A Complex Tradgey, A Rush To Demonize
I’ll get to the above screenshot right quick. First I want to notice what went on on the House floor today.
Illinois (go figure) Democrat Rep. Bobby Rush decided to have a bit of a rant about “Hoodie Justice”. Or something. Yes, the former Black Panther decided it was quite appropriate to appoint himself judge and jury of a man not even charged for any crime, much less a crime of racially motivated murder. Oh yeah, that’s what we all expect from our elected representatives eh?
Just hop yo old ass on up there, start yammering on incoherently, and then pull a hoodie up over your dumb ass head. While you are at it, put some sunglasses on too. Way to support the “black community”.
The man looked and acted a fool. http://online.wsj.com/video/rep-rush-kicked-off-floor-for-wearing-hoodie/F09D2529-FF1E-4919-B7AF-C0A3A0E976AF.html
On to the LA Times article on Zimmerman, and by the way, unless something huge unleashes as a result of all this disgusting race baiting and play pandering, (not referring to this article) this is the last post I will devote to this topic.
I found it (the article) to be surprisingly (sort of) balanced. I found it to be (kind of) without heavy race rhetoric. So I read it. Here are some excerpts, and a link. I’m not voicing much of an opinion, mainly because I expect that Trayvon will be forgotten about by all of his current benefactors by, oh, lets guess the week after Easter.
Roughly six months before Zimmerman shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in his gated Florida townhouse complex, he was standing in Bertalan’s doorway, asking what he could do to help her. A group of young men had just broken into Bartalan’s townhouse as she and her infant cowered in a locked bedroom. The intruders had stolen a $600 camera and a laptop.
After the police had come and gone, the doorbell rang, and there was Zimmerman: 5-foot-9, in a shirt and tie, his body a little doughy, his demeanor gentle. He introduced himself. He gave her a list of phone numbers where she could reach him at any time. He gave her a heavy-duty lock to bolster the sliding-glass door that the suspects had forced open. He told her she could go stay with his wife down the street if she ever felt scared again.
However, the writer begins with this:
SANFORD, Fla. — For many Americans, George Zimmerman has become the face of barbarous vigilante justice. For Olivia Bertalan, he was the face of compassion — a neighbor of consummate graciousness and low-key gallantry. [emphasis mine]
Well, I guess you gotta have a hook.
“That first impression was really sweet,” Bartalan, 21, told the Los Angeles Times. “It really does break my heart how they’re portraying him as coldblooded murderer.”
This is the impression of Zimmerman shared by a number of neighbors and acquaintances, one that only compounds the complexity and tragedy in the case of Trayvon Martin, whom Zimmerman gunned down Feb. 26 in a suburban side yard.
“Gunned down” Very Bonnie and Clyde-ish, no? Sounds like a hail of bullets erupted from Zimmermans gun and peppered young Martin with dozens of fatal wounds. Rat-a-tat-tat, baby.
It was one bullet. Shot at point blank range. While young Martin was on top of the “little doughy” Zimmerman, tirelessly pounding away on him.
Now Trayvons girlfriend has come out with yet another account of her last conversation with young Martin. When asked why she has not told this version before, she states, ” because the police didn’t question me”. Yet here she was with one “story” for the past several weeks – now that more facts are coming out, her version suddenly changes. But I’m sure she is telling the whole truth. I have complete faith that her story is not being adjusted to meet a special narrative, just as I have complete faith that Trayvons momma isn’t expecting/hoping to make money off of trademarking his name. See how open minded I am?
Were you aware, any of you, that young Martins dads “fiance” first claimed Martin was shot while just “sitting on their porch”.
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I have notice that all of the “young Martin, vicious racist white Zimmerman” articles I pull up have been “updated” days after first being published. Curious.
Additionally, it seems that all-a-sudden; “Also, the Miami Herald is reporting that early in the investigation into the shooting, the Sanford Police Department did consider arresting Zimmerman in what was categorized as a “homicide/negligent manslaughter.”
Bottom line is that there is absolutely no way Zimmerman can hope for a fair trial. No way. He will be a sacrificial white Hispanic lamb.
More on the subject from a different blogger – lots of links & more photos:
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