Malpractice in Martin Case
Crouere April 1, 2012
our country is being divided by a liberal press that is engaged in
of unarmed 17-year old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida was a
Questions need to be answered about the conduct of neighborhood
Zimmerman who shot and killed the youngster.
Zimmerman acting in self-defense or did he target a young black male to
Did the police act irresponsibly in releasing Zimmerman or were they
story gained traction, the media has been playing on the emotions of
and airing old photos of Zimmerman and Martin. The public has been
exposed to a 2005 arrest photo of Zimmerman and middle school pictures
fresh faced Martin. In the pictures, Zimmerman looks menacing, while
looks like an innocent child. More
recent photos of Zimmerman as a more mature businessman and Martin as a
developed 17 year old student are rarely shown in media reports.
narrative has been that a racist Zimmerman hunted down Martin and
It is no wonder that a recent CNN poll showed that 73 percent of
wanted Zimmerman arrested.
are due to media misrepresentation and willful omission. It was
reported that Zimmerman is white, but he is Hispanic. It has now been
that he mentors black children, has black family members and one of his
friends, Joe Oliver, is black. In fact, Oliver has been doing
attesting to Zimmerman’s character and denying that his friend is a
Martin was 6’3” and weighed approximately 170 pounds. It is not a
believe that he was able to knock the 5’9” Zimmerman to the ground. He
athletic and could have easily surprised Zimmerman. This contradicts
narrative that Zimmerman attacked Martin and killed him. If Martin was
Zimmerman and on top of him, he could have been killed in self defense.
story that Zimmerman told police and is corroborated by an eyewitness.
be the reason that he was not initially arrested by police.
point, the media needs to accurately report the story and the racist
rights” leaders need to allow the investigation to proceed. If George
acted unlawfully and killed Martin, he should be arrested. If he was
rights and following the state’s “stand your ground” law, which allows
to use deadly force in self-defense, then he should not be arrested and
surprisingly, these new revelations have not stopped the peddlers of
division, Rev. Al Sharpton and Rev. Jesse Jackson, from using this
whip up tensions and get their face on television. To make matters
New Black Panther Party placed a $10,000 bounty on the head of George
Zimmerman. They demanded the capture of Zimmerman and ominously told
they believe in “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.” The
that the group wants to see George Zimmerman dead. These radicals want
mobilize 10,000 black men to hunt down Zimmerman and bring him to
their own system, outside of the Florida courts.
along with his family and friends, are now in the bull’s-eye of
activists. Sadly, this racially tinged public frenzy has been created
irresponsible actions of the media.
learn more and the investigation is complete, the media needs to stop
the flames of racial tension and start reporting accurate facts. The
needs to be on discovering the truth, not assigning blame to any one
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