. The pattern continues and gets worse with time.
What if Trayvon was a grey alien and Zimmerman was a shape-shifting reptilian? What if Lee had won at Gettysburg and the South had gone off to win the war? What if Adolf Hitler had been accepted by that art school or killed in World War I when he was a battalion messenger?
Don’t tell liberals.
I was just about to post what you just said!!
Then we wouldn't
None of these analogous cases of black men being acquitted for shooting white teens will convince the angry black lynch mob that they are wrong, though. They are irrational and would rather wallow in their own self-pity and vent the hate they have in their hearts than look at the actual facts of the Zimmerman case, the law, or analogous cases. They are not susceptible to reason or truth. I wish people would stop pandering to them and instead just tell them off.
You can't tell liberals anything because they already know everything and can be convinced of nothing.
Thanks for the link.
“In both cases, the shooters called 911”
Zimmerman didn’t call 911. He called the non-emergency police number.
The fact that this story even made it to the national news is further evidence that American culture is in the toilet. About the only thing left is for one more stupid event to make the flush.
Where was all the outrage when this case was going on?
This 25 year old black man received life with no mercy (no chance of parole). The very first story in the newspaper about what occurred convinced me and a lot of others that this was not premeditated first degree murder. He also lost his appeal, so he will never be free.
I recall when I read this in the paper, I said to my friends, “I’m just a housewife who knows nothing about police work, but if this is the way he was trained to do an undercover drug buy, I need to be teaching at the police academy.”
I prayed daily while this trial was going on because I believed this was the most unfair trial I had ever heard about. I am white, by the way.
Leftwich claimed self defense, but was not allowed to put on any defense about the off duty cop who was buying the drugs. The cop had been drinking and had his girl friend with him but the prosecution claimed he was on an undercover assignment.
I don’t think telling them off will get the point across.
Tomorrow we find IRS abuse goes right to White House. So get ready.
The US has two troubling ethnic groups that must be dealt with in the 21st Century. Blacks and Muslims. Blacks can easily be offended and will resort to violence and thuggery. Muslims when offended can resort to violence. Both practice bigotry and intolerance. Whites had to undergo PC education to mellow out their racially violent and bigoted past. Today whites rarely get offended and violent. Maybe the same type of mandatory education need to be implemented on blacks and Muslims.
Fair point, and so true.
How does one confuse a liberal? Tell them James Monroe had the right idea. Then wait for them to ask, “who is Jimmie Monroe?”
JUSTICE FOR CHRISTOPHER!
Monroe supported the founding of colonies in Africa for free African Americans that would eventually form the nation of Liberia, whose capital, Monrovia, is named in his honor.
No, really? I'm sure you've shocked us all here with that bombshell. And what shall we get ready for, exactly? Oh no... not... not... HEARINGS!
Christian and Newsome. The Commie media would not speak of it.
Liberals use talking points of nonsense and lying to win an imaginary battle
Now that was a horrific crime...
A meaningless question.
If Martin had been white and Zimmerman black, it never would have made the news, and no one would have ever heard about it.
A killing that isn’t useful for the media to paint America as racist isn’t bothered with.