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… Oprah , You Should Know Better ! [Emmett Till] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,August 5th,2013

.. Many folks have waded into the controversy over George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin . Until today , Oprah Winfrey had not been one of them .

.. Unfortunately , she stuck her foot in her mouth , BIG time . She compared Martin to a young unfortunate and innocent black

Oprah Winfrey at her 50th birthday party at Ho...

Oprah Winfrey at her 50th birthday party at Hotel Bel Air (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

teenager , Emmitt Till . Till , for those who do not know was from Chicago . He had traveled to visit family in Mississippi in the Summer of 1955 . He did (for then) the not such a good ideal act of giving what is known as a “wolf whistle” at a white woman .
Till was murdered for what he did . Nothing else .

.. It gets worse . The local white men were not tried for years . Even though many folks knew who had done the deed . When they were , they were found not guilty . Till was an innocent , having committed a transgression (for the time) for which he was unaware of .

.. Justice was eventually done . As it was for Trayvon Martin . Martin was , though , a street punk , who used drugs , who stole jewelry , and benefited from the scandalous acts of many who failed to properly and evenly enforce the law in a non – partial manner . If they had , it is fairly likely that Trayvon Martin would still be alive , today .

.. Comparing an innocent (Emmett Till) to a street punk (Trayvon Martin) is the height of outrageous , Oprah . You are a learned , experienced , and educated , and accomplished woman . You should have gosh darned well known better .

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… Was George Zimmerman profiling Trayvon Martin ?? …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,July 24th,2013

.. I would argue , No . And I have good company .

.. The simple facts of the situation were this: Black teenage boys were committing burglaries at the townhouse community, Zimmerman had been appointed captain of the neighborhood watch . This appointment , and this resulted in him making a number of 911 calls reporting suspicious activity by black teenage boys.

.. As with so much else in this story, the truth was actually known — or at least, it was knowable, if anyone cared to look it up — because the press reported it. Reuters, April 25, 2012:

[O]ne black neighbor of the Zimmermans said recent history should be taken into account.

“Let’s talk about the elephant in the room. I’m black, OK?” the woman said, declining to be identified because she anticipated backlash due to her race. She leaned in to look a reporter directly in the eyes. “There were black boys robbing houses in this neighborhood,” she said. “That’s why George was suspicious of Trayvon Martin.”

.. This may or may not change anyone’s basic opinion of the situation, but there is no excuse for accusations based on ignorance. If black teenagers are committing crimes in your neighborhood, and you report suspected crimes to the cops, this is not “racial profiling.”

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… Yes , Joe , Trayvon was Armed … with his fists , his superior position , and concrete …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,July 24th,2013

.. GZ and being the Aggressor ..

.. Of course , that is not what happened. We know for a fact that the verbal confrontation became a physical confrontation at some trayvon martinpoint .

.. George Zimmerman asserts that Trayvon sucker – punched him , and that the initial strike broke his nose . We only have George ‘ s word for that . Fortunately for George , we also have the witness , John Good . Frankly, even this carries little weight in relation to the self-defense law of this case. Nothing up until this point carries much weight , because nothing either man had done up until this point remotely approaches deadly force .

.. Self-defense law isn’t relevant through the scramble for position that takes the men away from the “T” intersection, and to the eventual positioning of Trayvon Martin mounted upon George Zimmerman. Up until this point, Trayvon Martin was possibly guilty of felony battery, but he had not done anything justifying a lethal-force response . The felonly battery charge comes from the sucker punch .

.. A punch may well be considered deadly force to a reasonable jury . The first punch does not constituate deadly force . Only after Trayvon Martin had firmly established a mounted position of control dominating George Zimmerman did it become deadly force . Then , and only then , the actions of Trayvon Martin against George Zimmerman start building a legal justification for the use of deadly force.

.. When Trayvon first bounced Zimmerman’s head off the concrete by either punching his head and driving it into the concrete, or by

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… george zimmerman …

more intentionally grabbing his head and smashing it against the concrete, the very first blow — no matter how hard the strike — was the legal justification for the use of deadly force. Self-defense law is not predicated upon sustaining injuries. In another circumstance, you would not have to wait for someone wielding a knife to finally stab you, or allow a man with a gun to keep shooting at you until he finally makes a hit before you respond. Trayvon Martin’s first attempt to slam George Zimmerman’s head into the concrete was assault with a deadly weapon, whether he successfully connected or not.

We know from the testimony of eyewitness John Good and George Zimmerman and the botched identification of Jane Surdyka that Trayvon Martin was the “final aggressor” in this conflict. He had established a powerful dominant position that left George Zimmerman nearly defenseless. Trayvon Martin was able to deliver punishment at will, and chose to use concrete, a deadly weapon.

.. He refused to stop , as George Zimmerman offered no effective resistance  . He refused to stop as George Zimmerman screamed for help. He refused to stop when  John Good told him to stop .

.. Zimmerman felt he was about to potentially lose consciousness with the next strike of his head against concrete . He had no neighbors around him refusing to offer any assistance at all, George Zimmerman must have felt something like Kitty Genovese, who was stabbed to death over a period of time in Queens, New York, in 1964 as her neighbors ignored her cries for help.

.. Fortunately for him, George Zimmerman had one advantage over Kitty Genovese. He had a pistol tucked into a black nylon holster inside the waistband of his pants, just behind his right hip. He either twisted to his left a small amount or raised his hips in a maneuver known as a “bridge” just long enough to slip his hand into his holster and to draw his pistol. Forensic pathologist Vincent Di Maio — who wrote the book Gunshot Wounds used by pathologists and medical examiners — says the evidence shows Trayvon Martin was still in an attacking position when George Zimmerman tucked his elbow against his body and fired his gun one time as it touched Trayvon Martin’s shirt.

.. So , Joe Scarborough , Trayvon  Martin was the aggressor , not George Zimmerman . He had established the dominant position . Martin was using his advantages (his fists , his physical position , and the concrete) to his advantage . He hada to change the situation . he had the legitimate reason to use  deadly force — and he did .

[here] is Joe Scarborough ‘ s video commentary [h/t  — RealClearPolitics] , and

[here] is Sean Hannity ‘ s response [h/t –RCP]

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… Taking Down the Dei – ification of “Saint Trayvon” …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,July 21st,2013

.. i am amazed , considering what I know now , how disgusting a human being that Trayvon Martin really was . The fact that his family , his legal team , and the LameStreamMedia basically in effect tried to deify him is the height of grotesque .

.. Trayvon Martin was most certanly no saint . Not even close to it . He was not the devil , either . However , no one in public has really called him to account for his actions . Either back home (in Miami – Dade County , which was his permanent hometown) , or in Sanford (which was the home of his stepmother – to – be .

.. I was looking for this one on Rob McCain ‘ s page , and could not find it . I found the original article on the TAS website , and reproduced it on my blog . I wanted to give the original due justice , and due credit . Also , the same to the folks who were the leaders in all of this , the folks at the Conservative Tree House …

[h/t–theOtherMcCain , the ConservativeTreeHouse]
(thanks , Rob , for the repost)

Leniency is not always mercy when dealing with juvenile delinquents, and I say this on the basis of my own experience of having been a teenage dopehead in the ’70s. My hoodlum buddies got away with a lot of stuff, but we also caught a time or two, and Sheriff Earl Lee was not the kind of man a dopehead hoodlum could take lightly.

Anyway, I hadn’t followed every detail of the Trayvon Martin story, which meant I missed one of the biggest untold aspects of the story: How a see-no-evil policy by Miami-Dade Schools resulted in Trayvon getting off lightly — suspended from school for criminal acts that should have gotten him arrested.

The Last Refuge has been trying to call attention to this story for months, but of course, the mainstream media wouldn’t touch it because it looked like a story about demonizing the dead kid. (Mark Steyn had some harsh comments about the beatification of St. Trayvon, if you’re interested.) But I never noticed this angle until Pamela Geller blogged it Sunday and, the more I read about it, the more I realized that this isn’t so much about Trayvon being a hoodlum. No, this is a story about bureaucrats trying to game the system, and pretend that there was less crime in the Miami-Dade schools than there actually was. The villain in this story isn’t a racist, just a disgraced cop:

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 jewerly 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 the whole thing at The American Spectator. Leniency is not always mercy, and going to jail is better than getting shot.

UPDATE: The Last Refuge today published a recap of their excellent work in chronicling the Miami-Dade School Police cover-up.

What is interesting is that the Miami Herald, which first broke the story in March 2012, has failed to follow up on Frances Robles’ original report, and we naturally suspect political correctness as the explanation. Maybe you could talk to Frances Robles on Twitter.

She’s now with the New York Times.

and , the LastRefuge , the Conservative TreeHouse …

M-DSPD Cover Up – The Curious Case Of Trayvon Martin’s Backpack With Stolen Jewelry and Burglary Tool…

Posted on May 1, 2013by

Frances Robles - legal collectionIronically were it not for Frances Robles writing a Miami Herald article on March 26th 2012 an entire chain of events would not have taken place.

It was that Robles article, and the outlining of the Miami-Dade School Police Department’s report on a Trayvon Martin incident from October 2011, that kicked off an internal investigation by M-DSPD Police Chief Hurley against his own officers to find out who leaked the police report.

[Note: The Miami-Dade Public School System has its own Police force, and Chief, who report to the School Board and Superintendent – Not the Police Dept. The Police Chief is appointed by the School Superintendent, in this example, Alberto Carvalho]

October 2011

 

It was that M-DSPD internal affairs investigation which revealed in October 2011 Trayvon Martin was searched by School Resource Officer, Darryl Dunn. The search of Trayvon Martin’s backpack turned up at least 12 pcs of ladies jewelry, and a man’s watch, in addition to a flat head screwdriver described as “a burglary tool”.

When Trayvon was questioned about who owned the jewelry and where it came from, he claimed he was just holding it for a “friend”. A “friend” he would not name.

Later, after the police report was outlined in the Robles article, and despite Trayvon being suspended for the second time in a new school year, Martin family attorney, Benjamin Crump, said Trayvon’s dad, Tracy Martin, and Trayvon’s mom, Sybrina Fulton, did not know anything about the jewelry case.

It was only as a consequence of the M-DSPD internal affairs investigation that “why” they may not have known came to light.

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On October 21st 2011 a burglary took place a few blocks from Krop Senior High School where Trayvon Martin attended. The stolen property outlined in the Miami-Dade Police Report (PD111021-422483) matches the descriptive presented by SRO Dunn in his School Police report 2011-11477.

 Trayvon Martin

Trayvon Martin

However, there was ONE big issue. SRO Dunn never filed a criminal report, nor opened a criminal investigation, surrounding the stolen jewelry. Instead, and as a result of pressure from M-DSPD Chief Hurley to avoid criminal reports for black male students, Dunn wrote up the jewelry as “found items”, and transferred them, along with the burglary tool, to the Miami-Dade Police property room where they sat on a shelf unassigned to anyone for investigation.

A separate report of “criminal Mischief” (T-08809) was filed for the additional issue of writing “WTF” on a school locker. [It was the search for the marker used to write the graffiti that led to the backpack search].

The school discipline, “suspension”, was attached to the graffiti and not the stolen jewelry.

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The connections between the Police Burglary report and the School Report of “found items” were never made because the regular police detective in charge of the Burglary case had no idea the School Police Dept. had filed a “found items” report.

Two differing police departments, and the School Officer, Dunn, intentionally took the criminal element out of the equation – instead preferring “school discipline” and not “criminal adjudication”.

It was only when the M-DSPD Internal Affairs investigation kicked in, and six officers gave sworn affidavits, the manipulative scheme to improve criminal statistics within the School System were identified openly.

School Superintendent Alberto Carvalho gave his hire, Police Chief Hurley, instructions to reduce the criminal behavior of young black males. The chosen strategy between them, to insure optical success, was to stop using the Criminal Justice System to punish black student behavior. Instead they instructed the School Resource Officers to use school discipline in place of criminal justice.

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Former M-DSPD Police Chief Hurley with son and wife

Another approach was the use of The Baker Act, to quantify behaviors under health HIPPA law secrecy by assigning the students with psychological problems. This allowed them to again use school discipline and work around criminal reports.

Without the reports, the statistics would improve immensely;  And improve they did.

M-DSPD Media Advisory - Copy

 

The final approach, to insure no-one would find out about the manipulation, was to change the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for inter-agency information sharing.

This new SOP was outlined by a communications directive in 2010 forbidding the sharing of Miami-Dade School Police reports to outside agencies without redaction. Officers had to send any and all requests through the public information officer.

Hence, the furor of Chief Hurley when the Robles article hit the press and cited police reports – Hurley smelled a leaker and launched an investigation.

Ultimately the internal affairs investigation initiated by Hurley led to his own firing, because the officers questioned told the internal affairs investigators the truth of what was going on and outed the scheme.

One of the examples of this in action was the jewelry incident and Trayvon Martin – as accidentally outlined in the Herald report. But the Herald never knew their reporting had launched an internal affairs investigation which led to the collapse of the scheme.

Meanwhile the stolen jewelry from the burglary (PD111021-422483) was sitting on a shelf in the Property Room listed as (2011-11477 “found items) gathering dust.

Until we started digging, and the FOIA requests revealed not only the scheme, but the fact a victim was never made whole with the return of their items.

That is, until now.

Yesterday we contacted Detective Manresa, assigned to the burglary case, of the Miami-Dade Police Department to notify him some of his victims’ stolen items were actually in the Miami-Dade property room:

Subject: Attn: Detective Omar Manresa [RE: PD111021-422483 Burglary at XXXX XX XXXXX]

Dear Detective Manresa,

Per phone conversation of 4/30/13 @ 10:20am regarding burglary incident #PD111021-422483

During the course of research surrounding an internal affairs M-DSPD investigation in March/April of 2012 it coincidentally came to our attention that School Resource Officer Darryl Dunn (Dr. Krop Senior High School) filled out a report of items from a student’s backpack without criminal attachment.

The internal documentation used by SRO Dunn only listed the contents of the backpack as “found items” and a burglary tool. He was trying to avoid subjecting the student [Trayvon Martin] to a criminal investigation, therefore no criminal report, nor investigation was initiated.

This action by SRO Dunn was taken at the direction and request of former M-DSPD Police Chief Hurley who had advised his officers to avoid writing criminal reports on student offenders; Apparently in an attempt to artificially improve the recorded criminal student statistics.

The internal report #2011-11477 never attached the stolen property to the student who was carrying it when searched. The property was taken to the custody of Carmen Gonzalez, Property Specialist, where it was held, and still should be located.

The details surrounding this event are outlined in the following sworn affidavits completed by members of the Miami-Dade School Police Department. (they are extensive)

http://www.scribd.com/doc/135564937/Sergeant-William-Tagle-Internal-Affairs-Investigative-Report

http://www.scribd.com/doc/135684004/Steven-N-Hadley-Sr-affidavit-and-investigation

http://www.scribd.com/doc/135692728/Affidavit-From-Commander-Deanna-Fox-Williams

http://www.scribd.com/doc/136164820/sergeant-Lourdes-Hodges-Sworn-Statement-Affidavit

http://www.scribd.com/doc/136392330/Sworn-affidavit-of-Detective-Gylamar-Ochoa-MDSPD

http://www.scribd.com/doc/136642019/Sergeant-Bradley-Rosh-MDSPD-Sworn-Affidavit

As mentioned, if you contact the victim of Miami-Dade burglary #PD111021-422483, and review with them the property confiscated by M-DSPD SRO Dunn listed under #2011-11477, we believe you will be able to return at least a portion of the stolen merchandise.

Perhaps some of the items returned may have sentimental, as well as obvious financial, value.

Right is Right Even If Nobody Does it; and Wrong is Wrong, even if Everybody Does it…

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… It is Why Trayvon Martin was …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,July 21st,2013

.. a punk . A juvenile justice punk . An unpunished punk .

.. Trayvon Martin was originally from Greater Miami – Dade County . Anyone wonder why he was not in school , like he should have been ? Good . He was suspended . Suspended , instead of arrested , and having his sorry rear end thrown into Juvenile Hall in Dade County (Miami) , Florida . That is why he was able to be up in Sanford , but it was only part of the story .

.. Politically correct justice was another . If the County Cops (yea , county cops) had been doing their job down there , he would have been in the justice system . Just like he should have been . But , because of the P.C. kick to goose the statistics (race norming) , he was not . Instead of an arrest and jail term , he was only suspended from school . It was also something that would not appear on his criminal record . Nice one , Dade County !

[h/t — the MaraRushi (the Rush Limbaugh Show)]
[h/t — also , Rob McCain (the OtherMcCain)]

The Left Throws a Temper Tantrum Over the Zimmerman Verdict
July 15, 2013

Windows Media

BEGIN TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: Hey, there’s a protest. I see it. I’m looking at it. It’s a… No, sorry. It’s in Egypt. Never mind. It’s a bunch of people protesting for Morsi. I had a dream last night. I had the craziest dream in the world. Wait ’til you hear this dream, folks. I had a dream that the president, Barack Obama, decided to promote racial healing by reaching out and appointing Zimmerman to replace Janet Napolitano.

I woke up with a start, and I said, “Whoa, what is this?” It was like a cross between a dream and a nightmare. Of course it would never, ever happen. Obviously it would never, ever happen. But I thought, “What in the world made me dream this?” and I remembered, Snerdley, that we were sitting here speculating on Friday about the trial and the reaction to the trial. Let’s just go back. Grab audio sound bite number one. Let’s just review the points that I made about this on Friday’s big program.

RUSH ARCHIVE: It’s hard to predict what’s gonna happen. (interruption) Well, Monday or Friday, what difference does a day make to a rioter? No, no. Big difference. Even if you get media coverage of your riot on Saturday, it’s not as impactful as on a Monday or Tuesday. … This, they’re just hoping. I mean, as I say, they haven’t had any real good riots since Rodney King. They’re long overdue. (interruption) What are you shaking your head at in there, Dawn? You think that’s not true? The media, I’m talking about the media needs them. I don’t want any riots, don’t misunderstand. From the media perspective, we haven’t had a good riot in this country in I don’t know how long. A riot is an opportunity for the media to show how unjust and unfair, basically how sucky the country is, and there hasn’t been that chance.

RUSH: So we were talking about, if a verdict comes on Saturday, what is the impact gonna be versus if a verdict came today or Tuesday. The verdict came late Saturday night, and I don’t think that’s a coincidence. Late Saturday. I was stunned. I gotta tell you something, folks. I was surprised. I really was. All during the day and evening I had people asking my opinion. People do that all the time.

They ask me what I think about everything, and I told ’em I expected some sort of a guilty verdict. I mean, it was all there. You had six female jurors, you had race, you had the president involved, you had a community scared to death of what’ll happen if there’s a not-guilty verdict, emotion-over-common sense evidence, all this kind of thing. When that verdict came down, I wasn’t even watching TV at the time. I was notified by virtue of somebody sending me an e-mail or a text, I forget which.

So then I turned on the TV and started reading. I was stunned, and then I looked at the time. “It’s almost near midnight here,” and then I started looking at the pictures on TV. There was nobody there. The crowds at the courthouse were very tiny, and Fox didn’t have anybody there. Poor Harris Faulkner had to anchor the thing for an hour by herself before they were able to roust any of their experts out of bed (or the bars, wherever they were on late Saturday night) and get ’em in there.

And then I saw Geraldo.

They went to Geraldo right away and I said, “Uh-oh! The Grim Reaper. Something’s happened if they’ve got Geraldo.” As it turns out, Geraldo was just the first one out of bed. I mean, nobody was prepared for this to happen on Saturday. I think that there… We will never know, probably, but I just find it difficult to think that there was a coincidence that the verdict was announced late on a Saturday when nobody was really expecting it to happen, and it might have been a rather smart thing to do.

But, you know, I’m watching all of the leftists react to this, and there are some vigils going on, and there are some… maybe you’d call them rallies and so forth. You know, I got the impression… I really believe this. If you look at the people unhappy with this — and maybe I’m dead wrong about this. But no matter where you go — CNN, MSNBC, some of the blogs. Of course we had the NFL players tweeting on this.

But they’re just… I don’t know. Their heart doesn’t seem to be fully invested in this thing. And as a result, the media is doing everything it can to fire up emotions. Every picture of Trayvon Martin that we see, he gets younger and younger. I fully expect that before the end of the week, somebody will find a picture of him in diapers to put up there. But look at it this way. There was a story at Business Insider on Sunday about thousands protesting the Zimmerman trial verdict, and they’d taken over Times Square.

There were a lot of people there. So I tuned in to it, and I just got the impression that I don’t think these people really care so much about Trayvon Martin. I think what we’re looking at here is a… Remember Peter Jennings, after the Republicans won the House in 1994? What did he call it? Ah, the public had a “temper tantrum.” The kids had a temper tantrum. And in a way, this is sort of the way I see this. The liberals out there were having a little temper tantrum, because they didn’t get their way.

But, really, folks, how often are they on the losing end of anything anymore? They’re getting gay marriage. They got Obamacare. They’ve got Obama. I mean, if the mob wishes to impose something, it happens. The left really isn’t losing anything. This verdict is not part of a string of defeats for the left. It is an interruption in a string of victory after victory, profound victory after victory after victory. So these are people that, the past four or five years, have been used getting their way on whatever it is.

Gay marriage, immigration, you name it, they are getting their way. Massive health care entitlement. So here comes a little burp in the whole process, and for once, they’re on the losing end of something. (interruption) Yeah, like gun control. This and gun control are two of the things that they still haven’t been able to impose on people. That’s what my point is. If they don’t like a voter-approved initiative such as in California, they get it overturned.

They find a judge who will proclaim it’s unconstitutional, and while all this happens, the Republicans dutifully roll over and play dead and all this. So their attitude, I think, is, “How dare a jury not comply? How dare a jury deny us what we want?” I think these protests are more about that than they are about the fate of Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin, ’cause when you get right down to it, Zimmerman is not a white guy.

The whole effort here to make this a racial thing really hasn’t been on firm ground. Zimmerman is biracial. So they call him a “white Hispanic” in an effort to gin up the racial aspect, but they just weren’t able to, at the end of the day. They tried, and I think that’s what they’re really ticked off about. They know if they had been able to really make this a racial hate crime, then they would have gotten the verdict they wanted.

But they weren’t able to.

They weren’t able to convince people that this really was an event governed by the institutional racism and bigotry and near slavery of this country. And, as such, they’re just having a temper tantrum. I mean, there are real, real crimes where real black people are being slaughtered in American cities, and they don’t raise a syllable of protest about it. Chicago comes to mind, but there are other cities of course.

But this was a hopeful event, hopeful in the sense that the media and the progressives looked at it as another chance to make the case that this country’s unjust and immoral, but they really didn’t have the recipe with full-fledged pure ingredients, because Zimmerman isn’t a white guy. He is Hispanic and, as such, is part of a minority. I mean, calling Zimmerman a “white Hispanic” would be no different than calling Obama a “white African-American,” in the sense that they are both biracial.

Now, because they didn’t get their way for one of the few times recently, that’s why you hear all these people making noise about the DOJ moving in now. CNN won’t let this go. MSNBC is a disaster. The Zimmerman camp is actually thinking of suing NBC for defamation and a number of other things, and that would be fascinating, if they try that. Grab sound bites 20 and 21. This goes back to February of 2012, February 26th.

The two dates involved are February 26, 2012 and March 27th of 2012. You may have forgotten this, but this will be instantly memorable for you. On February 26th, here’s the unedited, in-context tape of the 911 call between Zimmerman and a police dispatcher shortly before Trayvon Martin was shot. In fact, replay 21 first. Let’s move forward to March. Let’s do that. Let’s play NBC’s version of this tape, the edited version of the 911 call. This is on the Today show, March 27th of 2012.

ZIMMERMAN: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. … He looks black.

RUSH: This is one of the reasons why the Zimmerman camp is thinking of suing NBC. That is not what really happened on the tape — and if you recall, NBC went through the motions of firing somebody. This was the Miami NBC bureau where the tape, the 911 tape, was altered. Here is what really happened…

ZIMMERMAN: This guy looks like he’s up to no good, or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining, and he’s just walking around looking about.

DISPATCHER: Okay. This guy, is he white, black, or Hispanic?

ZIMMERMAN: He looks black.

RUSH: So Zimmerman didn’t offer one thing about Trayvon Martin’s race ’til he was asked. The dispatcher was asking him for a description. “This guy, is he white, black, or Hispanic?” Zimmerman says, “He looks black.” That here again, sound bite 21. This is what NBC did with that. …

ZIMMERMAN: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. … He looks black.

RUSH: So that’s why I said all last week, the media’s been fully invested here in a guilty verdict, and they attempted to shape the jury pool. This is actionable stuff, if you ask me, what NBC did. It’s not the first time that NBC has engaged in this kind of chicanery. Of course NBC says, “Ah, somebody was overzealous in there. We got time constraints on the Today show, and he took the 911 tape and edited down to make it fit in our time constraint and got a little overzealous.”

No, no, no, no.

Somebody knew what they were doing when they cut this. Somebody knew exactly what they were doing when they cut this, and it was somebody that had the authority and the power to do it when they did it — and there’s a culture at NBC. Something like this did not happen unless there’s a culture at the place. I mean, every business has a culture. Fox News has a culture. You know what it is. McDonald’s has culture.

NBC, as it turns out — and most of the rest of the media — have cultures, too. So NBC was clearly doing everything it could (this is just one example of what they did) to shape this into a crime that it wasn’t. I think I know what happened here. I think I know what went down. There’s a fascinating piece, by the way, that I’ll get to in a minute. Robert Stacy McCain is writing in the American Spectator today, and the headline is: “How a Miami School Crime Cover-Up Policy Led to Trayvon Martin’s Death.”

This is a column by, again, Robert Stacy McCain, who goes back and details some of the real crimes Trayvon Martin committed as a kid, as a student, that were overlooked and went unpunished — and, as such, had an impact in creating in his mind what he could get away with and what he couldn’t. It all matters. And then this neighborhood. This neighborhood where this happened is, I think, a fascinating place within the context now of the US economy and what was going on in this neighborhood for weeks prior to this event.

And why Zimmerman… Why they even had a Neighborhood Watch, and why Zimmerman wanted to be part of it. These were people in this neighborhood… These are people that had worked hard enough to actually have homes in places that, to them, were a really nice neighborhood as far as they were concerned. They’d worked hard to get there and they wanted desperate to hold onto it. Like everybody in this economy has been desperate to hold onto what they’ve got, as this economy becomes weaker and weaker and job opportunities vanish along with the opportunity to economically improve oneself and one’s family.

As those chances dwindle, all kinds of pressure is created to hold onto what you’ve got, including not let criminals come into the neighborhood and destroy it, or steal it, or what have you. It all creates a heightened tension for everybody. I think this whole event is much more involved, detailed (nuanced, if you will), than the way the media has attempted to construct it for people. They’ve pared it down to what they think is the simplest thing in the world people understand — racism — ’cause they believe the country still is.

So they didn’t get their jury, and now they’re having their little temper tantrum. They didn’t get what they want, and they’re used to getting what they want the last five years. No matter what, no matter how, they’re used to getting it — and they didn’t get it in this case. They couldn’t do a John Roberts on this jury, and apparently they were unable to do a John Roberts on this judge. They thought they had it in the bag, I think. They thought they were gonna get their way.

They didn’t.

So now they’re out there acting like little kids having a temper tantrum.

BREAK TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: The Reverend Jackson, ladies and gentlemen, did you hear what he said? ‘Cause I’m telling you, the way to look at this is the left, the liberals are having a temper tantrum over not getting their way. They’re winning everything, folks. They’re getting everything they want, except gun control.

And as of yesterday, they haven’t gotten amnesty, but they haven’t lost amnesty yet, either. They think they’re on the road to getting that. They’re winning everything. They got Obama in the Oval Office — and whatever Obama wants to do, they’re doing. They’ve got gay marriage, everything they want. They didn’t get this. I don’t really think they care that much about Trayvon Martin. They didn’t know Trayvon Martin.

What this is, is just… It’s a temper tantrum over not having gotten their way when, in this case, I think they fully expected to. The noted media critic analyst, Bernard Goldberg, has a new column on this. Let me read to you an excerpt from Bernie’s piece. “The single biggest reason the trial got so much attention is because it played into a narrative, a false one to be sure, but one that many blacks and many white liberals love to perpetuate.

“It’s the Great American Drama about how white people get away with not only oppressing black people, but even get away with killing them. Isn’t that what Tavis Smiley meant when he said, ‘For many Americans [the verdict] is another piece of evidence of the incontrovertible contempt that this nation often shows and displays for black men.’

“Someone needs to tell Mr. Smiley,” writes Bernie here, “the Reverend Sharpton, the civil rights establishment and white liberals both in and out of the media that we are no longer living in 1955 Mississippi. If there is a crime involving two races today, the victim is most likely going to be white and the criminal is most likely going to be black — not the other way around. That may be one more thing polite people aren’t supposed to say out loud — and certainly not in public.”

That’s Bernard Goldberg in his latest column about all this. The Reverend Jackson said that the problem here was that Trayvon Martin did not have “a jury of his peers.” Now, off the top of your head, what’s wrong with that? (interruption) That’s exactly right. Good. Somebody on my staff knew. Trayvon Martin wasn’t on trial! It was Zimmerman who is guaranteed by our Constitution a jury of his peers, not Trayvon Martin.

Trayvon Martin wasn’t on trial.

But this comment, when I heard it made by the Reverend Jackson, is exactly why I believe these people are in the middle of having a temper tantrum. They just didn’t get their way, and whatever it takes to get their way — even if it means ignoring the Constitution or pretending it’s not there — they’ll do it! And this attempt to sway people’s opinions by saying that somehow, because there weren’t any blacks on the jury, that Trayvon Martin didn’t get justice?

When Trayvon wasn’t on trial?

I guess nobody is going to have the temerity to point out that Reverend Jackson’s an idiot and doesn’t know what he’s talking about, probably because he knows exactly what he’s doing when he says this. I have another brief time-out. When we come back, two pieces I mentioned. First, Robert Stacy McCain on Trayvon Martin’s history in school, and I’ve got some random thoughts about this whole Sanford, Florida, so-called “gated community” neighborhood-type thing. I think that’s a relevant aspect of what happened here and why.

BREAK TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: Robert Stacy McCain has a piece at the American Spectator on the Trayvon Martin case: “How a Miami School Crime Cover-Up Policy Led to Trayvon Martin’s Death — The February 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin 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, [Martin] was suspended from school, the last time just days before he was shot dead by George Zimmerman. Trayvon Martin was not from Sanford… 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.”

But he was suspended, so he left town and went up to Sanford to stay with his father’s girlfriend. Now, Mr. McCain says here, “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 criminal 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% 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.” So what you had here was a bureaucracy that was intent on making itself look good, and they were playing games with numbers.

So real crimes would be committed by students, not just Trayvon, and rather than being categorized as such they were just pushed over here into another column on the spreadsheet that said “disciplinary actions.” So, at the end of the day, these reports made it look like that the school district and superintendent had really started kicking butt on crimes in the schools and had really reduced it, when they hadn’t whatsoever.

The upshot is that criminal activity wasn’t punished.

It was barely even disciplined.

And so the perpetrators were never held to account, nor did they ever have to come to grips with the severity of their actions.

BREAK TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: So think about it. In some schools you get thrown out for a long time for just drawing a picture of a gun. But in Miami-Dade, you can commit real crimes and the school will cover-up for you to make their stats look better.

BREAK TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: Man, I tell you, folks, this is just — I don’t know — frustrating, maddening. There seems to be no bottom. We just keep sinking and sinking. I keep thinking we’re gonna hit the bottom and start bouncing back up. All of the cable networks are waiting with bated breath on Eric Holder. Eric Holder is going to make remarks, gonna make a speech at the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, a black sorority in Washington.

They’re celebrating their one hundredth anniversary. That’s the Delta Sigma Thetas, not to be confused with the Alpha Cow Omoogas. This is Delta Sigma Theta, and Holder’s gonna show up for the hundredth anniversary, and the media is just waiting with bated breath because what Holder has to say here is so important. He might announce the Department of Justice’s intentions to go after George Zimmerman!

And he might not.

But he might!

He might say the DOJ’s gonna go after Zimmerman with all they’ve got.

Or he might not.

But they’re all waiting with bated breath to cut away from normal programming at a moment’s notice. Apparently what Holder is going to say is so important that he couldn’t wait until tomorrow to say it. Tomorrow he’s gonna speak to the NAALCP’s annual convention in Orlando, which is just a stone’s throw from Sanford, Florida. So tomorrow Holder speaks to the NAALCP, and in just a moment to Delta Sigma Theta as they celebrate their 100th anniversary.

Back to Robert Stacy McCain. His point is if Trayvon Martin had been properly handled when committing crimes as a junior at Krop High School, rather than treated it as a disciplinary problem in either of the incidents… He stole jewelry in October of 2011. He wasn’t arrested. He was caught at school with marijuana in February of 2012. He was suspended from school in both cases, and the point here is this:

Mr. McCain said, “Either of those incidents could have put Trayvon Martin into the custody of the juvenile justice system. However, because of Chief Hurley’s attempt to reduce the school crime statistics,” Trayvon Martin was not properly handled or dealt with and a number of things result from that. He was not prosecuted. Therefore he was, in his mind, able to escape. He was not gonna be held accountable, and it all went to creating an attitude.

So that take is at the American Spectator.

END TRANSCRIPT

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… The Presidential Bully Pulpit is …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,July 20th,2013

.. to help calm down a situation , not to pour gasoline on a fire .

.. For God ‘ s Sake , has not Barack Obama understood the meaning of what it is to be President , and the powers of his office that he has at his command . My God , what is needed now is a calming voice , and leadership skill . What do we get ? Gasoline on a fire , and a flamethrower . Nice Going , Dumb Dumb .

..President Obama expanded on the acquittal of George Zimmerman at a surprise appearance in the White House briefing room today, noting that he once said he could have had a son like Trayvon Martin but now revising that to “Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.”

“I want to make sure that once again I send my thoughts and prayers, as well as Michelle’s, to the family of Trayvon Martin,” Obama said in the halting, teleprompter-less statement, where he lauded Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin for the “incredible grace and dignity with which they’ve dealt with the entire situation.”

.. Lawyer Obama said he wouldn’t discuss arguments about the legal side of the case: “I’ll let all the legal analysts and talking heads address those issues,” he said, stressing that the legal process worked in a “professional manner” as it should. “In a case such as this, reasonable doubt is relevant,” he added. “…Once the jury has spoken, that’s how our system works.” He said that it was critical to keep in mind “the African-American community is looking at this issue through a set of experiences and a history that doesn’t go away.”

“There are very few African-American men in this country who haven’t had the experience of being followed when they were shopping in a department store — that includes me,” Obama said, adding the examples of hearing car doors lock when you walk onto a block or seeing a woman “clutch her purse nervously and holding her breath” when a black man gets in an elevator.

This affects, he said, “how the African-American community interprets what happened one night in Florida.”

“There is a history racial disparities in the application of our criminal laws, everything from the death penalty to enforcement of our drug laws. And that ends up having an impact in terms of how people interpret the case,” the president continued. “This isn’t to say that the African-American community is naive about the fact that African-American young men are disproportionately involved in the criminal justice system, that they’re disproportionately both victims and perpetrators of violence. It’s not to make excuses for that fact.”

“The fact that a lot of African-American boys are painted with a broad brush and the excuses given, ‘Well, there are these statistics out there that show that African-American boys are more violent,’ using that as an excuse to then see sons treated differently causes pain.”

“Statistically, somebody like Trayvon Martin was probably, statistically, more likely to be shot by a peer than he was by somebody else,” Obama acknowledged. “Folks understand the challenges that exist for African-American boys; they get frustrated if they feel that there’s no context for it.”

If Trayvon was a white teen, he said, “both the outcome and the aftermath might have been different.”

Obama called protests and vigils in the wake of the verdict “understandable.”

“If I see any violence, then I will remind folks that that dishonors what happened to Trayvon Martin and his family,” he said.

The president said he was “bouncing around” some ideas with his staff, but hadn’t concocted some sort of “five-point plan” to address the trial aftermath.

He warned that the attorney general’s review of the case in a civil-rights capacity at the Justice Department may not yield the charges some seek. “I know that Eric Holder is reviewing what happened down there, but I think it’s important for people to have some clear expectations here,” he said. “Traditionally, these are issues of state and local government.”

“That doesn’t mean, though, that as a nation we can’t do some things that I think would be productive.”

Obama suggested more law enforcement training “to reduce the kind of mistrust in the system that sometimes currently exists” and studying laws that could be “designed in such a way that they may encourage the kinds of altercations and confrontations and tragedies that we saw in the Florida case, rather than diffuse potential altercations.”

He stressed that Stand Your Ground was not invoked as a defense in the Zimmerman case. “On the other hand, if we’re sending a message as a society in our communities that someone who is armed potentially has the right to use those firearms, even if there’s a way for them to exit from a situation, is that really going to be contributing to the kind of peace and security and order that we’d like to see?”

“I just ask people to consider, if Trayvon Martin was of age and armed, could he have stood his ground on that sidewalk? And do we actually think that he would have been justified in shooting Mr. Zimmerman, who had followed him in a car, because he felt threatened?” Obama continued. And if the answer to that question is at least ambiguous, then it seems to me that we might want to examine those kinds of laws.”

He also suggested convening panels composed of clergy, celebrities, and athletes to help kids who are “getting a lot of negative reinforcement” to “give them the sense that their country cares about them.”

Obama even took a dig at his own beer summit in calling for “soul searching” as the nation tries to have a conversation on race.

“I haven’t seen that be particularly productive when, you know, politicians try to organize conversations,” he said.

“Each successive generation seems to be making progress in changing attitudes when it comes to race,” Obama said, noting his daughters’ interactions with their friends. “They’re better than we are, they’re better than we were on these issues.”

“We should also have confidence that kids these days, I think, have more sense than we did back then and certainly more than our parents did or our grandparents did, and that along this long and difficult journey, you know, we’re becoming a more perfect union, not a perfect union, but a more perfect union.”

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… PC School Justice [Trayvon Martin] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,July 18th,2013

.. Sorry for the delay , folks .

.. I have had other things get in the way the last couple of days , that have prevented me from getting to this article . I would most strongly recommend that you read it , and read it in full . That is why I am reposting this submission from the American Spectator from Robert Stacy McCain [theOtherMcCain.com] .

.. When I first read it , I was in disbelief . When I went back and read it , and read it carefully , I was both enraged and sickened . Engraged that Trayvon Martin had not been punished to the fullest extent of the law . Sickend that this politically correct form of juvenile justice had had a likely substantial role in Martin being in Sanford that fateful day in February of 2012 . What were those people in Miami – Dade County thinking ?

from theAmericanSpectator…

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.

In October 2011, after a video surveillance camera caught Martin writing graffiti on a door, MDSPD Office Darryl Dunn searched Martin’s backpack, looking for the marker he had used. Officer Dunn found 12 pieces of women’s jewelry and a man’s watch, along with a flathead screwdriver the officer described as a “burglary tool.” The jewelry and watch, which Martin claimed he had gotten from a friend he refused to name, matched a description of items stolen during the October 2011 burglary of a house on 204th Terrace, about a half-mile from the school. However, because of Chief Hurley’s policy “to lower the arrest rates,” as one MDSPD sergeant said in an internal investigation, the stolen jewerly was instead listed as “found property” and was never reported to Miami-Dade Police who were investigating the burglary. Similarly, in February 2012 when an MDSPD officer caught Martin with a small plastic bag containing marijuana residue, as well as a marijuana pipe, this was not treated as a crime, and instead Martin was suspended from school.

Either of those incidents could have put Trayvon Martin into the custody of the juvenile justice system. However, because of Chief Hurley’s attempt to reduce the school crime statistics — according to sworn testimony, officers were “basically told to lie and falsify” reports — Martin was never arrested. And if he had been arrested, he might never have been in Sanford the night of his fatal encounter with Zimmerman.

In fact, the reason Zimmerman was patrolling the townhouse community the night of the February 2012 shooting was that there had been a rash of burglaries in the neighborhood, although there was no indication that Trayvon Martin was involved in any of those crimes.

As for Chief Hurley’s policy, it was the controversy over Martin’s death that accidentally exposed it. In March 2012, the Miami Herald reported on Martin’s troubled history of disciplinary incidents at Krop High. Chief Hurley then launched the internal affairs investigation in an attempt to find out who had provided information to the reporter. During the course of that investigation, MDSPD officers and supervisors described Chief Hurley’s policy of not reporting crimes by students. Chief Hurley was subsequently accused of sexually harassing two female subordinates. He resigned in February, about a year after Trayvon Martin’s death.

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… Yes , It is TrayvonGate ! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,July 11th,2013

.. You can understand family , friends , and loved ones being upset over Trayvon Martin ..

.. even local or regional figures ..

.. statewide , now that is a stretch ..

.. but the United States Department of InJustice ?!?!

.. Yup . Main InJustice has struck again . It appears , and is appearing , that Erich Holder and his flunkies at Main InJustice are playing ” ” ” send in the Activists . ” As it is , they already have . See below  …

[h/t — theOtherMcCain]

While I haven’t followed the George Zimmerman trial closely, I have noticed the widespread reaction to the trial, namely, “Why are they even having this trial?” There is no way in hell Zimmerman will be convicted. Some see it as a clear-cut case of self-defense, but everyone who has watched the testimony sees enough “reasonable doubt” in the prosecution’s case that it seems obvious the jury will acquit.

So, once again: Why are they even having this trial? And the answer would seem to be, because the Obama administration wanted it.

LEC — spot on , Rob . It is exactly what they wanted . And in the middle of an election year , so much the better .

[h/t — Lee Stranahan , @ Breitbart.com(biggovernment)]

                 The newest Obama scandal is seventeen months old .

Welcome to Trayvongate, where the President of the United States used both the bully pulpit, the Department of Justice and sly media manipulation to gin up charges of racism in the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin shooting. Now that the trial is almost finished and the only act of racism mentioned so far came from the victim–Martin called Zimmerman ‘a creepy ass cracker’ according to testimony–the cynical and repeated use of the race card by the White house is even more abhorrent.

Judicial Watch revealed documents today that proved what Breitbart News reported in April, 2012: that Eric Holder’s Department of Justice took an active role in racially charged rallies in Sanford, Florida and that the Community Relations Service helped force the temporary resignation of Sheriff Bill Lee. That resignation made it appear that Sanford authorities were suspect and possibly complicit in covering up something.

Some of my reporting at the time was based on interviews with numerous public officials in Sanford who wanted to remain anonymous out of fear of retribution from the Obama administration. They described a situation where the CRS team took over and forced decisions while clearing a path for protests and rallies that heightened the appearence of racial tensions.

The CRS is a small unit within the Department of Justice and ostensibly it serves a legitimate purpose; attempting to cool down tense situation. As its website says:

The Community Relations Service is the Department’s “peacemaker” for community conflicts and tensions arising from differences of race, color, and national origin. Created by the Civil Rights Act of 1964, CRS is the only Federal agency dedicated to assist State and local units of government, private and public organizations, and community groups with preventing and resolving racial and ethnic tensions, incidents, and civil disorders, and in restoring racial stability and harmony.

However, under the highly politicized Holder Department of Justice, the CRS has acted as ‘spies and muscle’ according to a source familiar with the unit. In the Zimmerman case, they ended up as doing nothing to facilitate ‘racial stability and harmony ‘, instead acting a heavy thumb on the scales of justice and helping to force events that gave the nation an impression that Martin’s death was racially motivated.

Not just George Zimmerman, but the police and the entire town were targeted in rallies that saw people being bused-in for protests. We now have proof via the Judicial Watch release that these rallies were facilitated by the Obama administration. They were also highly racially charged. Close Obama ally Al Sharpton, along with Jesse Jackson, led the charge. As CBS Miami reported:

 

“We live in the middle of an American paradox,” Rev. Sharpton told the crowd. “We can put a black man in the White House but we cannot walk a black child through a gated neighborhood. We are not selling out, bowing out or backing down until there is justice for Trayvon.”

 

“This is not about a hoodie, it’s about racial profiling,” Jackson said. “We will use our marching feet, civil disobedience and every weapon in our non-violent arsenal until justice is served.”

 

However, much of the rhetoric surrounding the Zimmerman story was violent. Many will remember that the New Black Panther party actually offered a $10,000 bounty for the ‘capture’ of George Zimmerman. As the Orlando Sentinal reported:

New Black Panther leader Mikhail Muhammad announced the reward during a protest in Sanford Saturday. And when asked whether he was inciting violence, Muhammad replied defiantly: “An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.”

The bounty announcement came moments after members of the group called for the mobilization of 10,000 black men to capture Zimmerman, who shot Trayvon in a gated Sanford community on Feb. 26.

Muhammad said members of his group would search for Zimmerman themselves in Maitland — where the 28-year old worked before the shooting, employees there told the Orlando Sentinel. He declined to say when the group would begin their search.

J. Christian Adams knows the New Black Panther Party well; he resigned his position at the DOJ over the refusal to prosecute the Panthers for the now infamous Philadephia voter intimidation actions during the 2008 election. Adams outlined the crimes committed by the NBPP in Sanford:

Let’s start with solicitation to kidnap.  In announcing a reward for the seizure of Zimmerman, the New Black Panthers may have violated Florida Code 787.01.  It makes it a felony to “by threat, confining or abducting, or imprisoning another person against his . . .  will without lawful authority with intent to . .  . terrorize.”

Merely soliciting someone else to do this is also a felony in Florida under Florida Code 777.04.  “A person who solicits another to commit an offense prohibited by law and in the course of such solicitation commands, encourages, hires, or requests another person to engage in specific conduct which would constitute such offense or an attempt to commit such offense commits the offense of criminal solicitation.

That’s only part of the list. The New Black Panther’s outrageous, illegal call for vigilante justice happened on March 24th. According the records obtained by Judicial Watch, the Department of Justice deployed to Sanford the next day: March 25th, 2012. However, the DOJ did not go to Sanford to make arrests against the New Black Panthers. Instead, according the the written record, obtained by Judicial Watch, they “deployed to Sanford, FL, to work marches, demonstrations, and rallies related to the shooting and death of an African-American teen by a neighborhood watch captain.”

Once again, the Holder Department of Justice failed to prosecute the New Black Panther Party. They actually helped facilitate mass rallies against Zimmerman and the City of Sanford.

These actions are made even more scandalous by the direct insertion of the President of the United States into the story. President Obama made his famous “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon” remark at the White House, but what got considerably less press was the fact that Obama had a prior relationship with Martin’s attorney Benjamin Crump. Obama worked with him on another racially charged case when he was a Senator.

Breitbart News reported on the Obama connection to the 2006 story of Martin Lee Anderson. Attorney Crump said publicly that he was following the same media ‘playbook’ as the Anderson case. Tactics included using a photo of Anderson as a child, the same way the media used the Crump-supplied photo of Trayvon Martin as child. This story from 2006 shows the involvement of Senator Obama (who did not end up appearing at the rally), Sharpton and Jackson as well as other usual suspects from the far left.

A rally will be taking place in Tallahassee Friday, April 21 regarding the ongoing investigation into the death of 14-year-old Martin Lee Anderson. Anderson died Jan. 6 at a Panhandle boot camp after being kneed and punched by Bay County Sheriff’s boot camp guards.

Students from Florida State University, Tallahassee Community College and Florida A&M University have been involved in the planning and organization of the event at which Rev. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton will be making appearances.

Charlie and Martin Sheen, who donated $10,000 to the cause, are also reportedly planning to attend Friday, along with former TLC member Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Afeni Shakur, mother of the murdered rapper Tupac Shakur. According Samantha Greer, an FSU student and volunteer for the Coalition for Justice for Martin Lee Anderson, Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois may also make an appearance. Greer stressed that the Coalition is still looking for volunteers and that anyone is welcome to join the cause.

What we saw in 2012 was the Obama administration using taxpayer resources to ratchet up racial tensions in a local crime case and literally creating key story points in the narrative, such as forcing the sheriff to temporarily resign. At the same time, the President himself made an emotional statement about the victim with direct reference to his race, without revealing that he had worked with the victim’s attorney a few years earlier in a similar case. At the same time, Obama media ally (and Sharpton employer) NBC outrageously edited the Zimmerman audio to make Zimmerman appear racist. All these manipulative and deceptive uses of the race card–pushed along by the Holder DOJ at taxpayer expense–happened just months before the 2012 presidential election.

The only reason this isn’t a major scandal already is the media hasn’t ever done its job and declared it one.

 

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… What was the Department of InJustice thinking ? [Trayvon Martin case involvement]

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,July 10th,2013

.. the Holder Department of InJustice has proven to be notoriously biased and partial , where it come to the enforcement of our nation ‘ s civil rights laws . They should be impartial , for god ‘ s sake . We need them to be the latter , not the former .

.. from Judicial Watch

Document: DOJ Community Relations Service was deployed to Sanford, FL, “to provide technical assistance for the preparation of possible marches and rallies related to the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old African American male.”

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained documents in response to local, state, and federal records requests revealing that a little-known unit of the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Community Relations Service (CRS), was deployed to Sanford, FL, following the Trayvon Martin shooting to help organize and manage rallies and protests against George Zimmerman.

JW filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the DOJ on April 24, 2012; 125 pages were received on May 30, 2012. JW administratively appealed the request on June 5, 2012, and received 222 pages more on March 6, 2013. According to the documents:

  • March 25 – 27, 2012, CRS spent $674.14 upon being “deployed to Sanford, FL, to work marches, demonstrations, and rallies related to the shooting and death of an African-American teen by a neighborhood watch captain.”
  • March 25 – 28, 2012, CRS spent $1,142.84 “in Sanford, FL to work marches, demonstrations, and rallies related to the shooting and death of an African-American teen by a neighborhood watch captain.
  • March 30 – April 1, 2012, CRS spent $892.55 in Sanford, FL “to provide support for protest deployment in Florida.”
  • March 30 – April 1, 2012, CRS spent an additional $751.60 in Sanford, FL “to provide technical assistance to the City of Sanford, event organizers, and law enforcement agencies for the march and rally on March 31.”
  • April 3 – 12, 2012, CRS spent $1,307.40 in Sanford, FL “to provide technical assistance, conciliation, and onsite mediation during demonstrations planned in Sanford.”
  • April 11 – 12, 2012, CRS spent $552.35 in Sanford, FL “to provide technical assistance for the preparation of possible marches and rallies related to the fatal shooting of a 17 year old African American male.”

From a Florida Sunshine Law request filed on April 23, 2012, JW received thousands of pages of emails on April 27, 2012, in which was found an email by Miami-Dade County Community Relations Board Program Officer Amy Carswell from April 16, 2012: “Congratulations to our partners, Thomas Battles, Regional Director, and Mildred De Robles, Miami-Dade Coordinator and their co-workers at the U.S. Department of Justice Community Relations Service for their outstanding and ongoing efforts to reduce tensions and build bridges of understanding and respect in Sanford, Florida” following a news article in the Orlando Sentinel about the secretive “peacekeepers.”

In reply to that message, Battles said: “Thank you Partner. You did lots of stuff behind the scene to make Miami a success. We will continue to work together.” He signed the email simply Tommy.

Carswell responded: “That’s why we make the big bucks.”

Set up under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the DOJ’s CRS, the employees of which are required by law to “conduct their activities in confidence,” reportedly has greatly expanded its role under President Barack Obama. Though the agency claims to use “impartial mediation practices and conflict resolution procedures,” press reports along with the documents obtained by Judicial Watch suggest that the unit deployed to Sanford, FL, took an active role in working with those demanding the prosecution of Zimmerman.

On April 15, 2012, during the height of the protests, the Orlando Sentinel reported, “They [the CRS] helped set up a meeting between the local NAACP and elected officials that led to the temporary resignation of police Chief Bill Lee according to Turner Clayton, Seminole County chapter president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.” The paper quoted the Rev. Valarie Houston, pastor of Allen Chapel AME Church, a focal point for protestors, as saying “They were there for us,” after a March 20 meeting with CRS agents.

Separately, in response to a Florida Sunshine Law request to the City of Sanford, Judicial Watch also obtained an audio recording of a “community meeting” held at Second Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Sanford on April 19, 2012. The meeting, which led to the ouster of Sanford’s Police Chief Bill Lee, was scheduled after a group of college students calling themselves the “Dream Defenders” barricaded the entrance to the police department demanding Lee be fired.  According to the Orlando Sentinel, DOJ employees with the CRS had arranged a 40-mile police escort for the students from Daytona Beach to Sanford.

“These documents detail the extraordinary intervention by the Justice Department in the pressure campaign leading to the prosecution of George Zimmerman,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “My guess is that most Americans would rightly object to taxpayers paying government employees to help organize racially-charged demonstrations.”

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