Sunday, March 25, 2012

Trayvon Martin Media Frenzy

It's become the media sensation of the Spring! For the right reasons? Absolutely not! What's happening now is that all the media whores are coming out of the woodwork like cockroaches looking for a spot in front of a camera or a microphone to tell the world they're very upset at what happened and they're not going to rest until a candlelight vigil or a march or sit-in occurs to further their spotlight ambitions. Where were they when he was shot? It took an article in the New York Times to bring this to light. The shooting took place in a roach motel called Sanford, Florida. My embellishment is understandable when you've comprehended how authorities there have 'screwed the pooch' in it's investigation, or rather lack of investigation, into this unfortunate killing. That's right, I said killing. This was not a self defense or fear for ones life situation unless Skittles have firing pins and bullets in every pack! I forgot something already, it was self defense. Geraldo Rivera(Jerry Rivers) has stated that Trayvon's hoodie was to blame for his death. Didn't you know that a hoodie automatically made you a gang member? A bane to society? A threat to all that's good and decent in this world? Cockroaches! So far the ones that have crawled out from ignominy are Rev. Al Sharpton, Rev. Jessie Jackson, and Geraldo Rivera, otherwise known as hangers on folk. The leeches that grab onto you in the lake and do nothing but take blood from you until their satisfied, or something better comes around in the press. By the way, why aren't these Reverend's ministering to their churches? Do they even have churches or are they 'floaters'? I won't even get into the multiple meanings of that one.

How is Trayvon going to be served by these side show performers? He's not! He can only be served by legal justice, if it can be served under the existing laws. I was watching CNN this afternoon and I saw the New Black Panthers announcing a bounty for whoever knows the whereabouts of Mr. Zimmerman. I guess that's the way it's going to go down. If he's not charged then someone will administer street justice instead. Maybe the two Reverend's need to say a prayer for him as well! It would be the Christian thing to do I suppose. Right Reverend?

One addition I forgot to mention. Zimmerman's lawyer, Craig Sonner, stated "The incident that transpired is not racially motivated or a hate crime in any way. It was self-defense." Story here. What about the 911 call to Sanford police where Zimmerman can be heard saying "F'ing coon"? Hmmm, if that isn't racial then I don't know what is. If I went up to a black man or woman and called them a coon I think I could expect a negative reaction, definitely negative! You wonder if Trayvon was white the same result would have happened? If neighborhood watch puts George Zimmerman in fear for his life then why is he doing it? Maybe he wanted to shoot someone and be a hero to the community. I think George will be looking over his shoulder the rest of his days!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Blame the Hoodie? Walking while black with a hoodie, punishable by death?? Have we come to this???
GIVE ME A BREAK. Hey, the poor kid was running in the rain .....and being stalked .......and ....I’M SORRY...but we don't ALL use Totes umbrellas when going to the corner grocery store for a snack. NOR should we risk losing our very lives while doing so! Mr. Rivera: you should be ashamed of your inane, insensitive comments about Trayvon’s death, and your attempts to create "excuses" for the inexcusable actions of judge-jury-and-executioner George Zimmerman (...AND...those that would imitate him). We are becoming a society that seeks and sees threats under every rock; a frightened society that sees danger with every “other” that is not just like us;  a manipulated society with control-freaks running rampant (whether politicians or mayors or police chiefs or individuals). Power-hungry people that are only too eager to take advantage of our fears; that are only too willing to get away with anything and everything that they can, as they deprive us of our our liberty (and sometimes our lives).....all in the name of defending it. What a shell game. But were it only a game. For it includes the worst provisions of the Patriot Act, the police spying on innocent people, “papers-please” and stop&frisk gone wild, the “right” to indefinitely detain Americans without trial, and out-of-control homicidal vigilantes such as we have tragically seen here. It’s a serious, slippery slope... one that ultimately leads to a police state/Orwellian mentality that is more typical of places such as China or Cuba - NOT the America that I know and love. We USED to stand proud and free, and contrasted our open society to such sorry places. Now we imitate them. Our country is better than this. Our values are better than this. WE are better than this. Don’t blame the hoodie......blame what we are becoming, and allowing, and doing as a society. As Shakespeare once said: the fault is not in our stars, but in ourselves: For we have come to accept things that should NEVER be accepted by a freedom-loving people. It’s time... it’s way past time, to reverse course. Let bring some good out of this tragedy.... and work to never let it happen again. You DO have the power, my friend. USE IT.

Ajlounyinjurylaw said...

I have no tears for Trayvon Martin. I have a fear that if I start to cry, I may never stop. I might remember the many that have been killed with no justice. RIP Trayvon.