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Monday, May 12, 2014

"If That Had Been a White Kid on a Cell Phone... [Zimmerman] Wouldn't Have Stayed on Him the Way He Did"

Posted by on Mon, May 12, 2014 at 10:53 AM

George Zimmerman's former best friend Frank Taaffe decided he has to "get right with God," so now he wants the world to know that he thinks Zimmerman is guilty.


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venomlash 1
Never much doubt as to whether Zimmerman was guilty of murder. The only real question was whether Florida law allowed it.
Posted by venomlash on May 12, 2014 at 11:12 AM · Report this
meanie 2
He was acquitted by a jury, it was self defense under Floridian law. So unless everyone wants to grab their white hoods and torches, they need to let it go. Social justice warriors are just beating a dead horse at this point.
Posted by meanie on May 12, 2014 at 11:20 AM · Report this
@2: I don't think white hoods are the image you should be aiming for.
Posted by clashfan on May 12, 2014 at 11:22 AM · Report this
TheMisanthrope 4
@3 Well, it's not like you're going after a white dude. Just after a not-black dude.
Posted by TheMisanthrope on May 12, 2014 at 11:37 AM · Report this
long-time reader 5
@2, if a human being is hunted down and slaughtered like an animal, and the murderer gets off scot-free, everybody should just let it go?
Posted by long-time reader on May 12, 2014 at 12:00 PM · Report this
meanie 6
@5 due process is a really hard concept I know, but yes I would say that seeking some nebulous vigilante action, or attempting to harass someone who is acquitted of a crime because you don't agree with the verdict is a dick thing to do, and nullifies the idea of the american judicial process in general.

Mob rule is fun and all, but its not a great way to run a society.
Posted by meanie on May 12, 2014 at 12:06 PM · Report this
JonnoN 7
@6 that's a nice strawman you've got there
Posted by JonnoN on May 12, 2014 at 12:11 PM · Report this
#6 interesting that you criticize people for engaging in vigilante action. I think you should ask Trayvon Martin what vigilante action really looks like. Oh wait, you can't. Cause he was murdered. Never mind. And mob rule... I wonder what your thoughts are on the un-regulated militia agitating for civil war at the Cliven Bundy property. Is that the kind of mob rule you are referring to?
Posted by screed on May 12, 2014 at 12:20 PM · Report this
Post_Mortem 9
Meanie, conflating social condemnation with mob rule and vigilante justice would be ridiculous, even if you weren't doing so to defend a vigilante killer. Stop embarrassing yourself.
Posted by Post_Mortem on May 12, 2014 at 12:29 PM · Report this
keshmeshi 10

Did you say the same thing for OJ Simpson 20 years ago?
Posted by keshmeshi on May 12, 2014 at 12:40 PM · Report this
If you watched the trial, and didn't just follow it on Ta-Neshi Coates' Twitter feed, you'd all have to admit that there was much more than reasonable doubt that Saint Trayvon was hunted and stalked by evil "white man" Zimmerman, and that facts largely supported Zimmerman's claim that Martin attacked and was beating the crap out of him while he waited for the cops to show up.

Do you all ever wonder how weird it is that every one of your social justice superheroes turns out to have feet of clay?
Posted by Billy Chav on May 12, 2014 at 12:42 PM · Report this
JonnoN 12
@11 holy fuck you're stupid
Posted by JonnoN on May 12, 2014 at 12:44 PM · Report this
meanie 13
@8 I said "nebulous, or" which I would hope was vague enough to imply it was a hypothetical example, but no you missed that and went straight to stupid

@9 I was replying to @5 who expressed indignation at accepting a legal jury verdict. I don't know how else you reject rule of law other than a vigilante action, but I am eager to hear more of your knee jerk bleating.

@10 yes I did. OJs trial was jacked up, but it was legal. There was "reasonable doubt."
Posted by meanie on May 12, 2014 at 1:07 PM · Report this
fletc3her 14
People get off on technicalities all the time.

What is sad is to see Zimmerman gloating about it so openly.
Posted by fletc3her on May 12, 2014 at 1:48 PM · Report this
blip 15
@14, The thing that's so maddening is that it wasn't a technicality but a supremely fucked up law that allows/encourages people to kill with impunity, so long as they say they felt threatened.

Hopefully if the clay-footed social justice warriors continue to draw attention to this case there will be enough of a public outcry and these laws will change.
Posted by blip on May 12, 2014 at 2:14 PM · Report this
Post_Mortem 16
Meanie, I already answered your question in my previous post. Try thinking while you read. Hint: it's the thing you're conflating with mob rule and vigilantism out of a dearth of imagination.
Posted by Post_Mortem on May 12, 2014 at 2:14 PM · Report this
@10 I do not remember blacks being indignant when OJ got away with killing a white woman and Jewish man. Nor were blacks indignant when blacks were allowed to hunt down Jews for 3 days in Crown Heights. You show me where the words "injustice" are used by blacks in connection with the murders of Antony Grazzoni and Yankel Rosenbaum. Want to see a photo of a child attacked for his race and what he is wearing on his head? Want to see a photo of police brutality? DOn't look at photos of 6 year old Trayvon and Rodney King. Look at this photo:
Neither the racist black mob or the police who stood by and allowed it to happen faced any consequences. Not a peep of condemnation or any "no justice no peace" by Sharpton, Spike Lee, NAACP, Alice Walker and the rest of the black mafia.
Posted by hayden c on May 12, 2014 at 2:19 PM · Report this
And if the Tubaman was black and the mob who stomped him to death was white I'm sure Charles would have written 2 dozen posts in outrage over the lack of justice.
I'm also pretty sure Obama would not have condemned Donald Sterlings racism if he were a black man. After all his spiritual advisor of 20 years hated Jews more than Sterling hated blacks and he has never condemned it.
Posted by hayden c on May 12, 2014 at 2:23 PM · Report this
Expletive? Check.
Ad hominem? Check.
Doesn't address point? Check.
Adds nothing even of entertainment value? Check.
Defending fake martyr she doesn't really care about, except so far as that fake martyr can be used to attack the wrong kind of white people? Check.

You have it all. 5-star social justice internet comment warrior!
Posted by Billy Chav on May 12, 2014 at 3:06 PM · Report this
venomlash 20
@17, 18: FUCK SAKE, stop trying to exploit racial tensions and the deaths of my brethren in your weird little crusade against brown people!
@19: Not technically argumentum ad hominem.
Posted by venomlash on May 12, 2014 at 8:22 PM · Report this

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