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The Ugly Truth About Trayvon Martin

The Ugly Truth About Trayvon Martin

There is one reason and one reason alone that Trayvon Martin is dead today and that reason is he attacked a man with a licensed firearm who used it. It’s not pretty – it’s not pleasant – but it’s true.

George Zimmerman did not jump (read attack) Martin. Just the opposite. Martin attacked him. All else notwithstanding, Martin jumped Zimmerman for no defendable reason, and he paid the ultimate price for his ill-conceived decision.

George Zimmerman did not kill Martin because of the color of his skin, and it is a damnable lie to claim otherwise. George Zimmerman shot and killed Martin because Martin was attacking and beating him. The ugly truth is just that simple. To raise the specter of skin color and to clothe the event in vestiges of racialization and a zeitgeist of rampant racism is nothing more than an attempt to obfuscate that single, salient truth.

George Zimmerman was a member of his neighborhood watch. The function of a neighborhood watch is to watch and report suspicious and/or unlawful activities taking place in a particular neighborhood. It was dark, it was raining, and Martin appeared to be acting suspiciously. A neighborhood watch volunteer following for purposes of observation and giving the police accurate information is not an assault on color. I submit it is inculcated denial to not recognize this.

The jury might have been prevented from hearing certain facts about Martin, but those of us in the public weren’t. Space doesn’t permit me to detail all in print as I will in on-air interviews, but suffice it to say the figurative exhumation of Martin in the image of Emmett Till is an affront to even the most ignorant of racialists and morally opprobrious in the truest definition, but it’s obviously not out of character for those eager to do same.

Emmett Till was the 14-year-old young man who was brutally murdered and mutilated specifically because of his skin color after he allegedly engaged flirtatiously with a 21-year-old white woman who owned a store in Money, Mississippi.

For Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder to now announce the Department of Justice (DOJ) is opening an investigation to see if Martin’s civil rights were violated by George Zimmerman is cruel irony. Holder refused to have the DOJ investigate much less prosecute one of the most undeniably grievous incidents of civil rights violations since the end of Jim Crow. I’m speaking of the New Black Panthers voter intimidation in Philadelphia, PA in 2008.

I returned home to Florida Saturday after spending some three weeks on the road. About two hours after the jury in the George Zimmerman trial handed down the “not guilty” verdict, as I was exiting my local pharmacy, I overheard a man say, with a degree of sarcasm, to the man with him “They feel if we don’t care about killing ourselves why should they?”

T[adsanity id=8405 align=alignleft /]he man, who happened to be an American of color, was wrong. We (read Americans) do care that blacks are killing themselves in record numbers. It’s those they extol as so-called leaders who do not care.

Holder isn’t having the DOJ look into the civil rights of the more than 200 people killed in Chicago so far this year. Jesse Jackson lives in Chicago, but he isn’t leading any marches or protests against the black-on-black murders there. And perhaps it’s out of respect for territory, but Al Sharpton isn’t leading any there either. Sarcasm intended.

A report released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics shows 8,000-9,000 blacks are murdered in the United States each year, and 93 percent of those murders are committed by other blacks.

How many of those families have Obama, Holder, Jackson, Sharpton, or the same media trollops who are fanning the flames of “It’s because Martin was black,” spoken out regarding those ugly statistics?

Those who emphasize that Martin was unarmed should be asked “what if he had been?” If Martin was violent enough to attack and beat George Zimmerman when Martin didn’t have a weapon – what would he have done were he to have had one?

No parents should outlive their children. To do so creates a vacuum of inconsolable loss. And certainly the Martin family is suffering from the loss of their son. But specific to that point, it is a transpicuous and vulgar display of race-mongering by mobocrats who use race as currency to validate their own existence.

Like it or not, agree or not, Martin made a decision to behave like a common street thug and gangsta when he attacked George Zimmerman. That decision speaks volumes about his character, (or lack thereof). There is an attempt to portray Martin as worthy of deification, but I submit that he chose to attack another person for what amounts to no reason at all and that speaks volumes pursuant to his real character.

How many reading this have children who would physically attack someone for the reasons Martin did? I know, without hesitation, that my son wouldn’t. The ugly truth is that Martin was given to the violent mentality of thinking he could bully a white person, and it cost him his life.

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180 Responses to The Ugly Truth About Trayvon Martin

  1. Tony Foley January 4, 2017 at 6:58 pm #

    Following this case it appears to me that Trevon instigated this unfortunate situation and caused the outcome. Obama further inflamed the situation by stating that “if he had a son trevon would be him”. Not something that you would want a President to say without knowing the facts. Obama was way out of line and by the apparent evidence, lethal force was necessary. Obama has worsened race relations in this country exponentially during his two terms. So sad.

    • Fred Lott January 10, 2017 at 6:23 am #

      This is what happens when you don’t beat your kids. Not to chastise your kids is cruel.

  2. W.F. CUNNINGHAM III November 23, 2016 at 11:07 am #

    There really is not any polemic concerning what you wrote herein and what the amadans want the world to believe. You miss one major factor in all this: DADDY. If ever there should have been an arrest for child neglect to plain abuse this is it.

    TM was a plain punk with issues. Momma sent this package of trouble up to Daddy because she could not handle the reprobate any longer. She had a ‘good’ son, different father I gather, to worry about who was doing pretty good in life. Daddy plain dropped the ball.

    They make a big issue the kid was hungry so went to a local zippy-rip for junk food. Meanwhile, daddy was off to a restaurant with his latest squeeze for a meal. Why wasn’t TM made to go with Daddy and his latest? The kid was sent to daddy because he needed looking after, some face time with daddy and a hope & prayer daddy could put some fear into the lad. I have seen this done by women of all colors & ethnicities. It is not a black thing at all. Boys get too big, get going in the wrong direction and momma can no longer handle the lad. Enter daddy if known.

    In my humble opinion daddy should have been arrested for child neglect, endangerment to flat out child abuse. So momma now runs a game on the system looking to sue someone and get rich. UGH. If anyone deserves to get sued: Yep, daddy. So forget expounding upon TM vs Zimmerman. Daddy does his job as a parent, more so when momma sent a troubled kid to him, it never happens. Just saying….

  3. Nancy Lopez November 22, 2016 at 8:20 pm #

    I think you are a very honest person and I don’t believe you are partial to any color of skin. I believe that you call it like you see it after weighing all of the information that has been presented. I appreciate your truthful honesty and I hope to continue receiving your newsletters. May our Yahweh bless you and keep you safe.

    • Nancy Lopez November 22, 2016 at 8:22 pm #

      Excuse me Sir but the website I am on is not Facebook, silly me. It is Gmail.

  4. Luke April 28, 2015 at 11:07 am #

    Don’t forgot they Treyvon was purchasing known ingredients for homebrew drug cocktails to get high.

  5. jack December 23, 2014 at 1:07 pm #

    Lets use a little common sense and stop trying to go above and beyond the call of a knee-grow…

    Zimmerman stalked trayvon
    Zimmerman was told to stop following Trayvon
    Zimmerman kept following Trayvon
    Trayvon tried to elude Zimmerman
    Zimmerman caught up with trayvon and exit his vehicle with a loaded gun in his hand
    Trayvon had a few options…but what if he saw the gun and figured that he would either get shot in the back or try to defend himself…
    Remember trayvon was the being stalked and trayvon was the one unarmed…
    Which brings me to another cold hearted fact…
    NOBODY SCREAMS WITH A LOADED GUN IN THEIR HANDS…..especially if the other person you are “messing’ with is unarmed…
    Like i said ….common sense…

    • W.F. CUNNINGHAM III November 23, 2016 at 12:02 pm #

      jack = way out of whack with zero credence to anything you wrote.

      Stalked? Read up on its meaning and what Zimmerman was doing.

      Not sure about stop, but told to back off.

      Frustrated with what had been happening in his neighborhood, hope your neighborhood never experiences what Zimmerman’s neighborhood was going through, he did continued to follow.

      Elude? I think it was more of a cat & mouse game succored by the weather.

      Gun in hand? GET REAL. Total blarney. Even a punk like TM is not going to attack a gun in hand. He plain attacked the neighborhood watchman, thinking his size was enough; it was, but the equalizer came out.

      TM had all kinds of options. The last of which should have been a violent confrontation.

      COMMON SENSE?:
      NOBODY SCREAMS WITH A LOADED GUN IN THEIR HANDS…..especially if the other person you are “messing’ with is unarmed…
      Like i said ….common sense…

      Only thing right here is no one screams with a loaded gun in their hand. No, it would have gone off much sooner, maybe more often, too, if TM actually confronted a gun in hand individual and attacked. You kidding me? dumb-ass kid does such he might have got 5-in the chest. So you are dreaming up a scenario that did not happen.

      And common sense tells you to blame daddy in all this as a child abuser who failed to watch over his troubled child. Even taking his latest squeeze to dinner while his trouble son is left to go to a zippy-rip for junk to eat.

      • joe March 24, 2017 at 5:37 pm #

        You say nobody screams with a loaded gun in their hand??? That is bullshit!! I have seen videos of cops screaming in confrontations so you are wrong!
        trayvon martin was out being a punk and got dealt with!!!

  6. Mychal Massie
    Mychal Massie August 22, 2014 at 8:34 am #

    chris topher: are you looking a mirror…

  7. Jsmith July 15, 2014 at 1:06 pm #

    The initial police report from the night of the shooting lists Martin’s height as 6’0″ (1.83 m) and weight as 160 lb (73 kg). Zimmerman estimated Martin’s height at 5’11” to 6’2″ on the night of the shooting. The morning after the shooting, an autopsy found that Martin’s body was 5’11” (1.80 m) long and weighed 158 lb (72 kg). Other values for Martin’s height of 6’2″ (1.88 m) and 6’3″ (1.91 m), and weight of no more than 150 lb (68 kg), were reported as being given by Martin’s family.
    Zimmerman’s weight was shown as 185 pounds (84 kg) on his Seminole County Sheriff’s Office Inmate Booking Information on April 11, 2012, the date of his arrest.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie July 15, 2014 at 1:55 pm #

      jsmith: and your point is what…

  8. Joyce Willis June 8, 2014 at 1:28 pm #

    A wonderful truthful article! Well done and God Bless+

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie June 9, 2014 at 2:18 pm #

      joyce willis: thk you…

  9. Lana Boleyjack May 26, 2014 at 3:08 am #

    I'd love to believe this, but I actually followed this case, and Trayvon couldn't have possibly beat up George Zimmerman. There is a clear size difference. And you forget to mention the police call audio where Zimmerman clearly calls Trayvon a Nigger, not to mention the police told him not to approach Trayvon. And then there's the audio of Trayvon screaming "help" two or three times before the gunshot rang out. Why would a 100 something pound boy attack a 200-300 something pound man while screaming for someone to help him? This case, no matter what anyone says, is clearly about racial profiling. I don't think Zimmeman meant to kill him. I think he expected for Trayvon to be up to something because he was a black male wearing a hoodie. I mean let's be honest: society has trained us to be suspicious of black males whose faces are covered. That's the truth. You can't dispute the evidence

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie May 27, 2014 at 1:26 pm #

      lana boleyjack: who are you and what planet are you from…nothing you have said is even close to the truth…

    • Joe December 27, 2014 at 1:33 pm #

      Yeah he could have, Lana. The meanest and fastest and strongest kids are the smaller ones. It’s always been that way…like David and Goliath. When I was 15, I weighed 145 pounds soaking wet, and whipped 3 different guys twice my size in boxing matches and in football and of course, track. Your comment is completely wrong.

    • Pete November 15, 2016 at 1:21 am #

      Lana, you must be referring to the original heavily edited TV reports, and missed reports a few days later where the lying liberal media was forced to play the WHOLE 9-1-1 tape.

      The operator asked Zimmerman if “the guy is white, African, or … ” at which point Zimmerman broke in saying, “he looks like he night be black.”

      No where and at no time did Zimmerman refer to Martin as “a ni**er.”

      Zimmerman has blacks in his own family, calling him a racial name is probably not even in his vocabulary.

      And when Jesse Jackson himself says he’s relieved when he looks back and sees a white man behind him, you cannot be honest in saying “society has trained us to be suspicious of black males whose faces are covered.”

      THAT is the truth and the evidence you can’t dispute!

  10. Chris Topher February 19, 2014 at 2:17 am #

    Mr. Massie, you are an Uncle Tom in the truest sense of the word and for you to express what you have in this article is nothing short of shameful…

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie February 19, 2014 at 4:28 pm #

      chris topher: the first rule of insults is to make sure the person you are attempting to insult remotely cares what you think or have to say…specific to that point I couldn’t care less what you have to say…

  11. Cesar September 6, 2013 at 6:14 pm #

    White person? Zimmerman was nowhere near white.

    • denim nigga October 28, 2013 at 12:52 am #

      @Cesar. dont pin that he aint no where near white shit that he was full hispanic.. he white washed cause of his white daddy u dumbass!

      • Mychal Massie
        Mychal Massie October 28, 2013 at 3:16 pm #

        denim nigga: you might want to take better advantage of that free public school you apparently dropped out of…you are embarrassingly incapable of making a reasoned and/or cogent point…aren’t you ashamed at your inability to comment in a more coherent manner…

    • Joe December 27, 2014 at 1:37 pm #

      Cesar…hispanics are always listed as white on any police report and records of any court nationwide. It’s the way it is.

  12. Shauntay August 22, 2013 at 4:47 pm #

    This is the most ridiculous thing I have ever read and I can’t believe you even felt the need to post this trash. Zimmerman had no right to follow Martin in the first place point blank period. Had Zimmerman followed directions and went on about his business instead of playing toy cop this tragedy would have never took place. There was a reason he was denied by the police academy several times. He is obviously power struck and I can only hope to god he receives the justice that is due to him ;). Whether you want to believe it or not we all know for a fact if Martin was a young white man and Zimmerman was black there is no way in hell this case would have ever went this way. You can turn a blind eye all you want but we all know for a fact that was Martin screaming, begging for someone to please help him while that grown 200lb man was attacking him. Had he took his desperate ass home as the 911 operator instructed this would have never happened. Not only did he disregard her warning and continue to pursue Martin he proceeded to get out of his vehicle and follow Martin on foot. The Zimmerman’s should have had to burry their son when it was all said and done if anything!

    • Lance September 15, 2013 at 11:54 am #

      Typical brainwashed response. The police official from Virginia testified that Zimmerman was turned down for the police academy simply because of bad credit, NOT for bad character. Witness Jonathan Good said he saw Martin on TOP of Zimmerman, and the police testified Zimmerman’s back was covered with grass. When Zimmerman shot Martin he was not even 200ibs. He picked up weight later. The school Martin was in had found stolen property in his locker and a burglary tool. He had social media text messages filled with violent sexist comments. The specific type of “iced tea” he had was part a “cocktail” recipe that is designed for people to get high. The recipe called for Skittles, Arizona, and codeine. He had posts online even talking about this and was the exact stuff he bought at the store save for the codeine. He was into MMA and had recently gained a very violent reputation. So what if Zimmerman was patrolling after Martin? Whether he was told to or not (and he was told they didn’t NEED him to do that, NOT ordered to cease pursuit), he didn’t break any laws on that. That doesn’t give Martin an excuse to attack him. Zimmerman had every right to follow Martin but, because so many morons online have been brainwashed by the media they parrot BS without even knowing the law. I don’t think either one of them set out to kill the other that night but, when you start shit up like Martin did, you get what you deserve.

    • Joe December 27, 2014 at 1:48 pm #

      Shauntay wrote: “…we all know for a fact if Martin was a young white man and Zimmerman was black there is no way in hell this case would have ever went this way.”
      —————————–
      You’re right about that part, except you need to replace “this case” with “this breaking news story” in the major media, who search and search for stories just like this all day, to feed the readers or watchers, and stir even more up. Look up a song called “Dirty Laundry”…you’ll get it. And you’ll also realize that when a black kills a white kid, it’s not in the news…because it doesn’t SELL possible racism. And of course, racism is only white on black. The news doesn’t care if their bet is right or wrong, just that it sells until the next one comes along for the desperate, ignorant masses, hungry for another “news” story on racial strife and hatred. But, rest assured, the liberal media is really disappointed if the facts go the other way…and when it does, it’s a dead story. Gone.

  13. Barbara B Brown August 6, 2013 at 11:47 pm #

    Bill Sears, I thought partially the same thing as you, that they had over-charged Zimmerman but not for the reason you stated. Another over charged one was the Casey Anthony case.. She was guilty of something but the proof wasn't there. A lesser charge may have put her in jail where she belongs.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie August 7, 2013 at 6:05 pm #

      barbara b brown: George Zimmerman was guilty of only protecting himself…the media did a good job of muddying the water to obfuscate the truth…even alan dershowitz said there was nothing to charge George on…

      • Lance September 15, 2013 at 12:00 pm #

        Amen. This was nothing more than a sneak attack via race on gun ownership. Zimmerman was supposed to have been white and get convicted. From there all people advocating pro 2nd amendment laws would be branded as “racist” (or sellouts if they were of color). It was designed to scare people away from the 2nd amendment ultimately but, they had to do it sneakily because direct calls for gun control have not worked. The plan fell apart when it was discovered Zimmerman was hispanic and he was acquitted. What’s amazing is how stupid and gullible people are and how they can’t see through this kind of con job.

        • Joe December 27, 2014 at 1:59 pm #

          That’s true. I was at a store with lots of customers (of mixed races) when this news started getting fired up on all burners, and the tv news named Zimmerman as “the shooter” for the first time, and then had a picture of Martin pop up. Two of four guys right off the bat, said, and I quote, “Zimmerman?! Whoa that German better get outta town for shooting that black boy before they tear his white butt up! He’s toast.”
          When Zimmerman’s picture was finally put up in a few seconds…they said “hey wait, that ain’t no white guy! What’s goin on?!” I left the store shaking my head thinking wow….new story to hear for months about race and gun rights. Looks like the media got a big fish to feed the fools.

  14. Neg Roholocaust August 3, 2013 at 10:13 pm #

    black people teach each other to be criminals. if a black person does not join a gang the other blacks beat that one. black people hate to learn they hate work and they have the lowest self esteem of any group in the world. they are envious of every race and so they hate every other race and try to attack and hurt other races and even themselves because of their self hate and mental illness. they are developmentally disabled which is why they have a lazy mumbling form of speech termed ebonics. they are cowards overall and will only go after a lone white if there are at least 4 of them. and even then if the lone white fights back they run that's why they sneak up on them. they will never improve as a race but will murder each other to extinction or be killed by whites like gz defending themselves. thank God I am not black.

  15. Greg July 28, 2013 at 7:25 pm #

    It is a travesty that Trayvon Martin is dead, no question about it. Had Trayvon told Zimmerman that he’d sit right there and wait for the police to arrive to settle the matter of whether he was doing anything wrong (which is what I would have done), then he would be alive today.

    President Obama likened himself to Martin, therefore in response to Mychal’s question, I suppose President Obama would attack someone for the reasons that Martin did… Zimmerman is half white, Obama is half white, but Obama identified himself with Martin. Surely the President of the United States is not a racist, so I can only assume that he identified with Martin because Martin’s character (or lack thereof) and not for the color of his skin.

    • Joe December 27, 2014 at 2:01 pm #

      What time does your comedy club gig start Greg?

  16. Cindy Hampton July 27, 2013 at 9:58 pm #

    Crystal Swinton I am very sure you have taught your son manners when asked a question by an adult he answers and is not evasive as this young man did. Your son would have gone to his destination and not have returned to beat this man. GZ was observing and giving information to the police. The information we know now that TM was involved in past criminal activity and drug use. He should have done like his friend Rachel suggested to go home he would be alive today. This whole case was a distraction to keep the public blindsided from what was really happening in Washington.

  17. Becky Buckwalter July 25, 2013 at 3:45 pm #

    Dena E. Casey
    Had Martin not been EXPELLED from school for at least three incidents of criminal behavior, by the way, for which he was not charged/prosecuted – because local authorities were trying to portray a down-turn in school crime, he more than likely would be breathing today!!!

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie July 25, 2013 at 2:01 pm #

      becky buckwalter: you make valid point…

    • Shauntay August 22, 2013 at 4:53 pm #

      What does him being expelled from school have to do with Zimmerman following him even after he was instructed to stand down from the police? Please help me see what that has to do with anything? I guess every teenager you have come across in this lifetime has been perfect including yourself.

      • Deana September 4, 2013 at 1:46 am #

        Shauntay I’m sorry but if you had actually listened to the 911 call you would know that GZ was already out of his car following TM when the dispatcher advised him that wasn’t needed. You would know that he stopped following TM and was walking back to his car. You would know that GZ had lost sight of TM and didn’t know where he was anymore. And you would know that TM had followed GZ and attacked him. GZ did what he was advised to do and all of this STILL happened because TM didn’t do what his friend advised him to do. He followed GZ and attacked him. Both made bad decisions, and while I hate the way things ended, if I were being attacked by someone, I would protect myself as well.

        • Mychal Massie
          Mychal Massie September 4, 2013 at 7:09 pm #

          denana: you described what happened…but I’m at a lost to understand how George made a mistake…I argue he did exactly what he should have before and after the 911 call…

      • Lance September 15, 2013 at 12:02 pm #

        Has every applicant to a police academy been perfect then? Hypocrisy.

  18. Betty Busby July 25, 2013 at 4:58 am #

    I agree, both sides. However, I expect George has had his share of discrimination, but to Obama that isn't relevant as George isn't black, just half Hispanic.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie July 26, 2013 at 4:46 pm #

      betty busby: good point…

  19. Tammala Froman July 24, 2013 at 1:40 pm #

    Lynn Brown Fazz I agree with you. I spent lived in a racially mixed poor area as a child in Seattle and was raise to believe that no matter the color of our skin, we were all in this together.
    This president has in my opinion set out to divide us as a people and if it was race, he would find something else to use. Race relations have fallen apart. Been set back by decades.
    I can only hope and pray someone will step up to bring our different communities back to a point of co-existence. Instead of being manipulated to fight each other we should be working together to fix what is wrong an Obama should be the one who leads that effort, but I have no hope of that.

  20. Tammala Froman July 24, 2013 at 1:30 pm #

    I'm guessing that by Brittinie's comment, she is one of those who believe whites are responsible for all the terrible conditions and circumstances they find themselves in. I guess we force them to sell poison to the people in their communities. We force them to become thugs, we force the women to get pregnant out of marriage, and we force the men to be deadbeat dads.

    • Billy August 25, 2013 at 6:26 am #

      How can people go on claiming that thug was an innocent little boy walking home? That is not why he was shot! The facts of his attack on George Zimmerman are well known, yet is never mentioned. Yet the parents tour the country claiming their precious son was innocent. They should be ashamed of his behavior and want to hide their faces for not supervising him more closely. The real innocent murdered in the street was that Australian gunned down by black thugs, yet no fuss is made over him!

  21. Tammala Froman July 24, 2013 at 1:17 pm #

    Exactly what many of those still screaming about Zimmerman want. They are helping Obama and Holder keep hidden all their dirty little deals and failures.

  22. Tammala Froman July 24, 2013 at 1:15 pm #

    Karen J Graham So because if all this stuff you say happened, how unrealistic would it have been for Trayvon to say, why are you following me? How hard would of it had been for him to say I went to the store and now I'm on the way home? Like many kids today, black, white, Hispanic he decided to be a thug and behave in a way that got him dead.
    BTW George was doing what he was suppose to do, that is what neighborhood watch does. Did he get a little over zealous, maybe. Should he have had a gun with him, I don't know what the laws down in Florida are on that issue. Was he a legally carrying concealed, all I've heard suggest he was.
    Yes they both made mistakes, but the biggest one was when Trayvon decided he was going do a little "Woop Ass" and jumped Zimmerman as he was going back to his car.

  23. Gary Hendricks July 24, 2013 at 4:48 am #

    Benghazi is coming back …..

  24. Nate Scott July 23, 2013 at 11:01 am #

    In reality, it is strange how some creepy white people adore child molesters like Jerry Sandusky, and child murders like Adam Lanza…..But George Zimmerman committed both. Not only was Zimmerman arrested for assaulting a police officer, and charged with domestic violence for beating his wife, but he also sexually molested his 6 year old cousin all the way until she was 16 years old….

    African Americans have to know they are "winning" when racist creepy white people have to cuddle child molesters and killers just to applaud the murder of an innocent child….

  25. Nate Scott July 23, 2013 at 10:59 am #

    Blacks have to understand that WHITE PEOPLE support for George Zimmerman derives from a child molesting-pedophilic genetic code embedded in most whites, particularly in white males. Over 10,000 children are kidnapped, molested, and raped each year by white males. In fact, no one was surprise a white male shot his way into a elementary school just to kill little kindergarten kids and their teachers. So, we can clearly theorize that many white males found absolutely nothing wrong with a 225 pound grown man killing an unarmed, harmless, skinny teenager. Notions of Zimmerman's innocence are purely a child molestation- pedophilic genetic code internalized by whites. This pathologic pedophilic genetic code is highly associated to child molestation, raping and killing of children, and protecting certain types of child killers and rapists such as George Zimmerman and Jerry Sandusky, particularly as it pertains to African American children.
    Had Trayvon Martin been a white teen with the same background and killed by George Zimmerman under the same conditions, every white man, woman, and child, in America would be crying in the streets and demanding the death penalty for Zimmerman, also there would be a national murder contract out on George Zimmerman's life and family (Like the one he probably has on his head now).
    These pedophilic racist whites are just too dumb, ignorant, and stupid to put the shoe on their foot and see how they would like or feel towards a psychotic perverted child killer had he killed an unarmed, harmless, skinny white teen.

  26. Karen J Graham July 23, 2013 at 7:45 am #

    Dena E. Casey really? All Martin had to do was go to the house where he was visiting? That's what he WAS doing when an overzealous George Zimmerman followed him suspiciously and tracked him in his car instead if staying in HIS home and letting the police do their work and figure it out…. and he was driving around with a gun….with a gun? Really? MARTIN had skittles and a pop,Zimmerman had a Gun. Was it Trayvons choice to be suspected by a man with an overactive imagination? He wasn't snooping in Windows or cars…he was walking home. Whereas Zimmerman was on a mission, and tell me if someone was trailing you for no good reason, then gets out of his car he's been following you in and confronts you, that you wouldn't be tempted to take a punch…especially when you're only seventeen….wondering why this guy is after you when you've done nothing suspicious but wear a hoodie in the rain?!!
    This was a horrendous tragedy and I believe if Zimmerman could go back in time, he'd leave that gun at home. Then Trayvon would be with his parents now looking forward to his life ahead.

  27. Steve Shapiro July 21, 2013 at 4:56 pm #

    Not sure what you mean by Martin's failure to "behave himself" in a better way. But here are some White Christian men who did not "behave themselves" and consequently hurt many people:

    (1) Southern gentleman Preston Brooks clubbed and severely wounded an unarmed Senator Sumner in 1856:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preston_Brooks

    (2) These White Christians pictured here in 1930 were rejoicing over the lynching of innocent Black citizens:

    http://www.reasonpad.com/2009/06/the-most-iconic-photographs-ever-taken/

    (3) White Christian Coach Bob Knight could rarely control his foul mouth and his fists:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Knight

    • rett July 22, 2013 at 11:39 am #

      It’s 2013….1856? 1930? Your kidding me right?

  28. Fred Buck July 21, 2013 at 12:52 pm #

    http://youtu.be/Ebu6Yvzs4Ls

  29. Ruth van Dusen July 21, 2013 at 12:56 am #

    My hat is off to you Crystal Swinton and to your husband and well to both of your parents, who guided you in the right direction. You are the hope for our nation. Thank you.

  30. Jill Prosser July 20, 2013 at 4:13 am #

    Zimmerman was killed? OKAY…

  31. Kandi Alexander July 20, 2013 at 4:02 am #

    "Crime is not only in black communities, but less educated and less financially unstable communities of all races" The old "they did it cuz they're poor" excuse. What about that fine upstanding citizen Lindsey Lohan and her stealing $400,000 worth of Dior jewelry? Winona Ryders shoplifting at Saks 5th Avenue, Bernie Madoff stealing millions, if not billions, Robert Blake possibly murdered his wife, O.J. Simpson did (read "Outrage- Five Reasons O.J. Simpson Got Away With Murder" by Vincent Bugliosi) Joseph Kennedy's connections to bootleggers, Drug kingpins around the world, Al Capone, and on and on. Crime is not a poor persons' act of desperation, it transcends skin color, economic status and any other boundary you may come up with.

  32. bmwj July 19, 2013 at 7:02 pm #

    this is the most sane commentary I have seen on the issue. thank you

  33. Judith Grace July 19, 2013 at 10:05 pm #

    acajudi100 is my YouTube channel, and I have always spoke out and offered solutions to the Chicago killings, but I get death threats and cursed out by my own people. I will always speak out, as an elder, until God calls me home. I fear no one, and we are doomed as a group, if we continue to kill and disrespect each other. Whites are in my family, so I judge people by actions and not colors!

  34. Judith Grace July 19, 2013 at 10:00 pm #

    TM killed himself, and his weapons were his fists! I wish we had a billion GZ watching Chicago! Stay off the purple drink, Molly, and stop stealing and killing, or you will get a dirt nap, like TM! Love To TM step mother who raised him from age 3, to be thrown under the bus after his death. Cupcake (birth mama) did not raise him! why?
    His school records? His friends and enemies at school and why? Obama should send them to the military! Chicago needs to have neighborhood watchers, like GZ. Blacks have killed whites also, so look it up! you attack..you die…

  35. Kelly Cooper July 19, 2013 at 1:04 pm #

    You are just wrong. That boy did nothing to add to his death, George used deadly force when he couldn't finish what he started.

  36. Stephen W. Browne July 18, 2013 at 2:41 am #

    There is something unbearably sad about the circumstances that led to Martin's death. His parents appear to be decent, well-disposed people. His mother understandably wants to believe her son didn't die because he did something wrong, but has so far refused to join in the race-baiting.
    His parents divorced and raised Martin in a broken home – and in the end could not keep their son from falling into the thug culture.
    Tragic.

  37. Lynn Brown Fazz July 18, 2013 at 1:14 am #

    I am saddened that our President has reverted us back to these kinds of comments and conversations…… I wasn't raised seeing color and race and judging others. I know I'm not alone here. We have taken huge strides backwards. This is a travesty. This administration has succeeded in bankrupting our country and dividing us when we should be supporting each other…. this is not the America I believe in.

    • Anna July 19, 2013 at 6:53 pm #

      Well said. This country is becoming a very scary place to live.

  38. Lynn Brown Fazz July 18, 2013 at 1:00 am #

    Yeah, the President commented when he should have been a "leader" and kept his big mouth shut! Thanks for fueling the fire "Oh-bummer"….. Once again, proving to the masses what a mistake you continue to be to our country.

  39. Chris Myers July 17, 2013 at 10:57 pm #

    Its hard to argue against her points. The evidence supports her opinions. I know it sounds racist and closed minded, but who in the black community is proving her wrong? Smh

  40. Terrie Fischer July 17, 2013 at 9:01 pm #

    re: An article I just read and the response. Just wanted to share this with you and everyone. KUDOS to Mr. James.

    Article: http://www.ijreview.com/2013/07/65871-the-insanity-continues-msnbc-contributor-says-more-white-kids-need-to-die-for-america-to-understand-racism/?utm_source=EmailElect&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=Subscriber%2388561&utm_campaign=07-17-2013%20IJ%20Review.

    Response from Kory James:
    I am half black and half white.. and I am disgusted with the way black people are acting, as seen in the video.. about this whole situation. Trayvon put himself in this situation. Do I think what happened was right? No? But you don't just beat the shit out someone just because they follow you. Rather than reacting as quickly as he did.. Maybe turn around and ask Zimmerman, Why are you following me? or can I help you? By changing the way he reacted, I am almost certain that the outcome of the situation would have been completely different. Also, growing up in an affluent town, with mostly white people, I was never once discriminated against there.. I moved for 1 year to a more ethnically diverse area, and was completely discriminated against by black people and hispanic people because of the way I spoke, proper english, and because I was actually interested in my edcuation. I didn't cry, and bitch and complain about how racist "black and hispanic" people were, just because they discriminated me.. rather made myself learn from those experiences and realized these few people don't speak for a whole race. People are judged and profiled everyday whether they are fat, gay, black, hispanic, asian, white, short, tall… it's a sad reality of life and you cannot keep beating a dead horse, it's not going to make Trayvon come back to life. The jury made their decision based on the law, and what was presented in from of them, and I respect them for that. To me, the only people at this point who are causing a "national divide" are the people who are rioting, and judging a whole race based on one man's actions.

  41. Ray Scheel July 17, 2013 at 8:47 pm #

    The you also know that what the dispatcher told Zimmerman "we do not need you to do that" is *exactly* the same thing the dispatcher would have told someone who stated they were going to use a fire extinguisher on a burning car or was going to try to pull out a trapped child from the window of a home that was on fire before the child burned to death. Dispatchers are liable for anything they tell someone to do; the dispatcher was making sure his own liability was covered if something happened to *Zimmerman* while tailing a suspicious individual who was wandering slowly in the rain and going up to houses looking in windows as he went. Later in that same call the dispatcher had *no problem* having the responding officer call Zimmerman to get an updated location while he tried to get TM in sight again. Zimmerman was *never* told to "stand down", and the unedited 911 tapes prove it.

  42. Ray Scheel July 17, 2013 at 8:43 pm #

    What the dispatcher told Zimmerman about not needing to follow TM was *exactly* the same thing the dispatcher (who are generally *not* police officers) would have told someone who stated they were going to use a fire extinguisher on a burning car or was going to try to pull out a trapped child from the window of a home that was on fire before the child burned to death. Dispatchers are liable for anything they tell someone to do; the dispatcher was making sure his own liability was covered if something happened to *Zimmerman* while tailing a suspicious individual who was wandering slowly in the rain and going up to houses looking in windows as he went.

    If you actually listened to the unedited 911 recordings instead of parroting what the race-baiters told you to, you would have also realized later in that call the dispatcher had *no problem* having the responding officer call Zimmerman to get an updated location while he tried to get TM in sight again. Don't you think that if he'd been told to stay in his car that the prosecution would have brought that up at trial? They did not, because that was not wat the dispatcher meant. Zimmerman was *never* told to remain in his car and you have either been played to be repeating that claim or else know it is not true and are spreading the lie because it sounds good.

    Lining up the times of the calls and the gunshot heard on some of them, it turns out TM had decided to wait several minutes for GZ to catch up, hiding in bushes in the least visible part of the block right around that corner and as far from his house as possible rather than running home and locking the door or otherwise seeking help. Can you give me a good reason Martin waited to jump Zimmerman in a spot *Martin* picked for a confrontation instead of running the short distance to the place he was staying, and made sure to pick the least visible spot for a passing squad car to see, and as far as possible from where his family might hear, if it was not *Martin* who was mad that he'd been spotted acting high and was having to scramble to hide the blunt he'd had someone buy him at the 7-11 (security video also show this taking place)?

  43. Catherine Stokes July 17, 2013 at 8:08 pm #

    Mychal, Well written and left no corner unexplored. Now, if the rest of our country would just read your missive and assimilate and understand and drop the dead subject. It is over and answered but there are the usual hate mongers who need some more line to reel it all in another way.

  44. Doug July 17, 2013 at 1:55 pm #

    Well said. Now
    Sharpton, Holder and Jackson shoulld concetrate on the black on black crime. I wonder how many of those men killed in Chi9cagoe this year looked just like the Preidant

  45. Bill Sears July 17, 2013 at 4:05 pm #

    It is a sad and very sobering thought but this is looking like what the left wanted all along. I suggest Zimmerman was over-charged by design so that he would be acquitted and this circus could drag on and on further obscuring any attempt to hold obama, holder, clinton and the rest responsible for their crimes and failures.

  46. Taber McLaurin July 17, 2013 at 3:18 pm #

    Brittinie Luvs-Adventure Btittine…you are a prime case of ignorance stupidity and racism! The only people who used race in this entire fiasco, have been the morons that support poor little trayvon!

  47. naro July 17, 2013 at 8:47 am #

    So called black leaders and far leftists politicians are using Trayvon for their political end in order to encourage black anger, and foment a Marxist rebellion in this country. They are pretty much silent and apathetic with regard to inner city crime because they are afraid of antagonizing the drug lords and gang leaders who instigate the violence within the black communities. The community leaders do nothing, and the police generally do not arrest and prosecute because of lack of community cooperation. Only when a white man kills a black do these black leaders suddenly wake up from their deep slumber. It is a pathetic state of affair.

  48. Kevin Gleed July 17, 2013 at 12:30 pm #

    What's sad besides a young man losing his life is people who just go on emotion and don't care or know the facts of the case. They'll argue like no tomorrow on stuff that has no bearing on the guilty or not guilty facts for acquittal or conviction. Like he never should of followed him. He's guilty! Then they'll say you is what's wrong with America. Called me ignorant because I thought it was a classic self defense case.

  49. Brittinie Luvs-Adventure July 17, 2013 at 11:26 am #

    … Elimination of ALL crime should be our (American) goal, regardless of race/ethnicity, gender, religion, political views and sexual preference. America is a melting pot of all beautiful cultures.

  50. Brittinie Luvs-Adventure July 17, 2013 at 11:22 am #

    Agreed with Crystal Swinton and Heather McCurdy. Crime is not only in black communities, but less educated and financially unstable communities of all races. There are horrid "entitled" people everywhere. We as Americans need to lead the world in extinguishing racism in this country in all communities… Don't add to the statistic.

  51. Brittinie Luvs-Adventure July 17, 2013 at 11:16 am #

    … I would say that crime is not only in black communities, but less educated and financially unstable communities. We as Americans need to lead the world in extinguishing racism in this country in all communities. Extreme racism appeared on both sides of this trial… Don't add to the statistic.

  52. Kelly Hanlon July 17, 2013 at 10:30 am #

    Where is your evidence that he did. What law did he break? The ugly truth about it is their is some major problems in the black community. You preach this everyday in your post. The devil's work is being done with the brothers and sisters and they are falling for it. Sorry Chris, I have to say you got this wrong. I'm done chatting about it because until I see your outrage over little black kids getting shot and killed everyday by other black young men. 93% of the black men murdered in this country is done by other black men. Move on with this Chris.

  53. Thomas Stratford July 17, 2013 at 9:30 am #

    Trayvon Martin was a thug, a want to be gangsta, a burglar, and batterer and tried to murder George Zimmerman, neither him nor his parents are due any sympathy or empathy what do ever!

  54. Chris Brantley July 17, 2013 at 5:18 am #

    Its sad that many of you have let the Devil trick you back into hatred. The bible says that Gods eyes run to and fro, all of these prejudice remarks, you need to repent! The bible says tthou shall not kill. Even if you feel that Martin attacked Zimmerman you all overlook the fact that he was told not to pursue. Obedience is better than sacrifice! No one has the right to kill anyone! Zimmerman is not a peace officer. I hv been an officer for 13yrs and Zimmerman broke the law. If he did not take the law into his own hands there would not have been any conflict. What msg are you sending to this world? Remember you reap what you sow

  55. Gina Morris July 17, 2013 at 4:28 am #

    The only person that knows the truth about everything is George Zimmerman. Because the boy is dead. I went through the police academy and one thing I learned fast. That there are a lot of cop wannabe's. He called the police about this boy and they told him to stand down and he didn't, he exited the car and that's where he went wrong. He is a jubilantly and looking for trouble. Stand down that's all he had to do and the boy would still be alive. No matter what you all think. George Zimmerman knows deep down in his heart. He could have prevented this whole thing.

  56. Marjorie Powell July 16, 2013 at 11:17 pm #

    We have a half-white, half-black man in the Whitehouse who let 4 American men die in Benghazi – but a half-peruvian, half-white man can’t defend himself in America? Really?

  57. Jesse Locke July 17, 2013 at 2:43 am #

    After listening to young and middle aged males, over the last year, talk about the George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin case there seems to be some misunderstandings, not necessarily about the case, about how grown, responsible, life loving, husbands, fathers, providers, employers, etc… can view a physical confrontation.

    When teens fight very often it's a mutual agreement to fight. If one of the teens think that the fight is unevenly/unfairly matched he may be reluctant to fight. But usually the peer pressure of friends and schoolmates pushes him along. He says to himself, “It's better to be beaten up than for everyone to think that I was scared. At least if I make it look like a pretty good fight and just try my best my social status will not likely decline and may improve. Well, it's that or refuse to fight and run.” How many boys have had thoughts like that sometime during their childhood? I was one of those teens and I fought a lot. I've even been stabbed but I would NEVER have dared to consider fighting a grown MAN and I never once considered that I could die as a result of a fight but of course I could have. I felt invincible, even after being stabbed I didn't consider how serious that was.

    Men don't, or should I say, responsible men don't square off to fight someone in the streets. It's almost always one aggressor and one victim. One of the men is just minding his own business and/or having a good time and the other is out to prove something. I once had a guy get out of his car, I was directly behind him at a stoplight, and come and yell and curse and DEMAND to fight me, in the middle of the street. I just looked at the guy for a few seconds. He had stopped to allow another car to cut in front of him during a busy time of the day at a traffic light that changes very quickly and I blew my horn at him. It was a long horn blow not that short beep beep type. So he's at my drivers window, the window is down. I calmly told the guy “I'm not fighting in the street like a dog. If you want to fight in the street I suggest that you go to 22nd and Lake in Tampa.” Or something like that. I was in Brandon Florida at the time (small town about 15 miles east of Tampa). He looked at me a moment longer got back in his car and drove away. That was incredibly stupid of this man. Of course I had my firearm with me, on my person to be exact. That obviously was not a situation were I considered using lethal force. In just a minute I will tell you about another incident were I would have used lethal force. However, this situation didn't warrant any force just calmly telling the guy that I'm not a fool. I have also had a young white male pull a gun and point it at me through his and my car windows. I don't know if he was a teen or not but he couldn't have been any older than 21. He was in the passenger's seat of the car and he reached across a female driver, about the same age, and pointed what looked like a black semi-automatic handgun directly at me. I was blocked in with a car to my front and one to my rear and his car was on my passenger side. I laid down across my gearshift and passenger seat and stayed there for several seconds until I heard his car drive off. I later believed that the gun was a fake or more likely a pellet/BB gun because the barrel opening seemed incredibly small. I had accidently cut the car off and as I saw them pull up beside me I immediately waved to say that I was sorry but he was already holding a gun. If I would have had my gun (at the time a Smith & Wesson 915 9mm) in the car or on me I would have shot and tried to killed that young man and the girl driving him around may have been hit and killed also, not intentionally. After that I applied for my conceal carry permit and since then I rarely leave home without a firearm. That was about 22 years ago. OK I know I have drifted off the subject, sorry.

    You young men and boys be very careful. Men don't see life the same as you do. We don't believe that we are invincible. We don't fight for prestige, peer pressure or for fun. We simply want to live our lives and be left alone. However, because there's a criminal element out there that is willing to use crime and violence to pay their way through life we have to arm ourselves. It's this type of criminal that we are afraid of not unarmed teenage boys but in the fog of a street fight it may be impossible to determine which is which. Realize that the next punch you throw could be your last.

    #streetfight #fight #unarmed #unarmedteen #skittles #icetea #zimmerman #trayvon.

  58. Casey Anderson July 16, 2013 at 10:33 pm #

    Thank you Mr Massie for your intellectual honesty. As for your final question, my teenage and adult sons would no sooner attack a strange man who hadn’t laid a finger on them than they would fly to the moon.

    Something is dreadfully wrong in a culture that believes and teaches its young that assaulting a stranger for the sin of being watched is perfectly okay. If the black community doesn’t change this soon the results of their abdication will be dramatic and ugly.

  59. Granny July 16, 2013 at 10:20 pm #

    I long for the day when all of us who have responded to Mychal’s article don’t have to even talk about what color we are. We are American’s, grieving for lost children, whether through death or through worldly corruption, through abortion or street violence, loving our country despite it’s problems, detesting evil in every form and totally astounded and disbelieving what we see done for power or political gain.

    God has blessed America; we’ve just forgotten to thank Him.

  60. Tom Sea July 17, 2013 at 2:17 am #

    Gotta be fair here, let's make sure we are aware of the additional facts, George Zimmerman who killed Trayvon Martin by the time he was 25 years old have been charged with domestic violence two times, likely that means beating a woman, charged with shoving a police officer, I believe a felony offense, had that charge reduced if he got alcohol treatment. Hey, people complain about the Boston bombers being on the radar screen but nothing done? I'm fair in this discussion, I'm not liberal but I personally don't think he should have had a gun or at least, all this other luggage should be mentioned as well. Lo and behold, he has had these previous problems and he's involved in this tragedy.

    • Ruth Vandusen July 20, 2013 at 9:40 pm #

      Zimmerman’s past or at least most of it was not brought up in the trial. And of course neither was Trayvon Martin’s. I see that as being only fair.

  61. William Hansard July 17, 2013 at 1:54 am #

    Wow. No one has said it better. Yes, Americans do care that blacks are killing each other. It's the leaders that don't give a damn.

  62. Steve Abbott July 17, 2013 at 1:31 am #

    An excuse for criminals and savages to act out their base instincts! Nothing more! And they do so with the approval of a POTUS! Shame on us for electing this child to office! The nation weeps as we see what we have become!

  63. Myers Quin July 17, 2013 at 1:24 am #

    June
    You said Zimmerman was killed, I think you meant to say Martin.

  64. Bruce Bausch July 16, 2013 at 8:42 pm #

    It is TRULY amazing that so many people have an opinion about this trial, and KNOW the verdict is WRONG, but did not spend a nanosecond in the courtroom! If we were to react to the media frenzy created by talking-heads and impassioned ignoramuses who only watch CNN, we would be no better than any banana republic that is taken over in a “coupe” [sic] (with deference to lamont insane obama), we would not have a Constitutional Republic any more, but would rather be a Thugocracy, (my word for a “democracy” that bends and contorts to media manipulation and political correct palaver using government to enslave it’s citizens). There is a REASON that it is so difficult to “fundamentally change” a country that was founded by people who wanted to honor God with a government that emulated the Garden of Eden as closely as they could… the angels with the flaming swords are the constraints, NOT THE CONSTITUTION! Also, when the media tries to portray Trayvon as some little boy carrying a lollypop and being set upon by the Pillsbury “pan”boy, do they forget that Mike Tyson won 19 of his first pro fights by knockout, 12 of those in the first round, and won the heavyweight title when he was 20, three years older than Trayvon! How old was he when he went pro? 18!!!!! ONE year older than Trayvon!
    I am completely convinced that if Abe Lincoln were alive today and living as President, he would have lamont, half the House, 60% of the Senate, and various judges standing in front of a block wall with their last cigarette in their mouths! Who the hell are we? UGANDA?! Where is Idi Amin… preparing his BBQ sauce? It took nearly 100 years to rid us of LEGISLATED slavery because our country was formed to make it DIFFICULT to change on a WHIM! So the liberals had to change tactics to establish a FUNCTIONAL slavery and make rank and file negroes de facto slaves to WELFARE!!
    Mychal, you KNOW I admire and respect you, brother. Keep up the fight for sanity in our country as long as it lasts.
    From Bruce, who MUST be a racist, because he thinks lamont is a marxist imbecile.
    BTW, thanks for teaching me a new word… “opprobrious”

  65. Candy Jenkins Hammond July 16, 2013 at 11:55 pm #

    Zimmerman was doing his job.

  66. Kevin Vaden July 16, 2013 at 10:08 pm #

    Obama? Feel shame? Not a chance. The DOJ was tasked with fanning the flames, and they're not done yet.

  67. Jane Horton-Leasman July 16, 2013 at 9:39 pm #

    I lay this whole incident at the feet of Black leaders in their racist moves to make this a "race" matter. If this had been any other kid, would we have had the same results? I don't believe so, if the kid had just been respectful..which he seems to have never learned.

  68. Jeremy Yoder July 16, 2013 at 8:39 pm #

    This is a man after my own heart. Thank you for talking sense.

  69. Barbara July 16, 2013 at 4:37 pm #

    There seems to be a lot more coming out about Martin that is not good and does not paint him as an innocent little kid. And, a lot more about Zimmerman that would lead anyone to believe he’s not a racist out to kill some black kid. For instance, he and his wife tutoring black kids on the weekends or when he went against the system to report some policemen who had beaten up a homeless black man. The latest I’ve heard is that Zimmerman’s great grandfather was black. (Source seemed to be legit).

    It’s a shame Martin was killed.. We all make decisions in our lives that we regret later but unfortunately Martin made a very bad decision that he cannot redo. And even though he was found not guilty, for the rest of his life Zimmerman is going to have to live with the fact that he took another person’s life.

  70. Gloria Jimenez Ross July 16, 2013 at 8:32 pm #

    I wasn't aware that Zimmerman had been killed June Angstadt.

  71. Gloria Jimenez Ross July 16, 2013 at 8:32 pm #

    I wasn't aware that Zimmerman had been killed June Angstadt.

  72. Marie Scavone-Zavoli July 16, 2013 at 8:16 pm #

    So, I guess you were a witness to that crime. Why weren't you called to testify?

  73. Heather McCurdy July 16, 2013 at 8:14 pm #

    "Most blacks have no conscience"…my mouth dropped open. SERIOUSLY?! I have so many friends with BROWN skin who are successful adults who have a conscience. Blanket statements like this do nothing but divide and frankly, disgust me.

  74. Shaun Jones July 16, 2013 at 7:54 pm #

    All of you people should be ashamed of yourself. If Zimmerman would have remained in the car as told by the Police and just reported what he so called witness and let the police do there Job as paid with our taxes a Young kid would still be alive no matter what his skin color. GZ mad that TM got the best of him for following him in the dark on a rainy night and he shot him, put what ever spin on it you want make what ever excuses you want just to bad it wasn't your kid walking home with a bag of skittles and a bottle of tea and ran into this gun carrying fool who was looking for trouble. If it was your kid would you be saying the same crap? Don't think so.

  75. Crystal Swinton July 16, 2013 at 7:49 pm #

    Please don’t throw all blacks into one category and say most blacks don’t have a conscience. Yes, many of them don’t know to further the education so that they can be on a level playing field. My husband and I are doing very well. It took our conscience to help us complete our four year college degrees and start our own businesses. No one regardless of the color of their skin deserves to be followed by a stranger. As a mother of a 17 year old that is 6"3' tall who walks to the store from my home, he should not be scared to walk alone or be looked at as suspicious. Signed by a Black American with a conscience!

  76. Denyce Reno July 16, 2013 at 3:27 pm #

    I’m confused. I’ve been confused for a very long time. I can’t understand why people don’t see what’s coming. The government is flaunting it in our faces. Even their “Forward” motto was taken directly from the campaigns of the Communists and the Nazis. I know that the government has deliberately dumbed down the young people, but aren’t there enough well-educated people left in this country to stop what is happening? Or is everyone just so out for himself that life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness no longer matter? Where is our love of country and of each other? Have we really become this selfish?

    It was the REPUBLICAN party that liberated the slaves and stopped the Jim Crow laws. The Democrats have always been all about power and control. They can make lofty speeches and skip trough the forest weaving flowers in their hair, but look at their actions, not their words. When their power comes to complete fruition they will find ways to dispose of the well-educated, and they will enslave the ignorant. Read the history of the Nazi occupation of Austria. They VOTED for the Nazis to be there, and they definitely lived to regret it. That’s what’s happening with the uneducated people in our country. They’re voting themselves right back into slavery.

    I hear so much hatred against white people. I don’t get it. Doesn’t anyone else remember the tens of thousands of people who died during the civil war to end slavery? Doesn’t anyone remember that it was a very small percentage of people in this country who owned slaves? Doesn’t anyone remember the white people in the south who risked themselves and their families to run the underground railroad? The only name I ever hear anymore in connection with the underground railroad is Harriet Tubman’s. She was wonderful, but she didn’t do it alone – nor could she have. What about the white people who marched in the civil rights rallies? What about the white people who died in the civil rights movement? Does anyone remember that it was black people who were capturing their countrymen and selling them to the slave traders? There’s plenty of blame to go around. Does anyone remember the white people who have worked hard, donated time and money, and changed laws to try to give black people a leg-up and an advantage?

    Black people seem to have a lot of respect for the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. – as well they should. But do they actually listen to what the man had to say? I would suggest that they immediately stop listening to Jesse Jackson, and Al Sharpton, and Eric Holder, and Barack Obama, and all of the other race-baiting politicians who are trying to push a political take over, and start listening to truly Godly people like Martin Luther King, Jr., and Ben Carson, and Mychal, who are trying to save them. The truth really will set people free. Right now radical black people are headed toward being used as cannon fodder for a corrupt megalomaniacal government and their survivors will be pushed back into a slavery the likes of which they obviously cannot fathom.

    If people don’t want to be stereo-typed, then they can’t stereo-type others. If people want to be respected, then they have to treat others with respect. If people don’t want to be referred to with racial epithets, then they need to not use racial epithets against others. Respect is a two-way street. I would love to see the New Black Panthers try treating white people with respect – imagine how shocked they would be to get respect in return.

    There are always going to be ignorant, prejudiced people. They should be ignored, and we should not allow their ignorance to lower us to their level. They can’t hurt us with their ignorant words, nor should people use the ignorance of others to cast themselves as victims. I speak from experience. I am a woman in a high-powered job that has traditionally been reserved to men. I live in a “good-old-boys” part of the United States, too. I ignored the social beliefs, treated others with respect, and won the battle. I simply refused to view myself as a victim, and I won respect by giving respect – even if it was sometimes not entirely deserved. Most of our problems would be solved if we would take some personal responsibility instead of using others as an excuse.

    George Zimmerman should have stayed in his car, as per his instructions from the police. This was his mistake. He had a right to defend himself against an attack by Mr. Martin. It’s tragic that Mr. Zimmerman didn’t allow the police to do their job, and it’s tragic that Mr. Martin felt that attacking another human being was the best way to handle the situation. Period. I notice that no one brings up the unprovoked attacks on white people that occurred after the shooting – with black people shouting “This is justice for Trayvon!” It’s over. Let’s quit punishing each other. We’ve got to put aside our differences and band together against the people who are trying to enslave all of us. If we allow this tragic situation to further divide our country, then we’re lost.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie July 16, 2013 at 3:40 pm #

      denyce reno: you have your facts wrong in the last paragraph…George was returning to car as he had been instructed…he did exit same against their instruction…

      • Denyce Reno July 16, 2013 at 5:15 pm #

        Thank you for letting me know. I thought that he had ignored their advice entirely. Still, I think that he should have probably stayed in the car and allowed law enforcement to do their job. But I do understand the compulsion to follow the suspect and not allow him to get away. Just a tragedy all the way around.

  77. Helen Reimann July 16, 2013 at 2:57 pm #

    I have friends of colour and admire them very much. I knew from the outset that this was not a racial confrontation but it was made that by Trayvon Martin’s parents and swelled from there. I feel badly that the young fellow is gone in such way but I believe his parents should have taught him better. I have been a member of a neighbourhood watch and am a retired paralegal. I know that Zimmerman would not have shot the boy if he did not feel as though his life would be taken if he allowed him to continue hurting him.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie July 16, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

      helen reimann: obviously I agree…

  78. Marilyn July 16, 2013 at 2:46 pm #

    As for the number of black on black murders each year across this country, As Jackson said on a talk show, “When a black kills a white, that’s good. When a white kills a black, we go getum. When a black kills a black, it’s Miller Time!” This man who calls himself a Reverend has not a clue how stupid and evil he is but thug blacks and whites listen to him, keeping them thinking they aren’t worthy to accomplish anything that a prestigious white or black has accomplished in their lives. The money Jackson and Sharpton pulls in on each case has made them very rich yet not one thug can get that figured out. What a pity! That is all I will add because Mychal’s thoughts are on target!

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie July 16, 2013 at 3:52 pm #

      marilyn: I’m not familiar with that quote attributed to him…

  79. Connie Chapman July 16, 2013 at 6:45 pm #

    thank you. I will now take to simply day dreaming about smacking the next white person who disagrees with your words with a sack of hammers. Trayvon is dead, George is acquitted… CAN'T WE ALL JUST GET THE HELL ALONG.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie July 16, 2013 at 3:54 pm #

      connie chapman: no we can’t all just get along…there are those who do not want to and do their best to prevent same from happening…

  80. Dena E. Casey July 16, 2013 at 6:31 pm #

    I've said Martin is responsible for his own death because all he had to do was go to the house he was supposedly there to visit at, go inside and there would not have been any problems. It was never a race issue but a series of events and Martin's own bad choices that resulted in his death. People are whining that the verdict wasn't fair but it came down not guilty because of the parameters set forth by the judge and prosecution on how to charge and try the case. Personally, I agree with the verdict.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie July 16, 2013 at 3:57 pm #

      dena e. casey: you are correct…

  81. Rob Fink July 16, 2013 at 6:18 pm #

    Nice recap of GZ case and why TM is not here today. May God aid them all.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie July 16, 2013 at 4:01 pm #

      rob fink: thk you…

  82. Kyle Smith July 16, 2013 at 6:08 pm #

    Well said Gunny, Semper Fidelis my Brother.

  83. Joanne Piccoli July 16, 2013 at 5:53 pm #

    Kathleen very well worded.

  84. pblee July 16, 2013 at 1:29 pm #

    It’s a miracle that both sides’ counsel found and agreed to seat six clear thinking individuals who promised to uphold the law. They got it right. May I suggest the next time any of us gets the postcard calling us to jury duty, SHOW UP.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie July 16, 2013 at 4:02 pm #

      pblee: great point…

  85. R J Betterton July 16, 2013 at 12:22 pm #

    Mr. Massie: Just a thought. You are quite obviously and intelligent and learned man but I would suggest that you might enlarge your readership and, thus, your influence if you would endeavor to use the “five dollar” words a bit less. It is quite refreshing to read your “rants” and to have a black conservative much as Thomas Sowell. But, I emplore you to think about this a bit as sometimes it seems that you use these words just to promote how intelligent and schooled you are and they, then, lose their effectiveness.

    Thanks

    • Ginger B. July 16, 2013 at 2:21 pm #

      Those possessing a well rounded vocabulary may be a bit dismayed your observation. Would it not be to the advantage of those who do not have such vocabulary skills to learn words with which they are unfamiliar and then put them to use?
      Sadly, our system of ‘education’ has succeeded in the general dumbing down of the population.
      Take every opportunity to learn.

      • Mychal Massie
        Mychal Massie July 16, 2013 at 3:59 pm #

        ginger b: excellent observation…tragically people would rather stay uneducated than take the initiative to improve themselves…ergo condemn the person instead of learning from the person…

        • Chitowngal July 16, 2013 at 5:15 pm #

          Actually Mychal, I love the fact that you ate a thesaurus in college. I use your $5 & $10 words to learn & expand my own vocabulary. Please, keep up your untiring efforts to educate & inform us.

      • Terrie July 16, 2013 at 7:42 pm #

        I couldn’t agree with you more. Part of my reading of Mr. Massie’s “Rants” is because he makes me think about things and sometimes his point of view is different than mine. There are times I do need to look up a word or two, but I thank him for that also. Another form for expanding my mind. At the age of 70, I figure I am still not too old to learn!

    • Dena July 16, 2013 at 2:36 pm #

      Actually I like the $5 words! Those who don’t know what they mean should go look them up and educate themselves instead of us helping them to remain ignorant. Just my thought on it.

      • Mychal Massie
        Mychal Massie July 16, 2013 at 3:56 pm #

        dena: $5 words only appear to be such to those who do not understand them…for those who do they’re just part of everyday lexicon…it’s like an expensive house…a house isn’t necessarily expensive to the living in it but the person looking from outside may think differently…

        • TRISH July 16, 2013 at 4:42 pm #

          I have always read with a dictionary at my side, per My Mum’s instructions. Though i have also read derogatory remarks on Google about your extensive use of the English language?? I love the way you articulate plus your expressive vocabulary and attempt to put those same words and expressions In own writings – so Mychal keep up the the $5-$10 words, and thank you for all your efforts in getting the truth and word out there. It gives one hope –

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie July 16, 2013 at 4:12 pm #

      rj betterton: first of all why do I have to be identified as a color to be conservative…do you identify all conservatives by color-coded assignations…that said Tommy writes as he is inclined to and I do same…that you would think it necessary for me to speak in such a way so as to embellish myself is a curious observation on your part…I write as I speak and I’m not dumbing down to please those who are pleased to live their lives void of seeking and embracing the improvement of themselves…do you make such comments to my other writers…do you make such comments to George Will, Annie Coulter…did you make such comments to William Buckley…when I come across something I do not understand I take steps to understand it…not “implore” the person to dumb it down…your request is rejected…

    • Hroudgar July 16, 2013 at 8:48 pm #

      Mr. Massie is just using what he has at his disposal, and I, for one, am better for it. Just about every time I read one of his rants, I learn something new.

      Mr. Massie, please don’t change a thing, some of us appreciate someone who can articulate their thoughts the way you can.

  86. David Mann July 16, 2013 at 4:13 pm #

    Very well said, Kathleen.

  87. Cliff Higdon July 16, 2013 at 4:12 pm #

    Mr. Massey, here is my FB post I put out yesterday. I just read your post and you are right on as usual.

    My Post: In the 513 days between Trayvon dying, and the Zimmerman verdict, 11,106 African Americans have been murdered by other African-Americans. 93% of African American deaths are committed by African Americans.

    The elimination of Black on Black violent crime is where our nation should pull together to solve a major issue. The results could be astounding.

    We could eliminate approximately 8,000 murders per year and improve black/white race relations at the same time due to unity of purpose and removing some degree of anger and hatred from society. This is much better than gun control legislation which cannot succeed.

    These are my perceptions.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie July 16, 2013 at 4:13 pm #

      cliff higdon: good job…but next tiem spell my name correctly…lol…

  88. Liz Hood July 16, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

    Definitely. Anything that can be used to cover up Benghazi will be done.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie July 16, 2013 at 4:13 pm #

      liz hood: amen…

  89. BIGH20 July 16, 2013 at 12:02 pm #

    I can’t help but think that the 6 women chosen would have leaned more towards sympathy. Might have looked at george Zimmerman in regards to their own children. I think all were mothers. Why is the focus again on it being 6 white females?THINK 6 MOTHERS!!! If 6 mothers found Mr. Zimmerman innocent, then that should echo loud and clear. If these mothers may have been aware of the threats and felt that truth and justice prevail , then that speaks volumes. It must have been so obvious that Mr. Zimmerman was protecting himself.
    Personally, I think Eric, Al, Jesse, and obo need to clean out the fecal matter that is lodged inside their brains. That includes the communists controlled news media and info babes that the masses follow.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie July 16, 2013 at 4:16 pm #

      bigh2o: I think the jurists consdidered the evidence and reached the correct verdict…nothing more nothing less…

  90. John McClain July 16, 2013 at 3:56 pm #

    I was born a "navy brat" living in several states before age 1, moving to Spain before two, and returning to the States as I was reaching six. We moved to Chicago when I was nine, and lived there until I was 18, and left for the Marines.

    I enlisted in the Corps because I was unqualified for college, and had already worked nine years at minimum wage in factories. I left Chicago with the intent of never returning, because it is the single most corrupt city I've ever had to live in, and I saw no possibility of it improving in my lifetime.

    Since I left in 1976, I've watched my "home town" with little hope, but with some, because I left behind many friends and I care about them. I marched in my youth, for civil rights, I "community organized" engaged in voter registration, door to door, and "get out the vote" drives and transport, I and my whole family, my whole community, worked for civil rights in Chicago, yet the moment I set foot in eastern North Carolina, I knew I would never return to Chicago, not for any reason, not to live, visit, nothing.

    I am retired where I belong, a welder, mechanic, machinist, in the middle of 90% Black farmers, where I welcome any and all to bring what is broken, and get it fixed, and I think "America" just won something big, that won't be seen for a while.

    Every effort was made to try to see to it, the verdict was controlled, and when it was clear it couldn't be, precisely because the prosecution made the case for the defense with every single one of its witnesses, all focus of the race-baiters was to try to foment riots, convince Blacks who can see and understand self evident truths no less than everyone else, they don't see what in fact is displayed, and they failed.

    There have been threats, some violence, but every intention was to have the Nation up in arms, and we have instead, The Black Community grudgingly accepting what they know is right and necessary.

    We now have to make it plain all of us who care, know just how hard this was to do, and just how important it is the "average Joe Black" chose to follow his or her own mind, and the truth as seen, and not allow themselves used. We have to let those "inclined to racist Blacks" know how much we truly appreciate their choosing principle, their own minds and beliefs, and what their own eyes and ears told them, and refused to take the bait, and did the right thing on their own. They did, and it was a different outcome than "Rodney King" or "O.J. Simpson", it shows we are more cohesive today as "community" than the racists would have.
    Semper Fidelis,
    John McClain,
    GySgt, USMC, ret.
    USMC, ret.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie July 16, 2013 at 4:21 pm #

      John McClain: excellent post my friend…haven’t talked to you in quite a while…trust all is well…my best to you and the family…

  91. Thom's Thumb July 16, 2013 at 11:07 am #

    When is enough going to be enough? When will America – Americans – get enough of this corrupt administration and do something about it?

    More than likely it will be when they start walking through their own blood.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie July 16, 2013 at 4:25 pm #

      thoms thumb: when people stop rewarding failed politicians with reelection…I submit they are afraid and unwilling to do the right thing…that said there are those like boehner, cantor, mccain, graham, mcconnell, mccarthy, et al. who are only to happy to go along with obama…

  92. Gregg Cudworth July 16, 2013 at 2:29 pm #

    The liberals have an obvious racial animas against Hispanics. They are real pros at playing the race card. But you are right Mychal, the truth is ugly; but it will always set you free.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie July 16, 2013 at 4:29 pm #

      gregg cudworth: the truth is its own defense…

  93. Wynona Burgstiner July 16, 2013 at 9:54 am #

    I am a 70 year old white woman who grew up in the segregated south. Until I was married and had my own children we had segregated schools. Where I lived as a child was in a rural area where small one room schools were often the normal method of schooling. In those schools I received along with my brothers a wonderful education. We were taught responsibility, love of country and the desire to change things for the better. I knew and played with black children when local gatherings were held, these children had the same moral and education we had even though it was segregated.
    While I remember asking my parents why the black people could not use the water fountains, bathrooms and go to a movie with us, the reply from both was that is just the way it is for now but it will eventually change because it was not morally right. I have never understood why it took Federal intervention to right this wrong but it happened anyway. Now we have a climate of distrust and entitlement that just was not there when I was young. I have never felt that righting that wrong was not proper and well meant.
    However, as an observer during the many years my children attended school I witnessed the gradual decline of education. The primary method used during my oldest child’s schooling was and I quote here rather loosely,” black kids are so underprivileged and have such a lack of early training they can not possibly compete with white kids. So let’s drop our expectations for all students so the black children can catch up.” This was the mindset in the south and regrettably throughout the nation during the 70’s.
    Now as a nation we are paying dearly for that stupid and unfounded idea. I have to tell all of you that my son received some of the best teaching from black teachers and I wish there had been more of them. These women were well educated and loved teaching to the extent that their classrooms were active, fun and a pleasure to participate in as a student and parent. By the late 80’s the academic standards had fallen so low that the drop out rate for both black and white males was around 65% and the illegitimate birth rate for both races sky rocked. By the 90’s nurseries had been installed in most high schools and the attendance of whites had dropped to the point that most schools where 95% black in all grade levels. It is still that bad in the majority of schools right now 20 years later. Have we progressed so that all kid’s are educated so they are able to compete in today’s hectic lifestyle? Absolutely not, so why on earth would any sensible person believe that violence and poverty would be better. What is happening now is everyone has divorced themselves from the moral values taught in the Bible, have stopped listening to the writings of our forefathers and the many successful minority men and women who managed to become well education and unbiased . It has left us with a legacy of distrust between black youth and others who go about trying to protect and nurture their work place, schools and homes. We will have more and more of what happened to Martin and Zimmerman until all of us decide we’ve had enough and work to change the mindset of the Sharpton’s, Jackson’s and other so-called black leaders.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie July 16, 2013 at 4:31 pm #

      wynona burgstiner: excellent post…thks for sharing…

  94. Rick Ellison July 16, 2013 at 1:33 pm #

    Thank you!

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie July 16, 2013 at 4:31 pm #

      rick ellison: you are very welcome…

  95. Sandra L. Lambert July 16, 2013 at 1:33 pm #

    Well said!!

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie July 16, 2013 at 4:32 pm #

      sandra l lambert: thk you…

  96. Sandra L. Lambert July 16, 2013 at 1:30 pm #

    Isn't it interesting that with all the hoopla over this case, that the facts of the Benghazi murders have disappeared? Planned?

    • BIGH20 July 16, 2013 at 12:22 pm #

      Bingo! Bingo!!! I listened to the second and third hour of “The Power Hour” this morning. The host is Joyce Riley, an awesome woman. A couple that escaped Tripoli were interviewed. It connects the dots. You better believe your bippies that this is covered up and this ilk admin. will not mind thousands of lives lost to cover up their deeds. Is it a wonder that our Military are commiting suicide? They know what is going on is wrong!!! They do not want to be placed in a situation to kill innocents.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie July 16, 2013 at 4:32 pm #

      sandra l lambert: precisely the point I have made for months…

  97. Edmund July 16, 2013 at 9:28 am #

    If this post is about the most obvious reason for blacks and yes very many whites as well rioting because of the correct innocent verdict the answer very simply is four racist firebrands : Obama Holder Jackson and Sharpton !

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie July 16, 2013 at 4:33 pm #

      edmund: agreed…coupled with a lot of ignorance…

  98. renee July 16, 2013 at 9:19 am #

    Mychal, I’ve had it up to here with all of the unnecessary media hype & fake, public outrage generated by liberals regarding the tragic fate of Trayvon Martin. The verdict stands as follows; George Zimmerman accidently killed Mr. Martin due to self-defense. I applaud his defense attorney, Mark O’Mara for finding the courage to publicly chastise the Obama-loving-media for defaming Zimmerman’s character and identifying him initially as “white male”.

    All of these individuals who are taking time out of their unproductive lives to espouse their outrage over the justifiable verdict are merely operating under the calculated direction of the media & Trayvon’s “spiritual foster-father”, Barack Obama! That’s right. The same Obama who green lighted the occupy Wall Street fiasco deliberately went out of his way to voice his opinion in a case which did not require the assistance of the president of the United States!

    Yet, this is where we are today in the 21st century in America. Racism is being heavily promoted by race mongering opportunists such as the usual suspects, “Al & Jesse James”, as well as the ultra-bised media & Barack Hussein Obama! I’m sadden that the Zimmerman family are now being encouraged to absolve their son of allegedly harboring thoughts of racism before the altar of godless liberals, including Barbara Walters!

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie July 16, 2013 at 4:34 pm #

      renee: I think Mark O’Meara did exemplary job as did co-counsel…

  99. June Angstadt July 16, 2013 at 1:13 pm #

    From July 3 to July 14, not far from Sanford where Zimmerman was killed, 6 black males, ages 15 -31 were killed in drive byes by 6 black males; on the 15th a highly decorated Army veteran-chest FULL of medals – was murdered by a black male at a convenience store. I've finally realized most blacks have no conscience, and wonder how many demonstrators wept for Trayvon. It's a case of them still sitting on their pity pots feeling subjugated.
    What they do or do not have is no fault of anyone with a skin color other than their own…… it's pure laziness and the gov't will give it to me. Soon enough 'this' gov't is NOT going to be there and entitlement blacks are going to be scrounging in the trash bins with the 'honestly' poor.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie July 16, 2013 at 4:37 pm #

      june angstadt: I would argue that it goes deeper than laziness…lack of personal industry (i.e. work ethic) is to often the easist way to explain a much deeper problem…

  100. Sunny Vee July 16, 2013 at 9:10 am #

    I applaud the jury for being able to wade through the circus side shows, originated by none other than Barack Obama, and be able to deliver a fair and honest verdict for George Zimmerman. That they could do this, in spite of the false narratives, especially by the media, and the kangaroo court they were in every day, is remarkable and very reassuring to me that occasionally our justice system works as designed. This, in spite of all the shenanigans in Sanford with the police, the prosecutor, the special prosecutor, and that incredibly poor excuse for a judge.

    Holder is the most corrupt member of the administration, next to BHO, and what he is doing is intolerable! He also looked the other way (as Dan pointed out yesterday) when the Black Panthers violated interstate laws, raising money to “kill Zimmerman”. And what did Holder do? He yawned, looked the other way, ignored Fast & Furious, and went about trying to find federal charges against Zimmerman. Lord, please deliver us from this travesty of ‘justice’!

    I am at a loss to understand why those blacks in power and former civil rights icons are demanding justice for one young man, when, every year, there are approximately 17,000 murders committed. And as Mychal pointed out, 93% of these are black crimes. To see these “leaders” rabid, acting like this is still the 50’s, and that none of the past wrongs were righted, well, it’s disgusting! And of course, Obama, the great “healer” is the first one to start inciting the unrest. Beyond disgusting!

    Trayvon Martin, and many like him, are the victims of a society where the nuclear family does not exist. His last name is different from his mother’s, and the reason he was supposedly in that gated community was given that he was living with his father’s girlfriend. That pretty much says it all: how can he have roots, morals, and values when there is no family or parental role model? Where was his father in his upbringing? And what about his mother? While their loss is very real and painful, what did they do or not do for Trayvon when he was growing up? Multiply this tragedy by millions, and you begin to see why our country is in the horrible shape it is.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie July 16, 2013 at 4:38 pm #

      sunny vee: I intended to get back to from last week but with travel and backlog of work I haven’t got around to it…

  101. TRISH July 16, 2013 at 9:06 am #

    The hype is very useful to detract from the white house scandals and keeps the mass off, as your Mom may say Mychal, Obama’s A-S-S – subterfuge is what it’s all about – sadly, i feel, they are trying to make this young man’s death into another kind of Martin. Before you know it they will have instituted a Trayvon Martin day diminishing and destroying MLK’s dream and successes and name. Yet, All I keep thinking about is Jamie Shaw and I repeat his story whenever somebody talks about this. Why is Holder not investigating and deciding if that tragedy and the other black kids killed by Mexican gangs in their sanctuary cities meet the “bar” of a Hate Crime! Holder is a liar along with BHO. What a sham our country has become. The welfare system and the race profiteers such as Sharpton and Jackson are keeping so so many black people and minorities in chains and bondage to a system that is denying and depriving them of their future. How do they sleep at night? Can they truly believe their own hysterical words? God forgive them.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie July 16, 2013 at 4:39 pm #

      trish: precisely…

  102. Jerry Johnson July 16, 2013 at 1:02 pm #

    The nation watched; the lawyers argued; the judge interfered; the jury spoke. Is there something missing here?

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie July 16, 2013 at 4:39 pm #

      jerry johnson: not in my book…

  103. Gary L Perry July 16, 2013 at 12:59 pm #

    The Obama Administration, the Media and the Black Community Leaders should be ashamed of themselves for the way they have turned this trial into a media frenzy over racism.

    These same groups including the politicians are still not addressing the root cause problem we have with the very high number of Blacks involves in shootings.

    The problem is not gun, it lies within the Black communities and the culture they have become in the last 30 year.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie July 16, 2013 at 4:43 pm #

      gary l. perry: part of the problem lies with the segregative language and mentality…as long as they are viewed as black communities etc they will be a disconnect based on alienation…we must become americans periods…people in brazil for example embrace the nationality not over ethnicity…doing the opposite provides the alchemy that allows for a sense separation…

  104. Real Dean July 16, 2013 at 12:33 pm #

    Mychal, one again you are a voice of reason. From the first day of reporting I said something was not correct about the reporting. I live very close to this area and visit Sanford weekly. From what I could ascertain, there was two sides of the story and one was correct and one was incorrect. I said from the start let the system work and the hopefully the truth would come out. It did and as always one side did not like the truth. As my mother always said. "The truth always hurts." A few years ago the pastor of the Catholic church in Deltona Florida put on the church's marque the following, it would be good for this to be remember by all of us:
    "Wrong is still wrong, even if everyone is doing it." and "Right is still right, even if nobody is doing it."

    • vidalia July 16, 2013 at 11:49 am #

      and two wrongs never make a right

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie July 16, 2013 at 4:48 pm #

      real dean: william penn was spot on…

  105. Maria July 16, 2013 at 8:31 am #

    As a friend who lives in California said: The black rioters use anything they can find to start a riot. Why burn the American flag? Because it fuels a reason to riot. Why break windows? Another reason to riot. They want justice for Martin? He got justice when he attacked Zimmerman and did not live to tell.
    It’s those uneducated rioters who keep the race-issue going and going and going. Better include Holder, Reid and all the others too.
    Zimmerman and his family better move to an area where they are not easily recognized, but thanks to the media, that will not be so easy.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie July 16, 2013 at 4:49 pm #

      maria: holder, obama, the media, et al want the people stirred up and at odds…

  106. Patricia M McBride July 16, 2013 at 12:17 pm #

    And that is the reason the local police were not going to charge Zimmerman, but DOJ spent money organizing protests and made a stink and Angela Corey allowed herself to be pulled in and SHE politicized the shooting rather than say there were no grounds for a charge of any kind. It might not have been pretty, but then again, we don't know, do we? Perhaps people would have accepted the truth. We do know one thing for sure, now that they have bullied someone into filing erroneous charges against an innocent man because of their protests, they will expect it to work over and over again. And have already started on the DOJ.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie July 16, 2013 at 4:51 pm #

      patricia m mcbride: police weren’t going to charge for the same reason george was found innocent…

  107. Kathleen Elisabeth July 16, 2013 at 12:14 pm #

    The jury was that of six WOMEN, who spent over three weeks diligently taking notes, and listening intently to the prosecution and the defense witnesses and lawyers, all day long. They were sequestered from their families, and they went into a room and decided upon a verdict after debating for 16 hours. They worked together, whilst people, who had already judged George Zimmerman, year and a half ago, chanted and waved signs accusing him and calling for his head, outside of the court house. If the verdict had been reversed, they would have danced in the streets. They would not have questioned their decision. These were brave, intelligent women. Mothers. This case was brought about by so many interest groups using it to promote their own agendas. This was NOT A civil rights case. This was NOT a case based on racial hatred. This was NOT a case about whether or not a man should be allowed to carry a concealed weapon. This was NOT a case about whether or not the 'stand your ground' law in Florida is right or wrong. This case was about whether or not a man, who was legally carrying a concealed weapon, acted in self defense. Now, the verdict has been heard, the same people spouting about all of the above issues, will continue their play on their individual agendas. Obama and Eric Holder, will use it to re ignite the argument about guns and the laws pertaining to them. The NAACP will use it to promote civil rights issues, and pathetic little folk, like Al Sharpton et al, who have no talent, but are useful to the media, to keep around, will continue to make boat loads of money, doing the only thing that they know how, riling up black Americans and continuing to divide the country deeper. All of these people, and/or their agencies, are very rich. They have hung/ clung to the race card for years and will never let it go, because it is what puts bread on their tables. It is a very lucrative business.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie July 16, 2013 at 4:53 pm #

      kathleen elizabeth: what would have happened if martin were armed…perhaps instead of sneaking up and attacking George he would have simply sneaked up and killed him…

  108. J Denise Kwesch July 16, 2013 at 11:30 am #

    Honest and straight forward assessment. I thought the same thing about Martin when the story went national.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie July 16, 2013 at 4:54 pm #

      j. denise kwesch: thk you…

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