Posts tagged George Zimmerman
Posts tagged George Zimmerman
JUST THINK OF ALL THOSE PARTS IN THE BIBLE WHERE GOD SHOOTS YOUNG UNARMED BLACK MEN AND IT TOTES MAKES SENSE YOU GUISE
Yeah defiantly not a saint. It’s now a fact that Mr. Martin smoked marijuana. Therefore he isn’t the good little boy that the media portrays him to be. I’m all for legalization of Marijuana, but the media painted a pretty little picture that Trayvon was a good boy that never did any wrong. I’m sure that more will come out in this case. Let’s keep a close eye on this case, and not let an innocent man get the death penalty.
Oh, shit, you guys, Trayvon smoked pot!
Fuck, man, I drank before I was 21 and I am pretty sure I have jaywalked in the past couple of days at least once. I totally deserve to be stalked and murdered, just like Trayvon
I mean, let’s totally ignore the fact that George Zimmerman was a racist fucking prick who had called the police dozens of times to report “suspicious” Black men who had the audacity to be in his neighborhood and who had racially targeted and bullied him for being Middle Eastern and who was a known racist among people in his neighborhood. Yeah. Let’s ignore all that.
Let’s also ignore that the amount of THC in Trayvon’s blood was so minute that it would not have affected his behavior in the slightest.
And while we’re at it, we should also probably ignore the fact that since Trayvon wasn’t fucking doing anything illegal, this whole thing could have been avoided if George Zimmerman has listened to the police dispatcher and stayed in his fucking car.
But, yeah, he probably deserved to be gunned down in cold blood because he had at some point in his past smoked a fucking joint. </sarcasm>
OOOOOOH MARIJUANA IS SUCH A BAAAAAAD DRUUUUGGG
OP what the fuck is wrong with you and have you sought treatment.
i’m just going to keep reblogging this.
Reblogging again for the petition link AGAIN, because it makes me really angry that this has been going on for so long and the petition still has less than 10,000 signatures. I feel like everyone has to know about CeCe McDonald right now, but clearly not.
George Zimmerman’s life has been ruined by all of this?
TRAYVON MARTIN’S LIFE IS GONE.
why don’t people understand this? Even if race wasn’t a factor, which it is, A LIFE IS GONE. GONE.
This whole ordeal says a lot about race, but it also says a lot about the value people place on human life as well, which is none.
did he really say that
let me play you a tiny little violin solo, George, for all your
you fucking piece of shit
It must seem incomprehensible to many at this point that anyone would still publicly defend admitted killer George Zimmerman — with the possible exception of Zimmerman’s family and his Black Friend/Acquaintance™, Joe Oliver. Even those defenses seem much more understandable than the rush of voices from the political Right that have not only sought to justify Zimmerman’s actions, but to also shame and shift blame onto his shooting victim, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
Geraldo Rivera’s “hoodie” comments prompted him to apologize (for real this time) on-air today to Trayvon’s parents, but not everyone on the Right has been so regretful. Now, true enough, the legal aspects of the case — especially Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law, which then-governor Jeb Bush signed with the blessing of the NRA, and behind which Zimmerman is hiding — makes Trayvon’s case a political story. The racial stereotypes that perhaps led to Trayvon’s death and have been raised by those calling for Zimmerman’s arrest (he’s been free for all 36 days since the shooting) — that also makes it political. Even the involvement of certain leaders makes it so.
Sexual politics are a part of this, too, apparently. I came across an anti-abortion post today decrying the focus on Trayvon’s case, for fear we ignore the “killing of (unborn) black babies.” Another conservative Trayvon-related meme that the Right is disguising as concern-trolling is succinctly summed up as, “Why don’t black people protest black-on-black crime, too?” (Though he shouldn’t have had to do so, Atlantic senior editor Ta-Nehisi Coates disposed of that today with several examples of just that.)
But as Alex Pareene notes in Salon today, what really changed things was President Obama speaking up on March 23. If you believe folks like Newt Gingrich, “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon” is a racially divisive statement. If you believe Zimmerman’s dad, that’s a statement of hatred. Calling out everyone from Tucker Carlson to Peggy Noonan to libertarians at Reason Magazine, Pareene gives a number of reasons why the Right has gone there, so to speak.
The top three:
- The conservative movement denies the existence (or prevalence or impact) of racism.
- The president is extremely polarizing.
- The killing was already political.
From reason number 1:
As Elspeth Reeve pointed out in a sharp piece for the Atlantic Wire, the Trayvon Martin case posed something of a problem: No one was accusing anyone other than George Zimmerman of racism. There wasn’t an obvious political partisan advantage to raising awareness of Martin’s death. But some right-wingers find any acknowledgment of racism by liberals to be blood libel against all conservatives. And so … they began defending George Zimmerman’s honor, and smearing Trayvon Martin…
The “highbrow” version of this barrel-scraping garbage is, say, Jonah Goldberg’s ponderous column and blog post on how middle-class blacks don’t understand that white racism is no longer a problem in black communities.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t recommend that you read Jamelle Bouie’s remarkable counter-argument to that Goldberg post in the American Prospect. And though I touched on reasons 2 and 3, you should read the rest of Pareene’s post today — including the fourth and final reason why he thinks the Right may be doing this:
Of course at the root of the most noxious material from the far right is simple racism — the sincere belief that if a black kid got shot, he probably had it coming.
Melissa led off Saturday’s show with a discussion about what theGrio’s managing editorJoy-Ann Reid called the “culture war” surrounding Trayvon’s death. Please take a look at the discussion, which also involved political science professor Frances Fox Piven and author, blogger and Feministing founder Jessica Valenti.
Forensic voice identification experts tell the Orlando Sentinel that the final screams before the fatal gunshot — captured in a neighbor’s 911 call — aren’t from Zimmerman. Following last week’s release of police video showing an apparently unharmed Zimmerman soon after Martin allegedly beat his head on the ground, “the pile of evidence bringing Zimmerman’s claims into question grows deeper every day,” says Timothy Lange at Daily Kos.
Is his story falling apart?
You guys, his story was a flimsy-ass mess to begin with.
His story was the equivalence of a shelter made out of toothpicks and toilet paper.
I hope it starts getting more national attention.
link (if you’re a reddit user go upvote! It needs to be the top post on reddit)