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As LA remembers race riots, Trayvon Martin's name is invoked
Axcess News / The Christian Science Monitor ^ | April 28, 2012 | Patrik Jonsson

Posted on 04/28/2012 2:47:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

On tour promoting his new book, Rodney King, the Los Angeles man whose videotaped beating by Los Angeles police became a flashpoint for the 1992 LA riots, is often asked to put his ordeal into contemporary terms.

On the 20th anniversary of the riots, the name Mr. King often mentions is Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old Florida boy who was shot and killed on Feb. 26 by a suspicious neighborhood watch volunteer named George Zimmerman.

The police’s original decision to not charge Mr. Zimmerman with a crime again raised questions about the treatment of black men by police and the courts, questions that in 1992 exploded into looting, arson, and violence when the four officers charged with the beating were acquitted by a jury. Fifty-five people died.

“It's nothing for them to come along and just shoot you, put a bullet in you because they know that, hey, … he's a black guy,” Mr. King told NPR this week.” They think about it like it's nothing when a citizen go out there and kill an innocent child, like in this case of Trayvon Martin.”

There are of course several differences between the two events.

Mr. King, out of jail on parole, was driving drunk and evading cops before the beating began. Video of the beating was replayed for months. Trayvon, a high school student, was on his way to his father’s house in Sanford, Fla., after making a snack run when he was shot by Zimmerman after the two fought. No video exists, only testimony from Zimmerman and several witnesses.

What’s more, tensions between police and inner city Angelenos were higher in 1992 than they are today, thanks to new policing strategies and the professionalization of the force. Politically, America is different, having elected its first black president in 2008...

(Excerpt) Read more at axcessnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: georgezimmerman; rodneyking; trayvon; trayvonisstilldead; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
So Al Sharpton is basically saying "Nice country you have here, hate to see anything happen to it."
1 posted on 04/28/2012 2:47:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why is no one rioting over Black on Black killings? Will they target white people or Latinos?


2 posted on 04/28/2012 3:00:54 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Dallas59

They’d best be targeting unarmed people. Very few of those where I live


3 posted on 04/28/2012 3:03:46 PM PDT by Figment
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
A scheduled, government sponsored riot looking for an excuse. Now they have one.

4 posted on 04/28/2012 3:04:17 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Dallas59

Time for another riot??? Are the thugs gonna burn down their own neighborhoods again???


5 posted on 04/28/2012 3:05:07 PM PDT by Fred911 (YOU GET WHAT YOU ACCEPT)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I would be surprised if a Zimmerman acquittal leads to a riot in Sanford.


6 posted on 04/28/2012 3:12:16 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Trayvon wasn’t killed or beat by the local PD.

He was killed by a citizen.


7 posted on 04/28/2012 3:17:08 PM PDT by Pasadena2k
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To: Pasadena2k

But Sharpton et al see Zimmerman and all armed law abiding citizens as extensions of the oppressive, predominately white police.

He just has to say it through innuendo.


8 posted on 04/28/2012 3:22:28 PM PDT by Molon Labbie (A Bounty on Zimmerman, Can Be A Bounty On ANYONE. No NBPP Mob Justice!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

la’s nothing compared to the riots when white people are beaten by cops! Oh, wait a minute...


9 posted on 04/28/2012 3:38:23 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: Pasadena2k
He was killed by a citizen.

who was defending himself from him.

Isn't that justice?

10 posted on 04/28/2012 3:39:50 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: Pasadena2k

True. But, both Martin and King were criminals whose problems were brought about by their bad behavior and poor decisions. The black community also used both incidents to indulge and excuse their blatant racism.


11 posted on 04/28/2012 3:40:59 PM PDT by 1malumprohibitum
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If George Zimmerman is convicted, will the “White Hispanics” riot in black neighborhoods?

Actually, I think George Zimmerman may be the only White Hispanic. Certainly, he is the only person who has ever been identified as as a White Hispanic by the lamestream media.


12 posted on 04/28/2012 3:42:16 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Dallas59

Exactly. If George Zimmerman had been black there would have been no story.


13 posted on 04/28/2012 3:44:31 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

[ Music by Reginald K. Dwight; Lyrics “Unattributed” ]

Trayvon wore his hoodie all around
But he’s gone to see Jesus.
Now we all know his name,
And some say he was the finest boy in town.

Trayvon, he’s still makin’ money
He’s still the cause celebre today.
“Reverends” Jackson & Sharpton counting
On the furor for another payday.

Martyr born - another Media pawn
On a slow news day, when the New York Times said: “Black Kid’s Dead”
So a race war’s begun;
Obama lost a “son” today.

[Chorus]

And he shall be Trayvon
And he shall be a good man
And he shall be Trayvon
In tradition with the “family plan.”

And now, “We Are Trayvon”
Then we shall be good men...
We . Are . All . Trayvon


14 posted on 04/28/2012 3:49:40 PM PDT by mikrofon (MSM Agendalists)
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To: Molon Labbie

H!

You are my first reply back!


15 posted on 04/28/2012 4:00:37 PM PDT by Pasadena2k
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To: the invisib1e hand

Exactly!


16 posted on 04/28/2012 4:01:19 PM PDT by Pasadena2k
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To: Molon Labbie

Today “The Man” is Black!

Zimm must be an agent of the Man!

LOL


17 posted on 04/28/2012 4:01:24 PM PDT by Pasadena2k
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
State-controlled media is reliving its glory days when it successfully incited the Rodney King riots through selective reporting, and is salivating at the opportunity to incite the Trayvon Martin riots through selective reporting.

This time, "journalists" need to be the ones having their heads bashed in with bricks.

18 posted on 04/28/2012 4:29:01 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: mikrofon

If only Reginald Denny had had a gun....


19 posted on 04/28/2012 4:39:18 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Pasadena2k

Welcome to Free Republic!


20 posted on 04/28/2012 4:57:31 PM PDT by digger48
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Civil rights leader and MSNBC host Rev. Al Sharpton appeared at a church rally in Los Angeles this week commemorating the two-month anniversary of Trayvon’s death, and in a piece for the Huffington Post called for calm and introspection in light of the riots 20 years ago.

NO_LIMIT_SHARPTON is calling for calm. Isn't that precious!?!

21 posted on 04/28/2012 5:01:59 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

*You can’t keep killing black folks. We’re not going to allow it.”*

There’s a huge ‘killing blacks’ problem in this country but it’s not from ‘whites’ at all - and the racemongers know this.

according to the doj, “From 1976 to 2005 — “94% of black victims were killed by blacks “, that leaves 6% killed by other than black (that’s lumping asian, hispanic, white and other together as the 5%).

Conversely, 15% of white murder victims were killed by black perpetrators.

http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/homicide/race.cfm

the following clip from Hannity dates to 2006. Note uberliberal Comb’s advice to whitefolks to ‘just ignore that person’:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGv8PQr8Uo4

Four years and a lot of ‘ignoring’ later, the following clips highlight events that are becoming more and more commonplace, and which we are still conditioned to ‘ignore’ - thanks, Combs.:

2010 SEATTLE: young man held hostage, beaten and tortured by black gang:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRhaoWWKE-k

2011 SACRAMENTO: special needs woman repeatedly beaten for sport:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGV9vE7H7I0

Neither city could be described as having a large economically deprived populace as one might find in Detroit or Chicago, for instance. It’s almost guaranteed, however, that all perpetrators were brought up thru the anti-american, blame the white dude, liberal public “education” system.


22 posted on 04/28/2012 5:01:59 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: Dallas59
Why is no one rioting over Black on Black killings?

Apparently blacks don't much care about their children being killed. They only care about who did it.

23 posted on 04/28/2012 5:37:58 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why does Rodney King even have a book? What does he have to say other than “Can’t we all get along”?


24 posted on 04/28/2012 7:08:08 PM PDT by Jaded (Really? Seriously?)
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To: Jaded

If Crystal Mangum (ala Duke Lacrosse)can have a book then King’s is certainly no surprise.


25 posted on 04/29/2012 4:05:25 AM PDT by whatshotandwhatsnot (http://www.electstevedawes.com/#)
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