Saturday, March 24, 2012

The Trayvon Martin racial litmus test — and the blame game bonanza

This week, progressives and lib media activists elevated a tragic Florida shooting involving a 17-year-old boy into the cause celebre of the week. - Michelle Malkin
Obama: 'If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon' - Politico
Zimmerman-Martin questions - Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion
Given the high political profile the case already has taken, we owe it to the victim and the accused for there to be a professional investigation free from politics.
Trayvon v. Zimmerman - I Own The World
Zimmerman was on the ground being punched when he shot Trayvon Martin -
Witness: Martin attacked Zimmerman
A witness we haven't heard from before paints a much different picture than we've seen so far of what happened the night 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed.

The night of that shooting, police say there was a witness who saw it all.

Our sister station, FOX 35 in Orlando, has spoken to that witness....

"The guy on the bottom who had a red sweater on was yelling to me: 'help, help…and I told him to stop and I was calling 911," he said.

Trayvon Martin was in a hoodie; Zimmerman was in red.

The witness only wanted to be identified as "John," and didn't not want to be shown on camera.

His statements to police were instrumental, because police backed up Zimmerman's claims, saying those screams on the 911 call are those of Zimmerman.

"When I got upstairs and looked down, the guy who was on top beating up the other guy, was the one laying in the grass, and I believe he was dead at that point," John said.

Zimmerman says the shooting was self defense. According to information released on the Sanford city website, Zimmerman said he was going back to his SUV when he was attacked by the teen.

Sanford police say Zimmerman was bloody in his face and head, and the back of his shirt was wet and had grass stains, indicating a struggle took place before the shooting.
Attempts To Make Trayvon Martin’s Murder A Race Issue Will Destroy Obama’s 2012 Election Chances - Strata-sphere
Allen West 'appalled' by Trayvon Miller shooting - Charlie Spiering/Washington Examiner
Obama gets personal over killing of black Florida teenager - Reuters
Obama urges 'soul-searching' after black teen's killing - AFP

Newt calls Obama's Trayvon Martin comments 'disgraceful'
“It’s not a question of who that young man looked like. Any young American of any ethnic background should be safe, period. We should all be horrified no matter what the ethnic background," Gingrich said. "Is the President suggesting that if it had been a white who had been shot that would be ok because it didn’t look like him?"
Jesse Jackson: Blacks are under attack - LA Times
Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson said Friday that he's grateful the rest of the country has sat up and taken notice of the tragic slaying of Trayvon Martin. But he can't help but wonder: Why has it taken so long for everyone else to recognize the chronic injustices that African Americans face?
“New Black Panther Party Issues ‘Wanted Dead or Alive’ Posters for George Zimmerman” - Protein Wisdom
MSNBC analyst and Democratic strategist Karen Finney blamed Rush Limbaugh, the Koch brothers and others for the death of Trayvon Martin. Now the New Black Panther Party is circulating “Wanted Dead or Alive” posters of George Zimmerman. - Gateway Pundit