I, unlike just about everyone else on the planet, have waited until now to truly weigh in on the Trayvon Martin case which horrifies me to no end for multiple reasons. I have discovered that after looking at all the evidence released so far that the conclusion is no one is truly innocent in all of this and until we come to terms with why this happens, race relations will never be repaired here. There are so many things wrong with this story I hardly know where to begin.
Let's start off with the facts as we can piece them together. Witness, both for and against Zimmerman have come forward, proving my belief that eyewitness testimony is one of the worst forms evidence out there and from a legal stand point should never be used a sole reason to convict anyone. I have seen first hand how damaging this can be as I was put of trial for several years for a crime that not only I didn't commit, but whose sole witness to the crime was the one actually responsible for it and, later, committed to a mental institution. There was not a single piece of evidence trying me to the crime and I had rock solid alibis for where I was. None of that would have happened if the "no forensic evidence, no crime law" ever passes. But I digress.
The supposed "best friend" of Zimmerman, Joe Oliver, has been later discovered to be more of an acquaintance and his testimony must be taken as someone out for fifteen minutes of fame rather than a true witness. His ability to recognize Zimmerman's voice on the 911 tape calling for help is a stretch at best as a result.
We have also heard that Trayvon was on the phone with his girlfriend at the time and she recounts him telling her that someone was following him and to run which he refused. This is probably the first witness to come forward I believe as he statement makes perfect sense with what I believe happened and the evidence shows.
As all other witness testimony is irrelevant, let's look at what we know. Zimmerman is a wanna be cop, well known for being a pest to the local cops everytime some ethnic 12 year old wanders into his precious subdivision. He's not supposed to carry a gun on this self appointed crime watch beat and there should always be someone with you, but here Zimmerman walks alone. He spots Trayvon Martin, who, let's face it, might be looking a little shady with gold teeth, a hoodie and tattoos and, unwisely and illegally, follows him, ineptly.
Trayvon spots him and confronts him. Here is where idiocy and machismo on both sides got someone killed. NEVER pick a fight with someone you don't know. You don't know their mental state, if they are armed, even if they are trained in martial arts. You can lose badly and Trayvon Martin found that out the hard way. There is nothing cowardly about running away because you're life might just depend on it. Had Trayvon run, he would almost certainly be alive today.
As to who threw down first, we will never know. What is certain is that Trayvon was dead a minute later. Either way it doesn't matter because unless you're hospitalized with severe injuries, your life wasn't in any danger. Recently released video of Zimmerman's brief arrest afterward show him with at best a small cut on his head, no broken nose or any life threatening injuries at all. So how does the stand you ground law apply here? Because Trayvon Martin was black.
The cops came, looked around for a matter of minutes, and said everything checked out, which it didn't. The police have tried to save face by throwing the DA and the Governor under the bus but they all equally guilty here. All of this could have been averted if Zimmerman had been arrested immediately, charged with second degree murder and eventually got his day in court. This is why we have juries. But no the cops, the State of Florida and justice in general has been eviscerated by this stupidity which seems to have no end.
Let us also look at the other side of the fence as well. Black Amercia better wake up and realize thug worship is killing them. Those smiling pictures of Trayvon hide the fact that later he seemed to hold a lot of hostility toward white people as seen by his Twitter account and pictures, although some, especially those seen on evil queen bitch Michelle Malkin's website, are fakes. But his troubles at school, although somewhat irrelevant, paint a far different picture than the saint his parents and Black America have adopted. His tweet about throwing down with some bus driver shows a propensity toward violence and glorified over and over in rap music, movies and black culture in general and it has to stop. If you want to live the thug life, your going to get a thug ending, dead in a gutter. Why is no one talking about this as a direct reason for Trayvon's death?
Where are the parents with all this? My parents would have killed me if I came home with tattoos or gold teeth or anything like that at 17. The fact they seem to be trying cash in on all of this by trademarking certain phrases with their son's name seems overly morbid. And I hate to break it to everyone out there but racism exists and not always the white people doing it. Black racism is alive and well and growing and maybe one of the biggest factors in Trayvon's death. He may have wanted to beat up a "white" guy and thus attacked Zimmerman, although that theory is pure conjecture. Black parents should be having talks with their kids about how to behave in public as trigger happy cops aren't always the only thing you should be worried about. Just as I, an albino-like creature, wouldn't walk through the North End of Hartford, CT in a three piece suit with hundred dollar bills falling out of my pocket at one in the morning, black people shouldn't be surprised that if you look like a drug dealing thug walking through a gated community after dark, there might be repercussions as well.
None of this helped by true racists like the New Black Panthers, whose website preaches a wide variety of hate against whites, Jews and cops, who have placed a $10,000 bounty on Zimmerman's head. Or Spike Lee who tweeted the wrong address TWICE as to Zimmerman's residence. While I have no problem posting personal info for people who deserve to get all the attention I can send their way, make sure you have the right address first dumb ass.
White America has to stop shooting black kids and then trying to cover the whole thing up. Black America has to stop with thug worship and a lot of that stems from home life and parenting. Until both sides start some sort of progress toward that shared goal, there are going to be more cases just like this.