The tragedy of Trayvon Martin’s death has mobilized the nation and it has become an international story as well. My heart goes out to the family of this young man. It appears that Trayvon was a good kid who deserved so much better.
Unfortunately, the Florida Sheriff’s office might not have conducted a thorough investigation of the shooting and the case has blown up, so much so that the media, possibly our DOJ, and the New Black Panthers are convicting the shooter without a trial or even an adequate investigation.
The Florida DA and the FBI are currently investigating the case. According to some reports, there is one neighborhood witness to the tussle between the shooter, George Zimmerman, and the victim, Trayvon Martin, who said that he saw Trayvon beating Zimmerman. He then saw Zimmerman on top of Trayvon and heard the gunshots though he did not see the gun go off.
Trayvon had been drinking and was on his way home, eating skittles and talking with his girlfriend when he noticed someone following him. The person following Trayvon was George Zimmerman, neighborhood watch volunteer, who had called 911 and was told not to follow. Zimmerman’s father said his son did not continue to follow Trayvon. The investigation will hopefully uncover the truth.
There is much more to be learned about the case but the media would rather not wait for the facts.
Holder’s DOJ is considering filing a hate charge against George Zimmerman. On one of his 911 calls to police that night, Zimmerman muttered something under his breath that some listeners say sounds like a racial slur. Zimmerman’s father is white, and his mother is Hispanic.
Zimmerman is receiving death threats and a bounty of $10,000 has been placed on his head by the New Black Panthers. Since Zimmerman is not missing or charged, what is the bounty for exactly?
The answer can be found in the NBP’s leader’s own words –
Members of the New Black Panther Party are offering a $10,000 reward for the “capture” of George Zimmerman, the Neighborhood Watch volunteer who shot Trayvon Martin.
New Black Panther leader Mikhail Muhammad announced the reward during a protest in Sanford Saturday. And when asked whether he was inciting violence, Muhammad replied defiantly: “An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.” [Standard-Examiner]
That sounds like a death threat to me. Could someone explain to me why Mr. Muhammad and his compatriots are not being arrested for putting a bounty on the head of someone who is not wanted? Calling Eric Holder!
This terrible tragedy of a young man’s death has now become a crazed racial incident without evidence that racial bias is the case or that the shooter is guilty of murder. We can all have our suspicions but we are being fed by the media and the mob is out-of-control. We are supposed to be a nation of laws that follows the rule of law.
He defended his son’s actions on the day that he got out of his car and shot the teen, despite being strongly discouraged by a 911 dispatcher.
“At no time did George follow or confront Mr. Martin. When the true details of the event became public, and I hope that will be soon,” the letter said, “everyone should be outraged by the treatment of George Zimmerman in the media.”
He said his family is “deeply sorry for the loss of Trayvon.”…
When did the nation become so lawless and irrational?
This is an all-around horrible tragedy.