It has been about one month since George Zimmerman shot and killed unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin at a gated community in Sanford, Fla. From what I've read, it does sound like Zimmerman has been a gung-ho cop wannabe, a vigilante waiting for an opportunity to burst out.
It is amazing that Zimmerman hasn't at least been charged with manslaughter, given that Martin was unarmed, and witnesses say Zimmerman chased after Martin and the two supposedly were fighting prior to the shooting. There have been claims that Zimmerman uttered a racial epithet when he called 911 to ask for police assitance.
Under intense pressure from all directions, Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee stepped down last week, aware that this case has grown far bigger than he can handle, and that state and federal investigators will take charge due to the obvious ineptitude of his department.
And, no surprise at all, ubiquitous race baiters Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton Jr. have entered the fray. Sharpton has participated in anti- racial profiling rallies, and Jackson has gone over-the-top, wearing a "hoodie" in honor of Martin and referring to Martin as a "martyr." The most hazardous place to be is between these two demagogues and a TV camera.
Look, I don't know what happened that Feb. 26. There are two sides to every story, and I'd just as soon we wait until the evidence is gathered and the prosecutors, who are far more qualified than most of us, can reach some reasonable conclusions and act accordingly.
The media's utter buy-in to the racial profiling argument is lame indeed. It jibes perfectly with the old media narrative that racism is still alive and well, and prevalent. To hear the hysteria at the Trayvon Martin rallies nationwide, our nation hasn't progressed at all from the early 1960s and Bull Connor's German Shepherds and fire hoses in 1963 Birmingham, Ala.
EVERY SINGLE YOUNG BLACK MAN could be gunned down in cold blood tomorrow, in the minds of the race baiting agitators. Racial profiling is rampant, in their minds, and we've got to do something about it. Such thoughts are evident of the alarmist, assuming-the-worst mindset of so many liberals.
It may not occur to these opportunists that young black men are killed far more often by other blacks than by whites. And, sorry to make this politically incorrect statement, but young black men commit more crimes than young white men.
George Zimmerman may have committed manslaughter or cold-blooded murder. If he's found guilty, he deserves to pay the price. But the exploitation and race-baiting breaking out all over the place are sickening, and simply more hype for network TV and race baiters who hope to line their coffers with contributions from their many dupe followers.