As usual, Allen West follows the insultingly ignorant logic of those who wouldn’t even have a chance to be admitted to an online law school. The attempted rebuttal to the CORRECT opinion that this case was race based is nothing more than an attempt to deflect the issue at hand. Trying to equate black vs. white crime, black vs. black crime etc. is nothing but false equivalency.
“I think one of the things that we saw was the interjection of race into this case, especially by the race baiters,” he said, “which probably caused the prosecution to go down the path of a charge that was going to be a little bit harder [to prove].” He added that if the state had “let the justice system take its due course,” there may have been a different verdict.
West also questioned why the NAACP honed in on the Zimmerman case but have been more silent on the violence seen in cities like Chicago, where over this past weekend alone reports listed 10 black children or teens being killed.
“Where are they talking about the black-on-black crime we’re seeing throughout Chicago and many other inner cities?” he questioned. “I think there’s a little bit of cherry-picking here for the sake of political purposes, and we need to get away from that.”~Allen West(2013)
The deflection of the discussion surrounding THIS case is revolting because what detractors are really trying too imply=Since black kids kill each other all the time, this particular black kid’s fate means zero. Folks that suffer from, or who are “supposedly” more prone to commit constant criminal activity, should NEVER have the right to be upset or complain. Instead of being “genuinely” concerned about the fact that a black male youth dies at the hand(s) of law enforcement(Even cop wannabes) every thirty seconds or less, irrational idiots like West, stand in front of mostly white crowds using coded language like “usual suspect race baiters”, “white liberals”etc.
The only thing that I accept regarding this case=George Zimmerman is only a free man because he benefitted from the following: a ridiculous law, a broken legal system that forced six individuals to strictly adhere to the asinine tenets of that law, and a team of lawyers that successfully painted a narrative that suggested the real, “unarmed” victim in this case was the thuggish aggressor who suddenly produced the sidewalk as a weapon of offense while defending his own right to live- Nope, Das not racist.
I’ve heard people say that they are “sick”of hearing about Martin supporters expressing their opinions. Let me suggest to you, that we could care less about what you are sick of. We are sick AND tired of you simply being “sick” when it benefits your B.S. version of how things SHOULD BE. Try being sick, and tired, 24-7, 360 days-a-year, going back over 4 centuries…while battling things how they ARE and have been. Tell the families of the innocent black youth that have inevitably lost their lives in the last few minutes just how sick “their” tears and fears are making YOU.~Daryl
Speaking of cherry-picking, I guess this George Washington wannabe forgot his own words:
“I have sat back and allowed myself time to assess the current episode revealing itself in Sanford, Florida involving the shooting of 17-year-old Treyvon Martin. First of all, if all that has been reported is accurate, the Sanford Police Chief should be relieved of his duties due to what appears to be a mishandling of this shooting in its early stages. The US Navy SEALS identified Osama Bin Laden within hours, while this young man laid on a morgue slab for three days. The shooter, Mr Zimmerman, should have been held in custody and certainly should not be walking free, still having a concealed weapons carry permit. From my reading, it seems this young man was pursued and there was no probable cause to engage him, certainly not pursue and shoot him….against the direction of the 911 responder. Let’s all be appalled at this instance not because of race, but because a young American man has lost his life, seemingly, for no reason. I have signed a letter supporting a DOJ investigation. I am not heading to Sanford to shout and scream, because we need the responsible entities and agencies to handle this situation from this point without media bias or undue political influences. This is an outrage.”~Allen West(2012)
- Black on Black Crime In The Wake Of Trayvon Martin. (creativelybrown.wordpress.com)
- Article Referral: The Trayvon Martin Killing & the Myth of Black-on-Black Crime (theobamacrat.com)
- On Trayvon Martin: Debunking Prof. Laurence Thomas’ black-on-black crime (syracuse.com)