A pretty interesting read.
He should win an award for this.
Quoting Red Bottom:" He should win an award for this."
I wish I could "like" this post.
I'll be honest, I didn't keep up with the trial... I knew nothing about it... but I didn't really need to. It's the same story all the time and it's all really sad.
People have no clue that they're just puppets in a media frenzy for ratings. During the trial, something like 20 black children were killed (in chicago) by someone of the same race. None of the deaths were rioted. A white girl was killed and stuffed in a dumpster by 2 black men for her bike, no one rioted. No one even cared because the media didn't think it was worthy of attention. But trayvon is killed (within the law according to a jury) by a Hispanic male, and it becomes a black and white thing. Blows my mind.
And somehow burning flags, destroying police cars, destroying property, and assaulting people, gives trayvon some justice?
People are warped.
What an incredibly well-written and well-articulated article.
I think everyone needs to read this.
Quoting Red Bottom:" People have no clue that they're just puppets in a media frenzy for ratings. During the trial, something ... [snip!] ... flags, destroying police cars, destroying property, and assaulting people, gives trayvon some justice? People are warped."
We are living in a bandwagon society fueled by social media and the instant attention they can get from "caring". They jump on board and spew the lies and misleading facts from the media. Playing the cards the media needs them to play in order to get their ratings.
They listen to Al Sharpton and flood the streets in the name of a deceased child to make themselves feel better. They do not realize they are pawns in Al's game to further his agenda.
I have noticed, first hand, that most people claiming to be protesting do not even know the basic facts of the case or what the laws in Florida even are. Its sad, really.
I love that he compares it to Chicago. As I sit here watching the news, wondering how many more people were hurt or killed by violence this weekend in the city. None of it is important to mainstream media though if it doesn't push today's agenda.
The Gun Ban in the city is very OBVIOUSLY WORKING. It's so very safe to hang out in Pilsen, Edgewood, auburn Gresham, or anywhere on the south side. No kids get shot hanging out in the parks, on their way to or from school or just sitting on their front porch.
<blockquote><b>Quoting Booger & Bubba's Mommy:</b>" I love that he compares it to Chicago. As I sit here watching the news, wondering how many more people ... [snip!] ... the south side. No kids get shot hanging out in the parks, on their way to or from school or just sitting on their front porch."</blockquote>
DC has the lowest number per capita of guns per residents. They also have the highest gun violence rate of any "state".
<blockquote><b>Quoting Mama Rice:</b>" http://www.eurweb.com/2013/07/romany-malco-pens-message-to-trayvon-sympathizers/ A pretty interesting read."</blockquote>
Yes, everyone should read this.
I didn't know who he was but will now declare myself a fan and try to see his work.
Quoting Oncemore:" http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/07/15/the-trayvon-martin-killing-and-the-myth-of-black-on-black-crime.html This "
Granted, blacks commit more black murders and whites commit more white murders when you look at the percentage but the outrage should be about nobody caring about the degree to which black people are hurting themselves in many more ways than who whites hurt themselves (as in the murder rates). Also, maybe it's safer to talk about black on black crime than the rate at which blacks commit crimes against non-blacks.
Here are a few cut and pastes from an article I will link:
After researching the FBI numbers for "Suicide of a Superpower," this writer concluded: "An analysis of 'single offender victimization figures' from the FBI for 2007 finds blacks committed 433,934 crimes against whites, eight times the 55,685 whites committed against blacks. Interracial rape is almost exclusively black on white
Quoting TheNuge:" Granted each blacks commit more black murders and whites commit more white murders when you look at ... [snip!] ... honest truth is that 99 percent of the people that are robbing, stealing, killing these drivers are blacks and Hispanics.""
Quoting .Colleen.:" Quite alot of opinion in that article. Proximity doesn't negate statistics. I am not implying ... [snip!] ... of the other nameless, faceless minority victims of murder? why are they not worthy of all the focus on violence? "
It's not just about proximity he discusses more than that he speaks on why these areas are so devastated with crime and no one will address those issues. But what they can say is that blacks are disproportionately represented as both victims and offenders.