Tuesday, July 09, 2013


Lying About Victimhood

Here is a smarmy opinion piece about black parents, fears for their children, which presumes the guilt of Mr. Zimmerman* and says this:

While most parents are up at night wondering how to protect their children from the uncontrollable like drunk drivers or muggings, Trayvon's parents, my parents and parents of black males across the country are also living in fear that their children won't come home because someone thought they were dangers to the community.
Here is the truth (and I know saying the truth about race in America is deemed racist itself, but in those cases the term "racist" is merely code for "shut up"): Young black men in America are more than 18 times more likely to be murdered by another black man than by someone of another race, including a "white Hispanic." If parents are worried about the tragedy of Trayvon Martin happening to their sons, they are wasting their worries.

Here are the statistics from the FBI for 2011, and here is an article on black on black murder statistics at the Globalgrind website. Money quote.

Black-on-black murder is at an all-time high. It was revealed that each year, roughly 7,000 blacks are murdered and 94 percent of the time the murderer is another black person.
According to a study conducted by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, between 1976 and 2011 there were 279,384 black murder victims, which means that 262,621 were murdered by other blacks, resulting in the 94 percent figure.

 Good, but heartbreaking, article on this sort of thing from the always worth reading Mona Charon.

*Prosecutors have a special ethical rule that they cannot bring a case against an individual unless they can honestly say there is a good chance of conviction. It is my solid belief that the Florida special prosecutor in Trayvon Martin's case has violated that ethical rule.

UPDATE: Great minds, etc.


I suspect that neither the prosecutor, in bringing the case, nor the judge, in refusing to dismiss it, had the moral courage to withstand the foreseeable media & black (via Jackson & Sharpton, et al.) outrage.

I wonder if the jury has courage.
I've always had a healthy respect for juries. Hope this one doesn't cause me to doubt that feeling. With you on the moral failings of the cowardly spec. prosecutor and judge.
Jury saves the day for case that should never have been brought nor survived halftime motion at trial. The jury system works but like all human endeavors there is a mistake rate. Not this time though.
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