Friday, March 23, 2012

Quotation for Today: The Words of Trayvon Martin's Murderer

The quotation for today illuminates the heinous paranoia of the man who stalked and murdered Trayvon Martin; a paranoia nourished on racism.

"Now he's coming towards me. He's got his hand in his waistband. And he's a black male...Something's wrong with him. Yup, he's coming to check me out. He's got something in his hands. I don't know what his deal is...These assholes, they always get away."
George Zimmerman, Stalker and Murderer of Trayvon Martin

The above transcribed comments by George Zimmerman (boldfaced emphasis added) are from his telephone call to the Sanford, Florida 911 dispatcher.

The Sanford police "investigation" of the murder was so sloppy that they didn't notify Trayvon's parents immediately, although they had Trayvon's cellphone. 

And what about that cellphone?  Charles Blow of The New York Times, via Twitter, is asking about the status of Trayvon's cellphone, see here.

I pose another question: "Why is the television media avoiding this issue?". 

I primarily watch Bloomberg Television where there has been a virtual news blackout of this story and its potential impact on the gun business and Florida's tourist industry. Perhaps, the  problem is the television network that I'm watching.

Many thanks to Mother Jones and Adam Weinstein for the excellent reporting on the murder of Trayvon Martin; story cited below.  

Hopefully, MotherJones will do an in-depth story on the Florida law, stand your ground. There are many questions about the stand your ground law needing answers (e.g., law sponsor, supporters, lobbyists, financing, etc.).

Weinstein, Adam. "The Trayvon Martin Killing, Explained." MotherJones 18 March, 2012: online edition.

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