Thursday, March 22, 2012

A rant...because I need one…

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.


Prince Todd said...

Oh the bastard Frank Taffe also BLAMED Trayvon Martin for being shot to death.
Frank Taffe stated, on CNN with Anderson Cooper, that if he had only turned around and explained himself none of this would have happened...
and then Taffe furthered with a comment about a rash of burglaries being committed by young black males.
All I can say right now is fuck the police force and community of Sanford Florida.

JeedBe said...

Zimmerman was sitting in a SUV with a 9 millimeter gun watching "his" neighborhood. When he called 911, the dispatcher asked if he was following Trayvon, he said yes, the dispatcher said "we don't need you to do that" and that should have been the end of the matter. When he left his vehicle and began pursuing/stalking Trayvon, he became the aggressor and committed murder. It doesn't matter how nice he was or even what occurred between them before the shooting. Zimmerman should have been arrested and properly dealt with until a court hearing and trial. It was not for anyone to make a determination on his word only and this is a definite "travesty of justice" involving murder.

Redeye said...

See this is why I don't watch CNN, especially Anderson Cooper. They didn't confirm any of the information provided by Frank Taft.

Susan said...

Mr. Taffe will soon encounter the justice of well-deserved scorn that should be the entire response whenever one makes a fool of himself publicly. The idiot is stepping in front of a really angry mob.

I hope he and his fellow vigilante get their just desserts, as well as the worthless police.

tinfoil hattie said...

I also want to know what "up to something" means. Exactly what do you have to be doing to be "up to something"? In the U.S., I think you just have to be a black male.

This makes me so sick.

kate217 said...

In one aspect of this I totally agree with him: I would love to see "justice do its job."

Of course, his idea of justice and mine are apparently polar opposites. There is a reason Zimmerman has been "convicted in the public media." It's because HE SHOT AN UNARMED TEEN WHO NEVER DID ANYTHING WRONG. Sorry for shouting, but this makes me so angry and so despairing.

Whiner said...

not to mention that since the dude wasn't arrested, still isn't arrested, and will never be on any sort of trial unless people make so much stink that someone HAS to step in, we can't exactly "let justice do its job" can we?

tricia said...

Let justice do its job? If there was any justice, Zimmerman would be sitting in jail RIGHT NOW waiting for his court date. And, he'd receive life imprisonment. Trayvon was denied his rights, so how dare anyone worry about Zimmerman's? He lost his rights the moment he took justice into his own hands. Outrageous.

Anonymous said...

Question: Does anyone know how Taffe knows the burglaries were committed by young black males??

Answer: Because he said so!!!!

If you are a racist, it must be a bitch to pay all that money for a house in a gated community and still can't keep those Negroes out.

These Zimmerman apologists are hard to take...I have to chew on nails in order to keep from losing it.

Hattie said...

Florida sure is a crappy place, and this is just one example.

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