Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Treyvon Martin, George Zimmerman

For Your Information.

By now, everyone has heard about the shooting death of Treyvon Martin, a 17 year old 6 foot 1 inch, 150 lb, black young man, George Zimmerman is a 5 foot 9 inch, 170 lb, 28 year old Hispanic man that says that he shot Martin in self defense on the "stand your ground law" in Florida.

The news is abuzz with the Treyvon Martin shooting death by George Zimmerman. I myself just want to know the truth. I want a full and complete investigation by an independent party, then I want the details and reasons for what ever conclusion that they find. For some reason we never hear why the police reach the conclusions that they do. They never justify why they did or didn't do drug testing on either party. They don't explain what happened to set the public at ease that the police have done the right thing. Is it perhaps that they didn't do the right thing? I need assurance, the same as many others, that the police have reached the right decisions.

Why has most all the news services chosen to misrepresent the facts? NBC fraudulently doctored the 911 tapes. Why has Treyvon been pictured as a 13 year old kid in all the pictures? Is George Martin an aggressor? Did he chase down Treyvon and get in a scuffle and kill him, or did he turn around when he told the 911 dispatcher that he was following Treyvon and the dispatcher told him "I wouldn't do that".

The other thing that amazes me is that there are so many people able to reach dramatic conclusions on practically no bona-fide evidence. Also, why is it that the conclusions are so sharply divided along racial lines. I don't know enough to say who is at fault. I do know that most news services are no longer of any real service when most of them spread bald faced lies disguised as "News.

What about the lawyers? Why are they all going on television try to upstage each other. The DA says that she doesn't trust a Grand Jury to come to the right decision on whether to prosecute George Martin, so she is going to decide herself. That sounds a whole lot more like ego than judgement. And, two defense lawyers are out there jockeying for the best position to get their face on camera. They claim that they quit because they haven't heard from George Martin. I kind of wonder if Martin Really retained them in the fist place. The whole thing is shaping up like a civil rights and racism disaster.

The following is a Reprint From Politico
By DARIUS DIXON, 4/6/12 7:30 AM EDT

Americans are divided sharply along racial lines when it comes the shooting death of a black Florida teen, Trayvon Martin, a recent Gallup survey found. African-Americans are nearly five times more likely to be convinced that gunman George Zimmerman is “definitely guilty” of a crime than non-blacks, according to the Gallup poll released Thursday. Also striking: Blacks are twice as likely as non-blacks to believe that Zimmerman would have been arrested if the person he shot was white — 75 percent to 35 percent, respectively. Meanwhile, 49 percent of non-blacks believe Martin’s race didn’t play a factor, compared to 20 percent of blacks.Yet, an equal portion of blacks and non-blacks surveyed — 21 percent — think Zimmerman is “probably guilty” of a crime. The survey results were derived from a USA Today/Gallup poll conducted between April 2 and April 4 of 3,006 Americans, including 242 blacks, as part of Gallup Daily tracking.

Thursday’s Gallup poll gelled with the findings of an earlier survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press that found opinions about the media coverage of the Martin case were sharply divided on race. Of those saying there was too much coverage of Martin’s death, 16 percent were black while 43 percent were white. In the Tuesday survey, 56 percent of Republicans say there’s been “too much” media about the February shooting, while only 25 percent of Democrats agreed.

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skippy said...

Fred, you bring up some points. Just to note, though, his name is spelled with an 'a'-- as in 'Trayvon.' This may be a minor point in the context of the more important questions and issues, I know, but we should try to get his name correct. Thank you.

Ernie Branscomb said...

Thank-you Skippy
This is another failing of the news services. Some of the original stories that came out it was spelled "Treyvon", now it's spelled Trayvon.

Oh, by the why. I not "Fred", I'm Ernie. Fred is a lot better looking than I am!

Ernie Branscomb said...

It gets even curiouser and curiouser. They just asked for George Zimmerman's arrest and will be charging him with second degree murder.
Angela Corey just anounced. "We ask you to continue to pray for Trayvon Martin's family as well as our prosecution team". I guess that it is okay to act like Zimmerman is guilty, after all they are prosecutors, but do we need to "Pray" for them? What happened to separation of church and state?

Video of D.A's anouncement

Dave Stancliff said...

Anyone remember the Rodney King case?

King later wondered,
"Can't we just all get along?"

Racism is an American reality. Always has been and will. We just can't seem to learn how to live with people that aren't the same color as us.

Racism goes both ways and everyone loses.

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spyrock said...

none of the young hispanic men i know or work with whether they are mexican american or a mexican national would ever refer to themselves as being white. they constantly refer to me as being white.
but for biracial or light skinned hispanics like george zimmerman whose mother's family is peruvian and black and whose father's family is jewish, they might call him a wero or wher-roh as it sounds in english. this is always meant in a negative way and it is not something he would
claim to be, unless he thought it might keep him out of jail. it's sort of ironic that suddenly 95% of the hispanics i work with became white like me. i guess we are all bro's now.

Ernie Branscomb said...

I totally don't get it anon 6:29.

Why didn't you capitolize the second "the" in your statement?

Fred Mangels said...

Yahoo News reports the kid's mom feels it was an accident:

Not quite my feeling, but close enough. Shameful, though, the way the press plays it up and often manipulates the story when it first comes out.

Fred Mangels said...

Oh, and where the hell are those damned video cameras when you really need one?

Dave Kirby said...

This is one of those stories that goes viral. I don't care who did what to whom. Everday all across this country people shoot other people. Its never really justified. Oh I know the victim's black and the shooter isn't. Stop the frickin presses! And florida has some strange gun laws...yep. I will admit that this is different from most of the recent viral tabloid crap. Which almost always involved cute dead white kids or sweet looking missing white wives. When they start dwelling on cute dead Afgani kids maybe I'll pay more attention.

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