Shaking my head over the hagiographical narrative forming over Trayvon Martin, and the very selective elevation of some homicide victims over others.
As to the Martin-Zimmerman case, at this point it appears that an eyewitness as well as the physical evidence supports Zimmerman's claim that he acted in self-defense.
As I read this article, this account indicates that it was Trayvon who escalated the situation as Zimmerman was walking away
If Trayvon chose to re-engage as Zimmerman was retreating, decked Zimmerman and tried beating his brains out then George Zimmerman is not a murderer, but someone who acted in self-defense as I understand Florida law.
Since this started, I have told you that my opinion is always subject to change as additional information filters through.
By the way, there are other photos of Zimmerman online; as there are of Trayvon.
There are also false Trayvon pics allegedly circulating, so beware.
As the furor grows faster than real facts are released or known, the racist reactions of some in the black community are exceedingly disturbing.
For example, "The Smoking Gun" featured an article on an "unfortunate"
Excuuuuuuuse me? "UNFORTUNATE?"
We are also seeing the New Black Panther Party calling for militias, and offering a bounty on George Zimmerman.
I can only imagine the heat a conservative president would be feeling if a white power group offered a bounty on a black man or hispanic man involved in a situation like this.
We'd hear hourly updates on the silence from The White House, especially if W was president.
Where is President Obama? Why has he done nothing to calm the situation? Why is he not using his unique position as the first half black-half white president to appeal to the better angels of our nature?
Could it be that the president and the left see the Martin case as a key to voter passion and turnout?
I'd like to think that isn't the case, but where is the Justice Department and its FBI in protecting George Zimmerman's civil rights or watching a group calling for militias?
Do the facts matter anymore in the Zimmerman case? What if he is 100% exculpated?
There is another angle to this story, about which I am hearing more and more.
Why does Trayvon Martin matter more than other victims, whether black or white?
Are you aware of another interracial murder that happened a long way from Florida?
An elderly white couple was torn apart after a lifetime together, allegedly by a young black thug.
Where is Jesse?
Where is Al?
Where is President Obama? Don't these folks look like his grandparents?
I always have been, and always will be against the double-standard in reporting on some crimes while others are unmentionable because the victims are not popularly politically correct.
And you can check crime stats as easily as I, but the single greatest threat to the safety of young black men is not George Zimmerman or the KKK, but other young black men.
To ignore that reality while looking through the wrong end of the telescope at Sanford, Florida does no good.
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