by Tim Haydon
When George Zimmerman was first arrested for the murder of the black Trayvon Martin, the news was all over the British Media.
The BBC, Stephen Lawrence style, more or less assumed that Zimmerman was guilty of a race –inspired killing, with corresponding condemnation of the Florida police for bias when they released Zimmerman without charge.
Zimmerman has now been found ‘not guilty’ of second degree murder and manslaughter by a jury and released. The news was initially greeted with a strange relative lack of interest on the part of our deeply biased ‘impartial ‘ state broadcaster.
But Zimmerman’s ordeal is not over. The BBC has reported that America’s ’top’ prosecutor, Eric Holder, as saying that ‘an investigation into the “tragic, unnecessary” death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin will continue’.
The BBC goes on in this vein , ’George Zimmerman, who said he opened fire in self-defence in February 2012, was cleared of murder on Saturday. When a man is cleared of murder, what he said is not merely a claim, as insinuated by the BBC, it is a fact which cannot be reasonably doubted.
’17 year old Trayvon Martin’ as the BBC described him, giving the impression that here we have a youth who was barely more than a child, was an American football –player, an athletic 4” taller than the podgy 28 –year old Zimmerman. Now is it likely that Zimmerman would start a fight with someone ofTrayvon Martin’s build and strength? Why would he do that? Since he had a gun, wouldn’t it be normal to keep his distance? In fact there was no sign of bruising on Martin’s body such as he would get from being punched. Zimmerman on the other hand had a punched nose.
Martin was found dead on his stomach. This is commensurate with his being on top of Zimmerman in the fight. If Zimmerman was on top and Martin was on his stomach, he would have been shot in the back. He was shot in the chest.
That Zimmerman was on the bottom in the fight is further confirmed by the fact that the back of his jacket was wet, whilst that of Martin was dry. The knees of Martin’s trousers were wet, while those of Zimmerman were dry. This all adds up to confirmation of the fact that Zimmerman was on his back in the fight with Martin on top of him, grinding and slamming his head in mixed martial arts style..
When first asked, Martin’s father and brother told police that the screaming voice captured on tape was not Trayvon’s, or that they did not know. Laterthere was a change of mind. Trayvon’s mother and other family members said it was Trayvon’s voice. However, George Zimmerman’s mother, father and several friends say it is George’s voice on the tape, screaming for help.
Most importantly though, given theses contradictory opinions, a witness, John Good, said that it was the man on the bottom in a red jacket, Zimmerman, who was screaming for help. That man, who was clearly in great distress, was of course, almost certainly George Zimmerman. calling on his neighbours for help as a neighbourhood watch man would, rather than the stranger, Trayvon Martin.
Mistakes were made, but the verdict is clear and demonstrates once again that Zimmerman should never have been brought to trial. That he was, was due to the kind of thinking perceptible in the BBC: If a man is black he is a victim, QED.
After the verdict was announced, there were protests across the US – including in San Francisco, Philadelphia, Chicago, Washington, Boston, San Diego and Atlanta. The biggest demonstration, in New York, attracted thousands of people.
The usual rabble rousers in the USA are whipping up as storm following the acquittal. A congressman, Hank Johnson said that Trayvon had been ‘executed’. Another, Jan Schakowsky said that Trayvon’s killing had been a ‘modern day lynching’. ‘Civil right’ leader and broadcaster Reverend Al Sharpton is organising demonstrations in up to 100 cities next Saturday in front of federal buildings through his National Action Network.
“I don’t care if it’s 20 people. We want to show the nation that over 100 cities a week later is still demanding justice,” he told the Tom Joyner radio programme. “We’re not having a fit, we’re having a movement.”
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has also called for civil rights charges to be made against Zimmerman.
Zimmerman’s family and representatives have said they are afraid he could fall victim to revenge attacks. His brother Robert said he had received frequent threats on social media and there was “more reason now than ever to think that people are trying to kill him..”He’s going to be looking over his shoulder the rest of his life.”
The black mayor of Washington, Marion Barry, declared that the verdict was “awful,”. It was, he said, another example of “institutionalized racism.” He went on,
“The good news is that Zimmerman will never be in peace. He won’t be able to get a job. He’ll have to go underground, travel incognito and never live in peace. That’s the good news for me.” Charming.
Zimmerman was convicted by the left before he ever went into court because although he has Hispanic blood ,he was classed as white by the left. And they accuse white people of this kind of unthinking racism! “Blacks are under attack,” Jesse Jackson said. “Killing us is big business.” Trayvon was “shot down in cold blood by a vigilante … murdered and martyred.”
The left in America, and in this country, is outraged that Zimmerman was declared innocent of a crime in a court of law. What they want is revenge against a ‘white’ man, not justice. This is a lynch mob and lynch law.
Welcome to the reality of multiracialism.