The Internet is on fire with stories about the death of Trayvon Martin. The sad thing is that most of those commenting are jerking their knees about something they don't know anything about. Most of what has been reported has been snippets released by those with an obvious agenda. These snippets have taken on a life of their own and have blossomed into full blown hysteria. I saw a YouTube video of a Florida news broadcast that called this a "vigilante murder" and called Martin "a boy". Now you have Spike Lee tweeting out George Zimmerman's home address and the New Black Panthers placing a bounty on Zimmerman's head. What the hell is going on here??
This case IS a tragedy. A young man is dead and another man is in hiding for his safety. There has not been a single hearing, inquest, etc but taking one look at all the reports, you would believe the trial was over and the verdict was guilty.
The pics of all the "hoodie" rallies are just bizarre. Let me just say something openly and forget about being "politically correct". Anyone that claims to not have their heart skip a beat when out at night and seeing a strange person in your neighborhood wearing their sweatshirt hood is lying. Notice that I did not mention a race or sex here - it has nothing to do with race. It has to do with the real world and the fact that criminals are drawn to wearing hoodies. Just watch the news and check out surveillance footage of burglaries or robberies - the majority of the criminals are wearing some type of hoodie. Not a racial issue - more of a clothing choice issue. It just looks damn evil - regardless of the color or sex of the person wearing it.
Anytime I see Rev Al jump into the middle of a situation, my skeptical alert starts going off at high frequency. Rev Al doesn't miss a beat when it comes to stirring the fires of racism. If there is a whiff of the possibility of race being involved, you can bet Rev Al is on the first flight he can get. He's jerked his knees so many times that I can't believe he can still walk without limping. When Rev Al gets involved that should be a signal to everyone to take a step back and look at the big picture.
Everyone joining in with the Rev Al Knee-Jerk Party needs to simmer down and let justice run it's course. Contrary to what the Rev likes to scream, there is justice in this country. Let the FACTS speak for themselves - don't let the media pull your chain or stoke the fires of hatred. Otherwise you are just as guilty as Rev Al and the New Black Panthers in stirring the pot of violence.
And for those that still can't control those jerking knees - just remember these 2 names - Richard Jewell and the Duke Lacrosse Players. Both were situations that got blasted through the media and convicted people without a shred of factual evidence. Lots of lives were ruined and lots of reputations permanently damaged. And it all could have been prevented if cooler heads had prevailed and those that make their living feeding off public frenzies had been held to account for their actions.
Please take a deep breath and let's wait on the facts. We owe it to the memory of Trayvon Martin.
UPDATE: Here's a video from Breitbart of the New Black Panthers' Press Conference/Rally