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Shocking! FBI finds no evidence Zimmerman’s a racist!

Trayvon Martin (l); George Zimmerman (r)

From Reuters, via NewsMax.com, July 12, 2012:

FBI interviews of dozens of friends, coworkers and neighbors of George Zimmerman found no evidence that the accused murderer of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin was a racist, according to new documents released on Thursday.

The reports from the FBI were among a new collection of evidence, including crime scene photos, bank surveillance videos and other documents, that were released by Florida’s state attorney’s office in the racially charged case.

Zimmerman, a 28-year-old Hispanic white man, is charged with second-degree murder in the Feb. 26 shooting death of Martin, a 17-year-old black teen.

Zimmerman claims he killed Martin in self defense after the unarmed Martin attacked him and slammed his head into the sidewalk during a confrontation in a gated community in the central Florida city of Sanford.

He is currently living in an undisclosed safe house after being released on $1 million bail last week.

FBI agents investigating whether race was a factor in the shooting spoke with Sanford police officers, Zimmerman’s bosses and work colleagues, friends, neighbors and others to determine if he had ever shown any racial prejudice.

In one interview detailed in the evidence, Sanford Police Detective Christopher Serino, the lead investigator in the Martin case, told the FBI he did not believe Zimmerman’s shooting of Martin was motivated by race.

“Serino believed that Zimmerman’s actions were not based on Martin’s skin color rather based on his attire,” according to a report.

Serino told investigators that members of local gangs, who called themselves “Goons,” frequently wore “hoodies,” or hooded sweatshirts, and he believed Zimmerman “took it upon himself to view Martin as acting suspicious.”

Martin was wearing a hoodie and returning from a convenience store when Zimmerman called a 911 dispatcher and said the teen looked suspicious and then followed him.

Serino described Zimmerman as “overzealous” and having a “little hero complex.” He submitted a report to Sanford police officials and the state attorney’s office saying there was sufficient probable cause to arrest and charge Zimmerman with manslaughter.

Martin’s killing drew national attention after police and prosecutors initially declined to arrest and charge Zimmerman, citing Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” self-defense law and his claim that he used deadly force because he believed his life was being threatened.

The documents do not provide any blockbuster evidence but include additional details about the shooting.

A former law enforcement officer who said he taught Zimmerman how to shoot told investigators that Zimmerman told him he made eye contact and yelled for help when two neighbors came outside at different times during the scuffle, according to the evidence.

The claim that Zimmerman made eye contact with neighbors shortly before shooting Martin is at odds with statements released so far by prosecutors.

Many witnesses told investigators that it was too dark to identify the two people wrestling on the ground or to determine who was on top or on bottom or who was yelling for help.

The name of the former law enforcement officer was blacked out in his statement, but the person was described as a Zimmerman friend and former Seminole County deputy.

The witness, who was interviewed by agents of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the FBI, said he was called to the scene the night of Martin’s killing by Zimmerman’s wife, Shellie, and waited with her at the police department while Zimmerman was questioned.

The witness also accompanied Zimmerman when he recreated the shooting for police and a subsequent police interrogation.

Two weeks after the shooting, Zimmerman contacted a gun seller with whom he had done business before, according to the statement of another unnamed witness.

The witness stated that Zimmerman wanted to purchase a new firearm because “his life is in danger and he needs more guns.”

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Wow! Hot Diggidy Damn!

You mean all the media insinuations; and the incendiary rhetoric of black politicians and self-appointed black spokesmen, such as Jesse Jackson calling Trayvon Martin a “martyr” and hysterically proclaiming “blacks are under attack”; and the President of the United States fanning the flames by saying that “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon”; and Blacks across the country demonstrating in outrage like that incident in North Miami Beach where a mob numbering 80 to 100 used their sense of aggrievedness as an excuse to loot a Walgreens store….

You mean all these race hustlers are wrong???

I’m shocked! Just shocked!

~Eowyn

How To Be Black – Rev Manning’s Handbook

I just love this dear, brave Godly man!  May the Lord bless and protect him and his household. ~LTG

Umm, seems like Uncle Jesse has been busy…..again!!

Where the hell does he find time to protest? Affairs, Illegitimate children. Hmm

————————————–  ~Steve~  ——————————————–

Media Pundit Named in Jesse Jackson Lawsuit
Cliff Kincaid — May 16, 2012Tamara Holder, a Fox News contributor, is accused of having an affair with Jesse Jackson, Sr. in a lawsuit that alleges the illegal use of a gay Jackson employee to facilitate the relationship.
The accuser, Tommy R. Bennett, was Jackson’s personal travel assistant and ran the legal clinic at Jackson’s organization, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition. He says he was eventually fired for protesting his treatment by Jackson and other PUSH employees and is seeking hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages.

 

Et Tu Tamara?

Et Tu Tamara?

Holder has not responded to repeated requests for comment from Accuracy in Media, but Jackson’s press representative, Lauren Love, says the allegations are false and will be proven so.
Bennett attorney Thomas V. Leverso says that Jackson and PUSH have been stonewalling a legal response for many months but that investigations and the case are moving forward. Leverso tells Accuracy in Media that witnesses have come forward to verify the allegations against Jackson.
Jackson, a minister and Democratic politician who served as an aide to Martin Luther King, Jr., suffered a major embarrassment in 2010 when he admitted to an extramarital affair that produced an illegitimate child.

For the rest of the details of this man of Honor, Justice and Integrity. Oh wait that was the post on George Washington.  OK the rest on Slime Ball HERE!!

Ya just can’t make this up folks.

Young Americans are not buying the black race hustle

Despite the constant, incessant, pervasive portrayal by the media, schools, and  cultural and political elites, that blacks are the eternal victims and white people are unregenerate racist oppressors, there is evidence that the indoctrination and brainwashing have failed.

More and more Americans, including young Americans, are just not buying the victimology fairy-tale — not any more. The shameful behavior of the MSM and black race hustlers like Jesse Jackson, the New Black Panthers, and Barack Obama (“If I had a son, he’d look just like Trayvon!”) in the Trayvon Martin case — before the judicial system even has a chance to deal with the shooting — will only alienate even more Americans. (See “Doing the Trayvon race hustle.”)

Kevin “Coach” Collins reports for the Western Center for Journalism, May 2, 2012:

Recently released results from the Public Religion Research Institute hold seriously bad news for the long term viability of the Democrats and Barack Obama’s chances of reelection.  The pollsters spoke to adults between the ages of 18 and 24 about their views on race relations, and their findings were surprising.

One of the questions they asked these young people centered on whether they thought the government paid too much attention to the complaints of blacks and minorities in general. They were asked about the existence of reverse discrimination and if it was a problem in their view.

These young people – “millennials” as they are labeled by sociologists- don’t seem to be following the Democrats’ script on how they should think about racial issues. Almost half of them (46%) believe the government pays too much attention to the complaints of minorities, and 48% feel that discrimination against whites is a considerable problem.

When the responses from minorities were removed to count only the responses from white millennials (who represent 2/3 of the millennial population), a sizable majority  (56%) agreed that the government caters to the concerns of minorities too much. This is not good news for a Democrat Party that so heavily relied on “white guilt” to elect an unqualified black man as our president.

This is a hammer blow to the race-hustling world view of the Democrat Party and it’s main “white guilt” salesmen like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.  Young white people have been taught a conflicting message, and the framers of that message will reap the destruction it brings.

A lifetime of listening to baseless charges that they have somehow discriminated against minorities is apparently not being passively accepted by white millennials. They don’t feel guilty of discrimination toward minorities. Apparently, a majority of them are beginning to compare the devastating effect “Affirmative Action” programs have had on their innocent parents and older siblings to the unwarranted preferential treatment of minorities by our government and refusing to smile and accept their undeserved punishment.

A new book, White Girl Bleed A Lot, is also helping to expose the victimology race hustle. (H/t FOTM reader Wade)

Written by Colin Flaherty, an award-winning Washington Post (!) reporter, the book is subtitled “The return of race riots to America and how the media ignore them.”

This is the description of the book on Amazon.com:

Along with widespread racial crime and violence. In hundreds of episodes in more than 50 cities since 2010, groups of black people are roaming the streets of America — assaulting, intimidating, stalking, threatening, vandalizing, stealing, shooting, stabbing, even raping and killing. But local media and public officials are silent. Crime is color blind, says a Milwaukee police chief. Race is not important, a Chicago newspaper editor says. The kids were just blowing off steam, says a Philadelphia social worker. Thanks to YouTube, we now know the truth. This is the first book that puts it all together. “This is a challenging book. An interesting and powerful and ultimately persuasive book by a great American writer not afraid to look at one of the most thought about but unspoken features of American life.” — Dan Auld, award-winning journalist. “Magic. Flaherty speaks from his strength, which is understanding media. He links together abundant citations, all from mainstream media and many from African-American media, in order to illustrate his point. ” Houston Examiner

Get your copy of the book here and spread the word. This tsunami of black racial violence is domestic terrorism. Burying our heads in the sand and ignoring this reality will only put ourselves and the lives of our loved ones in danger.

I refuse to be intimidated and terrorized.  Join me!

~Eowyn

Claiming self-defense, black shooter kills unarmed Hispanic

Claiming self-defense, a man, X, shoots another man, Y, dead.

No. This is not yet another rehashing of the Zimmerman fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, although there are important similarities.

You see, like Trayvon Martin, it turns out the victim, Y, was unarmed. Unlike Martin, Y was mentally disabled, with the mental capacity of a 12-year-old.

But in this case, the roles are reversed. The shooter is black; while the victim is part Hispanic.

KSAZ Fox 10 reports from Laveen, Arizona, April 4, 2012, that about 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday night, a man and his girlfriend ordered food at the Taco Bell drive-thru and were told to pull up while their order was prepared.

At the same time, 29-year-0ld Daniel Adkins stepped around a corner into the path of the vehicle and angry words were exchanged between him and the driver. They got into an altercation and Adkins was shot once by the driver. He died at the scene.

The unarmed victim Daniel Adkins

The driver, a 22-year-old black male whose name has not been released, called police.

Adkins’ grieving family members want that driver arrested, but he’s claiming self-defense, saying that Adkins had a metal pipe that he swung at them. But it turns out Adkins was holding a dog leash with his yellow lab on the other end. A metal pipe or bat was never located.

The dog, Lady, stayed by Adkins’ side until the Humane Society came.

According to Phoenix Police Sgt. Tommy Thompson, an independent witness said Adkins had swung his fists in the driver’s direction: “He swung his fist towards the driver window, and at some point the driver shot him.”

Adkins lived with his mom and dad. He’s 29, but his family says he was mentally disabled with the mental capacity of a 12-year-old. He didn’t drive, and walked wherever he went. His sister Marina Reyes said:

“He [the shooter] needs to be behind bars. I’ll never see my brother again. If he felt that my brother was threatening him, he could have easily just rolled up the window and called the cops. This person is still on the loose and I don’t agree with that. So he’s saying self defense, then where’s the weapon? Where’s the pipe? They didn’t find anything on my brother. He [the shooter] was just too aggressive, you don’t need to go that far.”

But the shooter has not been arrested. Sgt. Thompson said  “Just because we don’t book a person immediately does not mean we don’t charge a person at a later date.”

The investigation is still ongoing.

So how come Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and their willing accomplices in the media aren’t up-in-arms over the killing of an innocent mentally-retarded man? How come we don’t see images of Adkins when he was an angelic 8-year-old and of his hulking shooter splayed all across newspapers and our TV screens? How come the New Black Panthers haven’t put a $10,000 bounty on the shooter’s head?

And why is it that Barack Obama hasn’t said “If I had a son, he’d look just like Daniel Adkins”?

Where’s the outrage?

Wait! I know, I know!

It’s because the victim is not black, but the shooter is black!

Did I get the answer right? [snark]

H/t beloved fellow Terry.

~Eowyn

Media foment a race war over Trayvon shooting

The fatal shooting last February in Sanford, Florida, of a black teenager Trayvon Martin by a half-Hispanic neighborhood watch captain, George Zimmerman, has inflamed racial tensions in the United States.

Blacks across the country demonstrated in outrage and, in North Miami Beach, a mob numbering 80 to 100 used their sense of aggrievedness as an excuse to loot a Walgreens store. Instead of calming racial passions, black politicians and self-appointed spokesmen pour fuel on the flames with incendiary rhetoric, such as Jesse Jackson calling Martin a “martyr” and hysterically proclaiming “blacks are under attack.”

None other than the President of the United States joined in the race hustle by saying that “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.” Imagine the hue and cry if a white President had said that about a white victim of a black shooting.

Instead of objectively reporting the news as the media are charged to do, mainstream media organs of television and newspaper, are resorting to tricks to make Zimmerman appear a rank racist and Martin an angelic child-victim.

Exhibit A:

NBC and the Dispatcher Call

NBC selectively deleted some of Zimmerman’s words to the 911 dispatcher on the night of the shooting, the effect of which is to make Zimmerman into a racial bigot. NBC’s deception was exposed by Fox News and media watchdog site NewsBusters.

NBC “Today” quoted a key part of the dispatcher call as Zimmerman saying, “This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black” — which makes Zimmerman appear a racist because he’s equating “looking black” with “looking like he’s up to no good.”

But NBC selectively left out many words Zimmerman had said. This is how the actual conversation went down:

Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. Or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining and he’s just walking around, looking about.

Dispatcher: OK, and this guy — is he black, white or Hispanic?

Zimmerman: He looks black.

As pointed out by Erik Wemple in his blog for the Washington Post, March 31, 2012, there’s a vast difference between what NBC “Today” put on its air and the actual tape. In the “Today” version, Zimmerman volunteered that this person “looks black,” a sequence of events that would more readily paint Zimmerman as a racial profiler. In reality’s version, Zimmerman simply answered a question about the race of the person whom he was reporting to the police. Nothing prejudicial at all in responding to such an inquiry.

Exhibit B:

ABC and the Police Tape

Zimmerman told police he had shot Martin in self-defense, after being punched in the nose, knocked down and had his head slammed into the ground by the teen. ABC World News obtained and broadcasted a police surveillance video taken on the night of the shooting, showing a hand-cuffed Zimmerman being brought to the police station. Along with the video was this summary observation by ABC reporter Matt Guttman:

“A police surveillance video taken the night that Trayvon Martin was shot dead shows no blood or bruises on George Zimmerman.”

Thanks to the scrutiny by The Daily Caller, it turns out the surveillance video does show Zimmerman had been injured. This still image from the video shows what appears to be a vertical laceration several inches long on the back of Zimmerman’s head:

Exhibit C:

Misleading with Photos

The media first used this old photo of a smiling Trayvon Martin taken when he was a child, instead of the 6′ 3″ adult-sized young man he was, side-by-side with a photo of a beefy sullen Zimmerman. Reportedly, some versions of this now-iconic photo duo had Zimmerman’s skin a lighter hue to make him look more white and less Hispanic.

Then the media fiddled with a photo of an older Martin in a hoodie to make him appear less negroid (an anthropological term) looking, with lighter skin, smoother complexion, higher forehead, and doe-eyed. The net effect of which is to make Martin appear less threatening and more like a kid.

The image on the left is the original unaltered photo, first published by the Miami Herald on March 22, 2012. The image on the right is the widely-published photo-shopped image that we’ve all seen.

If you think media manipulation of photo images is preposterous, think again. They’ve done it before. Remember this?

Time magazine shamelessly darkened O. J. Simpson’s visage to make him appear more menacing.

Then, more up-t0-date photos of both Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman surfaced. Imagine the public’s reaction if this photo duo had been used when the media first reported the shooting:

It is no wonder that the American people’s trust in the media is at an all-time low. That low reputation is well deserved.

H/t beloved fellows Terry and May

~Eowyn

Police video shows Zimmerman with no visible blood or bruises

A police surveillance video of a handcuffed George Zimmerman arriving in a police cruiser shows the shooter of Trayvon Martin as being leaner than he was in the standard photo we’ve seen. More importantly, Zimmerman does not appear to have visible blood or bruises on his face and head, despite his claim that Martin had punched him in the nose, knocked him down and slammed his head into the ground.

Matt Guttman reports for ABC World News, March 28, 2012, that the surveillance video, which was obtained exclusively by ABC News, shows Zimmerman arriving in a police cruiser. As he exits the car, his hands are cuffed behind his back. Zimmerman is frisked and then led down a series of hallways, still cuffed.

Zimmerman, 28, is wearing a red and black fleece and his face and head are cleanly shaven. He appears well built, hardly the portly young man depicted in a 2005 mug shot that until a two days ago was the single image the media had of Zimmerman.

The initial police report noted that Zimmerman was bleeding from the back of the head and nose, and after medical attention it was decided that he was in good enough condition to travel in a police cruiser to the Sanford, Fla., police station for questioning. His lawyer later insisted that Zimmerman’s nose had been broken in his scuffle with 17-year-old Martin.

In the video an officer is seen pausing to look at the back of Zimmerman’s head, but no abrasions or blood can be seen in the video and he did not check into the emergency room following the police questioning.

Zimmerman was not arrested although ABC News has learned that the lead homicide investigator filed an affidavit urging Zimmerman be charged with manslaughter. The prosecutor, however, told the officer to not file the charge because there was not enough evidence for conviction.

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For the factual details of the Martin shooting, see my post of March 26.

The deputy manager of Obama’s reelection campaign is now accusing the Republicans of “politicizing” the Trayvon Martin shooting. That is laughable, given the shameless race hustling of political figures such as Jesse Jackson; Representatives Bobby Rush, Maxine Water, Frederica Wilson, Hank Johnson; and Barack Obama himself — all Democrats.

Most egregious of all is the $10,000 reward that the racist New Black Panther Party has offered for the capture of George Zimmerman, wanted dead or alive,” and the call for the mobilization of 10,000 black men to capture Zimmerman. The New Black Panthers are most certainly NOT Republicans.

The Obama reelection campaign’s accusation that Republicans are politicizing the Martin shooting is a classic example of psychological projection. We can now add “political party hustling” to the race hustling of Obama and his fellow Democrats.

UPATE (March 30):

Still photos from the video do show Zimmerman with a head wound. Go here.

~Eowyn

Doing the Trayvon race hustle

The dictionary defines “race hustler” as “individuals of a particular race who project themselves into the media spotlight as spokespersons whenever there is an alledged racial incident which involves their race. The use of the word ‘Hustler’, included as a part of the term, also implies that these individuals exploit a racial situation to serve their own interests.”

Jesse Jackson is a race hustler who is exploiting the tragic shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Jackson calls Trayvon a “martyr” and says “blacks are under attack.”

Barack Obama is a race hustler, saying on March 23 “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.” Imagine the hue and cry if a white President had said that about a white victim of a black shooting.

Here are more race hustlers:

Congressman Bobby Rush (D-Ill.), a former Black Panther, was removed from the House of Representatives this morning for his hoodie grandstanding “in honor” of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teen shot last month.

A visibly frustrated Rep. Gregg Harper (R-Miss.), the speaker pro tempore presiding over the morning session, said: “The member will suspend. The member is no longer recognized. The chair will ask the sergeant-at-arms to enforce the rules on decorum.”

Clause 5 of House Rule No. 17 prohibits the wearing of hats on the House floor.

Congresswoman Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Florida) calls the shooting “racial profiling.” She said, “Trayvon Martin’s murderer is still at large. It’s been one month, thirty days, with no arrest. I want America to see this sweet young boy who was hunted down like a dog, shot in the street, and his killer is still at large [...] even though we all know who the murderer is. This was a standard case of racial profiling. No more! No more! We will stand for justice for Treyvon Martin.”

Congressman Hank Johnson (D-Georgia) says Trayvon “was executed for ‘WWB’ in a ‘GC.’ Walking While Black in a Gated Community.” Johnson is the genius who, in a House Armed Services Committee hearing in 2010, expressed his trepidation that moving 8,000 marines to Guam would tip over the island.

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) calls the Trayvon shooting a “hate crime.” A Marxist, Waters is among the most corrupt of Congress, named by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington to its list of corrupt members of Congress in its 2005, 2006 and 2009 reports, and by Citizens Against Government Waste as its June 2009 Porker of the Month. Waters has also been accused of stealing from funds donated for Haiti’s earthquake relief.

Most reprehensible of all is director Spike Lee.

Last Friday Lee retweeted to his 240,000 followers a tweet containing the purported address of Trayvon’s shooter George Zimmerman. But the address on Edgewater Circle in Sanford, Florida, is actually the longtime residence of an elderly white Florida couple, David and Elaine McClain.

The McClains, who are both in their 70s, have no connection to Zimmerman and are now living in fear. Elaine McClain is a school-cafeteria lunch lady and has a heart condition. The couple have received hate mail, unwanted visits from reporters and fearful inquiries from neighbors. They’ve fled their home and have temporarily moved to a hotel to avoid the spotlight and possible danger.

Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor contacted Spike Lee’s production company “40 Acres and a Mule.”  Instead of issuing a statement or an apology, the executive office said Spike Lee had “no comment.” Although Lee’s tweet has been removed, it continues to be retweeted.

Where’s the outrage by these race hustlers about the all-too-prevalent black-on-black murders?

According to a U.S. Department of Justice report surveying homicide statistics between 1974 and 2004, 52.2% of the offenders were Black, 45.8% were White, and 2% were Other Races. Of the victims in those homicides, 50.9% were White, 46.9% were Black, and 2.1% were Other Races. The report stated that “most murders are intraracial” with 86% of White murders committed by Whites, and 94% of Black murders committed by Blacks.

UPDATE:

Late Wednesday (Mar. 28) night, Spike Lee finally apologized to the McClains with this tweet, “I Deeply Apologize To The McClain Family For Retweeting Their Address. It Was a Mistake. Please Leave The McClain’s [sic] in Peace.”

~Eowyn

Big mob of Trayvon protesters ransack store

80 to 100 high school students demonstrating in support of Trayvon Martin ransacked a Walgreens store in Florida.

WPLG Local10.com reports from North Miami Beach, Florida, March 27, 2012, that the students conducted a “walkout” protest from North Miami Beach Senior High School, calling for the arrest of George Zimmerman, who had fatally shot Martin on the evening of Feb. 26 in a gated community in Sanford, FL. Claiming self-defense in the shooting, Zimmerman has not been charged, but the incident is under investigation by both Sanford police and the FBI.

Minutes after walking out of their school Friday, a large group of students walked through the streets of North Miami Beach. Along the way, they stopped at a Walgreens at 163rd Street and 15th Avenue at about 10:40 a.m.

Surveillance video shows dozens of teenagers running through the store. Police said about 80 to 100 students stormed in, ransacking the shelves, before the school’s vice principal ordered everyone outside.

North Miami Beach police said students damaged items worth about $150. No injuries were reported.

Superintendent Alberto Carvalho said, “We do not accept any type of violation on the part of our students. There ought to be consequences, and we’ll be collaborating with whatever law enforcement entity is investigating that issue.” The School Board said the students involved could be prosecuted and face disciplinary action at the school.

Student Jenny Sincere said, “I don’t think they were doing it, like, to be malicious or whatever. They were just in the moment where they weren’t really thinking right because they were so angry.”

Another student Eric On-Sang said, “It showed bad character because that’s not what we were out there for. A few just made us look really bad.”

Some students admitted Tuesday to being part of the rampage. One student said, “I’m not going to lie. I was one of the people that was pushing in there because I was mad.” When asked whether the incident may have hurt their cause, student Christopher Paul said, “Yeah, it kind of did, yeah. I was just angry. I don’t know what the rest of them were doing. I was just trying to make a point for Trayvon. That’s it.”

Police said some of the students dropped their IDs on the way out of the store, so investigators have an idea of who was inside.

So, if you’re mad or angry, then it’s OK to destroy someone else’s property? These narcissistic students are the products of an indulgent society. To top it off, they’re also stupid, having dropped their IDs on the way out of the store.

And who stoked the anger of the students?

Race hustlers like Jesse Jackson who calls Trayvon a “martyr” (martyr to what?) and declares “blacks are under attack”; and Barack Obama who adds fuel to the fire by saying “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.”

Imagine the outrage if, say, Pres. George W. Bush had said that about the white victim of a black shooting.

~Eowyn

Democrats Want To Take Down One Of Their Own

George Zimmerman a Registered Democrat

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BY: – <:time datetime=”2012-03-27T12:28:30+00:00″ pubdate=””>March 27, 2012 12:28 pm

The individual at the center of the controversial Trayvon Martin shooting is a registered Democrat.

George Michael Zimmerman, born Oct. 5, 1983, registered as a Democrat in Seminole County, Fla., in August 2002, according to state voter registration documents.

It is unclear whether he voted for President Barack Obama in 2008.

Some in the media have sought to blame Republican politicians and conservative activists for Martin’s death.

“[Republican politicians] reinforce and validate old stereotypes that associate the poor and welfare as criminal behavior with African-Americans and people of color, calling us lazy, undeserving recipients of public assistance. In the case of Trayvon, those festering stereotypes had lethal consequences,” said MSNBC political analyst and Democratic fundraiser Karen Finney.

According to the document, Zimmerman’s race is officially listed as Hispanic. The son of a white father and Peruvian mother, he has been described as a “white Hispanic” in most media reports.

Following the Feb. 26 fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in a Sanford, Fla. gated community, Zimmerman has been the target of widespread outrage.

Zimmerman shot and killed Martin following a physical confrontation, but has yet to be charged with a crime. He says he acted in self-defense, a claim supported by the Sanford, Fla., Police Department investigating the case.

Protesters and activists led by professional racial justice advocates Al Shartpon and Jesse Jackson have suggested Martin’s killing was racially motivated, and have called for Zimmerman’s arrest.

“We want George Zimmerman in court with handcuffs behind his back,” Sharpton said last week.

Martin’s mother, Sabrina Fulton, has alleged that Zimmerman killed her son “because of the color of his skin.”

Craig Sonner, the attorney representing Zimmerman, has denied such allegations, noting that his client has acted as a mentor to a black single mother and her two children, and had helped them raise money for their all-black church.

Sometimes you just can’t make this stuff up.

Tom in NC