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Democrats ‘Celebrate’ Zimmerman Charges

From the Politico:

Lawmakers hail George Zimmerman murder charges

By: MJ Lee
April 11, 2012

Democratic members of Congress and civil-rights activists celebrated Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey’s announcement Wednesday evening that George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed Trayvon Martin in February, would be charged with second-degree murder.


For Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.), the Miami congresswoman who represents the district in which Martin lived, the announcement was one that made her feel as though a “weight has been lifted off of my shoulders and off my heart.”

“I feel that justice has been served. I think we are heading towards justice. I just feel great,” Wilson said. “I feel so much relief for the mother, the father, the grandmother, … all of the cousins that live here in the district with me.”

Wilson told POLITICO that her sense of relief was especially acute for the younger residents of her district.

“The youngsters who attended high school with [Martin] are absolutely distraught,” she said. “This sort of gives them some hope that they can proceed with their senior year. … We had grief counselors in schools with them to help them get through this because they are afraid! Afraid to walk down the street and think that this could happen to them. Tremendous. Tremendous.”

Apparently, now that Zimmerman is behind bars black people are no longer afraid to walk down the street. They are no longer at risk of being murdered by white Hispanics.

Even though 93% of black homicides are committed by blacks.

Rep. Bobby Rush, who was removed from the House floor last month for wearing a hoodie — the clothing that Martin was wearing the night he was killed that has become a national symbol — offered his congratulations to supporters who had put on their hoods to symbolically call for Zimmerman’s arrest

Lest we forget, Mr. Rush was the ‘Secretary Of Defense’ for the first Black Panthers. Who, in fact, regularly killed people because of the color of their skin.

Zimmerman being charged was not only a victory for some members of Congress but one that was also welcomed by civil-rights activists — with a sense of hesitation.

“The whole world — [it took] two months to get an armed man charged with second degree. It shouldn’t take the whole world to do that,” the Rev. Jesse Jackson said. “My relief is measured because while he’s arrested, the law has not changed. … I won’t be satisfied until the ‘stand your ground’ law is repealed.”

Which is really what this case is all about. (In addition to the usual race-baiting.) The left wants to take away the right to self defense.

Standing alongside Martin’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, the Rev. Al Sharpton took on a similarly somber tone as he emphasized unity and calm.

And never mind that the Reverend Sharpton has his own history of whipping up violence against people because of the color of their skin. Which could be called ‘profiling.’

“Despite the fact that we are different political parties and different political persuasions, … tonight maybe America could come together and say that only the facts should matter when we’re dealing with a loss of life,” said Sharpton, who has led rallies and spoken out on behalf of Martin’s family in recent weeks. “They’ve lost their son. … This is not about gloating. This is about pursuing justice. We have not won anything.”

Note the implicit threat. "We have not won anything" (yet). Sharpton won’t be happy until Zimmerman gets life in prison. In fact, not even then, because then he will complain that Zimmerman won’t be executed.

In a clear indication that Martin’s death had not only pulled on the heartstrings of the black community but those of other minority groups as well, the leaders of the Congressional Tri-Caucus were quick to express their approval.

What the devil is the "Tri-Caucus"? Besides laughable.

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.), who sponsored a resolution to memorialize Martin and that seeks a reexamination of “stand your ground” laws, said in an interview that the charge being brought against Zimmerman was proof that “justice is blind.”

“This is going [to] ensure most Americans that justice is in fact blind and it doesn’t matter who you are — if you believe that you are exempt from justice, this is an example that you’re not,” Cleaver said…

Mr. Cleaver is another prime example of everything that is wrong with our country.

The chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus echoed Cleaver’s sentiment, saying in an interview that he found the second degree murder charge “encouraging.”

Have we heard from the White Hispanic Caucus yet?

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, April 12th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

15 Responses to “Democrats ‘Celebrate’ Zimmerman Charges”

  1. Anonymoose says:

    They got what they wanted; mob rule wins, the minority is always right and forget what the majority, law, or due process says. How is second degree murder justified? Unless something substantially different comes to light the gun was legally carried and only came out after Trayvon attacked Zimmerman.

    It’s also clear this is being used as an attack on the “stand your ground law.” Why? You’d think as often as blacks portray themselves as victims that they would be in favor of protecting themselves without fear of going to jail.

    I’ve tried not be racial about this but it’s hard not to see it as a movement to make sure those “innocent” youths who go wilding for fun or see something they can never have so it’s okay to steal it will be protected, and anyone who resists will be duly and swiftly punished.

    • Petronius says:

      Z’s big mistake was trying to build a life for himself in a multikulti neighborhood.

      Trayskittle’s big mistake was assuming that the chubby, slow Z was unarmed and defenseless.

      Yet this tragedy might never have occurred if not for Liberalism.

      In the good old days a hooded man prowling around the back of houses might have been arrested by police for loitering. But then activist justices on the Supreme Court struck down local laws against loitering and vagrancy as status offenses, thereby depriving police of a useful weapon to prevent crime. As a result, police generally no longer patrol neighborhoods, but instead react after a crime has been committed or in response to a report.

      This does not appear to be a “stand your ground” case because Z never had an opportunity to retreat once the President’s son approached him, struck him to the ground, jumped on him, and began bashing his head into the concrete. But perhaps whites (or white-Hispanics) are deemed to possess supernatural powers, much like leftist bills are deemed to pass Congress without votes?

      It appears instead to be a collateral attack on the right of self-defense and concealed carry.

      But is this also tantamount to an open season on whites (or white-Hispanics)?

      The only known witness and Z’s physical injuries support Z’s account. (Last night Hannity mentioned a 2d witness who supports Z’s version of the facts.) If so, this arrest doesn’t make legal sense, unless there is another witness for the prosecution who had better visibility, or some key physical evidence yet to be disclosed.

      Based on facts now available, it appears to be a political lynching :

      • First, the appointment of a special prosecutor, Corey.

      • Second, an impressive amount of resources are being marshaled to convict Z. Note that Corey has assembled a “dream team” including the two top homicide prosecutors in Florida and a large squad of investigators.

      • Third, Z has been overcharged. Second degree murder means an intent to kill without reasonable provocation. Killing another on reasonable provocation or in mutual combat is voluntary manslaughter––not murder.

      Under the facts given to date, it would seem that any white (or white-Hispanic) who successfully defends himself/herself from a violent attack by one of the President’s sons would automatically face arrest and trial for 2d degree murder, confronted by the full resources of the State, even if the white (or white-Hispanic) is supported by witnesses and physical injuries.

      If the white (or white-Hispanic) is attacked by a gang of yoots, under the Corey rule the testimony of the yoots would be presumed sufficient to arrest and convict him, if he survives the attack, unless the white (or white-Hispanic) has multiple witness to corroborate his plea of self-defense.

      Most reasonable people would agree that Z and others have a right of self-defense. Perhaps Corey is proceeding in full knowledge that her hand-picked prosecutors cannot win a conviction for 2d degree murder (or lesser included offenses), that a jury will accept a verdict of self-defense, and therefore Z’s trial will clear the air and quell black and Liberal outrage.

      If so, Corey is operating under a delusion.

      Most of us have assumed that American institutions are still basically fair, and that whites (and white-Hispanics) will receive justice at the hands of multikulti courts and juries. Based on long experience, I would disagree.

      Whether Z is acquitted or convicted, we might expect black riots and more violence against whites (and white-Hispanics).

      The lesson? Avoid blacks at all costs and travel in groups.

  2. Melly says:

    It’s all about $$$$$. Note that in section 2 of the Florida immunity statute 776.032 a person is “immune” from criminal or CIVIL action if they are not arrested. The arrest itself can be interpreted as “Probable Cause” the force, or action taken, was unlawful.

    Remember the key distinction between guilt or innocence in Criminal vs. Civil trials. In criminal trials the burden of proof is “beyond a reasonable doubt”. In civil trials the burden of proof is “with a preponderance of the existing evidence”; this is where probable cause comes into play. For the purpose of “monetary justice” it only takes an arrest; a subsequent conviction is not necessary.

    Without an arrest there is no standing for a civil case awarding monetary damages to Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fuller against George Zimmerman, the HOA for The Retreat At Twin Lakes, and possibly the City of Sanford and all of their respective insurance companies.

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      So…it’s retaliation (finally) by the “black comm-Yoon-it-tay” for finally putting OJ in prison.

      It’s also going to be a kangaroo court and I noted that both prosecution and defense agreed to the sealing of the proceedings.

      The defense likes that because they can create any narrative to fit the racists desires. The prosecution likes it under the presumption of prevention of the same thing. It’s a weird world.

  3. Astravogel says:

    “Different strokes for different folks” has never been more apt.

  4. Liberals Demise says:

    “Civil” rights” ?
    My arse!!
    Only if you happen to be black. Where in the hell is the
    Outrage for black on black murders?
    Our nation is set back 45 years in a mere 3 years.
    Race mongers ……. Eh, DingleBarry?

    • Petronius says:

      Where is the outrage for the black on white murders?

      There are thousands of black on white murders every year, and tens of thousands of black on white rapes, but most of them never make the national news.

      Move along folks. Nothin’ to see here.

  5. Astravogel says:

    In the spirit of Disney’s latest bomb, what about
    the white-Green and white-Red Martians? Don’t
    they figure in this fantasy somehow?

  6. AcornsRNutz says:

    How can anyone “celebrate” a decision by a DA to press charges. This is supposed to be the result of either a preliminary investigation of grand jury which has determined the case has merit to be tried (tried as in trial and tried as in attempted). Theoretically it is the objective review ofthe known facts against the questions yet to be answered and the possibility of certain evidence being able to answer that question. How can one celebrate this (fairly obvious) outcome? It doesn’t mean anything!

    Unless you are suggesting that these people know Zimmerman has almost no chance of an impartial jury and feel that due to political and media pressure over the issue a conviction is a done deal, and that coincides with any number of democrats/”civil right” activists personal agendas. Surely you are not suggesting something like that?

  7. xdannyh says:

    Yes it should be a good year for TV news. Put a “white” hispanic on the jury and we can have an OJ trial complete with “thumbs up” gesturing and a Rodney King type ending. The talking heads will be getting hair transplants and botox injections for thier 15 minutes “or is that months” of fame. Poor Jesse and Al…. their 15 is done.

  8. Liberals Demise says:

    We’re missing an important piece here, folks. They’re only charging the white half. The Spanish half gets a by.
    Sad days indeed!

  9. canary says:

    Forget one latino Zimmerman when a Black Panther female chief threatened crackers, pig skins, honkies, with a dead or alive threat. I don’t know why these “pig colored” people was edited out. Did I hear it better than this ——

    MICHELLE WILLIAMS: Let me tell you, the things that’s about to happen, to these honkeys, these crackers, these pigs, these pink people, these —- people. It has been long overdue. My prize right now this evening … is gonna be the bounty, the arrest, dead or alive, for George Zimmerman. You feel me?

    Anothe new New Black Panther “Muslim” leader rants I don’t American-law


    And Farrakhan rants and uses “n” word about a prophet before Jesus.

    Farrakhan claims Jesus was a muslim who is coming back to chop off the heads of unbelievers.


  10. Melly says:

    Harvard Prof. Alan Dershowitz: Zimmerman Arrest Affidavit ‘Irresponsible And Unethical’

    Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz appeared on MSNBC’s Hardball where fill-in host Michel Smerconish asked him his opinions of the arrest warrant issued and carried out for alleged Trayvon Martin murderer, George Zimmerman. Dershowitz called the affidavit justifying Zimmerman’s arrest “not only thin, it’s irresponsible.” He went on to criticize the decision to charge Zimmerman for second degree murder by special prosecutor Angela Corey as being politically motivated


  11. Melly says:

    What gives such rabid drooling ideological basement dwellers such thrill? Ahhh, got it; I see, tis the phrase “Deep Division” commanding such response.

    Americans are deeply divided by race over the killing of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, with 91 percent of African-Americans saying he was unjustly killed, while just 35 percent of whites thought so, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Thursday.

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      Sounds like the OJ verdict polls…but in reverse.

      ie: “Blacks can do no wrong…ever. If one does, it’s because some white dude made him do it.” And that includes their choices of beating people up, selling drugs, stealing, etc etc etc. “It’s not their fault”.

      It’s this very skewed concept of “justice” that makes me sick.

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