n11pilot wrote:Two things strike me about this bounty. One, MR Zimmerman hasn't been convicted in a court of law and should therefore be presumed currently innocent. Two, isn't the offering of a bounty on the head of MR Zimmerman tantamount to a solicitation of murder, which I believe is a felony?
Eve Was Unarmed. She Wasn’t Wearing a Hoodie. She Was Murdered. Are You Angry?
I don’t have to tell you I’m not a racist; my life speaks for me. Yet, I will probably be called a racist because of this post.
I don’t like what happened to Trayvon Martin and I don’t claim to understand the frame of mind George Zimmerman was in when he fired his weapon. I don’t know the whole story behind the story. None of us do, yet. But this I know: a kid is dead and his killer is being publicly executed. The state of Florida is investigating the killing more slowly than some think is necessary and the Panthers have a bounty on Zimmermans’ head. People are angry with Florida. But more than being angry with Florida, people are Outraged at what they believe to be death by Racial Profiling. Perhaps profiling was a factor in the killing of Trayvon, unfortunately profiling happens everyday. But it isn’t a problem patented by one race. It’s a problem in every race.
When are we going to admit profiling, violence and racism exists everywhere…in all cultures, in and against every socioeconomic status? Violence is wrong, regardless of the reason behind it. Murder is inhumane, regardless of the color of the victim. But I ask, why aren’t we equally outraged when a white kid is killed by another race? Last week a boy in Ohio was burned by a group of black kids while walking home from school….media outrage? No. Did Al and Jesse show up and puff up in front of cameras? No. They’re calling Zimmerman a White-Hispanic…a term unheard of before now…a term being used to create more racial conflict.
In 2008 Eve Carson, a white female from Athens, Georgia was an exceptional student at the University of North Carolina. She served as President of the Student Body and was a Moorehead-Cain Scholarship recipient. She majored in Political Science and Biology, Pre-Med. Eve gave back to her community, she was a peer educator for underprivileged youth, was selected to be a North Carolina Fellow and she was murdered. Slaughtered by four blasts of ammunition to the head and body by two young black males (ages 17 and 21), because they wanted her car and her ATM card. The final killing shot tore through her hand and into her head as she made a sad attempt to protect herself; obviously aware the bullet to her skull would be fatal. Was she profiled? You bet she was. Eve was profiled as a Rich, Blue -Eyed, Blond Haired, White Girl. Were there protests, marches and outraged politicians speaking out for her? Did Barack call her family? Why is it about race only if the victim is black? Why aren’t we outraged when ANY kid is murdered? As a nation, have we been silenced by a politically correct whip? Lets’ be outraged about all murders, all racism, every injustice.
In the meantime, allow me to speak my mind without calling me a racist. You have the freedom to call me names but if I defend myself, you call me a racist. That’s not right. Let’s stop creating more problems for each other. Let’s grow up.
One last thing about Eve…one of her assailants testified that she asked them to pray with her before they killed her. “Let’s pray”, she said. One of the ATM videos shows Eve in the backseat of her vehicle with her murderers, she has her hands in the air, a Be True bracelet is on her wrist. Her head is bowed in prayer.
Cousi wrote:La Raza should be down there shortly calling for a "red sea of blood from black-haired, brown-eyed and skinned devils" shortly.
CharlieB wrote:Sad to say but I have to agree that no matter what happens from here on, no one will ever be tgruly happy with the results.
The Oracle wrote:Good to see you WineGuy...
Eric Renderking Fisk wrote:
I'm not going to lie to anyone here, if I saw someone creeping around my back yard in the middle of the night poking around, I'm not sure what I would have done besides confront him with my own side arm close by.
Chivewarrior wrote:Regardless of what you think of "duty to retreat" versus "stand your ground", the debate about it long predates Obama-- I remember reading about it in third grade (yes, I was kind of an unusual third grader) and it wasn't a new thing then.
I'm also going to disagree that it's about being a compliant victim. Going up and confronting anyone who even looks suspicious, before they've done anything threatening, is a recipe for disaster because everybody is going to have different ideas of what looks suspicious. Be alert and keep an eye on them and defend yourself after they've done something threatening? Absolutely. But skulking around, even in a gated community, isn't "threatening" on a level that merits anything more than calling the police. There's no clear, present, immediate danger. Sure, someone could be planning to shoot you, but they also might just be lost or hanging around, and waiting for them to make the first move helps clear up that kind of confusion. Actually trying to break into someone's house would constitute "threatening" and then you'd be justified in saying that people want you to be a passive victim for not fighting back.
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