Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Justice For Trayvon Martin

Update (April 11, 2012 5:30pm CDT): It's coming, Trayvon. Justice is on it's way. And you will never be forgotten. [George Zimmerman arrested and charged with second degree murder]

Have you heard the breaking news? Racism is not only alive in the United States, but it is actually thriving. No, I suppose this is not news to those of us that follow politics and current events closely. It is, unfortunately, a societal disease that is a long way from being eradicated. It is a blemish on our country that decent people everywhere need to protest in voices louder than those of the bigots and racists. While some, such as Rush Limbaugh, have a standardized if faltering forum for spouting their hate, others are living out this racism in everyday acts of cruelty and crime.

On February 26, 2012 in a gated community in Sanford, Florida Trayvon Martin was walking home from a local store and heading back to his father’s home. A local vigilante named George Zimmerman, who had a strong history of assailing the local 911system with various unfounded complaints, deemed Trayvon to be a danger. He saw this child and knew nothing more about him than the color of his skin. In fact, as he called 911 to report this perceived threat, this was the only information that he could impart to the operator. He was black and Zimmerman just did not like the looks of him. A weapon? Trayvon had nothing. Still, Zimmerman took it upon himself to not just report this alleged nuisance to the authorities but to start following the child. Trayvon did what most of us would advise our own children to do in such matters, which was to try to lose the stalker and get himself to safety. Even as Trayvon tried to break loose from the older man who was now actively stalking him, Zimmerman continued in hot pursuit. He continued despite being told overtly by the authorities to stay away from this child.

Various reports, including the recently released 911 tapes, indicate that Trayvon was minding his own business when he was attacked by Zimmerman. Trayvon can be heard crying and pleading, in an effort to save his own life from this gun-toting maniac who had descended upon him. Alas, Zimmerman decided to execute 17-year-old Trayvon…a child, who just wanted to return to his father with candy and a drink and an evening of watching basketball.  A child with no weapon who had done nothing, except exist in society as a black kid.

Yes, racism is alive and well in the United States. The extremists on the right continue to feed the fear of the ignorant and then act in feigned befuddlement when one of their own acts out in a murderous manner. This is not the first time that this occurred and it will not be the last. The loud and bigoted voices on the far right believe that the constitution allows them to refer to our President in racist tones. They believe that they have no culpability if someone takes matters into their own hands and acts out in a violent manner. They believe, in short, that their hands are clean.

They are not. Anyone in the public eye has a moral, ethical and legal duty to not incite others to violence. And if violence should occur, we need to immediately track back to the instigator of the event and hold them responsible. This should have occurred when the crazed rhetoric of Bill O’Reilly cause the killing of Dr. George Tiller, a Kansas based physician who performed abortions. Mr. O’Reilly had a many-year campaign against the physician he deemed Tiller The Killer. This language, rants and violent overtones directly lead to a rogue fan killing the doctor.

Until we hold these people responsible for acts of violence, both large and small, there can be no racial equality in our country. Our young black and Hispanic youth will continue to move about their lives knowing that they have a target on their back all day, every day. This is not justice for them and it sure as hell is not justice for Trayvon Martin.


  1. I could not agree more!!! Ditto to everything in the article above! I am sick of hearing that we are not a racist country anymore! Bullsh*t...it is still alive and well no doubt!!

  2. I can only hope that the FBI charges Zimmerman quickly and we get all the facts in to the open. Also Florida's Stand your Ground legislation has got to to. The NRA and it's lobby group has overstepped on this one. I for one will not be visiting Florida anytime in the future and my family will not either.

  3. I suggest we also examine our reluctance to call out the extremely radical laws that the NRA are proposing. These laws promote "Murder without consequence" and a Wild West mentality that should have been gone with the building of the railroad...In Florida, also, a 10-year-old girl held her unarmed father while he died after he was shot during an argument over skateboarding rules. A judge is still "considering" whether or not the shooter deserves "Stand Your Ground" protection over a year later. Yes, I believe that persons with a dark skin are rightfully constantly fearful and that is a tragedy. Our culture of violence, hatred and disrespect is almost so ingrained, I wonder what solution there can ever be...But I do give Republicans the majority of the blame for that culture...just listen and read their disrespectful, hateful and violent rhetoric...The Republicans have made the NRA extremely powerful.

  4. I am furious about this. Zimmerman was a known threat to the community and law enforcement did nothing. Now they want to claim that the stand your ground law means you can terrorize the neighborhood, stalk and murder people, children fer crying out loud, for walking while black.
    The perp was looking for a reason, an excuse, to kill. When the people in the neighborhood tried to get him to stand down the police backed up his right to intimidate and terrorize his neighbors.

  5. As much as I dislike Bill O'Reilly, he did not kill Dr. Tiller. He cannot be responsible for the actions of someone else. Free speech is important. You may dislike what he says, just as I hate just about everything that comes out of Limbaugh's mouth, but, they have the right to say it.

    I know we have a problem in this country with racism, but we also have good people who do speak out, and because of public outrage, an investigation is ongoing regarding the death of Trayvon Martin.

    That is a good thing.

  6. is your name susan fischer

  7. Check this out -- sad....and compelling...


  8. "Our young black and Hispanic youth will continue to move about their lives knowing that they have a target on their back all day, every day."

    Your right!!! If it also relates to black on black crime!!! Look at the number of blacks killed everday by other black males, gang shootings and just murders in general. When the black community has an uprising (as they have with this kids case)then maybe it will stop. It's funny that when a black is killed by someone not black the black communitys go CRAZY! Why not have that same attitude with black on black murders. More blacks are killed by blacks than blacks killed by other races!!!!! Where is the outcry?!!!!

  9. Do you only post comments that please you? I'd love to see the others that you will not post!

  10. Black Racist Criminal Assaults
    Jul3 by ELN

    2 Votes

    Prof. Walter E. Williams

    “Most RACIST assaults are committed by BLACKS.
    What’s worse, is, there’re blacks still alive who lived through the times of lynching, Jim Crow laws and open racism who remain silent in the face of it.

    In many of these brutal attacks, the news media (MSM) make no mention of the race of the perpetrators.
    If it were white racist gangs randomly attacking blacks, the mainstream media would have no hesitation reporting the race of the perps.
    Editors for the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, and the Chicago Tribune admitted to deliberately censoring information about black crime for political reasons.
    Chicago Tribune Editor Gerould Kern recently said that the paper’s reason for censorship was to “guard against subjecting an entire group of people to suspicion.”

    These racist attacks can, at least in part, be attributed to the black elite, who have a vested interest in racial paranoia. And that includes a (U.S.) president who has spent years aligned with people who have promoted racial grievance and polarization and appointed an attorney general who’s accused us of being “a nation of cowards” on matters of race and has refused to prosecute black thugs who gathered at a Philadelphia voting site in blatant violation of federal voter intimidation laws.

    Tragically, black youngsters – who are seething with resentments, refusing to accept educational and other opportunities unknown to blacks yesteryear – will turn out to be the larger victims in the long run.

    Black silence in the face of black racism has to be one of the biggest betrayals of the civil rights struggle that included black and white Americans”.

    [Blacks are about 12% of the U.S. population – Whites about 64%]

    Remembering that Eric “My People” Holder’s Department of Justice (DOJ) has re-opened the Civil Rights Division, it becomes increasingly clear that it has nothing to do with Beat Whitey Night in Iowa;
    Knockout King in St. Louis;
    Chicago’s Mahogany Mob’s
    or Atlanta’s descent into tyrannical police state
    to keep Black crime to a minimum this summer.
    Black kids engaging in mob attacks,
    like the one in Woodbridge, are merely perpetuating the civil rights struggle.
    The story of 50 Black kids attacking a white family in Akron on Independence Day 2009 and shouting “This is a Black world” were merely taking the civil rights struggle to its next logical step.
    Since white privilege is all that keeps Black people down, Black-Run America (BRA) has created extra-equal Black privileges that ensure the toleration of these attacks by Black people on whites (and Asians) will continue.
    The Mainstream Media (MSM) is complicit in remaining silent on the facts of Black criminality, accessories to not only mayhem, but many times murder and endangerment to society.
    Dr. Williams mentioned those three newspapers that refuse to report on the race of the criminal, and for their deceitful censorship of the truth, Disingenuous White Liberals (DWLs) in the media are rewarded. –continue reading the Full Article.

  11. The story of 50 Black kids attacking a white family in Akron on Independence Day 2009 and shouting “This is a Black world” were merely taking the civil rights struggle to its next logical step.
    Since white privilege is all that keeps Black people down, Black-Run America (BRA) has created extra-equal Black privileges that ensure the toleration of these attacks by Black people on whites (and Asians) will continue.

  12. It would have been great if some of the commenters to this blog had read the title, let alone the entire piece prior to jumping to conclusions. A minority child in our society is at risk more than a white child. This is the truth! Do you realize the conversations that black mothers have with their sons?? I do...."Don't ever run while carrying something" and "Stay out of that neighborhood" and "Never talk back to a police officer". Are white mothers having these conversations?? Heck no.

    1. Well said. I don't know what those guys are smoking, but this case is horrifying on so many levels and whining about alleged racism against white people is doing the entire subject a disservice.

      Actually, though, on one thing you said in that comment -- I've had some conversations about being deferential/attentive to the police and staying out of certain areas with my parents, and I'm white. I'm mentally disabled and more than a little flaming, however, and the main concern is about not getting shot rather than avoiding false arrest. There's actual reason for concern, based on things other than a fear that I will be stereotyped to death, and I'm almost certainly at less risk regardless which is just nonsensical.

  13. Well done. I thought about those conversations earlier today, and realized that we will never have to have one with our son. And how terribly sad it is that in 2012, black mothers are still burying their children because of violence and racism.

  14. #ERIN# There are not many blacks buried due to racism in 2012!!!! There are MANY buried due to black on black violence ie gangs etc

    #Left Leaning Liberal Lady# I'm sure some mothers do have that conversation but it's not what you make it out to be. Do they also have the do not join a gang conversation, the don't commit the most violent crimes per capita by race the when you get someone pregnant be a dad so other black males will grow up with a father a role model and a provider conversation!!!!!!!!!!!

    It's great to see the unity over this senseless killing now lets come together the same way to stop all that plagues the black race and no whitey is not what plagues us! It's our own kind. The violent crimes we commit against each other or even against others.The lack of motivation to get a job or education due to the years of entitlement, the lack of fathers taking care of their children and being in the home, the EXCUSE that we always use..It's WHITEYS FAULT!!!!! Let's join together and also STOP ALL OF THIS!!

  15. Trayvon Martin: More proof diversity has failed.

    From Examiner.com…

    There is a lot of he said-she said mumbo jumbo surrounding the Trayvon Martin shooting case. Was Hispanic shooter George Zimmerman acting in self-defense? Was Martin an innocent bystander who just wanted Skittles and an Arizona Ice Tea? There is strong evidence to suggest that Zimmerman was acting in self-defense, but that’s beside the point.

    Whether Zimmerman was maliciously attacked by Martin or whether Zimmerman was the instigator, here is the important fact that no one in the left wing, anti-white media will turn a critical eye to: “Census figures show Retreat at Twin Lakes is 49 percent white, non-Hispanic, 23 percent Hispanic, 20 percent African-American and 5 percent Asian.”

    In other words, the neighborhood where this shooting happened is exactly the kind of diversity wonderland Progressives want to see all across the United States. But is the Martin shooting the only incident that has happened in Twin Lakes? Not by a long shot:

    The answer may lie in police records, which show that 50 suspicious-person reports were called in to police in the past year at Twin Lakes. There were eight burglaries, nine thefts and one other shooting in the year prior to Trayvon’s death.

    In all, police had been called to the 260-unit complex 402 times from Jan. 1, 2011 to Feb. 26, 2012.

    “He once caught a thief and an arrest was made,” said Cynthia Wibker, secretary of the homeowners association. “He helped solve a lot of crimes.”

    Put it another way, Twin Lakes averaged one police call per day for over an entire year. And Twin Lakes is a gated community. It’s supposed to be protected from criminals.

    Do white suburban communities like Clarkston, Lake Orion and Milford have so much crime that they average over one police call per day for any one year stretch? Of course not! Why? Allow Progressive Robert Putnam to explain:

    “After 30,000 interviews, Putnam concludes and reports, against his own progressive convictions, that ethnic and racial diversity can be devastating to communities and destructive of community values.”

  16. 15 year old girl in a cast is attacked for being white.

    A fifteen year old white female was looking for lost dog when a pair of black female thugs vicious attacked her. The thugs told her that whites were not allowed in their neighborhood. They beat her even though she was wearing a cast. Notice the media and police are downplaying the savage hate crime. If the races were reversed, this would be a major news story.

    Can you imagine the media fallout if a teenage black girl in a cast was attacked for being black and the local police sargent said “it sounds like a kid thing.”

    From O’Fallen Progress…

    O’Fallon police are investigating an allegedly unprovoked attack of a 15-year-old girl Sunday night. However, police believe it is an isolated incident. “This appears to be isolated,” said O’Fallon Police Sgt. Rob Schmidtke. “It sounds like a kid thing.”

    O’Fallon business owner and resident Tim Petterson of Petterson Landscaping said his daughter Haley, a sophomore at O’Fallon Township High School (OTHS), was attacked by two girls near her mother’s home on West Adams Street in O’Fallon.

    Petterson said Haley’s dog “Teddy” got loose around 9:30 p.m. Sunday night, and she was trying to retrieve the dog when two black girls approached her. “They said ‘This is our territory white girl,’” he said. “One grabbed her by the hair, and the other one started hitting her in the face.”

    Sgt. Schmidtke confirmed the details of the attack. “Her dog got out, and she went into the cemetery (on Adams Street). There was a couple of other kids out there,” he said. “They basically pulled her down and hit her a couple of times.”

    Petterson said luckily some neighbors turned on their outside lights to see what the commotion was about, and the two attackers ran off. The attack left Haley, who was already dealing with a hairline fracture to her tibia, with a badly swollen left eye and pieces of hair missing.

    “The fact that they attacked her with the cast on is amazing,” Petterson said, noting his daughter was in no condition to run away.

  17. where is the black outrage over this?!!!

    Young mother killed execution style in Tallahassee

    A Tallahassee woman, Ashleigh Jacobs, was beaten and then shot several times at extremely close range in the back of the head.

    The victim was last seen leaving a party with Jarvis McBride(photo left). Police say that DNA from Jarvis was found underneath the fingernails of the Ashleigh.

    Every day we see new horrors in the news about white females who were murdered while dating or even just hanging out with black men.

    White females who are married to black men are a staggering 12.4 times more likely to be murdered by their husbands than white females married to white men.

    1. Um... seriously, bitch? Can you cite me some sources, please? And I do mean outside of Fox News or your ass.

      People freaking out over interracial marriage is as old as racially-bound slavery and pretty similarly hideous, thanks.

      If this is from a study, I'm assuming they didn't control for poverty-based results. Eugh, the stench of bad science.

  18. Amen, and the horror the parents experience every time one of our kids walks out the front door!

  19. you all don't want "justice" for Trayvon martin. You want a lynching of George Zimmermann, an Hispanic Democrat with a white-sounding name. You don't know what went on. You only know that a Black kid was killed. You don't know what the circumstances were, you don't know any part of it. But you have decided that you are judge, jury and executioner.

    Now,George Zimmermann may very well have killed this kid in cold blood. But what if he didn't. What if Trayvon Martin was not the innocent kid he is portrayed. What if he's gotten in with a gang and that night was his initiation. What if he was to kill George Zimmermann?

    Maybe. maybe not.

    Don't you think a Grand Jury should decide on an indictment? If indicted, don't you think George Zimmermann should be tried in a court of law? That is what "justice" is in the United States of America.

    You don't know what went on there. I George Zimmermann were Black and Travon Martin was White, would your response be different? It shouldn't be.

    I'm colorblind to this case, you should be, too.

  20. As i wrote the previous comment, i realized I am pleading in vain with those who have bloodlust in their hearts. you've already decided, just as you have already determined that I am a racist because I don't see this like you do.