In May of last year I wrote a blog excoriating the media and the Duval County State Attorney for charging George Zimmerman with a crime they absolutely knew was not provable. Now that the trial is near an end, the evidence is more clear that Zimmerman will be rightfully exonerated. This case would never have been brought to court if it were not for race baiters like Al Sharpton, the sensation-baiting media and the wimps in government that forced the case into a courtroom in order to appease a few angry people, facts be damned.
Having been involved in several white versus black criminal cases in my years at Miami-Dade PD, and the lead investigator of the infamous McDuffie case which led to the Miami riots of 1980, I fear for the yet unnamed victims of hate and vengeance that will emerge from the streets around the nation when the Not Guity verdict is announced. There’s no doubt that angry people are conspiring right now in living rooms and bars in cities around the country to spark the retribution party, which will catch on when the fires are lit and the blood is spilled.
The stage has been set. And people like Sharpton, and all those reporters that portrayed Zimmerman as a beast and Trayvon Martin as an innocent “little boy” will have blood on their hands, like the same news organization that altered audio tapes to deliberately make the defendant appear as a racist when he’s not.
Yes, the blood will also be on the hands of whatever short-sighted politicians forced this case into the media spotlight, to and including the president of the United States who should have kept his mouth shut when he did not have access to all the facts, showing himself the amateur that he is with premature bias.
The only thing I was wrong about in my blog of 2012 is that the judge did not throw out the charges. But that’s no surprise. Meanwhile, everyone knows this case has fumed into a tinderbox ready to explode. Just like in Miami of 1980 and L.A. in 1992, there will likely be victims spilling blood for folly. That’s when Mr. Sharpton and his ilk, and the unrepentant media, should surrender to the same State Attorney and plead guilty to inciting riots.
I so hope I am wrong.
Yes, it’s too bad that a young man of 17 lost his life. He could easily have turned around that night and verbally challenged George Zimmerman for following him, and order him to back off or he’d call police. Instead, he took another approach, the approach of thugs, the approach of violence. That is what caused this tragedy, a young Trayvon Martin resorting to physical violence and instilling deadly fear into the heart of George Zimmerman.
My heart goes out to George Zimmerman and his wife, who will likely have to live in another country in fear for the rest of their lives, because angry people and groups like the New Black Panthers will be stalking him for retribution, as they already promised. Will they get away with it? Will they be given a pass, just like the pass that was given by this top politicians when they intimidated white voters at the polls in Philadelphia in 2008?
Here’s the article from 2012. Nothing has changed. Meanwhile, keep your doors locked. This won’t be over when verdict is reached. What a sad state we live in.
I so hope I am wrong.