The murder of Trayvon Martin: Part 1 The incident.
The shooting of Trayvon Martin has become a national story that has defied reason. I wrote last Monday on how the national media never covers racially motivated stories unless the attacker(s) and victims(s) are of the politically correct skin tones. The Trayon Martin story just once again proves what I said was correct. Trayon Martin was shot and killed on the 26th of February, so this story is almost a month old, but it didn't go national by the media until a few days ago after they found out about it. Now that it has gone national by the media due to the racial parameters being acceptable to them, the "racial overtones" of the shooting has been amplified to the hilt. Trayvon Martin was killed on the 26th of February after walking home from a store after buying an iced tea and a bag of skittles. George Zimmerman who is biracial (white and Hispanic) was a neighborhood watch captain who confronted Trayvon and ultimately shot and killed him due to Mr Zimmerman claiming he felt threatened. The racial makeup of the crime doesn't really concern me as much as the crime itself. The fact of the matter to me is that George Zimmerman called 911 and told the dispatcher that he was following Trayvon Martin, the operator told him to back down. When Mr. Zimmerman decided to ignore the orders of the 911 dispatcher, he lost the right to calm the ultimate shooting of Trayvon Martin was in "self defense". When he got out of his truck to confront Trayvon, the situation became one of stalking and harassment by Mr. Zimmerman. Even though I agree Zimmerman was clearly in the wrong and should be charged with 1st degree murder, I seriously have to question the outrage coming from the black community.
It's a shame that blacks can't rally in support of other young black men who are killed across the country on a daily basis by other black men.
I'm sure that statement will tick off a few people, but the truth hurts.
What if George Zimmerman was a black neighborhood block captain who mistaken Trayvon Martin for a member of a rival gang, and he shot him accidentally, do you think blacks and the national media would care about his death then? No, he would just be an afterthought and a 15 second video on the Florida nightly news.
I wrote a story a few years ago asking the question "when does a black person's life become valuable, when he or she is murdered". Does it take a non black person to kill a black person before outrage is shown like in the case of Trayvon Martin? To me, it just seems incredibly phony.When the story first broke nationally thanks to the racial elements meeting the approval of the national media, George Zimmerman was immediately labeled a racist, because he was reported as being a white guy. There are conflicting reports whether George called Trayon a coon on the 911 tape. Now that it has been reported that Mr. Zimmerman is of mixed race himself and that he has black family members, the racial outrage by the bandwagon advocates of Trayon is now being pointed at the police for taking so long to charge Mr. Zimmerman with first degree murder. Since Mr. Zimmerman claimed the shooting was in self defense, the police are trying to determine whether the shooting fell under Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law. The investigation shouldn't be rushed just to please the angry mobs who until just last week didn't even know who Trayvon Martin was. I believe ultimately that Zimmerman will be charged. Trayvon Martin was unarmed and was talking to his girlfriend telling her that he was being followed. I think it will be an open and shout case ultimately. I can only hope that the mindless mobs who want instant justice don't turn this already tragic story into something far worse. By George Zimmerman not listening to reason from the 911 dispatcher and instead decided to act on emotion, a boy is dead and more then likely he is going to prison. I hope others who are ginned up over this don't decide to act out on emotion as well.