Monday, July 15, 2013

Blood on the Media's Hands

As far as the FBI can determine through thorough investigation, what happened between George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin wasn't about race.
After interviewing nearly three dozen people in the George Zimmerman murder case, the FBI found no evidence that racial bias was a motivating factor in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, records released Thursday show.

Even the lead detective in the case, Sanford Det. Chris Serino, told agents that he thought Zimmerman profiled Trayvon because of his attire and the circumstances — but not his race.
Serino saw Zimmerman as “having little hero complex, but not as a racist.”

Federal agents interviewed Zimmerman’s neighbors and co-workers, but none said Zimmerman had expressed racial animus at any time prior to the Feb. 26 shooting of Martin, a black teen, in a confrontation at a Sanford housing complex. As Sanford police investigated the circumstances of Martin’s death, the FBI opened a parallel probe to determine if Martin’s civil rights had been violated.

Several co-workers said they had never seen Zimmerman display any prejudice or racial bias.
It's too bad the media didn't bother to dig deep enough to discover that.  Or even deep enough to discover Zimmerman is Latino, not Caucasian.   If they had bothered, Zimmerman might never have been charged, because despite questionable choices, there wasn't enough evidence to convict him of murder or even manslaughter.  The case just wasn't there.  In making it about race and making it a national story, the media made this happen so they could sell more commercials.

The businesses harmed in the "demonstrations" and any blood spilled is on their heads.  They should be sued for it.  Their negligence might even be criminal.  Now, they have one more incident to answer for:
Baltimore police say they are investigating a witness account that a group of black youths beat a Hispanic man near Patterson Park [in Baltimore, Maryland] Sunday while saying, "This is for Trayvon."
The evidence wasn't enough to convict Zimmerman, but the media didn't care.  They made him seem like a guilty white racist.  He turned out to be none of those things, but before this is over, many, many innocent people will suffer because of their actions.

If you care, turn off any news outlet that participated in the media lynching of Zimmerman.  He isn't a hero, he isn't a sterling example of the citizenry, and neither was Martin.  Two very imperfect people met with tragic consequences.  That would have been bad enough, but the media dragged the rest of us into it with them.

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