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  1. #1 Because DUmmies lurk here...... 
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    http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/...continues.html

    ..."So, to make Al Sharpton and the MSM appear foolish (not at all difficult to do), to illustrate that they have a double standard, to show that "face time" and ratings and money are their primary motivating factors, consider the Roderick Scott-Christopher Cervini case from 2008-9. Never heard of that case? Well, I'm not surprised. The case did not make national headlines because it was not loudly trumpeted by Al Sharpton, or the MSM, or any other race baiter.

    Yet the case was eerily similar to the Zimmerman-Martin case. Race was present, death was present, a call to 911 was present, the person killed didn't have a gun, the parents of the dead person said that justice was not served. All the factors attractive to Sharpton were present. Still, he declined to bring it forward. Why not?

    Did I mention that Roderick Scott is black, and that Christopher Cervini was white? Could that be the reason Sharpton or the MSM didn't emphasize it? Could the fact that the Scott-Cervini case didn't fit the Sharpton/MSM template be the reason? Said very sarcastically, "Naaaah! Couldn't be the reason. Sharpton (and the MSM) just wants justice."

    Roderick Scott "...testified that on the morning of the fatal encounter he observed Cervini and two other youths breaking into a neighbor's vehicle. Scott says he ordered the suspects to freeze and wait for the arrival of the police. He insists that he opened fire on Cervini only when the teen 'charged' him and was screaming that he was going to get Scott."

    Scott was acquitted.

    Where were, in 2009, all the verdict protests, the revenge beating of a lone black by a white gang, the stopping of a black family trying to get a little girl to the hospital, the cries of "No Justice, No Peace," the 100 city rallies, a call for a "National Day of Action, calls for the Department of Justice to look into civil rights violations of Cervini, or white parents leading verdict protests?

    When did Sharpton et al. protest that Scott was acquitted, that justice for Cervini be attained?

    Did I somehow miss all that?..."
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    http://spectator.org/archives/2013/0...l-misdirection

    ...."In 2009, Roderick Scott, a black man, was put on trial for killing a 17-year-old, unarmed white teenager named Christopher Cervini. Scott found Cervini and two other youths breaking into a car. Scott pulled out a gun and told the group to wait for the police. When Cervini charged, Scott shot and killed him. Scott’s claim was self-defense. He claimed the even though Cervini was un-armed, he had reason to fear for his life. Amazingly, here we have the “what if” scenario pondered endlessly over the past week, including by President Obama. Would Zimmerman have been found not guilty if Trayvon Martin had not been black? The question is usually posed rhetorically, with the implied, if not stated response being “hell no.” So what happened to Scott? Like Zimmerman, he was acquitted."


    ..."There was no hint of misconduct by either the defense attorneys, defense witnesses, or the jury in the Trayvon Martin case. If the president wanted to comment on the case, he should have thanked the jurors for performing their difficult and thankless task instead of implying that there might be good reason to suspect that they were not fair and impartial in reaching their verdict....

    ..."It is also unclear that Trayvon Martin in his short life, spent mostly in a predominately African-American area, had much or any personal experience with racial discrimination. Trayvon Martin certainly didn’t share many traits with 17-year-old Barack Obama. Obama had no problems with the law, did not get suspended from school, did not get thrown out of the house by his mother, and did not assault “creepy-ass crackers.” So when President Obama said that he could have been Trayvon Martin, we can only surmise that he identifies with Martin based on the color of his skin rather than the content of his character. That, unfortunately, is a step in the wrong direction.

    There is no evidence that George Zimmerman is an evil, racist “profiler.” To the contrary, he is a man of mixed racial background (including an Afro-Peruvian grandmother), who mentored black kids, and once joined in a complaint about a white youth who beat up a black homeless man. Likewise, Trayvon Martin was no innocent “kid” just trying to walk home. He was as 6 foot 2, 175 pound young man with a checkered history who bragged about his fighting skill. Maybe Zimmerman’s perception that Martin looked to be up to no good was wrong. We’ll never know, though we do know that Zimmerman’s suspicion that Martin was on drugs was correct...."
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