quit rioting and simmah down, now
Good article with supporting facts:
Manufacturing the Martin narrative
A case study in media malpractice.
Some of the supporting facts:
Noting that “white” includes “Hispanic / Latino / etc”
For the years 1980 – 2009:
Offender : Victim
White : White — 91%
White : Black — 7%
Black : Black — 81%
Black : White — 17%
17% of “white” homicide victims in 2009 were killed by blacks,
8% of black homicide victims who were killed by “whites.”
*source* FBI’s Supplementary Homicide Reports (EZASHR) — interesting with sortable tables
In October, a school police investigator said he saw Trayvon on the school surveillance camera in an unauthorized area “hiding and being suspicious.” Then he said he saw Trayvon mark up a door with “W.T.F”…
The officer said he found Trayvon the next day and went through his book bag in search of the graffiti marker. …he found women’s jewelry [12 pieces of jewelry... described silver wedding bands and earrings with diamonds.] … “Martin replied it’s not mine. A friend gave it to me,” …Trayvon had been suspended for graffiti…
was suspended in February for getting caught with an empty bag with traces of marijuana…
“We think everybody is trying to demonize him,” [Martin family attorney Benjamin] Crump said.
…“Why isn’t somebody angry about that six-year-old girl who was killed on her steps last weekend in a cross fire when two gang members in Chicago start shooting at each other? Why is there no outrage about that?”
Bryant said he worries that “people like Sharpton and those on the left” will make Martin’s death a campaign issue in the presidential race.
He speculated that they will “turn this evolving tragedy of this young man into fodder to say… if you don’t re-elect Obama then you will have unbridled events or circumstances like this happening in the streets to young men wearing hoodies.”
Here’s another interesting point:
Have we forgotten the Jim Crow era, with courts making decisions based on the race of the defendants, rather than the facts of the case? That is part of the past that we need to leave in the past, not resurrect under new racial management.
[See also: Race and Rhetoric
Politicians who take credit for black progress should look at the facts. [Sowell]
resistance to Teh Narrative thought…
Sonner said he’s spoken with several of Zimmerman’s friends, including some who are African American. “They only have good things to say about him,” [Zimmerman's lawyer Craig] Sonner said.
…”Right after the shooting he couldn’t stop crying,” said Joe Oliver, who is African American and a former TV reporter and anchor in Orlando.
This seems…. what’s the term? Politically Motivated and Chickenshiiite. Respectively.
Amid the outcry over the lack of charges against Zimmerman, the Sanford police chief and state’s attorney in the case have both stepped aside.
The U.S. Justice Department has opened a civil rights probe into the shooting, and a grand jury is scheduled to meet April 10 to consider evidence in the case.