Skip to comments.Cosby on Trayvon Case: Disarm Neighborhood Watchmen
Posted on 04/08/2012 7:21:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Give Cosby credit for not being playing the race card, but he's still not thinking this through completely. If an investigation proves Zimmerman's side of the story, "the gun" will end up being what might have saved his life.
We have a God-given right to patrol our own neighborhoods, which can be dangerous work. And if in the act of doing so we are attacked, "the gun" can come in awfully handy.
Let's also not forget that Zimmerman claims he wasn't following Trayvon Martin when the teenager attacked him.
Those two simple words flowed easily from the mouth of social commentator Bill Cosby during an exclusive interview Friday regarding the Trayvon Martin case, arguably the most high-profile, citizen-on-citizen U.S. slaying facing the Obama administration.
Trayvon was killed Feb. 26 in Sanford, Fla., by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman, who told police that a confrontation with the unarmed 17-year-old led him to shoot in self-defense.
Mr. Cosby, a Navy veteran, said the gun empowered Mr. Zimmerman, whose actions have stirred a firestorm of debate, protests and remarks from President Obama....
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
Hey, just disarm everyone and negate the right of self defense.
Gee! Chicago,,,2 dead and a dozen and a half wounded. Just in one night. If that keeps going, how long will it take before Chicago is depopulated?
I do appreciate bill not playing the race card. But it’s easy not to once a whole slew of others including the media already did.
Disarming a neighborhood watch person equals disarming a law abiding citizen. Neighbor watch guy or just a guy seeing something unusual in his neighborhood. Bill fails on this one, folks.
Disarm personal bodyguards, you first Mr Phony
I think we should all hide in our houses. And be very quiet.
Yeh....Let’s disarm the cops, too.
Stick to pudding.
Let Shill Cosby turn his attentions there...
I wonder what that has to do with anything.
Actually,that's true.It never occurred to me that he's refrained from so doing.He should be congratulated for that.
Give him a warm glass of milk, tuck him into bed snugly and tell him everyone still loves pudding pops...
I dont think disarming Zimmerman would have been the solution.
However, I think if Zimmerman had been better educated in security protocols might have made the difference.
Wrong answer, Bill.
Stick to commentary on the problems with Holder’s People, you know, 0bama0’s sons.
That means he knows his way around firearms, as most hospital corpsman would.
I just saw a video clip of Bloomberg saying “Congress should enact a law to make illegal guns illegal!” That was his exact quote.
How in Seven Hells can this man be in charge of anything much less a city?
To paraphrase Gilda’s best quote “ Never Mind!”, it’s NEW YORK!
I KNEW THIS WAS ALL GOING TO BE USED AS ANTIGUN PLATFORM.
This is the age of bridges, pipelines and neighborhood watches to nowhere... “hey, I am a watcher, but don’t count on me watching or being a witness to anything, I have no weapons to defend myself against thugs, and, in fact, I might as well be paid by them to spy on you people!!!”
I mean, the security and safety freaks of society are so stupid. Who in their right mind would pull hero security like this without a weapon. PUUUULEASSSSSEE ... sign me up for this insanity, I want to pull such neighborhood TSA watch over Cosby’s house, gropping him around and let the world know if he still have a prostate or not... because apparently he is dumbed down wuss.
Yeah. I suppose it would’ve been better for the ‘white latino’ to just let Trayvon slam his brains out on the pavement. Heaven forbid he had a means to protect himself./s
It's pretty sad when people have to be congratulated for NOT being racist.
Bill Cosby is right.
Cosby owns a Gun. And has a rare permit because he is a celebrity in NYC of all places. The New York press covered this years ago. Who in the world is He to declare that when he has a special permit. Amazing! Hypocrite? You decide.
"understanding crime and gun-control laws John R. Lott ... officials the right to carry concealed guns to places most residents can't: schools, churches, ... concealed- handgun permits: Bill Cosby, Cybill Shepherd, Howard Stern, Donald Trump,
Bill Cosby is wrong to a point.
Bill Cosby isn’t being anti-gun per se. He’s referring to the Barney Fifes, who get themselves over their heads because they have a gun.
I’ve had to handle sketchies in my time and often telling them that the police are on their way and you are merely keeping an eye on things is very effective in these situations.
Cosby’s perspective probably has a lot to do with his own son being shot to death 10+ years ago. I still don’t agree with him but haven’t walked in his shoes either.
I’m sure the rules on Neighborhood Watch vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, and perhaps neighborhood to neighborhood. We did NW for 20 years and never carried any kind of weapon. We were a driving NW, just driving around the ‘hood with a NW sign. We were instructed not to even get out of the car, just call the cops to report anything suspicious.
Of course. Never let a good crisis go to waste, y'know.
I was just thinking the same thing: praising non-racist statements only legitimizes racism as the norm. Pretty soon we’ll have to offer a sentence reduction for criminals who can demonstrate that they committed a “non-hate crime.”
It would be way more peaceful if everyone was armed. People would know not to mess with the other guy if they knew he was armed.
Zimmerman would have been better off if also armed with a night vision video cam (it’s the new weapon).
See post #24, right below yours.
Are you aware of what had been happening in the gated apartment complex recently? They had a rash of 8-10 burglaries recently, and an armed home invasion.
You don’t give up your 2A rights to self defense on neighborhood watch. He disengaged trayvon and trayvon re-engaged him and started beating the sh1t out of him. It was a self-defense issue, not a neighborhood watch guy playing police.
The more evidence that can be gathered, the better. I agree with you.
Oh yeah.... That's the ticket. Had the animal George Zimmerman not be carrying Trayvon would have killed him and saved the New Black Panthers tens of thousands of dollars for the contract they've issued on the "white-hispanic."
What's happened to our country?
Yes: when confronted with someone who wants to kill/harm you, it’s best if you just let them.
Otherwise the attacker’s feelings might be hurt and we couldn’t have that.....
Cosby said Zimmerman was not afraid to confront Trayvon but it was Trayvon who confronted Zimmerman. Zimmerman was being cool and trying to talk quietly to the police so Trayvon would not know he was following him. Trayvon realized he was being followed and ran to lose him and then doubled back and confronted him. I know if I were being followed, I would run and duck out and probably call 911. The person would never have a chance to confront me. But it was Trayvon who was not afraid to confront Zimmerman and it was probably because he trusted in his ability to surprise him.
And how do you suggest?
The 90 year old war veteran husband was beaten and his jaw broken. He was shot in the face numerous times with a BB gun and sent to the hospital in critical condition.
The 85 year old partially blind wife was RAPED and then BEATEN TO DEATH.
Can you just imagine the pain, the humiliation, the horror that dear old lady experienced being gang raped by that pack of feral animals?
(the autopsy states she was raped. Dont think all of these animals didnt all participate)
And can you imagine the pain, the horror of that dear old husband having to witness this?
Theres a lot more involved here than a home invasion and robbery.
WHERE ARE THE CHARGES OF A RACIAL HATE CRIME??
90 year old husbands jaw broken and shot in face with a BB gun numerous times?
85 wife year old semi blind wife RAPED and BEATEN to death??
Why does it take a foreign press to enlighten America as to this henious crime?
Where is the outrage?
Typical of physically superior racist thugs to sucker punch their victims. Always has been and always will be.
Cosby is a closet racist just like propaganda distortionist Opera Winfrey.
As I said, you’d be surprised how effective just letting people know you’re watching them and the police are on their way can be. Most lowlifes, if they aren’t serious criminals, will often take off, because they don’t usually want to be in the vicinity when the police arrived.
That usually takes care of the majority of them and that’s based on my personal experience. Trayvon, by all accounts, was not a hardcore gang banger. If George has done that one thing, we probably would have has a vert différent outcome.
If Trayvon has then charged George, Zimmerman would have been perfectly justifier in putting three bullets, centre-mass.
Or Sen. John F. Kerry, a Navy veteran, who was sent into Cambodia by President-elect Nixon in December 1968.
Maybe we should just lock up all young male Negroes. /s Sadly, that might obviate much of the need for neighborhood watch programs. Bill, you had the right problem in your sights the first time. What happened to you? Why did you cave?
I am old but I remember the mischief I did when I was fifteen in my neighborhood that would have got me shot if there had been gun carrying neighborhood watch guys around. It is not necessary for neighborhood watchmen to be armed and they are not all mature enough for that responsibility.
I say this with some care...
but Mr. Cosby, where would your son be today if he’d HAD a gun?
The overwhelming majority of the times that a private citizen is armed, it IS the bad guy that is killed. It will probably ultimately be true in the Trayvon case as well.
When your son stopped to change a flat tire, he was unarmed. The bad guy’s won. How did having him unarmed help anything?