The Watchtower of Destruction: The Ferrett's Journal - If Trayvon Martin Had Worn A Nice Suit, He’d Be Alive Today (Or At Least Be Shot By Someone Le
If Trayvon Martin Had Worn A Nice Suit, He’d Be Alive Today (Or At Least Be Shot By Someone Le|
"And it begins." Wow. Slightly more polite than an eye-roll and "here we go." Kind of dismissive and disrespectful, don't you think?
A quick google search on George Zimmerman reveals: http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2012/03/23/george_zimmerman_s_long_lonely_war_against_black_youths_doing_things.html
In August 2011, he called to report a black male in a tank top and shorts acting suspicious near the development's back entrance. "[Complainant] believes [subject] is involved in recent S-21s"—break-ins—"in the neighborhood," the call log states. The suspect, Zimmerman told the dispatcher, fit a recent description given out by law enforcement officers.
Three days later, he called to report two black teens in the same area, for the same reason. "[Juveniles] are the subjs who have been [burglarizing] in this area," he told the dispatcher.
On April 22, 2011, Zimmerman called to report a black male about “7-9” years old, four feet tall, with a “skinny build” and short black hair. There is no indication in the police report of the reason for Zimmerman’s suspicion of the boy.
So respectfully, you must not have looked very hard. The black community has been keeping a very close watch on this case, so I've seen these calls and reports repeated over and over again.
You might want to consider divorcing yourself from the idea that because you haven't seen it, there is no evidence to support it. Maybe you also want to consider looking for the evidence to support a "claim".
I can't seem to see my comment above, what I see instead is "Suspicious Comment."
I have a day job and I tend to ignore polemic screeds such as the one you linked.
Fortunately, the inflammatory and inaccurate summary created by a highly biased source actually linked to reliable source information, as here: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/03/23/did-trayvon-shooter-abuse-911.html
For example, the call regarding a 7-9 year old makes total sense in the context of the raw logs:
"COMP ADVS S43 IS WALKING ALONE & IS NOT SUPERVISED ON BUSY STREET // COMPL CONCERNED FOR WELL BEING."
This by the way makes the article you quoted a flat out lie, "There is no indication in the police report of the reason for Zimmerman’s suspicion of the boy."
I'm not buying the claim that Zimmerman is a racist. I'm clear that he's a killer.
What I'm watching in disgust is everyone else's racist reactions, and I feel comfortable in including the article cited as among those racists.
What I recall of my 'suspicious comment' was that I pulled up the actual numbers and determined that of the 46 calls to police:
-- only a handful concerned suspicious persons
-- most were to the non-emergency number, NOT 911
That's a far cry from "his 46 calls to 911 were to report suspicious young black males." Your words.
Now that I have the raw dispatch log, when I next get a spare hour I'll analyze it.
My professional observation is that the media is almost always biased and usually gets it wrong. So if hundreds of sites and thousands of bloggers are saying X, that is neither proof nor the absence of proof. I have been on the ground too many times and read a completely baloney news article the next day or week -- and both of the times I was on the ground when CNN was there, CNN got it wrong.