Media is reporting today on Trayvon’s “youthful indiscretions”. He was suspended from school on three occasions, once for graffiti, once for possessing burglary tools, a screwdriver and some jewelry and the last time for marijuana traces and paraphernalia but this shouldn’t be at issue here, and in no way, signal a penchant for violence.
Imagine this scenario, you’re a young man walking home from the store happily snacking on some skittles and nonchalantly swigging ice tea, when out of the blue some heavy set Hispanic male starts following you. You look around and there is no one but you and he, you make eye contact to let him know that you know that he’s watching and following you, hoping that he would realize he’s been found out and stop following you. The lone vehicle is a pick up truck with no particularly or noticeable markings, no big sign on the side that says, “self proclaimed neighborhood watch captain”. No uniform that has big “security guard” letters on it, no badge, no nothing to suggest any authority whatsoever.
You continue on your merry way being mindful of this man behind you, not knowing why or what he wants. Your mind races, is this guy a pervert, a robber or perhaps even a killer, why is he following me, I need to get home to safety, I need to run away from this man. Damn, he’s still behind me, I can’t have him follow me home, who knows what he’ll do when he finds out where I live, I need to stop him. I’ll kick his ass first and ask questions later since I don’t know if he has a weapon.
Blacks are screaming, kill George Zimmerman, white’s are calmly saying, let’s wait until the facts come in. First the true facts will probably never be known. The police chief has quit and gone running with his tail between his legs, probably because he didn’t want to have to deal with angry black mobs. The Justice Dept has already shown that they won’t stand up to the black panthers so where is the truth going to come from?
I say there are certain facts already there that can’t be disputed. Fact: an unarmed boy was walking home from the store with a bag of skittles. Fact: George Zimmerman was following the boy even though he was told by police to stand down. Fact: George Zimmerman instigated this altercation by not standing down. Fact: 911 call clearly shows that police were on their way and would meet him at the mailboxes. Fact: 911 call clearly shows that he said “okay” and then said “here’s my number, have them call me and I’ll tell them where I am”, clearly indicating that he was not going to be at the mailboxes that he was going to continue to follow Trayvon. Fact: George Zimmerman has called the police 46 times in the previous days which clearly shows he was a man on a mission looking to make a name for himself by catching all the bad guys in the neighborhood. Fact: On the 911 tape he clearly says “They always get away” which means that he has chased others. He was looking for an altercation, he was looking for trouble, he didn’t count on this one not running away.
Now for the pop quiz…..
What would you do if some strange man was following you?