Wednesday, 17 July 2013

how zimmerman got off

last year, in criticism of civil rights' abuses such as those to which barack obama is a nonchalantly unforced signatory, i posted, on another blog, a comment which fell just shy of describing trayvon martin's murder as an act of casual racism - but now the trial is finished and the available facts disclosed, i would like to state unequivocally that allegations of racism against george zimmerman are substantially irrelevant and must not cloud the way in which we view the actions of this acquitted, yet far from equitable, neighbourhood watchman.

throughout the whole trial, not one racist piece of papier-mâché putty has stuck to wannabe-policeman zimmerman, and none probably ever will, because the man was simply a dangerous busy-bully, with violent form, who psychopathically profiled all those of whom he did not like the look - namely, a group of unspecified individuals contained within a huge and multi-cultural subset in the seething seas of his subconscious; there was no clear intellectual rationale governing zimmerman's thought-processes as he stalked down and shot an unarmed teenager who boasted nothing more to his name than a couple of schoolboy misdemeanours - the hunter just needed a 'kill' to assuage the pangs pulsing from the achingly empty emotional pit deep within his soul.  the murder wasn't pre-meditated, nor in the end perhaps, particularly casual, but at the clinch, retaliation, whether physical or purely emotional, just could not be tolerated by the person whom the authorities had chosen (and deemed fit) to do the dirty work of the law.

all agents of the state have an unwritten licence to kill innocent members of the public, and this recent judgment in the criminal courts of florida savagely reinforces that politically and morally arrogant presumption.

why should we be surprised that members of the local police department made every effort to avoid arresting the killer, their own informer?

why should we be surprised that the state prosecution team spiked their own case by pursuing the impossible-to-prove claim of racial-profiling which was guaranteed to slam the majority white jury into a prejudicially defensive mode?

why should we be surprised that the state prosecution team patently failed in their duty to present the events leading up to the murder in a diligently researched manner such that the jury would be left with no room for ambiguous interpretation?

why should we be surprised that, to make its case, the state prosecution team relied heavily on a legally shaky, although feisty, young african-american witness whom it surely knew the defence lawyers would eventually reveal to have lied under oath, and whom under any circumstances the racially-biased jurors would inevitably have determined to be unreliable?

yes, the individuals leading the police investigation and directing the florida state attorney's legal process clearly were racially-prejudiced and guilty of finessing an unsuccessful prosecution.

yes, the zimmerman case does bear remarkable similarities to the unforgivably flawed judicial and police action mounted against stephen lawrence's killers.

my personal conclusion: let zimmerman go free within the confines of his own conscience, and force all state officials connected with this sophisticated and widespread whitewash to stand trial for the wilful abuse of the civil rights of a deceased crime victim and his family.

will barack obama support such a course of lawful remedy?  unlikely, the president allows his armed servants to kill and maim innocent men, women and children across the globe with absolute state-sanctioned impunity - why should mr obama wish to undermine the so-called 'authority' of his own military?

in truth, the president of political persecution's son would not look like drayvon martin, but like the common murderer who walked into liberty from the dock of the court.


the art of hard words and public speaking said...

the tragedy could possibly have been avoided if the youngster had stood his ground at the outset of zimmerman's investigations, explained his reasons for being in that location and his connection to the area, and had not run off - but it seems that fleeing boosted the bully in the neighbourhood watchman and he was emboldened with a 'scent of blood'.

perhaps cannabis use also contributed to a sense of paranoia in the victim...?

the youngster's inexperience ultimately led him to be trapped in a desperate unobserved situation where he was allegedly compelled to take desperate measures which cost him his life - also a fear of communicating with people in authority, whom he classified as 'white', may also have contributed to the teenager's fatal predicament.

left-right-left-right, all hail herr obama the shit-stirrer of racial tensions said...

by concentrating on the issue of racial-profiling, obama and the democrats have cynically fashioned this youth's death into a party political rod with which to beat the republicans, and by thus exploiting the situation have denied the victim's family justice - yet in reality of course, this case was always about those in power abusing those without power, hence the political establishment's keenness to distract our attention from the truth of happened and what's going on.

the perpetual plight of the socially sidetracked said...

@the art of hard words and public speaking

sadly, marijuana use could well have caused the erratic behaviour in the young man which initially attracted zimmerman's unwanted attentions.

@left-right-left-right, all hail herr obama the shit-stirrer of racial tensions

yes, politicians across the spectrum have craftily colluded to make this an argument between the left and the right, whereas in fact this is an issue of people with established political power murdering innocent members of the disenfranchised public with utter impunity.