If George Zimmerman Was Black
Ever since the murder of seventeen year old Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman managed to capture the attention of the nation, and possibly the world, the majority of the people in the black community have expressed concern and apprehension. We have yet another case of a senseless shooting death of a young, unarmed, black teenager minding his own business and the white murderer is allowed to go home without spending a single night in a jail cell, and he’s even allowed to take his murder weapon with him. While George Zimmerman was home chilling with his trusty nine millimeter, Trayvon’s body sat in the morgue for three days before his family is notified. Trayvon’s body was subjected to blood test and analysis while Mr. Zimmerman was never asked to submit to anything.
It is only natural that people would worry about this lack of justice with this incident that has yet to be determined a crime. Since the victim is a young black male and considering how America’s supposedly racially generic culture that is predominantly controlled by white people has developed a seriously awful history of tolerating the slaughter of unarmed black people by white people, it is only natural that the black community leads the charge for an investigation into the circumstances that would lead a white man to shoot a black teenager who was doing nothing more than walking home from the convenience store.
There is plenty of evidence to support the contention that the white man’s behavior was criminal. There is the recording from Mr. Zimmerman’s call to emergency operators to report a suspicious black man walking down the street. We hear Mr. Zimmerman describe his actions as well as the actions of Trayvon as he stalked the teenager from his vehicle. We hear Mr. Zimmerman give chase as he described Trayvon trying to run away from the man following him. We hear other 911 recordings from people calling the police to report somebody in trouble and crying for help and the single gunshot from Mr. Zimmerman’s gun. We have heard people tell the story of what they heard the night Trayvon was murdered. There are videos of the people in the neighborhood who called 911 that night saying that the police never contacted them to get their accounting of what happened the night Trayvon was killed. We have seen the video of Mr. Zimmerman arriving in handcuffs at the police station with no hint of a scuffle between him and Trayvon as he claimed.
There is nothing to support Mr. Zimmerman’s claim that he was struggling for his very life when he was attacked from behind by Trayvon as while walking back to his car. But somehow, the police were helpless to hold Mr. Zimmerman in custody because Florida has a law that allows people to kill other people when they feel threatened despite the circumstances that led to the killing. An unarmed black teenager is murdered and even though we all know who the killer is and all the evidence that support the fact that a crime has been committed, George Zimmerman walks free more than a month after he killed someone in cold blood.
Mr. Zimmerman’s supporters mock black people saying that with all the black on black crime that winds up with somebody dead, why are black people so upset over this crime? Black people kill each other every day and you never hear a peep. Why get bent out of shape over this one incident? The contention is that if Mr. Zimmerman was black this wouldn’t be an issue. And I could not agree more.
If George Zimmerman was black Sanford’s finest would probably have shot him on site. A black man standing over a dead body is an open invitation for one of those contagious police shootings that has taken down so many black men. Perverted justice served and case closed. If the black Mr. Zimmerman’s body wound up with forty bullet holes after he had shot somebody else who wouldn’t think that justice was served?
But for the sake of argument, let’s say that the police who showed up managed to hold back their natural urge to shoot our fictitious black Mr. Zimmerman. Does anybody think a black man would be taken into custody only to be released for shooting another black man? When was the last time that happened? Does anybody think the police would make press statements defending the black Mr. Zimmerman by telling the world that a black man was defending himself and therefore was never taken into custody? It would never happen. If there is even the remote possibility that a black person committed a crime it would have to be sorted out after dude was safely behind bars. It’s standard procedure.
But let’s step back even further. If George Zimmerman was black, chances are he would have never made a call to emergency operators to report a black man walking down the street and looking suspicious. If George Zimmerman was black odds are pretty good that he wouldn’t be following anybody walking down the street out of fear that somebody would call the police on him for the crime of stalking. If Mr. Zimmerman was black he would mind his own business because the odds are just too high that he’d be the one getting questioned. And then let’s not forget that he had a loaded pistol with him. A black Mr. Zimmerman would think twice and conclude it best to leave well enough alone.
If George Zimmerman was black, there are plenty of real life scenarios to play that would assure he would be charged for any crime he would have committed. People who want to point a damning finger at the black community for their desire for justice in the murder of Trayvon Martin have their criticism misplaced. But then again, if George Zimmerman was black, these people wouldn’t give a damn about Trayvon or Zimmerman. It would be little more than another case of black on black crime. The people who criticize black people for all the attention being brought to this case would go back to doing whatever it is they do. If these people really cared about black on black crime, why wait until we have a case of white on black crime to bring it up? It really looks like somebody is trying to play the race card in a situation that has race written all over it.