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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.
I refuse to be intimidated and terrorized.  Join me!
~Eowyn

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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.

~Eowyn

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Race War: Black biker gang stab white trucker; police do nothing

On March 12, 2011, after Obama’s Department of (In)justice ignored feral blacks beating up whites at the Wisconsin State Fair — just as the administration had ignored “Beat Whitey Nite” at the Iowa State Fair a year ago — Investor’s Business Daily had this to say in its editorial, “Concealing Black Hate Crimes”:

“Across the U.S., mobs of black youths are organizing on Facebook to loot stores and beat whites. Yet none dare call the ‘flash mob’ attacks hate crime, least of all the attorney general.”

8 months after that editorial, stoked by Trayvon race-hustlers whose ranks include the President of the United States, the phenomena of black flash mobs, black flash lootings, and black hate crimes (see here and here) should now be recognized for what it is:

Race War

Writing for PJMedia on April 10, 2012, J. Christian Adams draws our attention to a frightening event that happened last month on an Alabama highway — an event that has received no national attention and which the MSM will not report.
A white trucker was threatened, stalked, and then stabbed multiple times by a gang of black bikers — in broad daylight. But instead of arresting the vicious attackers, the police let the bikers go.
The attack was reported by a small newspaper with no website in Macon, Mississippi, the Macon Beacon. Below is PJ Media’s republishing of the entire article from the April 5, 2012, issue of the Beacon:

Daylight Highway Stabbing by Black Motorcycle Gang

By Scott Boyd

Nick Stokes says the knife that was used to stab him was a big one. “I got a good look at it,” he said. “It was a black dagger-type knife, with a blade about six inches long.”

Stokes, a Brooksville-based truck driver, is telling about his recent harrowing road-rage experience with an Alabama motorcycle gang.

Stokes, with neighbor Johnathan Cooper riding shotgun, was headed north out of Birmingham March 28, hauling a portable cabin for Graceland buildings of Artesia.

“I had noticed the motorcycle traveling close behind us, but didn’t pay too much attention to him until I noticed him pulling alongside, trying to get us to pull over,” said Stokes.

Stokes would later find out that the motorcyclist, a member of the notorious “Outcasts of Alabama,” was angered over flying gravel. “One of my trailer tires slipped off the pavement as we went around a curve on the Minor Parkway and it must have slung some gravel,” said Stokes.

Stokes tells the story like this: The motorcyclist then sped up and pulled in front of Stokes F-250. He stopped in the middle of the road and forced Stokes to stop. He then jumped off his bike and came around to the passenger side and hit the rear passenger window with his fist but it didn’t break. Stokes then made the quick decision to get out of there and pulled out around the parked motorcycle.

Stokes said he looked back in his rear-view as he pulled away and noticed the biker rolling in the highway. “He either tried to jump in the back of the truck or onto the trailer and somehow slipped.”

Stokes said when he noticed the injured man flailing in the roadway he stopped, worried about leaving the scene of an accident. Stokes said he was getting out of his truck to go check on Clay when a woman in a red Jeep pulled alongside and shouted a warning: “You better get out of here — they’ve got guns.” That’s when Stokes looked back down the highway and some the motorcycle gang — 30 or 40 bikes strong — headed his way. “I jumped back in the truck and took off until I could find a busy intersection and that’s where I stopped.”

Stokes said he and Cooper were immediately surrounded by a gang of black bikers, all with black bandanas covering the bottom half of their faces.

The gang forced him out of the truck and commenced their revenge attack. “After I saw the knife and then felt the stabbings I fell to the ground and played dead — I think that may have saved my life,” he said.

Within seconds of falling to the ground he heard the approaching sirens. Cooper had been on the cell phone with a 911 operator. The bikers calmly mounted their rides and left the scene. Not a single biker was stopped and detained, or even questioned.

Stokes has a copy of the police report prepared by the Adamsville, Ala. Police Department. It identifies Ladarrious Clay of Birmingham as the injured biker. It also reports that he handed off his pistols to a fellow biker before the police and ambulance arrived.

Stokes was transported to the UAB hospital where he received 15 stitches to close up the two stab wounds. “They kept me until about 11 p.m.,” he said.

A representative from the portable building dealer in the area came to pick up Cooper and Stokes’ rig. He took Cooper to the hospital to check on Stokes.

Now a college student, Cooper has faced numerous challenges in life. He is a cancer survivor, stricken as a young child. He says the road rage incident had him fearing for his life once again. “One of the bikers saw me in the truck talking on my cell phone with the 911 operator and he jumped in the truck and told me to put the phone down. That’s when I thought I would be next.”

Stokes said he didn’t do anything to provoke the attack. No cursing, no obscene gestures. Just loose gravel. “The police told me there was really nothing they could do, that it would be almost impossible to identify the knife-wielding suspect. “They indicated to me that they don’t mess with the Outcast gang and their members,” he said.

Stokes said he spent the remainder of the weekend in the Birmingham area so he could visit the FBI office that Monday morning. “They listened to me and took my information down and that was about it,” said Stokes. He said this week that he has since received a phone call from the Birmingham FBI office promising an investigation. Stokes said he thinks someone should be charged with attempted murder.

The Beacon has attempted to contact the Adamsville Police Department. They’ve referred all questions to their public affairs officer, and as of presstime Tuesday the officer had not returned the call.

Stokes says the incident was eye-opening for him. “I wish I would have done more to keep from stopping,” he says. “Next time I’m going to keep driving, following my GPS to the nearest police station and I recommend that’s what anyone else in a similar situation do,” he said. “I lived through it, but the next person might not be so lucky.”

PJMedia’s Abrams observes:

Boyd tells me he contacted the crime beat reporter at the Birmingham News and told her about his story. “Not newsworthy,” was her response. Boyd also tells me that law enforcement officials told Boyd they “don’t mess with the Outcasts of Alabama.” Comforting.

Had the attackers been the Confederate Hammerskins, and the victim been different, we all know (at a minimum) the Birmingham News would have covered the story. DOJ lawyers would be checking on the contract air carrier from Washington to Birmingham. I’ll wager even Soledad O’Brien would have spent at least one show on the attack.

It is precarious when the law, and attention from the media, are so out of balance. When state law enforcement officials flinch from prosecutions of the black Outcasts of Alabama, and national media organizations ignore some violence while elevating other incidents to month-long stories, the rule of law suffers.

Uniform outrage to incidents of lawlessness should guide the police, the Justice Department, and the hearts of every American. Selective outrage toward lawlessness empowers the thugs you chose to ignore.

UPDATE:  The Birmingham News now finds the story newsworthy, about 7 hours after PJ Media first published the story.

Thank you, Scott Boyd of the Macon Beacon for reporting this news, and J. Christian Adams of PJMedia for bringing this to national attention.

Here’s contact info for Adamsville, Alabama’s Police Department:

Adamsville police chief Robert Carter

Chief of Police Robert Carter
4905 Main St
Adamsville, Alabama 35005
(205)674-5671
H/t beloved fellow KhetaAmeti.
~Eowyn

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Prosecutor to charge Zimmerman for Trayvon shooting

Sari Horwitz reports for the Washington Post, April 11, 2012, that Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey plans to announce as early as this afternoon that she is charging neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, according to a law enforcement official close to the investigation.

Angela Corey


It was not immediately clear what charge Zimmerman will face.
Corey’s office released a statement saying it would hold a news conference “to release new information regarding the Trayvon Martin shooting death investigation” at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Jacksonville, Fla.

Trayvon Martin (l); George Zimmerman (r)

A day ago, Zimmerman’s attorneys had withdrawn from the case, citing their inability to contact Zimmerman. Lawyers Craig Sonner and Hal Uhrig expressed concern about Zimmerman’s emotional and physical well-being, saying he has taken actions without consulting them. They also said they do not know where Zimmerman is, but that he’s not in Florida.
But the lawyers said they stand by their assertions that Zimmerman acted in self-defense when he killed the 17-year-old, who was unarmed, but they acknowledged that they formed their impressions without meeting Zimmerman.
Meanwhile, moments before news came that the prosecutor will charge Zimmerman, Rush Limbaugh said Obama and officials in his administration are intentionally stoking racial chaos in America in connection with the Trayvon Martin case: “There’s no question that the White House wants this kind of chaos and unrest in the culture.”
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Shocking video of black mob attacking white tourist in Baltimore

The Smoking Gun found a second video of the brutal attack on a white man by a feral black mob in front of the Baltimore courthouse last St. Patrick’s Day. The video is shocking in its graphic depiction of what the savages did to the poor man.
[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKDps_a3Er8]
(If the video is removed by YouTube, watch it on the Smoking Gun site.)
First, the victim in a green t-shirt was sucker-punched by an attacker and knocked to the ground. There, he was punched, kicked, and hit with a shoe by ten blacks, one after another.
Then the white victim had his clothes, including his pants, stripped off. The mob stole his Tag Heuer watch, money, iPhone, and keys to his Audi.
As the victim struggled to regain some dignity by pulling up his undershorts and pants, a young black man “teabagged” the white man.
The new video was shot by an onlooker with his cell phone. The cameraman cackled as the beating transpired. The video was first uploaded to the WorldStar Hip Hop web site on March 30, as part of a 14:22 “fight compilation” of 12 clips showing assorted mayhem.
Despite the clear black-on-white violence, yesterday Baltimore’s police chief followed the Obama-Holder “only blacks can be victims of racism” playbook and declared that the videotaped beating of a white tourist does not appear to be a hate crime, but rather “drunken opportunistic criminality” on the part of a gang of assailants.
In a radio interview, Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III then had the gall to lecture to Baltimore residents to “distinguish between criminality and racially motivated crime.” Bealefeld, who is white, warned against “race-baiting” and “fear-mongering” in light of the Trayvon Martin shooting and other recent racially charged incidents.
“There’s no doubt it’s a crime,” Bealefeld said of the March 17 assault. “We need to vigorously hold criminals accountable, and we have to be careful not to be pulled into this race-baiting.”
You’re a disgrace of a police commissioner, Bealefeld. Just when did you lose your conscience along with your manhood?
UPDATE (April 14):
Police have arrested one man, Aaron Parsons, but only because he turned himself in.
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Black mob viciously attack white man in Baltimore

Since the weekend, we’ve all seen the news about the revenge killings of 3 blacks by 2 white men in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
And, of course, the media’s coverage of black Trayvon Martin and his Hispanic-white shooter George Zimmerman continues ad nauseum.
But did you know about the St. Patrick’s Day incident in Baltimore, Maryland — of a feral black mob attacking a white tourist?
No?
To top it off, the local TV news station’s coverage of this incident studiously avoided identifying the racial identities of victim and perpetrators. But since we have eyes, we can clearly see that for ourselves in the video.
First, CBS affiliate WJZ 13’s report. I’ve colored certain words in bold red to draw your attention to reporter Mike Hellgren’s studious avoidance of any racial adjective:

Crowd Beats, Strips & Robs Tourist On St. Patrick’s Day; Incident Caught On Camera

April 6, 2012

BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Caught on camera– a tourist being beaten in downtown Baltimore, and instead of helping him, a crowd laughs and steals his belongings.

Mike Hellgren has the video and the investigation. Police hope this video will get the attackers off the streets.

The video shows a man being punched in the face in downtown Baltimore. You can hear his head hit the pavement near the entrance to Courthouse East.

Instead of helping, people laugh. Then, the crowd strips him naked and takes his car keys, watch, money and iPhone.

It happened St. Patrick’s Day. Police say the victim was out partying and woke up the next day at his hotel, cut and bruised with no idea why.

“He had every right to leave wherever he was and get back to where he needed to be safely. Their behavior was just criminal,” Det. Nicole Monroe of the Baltimore City Police Department said. “Not only was he relieved of his property after he was assaulted, but there were a lot of other things done to him that are disturbing to look at, and we want to bring these people to justice,” Monroe said.

Those who’ve seen the video are outraged.

“Oh, my God! Where’s the police?” Antonio Richardson of Baltimore said after seeing the video. “It gives us a bad name, Baltimore. And people don’t want to, you know, trust us to come down here.”

“It’s surprising, but it’s dangerous,” another person said. “It’s awful, obviously. You just have to be really careful on those days. You can’t just be wandering around the streets,” Diego Tapia said.

Police say they’ve gotten leads but made no arrests. “The public is going to be helpful in this case, and they have been helpful thus far,” Monroe said.

Those who filmed it for fun and posted it for the world to see unwittingly provided cops and prosecutors with the key evidence in this vicious attack.

The victim didn’t even know that such a video existed until a relative watched it online and told him.

After the attack, people bragged about it on camera. Tens of thousands of people have seen the video online.


Now watch the video:
[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wb0bRsrRRbQ]
The eunuchs in the news media will NEVER EVER call this vicious attack by a gang of blacks on a white man what it is — a racial hate crime.
Why?
Because of the Obama administration’s unofficial but spoken policy:

  • In March 2011, when news came that the Dept of Injustice refused to prosecute the New Black Panthers for their voter intimidation in a Philadelphia voting place in 2008, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said it’s because they’re “my people.”
  • In August 2011, an editorial in Investor’s Business Daily, “Concealing Black Hate Crimes,” stated it plainly: “Across the U.S., mobs of black youths are organizing on Facebook to loot stores and beat whites. Yet none dare call the “flash mob” attacks hate crime, least of all the attorney general.”
  • That’s because the same AG Eric Holder had already declared (on March 2, 2011) that whites can’t be victims of racial injustice because they haven’t suffered enough.

In other words, in Obama’s Amerika, there is no such thing as racism or hate crimes against whites. Racism, by definition, is only committed by whites (or not so white) against blacks.

Update (April 11):

A second, more graphic video has emerged of the attack. Unsurprisingly, Baltimore’s police commissioner declared this is not a hate crime. Go here.

UPDATE (April 14):

Police have arrested one man, Aaron Parsons, but only because he turned himself in.
~Eowyn

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Thugs beat up 78-year-old white man "for Trayvon"

In the name of Trayvon Martin — who was fatally shot by neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida, last February — six young thugs in East Toledo, Ohio, beat a 78-year-old man on the head, knocked him to the ground, kicked him in his chest, and threatened to kill “the white man.”

Dallas Watts, 78, points to where he was kicked in the chest.

Taylor Dungjen reports for the Toledo Blade, April 3, 2012, that Dallas Watts, 78, was on his way home from the nearby Gas Express Mart at Starr Avenue and White Street about 4:45 p.m. Saturday when the boys approached him.
Six juveniles — the youngest 11, and the oldest 17 — nearly boxed in the old man. One pointed at him and said, “take him down.”
Watts, carrying home two small bags of pork rinds to dole out as treats to his three dachshunds, looked at the youth and said, “Why you picking on me?”
The boy, again, allegedly told his friends to “take him down.”
Watts said one of the boys delivered a single blow to the back of his head. He was knocked to the ground, then lifted from the ground so one of the boys could “drop-kick” him in the chest. One boy put his foot on the back of Watts’ neck, with another shouting, “Kill him!”
While Watts was down, the boys kicked him over and over, shouting, “[Get] that white [man]. This is for Trayvon … Trayvon lives, white [man]. Kill that white [man],” according to a police report.
The boys fled when a man shouted at them.
Toledo police charged two children — the 11-year-old and a 17-year-old — with robbery. The boys were ordered held in detention at the Lucas County Juvenile Justice Center, prosecutor Lori Olender said.
The 17-year-old also faces a felonious assault charge from an unrelated shooting. He had allegedly shot Mark Bolling, 24, in the 600 block of Leonard Street in East Toledo on March 18.

A Vietnam vet, Watts had raised his children to be non-violent. But now, he plans to buy a gun and obtain a permit to carry it because “What happened to me … down here on the corner, that changed my perspective on humanity.”

Dallas Watts should sue NBC, ABC, Jesse Jackson, Barack Obama, and all the Trayvon race hustlers for fomenting a race war in America. And if these six thugs aren’t charged with a hate crime, then there is no longer justice in America.
~Eowyn

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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 surveillance video does show Zimmerman with head wound

Yesterday, I did a post on a police surveillance video on the night when George Zimmerman fatally shot Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida. The video showed a hand-cuffed Zimmerman being brought to the police station.
It was ABC World News that obtained and broadcasted the video. 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.”

Guttman noted that Zimmerman had told police he was punched in the nose, knocked down and had his head slammed into the ground” by Martin.
But now, The Daily Caller is raising questions about Guttman’s version:

“Surveillance video of George Zimmerman arriving at a Sanford, Fla. police station indicates what may be an injury to the back of his head, a Daily Caller analysis shows.”

This still image from the video indicates what appears to be a vertical laceration or scar several inches long:

In fact, at the 0:52 mark in this video, one of the police officers accompanying Zimmerman stops to look at the back of Zimmerman’s head for several seconds.
[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmMSaVYAcRQ]
So did ABC’s Matt Guttman rush to judgment and thereby prejudiced Americans against Zimmerman?
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A black pro-lifer's reaction to the Trayvon shooting

Trayvon Martin: A Pro-Life Reaction to Racial Politics

by Ryan Bomberger | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 3/27/12

Essayist Ryan Bomberger

The Radiance Foundation has been called, tweeted, and pressed to join the throngs across the nation in protesting the tragic death of Trayvon Martin. Invoking our “Black Children Are An Endangered Species”pro-life campaign, pro-abortion activists (who ignore and reject all statistics related to black genocide through abortion) demand we step into the fray.
We agree that this untimely death should be mourned.  Trayvon was a young man who had an entire lifetime of opportunity ahead of him. We also feel that by blaming racism for the death of this teenager, in typical reactionary style, the public is missing opportunities to engage in a constructive national dialogue about race and unity.
We are America—a beautiful menagerie of different races, ethnicities, religions, ideologies, shapes, sizes, and colors. This tapestry is made up of the beauty that each of us has to offer.  Sadly, threads of violence, greed, racism, elitism, hatred, and dishonesty have become inevitably interwoven, yet changeable, aspects of our humanity.
Anytime I see or hear Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton in victim-du-jour exploitation mode, my Civil Wrongs radar starts sounding. Once again, in a visceral attempt to inflame racial tensions, these hucksters inject themselves into a news event (made so by our lamestream media who strangely don’t do this the other nearly 17,000 times someone is murdered in the United States). For people like the teleprompter-challenged Sharpton, racial reconciliation is never the goal—only racial manipulation.
I’m particularly amused by the media’s description of the man—a white Hispanic–responsible for allegedly racially profiling and shooting Trayvon. Hispanics, even bi-racial ones, are usually considered a minority, but for racially dividing purposes the media has depicted Zimmerman as just a white man who shot a black teen.  Would that make Obama a white black, negating his “minority” status? I’m a white black, too—one whose passion is to serve as an agent of racial reconciliation.
We don’t even know the full details of this tragedy. Yet the press, ever eager to infuse racial strife every chance possible, has made this a circus. Lost in all of this clamor is reason and perspective.

There are 16,799 homicides within the United States in the last reported year according to the Department of Justice. Blacks are disproportionately victimized by these crimes at a rate 6 times higher than whites. But, blacks also make up the majority of the offenders with a rate that is 7 times higher than whites. Much of this is influenced heavily by disparate situations of poverty, and this poverty is due, in most part, to the alarming deterioration of the black family. Back in the 50s, over 80% of black families were intact two-parent married homes. Today, less than 30% of black homes are led by both mother and father, as we illuminate in our latest “Fatherhood Begins in the Womb” TooManyAborted.com campaign.

Shame on our mainstream media for contorting Trayvon’s death into a social commentary on race in America.  This, while they blatantly ignored actual and provable violent racist attacks over the past several years, where black flash mobs struck terror in cities across America. Where’s the outrage for the white teen lit on fire on his own porch after being chased by older black teens? The silence from media only reinforces that they’re interested in their own twisted one-sided race narrative.  According to the Department of Justice, “most murders are intraracial where 84% of white victims were killed by whites and 93% of black victims were killed by blacks.”
We need to get a grip on race in America and stop excusing violent behaviors from anyone, regardless of race or socio-economic standing.
President Obama, who naturally should be a reconciler on issues of race as he is wonderfully bi-racial, seems to squander ever opportunity when these issues arise. We’ve had the “beer summit,” the shrugging off of Black Panther voter intimidation, the silence about flash mob violence, (see Philly Mayor Nutter right) and now the personalizing of Trayvon’s death. The President stated, in part: “You know, if I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.” These words immediately made a racial case of this, as if any loss of life, regardless of skin color, isn’t as equal a tragedy.
So, I resist any invitation to jump on a bandwagon.  The Radiance Foundation values human life—all human life from conception until natural death. We also value being well informed so that we can look at this present situation and react in a way that affirms life, not widen chasms among people with divisive racial rhetoric.
~Posted by Eowyn

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