Zimmerman is a Spanish speaking Latino, a minority is a predominately African-American neighborhood. He not only has African-American friends, but African-American relatives. MANY people in the neighborhood and school have said he is nice, polite and certainly not a racist.
His 46 calls amount to about 1 per week - astonishingly low for a neighborhood watch captain - in a neighborhood where there are over 400 911 calls a year. I have not read that in any of those he "stalked," confronted, detained or blocked anyone or that anyone complained of his conduct.
Of the claim that he is a cop beater, he disputed this, it was ultimately dismissed and case file sealed. For all the people howling racism, I don't see anyone questioning the fairness of a minor charge against a Latino - accused of intervening in a bar for a friend that he felt the cop was roughing up - Zimmerman getting between the friend and the cop - for which the cop alleged Zimmerman pushed him (as in pushing the cop off his buddy) - this translated by Zimmerman haters to "cop beater."
The "woman beater" case is from when 21st when a woman pursued a restraining order/injunction against Zimmerman. It was not a criminal charge. Zimmerman denied doing so. He was not found guilty of anything and that case sealed too - tending to suggest the court found it unjustified and sealed the record to protect Zimerman's reputation. Yet from that it is declared by Zimmerman haters that he's "a woman beater."
For the President to announce to the entire world and 100% of the grand jurors and all prospective jurors that this is a race-matter and should be looked at as a race matter - literally claiming his empathy was for Martin because he is the same race as Martin - is absolutely outrageous.
Is it fashionable to openly hate Latinos? Is a person's worth based on their race, as Obama implies? Do we each side with our own race as he claims?
If so, Zimmerman is screwed. The neighborhood he is in is predominately African American. There are few Latinos in the city. The President, by declaring the tragedy is Martin's death - not the good news Zimmerman is alive is it WAS self defense, was the President essentially saying "my black son was murdered by the Latino guy."
The white Republicans, though Gingrich condemned attaching race to it, also asserted Martin's death was tragic, with little indicating they wanted a fair trial for the Latino.
I believe the fact is that Martin was assaulting and continuing to assault Zimmerman because he was pissed of at Zimmerman calling the cops on him. I think it highly suggested that when Zimmerman was screaming for help they were stuggling over the gun - which prior at no time did Zimmerman pull it or even say he had it.
At that point, likely one of the two was likely going to die. If Martin had gotten the gun, there is a high chance Zimmerman would just be an unsolved murder that maybe earned 6 paragraphs in the local news.
I would presume any homicide would automatically go to a grand jury for review. Its 100% not Zimmerman's fault if the police were lazy asses or didn't give a damn. He fully cooperated. And at the start he had called the police and his first words to others was "call the police" - apparently the police not interested in coming to that high crime neighborhood until a 911 call received.
I see NO justice in this matter and and am stunned not only the summary declarations of guilt of murder of Zimmerman by many on this forum - but even the raw, unlimited attempts to villify him asserting unknowns into facts to "prove it."
Yeah, let's all hate the Latino who was attacked by a suspended from school violent punk - because that is who Martin is proven to be. But, I can't recall reading anyone on the forum saying he/she is Latino. It appears the consensus of the political black community and political white community is that the one thing both agree on is if there is a conflict with a Latino, we all know its the Latino's fault.
I hope this backfires on Obama and this racist statement of Obama - grossly racist and of racial division - is something that may actually turn me back to voting Republican - something I thought impossible.
I WILL VOTE FOR THE SIDE I THINK MOST REPRESENTS JUSTICE. That meant I could not longer consider voting Republican. However, since this matter concerns potential life imprisonment or death penalty to use racial division as a political agenda in a key swing state? No, I don't think I can possibly tolerate a president who would do that - and an reminded that Obama is the first president to openly declare - and do - his belief that he can order Americans summarily assassinated.