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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

A Subtle But Important Difference

Now that the George Zimmerman trial is over, there is still so much rawness from both sides.

Over and over again I hear about the 'real' Martin- even though in a court of law (like the court room Zimmerman was tried in) the only things you are to look at are what happened right then- right when the incident occurred. Whether or not Martin was a 'good kid' or a 'thug' is irrelevant and not germaine to the issue at hand. Ditto for Zimmerman's background and inclinations in the entire rest of his life up until that. very. moment.

I never said Martin was an angel. He was a teenaged boy and they are notoriously long on attitude and short on common sense no matter their race.

I never said Zimmerman was Satan. I do question the reasoning behind a neighborhood WATCH person being armed. It's not a Neighborhood Shoot program, it's Neighborhood WATCH- which is detailed here in a statement from the NSA-

"Alexandria, VA – For nearly four decades, the Neighborhood Watch Program (housed within the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA)) has worked to unite law enforcement agencies, private organizations, and individual citizens in a nation-wide effort to reduce crime and improve local communities.

The purpose of the Neighborhood Watch Program is to enable citizens to act as the “eyes and ears” within their community and alert law enforcement immediately when they notice suspicious activity. However, the Neighborhood Watch Program does not in any way, shape, or form advocate citizens to take the law in their own hands.

The success of the program has established Neighborhood Watch as the nation’s premier crime prevention and community mobilization program. Visible signs of the program are seen throughout America on street signs, window decals, community block parties and service projects.

"The alleged action of a “self-appointed neighborhood watchman” last month in Sanford, FL significantly contradicts the principles of the Neighborhood Watch Program,” stated NSA Executive Director Aaron D. Kennard, Sheriff (ret.). “NSA has no information indicating the community where the incident occurred has ever even registered with the NSA Neighborhood Watch program.”

“The Neighborhood Watch Program fosters collaboration and cooperation with the community and local law enforcement by encouraging citizens to be aware of what is going on in their communities and contact law enforcement if they suspect something – NOT take the law in their own hands,” continued Executive Director Kennard.

“The alleged participant ignored everything the Neighborhood Watch Program stands for and it resulted in a young man losing his life. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Trayvon Martin during this terrible time.”

I get a lot of "How about this horrible story about black people killing white people? Where is that in the lamestream media??? Of course the libtard-owned media downplays this- nothing new about this dimocrap agenda and the stupid sheeple will bleat and follow right along...PASS THIS ON IF YOU AGREE" usually along with some news item relating a horrible crime.

First of all, shut up.

If these stories are 'nowhere in the lamestream media' where did the original emailer get it? Are you and the other gabazillion others who are spreading this around the interwebs the secret holy club of those who know the truth while the rest of us are blind?

Second of all- anytime you use a word like 'lamestream', 'dimocrap', 'libtard' or 'sheeple' you effectively negate anything else you may have to say. State your case, use real words; even real cuss words will do to add spice and emphasis- but once you stray into the realm of supposedly clever denigration? That's just fucking sorry.

Now- lets look at one of these stories. Here's one-

You know what's so sad about this?

Victoria Jackson is a funny lady and I used to enjoy her on SNL. Now she and Dennis Miller are just batshit crazy. So very sad.

No- OBVIOUSLY it's a horrible story about totally innocent people who are dead at the hands of others; others who happen to be of a different race than they were.

Now- pay attention...right here. Lookit here. Stop and listen. Try to focus.

The men who committed those horrible crimes were tried and convicted and are now awaiting their own deaths.

They caused the deaths of 2 people and will be punished. They had their day in a court of law- something their victims did not get; a chance to tell their side of the story no matter how obvious the outcome of the trial should have been. Two people are dead who didn't have to die and that's a horrible awful thing.

In the Zimmerman/Martin case the person who killed another person is free. Not only free, but will most likely get his GUN BACK.

Evidence is sketchy at best- nothing like the horrific case Victoria held up to say "Look how evil black people are".

Martin was not allowed the luxury of telling his side and the person who caused his death is free without consequences- not 'reckless endangerment', not 'involuntary manslaughter'...nothing.

The race card is not even in this deck, as far as I'm concerned.

The situation and circumstance are what makes it newsworthy- not the race(s) of the characters.

The FACT that one person was killed while not doing anything wrong at the time of his death is a huge deal to me. Don't gimme 'evidence'- there is almost zero hard factual confirmed and verified evidence of the actual chain of events the night Zimmermen left the scene alive and Martin left it dead. Who started what, who did or said anything at all will never be known because yanno- one is dead.

That's what matters to me.

Although the race card is apparently a huge part of the outcome here-

Apparently, in America- blacks can shoot blacks, whites can shoot whites, it's almost a badge of damn honor for whites to shoot blacks but an immediate death sentence if blacks shoot whites.

We like to think we've come a long way in the human rights arena, but we really truly haven't, have we?

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