Well, if you’re following the current news cycle, you’ve no doubt heard about the shooting of Trayvon Martin. So, what happened? Well … that’s just it … we don’t really know yet. There’s an investigation underway. I’m not going to speculate on things I know nothing about. From what I’ve heard and read is George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman who shot Trayvon, may have been acting in self-defense. But, once again, I don’t have all the facts.
I’m not going to speculate, either, on whether George Zimmerman was an overly zealous self-appointed neighborhood cop, or just a guy looking out for his neighbors. I don’t know. I don’t know George Zimmerman. I didn’t know Trayvon Martin, either. So, I guess in situation like this I will only look at the immediate facts, as they are known now.
The Orlando Sentinel, citing police sources, reported Monday, “With a single punch, Trayvon Martin decked the Neighborhood Watch volunteer … climbed on top of [him] and slammed his head into the sidewalk several times, leaving him bloody and battered.”
Now, that’s all I know at the present time.
What is particularly disgusting to me is the usual cabal of Race Pimps, i.e. The New Black Panther Party, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton et al., have immediately jumped to the conclusion that this is a “hate crime” against a completely innocent black teenager who was gunned down by a merciless, bigoted, white (actually, he’s Chicano, no?) killer. But the current facts, as known, don’t really support this allegation. To jump to such a damning and extreme final conclusion, over an incident where all the facts are not known yet, is beyond irresponsible. But that has not stopped members of the New Black Panther Party from putting out a million dollar “bounty” for Mr. Zimmerman. A bounty?
Huh! What are you Black Panthers going to do to Mr. Zimmerman if you capture him? Behead him? Shoot him? Torture him? Drag him through the streets? Force a confession under duress? I would suspect the latter, since Jackson and Sharpton are good at that, but I digress.
Additionally, there are rallies that have popped up around the country in protest to Zimmerman shooting young Trayvon. It is a tragic event. A young seventeen year-old was shot dead–nothing good about that. But if the facts come out that Trayvon was slamming Zimmerman’s head into the sidewalk, after assaulting him, then I believe Zimmerman has every right to defend himself. Did Zimmerman provoke the encounter? Did he go too far? I don’t know. The bottom-line is we don’t have all the facts! Zimmerman may be a violent racist or just a guy defending himself against a violent assault. But he is presumed innocent until proven guilty. This is why our nation has laws and does not leave “justice” to an enraged mob.
Trayvon Martin supporters ransack Walgreens – surveillance video
I was listening to a local radio show a few days ago. A caller who identified himself as “black” brought up a particularly disturbing incident where the facts were well-known. A little over three weeks ago a 13 year-old boy, who happened to be white, was doused with gasoline and set on fire right outside his own home by two young black males.
(The Blaze)–Police in Kansas City are investigating a possible hate crime after a 13-year-old boy was doused in gasoline and set on fire. According to Allen Goin’s mother, the attack occurred just as her son was getting home from school. She said, “They rushed him on the porch as he tried to get the door open…one of them poured gasoline, then flicked the Bic and said, ‘This is what you deserve. You get what you deserve white boy.[...]’”
So, here’s a clear example of a racially-motivated attack on a 13 year-old white boy–a sadistic and brutal one at that. Where is the Reverend Jesse Jackson on this terrible crime? Where is Sharpton? Where is the MSM? This is clearly a race crime, but it’s gone largely unreported. Where is Obama? Will Obama start hawking a 2012 gasoline cans with his 2012 hoodies? How about some T-shirts? What about the recent rash of gang violence in Chicago? Ten people were killed and some 40 hurt across the city in just one weekend. I would have thought–considering Obama’s intimate connections to Chicago–that the president would want to exercise some leadership and call out senseless violence for what it is–evil, regardless of whether it is black-on-white or white-on-black violence. Isn’t a leader supposed to lead all of the people? Not just one favored minority?
But … that’s what I get for thinking!