Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Trayvon Martin

Considering the murder of Trayvon Martin, I make this claim. If the assailant had stabbed Trayvon to death, or had beaten him to death, or had hanged him, that man would even now be in a prison cell awaiting justice.

This is the work of the gun lobby.


WNNCO said...

As horrible as this event is for all involved, it would be wise not to have the usual knee-jerk reaction that usually occurs, but to wait and see what actually developes from the evidence.

I think there was another massive rush to opinion with some Lacrosse team not long ago.

It is interesting that youthful deaths happen often in Saginaw and we do not see the opportunists, Jackson and Sharpton, appear in their behalf.

Bud said...

Sometimes there are policemen who stop particular cars because they consider them sports cars and therefore suspicious. Or, they know the driver/owner and so they stop them to hassle the driver.

They rarely shoot them, however. If they do, there's going to be an uproar.

In this story, the person who did the stop was not a policeman. I'm not surprised there's an uproar.

I believe WNNCO is right, though. There needs to be a judicial process before we leap to too may conclusions.

Sparty said...

Black men shooting other black men is common in America the Violent, but this case rings a number of bells lying just below the surface of the nation's psyche - unarmed young black male victim being stereotyped,a neighborhood vigilante,law enforcement officials sitting on their hands.

It's understandable that national figures heard this dog whistle.

WNNCO said...

This matter again shows the power of the social media. Hopefully, in this case, it will work for the good.

It will be very interesting to see how this plays out.

Dashmann said...

Everyone should ask themselves one question ---- would you want this screwball Zimmermann running around your neighborhood brandishing a weapon every night ??? Would you feel a lot safer than you do now if he was out patrolling there ??? Would you feel comfortable stepping out on your porch at midnight know he was out there somewhere???