The New York times described Zimmerman as a "white Hispanic" even though
Zimmerman self identifies only as "Hispanic"When was the
last time you saw the media label a Hispanic as a "white Hispanic" or a
"brown Hispanic"?Disingenuous and poor attempt by the media
to make this a white vs. black thing as much as possible.Racism is
attacking Zimmerman simply because he is "whiter" than Treyvon.If Zimmerman was black, no one would have been calling for his conviction.certainly not the NAACP.
I wonder if any of the tears shed in so many of these photo's were for any
of the hundreds of blacks that are/were killed in Chicago since Trayvon was
The media is in the tank for Martin. The only pictures they show of him are 5
years old. At 17 he was 185 lbs and 6'2", hardly a little boy.
re:Chris Bvery well said. We have at work in this country some very
bad people with bad intent. I suspect no one is going to want to sign up for
neighborhood watch anymore and I suspect folks are going to be scared to death
to use a gun to protect themselves in any life threatening situation going
forward ...not fearing the law but fearing instead all the media and politicians
who seem to have power to do whatever they want. NBC as you recall doctored the
original 911 tapes to make it seem like Zimmerman was targeting a black kid and
then put that garbage out for all to see and hear. Obama claims to be president
of all of us yet in every case where it is white vs black he always sides with
the black before even hearing the facts. This is nothing more than political
are these girls crying because George Zimmerman didn't go to prison? I
suspect 99% of these congregations are being fed a bunch of hooey and racial
hate about the case. Sad but predictable.
Are these tearful congregants crying for Joshua Chellew, a white guy recently
murdered by four black guys? What, you don't know about that case? The leftist media loves to incite the black community, but completely
disregards any black on white, or black on black crimes.A lot of
black people have been murdered in Chicago's gun-controlled ghettos during
the past many months under Rahm's watch. Any tears shed for those victims
of black on black crimes? Didn't think so.
A good preacher will tell everyone to respect the verdict which was based upon
the law of the land. A racist preacher will stir up more trouble.
Thete is a lot a minister could say about this case. I think thst the verdict
was correct as per Florida's laws. Having said that, . Zimmerman probably
wishes with all his heart he could undo what he did. He should have followed
the police orders and not followed Trayvon. But the media messed up. They made
the story they wanted to make.
MapleDon,Your example only proves the point of those you oppose.
There's no outrage over Joshua Chellew because his assailants were
immediately arrested and, most likely, will be sent to prison. The outrage over
Zimmerman didn't begin when Trayvon was killed, but when police decided
they didn't need to arrest and charge Zimmerman with anything. It's
not the death that people are outraged about, but the apparent lack of justice.
There are also no protests about Johnny Lee Butts--a black man who was run over
by a white kid--because that kid has been arrested and charged, and Mr. Butts is
going to receive justice.And please don't be so callous as to
insinuate that no tears have been shed over all the deaths in Chicago. If you
actually paid attention, there are numerous events held, sermons delivered, and
yes, even Presidential addresses on the matter. The fact that you're aware
of the problem indicates the media's attention to it.
It is absolutely fascinating to me how some people will comment with wrong
information on the Zimmerman trial. They read about what one person or one
reporter says and then accept that as fact. I've heard very few actual
facts about this case from most of those that are commenting. That is sad that
they haven't made the effort to get the facts before commenting and
convicting an innocent man in their minds.
OHBU/Columbus, Ohio - You have missed the point. Yes there were arrests in the
Joshua Chellew case because four assailants beat him senseless and then kicked
him out into the road where he was run over and died. In the Zimmerman case it
is an entirely different story. Zimmerman didn't beat Martin senseless it
was the other way around. Police at the scene interviewed people that were there
and based on the physical evidence, the statement of witnesses and the statement
of Zimmerman decide that it was self defense. And based on the law they could
not arrest Zimmerman.I guess we could get into the Marley Lion case
also. Marley was a seventeen year old (white) honor student that was attacked by
four blacks while Marley was in his car and they tried to rob him. They
subsequently shot him to death. Those perpetrators have also been arrested. The
arrests in both of these cases was warranted because of the very nature of these
(white) men being murdered. I don't believe that the Marley murder was
racial. The jury has found Zimmerman "not guilty". There was no murder
and it was not racially motivated.
Rod,I didn't miss the point at all. I merely pointed out that
the Chellew case is irrelevant, and the fact that people aren't talking
about it shows absolutely no media bias. The reason nobody is talking about it
is because there were arrests, and justice is being served. There is no reason
to bring up any case that involves an arrest and charges being brought. The
reason the Zimmerman case has outraged people is that, unlike you, many people
(including many legal minds) believe there was absolutely evidence to charge
Zimmerman. The fact that they didn't even process his clothing or arrest
him left people with the impression that the Police weren't really
interested in fully investigating the case. Unprecedented in this
case, the Police on the stand did everything they could to acquit the defendant,
which even people who supported Zimmerman thought was strange. Again, this
leaves the impression that they were submarining the case. I don't know
for sure if Zimmerman was racially motivated or not (I tend to think he was),
but I do feel the police botched the investigation pretty badly.
OHBU Based on what you said I would have to agree with you that
there were no protests because the perpetrators were arrested. You
are wrong about not processing his clothing. Police had him take off his
clothing at the police station for processing and they did forensic gunshot
testing on his hands. Based on the evidence that the police had at the time they
couldn't arrest him. As far as the testimony from the police I would ask
you if you thought that they were lying? If they weren't lying then what is
your problem with their testimony?Your comment that you feel that
this may have been racially motivated is completely without merit. Many of
Zimmerman's close relatives are black. Zimmerman went to the defense of a
black man that was beaten by the Sanford police. Zimmerman was mentoring two
black children whose father was in prison. Zimmerman took a black girl to his
senior prom. I can name several high profile attornys that feel that
this case should never have been tried. The jury has spoken and Zimmerman was
found not guilty. Thanks for your reply.
To ute alumni,Your credibility is very low."The
media is in the tank for Martin. The only pictures they show of him are 5 years
old. At 17 he was 185 lbs and 6'2", hardly a little boy."TruthThe medical examiner’s report on the death of Trayvon
Martin indicated that the deceased was actually 5’11” and weighed
158 lbs., and he had two tattoos, none of which was on his face, neck, or the
back of his hands (one was on his right arm and the other on his left wrist.)
OHBUWhat you seem to have missed about the police and their
testimony is that they themselves did not believe that a crime has been
committed. This case was examined by not only the local authorities, but the
FBI too. No charges were warranted per their investigations. It was only after
the race baiting left pushed for an arrest that the case went to trial. Likely
the police on the stand did not think Zimmerman should have even been charged in
the first place. Understand? The funny part is that the prosecution violated
the first rule of questioning. Don't ask a question that you don't
already know the answer to. They failed to put up police testimony that would
have helped for a conviction. And since none existed, that should have told
them they had no case to begin with. They'd have been better off leaving
the police out altogether, but then I'm sure the defense would have called
them as witnesses. Bottom line to all this. There was no viable case, and it
was nothing other than a political prosecution. I'm glad it failed.
To ute alumniAre you just making up stats about the guy? 6'2
185??? Where did you get that? I read a confirmed report that he was 5'11
158.... Little difference there, wouldn't you say?
I was robbed at gunpoint by a young black male in a "hoodie". This young
man had me on my knees, the gun barrel pushed up against my head. To this day,
if I see a young black male in a hoodie my heart skips a beat, and I move to the
other side of the street or hall or wherever it is that I'm at. Does this
make me a racist?It really bothers me the way certain congressmen
and ministers are donning hoodies to show solidarity with the cause.
What is the point of wearing a hoodie anyway? Is it to keep warm by? When I was
robbed it was in the middle of the summer, the young man was wearing it (I
assume) to obscure his appearance.
When confronted, editors at the Washington Post and the New York Times admitted
to downplaying black on white assaults and murders because they supposedly were
concerned about racial tensions these reports might bring. Funny
how they don't seemed to be concerned at all about reporting to the hilt
about a non-black on black assault or murder. It was even shown that main-stream
media doctored tapes of this incident to make it appear Zimmerman was racist,
when in fact, he is not. He had donated hundreds of hours in mentoring
fatherless Black children before any of this happened.The point is
that the media itself is biased, and that bias is toward left-wing liberalism.
They have the ability to play-up incidents into bigger events than they often
should be. And they also have the ability to downplay events that should receive
more attention. As such, we should be very wary of anything reported in the
media... especially connected to race, since it often will have a political
agenda. There is a whole group of Black political activists who
literally make their livings by playing the race card as much and as often as
Race will ALWAYS be an issue in the U.S. until the race baiters are all dead.
Jackson, Sharpton, Obama, and all the rest. When their generation dies out there
may be hope for some racial healing. There needs to be a cultural change and as
long as there are race baiters that change will not come. becuase the sheep will
not be led by anyone else.
Where is the outrage over this - Black man shoots and kills unarmed white 17
year old kid, gets off scott free. Roderick Scott - google him I am NOT saying there should be, but if you are going to make a racial
case against the zimmerman trial, where is the racial case here? where is al
and obama and jessie? this kid was UNARMED and gunned down by a black man who
profiled the kid as a criminal.