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Hoodie Rallies....Really?

Race in America

First let me start by saying, if the police conclude that George Zimmerman hunted and then executed Trayvon Martin, then we should tie a 103-foot rope around his neck and drop him from a 110 foot tree. That's right, if Zimmerman is guilty, then he should swing. 

However some 30-plus days after the incident the police have not produced enough evidence to arrested Zimmerman. Do you think the Sanford Florida Police department is in cahoots with Zimmerman?  Do you think they have all conspired to withhold evidence so Zimmerman will go free? Please! Cops are cops, and they are trained to bust the guilty and protect the innocent. If the Sanford police officers thought they could lock up Zimmerman, he would already be staring at the prison yard from an 8X8 cell. What would the Sanford police have to gain by suppressing evidence in this case?

Good Morning America reported this - In addition, an eyewitness, 13-year-old Austin Brown, told police he saw a man fitting Zimmerman’s description lying on the grass moaning and crying for help just seconds before he heard the gunshot that killed Martin.

The initial police report noted that Zimmerman was bleeding from the back of the head and nose, and after medical attention it was decided that he was in good enough condition to travel in a police cruiser to the Sanford, Fla., police station for questioning. He was not arrested.

Again I ask what would be the motivation to fabricate this story? Is it possible that Zimmerman is lying? Yes absolutely!. Is it possible that the eye witnesses were wrong? Sure it was dark anything could have happened. Is it possible the whole thing was racial? I guess.....However,...Now to the real reason for the blog.........

Al Sharpton and the Reverend Jesse Jackson were so completely irresponsible and disgracful in their comments following the event that it led to nationwide escalation of racial tensions.

The fact that Zimmerman is Hispanic not white was meaningless. Sharpton and Jackson led another wide spread effort to create hatred and distrust along the racial razors edge. And sadly they succeeded.

Rallies in just about every corner of this country were showing support and solidarity for the now martyred Trayvon Martin. Hoodies everywhere!!.A fashion and political statement all in one.

Let me ask you all just a few final questions. What if Zimmerman is telling the truth? What if Martin did assault Zimmerman? What if he was going for Zimmermans gun? What if he struck Zimmerman with a blows that eventually would have killed him? Where would Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton be? What if the police produce evidence that backs Zimmerman's story? Will the holy reverends admit their mistakes?....... And by the way, where were both of the reverends, when a pack of black youths in New London hunted down and killed Matthew Chew? ......Nowhere?...that's right..well maybe they were hoodie shopping.....

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Varnaud April 13, 2012 at 12:13 AM
I beg to differ, Mr. Brown! Obviously, you are not a darker-skinned person. If you have any darker-skinned friends, ask them if they even think about race. I'm sure you'll be surprised with the answer. as far as some people go, and I've actually heard it spoken with my own ears, our President is even referred to as "that N***** in the White House"! The naivete of those who believe this isn't the case are sadly mistaken.
Varnaud April 13, 2012 at 12:19 AM
Edward, remember that the prosecution has the burden of proof. Do you really think they would've gone for 2nd degree murder over manslaughter if they didn't think they would be able to prove the case...especially with the specter of what could happen with an acquittal? Obviously, they have more evidence as a result of their investigation than what's been pieced together by the media!
Edward Jones April 13, 2012 at 12:52 AM
Unfortunately I do, I think it is an over reaction and trying to placate the mob. It is a hideous miscalculation. First problem how do you get an unbiased jury that represents Sanford? This will definitely be a racial cross section and this kind of thing has an unfortunate habit of resulting in hung juries. He walks and the shit hits the fan. If they were smart they would go for a Manslaughter and try to plea it... of course maybe that will happen shoot high and then plead it down. But even that gives a lot of folks a bad taste, we will hear charges of favoritism as Dad is a former judge.
Get Real April 13, 2012 at 02:12 AM
This is all sad. Regardless of color the kids skin or th shooters skin, The kid should not have been shot. However, this has not been the debate in whole. Instead some attention seekers have turned this into a racial bigatry. The fact is, who cares what color he was? Stop making everythng about color. In fact, African Americans, or whatever, need to stop making it about color as well. Be proud and stop making it worse by spreading racial hatred yourselves. One mans action does not make for a country full of racial hatred. Not everyone is a racist and not everyone wants to hear the racial disperity that is also being spread by those that are claiming that they are being profiled themselves. Lets all just get a grip, even though it is just a hope. Fact is, black, white, hispanic, chinese, japanaese, gay, straight, bi-sexual, we are all profiled by everyone else everyday, by all races and genders. Once people start realizing that, then people can start to move on from it. Until all such self-profiling "minorities" also admit that they are just as guilty, nothing will be accomplished. Truth is, this may never stop because the truth hurts worse than making claims of profiling. Accepting that those that are arrested may be guilty, and that the truth that people make mistakes, and it is not all about race is necessary. Waiting to hear facts is imperative and not jumping on the nad wagon of hatred, often by so called reverands in necessary. That is all.....
constance stripling April 14, 2012 at 03:58 PM
Mr Jones, how in the heck do you proove a depraved mind? Just ask the military. They seem to know how to spot one when it comes to avoid paying veterans.HMMM? As soon as the OVER USED" kool aid drinking" is mentioned, the conversation is done. It reveals a mind set that is not open . Both the left and right use the kool aid metaphore as an indication that they believe the other is unable to think independently. Kool aid drinkers, the new buzz word for zombie. That will surely put the kaybosh on open dialogue.Often one side, or person, is not satisfied to simply make a comment but is looking to win or make a convert. When that fails they go to the kool aid insult. Conversation done.

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