Race Baiting and Media Hype Does Not Equal Justice

by lewwaters

Once again we are witnessing Americans being ripped apart over a tragic event while both the media and the race hucksters fan the flames to create a lynch mob mentality.

Doing so does not serve anybody, except those trying to capitalize on a tragic event for personal gain.

The death of 17 year old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida is now the subject of the current media frenzy and race hucksters, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. Martin is dead at the hands of 28 year-old George Zimmerman and since Zimmerman has not been arrested, all hell is breaking loose down there.

Martin is Black and Zimmerman is being portrayed as White, stoking the flames of race in what is being made to look like a deliberate murder. Zimmerman claims self defense. Media and the race baiters aren’t having any of it and are once again, trying Zimmerman in the kangaroo court of public opinion they manipulate.

Let me say here that I am not defending Zimmerman or condemning Martin. I also am not defending Martin or condemning Zimmerman. Frankly, I have no more of an idea of what actually happened than those whipping the community down there into the lynch mob mentality. All that is actually known at this time is there apparently was some sort of confrontation between the two and Martin is dead.

But that doesn’t stop the race hucksters who descend anywhere they can get on TV and push their race baiting agenda as the cry of “The guy who killed him should get arrested. The dead guy was unarmed” echoes across the state.

The media one sided description even drew a comment from Barack Obama of “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon,” and “I can only imagine what these parents are going through, and when I think about this boy, I think about my own kids.”

Black or White, what parent doesn’t think about their own children when such an event happens?

While media is portraying this as a cut & dried case, they seem to be omitting some details on it. Early reports show there was a witness to part of the altercation prior to the shooting.

The witness stated, “The guy on the bottom, who had a red sweater on, was yelling to me, ‘Help! Help!’ and I told him to stop, and I was calling 911.” Zimmerman was wearing the red sweater. After calling 911 and hearing the shot the witness said, “And then, when I got upstairs and looked down, the guy who was on the top beating up the other guy, was the one laying in the grass, and I believe he was dead at that point.”

The what and why of the altercation is unknown at this time or why Martin was on top “beating” on Zimmerman. But it shows a bit more than Zimmerman just walking up and shooting Martin as is being portrayed. Those that knew Martin, who was in Sanford from his home in Miami during a 5-day suspension from school, supposedly for “tardiness” claim he was not a confrontational type of person.

It is also said that when Police played the 911 call to Trayvon’s father with the voice screaming help and he said that voice was not Trayvon’s.

Police reports also stated that when they arrived on the scene they found Zimmerman “bleeding on his face and the back of his head. He also has had grass stains on his back, confirming the story told by Zimmerman and the witness.”

Zimmerman’s father also released a statement letting us know his son isn’t “White” but is Hispanic raised in a multicultural environment.

This doesn’t make the shooting automatically justifiable nor does it mean Martin started the altercation. That part is unknown still. But it also shows that based upon initial evidence, Police had no cause to immediately arrest Zimmerman.

It also calls into question why the media chooses to omit these facts in their coverage. The race hucksters are noted for their extremely biased rants, while ignoring other crimes that show them for the race baiters they are.

But too, citizens across the country up in arms and demanding the arrest of Zimmerman, which might still happen once a thorough investigation into the tragic event is completed shows me something else. It shows me that we have gained a distorted view of criminals and Police work. Not every case is solved in an hour like we see on CSI or Criminal Minds. No, they take long intricate investigations, collecting evidence, interviewing witnesses, family members, school officials and they may take months to solve.

Even forensic evidence collected does not always turn up the truth or guilty party within a half hour as seen on shows such as Forensic Files. This is brought to our attention by the site Criminal Justice Degrees Guide in their post 10 Forensic Myths Spread by TV. We can see that even DNA evidence isn’t as quick or cut & dried as television makes it appear. Nor are eye witness accounts always as reliable as we would like.

While their intent is to caution people entering the forensics field against the misperceptions of the field, it also gives us good cause to question distorted media reports and why we should ignore the race baiters like Jackson and Sharpton as they whip people into a lynch mob mentality.

Have we forgotten the damage caused by distorted media reports and the race baiting of the Jena 6 in Louisiana in 2007?

It is irresponsible of the media to issue such biased reports when they ignore even bigger more heinous crimes such as the torture and murders of Christopher Newsom & Channon Christian. Where were Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton then? Where was media now condemning George Zimmerman in the court of public opinion then? Where are they now as trials and sentencing go forth?

White people are not inherently bad any more than are Black people. Nor are we all inherently good either. All races have low life’s and all have exceptionally good hearted people and everything in between.

But the biased, distorted reporting and race baiting by the likes of Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton only serve to further divide us Americans, not hyphenated Americans. They draw in big dollars while you are out in the streets demanding a lynching without all of the facts.

We abhorred lynching’s a few years ago.

We don’t need that attitude to rule our country today.

Let’s tone it down and allow the Sanford Police and the other investigators we pay to do their jobs.

Above all, we should stop listening to the race baiters.

Lynching’s, whether actual or just an attitude never was justice and it isn’t now.

26 Responses to “Race Baiting and Media Hype Does Not Equal Justice”

  1. The Press is largely responsible for whipping this up, Lew. The “kid” was over 6 ft. tall, and Zimmerman is quite a bit shorter. The Press has only published pics of the “kid” when he was 15. None have been published that were current.

    Zimmerman was getting the hell beat out of him when he shot the “kid”. He probably feared for his life. I would probably have shot him too.

    Don’t forget, we have an election coming up. The Media would love to use this “controversy” to distract people from the complete failure of the Obama Administration and focus things on “Race”.

  2. Unfortunately, many similar crimes against young people from all races committed by people from all races happen every day! I don’t understand why this particular situation is receiving so much hype…especially when it appears that it is one “minority” committing a crime on another “minority”!

  3. Gary, I am sure it is agenda driven in part because early assumptions were Zimmerman was White and to draw focus to Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” gun law.

  4. One of the things that is mandatory in an informed citizenry is a well-developed bull$#!7 detector. The mainstream media always takes full advantage of its absence.

  5. Btw Lew, speaking of how the press has “selective outrage”, what ever happened to the Fort Hood shooter? How come that bastard hasn’t faced a firing squad yet? That happened in 2009. It’s about time they shot the S.O.B., don’t you think?

  6. He’s a poor misguided, misunderstood Muslim, remember?

  7. Yes. Just like Hasan Karim Akbar was when he threw 4 grenades into three 101st Airborne tents in Kuwait in 2003. That murderous S.O.B. is still breathing, too. Why can’t we bring these bastards to some real justice? Has this nation lost it’s balls?

  8. In a word, yes! America lost it’s balls after Korea and after each Democrat administration.

  9. Reuters is now labeling Zimmerman as a “white” hispanic! I guess we label someone “white” based upon what we do and think. A neighborhood watch volunteer must certainly be “white”.

  10. It’s nothing more than the old communist inspired divide and conquer.

    Martin Luther King was about equality and bring us together.

    Today’s Democrats are about keeping us fighting each other and segregated again.

    What they don’t realize, the more this crap happens the closer we are to an all out race war that will decimate Blacks and hurt them the most. If it were to come to that, just by sheer numbers, the Blacks couldn’t win and the decent folks in both races are the ones who will be hurt most.

    But, socialist Democrats do not care. They desire to see a collapse of our society so they can rebuild their Soviet Union Dream.

    History shows this all happening before in the Bolshevik Revolution.

  11. It took Mao less than 6 years to kill 50 million Chinese, so when we have a president who speaks of a ‘citizens national security force’ that is stronger than our own military, it makes you wonder what the hell they are talking about.

  12. I enjoy reading your post Lew and we can all learn from history. Uncle Joe, Mao and Adolf weren’t such good guys after all.

    My son who is learning about the Great Depression in school told me that it only lasted 2 years, thankfully, because Roosevelt solved the problem with his government projects. I hope I set him straight by telling him Roosevelt only prolonged the situation with his programs. It is really going to take some time to dispel all the myths that are being taught in the public school system.

  13. That is how they very slowly indoctrinate the populace, Wayne. The leftists infiltrated schools long ago and took over the curriculum, revising history to what they want people to believe.

    As for your son and the Great Depression, much has been written in recent years dispelling the myth of the “New Deal.”

    http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article31106.html

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123353276749137485.html

    http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=9880

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304024604575173632046893848.html

    http://newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/FDR-s-Policies-Prolonged-Depression-5409.aspx?RelNum=5409

    Good luck with your son and the institution of indoctrination he attends ;-)

  14. He should be no problem, He admires his older brother who is active Navy and his sister who is pre-med, both opposed to what is going on and this so called government healthcare. Try getting an MRI when you are active military with an ankle injury. All I can say is, it aint happening son, 30 more days of light duty.
    My Navy son has military colleagues who goosestep to every whim of our so called leader and are constantly baiting him to say something negative toward the so called commander in chief. Only thing he does say is, you dont have to agree with everyone’s decisions. He doesn’t want to end up like the tea party supporter in San Diego.did and have his career destroyed by minions.

  15. All I can say is I am glad to not be serving with how the Military has become.

    I have to believe the starry eyed followers of the Big ‘O’ are a distinct minority. At least, I hope they are.

  16. “Unfortunately, many similar crimes against young people from all races committed by people from all races happen every day! I don’t understand why this particular situation is receiving so much hype…especially when it appears that it is one “minority” committing a crime on another “minority”!”

    Unfortunately, we hear the above statement being made far too often. If it wasn’t being made as such an issue, as it is in Trayvon’s case, you probably have no interest in whether justice is being served or not.

  17. Actually hup, we not only want to see justice prevail, but we also wish to see that no injustice is served either.

    The incident is not as cut and dried as the lamestream media is hyping it.

    There are some unknowns to be covered yet.

    But whipping people into a lynch mob mentality is only feeding into the hands of white supremacists and pushing us closer and closer to a bloody race war.

    If it is really justice desired, where is the media outrage over the Black kids dousing the 13 year-old White kid in gasoline and setting him on fire, saying to him, “you get what you deserve, White Boy?” Where is the media outrage over the Black kid in Oklahoma who raped and brutally beat an 85 year-old woman to death and put her 90 year old husband in the hospital last week? Does the fact that they were old and White mean they deserved it?

    Where is the cry for justice?

    If it is night riders and vigilantism some wish to see return, they just might very well lose and then no one gets justice.

  18. The one thing that I think we all know for sure is that the Media is actively race-baiting the story and deliberately trying to incite riots.
    And if I had a 17 year old, 6’2″ football player on top beating the hell out of me I would have shot him too.

  19. ” Where is the media outrage over the Black kid in Oklahoma who raped and brutally beat an 85 year-old woman to death and put her 90 year old husband in the hospital last week?”

    I hadn’t heard that (the media doesn’t like us to know those things?), but I can only imagine the firestorm there would be if the races were reversed.

    Mr. and Mrs. Strait had been married 65 years. Mr. Strait served with the 101st Airborne during WWII.

  20. Juan Williams wrote pretty decent Op Ed in the wall Street Journal.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303404704577307613183789698.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

    He only makes one assumption I question, that being, “The fact that the man pursued the teen after a 911 operator told him to back off, and the fact that he alone had a gun, calls for him to be arrested and held accountable under law.”

    That is what is still being investigated and an investigation does not warrant an arrest right away, some never.

  21. Zimmerman wasn’t “told to back off”. I guess Juan Williams “missed that”. Williams must have also “missed” that Zimmerman had a concealed carry permit. And we still have no explanation as to why Martin was hanging around the neighborhood.

  22. ABC is now claiming Zimmerman had no broken nose, no bruises, not cuts or blood on him.

    Should it ever happen that Zimmerman is arrested, how could he ever obtain a fair trial?

    He’s already been condemned with the lunch mob mentality long before any investigation is completed.

    http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/trayvon-martin-case-exclusive-surveillance-video-george-zimmerman/story?id=16022897

  23. I would think that between the time that Zimmerman was first taken into custody and the time that the video footage was taken that the bleeding would have stopped and he would have cleaned himself up a bit.

    That being said however, I also don’t think that ABC will go out of their way to stop the race-baiting. They have a vested interest in it and should be sued.

  24. They forget that they have claimed he was released from scene without questioning in the past or that they still admit he received medical attention at the scene.

    And no, they will make no effort to end the race baiting. They will perpetuate it.

  25. Btw Lew, here’s something I received that that makes one think about the Ft. Hood shooter:

    “After reading the headlines this week about the US soldier who shot up Afghanistan civilians, I couldn’t help noticing an irony.

    There is all the clamor to try this guy quickly and execute him, never mind that he has suffered a traumatic brain injury. YET- that Major Hasan, who shot up Fort Hood while screaming, “Allah akbar”, still hasn’t stood trial, AND they are still debating whether he was insane, even with the clear evidence regarding his motive: slay as many infidels as possible.

    So we have a guy in a war zone who cracks, and he must be executed immediately, but this Muslim psychiatrist who was stateside in a nice safe office all day, murders 13, wounds 29 of our own guys, and they try to argue the poor lad suffered post traumatic stress syndrome, from listening to real soldiers who had actual battle experience.

    Two and a half years later, they still haven’t tried the murderous bastard.

    Gee, can you figure it out?”

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