Skip to comments.Why the Zimmerman verdict is more important than O.J. trial (Back to Jim Crow says the author)
Posted on 07/19/2013 12:50:29 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
I believe the George Zimmerman verdict will be of greater racial and civil significance for blacks than the O.J. Simpson trial.
First of all, there is no epidemic of old black ex-football player movie stars (allegedly) killing their young white wives and their friends.
But there has been a dramatic increase in the number of black males killed by whites under "stand your ground" laws. Defendants claiming "stand your ground" as a justification for their acts of violence are more likely to prevail if the victim is black. Seventy-three percent of those who killed a black person faced no penalty compared to 59% of those who killed a white, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
It's not so hard to imagine that this not guilty verdict might just give any white man the ammunition (pun intended) or gumption to approach any black man on the street and ask them anything they want, such as: "What are you doing? Where are you going? Why are you here?"
And what if the black man tells his white inquisitor to back off, and the white man responds in a menacing way or tries to detain him or attempts to lay hands on him? And what if the black fellow refuses to surrender to the stranger, how is it that he becomes the criminal and the white man has the right to kill him?
We may be returning to a practice that was common in past times when, if a white man was walking on a sidewalk and a black person was walking towards him on the same sidewalk, the black person had to step into the ditch or road and give the white man the whole sidewalk to pass.
One other thing that makes the Zimmerman case far more significant than the Simpson case is that what Zimmerman was accused of, and what the police are often guilty of, is denying people of color due process and equal treatment with their disparate use of official violence. And they are often willing to use deadly force even when their lives are not in danger and their victims are unarmed.
According to the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, a black man, woman or child died at the trigger of law enforcement every 28 hours in America last year.
It's easy to kill, but to be civilized is to help people live and to seek ways to end animosity and needless death. You can't fall into the trap of criminalizing youth or using blanket stereotypes or fearing and wanting to kill someone because they don't look like you.
That's why the verdict in the Zimmerman case was so uncivilized, and why it will leave a deep scar for many years to come.
Wow. These folks are starting to make like “Jim Crow”, “racism” and they are lowering my intolerance for the KKK.
Somebody need to tell these fools that their race card is overdrawn and they need to start paying down on the principle before they try using it any more.
I read somewhere that, if Martin survived, he would have been facing two counts of aggravated battery.
.... The problem with all of this race bating is that the Race Industry has been hiding and covering up any positive information attesting to the real character of Mr. George Zimmerman as opposed by the media fabricated one. The more information that gets out there that makes it to the vacant brains of the so called Low Information useless idiot public out there, the better chance that this incident will be subdued .... because ... let's face it ...... they picked the wrong guy to brand a Rabid Racist!!!
There absolutely needs to be a concerted effort to get the information out to the public even if it means spending a few advertising dollars to do so. There needs to be articles and perhaps viral videos and news specials made that tell the actual truth about Zimmerman!!!
..... For instance, unlike the vapid empty headed braindeads out there ... we all know that Zimmerman mentored under privileged black youth and was involved in the community ..... But, Did you all know .... that the evil George Zimmerman forced the investigation, arrest and discipline of a police Lieutenant's son who beat up a black youth ....... How much does America really know about George Zimmerman?
Blacks have been practicing de facto segregation for decades, but nobody will talk about that.
The defense used that in their closing statment
it was a good point!
The Castle Doctrine & Stand Your Ground The Trial of Dr. Ossian Sweet TheConservativeTreeHouse
No Guns for Negroes Part One (video 10:00)
No Guns for Negroes Part Two (video 9:45)
Equal Gun Rights (video 0:52)
The Never Again Campaign (video 0:30)
0bunghole is trying to undo all of that.
Didn’t see a whole lot of statistics .... just a Progressive rant alluding to facts!
SO what is he saying? One black life = two white lives? Hey, that guy killed by OJ was Jewish, wasn’t he? Maybe his life doesn’t count for anything.
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