Monday, July 15, 2013
Fallout from the George Zimmerman Verdict
By Reginald Kaigler (DEMCAD)
Despite my disdain for George Zimmerman, I'm disappointed by the acts of foolishness that has followed the verdict. A 73 year old black musician was beaten after singing a song in tribute to Trayvon Martin. According to the victim's family, 43-year-old Dinalynn Andrews Potter yelled, "it's all your fault" just before rushing on stage to attack 73-year-old Lester Chambers.
Lester Chambers Attacked After Dedicating Song to Trayvon Martin: Family
In Oakland, there were huge protest in support of Trayvon Martin. There were no arrests, but one journalist claimed he was assaulted when he entered the crowd. At various points, protestors stopped traffic and police retreated. It looks like this acts are isolated incidents and there is no indication that there will be any large scale riots.
In national news, race exploitation extraordinaire Al Sharpton, declared that he will organizing protests in 100 cities nationwide. Activists are now calling for a federal inquiry into the case.They want the feds to look at the case to see if Zimmerman violated Trayvon Martin's civil rights. My guess is that this case is going to be used to push some sort of gun control nonsense. As usual, anti gun authoritarian NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg is calling for an end to the "Stand Your Ground" statute. There is no way in hell I'm going to like these people use Zimmerman's actions to take away my right to bare arms and defend myself.
Bottom line: The media will continue to exploit this for as long as they can. They'll keep distracting people from the deteriorating economy, while we focus on everything but the powers that be.