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The Black Perspective: Black Community’ Anger Surrounding The George Zimmerman Murder Trial

I won’t attempt to convey that I am speaking for the entire black community related to the tragic killing of Florida youth Trayvon Martin. Perhaps my perspective echoes many of the thoughts expressed by friends in social media and from other sitting places where intellectuals dialogue about current news. Clearly there are a growing number of black people who have become quite dissuaded that justice of any kind will ever materialize for the late teen’s family. News coverage of the ongoing trial is the main reason such a discouraged perspective has began to take shape within the black community. T.V. analyst characterize various aspects of the trial’s court proceedings to weigh very heavily in the favor of Zimmerman’s defense, despite a multitude of inconsistencies and outright lies that the prosecution has exposed regarding the account that Zimmerman gave police during questioning after he killed Trayvon, and the absurd plausibility that an unarmed teen with no prior brushes with the law for no apparent reason or provocation would simply attack George Zimmerman that fateful night in Sanford, Florida.

Also, the volume of white Americans who have supported Zimmerman and others who have even donated money to his defense, are a glaring and constant reminder that hatred toward people of color in this country is still very much prevalent in our society. Many pundits will argue that such a comment is a typical of the black perspective, and playing the race card is a constant theme for the black community when difficult race relation, social, and other political hot topics arise in mainstream media. In reality, I believe the white community itself is the driving force behind most racial strife in America, and the black community is constantly reminded about racial disparity in this country, simply because black people remain the most impacted ethnic group on the subject of race in the United States. The entire Trayvon Martin case is textbook on how blacks are unfairly targeted by the white community in modern society. White people believe George Zimmerman with unwithering and no questions asked equivocation, and the lingering question that most black people are asking, simply is, “why?”.

No one in the media, none of Zimmerman’s followers and supports, and not even his defense counsel has established with certainty what was so suspicious about Trayvon Martin the night Zimmerman profiled, followed, and subsequently killed him. The lies and inconsistencies that have been revealed in Zimmerman’s story is of no consequence when pondering the basic facts that initiated the encounter between Martin and Zimmerman that night. A tall, slinky, and seemingly nerdy kid armed with a bag of skittles candy and a can of Ice Tea was such a threat to the Retreat at Twin Lakes that night, that Zimmerman had to call the cops to have them check him out. I have personally patrolled similar communities and some even more plush than TRATL where the killing occurred, and from a patrol perspective, basic common sense would tell you not to get out of your car.

For one, your all by yourself, and if Zimmerman actually believed Trayvon had something in his waistband as he told the 911 dispatcher, it’s mind boggling to many experienced patrolman why he would put himself in harms way by following a person he allegedly believed may have possibly been armed. Logical thinking related to one’s own self preservation, whether you’re carrying a gun or not, should  be to discourage a confrontation at all cost especially with possibly an armed person who may be up to no good, and besides the cops were just minutes away and staying in the car seems to be the most intelligent course of action, as it provides the ability to flee immediately if such a need arises, and he could also have monitored the teen more strategically in his car as opposed to on foot. As a neighborhood watch person, Zimmerman should have been well abreast on various practices related to conducting surveillance and monitoring alleged suspicious people within his gated community. It’s clear that Zimmerman wasn’t going to allow Trayvon to get away from the cops, not this time, and his comments on the 911 recording in which he stated “these assholes always get away” and “fucking punks/coons” (whichever you believe you overheard) demonstrates his frustration, hostility, and the depravity he fostered toward young black men who fit a certain profile while traveling through his community.

Zimmerman suffers from the same disease that many white Americans do. Any black man, particularly those wearing a certain attire (like baggy jeans or hooded sweatshirts) are suspicious, up to no good, and a danger to society in the minds of many ignorant white people. While there have been extremely heinous crimes committed by blacks donning such attire, it isn’t and shouldn’t be a sweeping indictment of the entire black community, and for some reason the white community either can’t or refuse to grasp such a conceptual fact about the black community as a whole. In the Zimmerman murder trial it’s not only irresponsible for media to predict what the seated 6 panel juror will conclude during deliberations, it’s also absurd, and outright stupid. However, black people are well aware of the tactics utilized by white controlled media. The obvious bias color commentary offered by networks such as Fox News and CNN, is only being circulated to construct a perspective within the masses (chiefly conservative and well-to-do white people) that Zimmerman was right, had credible apprehensive fear, and most importantly that it’s acceptable to kill unarmed black youth in this country for no other provocation other than the fact they may look or are perceived as being suspicious.

Whites will campaign that Zimmerman was beat up by the youth and offer images of insignificant injuries which were blown out of proportion as smoking gun evidence that he was justified in killing Trayvon Martin. Most people living in urban settings regardless of ethnicity will tell you, that if you follow someone and get too close in the fashion which Zimmerman did to Trayvon, it’s a good chance you probably will get your ass kicked. Anyone who doesn’t understand the rules of urban culture are not even qualified to pass judgement on the actions of young Trayvon Martin, given the circumstances that have been revealed so far in the case. The fact that Zimmerman nor anyone else who observed even a portion of the conflict that night didn’t see Trayvon Martin commit any crime, clearly demonstrates that George Zimmerman was operating on his own perceptions of the youth (profiling), and the foundation from which this entire senseless tragic event was born.

Zimmerman was admittedly following young Trayvon that night and was even told by a police dispatcher “we don’t need you to do that”, and resulting in the teen’s death only minutes later. “Zimmerman is innocent” pundits rationalize that the dispatcher only suggested that he not follow the youth. It’s not rocket science that if you’re on a recorded call with a police dispatcher and they advise you not to follow the person, chances are you more than likely will be viewed as the aggressor if something bad happens. Zimmerman knew that no one was around, that it was dark, and believed that he was intelligent enough to manipulate the system and get away with killing a black teen. After all, he had studied criminal investigations and was very knowledgeable about Florida’ “Stand Your Ground” law. In fact, I even believe Zimmerman thought no one would raise too much of a fuss over young black Trayvon Martin’ death, and he created a bizarre story about what happened that night. People may have observed Trayvon on type of him, I mean it’s clear that George Zimmerman got his ass kicked by a 17-year-old kid, but if Zimmerman was really fearful that he was going to sustain severe bodily injury or death, why would he then turn around and give police false or inconsistent accounts of what actually happened which led up to him killing an unarmed teenager?

Zimmerman lied to police in recorded interviews, claiming that once he shot Trayvon, he got on top of his back and spread his arms apart to control the kid, and even claimed he solicited assistance from a neighbor to help him control the teen. It’s simply not very credible that Trayvon remained combative after having been shot in the chest with the bullet penetrating his heart. More importantly, several responding officers to the shooting scene that night testified that they found an unconscious and unresponsive Trayvon Martin lying face down with his hands beneath his body. This major inconsistency in Zimmerman’s story is perhaps the single most important indicator that he not only lied to police, but lied because he knew he had done something wrong. Let’s face it, even if we believe his story that Trayvon attacked him and he was in fear for his life, leading to him having to shoot the teen to stop the attack, the fact that he lied about particulars related to the altercation tends to point to guilt on the part of Zimmerman, and if he lied about how the incident unfolded he should not be deemed as credible regarding his account of that night in it’s entirety. He also stated during a live television broadcast on the sean Hannity show that he knew nothing about “stand your ground” legislation, and had that lie uncovered when his former professor Alexis Carter testified that he taught “stand your ground” continuously during his instruction of the course because the class was very interested in the topic.

Despite the plethora of lies and inconsistencies that have been exposed about Zimmerman, the media, and his supporters strangely refuse to give such contrast in his stories any weight and continue to claim Zimmerman did nothing wrong the night he shot and killed Trayvon Martin. Some white people have raised the bar for a new standard of racism in this country, by defending a killer of an unarmed teen, and a killer who was actually caught with the gun smoking while still in his hands. Instead of allowing this case to playout in a court of law, some racist white people in media and within the public at large have the usual tools of manipulation, prejudice, and media propaganda at play. Through media and other means of public persuasion, the old racist American south mentality of injustice toward people of color has manifested it’s way into the forefront of modern socialism in this country.

Black people can accept that Zimmerman wasn’t arrested the night he shot Trayvon Martin because we are accustomed to the manner in which whites who commit crime are treated in comparison to black criminals. The injustice of Zimmerman not having been immediately arrested that night has been trumped by his eventual arrest and subsequent pending criminal charges. The proactive advocacy for justice in this case by black people is what sparked a serious investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement into the killing of Trayvon. The black community collectively has only sought for the case to be heard in court, but the fact that a volume of white people who lack sound, logical, and basic reasoning pertaining to many of the particulars in this case is what has many black people extremely angry about this entire ordeal. It’s safe to say that many within the black community are becoming increasingly impatient with the constant unfair, unjust, and racially motivated treatment and attack upon our people.

The Trayvon Martin killing is simply another straw pulled from a perpetuating societal issue which many within the black community believe will eventually erupt into more violence pertaining to race in America. While the racist American system continues to aid in the constant mistreatment of people of color in this country, it’s widely understood in our community that black people will one day by vindicated from the vicious and deadly hands of some racist white people by any means necessary. No Justice No Peace!! Justice for Trayvon Martin, his family, other black youth, and we should also steadfastly pray for peace for all of God’s people.

 

 

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I won’t attempt to convey that I am speaking for the entire black community related to the tragic killing of Florida youth Trayvon Martin. Perhaps my perspective echoes many of the thoughts expressed by friends in social media and from other sitting places where intellectuals dialogue about current news. Clearly there are a growing number of black people who have become quite dissuaded that justice of any kind will ever materialize for the late teen’s family. News coverage of the ongoing trial is the main reason such a discouraged perspective has began to take shape within the black community. T.V. analyst characterize various aspects of the trial’s court proceedings to weigh very heavily in the favor of Zimmerman’s defense, despite a multitude of inconsistencies and outright lies that the prosecution has exposed regarding the account that Zimmerman gave police during questioning after he killed Trayvon, and the absurd plausibility that an unarmed teen with no prior brushes with the law for no apparent reason or provocation would simply attack George Zimmerman that fateful night in Sanford, Florida.

Also, the volume of white Americans who have supported Zimmerman and others who have even donated money to his defense, are a glaring and constant reminder that hatred toward people of color in this country is still very much prevalent in our society. Many pundits will argue that such a comment is a typical of the black perspective, and playing the race card is a constant theme for the black community when difficult race relation, social, and other political hot topics arise in mainstream media. In reality, I believe the white community itself is the driving force behind most racial strife in America, and the black community is constantly reminded about racial disparity in this country, simply because black people remain the most impacted ethnic group on the subject of race in the United States. The entire Trayvon Martin case is textbook on how blacks are unfairly targeted by the white community in modern society. White people believe George Zimmerman with unwithering and no questions asked equivocation, and the lingering question that most black people are asking, simply is, “why?”.

No one in the media, none of Zimmerman’s followers and supports, and not even his defense counsel has established with certainty what was so suspicious about Trayvon Martin the night Zimmerman profiled, followed, and subsequently killed him. The lies and inconsistencies that have been revealed in Zimmerman’s story is of no consequence when pondering the basic facts that initiated the encounter between Martin and Zimmerman that night. A tall, slinky, and seemingly nerdy kid armed with a bag of skittles candy and a can of Ice Tea was such a threat to the Retreat at Twin Lakes that night, that Zimmerman had to call the cops to have them check him out. I have personally patrolled similar communities and some even more plush than TRATL where the killing occurred, and from a patrol perspective, basic common sense would tell you not to get out of your car.

For one, your all by yourself, and if Zimmerman actually believed Trayvon had something in his waistband as he told the 911 dispatcher, it’s mind boggling to many experienced patrolman why he would put himself in harms way by following a person he allegedly believed may have possibly been armed. Logical thinking related to one’s own self preservation, whether you’re carrying a gun or not, should  be to discourage a confrontation at all cost especially with possibly an armed person who may be up to no good, and besides the cops were just minutes away and staying in the car seems to be the most intelligent course of action, as it provides the ability to flee immediately if such a need arises, and he could also have monitored the teen more strategically in his car as opposed to on foot. As a neighborhood watch person, Zimmerman should have been well abreast on various practices related to conducting surveillance and monitoring alleged suspicious people within his gated community. It’s clear that Zimmerman wasn’t going to allow Trayvon to get away from the cops, not this time, and his comments on the 911 recording in which he stated “these assholes always get away” and “fucking punks/coons” (whichever you believe you overheard) demonstrates his frustration, hostility, and the depravity he fostered toward young black men who fit a certain profile while traveling through his community.

Zimmerman suffers from the same disease that many white Americans do. Any black man, particularly those wearing a certain attire (like baggy jeans or hooded sweatshirts) are suspicious, up to no good, and a danger to society in the minds of many ignorant white people. While there have been extremely heinous crimes committed by blacks donning such attire, it isn’t and shouldn’t be a sweeping indictment of the entire black community, and for some reason the white community either can’t or refuse to grasp such a conceptual fact about the black community as a whole. In the Zimmerman murder trial it’s not only irresponsible for media to predict what the seated 6 panel juror will conclude during deliberations, it’s also absurd, and outright stupid. However, black people are well aware of the tactics utilized by white controlled media. The obvious bias color commentary offered by networks such as Fox News and CNN, is only being circulated to construct a perspective within the masses (chiefly conservative and well-to-do white people) that Zimmerman was right, had credible apprehensive fear, and most importantly that it’s acceptable to kill unarmed black youth in this country for no other provocation other than the fact they may look or are perceived as being suspicious.

Whites will campaign that Zimmerman was beat up by the youth and offer images of insignificant injuries which were blown out of proportion as smoking gun evidence that he was justified in killing Trayvon Martin. Most people living in urban settings regardless of ethnicity will tell you, that if you follow someone and get too close in the fashion which Zimmerman did to Trayvon, it’s a good chance you probably will get your ass kicked. Anyone who doesn’t understand the rules of urban culture are not even qualified to pass judgement on the actions of young Trayvon Martin, given the circumstances that have been revealed so far in the case. The fact that Zimmerman nor anyone else who observed even a portion of the conflict that night didn’t see Trayvon Martin commit any crime, clearly demonstrates that George Zimmerman was operating on his own perceptions of the youth (profiling), and the foundation from which this entire senseless tragic event was born.

Zimmerman was admittedly following young Trayvon that night and was even told by a police dispatcher “we don’t need you to do that”, and resulting in the teen’s death only minutes later. “Zimmerman is innocent” pundits rationalize that the dispatcher only suggested that he not follow the youth. It’s not rocket science that if you’re on a recorded call with a police dispatcher and they advise you not to follow the person, chances are you more than likely will be viewed as the aggressor if something bad happens. Zimmerman knew that no one was around, that it was dark, and believed that he was intelligent enough to manipulate the system and get away with killing a black teen. After all, he had studied criminal investigations and was very knowledgeable about Florida’ “Stand Your Ground” law. In fact, I even believe Zimmerman thought no one would raise too much of a fuss over young black Trayvon Martin’ death, and he created a bizarre story about what happened that night. People may have observed Trayvon on type of him, I mean it’s clear that George Zimmerman got his ass kicked by a 17-year-old kid, but if Zimmerman was really fearful that he was going to sustain severe bodily injury or death, why would he then turn around and give police false or inconsistent accounts of what actually happened which led up to him killing an unarmed teenager?

Zimmerman lied to police in recorded interviews, claiming that once he shot Trayvon, he got on top of his back and spread his arms apart to control the kid, and even claimed he solicited assistance from a neighbor to help him control the teen. It’s simply not very credible that Trayvon remained combative after having been shot in the chest with the bullet penetrating his heart. More importantly, several responding officers to the shooting scene that night testified that they found an unconscious and unresponsive Trayvon Martin lying face down with his hands beneath his body. This major inconsistency in Zimmerman’s story is perhaps the single most important indicator that he not only lied to police, but lied because he knew he had done something wrong. Let’s face it, even if we believe his story that Trayvon attacked him and he was in fear for his life, leading to him having to shoot the teen to stop the attack, the fact that he lied about particulars related to the altercation tends to point to guilt on the part of Zimmerman, and if he lied about how the incident unfolded he should not be deemed as credible regarding his account of that night in it’s entirety. He also stated during a live television broadcast on the sean Hannity show that he knew nothing about “stand your ground” legislation, and had that lie uncovered when his former professor Alexis Carter testified that he taught “stand your ground” continuously during his instruction of the course because the class was very interested in the topic.

Despite the plethora of lies and inconsistencies that have been exposed about Zimmerman, the media, and his supporters strangely refuse to give such contrast in his stories any weight and continue to claim Zimmerman did nothing wrong the night he shot and killed Trayvon Martin. Some white people have raised the bar for a new standard of racism in this country, by defending a killer of an unarmed teen, and a killer who was actually caught with the gun smoking while still in his hands. Instead of allowing this case to playout in a court of law, some racist white people in media and within the public at large have the usual tools of manipulation, prejudice, and media propaganda at play. Through media and other means of public persuasion, the old racist American south mentality of injustice toward people of color has manifested it’s way into the forefront of modern socialism in this country.

Black people can accept that Zimmerman wasn’t arrested the night he shot Trayvon Martin because we are accustomed to the manner in which whites who commit crime are treated in comparison to black criminals. The injustice of Zimmerman not having been immediately arrested that night has been trumped by his eventual arrest and subsequent pending criminal charges. The proactive advocacy for justice in this case by black people is what sparked a serious investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement into the killing of Trayvon. The black community collectively has only sought for the case to be heard in court, but the fact that a volume of white people who lack sound, logical, and basic reasoning pertaining to many of the particulars in this case is what has many black people extremely angry about this entire ordeal. It’s safe to say that many within the black community are becoming increasingly impatient with the constant unfair, unjust, and racially motivated treatment and attack upon our people.

The Trayvon Martin killing is simply another straw pulled from a perpetuating societal issue which many within the black community believe will eventually erupt into more violence pertaining to race in America. While the racist American system continues to aid in the constant mistreatment of people of color in this country, it’s widely understood in our community that black people will one day by vindicated from the vicious and deadly hands of some racist white people by any means necessary. No Justice No Peace!! Justice for Trayvon Martin, his family, other black youth, and we should also steadfastly pray for peace for all of God’s people.

 

 

The People’s Champion

I’m David Adams

David Adams

Self proclaimed geek, Advocate for the homeless, Social Change, Crime Blogger, and mobile technology enthusiast. A recognized Journalist and Human Interest Writer championing the plight of the masses whom are without a voice of their own.

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13 Responses to “The Black Perspective: Black Community’ Anger Surrounding The George Zimmerman Murder Trial”

  1. lee says:

    City Manager of Florida is black so he was racially motivated to create a racial profiling platform. Enough already. What do you see you skin color as black as opposed to being a human being? I am brown and I never would pinpoint all my social ills to me being a minority and being treated as inferior to blacks. Whatever happens to me which may be perceived ad social injustice is because I didn’t do my best enough, I am not educated enough, I am not accomplished enough.

  2. lee says:

    City Manager of Florida is black so he was racially motivated to create a racial profiling platform. Enough already. Why do you see you skin color as black as opposed to seeing yourselves as human beings? I am brown and I never would pinpoint all my social ills to me being a minority and being treated as inferior to the “superior” whites. Whatever happens to me which may be perceived and social injustice is because I didn’t do my best enough, I am not educated enough, I am not accomplished enough.

    • Dweetta Adams says:

      BLACK AND PROUD IN A WHITE RACIST SOCIETY I WILL NEVER APOLOGIZED FOR MY RACE WE HAVE DONE TO MUCH FOR THE WORLD AS A WHOLE JUST DO THE RESEARCH BUT I WILL NOT IGNORE THE INJUSTICE EITHER TO MAKE IT EASY FOR OTHERS TO BLEND. I DO NOT WANT TO BLEND AND YES I AM AS AMERICANS AS APPLE PIE ..

  3. l.l. says:

    Why???? To answer the question as to why is because Trayvon was a thug in the making. Did he have an excuse to assault the overeager George Zimmerman? I see many blacks have very bad attitudes, lazy and with very bad behavior. I admire blacks who educate themselves, who raise their family with values and who believe that they are as good as anybody else. But the ghetto blacks are cancer. They are eating up their own bones. They live in the past and live day to day with anger. As a black community, you must treat that cancer from within. Why do you suppose there are ghetto blacks who can’t make it in society? It’s because they want to live like animals instead of being decent human beings. They are racists themselves. Move on. Be human beings. Work hard to change society for the better. Stop talking like ghetto. Stop the thug behaviors, the language, the clothes, the attitude. Blacks are extremely talented people. Why not use that God-given talent to make a mark in society, one black person at a time? By the way, I am brown/black combination. My father was black and my mother was Asian but I was raised with manners, refinement, with education. I could have chosen to act like those hootchie mamas but I knew I would never go far.

    • Overtymer Adio says:

      I can’t believe that these words can from a woman who has African blood in her. Where is your humanity. Your bond with others with African blood? How on earth could you ever accept for a grown man to stalk a kid and later shoot him and falsely claim self defense? How could you?

      • Goddbody says:

        You know that the lighter some people of color are the more they try to act, think, and conform to the perspective of white folks. You’ll have to excuse the child, for she knows not what she do..smh!!

        • Dweetta Adams says:

          I AGREE she stupid because the lighter you are the more the white man hate you because you can blend .

    • Dweetta Adams says:

      You can have all that and still be a nigger to the real racist whites do some research on Malcolm x miss manners LOL

  4. ann roberts says:

    Zimmerman was a strange grown man with a gun following a teen boy he tried to detain him and trayvon defended him self but he did not have a gun zimmerman did .

  5. ann roberts says:

    sanford set the bar high pay back is a bitch see you when a white teen is follow and killed

  6. ann roberts says:

    omara creates a cartoon base on zimmerman lies not facts

  7. Dweetta Adams says:

    I AM WAITING FOR A WHITE TEEN TO GET MURDER BY A BLACK MAN WITH A GUN A GROWN MAN AT THAT

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