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Kim Foxx says criticism of her handling of Smollett case is due to her race

From Daily Mail: The Chicago prosecutor whose office dismissed charges against Jussie Smollett defended the decision on Saturday, saying the Empire actor was treated no differently than thousands of other defendants whose charges were similarly dropped since she took office.

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx made the comments during a defiant and emotional address at the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr.’s Rainbow Push Coalition.

Foxx openly wondered if her race had something to do with the harsh criticism she’s faced since her office announced that charges against Smollett had been dropped, WGN-TV reported.

The actor was accused of staging what he claimed to be a racist and homophobic attack in January.

‘I have been asking myself for the last two weeks what is this really about,’ she said.

‘As someone who has lived in this city, who came up in the projects of this city to serve as the first African American woman in this role, it is disheartening to me…that when we get in these positions somehow the goalposts change.’

Foxx, who recused herself from the case after she communicating with a Smollett relative during the probe, reiterated that she welcomes of an independent investigation into the way she and her office handled the case.

She also reminded the audience that her office did the same thing for the nearly 6,000 low-level defendants who had their charges dropped with ‘deferred prosecution’ during her tenure.

Further, she said that under the law, Smollett could be fined a maximum of $10,000 and that the actor did pay that amount because his $10,000 bond was forfeited.

But Foxx did not address specifics of the case, or the criticism leveled by legal experts and others who said it was highly unusual not to require an admission of guilt by Smollett, particularly since at the time they dropped charges, prosecutors said they believed they could have proven the charges against the actor.

‘In my 48 years of practice, I certainly have never seen a deferred prosecution done like that,’ Richard Kling, an IIT-Kent Law School professor told the Chicago Sun-Times last week.

Foxx also responded to the calls by various critics to resign, saying that she will complete her term that ends next year and has plans to run for re-election.

Read the whole story here.

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Planned Parenthood accepts donations earmarked for aborting black babies

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The baby-killing mill that calls itself Planned Parenthood was founded by Margaret Sanger, an eugenicist.
Eugenics is the belief and practice at improving the genetic quality of the human population through the promotion of higher reproduction of people with desired traits, and reduced reproduction of people with less-desirable traits.
In July 2009, in a Sunday New York Times interview, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said:

Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe [v. Wade] was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of.

Now, an investigative report by the pro-life organization Live Action reveals the same eugenic racism also animates Planned Parenthood. 
Although the abortion mill is vocal about “Black lives matter” and condemns white police officers in Ferguson and elsewhere for allegedly targeting and killing unarmed blacks, Planned Parenthood gladly accepts donations specifically earmarked for the abortion of black babies.
An undercover investigator from Live Action called four Planned Parenthood (PP) offices — in Idaho, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Ohio —  posing as a potential donor. In each bone-chilling call, he made his anti-black sentiments very clear. In each case, the PP representative enthusiastically told him PP would earmark his donation to specifically abort black babies.
As you read the transcripts of those phonecalls, just remember the subject is the deliberate MURDER of human beings, albeit tiny human beings. Then ask yourself how Planned Parenthood is any better than Nazi German holocaust.
The following is the transcript from Live Action’s audio tape of the call between the “donor” and Autumn Kersey, director of development of Planned Parenthood of Idaho.

Sound of phone ringing . . . .
PP: Good afternoon, this is Autumn.
“Donor”: Hello, Autumn. I’m interested in making a donation today.
PP: Fantastic!
Donor: What about abortions for the underprivileged minority groups? I want to specify that abortion to help a minority group. Would that be possible?
PP: Absolutely
Donor: Like the black community for example?
PP: Certainly
Donor: OK. So, so the abortion could, could be, you know, I could give money specifically for a black baby that would, that’d be the purpose.
PP: Yeah, absolutely. Um, if you wanted to designate that you wanted your gift to be used to help an African-American woman in need, um, then we would certainly, uh, make sure that that gift was earmarked specifically for that purpose.
Donor: Great. Because I really face trouble with affirmative action, and I don’t want my kids being disadvantaged, you know, against, um, black kids. I just had a baby, I want to put it in his name, you know.
PP: Hmm.
Donor: Um, you know ….
PP: Absolutely, that’s fantastic.
Donor: So that’s, that’s definitely possible?
PP: Oh, always, always.
Donor: You know, we just think, you know, the the the less, the less black kids out, the better.
PP: [laughs] Understandable, understandable. Alright, um, excuse my hesitation. I’m, I’m, this is the first time I’ve had a donor call and ask, make this kind of request, so I’m excited, and I’m, I want to make sure I don’t leave anything out.

Live Action’s undercover investigation also called Planned Parenthood of New Mexico and spoke to Irene Gray, director of development. Here’s the transcript of their phone conversation:

PP: Hello, this is Irene.
Donor: Hi, um, I’m interested in, um, making a donation? I’d like to fund one abortion.
PP: Oh, OK!
Donor: I was wondering if that would be possible.
PP: Yes, we can definitely put that….
Donor: Um, can I make the donation specifically for a minority group?
PP: Like a specific group of color?
Donor: Yeah, yeah.
PP: Like, a group of ….
Donor: I mean, like, I want the abortion to be for an African-American baby.
PP: OK.
Donor: And, I was wondering if that could be possible?
PP: The exact amount that we charge, right now, is $450 for an abortion.
Donor: OK. $450?
PP: Mm, hm. And, uh, we can definitely designate it for an African-American.
Donor: Wonderful! Um, if I wanted to fund multiple abortions, could you also specify that this could be done for, um, a specific group?
PP: Hmm.
Donor: Great, great. Um, well, little excited, you know, because I really face trouble with affirmative action, and I don’t want my kids to be, um, uh, disadvantaged, um, you know….
PP: Yeah.
Donor: Against, against, um, against blacks with, in college and, you know, the less, um, the less blacks out there, the better, so….
PP: Yeah, yeah, it’s a strange time for sure. [Laughs]
Donor: Yeah.
PP: So, OK.
Donor: Thank you so much.
PP: No problem!
Donor: And you’ll be receiving a check in a few days!

Here’s the transcript of the phone conversation between Live Action’s undercover investigator (“donor”) and Sue Riggs, vice president of development of Planned Parenthood of Oklahoma:

PP: Hello, this is Sue. May I help you?
Donor: Hi! Uh, Sue, I’m interested in making a donation?
PP: Great!
Donor: So, could, could, would it be possible for me to donate that money specifically for these, these minority groups, so that they could have access to abortions?
PP: Yes, it would be.
Donor: Wonderful. Then could I specify that abortion be done, uh, those abortions be done for a specific minority group, or how does that work?
PP: If you wish, you can.
Donor: OK. So, so, for example, the black community in Tulsa. Would it be possible to give the money specifically for that?
PP: You sure can.
Donor: Wonderful. Great. The abortions will be done specifically for the, the black community abortions.
PP: I can, I will mark it in such a way that definitely it will.
Donor: On a black baby?
PP: Yes.
Donor: Thank you, great.
PP: OK?
Donor: Uh, so, can I give you my credit card number?
PP: Yes.

Here is the transcript of the phone conversation between “Donor” and Lisa Hutton, administrative assistant of Planned Parenthood of Ohio:

PP: Planned Parenthood administration, this is Lisa.
Donor: And who am I speaking with now?
PP: My name is Lisa Hutton.
Donor: Lisa Hutton, what’s your position?
PP: Administrative assistant.
Donor: OK. When I underwrite abortions, does that apply to minorities too?
PP: If you specifically want it to underwrite an abortion for a minority person, you can target it that way. You can, you can specify that that’s how you want it spent.
Donor: OK, yeah, ’cause there’s, so, there’s definitely way too many black people in Ohio, so I’m just trying to do my part.
PP: [Laughs] OK. Whatever.
Donor: Well, blacks especially need abortions too. So that’s what I’m trying to do.
PP: Well, for whatever reason, we’ll accept the money.

You can listen to the audio tape of the above 4 phone conversations by going to Live Action’s Facebook page.
871 black babies are aborted every day in the United States (Guttmacher Institute), but not a word from the Reverends from Hell Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, or from the black president and black first lady in the White House. Don’t black lives matter?

Lila Rose

God bless you, Lila Rose!


Live Action is a youth-led pro-life non-profit organization founded in 2004 by a 15-year-old Catholic girl named Lila Rose, Rose, now 26, remains Live Action’s president. Live Action has undertaken many undercover investigations of late-term abortion doctors and of Planned Parenthood’s racist and sex-selective abortions and sex trafficking. Rose has received many recognitions and awards, including being included by National Journal in their 2013 list of “The 25 Most Influential Washington Women Under 35.”
H/t Live News
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We have a winner!

. . . for FOTM’s 93rd Caption Contest!

The FOTM writers each did our duty and voted for what we each considered to be the #1 and #2 captions. Each #1 vote is worth 3 points; every #2 vote is worth 2 points.
Although there were many right-on-target and funny comments, FOTM writers had it easy this time because there’s a clear winner in this contest.
And the winner of the 93rd world-famous FOTM Caption Contest, with five #1 votes and two #2 votes, totaling 19 points, is . . . .

Lola! Snoopy dance

Here’s her winning caption:
Reverends from Hell
jim is our 2nd place runner-up, with one #1 vote and two #2 votes, totaling 7 points. Here’s his caption:

And the funny thing is…people still believe us and give us money.

donkeedonk is in 3rd place, with one #1 vote and one #2 vote, totaling 5 points. Here’s his caption:

pied pimp pipers of Obamalin

Edward Keiser is in 4th place, with one #1 vote, totaling 3 points. Here’s his caption:

Quick Jesse put your game face on there are white guilt suffers to fleece.

a Texas libertarian, bumrush77cynkading, and tnrick are all in 5th place, each with 1#2 vote and 2 points. Here are their respective captions:

“That’s what I love about these poor people, man. I get richer and their income stays the same.”
Jus-tice brothers Dumb & Dummy!
Sharpton: “If you say white people are racist enough times they will throw money at you and give you your own show on MSNBC”
Jackson: “The hell you say”
“Just mix my Ripple with some Champagne, I call’s it Champipple …”

Well done, everyone!

Congratulations, Lola!

Here is your fancy-schmancy Award Certificate of Great Excellence, all ready for framing! LOL
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For all the other caption submissions, go here.
Be here tomorrow for our next very exciting Caption Contest!
Seen any good pics that you think would be great for our Caption Contest? Email them to us! :D

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Rev. Jackson goes to Chicago to address gun violence. Wait, nevermind…

Jackson comes to save the foreigner...

Jackson comes to save the foreigner…


MyFoxDFW: The Rev. Jesse Jackson was in Dallas Tuesday to make sure Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan is getting the best medical care possible.
Rev. Jackson said Duncan’s family asked for his help. He recently tweeted that “he should not be shunned” and to “kill the disease and not the person.”
Thomas deserves the love and the best medical treatment American can afford as has happened for all the other Americans who have contracted this terrible disease,” he told FOX 4. “He must be treated as a patient with all the human rights deserved, not as a criminal.”
Duncan moved to Dallas from Liberia about a week before he got sick. Although Liberian officials said he lied on his travel forms when leaving the country, Jackson believes he did not know he was exposed.
The reverend said Duncan simply tried to help a dying woman and then came to Dallas to get married.
Doctors at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital gave Duncan the experimental drug brincidofovir after his conditioned worsened over the weekend. But, Jackson believes the hospital has been slow at getting him the best medicine.
“Now there’s such a national concern about it he’s getting an experimental drug. We’re gonna hope and pray that it is successful,” he said.
He pointed out that Duncan was sent home from the hospital despite having symptoms “maybe because he didn’t have insurance.”
Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price chimed in at Commissioner’s Court that what happened to Duncan at the hospital was the “elephant in the room.” He said when “people who look like me show up at hospital with no insurance, they’re treated differently.”
Rev. Jackson met with Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and about 100 local pastors Tuesday morning. He prayed with Duncan’s family and plans to organize a prayer vigil for them later in the day.
Jackson shared a story about Jesus praying over the lepers in quarantine.
“He was firm in his love for the person fighting the disease. We must have that same sense of love for Thomas, to embrace him and fight this disease,” he said.
Meanwhile, health officials are closely monitoring 48 people who came in contact with Duncan before he was admitted to the hospital. Ten of those people are considered “high risk.”
“This is a very important week. We need to be prepared in Dallas for what could happen. If any of the family members God forbid becomes ill, we need to be ready,” said Dr. David Lakey, Texas State Health Commissioner.
Concern about of the deadly disease spreading in the United States and other countries continues to grow. On Monday a Spanish nurse was diagnosed with Ebola and President Barack Obama said the government is considering ordering more careful screening of airline passengers arriving from West Africa.
Gov. Rick Perry called on the federal government to stop Ebola at the borders.
“Customs officials and border patrol at all points of entry should immediately be directed to conduct enhanced screening procedures,” Perry said at a press conference Monday. “Those steps may be something as simple as taking a temperature. These much needed screening procedures will necessitate fully prepared quarantine stations.”
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Umm, seems like Uncle Jesse has been busy…..again!!

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

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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.
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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.

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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

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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.
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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.
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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.”
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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

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