So much to cover, The Other McCain notes that while the media went insane Oakland had some riots. Well of course they did, Oakland has riots over shoe sales for goodness sake. heck if someone reads this blog they might start riots in Oakland
Frankly, after all the media hype about the potential of nationwide rioting if George Zimmerman wasn’t convicted — and all the protesters chanting “No Justice! No Peace!” — I was surprised the Baltimore Bolsheviksdidn’t get their dream of a Marxist revolution. But that hasn’t happened yet and the only violence Saturday night was in Oakland:
Protesters angered by the acquittal of George Zimmerman held largely peaceful demonstrations in three California cities, but broke windows and started small street fires Oakland, police said. . . .
The Oakland police dispatch office said about 100 people protested, with some in the crowd breaking windows on businesses and starting small fires in the streets. . . .
Local media reports said some Oakland marchers vandalized a police squad car . . .
The Oakland Tribune said some windows on the newspaper’s downtown offices were broken, and footage from a television helicopter show people attempting to start fires in the street and spray painting anti-police graffiti.
Protesters also reportedly burned an American and a California state flag and spray painted Alameda County’s Davidson courthouse.
Question: What kind of person believes that “anti-police graffiti” in Oakland is justified by the result of a murder trial in Florida?
Answer: A typical Democrat voter.
Ignorance proliferates, weak-minded people embrace irrational folly and this explains why Harry Reid is Senate Majority Leader.
Ah yes, Senator Weasel Dick is trying to milk all the publicity he can over this. What does it say of a Senate Majority Leader when he cannot wait to keep punishing a man just found not guilty? Is that really the job of a crook, ah Senator from Nevada?
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Sunday urged the Justice Department to review federal charges against George Zimmerman who was acquitted in Sanford, Fla., of murder and manslaughter in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin.
“I think the Justice Department is going to take a look at this. This isn’t over with and I think that’s good. That’s our system, it’s gotten better, not worse,” Reid said on NBC’s “Meet the Press”.
Obama’s pet, Eric Holder, of course is all too willing to keep looking to lynch Zimmerman. Maybe they cannot put him in jail, but they can ruin his life, and keep their divide America campaign going at the same time
The media, not MSNBS, they are not part of the media, they are propagandists that are nothing like a media outlet, but the actual media has lost all sense of reporting the facts as Patterico points out
A reporter named Ben Montgomery cluelessly reports in the Orlando Sentinel:
George Zimmerman shot a 17-year-old through the heart on a rainy night in February 2012. Now, finally, nearly 17 months later, a jury will try to decide whether the dead boy deserved it.
Zimmerman contends he did.
No. A thousand times: no.
It would be really great if Big Media could get this point right, because it’s as important as it is simple.
This trial is not about whether Trayvon Martin “deserved” to die.
It is about whether the prosecution can prove to a unanimous jury beyond a reasonable doubt based on the evidence submitted in court that George Zimmerman did not act in reasonable self-defense.
Period, end of story.
Of course the media has been spinning this into some kind of anti-gun, race-based story since day one, so the bias should surprise nobody. They are largely to blame for the abject ignorance of this case. Many people simply believe things that simply are not true, others are totally invested in “justice for Trayvon” without being the least bit intellectually invested in the facts of the case. A lot of that is on the media, who did their damnedest to paint Martin as an innocent child, and Zimmerman as a predator. But, a lot is on the individuals who apparently prefer ignorance and rage to understanding and contemplation.
Donald Douglas has more on the thugs, and yes, every single protester/rioter out there is a thug, and how they blocked I-10 in LA. This is what the Left has wrought in America. Minorities so deeply indoctrinated in the politics of division, hatred, and victimhood that they have lost all ability to think like anything but victims. Understand that many Blacks immediately jumped on the Justice for Trayvon bandwagon the moment they heard the story. Facts? Who needs them? Trayvon was Black, he was shot by a White man, never mind that Zimmerman is Hispanic, never mind that it was Trayvon Martin was the one throwing around racial slurs the night he was shot. Never mind that no one offered any testimony that Zimmerman was profiling Martin, or that he said anything racist. Forget all of that. Facts are inconvenient. Emotion though? THAT is the ticket! Race baiting? THAT is the way to go!