Skip to comments.Rush to judgment in Trayvon Martin case
Posted on 03/31/2012 9:22:47 AM PDT by matt04
At first glance, the death of Trayvon Martin seemed to be a straightforward example of ugly, racial conflict resulting in the killing of an innocent black teenager by a white man, George Zimmerman. But now, as evidence continues to come forward, the facts seem much more complicated and the "obvious truth" premature.
To make matters more complex, we found out that in the past several months, Martin was suspended from school three times, once for the possession of drug paraphernalia.
The Miami Herald reported that in the gated community in which Zimmerman patrolled, there were eight burglaries, nine thefts and one shooting in the past year. Neighbors of Zimmerman described him as being passionate about security and credit him with thwarting and cracking some crimes. It was also revealed that Zimmerman identified himself as a Hispanic and was a registered Democrat.
The facts are confounding and inconclusive. But the tendency in the first days by some, including Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and an angry chorus of followers, was to rush to judgment with little regard for fairness, due process, or respect for the terrible death of a young man.
A mob mentality seems to be in the ascendancy.
The New Black Panther Party offered a bounty for Zimmerman's capture.
Jackson said that Martin's death shows how "blacks are under attack" and "targeting, arresting, convicting blacks and ultimately killing us is big business." Apart from the obvious incendiary nature of such comments, what in heaven's name could Jackson mean?
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Trayvon was killed for WWB in a GC.
Thats what some pinhead black caucus congress critter declared!
“Walking while black in a gated community”
What horse ass arrogance
Zimmerman alerted on the martin because he was not local and rightly so.
Martin went off on Zimmerman because he felt dissed.
That’s what I think happened given what we know.
I know this, Gangbanger punks flaunt the law.
Some cop wanna be’s go to far
I learned at a young age that there is no percentage in escalating matters of the law.
Keep your head, and tell it to the judge.
“Boy, we f%&*d that one up. Let’s walk this backward with suedo intellectual explanations for how even “We” the self righteous, erudite and experienced can get it wrong”.
Synthetic embarrassment and manufactured obtuse apology.
Gosh. Gee. Oh? Well now I don’t know.
Really? Yuh Bullshite artistic were ready, literally ready, to film the hangman as he slipped the rope over Zimmerman and then gleefully proclaim all is better in the world for justice being meted out the way you see fit.
You are completely ambivalent about how many innocent people will get hit as you gin this to the point of rioting.
Good for your ratings though, huh?
You are soulless ....
Yes,it happened in the Wiemar republic.
It has happened many times.
Valid points both. CYA is a distinct possibility.
I would personally hope this change of tune goes deeper than that, because what has occurred in this country in the past couple of weeks and what has been purposely done to George Zimmerman really goes beyond my ability to even describe with words.
America is diseased. She is stricken with multiple cancers, all of them malignant. I really don’t know if she will survive at this point.
And I am going to say this.
Black people need to check themselves hardcore. Your culture is toxic. It is poison. And it is lethal to your people. You are behaving as fools. I suggest strongly that you go back to your roots, find what it is that you lost, no, find what it is that was taken from you, because if you don’t it may well spell your doom.
Yes,it happened in the Wiemar republic.
It has happened many times.
I cant help feeling that Trayvon is a Reichstag fire.
You, obviously, were not fooled by the "news" media's attempt to spin the story and make you think what they want you to think. Kudos to you. But rest assured, there are many who followed the media straight down that path!
If I was Zimmerman I would after cleared do some interviews and charge an outrageous price and then hightail it to unknown places. and retire in comfort.
Interesting battle in the comments to this article. At least one very good writer (happens to be conservative) and one total lunatic who keeps repeating that Zimmerman followed Martin with his “gun drawn”.
Who’da thunk it, CNN actually getting a clue?
Of course it did take Bill Bennett to write it.
I know NBC News did. They edited out the dispatchers question where they asked if he was white, black or Hispanic and just kept Zimmerman saying he was black. I believe the MRC covered it.
And I’m smart enough to not fall for that meme, because I know “gated Community” can be anything from a mobile home park to a place that has apartments, condos, and town-homes behind the gates - it does not automatically mean there are mansions behind the gates like that prejudiced, bigot that calls me dishonest does.
Feral blacks are murdering each other in record numbers and the rev al and rev jesse are mute.
At worst for us in society is we have to tear down the gates and allow the predators to prowl and loot.
A socialist utopia
I wonder if Trayvon took his gold teeth to the grave or if they “disappeared” at the funeral home.
Sorry, Keith in Iowa, I agree with Hulka, and I think most reasonable people would. Using the term “gated community” conjures up the image of big, expensive houses, often with a manned security entrance. Not a complex of apartments or condos with locked gates to allow entrance. My neighbor has a second house in the back of his property which he rents out, and he has fences and gates to restrict access to both the houses. By your reasoning, that should also be referred to as a “gated community.” Words and phrases DO have implied meanings, and can’t always just be taken literally. And I believe like Hulka, that there is a hidden agenda in most of the media when using that term in this case, as difficult to believe as that seems to you.
People who jump to that conclusion are prejudiced, and bigoted. You’re in good company with Hulka. Congrats on that.
We cant call a spade a spade now can we?
The truth is that Trayvon was subject to a bad attitude.
I didnt put that chip on his shoulder.
You should shop for same before assuming they'd be worth stealing.
E.g., Billy-Bob Products has 'em for $13 customized (LOL).
I think that if Trayvon had not been shot in self deffense by Zimmerman, he was ontrack to live in a taxpayer supported “gated community” of his own—Zimmerman saved the taxpayers of Florida a lot of money.