Posts Tagged ‘Zimmerman’

Last word on Zimmerman (I think); Distraction from the important stories

July 17, 2013

We all saw the photos with wounds on head and broken nose. We all saw that the Prosecution withheld evidence. We all saw that Obama did the same stupid meddling as he did when he figured a black professor and professional indoctrinator was mistreated by a white cop. We all saw the Old Media and how they formed a feedback loop to call Zimmerman “racist“, and how Obama joined in to hype the thing.

(You’ve written good stuff about other things like the suspicious Hastings “accident” but on the Zimmerman story here you’ve allied with them).

Then those that were interested facts found out, together with the FBI, that Zimmerman was NOT a racist but that he was judged in fact by the color of his skin instead of the content of his character:

(1) in his blood runs the veins of a black grandmother
(2) mentoring two black kids with the gratitude of the mother
(3) took a black girl to prom night
(4) protested to the Sanford police over the mistreatment of a black suspect
(5) a good number of black friends that testified to his non-racist disposition
(6) FBI investigation trying to pry any little sign of racism out of something like 36 witnesses and saying “there’s no evidence”.

Gimme a break. This whole thing was pushed through and played up in Media so they could avoid the real stories:

(1) the Fed continues to trash the currency and the economy with fiat “notes”
(2) the IRS continues to drain the lifeblood of the economy
(3) business -and wow, unions even- are being crushed under the weight of Obamacare and the other related regulations
(4) businesses changing employees from full-time and even overtime hours for the ones that are productive and reliable and trustworthy down to 35 and 30 hours a week to avoid the Obamacare crush.
(5) The NSA spying on EVERY AMERICAN to see who opposes the government and to see what they might get on them. (See #6)
(6) Janet Napolitano and DHS have still nether apologized nor cancelled their “watch list” for federal, state, and local enforcement officers, for including veterans, Ron Paul supporters, constitution supporters, libertarians, as potential terrorists, making them the real terrorists
(7) the Benghazi fiasco and cover-up and blatant lies
(8) the seizure of all the AP records and the naming of a journalist as criminal for his speech, and then having the gall to blame it on the lack of a law (they don’t even pretend to obey the constitution anymore)
(9) testimony to Congress by the Defense Minister that they go to war when they want to asking permission of the United Nations instead of Congress, and by the way, if we feel like we’ll tell you we’re doing it.
(10) the obliteration of a BLACK town of 10,00 in Libya by the “rebels” Obama and NATO installed in government there.. Now how about those 10,000 racist murders?

(11) the presidential kill lists.

How much will it take?
At least Mr. Duff did ask the right questions about the Hastings death.

Zimmerman: Part black, Indian and White / Beware of Poverty Pimps / N.A.P. Principle

July 14, 2013

George Zimmerman found not guilty. I’m glad they let the entire trial be broadcast. I’m sorry Zimmerman had to go through that, but I thin I should feel more sorry for the Martin family, because they’ve been used as pawns by the poverty pimps who make a living from demagoguery, and a pastor who jumped to conclusions and thought he was at another time and another place. They were all victimized by the Old and Fading Establishment Media, too, which has an agenda of creating false controversy.

When you talk about race, please remember to mention:
Zimmerman’s black great-great-grandmother.
The fatherless black kids he was mentoring, to their black mothers’ gratitude.
His outrage at the mistreatment by police of a black person they had arrested.
The praise of his black neighbors.
The malicious agitation of the Justice Department.
The fact that nobody, but nobody was nervous about any riots breaking out if he was declared guilty.

And for goodness’ sake, remember that the entire Old and Obsoleted Media of the United States is an accomplice in the danger that Zimmerman will have to face for the rest of his life.

That Old Media is also complicit in all the threats made against Zimmerman during this time. The lawsuit against NBC will end in a settlement, but won’t be enough to pay for the lives lost to thugs who got revenge after the Old Media made such a caricature of the incident.

The Poverty Pimps are also guilty in this charade, giving the Fading Media hacks a show. After they had sunk their teeth into this and gotten their victims to go along with it, they were invested and could not admit they were wrong. But Al Sharpton, for example, to this day, has not apologized for his part in violence in New York, has he?

Reminds me of how many Christians blame their own sins on the devil, atheists blame the sins for the worst mass murderers and genocide perps of history, who were atheists, on Christians, and Obama blames the decimation he wrought upon the economy on Bush. Ha, even Adam blamed “the woman whom thou gavest me”. So the poverty pimps and the racism pimps blame whitey for all things bad.

It’s a new world, though. We are all individual members of the human race. Forward means admitting this and applying the NAP: the “non-aggression principle”. This means using no force or threat of force against your neighbors or their property. Full stop.

 

 

Trial by Media

May 20, 2012

I came across some historical accounts of cases where a trial was held by newspaper and the result was a “Guilty” verdict that was later overturned with a “Not Guilty” verdict.

This case, for example, might be compared to the Zimmerman case:

Woman gets 20 years for firing warning shot – Washington Times:
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/may/19/woman-gets-20-years-firing-warning-shot/?page=all#pagebreak

In this case Ms. Alexander has been put away for 20 years under minimum-sentencing laws for “assault with a deady weapon”. She fired the weapon into the ceiling,¬† and in this “he-said”, “she-said”, she says it was a warning shot but the guy, who was violating a “restraining order” just by being there, says she was firing at him.

The judge bemoaned being forced to apply the 20-year sentence under state law and not having flexibility in sentencing.

Maybe it’s too bad he didn’t bemoan all the judges that we are told abuse the flexibility by unleashing obvious pathological characters with suspended sentences or with rulings tainted by corruption.

Maybe he could have lamented the ruthlessness of prosecutors that see winning cases like this as just steps to higher office.

Maybe he could have lamented the mental agility of prosecutions in turning guns into aggravating factors themselves, or the pressure of control freaks who push for using guns to multiply culpability in crimes, as a step toward the ultimate goal of arms confiscation.

So Prosecutor Corey, overseeing this case as well as the Zimmerman case, is apparently at least consistent, second-guessing the motivations after the fact, and presuming to understand and persuading others at what no one can. A jury was apparently convinced, but was kept in the dark on what the sentencing would be.

The principle of jury nullification would justify their “right to know” such things in a particular case, because they could have declared her not guilty. That’s how a jury can provide relief for laws that are unjust, and laws that have been unjustly applied.

Alexander, a 31-year-old mother of a toddler and 11-year-old twins, broke free from what she says was a choke-hold by her husband –who had beat her so bad before that he put her in the hospital on one previous occasion–, escaped to her car, realized she did not have her car keys, retrieved her gun from the car, returned to the house to get the keys.

She only shot the handgun after he continued to threaten her.

I wonder if he got charged for the threats and the violence perpetrated in the same scene. One also wonders whether the jury heard all of this whole telling.

She was so sure of her innocence that she refused all plea-deals.

That’s why in today’s America it’s always too easy for everybody who reads a news story like this to second-guess everybody who was actually involved in the trying of the case and in the story.

A Cry in the Dark” is a movie that exposes the danger of convicting the innocent based on crowd sentiments and personalities. That is based on a true story of a mother who said a dingo stole her baby, and at the time the commonly held “knowledge” was that dingos never ever attacked humans. She was later vindicated after evidence was found that seemed to corroborate what she said all along.

SAM SHEPPARD

Then there is the famous Sam Sheppard case that was the true story that many people thought inspired the TV series “The Fugitive”, although there is one report that the series creator denied it, and that has been the subject of at least five books by participants and researchers:

An exhaustive account of that case can be found here:
http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/notorious_murders/famous/sheppard/index_1.html

That’s the case that established the bonafides of F. Lee Bailey as the most famous defense lawyer in the country, and which has commanded public attention into the century following the 1954 murder of the doctor who was first convicted, then declared Not Guilty, then declared in civil court as “not innocent”, but about whom there seem to be a multiplicity of other suspects never charged and five books that declare his innocence.

How many “convicted murderers” have been exonerated by DNA evidence after decades of incarceration?

The difference in the Zimmerman case is the emotional input to declaration on both sides of the issue and the use of the incident  for media attention by public personalities who make their living from this kind of attention.

Including Sharpton, who amazingly is included everywhere in broadcast media as a credible voice on any issue involving race, after whipping up hysteria in the Tawana Brawley rape allegations, that were later proven to be false.

I will close this article with a principle that I firmly believe in always rules. It’s not always speedy, but it is inexorable.

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. – Galatians 6:7

Also:

Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked. – Exodus 23:7

And:

Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. – Isaiah 1:18

The Daily Bell – Zimmerman’s Apology?

April 23, 2012

Good point:

http://www.thedailybell.com/3817/Tibor-Machan-Zimmermans-Apology

Nyet.

Apology it was not. An apology is saying “I’m sorry for what I did”.

Here was a good observation by Tibor Machan in the article on why the lockstep conformist reporters called it an “apology”:

But by characterizing it as an apology, news reporters implicate Mr. Zimmerman in confessing to murder, which he certainly didn’t do.

I have no stake in this at all. I don’t know if Mr. Zimmerman is guilty of manslaughter, murder, negligent homicide, or killing someone in self defense. What I do know is that what he said in court on Friday does not amount to a confession. Let’s get this straight.*

* I develop the thesis here more fully in “Should You Apologize?” a chapter of my book Libertarianism Defended (Ashgate, 2006)

It’s maybe a bit subtle, almost subliminal, but any psychologist will tell you the selection of what words you use makes a difference in the hearer’s ears. Salesman study it, a real phenomenon.

aec


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