I did not anticipate a “Not Guilty” verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman. It came as a complete shock. For months, I told people that the Left and their clapping seals in the news media would force Zimmerman into the cruel existence of a sacrificial lamb. This was a certain fate, for though a rudimentary understanding of the facts absolutely dictate a “Not Guilty” verdict, present day America isn’t exactly a nation too concerned with facts. Especially our media.
Indeed, the media spared no effort in trying to paint George Zimmerman as a common criminal and Trayvon Martin as a sweet young boy. To do this, the media frequently used the following image.
Trayvon Martin is depicted as a small, almost prepubescent teenager utterly incapable of giving the stout Zimmerman, a full grown man, any trouble whatsoever. “Of course George Zimmerman murdered Trayvon Martin. He didn’t need a gun to handle this boy” was the message.
This photograph taken from a 7-Eleven surveillance video is the most accurate portrayal of Travyon Martin’s size and appearance the night he was killed. You see a much bigger and older young man completely capable of giving George Zimmerman a run for his money. You also see someone that could be potentially dangerous and totally suspicious to a neighborhood watch commander in a neighborhood with a history of break-ins and robberies.
Why Does Martin Look Suspicious?
A 2005 study based off FBI Crime Statistics show the following:
- Blacks are seven times more likely than people of other races to commit murder, and eight times more likely to commit robbery.
- When blacks commit crimes of violence, they are nearly three times more likely than non-blacks to use a gun, and more than twice as likely to use a knife.
- Of the nearly 770,000 violent interracial crimes committed every year involving blacks and whites, blacks commit 85 percent and whites commit 15 percent.
- Blacks commit more violent crime against whites than against blacks. Forty-five percent of their victims are white, 43 percent are black, and 10 percent are Hispanic. When whites commit violent crime, only three percent of their victims are blacks.
- Blacks are an estimated 39 times more likely to commit a violent crime against a white than vice versa, and 136 times more likely to commit robbery.
We don’t need studies to tell us what’s going on. We all know it. Everyone knows it. Even Jesse Jackson.
There is nothing more painful to me … than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery, then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved.
The Reverend Jesse Jackson, as quoted in US News, March 10, 1996
The media will not admit the facts, preferring the cool and grainy experience of sticking their collective head in the sand like some damn ostrich. Hell, they didn’t even report the facts of the 9-1-1 call accurately. Surely you remember the doctored audio.
NBC’s “Today” show ran the edited audio of Zimmerman’s phone call to a police dispatcher, seeming to show Zimmerman saying, “This guy looks like he’s up to no good … he looks black.”
A transcript of the complete 911 call shows that Zimmerman said, “This guy looks like he’s up to no good. Or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining and he’s just walking around, looking about.”
The 911 officer responded saying, “OK, and this guy — is he black, white or Hispanic?”
“He looks black,” Zimmerman said.
And if that wasn’t enough, the media doctored a photograph of George Zimmerman’s bloody head the night of the shooting. A photograph which, by the way, verified at least part of Zimmerman’s account.
The back of Zimmerman’s head clearly shows a wound consistent with Zimmerman’s story as well as eyewitness testimony.But the media doctored the photograph to show an almost clean, unwounded Zimmerman.
So, no, I didn’t expect a “Not Guilty” verdict. I expected Zimmerman to be found Guilty and put away. The media relentlessly pursued this goal by screwing Zimmerman every chance they got. I’ve listed but a few examples, but there are many more. John Barron has provided a wonderful list of underreported facts regarding the shooting death of Travyon Martin. I urge all to look at it closely, for you will immediately recognize Zimmerman’s innocence.
But the Left, as I’ve said, is not concerned with facts or innocence. They’re concerned with finding issues and tragedies that are ideologically beneficial. It just so happened that Trayvon Martin’s unfortunate demise was beneficial to the Left, otherwise nobody outside of family and friends would know his name. You saw the same thing happen with the shootings in Arizona, Colorado, and Connecticut. The blame was thrust on conservatives, gun-owners, the NRA, and other Second Amendment supporters. The Left never bothered to look at the facts of each case before assigning blame – and they never will.
There will be other Trayvon Martin’s, other mass shootings and killings, and other unfortunate tragedies. It is inevitable. You won’t know when or where, but you can be sure that when they happen, the Left will dishonor the victims in the same way they’ve dishonored the victims in Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, and one 17-year-old boy in Florida.
Trayvon Martin’s death is a tragedy. He did not deserve to die, but neither did George Zimmerman deserve to have his head bashed into the cement. Everything that could go wrong that night did go wrong, for both Martin and Zimmerman, especially Martin. It’s all one big tragedy, but we shouldn’t respond with another tragedy. So I’m happy with the result of this trial.