LINK: “Neighborhood Watch Program Manual” provided by National Sheriffs’ Association (USAOnWatch.org)
LINK: “The Trayvon Martin Spectacle” (Moonbattery.com)
LINK: “Jesse Jackson refuses to comment on New Black Panther’s bounty” (TheRightScoop.com)
LINK: “New Black Panther leader Malik Shabazz threatens to burn Detroit down” (Examiner.com)
LINK: “Zimmerman friend: Shooting not a racial incident” (CBSNews.com)
LINK: “Trayvon Martin Shooter Told Cops Teenager Went For His Gun” (CBSNews.com)
LINK: “Former NAACP leader accuses Sharpton and Jackson of ‘exploiting’ Trayvon Martin” (DailyCaller.com)
LINK: “Police: Zimmerman says Trayvon decked him with one blow then began hammering his head” (OrlandoSentinel.com)
LINK: “Obama’s Trayvon Comments Could Inflame Situation” (WhiteHouseDossier.com)
LINK: “Trayvon Martin case takes an intense turn” (FoxNews.com)
LINK: “Black Panther Threats Get Hispanic Man Kicked Out of College” (PJMedia.com)
LINK: “Trayvon Martin Death: Police Say Witnesses Back Zimmerman’s Story” (NewsMax.com)
LINK: “Trayvon’s Tweets – the Daily Caller” (Scribd.com)
LINK: “Trayvon Martin case: Secret witness for self-defense claim” (FoxNews.com)
LINK: “Elderly Couple In Fear Over Spike Lee Tweet: Star erroneously linked Floridians to man who killed Trayvon” (TheSmokingGun.com)
LINK: “Holder lets Black Panthers skate – again” (FoxNews.com)
LINK: “Dem pulled from House floor for Trayvon hoodie” (WashingtonExaminer.com)
LINK: “Police incident report fills in details on Trayvon Martin shooting” (DailyCaller.com)
LINK: “It’s Not About Stand Your Ground: We should reserve judgment, but it seems that Zimmerman acted lawfully.” (NationalReview.com)
LINK: “Elderly couple forced out of home after tweet claims killer of Trayvon Martin lives there” (FoxNews.com)
LINK: “High School Students Protesting Trayvon Case Loot Walgreens” (WCTV.tv)
LINK: “Analysis: Manufacturing the Martin narrative” (HumanEvents.com)
LINK: “MSNBC Hosts a Lynch Mob” (Spectator.org)
LINK: “What If Your Son Doesn’t Look Like President Obama?” (Spectator.org)
LINK: “‘He Looks Black’: NBC Launches Internal Investigation into Selective Editing of Zimmerman Police Tape” (TheBlaze.com)
LINK: “Al Sharpton, Spike Lee, Farrakhan and Obama Responsible for Black on White Hate Crimes Accross the United States” (DividedStates.com)
LINK: “The Real Trayvon Martin Scandal: Minorities Have Bigger Problems Than Trumped-Up Hate Crimes. So Does America.” (VDare.com)
LINK: “MSNBC Concedes Injury To Back Of Zimmerman’s Head Apparent On Police Video” (Breitbart.com)
LINK: “ABC Not Sure Whether Death Threats In Trayvon Martin Aftermath ‘Going Too Far'” (NewsBusters.org)
LINK: “Zimmerman family member calls NAACP ‘racists,’ says ‘there will be blood on your hands’ if George is hurt” (DailyCaller.com)
LINK: “Dems Hope to Use Trayvon Martin’s Death For Federal Ban On Concealed Carry Permits” (AmmoLand.com)
LINK: “‘Kill That White Man!’: 78-Year Old Man Beaten By 6 Youths in Alleged Racially-Motivated Attack” (TheBlaze.com)
LINK: “Shelby Steele: The Exploitation of Trayvon Martin” (WSJ.com)
LINK: “Latino organizations dismiss George Zimmerman, question his ethnicity” (DailyCaller.com)
LINK: “Special prosecutor will not use grand jury in Trayvon Martin investigation” (CNN.com)
LINK: “Third News Network Admits to False Reporting on George Zimmerman” (RushLimbaugh.com)
LINK: “‘Race Wars’ Part 1: The Shocking Data on Black-on-Black Crime” (theBlaze.com)
LINK: “George Zimmerman to be charged in Trayvon Martin shooting, official says” (WashingtonPost.com)
LINK: “Mike Tyson on George Zimmerman: ‘It’s a disgrace he hasn’t been shot yet’” (news.yahoo.com)
LINK: “AP: Zimmerman has too many rights” (DailyMail.com)
LINK: “Sanford Blacks Beat White Man With Hammer – Not a Hate Crime” (ReaganiteRepublicanResistance.blogspot.com)
LINK: “The MainSleaze Media Story On Trayvon Is Crumbling” (Market-Ticker.org)
LINK: “Ann Coulter: Negroes With Guns” (TownHall.com)
LINK: “Twitter lynch mob: George Zimmerman is out on bail? Let’s kill him!” (Twitchy.com)
LINK: “Beating of Alabama man not seen as hate crime, despite claim ‘Trayvon’ invoked” (FoxNews.com)
LINK: “Think You Know George Zimmerman? This New Timeline and Profile Could Change the Perception (and the Case)” (TheBlaze.com)
LINK: “George Zimmerman: Prelude to a shooting” (Reuters.com)
LINK: “Zimmerman’s Lawsuit Against Al Sharpton, NBC, and the Martin Family Attorneys” (Examiner.com)
LINK: “Zimmerman Medical Report Shows Broken Nose, Lacerations After Trayvon Martin Shooting” (ABCNews.go.com)
LINK: “Autopsy results show Trayvon Martin had injuries to his knuckles” (PalmBeachPost.com)
LINK: “911 call shows Zimmerman stopped following Martin after dispatcher’s request, corroborates story” (DailyCaller.com)
LINK: “Trayvon Martin Shooting Call1” (audio recording of 911 call) (Wikipedia.org)
LINK: “Where’s the ‘Probable Cause’?” (NationalReview.com)
LINK: “What Zimmerman, Martin medical reports tell us and the media didn’t” (FoxNews.com)
LINK: “Shooting of Trayvon Martin” (including several more 911 recordings) (Wikipedia.org)
LINK: “Witness Told Cops He Saw Trayvon Martin Straddling George Zimmerman And Punching Him ‘MMA Style'” (Citizens4Freedom.com)
LINK: “Cops, Witnesses Back Up George Zimmerman’s Version of Trayvon Martin Shooting” (ABCNews.go.com)
LINK: “Wave of black mobs brutalizing whites” (WND.com)
LINK: “Bill Maher: If I Had A Son I Hope He Would Act Like Trayvon Martin” (NewsBusters.org)
LINK: “Trayvon Martin Day declared at D.C. elementary school” (WJLA.com)
LINK: “George Zimmerman: The Most Likely Scenario” (TalkLeft.com)
LINK: “Evidence that Trayvon Martin Doubled Back” (Wagist.com)
LINK: “Is A Race War Being Censored To Avoid White Backlash?” (Investors.com)
LINK: “George Zimmerman’s Bond Revoked” (BusinessInsider.com)
LINK: “The Zimmerman case disintegrates” (HumanEvents.com)
LINK: “Part-1 Trayvon Martin – What were the last 18 months like for him?” (TheConservativeTreehouse.com)
LINK: “Part 2 – Trayvon Martin Shooting – A year of drug use culminates in predictable violence…” (TheConservativeTreehouse.com)
LINK: “The Trayvon Martin Shooting: Looking Behind the Veil of ‘Stand Your Ground'” (LawOfficer.com)
LINK: “George Zimmerman Passed Police Lie Detector Test Day After Trayvon Martin Killing” (TheSmokingGun.com)
LINK: “George Zimmerman is accused of molesting girl for 10 years” (WJLA.com)
LINK: “FBI finds no evidence of racism by Zimmerman” (HumanEvents.com)
LINK: “Florida court orders new judge for Zimmerman” (UPI.com)
LINK: “George Zimmerman judge OKs question: Who was the real Trayvon Martin?” (MinnPost.com)
LINK: “Chief witness in Trayvon Martin case lied under oath” (CNN.com)
LINK: “What the NAACP can learn from George Zimmerman” (DailyCaller.com)
LINK: “Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin Case on Google Play” (play.Google.com)
LINK: “Trayvon Martin’s Involvement In Local Burglaries Covered Up By Media, School, Police, Prosecutors” (PatDollard.com)
LINK: “State pushes to keep Trayvon Martin’s past out of George Zimmerman trial” (.com)
LINK: “Did prosecution conceal evidence in Trayvon Martin case?” (FoxNews.com)
LINK: “Mob beats man on his own front porch ‘for Trayvon’ …press ignores” (Examiner.com)
LINK: “Documents Show DOJ Helped Facilitate And Support Anti-Zimmerman Protests Including Al Sharpton’s” (IsThatBaloney.com)
LINK: “‘I got the 30 and I’m coming for that ni**a’: Here Are Some of the Most Disturbing Tweets Following Zimmerman’s Not-Guilty Verdict” (TheBlaze.com)
LINK: “ZIMMERMAN TRIAL: How to Make it Easy for People to Say, ‘You’re an Innocent Child’ When in Reality…” (ClashDaily.com)
LINK: “Zimmerman’s Lawyer’s Daughter Threatened With Rape” (ReaganCoalition.com)
LINK: “Witness claims youths yelled ‘this is for Trayvon’ in beating” (baltimoresun.com)
LINK: “FL Boys Shot Dead; Some Say Over ‘Free Zimmerman’ Bumper Sticker, PD Says Drug Deal Gone Bad” (Guns.com)
LINK: “The Lynching of George Zimmerman” (BlackRepublican.blogspot.com)
LINK: “Media jump the gun again: Giddy reports George Zimmerman ‘arrested’ for pointing gun at wife appear to be false” (Twitchy.com)
UPDATE: As more of the evidence and eyewitness accounts have become exposed, I am no longer of the mind that this was a crime. A poor judgement call on the part of Zimmerman, perhaps, in getting to close to the person he was observing — isn’t the whole point of noting that a person is a potential threat that you don’t want to become entangled in that threat? However, the self-defense claim is beginning to sound the most plausible of all the projected scenarios. I do still believe, though that Stand Your Ground is irrelevant here — it would only matter if there was a point of decision (after Zimmerman perceived that Martin was an immediate threat) at which he had to decide whether to run or stand… being knocked to the ground and beaten (as more eyewitnesses than not have corroborated) makes the option of fleeing seem less accessible. The only question in his mind at that point was likely whether to live or be killed — I challenge anyone who has had their head beaten on a sidewalk to say otherwise.
The following is in regard to an open investigation — meaning that evidence is still being collected, and witnesses are still reporting in. No trial has yet taken place; but that hasn’t stopped Race-Baiters from foaming at the mouth. What we do know is that Zimmerman, acting under the cause of Neighborhood Watch, reported to 911 that he observed an individual heading into his neighborhood that didn’t look like he belonged; the 911 operator advised (not an order) that Zimmerman not pursue — but he followed Martin anyway. What happened after that is still being pieced together — but that hasn’t slowed down the shouting, the threats of violence, the signs and banners, and the Racist-heavy rhetoric. At first (as an illustration of how eager Racists have been to judge), this was called a ‘white-on-black’ murder — and only after it was made clear that Zimmerman is hispanic was that toned down to ‘targetting an innocent 17-year-old because he was black’. I point this out only to note the fact that for the first two days of this rabid, angry mob — they didn’t even know enough of the basic facts to stop calling Zimmerman a white man. But they knew enough to tell the cops that if they didn’t immediately arrest him, they would be taking matters into their own hands…
While this is still under investigation, what right do the citizens have to prejudge this, pre-trial? I’m annoyed that Al Sharpton has been given another reason to come out from under his rock.
Hypothetical: Zimmerman was STUPID enough to follow when told not to; then, whether he actually spoke to to Martin or not, he was on his way back to his car when Martin jumped him from behind (some may say justifiably so?) because Zimmerman was being a jerk and deserved a beat-down (no argument from me) — this is the story that is shaping up from eyewitness accounts.
What is made out to be a hate-crime may have been simply two guys who made VERY poor choices — and one ended up dead.
Personally, I’m quite sure that Zimmerman will get time for this, and deserves to. But the mob mentality that prejudges and sets aside the professional duties of the police is not justified here. From the accounts that the police and local news have released, it’s not clear that Zimmerman ‘chased’ him, regardless of what Al Sharpton, et al are claiming.
The fact that he did follow Martin was harrassment, not necessarily racially-motivated — though clearly walking into a situation he had no right to participate in (beyond notifying the police). Everything else is conjecture — and the boy’s age has nothing to do with how tragic this story is.
Let the cops do their job.
A brief note about ‘Stand Your Ground’ (SYG) — since it has been raised by many arguing about this altercation. The Stand Your Ground laws do not apply to this case, as Zimmerman followed Martin in the first place… he deliberately ‘walked into’ a situation that he could have avoided simply by NOT following Martin, as the 911 operator advised.
Let’s be clear about what Stand Your Ground Means. Before this concept was allowed under many states’ and municiple legislation, firearm holders were REQUIRED in many places to make an effort to leave the area when threatened, rather than holding position and defending one’s person, property, and other bystanders. The net result of this was that in many courtrooms, those who defended themselves with deadly force were reprimanded under the logic that they should have tried to flee — regardless of whether they felt their attackers would continue pursuit, whether there were children on-scene that needed protection, whether there was even any logic to the idea that an attacker might feel just as compelled to attack a mobile victim as one standing still.
But in the case of Zimmerman/Martin, it appears (so far) that since Zimmerman put himself in this position to begin with, the SYG concept does not apply to his justification for deadly force.
Now, regardless of whether either or both men were justified (or stupid) in their escalations, it’s much more likely that Martin had a reasonable defense under SYG — meaning that he had every right to stand and fight rather than run, if he felt his chances for survival were better that way.
Third point and then I’ll quit. What makes this a Racial Incident is the arrival of Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and the New Black Panthers. Oh, and the illigitimate commentary by our President (a la Cambridge Cops ‘acting stupidly’). Oh, and lest we forget — the media frenzy that has prejudged the situation and put Zimmerman’s life in jeopardy on a national scale.
On this point, we will judge the content of the character — of these individuals — much more harshly than they will judge Zimmerman or Martin. They are all self-serving Racist Bastards*.
*Definition of ‘Bastard’: A person who show no evidence of having been adequately parented.