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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Zimmerman's Myspace


The Miami Herald has a report out that details the latest nail in the coffin of Zimmerman's blatant racism.

His 7 year-old Myspace page which has everything from rants about Mexicans -- "I dont miss driving around scared to hit mexicans walkin on the side of the street, soft ass wanna be thugs messin with peoples cars when they aint around (what are you provin, that you can dent a car when no ones watchin) dont make you a man in my book,” the 2005 Myspace page said. “Workin 96 hours to get a decent pay check, gettin knifes pulled on you by every mexican you run into! -- to relief that his two felonies of obstruction of justice and battery of a police officer were reduced to misdemeanors.

Seems like he'll have trouble with that "I can't be racist because I'm half-Hispanic" excuse. Seriously, every time those seeking to erroneously exonerate Zimmerman pretend they've debunked the substantial evidence against him, the man provides yet another reason that he's a scumbag.

The more this case develops, the more vindicated those of us who advocated for it to be pursued in the first place become.

Cheers

4 footnotes:

lifeexplorerdiscovery said...

Man, I have got to remove myself from this case. I am getting way too emotional. I've read so many comments on the internet about people that actually are dumb enough or racist enough to actually think Zimmerman is the victim.

I need to just step away and not invest myself in this. If the current culture of the court system is anything to go by, Scummerman is going to be found not guilty just like Casey Anthony (they'd be perfect for one another, both love killing kids).

Zek J. Evets said...

Lifeexplorediscovery,

I'm hoping this case will be different, if only because public pressure is on for the courts to do their job. That said though, if he's found not guilty... it'll get ugly. The evidence is clearly damning, yet there's always that "if" which we gotta be careful for.

Eurasian Sensation said...

Saying some dumb shit on a social media site doesn't make you a car-carrying racist, necessarily. But it sure makes it look bad for you if you happen to get accused of racially motivated crime.

Personally I don't know if race is really the most pertinent issue that we should be focusing on in the Martin/Zimmerman case. It probably had some influence on what happened, sure. But I think what's more critical is the problem of guys walking around armed, thinking they have a right to dispense justice as they see fit. Had Trayvon been white, the incident could still have happened, although perhaps it would have been less likely.
Even if he is legally cleared, having been found to have acted in self-defence... the fact that he was armed probably gave him the courage that led to the confrontation in the first place. Unarmed guys tend to make better, safer decisions than those who are packing heat.

Zek J. Evets said...

Eurasian,

Indeed, and circumstantial evidence while, by its nature, circumstantial, is still nonetheless incredibly persuasive and important in documenting a person's inner-motivations that they operate under. In other words: it's relevant.

I think race is the most visible issue, and for me the real injustice isn't the Stand Your Ground Law (SYG) or the vigilantism -- although those are important, no mistake -- because in America these tend to be highly regulated and generally punished. It's when the victims and offenders are of certain races that suddenly the authorities lose the ability to properly do their jobs.

I posted a quote by law professor Patricia J. Williams from Columbia who illustrated the point quite well -- it should be visible in a quoted on earlier posts -- that Trayvon Martin's death was racially-motivated in the case of Zimmerman, and the failure to investigate the case was based on a community's acceptance that Zimmerman was justified in fearing for his life from an unarmed Black male teenager.

So I guess I'm saying that since self-defense and vigilantism are problems which the authorities generally deal with adequately, that for many people it's the racism which is real issue.