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“A TRAGEDY OF JUSTICE” By Jerry Walker
BY JERRY WALKER
“Anyone who looks with anguish on evils so great must acknowledge the tragedy of it all, and if anyone experience them without anguish, his condition is even more tragic since he remains serene by losing his humanity.” -Augustine of Hippo
“Never be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. Neutrality helps the oppressor, not the victim. Silence encourage the tormentor, never the tormented.”
Seventeen year-old Trayvon Martin was shot dead on February 26, 2012, by the captain of the neighborhood watch in a gated community in Sanford, Florida, a suburb of Orlando. According to reports he was returning from the store to his father’s condo whom he was visiting. According to reports, he was unarmed and wearing a hooded sweatshirt.
Zimmerman told investigating officers that he had been attacked and that he shot Martin in self defense. The recent public outcry to this shooting has brought about an unprecedented outpouring of sympathy for the dead youth that has reverberated all the way to the White House.
On February 28, 2012, a thirteen year old Caucasian male was doused with gasoline and set afire by two young black assailants. This horrendous incident took place in Kansas City, Missouri. The young man was first accosted when he was within two blocks from his home after leaving school. According to his mother, Melissa Coon, “They rushed him at the door as he tried to get the door opened.” “One of them poured the gasoline then lit a BIC lighter”, she stated. The attacker spoke as he set the young boy ablaze, “This is what you deserve white boy.” The attackers then fled. According to Ms. Coon, her son was able to rip off his shirt and extinguish the blaze then called 911. According to Detective Stacey Taylor of the Kansas City Police Department, ”it was pretty bad stuff”. The police was concerned that the young man had suffered damage to his eyes and lungs. He was rushed to the hospital where it was determined that he had suffered first degree burns to his head and face. Ms. Coon told a local television station that her family plan to move. She said, ”My five-year-old came in and asked me, Mom , am I going to be set on fire today?” ”I was in tears”, she concluded.
In no way do I attempt to minimize the loss of life, particularly for a person as young as Trayvon Martin. However, is the fact that he was black and the other young man Caucasian a cause for such discrepancy in the public reaction and outcry.
Where were the black social activists, the black Congress members and the black President during the actions of the “wilding mobs” of 2010 and 2011 and the attempted murder by burning of the young Caucasian male? Where were the extensive, daily reports in the print and broadcast media denouncing these horrendous events? The marches, the demonstrations demanding justice for these victims? Barak Obama stated on national television that, ” If I had a son, then he would look like Trayvon.” What kind of statement is that being made by a President who completely ignored the “wilding mobs” and had not spoken out on crime and the violent devastation of the cities, which are encroaching into the suburbs and beyond, since his inauguration? It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to figure out that he is now ‘playing the race card’ because of his desire to be reelected.
Was not the young Caucasian male his “son” since he purports to represent all Americans? Was not the young Caucasian girls so brutally assaulted while still in their prom dresses during the Spring 2010 “wilding mobs” on the Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri, his “daughters”.
This is not only a tragedy of justice, it is an abomination which reeks of spiritual filth.
It seems these days that in the eyes of some, blacks can do no wrong, no matter how wrong they be.
Then there are the ‘poverty pimps’ oops! , the black social activists like the reverends Jackson and Sharpton who seem to slither out of their respective holes agitating and aggravating whenever such issues of “racial injustice” surface. Yet they could not utilize their ‘holiness’ nor their ‘righteous indignation’ to save Whitney Houston from the dark demons of drug addiction and despair. Yet both had the unmitigated gall to sit their self exalted asses at places of prominence at her funeral. And not a word spoken by either of them regarding the “wilding mobs” and the attempted murder of the young Caucasian child. Selective self righteousness or just plain racism?
The facts of the case regarding the shooting of Trayvon Martin are now coming to the light. According to his lawyer and police reports, George Zimmerman suffered a broken nose, contusions and abrasions. It may be that his claims of self-defense were not concocted. Let the facts be known.
Also, news outlets are reporting today, March 26, 2012, that Trayvon Martin was not the pristine, innocent high school student that he had been portrayed to be. According to these reports, Martin had been suspended from school on three occasions during the current academic year.
He was accused of vandalizing lockers and possessing a burglary tool along with women’s gold, silver and diamond jewelry. Also, a baggie containing traces of marijuana and a marijuana pipe was found in his possession.
In addition, there were reports that Treyvon Martin’s mother, Sabrina Fulton, has filed copyrights on two slogans utilizing her son’s image and name on T-shirts. Is this the action of a grieving mother?
A FREELANCE ARTICLE BY JERRY WALKER
PLEASE READ “THE ANATOMY OF A WILDING MOB UPDATED” AT http://jerrywalkerspeaks.wordpress.com
UPDATE: APRIL 9, 2012
Only now is the print and broadcast news media starting to disseminate detailed information of the circumstances, situations and conditions leading to the Trayvon Martin shooting. MSNBC led the “black, not yellow, journalism” in the reporting of the shooting. MSNBC grossly obiterated the line drawn between pure, unbiased journalistic reporting and social activism by allowing Al Sharpton, the host of the MSNBC program PoliticsNation, to function both as a reporter and supporter of the Martin family and friends. He has appeared in numerous rallies calling for the arrest of George Zimmerman, the man accused of shooting Trayvon Martin, and later on the program was seen and heard reporting on the event.
The two following articles significantly clarify the events leading to the shooting. Information only now being made known.
Zimmerman neighbor on robberies by ‘young black men’ before Trayvon shooting: ‘If you plant corn, you get corn’
By Dylan Stableford Senior Media Reporter
George Zimmerman’s Sanford, Fla., neighbor, said the neighborhood watchman protected his residence from a potential burglary several weeks before the shooting of Trayvon Martin.
Frank Taaffe, a former neighborhood watch captain, told CNN’s “Starting Point” that his house was in the process of being robbed on Feb. 2, but Zimmerman called Sanford police, who thwarted the robbery.
“My house was being robbed, and George on his nightly rounds watched this burglary in progress, called Sanford P.D., waited for them, and helped ensure that nothing bad happened to my house,” Taaffe said. “And it’s documented in the 911 call for February 2. That was my residence that George Zimmerman helped stop.” Zimmerman shot and killed Martin on Feb. 26.
“Neighbor-hood, that’s a great word,” Taaffe said.
Taaffe said that “young black males” were the perpetrators in the attempted robbery of his home. “We had eight burglaries in our neighborhood all perpetrated by young black males in the 15 months prior to Trayvon being shot,” Taaffe said. “It would have been nine.”
Taaffe denied that he told the New York Times that burglaries were done by “Trayvon-like dudes with their pants down.”
“I never said that,” he said. “I never used that term.”
But on CNN, Taaffe followed up the denial of an incendiary comment with another one.
When asked if, based on the string of robberies, Zimmerman should have been profiling Trayvon Martin the night of the shooting, Taaffe said: “There’s an old saying, ‘If you plant corn, you get corn,’”
“It is what it is,” he added. “I would go on record by stating that of the eight prior burglaries in the 15 months prior to the Trayvon Martin shooting, all of the perpetrators were young black males.”
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