~ Never take life seriously.~
~ Nobody ever gets out alive anyway.~
I'm calling all angels, 'cause things have to look up.
How do you recant a recording? Played on Youtube at 1080p through my snazzy headphones, I can't help but notice that a) the shooter seems extremely and puzzlingly shaken, like some great injustice has just befallen him and b) he does indeed say "fucking coons" and it'll be recorded that way for digital eternity.
I'd be interested to know what had him so upset. Is this how racists feel when hooded black people walk through their gated community? It's like a full-blown phobic reaction. After some of the shit I saw in New Orleans I'm pretty convinced it is a phobic reaction, at least for some people. The difference is if an arachnophobe freaks out and goes apeshit on a spider it's not headline news because spiders aren't human beings who play football and eat Skittles.
The more you complain, the less I care about your problems.
I would have pursued him, just not with the baseball bat. Provided he was knocked unconscious after I tackled him or something like that, I probably would have carried him back to the house.
SourceOn March 16th, the Sanford police department released new details to the Orlando Sentinel. Once again, these details have been ignored or changed by the media.
1. The witness reports that George Zimmerman was on the ground and Trayvon is on top of him punching him.
2. The witness says that George Zimmerman was screaming and yelling for help.
3. Police arrive and find Zimmerman bleeding on his face and the back of his head. He also has had grass stains on his back. All this confirms the story told by Zimmerman and the witness.
4. Police play the 911 tape for Trayvon Martin’s father, who tells police that the voice screaming is not the voice of his son.
End of debate, it was self-defense. It doesn't matter what your actions following up to the event were, once you are on the ground, being beaten upon, you have the right to kill your attacker to protect yourself.
Aside from that, your point is irrelevant (as is this entire side-discussion about Trojan's troubled, burglary past).
Unless all of those 47 times were likewise Black, I maintain this is a case of a crazy vigilante, not a crazy racist. Yes, race probably factored into his profiling... but the extreme reaction wasn't because "this is a Black guy". The reaction was "this is the 48th time in just over a year that the police were too slow to do anything, and I will NOT let it happen again".
Serious as a heart attack...
...and twice as deadly.