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Race Baiting, Gun Hating Fallout From Zimmerman Verdict

July 16, 2013 by  

Race Baiting, Gun Hating Fallout From Zimmerman Verdict
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The not guilty verdict delivered in the George Zimmerman case over the weekend set off racially charged national debate, as the Justice Department announced that it will further review the case in search of civil rights abuses and as race baiters cheered on by the left’s punditry screamed that the jury verdict simply will not do.

The Southern Poverty Law Center took the opportunity to chime in following the verdict, positing that Trayvon Martin would still be alive had he not been black:

“They always get away.” These were the words George Zimmerman uttered as he followed and later shot Trayvon Martin — words that reflected his belief that Trayvon was one of “them,” the kind of person about to get away with something. How ironic these words sound now in light of the jury verdict acquitting Zimmerman.

Trayvon is dead, and Zimmerman is free. Who was the one who got away?

Can we respect the jury verdict and still conclude that Zimmerman got away with killing Trayvon? I think so, even if we buy Zimmerman’s story that Trayvon attacked him at some point. After all, who was responsible for initiating the tragic chain of events? Who was following whom? Who was carrying a gun? Who ignored the police urging that he stay in his car? Who thought that the other was one of “them,” someone about to get a away with something?

The jury has spoken, and we can respect its conclusion that the state did not prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt. But we cannot fail to speak out about the tragedy that occurred in Sanford, Florida, on the night of February 26, 2012.

Was race at the heart of it? Ask yourself this question: If Zimmerman had seen a white youth walking in the rain that evening, would he have seen him as one of “them,” someone about to get away with something?…

…George Zimmerman probably saw race the night of February 26, 2012,  just like so many of us probably would have. Had he not, Trayvon probably would be alive today.

Attorney General Eric Holder, whose Justice Department said it will look into the case to determine whether Federal prosecutors should file criminal civil rights charges against Zimmerman, also weighed in on the case.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has gathered more than 450,000 signatures on a petition created after the jury found Zimmerman not guilty, calling for Justice to launch a civil rights investigation.

“A jury has acquitted George Zimmerman, but we are not done demanding justice for Trayvon Martin. Sign our petition to the Department of Justice today,” read a note accompanying the petition.

The Attorney General said that the court case provides an opportunity for America to talk about race:

…Independent of the legal determination that will be made, I believe that this tragedy provides yet another opportunity for our nation to speak honestly about the complicated and emotionally-charged issues that this case has raised. We must not — as we have too often in the past — let this opportunity pass…

Holder’s boss, President Barack Obama, also weighed in on the Zimmerman verdict, calling on Americans to honor Martin’s memory by pushing for stronger gun control.

Obama said:

We should ask ourselves if we’re doing all we can to stem the tide of gun violence that claims too many lives across this country on a daily basis. We should ask ourselves, as individuals and as a society, how we can prevent future tragedies like this. As citizens, that’s a job for all of us. That’s the way to honor Trayvon Martin.

MSNBC contributor and Georgetown University Professor Michael Eric Dyson said Monday that the verdict in the Zimmerman case made Saturday a worse day than Sept. 11, 2001, for black Americans.

“When the people who rig the definition and the litmus test have a bias to begin with, it’s not going to be proof positive for you when you come along testing whether race or bias exists,” Dyson began. “We don’t have to impugn [Zimmerman attorney] Mr. [Mark] O’Mara‘s character and integrity to say what you are talking about is on Mars and we’re on Venus.”

“We have to often tell people who get defensive about racism analogy, let’s make an analogy to terrorism,” he added. “So, you know how you felt on 9/11? yeah, that’s how we feel when it comes to race.”

And then, of course, there were those who took to Twitter to opine on the Zimmerman verdict — like Representative Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), who struggled to understand the concept of innocent until proven guilty:

Former Obama adviser Van Jones simply blamed racism:

Following the verdict, rappers such as  P. Diddy, Big Boi, Nicki Minaj, Busta Rhymes and others took to Twitter call America a racist cesspool of despair. Their colleague Lupe Fiasco quickly shouted them down with reason, pointing out their hypocrisy.

Indeed, there have been thousands of blacks killed on America’s streets since Martin’s death, about 500 in Chicago alone. Many of those tragedies, however, resulted from black-on-black crimes, evidently not meriting Presidential comments or round-the-clock media coverage.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • Gary

    Who knows what really happened that night. Probably no one should have died for it. But look a little deeper. I’ll bet both them boys were just looking for trouble. Well they found it with each other.

  • Alex

    The sad truth is that had Trayvon Martin exited his vehicle against the advice of a 911 operator and ended up shooting and killing the coward George Zimmerman in a fight, no matter who provoked it, Martin would have been charged and convicted of murder.

    Want to disprove my racial point and lead me to eat crow on this one? Let’s see you fellow PLD travelers push President Obama to pardon Marissa Alexander, the Florida woman in prison for twenty years for firing a warning shot against an abusive man threatening her and her children.

    Thank God double-jeopardy does not preclude Federal prosecution for Civil Rights violations.

    Lastly, poor Bob Livingston, John Myers, and Ben Crystalnacht must be overcome with sadness that the riots they prayed for did not come to fruition.

    The mature response from the Black community will make it much easier to roll back the ridiculous Stand-Your-Ground Laws which apply mainly to Caucasoids.

    Though I do not wish harm on anyone, neither will I cry if someone uses Queen Teabag Sharon Angle’s “Second Amendment Remedy”, provokes a fight with the coward George Zimmerman, and then pops a cap in him. That would be very hard justice, but justice just the same, in a sad sad way…

    • Average_Joe56

      Po’ Po’ Alex…….

      “The sad truth is that had Trayvon Martin exited his vehicle against the advice of a 911 operator and ended up shooting and killing the coward George Zimmerman in a fight, no matter who provoked it, Martin would have been charged and convicted of murder. ”

      Speculation on your part…nothing more…nothing less…..

      “Want to disprove my racial point and lead me to eat crow on this one? Let’s see you fellow PLD travelers push President Obama to pardon Marissa Alexander, the Florida woman in prison for twenty years for firing a warning shot against an abusive man threatening her and her children.”

      You can’t even prove your own hypothesis…because it is speculation… and not based on any actual evidence…just an opinion… yours and yours alone.

      What does the second case (Marissa Alexander) have to do with the first (George Zimmerman) case? Answer: NOTHING… they are two totally separate cases….with absolutely no connection…NONE. Two totally different cases…that are…UNRELATED….

      “The mature response from the Black community will make it much easier to roll back the ridiculous Stand-Your-Ground Laws which apply mainly to Caucasoids”

      Did you miss the trial? George Zimmerman did NOT use the “stand your ground defense”. He pleaded Not guilty on grounds of self defense… If you are going to comment about the case…having an actual clue what you’re talking about would be a commodity…it’s a real boost to the credibility of the rest of your statement….when you know what you are talking about….and you clearly…don’t have a clue.

      “Caucasoids” ???????

      Is that…like… the opposite of “Kneegrows”?

      Dumb@ss!

    • Quester55

      Name Calling from FOOLS like yourself, are what keeps Race Hate Alive. Don’t Repent of your Wicked Ways, & you & your friends will find yourselves in Judgment faster than you think.

    • Gary

      Do you realize “stand your ground” had nothing to do with Zimmerman’s defense? It is only used in Florida for determining if charges should be filed. Zimmerman was found not guilty by self-defense which applies in all 50 states. Stand your ground had nothing to do with his defense.

    • Ron

      You and your like are the problem in this country..you are ignorant and a hater!

    • Doc Sarvis

      For the most part, I agree with you, Alex.

    • CWA

      Alex, your stream of delusions would probably be funny in a TV program. Anywhere else, they are just disgusting.

  • Quester55

    the even sadder truth is: Americans, of All Races are so easily whipped into a frenzy, so Quick to Set aside their Faith, To allow HATE to rule their lives.

    YES, AMERICANS seem to Thrive on HATE!!!
    If Not HATE for the OUTSIDER Than it’s Hate for one of their own, Be they Black, White or Spotted, !!
    As of Now, If everyone of these HATE Filled persons where to Die, I Believe they’d all be sent to HELL!
    I can’t say if Mr.Z. is Guilty or Not, & NONE of you Know as well!
    If it was a So-called White man that shot another white man, Not a Single one of you Hypocrites, would stage a Protest, The same goes for a Black on Black, Shooting, If it was a Black that shot a White Man, You might get a little rumble, but in truth, it would soon be forgotten. But let it be a Near White man, Shooting a Black Man & All hell breaks loose!
    May the lord Forgive You All!

  • laura merrone

    Murders happen every day and most of them don’t make the news. This was a sad one because it became a racially sensitive issue. Both these men were at fault, I think, but Zimmerman appeared to be defending himself. No one really knows what happens so the conviction of murder didn’t stick. However, I think most of the hysteria involved here is not justice but vengeance. That’s not going to happen so forgiveness would be the best route. Hatred just leads to more hatred and bitterness.

  • Al Chemist

    The NAACP should be renamed to the Nation Association for the Agitation of Colored People. They certainly have done nothing to ‘Advance’ Colored People.

    • TIME

      Dear AC,

      Like hamsters on a wheel is how the NAACP treats people of color with in the states that make up America.
      That’s not aiding anyone its in fact hindering the forward movement of all people, not just the people of color, as it divides us all.

      What many of you don’t get is that we folks of color have been molded into a group needing some kind of power that many feel they have never had.
      We all fail no matter what color one may be to understand its all a psyop – run by the .005% that really do run the world. Thus the people of color have been used as a divide.

      Most people of color look at folks like me as sell outs, because I worked my ass off to make it, even though I am very light skinned and can fit in anywhere, I am not really one of any group.

      BUT ~ here in is the key, I like to be independent ~ not just an other cog in the wheel. That sadly is also what’s broken within many Americans no matter what color they are, due to the “INDOCTRINATION” they get for 12 full years, then add in the extra years of higher level INDOCTRINATION.

      Can this mindset ever be broken thus making all humans truly FREE?

      I am not sure any longer as we have no MORAL high ground – as even that’s been perverted to the point that its absurd.

      In conclusion, I ask that we all take note of what the Christ spoke of ~ “That we TREAT each other as we would like to be treated.”

      “We hold NO MAN nor IDOL or OBJECT higher than GOD.”

      If that template were really used, then the horror show we see unfolding around us from the Banker / Political Class law makers would never be. Really the question is why is it that these people hate The Christ so much that they have gone out of their way to sully him?

      Perhaps, if we all start from The Christ two rays of Light for Good, we can all learn to live with each other and break the “real chains” that bind us all.

      Peace and Love

  • FreedomFighter

    The agenda from the beginning has been to break the 2nd amendment, restrict self defense laws by creating a narrative favorable to these goals: Create a problem favorable to the goals, then provide a solution. It matters not to these psychopaths how many get hurt or killed as long as the goal is reached
    The end justifies the means
    Typical totalitarian control freak ideology in action
    Laus DeoSemper FI

  • CWA

    OK, let’s talk about race. YOU, Holder, are a virulent racist.

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