Thoughts on Zimmerman Verdict

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Comments

  1. The whole thing is just a tragedy….but I (unlike you) knew there would be a not guilty verdict.

  2. I was pulled both ways on this one as to what would be the verdict. In my heart I felt like Terrance. The media has tainted the public so bad that the jurors would form the same opinions as the commentators who were claiming the facts showed Zimmerman hunted down poor Trayvon unprovoked and was just looking for someone to kill.

    But head told me that there is no way the evidence and testimony warrants a guilty verdict. Anyone who would take the time to read what the local news stations were reporting about the case from Florida would see that the national news media wasn’t being honest with the public.

  3. It was also very inconvenient for the Lame Stream Media that Zimmerman himself was part black, so they hid that fact.

  4. Angie,

    Let’s be honest, you didn’t “KNOW” it would be a “Not Guilty” verdict. You might have figured it would be, but you didn’t know it. Nobody knew. We’ve been surprised by the courts too many times before.

    Everyone in White America “knew” that O.J. Simpson would be found “Guilty” of murdering Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman. Everyone “knew” Casey Anthony would be found Guilty of murdering her daughter. Everyone “knew” the Supreme Court would rule Obamacare unconstitutional. And on it goes.

    Nobody knows what is going to happen, especially in a case where the mainstream media relentlessly attacked Zimmerman’s character while totally lying about Trayvon Martin’s.

  5. John,

    It’s not proven that Zimmerman is part black, but there is speculation. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2143303/Is-photo-proves-George-Zimmermans-great-grandfather-black.html

    What we do know is that he is Hispanic. So why the media keeps referring to him as a “self-described Hispanic” is something I’ll never know. He’s half and half, like Obama, but they don’t refer to Obama as a “self-described African-American.”

  6. Is it really a tragedy when a punk who is beating the shit of someone gets shot to death by the guy he’s beating? The tragedy is Zimmerman being put in a position where he felt he needed to fire his weapon upon the guy beating the shit out of him. The tragedy is that he has to live with having shot someone to death, and someone who was only 17 yrs old. The tragedy is the life of ongoing second guessing and living in fear of retribution from the a-holes of society who think it is he who deserves punishment for the crime of defending himself.

    I’d have much preferred that Martin didn’t get shot to death, but my concern is not so much for him but for Zimmerman. I don’t know either guy. I do know that when one decides to play the tough guy, he might find out he isn’t all that. Martin found that out the hardest of ways. If there is anything tragic about this kid it is that his parents, who actually seem to have acquitted themselves rather honorably in all of this, did not raise the kid in a manner that would have made this incident wholly unlikely. His recent history indicated that he was not. If he didn’t get shot that night, it was only a matter of time.

  7. Marshall,

    Yes, I think it’s a tragedy that Trayvon Martin is dead at such a young age. He did not deserve to die, even if he was being a punk. I don’t blame Zimmerman for shooting him, but still, Trayvon didn’t deserve to die.

    For all we know, Martin could have been scared that Zimmerman was following him and thought it best to attack Zimmerman when he turned back toward his vehicle. Ya know, to get the upper-hand. Or, maybe he just felt like being a punk. Who knows what was going through Martin’s mind? Nobody knows.

    The whole situation is tragic. It’s tragic that a 17-year-old is dead. It’s tragic that Zimmerman, like you said, may be in the position of seconding-guessing himself the rest of his life. It’s tragic that assholes like Angela Correy, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and the entire network of MSNBC have turned Zimmerman into a monster. It’s tragic that Zimmerman will likely be brought up on federal charges. And all the subsequent violence this case has spawned is also quite tragic.

    As I said, the whole thing is tragic.

  8. “Deserve”, of course, is not for us to decide. But if we were to make such a judgement based on the facts of the case, one deserves what one gets when one decides to beat the crap out of someone else. None of us was the guy on the bottom suffering the beating, put in a position to decide under such treatment just how bad it might get if we do nothing.

  9. Marshall,

    Our society sanctions the death penalty, so we already decide who “deserves” to die, although it’s not applied equally and in all cases. But we don’t sentence people to death for merely punching another person or attacking another person.

    However, I do not blame Zimmerman for firing his weapon. I would have done the same thing. Unfortunately, Zimmerman was put in a position where he felt he needed to fire his gun, and a 17-year-old lost his life. That is tragic.

  10. Terrance,

    Not the same. Death penalties are assessed based upon evidence of guilt. The punishment is in place for the crime already, and to perpetrate the crime makes one deserving. This is far different than for any of us to decide we can determine who lives or dies in the everyday.

  11. I think the following is worth posting on more than one post about Zimmerman, to make people stop and look at the situation rationally rather than emotionally

    1. Zimmerman, while exercising poor judgment by getting out of his car, was doing nothing wrong. It is NOT illegal to follow someone.

    2. Martin had reached his father’s abode (as reported by his girlfriend) and yet went back to get Zimmerman – an intentional move towards confrontation with someone who was doing nothing wrong or illegal.

    3. Martin began the altercation – He is who instituted the assault.

    4. Zimmerman was being sat upon and savagely beaten and resorted to the gun for defense of life and limb.

    5. Take a look at this article, especially the last two points:
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/07/17/10-Facts-the-media-Arent-telling-you-about-the-zimmerman-case

    Zimmerman was not guilty of racism, nor of intent to harm, nor of anything illegal. He defended himself appropriately when he was assaulted for no reason other than the paranoia of Martin

    Martin was guilty of assault and battery. He had demonstrated intent to harm from the very first moment he decided to confront Zimmerman.

    Justice was done.

  12. Marshall,

    You said that it is not for us – and I assume by that you mean people – to decide who “deserves” to die and who doesn’t. Yet, as I have shown, we as a society already decide who “deserves” to die and who doesn’t. We make value judgements on human life all the time. You do it yourself. You are a supporter of capital punishment. You look at a person’s behavior, some act they’ve committed, and decide whether they deserve to die or not.

    So, I’m simply saying that we can look at Trayvon’s life, reported actions, and decide whether his death was deserved. I don’t think it was. I don’t blame Zimmerman, as I said, for defending himself, but I wish things would have gone differently for both Zimmerman and Martin.

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