It has been a month since 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in Florida. The man who killed him, George Zimmerman has claimed self-defense. The professional race hucksters are out beating the drum on this case and proving once again, the most dangers spot in America is the space between them and a TV camera. Justice is working in the case but something else, more important is going on.
What is it?
It is another example of the left trying to attack the right of a citizen to defend himself.
Wrapped up in this controversy about the homicide of Trayvon Martin is the issue of Florida’s “stand your ground” law.
The left does not like that law, which may be reason in and of itself to like the law. But there is more to it.
Liberals have a problem with Americans being able to help themselves. It does not matter whether it is self-defense or even preparations for a disaster. The left always wants us to be dependent on the government and in the case of Hurricane Katrina; we saw how well that worked out.
The left does not like it that Americans can be armed. Real Americans like that. I for one find it comforting to think that if someone breaks into a house with people in it, the last sound the burglar could hear is the sound of a shotgun being jacked before the homeowner sends him a very clear and permanent message.
The “stand your ground” law is a rule that relates to what is known as the duty to retreat. Under American law, you are allowed to use force to defend yourself or someone else. You may use deadly force if you reasonably believe deadly force is about to be used on you. A majority of American states have some variation of the “stand your ground” law. The minority of states say that before you can use deadly force, you must try to retreat if possible. That is a really dumb law, since among other things you cannot outrun a bullet. All it does is force people who legitimately defend themselves to face criminal prosecution for not retreating first.
All the “stand your ground” law does is say there is no duty to retreat.
The left has a famous saying, “never let a crisis go to waste.” We are seeing that in the Trayvon Martin homicide. The “stand your ground law,” which the liberals are attacking actually has nothing to do with this case. There is another law that says in a case, if you are the initial aggressor, you cannot claim self-defense. According to the media reports, Zimmerman followed Martin and made contact with him, even after the 911 operator told him not to follow Martin. A digitally enhanced copy of the 911 recording made by CNN allegedly has Zimmerman making what sounds like a racial remark right before the shooting. If proven, that could go a long way towards proving premeditation in a murder case. Again, the “stand your ground” law has nothing to do with this case.
The left has an obsession with making citizens vulnerable. From asinine gun control laws to bad ideas such as the duty to retreat, they have one goal. They want to make people totally dependent on the government.
Last year, we saw the ultimate results of that policy in Britain. Britain has long ago banned guns. So last year when riots flared out of control and Britain’s police could not handle them, citizens were left defenseless. British citizens were so desperate to protect themselves, sales of American baseball bats rose by a staggering 6000%.
Obviously the British do not understand the words of a wise man of the American west that said, “God made all men. General Colt made them all equal.”
As for the Trayvon Martin homicide case, contrary to the hysterical howling of the race hucksters, justice is coming. The night of the shooting, the only thing the police had as the claim by Zimmerman that he had shot in self-defense. I realize the Constitution means nothing to liberals, but in order for the police to arrest Zimmerman that night, they would have had to have probable cause. That was something they did not have.
So the cops did what they are supposed to do. They investigated.
Now, a special prosecutor has been appointed and the matter will be presented to a grand jury on April 10th.
Unlike the hucksters who have been rushing to the nearest available camera, I’ve been a prosecutor. I spent ten years of my legal career trying cases for the State and putting criminals in jail. Unlike people such as Al Sharpton, I’ve tried murder cases.
Any lawyer who has tried more than two or three cases in the criminal justice system has come across the “rush to judgment” defense. Johnnie Cochran made it famous in the OJ Simpson case. The rush to judgment defense is simply that the cops were under pressure to solve the case and did it quickly.
When law enforcement is pressured to move on a case when it is not ready, you get a successful rush to judgment defense. In Florida, it looks like law enforcement is going about this the right way and having their ducks in a row before presenting the case.
Of course the hucksters don’t really care whether law enforcement gets it right. All they are interested in is their five minutes in front of the camera.
All the left is interested in is trying to further destroy the rights of Americans to defend themselves.
Speculation kills cats.
When a hooded person walks our neighborhood in florida, you had better damned well understand that there are Armed Neighbors watching.
It seems that you, Nancy, have never been a victim of the snatch and run thieves. Leave your garrage up sometimes during the day and watch as unknowns come by.
One chap left his wheel barrow by the end of his drive way, returned to back side of house with shovel to find weel barrow gone. Most of the thieves want it for it's scrap value weight.
I have lost a $75.00 roll of copper wire for the sales price at a junker dealer for less than $5.00 dollars.
Neighbors do watch. This black took the notion that he was bigger and could beat hell out of Zimmerman which he did until the majic moment of pain got too much for Zimmerman.
Do you understand a broken nose, busted face and the likes. I paid for my $20,000 worth of bridge work with no Government Handouts. Damned if someone is going to break it.
I HAVE SEEN THE "NEW BLACK PANTHER PARTY" THAT HAS APPEARED IN SANFORD, FLORIDA THREATENING TO KILL WHITES FOR REVENGE OF ZIMMERMAN KILLING MARTIN !
HOW MANY OFTHE BACK PANTHERS HAVE BEEN ARRESTED AND AWAITING TO GO BEFORE A JUDGE FOR THREATENING SAMFORD WHITES ?
HERE WE GO AGN, AL SHARPTON, JESSE JACKSON and all the other old civil rights GANG WAVING THE RACE CARD AROUND. right in there with THE LEFT wanting to demand and demand that we allow muggers to hurt us but we are not allowed to defend ourselves!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. THE LEFT AND THE RACE CARD GANG ARE OVER THE TOP ON THIS ONE. they want to CRUCIFY THIS GUY. when something happens to a conservative it DOES NOT MATTER DOES IT. DOUBLE STANDARDS AT WORK AGN. I guess they will summon GLORIA ALLDEAD to handle the CASE. IT IS NOW GOING TOOOO FAR OUT OF WHACK ON THE DRIVE BY MEDIA. these leftists never give up do they!!.
THE NEW BLACK PANTHER PARTY, SHOULD BE LISTED AS A HOME GROWN TERRORIST ORG. THEY SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED AT POLLING PLACES TO WARD OFF WHITE PEOPLE FROM VOTING. TALK ABOUT RACISM. I thought we were supposed to grow out of that sort of mind set. WE CAN SEE CLEARLY AL SHARPTON. JESSE JACKSON are still spewing hate against US. and the drive by media is STUPID ENUF TO FALL FOR THAT. now this INCIDENT WILL GO ON FOR MONTHS. CNN,FOX. MSNBC the voice of the LEFT will harp on this case as in kicking the dead horse a thousand times over. racial peace should prevail not incited HATRED. AL&JESSE FEED ON THIS TYPE OF STUFF. which in my OPINION IS TOTALLY WRONG AND IMMORAL TO SOCIETY IN GENERAL.
SINCE WHEN WAS SELF DEFENSE A CRIME????????????. if the left gets it on the LAW BOOKS SELF DEFENSE IS A MAJOR CRIMINAL OFFENSE. we are all in trouble.
You pistol permit must expire once "you ever have to use your firearm to protect yourself". THEY WANT HIS FIREARM TAKEN AWAY BEFORE "DUE PROCESS OF LAW". HE PROBABLY NEEDS HIS PITOL NOW MORE THAN BEFORE HE MET TRAYVON. THE BLACK PANTHERS HAVE a $10K Reward for Zimmerman. they said enough on TV to arrest the 6-7 that were threatening to kill.
I do think you should strike through the word Murder and insert after that the word, "Self Defense". The word murder implies conviction.
Do you really want to confict Zimmerman before a trial.
Seems the world wants to including Obama who is trying to use the event to incite a race war.
Jesus' Disciples carried the short sword to protect themselves and Jesus never admonished the disciples from doing so !
EVIL HAS ALWAYS TRIED TO "TERRORIZE GOOD" !
THESE "HOODED CREATURES" THAT WALK IN OUR SOCIETY "WISH TO INTIMIDATE THOSE ABOUT THEM". WHEN THEY ARE "CHALLENGED" THEY "BELLOW PROFILING".
WELL, THEY "TAKE THE DISTINCTION FOR WEARING NO SHOE LACES OR BELTS AND WALKING AROUND HOLDING THEIR PANTS WITH ONE HAND AND "JUNK" WITH THE OTHER....FROM CRIMINALS IN JAIL" ! !
CAPS ON BACKWARDS DEFEAT THE PURPOSE OF "SHADING THE SUN FOM ONE'S EYES" ! THEY SHOULD "JUST WEAR A SCULL CAP LIKE THEIR MUSLIM FRIENDS" !
BUT, "ALL OF THIS IS A MESSAGE"....."WE DO NOT WANT TO ASSIMILATE INTO THIS SOCIETY....TOO WHITE" !!
Hooded is used to conceal the faces of armed robbers in Zippymarts and Banks !