7 Comments

  1. Nonanon

    March 28, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    What about the group of Martin supporters who looted a Walgreen’s today? What about the US Congressman removed from the floor today for wearing a hoodie and sun glasses in support of Martin. What about the fact the parents didn’t report Martin missing or claim the body for three days? I guess that’s the norm when your son is a thug.

    I can’t help what a bunch of pampered university students decide what they think is important. It isn’t.

    This issue is about race and about the second amendment. Unfortunately for you, Rob, you’re on the wrong side of the argument on both counts.

  2. Fenian

    March 28, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Its really not about race and its not about the 2nd Amendment. Its about a society that is so scared and so stupid that it can’t take care of itself in a fashion other than killing somebody….by mistake….The scale tipped to the side of Know Nothings a decade ago and its gonna stay there until we either wake up or the Chinese really do take us over and restore education to its high value in this country.

  3. gregflynn

    March 28, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Martin’s father reported him missing the next morning but his body remained in the morgue unidentified.

  4. Chris McKinley

    March 28, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Trayvon Martin’s death is certainly a tragedy. It is a loss of life that always should be mourned. But it is a singular tragedy and nothing more. Sadly, it is one of thousands of singular tragedies that is ripping apart black communities. Unfortunately, too many people are using it to create a narrative that serves a corrupt and corrosive message in order to further their own agendas. For this, the entire country loses.

    This tragedy would have never reached its current frenzy had it not been for its initial false story that Trayvon was shot by a “white” man. Simply because of his last name, people “profiled” him. In fact he is Hispanic. We then see pictures of Trayvon as a very young boy. In fact, the pictures were of when he was 12. He is 17. While that should not normally be an issue, it is because of the way this false narrative is being promoted.

    As Walter Williams of George Mason noted the other day, 50% of all homicides are black victims. 95% of those involve black on black. The hypocrisy of this story is that we hear nothing from black leaders about this. We never see these “million hoodie” marches about these tragedies. How many innocent young black children are killed in the cross fire of drive by’s? Why no outrage? Because for some ridiculous reason there can be no self criticism within the black community nor from the outside.

    Yet now we see this outrage by lilly white liberals and so called “black leaders” like Sharpton and Jessie Jackson who only pander to worn out themes of black persecution in order to maintain their narrative of blame and race baiting for their own gain.

    The real tragedy is the growing hypocrisy surrounding this story and the failure to address the bigger issues that are tearing apart the black community.

  5. Alex

    March 28, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    It’s funny that Sharpton and Jessie Jackson tried to generate the same frenzy with the Duke Lacrosse team hurling insults and charges before they even knew the real story . When they were shown to be idiots, they never apologized to the students or families. They are nothing but paid agitators , and should be treated as such.

  6. gregflynn

    March 28, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Chris M, that’s what the original “Million Man March” was about in 1995

  7. Eric Peters

    March 29, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    CM stated that George Zimmerman is Hispanic, not White.
    In fact, he is both. “Hispanic” is an ethnic identity. Hispanics belong to the Hispanic culture. The term does not refer to race. There are White Hispanics, Black Hispanics, Jewish Hispanics, etc.

    CM says that “we hear nothing from black leaders (about black on black violence).” I don’t know what company he keeps, but they either don’t watch the news or they aren’t paying attention. The Million Man March is only one event meant to address violence within the black community.