Posted: 4/8/2013 1:16:55 AM
Originally Posted by scalabrine
I say "race riots" because that's how the media, left or right leaning, likes to describe them.
The two words together, whip white communities into a frenzy, touching upon their innermost fears that inhabitants of 'black ghettos' will one day 'rise up,' and overtake their heavily segregated middle-class neighborhoods.
There may be protests. There may be marches. There may be what the police will determine to be 'criminal activity,' if there is even a crack the size of a peanut in a white resident's car window or storefront (and rest assured, that will lead on the local nightly news that 'the black mob' is getting out of control).
But who is responsible for an act of mass civil disobedience in the face of a potential murder? That would be the police and the way they are handling this case.
What's the case? Well most of you have heard it by now but are too busy reading about legs that go for miles and miles or threads about a guy named "FartnSniff" to post anything about it. Even if most here weren't too busy, posts about lotto winners receiving welfare are more readable.
The case is about a black minor who was shot in the chest by a white 'neighborhood watchman,' who simply said "It was self-defense" when the gunsmoke cleared. The minor was unarmed and returning from a convenience store with candy and iced tea.
That 'watchman' was doing his job as appointed (i.e. looking for potential 'thugs' and troublemakers' that make their way through the mostly white gated community...this means blacks and hispanics who may have their pants a quarter inch below their hips were nice targets).
The problem here is that the white watchman called 911 and they advised him not to approach the minor. He didn't listen.
The only thing we know beyond that is that this black 17-year old is dead and the white watchman admitted to doing it. What's the catch? His story was that it was 'self-defense'. Take a look of the photo of the kid in that link. Even in a football uniform, he looks about as intimidating as a scarecrow.
What's the other catch? The dead minor was found with iced tea and Skittles on him, a story corroborated by his family after he went to buy the junk food for him and a family member. Well that dead minor cannot speak from the grave so we only have one story: the one from the white night watchman. How convenient!
So why might there be 'riots' (actually constitutionally protected mass assembly and protest for those who don't eat and drink all the spin doctoring)?
NUMBER 1 - The police have accepted the story of self-defense and have made NO ARRESTS despite the fact the 'neighborhood watchman' had no authority to approach the minor armed, nevermind shoot him in the chest.
So there you have it! If you are in Florida and you 'do the deed' to another person (i.e. kill them) and simply tell the cops it was self-defense, according to them as revealed in this case, you can walk until evidence reveals otherwise. I wonder how this would work for a black youth standing over a white body because it seems to work well the other way around.
NUMBER 2- When the community protests, you as a police department should drag your feet in releasing the actual 911 tapes. That way, you'll enrage the community members and make yourself look like you are 'dutifully investigating' the shooting. Did I mention this tape may be the one and only piece of evidence that may implicate the watchman of murder? No matter. Marginalize all the black community members and more importantly, the dead child's family and friends by letting them know the white higher ups 'have it all under control.'
NUMBER 3- A witness has gone on the record to say that the police tried to change her story. While she claims the teen cried for help, the officer told her she heard Zimmerman cry for help. Yes, the officers collecting evidence from the only available witnesses told a woman what she heard.
NUMBER 4- The ringer. The one the cops love to use on the black community....THE PREVIOUS CRIMINAL RECORD. What's the problem? When you are white, it means nothing. The cops are doing nothing about it because the white watchman is still free even though he has a record. The dead minor? NOT A SINGLE CHARGE AGAINST HIM.
But as we've seen a million times before, if it's a black man with a record, it is, within moments, the VERY FIRST information released to the press or said at a podium, in many cases when cops themselves gun down blacks and hispanics (to perpetuate the good-for-nothing 'thug' imagery, one that clearly doesn't persist for whites as seen here).
So what's the end result? The case is in the hands of an almost all-white police force. The white shooter remains free. The black community remains outraged and in the dark. A minor is dead.
And you wonder who sets the tinder afire to create these 'race riots.'
You needn't look to the blacks but the blue...the men in blue that is.
I wonder if whites are now thinking, "Where's Reverend Al and Jesse now?" I mean it's only a 17 year old black boy who is dead...