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Zimmerman Trial is this Year’s Duke Lacrosse Case


Zimmerman Trial is this Year's Duke Lacrosse Case

By: Ann Coulter

 

This week, instead of attacking a Hispanic senator, Marco Rubio, I will defend a Hispanic citizen, George Zimmerman, on trial for the murder of Trayvon Martin. (Zimmerman would make a better senator.)It’s becoming painfully obvious why no charges were brought against Zimmerman in this case — until Al Sharpton got involved. All the eyewitness accounts, testimony, ballistics and forensics keep backing up Zimmerman. We should send a big, fat bill for the whole thing to Sharpton, courtesy of MSNBC.With the prosecution’s witnesses making the defense’s case, the inquisitors’ last stand is to claim that, if the races were reversed, the black guy would have been instantly charged with murder. As explained in The New York Times:

“Had Mr. Martin shot and killed Mr. Zimmerman under similar circumstances, black leaders say, the case would have barreled down a different path: Mr. Martin would have been quickly arrested by the Sanford Police Department and charged in the killing, without the benefit of the doubt.” (Also, CNN could have dropped the “white” and referred to Zimmerman exclusively as “Hispanic.”)

The people who say this are counting on the rest of us being too polite to mention that it is nearly impossible to imagine such a case in a world where half of all murders and a majority of robberies are committed by blacks. To reverse the races with the same set of facts, first, we’re going to need a gated, mixed-race community, similar to the Retreat at Twin Lakes, that has recently experienced a rash of robberies by white guys. The only way to do that is to enter “The Twilight Zone.”

There were at least eight burglaries in the 14 months before Zimmerman’s encounter with Martin. Numerous media accounts admit that “most” of these were committed by black males. I’m waiting to hear about a single crime at Twin Lakes that was not committed by a black male.

Just six months before Zimmerman’s encounter with Martin, two men had broken into the home of a neighbor, Olivia Bertalan, while she was alone with her infant son. She had just enough time to call 911 before running upstairs and locking herself in a room. The burglars knew she was home, but proceeded to rob the place anyway, even trying to enter the locked room where she held her crying child.Bertalan had seen the burglars just before they broke into her house — one at the front door and one at the back. They were young black males. They lived in the Retreat by Twin Lakes.In another case, a black teenager strode up to Zimmerman’s house and, in broad daylight, stole a bicycle off the front porch. The bike was never recovered.

Weeks before Zimmerman saw Martin, he witnessed another young black male peering into the window of a neighbor’s house. He called the cops, but by the time they arrived, the suspect was gone.

A few days later, another house was burglarized. The thieves made off with jewelry and a new laptop. Roofers working across the street had seen two black teenagers near the house at the time of the robbery. When they spotted one of the teens the next day, they called the police.

This time, the roofers followed the suspect so he wouldn’t get away. The cops arrived and found the stolen laptop in his backpack. This was the same black teenager Zimmerman had seen looking in a neighbor’s window.

The only reason it’s hard to imagine the Zimmerman case with the races reversed is that it’s hard to imagine a white teenager living in a mixed-race, middle-class community, mugging a black homeowner. This is not a problem of society’s reactions, but of the facts.

There is, however, at least one case of a black homeowner fatally shooting a white troublemaker. He was not charged with murder.

In 2006, the ironically named John White was sound asleep at his nice Long Island home when his teenage son woke him to say there was a mob of white kids shouting epithets in front of the house. The family was in no imminent danger. They could have called 911 and remained safely behind locked doors.

But White grabbed a loaded Beretta and headed out to the end of the driveway to confront the mob. A scuffle ensued and White ended up shooting one of the kids in the face, killing him.

White was charged and convicted only of illegal weapons possession — this was New York, after all — and involuntary manslaughter. He was sentenced to 20 months-to-four years in prison, but after serving five months was pardoned by Gov. David Paterson.

With all due compassion for the kid who was killed, the public was overwhelmingly on the father’s side — a fact still evident in Internet postings about the case. The kids were punks menacing a law-abiding homeowner. Even the prosecutor complained only that Paterson hadn’t called the victim’s family first. The local NAACP had campaigned aggressively on White’s behalf. There were no threats to riot in case of an acquittal.

The centerpiece of White’s self-defense argument was his recollection of his grandfather’s stories about the Ku Klux Klan. George Zimmerman’s memory of young black males committing crimes at Twin Lakes is somewhat more recent.

John White wasn’t jumped, knocked to the ground, repeatedly punched, and his skull knocked against the ground. He wasn’t even touched, though he claimed the white teen was lunging at him. Talk about no reason to “follow,” there was no reason for him to leave the safety of his locked home. White’s son knew the kids by name. They could have waited for the cops.

So, yes, this case probably would be very different if Zimmerman and Martin’s races were reversed. It is only when the victim is black that we must have a show trial, a million-dollar reward paid to the victim’s parents and the threat of riots.

Carefully Crafted Broadcast


During a review of some news cast, I was reminded of the carefully crafted fabrications issued by the Media Left, especially MSNBC. It was a supposed report on the Zimmerman-Trayvon story. The male news reader, complete with facial expressions, looked in the camera and said that Zimmerman “STALKED TRAYVON”, “HUNTED HIM DOWN” and “EXECUTED HIM”. Those were his exact words and phases. There is only one explanation possible for such irresponsible behavior. This was carefully crafted to “stir the pot” of their core constituents; hard-core leftist looking for an excuse to release their pent-up anger on those they perceive as enemies.

When you listen to any Left Wing person talk, you hear like words that are deliberately used to keep the pot of hatred stirred. There can’t be any other explanation. A stirred pot keeps boiling all the contents of the pot and what was past, perceived as an attack on them or their “rights”, or any disagreement they have with any group that disagrees with them. Think about every time Sharpton, Jackson, or any other like “self-appointed” official for the perceived “oppressed”, takes the microphone before a willing media outfit. They will use words of hate, as well as words designed to “stir the pot.”

I live in Southern California. I was watching as the jury came back with the acquittal in the Rodney King case. Immediately “Black Leaders” rushed to the cameras and microphones. One such woman, who later became a Congresswoman, started shouting, “NO JUSTICE NO PEACE”. That so stirred those around her that the riots began right at her feet. No, she was never charged.

Those that have great talent at “stirring the pot” are the ones who always escape any consequences. Like the New Black Panther Party putting out a murder contract on Zimmerman, with no arrest or prosecution. Are they exempt? As the pot continues to get stirred, the hatred continues to grow. Destruction, death and great loss is the only outcome.

Why are we allowing this to continue? Black Christian Church Leaders; why are you not speaking up? Where are the peacemakers?

ARE YOU LISTENING?


The drum beats got louder today, originating in a Florida courtroom. The lead investigator, who was responsible for the charge of Second Degree Murder, testified under oath that he had no evidence or eyewitness testimony indicating who started the fight. In one answer, he undermined the State’s case for Second Degree Murder. This was following Zimmerman’s surprise taking of the witness stand to apologize to the family for the loss of their son. On cross-examination, Zimmerman remained unscathed, no matter how the unprepared Prosecutor tried to get damaging testimony out of him.

The Drum Beats of a Racial War are getting louder by the minute. With this turn in the Zimmerman case, an acquittal (because the Prosecution’s overreach for 2nd Degree Murder) will be the excuse the Black Left needs to launch the war they have prepared. Broadcast on national television, and radio, a representative of the New Black Panther Party announced their intention of such a racial war. Are you listening? Are you ready?

Another important question looms gigantic. Why hasn’t the Black Panthers been arrested and prosecuted for making terrorist threats against Zimmerman when they went before the cameras issuing a $1 million award the arrest of Zimmerman, or his death?  If any of us did that, we wouldn’t have gotten but a few feet before we would be arrested for issuing a terrorist threat, making a contract for murder and encouraging a riot. So why hasn’t Attorney General Holder done just that? “Mr. President, please explain why this hasn’t happened?”

According to the New Black Panther Party, the race war they are warning about is suppose eclipse anything the world has ever seen. They publicly forecast blood running in the streets. Their Left Wing partners have remained so silent about this, making that silence deafening. No Left Wing Pundits rushing to the cameras of their willing media partners, and when asked about it, they produce an answer that makes you think a different question was asked. No outrage, no distancing themselves from the words, threats and murder contract.

It begs the question, “If someone from the White Racist group made a similar threat, and used the same words against anyone of non-white race, what would the outcry be like from the Left?” Therefore, their obvious silence speaks volumes of their agreement and support of the New Black Party’s contract, comments and threats.

Speaking as a Christian man, I know the only answer is a genuine Holy Spirit revival in this country. Only God can change the hearts of men. All we can do is get ready for the tribulation looming in the horizon. Get our hearts right with God, and seek His wisdom on how we need to prepare our family, community and church.

It’s getting louder. Are you paying attention?

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