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April 3, 2012

Getting Down to Realtyville on the Trevon Martin Case

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Victor Davis Hanson provides a must-read solid dose of realty on the media, Black activists and Democrat politicians' handling of the Trevor Martin case in his thought-provoking column: Nothing To Do with Justice, Actually ...:

The media each day has more to answer for in the Trayvon Martin case. We still do not have all the evidence to render a clear picture of what actually happened on that rainy night, but we do know that recently released photos, videos, and transcripts have been misleading, doctored, or misrepresented. It started with the focus on an out-of-date photo that suggested Mr. Martin at the moment of his death was a tiny preteen, rather than a 6'2" 17-year-old. Given that the alleged crime happened in 2012 when Mr. Martin was 17, it might have been more responsible to publish an existing and available photo that was current. The media then created a special rubric "white Hispanic," when its narrative of white-on-black crime was endangered by new information that Mr. Zimmerman had a Latino mother, although it normally does not use such terminology for others of mixed ancestry -- Barack Obama himself being a good example. We still do not have any clear audio evidence that Mr. Zimmerman uttered a racial slur as is still maintained. Nor do we yet have clear evidence, by voice analysis, confirming who was calling for help in an apparent fight on an audio tape. But we do know that NBC News altered a transcript of the 9-1-1 call, with the apparent intent to cast Mr. Zimmerman in an unfavorable light as a racist bigot -- at a time of heightened racial tensions. Despite loud media assertions that a police video clip proved that Mr. Zimmerman did not have injuries to the head as described in the police report, careful analysis of the tape does in fact seem to reveal a most visible head injury on Mr. Zimmerman.

A final thought. The new consensus position -- Bill O'Reilly voiced it the other night on Fox News -- seems to be that an arrest and an indictment would be the proper compromise, as the case was turned over to a prosecutor before a judge and/or jury -- even though it is not yet clear that the evidence thus far nullifies the initial decision not to charge Mr. Zimmerman with a crime of murder, manslaughter, or assault.

But given all the fraudulence and uncertainty above, and the venom unleashed by the New Black Panther Party, the Congressional Black Caucus, Spike Lee, and the demagoguery of Mr. Sharpton and Mr. Jackson -- the best course instead would be still to show patience, as all the evidence is reviewed by the special prosecutor and photos, audio clips, and videos are reexamined with greater scientific scrutiny that may either confirm the initial self-defense conclusion or suggest that there is now enough evidence to warrant a felony indictment.

Either way, the media has embarrassed itself, and the black activist leadership, in and out of government, has demagogued the case, alienated the country, and set back racial relations for some time -- as the president weighed in on the case in an utterly incoherent fashion.

Bernard Goldberg sheds additional light on the media and black leaders' hypocrisy with this perspective:
We know about Trayvon Martin only because the man who shot him looks white. Actually, Zimmerman's mother is Peruvian, which makes him half Hispanic, a fact you might not have known if you get your news from the usual places. That would only detract from the storyline: black kid shot by overzealous (and probably racist) white vigilante. For what it's worth, the New York Times refers to him as a "white Hispanic," a politically correct description to make sure we know Mr. Zimmerman is a white man -- and not "a person of color." You think the Times would call him a "white Hispanic" if he had won a Nobel Prize for curing cancer?

And this explains why there are no rallies and no national outcry over Delric Waymon Miller IV. If you just said, "Who?" you are not alone. It's a safe bet that not one in a million Americans has the vaguest clue as to who Delric Waymon Miller IV is.

Delric was a 9-month old baby -- a 9-month old African American baby -- who was sleeping on a couch at home in Detroit a few weeks ago, when in the early morning hours, someone fired 37 shots from an AK-47 into the house. One shot killed Delric Waymon Miller IV.

Delric's 19-year old mother said to get away from the gunfire she grabbed her baby and took him into the basement. That's when she saw the blood. The baby wouldn't wake up, she said.

Police think the shooting may have been an act of retaliation stemming from a fight between rival gangs a few days earlier at a bar.

So of course there would be no national outcry, no comments from the president, no rallies led by Al Sharpton demanding justice for Delric, no pieties from Jesse Jackson about how "blacks are under attack" in America. It's a safe bet the shooter was black. This was just one more case of black on black crime, the kind of story that gets ink in the local papers but that's about it.

Hundreds of young black men are shot and killed in this country every year. In almost all the cases, the shooter is also black. Try to name one of those dead black men. Just one.

There is some good news though - not all African-American activists
are supportive of the media-dominating story of Trayvon Martin and the reactions of Barack Obama and most race-baiting racialist black leaders. In fact, some are attacking Obama's decision to highlight the Trayvon Martin shooting, calling it "a distraction that will likely spur turnout for the 2012 election" but ignores what the outrage should really be about ... blacks killing each other -- black-on-black crime.

Related: Racial-Relations Regression

Posted by Hyscience at April 3, 2012 9:43 AM

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