Zimmerman Apology Forthcoming?

No, not an apology from Zimmerman–he already made one. I’m talking about an apology by many of the thousands who were quick to judge his actions based on little to no knowledge at all of what took place.

In recent days, it has come to light that Zimmerman had black eyes, a broken nose and cuts on his head–all injuries consistent with being hit by someone else.

Now, the news is that Martin, whom Zimmerman claims he shot in self-defense, had THC in his system. Or, in the vernacular, he’d been going out with Mary Jane. It’s becoming more difficult to support the image of a sweet boy holding an ice tea and a pack of Skittles.

Unfortunately, I don’t believe any apologies will be forthcoming. You see, it’s not about the truth. Rather, the uproar was and is about moving the narrative forward–the narrative that says people with less melanin have a pathological hatred for those with more and seek to do them ill whenever and however they can get away with.

God help us all.


4 thoughts on “Zimmerman Apology Forthcoming?

  1. Huh? Cannabis would have only made Martin less violent.

    Trayvon stood his ground while a guy with a gun and a history of race hatred stalked him. Martin likely told Zimmerman to leave him alone [ed: removed expletive] after being harassed then reacted in self-defense, then was shot in the heart.

  2. Larry,

    I never said the drug had anything to do with levels of violence–but it would have helped to explain suspicious behavior.

    A history of race-hatred? Where is the source for that statement? If anything, it would seem that Zimmerman was far more color-blind than those who continue to pile invective upon him.

  3. “All of Zimmerman’s past suspicious persons calls identified black males as the subjects…At first, she says, the 17-year-old told her he saw George Zimmerman watching him from his car. She told Trayvon to run to his father’s house. When he ran, she says Zimmerman pursued him on foot. Eventually, she says, Trayvon stopped running and confronted Zimmerman.” NPR.

  4. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/03/22/george-zimmerman-s-history-of-911-calls-a-complete-log.html is the full list of the calls. It puts the lie to the above statement “All of Zimmerman’s past suspicious persons calls identified black males as the subjects.” Some of them? Absolutely. But not all of them.

    The rest of the quote is not first hand from Trayvon Martin, but is the stated recollection of this girl–who was not with him, but rather talking to him on the phone. We have her word for what she says he said. Hardly the kind of witness one wishes to rest on.

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