George Zimmerman was found not guilty. Wait, did that just make me a racist bigot for stating that? I mean I didn’t amend those words with tones of outrage, or add a hashtag proclaiming my solidarity to some cause for justice. So I have to be, right, Cause I did not make it immediately clear my bias.
Now I may be a bit thick in the melon rind, or some slow-witted buffoon, but I actually think that before any conclusion can be drawn to propel my opinion, a diligent exploration of the facts should be undertaken.
I know.. crazy, right?
Well that’s the way I do things when it comes to forming an opinion on some over-hyped media frenzy that I have nothing to do with personally but am suppose to feel outraged for.
Now, I do feel real sympathy for the parents of Travon Martin, and believe that any life, taken so young, is tragic. What troubles me most is what would follow, and the efforts of the media and others to repurpose a boys death to a race hate circus.
The particulars of the case, the evidence that was presented, and the verdict that was returned as a result, are all seen through a rage filled lens that Zimmerman was a White-Jewish Racist with a black heart who shot Travon, then danced on his corpse in celebration and what not.
The thing is.. the race card.. well it seems somebody added that to the deck..
See the Story..
Here is an excerpt..
Federal agents interviewed Zimmerman’s neighbors and co-workers, but none said Zimmerman had expressed racial animus at any time prior to the Feb. 26 shooting of Martin, a black teen, in a confrontation at a Sanford housing complex. As Sanford police investigated the circumstances of Martin’s death, the FBI opened a parallel probe to determine if Martin’s civil rights had been violated.
Now to be fair I have excoriated the FBI pretty good here on this blog over the Boston Marathon Bombers, so It behooves me to mention they may have overlooked something. However, it was clear that they were in full Witch-Hunt Mode as they interviewed thirty or so and came up with ZERO evidence of racial animus.
Animus of race seems, had a origin somewhere however..
Here is a little bit of that story.
Last night’s not-guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial will enable the neighborhood-watch volunteer to resume his case against NBC News for the mis-editing of his widely distributed call to police. Back in December, Zimmerman sued NBC Universal Media for defamation over the botched editing, which depicted him as a hardened racial profiler.
For those who don’t know, NBC ..Mis-Edited.. the 911 call from Zimmerman, resulting in the firing of several employees.
During our investigation it became evident that there was an error made in the production process that we deeply regret. We will be taking the necessary steps to prevent this from happening in the future and apologize to our viewers.
I will not speak to the merits of the Zimmerman case, nor to the verdict, or to his guilt or innocence, as that has been decided by a jury of his peers. As for Justice having been done, justice sometimes takes a rather sickened pallor for her own sake overall, here is an example of that.
What I will speak to is the issue of Race, or more specially the absence of it, or its addition to.. depending on how best it suites the hate if fuels, and who might gain form it.