Nero Obama Caesar and His Own Colosseum Games to Focus the People’s Attention from the Destruction of the State

Nero Obama Caesar and His Own Colosseum Games to Focus the People’s Attention from the Destruction of the State

Class warfare, war on women, war on corporations, Occupy, Trayvon Martin and black on white attacks, Obama has given the people “the games” in much like Nero Claudius Caesar did to the Romans as Rome burned.  Where each one of these examples is fueled by pure hatred rather then the cause it declares, and shouldn’t be ignored, look to is pulling the strings to cause the society to burn down.

During his Tuesday evening broadcast, Glenn Beck took a deeper look at the disturbing trend of violence being perpetrated against whites in the name of “justice for Trayvon.”

Is Justice for Blacks and Whites Different? It is When it Comes to Hate Crimes. Especially if the Crime is Committed as a Mob

Is Justice for Blacks and Whites Different? It is When it Comes to Hate Crimes. Especially if the Crime is Committed as a Mob

Beating of Alabama man not seen as hate crime, despite claim ‘Trayvon’ invoked


-From FoxNews

A racially charged beating of a white Alabama man by a throng of African-Americans is not being investigated as a hate crime, despite one witness’ claim that she heard an assailant exclaim: “Now that’s justice for Trayvon.”

Matthew Owens, of Mobile, Ala., was assaulted with baseball bats, paint cans and other weapons at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday after telling a group of children to stop playing basketball in the middle of Delmar Drive, according to Ashley Rains, public information officer for the Mobile Police Department.

After the children left the area, a group of adults armed with weapons returned and confronted Owens, 40, in his front yard, where he was assaulted. Owens’ sister, Ashley Parker, told WKRG she witnessed the attack and that there were as many as 20 assailants. Parker said she overheard one of them say, “Now that’s justice for Trayvon.”

Asked if the incident was being investigated as a hate crime, Rains replied: “No, it’s not. It’s being investigated as an assault.”

Eugene A. Seidel, first assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama, declined to comment on the case when reached by FoxNews.com.

“Our policy is not to comment one way or another about cases,” Seidel said when asked if his office has inquired about the incident. “All I can say is no comment.”

The incident occurred in a middle-class neighborhood in Mobile, on a street where residents have often been at odds with teens who block the roadway to play pickup basketball, WKRG reported. Owens has a criminal record that includes arrests for domestic assault, driving under the influence and public intoxication.

Trayvon Martin, 17, is the unarmed teenager who was fatally shot Feb. 26 in Sanford, Fla. George Zimmerman, who has been charged with second-degree murder in Martin’s death, went into hiding Monday as he awaits trial. Emotions ran high as six weeks passed before Zimmerman was charged, leading many African-American community leaders to decry what they perceived as racism in the justice system.

Rains said Parker’s statement could not be independently corroborated as of Tuesday. Attempts to reach Parker — who reportedly characterized the assault as the “scariest thing” she ever witnessed — were unsuccessful.

“We have not been able to find any other witness that can back that statement up,” Rains told FoxNews.com. “It’s unknown right now if that was said.”

Owens, who regained consciousness early Tuesday, remains in serious condition at the University of South Alabama Medical Center, Rains said.

It remains unclear how many people participated in the assault, but Rains said it involved multiple assailants. The relationship — if any — between the children and the alleged perpetrators is also unclear, Rains said.

“We’ve spoken to the victim and we’re doing our best to put together a suspect list and identify any suspects that were in the assault,” she said.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Mobile Police Department at (251) 208-7211.

EXCLUSIVE Interview With Pastor Terry Jones About Qurans Burning on April 28 2012

EXCLUSIVE !!! Interview With Pastor Terry Jones About Qurans Burning on April 28 2012

Asking the questions one week before the burnings, that media will be asking the day after

Pastor Youcef Naderkhani is under the death sentence in Iran for apostasy. (Converting from Islam)  Where Pastor Youcef denies ever being Muslim, the accusations against him is that because Islam is in his “ancestry” any thing less then him publicly denouncing his current religion and declare himself Muslim, results in death by the state.

His death sentence has been delayed, and could happen any day.  Media outcry, a bill resolution in the congress and even a White House statement may well have been the reason for the sustaining of his life, but there also seems to have been a threat from Pastor Terry Jones’ church of burning Qurans and images of Mohammad if Pastor Youcef isn’t released.  Unlike any presidential statement or House resolution, this this comes with a deadline.  On April 28, 2012 at 5pm EST, if Pastor Youcef has not been released, multiple Qurans and even images of Mohammad will be burned by Terry Jones and his church.

Unlike uprisings against American soldiers by muslims after a Quran burning, cartoon drawing of Mohammad or any reason they deem justifiable to burn, destroy and kill,  this may have direct impact on Pastor Youcef’s life.  

This is what I wanted to get answers to. Our American soldiers have to deal with attacks all the time by muslims that didn’t require something to incite them, but Pastor Youcef is hanging on by a thread and this may be the tipping point for his life.  

In any “stand-off” where two sides have hostages, (Iran with Pastor Youcef and Pastor Terry Jones with the threat of burning Qurans and images) if one side “fires first” by taking out their hostage, there is no reason for the other side to keep their hostage with out penalty.  This is the very heart of the question I wanted Pastor Terry Jones to answer.

I was able to get an interview with Pastor Terry Jones and his son Luke Jones while they were holding a protest rally in Sanford, Fl about justice for George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin on Saturday April 20, 2012, one week before the rest of the media would be asking the same questions.

40 Yr Old White Man Beaten to Critical Condition by 20 Blacks on His Own Porch

40 Yr Old White Man Beaten to Critical Condition by 20 Blacks on His Own Porch

I guess I’m going to be able to post at least one of these type of stories per day now, it seems.

Get armed, stay armed. Better to be judged by 12 rather then carried by 6.

How, oh how is this one going to be spun to become justified?  Was he “profiling”? Was he “following”, against the orders of a dispatch officer?

From local15tv.com-

MOBILE, Alabama –

Mobile police need your help to catch a mob that beat Matthew Owens so badly that he’s in critical condition.

According to police, Owens fussed at some kids playing basketball in the middle of Delmar Drive about 8:30 Saturday night. They say the kids left and a group of adults returned, armed with everything but the kitchen sink.

Police tell News 5 the suspects used chairs, pipes and paint cans to beat Owens.

Owens’ sister, Ashley Parker, saw the attack. “It was the scariest thing I have ever witnessed.” Parker says 20 people, all African American, attacked her brother on the front porch of his home, using “brass buckles, paint cans and anything they could get their hands on.”

Police will only say “multiple people” are involved.

What Parker says happened next could make the fallout from the brutal beating even worse. As the attackers walked away, leaving Owen bleeding on the ground, Parker says one of them said..

“Now thats justice for Trayvon.”

Trayvon Martin is the unarmed teenager police say was shot and killed February 26 by neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida.

Police canvassed the area, but did not find any suspects. They’re asking anyone with information to call them at 251-208-7211, Crime Stoppers at 251-208-7000, or text a tip to 274637 and include the keyword CRIME 411.


local15tv.com

fox10tv.com

Yet Another Attack On an Innocent Black Male by White Youth in the Name of George Zimmerman

Yet Another Attack On an Innocent Black Male by White Youth in the Name of George Zimmerman

No wait that heading is wrong.  If fact there have been not reports of such. But, we have yet another in a long string of attacks PROFILING a white person by a group of blacks, then FOLLOWING, then proceeding to attack and beat the white person all while screaming it’s in the name of Trayvon or admitting it to cops later.

myfoxchicago.com

Suspect: I Beat Up White Man Because I Am Mad About Trayvon Martin Case

Sun-Times Media Wire

Maywood, Ill. – Alton L. Hayes III, a west suburban man charged with a hate crime, told police he was so upset about the Trayvon Martin case in Florida that he beat up a white man early Tuesday.Hayes and a 15-year-old Chicago boy walked up behind the 19-year-old man victim and pinned his arms to his side, police said. Hayes, 18, then picked up a large tree branch, pointed it at the man and said, “Empty your pockets, white boy.”

The two allegedly rifled through the victim’s pockets, then threw him to the ground and punched him “numerous times” in the head and back before running away, police said. Hayes and the boy are black; the victim is white.

After being arrested, Hayes told police he was upset by the Trayvon Martin case and beat the man up because he was white, Cook County State’s Attorney’s office spokeswoman Tandra Simonton said, citing court records.

Martin, 17, was fatally shot Feb. 26 in Sanford, Fla., by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, who was charged April 11 with second-degree murder. Zimmerman is Hispanic, while Martin was black.

Hayes, 18 of the 1200 block of North Woodbine Avenue in Oak Park, was charged with attempted robbery, aggravated battery and a hate crime, all felonies, Oak Park police Detective Cmdr. Ladon Reynolds said.

Hayes was ordered held on $80,000 bond and remained in the Cook County Jail on Friday. He will next appear in court May 11. The boy was referred to juvenile court.

Shooting in Sanford, FL – White Victim Called a Racial Slur, Shot At, Then Pistol Whipped, But then Arrested For 1st Attempted Murder: Attacker is Black

Shooting in Sanford, FL – White Victim Called a Racial Slur, Shot At, Then Pistol Whipped, But then Arrested For 1st Attempted Murder: Attacker is Black

From http://www.clickorlando.com

SANFORD, Fla. -

Witnesses say a shooting at a Sanford apartment complex that led to one man being arrested and the other critically injured, could have started from a racial comment.

Police said Corey Michael Rose, 30, was in an altercation with Brandon Long at the  Cedar Creek Apartments around 5 p.m. Monday.

Witnesses said Long, who is African-American, according to police reports, called Rose, who is white, a racial slur before hitting Rose in the face with his .40 caliber Glock.

“He came from behind the guy and pistol-whipped him and the man was bloody,” said witness Browdy Smith.

Police said Long pointed the gun at Rose. Rose pulled out a gun from his pants and the two hid behind cars. Rose then sought out Long and shot him multiple times, according to the police report.

Long was airlifted to Orlando Regional Medical Center with multiple gunshot wounds.

Rose has been charged with attempted first degree murder, criminal attempt to solicit conspire and carrying a concealed weapon.

The altercation comes on the heels of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Sanford by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman. Martin was unarmed when Zimmerman shot Martin, claiming he was attacked and it was in self-defense.

Witnesses said from what they saw, Rose acting in self-defense.

“I hate to see him go to jail, because that was self defense,” Smith said.

But Sanford Police Sgt. Dave Morgenstern said the chain of events doesn’t exactly point to a self-defense claim.

“It’s not really self defense whenever you go chase the person down who’s hiding behind a car, you go around the car and fire more shots at the person, that’s not self defense,” Morgenstern said.

It’s not clear what Long’s condition is. Rose was arrested and charged with attempted first degree murder, criminal attempt to solicit conspire and carrying a concealed weapon.

From http://www.wesh.com

SANFORD, Fla. — A 30-year-old man in Sanford is accused of shooting his neighbor in the chest.

Corey Rose told officials he was being nosy when he heard his neighbor, Brandon Long, arguing outside.

The shooting happened at Cedar Creek Apartments, and Rose’s neighbors said the shooting could be a self-defense case.

“The guy (Long) ran up on him and hit him with the gun,” said Rose’s neighbor. “His gun fell apart, basically, and everyone was warning him (Rose) ‘Turn around, turn around! He’s trying to get you!’ That’s when he (Rose) defended himself and shot back.”

The neighbors said as Rose walked away with a gash on his head, Long tried to shoot Rose.

“The guy was obviously going to shoot him first,” said Rose’s neighbor. “He was in the process of trying to put his gun back together.”

Rose told authorities Long did shoot at him, and that’s when he got his own gun and fired at him.

Police said Rose went too far by shooting and then going after Long and shooting multiple times.

“To turn around and chase someone and turn around and fire shots, then follow them around a car and fire more shots — that’s not self-defense,” said Morgenstern. “You’re actually chasing the person down.”

Rose is being held on no bond, and the judge said she needed to know more before she could find probable cause on the attempted murder charge.

Rose is being held for 24 hours for illegally being in possession of a concealed weapon, while the state figures out its paperwork.

From http://www.wftv.com

SANFORD, Fla. —

Sanford police said an overnight shooting is not a case of the “stand your ground” law.

Detectives said Corey Rose was pistol-whipped at the Cedar Creek apartments on Hartwell Avenue, and he then shot the man who attacked him.

However, Rose is the one facing charges.

Police said 30-year-old Rose was outside his apartment when he heard two people yelling.

According to an arrest affidavit, Rose “wanted to be nosy and see what the altercation was about.”

That’s when police said one of the men in the argument, Brandon Long, pulled out a gun.

“He was trying to fire at him as the white guy was walking away and everybody was yelling at him, ‘Turn around! Turn around! He is trying to shoot you!'” Cedar Creek resident John McCrone said.

Investigators said Long called Rose a racial slur and pistol-whipped him, breaking the gun.

However, the reason why Sanford police said it’s not a case of “stand your ground” is because Long ran away and hid behind a car, but Rose, who also had a gun, followed him and shot him until Long collapsed.

“That’s not ‘stand your ground.’ That’s attempted murder,” said Sgt. David Morgenstern of the Sanford Police Department.

Long is in stable condition at Orlando Regional Medical Center and Rose is behind bars.

But residents said Rose shouldn’t be in jail because Long pointed the gun first.

Police disagree.

“If you are standing your ground, you are standing your ground. You are not running after somebody,” said Morgenstern.

Rose is in jail with no bail on charges of attempted murder and not having a concealed weapons permit.

I’m sorry for having to link the videos. I much prefer to grab videos and post them through Youtube, because videos tend to just disappear.

You have a man (white) walking outside of his house to check out a noisy altercation, when he sees the situation decides to turn around and not get involved.  You then have another man (black) seeing a white man being nosy and proceeds to pull a gun and aim it at the back of the white man who is walking away.  It is questionable whether the black man fires at the white man based on witnesses.  The black man proceeds to rush the white man from behind, call him a racial slur (what on earth could that be? If it was a white guy calling a black man a racial slur, we would all know what he said) and then pistol whip the white man.

At this time the white man does pull an illegally concealed gun (no concealed weapon permit) from the waist of his pants and proceeds to defend himself.  Both men hide and take bunker positions. Witnesses say that the black man’s gun fell apart when he hit the white man. How a gun falls apart, I’m not sure. I would guess that witness saw the gun lose it’s clip.  At which time witnesses say the black man, hunkering, was putting his gun back together (putting the clip back in). The white man decides to not hide and be gunned down by a black man that has already pointed a gun his way, possibly shot at him once already and pistol whipped him, by leaving his bunker position to neutralize the black man before the black man can do the same.

White man is arrested for 1st degree attempted murder because he survived and self defended

Does something seem messed up about this to anyone else?

Granted, Rose (the white guy) isn’t in the military or is a cop, but the concept of neutralize before your are neutralized is a universal concept.

Where is the reports that Long (the black guy) is being charged with pointing a weapon at someone, firing at someone, racial profiling, assault and battery with a gun (felony) and let’s not forget a federal hate crime?

No?

DERSHOWITZ BLASTS ZIMMERMAN PROSECUTION: ‘NOT ONLY IMMORAL, BUT STUPID’

DERSHOWITZ BLASTS ZIMMERMAN PROSECUTION: ‘NOT ONLY IMMORAL, BUT STUPID’

by BREITBART NEWS

With ABC News’ release of the George Zimmerman photo showing blood flowing freely from his head, the question becomes whether Angela Corey, the prosecutor in the case, had access to the photo before charging Zimmerman with second-degree murder.

The arrest affidavit did not mention the photograph, or the bleeding, gashes, and bruises on Zimmermans’ head. Professor Alan Dershowitz of Harvard Law School stated upon release of the arrest affidavit that it was “so thin that it won’t make it past a judge on a second degree murder charge … everything in the affidavit is completely consistent with a defense of self-defense.”

After the release of the photo, however, Dershowitz went much further, telling Breitbart News that if the prosecutors did have the photo and didn’t mention it in the affidavit, that would constitute a “grave ethical violation,” since affidavits are supposed to contain “all relevant information.”

Dershowitz continued,

“An affidavit that willfully misstates undisputed evidence known to the prosecution is not only unethical but borders on perjury because an affiant swears to tell not only the truth, but the whole truth, and suppressing an important part of the whole truth is a lie.”

When asked if it made a difference whether the prosecution had the bloody photograph at the time they charged Zimmerman, Dershowitz responded, “We do know that there were earlier photographs before the affidavit was done that strongly suggested blood on the back of the head, and we know the police had first access to him, so if there was blood they [the prosecution] would know about it

“I’ve had cases in Florida against prosecutors,” Dershowitz said, “and this is not the first time they have willfully omitted exculpatory evidence. It’s a continuing problem. Here, it’s not only immoral, but stupid. The whole country is watching. What do they benefit from having half-truths in an affidavit?”

Dershowitz added, “I’m not taking sides, but I’m insisting that both sides play by the rules, and so far the prosecution is not playing by the rules.”

Just a Little Rant From a Goose About the George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin Case

Just a Little Rant From a Goose About the George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin Case

I am getting fed up with this “Zimmerman was at fault because he followed” argument. Lets really look at what your claiming.

Trayvon Martin was justified in attempted murder because Zimmerman followed him.  Zimmerman made Trayvon attack Zimmerman.

Please, next time you feel that someone may be following you or possibly “eyeing” you from across the room, turn to them, sucker punch them in the nose, then proceed to tackle them and slam their head into the floor. Let’s see if the courts justify your actions.

This is the ONLY argument being put forth by those who want to see Zimmerman hang

As for those justifying there views of Zimmerman because of questions like: “Where are the pictures”, “Where are the medical records?”, “Where is the autopsy report?” or “Where is the evidence in general?”, why don’t you ask the state of Florida’s prosecutor’s office.

Today’s bond trial gave the first opportunity beyond the evidence-lacking affidavit to put forth evidence damaging against Zimmerman’s account. The state provided zero, na da, zilch, absolutely no evidence. Do you really think that the state wants Zimmerman on bond? We can surmise that the state has no evidence at all (which is untrue) or that any and all evidence that the state has corroborates Zimmerman’s account.

The state is only running with the “Zimmerman profiled” and “Zimmerman followed” arguments.  These also seem to be the only responses you get from anyone on the street that has convicted Zimmerman.

What We Can Expect as the Steps to the Trayvon Martin – George Zimmerman Case

What We Can Expect as the Steps to the Trayvon Martin – George Zimmerman Case

STEP 1 – Now that Zimmerman is in custody, he has a “first appearance” before a judge

* Zimmerman had his first appearance at 1:30 p.m. Thursday April 12, 2012.
* First appearance hearings have to happen within 24 hours of someone’s arrest.
* The judge read the charges, so Zimmerman is clear about the crimes he is accused of.
* The judge addressed Zimmerman’s right to counsel.  Zimmerman has hired Mark O’Mara.

STEP 2 – Zimmerman’s bond

* Second-degree murder is considered a “nonbondable” offense because the maximum penalty is life in prison.
* Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara, asked for an “Arthur hearing” in an attempt to get bond set.
* At the “Arthur hearing,” the burden was on the prosecutors to show that Zimmerman should not be given bond.

To meet that burden, they had to present evidence to support no bond.
If the prosecutors fail to meet the burden, the judge will look at other factors to decide whether to set bond. Those factors include Zimmerman’s ties to the community, whether he’s a flight risk and whether he’s a danger to the community.
* This hearing was an opportunity for the defense to see the prosecution’s evidence against Zimmerman.

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The Defense has yet to have discovery, so any evidence that the state is sitting on hasn’t been shown to the defense.  This was the first opportunity for the state to use any evidence they have that incriminates Zimmerman to keep him from being bonded out.  The state provided no evidence but rather relied on the affidavit which also provides no evidence.  The judge even said as much that he is more familiar with affidavits having more substance.  At this point every and any evidence that has come to light backs up Zimmerman’s claims.  The state, if it had damaging evidence against Zimmerman’s claims, had the opportunity to put Zimmerman’s bond request in jeopardy.  The state provided no evidence.  Why? Because the state was being nice?  Or, the state has absolutely no evidence that doesn’t actually support Zimmerman?  It seems the prosecution is standing on “Trayvon is dead because Zimmerman followed him, and caused Trayvon to attack Zimmerman.”  Lunacy!

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STEP 3 – Arraignment

* The arraignment appears to have been set for April 29, 20012.

* Zimmerman may or may not appear in open court for his arraignment.

Often the defendant will waive the appearance at the actual court hearing and his attorney can enter a written plea of not guilty on his behalf.
* Zimmerman will be arraigned and must enter a plea on the charges, most likely “not guilty” (at this stage, defendants almost never plead guilty).

In fact, O’Mara has already indicated that publicly.

STEP 4 – Defense files a motion to dismiss based on “stand your ground” law

* Zimmerman is entitled to a pretrial evidentiary hearing on whether he can use the stand your ground immunity.

* The burden at that hearing is on the defense to prove by “a preponderance of the evidence” (meaning it’s more likely than not) that Zimmerman was justified in using deadly force.

In Florida, an individual can use deadly force anywhere (with no duty to retreat) as long as he/she:
– is not engaged in an unlawful activity;

– is being attacked in a place he/she has a right to be; and

– reasonably believes that his/her life and safety is in danger.

* The judge decides whether Zimmerman’s actions were justified and therefore entitle him to the stand your ground immunity.

If the judge finds the force was justifiable, then the charges are dismissed and Zimmerman is immune from further criminal prosecution and, possibly, civil liability.
If the judge finds the force was not justifiable, then the charges against Zimmerman move forward (see steps 5 and 6 below)
* If the judge rules Zimmerman is immune, the prosecution can appeal that decision to a higher court.

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Zimmerman will probably not be found immune to prosecution due to ‘stand your ground’ due to a loophole the prosecution will attempt to create.

Florida Statutes:  JUSTIFIABLE USE OF FORCE 776.013 

(3) A person who is not engaged in an unlawful activity and who is attacked in any other place where he or she has a right to be has no duty to retreat and has the right to stand his or her ground and meet force with force, including deadly force if he or she reasonably believes it is necessary to do so to prevent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another or to prevent the commission of a forcible felony.

Here is where the loophole may be attempted. From the Defense argument, Zimmerman was returning to his vehicle and with Trayvon’s attack, prevented Zimmerman’s retreat.  In this scenario every aspect of the Stand your Ground statute has been fulfilled.  I suspect the prosecution will actually attempt to use the facts that Trayvon WAS on top of Zimmerman, so no ability to retreat was present, therefore Zimmerman couldn’t have “stood his ground”, and therefor this is a self defense case instead.

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“Stand your ground” vs. self-defense:
possible legal arguments in the case of State of Florida v. Zimmerman

Incident

Self-defense argument

“Stand your ground” argument

Neighborhood watch co-captain George Zimmerman sees a stranger in the Sanford community. He calls 911, pursues Martin to “keep eyes” on the suspect so to be able to relay proper information to the police and the operator cautions him not to follow. 

Partially relevant. Following Martin may  weaken the self-defense argument, but only if evidence is provided that shows Zimmerman initiated a confrontation with Martin. Prosecution also has to provide evidence that Zimmerman continued pursuit of Martin which is not currently supported by the 911 call, in that Zimmerman can clearly be heard ceasing his pursuit seconds after being suggested to do so and responds with “ok”.

Not relevant. Following somebody is not provocation to get punched.

Zimmerman is carrying a concealed weapon.

Not relevant.

Not relevant. Outside of Zimmerman’s legal right to carry a firearm, Zimmerman was also not “on duty” in the capacity as a neighborhood watchmen when this situation occurred. If he had been “on duty”, it would have been a violation of Neighborhood Watch code of conduct, which may have resulted in Zimmerman’s dismissal from the Neighborhood Watch, but would still not have been a crime.

Zimmerman allegedly confronts Trayvon Martin.

Relevant. Under Florida law if you are the first aggressor in a confrontation, you forfeit the right to self-defense. The prosecution would have to provide evidence that Zimmerman was the first physical aggressor. Again, following some one doesn’t fulfill the definition as being the first aggressor. Following somebody is not provocation to get punched.

Relevant.

Zimmerman claims he was returning to his truck when Martin confronted him, then punched him.

Relevant. According to George Zimmerman’s version, he was punched without provocation. Following somebody is not provocation to get punched. While  on the ground being pinned and having his (Zimmerman’s) head slammed into the concrete, he couldn’t retreat even under the old law if he wanted to.

Relevant. This is where Martin can stand his ground and not retreat into the car.

According to Zimmerman, Martin punches him and brings him to the ground.

Relevant.

Relevant. “The real issue [in Stand Your Ground] is what happens around the 60 seconds prior to the shooting.” (Ed Griffith, a spokesman for the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office,Tampa Bay Times)

Someone is heard in the 911 tapes calling for help.

Relevant. If it’s Zimmerman, it bolsters self-defense. If it’s Martin, it undermines self-defense.

Relevant. If it’s Zimmerman, it bolsters self-defense. It presents Zimmerman using deadly force as a last resort, in that, in the 911 tapes a person can be heard screaming for help for 45 seconds.  This doesn’t include the amount of time that preceded the beginning of the recording, that caused the caller to make the 911 call.  This would not support a claim that Zimmerman hunted Martin down.

If it’s Martin, it undermines self-defense.

Aspects of the prosecution’s arguments that George Zimmerman pursued Trayvon Martin do not meet the required “First Aggressor” standards that would void ‘stand your ground’.  Furthermore the argument that following anyone deletes a person’s ability to self defend is ridicules.  This would mean that Zimmerman would’ve had to have fore-knowledge that Trayvon was going to attack him and that he was choosing to place himself in peril.   All citizens have an expectation, if legally within property, not to be attacked by another person.  Just as words or an argument has never been a justification for physical aggression in the courts, so too is pursuing a person not justification.  If this was so, there would be a lot of cases dealing with a member of the media being physically attacked because they asked questions that angered the attacker and/or pursuing the attacker in attempt to gain an interview or answers.  The cases would be thrown out because the media person basically “had it coming to them”. This is obviously not the case. In a nut shell, no matter what your “feelings” are, no one has justifiable rights to attack someone because they are annoying, saying things that anger you or following.  Trayvon Martin meets none of the aspects of ‘stand your ground’ besides having the right to be where he was. 

Zimmerman’s police call: The “pursuit” starts at 2:05

911 calls before the shot:

STEP 5 – Pretrial

* Both the prosecution and defense could file a slew of pretrial motions in the case that deal with anything and everything from turning over documents and evidence to keeping certain evidence out at trial. It is too early to tell.

STEP 6 – Trial

* Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder.

To convict someone of second-degree murder prosecutors have to prove several things beyond a reasonable doubt.
– First, that Trayvon Martin is dead.

– Second, that George Zimmerman’s criminal act caused Trayvon Martin’s death.

– Third, that Zimmerman knew his actions were reasonably certain to kill, that he committed the act with a depraved mind and the act itself was indifferent to human life.

NOTE: Prosecutors do not have to prove that Zimmerman intended to kill Trayvon Martin.

Zimmerman could assert self-defense at trial, but the burden is on the prosecution to prove that it wasn’t self defense beyond a reasonable doubt.

The jury will have to consider the circumstances surrounding the killing and decide whether it was second-degree murder or a justifiable use of deadly force.
The jury could also look at lesser-included offenses. At some point during or after the trial, the attorneys will meet with the judge in what is called a “charging conference” to argue which legal instruction the judge will give the jurors. We will not know which lesser-included offenses will be given to the jury until then.
* It is too early to tell what lesser charges the evidence may support, but one possibility is manslaughter.

To convict someone of manslaughter, prosecutors have to prove two things beyond a reasonable doubt:
– that Trayvon Martin is dead AND
– that Zimmerman’s acts caused Trayvon Martin’s death

NOTE: Manslaughter does not require that it be an intentional killing, only that the act that caused death was intentional and not justified or excusable.

Zimmerman could assert self-defense at trial, but the burden is on the prosecution to prove that it wasn’t self defense beyond a reasonable doubt.
The jury will have to consider the circumstances surrounding the killing and decide whether it was manslaughter or a justifiable use of deadly force.
NOTE: In the charging document, Corey alleges that Zimmerman killed Martin with a gun. That is important, because if the jury does convict Zimmerman of the lesser charge of manslaughter, using a gun increases the penalty that Zimmerman would face on a manslaughter conviction.

If convicted of second-degree murder, Zimmerman faces a sentence of 25 years to life in prison without parole.

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Now if and when Zimmerman is acquitted, Eric Holder and the full force of the United States Attorney General’s office will come down upon Zimmerman with racial profiling charges.  This, like many other lawsuits  from the government with unlimited funds, is meant as a ceremonial crushing and punishment of Zimmerman for being found not guilty. Zimmerman will be required to put forth a defense against Federal charges that is meant to drain any and all funds, as it will be dragged out as long as possible. 

Zimmerman has been found guilty in the media and by some high ranking members of government so he will be punished by one mean or the other, even if is found not guilty in criminal, civil and federal courts.

Excerpt sources:

Y! Big Story: After Zimmerman arrest, questions about ‘stand your ground’ By Vera H-C Chan Trending Now

http://news.blogs.cnn.com What’s happens now that Zimmerman is charged in Trayvon Martin death?

The 2011 Florida Statutes CHAPTER 776 JUSTIFIABLE USE OF FORCE

Rallies of ‘Justice for Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman’ hosted by Terry Jones and the New Black Panthers Armed Rally Scheduled for the Same Day in Sanford, FL

Rallies of ‘Justice for Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman’ hosted by Terry Jones and the New Black Panthers Armed Rally Scheduled for the Same Day in Sanford, FL

as SPLC has reported:

Militant Black Groups Plan Armed Rally, Call for Vigilantism

The New Black Panther Party (NBPP) and New Black Liberation Militia (NBLM) are planning an armed rally in Sanford, Fla. later this month, Hatewatch has learned.

Speaking via phone from Jacksonville, where his group was holding a press conference with NBPP area spokesman Mikhail Muhammad, NBLM head Minister Prince Najee Shaka Muhammad today told Hatewatch that the armed rally, planned for April 21, is part of a crusade to obtain “justice” for Trayvon Martin…

...His hope is that today’s press conference will help mobilize “our people,” with the intent of “building up a black army and black militia” to “protect” the black community from aggression by “white supremacists” – which is, he said, “a trend.”

April 21 is the key date in this. Also on April 21 Pastor Terry Jones will be holding a rally at the Sanford, FL Courthouse as I have posted previously : Pastor Terry Jones to host George Zimmerman rally in Sanford, FL

This blogger honestly doesn’t expect to see this Armed Militant Black group rally, because on two other occasions where the New Black Panthers were supposed to make their presence known at a rally, they were no-shows.  I do believe there will be counter protests to Pastor Terry Jones, completely ignoring the message of Terry Jones rally of “justice to both Zimmerman and Trayvon”, but rather, attacking the pastor instead and calling for the death of Zimmerman.  As for the rally by Terry Jones his “Stand up America” group, that is defiantly going to happen.

…more to come

Another Child Falls Victim to being Disciplined; Oh the Horror!

Another Child Falls Victim to being Disciplined; Oh the Horror!

-From 13wmaz.com

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Milledgeville’s acting police chief, Dray Swicord, said Tuesday that he stands by an officer’s decision to handcuff an elementary school student for safety Friday after she allegedly threw a tantrum.

Swicord said the arresting officer is not under investigation for his actions.

Meantime, the girl’s parents are trying to rally community support.

The parents said they’re meeting today with local activists and ministers.  Oscar Davis Jr., who identified himself as a community activist, said they plan to get attorneys involved and they plan to contact activist Al Sharpton.

According to the police report, kindergartner Salecia Johnson is accused of tearing items off the walls and throwing furniture.

She was crying in the principal’s office at Creekside Elementary before police arrived Friday. The report says the girl knocked over a shelf that injured the principal. It also says she was seen biting the door knob of the office and jumping on the paper shredder. And, it says, she attempted to break a glass frame above the shredder.

The report says when the officer tried to calm the child, she resisted and was cuffed.

“Our policy is that any detainee transported to our station in a patrol vehicle is to be handcuffed in the back. There is no age discrimination on that rule,” said Milledgeville Chief of Police Dray Swicord.

They took the child to the police station where she was charged with simple assault and damage to property. Because of her age, she will not be prosecuted.

Her mother, Constance Ruff. says her daughter was suspended and cannot return to school until August.

“She has mood swings some days, which all of us had mood swings some days. I guess that was just one of her bad days that day,” said Constance Ruff.

“She might have misbehaved, but I don’t think she misbehaved to the point where she should have been handcuffed and taken downtown to the police department,” said her aunt, Candace Ruff.

Johnson’s parents told 13WMAZ’s Judy Le Tuesday morning they have no further comment today. They did say that their daughter has been having nightmares since being taken from school last Friday and they plan to talk to a doctor about that.

13WMAZ spoke with several other Central Georgia police and sheriff’s departments. None of them could remember handcuffing a child that young. They say the use of handcuffs would be at the officer’s discretion and based on whether the child is a threat to herself or others.

“A 6-year-old in kindergarten. They don’t have no business calling the police and handcuffing my child,” said Earnest Johnson, Salecia’s father.

“Call the police? Is that the first step? Or is there any other kind of intervention that can be taken to help that child?” asked Candace Ruff.

Police say they tried to contact Johnson’s mother but weren’t able to reach her.

Later at a news conference:

Acting Chief Dray Swicord said Salecia Johnson was handcuffed and taken from Creekside Elementary last Friday after she caused damage and injured the principal.

He said an officer was called to the school “to assist with an unruly juvenile who had damaged other students’ property, school property, and had injured the principal.”

According to the chief, the principal told the officer that Salecia had also run away from school several times.

He said police were called after school officials couldn’t reach the girl’s parents.

Swicord said the girl was taken in handcuffs to the police station. There, the cuffs were removed and the girl was taken to a meeting room and given something to drink while officers continued trying to reach family.

Swicord said they eventually reached an aunt. The girl was released to the aunt’s custody and was not charged because of her age.

The chief said Salecia “was never placed in a holding cell or jail cell and the student’s safety was of the utmost importance.”

He left without answering questions.

Earlier today, Swicord said he stood by his officer’s actions and he doesn’t plan any further investigation of the matter.

After Swicord’s news conference, Oscar Davis Jr., who described himself as a community activist, made a statement of his own.

He criticized how police and school officials handled the case.

He said, “The school never called the parents” — even though Johnson’s mother told 13WMAZ that she received calls on her cell phone but couldn’t answer because it was out of minutes.

Davis also denied that the 6-year-old had run away from school.
He said the child had misbehaved before in school, but said that was just normal problems for a child of that age.

He also questioned school officials’ claims that Johnson injured the principal. He challenged them to release hospital records.

The report says when the officer tried to calm the child, she resisted and was cuffed.

The parents said they’re meeting today with local activists and ministers. Davis said they plan to get attorneys involved and they plan to contact activist Al Sharpton.

They [Johnson's parents] did say that their daughter has been having nightmares since being taken from school last Friday and they plan to talk to a doctor about that.

Yet another sweet innocent child being unfairly disciplined. Give me a break.  From the police incident report that can be viewed here, the attempt to get in touch with the mother 6 times. “Johnson’s mother told 13WMAZ that she received calls on her cell phone but couldn’t answer because it was out of minutes.” In my day, there wouldn’t had been the need for the police to have been called, my principle and dean knew how to use a paddle. (personal experiences)  But, in today’s age where every child is an angel, no matter what they do, you always have parents and groups to circle around the child and cry foul.  Time to call Al Sharpton.

“They [Johnson's parents] did say that their daughter has been having nightmares since being taken from school last Friday and they plan to talk to a doctor about that.”  I wonder if those nightmares may include discovering that in the real world, there are consequences to your actions, disciplining for misbehavior and punishment for crimes?  I guess I can see why the parents are worried for the child if she was to actually realize that.

Just on a curios note; How many of you remember when you got in trouble at school, and got paddled, you got it worse when you got home?

Pastor Terry Jones to host George Zimmerman rally in Sanford, FL

Pastor Terry Jones to host George Zimmerman rally in Sanford, FL

By Jeff WeinerOrlando Sentinel

Controversial Gainesville pastor Terry Jones plans to hold a rally in Sanford on Saturday in support of George Zimmerman, the man charged in the death of Trayvon Martin.

The rally is planned by Jones’s “Stand Up America!” organization, which announced the event on its website under the heading “JUSTICE FOR ZIMMERMAN vs RACIST LYNCH MOB.” http://www.standupamericanow.org/

Jones’ Dove World Outreach Center confirmed that he will come to Sanford this weekend to speak “in support of the Constitutional Rights for George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin.”

The rally is expected to begin at 1 p.m. outside the Criminal Justice Center on Bush Boulevard.

Zimmerman has not acknowledged Jones’ support. However, a photo on Zimmerman’s website of a “JUSTICE FOR ZIMMERMAN” sign appears to be an image from a previous Jones rally.

The same photo accompanies a report by Jacksonville Fox affiliate WAWS, detailing a protest staged by University of Florida students last month, which Jones and his church attended.

According to the report, Jones and Dove World Outreach Center members traded chants in front of Gainesville City Hall with the protesters, who were calling for Zimmerman’s arrest.

“The man is innocent until proven guilty,” Jones said. “He needs a fair trial.”

Now it’s going to be interesting to see what kind of counter-protests/rally is going to happen.  I’m, for the life of me, attempting to find pictures, articles or any eye witnesses to a counter protest/rally to any of the NAACP/Al Sharpton/Jesse Jackson sponsored rallies.  So the “Constitutional Rights for George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin” people seem to believe in the First Amendment, let’s see if the “Death to Zimmerman” group of people do.

From the People’s Cube: 1912 Titanic Disaster: Was Racism To Blame?

1912 Titanic Disaster: Was Racism To Blame?

Brought to you by the world of the Anti Propaganda The People’s Cube

This is just to good!

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As the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic approaches, new shocking evidence has surfaced that a racist vendetta was at the epicenter of the disaster.

NBC News is about to release a mostly unedited Morse Code transcript of messages between the Newfoundland Emergency Operator and the Titanic’s Captain, George White, moments before the fatal altercation:

Operator: Newfoundland SOS, what is your emergency?

Titanic: This is George White, skipper of the Titanic. I’m on neighborhood watch in the North Atlantic. It’s dark out and I think I see an iceberg.

Operator: An iceberg? Can you describe it?

TitanicIt’s big…. there’s no moon out tonight… It looks black!
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President Barack Obama: 

“This is evidence of a GOP ‘War on Ice,’ which is an attempt to exacerbate global warming. We can’t allow the forces aligned with Big Coal to sabotage our invest-ments in newest sailing technologies, such as wind.”


VP Joe Biden:

“NOW I know why Herbert Hoover was laughing when he announced this disaster on television!”


It is believed the enraged White, who happened to be white, pursued the iceberg instead of turning the ship to avoid it as the operator suggested. The situation deteriorated quickly and within hours, the Titanic had sunk taking with it thousands of passengers, many of them wealthy people who deserved it.

White’s defenders will probably argue that it is almost impossible to turn a large vessel quickly and the confrontation was unfortunate but unavoidable. However, the historical record indicates White was driving the ship too fast and was in an area it shouldn’t have been in to begin with, as other neighborhood watch craft in the area had broadcast iceberg sightings earlier in the evening.

It is likely that White, harboring deep-seated hatred for ice, deliberately sought out a large iceberg in an attempt to provoke a quarrel and incite violence.

Experts fear the new revelations will lead to an anti-ice backlash and warn against citizens refusing ice in their drinks or de-frosting refrigerators too often in a display of disrespect to the iceberg community.

Reaction from other concerned parties to the new evidence has been swift and pointed.

NYC Mayor Bloomberg: 

“We must increase government ship controls. Most of the ship disasters in New York Harbor are caused by ships from other places, and this terror ship was heading for New York as well. In fact, the only way to protect people from sinking is to lock them in their houses. They can come out when I say it’s safe to come out.”

Special Prosecutor Angela Corey:

“I intend to charge White with second-degree ice-breaking as soon as I can rent a scuba tank.”

 DPRK Leader Kim Jung Un:

 “At least when we launch stuff, it hits the water, not icebergs.”

The late Ted Kennedy, speaking through a psychic: 

“I have a piece of advice for White: publicly support pro-ice causes and then you can make chopped ice whenever you want in your private life.”

Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton: 

Have announced plans to charter boats and picket the site of the fatal encounter, and Spike Lee vowed to tweet the location to all his followers as soon as someone relays to him the exact point in the Pacific Ocean where the ship sunk.

The People’s media will have more on this story as we develop it develops.

Neighbors: George Zimmerman showed signs of injury

Neighbors: George Zimmerman showed signs of injury

By Chris Francescani

SANFORD, Florida

(Reuters) – Neighbors of George Zimmerman say he had bandages on his nose and head the day after he shot dead Trayvon Martin, supporting statements by the neighborhood watch volunteer that he was beaten in a confrontation with the black Florida teenager.

The extent of Zimmerman’s injuries could be crucial to his legal defense under Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” self-defense law, which allows the use of deadly force when someone has the reasonable belief he could face death or great bodily harm.

Police said Zimmerman, who has been charged with second-degree murder in the racially charged case, was bleeding from the nose and the back of his head and was treated by medics before being taken to Sanford police station after the February 26 shooting.

But public doubts were later raised by the release of a grainy surveillance video from the police station in which no injuries were readily visible.

Zimmerman later sought medical treatment for injuries including a broken nose, his former lawyers have said.

Jorge Rodriguez, Zimmerman’s next-door neighbor, told Reuters that when he saw Zimmerman the day after the incident, “he had two big, butterfly bandages on the back of his head, and another big bandage…on the bridge of his nose.” He was talking to a police detective in his driveway.

Rodriguez’s wife Audria also said she saw the bandages and a third neighbor, who spoke only on condition of anonymity, agreed with the Rodriguez couple’s account. “I saw two bandages on the back of his head, and his nose was all swollen up,” said the witness, who had watched from a nearby second-floor window.

The neighbors spoke to Reuters on Sunday and Monday, saying they felt they owed him their public support after he was charged with second-degree murder.

The neighbors said they spoke to Sanford police and the FBI in their investigations but did not recall speaking to the office of special prosecutor Angela Corey, who charged Zimmerman with second-degree murder.

Corey’s office and Sanford police declined to comment on the matter and Zimmerman’s attorney Mark O’Mara did not return calls for comment.

Media censored seven hate crime mob attacks in Grand Rapids

Kyle Rogers' photo  

Charleston Conservative Examiner

You didn’t hear about this is the media, but on the weekend of March 24th and March 25th at least seven white people were brutally beaten by mobs of blacks in Grand Rapids, MI. Five of the victims filed police reports. At least two other victims exist, and there are probably others. The local media has refused to report the cruel attacks and the authorities are resisting any serious charges.

I talked with one of the victims, 37 year old Jacob Palasek. He is a full time student and does computer work part time. He was attacked by a wolf pack of thugs on the corner of Sixth Street and Broadway in Grand Rapids, Michigan just after midnight on March 25th. The location is a mix of stores, offices, and residential neighborhoods. Jacob lives near where he was attacked.

As he was walking to his apartment, he saw three black males loitering. One was on a bicycle. The suspect on the bicycle rode up beside him. Suddenly the thug smashed him in the side of the head with a chain. He was hit two or three more times in the head with the chain before he broke loose and ran to the nearest home. He knocked on the door, hoping the owner would call the police.

All three of the black males then attacked him on the porch. They yelled “this is what you deserve you white piece of shit.” Jacob was hit in the head with the large chain more times. Jacob broke free again and hid behind a dumpster. The attackers initially chased him, but broke their pursuit and walked away. There were some cars driving by and the thugs may have thought a driver was calling 911.

All seven known victims were attacked within about six blocks of where Jacob was attacked. The victims were in their 30s, 40s, and 50s. Some of the victims were attacked during the day in broad daylight.

Jacob believes he could have died if he was hit with the chain more times. He still has bad headaches and has not been able to work since the attack. Jacob doesn’t have insurance and can’t afford the correct medical treatment. His landlord is now threatening to evict him from his apartment. Since he was not able to work, he has missed a rent payment. A victim’s relief fund is planning to give him a small amount of money. However, police did not even tell him the fund existed so he applied very late. He is still waiting on the help.

The police listed aggravated assault with a weapon and ethnic intimidation, Michigan’s state hate crimes law, on the police report. Jacob identified two of the perpetrators. However, police have told Jacob that the thugs will get off easy because they are only 17. Police told him that the thugs will not serve time in prison for the brutal hate crimes.

Police said that the suspects will not be tried as adults. They will only face juvenile boot camp instead of prison. A detective told Jacob that they believe all the attacks were racially motivated. The detective also told Jacob that he believed the Trayvon Martin media frenzy is what prompted the attacks. Jacob also believed that the thugs were seeking revenge for Trayvon Martin before the detective confirmed this belief.

To add insult to injury, not a single media outlet in all of Grand Rapids reported the brutal hate crimes. Jacob has contacted the local paper and his local news affiliates repeatedly. None will report the story. He has also contacted numerous politicians, none of whom has helped.

He even wrote to US Rep. John Conyers. Conyers is a black US rep from Detroit who was a co-sponsor of the Federal Hate Crimes Act. The exact stated purpose of the Federal hate crimes act was to help people like the victims in Grand Rapids. When someone is a victim of a violent racially motivated attack and the local authorities won’t pursue serious penalties, the DOJ is supposed to pick up the slack and apply Federal hate crimes charges.

Eric Holder, who heads the DOJ, says he is investigating ways to charge George Zimmerman with a Federal crime. Think Eric Holder will concern himself with the white victims of horrific hate crime mob attacks in Grand Rapids?

For the past two years black on white racially motivated mob attacks have been occurring in the United States weekly. Local media outlets typically only have little blurbs about them and censor all mention of race. Numerous major media outlets now openly admit to having a policy of censoring black crime, so as not to “stigmatize” black people. Political correctness supersedes public safety. The response from the authorities has been one of constant downplaying. None of the perpetrators are ever charged with a hate crime.

Now it has reached a point where the media in some markets are refusing to even report black on white hate crimes. How many other horrific black on white hate crime mob attacks are going on that we have never heard about?

H/T MoonBattery

Arm yourselves. Better to be Judged by 12 rather then carried by 6 Pallbearers.  Because when seconds matter, police are only minutes away. 

What does “I am George Zimmerman” mean?

What does “I am George Zimmerman” mean?

   

By  at Moonbattery

Liberals have stridently wondered just what George Zimmerman thought he was doing, patrolling his neighborhood at night, poking into the business of put-upon Saint Skittles (who as it turns out had gotten in trouble at school for having a bag full of women’s jewelry and a burglary tool).

The answer: attempting to prevent stories like this !!

A mother and son who were found shot dead in their Florida home were killed for less than $400 by a pair of teenagers.

Police have revealed robbery as the motive for the deaths of the Amy Ann Lorah and her 16 year old son William Haley.

Lorah,43, and her teenage were found dead from multiple gunshot wounds inside their home in Lehigh Acres, Florida, a week ago.

Haley had been shot dead first while his mother was shot and wounded in her bedroom.

She managed to stagger into the kitchen where she was shot twice more. Police found spent bullet casings and a blood trail across the house.

Police said their investigations led them to 16-year-old Justin D. Wirth and 17-year-old Clayton T. Combs.

Good thing the kids didn’t encounter any community watch captains. They might have gotten hassled.

<WyldGoose> My only complaint is why are we not seeing pictures from the media of these fine upstanding young men when they were 12 years old?

BLACK ACTIVIST TO TRAYVON’S PARENTS: ‘GET OFF THE STAGE’ AND LET US POLITICIZE HIS DEATH

BLACK ACTIVIST TO TRAYVON’S PARENTS: ‘GET OFF THE STAGE’ AND LET US POLITICIZE HIS DEATH

As per Breitbart

by LEE STRANAHAN

A well-known, mainstream media-vetted college professor named Dr. Boyce Watkins states that it’s time for Trayvon Martin’s parents to “step to the side,” out of an apparent fear that “being honest” could negatively affect the race-baiting political agenda that Obama allies like Al Sharpton have carefully crafted.

Dr. Watkin’s stark admonishment, “Get her off the stage right now,“ came in a recent blog post that shows the goal of the politicization of the Martin shooting is not truth or justice.

Who is Dr. Boyce Watkins? He’s a professor at Syracuse University and his website shows that he’s been a frequent guest on cable news shows, including CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 and MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann. He is also a frequent speaker on black issues, and his site shows his speeches have earned high praise from well-known leaders of the resentment-driven civil rights movement, including Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and Michael Eric Dyson.

In his bluntly-titled article, Note to Trayvon’s Mother: It’s Time for You to Step to the Side, Dr. Watkins referred to the recent Today Show appearance by Trayvon Masrtin’s mother where she said:

One of the things that I still believe in, a person should apologize when they are actually remorseful for what they’ve done. I believe it was an accident. I believe that it just got out of control and he couldn’t turn the clock back. I would ask him, did he know that that was a minor, that that was a teenager, and that he did not have a weapon?”

Dr. Watkin’s reaction is pretty stunning:

When I heard these words, I froze in my tracks.  I couldn’t believe that Trayvon’s mother would make a statement that was in such stark contradiction to the charges being brought forth by the prosecutor.  In fact, there’s a big part of me that wonders why she was on the show at all.

Note that Dr. Watkins is not concerned with the veracity of the statement but rather how the statement affects the politically motivated prosecution of George Zimmerman. In fact, later in the article Dr. Watkins explicitly says that even if the assessment of the shooting as an accident was honest, it should not of been said.

God bless Sybrina for being honest (if that is what she meant to say), but there are some things better left unsaid.  For the mother of the victim to make a statement in national media that directly contradicts the efforts of the prosecution is nothing short of disastrous.

Which begs the question: disastrous to what? Being honest and telling the truth is certainly not disastrous to the goal of actual justice. However, justice is clearly not the goal of men like Sharpton and Watkins. In fact, as Watkins admits in the final paragraph of this piece, this really isn’t about Trayvon Martin at all. He says:

Trayvon’s parents have done their work and they’ve done it well.  They’ve achieved the first steps toward justice for their son, and now it’s time for them to try to rebuild their lives in private.  Rev. Sharpton has done a wonderful job of highlighting the racial dimensions of this highly unfortunate incident.  At this point, the conversation about black men in the justice system must grow beyond Trayvon Martin, and the prosecution should be allowed to do its work.  The family, as well all associated racial advocates, need to strategize in private, listen to the evidence and just stop talking.

In other words, thanks for letting the professional race-baiters like Al Sharpton use your son, but his death has now served our purpose, so please shut up.

Hows that Arab Spring Working Out for Ya?

Hows that Arab Spring Working Out for Ya?

Just makes me warm and fuzzy inside to look forward to the Occupy Spring and the Race Riot Spring. Now if some how, the Muslims in America decide raise up and riot for some bovine fecal matter reason, we’ll have a Full Trifecta.

‘Trayvon’ shouted as group attacks Good Samaritan……..Yet Again!

‘Trayvon’ shouted as group attacks Good Samaritan……..Yet Again!

From The Gainesville Sun

The name of Trayvon Martin was invoked again Wednesday night in Gainesville during an attack by a group that police say stomped on a white man who was scuffling with a black robbery suspect on the Bo Diddley Community Plaza. The robbery suspect, Carl Milton Babb, 50, had been released from prison earlier in the day after serving more than two years in prison for the same crime he is accused of committing Wednesday — snatching a purse from a woman near the downtown plaza.

According to a Gainesville Police Department arrest report, Babb approached a woman eating dinner at the Lunchbox on the plaza at about 8:50 p.m. and asked her for a light.

When she said she didn’t have one, Babb took off with her purse, which contained her $500 cellphone, according to the report.

The woman’s dinner companion and another person took off after Babb.

When her friend caught up with Babb, according to the police report, Babb punched him in the face and grabbed his hair, but he was able to keep Babb pinned down, according to the report.

The scene attracted a crowd, and a number of people on the plaza approached Babb and the Good Samaritan, who tried to explain that Babb had just stolen his friend’s purse.

GPD spokeswoman Cpl. Angelina Valuri said some members of the crowd shouted “Trayvon!” and that at least three of members of the crowd began stomping on the hands of the woman’s friend to force him to let go of Babb.

Babb, who was listed as homeless, was arrested by police a few blocks away.

Valuri said some witnesses to the robbery tried to calm down the crowd, affirming the victim’s story that he was trying to stop a man accused of a crime and retrieve his friend’s purse.

“The crowd was acting off of emotion without knowing all of the facts of this case,” Valuri said, adding that investigators didn’t immediately know the names or races of the men or women who stomped on the victim.

It was the second attack in the past week in Gainesville in which assailants yelled the first name of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black 17-year-old who was shot and killed by crime-watch volunteer George Zimmerman as the teen walked back to his father’s girlfriend’s apartment in Sanford on Feb. 26.

State Attorney Angela Corey had announced at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Jacksonville, less than three hours before the incident on Gainesville’s downtown plaza, that Zimmerman had been charged with second-degree murder in Martin’s death.

H/T Pat Dollard