Skip to comments.The Lie That Launched Black Lives Matter
Posted on 09/23/2016 3:43:58 PM PDT by Kaslin
The Black Lives Matter movement began as a hashtag in July 2013 immediately after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Although the movement would be reinforced along the way by any number of lies -- Hands up dont shoot comes quickly to mind -- not enough attention has been paid to the original lie, one that may eventually launch a thousand riots before it burns itself out, namely that Trayvon Martin was an innocent little boy.
On the night of February 26, 2012, George Zimmerman shot and killed the seventeen-year-old Martin. For a week the story went nowhere until the attorneys representing Martins family reached out to Ryan Julison, an Orlando-based media strategist and the one white member of what was rapidly becoming Team Trayvon.
Team leader, attorney Benjamin Crump, understood that the national media were suckers for a story with a racial angle, specifically one that featured a black victim of white injustice. If Zimmermans parents had named their son Jorge´ Zimmerman -- he was named after his Uncle Jorge´-- there might not have been a Black Lives Matter movement.
After meeting with Crump, Julison immediately began pitching the Trayvon saga to the larger world. Reuters bit first. On March 7, just two days after Julison was contacted, Reuters posted an article headlined Family of Florida boy killed by Neighborhood Watch seeks arrest.
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I thought this was going to be about obama.
If it’s from the left it’s a lie.
I would go back to Skip Gates and the Beer Summit. That set the tone this regime was hostile to the police
You are 100 percent correct.
A house built on sand.
As soon as I heard “white hispanic” I knew it was on!
No lie changed BLM. It is all BASED on the oeiginal lies about the skittle drank thug and Michael Brown. .
It was sheer imbecilic symbolism.
It launches as soon as Soros’ check cleared.
The cop had no choice but to attend the beer summit. The BLM lie? Let’s start with O.J. did it.
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