All anybody is asking for at this point in the Trayvon Martin shooting icase s a serious investigation and a trial. The former I feel is now going on what with the involvement of the state of Florida and the FBI and the latter is an eventuality.
Here are a few random thoughts not in any particular order on the last few weeks….
Racism perhaps starts in the home. George Zimmerman’s father Robert criticized very guarded and restrained comments by President Obama on the matter. A day or so later, Mitt Romney said almost exactly the same thing as the president (minus the part of “being my son”). Mr Zimmerman did not criticize Romney for his comments.
Why did state attorney Norman Wolfinger (now recused from the case) meet in person with the investigators the night it happened? It is not common for a state attorney to do that considering how many cases he is handling at a given time.
Why did he overrule the police who felt Zimmerman’s story was not credible and he should be charged?
Is there a connection between Mr. Zimmerman and Norm Wolfinger? Did Zimmerman receive special treatment because he is a retired Supreme Court justice from the state of Virginia?
They should subpoena Norm Wolfinger’s phone records to see if he had any direct involvement with the Zimmerman family.
So far the only person who actually corroborates Zimmerman’s side of the story is an ANONYMOUS witness ILLEGALLY LEAKED by the Sanford Police Department.
If Trayvon Martin had been a woman and been raped as well as murdered, would she have been criticized for wearing a mini-skirt when this happened?
It was raining the night of the shooting, attire with a hood was a good idea.
If George Zimmerman was actually a neighborhood watch volunteer, how come his organization wasn’t formally recognized by their community Homeowner’s Association?
If you don’t believe this was a case of racism at first, the smearing of Trayvon Martin should convince you otherwise. Martin’s past history(smoking pot, being late to school) and the way he dressed etc. is totally immaterial to what happened that night.
Zimmerman on the other hand has a long history of borderline violent behavior and many times called 911 to complain about nonsense such as a neighbor’s garage door being open too long.
Why is one pertinent and not the other? Because Zimmerman’s behavior directly relates to what happened that night-his pattern of violence and seeing himself as a John Wayne wannabe.
Sound experts says it’s not Zimmerman screaming that night on the 09/11 calls. They need Martin’s voice sample to compare. This could be the smoking gun (so to speak).
Zimmerman being Hispanic is immaterial-“Hispanic” is not a race. He is also half-Jewish and speaking as someone who lived in Southern California there are a lot racial tensions between Hispanics and African-Americans. I would also say that some of the most racist people I’ve met in my life have been Jewish.
In addition, one of the flashpoints that helped provoke the LA Riots in 1992 was the shooting in the back of unarmed teenager Latasha Harlins by a Korean shopkeeper Soon Ja Du which was another example of profiling gone wild. Racism doesn’t only apply to white on black.
One thing that is clear is it’s time to pass a federal anti-racial profiling law.
I’m not an Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson fan. Sharpton ruined his reputation with the Tawana Brawley hoax and Jackson uses the proceeds of his organization to live high on the hog and entertain various mistresses but a stopped clock is right twice a day. Without their involvement, this whole thing would have been swept under the carpet by the Sanford Police Department.
The Funeral Director who prepared Trayvon Martin’s body said there were no marks to his body other than the gunshot wound. Certainly, nothing to indicate a violent brawl.
Why was Zimmerman released the night of the shooting without being tested for drugs and/or alcohol which is textbook procedure in cases like this?
Martin’s body was tested. As far as we know, he was clean
Why did Martin’s body sit in the morgue for three days while his parents were looking for him? The police had his cell phone. They could have contacted his parents
The photos (most of them faked) of a gangster looking Trayvon Martin were originally displayed on a forum on the Stormfront website. Stromfront is a neo-nazi white supremacist site. This is where the Republican party trolls for information. We all know the Republican party is a racist organization and has been since the 60’s when a lot of former Democrats(most from the south) joined up in the wake of civil rights legislation and integration but President Obama has so deranged them, it has removed the last façade.
Did Zimmerman visit a doctor for his wounds? which by his own description and that of the police were quite severe.
This is anecdotal but years ago when I was a teenager I was playing basketball with some other kids and one fell and broke his nose. The amount of blood that flowed out was large and had to be stemmed with two bits of Kleenex jammed in the nostrils until he could get to a hospital. I agree the videotape of Zimmerman’s booking is not clear but there should have at least been some blood on the front of his clothing.
It’s not too late to sign a petition for justice for Trayvon Martin(and that is what this really about-not conviction without due process but justice)….My original post http://www.rgdinmalaysia.blogspot.com/2012/03/justice-for-trayvon-martin.html