Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Only slightly-biased news reporting from our friends at the NFM (Non Fox Media).

Emphasis mine.

Trayvon Martin through the eyes of the NFM.
George Zimmerman has been charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of unarmed (Did you catch that? He was unarmed.) Florida teenager (Did you catch that? He was a teenager. Poor thing. A child.) Trayvon Martin, says prosecutor Angela Corey.

Zimmerman has surrendered (NPR reports that he was arrested.) to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, his new lawyer, Mark O'Mara, told CNN legal analyst Mark NeJame.

Martin, 17, was killed February 26 as he (among other things that will go largely ignored by all but the full-story news venues.) returned to his father's fiancee's house in Sanford, Florida, after picking up candy (That's right- candy- like what you can easily take from a baby. Poor thing.) and an iced tea at a nearby convenience store.

Zimmerman, a 28-year-old neighborhood watch volunteer, says he shot Martin in self-defense.

The case has drawn comments from President Obama and the United Nations, led to protest marches in cities and campuses around the country, and sparked a nationwide debate about race in America (Re-sparked is more like it. Liberals never ever want to do away with racism. If we treated minorities like equals, Liberals would blow a gasket because "don't you get it? They need our help! By holding them to the same standard as everyone else, you're not giving them a chance!" Of course when you hold people up to the same standard, they'll almost universally meet and exceed your expectations.) and Florida's "stand your ground" law, which allows the use of deadly force by anyone who feels a reasonable threat of death or serious injury. (The alternative law states that you must retreat if you can do so safely. You know- leave the criminals to us. We, the courts and the penal system will handle everything. You can trust us- everything will be fine. Now run along now. No serously, RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!) Readings of the law are crucial to a prosecution, Conway said (No earlier mention of Conway in this article. I guess you're just supposed to know who he/she is. Also, that sentence doesn't seem to be particularly worthwhile anyway. Maybe the author had a minimum word count requirement.).

The six weeks between Martin’s death and the announcement that Zimmerman would face charges led critics to list Martin along civil rights martyrs slain in the pursuit of racial justice. (Again, there's no proof or evidence that Zimmerman was a racist nor that he had profiled Martin because of his race. However, if you're going to advance a baseless cause, you need your martyrs. They'll preach that they want to ensure that "nobody ever has to die due to _______ again" but if that happened, they wouldn't have anything to do with all their idle time so they ensure it will never happen.)

Zimmerman’s supporters have sought, in turn, to portray him as a symbol of an essential American character, the community protector who risks his own safety to help his neighbors. (I'll take their word for it on this one since I haven't heard anything about that).

The news that Zimmerman would be charged came shortly after the Rev. Al Sharpton and the Martin family attorney called for the public to remain peaceful whatever the decision of the special prosecutor. (Well I don't know much, but if Rev. Al Sharpton is involved, there'll be no inciting racial hatred, nossir.)

From CNN.


Evil_Klown said...

As soon as I heard the "special prosecutor" say she didn't need a grand jury, I knew she was going to press charges.

Can you imagine if she didn't press charges? Everyone would blame her. I realized that she MUST know that but didn't care since she was going to press charges.

If she were NOT going to press charges, she would have gone with the grand jury that had already been convened in order to shift the "blame" from her own shoulders.

scot said...

I see on some (very few) sites the libs have finally located a semi-recent picture of this martyr/saint-to-be/Nobel-prize-contender from his Facebook. Of course, care has been taken to crop his hands from the source photo which he is using to flip off camera.

WOMBAT said...

Scot- You mean the pic at the bottom of this page?

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