Sunday, February 27, 2022

Trayvon Led to BLM Protests

A recent NY Times promotional video brags:
Imagine Harry Potter Without Its Creator
I guess it is saying that JK Rowling should be canceled for saying women are women.

New NY Times video:

President Obama: Trayvon Martin Made America Confront Its Original Sin | NYT Opinion
The New York Times

Ten years ago, Trayvon Martin was fatally shot by George Zimmerman, who perceived the unarmed teenager as a threat. He would later be acquitted of all charges in the killing, arguing successfully that he had acted in self defense. These events reignited the conversation about race and justice in America. "The contemporary civil rights movement unfolded directly in response to the murder of Trayvon Martin,” says Henry Louis Gates Jr. in a new Opinion video. Former President Barack Obama argues that Trayvon's death "was the start of America looking inward and in fits and starts coming to terms with what has always been our original sin."

Gates calls it "murder", and others say Martin was innocent.

It includes deceptively edited audio of the 911 call, and race baiting by Barack Obama and Al Sharpton. Another says:

I don't know what this child could have done to be safe, except not be Black. [1:48]
Another said he just bought a snack and went home.

At 1:15, the video mentions Michael Brown, George Floyd, and others as victims of racist murders.

I watched the Trayvon trial, and he was not just returning home. He did not live there. He was on drugs, and suspiciously cutting thru private property. He snuck up on Zimmerman, tackled him, and was brutally pounding his head into the pavement. Witnesses recorded Zimmerman desperately calling for help 15 times or so, while being beaten up. They called 911, but did not intervene. Eventually there was a struggle for the gun, and Zimmerman managed to pull the trigger.

A unanimous jury agreed that it was self-defense.

Michael Brown was also a vicious killer who was shot by his victim in self-defense.

I don't want to blame a whole race for a minority of criminals. That is not the point here. My issue is the NY Times saying:

Trayvon Martin Is Still Making President Obama: Trayvon Martin Made America Confront Its Original Sin
What is the meaning of this? Zimmerman was not White. No evidence of any racism was presented at the trial. America's original sin seems to be a reference to the slave trade, 300 years ago. Nobody is confronting that.

Apparently Obama, the NY Times, and the whole BLM movement are trying to say that it should be acceptable for Martin to do what he did.

It is not. No civilized society can tolerate thugs like Martin. He deserved to die. Anyone who defends him is a horrible person. Any movement inspired by him should be stopped.

Here is a current story:

MIDVALE, Utah (ABC4) – A man is in custody after he told his 4-year-old child to shoot at police while at a Midvale McDonalds Monday afternoon.

Police say Sadaat Johnson, 27, of Salt Lake City, had both his 4-year-old child and 3-year-old child in the backseat of his car when the incident happened.

According to police, around 1:30 p.m., the father got upset when the order he had placed in the drive-thru line was wrong. In response to the incorrect order, the man brandished a gun.

Police arrived on the scene shortly after employees reported the incident and after they asked the man to pull to the front of the restaurant.

Officers say the man was non-compliant after they issued several commands asking the man to get out of his car. Rocket fuel experiment explodes in BYU dorm room

Officers then opened the car door and pulled the man from the car. As they were getting the man in custody, an officer turned back toward the car and saw a gun pointing out of the back window.

The officer swiped the gun to the side as it was fired and realized the person who fired the gun was a child.

Police say the child that fired the gun was 4-years-old.

Witnesses at the scene say they overheard the father tell the child to shoot.

This is what law enforcement has to deal with. The article does not say the race of the man. He could be White, I guess.

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