We have all heard, over and over that Zimmerman profiled, stalked, hunted, gunned down, and killed Trayvon Martin in a cold-blooded attack. We know there really is no evidence of any of these charges, but facts do not slow down the race baiters and grievance mongers of the Left. Just consider the words of Tavis Smiley, courtesy of Bob Belvedere
…we never seem to accept the fact that race in this country is real, that color will get you killed.
This is, for many Americans, another piece of evidence of the incontrovertible contempt that this nation often shows and displays for black men. … George Zimmerman knew nothing of Trayvon Martin’s character; all he saw was his color.
Fifty years after the March on Washington, while the Voting Rights Act is being gutted, speaking of the Justice Department, what they’ll do about that perhaps, something is wrong when adults can racially profile children. Trayvon Martin was a child racially profiled and gunned down.
Now those of you familiar with Smiley realize that he stays “relevant” by pushing this line of crap. But, as I read his words a thought struck me. If you listened to the now infamous George Zimmerman call to the Sanford Police non-emergency number, you notice that it was only after the dispatcher ASKED about the race of the subject that Zimmerman said “I think he is Black” Later on in the call, as Zimmerman got a closer look, he added “He is a Black male”.
Now, think about this. If Zimmerman was not even sure as to the race of the subject he was observing then clearly he was not profiling by race, only be behavior.
Second, the idea that Zimmerman hunted Trayvon down with the intent on killing him has a major flaw as well. If that was his intent, why would he call the police? Why would he ask the police to meet him? If his intent was to stalk and kill, he would have followed Martin, provoked a confrontation, shot Martin THEN called 911. Zimmerman was carrying a gun, legally, he was a respected home owner, and he had the Stand Your Ground Law didn’t he? But, he did not do any of that. He instead called police. When Martin circled his truck, Zimmerman did not get out and confront him. He had the police dispatcher on the line, he could have confronted Martin right then, and shot Martin while the dispatcher recorded it all, talk about a pretty good alibi. But Zimmerman did not do that either. Instead, he stayed in his truck, UNTIL the dispatcher asked him if he could see where Martin had gone. He was never told DO NOT FOLLOW. The dispatcher asked IF Zimmerman was following Martin, and when Zimmerman said yes, the dispatcher said “we do not need you to do that” to which Zimmerman replied OK, and asked again that the police meet him at his truck.
All this time, Martin could have run home, but he had not. We may never know if he was circling around, looking to ambush Zimmerman but evidence would suggest that to me. We all know now what happened after that, we have eye-witness testimony that confirms Zimmerman’s account of being beaten by Martin. We have the pictures of the injuries to Zimmerman’s head and face. Injuries consistent with Zimmerman’s account. It was only then that Zimmerman, the “trigger happy” “wannabe cop” vigilante drew his weapon and fired. Sorry but nothing I have found about this case indicated that Zimmerman even wanted to draw his gun or harm anyone until he felt his life depended on it. Of course that does not fit the narrative the Left wants us to believe, but their narrative, frankly, sounds like a yarn being spun to help them and their agenda.