And justice for Zimmerman
By Paul Moomjean 07/25/2013
Finally it is over. After more than a year’s news coverage and analysis, the George Zimmerman trial is over. Americans can finally go back to living their lives after watching the sad circus of events. Of course, we could move on if the race-baiters of society would let us. Instead of allowing the justice system do its thing, there are those with their own social justice agenda who refuse to believe that George Zimmerman is just a man who wanted to protect his neighborhood. With the media playing up the racial hype and people like Jesse Jackson fanning the fire, we may never move on the way we should.
Due to the media’s leftist tendencies and bias, we did learn their version of the racial situation in America:
1. Being white means you’re always racist.
2. Being Hispanic means you are a victim of racism unless you shoot a black guy. Then you are racist.
3. Being black means that if anyone shoots you, he or she is a racist, unless the shooter is black, then the media doesn’t care at all and/or society’s racism caused that.
Sadly, the media painted the Trayvon Martin shooting as a race issue. Many news organizations did not call Zimmerman “Hispanic” but instead tried to paint him as a white man to fit their narratives of what happened. The New York Times and CNN are guilty of this, calling the newly free Zimmerman a “white Hispanic.” Why? Because the left is obsessed with race. They can’t stop racially profiling everyone to fit their segregated worldview, and the idea that a “non-white” shot a black man doesn’t fit how they see the world. That’s why the media doesn’t cover black-on-black crime. It hurts the way they see the world. If white people can’t be blamed for 100 percent of the cause of economic or physical pain in society, then the situation gets no real coverage.
The facts were simple. Zimmerman was a man fed up with the lack of police protection and started a neighborhood watch program. He saw a trespasser wearing a hood, walking around in the rain at night (Zimmerman called 9-1-1 shortly after 7 p.m.) and looked into what was happening. Many argue that Zimmerman should never have followed Martin, that the police told him not to. But these were the same police who allowed eight break-ins to occur as well. Martin didn’t explain himself to Zimmerman and instead broke his nose and beat him up, according to the only living witness, bringing an end to his life as Zimmerman defended himself.
What should have been an open and shut case, as the Florida police saw it, by letting Zimmerman go originally, turned into a high-profile court case fueled by vigilante leftism.
Barack Obama did no favors by telling the American people that if he had a son, he’d look like Martin. Mr. President, would it be the Internet pictures of Trayvon flashing gang signs, the pictures with the double middle fingers or the smoking marijuana pictures that look like your hypothetical son?
After the six-woman jury came to the common-sense verdict, Twitter became a hate-crime-manifesto breeding ground with many calling for the death of Zimmerman, with some posting his home address.
Obama has called for tighter guns laws out of respect for Martin. Jesse Jackson has called for the boycotting of Florida. Black people in Baltimore beat up a Hispanic man, yelling “This is for Trayvon.” Numerous celebrities have tweeted their anger. Marches around the country have filled hours of television news time.
With the exceptions of Charles Barkley and Bill Cosby, very few prominent African-Americans have come out in support of the verdict. Barkley claimed that the media missed the boat on this case, stating, “A lot of black people are racist, too.”
Cosby brought even more perspective.
“Let’s not go into a racial discussion unless we really have something there,” Cosby told Domenick Nati and Nate Foutz, two radio hosts. “I found that the prosecution did not tell the story well. And they lost.”
Unfortunately, we have many marching around America screaming, “No. justice. No peace.”
But let me argue that justice was served, the innocent walked, and when we “know justice” was served, we shall surely “know peace.”