This Is Getting So Old – Updated


If you had hoped the verdict in the George Zimmerman case was going to be the end of it, well, sorry. The race-baiters won’t let it go, and their leaders are in power. Despite the FBI’s finding that there was no racial motivation in the death of Trayvon Martin, at least not on the part of Zimmerman, Attorney General Eric Holder is looking into pursuing federal charges against him, and contradicted the FBI’s findings in a speech. Of course, Jay Carney “hinted” that President Obama would be open to such a prosecution.

Via Drudge, here are some more unfortunate headlines.

I guess we’ll have to wait for the outrage over the murder of 16 year old Darryl Boggs, a Chicago boy who didn’t want to join a gang. His story doesn’t fit the narrative, so it will be ignored while the politicians and hustlers work overtime to inflame racial tensions. So much for a post-racial America. What a sad day.

But the very fact that this case was brought in the first place, in an absence of serious evidence — which became ever more painfully obvious as the prosecution strained to try to come up with anything worthy of a murder trial — will be of limited encouragement as to how long this will remain America.

The political perversion of the criminal justice system began early and at the top, with the president of the United States. Unlike other public officials who decline to comment on criminal cases that have not yet been tried in court, Barack Obama chose to say, “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.”

It was a clever way to play the race card, as he had done before, when Professor Henry Louis Gates of Harvard was arrested.

But it did not stop there. After the local police in Florida found insufficient evidence to ask for Zimmerman to be prosecuted, the Obama administration sent Justice Department investigators to Sanford, Fla., and also used the taxpayers’ money to finance local activists who agitated for Zimmerman to be arrested.

Political intervention did not end with the federal government.

Read the whole thing, and then ask yourself if this is still the America you grew up in.

Update: Here’s something you won’t be hearing from the MSM or the professional race baiters.

The February 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martion might never have happened if school officials in Miami-Dade County had not instituted an unofficial policy of treating crimes as school disciplinary infractions. Revelations that emerged from an internal affairs investigation explain why Martin was not arrested when caught at school with stolen jewelry in October 2011 or with marijuana in February 2012. Instead, the teenager was suspended from school, the last time just days before he was shot dead by George Zimmerman.

Trayvon Martin was not from Sanford, the town north of Orlando where he was shot in 2012 and where a jury acquitted Zimmerman of murder charges Saturday. Martin was from Miami Gardens, more than 200 miles away, and had come to Sanford to stay with his father’s girlfriend Brandy Green at her home in the townhouse community where Zimmerman was in charge of the neighborhood watch. Trayvon was staying with Green after he had been suspended for the second time in six months from Krop High School in Miami-Dade County, where both his father, Tracy Martin, and mother, Sybrina Fulton, lived.

Both of Trayvon’s suspensions during his junior year at Krop High involved crimes that could have led to his prosecution as a juvenile offender. However, Chief Charles Hurley of the Miami-Dade School Police Department (MDSPD) in 2010 had implemented a policy that reduced the number of criiminal reports, manipulating statistics to create the appearance of a reduction in crime within the school system. Less than two weeks before Martin’s death, the school system commended Chief Hurley for “decreasing school-related juvenile delinquency by an impressive 60 percent for the last six months of 2011.” What was actually happening was that crimes were not being reported as crimes, but instead treated as disciplinary infractions. (Read More)

Ah well, at least Rush Limbaugh picked up on it. Oh, and then there’s the news that Trayvon’s dad was a member of the Crips gang. But none of these details matter. The media and the president and the DOJ have their narrative and they’re sticking to it no matter the facts. Forget the thousands of black kids who routinely get gunned down in American cities, they don’t get a second thought, because to think about them would make us think about re-examining the liberal/progressive/Marxist policies that got us to this point. Better to just find a scapegoat and stoke racial unrest than to do anything about the underlying problems.

Oh, and one more thing, why hasn’t the media showed you the picture of Trayvon Martin at the 7-11 shortly before his confrontation with Zimmerman? We see photos of him looking like an innocent little 12 year old, but no photos of him looking as he did on that fateful night. Why? Why not put the full truth out there and let people make up their own minds?

Update: More here on Martin’s appearance and the FBI investigation. Also, a Hispanic man was beaten, kicked and stomped to the chants of “This is for Trayvon.” How post-racial. In my community we just see people, Americans, who may look different, but we’re all friends and don’t judge by skin color or religion. I didn’t realize we had it wrong.

Update: Also see Maggie’s post on NBC’s defense excuse for altering Zimmerman’s 911 call. Zimmerman is suing them. I hope he wins.