Skip to comments.What if Trayvon Had Been White, and the Shooter Black?
Posted on 03/24/2012 10:09:11 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
What would happen if a black man armed with a handgun confronted "suspicious persons" in his neighborhood? What would happen if the "suspicious persons" were unarmed white teens, one of them was shot dead, and the shooter claimed self-defense?
This is not an exercise in mere speculation. We know what would happen in such a case. There would be no white mobs in the street chanting "No justice, no peace!" There would be no whites holding a "million hoodie march" in New York City. There would be no white equivalent of Al Sharpton, the professional race-baiter behind the 1987 Tawana Brawley hoax, leading marches in the streets of the shooter's hometown. There would be no Federal civil rights investigation by the Justice Department. There would be no comments from a president who seems congenitally unable to keep his mouth shut on matters involving left-wing political correctness. And there would be no national media attention from biased, left-wing "reporters."
We know this because in fact, such an event occurred in 2009 in Greece, N.Y., a suburb of Rochester. Roderick Scott, a black man, shot and killed an unarmed white teen, Christopher Cervini, whom he believed was burglarizing a neighbor's car, with a licensed .40 cal. handgun.
There are many similarities between the Scott-Cervini case and the George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin case in Florida. In both cases, there had been a spate of criminal activity in the neighborhood. In both cases, the shooters called 911 to report suspicious activity, yet chose to confront the unarmed suspects outside their residence and off their own property prior to the arrival of the police. In both cases, the shooters claimed that they felt threatened, and fired in self-defense. In both cases, local law enforcement applied relevant state law.
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Only would have made the obits.
Don’t need to wonder about “what ifs”. We have blacks killings whites all the time. It is never a big deal.
I live in Rochester, I remember this. It was really sad for everyone. I remember wondering at the time, “hmm, if the shooter was white and the victim black, I think the media would be all over it.”
no press coverage. the perp in this case appears to be latino, so no hate crime here. only white people commit hate crimes is what the press has been touting.
It’s tragic the kid was killed. But being doused with gasoline and set on fire is more horrific IMO. And not a word from the media is even more pathetic!
And this was another opportunity for Obama to say if he had sons they would have look just loike the kids who set little whitey on fire!
True, reverse the races and there is no story. Plus, half Hispanic Zimmerman is white and Obama is Black.
Black on Black crime is the curse of all our inner cities and I can’t recall any marches and presidential comments on this social issue?
the perp in this case appears to be latino, so no hate crime here. only white people commit hate crimes is what the press has been touting.
He's a white latino, according to the state-controlled media.
Exactly. New is, by definition, what is unusual. Therefore, a reversal of the outcome wouldn't draw much more than a yawn.
“What if Trayvon Had Been White, and the Shooter Black?”
What if Trayvon Had Been “Latino”, and the Shooter Black?
Remember, he is described as a Latino and not white. I don’t know what color “latinos” are suppose to be, but there seems to be a distinction here on FR between “Latinos” and whites.
We’re getting reports that Mr. Zimmerman is partly black and Latino, not that it’ll matter to the Sharptons.
of course because only whites can commit hate crimes.
This wasn’t a black white thing! It was Hispanic Black thing!
“Dont need to wonder about what ifs. We have blacks killings whites all the time. It is never a big deal.”
lol... sad to say!
There’s really no need even to ask the question.
The answer is, of course, “It would not even have made the evening news.”
He should have mentioned the latest Black on White hate crime where a white child was doused with gasoline and set on fire by black racists and there was not a peep out of “anti-racist” mob.
If a black murdered a white, and it was a FEDERAL case, the racist POS Eric Holder would dismiss it because it “disparages his people”.
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