George Zimmerman and the new age of “profiling”

posted at 2:01 pm on July 14, 2013 by Jazz Shaw

You got the breaking news from Ed last night and Allahpundit has been all over the various coverage of the trial since it started. And now it’s over. But is it?

Not by a long shot.

There is already more than enough coverage out there of the key subtexts of the George Zimmerman trial. The old trail horse of racial division is well on display, and the need of many in the media to turn this into an example of why people should be punished if they choose to carry a weapon can be seen up and down the cable channel rack. But there is one new wrinkle to an old story which is worth noting, and it truly does seem to be recent. The old and busted talking points would have been, “George Zimmerman is a racist, so he needs to be convicted anyway.” But a fresh meme arose at some point during the trial. I’m not sure who the first one was to invoke this bold new mantra, but it was immediately picked up by the prosecutors, by the state AG, and by “analysts” on CNN and MSNBC in nearly every segment. Ben Jealous of the NAACP has been saying it during interviews all day. The family attorneys for the Martins have been repeating it until they trip over the words. Here’s just one example.

The NAACP issued a statement shortly after the verdict saying that justice had not prevailed. Roslyn M. Brock, the organization’s chairman, said the case had “re-energized the movement to end racial profiling in the United States.”

This has caught fire in a way I never expected. We’re done saying, George Zimmerman went after Trayvon Martin because he’s black. The new hotness coming at you from the media – old and new – 24/7, is that Zimmerman “profiled” Martin. And if you think about it, it’s fairly brilliant. The race card has been played so often and for so long that there’s barely any paint left on it. But the idea that anyone – not just law enforcement officers – can “profile” somebody has a fresh coat of paint and sounds like it could sweep in all sorts of disaffected groups. Plus, it has the added bonus of already being a word in common use, nearly always in a pejorative fashion. The judge didn’t allow the word “racial” to be put in front of it – another plus for those who would have Zimmerman’s head on a pike – but that didn’t matter. Everyone heard it in their minds.

The police use racial profiling to unfairly target minorities and now civilians can do it too.

All of this ignores the inconvenient fact that actual “racial profiling” as used by law enforcement is one tool in the process of working toward an arrest. But in the post-Zimmerman era, anyone who winds up in a conflict situation where there is a racial difference between the parties can now stand up and say that the villain was profiling the other party. It provides the convenient mental imagery to lump them in with rogue cops and the rest of the story. Don’t look for this to end any time soon. Profiling is the new substitute for discrimination, even if the perpetrator has nothing to do with law enforcement, and I’m betting it’s going to have a long run.


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Good luck ending “profiling.” Everyone profiles. It is a natural defense mechanism to profile the people around you.

melle1228 on July 14, 2013 at 2:05 PM

If George Zimmerman is a “White Hispanic” then obama is a white black.

Schadenfreude on July 14, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Martin profiled GZ.

CW on July 14, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Big losers

obama is the smallest man in America.

Schadenfreude on July 14, 2013 at 2:07 PM

If there have been break-ins in your neighborhood, and the people doing it have been described as young black males, is it profiling when you see an unknown young black male wandering around in your neighborhood? Profiling is one thing, common sense is another.

bflat879 on July 14, 2013 at 2:07 PM

I “Profiled” my girlfriend before I married her.

birdwatcher on July 14, 2013 at 2:08 PM

How dare the neighborhood watch captain profile a guy in hoodie peeking in windows.

BTW, as Trayvon was wearing a hoodie, it is likely that GZ saw him as suspicious before he saw what the color of Trayvon’s skin was.

18-1 on July 14, 2013 at 2:08 PM

Did you experience this much stupidity when OJ was found “not guilty”?

Schadenfreude on July 14, 2013 at 2:08 PM

I “Profiled” Obama before I voted against him.

birdwatcher on July 14, 2013 at 2:09 PM

Let’s see. If there had been a series of break-ins at Twin Lakes, and the perpetrators in several, including a home invasion, were young black males…yes, we should not profile.

Or at least be on the lookout for those dangerous old Asian women. Those old girls can kick…

Wethal on July 14, 2013 at 2:09 PM

I “Profiled” the nectarines I bought at the store.

birdwatcher on July 14, 2013 at 2:10 PM

So what comes first – GZ’s lawsuit against Corey/Florida/etc or Holder’s investigation of trumpted up “civil rights” violations by GZ.

Also, the police chief that was fired for refusing to go after GZ – does he get his job back now?

18-1 on July 14, 2013 at 2:10 PM

If George Zimmerman is a “White Hispanic” then obama is a white black.

Schadenfreude on July 14, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Bro, get out of my head. I just said that to my twins last night. I also asked them if they considered themselves white asian. They said no. I love my boys.

VegasRick on July 14, 2013 at 2:10 PM

Wasn’t it profiling when the prosecutor said Trayvon bought his Skittles, that he didn’t steal them?

Liam on July 14, 2013 at 2:10 PM

… is that Zimmerman “profiled” Martin. And if you think about it, it’s fairly brilliant.

Cognitive dissonance is “fairly brilliant?”

Why not just skip this step then, and go right to calling Zimmerman a terrorist?

ShainS on July 14, 2013 at 2:10 PM

The police use racial profiling to unfairly target minorities and now civilians can do it too.

Racists like Jesse Jackson?

“I hate to admit it, but I have reached a stage in my life that if I am walking down a dark street late at night and I see that the person behind me is white, I subconsciously feel relieved.” – Reverend Jesse Jackson

sharrukin on July 14, 2013 at 2:10 PM

Did you experience this much stupidity when OJ was found “not guilty”?

If the Glove don’t fit you must acquit!

If the DNA does match you must convict his a…shut up racist!

–My memory of the OJ trial.

18-1 on July 14, 2013 at 2:11 PM

If George Zimmerman is a “White Hispanic” then obama is a white black.

Schadenfreude on July 14, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Heh.

ShainS on July 14, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Anyone who doesn’t profile/judge is a fool who will get burned.

OldEnglish on July 14, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Good luck ending “profiling.” Everyone profiles. It is a natural defense mechanism to profile the people around you.

melle1228 on July 14, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Thank you.

CW on July 14, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Sometimes the local news in Philly will not describe the race or ethnicity of a person of interest or possible perpetrator. Too many “young black males” or “young Hispanic males.” BOLO for????

Wethal on July 14, 2013 at 2:13 PM

Anyone seen the “rants and raves” for craigslist in Orlando? Pretty wild.

Look for the one called “Thug life”.

HotAirian on July 14, 2013 at 2:14 PM

If George Zimmerman is a “White Hispanic” then obama is a white black.

I talked with some Latin Americans I know about this, and it isn’t a made up term – as people are generally a mix of Spanish, Indian, and Black ancestors it isn’t uncommon for such to be mentioned…

But that being said, the notion that a “white Hispanic” would see him or herself as fundamentally different from a “black Hispanic”, which is how the State Media used the term, is bullshit.

18-1 on July 14, 2013 at 2:15 PM

Was he profiling Travon when Travon attacked him? The media and race mongers wish they can just gloss over the fact that Travon was the aggressor. This was a self defense case. It doesn’t matter what color Travon is.

And bu the way, is profiling bad? The entire premise that profiling is somehow a bad thing makes this debate just another absurd attack from the pc crowd. Its time for Americans to speak up and not be held hostage by the political correct crowd that seeks to shut down legitimate debate.

Ellis on July 14, 2013 at 2:15 PM

But in the post-Zimmerman era, anyone who winds up in a conflict situation where there is a racial difference between the parties can now stand up and say that the villain was profiling the other party.

Like when a gang of black kids mugs a white person?

Like when a black guy stabs a white guy in the neck?

Borrowing these from another thread, and as also stated there, the black on white crime is *MUCH* more prevalant than the reverse.

Fight fire with fire; *ANY* white person attacked by any black person *MUST* use this ‘profiling’ mantra.

Midas on July 14, 2013 at 2:15 PM

Some days I just shake my head and grieve for the demise of common sense in this age. sigh.

pambi on July 14, 2013 at 2:15 PM

Profiling is the new substitute for discrimination, even if the perpetrator has nothing to do with law enforcement, and I’m betting it’s going to have a long run.

Those using this are not known for intelligent discourse.

GarandFan on July 14, 2013 at 2:15 PM

If anyone involved in this case did any racial profiling, it was Trayvon Martin who decided that he was going to sucker punch the “Creepy Ass Cracker” in the face and bash his skull into the cement.

Was Trayvon playing “Knock Out King”? Is that why he was on the phone with Rachel Jeantel…for the street cred?

Would Trayvon have sucker punched Zimmerman if Zimmerman had been a “2Cool Pimp Dawg” instead of a “Creepy Ass Cracker”?

OxyCon on July 14, 2013 at 2:16 PM

“profiling”

…I’ll take door number three for… ‘c r a c k e r”…

KOOLAID2 on July 14, 2013 at 2:18 PM

Sometimes the local news in Philly will not describe the race or ethnicity of a person of interest or possible perpetrator. Too many “young black males” or “young Hispanic males.” BOLO for????

Wethal on July 14, 2013 at 2:13 PM

“The person of interest in this crime is a bla….ummm…darksk…..ummmm…..uhhhh…afric……uhhhh….guy….Yea, that’s it! BOLO for a GUY!”

VegasRick on July 14, 2013 at 2:19 PM

So, noticing someone’s race is now called profiling. Therefore, Travyon Martin PROFILED George Zimmerman when he called him a “creepy-ass cracker.” Correct?

Thus, Travyon’s action of confronting George Zimmerman BECAUSE of Zimmerman’s race was a result of profiling.

This works both ways.

UnderstandingisPower on July 14, 2013 at 2:19 PM

I see a guy on my block late at night who doesn’t live there, guess what? He’s getting profiled. I don’t care if he’s whiter than I am.

CurtZHP on July 14, 2013 at 2:19 PM

Fight fire with fire; *ANY* white person attacked by any black person *MUST* use this ‘profiling’ mantra.

Midas on July 14, 2013 at 2:15 PM

The media would never allow that to be part of any story. Only whites can be guilty of racism, never anyone else.

Liam on July 14, 2013 at 2:19 PM

BOLO for a GUY!”

VegasRick on July 14, 2013 at 2:19 PM

Sexist!

CurtZHP on July 14, 2013 at 2:19 PM

Good luck ending “profiling.” Everyone profiles. It is a natural defense mechanism to profile the people around you.

melle1228 on July 14, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Exactly – nearly every living creature profiles. A gazelle doesn’t try to convince itself that maybe that leopard over there is actually a pretty cool cat and that it shouldn’t prejudge.

If blacks are so concerned about being profiled, perhaps they should address the rampant violent crime coming out of their neighborhoods. Or, at the very least, take care to not present yourself as someone who looks like a thug so as not to be profiled.

crrr6 on July 14, 2013 at 2:20 PM

Also, how in the WORLD do we square this with Obama’s “order” to be the eyes and ears of the government and let them know if someone is acting suspiciously? Isn’t that exactly what they are screaming that Zimmerman should not have done?

UnderstandingisPower on July 14, 2013 at 2:20 PM

… and “brilliant”, Jazz? Really?

With apologies to William Shakespeare, a stupid meme by any other name would still be as f*cking stupid – not brilliant.

Midas on July 14, 2013 at 2:20 PM

The police use racial profiling to unfairly target minorities and now civilians can do it too.

The Police are civilians as well. If they are not, then we are under martial law.

Conservatives need to realize, and take it to heart, that the facts will never control anyone on the left. We need to act as we see fit, and let the chips fall where they may. It is likely we are headed towards a true civil war, and we had better be ready.

Quartermaster on July 14, 2013 at 2:21 PM

Oh, and one more thing.

The State Media created a narrative out of whole cloth at the beginning – a white racist hunted down a young black child and murdered him for the pleasure of killing.

However when we look at the facts:

GZ was Hispanic not white

There is *nothing* in GZ’s background to indicate he is a racist let alone one virulent enough to murder someone based on race

GZ lost Trayvon who then came back and assaulted him (likely a blindside)

As GZ had injuries to his body and Trayvon only to his fists, Trayvon started the fight, and after knocking GZ down climbed on him to at least severely beat the man if not try to murder him.

And yet even with absolutely nothing left of the narrative in light of the facts, the left sticks to this.

It is stunning the way the narrative, intentionally created by the State Media, is all liberals will listen to – facts be damned.

18-1 on July 14, 2013 at 2:21 PM

“The person of interest in this crime is a bla….ummm…darksk…..ummmm…..uhhhh…afric……uhhhh….guy….Yea, that’s it! BOLO for a GUY!”

VegasRick on July 14, 2013 at 2:19 PM

Unacceptable — cause enough to be arrested for gender profiling!!!

ShainS on July 14, 2013 at 2:21 PM

Also, how in the WORLD do we square this with Obama’s “order” to be the eyes and ears of the government and let them know if someone is acting suspiciously? Isn’t that exactly what they are screaming that Zimmerman should not have done?

UnderstandingisPower on July 14, 2013 at 2:20 PM

No, that part was fine; but when attacked by Martin, Zimmerman was apparently supposed to know his place and get beaten – perhaps to death – by the privileged minority. /

Midas on July 14, 2013 at 2:22 PM

No, that part was fine; but when attacked by Martin, Zimmerman was apparently supposed to know his place and get beaten – perhaps to death – by the privileged minority. /

A smart Republican party would be pointing out that Obama led an effort to lynch an innocent Hispanic man.

Play the racial game just like he left does (with the advantage that Obama/Corey/etc were completely motivated by race in this prosecution).

But I imagine Boehner is too busy crying to get around to it.

18-1 on July 14, 2013 at 2:24 PM

If George Zimmerman is a “White Hispanic” then obama is a white black.

Schadenfreude on July 14, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Correction: Obama is a black Caucasian.

PointnClick on July 14, 2013 at 2:24 PM

Okay, I’m walking down a street, come to an intersection, look to the right-there’s a group of young hoodie wearing black kids; look to the left-there’s a group of young, tatted up, wannabe white kids? What do I do? Turn around and go back the way I came. Is that profiling? Or just plain old garden variety common sense?

waterytart on July 14, 2013 at 2:25 PM

The new hotness coming at you from the media – old and new – 24/7, is that Zimmerman “profiled” Martin. And if you think about it, it’s fairly brilliant.

I thought about it. It’s not brilliant. It’s something a third grader would come up with. The whole idea that they’re stupid, but express their stupidity brilliantly, is absurd. I mean, you saw through it in what – 10 seconds?

Ronnie on July 14, 2013 at 2:27 PM

Automatically concluding that someone is profiling is a form of profiling in itself, isn’t it?

Liberals never seem to understand the full import of their tactics and accusations.

Liam on July 14, 2013 at 2:28 PM

So, if someone is racially profiling you, you can cold-cock them, break their nose, knock them down, sit on them, and beat them to a pulp, and it’s all legal, right?

Except Trayvon didn’t know for a fact that he was being racially profiled at the time, he just had a reasonable fear that he was being racially profiled. But that’s good enought, right? Anybody who’s suspiciously acting like they’re profiling is fair game.

If Zimmerman knew Trayvon had called a “cracker”, would that mean Trayvon was the one doing the profiling and change the justification of the shooting? Would it make a difference if Zimmerman was a True Hispanic instead of a White Hispanic?

So many questions, so little intelligence.

Socratease on July 14, 2013 at 2:29 PM

Last year, the FBI investigated the case, interviewed many witnesses, and determined that RACE PLAYED NO ROLE in this tragedy.

Resist We Much on July 14, 2013 at 2:31 PM

I remember years ago, Jesse Jackson, in one of his rare, honest moments was talking about black on black crime. He said if he was walking down the street in DC, and heard footsteps behind him, he’d feel a little better if it was a group of young white guys instead of black.

Wethal on July 14, 2013 at 2:32 PM

Jesse Jackson is on the record as supporting positive, white profiling:

There is nothing more painful to me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery. Then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved…. After all we have been through. Just to think we can’t walk down our own streets, how humiliating.

http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Jesse_Jackson

BuckeyeSam on July 14, 2013 at 2:33 PM

Why is it NOT JUSTICE when it doesn’t go the Blacks way?
The color of the new Lynch Mob is now Black. It wasn’t good when it was White, it’s not good now when it’s Black.

JayMac1 on July 14, 2013 at 2:34 PM

BTW: this was an extraordinary waste of taxpayer dollars to enable to divorced parents believe they had nothing to do with their son’s conduct on the night he picked a fight and got himself killed.

BuckeyeSam on July 14, 2013 at 2:36 PM

profiling is human nature; good luck MSM w/ changing DNA

burserker on July 14, 2013 at 2:37 PM

Thank you Mr. Zimmerman for protecting our neighborhoods.

wraithby on July 14, 2013 at 2:37 PM

BTW: Keep repeating–93% of blacks who are murdered are murdered by other blacks.

Black have more to fear from blacks than from whites.

BuckeyeSam on July 14, 2013 at 2:38 PM

They don’t object to the profiling itself, but the results of the profiling. If blacks in America had the same crime rate as Asians in America and weren’t dressed like gang bangers the “profile” of them would be nothing to worry about. If I see a young black guy walking down the sidewalk towards me and he is wearing a pair of jeans with a tucked in golf shirt without visible tattoos, walking normally and not grabbing his junk ever other step he wouldn’t even register beyond, “hey there’s some guy”. On the other hand, if I see some white kid dressed all hip hop with tattoos up his neck walking all “gangsta” walking towards me, my awareness pops to yellow and I’m watching him.

Race, generally speaking, has nothing to do with it.

deepdiver on July 14, 2013 at 2:40 PM

Or at least be on the lookout for those dangerous old Asian women.

Like the LAPD when they’re searching for a muscular black man driving some form of pickup truck.

andycanuck on July 14, 2013 at 2:42 PM

Trayvon Martin’s lawyer said that Martin’s death was right up there with Medgar Evers when it comes to further equality for all. Excuse me? Evers was engaged in things like voter registration drives. He was not wearing a hoodie or went out of his way to confront a “cracker” for looking at him the wrong way.

Absolutely disgusting the way race got integrated into this non-story about the unfortunate death of a pot-smoking street thug.

Happy Nomad on July 14, 2013 at 2:43 PM

wraithby on July 14, 2013 at 2:37 PM

You may want to redirect that to those dead white guys that wrote that document about reaffirming ones right to Bear Arms…

Damned if the name of it doesn’t slip my mind…Maybe MSNBC will cover it?

BlaxPac on July 14, 2013 at 2:46 PM

The NAACP issued a statement shortly after the verdict saying that justice had not prevailed

 
From the other thread:
 

The Martin family will never have real justice for the murder of their child and a killer walked free.
 
Typhonsentra on July 14, 2013 at 11:45 AM

 

I’m going to work within communities of like minded folks to oppose what happened in this trial.
 
libfreeordie on July 14, 2013 at 10:22 AM

 
It’s always tough when your team loses a national championship.
 
Usually it means you need to practice more at the local level.

rogerb on July 14, 2013 at 2:46 PM

If ‘profiling’ is what the race, gender, sexual orientation, and ethnic specific special interest groups wish to call it, then I’d say that Zimmerman was ‘profiled’ from the beginning of media coverage of the shooting.

When first reported the media mistakenly assumed that Zimmerman was ‘white’. It was widely reported that the ‘captain of the neighborhood watch in a ‘gated, exclusive, white enclave’ had ‘shot an unarmed African American teenager’. It was only AFTER someone pointed out that he was in fact HISPANIC, and LOOKED HISPANIC, that the media began the careful investigation of his family background, then finding that Zimmerman came by his sirname through his caucasian father, having a mother who’s family was from PERU. It was later disclosed that Zimmerman also had a grandfather of African descent.

In short, the main stream media initially PROFILED Zimmerman as being ‘white’ based soley on his name… George Zimmerman.Incidentally, they also ‘profiled’ the community in which Zimmerman resides as an’ exclusive, gated, white enclave’ when in fact, as was later revealed through INVESTIGATION, it is a mixed neighborhood and hardly what one would call ‘exclusive’.

During the trial, the media, in a feverish desire to maintain their ‘racism’ meme, continued to refer to Zimmerman as a ‘white Hispanic’.

I have a question for the media. Does that equivocation mean the President Obama is the ‘First white African American president’?

thatsafactjack on July 14, 2013 at 2:48 PM

“Profiling” is just an abbreviation for racial profiling, adopted for this trial. The judge ruled the prosecution could not use the phrases “racially profiled” or “racial profiling” during the trial. But they could use “profiling” and “profiled”.

One of the prosecution’s first witnesses was the Sandford PD NWP coordinator and trainer. She is black. She trained George. She thought highly of George.

On cross, based on the description that Zimmerman gave to the NEN dispatcher of Martin’s behavior, and before he was ever asked by the NEN dispatcher about Martin’s race, she expressed the opinion that that is exactly the kind of behavior that should trigger a call to the PD, especially by someone on a NW patrol in an area experiencing a dramatic increase in burglaries. This is how bad the state’s case was.

Link

Wendy Dorival, Sanford Police Department, Neighborhood Watch Program

Ms. Dorival works for the Sanford Police Department and played a major role in coordinating with George Zimmerman to establish the Neighborhood Watch Program at the Retreat at Twin Lakes community. Her role is to instruct the residents on how the NWP works, and provide guide lines on its operation…

…Defense Attorney West (on cross)

He asked if she had any personal knowledge of the drivers behind Twin Lakes starting a NWP,. Dorival confirmed that she had checked with the Sanford Police Department’s crime statistics and confirmed that there had been a spike in robberies and that the neighborhood’s concerns about crime were genuine. She was also aware of the recent home invasion…

Dorival naturally thought it was great that Zimmerman wanted to start a NWP. Indeed, so committed was she herself to the NWP initiative that she took the lead at the Sanford PD even though it wasn’t really her “day job” there…

When asked by West if the NWP gave lessons in the law to participants, Dorival said they did not, they mostly told people not to confront anyone or follow anyone.

West focused in on that comment, asking, “when you say the shouldn’t follow someone, you’re not saying that if you see someone suspicious that you can’t follow at a distance to gather information, are you? You don’t tell people that they can’t follow someone from a distance, do you?”

“That’s right,” Dorival agreed, she was not saying that, but rather that it was not a good idea to engage someone…

West then explored some hypothetical situations and asked her if they were the types of scenarios in which she would advise a NWP participant to report suspicious behavior to the police. He then went on to describe precisely the behavior in which Trayvon Martin had been engaged–wandering aimlessly in the rain, looking into buildings, walking outside of normal paths in areas one would not normally expect a person to walk. Oh, definitely, answered Dorival, that’s exactly the kind of behavior we encourage NWP participants to report to the police….

And so much for the assertion that Zimmerman should have approached Martin and told him he was NW.

Also, contrary to misinformation that is continually repeated, Zimmerman was not on an NW patrol when he saw Martin while on his way to Target to grocery shop. He drove by him wandering around between houses on the grass where there were no sidewalks, in the rain, and well away from any entrance to the gated community, Martin apparently took a short cut through an adjacent field to get to that point. Zimmerman drove past him, parked by the clubhouse, and called NEN. the NEN dispatcher proseeded to keep ask a lot of questions about which way Martin was heading where he was at, prompting Zimmerman to follow hinm in hos truck at a distance.

Racial Profiling”? Isn’t this what he should have done? Isn’t this what the Sandford PD NWP trainer and the NEN dispatcher essentially said he should do?

farsighted on July 14, 2013 at 2:48 PM

Run a search on a black teenagers’ game called “Pick ‘em out and knock ‘em down” … the ‘em is whites who get picked for a sucker punch. Trayvon had profiled Zimmerman as white, called him a cracker to his friend on the phone, and then sucker punched Zimmerman. Can’t charge Trayvon for profiling now…

Karmi on July 14, 2013 at 2:49 PM

Last year, the FBI investigated the case, interviewed many witnesses, and determined that RACE PLAYED NO ROLE in this tragedy.

Resist We Much on July 14, 2013 at 2:31 PM

Nevertheless, I suspect Libfree the regular HA race-based concern troll is beside himself with outrage today. For Libfree, it was all about frying George Zimmerman. The trial didn’t matter so much just as long as there was going to be a conviction and execution.

Happy Nomad on July 14, 2013 at 2:49 PM

The NEN dispatcher proceeded to keep ask a lot of questions about which way Martin was heading and where he was at, prompting Zimmerman to follow hinm in his truck at a distance.

I hit submit before correcting that sentence.

farsighted on July 14, 2013 at 2:50 PM

They profiled Zimmerman as being somebody who profiled

J_Crater on July 14, 2013 at 2:56 PM

I’m so glad I’m a conservative. Reading the tweets from “celebrities” and the general public at large regarding this case makes me so proud to be a conservative and a person of faith.

Some of these people need serious help.

gophergirl on July 14, 2013 at 2:56 PM

News flash: Dress like a thug, behave like a thug, you will be suspected of being a thug. React like a thug, maybe you are a thug.

There is no constitutional right to beat up people you think are “looking at [you] funny.”

Adjoran on July 14, 2013 at 2:58 PM

If profiling is so bad then what does the NAACP call the actual numbers on violent crimes? “Coincidence”?

LOL. What a bunch of race-baiting nitwits. They belong in jail for incitement, at this point. At the very least, the NAACPO, as an organization, should be held accountable. But, as we know that even convictions of Black Panthers aren’t good enough for the DoJ to stay with the case … good luck on this.

This nation is toast. The stupidity and dishonesty has been allowed to run rampant for far too long, just to alleviate the demented, delusional, disembodied guilt of white leftists.

Meanwhile, Chief Moose is still on the lookout for those white guys in a van …

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 14, 2013 at 2:59 PM

Black have more to fear from blacks than from whites.

BuckeyeSam on July 14, 2013 at 2:38 PM

I understand HOW you saying it, more that what you are saying.

Personally, I don’t give a rusty F-word what your race, gender or proclivities are…come to me with intent to do harm, and you’re gonna catch a Silver-tip between the teeth….and I don’t even HAVE to hate you to do it.

BlaxPac on July 14, 2013 at 3:00 PM

I think this is a bit of over-analysis. In the aftermath of the verdict there’s a lot of bombast and posturing going on, but there’s not going to be a civil rights trial, there’s not going to be a Federal trial, there’s not going to be any more investigations into this incident. There’s just not enough evidence (ANY evidence) for continued action against George Zimmerman.

Which is not to say that George Zimmerman is not going to have his day in court against MSNBC and State for their actions in this persecution. Those people better start lawyering up because now they’re on the hot seat and good thing that.

But other than that, this a one- or two-day outrage and will fade away very shortly.

PackerBronco on July 14, 2013 at 3:01 PM

Resist We Much on July 14, 2013 at 2:31 PM

Good afternoon, RWM. :)

Excellent point. However, in the main stream media, and to race and ethnic specific special interest groups, race ALWAYS plays a major role in these events, unless, of course, when the shooter and the victim are of the same race. In those cases in which the victim and the shooter are of the same race, as evidenced by the trials in cities like Chicago, for instance, the shooting barely garner’s a mention and the media, and the race and ethnic special interest groups, and apparently, the DoJ, being famously disinterested in the case or it’s outcome, even when the victim of the shooting happens to be an infant or toddler.

One might reasonably draw the conclusion that the outrage of both the mainstream media and the race and ethnic special interest groups is keyed to a disparity of race between the persons involved in the shooting, rather than to the wrongful loss of life of an unarmed, or otherwise innocent, victim.

thatsafactjack on July 14, 2013 at 3:03 PM

Good luck ending “profiling.” Everyone profiles. It is a natural defense mechanism to profile the people around you.

melle1228 on July 14, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Just part of the leftist war on common sense and reality in general.

Count to 10 on July 14, 2013 at 3:03 PM

“Prediction: the Zimmerman verdict will lead to amendments to penal codes across the country to make it easier for prosecutors to win convictions, causing even more blacks to be incarcerated.”

… which will be called racist

The irony

J_Crater on July 14, 2013 at 3:05 PM

Everyone profiles. It is a natural defense mechanism to profile the people around you.
 
melle1228 on July 14, 2013 at 2:05 PM

 
“Animal kingdom” arguments are only applicable to gay marriage topics or something, racist
sexist
homophobe
gun nut.

rogerb on July 14, 2013 at 3:07 PM

BTW, Martin “profiled” Zimmerman as a “crazy-ass cracka”. And, apparently, as a low threat, low risk, easy target for a beat down. Especially if he surprised him and immediately cold-cocked him in the nose, MMA style.

farsighted on July 14, 2013 at 3:07 PM

What happened to ushering in the post-racial age of Obama? He’s set back race relations by decades.

Philly on July 14, 2013 at 3:08 PM

Which is not to say that George Zimmerman is not going to have his day in court against MSNBC and State for their actions in this persecution.

PackerBronco on July 14, 2013 at 3:01 PM

First thing I thought after I heard of the not guilty verdict was that MSNBC’s lawyers are probably on the phone today trying to come up with some sort of a settlement. It just got far more costly for the network now that they can’t even suggest their editing is vindicated by the outcome of the trial.

Happy Nomad on July 14, 2013 at 3:08 PM

When first reported the media mistakenly assumed that Zimmerman was ‘white’.
thatsafactjack on July 14, 2013 at 2:48 PM

Not just white, but probably Jewish, which apparently set off even more alarms in the grievance industry.

Count to 10 on July 14, 2013 at 3:09 PM

If there have been break-ins in your neighborhood, and the people doing it have been described as young black males, is it profiling when you see an unknown young black male wandering around in your neighborhood? Profiling is one thing, common sense is another.

bflat879 on July 14, 2013 at 2:07 PM

Profiling is nothing more than the application of common sense. If blacks don’t want to be profiled they should stop breaking into people’s homes. In this case, however, Martin was not profiled. He caught Zimmerman’s attention because he was acting suspiciously, not because he was black.

Basilsbest on July 14, 2013 at 3:10 PM

The Zimmerman Trial: The Biggest Loser

If I had a photo of libfree, he’d be second.

Resist We Much on July 14, 2013 at 3:10 PM

Seattle Leftist Lawyer Fred Leather checks in:

A remorseless child killer is a free man today in Sanford Florida

Despite overwhelming evidence of guilt, a jury of 6 women last night found George Zimmerman not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager who was walking home in the rain minding his own business talking to a girlfriend on his cell phone after purchasing Skittles and a can of Arizona iced tea at a 711. Zimmerman, a white cop wannabe and Neighborhood Watch captain in the gated community where Martin was staying, spotted the black teenager walking home. He did not recognize him and arbitrarily decided that he looked out of place and “up to no good.”

-snip-

Trayvon Martin died without knowing who attacked him or why he attacked him because at no time did Zimmerman identify himself by name or as a member of Neighborhood Watch.

The defendant told police that he killed the unarmed teenager in self-defense.

This verdict is shocking, unconscionable and indefensible. It’s an absolute outrage that should be condemned by every human being who cares about the safety of their children and every human being who believes in equal justice under law.

Because of this terrible case, no adult or child with brown skin in Sanford, Florida can go out for a walk without fearing that some crazy white freak with a gun is going to hunt them down and kill them just because they can.

-snip-

How is it possible that the jury could have acquitted a man who executed an unarmed child with a single shot to the heart?

Shame on the members of this jury. The stain of Trayvon Martin’s blood is now on your souls forever. Better get down on your knees and beg God for forgiveness.

And shame on Chris Serino and Doris Singleton for vouching for a child killer.

With the whole world watching, all of you have disgraced the community in which you live.

Behold Sanford, Florida: You are the ugly face of racism and lawlessness.

This guy is quite a piece of work, isn’t he?

Del Dolemonte on July 14, 2013 at 3:10 PM

Run a search on a black teenagers’ game called “Pick ‘em out and knock ‘em down” … the ‘em is whites who get picked for a sucker punch. Trayvon had profiled Zimmerman as white, called him a cracker to his friend on the phone, and then sucker punched Zimmerman. Can’t charge Trayvon for profiling now…

Karmi on July 14, 2013 at 2:49 PM

This.

farsighted on July 14, 2013 at 3:11 PM

This whole situation is so farcical.

William Eaton on July 14, 2013 at 3:12 PM

no adult or child with brown skin in Sanford, Florida can go out for a walk without fearing that some crazy white freak with a gun is going to hunt them down and kill them just because they can.

Doesn’t Zimmerman also have “brown skin”?

18-1 on July 14, 2013 at 3:13 PM

The Left is always ahead of us with the Narratives. We simply have no capacity for forming them and only the meagerest and most fitful ability to counter them. We are pathetic cultural warriors.

I remember thinking when Breitbart died, despite the strong and blustery outpouring of affection and fervor to carry on his fight, that that was it. That is was over. That he was a beautiful freak, a one in a billion, and that it would all fritter away. Well, it has. His site has become nothing more than another bumptious response to the Left.

God, for another warrior who went at the Left like he did. Where are they?

rrpjr on July 14, 2013 at 3:17 PM

This guy is quite a piece of work, isn’t he?

Del Dolemonte on July 14, 2013 at 3:10 PM

Satire is dead.

Count to 10 on July 14, 2013 at 3:19 PM

The NAACP ended their plea with a quote from the Indonesian Dog-Eater’s 2009 Inaugural Benediction Prayer:

Lord, in the memory of all the saints who from their labors rest, and in the joy of a new beginning, we ask you to help us work for that day when brown can’t chamber a round and when white will embrace what is right.

You are all evil profilers doing evil profiling, evilly.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 14, 2013 at 3:20 PM

I agree this thing isn’t going away. Everyone on the left is stirring the pot with an immersion blender, and now our beloved statesman of a president has just weighed in, calling Trayvon’s death a national tragedy. I can’t believe all this, and I find it very disturbing.

juliesa on July 14, 2013 at 3:20 PM

I have a question for the media. Does that equivocation mean the President Obama is the ‘First white African American president’?

thatsafactjack on July 14, 2013 at 2:48 PM

No :)

Correction: Obama is a black Caucasian.

PointnClick on July 14, 2013 at 2:24 PM

Schadenfreude on July 14, 2013 at 3:20 PM

The European media, en masse, forgets that obama/the NSA profile all of them, not the terrorists, and accuse the USA of being “a racist nation” today.

Fools of the world, unite! I hope you all lose your heads over it, literally. It’s coming, sooner than you think, eurodummies.

Schadenfreude on July 14, 2013 at 3:22 PM

But a fresh meme arose at some point during the trial. I’m not sure who the first one was to invoke this bold new mantra, but it was immediately picked up by the prosecutors, by the state AG, and by “analysts” on CNN and MSNBC in nearly every segment.

Geraldo repeated this foolish mantra several times on his Fox show last night. He said something like “There’s no doubt that both Martin and Zimmerman racially profiled each other. Martin called Zimmerman a “cracker,” and Zimmerman saw Martin with his hoodie and immediately thought of him as one of the blacks that had been vandalizing the community.”

I kept waiting for even a sliver of of evidence that Zimmerman was “racially profiling” Martin, something beyond what Geraldo assumed was in Zimmerman’s head, but there was nothing.

Here’s what I think happened. Geraldo remembers the falsified NBC newscast where Zimmerman seems to describe to the 911 dispatcher that Martin is “black.” Geraldo never realizes, apparently, that that was a doctored, spiced piece of evidence and his been discredited and scorned.

He and those at MSNBC are running with this bit of slander anyway, though, knowing that they can do this because there is just a huge amount of general ignorance so that anyone on television can say anything at this point and it will be believed.

Burke on July 14, 2013 at 3:23 PM

Israel is considered to have the safest airports in the world. How do they do it? Profiling. http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2011/01/whats_so_great_about_israeli_security.html

bandutski on July 14, 2013 at 3:24 PM

rrpjr on July 14, 2013 at 3:17 PM

It’s all about the math. The Liberal Press out numbers Conservative leaning Press about 10 to 1. They are shameless and will lie at the drop of a pin. They are race baiters and want nothing more than to agitate. But, have some comfort in the fact that if you look at those causing the stink it is typically isolated to specific groups. They are doing nothing but bringing negative publicity to themselves. I say rave on you lunatics, rave on.

DDay on July 14, 2013 at 3:25 PM

Everyone profiles. It doesn’t matter who profiled whom.

I still think GZ mishandled this situation. Though he got off, this case will have major legal consequences. Just wait.

The call with the police dispatch officer tells it all. GZ had only been out of his vehicle 10-15 seconds before the office says, “We don’t need you to do that.” The call continued another 1:40 or so until GZ hung up. GZ had more than enough time to return to his vehicle, or even to search further and return at least to the “T,” the part of the walkway which was partially illuminated from the street lights.

GZ continued searching for TM, who was hiding, and found him. They argued and then fought, GZ got pummeled by a kid weighing 40 lbs less than him, and GZ ultimately shot him. The other details are too sketchy for us to really consider.

I’m pro-2nd Amendment, but I think the right to bear arms brings with it the responsibility to use common sense. You don’t voluntarily chase strangers down dark walkways when you don’t have to. You don’t deliberately put yourself in potentially murky situations in which, if the worst happens, we can’t know what really happened.

This is exactly the kind of case liberals use to argue for gun control.

The Bringer on July 14, 2013 at 3:25 PM

White House Statement:

The death of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy. Not just for his family, or for any one community, but for America. I know this case has elicited strong passions. And in the wake of the verdict, I know those passions may be running even higher. But we are a nation of laws, and a jury has spoken. I now ask every American to respect the call for calm reflection from two parents who lost their young son. And as we do, we should ask ourselves if we’re doing all we can to widen the circle of compassion and understanding in our own communities. We should ask ourselves if we’re doing all we can to stem the tide of gun violence that claims too many lives across this country on a daily basis. We should ask ourselves, as individuals and as a society, how we can prevent future tragedies like this. As citizens, that’s a job for all of us. That’s the way to honor Trayvon Martin.

Excuse me? Trayvon Martin was not killed because of gun violence. He was killed because he thought he had easy prey in a slightly pudgy Hispanic “cracker.”

And I have no intention of doing anything to honor a worthless street thug who got what was coming to him for his own actions.

Happy Nomad on July 14, 2013 at 3:25 PM

All of this ignores the inconvenient fact that actual “racial profiling” as used by law enforcement is one tool in the process of working toward an arrest. But in the post-Zimmerman era, anyone who winds up in a conflict situation where there is a racial difference between the parties can now stand up and say that the villain was profiling the other party. It provides the convenient mental imagery to lump them in with rogue cops and the rest of the story. Don’t look for this to end any time soon. Profiling is the new substitute for discrimination, even if the perpetrator has nothing to do with law enforcement, and I’m betting it’s going to have a long run.

This use of “profiling” will pretty quickly be realized as the racist card it is. It will dead in two months.

thuja on July 14, 2013 at 3:26 PM

Statement by the President
The death of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy. Not just for his family, or for any one community, but for America. I know this case has elicited strong passions. And in the wake of the verdict, I know those passions may be running even higher. But we are a nation of laws, and a jury has spoken. I now ask every American to respect the call for calm reflection from two parents who lost their young son. And as we do, we should ask ourselves if we’re doing all we can to widen the circle of compassion and understanding in our own communities. We should ask ourselves if we’re doing all we can to stem the tide of gun violence that claims too many lives across this country on a daily basis. We should ask ourselves, as individuals and as a society, how we can prevent future tragedies like this. As citizens, that’s a job for all of us. That’s the way to honor Trayvon Martin.

The tiniest man in America spoke, too late.

Once again “guns, guns”, feeding on carrion.

Trash is chief. He will have set race-relations back by at least 30 years when he leaves office.

Schadenfreude on July 14, 2013 at 3:26 PM

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