March 25, 2012

The Value of Resembling the President

Justin Katz

I wonder if Melissa's Coon son looked like Pres. Obama. That's the 13-year-old Kansas City boy who may have been set on fire because "You get what you deserve, white boy."

As Robert Wargas notes, the story appears not to rate national attention in the eyes of the national media.

Wargas's post, linked by Instapundit, comes at the end of a week that saw the President of the United States describe a young black man tragically shot in Florida as follows: "If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon."

During the same week, movie director Spike Lee set off a series of tweets providing the home address of the Hispanic man who shot Trayvon Martin. Meanwhile, the New Black Panther Party issued fliers calling for his capture "dead or alive."

Hope. Change. And very dangerous times ahead.


It occurs to me that I should specify my intention and concern with the above.

The facts in the case of Tayvon Martin are still in question. What appears known is that Martin was visiting his father and step-mother in a gated community in which he did not live. As he walked back from a nearby 7-Eleven, neighborhood watch "captain" George Zimmerman began to follow him, thinking him suspicious. Watson appears to have asked Zimmerman why he was following him. They wrestled, and Zimmerman shot Watson.

The unknowns bear on the range of factors that bridge an accusation of racially motivated murder to self defense, and it would be unwise to propound on them from a distance. Suffice it to say, for now, that human interactions are such that it's very easy to imagine that tense situation escalating into a fight, sadly culminating in death, in this case.

The point of this post, however, bears on something that is known and available for comment across the country — namely, the shameless racial demagoguery that have poisoned our politics for far too long.


Apparently, even the right-leaning blogosphere is raising questions about the Kansas City story, wondering whether it may not be what it at first appears to be. On the other hand, an American Thinker piece expands the subject to raise deeper racial problems in the school district.

As with the Martin/Zimmerman case, though, the point of legitimate concern from a distance isn't to get to the bottom of a local investigation and pass judgment, but rather to survey the national discourse.

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The city of Chicago surpassed 100 homicides this past week. In the first 2 and 1/2 months of 2012, 100 people including a 6 year old girl have been murdered in Barack Obama's hometown.
Wonder how many of these victims would resemble an Obama son.....
No marching in the streets of Chicago or Presidential commentary for "soul searching" on Chitown violence that's worse than what is found in Afghanistan.
Dear black community, please look in the mirror and heal thyself before demanding any self reflection from society at large regarding the death of Trayvon Martin.

Posted by: Tim at March 25, 2012 3:25 PM

A mentally ill Hispanic man with black family members pursues a young black man for unknown reasons and shoots him after a fight. Apparently, this is proof that our entire country is racist.

Posted by: Dan at March 25, 2012 4:32 PM

I had 2 cousins murdered 35 years apart in robberies by lowlife street "of colors".
Nobody ever had a march for them.
Notwithstanding the bleatings of the rich ethnomasochist White Left, blacks kill whites 30 times (google it yourself I'm too tired) more than whites kill blacks.
If anybody thinks a North Florida jury is going to convict a battered white/hispanic man for killing a just suspended from school young, healthy "of color" in self-defense I've got a municipal pension plan in Cranston they can buy...

Posted by: Tommy Cranston at March 25, 2012 5:34 PM

I just learned today that Zimmerman suffered a broken nose. Either I should be ashamed for not keeping up with the news or the news thought it unnecessary to report it.

Posted by: Max D at March 25, 2012 7:13 PM

"My main message is to the parents of Trayvon Martin. You know, if I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon,"
Barack Obama

Rest in Peace Trayvon
with love

Posted by: Sammy in Arizona at March 25, 2012 7:15 PM

Political stunts and grandstanding come in all colors, sizes and shapes. Hussein Obama is attempting distraction from 4. gal. gas. Google that.

Posted by: ANTHONY at March 25, 2012 11:08 PM

"It's not a black or white thing. It's a right or wrong thing,"

Trayvon's mother

Be Well All...Sammy

Posted by: Sammy in Arizona at March 26, 2012 9:33 AM

sammy-why is it that when you say "be well all"it sounds like F88K You!!??Hmmm?Scumbag.

Posted by: joe bernstein at March 26, 2012 10:47 AM

One thing here seems to not be in dispute-the Sanford PD faild to conduct even the most basic professionally responsible investigation in a timely manner after this incident.
they didn't seize the firearm for testing;they didn't evaluate or test Zimmerman for drug/alcohol use;they apparently didn't conduct an interrogation in detail of Zimmerman and didn't reconstruct the scene.
These are done in officer involved shootings almost everywhere and civilian shootings are scrutinized even more closely because civilians have more limited authority to use a firearm.
Any future legal proceedings in this case have been negatively impacted by these lapses on the part of Sanford PD.
I believe they were trying to avoid liability for a possible wrongful death suit based on an inadequately trained and/or unstable community watch "captain".

Posted by: joe bernstein at March 26, 2012 10:55 AM

If you do not think race had anything to do with this shooting, I am shocked you have enough brain cells to actually use a computer.

Also, in the ADDENDUM, Justin changes Martin's name to Watson a few times. Poor editing, or is our own lovable drunk coke fein former republican leader on his mind?

Jesus is the Savor!

Posted by: JimJebow at March 26, 2012 1:15 PM

Jim Jebow-
another useless self-hating white Atheist Left piece of s***.

Posted by: Tommy Cranston at March 26, 2012 2:59 PM

Here's another recent racist attack going to stir things up.
In Kansas City a small 13 year old boy is taunted because of his race, beaten, doused with gasoline and burned alive.
Worse the police, dominated by the race of the attackers, refuse to arrest the torturers.
Now you just know that Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, MSNBC, the rap community, Hollywood, the ethnomasochist rich white left are gonna be all over this.
Oh, uh.maybe not---

13-year-old burnt alive for being white
Posted on March 1, 2012 by PoliPundit

But the Lying Liberal Media is in full cover-up mode:

“This is what you deserve. You get what you deserve, white boy.” So spewed the attackers of Melissa Coon’s 13-year-old son, as they doused him with gasoline and set him alight.

Police, they say, are “investigating” whether this is a hate crime.


The Fox article I excerpted above provides only the vaguest hint of the attack’s racial nature by quoting Mrs. Coons as saying that her family was told “it’s a hate crime.” KCTV 5 did a bit better, reporting that the victim was white and the assailants black; however, while they quoted the attackers as stating “This is what you get,” for some reason they omitted the “white boy” part. Then there was, which presented the latter but neglected to explicitly identify the race of the criminals, leaving the reader to wonder if the attackers were self-hating Norwegian immigrants. But I’ve played the game and figured out that Colonel Mustard did it in the library with the candlestick.

But we’ve seen this bias before. It’s much as when Muslims rioted in France a couple of years ago and burned thousands of cars, and the media reported the rioters as “youths.” Yes, just teen angst, I suppose.

Some may say that the media are reluctant to stir up racial unrest, but this never seems to stop them when the races of the victim and attackers are reversed. Could you imagine the hue and cry if two older white teenagers had set an innocent black child alight while saying, “You get what you deserve, black boy”? The headlines coast to coast would be cast in neon, and the media would love it — it would give them another chance to agitate for more hate-crime legislation.

Posted by: Tommy Cranston at March 26, 2012 3:09 PM

When the 911 dispatcher asked the vigilante Zimmerman if he was following the 17-year-old, Zimmerman said yes. The dispatcher told Zimmerman "" he did not need to do that.""
The gun nut Zimmerman then exited his SUV, with a gun holstered on his hip, to pursuit Trayvon on foot (not smart)

Naturally the unarmed Trayvon was afraid for his life when confronted by an armed man who weighed 100+ POUNDS MORE THEN HIM

Posted by: Sammy in Arizona at March 26, 2012 4:20 PM

When the 911 dispatcher asked Zimmerman if he was following the 17-year-old, Zimmerman said yes. The dispatcher told Zimmerman ""he did not need to do that""
Zimmerman then exited his SUV, to pursuit Trayvon on foot (not smart) Trayvon was afraid for his life when confronted by an armed man who weighed 100+ POUNDS MORE THEN HIM

Zimmerman was previously arrested for assault on a police officer

Posted by: Sammy in AZ at March 26, 2012 4:45 PM

"neighborhood watch "captain" George Zimmerman"

I suspect that any neighborhood that has an active "Neighborhood Watch" is a neighborhood which has had a few problems.

PS, let's let this develop a little. I notice one post above says he was going to visit his father and stepmother. The latest report I have seen is that he was going to visit his father's girlfriend. The news report refers to his "fiancee", I'll wait until I see the ring.

I note the former head of the NAACP has pointed out (in commenting on this case) that the real epidemic is not whites killing blacks, it is blacks killing blacks. That would give a thoughtful person pause, when considering the comments of Sharpton (I have my own personal beef with Sharpton) and Jackson (who is relieved to find a white person walking behind him).

Posted by: Warrington Faust at March 26, 2012 5:16 PM

Posted by Sammy
"Zimmerman was previously arrested for assault on a police officer"

That is a frequently bogus charge used to cover roughhousing the defendant. I think it was included with "violently resisting arrest". I strongly suspect there was a woman involved.

If the charges (later dropped) were so significant, how did he get cleared to be carrying a handgun?

It is suggested on the web that his father, a Virginia judge, "got the chrages dropped". I suspect an out of state judge does not have that much influence. Also I don't theink the publicis aware how often charges cannot be substantiated. This is usually noticeable in election years, when there is a lot of "charge inflation" to get the D.A. "face time".

Posted by: Warrington Faust at March 26, 2012 8:29 PM

Hey Sammy-you know even white people still have a right to walk on the street without being brutally assaulted by a 6 foot 3 inch dope addicted goon.
as for what you are, see my post made at 2:59 PM.

Posted by: Tommy Cranston at March 26, 2012 9:04 PM

tommy your stupidity and racism is coming through loud and clear. The man followed Trayvon and most likely started the fight that led to the shooting. You said he was 6 foot three which is correct but where did you get your info about him being a dope addicted goon. Having some weed hardly make someone addictted. Enjoy your bitter life you toolbox.

Posted by: Tommyisaturd at March 26, 2012 10:04 PM

"When the 911 dispatcher asked the vigilante Zimmerman if he was following the 17-year-old, Zimmerman said yes. The dispatcher told Zimmerman "" he did not need to do that.""
The gun nut Zimmerman then exited his SUV, with a gun holstered on his hip, to pursuit Trayvon on foot (not smart)

Naturally the unarmed Trayvon was afraid for his life when confronted by an armed man who weighed 100+ POUNDS MORE THEN HIM"

Did you give your statement to the police Sammy? Obviously you must have been there, right? What about Zimmerman made him a so called gun nut? Or maybe you're just filling in the blanks like ignorant trolls usually do.. OR... you're just a victim of media bias and hype.

Posted by: Max D at March 26, 2012 10:19 PM

max-sammy must've been there OR maybe he got his info from Schultz,Sharpton,and Matthews,which,for a left wing turd is the same thing

Posted by: joe bernstein at March 27, 2012 7:19 AM

The facts of the case are clear from the tapes. you guys never ask your right wing mouth piece Tommy cranston if he was there as the "dope addicted goon " attacked the poor watch captain who had been following him on his way home from his skittles buying trip. Joe B is a joke an old buffon with nothing better to do than hear himself blather all day long.

Posted by: tommy the loaf at March 27, 2012 8:30 AM

"Spammy" the gutless liberal high on his medical mary-jane posting under different names again. Very enlightening Spammy. You are a 1 man comedy show with an audience to match.

Posted by: ANTHONY at March 27, 2012 8:55 AM

This kid is a real sweet heart. As expected, the left jumps on the racist merry go round before all the facts come out. Oh snap! There's another side of the story!

Posted by: Max D at March 27, 2012 8:58 AM

Screen Name:"Tommy the Loaf"says it all.
I'll take "old buffoon"any day over that.

Posted by: joe bernstein at March 27, 2012 10:14 AM

Just for the record, I did not post using the screen names Tommy is a Loaf or Tommy the Turd

Be Well All..

Again, Rest in Peace Trayvon...with love Sammy

Posted by: Sammy in Arizona at March 27, 2012 11:18 AM

Apparently the real value of looking like the President is that people follow you on your way home from some place and then shoot you and then jack offs like Tommy and others attack your character as if they know you.

Posted by: Robert Nesta at March 27, 2012 8:12 PM

Sorry that you are offended by the 'jack offs'. Apparently any portrayal of Trayvon Martin's death as anything other than a racial killing, a theory manufactured and exploited by the left wing despite being void of any evidence, also offends you. You should also be offended by the complete character assassination of the man who has a broken nose and head injuries. Based on published reports, the 'Stand Your Ground Law' in Florida probably went out the window as he was being pummeled into the ground. But I'll wait until the investigation is over before I pass final judgement.

Posted by: Max D at March 27, 2012 9:36 PM

This just in. That "great" American (racist) Spike Lee "Twitted on Twitter" the wrong address for Zimmerman. Turns out it is a 70 yr. old couple. Racist Lee has only 240,000 Twits following him. Maybe he can fend off the mob looking to cash in on the $1,000,000. bounty offered by the racist New Black Panthers. Or we could just send Spamming Sammy down there with his bong and Saul Alinskys "Rules for Radicals" and do a reading.

Posted by: ANTHONY at March 28, 2012 1:14 AM

Forgot to add. Interesting viewing. Is this racist?

Posted by: ANTHONY at March 28, 2012 1:31 AM

Zimmerman is now said to have been arrested for resisting arrest and has had several run ins for domestic abuse. Also at least two witnesses saw him standing over the hoodie wearing victim in the seconds before shots were fired. He stalked him and then killed him.

Posted by: dubstep at March 28, 2012 6:08 AM
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