“Now witness claims TRAYVON attacked Zimmerman: Anonymous onlooker told police neighbourhood watch captain was provoked… as friends insist teen was not violent and protests mount”
The chickens, they’ll be coming home to roost, legacy media.
From the UK Mail:
Trayvon Martin may have attacked a Neighborhood Watch captain before the man shot dead the unarmed teen in a gated community in Florida, an anonymous witness who spoke to police claimed yesterday.
The witness, known only as John, told Sanford police that he saw Martin on top of George Zimmerman shortly before the fatal shot that has led to a national outcry, including a huge ‘hoodie’ march in Philadelphia last night. He recounted the details to Fox 35 News in Florida.
Meanwhile, the Rev Al Sharpton said today that activists are planning a ‘wave of civil disobedience.
Speaking outside of his New York City headquarters today, Rev Sharpton said that it is important to show ‘sustained indignation’ over Martin’s death.[...]
In addition, members of the Black Panther Party are offering a $10,000 reward for Zimmerman’s ‘capture,’ the Orlando Sentinel reported.Leader Mikhai Muhammad said at a Sanford protest today after the group called for 5,000 new recruits to capture him.
The group chanted: ‘Justice for Trayvon!’ as well as ‘Black Power!’
Mr Muhammad told the paper that the group would commence their search in areas that Zimmerman was known to have work ties – in Jacksonville and Maitland.
The witness told FOX 35 in Orlando that he saw evidence of a fight between Martin and Zimmerman, which could lend credence to the gunman’s claim that he was acting in self-defence.
‘The guy on the bottom who had a red sweater on was yelling to me: “Help, help… and I told him to stop and I was calling 911,’ he said.
Zimmerman was wearing a red sweater; Martin was in a grey hoodie.
He added: ‘When I got upstairs and looked down, the guy who was on top beating up the other guy, was the one laying in the grass, and I believe he was dead at that point.’
This account is drastically different from the portrait painted of Martin by his friends and acquaintances.
Look, let’s just get this out there: as of now, no one can say with certainty what happened, save that early reports spread by a complicit media and some cynical, race-baiting politicians were completely misleading and erroneous, and in many cases, probably intentionally so. Progressives and the media accomplices and enablers wanted to present a particular narrative, and they weren’t about to let facts — or a lack of them — get in the way of how this particular narrative was presented and disseminated. Make no mistake: the reaction they got from this story was the reaction they wanted. This was a political gambit. And it is despicable.
Were any real justice left in the United States, members of the press and racial ideologues like Al Sharpton, who are benefiting most from what is turning out to be an initially misreported story, would face criminal prosecution and civil liability for any damages or deaths arising from the racially-charged “protests” they’ve helped manufacture and stoke. Spike Lee would be shamed, and his “art” hereafter ignored.
This is a case of abhorrent media malpractice; and we’ve been down this road before with Al Sharpton, who now wears the veneer of respectability as a “journalist” for MSNBC, when the truth is, he’s a race pimp and a divisive, cynical charlatan who long ago should have been dismissed from good company.
— Which, come to think on it he was. And that explains why he now shills for leftists, Democrats, race hustlers, and MSNBC.
In 2007, I noted here on this blog that if we elect a leftist ideologue like Obama — an academic steeped in critical race theory and Black Liberation Theology, an adept of Alinksy and Said — we would wind up setting back racial relations in this country decades. And that’s because racial divisions create opportunities for pandering progressive politicians, as well as lays the groundwork for an identity politics paradigm favored by the left as a way to promote bloc politics and collectivism over individualism and classical liberal ideals.
Looks like we’re right on schedule.
Our “post-racial” President is anything but. Division, scapegoating, class and race mistrust and envy: these are the tools of the leftist academic. Obama is simply acting like he was trained to act.
Like a seal at Sea World. With an expensive suit.
This is what your betters insisted would usher in a time of healing here in the US. They lied to you. And they lied to themselves.
And now the chickens, they’re coming home to roost, voters. Enjoy!