I just read this article from Loop 21 (great site, if you don’t already know that) and…well it makes me want to hurl my morning coffee.
Frank Taffe, a fellow neighborhood watchman in the Sanford, FL neighborhood where Trayvon Martin was murdered, has stepped up before many cameras to defend George Zimmerman and put forth the assumption that Zimmerman must have been provoked.
Translation – this neighborhood is fucked up and people of color need to avoid it the way we avoid sunset towns in Texas.
Taffe says that George is not racist.
He knows this because he is an older white male (duh).
And everyone knows that older white men know everything about everyone and everything and that they pronounced racism over back in the 1980s when Bernard Goetz shot those black men on a train.
Pause...try a sip of coffee...continue.
The Taffe quote that made me want to hurl…
"It’s really sad that he's already been convicted in the public media and has already been sentenced to the gas chamber,” Taffe said. “Let's let justice do its job."
No he didn’t?
It’s sad that Zimmerman is being tried in the media for shooting an unarmed teen…
…but it is acceptable that Zimmerman acted as judge, jury, and executioner when stalking Trayvon Martin?
Zimmerman has been sentenced to death?
Then he must rise again every fucking morning, because his ass is alive and walking free today…
…but Trayvon Martin, the teen Zimmerman executed for walking while black, is dead.
“Let’s let justice do its job.”
Oh...oh, merciful heaven.
If only George Zimmerman had let justice do its job, then Trayvon would have been questioned by the police and found to be carrying a beverage and some candy with plans to watch college basketball.
But that's not what happened.
George Zimmerman didn't let justice do its job.
George Zimmerman took justice into his own incompetent racial profiling hands and ended a life with one bullet.
That his defender from the neighborhood watch still can’t see the wrong in that just means this could all happen again.