Skip to comments.What if Trayvon Had Been White, and the Shooter Black?
Posted on 03/24/2012 10:09:11 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
What would happen if a black man armed with a handgun confronted "suspicious persons" in his neighborhood? What would happen if the "suspicious persons" were unarmed white teens, one of them was shot dead, and the shooter claimed self-defense?
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. There would be no white equivalent of Al Sharpton, the professional race-baiter behind the 1987 Tawana Brawley hoax, leading marches in the streets of the shooter's hometown. There would be no Federal civil rights investigation by the Justice Department. There would be no comments from a president who seems congenitally unable to keep his mouth shut on matters involving left-wing political correctness. And there would be no national media attention from biased, left-wing "reporters."
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.
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2. Unlike Martin, Cervini was not alone and WAS committing a criminal act when confronted.
3. Like Zimmerman, Scott claimed that he acted in self-defense when Cervini jumped him.
4. Unlike Zimmerman, Scott was arrested for murder.
You know why there were no riots, no outrage?
Because Scott WAS arrested.
Because a grand jury DID return an indictment against him. (Though they dropped the charge from murder to manslaughter.)
And because it went to a jury.
The jury, not the police, were the ones who decided that Scott was innocent.
And if both were black this would not even have made the 6:00 News.
So true, I will hold the media responsible for all the violence that follows this incident. I love what the media is supposed to be, but I despise what it has become. Thank goodness for the Internet. I first realized how corrupt the media was when they covered up 800. Things have only gotten worse since then.
True. I guess this proves the race mongers are racist against Latinos as well.
They the Media thinks they can’t get away with it since his last name is Zimmerman!
NOT A DAMN THING
Too complicated. A German speaking Filipino woman? Danke Schoen.