Skip to comments.You are Trayvon
Posted on 08/10/2013 7:32:02 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The issue is beyond race and Floridas Stand Your Ground law. George Zimmermans fear of Trayvon Martin led to murder and his acquittal. Since fear for his life, even if unreasonable, allowed Zimmerman to walk free. Then, what of other fear-based prejudices?
Last year, in Jacksonville, FL, Jordan Davis, 17, African American, and unarmed, was killed in a mall parking lot, while sitting in his car. Michael David Dunn, 46, White, claims Davis pointed a shotgun after Dunn told Davis to turn down his music. Dunn shot his 9mm into Davis car and sped away. Now charged with first degree murder, Dunn relies on Floridas Stand Your Ground law, pleading self-defense. His trial begins in September.
A few days ago, in Escambia, FL, Roy Middleton, 60, African American, and unarmed, was searching his mothers car for cigarettes when police approached, guns drawn. Police began firing even after Middleton complied with requests to put up his hands. Middleton survived a barrage of shots fired at close range. Although police suspected Middleton of trying to steal the car they have yet to explain why they shot him.
Two weeks ago, in Milwaukee, WI, John Henry Spooner, 77, White, was given a life sentence for the murder of Darius Simmons, 13, African American, and unarmed. Darius was shot by his neighbor after Spooner accused Darius of robbing his home. When Darius, who had been at school that day, denied the theft Spooner shot the boy in the chest and again in the back.
Pointing to a high rate of Black-on-Black crime is a ready response to these Society-on-Black crimes. Black-on-Black crime is an important but separate issue. It is separate because all crimes are primarily intra-racial. This is so among Whites, Latinos, and Asians. Poverty-ridden communities, no matter their race, will have high crime rates.
Inter-racial crimes, specifically White-on- Black murders, have a long history in America. This Trayvon/Zimmerman verdict is about acquitting a man who committed murder based on an irrational fear of a Black boy. Taken in its best light this Zimmerman illogic implies if it scares you than there is a legal right to shoot it. Such a result allows anyone to shoot the object of their fears, even irrational fear, without question or consequences.
Irrational fears from aliens to zombies could support a murder acquittal. Consider those who fear that lower-class woman wearing an NRA t-shirt driving a dented pick-up truck. If there is a confrontation over a parking space, barking dog, or grocery price she is likely armed and dangerous. It could be your life or hers unless you shoot first.
Men on motorcycles riding a roaring hog with long hair and leather jackets may raise fear in the mom driving a minivan. If this motorcycle-riding free spirit is not wearing a helmet then they could be considered reckless, trouble-makers. Why wait to know if he is asking directions; shoot first. A jury will understand.
To some, men with beards can be frightening. Beards or mustaches can be considered suspicious and a sign of an untrustworthy character. Rarely seen on television, bearded men are not allowed in power positions like Wall Street, politics, television news, or business. Therefore, bearded men may require fatal force in any confrontation.
As with Trayvon Martins hoodie, certain attire can induce fear. Women shielded by hijabs or scarves. Jewish men wearing yarmulke, Rastafarian, Nazirite and Sikh men who could frighten anyone unaware their religious law forbids haircuts. Of course, frightening people include anyone possibly resembling a Muslim, in any manner, whatsoever.
Black men, under this fear test, should arm themselves against unwarranted attacks by fear mongering Zimmerman-types obsessed with delusions of African male prowess or cowered by unsubstantiated racial prejudices. It will not stop there. Zimmermans acquittal means summary annihilation. Soon, fear-laden fatalities will not be limited to unarmed Black teenagers.
Black people in America are like the canary in the coal mine, says Harvard Professor Lani Guinier. A sick canary predicts deadly trouble in the mine below. The fate of African Americans can reveal the future of others in America. Soon, everyone is Trayvon.
White men with tattoos become Trayvon. Tourists speaking a foreign language. An inter-racial group of students. Drivers of trucks bearing confederate flags. The homeless. Drunk neighbors. Tall people. Weight-lifters. Catholic priests. Playground bullies. Gays. Vegetarians. Nudists. Bossy relatives. The disabled. Outliers of any kind.
When Ida B. Wells-Barnett, a 20th century activist and journalist, studied the lynching of Black men she discovered European immigrants were also among the over 4,000 lynched men, women, and children. Today, irrational fear has led to 9mm lynchings.
Diversity is Americas greatest strength. If xenophobia a fear of outsiders remains a rationale for murder then this nation has no future. We are all strangers to someone.
Gloria J. Browne- Marshall, an Associate Professor of Constitutional Law at John Jay College in New York City, is author of Race, Law, and American Society: 1607 to Present, and a writer covering the U.S. Supreme Court as well as major legal issues.
Rarely seen on television, bearded men are not allowed in power positions like Wall Street, politics, television news, or business. Therefore, bearded men may require fatal force in any confrontation."
Haven't heard that name in a while. How the he!! did she end up at Haaaaavaaaaaad?
Hair on a coke can?
This uninformed tripe was written by an Associate Professor of Constitutional Law at John Jay College!
Ya gotta be kidding!
The canaries in the mine have been raping and murdering lots of white people....
I wish I was.
What a stupid, STUPID thing to say.
Diversity is an enormous weakness, that has destroyed many societies and has benefitted none.
It is POSSIBLE that America will be different, but it is certainly not likely.
we could have predicted what this genius looks like.
love the “haircut” and Id bet her girlfriends do too,
“fear mongering Zimmerman-types”
At the bottom of the liked page, “comments are closed” LOL
No. I am NOT.
I am not stealing from people.
I am not a thug engaging in thug activities.
I don't get upset if someone in a neighborhood asks what I am doing in an area. I would simply answer "Walking home" or "Visiting a friend" or "Passing though...how's things going?"
I don't physically attack people who question or disrespect me.
I have a job.
I provide value to society, I am not a burden on it.
So, no. I am NOT Trayvon Martin.
In that case I am walking briskly home because it is freaking raining out, if I see someone I wave and say, "nice weather for ducks!"
And I arrive home alive.
I don't wander around in the rain at night because it's raining and it's night.
The column is so fallacious that one knows not where to begin.
sorry but I;m not Trayvon...I don’t bash people’s heads on pavements and I definitely DONT have fat friends who can’t spell..
Another one of the big lies.
No progress on racial issues in, what, 50 years. Where are Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, to mention just two, who grew up in what we are told a much worse era?
I wonder if Rachel would call us ‘FReepy ass crackers’?
I am NOT Trayvon
Never suspended from school
Never found to be in possession of a large quantity of women's jewelry
Never been under the influence of an illegal drug
Never beaten anyone’s head against a concrete sidewalk
clearly, she was desparate to write something. None of her examples even remotely relates to stand your ground.
If she were edumacated to enjoy subtle lexiconic humor, she would.
Check out the link for this article.
The Milwaukee Journal seems to be a bit racist itself.
Not a white face to be found anywhere.
I’m surprised that gloria overlooked one of America’s greatest menaces: The Hyphenated-American. They should not be allowed to breed!
Can we talk about black on white crime, or is that racist?
No, we’re not.
no easy way to comment at the site. Figures.
If I see someone I dont know in my local area, I watch him/her.
If they act suspiciously, I might call the police on the non-emergency line, but would probably call the complex manager first. I’m certainly going to follow them, and keep an eye on them.
If they attempt to physically attack me, I will kill them.
(I have no formal training in physical combat skills, and am not a masochist.I can kill with my bare hands, a knife, or a gun. I read a lot.)
I won’t ask for an ID card before I kill anyone who attempts to physically attack me. I really don’t care about any attackers background.
I don’t physically attack people.
I am not Trayvon.
I am Zimmerman.
Have you noticed how leftist bs artist always quote other leftist bs artists. They promote each other so they can promote the cause.
You mean like black people hating white people because they fear that white people are out to get them?
Because that seems like the more common and more damaging fear-based prejudice in America today.
Just another race pimp cashing in.
Screw Trayvon and the skittles he slid on.
I think I'm actually more of a Zimmerman. Not that I'm particularly Peruvian. Or particularly white. It's a justice, rule-of-law thing. You might not understand.
White people fight back against anyone and everyone who try to rob or kill them.
They don’t make any exceptions for anyone, of any race, even their own.
It’s a “white culture” thing that all black, brown, yellow red, and mixed race people need to learn how to respect, adapt and deal with, and/or completely avoid.
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Too many on both sides are playing with the truth of the Zimmerman trial.. The regime and the media set the premise for the trial narrative and their presentations ignoring the setting where the incident took place..An area having a “Neighborhood Watch”. If some of those so called conservative talk show hosts had interviewed guests who run such watches they would have exposed the regime and the media for the frauds they are. Particularly a “gated” neighborhood watch.When you enter one of these and start wandering around no matter if you are white, blue, red, green, or black. You can be asked your purpose for being there. You are on private property. And yes those on patrol can and do leave their vehicle and follow on foot if they lose sight of the person they’re observing..That’s the Watch Captain’s who is really a security guard’s job. .
Its the second time the President of the United States has interjected himself into a confrontation between those in authority on legal grounds reasonably questioned and released someone involved in a curious activity in a patrolled area. Could this attitude be based from the idealized communist concept that there is no such thing as “private” property because the state (collective) owns the land ? .
In both cases those representing authority were reported as white . In the second case the person working security was attacked while on private rights of way while on foot discontinued an observation and was returing to his vehicle after being so instructed by the police to do so thus allowing the person to continue on their way.unimpeded But who then doubled back and attacked the neighborhood watch worker who was returing to his vehicle beating him severly on the ground in which the attacker was subsequently killed in a struggle over the Neighborhood Watchman’s legal pistol.
In the second case both were dark skined.
Since the Zimmernan not guilty verdict has been rendered, the facts of this case are still being shamefully being concealed by the media to the extent they are advancing and are complicit in permitting a putrid injstice to be committed of the worst order,organized and instituted by our governent.While denied. It began as a miscalculation when a surname of a Jewish origin shot up and lighted the heavens like a star shell in the darkest of nights. It would have been difused if the media used pictures of both side by side because they look like cousins. And the area where this occured of paycheck to paycheck struggling homeowners of all races trying to protect themselves had been reported and not some ritzy all white enclave.they portrayed..Worse yet the media is still pilling it on with ABC editing a a black jury members (remember when they were all white)t remarks to make it sound like she accused Zimmerman of murder .
The result as we have seen is that another marxist axiom (division) has been implemented which has resulted with gangs of black youths murdering happless whites who happen into areas usually where a black population is the majority. Those media outlets who by their delberate misuse of the instrument of the 1st amendment are just as complicit in those deaths as the regime is. They have the duty but not the obligation to report factualy
The democrat party that hypenated itself from God at their 2012 convention into demo-coms, and believe that all groups should be hyphenated , Afro-American, Hispanic-American, etc..Decided Zimmerman to be the egg that is to be broken,. sacrificed, so that we have an omlet..Just like Stalin did to the Ukrainian land owners known as Kulacks whom he executed, (and used that egg example) in a soclal engineering plan to organize collectives during a Russian drought..Because as we have learned there seems to be the intention to use a collective data base to create collectives. Where a utopia of uniforimity of conformity exists. As was done in Detroit, and Oakland California.only this time a poor whitey or blacky wont be able to move,.
Just as with the energy plan where the cost of fuel used for energy and transportation and that includes raising the price of transporting gas and oil by rail, that favors a key contributer while the regime has been recently ridiculing the impact the completion of a pipeline, has skyrocketed those costs. Placing many on fixed or limited incomes dependent on government handouts. Resulting from this regimes socialist policies which go blameless.
Now call for the sacrifice of Zimmerman who must die for another communist plan.. We all move together in centers designed and approved by comrades running the collective who (just like Obamacare arent in it) wont ever live there.
What should the Rebuttal and counter charge be ?
Why is this being done ? To cover up Bengahzi, Fast and furious, IRS, Wind and Solar panel gate, NSA spying on US, Over-riding the constittution? Those are blamed on others .But not who accompaines Obama on his many trips around the world at taxpayer expence ? Were they the heavy hitters or their friends holding the presidents hand ? Never looked into either by the House and certainly not even speculated about or reported on by the media. Seems like that could be considered pay back at US taxpayer expence. Isnt that an impeachable offense ?
Now if somebody even suggests impeachment. What better way to discourage any investigation into malfeasance and corruption than by organizing the base for riots in the streets ? As the few whites and hispanics are being maimed and murdered for the cause. While the leadership of the political opposition wallow in the wilderness searching for a “demographic” message.
Rather than morn their son’s death they trademarked his name and hired a PR company.
What more needs to be said?
morn = mourn
Stand You Ground didn't get him off??
Sounds like the author ran out of examples of the whites massacring Blacks and getting off scot free by SYG.