"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Trayvon Update - Narrative Fail!

The narrative the MSM pushed about the Trayvon Martin shooting, aided and abetted by the usual suspects like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, went something like this:

1.  White man (and hence presumed Republican)
2.   Who weighed 240 pounds...
3.   Shot a young black boy...
4.   Who weighed 140 pounds or less...
5.  Solely because he was black, i.e., because the white man was a racist.

We now know, of course, that George Zimmerman was a 5'9" Hispanic Democrat who weighed about 170 pounds; that Trayvon Martin was 6'2" and weighed (according to police reports) 160 pounds.   But here's a part of the story that puts the lie to the "racism" charge.   This is from a letter written to the local NAACP chapter by a "concerned Zimmerman family member":

You will recall the incident of the beating of the black homeless man Sherman Ware on December 4, 2010 by the son of a Sanford police officer. The beating sparked outrage in the community but there were very few that stepped up to do anything about it. I would presume the inaction was because of the fact that he was homeless not because he was black. Do you know the individual who stepped up when no one else in the black community would? Do you know who spent tireless hours putting flyers on the cars of persons parked in the churches of the black community? Do you know who waited for the church-goers to get out of church so that he could hand them flyers in an attempt to organize the black community against this horrible miscarriage of justice? Do you know who helped organize the City Hall meeting on January 8, 2011 at Sanford City Hall?? That person was GEORGE ZIMMERMAN.

Again, this was a tragic incident about which we still do not know all the facts.   But the one fact we do know is that the mainstream media has been H-O-R-R-I-B-L-E throughout.  

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