“This case has never been about race, nor has it ever been about the right to bear arms, But Trayvon Martin was profiled. There is no doubt that he was profiled to be a criminal. And if race was one of the aspects in George Zimmerman’s mind, then we believe that we put out the proof necessary to show that Zimmerman did profile Trayvon Martin.”
Prosecutor Angela Corey on the acquittal of George Zimmerman
When the media first learned about the shooting of young Trayvon Martin, they immediately went to press with breathless stories about the shooting of a young black child by a white man. This case exploded on the national consciousness largely because it was assumed that George Zimmerman was a white cop wannabee who shot a young black child. In fact, that “child” was seventeen, 5 feet 11 inches tall, and weighed 160 pounds, just ten shy of Zimmerman. The media further posted an old picture of a cherubic-looking young boy when the reality was Martin was no longer so small or cute. The reason the media did this was because they profiled both Zimmerman and Martin, and based their narrative on this profile.
In the liberal world, blacks and other “peoples of color” are victims and white males are racists and oppressors.
It really is as simple as that; the details are unnecessary from the liberal media’s viewpoint. They understood exactly what had happened because their profile determines how America works.
It was unfortunate from their perspective that Martin turned out to be half Hispanic, but that problem was quickly solved by creating a new class of oppressor, the “White Hispanic”.
So, upon acquittal, the woman who prosecuted Zimmerman with extreme prejudice bemoans Zimmerman’s profiling of Trayvon Martin.
First, let us examine this complaint.
Civil Rights law forbids racial profiling by the police. Police have often relied on racial profiling for a simple reason; black males commit far more crimes than whites on a per capita basis.
According to Heather MacDonald:
“About one in 33 black men was in prison in 2006, compared with one in 205 white men and one in 79 Hispanic men. Eleven percent of all black males between the ages of 20 and 34 are in prison or jail…From 1976 to 2005, blacks committed over 52 percent of all murders in America. In 2006, the black arrest rate for most crimes was two to nearly three times blacks’ representation in the population. Blacks constituted 39.3 percent of all violent-crime arrests, including 56.3 percent of all robbery and 34.5 percent of all aggravated-assault arrests, and 29.4 percent of all property-crime arrests.”
See the raw data on crime here. http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/bvvc.pdf and see a decent breakdown of it at the Blaze. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2012/04/09/race-wars-part-1-the-sho…
And so, given the greater propensity to commit crime per capita, the only logical thing anyone who is dedicated to fighting crime can do is profile. Is it unfair? Sure, but life itself is unfair. The problem is, there is no other way to deal with the problem.
Asking law enforcement to not profile is like asking a cancer doctor to check every cell in a patient’s body; it is grossly inefficient. The oncologist goes after the cancerous cells, not the healthy ones on the chance that they may secretly be cancerous. The ridiculous extremes of the Transportation Safety Agency strip-searching toddlers and old grandmothers has illustrated the utter stupidity of NOT profiling.
But be that as it may, White Liberal America has duly decided police may not profile.
Neither can employers. Neither can businessmen running a public accommodation. Neither can landlords.
But the private citizen is free to THINK whatever he chooses. This is still America, or was the last time I checked (although the current regime is working on that) and freedom of thought is the natural corollary to freedom of speech. If we have the right to say what we will, do we not have the right to think it? The First Amendment gave George Zimmerman the right to racially profile Trayvon Martin.
Apparently prosecutor Corey does not understand the Constitution.
Profiling is in the eye of the beholder. The Progressive/Liberal media has profiled the entire United States and determined white America is hopelessly racist and culturally imperialistic. Big Sis, Mr. Obama’s personal iron boot Janet Napolitano, presided over the publication of an amazing broad profiling document that claimed Tea Party members, pro-lifers, returning military, Gadsden flag wavers, Ron Paul supporters, and other conservatives were potential domestic terrorists, and indeed the police in Missouri were instructed to pay special attention to cars exhibiting signs of this pathology. http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2009/03/missouri_police_given_c… To liberals, this is just sensible police work and has little to do with profiling. To those who have been profiled in this manner it is infuriating.
Liberals love profiling, provided it hurts their political enemies.
And let us not forget, these lovers of liberty have also profiled the African American community. They have determined that blacks are too lazy to earn their living and so provided the a social safety hammock to provide for their wants and needs. They have determined that blacks are too stupid to be properly educated and so have turned their schools into baby-sitting institutions. They have determined blacks should not be disciplined so they prevent the schools from dealing effectively with problem kids.
That is what happened to Trayvon Martin. His behavior began to degrade when his father and mother split up, and the school, acting as good and proper enablers, covered up a string of misdeeds because he was a black child. We now know Martin was constantly fighting, and had, in fact, probably beaten up a bus driver. He was suspended numerous times. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2120504/Trayvon-Martin-case… He was caught by the school with burglary tools and stolen jewelry. He was known as a pothead. He was a young man out-of-control, one who would never be in control because he was given no limits by the liberals in society. He was the “no limits n*****d” as he styled himself.
No limits – that is exactly where his life went wrong.
This is what the Left has wanted for the African American community. They actually have a name for their monstrous racial profiling scheme – it’s called multiculturalism. Liberals do not approach people as individuals but as representative of their particular group. They subdivide Americans then lump them together by certain characteristics. If George Zimmerman was guilty of profiling, he was only following their lead.
And since people exist only in groups they must be dealt with in groups. Personal responsibility disappears. That is to the woe of the African American community, which, as the largely illiterate Rachel Jeantel illustrated during her “star witness” testimony, blacks racially profile whites, seeing them as oppressors. Black people don’t call the police, she explained during questioning. Why? According to Christina Coleman:
“The point is, black people can understand Rachel’s hesitancy when it came to contacting the police because the fear and doubt that comes with dealing with law enforcement is as entwined into the tapestry of our culture as is our slavery past.”
A past that has by and large been gone for generations now, but which persists not in reality but largely in the minds of African Americans, who have this imagery stoked and fanned by their race-hustling leaders and the Democratic Party. It is a form of racial profiling – of white people.
This while blacks are the most likely victims of crime themselves, and they refuse to call the police. There is, sadly, a tolerance for criminality in the black community. I realize this will get me labeled as profiling, but there most certainly is a code of Omerta in the ghetto. Poorer blacks would rather be victimized by their own then ask help of “the Man”. There is a sense in poorer black neighborhoods that the law is not for them but against them, that it is “white man’s law” and those who break it are rebels, a modern “Django Unchained”, people to be grudgingly admired. It is the anti-hero, but the only heroes young black kids ever see, because the Left has convinced them that society is stacked against them and they will never have anything better.
That is why the hip-hop culture is so against education; it is being white. That is why they enjoy misogyny, foul language, and pants around their ankles; these are things designed to challenge the authority of white America. It is a form of profiling, a way to shock the sensibilities of the ruling majority.
They are fighting the wrong war against the wrong enemy. The ones really holding them down are the ones who give them the most and promise them even more. Their erstwhile friends are the real bad guys.
Welfare, food stamps, SSI, all of the liberal social programs are the real oppressors. Liberals profiled the black community and determined they were helpless children in need of constant help and supervision. The black community chafes at this paternalism, but they think it the holdover from slavery when in reality it is an all-new type of slavery, one the white community is sinking into at the same time.
Obamaism is the new slavemaster, one who demands not just physical obedience but that you think the way you are told.
And so many in the hip-hop generation think physical power is the answer. If you are tough enough, aggressive enough, rude enough, mean enough you will get what you want. They believe (being ignorant of history) that they somehow forced change in our society through pure will. That is not so; white America was the engine for change from the beginning. The Republican Party was founded out of a sorrow for the condition of blacks here, and a war was fought. The civil rights era, too, would never have happened in an America as bad as these kids believe it to be; it was fostered by white men of good will, and the laws put in place by Republicans. The Democrats fought the civil rights agenda. One of their most revered statesman was Robert Byrd, a former Ku Klux Klan Kleagal.
There is the problem; the current “civil rights leaders” in the black community – men like Jesse Jackpot, er Jackson and Freddy’s Fashion Mart/Tawana Brawley promoter Al Sharpton – are eternally pointing out the specs in their white devil, er, brother’s eyes while ignoring the beams in their own. Trayvon Martin was killed because of rampant crime in the black community, and yet the black community refuses to do anything about it because they are led by people more interested in blaming others and in cashing in than in actually helping to solve their community problems. It is easier and more pleasurable to scream about being mistreated then to actually try to build something better. That is hard work.
And yes, the white community has problems that only we can solve. But we have tried, and very hard, to solve them. Whites are the ones who supported the civil rights laws. Whites are the ones who made the N word a profanity not to be used. Whites are the ones who put Barack Obama in office. To all of my African American brothers, I say, we are trying hard.
It is your turn to step up to the plate.
Stop racially profiling us, and get to it. If you want to honor the memory of Trayvon Martin, this is the way.